Light Reading is ringing in the New Year by offering up some practical resolutions that can help carriers and vendors better compete, make money and plan their strategic moves in 2015.
VNF, DevOps, IaaS and FTTdp are among the technology acronyms that came into increasingly common usage in 2014.
Communications service providers of all types need to figure out what role they will play in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
Comlink COO John Summersett discusses his company's eight-state fiber network from Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit.
Drew Gilpin, head of sales and marketing at New Zealand telco Kordia, sees SDN as a way to achieve a more efficient use of capital.
AT the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, cloud guru Joe Weinman talks about the strategic advantages that a combination of networks and IT can now deliver.
We're expecting major news from the Service Provider IT (SPIT) fraternity next year.
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
Amdocs CEO Eli Gelman talks data analytics, NFV, acquisitions and much more in an exclusive video interview.
EE's Director of Network Strategy David Salam discusses how data growth on its wireless network is driving business transformation and the move to 5G for the UK-based carrier.
'Disruptive' vendors, open source community and academia all play a role in helping major telecom operator reshape its internal culture, says exec
Australian operator to acquire subsea network and data center operator to boost its South-East Asia presence.
Affirmed Networks is lending its NFV cloud to Elephant Talk's SDN software to make a fully virtualized evolved packet core for operators in Europe and the Middle East.
New streamlined methodologies for data processing, analysis and storage are needed for testing virtualized network functions.
Internet of Things networking protocol group Thread Group names UL its go-to outfit for IoT product testing.
There's a whole lotta cramming going on as T-Mobile agrees to pay $90M for unjust billing practices, following AT&T's $105 million settlement and Sprint's ongoing lawsuit.
The open source SDN organization has formed a dedicated team following disclosure of a serious security flaw that remained unaddressed for four months.
At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development at CenturyLink, talks about how the US operator is approaching virtual network functions from an operational and business case perspective.
Network operators have a unique opportunity to develop and profit from IoT-as-a-service propositions.
In addition to adding IBM SoftLayer to its roster of hyper-scale cloud connections, Equinix Cloud Exchange now offers APIs for real-time turnup.
The Netdump security flaw, first reported in August, can allow an attacker to take over an SDN network.
Support for both physical and virtual resources is important to carriers making the transition to NFV while supporting legacy physical assets.
Along with announcing Data Stash, its plan to let customers rollover unused data, T-Mobile shares updates about its LTE network progress and mentions plans for a 2G shutdown.
More pictures from Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland.
Cloud enablement partnerships between traditional communications service providers and cloud specialists are set to proliferate in the coming years.
US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
Technology guru John Donovan pledges to make AT&T's network 75% software-defined by 2020.
Riverbed Technology ends a year of drama and acquisition offers by agreeing to be bought by a private equity firm and teachers pension plan.
The rise of virtualization shifts value from hardware to software but the business models for pricing that are far from clear.
Latest acquisition adds big data and analytics capabilities to both CenturyLink's cloud services portfolio and its IT services roster.
The Internet of Everything will require analytics built into routers and other edge devices, says Cisco.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in line for ZTE's Ethiopian business; SFR goes large on big data; Google in partial Russian pull-out.
Cisco introduced a suite of applications for carriers and enterprises designed to improve network operations, mobility, retail efficiency and more.
Telekom Austria's CTO is devising a training course that can help all of his company's staff prepare for the transition to NFV.
Communications service providers are looking to play an integral role in the M2M (machine-to-machine) value chain, but it's not easy.
Hosting specialist's special mix of commercial technology and home-grown software allows its enterprise customers to mix-and-match cloud with bare metal servers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia opens mobile security center in Berlin; AlcaLu's new EMEA man; KPN cuts jobs in business unit.
At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
Security is the most important trend for future networks, according to Heavy Reading's 2020 Vision survey, but it requires organizational changes and a change in mindset.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster uploads in Finland; Altice agrees to buy Portugal Telecom; Swisscom buys IT company.
A select group of industry executives has gathered in Iceland to discuss the future of networks, services, skills, strategies and the role of service provider IT.
Light Reading's first 2020 Vision Executive Summit promises to be the 'Davos for telecom' -- but first, some pictures of the event's beautiful backdrop of Iceland.
All four of the big US operators have changed their tune on iOTT messaging providers, blocking their services and demanding increased fees, HeyWire says.
The ETSI NFV Industry Specifications Group has met for the final time in its 'Phase 1' and has set some objectives for Phase 2.
Ericsson says data security must move beyond a perimeter-centric approach.
New Amdocs research suggests carrier-grade WiFi connections will jump from 14% of total WiFi hotspots today to 72% in 2018.
Ciena deepens its software strategy with offerings to help service providers sell VNFs on demand to enterprises.
New Heavy Reading research shows that service providers still have work to do in improving order management for business services customers.
Sprint's promotion to halve the service pricing plans of those switching from AT&T or Verizon isn't as good as it seems when you factor in the new device requirements.
'Networks are back!' is one of the key messages from Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes, who also talks about the vendor's financial rehabilitation.
Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon, who is also Alcatel-Lucent CTO, talks about the network of 2020, the role of R&D and his recent brush with U2's Bono.
Fast-growing cloud service platform providers such as AppDirect bring telcos closer to their business customers.