Landmark Heavy Reading report explores the rise of web-scale Internet companies as networking powerhouses, and what it means for network equipment vendors.
Intel and Mellanox are both making gradual progress in their race to unclog a bottleneck that arises when scaling computer networks up to massive numbers of nodes or processors.
Don't worry, they say, the code will work it out. There's apparently nothing open source can't tackle.
Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, talks about where Verizon is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
This week Upskill U launches a new series on Gigabit with lecturers from Orange, Comcast and US Ignite.
Casa is demonstrating a virtual CCAP solution at this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show, joining a multitude of vendors pursuing the cable access market as operators look to upgrade and virtualize their networks.
The launch of its Gainspeed virtualized CCAP products puts Nokia squarely in the cable access market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre buys more duct and fiber assets; Aussie broadband challenge to BT; Nokia's traffic-busting drones; HERE services hit the road.
Third release enhances features, boosts security and positions OPNFV for upcoming open source MANO activity.
More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
The CEO of the Small Cell Forum and Director of GSMA North America shares her perspective on how to change company cultures, recruit women in comms and achieve any goal.
With a new hosted solution and approximately 10 million pay-TV customers, Espial is a challenger to watch in the TV software market.
It used to mean something, and it can again, said Huawei's David Lenrow.
Arris is launching a new gigabit gateway that includes a dedicated video SSID for wireless video streaming.
Tech giants including Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Verizon said to be among potential suitors.
This week in our WiC roundup: Kristen Bell releases hilarious 'Pinksourcing' video; girls from Oakland to Senegal learn to code; digital tools help new moms acclimate when going back to work; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ventures into VR, declines 4G license offer in Egypt; German camera maker Leica pals up with Huawei; European re-launch for Note7 planned.
A novel optics-aligning module promises to make silicon photonics for 100G/400G networking significantly easier to implement, which would be a tremendous boon for data center operators.
A bullish Fran Shammo talks 5G at Goldman Sachs.
Connecting collaboration and Internet of Things tools in the face of cloud threats.
If Verizon buys video startup Vessel as reported, it would add to other major digital media acquisitions by the telco, including AOL and Yahoo.
Level 3 finds enterprise security managers who believe firewalls can save them are getting some nasty surprises.
New product, first in a series, uses Cylance's Artificial Intelligence to block more threats at the network layer.
Data center player jumps into booming market for hybrid cloud connections with what it believes is a better exchange.
Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
The more vendors deconstruct their features and services, the more they can be integrated into everybody else's infrastructure, according to Andrew Coward at Brocade.
Upskill U's series on Agile/DevOps culminates with a course on the implementation of DevOps, delivered by Burt Klein of Tech Mahindra.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems helps connect Daimler; SAP does IoT deal with Bosch; EU backtracks on roam-like-you're-at-home; Nokia aims for AlcaLu squeeze-out.
UK operator is expanding its G.fast trials and sourcing production systems from two suppliers, Huawei and Nokia, leaving Adtran out in the cold.
Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
Operator anxiety about the rollout of edge-computing technology could see them lose another battle to the web-scale giants.
Vendor's upgrade of its data center interconnect (DCI) platform includes a host of impressive technical advances.
Charter follows Comcast and moves forward with Verizon MVNO agreement.
A rich array of network connections are what drives the value of its data centers, executives say.
Microsoft is partnering to comply with local data sovereignty regulations – in other words, hang a 'keep out' sign for foreign snooping.
CSPs crossing the virtualization chasm will be challenged by the abundance of choices and approaches, said a panel at the NFV & Carrier SDN event last week in Denver.
The network isn't being commoditized by the cloud, in fact more VPNs and security services are needed now for cloud and IoT.
Barely noted, Comcast said this week that it has launched its XB6 gigabit gateway supporting DOCSIS 3.1, as well as its Xi5 HDR set-top.
Versa is taking the next step into the SD-WAN universe by launching its own SD-WAN ecosystem – and vCPE is just the first step.
More than half of new projects in the last ODL release came from carriers, who are increasingly contributing code, not just advice.
Mobile Edge Computing becomes Multi-Access Edge Computing as ETSI embarks on a second phase of specifications work that will cover WiFi and fixed access technologies in addition to 3GPP standards.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco's EMEA man steps down; Virgin extends Vubiquity content deal; Sky invests in video gaming; MTS buys in Mari El; Uber loses out in Finland.
How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
It's ECOC time again! Here are some of the new devices and technologies being unveiled at the show that all point to near-term future networks running at hundreds of gigabits per second.
5G will be best supported by an awesome LTE network, CTO says.
The signal rises alongside power lines using tiny plastic antennas.
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.
Spectrum rules all, as Sprint CEO talks leasing, 5G and deploying tens of thousands of new radios on the network.
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are tackling virtualization technologies together in both a Sept. 21 webinar and a Sept. 27 breakfast forum.
Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine the implications of the emergence of those services.
Comcast will take its first step toward becoming a wireless carrier in 2017 with a network that combines Verizon cellular assets and Comcast's own WiFi hotspots.
Cisco's Colin Kincaid covers the fundamentals of DevOps in a live course and Q&A at Upskill U.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK rail telecom network not for sale; SVoD on fast-forward; sweaty rockers in 360-degree HD.
South Korean companies perform a smooth handover in the latest 5G gig, which used spectrum in the all-important 28GHz band.
Three of Europe's national telcos have teamed up to court virtualization startups with a 'Call for Innovation' that suggests carrier SDN and NFV might currently be stuck at the launch pad.
Google buys startup that developers use for natural language interface.
Nutanix has filed for its long-anticipated public offering, with hopes to rake in $209 million.
Netflix service starts rolling out this week as a beta service on Comcast's X1 platform.
Long-time mobile edge computing proponent Nokia expands its MEC as it chases enterprise customers.
New Roku app features are on the way. Who will take advantage of them?
Deal will end Infoblox's four-year run as a publicly listed company and is expected to drive enterprise adoption of its security offerings.
Vendor lands Masergy deal, claims both enterprise and service provider success in crowded SD-WAN arena.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia-as-a-service; Dunne warns UK on 5G failings; Telia and friends seek virtualization virtuosi.
Nokia is plotting a much bigger role in the enterprise sector of the global communications market.
Top female executives from Intel, Vodafone Americas, Windstream, XO Communications and Zayo Group share their thoughts on company culture, progressive policies and much more.
Oracle barely shows up on the charts of biggest IaaS providers. The vendor is looking to change that.
Startup Palerra provides software to control access to and secure cloud applications.
The idea is simple: a version of LTE that doesn't use much power for IoT applications. But naming it is hard – rilly, rilly hard!
A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
Light Reading gives the EC's latest broadband plans 'nil points.'
Gigabit broadband is fueling a whole new round of network investments.
Here's what it looks like when Twitter becomes a broadcaster.
Amdocs says its systems integration partnership with AT&T is only the first big win in a strategy to supplant traditional SIs such as Cisco and Ericsson that, it feels, have been undercut by the virtualization trend.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is facing an uphill battle with several of his regulatory proposals, and he doesn't have a lot of time left.
It's really as bad as you think regarding security in the world of NFV and SDN – and the problem is being made worse by VNFs, said panelists at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver this week.
At one moment in Denver this week, the three largest US operators were very agreeable to the idea of open sourcing APIs to make business easier.
This week in our WiC roundup: Trump's family leave plan falls short; toxic work environments at Apple?; ageism in tech TV; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN decides South Africa's not the place for mobile money services; RTX gets new boss; no Netflix for Telenet customers?
We spent two fantastic days at our NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver, getting our fix of virtualization chat in the 'Mile High City.' But we had some fun too...
FCC looks to sell off a smaller chunk of low-band spectrum.
Programmable networks cut costs but challenges remain, said panelists at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver this week.
Director of Agile Transformation addresses the challenges and best practices to implementing the Agile methodology.
The next phase of moving applications to the cloud means looking at platforms that use container technology and are suited to a cloud-native, microservices approach.
French operator has looked at MANO solution in its lab, will now test use case in one of its Euro operations, in advance of open source.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia opens UK cloud center; Commission backs decision over Apple tax clawback; Snapchat heads for Paris.
India's fourth- and sixth-largest operators have announced a mobile merger in sign of mounting pressure.
TCP Cloud will help Mirantis provide continuous updates to open source infrastructure software.
But Verizon claims it has met the terms of a 2008 deal with NYC.
LinkNYC shuts down web access on the street kioks because some people were hogging them and using them 'inappropriately.' Who could've guessed that would happen?
By deploying analytics and business policies, automation can make network change decisions as if the customer had made those decisions themselves.
While open source makes innovation and startups easier, management and support are still tough nuts.
Google Fiber TV gets an update, and it's all about the data.
Standard APIs and processes are needed to make it easier to sell virtual objects and other services to each other, and to content providers also.
Amdocs opens its fat wallet to buy three cloud-based providers of next-gen BSS applications that help service providers develop digital service strategies.
Big telecom equipment vendor delves much deeper into the North American cable market with its purchase of key fiber-access products and technologies from CommScope.
Almost three fourths of global carriers of all sizes are committed to deploying NFV, SDN or both, says latest SDN-NFV tracker.
Liberty Global plans to bring Netflix to its next-generation TV set-tops in more than 30 countries over the next 15 months.
First-generation NFV only virtualized functions as they exist today, without breaking them into composable software pieces, says Tom Anschutz.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre does Reading; fiber-to-the-mountain-hut; UK government cybersecurity not that secure; Sky drones on.
Unfortunately, not those Village People... EC President Jean-Claude Juncker promises free wireless Internet for all European villagers by 2020.
Digital technologies are driving business transformation in every sector of the economy.
India's third-biggest mobile operator looks particularly vulnerable to the aggressive tactics of new entrant RJio.
See the faded glory of Super Mobility Week in a selection of photos from the recent event.
The popular note-taking service is looking to Google to provide scalability, security, flexibility and agility, as well as machine learning tools to benefit Evernote users.
After running an SD-WAN service for most of a year, the service provider finds that customer reality is different from initial expectations.
Businesses are swamped by network complexity and chaos, but service providers can tame that for them, says Andrew Dugan.
Research shows the need to get services to market more rapidly is the top virtualization driver, as network operators focus on high-value use cases.
Caribbean operator Digicel, keen to be seen as a broadband innovator, has tested a 100G PON connection on its live network in Barbados.
The latest investment in app platform provider You.i TV is a further sign that programmers want more control over their distribution fate.
By enabling combined management of IP routing and layer one optical networks, SDN brings new network optimization and efficiency.
Upskill U launches a new series on implementing Agile and DevOps with expert speakers from Cisco, Tech Mahindra, Agile Alliance and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Austrian class action against Facebook gathers momentum; Ericsson targets emerging markets; Israeli DDoS entrepreneurs arrested.
Australian mobile operator acquires one of its former wholesale customers.
Managed service provider joins crowded SD-WAN market with its own twist: multiple active paths and application-driven connections.
LR readers vote for a wireless headphone future in the iPhone 7 poll. Contrarians, the lot of ya!
Even CEO Lloyd Carney says the announcement is overdue by a year.
Copper to the MDU with G.fast technology is helping CenturyLink deliver faster broadband speeds and IP video service.
LPWA technology will be one of several IoT connectivity technologies the Japanese telco plans to support.
Eugina Jordan shares her story of how she found her voice and went from being a receptionist to the director of marketing for Parallel Wireless.
Smart cities platform player builds networking expertise into LED lighting fixtures to enable municipalities to create connections.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor begins selling its stake in VimpelCom; Agama joins the RDK club; smartphones in space! (well, quite high up anyway).
South Korea's DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged in an effort to take on the gigabit broadband equipment sector's big hitters, but the new company has its work cut out.
How can India's operators best answer the challenge from aggressive new entrant RJio?
NFV feels like it's going nowhere fast, suggests Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
With its focus on live sports events, the video-streaming company is targeting European growth.
Added 33,000 virtual servers without increasing sysadmin headcount.
The city of Nashville has voted its preliminary approval for a One Touch Make Ready ordinance that should make it easier for new broadband providers to enter the market.
TiVo takes the wraps off a revamped user interface that includes metadata capabilities from Rovi.
How do you say 'facepalm' in Cantonese?
Vendor's white box solution adds ability to mix and match physical and virtual functions at the edge.
The NG-PON2 standard is the key to the future of ultra-broadband, believes Calix's Alan DiCicco.
What the FCC's new pay-TV proposal means, and why nobody's happy.
Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want Obama to 'give away the Internet' - well, OK, but...
This week in our WiC roundup: Discriminatory Trumpisms are trending; women are asking for raises but not getting them; is there a marriage market penalty for women in STEM?; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and ZTE display their wares in Amsterdam; Nokia's not leaving Nigeria; CityFibre does fiber-to-the-pier.
The Aftershokz Bluez 2S lets you listen to spoken word audio or music while still hearing outside sounds, making it less likely you'll get smooshed by a car while walking a badly behaved dog.
There is a gaping security hole at the network edge that Avaya intends to fill it with some souped-up, hyper-segmentation capabilities.
Woo hoo! It's the end of a wretched era.
Initial mobile 5G services could get by with a little help from LTE.
Three of Europe's biggest telcos have no immediate plans to play a bigger role on the content stage.
Ericsson and Google hope to open new doors in the pay-TV market with a partnership that ties Ericsson MediaFirst software platform to Google's Android TV operating system.
$625M cash purchase of API maker will give Google cloud customers an easier route to linking multiple clouds and applications.
Rovi has closed on its deal to acquire TiVo and take the TiVo name, but it's questionable whether the new company will stick it out in the hardware business.
Vivendi executive talks up prospects of challenging Netflix in Europe as the French media company prepares for the Latin American launch of its pioneering Studio+ service.
AT&T's former security guru is taking his expertise to a much broader audience – and this time he's giving it away.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU to relax network access rules; Virgin buys Arqiva; Ericsson partners with Google on Android TV; Bouygues goes with Mitel for UC.
Google and Box have struck a relationship that might baffle those with a legacy view of the world.
Forthcoming service will allow customers to enjoy a diverse range of content on various devices and networks, says executive in Amsterdam.
A new partnership between Ericsson and Intel has the two companies promising long-term results for customers working to support media delivery everywhere.
Three broadband regulators walk into a bar...
The deal will improve HPE's focus on 'hybrid IT,' which includes multi-cloud, edge, software-defined infrastructure and the traditional data center.
Never mind the missing headphone jack, feel the speed!
Achieving QoE is a complicated process that should start with a complete rethink of how a network should be measured, followed by the development of a QoE policy.
Amazing new 5G innovations are coming below 6GHz -- it's not just about mmWave.
New funding round signals market demand for new WiFi solutions and Celeno's products in particular.
New filings by the NAB, NCTA and AT&T hint at what the FCC's revised set-top proposal could look like.
Former Ericsson executives have founded a startup that aims to make the 'onboarding' of virtual network functions much easier.
IBC starts this week in the Netherlands, or is it Holland? It's certainly being supported by the Dutch.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials all-IP PSTN in Poland; Telecom Italia boss defends monster remuneration; Microsoft opens UK data centers.
Intel's Lynn Comp joins WiC on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 1PM EST to talk company culture -- what it is, how to craft a positive one and how to communicate it internally and externally.
Complaints about a spectrum skew are unlikely to get 3 very far.
Nonpartisan ITIF does its regular review of candidate policies on innovation and technology, finding Clinton has lots of ideas, Trump almost none.
Phase A guidelines from the Ultra HD Forum don't include over-the-air delivery of 4K Ultra HD TV.
Combined with Intel's RealSense technology, the Movidius platform could allow computers to recognize images in the way that people do.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big guns take aim at 5G; Sky prepares for IPv6; Facebook reshuffles in Europe; EE gets Cat 9 ready.
Slobodin may have been under immediate pressure to quit following previous allegations of corruption at VimpelCom.
Spectrum constraints might not be Europe's biggest 5G problem but they could hinder its chances of keeping up with Asia and North America.
Huawei unveils new products to help operators take advantage of on-demand opportunities.
5G is about more than just faster mobile broadband, notes Tom Sawanobori, SVP and chief technology officer at the CTIA.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica confirms Telxius IPO; new blood at Colt; Telia's Mr. X; DT demos entertainment over 5G.
SoftBank's Ren Tanaka will be responsible for new business development at chip designer ARM, but he will not be in charge of the company, insists the Japanese operator.
French cable giant opens its wallet again to snap up the part of SFR it doesn't own and to acquire IT and operations partners as it seeks to streamline its operations and introduce the 'Altice Way.'
Before tech can be cool, it has to be normal, says Global Capacity VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope as she calls on the industry to ditch preconceptions.
Iliad will struggle to have the same impact in Italy as in France.
The Music City is hoping for gigabit love from Google Fiber, but utility pole attachment rules may put that romance on ice.
Security is a looming issue as IoT devices prove to be easily invaded, but is the broadband industry prepared to act?
Optical transport vendor has joined the ranks of the SDN controller brigade and, in doing so, claims 'open' bragging rights over some key rivals.
What companies should glean from network traffic patterns during the Olympic Games in Rio.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eir returns to growth; O2 unveils smart-home offer; BT sues Valve; Deutsche Telekom spices up its offer with music and video streaming.
By offering free voice and cheap data services to Indian consumers, RJio could deal a further blow to India's biggest mobile operators.
This week in our WiC roundup: We learn the tech girl boss formula; returnships pave the way for women re-entering the workforce; Australian Army troops told to 'get out' if they are sexist; and more.
Destruction of Amos-6 satellite denies Facebook a critical technology for providing Internet services in Africa.
CFO Shammo has presided over periods of dramatic acquisition, growth and change at America's largest mobile service provider.
Ciena's revenues up by 11.2% as non-telco customers contribute more than one third of fiscal third-quarter sales.
For Google, a patchwork of different wireless and wired technologies – managed by software – might be its most interesting option.
The Chinese equipment vendor reckons dozens of vertical markets are on the cusp of embracing cloud technology.
The integration of its MediaFirst television platform with the RDK software stack is the latest sign of Ericsson's commitment to the pay-TV market.
Top speed through Las Vegas for two intense days of VMworld 2016.
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: SoftBank's Tanaka to head ARM; Nokia unveils 4.5G Pro technology and a 4.9G plan; Orange cosies up to Iran's MCI; Telecom Egypt forks out on 4G; Equinix expands in Brexit-land.
As video consumption swells across all available player devices, the industry is looking to transition from quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology to Internet Protocol (IP) and that migration is making multicast adaptive bit rate (M-ABR) a top choice for providers.
Join Women in Comms for its 10th networking breakfast and panel discussion, where we promise to tackle those uncomfy questions, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Denver.
The Chinese equipment behemoth will take a year longer than originally planned to make $10 billion from enterprise sales, a leading executive has revealed.
OpenStack needs improved stability, SDN support, performance and security to become carrier-ready, an AT&T executive says.
The most mind-numbingly obscure technology you'll hear about this year is going to help data centers keep up with the exploding demand for cloud computing services while saving beaucoup bucks.
Level 3 and Nokia research shows a surprising recent flood of security issues regarding both IoT devices and mostly Android devices.
Europe's attempts to define hardline net neutrality rules could deliver a blow to the region's telcos.