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Big 5G Event Keynote: Fireside Chat – Andrew Dugan, CenturyLink
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan shares his views on 5G transport technology at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
Verizon's Wellbrock: RAN Is Fancy Radio That Rides on Fiber
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone.
5G Potential Is All in the Timing
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5/10/2019  |  Post a comment
The move to 5G will also disrupt carriers' timing systems as 5G's timing and clock synchronization requirements are much more strict.
Why CenturyLink's Network Suffered a Christmas Hangover
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2019  |  19 comments
A 'bonkers' network management card had too much eggnog and caused a wave of service outages, including 9-1-1 service, in several states for several days during the last week of 2018.
Ciena Signals Steady Growth & Smooth Sailing Ahead
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
The optical networking specialist is benefiting from 5G buildouts and webscale traffic monsters, and doing what it can to avoid sitting on a lead.
Cisco Renews Service Provider Focus at Partner Summit 2018
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11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mitch Wagner filed this report from Las Vegas, where he spoke to enterprise partners, telco CTOs and Cisco executives about the emergence of IoT, AI and 5G – and how those technologies are reshaping networking.
Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
The New Infinera Is Already on Edge
The Philter  | 
10/1/2018  |  1 comment
Infinera closed its acquisition of Coriant today, creating one of the world's largest optical networking providers with 600 customers around the world. But talk of a major account challenge mounted by Ciena sent the company's stock tumbling more than 15%.
Ericsson Links 5G Hands With Juniper & ECI, Snubs Cisco & Ciena
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9/5/2018  |  1 comment
Swedish equipment vendor prefers the alternatives to a couple of long-standing partners in a 5G setting, and adds new features to its '5G-ready' baseband platform.
Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy
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7/23/2018  |  10 comments
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
Capex Growth Will Double for Internet Content Providers
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
OTT and cloud companies will grow their capex by 100% over the next five years, according to Ovum. That will have them soon spending more on infrastructure than fixed-line telcos.
Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/14/2018  |  4 comments
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Verizon's Sensity Buy Brightens IoT Strategy
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9/12/2016  |  2 comments
Smart cities platform player builds networking expertise into LED lighting fixtures to enable municipalities to create connections.
US Ignite Sets Stage for Smart Cities
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  34 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Pics: BCE Crowds Mob New IP Agency Live Interoperability Demos
Slide Shows  | 
5/31/2016  |  1 comment
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV Interoperability Demos, which drew standing room only crowds to the busy exhibition floor.
Eurobites: Vodafone Livid as German Regulator Approves DT's Vectoring Plans
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4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange appoints healthcare services chief; M&A in the UK's managed services sector; Spanish FTTH lines top 3.4 million; Ciena lands utility network deal in Germany.
Eurobites: 15,000 Telecom Italia Jobs at Risk
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4/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hails wireless backhaul breakthrough; Hutchison offers more concessions on O2 deal; Safaricom strikes broadband deal with Kenya Power.
IoT's Year Zero
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/30/2016  |  6 comments
Mobile World Congress served to underline how 2016 will be a pivotal year for the Internet of Things.
Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time
Shades of Ray  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.
Leading Lights Deadline Looms
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3/21/2016  |  2 comments
Hurry up folks -- you've got only days to hit the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards.
MEF Redefining Its Role
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3/17/2016  |  5 comments
Latest initiatives include moving out of Layer 2 comfort zone, promising to tie together orchestration efforts and playing nice with open source.
Verizon Bags XO for $1.8B
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2016  |  11 comments
Acquisition immediately bulks up Verizon's fiber optic footprint both nationally and in major metro markets and will help densify its wireless network.
Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
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2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!
EE: Building a Better Mobile Broadband Brand
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.
Why Cities Matter Most
Rewired  | 
1/11/2016  |  9 comments
Shifting populations, nimbler political structures and a focus on getting things done makes the globe's cities the place to focus.
Eurobites: EE Lands Emergency Services Deal
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12/10/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu turbocharges copper in Austria; European Commission rethinks digital content rules; Ericsson wins.
Motorola Pays $1.2B for UK Public-Safety Operator
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12/4/2015  |  1 comment
Equipment maker may be looking to position itself for a future upgrade of the UK's TETRA network.
Verizon First With QoS for IoT
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9/23/2015  |  15 comments
New Verizon Private Network Management Service for 4G LTE access guarantees how mission-critical apps will work in congestion.
Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
DOS Attack  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.
Why OT Is HOT for Telecom Vendors
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
With vendors needing to diversify, the utility sector's immediate challenges with their operational technology (OT) frameworks offer a great opportunity to win new business.
Eurobites: Amazon Drones Could Launch First in UK
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2015  |  28 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Zegona buys Telecable; PT Inovação lands role in multiple 5G projects; Zen Internet joins BT G.fast trials; Virgin Media plans WiFi rollout; NEC lands critical infrastructure job in Kuwait; Ooredoo nabs ISP license in Maldives; Metrological launches software tools for pay-TV providers.
A Critical Time for Critical Infrastructure
DOS Attack  | 
8/13/2015  |  3 comments
Growing security threats are set to drive critical infrastructure operators to new investment and upgrades of their internal networks.
SCTE Sets 1st Cable Energy Standards
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7/30/2015  |  1 comment
Cable tech group issues initial set of four standards to measure power consumption in the access network, core and edge facilities and network equipment.
Ericsson's Tech for Good Could Be US-Bound
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7/29/2015  |  2 comments
The vendor's program to connect schools is bringing broadband to 22 countries, and the woman in charge says it could make its way to the US next.
Verizon Converts Energy to a Managed Service
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  3 comments
Carrier launches a smart grid-as-a-service platform for utilities looking to outsource their network modernization efforts.
CyrusOne Sticks With BTI for DCI
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7/27/2015  |  1 comment
As CyrusOne expands, the colocation provider has chosen BTI a second time for further deployment over a growing roster of DCI competitors.
Zayo's IaaS Enhances 'Triple Threat' Status
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7/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Zayo's infrastructure-as-a-service offering shows its ability to leverage its M&A moves into new services.
CEO Chat With Dror Bin, RAD
Between the CEOs  | 
6/19/2015  |  Post a comment
RAD Data CEO Dror Bin talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the communications networking industry and how RAD Data has evolved to meet the market's new demands.
Why 5G Is a Different Beast
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2014  |  16 comments
What's being referred to as 5G is not just faster mobile broadband but a new way of thinking about connectivity and air interfaces.

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