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WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah | 5/11/2016

Women from AT&T, Ciena, Ixia, Zayo Group and Fujitsu make our shortlist for working to advance the cause of women in the next-gen comms industry.

Facebook Likes Software Routing for Its Gigabit Radios
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Facebook is getting closer than ever to being a full-blown wireless SP.

'Really Frightening': Monitoring Tools Lag Networking Growth
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Network monitoring tools cannot provide the reliability the industry needs, say enterprise network operators.

Building Up Digital Operations: Pics
Slide Shows | 5/11/2016

At the TM Forum Live! 2016 in Nice, France, executives from service providers and others shared their views on the emerging Digital Operations Ecosystem.

Amazon Video Direct: Not Just Amateur Hour
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Amazon Video Direct isn't just a YouTube knock-off. It's also a brand new and comprehensive distribution option for all kinds of content creators.

C-Spire Becomes First US Regional Carrier to Plot 5G Tests
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

C-Spire is the first regional carrier in the US to go public on 5G test plans, plotting 'upcoming field tests' with Nokia in July.

Core Blimey! Affirmed Eyes 5G Services Evolution Next
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Affirmed tells Light Reading that it has new architectures coming for 5G and IoT services.

Panel: Men Critical to Change Telecom Culture
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

A panel of service providers at ITW in Chicago share why they think the support and participation of men in telecom is crucial to recruiting more women into the industry.

Coming Soon: The New Cable Trinity
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Comcast, New Charter and Altice are poised to reshape the US cable market.

9 Global Telcos Back Open APIs Scheme
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Nine of the world's biggest service providers hope to realize major business benefits from the use of Open APIs.

Global Capacity Automates Multi-Site Network Design
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Connect Marketplace lets enterprises easily see all available connections to multiple sites to craft a smarter multi-site network buy.

Console-ing Hybrid Clouds: A Software Story
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Company formerly known as IIX now introduces software platform that automates and makes easier private connections to hybrid clouds.

OCP Drives Telco Data Centers & the New IP
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2016

The Open Compute Project and the shift to SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and infrastructure.

TM Forum Live! 2016: Nice Pics
Slide Shows | 5/10/2016

Snapshots from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.

Key Takeaways From TM Forum Live!
Shades of Ray | 5/10/2016

Three key OSS and virtualization takeaways from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Bids $932M for Metroweb
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia helps move European Commission to the cloud; Virgin Media revenues up 3.7% in first quarter; BT's new cyber security service.

Working From Home (Version 8.3.6)
LRTV Documentaries | 5/10/2016

Lester completes the tutorial for a new virtual reality application that allows him to work from home.

Remaking the 'Mental Model' of Leaders
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 5/10/2016

Dr. Margaret Heffernan, an entrepreneur, CEO, speaker and author of a new book on company culture, dispels myths of leadership that are off-putting to women.

Taking GigaPower to Market
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2016

In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Jeremy Settle describes how his company is seeking to customize its gigabit service introductions for each new market.

NEC & NetCracker Serve Up Virtualization Buzzword Soup
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Telco software vendor's Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP) is a broad technology and supporting services offering that includes just about every buzzword from the New IP lexicon – but is there any substance to its proposition?

Wireless Weakness Dents Nokia Sales, Outlook
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Finnish vendor reports sales setbacks in its first full quarter since the takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.

Small Cell Forum Sets Out 5G Stall
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

The Small Cells Forum unveils a new Release 7 addressing requirements such as 5G technology and publishes new research highlighting growth in the small cells market.

FCC Video Analysis Lags the Market
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

The latest video competition report from the FCC only runs through 2014.

Verizon Demands Better NFV 'Answers' From Vendors
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

US telco throws down the gauntlet to the SDN and NFV industry, demanding progress in key areas.

Intel's Processor Boss Shares Lessons Learned
Mentor Monday | 5/9/2016

Shlomit Weiss offers advice, perspectives and opinions gathered from 26 years at Intel, where she was responsible for some of its best processors in history.

Eurobites: 'Uzbekgate' Scandal Claims More Telenor Scalps
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle lands major subsea gig; utility firm seeks slice of Metroweb; T-Mobile Czech Republic taps Ericsson for revenue management.

Hibernia, Electric Lightwave Make Waves in Chicago
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

New protected wavelength services and greater diversity in West Coast fiber routes mark the opening of International Telecom Week in Chicago.

AT&T Rallies Carriers Around OpenStack
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

Open source cloud platform is at 'a tipping point' and needs support to become what network operators need at the heart of virtualization.

ADVA Lays Bare Its Virtual Switch
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2016

ADVA has further developed the virtual switch technology it brought on board with the acquisition of Overture and is ready to pitch it into commercial NFV environments following an independent evaluation of the technology.

Colt Exec Wants Nimble OSS, BSS
LRTV Interviews | 5/9/2016

Nico Fischbach, the Strategy, Architecture and Innovation Director at international operator Colt, wants to see the OSS and BSS vendor community develop more nimble, agile systems rather than soup-to-nuts packages.

Delivering Business Services On-Demand
LRTV Interviews | 5/9/2016

In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Josh Goodell explains how AT&T is now delivering both Internet speeds and Ethernet services on-demand to commercial customers.

Edge Computing: The Next Frontier for Telcos
Column | 5/9/2016

Edge computing is a compelling option for telcos looking to balance tightening finances with increasing demands for bandwidth and processing speed. 

WiCipedia: 'Meternity,' Lemonade & Chores
WiCipedia | 5/6/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Celebrate your favorite STEM teacher; the time suck that's holding women back in STEM; Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' causes a stir; and more.

FCC Reportedly OKs Charter Deals
News Analysis | 5/6/2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler reportedly lines up votes from two more commissioners in support of Charter's purchases of TWC and Bright House.

Upskill U Tackles IoT Security Challenges
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/6/2016

Upskill U is gearing up to address IoT security questions today at 1 p.m. ET during the lecture 'IoT: Tackling the Security Challenge' with lecturer Jason Porter, Vice President, Security Solutions, AT&T.

Eurobites: UK Govt Rows Back on '10 Mbit/s for All'
News Analysis | 5/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish election hopes depend on decent broadband; Inmarsat shares plummet after sales warning; Sonera removes Finns-only sales rule.

Courting the Apartment Crowd
LRTV Interviews | 5/6/2016

In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Adrian Cardwell details the changing dynamics of the MDU markets and explains how AT&T is pursuing apartment dwellers with GigaPower.

Gigabites: Where Goes Oswego?
News Analysis | 5/6/2016

Franchise fees are a major sticking point in Google Fiber's negotiations with the city of Lake Oswego in Oregon.

China Telco Shares Drop After Fourth License Award
News Analysis | 5/6/2016

Shares in China's big three operators are trading down following reports a fourth telecom license has been issued to TV giant CBN.

Convergence of the Service Layers
Column | 5/6/2016

The conclusions of a new survey, commissioned by OpenCloud and conducted by Heavy Reading, suggests that the move towards converged service layers is now well underway.

Apple, SAP Partner on Mobile Cloud Apps
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

The two companies will provide development tools and apps for iPhone, iPad and SAP's HANA cloud software.

Microsoft & Ford Fund Cloud Startup Pivotal
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

Ford is using Pivotal cloud software and services to extend into offering mobile services for transportation.

Get Ready! FCC 600MHz Auction Bidding Starts May 31
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

But is it really accurate to associate the spectrum with coming 5G networks?

Even in Gigabit Era, Access Fiber Choices Vary
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

A long-term solution looms in NG-PON 2, but network operators must still make market-by-market tough decisions on their biggest capex spends.

Demand Surges for On-Demand Ads
LRTV Interviews | 5/5/2016

Ed Knudson, VP, Product and Strategy at Canoe Ventures, discusses the rising appeal of VoD ads and the challenges on inserting ads dynamically in live TV programming.

Pace Packs Big Punch for Arris
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

Arris first-quarter revenues rise dramatically with Pace now in house.

Eurobites: Sky Prefers Openreach to Ducts, Says BT CEO
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades MTN in Ghana; Vodafone drives online learning in Africa; webmail mega-hack in Russia.

BT to Cover 2M Homes With FTTP in $8.7B Plan
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

UK telecom incumbent bows to pressure from Ofcom and commits to a rollout of high-speed FTTP infrastructure.

WiC Radio: Flex Takes On the World's Problems
Que Sera Sarah | 5/5/2016

Join WiC and Flex's Caroline Dowling for a live radio show on Tuesday at 12PM ET on how technology is powering the fourth revolution and to what effect in the future.

YouTube Prepping Skinny TV Bundle – Report
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Following right on the heels of Hulu, YouTube is reportedly looking to introduce its own live TV subscription service, Unplugged, as early as next year.

Dish Wants FCC to Block Verizon's XO Buy Because of 5G Concerns
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Says that the $1.8B buy would give Verizon control over crucial future 5G spectrum in the US.

Huawei Puts Network Management in the Cloud
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Huawei's Cloud Managed Network is designed to provide wireless and wired network planning and management for SMBs, midmarket and large enterprises with branch offices, as well as IoT.

AT&T Will Do More 5G Tests in N.J.
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

AT&T wants to carry out 28GHz and 39GHz tests at its lab in New Jersey.

Frontier: Nose to Grindstone After Q1 Declines
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Frontier reports its last quarterly earnings results without the new Verizon markets it acquired on April 1.

Atrinet's NetACE – Migration to NFV & SDN With NetOps-Driven LSO
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/4/2016

At Atrinet's headquarters, Ray Le Maistre sits down with Roy Silon to get an in-depth look into the company's focus and the secret recipe for their success.

Why We're Working With NCTC
Breznick Unbound | 5/4/2016

Light Reading and NCTC are teaming up to create and market webinars, video interviews and other multimedia content for smaller and independent cable operators.

Upskill U Kicks Off IoT Lectures With Ericsson
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/4/2016

Today at 1 p.m. ET, Martin Zander, Ericsson Group Function Strategy, tackles the toughest IoT questions during "IoT 101," an introductory course to IoT at Upskill U.

WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah | 5/4/2016

New companies with a focus on video graphics, smart grid predictive analytics and a quadcopter camera make up WiC's finalists for Female-Led Startup to Watch.

Salesforce Targets CSPs With New Cloud Framework
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

The SaaS pioneer sees opportunities to play a bigger role in the communications market through a new cloud initiative.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Profits Soar in Q1
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS slump dents Proximus Q1 numbers; MVNOs want action on wholesale roaming; clearer charging for broadband.

BCE 2016: Vodafone to Make Waves With Its 'Ocean' Virtualization Strategy
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Vodafone's SDN and NFV group head David Amzallag is set to outline the operator's virtualization strategy, codenamed 'Ocean,' at the Big Communications Event (BCE) later this month.

Testing When There's No 'There' There
LRTV Interviews | 5/4/2016

Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish company that was established to answer that very question.

Altice Clears Hurdle in Cablevision Buy, Wins FCC Approval
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Altice is still waiting on approval from the New York Public Service Commission.

Cavium Targets Intel With Multicore SoC Line
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

The company is adding four sets of families to its Octeon product portfolio. Cavium intends to be able to offer processors with anywhere from 1 to 96 cores, addressing the entire spectrum of applications.

ItsOn Scorns OSS/BSS Rivals as It Snags STC
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

The Silicon Valley-based SaaS player has added STC to its customer list while having another dig at its longer-established rivals.

Sprint CEO: Our Spectrum Is for 5G
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

CEO Claure declares that Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum is the low-band spectrum for 5G; will the industry agree?

Showdown at the OpenStack Corral
Rewired | 5/3/2016

AT&T and Verizon are vying for the status of biggest OpenStack champion, a stunning reversal for the open source software and a sign of things to come.

Ditching the Slash & the Orchestration Wars
LRTV Interviews | 5/3/2016

Open Networking Foundation Executive Director Dan Pitt on the progression of hurdles in SDN/NFV, and why it makes sense to just call it 'SDNFV.'

What's Next for Rovi & TiVo?
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

How to build a roadmap for 'new' TiVo.

EC to Stop Hutchison Buying Telefónica UK – Report
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

Hutchison's plans to buy Telefónica's UK business and merge it with 3 will be kyboshed this week, according to a report.

Eurobites: Swisscom Stagnates in Q1
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Qatar network; Kudeski buys US security firm; Zain Kuwait buys Sudanese operator.

Dissident Investor Takes Marvell Board Chair
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

Dissident investor Starboard Value has placed Richard Hill as chairman of troubled Marvell.

Bell Canada Buys Manitoba Telecom in $3.1B Deal
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

Takeover will give Bell Canada a dominant position in Canadian province home to about 1.3 million people.

Verizon Puts Gray Boxes in the Shade
LRTV Interviews | 5/2/2016

When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.

CenturyLink Runner Automates Hybrid IT
News Analysis | 5/2/2016

Cloud-based orchestration service lets IT managers automate infrastructure operation in public clouds, private clouds and data centers.

Hulu Eyes Cable-Like Bundle – Report
News Analysis | 5/2/2016

Hulu is reportedly planning to compete with cable TV.

Nokia's Motley: Confidence Paves Career Paths
Mentor Monday | 5/2/2016

Have the confidence to take the next step whether you're fully prepared for it or not, advises Nokia's Sandy Motley, whose long and varied career path proves it works.

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