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Infinera's Big Customer Reveal: Facebook
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

Infinera announces Facebook as a customer, a surprising acknowledgement further validating its reported success with the web services giants.

Charter Snatches Bright House
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

Charter plans to buy Bright House for $10.4 billion, assuming that Comcast's deal to acquire Time Warner Cable wins US government approval.

Comcast Commits Cash, CFO to New Company
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

Comcast is committing $4 billion to a new strategic investment company that will be headed up by current Comcast CFO Michael J. Angelakis.

Australia's NBN Launches FTTB Service
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

The government-backed operator says an FTTN launch in the third quarter will follow its recent introduction of FTTB technology.

Apigee Aims to Provide IoT's Missing Link
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

IPO-bound vendor wants to use open-source APIs to make IoT devices talk to each other and the cloud.

Huawei Profits Soar on 4G, Smartphone Sales
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

Domestic sales of TDD LTE equipment and the performance of its smartphone business fueled earnings growth at Huawei in 2014.

Eurobites: BT, Virgin Form Unlikely Alliance
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alcatel-Lucent prepares for submarine unit IPO; EchoStar takes a stake in Kudelski's set-top box arm; Ericsson extends services contract with Telenor Denmark.

Open Source 'CloudRouter' Aims to Simplify Cloud Migration
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

The software is designed to run anywhere, on bare metal, as a virtual image in a hypervisor, or in container images in the cloud.

Arista Offers Software à la Carte
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

Hints at possibly offering its operating system on white box switches.

Sprint to Bring 540 Jobs, LTE-A to Chicago
News Analysis | 3/30/2015

The Windy City will be Sprint's starting point for network upgrades as it plans to deploy LTE-Advanced in Chicago, as well as add 115 stores and 540 jobs in the city in 2015.

ALU, Verizon Tune In to Wavelength Routing
News Analysis | 3/30/2015

Alcatel-Lucent adds Wave Router Engine software to existing 100G hardware to achieve new level of wavelength routing and management.

South Korean MSO Taps Alticast for 4K Help
News Analysis | 3/30/2015

CJ Hallovision, South Korea's largest cable operator, selects Alticast's AltiProject conditional access solution for securing its rollout of Ultra HD programming.

FCC Suffers Content Security's Growing Pains
News Analysis | 3/30/2015

The rapidly changing content and security landscapes are causing issues for the FCC's Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee.

T-Mobile Aims to Close Map Gap on Its Own
News Analysis | 3/30/2015

T-Mobile is providing potential customers with its own coverage maps, including crowd-sourced subscriber data and third-party data to provide a more dynamic view of its network.

Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
Shades of Ray | 3/30/2015

Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.

Eurobites: Interoute Gets Private Equity Boost
News Analysis | 3/30/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone fattens up Wallet offering; Sicily gains Internet exchange; Telecom Italia prepares towers listing.

AlcaLu Lands 'Top 3' 4G Deal at China Telecom
News Analysis | 3/30/2015

Vendor will provide FDD LTE technology to China's third largest mobile operator in some of the country's biggest cities.

Report: Intel Buying Altera?
News Analysis | 3/27/2015

WSJ says that Intel is in the early stages of talks to buy Altera.

Idea, Airtel, Vodafone Splash Out on Indian Airwaves
News Analysis | 3/27/2015

India's three biggest mobile operators spent heavily to renew licenses and amass 3G spectrum.

Carriers Are Bright Spot in BlackBerry Q4
News Analysis | 3/27/2015

CEO Chen says that BlackBerry is getting the most retail support from carriers it's seen in years, but it's still struggling to turn around both its hardware and software businesses.

TV Everywhere Nears Mainstream Adoption
News Analysis | 3/27/2015

Adobe benchmark report shows TV Everywhere usage strongly on the rise over the past two years, finally reaching beyond the "early adopter" stage.

Juniper Pics: Ice Cream Makes Everything Better
Slide Shows | 3/27/2015

Whether Juniper truly has its act together remains to be seen, but it undeniably proved it has delicious snacks.

Nokia to Manage Vodafone's Australian Networks from India
News Analysis | 3/27/2015

Finnish equipment supplier will look after the Australian mobile operator's networks through a deal valued at $200 million.

Eurobites: Telefónica Faces Tax Fine in Peru
News Analysis | 3/27/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up in Botswana; EE's complaints handing probe; Telekom Austria's Turkish MVNO.

WiFi Fuels the Social-Local-Mobile Movement
Column | 3/27/2015

Wi-Fi Alliance members have created Wi-Fi Aware technology to bring local experiences to life -- without requiring access to the Internet or GPS.

Cable Sweats SDN/NFV Challenges
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

Seeking to ease the growing bandwidth demands on their access networks, cable technologists are pursuing ways to virtualize headend equipment and network functions but face a number of big challenges.

AT&T Woos SMBs With Small-Scale WiFi
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

New WiFi-small site service lets SMBs set up their own AT&T access points to offer free public WiFi to customers as competition for smaller enterprises heats up in the US.

Comcast Says TWC Deal Will Close Later
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

Comcast now expects the federal regulatory review of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable to extend well into the summer.

OFC: Huawei Eyes Transport SDN Deals
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

Huawei sees more transport SDN projects coming before year's end, as the company shows off its first ONOS-based demonstrations.

Telefónica Pursues 4G-for-the-Masses Strategy
Morris Lore | 3/26/2015

The Spanish incumbent is avoiding some of the publicity-grabbing 4G moves of its rivals.

Just Don't Say IBM Is 'Relaunching' Networking Business
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

Breaks its long silence to discuss changes in its networking business.

Eurobites: EC Plots Its Digital Single Market
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.

Corsa Looks to Bring SDN to the WAN
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

Uses custom hardware with SDN, which is kind of a contradiction, like kosher bacon.

True or False, Telecom-Style
Rewired | 3/26/2015

Rutberg's Rejeev Chand gets FCC's Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.

Average US Broadband Speeds No Great Shakes
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

Akamai's latest State of the Internet Report puts the average broadband connection speed in the US at 11.1 Mbit/s.

Enterprises Not Yet Embracing Cloud DR
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

NTT survey shows despite the lower cost and greater flexibility of cloud-based disaster recovery, enterprises still lag in planning and testing.

India's Mega Spectrum Sale Garners $17.5B
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

The world's biggest-ever sale of spectrum raises $17.5B for India's government.

Facebook Wants to See Optical Sector M&A
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

The social media giant loves silicon photonics, but sees too many small companies developing it to achieve scale.

BT Backs G.fast for Backhaul
Shades of Ray | 3/25/2015

British carrier really wants to sweat that copper plant and sees a real opportunity to use that asset for high-speed backhaul.

IoT Council, CityWorks Coalesce in Chicago
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

Chicago aims to be the epicenter of IoT as both the Illinois Technology Association and Microsoft bring together separate public-private groups that want to play a role.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

India's third-largest operator is slowly and steadily closing the gap with its bigger rivals.

Accedian Takes Virtual CPE to the Minimum
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

'Bite-sized' devices support maximum flexibility at the edge and continue Accedian's history of service assurance.

BT Threatens Price War With New 4G Offer
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

The UK fixed-line incumbent has marked its entry into mobile with the launch of a cut-price 4G service.

Eurobites: Ericsson Makes More 5G R&D Connections
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT re-enters mobile with SIM-only deals; Hungary reconsiders telecom tax; CommProve lands African gig.

Oracle Demos New NFV Orchestration Smarts
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

Working with Intel, software vendor designs service orchestration that pulls together specific resources for highly optimized functions and apps.

NTT LTE-A: How You Like Them Dumplings?
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

NTT DoCoMo takes the airborne food cooking 4G LTE-Advanced analogy ad a step further into the absurd.

Net Neutrality Suits: Only The Beginning?
Alantown | 3/24/2015

Now that USTelecom and a Texas-based ISP have filed the first lawsuits against the FCC's new Title II rules, will cable, wireless and other trade groups join in the fun?

Sedona Boasts Multilayer Network Orchestrator
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

Israeli startup bases bold claims of capex savings for telcos on software that unifies management of the optical and IP planes.

Telefónica Seals $15.2B O2 Sale to Hutchison
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

If regulators approve the deal, a merger between 3 and O2 will create the UK's biggest mobile operator.

Google Hires Wall Street's Most Influential Woman as CFO
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

Morgan's Stanley's Ruth Porat will replace Patrick Pichette as CFO, Google revealed Tuesday.

Cisco Scores 'Shocking' 100G Metro Deal at Verizon
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

The rumors were true! Cisco joins Ciena in Verizon's next-generation metro transport network, and that spells bad news for Fujitsu and Coriant.

CEO Chat With Thibaut Bechetoille, Qosmos
Between the CEOs | 3/24/2015

LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.

Startup Cohere Raises $35M for 5G Modulation
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

Australian operator Telstra will be among the first to test the company's OTFS technology that it says will help them add capacity for a 5G future.

EZchip Pitches New Chips at NFV
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

Networking chip specialist is targeting the high end of the multicore server market with an ARM-based processor that can meet the needs of SDN and NFV deployments.

Sonus Stock Crashes on Lost Orders
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

Order fallout prompts slashing of revenue projections by 33% and trading is halted as Sonus shares tumble.

Eurobites: Hutchison's O2 Deal Poised for Take-Off
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica invests in mobile OS startup; Deutsche Telekom opens 5G lab; Amazon Fire TV Sticks it to Europe.

Icontrol Unlocks New Revenue Channel
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

After making its name in the cable market, Icontrol is entering the independent security dealer market with Icontrol One.

India's Big Four Drive Market Growth
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

India's telecom market is on the cusp of including 1 billion customers thanks to gains by the country's biggest mobile operators.

Get Your Kicks at BTE: Enter Our 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament
Shades of Ray | 3/24/2015

If you think you can show us some silky soccer skills this June, sign up for the Light Reading five-a-side soccer tournament that's taking place in the middle of the Big Telecom Event show floor in Chicago.

The Rise of Industry 4.0
LRTV Documentaries | 3/24/2015

Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.

CityFibre Sees Backhaul Interest From O2, Vodafone
News Analysis | 3/23/2015

The fiber network operator believes a merger between BT and EE will drive the UK's other mobile players into its backhaul embrace.

NTT, UBIqube Team on Managed Security DevOps
News Analysis | 3/23/2015

Network operator, software vendor team up to allow NTT to deliver managed security services on-demand alongside its cloud services.

Google Fiber Tees Up Targeted Ads in KC
News Analysis | 3/23/2015

Google Fiber's 27,000 video subscribers in the Kansas City metro area are about to get their first dose of targeted advertising from their new pay-TV provider.

Data Center Interconnect to Star at OFC 2015
News Analysis | 3/23/2015

Data center interconnect is clearly going to be in the limelight this week at OFC 2015, and that's reflected in the pre-show noise.

Infinera Asks: Hungry for a Slice of Photonics?
News Analysis | 3/23/2015

Infinera offers new PICs with sliceable bandwidth to address emerging metro needs.

Eurobites: BT Jumps Into Mobile With MVNO
News Analysis | 3/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain deploys small cells; Ethiopian operator uses AlcaLu's CEM; UK telcos push for cheaper mast rental.

Open Compute Project Hits Critical Mass
Wagner’s Ring | 3/23/2015

Support from major vendors adds reality to the vision of open source data center hardware.

Women in Tech Coming Into Focus
Que Sera Sarah | 3/20/2015

There is progress being made as tech firms begin to make women a priority, but there's still a long road ahead to redress the gender balance.

Will Open Source Groups Keep Windows Open?
Rewired | 3/20/2015

New open source group provides substantial industry insight at MWC -- here's hoping they keep up the effort to keep non-members informed.

Cable Starts Scoring With OTT
News Analysis | 3/20/2015

Several cable companies revealed promising early results from their OTT video integration efforts at the Light Reading Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies conference this week.

Open Networking Acronym Soup
Column | 3/20/2015

Bamboozled by the flood of abbreviations and acronyms that SDN and NFV have inspired? Here's a guide to some of the key standards bodies whose initials you will need to know.

Eurobites: Orange Acquires 'Spy-Proof' Cloud
News Analysis | 3/20/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange monetizes SDN/NFV service; Vodafone agrees to buy Metroweb stake; Sky offloads betting business.

Telecom Italia Forecasts Some Pain Relief
News Analysis | 3/20/2015

The Italian incumbent expects sales to decline less sharply this year than last and hopes its investment plan will stabilize earnings next year.

OCP Summit 2015 in Pics: 'His Beard Is So Majestic'
Slide Shows | 3/20/2015

See OCP Foundation President and Chairman Frank Frankovsky's majestic beard, and CEO Corey Bell's magnificent sweater.

America Faces Critical Emoji Gap
Wagner’s Ring | 3/20/2015

Emoji reflect the culture of Japan, leaving Americans wanting to talk about burritos with nothing to say.

Tag Team Takes On Apple Watch
Que Sera Sarah | 3/19/2015

Swiss giant Tag Heuer has teamed up with Google and Intel to take on Apple with a smartwatch of their own as the wearables category starts to heat up.

Prepping for D3.1, Cox Expands All-Digital
News Analysis | 3/19/2015

Cox Communications' transition to all-digital TV has extended to two more markets - Rhode Island and Tulsa, Okla. - with several more on the way.

Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
Shades of Ray | 3/19/2015

The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!

NetScout: Service Assurance Still a Must for Virtual Realm
News Analysis | 3/19/2015

NetScout exec tells cable execs the next generation of service assurance must combine physical and virtual probes and not affect performance.

India's Spectrum Sale Shatters Records
News Analysis | 3/19/2015

Yet to wrap up, India latest frequency sale has already seen operators bid more than in the 2010 auction. Is the industry heading for another downturn?

China Mobile Profits Fall on 4G Spending
News Analysis | 3/19/2015

China's biggest mobile operator has warned investors that competition in the 4G market will intensify in the months ahead.

Eurobites: Ofcom Puts the Squeeze on BT
News Analysis | 3/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes Peterborough project; Morocco 4G auction raises $200; is it all over for Uber?

KVH Looks to OpenStack for Private Cloud
News Analysis | 3/19/2015

The service provider wants to move beyond its current financial-sector customer base and into the general enterprise.

T-Mobile Looks to Shake Up Mobile Market for Businesses
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

Now T-Mobile takes aim at SMB wireless market in the US.

Microsemi Snaps Up Vitesse for $389M
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

It's more M&A for the semiconductor space as Microsemi acquires Vitesse to expand its growth in emerging markets.

Gigabit Trend Grows in Eastern Oregon
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

Eastern Oregon Telecom is deploying a fiber network past 8,000 homes and businesses, many of them rural.

How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions
LRTV Documentaries | 3/18/2015

Carsten Rossenhovel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.

Orange Unveils NFV-Based Offering for SMBs
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

A new offering from the French service provider will let business customers set up and manage services dynamically using a web portal.

AT&T & Friends Form Rewards Program
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

The carrier is joining forces with American Express, ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide, Ride Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu to launch a loyalty program for their customers.

TWC Delivers First QAM Video Over CCAP
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

Outgoing Time Warner Cable EVP Mike Hayashi has announced that TWC is the first to deliver QAM video over a CCAP platform.

ADVA Gets Real About Virtualization
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

The optical equipment vendor is expanding its line-up of network interface devices as part of a new NFV strategy.

Ericsson: Marketing Must Adapt to SDN World
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

Service providers have yet to think about the impact SDN and NFV will have on marketing and troubleshooting.

Pics: Meet 'Big Bertha' at Juniper's Data Center Lab!
Slide Shows | 3/18/2015

Juniper uses its POC Lab to put its gear through its paces and win customers.

Eurobites: Vodafone Sues O2 for $15M in Czech Republic
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Imagination shares slip on licensing slowdown news; Tele2 upgrades with Huawei in Croatia; Russia's MTS forecasts stormy weather.

Comcast Puts DOCSIS 3.1 Live in the Field
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

Comcast is running its first field tests of the next-gen DOCSIS 3.1 broadband spec, with the aim of deploying D3.1 and the gigabit services it will enable broadly, starting in 2016.

GSMA Opens a Mobile Marketplace
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

Industry association has 1,300 companies signed up at launch.

Bandwidth On-Demand Raises Business Model Concerns
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Operators are looking to NFV and SDN to support the rollout of more flexible offerings, but what does this mean for their business model?

Cox's Athena to Virtualize Home Network
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

New project builds on CableLabs' virtual CPE work to create personal cloud environments for customers to simplify home networks/services.

Infinera Urges Cable Toward Optical Innovation
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Adding capacity isn't enough to meet long-term demand. Cable must also add Flex-Grid, multi-layer switching, CDC ROADMs and more.

Fastback & Sub10 Merge for Millimeter Future
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Fastback and Sub10 look to create a high-frequency radio backhaul system for a 5G future.

The Race Is on for Skinny TV
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Cablevision's plans to offer HBO Now with a broadband subscription and rumors that Apple will launch an online video service show that interest in skinnier TV bundles is growing.

Cable Should Jump on OTT Bandwagon Now
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick advises US MSOs to see the writing on the wall, spelling N-E-T-F-L-I-X as they see pay-TV subs slipping.

Imagine Debuts CloudXtream
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Imagine Communications is launching CloudXtream, a new end-to-end video platform for multiscreen video services.

Eurobites: Orange Plans €15B Networks Upgrade
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei strengthens German ties; ETNO pushes for net partiality; Sky invests in OTT startup.

Cisco Beefs Up Carrier Routing
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Introduces a virtual router, routing software upgrade and new line cards for its edge router.

Cable Weighs Ways to Go Virtual
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Seeking to ease bandwidth pressures on their access networks, cable technologists are exploring various ways to virtualize headend equipment and network functions so they can expand capacity and cut costs.

Are Overlays the Answer for Telco Data Centers?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/16/2015

Overlays have been proposed as a way to bring the benefits of virtualization to the telco data center networking domain.

Might SDN & NFV Help Telcos Crack Open the SMB Market?
Shades of Ray | 3/16/2015

The recent test of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution by independent test lab EANTC suggests the SMB market might at last be a viable one for telcos.

Allworx Simplifies VoIP/UC for SMBs
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

The VoIP equipment arm of Windstream simplifies the way smaller firms can access advanced features, such as mobile convergence, with new servers.

Sprint Officially Unveils Workplace-as-a-Service
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

Carrier's enterprise managed services bundle includes connectivity, unified communications via Lync, MDM and tech support.

Vodafone Claims to Beat German Rivals to VoLTE
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

Germany's network operators are preparing to add VoLTE to their respective arsenals as they battle over mobile customers.

Chip M&A: What's Next for MACOM?
DOS Attack | 3/16/2015

Semiconductor firm MACOM has been an acquirer in recent years, but will that continue as sector consolidation persists?

Ericsson Buys Telecom Biz of Chinese IT Firm
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

Vendor will take on 1,000 of Sunrise's IT employees to strengthen its OSS/BSS play in China.

10 Unusual Places to Stick a Small Cell
Slide Shows | 3/16/2015

We know all the expected places that small cells are being placed these days, but where should they really go? In this slideshow, we go beyond the lamppost and explore ten of the most unusual places where we think small cells should be hanging out.

AT&T Sends Strong Signal in New Ads
Que Sera Sarah | 3/16/2015

New commercials boast that AT&T has the 'strongest 4G LTE signal strength,' as the big four US carriers shake up their marketing messages and marketing execs.

4G Devices Hit Affordability Mark in India
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

As operators prepare to roll out their 4G networks, device costs are finally coming down.

FCC Stops Clock on Merger Madness
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

The FCC has again stopped its review of merger transactions involving Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, AT&T and DirecTV pending a court ruling.

Eurobites: Germany Invests €10B in Better Broadband
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT/EE merger under scrutiny; Rostelecom's fixed-line loss; small is beautiful for UK's ISPs.

Think Outside the White Box
Column | 3/16/2015

Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.

Think Outside the White Box
From the Founder | 3/16/2015

Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.

Why Charter Fancies Bright House
News Analysis | 3/13/2015

Although neither large US MSO will confirm press reports that a Charter buyout of Bright House may be in the works, such a deal would offer strong benefits to both cable companies.

LTE Reaches Half a Billion Users Worldwide
News Analysis | 3/13/2015

Asia is now the global leader in LTE connections, but North America still wins on penetration, and its speeds are increasing too, according to several reports out this week.

3 UK to Launch VoLTE by September
News Analysis | 3/13/2015

With three network operators plotting VoLTE launches, the UK's mobile market could soon be a hive of VoLTE activity.

Eurobites: Swisscom Tests Low-Power IoT Network
News Analysis | 3/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom hires former SFR man; Netflix splashes out on content; T-Mobile Poland wants your Bitcoin.

Cyan's CenturyLink Win Built on Experience, Flexibility
News Analysis | 3/13/2015

VP James Feger says the ability to deliver new services through APIs and a quiet but well-documented track record won the day.

NBN Takes DOCSIS 3.1 Down Under
News Analysis | 3/13/2015

NBN Co., Australia's government-backed broadband operator, plans to join Comcast, Liberty Global and Cox in rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 over HFC lines, starting early next year.

Monitoring MWC With JDSU
LRTV Documentaries | 3/13/2015

At Mobile World Congress 2015, JDSU had a tool that showed how well Spain's four mobile operators were performing in near real-time in terms of signal strength and service availability on the MWC show floor.

Alcatel-Lucent Adds Depth to Its Metro Lineup
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

Vendor inserts metro edge box in platform family covering metro needs from core to access.

Bell Labs Prez: 40Gbit/s Copper on Horizon
Morris Lore | 3/12/2015

Marcus Weldon says 10Gbit/s XG-FAST technology is not the end game for copper.

Telco Systems Puts NFV Ecosystem on Edge
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

The latest vendor ecosystem, the Open Edge Alliance, tries to bring services and applications together at the edge of the network.

Net Neutrality Rules Pass on Interconnection
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

Text of FCC Open Internet order spells out rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization but says agency isn't yet ready to regulate interconnection.

NFV's Looming Battle: Systems Integration
Shades of Ray | 3/12/2015

As NFV moves out of the lab and into networks, a major and important battle is set to take place to win key systems integration deals.

Suddenlink Sounds Alarm for Smart Homes
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

Alarm.com is breaking into the cable market with a customer win for its smart home solution at US MSO Suddenlink Communications.

Eurobites: Ofcom Assesses State of the Digital Nation
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu partners with startup hub; Ericsson goes to the Opera; euro-cablers buoyant; Nokia mapping on iOS.

Iliad Plans Next Assault on French Rivals
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

The French telecom upstart is eyeing up a much bigger share of the country's mobile market than it currently serves.

CenturyLink Lands on Cyan's Blue Planet
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

Third-largest US carrier chooses Cyan's Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator for key role in delivering services over its converged network and cloud.

Security Compliance Still a Moving Target
Rewired | 3/12/2015

In the wake of major breaches, enterprises are working harder to get compliance, but not hard enough to stay that way.

Juniper Doubles Down on Custom Silicon
Wagner’s Ring | 3/12/2015

In an effort to put a grim year behind it, Juniper has introduced a router based on new chips, new switches and security and management services.

Alcatel-Lucent: Enabling the New IP
From the Founder | 3/12/2015

Alcatel-Lucent's Steve Vogelsang talked to Light Reading's Steve Saunders at The New IP event about the key components of the New IP and how service providers can rethink their networks for business growth.

What's Up With WiFi?
LRTV Interviews | 3/12/2015

Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa talks about voice-over-WiFi and the upcoming introduction of Wi-Fi Aware, or Smart WiFi.

Verizon, Sony Primp for OTT Debuts
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

Verizon has signed new content deals for its upcoming online video service while Sony is planning to launch its PlayStation Vue OTT offering in select cities later this month.

MRV's New Refocuser Refocuses on Refocusing
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The packet optical vendor tries again to invest in its future without giving up on its past.

AT&T Sees Brightest Future in the Enterprise
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

CFO John Stephens says that AT&T will be a business services provider first with its combined wireline and wireless assets and recent acquisitions under its belt.

Ooredoo Profits Tumble Despite Sub Growth
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The Qatari incumbent's earnings have been hit by various setbacks across its emerging-market operations.

When Gigabit Communities Go Rogue
The Gigabot | 3/11/2015

A private community in Florida takes broadband matters into its own hands and builds out a gigabit-speed network.

Broadcom Chips In on 4K Android Box
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

Broadcom's silicon is powering the first Ultra HD Android set-top box offered by French service provider Free.

AT&T, Verizon CFOs Predict Title II Litigation
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

AT&T and Verizon's CFOs reiterate their disdain for the FCC's new net neutrality regulation, noting that they need to see the documents, but warning litigation is bound to result.

Ericsson to Cut 2,200 Swedish Jobs
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The Swedish equipment maker is laying off about 13% of its Swedish workforce as part of cost-cutting efforts.

Eurobites: Italian Mobile Merger Moves Closer
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia revs up its fiber; Megafon upgrades network with Nokia; 'ice age' coming for Swiss watch industry.

Cisco, Microsoft Come Together in the Cloud
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The vendors are joining forces to create the Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform that combines IaaS, PaaS and SaaS in one.

OPNFV Still Basic, 'Not Sexy' Yet
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

First software release from the Open Platform for NFV Project addresses foundational issues such as the initial build and creating automated test scripts.

India Spectrum Bids Trigger Debt Fears
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

With bid levels heading towards the $15 billion mark, rising debts among Indian operators are becoming a big concern.

Facebook Releases Data Center Tech
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The hypercloud operator is releasing the specs of its Wedge switch, a new server called Yosemite and management software.

Key SDN, Metro Steps for Infinera
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Transport vendor has evolved its SDN 'middleware' and is believed to be on course to unveil its next metro 100G product in the second half of the year.

Pacnet Offers Transport SDN Services
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Self-service Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) now goes to 100 Gbit/s.

OPNFV Set to Unveil First Code Release
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

After six months of formal meetings, the group is solidifying the NFV infrastructure hardware and providing a timeline and its first software.

Vapor Pushes Data Centers to the Edge
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Startup creates small footprint data center plus new monitoring system to enable automated movement of workloads.

China Mobile Warms to FDD LTE
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

The international cheerleader for TDD LTE has reportedly applied for a license to operate FDD LTE technology.

HBO Now Goes With Apple for Now
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Without cable or other pay-TV partners on board, HBO has signed up Apple as its exclusive distribution partner (for three months) for the new online HBO Now service.

Cisco: IP Is The Unifier
From the Founder | 3/10/2015

Cisco's Kelly Ahuja talked to Light Reading's Steve Saunders at The New IP event about how businesses can leverage New IP technology to solve challenges.

Verizon Scales Up Small Cells, AT&T Cuts Back
Que Sera Sarah | 3/10/2015

Verizon reiterates plans to use small cells in markets where it didn't acquire AWS spectrum, while AT&T has reportedly scaled back plans to deploy 40,000 small cells this year.

SDN Migration: Ensuring a Smooth Flight
Column | 3/10/2015

There are a number of key questions to consider before any SDN migration plans are put into action.

Apple Watch Has No Time for Operators
Morris Lore | 3/10/2015

Apple's latest gadget cuts operators out of the picture, but it may force service providers to consider their broader wearables strategies.

Eurobites: Free's Price Drop Spooks Rivals
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: major train WiFi project in Moscow; Zayo provides London link to Amazon Web Services; TIC targets fraud.

A Video Rose by Any Other Name?
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Comments on the FCC's proposal to update the definition of a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) are streaming in, and opinions vary greatly.

Saddle Up for Comptel
LRTV Documentaries | 3/10/2015

Service provider IT specialist Comptel was raising money for charity at Mobile World Congress by showing people just how unfit they are...

Netsocket's NFV Assets Salvaged by FTTH Vendor
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

After acquiring Netsocket's NFV assets, iPhotonix is launching an integrated optical access and virtualization solution.

Poll: 5G Steals the Spotlight at MWC
Que Sera Sarah | 3/10/2015

More than 1,720 of you voted in our poll on MWC's biggest trends, letting us know that while SDN/NFV were originally expected to be the hottest topics, 5G dominated the show floor.

Orange Fosters Gigabit App Development
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

The French operator operates a Silicon Valley lab with the goal of prompting more gigabit network application creation.

Bright House, TWC Press on Broadband Pedal
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

Bright House Networks will boost its maximum download speeds to 300 Mbit/s in its Florida regions, while Time Warner Cable plans to do the same in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.

Going Gets Tough for India's Smaller Telcos
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

India's latest spectrum auction could widen the gulf between the biggest and smallest operators.

Net Neutrality Arguments Have Historical Echo
Wagner’s Ring | 3/9/2015

One opponent of the new media regulations warned of 'Hitlerization.'

In the Lab: Cisco Service Provider SDN Test
LRTV Documentaries | 3/9/2015

The story behind Light Reading and EANTC's validation of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution.

TeliaSonera Preps Multi-Country VoLTE
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

The Nordic operator is looking to virtualization technologies to support the speedy launch of services across multiple markets.

Ruckus CEO Talks Voice-Over-WiFi
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2015

At MWC 2015, Selina Lo, CEO of carrier WiFi systems specialist Ruckus Wireless, talks about voice-over-WiFi and the growing use of WiFi by cable operators.

Eurobites: EU Sounds Warning on Merger-Mania
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 Austria goes mobile; M-Pesa mobile money transfer connects Tanzania and Kenya; UK smart meters plan faltering.

Canada Raises $1.7B in AWS-3 Auction
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

Restrictions on the 'big three' operators worked to new entrants' advantage during Canada's AWS-3 sale.

WATCH: Taiwanese Animators Skewer Net Neutrality
Wagner’s Ring | 3/6/2015

Political satire Chinese-style.

First Impressions of the 'Tele-Phone' From 1876
Wagner’s Ring | 3/6/2015

"The tele-phone is a curious device that might fairly find place in the magic of Arabian Tales."

Cable Extends US Broadband Dominance
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

Still showing no signs of slowing down, broadband subscriber growth surged again last year for US cable operators, even as their video customer totals kept plunging.

Opera Sees Toll-Free Data Catching On
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

The software player's experiences suggest operators in emerging markets are warming to the 'freemium' Internet model.

Ciena: We're 'Well Placed' for Verizon Metro 100G
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

Ciena's CEO is feeling confident about Ciena's chance to win part of Verizon's upcoming metro 100G contract.

SoftBank Bringing Self-Learning Tools to Sprint
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

Sprint's new technical COO, SoftBank's Junichi Miyakawa, says the carrier will soon start using automated detection and self-learning tools to improve its LTE network.

Eurobites: MTS Income Hit by Bust Bank
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France gets taste for fiber; Telekom Austria poaches Ericsson exec; EE on recruitment drive.

Growth of the 5G Ecosystem
Que Sera Sarah | 3/6/2015

Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.

NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision
LRTV Interviews | 3/6/2015

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.

ACA Doesn't Buy FCC's Rate Reg Reassurances
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

The FCC's Gigi Sohn says rate regulation of ISPs under Title II won't happen. But the American Cable Association isn't reassured.

Ericsson, Intel Target Telco Data Centers
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

Partners develop data center system targeted at telcos in a bid to replace commercial off-the-shelf storage and computing platforms.

US Pay-TV Providers Pile Up New Losses
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers shed 125,000 video subscribers in 2014, making it the industry's second straight down year.

Ciena Revenue Disappoints, Metro Promise Remains
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

Ciena posted revenue that missed expectations, but the vendor remains focused on the coming metro 100G market opportunity.

CEO Chat With Simone Battiferri, Telecom Italia
Between the CEOs | 3/5/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.

Synacor, thePlatform Tie Multiscreen Knot
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

Synacor teams up with Comcast-owned online video publishing unit to assemble a comprehensive multiscreen video solution for pay-TV service and content providers.

Eurobites: Roaming Charges Likely to Stay Until 2018
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria introduces LTE-based smart meters; former Virgin Media execs take AIM at turnarounds; Ericsson's small cells go Dutch.

Pertino Cracks Japan Market With Softbank
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

SoftBank Commerce & Services will serve as distribution channel for Pertino into Japanese market targeting integrators, MSPs and ISPs.

DC Insiders Handicap Cable's Big Merger
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

The big guns of the pay-TV legal world split over whether Comcast would, and should, win federal regulatory approval to acquire Time Warner Cable at the ACA Summit.

Alibaba 'Planting a Flag' in US Cloud Market
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

Opening its first international data center in Silicon Valley as it tests the waters for US cloud services.

BICS Preps VoLTE Trials With 10 Operators
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

The Belgian international carrier is preparing to meet an expected surge in demand for international VoLTE products.

Sling TV Goes Hollywood
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

Dish is adding AMC and IFC to its Sling TV channel line-up today and introducing a new 'Hollywood Extra' add-on package with content from EPIX networks and Sundance TV.

New CenturyLink CTO in Major Overhaul
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

To transform a legacy telco into an 'agile' IT services organization, Hussain is demolishing silos and creating a horizontal company structure.

DT to Bring Smart Home Into Netherlands, UK
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

Smart home services based on Deutsche Telekom's Qivicon platform will launch in new markets this year.

CEO Chat With Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom
Between the CEOs | 3/4/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.

Mavenir, T-Mobile Confirm US RCS Launches
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

2015 will be a big year as Mavenir says all four US operators will launch RCS, backing up statements a T-Mobile VP made about its plans.

Eurobites: Italy to Invest €6B in Better Broadband
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telefonica's NFV coziness to continue; MTN profits rise on data growth; Deutsche Telekom to push Microsoft's Lumia.

Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2015

At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.

Brocade Aims for Global Mobile Domination
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Brocade got into the mobile business six months ago. With the acquisition of Connectem, announced this week, Brocade aims to dominate.

NTT Making Aggressive Data Center Push
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Latest deal makes Japanese telecom giant third largest data center operator in Europe and extends reach of its one-stop global ICT strategy.

Orange Weighs Outsourcing of Africa Ops
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

After signing a major European outsourcing deal with Ericsson, Orange is now considering its options in Africa.

Wheeler: We'll Enforce Title II 'Case-By-Case'
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler didn't add too much clarity to how Title II would be enforced during his MWC keynote, noting only that it'd be on a case-by-case basis.

Report Sees Cable Capex Heading South
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

In its latest report, Infonetics Research predicts that DOCSIS channel shipments will slip 7% in the first quarter, largely because of Comcast's pending takeover of Time Warner Cable, after a stellar 2014.

5G Use Cases, Pre-Standards Groups Proliferate
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Everyone wants to have a say in how 5G will develop, with many different groups outlining their visions of 5G and vowing to play nice with the other groups.

5G Visions Dazzle at MWC
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

5G promises to improve your life, not just speed your mobile Internet connection.

Pace Picks Up New Comcast Set-Top
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Pace has filed documents with the FCC showing a new gateway device designed for Comcast's next-generation X1 IP video platform.

CL Cloud: Empowering Channel a Priority
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

CenturyLink Cloud is bringing a new open source estimator and other functionalities to its channel partners, which account for "a big chunk" of cloud sales.

CEO Chat With John Chambers, Cisco
Between the CEOs | 3/3/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization -- including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions -- with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

DT's Höttges Says Hybrid Is 'Not Answer to Cable'
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Hybrid to address digital divide while German incumbent looks to 'super-vectoring' and G.fast for big bandwidth boost.

Ericsson: Monetizing the New IP
From the Founder | 3/3/2015

Siva Ananmalay, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the importance of monetization, personalization and customer loyalty at The New IP event in San Jose, Calif.

Cisco CEO: Get Ready for New Digital World
Jonestown | 3/3/2015

Cisco CEO predicts the digitization of everything will change, like, everything!

Rural Rounds Out Small Cell Forum's Releases
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

With its use cases wrapped up, the Forum is tackling LTE-U, virtualization, 5G and other technology trends affecting the mini-RANs.

Eurobites: Ericsson Lands 5-Country Orange Services Deal
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins move to New IP; CityFibre plans Edinburgh network; deadline set for Danish merger decision.

Cisco Lab Test Validates New IP World
Shades of Ray | 3/3/2015

The results from tests undertaken by EANTC of Cisco service provider virtualization software show that the New IP world is very much here.

Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Pitch 5G Radio Technologies
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are squaring up to each other - in a polite way - with rival 5G radio access technologies.

MWC 2015: Virtual Reality Bites!
Slide Shows | 3/3/2015

The GSMA estimates 90,000 attendees for this year's packed show, and that makes for one big cab line!

Cisco Lands NFV Deals With DT, Telstra, Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

All three service providers are looking to NFV to increase agility and penetrate the SMB market, Cisco says.

Telefónica Taps HP for Unica NFV
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

The service provider is looking to HP to provide hardware, software and services, combining the vendor's strengths in carrier and IT networks. Or at least that's what HP says.

Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

VoIP pioneers Jeff Pulver, Bryan Martin and Daniel Berninger, and Telecosm author George Gilder say the FCC's move is bad for Internet innovation.

Facebook Faces Operator Doubts on Tie-Ups
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg plays down concern that Internet.org is benefiting consumers but not operators.

Brocade to Acquire Connectem for Virtual Mobile Networking
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Brocade plans to broaden its software-based mobile networking portfolio with the acquisition of the privately held provider of virtual EPC technology.

More Chips Fall: NXP Buys Freescale
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

NXP's $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale is the latest of many moves taming the wild semiconductor sector.

Google Confirms Scaled-Down MVNO Plans
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Google SVP Sundar Pichai said at MWC that the software giant won't be a carrier at scale, but will work with its wireless partners to offer its service to innovate on communications.

Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
Rewired | 3/2/2015

Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.

HP Sets Sail for Aruba
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

As predicted in news reports last week, HP will shell out up to $3 billion for WiFi networking specialist Aruba Networks to advance its enterprise networking ambitions.

FCC Demands Details on Cable Licensing Deals
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

The FCC wants to know from programmers if Comcast and Time Warner Cable have used cash incentives in negotiations to lock online video rivals out of content licensing deals.

Deutsche Telekom Turns On Pan-European IP
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Germany's incumbent carrier has burnished its reputation as an IP leader with the simultaneous launch of cloud-based services in three European countries.

Carriers Debate Security, Privacy, Digital ID
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

GSMA's Mobile Connect digital identity service gets some love as operators call for better privacy and security rules.

AT&T Connects Cars & Trash Cans
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

AT&T isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it comes to the Internet of Things.

T-Mobile Plans Small Cells as Niche Play
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

VP says the carrier wants to take advantage of its spectrum with LTE-U, but doesn't have a real need for small cells outside of niche, congested urban areas.

Eurobites: Orange Hints at Italian Tie-Up
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom sells controlling stake in towers firm; Ericsson directs the traffic; Bouygues CEO not dead.

Few in Number, Big in Data
Que Sera Sarah | 3/2/2015

JDSU's latest location report shows that 1% of LTE users are consuming 56% of mobile data, and it's happening in less than 1% of the area a mobile network covers.

Nokia Sees Off Non-Chinese Rivals for China Telecom 4G Work
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

The Finnish vendor claims to have secured a bigger LTE FDD contract with China Telecom than any other non-Chinese player.

The Three Cs of MWC15
LRTV Documentaries | 3/2/2015

My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.

MWC15: Welcome to Barcelona!
Slide Shows | 3/2/2015

Light Reading has arrived in Barcelona in time for some sightseeing and cocktails with 100 of our closest friends ahead of the big show.

VMware Bows OpenStack/vCloud NFV
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

VMware vCloud for NFV lets carriers run clouds on OpenStack side-by-side with VMware's own vCloud.

Mitel to Acquire Mavenir for $560M
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

UC company will use the VoLTE and RCS enabler to expand its business with mobile operators, plus more M&A at MWC.

Cisco to Resell SpiderCloud's Small Cells
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

In a significant coup for the specialist startup, SpiderCloud's entire small cell portfolio will be rebadged and resold by Cisco.

Telefónica Plots 5G Route Via 375Mbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Spanish incumbent looks to carrier aggregation for performance improvements ahead of 5G deployment.

Equinix Unveils SDN Engine for Cloud
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Outlines how its programmable network allows enterprises, network, and cloud providers to connect to each other rapidly.

Poll: NFV/SDN, 5G & IoT to Dominate MWC
Que Sera Sarah | 3/1/2015

According to Light Reading's poll of 900 readers, NFV and SDN, followed by 5G and the IoT, will dominate headlines at this year's mobile extravaganza in Barcelona.

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