A rough guide to consolidation in the UK telecom market -- part one.
Yes, it's that time of the year again! You can now enter your company, products, services and most/least favorite industry figureheads for this year's Leading Lights Awards -- they're even bigger than ever!
Sprint CEO wouldn't comment on the rumor that it plans to buy some of RadioShack's stores, but the move makes sense as the carrier looks to expand its distribution this year.
Apple TV is reportedly in talks with programmers again about launching yet another new over-the-top video service, somewhat similar to Dish's Sling TV venture.
Improving its network remains Sprint's top priority, and it's looking at combining its LTE TDD and LTE FDD spectrum in the near term to help it along.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE becomes Europe's largest 4G operator; TeliaSonera gets clearance on Tele2 Norway acquisition; MTS downgraded.
Unveils new fixed-configuration switch for spine configurations along with support for OpenFlow 1.3, OpenStack and other major software standards.
New SeaChange CEO Jay Samit tells Light Reading he has big plans for Timeline Labs shortly after closing the acquisition of the social media analytics specialist.
Merger between UK's biggest fixed and mobile operators will produce a powerhouse in the market for converged services.
A wireless service that relies first on WiFi has worked well for the Sprint MVNO, which is why its CEO is not surprised to hear others want to give the model a try.
Response to FCC head Tom Wheeler's expected re-regulation of broadband access lines was predictable, but also maybe irrelevant.
Mobile operators are tapping APIs for internal usage, carrier billing, video and the IoT, but mobile advertising is one area where they see the potential for a big return on API investment.
If the FCC moves to reclassify ISPs as common carriers, the group representing small and midsized cable operators is ready to go on the warpath.
Aeris Communications and Tech Mahindra team on addressing service providers' pain points to an expanded role in the IoT.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM unveils energy-saving chip; Vodacom revenues slip; Sky's half-year report.
The Dutch incumbent believes further cost cutting will stabilize earnings this year.
Imagine Communications has teamed up with Sony to support new technology for streamlining 4K video production.
Experts are concerned about the impact that high reserve pricing will have on the forthcoming spectrum auction.
Cisco ONE is an attempt to simplify a 'morass of complexity and price maximization' that Cisco created itself, HP says.
Verizon's cell towers could go for $5 billion to help pay for its AWS spectrum buys.
Artemis isn't waiting for 5G standards to work themselves out; it says its technology, pCell, can solve the spectrum crunch right now. But is it too good to be true?
Telecom vet from years at AlcaLu and Motive also brings software background and open source work to role.
UK's fourth-biggest broadband operator is prioritizing quad-play, but it continues to lose broadband ground to BT.
Russia's biggest mobile operator is confident it can pay generous dividends and fund network expansion during the downturn.
In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at the event.
Cisco forecasts a major uptick in mobile data offload, but how much traffic will head to WiFi and how much might by carried by LTE-U networks?
Startup Avi says it's ADC software is optimized for today's cloud applications and mobile devices, where traditional ADC falls short.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: rural broadband rumblings in the UK; smart metering in the Middle East; KPN sells contact center unit.
Carriers can simplify connectivity with enterprises and clouds by running the same infrastructure end-to-end – from VMware, of course.
Germany's second Digital Dividend auction could raise even more than its first.
Despite strong early funding and friends in high places, FPGA semiconductor developer Tabula reportedly is set to close down.
It's the Claure and Legere show! Sprint and T-Mobile CEOs trade barbs -- or at least retweets -- over rival Super Bowl ads.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Doug Ranalli, the founder of signaling specialist NetNumber.
Event series designed to help ISPs embrace DNSSEC, IPv6, Secure BHCP and more.
Super Bowl stat barrage shows this year's game was the most talked about in social media history.
The heads of AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable all warn that the imposition of a common carrier regulatory regime could chill US broadband investment.
Verizon turns its IoT attention to helping enterprises address security and authentication for massive deployments of connected devices.
Gathering useful information for real-time management of Ethernet and IP networks is a non-trivial issue.
In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
The Australian operator is quitting the directories business following a collapse in its value.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK mobile operators pledge to improve coverage; broadband satellite lifts off; Nokia defends HERE brand.
Intel is acquiring broadband access and connected home components specialist Lantiq for an undisclosed sum.
Instability in the Middle East triggered setbacks for Kuwait's biggest operator in 2014.
New device management system brings self-organizing network properties to Airvana's OneCell LTE enterprise small cells.
After setting up a security response team to respond to security flaws in its code, the project is looking to automate tools for keeping security flaws out of the code to begin with.