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RJio's Big Small Cells Vision
News Analysis | 1/31/2016

RJio has announced plans for a major investment in small cell technology.

Curing America's China Syndrome
Column | 1/29/2016

It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.

How the FCC's Set-Top Plan Could Work
News Analysis | 1/29/2016

Here are a few of the technicalities behind the FCC's set-top proposal, from the people who helped design the technical solution.

Building a Secure DNS Architecture for NFV
Column | 1/29/2016

There are important considerations for companies to keep in mind when moving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to an NFV implementation.

Gigabites: Starry-Eyed Ambition in Boston
News Analysis | 1/29/2016

Not content to disrupt the TV industry, Aereo founder Chet Kanojia is back with Starry, a new company that plans to launch gigabit wireless Internet service.

Cisco EVP Development Patel Says Sayonara
News Analysis | 1/29/2016

Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief executive officer, bids Cisco adieu in the second half of 2016.

Cable Eyes the Enterprise Prize
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/29/2016

Cable has grown dramatically in the small- and midsized business (SMB) market, hitting the $12 billion mark, and is now heading into the enterprise business market.

WiCipedia: Equality, Fashion & Dads
Que Sera Sarah | 1/29/2016

For our inaugural WiC weekly roundup: Facebook's leaders set good examples; the brogammer fashion debate; Intel's Africa outreach; and more.

Google Pays Bounty to Best Bug Finder
News Analysis | 1/29/2016

Google's most prolific security researcher found 70 vulnerabilities on Google last year.

TeliaSonera: Timing May be 'Wrong' for Eurasia Sale
News Analysis | 1/29/2016

Swedish telecom incumbent recognizes difficulties of selling Eurasian assets in current conditions but says it needs to focus on its Nordic and Baltic operations.

Eurobites: Telefónica Sounds Warning on Internet of Bad Things
News Analysis | 1/29/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky reveals first-half figures, brings James Murdoch back; Orange offers more APIs; Tele2 bags spectrum in Lithuania.

FCC Still Bemoans Rural Broadband Gap
Rewired | 1/29/2016

Latest broadband deployment report shows more than half of rural Americans can't get the 25 Megs of broadband the feds say they need, even as rural telcos says FCC support is confusing and inconsistent.

ZenFi Brings Dense Dark Fiber to NYC
News Analysis | 1/29/2016

New kind of edge network will enable content caching and compute processing to bloom at the neighborhood level for greater efficiency.

Why Vodafone India Wants YOU Broadband
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Acquiring ISPs with fiber assets could make sense for India's mobile operators.

Microsoft Buoyed by Cloud, Surface, Burnt by Phones
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Azure revenue up 140%, Surface devices drive $1.35B in sales, but Windows phone revenues are down nearly 50%.

Amazon Soars but Investors Sulk
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Despite growing profits and revenue both overall and in in its AWS business, Amazon failed to hit analyst results and Wall Street punished it.

Are Huawei & ZTE About to Feel a Thaw in the Comms Cold War?
Jonestown | 1/28/2016

A change of administration in Washington could signal fresh opportunities in the US for Huawei and ZTE.

CEO Chat With Mitel's Rich McBee
Between the CEOs | 1/28/2016

Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.

TWC Chief Slams FCC STB Proposal
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Speaking on his company's Q4 earnings call, TWC Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus questions need to mandate open set-tops.

Juniper Buying BTI: Is That Enough?
Shades of Ray | 1/28/2016

Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?

Qualcomm Profits Sink on Weak Demand
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Struggling chipmaker reports sharp falls in sales and earnings and says device shipments will drop in the current quarter.

MSOs: We're Not Building National Biz Net
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Charter and Cox execs say the efforts to link cable networks for business customers are routine automation efforts for buying and selling access.

Facebook Wins Big in Q4
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Beating analyst estimates again, Facebook reported sky-high earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Eurobites: EE Deal Pays Dividends for DT, Orange
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk's latest security scare; Tele2 profits slip in fourth quarter; Nokia pushes 'pop-up' network.

Juniper: Packet-Optical Convergence Driving BTI Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Juniper isn't looking to build a big optical business but rather to take advantage of the DCI and metro market, said CEO Rami Rahim on an earnings call Wednesday.

Google on the Verge of Mobile AI Devices
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

The company's AI operation licensed Movidius's light-spectrum vision ICs, auguring devices that can 'see' and react to the environments in which they find themselves.

Sony Buys 4G IoT Chip Specialist Altair
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Israeli LTE chip firm is being acquired for $212 million by Sony, which is planning to expand its IoT components portfolio.

Employers Not Inspiring Loyalty in Millennial Women
Que Sera Sarah | 1/28/2016

Deloitte's survey of 7,700 Millennials suggests that their motivations and priorities are different from those of their older colleagues, as is their sense of loyalty to their employer.

TDC Targets Enterprise Market With Its Gigabit Upgrade
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Business services growth is just one of the benefits the Danish incumbent operator is expecting from the upgrade of its cable network to DOCSIS 3.1.

AT&T Claims North American LTE Crown
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

AT&T has increased its 4G girth by expanding into Mexico.

STM Backing Out of Set-Top IC Biz
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Exhausted by flagging business for semiconductors for advanced set-top boxes, the company will cease developing new products and reassign hundreds of employees to other units.

Sprint Setting Up New Entity to Fund Network
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Sprint will put up spectrum and more to get $3B-plus to fund network buildout.

FCC Ready to Rule on Set-Top Overhaul: Report
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

A setback on set-tops for the pay-TV industry.

Major Telcos Join Facebook's Open Compute Project
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, EE, SK Telecom, and Verizon are among those joining the new Open Compute Project Telco Project launched today.

Beating Netflix: The Pay-TV Market in 2016
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Light Reading has a new report on video innovation in the pay-TV market.

AT&T Eyes TV Everywhere Gold
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Six months after gobbling up DirecTV, AT&T plots launch of several 'mobile-centric' TVE services designed to reach all video devices.

Metro Connect Bubbles With Optimism
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Competitive fiber players are excited about major new opportunities from data centers to edge computing, as well as continued cell tower backhaul.

Equinix Expects Explosive Enterprise Growth
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Interconnect giant is going aggressively after enterprise market, promising to make hybrid clouds and outsourced data centers easier.

Telstra Picks Up China Cloud Firm Qiniu
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Telstra has been on the acquisition trail in Asia once again.

Eurobites: TDC Goes Gigabit With Huawei
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shoots, SCOREs; eir rises in second quarter; Orange forms biometrics partnership; Lycamobile in UK tax trouble.

Ericsson Shares Tumble Despite Profit Growth
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.

VMware Announces 800 Layoffs, Executive Shake-Up
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

As part of the decline in its on-premises computing business and shift to cloud and networking, the company is laying off 800 employees.

Juniper Flies Into DCI With BTI Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

Juniper is jumping into the data center interconnect (DCI) market and adding to its cloud portfolio with its acquisition of BTI Systems.

Anadigics Weighs New Bid From Chinese Suitor
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

The bidding war for Anadigics grinds on, with a revised offer from an unidentified Chinese suitor exceeding a bid from II-VI Inc.

Walmart Puts Cloud Platform in Open Source
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

The OneOps cloud and app management platform is now available for three cloud platforms as open source software for general use.

Ciena Joins the Optical Encryption Club
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

With optical layer encryption set to be a hot network security topic in 2016, Ciena has unveiled its metro and long-haul solution, and already tried out its tech with Telstra.

Comcast WiFi for Business Goes Live
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

New managed WiFi offering shows how serious Comcast is about the business services market.

BT Enters SD-WAN Fray With Cisco
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

UK's telecom incumbent takes wraps off SD-WAN service and unveils Walgreens Boots Alliance as its first customer.

Eurobites: Iliad Eyes UK Market
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 400G in Cape Town; Orange to sell secure smartphone; Dixons Carphone makes hay in the holidays.

AirTies Boosts WiFi for Next-Gen Sky Set-Top
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

Sky is using AirTies mesh technology for better in-home video streaming.

Now Nokia Steps Up for VNF Testing
Shades of Ray | 1/25/2016

Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.

Spotify Poised to Add to OTT Video Glut – Report
News Analysis | 1/25/2016

Can Spotify stand out from the video crowd?

Liquid Telecom Plots West African Expansion
News Analysis | 1/25/2016

African fiber operator wants to expand its network presence outside its core East African markets.

Bit Miles Won't Balance Net Neutrality Debate
News Analysis | 1/25/2016

A landmark interconnection agreement with Google validates Level 3's bit mile measurement model, but the model won't work everywhere.

Surprise! Sprint Still Has Huawei in Its Network
News Analysis | 1/25/2016

EXCLUSIVE! Sprint still has Huawei equipment in its network, despite telling the US government in 2013 it would rip and replace the Chinese gear.

Eurobites: Sky Invests $10M in Ad Analytics Firm
News Analysis | 1/25/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR's new grand fromage; taxing times for Google and others in UK; Olive secures funding.

Data Center VP Shares Lessons of Survival
Mentor Monday | 1/25/2016

Lisa Rhodes, a VP at Verne Global and a 25-year telecom veteran, shares her top 10 lessons for women to survive in the industry.

Partnerships Drive Dell's NFV Strategy
Wagner’s Ring | 1/25/2016

Dell looks to provide the platform for NFV while other companies provide the application software.

Ciena Aims Blue Planet at Indian SDN, NFV
News Analysis | 1/24/2016

Optical and Ethernet equipment maker is already piloting SDN and NFV technologies with Indian operators.

BT Monopoly Costs UK $15.7B Annually – Politicians
News Analysis | 1/23/2016

UK's former state-owned monopoly should be carved up to spur broadband competition, say politicians.

Gigabites: The Big Apple Gets Gig WiFi
News Analysis | 1/22/2016

LinkNYC kicked of an ambitious project this week to bring gigabit WiFi to New York City. The first hotspots are now live.

Mobile Ops Investing in Kumu's Full Duplex
News Analysis | 1/22/2016

New funding round of $25M includes three major operators but isn't a sign the bandwidth doubling technology will be commercial any time soon.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Trims UK Headcount
News Analysis | 1/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon creates jobs in Europe; Sky clinches Showtime deal; ARCEP warns on removal of roaming charges.

IoT Prospects for Wireless Operators: Good or Bad?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/22/2016

Although it's still in the early stages, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is changing and beginning to mature. This is leading to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform usage and falling prices.

TeliaSonera, Ericsson Join 5G Early Movers
News Analysis | 1/22/2016

Nordic operator, in partnership with Ericsson, aims to be testing next generation services in 2018, with the 'industrial Internet' one of the key development areas.

Verizon Looks to ONOS for Faster Transformation
News Analysis | 1/22/2016

Network operator not ruling out other open source involvement as it tries to speed up SDN and NFV deployments.

CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs
Between the CEOs | 1/22/2016

At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.

Verizon Feels Cord-Cutting Pinch
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

Verizon continues to see 'decline in linear video demand.'

EU to Bless Liberty Deal for KPN Belgian Biz – Report
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

European authorities are set to approve Liberty Global's $1.44 billion acquisition of Dutch incumbent KPN's Belgian mobile operation, according to a report.

Adtran Boasts 60 G.fast Trials
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

BT is its flagship trial partner but there are many others, according to the access equipment vendor.

Imagine/HPE Deal Joins Media, Enterprise Tech
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

New partnership deal between Imagine Communications and Hewlett Packard Enterprise pairs upgraded TV infrastructures with enterprise tech.

MVNO Free Europe: FreedomPop Adds $50M, Thinks Global
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

The MVNO is adding a 'global hotspot' for free European roaming for US and UK users, and plans to expand further worldwide.

Two SDN Startups Join 2016 Funding Parade
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

Google joins as an investor for Plexxi, while Cumulus scores a $35 million C round.

Ericsson Shows Off New Video Analytics Tool
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

Swedish vendor says new technology will help TV companies derive insights from customer behavior.

Eurobites: Vodafone Launches IPTV in Ireland
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK watchdogs get their teeth into broadband ads; TalkTalk customers WalkWalk; Davos latest.

Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market
Between the CEOs | 1/21/2016

At CES 2016, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.

Ireland's Data Dream
LRTV Interviews | 1/21/2016

Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.

Acacia Looks to Profit From Lonely IPO
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

Acacia is swimming treacherous waters with its $125 million IPO, but having one of the few offerings out there might work in its favor.

Intel Hired 43% Women, Minorities in 2015
Que Sera Sarah | 1/20/2016

Company increases its commitment to hiring and retaining more women and underrepresented minorities, as well as to improving the pipeline for the entire industry.

What's Next for CableLabs
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney reveals plans to hire at least 18 new staffers for his organization's innovation push after laying off 27 employees last Friday.

Cox's Fledging OTT Service Flares Out
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

Cox's Flare MeTV OTT service has quickly disappeared. Is it because the company is now heavily invested in Comcast's X1 platform?

US Spying Fuels Demand for DT's Cloud Biz
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

Deutsche Telekom says demand for its data center offerings is soaring amid concern about the security of data stored with US technology players.

Genband Wins Round 1 in Court Clash With Metaswitch
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

The IP technology middleweights are going head-to-head in an intellectual property punch-up and Genband just won Round 1 on points.

SAP Deal Highlights Hybrid Cloud Competition
Rewired | 1/20/2016

Enterprise software company chooses CenturyLink as one of its IaaS partners for key cloud enablement of its core product.

Achieving the Right Price Point for vCPE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/20/2016

Containerization is at last enabling CSPs to cost-effectively serve smaller customers with individualized network features – as early NFV supporters envisaged more than three years ago.

Debunking the Open Access Myths
Column | 1/20/2016

The lies, damned lies and statistics of real open access network operations.

Dell Sets Stage for Software-Defined Data Center
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

Dell announced Linux-based Operating System 10, facilitating unified networking, compute and storage.

Eurobites: BT Mobile Gets Agile With Openet
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels approves proposals to end geo-blocking; ARM's 4K chip; Swisscom pushes ID-by-video service for banks.

Netflix Aces Q4
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

Netflix beats the street as it goes for global reach.

Nexius: The Strategy & Science of Data Analytics
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/19/2016

Nexius VP of Software Solutions and Strategy Johnny Ghibril discusses how an efficient data analytics program helps network operators translate the voice of the customer into meaningful action for improved business results.

Apple Votes Down Diversity Proposal
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

The iPhone maker says its own efforts are sufficient, although its workforce diversity only just barely improved over the past year.

Layer3 TV Preps for 'Umio TV' Launch
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

New reports suggest how Layer3 TV will offer something both like and unlike traditional cable service.

Eurobites: BT Fills Technology Hotseat
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes on KCOM deal; HBO goes OTT in Spain; Viber gets chatty in Africa and Middle East.

Telstra Rolls Out New SDN Services
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

Operator's international business adds new on-demand capabilities to the PEN offering it has developed since acquiring Pacnet last year.

SDN Startup Big Switch Lands $48.5M Funding
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

Plans to put the money toward international expansion and R&D.

Hyperoptic Is Apoplectic
Shades of Ray | 1/19/2016

The UK government's conclusion that there is no consensus over the need for FTTP has angered the altnet.

Arista Improves EOS Visibility for Cloud Deployments
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

Improving performance and manageability in big, hybrid clouds.

Ericsson Scoops Up US TV-Data Business
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

Swedish equipment maker announces intention to acquire FYI Television as part of its strategic push into the broadcasting sector.

CableLabs Shifts Focus, Cuts Staff
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

Cable industry's R&D group is reportedly laying off at least 30 workers as it switches its emphasis to longer-term, 'game-changing' innovation projects.

Telefónica Preps Bid for AT&T's LatAm TV Unit – Report
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

Spanish giant is reported to be interested in a $10 billion acquisition of the Latin American assets that AT&T brought on board when it acquired DirecTV.

Infinera Boasts Long-Haul Optical Network Breakthrough
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

Following a trial with Telstra, vendor claims it's on track to introduce a commercial implementation of Nyquist subcarriers that, along with other advances, will boost both network reach and capacity.

Cisco's Clemson on Video in the New IP Era
From the Founder | 1/18/2016

Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.

RJio & RCom Enter Spectrum-Sharing Pact
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

A spectrum agreement between the two operators is fueling speculation they are planning a merger.

Vodafone Calls for Broadband Regulation Shake-Up in Germany
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

Deutsche Telekom's biggest German rival has slammed its vectoring strategy as anti-competitive and argued for sweeping regulatory changes.

Eurobites: Swisscom Trials DSL-LTE Bonding
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU tax probe into technology giants reaffirmed; turbulence ahead for 3/O2 deal; bomb scare at Apple facilities in Ireland.

Why Independent NFV Interop Tests Need to Go a Step Further
Column | 1/18/2016

The first independent NFV infrastructure interoperability evaluation was sorely needed and must be built upon in the future.

HPE Bridges Physical, Virtual Networks
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

HPE Service Director is designed to help comms companies manage services across hybrid networks comprising physical and virtual elements.

Vodafone's Doberneck: Put Policies Into Practice to Retain Women
Mentor Monday | 1/18/2016

Helping all employees achieve a productive work-life balance can yield positive returns for the company and its workforce, Vodafone Americas' Megan Doberneck says.

CEO Chat With Kelly Ahuja on Cisco's Service Provider Business
Between the CEOs | 1/18/2016

At CES in Las Vegas, we sat down with Cisco's Kelly Ahuja, SVP of Service Provider Segment. He discusses how the consumer electronics market will affect future networks and provides an update on Cisco's partnership with Ericsson.

Intel Diversification Paying Off
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

The company's expansion into the IoT, data center, memory and security markets is buffering it from shrinkage in the PC market.

Gigabites: AT&T to Out-Gigabit Google in 2017
News Analysis | 1/15/2016

Analysts predict AT&T will reach more households than Google with gigabit service by the end of 2017.

Ericsson Shares Drop on Analyst Downgrade
News Analysis | 1/15/2016

Deutsche Bank flags concern about the company's IP routing business and risks posed by emerging markets.

Video Adventures in Vegas
Slide Shows | 1/15/2016

Take a walk on the Vegas side.

BT Gets Final Go-Ahead for $17.9B EE Takeover
News Analysis | 1/15/2016

The long-awaited merger is set for completion at the end of this month, with major implications for the country's other service providers.

Eurobites: Oracle Expands Cloud Biz in Europe
News Analysis | 1/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bosnia & Herzegovina telco sell-off plan; Sky strikes content deals; top Tweetery on BT/EE deal.

WebRTC's Risks & Rewards: Listen Up, C-Suite
Column | 1/15/2016

While most enterprises are probably not ready for WebRTC today, there is clearly great value to be gained for the right use case.

F5 Networks CTO: Is 2016 the Year of Security?
Between the CEOs | 1/15/2016

In part 2 of our interview with F5 Networks CTO Karl Triebes, we focus on security and F5's relationship with Amazon Web Services.

Cloud Users: Cautious & Confused
News Analysis | 1/15/2016

Unified access, security, and performance are barriers to organizations going all in on hybrid clouds.

Vodafone Awards LTE Deal to Nokia – Reports
News Analysis | 1/14/2016

The Finnish vendor is still thriving in India, thanks partly to a new 4G deal with Vodafone.

Genband Axes Its President of Global Sales
News Analysis | 1/14/2016

CMO Patrick Joggerst will serve as President of Global Sales & Marketing in an effort to better align the company's sales and marketing organizations, the company says.

Cisco's Kanouff Says the ‘Door is Open' for Women in Comms
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 1/14/2016

Want to shine? Kanouff believes the scarcity of women in telecom means new females in the business have an opportunity to stand out.

Video Innovation: It's Not All Virtual Reality
MariNation | 1/14/2016

Much of the video innovation taking place today is behind the scenes.

Finn de Siècle for Alcatel-Lucent
Shades of Ray | 1/14/2016

Alcatel-Lucent has become part of Nokia, spelling the end for two of the giant brands of the legacy telecom era.

Orange Claims Customer Interest in Bank Move
News Analysis | 1/14/2016

Orange's deputy CEO reckons customers are clamoring for an alternative to traditional banking players.

Eurobites: Ericsson & Huawei Keep Peace on Patents
News Analysis | 1/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera takes a Q4 hit on Eurasian withdrawal; UK fiber moves; NetCracker flags European contract wins.

Network Security Is a Bad Joke
Brianiac | 1/14/2016

If the consequences of a data breach are trivial -- if there are any consequences at all -- then why should anyone make security a priority?

Cisco Joins $27M Round for SD-WAN Startup VeloCloud
News Analysis | 1/14/2016

VeloCloud's technology allows network operators to provide QoS over mixed public Internet and private connections.

ADVA CEO: Overture Acquisition Adds to Our Open NFV Pitch
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

Brian Protiva talks up ADVA's NFV potential following the acquisition of Overture.

ADVA Adds NFV Smarts With $35M Overture Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

Optical and Ethernet specialist ADVA says it is creating an 'NFV powerhouse' by acquiring Overture.

CableLabs Certifies First D3.1 Modems
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive get the nod. No Arris modems yet.

China Unicom, Telecom Flag Strategic Partnership
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

A strategic partnership between China's second- and third-biggest operators could help them close the gap with market leader China Mobile.

Cisco Helps Rein In 'Shadow' Clouds
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

Cloud Consumption as a Service monitors enterprise networks to find unauthorized cloud connections.

Orange Buys Airtel Ops in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

French operator says it has sealed deal for Airtel assets just a day after announcing its planned takeover of Cellcom Liberia.

Eurobites: Telefónica Splashes €2.4B on Soccer
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 gets a loan; new role for Swantee; Ooredoo expands mobile money platform; email snooping.

Ericsson CTO: Get Connected to the Enterprise
From the Founder | 1/13/2016

Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson outlines why the enterprise cloud sector offers a major opportunity to communications service providers, telecom vendors and Light Reading.

CEO Chat With Patrick Ostiguy, Accedian
Between the CEOs | 1/13/2016

Accedian's Patrick Ostiguy talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about how his company's network performance assurance products help service providers differentiate themselves in today's super-competitive market.

How to Protect Subscriber Info in the Cloud
Column | 1/13/2016

Striking the balance between relying on trusted processes and security policies and achieving operational agility, especially when subscriber data is at stake, is crucial.

Comcast Eyes Global Moves, BYOD & More
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

VP Scott Boyarsky opens up on possible international expansion for Comcast, competing with rival service providers in video program guides and Comcast's struggle with the bring-your-own-device movement.

BT, DT Tie-Up Holds All-IP, Cloud Promise
Morris Lore | 1/12/2016

With Deutsche Telkom set to become BT's biggest shareholder, strategic opportunities in the all-IP and cloud services areas could beckon.

Tales From the Valley: Bias, Sexism & Worse
News Analysis | 1/12/2016

Sixty percent of women in the Valley say they've been sexually harassed, according to a new survey of senior level executives in the tech industry.

Why Did Light Reading Go to CES?
LRTV Documentaries | 1/12/2016

Gambling? Booth babes? 24-hour buffets? It must be time for CES, when the entire tech industry descends on Las Vegas. Although this show is known for consumer product launches and gadgets, Light Reading went to speak with industry luminaries about how a future of connected cars, smart homes, virtual reality and 4K TV will impact on the networks they help to build.

VoLTE: It's Not Just About Voice
Column | 1/12/2016

Exact Ventures forecasts that the overall market for IMS core networking equipment will grow by 30% in 2016 to reach $3 billion as VoLTE drives investments.

Eurobites: BT Lands EU Cloud Deal
News Analysis | 1/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone bags utility contract; exec changes in the Nordics; OTT in the UK; Euro boffin boost for Infinera.

Orange Expands in Africa With Cellcom Liberia Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/12/2016

French incumbent's takeover of Cellcom Liberia will enlarge its growing footprint in West and Central Africa.

NeuLion App Debuts 4K Content… Your Own
News Analysis | 1/12/2016

NeuLion is introducing so-called 'casting' technology that makes transferring UHD video from a phone or online storage account to a 4K TV as easy as streaming Netflix to a Google Chromecast stick.

Telefónica Kickstarts Spinoff of Some Assets
News Analysis | 1/11/2016

Reuters reports that the Spanish service provider is creating a new unit that includes some of its towers, undersea cable and data center assets.

What's Next for Netflix
News Analysis | 1/11/2016

With its streaming video service now available in an astounding 190 countries across the globe, Netflix is close to ruling the world. So what will it do for an encore?

David Bowie Was Also an Internet Pioneer
News Analysis | 1/11/2016

Bowie founded his own Internet service provider in 1998 and was in the vanguard of distributing music online.

Why Cities Matter Most
Rewired | 1/11/2016

Shifting populations, nimbler political structures and a focus on getting things done makes the globe's cities the place to focus.

Dumbest Gadgets of CES 2016
LRTV Documentaries | 1/11/2016

There are many products launched at CES that could forever change the future of mankind. These gadgets are not on that list.

Job Alert! BT Needs a New CTO
Shades of Ray | 1/11/2016

Critical appointment for UK incumbent as it once again adds mobile to the mix and takes its first steps towards a virtualized cloud infrastructure.

Eurobites: BT Eyes Joint Ventures With DT
News Analysis | 1/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: broadband boost for Cameroon; Telenor upgrades in Norway; Vivacom sale approved.

CEO Chat With Avi Freedman, Kentik
Between the CEOs | 1/11/2016

Kentik's Avi Freedman talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's CEO and founder, about his company's analytics and network visibility tools, and how they differ from what's already on the market.

BT Names Clive Selley as New Openreach CEO
News Analysis | 1/11/2016

Selley will replace Joe Garner before the end of March and takes over at a transitional time for BT and the Openreach business.

Cisco's Rebecca Jacoby: 'Define Success on Your Own Terms'
Mentor Monday | 1/11/2016

The key to success is self-awareness -- figuring out the group you want to associate with and what you want to accomplish, says Cisco's senior VP of operations.

Dramatic Changes Loom in Network Security
LRTV Documentaries | 1/11/2016

Network-based security services represent a big opportunity for service providers if they are able to create distributed, intelligent threat detection.

Looking Beyond DOCSIS 3.1
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2016

Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses where cable is heading with DOCSIS, SDN, NFV, software-based networking, 5G, open source and other new technologies.

A CES Chronicle: Dish, Google & More
MariNation | 1/11/2016

A CES stream of insights.

Huawei Threatens Cisco With Application Driven Networking
News Analysis | 1/11/2016

ADN is a principle for building networks that adapt to the needs of the application, based on open components.

Juniper to Remove Controversial Security Code
News Analysis | 1/10/2016

Company plans to upgrade the NetScreen Screen OS in the first half of 2016 to eliminate code that could be used to introduce a serious security vulnerability.

Nokia Confirms Leadership Team
News Analysis | 1/8/2016

Nokia executives will take ten of the 13 top spots in the newly merged company.

Liberty Global Sees More M&A Coming
News Analysis | 1/8/2016

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries expects more deals in both Europe and Latin America as the global MSO seeks more cable and mobile growth.

Sprint CFO: 600MHz Auction Will Not Deliver Enough Spectrum
News Analysis | 1/8/2016

Sprint will concentrate on adding capacity instead.

What's All the Hype Around HPE?
News Analysis | 1/8/2016

Most LR readers say the new name is neutral at best and confusing at worst, but then aren't we all afraid of change?

India Unlikely to Attract Foreign Telcos
News Analysis | 1/8/2016

Despite recent consolidation, India will have a hard time attracting foreign telcos.

Eurobites: Vodafone Slams 'Snoopers' Charter'
News Analysis | 1/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to keep EE brand; Enea buys Centred Logic; carrier aggregation testing breakthrough; Slovak Telecom converges its billing.

Twitter's Legal Battle in Turkey Has Wider Implications
Shades of Ray | 1/8/2016

Microblogging giant is taking legal action to quash a fine imposed by Turkey's communications watchdog.

Samsung Expects Q4 Profit Rise But Warns of Tough 2016
News Analysis | 1/8/2016

World's biggest smartphone maker thinks conditions will be tough this year.

SCTE Chief Sets Goals for 2016
LRTV Interviews | 1/8/2016

In this video interview, SCTE President & CEO Mark Dzuban discusses DOCSIS 3.1 training, energy standards, virtualization and much more.

Infoblox CEO on Security
Between the CEOs | 1/8/2016

In Part 1 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to discuss perimeter defense, the new boundary of DNS and the new security threat to service providers.

How IoT Forked the Mobile Roadmap
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/7/2016

After a two-decade arms race to ever greater bandwidth and speed, 2015 saw a bifurcation in the mobile industry.

Shaw 'Hatches' Free Range TV
News Analysis | 1/7/2016

Shaw's new Free Range IPTV service is all Comcast X1.

Adtran Outlook Will Brighten in 2016 – Analyst
News Analysis | 1/7/2016

Broadband equipment maker is poised to secure work with CAF beneficiaries and CenturyLink this year, according to MKM Partners.

Verizon Eyeing Smart Cities Too
News Analysis | 1/7/2016

Just like AT&T, Verizon wants to get hot – oh, wait – smart in the city.

Is DT's Qivicon in a Quagmire?
News Analysis | 1/7/2016

Deutsche Telekom's smart home platform appears to have missed targets of recruiting service provider partners and may be floundering amid growing competition from other platform providers.

Eurobites: Ericsson & Qualcomm Trial LSA
News Analysis | 1/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's latest IoT offerings; Italian government goes it alone on high-speed broadband; Deutsche Telekom's US worker trouble.

Chinese Cable Companies Make a Play for LTE
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

The deployment of 700MHz spectrum by China's cable operators poses a dilemma for the telecom sector.

Rovi Debuts Fan TV-Based Discovery System
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

The company's Fan TV Platform aims to provide content discovery across multiple sources of content. It is available on a SaaS basis, or providers can integrate elements into their own guides.

Why Carriers Are Adopting SD-WAN
Column | 1/6/2016

The biggest advantage that SD-WAN provides carriers is end-to-end control over services to the customer premises.

Donovan: AT&T Beating Moore's Law
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

AT&T's network performance is now improving at a pace that exceeds the classic measurement of computing performances, thanks in part to SDN, says John Donovan.

T-Mobile Attracts 8 Million More Customers
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

The carrier has added 16 million new subscribers in just two years, to exceed a total of 63 million customers.

Netflix: The Birth of a Global TV Network
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

The TV industry just went global.

RJio Sputters Into Lyf With 4G 'Launch'
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

India's new entrant has taken the wraps off its 4G service, but only for employees of its parent company.

Cisco Planning Virtualization Appliance – Reports
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

Readying a 'hyperconverged' appliance in partnership with a software startup, according to reports.

Shaw Selects Cisco's New Open CDN Platform
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

Cisco's new CDN platform traces its roots back to Comcast's open sourced CDN technology.

Verizon Seeks $2.5B From Data Center Sale – Report
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

Operator is said to have put 48 data centers up for auction just weeks after dismissing reports it was looking to sell its enterprise unit.

Eurobites: Swisscom Gets a Gig to a Million
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Partner split in Israel; new boss for Truphone; Serbian incumbent manages devices with AlcaLu.

Ericsson's Secret Cloud Recipe
Between the CEOs | 1/6/2016

In this interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Paul McNamara, VP of Cloud Strategy at Ericsson, to discuss the vendor's new product, configuration files and the new trends of 2016.

Dish Ups the Ante in Vegas With HopperGO
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

HopperGO solves the security problem to make recorded content portable and sharable.

PCCW Taps CPLANE for OpenStack Cloud Management
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

CPLANE will provide service and orchestration software for PCCW's global cloud service.

AT&T Deal Puts 4G in 10 Million New Fords by 2020
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

Ma Bell extends Connected Car relationship with Ford through new multi-year 4G on wheels deal.

Video Industry Finally Defines 4K
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

The Ultra HD Alliance has published its specification that defines the minimum requirements for what qualifies as ultra HD.

AT&T Going Big on Smart Cities
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

Operator announces aggressive push, starting with Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas, and including partners such as Cisco, Ericsson, IBM and Intel.

Orange May Become Bank With Groupama Takeover
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

The French telecom operator plans to launch a range of banking services in France in 2017.

3 Cool Things Before CES Even Starts
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

It's not all robots and Star Wars at CES 2016.

China Unicom, Telefónica Launch Big Data JV
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

The two operators have taken their strategic alliance on to new turf with the formation of a joint venture in China that focuses on big data.

Is the New York AG Off-Base on Broadband?
Column | 1/5/2016

There's more to broadband performance than throughput.

AT&T Readies Low-Power LTE for IoT
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

AT&T has a cat 1 LTE module for low-power LTE applications coming out ahead of CES.

Check Your Virtualized Blind Spot
Column | 1/5/2016

Network Packet Brokers are key to mitigating enterprise network blind spots -- but unless chosen wisely, they can compromise visibility.

Eurobites: Orange Confirms Bouygues Talks
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 to use AT&T's smart home platform in UK; Intel buys German drone company; TDC and Huawei open technology showcase.

BT Taps Cisco for New Security Architecture
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

Integrated, multi-layer approach will be used to strengthen BT's network defenses and enable its new managed security services portfolio.

Charter-TWC Merger Review Delayed
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

The FCC is suspending the clock for two weeks in order to digest documents submitted by the two companies.

Vodafone Defines Innovation at Enterprise Studio
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

The carrier partners with enterprise customers to generate ideas for New IP transformation.

Yahoo Shutters Yahoo Screen
News Analysis | 1/4/2016

Video represents yet another dead end for the company still trying furiously to make itself more relevant.

Overture Networks NFV Solutions
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/4/2016

Overture's VP of Product Management Houck Reed discusses how his company's NFV solutions are helping customers to deploy new services.

Allera Will Replace Swantee as EE CEO
News Analysis | 1/4/2016

UK mobile operator's chief commercial officer will become the new boss, following the completion of BT's $18.4 billion takeover.

Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Reaches Finnish Line
News Analysis | 1/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Olaf Swantee to leave EE; Ericsson, Volvo collaborate on streaming for self-driving cars.

Say Hello to HaLow, the New WiFi Spec for IoT
News Analysis | 1/4/2016

HaLow is a new IoT networking specification from the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the first HaLow product certifications aren't expected until 2018.

From Head of Bell Labs to Cisco Cloud Guru
Between the CEOs | 1/4/2016

After moving up the ranks at Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs, Gee Rittenhouse is now Cisco's cloud guru. In part one of this interview with Steve Saunders, he discusses how he consolidated the efforts of over 1,500 developers working on Cisco's move towards the cloud. Now he's focused on helping service provider customers develop new business opportunities from virtualized networks.

Orange Gets Serious About $10.9B Bouygues Takeover – Report
News Analysis | 1/4/2016

France's telecom incumbent has reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement with Bouygues as it looks to acquire the country's number-three operator.

Finding the Right Home for Cloud Apps
Column | 1/4/2016

Finding a place to run your apps is like shopping for real estate.

EMC Cuts Jobs Ahead of Dell Takeover
News Analysis | 1/4/2016

As part of its cost-cutting program ahead of its acquisition by Dell, EMC has started a headcount cull that will cost $250 million in charges.

A Peek Inside AT&T Partner Solutions
Slide Shows | 1/4/2016

This entrepreneurial unit is expanding its responsibility to include wholesale services and agents, but keeping its agile method of operating within the bigger AT&T.

AlcaLu's Gorti: Diversity Shouldn't Be an Initiative
Mentor Monday | 1/4/2016

It should be a standard practice throughout the organization, not a one-off thing, the soon-to-be head of Nokia's NFV strategy says.

5G Faces Key Decisions in 2016
LRTV Documentaries | 1/4/2016

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown says the wireless industry needs to come to consensus on some key decisions regarding 5G in 2016.

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