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Eurobites: Optimism Stages a Comeback
News Analysis | 12/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone signs small cells deployment deal with JCDecaux; Deutsche Telekom's IPO backlash; Sky's rethink on Now TV.

Telcos Target a Piece of the M2M Action
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/11/2014

Communications service providers are looking to play an integral role in the M2M (machine-to-machine) value chain, but it's not easy.

Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors
LRTV Documentaries | 12/11/2014

Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.

AT&T Adds Brocade, Ciena, Cisco to Its SDN, NFV Program
News Analysis | 12/10/2014

AT&T has added three more names to the growing list of vendors engaged in its cloud/SDN/NFV program and reiterated that it expects its capex spend to go down as it build out its next-gen network.

Ciena Looks to Shake Off Capex Concerns
News Analysis | 12/10/2014

Ciena will look to distance itself from carrier capex concerns as it reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings.

Comcast Sued Over Home Hotspots
News Analysis | 12/10/2014

Bay Area residents are suing Comcast over the cable company's home-based WiFi hotspots.

SDN Drives Codero's Flexible Hybrid Clouds
News Analysis | 12/10/2014

Hosting specialist's special mix of commercial technology and home-grown software allows its enterprise customers to mix-and-match cloud with bare metal servers.

Are Utilities Really Gigabit Players?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/10/2014

Many US utility companies today are caught in a crisis of identity, progression and even purpose.

Arista Gets With the Programmability Program
News Analysis | 12/10/2014

EOS+ is designed to allow network operators to use off-the-shelf and custom EOS apps to make networks more flexible.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Radio Dot Goes Live
News Analysis | 12/10/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia opens mobile security center in Berlin; AlcaLu's new EMEA man; KPN cuts jobs in business unit.

TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B
LRTV Interviews | 12/10/2014

TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.

AT&T's New Security Strategy
LRTV Documentaries | 12/10/2014

AT&T's Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso explains how his company is wrapping virtual security layers around micro network domains.

Charter Completes Digital Transition
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

Charter is turning off its last analog TV signals this week, bringing an end to its all-digital transition.

US Carriers Spanked on Big Red's Q4 Margin Squeeze
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon shares all fall on concerns about the impact of holiday pricing deals in the US.

2020 Vision: A First View
LRTV Documentaries | 12/9/2014

At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.

2020 Vision Photos: First Light
Slide Shows | 12/9/2014

It's good news for insight-seeking telecom execs but bad news for puffins as Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit hits town.

Holiday Deals Squeeze Verizon's Q4 Wireless Margins
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

Verizon says promotional offers and high customers volume will hit at its wireless margins in Q4.

Security Suffers From 'Not My Job' Mentality
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

Security is the most important trend for future networks, according to Heavy Reading's 2020 Vision survey, but it requires organizational changes and a change in mindset.

ConteXtream Launches OpenDaylight-Based SDN Fabric for NFV
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

The vendor adds support for OpenDaylight, OpenStack and other standards to its venerable SDN fabric.

Eurobites: Telenor Strikes 5-Year Deal With Huawei
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster uploads in Finland; Altice agrees to buy Portugal Telecom; Swisscom buys IT company.

Optical Sector Awaits Finisar-JDSU Deal
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

Finisar eyes the potential for consolidation in the optical components sector, with many believing JDSU's optical unit could be an M&A target for Finisar.

Can Silicon Photonics Add Spark to Hardware?
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

Huawei's latest R&D push on silicon photonics is a reminder that vendors still want to differentiate on hardware.

Palo Alto Urges Prioritizing NFV/SDN Security
News Analysis | 12/9/2014

Speaking at Light Reading events, Christer Swartz cautions against trying the bolt-on security approach after-the-fact.

Who Has 2020 Vision?
Shades of Ray | 12/8/2014

A select group of industry executives has gathered in Iceland to discuss the future of networks, services, skills, strategies and the role of service provider IT.

Comcast Unlocks Ethernet @Home
News Analysis | 12/8/2014

Comcast has unveiled a new Ethernet @Home service that extends Ethernet services over HFC lines to employees working at home.

CenturyLink Acquires DataGardens for Cloud Disaster Recovery
News Analysis | 12/8/2014

Carrier acquires Canadian-based software firm, DataGardens, with which it had been partnering.

Eurobites: 4G Fires European Recovery
News Analysis | 12/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC looks at Com Hem; Nokia speeds up TDD-FDD LTE; big-name BT shareholder happy with mobile plans.

G.fast Chip Startup Raises $17M
News Analysis | 12/8/2014

Fixed broadband access specialist banks a new round of funding as standards-based products head to the market.

Photos: Velkomin til Íslands!
Slide Shows | 12/8/2014

Light Reading's first 2020 Vision Executive Summit promises to be the 'Davos for telecom' -- but first, some pictures of the event's beautiful backdrop of Iceland.

CESR Vendor Focus Turns to Energy Efficiency
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/8/2014

Energy efficiency has long been vital to service providers because of its large and growing effect on their operating costs and earnings.

UNH-IOL Testing Ethernet for Connected Cars
News Analysis | 12/8/2014

Interoperability testing expands for both the OPEN Alliance approach to single-pair Ethernet and what is likely to be new IEEE standards.

Cisco Slams Arista With Massive Patent & Copyright Suit
News Analysis | 12/5/2014

The lawsuits charge Arista ripped off Cisco features and documentation, then bragged about it.

G.fast G.ets G.reen Light
News Analysis | 12/5/2014

Standard gets final approval, lining up a scrap for chip and system-level traction.

Obama Signs CableCARD Death Warrant
News Analysis | 12/5/2014

President Obama formally ended the CableCARD mandate by signing into law the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR).

For Verizon, IoT Is All About Evolution
News Analysis | 12/5/2014

Verizon's early IoT efforts are focusing on enterprises in areas such as smart cities, energy and intelligent transportation.

Eurobites: Orange Expects BT M&A Decision by Christmas
News Analysis | 12/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU probe into Orange's Jazztel bid; 4G in Kenya; Belgacom makes a difference in Brussels.

Mega Media Deals Back on the Clock
News Analysis | 12/5/2014

The regulatory review clock resumes on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV deals even as the public rhetoric heats up again over net neutrality concerns.

HeyWire Accuses Operators of Censorship
News Analysis | 12/5/2014

All four of the big US operators have changed their tune on iOTT messaging providers, blocking their services and demanding increased fees, HeyWire says.

ETSI NFV Group Sets Phase 2 Agenda
News Analysis | 12/4/2014

The ETSI NFV Industry Specifications Group has met for the final time in its 'Phase 1' and has set some objectives for Phase 2.

Cox Biz Looks Beyond SMBs
News Analysis | 12/4/2014

Larger businesses and carrier services, including small cell backhaul, will get more attention in 2015, says SVP Steve Rowley.

Verizon Begins 3G Refarming to Add LTE Capacity
News Analysis | 12/4/2014

Verizon is starting to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE, but it will be a slow, gradual death for its 2G and 3G networks.

SDN's Role in Carrier WiFi
Column | 12/4/2014

SDN can play a significant role in helping operators offload data traffic via WiFi.

Eurobites: Vodafone Squashes M&A Speculation
News Analysis | 12/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy regulation debate; UK introduces Diverted Profits Tax; Finland cables up for data center market.

Black Arrow Snags Virgin Media
News Analysis | 12/4/2014

Scoring its first European win, Black Arrow strikes deal with largest UK cable operator to insert ads in on-demand, multiscreen video programming.

Startup Aims to Be Europe's First Virtualized Telco
News Analysis | 12/4/2014

Luxembourg carrier Join Experience looks to network virtualization to provide its customers with flexible service.

Ericsson Calls for Data-Centric Security Approach
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

Ericsson says data security must move beyond a perimeter-centric approach.

Investments on the Rise for Carrier-Grade WiFi
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

New Amdocs research suggests carrier-grade WiFi connections will jump from 14% of total WiFi hotspots today to 72% in 2018.

AT&T Adds Virtual Layer of Security
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

Carrier now using software-based security to 'shrink-wrap' micro-domains inside its broader network perimeter.

Mobile Ops Must Hike Security Spending
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

With network and device threats, infections and attacks all on the rise, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan urges mobile operators to boost spending on security measures.

FCC Spectrum Auction Tops $40B in Bids
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

The AWS-3 auction has pulled in more than double the total bids that the 700MHz auction did in 2008.

Ciena Amps Up Software Play, Attacks VNF 'Agility Gap'
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

Ciena deepens its software strategy with offerings to help service providers sell VNFs on demand to enterprises.

Vendors Split Over New Ethernet Specs
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

Industry attention on 2.5GBit/s and 5Gbit/s Ethernet is heating up, but the emergence of two vendor groups, one boasting Brocade and the other Cisco, threatens to slow down interoperability.

Eurobites: TeliaSonera, Telenor to Merge Danish Units
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Skype co-founder launches new multimedia-messaging app; Swisscom's network wins praise, and prize; Gulf contracts row.

China Approves Competitive Broadband Networks
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

China commits to private broadband networks – but with limits.

CSPs Seek New World Order
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

New Heavy Reading research shows that service providers still have work to do in improving order management for business services customers.

CenturyLink Aims Gigabit at Businesses
News Analysis | 12/3/2014

When it comes to Gigabit broadband, CenturyLink means business.

Sprint Halves Rivals' Pricing Plans... Sorta
Que Sera Sarah | 12/3/2014

Sprint's promotion to halve the service pricing plans of those switching from AT&T or Verizon isn't as good as it seems when you factor in the new device requirements.

TWC Rakes In $3B for Business Services
News Analysis | 12/2/2014

Time Warner Cable has passed the $3 billion mark for business services revenue in 2014.

Cable Still Working on Biz Credibility
News Analysis | 12/2/2014

Commercial services revenues are flowing for cable operators, but VIP customers in segments such as healthcare still need convincing that MSOs can deliver the business services they need.

Has EE Solved the Rural Connectivity Challenge?
News Analysis | 12/2/2014

UK mobile operator plans to reach connectivity-starved remote villages with wireless links that make use of its existing licensed spectrum assets.

Verizon Taps SpiderCloud for Dual-Band 4G Small Cells
News Analysis | 12/2/2014

Vendor will provide its dual-mode LTE small cell system for Verizon's enterprise customers and public venue deployments.

NTT's 4G: Faster Than a Speeding Shrimp?
News Analysis | 12/2/2014

NTT DoCoMo loads up the crustacean cannon for a really blazing 4G ad.

Interview: Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
LRTV Interviews | 12/2/2014

'Networks are back!' is one of the key messages from Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes, who also talks about the vendor's financial rehabilitation.

Eurobites: Fitch Signals End of Euro Telecom Slump
News Analysis | 12/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finland gets LTE in the 450MHz band; Sky prepares for possible M&A action; Millicom seeks new CEO.

US Cable Nears $10B in Business Service Revenues
News Analysis | 12/2/2014

Heavy Reading prediction kicks off annual New York event for cable business services sector that highlights continued market growth and success.

Layer3 TV Signs SeaChange, Signals RDK Plans
News Analysis | 12/2/2014

Video startup Layer3 TV has signed a deal to implement SeaChange's Nucleus video gateway software, which is built on top of RDK.

AlcaLu Virtualizes Mobile Malware Security
News Analysis | 12/1/2014

Vendor's rebranded mobile malware software, Motive Security Guardian, is now being offered in the cloud.

The Big Spend on AWS Has Consequences
Jonestown | 12/1/2014

The soaring bids for the FCC's AWS-3 auction will likely impact its planned Incentive auction and carrier capex plans, among other things.

Bell Labs Gains 2020 Vision
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2014

Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon, who is also Alcatel-Lucent CTO, talks about the network of 2020, the role of R&D and his recent brush with U2's Bono.

Alticast Software Powers New Videotron DVR
News Analysis | 12/1/2014

Alticast provided much of the software and systems integration work behind Videotron's new X8 multi-room DVR.

Eurobites: Vodafone Chews Over Liberty Merger
News Analysis | 12/1/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice confirms offer for Portugal Telecom; Orange tests three-carrier aggregation in Poland; AlcaLu's 400G job in Algeria.

Telcos Tap Into Cloud Platforms
News Analysis | 12/1/2014

Fast-growing cloud service platform providers such as AppDirect bring telcos closer to their business customers.

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