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CenturyLink Ponders Where to Put Flexibility
News Analysis | 4/30/2015

Carrier SDN will enable customer control but that can happen at different layers of the network and deciding which to do first is a challenge.

Arris Braced for Continuing M&A Headwinds
News Analysis | 4/30/2015

Big cable/telco equipment vendor now expects market sluggishness to last longer this year, after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger last week.

Hong Kong's Kick-Ass Telco
News Analysis | 4/30/2015

Hong Kong's HKBN is thriving by taking an unorthodox approach.

Sprint Taps Boingo for Airport WiFi Offload
News Analysis | 4/30/2015

Multi-year agreement will let up to 40 million Sprint handsets automatically connect to WiFi when they travel.

Nokia's Suri Defends AlcaLu Deal Against Critics
News Analysis | 4/30/2015

Nokia boss insists there will be no repeat of past merger mistakes as company's stock plummets on disappointing first-quarter results.

Crown Castle Bids $1B for Sunesys Fiber Assets
News Analysis | 4/30/2015

Infrastructure company makes latest takeover move in anticipation of soaring demand in the small cells market.

Eurobites: KPN Bombs in Business Sector
News Analysis | 4/30/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon revenue falls; Jazztel's on the up; French government slammed over Dailymotion deal.

Nokia Slumps on Networks Malaise
News Analysis | 4/30/2015

Shares in the Finnish equipment maker fell sharply in early-hours trading after its main networks business floundered in the first quarter.

Amdocs Splashes $272M on Comverse's BSS
News Analysis | 4/29/2015

Amdocs says it will get greater reach in Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pac and leave Comverse to focus on digital services.

Astellia Highlights Customer Care Disconnect
News Analysis | 4/29/2015

Survey commissioned by French vendor finds a massive disconnect between mobile user and mobile operator customer care expectations.

Cablevision Embraces OTT With Hulu
News Analysis | 4/29/2015

Fifth-largest US MSO becomes the first pay-TV provider to strike a deal to distribute Hulu to its subscribers.

Espial Powers New Orange TV Stick
News Analysis | 4/29/2015

The new Orange TV Stick, which is now trialing in Romania, is an HDMI adapter powered by Espial.

Is TWC Sitting in Catbird Seat Now?
Breznick Unbound | 4/29/2015

While Charter clearly still wants Time Warner Cable, TWC still may not want Charter, opening up some intriguing scenarios in US cable land.

Samsung Expects S6 to Buoy Q2 Profit
News Analysis | 4/29/2015

South Korean electronics giant reports disappointing results but guides for S6-led improvements next quarter.

Eurobites: 100G Rollouts Boost Transmode's Q1
News Analysis | 4/29/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty merger talk resurfaces; Telefónica raises prices in Spain; eCall system becomes a reality.

A Guide to Optical's Summer of Love
DOS Attack | 4/29/2015

Who's buying and who's selling as optical sector consolidation takes off?

T-Mobile: Google Fi Will Bring Profits, New Ideas
News Analysis | 4/28/2015

T-Mobile executives say the partnership with Google will be profitable and will let the two share ideas for new services and offers.

BICS Looks to MVNOs, OTTs for Growth
News Analysis | 4/28/2015

BICS CEO Daniel Kurgan believes the operator can flourish by selling value-added services to new customer segments.

Why Is Verizon Fighting With Programmers?
Breznick Unbound | 4/28/2015

Industry analysts wonder why Verizon seems to be picking fights with ESPN and other major programmers over its new FiOS skinny TV bundle.

T-Mobile Beats Sprint on Subs, Eyes Verizon on Network
News Analysis | 4/28/2015

With 1.8 million customer additions in Q1, T-Mobile has likely overtaken Sprint in subscribers, and now it's planning on taking down Verizon on its 'best network' claims.

RDK Spreads Its Wings
News Analysis | 4/28/2015

The number of licensees for the cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) IP video software stack has grown by more than 60% over the last year.

Verizon Builds Key Vendors Into SDN Strategy
News Analysis | 4/28/2015

Network operator plans to converge its wireless and wireline operations with the aid of AlcaLu, Cisco, Nokia, Ericsson and Juniper.

CEO Chat With Gary Smith, Ciena
Between the CEOs | 4/28/2015

Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.

Eurobites: Nokia Quashes Handsets Rumor
News Analysis | 4/28/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.

Orange Earnings Dip on Price Competition
News Analysis | 4/28/2015

French incumbent reports a fall in revenues and profits despite growth in its customer base.

Customer Care Bills to Soar, Says AetherPal
News Analysis | 4/28/2015

Startup claims its forthcoming self-care service could protect operator margins as device complexity grows.

CenturyLink Says G'day to Managed IT Services
News Analysis | 4/27/2015

Partnership with Australian data center company lets US operator expand the reach of its managed IT services into five cities.

Sprint Taps Brazilian Mobile Exec to Head Innovation
News Analysis | 4/27/2015

Roger Solé will also head up Sprint's new Hispanic business unit and become president of Sprint Puerto Rico.

ADVA Eyes Advantages Amid Acquisitions
News Analysis | 4/27/2015

ADVA looks to ride rising market segments to take advantage of other vendors' straying focus amid consolidation.

Lightower, Fibertech Merge in $1.9B Cash Deal
News Analysis | 4/27/2015

Combined company will have 30,000 route miles of fiber in densely populated Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

Marvell Goes 4K With Android TV Chipset
News Analysis | 4/27/2015

Marvell's new Ultra HD chipset is a high-powered SoC that supports Android-based TV services and the cable industry's RDK software stack.

Tele2 CTIO Heads East for New Role
News Analysis | 4/27/2015

After four years as Group CTIO at European competitive operator Tele2, Joachim Horn is heading to Asia for his next personal challenge.

Eurobites: Orange Sees End to Price War
News Analysis | 4/27/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BlackBerry considers closure of Swedish office; Sky Italia receives rebuff from Mediaset; TeliaSonera updates on its workers in Nepal.

Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks
LRTV Documentaries | 4/27/2015

Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.

EE Flags Worst Postpaid Growth in 2 Years
News Analysis | 4/27/2015

UK's biggest mobile operator witnesses declines in customer numbers and revenues despite impressive growth in 4G and fixed broadband.

Pica8 Boosts Data Center Interconnectivity
News Analysis | 4/24/2015

White box switch vendor adds support for Labeled BGP.

Poll: Backhaul Presents 5G's Biggest Challenge
Que Sera Sarah | 4/24/2015

One third of nearly 500 voters in Light Reading's recent poll on 5G suggest that upgrading backhaul to support the influx of data traffic coming to 5G will be the toughest challenge.

MEF Unites Carriers on Ethernet Interconnect
News Analysis | 4/24/2015

In two initiatives, the Metro Ethernet Forum is bringing larger and smaller companies into efforts to make end-to-end Carrier Ethernet ubiquitous.

Adtran Is Developing White Box GPON Tech
News Analysis | 4/24/2015

Access vendor has a slimmed-down GPON product for the virtualized network in R&D.

Ericsson's Rack Attack
From the Founder | 4/24/2015

Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.

Comcast Formally Ends Its Bid for TWC
News Analysis | 4/24/2015

Comcast has officially terminated its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.

Vodafone Ramps up Network, Distribution in India
News Analysis | 4/24/2015

India's second-biggest mobile operator is expanding into rural parts of the country.

Eurobites: Metroweb Spurns Telecom Italia Advances
News Analysis | 4/24/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 adds VoLTE; Telefónica's Canal+ buy cleared; Virgin Media makes workers stand up for six months!

Google Says Mobile Drove Q1 Earnings Growth
News Analysis | 4/24/2015

Search engine giant overcomes the challenge of the strong dollar to report encouraging growth in Q1 earnings.

Amazon Web Services: $5B & 'Growing Fast'
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Amazon divulged the financials for its cloud service for the first time this week. Spoiler alert: It's doing well.

Juniper Sees Second-Half Optimism
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Cost-cutting and cable/cloud customers help vendor exceed analyst expectations despite revenue slide.

CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization
LRTV Documentaries | 4/23/2015

Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.

Comcast Reportedly Dropping $45B TWC Bid
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Sources tell Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that Comcast is prepared to walk away from its bid to buy TWC after pressure from the DOJ and threat of an FCC trial.

Arris & Pace: More Than Just a Set-Top Deal
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Arris wants Pace for more than just its set-tops.

Ericsson Not Planning Big M&A Response to Nokia/AlcaLu
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Ericsson's CFO rules out any large-scale M&A in response to Nokia's $16.6 bid for Alcatel-Lucent and sees OSS becoming big business for the Swedish vendor.

CEO Chat With Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson
Between the CEOs | 4/23/2015

Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders visited Ericsson's HQ in Kista, Sweden, to discuss industry transformation and the future of communications networks with Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson.

Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II
LRTV Interviews | 4/23/2015

In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.

China Unicom Loses 4 Million Customers
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

China's second-biggest mobile operator is hemorrhaging subscribers and grumbling about a new tax regime.

Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I
LRTV Interviews | 4/23/2015

In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.

Qualcomm Slashes Revenue Forecast by $1B
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Chipmaker hints that outlook is worsening as Apple and Samsung continue to make strides in the smartphone sector.

Ericsson's Ewaldsson on the New IP
From the Founder | 4/23/2015

Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the virtualization, standardization and the New IP.

Eurobites: Big 3 Push for German Spectrum
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN sees data revenue growth; Mobistar Q1 core profits up 6.8%; BT misleads on superfast broadband.

The 5G Clubs
Que Sera Sarah | 4/23/2015

Light Reading outlines 13 groups that are working to influence the development of 5G, including its standards, spectrum and use cases.

Ericsson Sinks on North American Slowdown
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Favorable currency movements flatter results as Swedish equipment maker is hit by a fall in business in its biggest regional market.

Amazon Earnings: What to Watch For
News Analysis | 4/23/2015

Amazon plans to break out performance for its AWS cloud platform for the first time.

AT&T CFO Shrugs Off Google Fi as Limited
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

John Stephens isn't worried about Google's new wireless MVNO as AT&T reports a strong first quarter, owing to strength in tablets and the Internet of Things.

Arris to Acquire Pace for $2.1B
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

Arris has announced it intends to acquire competitor Pace in a deal worth $2.1 billion in stock and cash.

Adtran Loses Out at AT&T
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

Vendor confirms it no longer has a role at 'domestic Tier 1 program' as it reports its Q1 numbers.

Google's WiFi-First Mobile Service 'Fi' Is Here
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

But it will only be available on the Nexus 6 at launch.

Getting It Right: Utah, CenturyLink & Gig Nets
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

By becoming the anchor tenant, the Utah Education and Telehealth Network is helping spur gigabit networks across Utah.

Comcast Merger May Hinge on Hulu
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

If Comcast had a role in the decision not to sell Hulu in 2013, it could affect approval of Comcast's current bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.

Telekom Austria Cutbacks Fuel Profit Growth
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

Austria's incumbent operator managed to burnish its bottom line despite setbacks across most of its markets.

Telstra Goes Global With Pacnet's NaaS Offer
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

Following its $700 million takeover of Pacnet, Telstra has launched a global NaaS offering that will increase the pressure on its network rivals.

Eurobites: Nokia's HERE Locates Potential Buyers
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes Altice cast-off; Slovakia hopes for $1.1 billion from IPO; Huawei gets Irish FTTH gig.

Avni Lets Carriers Offer Cloud Portability
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

Avni Software Defined Cloud is designed to let enterprises move applications between private, hybrid and public clouds, and avoid lock-in to cloud providers.

Why Drones Won't Be Putting You Out of a Job… Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/22/2015

Interest in the commercial drone industry is growing and technology is developing quickly. This is laying the foundation for a range of future drone-based applications, including the use of drones in communications networks.

Infinera Keeps Its Revenue Streak Alive
News Analysis | 4/22/2015

The optical vendor posts its fifth straight quarter of revenue growth, and has its eye on a sixth.

Sequans Routes LTE Broadcast to WiFi Devices
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

LTE chipmaker says its LTE-to-WiFi platform, in partnership with middleware provider Expway, has been tested by Verizon and other operators and is commercially ready today.

Comcast Takes Its Gig to South Florida
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

Comcast is expanding its 2-Gigabit broadband service to parts of southern Florida in May.

Sky Boasts Record Customer Growth
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

The pay-TV provider is prospering in every one of its European markets.

Verizon Focuses on Cashing In on LTE
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

As its LTE traffic continues to grow while the company loses lower-end subscribers, Verizon is expecting more revenue to come from IoT and its planned mobile video offers.

AlcaLu Takes Virtual UC to the Cloud
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

New Rapport platform uses cloud-based software to deliver services or add capabilities to applications as virtualized functions that run on standard hardware.

White Box Switching Enabled by Latest Silicon & Software
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/21/2015

The telecom industry's move to SDN and white box deployments is driving significant changes in the switch market. These changes will likely lead to lower capex and opex costs for network operators in the market.

CenturyLink Buys Into Database Simplification
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

The latest addition to the CenturyLink Cloud is Orchestrate, which offers a single API into multiple databases for more rapid app deployment

Eurobites: Transmode Powers Liberty's 100G
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice-Oi deal gets EU approval; gigabits on trains; BT's cloud of clouds; ARM's up.

TeliaSonera Profits Dented by Device Costs
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

Swedish operator sticks to its full-year outlook despite economic and competitive challenges in some of its biggest markets.

Huawei Plots Public Cloud Service
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

The Chinese equipment giant has unveiled plans for a public cloud service that could put it in competition with some of its customers.

ADVA Opens Up Its Security Umbrella
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

ADVA expands its network security offerings and collects them under the new ConnectGuard brand.

What If the Comcast Merger Fails?
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

Here are five short-term implications to consider if regulators block Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Ofcom Releases Its 5G mmW Band Play List
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

UK regulator issues its recommendations on which above-6Ghz spectrum bands make the most sense for mobile operators building 5G networks.

China Mobile Profits Fall Seventh Quarter in a Row
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

China's biggest mobile operator is sacrificing profitability to grow its 4G customer base as quickly as possible.

Google Ready to Release Thousands of Loons
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

Google's project lead for Loon, its plan to use LTE-powered balloons to bring connectivity to underserved regions, says it's ready to start launching thousands of balloons.

Etisalat Profits Lifted by Maroc Telecom Deal
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

Growth at UAE telecom giant Etisalat is fueled by a strong performance at home and takeover activity in Africa.

Eurobites: Brussels Wakes Up to OTT Threat
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Intel collaborate on security; BT helps protect connected cars; O2 Czech Republic spins off infrastructure assets.

Broadcasters Eye OTT Bonanza
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

In the wake of OTT launches by CBS and HBO, industry experts see most, if not all, major broadcasters and programmers rolling out their own OTT services in the coming year.

Telenet Buys KPN's BASE in $1.4B Deal
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

Liberty Global-owned cable operator aims to create a major fixed and mobile challenger to incumbent Belgacom.

LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution
LRTV Documentaries | 4/20/2015

Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.

DoJ May Sue to Block Comcast-TWC Merger
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

Bloomberg report says Justice attorneys are making a case that the massive merger would harm consumers and adversely affect video streaming competition.

Verizon Skinnies Down With FiOS
News Analysis | 4/17/2015

New Verizon FiOS subscription packages will offer customers the flexibility to create skinnier pay-TV bundles.

Nokia to Beef Up Indian Presence with AlcaLu Deal
News Analysis | 4/17/2015

Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.

Zuckerberg Defends Internet.org Against Indian Critics
News Analysis | 4/17/2015

Facebook founder and CEO insists Internet.org does not violate net neutrality principles after Indian web companies quit the scheme.

Eurobites: Nokia Defends French Jobs Pledge
News Analysis | 4/17/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM buys Bluetooth duo; French senate gets onto Google; O2 offers early-access TV.

The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization
LRTV Documentaries | 4/17/2015

Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.

2G to 5G: Wireless Becomes the Fourth Utility
Column | 4/17/2015

There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.

Startup Avni Lets Apps Soar Between Clouds
News Analysis | 4/17/2015

Product is designed to let apps scale from and between private to public clouds.

Hutchison Courts MVNOs With Global MVNE
News Analysis | 4/17/2015

Hue platform launched amid speculation that Google could be one of the new MVNE's first customers.

Leadership Change in Store for CESRs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/16/2015

Alcatel-Lucent is close to taking carrier Ethernet switch/router market-share leadership away from Cisco.

Wheeler Pitches Net Neutrality, Incentive Auction
News Analysis | 4/16/2015

In an impassioned speech at NAB Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urged US broadcasters to back Commission's new net neutrality rules and offer up frequencies for next advanced wireless spectrum auction.

Verizon Scores New OTT Content Deals
News Analysis | 4/16/2015

Verizon has signed licensing deals with multiple sports networks for its upcoming mobile video service.

LPWA: A Threat to 'Wait & See' IoT Operators?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/16/2015

Communications network operators need to formulate an IoT strategy and decide if Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology has a place in those plans.

ViaWest Lives Off the Edge
DOS Attack | 4/16/2015

Data center operator has been succeeding in second-tier markets away from the coastal big cities, but it's hungry for expansion.

S3 Forecasts StormTest Success
News Analysis | 4/16/2015

A dozen pay-TV providers are now in trials with StormTest Warning Center, the live-network testing system introduced by S3 Group late in 2014.

Telecom Italia Makes Quad-Play Move With Sky
News Analysis | 4/16/2015

Italy's telecom incumbent hopes premium content from Sky will help it lure customers from its broadband rivals.

AT&T Makes Case for Open Source Sharing
News Analysis | 4/16/2015

Unlike software vendors, network operators can't directly monetize their open source work, but it's still vital they contribute code, says AT&T.

ZTE Claims 5G Research Breakthrough
News Analysis | 4/16/2015

Chinese vendor claims its pre-5G technologies have delivered a threefold increase in overload radio capacity.

Huawei P8 Launch in Pics: It's Showtime!
Slide Shows | 4/16/2015

Snaps from the global launch of Huawei's rival to the iPhone 6.

Huawei P8 Launch: Cue Applause!
Shades of Ray | 4/16/2015

The global launch of Huawei's P8 smartphone was stage-managed within an inch of its life – but it didn't need to be.

Eurobites: Nokia Promises R&D Jobs for France
News Analysis | 4/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google defends Android; GSMA calls for flexibility on use of UHF spectrum; Ericsson connects solar-powered car.

You Can't Spell 5G Without LTE
Que Sera Sarah | 4/16/2015

5G won't be a wholesale network changeover, which is a good thing, because 4G does a pretty good job already.

AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface
LRTV Documentaries | 4/16/2015

Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.

Will Nokia Appreciate AlcaLu's Nuage?
News Analysis | 4/16/2015

Nuage is a big deal in SDN, with a strong product and significant customers. Will Nokia value the business?

AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor
LRTV Documentaries | 4/15/2015

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.

NTT Comm to Open Mega Data Center in India
News Analysis | 4/15/2015

NTT Communications announces expansion plans in India in collaboration with managed services subsidiary Netmagic.

Dish Embraces Netflix, Adds Rovi Voice
News Analysis | 4/15/2015

Dish is innovating rapidly with the addition of whole-home Netflix access, a new Vevo app, and voice-control features to its pay-TV service.

Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: What's Going On?
Shades of Ray | 4/15/2015

There's a lot to take in regarding the planned combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent – here's a quick guide to our coverage.

Live From Vegas, It's 4K TV
News Analysis | 4/15/2015

Several vendors team up for the first live video broadcast of 4K over a cable system as the opportunities and challenges of Ultra HD dominate show talk at NAB convention.

Intel Buoyed by IoT Growth
News Analysis | 4/15/2015

Chipmaker reports flat first-quarter revenues as sales of IoT products offset a slowdown in the computer market.

Nokia to Claim #2 Carrier Vendor Ranking
News Analysis | 4/15/2015

Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.

Eurobites: Facebook Brings Internet-Lite to Europe
News Analysis | 4/15/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels goes after Google over Android; Telefónica chooses NEC for cloud support; FTTH in Zimbabwe.

Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 4/15/2015

Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.

A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...
LRTV Documentaries | 4/15/2015

Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.

Infinera Expects to Nail Q1 Revenue Guidance
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

On the heels of announcing a planned acquisition, Infinera prepares for what will likely be another positive earnings report.

PoCs Pave the Way for NFV
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

Proof-of-concept trials help with technical implementation and build confidence in NFV.

CLECs Feasting on Data Center Growth
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

Interconnecting data centers and connecting enterprises to the cloud are two bastions of current CLEC growth and expansion.

What's in the Air for 5G?
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

There's some degree of agreement between Qualcomm and Nokia on an air interface for 5G, but there are still plenty of proposals on the table.

Arris, Charter Nab ActiveVideo for $135M
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

Arris and Charter are forming a new joint venture with the purpose of acquiring set-top virtualization company ActiveVideo for $135 million.

How Do Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent Stack Up?
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

Light Reading takes a closer look at the strengths and recent financial performance of the two vendors as they negotiate a possible merger.

Nokia + AlcaLu: What the Analysts Say
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

What do industry analysts think of the news that Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are in merger talks?

Eurobites: Mystery Bid in for Telekom Slovenije
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Germany upgrades mobile backhaul with Coriant; Swisscom's next-gen teletext; DataSift loses Twitter feed.

Nokia/AlcaLu: The Key Friction Points
Shades of Ray | 4/14/2015

The potential merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will throw a spotlight on some key decisions that need to be made, particularly related to the wireless portfolio, IP relationships and management of the combined company.

Twilio Adds WebRTC-Powered Video Support
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

Cloud vendor adds much-awaited video support to its developer SDK, using WebRTC, SIP and more.

Google's Medin Urges Competition-Friendly Net Policies
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

Federal, state and local governments could be doing much more to help competitive access networks, and the CLECs should be pushing them to do it.

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent in Merger Talks
News Analysis | 4/14/2015

Network infrastructure vendors confirm they are in talks about a deal to create a $27 billion giant.

Senator Proposes New 'Title X' for Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 4/13/2015

Bill Nelson, ranking Democrat on Commerce, Science and Transportation committee, says a new Title X is needed to replace current FCC ruling.

Amazon Builds Studio Momentum for HDR
News Analysis | 4/13/2015

Amazon joins Netflix in promising High-Dynamic Range (HDR) TV programming.

Qualcomm Urged to Spin Off Chips Unit
News Analysis | 4/13/2015

An activist shareholder called Jana Partners believes Qualcomm's share price would benefit if the company hived off its chips business.

Cisco Ready for More SDN & Cloud Tests
News Analysis | 4/13/2015

The recent independent test of its cloud and service provider virtualization systems has left Cisco keen for more third-party assessments.

Global Capacity Adds MPLS to Its Service Mix
News Analysis | 4/13/2015

With integration of Megapath's Layer 3 capabilities, Global Capacity now extends MPLS VPNs to 98% of US businesses.

Can WiFi Calling Find Its Voice?
Morris Lore | 4/13/2015

The UK's EE needs to think carefully about how to pitch its newly released WiFi calling service.

Eurobites: Ericsson Takes 5G on the Buses
News Analysis | 4/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia looking to offload HERE business; Spotify raises new finance; MTN eyes Nigerian operator.

Partnership Only Good as Its Weakest Member
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/13/2015

The industry faces a learning curve over the next five years. And as NFV and SDN take root in telecom networks, technology suppliers that establish strong partnerships and ecosystems will be in the best position to emerge as NFV/SDN market leaders.

Level 3, Cisco Team to Squash Major Botnet
News Analysis | 4/13/2015

Collaboration of this kind should be more common, Level 3 exec says after his team and Cisco's go beyond identifying the problem to trying to fix it.

Telefónica Releases OpenMANO NFV Orchestration Stack
News Analysis | 4/13/2015

Helps test virtualized network functions in a vendor-neutral environment.

Sprint Matches T-Mobile's International Offer
News Analysis | 4/10/2015

Sprint says it will offer free international data roaming, but only at 2G speeds and in 15 countries.

Public Safety's Long-Term Evolution
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/10/2015

LTE-based public-safety networks are more likely to come about piecemeal.

Oracle: NFV, SDN Require Agility, Automation
News Analysis | 4/10/2015

OSS/BSS transformation key to getting the most out of the move to virtualization, Oracle execs emphasize at their customer event.

Malone Seeds Toronto Multiscreen Startup
News Analysis | 4/10/2015

Cable industry bigwigs and partners John Malone and John Risley invest personal funds in UXP systems, a young firm specializing in multiscreen video user management.

Airtel Zero Sparks Net Neutrality Debate in India
News Analysis | 4/10/2015

Bharti Airtel insists zero-rating service will spur Internet adoption in India, but net neutrality supporters are aghast.

Plus Ça Change in Telecom IT After NFV?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/10/2015

While the big vendors most closely follow the ETSI's standards for network functions virtualization (NFV), they may not be the big winners in the market.

5G: Generation Gap
News Analysis | 4/10/2015

The standards rivalry that drove the development of 3G and 4G technologies is missing from the 5G picture.

Eurobites: Cell C Plans $660M LTE Investment
News Analysis | 4/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transmode Q1 optimism; Slovenia bids expected; One Direction latest.

Amazon Intros Machine Learning as a Service
News Analysis | 4/10/2015

Also launches tools to streamline the deployment of apps to Amazon's WorkSpaces virtual desktop service.

5G: Just an Expensive New Interface?
Column | 4/10/2015

5G could shape up to be a stunningly expensive fiasco.

Infinera Coming Closer to Mastering the Metro
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

Infinera's Transmode acquisition gives it a metro aggregation product family in can leverage now, while planning a longer-term hardware integration.

Google Dumps Moto's LTE Patents in a Pool
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

Google is contributing the LTE patents it gained from Motorola to Via's LTE patent pool to protect its Android device makers building 4G devices.

A Long-Term Plan for Small Cell Backhaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/9/2015

Network operators will ramp up their deployments of small cells over the next two years.

D'oh! Amazon Cloud Fails at Its Cloud Summit
Wagner’s Ring | 4/9/2015

Embarrassing when you're in the cloud business...

Jinni Expands to Ad Targeting
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

Jinni is introducing a demand-side platform for advertisers, based on the technology already powering its TV search and recommendation engine.

Quickplay Powers Asian OTT Service
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

Canadian multiscreen video specialist provides turnkey solution for new HOOQ over-the-top service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Why 5G Matters – Now!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/9/2015

5G is a technology to take mobile service providers beyond communication, into new modes of business, and now is the time to get with the program.

Pertino Bolsters Virtual Networking Security
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

Improves authentication, policies, and on-the-wire security.

Bell Labs' Weldon on Infinite Bandwidth
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

By framing the problem correctly, research lab is focused on making bandwidth seem infinite even it if can't be.

Eurobites: Facebook Faces Privacy Class Action
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, Telefónica optimize LTE for smart meters; Deutsche Telekom's M2M router demo; Thomson's box of Ultra HD encoding tricks.

Infinera Makes $350M Offer for Sweden's Transmode
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

Infinera says takeover will help it address entire WDM market and target 100G opportunities from next year onwards.

Anite Puts Forth 5G Radio Channel Models
News Analysis | 4/9/2015

A group lead by the test and measurement vendor has finalized its "toolbox" for deploying 5G in the above-6Ghz spectrum bands.

AT&T Fined $25M for Privacy Violations
News Analysis | 4/8/2015

FCC says employees at three AT&T call centers sold private customer data to third parties trafficking stolen cellphones.

India's Auction to Drive Consolidation
News Analysis | 4/8/2015

The $17.5 billion auction could trigger a round of consolidation in India's mobile market.

Microsoft Tunes In Over-the-Air TV
News Analysis | 4/8/2015

Microsoft adds support for over-the-air TV channels to the Xbox One game console in the US and Canada.

SingTel Pays $810M for Security Expert TrustWave
News Analysis | 4/8/2015

Singaporean telecom incumbent says takeover will help it to become a global cyber security player.

Dish to Sling HBO by Saturday
News Analysis | 4/8/2015

HBO content will land on Sling TV this week, just slightly after the launch of HBO Now on Apple devices and bundled with Cablevision Optimum Internet service.

Eurobites: Vivendi Eyes Sky
News Analysis | 4/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC probes Danish merger; Slovakian government to list its telco stake; HERE comes the new Jaguar.

Pay-TV Providers See Multiscreen Promise
News Analysis | 4/8/2015

In a new Heavy Reading study, service providers see both deployment and adoption of multiscreen video growing and expect to start monetizing service shortly.

Saisei Debuts 'Net-Neutrality-in-a-Virtual-Box'
News Analysis | 4/8/2015

One-click net neutrality.

My Ericsson Epiphany
From the Founder | 4/8/2015

The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.

Elemental, My Dear Comcast
News Analysis | 4/7/2015

Elemental Technologies is powering the Comcast X1 cloud DVR service with its software-defined video processing platform.

Cisco: Don't Be Surprised At Verizon Optical Deal
News Analysis | 4/7/2015

Cisco's top optical executive gets 'defensive' when people say they didn't know the company has an optical business.

India Auction Could Spur Tariff Hikes
News Analysis | 4/7/2015

Price rises may be inevitable following India's $17.5 billion airwaves auction.

NAB Show Bets on Next-Gen Video
Breznick Unbound | 4/7/2015

As broadcasters, video programmers, pay-TV distributors and others get set to convene for the NAB Show in Las Vegas, OTT video, 4K TV and multiscreen video hog the agenda.

SDN Powers AT&T's Rapid On-Demand Expansion
News Analysis | 4/7/2015

Switched Ethernet now available as Network on Demand service in 100 cities across the AT&T 21-state footprint.

EE Hopes WiFi Calling Will Hit the Spot
News Analysis | 4/7/2015

The UK's biggest mobile operator beats its network rivals to the launch of a WiFi calling service.

Abertis Looks to IPO for Euro Expansion
News Analysis | 4/7/2015

Towers company could raise as much as $1.9 billion from listing, according to press reports.

Eurobites: Vivendi Bids for Orange's Dailymotion
News Analysis | 4/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu/Accenture tie-up bags Telefónica contract; Free Mobile OK on 3G; enter the DragonWave at STC.

IIX Acquires IX Reach to Extend Network Footprint
News Analysis | 4/7/2015

Brings the software-defined interconnect company to 150 points of presence worldwide.

CEO Chat With Colin Doherty, BTI Systems
Between the CEOs | 4/7/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Colin Doherty, the CEO of data center interconnect specialist BTI Systems.

365 Opens Nashville Internet Exchange
News Analysis | 4/6/2015

Citing video-fueled Internet traffic explosion, colo provider announces new Internet exchange to eliminate need to backhaul traffic.

Report: Google Planning Overseas Roaming Shake-Up
News Analysis | 4/6/2015

Google may be trying to create a global network through partnership deals that would give users a simple price for mobile wherever they are in the world.

AT&T Waits for VoLTE for Voice Roaming
News Analysis | 4/6/2015

Carrier tells the FCC it is not able to support voice roaming to 2G CDMA networks until it has VoLTE deployed and it isn't sure if it can support SMS while roaming on LTE data only.

To Be or Not to Be an MVPD
News Analysis | 4/6/2015

Comments have streamed in from all sides in the debate over whether the FCC should classify some over-the-top video providers as multichannel video programming distributors.

Top 10 Drone Startups
News Analysis | 4/6/2015

Commercial drone startups that matter in 2015.

Juniper, VMware Step Back From OpenDaylight
Wagner’s Ring | 4/6/2015

Founding companies slash their membership to SDN organization.

DOCSIS 3.1 Takes the Prize
News Analysis | 4/6/2015

In our latest community poll, Light Reading readers pick DOCSIS 3.1 as the top next-gen technology priority for the cable industry by a wide margin.

5G: Heavy Reading Weighs In
Que Sera Sarah | 4/6/2015

In a new Prime Reading feature on Light Reading, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown dishes on all things 5G.

Optical Feels the Facebook Effect
DOS Attack | 4/3/2015

Facebook's considerable sphere of influence is growing to include the optical networking sector.

SeaChange Still Battling the Flood
News Analysis | 4/3/2015

Video technology specialist reports lower revenues and heavier losses for both its fiscal fourth quarter and the full year, missing Wall Street's targets once again.

Verizon Security Not Just 'Cops & Robbers'
Rewired | 4/3/2015

Alliance with Deloitte creates one-stop shop of cyberattack mitigation by adding governance, risk management and compliance consulting.

10 Ways 5G Will Change Your Life
Slide Shows | 4/3/2015

The emergence of 5G around 2020 will bring new tech inventions galore, from flying cars to talking animals to holographic phone calls. Not to mention faster download speeds.

ON.Lab Aims to Make White Boxes Carrier-Grade
News Analysis | 4/3/2015

New ONOS Blackbird release focuses on performance, scale and availability.

Arista Down Following CFO Resignation
News Analysis | 4/2/2015

Raises concerns Arista faces too many distractions.

Pics From OFC: Blinded by the Light
Slide Shows | 4/2/2015

This year's Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exposition took place in the welcome heat of Los Angeles -- check out our pics from the show.

Comcast Preps 2-Gig Service… Over Fiber
News Analysis | 4/2/2015

Comcast will start rolling out a symmetrical 2Gbit/s residential broadband service in Atlanta next month over a fiber-to-the-home network.

Where Is TV Everywhere Going?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/2/2015

TV Everywhere is gaining momentum, with apps available from nearly every major programming group and ever-growing viewer numbers.

My Ericsson Epiphany
Column | 4/2/2015

The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.

OFC Snapshot: Emcore
News Analysis | 4/2/2015

On the show floor at OFC, optical tech specialist Emcore was showing off its DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities.

Eurobites: Suitors Circle KPN's BASE
News Analysis | 4/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgacom offers cloud service for SMBs; Swisscom takes stake in banking software specialist; BT/EE latest.

In Ericsson's 5G Lab
LRTV Documentaries | 4/2/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders visits Ericsson's labs in Stockholm to find out about the vendor's 5G device prototype from the leader of the vendor's 5G product strategy, Håkan Andersson.

Cisco to Acquire Embrane for Network Services
News Analysis | 4/1/2015

Embrane makes lifecycle management software for virtual network appliances. They're snappy dressers too.

Charter's Bright Idea: The Big Payoff
News Analysis | 4/1/2015

Charter stands poised to gain TWC-like scale, prime cable systems, access to key metro markets, WiFi assets and business services heft if its proposed $10.4 billion buyout of Bright House goes through.

No Fool Like a Broadband Fool
News Analysis | 4/1/2015

Here are a few of the top broadband-flavored April Fools' Day headlines from around the web today.

5G: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?
Que Sera Sarah | 4/1/2015

It's 5G month at Light Reading, which means we're exploring everything from what 5G entails, what it means for the industry, its challenges, opportunities and progress across the globe.

Eurobites: Ziggo Plans Post-Merger Job Cuts
News Analysis | 4/1/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Anite completes on Setcom buy; fiber link for South Sudan; Wales becomes 'Net Neutrality Nation.'

IBM to Pump $3B Into IoT
News Analysis | 4/1/2015

IT giant puts its cloud, analytics and systems integration foot forward and plants a flag in the IoT market.

Canada's Rogers First to Launch VoLTE
News Analysis | 4/1/2015

Canadian mobile giant says new technology will confer benefits over older voice systems used by rivals.

Startup Virtualizes Management Team
News Analysis | 4/1/2015

White boxes run the company, says administrator.

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