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Colt-KVH: A Hook-Up Bound to Happen
Rewired | 11/12/2014

But what took them so long?

Small ISP Expands Seattle Gigabit Network
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

CondoInternet moves beyond its business and MDU roots to expand its FTTH network to more Seattle residents.

WebNMS Tackles Telco Silos
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Its new Symphony Orchestration Platform aims at automating network management on a multi-vendor, multi-layer basis that includes NFV & SDN.

Wheeler: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Reports suggest FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would like a more nuanced approach to net neutrality than the one that President Obama has proposed.

Analyze This! Telecom Analytics World in Pics
Slide Shows | 11/12/2014

Check out a few pictures of the day's speakers, panels, crowds and, of course, food.

Mimosa's Speedy, Sticky City WiFi Concentrator
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Mimosa eyes urban WiFi with a signal concentrator that uses its Massive MIMO tech to deliver up to 500 Mbit/s indoors.

Play It Again! thePlatform Turns TV Into VoD
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

thePlatform has launched mpx Replay, a solution for transforming linear TV content into a multiscreen VoD asset for cable delivery immediately after broadcast.

Alcatel-Lucent Joins Virtual Router Race
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and – guess what? It claims it's already in pole position…

Nuage Looks to Help Carriers Drive Downmarket With SDN
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Virtualized Network Services lets service providers connect small offices without needing to configure expensive proprietary equipment.

Eurobites: Colt to Buy Asia-Pac Stablemate
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica slows revenue decline; Deutsche Telekom launches investment mega-fund; ETNO plants a flag.

Is SDN Vendor Netsocket Dead?
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

The SDN vendor has laid off half its staff, according to reports, and nobody is answering the phones.

Level 3 Focuses First on Streamlined Sales
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

As it integrates the multi-billion dollar tw telecom deal, Level 3 wants its customer-facing teams ready to run.

Comms in Space! Musk Plans Micro-Satellites, Google Leases NASA's Moffett Field
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Elon Musk confirms fleets of tiny satellites as SpaceX's high-altitude Internet connectivity play, while Google rents Hangar One from NASA.

AT&T: Big Data Hype Confuses Executives
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

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 Floats Its 10 Billionth Ad
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Canoe Ventures has now dynamically inserted 10 billion ads into VoD programming.

KORE, RacoWireless Become IoT Powerhouse
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

A roll-up of two Internet of Things MVNOs creates a services organization with strong ties to global carriers.

BT's 'Third Way' for NFV
LRTV Interviews | 11/11/2014

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.

Applying 5 Simple 'Rules' to SDN & NFV
Column | 11/11/2014

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.

Utility-Backed Gigabit is Going to Jackson
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Jackson Energy Authority upgrades its FTTH network to bring a gig to residents – and, it hopes, more business investment to Jackson.

Eurobites: Vodafone Unveils UK Quad-Play Plans
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Oi rejects dos Santos bid; happy TalkTalk; KPN ditches set-top box.

Mobile Operators Least Prepared for NFV
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

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 New Voice of Customers Online
Column | 11/11/2014

The digital world is changing how telcos receive customer feedback, requiring new tools for listening, understanding and responding.

NFV, SDN Is a Catalyst for OSS Rethink
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

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's In-Flight WiFi Plans Won't Take Off
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

AT&T won't be taking to the friendly skies to compete against Gogo with in-flight LTE-powered WiFi.

Turmoil at Juniper as CEO Quits
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

Holy moly! Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir quits following review by the vendor's board of his leadership and his conduct with a customer.

Senators Move to Keep CableCARD Alive
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

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 Mexican Capex Dance
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

AT&T's $2.5B splurge on Mexican operator Iusacell means it needs to keep a tighter grip on capital expenditure in 2015.

Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Stuns Industry
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

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.

Colt Evolves Its OSS for SDN, NFV
LRTV Interviews | 11/10/2014

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.

Sifting Through the Data
Column | 11/10/2014

Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.

Eurobites: Telefónica Looks to Offload China Stake
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

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.

Managing OTT Traffic in the SDN/NFV Future
Column | 11/10/2014

Network operators need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to benefit from SDN and NFV.

Cyan Seeks Funding in SDN Squeeze
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Cyan needs a little money to get by as it waits for a number of SDN trials to turn into revenue.

Suddenlink: We Still Love Video
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Despite its dump of Viacom channels and bigger emphasis on broadband, Suddenlink insists that it remains committed to the pay-TV business.

Colorado Cities Green-Light Muni Broadband
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Local residents in seven Colorado communities vote to overturn the state's ban on municipal networks.

Pics From OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV
Slide Shows | 11/7/2014

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.

Juniper Searches for Virtual Growth
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Under-fire Juniper bets on virtualization bearing fruit.

NGNC: Traffic Boom Drives Flexible Networks
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

As carriers require more from networks, vendors hustle to keep up.

Eurobites: Slim Fattens Up Telekom Austria
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom consults on spectrum release; Telecom Italia earnings slip; Swiss sign up to net neutrality.

Cablevision Battles More Sub Drops
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Fifth-biggest US MSO boosts revenue through rate hikes despite losing bunches of subscribers across the board for the second straight quarter.

Intersec Nabs $20M for Mobile's Big Data
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Analytics company wants to expand in the US, helping operators optimize their networks and offer their customers better targeted location-based services.

Arista's Q3: Smooth Not Lumpy With the Cloud Titans
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

But analysts examine how reliant the data center switch company is on 'cloud titan' Microsoft as its major customer.

NGNC 2014: Orange's 5-Year Virtual View
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

NFV will lead the way in early deployments in 2H15, suggests Orange Silicon Valley's Christos Kolias.

The Impact of NFV & SDN on OSS
LRTV Documentaries | 11/6/2014

In the OSS arena, change is gonna come....

Colt: NFV Can't Be Backward Step
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

Virtualization pioneer needs NFV to maintain the automatic correlation between faults and affected services.

Shomi & Showtime & Sony, Oh My!
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

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.

CEM's New Hard Rules & Soft Skills
LRTV Documentaries | 11/6/2014

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.

Highlighting 5 OSS Strategies for NFV/SDN
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

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.

Eurobites: Vodafone Eyes Italian Prize
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom Q3 numbers; TV soccer victory for BT; Liberty completes tender offer for Ziggo.

Juniper Launches Virtual Routers, DevOps Capabilities
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

Juniper is looking to meet carriers' needs for equipment that scales down as well as up.

Pics: Women in Telecom Take London
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

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.

OTT Alert: Dish Still Aiming for 2014
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

Dish is on track to launch its new OTT video service before the end of the year.

Big Changes at Cisco's Engineering Org
Wagner’s Ring | 11/5/2014

The 25,000-person organization is... reorganizing! It's all part of a fundamental shift in industry technology.

Arris: Media M&A Will Mar Q4 Results
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

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.

Eurobites: 5G Consortium Sets Out Its Vision
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

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: A Leveler for CSPs
Column | 11/5/2014

SDN will enable Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers to compete more effectively with the current incumbents.

Ericsson CTO: 5G Needs Broad Brush
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

5G is too big to be defined by a single radio interface, Ericsson CTO suggests.

Analytics in a World of SDN, NFV & IoT
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

Heavy Reading analyst Ari Banerjee shares his thoughts on the analytics market, from its key players to its key challenges.

Pacnet Adds Key Chinese Data Center
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

New facility in Tianjin has direct fiber connection to Beijing and state-of-the-art features for Chinese digital media firms and multinationals.

Ericsson Sets Its Sights Outside Telecom
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

CEO set to outline its efforts to expand into non-telecom sectors during upcoming Capital Markets Day presentations.

Google Adds Shot of Fiber to Starbucks
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

A Starbucks coffee shop in Kansas City is the first store in the chain to get connected to Google Fiber.

Google Teams With Carriers for Cloud Interconnect
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

Google is working with a half-dozen carrier partners to build direct connections between enterprise customers and Google Cloud Platform.

CableOne Shrugs Off Video Losses
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

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.

AT&T to Fill Google's Gigabit Void in Kansas
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

Google Fiber backs out of plans to deploy a gigabit network in Leawood, while AT&T steps up its plans in the market.

CenturyLink Goes Behind the Great Firewall
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

Customer demand makes China a real opportunity for US operator.

ON.Lab Intros Open Source SDN OS
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

It's designed to facilitate service provider migration to white box networks.

Eurobites: Nokia Revamps, AlcaLu Buys Subsea Specialist
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad boss says 'non' to Bouygues buy; Com Hem revenues up; Tele2 beefs up M2M offer.

Sprint to Cut 2,000 More Jobs
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

New CEO says that 'more changes are coming' for the management team too.

Verizon, AT&T Plan VoLTE Harmony in 2015
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Carriers are working with the GSMA to achieve VoLTE interoperability between their networks, so they can turn their attention to more advanced calling features.

Telcos 'Asleep at the Wheel' on Big Data
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

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.

ETSI's NFV Group Staying True to Its Purpose
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

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.

For Sprint, IoT Is All Business
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

The carrier takes a customized, SMB-focused approach to enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) – meet the connected cow and beer tap...

Poll: LTE-Advanced Not Yet Having an Impact
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

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 Drops Its Quantum Router, Hints at IoT
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Verizon has launched a new high-powered Quantum gateway router, which was developed in partnership with IoT company Greenwave Systems.

Bit Parts: NetScout, JDSU Hint at M&A Wave
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

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 Open Sources Its Virtual Network
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Midokura says it's got the cure for the fractured OpenStack Neutron blues.

Rovi Takes Fanhattan
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

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.

Defining Big Data & Telco Analytics
Que Sera Sarah | 11/3/2014

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.

Eurobites: Altice Bids $8.8B for Portugal Telecom
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

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.

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