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5G Was Rushed to Market – It Shows
DanoVision  | 
5/9/2019  |  1 comment
The global wireless industry rushed a barebones version of the 5G standard out the door so it could get to market more quickly. Today's 5G certainly reflects that haste.
Verizon: Fully Virtualized 5G Core to Launch in 1 to 2 Years
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon currently uses a 4G LTE IMS core from Nokia for its 5G offerings. But in the next 1 to 2 years, the operator has said it will shift to a standalone, fully virtualized 5G core for its 5G services.
AT&T & Verizon's Battle Over Public Safety Spills Into 5G
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2019  |  1 comment
The public safety market – totaling up to 20 million potential customers – is the setting for an increasingly heated battle between AT&T and Verizon. And 5G looks to be the latest weapon that Verizon plans to wield.
MWC19: A Soft Embrace for the Public Cloud
Shades of Ray  | 
3/5/2019  |  1 comment
The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.
Dish Network Aspires to Be America's Rakuten in 5G
DanoVision  | 
3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite analyst skepticism, Dish executives continue to argue that the company will be able to make a splash with a new, nationwide 5G network. And Japan's Rakuten appears to offer some evidence to support those claims.
Mavenir's Billion-Dollar Blueprint
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2018  |  3 comments
Ambitious software-only messaging and mobile core applications specialist targets major equipment vendors as it aims to become a billion-dollar business within four years.
Metaswitch VP Talks IMS & Career Refreshes
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
5/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Service providers are refreshing their IMS and looking for real cloud native IMS functions, according to Micaela Giuhat, Metaswitch's VP of product management, Cloud Native Core, who shares her thoughts on everything from container-based approach to VNFs to her experiences and advice as a leading woman in comms.
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Verizon Puts UC in Its Wireless Network
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
New One Talk capabilities target midsized and multi-site businesses with collaboration tools built right into the Verizon Wireless network.
5G Pushes Carriers Toward Cloud-Native NFV
Column  | 
9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile edge computing (MEC) and a cloud-native core are necessary ingredients for the future 5G NFV network, argues Ian Maclean of Metaswitch.
Sprint Builds Out Virtualization Plans
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  1 comment
COO says operator is building towards 5G, adds Metaswitch and Mavenir as virtualization vendors.
Will Messaging Market Leave Telecom Behind?
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2017  |  8 comments
Chatbot and messaging platform entrepreneur warns that telecom network operators are about to be left behind if they don't move quickly on RCS.
IMS: The Faithful Bedfellow of MNOs Everywhere
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/22/2017  |  1 comment
IMS hit the top of its hype curve a long time ago and now it's delivering on its promises – but it still needs sophisticated test tools to keep it honest.
OrbTV: EE Talks Emergency Services & 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Tom Bennett, director of network services and devices for EE, talks to Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, about the service provider's approach to emergency services and the move to 5G.
Oracle, Tech Mahindra Deliver VoLTE-aaS
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Turnkey managed services offering claims to get wireless network operators into the VoLTE business in three to six months.
Metaswitch Eyes VoLTE With OpenCloud Buy
News Analysis  | 
2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Combined company will have pure software VoLTE solution with platform for developing new services including mobile UC.
ZTE Scores NFV Deal at Telefónica
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor gets chance to prove its worth with a virtual IMS deployment that will cover seven markets in Latin America.
Mitel to Offload Mobile Unit to Xura for $350M+
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2016  |  2 comments
Less than two years after buying its mobile unit, Mitel is selling to Xura, the messaging and UC business owned by Siris Capital.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Repels Malware Attack on Customers' Routers
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone counts BT's 'excess profits;' CityFibre targets business parks; Nokia soups up vectoring in Denmark; ship's anchor drags on Jersey's connectivity.
Metaswitch, HPE Seek Integration Inspiration
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2016  |  1 comment
Metaswitch's virtualized IMS is now integrated into HPE's Helion orchestration platform, with the vendors hoping both get a boost.
Sonus Snaps Up Taqua for $20M
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2016  |  2 comments
Sonus adds to its IP voice technology capabilities and enhances its NFV plans with the acquisition of Taqua, but will stop short of renaming itself Staqua.
Siris Capital Takes Xura Private in $643M Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Xura, formerly known as Comverse, has been acquired by Siris Capital Group for $643 million.
Apple Seeks 5G Interoperability Know-How
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Apple is now searching for an engineer familiar with the 5G standardization process.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  34 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Vodafone Demands More From NFV Vendors
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2016  |  4 comments
Industry alignment is needed on pricing models and VNF onboarding, notes Vodafone's Head of SDN and NFV David Amzallag in his BCE keynote presentation.
Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
Column  | 
5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.
Convergence of the Service Layers
Column  | 
5/6/2016  |  Post a comment
The conclusions of a new survey, commissioned by OpenCloud and conducted by Heavy Reading, suggests that the move towards converged service layers is now well underway.
LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
With more and more businesses seeking mobility solutions, cable operators have the chance to carve out an even larger share of the commercial market.
Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time
Shades of Ray  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.
Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!
Genband Wins Round 1 in Court Clash With Metaswitch
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The IP technology middleweights are going head-to-head in an intellectual property punch-up and Genband just won Round 1 on points.
Telecoms Pushing NFV, Even Lacking OSS
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2015  |  5 comments
Research shows CSPs haven't got an operations strategy for NFV yet, even as more of them say they are deploying.
T-Mobile Adds Video Calling to RCS Line Up
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2015  |  2 comments
Carrier has added video calling to its RCS suite, including LTE to WiFi handoff, on compatible handsets.
ZTE's Euro Star Shines Brighter
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
A global relationship with Telefónica helps its international cause.
Private Equity Firm Bites on Voxbone
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  2 comments
Virtual phone number specialist Voxbone sells majority stake to a private equity firm and prepares for accelerated expansion, including M&A.
NetScout: We Won't Be a House of Brands
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2015  |  2 comments
Now that it has closed its acquisition of Danaher's communication businesses, the service assurance vendor is looking to integrate all the various technologies, not run them separately.
Does BT Lag European Peers on All-IP?
Morris Lore  | 
7/8/2015  |  3 comments
BT made some progress towards its all-IP ambitions with the 21CN project, but it has a long way to go before the PSTN is finally a thing of the past.
NetScout Preps Post-Acquisition Future
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2015  |  2 comments
NetScout will soon close its monster $2.6 billion acquisition of Danaher's network monitoring and security business, a move that will reshape its business and strategy.
NFV: Ready for Prime Time
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/23/2015  |  1 comment
At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
A Tale of 2 Genbands
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2015  |  3 comments
The networking vendor says its legacy business is dwindling as it positions itself as a partner to telcos both in transforming their networks to IP and in building a future comms strategy.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
The trend to hybrid clouds and more focused cloud service options is well represented in our four finalists.
Can an App Make Campuses Safer?
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2015  |  6 comments
BlueLight, a new company with a new smartphone app, is using Bandwidth.com's intelligent network platform to enable a campus security service.
CEO Chat With Eric Pratt, Taqua
Between the CEOs  | 
5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Eric Pratt, the CEO of Taqua.
AlcaLu Takes Virtual UC to the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
New Rapport platform uses cloud-based software to deliver services or add capabilities to applications as virtualized functions that run on standard hardware.
Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.
Sonus Stock Crashes on Lost Orders
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Order fallout prompts slashing of revenue projections by 33% and trading is halted as Sonus shares tumble.
Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/19/2015  |  1 comment
The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!
New CenturyLink CTO in Major Overhaul
News Analysis  | 
3/4/2015  |  14 comments
To transform a legacy telco into an 'agile' IT services organization, Hussain is demolishing silos and creating a horizontal company structure.
Eurobites: Ericsson Bites Apple Over Patents
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Nokia team up for telco cloud; eircom revenues fall 4% in second quarter.
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