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Leading Lights 2019: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Find out which companies have taken home the 2019 Leading Lights Awards trophies.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019
LRTV Documentaries | 5/6/2019

We've added four names to the Hall of Fame this year. Find out who they are...

Why Vodafone Idea Sought IBM's Help
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

The tie-up between the Indian operator and the US IT giant is designed to bolster customer experience and lower costs in the competitive Indian market.

Philo Charts OTT Course
LRTV Interviews | 5/6/2019

In a NAB Show fireside chat, Philo CTO Ben Chambers discusses the evolution, business model, technical platform and future plans of the popular streaming video services.

Telenor, Axiata in Merger Talks to Create $13B Asian Giant
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Norwegian and Malaysian operators kick off discussions about merging their Asian assets to produce a company with around 300 million customers.

Your 5G Icon Is Virtually Meaningless
DanoVision | 5/6/2019

The GSMA recently recommended that phones show a 5G icon even when they can't find 5G NR coverage. Thus, it's clear that the relative simplicity of today's mostly ubiquitous '4G LTE' status icon is not going to carry over into the 5G future.

MobiTV's Bill Routt: Amazon to Stoke Pay-TV Partnerships With Fire TV
CxO Spotlight | 5/6/2019

MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.

DOCSIS 3.1 Still Rules the Cable Roost
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

In our latest poll about cable's next-gen options, DOCSIS 3.1 barely nudged out DAA and FTTH as the industry's biggest tech priority for 2019.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Four companies have made the 2019 shortlist for this coveted award.

CenturyLink's Walker on Why 5G Demands Efficiency at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2019

CenturyLink's Bill Walker explains how edge computing can help service providers efficiently manage traffic and meet increasing bandwidth demands in the 5G era.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Amdocs, CommScope, Parallel Wireless, Quantenna Communications, Sprint and Verizon and Ericsson are this year's finalists.

Cloud Bursts: Arista Stumbles, Equinix Flies High, OpenStack Goes Ghostbusters
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Also: VMware gets jiggy with Microsoft, Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene depart the Alphabet board, Mirantis gets 'Ultraviolent' and other recent telco cloud news you may have missed.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Six companies - Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions - made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
News Analysis | 5/4/2019

There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
The Philter | 5/4/2019

Several privately held companies - including Versa Networks, CUJO AI, Synamedia and Pluribus Networks - have grown their businesses and set themselves up for success in the last 12 months.

India's Vodafone Idea Taps IBM & Ericsson for Cloud
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Vodafone Idea picked IBM to implement multi-cloud for customer engagement, in a five-year multi-million-dollar deal, and Ericsson for its cloud packet core.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Strategy
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

A10 Networks, Allot, Amdocs, Casa Systems, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Lumina Networks, Ooredoo Qatar, Parallel Wireless and SK Telecom are the Light Reading finalists for the annual Leading Lights award for Most Innovative 5G Strategy.

Today's Mobile Networks Make Charlie Ergen Sick to His Stomach
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

'When I go to one of our towers, I want to throw up,' the Dish Chairman says, stressing that the architecture of wireless networks is in dire need of virtualization in the 5G era.

Mediacom Joins Cable's Wireless Rush via CBRS Tests With Samsung
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Mediacom - the nation's fifth-largest cable company - has joined its cable peers in testing wireless operations in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. What the company might do with the spectrum remains an open question though.

T-Mobile Hopes Prepaid Restructuring Will Rekindle Growth
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Speaking on a conference call with the company's prepaid dealers that was obtained by Light Reading, the chief executive of Metro by T-Mobile said he's leaving the business voluntarily, and that the move could help the operation's finances.

Three's Broadband 'Toy' Gets Set for 5G Push
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

A tiny broadband business that Three bought in 2017 is set to play a big part in the UK operator's 5G plans.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
The Philter | 5/3/2019

Oracle, Momentum Telecom and Lumentum all made interesting, well-timed acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and other deals in the past 12 months.

WiCipedia: Data Bias in Space, #MeToo Backlash & Childhood Conditioning
WiCipedia | 5/3/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: #MeToo backlash hits hard; stopping imposter syndrome before it starts; book recommendations galore!; and more.

Eurobites: Open Fiber, Fastweb Extend Fiber Network in Italy
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Pompeo heads for London to sound the Huawei alarm (again); Proximus revenue down in Q1; big-buttoned phones still rockin' it for Doro.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Find out which vendors devised the most innovative SD-WAN product or platform during the past year.

Jeff Binder Exits T-Mobile, Robert Gary to Head Up Home & Entertainment Unit
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Binder joined T-Mobile following company's acquisition of Denver-based pay-TV startup Layer3 TV.

Buying Wireless Spectrum 'Not in the Cards' for Altice USA, CEO Says
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Altice USA laser-focused on planned launch of a mobile product, in partnership with Sprint this summer, CEO Dexter Goei says. Meanwhile, MSO sees video and broadband results improve in Q1.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Acacia Communications, Finisar, ProLabs, Source Photonics and Xilinx all submitted standout entries for the Outstanding Components Vendor category in this year's Leading Lights contest.

Casa Systems Sees Bottom Fall Out in Q1
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Cable and wireless network access vendor reports revenues sank by more than half in Q1 as broadband product and service contracts fell across the board.

Charter X1 Syndication Deal: A Remote Possibility?
The Bauminator | 5/2/2019

Industry sources say it's extremely unlikely that Charter would do a full syndication deal for X1, but that Charter could be interested in adopting some specific features and capabilities of Comcast's video platform.

Qualcomm Eager for a 5G Christmas This Year
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Even a forecast of a summer smartphone slump can't dampen investors' enthusiasm for Qualcomm, which is on track to receive at least $4.5 billion from Apple as it rides into a 'material' 5G opportunity next year.

Ericsson Pain Is VEON Gain in Q1
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Russia-focused operator pockets a profit-boosting compensation payment from Ericsson and hails a strong operational performance in major markets.

Eurobites: Huaweigate Triggers Political Earthquake in UK
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ONI Telecom does data center interconnect with Nokia; Siminn prepares for 5G with Ericsson; Swisscom Q1 revenue slips.

What Disney, Telcos & China's Social Credit System Have in Common
Morris Lore | 5/2/2019

Big data is guiding your everyday decisions and the decisions that affect your life. It's no wonder that governments and corporations want in.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Accedian, Amdocs, ASSIA, Boingo, Cisco and Huawei make the shortlist for our Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy award.

As Launches Near, CBRS Industry Preps for Fixed Wireless, Private LTE
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

The NTIA has wrapped SAS testing in the CBRS band, one of the final steps in releasing the spectrum for commercial use. Midco and Landmark Dividend are among those planning to use the spectrum for services like fixed wireless and private LTE.

Comcast Business beefs up managed WiFi via Deep Blue buy
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Deep Blue specializes in the planning, engineering and installation of managed WiFi networks for hotels and entertainment venues, and reportedly pulled down $38 million in revenues last year.

Orange Taps Dell for 5G Transformation
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Orange and Dell will collaborate on a distributed cloud architecture for 5G cloud networking.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Technology
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

If 2019 is the year of 5G, Movandi, Pivotal Commware, Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom and Sprint are some of the companies to watch.

Caavo Cuts Pricing, Morphs Video Platform Into a Smart Home Hub
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Startup hopes to dive deeper into the mainstream by adding IoT management capabilities to a Control Center platform that can also unify the management and navigation of up to four TV-connected devices.

5G4REAL: Rubik's Cube Is No Match for 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 5/1/2019

Verizon, AT&T and other network operators provided updates on the state of their 5G rollouts at the sixth annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, hosted by NYU Wireless and Nokia.

Eurobites: UK Proposes Laws for a Safer IoT
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes farming; Inmarsat earnings slump in Q1; CityFibre breaks ground on Cambridge network expansion.

Aryaka Racks $50M Funding for Global SD-WAN Expansion
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Aryaka's war chest now totals $184 million for its SD-WAN service, which runs on its own private network.

iPhone apathy bites Apple
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Smartphone giant suffers a double-digit percentage fall in profit amid weak demand for the latest devices.

Hansen Acquires Sigma Systems in $117M Deal
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Australian billing and customer care specialist Hansen Technologies expands international presence with US$117 million deal to acquire Sigma Systems.

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