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Top TV Trends Heading Into IBC
MariNation | 8/31/2016

What was previously big is only getting bigger.

Digital ID Specialist UXP Raises Another C$8M
News Analysis | 8/31/2016

Further financial backing led by cable guys John Malone and John Risley.

SKT Gets Deeper Into IoT Game
News Analysis | 8/31/2016

South Korea's biggest operator is now offering IoT services at a fraction of the price it was previously charging.

Eurobites: Nokia Patents President Jumps Ship
News Analysis | 8/31/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opens mmWave testing lab; Telenet upgrades mobile network with ZTE; Telefonica reconsiders infrastructure unit IPO.

AT&T, Samsung & Friends Plot Crisp 5G Demos for the Fall
News Analysis | 8/31/2016

AT&T is ready to do more testing in Austin, while Samsung has asked for licenses to show off its system to Verizon and, reportedly, Google.

Conferences & Communities Grapple With IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/31/2016

Dealing with the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) will require not just an ecosystem of companies and government agencies, but also a broad, engaged community of thought leaders.

France's Bouygues, Iliad Gain From Bigger Rivals' Pain
News Analysis | 8/31/2016

France's two smallest network operators are profiting at the expense of Orange and Numericable-SFR.

Ericsson Kickstarts 5G RAN Arms Race
News Analysis | 8/31/2016

Thought commercial 5G network products were years away? Not according to the Swedes...

Dell-EMC deal closes next week
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

After clearing Chinese regulatory approval, the two companies are looking to combine to create an enterprise, hybrid cloud, mobile and security powerhouse.

Connecting the Unconnected Car
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

A lot of people who want smart cars are stuck with dumb ones -- so is there anything that can be done to 'connect' the unconnected car?

Sprint Ups the 4G Speed Ante to 230 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Three carrier aggregation move is key building block on the road to 5G, says Sprint COO Technology Gunter Ottendorfer.

Could FreedomPop Unshackle VimpelCom?
Morris Lore | 8/30/2016

Mikhail Fridman's $50 million investment in a plucky MVNO could spur digital and cultural transformation at his telecom business.

AI Paving the Way for 5G, IoT
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Networks need to be smarter to handle anticipated traffic booms and network reshaping that 5G and IoT will bring.

VMware: Cloud Eliminating IT? That's 'Crazy'
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Even in a cloud universe, apps still require manageability, security, compliance and IT departments to deliver them, say VMware executives.

Comcast Streams More... But Only for Students
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Xfinity on Campus is available at more than 60 schools, but Xfinity Stream has only launched in a handful of markets.

Cisco Snaps Up ContainerX
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Cisco has bought container-management specialist ContainerX for an undisclosed fee in a further sign of business diversification.

New Licensing Fix Could Speed the Road to 4K
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Can a new compromise proposal cut through disagreements between patent holders and smooth the way for faster HEVC adoption?

Eurobites: Russian Billionaire Pumps $50M Into FreedomPop
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU wants Ireland to wrestle $13 billion in back taxes off Apple; Iliad in talks with Vivendi over Canal+ deal; 4G in Egypt.

Is 700MHz Too Costly for India's Telcos?
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

The minimum prices attached to 700MHz licenses are likely to deter all but India's biggest and wealthiest operators from bidding for these airwaves.

VMware & Dell CEOs See Massive NFV Opportunity
News Analysis | 8/29/2016

The service provider market is moving to VMware and Dell's strengths, and the two companies intend to capitalize on that industry change as Dell acquires a controlling interest in VMware, CEOs Pat Gelsinger and Michael Dell said Monday.

600MHz Auction Climbs Over $22B
News Analysis | 8/29/2016

The 600MHz low-band spectrum auction starts the week topping $22 billion.

Verizon 4G Is Now 50% Faster in 461 Cities
News Analysis | 8/29/2016

Verizon has updated its 4G LTE network in 461 cities coast-to-coast to deliver data speeds that could peak at over 100 Mbit/s.

SDN + AI: A Powerful Combo for Better Networks
News Analysis | 8/29/2016

AT&T and Level 3 execs explain how AI and machine learning are being built into network platforms that deliver more reliability and security.

Hurdles Ahead for 4K, HDR
MariNation | 8/29/2016

What's holding 4K TV back? Quite a few things.

VMware Seeks Cloud Dominance by Building Bridges
News Analysis | 8/29/2016

New platform and orchestration tools are designed to let enterprises and service providers bridge public, private and hybrid clouds, including IBM, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

The Return of Offload: Sticking Plaster or Preventative Medicine?
Column | 8/29/2016

'WiFi offload' became something of a dirty term for a while, but Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser thinks 4G service providers are having to re-think their position.

Making Mentoring a Priority
Mentor Monday | 8/29/2016

Mentoring has been key to the career of Ciena's Keri Gilder, and now she is making sure its value forms part of the company's DNA.

Rackspace Sale Speeds Pivot to Cloud Support
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

Apollo Global Management is scooping up the cloud provider for $4.3 billion.

Gigabites: Survey Says Gig Service Is a Moneymaker
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

Adtran finds the market for gigabit services has changed drastically in two years, with a number of operators even making money from gigabit broadband now.

Is There No Stopping Huawei?
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

The Chinese equipment behemoth is sprinting ahead of its rivals.

Google Fiber Can't Be Called a Failure
Rewired | 8/26/2016

Internet giant's initiative rewrote the local broadband story for many cities in the US.

Eurobites: Ericsson Eases Estonia's Public Sector Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE does deal with Apple Music; Vivendi looks to cut costs at pay-TV unit; TV content rights shake-up in the offing across EU.

WiCipedia: Should Men Be Included? & Olympians Face Discrimination
WiCipedia | 8/26/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Should men attend women's conferences?; women still minority in finance and advertising; sexism at Rio Olympics; and more.

UXP's Gemini Waghmare
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 8/26/2016

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.

FirstNet: A Billion-Dollar Boondoggle?
Jonestown | 8/26/2016

FirstNet is still on the starting blocks and seems to have been technologically outstripped by existing commercial networks.

Brocade Revenue Climbs on Ruckus Acquisition, But Earnings Fall Hard
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

'Healthy product demand' for Ruckus's wares sent revenue up, but it wasn't enough to offset slumps elsewhere.

Brocade Teases Big September Router Launch
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

A new router based on the Broadcomm Jericho switch is designed for big enterprise and service provider networks.

Google Fiber Downsizing Not Confirmed
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Reports are mixed on whether Google Fiber is about to undergo significant downsizing.

ZTE Gains Ground on Ericsson, Nokia in H1
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Chinese equipment vendor reports growth in sales and profits while its big Western rivals struggle.

Solving for the Next Netflix Effect
MariNation | 8/25/2016

A look at what should be keeping network operators up at night.

Verizon Enterprise CIO Plans Strategic IT Push
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Vic Bhagat comes from EMC and GE and is planning to put IT at the center of VES strategy and sales.

Achieving a Fully Automated IoT World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/25/2016

The Internet of Things could trigger a global transformation of economics and culture on an unprecedented level.

Eurobites: Intelsat Launch Boosts Connectivity in Africa, Middle East
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hull gets a gigabit; Ooredoo's new man in Algeria; LoopUp valued at GB pound 40 million in IPO; Orange denies Vivendi deal.

Operators Launch WiFi Roaming Project
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Initiative aims to bring free public international WiFi roaming to cities around the world.

Tech Giants Team Up on 3.5GHz Initiative
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm are looking at ways of using a block of 3.5GHz spectrum that has just become available.

Axiata Profits Plunge on OpCo Woes
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Malaysian operator is struggling in a number of its most important country markets.

San Diego Padres Swing for the Fences With IoT
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

The San Diego Padres, with an assist from Qualcomm and OSIsoft, are using sensors, data collection and analytics in a bid to reduce operating costs by 25%.

How the Padres Hit an IoT Home Run
Slide Shows | 8/25/2016

Light Reading visits San Diego's Petco Park to see how the Padres baseball team is using IoT to slash operations costs.

'Cunning' Kobi Denied Bail
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Comms industry crook denied bail after pleading guilty to securities fraud.

FCC's 600MHz Auction Tops $16B
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

Bidding ramps up, but it is nowhere close to the $88.4B the broadcasters are asking -- yet.

Verizon Updates 5G Spec, Could Launch Ahead of 3GPP
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

Verizon is determined to be first in the US with 5G, and has updated its 5G spec again, as it tests fixed wireless in the field.

Rio Sees Olympian Growth in Mobile Traffic
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

Mobile data usage has soared in the six years between the soccer World Cup in South Africa and this year's Olympics in Rio, according to Syniverse.

Comcast & OpenStack by the Numbers
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

Just how big is Comcast's OpenStack commitment?

SPs on SDN: This Stuff Ain't Easy
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

CenturyLink and Perseus execs share real-world experiences, reminding everyone there are no easy paths to virtualization.

Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Encrypted Messaging Services
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet targets wholesale market; Nokia rolls out 4G in Myanmar for Ooredoo; Opera offers VPN for Android; Inea offers 1Gbit/s Internet in Poland.

Google's Dreaming of VR in September – Report
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

Who needs a widely adopted TV operating system when you can develop the next virtual reality OS?

T&M Enables, Is Changed By, NFV – Report
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

Just as the move to NFV is transforming operators, it is transforming T&M vendors, who find themselves having to respond to the challenge of virtualization.

LR Poll: Will Backhaul Be 5G's Bogeyman?
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

In our latest poll, backhaul was cited as the most likely cause of 5G bottlenecks.

The VoIP Dilemma of India's Telcos
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Is VoIP a threat or an opportunity for India's service providers?

Cloud, IP Shake Up Media & Broadcast IT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/23/2016

Just as telecom is moving toward virtualized data centers and SDN, the broadcast and media services industry are transforming core IT processes and moving to cloud and IP.

Arista Banned From Importing Products – Cisco
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Cisco says Arista can't bring products into the US, as a result of ongoing intellectual property litigation by Cisco against Arista.

Adtran Adds Control & Orchestration to Mosaic
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Adtran's Mosaic Cloud Platform adds control and orchestration capabilities to its Mosaic SD-Access platform so that service providers can orchestrate on-demand provisioning of services, applications and resources across the entire network.

NTT America Rides Channel Down Market
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Company moving down market to offer a wholesale version of services to small to midsized businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies.

CCIA Counter-Attacks on Set-Top Proposal
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Internet and CE companies say the problems of 'Unlock the Box' can be solved with digital certificates, and that the latest MVPD compromise proposal still doesn't do enough to promote competition.

Siris Capital Takes Xura Private in $643M Deal
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Xura, formerly known as Comverse, has been acquired by Siris Capital Group for $643 million.

'Most Wanted' Kobi Comes Home
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Former Comverse CEO and long-time fugitive Kobi Alexander is returning to the US to face charges, according to CNBC.

Vodafone, Idea Exploring Merger – Report
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Vodafone and Idea Cellular are reported to be in talks about a potential merger of their operations.

Eurobites: Elisa, Huawei Claim 4G Breakthrough
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 ups its IoT game with Kombridge acquisition; MegaFon teams up with Mastercard for mobile payment card; Deutsche Telekom adds Qivicon partners.

China Telecom Sees Sales Rise on 4G Take-Up
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Operator flags growth in mobile and fixed broadband businesses but remains a long way behind market leader China Mobile.

Arista Launches Real-Time Telemetry for Cloud Networks
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Joins a field of vendors looking to automate network management in real time.

Kontena Launches Container Platform, Banks Seed Funding
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

The container platform is intended to provide an easier alternative to the likes of Docker, Kubernetes and Heroku.

Changes Ahead for New Charter Markets
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

And customers aren't going to like them all.

The NB-IoT Train Is Coming
News Analysis | 8/22/2016

Can LPWA technologies that use unlicensed spectrum withstand the arrival of NB-IoT?

Rovi to Close on TiVo September 7
News Analysis | 8/22/2016

Rovi signs patent licensing deal with Dish Network and pinpoints September 7 as the closing date for its acquisition of TiVo.

Eurobites: Telia Carrier Puts Göjeryd in Charge
News Analysis | 8/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight wins in Abu Dhabi; Square staffs up for Europe; Mediaset files suit against Vivendi; Pokemon GOes, but comes back.

Ciena Buoyed by 100G+ Metro Demand – Analyst
News Analysis | 8/22/2016

Optical equipment maker is set for a strong run of results thanks to growing demand from a number of large US operators.

Cisco Developing 'Monica' Digital Assistant
News Analysis | 8/22/2016

Monica is a digital assistant like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, but built for business.

InfoVista Bulks Up With $45M Acquisition of Ascom's Network Testing Unit
News Analysis | 8/22/2016

French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.

Rocket Fiber Lights Up Detroit With Gigabit
News Analysis | 8/22/2016

Detroit has its problems, for sure, but today 10 Gigabit access is not one of them thanks to a startup service provider called Rocket Fiber.

What's Up With App Fatigue?
Column | 8/22/2016

How cable operators and other pay-TV providers can differentiate themselves by helping customers find needles in haystacks. More is not always better.

Intel's Keddy: Move Beyond the 'Comfort Zone'
Mentor Monday | 8/22/2016

Intel's Aska Keddy says the next Women in Comms challenge is moving beyond the comfort zone of surrounding ourselves with people who think and act as we do.

Transit Wireless Accelerates WiFi Deployment in NYC Subway
Jonestown | 8/22/2016

The company is now simply saying that cellular service in the station will arrive 'as soon as possible.'

How We're Energizing Savings With SCTE
Alantown | 8/22/2016

Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are teaming up again to create multimedia content aimed at helping cable operators cut energy use and costs.

Movie Review: Herzog's Lo & Behold Looks at Life in the Connected World
Brianiac | 8/19/2016

Co-produced by NetScout, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is a funny, astute, shambolic and unexpectedly emotional investigation into what it means to be connected.

Gigabites: New Map Pinpoints 500+ Gig Sites
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

Viavi's new Gigabit Monitor mapping tool is valuable, but far from complete.

SD-WAN to Catch Up With Pace of Cloud IT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/19/2016

Commercial launches of SD-WAN services will help better align service provider networks with the changing cloud and hybrid IT needs of enterprise customers.

Rural China Props Up 2Q Smartphone Growth
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

Emerging market demand for lower-cost devices fueled second-quarter growth in smartphone shipments, according to GfK.

OPNFV Seeks More CSP Input
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

New advisory group will gather requirements even from non-member companies.

DT, SK Telecom Plot 'Global' 5G Trials
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

German and South Korean operators to launch a 'transcontinental' 5G trial network.

WiCipedia: Richest Women in Tech & Next-Level Hacker Sexism
WiCipedia | 8/19/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Forbes releases its Richest Tech Billionaires list; hackers win most sexist in tech award; pilots fight for maternity rights; and more.

AT&T: What Is 'Open Source,' Anyway?
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

The company has defined three 'key characteristics' to make sure open source software lives up to the label.

Eurobites: Ericsson Chairman in the Firing Line
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Volvo and Uber team up on self-driving cars; BT tries out long-range VDSL; Virgin Media to raise fees, again.

FCC's 600MHz Auction Hits $10B+ in First Week
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

But will the auction live up to TV broadcasters' expectations?

T-Mobile's Unlimited Plans Aim at the Big Two
Jonestown | 8/19/2016

T-Mobile's CTO talks about how the operator plans to bolster its network for an expected avalanche of new customers.

VoLTE Can Drive 4G Small Cells Adoption
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/18/2016

Small cells are well past their hype cycle now, and VoLTE looks set to be a game-changer for their adoption over the next three years.

Oh-Oh! 5G Phones Will Lag 5G Networks
News Analysis | 8/18/2016

One of the direct benefits of deploying 5G is supposed to be 5G networks' ability to easily handle that traffic with throughputs of 5 Gbits/s or better. That won't be the case for some time after 5G networks have been deployed, however.

Dish to Mix OTA & OTT in Sling AirTV – Report
News Analysis | 8/18/2016

New AirTV box reportedly set to launch in September.

Virtualization Won't Kill Hardware Test Tools
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/18/2016

As network functions virtualization (NFV) brings changes and challenges to the market, it is opening up numerous opportunities for test and measurement (T&M) vendors.

US Ignite Sets Stage for Smart Cities
News Analysis | 8/18/2016

From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.

Verizon Lures SMBs With Mobile-First Plan
News Analysis | 8/18/2016

New OneTalk service unites wireless and wireline voice in an offer that Verizon claims is more elegant and efficient than current plans.

Network Security in the New Service Provider Reality
Column | 8/18/2016

A new way of thinking as well as new technologies and procedures are needed for those devising network security strategies, argues Fortinet's Matthew Pley.

Russia's MTS Sees Profits Halve, Cuts Guidance
News Analysis | 8/18/2016

Operator blames growing competition and a tough macroeconomic environment for a decline in profits, but continues to report sales growth.

Upskill U on Open Source & White Box Networks With LinkedIn
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/18/2016

At Upskill U, Saikrishna Kotha with LinkedIn examines the role of open source in the white box network transformation.

Eurobites: BT, Nokia Buddy Up on 5G
News Analysis | 8/18/2016

In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.

Cisco Throws 5,500 Overboard on Cruise to Richer Waters
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Resumes a grim summer layoffs tradition.

Intel Shipping Silicon Photonic Modules
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Intel has been shipping its silicon photonic interconnect modules since June. One of the first customers is Microsoft.

Rumors of a Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Again
Jonestown | 8/17/2016

Rumors are fueled by a mysterious press call with T-Mobile CEO John Legere Thursday, topic unspecified.

Intel Gives Up ARM Wrestling
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

The narrative about the battle between Intel Corp. and ARM Holdings took an unexpected twist today when Intel announced that it had licensed ARM. LG Electronics Inc. will be one of Intel's first customers.

China Unicom Upbeat Despite Falling H1 Profits
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

China's smallest 4G operator flags an improvement in its business performance despite tumbling profits.

CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin
Between the CEOs | 8/17/2016

Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.

Slow Roll Builds for DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

The DOCSIS 3.1 deployment plans are piling up.

CenturyLink Blurs the Lines Between Data Center & Carrier Hotel
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Network operator touts diversity of competing connections into its own data centers and the strong interconnection business happening there.

Infinera Hooks Up to Lumentum's Optical White Box
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Systems and components vendors team up on baby step for 'open' optical networking.

Eurobites: Ericsson Offloads 2G, 3G R&D Staff
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Intel gives up ARM wrestling; Telenor plans AI lab; Nokia boasts 100G success; Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress.

How Will the FCC Spectrum Decision Help Mobilize mmWave for 5G?
Column | 8/17/2016

High-frequency is on the 5G agenda after the FCC mmWave decision.

Intel Working With NEC, AT&T on NFV
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T that involves packet processing optimization, and the other with NEC on C-RAN. Both collaborations are all about NFV.

What People Don't Get About Open Source
Wagner’s Ring | 8/17/2016

Can you believe people still think open source isn't fit for business?

Cisco Set to Cut 14,000 Jobs – Report
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

World's biggest maker of IP equipment is set to slash employee numbers as it plans for a software-defined future, according to a report.

Intel, Microsoft Set to Make Virtual Reality Real
News Analysis | 8/16/2016

Intel CEO Brian Kzranich opened the Intel Developer Forum '16 with announcements designed to drive VR adoption.

Could Netflix Someday Cache at Home?
MariNation | 8/16/2016

Video delivery is more efficient when you can cache content at the network edge.

128T Aims to Displace SD-WANs
News Analysis | 8/16/2016

Startup moves out of stealth mode with a new approach called Secure Vector Routing, built by a team of Acme Packet veterans.

5G: The Most Nebulous Telco Term Ever?
Morris Lore | 8/16/2016

Born of the identity crisis that afflicts telcos, the haziness surrounding 5G is not helping anyone.

Eurobites: BT Attacks 'Orwellian' Rivals
News Analysis | 8/16/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Sky launches superfast broadband; HMD Global recruits Rantala as CMO; EU proposes spectrum-licensing changes; Argela demos network slicing.

Upskill U on Open Source & the Cloud With Heavy Reading
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/16/2016

Roz Roseboro with Heavy Reading addresses telecom's approach to open source and cloud services at Upskill U.

Subway WiFi Has Made It to Brooklyn!
Jonestown | 8/16/2016

WiFi in the subway spotted in Brooklyn hood usually dominated by trust funds and artisinal pickles.

Verizon, SK Telecom Extend 5G Partnership
News Analysis | 8/16/2016

US and South Korean operators flag new alliance aimed at accelerating the development of 5G technology.

Verizon Likes IoT Down on The Farm
Jonestown | 8/16/2016

Verizon EVP sees agricultural applications as a promising market for the Internet of Things.

TPG's Slice of the Cable Market Still Small
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

While they operate in attractive markets, RCN and Grande Communications have fewer than 600,000 residential customers altogether.

How CSPs Are Competing in Rio
Column | 8/15/2016

With the Summer Olympics now halfway over in Brazil, CSPs and other tech providers are competing fiercely for their own gold, silver and bronze medals.

TPG Splashes $2.25B on RCN & Grande
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

Private equity player to create a top 10 US cable player with the acquisition of RCN Telecom Services and Grande Communications Networks from Abry Partners.

Eurobites: French Cloud Firm Raises $279M
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC preps new OTT rules; Tele Columbus ramps in Q2; drone action in Scotland; and hybrid power in Gabon.

Cloud Lifts Rodan + Fields Towards $1B Revenue
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

The consumer package goods company relies on the cloud to support its direct sales business model.

A Hot Time in Huntsville
Slide Shows | 8/15/2016

Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.

Cisco's Cooney: Own Your Own Path
Mentor Monday | 8/15/2016

Being a successful woman in the comms world means taking ownership of your own path, according to Lauren Cooney of Cisco.

Workday Signs With IBM for Cloud Hosting
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

The deal starts with development and testing, with plans to expand to other business functions in the future.

LoRa Alliance Pushes Advantage With App Development Kit
News Analysis | 8/12/2016

Backers of the LoRa communications protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) have introduced a kit that will enable IoT application developers to prototype their apps more rapidly in a LoRa system.

Gigabites: Farm Towns Find Fiber
News Analysis | 8/12/2016

Old Macdonald had a gigabit.

CSPs Shift SMB Mindset From Capex to Opex
News Analysis | 8/12/2016

Rather than selling services to SMBs that rely heavily on capex, CSPs are shifting the model to opex through network-as-a-service models.

Can DT, Regulators Find Common FTTH Ground?
Morris Lore | 8/12/2016

Market and economic realities could drive the German operator to reach an agreement with regulators on the rollout of FTTH.

Airtel Triggers 4G Price War in India
News Analysis | 8/12/2016

India's biggest operator has triggered a price war at a difficult time for the industry.

Comcast Shows Off Rio in HDR... in Philly
News Analysis | 8/12/2016

Comcast is using a bitrate of 35 Mbit/s to show off its footage of the Olympics in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with High Dynamic Range.

WiCipedia: Big Leagues & Small Screens Take On Gender Parity
WiCipedia | 8/12/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Women rule Intel's C-suite; Mr. Robot focuses on the ladies; Telenor Sweden finds impressive gender balance; and more.

Eurobites: Nokia Gets the Nod on China Telecom 4G Rollout
News Analysis | 8/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia fines Google over Android antics; Sky invests in TV rights tool; France takes on encrypted messaging services.

Microsoft Buys Beam for Live Streams
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

The acquisition of Beam gives Microsoft a platform for combining interactive gaming with live video.

Adtran Gets Attuned to Customer Needs
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

The demands of today's end users are forcing service providers to step up their game when it comes to network agility and seamless operations.

China Mobile's 4G Boom Fuels Profit Growth
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

More than half of the operator's subscribers are now using 4G services, while smaller rivals are failing to close the 4G gap.

Upskill U: Telstra Tackles Open Source & NFV
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/11/2016

Jim Fagan of Telstra addresses 'The Role of Open Source in NFV' at Upskill U.

Eurobites: 3 Group Europe Revenues Slip in H1
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NTT expands IP network with German PoPs; OTE sees mobile revenues slide in H1; BT not out of woods yet on Openreach.

Google Looks to Test 3.5GHz Broadband Radios
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

Google has asked the FCC for licenses to test radios in 24 areas in the US over 24 months.

Affirmed: 5G-Ready Core Is Table Stakes for Operators
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

The decomposed core is an expectation, not a pipe-dream.

Mirantis Charts Course Far Beyond OpenStack
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

Leveraging Kubernetes, Mirantis has an ambitious plan to pivot its business model to deliver a broad array of services.

Deutsche Telekom Depends on US for Growth
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

German telecom incumbent witnesses sales declines at all of its operating units outside the US in the second quarter.

China-EU Telecom Compact Stalls
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

A deal that would have given the EU better access to Chinese markets appears to have run aground.

Full Duplex Is a Go; Cable Aims for 10 Gig
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

The cable industry is ready to begin developing its specification for Full Duplex DOCSIS.

Is Wheeler's FCC Legacy Now in Doubt?
Rewired | 8/10/2016

FCC Chairman has been among the most aggressive ever in pushing his competition agenda, but is he running out of time to finish the job?

Health Questions About 5G Surface in US
Jonestown | 8/10/2016

Now that the FCC is fast-tracking 5G in the US, questions are being asked about health concerns.

Google Could Stitch 5G Into HetNet Future
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

Google is hunting for an engineer to test 5G and more for future heterogeneous networks.

Dish, ESPN & the Great Sports Unbundling
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

Sports networks are looking beyond the bundle.

France's SFR 'Experimenting' With NB-IoT, LTE-M
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

French operator says 3GPP-backed standard might 'complement' the Sigfox technology it is already using.

Level 3 Gives Cisco NSO Its Due
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

Service provider acknowledges role that Cisco's Network Service Orchestrator is playing in Level 3's SDN strategy.

Eurobites: DT Completes 'Pan-Net' Jigsaw
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC feels the heat on its home turf; Russia investigates Apple over iPhone pricing; UK broadband advertising slammed (again).

Google Fiber May Go Wireless in the Valley – Report
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

Internet giant's broadband subsidiary is reported to be considering whether to use wireless technologies instead of fiber in parts of Silicon Valley.

TV Retrans Wars Impact Broadband Too
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

It's not just about TV.

Cambium Aims to Grow Share of Indian Market
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Cambium is aiming for another year of strong growth in India's fast-developing mobile broadband market.

Open Source Explodes Enterprise Procurement
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Startups can use the cloud to disrupt big enterprise vendors' relationships with customers.

Getting to Gigabit Gold
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Adtran kicked off its annual press and analyst event today with a keynote from CTO Kevin Schneider who focused on innovation, and the technological drivers behind innovation that will help service providers get to gigabit gold.

NB-IoT: Setting the Pace in the Race to 5G
Column | 8/9/2016

LTE is evolving to support the Internet of Things as we head towards a massively connected 5G world.

Vodafone Hopes for Broadband Boost With Pricing Overhaul
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Service provider claims to have scrapped line-rental charges, but it may struggle to become a broadband force without a compelling content offering.

Adtran CEO: Broadband Boom Is Back
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

5G, IoT and virtualization all factor into another golden age ahead for faster broadband speeds.

Post Acquisitions, Charter Posts Solid Q2
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Charter is making good on promises of earnings growth.

Altice Boasts US Cable Progress
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Seeking to realize its American Dream, the French communications giant reported improved operating results for its new Cablevision and Suddenlink properties in Q2.

Upskill U on Open Source With OpenDaylight
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/9/2016

Phil Robb of OpenDaylight kicks off the Open Source series at Upskill U with 'Telcos & Open Source 101.'

Eurobites: Vodafone UK Ditches Line Rental Charge for Broadband Newbies & Upgraders
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook defends itself in Germany; Belgian MVNE wins private equity funding; apps will keep banks in check, says UK watchdog.

Google Buys Orbitera: Why You Should Care
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Orbitera is a platform for enabling the selling of enterprise software over the cloud, designed to beef up Google's multi-cloud strategy.

Altice Stock Soars After Profits Grow
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Cable giant reports earnings growth thanks to US investments but continues to struggle in its main French market.

Not So Fast on Streaming
Column | 8/8/2016

The transition from broadcast TV to online isn't just about developing the right technology; it's about crafting the right business models.

Liberty Global Ramps Up Sub Growth
News Analysis | 8/8/2016

Despite Brexit and heavy debt, Liberty Global expects growth to accelerate as it wires more homes and rolls out faster broadband speeds and advanced video products.

Sigfox Customer Verisure Eyes NB-IoT
News Analysis | 8/8/2016

Security company is looking at using LPWA technologies besides Sigfox, but insists it is happy with the French IoT player's technology.

Hulu Drops Ad Model, Yahoo Laps It Up
News Analysis | 8/8/2016

Hulu is ending its free online video service, but Yahoo will distribute much of the same content on a new ad-supported video portal called Yahoo View.

BlackHat's Red Flags for CSPs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/8/2016

There was plenty of security-related food for thought for operators to chew over at this year's BlackHat event in Las Vegas.

Eurobites: Vodafone Trials DB-HSDPA in Spain
News Analysis | 8/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU weighs in on Spanish TV compensation scheme; Ofcom abandons Premier League probe; Alipay finds retail partners in Europe.

Apple Buys AI Startup Turi for $200M – Report
News Analysis | 8/8/2016

Deal could help Californian iPhone maker take on Facebook and Google in the nascent AI market.

AT&T Exec: It's Time to Stop Fearing Tech
Mentor Monday | 8/8/2016

AT&T's Chief Security Officer, Rita Marty, shares how she rises above fear and why the tech industry is a great place for women to work.

Russia's MTS Quits Uzbekistan
News Analysis | 8/8/2016

Sale of majority stake in UMS leaves Uzbek government in full control of the business.

How MSOs Can Snare Big Companies
Column | 8/5/2016

In this final installment, we explain what cable operators should know about the decision-making processes of mid-market and enterprise firms.

CenturyLink Bets on Gig, IPTV, OTT
News Analysis | 8/5/2016

Even with a troubling drop in broadband subscribers this spring, the big US telco is counting on faster data speeds and OTT video to propel future growth.

T-Mobile Aims to Match Verizon 4G Coverage, Not Big on Fixed 5G
News Analysis | 8/5/2016

T-Mobile not swayed by fixed 5G, keeps on truckin' with 4G network enhancements.

Is Cloud Provider Rackspace Going Private?
News Analysis | 8/5/2016

Investment firm Apollo Global Management is the favored suitor, according to reports.

Comcast Gears Up for Rio Games
News Analysis | 8/5/2016

Comcast's Matt Zelesko explains how the huge US MSO is preparing to deliver more than 6,000 hours of Olympics coverage to its video and broadband subscribers.

Upskill U Kicks Off Open Source Courses
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/5/2016

Upskill U launches a new series on the role of open source in cloud services, NFV and the white box network transformation.

WiCipedia: Gender-Blind VR & CEO Double Standards
WiCipedia | 8/5/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Qualcomm pays up for unequal pay and treatment; virtual reality creates a level playing field; is there a double standard for female CEOs?; and more.

Eurobites: Virgin Adds 24K Customers in Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom sells stake in Metroweb; MTN still feeling effects of Nigerian mega-fine; British gin joint blocks mobile signals.

Cloud Drives Arista to Billion-Dollar Run Rate
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

And speaking of clouds: Arista is confident it can continue business as usual despite the cloud of Cisco litigation hanging over it.

Understanding Enterprise Needs
Column | 8/4/2016

In the third part of this series, we look at how MSOs can align products and service offerings to meet mid-market and enterprise customer needs.

Electric Lightwave Takes Back Its Brand
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

Fiber-optic network operator Electric Lightwave is re-asserting itself and its brand, becoming a totally separate business unit and resuming use of its title as the corporate brand.

WOW Preps for Gig Service Too
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

Big US cable overbuilder prepares to become the latest service provider to launch gigabit service in its territories later this year.

Mediacom Revs Up for Gig Upgrade
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

Fifth-largest US MSO sees another steady increase in broadband subscribers in the second quarter as it prepares to launch gigabit service to homes this fall.

Kentik Scores $23M in Funding for Cloud Network Analytics
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

Designed for service providers and large enterprises to help them keep their networks humming.

Eurobites: Nokia Plans More Cost Savings
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty Global Dutch merger gets go-ahead; VimpelCom Q2 revenues slide 16%; EU swipes left on Tinder.

Is Hue an MVNE Trendsetter?
Morris Lore | 8/4/2016

As network operators evolve into supremely efficient infrastructure players, and OTTs monopolize all dealings with consumers, the MVNE may be on the ascendant.

Can Google Save African Broadband?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2016

Google's fiber moves in Africa could point the way towards a better economic model for high-speed infrastructure.

Intel Funds Cloudy & IP/Optical Startups
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

Intel Capital leads three rounds of funding totalling $25M for Velostrata, Sedona Systems and Panoply.io.

Facebook Opens 'Area 404' Hardware Lab
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

Consolidates multiple labs from around the world for easy collaboration on networking, connectivity, VR and other projects.

Radcom Snags AT&T in VNF Win
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

AT&T announced it's using Radcom's service assurance software to support its move toward a virtualized, New IP network.

Apple Seeks 5G Interoperability Know-How
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

Apple is now searching for an engineer familiar with the 5G standardization process.

Why Serving Big Businesses Is Different
Column | 8/3/2016

As they seek to move upmarket in the commercial space, cable operators must find ways to address the unique needs and requirements of midsized and enterprise firms.

Check Point on Cybersecurity
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 8/3/2016

Aviv Abramovich talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about Check Point's efforts in cybersecurity and its partnership with CSPs.

Verizon Wireless Leadership a Dunne Deal
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

Experienced UK wireless exec is crossing the pond, bringing an active Twitter account and a deep interest in consumer contact with him.

Time Warner Binges on Hulu
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

Big entertainment conglomerate buys 10% stake in popular OTT video provider and makes Turner networks available for Hulu's upcoming live streaming service.

Eurobites: Nokia Lands German Managed Services Deal
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom touts LTE-A Pro performance; Schrems disses new data accord, CityFibre teams up.

LTE & IoT Boom Poses Challenges in Africa, Middle East
Column | 8/3/2016

Surging use of mobile data networks in Africa and the Middle East is forcing operators to think about backbone needs and IoT threats.

HPE Reorganizes Cloud Business as Boss Exits
News Analysis | 8/2/2016

HPE shuffles its cloud group as it reportedly considers going private.

AT&T Uses LSO to Automate Wholesale Ethernet
News Analysis | 8/2/2016

Network operator uses MEF framework to let its wholesale customers automatically qualify availability of AT&T Switched Ethernet services.

CORD Fuels Access Virtualization Push
News Analysis | 8/2/2016

As CORD becomes its own open source project and releases a major distribution, virtualized access gets closer to reality.

Frontier Eyes Second Half Rebound
News Analysis | 8/2/2016

Frontier aims to restore subscriber and revenue growth in the second half of the year after suffering both revenue and subscriber losses again in Q2.

Upskill U on CORD With the Open Networking Lab
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/2/2016

Guru Parulkar with the Open Networking Lab explains how and why telco central offices are being re-architected to mimic data centers.

400G Packet Processing Required
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/2/2016

Findings from our most recent multicore processor survey show how important these devices are in networking systems, giving us a look at what will be increasingly vital in 2017.

Juniper Buys Aurrion for Silicon Photonics
News Analysis | 8/2/2016

New technology will enable scaling of lower-cost solution to optical networking.

Eurobites: Nokia Takes LTE-A to Lebanon
News Analysis | 8/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski settles patents spat with Apple; BBC closes iPlayer loophole; Telenor appoints new CFO.

Comic-Con 2016 in Pics: Jesus Loves Nerds
Slide Shows | 8/2/2016

Photos from a costume party with more than 100,000 of my closest friends.

AT&T Boosts Training for New IP World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/2/2016

AT&T's John Palmer spells out the company's plans to upgrade the skills of nearly all its 280,000 employees as AT&T undergoes one of the most significant transformations in its 137-year history.

Washington State Sues Comcast for $100M+
News Analysis | 8/1/2016

Suit charges Comcast misrepresented the scope of its service protection plan, charged customers improper service call fees and used improper credit screening practices.

How Cable Means Business About Business
Column | 8/1/2016

In this first installment of a four-part series this week, CMG Partners looks at how much commercial services have grown for cable over the past decade and why.

Waters Leaves Level 3 for Zayo
News Analysis | 8/1/2016

CTO leaves after 18 years at Level 3 to report to Zayo CEO and Chairman Dan Caruso, a former Level 3 executive.

Verizon Buys Big Into IoT With $2.4B Fleetmatics Deal
News Analysis | 8/1/2016

Verizon is bolstering its profile in the fleet tracking business, buying Fleetmatics Group for $2.4 billion.

Why Content Delivery's Future Is Predictive
Column | 8/1/2016

Media companies must rethink how they deliver content to meet the challenges raised by sweeping changes in consumer behavior.

Comic-Con 2016: Bountiful Batmen!
Slide Shows | 8/1/2016

Light Reading and its camera goes to the annual geek festival in San Diego.

Carrier Aggregation to Spur Small Cells Deployment for Airtel
News Analysis | 8/1/2016

And it's not the only Indian operator looking to exploit the technology's potential.

Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 8/1/2016

Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.

Eurobites: Liberty-Vodafone Dutch Merger Set for EU Approval – Report
News Analysis | 8/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes Gainspeed acquisition; Privacy Shield comes into operation; Virgin Media in fiber-laying farce.

Meet ECI Telecom's R&D Orchestra Conductor
Mentor Monday | 8/1/2016

Experience doesn't matter when you're building a team to develop technologies that don't exist yet, says Sigal Barda, VP of R&D for Cyber and NFV at ECI Telecom.

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