Diversity programs are great but only if all of a company's women and men are on board, according to execs from Sprint, CenturyLink, Boingo and Hitachi Consulting.
Social networking giant claims its 60GHz technology will make alternative connectivity solutions look uneconomical.
Vendor introduces a cloud-based telephone product and services in the Meraki line, as a step in its transformation to a cloud company.
The 2550100 Alliance has been working feverishly to give data center operators enough reason to follow a new path through 25G, 50G and then on to 100G.
Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt Technology Services, won both a seat on NIA's board and a Leading Lights award at the Big Communications Event kick-off in Austin.
WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.
Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.
Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
At the ATIS 5G Symposium in Austin, fast fixed wireless comes into focus.
Companies said to be in discussions with a variety of players as they look to secure approval for their merger.
CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney says the potential symmetrical multi-gig spec is 'looking incredibly strong' so far in the exploratory stage.
Upskill U hosts two hot breakfasts at BCE on 5G and Mobile Video with speakers from Verizon and Rogers Communications.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; Ericsson lands managed services deal in UAE; Virgin's FTTP push continues.
Network operator investing heavily in subsea and overland fiber to capture enterprise, web-scale and media content business in region.
Parallel Wireless Co-Founder Kaitki Agarwal tells how she made it from humble beginnings in Northern India to co-founding a successful wireless startup.
Twelve companies, including ADVA, Ciena, Cisco and Nokia, made the shortlist for this year's best telecom product award.
Sprint, Boingo, M1, Parallel Wireless and Hutchison are in the running for the award for creatively extending wireless service offerings.
5G strategies make the grade for the first ever in the Leading Lights.
Ten companies, including Amdocs, Huawei, NetCracker and Sigma Systems, have made it to the shortlist in the Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor category of the Leading Lights awards.
Colt and Hibernia made the shortlist in this year's Ethernet/Optical service category.
Four network operators have made the shortlist in this year's NFV deployment strategy category -- find out who and why.
Cox is in the final stages of vendor selection for its DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP rollouts.
Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
In his last appearance at INTX, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler implores the cable industry to return to its roots as a competitive innovator, not a regulatory barrier.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google still fighting on 'right to be forgotten' front; EU gets tough on profit-shifting; BT boss misses out on chunk of bonus.
On Friday at 1PM ET, Upskill U will examine the latest developments in the interconnection of cloud networks in the course "Cloudifying the Network," presented by Mary Stanhope, Vice President, Marketing, Global Capacity.
This week in our WiC roundup: Short skirts and bright colors get attention; few tech jobs for women in Mass.; an out-of-the-box UC Berkeley commencement; and more.
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
The security business is a stark reminder that the adage "a job well done need never be done again" can sometimes be absolutely and utterly false. Security has been and seemingly always will be a moving target, a cat-and-mouse game of measures and counter-measures.
Reduced service provider and federal demand drove down IP networking.
ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.
Largest cable MSO also among largest users of OpenStack in carrier community with deployment in national and regional data centers.
Everything you need to know about the new Charter now that the acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are complete.
The new mobile handset partnership built around Nokia's brand suits all parties, says CCS Insight head of research and mobile device industry specialist Ben Wood.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski settles patents case with Yahoo; VoD win for 3 Screen Solutions in Germany; Post Office fails to deliver attractive mobile service.
Google Home and Allo feature Google's virtual assistant technology.
The two previously said they would collaborate on the development of the next node in IC manufacturing (7nm FinFETs); the official announcement today reveals the two are aiming at Intel's near-monopoly on data center processing.
Looks to solve the business problems that drive network operators to white boxes.
The finalists for this year's Most Innovative Security Strategy award are AT&T, BT, Level 3 and Masergy.
Affirmed Networks, Masergy Communications, VeEX and Versa Networks are the four contenders for this title.
AT&T/DirecTV, Cablevision and TWC earn places on this year's shortlist with new, IP-enabled streaming video services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia teams with Russia's MTS on 5G, IoT; connectivity in Nigeria; Queen's Speech sparks masts row in UK.
Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution and Analytics, Heavy Reading, will kick off the Upskill U cloud module today as lecturer for the 101 course at 1PM ET.
The Finnish giant has engineered a clever way to drive revenues from the mobile devices sector, without getting back into phone manufacturing, thanks to a major new licensing deal.
Leaders from Mellanox, Arista Networks, Syniverse, ECI Telecom and Cisco round out WiC's inaugural female tech pioneers of the year.
The UK's Weightless hopes to be the organization that brings licensed and unlicensed IoT together.
More than a third of poll respondents think that IoT will kickstart 5G.
'We haven't been sitting still on 5G, we've been doing a lot of work,' says AT&T SVP.
You can plan to build the most astounding thingamabob, but if you can't verify its functionality as you build it, if you can't demonstrate the final product works as advertised, and if you can't assure it continues working the way it's supposed to once it's deployed? Good luck getting anyone to buy it. T&M is as critical an endeavor as any other in electronics.
SAP HANA database apps support Microsoft's Azure cloud.
New service lets communications service providers stop buying hardware and lets Metaswitch operate their voice clouds.
Amazon debuts a programmable version of its Dash button, to give developers a taste of running IoT devices in the cloud.
Seven vendor finalists demonstrate SDN's broad potential.
Operators say SDN gives them benefits of cost savings, customer control and flexibility on their networks.
While security is of course important, enterprises are clamoring for private connections to public clouds primarily because they need predictable performance.
Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
The Olympics are getting an HDR upgrade.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad Q1 revenues up 6.6%; Liberty completes CWC acquisition; Nokia lands managed services deal in Ireland.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts wants to license X1 to the world.
The silicon giant appears to be trying to hire more mmWave talent.
Cloud connections, a wireless Field Area Network and global cloud UC solution are our top three enterprise Leading Lights.
RJio hopes to turn a fiber lead over its rivals into a 4G advantage.
AT&T, China Unicom Tianjin, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, Time Warner Cable and WOW are the seven finalists in the Outstanding Transformation Strategy category.
QuickPlay already supports streaming video services from U-verse: With the acquisition, AT&T will control a key streaming vendor in advance of rolling out several new streaming services for DirecTV.
The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
EdgeConneX's Portland facility unites fiber interconnections with Megaport's SDN-based interconnection fabric for new cloud ecosystem.
MulteFire continues to provoke concern about the implications for WiFi and other unlicensed-spectrum technologies.
The Israeli startup reckons a new bandwidth innovation will deliver a much-needed boost to copper.
Full Duplex technology makes another appearance in a Nokia proof-of-concept demo showing symmetrical speeds of up to 10 Gbits/s over a cable network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cattaneo plans deeper cuts at Telecom Italia; Sky and friends come up with Openreach plan; Google facing €3 billion fine from EU.
The global vendor's head of human relations shares tips on how to recruit, retain and promote more women in the next-gen comms industry.
Lumentum, Mellanox and NeoPhotonics are the three companies that make it on to our Leading Lights shortlist for Outstanding Components Vendor.
Ericsson is taking WiFi on the road.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market grows exponentially over the next few years, vendors will start focusing in on IoT platforms and the impact virtualization can have on the market, with rapid development and lower costs as main points of interest.
And the award goes to...
Fake mobile basestations are enabling fraudulent activities in China.
Vendors produced a plethora of tools designed to help service providers improve network agility through virtualization.
AT&T, Ingenu, Kore Wireless and ZenFi are the four companies that make it on to our shortlist for Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy.
Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics.
New services from AT&T and Global Capacity enable SMBs to do more, especially in moving apps to the cloud.
At 1 p.m. on May 13, Upskill U presents "IoT: The Impact of Industrial IoT" taught by Anna Bailey, Managing Director, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech not finding IVF success; Project Include calls the shots; a high-heel ultimatum; and more.
...despite EU veto of 3 deal. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus reorganizes in Luxembourg; Ericsson smooths mobile commerce in Rwanda; Virgin offers fiber-to-the-business-unit in Leeds.
Your cheat sheet on Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
SK Telecom will share expertise in the area of LoRa and provide its IoT platform to Telkom Indonesia.
Virtualization push will let carrier develop resale options faster through its Partner Solutions group.
More than 10 companies involved in 6 NFV interop demos on the show floor at the upcoming Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, on May 24 and 25.
Orange's Group CIO has shared details of the company's digitalization strategy as it focuses on the Internet of Things and mobile banking opportunities.
Four service providers delivered on the promise of helping customers connect to hybrid clouds.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT does soccer deal with YouTube; Telenor makes board changes; VimpelCom's first quarter.
A Kiwi University aims to find out with a new 5G health study.
With Oclaro's announcement that it will soon cease producing 40G line side components, 40G is pretty much dead in transport, and it's beginning to look a little wan in the data center market too.
The envelope please...
A buyout would value Sonus at around $600M, but there are still hurdles to be jumped before a deal is done.
Hulu plans to compete with its own customers, yet says it'll be good for business.
Upskill U tackles the IoT network challenge at 1 p.m. today with Timothy Winters, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory.
OSS/BSS specialist Sigma Systems is closing in on the acquisition of semantic search and data gathering specialist Ontology to further boost its appeal to network operators.
A series of eight acquisitions helped build a global powerhouse that now needs a global profile for its cloud connection capability.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels studies Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plan; Nokia brings LTE-Advanced to Jeddah; Mobistar turns Orange.
Incremental network change is simple, but doesn't achieve business transformation.
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 is getting closer than ever to being a full-blown wireless SP.
Network monitoring tools cannot provide the reliability the industry needs, say enterprise network operators.
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 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 is the first regional carrier in the US to go public on 5G test plans, plotting 'upcoming field tests' with Nokia in July.
Affirmed tells Light Reading that it has new architectures coming for 5G and IoT services.
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.
Comcast, New Charter and Altice are poised to reshape the US cable market.
Nine of the world's biggest service providers hope to realize major business benefits from the use of Open APIs.
Connect Marketplace lets enterprises easily see all available connections to multiple sites to craft a smarter multi-site network buy.
Company formerly known as IIX now introduces software platform that automates and makes easier private connections to hybrid clouds.
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.
Snapshots from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.
Three key OSS and virtualization takeaways from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.
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.
Lester completes the tutorial for a new virtual reality application that allows him to work from home.
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.
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.
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?
Finnish vendor reports sales setbacks in its first full quarter since the takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.
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.
The latest video competition report from the FCC only runs through 2014.
US telco throws down the gauntlet to the SDN and NFV industry, demanding progress in key areas.
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.
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.
New protected wavelength services and greater diversity in West Coast fiber routes mark the opening of International Telecom Week in Chicago.
Open source cloud platform is at 'a tipping point' and needs support to become what network operators need at the heart of virtualization.
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.
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.
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 is a compelling option for telcos looking to balance tightening finances with increasing demands for bandwidth and processing speed.
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 Chairman Tom Wheeler reportedly lines up votes from two more commissioners in support of Charter's purchases of TWC and Bright House.
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.
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.
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.
Franchise fees are a major sticking point in Google Fiber's negotiations with the city of Lake Oswego in Oregon.
Shares in China's big three operators are trading down following reports a fourth telecom license has been issued to TV giant CBN.
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.
The two companies will provide development tools and apps for iPhone, iPad and SAP's HANA cloud software.
Ford is using Pivotal cloud software and services to extend into offering mobile services for transportation.
But is it really accurate to associate the spectrum with coming 5G networks?
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.
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.
Arris first-quarter revenues rise dramatically with Pace now in house.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades MTN in Ghana; Vodafone drives online learning in Africa; webmail mega-hack in Russia.
UK telecom incumbent bows to pressure from Ofcom and commits to a rollout of high-speed FTTP infrastructure.
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.
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.
Says that the $1.8B buy would give Verizon control over crucial future 5G spectrum in the US.
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 wants to carry out 28GHz and 39GHz tests at its lab in New Jersey.
Frontier reports its last quarterly earnings results without the new Verizon markets it acquired on April 1.
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.
Light Reading and NCTC are teaming up to create and market webinars, video interviews and other multimedia content for smaller and independent cable operators.
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.
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.
The SaaS pioneer sees opportunities to play a bigger role in the communications market through a new cloud initiative.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS slump dents Proximus Q1 numbers; MVNOs want action on wholesale roaming; clearer charging for broadband.
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.
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 is still waiting on approval from the New York Public Service Commission.
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.
The Silicon Valley-based SaaS player has added STC to its customer list while having another dig at its longer-established rivals.
CEO Claure declares that Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum is the low-band spectrum for 5G; will the industry agree?
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.
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.'
How to build a roadmap for 'new' TiVo.
Hutchison's plans to buy Telefónica's UK business and merge it with 3 will be kyboshed this week, according to a report.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Qatar network; Kudeski buys US security firm; Zain Kuwait buys Sudanese operator.
Dissident investor Starboard Value has placed Richard Hill as chairman of troubled Marvell.
Takeover will give Bell Canada a dominant position in Canadian province home to about 1.3 million people.
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.
Cloud-based orchestration service lets IT managers automate infrastructure operation in public clouds, private clouds and data centers.
Hulu is reportedly planning to compete with cable TV.
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.