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OPNFV Still Basic, 'Not Sexy' Yet
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

First software release from the Open Platform for NFV Project addresses foundational issues such as the initial build and creating automated test scripts.

India Spectrum Bids Trigger Debt Fears
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

With bid levels heading towards the $15 billion mark, rising debts among Indian operators are becoming a big concern.

Facebook Releases Data Center Tech
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The hypercloud operator is releasing the specs of its Wedge switch, a new server called Yosemite and management software.

Key SDN, Metro Steps for Infinera
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

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.

Pacnet Offers Transport SDN Services
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Self-service Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) now goes to 100 Gbit/s.

OPNFV Set to Unveil First Code Release
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

After six months of formal meetings, the group is solidifying the NFV infrastructure hardware and providing a timeline and its first software.

Vapor Pushes Data Centers to the Edge
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Startup creates small footprint data center plus new monitoring system to enable automated movement of workloads.

China Mobile Warms to FDD LTE
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

The international cheerleader for TDD LTE has reportedly applied for a license to operate FDD LTE technology.

HBO Now Goes With Apple for Now
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

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: IP Is The Unifier
From the Founder | 3/10/2015

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 Scales Up Small Cells, AT&T Cuts Back
Que Sera Sarah | 3/10/2015

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.

SDN Migration: Ensuring a Smooth Flight
Column | 3/10/2015

There are a number of key questions to consider before any SDN migration plans are put into action.

Apple Watch Has No Time for Operators
Morris Lore | 3/10/2015

Apple's latest gadget cuts operators out of the picture, but it may force service providers to consider their broader wearables strategies.

Eurobites: Free's Price Drop Spooks Rivals
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: major train WiFi project in Moscow; Zayo provides London link to Amazon Web Services; TIC targets fraud.

A Video Rose by Any Other Name?
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Comments on the FCC's proposal to update the definition of a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) are streaming in, and opinions vary greatly.

Saddle Up for Comptel
LRTV Documentaries | 3/10/2015

Service provider IT specialist Comptel was raising money for charity at Mobile World Congress by showing people just how unfit they are...

Netsocket's NFV Assets Salvaged by FTTH Vendor
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

After acquiring Netsocket's NFV assets, iPhotonix is launching an integrated optical access and virtualization solution.

Poll: 5G Steals the Spotlight at MWC
Que Sera Sarah | 3/10/2015

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.

Orange Fosters Gigabit App Development
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

The French operator operates a Silicon Valley lab with the goal of prompting more gigabit network application creation.

Bright House, TWC Press on Broadband Pedal
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

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.

Going Gets Tough for India's Smaller Telcos
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

India's latest spectrum auction could widen the gulf between the biggest and smallest operators.

Net Neutrality Arguments Have Historical Echo
Wagner’s Ring | 3/9/2015

One opponent of the new media regulations warned of 'Hitlerization.'

In the Lab: Cisco Service Provider SDN Test
LRTV Documentaries | 3/9/2015

The story behind Light Reading and EANTC's validation of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution.

TeliaSonera Preps Multi-Country VoLTE
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

The Nordic operator is looking to virtualization technologies to support the speedy launch of services across multiple markets.

Ruckus CEO Talks Voice-Over-WiFi
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2015

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.

Eurobites: EU Sounds Warning on Merger-Mania
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

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.

Canada Raises $1.7B in AWS-3 Auction
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

Restrictions on the 'big three' operators worked to new entrants' advantage during Canada's AWS-3 sale.

WATCH: Taiwanese Animators Skewer Net Neutrality
Wagner’s Ring | 3/6/2015

Political satire Chinese-style.

First Impressions of the 'Tele-Phone' From 1876
Wagner’s Ring | 3/6/2015

"The tele-phone is a curious device that might fairly find place in the magic of Arabian Tales."

Cable Extends US Broadband Dominance
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

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.

Opera Sees Toll-Free Data Catching On
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

The software player's experiences suggest operators in emerging markets are warming to the 'freemium' Internet model.

Ciena: We're 'Well Placed' for Verizon Metro 100G
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

Ciena's CEO is feeling confident about Ciena's chance to win part of Verizon's upcoming metro 100G contract.

SoftBank Bringing Self-Learning Tools to Sprint
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

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.

Eurobites: MTS Income Hit by Bust Bank
News Analysis | 3/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France gets taste for fiber; Telekom Austria poaches Ericsson exec; EE on recruitment drive.

Growth of the 5G Ecosystem
Que Sera Sarah | 3/6/2015

Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.

NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision
LRTV Interviews | 3/6/2015

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.

ACA Doesn't Buy FCC's Rate Reg Reassurances
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

The FCC's Gigi Sohn says rate regulation of ISPs under Title II won't happen. But the American Cable Association isn't reassured.

Ericsson, Intel Target Telco Data Centers
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

Partners develop data center system targeted at telcos in a bid to replace commercial off-the-shelf storage and computing platforms.

US Pay-TV Providers Pile Up New Losses
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

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 Revenue Disappoints, Metro Promise Remains
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

Ciena posted revenue that missed expectations, but the vendor remains focused on the coming metro 100G market opportunity.

CEO Chat With Simone Battiferri, Telecom Italia
Between the CEOs | 3/5/2015

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, thePlatform Tie Multiscreen Knot
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

Synacor teams up with Comcast-owned online video publishing unit to assemble a comprehensive multiscreen video solution for pay-TV service and content providers.

Eurobites: Roaming Charges Likely to Stay Until 2018
News Analysis | 3/5/2015

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.

Pertino Cracks Japan Market With Softbank
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

SoftBank Commerce & Services will serve as distribution channel for Pertino into Japanese market targeting integrators, MSPs and ISPs.

DC Insiders Handicap Cable's Big Merger
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

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.

Alibaba 'Planting a Flag' in US Cloud Market
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

Opening its first international data center in Silicon Valley as it tests the waters for US cloud services.

BICS Preps VoLTE Trials With 10 Operators
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

The Belgian international carrier is preparing to meet an expected surge in demand for international VoLTE products.

Sling TV Goes Hollywood
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

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.

New CenturyLink CTO in Major Overhaul
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

To transform a legacy telco into an 'agile' IT services organization, Hussain is demolishing silos and creating a horizontal company structure.

DT to Bring Smart Home Into Netherlands, UK
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

Smart home services based on Deutsche Telekom's Qivicon platform will launch in new markets this year.

CEO Chat With Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom
Between the CEOs | 3/4/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.

Mavenir, T-Mobile Confirm US RCS Launches
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

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.

Eurobites: Italy to Invest €6B in Better Broadband
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

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.

Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2015

At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.

Brocade Aims for Global Mobile Domination
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Brocade got into the mobile business six months ago. With the acquisition of Connectem, announced this week, Brocade aims to dominate.

NTT Making Aggressive Data Center Push
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Latest deal makes Japanese telecom giant third largest data center operator in Europe and extends reach of its one-stop global ICT strategy.

Orange Weighs Outsourcing of Africa Ops
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

After signing a major European outsourcing deal with Ericsson, Orange is now considering its options in Africa.

Wheeler: We'll Enforce Title II 'Case-By-Case'
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

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.

Report Sees Cable Capex Heading South
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

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.

5G Use Cases, Pre-Standards Groups Proliferate
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

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 Visions Dazzle at MWC
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

5G promises to improve your life, not just speed your mobile Internet connection.

Pace Picks Up New Comcast Set-Top
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Pace has filed documents with the FCC showing a new gateway device designed for Comcast's next-generation X1 IP video platform.

CL Cloud: Empowering Channel a Priority
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

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.

CEO Chat With John Chambers, Cisco
Between the CEOs | 3/3/2015

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.

DT's Höttges Says Hybrid Is 'Not Answer to Cable'
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Hybrid to address digital divide while German incumbent looks to 'super-vectoring' and G.fast for big bandwidth boost.

Ericsson: Monetizing the New IP
From the Founder | 3/3/2015

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: Get Ready for New Digital World
Jonestown | 3/3/2015

Cisco CEO predicts the digitization of everything will change, like, everything!

Rural Rounds Out Small Cell Forum's Releases
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

With its use cases wrapped up, the Forum is tackling LTE-U, virtualization, 5G and other technology trends affecting the mini-RANs.

Eurobites: Ericsson Lands 5-Country Orange Services Deal
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins move to New IP; CityFibre plans Edinburgh network; deadline set for Danish merger decision.

Cisco Lab Test Validates New IP World
Shades of Ray | 3/3/2015

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, Huawei Pitch 5G Radio Technologies
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are squaring up to each other – in a polite way – with rival 5G radio access technologies.

MWC 2015: Virtual Reality Bites!
Slide Shows | 3/3/2015

The GSMA estimates 90,000 attendees for this year's packed show, and that makes for one big cab line!

Cisco Lands NFV Deals With DT, Telstra, Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

All three service providers are looking to NFV to increase agility and penetrate the SMB market, Cisco says.

Telefónica Taps HP for Unica NFV
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

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.

Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

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 Faces Operator Doubts on Tie-Ups
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg plays down concern that Internet.org is benefiting consumers but not operators.

Brocade to Acquire Connectem for Virtual Mobile Networking
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Brocade plans to broaden its software-based mobile networking portfolio with the acquisition of the privately held provider of virtual EPC technology.

More Chips Fall: NXP Buys Freescale
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

NXP's $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale is the latest of many moves taming the wild semiconductor sector.

Google Confirms Scaled-Down MVNO Plans
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

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.

Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
Rewired | 3/2/2015

Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.

HP Sets Sail for Aruba
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

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.

FCC Demands Details on Cable Licensing Deals
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

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.

Deutsche Telekom Turns On Pan-European IP
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Germany's incumbent carrier has burnished its reputation as an IP leader with the simultaneous launch of cloud-based services in three European countries.

Carriers Debate Security, Privacy, Digital ID
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

GSMA's Mobile Connect digital identity service gets some love as operators call for better privacy and security rules.

AT&T Connects Cars & Trash Cans
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

AT&T isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it comes to the Internet of Things.

T-Mobile Plans Small Cells as Niche Play
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

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.

Eurobites: Orange Hints at Italian Tie-Up
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom sells controlling stake in towers firm; Ericsson directs the traffic; Bouygues CEO not dead.

Few in Number, Big in Data
Que Sera Sarah | 3/2/2015

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.

Nokia Sees Off Non-Chinese Rivals for China Telecom 4G Work
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

The Finnish vendor claims to have secured a bigger LTE FDD contract with China Telecom than any other non-Chinese player.

The Three Cs of MWC15
LRTV Documentaries | 3/2/2015

My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.

MWC15: Welcome to Barcelona!
Slide Shows | 3/2/2015

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 Bows OpenStack/vCloud NFV
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

VMware vCloud for NFV lets carriers run clouds on OpenStack side-by-side with VMware's own vCloud.

Mitel to Acquire Mavenir for $560M
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

UC company will use the VoLTE and RCS enabler to expand its business with mobile operators, plus more M&A at MWC.

Cisco to Resell SpiderCloud's Small Cells
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

In a significant coup for the specialist startup, SpiderCloud's entire small cell portfolio will be rebadged and resold by Cisco.

Telefónica Plots 5G Route Via 375Mbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Spanish incumbent looks to carrier aggregation for performance improvements ahead of 5G deployment.

Equinix Unveils SDN Engine for Cloud
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Outlines how its programmable network allows enterprises, network, and cloud providers to connect to each other rapidly.

Poll: NFV/SDN, 5G & IoT to Dominate MWC
Que Sera Sarah | 3/1/2015

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.

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