First software release from the Open Platform for NFV Project addresses foundational issues such as the initial build and creating automated test scripts.
With bid levels heading towards the $15 billion mark, rising debts among Indian operators are becoming a big concern.
The hypercloud operator is releasing the specs of its Wedge switch, a new server called Yosemite and management software.
Transport vendor has evolved its SDN 'middleware' and is believed to be on course to unveil its next metro 100G product in the second half of the year.
Self-service Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) now goes to 100 Gbit/s.
After six months of formal meetings, the group is solidifying the NFV infrastructure hardware and providing a timeline and its first software.
Startup creates small footprint data center plus new monitoring system to enable automated movement of workloads.
The international cheerleader for TDD LTE has reportedly applied for a license to operate FDD LTE technology.
Without cable or other pay-TV partners on board, HBO has signed up Apple as its exclusive distribution partner (for three months) for the new online HBO Now service.
Cisco's Kelly Ahuja talked to Light Reading's Steve Saunders at The New IP event about how businesses can leverage New IP technology to solve challenges.
Verizon reiterates plans to use small cells in markets where it didn't acquire AWS spectrum, while AT&T has reportedly scaled back plans to deploy 40,000 small cells this year.
There are a number of key questions to consider before any SDN migration plans are put into action.
Apple's latest gadget cuts operators out of the picture, but it may force service providers to consider their broader wearables strategies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: major train WiFi project in Moscow; Zayo provides London link to Amazon Web Services; TIC targets fraud.
Comments on the FCC's proposal to update the definition of a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) are streaming in, and opinions vary greatly.
Service provider IT specialist Comptel was raising money for charity at Mobile World Congress by showing people just how unfit they are...
After acquiring Netsocket's NFV assets, iPhotonix is launching an integrated optical access and virtualization solution.
More than 1,720 of you voted in our poll on MWC's biggest trends, letting us know that while SDN/NFV were originally expected to be the hottest topics, 5G dominated the show floor.
The French operator operates a Silicon Valley lab with the goal of prompting more gigabit network application creation.
Bright House Networks will boost its maximum download speeds to 300 Mbit/s in its Florida regions, while Time Warner Cable plans to do the same in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.
India's latest spectrum auction could widen the gulf between the biggest and smallest operators.
One opponent of the new media regulations warned of 'Hitlerization.'
The story behind Light Reading and EANTC's validation of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution.
The Nordic operator is looking to virtualization technologies to support the speedy launch of services across multiple markets.
At MWC 2015, Selina Lo, CEO of carrier WiFi systems specialist Ruckus Wireless, talks about voice-over-WiFi and the growing use of WiFi by cable operators.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 Austria goes mobile; M-Pesa mobile money transfer connects Tanzania and Kenya; UK smart meters plan faltering.
Restrictions on the 'big three' operators worked to new entrants' advantage during Canada's AWS-3 sale.
Political satire Chinese-style.
"The tele-phone is a curious device that might fairly find place in the magic of Arabian Tales."
Still showing no signs of slowing down, broadband subscriber growth surged again last year for US cable operators, even as their video customer totals kept plunging.
The software player's experiences suggest operators in emerging markets are warming to the 'freemium' Internet model.
Ciena's CEO is feeling confident about Ciena's chance to win part of Verizon's upcoming metro 100G contract.
Sprint's new technical COO, SoftBank's Junichi Miyakawa, says the carrier will soon start using automated detection and self-learning tools to improve its LTE network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France gets taste for fiber; Telekom Austria poaches Ericsson exec; EE on recruitment drive.
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.
The FCC's Gigi Sohn says rate regulation of ISPs under Title II won't happen. But the American Cable Association isn't reassured.
Partners develop data center system targeted at telcos in a bid to replace commercial off-the-shelf storage and computing platforms.
In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers shed 125,000 video subscribers in 2014, making it the industry's second straight down year.
Ciena posted revenue that missed expectations, but the vendor remains focused on the coming metro 100G market opportunity.
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
Synacor teams up with Comcast-owned online video publishing unit to assemble a comprehensive multiscreen video solution for pay-TV service and content providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria introduces LTE-based smart meters; former Virgin Media execs take AIM at turnarounds; Ericsson's small cells go Dutch.
SoftBank Commerce & Services will serve as distribution channel for Pertino into Japanese market targeting integrators, MSPs and ISPs.
The big guns of the pay-TV legal world split over whether Comcast would, and should, win federal regulatory approval to acquire Time Warner Cable at the ACA Summit.
Opening its first international data center in Silicon Valley as it tests the waters for US cloud services.
The Belgian international carrier is preparing to meet an expected surge in demand for international VoLTE products.
Dish is adding AMC and IFC to its Sling TV channel line-up today and introducing a new 'Hollywood Extra' add-on package with content from EPIX networks and Sundance TV.
To transform a legacy telco into an 'agile' IT services organization, Hussain is demolishing silos and creating a horizontal company structure.
Smart home services based on Deutsche Telekom's Qivicon platform will launch in new markets this year.
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.
2015 will be a big year as Mavenir says all four US operators will launch RCS, backing up statements a T-Mobile VP made about its plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telefónica's NFV coziness to continue; MTN profits rise on data growth; Deutsche Telekom to push Microsoft's Lumia.
At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
Brocade got into the mobile business six months ago. With the acquisition of Connectem, announced this week, Brocade aims to dominate.
Latest deal makes Japanese telecom giant third largest data center operator in Europe and extends reach of its one-stop global ICT strategy.
After signing a major European outsourcing deal with Ericsson, Orange is now considering its options in Africa.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler didn't add too much clarity to how Title II would be enforced during his MWC keynote, noting only that it'd be on a case-by-case basis.
In its latest report, Infonetics Research predicts that DOCSIS channel shipments will slip 7% in the first quarter, largely because of Comcast's pending takeover of Time Warner Cable, after a stellar 2014.
Everyone wants to have a say in how 5G will develop, with many different groups outlining their visions of 5G and vowing to play nice with the other groups.
5G promises to improve your life, not just speed your mobile Internet connection.
Pace has filed documents with the FCC showing a new gateway device designed for Comcast's next-generation X1 IP video platform.
CenturyLink Cloud is bringing a new open source estimator and other functionalities to its channel partners, which account for "a big chunk" of cloud sales.
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization -- including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions -- with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Hybrid to address digital divide while German incumbent looks to 'super-vectoring' and G.fast for big bandwidth boost.
Siva Ananmalay, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the importance of monetization, personalization and customer loyalty at The New IP event in San Jose, Calif.
Cisco CEO predicts the digitization of everything will change, like, everything!
With its use cases wrapped up, the Forum is tackling LTE-U, virtualization, 5G and other technology trends affecting the mini-RANs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins move to New IP; CityFibre plans Edinburgh network; deadline set for Danish merger decision.
The results from tests undertaken by EANTC of Cisco service provider virtualization software show that the New IP world is very much here.
Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are squaring up to each other – in a polite way – with rival 5G radio access technologies.
The GSMA estimates 90,000 attendees for this year's packed show, and that makes for one big cab line!
All three service providers are looking to NFV to increase agility and penetrate the SMB market, Cisco says.
The service provider is looking to HP to provide hardware, software and services, combining the vendor's strengths in carrier and IT networks. Or at least that's what HP says.
VoIP pioneers Jeff Pulver, Bryan Martin and Daniel Berninger, and Telecosm author George Gilder say the FCC's move is bad for Internet innovation.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg plays down concern that Internet.org is benefiting consumers but not operators.
Brocade plans to broaden its software-based mobile networking portfolio with the acquisition of the privately held provider of virtual EPC technology.
NXP's $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale is the latest of many moves taming the wild semiconductor sector.
Google SVP Sundar Pichai said at MWC that the software giant won't be a carrier at scale, but will work with its wireless partners to offer its service to innovate on communications.
Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.
As predicted in news reports last week, HP will shell out up to $3 billion for WiFi networking specialist Aruba Networks to advance its enterprise networking ambitions.
The FCC wants to know from programmers if Comcast and Time Warner Cable have used cash incentives in negotiations to lock online video rivals out of content licensing deals.
Germany's incumbent carrier has burnished its reputation as an IP leader with the simultaneous launch of cloud-based services in three European countries.
GSMA's Mobile Connect digital identity service gets some love as operators call for better privacy and security rules.
AT&T isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it comes to the Internet of Things.
VP says the carrier wants to take advantage of its spectrum with LTE-U, but doesn't have a real need for small cells outside of niche, congested urban areas.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom sells controlling stake in towers firm; Ericsson directs the traffic; Bouygues CEO not dead.
JDSU's latest location report shows that 1% of LTE users are consuming 56% of mobile data, and it's happening in less than 1% of the area a mobile network covers.
The Finnish vendor claims to have secured a bigger LTE FDD contract with China Telecom than any other non-Chinese player.
My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.
Light Reading has arrived in Barcelona in time for some sightseeing and cocktails with 100 of our closest friends ahead of the big show.
VMware vCloud for NFV lets carriers run clouds on OpenStack side-by-side with VMware's own vCloud.
UC company will use the VoLTE and RCS enabler to expand its business with mobile operators, plus more M&A at MWC.
In a significant coup for the specialist startup, SpiderCloud's entire small cell portfolio will be rebadged and resold by Cisco.
Spanish incumbent looks to carrier aggregation for performance improvements ahead of 5G deployment.
Outlines how its programmable network allows enterprises, network, and cloud providers to connect to each other rapidly.
According to Light Reading's poll of 900 readers, NFV and SDN, followed by 5G and the IoT, will dominate headlines at this year's mobile extravaganza in Barcelona.