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Scenes From Sprint's Big 5G Launch
Slide Shows | 5/31/2019

Hey, did Sprint just become the first US carrier to offer true mobile 5G?

Startup Cuts Network Clutter With 'Lean NFV'
News Analysis | 5/30/2019

Nefeli is implementing a commercial version of the new, open 'Lean NFV' architecture to simplify network functions virtualization on carrier networks.

Eurobites: Ericsson, Nokia Get the 5G Call From SoftBank
News Analysis | 5/29/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom extends cloud offer with Microsoft; Telia resists website-blocking order in Moldovia; what Google's cold-shouldering of Huawei means for Europe.

What Is an SD-WAN, Anyway? Ask MEF
News Analysis | 5/28/2019

MEF creates a definition for SD-WAN and its attributes, so enterprises know what they're buying and service provides know what they should be selling.

Eurobites: Airtel Africa Hopes for London Listing
News Analysis | 5/28/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands GPON gig in India; Ericsson supplies 5G to self-driving test track; Swisscom Beems up ad innovation.

China Mobile's Bold AI Plans
News Analysis | 5/28/2019

As it approaches 1 billion subscribers, China Mobile plans to implement artificial intelligence throughout the network and its whole business.

A Coherent Take on NGON & DCI World
LRTV Interviews | 5/23/2019

Heavy Reading's optical guru Sterling Perrin highlights some key trends from the NGON & DCI World event in Nice, including 'Beyond Coherent,' what 400ZR really means for the market, the latest on 5G transport and the FUDfest that is Huawei.

CenturyLink Sharpens Up Its Ethernet Portfolio
News Analysis | 5/22/2019

CenturyLink broadens its Ethernet service portfolio as it tidies up loose ends from its Level 3 acquisition.

Follow the Money: Optical Trends From NGON 2019
News Analysis | 5/22/2019

The opening sessions of this year's NGON & DCI World event in Nice focused on money matters and automation but there was little appetite to discuss the impact of global trade tensions and the US clampdown on Huawei's supply line.

Optical's Shifting Sands
Shades of Ray | 5/21/2019

The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.

Ailing Telecom Italia Gets Serious About Cuts
News Analysis | 5/21/2019

The Italian phone incumbent is now so ruthlessly focused on efficiency it has started referring to employees as units.

Big 5G Event Keynote: Sprint's Mishka Dehghan
LRTV Documentaries | 5/21/2019

Mishka Dehghan is vice president of 5G development for Sprint Business, and she talked about the future that we can enable with 5G at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.

Securing 5G Networks: Control Plane Evolution
LRTV Interviews | 5/20/2019

NetNumber's Jee Alkebsi and Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges discuss the recent 5G Security Market Leadership Study (MLS) and what network operators are doing to offer managed security services.

Former Cisco Exec Takes Helm of EditShare
News Analysis | 5/20/2019

Conrad Clemson named CEO as EditShare takes on a majority investment from ParkerGale and plots plan to scale up its business and migrate its media asset collaboration and management platform to the cloud.

MetTel's Fox: Enterprises Need to Find Business Case for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 5/20/2019

Many initial 5G deployments will be private networks on enterprise premises, and service providers will need to accommodate those needs, says MetTel CTO Ed Fox in conversation with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner. Also, Fox talks about how MetTel is going big on network functions virtualization (NFV).

Big 5G Event Keynote Panel: We Need to Talk About Edge Computing
LRTV Documentaries | 5/17/2019

Ibrahim Gedeon from Telus, Jim Poole from Equinix and Tom Tofigh from QCT discuss edge computing as part of the telco cloud at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.

Service Providers Can Take Control of IoT Security
Column | 5/17/2019

As 5G networks begin to roll out, it is worth looking at how service providers can deliver high-value, high-margin security services in a way that no one else in the IoT ecosystem can match.

Cloud Bursts: Oracle Touts Telco Triumphs, Microsoft Proclaims Partnerships & More
News Analysis | 5/17/2019

Oracle sells to Asian telco Circles.Life; Microsoft partners with Sony on gaming; VMware acquires Bitnami for multicloud, and more telco cloud news this week.

Comcast's MachineQ Shifts Gears
News Analysis | 5/16/2019

Under its new OTT-like, bring-your-own broadband model, the industrial IoT company aims to scale up more rapidly and set the stage for a global services strategy.

5G Car Crash Looms for Telecom Industry
Morris Lore | 5/16/2019

Failure to transform their businesses, highlighted at this week's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, is fast catching up with the telcos.

CenturyLink's Walker: More Edges, More Efficiency
LRTV Documentaries | 5/16/2019

Bill Walker explains how edge computing has allowed operators to decompose applications and distribute them on the network.

Ericsson Boasts of Progress in CDN-to-Edge Pivot
News Analysis | 5/15/2019

Ericsson's Edge Gravity essentially represents a pivot by the company from selling CDN services to selling edge computing services. And though the process hasn't been completely smooth, Ericsson is boasting of progress.

Verizon Launches Near-Nationwide NB-IoT Network
News Analysis | 5/15/2019

Verizon finally gets on the nationwide NB-IoT trail.

Leadership Change Afoot at Arris's Network & Cloud Unit
News Analysis | 5/15/2019

Following CommScope merger, Dan Whalen has left the company and been succeeded by another industry vet, Kevin Keefe, who takes the reins of the unit during a critical time for the company.

Volta Bigs Up Its Cloud Router, Claims 90% Savings vs Legacy
News Analysis | 5/15/2019

Volta claims that moving routing intelligence to the cloud and running white boxes can slash costs compared with legacy equipment.

Nice Work If You Can Get It...
LRTV Documentaries | 5/15/2019

It's a tough job talking about telco transformation on the French Riviera in May, but someone's got to do it... so what are the big talking points from the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France?

Rakuten Mobile CTO: We're Stronger, Faster & Cheaper Than You
News Analysis | 5/15/2019

Japan's Rakuten is building what it says will be the first truly cloud-native mobile network, and its existing operators should be worried.

Nice turns nasty as vendors face fire over cloud-native claims
News Analysis | 5/14/2019

The messages emerging from this week's Digital Transformation World sound depressingly familiar.

Arista Ships Smarter 400G Routers
News Analysis | 5/14/2019

Arista's second-generation 400G routers support built-in security, automation and telemetry for reduced capex and opex.

AT&T's Igor Glubochansky: Businesses Need Lower Latency Networks
LRTV Documentaries | 5/14/2019

AT&T sees big promise in manufacturing, healthcare and retail, even before mobile 5G becomes available everywhere.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK Names the 5G Day
News Analysis | 5/14/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone cuts dividend following €7.6 billion loss; Openet lands US Tier 1 gig; KPN invests in IoT startup Wirepas.

RFP Process No Longer Fit for Purpose – Report
News Analysis | 5/14/2019

Outdated telco IT procurement processes cost industry more than $1 billion per year, according to findings of a report from industry body TM Forum, which asks if it's time to kill the RFP.

Liberty Global Grapples With Revenue Slump
News Analysis | 5/13/2019

Even as it carries out its phased retreat from the European continent, Liberty Global is trying to stem video sub losses and spur fresh revenue growth with a slate of new product and service offerings.

At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation
News Analysis | 5/13/2019

Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.

Telenor Chopped 10K Jobs Last Year, & It's Not Done Yet
News Analysis | 5/13/2019

The Norwegian telco, whose operations span Europe and Asia, has taken a hefty axe to its workforce.

Where Is the 5G Edge? Tomorrow's Apps Depend on the Answer
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

To build the edge computing capabilities that 5G applications need, carriers need to find out where more processing is needed – and that's not terribly clear at the moment.

5G Potential Is All in the Timing
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

The move to 5G will also disrupt carriers' timing systems as 5G's timing and clock synchronization requirements are much more strict.

Cloud Bursts: F5 Closes NGINX Acquisition, IBM's Red Hat Buy Clears Hurdle
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

F5 and NGINX are one. Looks like the same will happen soon for IBM and Red Hat. And Docker gets a new posterior in the captain's chair.

Sprint Eyes IoT Uses as 5G Launch Approaches
News Analysis | 5/9/2019

Ahead of its 5G launch, Sprint's Mishka Dehghan discussed the carrier's Curiosity IoT platform and highlights smart city applications that will take advantage of 5G's technical capabilities.

Data Center Firms, Mobile Operators Pour Cold Water on Edge Computing
News Analysis | 5/9/2019

Edge computing, particularly in the 5G world, faces a series of serious obstacles, according to several in the mobile network and data center industries.

Leading Lights Winners On Fire!
LRTV Documentaries | 5/8/2019

We invited our 2019 Leading Lights awards winners to share their thoughts with the Light Reading video crew. Here's what they had to say:

Red Hat Sharpens OpenShift to Slash Kubernetes Hassles
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Red Hat aims to reduce friction deploying containerized applications, the important building blocks of virtualized networks.

Eurobites: Orange Buys SecureLink for €515M
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: US consortium lands Ireland's National Broadband Plan gig; Telefónica sells 11 data centers; UK broadband speeds creep up.

Managing the 5G Hype Is Critical to Carriers
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Preparing and educating customers about the true capabilities about 5G can help mobile service providers avoid unrealistic expectations, execs at Light Reading's Big 5G Event insist.

AT&T & Bell Canada: Know What to Send to the Edge
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Not every workload needs to go to the edge. Operators need to consider which workloads make the most sense to transition.

Red Hat Tackles Telco Cloud With Linux Upgrade
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Updated tools for hands-free operations and modern applications are designed to help operators cloudify their networks.

Eurobites: Vodafone Strikes Wholesale Deal With Telefónica Deutschland
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global revenue down in Q1; Deutsche Telekom rebrands in Austria; France Télécom suicides trial underway.

Leading Lights 2019: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Find out which companies have taken home the 2019 Leading Lights Awards trophies.

Why Vodafone Idea Sought IBM's Help
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

The tie-up between the Indian operator and the US IT giant is designed to bolster customer experience and lower costs in the competitive Indian market.

Philo Charts OTT Course
LRTV Interviews | 5/6/2019

In a NAB Show fireside chat, Philo CTO Ben Chambers discusses the evolution, business model, technical platform and future plans of the popular streaming video services.

MobiTV's Bill Routt: Amazon to Stoke Pay-TV Partnerships With Fire TV
CxO Spotlight | 5/6/2019

MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.

CenturyLink's Walker on Why 5G Demands Efficiency at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2019

CenturyLink's Bill Walker explains how edge computing can help service providers efficiently manage traffic and meet increasing bandwidth demands in the 5G era.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Amdocs, CommScope, Parallel Wireless, Quantenna Communications, Sprint and Verizon and Ericsson are this year's finalists.

Cloud Bursts: Arista Stumbles, Equinix Flies High, OpenStack Goes Ghostbusters
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Also: VMware gets jiggy with Microsoft, Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene depart the Alphabet board, Mirantis gets 'Ultraviolent' and other recent telco cloud news you may have missed.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
News Analysis | 5/4/2019

There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).

India's Vodafone Idea Taps IBM & Ericsson for Cloud
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Vodafone Idea picked IBM to implement multi-cloud for customer engagement, in a five-year multi-million-dollar deal, and Ericsson for its cloud packet core.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Find out which vendors devised the most innovative SD-WAN product or platform during the past year.

Eurobites: Huaweigate Triggers Political Earthquake in UK
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ONI Telecom does data center interconnect with Nokia; Síminn prepares for 5G with Ericsson; Swisscom Q1 revenue slips.

What Disney, Telcos & China's Social Credit System Have in Common
Morris Lore | 5/2/2019

Big data is guiding your everyday decisions and the decisions that affect your life. It's no wonder that governments and corporations want in.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Accedian, Amdocs, ASSIA, Boingo, Cisco and Huawei make the shortlist for our Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy award.

Orange Taps Dell for 5G Transformation
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Orange and Dell will collaborate on a distributed cloud architecture for 5G cloud networking.

5G4REAL: Rubik's Cube Is No Match for 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 5/1/2019

Verizon, AT&T and other network operators provided updates on the state of their 5G rollouts at the sixth annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, hosted by NYU Wireless and Nokia.

Aryaka Racks $50M Funding for Global SD-WAN Expansion
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Aryaka's war chest now totals $184 million for its SD-WAN service, which runs on its own private network.

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