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NSX Helps Networks Cloudify – VMware
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

Helps network operators break organizational silos.

Subsea Update: FCC Wants More Outage Info
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update.

SK Telecom, Vendors Big Up Millimeter Wave for 5G
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

SKT has a millimeter wave system at its new 5G test bed, while Nokia and Samsung suggest 5G mmWave bands to the FCC.

Big Year Looming for AT&T Biz Services?
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

The aggressive transformation of AT&T puts the company in position to land more multi-national corporation business, says one analyst.

CEO Chat With Bill Gates
Between the CEOs | 8/31/2015

Steve Saunders shares an impromptu lunch with none other than Bill Gates.

T-Mobile CEO Plays Data Traffic Cop
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

John Legere says he will go after those customers who abuse unlimited data plans by exploiting loopholes in tethering, kicking them off unlimited if need be.

New Apple TV: More $$, Not Content – Report
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

New Apple TV hardware is rumored to cost at least twice as much, even with no Apple TV service on board.

DSTAC: 2 Opposing Views on the Future of TV
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

The final DSTAC report reveals two fundamentally different views of how pay-TV services should evolve in the Internet era.

Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
Alantown | 8/31/2015

Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.

New Roads Lead to Roam
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

Price cuts and new players are changing the roaming game.

Mentor Monday: Gender Intelligence Group's Barbara Annis
Que Sera Sarah | 8/31/2015

The founder of the GIG and the first female salesperson at Sony shares her advice on carving your own path, being bold and creating a gender intelligent company.

Ciena 5430 Makes Massive Capacity Jump
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

Ciena upgrades its 5430 switch with several enhancements, including a capacity boost to 15 Tbit/s.

Russia's MTS Strikes Revenue-Sharing Deal With Google
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

Russia's biggest mobile operator announced new strategic partnership with search-engine giant.

Lumentum Looks to Be a Buyer
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

Despite past speculation about selling to Finisar, JDSU spinoff Lumentum could prove to be an acquirer.

Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
DOS Attack | 8/28/2015

The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.

Airtel Gets 4G Ammunition With Augere Acquisition
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

India's biggest operator is fortifying its 4G position through takeover activity.

Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

The CT Gig Project in Connecticut is getting pushback from local ISPs, and rural providers around the country are stepping up their gigabit game.

Nokia Preps JV Future in China
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

To merge its China business with Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to create a euro 4.5B business.

CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo
Between the CEOs | 8/28/2015

Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.

LTE-U Is Nicer to WiFi Than WiFi – Qualcomm
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

The chipmaker, along with Verizon, is making a big push to show that it's tested LTE-U and found it ready to coexist with WiFi.

Championing Change: It's a Cultural Thing
Que Sera Sarah | 8/28/2015

Join us in Dallas as we discuss how to build a positive company culture at Light Reading's next Women in Comms breakfast on Sept. 16 ahead of NFV Everywhere.

Eurobites: Google Denies EU Charges
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Liberty Global and Vodafone still in talks; Inmarsat launches new satellite; Telkom mulls Cell C takeover; ECI wins SDN deal in Sweden.

All Change in China?
Shades of Ray | 8/28/2015

Management shuffles and a strategic acquisition suggest upheaval in China's service provider sector.

Read All of 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Our Original Sci-Fi Story
Wagner’s Ring | 8/28/2015

An unusual story in an unusual place.

T-Mobile Joins CCA's Rural Roaming Hub
News Analysis | 8/27/2015

T-Mobile agreed to work with rural carriers on LTE roaming in the US, a year and a half after the CCA's other large member, Sprint, signed on.

CenturyLink Gets $500M for Rural Broadband
News Analysis | 8/27/2015

Network operator will have to reach 2.3 million rural customers in 33 states by 2020 in exchange for Connect America Funding, says FCC.

Cox Lights Up Flare Kids App
News Analysis | 8/27/2015

Cox goes over the top with new Flare Kids app.

Why OT Is HOT for Telecom Vendors
Shades of Ray | 8/27/2015

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.

Equinix Drives Hybrid Trend to Colo Growth
News Analysis | 8/27/2015

Enterprises and service providers alike are looking to colocate more within the data center to support hybrid clouds.

The Woman Behind Sprint's Chicago Shakeup
News Analysis | 8/27/2015

Tracy Nolan, Sprint's new GM of Illinois and Wisconsin, has been charged with making Chicago Sprint's microcosm of success work for the rest of the US.

OpenFlow: Actually on the Ascent
Column | 8/27/2015

Dan Pitt of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) lays down a challenge to OpenFlow's naysayers.

Bouygues Chief Bitter Over Iliad's Inclusion
News Analysis | 8/27/2015

The boss of the French telecom operator remains critical of authorities for allowing Iliad to enter the mobile sector but is confident Bouygues can thrive in a four-player market.

ZTE's Euro Star Shines Brighter
Shades of Ray | 8/27/2015

A global relationship with Telefonica helps its international cause.

Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes to Run Altice Ops
News Analysis | 8/27/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Turkish delight at auction outcome; Cellcom mulls Golan bid; Swisscom launches WiFi calling; Ericsson extends ITV deal.

Dell Targets $6B Telco Data Center Sweet Spot
News Analysis | 8/26/2015

Dell has identified an underserved data center market that it believes is worth $6 billion and has developed a specific portfolio -- that's a model that suits the New IP age.

Hulu Brings Next-Gen Ad Platform to TV
News Analysis | 8/26/2015

Hulu has launched a private programmatic ad exchange to boost data-driven advertising efforts.

Verizon Hums a Driving Tune
News Analysis | 8/26/2015

Verizon officially launches its aftermarket car device and subscription service to bring connectivity to any car on the open road.

ZTE Profits Rise on China's 4G Boom
News Analysis | 8/26/2015

China's number-two equipment maker reports a sharp increase in net profit amid a surge in spending on 4G network in China.

Sinclair Goes Dark for Dish
News Analysis | 8/26/2015

Sinclair stations have gone dark for Dish subscribers in what is being called the largest TV blackout in American history.

Uninor Must Adapt to Survive
News Analysis | 8/26/2015

Telenor's Indian subsidiary risks being left behind as Indian consumers gravitate towards higher-speed data services.

I Signed Up for a Creepy New Mobile Dating App... So You Don't Have To!
Jonestown | 8/26/2015

Happn takes location-based dating to a whole new level -- maybe a level too far.

Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 8/26/2015

Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Hutch Buy Qualcomm's UK Spectrum
News Analysis | 8/26/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia deploys small cells for Ooredoo; Serbia and Kosovo reach telecom rapprochement; Millicom hires Gordon; Huawei wins SBC deal with Telefonica.

Sprint's Claure: '3 to 5 Years' to Turnaround
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

Marcello is giving himself a limited time to turn Sprint around.

Cablevision Plays Up OTT in CBS Retrans Deal
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

Cablevision will resell CBS All Access and the Showtime streaming service, thanks to a broad new retransmission consent deal with CBS.

Hutchison Sees Earnings Soar in Europe
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

Operator is outperforming bigger rivals in key markets despite its focus on mobile-only activities.

Clock Starts on DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

The race for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments begins as CableLabs opens the door for product certifications.

Eurobites: BT Boasts 330 Mbit/s With G.fast Field Trial
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Dimension Data plans acquisitions; Huber+Suhner feels currency pain in H1; Liquid Telecom and MTN hook up in Africa; Telefonica boosts links to the Canary Islands.

'Silence Like Diamonds' Concludes
Wagner’s Ring | 8/25/2015

Be careful what you wish for.

Verizon Uses Mesosphere to Manage Data Centers
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

Telecom giant announces contract with startup to provide commercial version of Apache Mesos and enable faster services, innovation.

What Is Your Company's Gender IQ?
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

Barbara Annis, founder of the Gender Intelligence Group, shares her insights on what it means to have a gender intelligent workplace, not just an equal one.

BICS Forecasts VoLTE Roaming Surge
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

International carrier says VoLTE roaming service is commercially available and anticipates substantial growth in traffic during coming year.

India's Dropped Calls Fiasco
News Analysis | 8/25/2015

An increasing number of dropped calls is aggravating relations between Indian authorities and the country's mobile operators.

Could Market Volatility Hurt Tech IPOs?
Jonestown | 8/24/2015

Tech IPOs could suffer if stock market losses prove to be more than just jitters.

Gogo Approved to Speed Up In-Flight WiFi
News Analysis | 8/24/2015

But it will be at least 2016 before flyers will see the benefit as the zippier WiFi requires new hardware on planes.

The Pay's the Thing
DOS Attack | 8/24/2015

Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.

Latest Modules Drive Market Toward 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/24/2015

The latest optical modules and semiconductor components are game-changers for 100G and will accelerate 400G adoption.

5 Must-Have Tech Partnerships for Carriers
Column | 8/24/2015

Telecom carriers need to build, buy or partner for many of the technology enhancements they put into the networks or customer solutions each year.

Cross MediaWorks Acquires BlackArrow
News Analysis | 8/24/2015

Cross MediaWorks is acquiring dynamic ad insertion specialist BlackArrow in a deal reported to be worth between $90 and $120 million.

Mentor Monday: TM Forum's Annie Turner
News Analysis | 8/24/2015

The Forums' senior director of content shares her insights into the comms industry, including a case for laughing it off when you'd rather get angry.

Australia's NBN Cost Blowout
News Analysis | 8/24/2015

The NBN political football has been kicked back into play.

Mirantis Secures OpenStack Kingpin Status With $100M Round, Intel Collaboration
News Analysis | 8/24/2015

Mirantis lands its second $100 million funding round, adding Goldman Sachs to its backers, and brokers strategic development relationship with Intel.

Eurobites: BT Hits Out at AT&T, Verizon
News Analysis | 8/24/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: BT wins more sports rights; Tele2 unveils new boss; GSMA appoints Bouverot successor; Vodafone Ireland ups data-center investments.

China Unicom Loses Out to Rivals
News Analysis | 8/21/2015

China's second-biggest mobile operator appears to be hemorrhaging customers and faring especially badly in the fast-developing 4G sector.

Gigabites: CenturyLink Expands Gig-Powered IPTV
News Analysis | 8/21/2015

CenturyLink is ramping up rollouts of its gigabit-powered Prism TV service, and momentum builds in gigabit cities around the country.

New Zealand's Spark Hails Earnings Growth
News Analysis | 8/21/2015

Operator's profits are boosted by cost-cutting activities and success in the broadband and mobile sectors.

Roku Reigns in Streaming Market
News Analysis | 8/21/2015

Roku beats out Google, Amazon and Apple in the streaming media player market.

Fact-Checking the Future of 'Silence Like Diamonds'
Wagner’s Ring | 8/21/2015

Everything is well researched, well thought out and almost certain to be wrong.

IoT Growth Depends on Vertical Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/21/2015

As the Internet of Things (IoT) market expands, vendors should target specific vertical markets to maximize their business opportunities.

Huawei Opens Back Door Into US
From the Founder | 8/21/2015

Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.

Eurobites: GÉANT Builds SDN Testbed
News Analysis | 8/21/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Romania's RCS & RDS buys LTE TDD license; BT crunches big data with Cloudera; Vodafone quits Lebanon bid; Africa's Liquid launches Hai; EE upgrades TV offering.

New IP Drives Quarterly Growth at Brocade
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

IP networking is smaller than Brocade's SAN business but it's growing fast, while the SAN business declined.

Google Lifting Network Veil
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

In support of its efforts to be more open and collaborative, the company that set off the SDN movement is showing off more of how it builds data center networks.

XG-PON Is Alive in Europe… for Now
Shades of Ray | 8/20/2015

The almost-forgotten optical broadband technology is alive and kicking in Spain, it seems.

Adtran Delivers a Faster Gigabit
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

Using New IP strategies, Adtran is increasing the speed of gigabit deployments by up to tenfold.

Malaysia's Axiata Boosted by Overseas Business
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

Operator reports increase in profits thanks to gains in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and India while claiming to have seen improvements in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Eurobites: Swisscom Mixes It With LTE
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski H1 numbers up; CityFibre strikes wireless hub deal; Google struck by Belgian lightning.

China Mobile Profit Dips on 4G Costs, Tax
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

China's biggest operator says pressure on operating costs is growing as it fends off increasing 4G competition from its chief rivals.

Colocation Market Shows Strong M&A Activity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/20/2015

Enterprises are driving consolidation in the colocation market.

5G-Focused Startup Siklu Gets $18M More
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

Israeli millimeter wave startup focuses on 5G and GTTH.

Metaswitch Aiming Calico v1.0 at Containers
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

Rapid industry shift to lighter-weight virtualization fits well with Calico's lighter-weight approach to virtual networking.

Meet DirecTV's 4K Genie Mini
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

DirecTV is moving 4K forward... slowly... with the launch of its new 4K Genie Mini set-top.

Private Equity Firm Bites on Voxbone
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Virtual phone number specialist Voxbone sells majority stake to a private equity firm and prepares for accelerated expansion, including M&A.

Fujitsu Embraces Disaggregated Optical Model
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Fujitsu jumps into the SDN/NFV game with a disaggregated optical architecture.

A Peek at What's Behind Comcast's Momentum
MariNation | 8/19/2015

Comcast hasn't let a little thing like the failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable keep it down.

Reliance JioCom in the Making?
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

The ties between RJio and RCom appear to be getting stronger all the time.

Vapor Lets Greener Data Centers Bloom
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

New partnership with Bloom Energy will add a green power source to its more energy-efficient data center design, as it aims for the edge.

China Telecom Hit by Taxes as 4G Subs Soar
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

The smallest of China's three national mobile operators is struggling to maintain profit levels even though adoption of higher-speed services is taking off.

Eurobites: Telefónica Refreshes Its Routers With AlcaLu
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix raises European prices; DT exec gets a dig in at online advertising; BBC upgrades iPlayer.

SDN Rockets From Crazy to Essential
Wagner’s Ring | 8/19/2015

Previous technology innovations crawled along compared with adoption of SDN.

Google Updates Android, Delays Project Ara, Walks the Robots
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Android goes Marshmallow, but the modular Ara phone isn't getting its debut until at least 2016.

Swisscom Touts Multi-Play Gains
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Swiss incumbent says sales of bundled products are more than compensating for the single-play decline but faces new competitive challenges at home and abroad.

Google Debuts Smart WiFi Router OnHub
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Google is launching a new high-end retail WiFi router with bandwidth customization options, automatic updates and a mobile app for managing WiFi configurations.

Infoblox on DNS Threat Index
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 8/19/2015

Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.

Comcast Scoops Up 'This Technology'
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Comcast has acquired Denver-based This Technology and will fold the company's expertise into its Video IP Engineering & Research (VIPER) division.

Russia's MTS Upbeat on Sales as Profits Dip
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Russia's biggest mobile operator remains confident its sales will grow this year despite being hit by rising costs in the second quarter.

Cisco Debuts Thor in Video Codec Fight
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

To combat HEVC licensing concerns, Cisco has introduced a new initiative called Thor, designed to create a royalty-free, next-generation video codec.

SoftBank Ups Stake in Sprint – Again
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Less than a week after increasing its investment in Sprint by $86.9 million, Softbank spends another $73 million, taking its stake to more than 80%.

Metaswitch Relishes 'Disruptor' Role at AT&T
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Software vendor announces telecom giant's use of its Perimeta SBC, but also its role in aiding transition to virtualized operations.

Share & Share Alike
Column | 8/18/2015

The future of communications depends on technology licensing, according to Ericsson's Monica Magnusson.

AT&T's Spying Activities Risk Backlash
Morris Lore | 8/18/2015

Fresh revelations the operator helped the NSA to spy on the UN could prove damaging.

Big Switch Debuts Elastic Pricing for SDN Fabric
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Also claims impressive 40% growth for six consecutive quarters and 365% growth year-over-year.

Eurobites: Ericsson Forges Global IoT Partnership
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NokaLu moves closer; Orange completes Jazztel acquisition; MTN/Telkom RAN deal blocked.

Here's Who's Making the Big Bucks in Cable
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

From top to bottom, here's a list of how much money cable and media executives earned in 2014.

Keeping Secrets Is Hard in the Year 2030
Wagner’s Ring | 8/18/2015

In Light Reading's original science fiction serial, 'Silence Like Diamonds,' encryption is broken, and security pros find lots of work.

Level 3 Warns of New DDoS Attack Vector
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Its monitoring efforts show the bad guys are starting to use Portmapper services to launch amplified DDoS attacks.

Spectrum Sharing: Mixed Bag for Indian Telcos
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Indian authorities have finally announced rules for the sharing of spectrum, but operators will be disappointed by some of the new guidelines.

RootMetrics Crowns Verizon Top-Performing LTE Again
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

T-Mobile's strong in metro markets, Sprint is making strides and AT&T is a close second, but Verizon is still number one, according to RootMetric's latest nationwide report.

Elitecore Plans to Woo Mobile Advertisers
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

The billing and revenue management specialist is looking to help India's operators make money from WiFi.

Microsoft Gets Deeper Into IoT
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

Redmond releases version of the Windows 10 core OS aimed at developers looking to build Internet of Things embedded devices.

Comcast Readies 'Watchable' Online Service
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

You'd be forgiven for confusing Comcast's multiple online video attempts.

SKT Adopts Ericsson's Telco Cloud Platform
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

South Korean operator is moving towards a deployment of Ericsson's HDS 8000 data center platform as part of its shift towards a software-defined cloud architecture.

Eurobites: Amazon Drones Could Launch First in UK
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Zegona buys Telecable; PT Inovacao 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.

Linux Foundation Launches IO Visor to Speed Network Functions Performance
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

Allows network functions and services to load in the kernel space rather than user space.

Mentor Monday: Vodafone's Shannon Lucas
Wagner’s Ring | 8/17/2015

Women have to stand up for themselves while also enlisting support from men, says the manager of Vodafone's global Customer Innovation Program.

Raptor Rollercoaster Disconnects Phone... & Owner
Jonestown | 8/17/2015

Cellphones and rollercoasters don't mix.

Gigabites: 200 Gig Communities & Counting
News Analysis | 8/14/2015

Infrastructure vendor Adtran is already powering gigabit services for more than 200 communities, and service providers are marking new gigabit milestones as well.

Infinera-Transmode Closing Imminent; Karl's in Charge... of Metro
News Analysis | 8/14/2015

Infinera nears completion of its Transmode acquisition after the Swedish vendor's investors approved the deal.

Rumored Apple TV Service Hits Another Snag
News Analysis | 8/14/2015

Latest Apple rumor has Apple TV launch delayed until 2016. Will the company wait forever?

Like Driverless Cars? Try a Driverless Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 8/14/2015

Light Reading's science fiction serial 'Silence Like Diamonds' imagines a world where one of the most powerful corporations is entirely software-operated, with no employees. If that happens, what would we need people for?

Eurobites: Ofcom Greases Wheels of BT/EE Deal
News Analysis | 8/14/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera and Telenor make concessions on planned Danish merger; Pernille Erenbjerg made CEO of Denmark's TDS; Amazon expands in Africa.

CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix
Between the CEOs | 8/14/2015

Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about data center, cloud and the impact of virtualization in the coming years.

Happy Birthday, [email protected]
Column | 8/14/2015

Reflecting on the pivotal role this technology played in the history of computing on its 10th birthday.

Samsung Gets Into Mobile Payments
News Analysis | 8/14/2015

Can Samsung get an edge in mobile payments with tech that should work with 90% of credit card POS readers?

The Netformx Ecosystem
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 8/14/2015

Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.

FCC Looks to Reform Retrans Rules
News Analysis | 8/13/2015

In seeking to prevent TV blackouts, the FCC wants to give pay-TV providers a leg up in content licensing negotiations with broadcasters.

A Critical Time for Critical Infrastructure
DOS Attack | 8/13/2015

Growing security threats are set to drive critical infrastructure operators to new investment and upgrades of their internal networks.

AT&T Has Its Mobile Video Moment
News Analysis | 8/13/2015

AT&T outlines the future for its integration with DirecTV.

SoftBank Ups Its Stake in Sprint
News Analysis | 8/13/2015

SoftBank has spent $87 million to increase its stake in Sprint to almost 80% as media coverage questions the US operator's future.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Offloads Outliers
News Analysis | 8/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more Israeli mobile misery; bids in for Telekom Srbija; telecom waste in London.

Airtel, RJio Add Impetus to India's 4G Market
News Analysis | 8/13/2015

Bharti Airtel's 4G services launch and the impending entry by Reliance Jio has accelerated the LTE plans of other operators.

RIFT.io Emerges From Stealth With Open Source NFV Plans
News Analysis | 8/13/2015

Announced $16 million series A funding and plans to ship its RIFT.ware software by year end.

Cisco SP Revenue Improves – Finally
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

Improvement reflects the company's transition to the New IP.

Things That Make You Sigh on a Wednesday
From the Founder | 8/12/2015

Men's rights activists have recently filed a lawsuit against a startup that runs events for female entrepreneurs. Is Women in Comms next? We don't think so.

NFV Evaluation: Cisco, Juniper & Others Are On Board
Column | 8/12/2015

This is what industry leadership looks like.

AT&T: SDN Is Slashing Provisioning Cycle Times by up to 95%
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

AT&T's John Donovan said that Network On-Demand is delivering a reduction in provisioning times of up to 95% for its customers in its first 100 cities.

Adtran Unveils VNF Package for vCPE
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

Access equipment vendor joins the virtualization fray with a bundle of integrated virtual CPE functions and a commitment to open APIs for its hardware platforms.

Security Services Boost Cable & Telcos
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

Cable and telecom companies are gaining share -- and a toehold in IoT -- as the home security market expands.

Containers a Critical Piece of Telecom's Future
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

Telecom operators are looking to containers to help create an app-focused architecture and eliminate heavy virtualization overhead.

Eurobites: Europe Gains From Subsea Upgrades
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: profits at Orange's Israeli partner take a dive; Amino completes Entone acquisition; Google heading for collision with BMW over Alphabet.

Verizon On Board With NYC WiFi Subway Build-Out
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

2015 will see more buildout in the Bronx and downtown Manhattan for Transit Wireless.

Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 8/12/2015

Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).

Verizon Revs Up Wireline Race With NG-PON2
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Verizon throws down the gigabit gauntlet with a new NG-PON2 field test and plans to issue an RFP for commercial rollout of the high-speed broadband technology later this year.

Qualcomm M&A Move Signals New Fixed Broadband Battle
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Acquisition of struggling fixed broadband chip vendor sets it against Broadcom and Intel in the battle to win business in the xDSL and G.fast device and infrastructure market.

Verizon EVP: New Data Plans Not Reactionary
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Verizon Plans have been in the works for awhile to simplify pricing, take advantage of back-to-school time and get ready for the new iPhone, Small says.

Sprint Follows T-Mobile Across the Borders
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Open World will give Sprint customers 1GB of free 3G data and unlimited calls and texts to Canada and Mexico in response to T-Mobile and AT&T's moves.

Bell Canada Rolls Out Gig Service
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Canada's largest telco and broadband provider offers its new Gigabit Fibe service to 1.3 million homes in Ontario and Quebec.

Wurl's AdSpring Targets OTT Ad Revenue
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Wurl is launching AdSpring to help pay-TV operators introduce new streaming services and take advantage of new ad revenue.

CENX Adds Investors, $12.5M to Funding
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

VMware among notable additions as software company continues to advance its lifecycle service orchestrator in support of NFV and SDN.

Verizon Aggressively Working on VoLTE Transition
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Verizon EVP David Small says 4 million customers are now using VoLTE as the carrier looks to make it a default and - eventually - only option in 4G phones.

Eurobites: Orange Sells Off Jazztel Assets
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat completes Nigerian towers sale; du does vCPE; CERN collides into New IP.

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
Wagner’s Ring | 8/11/2015

It's software all the way down.

Google Looking for SON Skills
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Google could be getting deeper into cellular network design.

Google Sings 'Alphabet' Song
News Analysis | 8/10/2015

The company's surprise reorganization will allow it to both focus and dream big.

NFV Gets Real – Finally
Column | 8/10/2015

New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.

What DirecTV's Big Sub Loss Means
News Analysis | 8/10/2015

Does DirecTV's loss of 133,000 customers in the second quarter mean that pay-TV cord-cutting is accelerating like mad? Well, yes and no.

CEO Chat With Doug Suriano, Oracle
Between the CEOs | 8/10/2015

Steve Saunders met up with Oracle's Doug Suriano, who talked about why Oracle bought Tekelec and Acme Packet, how it's creating tailored cloud services for different vertical industries, the state of virtualization, why Oracle won't get into systems integration and more.

Pics: A Tour of Chattanooga's Gigabit City
Slide Shows | 8/10/2015

From its gigabit smart grid to its wealth of 3D printing companies to the best tech camp ever, Chattanooga is a hotbed for innovation.

Eurobites: Cyber Attack Hits UK Mobile Giant
News Analysis | 8/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Opera sizes up a sale; Batelco tests TWDM-PON with Huawei; Orange agrees sale of Armenian unit.

Mentor Monday: AT&T's Brooks McCorcle
Que Sera Sarah | 8/10/2015

As president of Partner Solutions for AT&T, McCorcle has helped transform how the organization works with enterprises, but also how it advocates for women in the industry.

Liberty Global Preps for DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis | 8/10/2015

With tests of the next-gen broadband technology now underway in its labs, Liberty Global is gearing up for several field trials early next year and commercial deployments shortly after that.

Gigabites: Ting Scouts NC for New Gig Sites
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

Ting wants to bring gigabit services to new cities, and it's hinting that sites in North Carolina may be on the roadmap for 2016.

Cablevision Chief Sees OTT Shift
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

While it won't happen overnight, Cablevision CEO James Dolan sees OTT video steadily capturing more of the pay-TV market over the next 5 to 10 years.

Verizon Builds Toward OTT Launch
MariNation | 8/7/2015

All of Verizon's work with customers through its digital media services business amounts to a rehearsal for the company's own mobile-first video service launch.

Eurobites: Italian Mobile Rivals Plan JV
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia's H1 hit by one-off charges; tough times for TDC in Denmark; Tele Columbus preps for M&A action.

What if Encryption Just Stopped Working?
Wagner’s Ring | 8/7/2015

That's one of the premises of Light Reading's original science fiction serials, "Silence Like Diamonds."

GM Goes 'All In' on 4G Connected Cars
Slide Shows | 8/7/2015

GM brings two connected Corvettes with Apple CarPlay to Chicago and talks up the success of LTE via its partnership with AT&T.

Arista Sees Weak Demand for White Box Switches
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

CEO Jayshree Ullal says single-digit numbers of its 3,390 customers are looking at white boxes.

CenturyLink Extends Gig, IPTV Services
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

With gigabit service now available in 16 markets, the third-biggest US telco plans to expand its reach to about 700,000 homes by year-end.

Arista: Cisco 'Very Much Like a Patent Troll'
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Arista CEO Jayshree Ullal and top lawyer Marc Taxay use a couple of minutes of the company's earnings call to trash-talk the company that's suing them.

Ciena Absorbs Cyan for New IP Onslaught
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Ciena closes its Cyan acquisition and gets ready to take Cyan's message of multi-domain service orchestration to the world.

Dish's Losses Are Sling TV's Gains
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Dish Network reports overall loss of 81,000 pay-TV subscribers in second quarter but that total masks a much bigger loss in satellite TV subs and a gain in Sling TV customers.

Competitors Cheer FCC's IP Transition Rules
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Interim rules require incumbents to get approval before shutting down copper lines that are in use by competitors.

Industry Coalition Agrees on IP Interconnection
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

The policy debate is under discussion in DC but the technical aspects of interconnecting in the all-IP world are being resolved by a coalition.

UEI Targets Smart Home With Ecolink Buyout
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

UEI, maker of universal remote control technology, intends to acquire smart home solutions provider Ecolink in a deal worth approximately $12.4 million.

DT CEO Sees No Need to Dump T-Mobile
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Deutsche Telekom is pleased with its US subsidiary and doesn't plan to reduce its stake or sell the carrier, focusing instead on getting more low-band spectrum.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Q2 Boosted by US Unit
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OTE hit by redundancy costs; online Brits ditch laptops, pick up smartphones; EE recalls overheating charger.

Mobile Hotspot Hotshot Stars at CableLabs
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Startup wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase contest for its 'Internet of Moving Things' solution that turns cars, buses and other vehicles into mobile WiFi hotspots.

VMware May Buy Its Parent EMC – Report
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

Activist investors Elliott Management are pressuring EMC to improve.

Windstream Ramps Up TV & Commercial Biz
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

Windstream has awarded contracts for its IPTV service to Arris and Synacor, and has won its own deal to deliver voice and Ethernet services to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

DSTAC Still Seeking Common Ground
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

The Downloadable Security Access Technology Advisory Committee (DSTAC) has one more month before it has to present its official recommendations to the FCC.

Netflix Ups the Ante on Parental Leave
Que Sera Sarah | 8/5/2015

Streaming video company says both new moms and dad can take unlimited parental leave, up to one year, without sacrificing pay.

SDN Security Holes Surface in Cisco & White Box Switches
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

The vulnerabilities discovered could allow attackers to take control of a network.

US Wireless Operators' Q2 2015 Scorecard
Que Sera Sarah | 8/5/2015

T-Mobile was the big winner in the second quarter, as it surpassed Sprint in total subscribers, captured the postpaid phone growth and improved its financials.

Eurobites: Ziggo Drags Liberty Down in Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia looks at wholesale business re-jig; Slovenian sale on ice; BT deploys the zombies.

When Will Telco CFOs Say the 'F Word'?
Column | 8/5/2015

Fraud should be part of the risk assessment every telco makes.

Charter Plots Post-Deal Future
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

With its pending TWC and Bright House buyouts now under regulatory review, Charter is planning its strategy for upgrading and integrating those two MSOs' networks into its own.

STMicro Debuts D3.1 Chip for Multi-Gig Speeds
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

New 'Barcelona' DOCSIS 3.1 chipset from STMicroelectronics is now ready for the market.

IT Servers Need Tweaking for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2015

One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware platforms to run network applications and services.

Suddenlink Shrugs Off Video Sub Losses
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

Despite higher video sub losses in Q2, Suddenlink shrugs off dropping Viacom networks and contends it has moved on since the big programming dispute.

Sprint Promises Better LTE on Lower Capex
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

With help from SoftBank, Sprint will deploy thousands of new macro sites and tens of thousands of small cells to improve its network without upping capex.

How Science Fiction Got the Communications Future Wrong
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2015

Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.

Eurobites: Work Starts on Cameroon-Nigeria Link
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: deadline set for Serbian bids; WiTCOM chooses ADVA's ROADM tech; Telecom Italia plugs into smart metering program.

Sprint Swaps in a New CFO, COO & CTO
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Carrier brings in a new CFO and COO and promotes John Saw to CTO in the latest of a string of shake-ups as it looks to regain its footing in the US.

ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.

Apple MVNO Rumors Resurface With a Twist
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Analyst suggests that Apple MVNO rumors are likely true, but that the company will only be offering data service for its iPads and Macs, not iPhones.

FCC Plan Could Stymie Rural Broadband
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Proposed model for cost recovery produces widely varying and unpredictable results, leaving rural companies uncertain about buildouts.

CEO Chat With Hans Vestberg, Ericsson
Between the CEOs | 8/3/2015

Steve Saunders met up with Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, who talked about using next-generation comms tech as a force for good, as well as a foundation for good business.

OpenDaylight Summit in Pics: Behold, the Beard Is Resplendent
Slide Shows | 8/3/2015

The conference was splendid. Accommodations were not.

AT&T Starts DirecTV Era With New Bundles
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Carrier offers a bundle of four HD and DVR receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines and 10GB of shareable wireless data for $200 per month.

Hitron Snags 2 MSOs for New D3.0 Modem
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Equipment maker signs up Suddenlink & GCI for its new 'gigabit cable modem,' which bonds 32 channels to support downstream speed bursts as high as 1.2 Gbit/s.

Video Pre-Processing Promises Bandwidth Boost
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Vantrix has integrated InterDigital's perceptual pre-processing technology with its Vantrix Media Platform, promising to reduce bandwidth needed for video delivery by up to 50%.

NFV's Unexpected Bonus
Column | 8/3/2015

Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.

Eurobites: Nokia Seals HERE Sale
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobily swings to a Q2 loss; mobile boosts Telkom's fiscal Q1; BT launches 4K sports content.

JDSU's Viavi Emerges With Broader SDN Focus
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

JDSU has officially split into two companies, Viavi and Lumentum, with the former expanding its focus beyond telcos and into software-based service assurance.

TechTown Trains Future Techies
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Best camp ever! Chattanooga is famous for its gigabit network, but it also just opened up a new TechTown facility for teaching kids how to code for Minecraft, use a 3D printer and more.

Mentor Monday: Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf
Que Sera Sarah | 8/3/2015

Styf, Telecom Italia's VP of engineering and de facto 'idea woman,' shares her experiences as a woman in comms and advice for other women in the industry.

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