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Clinton Tech Plan Draws Sharp Contrast to Trump's Thinking
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

Clinton campaign issues lengthy tech policy document, eyeing 5G, diversity, broadband, jobs and more.

Avaya, Inocybe Take Giant Stride in IoT Scaling
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

Avaya and Inocybe Technologies have demonstrated a system that promises to support as many as 168,000 connected devices. The two companies believe this would be the largest number of devices ever supported on an open, standards-based SDN architecture.

Juniper's Cloud CPE Makes the Grade
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

Light Reading commissioned EANTC to test Juniper's Cloud CPE product and the NFV solution impressed the evaluation team.

Radware Research Highlights Serious Security Gap
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

Radware research says there is still a dangerous knowledge gap and the need for more education on security at most companies.

Juniper & vCPE – Keeping It Simple
From the Founder | 6/30/2016

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Juniper's next-gen comms solutions, and that's a good thing.

Arris Ends Dream of Set-Top Software Riches
MariNation | 6/30/2016

The Arris sale of its Whole Home Solution to Espial is just the latest chapter in the company's difficult pursuit of set-top software success.

China Mobile Stamps Intentions on 5G
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

China's biggest mobile operator has announced details of its 5G plans at this week's MWCS event in Shanghai.

Eurobites: 5G Goes Transcontinental
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom prototypes NB-IoT; Orange makes Moldovan acquisition; Google bags Norway's wind power.

Brexit Batters Telefónica's O2 Sale Plans
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

Telefonica calls an immediate halt to plans to sell its O2 business in the UK after 'Brexiteers' win a UK referendum on EU membership.

China Mobile Touts 409M 4G Subs
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

CEO outlines ongoing massive 4G growth and talks 5G broadband speeds at MWC Shanghai show.

3GPP Wants to Complete Initial 5G Radio Spec in June 2018
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

The New Radio (NR) 5G project firms up a release schedule for next-gen radio access technology.

Freewheel Falls but Cable Still Bullish on Mobile
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

The collapse of Cablevision's Freewheel WiFi phone services shouldn't put a damper on the cable industry's mobile ambitions.

5G, Virtual Reality Dominate MWCS Action
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

The noise around pre-5G is almost deafening at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS) event while everywhere you look someone is wearing a virtual reality headset and acting weird.

China's MIIT Outlines 4-Point Plan to Drive Innovation
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) wants operators to enable 'smart manufacturing.'

Red Hat Builds Out Enterprise Cloud Application Stack
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

New analytics and multi-cloud management tools follow a busy week of product announcements for Red Hat.

DT Eyes FTTH Solution to German Opex Issue
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

The German operator says the deployment of FTTH could help it to retire legacy platforms and shut down facilities.

Assurance Test + Big Data Analysis Cure LTE Advanced Networks
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

Big data analysis is becoming a crucial element in the testing of network systems by solving some baffling problems with previously unheard-of causes.

CenturyLink, Masergy Roll Real-World NFV
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

New services roll out as VNFs to meet customer requirements more rapidly in the model they plan to use going forward.

Eurobites: DT Looks to Secure Germany's Email
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone looks on the bright side; Thales connects with Cisco; ETNO does irony.

Jabil Leverages Cloud to Improve Manufacturing
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

Manufacturing giant tapping into cloud-based analytics from Microsoft Azure to reduce failures on the assembly line.

Verizon & Korea Telecom Strike 5G Development Pact
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

Verizon and KT will work together on mmWave, NFV and SDN for 5G.

Cisco: Programmers Will Virtualize First
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

In the virtualization race, Cisco believes programmers will get there first within the media industry.

Nokia's Advancement Plan: Bring Old Skills to New Roles
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/29/2016

Nokia's Sandy Motley advises women to change their mindset; get aggressive about advancing their careers; and develop strong, diverse support networks.

Brexit: It's Hard to See an Upside
Shades of Ray | 6/29/2016

The UK's decision to quit the European Union has had global reverberations but it's hard to tell exactly how bad the aftershocks will be.

FCC Comm. Names 4 Initial 5G Bands for US, Eyes More
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

FCC will vote on three licensed bands and a giant unlicensed channel for 5G on July 14, and is already looking for more bandwidth for next-gen services.

Orange Faces SDH Hurdle in All-IP Transition
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

The French operator says investments in WDM and OTN technology could reduce costs and improve the outlook for some business services.

Versa Makes Its Mark at CenturyLink
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Versa Networks announced it was CenturyLink's vendor of choice for the provider's new SD-WAN and SD-Security services launched last week.

OVH Puts Its Optical Faith in Cisco
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Major hosting company shifts from Infinera to Cisco for its optical transport platform as it expands its fiber network and data center empire.

Cisco Buys Startup CloudLock for $293M
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Cisco buy gives it a bigger presence in cloud security.

Red Hat Adds Variety to Container Management
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Adds support for use cases from laptop to production servers. Also adding storage support.

Upskill U on Next-Gen Video Delivery With Tata Communications
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/28/2016

Upskill U on the impact of next-gen wireless networking technologies on video delivery with Tata Communications.

Juniper Enables Cloud-Enabled Branch
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Connecting branch offices to cloud services with minimal on-site IT.

CEO Chat: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff
Between the CEOs | 6/28/2016

In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.

Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services
LRTV Interviews | 6/28/2016

In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.

Eurobites: Telefónica Upgrades Metro Optical Network With Nokia
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in 5G-powered robotic surgery demo; BT connects with Oracle Cloud; more antitrust trouble for Google?

Qualcomm Readies Lower-Band 5G Testbed
News Analysis | 6/27/2016

Move solidifies Qualcomm's push for sub-6GHz 5G radios to be an evolution from 4G LTE to 5G.

Beyond Nexus? Google Said to Be Prepping Own Smartphone
News Analysis | 6/27/2016

Google is believed to be planning its own smartphone launch, a move that could strike fear into the hearts of many existing device vendor marketing managers.

Comcast Plans Voice-Control Hub – Report
News Analysis | 6/27/2016

Comcast, Amazon and Google are all after the same thing.

Red Hat Updates JBoss for Cloud Migration
News Analysis | 6/27/2016

Enterprises can move existing applications to the cloud using new JBoss tools.

Sigfox Said to Face Customer Backlash
News Analysis | 6/27/2016

One of Sigfox's customers has complained about the shortcomings of its technology as competition grows and financial challenges mount for the French IoT player.

Eurobites: Orange Commits to UK Jobs
News Analysis | 6/27/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends fiber network in Poland; executive change at Tele2; Eutelsat takes stock in wake of slowdown.

How Zayo Group Makes Diversity a Priority
Mentor Monday | 6/27/2016

Diversity requires conscious effort, buy in from the top and a focused recruiting strategy, according to Zayo Group EVP Sandi Mays.

Gigabites: Google Fiber Goes Wireless
News Analysis | 6/24/2016

What's in a name?

YouTube Red Boasts Cable-Like Audiences
News Analysis | 6/24/2016

YouTube says its subscription video business is performing well.

WiCipedia: The Barbie & Unicorn Edition
WiCipedia | 6/24/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Barbie's got coding skills; female engineering graduates outnumber men; the other unicorns of the startup world; and more.

'Brexit' Vote Hits BT, Vodafone
News Analysis | 6/24/2016

A UK decision to leave the EU could have nasty consequences for its telecom players.

Upskill U With Princeton on Big Data Analytics & IoT
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/24/2016

Upskill U goes Ivy League with Princeton Professor Nick Feamster for a deep dive into the role of analytics platforms in IoT.

Eurobites: Rivals Vie for Italian Opportunity
News Analysis | 6/24/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Accenture impresses; Glastonbury gets virtualized; post-Brexit relocation news.

Twilio IPO: Stock Soars 92%
News Analysis | 6/24/2016

Cloud-based communications platform specialist Twilio listed on the NYSE and saw its stock almost double on day one of trading.

Arista Ready With 'Design-Arounds' Following Import Ban Recommendation
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

Arista is ready with an alternative following a decision that its technology violates Cisco patents.

Arista Could Face US Import Ban – Reports
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

The US International Trade Commission ruled on Thursday that Arista wrongfully used Cisco intellectual property.

The Revolution Will Be Live-Streamed
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

Because smartphones go where traditional cameras can't.

Comcast, Alarm.com Swoop in on Icontrol
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

Comcast and Alarm.com have signed deals to split up and acquire Icontrol.

Google Fiber Buys Webpass in Wireless Play
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

The takeover of Webpass will take Google Fiber into new urban markets and offer a fixed-wireless technology that could have a major impact in the future.

Netflix Queues Up Video Downloads
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

Downloading may be the one killer feature Netflix doesn't have yet.

Eurobites: Telefónica Ushers ZTE Into 5G Tent
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia Sparkle takes AWS Direct Connect to Israel; Liberty Global creates European WiFi network; CityFibre does deal with Level 3.

Upskill U & AT&T Tackle IoT Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/23/2016

Creating a strong security strategy is front of mind for players in the IoT space. Jason Porter of AT&T tackles the toughest IoT security challenges today at Upskill U.

Red Hat Buys 3Scale for API Management
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

Adds an important piece to Red Hat's cloud and application stack.

AT&T Settles on LTE for Cellular IoT
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

AT&T is now set on Narrowband-LTE -- rather than LoRA or other options -- for cellular IoT services.

CenturyLink Sets Sights on SD-WAN
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

CenturyLink is setting its cap at SD-WAN services for its business customers as a way to meet enterprise demands for high-speed network services.

Microsoft Boosts Azure Container Support
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

Connecting public and private clouds running Windows and Linux.

OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways
LRTV Documentaries | 6/22/2016

MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.

Euro 2016 Scores on Streaming
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

Viewing is up, but performance isn't suffering.

Automating NetOps for a 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/22/2016

The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was the automation of network operations to support 5G.

Eurobites: O2 Flotation Rumors Resurface
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica throws in its 5G lot with Huawei; Norway's Broadnet upgrades with Coriant; Finland's Setera drives expansion with Mitel.

Speed Breaker Ahead for Indian Telcos
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

India's operators are facing a slowdown in data consumption amid the rollout of 4G services and intense competition.

Upskill U: Disney on Analytics & CEM
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/22/2016

Embedded analytics are opening a new frontier to enhancing customer experience, but challenges remain. Juan F. Gorricho of The Walt Disney Company will address these challenges in an Upskill U course at 1PM ET today.

Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/22/2016

Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry.

Arora Removes Aura From SoftBank
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

Former Google exec being groomed as a future leader quits company after CEO Masayoshi Son says he will stay on longer than originally planned.

Sprint's 5G Tailgate (in Pictures)
Slide Shows | 6/22/2016

Sprint and Ericsson get cookin' with a 5G test outside a football stadium.

Arista Co-Founder Backs Network Automation Startup
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

The Apstra Operating System is designed to provide holistic vendor-neutral network management and automation.

Data Center Drives 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/21/2016

As data traffic continues to expand quickly each year, demand for 400G connections also expands, making way for numerous opportunities for vendors who make 400G components.

AWS CEO: Enterprise Data Center Is Doomed
News Analysis | 6/21/2016

'Very few companies will own their own data centers,' says AWS CEO Andy Jassy.

Free TV's Decline Has Begun
MariNation | 6/21/2016

The rise of CBS All Access, and the network's own original content, shows that the decline of free TV has begun.

BT's Broadband Chief Preps for 5G With FTTx Plans
News Analysis | 6/21/2016

Clive Selley, the CEO at BT's Openreach access network division, is increasing the UK incumbent's investment in fiber-to-the-premises to lay the foundations for 5G backhaul as well as meet enterprise broadband needs.

SoftBank Sells Supercell to Tencent for $7.3B
News Analysis | 6/21/2016

Japanese telco looks to reduce debts through a sale of its majority stake in one of the world's biggest developers of online games.

Eurobites: TDC Sells Up in Sweden
News Analysis | 6/21/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone boss warns against Brexit; Rostelecom and Huawei begin subsea link; FreedomPop makes model pay in UK.

Telia to Raise $706M From Yoigo Sale
News Analysis | 6/21/2016

Swedish operator sells off Spanish unit to focus on Nordic and Baltic regions and buys Finnish fiber operator Anvia.

BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order
LRTV Documentaries | 6/21/2016

Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption - and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.

Combes Lands Altice CEO Job as Cablevision Deal Looms
News Analysis | 6/21/2016

Drahi's cable group says Dexter Goei will take charge of US business while former Alcatel-Lucent boss oversees all global operations.

A Look Back at ANGA: DOCSIS 3.1 Takes Europe
News Analysis | 6/21/2016

Developments in cable broadband, in particular DOCSIS 3.1, dominated the recent ANGA COM event in Cologne, Germany.

Marvell Board Caps Regime Change
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

The reconfigured board at Marvell is moving rapidly to repopulate management offices while paying dividends and announcing products and activities aimed at assuring investors and customers that the company is fundamentally sound.

FCC to Vote on 5G Spectrum on July 14
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

FCC to vote on opening up high-band spectrum for 5G uses next month, as Wheeler proposes opening vast swathes of mmWave spectrum in the US.

Hulu, Tumblr Leak Live Video News
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Live TV is dead. Long live live streaming.

CS&L Buys Tower Cloud for $230M in Small Cells, 5G Play
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Combination of fiber assets expected to meet growing demand for wireless backhaul services in US market.

Twitter Buys Magic Pony... Not That Kind
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Twitter acquires visual processing company Magic Pony Technology.

BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future
LRTV Documentaries | 6/20/2016

Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding?

DOCSIS 3.1 Dominates ANGA COM
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/20/2016

In a continental coming-out party for cable's new broadband spec, European cable operators embrace gigabit speeds that DOCSIS 3.1 promises to deliver.

Docker Targets Google Kubernetes
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Container orchestration for non-super-geniuses.

Eurobites: Proximus Tests Hybrid Broadband
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bigs up new router; TalkTalk boss sees pay hike; Ericsson 'fesses up to Greek probe; Virgin deal with UKTV.

Africa's MTN Appoints Vodafone's Shuter as CEO
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

The banking sector expertise of Vodafone's European boss will help MTN develop a new strategy, says the African operator.

Dell to Sell Software Assets for $2B – Report
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Computing company is looking to raise funds after agreeing to spend $67 billion on a takeover of EMC last year.

Axonista CEO Turns TV Habit Into Startup Success
Mentor Monday | 6/20/2016

Claire McHugh, CEO and co-founder of video application startup Axonista, explains why TV isn't dead, it's morphing into something incredible.

Microsoft Gets Baked in Cannabis Cloud
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Microsoft is partnering with Kind Financial, a Los Angeles startup, to offer cloud (ha ha no seriously) software to help governments ensure marijuana businesses remain regulatory compliant.

Ditch the Box? It's Code for Keep the UI
MariNation | 6/20/2016

Control of the user interface is a lot more important to pay-TV providers than control of the set-top box.

Gigabites: Google Fiber Pays Up in Portland
News Analysis | 6/17/2016

Google Fiber got a tax incentive to bring gigabit broadband to Oregon, but now it faces a new fee in its updated franchise agreement with the city of Portland.

Eurobites: Ericsson at Center of Corruption Probe
News Analysis | 6/17/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK broadband providers slam 'fiber taxes'; DT considers bid for web hosting firm; Liberty Global backs Remain campaign.

WiCipedia: Middle Eastern Progress & Founders Fight Exclusion
WiCipedia | 6/17/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders talk diversity and pressure; Saudi Arabia and Pakistan make small progress for women; and more.

Telcos Face Hard Reality Check on Software, Virtualization
Morris Lore | 6/17/2016

SDN, NFV and digitalization will probably not help telcos overcome the OTT threat. That does not mean they are not important.

The Future of Telecom
Column | 6/17/2016

In this final blog of a three-part series, Jeff Gordon examines what operators hope to gain from going down the converged service layer route.

Upskill U: Masergy on Network Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/17/2016

The ever-changing landscape of security threats is driving service providers to rethink traditional security measures. Tune in to 'Big Data Analytics & Network Security' with Masergy to boost your security strategies.

BCE 2016: Leadership Lessons
LRTV Documentaries | 6/17/2016

Pankaj Patel, soon to retire from Cisco after 30 years in telecom, shares a few leadership secrets with the BCE audience.

I Love My $40 Smartwatch
Wagner’s Ring | 6/17/2016

I love my Martian Notifier. But it was not a love that was meant to last.

Apple Boosts the Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 6/17/2016

Improvements to messaging, voice recognition and customer privacy were on the menu for enterprise cloud at Apple's big developers' conference this week.

Why Charter May Shutter Its Smart Home
MariNation | 6/16/2016

Charter is now de-emphasizing sales of the Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome service for security and home automation.

Magic Leap Enters a Galaxy Far, Far Away
News Analysis | 6/16/2016

All your droids are belong to us.

Under Microsoft, LinkedIn's Big Cloud Plans Face Uncertain Future
News Analysis | 6/16/2016

LinkedIn has ambitious plans to migrate its infrastructure to a private cloud, but the social network's acquisition by Microsoft places that in doubt.

Eurobites: Swiss Not Neutral on 5G
News Analysis | 6/16/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC proposes wholesale roaming charge cuts; MBNL heads to Ireland for service assurance; Orange Money makes French connection.

BCE 2016: Virtualization Realities
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2016

AT&T's Toby Ford used his BCE keynote to update on the operator's virtualization journey - and to point out a few potential NFV pitfalls for others to avoid.

Ericsson Offers Taste of 5G With 'Plug-In' Software Modules
News Analysis | 6/16/2016

Ericsson readies network software to enable operators to develop 5G-type apps on 4G networks.

Samsung Buys Joyent in Cloud Push
News Analysis | 6/16/2016

South Korean technology giant says acquisition will give it a platform to support the rollout of new cloud offerings.

Cavium Spending $1.3B on QLogic
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

The acquisition will add QLogic's connectivity and storage products to Cavium's processors to present a broader product portfolio to data center customers.

Spectrum Issues Loom Large for Antennas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/15/2016

As network operators and vendors are preparing for 5G systems, antenna research and development (R&D) is expanding to help meet the performance requirements that will be needed in the very near future.

Altice Passes Final Cablevision Test
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

New York State approves Altice acquisition of Cablevision.

Cisco Launches Data Center Analytics for Obsessives
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

Tetration Analytics is designed to automate monitoring 'every packet, every flow, every speed' in data centers.

Innovations: First Programmable Switch Chip Threatens to Roil Multiple Markets
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

Startup Barefoot Networks has introduced a programmable switch that has the potential to upend the switch IC market, and may have profound effects on data center architecture. It also just happens to double the switching speed record.

Mohu Cuts Cord With Old Set-Top Parts
MariNation | 6/15/2016

Mohu is upcycling set-tops into new HDTV antennas.

Eurobites: GE Plugs Into Europe's Industrial Internet
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach targets SMEs; Finnish tech startups struggle for staff; Huawei does the math in Paris.

DT Shakes Up Management at Dutch Operation
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

Operator names a new consumer boss in the Netherlands and needs a new CEO and CFO for the struggling business.

Go Beyond the Basics of Big Data Analytics With Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/15/2016

Deep-dive into Big Data Analytics with Upskill U. Sachin Katti of Stanford kicks off a new learning module with Analytics & Virtualization 101.

Sprint VP Breaks Down Gender Stereotypes
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/15/2016

Sprint's Nelly Pitocco explains how gender roles get ingrained in us from a young age and how women can break down these subtle biases in the industry.

BCE 2016: How NIA Can Help With NFV
LRTV Documentaries | 6/15/2016

Nokia's Steve Vogelsang discusses the complexity of NFV and how the New IP Agency (NIA) can help hack a path through the virtualization jungle.

Sprint's Big Game: 5G at 2.5GHz
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

Sprint is doing mmWave pre-5G tests in stadiums, but its CTO tells us that 2.5GHz will still be its initial push for 5G.

Telcos Clamoring for Cloud-Native VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/15/2016

Operators have firmly identified VNF architecture as the next hurdle on the critical path to NFV, and the clamor for cloud-native VNFs is growing rapidly.

Microsoft & LinkedIn: Marriage Made in the Cloud
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

Two companies with complementary missions and business challenges hope the sum is bigger than the parts.

What Is SDNFV & Why Should You Use It?
Column | 6/14/2016

SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.

Game Consoles Get 4K & VR Ready
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Microsoft and Sony plan their entry into the world of VR gaming.

FCC Wins Key Net Neutrality Ruling
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

The US Appeals Court for the DC Circuit rules in favor of the FCC in net neutrality decision.

VimpelCom Aims for BSS Overhaul by 2019
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Service provider reckons cultural transformation is the biggest challenge it faces as it works on digitalizing its business.

CenturyLink Thinks Inside ElasticBox
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Addition of multi-cloud management platform and integration into CL Cloud will enable major flexibility for enterprise IT customers.

CEO Chat With ECI's Darryl Edwards
Between the CEOs | 6/14/2016

At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.

CenturyLink Buys Cloud App Management Specialist ElasticBox
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Acquisition of ElasticBox pushes CSP deeper into enterprise IT efforts to manage applications and services across hybrid clouds, containers.

Eurobites: Ericsson Set to Cut up to 4,000 Jobs Soon – Report
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tools up its 5G Garage; Nokia unveils Smart Home solution; Apple Pay for Orange Cash customers.

BCE 2016: Intel's Telco Cloud Journey
LRTV Documentaries | 6/14/2016

Intel's Lynn Comp offers insights into the telco cloud transformation journey, which takes in the Trough of Disillusionment but thankfully the Slope of Enlightenment too.

CEO Chat With SCTE/ISBE's Mark Dzuban
Between the CEOs | 6/14/2016

Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.

Apple WWDC News: Twitter Brings the Funny
Wagner’s Ring | 6/13/2016

The best Twitter jokes about Apple's big spring news.

WWDC: 5 Top Updates for Apple's tvOS
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

'The future of TV is apps.' (Stop me if you've heard this one...)

VMware Grabs Arkin for Data Center Automation
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Unifies compute, storage, networking and security in a single view, accelerating VMware's transition from server virtualization to cloud.

AT&T Anticipating Low-Power 4G Spec for IoT
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Commercial narrow band LTE for IoT networking could arrive by late-2017, says AT&T radio guru.

GÉANT Finds SDN Joy With Infinera, ONOS Combo
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Giant European research and education network is deploying SDN-enabled network gear from Infinera and an ONOS-based SDN controller to improve network control and reduce costs.

Microsoft Nabs LinkedIn for $26.2B
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

In a massive deal, Microsoft is buying the business-focused social networking site for $26.2 billion in cash.

Nokia Lands $1.5B 'Frame' Deal With China Mobile
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Finnish vendor announces China Mobile as customer of its AirScale basestation technology and says the operator will make use of various other fixed and mobile products.

Comcast & Alarm.com Reportedly Eye Icontrol
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

The industry is buzzing about an imminent split-up and acquisition of Icontrol by Comcast and Alarm.com.

Symantec Buys Blue Coat in $4.65B Deal
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Struggling maker of Norton antivirus software gets a new CEO and a chance to rekindle its security sector fortunes with takeover move.

AT&T: Businesses Not Ready for Data Breaches
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

New security report details how businesses lack the proper plans for how to respond when cybersecurity attacks succeed in breaching their networks.

Big Switch Goes 'Defensive' With New Sales Boss
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Ex-Gigamon sales VP Mike Hoffman specializes in customer 'land and expand.'

Eurobites: Ericsson Boasts $1B BSS Transformation Deal From VimpelCom
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT cautions against 'Brexit'; Orange completes Kenyan sale; why SMEs shouldn't lose mobile phones.

Upskill U on Security in Virtualized Networks
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/13/2016

At Upskill U, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan addresses security solutions in the NFV environment.

Flex's Dowling: Cyber Kids, Brain Training & Tech for Good
Mentor Monday | 6/13/2016

A president at the sketch-to-scale vendor shares thoughts on how technology will improve the world, why cyber kids are crucial to Flex's culture of innovation and more.

BCE 2016: Reaching Out to Telecom
LRTV Documentaries | 6/13/2016

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering for Facebook's network infrastructure, explains how the social media giant is reaching out to the telecom industry to help connect the world's unconnected.

Why Niche Content Could Sink Cable TV
Column | 6/13/2016

As niche OTT services abound, they could shatter the business model for the pay-TV industry's traditional fat bundles.

The Next Killer Data Device: The PC?
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Endless Computing is building an emerging-markets business model around sales of a very old-school device.

Service Providers Keep Their Place in the Cisco Game of Thrones
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Two steps down from the CEO's office, just like before. But quite a twisty path to get there.

Cable Sees NFV Enhancing Network Security
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

CableLabs' security maven says the organization is looking at SDN and NFV, and how those technologies can potentially mitigate security problems, and be used to put in multiple layers of defense.

Gigabites: Nokia Woos Cable's Gigabit Leaders
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Nokia's latest acquisition is a sign that there's money to be made in helping cablecos deliver gigabit services.

Management Lights Dimmed at Mobile Edge Startup Luminate
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

CEO and others leave as the board seeks a new direction.

Can US Market Barriers Come Down? Bill Owens Hopes So
Shades of Ray | 6/10/2016

CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.

Eurobites: Netherlands Gets 5G Testbed
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH body gets new director; Singapore takes a chunk of Ireland's eir; EE opens up emergency network to rivals.

WiCipedia: Pao Tells All & The Wonder Years
WiCipedia | 6/10/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Ellen Pao soldiers on; Indian women seek workforce inclusion; companies led by women make more money; and more.

Level 3 Jump-Starts Cloud Courses at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/10/2016

On Light Reading's Upskill U, Chris McReynolds of Level 3 tackles latency challenges in cloud networks, explores SDN use cases and covers end-to-end hybrid cloud solutions.

BCE 2016: Owens on Collaboration
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2016

CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens, who also sits on the board of Wipro and is executive chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, talks at BCE 2016 about the importance of partnerships and collaboration and how the US should do more to embrace international innovation.

ContainerX Debuts Multi-tenant Container Management
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Supports Windows and Linux, bare metal and virtual machines in public and private cloud environments.

Cisco's Ahuja Staying On – But Not for Long
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

The 18-year veteran head of Cisco's service provider business resigned in March, but he's staying on until the end of next month.

Nokia Swings Deal for Gainspeed
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Nokia plans to acquire cable access architecture specialist Gainspeed.

Alphabet Wants to Network the Nation's Cities
MariNation | 6/9/2016

Alphabet has big city plans.

RJio Partially Opens 4G Network for Public
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

RJio has finally started offering a 4G service to the general Indian public.

DT: Agile Does Not Mean Chaos
LRTV Interviews | 6/9/2016

Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg says Agile methodologies do not mean chaos for service providers and they play a key role in the transformation to New IP networks.

US Cellular Joins Google's Project Fi
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Fifth-biggest US operator becomes third network partner for Google's MVNO service.

Cox: HFC Has a Long Life Ahead
LRTV Interviews | 6/9/2016

Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of access architecture for Cox, says fiber is hot but hybrid fiber-coax is still cool for cable.

Eurobites: Vodafone's Billing Is Shocking, Say UK Customers
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tesco offers mobile ads for bill discounts; Russia settles with Google over app pre-loading issues; our thumbs are getting fatter.

BCE 2016: Where AT&T's At With 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 6/9/2016

Dave Wolter brings the BCE crowd up to speed with Ma Bell's 5G moves. (But, hey, it's about so much more than speed...)

Vodafone NZ & Sky Merge in $2.4B Deal
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Mobile operator and pay-TV company come together in a deal that should help them address the growing challenge from traditional and OTT players.

How to Use the Virtuapedia
LRTV Documentaries | 6/9/2016

Produced in partnership with Ericsson, Cisco, Intel and Oracle, the Virtuapedia is the ultimate information source for people, companies, standards groups, ecosystems, products and services that are building the new virtualized economy.

Colt Talks Culture & Operations Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 6/8/2016

Nico Fishbach at Colt provides insight into the cultural and operational challenges of migrating to a next-generation network architecture.

FOX Adds a Dose of VR to US Open
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Grab your headset.

Aereo Assets Live On
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

WISI hopes to win over more independent operator customers with Aereo tech.

Verizon's Shammo Ties Yahoo to Go90
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

It's all about viewership.

Sweden's Com Hem Pays $160M for Boxer TV
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Swedish cable company says move will help it expand in the country's SDU market.

Network Security: Innovation in Isolation?
Shades of Ray | 6/8/2016

The need for service provider collaboration on next-generation network security innovation is my key takeaway from a brief visit to the InfoSecurity show in London.

Eurobites: Bids in for Italian Mobile Assets, Says Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 'Snoopers' charter' closer to becoming law in UK; Vodafone does smart parking with Huawei; Bouygues' Objenious in IoT link-up.

F5 Could Be Cisco's Next Takeover Target – Analyst
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Cisco could be a leading suitor for F5 Networks, which is reported to be assessing a number of takeover offers.

Midokura Scores $20.4M Funding for Cloud Networking
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Looks to grow beyond roots, as private cloud may lack a long-term future.

CommScope: How to Keep Up in Constant Change
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/8/2016

CommScope's Pinder Chauhan advises women in comms to be lifelong learners in an industry of constant change, to find what motivates them and to make a difference.

Yahoo Seeking to Sell 3,000 Patents – Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Yahoo is reportedly looking into the sale of search, advertising and cloud technology patents.

BCE 2016: A Sea Change at Vodafone
LRTV Documentaries | 6/8/2016

Vodafone's group head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, takes a deep dive into Vodafone Ocean, the operator's transformation strategy.

By the Numbers: Network Latency in Texas
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Texas hold 'em? Verizon wireless broadband subscribers in Texas experience 53% longer latencies than do T-Mobile's – 129 milliseconds to 84ms. Sprint and AT&T subs experience latencies at right about the group average of 105ms.

TiVo Warns of Possible Guide Data Lapse
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

The moral of the story: Don't make your vendors mad.

TCTS CEO on the Transformation Trend
Between the CEOs | 6/7/2016

Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) CEO Sandeep Bhatnagar sits down at BCE 2016 to discuss digital transformation with Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders.

Vodafone Ups IoT Stakes With 2017 Plan for NB-IoT
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

The emergence of commercial NB-IoT services in 2017 may trouble the supporters of rival LPWAN technologies.

TV Envy – NOS Levels Up With 4K
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

With 4K support, multiscreen access and a voice-controlled UI, what's not to like?

BCE 2016: Focus on the Customer
LRTV Documentaries | 6/7/2016

For Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, it's all about the customer experience, and how to make it better.

EdgeConneX Marks 2 Major Firsts
LRTV Interviews | 6/7/2016

Portland facility marks one of first deployments of Amazon Direct Connect outside major metro area, and one of first with Megaport SDN fabric.

Eurobites: Ericsson Teams Up With Telia Carrier on IoT
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G for Italy; Nokia tech powers Swissgrid; UK companies using wrong devices.

T-Mobile Gives Customers Shares, Updates on 5G, LTE-U
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

T-Mobile's Un-carrier 11 makes customers the boss, says Legere.

Verizon Bids $3B for Yahoo – WSJ Report
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Verizon is thought to have made a $3 billion offer for Yahoo assets during a second round of bidding.

WiC: Change Starts With Women, Must Include Men
Coyne’s Corner | 6/7/2016

Panelists at Austin's WiC event agreed it's incumbent on women to seize opportunities in comms, but men also need to get involved to help level the playing field.

Mellanox Eases Into Network Processor Market
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Using processing expertise it picked up in its acquisition of EZchip, Mellanox announced its first set of processors for networking and storage applications.

Unmanaged Video Is on the Rise
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Online video is growing a lot faster than managed IP video.

Cisco's 'Spin In' Innovation Team Spins Out
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

The foursome known as 'MPLS' led SDN innovation for Cisco, and are leaving out of a 'disconnect' with their roles in a recent company reorganization.

Cloud Native Group Wants Telecom Input
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Open source group Cloud Native Computing Foundation wants more telecom operators to join its user group and make their needs known.

Cable Goes to Google-Land
MariNation | 6/6/2016

What does it mean when a cable guy heads to Google, er, Alphabet?

AT&T Adds Nokia to 5G List, Expands Tests
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

AT&T adds Nokia to 5G trials, expands the test sites and claims speeds of over 10 Gbit/s in initial trials with Ericsson.

What's the NCTA Thinking?
Alantown | 6/6/2016

In a questionable call, the cable trade group is planning to hold its INTX show next year at the same time as NAB's big trade show in Las Vegas.

Eurobites: BT Closes EE HQ in Savings Drive
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 wants Ofcom to put the brakes on BT/EE's spectrum-snaffling; Amino on the up; Vodacom trials carrier aggregation tech with Huawei.

What Qualifies as 'Test & Measurement'?
Brianiac | 6/6/2016

What is test and measurement? This is most decidedly not just an academic question – it's at the heart of some deeply felt consternation arising from this year's Leading Lights Awards.

AT&T's Ford: ECOMP Getting Great Reception
LRTV Interviews | 6/6/2016

Telecom has responded with enthusiasm to AT&T's release of detailed information on its approach to revamping its operations systems for virtualization.

How the Glass Ceiling Became a Window of Opportunity for Ixia CMO
Mentor Monday | 6/6/2016

Marie Hattar explains how she managed to channel the experience of hitting the glass ceiling in engineering into a positive career change for her.

Intuit's Not Scared of Cloud Vendor Lock-In
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Intuit is going all in on Amazon Web Services.

Sprint Kicks Off 5G Tests in Levi's Stadium
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Sprint streamed a 4K video and performed a virtual reality test with 73GHz pre-standard 5G equipment from Nokia.

BCE 2016: The New IP at Work
LRTV Documentaries | 6/6/2016

Brocade's Kelly Herrell has seen the future of networking and it's all about everything - and he means everything! - as a service.

Gigabites: Ting Makes Holly Springs Sing
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

Ting is ready to bring gigabit service to Holly Springs, North Carolina, following earlier deployments in Charlottesville, Va. and Westminster, Md.

TiVo May Exit Retail Hardware Business
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

Exit stage left.

Slideshow: BCE Goes Deep in Heart of Texas
Slide Shows | 6/3/2016

More sights from Austin, the site of Light Reading's Big Communications Event.

WiCipedia: Rise of the Female CDO & Adidas Flip Flops
WiCipedia | 6/3/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: The richest women in the world; Bill and Melinda Gates aim to end workplace disparity; the rise of the female CDO; and more.

BCE 2016: DT on Digital Disruption
LRTV Documentaries | 6/3/2016

In his keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg revisits the concept of the software-defined operator, and explains what the German giant is doing to turn New IP hype into reality.

US Probe Into Huawei Threatens Trade War
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

US authorities are demanding to see information about Huawei's exports to blacklisted countries.

Eurobites: Orange's M&A Plans Squashed by EU Hard Line
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Regulators dig in on net neutrality; German CDN taps Zayo; Samsung Pay makes European debut in Spain.

Microsoft Sees AT&T & IBM as Scary Lessons – Report
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

The worry is that the on-premises software business could 'evaporate' in three years, as happened with AT&T's wireline business.

Women in Comms Leading Lights: Party Pics
Slide Shows | 6/2/2016

Revisit the Leading Lights awards dinner with pictures from the big event, including pics of our three winners accepting their trophies.

BCE 2016: The New Comms World Order
LRTV Documentaries | 6/2/2016

Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.

Wheeler Fights Back in Set-Top Battle
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Despite vocal criticism, Wheeler is still pushing hard to 'Unlock the Box.'

Global Sales Boost Ciena in Q2
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Profits slide on higher revenues but beat analyst expectations as company positions itself for DCI and software sales.

Eurobites: Sigfox Adds Finland to IoT Empire
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Actility's new boss; IBM buys EZsource; BT does cloud business; Gemalto chosen for Helsinki transport ticketing.

AT&T's Wolter: 5G Isn't Just Bigger, Better, Faster
LRTV Interviews | 6/2/2016

The next generation of wireless technology represents a fundamental change that needs to accommodate all kinds of applications, radio technology and core network needs.

The Era of Agile Optics Has Arrived
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 6/2/2016

Join Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and ECI's Jonathan Homa as they discuss the challenges and some possible solutions providers will face as their networks approach the Shannon Limit. As OTT services garner demand, service providers will need to decide how to move towards a more elastic transport network so they can create tiered, shared bandwidth services similar to those available in other industries.

BCE Slideshow: See Austin by Segway, Look Like a Dork
Slide Shows | 6/2/2016

Taking in the sights on two wheels, wearing a helmet.

HPE Looks to Cloud28+ Partners to Drive Cloud Business
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

But Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners in the Cloud28+ program will need to generate revenue and customer wins to succeed.

Tata Comms to Deploy IoT Network Using LoRa
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Indian service provider backs LoRa over rival LPWAN technologies such as Sigfox and Ingenu.

Mapping Open APIs With TM Forum
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/1/2016

APIs are rapidly becoming the lingua franca of digital business, and the TM Forum is aiming to apply their benefits across the entire IoT digital value chain.

Salesforce Scoops Up Demandware for $2.8B
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Demandware will become the foundation of a 'billion dollar cloud' for Salesforce, company head Marc Benioff says.

Fiber TV Wins Google Cast Update
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Google Fiber makes a rare update announcement for Fiber TV.

Pics: BCE Hosts Upskill U Live
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

At BCE in Austin, Upskill U moved out of the virtual classroom and hosted two Upskill U LIVE sessions on 5G and mobile video.

5G 'Skin' Could Kickstart mmWave Medical Applications
Jonestown | 6/1/2016

Researchers at the University of Madison-Wisconson are taking the concept of 5G wearables to the next level.

The Life & Times of Pankaj Patel
Between the CEOs | 6/1/2016

Pankaj Patel, Cisco's departing Chief Development Officer, visits the Big Communications Event (BCE) and talks about his 20 years at the networking giant and how John Chambers instilled a customer-centric culture at the company.

CenturyLink Touts Data Center Energy Lead
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Network operator joins federal Better Buildings Challenge and promises to lower key data center energy consumption by 25%.

The Race Is On to Give Entertainment a Voice
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Who will control the next generation of user interfaces?

Verizon Could Take Fixed 5G Nationwide
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Verizon is planning a broad deployment of fixed wireless services using 5G technology.

Intel's Transformation Guru: Influence & Business Case Trump Tech
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/1/2016

It's not enough to be good at tech; you also have to be influential and capable of developing a business case, Intel's Lynn Comp tells WiC.

Leading Lights 2016: Winners' Gallery
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.

Eurobites: IoT Will Top Connections Chart by 2018, Says Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

...and western Europe will lead the way. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Huawei go to work on Madrid; telco grands fromages descend on Brussels; Orange PoPs up in Jordan.

SoftBank to Sell $7.9B of Alibaba Shares
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Japanese telco announces plans to sell shares in Chinese e-commerce player so that it can pay off debts.

Light Reading's BCE Rocks Austin
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

Good times and good learning in Austin at Light Reading's annual flagship event.

Cavium Debuts SoC for Data Center Servers
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

The company just announced its ThunderX2 system on a chip (SoC), which Cavium believes stacks up very favorably against Intel's line of processors for data center and cloud applications, including NFV, big data analysis, network storage and security.

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