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Broadcom Doubles Down on Auto Ethernet
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

The company is sampling the second generation of its BroadR-Reach Ethernet switches for networking in-vehicle electronic systems.

Gigabites: NC Cities Issue New Gig RFP
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

Gigabit fever is spreading in North Carolina.

UK Needs O2/3 to Challenge BT/EE – Analyst
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

Competition authorities should let 3 acquire O2 now they have approved BT's takeover of EE, according to one leading industry analyst.

Oracle OpenWorld in Pix: Watch Out for Funny Cigarettes
Slide Shows | 10/30/2015

Falafel, weird sculptures, small planes, and more.

Eurobites: Norway Dumps Telenor Chairman
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad founder ups stake in Telecom Italia; Proximus has good Q3; Telefonica in 5G tie-up.

Charter Keeps Chooglin' Along in Q3
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

Charter reports stronger metrics nearly across the board in the third quarter as it awaits regulatory approval of its two big MSO deals.

Life on the Edge: A Competitive Cornucopia
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

Business models of all types are springing up at the network's edge as data center interconnectivity becomes a driving force.

Vodafone UK Looking Into 1Gbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

Just days after EE announced plans for 1Gbit/s 4G trials, Vodafone has revealed it is also exploring the 4G gigabit possibilities.

Google's Internet Balloon Project Takes Flight
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

Project Loon is getting off the ground in Indonesia.

TWC Steps Toward All-IP TV
News Analysis | 10/29/2015

Time Warner Cable is trialing an IP video service in New York City that is expected to eventually replace its traditional cable product.

How ThingSpace Will Make Money for Verizon
Rewired | 10/29/2015

To spur IoT apps and services, Verizon is offering ThingSpace and its accompanying APIs for free to developers, but there is a clear revenue strategy.

Nokia Already Boosted by AlcaLu, Says Suri
News Analysis | 10/29/2015

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri claims the new certainty of a tie-up with Alcatel-Lucent is opening up fresh opportunities for the Finnish vendor.

Arris Needs Pace to Help Recoup Telco Losses
News Analysis | 10/29/2015

Slumping telco sales continue to hurt Arris earnings.

BT May Offer Sports on EE Devices – CEO
News Analysis | 10/29/2015

Flagging its best TV performance ever, BT is examining opportunities to provide sports content to EE customers once its just-approved takeover goes through.

Big Switch Scores New Funding Round
News Analysis | 10/29/2015

Investing in growth and international expansion, with an eye toward an IPO in two to three years.

Eurobites: China Boosts Nokia's Q3
News Analysis | 10/29/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu hit by ASN impairment charge; MegaFon profits up; Ericsson collaborates on smart energy.

Rovi Drops Fan TV Set-Top
News Analysis | 10/29/2015

The company reportedly exits the hardware business, and separately reports Q3 results that featured a pair of body blows to its revenue.

There's a Sigfox at the Golden Gate
News Analysis | 10/29/2015

IoT startup inks network deal with City of San Francisco.

Verizon Makes Major IoT Push
News Analysis | 10/28/2015

New strategy includes ThingSpace, a web-based platform for developers, plus a new IoT network core and new modules for cheaper LTE-based devices.

TeliaSonera Looks to IT Revamp for New Lease of Life
News Analysis | 10/28/2015

The carrier is drastically cutting service offerings and IT systems to reduce costs and enable growth.

Cisco Buys OTT Video Specialist 1 Mainstream
News Analysis | 10/28/2015

Cisco has scooped up 1 Mainstream to help media and service provider companies get their online video back to the main-screen TV.

Eurobites: BT-EE Deal Clears Another Hurdle
News Analysis | 10/28/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson completes Envivio acquisition; Numericable-SFR sees revenues slip in Q3; Deutsche Telekom and Huawei get friendly on IoT, cloud.

Data Centers Suck In Chip Makers
News Analysis | 10/28/2015

IoT, automotive, and data centers are all big drivers for IC companies, but it's the data center market that is affecting the chip industry the most profoundly.

T-Mobile Stock Sinks on ARPU Concern
News Analysis | 10/28/2015

Investors have been left disappointed by T-Mobile's latest financials but the mobile operator is still signing up customers at a furious pace.

EE Confirms 1Gbit/s 4G Trials in 2016
News Analysis | 10/28/2015

The UK's biggest mobile operator will trial a gigabit-speed 4G service next year that could appeal strongly to business customers.

BroadSoft Offers Telcos a UC Weapon to Fight Microsoft
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

A new unified communications offering from BroadSoft is designed to give traditional service providers the tools they need to fight Microsoft and its ilk.

Verizon: Cloudy With a Chance of Radios!
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

Verizon is pushing ahead with C-RAN plans, the company's EVP of Wireless Operations tells Light Reading.

Welcome to Silicon Wadi
LRTV Documentaries | 10/27/2015

The Israeli next-gen comms scene is blisteringly hot. Steve Saunders meets some of its rising stars.

Comcast Confirms It Will Activate MVNO Deal
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

Comcast said it will start testing its MVNO options during a quarterly earnings report that was also marked by slowing video subscriber losses and continued momentum behind the X1 video platform.

Calix First to Launch Software-Defined Access
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

Company known for broadband access gear launches a software-based system abstracted from underlying hardware for faster feature rollout.

Indian Telcos Face Dropped-Call Penalties
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

New regulations will penalize operators when customers experience dropped calls, but they will not solve the problem.

Telefónica Learns New WiFi Calling Tricks From Its Customers
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

Telefonica launched the service as a means of extending its GSM network, but customers use it for much more.

Welcome to the Smart Home Shopping Network
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

Smart companies are trying to curate the smart home experience.

Eurobites: 'Safe Harbor' Heads for Calmer Waters
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MEPs vote through roaming charges ban; KPN revenues down but profits up in Q3; youth arrested in wake of TalkTalk hack.

The Need for Experience-Driven Backhaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/27/2015

As wireless applications continue to evolve, it's essential that network performance be aligned with the characteristics of current and future apps.

Verizon Asks FCC for a VoIP Waiver Too
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

Verizon is following in AT&T's footprints on VoIP, which could get very interesting when Verizon's introduces its LTE-only phone.

Hitachi Pitches Big Data-Based Network Management
News Analysis | 10/27/2015

Real-time analysis developed to keep high-frequency traders honest could help network operators improve QoS.

Is Verizon Giving AlcaLu the Long-Haul Boot?
News Analysis | 10/26/2015

Analyst report suggests technical and delivery issues are leading Verizon to focus on Ciena as a single source of long-haul optica transport gear in the future, with Alcatel-Lucent shown the door.

Sorting Out Cable's Gigabit Strategy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/26/2015

Cable operators are exploring how to introduce gigabit services after vendors unveil the first DOCSIS 3.1 modems and related gear at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

Cable's Chance to Get Mobile Right
News Analysis | 10/26/2015

Cable companies are buzzing about MVNOs and carrier-grade WiFi.

Optivon Embraces All-Software VoIP & UC
News Analysis | 10/26/2015

Puerto Rican carrier chooses Metaswitch's virtualized IMS and Business Communications Solution to deliver its VoIP and UC services.

How Cisco's NFVi Was Put to the Test
LRTV Documentaries | 10/26/2015

Why should service providers care about the recent evaluation of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) by independent test lab EANTC? Because the focus was on four key areas - performance, reliability, use cases and integrated management.

Eurobites: UK to Free Up Public Sector Spectrum in 2016
News Analysis | 10/26/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain Q3 profits down 18%; Vivendi ups stake again in Telecom Italia; Russia's Fridman sees Brazilian opportunity.

BT Pins NFV Future on Containerization
News Analysis | 10/26/2015

BT throws its weight behind containerization as a means of gaining OTT-like agility and flexibility.

TalkTalk Plummets on Security Woes
News Analysis | 10/26/2015

Fallout from the security breach to have hit the UK's fourth-biggest broadband operator is worsening.

Mentor Monday: Cisco's Liz Centoni
Que Sera Sarah | 10/26/2015

The chief of staff for Cisco's head of engineering and champion of women engineers at the networking giant shares her perspective and advice for women in comms.

Oracle's Ellison Trashes IBM & SAP, Struts Cloud Stuff
News Analysis | 10/26/2015

The celebrity yachtsman claims Oracle never sees its two historic arch-competitors on customer sales in the cloud.

Gigabites: EPB Signs First 10-Gig Customer
News Analysis | 10/23/2015

Multi-gigabit speeds are in, and Charter has some catching up to do.

Juniper's Revival Continues But Doubts Persist
News Analysis | 10/23/2015

The Californian equipment maker is moving in the right direction, but does it have the scale and smarts to go the distance?

Charter Skinnies Down With New TV Bundle
News Analysis | 10/23/2015

Charter has introduced its own skinny TV bundle, but it's awfully hard to find.

Ericsson Slumps on China, Russia Weakness
News Analysis | 10/23/2015

The Swedish equipment maker has blamed economic difficulties in Russia and a 4G slowdown in China for sales setbacks, but says its restructuring remains on track.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Rocked by Cyber Attack
News Analysis | 10/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission commits to competition in telecom; Disney goes OTT in UK; French 700MHz auction under starter's orders.

Winning Ways for WiFi
LRTV Interviews | 10/23/2015

SCTE's Steve Harris discusses how cable operators can optimize and monetize their WiFi networks.

NFV Startup Versa Exiting Worst Stealth Ever
Wagner’s Ring | 10/23/2015

Formally uncloaking in the coming weeks.

The AT&T Frankenstein Is Doing Fine, Thanks
News Analysis | 10/23/2015

The new AT&T, now an experimental combination of wireline, wireless and satellite operations, had increased revenue in its third quarter, and reported signs indicating that things are only going to get better.

CloudNFV: Dell's Lost Opportunity?
Wagner’s Ring | 10/23/2015

The industry group was an early attempt to unlock the full potential of NFV. Depending on who you talk to, it either fizzled out or achieved victory and went home.

China Unicom Still on 4G Back Foot
News Analysis | 10/22/2015

China's second-biggest mobile operator has fallen a long way behind its biggest in the country's 4G market.

Liberty Global in M&A Talks With CWC
News Analysis | 10/22/2015

Liberty Global has confirmed it is in talks to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), which has operations in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Mud-Slinging at the SDN Corral
Shades of Ray | 10/22/2015

I was at the front line of the SDN/NFV Cold War last week – it was noisy.

YouTube Red Bundles Video, Music and Games
News Analysis | 10/22/2015

The new YouTube Red service offers ad-free video for ten bucks a month with added access to YouTube Gaming and YouTube Music.

Who Should Buy Sckipio? My Money's on Intel
Shades of Ray | 10/22/2015

The G.fast chip developer is hot property and looks ripe for acquisition – for me this is a 'no brainer' for Intel.

Incumbents: Do or Die
Column | 10/22/2015

The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.

Verizon Tips Comcast Wireless Service
News Analysis | 10/22/2015

Cable operators are eager to get a wireless play. A WiFi-first service backed by an MVNO agreement is something many MSOs have been contemplating.

Can Incompas Reach Its Lofty Goals?
Rewired | 10/22/2015

Group built on competitive carrier roots is trying to broaden its reach to represent a wider swatch of the competitive Internet.

Eurobites: Orange Q3 Boosts Share Price
News Analysis | 10/22/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ticks off final regulatory approval for AlcaLu deal; ADVA hits all-time high in Q3; hard times in Saudi Arabia.

VMware Tanks Over Cloud Concerns
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

The company's stock slips more than 20% after announcing a new enterprise cloud joint venture with EMC, and "secular change" slowing cloud deployments.

TiVo Promises Free Set-Top Data in Q1 2016
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

TiVo wants to give its set-top data away for free starting next year.

Global Capacity Fibers Up for Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

Network operator finishes seventh fiber optic ring, targeting data center connectivity and looking toward intelligent app-driven edge.

UAE Aims to be First With Nationwide 5G in 2020
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

Etisalat joins NTT DoCoMo, SKT and Verizon in trying to be among the lead group of carriers to deploy 5G.

NBN Looks to G.Fast to Reduce Fiber 'Hassle'
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

The state-backed Australian wholesale operator has been trialing G.fast and thinks the technology could play a big role in its fiber plans.

Long-Range, High-Speed Gfast Is Coming – BT
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

BT says the products it needs to provide Gfast from the street cabinet are firmly on the technology roadmaps of equipment vendors.

G.fast Banter at BBWF
LRTV Interviews | 10/21/2015

G.fast is the (only?) hot topic at this year's Broadband World Forum.

Speed, Agility, Virtualization – Is This Cable?
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo showed a new side of cable this year.

Eurobites: Sky Profits up 10% in Fiscal Q1
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE revenue slips in Q3; Deutsche Telekom pondering Dutch sale; Swisscom brings mobile services to CERN.

Panel Advises FCC Access to Content Contracts
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

Pay-TV providers complain about the cost of content but those costs are held in secret contracts, which should be open to the FCC, panel agrees.

VMware, EMC Launch Cloud Partnership Amid Dell Acquisition – Confused Yet?
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

Virtustream, based on a cloud company of the same name recently acquired by EMC, will specialize in hybrid cloud.

The Three Cs of BBWF
Shades of Ray | 10/21/2015

That's connectivity, cloud and coffee.

Huawei Picks Core Router Fight With Cisco
News Analysis | 10/21/2015

Chinese vendor boasts greater line card capacity and much improved opex performance compared with the core router on offer from market leader Cisco.

Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/21/2015

The head of Telefonica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, that can change.

FCC's Sohn: We're Still Fighting for Competition
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

Wheeler aide sees no lame-duck status as agency tackles video market and competitive access issues over the next year.

FCC Probes TWC Programming Assets
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

In requesting data from Time Warner Cable, the FCC has made it clear that it's interested in the impact of media ownership as part of its review of the proposed merger with Charter.

Verizon to Start Deploying LTE-U in 2016
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

The company's CFO also said that Verizon really needs more high-band spectrum instead of the low-band 600MHz spectrum being auctioned off next year.

TWC's Cerbone Explains WiFi Moves
LRTV Interviews | 10/20/2015

Time Warner Cable's Rob Cerbone spells out the MSO's WiFi strategy.

Level 3 Offers Secure Cellular Internet Access
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

New offering can be used as backup to landline VPN or as primary connection for distributed sites such as retailers.

Affirmed Networks Highlights NFV in Mobile Core
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/20/2015

Affirmed Networks describes how NFV in the Mobile Core delivered on Intel Architecture-based severs affords service providers cost savings, accelerated time-to-market and greater service agility.

Skinny Bundles Sock FiOS Video Revenues
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

Consumers are 'right-sizing' their video bundles, and that's hurting Verizon's FiOS revenue.

Virgin Media Boss Attacks BT/EE Deal
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

The boss of the UK cable operator wants BT and EE stripped of spectrum as a condition of their merger but thinks Openreach should remain a part of the BT Group.

CenturyLink Sees 100% Virtual IP Net by 2018
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

Operator outlines strategy to virtualize its edge routers and be 45% virtual in IP core by end of this year.

Incumbents: Do or Die
From the Founder | 10/20/2015

The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.

Brocade Debuts Analytics Tools for the New IP
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

Brocade introduces a new Network Visibility line including hardware and virtual packet brokers, session directors, probes and APIs to help operators scale their networks.

Eurobites: TeliaSonera Revives Yoigo Sale
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's ropey third quarter; Facebook data privacy case continues; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Wandera.

Regulator: Time to Fix Kids' 'Homework Gap'
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel says too many American families don't have broadband access and that's affecting their lives and their kids.

Is Intel Auditioning for the iPhone 7?
Brianiac | 10/20/2015

Intel's Puma 7 cable modem chip demonstrates Intel's manufacturing prowess, which the company apparently hopes will earn it an audition for the iPhone 7.

RJio 4G Vision Starts 'Lyf'
News Analysis | 10/20/2015

Details are starting to emerge about the forthcoming 4G service from India's RJio.

Microsemi Challenges Skyworks for PMC-Sierra
News Analysis | 10/19/2015

Microsemi is enriching Skyworks' bid by another $400,000.

Comptel Tranforms Into Incompas
News Analysis | 10/19/2015

Competitive carrier association is changing its name to reflect its broader member base, including Internet players, OTT providers and more.

OpenStack Doubts Surface After BT Ultimatum
Morris Lore | 10/19/2015

OpenStack is under pressure after a BT executive said the operator might drop the technology unless improvements are made.

Windstream Sells Data Centers for $575M
News Analysis | 10/19/2015

While admitting data center services are strategic, Windstream decides to offer them through a partnership.

Grace Hopper: Power to the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah | 10/19/2015

Speakers at the Grace Hopper Celebration shared practical ways to improve the hiring pipeline for women in tech. By changing how we recruit, we can also change who we recruit.

Huawei Sets Aside $1B for Developers
News Analysis | 10/19/2015

Huawei woos developers with $1 billion fund and new platform.

Arris/Pace Merger Faces Regulator Delays
News Analysis | 10/19/2015

New requests for information by regulators from Arris and Pace threaten to delay their proposed merger.

Eurobites: Nokia Gets Nod From China on AlcaLu Deal
News Analysis | 10/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in IoT tie-up; Orange shells out for Polish spectrum; Tele Columbus launches share issue.

Looking Back at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
LRTV Interviews | 10/19/2015

Light Reading's cable guy picks out the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo highlights.

Infinera Powers Rural Backbone Provider
News Analysis | 10/19/2015

Non-profit wholesaler adds Infinera's packet switching to its existing fiber optic backbone to enable more flexible, high-capacity services.

Mentor Monday: Tata's Julie Woods-Moss
Coyne’s Corner | 10/19/2015

Tata's CMO and CEO of Next-Gen Business says that advancing women in the comms space is about creating a winning mix of men and women who work together well.

Indian Telcos See Red Over Microsoft's White Spaces Plan
News Analysis | 10/16/2015

The software giant's scheme to provide low-cost broadband services in India could deal a huge blow to the country's mobile operators.

Chattanooga Vaults to 10-Gig With NG-PON
News Analysis | 10/16/2015

Chattanooga makes 10-Gig the new broadband mile marker.

Sprint: 5G in the US After 2020?
News Analysis | 10/16/2015

Sprint expects initial 5G deployments will happen in the US after 2020, the operator says in a presentation to 3GPP.

Eurobites: Vodafone Enters Ukraine With MTS
News Analysis | 10/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera gets a dose of Eurasian blues; Polish 4G auction hits the jackpot; Finnish chill freezes Elisa's numbers.

High Cost Ratios Limit 100GE Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/16/2015

Although 100G will become a major part of the wavelength market, the high ratio of 100GE to 10GE prices is keeping many potential buyers from migrating to higher bandwidth levels.

C Spire Diversifies With Virtualization
News Analysis | 10/16/2015

The Mississippi service provider is getting into cloud services, offering a robust data center in a secure location as enticement for uptime-conscious business customers.

Verizon Gets Physical to Go Virtual
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

Expansion of Secure Cloud Interconnect involves building out physical infrastructure in data centers and network connectivity to clouds.

Charter Acquisition Naysayers Have Their Day
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

Opponents of Charter's proposed merger deals are growing vocal.

Colt Launches SDN-Based Data Center Offer
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

The wholesale player is taking advantage of SDN technologies to support new features for its customers.

SDN & NFV: The Business Case Is King
Shades of Ray | 10/15/2015

SDN discussions used to be about technology - now they're about the business case.

IoT Billing Presents Complex Puzzle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2015

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more prevalent, billing for those services becomes more confusing, driving the need for new billing solutions in the market.

Eurobites: Telefónica Fined Over Access Charges
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deezer goes for IPO; Brussels approves Intel/Altera deal; Ericsson spreads mobile coverage in Benin.

Dell-EMC-VMware Merger Could Push Comms to Kids' Table
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

Dell will need to invest more in enterprise business, to the detriment of comms, say industry insiders.

Telcos pool $34.5B of assets in China Tower
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

A huge network-sharing venture should relieve financial pressure on China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.

SoftBank Turns to SDN for VPN Upgrade
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

Japanese operator upgrades its SmartVPN service with Cisco's orchestration and SDN technology.

Liberty Global to Try WiFi First
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

Liberty Global EVP Balan Nair said that the company is experimenting with the model and could initiate a commercial service as early as this fall.

Breakfast Event Highlights: Winning with WiFi: How Cable Operators Can Optimize & Monetize Their WiFi Networks
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

Missed the plane to New Orleans? Watch this video from Light Reading's Breakfast event hosted by Cable Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick. In this special SCTE breakfast roundtable discussion, cable WiFi experts from CableLabs, top MSOs and leading vendors will explore the opportunities that the technology offers, examine the challenges that the industry faces and discuss ways that cable providers can overcome these hurdles.

Ericsson Expects 4G for the Machines in 2016
News Analysis | 10/15/2015

Ericsson CTO is expecting to start testing NB-LTE in the first half of 2016, with initial arrivals in the second half of the year.

BT Threatens to Ditch OpenStack
News Analysis | 10/14/2015

The operator says the OpenStack community will have to overcome six key challenges before the technology becomes acceptable.

Comcast: All-IP Video Target Is Q1
News Analysis | 10/14/2015

Comcast's entire line-up of linear TV and on-demand video will be available in IP in the first quarter of 2016.

Intel Beats Expectations on Cloud Growth
News Analysis | 10/14/2015

Intel proves a bright spot in the cloud component space as its dominant position in the data center helps offset declining PC sales.

Ethernet Operators See Future in 100GE, NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2015

Trends in video, cloud and Internet content are bringing particular attention to 100 Gbit/s transport, 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and services, and SDN/NFV.

Here Come the TV Apps!
News Analysis | 10/14/2015

Comcast has an HTML5 app in the works for making Xfinity TV service available on third-party set-tops and smart TVs.

Is There Life on Ciena's Blue Planet?
News Analysis | 10/14/2015

Ciena updates the Blue Planet network orchestration software it acquired as part of its Cyan takeover, with a greater emphasis on multi-vendor support, process management and 'microservices.'

DoCoMo on Track for Live NFV Deployment in Early 2016
News Analysis | 10/14/2015

Japan's biggest operator is sticking to a bullish target of launching commercial NFV services by March next year.

Eurobites: South Africa's Telkom Does the Splits
News Analysis | 10/14/2015

Also in today's roundup: France sets date for 700MHz auction; Norway's Homenet trials G.fast; SDN and NFV investments.

Satellite Above! Dish Proposes 5G in Space
News Analysis | 10/14/2015

Dish presented the possibility of delivering future 5G wireless services from space at a recent meeting about the forthcoming specification. But this wouldn't be your father's satellite phone!

Carriers Need Better Service Assurance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2015

As global mobile data traffic continues to soar, service providers are finding service assurance increasingly important to help prevent churn, and providing service assurance without compromising end-user privacy will be key.

Cisco's vSwitch Makes the Grade
Shades of Ray | 10/13/2015

In an independent test of its NFV infrastructure (NFVi) by respected European lab EANTC, Cisco's virtual switching and routing achieved the throughput and scalability for commercial deployment.

Stop "Overselling" SDN, Orange Tells Vendors
News Analysis | 10/13/2015

A senior executive from Orange says vendor hype has made it much harder for him to sell SDN and NFV to his bosses.

Equinix: IT Leaders Shift Focus to Growth
News Analysis | 10/13/2015

Global IT survey shows enterprises moving to collect and analyze more data to inform business decisions, support apps and embrace the edge.

New Mobile Services Demand Backhaul Rethink
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/13/2015

As more speed and capacity is built into the RAN to accommodate video growth and other new services, operators will need to rethink the principles of backhaul operation.

DT, Vodafone to Launch SDN-Based VPNs
News Analysis | 10/13/2015

Two of Europe's biggest operators have flagged plans to launch VPN services based on the use of New IP technologies.

ONOS & Linux Foundation Head Off War
Wagner’s Ring | 10/13/2015

ONOS will partner with the Linux Foundation, which is also home to OpenDaylight.

thePlatform Realigns Under Comcast Wholesale
News Analysis | 10/13/2015

thePlatform has lost co-CEO Marty Roberts as part of a corporate realignment within parent company Comcast that has thePlatform now reporting up through Comcast Wholesale.

Cable's Four Paths to Gigabit Internet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/13/2015

Many cable companies are moving toward gigabit Internet speeds and finding that rolling it out requires some balancing to realize return on investment whilst appeasing customers.

Eurobites: Nokia Lands Major 4G Deals
News Analysis | 10/13/2015

Also in today's roundup: Sky bangs the 'split BT' drum; operators talk of mixing open source with proprietary cloud technology; update on 3 UK profitability.

Charter Parks Its App on Roku
News Analysis | 10/13/2015

More than two and a half years after Time Warner Cable created an app for the Roku platform, would-be TWC acquirer Charter Communications is now unveiling its own Roku app.

HKT: A Consolidation Case Study
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/12/2015

Following HKT's acquisition of CSL, the Hong Kong carrier partnered with Huawei on network integration and to supply a future unified network.

Opening Up the White Box Network
From the Founder | 10/12/2015

Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big questions around white box networks. No pressure...

Dell Buys EMC for $67B in Biggest Tech Deal Ever
News Analysis | 10/12/2015

The deal for Dell to buy EMC, including its subsidiary company VMWare, is valued at about $67 billion, making it the largest acquisition among technology companies ever.

Close-up on ConfD
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/12/2015

Tail-f's Renee Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.

Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 10/12/2015

The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.

How to Monetize WiFi (Part 2)
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/12/2015

As cable operators boost the quality of their WiFi networks to carrier-grade levels, they must also boost the quality of their customers' experience.

Arris Kicks Off D3.1 Modem Race
News Analysis | 10/12/2015

New DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems from Arris include a version for operators, and one for retailers.

NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/12/2015

NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK Rolls Out Fixed Offer
News Analysis | 10/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky does movie deal with Disney; Telenor re-jigs management; bad news for Mobily investors.

Mentor Monday: Anita Borg's Elizabeth Ames
Que Sera Sarah | 10/12/2015

ABI's vice president of marketing, alliances and programs has some choice words for men who don't support women in comms, as well as advice for those who do.

Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance
LRTV Documentaries | 10/12/2015

SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of product and new business innovation at Verizon explains, that requires doing things differently internally but produces a much happier enterprise customer.

Dyn Debuts Cloud Performance Tool
News Analysis | 10/12/2015

The company's new SaaS-based product gives service providers a tool to monitor and evaluate their open Internet connections and partnerships.

IoT Security & Where Virtualization Fits In
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/9/2015

As telecom operators dig deeper into the NFV and SDN worlds, they are finding that with more virtualization comes more security risks. That opens up opportunity for security improvements and new services.

Is ONOS About to Merge With OpenDaylight?
News Analysis | 10/9/2015

Discussions between the ONOS community and the Linux Foundation could potentially bring together two SDN platforms – ONOS and the Linux Foundation's OpenDaylight.

New List Details Open Network Interoperability
News Analysis | 10/9/2015

UNH-IOL and Open Compute Project team on testing and building an integrator's list that shows whose stuff works together in public tests.

What the Broadband Forum Did Next
Shades of Ray | 10/9/2015

The Broadband Forum is adapting its focus to account for the impact that virtualization and programmable networking will have on access network topologies and operator business plans.

Qualcomm Takes on Intel With Server SoC
News Analysis | 10/9/2015

Qualcomm has introduced its long-awaited server SoC, an ARM-based processor with which it hopes to challenge Intel's x86 server silicon hegemony. Xilinx and Mellanox are providing complementary silicon.

Indian Telcos to Fight OTT Battle With VoLTE
News Analysis | 10/9/2015

India's operators believe VoLTE might hold the key to combating the advance of the OTT players.

Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/9/2015

Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.

Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV
LRTV Interviews | 10/9/2015

At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.

Eurobites: Telefónica Bolsters Security Offer
News Analysis | 10/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT starts more G.fast trials with AlcaLu; Ericsson and MTS test LTE Broadcast in Russia; Deutsche Telekom tackles the cell edge.

No Frat Party Here: 12,000 Computer Scientists Convene in Houston
Que Sera Sarah | 10/9/2015

Light Reading's Women in Comms is headed to the 13th annual Grace Hopper Convention in Houston, Texas, next week with 12,000 female technologists and computer scientists.

Cisco Makes 'Martian' Connection
Wagner’s Ring | 10/9/2015

Cisco video conferencing plays a supporting role in the movie The Martian.

No Case for Openreach Separation – BT
News Analysis | 10/9/2015

The UK fixed-line incumbent claims structural separation would damage the UK, urging regulators to address Sky's pay-TV dominance instead.

Xfinity Home Nets Nest & More
News Analysis | 10/9/2015

Comcast's smart home service gets an upgrade with the Nest thermostat, August door locks, Lutron connected lights and the Chamberlain MyQ garage controller.

Dell Kicking EMC's Tires
News Analysis | 10/8/2015

And if the deal goes through, it would be the largest deal among technology companies ever, eclipsing the $37 billion Avago is spending on Broadcom.

Vendors Tell Small Carriers How to Go Virtual
News Analysis | 10/8/2015

Execs from Ericsson, AlcaLu, Huawei and Oracle outline which network functions to virtualize and hope to inspire small carriers about why they should start now.

Nokia Faces Mobile Shakeout Post AlcaLu Deal
Morris Lore | 10/8/2015

The overlapping product portfolios of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will pose a challenge for the new-look business.

Winning With WiFi
Alantown | 10/8/2015

MSO, SCTE and vendor experts will address how cable can optimize and monetize WiFi in a special LR breakfast panel at Cable-Tec Expo next week.

Sports in 4K, It's Coming
MariNation | 10/8/2015

For the US, the pressure is on now that live sports in 4K Ultra HD are entering the picture in the UK and Canada.

Top Tips for FTTH Operators
LRTV Interviews | 10/8/2015

At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.

The Bumpy Road to NFV Everywhere
Wagner’s Ring | 10/8/2015

Network operators looking to embrace NFV face many challenges – cat videos among them.

AT&T's Amoroso: Be Proud of Playing Defense
News Analysis | 10/8/2015

AT&T's Ed Amoroso thinks security specialists should take more pride in what they do – and avoid hackers at conferences.

Eurobites: Ofcom Sounds Alarm on O2 Deal
News Analysis | 10/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone barges in to BT/Openreach row; Deutsche Telekom on Safe Harbor backwash; AlcaLu supplies LTE for aviation.

Small Carriers Optimistic for 600MHz Auction Sans Sprint
News Analysis | 10/8/2015

Rural operators are pleased to have one less deep pocket to compete with in the upcoming 600MHz auction, but they will likely be up against Dish Network.

Ericsson CTO: Artificial Intelligence Will Make 5G Smarter
News Analysis | 10/8/2015

Ericsson CTO talks AI alogorithims, says vendor will be supplying 'pre-5G' equipment for Verizon trials in 2016.

M-net Calls for FTTx Unity
LRTV Interviews | 10/8/2015

At the Gigabit Europe event, Jorn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.

AT&T Gets Green Light for VoWiFi
News Analysis | 10/7/2015

The FCC has granted AT&T's request to provide an alternative to TTY text support, which not coincidentally at all will allow AT&T to offer VoWiFi.

Infinera Fleshes Out Its Metro 100G Story
News Analysis | 10/7/2015

Long-awaited 100Gbit/s metro aggregation platform built around a new PIC is about to hit the streets but much of Infinera's metro market traction is expected to come from its recently acquired Transmode portfolio.

T-Mobile: New IP, Partnerships Crucial to 5G
News Analysis | 10/7/2015

T-Mobile's VP of radio network engineering says real estate, backhaul, fiber partnerships and the New IP will be critical to 5G success.

AlcaLu Execs Lose Out as Nokia Unveils New Top Team
News Analysis | 10/7/2015

A number of senior executives at Alcatel-Lucent may be out of a job, with Nokia preferring to fill most leadership roles from within its current organization.

The Business Case Challenge for NFV
LRTV Documentaries | 10/7/2015

Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, but even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge.

JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons
LRTV Interviews | 10/7/2015

Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.

Need for Flexibility Helps FPGAs Forge Ahead
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2015

FPGA and ASIC usage grows in the telecom market. FPGAs and ASICs are widely used in networking and telecom systems, from complete SoC designs to simple connections between different interfaces on merchant silicon devices.

Amazon Eyes OTT Live – Report
News Analysis | 10/7/2015

Everybody's doing it. Why not Amazon?

Eurobites: AlcaLu holds on to subsea unit
News Analysis | 10/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Astellia signs RAN optimization agreement with Telefonica; Euskaltel ups price for rival; MTS wins spectrum.

Facebook, NTT, Big Switch Team on Open Switch Software
News Analysis | 10/7/2015

The three companies will demonstrate Open Network Linux running forwarding agents from Facebook and NTT, an evolutionary step in open source networking.

Cord Cutting? 'Fraid so.
Column | 10/7/2015

Cord cutting is a real and present threat to pay-TV, but it has been an erosion, not a landslide.

Making History With 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2015

The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.

M&A Speculation Swirls Around Juniper
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

Valley gossip suggests that the New IP vendor's investors are looking for a pay day, either from a trade sale or from a deal that would take Juniper private.

Cisco's Chambers Rules Out Political Bid
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

As a moderate Republican with ties to Democrats, he doesn't think he has much of a shot.

Skyworks Scoops Up PMC-Sierra for $2B
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

The combined company intends to be a one-stop shop for OEMs looking to buy ICs for Internet infrastructure, including data centers.

AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2015

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.

AT&T Virtualizes Multi-Layer Security
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

New services move security into software and move hardware into the cloud, and will be trialed this year for deployment in 2016.

On Paper, Support Runs High for Charter/TWC
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

Public comments filed with the FCC show wide support for Charter's proposed acquisitions and cite a number of Charter talking points.

OpenStack & OVS: From Love-Hate Relationship to Match Made in Heaven
Column | 10/6/2015

They go together hand-in-hand in many networks but the relationship is strained – is there a way to improve the efficiency of an OpenStack and OVS deployment?

Arista Debuts Data Center Network Protection
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

Protects so-called 'east-west traffic' inside the data center.

The View From Huawei HQ
Shades of Ray | 10/6/2015

Light Reading recently published an exclusive interview with Huawei's deputy chairman Eric Xu in English – now that interview is available in Chinese too.

Broadcast TV Heads for IP & Competitiveness
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

The ATSC 3.0 proposal took a big step closer to being ratified as a standard. It will make TV transmission IP-based, and that should give broadcasters the tools to take on cable, IPTV, DBS and wireless rivals.

Cisco's Robbins Foresees White Box Coexistence
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

CEO Charles Robbins says he foresees proprietary and white box equipment coexisting with open source technology.

Eurobites: CityFibre Hooks Up With Vodafone
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GCHQ deploys Smurf army, says Snowden; Safe Harbor ruling could spell trouble for Facebook and others; Telenet/BASE deal comes under scrutiny.

France's Bouygues Hikes Profitability Targets
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

France's number-three service provider has issued some bullish targets for profitability despite operating in one of Europe's most competitive markets.

Boffins Devise Promising Light-Based Memory
News Analysis | 10/6/2015

The research device uses common electronic materials and behaves so much like silicon memory that it might make an all-optical processor actually possible.

Network Security in a Gigabit World
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2015

Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.

Indian 4G Hots Up With RCom-RJio Deal
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

A tie-up between RCom and RJio could have major repercussions for India's telecom market.

FCC Chair Wants to Take 5G Higher
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

Wheeler pushes 24GHz and above rules for 5G, hints at possibility of US losing 4G 'lead' as world glides towards to next-gen mobile.

Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity
LRTV Documentaries | 10/5/2015

Head of Telefonica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity but with right abstraction layer, it's possible to create an architecture focused on service delivery.

One Buck Chuck! T-Mob User Details Spotted on Dark Web
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

Trustev, an Irish fraud protection group, has found T-Mobile customer details up for sale on the Dark Web for just a buck!

AT&T Asks FCC to Grant WiFi Calling Waiver
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

But the main point of its letter to the FCC is to call out Sprint and T-Mobile for deploying WiFi calling in violation of the Commission's TTY requirements.

TiVo's Retail Fortunes Flag
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

With only 150,000 new retail device activations last year, can TiVo recover its retail mojo?

Gigabit Europe Takeaways
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2015

Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.

Kheradpir's Coriant Comeback
Shades of Ray | 10/5/2015

Shaygan Kheradpir left Juniper under a cloud (not THE cloud) but has reappeared as CEO of transport vendor Coriant.

For Sale: Telenor's $2.4B Stake in VimpelCom
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

Nordic operator follows TeliaSonera in deciding to end its involvement in various eastern European and central Asian markets.

Eurobites: UK Wants Closer Look at Hutchison/O2 Deal
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: management re-jig at Tele2; AlcaLu veteran heads for Technicolor; ADVA turbocharges DCI offering.

Mentor Monday: Clearfield's Cheri Beranek
Coyne’s Corner | 10/5/2015

Light Reading's Women in Comms talked to Cheri Beranek, president & CEO, Clearfield, Inc., about her secret to success as a woman in the comms industry.

Amdocs: Ideas Are Easy – Value Is Hard
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

It isn't enough to come up with good ideas. Service providers also need to execute and make them produce business value, says Amdocs' head of innovation for IT and services.

Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 10/5/2015

Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.

Identity Crisis Creates Comms Opportunities
News Analysis | 10/5/2015

Service providers can generate new business helping companies, government agencies and individuals solve the enormous problems of authentication and identity.

Placing Bets on DOCSIS 3.1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/2/2015

Huawei joins a slew of equipment vendors seeking to make their mark in the North American cable space with products for both cable's new DOCSIS gigabit spec and CCAP.

Sprint to Cut Up to $2.5B in 6 Months
News Analysis | 10/2/2015

Sprint is planning cost cuts and layoffs, according to a memo from the CFO, obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

BT Updates on G.fast Plans
LRTV Interviews | 10/2/2015

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's G.fast trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.

Civiq Smartscapes Builds 'iPhone for the Street'
News Analysis | 10/2/2015

Civiq Smartscapes plans to use the LinkNYC project as a launch pad for future smart city initiatives.

Eurobites: Dunroamin'
News Analysis | 10/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ad firm's IPO raises euro 400 million for Deutsche Telekom; quantum security breakthrough; Proximus rustles up euro 500 million on bonds market; new CMO at Nokia unit.

Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/2/2015

Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approach to SD-WAN.

Yo, CEO – Is Your Company Secure?
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

AT&T's new security report and initiative is aimed at getting CEOs and board members more engaged in the security process.

McKinsey: Women Less Likely to Advance at Work
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

But it's because of obstacles they face, not because they are leaving the workforce as is often suggested, McKinsey finds in a new report with Lean In.

Will Google Start a Euro Gigabit Gold Rush?
Shades of Ray | 10/1/2015

Some in the broadband industry expect Google to make a gigabit move in Europe – it would be a much-needed catalyst.

Verizon's Go90 Is Live – Will Anyone Watch?
MariNation | 10/1/2015

Does Verizon's new Go90 mobile video service have what it takes to draw an audience?

Orange: EU Too Fragmented for Cross-Border M&A
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

France's Orange bemoans the lack of a digital single market in Europe but remains optimistic about the region's potential.

NBN's $1.3B Satellite Program Lifts Off
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

The launch of its first broadband satellite gives Australia's NBN something positive to focus on amid ongoing financing and technology problems.

CityFibre's Gigabit Vision
LRTV Interviews | 10/1/2015

Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.

Google, Microsoft Bury the Patents Hatchet
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

After five years of litigation over patents, Microsoft and Google say they will dismiss around 20 lawsuits and work together on certain patent matters.

AT&T: Corporate IT Attacks Up 48% in 2014
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

More than half of organizations are still not not re-evaluating their information security even after high-visibility data breaches.

New IP Spirit Saturates Startups
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

Up-and-coming companies are looking to help comms providers improve their networks, security and customer care.

Eurobites: UK Minister Cool With BT/Openreach Relationship
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets the go-ahead on 5G trials; Vodafone confirms Spanish job cuts; Netflix expands in southern Europe.

Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/1/2015

Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.

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