As niche OTT services abound, they could shatter the business model for the pay-TV industry's traditional fat bundles.
Endless Computing is building an emerging-markets business model around sales of a very old-school device.
Two steps down from the CEO's office, just like before. But quite a twisty path to get there.
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.
Nokia's latest acquisition is a sign that there's money to be made in helping cablecos deliver gigabit services.
CEO and others leave as the board seeks a new direction.
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.
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.
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.
This week in our WiC roundup: Ellen Pao soldiers on; Indian women seek workforce inclusion; companies led by women make more money; and more.
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.
Supports Windows and Linux, bare metal and virtual machines in public and private cloud environments.
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 plans to acquire cable access architecture specialist Gainspeed.
Alphabet has big city plans.
RJio has finally started offering a 4G service to the general Indian public.
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.
Fifth-biggest US operator becomes third network partner for Google's MVNO service.
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of access architecture for Cox, says fiber is hot but hybrid fiber-coax is still cool for cable.
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.
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...)
Mobile operator and pay-TV company come together in a deal that should help them address the growing challenge from traditional and OTT players.
Produced in partnership with Ericsson, Cisco, Intel and Oracle, the Virtuapedia is the ultimate information source for people, companies, standards groups, ecosystems, products and services that are building the new virtualized economy.
Nico Fishbach at Colt provides insight into the cultural and operational challenges of migrating to a next-generation network architecture.
Grab your headset.
WISI hopes to win over more independent operator customers with Aereo tech.
It's all about viewership.
Swedish cable company says move will help it expand in the country's SDU market.
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.
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.
Cisco could be a leading suitor for F5 Networks, which is reported to be assessing a number of takeover offers.
Looks to grow beyond roots, as private cloud may lack a long-term future.
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 is reportedly looking into the sale of search, advertising and cloud technology patents.
Vodafone's group head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, takes a deep dive into Vodafone Ocean, the operator's transformation strategy.
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.
The moral of the story: Don't make your vendors mad.
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) CEO Sandeep Bhatnagar sits down at BCE 2016 to discuss digital transformation with Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders.
The emergence of commercial NB-IoT services in 2017 may trouble the supporters of rival LPWAN technologies.
For Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, it's all about the customer experience, and how to make it better.
With 4K support, multiscreen access and a voice-controlled UI, what's not to like?
Portland facility marks one of first deployments of Amazon Direct Connect outside major metro area, and one of first with Megaport SDN fabric.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G for Italy; Nokia tech powers Swissgrid; UK companies using wrong devices.
T-Mobile's Un-carrier 11 makes customers the boss, says Legere.
Verizon is thought to have made a $3 billion offer for Yahoo assets during a second round of bidding.
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.
Using processing expertise it picked up in its acquisition of EZchip, Mellanox announced its first set of processors for networking and storage applications.
Online video is growing a lot faster than managed IP video.
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.
Open source group Cloud Native Computing Foundation wants more telecom operators to join its user group and make their needs known.
What does it mean when a cable guy heads to Google, er, Alphabet?
AT&T adds Nokia to 5G trials, expands the test sites and claims speeds of over 10 Gbit/s in initial trials with Ericsson.
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.
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 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.
Telecom has responded with enthusiasm to AT&T's release of detailed information on its approach to revamping its operations systems for virtualization.
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 is going all in on Amazon Web Services.
Sprint streamed a 4K video and performed a virtual reality test with 73GHz pre-standard 5G equipment from Nokia.
Brocade's Kelly Herrell has seen the future of networking and it's all about everything – and he means everything! – as a service.
Ting is ready to bring gigabit service to Holly Springs, North Carolina, following earlier deployments in Charlottesville, Va. and Westminster, Md.
Exit stage left.
More sights from Austin, the site of Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
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.
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 authorities are demanding to see information about Huawei's exports to blacklisted countries.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Regulators dig in on net neutrality; German CDN taps Zayo; Samsung Pay makes European debut in Spain.
The worry is that the on-premises software business could 'evaporate' in three years, as happened with AT&T's wireline business.
Revisit the Leading Lights awards dinner with pictures from the big event, including pics of our three winners accepting their trophies.
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.
Despite vocal criticism, Wheeler is still pushing hard to 'Unlock the Box.'
Profits slide on higher revenues but beat analyst expectations as company positions itself for DCI and software sales.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Actility's new boss; IBM buys EZsource; BT does cloud business; Gemalto chosen for Helsinki transport ticketing.
The next generation of wireless technology represents a fundamental change that needs to accommodate all kinds of applications, radio technology and core network needs.
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.
Taking in the sights on two wheels, wearing a helmet.
But Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners in the Cloud28+ program will need to generate revenue and customer wins to succeed.
Indian service provider backs LoRa over rival LPWAN technologies such as Sigfox and Ingenu.
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.
Demandware will become the foundation of a 'billion dollar cloud' for Salesforce, company head Marc Benioff says.
Google Fiber makes a rare update announcement for Fiber TV.
At BCE in Austin, Upskill U moved out of the virtual classroom and hosted two Upskill U LIVE sessions on 5G and mobile video.
Researchers at the University of Madison-Wisconson are taking the concept of 5G wearables to the next level.
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.
Network operator joins federal Better Buildings Challenge and promises to lower key data center energy consumption by 25%.
Who will control the next generation of user interfaces?
Verizon is planning a broad deployment of fixed wireless services using 5G technology.
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.
See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.
...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.
Japanese telco announces plans to sell shares in Chinese e-commerce player so that it can pay off debts.
Good times and good learning in Austin at Light Reading's annual flagship event.
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.