Shades of Ray | 7/22/2016 | 7 comments
The social media giant's solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to provide Internet access to remote locations, has taken to the skies – but why?
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016 | 1 comment
European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016 | 2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Shades of Ray | 7/13/2016 | 3 comments
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
Shades of Ray | 6/29/2016 | 14 comments
The UK's decision to quit the European Union has had global reverberations but it's hard to tell exactly how bad the aftershocks will be.
Shades of Ray | 6/10/2016 | 7 comments
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.
Shades of Ray | 6/8/2016 | 3 comments
The need for service provider collaboration on next-generation network security innovation is my key takeaway from a brief visit to the InfoSecurity show in London.
Shades of Ray | 5/20/2016 | 3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2016 | Post a comment
ADVA has further developed the virtual switch technology it brought on board with the acquisition of Overture and is ready to pitch it into commercial NFV environments following an independent evaluation of the technology.
Shades of Ray | 4/20/2016 | Post a comment
A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.
Shades of Ray | 4/13/2016 | Post a comment
Who deserves to be welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year? Let's take a look – and you can vote for your favorites.
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.
Shades of Ray | 3/24/2016 | 7 comments
The impending arrival of 5G will create a whole new generation gap.
Shades of Ray | 2/25/2016 | 6 comments
AT&T's John Donovan made it pretty clear this week that white box networking is going to play a massive role in the next-generation networks of telecom operators.
Shades of Ray | 2/22/2016 | 2 comments
Caffeine, the latest virtual acronym, the Extreme Submarine and Barcelona's most atmospheric photo opp all featured on the first morning of this year's MWC.
Shades of Ray | 2/19/2016 | Post a comment
Our latest independent test report has put Cisco's security systems through their paces.
Shades of Ray | 2/19/2016 | 18 comments
Welcome to the wonderful world of corporate branding.
Shades of Ray | 2/11/2016 | Post a comment
There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…
Shades of Ray | 1/28/2016 | 3 comments
Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?
Shades of Ray | 1/25/2016 | 5 comments
Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.
Shades of Ray | 1/19/2016 | Post a comment
The UK government's conclusion that there is no consensus over the need for FTTP has angered the altnet.
Shades of Ray | 1/14/2016 | 8 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has become part of Nokia, spelling the end for two of the giant brands of the legacy telecom era.
Shades of Ray | 1/11/2016 | 6 comments
Critical appointment for UK incumbent as it once again adds mobile to the mix and takes its first steps towards a virtualized cloud infrastructure.
Shades of Ray | 1/8/2016 | 3 comments
Microblogging giant is taking legal action to quash a fine imposed by Turkey's communications watchdog.
Shades of Ray | 12/24/2015 | 4 comments
Telefónica 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.
Shades of Ray | 12/14/2015 | 2 comments
You're not paranoid -- governments want your data.
Shades of Ray | 12/10/2015 | 1 comment
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.
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2015 | 2 comments
If this week's coverage of 'Ciscosson' left you digitally indigested, as if you'd swallowed a John Chambers-sized meatball, then here's a tasty roundup.
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2015 | 8 comments
If you work at a telco or a vendor that sells to traditional communications service providers, you need to watch this short video interview.
Shades of Ray | 11/9/2015 | 5 comments
Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
Shades of Ray | 11/6/2015 | Post a comment
The complete story of EANTC's independent test of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) is now available as a PDF download.
Shades of Ray | 10/22/2015 | 6 comments
I was at the front line of the SDN/NFV Cold War last week – it was noisy.
Shades of Ray | 10/22/2015 | 5 comments
The G.fast chip developer is hot property and looks ripe for acquisition – for me this is a 'no brainer' for Intel.
Shades of Ray | 10/13/2015 | 2 comments
In an independent test of its NFV infrastructure (NFVi) by respected European lab EANTC, Cisco's virtual switching and routing achieved the throughput and scalability for commercial deployment.
Shades of Ray | 10/9/2015 | 4 comments
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.
Shades of Ray | 10/6/2015 | Post a comment
Light Reading recently published an exclusive interview with Huawei's deputy chairman Eric Xu in English – now that interview is available in Chinese too.
Shades of Ray | 10/5/2015 | 2 comments
Shaygan Kheradpir left Juniper under a cloud (not THE cloud) but has reappeared as CEO of transport vendor Coriant.
Shades of Ray | 10/1/2015 | 4 comments
Some in the broadband industry expect Google to make a gigabit move in Europe – it would be a much-needed catalyst.
Shades of Ray | 9/17/2015 | 4 comments
How can network operators get a return in investment from gigabit broadband access network rollouts? Island state network operator JT has some answers.
Shades of Ray | 9/9/2015 | 4 comments
Get ready for some unwelcome internecine struggles that could set back telco cloud developments...
Shades of Ray | 8/28/2015 | 7 comments
Management shuffles and a strategic acquisition suggest upheaval in China's service provider sector.
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.
Shades of Ray | 8/27/2015 | 1 comment
A global relationship with Telefónica helps its international cause.
Shades of Ray | 8/20/2015 | 2 comments
The almost-forgotten optical broadband technology is alive and kicking in Spain, it seems.
Shades of Ray | 7/16/2015 | 2 comments
Munich will host a classic combination of broadband, business cases and beer during this year's Oktoberfest.
Shades of Ray | 6/23/2015 | 4 comments
UK operator is set to offer gigabit broadband services at the same price as DSL when its fiber-based service goes live in the fall.
Shades of Ray | 6/18/2015 | 2 comments
An exclusive and unique Light Reading survey shows that it's not just network operators that are transforming their businesses and strategies -- the vendors are also changing to meet the evolving needs of their core customer base.
Shades of Ray | 6/3/2015 | 3 comments
The telecom industry needs to rethink the meaning of 'five nines', says Ericsson CTO.
Shades of Ray | 5/29/2015 | 4 comments
Reports suggest Ericsson might respond to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia with a major deal of its own – but would that make sense?
Shades of Ray | 5/28/2015 | 4 comments
Now more than ever, the industry needs to come together to ask and answer the big questions facing the communications networking industry -- and that's going to happen at the upcoming Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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