Despite strong sales of 4k-ready TV sets, the emergence of UHD content and some progress on technical standards, several obstacles remain for the UHD transition.
The French operator's last earnings report reveals a troubling slowdown in a region that is supposed to be an engine of sales growth.
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
MetTel has been seeing a tremendous growth in SD-WAN, particularly in the beginning of this year.
Light Reading has uncovered details about a new Comcast video surveillance service for the business market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange rolls out its brand in Burkina Faso; MegaFon net profit slumps; Telia trumpets TIP role with Facebook; Proximus refinances.
DevOps might be in your enterprise's future, but getting there is not easy. A new survey shows how legacy systems and company culture can hurt your plans.
New option on its ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect is direct switch-to-switch DCI, including an open optical line system and an aggregated option.
As the infrastructure to support the onboarding of virtual network functions (VNFs) emerges, so the need for supporting test tools becomes increasingly apparent.
Listen to Dr. John Smee, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, talk about the tremendous progress the industry is making towards making 5G NR – the global 5G standard – a reality. Hear about the latest demonstrations and technologies Qualcomm was showcasing at Mobile World Congress.
A tie-up between Jio and Google aims to develop a low-cost phone for Indian consumers.
Highlights from 2017's SXSW, including tons of great content for women, people who are definitely helping keep Austin weird and a lot of waiting in long lines.
Two officers of the Russian Federated Security Service (FSB) were among four people indicted for the 2014 hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts.
Officers of Russia's FSB led the 2014 intrusion into Yahoo's network, according to grand jury indictments.
Cloud is poised to pass new software license revenue for Oracle, the company said in its quarterly earnings call.
Orange Business Services taps Riverbed's SteelConnect software as an SD-WAN VNF on its universal CPE, as part of Easy Go Network.
'There's nothing to be done,' isn't an encouraging lesson from a security disaster, but that may be the biggest takeaway from Cloudbleed.
With a new boss and a radically different proposition, Deutsche Telekom's smart home business is reaching out to prospective European partners.
Combining Wavelength Ai, Blue Planet MCP and a handful of SDN-like applications, Ciena creates a portfolio it calls Liquid Spectrum.
The Wurl TV streaming network that combines linear and on-demand video is now accessible on Tivo boxes sold at retail stores and leased by pay-TV operators.
The acceleration of the 5G NR spec is bumping up AT&T's mobile 5G plans.
As a month-long, multi-city, 12-hour/day, multi-time zone, multi-device extravaganza, the NCAA basketball tournament poses unique streaming video challenges.
Whether it's the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec or the forthcoming Full Duplex DOCSIS spec, cablecos are still mainly counting on DOCSIS to rule the broadband space.
AT&T clears one of the regulatory obstacles to its planned $85 billion takeover of Time Warner but still needs approval from the all-important DoJ.
When it comes to cloud computing, the right set of skills can make all the difference. Enterprise Cloud News has exclusive research to find out which ones matter the most.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon pushes smart home devices; ADVA supports Exaring network in Germany; UKTV rejigs YouView portal.
Canonical's founder, Mark Shuttleworth, highlights the key NFV challenges facing network operators and discusses the impact of cloud, IoT, open source and more on enterprises in all manner of verticals.
It may be too late for the Ubers, Facebooks and Googles of the world, but author Dan Lyons says the next crop of tech startups will solve the diversity challenge and end bro culture for good.
It's a great new idea that goes back a ways.
Sprint, Motorola & Qualcomm show off the dawn of 'Gigabit Class LTE' in the US at The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
A new era in enterprise computing tech journalism.
After a few years away, I'm back at Light Reading – and I've returned to a strange new world of clouds and software.
Analytics capabilities are enabling companies to expand beyond their traditional market boundaries.
New York City has filed suit against Verizon for failing to live up to its Fios promises.
Motorola CVP says the vendor could get to 5G through Moto Mods modules.
Don MacNeil, CTO, EdgeConneX, talks to Liz Coyne, managing editor, Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress about how edge data center operators are preparing for a future of 5G, IoT and more.
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Chancellor Merkel on cyber alert; Nokia takes the train in Malaysia; 'fit and proper' test for Sky; WiFi kiosks for London's Southwark.
The roles of chairman, president and executive director will no longer be held by a single individual as ZTE looks to burnish its corporate image.
Carrier chooses Nokia's Nuage Networks to provide SDN technology for its Vodafone Ocean transformation project.
There's only a few days left to nominate a new class of worthy women for 2017's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
Listen to George Tsirtsis, Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm, describe the critical role Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) will play in the autonomous car of the future. And hear about the outstanding momentum toward making C-V2X a reality.
AT&T Business Solutions' chief marketing officer, Steve McGaw, sat down with Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, at Mobile World Congress to talk about how CSPs need to get into the "digital mindset" in order to succeed in a cloud-based future.
Following a turbulent 2016, Mitel's CEO Rich McBee looks to refocus the company on UCC in the cloud.
The deal between Intel and Mobileye is touted as a big one for autonomous vehicles, but under the hood, the cloud is its driving force.
Everyone has biases, but diversity in your product development team varies biases, which is critical for innovation, top tech product developers say.
Newly returned from Juniper to run Cisco's service provider business, Jonathan Davidson says transformation isn't changing basic business principles.
Additionally, Yahoo Chief Revenue Officer Lisa Utzschneider gets $16.5 million walking-away money, and CFO Ken Goldman gets $9.5 million.
LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) trials are underway, and vendors are gearing up to offer the next stepping stone before 5G.
Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer of AT&T Business Solutions, details out the 2016 and 2017 $40 billion capex outlay in part one of an interview with Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress.
The National Science Foundation has tasked US Ignite and Northeastern University with managing an estimated $100 million in funding set aside for advanced wireless networking research.
Intel is making a big bet on autonomous vehicle technology with a $15 billion deal to acquire Israel-based Mobileye.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone creates UK call center jobs; TalkTalk hack fears; UHD content for Swisscom TV viewers; DT's cloud gets new features.
Didier Duriez, senior vice president of Global Services and Solutions at Orange Business Services, talks to Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief at Light Reading, about the opportunities created by SDN and NFV, and the work it's doing with AT&T and its ECOMP MANO solution, which is now merged with OPEN-O and called ONAP.
Rachel Kutz, VP of supplier diversity at AT&T, may have envisioned herself in outer space, but a rewarding career in telecom was a nice consolation prize.
Fresh reports suggest a 50:50 merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators is imminent.
Gender consultants weigh in on how Uber can fix its toxic company culture if it's serious about making it a better place to work for women.
As the 3GPP agrees on plan to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for 2019 deployments, a Qualcomm VP walks us through the reasons why.
Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2, spoke with Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief of Light Reading, about the fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact it will have on businesses and society in general and the challenges it will bring for service providers.
Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sat down with Bruce Kelley, senior vice president and CTO of service provider at NetScout, and Jim McNiel, CMO of NetScout, to talk about the challenges service providers are facing on their journey to the cloud.
Dish's spectrum could pair well with cable companies' fiber.
Businesses need to think of cyber security as more than an occasional investment.
Tom Bennett, director of network services and devices for EE, talks to Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, about the service provider's approach to emergency services and the move to 5G.
The SaaS market might not be growing at the same rate as IaaS and PaaS, but companies are still investing, and Microsoft and Salesforce are benefiting, according to a new report.
Telstra is adding VeloCloud's technology to its SD-WAN technology suite in China, while Telstra Ventures invested in the vendors Series D funding round.
This week in our WiC roundup: Vodafone takes the cake for most positive campaigns for women under one roof; International Women's Day and A Day Without a Woman coincide; flexibility and mentorship reign supreme; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson restates its numbers; Google invests in Currencycloud; EU court reins in 'right to be forgotten'; eir renegotiates loan terms.
Standards body approves a New Radio (NR) acceleration plan that could see the first standardized 5G services launched in 2019.
Networks business will become a legally separate entity within BT Group, with its own board and budget, following deal with regulator Ofcom.
As SD-WAN grows in popularity with enterprise users, the need for testing and monitoring these services will be paramount
There are compelling opportunities for shared spectrum in 5G, but the industry must seize the opportunity in the specification phase to realize them.
Introduces new pricing options and collaboration tools to take the battle to the opposition.
1E's new Tachyon EDR system is designed without a database for faster random queries.
Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, sheds light on the organization's new AI group, and talks about the state of 5G standards.
Samir Marwaha, vice president of products and services at NetScout, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the challenges and benefits of IoT for service providers.
Light Reading's News Editor, Iain Morris, sat down with Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, group CTO of Deutsche Telekom, at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's newly announced strategy, commitment and timeline for 5G.
Orange Business Services' Olivier Ondet talks to Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Steve Bell of Heavy Reading about privacy, security and monetization issues around IoT.
There is no substitute for testing under the most realistic conditions if you want to minimize the chances of network downtime.
The New IP Agency (NIA), which already undertakes NFV interoperability testing, is adding a certification program to its 2017 plans, explains board member Axel Clauberg.
Icontrol is now formally split between Comcast and Alarm.com.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
Even as it slashes its overall capex budget, Altice is still spending heavily to roll out FTTH networks and boost broadband speeds in its US territories.
Max Röttgermann, product manager of IP Transit and DDoS Defense Live at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, about security breaches and technologies that service providers can implement to protect against attacks.
Small and mostly odd touches of cuteness bring a whimsical lightness to the otherwise impersonal, vacuous, hard-edged Mobile World Congress.
Google showed it's gaining fast in enterprise cloud, but it's still just getting started.
Companies are reacting to the need for digital transformation with evolved strategies and supporting products.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT lines up new chairman; Nokia and Deutsche Telekom look for AI innovation; Fujitsu to invest €50 million in AI; Andorra beefs up FTTH with Huawei.
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Enterprise Cloud News editor Scott Ferguson discuss some of the trends from this year's Mobile World Congress and attempt a spoof of the Oscars.
Cable operator's 2017 guidance implies a sharp reduction on spending in 2016 while French rivals plan to maintain or increase investment levels.
AT&T's move to virtualization at times makes it hard to find suppliers -- creating opportunities for women-owned businesses to move out of commodity tech and innovate on where the industry is going.
Google cloud boss Diane Green brags about Google Cloud Platform's reliability after Amazon went down for nearly half a day last week.
Stephen Cameron and Chris Pinnock examine the implications of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is due to come into force in May 2018 and which will affect every organization that uses the data of European citizens.
Microsoft and Qualcomm are bringing ARM chips to the Azure cloud platform.
Axel Clauberg, vice president at Deutsche Telekom, gives Light Reading's Liz Coyne an update on the operator's NFV deployment, service launch dates and Pan-European Network.
The UK government's budget commitment to 5G is unlikely to advance the technology in any meaningful way, but it ticks a few important-sounding boxes.
Revenue growth neared 10% but Wall Street was still disappointed.
Holger Forst, global telecom assurance practice leader at EY, tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders that operators are not far enough along in their transformation journey and new business models are required to find and secure their position in the rapidly evolving ecosystem.
David Orloff, chairman of Small Cell Forum, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the work the organization is doing to enable hyper-dense, ultra-high capacity networks to support 5G and IoT.
Stephens tells investment conference AT&T didn't want an unlimited data battle but is uniquely positioned to win one.
Diego Lopez, senior technology expert at Telefonica, and chair of ETSI NFV ISG, discusses the results of the organization's latest plugtest in Madrid.
New service combines existing UC and contact center services with integration to cloud apps and newly acquired messaging interoperability.
It's early days, but AT&T and Verizon are already looking ahead to licensing their IPTV platforms.
Chinese equipment maker turns loss-making in 2016 but may have cause to feel more optimistic about its prospects this year.
On March 8 we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, and maybe abstain from working. Tell us how you are being bold to bring change.
Telcos are unlikely to have to spend as much on 5G licenses as they did on their 4G concessions, says a leading spectrum expert.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia milks 4.5G, sells managed services to VimpelCom; MTN's CEO resigns; in-flight broadband partnership wins its first customer; Blackadder goes over-the-top in US.
Extreme reckons Avaya's networks business will generate $200 million in annual revenues and open up new sales opportunities.
WikiLeaks has release thousands of pages allegedly from CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence. Just how bad is it?
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
In a special guest appearance on OrbTV at MWC 2017, Günther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, talks about the three building blocks of Gigabit LTE, small cells, SD/NFV and more.
Chinese vendor pleads guilty to charges that it violated US export controls and agrees to pay a hefty fine as a penalty.
Huawei's CloudOptiX solution facilitates the cloudification of transport networks to both fulfill current demands and prepare for future challenges.
Huawei CloudCampus solution leverages cloud management technology to implement centralized multi-tenant management and scales to manage up to several millions network elements so that operators can take full advantage of their high-performance network platforms.
Second biggest US MSO is seeking product information from tech vendors as it gears up for rolling out DOCSIS 3.1.
If it wasn't about 5G at Mobile World Congress, it was definitely about cloud.
HPE's acquisition streak continues with a $1 billion deal for Nimble Storage, a maker of flash storage.
Small cells have been around a long time but have never been deployed on a very large scale to date, but a number of market drivers suggest that more widespread deployments could be on the horizon, says Nick Johnson from ip.access.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson secures $200 million investment in iconectiv subsidiary; BICS offers backhaul with Retelit; PoP life in Istanbul; Facebook caught out in Italy.
French telco plots a sharp increase in capital expenditure on the back of continued earnings growth in 2016.
The standards body seems likely to approve plans to speed up the development of 5G new radio specifications, but does this spell trouble for the broader 5G standard?
Join WiC's first networking breakfast event of the year on Wednesday, March 22, in Denver, Colo., to talk mentoring -- how to find one, how to be one and much more.
Insurer Chubb tapped IBM to move its Mad Men mainframe apps into the cloud era.
Verizon moving fast with fixed – but not true mobile – 5G.
A prepaid option may increase Fios penetration rates, but is it worth it for Verizon?
Under Ajit Pai, the FCC is doing what major telecom players have wanted by rolling back regulations. Now we'll see if this fuels innovation and consumer benefits.
At MWC, Nokia staged a demo intended to showcase the difference between a 4G and 5G network. Light Reading stepped into the virtual cockpit to see how just a few milliseconds of latency can affect the control of a remote control car.
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Comcast's Neil Smit says that independent evaluators have reviewed Comcast's network footprint and believe it's well suited for future 5G rollouts.
IBM is looking to commercialize its quantum computer offering with a new API and SDK, as well as cloud support.
South Korean telco is keeping its spectrum options open as it looks at various ways of reducing the 5G spending bill.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell in joint research deal with ZTE; Google probed in Turkey; UK government to examine Fox's Sky bid.
UK incumbent's appetite for lavish spending on soccer rights remains undiminished despite an array of business and regulatory challenges.
US pay-TV cord-cutting abruptly accelerated in the fourth quarter as DirecTV Now, Sling TV and other OTT skinny bundle packages signed up subscribers in droves.
Technicolor shows how the future of the connected home could run through Amazon Web Services.
The parent company of social networking site SnapChat is now worth an astonishing $28 billion following this week's IPO. Is this another bubble in the making?
Seeking to get out of the woods after another round of customer and revenue declines, Frontier is looking at jumping into the OTT video game.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes after career-break women; Tele2 Netherlands nabs Com Hem's James; EU tells the Donald to leave their Shield alone.
Keyboard error caused an estimated $150M+ outage this week.
Organizations must take more innovative approaches to address the issue of gender imbalance in the tech sector, said speakers at the inaugural Women4Tech summit in Barcelona.
This week in our WiC roundup: AT&T celebrates diversity; Trump signs two bills into place for women in STEM; women leave tech 45% more than men; and more.
Test and service assurance system vendor EXFO has acquired network visibility software specialist Ontology Systems in an effort to build a more rounded story for the virtualization era.
Internal digital transformation has company saying it's set to deliver series of new on-demand, rich-experience business offerings.
Still eschewing residential video services, rogue US MSO heightens focus on data and business services for growth despite slowing broadband engine.
Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.
Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones joins us in the studio for a recap of his favorite devices and consumer products from MWC.
Backhaul is crucial – and so is its testing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams up with Telecom Italia on 5G, brings its virtual network function to Egypt; Telefónica goes Nano with LTE, chooses Teoco for spectrum refarming; French regulator gets new director-general.
Telefónica CTO Enrique Blanco says his company is pushing strongly towards 5G but wants to adapt the network to the customer, and not the other way around.
Technical strategy director at French incumbent says 5G is not just about new radio specifications.
On-premises server component sales are declining, even in the face of strong demand for on-premises cloud, Intel said.
Google unit spells out plans to launch its own OTT skinny bundle service for $35 a month but will face stiff competition in an increasingly crowded market.
Huawei's end-to-end All-Cloud network, introduced at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC17), demonstrates how telecom operators can evolve their networks to innovate and grow in the digital era.
Huawei's OXC all-optical switching solution has large-capacity switching and multi-degree optical-layer grooming capabilities, which can better meet requirements on full mesh connections on backbone networks.
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
In a new study by SNL Kagan, more than 60% of cable operators plan to start virtualizing and distributing parts of their access networks over the next few years.
Amdocs is very bullish about its revenue prospects from a productized version of the recently created open source management and orchestration (MANO) system ONAP.
Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT and T-Systems get closer; UK government trumpets new digital strategy; ARM has M&A ambitions.
Emerging markets player wants to be at the forefront of developments in SDN and NFV but dismisses 5G talk as 'hype.'
Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
Timing is still unclear, but Verizon has quietly revealed how its current Fios TV service will transition to all-IPTV.
Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.
Deploying NFV and IoT tools to help service providers deploy new revenue streams.
From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
Eleven-hour outage hits S3 Storage, used by nearly 150,000 websites.
Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
Virtualization giant seeking broader role as strategic partner to telecom industry on multiple fronts.
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.