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LR's 14 New Year's Resolutions for Telecom
News Analysis  | 
12/31/2014  |  5 comments
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.
Some Abbreviated Thoughts on Acronyms
DOS Attack  | 
12/31/2014  |  5 comments
VNF, DevOps, IaaS and FTTdp are among the technology acronyms that came into increasingly common usage in 2014.
Will 2015 Bring IoT Resolution for Operators?
The Gigabot  | 
12/31/2014  |  6 comments
Communications service providers of all types need to figure out what role they will play in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
Comlink Talks New Apps, Targets Healthcare
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/30/2014  |  1 comment
Comlink COO John Summersett discusses his company's eight-state fiber network from Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit.
Kordia Spies SDN Efficiencies
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/30/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
Networks & IT: Now It's Strategic!
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
Who Will Make the SPIT Headlines in 2015?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
We're expecting major news from the Service Provider IT (SPIT) fraternity next year.
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
Shades of Ray  | 
12/26/2014  |  Post a comment
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
Amdocs CEO Interview
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/23/2014  |  3 comments
Amdocs CEO Eli Gelman talks data analytics, NFV, acquisitions and much more in an exclusive video interview.
EE Talks Biz Transformation on Road to 5G
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
AT&T Seeks Help on Culture Change Issues
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2014  |  1 comment
'Disruptive' vendors, open source community and academia all play a role in helping major telecom operator reshape its internal culture, says exec
Telstra Snaps Up Pacnet for $697M
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2014  |  2 comments
Australian operator to acquire subsea network and data center operator to boost its South-East Asia presence.
Affirmed & Elephant Talk Build a Virtual EPC
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
Testing of NFV Requires Industry to Mature
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/22/2014  |  1 comment
New streamlined methodologies for data processing, analysis and storage are needed for testing virtualized network functions.
Thread Connects With UL for IoT Testing
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2014  |  3 comments
Internet of Things networking protocol group Thread Group names UL its go-to outfit for IoT product testing.
T-Mobile to Pay $90M for Cramming Crimes
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2014  |  6 comments
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.
OpenDaylight Establishes Security Team
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2014  |  2 comments
The open source SDN organization has formed a dedicated team following disclosure of a serious security flaw that remained unaddressed for four months.
CenturyLink: Building the Case for NFV
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/19/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
IoT: The Future Is Bright for Operators
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/19/2014  |  8 comments
Network operators have a unique opportunity to develop and profit from IoT-as-a-service propositions.
Equinix Speeds Cloud Provisioning via APIs
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2014  |  1 comment
In addition to adding IBM SoftLayer to its roster of hyper-scale cloud connections, Equinix Cloud Exchange now offers APIs for real-time turnup.
OpenDaylight Patches 'Serious Vulnerability' – After Four Months
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
The Netdump security flaw, first reported in August, can allow an attacker to take over an SDN network.
HP's NFV Director Merges Physical, Virtual
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2014  |  1 comment
Support for both physical and virtual resources is important to carriers making the transition to NFV while supporting legacy physical assets.
T-Mobile Deploys 700MHz, Starts Data Rollover
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2014  |  3 comments
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.
2020 Vision Photos: Night Sight
Slide Shows  | 
12/16/2014  |  4 comments
More pictures from Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland.
Cloud Expansion Paves Way for Partnerships
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Cloud enablement partnerships between traditional communications service providers and cloud specialists are set to proliferate in the coming years.
US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/16/2014  |  1 comment
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.
AT&T Touts SDN Push, Seeks Talent
Rewired  | 
12/16/2014  |  3 comments
Technology guru John Donovan pledges to make AT&T's network 75% software-defined by 2020.
Thoma, Teachers Fund Win Riverbed's Hand
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2014  |  2 comments
Riverbed Technology ends a year of drama and acquisition offers by agreeing to be bought by a private equity firm and teachers pension plan.
Telecom Faces Virtualization Pricing Issue
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2014  |  4 comments
The rise of virtualization shifts value from hardware to software but the business models for pricing that are far from clear.
Cognilytics Deal Speeds CenturyLink's Big Data Play
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Latest acquisition adds big data and analytics capabilities to both CenturyLink's cloud services portfolio and its IT services roster.
Cisco Builds Analytics Into Network Edge
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2014  |  2 comments
The Internet of Everything will require analytics built into routers and other edge devices, says Cisco.
Eurobites: BT Mobile M&A Plot Thickens
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2014  |  2 comments
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 Makes Big Analytics Push
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2014  |  10 comments
Cisco introduced a suite of applications for carriers and enterprises designed to improve network operations, mobility, retail efficiency and more.
Telekom Austria Plans NFV Boot Camp
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2014  |  3 comments
Telekom Austria's CTO is devising a training course that can help all of his company's staff prepare for the transition to NFV.
Telcos Target a Piece of the M2M Action
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers are looking to play an integral role in the M2M (machine-to-machine) value chain, but it's not easy.
SDN Drives Codero's Flexible Hybrid Clouds
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
Eurobites: Ericsson's Radio Dot Goes Live
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2014  |  5 comments
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.
2020 Vision: A First View
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/9/2014  |  3 comments
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 Suffers From 'Not My Job' Mentality
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2014  |  14 comments
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.
Eurobites: Telenor Strikes 5-Year Deal With Huawei
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster uploads in Finland; Altice agrees to buy Portugal Telecom; Swisscom buys IT company.
Who Has 2020 Vision?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/8/2014  |  2 comments
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.
Photos: Velkomin til Íslands!
Slide Shows  | 
12/8/2014  |  6 comments
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.
HeyWire Accuses Operators of Censorship
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2014  |  13 comments
All four of the big US operators have changed their tune on iOTT messaging providers, blocking their services and demanding increased fees, HeyWire says.
ETSI NFV Group Sets Phase 2 Agenda
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2014  |  1 comment
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 Calls for Data-Centric Security Approach
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2014  |  2 comments
Ericsson says data security must move beyond a perimeter-centric approach.
Investments on the Rise for Carrier-Grade WiFi
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2014  |  3 comments
New Amdocs research suggests carrier-grade WiFi connections will jump from 14% of total WiFi hotspots today to 72% in 2018.
Ciena Amps Up Software Play, Attacks VNF 'Agility Gap'
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Ciena deepens its software strategy with offerings to help service providers sell VNFs on demand to enterprises.
CSPs Seek New World Order
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2014  |  1 comment
New Heavy Reading research shows that service providers still have work to do in improving order management for business services customers.
Sprint Halves Rivals' Pricing Plans... Sorta
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/3/2014  |  2 comments
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.
Interview: Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
'Networks are back!' is one of the key messages from Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes, who also talks about the vendor's financial rehabilitation.
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