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Tata Talks Innovation at BTE
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2015

At BTE in Chicago, Dave Ryan, Tata Communications' executive VP of the Americas Region, discusses the need for innovation in the large enterprise services sector.

Networks Are Like Mullets
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

Service providers need to serve business data networks by day, Netflix video users by night, making management tricky.

Why TV Everywhere Is Taking Off Now
LRTV Documentaries | 6/15/2015

In this LRTV interview, Verizon's Joseph Hopkins explains why multiscreen video is finally starting to hit a sweet spot with viewers and how his company aims to capitalize.

UBIqube: Best Product Presentation at BTE
Shades of Ray | 6/13/2015

UBIqube was awarded the Best Product Presentation show floor award at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago.

HP: Best Demo Space at BTE
Shades of Ray | 6/13/2015

HP won the Best Demo Space show floor award at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago.

Wray Reshaping CenturyLink Cloud Operation
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

New dev-ops approach means major changes in structure, job definitions and even the way offices are built, all to enable faster innovation.

BTE 2015: Wild Times at the NFV Zoo
LRTV Documentaries | 6/12/2015

As you'd expect, NFV and Carrier SDN were top of the agenda at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

Fuzzy Outlook for Ultra HD
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

Despite growing sales and shipments of 4K TV sets, experts say the future of Ultra HD is unclear because of content, bandwidth, encoding, security and other challenges.

Level 3: Honeypots Are Only Half the Battle
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

CEO Jack Waters urges the industry to do more when it comes to security, including not only detecting threats, but alerting customers and acting on them using 'situational awareness.'

Ofcom Maintains Regulatory Attack on BT
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

Latest regulatory move could see BT forced to slash wholesale leased-line fees.

BTE 2015: 4K All the Way
LRTV Documentaries | 6/12/2015

Strategies to counter the OTT threat and 4K video developments were top of the agenda during the Video Summit at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

Eurobites: AlcaLu, Sequans Combine on IoT for Orange
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Group looks at Yoigo; EU exempts mobile from social tariffs; Ericsson's mobile money move.

Our Windy City Diaries: Sightseeing at BTE
Slide Shows | 6/12/2015

Chicago has no shortage of sites to be seen. While attending the Big Telecom Event, we explored the streets and took some photos, for your benefit, of course.

MTS India Preps Move to 4G
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

India's only pure-play CDMA service provider is getting ready to move from 2G CDMA to 4G.

Highlights of BTE 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 6/11/2015

What were some of the highlights at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) this year? We had a chat about it on the show floor.

The New IP Agency Is Born at BTE
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

The New IP Agency (NIA), which aims to simplify the currently baffling NFV ecosystem, was born at the Big Telecom Event (BTE).

Cox: Cable Will Band Together Out of Market
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

Cox SVP Stephen Rowley says cable operators ultimately want to take their business services offerings to national accounts, but it won't be easy to go out of market, and it will take time.

Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes Heading to Altice – Report
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom gets tough on broadband speeds; German spectrum bids pass €3 billion; takeover trouble in Slovenia.

BT, Allied Telesis Foresee Broadband Future
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

At the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, BT bigs up G.fast for copper-based broadband while Allied Telesis puts WDM-PON in play for the Gigabit community.

The Best of BTE: Highlights From the Show
Slide Shows | 6/10/2015

The Big Telecom Event offered everything you would expect from a world-class conference, including engaging speakers, fun demos and tons of booth swag.

DoCoMo & EE Share 5G Visions
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

As the industry searches for 5G answers, two telcos shed some light on their mobile network evolution strategies.

Vodafone UK Enters Quad-Play Fray
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Vodafone has added broadband service to its mobile offering as rivals plan major convergence moves of their own.

DT Exec Pressures Vendors on Open Source
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Encouraged by Cisco's commitment to open source practices, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg wants other vendors to follow suit.

Taming the NFV 'Orchestration Zoo'
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Proliferation of NFV silos risk vendor lock-in.

Adventures in 'Platforming' at BTE
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

BTE's day two keynoters share visions of new network platforms for the New IP era.

Calling All Women Startups! Intel Wants to Give You Money
Que Sera Sarah | 6/10/2015

And Light Reading wants to help! We're proud to partner with Intel to identify and profile female and minority-led communications startups competing for the funding.

Smart Cities Need Long-Term Goals to Thrive
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Short-term political and investment considerations may be stifling the development of smart cities.

Harmonic Drives New Ultra HD Group
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

New industry group takes on workflow problems for Ultra HD video by coordinating the adoption of standards and best practices for signal delivery and production.

Cloud DVR Is a Killer App... Just Not in 2015
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Cloud DVR is likely to be a game changer, but probably not until later this decade.

BTE 2015 Day 1: 'Inevitable & Irreversible Change'
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2015

Watch highlights of the events of Day One of BTE 2015 from Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading; Andre Fuetsch, SVP of architecture and design for AT&T; Colin Bannon, CTO of BT wholesale technology, services and operations, and more.

BTE 2015 Day 1: Steve Saunders's Keynote Speech
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2015

Hear Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, give his BTE 2015 Day 1 keynote speech.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK Launches Fixed Broadband, Voice
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT/EE moves to second stage of scrutiny; TeliaSonera buys a chunk of Spotify; OTE sheds more jobs.

Colt Blames Vendors for NFV Holdups
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Operators and vendors are not seeing eye-to-eye on the pricing and sale of virtualization products.

Koley: Google Open Sourcing Config Models
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

In his second straight appearance at BTE, Google's Bikash Koley tackled the transport SDN challenge.

Cisco SVP: Telecom Must Transform or Lose Out
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Companies across the industry must reinvent themselves as platform providers and embrace open source if they are to thrive in future, according to Cisco.

Leading Lights: The Highlight Reel
LRTV Documentaries | 6/9/2015

Awards were given, drinks were downed, jokes were made and a good time was had by all! Here's a quick look back on Light Reading's own Night at the Museum for the 2015 Leading Lights awards in Chicago.

The Intersection of Technology & Taxidermy: Leading Lights at the Field Museum
Slide Shows | 6/9/2015

At the intersection of technology and taxidermy, you'll find the Leading Lights Awards.

AT&T Touts Its First Virtualized Functions
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

AT&T SVP Andre Fuetsch discusses three of the functions AT&T has already virtualized along the path to making its network 75% software-defined by 2020.

Why So Many SDN Groups?
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Are the massed ranks of SDN and related groups getting in each other's way?

Broadcom Claims First D3.1 Set-Top Design
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Broadcom announced a 'world's first' set-top reference design solution supporting DOCSIS 3.1, but it follows demonstrations of a D3.1 gateway from Comcast last month.

EE Makes IoT Push Before Takeover by BT
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

The UK's leading 4G operator has announced a new Internet of Things strategy that should gather momentum following a tie-up with BT.

Eurobites: EE Tightens 4G Focus
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

...with a 4G-connected video camera. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks teams with German university on 5G; TDC takes Mediaroom to Norway, with AlcaLu's help; trouble at Mobily.

US Cellular Seeking New 5G OFDM Waveform
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

CTO of the Chicago-based operator says that 5G will require a new waveform, but one that's based on an evolved form of OFDM.

Brocade Boosts SDN Network Performance
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Flow Optimizer is designed to provide increased control and security for OpenDaylight-based SDN networks.

Leading Lights Awards 2015: The Winners
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

We had 24 awards to hand out this year – find out who went home triumphant from our lavish awards dinner at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Qualcomm Looks to Sell UK Spectrum Holdings – Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

US chipmaker looks to take advantage of new European regulations allowing L-band airwaves to be used with mobile broadband services.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Best New Product (Mobile)
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Early moves in mobile virtualization, wireless video and UC consolidation all make the cut for Leading Lights.

Cisco Launches All-Purpose Security Server
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

The Firepower 9300 is designed to run a variety of security services from Cisco and third parties.

Time for Some New Acronyms for CRAN
Column | 6/8/2015

There are many variants of the CRAN concept, but all have the potential to deliver major capex and opex savings in the network.

Atlantic Broadband Swallows MetroCast
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Atlantic Broadband plans to acquire MetroCast Communications for $200 million.

Deutsche Telekom Plotting BT Takeover – Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

The German incumbent aims to use proceeds from a T-Mobile US sale to buy the UK's former state-owned monopoly, according to the Telegraph.

Procera Unveils QoE ScoreCard
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Packet inspection and subscriber experience vendor unveils a customer services scorecard that's all about quality of experience rather than connection speeds.

Reinventing the Pay-TV Business
Breznick Unbound | 6/8/2015

In LR's inaugural BTE Video Summit, speakers will look at how the video industry is changing and how service providers can cope with those changes.

BTE 2015: Making Old Technology New
Wagner’s Ring | 6/8/2015

Re-architecting VNFs, the changing telco data center and open source for service providers are themes for Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro at this week's Big Telecom Event.

Eurobites: Does DT Have Designs on BT?
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: legal challenge to Telefónica's E-Plus acquisition; KPN gets down with the startups; Apple Pay for the UK?

10 Telecom Greats & Their Doppelgängers
Slide Shows | 6/8/2015

We've paired these telecom legends with their slightly more recognizable lookalikes. We dare you to tell the difference.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 6/7/2015

Find out what helped five test vendors make this year's awards shortlist.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Deployment
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

It's still very early days for NFV but our two finalists are first-rate.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Service Provider
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

Our first IoT/M2M award is being contested by two very strong finalists -- AT&T and KORE.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

This new category attracted a lot of entries and a very strong shortlist.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Best New Product (Telecom)
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

It's always a hotly contested category and this year has been no exception, with nine impressive shortlisted entries.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

As service providers rely more and more on their IT and support systems, the competition to win this award intensifies, with seven vendors battling it out this year.

BTE 2015: DCI's Here; Where's It Going Next?
DOS Attack | 6/5/2015

Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.

Not So Fast on Dish/T-Mobile Deal, Analyst Says
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Fiendishly playing the devil's advocate, Craig Moffett argues that the reported deal-in-the-works between Dish Network and T-Mobile US doesn't really make much sense.

BTE 2015: Windstream CTO on GigE Trends
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Windstream CTO Randy Nicklas answers Light Reading's questions on gigabit Ethernet trends.

Vodafone Could Buy Virgin Media, Quit Germany, Says Analyst
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Talks between Vodafone and Liberty are focused on the UK and German markets, according to one analyst.

T-Mobile US Sale Fits DT's All-IP Game Plan
Morris Lore | 6/5/2015

T-Mobile US has little place in Deutsche Telekom's strategic vision, and its sale could even help the German operator to realize its true ambitions.

Time Warner Cable Whips Up More WiFi
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Time Warner Cable is extending its WiFi network to Dallas, San Antonio and Raleigh, raising its total number of WiFi hotspots above 100,000.

BTE 2015: G.fast Is a Game-Changer, Says BT Exec
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Colin Bannon, the CTO at BT's Wholesale division, is pumped about the broadband performance potential of G.fast, as he'll explain at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

Eurobites: 'NokaLu' Clears Another Hurdle
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT puts a firewall in its cloud; Millicom buys Zanzibar Telecom; Huawei to train African students.

Vodafone in Asset-Swap Talks With Liberty
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Vodafone and Liberty may swap assets or team up in parts of Europe but say they are not talking about a merger.

BTE 2015: 5 Qs for T-Mobile's Rusty Lhamon
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

T-Mobile's director of M2M updates us on the carrier's strategy and the networks it sees driving the future of IoT, as well as offering a preview of his upcoming BTE panel.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Best New Product (Cable)
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

The six finalists demonstrate that cable still boasts plenty of innovative products as the industry seeks to hang onto video subscribers, pad its broadband customer base and generate fresh revenues.

Syniverse: Expect a Summer of LTE Roaming
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Mobile interconnect firm says summer is looking hot for international LTE data roaming.

Equinix Spices Up Chinese Cloud With Alibaba
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

The partnership will help extend its multinational businesses to Asia.

Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
From the Founder | 6/5/2015

Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative SMB Service
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Mobility and integrated service bundles are the common themes in this year's list of finalists for innovation in SMB services.

Sprint & Cisco Bring WiFi to Downtown KC
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Sprint's hometown will become Cisco's latest Smart+Connected city, the first in the US and the first to be supported by a wireless operator.

New Cisco Leadership Favors Diversity
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

More participation from women on a smaller executive team.

Telefónica Bets on IT Transformation
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

The Spanish operator is undergoing a major BSS transformation process that will enable it to focus more on its customers and innovation, says its CIO.

Showtime Joins OTT Parade
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

As expected, Showtime plans to follow in the footsteps of HBO by introducing its own over-the-top service for broadband subscribers next month.

Layer3 TV Closes $51M, Plans 2015 Launch
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

The latest financing round for Layer3 TV brings the company's total funding to more than $80 million as it prepares to launch a new pay-TV service later this year.

Euskaltel IPO Could Support M&A, 4G Rollout
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

The biggest operator in Spain's Basque region is planning a public listing and considering takeover moves.

Eurobites: Orange Looks to North Africa
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange backs out of Israeli relationship; AlcaLu's 100G powers Telecom Italia; eircom expands fiber footprint.

BTE 2015: Innovation Thrives on Diversity
Que Sera Sarah | 6/4/2015

Chicago CIO and Women in Tech at BTE keynoter Brenna Berman explains why we need more women and minorities in the tech industry.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Eight vendor finalists demonstrate that SDN doesn't stand for "Still Does Nothing" anymore.

BTE 2015: It's the Fiber, Stupid
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Gigabit services are great for marketing, but fiber is what delivers the ROI.

Wedge to Address APAC Market From Singapore Office
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Security firm Wedge Networks has revealed plans to open a new office in Singapore in the next two months.

Cisco, IBM Make OpenStack Acquisitions
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Cisco plans to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, while IBM acquired the Blue Box Group.

Fibrenoire Finds Assurance With Accedian
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Canadian operator reveals it has been working with Accedian to monitoring hybrid cloud performance.

Big Data Not Really About the Data
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Speaking at the Canadian Telecom Summit, data analytics experts say business values and customer needs come first, not the data itself.

BTE 2015: 5 Qs for AT&T's Andre Fuetsch
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

AT&T's SVP of Architecture and Design and BTE Keynoter Andre Fuetsch discusses the carrier's SDN strategy, APIs and more ahead of the show next week.

OPNFV's Arno Release Imminent
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

The long-awaited first code release from the Open Platform for NFV Project is about to hit the streets, says director Heather Kirksey.

Telecom Italia Warns of Virtualized Silos Risk
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Italian incumbent says it struggles to work with NFV products from different suppliers as operators look to avoid vendor 'lock-in.'

BTE 2015: Spare a Thought for the Network Security Team
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Network security teams get a bad rap and could do with some help and support, says Heavy Reading's chief analyst.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Samsung Team on IoT
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia on Orange's hitlist; EC still rowing about roaming; Huawei completes Danish upgrade.

Small Carriers Make the Case for Low Band
Column | 6/3/2015

The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.

The Five Nines Makeover
Shades of Ray | 6/3/2015

The telecom industry needs to rethink the meaning of 'five nines', says Ericsson CTO.

BT Predicts SDN/NFV Vendor 'Shake-Out'
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Startups and smaller players appear to be making inroads into NFV and SDN at the expense of the industry's more established vendors.

Nakina Goes Holistic in Securing Network
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Vendor builds on existing Network Integrity Framework, combining constant scanning with analytics to protect heterogenous networks.

Comcast Wins Praise, But Suffers Delays
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Comcast's talking TV guide soared off the runway, but its Gigabit Pro service is still parked at the gate.

Apple & Google: At War on the Home Front
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Apple & Google want to be a new type of home invader.

Sprint to Woo Customers With 'Cut Your Bill in Half' App
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Sprint will soon launch an iOS mobile app that lets its competitors customers compare their rate plan to Sprint's directly from their iPhones and iPads, Light Reading has learned.

FCC CIO: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

In a keynote at the Canadian Telecom Summit, FCC CIO David Bray spells out his "Five Bold Principles" to know about the web and smart devices going forward.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Comcast, EarthLink and Tata all offer services that innovate in keeping enterprises and their employees connected.

Facebook Joins TM Forum in Connectivity Push
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Social networking giant signs up to TM Forum to expand Internet access in emerging markets.

Intel to Buy Altera for $16.7B
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.

Cisco Adds Service Management Tool to ESP
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

The Cisco Evolved Services Platform gets a network provisioning and service assurance solution, the EPN Manager.

Eurobites: MVNOs Spark Austrian Price War
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European IaaS attracts investors; MTN strike rumbles on; Ericsson lands BBC deal.

32 Regional Telcos Buy Codero Cloud Hosting
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Will bring data center services to local businesses.

Fame, Glory & Ping Pong Await You at BTE
Que Sera Sarah | 6/2/2015

Support charity. Defeat Communism.

Orange Looks to Huawei for IT Overhaul
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

The French operator is collaborating with Huawei on a digital transformation it hopes will make it as agile as an OTT player.

Cisco CTO Warrior Is Out Too – Report
Wagner’s Ring | 6/1/2015

Company Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore announced their departure earlier Monday and CTO Padmasree Warrior is rumored to be not far behind.

Nokia Advances MEC for 5G, IoT
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Vendor's AirFrame Data Center platform advances its vision of mobile-edge computing and provides its backbone for 5G and IoT.

2 Cisco Presidents Quit
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Incoming CEO Chuck Robbins plans to announce his new management team within two weeks as Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore step down, effective next month.

Managing SDN & NFV With Real-Time Insight
Column | 6/1/2015

Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.

They Want Their Gigabit Now
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

In our latest community poll, a clear majority of Light Reading readers say that consumers see the need to get gigabit broadband services today.

Frontier Tags TiVo for OTT/OTA Trial
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Frontier has a trial under way with TiVo to offer a combined OTT/OTA video service to broadband-only subscribers.

ADVA Ups Its DCI Game
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

ADVA adds the FSP 3000 CloudConnect to its line-up to target the latest data center interconnect opportunities.

Eurobites: Vodafone Preps for Italian Fiber Job
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials 4G Broadcast service for FA Cup final; Swisscom cozies up to digitec; farewell, then, Belgacom.

German Spectrum Auction Bidding Hits $2.2B
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Germany's multi-band auction has already exceeded regulatory expectations and could level the playing field in the 1800MHz band.

Huawei Open Digital Telco Summit
Slide Shows | 6/1/2015

Huawei Technologies gathered industry leaders, industry analysts and the media at the the B4 Plaza Hotel in Nice, France, to outline the future of digital communications -- here's what happened.

Getting Massive at DoCoMo's 5G Lab
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

NTT DoCoMo is testing a number of 5G technologies in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Nokia Unveils Telco Cloud Hardware Platform
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Nokia Networks has developed a hardware platform with Intel that is designed for a distributed telco data center architecture.

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