Startup flexiWAN debuts customizable, open source SD-WAN software, to give service providers an alternative to reselling the same SD-WAN services as everybody else.
There are patents and then there are standards-essential patents…
Masergy's Shadow IT Discovery service tracks 4,300 SaaS applications and provides insight into the risk level these applications present to customers' network security.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom in talks with Cell C over prepaid customers; Openreach lowers free FTTP threshold for housebuilders; Boris Johnson talks Huawei.
ROI with 5G capex is poor for at least two years until business models develop, says Jefferies.
A delegation of US officials is said to have presented the UK government with new evidence about the risks the Chinese vendor poses.
Spectrum Total Connect focused on large, national business customers that require connectivity inside and out of Charter's 41-state footprint.
A new study highlights just how easy it is for hackers to gain access into consumers' wireless accounts. It's called 'SIM swapping,' and it's a potentially dire security issue for the wireless industry.
Charter will soon halt support for a home security service inherited from the Time Warner Cable acquisition, and is directing existing customers to DIY options offered in partnership with Ring and Abode.
The FCC's auction of 3.5GHz licenses represents the agency's first big midband spectrum offering. However, no one expects that auction to generate the kind of interest that a C-Band auction will produce.
Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.
The world's biggest operator has an ambitious goal for its 5G business and plans to have a fully standalone 5G network in place before year end.
UK operator becomes the first to roll out 5G radio access network equipment that can be used by more than one service provider as it continues to work on slashing costs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN Nigeria breathes a sigh of tax relief; BT bets on e-esports; Proximus-Orange tie-up put on hold.
Analyst a 'little bit cautious' about 8K given applicability to larger screens and anticipated smaller addressable market than predecessor technologies such as 4K/Ultra HD and HD.
Following a successful inaugural year, Light Reading and SCTE•ISBE will team up again in 2020 to produce monthly 'LiveLearnings for Professionals' webinars on cable tech topics, starting with a Jan. 16 session on cable's fiber progress.
While critics threw shade on NFV last year, support grows for the virtualization technology.
A report last year from the Chicago Tribune raised concerns that common smartphones were blasting RF radiation over the legal limit. But FCC tests found that they were not.
This week in our WiC roundup: CES picked a controversial keynoter; female founders snagged under 3% of VC funding last year – an all-time high; is learning to code enough?; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sterlite buys stake in Israeli virtual RAN vendor; Ofcom doubles down on provider performance ratings; Telekom Slovenije does deal with Discovery.
Interest in buying media and TV companies soured in 2019, according to a Light Reading survey, but it still looks better than banking.
After investing $500 million in better high-speed broadband Internet access for the state, New York now needs to prioritize quality cellular service statewide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his annual State of the State address.
According to cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes, one of Sprint's prepaid brands sold a phone that contained pre-installed malware from China. Sprint disputes those allegations.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner has another #CES2020 update. In this episode, we get a Quibi keynote recap, more info on next-gen TV and where we might see 8K in action.
Three top TV makers introduced 20 ATSC 3.0-capable sets here as broadcasters get ready to rev up their launch plans for the new feature-rich, broadcast-signaling standard.
New survey results indicate Verizon enjoys a commanding lead when it comes to which 5G network Americans think is best.
Jeff Baumgartner checks in with Danielle Cassagnol of the Consumer Technology Association to discuss common threads at #CES2020, what new technologies and products are moving the sales needle and what to expect from the massive annual tech-fest next year.
A new year is upon us, but neither Verizon nor AT&T has shared concrete, quantifiable plans for 5G in millimeter-wave spectrum in 2020. Is this cause for concern?
Verizon is stepping away from 'triple play' bundles as well as promotional pricing schemes in an attempt to counter the gains of cable in the broadband Internet space and the rise of streaming alternatives in TV.
Why is no one mentioning Beijing's $75 billion of assistance to Huawei?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM beats 2 Gbit/s on live 5G commercial network; UK altnet ITS bags £45 million in funding; T-Mobile Poland heads out into the open source.
At #CES2020, Jeff Baumgartner reports on streaming video deals that include broadband service providers as key distribution partners. Maybe this is the silver lining as traditional pay-TV keeps losing subscribers.
Quibi to debut ad-supported and ad-free service tiers for its mobile-optimized video service on April 6, with plans to pump out 175 shows and 8,500 episodes of premium, short-form fare in year one.
Verizon won't embark on a wider deployment of its 5G Home service until the second half of this year, when high-powered equipment will be available.
Cable operator is the first pay-TV provider to strike a deal to integrate CBS's subscription streaming service on its set-top boxes.
5G is on track but we won't answer the key questions in 2020.
Verizon is ready for 4G and 5G drone flights, as the FAA looks to change the rules for the unmanned aircraft again.
Strategies centered on common platforms and creating smart home 'experiences' alongside a curated blend smart home equipment and services has superseded the market for siloed, one-off IoT products, execs say.
The South Korean electronics giant expects operating profits to fall, but not as much as some analysts had feared.
It's time for the industry to walk the 5G walk.
Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: US applies the Huawei thumbscrews on the UK again; French CEO questions Trump's motives over Huawei freeze-out; Orange tests 5G drones in Poland.
VMware R&D VP Craig McLuckie says Pivotal will help provide SPs with the tools needed to build dynamic, modern, API-driven services that enterprise customers demand.
T-Mobile executives continue to remain hopeful that the company will ultimately consummate its proposed merger with Sprint. But they also have some ideas for a Plan B.
Also, Technicolor's streaming box goes software-agnostic, Locast seeks defense funds, Amazon fund backs Sweepr and Synamedia lands cloud DVR deal.
Despite its ongoing efforts to merge with T-Mobile, Sprint said it will move its Virgin Mobile USA prepaid customers onto its Boost Mobile service starting in just a few short weeks.
The semiconductor maker offloads some of the security assets it acquired last year to Accenture, which gains valuable new capabilities.
Company debuts 4K-capable, Android TV-powered streaming dongle that will be sold at retail and via cable operators that want to offer an OTT option to broadband-only customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Synamedia scores at Etisalat; Vodafone's Sanches joins Kaltura; African pay-TV market set for subscriber boom.
The Un-carrier gains nearly 2 million customers in the final quarter of 2019, but can it maintain its performance under new management and as the battlefield shifts to 5G?
New 5G spectrum allocation sparks partnership speculation in the world's biggest mobile market.
We discuss HBO Max, Peacock and more as the week of #CES2020 gets under way and service providers continue to stake their claims in the consumer subscription video business.
Communications service providers are accelerating the adoption of NFV and virtual networking in 2020-21, according to the results of an Ovum survey.
New operator-tailored version of Fire TV will bring competition to Google's Android TV Operator Tier as well as the cable industry-backed RDK platform.
Nesten is the latest company to try and create a user-made IoT network with its $3,600 G1 node.
Cable op also details a new multi-Gig-capable 'XB7' gateway that is equipped with WiFi 6 and low-latency features tailored for online gamers.
Apple is reportedly working on ways to connect its devices directly to satellites, a move that would bypass terrestrial 5G networks. But Apple is still expected to move forward with 5G iPhones this year too.
Dialogic’s software business expands Enghouse’s already sprawling product portfolio, beefing up its position in the enterprise video and unified communications market.
A battle is brewing between wireless carriers and utilities over whether 5G small cells can be installed on top of street lights. One problem? The street lights might fall over.
Liu Xiaoming says a 5G ban on the controversial Chinese vendor could damage relations between China and the UK.
Spanish firm's €6.4 billion M&A spree gives it tens of thousands of mobile tower assets in eight European countries.
Middle Eastern operator names Altiostar, Cisco and NEC as open RAN suppliers, but details of deployment remain thin.
Roku aims to wrest more control of the home entertainment ecosystem with certification program that tightly ties its software for smart TVs with third-party connected audio products.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi Arabia's Mobily opts for Ericsson; Ireland's data center dilemma; Sunrise appoints post-Swantee CFO.
And DOCSIS 4.0 specifications are expected to be completed in early 2020, CableLabs exec says.
The MTA has issued an RFP for companies that want to install cell service in the L train tunnel under the East River, building on existing service in underground subway stations.
Many telcos want to be major players in the IoT services market, but do they have what it takes? We asked the industry and our survey results show increasing faith in the telcos' ability to deliver.
TikiLive, a former Omniverse streaming partner, also claims it had a $40 million deal on the table before the Omniverse situation went south.
The acquisition is a big step in VMware's march from virtual machines to containers.
Devices still needed to connect major industrial equipment, buses and more, to 4G cellular networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight sells consumer streaming unit to Amazon; Cellnex continues shopping spree; Europe ahead in smart street lighting.
Dell said its new Latitude 9510 laptop will support 5G. But 5G providers shouldn't expect a boost to their revenues just yet.
A Wall Street analyst firm sat through the antitrust 'trial of the century' last month, and reached a firm conclusion: The judge in the case will probably block the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.
Taiwan's operators are seeking government assurances as 5G spectrum auction bids near $3 billion.
Orange has leaped into banking – should other telcos follow? Industry leaders respond in a Light Reading survey.
Xumo's free, ad-supported video streaming service has already been integrated with Comcast's X1 video platform.
Prominent next-generation networking executive leaves Deutsche Telekom to join Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad completes towers sale; Portuguese spectrum auction coming soon; O2 spreads the 5G love in the UK.
The Indian government has given the Chinese vendors a new year's gift.