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Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!
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1/13/2020  |  2 comments
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.
Axel Clauberg Quits DT to Join AWS
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1/2/2020  |  5 comments
Prominent next-generation networking executive leaves Deutsche Telekom to join Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile Warns of Slower Speeds During 'Network Congestion'
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12/18/2019  |  2 comments
Comcast plans to move its Xfinity Mobile customers to its 'second generation' plans in February. Those plans include an important new caveat: speeds will be slowed during periods of 'network congestion.'
Eurobites: Allez le Vente de 5G Spectrum!
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12/18/2019  |  2 comments
In today's regional roundup: The French government gives le lumière verte to the 5G license sale process; Huawei hints at European components production site; EE turns on its 5G service in six more locations (hello Sunderland!); Rohde & Schwarz's golden CATR reflector sees some action; mobile data prices in Africa; and more.
Podcast: Orange's Samir El Rashidy on the MSI Difference
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
12/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Samir El Rashidy explains Multisourcing Service Integration (MSI) – Orange's approach to helping companies select and manage the right network services and technology suppliers.
How Wireless Carriers Might Bring Private CBRS Networks Into the Fold
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2019  |  2 comments
Private wireless networks in the 3.5GHz CBRS band are all the rage, but they also represent an opportunity for the likes of AT&T and Verizon to dramatically improve their coverage inside smaller buildings.
AT&T Exec Hints That '5G Evolution' Is Faster Than T-Mobile's 5G
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
An AT&T executive hinted that forthcoming speed tests will find that AT&T's '5G E' branded connections are faster than T-Mobile's recently launched 5G service in its 600MHz spectrum.
Eurobites: London's Not Ready for 5G, Says Tech Lobby Group
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12/10/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia beefs up TV sports offer; Bearing Point/Beyond scores at Altibox; Ericsson's crystal balls; Boris bites back at the BBC.
Eurobites: Putin Plans Russian App Revolution
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12/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Trump threatens cheese war with France over tech titans tax; Sky plans major new TV studio; Nokia lands smart grid gig in Finland.
MEF19: Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on SD-WAN Adoption
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2019  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses new SD-WAN research he presented at MEF19 in Los Angeles, and why it's significant that cloud providers aren't part of MEF (yet).
Netrounds Joins Rakuten's Vendor Roster
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11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish network assurance specialist selected by high-profile greenfield Japanese network operator Rakuten Mobile.
MediaKind CTO: Adding Agility Will Shorten 'Feedback Loop' With Customers
CxO Spotlight  | 
11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Allen Broome says initiatives are underway to extend the Agile model and form a tighter integration bond with customers that, in turn, will accelerate the development and debut of new features and capabilities.
Japan's NTT Hires BearingPoint to Fix BSS Shortcomings
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2019  |  1 comment
The operator says the European platform provider comes with several attractive qualities that could provide a spur in the enterprise sector.
How Is Telco Transformation Like Soylent Green?
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
It's all about the people.
What Is the Biggest Threat to Today's Major Telecom Equipment Vendors?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/19/2019  |  5 comments
This is just one of the key questions the Light Reading team is pondering as we head into 2020.
Ribbon Reels in ECI, Offloads CEO
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11/15/2019  |  4 comments
No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?
Eurobites: Orange Plans New West African Backbone
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Germany tones up with Amdocs; all change at Telecom Italia; Telia/Bonnier deal gets EU approval.
Here Are the 25 Cities Where Dish Will Probably Build 5G First
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2019  |  1 comment
Dish promises to build a 5G network covering at least 70% of the US population by 2023. Based on new data from Tutela, here are the cities where Dish will probably start.
Sprint's Roaming Fight With Shentel Heads to Arbitration
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Shentel, a Sprint affiliate, said it can't agree to new roaming terms with the operator, so they're heading into arbitration instead. According to analysts, $5 million hangs in the balance.
What Europe's Top Telcos Are Doing with AI
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/6/2019  |  1 comment
At the Telco AI Summit Europe event in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue talks about how some of Europe's largest telecom operators, including BT, Orange and Telecom Italia, are using AI tools to optimize network processes – and how it isn't all tied to 5G.
BT's Domingos on the Evolution of Network Monitoring
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Software-Driven Operations event in London, BT's OSS Senior Solution Architect Manager José Domingos talks to Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw about the use of open source code to develop the UK operator's latest network monitoring tools.
Altice USA Adds a Mere 14K Mobile Lines in Q3
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11/6/2019  |  1 comment
Company expects mobile sales volumes to ramp up as it extends sales of its new mobile product beyond brick-and-mortar stores to online and digital distribution channels.
VMware Unveils 'Project Maestro' to Speed Network Virtualization
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11/5/2019  |  1 comment
VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.
Amdocs: Redefining & Accelerating 5G Rollouts
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Amdocs' 5G Fast portfolio accelerates efficient and scalable 5G deployments with software-driven automation, innovative analytics tools, and cross-equipment-vendor solutions for planning, design, integration, acceptance and optimization. We provide solutions that redefine how service providers approach 5G rollouts.
Telstra's Network & IT Transformation – Becoming a Software-Centric Organization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
For the Australian incumbent, reskilling an entire workforce is the route to a successful network and IT transformation.
Nokia Aims for Better 5G Days as Investors Panic
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10/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The Finnish vendor appears to have lost its way against Huawei and Ericsson in the 5G market and is under serious pressure to prove its doubters wrong.
Nokia Shares Nosedive 23% on 5G Woes
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10/24/2019  |  3 comments
Finnish vendor was trading at its lowest point in at least five years this morning after a gloomy update and signs it is struggling against 5G rivals.
Vodafone Idea Plots Cloud BSS Future With Optiva
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10/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The Indian operator is trying out the BSS specialist's cloud-based charging system at its commercial operations in the Punjab as part of its back-office evolution strategy.
Startup Wants to Help ISPs Turn Smart Home Customer Care Into a Profit Center
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10/21/2019  |  2 comments
Fresh off a $9 million funding round, Sweepr aims to help its ISP partners offer customer care as a service to makers of smart home devices and appliances.
DT's Access 4.0 Team Loses Its Cherry & Hits the Eggnog
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2019  |  1 comment
The German operator has a long list of vendors identified for its software-enabled broadband access project. What could possibly go wrong?
From Virtualization to Containerization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/21/2019  |  1 comment
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
Eurobites: Ericsson Adds Brain-Power to Its RAN Technology
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10/21/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON trials 5G in Kazakhstan; T-Systems launches private cloud trial with VMware; Openet and Evergent combine on BSS.
Broadband World Forum: What's Beyond the Fiber?
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
I've been in Amsterdam this week at the annual Broadband World Forum event – here's what sunk into my grey matter.
Remembering Analyst Michael Howard
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2019  |  16 comments
One of the industry's most well known and respected figures, analyst Michael Howard, has passed away.
Ericsson Lifts Outlook as It Targets a Bigger Role in China
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor expects 2020 sales to be at least 9% higher than last year's figure and has also raised guidance for profitability.
Optiva CEO Danielle Royston Uses the Cloud to Stand Out From the Crowd
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
Startup Celona Targets Private LTE & 5G for Enterprise
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10/15/2019  |  1 comment
Celona, a startup stemming from CommScope's purchase of Ruckus, is targeting the market for enterprises building their own private 5G and LTE wireless networks, eschewing WiFi.
Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers
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10/11/2019  |  3 comments
Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.
Comcast Blames Software Glitch for Broadband Data Meter Error
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10/10/2019  |  3 comments
In a small edge case that affected about 2,000 customers, Comcast says it fixed the technical issue and is crediting affected accounts for any erroneous charges and giving those subs an additional $50 credit.
Altice Cooks Up RDK-Powered Broadband Gateways
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10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Altice Labs has introduced a family of broadband gateways for DOCSIS and FTTP networks that utilizes an open source software platform managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global & Charter.
AT&T's Wheelus: From Mechanization to Automation
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
MyRepublic: 'Redefining the Economics of Telco'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.
Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks
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10/8/2019  |  2 comments
Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.
Eurobites: Cellnex Buys Arqiva's Towers Unit for £2B
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netcracker lands OSS deal with Deutsche Telekom; Nokia hopes to make squillions from Quillion chipset; Telia Norway goes all in with Ericsson for 5G RAN.
Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.
Evolving Service Assurance to Support 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Among the many considerations facing network operators as they make the leap into the 5G world, service assurance is right up there with the toughest, as CSP executives will explain at the upcoming Software-Driven Operations summit in London.
The 'Ostiguide' to Observability
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
At 5G Asia, Accedian's founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Ostiguy explains the difference between 'observability' and visibility for monitoring and service assurance of 5G networks.
Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS
The Philter  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
Revamping the IT Stack for 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.
ETSI Tackles AI Security
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10/2/2019  |  Post a comment
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
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