Also in today's EMEA roundup: French govt plans 'smartphone tax'; Vodafone's nice surprise from Verizon; BT's late with its Ethernet
Good news for vendors and operators but not so great for everyone, it seems…
The company's platform for cell towers and metro rings gets a boost in capacity and software
The GreenTouch consortium's ideas look great on paper, but when will hardware makers buy in and get the ball rolling?
4G Voice is operators' single biggest concern when it comes to signaling, Diameter vendor suggests
Company is reportedly exploring set-top options beyond the Xbox
Even before 5G is defined, Samsung says it has tested so-called 5G millimeter wave technology at 1-Gbit/s.
Network becomes first major broadcaster to start streaming live programming
A new Light Reading initiative explores how – and why – network operators can scale and accelerate investment in Wi-Fi
Is this the biggest industry event giveaway of all time?
Analyze this? Or analyze that? The operator back-office data deluge is generating more questions than answers
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia fined by antitrust body; ambulance-chasing in the UK; NSN scores with CEM at Zain
As NSN's optical spinoff comes to life, it's greeted with the news that a European customer is buying 100G from Infinera
When you've got less than 24 hours in Vegas, what do you do? Run around and snap photos, right?
Who says you can't get à la carte TV service?
The policy control market is poised to more than double over the next five years, as operators put policy at the heart of their strategic thinking
For CEO Philippe Tartavull, 2013 is all about getting Comverse back on track as a relevant, focused service provider IT giant.
AT&T's network president promises initial VoLTE market launches with 3G fallback in 2013
Also in today's roundup: Spain's 4G race is on; Telecom Italia won't cede control of fixed-line network; antenna firm snapped up
Recovers from early dip as it goes public and plans one helluva party
Well, maybe they went light on the 'frenzy' part. But they did shoot some hoops
UK incumbent's sports content strategy has all the makings of an 'own goal'
A growing list of new MVNOs with nonsensical names rides Tier 1 networks in the US
The MSO reports lower video and overall net revenues in first quarter
Veteran cable adversary pushes Senate bill to promote à la carte pricing
AT&T wants Wi-Fi in every small cell it deploys in the near future but managing such a broadband ménage à trois is tricky, explains the operator's network operations president
Also in today's roundup: euNetworks borrows €45M; Ooredoo deploys Tata's IPX+ platform; Neelie's going nowhere!
China Mobile puts its 4G network equipment bid process on hold, and leaves vendors on tenterhooks, as it weighs rollout strategy
An Interop panel takes a swing at what the application/network relationship will look like as software-defined networking takes hold
It's not as though Wi-Fi is Cisco's entire business, but Aruba and Ruckus's recent stumbles aren't exactly good signs
The open-source project that's trying to upend data-center hardware has turned its eye on the network. Cue dramatic music ...
Telecom analytics specialist is on a tear in North America, with AT&T possibly its next port of call
The uncarrier says its on track to cover 100 million pops with LTE by mid-year, but it'll be playing catch up for awhile
Verizon Wireless CEO says that small cells will arrive on the operator's network later this year
The company's advertising data unit combines set-top info with 'psychographic' data to enhance analytics
Either way, there's a spot of bad news for the optical components side
Top MSO becomes latest player to abandon paid video chat
Global Capacity's VP of Product and Marketing Mary Stanhope discusses proactive network monitoring, unified Ethernet and TDM interconnects – and the 'original' Sabrina
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Q1s from Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom and Telekom Austra; former Murdoch man to head up Virgin Media
The promise of Metaswitch's Project Clearwater lies not in making IMS software cheaper, but in repurposing that software to more powerful ends, one analyst claims
A survey of 8,700 global wireless users suggest they'll jump ship if data quality isn't up to par
Cisco, Juniper and other more traditional Interop speakers might get overshadowed by the forces of virtualization
TiVo attraction helps operator add video subs in first quarter
Shareholders are asking the Windows Phone maker to choose a different road, but none are paved with gold.
Ahead of the annual Management World event in Nice, France, we ask: What would be good to see at the SPIT sector's major jamboree?
Ma Bell continues its weekly launches of LTE markets with five new LTE towns now live
Major MSO reports higher Q1 revenues but loses more basic analog subscribers, reversing year-ago video gains
Comcast unit combines live and on-demand workflows in a single system
Karl-Heinz Nenner from Deutsche Telekom talks about the operational efficiencies that operators are expecting from network functions virtualization (NFV)
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Motorola Mobility's patents strategy in the spotlight; Liberty Global sees growth; T-Mobile Austria has its day in court
Finisar is reportedly providing the laser arrays in Arista's highest-density 100G switch
Another member of Cisco's SDN team is off to seek greener pastures
Other overbuilders have tried and failed, but Google might have the right formula to succeed, a Wall Street firm says
Clearwire urges its stockholders to accept Sprint's cash, ignoring Dish's bid and admitting it has few alternatives
Operators are still interested in APIs. They just don't need a vendor's help, Alcatel-Lucent says
It's the third-largest US telco's first FTTP 1Gig network build, but it could set the stage for more to come
Landlines might not be popular and mobile margins are under pressure, but Europe's telcos are gaining TV customers
Also in today's EMEA roundup: UK's Imagination sees shares fall; Belgacom first-quarter profits down €28M; funding round FeedsHenry $9M
Snapshots from Genband's conference in Orlando, featuring speakers, rock shows and surprises
Operators want to breathe new life into voice, but it will take more than better-quality calling
The chip giant has gained some seasoned telecom API smarts with a strategic acquisition in Northern Ireland
Sprint will vote on Softbank's takeover on June 12 and expects the deal to close by July 1
Expands its business services portfolio with hosted VoiceManager IP Centrex offering
The top insights, opinions and quotables from Genband's Perspectives conference in Orlando
With its growth in retransmission revenues, no wonder CBS wants Aereo out of the picture
Device maker's enterprise platform is winning over enterprises that feared Android security and fragmentation
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telekom Austria deploys voice core with ZTE; BT probed over broadband wholesale prices; BSkyB creates jobs
Tom Wheeler, former CTIA head and NCTA president, could soon add FCC to his collection of initials
Comcast could take home $3 billion haul in commercial services this year
Service provider IT (SPIT) big hitters Amdocs, Comverse and Asia-Info Linkage can all feel pleased with the start to 2013
Sprint's three-horse merger and Verizon buying up Vodafone are likely next up in the M&A mania – what happens after that, though, gets murkier
Who needs those pesky CFP-sized transceivers, anyway?
While triple-play gains and X1 progress look good for Comcast, the bad news is that its video subs attrition rate is on the rise again
Henry 'The Dude' Bohannon at Tata Communications talks Carrier Ethernet, globalization, PBB, SDN and The Big Lebowski
The combined company talks big about 'smoking fast' 4G in 90% of the top 25 metro areas in 2014
Former Light Reading Cable editor is back in the hot seat, covering MSO and video developments
Sales may have faltered but the test specialist is ramping up R&D spending in areas such as 4G and SDN to prepare for new business
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vivendi considers SFR flotation; Telefónica's data center launch; M2M in Germany
The happiest place on earth is also one of the most advanced in terms of a lot of hot topics in mobility