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.
Service providers need to serve business data networks by day, Netflix video users by night, making management tricky.
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 was awarded the Best Product Presentation show floor award at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago.
HP won the Best Demo Space show floor award at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago.
New dev-ops approach means major changes in structure, job definitions and even the way offices are built, all to enable faster innovation.
As you'd expect, NFV and Carrier SDN were top of the agenda at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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.
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.'
Latest regulatory move could see BT forced to slash wholesale leased-line fees.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Group looks at Yoigo; EU exempts mobile from social tariffs; Ericsson's mobile money move.
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.
India's only pure-play CDMA service provider is getting ready to move from 2G CDMA to 4G.
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 (NIA), which aims to simplify the currently baffling NFV ecosystem, was born at the Big Telecom Event (BTE).
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom gets tough on broadband speeds; German spectrum bids pass €3 billion; takeover trouble in Slovenia.
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 Big Telecom Event offered everything you would expect from a world-class conference, including engaging speakers, fun demos and tons of booth swag.
As the industry searches for 5G answers, two telcos shed some light on their mobile network evolution strategies.
Vodafone has added broadband service to its mobile offering as rivals plan major convergence moves of their own.
Encouraged by Cisco's commitment to open source practices, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg wants other vendors to follow suit.
Proliferation of NFV silos risk vendor lock-in.
BTE's day two keynoters share visions of new network platforms for the New IP era.
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.
Short-term political and investment considerations may be stifling the development of smart cities.
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 likely to be a game changer, but probably not until later this decade.
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.
Hear Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, give his BTE 2015 Day 1 keynote speech.
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.
Operators and vendors are not seeing eye-to-eye on the pricing and sale of virtualization products.
In his second straight appearance at BTE, Google's Bikash Koley tackled the transport SDN challenge.
Companies across the industry must reinvent themselves as platform providers and embrace open source if they are to thrive in future, according to Cisco.
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.
At the intersection of technology and taxidermy, you'll find the Leading Lights Awards.
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.
Are the massed ranks of SDN and related groups getting in each other's way?
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.
The UK's leading 4G operator has announced a new Internet of Things strategy that should gather momentum following a tie-up with BT.
...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.
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.
Flow Optimizer is designed to provide increased control and security for OpenDaylight-based SDN networks.
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.
US chipmaker looks to take advantage of new European regulations allowing L-band airwaves to be used with mobile broadband services.
Early moves in mobile virtualization, wireless video and UC consolidation all make the cut for Leading Lights.
The Firepower 9300 is designed to run a variety of security services from Cisco and third parties.
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 plans to acquire MetroCast Communications for $200 million.
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.
Packet inspection and subscriber experience vendor unveils a customer services scorecard that's all about quality of experience rather than connection speeds.
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.
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.
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?
We've paired these telecom legends with their slightly more recognizable lookalikes. We dare you to tell the difference.
Find out what helped five test vendors make this year's awards shortlist.
It's still very early days for NFV but our two finalists are first-rate.
Our first IoT/M2M award is being contested by two very strong finalists -- AT&T and KORE.
This new category attracted a lot of entries and a very strong shortlist.
It's always a hotly contested category and this year has been no exception, with nine impressive shortlisted entries.
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.
Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.
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.
Windstream CTO Randy Nicklas answers Light Reading's questions on gigabit Ethernet trends.
Talks between Vodafone and Liberty are focused on the UK and German markets, according to one analyst.
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 is extending its WiFi network to Dallas, San Antonio and Raleigh, raising its total number of WiFi hotspots above 100,000.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT puts a firewall in its cloud; Millicom buys Zanzibar Telecom; Huawei to train African students.
Vodafone and Liberty may swap assets or team up in parts of Europe but say they are not talking about a merger.
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.
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.
Mobile interconnect firm says summer is looking hot for international LTE data roaming.
The partnership will help extend its multinational businesses to Asia.
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.
Mobility and integrated service bundles are the common themes in this year's list of finalists for innovation in SMB services.
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.
More participation from women on a smaller executive team.
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.
As expected, Showtime plans to follow in the footsteps of HBO by introducing its own over-the-top service for broadband subscribers next month.
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.
The biggest operator in Spain's Basque region is planning a public listing and considering takeover moves.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange backs out of Israeli relationship; AlcaLu's 100G powers Telecom Italia; eircom expands fiber footprint.
Chicago CIO and Women in Tech at BTE keynoter Brenna Berman explains why we need more women and minorities in the tech industry.
Eight vendor finalists demonstrate that SDN doesn't stand for "Still Does Nothing" anymore.
Gigabit services are great for marketing, but fiber is what delivers the ROI.
Security firm Wedge Networks has revealed plans to open a new office in Singapore in the next two months.
Cisco plans to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, while IBM acquired the Blue Box Group.
Canadian operator reveals it has been working with Accedian to monitoring hybrid cloud performance.
Speaking at the Canadian Telecom Summit, data analytics experts say business values and customer needs come first, not the data itself.
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.
The long-awaited first code release from the Open Platform for NFV Project is about to hit the streets, says director Heather Kirksey.
Italian incumbent says it struggles to work with NFV products from different suppliers as operators look to avoid vendor 'lock-in.'
Network security teams get a bad rap and could do with some help and support, says Heavy Reading's chief analyst.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia on Orange's hitlist; EC still rowing about roaming; Huawei completes Danish upgrade.
The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.
The telecom industry needs to rethink the meaning of 'five nines', says Ericsson CTO.
Startups and smaller players appear to be making inroads into NFV and SDN at the expense of the industry's more established vendors.
Vendor builds on existing Network Integrity Framework, combining constant scanning with analytics to protect heterogenous networks.
Comcast's talking TV guide soared off the runway, but its Gigabit Pro service is still parked at the gate.
Apple & Google want to be a new type of home invader.
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.
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.
Comcast, EarthLink and Tata all offer services that innovate in keeping enterprises and their employees connected.
Social networking giant signs up to TM Forum to expand Internet access in emerging markets.
All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.
The Cisco Evolved Services Platform gets a network provisioning and service assurance solution, the EPN Manager.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European IaaS attracts investors; MTN strike rumbles on; Ericsson lands BBC deal.
Will bring data center services to local businesses.
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The French operator is collaborating with Huawei on a digital transformation it hopes will make it as agile as an OTT player.
Company Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore announced their departure earlier Monday and CTO Padmasree Warrior is rumored to be not far behind.
Vendor's AirFrame Data Center platform advances its vision of mobile-edge computing and provides its backbone for 5G and IoT.
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.
Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.
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 has a trial under way with TiVo to offer a combined OTT/OTA video service to broadband-only subscribers.
ADVA adds the FSP 3000 CloudConnect to its line-up to target the latest data center interconnect opportunities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials 4G Broadcast service for FA Cup final; Swisscom cozies up to digitec; farewell, then, Belgacom.
Germany's multi-band auction has already exceeded regulatory expectations and could level the playing field in the 1800MHz band.
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.
NTT DoCoMo is testing a number of 5G technologies in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Nokia Networks has developed a hardware platform with Intel that is designed for a distributed telco data center architecture.