The US International Trade Commission ruled on Thursday that Arista wrongfully used Cisco intellectual property.
Because smartphones go where traditional cameras can't.
Comcast and Alarm.com have signed deals to split up and acquire Icontrol.
The takeover of Webpass will take Google Fiber into new urban markets and offer a fixed-wireless technology that could have a major impact in the future.
Downloading may be the one killer feature Netflix doesn't have yet.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia Sparkle takes AWS Direct Connect to Israel; Liberty Global creates European WiFi network; CityFibre does deal with Level 3.
Creating a strong security strategy is front of mind for players in the IoT space. Jason Porter of AT&T tackles the toughest IoT security challenges today at Upskill U.
Adds an important piece to Red Hat's cloud and application stack.
AT&T is now set on Narrowband-LTE -- rather than LoRA or other options -- for cellular IoT services.
CenturyLink is setting its cap at SD-WAN services for its business customers as a way to meet enterprise demands for high-speed network services.
Connecting public and private clouds running Windows and Linux.
MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
Viewing is up, but performance isn't suffering.
The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was the automation of network operations to support 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica throws in its 5G lot with Huawei; Norway's Broadnet upgrades with Coriant; Finland's Setera drives expansion with Mitel.
India's operators are facing a slowdown in data consumption amid the rollout of 4G services and intense competition.
Embedded analytics are opening a new frontier to enhancing customer experience, but challenges remain. Juan F. Gorricho of The Walt Disney Company will address these challenges in an Upskill U course at 1PM ET today.
Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry.
Former Google exec being groomed as a future leader quits company after CEO Masayoshi Son says he will stay on longer than originally planned.
Sprint and Ericsson get cookin' with a 5G test outside a football stadium.
The Apstra Operating System is designed to provide holistic vendor-neutral network management and automation.
As data traffic continues to expand quickly each year, demand for 400G connections also expands, making way for numerous opportunities for vendors who make 400G components.
'Very few companies will own their own data centers,' says AWS CEO Andy Jassy.
The rise of CBS All Access, and the network's own original content, shows that the decline of free TV has begun.
Clive Selley, the CEO at BT's Openreach access network division, is increasing the UK incumbent's investment in fiber-to-the-premises to lay the foundations for 5G backhaul as well as meet enterprise broadband needs.
Japanese telco looks to reduce debts through a sale of its majority stake in one of the world's biggest developers of online games.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone boss warns against Brexit; Rostelecom and Huawei begin subsea link; FreedomPop makes model pay in UK.
Swedish operator sells off Spanish unit to focus on Nordic and Baltic regions and buys Finnish fiber operator Anvia.
Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
Drahi's cable group says Dexter Goei will take charge of US business while former Alcatel-Lucent boss oversees all global operations.
Developments in cable broadband, in particular DOCSIS 3.1, dominated the recent ANGA COM event in Cologne, Germany.
The reconfigured board at Marvell is moving rapidly to repopulate management offices while paying dividends and announcing products and activities aimed at assuring investors and customers that the company is fundamentally sound.
FCC to vote on opening up high-band spectrum for 5G uses next month, as Wheeler proposes opening vast swathes of mmWave spectrum in the US.
Live TV is dead. Long live live streaming.
Combination of fiber assets expected to meet growing demand for wireless backhaul services in US market.
Twitter acquires visual processing company Magic Pony Technology.
Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding?
In a continental coming-out party for cable's new broadband spec, European cable operators embrace gigabit speeds that DOCSIS 3.1 promises to deliver.
Container orchestration for non-super-geniuses.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bigs up new router; TalkTalk boss sees pay hike; Ericsson 'fesses up to Greek probe; Virgin deal with UKTV.
The banking sector expertise of Vodafone's European boss will help MTN develop a new strategy, says the African operator.
Computing company is looking to raise funds after agreeing to spend $67 billion on a takeover of EMC last year.
Claire McHugh, CEO and co-founder of video application startup Axonista, explains why TV isn't dead, it's morphing into something incredible.
Microsoft is partnering with Kind Financial, a Los Angeles startup, to offer cloud (ha ha no seriously) software to help governments ensure marijuana businesses remain regulatory compliant.
Control of the user interface is a lot more important to pay-TV providers than control of the set-top box.
Google Fiber got a tax incentive to bring gigabit broadband to Oregon, but now it faces a new fee in its updated franchise agreement with the city of Portland.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK broadband providers slam 'fiber taxes'; DT considers bid for web hosting firm; Liberty Global backs Remain campaign.
This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders talk diversity and pressure; Saudi Arabia and Pakistan make small progress for women; and more.
SDN, NFV and digitalization will probably not help telcos overcome the OTT threat. That does not mean they are not important.
In this final blog of a three-part series, Jeff Gordon examines what operators hope to gain from going down the converged service layer route.
Pankaj Patel, soon to retire from Cisco after 30 years in telecom, shares a few leadership secrets with the BCE audience.
The ever-changing landscape of security threats is driving service providers to rethink traditional security measures. Tune in to 'Big Data Analytics & Network Security' with Masergy to boost your security strategies.
I love my Martian Notifier. But it was not a love that was meant to last.
Improvements to messaging, voice recognition and customer privacy were on the menu for enterprise cloud at Apple's big developers' conference this week.
Charter is now de-emphasizing sales of the Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome service for security and home automation.
All your droids are belong to us.
LinkedIn has ambitious plans to migrate its infrastructure to a private cloud, but the social network's acquisition by Microsoft places that in doubt.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC proposes wholesale roaming charge cuts; MBNL heads to Ireland for service assurance; Orange Money makes French connection.
AT&T's Toby Ford used his BCE keynote to update on the operator's virtualization journey – and to point out a few potential NFV pitfalls for others to avoid.
Ericsson readies network software to enable operators to develop 5G-type apps on 4G networks.
South Korean technology giant says acquisition will give it a platform to support the rollout of new cloud offerings.
The acquisition will add QLogic's connectivity and storage products to Cavium's processors to present a broader product portfolio to data center customers.
As network operators and vendors are preparing for 5G systems, antenna research and development (R&D) is expanding to help meet the performance requirements that will be needed in the very near future.
New York State approves Altice acquisition of Cablevision.
Tetration Analytics is designed to automate monitoring 'every packet, every flow, every speed' in data centers.
Startup Barefoot Networks has introduced a programmable switch that has the potential to upend the switch IC market, and may have profound effects on data center architecture. It also just happens to double the switching speed record.
Mohu is upcycling set-tops into new HDTV antennas.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach targets SMEs; Finnish tech startups struggle for staff; Huawei does the math in Paris.
Operator names a new consumer boss in the Netherlands and needs a new CEO and CFO for the struggling business.
Deep-dive into Big Data Analytics with Upskill U. Sachin Katti of Stanford kicks off a new learning module with Analytics & Virtualization 101.
Nokia's Steve Vogelsang discusses the complexity of NFV and how the New IP Agency (NIA) can help hack a path through the virtualization jungle.
Sprint's Nelly Pitocco explains how gender roles get ingrained in us from a young age and how women can break down these subtle biases in the industry.
Sprint is doing mmWave pre-5G tests in stadiums, but its CTO tells us that 2.5GHz will still be its initial push for 5G.
Operators have firmly identified VNF architecture as the next hurdle on the critical path to NFV, and the clamor for cloud-native VNFs is growing rapidly.
Two companies with complementary missions and business challenges hope the sum is bigger than the parts.
SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.
Microsoft and Sony plan their entry into the world of VR gaming.
The US Appeals Court for the DC Circuit rules in favor of the FCC in net neutrality decision.
Service provider reckons cultural transformation is the biggest challenge it faces as it works on digitalizing its business.
Addition of multi-cloud management platform and integration into CL Cloud will enable major flexibility for enterprise IT customers.
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
Acquisition of ElasticBox pushes CSP deeper into enterprise IT efforts to manage applications and services across hybrid clouds, containers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tools up its 5G Garage; Nokia unveils Smart Home solution; Apple Pay for Orange Cash customers.
Intel's Lynn Comp offers insights into the telco cloud transformation journey, which takes in the Trough of Disillusionment but thankfully the Slope of Enlightenment too.
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
The best Twitter jokes about Apple's big spring news.
'The future of TV is apps.' (Stop me if you've heard this one...)
Unifies compute, storage, networking and security in a single view, accelerating VMware's transition from server virtualization to cloud.
Commercial narrow band LTE for IoT networking could arrive by late-2017, says AT&T radio guru.
Giant European research and education network is deploying SDN-enabled network gear from Infinera and an ONOS-based SDN controller to improve network control and reduce costs.
In a massive deal, Microsoft is buying the business-focused social networking site for $26.2 billion in cash.
Finnish vendor announces China Mobile as customer of its AirScale basestation technology and says the operator will make use of various other fixed and mobile products.
The industry is buzzing about an imminent split-up and acquisition of Icontrol by Comcast and Alarm.com.
Struggling maker of Norton antivirus software gets a new CEO and a chance to rekindle its security sector fortunes with takeover move.
New security report details how businesses lack the proper plans for how to respond when cybersecurity attacks succeed in breaching their networks.
Ex-Gigamon sales VP Mike Hoffman specializes in customer 'land and expand.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT cautions against 'Brexit'; Orange completes Kenyan sale; why SMEs shouldn't lose mobile phones.
At Upskill U, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan addresses security solutions in the NFV environment.
Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering for Facebook's network infrastructure, explains how the social media giant is reaching out to the telecom industry to help connect the world's unconnected.
A president at the sketch-to-scale vendor shares thoughts on how technology will improve the world, why cyber kids are crucial to Flex's culture of innovation and more.
As niche OTT services abound, they could shatter the business model for the pay-TV industry's traditional fat bundles.
Endless Computing is building an emerging-markets business model around sales of a very old-school device.
Two steps down from the CEO's office, just like before. But quite a twisty path to get there.
CableLabs' security maven says the organization is looking at SDN and NFV, and how those technologies can potentially mitigate security problems, and be used to put in multiple layers of defense.
Nokia's latest acquisition is a sign that there's money to be made in helping cablecos deliver gigabit services.
CEO and others leave as the board seeks a new direction.
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH body gets new director; Singapore takes a chunk of Ireland's eir; EE opens up emergency network to rivals.
On Light Reading's Upskill U, Chris McReynolds of Level 3 tackles latency challenges in cloud networks, explores SDN use cases and covers end-to-end hybrid cloud solutions.
This week in our WiC roundup: Ellen Pao soldiers on; Indian women seek workforce inclusion; companies led by women make more money; and more.
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens, who also sits on the board of Wipro and is executive chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, talks at BCE 2016 about the importance of partnerships and collaboration and how the US should do more to embrace international innovation.
Supports Windows and Linux, bare metal and virtual machines in public and private cloud environments.
The 18-year veteran head of Cisco's service provider business resigned in March, but he's staying on until the end of next month.
Nokia plans to acquire cable access architecture specialist Gainspeed.
Alphabet has big city plans.
RJio has finally started offering a 4G service to the general Indian public.
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg says Agile methodologies do not mean chaos for service providers and they play a key role in the transformation to New IP networks.
Fifth-biggest US operator becomes third network partner for Google's MVNO service.
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of access architecture for Cox, says fiber is hot but hybrid fiber-coax is still cool for cable.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tesco offers mobile ads for bill discounts; Russia settles with Google over app pre-loading issues; our thumbs are getting fatter.
Dave Wolter brings the BCE crowd up to speed with Ma Bell's 5G moves. (But, hey, it's about so much more than speed...)
Mobile operator and pay-TV company come together in a deal that should help them address the growing challenge from traditional and OTT players.
Produced in partnership with Ericsson, Cisco, Intel and Oracle, the Virtuapedia is the ultimate information source for people, companies, standards groups, ecosystems, products and services that are building the new virtualized economy.
Nico Fishbach at Colt provides insight into the cultural and operational challenges of migrating to a next-generation network architecture.
Grab your headset.
WISI hopes to win over more independent operator customers with Aereo tech.
It's all about viewership.
Swedish cable company says move will help it expand in the country's SDU market.
The need for service provider collaboration on next-generation network security innovation is my key takeaway from a brief visit to the InfoSecurity show in London.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 'Snoopers' charter' closer to becoming law in UK; Vodafone does smart parking with Huawei; Bouygues' Objenious in IoT link-up.
Cisco could be a leading suitor for F5 Networks, which is reported to be assessing a number of takeover offers.
Looks to grow beyond roots, as private cloud may lack a long-term future.
CommScope's Pinder Chauhan advises women in comms to be lifelong learners in an industry of constant change, to find what motivates them and to make a difference.
Yahoo is reportedly looking into the sale of search, advertising and cloud technology patents.
Vodafone's group head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, takes a deep dive into Vodafone Ocean, the operator's transformation strategy.
Texas hold 'em? Verizon wireless broadband subscribers in Texas experience 53% longer latencies than do T-Mobile's – 129 milliseconds to 84ms. Sprint and AT&T subs experience latencies at right about the group average of 105ms.
The moral of the story: Don't make your vendors mad.
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) CEO Sandeep Bhatnagar sits down at BCE 2016 to discuss digital transformation with Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders.
The emergence of commercial NB-IoT services in 2017 may trouble the supporters of rival LPWAN technologies.
For Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, it's all about the customer experience, and how to make it better.
With 4K support, multiscreen access and a voice-controlled UI, what's not to like?
Portland facility marks one of first deployments of Amazon Direct Connect outside major metro area, and one of first with Megaport SDN fabric.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G for Italy; Nokia tech powers Swissgrid; UK companies using wrong devices.
T-Mobile's Un-carrier 11 makes customers the boss, says Legere.
Verizon is thought to have made a $3 billion offer for Yahoo assets during a second round of bidding.
Panelists at Austin's WiC event agreed it's incumbent on women to seize opportunities in comms, but men also need to get involved to help level the playing field.
Using processing expertise it picked up in its acquisition of EZchip, Mellanox announced its first set of processors for networking and storage applications.
Online video is growing a lot faster than managed IP video.
The foursome known as 'MPLS' led SDN innovation for Cisco, and are leaving out of a 'disconnect' with their roles in a recent company reorganization.
Open source group Cloud Native Computing Foundation wants more telecom operators to join its user group and make their needs known.
What does it mean when a cable guy heads to Google, er, Alphabet?
AT&T adds Nokia to 5G trials, expands the test sites and claims speeds of over 10 Gbit/s in initial trials with Ericsson.
In a questionable call, the cable trade group is planning to hold its INTX show next year at the same time as NAB's big trade show in Las Vegas.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 wants Ofcom to put the brakes on BT/EE's spectrum-snaffling; Amino on the up; Vodacom trials carrier aggregation tech with Huawei.
What is test and measurement? This is most decidedly not just an academic question – it's at the heart of some deeply felt consternation arising from this year's Leading Lights Awards.
Telecom has responded with enthusiasm to AT&T's release of detailed information on its approach to revamping its operations systems for virtualization.
Marie Hattar explains how she managed to channel the experience of hitting the glass ceiling in engineering into a positive career change for her.
Intuit is going all in on Amazon Web Services.
Sprint streamed a 4K video and performed a virtual reality test with 73GHz pre-standard 5G equipment from Nokia.
Brocade's Kelly Herrell has seen the future of networking and it's all about everything – and he means everything! – as a service.
Ting is ready to bring gigabit service to Holly Springs, North Carolina, following earlier deployments in Charlottesville, Va. and Westminster, Md.
Exit stage left.
More sights from Austin, the site of Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
This week in our WiC roundup: The richest women in the world; Bill and Melinda Gates aim to end workplace disparity; the rise of the female CDO; and more.
In his keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg revisits the concept of the software-defined operator, and explains what the German giant is doing to turn New IP hype into reality.
US authorities are demanding to see information about Huawei's exports to blacklisted countries.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Regulators dig in on net neutrality; German CDN taps Zayo; Samsung Pay makes European debut in Spain.
The worry is that the on-premises software business could 'evaporate' in three years, as happened with AT&T's wireline business.
Revisit the Leading Lights awards dinner with pictures from the big event, including pics of our three winners accepting their trophies.
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.
Despite vocal criticism, Wheeler is still pushing hard to 'Unlock the Box.'
Profits slide on higher revenues but beat analyst expectations as company positions itself for DCI and software sales.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Actility's new boss; IBM buys EZsource; BT does cloud business; Gemalto chosen for Helsinki transport ticketing.
The next generation of wireless technology represents a fundamental change that needs to accommodate all kinds of applications, radio technology and core network needs.
Join Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and ECI's Jonathan Homa as they discuss the challenges and some possible solutions providers will face as their networks approach the Shannon Limit. As OTT services garner demand, service providers will need to decide how to move towards a more elastic transport network so they can create tiered, shared bandwidth services similar to those available in other industries.
Taking in the sights on two wheels, wearing a helmet.
But Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners in the Cloud28+ program will need to generate revenue and customer wins to succeed.
Indian service provider backs LoRa over rival LPWAN technologies such as Sigfox and Ingenu.
APIs are rapidly becoming the lingua franca of digital business, and the TM Forum is aiming to apply their benefits across the entire IoT digital value chain.
Demandware will become the foundation of a 'billion dollar cloud' for Salesforce, company head Marc Benioff says.
Google Fiber makes a rare update announcement for Fiber TV.
At BCE in Austin, Upskill U moved out of the virtual classroom and hosted two Upskill U LIVE sessions on 5G and mobile video.
Researchers at the University of Madison-Wisconson are taking the concept of 5G wearables to the next level.
Pankaj Patel, Cisco's departing Chief Development Officer, visits the Big Communications Event (BCE) and talks about his 20 years at the networking giant and how John Chambers instilled a customer-centric culture at the company.
Network operator joins federal Better Buildings Challenge and promises to lower key data center energy consumption by 25%.
Who will control the next generation of user interfaces?
Verizon is planning a broad deployment of fixed wireless services using 5G technology.
It's not enough to be good at tech; you also have to be influential and capable of developing a business case, Intel's Lynn Comp tells WiC.
See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.
...and western Europe will lead the way. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Huawei go to work on Madrid; telco grands fromages descend on Brussels; Orange PoPs up in Jordan.
Japanese telco announces plans to sell shares in Chinese e-commerce player so that it can pay off debts.
Good times and good learning in Austin at Light Reading's annual flagship event.
The company just announced its ThunderX2 system on a chip (SoC), which Cavium believes stacks up very favorably against Intel's line of processors for data center and cloud applications, including NFV, big data analysis, network storage and security.