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Cable Will Keep Ruling US Broadband
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

Despite more gigabit rollouts by rivals, cable operators continue to extend their dominance of the US broadband market and will likely keep doing so in 2017.

T-Mobile: We'll Beat US Rivals to Gigabit LTE Launch
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

T-Mobile is pushing ahead with tests of three-carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM technology as it aims to be the first US operator to offer Gigabit LTE services.

Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.

Slideshow: Not Complaining in Barcelona
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

Seen in Barcelona: Skate park, friendly dogs, excellent graffiti and street art and OpenStack Summit.

Arris D3.1 Modem Launch Slips Into 2017: Report
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

Gigabit-friendly DOCSIS 3.1 modem launch misses vendor's initial 2016 launch target.

CES Preview: The Service Provider Edition
MariNation | 12/29/2016

Just because it's a consumer show doesn't mean service providers stay home for the annual CES shindig in Las Vegas.

Qualcomm to Appeal $865M Fine by South Korea's Fair Trade Commission
News Analysis | 12/29/2016

Qualcomm says imposition of $865 million fine by the Korea Fair Trade Commission is an 'unprecedented and insupportable decision.'

ZTE Scores NFV Deal at Telefónica
News Analysis | 12/29/2016

Chinese vendor gets chance to prove its worth with a virtual IMS deployment that will cover seven markets in Latin America.

The 8 Best Moments for WiC in 2016
Slide Shows | 12/28/2016

2016 has been a crazy year for women in tech, but we're so done picking apart what went wrong. Here are our 8 best moments of a very strange year.

Top 5 Tech Trump Expectations for 2017
Jonestown | 12/28/2016

Donald Trump's presidency could be the catalyst for significant changes in the US communications market, impacting the FCC, 5G strategies, M&A, autonomous cars and more.

Will 2017 Be Cord-Cutting's Big Year?
Alantown | 12/28/2016

While 2016 has been a mild year for cord-cutting, the phenomenon could take off next year with the launch of new OTT video services from Hulu, YouTube, Facebook and others.

Unlocking Big Data for Operational Intelligence
Column | 12/27/2016

How cable operators can use advanced customer-aware data analytics to improve the customer experience, reduce service disruptions and cut both tuck rolls and call center costs.

Memory Chips in Data Centers: Something's Gotta Give
News Analysis | 12/27/2016

One of the last frontiers for eking out performance improvements in data centers is memory chips. New memory ICs are on the way, but will they make it on time? Maybe not.

Sharpen Your Skills With Upskill U in 2017
Kelsey's Grammar | 12/27/2016

Start 2017 on the right foot with a resolution to reskill with Light Reading's Upskill U.

Ooredoo Targets Rural Market in 4G Expansion
News Analysis | 12/27/2016

Myanmar's Ooredoo is plotting a major expansion of its 4G services into rural parts of the country.

OTT Went Big in 2016, Aims Higher in 2017
News Analysis | 12/26/2016

A roundup of OTT news in 2016 and a look at what's coming in the New Year.

Mentor Monday: Meet the First 65
Mentor Monday | 12/26/2016

Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.

Getting Hotter: Fog, LTE-A Pro, MANO, NB-IoT & SD-WAN
Shades of Ray | 12/23/2016

The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.

WiCipedia: Wrapping Up 2016, Vocal Fry & Pinterest Diversity
WiCipedia | 12/22/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Looking back on 2016 and forward to 2017; the implications of vocal fry; Pinterest lowers diversity goal; and more.

Getting In on Industry 4.0: Operators Need a Wide (Area) Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/22/2016

Manufacturing is going through a period of change as factory owners and operators look to take advantage of technological advances in IoT, AI and big data to improve their competitiveness, which has opened up new opportunities and provided a new platform for manufacturers.

Atlanta Shares Smart City Plans for 2017
LRTV Interviews | 12/22/2016

At the recent Smart Cities Summit in Boston, Light Reading caught up with Torri Martin from the Atlanta Information Management Department to hear about the government's smart city plans.

Eurobites: Vodafone & Nokia Team on NB-IoT R&D
News Analysis | 12/22/2016

Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's stock slumps; Telenet snaps up 'BeLux' cable assets; FTTH hits Africa; and the UK government manipulates broadband investment numbers.

The NFVi Stumbling Block
LRTV Interviews | 12/22/2016

CSPs will be pushing hard to solve NFVi version control, interop and MANO issues in 2017.

SKT Appoints Park Jung-ho as New CEO
News Analysis | 12/22/2016

Park replaces Dong-Hyun Jang as CEO, who started as SKT boss in March 2015.

Versa Grabs Global SD-WAN Win With Tata
News Analysis | 12/22/2016

Versa has snagged its largest SD-WAN deal to date with Tata Communications.

Nokia Sues Apple Over 32 Patents
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

Nokia says the iPhone maker is infringing on its large patent portfolio and has filed suit in the US and Germany.

Colt Goes Greenfield With Its OSS
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

As it introduces virtualization capabilities, Colt is taking the opportunity to 'go greenfield' with a lot of its supporting management systems, says networks director.

Robocall Solutions Hot for 2017
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

Multiple vendors are offering carriers options for intelligent blocking of annoying robocalls, and some network operators are already onboard.

AirTV Promises Best of OTA & OTT
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

New AirTV looks to combine over-the-top TV with Sling TV and other online video apps.

US Cellular Tests Fixed 5G With Ericsson
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

Claims 9-Gbit/s peak speeds but at a distance of 787 feet.

Eurobites: Is Huawei About to Buy a Security Vendor?
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

Also in today's regional roundup: UK's Snooper's Charter shot down by Euro court; Altiostar's virtual RAN surfaces in Italy; and more.

Can 3G Connect the Unconnected?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/21/2016

There are many initiatives that aim to provide Internet access to the billions of currently 'unconnected' people around the world, but is 3G perhaps an affordable and efficient solution these days?

DT's Clauberg: TIP, TeraStream & NFV
LRTV Interviews | 12/21/2016

Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.

Evernote Wrapping Up Google Cloud Migration, Looking Ahead to Machine Learning
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

The company is moving from its own data centers to Google Cloud Platform, and planning to implement machine learning to make the service more useful.

NeoPhotonics Sells 10G Line to APAT
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

The optical component vendor is selling off its lagging 10G lines to focus on the next generation of faster networking products, even as the company is experiencing lower yields on those new products.

Virtuapedia Community Hits 10,000
Shades of Ray | 12/20/2016

More than 10,000 industry professionals have now registered with the online database for the virtualization community.

Deepfield Buy Goes Beyond Telco Opportunities, Says Nokia Exec
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

The ability of Deepfield's technology to gain deep visibility into all sorts of network traffic will offer opportunities beyond the telco sector once Nokia has completed its acquisition, says Steve Vogelsang.

Nielsen Scoops Up Gracenote for $560M
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

Gracenote trades owners again in a metadata merry-go-round.

NIA Report: The State of NFV Interop
LRTV Interviews | 12/20/2016

Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Ray Le Maistre discuss the findings of the latest New IP Agency (NIA) NFV interoperability report and dig into why OpenStack is still a sticking point.

Eurobites: MTS Claims LTE-A Pro World First
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

Also in today's roundup: Ericsson strikes 5G NR partnership; Vivendi gives Mediaset's stock a boost; ECI lands Dutch optical deal; and Reynolds joins eir's board.

TM Forum Crowdsourcing Open APIs
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

New approach enables more rapid delivery of APIs that service providers want and maintains interoperability as well.

VMware Buys SDN Startup PLUMGrid's Assets
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

VMware is grabbing the five-year-old company's intellectual property and employees.

Sigfox in the City: 100+ Markets up in the US
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

LPWAN network market for IoT will remain competitive in 2017.

Xura Bets High on 5G With Acquisitions: Is the Timing Right?
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

Xura is buying Mitel Mobility and Ranzure -- essentially reconstituting parts of Mavenir Systems -- in a bid to become a 5G player.

Altice Spins Out Technical Workforce in US
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

New spinout company will focus on fiber-to-the home deployments. According to Altice, the move will not impact the company's commitment to avoid layoffs in New York over the next four years.

5G in US: Will Spectrum Be the Speed Bump?
Jonestown | 12/19/2016

A 5G rollout in 2020 still seems a ways away, but mmWave high-band spectrum needs to be available a long time before that to ensure a smooth transition to 5G.

Mitel to Offload Mobile Unit to Xura for $350M+
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

Less than two years after buying its mobile unit, Mitel is selling to Xura, the messaging and UC business owned by Siris Capital.

SBA Leader: It's Time to Get Women on Board
Mentor Monday | 12/19/2016

Michele Schimpp, associate administrator of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation, explains why gender parity should start in the boardroom.

Eurobites: Vodafone Vies for Drone Dollars
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

Also in today's regional roundup: ZTE in line for euro 1 billion-plus Italian job?; TIM decides to produce its own premium content for broadband customers; Europe's cable market grows 5.7%.

Mid-Market Will Be Cloud's Next Wave
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

All indications point to much more aggressive cloud implementation by mid-market companies, and collaboration between customers and CSPs is essential to meet their needs.

Rogers Sees Promise in Managed Security
LRTV Interviews | 12/19/2016

Rogers Communications' Maurice Yip explains how and why the Canadian provider is rolling out managed security services for both small and larger firms.

Big Switch Co-Founder Sherwood Leaves for Facebook
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

The CTO says he wants to get back to the lab.

Gigabites: XGS-PON Gets Its Day in the Sun
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

XGS-PON got its first plugfest a few weeks ago with vendors, including Huawei, Nokia and Broadcom testing their gear for interoperability. The technology standard promises symmetrical speeds up to 10 gigabits per second.

Samsung Considers Spinoff of Foundry
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

With one of its largest customers taking its business elsewhere, Samsung is forced to consider a spinoff of its manufacturing operations. The move has the potential to create a major hiccup in leading edge semiconductor supply.

Evernote CEO: 'We Messed Up' on Privacy
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

Users will need to opt in to a program that lets select employees read anonymized data to improve machine learning algorithms. It won't be on by default.

Rogers Dumps In-House IPTV Product for X1
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

Rogers will take a huge loss in the fourth quarter as a result of dropping its own IPTV development project and deciding to license Comcast's X1 platform instead.

Will Finisar Bid to Buy Oclaro?
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

Finisar is building a warchest and analysts believe it'll fire an M&A bullet in Oclaro's direction.

Can Telcos Help Fix the Growing Traffic Crisis?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/16/2016

The roads are getting busier -- can the introduction of new technologies and applications by communications service providers help solve the problem?

CableLabs Eyes Next-Gen Tech Moves
LRTV Interviews | 12/16/2016

CableLabs' Ike Elliott discusses the group's work on Full Duplex DOCSIS, distributed access architecture, low-power wireless networks, 5G and other projects.

Eurobites: Proximus Invests €3B in Fiber Frenzy
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone completes sale of Dutch fixed-line business; Liquid Telecom gets approval for Neotel acquisition; Telia and Huawei do smart agriculture in Norway.

WiCipedia: How to Make Companies Work for Women
WiCipedia | 12/16/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: the case for a 'women's situation room' in elections; the future of women in STEAM; what makes a company work for women; and more.

Ixia's for Sale. Who Might Buy?
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

The test and network security specialist is trolling for offers to see if a deal might be out there. The segment is ripe for consolidation, though. If it's not Ixia, it's likely to be somebody else.

Demonetization Hits Indian Device Makers Hard
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

India's move to take some banknotes out of circulation has had disastrous consequences for the mobile phone sector.

Wheeler's Parting Advice on Title II
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

In the final FCC open meeting of the year, Chairman Tom Wheeler offered his insight on the staying power of the Open Internet Order.

Evernote: 'We Communicated Poorly' on Privacy Change
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

CEO Chris O'Neill issues a clarification on a privacy policy that has users of the cloud note-taking service up in arms.

Amoroso: Act Now on Virtualizing Security
LRTV Interviews | 12/15/2016

The security industry has been talking about virtualizing security so it can be distributed to protect assets, but it's now time to start acting.

Wheeler to Leave FCC Next Month
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Rather than try to hang on at the FCC after his chairmanship ends, Tom Wheeler plans to leave the Commission next month when the new president takes office.

WiC Radio & Intel: Betting Big on Your Career
Que Sera Sarah | 12/15/2016

Join Women in Comms and Intel 5G General Manager Caroline Chan tomorrow at noon EST for a live radio show chat on professional and technological risk taking.

21st Century Fox Confirms $14.6B Bid for Sky
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

US media giant owned by Rupert Murdoch bids for total control of UK pay-TV operator.

Test & Measurement – A Niche No More
Shades of Ray | 12/15/2016

With more than 650 companies and industry organizations signed up to the Testapedia database, the test and measurement sector is clearly thriving.

Eurobites: EU to Free Up 700MHz Band by 2020
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox rolls out in Hong Kong; UK data center tax dodge; connected fire engines; BT offers cloud route to SAP services; WiFi for France's high-speed trains.

Evernote Caught in Privacy Imbroglio
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

The cloud service says some of its employees will be able to read user data in limited circumstances to improve machine learning algorithms. Users say 'nope.'

DT Quits Web Hosting With €600M Strato Sale
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

German incumbent sells its Strato web hosting business to broadband rival and wholesale customer United Internet.

Internet Privacy Rules Take Effect Jan. 3
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Just under the wire, the FCC is sliding in its Internet privacy rules before Donald Trump takes office.

Nokia Adds Analytics Smarts to Its SDN Tech With Deepfield Acquisition
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Nokia plans to integrate Deepfield's analytics system with its SDN controllers, including the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform.

Trump Promises Tech Execs 'Easier' Trade Conditions
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Trump talks trade, innovation and the 'bounce' with tech titans in Manhattan.

Another Hack Announced by Yahoo
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

The company, about to be acquired by Verizon, reveals another hack, this one of as many as a billion accounts, dating back to 2013.

Arista Wins Big in Ongoing Cisco Court Battle
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Arista infringed on Cisco's copyright but does not have to pay damages, a jury ruled. That's a major win for Arista.

NFV Should Be Catalyst for OSS Rethink – Report
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

OSS could be the enabler for operators' NFV ambitions, suggests Heavy Reading.

Cisco Shutting Intercloud Multi-Cloud Platform
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

The market has just plain moved on past Intercloud, which shuts its doors March 31, Cisco says.

Edge Computing Not Yet a Telco Priority – Poll
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Light Reading's latest reader survey suggests telco executives need educating more about the potential benefits of edge computing.

Atlanta Wraps Up RFIs for Fiber, Wireless
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

RFI submissions for new municipal projects in Atlanta are due on December 22.

Demand, Virtualization Reshaping Security Landscape
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2016

There's a boom in security services, driven by demand from businesses and shaped by the ability to deliver security as a virtual network function.

5G Guru Predicts Rollout Disparity
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Operator spending on 5G networks may come as a big disappointment to some government authorities, says mobile expert.

Eurobites: UK 5G Report Slams 4G Network
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica turns to Cisco for mission-critical network upgrade; Enea completes Qosmos acquisition; Nokia and Ooredoo demo 4.5G Pro.

AT&T: Mining the MDU Market
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/14/2016

AT&T's Ed Balcerzak discusses his mission to provide the growing multi-family market with the best available broadband and video services using a range of technologies.

Intel Manager: Develop a Career Game Plan
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 12/14/2016

Don't leave your career to chance -- make a plan, find an advocate and build a support network, advises Intel Engineering Manager Lorna Keane.

Sprint Lights Fire Under High-Band 4G, Builds for 5G
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Sprint busts out a slew of 4G network upgrades for 2017 as it eyes a 5G future.

IBM's Rometty Announces 25,000 'New Collar' US Jobs Ahead of Trump Meeting
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

The new hires for IBM over the next four years will come in cloud and data science, and many will not require college degrees, the IBM CEO says.

Ulevitch to Head Cisco's Security Operations
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

The founder of OpenDNS, bought by Cisco in 2015, will take over operational responsibility for one of Cisco's fastest-growing businesses.

In Philly, Comcast Trumps Muni Broadband
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

A new deal between Comcast and the city of Philadelphia promises more investment in the local broadband network, and more business for the cable company.

Google Servers Land in Cuba
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

Internet giant signs business deal with Cuban government to speed delivery of its content, but that's only a piece of Cuba's Internet problem.

Nokia Boasts 4.5G Momentum With 110 Deals
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

Nokia is plotting its journey to 5G through a series of improvements to 4G mobile broadband technology.

Eurobites: Over-the-Top Services Under the Cosh
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor under suspicion; fund managers don't like BT/Ofcom separation; Mediaset shares soar on Vivendi rumors.

Change Agent Orange? Tech to Talk to Trump
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

Major comms companies are becoming optimistic that business will be good under a Trump administration.

Patents Prizefight Pending: Clash of the Tech Titans
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

Cisco, Intel and Google are pushing for a reduction in royalty rates for standards-essential patents, while Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm are out to thwart them.

Ex-AT&T Bigwig Margaret Chiosi Joins Huawei
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

Following a short post-AT&T hiatus, former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and one of the founders of the ETSI NFV group joins Huawei.

MEF: Time to 'De-Frag' the Network
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2016

Cable players want to deliver more dynamic biz services but first have to lay the groundwork for orchestration and automation, says MEF's Hubbard.

FCC on the Verge of 2-2 Split
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

A Senate recess gives Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosensworcel virtually zero chance to be reconfirmed before she is scheduled to step down from the FCC at the end of this year.

Cisco Makes a Play for the Next-Gen Central Office
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

The evolution of the central office/local exchange has caught Cisco's attention in more ways than one, possibly with a fog networking future in mind.

Eurobites: Brussels Targets Europe's Broadband Not-Spots With Billion-Euro Fund
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Vodafone trial cloud RAN; Ooredoo dabbles in 5G; new boss for Telefonica Deutschland.

Stratoscale Brings Amazon Cloud On Premises
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

The Israeli startup enhances its hybrid cloud software that brings AWS to on-premises data centers.

Eastern Europe Is Prime Cyber Attack Target – HR Analyst
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

HR analyst warns of possible cyber attack on Eastern Europe just days after former AT&T executive highlights the risks in the US.

Why Diversity of Geeks in Tech Matters
Mentor Monday | 12/12/2016

Diversity that goes beyond lip service is achievable and vital in tech, according to diversity expert Annie Ryan from San Fran-based talent agency Speak With a Geek.

Gigabites: Full Duplex Gets the Hard Sell
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Charter and Comcast both talk a good game with Full Duplex DOCSIS, but widespread deployments supporting 10-gigabit broadband speeds are still years away.

21st Century Fox Bids £18B for Sky
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Sky's share price rockets by 27% on news that a transatlantic movies, pay-TV and comms powerhouse is in the making.

Verizon's Boston Smart Cities Pilot Begins
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

With construction underway, Verizon expects to start collecting useful data from its Smart Cities pilot project in Boston before the end of the year.

No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2016

Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.

Eurobites: Nokia Helps A1 Hit 500 Mbit/s With Triple CA
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt upgrades with Cisco; Orange rebrands in Morocco; LinkedIn seeks to unblock itself in Russia; SoftBank's tech fund sets up in London; cybercrime versus old-school crime.

WiCipedia: Diversity Awareness & Schooling Brogrammers
WiCipedia | 12/9/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Lack of diversity awareness widespread in tech; brogrammers get schooled; Afghan girls learn to code; and more.

Altice Considers IPO for Its US Operations
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Public listing would help pay for its FTTH plans.

Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2016

Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt botnet woes.

Microsoft Closes LinkedIn Acquisition. What's Next?
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

The merged company outlines first steps to integrating LinkedIn's information about professional profiles and relationships with Microsoft's products and services.

Qualcomm Challenges Intel With New ARM Chip
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Qualcomm is extending further from its base in the wireless world to square off directly against Intel in the data center market with a new ARM-based processor, due in volume next year.

IoT Security: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/8/2016

It's clear that virtualization will play a huge role in the development of IoT – so it's time to become acquainted with Virtuapedia.

Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
Shades of Ray | 12/8/2016

The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers...

ZTE Burnishes Regional Portfolio With $101M Netaş Stake
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

ZTE's latest acquisition could help it to expand in Turkey and its neighboring markets.

Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue
LRTV Interviews | 12/8/2016

Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and is now aiming for $3 billion.

5G on Track but Fragmentation Still a Concern
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Heavy Reading analyst highlights a few lingering worries about 5G fragmentation but says 5G standardization efforts remain on track.

Eurobites: BT & Huawei Join Forces on 5G
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson job-cutting ahead of schedule; Fastweb plans to roll out gigabit service; BBC trials 4K HDR video.

Tiny Switch Has Big Implications for 5G
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

The basic switch hasn't changed in 50 years, but a spinout from GE has a new MEMS switch that is likely to make a lot of 5G infrastructure a lot less complex and probably less expensive.

Virtualization Confidence Takes Hit in Latest HR Survey
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Survey results highlight some of the challenges telcos are encountering as they plan for a virtualized network future.

Small Arctic ISP Caches Netflix in New Way
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Meshnet in the Canadian Arctic is using Aterlo Network's NightShift technology to cache Netflix content locally so consumers with low-speed Internet connections can still stream the video service.

Orange Flags Barriers to Licensed-Spectrum LoRa
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

French operator says licensed-spectrum LoRa is feasible but challenging from an equipment and regulatory perspective.

2016 NIA-EANTC NFV Interoperability Test Report
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

New report recaps NIA's evaluations covering VNFs, NFVis and Service Chaining and several new vendor combinations with Dell EMC, Fortinet, Huawei, Infoblox, Mitel, Nokia, Procera, Nokia and ZTE that were hosted as part of the NIA's VNF and NFVi evaluation.

SD-WAN Boom Coming in Next 2 Years
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

A new Heavy Reading survey suggests the next 24 months will see a surge in wide-scale SD-WAN deployments.

Can Cable Climb Upmarket?
LRTV Interviews | 12/7/2016

Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.

Verizon Hails Boston Fios Launch but Eyes 5G
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Verizon launches Fios in new Boston-area neighborhoods, but looks ahead to promoting 5G.

Eurobites: UK Tech Leaders Close Ranks to Seek Post-Brexit Certainty
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: British AI firm finds a route into China; businesses sign up for CityFibre's gigabit; an ARM worker is a happy worker; Deutsche Telekom staff make like Wiggins.

Google Both Best Telco Partner & Biggest Threat – HR Survey
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Telcos increasingly see Internet players as valuable partners even as they continue to fret over the challenge they pose, finds Heavy Reading study.

TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 12/7/2016

Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.

NIA Tests Reveal OpenStack Version Challenges
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Latest report from the New IP Agency (NIA) on NFV interoperability reveals how configuration issues around OpenStack are holding back virtualization plans.

Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns
LRTV Interviews | 12/7/2016

Verizon's Chris Novak explains the risks enterprises face when they lack thorough asset assessment and don't protect everything they have.

Proficio Pulls in $12M in Venture Capital
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

The company, which provides managed security services, is looking to expand around the world.

FCC's 600MHz Auction Flops Again
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

FCC pulls auction after just a round of bidding.

Microsoft to Close LinkedIn Acquisition Within Days
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Despite opposition from Salesforce and other competitors, the European Union has approved the deal.

Google Cranks Renewable Energy for 2017
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Google plans to increase renewable energy buying next year to completely offset fossil fuel consumption.

Mellanox Adds to Net Security – It's Sorta Complicated
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

The company has introduced software to work with its fast network processors that makes it easier to do deep packet inspection for security purposes.

Amazon Takes Cloud on the Road
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

AWS's new hybrid cloud software and hardware will help the giant put armor on its vulnerability to competitors.

Finally! Equinix Pays $3.6B for Verizon Data Centers
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Long-expected sale benefits both firms, giving Verizon bottom-line relief for an asset that is much more strategic for Equinix.

Nokia: A Global Network Operator for the Enterprise?
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Vendor's new strategy of focusing on vertical markets besides telecom could redefine its role and trouble a few of its existing clients.

Eurobites: DT Slams BT 'Legal Separation' Proposals
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom puts forward duct-and-pole proposals; Fastweb buys Tiscali Business; Vodafone gets busy on IoT; ZTE buys into Eurasian growth.

Technicolor Brings AWS Home to Gateways
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Technicolor is the first CPE provider to integrate Amazon's Greengrass application environment on its broadband gateways.

T-Mobile CFO on Trump: Expect More Consolidation & More Competition
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Braxton Carter says he expects that Trump will be good for the wireless business.

CableLabs: First Full Duplex Trials in 1 Year
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

CableLabs predicts the first Full Duplex trials will take place in about a year, but is this particular technology cable's best hope for conquering the business services market?

Artificial Intelligence Expert Weighs In for WiC
Mentor Monday | 12/5/2016

Author and AI Professor Melanie Mitchell shares her thoughts on AI's biggest breakthroughs and the challenges and opportunities for female computer scientists.

ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2016

Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.

Eurobites: Nokia Looks to Tame VNFs With CloudBand 'Templating'
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK cybersecurity company set to float; traffic management in Germany; net neutrality naughtiness in Hungary.

Consolidated Snaps Up Fairpoint for $1.5B
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Transaction is the latest in a series of fiber deals that have swept through the US market.

IoT & the Cheshire Cat Syndrome: The New Face of Security Threats
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Get ready for more IoT-fueled attacks, says panel at Light Reading security show in NYC.

4G Deals Dominate Indian Market in 2016
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Network expansion and managed services deals have been all the rage in India this year as operators respond to the arrival of 4G new entrant Reliance Jio.

Sigfox to Go Public in 2018 – Report
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

French IoT developer is planning an initial public offering in the next couple of years but says it needs to have 100 million devices on its network before this happens.

Cable Nodes Becoming a Choke Point
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Some of the biggest cable companies are itching to perform essentially three upgrades at once, but the technology just isn't there. Yet.

Gigabites: Amazon Truck Packs 100PB of Data
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

Amazon's Snowmobile service is designed to truck data around the country at a rate that's obscenely faster than data transfer on a gigabit broadband connection.

Level 3's Drew Sees Liability Issues in IoT Botnets
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

Neither consumers nor device manufacturers are motivated to act to halt IoT-based botnets, but ISPs likely are and they are going to need help.

5G Spectrum Sharing Brings Innovations
Column | 12/2/2016

Spectrum sharing is becoming a bigger issue as the 5G radio specification evolves.

WOW: Broadband Caps, Not 'If' but 'When'
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

WOW COO Cash Hagen paints broadband data caps as an inevitability.

Eurobites: Telefónica Fires Up Nokia's XGS-PON
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: crystal ball gazing; more router hacks; Tunisian government to sell telecom stakes; Azure price hike.

WiCipedia: After-School Coding, Salary Probing & Pro-Parenthood Companies
WiCipedia | 12/2/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Charleston, S.C. initiates several after-school programs to teach kids to code; asking salary history may soon become illegal; Trump may not support new dads, but these companies do; and more.

Orange to Focus Polish ECOMP Trials on Residential vCPE
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

French service provider sheds light on ECOMP trials while AT&T cites evidence of growing service provider interest in the platform.

Amoroso: Expect Devastating US Cyber Attack
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

Former AT&T security chief urges telecom security industry to speak up now and insist on greater understanding of what's at stake and more resources.

Verizon: Unknown Assets a Hacker's Playground
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

M&A activity in particular helps fuel security problems when 'unknown' network resources are left unprotected.

Upskill U on the SDN Approach to IP & Optical Integration
Kelsey's Grammar | 12/1/2016

Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading examines how SDN shows promise in enabling IP and optical integration in the final course in Upskill U's SDN series.

India's RJio Hits 50M Customers in 83 Days
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

RJio claims to have broken records for customer growth at a tech company, but it still seems unlikely to hit year-end targets.

KPN to Include LTE-M in IoT Mix in 2017
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

KPN is building an IoT strategy based on investments in both LTE-M and LoRa.

Charter Planning Enterprise Push, Rebranding
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

MSO plans to get more aggressive in fiber deployment as it builds a national brand for business services, executive says.

Altice FTTH Bill Could Hit Almost $9.6B in US
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

Cable operator could face a huge bill to achieve its goal of connecting US homes to a high-speed FTTH network over the next six years.

ADVA Makes Anti-Appliance SD-WAN Play
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

New platform supports SD-WAN as a virtual network function, incorporating automatic service turn-up, embedded cloud and orchestration.

Eurobites: Ofcom Lays Into Landline Charges
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia phones licensing deal signed and sealed; AsiaInfo downsizes in Europe; Virgin's new box; Amazon eyes Italian power stations.

Video Vendor Edgeware Preps IPO
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

Swedish video delivery system specialist is set to join the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange next week.

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