Transit Wireless says it is in "about 50" subway stations in NYC and expects to be in 77 by year-end as Sprint gets ready for the underground.
A veteran consultant and former CloudNFV chief architect is working on new open architecture for the orchestration and management of next-gen networks.
Cloud switch vendor files its IPO papers with the SEC, but it faces a potential legal challenge from one of its founders.
Despite a decline in video buffering rates, multiscreen viewers expect much greater improvements in video streaming quality than service providers are delivering so far.
Wall Street traders are using high-speed services and collocation to their advantage in trading stocks but is their advantage legal - and is it fair?
Small team developing solar-powered drones joins the Facebook team that's aiming to connect the world.
Chinese vendor's annual report unveils sharp rise in net profits as annual revenues climb by 8.5%.
New services and products are designed to help customers increase network agility and simplify management.
Also in today's globally warmed EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa arrives in Romania; Belgacom offloads Telindus; smokin' UC deal for OBS.
Broadcom claims its new XLP500 series chips have the power needed for network virtualization.
The deadline for submissions is now Monday April 7.
Comcast is adding DOCSIS 3.1 to its own CCAP product specs and looking at remote PHY next.
Consumers are already exploring their OTT options and one cable operator sees good business in helping them do that more easily.
This week's CCA Expo in San Antonio, Texas, brought carriers and service providers together for duopoly bashing, advocacy for regulatory changes, Tex-Mex, goofy hats, and the Alamo.
The downwards slide continues at the beleaguered smartphone maker, which reported a 64% year-on-year decline in quarterly revenues.
Also in today's EMEA regional snapshot: Moody's downgrades KPN; hints of Spotify IPO; EE 4G rolls on.
There are many factors that determine the best location for a data center, but for most cloud applications, latency is not one of them.
Comcast's Cloud DVR, distributed networks, DOCSIS 3.1, optical transport... all featured at the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver.
Join us in the real windy city for a visit to the Oracle show.
Service started up earlier this week in Philadelphia and will hit the Windy City next week.
DOCSIS 3.1 development continues, but it's only one piece of the puzzle for next-generation cable networks.
Cable companies can make their all-IP networks more distributed, simpler, and better able to scale in support of apps.
At OFC, two companies stood out for having acquired their way to the top of the 400G components table.
Rural carriers can use Sprint's LTE network, and Sprint will fund deployments if the carriers can't afford to do it on their own, Sprint's new boss says.
At the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver, Infinera execs push a PIC-based future for cable transport infrastructure.
At the CCA Global Expo, Yahoo courts the rural wireless operators, while Sprint's chairman, and everyone else, make verbal punchbags of AT&T and Verizon.
SoftBank's head honcho is continuing his pro-merger campaign, but he's also open to partners for Sprint, including the CCA's 100 rural members and former foe Dish Network.
Major equipment deal with China Mobile gives AlcaLu's stock a boost.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange's Richard gets four more years; BT uses Genband's knowhow; Telenor in antitrust trouble.
Yahoo Japan is buying its sister company as it extends its reach into the communications services market.
The telecom industry's merger fever has created a morass of old, outdated and mismatching data records for some operators, which could hamper plans for growth.
Regional operator taking a wait-and-see approach to VoLTE, but plans to overlay most, if not all, of its cell sites with LTE by the end of 2015.
Cyan finds game devs make network management tools more visually intuitive, albeit not as much fun as blowing the heads off zombies.
Dell unveils a new data center switch and fabric controller that position it to support both SDN and NFV.
A new program with the CCA and NetAmerica Alliance will give Sprint a nationwide LTE footprint and rural providers a ready-made way to LTE with supported handsets.
The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) has emerged as one of the leading candidates for network functions virtualization (NFV).
Cox Media is ready to begin trials with Invidi to deliver addressable ads into live linear television.
But wireless operators are taking a more cautious approach to the authentication technology.
Time is running out to be a part of this year's Leading Lights, the annual awards program run by Light Reading.
Sprint MVNO wants to takes its infrastructure-free, WiFi-first model to other countries.
After a loss in 2012, ZTE was back in the black last year thanks to tax rebates, but its sales dipped significantly.
Light Reading Live event in Denver digs into shift to all-IP and virtualization by cable industry, as well as new video strategies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet and OpenCloud enjoy a conscious coupling; Redknee's on the Swedish railways; Telenor sells Conax.
Australia's national broadband network project is in disarray.
Telefonica is looking to implement mature SDN solutions in 2015 at the earliest.
Cisco wants to partner with service providers to bring cloud services to market.
Sprint CEO Hesse says HD Voice is still the 'killer app' as he explains the operator's 4G future in Boston.
As the carrier announces three new data centers and a major expansion of five others, what's the underlying strategy?
Consumers Union thinks the latest customer satisfaction ratings for Comcast and Time Warner Cable should give regulators great pause when considering the proposed merger of the two MSOs.
Iyad Tarazi is leaving the company amidst more SoftBank shake-up.
Axell & Co. provide a multi-radio DAS in the World Trade Center to support fire, police and first responders.
Two cooperative power companies, Co-Mo Comm and Habersham EMC, are the latest electric utilities to announce plans to launch gigabit broadband service.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable overtakes DSL for Dutch broadband; BT partners with EE; MasterCard gives Monitise a leg up.
The CCA's biggest members, Sprint and T-Mobile, are friends with the smaller carriers, but would they turn foe if they joined forces?
New Cisco Intercloud offers infrastructure on which service providers, such as Telstra, can build their own differentiated cloud offers.
The NSA gives the Huawei 'security threat' story a new angle...
Boingo has Port Authority approval to install a WiFi and DAS system in parts of the World Trade Center in NYC in a deal that has been several years in the making.
Apple wants guaranteed service quality over Comcast's access network, according to a WSJ report.
Despite strong growth for the AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS Internet services, cable operators increase their dominance of the US broadband market.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Interoute profits up; Turkey defends Twitter ban; Huawei in Zambia; why Vodafone was nearly Vodaphone.
Plans data center investments to enter cloud computing market dominated by Amazon.
Comcast sees an uptick in home hotspot usage and calls WiFi 'our mobile network of choice.'
Reed Hastings lambasts 'big ISPs' that charge 'tolls' for direct connections to their broadband networks and calls for stronger net neutrality rules in US, spurring retort from Comcast.
AT&T says a new and improved location-based messaging service is coming later this year.
Why the metro network may become the sweet spot for cable operators to leverage SDN.
By a not-so-wide margin, respondents to our recent poll say they want 400G as the next step beyond 100G.
The price for the application delivery controller vendor was $15.55 at 2:05 p.m. ET Friday, up about 3.7% from its IPO price of $15.
Thousands escape the cold hard winter to bask in the Vegas sunshine, do some interconnection deals, and debate the future of competition
Comcast proposes up to $135 million in 'golden parachute compensation' for senior Time Warner Cable executives if the merger of the two companies is successfully completed.
ETSI and ONF are working together to further the development of NFV specs.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Turkey blocks Twitter; roaming milestone; chickens from hell!
Colin Giles is using all the experience he gained from his days at Nokia to help sustain Huawei as a top 3 provider in the smartphone market.
The shift toward SDN and NFV is not so much a revolution as just the latest example of ongoing industry evolution that should spur services innovation.
Cisco may not be in the 4G macro RAN but its investment in Altiostar is edging it closer than ever before.
Mobile messaging and social networking app raises $280 million to innovate, hire new talent, and expand its content partnerships.
All eyes are on Sprint's CTO, the man behind Network Vision, as he looks to build out a market-leading LTE network from a patchwork of different spectrum holdings.
Optical equipment vendor has turned itself around and is back on Nasdaq.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE overnight outage; suicides at Orange France; spam fightback by UK mobile operators.
Big US cable overbuilder posts video and broadband subscriber gains for the fourth quarter as it closes out 2013 on a stronger note than most large MSOs.
Teaming with AppNeta, One Source offers app-level monitoring, and continues to expand the reach of its global network.
Cisco confirms to Light Reading that it has invested in the stealth LTE infrastructure startup Altiostar, which is looking at ways to add density to urban 4G.
Two new research reports indicate that the US pay-TV industry finally hit the wall last year, as cable sub losses overwhelmed customer gains by telco and satellite TV providers.
New Towerstream subsidiary HetNets Tower says wireless operators can work with it for ready-made small-cell backhaul and public access deployment sites.
Comcast is adding 18 new live TV channels to its Xfinity TV Go app and Xfinity website for viewing over WiFi, boosting its total streaming lineup to more than 40 channels.
An industry exec advocates solving the issue of how to interconnect in the all-IP realm, instead of leaving it to the regulators and politicians.
The two companies are working together on server software designed to connect virtual networks with applications running on physical servers.
ChinaCache's CDN in NSN basestations will enable operators to offer quicker content delivery and more personalized apps.
Support for SDN is overwhelming, but network managers face obstacles and concerns, according to a report from the OpenDaylight Project.
Next-gen radio access startup headed by Starent's former CEO appears to have some traction down Mexico way.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgacom uses JDSU's SPIT offering; Telecom Italia lines up new chairman; how EMEA divides its screen time.
Under new CEO Charlie Vogt, Harris Broadcast divides itself up into two separate, privately owned firms -- Imagine Communications and GatesAir.
'All of our customers are going to be in the cloud. They might not know it yet, but they're going to be there,' CEO Bill Barney tells Light Reading.
Also: NSN and DT open security center; CSG offers crime-fighting software; Heavy Reading hosts a security show.
The Amazon set-top that Bloomberg said would launch last fall is now reportedly in the queue for next month. And it's no longer a set-top, but a streaming stick.
Network equipment providers (NEPs) should take a close look at what they've learned from the transition to all-IP networks as they adapt to a world that's embracing SDN and NFV.
The transition to the all-IP network can't eliminate network interconnection processes that deliver greater choice to businesses.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: what Vodafone does next; Numericable's plans for SFR; privatizations that might and might not happen.
AT&T Small Cells chief Gordon Mansfield is "skeptical" about the "small cells as a service" concept that MSOs have been talking up.
Signal compression expert appears to have gone out of business.
Video data startup closes $7 million funding round to expand its TV discovery and audience targeting technology.
Sprint adds 20 new LTE markets, re-affirms target to cover 250M people with 4G by middle of 2014.
Rather than go after its competitors or further muddle the term 4G, AT&T is trying a new approach to advertising -- actually explaining how it's improving its network.
Vodafone strikes euro 7.2 billion deal to acquire Spanish cable operator to add to its European non-mobile assets.
New Heavy Reading report sheds light on how billing systems have to change to support NFV and SDN.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone buys ONO; TeliaSonera faces US probe into Uzbek unit; Orange 4G roaming extended.
MidoNet uses an overlay approach to help cloud providers achieve web scale.
TW Cable CEO Rob Marcus says his company could give Comcast a nice boost in the commercial services space if the pending deal between the two MSOs goes through.
Raman optical amplification technology is the talk of the optical sector once again.
With AT&T closing its Leap acquisition and Sprint introducing a new prepaid brand, contract-free service is once again becoming the biggest battleground in wireless.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone close to ONO deal; Vivendi favors Numericable bid for SFR, says minister; the future of phone chargers.
It looks like the next few years could be the making of the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) system specialist.
Regulators say the concessions AT&T has made are enough to satisfy public interest concerns.
It bases its controller on an OpenDaylight framework and develops applications that can take advantage of a programmable network.
Describing itself as "a next-generation cable provider," Boston-based Layer3 TV emerged from stealth mode today with the announcement that it has closed an initial $21 million funding round.
Warning: This photo gallery from OFC 2014 conference contains a gratuitous photo of a puppy and kitten.
There's lots of talk at OFC about the future of 400G, but for those who want real-world products, then there's plenty of 10G tech to touch.
With an announcement today at Cable Congress in Amsterdam, Liberty Global said it will team with Comcast and Time Warner Cable as a strategic member of RDK Management LLC.
CenturyLink and Masergy are both interested in Distributed NFV but their approaches are somewhat different.
One year into its LTE deployment, T-Mobile is planning to repurpose its 2G EDGE network to 4G and take on Verizon's claims that its footprint doesn't measure up.
White boxes don't scale, say the CTOs of Windstream and Equinix.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia invests in Here; NSN focuses on mobile security; more Uzbek shenanigans.
Proving that money isn't everything, a $5 monthly discount isn't enough to convince most TWC customers to choose a data-limited broadband plan over an unlimited one.
The optical components vendor makes several product announcements at OFC and claims its piece of the SDN hype
Audi and AT&T offer a 6- or 30-month LTE data plan for in-car connectivity as part of AT&T customers' Mobile Share plans.
Liberty Global's Unitymedia KabelBW deploys the Arris E6000 Converged Edge Router in Germany, extending the vendor's potential CCAP reach to millions more cable subscribers.
And he just can't hide it... An exuberant Gary Smith implores the networking industry to 'play nice' to keep the network relevant in a content-centric world.
The eventual success of LTE-U will depend on mobile operators' willingness to take on it rather than carrier WiFi -- an open question.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: SFR bidding war hots up; trouble in Uzbekistan for VimpelCom; Brits can't get enough fast broadband.
At OFC, executives from BT and Alcatel-Lucent provide less than flattering views on the SDN standards landscape.
Service providers face tough economic and engineering obstacles to meeting bandwidth demands. And that's good news.
Reports that Comcast has a YouTube competitor in the works may have been overstated, but that doesn't mean the cable company won't go that route in the future.
A Digitalsmiths study finds that up to 43% of North American pay-TV subscribers could be considered "at-risk" customers if they're not presented with better reasons to stay.
A new industry group plans to break down the cost, complexity, and interoperability issues that are hampering data center operators and cloud service providers.
The big four US operators are hard at work on DAS but are still wading through marketing and mechanics to deploy WiFi offload as part of their network strategies.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Orange considers African retreat; Samsung tops 2013 Euro patents list; NSN tests HSUPA in Turin.
Latest Rutberg & Co. report finds that virtual reality, supply chain and mobile hospital apps bringing in the big bucks.
Pics from San Francisco as the Moscone Center prepares to host the optical crew.
T-Mobile CTO expects AT&T 700MHz A-Band deal to close in Q2 and is planning ahead for spectrum expansion in 2014 through 2015.
There's growing urgency around the need to migrate beyond 100G to 400G transport networks, but who is driving that urgency? Is 400G really the next evolutionary step?
Sprint's Network Vision is about more than improving its network; it's the carrier's only way to reverse customer losses and hold on to its unlimited promise.
Ciena expands its photonic layer intelligence and management capabilities via new WaveLogic Photonics tools.
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo highlights the importance of coming 4G multicast video for the operator as it looks to expand wireless revenue streams.
Aereo's app for the Google streaming stick is set to debut as Aereo nears its date with the US Supreme Court.
Where will the segmentation of functions lead cable operators as they start to ponder distributed access architectures?
The service provider looks to SDN to reduce opex.
The next 12 months look set to radically alter the mobile services landscape in China.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kroes warns against digital walls; Vodafone ups offer for ONO; Sonera swallows smaller rival.
The Spanish giant has reorganized and given its Digital operation a more prominent, central role, but now it has a very fine balancing act to make sure it doesn't destroy its digital heritage.
Using existing fiber, the carrier will build its first national DWDM network, reaching into major metro areas.
A brace of new products is bringing coherent technology to the metro market and to the SDN domain.
The optical burst specialist is in financial difficulties and it's hard to imagine it'll be left to go out of business.
Thirty-five percent of Light Reading's nearly 700 poll takers tell us that backhaul is the biggest impediment to public access small-cell deployments.
Cisco is consolidating its controllers, but not in favor of OpenDaylight's.
In its first event, the new WiFiForward coalition makes the case for re-allocating wireless spectrum in the 5-gigahertz band.
Google and Microsoft have mature clouds with sophisticated SDN, light-years ahead of service provider implementations.
Looking for a telco pain point? Seek no further than the data center...
Smartphone and Internet video viewing are both sharply on the rise, according to the latest Nielsen Cross-Platform report.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA sets out single-market concerns; Telecom Italia cancels dividend; Apple's remarkable tax efficiency.
US wireless operators are expecting to save capex through SDN and NFV, but not quite this year.
The expected arrival of 4K Ultra High-Definition TV (UHD) will present some significant challenges to cable providers.
The dizzying pace of change in unlicensed wireless spectrum isn't slowing down.
Longtime chief Ron Frankel says he will give up his post after 13 years as the multiscreen video specialist reports big drops in net income, revenue, and other key numbers.
The ex-Clearwire CTO will become network chief at Sprint as Bob Azzi retires. Sprint says its Network Vision and Spark schedules remain the same.
If Facebook buys a drone maker, it could be looking for a way to connect hard-to-network places around the globe.
As legacy sales reduce, packet-optical revenues leap.
Operator focuses on businesses closest to its 27 data centers in delivering a consultative approach to selling cloud.
Dish Network introduces TV Everywhere app for Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX tablets, further expanding the range of multiscreen devices for its pending OTT service.
Is it really that time again already? It sure is...
Following its WhatsApp acquisition, a deal for the Indian telco Tata Communications could be just crazy enough to work for the social network.
As it tussles with financial drama and SDN issues, Cisco's answer to both could be a marketing and pricing revamp for enterprise products.
SDN hopeful PlumGrid is set to announce a new VP engineering after the departure of former Cisco staffer Lele Nardin.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange squeezed by domestic pressures; extra investment pays off for Deutsche Telekom; bids in for SFR.
Roku's new HDMI-connected Streaming Stick is more expensive than Google's Chromecast device, but it comes with a lot more content.
Sprint has used Qualcomm's chips in two separate trials with Nascar to test what it says is the densest deployment of small cells anywhere.
Deutsche Telekom's Smart City initiative is designed to bring connectivity to traffic lights, parking meters, and other city staples, starting in Pisa, Italy.
New Performance Hub service will package WAN, datacenter, and equipment in a customized package mostly aimed at enterprises.
Sprint CTO Stephen Bye says SDN will be key to evolving the operator's network core, but it's waiting on industry standardization to start the evolution.
Casa Systems and Arris charge ahead as CCAP market takes off in the fourth quarter, leaving Cisco, CommScope, and Harmonic in the dust out of the box.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues to bid for SFR; Telenor uses AlcaLu vectoring; Tele2 may quit Norway.
AT&T's small cell guru Gordon Mansfield walks Light Reading through the operator's latest thinking on the diminutive basestations.
AT&T's User-Defined Network Cloud will allow customers to self-provision network services on the fly, as they now do with compute servers and storage from cloud providers.
A view of Mobile World Congress from the outside - it looks a whole lot different and doesn't require comfortable shoes.
Prompted by NSA revelations, FreedomPop is launching a phone with 128-bit encryption and secure browsing for $189.
With its eye on federal regulators, Comcast expands and extends its Internet Essentials program for low-income families while touting the benefits of its proposed buyout of TWC.
The optical vendor makes three announcements aimed at improving control over multi-layer transport networks in advance of carrier SDN.
Sweeping, multiscreen video content rights pact between Disney and Dish Network sets the stage for both programmers and pay-TV providers to go over the top.
Data management platform will expedite its LTE expansion, but could also be a single point of massive failure if not executed correctly.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Securing WiFi in Sochi; cloud services player gets accredited; Irish messaging startup bags euro 15 million.
With several announcements planned for OFC 2014, MRV Communications is trying to push hard in the optical sector, a market it almost gave up on.
Mobile operators can deploy all the cutting-edge technologies going, but they'll be wasting their investments if they can't extract and analyze data from their networks, devices, and OSS/BSS systems.
Pac-Man, green rice, and mysterious orange blogs were highlights of the Open Networking Summit. Also, people talked about networking.
High-flier returns with some earthly backhaul.
Source confirms reports that Comcast is in advanced negotiations to buy video ad-serving company FreeWheel for an estimated $320 million.
Should the cable industry follow Google's lead and develop its own HDMI streaming stick solution? Many think so.
Verizon has picked Samsung as an SMB LTE small cell provider.
The Unified Network Coordinator is designed to connect multiple datacenters in a single virtual network.
The company is adding OpenFlow 1.3 support to its products to help service providers build hybrid OpenFlow and MPLS networks.
The O3 Project is an operator-led R&D initiative that seeks to make a variety of WAN elements compatible with SDN.
Optical module vendor believes two years of R&D has given it a power-efficient, high-speed offer for the datacenter and telco markets.
As telecom services become increasingly complex, telcos are moving toward the digital sector to improve real-time self-service (RTSS).
Also in today's regional roundup: The battle for SFR heats up; LTE expansion in UAE; mobile tower funding in Africa; and Middle East action for TeliaSonera IC.
Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and others will embed the rebranded 'iOS in the Car' in their vehicles for hands-free apps and infotainment.