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Surveillance Law Drives SDN Test From New Zealand – Reports
Wagner’s Ring | 2/27/2015

The long-standing project, which includes Google among its sponsors, transferred to Australia after failing to get relief from a law requiring operators to notify the government of any network changes.

Grande Preps 1-Gig for San Antonio
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

Getting the jump on its rivals again, the US competitive overbuilder plans to extend Gigabit service to a second large Texas market after launching similar service in Austin early last year.

Light Reading Salutes Leonard Nimoy: He Lived Long & Prospered
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

Like geeks everywhere, we're saddened to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy.

Poll: Standardization Biggest Challenge in IoT
Que Sera Sarah | 2/27/2015

A survey of more than 450 Light Reading readers suggests that fragmentation and a lack of standards is the biggest challenge for service providers wanting to participate in the space.

UK 'Open' Smart City Shows Faith in SDN
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

'Open programmable city' initiative in Bristol, UK, has SDN-enabled switches from optical vendor Polatis at its core.

Nuage CEO Shares New IP Nuances
From the Founder | 2/27/2015

Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nuage Networks (Alcatel-Lucent), talks to Light Reading's founder and CEO, Steve Saunders, about migrating to the New IP world, and the importance of providing value as networks move to the cloud through automation of network elements, policy implementation and more.

Indian Operators Plot Spectrum Auction Moves
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

Light Reading's guide to who will bid for what during the world's largest-ever spectrum auction, in India next month.

Verizon Takes Radio Dot to Detroit, VoLTE Overseas
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

Carrier has deployed Ericsson's small cell system at its Detroit regional headquarters, as well as demonstrating international VoLTE roaming with DoCoMo and KT.

Aereo Gets A Kick in the Ass(ets)
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

In what should finally be its last chapter, Aereo auctions off its assets to TiVo, RPX Corp and Alliance Technology Solutions for the disappointing sum of less than $2 million.

China Issues LTE FDD Licenses
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

At last! The Chinese authorities finally lets FDD off the leash to add to the 4G action.

Eurobites: Ericsson Bites Apple Over Patents
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Nokia team up for telco cloud; eircom revenues fall 4% in second quarter.

The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
Shades of Ray | 2/27/2015

Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.

Let There Be Lumentum! JDSU Names Its New Empire
Shades of Ray | 2/27/2015

JDSU channels the spirit of the Roman Empire as it announces its post-split optical and assurance units will be called Lumentum and Viavi.

EE to Trial 400 Mbit/s 4G, eMBMS at Wembley
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

UK's biggest 4G operator to conduct trials of superfast and broadcasting technologies at Wembley Stadium.

Qualcomm Brings LTE-U to Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

Qualcomm announces support for LTE-U in its latest small cell chipsets and RF receivers for small cells and mobile devices, as well as showcases how it can play nice with WiFi.

ADVA Revenues Up, Eyes Data Center Prize
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

Optical vendor ADVA reported record revenue for 2014, as it sets sights on the data center boom in 2015.

FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

The FCC pre-empts state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, potentially opening the floodgates to municipal network expansion.

FCC Vote Shows Net Neutrality Strains
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

In a historic move, the Commission adopts a Title II regulatory regime but agrees to forbear from many of the utility-style regulations that Title II embodies. Will that work? We'll see.

US Telecom: FCC's Move Has Global Implications
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

Agency's chief, Walter McCormick, says reclassifying Internet access as a telecom service could open Pandora's box of international treaty rules.

FCC Adopts Title II Rules
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

Acceding to Obama's public request, the FCC has adopted the reclassification of broadband service as a Title II telecom service over both fixed broadband lines and mobile networks.

China, US Quarrels Could Get Ugly for Telecom
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

Cisco, Apple, Citrix and other vendors are off the approved list for Chinese government procurement.

Avago Eyes Enterprise Storage With Emulex Buy
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

The semiconductor supplier has purchased storage networking vendor Emulex for $606 million to up its game in enterprise storage.

Cablevision CEO Shrugs Off Title II
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

While other top US cable and telco executives fear the worst about the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Cablevision Systems CEO James Dolan is pretty blasé about it.

Eurobites: Colt Hurt by Fall in Voice Revenue
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google combines European subsidiaries; O2 launches browser version of Tu Go; speedy 5G.

HP in Talks to Buy Aruba – Report
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

HP is believed to be in discussions to acquire WiFi networking vendor Aruba and could announce it at Mobile World Congress.

T-Mobile US Spurs Growth at Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

Europe's biggest operator had its US business to thank for sales and earnings growth in 2014, with all other units reporting revenue declines.

Deutsche Telekom Outlines Its RCS Evolution
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

DT's head of messaging explains how the carrier went from having an RCS app to an integrated service and details what's next on its RCS roadmap.

Jibe Hub, Fring Alliance & More RCS Action at MWC
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

Jibe will be demonstrating RCS interoperability with DT, KPN, Vodafone, Sprint and Telefonica, as RCS slowly starts to get deployed across the globe.

Report: Sprint to Add 9,000 New Sites for LTE
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Is Sprint about to bolster its network with a major upgrade?

60% of World Lacks Internet: Facebook Report
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

90% live within range of a mobile signal -- carriers just need to get them to connect, according to a report from Internet.org, sponsored by Facebook.

Gemalto Denies Spy Agencies Stole Encryption Keys
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Dutch chipmaker admits US and UK intelligence agencies probably hacked into its network but denies they stole encryption keys.

Cablevision Mulls Going OTT
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Cablevision CEO James Dolan hints that the fifth biggest US MSO is mulling some type of slimmer broadband video service as it shifts its emphasis from conventional pay-TV delivery.

Verizon Enterprise Makes Its IoT Play
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

With new report, Verizon Enterprise Solutions spells out to enterprises how it can help them make and save money with a wide range of IoT solutions.

Big Telecom Event: Bigger & Better
From the Founder | 2/25/2015

Light Reading's Big Telecom Event, June 9-10, Chicago, is the only event focused on monetizing high-capacity broadband networks.

Telefónica Upbeat Despite Slump in Profits
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Hit by currency weakness in Venezuela and restructuring costs in Germany, Spain's incumbent is confident this year will be much brighter.

Is DT About to Blow Our SDN Socks Off?
Shades of Ray | 2/25/2015

It's Deutsche Telekom's Capital Markets day on February 26 & 27, and I'm expecting some big news around its SDN and NFV strategy.

BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
LRTV Documentaries | 2/25/2015

This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.

Is FCC Weighing Net Neutrality Changes?
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is rumored to have recommended last-minute tweaks to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal that would water it down a bit.

HP Gives Carriers IoT Management Smarts
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

HP takes aim at service provider opportunities in the enterprise IoT sector with a platform equipped for management and analytics.

Ciena Addresses Rise of Web-Scale Dynamics
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Ciena announces new chipsets and other offerings aimed at addressing the unique requirements of web-scale networking trends.

Eurobites: VimpelCom Faces Tough 2015
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's ambition; Bouygues Telecom sees revenues slide; controlling drones by brainwaves.

Small Cells Enabling Location Services
Que Sera Sarah | 2/25/2015

As indoor small cells start getting deployed at scale, attention is turning toward what else can be done with the base station, including exploring location-based services.

Midokura Beefs Up Cloud Support
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Adds support for VMware, Red Hat and OpenStack, as well as management extensions for open source MidoNet.

VMware Nabs Juniper CIO
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Former Juniper CIO Bask Iyer will keep VMware's network and IT infrastructure running.

Comcast Weighs WiFi Plans
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

Comcast officials are studying ways to monetize their WiFi assets as they continue to deploy millions of hotspots throughout the US.

TeliaSonera Unit Eyes Metro 100G Decision
News Analysis | 2/25/2015

TeliaSonera International Carrier is getting ready to make vendor choices for upcoming metro 100G deployments.

Comcast Sweats Title II Rules
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

While clearly not thrilled with the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Comcast executives seem resigned to it.

Huawei Promises 4.5G & LTE-M in 2016
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

Ahead of MWC, vendor pitches details of next step from LTE-A, unveils its LTE-M strategy for cellular IoT, talks up new video optimization capabilities and unveils a digital-friendly BSS.

DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
Morris Lore | 2/24/2015

Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.

TM Forum Catalysts Target NFV Management
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

More than half of 21 operator-sponsored demos focus on bringing NFV to market faster by solving management and orchestration issues.

Arris Adds Global Flavor to RDK
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

RDK Management is adding new support for Europe's DVB pay-TV technology standard to its software stack, thanks to development contributions from Arris.

Dish Sheds Subs, Changes Up CEO
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

Dish Network lost 63,000 video subscribers in Q4 after carriage battles with programmers, and CEO Joseph Clayton is retiring.

Artemis's pCell Network Coming Soon Via Dish
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

Startup promising to greatly improve LTE network performance will launch on Dish's spectrum in San Fran, as well as make its Hub available for indoor testing.

Ukraine 3G Auction Raises Less Than $300M
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

Three mobile operators each secure the same amount of spectrum in Europe's last 3G auction.

Comcast to Open IoT Lab in Accelerator
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

The cable operator connects with Boulder accelerator Boomtown in an effort to foster application innovation for the IoT.

Eurobites: Telefónica Hit by E-Plus Costs in Q4
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica broadens cyber security offer; Danish gig for ADVA unit; Ericsson in WebRTC project.

10 Weirdly Useful IoT Devices
Slide Shows | 2/24/2015

There's no shortage of connected devices out there, yet somehow there's always room for more. Join us for a tour of 10 smart, slightly bizarre things that will make your life just a bit easier.

ZTE's Pre5G Offers a Path Across FDD Divide
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

The Chinese vendor is banking on a high-speed TDD technology for European success.

FCC Panel Debates CableCARD Successor
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

The first meeting of the FCC's Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee proves that creating a CableCARD successor will be anything but easy.

T-Mobile Gets Small & Unlicensed With Nokia
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

T-Mobile taps Nokia for LTE-U small cells that it plans to start deploying in 2016.

Taqua, Interop Bring VoWiFi to Rural SPs
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Taqua teams up with Interop to better reach rural wireless operators looking to offer WiFi calling, many of which don't yet have IMS deployed.

New IP: Bigger, Better
From the Founder | 2/23/2015

The New IP is actually bigger even than business. Like another hugely important tech that Light Reading is digging into right now, the New IP has the potential to change the world by fundamentally advancing what it is possible for people to achieve with communications.

New IP: Bigger, Better
Column | 2/23/2015

Bigger. And Better. But definitely bigger.

Optical Earnings Calendar: ADVA, Ciena Due to Report
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

ADVA reports quarterly earnings this week, while Ciena follows next week as optical watchers look to keep tabs on the 100G market.

Google Pads Wallet With SoftCard Tech & IP
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Google is acquiring Softcard's IP and technology and will pre-embed Google Wallet on all Android smartphones from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.

MWC: Let the Madness Begin
Shades of Ray | 2/23/2015

Are you all strapped in? Then let's talk 5G, NFV, IoT, security and anything else that rhymes with LTE… oh, and tapas…

DirecTV Grudgingly Eyes OTT
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Although not thrilled about the profit potential of over-the-top video, DirecTV is exploring the option of launching its own Internet video service to compete in the broadband video space.

Did Arris Just Upend Cisco for Major Oz Deal?
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Arris is to play a critical role in expanding and upgrading HFC-based broadband services in Australia.

Eurobites: Apple Invests €1.7B in European Data Centers
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in IoT alliance; Vodafone gets Deutsche Bank gig; termination rates slashed in Saudi Arabia; AlcaLu integrates Siklu.

Cyber Security Expert Warns: You're Doing It Wrong
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Companies are clueless about cyber security, according to the CEO of the US Cyber Consequences Unit.

RJio to Drive WiFi Rollout in India
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Reliance Jio has an opportunity to spearhead the deployment of WiFi services in India.

Telekom Austria Builds Multi-Vendor NFV 4G Core
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Telekom Austria subsidiary Vip Mobile trials a virtual 4G service delivery stack for VoLTE services using technology from multiple specialist vendors.

Arista's Strong Q4 Should Ease Investor Lawsuit Jitters – Analyst
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

But the company still expects to spend up to $7M in legal costs in Q1 2015.

Discovery CEO Threatens Cable With OTT
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

Discovery CEO David Zaslav says he will consider creating a direct-to-consumer online video service if cable companies don't beef up their TV Everywhere efforts soon.

The New IP in Pics: It Must Be Art!
Slide Shows | 2/20/2015

Photos from the show where attendees learned about turning their networks into innovation and profit centers.

Ericsson: Performance, Agility, Personalization All Matter
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

The next generation of services isn't about more bandwidth alone but the ability to customize and bring things to market faster, exec tells New IP audience.

Telecom Italia to Invest €3B in Fiber to Spur Growth
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

Italy's telecom incumbent is to ramp up investments in high-speed fixed and mobile networks.

GTT Buys MegaPath's Managed Services Unit
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

GTT expands its managed services with the acquisition, while MegaPath continues to pare down.

Cisco's Ahuja: CSPs Need to Think Like Restaurateurs
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

Enterprises and consumers care about getting the network services they've ordered, not the ingredients and recipe.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests Virtual CPE
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Gemalto investigates hacking claims; BT welcomes Euro support over pricing rules; T-Mobile Austria bundles Netflix; and more.

IP Storage Attracts Attention as Brocade Boosts Its Margins
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

New IP storage capabilities attracted analyst attention during Brocade's fiscal first quarter earnings call, which highlighted the vendor's improving sales and margins.

Network Services Key to SDN Strategies, Says AlcaLu's Alwan
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

Basil Alwan, president of IP routing and transport at Alcatel-Lucent, says speedy configuration is a massive opportunity as services become decoupled from the infrastructure.

T-Mobile: Google & Dish Could Be 'Interesting' Partners
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Today's T-Mobile earnings call is bought to you by the letters MVNO and LTE.

Google: OpenConfig Grows, Goes Commercial
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Informal large carrier group focused on common data models is moving rapidly toward initial deployments.

Women in Telecom: Collaboration Critical to New IP
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Panelists at Light Reading's Women in Telecom discuss the technology and cultural changes that the New IP brings about, and why women have a big role to play in it.

Tele2 Launches 4G Offering for M2M
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

The European operator says its new 4G service will support more advanced M2M applications than 2G and 3G can handle.

Ericsson Revamps Its RAN With RBS 6000 Successor
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

As part of its pre-MWC news blast, Ericsson announces the successor to its highly successful base station and talks small cells, analytics, backhaul and more.

Arris Running Into Headwinds
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Big cable/telco equipment vendor ends 2014 on a high note but sees tougher times in 2015 because of telco capex cuts, media merger deals, rising US dollar and West Coast port issues.

NBC Goes Live Online... for Cable Subs
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

NBCUniversal launched live streaming of its linear TV lineup this week for online viewers who can prove they already have a pay-TV subscription.

Fireside Chat: NFV & OSS at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/19/2015

Join our fireside chat at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as we discuss the operational implications of NFV with Justin Paul, head of OSS marketing at Amdocs.

Deutsche Telekom Says Europe Risks Being 5G Flop
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom's European boss, has issued a stark warning to Europe's technology players.

Eurobites: Nokia Touts IoT Security
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cozy with Colt; Telecom Italia considers media unit buyout; Technicolor sets 2020 targets.

Samsung Buys LoopPay to Take on Apple Pay
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Takeover of contactless specialist by South Korea's tech giant issues a challenge to mobile wallet rivals.

Deutsche Telekom, Colt Join Forces on Voice
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Operators say partnership in ultra-competitive international voice market will protect margins and bring scale benefits.

I'm Having a Party – and You're Invited
From the Founder | 2/19/2015

This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) is going to be even bigger and better than our 2014 blockbuster debut. And there won't be an olde worlde boothe in sight.

T-Mobile Boss Asks Consumers to Pressure FCC on Low-Band
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

John Legere wants consumer help in getting the FCC to change the rules on the 600MHz auction.

Cyan Claims Carrier Wins, Revenue Jumps
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Cyan reports growing revenue and two service provider wins for NFV orchestration.

Liberty Global Digs Latin Beat
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Top international MSO sees strong potential for broadband and pay-TV growth in Latin America and Caribbean as it prepares to launch tracking stock for its growing LatAm cable assets.

Alcatel-Lucent Pitches Its 400G IP Gear at DCI Market
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Vendor pitches its single-port 400G IP-over-DWDM capabilities at operators needing greater capacity between data centers and their metro and core networks.

Rovi Lands A&E for Ad Analytics
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Rovi has signed up A&E Networks as its first major media customer for Ad Optimizer, an audience targeting solution built on Rovi's analytics platform.

Verizon Wireless CEO to Retire
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

CEO Dan Mead will retire after he's done managing Verizon's wireline sale to Frontier, and John Stratton will take on the new role of EVP and president of operations.

NTT Shares Critical SDN Lessons
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Being one of the pioneers of commercial SDN deployment means NTT is also first to learn critical lessons, which it will share Thursday at The New IP show in San Jose.

Sonic Pushes Free Gigabit to California Schools
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

The ISP is offering to connect schools in Northern California to its gigabit network for free if enough users sign on.

ONF Aims to Be Open-Source SDN Glue
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

New portal, software community and Software Leadership Council will get ONF more deeply engaged in software processes to speed commercial development.

Hutchison's Wind of Change
Morris Lore | 2/18/2015

Takeovers of Italy's Wind and the UK's O2 would make Hutchison a major force in European telecom.

Cisco Woos Competitors With Free ConfD
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Makes the Tail-f product free with a perpetual license.

Eurobites: Nokia Applies SDN, NFV to Mobile Transport, Core
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi considers offer for Numericable stake; Huawei does in-car WiFi in Spain; Samsung and Microsoft devices under the cosh in Europe.

IP & Optical Take Different Roads Toward Integration
DOS Attack | 2/18/2015

IP and optical have been moving toward a physical convergence for years, but software layer integration is the new hot topic.

Verizon Allocating $500M to Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

Even with fresh AWS spectrum, Verizon is setting aside $500M for small cells, as it finds municipal interest is up, technology is better and prices are down.

Italian SP Deploys Homemade SDN Appliance
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

What's Facebook got that they ain't got?

We Don't Need No Stinkin' TV
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

New Nielsen numbers show a startling drop in traditional TV viewing by millennials in the last four months of 2014, setting off alarm bells in the TV industry.

FAA Lays Out First Proposal for Small Drones
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

No night flights for commercial drones!

Procera Claims NFV Performance First
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

Virtual CPE maker says its NFV software hit 150 Gbit/s performance throughput running on Intel Xeon processors.

Ad Insertion Vendor Scores Patent, Customers
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

Ad tech specialist This Technology secures a key US patent for dynamic ad insertion and adds two big, albeit unnamed US MSOs, to its cable and telco client roster.

AT&T Makes More Moves in Mexico
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

GoPhone customers on $60 plans will now get free calling to Mexico, the carrier's latest move as it looks to create the first ever cross-border North American Mobile Service area.

Reliance Jio Entry Hots Up Indian Auction
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

India's forthcoming multi-band spectrum auction could raise even more than previously expected now that Reliance Jio has joined the race.

Eurobites: Vodafone Plays Hardball Over BT/EE
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco invests in French startups; Monitise losses widen; CityFibre bolsters management team.

Can't Succeed Without Failing
Column | 2/17/2015

When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.

G.fast Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/17/2015

The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and G.fast is a key technology that telecom service providers can deploy to compete successfully.

Orange Feels European Squeeze
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

France's biggest operator expects earnings to suffer this year as conditions in Europe remain tough.

Nokia Offers Virtual OSS, VNF Service
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

Vendor's pre-MWC media blitz includes cloud-ready OSS and BSS, an NFV assessment service and enhancements to its Radio Cloud proposition, including Ethernet-based fronthaul.

NFV Gets Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/17/2015

If NFV is to progress, proofs of concept and trials need to come out of the lab and into live networks in 2015.

India's 3G Market Still in the Starting Blocks
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

With a large-scale launch of 4G services expected this year, the future for India's still nascent 3G sector is questionable.

Crown Castle Weighs Sale of Australian Unit
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

The heavily indebted infrastructure company says a sale could be in the best interests of shareholders.

Dish Slings EPIX Online
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

Dish is adding premium live TV and on-demand content from EPIX to the online Sling TV service.

AT&T Joins KC Gigabit Battleground
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

AT&T launches U-verse with Gigapower in parts of Kansas City, going head-to-head with Google Fiber and other providers.

Telecom Italia Rejigs Services in Recovery Bid
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

Italy's biggest operator is making some bold pricing and branding moves to sustain sales improvements at home.

Eurobites: Liberty Global Placates Rivals With €183.5M Payoff
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: union predicts jobs armageddon at Telkom; Liquid Telecom funds African expansion; Ireland reaches out to rural broadband notspots.

SpiderCloud Evolves Its Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

New updates to its enterprise small cells include carrier aggregation, multi-operator RAN and Bluetooth for easier installation and location-based services.

SK Telecom Bets on SDN for Wireless
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

The Korean provider signed up for partner membership in ON.Lab, which is developing an open source SDN operating system.

Liberty Global Preps Broadband Blitz
News Analysis | 2/13/2015

Top international MSO sees big opportunities for broadband growth in the UK and across Europe as it prepares to start trials of the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec in the second half of the year.

Startup Takes WebRTC Through the Matrix
News Analysis | 2/13/2015

New non-profit Matrix.org looks to add the signaling link to WebRTC to make it as ubiquitous and interoperable as email, but it may have trouble getting telcos to join the cause.

Muni Operators Split on Title II
News Analysis | 2/13/2015

Municipal broadband providers are throwing their weight around in the heated debates over greater US regulation of the Internet but are at odds over the best course.

Eurobites: Liberty Global Shows Growth
News Analysis | 2/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does LTE-Advanced in Africa; Gigaclear challenges BT in UK broadband market.

Virgin Media Plots £3B Invasion of BT Turf
News Analysis | 2/13/2015

The UK's biggest cable operator is to invest £3 billion ($4.6 billion) in extending its network to another four million premises.

EE Plots Drones to Blanket UK for 4G
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

The operator could use drones or balloons to unwire hard-to-reach rural areas in the UK.

SingTel Profits Boosted by Overseas Gains
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

Singapore's state-backed operator has overseas businesses to thank for recent earnings growth.

Mobile Startups Rack Up $4.2B in January
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

Uber once again brings in the most cash among the 118 deals private companies inked in the first month of 2015.

Alabama Expanse Gets Upgraded to a Gig
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

A telecom co-op in northeastern Alabama upgrades its entire fiber network to gigabit speeds for residents and businesses.

Arris: Don't Worry, Be Happy
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

Arris CFO David Potts is optimistic about the Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal, unconcerned about net neutrality and bullish on his company's set-top future.

Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015
LRTV Interviews | 2/12/2015

On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please register now by sending an email to [email protected]

OIF's FlexEthernet Project Targets DCI
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

New specs would define how to set up faster Ethernet connections between data centers in advance of newer IEEE Ethernet definitions.

CenturyLink Eyes More Gig Launches
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

With gigabit service already available in 10 major markets, the big US telco plans to expand its reach further in 2015 as it enjoys the 'Gigabit halo effect' in its initial regions.

Eurobites: MTN Eyes Majority Stake in Telkom
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT begins ₤1 billion share placement; mobile edge startup raises funds from SoftBank and Akamia; Ofcom's green light for white spaces.

Going Green in 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 2/12/2015

Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.

iPhone Hunger Fuels Telstra Earnings Growth
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

Australia's incumbent operator is reaping the benefits of its investments in smartphone and mobile data services.

Europe's FTTH Subs to Double by 2019
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

The number of fiber-to-the-home customers in the European region is set to more than double during the next five years, but that will still only take penetration to about 19%.

Cars, Cities & Pet Trackers: IoT in 2015
Jonestown | 2/12/2015

The connected car is driving the IoT market now, but that's just the start of it.

Level 3 Brings Volume to DDoS Mitigation
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

Network operator launches services capable of ingesting attacks up to 4.6 terabits per second.

Cisco Sees Strong Quarter Despite Carrier Weakness
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

Carrier revenue was better this quarter than in previous quarters. But it wasn't good.

Cisco's Chambers Still Coy About Retiring
Wagner’s Ring | 2/12/2015

But he's happy to talk about running and lifting weights.

Cloud Not Yet Raining Cash for CenturyLink
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

Hosting revenues, including cloud services, disappoint in Q4, but company execs see brighter days ahead in the second half of 2015.

Masergy's Cloud Router Solves CPE Dilemma
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

New service eliminates premises box entirely with virtualized routing based in a Masergy colo.

Pics From Poland: FTTH Conference
Slide Shows | 2/11/2015

The annual FTTH Council Europe event is in Warsaw, Poland, this year -- check out the pics from day 1.

TWC Taps BlackArrow for Multiscreen Ads
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

Time Warner Cable chooses BlackArrow's new solution for dynamically inserting ads in on-demand content streamed to IP-connected video devices.

Comcast Offers Live TV Magic Trick
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

Comcast rolls out trick-play features for live TV with an embedded SD card and up to 25 minutes of video buffering on its thin-client Xi3 set-tops.

Cyan Targets DCI With 34 Terabit Platform
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

New N-Series is also based on open COTS-based hardware and uses a Linux operating system to appeal to large Internet content providers.

Eurobites: EE Invests in Rural 4G Rollout
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox raises $115 million; rail connectivity boost in France; ARM profits up.

Telenor Shares Suffer on Weak 2015 Outlook
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

The Norwegian operator reported growth in sales and profits but expects margins to shrink this year.

Does Google Fiber Have Renewed Euro Ambitions?
Shades of Ray | 2/11/2015

There are some interesting names on the attendee list at the FTTH Council Europe event in Warsaw, Poland.

A10 Slides Despite Strong Carrier Spending
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

But CEO Lee Chen is optimistic about the outlook for 2015.

Net Loss Prompts More Cuts at Telekom Austria
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

Austrian incumbent to embark on further restructuring after a disappointing performance in 2014.

AT&T Grows Its Own Federated UC Platform
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

From the AT&T Labs to an internal trial, AT&T Federated UC is a homegrown answer to the problem of too many IM platforms.

Sprint Versus T-Mobile: Which Metrics Matter?
Que Sera Sarah | 2/10/2015

RootMetrics says Sprint has passed T-Mobile in overall network performance, thanks in large part to its improved voice and text quality, but data will be most important going forward.

BT, Sky Splash £5.1B on Premier League Rights
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

BT makes further inroads into Sky territory as spending on Premier League TV rights grows by 70% compared with earlier deal.

Multiscreen Video Goes Regional
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

Harmonic and This Technology team up with integrated solutions for regional delivery of multiscreen video programming.

Sprint Plans WiFi + Lync Enterprise Bundle
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

As part of its Workplace-as-a-Service offering to be launched soon, Sprint is reportedly planning to bundle WiFi access points and Microsoft Lync with mobile broadband access.

Ericsson Preps LTE-U for Verizon, T-Mob & SK Telecom
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

Ericsson and Qualcomm say they have achieved data speeds of 450 Mbit/s by combining licensed and unlicensed spectrum in a lab demo for Verizon, T-Mobile and SK Telecom.

AllSeen Tries to Streamline IoT Standards
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

The Internet of Things standards organization attempts to make it less risky for device and app creators to comply with standards.

Telefónica: A Lean Elephant?
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

Telefónica can't behave like a lean startup but it can be a 'lean elephant,' believes the telco's CEO of Communications Services and Product Innovation, Ian Small.

Microsoft & Samsung Bury Hatchet
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

Technology giants end licensing dispute but keep details of agreement secret.

Eurobites: Bullish Anite in China LTE Project
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in Egypt; EE tops mobile survey; Com Hem's Q4.

Malaysia's Digi Aims for Mobile Internet Top Spot
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

Malaysia's third-biggest mobile operator believes it can beat Celcom and Maxis in the fast-growing mobile Internet market.

SoftBank Profits Tumble on Sprint Costs
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

Severance costs at Sprint have taken a heavy toll on SoftBank's bottom line.

Cisco Takes Open Source Route to Policy Revamp
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

The Noiro Networks group is separated by a figurative firewall from the rest of Cisco. But don't jump to conclusions — it's still part of the company.

Qualcomm to Pay $975M in China Antitrust Spat
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

Chipmaker has reached the end of a 14-month quarrel with China's National Development and Reform Commission over anti-monopoly violations.

AT&T Links With GE on IoT, Smart Energy
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

AT&T's collaboration with GE demonstrates a focus on both industrial IoT solutions and the utility sector.

Sling TV Flips Switch, Adds AMC
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

Dish has started taking orders from all prospective customers as it turned on service and adds another key programming partner, AMC Networks.

Charter Rides Video, Data Growth Wave
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

Charter reports another solid quarter of sub and revenue growth as it completes all-digital upgrades and preps new business services blitz.

BT, EE Put Squeeze on Broadband Rivals
Morris Lore | 2/9/2015

In the second part of our look at the repercussions of the BT/EE deal for rivals, we examine the UK's main broadband and pay-TV players.

Time for Gigabit Europe?
LRTV Documentaries | 2/9/2015

Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.

SpiderCloud Banks $20M in Fresh Funding
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

Company has now raised a total of $125 million to develop its enterprise small cell business.

Unearthing Opportunities for Operators in IoT
Column | 2/9/2015

Mobile network operators have the network and a business model that makes them well suited to lead the charge as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes off.

Eurobites: ARM Buys IoT Security Specialist
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: satellite broadband in Austria; Tata WAN win in Germany; does Android dream of WiFi sheep?

India's Mobile Subs Base Nears 1 Billion
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

India's telcos are back in growth mode, adding 6.9 million new subscribers during December 2014.

Spectrum 2025: Google's Pragmatic Road to 5G
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

The building blocks for 5G are already here, says Google's Spectrum Engineering Lead at Light Reading show.

Sprint, T-Mobile Test Ruckus's Refined VoWiFi
News Analysis | 2/9/2015

Vendor builds in new WiFi calling tools to help improve the experience for operators with Sprint and T-Mobile amongst the first to test them out.

Arista Needs to Hang Tough as Stock Dives
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2015

The Cisco lawsuit is taking its toll. But it's not all bad.

Meraki Co-Founders Say Sayonara to Cisco
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2015

The departure comes to light a few weeks after Cisco was calling Meraki a big deal. Awkward!

Bit Parts: 100G Driving Revenue Growth
News Analysis | 2/6/2015

Macom, Oclaro and JDSU all demonstrated revenue growth related to 100G in recent earnings reports.

Samsung Beats Rivals to SK Telecom NFV Deal
News Analysis | 2/6/2015

The South Korean mobile operator will use Samsung's NFV technology in a nationwide IoT network.

FCC Launches Downloadable Security Push
News Analysis | 2/6/2015

The FCC has named the members of a new Downloadable Security Technical Advisory Committee for cable and set a date for work to begin.

Alcatel-Lucent Reports Marginal Progress
News Analysis | 2/6/2015

Revenues are down but margins are up as Shift Plan architect, CEO Michel Combes, targets positive cashflow in 2015.

Eurobites: Operation 'Woo China' Kicks In
News Analysis | 2/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in Chinese 5G venture; 'right to be forgotten' latest; Huawei hiring in South Africa.

Nokia Networks Bets on 3G Expansion in India
News Analysis | 2/6/2015

Nokia Networks is banking on continued 3G growth and the arrival of 4G in India this year.

Brocade Scoops Up Riverbed's SteelApp ADC
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Buying the No. 3 player in a fast-growing market.

Sprint Teams Up With Bankrupt RadioShack
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Rather than buy RadioShack's retail storefronts, Sprint is partnering up, forming co-branded 'store-in-stores' in 1,750 of its locations.

Verizon Sells Towers & Wireline Assets for $15B
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Frontier will buy Verizon's wireline assets in three states, while American Tower is acquiring most of the carrier's wireless cell towers.

Charter CEO Resigned to Title II
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

While he's certainly not happy about the prospect of a Title II regulatory regime, Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge seems ready to accept the change.

Austin Apartments Get Grande's Gig
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

As gigabit competition heats up in Austin, Grande Communications turns to the MDU market to position its service as a move-in amenity.

BT & EE Spur UK Sector Shake-Up
Morris Lore | 2/5/2015

A rough guide to consolidation in the UK telecom market -- part one.

The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
Shades of Ray | 2/5/2015

Yes, it's that time of the year again! You can now enter your company, products, services and most/least favorite industry figureheads for this year's Leading Lights Awards -- they're even bigger than ever!

Sprint, RadioShack Shack-Up Looks Inevitable
Que Sera Sarah | 2/5/2015

Sprint CEO wouldn't comment on the rumor that it plans to buy some of RadioShack's stores, but the move makes sense as the carrier looks to expand its distribution this year.

Is Apple Pursuing OTT Again?
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Apple TV is reportedly in talks with programmers again about launching yet another new over-the-top video service, somewhat similar to Dish's Sling TV venture.

Sprint Plans to Meld TDD, FDD LTE Spectrum
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Improving its network remains Sprint's top priority, and it's looking at combining its LTE TDD and LTE FDD spectrum in the near term to help it along.

Eurobites: Vodafone Slows Revenue Decline in Europe
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE becomes Europe's largest 4G operator; TeliaSonera gets clearance on Tele2 Norway acquisition; MTS downgraded.

Brocade Intros New SDN-Enabled 'Spine' Switch
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Unveils new fixed-configuration switch for spine configurations along with support for OpenFlow 1.3, OpenStack and other major software standards.

SeaChange Eyes Timeline for Success
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

New SeaChange CEO Jay Samit tells Light Reading he has big plans for Timeline Labs shortly after closing the acquisition of the social media analytics specialist.

BT Locks Down £12.5B EE Takeover Deal
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Merger between UK's biggest fixed and mobile operators will produce a powerhouse in the market for converged services.

Republic Welcomes More WiFi-First Action
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

A wireless service that relies first on WiFi has worked well for the Sprint MVNO, which is why its CEO is not surprised to hear others want to give the model a try.

The Sound of One Hand Clapping
Rewired | 2/4/2015

Response to FCC head Tom Wheeler's expected re-regulation of broadband access lines was predictable, but also maybe irrelevant.

Apigee VP: Mobile Ads Are Ops' Next API Push
News Analysis | 2/4/2015

Mobile operators are tapping APIs for internal usage, carrier billing, video and the IoT, but mobile advertising is one area where they see the potential for a big return on API investment.

ACA Gears Up for Title II Fight
News Analysis | 2/4/2015

If the FCC moves to reclassify ISPs as common carriers, the group representing small and midsized cable operators is ready to go on the warpath.

Aeris, Tech Mahindra Team to Jumpstart IoT
News Analysis | 2/4/2015

Aeris Communications and Tech Mahindra team on addressing service providers' pain points to an expanded role in the IoT.

Eurobites: Vodafone Plans Triple-Play in UK
News Analysis | 2/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM unveils energy-saving chip; Vodacom revenues slip; Sky's half-year report.

KPN to Cut More Jobs After Profits Shrink
News Analysis | 2/4/2015

The Dutch incumbent believes further cost cutting will stabilize earnings this year.

4K Live: Just One More Reason to Go IP
News Analysis | 2/4/2015

Imagine Communications has teamed up with Sony to support new technology for streamlining 4K video production.

Spectrum Pricing Provokes Jitters in India
News Analysis | 2/4/2015

Experts are concerned about the impact that high reserve pricing will have on the forthcoming spectrum auction.

HP Slaps Cisco Over New Software Licensing
Wagner’s Ring | 2/4/2015

Cisco ONE is an attempt to simplify a 'morass of complexity and price maximization' that Cisco created itself, HP says.

Verizon Plotting Tower, Wireline Sale – Report
News Analysis | 2/3/2015

Verizon's cell towers could go for $5 billion to help pay for its AWS spectrum buys.

Meet the 5G Alternative: pCell
Que Sera Sarah | 2/3/2015

Artemis isn't waiting for 5G standards to work themselves out; it says its technology, pCell, can solve the spectrum crunch right now. But is it too good to be true?

Kirksey Steps In to Lead OPNFV
News Analysis | 2/3/2015

Telecom vet from years at AlcaLu and Motive also brings software background and open source work to role.

Quad-Play Cheerleader TalkTalk Falls Further Behind BT
News Analysis | 2/3/2015

UK's fourth-biggest broadband operator is prioritizing quad-play, but it continues to lose broadband ground to BT.

MTS Braced for Ruble Trouble
Morris Lore | 2/3/2015

Russia's biggest mobile operator is confident it can pay generous dividends and fund network expansion during the downturn.

Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit
LRTV Interviews | 2/3/2015

In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at the event.

Cisco's VNI Shines Light on Mobile Offload
News Analysis | 2/3/2015

Cisco forecasts a major uptick in mobile data offload, but how much traffic will head to WiFi and how much might by carried by LTE-U networks?

Avi Networks Takes ADCs to the Cloud
News Analysis | 2/3/2015

Startup Avi says it's ADC software is optimized for today's cloud applications and mobile devices, where traditional ADC falls short.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Mulls European M&A
News Analysis | 2/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: rural broadband rumblings in the UK; smart metering in the Middle East; KPN sells contact center unit.

VMware Looks to Help Carriers Bridge Private, Public Clouds
News Analysis | 2/3/2015

Carriers can simplify connectivity with enterprises and clouds by running the same infrastructure end-to-end – from VMware, of course.

700MHz: Coming soon to Germany
Morris Lore | 2/2/2015

Germany's second Digital Dividend auction could raise even more than its first.

Chip Developer Tabula Reportedly Teetering
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Despite strong early funding and friends in high places, FPGA semiconductor developer Tabula reportedly is set to close down.

Sprint & T-Mobile CEOs Tweet-Battle Over Super Bowl Ads
Jonestown | 2/2/2015

It's the Claure and Legere show! Sprint and T-Mobile CEOs trade barbs -- or at least retweets -- over rival Super Bowl ads.

CEO Chat With Doug Ranalli, NetNumber
Between the CEOs | 2/2/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Doug Ranalli, the founder of signaling specialist NetNumber.

ISOC Urges Faster Security Standards Adoption
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Event series designed to help ISPs embrace DNSSEC, IPv6, Secure BHCP and more.

Social Media Scores Super Bowl Win
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Super Bowl stat barrage shows this year's game was the most talked about in social media history.

Fretting Over Title II
Breznick Unbound | 2/2/2015

The heads of AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable all warn that the imposition of a common carrier regulatory regime could chill US broadband investment.

Verizon Helps Manage IoT Security
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Verizon turns its IoT attention to helping enterprises address security and authentication for massive deployments of connected devices.

Managing Ethernet/IP in the SDN/NFV Future
Column | 2/2/2015

Gathering useful information for real-time management of Ethernet and IP networks is a non-trivial issue.

Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP
LRTV Interviews | 2/2/2015

In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.

Telstra Seeks Exit From Online Ads
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

The Australian operator is quitting the directories business following a collapse in its value.

Eurobites: Telefónica Rethinks Fiber Plans
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK mobile operators pledge to improve coverage; broadband satellite lifts off; Nokia defends HERE brand.

Intel Targets 'Smart Home' With Lantiq Acquisition
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Intel is acquiring broadband access and connected home components specialist Lantiq for an undisclosed sum.

Zain Profits Hit by Iraqi Unrest, Forex
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Instability in the Middle East triggered setbacks for Kuwait's biggest operator in 2014.

Airvana DMS Promises Small Cell Nirvana
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

New device management system brings self-organizing network properties to Airvana's OneCell LTE enterprise small cells.

OpenDaylight Looks to Get Ahead on Security
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

After setting up a security response team to respond to security flaws in its code, the project is looking to automate tools for keeping security flaws out of the code to begin with.

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