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Microsoft Launches Investment Fund for Cloud Startups
News Analysis | 5/31/2016

Focusing on infrastructure, business SaaS, augmented reality, security and more.

CenturyLink Targets 'Six Nines' Reliability
News Analysis | 5/31/2016

US operator believes it can improve on traditional reliability guarantees as it evolves its network and service offerings.

Pics: BCE Crowds Mob New IP Agency Live Interoperability Demos
Slide Shows | 5/31/2016

AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV Interoperability Demos, which drew standing room only crowds to the busy exhibition floor.

Verizon Drops Wireline Clues as Strike Ends
News Analysis | 5/31/2016

Verizon turns its attention back to wireline.

Eurobites: EU Data Watchdog Dents Privacy Shield
News Analysis | 5/31/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange renews MVNO agreement with Belgium's Telenet; Microsoft accused of breaking promises in Finland; 4G networks in briefcases and rucksacks.

Getting Somewhere With TV Everywhere
LRTV Interviews | 5/31/2016

Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.

AT&T Preps for Big Fiber Build
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/31/2016

In the latest segment of this sponsored blog series, AT&T's Veronica Bloodworth explains how the company aims to extend its fiber links throughout its regions.

HFCL, Ciena to Build Indian Defense Network
News Analysis | 5/31/2016

Two equipment makers secure deal to build the world's largest purpose-built defense network.

Hutchinson Networks: If You Can't Beat the Cloud, Join It
News Analysis | 5/31/2016

Faced with a competitive threat from cloud providers, UK-based Hutchinson Networks decided to become one.

IEEE President-Elect Tackles the Digital Divide
Mentor Monday | 5/30/2016

Despite recently retiring, Karen Bartleson is taking on the enormous task of closing the digital divide via a spot on the Department of Commerce's newly created board.

Vodafone Demands More From NFV Vendors
News Analysis | 5/27/2016

Industry alignment is needed on pricing models and VNF onboarding, notes Vodafone's Head of SDN and NFV David Amzallag in his BCE keynote presentation.

WiCipedia: Leading Ladies & VC Disparities
WiCipedia | 5/27/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Our very own Women in Comms lunch and speaker panel; turning the tables on gender stereotypes; female-run startups lagging in funding; and more.

Opex Gloom Grows in New NFV Survey
News Analysis | 5/27/2016

One tenth of operators do not expect NFV to lead to operating cost savings, up from just 2% six months ago, according to the latest 'Future of Virtualization' CSP Index Update.

INTX Pics: Live From Boston
Slide Shows | 5/27/2016

Now in its second year of being known as the Internet & Television Expo, the once-sprawling Cable Show is trying to adapt to a new age.

Nothing's Going to Stop 4K
News Analysis | 5/27/2016

Even with confusion about associated HDR technology and an aggravating political spat surrounding the preferred UHD streaming codec, the 4K market is set to grow in leaps and bounds.

Microsoft, Facebook Building Transatlantic Cable
News Analysis | 5/27/2016

MAREA 'will be the highest-capacity subsea cable ever to cross the Atlantic,' Microsoft says.

Dish's HopperGO Is a Go
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

$99 cache-and-carry device is now available for Dish subscribers.

West Coast Gets Its First 10-Gig City
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

Dayton, Oregon, goes 10-Gig with ISP OnlineNW and Adtran.

Salesforce Inks Strategic Cloud Deal With Amazon
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

Names AWS as its 'preferred public cloud infrastructure provider' in a four-year deal.

WiC Pics: Women in Comms Takes Austin
Slide Shows | 5/26/2016

From Sunday's Board of Advisors dinner to Monday's luncheon, job fair and Leading Lights celebration, WiC's biggest event was also its best yet.

Cisco's Patel Hails 'Microculture' Successes
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

Cisco is spurring innovation by setting up much smaller and nimbler teams focused on specific products, says the company's chief development officer.

AT&T: OPNFV Can Bring Open Source Sanity
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

Proliferation of open source orchestration options needs a level playing field for evaluation and OPNFV can be that, says AT&T executive.

Cisco Looks to Open Source for 'Badder Ass' Internet
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

Cisco says it's committed to open source, which it sees as essential to making the Internet more robust for business applications.

Eurobites: BT, Huawei Hit 2 Tbit/s
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Member states approve 700MHz proposals; 3 to trial ad-blocking technology; Ireland's privacy watchdog bares teeth at Facebook.

Smart Cities: Rapidly Developing Like Molasses
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

Simply getting a municipal project off the ground may require as much innovation as goes into the technology itself given all the challenges they face.

FCC: We'll Show You the Money, If...
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

FCC lays down rules for new rural broadband funding auction; $2 billion at stake.

AT&T's Margaret Chiosi Retires
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

Virtualization figurehead retires from AT&T after an illustrious career.

AT&T Eyes Yahoo Too – Reports
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

AT&T might battle Verizon to buy Yahoo, according to reports.

Mitel Faces Competition in $1.96B Polycom Bid
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

The unified communications player may have to improve its Polycom offer to fend off private equity competition.

Rogers Upskills on Adapting to Mobile Video Demand
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/25/2016

Upinder Saini, vice president of wireless product management at Rogers Communications, described the digital content differentiator as a solution to address the growing mobile video trend.

Cable Is Eyeing Its Retail Options
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

Some of the biggest companies in cable are looking lustily at the retail market.

Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
Column | 5/25/2016

In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.

Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 5/25/2016

Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.

Group Forms to Take On Intel in Data Centers
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

AMD, ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm and Xilinx are collaborating on a spec for a single interconnect format for FPGA accelerators.

NIA Replacing 'Old Standards Bodies,' Says Cisco
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

Leading industry executives reckon the NIA will play a critical role in facilitating investment in multivendor NFV deployments.

Level 3 Makes Security a Network Matter
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

New cloud-based service moves enterprise security perimeter into the network, eliminating perimeter gear and protecting data anywhere.

OTTs Are Forcing Us to Get Better, Says Cox
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says communications service providers need to earn trust and respect from customers attracted to OTT offerings.

Brocade Looks to Bridge Network & Cloud Automation
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

Goal is to eliminate 'all the manual handoffs that get in the way of the body of work,' says a Brocade executive, describing the product based on technology Brocade acquired with StackStorm this year.

Eurobites: Microsoft Bails Out of Tampere
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 targets IoT; Perugia gets a gigabit; Isle of Wight hits warp speed on broadband.

Cray Adds Supercomputer for Big Data
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

The new supercomputer is open and agile, and priced to be a competitive big data analysis platform in the enterprise market.

Verizon Backpedals on Go90
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Verizon CEO admits Go90 was overhyped.

Verizon Upskills on 5G at BCE
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/24/2016

Gerry Flynn, director of network infrastructure planning at Verizon, explains how new industry players and increasing bandwidth demands are driving the development of 5G networks.

Masergy CEO: Key Building Blocks for Better Customer Experience
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Masergy CEO and Chairman Chris MacFarland talks about how automation, NFV and customization can enrich the client's experience.

Facebook: TIP Will Open Telecom Hardware
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

BCE speaker Hans-Juergen Schmidtke says Telecom Infra Project will do for infrastructure technology what OCP has done for data centers.

DT: Telcos Must Escape Vendor Prison
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Operators are in a prison of vendors, according to Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg, and Facebook could help them break free.

AT&T to Start 5G 'Friendly' Trial by 2016 End
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

AT&T pumps the gas on 5G trials again, but many technical challenges still remain when dealing with high-band, high-speed radios.

Altice Steps Closer to Cablevision Closing
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

The New York Public Service Commission is recommending approval of the Altice buyout of Cablevision, with conditions.

Eurobites: Unions Predict Up to 15,000 Nokia Job Losses
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone bigwig on his way; Swisscom fined over sports TV content arrangements; Spotify still losing money.

Ciena Says Toolkit Makes DevOps Easier
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

New Blue Planet software tools make it simpler for network operators to 'onboard' resources or develop service templates for their virtual nets.

Nutanix Takes Hyper-Convergence Downscale
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

The company is introducing a hyper-converged server for SMBs and desktop virtualization server for midsized enterprises.

Service Providers Debate Workplace Inclusion
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Diversity programs are great but only if all of a company's women and men are on board, according to execs from Sprint, CenturyLink, Boingo and Hitachi Consulting.

Facebook Lauds Terragraph Cost Savings
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Social networking giant claims its 60GHz technology will make alternative connectivity solutions look uneconomical.

Cisco Extends Meraki Cloud to the Enterprise
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Vendor introduces a cloud-based telephone product and services in the Meraki line, as a step in its transformation to a cloud company.

2550100 Alliance Tries to Make 25G Easy
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

The 2550100 Alliance has been working feverishly to give data center operators enough reason to follow a new path through 25G, 50G and then on to 100G.

Colt Exec Joins NIA Board
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt Technology Services, won both a seat on NIA's board and a Leading Lights award at the Big Communications Event kick-off in Austin.

Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
Que Sera Sarah | 5/24/2016

WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.

Leading Lights 2016: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/23/2016

Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016
LRTV Documentaries | 5/23/2016

Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.

5G: The Fixed [Wireless] Is In!
News Analysis | 5/23/2016

At the ATIS 5G Symposium in Austin, fast fixed wireless comes into focus.

Wind, 3 Eye Sale of Italian Assets – Report
News Analysis | 5/23/2016

Companies said to be in discussions with a variety of players as they look to secure approval for their merger.

Full Steam Ahead for Full Duplex DOCSIS
News Analysis | 5/23/2016

CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney says the potential symmetrical multi-gig spec is 'looking incredibly strong' so far in the exploratory stage.

Upskill U Live @ BCE Targets 5G & Mobile Video
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/23/2016

Upskill U hosts two hot breakfasts at BCE on 5G and Mobile Video with speakers from Verizon and Rogers Communications.

Eurobites: EU Splits on Data Regulation
News Analysis | 5/23/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; Ericsson lands managed services deal in UAE; Virgin's FTTP push continues.

Telstra Plans to Build Asian Empire
News Analysis | 5/23/2016

Network operator investing heavily in subsea and overland fiber to capture enterprise, web-scale and media content business in region.

From Teddy Bear-Shaped Homes to Cloud RAN
Mentor Monday | 5/23/2016

Parallel Wireless Co-Founder Kaitki Agarwal tells how she made it from humble beginnings in Northern India to co-founding a successful wireless startup.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best New Product (Telecom)
News Analysis | 5/22/2016

Twelve companies, including ADVA, Ciena, Cisco and Nokia, made the shortlist for this year's best telecom product award.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Wireless Service (3G, 4G, Carrier WiFi)
News Analysis | 5/22/2016

Sprint, Boingo, M1, Parallel Wireless and Hutchison are in the running for the award for creatively extending wireless service offerings.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Strategy
News Analysis | 5/22/2016

5G strategies make the grade for the first ever in the Leading Lights.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor
News Analysis | 5/21/2016

Ten companies, including Amdocs, Huawei, NetCracker and Sigma Systems, have made it to the shortlist in the Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor category of the Leading Lights awards.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
News Analysis | 5/20/2016

Colt and Hibernia made the shortlist in this year's Ethernet/Optical service category.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Deployment Strategy (Network/Data Center Operator)
News Analysis | 5/20/2016

Four network operators have made the shortlist in this year's NFV deployment strategy category -- find out who and why.

Cox Reveals Next Steps for D3.1, CCAP
News Analysis | 5/20/2016

Cox is in the final stages of vendor selection for its DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP rollouts.

Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2
LRTV Interviews | 5/20/2016

Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.

Wheeler to Cable: Stop Saying No
News Analysis | 5/20/2016

In his last appearance at INTX, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler implores the cable industry to return to its roots as a competitive innovator, not a regulatory barrier.

Eurobites: Be More European, EU Tells Streaming Services
News Analysis | 5/20/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google still fighting on 'right to be forgotten' front; EU gets tough on profit-shifting; BT boss misses out on chunk of bonus.

Global Capacity Covers Cloudifying the Network on Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/20/2016

On Friday at 1PM ET, Upskill U will examine the latest developments in the interconnection of cloud networks in the course "Cloudifying the Network," presented by Mary Stanhope, Vice President, Marketing, Global Capacity.

WiCipedia: Short Skirts & Back-Up Plans
WiCipedia | 5/20/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Short skirts and bright colors get attention; few tech jobs for women in Mass.; an out-of-the-box UC Berkeley commencement; and more.

Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray | 5/20/2016

I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/20/2016

The security business is a stark reminder that the adage "a job well done need never be done again" can sometimes be absolutely and utterly false. Security has been and seemingly always will be a moving target, a cat-and-mouse game of measures and counter-measures.

Brocade Revenue Down, IP Networking Slumps
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

Reduced service provider and federal demand drove down IP networking.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.

OpenStack Underpins Comcast Elastic Cloud
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

Largest cable MSO also among largest users of OpenStack in carrier community with deployment in national and regional data centers.

Stick a Fork in It: The Charter Deals Are Done
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

Everything you need to know about the new Charter now that the acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are complete.

Nokia Makes 'Elegant' Return to Handset Market, Says Device Industry Expert
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

The new mobile handset partnership built around Nokia's brand suits all parties, says CCS Insight head of research and mobile device industry specialist Ben Wood.

Eurobites: Orange Joins Board of LoRa Alliance
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski settles patents case with Yahoo; VoD win for 3 Screen Solutions in Germany; Post Office fails to deliver attractive mobile service.

Google Doubles Down on Machine Learning, AI
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

Google Home and Allo feature Google's virtual assistant technology.

TSMC, ARM Look to Break Intel Data Center Hegemony
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

The two previously said they would collaborate on the development of the next node in IC manufacturing (7nm FinFETs); the official announcement today reveals the two are aiming at Intel's near-monopoly on data center processing.

Cisco Looks to Beat White Boxes Where They're Strongest
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

Looks to solve the business problems that drive network operators to white boxes.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy (Service Provider)
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

The finalists for this year's Most Innovative Security Strategy award are AT&T, BT, Level 3 and Masergy.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Private Company of the Year
News Analysis | 5/18/2016

Affirmed Networks, Masergy Communications, VeEX and Versa Networks are the four contenders for this title.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Video Service
News Analysis | 5/18/2016

AT&T/DirecTV, Cablevision and TWC earn places on this year's shortlist with new, IP-enabled streaming video services.

Eurobites: ARM Buys Into 'Computer Vision'
News Analysis | 5/18/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia teams with Russia's MTS on 5G, IoT; connectivity in Nigeria; Queen's Speech sparks masts row in UK.

Upskill U Kicks Off Cloud Platforms & Services Series
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/18/2016

Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution and Analytics, Heavy Reading, will kick off the Upskill U cloud module today as lecturer for the 101 course at 1PM ET.

Nokia Plays It Smart With Major Mobile Devices Brand Deal
News Analysis | 5/18/2016

The Finnish giant has engineered a clever way to drive revenues from the mobile devices sector, without getting back into phone manufacturing, thanks to a major new licensing deal.

WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah | 5/18/2016

Leaders from Mellanox, Arista Networks, Syniverse, ECI Telecom and Cisco round out WiC's inaugural female tech pioneers of the year.

Weightless Aims to Exert Gravitational IoT Pull
News Analysis | 5/18/2016

The UK's Weightless hopes to be the organization that brings licensed and unlicensed IoT together.

Reader Poll: IoT Will Help Kickstart 5G
Jonestown | 5/18/2016

More than a third of poll respondents think that IoT will kickstart 5G.

AT&T Plots Mobile 5G Tests in 2017
News Analysis | 5/18/2016

'We haven't been sitting still on 5G, we've been doing a lot of work,' says AT&T SVP.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/18/2016

You can plan to build the most astounding thingamabob, but if you can't verify its functionality as you build it, if you can't demonstrate the final product works as advertised, and if you can't assure it continues working the way it's supposed to once it's deployed? Good luck getting anyone to buy it. T&M is as critical an endeavor as any other in electronics.

Microsoft, SAP Ally on Cloud
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

SAP HANA database apps support Microsoft's Azure cloud.

Metaswitch Offers Voice Infrastructure Cloud
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

New service lets communications service providers stop buying hardware and lets Metaswitch operate their voice clouds.

Use Amazon Dash Button to Configure IoT Cloud Services, Order Toilet Paper
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Amazon debuts a programmable version of its Dash button, to give developers a taste of running IoT devices in the cloud.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Seven vendor finalists demonstrate SDN's broad potential.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative SDN Deployment Strategy (Network/Data Center Operator)
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Operators say SDN gives them benefits of cost savings, customer control and flexibility on their networks.

Masergy: Predictability Drives Private Cloud Connection Boom
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

While security is of course important, enterprises are clamoring for private connections to public clouds primarily because they need predictable performance.

Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand
Lightreading Videos | 5/17/2016

Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.

Comcast Plans HDR Screenings for Rio Games
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

The Olympics are getting an HDR upgrade.

Eurobites: Vodafone Returns to Growth
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad Q1 revenues up 6.6%; Liberty completes CWC acquisition; Nokia lands managed services deal in Ireland.

Comcast Boasts Global Plans for X1
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts wants to license X1 to the world.

Intel Wants to Be a 5G Player
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

The silicon giant appears to be trying to hire more mmWave talent.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Cloud connections, a wireless Field Area Network and global cloud UC solution are our top three enterprise Leading Lights.

RJio Bulks Up on Fiber to Aid 4G
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

RJio hopes to turn a fiber lead over its rivals into a 4G advantage.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider)
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

AT&T, China Unicom Tianjin, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, Time Warner Cable and WOW are the seven finalists in the Outstanding Transformation Strategy category.

AT&T to Buy Streaming Expert QuickPlay
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

QuickPlay already supports streaming video services from U-verse: With the acquisition, AT&T will control a key streaming vendor in advance of rolling out several new streaming services for DirecTV.

Nokia Nails Our NFV Performance Tests
From the Founder | 5/16/2016

The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.

Clouds at the Edge: The New Data Center
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

EdgeConneX's Portland facility unites fiber interconnections with Megaport's SDN-based interconnection fabric for new cloud ecosystem.

MulteFire Sparks WiFi Congestion Worries
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

MulteFire continues to provoke concern about the implications for WiFi and other unlicensed-spectrum technologies.

Sckipio Pitches G.fast Boost as Telco Weapon Against Cable
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

The Israeli startup reckons a new bandwidth innovation will deliver a much-needed boost to copper.

Nokia Demos 10-Gig Over HFC
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

Full Duplex technology makes another appearance in a Nokia proof-of-concept demo showing symmetrical speeds of up to 10 Gbits/s over a cable network.

Eurobites: O2 CEO Explores Management Buyout
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cattaneo plans deeper cuts at Telecom Italia; Sky and friends come up with Openreach plan; Google facing euro 3 billion fine from EU.

Fujitsu HR Gets Intentional, Focused & Creative
Mentor Monday | 5/16/2016

The global vendor's head of human relations shares tips on how to recruit, retain and promote more women in the next-gen comms industry.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

Lumentum, Mellanox and NeoPhotonics are the three companies that make it on to our Leading Lights shortlist for Outstanding Components Vendor.

Ericsson WoWs Comcast With Wi-Fi on Wheels
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

Ericsson is taking WiFi on the road.

IoT's Place in the Future of Virtualization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/13/2016

As the Internet of Things (IoT) market grows exponentially over the next few years, vendors will start focusing in on IoT platforms and the impact virtualization can have on the market, with rapid development and lower costs as main points of interest.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Gigabit Broadband Service
News Analysis | 5/13/2016

And the award goes to...

Fraudsters Cash In on China's Fake Basestations
News Analysis | 5/13/2016

Fake mobile basestations are enabling fraudulent activities in China.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/13/2016

Vendors produced a plethora of tools designed to help service providers improve network agility through virtualization.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy
News Analysis | 5/13/2016

AT&T, Ingenu, Kore Wireless and ZenFi are the four companies that make it on to our shortlist for Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy.

Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity
LRTV Interviews | 5/13/2016

Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative SMB Service
News Analysis | 5/13/2016

New services from AT&T and Global Capacity enable SMBs to do more, especially in moving apps to the cloud.

Upskill U: The Industrial IoT Impact
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/13/2016

At 1 p.m. on May 13, Upskill U presents "IoT: The Impact of Industrial IoT" taught by Anna Bailey, Managing Director, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

WiCipedia: IVF Woes & Changing an Archetype
WiCipedia | 5/13/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech not finding IVF success; Project Include calls the shots; a high-heel ultimatum; and more.

Eurobites: Telefónica Presses Ahead With Dividend
News Analysis | 5/13/2016

...despite EU veto of 3 deal. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus reorganizes in Luxembourg; Ericsson smooths mobile commerce in Rwanda; Virgin offers fiber-to-the-business-unit in Leeds.

Meet the New Charter
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

Your cheat sheet on Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

SK Telecom, Telkom Indonesia Unite on IoT
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

SK Telecom will share expertise in the area of LoRa and provide its IoT platform to Telkom Indonesia.

AT&T to Test Wholesale NetBond
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

Virtualization push will let carrier develop resale options faster through its Partner Solutions group.

BCE 2016: Live NFV Interop Demo Takes Center Stage
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

More than 10 companies involved in 6 NFV interop demos on the show floor at the upcoming Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, on May 24 and 25.

Orange CIO Faced Board Concern on Digitalization
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

Orange's Group CIO has shared details of the company's digitalization strategy as it focuses on the Internet of Things and mobile banking opportunities.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

Four service providers delivered on the promise of helping customers connect to hybrid clouds.

Eurobites: Nokia, STC Light MulteFire
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT does soccer deal with YouTube; Telenor makes board changes; VimpelCom's first quarter.

Could the 5G Future Pose a Health Risk?
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

A Kiwi University aims to find out with a new 5G health study.

40G Dead in Transport Networks
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

With Oclaro's announcement that it will soon cease producing 40G line side components, 40G is pretty much dead in transport, and it's beginning to look a little wan in the data center market too.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Cable Product
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

The envelope please...

Genband & Sonus Deep in Merger Talks?
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

A buyout would value Sonus at around $600M, but there are still hurdles to be jumped before a deal is done.

Hulu: We'll Have Our Cake, Eat It Too
MariNation | 5/11/2016

Hulu plans to compete with its own customers, yet says it'll be good for business.

Upskill U Dives Into IoT Network Challenges
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/11/2016

Upskill U tackles the IoT network challenge at 1 p.m. today with Timothy Winters, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory.

EXCLUSIVE: Sigma Lines Up Ontology Acquisition
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

OSS/BSS specialist Sigma Systems is closing in on the acquisition of semantic search and data gathering specialist Ontology to further boost its appeal to network operators.

GTT Ready to Bust Out
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

A series of eight acquisitions helped build a global powerhouse that now needs a global profile for its cloud connection capability.

Eurobites: EU vetoes O2/3 combo
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels studies Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plan; Nokia brings LTE-Advanced to Jeddah; Mobistar turns Orange.

If Henry Ford Had Only Made Incremental Changes...
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Incremental network change is simple, but doesn't achieve business transformation.

WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah | 5/11/2016

Women from AT&T, Ciena, Ixia, Zayo Group and Fujitsu make our shortlist for working to advance the cause of women in the next-gen comms industry.

Facebook Likes Software Routing for Its Gigabit Radios
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Facebook is getting closer than ever to being a full-blown wireless SP.

'Really Frightening': Monitoring Tools Lag Networking Growth
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Network monitoring tools cannot provide the reliability the industry needs, say enterprise network operators.

Building Up Digital Operations: Pics
Slide Shows | 5/11/2016

At the TM Forum Live! 2016 in Nice, France, executives from service providers and others shared their views on the emerging Digital Operations Ecosystem.

Amazon Video Direct: Not Just Amateur Hour
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Amazon Video Direct isn't just a YouTube knock-off. It's also a brand new and comprehensive distribution option for all kinds of content creators.

C-Spire Becomes First US Regional Carrier to Plot 5G Tests
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

C-Spire is the first regional carrier in the US to go public on 5G test plans, plotting 'upcoming field tests' with Nokia in July.

Core Blimey! Affirmed Eyes 5G Services Evolution Next
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Affirmed tells Light Reading that it has new architectures coming for 5G and IoT services.

Panel: Men Critical to Change Telecom Culture
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

A panel of service providers at ITW in Chicago share why they think the support and participation of men in telecom is crucial to recruiting more women into the industry.

Coming Soon: The New Cable Trinity
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Comcast, New Charter and Altice are poised to reshape the US cable market.

9 Global Telcos Back Open APIs Scheme
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Nine of the world's biggest service providers hope to realize major business benefits from the use of Open APIs.

Global Capacity Automates Multi-Site Network Design
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Connect Marketplace lets enterprises easily see all available connections to multiple sites to craft a smarter multi-site network buy.

Console-ing Hybrid Clouds: A Software Story
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Company formerly known as IIX now introduces software platform that automates and makes easier private connections to hybrid clouds.

OCP Drives Telco Data Centers & the New IP
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2016

The Open Compute Project and the shift to SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and infrastructure.

TM Forum Live! 2016: Nice Pics
Slide Shows | 5/10/2016

Snapshots from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.

Key Takeaways From TM Forum Live!
Shades of Ray | 5/10/2016

Three key OSS and virtualization takeaways from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Bids $932M for Metroweb
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia helps move European Commission to the cloud; Virgin Media revenues up 3.7% in first quarter; BT's new cyber security service.

Working From Home (Version 8.3.6)
LRTV Documentaries | 5/10/2016

Lester completes the tutorial for a new virtual reality application that allows him to work from home.

Remaking the 'Mental Model' of Leaders
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 5/10/2016

Dr. Margaret Heffernan, an entrepreneur, CEO, speaker and author of a new book on company culture, dispels myths of leadership that are off-putting to women.

Taking GigaPower to Market
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2016

In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Jeremy Settle describes how his company is seeking to customize its gigabit service introductions for each new market.

NEC & NetCracker Serve Up Virtualization Buzzword Soup
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Telco software vendor's Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP) is a broad technology and supporting services offering that includes just about every buzzword from the New IP lexicon – but is there any substance to its proposition?

Wireless Weakness Dents Nokia Sales, Outlook
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Finnish vendor reports sales setbacks in its first full quarter since the takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.

Small Cell Forum Sets Out 5G Stall
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

The Small Cells Forum unveils a new Release 7 addressing requirements such as 5G technology and publishes new research highlighting growth in the small cells market.

FCC Video Analysis Lags the Market
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

The latest video competition report from the FCC only runs through 2014.

Verizon Demands Better NFV 'Answers' From Vendors
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

US telco throws down the gauntlet to the SDN and NFV industry, demanding progress in key areas.

Intel's Processor Boss Shares Lessons Learned
Mentor Monday | 5/9/2016

Shlomit Weiss offers advice, perspectives and opinions gathered from 26 years at Intel, where she was responsible for some of its best processors in history.

Eurobites: 'Uzbekgate' Scandal Claims More Telenor Scalps
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle lands major subsea gig; utility firm seeks slice of Metroweb; T-Mobile Czech Republic taps Ericsson for revenue management.

Hibernia, Electric Lightwave Make Waves in Chicago
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

New protected wavelength services and greater diversity in West Coast fiber routes mark the opening of International Telecom Week in Chicago.

AT&T Rallies Carriers Around OpenStack
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

Open source cloud platform is at 'a tipping point' and needs support to become what network operators need at the heart of virtualization.

ADVA Lays Bare Its Virtual Switch
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2016

ADVA has further developed the virtual switch technology it brought on board with the acquisition of Overture and is ready to pitch it into commercial NFV environments following an independent evaluation of the technology.

Colt Exec Wants Nimble OSS, BSS
LRTV Interviews | 5/9/2016

Nico Fischbach, the Strategy, Architecture and Innovation Director at international operator Colt, wants to see the OSS and BSS vendor community develop more nimble, agile systems rather than soup-to-nuts packages.

Delivering Business Services On-Demand
LRTV Interviews | 5/9/2016

In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Josh Goodell explains how AT&T is now delivering both Internet speeds and Ethernet services on-demand to commercial customers.

Edge Computing: The Next Frontier for Telcos
Column | 5/9/2016

Edge computing is a compelling option for telcos looking to balance tightening finances with increasing demands for bandwidth and processing speed.

WiCipedia: 'Meternity,' Lemonade & Chores
WiCipedia | 5/6/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Celebrate your favorite STEM teacher; the time suck that's holding women back in STEM; Beyonce's 'Lemonade' causes a stir; and more.

FCC Reportedly OKs Charter Deals
News Analysis | 5/6/2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler reportedly lines up votes from two more commissioners in support of Charter's purchases of TWC and Bright House.

Upskill U Tackles IoT Security Challenges
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/6/2016

Upskill U is gearing up to address IoT security questions today at 1 p.m. ET during the lecture 'IoT: Tackling the Security Challenge' with lecturer Jason Porter, Vice President, Security Solutions, AT&T.

Eurobites: UK Govt Rows Back on '10 Mbit/s for All'
News Analysis | 5/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish election hopes depend on decent broadband; Inmarsat shares plummet after sales warning; Sonera removes Finns-only sales rule.

Courting the Apartment Crowd
LRTV Interviews | 5/6/2016

In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Adrian Cardwell details the changing dynamics of the MDU markets and explains how AT&T is pursuing apartment dwellers with GigaPower.

Gigabites: Where Goes Oswego?
News Analysis | 5/6/2016

Franchise fees are a major sticking point in Google Fiber's negotiations with the city of Lake Oswego in Oregon.

China Telco Shares Drop After Fourth License Award
News Analysis | 5/6/2016

Shares in China's big three operators are trading down following reports a fourth telecom license has been issued to TV giant CBN.

Convergence of the Service Layers
Column | 5/6/2016

The conclusions of a new survey, commissioned by OpenCloud and conducted by Heavy Reading, suggests that the move towards converged service layers is now well underway.

Apple, SAP Partner on Mobile Cloud Apps
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

The two companies will provide development tools and apps for iPhone, iPad and SAP's HANA cloud software.

Microsoft & Ford Fund Cloud Startup Pivotal
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

Ford is using Pivotal cloud software and services to extend into offering mobile services for transportation.

Get Ready! FCC 600MHz Auction Bidding Starts May 31
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

But is it really accurate to associate the spectrum with coming 5G networks?

Even in Gigabit Era, Access Fiber Choices Vary
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

A long-term solution looms in NG-PON 2, but network operators must still make market-by-market tough decisions on their biggest capex spends.

Demand Surges for On-Demand Ads
LRTV Interviews | 5/5/2016

Ed Knudson, VP, Product and Strategy at Canoe Ventures, discusses the rising appeal of VoD ads and the challenges on inserting ads dynamically in live TV programming.

Pace Packs Big Punch for Arris
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

Arris first-quarter revenues rise dramatically with Pace now in house.

Eurobites: Sky Prefers Openreach to Ducts, Says BT CEO
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades MTN in Ghana; Vodafone drives online learning in Africa; webmail mega-hack in Russia.

BT to Cover 2M Homes With FTTP in $8.7B Plan
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

UK telecom incumbent bows to pressure from Ofcom and commits to a rollout of high-speed FTTP infrastructure.

WiC Radio: Flex Takes On the World's Problems
Que Sera Sarah | 5/5/2016

Join WiC and Flex's Caroline Dowling for a live radio show on Tuesday at 12PM ET on how technology is powering the fourth revolution and to what effect in the future.

YouTube Prepping Skinny TV Bundle – Report
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Following right on the heels of Hulu, YouTube is reportedly looking to introduce its own live TV subscription service, Unplugged, as early as next year.

Dish Wants FCC to Block Verizon's XO Buy Because of 5G Concerns
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Says that the $1.8B buy would give Verizon control over crucial future 5G spectrum in the US.

Huawei Puts Network Management in the Cloud
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Huawei's Cloud Managed Network is designed to provide wireless and wired network planning and management for SMBs, midmarket and large enterprises with branch offices, as well as IoT.

AT&T Will Do More 5G Tests in N.J.
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

AT&T wants to carry out 28GHz and 39GHz tests at its lab in New Jersey.

Frontier: Nose to Grindstone After Q1 Declines
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Frontier reports its last quarterly earnings results without the new Verizon markets it acquired on April 1.

Atrinet's NetACE – Migration to NFV & SDN With NetOps-Driven LSO
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/4/2016

At Atrinet's headquarters, Ray Le Maistre sits down with Roy Silon to get an in-depth look into the company's focus and the secret recipe for their success.

Why We're Working With NCTC
Alantown | 5/4/2016

Light Reading and NCTC are teaming up to create and market webinars, video interviews and other multimedia content for smaller and independent cable operators.

Upskill U Kicks Off IoT Lectures With Ericsson
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/4/2016

Today at 1 p.m. ET, Martin Zander, Ericsson Group Function Strategy, tackles the toughest IoT questions during "IoT 101," an introductory course to IoT at Upskill U.

WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah | 5/4/2016

New companies with a focus on video graphics, smart grid predictive analytics and a quadcopter camera make up WiC's finalists for Female-Led Startup to Watch.

Salesforce Targets CSPs With New Cloud Framework
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

The SaaS pioneer sees opportunities to play a bigger role in the communications market through a new cloud initiative.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Profits Soar in Q1
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS slump dents Proximus Q1 numbers; MVNOs want action on wholesale roaming; clearer charging for broadband.

BCE 2016: Vodafone to Make Waves With Its 'Ocean' Virtualization Strategy
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Vodafone's SDN and NFV group head David Amzallag is set to outline the operator's virtualization strategy, codenamed 'Ocean,' at the Big Communications Event (BCE) later this month.

Testing When There's No 'There' There
LRTV Interviews | 5/4/2016

Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish company that was established to answer that very question.

Altice Clears Hurdle in Cablevision Buy, Wins FCC Approval
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Altice is still waiting on approval from the New York Public Service Commission.

Cavium Targets Intel With Multicore SoC Line
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

The company is adding four sets of families to its Octeon product portfolio. Cavium intends to be able to offer processors with anywhere from 1 to 96 cores, addressing the entire spectrum of applications.

ItsOn Scorns OSS/BSS Rivals as It Snags STC
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

The Silicon Valley-based SaaS player has added STC to its customer list while having another dig at its longer-established rivals.

Sprint CEO: Our Spectrum Is for 5G
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

CEO Claure declares that Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum is the low-band spectrum for 5G; will the industry agree?

Showdown at the OpenStack Corral
Rewired | 5/3/2016

AT&T and Verizon are vying for the status of biggest OpenStack champion, a stunning reversal for the open source software and a sign of things to come.

Ditching the Slash & the Orchestration Wars
LRTV Interviews | 5/3/2016

Open Networking Foundation Executive Director Dan Pitt on the progression of hurdles in SDN/NFV, and why it makes sense to just call it 'SDNFV.'

What's Next for Rovi & TiVo?
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

How to build a roadmap for 'new' TiVo.

EC to Stop Hutchison Buying Telefónica UK – Report
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

Hutchison's plans to buy Telefonica's UK business and merge it with 3 will be kyboshed this week, according to a report.

Eurobites: Swisscom Stagnates in Q1
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Qatar network; Kudeski buys US security firm; Zain Kuwait buys Sudanese operator.

Dissident Investor Takes Marvell Board Chair
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

Dissident investor Starboard Value has placed Richard Hill as chairman of troubled Marvell.

Bell Canada Buys Manitoba Telecom in $3.1B Deal
News Analysis | 5/3/2016

Takeover will give Bell Canada a dominant position in Canadian province home to about 1.3 million people.

Verizon Puts Gray Boxes in the Shade
LRTV Interviews | 5/2/2016

When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.

CenturyLink Runner Automates Hybrid IT
News Analysis | 5/2/2016

Cloud-based orchestration service lets IT managers automate infrastructure operation in public clouds, private clouds and data centers.

Hulu Eyes Cable-Like Bundle – Report
News Analysis | 5/2/2016

Hulu is reportedly planning to compete with cable TV.

Nokia's Motley: Confidence Paves Career Paths
Mentor Monday | 5/2/2016

Have the confidence to take the next step whether you're fully prepared for it or not, advises Nokia's Sandy Motley, whose long and varied career path proves it works.

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