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Cable Preps for DOCSIS 3.1 Debut
News Analysis | 9/30/2014

CableLabs is gearing up for certification testing of new D3.1 cable modems and broadband gateways next spring, while Comcast is eyeing service trials in the second half of 2015.

Is Redbox Instant Shutting Down?
News Analysis | 9/30/2014

Redbox Instant by Verizon isn't signing up any new customers, and rumor has it the service will shut down entirely on October 1.

Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 9/30/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with Accenture; data sonification -- can you dig it?

What China Mobile Wants From 5G
News Analysis | 9/30/2014

With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more than just another industry standard when it comes to 5G.

Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
News Analysis | 9/30/2014

Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because they're not using their IT systems effectively to partner with OTT players, reckons vendor AsiaInfo.

Open NFV Group Uncloaks Its Platform Plan
News Analysis | 9/30/2014

Months after it was first publicly discussed, the Open Platform for NFV project unveils its plans for an open source NFV infrastructure.

CenturyLink Opens Hosting Site in China
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

Working through partners, US carrier creates hosting presence in Shanghai data center, inside China's firewall.

The Perennial Need for Speed
UBB Forum News | 9/29/2014

Will connection speed always be the key metric used to measure the attractiveness of a broadband service?

Bit Parts: Google Invests in Chinese Transceiver Firm
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

Google puts money into InnoLight; Rockley is hiring; Oplink shareholders still aren't happy.

SoftBank Eyes a DreamWorks Buy – Report
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

With its dream of a T-Mobile buy squashed, Sprint's owner is reportedly mulling an acquisition of movie studio DreamWorks instead.

GVTC Beats Gig Giants to San Antonio Area
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

The Texas co-op turns up a gigabit-ready network that passes 43,000 potential customers.

Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/29/2014

The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.

RGB Opens Up Transcoding Market
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

RGB Networks is announcing the RipCode Transcoder – an open source transcoding initiative – and inviting cable operators and other vendors to join in the effort.

Defining the Digital Service Provider
Column | 9/29/2014

Communications service providers need to become digital service providers, but what exactly does that entail?

Cisco Beefs Up Its Intercloud, Adds Telco Partners
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

As it aims to create a 'cloud of clouds,' Cisco teams up with service providers and offers additional tools, services, and financing options.

OpenDaylight Releases Major 'Helium' Upgrade
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

Designed for developers and users who want to start testing and managing SDN in production environments.

Eurobites: EC to Charge Apple With Illegal Tax Deals in Ireland
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Trujillo eyes Telecom Italia stake; TeliaSonera's Eurasian troubles; Belgacom streams Netflix.

Telecom Italia Looks Vulnerable
Shades of Ray | 9/29/2014

European telco primed for unsolicited bids as its strategy falters.

Bridging the Digital Divide
Column | 9/29/2014

Here are some ideas for how cable operators can help low-income households connect to pay-TV and broadband services.

Exalt CEO: Company Lives On Following Management Buyout
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

Exalt's CEO explains that the company's HQ was shut down for a short time as management bought out the company from its VC backers.

Swisscom's Fiber Feast
UBB Forum News | 9/26/2014

Competitive pressures have forced the Swiss incumbent to develop a broader menu of fiber-based broadband services than most other telcos.

Comcast Turns Off Streampix
News Analysis | 9/26/2014

Citing minimal interest from its pay-TV customers, Comcast is discontinuing its Streampix OTT wannabe video service.

BT Takes a Step Closer to G.fast
UBB Forum News | 9/26/2014

BT has undertaken further trials of G.fast and is opening up a new R&D lab to focus on such developments.

Managing & Securing SDN & NFV
Column | 9/26/2014

Once SDN and NFV are added to already complex wide area networks, management and security become even greater challenges for operators.

A Cultural Shift for an OTT World
LRTV Documentaries | 9/26/2014

Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.

Intel Invests $1.5B to Boost Its Mobile Assets
News Analysis | 9/26/2014

Chip giant continues its wireless M&A push with a $1.5 billion investment in China.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Get Closer
News Analysis | 9/26/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: VoLTE in Poland; Orange's network-sharing complaint rejected; cloud concerns.

New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide
LRTV Documentaries | 9/26/2014

As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.

Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?
UBB Forum News | 9/25/2014

As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?

Go With The Flow, Says Arpanet Founder
UBB Forum News | 9/25/2014

One of the 'fathers' of the Internet says the global IP network's transport layer needs an overhaul.

Spectrum Muddle at the 5G Huddle
News Analysis | 9/25/2014

Everyone agrees 5G needs new spectrum – but which bands should be used? And how?

Facebook Pokes Around LTE Direct
News Analysis | 9/25/2014

The social network wants to use operators' LTE spectrum to create personalized, localized mobile services for their user base.

Feeling Edgy? Join the Crowd
Rewired | 9/25/2014

There's a lot happening at the network's edge, and it's worth watching.

Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley
LRTV Documentaries | 9/25/2014

Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.

US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
News Analysis | 9/25/2014

Non-profit forges collaboration between network operators and technology developers to showcase the necessity of gigabit nets.

Brocade CEO: Hybrid Public-Private Cloud Makes Sense for Businesses
News Analysis | 9/25/2014

People who claim the major consumer cloud players will swallow all enterprise data too 'don't have passports,' says Brocode CEO.

Eurobites: BT Opens Next-Gen Broadband Lab
News Analysis | 9/25/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone develops 5G in Dresden; Serbian operator dips a toe in Clearwater; YouView bags Cisco brains.

HP Launches SDN App Store
News Analysis | 9/25/2014

The IT giant is working with partners on apps for security, management, and network optimization.

SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network
LRTV Documentaries | 9/25/2014

XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.

The OTT Conundrum
UBB Forum News | 9/24/2014

What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?

Putting Broadband to Work
LRTV Documentaries | 9/24/2014

High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.

Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap
Que Sera Sarah | 9/24/2014

Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.

Comcast Plans RDK-for-Broadband Gateway Trials in Q4
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

Comcast and Arris are collaborating on a new open source software stack for broadband modems and gateways as part of an RDK-for-broadband initiative.

Brocade Claims 50 NFV Trials Worldwide
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

CEO expects SDN/NFV revenue in FY2016, as Brocade exec tells investors that the company will be to OpenDaylight what Red Hat is to Linux.

5G: So Where's the US?
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in the development of 5G.

Monetizing Ultra-Broadband
UBB Forum News | 9/24/2014

Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.

BlackBerry's Passport to Success Is Services
Que Sera Sarah | 9/24/2014

Despite the launch of its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry needs to embrace a future that's in M2M, messaging and enterprise services.

MEF: New Initiatives Tied to Existing Standards Groups
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

Its Third Network effort will build on close collaboration with the organizations developing NFV and SDN standards.

NFV Can Enable the Smart Home – Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

Network functions virtualization can make remote management of the smart home a reality for communications service providers, says Telecom Italia executive.

Saisei Boldly Claims to Double Net Capacity
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

Saisei claims it can increase network usage from 50% to 95% and eliminate user complaints. We looked up 'chutzpah' in the dictionary and it said 'See: Saisei.'

US MSOs Near 10 Million Hotspots
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

With Comcast and Cablevision leading the way, US cable operators are quickly closing in on 10 million WiFi hotspots by the end of the year.

Huawei Calls For Pro-Broadband Policies
UBB Forum News | 9/24/2014

Huawei demands more investment-friendly ultra-broadband regulation from governments around the world.

Eurobites: EU Roaming Charges Removal Cast Into Doubt
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK boss maps out revival plan; Google faces potential EU fine; Saudi mobile ventures run into sand.

Energy Bill Shocks Orange Into Action
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

French giant is addressing its power consumption, and improving its customer experience, as its annual power bill trajectory takes it towards $1 billion by 2020, says executive.

TWC Not Ready for Community WiFi
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

Unlike proposed merger partner Comcast, Time Warner Cable has no plans to deploy home hotspots to increase the reach of its WiFi network.

Cable Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of DevOps
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

Comcast's Tony Werner believes cable's future lies in DevOps and the cloud.

Accuris Raises $15M, Names New CEO
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

WiFi and cellular roaming vendor has named former Kineto boss Jeff Brown as its new CEO, as it raises $15 million for Hotspot 2.0 WiFi.

New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.

T-Mobile Taps Ericsson for LTE Upgrades
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

Vendor to provide the carrier with a slew of upgrades, including LTE-Advanced features, VoLTE handoff, WiFi calling and cell site decommissioning.

5G by 2020: Too Much, Too Soon?
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

Is 2020 a realistic deadline for 5G? Not everyone thinks so...

Verizon Puts Cloud Customers in Control
Rewired | 9/23/2014

As promised earlier this month, Verizon is letting businesses turn up network and security services on a per-workload basis.

AT&T & Verizon Empires Strike Back on SMBs
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

AT&T and Verizon are both rolling out new services targeting SMBs with faster speeds and symmetric options – can they stop the cable onslaught?

Gigabit Nets Boost GDP, Says FTTH Council
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

Study claims that communities with gigabit access have per capita GDP that is 1.1% higher than communities that don't.

Eurobites: AlcaLu Adds to Small Cell Backhaul Mix
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 1,700 jobs lost at Phones 4u; BT signs solar-power deal; Google goes Dutch.

Rovi's Guide Scales 500,000 DTAs
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

With MSOs facilitating the digital transition with low-cost DTAs, Rovi says its program guides are now on more than 500,000 of the deployed boxes.

Comcast Eyes Augmented Reality Tech
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

Comcast is looking at Metaio's Augmented Reality technology for possible use in future customer support apps.

Exclusive: MEF to Rival ONF, OpenDaylight With SDN Strategy
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is getting ready to take on OpenFlow, OpenDaylight and more with its own connectivity and orchestration APIs as part of its 'Third Network' strategy.

Carrier-Grade WiFi Still 2 Years Away – CableLabs
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

Industry organizations are defining the requirements for carrier-grade WiFi, which will make managing WiFi networks more like managing cellular ones.

Poll: Optical Fiber Best for Backhaul
UBB Forum News | 9/23/2014

Almost half of our poll respondents opted for fiber as the best medium for mobile backhaul.

5G Threatens Mobile Sector Disruption
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

The arrival of 5G looks set to disrupt both the services and vendor sectors of the mobile industry, according to industry experts in London.

Exclusive: Microwave Maven Exalt Is Cooked
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Exalt Communications has shut up shop after 10 years in the backhaul business, Light Reading has learned.

Optical Could Be Next Bottleneck, Warns Alcatel-Lucent CMO
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Optical sector has been unfairly marginalized in the communications and needs to speed up its R&D cycles to keep pace, says Alcatel-Lucent CMO Tim Krause.

PaaS It On: Ericsson Buys Into Cloud Startup Apcera
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Apcera's policy-based solutions give Ericsson another play in the increasingly varied cloud market.

China Mobile Adds 9M 4G Customers in August
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

The operator now has nearly 30 million customers signed on for the LTE TDD service it launched last December.

EMC Mulls Merger With HP or Dell – Reports
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

EMC is considering a merger as its CEO steps down and new investor Elliott Management wants to break up the company, the WSJ reports.

Huawei, China Telecom Claim Virtual CPE First
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

The pair complete NFV vPCE tests aimed at simplifying deployment for business users in China.

CENX Reinvents Itself as Service Orchestrator
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Launched as an Ethernet exchange, CENX is now tackling service orchestration for SDN and NFV.

Huawei Spends $25M on Neul's IoT Smarts
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Chinese vendor has acquired the UK-based Internet of Things startup to bolster its M2M strategy with Neul's white spaces network.

Brocade Debuts OpenDaylight SDN Controller
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

The open source Vyatta Controller is designed to give network operators the benefits of SDN without vendor lock-in.

Eurobites: Telefónica Preps NG-PON 1 Rollout
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad sets T-Mobile US bid deadline; Brocade staffs up for EMEA push; Netflix seeks Belgian partners.

Arris Preps First Live DOCSIS 3.1 Demo
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Arris is planning a live DOCSIS 3.1 demo at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo event.

Cable's Great Debate: How to Split Functions
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Distributed architecture promises to be one of the hottest topics at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014, but not everyone agrees on the right way to carry it out.

The Evolution, Impact & Future of 4K
UBB Forum News | 9/22/2014

Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei's Fixed Network Product Line, takes a look at the evolution and future outlook of the global 4K industry.

T-Mobile, GCI Ink LTE Roaming Deal
News Analysis | 9/19/2014

Playing catchup ball, T-Mobile strikes its first US LTE roaming deal with Alaskan cable and telecom provider GCI.

Minnesota Gets Giant-Sized Gigabit Rollout
News Analysis | 9/19/2014

Paul Bunyan Communications commits to deploy gigabit services across a 5,000 square mile territory.

Photos: Qualcomm Takes Over San Francisco
Slide Shows | 9/19/2014

In its first year away from its hometown headquarters of San Diego, Qualcomm's Uplinq tackled everything from the Internet of Things to LTE Broadcast to adorable little robots.

Operators: Leverage Advantages Over OTTs
Column | 9/19/2014

Operators should leverage their network, QoS, billing and big data to compete against OTT players with both consumer and enterprise offers.

LTE Multicast Gets Liked By Facebook
News Analysis | 9/19/2014

But content providers are less sure there is a business model for the live broadcasting technology over LTE.

Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
News Analysis | 9/19/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan fails; Huawei's Spanish signing.

Infinera Targets Data Center Connectivity Market With Metro Platform
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

After years of speculation, Infinera finally unveils its market-ready PIC-based metro platform, and adds packet capabilities to its DTN-X platform too.

Qualcomm Eyes the Next 8B+ Connected Devices
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

Smartphones, robots and connected cars are just a few of the device types Qualcomm plans to get its chips in over the next five years.

LTE-A Now Live on More Than 20 Networks
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

That figure could double by year's end, with many more operators testing the 4G technology.

AT&T Tightens NetBond to IBM SoftLayer
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

New extension of AT&T-IBM relationship lets IaaS users also buy automated VPN connections on an on-demand basis.

Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube through their set-top boxes and many of them keep coming back for more.

Fiber Sizzles in Spain as Orange Targets Jazztel
UBB Forum News | 9/18/2014

In Europe, Spain's the broadband market to watch currently.

Cable Show Drops the Cable
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

Rebranding itself as the 'Internet and Television Expo,' The Cable Show is is inviting digital media, telecom, and satellite TV companies to join the party.

Eurobites: EU May Free Up Fixed-Line Charges
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; rescue plan for Phones 4u; BT and TalkTalk row on.

NFV & The Data Center: Top 10 Takeaways
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

SDN must be open; complexity needs to be tackled at the service layer; automation matters; and more key lessons from Light Reading's NFV & the Data Center conference.

OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport SDN plugfest.

AT&T Brings User-Defined Network to Austin Businesses
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

AT&T says Austin businesses can soon get on its cloud and change network services and speeds in near real time.

Rethinking Rackspace as a Cloud Partner
Rewired | 9/17/2014

Cloud provider backs off M&A plans, but is that the last word?

Atlantic Broadband Grabs Gigabit Torch
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

Jumping into the Gigabit Cities fray, the 13th-largest US cable operator has launched 1-Gig service in the greater Miami area.

Cisco to Buy Metacloud for Hybrid Clouds
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

Cisco snaps up 'OpenStack-as-a-service' startup Metacloud to help it expand its cloud capabilities.

FourthWall Plays Doctor With Set-Top Data
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

FourthWall Media introduces Precision Diagnostics as a tool for leveraging set-top data in performance management.

Former Qualcomm Exec to Head Google Fiber
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

The appointment of Dennis Kish to replace Milo Medin as head of Google's gigabit network effort raises questions about the network operations experience of its leadership.

Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
Column | 9/17/2014

Is it smarter to centralize network intelligence for LTE-Advanced and 5G, or continue the Flat-IP 4G trend of pushing intelligence to the edge?

Orange: NFV Is the Green Data Center Choice
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

Deploying NFV in the data center is more eco-friendly than replacing hardware, and it will help telcos comply with regulations, Orange Silicon Valley research scientist says.

Municipal Mania: Lessons From Europe
UBB Forum News | 9/17/2014

Municipal fiber networks in Europe have had mixed success.

Brocade: There's Something About the Cloud
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

As foreseen in the 1998 gross-out comedy, the cloud revolution – along with SDN, NFV and other big networking trends today – aren't linear.

NFV Lets NTT America Flex Its Networks
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

NFV helps NTT America provide specialized network services for enterprises.

How Virtualization Transforms Network Needs
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

Performance, reliability and security considerations change in a virtual networked world.

Eurobites: Sky Deutschland Rejects BSkyB Bid
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jazztel shares spike to be investigated; Uber unbanned in Germany; Berne-Wankdorf latest.

North KC Says Free Gigabit for All
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

The city turns over operation of its municipal fiber network to a local data center with the caveat that residents will get free gigabit services for the duration of the 10-year deal.

CenturyLink Pushing Faster Service Cycles
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

Having integrated its network and cloud operations, the telco is working to make its network as agile as its cloud.

Pics: LR's Women in Telecom Breakfast
Slide Shows | 9/16/2014

Light Reading's first Women in Telecom Breakfast brought out more than 75 women executives to network and discuss their role in the colliding worlds of IT and telecom.

Ixia's New CEO to Telcos: Read Up On Cloud
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

On her first day at the helm of Ixia, Bethany Mayer joins Sprint and Intel executives at LR's Women in Telecom breakfast to discuss how the industry is changing and how telcos can keep up.

Roku Hits 10 Million Mark – Now What?
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

Roku has now shipped 10 million streaming media players since 2008. Where does it go from here?

Putting Your SDN Knowledge to the Test
Rewired | 9/16/2014

The ONF is developing standards that will let you go to school on SDN and then test for certification to prove what you know.

Devicescape Preps Auto WiFi-to-Cellular Software
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

Devicescape says a carrier in the US will launch its new adaptive network selection software this fall to help get users onto its massive amenity WiFi network.

Cavium Claims Ethernet Switch Breakthrough
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

Chip vendor moves into the Ethernet switch market with a product set designed for the SDN data center market, issuing a challenge to market leader Broadcom.

Entropic Explores Possible Sale
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

With revenues sagging and more softness expected in the fourth quarter, chipmaker hires investment banker to evaluate its 'strategic alternatives' for enhancing shareholder value.

New NFV Forum Focused on Interoperability
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

ATIS group carving out 'unique' space in which to define services and create a service catalog for carriers to share NFV services and functions.

Eurobites: Orange Agrees €3.4B Jazztel Buy
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent buys Mobilethink; Nokia entrenches in Nigeria; Virgin Media digs trenches, skinny-style; Phones 4u fallout.

OTT: Friend or Foe?
UBB Forum News | 9/16/2014

Most broadband operators are on a collision course with OTT players.

Telefónica Pushes for Open NFV Agreement
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

Spanish network operator pushing telecom industry to agree on open NFV infrastructure and management layer.

Connecticut Cities Crowdsource Gigabit Nets
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

State and local government officials band together to attract interest from gigabit network developers.

AT&T: We'll Bundle Fixed Wireless & DirecTV
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

AT&T plans to bundle DirecTV's satellite TV service with its own fixed wireless broadband service if the proposed merger goes through.

Brocade Buys NFV Management Smarts
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

Brocade continues to craft its service provider NFV offerings with the addition of network visibility and analytics tech.

HBO Braces to Battle Netflix in Europe
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

HBO Europe aims to integrate its HBO GO streaming video service with existing pay-TV set-tops by inking a deal with ActiveVideo Networks for cloud-based distribution.

Adtran: We're In at TeraStream
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

Access and optical vendor says it's going to be part of Deutsche Telekom's software-defined network and has embraced Netconf and Yang for its new OSS.

Google Working With FAA on US Drone License
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

Google is staffing up its Titan Aerospace operation as it looks to test solar drones in the US.

Eurobites: Germany Wants Answers on Network Snooping
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues signs Netflix deal; TDC buys Norwegian cable operator; UK operators send Scots a warning.

Glimpsing the Self-Driving Car
News Analysis | 9/12/2014

Objects in the rear-view mirror may be farther away than they seem, but autonomous vehicles are part of the future of transportation.

JDSU Spin-Offs Look M&A-Ready
News Analysis | 9/12/2014

Analysts see the optical vendor's spinouts as likely candidates for consolidation.

AT&T to Launch WiFi Calling in 2015
News Analysis | 9/12/2014

Despite its big investment in WiFi, AT&T's Ralph de la Vega doesn't see as big a need for WiFi calling as its competitors.

Analyzing Apple & VoLTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/12/2014

The news that Apple's new iPhone 6 will now support Voice over LTE kind of a big deal.

Poll: G.fast Yet to Convince
UBB Forum News | 9/12/2014

SMW Pics: Monkeying With Mobility
Slide Shows | 9/12/2014

Welcome to the weird: some glimpses of CTIA's Super Mobility Week.

Meet the Small Cell Forum's New Chairman
Que Sera Sarah | 9/12/2014

Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law talks to Light Reading about virtualization, backhaul, SON and more after being appointed chairman of the Small Cell Forum.

Ericsson Buys Cloud Video Firm for $95M
News Analysis | 9/12/2014

Ericsson is adding to its video delivery capabilities with the acquisition of cloud-based video storage and content delivery specialist Fabrix Systems.

Eurobites: Vodafone on M&A Alert
News Analysis | 9/12/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HBO deploys StreamCast platform; Romania turns magenta; Norway cuts termination rates.

IBC 2014: New Video Tech on Tap From Arris, Cisco, Pace & More
News Analysis | 9/12/2014

As the big IBC trade show kicks off in Amsterdam, Cisco, Arris, Pace, Ericsson, Alcalu and other major video tech suppliers show off their latest gear and software.

Sprint's iPhone-Only Plans Got Apple's Blessing
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

New CEO Marcelo Claure says he crafted new iPhone 6-specific smartphone plans with Apple CEO Tim Cook's help.

Comcast, Liberty Global Ink Big WiFi Pact
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

Comcast and Liberty Global have signed a WiFi network-sharing agreement that will allow subscribers of each service to access the other's WiFi hotspots for free.

Huawei's Rollercoaster Week
Shades of Ray | 9/11/2014

I don't think there's another company like this in the communications industry...

Rovi Debuts Cloud-Based Multiscreen Guide
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

Rovi is debuting a new cloud-based HMTL5 program guide for multiscreen video services at the IBC show in Amsterdam.

Verizon Plans Mobile TV Service in 2015
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

CEO Lowell McAdam says the carrier will have a uniquely mobile video service in the first half of 2015 as it works out deals with major content providers.

ActiveVideo Joins Cable's RDK Club
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

ActiveVideo is joining the RDK community and extending the reach of cable's standardized IP video software stack into the cloud.

Qualcomm Paves Way for Sub-$100 4G Phones
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

Qualcomm sparks up low-end LTE market with new chipset.

Introducing 'The New IP'
Column | 9/11/2014

Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?

Introducing 'the New IP'
From the Founder | 9/11/2014

Is your network built on 'the Old IP,' or are you part of 'the New IP' revolution?

Eurobites: Spain's Jazztel Tunes In to Yoigo
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple Pay heading for Europe; CEO investigated for insider trading; Huawei lands managed services deal with MTN.

AlcaLu's Combes: 'We Are Now Back on Track'
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

While continuing to focus on service providers, Alcatel-Lucent is also looking to expand into new markets.

IMS at the Heart of AT&T's Internet of Things
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

You remember IMS, right? Well it will help drive the connected car market and more.

Brighter Outlook For Dark Fiber in 4G Era
UBB Forum News | 9/11/2014

Backhaul capacity needs have fuelled the dark fiber market once more.

JDSU to Split in Two
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

JDSU will split into two different companies along the line of its current optical and network and service enablement groups.

T-Mobile Turns Up VoLTE-to-WiFi Handoff
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

T-Mobile's seventh 'Un-carrier' industry shakeup was all about WiFi – seamless handoff, a router to prioritize voice, and a partnership with Gogo for free in-flight WiFi texting.

Pics: Hot Wheels & Hot Sauce at SMW
Slide Shows | 9/10/2014

CTIA's Super Mobility Week steps on the gas for day 2.

Driving Miss 4G: Execs Talk LTE Cars at CTIA
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Keynote panelists at Super Mobility Week agree that safety is the top priority in the fast-developing connected car sector.

Carriers Test-Drive Connected Car Biz Models
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are all taking different paths when it comes to billing for services in the connected car.

SDN-Enabled IP and Optical Integration
UBB Forum News | 9/10/2014

Virtualization has breathed new life into the IP+optical integration movement.

Adobe Extends DRM Across TVE Screens
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Adobe Primetime expands its content security coverage to set-top boxes and major web browsers, as well as premium HD and 4K video and RDK deployments.

Rackspace Could Help CenturyLink's Cloud, NFV Efforts – Analyst
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

There are a number of ways Rackspace could be a useful addition to CenturyLink's portfolio, suggests Heavy Reading analyst.

Carriers Need to Rejoin Digital Value Chain
Column | 9/10/2014

Carriers are being left out of purchases made on mobile phones, but they have the opportunity to get back in the value chain for both physical and virtual buys.

Roku Pursues Pay-TV Providers
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Roku is targeting the service provider market with a new 'Roku Powered' licensing solution.

Eurobites: AlcaLu Unveils Virtual CDN Platform
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Ericsson at IBC; Nokia Networks unveils telco cloud and OSS news; iPhone 6 heads for Europe; and more.

Small Cells Key to Network Capacity Expansion – Alcatel-Lucent CTO
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Small cells aren't just for extending wireless networks indoors -- they're revolutionary, says Alcatel-Lucent CTO.

Pics: Super Mobility Week Begins!
Slide Shows | 9/9/2014

Can the CTIA re-boot with Super Mobility Week? Let's take a first look.

RacoWireless Opens App Store for the IoT
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Company continues its expansion from connectivity provider to application enabler with the launch of its Application Marketplace.

AT&T's Rinne: Carriers Working on VoLTE Interoperability
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Kris Rinne on AT&T's VoLTE upgrades, the future of multicast, and what she's hoping to do next.

Apple's New iPhones Have 20 LTE Bands, VoLTE
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

The new iPhone 6 and big-screen iPhone 6+ will include VoLTE, VoWiFi and NFC, as well as the most LTE bands of any smartphone on the market.

Verizon CEO: Self-Driving Cars Could Hit Road Soon
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Lowell McAdam says at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress that autonomous cars could be on the roads in three to five years, with help from cities and the government.

ActiveVideo Advances Low-Cost Virtual Set-Top
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Cloud-based video specialist teams with new Intel technology to offer proposed virtual STB framework for as low as $1 per subscriber in capex.

T-Mobile Accuses Huawei of Espionage
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Carrier files suit alleging that the Chinese vendor and former T-Mobile supplier stole technology from smartphone testing robot in its headquarters.

Broadcom Debuts New HEVC SoCs
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Broadcom is introducing hybrid chipsets with High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) compression technology and support for MoCA 2.0.

Pics: Insurance Telematics Goes to Chicago
Slide Shows | 9/9/2014

The show was more exciting than it sounds, with cars that can measure your aggression level and carrier battles for M2M dominance.

Is Rackspace the Best Next Move for CenturyLink?
Shades of Ray | 9/9/2014

Cloud asset M&A makes sense for telcos, but while it might make sense for Rackspace to be bought by an operator, does it have what CenturyLink really needs?

Cyan Punches Up Its Packet Optical Pitch
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Vendor upgrades Z-Series platform and adds new SDN APIs in a bid for metro packet optical differentiation.

Eurobites: Dante Demos Terabit Super-Channel
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: EC won't let Google off the hook; Nokia Networks adds to its news pile; the Amazon Fire smartphone heads to Europe; and more.

AT&T & Telefónica Extend Digital Life to Europe
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Telefonica plots trial in either Madrid or London.

Google Takes Fiber Fight to AT&T
UBB Forum News | 9/9/2014

The arrival of Google Fiber has shaken up the US fixed broadband market and lit a fire under AT&T.

Ericsson Preps Multimode Small Cell Launch
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Ericsson joins Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Networks in announcing small cell plans, promising a multimode enterprise picocell with carrier aggregation shipping in Q1.

MegaPath Sells Networks to Focus on Services
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Global Capacity's parent company Pivotal Group pays $300 million to acquire MegaPath's network assets and operations personnel.

Intel Xeon Zooms Into Data Center Era
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

The semiconductor giant makes a big move to position its processors for data center gear, including network equipment.

Q&A: Gainspeed's New CEO Rides IP Wave
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Light Reading interviews new Gainspeed CEO Krishnan Padmanabhan on the company's success to date and where it's headed next.

Nokia Jumps Into 4G Small Cell Mosh Pit
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

It looks like there's a battle on for 4G small cell attention this week as Nokia Networks joins Alcatel-Lucent in the clamor for mobile operator attention.

AlcaLu, Qualcomm Prep Multimode Small Cells
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Vendors have 3G, 4G and WiFi enterprise and residential small cells in trials, with plans to officially launch in January.

Digital Realty Connects Data Centers
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Digital Realty is connecting its data centers worldwide, part of an ongoing transition from providing buildings and power to delivering connectivity.

Pics: Inside Digital Realty's Data Centers
Slide Shows | 9/8/2014

Take a look at a couple of the company's Western US facilities.

Eurobites: Dish Dials DT Over T-Mobile Bid
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT under pressure over access to fiber assets; UK 'national roaming' plan pooh-poohed; Ericsson opens first Global ICT Centre.

Vodafone Sets High Speeds, 4K for Germany
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Vodafone plans to double Kabel Deutschland's maximum broadband speeds to 200 Mbit/s this fall and introduce Ultra HD set-top boxes next year.

Offshore Bandwidth Sparks Africa Fiber Boom
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Africa is starting to see the knock-on effects of having greater international connectivity via multiple subsea cables.

Verizon Creates a Mobile ZipCar
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

The carrier wants to provide everything from connectivity to cloud services to security in the connected car space, so it's trying its hand at mobile-centric car rentals.

Gigabit: What Is It Good For?
The Gigabot | 9/5/2014

The proliferation of gigabit networks has implications that extend far beyond high-speed home networks.

Retransmission Rising – No End in Sight?
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Broadcast networks ask affiliates for money, and affiliates turn around and increase retransmission fees for pay-TV operators. Comcast sits on both sides of the table, and costs continue to rise.

Web Content Storms Ethernet Market
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

A new Heavy Reading report says the Web 2.0/content/media vertical market represents the most dynamic Ethernet segment.

Wheeler Urges More Broadband Competition
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

In his latest speech, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said US consumers need more broadband choices and spelled out four policy goals for achieving that aim.

Verizon Makes Integrated Services Push Around Cloud
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Carrier's new head of cloud and connected solutions says key is integration of cloud with network, security and applications – especially IoT.

'You Will': 20th Century Telephony Predictions
Wagner’s Ring | 9/5/2014

Videoconferencing and phones-on-your-wrist are two of the predictions in videos promoting phone innovations from 1993 and 1955.

Eurobites: Could Netflix Crash Europe's Networks?
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom launches hybrid DSL/LTE router; Swedes give finger sensor to Huawei; French broadband update.

Handset Vendors Battle for Limelight
Shades of Ray | 9/5/2014

With the shadow of Apple's upcoming announcement hanging over them, mobile device vendors such as Samsung, Microsoft, Huawei and Motorola have been unveiling new devices.

Eastern Europe's Flourishing Fiber Scene
UBB Forum News | 9/5/2014

Eastern Europe has some of the most advanced fiber broadband markets in the world. But why?

Motorola Mobility Revives Its Gadget Mojo
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Motorola Mobility is very much back in the mobile devices fray with its latest launches, and the focus is consumer choice.

AT&T's Amoroso: To Battle New Threats, Mobilize Your People
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

New cyber threats are coming, but technology alone is not the answer.

Pics: Motorola's New Gadgets
Slide Shows | 9/5/2014

Motorola Mobility takes reporters behind the scenes as it launches two new smartphones, a Bluetooth and 'modern timepiece,' aka smart watch.

Cisco Pitches Vision for 'Internet of Everything'
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Organizations will need "fast IT" to accommodate new business technology needs.

Ciena's Smith: Revenue Dip Short-Term
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

CEO remains convinced Ciena is well-positioned for the software-centric network transition -- now if only Wall Street would calm down.

Protest Group Preps Net Slowdown Day
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

On September 10, the nonprofit organization Fight for the Future is kicking off a day of online protest over net neutrality.

Eurobites: Orange Eyes Spanish Acquisitions
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's 5G test network; Switzerland's secure mobile login solution; towers joint venture for South Africa.

Calix Pushes Gigabit Further Indoors
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

The vendor's new GigaCenter platforms use advanced WiFi technology to help carriers better leverage and control gigabit speeds inside customers' homes.

Suddenlink Switches on Home Automation
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Seventh-largest US MSO launches home automation service for broadband subscribers, three weeks after announcing gigabit network plans.

Ciena Ramps in Q3, Dampens Q4 Expectations
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Fiscal third-quarter revenues of $603.6 million are up 12% from a year ago, but it warns of stickier Q4.

SDN: Secret Sauce to the Internet of Things
Column | 9/4/2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a major challenge for network operators, but SDN and NFV can help.

Taqua Acquires Kineto for VoWiFi Push
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Taqua provides the mobile core while Kineto provides the device client for WiFi calling, making them well-suited to offer services to operators as one company.

Cisco Goes Hyper With New UCS Servers
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

New blade and modular servers are designed for an emerging category of apps that Cisco calls 'edge-scale computing.'

Nokia's NFV Strategy Starts With VoLTE
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Nokia is making its first virtualized network function commercially available in the form of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)

Isis Changes Name to Softcard
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

As it said it would in July, mobile wallet venture Isis has rebranded as Softcard.

Ciena Poised for Strong Quarter
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Ciena is due to report fiscal third-quarter earnings before markets open Thursday.

Pics: Verizon Innovation Generator
Slide Shows | 9/3/2014

Smart cities, smart washers and a gratuitous pizza shot from Verizon's East Coast Innovation Center.

Poll: Vectoring to Play Major Role
UBB Forum News | 9/3/2014

Poll results suggest vectoring will play a significant role in some broadband markets in the coming years.

US Pay-TV Penetration Falls From Peak
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV penetration has slipped from its peak four years ago, slipping to 84% of households.

Cisco Chips In on ItsOn's $20M Funding Round
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Networking vendor contributes an undisclosed sum in ItsOn's Series C funding as the OSS/BSS company updates its Smart Services platform.

Nokia, Intel Open Apps Innovation Hub
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Partners open apps innovation center in UK, where EE will test the Liquid Apps platform.

Icontrol, Indiegogo Team to Boost IoT
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

The maker of software for home automation and security partners with a crowdfunding site to lend more credibility to startups creating connected apps and devices.

Hey, FCC: Cedexis Has That Peering Data You Need
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

As the FCC takes a closer look at net neutrality and peering relationships, Cedexis will present a data model to the agency later this month for monitoring how traffic is directed across the Internet.

Eurobites: Scotland Gets a Gigabit City
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks gets busy for the fall; chip vendors fined euro 138 million by European Commission for cartel; AlcaLu does 100G in Spain.

What's the Real Cost of Network Downtime?
Column | 9/3/2014

With the high cost of achieving carrier-grade networks, is high availability good enough?

Genband Builds Out Its Mobile Strategy
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

UC company ties together its cloud, OTT, WebRTC and network gateway offers in a bid to market itself as a mobile-centric vendor.

AT&T's Kris Rinne to Retire
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

Rinne will retire at the end of November, to be replaced by Tom Keathley.

C Spire Goes Gigabit in Jackson
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

The service provider adds Mississippi's capital to its statewide roster of cities targeted for service on its gigabit fiber-to-the-home network.

Ericsson Suffers IPTV Evolution Pains
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

Ericsson's evolution of the Mediaroom IPTV system it acquired from Microsoft has caused uncertainty in the market, and has already resulted in the defection of a major European operator customer.

Nokia Networks Boasts CEM Advance
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

Infrastructure vendor is set to announce a series of portfolio enhancements as it builds up to Super Mobility Week, starting with an automated customer experience management system.

Verizon Smart Home Service Inches Closer
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

The appearance of a new Verizon home automation gateway, developed with Greenwave Systems, signals the imminent launch of a new smart home service.

Eurobites: EC Probes Facebook/WhatsApp Deal
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica prepares to exit Telecom Italia; Nokia's in collaborative mood; eircom IPO latest.

Eurobites: Telefónica Gets EC Green Light on E-Plus Deal
News Analysis | 9/1/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh T-Mobile bid speculation; Liberty Global sniffs around UK broadcaster; Vodafone protests net neutrality proposals.

Verizon, Cox Rank Tops With Business
News Analysis | 9/1/2014

Small and midsized firms both rate Verizon highest for overall service quality, while Cox takes the crown with large enterprises in the latest annual J.D. Power study.

AT&T Sues Cox for Infringing Patents
News Analysis | 9/1/2014

AT&T takes the cable operator to court over unlicensed use of eight IP voice and quality management patents.

G.fast: The Dawn of Gigabit Copper?
UBB Forum News | 9/1/2014

Beyond vectoring, there's yet further opportunity to squeeze more broadband life out of copper lines.

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