Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.
WiC is proud to have Cisco, Hitachi Consulting, Infinera, Netcracker, Redknee, NetNumber and Open Networking Foundation joining our cause.
After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.
This is what it looks like when apps are the future of TV.
Details coming out at this week's OpenStack Summit focus on how the carrier and its vendors – Red Hat, Dell and Big Switch – are pushing open source.
Alaina Percival shares why she thinks it's a wonderful time to be a woman in the tech industry, despite what discouraging headlines might suggest.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa passes customer milestone; Zain feels the heat in Q1; fancyphone startup targets London's moneybags.
Mitel sees the emerging category of service workers as providing great opportunities for growth.
Tune in to Upskill U to hear Princeton University's Nick Feamster present 'Virtualization: Network Design & Infrastructure' at 1PM ET on Monday, April 25.
With more and more businesses seeking mobility solutions, cable operators have the chance to carve out an even larger share of the commercial market.
India's existing players may be growing in strength while RJio dallies over the launch of 4G services.
AT&T doesn't have the equipment yet to test 5G across all the frequencies it wants to.
Phoenix finds a gigabit friend in Cox.
Want to know what Nokia's financials would have looked like if it had owned Alcatel-Lucent in 2015? Check this out.
This week in our WiC roundup: a father-daughter war of words; a new face for the $20; a look at venture capital firms; and more.
Cable is going big with data analytics, digging into its big data stores, with the hope of garnering information, simplifying operations and improving services and customer care.
Analysts believe Comcast has the power to seriously disrupt the wireless market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VIVA Bahrain deploys Huawei's triple-beam technology; Telia in Nepalese tax tussle; Telenor seeks ideas in its own backyard.
The interconnect company notched record revenue in Q1, and is sanguine about the intelligent interconnect it's developing for high-performance data center applications.
Microsoft's core PC business is deflating faster than cloud business is rising.
CEO uses slightly disappointing earnings results call to say enterprise cloud business is doing great.
Verizon's catering to a young and younger audience with new video content and services.
Verizon Technology Planning VP discusses the operator's 5G plans with Light Reading at a 5G event in Brooklyn.
Light Reading's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick climbs down from the slots to tell us about the latest news in broadcast technology at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
Earnings call information says pilot won't be on mobile services, but Verizon still planning to lead the industry in rolling out 5G.
Sling TV can't make up the difference in Dish subscriber loss.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky profits up 12%; Orange complete DRC acquisition; Tele2 sees profits slip in Q1.
As the Swedish vendor runs hard to stand still, CEO Hans Vestberg discusses the new restructuring process, Ericsson's growth targets, job cuts, Huawei rivalry and the Cisco partnership.
In his latest appearance at the NAB Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he plans to put broadcasters' ATSC 3.0 petition out for public comment by month's end.
Swedish equipment vendor announces dramatic plans to sharpen focus on cloud and IT after reporting a disappointing set of quarterly results.
The advent of 5G is leading strategists and developers to look far beyond the realm of the smartphone.
In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
With the blessing of its MSO members, cable's research arm is ranging farther afield with an NFV testing operation that is agnostic to network architecture or operator category.
With 'Unlock the Box' looming, Comcast announces Xfinity apps for Samsung and Roku hardware.
The judging is over and the Leading Lights 2016 shortlists have been published -- you can see who made the cut by clicking on this link.
2016 finalists for WiC's inaugural Leading Lights -- Most Inspiring Woman in Comms, Female Tech Pioneer of the Year and Female-Led Startup to Watch -- are revealed.
A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.
China's biggest mobile operator continues to outpace its smaller rivals in the country's flourishing 4G market.
Tuesday was another busy day for the video folks under the hot Vegas sun.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: EU objects to Android; Swisscom touts mobile broadband breakthrough; Finnish smartphones ready to ship again.
Sweden's telecom incumbent is sounding more bullish on earnings expectations but continues to face sales pressure in core markets.
This week at Upskill U, AT&T's VP Network on Demand, Josh Goodell, leads a course on Webifying the Network.
The company's quarterly earnings call was a welcome no-drama change-of-pace from the activity of recent months.
CEO Brian Krzanich continues to shake up the iconic chipmaker, with major layoffs as the company tries to move away from PCs.
Google has big plans for OnHub.
The Spanish incumbent is looking at the alternatives should regulatory authorities block the sale of its UK business to Hutchison.
China's second-biggest mobile operator warns investors that a recent turnaround on customer growth has come at the expense of profitability.
Download our complete guide to de-risking NFV deployment in 2016, including: - An eight-step strategy to deploying NFV safely, based on input from the companies that have already started virtualizing their production networks. - Interviews with leading executives at Colt, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson and Heavy Reading.
At their annual show, broadcasters and vendors are scrambling to keep up with the rapidly changing video market.
Now that Sony has launched a 4K movie streaming service and AT&T/DirecTV is broadcasting golf and baseball action in UHD, is 4K video ready to go prime time?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe's boffin cloud; Vodafone does FTTH in Italy; Africa-1 cable system takes shape.
There's just no pleasing Wall Street.
Revenue for cloud and other strategic areas is growing, but not enough to offset overall revenue decline.
Ericsson is partnering programmers with ISPs in a revolutionary new content delivery network model.
French IoT player blasts its LPWA and cellular rivals and accuses LoRa of being a Semtech technology, rather than a fully open system.
Qorvo will expand its reach into the smart home and IoT markets with the acquisition of the Dutch company, which specializes in designing Zigbee and Bluetooth chips.
Amazon and Sling TV put major new features/service options on tap.
If apps are the future of TV, why don't we have more pay-TV apps?
Global carrier's Media Ecosystem ready to deliver OTT as cloud-based service from post-production through distribution.
Using software platform's three-year track record, Nokia intends to spur virtualization rollouts by focusing on specific use cases, like IoT.
Like Apple, Facebook, and Google, Sony is examining the possibilities of 5G too.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI sets out its stall; EU's Margrethe gives Android her hard stare; Sky does pan-European movie deal with Sony.
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
Boingo CTO Derek Peterson and VP Lauren de la Fuente give a glimpse into the WiFi provider's culture and share advice for men and women in the industry.
Upskill U's 'Virtualization 101,' class taught by Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro on 4/20, covers all the basics on virtualization and more.
Mitel has downplayed concern that its takeover of PolyCom could upset the latter's partnership with Microsoft.
Activist investor Elliott Management gets its way as Mitel and Polycom agree terms to create a bigger, more differentiated player in the enterprise and communications service provider markets.
This week in our WiC roundup: entry-level women ask for more money – and get it; Verizon workers demand better contracts; 4-H refocuses around STEM; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson trumpets 5G progress; Com Hem COO steps down; Opera Software bid extended.
The gigabit city race is going wireless.
Alan Fitzpatrick, co-founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit, spells out the state's progress in at least starting to wire nearly every major market for gigabit service.
China's biggest network vendor is on course to be more than one and a half times as big as its main Western rival by 2018.
Regina Dugan will develop breakthrough hardware as part of the company's ten-year plan for growth.
Realigning products and services around cloud for service provider, enterprise and consumer.
Verizon and Softbank appear to be best able to make use of Yahoo's operations.
Panel of experts at Incompas says there are lots of reasons to protect encryption, especially since law enforcement can get info in other ways.
There's a new IP set-top on the scene.
Women Who Code survey suggests that women feel held back from advancement by male-dominated work environments, but also by their own lack of confidence.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: doubt cast on Privacy Shield; Deutsche Telekom settles with workers; Orange Egypt turns to NEC for LTE backhaul.
Eddy Barker, assistant VP of technical design & architecture for AT&T, outlines his company's intent to use new G.fast standard as well as next-gen PON to deliver gigabit service.
David F. Welch, Co-Founder and President at Infinera, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, to talk about optical white box technology, business strategy to maintain Infinera's success in the changing telecom
India's fourth-biggest service provider is entering the 4G market through a deal with RJio.
Google does a mea culpa as Google Compute Engine was out for 18 minutes worldwide Monday.
Project Terragraph brings small cells and WiFi to urban downtowns, while the ARIES Massive MIMO radio extends wireless to rural areas. They join the Aquila drone in Facebook's drive to extend data access to 4 billion more people.
Light Reading wins awards for video infographics and its Virtuapedia information resource at the Ava Digital Awards.
Augmented and virtual reality demos at Facebook's F8 conference prove the importance of gigabit broadband.
One of the industry's management and orchestration (MANO) development bodies has set itself a target of June for its initial release.
The French IoT player will have a hard time fending off the challenge from rival communications technologies.
Matt Hayes, executive director of access engineering for Cox Communications, outlines Cox's plans to use both GPON over fiber and DOCSIS 3.1 over HFC to deliver 1-Gig speeds.
Nearly 40,000 CWA members across the East Coast of the US have gone on strike today over a long-running contract dispute.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox partners on IoT in Oman; Tele2 hooks up with Sisteer for IoT in France; Telecom Italia rethinks top-table pay.
MCNC President & CEO Jean Davis explains her group's quest to wire all of North Carolina with dark fiber for gigabit service, especially the state's rural and outlying areas.
Who deserves to be welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year? Let's take a look – and you can vote for your favorites.
A new service using technology from Technicolor will enable anyone to up-convert video to HDR, with the aim of making more HDR content more widely available.
The US telecom market needs major reform to address the needs of business customers.
FiOS makes a comeback in Boston.
Facebook is expanding channels for people and businesses to communicate, including chatbots and live streaming video.
Zuck takes a swipe at Trump.
Google Fiber wants to be in the over-the-top TV business.
The emergence of a low-cost chip that could be used in any device could trigger an IoT boom, according to the CEO of standards group Weightless.
Don't get too excited – April 12 marks how far women must work into the year to earn the equivalent of what men earned in 2015 as the gender pay gap persists.
Ed Vaizey says FTTP technology may be the answer to the UK's broadband needs and says regulatory changes could spur investment.
Light Reading and Cisco teamed to launch Upskill U, an online university aimed at educating the communications industry on the business behind NFV, IoT, SDN and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft signs up to Privacy Shield framework; 3 Sweden taps Nokia for TD-LTE; Telefonica boosts LTE coverage with BICS IPX agreement.
MEF 54 tells network operators how to interconnect their Ethernet services using an external NNI but warns it won't work with non-standard NNIs.
Gigi Sohn, counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlines the Commission's priorities for the next ten months and talks about the interplay between public and private broadband investment at Gigabit Cities Live in Charlotte, N.C.
Connections between floors or suites of large data centers can prove expensive and cumbersome so Windstream is using pre-provisioned Cloud Xpress.
The city of Charlotte, N.C., is in the enviable position of having both AT&T and Google Fiber competing to provide gigabit services to residents in the region. CIO Jeff Stovall talks about the benefits of gigabit broadband, but also what else is needed to make sure gigabit services deliver economic and social benefit.
A recap of Women in Comms' recent networking breakfast in Denver, offering advice on how to build your personal brand and why it matters.
Reduced demand from enterprises and service provider deployment timing will cause Juniper to miss its previous guidance on revenue and income, the company said.
Sheila approaches her company's IT support director with a seemingly simple request, but Quilliam takes everything so 'technically'...
WiFi is offering a challenge to the network-centric cellular status quo and that's something that mobile network operator CEOs recognize, believes Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser.
FCC chair tells Incompas crowd the agency will vote April 28 on outlawing some business contract language and will restructure special access by year's end.
At the company's Global Analyst Summit, Huawei predicts further eye-watering growth for its Carrier Business Group -- and that spells bad news for its main rivals.
Take two cable veterans, mix in a millennial co-founder, raise gobs of money and then make everyone wait years for a launch. So far that's the story of Layer3 TV.
New rate plans, new services and an easier way to do business are all part of an effort to draw more wireline providers into the wireless biz.
Emerging-markets player aims to virtualize networks across its global footprint, with China's ZTE in the running for additional business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Ireland completes 4G upgrade; UK's Daily Mail eyes Yahoo; Nokia appoints new president at subsea unit.
SVP Lisa Miller provides updates on life at Level 3 post tw telecom merger, how the network operator is tackling data and delivering dynamic services on SDN and why security is top of mind.
Hilary Mine, Leader of Network Transformation at Nokia, shares thoughts on why tech seems to be the least popular field in STEM and what the industry can do about it.
Services remain critical, says the carrier's new CTO, but enterprises want to know how their applications are performing.
Facebook and Microsoft see 'chatbots' as a rich new platform for enterprise partners. Despite the silly name.
Andy Jassy, who headed up AWS as senior vice president, gets a new title in recognition of his service -- and as a possible successor to Jeff Bezos.
Your Gigabit Cities Live edition of Gigabites.
The iPhone maker is looking for a wireless engineer who can develop hardware using emerging technologies.
North Carolina has become a hub of gigabit activity, and Gigabit Cities brought many of those players, plus the EPB, together to share insights.
A new Heavy Reading report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure.
Once a leader in video-on-demand hardware, SeaChange still hasn't found the right formula for success in a software-driven market.
This week in our WiC roundup: New York and San Fran improve parental policies; gender parity boosts the GDP; female-led businesses take off; and more.
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange appoints healthcare services chief; M&A in the UK's managed services sector; Spanish FTTH lines top 3.4 million; Ciena lands utility network deal in Germany.
Optical fiber giant Corning is buying AFOP while GigPeak (who?) has completed the acquisition of video specialist Magnum Semiconductor.
Cities must prepare for gigabit fiber construction by digitizing their records and gearing up permitting and other processes.
OpenStack everywhere integrates software, hardware and services and runs on customer premises, using hardware, software and services provided by Rackspace.
Like HBO, Hulu is now a premium cable channel available for an additional $8 per month.
Equinix Data Hub is designed to help enterprises enhance performance by locating data near its source, users and cloud providers.
Verizon takes 24.5% stake in AwesomenessTV.
Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
China's biggest equipment vendor has built up a huge lead over its Western rivals in the global communications service provider (CSP) network technology market.
At MWC 2016, Mats Nordlund, Co-Founder and CEO of Netrounds, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about the company's history, service delivery and the progression of the telecom industry on the service level.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hails wireless backhaul breakthrough; Hutchison offers more concessions on O2 deal; Safaricom strikes broadband deal with Kenya Power.
Sprint is selling off $3B-worth of network gear, which will be leased back to it, to raise $2.2B.
Nvidia claims Qualcomm unfairly used its market dominance to crush its Icera business.
Finnish vendor begins job cuts process as it looks to reduce costs following its takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.
Huawei is pitching its new P9 smartphone as a technically sophisticated challenger to the iPhone 6S and Samsung S7.
Jeff Stoval says the network is part of a broader ecosystem that includes other IT piece parts but also education and training of the work force.
The New IP Agency has five new members as it prepares to take its industry virtualization evaluation program to the next level.
The social network is building LinkedIn Platform as a Service, a private cloud foundation for diversifying services.
After a chastening month, ZTE publishes 2015 financials that reflect its ongoing spat with the US authorities, but which also show significant growth.
In our latest community poll, Light Reading readers pick Distributed Access Architecture as the top next-gen technology priority for the cable industry.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French 'white spaces' compensation plan gets EU approval; CityFibre bags long-haul customer; Bezeq taps into Devicescape's WiFi tech.
Open Compute Project (OCP) developments can help network and data center operators deal with the demands of hybrid clouds, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging ecosystems and platforms, says Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi.
The company is searching for a new management team as the company faces a hearing with Nasdaq about a possible delisting.
Intel says IoT boss Doug Davis is retiring, while Bloomberg reports that mobile boss Aicha Evans has resigned.
AT&T has criteria for choosing its GigaPower cities, including public policies and local demand, but invitations to serve are always welcome.
Top advisor to the chairman says priorities for final ten months include preparing for 5G, expanding digital inclusion efforts and opening set-tops.
Mari Silbey, Light Reading cable editor, kicks off the Gigabit Cities event by reminding folks the US still lags in average broadband speeds.
NFV can bring operational headaches as well as operational gains, argues Andy Huckridge.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Robert Mugabe hints at Internet clampdown; Deutsche Telekom still seeks Qivicon partners; EU's Apple-in-Ireland tax probe could take some time.
Its annual report on the industry says enterprises are still only using a fraction of their existing data but they are moving more quickly.
Chinese vendor carries out a management reshuffle, promoting its CTO into the leadership roles, as it looks to appease US authorities.
Yuval Bachar, LinkedIn's principal engineer, architecture and strategy, talks about how the Open Compute Project (OCP) promotes innovation and efficiency in the data center technology sector, allowing LinkedIn to focus on what it does best - software.
There's only a few days left to vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
Having previously made a seed investment in data center and industrial IoT asset management specialist NodePrime, Ericsson is now buying the whole lot.
The newly combined company faces tough competition from industry giants. Maybe too tough.
Brocade to buy WiFi partner, but says $1.2B deal is more focused on LTE, 5G and mobile edge future.
New York has passed the most progressive parental leave policy of any state, hopefully setting a precedent for other states and companies on how they support parents.
Acquisition of security engineering firm powers network operator's ability to address special needs of largest enterprise and government customers.
Orange's failure to seal a takeover deal for Bouygues Telecom may force the company to accelerate other strategic initiatives.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes regional for business; free WiFi for soccer stadiums; Innowave's new UK boss.
5G is about so much more than just very high bandwidth and low latency – and SDN is going to play a key role in enabling 5G full potential, argues ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt.
Women are notoriously under-represented in the tech industry, even more so in the open source community, but open source leaders can encourage diversity by setting behaviorial standards and becoming more inclusive, says Nithya Ruff, director, open source strategy office, at SanDisk.
ZTE bids so long to CEO Shi Lirong along with two other senior executives caught up in trade dispute with the US.
The IEEE's Karen McCabe shares her thoughts on why you must master your domain but branch out into others as well.
Dr Ben Azvine, global head of security research & innovation at BT, talks about the various cybersecurity threats that major telcos have to deal with and the way that BT is using analytics to deal with those threats.
Live in 4K, it's alligator feeding time... thanks to EPB's gigabit network.
Two European universities are offering an open source microprocessor, initially aimed at low-power IoT devices. Open source CPUs have the potential to reduce the costs of high-volume IoT applications.
Who could have anticipated that people wouldn't like having practical jokes added to their email?
This week in our WiC roundup we compile stories offering practical solutions and tips for increasing the number and prominence of women in the tech industry.
Should Comcast's Stream TV count toward users' broadband data caps? It's complicated.
Facebook developed its own hardware and software to gain the agility and efficiencies it needs to support Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, streaming video and more on a global scale, says Network Team Manager Omar Baldonado.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NB-IoT drives smart parking in UAE; Amazon reportedly considering a stake in HERE; Telenor's Friday feeling.
Brocade reckons interest in NFV is growing in the Indian market as operators look to differentiate themselves from rivals.
Chinese vendor defies economic slowdown to post bumper profits thanks to sales of devices and 4G equipment.
In this live video tutorial, we present how to configure Flozelia's EpsilonApps, a groundbreaking tool for managing and provisioning virtualized network functions.