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Is This the 5G You're Looking For?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/16/2015

A major 3GPP RAN workshop in Phoenix on Thursday should reveal much about what lies ahead for the 5G development process.

NJFX Offers Fiber Hookup to Subsea Cables
News Analysis | 9/16/2015

New Jersey Fiber Exchange opens meet-me-room in Tata Communications's New Jersey subsea cable landing point.

NASA Takes UHD to the Final Frontier
Slide Shows | 9/16/2015

Take a photographic peek at a recent National Press Club event featuring NASA astronauts – including twin brothers Captains Scott and Mark Kelly – and stunning Ultra HD footage from space.

Vodafone UK Testing VoLTE on Live Network
News Analysis | 9/16/2015

UK mobile operator says it is due to make announcement on VoLTE launch just a day after rival 3 launches its own commercial service.

Tales of Telco Transformation
LRTV Documentaries | 9/16/2015

There have been many great insights into the way telecom operators are revamping their networks, systems, skills, processes and cultures during this year's Global Services Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.

Transformation From the Outside In
Shades of Ray | 9/16/2015

Telefónica has made sure its ICT transformation process has been planned and executed with customers in mind.

Eurobites: Altice Sheds Cable Assets in Portugal
News Analysis | 9/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regionl roundup: Liberty makes concessions on BASE deal, plays tennis with Vodafone; 1-Gig broadband in Ireland.

Hewlett-Packard to Slash Another 30,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 9/16/2015

The IT giant is to cut a tenth of jobs at its newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise business as it looks to rein in costs.

Vodafone Admits Data Breach, Denies Cover-Up
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

Vodafone Australia is in hot water following revelations it hacked the phone records of a journalist who exposed security flaws in its systems.

All Aboard: Hibernia Express Cable Completed
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

Hibernia Networks says Hibernia Express, the first new transatlantic subsea cable in more than 12 years, is ready for business.

White House Funding Seeds Smart Cities
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

The White House is committing more than $160 million to smart city development, including an effort to create a "smart city app store."

Ericsson CTO: Carriers Moving Too Slowly on Virtualization
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

Service providers' hesitation over deploying virtualization in the data center could cost them big in the long run, predicts Ulf Ewaldsson.

Spectrum Uncertainty Hinders 5G Research
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

5G stakeholders say the slow progress on spectrum allocation is preventing them from committing resources to mmWave research.

CEO Chat With Paul Hutchinson, Hutchinson Networks
Between the CEOs | 9/15/2015

Light Reading's Steve Saunders talks to Paul Hutchinson, the CEO and founder of Hutchinson Networks, about enterprise networking, the white box revolution and virtualization.

Telcos Need a Cultural Conversion
LRTV Documentaries | 9/15/2015

Telco transformation programs are about a lot more than networks and ICT – there's a lot of focus on process changes and adopting a new culture, say executives at the Global Services Forum in Zurich.

Brocade Beefs Up SDN Operations Support
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

Introduced version 2 of open source SDN controller, based on the OpenDaylight Lithium release along with two new management apps.

Eurobites: Sigfox Hooks Up to Eutelsat for IoT
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 claims VoLTE first in UK; Sky completes German acquisition; EE admits it must do better on broadband.

Tackling Telco Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 9/15/2015

What are the hot topics of debate on the first morning of the Global Services Forum 2015? Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss.

Qualcomm Unveils Fastest 4G + WiFi Modem
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

The Snapdragon 820 processor’s upgraded X12 LTE modem packs in the fastest LTE and WiFi speeds yet and includes support for LTE-U.

NASA UHD Channel Launches November 1
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

Harmonic is powering a new Ultra HD channel for NASA that will launch on November 1.

TiVo Hints at UHD Launch in Q3
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

The DVR maker could introduce a UHD-compatible product by the end of October.

Shot Clock Starts on Charter Deals
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

The FCC has started the informal 180-day shot clock for review of Charter's proposed acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Avi's Fire-Breathing New CEO Scorches Competitors
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

F5 and Citrix aren't keeping up with the times, says Amit Pandey, who takes the helm at the virtual ADC startup.

Eurobites: Nokia Names the 5G Date
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia sets itself 5G deadline; NokAlu gets CFIUS approval; DT hits the digital silk road.

SDN Startup Plexxi Raises $35M for 'Invisible' Networks
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

It's a D round of funding for the switch hardware and software supplier.

Mentor Monday: Huawei's Aileen Hurley Smith
Coyne’s Corner | 9/14/2015

Aileen Hurley Smith, head of ecosystem development for Huawei Service Provider Operations Lab, offers advice for women in the comms industry.

CEO Chat With Gary Messiana, Nominum
Between the CEOs | 9/14/2015

In this interview, Steve Saunders speaks with Gary Messiana, CEO of Nominum, a company founded by the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS). Messiana discusses how digging deeper into the DNS query stream from a household can yield valuable subscriber data.

Tele Columbus Expands With $689M Pepcom Deal
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

A merger between Germany's third- and fourth-biggest cable operators will put pressure on the country's other broadband players.

Arris Irate Over HEVC Licensing Moves
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

Arris says plans to charge royalties for use of HEVC technology will be fiercely opposed.

Gigabites: A Gigabit Battle in Tennessee
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

Two service providers are duking it out to deliver gigabit service in Starkville, Tennessee.

Ericsson, Intel, Nokia Back New Narrowband LTE IoT Spec
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

Intel & friends battle Huawei and its supporters for the future of cellular IoT applications.

IBC Day 2: Where's Your Headend At?
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

It's day two of IBC 2015 and those product announcements just keep on comin'...

T-Mobile Woos IoT Switchers With 4G Discount
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

Carrier is working with Numerex on an IoT upgrade program that will price 4G network access fees at lower rates than the cost to ride 2G.

Broadcom Vaults Ahead in D3.1 Race
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

Broadcom has introduced three new chips supporting DOCSIS 3.1 in CCAP network devices.

Dare to Disrupt Yourself
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 9/11/2015

Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf Sjöman, VP of Engineering & Telecom Italia Group Labs, talks about the need for internal disruption and innovation at telcos, OSS transformation, service quality perception and more!

Scoring Big With Cloud DVR
Breznick Unbound | 9/11/2015

Telefónica is enjoying great early results with its new cloud DVR service, helping it vault into the pay-TV market leadership in Spain.

Telekom Austria Extends DTH into Czech Republic, Slovakia
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

The Austrian telecom incumbent is expanding its DTH offering in partnership with Eutelsat.

Finisar Flops, CEO Exits, Stock Tanks
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

Finisar's share price plummets and CEO Eitan Gertel quits as the optical components specialist fails to meet revenue and earnings estimates for fiscal Q1.

Eurobites: Combes Gets a Haircut
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt opts for leadership change; Danish merger is toast; Vodafone launches WiFi calling in UK.

UHD Alliance Aims for Early-2016 Release
News Analysis | 9/11/2015

Group plans to show off a logo and standardized products at next year's CES.

IP Video Services Explode at IBC
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

As the IP video market heats up, big-name companies are using IBC as a launching ground for new media platforms and services.

IBC: Fuzzy Picture of Broadcasting Future
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

The threat posed by OTT players has emerged as a key theme at this year's show, but the outlook is far from certain.

AT&T CFO Unfazed by Apple iPhone Upgrade Plan
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

John Stephens lists a number of reasons why Apple's new iPhone Upgrade program isn't a big deal, but he also has reason to worry it will be.

Dare to Disrupt Yourself
LRTV Interviews | 9/10/2015

Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf Sjöman, VP of Engineering & Telecom Italia Group Labs, talks about the need for internal disruption and innovation at telcos, OSS transformation, service quality perception and more!

Ericsson Beefs Up TV Biz With Envivio Buy, AT&T Deal
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

The Swedish vendor is adding to its TV capabilities and making good progress with TV customers.

Broadcasters, OTT Players Clash at IBC
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

Broadcasters have been squaring up against their OTT rivals at the IBC show in Amsterdam.

Comcast Hedges Cable Bets With NBCU
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

NBC Universal is bringing in $500 million in revenue for Comcast this year from content licensing agreements.

Verizon Completes SON Trials With Cisco, Ericsson
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

Verizon is getting with the self-optimizing program with a little help from Cisco and Ericsson.

Tasty Spanish Takeaways
Shades of Ray | 9/10/2015

There were four key takeaways from Huawei's Ultra-Broadband Forum in Madrid this week and they all begin with the letter 's'.

SDN Startup NoviFlow Scores $9M Series A Funding
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

Series A round to drives vision of OpenFlow computing with carrier-grade performance.

Eurobites: EE Homes in on IoT
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson buys Envivio for $125 million; CityFibre chooses Accedian; Telefónica does healthcare deal.

IBC Day 1: OTT Madness & More (UPDATED)
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

IBC, the show focused on media creation management and delivery in all its many and varied forms, has kicked off in Amsterdam, and here's our pick of the latest company annoucements. We'll add to the list as more come in...

EE Trials UHD Service on 4G Network
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

UK's biggest mobile operator has been testing a video compression technology that would allow it to provide high-quality video services on its 4G network.

Apple Fans Laugh It Up on Twitter
Wagner’s Ring | 9/9/2015

'Nobody is allowed onstage without saying that they are excited.'

Apple iPhones Add More LTE & Ways to Pay
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

Apple takes a lead from the carriers and offers its own installment billing plan for the new devices, which also feature 3D touch and an improved camera.

Apple Brings tvOS to Apple TV
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

The biggest Apple TV news isn't the new set-top and remote control, but Apple's new TV operating system, tvOS.

NFV Experts Invade Dallas
Rewired | 9/9/2015

AT&T, Verizon, NTT, Telefónica, CableLabs, Cox and Masergy are all bringing a real-world view of their NFV deployments to date to Dallas next week.

4K, Cloud Can Drive FTTx Business Case – Huawei CEO
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

Enterprise cloud services and 4K/8K video can define the business case for investing in next-gen fixed broadband networks, says Huawei's current CEO Eric Xu.

NFV & the Cold War of Communications
Shades of Ray | 9/9/2015

Get ready for some unwelcome internecine struggles that could set back telco cloud developments...

CEO Chat With Tom Stanton, Adtran
Between the CEOs | 9/9/2015

Steve Saunders met up with Adtran's Tom Stanton and chewed the fat about monetizing NFV, reorganizing the company, doing the right thing and much, much more.

Xfinity Goes Back to School in Style
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

Comcast is hooking kids on cable with Xfinity on Campus, now headed to 27 colleges and universities.

IIX Launches 'Console' Platform for Enterprise-Cloud Interconnect
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

Designed to make it easy for enterprises to set up direct connections to cloud providers.

Google Builds Cloud Bridges to CDNs
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

Google is looking to speed delivery of rich media payloads to end-user devices.

Ingenu Launches the US's Newest IoT Network
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

The company formerly known as On-Ramp is building a dedicated IoT network based on RPMA technology in the US to compete against SigFox and operators.

Eurobites: Big Guns Look to Boost Startups
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia launches 1Gbit/s small cell; Rostelecom bags Chinese financing; Virgin connects Manchester's tech hub.

Comverse Unveils New Name & Digital Attitude
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

After divesting its BSS business and acquiring Acision, Comverse is renaming itself Xura and renewing its push to be a leading digital services provider.

Activist JDSU Shareholder Now Stalks Viavi
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

A JDSU shareholder who once wanted JDSU to sell now wants JDSU spinoff Viavi to do the same.

SAP Cites Telcos as Fastest-Growing Customer Group
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

The German software giant says its HANA platform is creating new revenue-generating opportunities for operator customers.

Verizon Kicks Off Go90 Private Beta
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

Verizon is sending out invitations for the private beta of its new mobile-first video service Go90, beginning today.

Exclusive: Luminate Wants to Light Up the Mobile Cloud
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

A startup chock-full of 'Google DNA' wants to bring web-scale and enterprise WiFi deployment concepts to cellular networks.

CommScope Adds Small Cells to DAS With Airvana Buy
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

Acquisition will bring together Airvana small cells with CommScope DAS, creating a company that covers all the connectivity bases indoors.

Interoute Bulks Up With $619M Easynet Buy
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

The takeover will bring Interoute much closer to its goal of generating €1 billion in annual revenues.

Verizon & Partners to Field Test 5G in 2016
Que Sera Sarah | 9/8/2015

Carrier says it feels a 'tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G' and is planning to field test the technology with partners next year.

Harmonic, Intelsat Unveil UHD Test Channel
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

New demo Ultra HD channel from Harmonic and Intelsat will give pay-TV operators in North America a chance to test 4K TV delivery over their own distribution systems.

Eurobites: Smile Raises $365M for African Expansion
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia agrees redundancies program with labor unions; CityFibre's Edinburgh project extended; Ericsson bags Dutch OTT deal.

The Business Case for Ultrabroadband
LRTV Interviews | 9/8/2015

At the UBB Forum in Madrid, Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the potential ways network operators can drive revenues from fast fixed-broadband services.

Verizon, Cisco Launch Smarter WAN
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

Using SDN, the pair offer an app-driven network service with tailored network connections that change as needed.

India's Operators Hike Data Tariffs
News Analysis | 9/7/2015

India's biggest players have raised prices for their postpaid data plans just months after making a similar move in the prepaid segment.

VoLTE Standoff in the UK
Morris Lore | 9/7/2015

Three of the UK's four mobile network operators look at risk of missing September deadlines for the launch of VoLTE.

Eurobites: Orange CEO Hints at M&A in 2016
News Analysis | 9/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Middle Eastern operators missing out on mast-sharing; Sky signs Irish content deal; Ireland in trouble over Apple tax arrangements.

A Good Deal for BlackBerry?
News Analysis | 9/7/2015

BlackBerry's takeover of Good Technology will strengthen its software business but not halt its decline.

Mentor Monday: Sprint's Tracy Nolan
Que Sera Sarah | 9/7/2015

Sprint's Chicago boss shares her thoughts on creating a culture of inclusion and both fitting in and standing out as a woman in comms.

Gigabites: Gig Service Zips Through Texas
News Analysis | 9/4/2015

Suddenlink has launched gigabit service for seven new towns in Texas, but AT&T has cranked up the gigabit heat in the Lone Star State too.

DT Notches Up 1.5M Quad-Play Customers
News Analysis | 9/4/2015

Germany's biggest operator says customers are flocking to its new quad-play packages, but is the converged-services strategy a safe long-term bet?

Resetting the Bundle
MariNation | 9/4/2015

The pay-TV bundle isn't really heading into a death spiral. Nor should it be.

Eurobites: Anite in OSS Tie-Up With Nokia
News Analysis | 9/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: superfast flies in France; BT to update on G.fast trials; we need to talk about TalkTalk.

Banking: Next Frontier for Indian Telcos
News Analysis | 9/4/2015

India's mobile operators are expanding into the banking business as they look to reduce churn and offset the decline in traditional areas.

Amazon Acquires Elemental for AWS
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Amazon is acquiring video processing company Elemental Technologies and will fold it into Amazon Web Services.

5 Signs OTT's Time Has Come
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

This week's OTT news says a lot about the future of TV.

T-Mobile Adds Video Calling to RCS Line Up
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Carrier has added video calling to its RCS suite, including LTE to WiFi handoff, on compatible handsets.

XG-PON Gets Asian Boost
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Singapore's M1 and Hong Kong's HKT have embarked on major broadband deployments using the XG-PON standard.

Ciena Not Spooked by Q3 Revenue Miss
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Ciena surprised the sector with fiscal third-quarter revenue that fell well short of estimates, blaming "short term" customer issues.

Carolina Town Becomes First US 10-Gig City
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Salisbury, North Carolina is the first city in the US to debut broadband service with speeds up to 10 Gbit/s.

Eurobites: Things Get Hairy for Combes
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free 1, Orange 0; Net Insight buys ScheduALL; du goes gigabit for gaming.

SeaChange Raves About OTT Business
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

The video software company flags new OTT business and says interest in its latest product offerings is steadily increasing.

Amazon Web Services Makes Its Africa Push
Column | 9/3/2015

AWS looks set to ramp up its cloud services strategy in Africa and it's not alone.

Framing the Low-Band Picture
Que Sera Sarah | 9/2/2015

Mosaik's latest US maps paint a picture of where wireless operators have strong low-band spectrum footprints and where there's still a long way to go.

Verizon's New App Offers Easier Security
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

Combined with Splunk's analytics took, the app makes it easier for enterprises to implement Verizon's known threat prevention intelligence.

Narrowband Cellular IoT Offers Clean Slate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/2/2015

As the GSMA promotes low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology as essential for the Internet of Things, could narrowband cellular IoT become the clean-slate solution of choice?

Network Slicing Key to Nokia's 5G Framework
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

Nokia pulls together a framework for a programmable 5G architecture with network slicing as the key element to make 5G more than just another network.

Comcast Puts a Price on Unlimited Data Plans
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

Comcast is testing an Unlimited Data Option that lets users avoid overage fees for an extra $30 per month.

Intel's Sandra Rivera Weighs in on WiC
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 9/2/2015

Sandra Rivera, VP and GM of Intel's Network Platforms Group, discusses why diversity is good for business and how Intel is tackling the multi-level problem of gender imbalance in the communications industry.

Intel's Sandra Rivera Weighs In on WiC
LRTV Interviews | 9/2/2015

Sandra Rivera, VP and GM of Intel's Network Platforms Group, discusses why diversity is good for business and how Intel is tackling the multi-level problem of gender imbalance in the communications industry.

Assuring Performance in Hybrid Virtualized Networks
Column | 9/2/2015

Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds?

Indian Telcos Warm to IoT
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

Thanks to government support and operator investments, India could emerge as a hotbed of IoT innovation.

Eurobites: Nokia, TeliaSonera Rev Up LTE-A
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new 5G architecture; carrier billing in South Africa; Sigfox seeks more investment.

SmarTone Profits Soar on Smartphone Sales
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

Hong Kong's smallest mobile network operator expects service revenues to continue improving, but is less optimistic about device sales.

Open Source Router Makes Production Debut
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

An open source platform for DIY SDN.

Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/2/2015

Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing revenue and market share.

ADB Revamps, Reveals Its Soft Side
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Betting on the success of a new open-standards platform and touting its IoT credentials.

Ciena Watchers Expecting Solid Q3 Results
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Financial markets are plunging, but the news for Ciena is looking pretty positive.

New Alliance Aims at Royalty-Free Video Codec
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

The Alliance for Open Media teams Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix to develop a next-gen, royalty-free video codec.

Apple & Cisco Plot an Enterprise Fast Lane
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Pair are working together to optimize iOS devices in the enterprise, including plans for a Fast Lane to give bandwidth priority to important enterprise apps.

Cedexis X-Rays the Internet With Radar Live
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

The new Cedexis Radar Live service provides an unprecedented look at real-time Internet performance.

Eurobites: Iliad Puts Pressure on French Rivals
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's silicon photonics breakthrough; Cameroon-Nigeria subsea link completed; eircom's profits up 3%.

Ex-AlcaLu Boss Tasked With Bolstering Altice
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Michel Combes has been confirmed as the new chief operating officer of Altice, where he already looks under pressure to boost efficiency.

Can a Common Core Network Support All Services?
Column | 9/1/2015

It's possible as infrastructure convergence facilitates further services convergence.

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