What was previously big is only getting bigger.
Further financial backing led by cable guys John Malone and John Risley.
South Korea's biggest operator is now offering IoT services at a fraction of the price it was previously charging.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opens mmWave testing lab; Telenet upgrades mobile network with ZTE; Telefónica reconsiders infrastructure unit IPO.
Dealing with the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) will require not just an ecosystem of companies and government agencies, but also a broad, engaged community of thought leaders.
AT&T is ready to do more testing in Austin, while Samsung has asked for licenses to show off its system to Verizon and, reportedly, Google.
France's two smallest network operators are profiting at the expense of Orange and Numericable-SFR.
Thought commercial 5G network products were years away? Not according to the Swedes…
After clearing Chinese regulatory approval, the two companies are looking to combine to create an enterprise, hybrid cloud, mobile and security powerhouse.
A lot of people who want smart cars are stuck with dumb ones -- so is there anything that can be done to 'connect' the unconnected car?
Three carrier aggregation move is key building block on the road to 5G, says Sprint COO Technology Gunter Ottendorfer.
Mikhail Fridman's $50 million investment in a plucky MVNO could spur digital and cultural transformation at his telecom business.
Networks need to be smarter to handle anticipated traffic booms and network reshaping that 5G and IoT will bring.
Even in a cloud universe, apps still require manageability, security, compliance and IT departments to deliver them, say VMware executives.
Xfinity on Campus is available at more than 60 schools, but Xfinity Stream has only launched in a handful of markets.
Cisco has bought container-management specialist ContainerX for an undisclosed fee in a further sign of business diversification.
Can a new compromise proposal cut through disagreements between patent holders and smooth the way for faster HEVC adoption?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU wants Ireland to wrestle $13 billion in back taxes off Apple; Iliad in talks with Vivendi over Canal+ deal; 4G in Egypt.
The minimum prices attached to 700MHz licenses are likely to deter all but India's biggest and wealthiest operators from bidding for these airwaves.
The service provider market is moving to VMware and Dell's strengths, and the two companies intend to capitalize on that industry change as Dell acquires a controlling interest in VMware, CEOs Pat Gelsinger and Michael Dell said Monday.
The 600MHz low-band spectrum auction starts the week topping $22 billion.
Verizon has updated its 4G LTE network in 461 cities coast-to-coast to deliver data speeds that could peak at over 100 Mbit/s.
AT&T and Level 3 execs explain how AI and machine learning are being built into network platforms that deliver more reliability and security.
What's holding 4K TV back? Quite a few things.
New platform and orchestration tools are designed to let enterprises and service providers bridge public, private and hybrid clouds, including IBM, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
'WiFi offload' became something of a dirty term for a while, but Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser thinks 4G service providers are having to re-think their position.
Mentoring has been key to the career of Ciena's Keri Gilder, and now she is making sure its value forms part of the company's DNA.
Apollo Global Management is scooping up the cloud provider for $4.3 billion.
Adtran finds the market for gigabit services has changed drastically in two years, with a number of operators even making money from gigabit broadband now.
The Chinese equipment behemoth is sprinting ahead of its rivals.
Internet giant's initiative rewrote the local broadband story for many cities in the US.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE does deal with Apple Music; Vivendi looks to cut costs at pay-TV unit; TV content rights shake-up in the offing across EU.
This week in our WiC roundup: Should men attend women's conferences?; women still minority in finance and advertising; sexism at Rio Olympics; and more.
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
FirstNet is still on the starting blocks and seems to have been technologically outstripped by existing commercial networks.
'Healthy product demand' for Ruckus's wares sent revenue up, but it wasn't enough to offset slumps elsewhere.
A new router based on the Broadcomm Jericho switch is designed for big enterprise and service provider networks.
Reports are mixed on whether Google Fiber is about to undergo significant downsizing.
Chinese equipment vendor reports growth in sales and profits while its big Western rivals struggle.
A look at what should be keeping network operators up at night.
Vic Bhagat comes from EMC and GE and is planning to put IT at the center of VES strategy and sales.
The Internet of Things could trigger a global transformation of economics and culture on an unprecedented level.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hull gets a gigabit; Ooredoo's new man in Algeria; LoopUp valued at £40 million in IPO; Orange denies Vivendi deal.
Initiative aims to bring free public international WiFi roaming to cities around the world.
Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm are looking at ways of using a block of 3.5GHz spectrum that has just become available.
Malaysian operator is struggling in a number of its most important country markets.
The San Diego Padres, with an assist from Qualcomm and OSIsoft, are using sensors, data collection and analytics in a bid to reduce operating costs by 25%.
Light Reading visits San Diego's Petco Park to see how the Padres baseball team is using IoT to slash operations costs.
Comms industry crook denied bail after pleading guilty to securities fraud.
Bidding ramps up, but it is nowhere close to the $88.4B the broadcasters are asking -- yet.
Verizon is determined to be first in the US with 5G, and has updated its 5G spec again, as it tests fixed wireless in the field.
Mobile data usage has soared in the six years between the soccer World Cup in South Africa and this year's Olympics in Rio, according to Syniverse.
Just how big is Comcast's OpenStack commitment?
CenturyLink and Perseus execs share real-world experiences, reminding everyone there are no easy paths to virtualization.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet targets wholesale market; Nokia rolls out 4G in Myanmar for Ooredoo; Opera offers VPN for Android; Inea offers 1Gbit/s Internet in Poland.
Who needs a widely adopted TV operating system when you can develop the next virtual reality OS?
Just as the move to NFV is transforming operators, it is transforming T&M vendors, who find themselves having to respond to the challenge of virtualization.
In our latest poll, backhaul was cited as the most likely cause of 5G bottlenecks.
Is VoIP a threat or an opportunity for India's service providers?
Just as telecom is moving toward virtualized data centers and SDN, the broadcast and media services industry are transforming core IT processes and moving to cloud and IP.
Cisco says Arista can't bring products into the US, as a result of ongoing intellectual property litigation by Cisco against Arista.
Adtran's Mosaic Cloud Platform adds control and orchestration capabilities to its Mosaic SD-Access platform so that service providers can orchestrate on-demand provisioning of services, applications and resources across the entire network.
Company moving down market to offer a wholesale version of services to small to midsized businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Internet and CE companies say the problems of 'Unlock the Box' can be solved with digital certificates, and that the latest MVPD compromise proposal still doesn't do enough to promote competition.
Xura, formerly known as Comverse, has been acquired by Siris Capital Group for $643 million.
Former Comverse CEO and long-time fugitive Kobi Alexander is returning to the US to face charges, according to CNBC.
Vodafone and Idea Cellular are reported to be in talks about a potential merger of their operations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 ups its IoT game with Kombridge acquisition; MegaFon teams up with Mastercard for mobile payment card; Deutsche Telekom adds Qivicon partners.
Operator flags growth in mobile and fixed broadband businesses but remains a long way behind market leader China Mobile.
Joins a field of vendors looking to automate network management in real time.
The container platform is intended to provide an easier alternative to the likes of Docker, Kubernetes and Heroku.
And customers aren't going to like them all.
Can LPWA technologies that use unlicensed spectrum withstand the arrival of NB-IoT?
Rovi signs patent licensing deal with Dish Network and pinpoints September 7 as the closing date for its acquisition of TiVo.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight wins in Abu Dhabi; Square staffs up for Europe; Mediaset files suit against Vivendi; Pokémon GOes, but comes back.
Optical equipment maker is set for a strong run of results thanks to growing demand from a number of large US operators.
Monica is a digital assistant like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, but built for business.
French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.
Detroit has its problems, for sure, but today 10 Gigabit access is not one of them thanks to a startup service provider called Rocket Fiber.
How cable operators and other pay-TV providers can differentiate themselves by helping customers find needles in haystacks. More is not always better.
Intel's Aska Keddy says the next Women in Comms challenge is moving beyond the comfort zone of surrounding ourselves with people who think and act as we do.
The company is now simply saying that cellular service in the station will arrive 'as soon as possible.'
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are teaming up again to create multimedia content aimed at helping cable operators cut energy use and costs.
Co-produced by NetScout, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is a funny, astute, shambolic and unexpectedly emotional investigation into what it means to be connected.
Viavi's new Gigabit Monitor mapping tool is valuable, but far from complete.
Commercial launches of SD-WAN services will help better align service provider networks with the changing cloud and hybrid IT needs of enterprise customers.
Emerging market demand for lower-cost devices fueled second-quarter growth in smartphone shipments, according to GfK.
New advisory group will gather requirements even from non-member companies.
German and South Korean operators to launch a 'transcontinental' 5G trial network.
This week in our WiC roundup: Forbes releases its Richest Tech Billionaires list; hackers win most sexist in tech award; pilots fight for maternity rights; and more.
The company has defined three 'key characteristics' to make sure open source software lives up to the label.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Volvo and Uber team up on self-driving cars; BT tries out long-range VDSL; Virgin Media to raise fees, again.
But will the auction live up to TV broadcasters' expectations?
T-Mobile's CTO talks about how the operator plans to bolster its network for an expected avalanche of new customers.
Small cells are well past their hype cycle now, and VoLTE looks set to be a game-changer for their adoption over the next three years.
One of the direct benefits of deploying 5G is supposed to be 5G networks' ability to easily handle that traffic with throughputs of 5 Gbits/s or better. That won't be the case for some time after 5G networks have been deployed, however.
New AirTV box reportedly set to launch in September.
As network functions virtualization (NFV) brings changes and challenges to the market, it is opening up numerous opportunities for test and measurement (T&M) vendors.
From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.
New OneTalk service unites wireless and wireline voice in an offer that Verizon claims is more elegant and efficient than current plans.
A new way of thinking as well as new technologies and procedures are needed for those devising network security strategies, argues Fortinet's Matthew Pley.
Operator blames growing competition and a tough macroeconomic environment for a decline in profits, but continues to report sales growth.
At Upskill U, Saikrishna Kotha with LinkedIn examines the role of open source in the white box network transformation.
In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.
Resumes a grim summer layoffs tradition.
Intel has been shipping its silicon photonic interconnect modules since June. One of the first customers is Microsoft.
Rumors are fueled by a mysterious press call with T-Mobile CEO John Legere Thursday, topic unspecified.
The narrative about the battle between Intel Corp. and ARM Holdings took an unexpected twist today when Intel announced that it had licensed ARM. LG Electronics Inc. will be one of Intel's first customers.
China's smallest 4G operator flags an improvement in its business performance despite tumbling profits.
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
The DOCSIS 3.1 deployment plans are piling up.
Network operator touts diversity of competing connections into its own data centers and the strong interconnection business happening there.
Systems and components vendors team up on baby step for 'open' optical networking.
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Intel gives up ARM wrestling; Telenor plans AI lab; Nokia boasts 100G success; Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress.
High-frequency is on the 5G agenda after the FCC mmWave decision.
Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T that involves packet processing optimization, and the other with NEC on C-RAN. Both collaborations are all about NFV.
Can you believe people still think open source isn't fit for business?
World's biggest maker of IP equipment is set to slash employee numbers as it plans for a software-defined future, according to a report.
Intel CEO Brian Kzranich opened the Intel Developer Forum '16 with announcements designed to drive VR adoption.
Video delivery is more efficient when you can cache content at the network edge.
Startup moves out of stealth mode with a new approach called Secure Vector Routing, built by a team of Acme Packet veterans.
Born of the identity crisis that afflicts telcos, the haziness surrounding 5G is not helping anyone.
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Sky launches superfast broadband; HMD Global recruits Rantala as CMO; EU proposes spectrum-licensing changes; Argela demos network slicing.
Roz Roseboro with Heavy Reading addresses telecom's approach to open source and cloud services at Upskill U.
WiFi in the subway spotted in Brooklyn hood usually dominated by trust funds and artisinal pickles.
US and South Korean operators flag new alliance aimed at accelerating the development of 5G technology.
Verizon EVP sees agricultural applications as a promising market for the Internet of Things.
While they operate in attractive markets, RCN and Grande Communications have fewer than 600,000 residential customers altogether.
With the Summer Olympics now halfway over in Brazil, CSPs and other tech providers are competing fiercely for their own gold, silver and bronze medals.
Private equity player to create a top 10 US cable player with the acquisition of RCN Telecom Services and Grande Communications Networks from Abry Partners.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC preps new OTT rules; Tele Columbus ramps in Q2; drone action in Scotland; and hybrid power in Gabon.
The consumer package goods company relies on the cloud to support its direct sales business model.
Being a successful woman in the comms world means taking ownership of your own path, according to Lauren Cooney of Cisco.
Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.
The deal starts with development and testing, with plans to expand to other business functions in the future.
Backers of the LoRa communications protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) have introduced a kit that will enable IoT application developers to prototype their apps more rapidly in a LoRa system.
Old Macdonald had a gigabit.
Rather than selling services to SMBs that rely heavily on capex, CSPs are shifting the model to opex through network-as-a-service models.
Market and economic realities could drive the German operator to reach an agreement with regulators on the rollout of FTTH.
India's biggest operator has triggered a price war at a difficult time for the industry.
Comcast is using a bitrate of 35 Mbit/s to show off its footage of the Olympics in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with High Dynamic Range.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women rule Intel's C-suite; Mr. Robot focuses on the ladies; Telenor Sweden finds impressive gender balance; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia fines Google over Android antics; Sky invests in TV rights tool; France takes on encrypted messaging services.
The acquisition of Beam gives Microsoft a platform for combining interactive gaming with live video.
The demands of today's end users are forcing service providers to step up their game when it comes to network agility and seamless operations.
More than half of the operator's subscribers are now using 4G services, while smaller rivals are failing to close the 4G gap.
Jim Fagan of Telstra addresses 'The Role of Open Source in NFV' at Upskill U.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NTT expands IP network with German PoPs; OTE sees mobile revenues slide in H1; BT not out of woods yet on Openreach.
Google has asked the FCC for licenses to test radios in 24 areas in the US over 24 months.
The decomposed core is an expectation, not a pipe-dream.
Leveraging Kubernetes, Mirantis has an ambitious plan to pivot its business model to deliver a broad array of services.
German telecom incumbent witnesses sales declines at all of its operating units outside the US in the second quarter.
A deal that would have given the EU better access to Chinese markets appears to have run aground.
The cable industry is ready to begin developing its specification for Full Duplex DOCSIS.
FCC Chairman has been among the most aggressive ever in pushing his competition agenda, but is he running out of time to finish the job?
Now that the FCC is fast-tracking 5G in the US, questions are being asked about health concerns.
Google is hunting for an engineer to test 5G and more for future heterogeneous networks.
Sports networks are looking beyond the bundle.
French operator says 3GPP-backed standard might 'complement' the Sigfox technology it is already using.
Service provider acknowledges role that Cisco's Network Service Orchestrator is playing in Level 3's SDN strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC feels the heat on its home turf; Russia investigates Apple over iPhone pricing; UK broadband advertising slammed (again).
Internet giant's broadband subsidiary is reported to be considering whether to use wireless technologies instead of fiber in parts of Silicon Valley.
It's not just about TV.
Cambium is aiming for another year of strong growth in India's fast-developing mobile broadband market.
Startups can use the cloud to disrupt big enterprise vendors' relationships with customers.
Adtran kicked off its annual press and analyst event today with a keynote from CTO Kevin Schneider who focused on innovation, and the technological drivers behind innovation that will help service providers get to gigabit gold.
LTE is evolving to support the Internet of Things as we head towards a massively connected 5G world.
Service provider claims to have scrapped line-rental charges, but it may struggle to become a broadband force without a compelling content offering.
5G, IoT and virtualization all factor into another golden age ahead for faster broadband speeds.
Charter is making good on promises of earnings growth.
Seeking to realize its American Dream, the French communications giant reported improved operating results for its new Cablevision and Suddenlink properties in Q2.
Phil Robb of OpenDaylight kicks off the Open Source series at Upskill U with 'Telcos & Open Source 101.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook defends itself in Germany; Belgian MVNE wins private equity funding; apps will keep banks in check, says UK watchdog.
Orbitera is a platform for enabling the selling of enterprise software over the cloud, designed to beef up Google's multi-cloud strategy.
Cable giant reports earnings growth thanks to US investments but continues to struggle in its main French market.
The transition from broadcast TV to online isn't just about developing the right technology; it's about crafting the right business models.
Despite Brexit and heavy debt, Liberty Global expects growth to accelerate as it wires more homes and rolls out faster broadband speeds and advanced video products.
Security company is looking at using LPWA technologies besides Sigfox, but insists it is happy with the French IoT player's technology.
Hulu is ending its free online video service, but Yahoo will distribute much of the same content on a new ad-supported video portal called Yahoo View.
There was plenty of security-related food for thought for operators to chew over at this year's BlackHat event in Las Vegas.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU weighs in on Spanish TV compensation scheme; Ofcom abandons Premier League probe; Alipay finds retail partners in Europe.
Deal could help Californian iPhone maker take on Facebook and Google in the nascent AI market.
AT&T's Chief Security Officer, Rita Marty, shares how she rises above fear and why the tech industry is a great place for women to work.
Sale of majority stake in UMS leaves Uzbek government in full control of the business.
In this final installment, we explain what cable operators should know about the decision-making processes of mid-market and enterprise firms.
Even with a troubling drop in broadband subscribers this spring, the big US telco is counting on faster data speeds and OTT video to propel future growth.
T-Mobile not swayed by fixed 5G, keeps on truckin' with 4G network enhancements.
Investment firm Apollo Global Management is the favored suitor, according to reports.
Comcast's Matt Zelesko explains how the huge US MSO is preparing to deliver more than 6,000 hours of Olympics coverage to its video and broadband subscribers.
Upskill U launches a new series on the role of open source in cloud services, NFV and the white box network transformation.
This week in our WiC roundup: Qualcomm pays up for unequal pay and treatment; virtual reality creates a level playing field; is there a double standard for female CEOs?; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom sells stake in Metroweb; MTN still feeling effects of Nigerian mega-fine; British gin joint blocks mobile signals.
And speaking of clouds: Arista is confident it can continue business as usual despite the cloud of Cisco litigation hanging over it.
In the third part of this series, we look at how MSOs can align products and service offerings to meet mid-market and enterprise customer needs.
Fiber-optic network operator Electric Lightwave is re-asserting itself and its brand, becoming a totally separate business unit and resuming use of its title as the corporate brand.
Big US cable overbuilder prepares to become the latest service provider to launch gigabit service in its territories later this year.
Fifth-largest US MSO sees another steady increase in broadband subscribers in the second quarter as it prepares to launch gigabit service to homes this fall.
Designed for service providers and large enterprises to help them keep their networks humming.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty Global Dutch merger gets go-ahead; VimpelCom Q2 revenues slide 16%; EU swipes left on Tinder.
As network operators evolve into supremely efficient infrastructure players, and OTTs monopolize all dealings with consumers, the MVNE may be on the ascendant.
Google's fiber moves in Africa could point the way towards a better economic model for high-speed infrastructure.
Intel Capital leads three rounds of funding totalling $25M for Velostrata, Sedona Systems and Panoply.io.
Consolidates multiple labs from around the world for easy collaboration on networking, connectivity, VR and other projects.
AT&T announced it's using Radcom's service assurance software to support its move toward a virtualized, New IP network.
Apple is now searching for an engineer familiar with the 5G standardization process.
As they seek to move upmarket in the commercial space, cable operators must find ways to address the unique needs and requirements of midsized and enterprise firms.
Aviv Abramovich talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about Check Point's efforts in cybersecurity and its partnership with CSPs.
Experienced UK wireless exec is crossing the pond, bringing an active Twitter account and a deep interest in consumer contact with him.
Big entertainment conglomerate buys 10% stake in popular OTT video provider and makes Turner networks available for Hulu's upcoming live streaming service.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom touts LTE-A Pro performance; Schrems disses new data accord, CityFibre teams up.
Surging use of mobile data networks in Africa and the Middle East is forcing operators to think about backbone needs and IoT threats.
HPE shuffles its cloud group as it reportedly considers going private.
Network operator uses MEF framework to let its wholesale customers automatically qualify availability of AT&T Switched Ethernet services.
As CORD becomes its own open source project and releases a major distribution, virtualized access gets closer to reality.
Frontier aims to restore subscriber and revenue growth in the second half of the year after suffering both revenue and subscriber losses again in Q2.
Guru Parulkar with the Open Networking Lab explains how and why telco central offices are being re-architected to mimic data centers.
Findings from our most recent multicore processor survey show how important these devices are in networking systems, giving us a look at what will be increasingly vital in 2017.
New technology will enable scaling of lower-cost solution to optical networking.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski settles patents spat with Apple; BBC closes iPlayer loophole; Telenor appoints new CFO.
Photos from a costume party with more than 100,000 of my closest friends.
AT&T's John Palmer spells out the company's plans to upgrade the skills of nearly all its 280,000 employees as AT&T undergoes one of the most significant transformations in its 137-year history.
Suit charges Comcast misrepresented the scope of its service protection plan, charged customers improper service call fees and used improper credit screening practices.
In this first installment of a four-part series this week, CMG Partners looks at how much commercial services have grown for cable over the past decade and why.
CTO leaves after 18 years at Level 3 to report to Zayo CEO and Chairman Dan Caruso, a former Level 3 executive.
Verizon is bolstering its profile in the fleet tracking business, buying Fleetmatics Group for $2.4 billion.
Media companies must rethink how they deliver content to meet the challenges raised by sweeping changes in consumer behavior.
Light Reading and its camera goes to the annual geek festival in San Diego.
And it's not the only Indian operator looking to exploit the technology's potential.
Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes Gainspeed acquisition; Privacy Shield comes into operation; Virgin Media in fiber-laying farce.
Experience doesn't matter when you're building a team to develop technologies that don't exist yet, says Sigal Barda, VP of R&D for Cyber and NFV at ECI Telecom.