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Arris Adds Global Flavor to RDK
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  1 comment
RDK Management is adding new support for Europe's DVB pay-TV technology standard to its software stack, thanks to development contributions from Arris.
Dish Sheds Subs, Changes Up CEO
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Dish Network lost 63,000 video subscribers in Q4 after carriage battles with programmers, and CEO Joseph Clayton is retiring.
Artemis's pCell Network Coming Soon Via Dish
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  4 comments
Startup promising to greatly improve LTE network performance will launch on Dish's spectrum in San Fran, as well as make its Hub available for indoor testing.
Ukraine 3G Auction Raises Less Than $300M
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Three mobile operators each secure the same amount of spectrum in Europe's last 3G auction.
Comcast to Open IoT Lab in Accelerator
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The cable operator connects with Boulder accelerator Boomtown in an effort to foster application innovation for the IoT.
Eurobites: Telefónica Hit by E-Plus Costs in Q4
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica broadens cyber security offer; Danish gig for ADVA unit; Ericsson in WebRTC project.
10 Weirdly Useful IoT Devices
Slide Shows  | 
2/24/2015  |  32 comments
There's no shortage of connected devices out there, yet somehow there's always room for more. Join us for a tour of 10 smart, slightly bizarre things that will make your life just a bit easier.
ZTE's Pre5G Offers a Path Across FDD Divide
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The Chinese vendor is banking on a high-speed TDD technology for European success.
FCC Panel Debates CableCARD Successor
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The first meeting of the FCC's Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee proves that creating a CableCARD successor will be anything but easy.
T-Mobile Gets Small & Unlicensed With Nokia
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  7 comments
T-Mobile taps Nokia for LTE-U small cells that it plans to start deploying in 2016.
Taqua, Interop Bring VoWiFi to Rural SPs
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  1 comment
Taqua teams up with Interop to better reach rural wireless operators looking to offer WiFi calling, many of which don't yet have IMS deployed.
New IP: Bigger, Better
From the Founder  | 
2/23/2015  |  11 comments
The New IP is actually bigger even than business. Like another hugely important tech that Light Reading is digging into right now, the New IP has the potential to change the world by fundamentally advancing what it is possible for people to achieve with communications.
New IP: Bigger, Better
Column  | 
2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Bigger. And Better. But definitely bigger.
Optical Earnings Calendar: ADVA, Ciena Due to Report
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA reports quarterly earnings this week, while Ciena follows next week as optical watchers look to keep tabs on the 100G market.
Google Pads Wallet With SoftCard Tech & IP
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  6 comments
Google is acquiring Softcard's IP and technology and will pre-embed Google Wallet on all Android smartphones from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
MWC: Let the Madness Begin
Shades of Ray  | 
2/23/2015  |  11 comments
Are you all strapped in? Then let's talk 5G, NFV, IoT, security and anything else that rhymes with LTE… oh, and tapas…
DirecTV Grudgingly Eyes OTT
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Although not thrilled about the profit potential of over-the-top video, DirecTV is exploring the option of launching its own Internet video service to compete in the broadband video space.
Did Arris Just Upend Cisco for Major Oz Deal?
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Arris is to play a critical role in expanding and upgrading HFC-based broadband services in Australia.
Eurobites: Apple Invests €1.7B in European Data Centers
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in IoT alliance; Vodafone gets Deutsche Bank gig; termination rates slashed in Saudi Arabia; AlcaLu integrates Siklu.
Cyber Security Expert Warns: You're Doing It Wrong
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  40 comments
Companies are clueless about cyber security, according to the CEO of the US Cyber Consequences Unit.
RJio to Drive WiFi Rollout in India
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio has an opportunity to spearhead the deployment of WiFi services in India.
Telekom Austria Builds Multi-Vendor NFV 4G Core
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Telekom Austria subsidiary Vip Mobile trials a virtual 4G service delivery stack for VoLTE services using technology from multiple specialist vendors.
Arista's Strong Q4 Should Ease Investor Lawsuit Jitters – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2015  |  1 comment
But the company still expects to spend up to $7M in legal costs in Q1 2015.
Discovery CEO Threatens Cable With OTT
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2015  |  6 comments
Discovery CEO David Zaslav says he will consider creating a direct-to-consumer online video service if cable companies don't beef up their TV Everywhere efforts soon.
The New IP in Pics: It Must Be Art!
Slide Shows  | 
2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Photos from the show where attendees learned about turning their networks into innovation and profit centers.
Ericsson: Performance, Agility, Personalization All Matter
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
The next generation of services isn't about more bandwidth alone but the ability to customize and bring things to market faster, exec tells New IP audience.
Telecom Italia to Invest €3B in Fiber to Spur Growth
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2015  |  3 comments
Italy's telecom incumbent is to ramp up investments in high-speed fixed and mobile networks.
GTT Buys MegaPath's Managed Services Unit
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
GTT expands its managed services with the acquisition, while MegaPath continues to pare down.
Cisco's Ahuja: CSPs Need to Think Like Restaurateurs
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Enterprises and consumers care about getting the network services they've ordered, not the ingredients and recipe.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests Virtual CPE
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Gemalto investigates hacking claims; BT welcomes Euro support over pricing rules; T-Mobile Austria bundles Netflix; and more.
IP Storage Attracts Attention as Brocade Boosts Its Margins
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
New IP storage capabilities attracted analyst attention during Brocade's fiscal first quarter earnings call, which highlighted the vendor's improving sales and margins.
Network Services Key to SDN Strategies, Says AlcaLu's Alwan
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Basil Alwan, president of IP routing and transport at Alcatel-Lucent, says speedy configuration is a massive opportunity as services become decoupled from the infrastructure.
T-Mobile: Google & Dish Could Be 'Interesting' Partners
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  6 comments
Today's T-Mobile earnings call is bought to you by the letters MVNO and LTE.
Google: OpenConfig Grows, Goes Commercial
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  3 comments
Informal large carrier group focused on common data models is moving rapidly toward initial deployments.
Women in Telecom: Collaboration Critical to New IP
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  8 comments
Panelists at Light Reading's Women in Telecom discuss the technology and cultural changes that the New IP brings about, and why women have a big role to play in it.
Tele2 Launches 4G Offering for M2M
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  1 comment
The European operator says its new 4G service will support more advanced M2M applications than 2G and 3G can handle.
Ericsson Revamps Its RAN With RBS 6000 Successor
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  3 comments
As part of its pre-MWC news blast, Ericsson announces the successor to its highly successful base station and talks small cells, analytics, backhaul and more.
Arris Running Into Headwinds
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Big cable/telco equipment vendor ends 2014 on a high note but sees tougher times in 2015 because of telco capex cuts, media merger deals, rising US dollar and West Coast port issues.
NBC Goes Live Online... for Cable Subs
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
NBCUniversal launched live streaming of its linear TV lineup this week for online viewers who can prove they already have a pay-TV subscription.
Fireside Chat: NFV & OSS at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/19/2015  |  1 comment
Join our fireside chat at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as we discuss the operational implications of NFV with Justin Paul, head of OSS marketing at Amdocs.
Deutsche Telekom Says Europe Risks Being 5G Flop
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  3 comments
Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom's European boss, has issued a stark warning to Europe's technology players.
Eurobites: Nokia Touts IoT Security
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cozy with Colt; Telecom Italia considers media unit buyout; Technicolor sets 2020 targets.
Samsung Buys LoopPay to Take on Apple Pay
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  3 comments
Takeover of contactless specialist by South Korea's tech giant issues a challenge to mobile wallet rivals.
Deutsche Telekom, Colt Join Forces on Voice
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2015  |  1 comment
Operators say partnership in ultra-competitive international voice market will protect margins and bring scale benefits.
I'm Having a Party – and You're Invited
From the Founder  | 
2/19/2015  |  2 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) is going to be even bigger and better than our 2014 blockbuster debut. And there won't be an olde worlde boothe in sight.
T-Mobile Boss Asks Consumers to Pressure FCC on Low-Band
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2015  |  1 comment
John Legere wants consumer help in getting the FCC to change the rules on the 600MHz auction.
Cyan Claims Carrier Wins, Revenue Jumps
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Cyan reports growing revenue and two service provider wins for NFV orchestration.
Liberty Global Digs Latin Beat
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Top international MSO sees strong potential for broadband and pay-TV growth in Latin America and Caribbean as it prepares to launch tracking stock for its growing LatAm cable assets.
Alcatel-Lucent Pitches Its 400G IP Gear at DCI Market
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2015  |  2 comments
Vendor pitches its single-port 400G IP-over-DWDM capabilities at operators needing greater capacity between data centers and their metro and core networks.
Rovi Lands A&E for Ad Analytics
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Rovi has signed up A&E Networks as its first major media customer for Ad Optimizer, an audience targeting solution built on Rovi's analytics platform.
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