Just as in the video space, service providers must ensure that ultra broadband customers enjoy superior user experiences to stand out in the market.
Though Google usually builds its own network, in this case it will sue city-built fiber network to carry data. The network is also open to other providers.
Less than two months after closing its big Pace purchase, Arris is laying off 10% of its workers as it struggles with drooping sales and unfavorable exchange rates.
Almost everybody involved in Yahoo -- the board, the CEO, and many investors -- has hired consultants to fend each other off.
IBM says business-apps partnership with Apple is leading to a range of benefits for enterprise customers.
Intel and Nokia will contribute reference designs around access, backhaul and core, and management for operators such as Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom to deploy.
Vittorio Colao says 5G 'will not work' in Europe without action on the standardization and regulatory fronts.
A recent survey confirms a strong link between service providers' interest in digital operations and network functions virtualization (NFV).
German incumbent takes big step forward on its rollout of a pan-European network and launches alliance to address OTT challenge in the business communications sector.
We should be careful not to let our visions of the future Industrial Internet of Smart Things (or whatever) get too far ahead of our infrastructure reality.
Caffeine, the latest virtual acronym, the Extreme Submarine and Barcelona's most atmospheric photo opp all featured on the first morning of this year's MWC.
Acquisition immediately bulks up Verizon's fiber optic footprint both nationally and in major metro markets and will help densify its wireless network.
AT&T will test NB-IoT and LTE-M 'within 12 months,' the company's SVP of IoT says.
The fourth major release of the open source SDN controller focuses on high availability, stability, scale and performance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky falls in on BT's copper-sweating strategy; MasterCard to launch 'selfie pay'; Powa in administration.
Ingrid-Helen Arnold, SAP's CIO and chief process offer, shares how she's using technology and internal processes to increase diversity at the global company.
Telstra has set out its plans for both revamping 4G and developing 5G.
Cox kills myFlare, FlarePlay and FlareKids OTT services.
Swedish vendor forms global alliance with cloud services giant, teams with Quanta to scale up its cloud hardware platform development and joins the Open Compute Project (OCP).
The networking giant plans a volume of announcements at Mobile World Congress that would strain the carrying capacity of a battlecruiser.
The Saudi Arabian incumbent is rolling out public cloud services based on OpenStack through a partnership with Mirantis.
Demonstration will show multivendor VIM and NFVi usage in delivering commercial VNFs in a model-driven approach.
Nokia is acquiring experienced telecom software specialist Nakina Systems to bolster its network security story.
There are already drones on the market that can find unsecured networks, and it's easy to set up an unauthorized WiFi access point nearly anywhere.
While Altice is known for cost-cutting, the French operator has promised to follow through on planned gigabit service rollouts in the Suddenlink footprint it recently acquired.
Our latest independent test report has put Cisco's security systems through their paces.
This week in our WiC roundup: virtual solutions to real hiring problems; the dearth of black female startup founders; the top tech companies for women; and more.
The Arris E6000 CCAP platform will power four out of five of Comcast's first DOCSIS 3.1 markets.
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is working to address the concerns of German enterprises about investing in Industrie 4.0 technologies.
SDN and NFV are shaping up to drive major transformations in how telecom operators build and manage their networks by 2020.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN shares plummet on results warning; 3 looks to block mobile ads; new wearables spec wins widespread support.
Swisscom is deploying NFV for vCPE, while Telecom Personal in Argentina is using HPE's policy and subscriber management capabilities.
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Juniper and Affirmed are down with vEPC.
The alternative version of Arista's flagship operating system would be deployed if Arista loses its intellectual property lawsuit with Cisco, which Arista has no intention of doing.
Arista's revenue and earnings were lifted up by demand for cloud from enterprise and hypercloud networks.
Ericsson to talk up split radio architecture at MWC.
The company signed up 2.7 million new accounts in the quarter, primarily subscribers to Sling TV, which represents a significant shift for the satellite broadcaster.
Deutsche Telekom is expected to provide an update on its pan-net strategy at MWC. It needs to be good.
The FCC voted along party lines to pass Chairman Tom Wheeler's Unlock the Box proposal.
The giant Mobile World Congress show is a real money-spinner for the GSMA, generating tens of millions in profits.
Forget about TV Everywhere; Video Everywhere is about a lot more than streaming entertainment programming to portable video devices.
Mobile cloud startup Luminate Wireless adds Google, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard Ventures and others to its list of investors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mo' better MU-MIMO 5G; think-tank weighs into BT/Openreach debate; new GPON kit.
New partnership, which is exclusive in the US, goes beyond flexible bandwidth to add centralized management, new features and cloud integration.
Customer-first operations is as much about culture as technology.
HKBN has added some enterprise muscle with the takeover of New World Telephone.
New unit emphasizing how NFV technology can be deployed today to generate new revenues and create new business opportunities.
Sometimes a set-top isn't just a set-top.
The Chinese equipment vendor has a full menu of digital offerings, but can it address lingering concern about openness and interoperability?
The Chinese hypercloud provider is looking to SDN to provide scalability with quality of service for millions of users.
2015 wasn't the easiest year for Arris.
Marvell had already lost the patent infringement case brought against it by Carnegie Mellon; the only issue was the size of the payment.
Strong switch and enterprise customers sales offset declining router, service provider, and US federal sales.
The GSM Association's CMO Michael O'Hara talks to Light Reading about the evolution of Mobile World Congress and the other work that goes on at the industry body.
T-Mobile chief labels Verizon's commercial-5G-service-in-2017 claims as 'horse shit' because, he says, specifications won't be ready and handsets won't be around to meet that deadline.
Cable R&D group unveils sudden effort to craft 'Full Duplex' DOCSIS spec that would leverage mobile technology to boost upstream speeds.
AT&T transitions its video focus to DirecTV.
Only by virtualizing and distributing mobile core can operator cost-effectively support the billions of connections needed for 5G and IoT.
Italian national operator is boosting its fixed and mobile broadband access capex for 2016-18 but plans to reduce its spending from 2019.
Netronome CEO Niel Viljoen discusses how his company is bringing the efficiencies of mega-scale data centers to the mainstream.
Swedish vendor to roll out a 4G network covering 40 million customers for India's third-biggest mobile operator.
Improving flexibility and responsiveness with support for Mesosphere container management.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA's Ensemble tunes up; VimpelCom admits wrongdoing; Net Insight's Q4 investments take their toll; buffering is bad for blood pressure.
Company plans to introduce new coding into its own software in order to improve how it recruits women and make its leadership 25% female by 2017.
Why did Cisco decide to turn over its entire cloud portfolio to an interoperability test run by Light Reading? In part two of our interview, Gee Rittenhouse explains.
Scriptr.io provides a cloud-based platform that enables developers to create the software necessary to develop custom web services for the Internet of Things.
At NCTC winter conference, small and midsized cable operators outline plans to launch both DOCSIS 3.1 and PON services for gigabit speeds.
Liberty Global says it will "wait and see" on 4K TV.
Chinese vendor takes wraps of new 4.5G products in advance of MWC and says 5G is still years away.
The rise of business videoconferencing has been a long time coming, but can integration with UC and low-cost, fully featured systems finally take hold?
Now that service providers are starting to deliver gigabit speeds to the home, it's time for in-home networks to start picking up the pace as well.
Steve Saunders, Founder & CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Amir Khan, President/CEO/Founder of Viptela, to discuss his company's technological success and the hot new trend in the telecom world - SD-WAN.
Nothing makes cable companies look more like lumbering troglodytes than the cloud-native architecture of OTT rival Netflix.
Cast your vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer and female-led startup to watch, to be awarded at BCE's Leading Lights gala.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica tackles IoT security; Virgin Media's fourth quarter; Telecom Italia's three-year grand plan.
The industry needs the agility promised by 5G now, in advance of the emergence of formal 5G standards, says Brocade Mobile Networks CTO Kevin Shatzkamer.
Adds OpenDaylight and leaf-spine support.
Initial 5G radio testing starts this year with selected carriers.
French incumbent's optimism about a takeover of Bouygues has grown despite the challenges of sealing a deal.
The combination will create a stronger challenger to incumbent KPN in the market for both fixed and mobile services.
How do the world's equipment vendors match up in India's 4G market?
With proofs of concept completed, NFV is ready to move into commercial networks – mobile operators need to make the leap.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Maroc profits fall; 3 boss talks up O2 acquisition; Vodafone buffs up tax halo.
German startup spun out of Fraunhofer says its technology would allow a service provider to put an entire core mobile network on a Raspberry Pi.
The IEEE's Nita Patel share her insight into why there's more to STEM than science and math and how an inquisitive heart can take you far in this business.
Web giant will not take part in the upcoming 'incentive' auction of 600MHz spectrum, according to Reuters.
The FCC Commissioner is calling for a 28GHz framework to be ready by the end of 2016, as AT&T preps 5G tests on the band.
New regulation in the UK will require companies with more than 250 employees to reveal their gender pay gap, starting in April 2018.
But it's sticking with enterprise cloud services.
Most mobile network operators aren't providing even basic security measures. The proposal? Get users to pay for security.
Allot Communications says that apps are increasingly subject to malware, and suggests mobile networks fight back by offering security-as-a-service.
Don't laugh. It always comes down to pole attachments.
Two groups emerging to standardize the MANO as critical issues around OpenStack and information models can't be resolved.
TWC, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House will all likely pass on FCC's spectrum auction next month because of pending mergers.
This week in our WiC roundup: researchers uncover bias in open source; a fairy-god boss reviews your employer; why being female can hurt your credit; and more.
Scalable, flexible Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will be used in industrial enterprises to link remote and siloed M2M installations to leverage the power of the cloud.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: private equity firms expected to bid for T-Mobile Netherlands; Orange selects startups; Nokia does G.fast in Japan.
India's mobile incumbents could be making a mistake by trying to build a 4G lead over Reliance Jio.
Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.
AT&T is looking to grab a 5G lead over its international rivals, saying it will carry out field trials of 5G technologies in Texas this year.
But you need a compatible smartphone and network to really make it happen.
Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?
Rumor is that suitors are circling again, and TiVo has reason to consider their proposals.
There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year...
At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.
BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.
Also in today's EMEA regional round: Google extends 'right to be forgotten'; snoopers' charter needs work; customers confused by bundles.
But a tough economy made it a challenging quarter, said CEO Chuck Robbins on a quarterly earnings call.
The momentum behind 'open' everything is real and growing, and will be a significant component of operators' development activities on their march toward the cloud.
Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program -- it really does have something for everyone!
His criticisms of India's decision to block the free Internet program went too far.
It's not your typical startup incubator.
Midsized US MSO becomes the latest cable operator to launch field trials of new gigabit-enabling broadband spec.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria Q4 boosted by domestic market; MTN Nigeria chooses Gemalto for authentication; ADVA's 100G in Estonia.
Mobile apps and browser specialist is being acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors, including the new owner of Grindr, for $1.2 billion.
In Part 2 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to take a deep dive into security issues and how to prevent malicious cyberattacks.
Verizon will trial SpiderCloud's dual-mode LTE-U small cells in Q3 2016.
Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
Systems integrator partner of AOptix buys low-latency radio link tech for trading networks.
The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.
Launching app development practice for networked, premises and cloud-based applications, including WebRTC, audio and video conferencing and more.
North American viewers with UHD sets and set-tops will now get to watch soccer, hockey and basketball games in 4K, thanks to moves by Videotron, Univision, Neulion and others.
New Spectrum platform pulls network analysis tools together into one easier-to-use system for enterprises and managed security services.
Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.
Designed to give service providers and their customers the benefits of virtualized customer premises equipment with five nines of uptime.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers top footy content for free; France goes after Facebook; small cells and bus stops.
The kiosks going up in New York City that will provide free Wi-Fi are going to be chock full o' Qualcomm.
The SaaS startup claims to be displacing giants such as Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in the service provider IT market.
Telcos want to convert their legacy Central Offices to data centers, but there are environmental and business challenges to doing that.
In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.
Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acknowledged that Yahoo is in fact willing to consider buyout offers, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has affirmed that Verizon is in fact evaluating whether or not to buy Yahoo and combine it with AOL.
Indian authorities have joined the US and Europe in passing net neutrality legislation.
Report from Leichtman Research Group drives home the need for pay-TV providers to incorporate Internet video services into their overall video offerings immediately.
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
Three fourths of companies across the globe offer flexible working policies, and 61% have seen their profits increase because of it, a new Vodafone survey suggests.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison opens up another front in M&A battles; BT finance chief steps down; Nokia touts smart service delivery.
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret Chiosi has been standing out her whole life, and she encourages other women to do the same in the workplace.
A merger between the two companies would produce one of the country's biggest mobile operators.
One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.
After 15 years in business, the hybrid radio/FSO provider has abruptly shut up shop and is selling off its assets.
This week in WiC: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some unique job perks; and more.
Google is looking for more 5G experts as its interest in mmWave radio grows.
JDSU split into two to improve focus and agility of the optical components and assurance technology businesses, and it looks like the move paid off.
Australian operators spend $387 million to improve the coverage and quality of 4G services outside urban areas.
Independent Ohio telco will become the latest US pay-TV provider to offer slimmed-down bundles to its subscribers next month.
A government decision to auction 700MHz spectrum at high prices this year has met with a furious backlash from operators.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom declared Europe's top telecom brand; new CEO at Telenor Serbia; latest on Google's UK tax sop.
Ma Bell files with the FCC tp test pre-5G at 3GHz, 4Ghz, 15GHz and 28GHz.
As it anxiously awaits regulatory approval of its pending TWC and Bright House buyouts, Charter plots rollouts of cloud-based video guide and new broadband spec.
Data center operator built out network largely for MSOs but is now expanding to the cloud and positioning itself for NFV and IoT.
French incumbent announces leadership changes in Europe.
Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.
The $1.4 billion acquisition is designed to help enterprises move from selling products to services – and Cisco wants to make the same change.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.
Ericsson executive to head up independent IoT patent licensing operation that will be open to all.
Vodafone is fretting over its network position in the fast-changing UK telecom market and wants the chance to take a stake in an independent Openreach, currently part of BT.
Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.
Hong Kong operator promises to increase investments, reduce prices and offer attractive terms to MVNOs if regulators bless the 3/O2 deal but not everyone believes it's a good offer.
Regular old smartphone users will still get a performance boost from Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE,' just not maximum speeds.
Starboard Value, a company that specializes in packaging distressed companies for resale, has taken a 6.7% position in the troubled semiconductor designer.
Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.
A ten-person, two-year-old NFV startup has found itself competing against the giants of Cisco, Huawei and Juniper for service provider business.
The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.
4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.
The company Americans love to hate is happily taking more of their money.
Women at Intel now make the same as their male counterparts, a step in the right direction as the company completes year one of a five-year diversity plan.
Digital Realty is now providing data center capacity for AT&T to expand its NetBond services, just as it does for IBM, Facebook and others.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.
Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.
New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
Yahoo CEO Mayer has been resisting a sale, but had to bow to the inevitable. The company finally said it will pursue a possible sale, as it announced a loss and a layoff.
Judge Shaw rules in favor of Cisco over Arista regarding several patents in initial decision, ITC judgement and Presidential review to follow over the next 120 days.
This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Atlanta and Nashville get first dibs on D3.1-powered gigabit service, followed by Chicago, Detroit and Miami.
Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.
Speculation that the operators might join forces has been doing the rounds for a few years and now they're in talks to combine forces in the Netherlands.
CEO tells Light Reading that 3.5GHz prototype small cells are available now.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safe Harbor turbulence continues; Deutsche Telekom plans new security unit; eagles attack!!!
Sources say BTI's optical technology is unremarkable, which helped Juniper get a low price.
Aircel is hoping a deal with Infobip will spur renewed interest in its messaging services.
Google is devoting significant new capex to building out FTTH networks faster, in more cities, and is also challenging AWS in the cloud space.
German incumbent achieves speeds of 11 Gbit/s over short copper loops during trials with Nokia-owned Alcatel-Lucent.
Here are three signs that Alphabet means business in consumer telecom.
UK fixed-line incumbent will have six business lines from April, it says, after reporting strong growth at its domestic broadband operation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky speaks up for O2/3 deal; Nokia's patents settlement with Samsung doesn't impress investors; Telenor buys analytics firm.
Technology for the sake of solving a problem or a purpose is what appeals to women, and that's key to bringing women into the comms industry, says Gargi Keeling of VMWare.
Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.