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Why Niche Content Could Sink Cable TV
Column | 6/13/2016

As niche OTT services abound, they could shatter the business model for the pay-TV industry's traditional fat bundles.

The Next Killer Data Device: The PC?
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Endless Computing is building an emerging-markets business model around sales of a very old-school device.

Service Providers Keep Their Place in the Cisco Game of Thrones
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Two steps down from the CEO's office, just like before. But quite a twisty path to get there.

Cable Sees NFV Enhancing Network Security
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

CableLabs' security maven says the organization is looking at SDN and NFV, and how those technologies can potentially mitigate security problems, and be used to put in multiple layers of defense.

Gigabites: Nokia Woos Cable's Gigabit Leaders
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Nokia's latest acquisition is a sign that there's money to be made in helping cablecos deliver gigabit services.

Management Lights Dimmed at Mobile Edge Startup Luminate
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

CEO and others leave as the board seeks a new direction.

Can US Market Barriers Come Down? Bill Owens Hopes So
Shades of Ray | 6/10/2016

CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.

Eurobites: Netherlands Gets 5G Testbed
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH body gets new director; Singapore takes a chunk of Ireland's eir; EE opens up emergency network to rivals.

Level 3 Jump-Starts Cloud Courses at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/10/2016

On Light Reading's Upskill U, Chris McReynolds of Level 3 tackles latency challenges in cloud networks, explores SDN use cases and covers end-to-end hybrid cloud solutions.

WiCipedia: Pao Tells All & The Wonder Years
WiCipedia | 6/10/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Ellen Pao soldiers on; Indian women seek workforce inclusion; companies led by women make more money; and more.

BCE 2016: Owens on Collaboration
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2016

CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens, who also sits on the board of Wipro and is executive chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, talks at BCE 2016 about the importance of partnerships and collaboration and how the US should do more to embrace international innovation.

ContainerX Debuts Multi-tenant Container Management
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Supports Windows and Linux, bare metal and virtual machines in public and private cloud environments.

Cisco's Ahuja Staying On – But Not for Long
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

The 18-year veteran head of Cisco's service provider business resigned in March, but he's staying on until the end of next month.

Nokia Swings Deal for Gainspeed
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Nokia plans to acquire cable access architecture specialist Gainspeed.

Alphabet Wants to Network the Nation's Cities
MariNation | 6/9/2016

Alphabet has big city plans.

RJio Partially Opens 4G Network for Public
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

RJio has finally started offering a 4G service to the general Indian public.

DT: Agile Does Not Mean Chaos
LRTV Interviews | 6/9/2016

Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg says Agile methodologies do not mean chaos for service providers and they play a key role in the transformation to New IP networks.

US Cellular Joins Google's Project Fi
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Fifth-biggest US operator becomes third network partner for Google's MVNO service.

Cox: HFC Has a Long Life Ahead
LRTV Interviews | 6/9/2016

Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of access architecture for Cox, says fiber is hot but hybrid fiber-coax is still cool for cable.

Eurobites: Vodafone's Billing Is Shocking, Say UK Customers
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tesco offers mobile ads for bill discounts; Russia settles with Google over app pre-loading issues; our thumbs are getting fatter.

BCE 2016: Where AT&T's At With 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 6/9/2016

Dave Wolter brings the BCE crowd up to speed with Ma Bell's 5G moves. (But, hey, it's about so much more than speed...)

Vodafone NZ & Sky Merge in $2.4B Deal
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Mobile operator and pay-TV company come together in a deal that should help them address the growing challenge from traditional and OTT players.

Colt Talks Culture & Operations Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 6/8/2016

Nico Fishbach at Colt provides insight into the cultural and operational challenges of migrating to a next-generation network architecture.

FOX Adds a Dose of VR to US Open
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Grab your headset.

Aereo Assets Live On
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

WISI hopes to win over more independent operator customers with Aereo tech.

Verizon's Shammo Ties Yahoo to Go90
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

It's all about viewership.

Sweden's Com Hem Pays $160M for Boxer TV
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Swedish cable company says move will help it expand in the country's SDU market.

Network Security: Innovation in Isolation?
Shades of Ray | 6/8/2016

The need for service provider collaboration on next-generation network security innovation is my key takeaway from a brief visit to the InfoSecurity show in London.

Eurobites: Bids in for Italian Mobile Assets, Says Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 'Snoopers' charter' closer to becoming law in UK; Vodafone does smart parking with Huawei; Bouygues' Objenious in IoT link-up.

F5 Could Be Cisco's Next Takeover Target – Analyst
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Cisco could be a leading suitor for F5 Networks, which is reported to be assessing a number of takeover offers.

Midokura Scores $20.4M Funding for Cloud Networking
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Looks to grow beyond roots, as private cloud may lack a long-term future.

CommScope: How to Keep Up in Constant Change
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/8/2016

CommScope's Pinder Chauhan advises women in comms to be lifelong learners in an industry of constant change, to find what motivates them and to make a difference.

Yahoo Seeking to Sell 3,000 Patents – Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Yahoo is reportedly looking into the sale of search, advertising and cloud technology patents.

BCE 2016: A Sea Change at Vodafone
LRTV Documentaries | 6/8/2016

Vodafone's group head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, takes a deep dive into Vodafone Ocean, the operator's transformation strategy.

By the Numbers: Network Latency in Texas
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Texas hold 'em? Verizon wireless broadband subscribers in Texas experience 53% longer latencies than do T-Mobile's – 129 milliseconds to 84ms. Sprint and AT&T subs experience latencies at right about the group average of 105ms.

TiVo Warns of Possible Guide Data Lapse
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

The moral of the story: Don't make your vendors mad.

TCTS CEO on the Transformation Trend
Between the CEOs | 6/7/2016

Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) CEO Sandeep Bhatnagar sits down at BCE 2016 to discuss digital transformation with Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders.

Vodafone Ups IoT Stakes With 2017 Plan for NB-IoT
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

The emergence of commercial NB-IoT services in 2017 may trouble the supporters of rival LPWAN technologies.

BCE 2016: Focus on the Customer
LRTV Documentaries | 6/7/2016

For Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, it's all about the customer experience, and how to make it better.

TV Envy – NOS Levels Up With 4K
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

With 4K support, multiscreen access and a voice-controlled UI, what's not to like?

EdgeConneX Marks 2 Major Firsts
LRTV Interviews | 6/7/2016

Portland facility marks one of first deployments of Amazon Direct Connect outside major metro area, and one of first with Megaport SDN fabric.

Eurobites: Ericsson Teams Up With Telia Carrier on IoT
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G for Italy; Nokia tech powers Swissgrid; UK companies using wrong devices.

T-Mobile Gives Customers Shares, Updates on 5G, LTE-U
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

T-Mobile's Un-carrier 11 makes customers the boss, says Legere.

Verizon Bids $3B for Yahoo – WSJ Report
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Verizon is thought to have made a $3 billion offer for Yahoo assets during a second round of bidding.

WiC: Change Starts With Women, Must Include Men
Coyne’s Corner | 6/7/2016

Panelists at Austin's WiC event agreed it's incumbent on women to seize opportunities in comms, but men also need to get involved to help level the playing field.

Mellanox Eases Into Network Processor Market
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Using processing expertise it picked up in its acquisition of EZchip, Mellanox announced its first set of processors for networking and storage applications.

Unmanaged Video Is on the Rise
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Online video is growing a lot faster than managed IP video.

Cisco's 'Spin In' Innovation Team Spins Out
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

The foursome known as 'MPLS' led SDN innovation for Cisco, and are leaving out of a 'disconnect' with their roles in a recent company reorganization.

Cloud Native Group Wants Telecom Input
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Open source group Cloud Native Computing Foundation wants more telecom operators to join its user group and make their needs known.

Cable Goes to Google-Land
MariNation | 6/6/2016

What does it mean when a cable guy heads to Google, er, Alphabet?

AT&T Adds Nokia to 5G List, Expands Tests
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

AT&T adds Nokia to 5G trials, expands the test sites and claims speeds of over 10 Gbit/s in initial trials with Ericsson.

What's the NCTA Thinking?
Breznick Unbound | 6/6/2016

In a questionable call, the cable trade group is planning to hold its INTX show next year at the same time as NAB's big trade show in Las Vegas.

Eurobites: BT Closes EE HQ in Savings Drive
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 wants Ofcom to put the brakes on BT/EE's spectrum-snaffling; Amino on the up; Vodacom trials carrier aggregation tech with Huawei.

What Qualifies as 'Test & Measurement'?
Brianiac | 6/6/2016

What is test and measurement? This is most decidedly not just an academic question – it's at the heart of some deeply felt consternation arising from this year's Leading Lights Awards.

AT&T's Ford: ECOMP Getting Great Reception
LRTV Interviews | 6/6/2016

Telecom has responded with enthusiasm to AT&T's release of detailed information on its approach to revamping its operations systems for virtualization.

How the Glass Ceiling Became a Window of Opportunity for Ixia CMO
Mentor Monday | 6/6/2016

Marie Hattar explains how she managed to channel the experience of hitting the glass ceiling in engineering into a positive career change for her.

Intuit's Not Scared of Cloud Vendor Lock-In
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Intuit is going all in on Amazon Web Services.

Sprint Kicks Off 5G Tests in Levi's Stadium
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Sprint streamed a 4K video and performed a virtual reality test with 73GHz pre-standard 5G equipment from Nokia.

BCE 2016: The New IP at Work
LRTV Documentaries | 6/6/2016

Brocade's Kelly Herrell has seen the future of networking and it's all about everything – and he means everything! – as a service.

Gigabites: Ting Makes Holly Springs Sing
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

Ting is ready to bring gigabit service to Holly Springs, North Carolina, following earlier deployments in Charlottesville, Va. and Westminster, Md.

TiVo May Exit Retail Hardware Business
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

Exit stage left.

Slideshow: BCE Goes Deep in Heart of Texas
Slide Shows | 6/3/2016

More sights from Austin, the site of Light Reading's Big Communications Event.

WiCipedia: Rise of the Female CDO & Adidas Flip Flops
WiCipedia | 6/3/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: The richest women in the world; Bill and Melinda Gates aim to end workplace disparity; the rise of the female CDO; and more.

BCE 2016: DT on Digital Disruption
LRTV Documentaries | 6/3/2016

In his keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg revisits the concept of the software-defined operator, and explains what the German giant is doing to turn New IP hype into reality.

US Probe Into Huawei Threatens Trade War
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

US authorities are demanding to see information about Huawei's exports to blacklisted countries.

Eurobites: Orange's M&A Plans Squashed by EU Hard Line
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Regulators dig in on net neutrality; German CDN taps Zayo; Samsung Pay makes European debut in Spain.

Microsoft Sees AT&T & IBM as Scary Lessons – Report
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

The worry is that the on-premises software business could 'evaporate' in three years, as happened with AT&T's wireline business.

Women in Comms Leading Lights: Party Pics
Slide Shows | 6/2/2016

Revisit the Leading Lights awards dinner with pictures from the big event, including pics of our three winners accepting their trophies.

BCE 2016: The New Comms World Order
LRTV Documentaries | 6/2/2016

Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.

Wheeler Fights Back in Set-Top Battle
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Despite vocal criticism, Wheeler is still pushing hard to 'Unlock the Box.'

Global Sales Boost Ciena in Q2
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Profits slide on higher revenues but beat analyst expectations as company positions itself for DCI and software sales.

Eurobites: Sigfox Adds Finland to IoT Empire
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Actility's new boss; IBM buys EZsource; BT does cloud business; Gemalto chosen for Helsinki transport ticketing.

AT&T's Wolter: 5G Isn't Just Bigger, Better, Faster
LRTV Interviews | 6/2/2016

The next generation of wireless technology represents a fundamental change that needs to accommodate all kinds of applications, radio technology and core network needs.

The Era of Agile Optics Has Arrived
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 6/2/2016

Join Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and ECI's Jonathan Homa as they discuss the challenges and some possible solutions providers will face as their networks approach the Shannon Limit. As OTT services garner demand, service providers will need to decide how to move towards a more elastic transport network so they can create tiered, shared bandwidth services similar to those available in other industries.

BCE Slideshow: See Austin by Segway, Look Like a Dork
Slide Shows | 6/2/2016

Taking in the sights on two wheels, wearing a helmet.

HPE Looks to Cloud28+ Partners to Drive Cloud Business
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

But Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners in the Cloud28+ program will need to generate revenue and customer wins to succeed.

Tata Comms to Deploy IoT Network Using LoRa
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Indian service provider backs LoRa over rival LPWAN technologies such as Sigfox and Ingenu.

Mapping Open APIs With TM Forum
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/1/2016

APIs are rapidly becoming the lingua franca of digital business, and the TM Forum is aiming to apply their benefits across the entire IoT digital value chain.

Salesforce Scoops Up Demandware for $2.8B
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Demandware will become the foundation of a 'billion dollar cloud' for Salesforce, company head Marc Benioff says.

Fiber TV Wins Google Cast Update
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Google Fiber makes a rare update announcement for Fiber TV.

Pics: BCE Hosts Upskill U Live
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

At BCE in Austin, Upskill U moved out of the virtual classroom and hosted two Upskill U LIVE sessions on 5G and mobile video.

5G 'Skin' Could Kickstart mmWave Medical Applications
Jonestown | 6/1/2016

Researchers at the University of Madison-Wisconson are taking the concept of 5G wearables to the next level.

The Life & Times of Pankaj Patel
Between the CEOs | 6/1/2016

Pankaj Patel, Cisco's departing Chief Development Officer, visits the Big Communications Event (BCE) and talks about his 20 years at the networking giant and how John Chambers instilled a customer-centric culture at the company.

CenturyLink Touts Data Center Energy Lead
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Network operator joins federal Better Buildings Challenge and promises to lower key data center energy consumption by 25%.

The Race Is On to Give Entertainment a Voice
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Who will control the next generation of user interfaces?

Verizon Could Take Fixed 5G Nationwide
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Verizon is planning a broad deployment of fixed wireless services using 5G technology.

Intel's Transformation Guru: Influence & Business Case Trump Tech
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/1/2016

It's not enough to be good at tech; you also have to be influential and capable of developing a business case, Intel's Lynn Comp tells WiC.

Leading Lights 2016: Winners' Gallery
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.

Eurobites: IoT Will Top Connections Chart by 2018, Says Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

...and western Europe will lead the way. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Huawei go to work on Madrid; telco grands fromages descend on Brussels; Orange PoPs up in Jordan.

SoftBank to Sell $7.9B of Alibaba Shares
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Japanese telco announces plans to sell shares in Chinese e-commerce player so that it can pay off debts.

Light Reading's BCE Rocks Austin
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

Good times and good learning in Austin at Light Reading's annual flagship event.

Cavium Debuts SoC for Data Center Servers
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

The company just announced its ThunderX2 system on a chip (SoC), which Cavium believes stacks up very favorably against Intel's line of processors for data center and cloud applications, including NFV, big data analysis, network storage and security.

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