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8x8 Creates UC, Collaboration Cloud
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

New service combines existing UC and contact center services with integration to cloud apps and newly acquired messaging interoperability.

AT&T, Verizon Want to Wholesale IPTV
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

It's early days, but AT&T and Verizon are already looking ahead to licensing their IPTV platforms.

ZTE Suffers $340M Net Loss on US Fine
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

Chinese equipment maker turns loss-making in 2016 but may have cause to feel more optimistic about its prospects this year.

Happy Women's Day: How Are You Being Bold for Change?
Que Sera Sarah | 3/8/2017

On March 8 we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, and maybe abstain from working. Tell us how you are being bold to bring change.

5G Spectrum to Cost Less Than 4G, Says Expert
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

Telcos are unlikely to have to spend as much on 5G licenses as they did on their 4G concessions, says a leading spectrum expert.

Eurobites: Telenor Backs AI Brains Trust
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia milks 4.5G, sells managed services to VimpelCom; MTN's CEO resigns; in-flight broadband partnership wins its first customer; Blackadder goes over-the-top in US.

Avaya Offloads Its Networks Biz to Extreme for $100M
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

Extreme reckons Avaya's networks business will generate $200 million in annual revenues and open up new sales opportunities.

WikiLeaks Strikes Again
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

WikiLeaks has release thousands of pages allegedly from CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence. Just how bad is it?

How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
Between the CEOs | 3/7/2017

At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.

Sprint's Tech COO on Gigabit LTE
LRTV Interviews | 3/7/2017

In a special guest appearance on OrbTV at MWC 2017, Günther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, talks about the three building blocks of Gigabit LTE, small cells, SD/NFV and more.

ZTE to Pay $892M Fine to Settle US Trade Dispute
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

Chinese vendor pleads guilty to charges that it violated US export controls and agrees to pay a hefty fine as a penalty.

CloudOptiX Restructures Transport Networks to Facilitate All-Cloud Network Evolution
News from Huawei | 3/7/2017

Huawei's CloudOptiX solution facilitates the cloudification of transport networks to both fulfill current demands and prepare for future challenges.

Huawei CloudCampus Empowers New Business Opportunities for Operators
News from Huawei | 3/7/2017

Huawei CloudCampus solution leverages cloud management technology to implement centralized multi-tenant management and scales to manage up to several millions network elements so that operators can take full advantage of their high-performance network platforms.

Charter Issues RFP for D3.1 Modems
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

Second biggest US MSO is seeking product information from tech vendors as it gears up for rolling out DOCSIS 3.1.

MWC: Who Does Cloud Best?
Slide Shows | 3/7/2017

If it wasn't about 5G at Mobile World Congress, it was definitely about cloud.

HPE Buying Nimble Storage for $1B
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

HPE's acquisition streak continues with a $1 billion deal for Nimble Storage, a maker of flash storage.

MWC17: A Big Year for Small Cells?
LRTV Interviews | 3/7/2017

Small cells have been around a long time but have never been deployed on a very large scale to date, but a number of market drivers suggest that more widespread deployments could be on the horizon, says Nick Johnson from ip.access.

Eurobites: Saudis Oil Wheels of Nokia's 5G Machine
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson secures $200 million investment in iconectiv subsidiary; BICS offers backhaul with Retelit; PoP life in Istanbul; Facebook caught out in Italy.

Iliad to Ramp Up Spending in France This Year
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

French telco plots a sharp increase in capital expenditure on the back of continued earnings growth in 2016.

3GPP Likely to Fast Track 5G NR Specs This Week
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

The standards body seems likely to approve plans to speed up the development of 5G new radio specifications, but does this spell trouble for the broader 5G standard?

Mentoring in the Mountains: Join WiC in Denver!
Que Sera Sarah | 3/7/2017

Join WiC's first networking breakfast event of the year on Wednesday, March 22, in Denver, Colo., to talk mentoring -- how to find one, how to be one and much more.

Mainframe Cloud? That's Nuts!
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

Insurer Chubb tapped IBM to move its Mad Men mainframe apps into the cloud era.

Verizon Says Its Fixed 5G Will Arrive in 2018, Mobile in 2020
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

Verizon moving fast with fixed – but not true mobile – 5G.

Why Is Verizon Offering Prepaid Fios?
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

A prepaid option may increase Fios penetration rates, but is it worth it for Verizon?

Trump & Consequences
Rewired | 3/6/2017

Under Ajit Pai, the FCC is doing what major telecom players have wanted by rolling back regulations. Now we'll see if this fuels innovation and consumer benefits.

What Does 5G Feel Like?
LRTV Documentaries | 3/6/2017

At MWC, Nokia staged a demo intended to showcase the difference between a 4G and 5G network. Light Reading stepped into the virtual cockpit to see how just a few milliseconds of latency can affect the control of a remote control car.

Have You Entered the Leading Lights?
Shades of Ray | 3/6/2017

Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.

Comcast: Our Network's Ready for 5G
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

Comcast's Neil Smit says that independent evaluators have reviewed Comcast's network footprint and believe it's well suited for future 5G rollouts.

IBM's Quantum Computing Coming to the Cloud
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

IBM is looking to commercialize its quantum computer offering with a new API and SDK, as well as cloud support.

SKT Airs 28GHz Concerns, Eyes Mid-Band 5G
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

South Korean telco is keeping its spectrum options open as it looks at various ways of reducing the 5G spending bill.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Faces Multi-Million Retrans Bill From ITV
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell in joint research deal with ZTE; Google probed in Turkey; UK government to examine Fox's Sky bid.

BT Splashes $1.5B to Beat Sky in Latest Soccer Rights Battle
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

UK incumbent's appetite for lavish spending on soccer rights remains undiminished despite an array of business and regulatory challenges.

Cord-Cutting Hits New Heights
News Analysis | 3/3/2017

US pay-TV cord-cutting abruptly accelerated in the fourth quarter as DirecTV Now, Sling TV and other OTT skinny bundle packages signed up subscribers in droves.

Technicolor Table Lamp Runs on AWS
News Analysis | 3/3/2017

Technicolor shows how the future of the connected home could run through Amazon Web Services.

Snap, Crackle & Pop: $28B IPO Stokes 'Bubble' Fears
Morris Lore | 3/3/2017

The parent company of social networking site SnapChat is now worth an astonishing $28 billion following this week's IPO. Is this another bubble in the making?

Frontier Eyes OTT Video Options
News Analysis | 3/3/2017

Seeking to get out of the woods after another round of customer and revenue declines, Frontier is looking at jumping into the OTT video game.

Eurobites: EU Clamps Down on Helpline Call Charges
News Analysis | 3/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes after career-break women; Tele2 Netherlands nabs Com Hem's James; EU tells the Donald to leave their Shield alone.

Amazon Web Services Outage Caused by Typo
News Analysis | 3/3/2017

Keyboard error caused an estimated $150M+ outage this week.

Tech Leaders: Gender Diversity Could Add Billions to Economy
News Analysis | 3/3/2017

Organizations must take more innovative approaches to address the issue of gender imbalance in the tech sector, said speakers at the inaugural Women4Tech summit in Barcelona.

WiCipedia: Uber's Catalyst for Change & Trump Signs STEM Bills
WiCipedia | 3/3/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: AT&T celebrates diversity; Trump signs two bills into place for women in STEM; women leave tech 45% more than men; and more.

EXFO Snaps Up Ontology for Network Visibility
News Analysis | 3/2/2017

Test and service assurance system vendor EXFO has acquired network visibility software specialist Ontology Systems in an effort to build a more rounded story for the virtualization era.

CenturyLink Ready to Roll on New Services
News Analysis | 3/2/2017

Internal digital transformation has company saying it's set to deliver series of new on-demand, rich-experience business offerings.

Cable One Doubles Down on Broadband
News Analysis | 3/2/2017

Still eschewing residential video services, rogue US MSO heightens focus on data and business services for growth despite slowing broadband engine.

Pay-TV Security Gets 50 Shades Darker
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/2/2017

Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.

OrbTV: MWC Device Recap
LRTV Interviews | 3/2/2017

Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones joins us in the studio for a recap of his favorite devices and consumer products from MWC.

5G Shines New Light on Backhaul Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/2/2017

Backhaul is crucial – and so is its testing.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom's Q4 Bottom Line Hit by BT Shares Slump
News Analysis | 3/2/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams up with Telecom Italia on 5G, brings its virtual network function to Egypt; Telefónica goes Nano with LTE, chooses Teoco for spectrum refarming; French regulator gets new director-general.

Telefónica CTO on the Path to 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/2/2017

Telefónica CTO Enrique Blanco says his company is pushing strongly towards 5G but wants to adapt the network to the customer, and not the other way around.

Orange Also Objects to 5G NR Acceleration
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Technical strategy director at French incumbent says 5G is not just about new radio specifications.

Private Cloud Is Very Popular Yet Nobody's Doing It
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

On-premises server component sales are declining, even in the face of strong demand for on-premises cloud, Intel said.

Will YouTube TV Hit OTT Sweet Spot?
Breznick Unbound | 3/1/2017

Google unit spells out plans to launch its own OTT skinny bundle service for $35 a month but will face stiff competition in an increasingly crowded market.

All-Cloud Networks: Enabling Telco Business Success in the Cloud Era
News from Huawei | 3/1/2017

Huawei's end-to-end All-Cloud network, introduced at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC17), demonstrates how telecom operators can evolve their networks to innovate and grow in the digital era.

All-Optical Switching Supports Full Mesh Backbone Networks to Achieve One-Hop Transmission Between DCs
News from Huawei | 3/1/2017

Huawei's OXC all-optical switching solution has large-capacity switching and multi-degree optical-layer grooming capabilities, which can better meet requirements on full mesh connections on backbone networks.

Ericsson's CTO on 4G Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2017

At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.

Cable Ops Prep for Next-Gen Push
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

In a new study by SNL Kagan, more than 60% of cable operators plan to start virtualizing and distributing parts of their access networks over the next few years.

Amdocs CMO: We're Gonna Mint It in MANO
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Amdocs is very bullish about its revenue prospects from a productized version of the recently created open source management and orchestration (MANO) system ONAP.

OrbTV: Tata Goes Global for IoT
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2017

Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.

OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance Shares Its Smart City Vision
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2017

Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.

Eurobites: Ericsson Brings 3G to Tanzania's Unconnected Millions
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT and T-Systems get closer; UK government trumpets new digital strategy; ARM has M&A ambitions.

VimpelCom to Pioneer 'Multivendor' NFV; Downbeat on 5G
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Emerging markets player wants to be at the forefront of developments in SDN and NFV but dismisses 5G talk as 'hype.'

OrbTV: Boingo's CTO on the Need for Convergence
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2017

Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.

This Is the New Fios TV From Verizon
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Timing is still unclear, but Verizon has quietly revealed how its current Fios TV service will transition to all-IPTV.

OrbTV: Delving Into Tele2's IoT Strategy
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2017

Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.

VMware Wants to Lead CSPs to Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Deploying NFV and IoT tools to help service providers deploy new revenue streams.

Name That Acronym
LRTV Documentaries | 3/1/2017

From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.

AWS S3 Goes Down, Internet Snow Day Declared
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Eleven-hour outage hits S3 Storage, used by nearly 150,000 websites.

The Social Network: An Update on Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2017

Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

VMware Makes Major MWC Splash
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Virtualization giant seeking broader role as strategic partner to telecom industry on multiple fronts.

CEO Chat With Cisco's Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs | 3/1/2017

By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.

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