But what took them so long?
CondoInternet moves beyond its business and MDU roots to expand its FTTH network to more Seattle residents.
Its new Symphony Orchestration Platform aims at automating network management on a multi-vendor, multi-layer basis that includes NFV & SDN.
Reports suggest FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would like a more nuanced approach to net neutrality than the one that President Obama has proposed.
Check out a few pictures of the day's speakers, panels, crowds and, of course, food.
Mimosa eyes urban WiFi with a signal concentrator that uses its Massive MIMO tech to deliver up to 500 Mbit/s indoors.
thePlatform has launched mpx Replay, a solution for transforming linear TV content into a multiscreen VoD asset for cable delivery immediately after broadcast.
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and – guess what? It claims it's already in pole position…
Virtualized Network Services lets service providers connect small offices without needing to configure expensive proprietary equipment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica slows revenue decline; Deutsche Telekom launches investment mega-fund; ETNO plants a flag.
The SDN vendor has laid off half its staff, according to reports, and nobody is answering the phones.
As it integrates the multi-billion dollar tw telecom deal, Level 3 wants its customer-facing teams ready to run.
Elon Musk confirms fleets of tiny satellites as SpaceX's high-altitude Internet connectivity play, while Google rents Hangar One from NASA.
Technology is a non-issue, says AT&T's lead for big data in IoT; the big challenges are in tempering hype for C-level executives and pulling tangible results from the data.
Canoe Ventures has now dynamically inserted 10 billion ads into VoD programming.
A roll-up of two Internet of Things MVNOs creates a services organization with strong ties to global carriers.
BT's director of research and technology, Chris Bilton, taks about the 'third way' in which network operators can manage their next-generation assets in a world of SDN and NFV.
We can take these five rules and apply them to SDN and NFV to see if these two technologies make sense for cable, starting with Rule 1 in this post.
Jackson Energy Authority upgrades its FTTH network to bring a gig to residents – and, it hopes, more business investment to Jackson.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Oi rejects dos Santos bid; happy TalkTalk; KPN ditches set-top box.
With competitive pressures less intense and the business models not so clear, mobile operators appear to be the least advanced in terms of preparing for NFV.
The digital world is changing how telcos receive customer feedback, requiring new tools for listening, understanding and responding.
The introduction of virtualized functions into telco networks is a real opportunity for a re-evaluation of OSS systems – but quite how much of a revamp can be achieved is another matter.
AT&T won't be taking to the friendly skies to compete against Gogo with in-flight LTE-powered WiFi.
Holy moly! Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir quits following review by the vendor's board of his leadership and his conduct with a customer.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal has joined Sen. Ed Markey in arguing that the CableCARD mandate should not be eliminated as part of the reauthorization of the STAVRA bill.
AT&T's $2.5B splurge on Mexican operator Iusacell means it needs to keep a tighter grip on capital expenditure in 2015.
Making his stand quite clear, President Obama urged the FCC to adopt strong net neutrality rules for both wireline and wireless providers, including the highly contentious Title II regulations for broadband service.
With SDN experience already under its belt, Colt is looking to evolve its management systems to adapt to a hybrid environment of physical and virtual capabilities.
Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone under pressure from activist hedge fund; Germany's termination fees plan face EC scrutiny; BT in broadband marketing offensive.
Network operators need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to benefit from SDN and NFV.
Cyan needs a little money to get by as it waits for a number of SDN trials to turn into revenue.
Despite its dump of Viacom channels and bigger emphasis on broadband, Suddenlink insists that it remains committed to the pay-TV business.
Local residents in seven Colorado communities vote to overturn the state's ban on municipal networks.
We told you OSS was hot!! Pics of the crowds and speakers at the Light Reading OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV event in London.
Under-fire Juniper bets on virtualization bearing fruit.
As carriers require more from networks, vendors hustle to keep up.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom consults on spectrum release; Telecom Italia earnings slip; Swiss sign up to net neutrality.
Fifth-biggest US MSO boosts revenue through rate hikes despite losing bunches of subscribers across the board for the second straight quarter.
Analytics company wants to expand in the US, helping operators optimize their networks and offer their customers better targeted location-based services.
But analysts examine how reliant the data center switch company is on 'cloud titan' Microsoft as its major customer.
NFV will lead the way in early deployments in 2H15, suggests Orange Silicon Valley's Christos Kolias.
In the OSS arena, change is gonna come....
Virtualization pioneer needs NFV to maintain the automatic correlation between faults and affected services.
Online streaming service shomi has entered beta in Canada; Showtime will likely go over the top in 2015; and Sony has new programming deals in place for its planned OTT offering.
Nokia's Head of CEM and Women in Telecom speaker Jane Rygaard discusses customer experience management in a social media-driven world and why women are well suited to tackle the challenges it brings.
Heavy Reading breaks down the varied approaches NTT Communications, AT&T, EE, BT and Colt are taking to adapt their OSS for SDN and NFV.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom Q3 numbers; TV soccer victory for BT; Liberty completes tender offer for Ziggo.
Juniper is looking to meet carriers' needs for equipment that scales down as well as up.
TM Forum's Annie Turner, Nokia's Jane Rygaard and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell join Light Reading to discuss how to move beyond technology for technology's sake.
Dish is on track to launch its new OTT video service before the end of the year.
The 25,000-person organization is... reorganizing! It's all part of a fundamental shift in industry technology.
Cable/telco equipment supplier enjoys another strong quarter of revenue growth but still envisions rough patch in fourth quarter because of the two big pay-TV mergers in the works.
Fireworks a-plenty in today's EMEA regional roundup, including: Nokia's Saudi win; Ericsson's OpenStack breakthrough; AlcaLu sells cyber-security business to Thales; fiber-to-the-Yorkshireman; Interoute expands in Germany.
SDN will enable Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers to compete more effectively with the current incumbents.
5G is too big to be defined by a single radio interface, Ericsson CTO suggests.
Heavy Reading analyst Ari Banerjee shares his thoughts on the analytics market, from its key players to its key challenges.
New facility in Tianjin has direct fiber connection to Beijing and state-of-the-art features for Chinese digital media firms and multinationals.
CEO set to outline its efforts to expand into non-telecom sectors during upcoming Capital Markets Day presentations.
A Starbucks coffee shop in Kansas City is the first store in the chain to get connected to Google Fiber.
Google is working with a half-dozen carrier partners to build direct connections between enterprise customers and Google Cloud Platform.
After losing 15% of its video subs in the last 12 months, US MSO says that's no big deal because its expenses are down and its profits are up.
Google Fiber backs out of plans to deploy a gigabit network in Leawood, while AT&T steps up its plans in the market.
Customer demand makes China a real opportunity for US operator.
It's designed to facilitate service provider migration to white box networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad boss says 'non' to Bouygues buy; Com Hem revenues up; Tele2 beefs up M2M offer.
New CEO says that 'more changes are coming' for the management team too.
Carriers are working with the GSMA to achieve VoLTE interoperability between their networks, so they can turn their attention to more advanced calling features.
Communications service providers haven't got their act together when it comes to gaining a financial edge from the data at their fingertips, says expert.
Critics want more from the ETSI NFV ISG, but its chair says there are reasons to stick to its scope and work more closely with other industry bodies.
The carrier takes a customized, SMB-focused approach to enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) – meet the connected cow and beer tap...
LTE-Advanced may be deployed by 21 operators across the globe, but mobile users aren't yet feeling the effects of it – at least not they are aware of.
Verizon has launched a new high-powered Quantum gateway router, which was developed in partnership with IoT company Greenwave Systems.
NetScout buys some Danaher assets, and JDSU's spin-offs look ready to buy as more M&A is expected in the optical components arena.
Midokura says it's got the cure for the fractured OpenStack Neutron blues.
Rovi is buying startup Fanhattan, maker of cloud-based content discovery apps and the Fan TV platform with its bundled set-top, motion-sensitive remote control and slick UI.
It's telco analytics month at Light Reading, which means we'll be focusing on how telcos are mining analytics, using them and monetizing them.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe leads in WiFi, but not for much longer; Nigerian towers group raises $2.6 billion; Telecom Egypt starts engine on Vodafone stake sale.