Cisco unveils WiFi analytics technology, including a 'heat map' of connected wireless devices, to help cable operators monetize hotspots.
Telecom giants moving into cloud are having to work harder, continue to debunk persistent myths, and develop more mature cloud offers.
The industry needs to sort out its strategy on the replacement of circuit-switched TDM local end offices. Quickly.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tesco's cut-price tablet; more scandal at MTN; Ethiopia's telecom potential.
Verizon is gung-ho about launching LTE-only devices, which means the chip giant's CDMA royalty stream may dry up.
A new pricing model is needed to let people use their phones whether at home or abroad.
Apple and Nasdaq are the latest to jump on the outage bandwagon. What gives?
Vendors link ExtraHop's IT operations smarts with Arista's datacenter switch to reduce risk of going virtual.
US MSOs capture 20% Ethernet market share, install more Ethernet ports than incumbent telcos.
New OECD report notes the rapid growth of mobile offload and points out it could indicate capacity problems to come.
The small cell market is exploding, with many new vendor startups and technology options.
Mobile devices are the shopping tools of choice, even when shopping for cable TV or a wired phone line, according to Google.
In new study, US consumers rate cable TV providers at bottom of the pack for customer service.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Rostelecom sees profits slip; BT lands pharmaceuticals IP Connect gig; Austrians and their apps.
Easy question, right?
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) have the potential to solve a lot of service provider issues.
There's big money in selling aggregated, anonymous subscriber data to businesses wanting to study customer trends, vendor says.
Apple's iOS 7 supports Hotspot 2.0, which could fuel faster, more widespread next-gen hotspot adoption.
Facebook and friends focus on data efficiency as part of a bid to get 5 billion more people online at a price they can afford.
A Wall Street Journal report says the NSA can collect emails between US citizens, reaching 75 percent of domestic Internet traffic.
After 26.6% jump in net income for the first half of 2013, vendor forecasts profit for first nine months of 2013 to reverse net loss from first three quarters of 2012.
TiVo's latest line of 'Roamio' DVRs put cable's current TV Everywhere offerings to shame.
Despite robust FiOS & U-verse growth, cable operators extend their dominance in US broadband market in Q2.
Direct benefits to enterprise customers are still uncertain, since most of those customers aren't quite ready for SDN.
The operator plans to put a few startups out of business with RCS, but it's a slow-moving process.
AT&T is upping its LTE deployment pace once again, announcing 50 new markets it will be in by the end of 2013.
Time is running out...
Telcos need to adapt to a 'DataCo' model to operate efficiently and effectively in a world dominated by video and data traffic.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: E-Plus/Telefonica deal to be put under the microscope; Bosnian gig for Redknee; Ofcom consults on satellite WiFi for planes, boats and trains.
400Gbit/s bandwidth granularity is not only feasible, but already useful today.
Along with Leap Wireless, AT&T will get its hands on its popular Muve Music, a service it's wise to keep playing.
Just what is Carrier SDN and how is it different from Transport SDN?
AT&T and CenturyLink reverse course and accept Connect America Funds after regulators loosen restrictions and reporting rules.
Verizon Wireless is the last of the major US mobile operators to get onboard with NYC subway cell services through a deal with Transit Wireless.
A Light Reading readers poll shows there is a lot of belief that NFV is the real deal.
Outages have hit Amazon and Google – should we be afraid? Should we be very afraid?
The MSO has landed a seven-year, $84 million contract with the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.
When Open Data becomes standard, it will become big-data, a multi-billion, multi-sector opportunity.
Most healthcare infrastructure is ill-equipped to keep up with the scale of data collection and analytics.
Light Reading visits Cisco's Chicago customer briefing center to chat about small cells over a telepresence screen.
Also today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson's South Korean gig; Kudelski's H1; and 4G behavioral studies in the UK.
Achieving LTE roaming will be challenging, but that pales in comparison to what carrier aggregation will bring.
More big storms are coming, says Obama superstorm committee, but wireless and other safety recommendations are non-binding in post-Sandy report.
Even with solid telco TV gains, the US pay-TV sector suffers bigger customer losses in second quarter.
Virtualizing the network means running on commodity hardware, which will fail much more often than today's systems.
Seth Schachner finds that BlackBerry could still squeeze value out of emerging markets, its enterprise network, and patent portfolio, but faces some daunting challenges ahead.
LTE's popularity in the UK is great news for the network but bad news for carrier WiFi initiatives.
YOUi Labs wins best in show prize at CableLabs' summer confab, claims Tier 1 MSO deal.
It's summer 2013: Do you know where your 4G LTE network is?
Orange Business Services encourages its customers to use global suppliers, but there's value in staying close to home.
The move to IPv6 isn't an easy one, but those sticking with IPv4 are on board a sinking ship.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Swisscom trumpets 4G success; French tower operator struggles to find buyer; BT soccer balls-up.
Despite the potential for new business, many telcos appear to be watching the cloud-services opportunity drift by
Light Reading visits Polycom's new NYC executive experience center where big screens and telepresence make it so you won't have to make the trip.
Google Fiber prepares Provo pricing plans while Comcast prepares competitive salvo.
Groups of vendors are coming together to advance the virtualiztion cause, but are they really advancing their own agendas?
The carrier has gained confidence for eventual 400G deployment as it lifts the veil on its first live 100G long-haul circuit.
Video drives more mobile data traffic than any other type of application.
It was another hot month for mobile venture capital funding. Rutberg & Co. runs down the top-funded private companies for July.
Handset subsidies will fall when Verizon can offer only dedicated VoLTE smartphones, its CFO says.
Which one of these things is just like the other?
Sony reportedly reaches 'preliminary deal' with Viacom to run its channels on new Internet TV service.
Competition in a truly open auction should determine the winners and losers, not the FCC.
2013 was supposed to be the year of 100G. But is it really?
In the growing universe of TV apps, how do you get yours to stand out?
Prism fallout! Oracle, IBM and EMC are set to be investigated over security concerns in China.
In today's EMEA roundup: Rostelecom doubles-down on mobile; Vodafone's Icelandic boost; Opera's on song.
Experts are already casting doubt on the true origins of North Korea's first home-grown smartphone.
Does Level 3's new leadership understand what the old guard didn't – that acquisitions and bandwidth band-aids won't heal its financial wounds?
Two biggest US MSOs form joint venture to manage RDK software for new IP video set-tops.
The GSA says HD voice is creeping closer to mainstream, but I'll believe it when I hear it.
The Roku settop ranks as most popular box as streaming media players go mainstream.
Transition to SDN/NFV represents competitive opening for networking vendor against Cisco and Juniper.
The numbers look impressive, but the growth projections are tempered, thousands of jobs are being cut, and investors are nervous.
Bang! Ouch! Free phone fun in Seoul leaves 20 injured.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: TIC takes 100G to Slough; Telefonica e-commerce plan gets Brussels green light; Virgin takes BT's sport content
Social networking giant plays with pop-ups to promote popular programs.
AT&T adds more LTE markets as it races to catch Verizon's 4G footprint, while claiming faster network speeds.
The telecom industry is changing -- and so is Light Reading
The Visual Networking Index created by Cisco is treated with industry-wide reverence, but why is it treated as established fact?
Where did it all go wrong? And what's going to happen in the next 10 years?
DukeNet is exploring how SDN can revamp its service assurance, traffic analysis and provision new services
Out with the old, in with the new Light Reading
Light Reading has had a major revamp – check it out!
Also in today's EMEA roundup: KPN Foundation concerned about Slim's intentions; German court makes things awkward for Liberty Global; Kabel Deutschland falls short
Two vendors join forces to offer Chromecast-like streaming media stick solution to pay-TV providers
With the support of the city and a whole lot of fiber, SFR has opened the doors to Chicago's biggest data center just south of the bustling business district downtown
BT has put its in-house analytics capabilities to good use and is open to partnerships in order to explore other innovations
Huawei has garnered 40% of the LTE market, followed by Ericsson at 34%, Informa finds
Big US MSO chalks up more cell backhaul, WiFi hotspot gains
Intel buys Fujitsu unit to pump its RF smarts as it moves into the multi-mode LTE age
Successful field trial prompts plans to deploy Ciena system on regional routes next year
Fast video streaming could be just one application enabled by new FCC rules on 60GHz frequency band
R&D consortium expands worldwide, absorbs Cable Europe Labs, takes over all DOCSIS specs and kicks 'forking' off the cable menu
Acquires UK hosted unified communications specialist to bring its BroadCloud services to Britain
User demand for 100G networking is driving the industry
BlackBerry appears to have few real rescue options as the board looks for a way out for BB10 and the brand
Pricing is likely to be a key issue for the next iPhone as Apple is expected to unveil the '5S' in September
Also in today's EMEA roundup: BroadSoft buys UK unified comms player; Ofcom looks at spectrum-sharing; banks resist STC loan restructuring
Here's a look at one of the approaches being championed for the complexity issue of managing virtualization, this one from CloudNFV
TiVo's transition to software licenser progresses as GCI of Alaska becomes the first MSO to offer Pace gateway that integrates TiVo user interface
After two years of doom and gloom, IPTV is once again a good news story
When it comes to M2M, Orange knows it can't go it alone as it turns former customers into partners
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telekom Austria reports revenues dip and sees former exec jailed; ZTE offers Firefox phone on eBay in UK; BT does Derbyshire
Cable operators now account for about a quarter of the US Ethernet services market, finds new report
NSN and Cisco well placed to meet the network and applications virtualization needs of mobile operators, reckons ABI Research
UBS analyst says it could be an unhappy Halloween for the wireless margins of larger carriers as T-Mobile preps the next stage of its 'Un-carrier' strategy
New job ad hints at native Wi-Fi calling in the future as well as deeper LTE and small cell integration
With the Apple iPhone finally available in its stores and a less restrictive approach to customer contracts, T-Mobile expanded its customer base for the first time in four years
Network functions virtualization (NFV) could revolutionize the way networks are built and drive down operators' network costs
Also in today's EMEA roundup: privacy group targets GCHQ collaborators; EC raps Germans again over fixed termination rates; BT's nuisance-call-blocking handset is a winner
Who says rural areas lack connections?
The GSA says 54 new commercial 4G LTE networks have been launched this year
Slower than expected cloud services sales and declining legacy broadband revenues lead CenturyLink to lower its sales target for the full year
With its Moto Home acquisition closed, Arris is preparing to launch new customer premises equipment products, including video gateways, to make up for its stalled set-top box sales
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom on the up; Vodafone UK 4G launch imminent; Austrian gig for Coriant; Russian consolidation
Blue Planet platform deals are ramping up quickly as Cyan sees active SDN revenue, but that didn't prevent it getting a beating on the NYSE
Operator caves to OTT pressure and plans to double down on cross-platform comms instead
Once the wireless operators are ready too, the G2 should be zipping on LTE-Advanced speeds
AT&T is closing in on 400 updated 4G markets fast in its LTE summer splurge
Google's Chromecast could be a threat to cable providers and streaming TV rivals while providing the search giant the most direct route to its users' family rooms or man caves
Phil Falcone's hedge fund company alleges Dish committed fraud to become bankrupt 4G operator's biggest lender
Vendor teams with major research networks on prototype SDN WAN for operators to test
With Nokia now the 100% owner, Nokia Siemens Networks becomes Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) - well at least it's not confusing!
Major managed services deal in Asia/Pacific and better than expected financials give billing specialist an air of confidence
Also in today's EMEA roundup: VimpelCom Q2 profits up 17%; c'est la guerre in French mobile market; TDS H1 revenues slump; EC highlights mobile charges discrepancy
With 100,000 customers signed up, MVNO moves to LTE but is beaten to the punch on an all-IP handset
Charter reports a net loss of $96M in Q2 despite residential and consumer revenue gains
Vendor says carrier customers are clamoring for virtualized technology and will begin testing immediately
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia downgraded; Allot loses $3.9M in Q2; Alvarion receiver still looks for sale; SPIT with an SDN flavor – yum!
Service provider IT (SPIT) giant says it has ousted rivals as it lands major customer care and billing managed services deal at Vodafone
The tablet market slowed in Q2 with no new iPads to drive sales, says IDC. But overall outlook is positive for many players, including Windows 8.
The optical systems vendor hires a finance exec with IPO experience while carving out its own piece of the international market
AT&T adds more markets in the US as O2 in the UK gets ready to start 4G services in London and beyond
Cable operator's customers no longer have access to CBS content as NFL pre-season face-off ends in a lose-lose result
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone's Kabel bid recommended; Huawei sets up London finance team; ST-Ericsson does splits; spying, codenames and GCHQ
Apple cuts prices on refurb streaming set-tops as Google's Chromecast starts to make waves
Optical vendor says it's involved in SDN lab trials and provides some optical optimism as it reports a flaccid Q2
Operator struggles to hold on to customers as it waits for AT&T to acquire its Cricket-branded operation
Revenues and ARPU levels might be rising (slightly) but customer number are on the slide
Starbucks announced this week that it will replace the free 1.5 Mbit/s WiFi service AT&T has provided it since 2008 with Google's Level 3-supported WiFi.
Plus: Deep woes at Telecom Italia; Liberty spies greater Virgin Media benefits; Brits in line for more 4G offers
As NTT Docomo reaches a 4G milestone in Japan, there's more LTE-Advanced action in South Korea
As it unveils its Q2 results, Liberty Global says it can gain greater efficiencies from the integration of Virgin Media, but it has revenues issues at Virgin to address, too
Managed wireless ATM service latest offering targeting key customer segment
Independent Show speakers urge cable operators to focus on broadband video fare to capture 20-somethings' eyeballs
Google threw a party for its "fiberversary" in Kansas City this week, but where's all the fun new things to celebrate?
Having taken a breather from its acquisition spree in the US, Zayo could kick-start some infrastructure consolidation action in Europe
AlcaLu says it wants three to five other partners, and Qualcomm needs to make a big mark in small cells, but where does that leave their current partners?
Time Warner Cable lost residential customers during Q2 but generated more revenues thanks to its broadband service revenues
Also: Huawei in Kuwait; UK preps for 4G competition; Vodafone reshuffle; network sharing in Spain
Major set-top box vendor registers $1.3 billion in revenue for the first half of 2013, up 30 percent from a year ago
EE's LTE monopoly in the U.K. is about to end, but how can O2 catch up?