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OpenDaylight in Pictures: It Just Got Real
Slide Shows | 9/30/2016

The ODL crowd broke out of Silicon Valley to bring their annual summit to the software mecca of Bellevue, Wash.

AT&T CEO Backs Black Lives Matter
Jonestown | 9/30/2016

Randall Stephenson and John Legere weigh in on the Black Lives Matter movement, with AT&T executive telling employees he wants a company conversation, starting with him.

A Cloud Full of Harleys
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/30/2016

Huawei CEO Eric Xu finds inspiration in an unlikely place -- Harley-Davidson's drive to transform itself into a digital enterprise for the 21st century.

Nutanix IPO Blesses Hyperconverged Data Centers
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Nutanix IPO trades at $33.74 midway through its IPO day Friday, more than double the $16 initial price.

Silicon Shake-Up? Qualcomm & NXP Said to Talk $30B M&A
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Qualcomm is reportedly eyeing the biggest M&A deal in the chip market since SoftBank bought ARM.

From Philly, With Love
LRTV Documentaries | 9/30/2016

Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.

Gigabites: D3.1 in 'Hundreds' of Homes
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Early Comcast deployments have put DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit services in 'hundreds of homes,' but the transition to the next-gen technology isn't easy.

Will SD-WANs Buck Past Trends?
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Service providers are jumping on the SD-WAN bandwagon but are they ready to put MPLS revenues as risk?

Telefónica Scraps Telxius Sale Plans
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Spanish operator's efforts to reduce its debt load have taken a further blow.

CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings
LRTV Interviews | 9/30/2016

CenturyLink's Eric Nowak says customers that launch SD-WAN aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending.

Welcome to Testapedia!
Brianiac | 9/30/2016

Light Reading is proud to bring you our latest community site, Testapedia, the go-to hub for test and measurement (T&M) professionals and their customers.

Eurobites: BT Italia Suspends Key Execs – Report
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: another day, another automotive-telecom alliance; Salesforce wants EU to probe Microsoft/LinkedIn deal; Brexit doesn't mean Brexit.

WiCipedia: Feminist Fight Club, FinTech Femmes & Feminine Freebies
WiCipedia | 9/30/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Feminist Fight Club lands on the shelves; sexual harassment affects all women; FinTech is a female-led field; and more.

5G: Truth or Dare?
Column | 9/30/2016

5G could ride the traditional wireless hype cycle, or – quite possibly – break the chain, suggests Nokia's North American CTO.

Google Expands for Global Cloud Domination
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Adds eight new regions, 1,000 new people and a silly rebranding.

Microsoft Bets Big on AI Future
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Launches a 5,000-person business unit focused on AI with Microsoft Research veteran Harry Shunn at the helm.

Vote Delay Sparks Set-Top Fray
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

The delay of the FCC's vote on the Set-Top Box Order was a surprise even to some Commissioners.

Nokia Amps Cloud Core for Private LTE
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Nokia anticipates private LTE networks getting bigger with its updated Cloud Packet Core system.

EarthLink Jumps on SD-WAN Trend
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

EarthLink is aiming to help business customers optimize their networks and improve customer experience with SD-WAN.

Hey Euro Politicos – Don't Forget Cable!
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Is cable technology being overlooked by fiber-obsessed European regulators?

Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2016

Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.

Upskill U on Roadmaps for Gigabit Deployment
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/29/2016

Dr. Robert Howald, Comcast, and Alan Breznick, Light Reading, examine developments in gigabit technology and best practices for future deployments in the Upskill U course, 'Gigabit & the Great Migration.'

Eurobites: Fate of User Data Could Scupper Future M&A
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IT bosses see the point of open networking; O2 chooses Netcracker for billing; CityFibre finds Manchester partner; Spotify in talks to buy SoundCloud.

Xtera Slashes Headcount as Liquidity Crunch Intensifies, Say Sources
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Optical vendor's liquidity crisis has forced it to make major cuts in its workforce, according to Light Reading sources.

Powell Kills the Cable Show
MariNation | 9/29/2016

Warning, satire ahead.

Tencent Uses OpenDaylight for Critical Issues
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Chinese cloud giant already leveraging OpenDaylight controllers in multiple ways, including DCI and virtual firewall scaling.

Hitron Intros Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

DOCSIS CPE specialist Hitron Americans Technologies has introduced a handheld spectrum analysis meter for cable network installers and technicians.

Harmonic's New Comcast Deal Oozes Subtext
MariNation | 9/28/2016

Harmonic's warrant agreement with Comcast has significant technological and business implications.

Telcos Need App Partners to Make Edge Profitable
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

A leading professor from Carnegie Mellon University thinks telcos could lose an infrastructure battle with web-scale players unless they can attract app developers to edge computing.

Telstra Sees Quadrupled Data Capacity by 2020
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Company's modeling shows it will need 80% more network capacity for data than it has today, enterprise exec tells ODL Summit.

The Evolution of Big Data & Analytics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/28/2016

The ability to holistically analyze, in real time, any network data impacting customer experience is one reason why big data and analytics (BDA) will become a key network element in the near future.

Eurobites: Germany Gets Tough on Facebook's Data Grab
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva revenues up; Nokia helps French UBB program; Ericsson updates analytics; Vodafone UK tops mobile complaints table.

Avi Bridges the Enterprise Multi-Cloud
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Helps enterprise apps scale, load-balance and achieve cloud vendor independence.

CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities
LRTV Interviews | 9/28/2016

Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says Bill Walker.

TiVo's Got 4K for Cable & More
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

TiVo's software is giving pay-TV providers a lot of hardware options.

Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer
LRTV Interviews | 9/28/2016

Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications says there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.

Twitter's the Next Hypercloud Star (No Joke)
Wagner’s Ring | 9/28/2016

Like Amazon before it, Twitter's core strength might be its platform rather than the service it's best known for.

Sonus Snaps Up Taqua for $20M
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Sonus adds to its IP voice technology capabilities and enhances its NFV plans with the acquisition of Taqua, but will stop short of renaming itself Staqua.

ODL: Open Source Hastens Software Usability
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

Advocates claim open source process is bringing users and developers closer together and that interaction speeds usability for software.

In the Cloud Era, It’s About Connectivity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/27/2016

Operators still fear the 'dumb pipe' label, but they must realize that their unique role in the future marketplace is in providing ultra-broadband connectivity between users and content.

AT&T's Rice: Stamp Out NFV 'Snowflakes'
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

VNFs cannot be unique, they need to be more like – you guessed it – Lego blocks, AT&T Labs exec tells ODL Summit.

New Acronym Alert! Meet SDRAN
Jonestown | 9/27/2016

Software-defined radio access networks are coming up on the virtualization menu at some point in the near future.

India Key to Ciena's Growth Ambitions
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

Ciena CEO Gary Smith is planning on doubling the size of its India workforce to address new demands.

AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key
LRTV Interviews | 9/27/2016

The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.

Eurobites: Nokia & Friends Rev 5G Engines
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange invests in Israeli security startup; ETNO reaffirms support of ICANN proposals; 3 pushes for BT/Openreach separation.

Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand
LRTV Interviews | 9/27/2016

Masergy's Ray Watson says attackers are gaining the upper hand in security because of the growth of virtualization.

Salesforce Adds Einstein AI to Commerce Cloud
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

Relaunching the e-commerce cloud following acquisition of Demandware in June.

Comcast Moves Toward Hybrid Pay-TV Apps
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

As the TV app era begins, operators have to consider the merits of HTML5 and native app platforms. Comcast is developing its own hybrid approach.

ARM Intros New Coherent Backplane
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

ARM has introduced its third-generation backplane in support of its ARMv8 architecture, designed to provide the performance demanded by next-generation applications, including virtual reality and autonomous vehicles.

Orange Business Services Adds Muscle to the New IP Agency
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

The service provider adds enterprise services muscle to NIA's mission of providing real-world testing for network virtualization.

Google, Facebook Gaining Network Equipment Clout
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/26/2016

Landmark Heavy Reading report explores the rise of web-scale Internet companies as networking powerhouses, and what it means for network equipment vendors.

Mellanox, Intel & the Data Center Bottleneck
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

Intel and Mellanox are both making gradual progress in their race to unclog a bottleneck that arises when scaling computer networks up to massive numbers of nodes or processors.

Open Source Getting on My Nerves
Rewired | 9/26/2016

Don't worry, they say, the code will work it out. There's apparently nothing open source can't tackle.

Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey
LRTV Interviews | 9/26/2016

Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, talks about where Verizon is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.

Upskill U Kicks Off Gigabit Courses With Orange
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/26/2016

This week Upskill U launches a new series on Gigabit with lecturers from Orange, Comcast and US Ignite.

Casa Joins Virtual CCAP Parade
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

Casa is demonstrating a virtual CCAP solution at this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show, joining a multitude of vendors pursuing the cable access market as operators look to upgrade and virtualize their networks.

Nokia Debuts Virtualized Cable Access Platform
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

The launch of its Gainspeed virtualized CCAP products puts Nokia squarely in the cable access market.

Eurobites: Telefónica Taps Juniper for Network Security
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre buys more duct and fiber assets; Aussie broadband challenge to BT; Nokia's traffic-busting drones; HERE services hit the road.

OPNFV Heads Down Colorado Trail
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

Third release enhances features, boosts security and positions OPNFV for upcoming open source MANO activity.

Global Services: The $40B Face-Off
LRTV Interviews | 9/26/2016

More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.

How Big Plans Led Sue Monahan to Small Cells
Mentor Monday | 9/26/2016

The CEO of the Small Cell Forum and Director of GSMA North America shares her perspective on how to change company cultures, recruit women in comms and achieve any goal.

Espial Upgrades as TV Battle Lines Are Drawn
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

With a new hosted solution and approximately 10 million pay-TV customers, Espial is a challenger to watch in the TV software market.

Huawei Exec: SDN's Become a 'Completely Meaningless Term'
News Analysis | 9/23/2016

It used to mean something, and it can again, said Huawei's David Lenrow.

Gigabites: Arris Bulks Up on Gigabit Gateways
News Analysis | 9/23/2016

Arris is launching a new gigabit gateway that includes a dedicated video SSID for wireless video streaming.

Twitter Soars on Takeover Rumors – Reports
News Analysis | 9/23/2016

Tech giants including Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Verizon said to be among potential suitors.

WiCipedia: The Women Helping Women Edition
WiCipedia | 9/23/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Kristen Bell releases hilarious 'Pinksourcing' video; girls from Oakland to Senegal learn to code; digital tools help new moms acclimate when going back to work; and more.

Eurobites: BT Seeks Control of YouView Remote
News Analysis | 9/23/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ventures into VR, declines 4G license offer in Egypt; German camera maker Leica pals up with Huawei; European re-launch for Note7 planned.

Tiny Module Might Accelerate Jump to 100G/400G in Data Centers
News Analysis | 9/23/2016

A novel optics-aligning module promises to make silicon photonics for 100G/400G networking significantly easier to implement, which would be a tremendous boon for data center operators.

Verizon CFO: Eat Our (Fixed) 5G Dust!
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

A bullish Fran Shammo talks 5G at Goldman Sachs.

Cisco, Salesforce Team Up on Workforce Productivity
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

Connecting collaboration and Internet of Things tools in the face of cloud threats.

Verizon Eyeing Video Startup Vessel – Report
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

If Verizon buys video startup Vessel as reported, it would add to other major digital media acquisitions by the telco, including AOL and Yahoo.

Step Away From the Firewall
Rewired | 9/22/2016

Level 3 finds enterprise security managers who believe firewalls can save them are getting some nasty surprises.

Wedge Adds AI for Better Malware Blocking
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

New product, first in a series, uses Cylance's Artificial Intelligence to block more threats at the network layer.

Digital Realty Targets Equinix With Service Exchange
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

Data center player jumps into booming market for hybrid cloud connections with what it believes is a better exchange.

MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways
LRTV Documentaries | 9/22/2016

Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.

NFV: Driving Toward Openness
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

The more vendors deconstruct their features and services, the more they can be integrated into everybody else's infrastructure, according to Andrew Coward at Brocade.

Upskill U on Implementing DevOps With Tech Mahindra
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/22/2016

Upskill U's series on Agile/DevOps culminates with a course on the implementation of DevOps, delivered by Burt Klein of Tech Mahindra.

Eurobites: Ericsson to Close Remaining Swedish Plants – Report
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems helps connect Daimler; SAP does IoT deal with Bosch; EU backtracks on roam-like-you're-at-home; Nokia aims for AlcaLu squeeze-out.

Huawei, Nokia Land Initial G.fast Deals at BT's Openreach
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

UK operator is expanding its G.fast trials and sourcing production systems from two suppliers, Huawei and Nokia, leaving Adtran out in the cold.

Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2016

Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.

Telcos Give Vent to Edge-Computing Anxiety
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

Operator anxiety about the rollout of edge-computing technology could see them lose another battle to the web-scale giants.

Infinera Ups the DCI Ante
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

Vendor's upgrade of its data center interconnect (DCI) platform includes a host of impressive technical advances.

Charter Will Activate Verizon MVNO Deal
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

Charter follows Comcast and moves forward with Verizon MVNO agreement.

Equinix Says It's All About the Network
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

A rich array of network connections are what drives the value of its data centers, executives say.

Microsoft Partners With DT on German Cloud
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

Microsoft is partnering to comply with local data sovereignty regulations – in other words, hang a 'keep out' sign for foreign snooping.

Crossing the Virtualization Chasm
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

CSPs crossing the virtualization chasm will be challenged by the abundance of choices and approaches, said a panel at the NFV & Carrier SDN event last week in Denver.

AT&T CEO: Cloud Needs Managed Services
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

The network isn't being commoditized by the cloud, in fact more VPNs and security services are needed now for cloud and IoT.

Comcast Glosses Over Gig Gateway Launch
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

Barely noted, Comcast said this week that it has launched its XB6 gigabit gateway supporting DOCSIS 3.1, as well as its Xi5 HDR set-top.

Versa Details New SD-WAN Ecosystem
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

Versa is taking the next step into the SD-WAN universe by launching its own SD-WAN ecosystem – and vCPE is just the first step.

Carriers Driving ODL's Boron Release
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

More than half of new projects in the last ODL release came from carriers, who are increasingly contributing code, not just advice.

ETSI Drops 'Mobile' From MEC
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

Mobile Edge Computing becomes Multi-Access Edge Computing as ETSI embarks on a second phase of specifications work that will cover WiFi and fixed access technologies in addition to 3GPP standards.

Eurobites: Don't Pick On Apple, Says Irish Telecom Tycoon
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco's EMEA man steps down; Virgin extends Vubiquity content deal; Sky invests in video gaming; MTS buys in Mari El; Uber loses out in Finland.

Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50
Wagner’s Ring | 9/21/2016

How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?

ECOC: Satisfying the Need for Speed
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

It's ECOC time again! Here are some of the new devices and technologies being unveiled at the show that all point to near-term future networks running at hundreds of gigabits per second.

T-Mobile CTO: 5G Gets Exciting in 2020
News Analysis | 9/20/2016

5G will be best supported by an awesome LTE network, CTO says.

AT&T Claims 'Breakthrough' With New Power Line Delivery Tech for 4G, 5G
News Analysis | 9/20/2016

The signal rises alongside power lines using tiny plastic antennas.

Ewaldsson Grows His Ericsson Empire
Shades of Ray | 9/20/2016

Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.

Sprint CEO: We'll Lease Spectrum as Soon as Possible
News Analysis | 9/20/2016

Spectrum rules all, as Sprint CEO talks leasing, 5G and deploying tens of thousands of new radios on the network.

Cable Gets Real About Virtualization
Alantown | 9/20/2016

Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are tackling virtualization technologies together in both a Sept. 21 webinar and a Sept. 27 breakfast forum.

Peering Into the Digital Future
LRTV Interviews | 9/20/2016

Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine the implications of the emergence of those services.

Comcast Will Go Wireless in 2017
News Analysis | 9/20/2016

Comcast will take its first step toward becoming a wireless carrier in 2017 with a network that combines Verizon cellular assets and Comcast's own WiFi hotspots.

Cisco Dives Into DevOps at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/20/2016

Cisco's Colin Kincaid covers the fundamentals of DevOps in a live course and Q&A at Upskill U.

Eurobites: Orange Ahead on Project LoRa
News Analysis | 9/20/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK rail telecom network not for sale; SVoD on fast-forward; sweaty rockers in 360-degree HD.

Samsung, SKT Take Step Closer to 'Real' 5G
News Analysis | 9/20/2016

South Korean companies perform a smooth handover in the latest 5G gig, which used spectrum in the all-important 28GHz band.

Telco's Got Talent? It's Audition Time for SDN/NFV Startups
News Analysis | 9/20/2016

Three of Europe's national telcos have teamed up to court virtualization startups with a 'Call for Innovation' that suggests carrier SDN and NFV might currently be stuck at the launch pad.

Google Buys API.AI to Build More Human-Friendly Interfaces
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Google buys startup that developers use for natural language interface.

Nutanix Seeks Financial Downpour From Long-Awaited IPO
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Nutanix has filed for its long-anticipated public offering, with hopes to rake in $209 million.

Comcast Binges on Netflix in New Beta
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Netflix service starts rolling out this week as a beta service on Comcast's X1 platform.

Nokia Sharpens Its Mobile Edge Pitch
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Long-time mobile edge computing proponent Nokia expands its MEC as it chases enterprise customers.

Roku Revamps: Why It Matters
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

New Roku app features are on the way. Who will take advantage of them?

Security Specialist Infoblox Taken Private in $1.6B Deal
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Deal will end Infoblox's four-year run as a publicly listed company and is expected to drive enterprise adoption of its security offerings.

Silver Peak Stakes SD-WAN Claim
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Vendor lands Masergy deal, claims both enterprise and service provider success in crowded SD-WAN arena.

Eurobites: BT Draws Virgin Into Openreach Lobby
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia-as-a-service; Dunne warns UK on 5G failings; Telia and friends seek virtualization virtuosi.

Nokia's Leprince Wants to Be King of Enterprise
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Nokia is plotting a much bigger role in the enterprise sector of the global communications market.

WiC Rewind: Cultural Reflections From Denver
Mentor Monday | 9/19/2016

Top female executives from Intel, Vodafone Americas, Windstream, XO Communications and Zayo Group share their thoughts on company culture, progressive policies and much more.

Oracle Takes On Amazon in Cloud Infrastructure
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Oracle barely shows up on the charts of biggest IaaS providers. The vendor is looking to change that.

Oracle Buys Palerra to Boost Cloud Security
News Analysis | 9/18/2016

Startup Palerra provides software to control access to and secure cloud applications.

So, What Are We Calling Narrowband-IoT Today?
Jonestown | 9/16/2016

The idea is simple: a version of LTE that doesn't use much power for IoT applications. But naming it is hard – rilly, rilly hard!

Now for Something Completely Different: Interconnect Based on Quantum Dots
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.

Juncker's Broadband Plans Get Junk Rating
Morris Lore | 9/16/2016

Light Reading gives the EC's latest broadband plans 'nil points.'

Gigabites: How We Know Capex Will Grow
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

Gigabit broadband is fueling a whole new round of network investments.

By the Numbers – Twitter Streams the NFL
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

Here's what it looks like when Twitter becomes a broadcaster.

Amdocs Aims to Topple Iron-Based Systems Integrators
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

Amdocs says its systems integration partnership with AT&T is only the first big win in a strategy to supplant traditional SIs such as Cisco and Ericsson that, it feels, have been undercut by the virtualization trend.

The End of the Road for Wheeler
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is facing an uphill battle with several of his regulatory proposals, and he doesn't have a lot of time left.

Security & Virtualization: 'We Are All Screwed'
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

It's really as bad as you think regarding security in the world of NFV and SDN – and the problem is being made worse by VNFs, said panelists at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver this week.

Can Carriers Open Source New Biz Processes?
Rewired | 9/16/2016

At one moment in Denver this week, the three largest US operators were very agreeable to the idea of open sourcing APIs to make business easier.

WiCipedia: Trump's Family Leave Fail & Hostility at Apple
WiCipedia | 9/16/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Trump's family leave plan falls short; toxic work environments at Apple?; ageism in tech TV; and more.

Eurobites: Nokia, DT Hit 1 Tbit/s in Fiber Trial
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN decides South Africa's not the place for mobile money services; RTX gets new boss; no Netflix for Telenet customers?

Pics: SDN & NFV in the Mile High City
Slide Shows | 9/16/2016

We spent two fantastic days at our NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver, getting our fix of virtualization chat in the 'Mile High City.' But we had some fun too...

FCC Reverses Again on 600MHz
News Analysis | 9/15/2016

FCC looks to sell off a smaller chunk of low-band spectrum.

Programmable Networks Crack the Cost Code
News Analysis | 9/15/2016

Programmable networks cut costs but challenges remain, said panelists at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver this week.

Upskill U on Implementing Agile
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/15/2016

Director of Agile Transformation addresses the challenges and best practices to implementing the Agile methodology.

Enterprise Cloud Turns to Containers, Microservices
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/15/2016

The next phase of moving applications to the cloud means looking at platforms that use container technology and are suited to a cloud-native, microservices approach.

Orange First to Test AT&T's ECOMP
News Analysis | 9/15/2016

French operator has looked at MANO solution in its lab, will now test use case in one of its Euro operations, in advance of open source.

Eurobites: 'Uzbekgate' Could Cost Telia $1.4B
News Analysis | 9/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia opens UK cloud center; Commission backs decision over Apple tax clawback; Snapchat heads for Paris.

India's RCom, Aircel in Mobile Merger
News Analysis | 9/15/2016

India's fourth- and sixth-largest operators have announced a mobile merger in sign of mounting pressure.

Mirantis Buys Czech Startup to Advance Container Ambitions
News Analysis | 9/15/2016

TCP Cloud will help Mirantis provide continuous updates to open source infrastructure software.

NYC Could Sue Verizon Over Slow FiOS Rollout
News Analysis | 9/15/2016

But Verizon claims it has met the terms of a 2008 deal with NYC.

LinkNYC Cuts Off Web to Prevent Homeless Watching Porn in Street
Jonestown | 9/14/2016

LinkNYC shuts down web access on the street kioks because some people were hogging them and using them 'inappropriately.' Who could've guessed that would happen?

Analytics Helps Level 3 Read Minds
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

By deploying analytics and business policies, automation can make network change decisions as if the customer had made those decisions themselves.

Open Source Opens Doors for Comms Startups
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

While open source makes innovation and startups easier, management and support are still tough nuts.

Google Fiber TV Revamp – Top Takeaways
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Google Fiber TV gets an update, and it's all about the data.

CL's Walker: Telecom Needs Cooperation Revamp
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Standard APIs and processes are needed to make it easier to sell virtual objects and other services to each other, and to content providers also.

Amdocs Acquires Trio of Digital Disruptors for $260M
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Amdocs opens its fat wallet to buy three cloud-based providers of next-gen BSS applications that help service providers develop digital service strategies.

Adtran Seeks Cable Stardom With EPON Deal
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Big telecom equipment vendor delves much deeper into the North American cable market with its purchase of key fiber-access products and technologies from CommScope.

Heavy Reading: Mobile NFV Leads Surge to $15B Market by 2020
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Almost three fourths of global carriers of all sizes are committed to deploying NFV, SDN or both, says latest SDN-NFV tracker.

Liberty Unlocks Netflix in 30+ Countries
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Liberty Global plans to bring Netflix to its next-generation TV set-tops in more than 30 countries over the next 15 months.

AT&T Ready for Next-Gen NFV
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

First-generation NFV only virtualized functions as they exist today, without breaking them into composable software pieces, says Tom Anschutz.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Shrugs Off Gallic Threat
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre does Reading; fiber-to-the-mountain-hut; UK government cybersecurity not that secure; Sky drones on.

Juncker Hooks Up With Village People
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Unfortunately, not those Village People... EC President Jean-Claude Juncker promises free wireless Internet for all European villagers by 2020.

Cloud Drives Blue-Skies Thinking
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Digital technologies are driving business transformation in every sector of the economy.

Resisting RJio: What's the Big Idea?
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

India's third-biggest mobile operator looks particularly vulnerable to the aggressive tactics of new entrant RJio.

Pictures: CTIA's Last Hurrah in Vegas
Slide Shows | 9/14/2016

See the faded glory of Super Mobility Week in a selection of photos from the recent event.

Why the Evernote Elephant Packed Its Trunk for Google Cloud
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

The popular note-taking service is looking to Google to provide scalability, security, flexibility and agility, as well as machine learning tools to benefit Evernote users.

CenturyLink: Expect SD-WAN Surprises
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

After running an SD-WAN service for most of a year, the service provider finds that customer reality is different from initial expectations.

Level 3: Focus SDN/NFV on Enterprise Issues
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Businesses are swamped by network complexity and chaos, but service providers can tame that for them, says Andrew Dugan.

Heavy Reading: Faster Services Driving NFV
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Research shows the need to get services to market more rapidly is the top virtualization driver, as network operators focus on high-value use cases.

Broadband, Barbados & a 100G Breakthrough
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Caribbean operator Digicel, keen to be seen as a broadband innovator, has tested a 100G PON connection on its live network in Barbados.

Time Warner Leads $12M Round for You.i TV
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

The latest investment in app platform provider You.i TV is a further sign that programmers want more control over their distribution fate.

Heavy Reading: SDN Bringing Capex, Opex Savings to Optical Networks
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

By enabling combined management of IP routing and layer one optical networks, SDN brings new network optimization and efficiency.

Upskill U on Agile & DevOps
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/13/2016

Upskill U launches a new series on implementing Agile and DevOps with expert speakers from Cisco, Tech Mahindra, Agile Alliance and more.

Eurobites: DT & Huawei Max Out With MIMO
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Austrian class action against Facebook gathers momentum; Ericsson targets emerging markets; Israeli DDoS entrepreneurs arrested.

Vodafone Australia Buys MVNO Lebara
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Australian mobile operator acquires one of its former wholesale customers.

Masergy Promises Differentiated SD-WAN
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Managed service provider joins crowded SD-WAN market with its own twist: multiple active paths and application-driven connections.

LR Poll: Readers Say Hit the Road, Headphone Jack!
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

LR readers vote for a wireless headphone future in the iPhone 7 poll. Contrarians, the lot of ya!

Brocade Debuts Long-Overdue Router Refresh
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Even CEO Lloyd Carney says the announcement is overdue by a year.

CenturyLink Plants G.fast Flag With Calix
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

Copper to the MDU with G.fast technology is helping CenturyLink deliver faster broadband speeds and IP video service.

LoRa Enters SoftBank's IoT Harem
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

LPWA technology will be one of several IoT connectivity technologies the Japanese telco plans to support.

Parallel Wireless's Jordan on Finding Her Voice & Using Yours
Mentor Monday | 9/12/2016

Eugina Jordan shares her story of how she found her voice and went from being a receptionist to the director of marketing for Parallel Wireless.

Verizon's Sensity Buy Brightens IoT Strategy
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

Smart cities platform player builds networking expertise into LED lighting fixtures to enable municipalities to create connections.

Eurobites: Commission Chief Sinks Spanner Into Roaming Works
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor begins selling its stake in VimpelCom; Agama joins the RDK club; smartphones in space! (well, quite high up anyway).

DASAN, Zhone Merge for Ultra-Broadband Battle
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

South Korea's DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged in an effort to take on the gigabit broadband equipment sector's big hitters, but the new company has its work cut out.

RJio Effect: All Is Not Lost for India's Incumbents
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

How can India's operators best answer the challenge from aggressive new entrant RJio?

Is NFV in the Doldrums?
Column | 9/12/2016

NFV feels like it's going nowhere fast, suggests Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.

VR Player NeuLion Stalks European Game
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

With its focus on live sports events, the video-streaming company is targeting European growth.

Liberty Mutual: Cloud Reins in Costs of 'Exponential' Growth
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

Added 33,000 virtual servers without increasing sysadmin headcount.

Gigabites: Google's Back on the Pole
News Analysis | 9/9/2016

The city of Nashville has voted its preliminary approval for a One Touch Make Ready ordinance that should make it easier for new broadband providers to enter the market.

New-Look TiVo Smartens Up Its UI
News Analysis | 9/9/2016

TiVo takes the wraps off a revamped user interface that includes metadata capabilities from Rovi.

iPhone 7 Slogan Translates to 'Penis' in Hong Kong – Report
Wagner’s Ring | 9/9/2016

How do you say 'facepalm' in Cantonese?

RAD Gets Physical on Virtual CPE
News Analysis | 9/9/2016

Vendor's white box solution adds ability to mix and match physical and virtual functions at the edge.

NG-PON2 Accelerates Past XGS-PON at 88 MPH
Column | 9/9/2016

The NG-PON2 standard is the key to the future of ultra-broadband, believes Calix's Alan DiCicco.

FCC's New Pay-TV Plan: Shove It Up Your App
MariNation | 9/9/2016

What the FCC's new pay-TV proposal means, and why nobody's happy.

I Didn't Know Obama Owned the Internet
Shades of Ray | 9/9/2016

Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want Obama to 'give away the Internet' - well, OK, but...

WiCipedia: Trumpisms, Marriage Penalties & Back-to-School Inspo
WiCipedia | 9/9/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Discriminatory Trumpisms are trending; women are asking for raises but not getting them; is there a marriage market penalty for women in STEM?; and more.

Eurobites: OTT Apps Face the Telco Treatment
News Analysis | 9/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and ZTE display their wares in Amsterdam; Nokia's not leaving Nigeria; CityFibre does fiber-to-the-pier.

Review: This Bone-Conduction Headset Probably Isn't Witchcraft
Wagner’s Ring | 9/9/2016

The Aftershokz Bluez 2S lets you listen to spoken word audio or music while still hearing outside sounds, making it less likely you'll get smooshed by a car while walking a badly behaved dog.

Avaya Proposes Hypersegments for Security
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

There is a gaping security hole at the network edge that Avaya intends to fill it with some souped-up, hyper-segmentation capabilities.

CTIA: See Ya, Las Vegas!
Jonestown | 9/8/2016

Woo hoo! It's the end of a wretched era.

3GPP Plans Early Mobile 5G Spec for December 2017
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Initial mobile 5G services could get by with a little help from LTE.

DT, KPN, Vodafone Unenthused by Content Ownership
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Three of Europe's biggest telcos have no immediate plans to play a bigger role on the content stage.

Ericsson & Google Do TV Together
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Ericsson and Google hope to open new doors in the pay-TV market with a partnership that ties Ericsson MediaFirst software platform to Google's Android TV operating system.

$625M Apigee Buy Bolsters Google's Cloud
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

$625M cash purchase of API maker will give Google cloud customers an easier route to linking multiple clouds and applications.

Meet the New TiVo
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Rovi has closed on its deal to acquire TiVo and take the TiVo name, but it's questionable whether the new company will stick it out in the hardware business.

Vivendi Still 'Hopeful' of Becoming Europe's Netflix
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Vivendi executive talks up prospects of challenging Netflix in Europe as the French media company prepares for the Latin American launch of its pioneering Studio+ service.

Amoroso Not the Retiring Sort
Rewired | 9/8/2016

AT&T's former security guru is taking his expertise to a much broader audience – and this time he's giving it away.

Eurobites: UK Altnets Demand Fair Fiber Deal
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU to relax network access rules; Virgin buys Arqiva; Ericsson partners with Google on Android TV; Bouygues goes with Mitel for UC.

Google: Thinking Inside the Box
Shades of Ray | 9/8/2016

Google and Box have struck a relationship that might baffle those with a legacy view of the world.

Vodafone Germany Plots 'Convergent' TV by April 2017
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Forthcoming service will allow customers to enjoy a diverse range of content on various devices and networks, says executive in Amsterdam.

Ericsson, Intel Align on Media & Mobility
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

A new partnership between Ericsson and Intel has the two companies promising long-term results for customers working to support media delivery everywhere.

Calling Europe's Broadband Bluff
Morris Lore | 9/8/2016

Three broadband regulators walk into a bar...

HPE Spins Software Business to Micro Focus for $8.8B
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

The deal will improve HPE's focus on 'hybrid IT,' which includes multi-cloud, edge, software-defined infrastructure and the traditional data center.

Apple iPhone 7 Rides LTE-A Speed Curve to 450 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

Never mind the missing headphone jack, feel the speed!

QoE Represents a T&M Challenge
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

Achieving QoE is a complicated process that should start with a complete rethink of how a network should be measured, followed by the development of a QoE policy.

It's Not Just mmWave! 5G Will Go Low to Innovate Too
Column | 9/7/2016

Amazing new 5G innovations are coming below 6GHz -- it's not just about mmWave.

Winning at WiFi – Celeno Closes $38M Round
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

New funding round signals market demand for new WiFi solutions and Celeno's products in particular.

The FCC & TV Apps: It's Complicated
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

New filings by the NAB, NCTA and AT&T hint at what the FCC's revised set-top proposal could look like.

NFV Startup Tackles 'Onboarding' Challenge
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

Former Ericsson executives have founded a startup that aims to make the 'onboarding' of virtual network functions much easier.

What Is Holland? And Who Are the Dutch?
Shades of Ray | 9/7/2016

IBC starts this week in the Netherlands, or is it Holland? It's certainly being supported by the Dutch.

Eurobites: Ericsson to Babysit T-Mobile's Knippr OTT Service
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials all-IP PSTN in Poland; Telecom Italia boss defends monster remuneration; Microsoft opens UK data centers.

Radio Show: Cultivating & Communicating Company Culture
Que Sera Sarah | 9/7/2016

Intel's Lynn Comp joins WiC on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 1PM EST to talk company culture -- what it is, how to craft a positive one and how to communicate it internally and externally.

UK's 3 Huffs & Puffs That It's Short of Air
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

Complaints about a spectrum skew are unlikely to get 3 very far.

Trump's Telecom Policy? Who Knows?
News Analysis | 9/6/2016

Nonpartisan ITIF does its regular review of candidate policies on innovation and technology, finding Clinton has lots of ideas, Trump almost none.

4K TV Not Ready for OTA Broadcast
News Analysis | 9/6/2016

Phase A guidelines from the Ultra HD Forum don't include over-the-air delivery of 4K Ultra HD TV.

Intel to Help Machines 'See' With Movidius Takeover
News Analysis | 9/6/2016

Combined with Intel's RealSense technology, the Movidius platform could allow computers to recognize images in the way that people do.

Eurobites: SoftBank Gives ARM a Free Hand
News Analysis | 9/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big guns take aim at 5G; Sky prepares for IPv6; Facebook reshuffles in Europe; EE gets Cat 9 ready.

VimpelCom's Russian Boss Makes Beeline for Exit
News Analysis | 9/6/2016

Slobodin may have been under immediate pressure to quit following previous allegations of corruption at VimpelCom.

Spectrum Hurdle Could Trip Europe in 5G Race
News Analysis | 9/6/2016

Spectrum constraints might not be Europe's biggest 5G problem but they could hinder its chances of keeping up with Asia and North America.

Huawei Goes After Operator & Enterprise With Unified Controller
News Analysis | 9/5/2016

Huawei unveils new products to help operators take advantage of on-demand opportunities.

High Band Spectrum & 5G: What's Next & What to Expect
Column | 9/5/2016

5G is about more than just faster mobile broadband, notes Tom Sawanobori, SVP and chief technology officer at the CTIA.

Eurobites: Telefónica Mulls O2 UK IPO
News Analysis | 9/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica confirms Telxius IPO; new blood at Colt; Telia's Mr. X; DT demos entertainment over 5G.

SoftBank's Tanaka to Take ARM by Hand, Not Boss It
News Analysis | 9/5/2016

SoftBank's Ren Tanaka will be responsible for new business development at chip designer ARM, but he will not be in charge of the company, insists the Japanese operator.

Altice Takes M&A Route to Impose New Strategy
News Analysis | 9/5/2016

French cable giant opens its wallet again to snap up the part of SFR it doesn't own and to acquire IT and operations partners as it seeks to streamline its operations and introduce the 'Altice Way.'

Global Capacity VP: It's Time for a New Normal
Mentor Monday | 9/5/2016

Before tech can be cool, it has to be normal, says Global Capacity VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope as she calls on the industry to ditch preconceptions.

Italian Fear of Iliad May Be Overblown
News Analysis | 9/2/2016

Iliad will struggle to have the same impact in Italy as in France.

Gigabites: A Love Letter to Nashville
News Analysis | 9/2/2016

The Music City is hoping for gigabit love from Google Fiber, but utility pole attachment rules may put that romance on ice.

Will ISPs Step Up to the IoT Challenge?
Rewired | 9/2/2016

Security is a looming issue as IoT devices prove to be easily invaded, but is the broadband industry prepared to act?

Infinera Unveils Transport SDN Tools, Slams Rivals
News Analysis | 9/2/2016

Optical transport vendor has joined the ranks of the SDN controller brigade and, in doing so, claims 'open' bragging rights over some key rivals.

Lessons From Rio on Net Performance
Column | 9/2/2016

What companies should glean from network traffic patterns during the Olympic Games in Rio.

Eurobites: Irish Cabinet Decides on Apple Tax Tactics
News Analysis | 9/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eir returns to growth; O2 unveils smart-home offer; BT sues Valve; Deutsche Telekom spices up its offer with music and video streaming.

RJio 4G Launch Could Make Rivals Lose Their Voice
News Analysis | 9/2/2016

By offering free voice and cheap data services to Indian consumers, RJio could deal a further blow to India's biggest mobile operators.

WiCipedia: Girl Bosses, Returnships & 'Women Don't Require Fixing'
WiCipedia | 9/2/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: We learn the tech girl boss formula; returnships pave the way for women re-entering the workforce; Australian Army troops told to 'get out' if they are sexist; and more.

SpaceX Explosion Blows Hole in Facebook's Africa Plans
News Analysis | 9/2/2016

Destruction of Amos-6 satellite denies Facebook a critical technology for providing Internet services in Africa.

Bye Fran! Verizon CFO Is Retiring
News Analysis | 9/2/2016

CFO Shammo has presided over periods of dramatic acquisition, growth and change at America's largest mobile service provider.

Ciena Fiscal Q3 Buoyed by 'Web-scale' Sales as Verizon 100G Project Ramps
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

Ciena's revenues up by 11.2% as non-telco customers contribute more than one third of fiscal third-quarter sales.

Google, LTE-U & the Question of a Wireless Broadband Future
Jonestown | 9/1/2016

For Google, a patchwork of different wireless and wired technologies – managed by software – might be its most interesting option.

Huawei Bets on Massive Shift to Cloud
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

The Chinese equipment vendor reckons dozens of vertical markets are on the cusp of embracing cloud technology.

Ericsson MediaFirst Move Boosts Pay-TV Cred
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

The integration of its MediaFirst television platform with the RDK software stack is the latest sign of Ericsson's commitment to the pay-TV market.

Pics: VMworld Brings the Hammer Down
Slide Shows | 9/1/2016

Top speed through Las Vegas for two intense days of VMworld 2016.

Eurobites: Hutch, VimpelCom's Italian Job Gets EC Blessing
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: SoftBank's Tanaka to head ARM; Nokia unveils 4.5G Pro technology and a 4.9G plan; Orange cosies up to Iran's MCI; Telecom Egypt forks out on 4G; Equinix expands in Brexit-land.

Multicast ABR Clears IP Video Stream Dams
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/1/2016

As video consumption swells across all available player devices, the industry is looking to transition from quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology to Internet Protocol (IP) and that migration is making multicast adaptive bit rate (M-ABR) a top choice for providers.

Come Get Uncomfortable With WiC in Denver
Que Sera Sarah | 9/1/2016

Join Women in Comms for its 10th networking breakfast and panel discussion, where we promise to tackle those uncomfy questions, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Denver.

Huawei Pushes Back $10B Enterprise Target to 2018
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

The Chinese equipment behemoth will take a year longer than originally planned to make $10 billion from enterprise sales, a leading executive has revealed.

AT&T: OpenStack Needs Central Leadership
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

OpenStack needs improved stability, SDN support, performance and security to become carrier-ready, an AT&T executive says.

48V Data Center Rack Saves $$$
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

The most mind-numbingly obscure technology you'll hear about this year is going to help data centers keep up with the exploding demand for cloud computing services while saving beaucoup bucks.

Smartphone, IoT Security Threats Hit Hard
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

Level 3 and Nokia research shows a surprising recent flood of security issues regarding both IoT devices and mostly Android devices.

BEREC Heeds Net Neutrality's Spurious Call to Arms
Morris Lore | 9/1/2016

Europe's attempts to define hardline net neutrality rules could deliver a blow to the region's telcos.

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