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GSMA Catches Flack for MWC Babygate
Que Sera Sarah | 2/29/2016

Should trade shows be accommodating of parents with infants? The GSMA is grappling with that question after one mom was denied entrance to MWC with her breastfed newborn.

Video: Frontier's Final Frontier
News Analysis | 2/29/2016

Frontier CEO targets video as big expansion area for telco as it seeks to diversify its service offerings and fuel new customer growth.

Are Smartphones the New TV OS?
MariNation | 2/29/2016

A new way to view the living room TV wars.

Aria Raises $50M, Tunes In to IoT Business Models
News Analysis | 2/29/2016

Aria believes its billing platform can help service providers and enterprises turn IoT traffic into revenues and a group of investors believe it can too.

CEO Chat With ZTE's Jane Chen
Between the CEOs | 2/29/2016

Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders met up with ZTE's Jane Chen to talk about 5G, advanced cloud – and being a woman in comms.

Orange Sours on Cost Benefits of NFV
News Analysis | 2/29/2016

French incumbent says SDN and NFV technologies will need to demonstrate new business use cases if they are to flourish.

Eurobites: US Buffs Up Data 'Privacy Shield'
News Analysis | 2/29/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: former Belgacom CEO dies; Telefonica procures in partnership with China Unicom; UK government bashed again on broadband speeds.

Are You My Mentor?
Mentor Monday | 2/29/2016

Cisco consultant Neelam Ghuiliani shares her thoughts on why having and being a mentor is so important for women in the comms industry at any point in their careers.

China Mobile Shifts to Global Stage
News Analysis | 2/29/2016

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator, is looking outside its domestic borders.

Gigabites: Google Fiber Seeks Custom Fit
News Analysis | 2/26/2016

City by city, Google Fiber is experimenting with different approaches for launching gigabit service.

Bargain Botnets Fuel Level 3's Expansion
News Analysis | 2/26/2016

New DDoS scrubbing center in Sao Paolo will handle growth in Latin America cyber-attacks fueled by ease of doing criminal business on the web.

TV Everywhere Picking Up Steam
News Analysis | 2/26/2016

In the latest Adobe Digital Index study, TVE usage climbs more than 20% in Q4 on a year-over-year basis, but US household penetration rate remains low at 17.4%.

WiCipedia: Lessons Learned From DC to Dubai
Que Sera Sarah | 2/26/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: DC is the best US city for women in tech, while Nashville is the best for female entrepreneurs; lessons from Dubai; and more.

Eurobites: Telefónica's Profits Surge in 2015
News Analysis | 2/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA roundup: TeliaSonera set to sell Yoigo unit; Huawei collaborates on NB-IoT, cybersecurity; Proximus makes progress.

The Impact of Virtual Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/26/2016

Growing demand for virtual reality (VR) products and applications will present some attractive opportunities for communications service providers, but CSPs need to understand their potential role in the emerging VR sector to avoid chasing the wrong options.

Component Vendors Push NFV, SDN at MWC
News Analysis | 2/26/2016

Mellanox, Marvell and Applied Micro Circuits all used MWC as a platform to burnish their SDN/NFV bona fides with new products and new relationships.

Foxconn Set to Buy Sharp. Maybe.
News Analysis | 2/25/2016

Foxconn announced it was going to buy Sharp, and then said it isn't going to do it yet.

Is Cablevision Turning Its Ship Around?
News Analysis | 2/25/2016

Fifth-largest US MSO adds overall customers for first time in seven years, but video sub losses continue and margins slip in fourth quarter.

Telecom Needs New Net Neutrality Story
Rewired | 2/25/2016

Virtualization is critical to telecom's future but it could open up a new can of net neutrality worms – the time to talk about that is now.

White Box Is the 'Big Prize' – AT&T's Donovan
Shades of Ray | 2/25/2016

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.

DT's Jan van Damme Flexes Quads
News Analysis | 2/25/2016

Telekom Deutschland's boss oozes confidence about the German operator's recent moves in fixed-mobile convergence.

Eurobites: BT Avoids Openreach Split
News Analysis | 2/25/2016

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom's earnings up; ADVA's revenues rise; MTN drops Nigerian lawsuit; Cisco's Russian SON.

Small Cells: The Next Sure Thing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/25/2016

Small cells have gone from 'next big thing' to 'over-hyped' and back again... but now it looks like 2016 will finally be the Year of the Small Cell.

Nicira Founder Casado Leaves VMware
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Martin Casado, the man who co-founded SDN startup Nicira, is now leaving VMware, the company that paid $1.26 billion for his firm, to become a venture capitalist.

AT&T Targets MDUs for GigaPower
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

AT&T bags new deal with a major real estate developer to offer gigabit service to another 1,800 high-end apartments in five large US markets.

Casa Goes to the (Wireless) Edge
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Delving deeper into the wireless space, Casa Systems unveils two new edge products to help mobile providers deliver better service to customers and deploy small cells.

Tech CEOs: Gender Diversity Not Top Priority
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Most see adding a specific skill set as more important than gender when filling board positions, according to a new survey.

NFV Key to 5G Business Case, Says TeliaSonera
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Swedish telecom incumbent emphasizes the importance of virtualization to the 5G business case.

T-Mobile to Test 5G With Nokia, Ericsson
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Planning 28GHz trials in the US in 2H16.

Perseus Builds 75,000-Mile Global SDN Network
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Perseus tapped Plexxi software-programmable switches to provide agility, rapid service deployment, minimal security and reduced cost on a network spanning four continents in two hemispheres.

Eurobites: Telefónica & Intel Team Up for 5G
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Telefonica's IP core; European giants in startups push; Ericsson gets public safety gig in UK.

NFV Startup on Cusp of Major CSP Contract
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Core Network Dynamics is confident of securing a deal with an operator covering about 80 million customers.

EMC Enters Comms Market With NFV Platform
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

It'll face tough going as a late entry to a crowded field.

Exclusive: Video Interview With Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016

In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.

Spotify Presses Play on Google Cloud
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Cloud is finally ready, says Spotify VP engineering/infrastructure Nicholas Harteau.

Achieving True Cloud Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/23/2016

What can business customers actually expect to see in terms of new cloud services from NFV and SDN implementations?

CEO Chat With AT&T's John Donovan
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016

John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.

OPEN-O Focused on Orchestrating SDN & NFV
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

New open source group launches under Linux Foundation, driven by Chinese operators and focused on unified approach to orchestration.

Net Neutrality Rules Threaten 5G, NFV – Telenor
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Norwegian incumbent is building a services strategy around two possible scenarios given its regulatory concerns.

DartPoints' Micro Data Centers Use ADVA NFV
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

New deployments will enable data centers at the edge of the network to become flexible delivery points for a range of services.

Ericsson CEO on Amazon, Google Partnerships
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the Swedish vendor's relationships with Amazon and Google and gives an update on the partnership with Cisco.

MWC 2016: Cisco CEO on the Economy & Encryption
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Cisco's new CEO grapples with the big issues at MWC.

Eurobites: EU Gets Serious on 5G
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU revives Google ads probe; du and Huawei claim 'T-SDN' first; Deutsche Telekom makes Korean connection.

5G to Underpin the 'Industrial Internet'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/23/2016

5G will extend operators' business activities beyond standard mobile broadband and communications services, to encompass industrial control services.

Enhancing the VoLTE Business Case
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/23/2016

The next challenge for VoLTE is to extend the business case beyond simple voice to something with better revenue and profitability potential.

NBN Preps for HFC Network Launch
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator reveals trial results and plans to launch DOCSIS 3.0 service commercially in June, followed by DOCSIS 3.1 service in 2017.

Telefónica Chooses Ericsson as Its New Virtualization Kingpin
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Swedish vendor now in the hotseat for Telefonica's Unica project.

Russia's MTS Knocks 5G as 'Vendor Game'
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Russia's biggest mobile operator says rules and business practices will need firming up before 5G can fly.

Affirmed Gets on the Virtual Road With Vodafone
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

vEPC startup to watch scores possibly its most important win yet.

Ciao Bella Radio! Telecom Italia Tests Altiostar
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Well-funded Altiostar scores major endorsement, but eyes Ericsson split-radio architecture.

Fast Broadband Must Also Be Good Broadband
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/22/2016

Just as in the video space, service providers must ensure that ultra broadband customers enjoy superior user experiences to stand out in the market.

Google to Weave Fiber to Huntsville, Ala.
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Though Google usually builds its own network, in this case it will sue city-built fiber network to carry data. The network is also open to other providers.

Arris Starts Cutting Heads
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Less than two months after closing its big Pace purchase, Arris is laying off 10% of its workers as it struggles with drooping sales and unfavorable exchange rates.

Investors Question Yahoo's Spinoff Intentions
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Almost everybody involved in Yahoo -- the board, the CEO, and many investors -- has hired consultants to fend each other off.

IBM, Apple Tie-Up Moving Into Cloud
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

IBM says business-apps partnership with Apple is leading to a range of benefits for enterprise customers.

Facebook TIPs Telcos Towards Open Source Networks
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Intel and Nokia will contribute reference designs around access, backhaul and core, and management for operators such as Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom to deploy.

Vodafone CEO: Europe Needs Uniform 5G Rules
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Vittorio Colao says 5G 'will not work' in Europe without action on the standardization and regulatory fronts.

NFV Drives Operators Toward Digital Operations
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/22/2016

A recent survey confirms a strong link between service providers' interest in digital operations and network functions virtualization (NFV).

DT Plots Pan-Net, 'Answers' B2B OTT Threat
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

German incumbent takes big step forward on its rollout of a pan-European network and launches alliance to address OTT challenge in the business communications sector.

Let Business Reality Trump ICT Fantasies
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/22/2016

We should be careful not to let our visions of the future Industrial Internet of Smart Things (or whatever) get too far ahead of our infrastructure reality.

MWC Day 1 Diary: The Extreme Submarine & a Caffeine Hit
Shades of Ray | 2/22/2016

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.

Verizon Bags XO for $1.8B
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Acquisition immediately bulks up Verizon's fiber optic footprint both nationally and in major metro markets and will help densify its wireless network.

AT&T to Test 4G Specs for Unwiring IoT
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

AT&T will test NB-IoT and LTE-M 'within 12 months,' the company's SVP of IoT says.

OpenDaylight Debuts 'Beryllium' Reality-Based SDN
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

The fourth major release of the open source SDN controller focuses on high availability, stability, scale and performance.

Eurobites: Orange, Google Join Forces in Africa, ME
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky falls in on BT's copper-sweating strategy; MasterCard to launch 'selfie pay'; Powa in administration.

SAP CIO Streamlines Internal Diversity
Mentor Monday | 2/22/2016

Ingrid-Helen Arnold, SAP's CIO and chief process offer, shares how she's using technology and internal processes to increase diversity at the global company.

Telstra Sets Path to 5G Through 4G Upgrade
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Telstra has set out its plans for both revamping 4G and developing 5G.

Cox Snuffs Out 'Flare' OTT Services
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Cox kills myFlare, FlarePlay and FlareKids OTT services.

Ericsson, Amazon Web Services Get Jiggy
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Swedish vendor forms global alliance with cloud services giant, teams with Quanta to scale up its cloud hardware platform development and joins the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Cisco Struts Virtual Mobile, 5G & Ericsson Partnership at MWC
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

The networking giant plans a volume of announcements at Mobile World Congress that would strain the carrying capacity of a battlecruiser.

Saudi Telecom Pins NFV Future on OpenStack
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

The Saudi Arabian incumbent is rolling out public cloud services based on OpenStack through a partnership with Mirantis.

OSM Demos First Steps to Open Source MANO
News Analysis | 2/21/2016

Demonstration will show multivendor VIM and NFVi usage in delivering commercial VNFs in a model-driven approach.

Nokia Snaps Up Nakina
News Analysis | 2/21/2016

Nokia is acquiring experienced telecom software specialist Nakina Systems to bolster its network security story.

Drones a Growing Threat to Network Security
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

There are already drones on the market that can find unsecured networks, and it's easy to set up an unauthorized WiFi access point nearly anywhere.

Gigabites: Altice Goes Gigabit in the USA
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

While Altice is known for cost-cutting, the French operator has promised to follow through on planned gigabit service rollouts in the Suddenlink footprint it recently acquired.

Putting Virtualized Security to the Test
Shades of Ray | 2/19/2016

Our latest independent test report has put Cisco's security systems through their paces.

WiCipedia: From Virtual Reality to Virtually No Black Women
Que Sera Sarah | 2/19/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: virtual solutions to real hiring problems; the dearth of black female startup founders; the top tech companies for women; and more.

Arris Nabs 4 Out of 5 Comcast D3.1 Markets
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

The Arris E6000 CCAP platform will power four out of five of Comcast's first DOCSIS 3.1 markets.

Triggering an Industrie 4.0 Revolution
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is working to address the concerns of German enterprises about investing in Industrie 4.0 technologies.

SDN & NFV: Advancing the Network to 2020
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/19/2016

SDN and NFV are shaping up to drive major transformations in how telecom operators build and manage their networks by 2020.

Eurobites: 'Uzbekgate' Costs VimpelCom $795M
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN shares plummet on results warning; 3 looks to block mobile ads; new wearables spec wins widespread support.

HPE Lands NFV, PCRF Deals
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

Swisscom is deploying NFV for vCPE, while Telecom Personal in Argentina is using HPE's policy and subscriber management capabilities.

Your Company's Called What?
Shades of Ray | 2/19/2016

Welcome to the wonderful world of corporate branding.

Relax! We've Hit the Peak of Western Civilization Already
Jonestown | 2/19/2016

Don't believe it? Well click on here and don't ever question me again.

Juniper & Affirmed Target Virtual Core
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

Juniper and Affirmed are down with vEPC.

Arista Writing Alternative EOS – Just in Case
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The alternative version of Arista's flagship operating system would be deployed if Arista loses its intellectual property lawsuit with Cisco, which Arista has no intention of doing.

Arista: Cloud Drove 'Spectacular' Year
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Arista's revenue and earnings were lifted up by demand for cloud from enterprise and hypercloud networks.

Let's Split! Ericsson's New Adventures in Radio
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Ericsson to talk up split radio architecture at MWC.

Dish Mutating Into a Broadband Company
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The company signed up 2.7 million new accounts in the quarter, primarily subscribers to Sling TV, which represents a significant shift for the satellite broadcaster.

DT's Pan-Net Plans Need a Pick-Me-Up
Morris Lore | 2/18/2016

Deutsche Telekom is expected to provide an update on its pan-net strategy at MWC. It needs to be good.

'Unlock the Box' Vote Is Just the Beginning
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The FCC voted along party lines to pass Chairman Tom Wheeler's Unlock the Box proposal.

MWC's Millions: Hot-for-Profit in Barcelona
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The giant Mobile World Congress show is a real money-spinner for the GSMA, generating tens of millions in profits.

Is Video Going Viral, or What?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/18/2016

Forget about TV Everywhere; Video Everywhere is about a lot more than streaming entertainment programming to portable video devices.

Valley Startup Luminate Adds Google, Qualcomm to Investor List
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Mobile cloud startup Luminate Wireless adds Google, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard Ventures and others to its list of investors.

Eurobites: Nokia Burnishes Cloud Credentials
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mo' better MU-MIMO 5G; think-tank weighs into BT/Openreach debate; new GPON kit.

Verizon Taps Viptela to Beef Up SD-WANs
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

New partnership, which is exclusive in the US, goes beyond flexible bandwidth to add centralized management, new features and cloud integration.

The Culture of Digital Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/18/2016

Customer-first operations is as much about culture as technology.

HKBN Snaps Up Rival New World Telephone for $84M
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

HKBN has added some enterprise muscle with the takeover of New World Telephone.

ADVA's Ensemble Is All About the Revenue
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

New unit emphasizing how NFV technology can be deployed today to generate new revenues and create new business opportunities.

Before the FCC Vote: Set-Top Fight Redux
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Sometimes a set-top isn't just a set-top.

Huawei Adds Chinese Five Spice to Digital Recipe
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The Chinese equipment vendor has a full menu of digital offerings, but can it address lingering concern about openness and interoperability?

Tencent Ups SDN Ante, Joins OpenDaylight
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The Chinese hypercloud provider is looking to SDN to provide scalability with quality of service for millions of users.

Rough Arris Q4 Buoyed a Bit by Software
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

2015 wasn't the easiest year for Arris.

Marvell Pays CMU $750M to End Feud
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Marvell had already lost the patent infringement case brought against it by Carnegie Mellon; the only issue was the size of the payment.

Brocade Sees Mixed IP Networking Sales
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Strong switch and enterprise customers sales offset declining router, service provider, and US federal sales.

Inside the GSMA
LRTV Interviews | 2/17/2016

The GSM Association's CMO Michael O'Hara talks to Light Reading about the evolution of Mobile World Congress and the other work that goes on at the industry body.

T-Mobile CEO Slams Verizon's 5G Claims
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

T-Mobile chief labels Verizon's commercial-5G-service-in-2017 claims as 'horse shit' because, he says, specifications won't be ready and handsets won't be around to meet that deadline.

CableLabs Makes Symmetrical Multi-Gig Push
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Cable R&D group unveils sudden effort to craft 'Full Duplex' DOCSIS spec that would leverage mobile technology to boost upstream speeds.

AT&T Winds Down U-verse TV Era
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

AT&T transitions its video focus to DirecTV.

AT&T: Virtualized Mobile Core Key to 5G
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Only by virtualizing and distributing mobile core can operator cost-effectively support the billions of connections needed for 5G and IoT.

Telecom Italia Accelerates FTTx, 4G Investments
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Italian national operator is boosting its fixed and mobile broadband access capex for 2016-18 but plans to reduce its spending from 2019.

Netronome's Server-Based Networking Platform
Between the CEOs | 2/17/2016

Netronome CEO Niel Viljoen discusses how his company is bringing the efficiencies of mega-scale data centers to the mainstream.

Ericsson Bags 4G Deal With India's Idea
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Swedish vendor to roll out a 4G network covering 40 million customers for India's third-biggest mobile operator.

Avi Boosts Container Support for ADC
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Improving flexibility and responsiveness with support for Mesosphere container management.

Eurobites: Big Guns Take Aim at 5G
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA's Ensemble tunes up; VimpelCom admits wrongdoing; Net Insight's Q4 investments take their toll; buffering is bad for blood pressure.

SAP Tweaks Its Software to Improve Recruiting
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Company plans to introduce new coding into its own software in order to improve how it recruits women and make its leadership 25% female by 2017.

Testing Cisco's Cloud
Between the CEOs | 2/17/2016

Why did Cisco decide to turn over its entire cloud portfolio to an interoperability test run by Light Reading? In part two of our interview, Gee Rittenhouse explains.

Startup Collects $4M to Target IoT Niche
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Scriptr.io provides a cloud-based platform that enables developers to create the software necessary to develop custom web services for the Internet of Things.

Smaller MSOs Prep for DOCSIS 3.1 & PON
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

At NCTC winter conference, small and midsized cable operators outline plans to launch both DOCSIS 3.1 and PON services for gigabit speeds.

Liberty Global Presses Pause on 4K, WiFi First Hopes
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

Liberty Global says it will "wait and see" on 4K TV.

Huawei Hits 4.5G Highway, Plays Down 5G
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

Chinese vendor takes wraps of new 4.5G products in advance of MWC and says 5G is still years away.

Can Metaswitch Make Video Zoom?
Rewired | 2/16/2016

The rise of business videoconferencing has been a long time coming, but can integration with UC and low-cost, fully featured systems finally take hold?

Gearing Up for the GigaHome
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/16/2016

Now that service providers are starting to deliver gigabit speeds to the home, it's time for in-home networks to start picking up the pace as well.

CEO Chat With Viptela's Amir Khan
Between the CEOs | 2/16/2016

Steve Saunders, Founder & CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Amir Khan, President/CEO/Founder of Viptela, to discuss his company's technological success and the hot new trend in the telecom world - SD-WAN.

Netflix Cloud Casts Long Shadow Over Cable
MariNation | 2/16/2016

Nothing makes cable companies look more like lumbering troglodytes than the cloud-native architecture of OTT rival Netflix.

Honoring Women in Comms' Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah | 2/16/2016

Cast your vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer and female-led startup to watch, to be awarded at BCE's Leading Lights gala.

Eurobites: India Turns Up Tax Heat on Vodafone
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica tackles IoT security; Virgin Media's fourth quarter; Telecom Italia's three-year grand plan.

Brocade: 5G Is More Than Just an Air Interface
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

The industry needs the agility promised by 5G now, in advance of the emergence of formal 5G standards, says Brocade Mobile Networks CTO Kevin Shatzkamer.

ONF Beefs Up Atrium Open Source SDN Stack
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

Adds OpenDaylight and leaf-spine support.

Ericsson Has Inked Nearly 20 5G Test Agreements
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

Initial 5G radio testing starts this year with selected carriers.

Orange CEO Sees 50:50 Chance of Bouygues Deal
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

French incumbent's optimism about a takeover of Bouygues has grown despite the challenges of sealing a deal.

Vodafone, Liberty Global Form Dutch JV
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

The combination will create a stronger challenger to incumbent KPN in the market for both fixed and mobile services.

India 4G: Vendor Report Card
News Analysis | 2/15/2016

How do the world's equipment vendors match up in India's 4G market?

NFV Will Go Commercial in 2016
Column | 2/15/2016

With proofs of concept completed, NFV is ready to move into commercial networks – mobile operators need to make the leap.

Eurobites: MTS & Telco Comrades Get It On
News Analysis | 2/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Maroc profits fall; 3 boss talks up O2 acquisition; Vodafone buffs up tax halo.

NFV Startup CND Aims for Commercial Biz
News Analysis | 2/15/2016

German startup spun out of Fraunhofer says its technology would allow a service provider to put an entire core mobile network on a Raspberry Pi.

How to Be the Chessmaster of Your Career
Mentor Monday | 2/15/2016

The IEEE's Nita Patel share her insight into why there's more to STEM than science and math and how an inquisitive heart can take you far in this business.

Google to Skip 600MHz Auction – Report
News Analysis | 2/15/2016

Web giant will not take part in the upcoming 'incentive' auction of 600MHz spectrum, according to Reuters.

FCC's Rosenworcel Urges US to 'Go It Alone' With 28GHz for 5G
News Analysis | 2/13/2016

The FCC Commissioner is calling for a 28GHz framework to be ready by the end of 2016, as AT&T preps 5G tests on the band.

Mind the Gap: Is Public Shaming the Way to End Pay Inequity?
Que Sera Sarah | 2/12/2016

New regulation in the UK will require companies with more than 250 employees to reveal their gender pay gap, starting in April 2018.

Verizon Pulls Plug on Public Cloud
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

But it's sticking with enterprise cloud services.

Security-as-a-Service = Protection Racket
Brianiac | 2/12/2016

Most mobile network operators aren't providing even basic security measures. The proposal? Get users to pay for security.

Report: Apps Undermine Mobile Net Security
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

Allot Communications says that apps are increasingly subject to malware, and suggests mobile networks fight back by offering security-as-a-service.

Gigabites: Google Fiber Fights for Pole Position
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

Don't laugh. It always comes down to pole attachments.

Split Emerges in Open Source MANO Efforts
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

Two groups emerging to standardize the MANO as critical issues around OpenStack and information models can't be resolved.

Comcast May Be Lone MSO Wireless Bidder
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

TWC, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House will all likely pass on FCC's spectrum auction next month because of pending mergers.

WiCipedia: Open Source Favoritism, Fairygod Bosses & Crooked Credit Checks
Que Sera Sarah | 2/12/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: researchers uncover bias in open source; a fairy-god boss reviews your employer; why being female can hurt your credit; and more.

IoT: Opening Up Vertical Opportunities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/12/2016

Scalable, flexible Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will be used in industrial enterprises to link remote and siloed M2M installations to leverage the power of the cloud.

Eurobites: EE Bows Out With a Whimper
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: private equity firms expected to bid for T-Mobile Netherlands; Orange selects startups; Nokia does G.fast in Japan.

Indian Incumbents Risk Tripping in 4G Race
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

India's mobile incumbents could be making a mistake by trying to build a 4G lead over Reliance Jio.

LTE-Advanced Pro: Gigabit 4G, Anyone?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/12/2016

Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.

AT&T Lights Fire Under 5G, Plans 2016 Trials
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

AT&T is looking to grab a 5G lead over its international rivals, saying it will carry out field trials of 5G technologies in Texas this year.

New Qualcomm Chip Promises 'Gigabit' 4G
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

But you need a compatible smartphone and network to really make it happen.

Nokia's Suri Goes on the Defensive
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?

Is 2016 the Year TiVo Gets Acquired?
MariNation | 2/11/2016

Rumor is that suitors are circling again, and TiVo has reason to consider their proposals.

Win a Genuine Telecom Artifact at This Year's Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray | 2/11/2016

There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year...

All Change in Video
LRTV Documentaries | 2/11/2016

At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.

Nokia, AlcaLu Steady Ship on Costs Before Tie-Up
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.

Amazon, AsiaInfo Team Up to Disrupt the Telco Back Office
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.

Eurobites: PayPal Pops Into Vodafone's Wallet
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional round: Google extends 'right to be forgotten'; snoopers' charter needs work; customers confused by bundles.

Service Provider & Cloud Help Cisco Beat Expectations
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

But a tough economy made it a challenging quarter, said CEO Chuck Robbins on a quarterly earnings call.

The Growing Power of Openness
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/10/2016

The momentum behind 'open' everything is real and growing, and will be a significant component of operators' development activities on their march toward the cloud.

Cisco's Open Source Moves Not All Altruistic
MariNation | 2/10/2016

Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?

Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

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!

Andreessen Facepalms on Facebook Free Basics
Wagner’s Ring | 2/10/2016

His criticisms of India's decision to block the free Internet program went too far.

CableLabs Spawns Startup Accelerator
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

It's not your typical startup incubator.

Midco Joins DOCSIS 3.1 Parade
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Midsized US MSO becomes the latest cable operator to launch field trials of new gigabit-enabling broadband spec.

Eurobites: Denmark Dents Telenor's Q4
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria Q4 boosted by domestic market; MTN Nigeria chooses Gemalto for authentication; ADVA's 100G in Estonia.

Opera in $1.23B M&A Drama
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Mobile apps and browser specialist is being acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors, including the new owner of Grindr, for $1.2 billion.

Infoblox CEO on Perimeter Defense in 2016
Between the CEOs | 2/10/2016

In Part 2 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to take a deep dive into security issues and how to prevent malicious cyberattacks.

Verizon to Test SpiderCloud LTE-U Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Verizon will trial SpiderCloud's dual-mode LTE-U small cells in Q3 2016.

What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 2/10/2016

Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.

AOptix Finds a Buyer for Some Radio Tech
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Systems integrator partner of AOptix buys low-latency radio link tech for trading networks.

EE: Building a Better Mobile Broadband Brand
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2016

The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.

Dialogic Buys Apex for Real-Time Comms
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Launching app development practice for networked, premises and cloud-based applications, including WebRTC, audio and video conferencing and more.

Live 4K TV Sports Picking Up Speed
Alantown | 2/9/2016

North American viewers with UHD sets and set-tops will now get to watch soccer, hockey and basketball games in 4K, thanks to moves by Videotron, Univision, Neulion and others.

Arbor Automates Smarter Security
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

New Spectrum platform pulls network analysis tools together into one easier-to-use system for enterprises and managed security services.

EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment
LRTV Documentaries | 2/9/2016

Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.

Wind River Launches New vCPE Server
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Designed to give service providers and their customers the benefits of virtualized customer premises equipment with five nines of uptime.

Eurobites: BT Runs C-RAN Over Copper With G.fast
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers top footy content for free; France goes after Facebook; small cells and bus stops.

Qualcomm Spills LinkNYC's Guts
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

The kiosks going up in New York City that will provide free Wi-Fi are going to be chock full o' Qualcomm.

ItsOn Slams 'Stale' Ericsson, Huawei as It Lands Telefónica
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

The SaaS startup claims to be displacing giants such as Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in the service provider IT market.

The Data Center Dilemma
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Telcos want to convert their legacy Central Offices to data centers, but there are environmental and business challenges to doing that.

Why IP Live Production Will Be Revolutionary
Column | 2/9/2016

In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.

Yahoo & Verizon Sitting in a Tree...
Brianiac | 2/8/2016

Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acknowledged that Yahoo is in fact willing to consider buyout offers, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has affirmed that Verizon is in fact evaluating whether or not to buy Yahoo and combine it with AOL.

India Deals Death Blow to Facebook's Free Basics
News Analysis | 2/8/2016

Indian authorities have joined the US and Europe in passing net neutrality legislation.

It's Time to Integrate OTT Video
Alantown | 2/8/2016

Report from Leichtman Research Group drives home the need for pay-TV providers to incorporate Internet video services into their overall video offerings immediately.

CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters
Between the CEOs | 2/8/2016

Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...

Vodafone: Flexible Work Policies Boost Profits
News Analysis | 2/8/2016

Three fourths of companies across the globe offer flexible working policies, and 61% have seen their profits increase because of it, a new Vodafone survey suggests.

Eurobites: Will Big Data Change M&A Forever?
News Analysis | 2/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison opens up another front in M&A battles; BT finance chief steps down; Nokia touts smart service delivery.

AT&T's Chiosi: Born to Stand Out
Mentor Monday | 2/8/2016

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret Chiosi has been standing out her whole life, and she encourages other women to do the same in the workplace.

Orange Strikes $160M Deal for Tigo DRC
News Analysis | 2/8/2016

A merger between the two companies would produce one of the country's biggest mobile operators.

IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
Column | 2/8/2016

One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.

Exclusive: It's Lights Out for AOptix
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

After 15 years in business, the hybrid radio/FSO provider has abruptly shut up shop and is selling off its assets.

WiCipedia: Faulty Feminism, Worthy Women & Peculiar Perks
Que Sera Sarah | 2/5/2016

This week in WiC: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some unique job perks; and more.

Google's 5G Radio Ambitions Are Expanding
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Google is looking for more 5G experts as its interest in mmWave radio grows.

JDSU's Offspring Are Holding Their Own
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

JDSU split into two to improve focus and agility of the optical components and assurance technology businesses, and it looks like the move paid off.

Australia's 1800MHz Auction Raises $387M
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Australian operators spend $387 million to improve the coverage and quality of 4G services outside urban areas.

Cincinnati Bell Joins Weight Watchers Club
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Independent Ohio telco will become the latest US pay-TV provider to offer slimmed-down bundles to its subscribers next month.

India Operators Lash Out at 700MHz Plans
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

A government decision to auction 700MHz spectrum at high prices this year has met with a furious backlash from operators.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Blesses 3/O2 Deal
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom declared Europe's top telecom brand; new CEO at Telenor Serbia; latest on Google's UK tax sop.

AT&T Wants to Start 5G Tests in Austin
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Ma Bell files with the FCC tp test pre-5G at 3GHz, 4Ghz, 15GHz and 28GHz.

Charter Plots Cloud Video, DOCSIS 3.1 Rollouts
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

As it anxiously awaits regulatory approval of its pending TWC and Bright House buyouts, Charter plots rollouts of cloud-based video guide and new broadband spec.

EdgeConneX Finds Its Sweet Spot
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Data center operator built out network largely for MSOs but is now expanding to the cloud and positioning itself for NFV and IoT.

Orange Reshuffles Its Euro Exec Pack
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

French incumbent announces leadership changes in Europe.

Will Starry's Big Broadband Ambition Fall to Earth?
MariNation | 2/4/2016

Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.

Cisco Looks to Jasper Acquisition to Transform Enterprises – & Itself
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

The $1.4 billion acquisition is designed to help enterprises move from selling products to services – and Cisco wants to make the same change.

Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.

Wanted by Ericsson: IoT Patent Pals
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Ericsson executive to head up independent IoT patent licensing operation that will be open to all.

Vodafone CEO: I Want a Piece of Openreach
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Vodafone is fretting over its network position in the fast-changing UK telecom market and wants the chance to take a stake in an independent Openreach, currently part of BT.

Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
Que Sera Sarah | 2/4/2016

Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.

Hutchison Offers Major Concessions to Seal 3/O2 Deal
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Hong Kong operator promises to increase investments, reduce prices and offer attractive terms to MVNOs if regulators bless the 3/O2 deal but not everyone believes it's a good offer.

Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE' Will Benefit Current Smartphone Users Too
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Regular old smartphone users will still get a performance boost from Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE,' just not maximum speeds.

Activist Investor Latches On to Marvell
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Starboard Value, a company that specializes in packaging distressed companies for resale, has taken a 6.7% position in the troubled semiconductor designer.

Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.

Startup NFWare Takes Aim at Cisco, Juniper
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

A ten-person, two-year-old NFV startup has found itself competing against the giants of Cisco, Huawei and Juniper for service provider business.

NIA's Latest NFV Test Program Opens for Business
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.

Cisco: 40% of Mobile Users Will Be on 4G When 5G Hits
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.

Comcast Earnings: A Study in Contradictions
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

The company Americans love to hate is happily taking more of their money.

Intel Closed the Gender Pay Gap in 2015
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Women at Intel now make the same as their male counterparts, a step in the right direction as the company completes year one of a five-year diversity plan.

How Data Center Outsourcing Fuels AT&T NetBond Growth
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Digital Realty is now providing data center capacity for AT&T to expand its NetBond services, just as it does for IBM, Facebook and others.

Eurobites: EU Preps for 5G With Spectrum Sort-Out
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.

Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.

Qualcomm Looks to Tame Wireless Zoo
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.

CEO Chat With Mike Aquino
Between the CEOs | 2/3/2016

The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.

Marissa Mayer & the Terrible, Horrible Day
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Yahoo CEO Mayer has been resisting a sale, but had to bow to the inevitable. The company finally said it will pursue a possible sale, as it announced a loss and a layoff.

ITC Judge Rules in Favor of Cisco Against Arista
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Judge Shaw rules in favor of Cisco over Arista regarding several patents in initial decision, ITC judgement and Presidential review to follow over the next 120 days.

MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT
Shades of Ray | 2/2/2016

This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Comcast Reveals First D3.1 Gigabit Cities
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Atlanta and Nashville get first dibs on D3.1-powered gigabit service, followed by Chicago, Detroit and Miami.

Telefónica Steps Closer to Transport SDN
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.

Vodafone & Liberty Go Dutch
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Speculation that the operators might join forces has been doing the rounds for a few years and now they're in talks to combine forces in the Netherlands.

3.5GHz Startup Gets $22M for Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

CEO tells Light Reading that 3.5GHz prototype small cells are available now.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Counts Cost of Cyber Attack
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safe Harbor turbulence continues; Deutsche Telekom plans new security unit; eagles attack!!!

Did Juniper Pay 'Peanuts' for BTI?
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Sources say BTI's optical technology is unremarkable, which helped Juniper get a low price.

Aircel Implements Infobip's A2P Platform
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Aircel is hoping a deal with Infobip will spur renewed interest in its messaging services.

Google Will Accelerate Fiber, Cloud in 2016
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Google is devoting significant new capex to building out FTTH networks faster, in more cities, and is also challenging AWS in the cloud space.

DT Looks to XG.FAST as Ultra-Fast Option
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

German incumbent achieves speeds of 11 Gbit/s over short copper loops during trials with Nokia-owned Alcatel-Lucent.

Alphabet Is Serious About Google Fiber
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Here are three signs that Alphabet means business in consumer telecom.

BT Restructures, Boasts Best Quarter in 7 Years
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

UK fixed-line incumbent will have six business lines from April, it says, after reporting strong growth at its domestic broadband operation.

Eurobites: Regulator Casts Doubt on O2/3 Deal
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky speaks up for O2/3 deal; Nokia's patents settlement with Samsung doesn't impress investors; Telenor buys analytics firm.

Purpose Is Key to Bringing Women Into Tech
Mentor Monday | 2/1/2016

Technology for the sake of solving a problem or a purpose is what appeals to women, and that's key to bringing women into the comms industry, says Gargi Keeling of VMWare.

Equinix Looks to Future-Proof Network Through Open Computing
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.

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