The Philter | 11/12/2019 | 1 comment
Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser interview Juniper CEO Rami Rahim about his thoughts on 400G, where AI will matter in the enterprise and what it will mean for service providers.
The Philter | 11/1/2019 | Post a comment
What did our analyst colleagues and fellow editors think of all the big booths, meetings and crowded corridors?
The Philter | 10/31/2019 | Post a comment
Videophone zombies. Disappearing phones. Moaning mobile services. Glass that makes your skin crawl. Don't be afraid. It's the Light Reading Podcast Halloween Special!
The Philter | 10/25/2019 | Post a comment
'This is the next big technology transformation in the communications world and I think it's going to completely upend some companies' business models.'
The Philter | 10/21/2019 | Post a comment
Smart cities are taking shape in small ways, as the technology develops and makes its way to market. Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis discusses some of the newer tech he's seeing, where it might be used and privacy concerns that come up.
The Philter | 10/3/2019 | Post a comment
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
The Philter | 10/1/2019 | 7 comments
States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.
The Philter | 10/1/2019 | Post a comment
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.
The Philter | 9/30/2019 | Post a comment
The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?
The Philter | 9/24/2019 | Post a comment
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.
The Philter | 8/26/2019 | Post a comment
Our series on the state of the SD-WAN market continues with a discussion on what's holding back some companies in the space and how standards and new technologies are advancing the cause of SD-WAN.
The Philter | 8/22/2019 | Post a comment
Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.
The Philter | 8/16/2019 | 1 comment
It's going to take some televisionary moves for pay-TV providers and big studio owners like AT&T to sort out what consumers want, how to package it and what to call it.
The Philter | 8/13/2019 | 1 comment
Machine learning is primed to help service providers run more efficient and effective networks, but first the good ideas have to make their way from the lab to the real world – and that's a big challenge, according to the University of Chicago's Nick Feamster.
The Philter | 8/8/2019 | Post a comment
Light Reading's editors discuss Dish Network, its pioneering past, a few hilarious missteps and why the company seems just as likely as anyone to be the next big player in 5G networks.
The Philter | 7/30/2019 | 15 comments
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.
The Philter | 7/29/2019 | 14 comments
The pay-TV feature set has finally met its match and, even if you don't cut the cord for budget reasons, you should give some other options a try.
The Philter | 7/24/2019 | 1 comment
AT&T once pushed its U-verse products really hard, then backed away. It did the same with DirecTV. Will HBO or AT&T Fiber be any different?
The Philter | 7/22/2019 | Post a comment
The US has given mixed signals with regards to Huawei and the US-China trade war in general, policy experts say. Huawei, meanwhile, said it would favor any trade deal that gets the US talking again.
The Philter | 7/18/2019 | Post a comment
This mini episode of the Light Reading podcast features Ray Le Maistre and Dario Talmesio discussing the big trends shaping the 5G market worldwide, now that so many major operators have launched 5G services.
The Philter | 7/9/2019 | Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.
The Philter | 6/28/2019 | Post a comment
Business disruption, telco transformation and big-league bowling. Crack open a cold one and listen to our podcast chat with former CenturyLink explainer-of-things Bill Walker.
The Philter | 6/25/2019 | Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
The Philter | 6/14/2019 | 1 comment
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
The Philter | 6/14/2019 | 2 comments
The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.
The Philter | 6/13/2019 | Post a comment
Light Reading's Mike Dano weighs in on how the major carriers are stacking up with the way they're handling pricing for 5G service (if you can find it).
The Philter | 6/10/2019 | Post a comment
Kelsey Ziser joins the podcast to discuss some of her recent work in the Women in Comms content series. We also have a quick curator's catch-up on all things related to the 5G Exchange.
The Philter | 6/4/2019 | Post a comment
In addition to big, expensive Macs and multiple OS updates, Apple's WWDC featured a Homekit improvement to make smart homes more secure and several tweaks to ease consumer worries about how it deals with their data.
The Philter | 5/29/2019 | 1 comment
Does Huawei's past misdeeds around trade secrets and allegations of the company sidestepping sanctions mean that the Chinese vendor is also a vessel for Chinese spying and cyber attacks on US networks?
The Philter | 5/23/2019 | 2 comments
What's better than a Memorial Day weekend mattress sale? A new bill offers interest-free loans from the Treasury to help carriers with fewer than 6 million customers replace Huawei kit.
The Philter | 5/23/2019 | Post a comment
In this podcast, find out what other Chinese vendors might emerge and profit from Huawei's troubles with the US. Also, Ovum's Daniel Gleeson talks about the device-related concerns service providers have when they go to launch 5G networks.
The Philter | 5/22/2019 | Post a comment
In this podcast, Disney takes full control of Hulu and that could pose a bigger threat to traditional pay-TV providers. Also, nearly every single mobile network operator has a different angle on providing video services to consumers.
The Philter | 5/20/2019 | Post a comment
A couple of years removed from its $6B deal to buy Cavium, Marvell suddenly agrees to buy two companies so far this month. There's still 11 days left in May, folks.
The Philter | 5/15/2019 | 5 comments
A new executive order from President Trump allows the US to ban telecom gear from China and anywhere else it wants.
The Philter | 5/4/2019 | Post a comment
Several privately held companies including Versa Networks, CUJO AI, Synamedia and Pluribus Networks have grown their businesses and set themselves up for success in the last 12 months.
The Philter | 5/3/2019 | Post a comment
Oracle, Momentum Telecom and Lumentum all made interesting, well-timed acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and other deals in the past 12 months.
The Philter | 4/30/2019 | Post a comment
Nokia, Senet, Sprint & Ericsson and Wind River all stood out as having compelling IoT strategies and approaches to a growing, lucrative market.
The Philter | 4/28/2019 | Post a comment
Fortinet, ZTE, CUJO AI and Colt all had standout entries for most innovative security strategy in this year's Leading Lights contest.
The Philter | 4/25/2019 | Post a comment
Jeff Baumgartner catches us up on the Omniverse saga and Mike Dano looks at what might happen if the Sprint and T-Mobile merger is blocked.
The Philter | 4/23/2019 | 1 comment
Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business and Vonage all had stand-out cloud service offerings for business customers in the past 12 months.
The Philter | 4/16/2019 | 1 comment
A few Trump hotel stays might not have been enough to help the UnCarrier, according to The Wall Street Journal. T-Mobile's boss puts down the story but offers no details.
The Philter | 3/29/2019 | Post a comment
Forget Apple. There's no wilder story in the world of pay-TV than the controversy surrounding Omniverse One World Television. In this podcast, we discuss how the company turned up on the cable industry's radar, scrapped with content owners and has what it said is a 100-year contract to distribute pay-TV channels.
The Philter | 3/27/2019 | 2 comments
The launch of Apple TV+ assumes great broadband service, and that buzz may help savvy service providers connect with new customers.
The Philter | 3/22/2019 | 3 comments
In this podcast, Light Reading's Alan Breznick interviews US Ignite's Mari Silbey. Silbey, a former Light Reading editor, talks about bringing local governments and tech companies together to share smart city plans, infrastructure needs and new applications.
The Philter | 2/14/2019 | Post a comment
The recently reported deal with Mirantis is another step in AT&T's network evolution as the company continues to carry the flag for open source and a software-defined 5G network.
The Philter | 2/7/2019 | Post a comment
T-Mobile is giving its customers a free taco every week. Should it also give them a roll of toilet paper? Also, and completely unrelated, what if Huawei does invent a must-have device for 5G networks and we can't buy it in the US?
The Philter | 1/31/2019 | Post a comment
The world of pay-TV is an unholy mess, and no one is better at keeping up with the players, plans and problems than Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner. In this podcast, Jeff joins Phil Harvey for a chat about how cable providers are using mobile, why adding Netflix to your set-top isn't a bad idea and what kind of subscribers aren't worth chasing.
The Philter | 1/28/2019 | Post a comment
Verizon Media cuts jobs and leans on the 23-year-old Yahoo brand as the most stable thing in its portfolio. What's next as 5G networks start covering the US? VM is mum about its 'plans for growth and innovation.'
The Philter | 1/16/2019 | 1 comment
There was a lot to see in Las Vegas last week, but was there anything said that we had never heard before? Phil Harvey and Mike Dano discuss the week's activities and parse each major carrier's 5G progress following CES 2019.
The Philter | 1/9/2019 | Post a comment
Apple isn't selling as many iPhones as it previously expected, but is that a reason to think the company is in big trouble?
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