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Happy(?) Equal Pay Day, Ladies
Que Sera Sarah | 4/12/2016

Don't get too excited – April 12 marks how far women must work into the year to earn the equivalent of what men earned in 2015 as the gender pay gap persists.

UK Govt Minister Calls for 'Gigabit Britain' Push
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

Ed Vaizey says FTTP technology may be the answer to the UK's broadband needs and says regulatory changes could spur investment.

LR & Cisco Launch Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/12/2016

Light Reading and Cisco teamed to launch Upskill U, an online university aimed at educating the communications industry on the business behind NFV, IoT, SDN and more.

Eurobites: EU Wants Tax Transparency From Tech Titans
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft signs up to Privacy Shield framework; 3 Sweden taps Nokia for TD-LTE; Telefónica boosts LTE coverage with BICS IPX agreement.

New MEF Spec Spells Out Interconnection
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

MEF 54 tells network operators how to interconnect their Ethernet services using an external NNI but warns it won't work with non-standard NNIs.

Gigi Sohn Lays Out FCC Agenda
LRTV Interviews | 4/12/2016

Gigi Sohn, counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlines the Commission's priorities for the next ten months and talks about the interplay between public and private broadband investment at Gigabit Cities Live in Charlotte, N.C.

Windstream Uses Infinera Inside the Data Center
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

Connections between floors or suites of large data centers can prove expensive and cumbersome so Windstream is using pre-provisioned Cloud Xpress.

Charlotte Not Resting on Its Gigabit Laurels
LRTV Interviews | 4/12/2016

The city of Charlotte, N.C., is in the enviable position of having both AT&T and Google Fiber competing to provide gigabit services to residents in the region. CIO Jeff Stovall talks about the benefits of gigabit broadband, but also what else is needed to make sure gigabit services deliver economic and social benefit.

How to Build Your Own Personal Brand
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 4/12/2016

A recap of Women in Comms' recent networking breakfast in Denver, offering advice on how to build your personal brand and why it matters.

Juniper Issues Q1 Warning
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

Reduced demand from enterprises and service provider deployment timing will cause Juniper to miss its previous guidance on revenue and income, the company said.

The Technical Guy
LRTV Documentaries | 4/12/2016

Sheila approaches her company's IT support director with a seemingly simple request, but Quilliam takes everything so 'technically'...

Cellular, WiFi & the 'CEO Pitch'
Column | 4/12/2016

WiFi is offering a challenge to the network-centric cellular status quo and that's something that mobile network operator CEOs recognize, believes Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser.

FCC's Wheeler: We'll Move Fast on Biz Service Regulations
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

FCC chair tells Incompas crowd the agency will vote April 28 on outlawing some business contract language and will restructure special access by year's end.

Huawei's Carrier/Enterprise Sales Could Hit $80B by 2020
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

At the company's Global Analyst Summit, Huawei predicts further eye-watering growth for its Carrier Business Group -- and that spells bad news for its main rivals.

Will Layer3 TV Ever Launch?
MariNation | 4/11/2016

Take two cable veterans, mix in a millennial co-founder, raise gobs of money and then make everyone wait years for a launch. So far that's the story of Layer3 TV.

Verizon Wholesale Expanding Wireless Reach
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

New rate plans, new services and an easier way to do business are all part of an effort to draw more wireline providers into the wireless biz.

VimpelCom Plans Global NFV Tender
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

Emerging-markets player aims to virtualize networks across its global footprint, with China's ZTE in the running for additional business.

Eurobites: Merger of O2 & 3 Is a Bad Idea, UK Tells EC
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Ireland completes 4G upgrade; UK's Daily Mail eyes Yahoo; Nokia appoints new president at subsea unit.

Level 3 Tackles Dynamic Services, Security & Data
LRTV Interviews | 4/11/2016

SVP Lisa Miller provides updates on life at Level 3 post tw telecom merger, how the network operator is tackling data and delivering dynamic services on SDN and why security is top of mind.

Nokia's Mine: Let's Improve the 'T' in STEM
Mentor Monday | 4/11/2016

Hilary Mine, Leader of Network Transformation at Nokia, shares thoughts on why tech seems to be the least popular field in STEM and what the industry can do about it.

Global Capacity Focuses Upgrades on Application Delivery
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

Services remain critical, says the carrier's new CTO, but enterprises want to know how their applications are performing.

Facebook to Announce Messenger 'Chatbots' for Business – Report
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

Facebook and Microsoft see 'chatbots' as a rich new platform for enterprise partners. Despite the silly name.

Amazon Names AWS & Consumer CEOs
News Analysis | 4/9/2016

Andy Jassy, who headed up AWS as senior vice president, gets a new title in recognition of his service -- and as a possible successor to Jeff Bezos.

Gigabites: EPB Plans for 100-Gig
News Analysis | 4/8/2016

Your Gigabit Cities Live edition of Gigabites.

Apple Quietly Hiring for 5G?
Jonestown | 4/8/2016

The iPhone maker is looking for a wireless engineer who can develop hardware using emerging technologies.

Gigabit Net Builders Share Lessons Learned
News Analysis | 4/8/2016

North Carolina has become a hub of gigabit activity, and Gigabit Cities brought many of those players, plus the EPB, together to share insights.

Bringing NFV Into the Data Center
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/8/2016

A new Heavy Reading report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure.

Samit Sacked as SeaChange Suffers
News Analysis | 4/8/2016

Once a leader in video-on-demand hardware, SeaChange still hasn't found the right formula for success in a software-driven market.

WiCipedia: Parental Progress & Parity Payoffs
Que Sera Sarah | 4/8/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: New York and San Fran improve parental policies; gender parity boosts the GDP; female-led businesses take off; and more.

Eurobites: Vodafone Livid as German Regulator Approves DT's Vectoring Plans
News Analysis | 4/8/2016

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.

Corning, GigPeak Engage in Components M&A
News Analysis | 4/8/2016

Optical fiber giant Corning is buying AFOP while GigPeak (who?) has completed the acquisition of video specialist Magnum Semiconductor.

Google: Gigabit Hopefuls Need to Do Homework
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

Cities must prepare for gigabit fiber construction by digitizing their records and gearing up permitting and other processes.

Rackspace Takes Private Clouds to Go
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

OpenStack everywhere integrates software, hardware and services and runs on customer premises, using hardware, software and services provided by Rackspace.

Hulu Joins Cablevision Lineup
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

Like HBO, Hulu is now a premium cable channel available for an additional $8 per month.

Equinix Brings Data Processing to the Edge
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

Equinix Data Hub is designed to help enterprises enhance performance by locating data near its source, users and cloud providers.

Verizon Ups 'Awesomeness' Quotient for Go90
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

Verizon takes 24.5% stake in AwesomenessTV.

CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
Between the CEOs | 4/7/2016

Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.

Huawei: New King of the CSP Market
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

China's biggest equipment vendor has built up a huge lead over its Western rivals in the global communications service provider (CSP) network technology market.

CEO Chat With Netrounds
Between the CEOs | 4/7/2016

At MWC 2016, Mats Nordlund, Co-Founder and CEO of Netrounds, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about the company's history, service delivery and the progression of the telecom industry on the service level.

Eurobites: 15,000 Telecom Italia Jobs at Risk
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

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.

Sprint to Garner $2.2B From Network Financing Deal
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

Sprint is selling off $3B-worth of network gear, which will be leased back to it, to raise $2.2B.

Nvidia Accuses Qualcomm of Quashing Its Mobile Ambitions
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

Nvidia claims Qualcomm unfairly used its market dominance to crush its Icera business.

Nokia to Slash Jobs Following AlcaLu Merger
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

Finnish vendor begins job cuts process as it looks to reduce costs following its takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.

Huawei Aims P9 at iPhone 6S Crowd
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

Huawei is pitching its new P9 smartphone as a technically sophisticated challenger to the iPhone 6S and Samsung S7.

Charlotte CIO: It's Not Just the Gig Network
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

Jeff Stoval says the network is part of a broader ecosystem that includes other IT piece parts but also education and training of the work force.

5 Firms Join NIA As It Enters Phase 3
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

The New IP Agency has five new members as it prepares to take its industry virtualization evaluation program to the next level.

LinkedIn Launches Private Cloud for Growth
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

The social network is building LinkedIn Platform as a Service, a private cloud foundation for diversifying services.

At Last, ZTE Reports 2015 Financials
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

After a chastening month, ZTE publishes 2015 financials that reflect its ongoing spat with the US authorities, but which also show significant growth.

Is DOCSIS 3.1 Losing Its Lustre?
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

In our latest community poll, Light Reading readers pick Distributed Access Architecture as the top next-gen technology priority for the cable industry.

Eurobites: Vasona Banks $14.6M
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French 'white spaces' compensation plan gets EU approval; CityFibre bags long-haul customer; Bezeq taps into Devicescape's WiFi tech.

Equinix: OCP Can Help IoT Ecosystem
LRTV Interviews | 4/6/2016

Open Compute Project (OCP) developments can help network and data center operators deal with the demands of hybrid clouds, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging ecosystems and platforms, says Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi.

Troubled Marvell's CEO, President Both Sidelined
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

The company is searching for a new management team as the company faces a hearing with Nasdaq about a possible delisting.

Intel's IoT & 5G Bosses Leaving
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Intel says IoT boss Doug Davis is retiring, while Bloomberg reports that mobile boss Aicha Evans has resigned.

AT&T GigaPower Ready to RSVP
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

AT&T has criteria for choosing its GigaPower cities, including public policies and local demand, but invitations to serve are always welcome.

Sohn: Wheeler's FCC Not Slowing Down
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Top advisor to the chairman says priorities for final ten months include preparing for 5G, expanding digital inclusion efforts and opening set-tops.

US Embraces Gigabit, Still Averages 14 Megs
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Mari Silbey, Light Reading cable editor, kicks off the Gigabit Cities event by reminding folks the US still lags in average broadband speeds.

NFV: The Unintended Consequences
Column | 4/5/2016

NFV can bring operational headaches as well as operational gains, argues Andy Huckridge.

Eurobites: Orange Takes €75M Stake in African Venture
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Robert Mugabe hints at Internet clampdown; Deutsche Telekom still seeks Qivicon partners; EU's Apple-in-Ireland tax probe could take some time.

IoT Already Mainstream, Verizon Claims
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Its annual report on the industry says enterprises are still only using a fraction of their existing data but they are moving more quickly.

ZTE CTO Becomes New Boss in Reshuffle
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Chinese vendor carries out a management reshuffle, promoting its CTO into the leadership roles, as it looks to appease US authorities.

LinkedIn on OCP & Data Center Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 4/5/2016

Yuval Bachar, LinkedIn's principal engineer, architecture and strategy, talks about how the Open Compute Project (OCP) promotes innovation and efficiency in the data center technology sector, allowing LinkedIn to focus on what it does best – software.

Be a WiC Leading Light, Like Hedy Lamarr!
Que Sera Sarah | 4/5/2016

There's only a few days left to vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.

Ericsson Acquires Data Center, Industrial IoT Management Startup
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Having previously made a seed investment in data center and industrial IoT asset management specialist NodePrime, Ericsson is now buying the whole lot.

Juniper Closes BTI Acquisition to Beef Up DCI
News Analysis | 4/4/2016

The newly combined company faces tough competition from industry giants. Maybe too tough.

Brocade's $1.2B Ruckus Buy to Raise 5G Game
News Analysis | 4/4/2016

Brocade to buy WiFi partner, but says $1.2B deal is more focused on LTE, 5G and mobile edge future.

New York Scores a Big Win for Families
Que Sera Sarah | 4/4/2016

New York has passed the most progressive parental leave policy of any state, hopefully setting a precedent for other states and companies on how they support parents.

CenturyLink Powers Up Managed Security
News Analysis | 4/4/2016

Acquisition of security engineering firm powers network operator's ability to address special needs of largest enterprise and government customers.

End of the Bouygues Affair for Orange
News Analysis | 4/4/2016

Orange's failure to seal a takeover deal for Bouygues Telecom may force the company to accelerate other strategic initiatives.

Eurobites: Orange, Bouygues End M&A Talks
News Analysis | 4/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes regional for business; free WiFi for soccer stadiums; Innowave's new UK boss.

The Secret of the 5G Bandwagon: SDN Is the Engine
Column | 4/4/2016

5G is about so much more than just very high bandwidth and low latency – and SDN is going to play a key role in enabling 5G full potential, argues ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt.

SanDisk's Nithya Ruff: Getting Women Into Open Source
LRTV Interviews | 4/4/2016

Women are notoriously under-represented in the tech industry, even more so in the open source community, but open source leaders can encourage diversity by setting behaviorial standards and becoming more inclusive, says Nithya Ruff, director, open source strategy office, at SanDisk.

ZTE CEO to Quit in US Export-Ban Dispute
News Analysis | 4/4/2016

ZTE bids so long to CEO Shi Lirong along with two other senior executives caught up in trade dispute with the US.

How to Master Being a Jill of All Trades
Mentor Monday | 4/4/2016

The IEEE's Karen McCabe shares her thoughts on why you must master your domain but branch out into others as well.

How BT Deals With Security Threats
LRTV Interviews | 4/4/2016

Dr Ben Azvine, global head of security research & innovation at BT, talks about the various cybersecurity threats that major telcos have to deal with and the way that BT is using analytics to deal with those threats.

Gigabites: EPB Streams Alligator Feed in 4K
News Analysis | 4/1/2016

Live in 4K, it's alligator feeding time... thanks to EPB's gigabit network.

Open Source Trend Overtakes CPUs
News Analysis | 4/1/2016

Two European universities are offering an open source microprocessor, initially aimed at low-power IoT devices. Open source CPUs have the potential to reduce the costs of high-volume IoT applications.

Google Practical Joke Goes Horribly Wrong
Wagner’s Ring | 4/1/2016

Who could have anticipated that people wouldn't like having practical jokes added to their email?

WiCipedia: The Solutions Edition
Que Sera Sarah | 4/1/2016

This week in our WiC roundup we compile stories offering practical solutions and tips for increasing the number and prominence of women in the tech industry.

Stream TV Splinters Net Neutrality Debate
MariNation | 4/1/2016

Should Comcast's Stream TV count toward users' broadband data caps? It's complicated.

Facebook: Why We Built Our Own Tech
LRTV Interviews | 4/1/2016

Facebook developed its own hardware and software to gain the agility and efficiencies it needs to support Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, streaming video and more on a global scale, says Network Team Manager Omar Baldonado.

Eurobites: Plot Thickens Over Egypt's 'Free Basics' Ban
News Analysis | 4/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NB-IoT drives smart parking in UAE; Amazon reportedly considering a stake in HERE; Telenor's Friday feeling.

NFV Gathering Pace in India – Brocade
News Analysis | 4/1/2016

Brocade reckons interest in NFV is growing in the Indian market as operators look to differentiate themselves from rivals.

Huawei Profits Soar Despite Forex Hit
News Analysis | 4/1/2016

Chinese vendor defies economic slowdown to post bumper profits thanks to sales of devices and 4G equipment.

Tune In to Flozelia's EpsilonApps Demo
LRTV Documentaries | 4/1/2016

In this live video tutorial, we present how to configure Flozelia's EpsilonApps, a groundbreaking tool for managing and provisioning virtualized network functions.

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