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Phone It in Friday: Top 5 Ways to Use Technology to Slack Off
Slide Shows | 10/18/2013

Technology has increased our productivity. But we don't have to stand for it.

Fresh Licensing Storm Hits Hong Kong
News Analysis | 10/18/2013

Hong Kong Broadband founder set to challenge authorities following TV license awards.

Inertia: The Silent IPv6 Killer
Column | 10/18/2013

The quicker we dispel our inertia, the quicker we achieve the deployment of IPv6 as widely and as efficiently as possible.

NSN, Ericsson Butt Small Cells
Que Sera Sarah | 10/17/2013

And Spidercloud butts in too.

Verizon, MSOs Kill Wireless JV
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Verizon says cable/wireless technology innovation JV has been terminated in wake of Vodafone deal

Verizon Ready to Flash Isis Mobile Wallet
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Verizon is finally ready to offer the Isis-based mobile wallet service in the US, while the venture works on an NFC "sleeve" for Apple's iPhone.

FiOS Still on Fire
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Despite saturated pay TV and broadband markets, Verizon’s fiber-to-the-premises platform maintains strong growth in Q3.

Verizon Beefs Up LTE Network, Nears VoLTE
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Verizon says its priorities for the fourth quarter include augmenting its LTE network in major cities and launching its first VoLTE handset ahead of the network launch.

NFV Group Finds Its Feet
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

After initial struggles, the ETSI NFV group is aiming to deliver some meaningful guidance for the industry and figure out what OSS is needed for programmable networks.

SDN Wakeup Call
LRTV Documentaries | 10/17/2013

Deutsche Telekom has issued a wakeup call for its operator peers.

Euronews: Slim Abandons KPN Bid
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: EE boss says 4G investment could be cut; eircom turns on IPTV; mobile data boosts TeliaSonera.

Ziggo Rejects Liberty Takeover Bid
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Liberty Global's efforts to acquire Dutch cable operator Ziggo have fallen flat.

SDN in Pictures!
Slide Shows | 10/17/2013

A quick snapshot of what's going down at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Bad Homburg, Germany.

Arris Goes Exclusive With Sling
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Sling Media will be the sole-source provider of Sling technology to the cable and telecom market.

Atlantic Broadband Courts TiVo’s Roamio
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Mid-sized MSO aims to be first US cable operator to roll out TiVo's new line of DVR-cable set-top boxes.

Aurora Swims Upstream
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Cable vendor introduces upgradable node solution to double the upstream return path to 85 MHz.

NLoS Backhaul Needed for Small Cells
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/16/2013

As major mobile carriers start deploying outdoor small cells in urban settings, they will require a universal wireless transport solution.

NSN Unveils New 4G Small Cell
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

NSN ups the ante in the small cell arena with claims for the smallest, fully functional LTE basestation.

Cisco: Cloud Traffic Booming – Except Between Datacenters
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

The Cisco Global Cloud Index forecasts 35 percent compound annual growth for cloud traffic, while data center traffic growth is driven by intra-datacenter applications.

Deutsche Telekom: A Software-Defined Operator
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

We're on the path to being a software-defined operator, says Deutsche Telekom executive as he shares the German giant's SDN/NFV progress.

Euronews: Huawei Commits to $200M R&D Facility in UK
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu targets MSOs; Spanish mobile market bounces back; Bernabe leaves GSMA.

Ericsson CTO Bangs SDN Drum
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Ericsson is keen to remind the market it has a software-defined networking (SDN) story too.

Hate Passwords? You'll LOVE This!
Rewired | 10/15/2013

Verizon wants everyone to adopt a second layer of security but admits it's a hard sell in a password-weary world

Verizon Deploying Fatter 4G Pipes in NYC
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Verizon 2x20MHz LTE channels are starting to show up in midtown Manhattan; expect faster 4G ahead.

C-RAN Blazes a Trail to True 4G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2013

C-RAN – which stands for both centralized RAN and cloud RAN – promises superior performance in coordinated systems such as LTE Advanced.

Life After CCAP
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Cable technologists are already prepping for the next major shift in the cable access architecture.

Colt a Significant Win for Cyan
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Largest non-US carrier to date adopts Blue Planet orchestration software as key to managing multi-vendor, multi-service network.

Can Mobile Networks Cope?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2013

As data volumes grow, mobile network outages are a growing concern and can have a major impact on customer relationships.

Juniper Cards Pack Power Boost
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

The router vendor announces several card-based capacity, subscriber density, and service scale upgrades to its MX Series 3D Router family.

UCaaS Needs Shaping, Leadership
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2013

Interest in unified communications as a service (UCaaS) is growing even faster than the cloud UC market.

Euronews: AlcaLu CEO Delivers Stark Warning
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT supports startups; Telefónica may Czech out; lipstick on pigs; online shopping habits.

Leading Lights 2013 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 10/15/2013

How entertaining was this year's Leading Lights awards dinner? Here's a quick review of the fun, frolics, and faces from the New York shindig.

Sprint Plots RCS-Laden Path to VoLTE
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Jibe partnership is the first service Sprint plans to add as it moves to an all-IP messaging portal alongside VoLTE.

Infinera: SDN Can Master Optical Layer
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

The latest demo with ESnet and Brocade uses digital abstraction of analog properties of light management to enable multi-layer control.

Netflix-MSO Deal in the Works?
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

Top US MSOs are talking to Netflix about offering online video service as an app on cable set-top boxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

T-Mobile Eyes Fatter Pipes for 4G LTE
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

2x20MHz channels will be a 2014-2015 story for T-Mobile, says CTO, but he's hoping to get small test sites up by the end of year.

The Managed Services Post-Mortem, Part 2
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2013

Here's a look back at some more predictions for the managed services market made by Heavy Reading in 2010 – how accurate were they?

Sprint Jibes With OTT Comms
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

A new partnership with Jibe lets Sprint customers text, IM, video chat, and share multimedia over the top of Sprint's cellular networks.

Back to the Future
Column | 10/14/2013

Although the industry's technologies keep evolving, cable's ultimate mission remains the same.

Aereo Headed for Supreme Court?
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

Top US broadcasters seek to take case against Aereo to nation's highest court after losing in lower courts.

Leading Lights 2013 Winners Video
LRTV Interviews | 10/14/2013

Backstage at the Light Reading Leading Lights 2013 awards, the winners, and a Hall of Fame inductee, deliver their acceptance speeches.

Gigabit This, Google Fiber!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2013

The FCC has called for a Gigabit City in each state by 2015.

Euronews: Facebook to Buy Mobile Analytics Firm
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tieto cuts jobs; Vodafone completes Kabel Deutschland acquisition; Nokia board gets its skates on.

Ciena SVP & CTO Steve Alexander Interview
LRTV Interviews | 10/13/2013

Steve Alexander, senior VP and CTO of Ciena, talks with Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges about today's evolving network.

Masergy's Mind Is on M&A
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

The Ethernet provider wants more deals but knows it faces a competitive M&A environment.

Mobile Startups Grab $555M VC in September
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

The VC reign of the mobile app developers continues, but small cells and WiFi get some lovin' too in Rutberg's monthly funding survey.

CenturyLink Rolls Dice With 1Gig
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

A big US telco plans to start rolling out 1Gig service in Las Vegas this fall, following pilot in Omaha.

TWTR Sends TWTC on Roller Coaster Ride
DOS Attack | 10/11/2013

Sudden investor interest in tw telecom Thursday wasn't all due to the fact it recently won a Leading Lights award.

NSN, Juniper Strengthen Mobile Ties
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

The partners have cooked up some new joint offers for wireless carriers, including mobile network security and packet backhaul offerings. But what's under the hood?

Cable’s Hunger Games
Column | 10/11/2013

Why cable’s insatiable appetite for more capacity will keep stoking the momentum behind DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, and other new technologies.

Big-Data's Not So Big Without CEM
Que Sera Sarah | 10/11/2013

Big-data monetization is important, but it should be part of a larger customer experience management strategy.

Euronews: NSN, Juniper Get Tighter
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

Also in today's regional roundup: M&A action in Russia; Telecom Italia denies asset sale rumors; 4G roaming prospects improve for Italians heading to Brazil.

Big Data Attracts Big Dollars, New Faces
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

The opportunity to turn customer and network analytics into dollar signs is attracting more startups with fresh funding and some big-name customers.

Verizon: One Regulator to Rule Them All
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

The call goes out for single regulator of Internet networks, services, search engines, and apps -- a role that, unfortunately, only Congress could fill.

Bills Don't Lie: T-Mobile Drops International Roaming Charges
Slide Shows | 10/10/2013

T-Mobile tries to shake up the US wireless industry again, this time with Shakira and flat-fee international roaming.

Leading Lights Awards Winners Photo Call
Slide Shows | 10/10/2013

See who sported the biggest smile when this year's Leading Lights awards winners picked up their trophies at a gala dinner in New York.

Telefónica Preps NFV Trial
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

The Spanish giant is about to conduct a network functions virtualization (NFV) trial in Brazil following broadband equipment developments with NEC.

Viewing Things in a New Way
Column | 10/10/2013

Breaking down network components into functional blocks could help cable operators achieve scale.

Comcast Embraces Twitter
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

Comcast and NBU Universal unit strike social media deal to enable Twitter users to tune into TV shows.

Alcatel-Lucent Makes 4G Gains in China
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

AlcaLu joins local vendors ZTE and Huawei in winning major chunks of China Telecom's first major 4G equipment order.

Euronews: BT Signs 4G MVNO Deal
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ofcom's UK spectrum fees shocker; Vodafone's Vittorio done good; Telecom Italia considers Brazil bail-out; Kabel Deutschland trims revenue forecast.

NSA Humor Tops Congressional Hubris
Rewired | 10/10/2013

TIA keynote session features a congresswoman and an NSA chief -- one is nice, the other a little too nasty.

Fall Into 4G: AT&T Adds 13 New LTE Markets
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

AT&T hits 437 LTE markets but sticks with 240M people covered despite adding 40 towns in a month.

Sonus Claims Virtual SBC Bragging Rights
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

As it unveils a software version of its session border controller, Sonus says its rivals can't deliver the real deal.

AT&T Clinches M2M Market Lead With GE Deal
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

A partnership with GE, Intel, and Cisco to build up the industrial Internet business makes AT&T the clear leader in the M2M market.

Samsung Enlists Ex-NSN Boss for Networks Help
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Simon Beresford-Wylie has been taken on as an advisor to Samsung's infrastructure operation, as the unit looks for global 4G growth.

The Challenges for Arris
Column | 10/9/2013

Increasing gross margins for the old Motorola Home Division tops the list of challenges to meet.

Nielsen Names Top TV on Twitter
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Pump up the Tweet volume: Media ratings king introduces new index for tracking tweets about TV and related data on Twitter.

The Managed Services Post-Mortem, Part 1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/9/2013

How did Heavy Reading do with its 2010 predictions for the managed services market?

Private Equity Firm to Buy Empirix
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Thoma Bravo adds to its Service Provider IT (SPIT) portfolio with the acquisition of test technology specialist Empirix.

AT&T's Policy Plea Muted by Shutdown
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Impact of AT&T's messaging at this week's TIA event has been stymied by the lack of policymakers.

Euronews: French Fury at AlcaLu Layoffs
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vectoring developments; Rostelecom goes with Infinera; Viatel relaunched; European telco bosses still cross with Kroes.

Genband Plots Funding of TDM Death March
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

IP software and hardware vendor works with energy auditor and private financiers to help telcos kill TDM switches with energy savings.

SDN Will Shake Industry’s Roots
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Heavy Reading analysts say software-defined networking (SDN) will have broad implications for the future of telecom players.

The SON Always Shines on LTE
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

More self-optimizing features are coming to LTE, both through the 3GGP specification and commercial technology deployed by operators.

AT&T Asks for a VoLTE Phone for Christmas
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

AT&T reiterates its plans to have a VoLTE-capable handset out this year, with a network launch coming in 2014.

TWC Scoops Up DukeNet
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

Second-largest US MSO adds large regional fiber network to its portfolio as it seeks to boost commercial services revenue.

Why Verizon Needed a Cloud Reboot
Rewired | 10/8/2013

Verizon needed to rethink its cloud strategy to counter Amazon's enduring appeal.

Euronews: Belgacom Exec Cleared in Huawei Payments Probe
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu job cuts hit hard; Telecom Italia and the J-word; Rostelecom re-focuses.

Chicago Subways to Get 4G Upgrade
Que Sera Sarah | 10/8/2013

Mobile addicts fear not, we'll soon have data in the sky and under the ground.

Alcatel-Lucent to Cut 10,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

'Shift Plan' headcount reduction details are revealed, with more than 15% of workforce being axed by the end of 2014.

Net Neutrality Finger Pointing Continues
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/8/2013

Tensions are rising over the "fair" use of network resources.

ESDN: A Telco Systems NID Is Part of Bigger Picture
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

The small demarc device is one segment of a much bigger end-to-end strategy on Ethernet services.

RootMetrics: Faster 4G LTE Coming Soon
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

RootMetrics CEO expects some carriers in the US to start going live with faster 4G services by the end of 2013.

Don't Believe the SDN Under-Hype
DOS Attack | 10/7/2013

The under-hyping of SDN could send a technology trend that was being viewed with some logic right over a hype cliff.

T-Mobile Leads, Sprint Suffers in Pricing Wars
Que Sera Sarah | 10/7/2013

Pricing is the only way to differentiate in mobile now, and Sprint's losing precious ground to T-Mobile.

Comcast Eyes Distributed Network
LRTV Interviews | 10/7/2013

Shamim Akhtar, senior director of network architecture and technology for Comcast, explains his view of the cable network's evolution.

AT&T U-verse Goes Streaming
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

AT&T starts streaming over 100 channels live to U-verse subscribers, including 25 channels outside the home.

Mavenir Files for IPO
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

RCS and VoLTE system specialist looks to raise about $86M from NYSE listing, with strategic M&A part of its potential use of funds.

Euronews: Telefónica Swipes MasterCard Exec
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia plans on hold; Germany's ISPs get data-dipped; Globo basks in BYOD boom.

Cisco Named as Possible BlackBerry Suitor
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

Host of big names, including Cisco, Google, and Samsung, linked to possible talks over BlackBerry asset sales.

Ericsson Explores New Way to 5G
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

The next generation of mobile technology is not just about radio access, says Ericsson CTO.

Australia's NBN Looks Copper-Colored
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

With a new government installed, the future of Australia's next-gen access network is under review and likely to favor copper over fiber.

ESDN: Verizon Wants Fast, Cheap Small Cells
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

Zayo Group exec suggests that Verizon's CTO wants small cells fast and cheap, but there's lots of figuring out to do on how to get there.

The Fall & Rise of a Light Reading Founder
Shades of Ray | 10/4/2013

Ever wondered what happened to Steve Saunders? Even if you didn't, check out this video…

Holy HetNets! It’s Super Macros & Massive MIMO
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

While small cells dominate the debate about wireless network strategies, some mobile operators think that big is better, for now.

Comcast Streams CBS Shows OTT
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

Giant US MSO strikes deal to stream several CBS programs on subscription VoD service.

ESDN: Netsocket Goes Remote With SDN
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

Netsocket aims to help distributed enterprises with their initial SDN forays at remote branch offices.

ESDN: OSS Implosion
Rewired | 10/4/2013

Oh, the humanity... or, in this case, the humans who operate today's legacy OSSs and are facing massive change and possible job loss.

Light Reading: The Movie
LRTV Documentaries | 10/4/2013

The fall and rise of Stephen Saunders...

Euronews: Belgacom Spy Plot Thickens
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Franco Bernabe resigns from Telecom Italia; Vodafone CFO steps down.

Leading Lights Soiree Snaps
Slide Shows | 10/4/2013

Much of the 2013 Leading Lights Awards dinner can be described only in pictures. Good thing we had a photographer on hand to capture the shenanigans.

In the Air Tonight: Cisco & Facebook's WiFi Tie-Up
Jonestown | 10/3/2013

Could the Facebook deal help Cisco become the king of indoor location services? Maybe so.

What Does SDN Mean to You?
LRTV Documentaries | 10/3/2013

We stopped a bunch of executives on the Ethernet & SDN Expo show floor and gave them 30 seconds to tell us what SDN means to them.

One Source Finds Its Voice
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2013

One Source Networks chief marketing officer Gina Nomellini outlines her company's enterprise services expansion plans.

The Myth That Telcos Can't Do Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/3/2013

Verizon is showing that telecom operators can cut it in the cloud services market.

ESDN: RAD Rolls Out Distributed NFV Strategy
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

Service assurance vendor stresses need for some virtualized functions to remain at the customer site and not be centralized.

Guavus Gets a New Top Dog
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

Former NetApp EVP Manish Goel has joined the big-data company as CEO, so current CEO Anukool Lakhina can focus on innovation.

tw telecom Talks E-Access
LRTV Documentaries | 10/3/2013

Mike Rouleau, senior vice president of tw telecom, discusses its aggressive E-Access rollout and ongoing plans for Ethernet expansion.

Google Fiber Starts Utah Rollout
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

Utah city of Provo zips past Austin, Texas, as the second market to begin signups for Google Fiber’s 1 Gbit/s service.

Leading Lights Happy Hour
Slide Shows | 10/3/2013

Meet the attendees, nominees, and party-goers who attended Light Reading's Leading Lights awards extravaganza on the eve of Ethernet & SDN Expo.

ESDN: tw telecom Stresses Customer Control
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

In an ESDN keynote, tw telecom's Mike Rouleau calls for a new customer-controlled service delivery model.

Euronews: Major White Spaces Trial Launched
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: KPN shareholders approve E-Plus sale; Orange/Samsung tablets tie-up; Hutchison seeks EU approval for O2 deal.

Comcast Offers Peek at X2
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Comcast serves up sneak preview of its cloud-based, next-gen X2 user interface to select X1 customers.

TWC Means Business
LRTV Interviews | 10/2/2013

Time Warner Cable's Satyanarayana Parimi talks Carrier Ethernet and cloud services on the Ethernet & SDN Expo show floor.

What's Hot at ESDN?
LRTV Documentaries | 10/2/2013

Light Reading's Sarah Reedy and Carol Wilson chat about the hot topics at Ethernet & SDN Expo.

ESDN: AT&T Calls for SDN APIs Now
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

AT&T says SDN is the key technology to take the carrier to a next-gen network, but that's why it's so important it gets APIs ASAP.

Are Small Cells a Hard Sell?
Que Sera Sarah | 10/2/2013

Enterprises will have to install small cells from a number of different operators thanks to the BYOD trend, so building an attractive pricing model will be important.

ESDN: Cisco CEO Says App Economy Is 'The Future'
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Cisco CEO John Chambers opens up Interop & ESDN show in NYC promising the 'next wave' in networking will be driven by the 'app economy.'

ESDN: SDN Is Under-Hyped, Says Ciena
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

The change software-defined networking will bring will more than justify the extraordinary hype surrounding it today, says Ciena CTO.

Merger Pressure Mounts for Time Warner
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

A shareholder proxy fight may be on the agenda in early 2014 if Time Warner doesn't consider a deal to merge with Charter Communications.

Light Reading Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Five new faces have been inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame – find out who they are.

Hall of Fame 2013
LRTV Documentaries | 10/2/2013

Five individuals have been inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame – find out who they are.

Euronews: Portugal Telecom Agrees Oi Merger
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Bouygues hopes for 4G boost; BASE rolls out 4G in Belgium; Nokia's 'Frankenfone' moment.

Transition Networks Eyes Ethernet-SDN Integration
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Vendor aims to automate Ethernet services lifecycle from access to edge.

Light Reading Announces 2013 Leading Lights Winners
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Find out who won in the 12 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights awards.

IBM Acquires Analytics Expert
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

IBM acquires CEM vendor to give operators visibility into mobile apps on the network and to have a product, not just a consultancy, to offer its customers.

Docsis 3.0, Fixed LTE Scored Big in Q2
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Revenue for broadband equipment vendors surged in the second quarter, due largely to increased shipments of Docsis 3.0 modems and fixed LTE gateways.

FreedomPop Phones It In (for Free)
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Cor, baby, it's really freemium as FreedomPop rolls out its VoIP phone service with 500 MB of free data and a $99 handset with no contract.

Ciena Packs New 10-Gig Punch
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Two new switches put more 10-gig power into a much smaller package to help service providers lower the price for more bandwidth.

ESDN Makes Room for SDN's Packet Optical Push
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

ESDN Packet Optical workshops look at how SDN is broadening its horizons in the WAN.

Euronews: AlcaLu Opens NFV Research Facility
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Iliad's 1-Gig broadband; Windows Phone surges in Europe; ADVA does 100G in Moscow.

WiFi Spreads Like Wildfire
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

AT&T signs hotspot roaming pact with FON while MSOs extend WiFi coverage to 200,000 hotspots across US.

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