NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky does movie deal with Disney; Telenor re-jigs management; bad news for Mobily investors.
ABI's vice president of marketing, alliances and programs has some choice words for men who don't support women in comms, as well as advice for those who do.
SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of product and new business innovation at Verizon explains, that requires doing things differently internally but produces a much happier enterprise customer.
The company's new SaaS-based product gives service providers a tool to monitor and evaluate their open Internet connections and partnerships.
As telecom operators dig deeper into the NFV and SDN worlds, they are finding that with more virtualization comes more security risks. That opens up opportunity for security improvements and new services.
Discussions between the ONOS community and the Linux Foundation could potentially bring together two SDN platforms – ONOS and the Linux Foundation's OpenDaylight.
UNH-IOL and Open Compute Project team on testing and building an integrator's list that shows whose stuff works together in public tests.
The Broadband Forum is adapting its focus to account for the impact that virtualization and programmable networking will have on access network topologies and operator business plans.
Qualcomm has introduced its long-awaited server SoC, an ARM-based processor with which it hopes to challenge Intel's x86 server silicon hegemony. Xilinx and Mellanox are providing complementary silicon.
India's operators believe VoLTE might hold the key to combating the advance of the OTT players.
At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT starts more G.fast trials with AlcaLu; Ericsson and MTS test LTE Broadcast in Russia; Deutsche Telekom tackles the cell edge.
Light Reading's Women in Comms is headed to the 13th annual Grace Hopper Convention in Houston, Texas, next week with 12,000 female technologists and computer scientists.
Cisco video conferencing plays a supporting role in the movie The Martian.
The UK fixed-line incumbent claims structural separation would damage the UK, urging regulators to address Sky's pay-TV dominance instead.
Comcast's smart home service gets an upgrade with the Nest thermostat, August door locks, Lutron connected lights and the Chamberlain MyQ garage controller.
And if the deal goes through, it would be the largest deal among technology companies ever, eclipsing the $37 billion Avago is spending on Broadcom.
Execs from Ericsson, AlcaLu, Huawei and Oracle outline which network functions to virtualize and hope to inspire small carriers about why they should start now.
The overlapping product portfolios of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will pose a challenge for the new-look business.
MSO, SCTE and vendor experts will address how cable can optimize and monetize WiFi in a special LR breakfast panel at Cable-Tec Expo next week.
For the US, the pressure is on now that live sports in 4K Ultra HD are entering the picture in the UK and Canada.
At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
Network operators looking to embrace NFV face many challenges – cat videos among them.
AT&T's Ed Amoroso thinks security specialists should take more pride in what they do – and avoid hackers at conferences.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone barges in to BT/Openreach row; Deutsche Telekom on Safe Harbor backwash; AlcaLu supplies LTE for aviation.
Rural operators are pleased to have one less deep pocket to compete with in the upcoming 600MHz auction, but they will likely be up against Dish Network.
Ericsson CTO talks AI alogorithims, says vendor will be supplying 'pre-5G' equipment for Verizon trials in 2016.
At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
The FCC has granted AT&T's request to provide an alternative to TTY text support, which not coincidentally at all will allow AT&T to offer VoWiFi.
Long-awaited 100Gbit/s metro aggregation platform built around a new PIC is about to hit the streets but much of Infinera's metro market traction is expected to come from its recently acquired Transmode portfolio.
T-Mobile's VP of radio network engineering says real estate, backhaul, fiber partnerships and the New IP will be critical to 5G success.
A number of senior executives at Alcatel-Lucent may be out of a job, with Nokia preferring to fill most leadership roles from within its current organization.
Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, but even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge.
Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
FPGA and ASIC usage grows in the telecom market. FPGAs and ASICs are widely used in networking and telecom systems, from complete SoC designs to simple connections between different interfaces on merchant silicon devices.
Everybody's doing it. Why not Amazon?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Astellia signs RAN optimization agreement with Telefónica; Euskaltel ups price for rival; MTS wins spectrum.
The three companies will demonstrate Open Network Linux running forwarding agents from Facebook and NTT, an evolutionary step in open source networking.
The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.
Cord cutting is a real and present threat to pay-TV, but it has been an erosion, not a landslide.
Valley gossip suggests that the New IP vendor's investors are looking for a pay day, either from a trade sale or from a deal that would take Juniper private.
As a moderate Republican with ties to Democrats, he doesn't think he has much of a shot.
The combined company intends to be a one-stop shop for OEMs looking to buy ICs for Internet infrastructure, including data centers.
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
New services move security into software and move hardware into the cloud, and will be trialed this year for deployment in 2016.
Public comments filed with the FCC show wide support for Charter's proposed acquisitions and cite a number of Charter talking points.
They go together hand-in-hand in many networks but the relationship is strained – is there a way to improve the efficiency of an OpenStack and OVS deployment?
Protects so-called 'east-west traffic' inside the data center.
Light Reading recently published an exclusive interview with Huawei's deputy chairman Eric Xu in English – now that interview is available in Chinese too.
The ATSC 3.0 proposal took a big step closer to being ratified as a standard. It will make TV transmission IP-based, and that should give broadcasters the tools to take on cable, IPTV, DBS and wireless rivals.
CEO Charles Robbins says he foresees proprietary and white box equipment coexisting with open source technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GCHQ deploys Smurf army, says Snowden; Safe Harbor ruling could spell trouble for Facebook and others; Telenet/BASE deal comes under scrutiny.
France's number-three service provider has issued some bullish targets for profitability despite operating in one of Europe's most competitive markets.
The research device uses common electronic materials and behaves so much like silicon memory that it might make an all-optical processor actually possible.
Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
A tie-up between RCom and RJio could have major repercussions for India's telecom market.
Wheeler pushes 24GHz and above rules for 5G, hints at possibility of US losing 4G 'lead' as world glides towards to next-gen mobile.
Head of Telefonica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity but with right abstraction layer, it's possible to create an architecture focused on service delivery.
Trustev, an Irish fraud protection group, has found T-Mobile customer details up for sale on the Dark Web for just a buck!
But the main point of its letter to the FCC is to call out Sprint and T-Mobile for deploying WiFi calling in violation of the Commission's TTY requirements.
With only 150,000 new retail device activations last year, can TiVo recover its retail mojo?
Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Shaygan Kheradpir left Juniper under a cloud (not THE cloud) but has reappeared as CEO of transport vendor Coriant.
Nordic operator follows TeliaSonera in deciding to end its involvement in various eastern European and central Asian markets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: management re-jig at Tele2; AlcaLu veteran heads for Technicolor; ADVA turbocharges DCI offering.
Light Reading's Women in Comms talked to Cheri Beranek, president & CEO, Clearfield, Inc., about her secret to success as a woman in the comms industry.
It isn't enough to come up with good ideas. Service providers also need to execute and make them produce business value, says Amdocs' head of innovation for IT and services.
Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
Service providers can generate new business helping companies, government agencies and individuals solve the enormous problems of authentication and identity.
Huawei joins a slew of equipment vendors seeking to make their mark in the North American cable space with products for both cable's new DOCSIS gigabit spec and CCAP.
Sprint is planning cost cuts and layoffs, according to a memo from the CFO, obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's G.fast trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
Civiq Smartscapes plans to use the LinkNYC project as a launch pad for future smart city initiatives.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ad firm's IPO raises €400 million for Deutsche Telekom; quantum security breakthrough; Proximus rustles up €500 million on bonds market; new CMO at Nokia unit.
Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approach to SD-WAN.
AT&T's new security report and initiative is aimed at getting CEOs and board members more engaged in the security process.
Some in the broadband industry expect Google to make a gigabit move in Europe – it would be a much-needed catalyst.
But it's because of obstacles they face, not because they are leaving the workforce as is often suggested, McKinsey finds in a new report with Lean In.
Does Verizon's new Go90 mobile video service have what it takes to draw an audience?
France's Orange bemoans the lack of a digital single market in Europe but remains optimistic about the region's potential.
The launch of its first broadband satellite gives Australia's NBN something positive to focus on amid ongoing financing and technology problems.
Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
After five years of litigation over patents, Microsoft and Google say they will dismiss around 20 lawsuits and work together on certain patent matters.
More than half of organizations are still not not re-evaluating their information security even after high-visibility data breaches.
Up-and-coming companies are looking to help comms providers improve their networks, security and customer care.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets the go-ahead on 5G trials; Vodafone confirms Spanish job cuts; Netflix expands in southern Europe.
Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.