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.
Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.
Being a successful woman in the comms world means taking ownership of your own path, according to Lauren Cooney of Cisco.
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.