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Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $60B
News Analysis | 12/31/2015

Huawei estimates its 2015 revenues will increase by more than 35% year-on-year.

T-Mobile CEO: We'll be a 600MHz Auction Winner
News Analysis | 12/31/2015

T-Mobile's Legere expects to score in the 600MHz auction -- he might be right.

2015 in Review: The WiC Perspective
Que Sera Sarah | 12/31/2015

We review the good, the bad and the ugly for women in the next-gen comms industry in 2015 as we look ahead to what's sure to be the best year yet for women in comms.

The Wild Beasts of Light Reading
Slide Shows | 12/31/2015

Editors are known as an incorrigible bunch. Our soft spot? Definitely animals.

China Telecom CEO Steps Down
News Analysis | 12/31/2015

Following the announcement of an investigation, Chang Xiaobing, the CEO of China's second largest telco, has resigned.

CES 2016: 3 Big Tech & TV Trends to Watch
MariNation | 12/30/2015

The January pilgrimage to CES is approaching once again.

HPE Will 'Continue to Work With Telefónica' on Unica
News Analysis | 12/30/2015

HPE says it's still in the game at Telefónica, even as the Spanish carrier says it's looking to replace the IT vendor with a new lead systems integrator for its Unica virtualization progrm.

Look, Ma – No Battery! PsiKick Gets $16.5M for Self-Sustaining IoT
News Analysis | 12/30/2015

Startup says self-sustaining sensor system-on-a-chip will enable a true IoT world.

A Year on the Road for Light Reading
Slide Shows | 12/30/2015

What I saw before, after and during conference and meetings in 2015.

My Most Memorable Moments of 2015
Rewired | 12/29/2015

Here's a look back at the highlights from the live events Light Reading held last year, including best keynote and best event.

ECI's Elastic Network
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/29/2015

ECI CTO Hayim Porat and Head of Marketing Andreas Hegers provide an overview of ECI's Elastic Network solutions.

AT&T Turns Up 27M VoLTE Users
News Analysis | 12/29/2015

And, it has achieved its first VoLTE exchange with Verizon in a limited region with plans to interoperate with more carriers going forward.

The Key Role of Analytics
LRTV Interviews | 12/29/2015

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges explains why analytics tools and big data strategies are going to play an increasingly important role as communications service providers transform their businesses.

Brocade CEO on the New IP
From the Founder | 12/29/2015

Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.

AT&T Brings Carrier IQ In-House
News Analysis | 12/29/2015

AT&T has purchased the rights to Carrier IQ's network monitoring software. Carrier IQ ally Nielsen is said to be involved. Carrier IQ no longer exists.

Getting to Grips With Mobile Edge Computing
LRTV Interviews | 12/28/2015

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown and Light Reading's Carol Wilson discuss the potential of mobile edge computing.

Brocade CEO on the New IP
Between the CEOs | 12/28/2015

Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.

Ericsson HR Dumps Good, Bad Hiring Buckets
Mentor Monday | 12/28/2015

When it comes to recruiting and promoting, Ericsson's HR VP says companies need to make sure they're not falling back on fight-or-flight habits like categorizing candidates.

Google Opening $600M Tennessee Data Center
News Analysis | 12/28/2015

The company's 15th, the new data center is located at the site of a former semiconductor plant in Clarksville, Tenn.

Telefónica Ditches HPE as Virtualization Lead
News Analysis | 12/24/2015

Telefónica has cancelled its systems integration and virtualization technology agreement with HPE and re-issued the tender as it seeks a new partner to help it execute its "Unica" virtualization strategy.

Who Might Replace HPE at Telefónica?
Shades of Ray | 12/24/2015

Telefónica has dumped Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its lead virtualization partner -- so who might step into HPE's shoes? Huawei and NEC look best placed of the equipment vendors but an independent integrator might be favored.

Bidding War for Anadigics Continues
News Analysis | 12/24/2015

GaAs Labs and an unidentified rival are competing for Anadigics, which has been expanding into GaN ICs.

DT Has High Hopes for the NIA
LRTV Interviews | 12/24/2015

Vendor-independent testing is a very important task for the New IP Agency (NIA) to perform, with interoperability as stage 1 in the overall cycle, says Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg.

T-Mobile CTO: We'll Do 5G When We're Ready
News Analysis | 12/24/2015

Don't be too distracted by certain carriers making premature promises of 5G today, says T-Mobile's CTO.

Prepping for DOCSIS 3.1
LRTV Interviews | 12/24/2015

Alan Glynn, head of network engineering at Virgin Media Ireland, talks about the cable operator's plans for DOCSIS 3.1 trials in 2016.

Eurobites: Ericsson & China Mobile Team on 5G R&D
News Analysis | 12/24/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia appeals €28 million antitrust fine; changes on Colt's top table; Christmas connectivity.

British Spy Agency & NSA Tied to Juniper Vulnerabilities – Reports
News Analysis | 12/23/2015

GCHQ, with help from the NSA, was able to exploit vulnerabilities in Juniper firewalls at least as far back as 2011.

MTS Opts for OTT Over Obsolescence
News Analysis | 12/23/2015

Russia's biggest telco is touting the attractions of its just-launched OTT service over those of its web rivals.

Eurobites: ETSI Gets Close to the Mobile Edge
News Analysis | 12/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comptel lands new deals; Jolla secures financing; Nokia brings LTE-A to Ooredoo.

The Best Cat Selfies of 2015
Slide Shows | 12/23/2015

In a moment of pre-holiday levity, Light Reading presents the best cat selfies (catsies!) of 2015. Meow.

Google & Ford Could Be in Driving Seat for Autonomous Cars
News Analysis | 12/23/2015

Deal will reportedly be announced at CES in January.

Tea's Up: The IoT Is Boiling!
News Analysis | 12/23/2015

Need to start your kettle boiling as soon as you open the door? Well now you can!

NFV Drives Shift to Open Platforms
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/22/2015

COTS platforms and white box switches are at the core of New IP networks, which service providers will use to deliver next-generation cloud and mobile services.

SDI Is About to Give Way to Ethernet
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

Video production facilities are among the last users of SDI, but a transition to Ethernet is coming, and Mellanox intends to take advantage.

Broad Threats Require Network-Based Security
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

Building on different tools including virtual functions, service providers are using the network itself as a security device.

DT's Journey to a New IP World
LRTV Interviews | 12/22/2015

Axel Clauberg, VP of Aggregation, Transport, IP & Fixed Access at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about the operator's ongoing migration to an all-IP network architecture and the introduction of SDN and NFV capabilities across multiple territories.

Masergy: Transforming Enterprise IT
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/22/2015

Masergy's Ray Watson talks to Carol Wilson about deploying software-based services early.

Comcast Kicks Off D3.1 Era
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

The first DOCSIS 3.1 modems are out in select Comcast markets.

Eurobites: AlcaLu Upgrades TIM Network With SDN
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange still talking to Bouygues; Altice completes on Suddenlink acquisition; Deutsche Telekom migrates in Montenegro.

Comcast Denies ITV Takeover
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

Rumors that Comcast wants to acquire UK broadcaster ITV appear to be false.

India's RCom in Talks to Buy Aircel
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

India's fourth-biggest mobile operator is in discussions to acquire Aircel.

RCom & RJio Up Virtualization Stakes
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

RCom and RJio may have a big advantage over their rivals when it comes to the rollout of New IP technologies.

Cisco Launches Code Review Following Juniper Backdoor Disclosure
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

Cisco says it has found no evidence of tampering, but is digging deeper.

Arbor Networks on ISP Traffic Visibility & the Future of Network Services
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/22/2015

Arbor Networks' traffic visibility and DDoS mitigation solutions are deployed by nearly every Tier 1 and 2 ISP and Cloud Hosting provider in the world. Arbor's Talbot Hack discusses the increasing importance of traffic visibility with Light Reading's Steve Saunders.

So It's Not Just Me Then...
Column | 12/21/2015

AsiaInfo's Dr Andy Tiller finds he's not the only one with an axe to grind over Gartner's Magic Quadrant processes.

Optical Encryption's Value Shouldn't Be a Secret
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/21/2015

Encryption is not new to the telecom industry; however, encrypting at Layer 1, the lowest optical layer, is new and is causing a stir between those who feel it may interfere with public safety issues and those who feel it offers solutions for encryption issues.

Russia's MTS to Trial 5G in 2018
News Analysis | 12/21/2015

Russia's biggest mobile operator joins an elite club of global service providers pioneering 5G technology.

HEVC Advance Backpedals on Licensing Fees
News Analysis | 12/21/2015

HEVC Advance responds to major industry backlash.

Eurobites: Ericsson & Apple Reach Patents Deal
News Analysis | 12/21/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera exits Nepal; Colt appoints new CTO; Vodafone trials narrowband for IoT; BT offers Netflix in Ultra HD.

Dell Security Unit Files for IPO
News Analysis | 12/21/2015

Dell is seeking to raise funds by listing its loss-making SecureWorks business on Nasdaq.

Corsa VP Offers New Traditions for New Times
Mentor Monday | 12/21/2015

Carolyn Raab, a VP for the SDN startup, shares thoughts on changing company cultures, practicing inclusive leadership and recruiting more women.

Big Switch: Networking Will Dance to Hypercloud Tune Next Year
Wagner’s Ring | 12/21/2015

Network operators are dividing among hypercloud providers, their followers and companies that outsource their operations to the cloud.

FBI Investigating Juniper VPN Hack
News Analysis | 12/19/2015

Unknown hackers managed to insert illicit code directly into Juniper's ScreenOS, leaving Juniper Netscreen VPNs and firewalls completely vulnerable.

Gigabites: Massachusetts Town Proves Gigabit Demand
News Analysis | 12/18/2015

With 81% uptake of gigabit service, the town of Leverett, Mass. is a poster child for the Gigabit Cities movement.

What's Keeping the Lights on at BlackBerry?
News Analysis | 12/18/2015

Strength in software and services helped the handset maker report higher revenue and a narrower loss than analysts expected in the third quarter.

Colt Lauds NIA's NFV Evaluation
LRTV Interviews | 12/18/2015

At Light Reading's Executive Summit in Dublin, Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt, talks about the importance of the NIA's NFV evaluation program.

MTN to Challenge $3.9B Fine in Nigerian Court
News Analysis | 12/18/2015

African operator says Nigerian authorities did not have right to impose heavy fine.

Eurobites: Swisscom, Ericsson Form Joint Dev Team
News Analysis | 12/18/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS, VimpelCom extend LTE deal; EU data protection regulation voted through; crackpot crooner causes trouble for Magyar Telekom.

CEO Chat With SAP's Rick Costanzo
Between the CEOs | 12/18/2015

Light Reading's Steve Saunders quizzes Rick Costanzo, EVP and General Manager of SAP Telco Industry and HCP/Mobile Solutions, on how SAP is preparing for the brave new world of digital transformation.

Judge Favors Arista in Co-Founder Lawsuit
News Analysis | 12/18/2015

David Cheriton, Arista co-founder and Arista's biggest stockholder, says another company he founded – OptumSoft – owns key software used by Arista in its high-performance networking equipment.

Juniper Warns of 'Unauthorized Code' on Its Firewalls
News Analysis | 12/18/2015

Code could allow attackers to gain administrative access and decrypt VPN connections.

STM Joins Semtech's IoT WAN Alliance
News Analysis | 12/18/2015

STMicro plans to develop microcontrollers integrated with LoRaWAN technology, but doesn't have a target date for introducing them yet.

For Mediacom, Gigabit Means Business
LRTV Interviews | 12/18/2015

In this LRTV interview, Mediacom's Dan Templin discusses his company's rebranding efforts and moves into cloud-based, managed services.

Polymorphic Attacks Reshape Security Landscape
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

A review of network security threats shows growth in attacks that use DDoS and other methods as smokescreens for data breaches and extortion.

Cisco Moves Forward With NFVi
LRTV Interviews | 12/17/2015

At Light Reading's Executive Summit in Dublin, Cisco's senior director of Products & Solution Marketing, Sanjeev Mervana, talks about the impact of the recent independent evaluation of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (click here for the report).

Arris Wins UK Approval, Sets Closing Date on Deal for Pace
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

Arris didn't quite make its original end-of-year deadline, but it looks like the company won't fall far short.

India's RJio to Launch 4G in 10 Circles by End-2015
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

RJio is set to introduce 4G services in parts of India this month and remains confident that VoLTE will give it the edge over its rivals.

Linux Group Building Cloud App Infrastructure
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

Announces new members, governance structure and technology details.

OPNFV Aims for 'Lab-Ready' February Release
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

Brahmaputra version will allow network operators to begin testing virtual network functions (VNFs).

Eurobites: Orange Hit by €350M Fine
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes the train; Huawei makes hay on handsets; TalkTalk bolsters TV team.

Canada's Shaw Buys Wind for $1.16B
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

Takeover designed to help Shaw provide 'mobile-first' product offerings to its customers.

5G Gets Real
Que Sera Sarah | 12/17/2015

But not really yet. Conversations are moving from hype to the practicalities of deployment, but there is work to be done on standards, business models and more.

Can Cable Ride Ethernet to Enterprises?
LRTV Interviews | 12/17/2015

Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects cable's Ethernet success and examines the challenges operators face in the enterprise market.

Lights! Satellite! Action! LightSquared Is Back
News Analysis | 12/16/2015

After three-plus years in Chapter 11, LightSquared flies again.

With No New Suitors, EZchip Is Mellanox's
News Analysis | 12/16/2015

Not a single company was interested in sweeping EZchip away from Mellanox. The failure was a rebuke to EZchip's largest investor, Raging Capital.

Dutch Telcos Take Lead on OTT Transformation
News Analysis | 12/16/2015

Operators in the Netherlands are transforming themselves into OTT players in their own right. Could other European operators follow suit?

In Defense of the Security Team
LRTV Documentaries | 12/16/2015

Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan defends network security experts as being more able to properly assess the risk of change than top carrier management.

Ciena Offers Hardened ONOS for Next-Gen Central Office Conversions
News Analysis | 12/16/2015

Partnership with ON.Lab produces commercially supported open source software to help with transforming central office sites into distributed data centers.

Roku Racks Up 7.6M in Monthly Active Users
News Analysis | 12/16/2015

Roku's active user base continues to grow.

Eurobites: EU Data Laws Clear Another Hurdle
News Analysis | 12/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi makes itself comfortable at Telecom Italia; Huawei scores smart home deal in Belarus; Dixons Carphone has strong H1.

Women in Comms on the Road to Non-Profit
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 12/16/2015

Carol Wilson and Sarah Thomas catch up on the latest Women in Comms updates as we prepare to launch as a non-profit in 2016 with our first batch of members.

Not Your Regular Private Network
News Analysis | 12/16/2015

Inside Thomson Reuters' global data network.

Fairchild Accepts ON Takeover Offer
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Fairchild's board of directors favors the $2.4 billion offer from ON Semiconductor over a subsequent offer of $2.46 billion from Chinese investors.

AT&T's NumberSync: A Long Time Coming
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

AT&T's new sync service shows just how long it can take to deploy services based on a 4G LTE IMS core.

Virtualized Residential Gateways Yield 40% Savings – AlcaLu
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Reducing complexity by pushing functionality to the cloud.

Qualcomm Sees More Value in Staying United
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Chipmaker decides not to spin off its manufacturing business and says conditions look better in the current quarter than it had expected.

Netflix Isn't the Only One Rethinking ABR
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Netflix, Arris and others are encoding video in new, more intelligent ways.

ECI's LightSec: Comprehensive Cyber Security Solution
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/15/2015

LightSec leverages ECI's network expertise along with best-of-breed security components to provide the industry with one of the most comprehensive security solutions, which includes: network anomaly detection, big data analytics, strong authentication, DDoS protection, encryption protocols and firewalls, NAT, SCADA DPI and more.

Smart Cities: Power to the People
Column | 12/15/2015

SDN and NFV are enabling a wide range of smart city programs around the world, notes ONF executive director Dan Pitt.

Eurobites: TeliaSonera, Huawei Claim '4.5G' Speed Record
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC opts for Cisco's Virtualized Packet Core; T-Mobile goes in the Netherlands; AlcaLu signs vRAN deals.

NFV Interop Test: Key Takeaways
LRTV Interviews | 12/15/2015

Light Reading's CEO and founder Steve Saunders talks about the recent groundbreaking NFV interoperability evaluation with Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. The full test report is available now: Simply click on the following title, EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results .

F5 CEO Abruptly Steps Down
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Rivelo's abrupt resignation has to do with 'matters of personal conduct unrelated to the operations or financials of the company,' F5 says.

Enterprises Seek Help on 'Day-to-Day' Security, Says Telefónica
LRTV Documentaries | 12/15/2015

Managed security services can handle the complexity of network security, while giving enterprises information they need for strategic decisions.

Cradlepoint Buys Pertino for Cloud Networking
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Pertino uses SDN to deliver cloud-based network-as-a-service for enterprises and SMBs worldwide.

F5 Networks CTO: Customer Demands Are in the Cloud
Between the CEOs | 12/14/2015

In part 1 of our interview with F5 Networks CTO Karl Triebes, we learn about how his company has transformed from a hardware-based load balancer to offering a suite of virtual products that enable access and security around applications.

Altiostar Intros vRAN
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Startup says several tier-1 operators have already tested its new virtual product offering.

VMware Exits Virtustream Cloud Partnership
Wagner’s Ring | 12/14/2015

EMC will go it alone.

Is It Advantage RJio in Virtualization Race?
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

India's 4G new entrant could have the edge over its incumbent rivals when it comes to rolling out NFV.

Coriant Lights Up the DCI Market
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Coriant is taking on some well-established and very tough data center interconnect (DCI) rivals with a new product that boasts some standout features, notes Heavy Reading analyst.

How Technicolor Plans to Beat Arris
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Technicolor plans to combat industry giant Arris with Cisco's help and a lot of innovation in the areas of HDR and virtual reality.

Twitter's 'State-Sponsored' Hacking Warning Is Another Wake-Up Call
Shades of Ray | 12/14/2015

You're not paranoid -- governments want your data.

Symantec Secures a More Diverse Workforce
Mentor Monday | 12/14/2015

Cecily Joseph, Symantec's chief diversity officer, says recruiting more women is a priority for the company as it spins off 40% of its business to focus only on security.

Microsoft Comms Threat to Carriers Is Growing
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

The software giant is enhancing the capabilities of its Skype for Business offering, portending "direct conflict" with carriers, according to one of its partners.

Saunders of Arabia
Column | 12/14/2015

My journey to uncover the comms secrets of the KSA.

CityFibre Takes On BT With $136M KCOM Acquisition
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Small UK altnet could become a bigger threat to BT following a $136M takeover of KCOM.

Eurobites: Telefónica Teams Up with MTN
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Srbija to remain in state hands; Liquid starts new submarine job; Vivendi trash talks Telecom Italia; Proximus dismisses Orange rumors; STC bids for Viva.

Viber Open to Partnerships With African Telcos
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Internet telephony and messaging player flags interest in working with African service providers as it looks to become a mobile entertainment ecosystem.

Charter Sees Gold in Managed Services
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2015

With the fresh re-branding of its commercial services unit as Spectrum, Charter looks to build up its managed services portfolio for midsized and larger companies.

Mozilla Abandons Smartphones, Turns to IoT
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Mozilla's great hopes for its Firefox OS in the affordable smartphone sector were dashed by Android's dominance, so now it's focused on IoT.

4G Might Lead Telcos Into Debt Trap
News Analysis | 12/13/2015

The need to ramp up spending on 4G networks poses risks for India's mobile operators.

Cable Seeks Cures for WiFi's Ills
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/11/2015

Cable needs to overcome WiFi's limitations to help provide a high quality of experience for customers.

Gigabites: AT&T & Google Battle It Out
News Analysis | 12/11/2015

It's the battle of the press releases in gigabit announcements from AT&T and Google this week.

Did Ciena Deserve a Severe Haircut?
News Analysis | 12/11/2015

Ciena's stock sinks nearly 17% following its 2016 fiscal forecast but does that fairly reflect its performance?

Eurobites: Ciena Sees Growth Ahead in Europe
News Analysis | 12/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: rugged phone maker gets new boss; Blue Label seeks 35% stake in South Africa's Cell C; Macron plays it laissez-faire on Orange/Bouygues deal.

When in Dublin...
Shades of Ray | 12/11/2015

It was a simple question with a simple answer...

Putting NFV to the Test
LRTV Interviews | 12/11/2015

EANTC Managing Director Carsten Rossenhövel talks about the unique multivendor NFV interoperability test report that has just been published on Light Reading.

5G Needs More Joined-Up Thinking – Heavy Reading
News Analysis | 12/11/2015

Radio and other network specialists will need to pull together to ensure 5G works effectively, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown says.

Saunders of Arabia
From the Founder | 12/11/2015

My journey to uncover the comms secrets of the KSA.

Cisco Hosts Video Course for Network Security
News Analysis | 12/11/2015

If network security is going to be anything less than the joke it's becoming, it's important that as many people involved in network operations be well versed in the latest tools and techniques.

Facebook: Cultural Change Needed for Better Security
LRTV Documentaries | 12/11/2015

As an industry, security folks tend to play things close to the vest, but increasingly they need to be sharing information in the fight against a common enemy.

Cox Business Nears $2 Billion Revenue Goal
LRTV Interviews | 12/11/2015

Cox Business is closing in on its 2016 revenue target while prepping new services for both smaller firms and enterprises.

Facebook Open Sources AI Servers
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

Giving away 'Big Sur' AI hardware designs.

The TV of Tomorrow Is All Digital, Virtual
Slide Shows | 12/10/2015

The TVOT conference in NYC showed just how far TV has come over the last decade.

NFV, Cloud, Security & 5G Need Analytics – Heavy Reading
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

Next-gen transformation strategies need to include analytics to succeed, says Heavy Reading senior analyst.

NIA Phase 2 Test: VNF Management
Shades of Ray | 12/10/2015

With the Phase 1 test completed and a report published, the New IP Agency (NIA) is prepping its Phase 2 NFV test with a focus on VNF management.

NTT Com Rides Data Center Boom
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

The Japanese telco is investing heavily in data center expansion to support growing demand for reliable services.

IBM Sees Telcos Capturing, Connecting Data in Cognitive Era
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

IBM distinguished engineer Rashik Parmar outlines the business model innovation opportunities arising from the cognitive services era and what role telcos can play in it.

Eurobites: EE Lands Emergency Services Deal
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu turbocharges copper in Austria; European Commission rethinks digital content rules; Ericsson wins.

Vodafone Sues KPN for Fixed-Line Abuse
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

Operator claims Dutch incumbent delayed its launch of fixed-line offerings by three years.

Watch Out for 5G Pretenders
Jonestown | 12/10/2015

Meet the New G: Same as The Old G?

Pressure Growing on Cable Biz Services?
LRTV Interviews | 12/10/2015

Wall Street analyst Craig Moffett says cable business services may have to grow even faster to make up for video losses and likely broadband growth slowdown.

Verizon CEO: US Commercial 5G Starts in 2017
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

Verizon is ramping up its aggressive schedule for 5G technology deployments in the US.

Level 3: Enterprises Have Frayed Approach to Data Protection
LRTV Documentaries | 12/10/2015

Most enterprises today don't know where their most critical data is stored or how it moves through their networks, making controlling risks much harder.

Telcos Falling Further Behind OTTs on Virtualization
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

Web giants are already waving goodbye to technologies that operators are only just introducing.

NFV Test Report Is a Gamechanger
Shades of Ray | 12/9/2015

The multivendor NFV interoperability test report just published by Light Reading provides fantastic insights into NFV advances and challenges.

Yahoo to Spin Off Web Business, Keep Alibaba
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

It's a 'reverse spin-off,' the company says.

Online Video Plagued by Password Sharing
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

A single online video subscriber can share credentials to support tens of thousands of concurrent users, all watching the same video services for free.

VMware on the Substantial Opportunity of NFV
Between the CEOs | 12/9/2015

VMware's Shekar Ayyar talks to Steve Saunders about NFV and taking the lessons of IT into the Telecoms industry.

Eurobites: Bouygues Seeks €2B Comp Payout From French State
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission poses questions on 3/O2 deal; Nokia and Allot combine for Swisscom; 3G for Gaza and West Bank.

Light Reading Publishes Unique NFV Interoperability Test Report
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

Independent multivendor NFV interoperability test report hits the wires and is available, in full, to the whole industry.

T1: Service Provider Judgment Day
LRTV Documentaries | 12/9/2015

At Mobile World Congress, Cisco CEO John Chambers told Light Reading that he believes 40% of his service provider customers will cease to exist within ten years. Since then, Light Reading asked comms vendors around the world one question: 'Will Tier 1 service providers survive?' Hasta la vista… baby.

DT Ups Cloud Challenge to Google, Amazon
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

German incumbent launches new IaaS offering based on Cisco platform and says PaaS and SaaS services are to follow.

Customer Care Drives CSP Demand for Analytics – Report
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

A Heavy Reading survey of communications service providers, commissioned by Guavus, has found that proactive customer care is a leading use case for big data analytics systems.

Apple Presses Pause on OTT TV – Reports
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

Will turn to apps delivering media content instead.

TWC Biz Chief Has Enterprise in His Sights
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2015

Phil Meeks, EVP and COO of TWC Business Services, says mid-market, enterprise and carrier customers will generate over half of TWC's commercial revenues in 2016.

Google Eyes Chicago & LA for Fiber Expansion
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

Google is looking at much bigger US cities for its next gigabit moves.

Verizon: Cyber Attacks Hit New Targets in New Ways
LRTV Documentaries | 12/9/2015

Manufacturing and production environments as well as critical infrastructure are being targeted by polymorphic attacks intended to embarrass.

SDN & the Problem With Data Set Transfers
Column | 12/9/2015

Large data set transfers turn out to be a perfect application for SDN as operators seek fine-grained visibility and control over their traffic physical device behavior.

AT&T's Mobile Video Due in January
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

CEO Randall Stephenson spilled a bean: AT&T will have a mobile video service starting probably in January, but he didn't provide any details.

Big Blue Buys Clearleap
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

IBM adds to its cloud portfolio with the acquisition of Clearleap.

Will Africa's Data Boom Pay Off?
Morris Lore | 12/8/2015

Africa's operators may have to overhaul their business models and networks.

3 Big Hurdles as Cable Courts the Enterprise
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

A new "cable first" initiative has cablecos teaming up in the enterprise market, but challenges remain.

Sprint's Small Cell Suppliers Could Include Some Surprises
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

Sprint has RFPs out for 4G small cells and updated backhaul for its network upgrade efforts.

Juniper Boosts Router Automation & Performance
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

Juniper upgrades network automation features and improves performance of its MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers to help meet customers' New IP needs.

Light Reading Launches Virtuapedia
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

Virtuapedia is a new online resource to provide communications service providers with the information they need to navigate the virtualization revolution.

CEO Chat With Carl Russo, Calix
Between the CEOs | 12/8/2015

Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders hears from Carl Russo, CEO and President of Calix, about how the AXOS platform changes the access infrastructure into a DevOps environment for service providers.

Eurobites: Orange in M&A Talks With Bouygues – Report
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission wants a word with Qualcomm; Deutsche Telekom launches secure public cloud; connecting Africa.

AT&T's Amoroso: Taking Security to the Cloud
LRTV Documentaries | 12/8/2015

Matching workloads or apps with their own security, provisioned alongside in a mixed-cloud environment, could make virtual networks safer.

SK Seeking Japan JV; TSMC Debuts China Fab
News Analysis | 12/7/2015

SK Hynix is said to be in negotiations with an unidentified Japanese ally. TSMC, meanwhile, announced it intends to build a memory IC fab in Nanjing.

Verizon CFO: Yahoo Acquisition Talk 'Way Too Premature'
News Analysis | 12/7/2015

Verizon could be interested in Yahoo, but only if it's strategic.

Level 3: Security Is Company-Specific
News Analysis | 12/7/2015

Enterprises need to know what their specific risks are and therefore what they need to protect and the best way to do that, says Level 3's SVP of security.

FiOS TV Director Cuts the Cord
News Analysis | 12/7/2015

Bad news for FiOS TV fans: The director of FiOS TV doesn't subscribe to traditional pay-TV services.

Eurobites: eir Buys Setanta for Sports Assist
News Analysis | 12/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC pulls rank on assessing 3/O2 in UK; ETNO boss calls for greater investment; Huawei helps Switzerland's Araxas.

Ericsson's Cloud Services
Between the CEOs | 12/7/2015

Udaya Venkatagiri Kumar talks to Steve Saunders about Ericsson's solution to turn cloud technologies into business value for their operator customers.

LinkedIn Engineers a Better Gender Split
Mentor Monday | 12/7/2015

Erica Lockheimer, LinkedIn's director of engineering growth and head of its Women in Tech initiative, shares how the social network is leveling the playing field for women.

ECI’s LightApps: Intelligence for Networks
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/7/2015

ECI's LightApps increase network efficiency and facilitate a wide range of revenue generating services. They include a variety of applications which can be tailored to your needs. LightApps can run on the existing installed base and offer maximum portability and customization by using standard open APIs.

Gigabites: Cox Cozies Up to the Capital Region
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

The DC metro region is getting its first gigabit broadband service with a new offering from Cox in Northern Virginia.

Sprint CFO: 'Room' for More Price Cuts in US
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

Look at Hong Kong for real 4G price wars, says Tarek Robbiati.

Net Neutrality Heads to Court
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit hears arguments today on whether the FCC's Open Internet Order imposing net neutrality rules is legal.

Facebook Opens Up the Security Armor
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

Facebook Security Director Chris Bream talks up the open and collaborative advantages of the company's ThreatExchange platform at Light Reading's Security event in NYC.

Cable Looking Past AT&T, Verizon
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

The Big Two of telecom no longer loom as the major competitive threats, say some cable execs, because they are more focused on wireless.

Motorola Pays $1.2B for UK Public-Safety Operator
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

Equipment maker may be looking to position itself for a future upgrade of the UK's TETRA network.

Comcast X1, Now With Nagging, Er Notifications
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

Comcast brings notifications to X1 TVs.

Eurobites: Nokia Closes HERE Sale
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia helps set up SDN non-profit; SON specialist raises $25.4 million; Altice closes in on news channel.

Dell Deep Dives on OPNFV
LRTV Interviews | 12/4/2015

Dell's Wenjing Chu discusses the progress and long-term goals of OPNFV at Light Reading's White Box Strategies for CSPs event.

WiC Poll: Start Young to Improve the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah | 12/4/2015

WiC survey respondents suggest that the best way to recruit more female talent into the next-gen comms industry is to encourage young girls to study STEM.

YouTube Seeks Slice of OTT Pie
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

The company is reportedly looking into licensing premium film and TV content to bolster its new Red streaming video service.

CenturyLink's King Lands on Ericsson Cloud
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

Jonathan King rejoins former Joyent colleague Jason Hoffman and becomes part of core strategy team of Swedish vendor's cloud operation.

ONOS Lets Emu Run Free
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

The ONOS open source community is crankin' it, unveiling its fifth SDN operating system release in the past 12 months.

AT&T's Amoroso: Build Botnets of Security
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

The distributed, diverse and resilient architecture of botnets is actually a good approach for security in the virtualized world.

Intel's Krzanich: It's the Virtuous Circle, Stupid
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

At the Credit Suisse Conference, Intel's CEO explained that good things will come to a company that can provide the common technology in an ecosystem that includes data centers and connected devices.

Analyst Sounds Warning on Altice/Cablevision Deal
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

Financial analyst Craig Moffett says there's reason to believe the Altice deal to acquire Cablevision may not pass muster with state and local officials.

Mitel in M&A Maelstrom
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

Voice platform vendor has been in an acquisitive mood – and it could get forced into a shotgun wedding if activist investor Elliott Management gets its way.

Could SoftBank Buy Yahoo?
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

Japan's SoftBank may be interested in buying Yahoo's Internet business.

Cisco Upgrades SDN Security, Flexibility
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

Latest software release includes Docker support based on open source project, multi-site policy and simplified service chaining.

Eurobites: Shareholders Approve 'NokAlu' Deal
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli operators face class action on calling cards; Orange appoints 'CEO Delegates'; Ofcom delays spectrum auction.

SECaaS Is an SMB Market Opportunity
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

The best sales opportunity for security as a service is in the SMB market.

Top MSOs Team for National Enterprise Push
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

The top seven cable companies are meeting in Philadelphia this week as part of a collaborative effort to attack the national enterprise services market.

Carriers Look to OTT, Apps to Offset Losses
Column | 12/2/2015

Carrier billing gives wireless operators new revenue opportunities in the wake of Europe's abolition of roaming charges and the rise of mobile data consumption.

DT Completes All-IP Move in Croatia
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

Investments should help the German incumbent to gain service agility and reduce spending in the long run.

HPE Takes IoT to the Edge
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

HPE has unveiled the first in a new series of IoT products that move intelligence to the edge of the network.

AlcaLu's NFV Boss: Operations Is Key R&D Focus
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

Bhaskar Gorti, Alcatel-Lucent's president of IP platforms and soon-to-be Nokia leader, says there isn't a business case in moving from physical to virtual; it all hangs in operations.

Vodafone Commits to Gigabit in Europe
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

Operator has launched its gigabit service in Ireland and is expanding its FTTH rollout in Portugal.

Eurobites: Telefónica Gets Its German Act Together
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Zain get virtual; Vodafone's new boss in Qatar; tools launched for greener data centers.

Moffett: Business Services Critical to Cable Growth
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

If, as expected, cable video subscriber numbers decline further, and broadband growth slows, cable will have to shift the burden of industry profits to the business services sector.

CenturyLink Denies Exec Exits Signal Strategy Shift
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

Top cloud execs Jared Wray and Jonathan King depart on the same day, leading to speculation the carrier is pulling back, which it denies.

Meet the Architect Behind LinkedIn
Between the CEOs | 12/1/2015

Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor hardware but has the DNA of a web-scale company.

Can Cable Sustain Its SMB Success?
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

Big telecom is fighting back, but there's still reason to believe the cable industry courtship of small businesses will continue to win hearts.

Bharti Airtel: Out of Africa?
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

Having announced a major spending plan at home, India's biggest operator may be forced to consider its future in Africa.

Overture Adds Function, Pricing Flexibility
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

New version of its Ensemble virtualization platform makes networking of end points easier and creates pay-as-you-go pricing options for software.

Eurobites: Nokia & TI Go Scouting for Startups
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange denies Telecom Italia tie-up; Telefónica chooses "Onlife"; Monitise woes continue.

Service Gateway Virtual Edition
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/1/2015

Allot's Jay Klein talks to Steve Saunders about its new Service Gateway Virtual Edition.

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