Huawei estimates its 2015 revenues will increase by more than 35% year-on-year.
T-Mobile's Legere expects to score in the 600MHz auction -- he might be right.
We review the good, the bad and the ugly for women in the next-gen comms industry in 2015 as we look ahead to what's sure to be the best year yet for women in comms.
Editors are known as an incorrigible bunch. Our soft spot? Definitely animals.
Following the announcement of an investigation, Chang Xiaobing, the CEO of China's second largest telco, has resigned.
The January pilgrimage to CES is approaching once again.
HPE says it's still in the game at Telefonica, even as the Spanish carrier says it's looking to replace the IT vendor with a new lead systems integrator for its Unica virtualization progrm.
Startup says self-sustaining sensor system-on-a-chip will enable a true IoT world.
What I saw before, after and during conference and meetings in 2015.
Here's a look back at the highlights from the live events Light Reading held last year, including best keynote and best event.
ECI CTO Hayim Porat and Head of Marketing Andreas Hegers provide an overview of ECI's Elastic Network solutions.
And, it has achieved its first VoLTE exchange with Verizon in a limited region with plans to interoperate with more carriers going forward.
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges explains why analytics tools and big data strategies are going to play an increasingly important role as communications service providers transform their businesses.
Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
AT&T has purchased the rights to Carrier IQ's network monitoring software. Carrier IQ ally Nielsen is said to be involved. Carrier IQ no longer exists.
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown and Light Reading's Carol Wilson discuss the potential of mobile edge computing.
Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
When it comes to recruiting and promoting, Ericsson's HR VP says companies need to make sure they're not falling back on fight-or-flight habits like categorizing candidates.
The company's 15th, the new data center is located at the site of a former semiconductor plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
Telefonica has cancelled its systems integration and virtualization technology agreement with HPE and re-issued the tender as it seeks a new partner to help it execute its "Unica" virtualization strategy.
Telefonica has dumped Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its lead virtualization partner -- so who might step into HPE's shoes? Huawei and NEC look best placed of the equipment vendors but an independent integrator might be favored.
GaAs Labs and an unidentified rival are competing for Anadigics, which has been expanding into GaN ICs.
Vendor-independent testing is a very important task for the New IP Agency (NIA) to perform, with interoperability as stage 1 in the overall cycle, says Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg.
Don't be too distracted by certain carriers making premature promises of 5G today, says T-Mobile's CTO.
Alan Glynn, head of network engineering at Virgin Media Ireland, talks about the cable operator's plans for DOCSIS 3.1 trials in 2016.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia appeals euro 28 million antitrust fine; changes on Colt's top table; Christmas connectivity.
GCHQ, with help from the NSA, was able to exploit vulnerabilities in Juniper firewalls at least as far back as 2011.
Russia's biggest telco is touting the attractions of its just-launched OTT service over those of its web rivals.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comptel lands new deals; Jolla secures financing; Nokia brings LTE-A to Ooredoo.
In a moment of pre-holiday levity, Light Reading presents the best cat selfies (catsies!) of 2015. Meow.
Deal will reportedly be announced at CES in January.
Need to start your kettle boiling as soon as you open the door? Well now you can!
COTS platforms and white box switches are at the core of New IP networks, which service providers will use to deliver next-generation cloud and mobile services.
Video production facilities are among the last users of SDI, but a transition to Ethernet is coming, and Mellanox intends to take advantage.
Building on different tools including virtual functions, service providers are using the network itself as a security device.
Axel Clauberg, VP of Aggregation, Transport, IP & Fixed Access at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about the operator's ongoing migration to an all-IP network architecture and the introduction of SDN and NFV capabilities across multiple territories.
Masergy's Ray Watson talks to Carol Wilson about deploying software-based services early.
The first DOCSIS 3.1 modems are out in select Comcast markets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange still talking to Bouygues; Altice completes on Suddenlink acquisition; Deutsche Telekom migrates in Montenegro.
Rumors that Comcast wants to acquire UK broadcaster ITV appear to be false.
India's fourth-biggest mobile operator is in discussions to acquire Aircel.
RCom and RJio may have a big advantage over their rivals when it comes to the rollout of New IP technologies.
Cisco says it has found no evidence of tampering, but is digging deeper.
Arbor Networks' traffic visibility and DDoS mitigation solutions are deployed by nearly every Tier 1 and 2 ISP and Cloud Hosting provider in the world. Arbor's Talbot Hack discusses the increasing importance of traffic visibility with Light Reading's Steve Saunders.
AsiaInfo's Dr Andy Tiller finds he's not the only one with an axe to grind over Gartner's Magic Quadrant processes.
Encryption is not new to the telecom industry; however, encrypting at Layer 1, the lowest optical layer, is new and is causing a stir between those who feel it may interfere with public safety issues and those who feel it offers solutions for encryption issues.
Russia's biggest mobile operator joins an elite club of global service providers pioneering 5G technology.
HEVC Advance responds to major industry backlash.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera exits Nepal; Colt appoints new CTO; Vodafone trials narrowband for IoT; BT offers Netflix in Ultra HD.
Dell is seeking to raise funds by listing its loss-making SecureWorks business on Nasdaq.
Carolyn Raab, a VP for the SDN startup, shares thoughts on changing company cultures, practicing inclusive leadership and recruiting more women.
Network operators are dividing among hypercloud providers, their followers and companies that outsource their operations to the cloud.
Unknown hackers managed to insert illicit code directly into Juniper's ScreenOS, leaving Juniper Netscreen VPNs and firewalls completely vulnerable.
With 81% uptake of gigabit service, the town of Leverett, Mass. is a poster child for the Gigabit Cities movement.
Strength in software and services helped the handset maker report higher revenue and a narrower loss than analysts expected in the third quarter.
At Light Reading's Executive Summit in Dublin, Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt, talks about the importance of the NIA's NFV evaluation program.
African operator says Nigerian authorities did not have right to impose heavy fine.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS, VimpelCom extend LTE deal; EU data protection regulation voted through; crackpot crooner causes trouble for Magyar Telekom.
Light Reading's Steve Saunders quizzes Rick Costanzo, EVP and General Manager of SAP Telco Industry and HCP/Mobile Solutions, on how SAP is preparing for the brave new world of digital transformation.
David Cheriton, Arista co-founder and Arista's biggest stockholder, says another company he founded – OptumSoft – owns key software used by Arista in its high-performance networking equipment.
Code could allow attackers to gain administrative access and decrypt VPN connections.
STMicro plans to develop microcontrollers integrated with LoRaWAN technology, but doesn't have a target date for introducing them yet.
In this LRTV interview, Mediacom's Dan Templin discusses his company's rebranding efforts and moves into cloud-based, managed services.
A review of network security threats shows growth in attacks that use DDoS and other methods as smokescreens for data breaches and extortion.
At Light Reading's Executive Summit in Dublin, Cisco's senior director of Products & Solution Marketing, Sanjeev Mervana, talks about the impact of the recent independent evaluation of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (click here for the report).
Arris didn't quite make its original end-of-year deadline, but it looks like the company won't fall far short.
RJio is set to introduce 4G services in parts of India this month and remains confident that VoLTE will give it the edge over its rivals.
Announces new members, governance structure and technology details.
Brahmaputra version will allow network operators to begin testing virtual network functions (VNFs).
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes the train; Huawei makes hay on handsets; TalkTalk bolsters TV team.
Takeover designed to help Shaw provide 'mobile-first' product offerings to its customers.
But not really yet. Conversations are moving from hype to the practicalities of deployment, but there is work to be done on standards, business models and more.
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects cable's Ethernet success and examines the challenges operators face in the enterprise market.
After three-plus years in Chapter 11, LightSquared flies again.
Not a single company was interested in sweeping EZchip away from Mellanox. The failure was a rebuke to EZchip's largest investor, Raging Capital.
Operators in the Netherlands are transforming themselves into OTT players in their own right. Could other European operators follow suit?
Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan defends network security experts as being more able to properly assess the risk of change than top carrier management.
Partnership with ON.Lab produces commercially supported open source software to help with transforming central office sites into distributed data centers.
Roku's active user base continues to grow.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi makes itself comfortable at Telecom Italia; Huawei scores smart home deal in Belarus; Dixons Carphone has strong H1.
Carol Wilson and Sarah Thomas catch up on the latest Women in Comms updates as we prepare to launch as a non-profit in 2016 with our first batch of members.
Inside Thomson Reuters' global data network.
Fairchild's board of directors favors the $2.4 billion offer from ON Semiconductor over a subsequent offer of $2.46 billion from Chinese investors.
AT&T's new sync service shows just how long it can take to deploy services based on a 4G LTE IMS core.
Reducing complexity by pushing functionality to the cloud.
Chipmaker decides not to spin off its manufacturing business and says conditions look better in the current quarter than it had expected.
Netflix, Arris and others are encoding video in new, more intelligent ways.
LightSec leverages ECI's network expertise along with best-of-breed security components to provide the industry with one of the most comprehensive security solutions, which includes: network anomaly detection, big data analytics, strong authentication, DDoS protection, encryption protocols and firewalls, NAT, SCADA DPI and more.
SDN and NFV are enabling a wide range of smart city programs around the world, notes ONF executive director Dan Pitt.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC opts for Cisco's Virtualized Packet Core; T-Mobile goes in the Netherlands; AlcaLu signs vRAN deals.
Light Reading's CEO and founder Steve Saunders talks about the recent groundbreaking NFV interoperability evaluation with Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. The full test report is available now: Simply click on the following title, EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results .
Rivelo's abrupt resignation has to do with 'matters of personal conduct unrelated to the operations or financials of the company,' F5 says.
Managed security services can handle the complexity of network security, while giving enterprises information they need for strategic decisions.
Pertino uses SDN to deliver cloud-based network-as-a-service for enterprises and SMBs worldwide.
In part 1 of our interview with F5 Networks CTO Karl Triebes, we learn about how his company has transformed from a hardware-based load balancer to offering a suite of virtual products that enable access and security around applications.
Startup says several tier-1 operators have already tested its new virtual product offering.
EMC will go it alone.
India's 4G new entrant could have the edge over its incumbent rivals when it comes to rolling out NFV.
Coriant is taking on some well-established and very tough data center interconnect (DCI) rivals with a new product that boasts some standout features, notes Heavy Reading analyst.
Technicolor plans to combat industry giant Arris with Cisco's help and a lot of innovation in the areas of HDR and virtual reality.
You're not paranoid -- governments want your data.
Cecily Joseph, Symantec's chief diversity officer, says recruiting more women is a priority for the company as it spins off 40% of its business to focus only on security.
The software giant is enhancing the capabilities of its Skype for Business offering, portending "direct conflict" with carriers, according to one of its partners.
Small UK altnet could become a bigger threat to BT following a $136M takeover of KCOM.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Srbija to remain in state hands; Liquid starts new submarine job; Vivendi trash talks Telecom Italia; Proximus dismisses Orange rumors; STC bids for Viva.
Internet telephony and messaging player flags interest in working with African service providers as it looks to become a mobile entertainment ecosystem.
With the fresh re-branding of its commercial services unit as Spectrum, Charter looks to build up its managed services portfolio for midsized and larger companies.
Mozilla's great hopes for its Firefox OS in the affordable smartphone sector were dashed by Android's dominance, so now it's focused on IoT.
The need to ramp up spending on 4G networks poses risks for India's mobile operators.
Cable needs to overcome WiFi's limitations to help provide a high quality of experience for customers.
It's the battle of the press releases in gigabit announcements from AT&T and Google this week.
Ciena's stock sinks nearly 17% following its 2016 fiscal forecast but does that fairly reflect its performance?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: rugged phone maker gets new boss; Blue Label seeks 35% stake in South Africa's Cell C; Macron plays it laissez-faire on Orange/Bouygues deal.
It was a simple question with a simple answer...
EANTC Managing Director Carsten Rossenhovel talks about the unique multivendor NFV interoperability test report that has just been published on Light Reading.
Radio and other network specialists will need to pull together to ensure 5G works effectively, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown says.
If network security is going to be anything less than the joke it's becoming, it's important that as many people involved in network operations be well versed in the latest tools and techniques.
As an industry, security folks tend to play things close to the vest, but increasingly they need to be sharing information in the fight against a common enemy.
Cox Business is closing in on its 2016 revenue target while prepping new services for both smaller firms and enterprises.
Giving away 'Big Sur' AI hardware designs.
The TVOT conference in NYC showed just how far TV has come over the last decade.
Next-gen transformation strategies need to include analytics to succeed, says Heavy Reading senior analyst.
With the Phase 1 test completed and a report published, the New IP Agency (NIA) is prepping its Phase 2 NFV test with a focus on VNF management.
The Japanese telco is investing heavily in data center expansion to support growing demand for reliable services.
IBM distinguished engineer Rashik Parmar outlines the business model innovation opportunities arising from the cognitive services era and what role telcos can play in it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu turbocharges copper in Austria; European Commission rethinks digital content rules; Ericsson wins.
Operator claims Dutch incumbent delayed its launch of fixed-line offerings by three years.
Meet the New G: Same as The Old G?
Wall Street analyst Craig Moffett says cable business services may have to grow even faster to make up for video losses and likely broadband growth slowdown.
Verizon is ramping up its aggressive schedule for 5G technology deployments in the US.
Most enterprises today don't know where their most critical data is stored or how it moves through their networks, making controlling risks much harder.
Web giants are already waving goodbye to technologies that operators are only just introducing.
The multivendor NFV interoperability test report just published by Light Reading provides fantastic insights into NFV advances and challenges.
It's a 'reverse spin-off,' the company says.
A single online video subscriber can share credentials to support tens of thousands of concurrent users, all watching the same video services for free.
VMware's Shekar Ayyar talks to Steve Saunders about NFV and taking the lessons of IT into the Telecoms industry.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission poses questions on 3/O2 deal; Nokia and Allot combine for Swisscom; 3G for Gaza and West Bank.
Independent multivendor NFV interoperability test report hits the wires and is available, in full, to the whole industry.
At Mobile World Congress, Cisco CEO John Chambers told Light Reading that he believes 40% of his service provider customers will cease to exist within ten years. Since then, Light Reading asked comms vendors around the world one question: 'Will Tier 1 service providers survive?' Hasta la vista... baby.
German incumbent launches new IaaS offering based on Cisco platform and says PaaS and SaaS services are to follow.
A Heavy Reading survey of communications service providers, commissioned by Guavus, has found that proactive customer care is a leading use case for big data analytics systems.
Will turn to apps delivering media content instead.
Phil Meeks, EVP and COO of TWC Business Services, says mid-market, enterprise and carrier customers will generate over half of TWC's commercial revenues in 2016.
Google is looking at much bigger US cities for its next gigabit moves.
Manufacturing and production environments as well as critical infrastructure are being targeted by polymorphic attacks intended to embarrass.
Large data set transfers turn out to be a perfect application for SDN as operators seek fine-grained visibility and control over their traffic physical device behavior.
CEO Randall Stephenson spilled a bean: AT&T will have a mobile video service starting probably in January, but he didn't provide any details.
IBM adds to its cloud portfolio with the acquisition of Clearleap.
Africa's operators may have to overhaul their business models and networks.
A new "cable first" initiative has cablecos teaming up in the enterprise market, but challenges remain.
Sprint has RFPs out for 4G small cells and updated backhaul for its network upgrade efforts.
Juniper upgrades network automation features and improves performance of its MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers to help meet customers' New IP needs.
Virtuapedia is a new online resource to provide communications service providers with the information they need to navigate the virtualization revolution.
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders hears from Carl Russo, CEO and President of Calix, about how the AXOS platform changes the access infrastructure into a DevOps environment for service providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission wants a word with Qualcomm; Deutsche Telekom launches secure public cloud; connecting Africa.
Matching workloads or apps with their own security, provisioned alongside in a mixed-cloud environment, could make virtual networks safer.
SK Hynix is said to be in negotiations with an unidentified Japanese ally. TSMC, meanwhile, announced it intends to build a memory IC fab in Nanjing.
Verizon could be interested in Yahoo, but only if it's strategic.
Enterprises need to know what their specific risks are and therefore what they need to protect and the best way to do that, says Level 3's SVP of security.
Bad news for FiOS TV fans: The director of FiOS TV doesn't subscribe to traditional pay-TV services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC pulls rank on assessing 3/O2 in UK; ETNO boss calls for greater investment; Huawei helps Switzerland's Araxas.
Udaya Venkatagiri Kumar talks to Steve Saunders about Ericsson's solution to turn cloud technologies into business value for their operator customers.
Erica Lockheimer, LinkedIn's director of engineering growth and head of its Women in Tech initiative, shares how the social network is leveling the playing field for women.
ECI's LightApps increase network efficiency and facilitate a wide range of revenue generating services. They include a variety of applications which can be tailored to your needs. LightApps can run on the existing installed base and offer maximum portability and customization by using standard open APIs.
The DC metro region is getting its first gigabit broadband service with a new offering from Cox in Northern Virginia.
Look at Hong Kong for real 4G price wars, says Tarek Robbiati.
The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit hears arguments today on whether the FCC's Open Internet Order imposing net neutrality rules is legal.
Facebook Security Director Chris Bream talks up the open and collaborative advantages of the company's ThreatExchange platform at Light Reading's Security event in NYC.
The Big Two of telecom no longer loom as the major competitive threats, say some cable execs, because they are more focused on wireless.
Equipment maker may be looking to position itself for a future upgrade of the UK's TETRA network.
Comcast brings notifications to X1 TVs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia helps set up SDN non-profit; SON specialist raises $25.4 million; Altice closes in on news channel.
Dell's Wenjing Chu discusses the progress and long-term goals of OPNFV at Light Reading's White Box Strategies for CSPs event.
WiC survey respondents suggest that the best way to recruit more female talent into the next-gen comms industry is to encourage young girls to study STEM.
The company is reportedly looking into licensing premium film and TV content to bolster its new Red streaming video service.
Jonathan King rejoins former Joyent colleague Jason Hoffman and becomes part of core strategy team of Swedish vendor's cloud operation.
The ONOS open source community is crankin' it, unveiling its fifth SDN operating system release in the past 12 months.
The distributed, diverse and resilient architecture of botnets is actually a good approach for security in the virtualized world.
At the Credit Suisse Conference, Intel's CEO explained that good things will come to a company that can provide the common technology in an ecosystem that includes data centers and connected devices.
Financial analyst Craig Moffett says there's reason to believe the Altice deal to acquire Cablevision may not pass muster with state and local officials.
Voice platform vendor has been in an acquisitive mood – and it could get forced into a shotgun wedding if activist investor Elliott Management gets its way.
Japan's SoftBank may be interested in buying Yahoo's Internet business.
Latest software release includes Docker support based on open source project, multi-site policy and simplified service chaining.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli operators face class action on calling cards; Orange appoints 'CEO Delegates'; Ofcom delays spectrum auction.
The best sales opportunity for security as a service is in the SMB market.
The top seven cable companies are meeting in Philadelphia this week as part of a collaborative effort to attack the national enterprise services market.
Carrier billing gives wireless operators new revenue opportunities in the wake of Europe's abolition of roaming charges and the rise of mobile data consumption.
Investments should help the German incumbent to gain service agility and reduce spending in the long run.
HPE has unveiled the first in a new series of IoT products that move intelligence to the edge of the network.
Bhaskar Gorti, Alcatel-Lucent's president of IP platforms and soon-to-be Nokia leader, says there isn't a business case in moving from physical to virtual; it all hangs in operations.
Operator has launched its gigabit service in Ireland and is expanding its FTTH rollout in Portugal.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Zain get virtual; Vodafone's new boss in Qatar; tools launched for greener data centers.
If, as expected, cable video subscriber numbers decline further, and broadband growth slows, cable will have to shift the burden of industry profits to the business services sector.
Top cloud execs Jared Wray and Jonathan King depart on the same day, leading to speculation the carrier is pulling back, which it denies.
Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor hardware but has the DNA of a web-scale company.
Big telecom is fighting back, but there's still reason to believe the cable industry courtship of small businesses will continue to win hearts.
Having announced a major spending plan at home, India's biggest operator may be forced to consider its future in Africa.
New version of its Ensemble virtualization platform makes networking of end points easier and creates pay-as-you-go pricing options for software.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange denies Telecom Italia tie-up; Telefonica chooses "Onlife"; Monitise woes continue.
Allot's Jay Klein talks to Steve Saunders about its new Service Gateway Virtual Edition.