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Big Year Ahead for Cable Network Capex
News Analysis | 1/13/2017

Jefferies Analyst George Notter projects that MSOs will spend heavily to upgrade their aging access networks in 2017 for greater bandwidth capacity and higher broadband speeds.

Equinix: The Data Explosion
LRTV Interviews | 1/13/2017

Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talks about how the company is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for an IoT future.

DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G
News Analysis | 1/13/2017

Four of Europe's biggest service providers share details of their evolving views about 5G technology and the 5G strategies they will pursue.

Eurobites: Cybercrime Iceberg Ahoy! – DT
News Analysis | 1/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI lines up NFV interop tests in Spain; Telekom Austria teams up with Turner for cartoon channel distribution; EE bringing it all back home.

MANO: A Key Virtualization Component
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2017

The management and orchestration of virtualized networks is one of the toughest challenges facing operators and their technology suppliers, so there are plenty of initiatives and vendors addressing it.

WiCipedia: Badasses, F Bombs & Deodorant
WiCipedia | 1/13/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Secret's 'Pitch' commercial advocates for female tech founders; Finnish girls are rejecting STEM; Bad Bitch cards replace your average deck; and more.

It's the End of TV as We Know It
MariNation | 1/13/2017

In 2017, TV is what consumers make it.

CTO Bikash Koley & the New Juniper
CxO Spotlight | 1/12/2017

The former Google exec has moved quickly to build a Juniper PaaS and disaggregate its products, all in preparation for a multicloud future.

What Facebook's Recruiting Woes Tell Us
Que Sera Sarah | 1/12/2017

Making recruiters solely responsible for increasing diversity is not effective when there isn't internal buy in, Facebook's struggles to diversify show.

Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape
LRTV Interviews | 1/12/2017

Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.

Airtel Launches First Pan-India Payments Bank
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

India's biggest operator is pushing fast into the mobile banking opportunity.

Who Needs a Gig? Verizon's Got 750 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Verizon's new Fios Instant Internet service promises symmetrical broadband speeds of 750 Mbit/s, but the cost is more than most ISPs charge for full gigabit service.

Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices
LRTV Interviews | 1/12/2017

Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time.

Colt Aims to Ramp Up Asian Investments
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

UK-headquartered operator to roll out new networks in Hong Kong and Singapore, with other Asian cities to follow.

Viptela Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New CEO
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Former Cisco and VCE executive Praveen Akkiraju has taken the hot seat at SD-WAN specialist Viptela.

Eurobites: All Change at Telenor's Top Table
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT draws on Trend Micro security tech; Cato strengthens EMEA management; Telefónica targets gaming; Sunrise joins FreeMove.

EE: New Tech Is Mobile Revenue Savior
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

UK mobile operator says revenues would be dropping more sharply were it not for the rollout of next-generation technologies.

Ericsson: 5G Heralds 'New' New Economy
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson suggests that what 5G promises today is just a glimpse of what it will enable tomorrow.

IBM, FDA Look to Blockchain to Secure Health Records
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Looking to use the emerging technology to secure patient information, clinical trials, genomic data, mobile devices and Internet of Things technologies.

AT&T: Security Needs to Be at Machine Speed
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

The response to cyber attacks has to be faster and more efficient, according to AT&T's top security poobah.

Verizon Turns to SevOne for SD-WAN Visibility
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Verizon is using SevOne tech to gain visibility into the performance of its SD-WAN service -- will other providers have to go the same route?

Ellen Pao Returns to VC to Tackle Tech Diversity
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Pao is joining the non-profit Kapor Center for Social Impact as a venture partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to help startups institutionalize diversity.

Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2017

Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.

Liberty's Malone Eyes Cable Takeover of T-Mobile – Report
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

The cable cowboy is optimistic that Trump will prove more open to industry consolidation than his presidential predecessor.

Verizon Proves NG-PON2 Interoperability
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.

Eurobites: EC Doubles Down on Data Privacy
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT streams basketball live on Facebook; Deutsche Telekom rolls out WiFi on shorter flights; Google locked in Italian tax talks; Orange connects Hertz rental cars.

India's Jio to Disrupt (Again) With Low-Cost 4G Phones
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Efforts to drive down the cost of devices could spur 4G adoption in India.

SingTel Takes Pre-5G Steps, Boasts 450Mbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Singaporean operator is rolling out a number of more advanced 4G features in preparation for a 5G future.

Application Containers Poised for Growth
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

The application containers market remains relatively small, but that's about to change, according to a report from 451 Research. By 2020, this segment of the cloud market is expected to be worth more than $2.7 billion, with more enterprises and developers willing to invest and adopt the technology.

Rackspace Picks Cotten as New Prez
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Jeff Cotten will lead global sales, international business and Rackspace's fastest-growing business segments.

Elastic Visibility Into Your Clouds – Without the Strain
Column | 1/10/2017

As companies virtualize, too many fail to bring anywhere near the same rigor to monitoring their cloud services that they'd applied to their physical networks -- and that's playing with fire.

5G: Another Next-Generation Disappointment?
Morris Lore | 1/10/2017

The forthcoming 5G standard sounds impressive, but it seems unlikely to reinvigorate the telco business.

How Cable Plans Symmetrical Gigabit via FDX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/10/2017

With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.

Cisco's Cloud Video Platform Grows Up
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

This is what happens when Cisco's Videoscape portfolio matures into the Infinite Video Platform.

How AT&T's FCC End Run Could Backfire
Breznick Unbound | 1/10/2017

The big question is how President-elect Trump will react to the attempt by AT&T and Time Warner to circumvent FCC review of their proposed deal.

Eurobites: Nokia, Ooredoo Top 1 Tbit/s in Algerian Trial
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals claim success with spectrum-capping campaign; Magyar Telekom reorganizes; Sonera in jobs talks; Snap digs in in London.

CES 2017: WIC's Picks & What Made Us Sick
Que Sera Sarah | 1/10/2017

Virtual reality wasn't the only vomit-inducing feature of this year's CES. Booth babes and boys' clubs were still dominant, although there was progress afoot in Vegas.

5G & the Tech Decline of Europe
Morris Lore | 1/10/2017

Pre-5G activity in Asia and the US does not mean Europe will lag on actual 5G rollout, but it points to the ebbing of European influence.

IaaS, PaaS Drive Cloud Market
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Cloud revenue increased 25% over the last four quarters, with most enterprises spending on IaaS and PaaS, according to a report from Synergy Research Group. Hosted private cloud and SaaS also helped drive the market.

The Wireless Underground: NYC Subway Rollout Done
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Cellular services are live across the NYC subway, but are they created equal?

Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017
LRTV Interviews | 1/10/2017

Nico Fischbach of Colt says having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key in 2017.

China Mobile Taps Nuage for Public Cloud SDN
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Using the Nokia subsidiary's technology to connect 2,000 servers.

Alibaba Meets With Trump, Plans 1M New US Jobs
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Looks to help US small businesses sell to China.

A Photo Tour of CES 2017
Slide Shows | 1/9/2017

Virtual reality, drones and power rangers: the big reveals at CES 2017.

Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video
From the Founder | 1/9/2017

Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.

European Telcos Slam '5G' Efforts in Asia, US
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Leading European operators pour scorn on '5G' hype emanating from other parts of the world.

How Walmart Builds Open Source Culture
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Adopting open source requires buy-in from both management and teams.

Eurobites: BT & Virgin Cement MVNO Relationship
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia branded smartphone launched -- but only in China; KPN rebrands colocation services; Saudis lend support to Uber.

Nolle: In 2017, Cost Per Bit Exceeds Revenues
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Analyst Tom Nolle says cost and revenue curves hit the crossover point this year for most network operators, and will likely trigger spending cuts.

Obama's Tech Advisors Craft Response to China's Semiconductor Ambitions
News Analysis | 1/8/2017

The panel of top technologists advises pushing back against China's 'market distorting' policies while funding basic R&D; coordinating 'moonshots; and encouraging cooperation among companies, academia and government.

Heavy Reading: Big Video to Disrupt
LRTV Interviews | 1/6/2017

Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore says streaming video is set to disrupt operator networks and business models.

ZTE to Cut 3,000 Jobs – Report
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Chinese equipment maker is said to be on the verge of slashing jobs at its network and handset businesses.

Eurobites: Investors Question Telecom Italia Media Deal
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN beefs up its cybersecurity offer; Nokia helps deliver VR content in China; Danish police investigate New Year's Eve cable service outage.

Huawei's Network Sales Up Around 32% in 2016
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Network sales at the world's biggest equipment maker appear to have grown even faster last year than in 2015.

WiCipedia: Male Allies, Co-Working Spaces & Automation
WiCipedia | 1/6/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: how men can become allies; automation may steal your job; women hotly recruited to tech boards; and more.

TiVo's Big Consumer News Isn't at CES
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Here's what TiVo's not saying (publicly) at CES.

SpaceBelt Secures Cloud With Space Lasers
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Cloud Constellation, a startup, is looking to build the SpaceBelt cloud platform on a series of orbiting satellites connected by laser.

Hey, Trump Tech Boosters, What About China Tariffs?
Jonestown | 1/6/2017

A trade war with China could decimate the smartphone market.

4.5G Sets High Bar for 5G
Morris Lore | 1/6/2017

Could the success of 4.5G have a big influence on operators' 5G strategies?

T-Mobile CEO Sees 'Craziness' & Big Deals
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Are we ready for 'Vericast,' Trump telcoms and a simple sticker price for a 'mobile Internet' connection? T-Mobile is betting on it.

M&A Prospects in T&M 2017
Brianiac | 1/5/2017

Will test and measurement companies get infected with the M&A frenzy we've seen in other sectors?

VMware's NFVi Push Embraces OPEN-O
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

By making its NFVi available across open source MANO efforts, VMware hopes to continue effective competition against OpenStack NFVis.

Ciscosson Looks to WiFi for 2017 Boost
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Cisco and Ericsson are looking to a new WiFi offering for revenue growth.

Digging Bluebird's Data Center
Slide Shows | 1/5/2017

Located 85 feet under the surface of the Earth in a decommissioned limestone mine, Bluebird Underground enjoys reduced cost and enhanced security. See it for yourself in this slideshow.

TimeSync Links WiFi Devices in Time
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

The Wi-Fi Alliance brings precision time synchronization to wireless devices.

Eurobites: Nokia Trials 4.5G With T-Mobile US
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional news roundup: AsiaInfo cuts UK jobs; what UK SMEs spend on comms; Ericsson targets WiFi with Cisco.

Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
Shades of Ray | 1/5/2017

We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.

Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt
LRTV Interviews | 1/5/2017

Heavy Reading's Steve Bell sheds light on IoT mindset and market shifts, and how networks and business models must transform to meet IoT demands.

ZipKey Tech Promises Auto-WiFi Set-Up
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Cirrent offers the latest in secure automatic WiFi provisioning with ZipKey.

Intel Readies Multi-Use 5G Modems to Compete With Qualcomm
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Intel to take on Qualcomm and Samsung in emerging 5G modem fray.

AT&T Gets in the Gigabit LTE Race
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are all promising some Gigabit LTE action in 2017, but how much will the upgrade really deliver?

AT&T Indigo Colors Data Sharing Secure
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

New Network 3.0 Platform combines SDN, AT&T's ECOMP orchestration and other key technologies to unleash big data/analytics across a broad landscape.

The Future Is Foggy – HR Report
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

Intelligence and data-processing capabilities will continue to move to the edge of networks, even if mobile operators do not see fog computing as a short-term priority, says a new report from Heavy Reading.

Telstra Shares Digital Dos & Don'ts
LRTV Interviews | 1/4/2017

Telstra's Tom Homer shares insight into picking the right digital partners.

Comcast Digs Deeper Into Big Data
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

In a small but notable deal, Comcast has quietly acquitted Watchwith, a video metadata firm that focuses on analyzing what goes on inside a TV program, movie or sporting event.

Comcast Unveils Smart Home Platform
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

Comcast's platform could be the new operating system for connected devices in the home.

Eurobites: Orange & Ericsson Hitch Lift With PSA for 5G Connected Car Research
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intel confirms HERE stake; Vodafone and Huawai achieve 1.35 Gbit/s in Romania over LTE; Ericsson does VR at CES; heads-up on smart hairbrushes.

AT&T, Ericsson & Qualcomm Get Ready to Test 5G Radio in 2017
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

AT&T and friends get ready for 5G tests in the second half of 2017.

Airtel Bids $350M for Telenor's India Biz – Reports
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

Bharti Airtel is said to be in talks to acquire Telenor's local business in the latest sign of M&A activity in India.

Bluebird Digs Data Center 85 Feet Underground
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

The Bluebird Underground data center is located in posh digs, in a decommissioned limestone mine 85 feet beneath Springfield, Missouri.

Is Huawei in for a Bumpy 2017?
Morris Lore | 1/4/2017

The world's biggest equipment vendor is bracing itself for a more turbulent ride this year.

A Changing of the CEO at Allot
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

The security specialist hired a CEO with experience in leading companies back toward profitability.

Heavy Reading: 5G Disruption Details
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2017

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown details the 5G disruption expected for 2017 and beyond.

Dish AirTV Launch Pairs OTA & OTT
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Dish hopes to ride cord-cutting wave with new AirTV Player.

CenturyLink: Change Is Accelerating
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2017

Change is accelerating and CSPs must adapt, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker.

Fog Computing: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/3/2017

As fog computing starts to play a bigger role in networking strategies, the importance of virtualization to the distributed cloud will become increasingly apparent.

The More Things Change...
Rewired | 1/3/2017

The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.

CEO Chat: Sportlogiq's Craig Buntin
Between the CEOs | 1/3/2017

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.

Eurobites: Intel Seeks Stake in HERE
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty and Vodafone complete on Dutch JV; Telefónica and Huawei cozy up on NB-IoT; Nokia and Ooredoo trial TWDM-PON.

VMware Aims for Key Role in India's Virtualization Market
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

VMware expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.

Iridium Waits With Bated Breath on SpaceX Launch
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Satellite company will be the first to launch equipment with SpaceX following a rocket explosion in September.

Huawei Snaps Up Israeli Vendors
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Chinese vendor confirms acquisition of HexaTier and Toga Networks.

Will Amazon Buy Twitter?
Wagner’s Ring | 1/3/2017

It would give Amazon an opportunity to expand its technology/media empire – and stick it to Donald Trump. What's not to like?

Hybrid Cloud Will Be a Battlefield & Other Cloud Predictions
News Analysis | 1/2/2017

Amazon will face major competitive threats in 2017 in hybrid cloud, AI and maybe blockchain.

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