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Optical Transport Month in Review
DOS Attack | 1/31/2015

Optical Transport Month at Light Reading has come to an end, but stay tuned for much more optical coverage.

Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP
From the Founder | 1/30/2015

Brocade's Kelly Herrell and Light Reading's Steve Saunders talk about Brocade's approach to the New IP and the telecom industry's future.

Hey Big Spenders! AT&T, Dish & VZ Splash Cash on Spectrum
News Analysis | 1/30/2015

AT&T is the biggest spender in the massive $45 billion AWS-3 spectrum auction.

Poll: Metro Apps Top of Mind for Optical
DOS Attack | 1/30/2015

Light Reading readers have confirmed the metro is where it's at for optical in 2015.

Cablevision Slaps Verizon With WiFi Suit
News Analysis | 1/30/2015

Three days after introducing its new Freewheel WiFi phone service, Cablevision sues Verizon over the telco's "false" and "deceptive" WiFi ads.

US Ops Spend $32.5M to Bring 4G to Chicago's Subways
News Analysis | 1/30/2015

T-Mobile teams with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to build new DAS to connect Chicago's entire subway system to 4G LTE.

BT Puts G.fast at Heart of Ultra-Fast Broadband Plans
News Analysis | 1/30/2015

Thanks to recent technology improvements, a UK-wide G.fast deployment based largely on FTTC now looks commercially viable.

Eurobites: Vodafone Spain Checks Out 400G With Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 1/30/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sales up in Q4; Jay-Z buys Scandinavian streaming service; startups in ice-holes.

How 2 Meta-Trends Will Drive Telecom in 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/30/2015

This year is expected to be a year of great market evolution across most telecom sectors, specifically in virtualization and Long Term Evolution (LTE).

BT Plots G.fast Rollout, Mobile Launch
News Analysis | 1/30/2015

G.fast standard will support the rollout of 500Mbit/s services across most of UK, says incumbent.

Comcast Apologizes to 'A**hole' Brown
Wagner’s Ring | 1/29/2015

Comcast's customer retention department seems unclear on the concept of retaining customers.

FCC's Monster Auction Ends at $45B in Bids
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

4G spectrum sure ain't going cheap as the FCC pulls in $44.89B for AWS-3.

Comlink Jumps Into 100G
DOS Attack | 1/29/2015

Michigan operator Comlink explains how and why it just joined the 100G race.

FCC Sets 25/3 as New Broadband Bar
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

The FCC has voted to raise the minimum broadband speed threshold from 4 Mbit/s downstream and 1 Mbit/s upstream (4/1) to 25 Mbit/s downstream and 3 Mbit/s upstream.

TWC Roars Back to Life
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

Despite falling shy of Wall Street financial targets, the No. 2 US MSO enjoyed a resurgent quarter, adding broadband and voice subs by the bucket while sharply cutting video sub losses.

Citrix to Axe 900 for Renewed Mobile Focus
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

Virtualization vendor says it will invest more in mobile, networking, Workspace Cloud and ADC.

Nokia CEO Defends Licensing Outlook
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri fends off criticism of Technologies business after profits shrink in fourth quarter.

Sony & Dish – Two Sides of a Coin
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

An early user report suggests Sony's new PlayStation Vue video service will compete at the high end of the pay-TV market... in direct contrast to the new Sling TV service from Dish.

NTT DoCoMo Takes on Retail Broadband
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

NTT DoCoMo adds fiber products to its mobile offerings in challenge to KDDI.

The Granddaddy of Gigabit Gatherings
The Gigabot | 1/29/2015

Light Reading will bring the Gigabit Cities community together in Atlanta May 13 and 14.

Radisys Introduces Load Balancer With Brains
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

Combines the functions of a top-of-rack switch, edge router, and conventional load balancer for high-traffic SDN networks.

Eurobites: Sky Goes Mobile With O2
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica buys stake in Indra; ETNO calls for level playing field with OTT crowd; Cinven bids for Telekom Slovenia.

Pain in Spain & Eurasia Hits TeliaSonera
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

Scandinavian operator reports first revenue decline in developed-markets region 'for a long time.'

Google Searching for 5G Wireless Engineer
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

Google is hunting wireless experts to help it integrate WiFi and LTE with its Fiber cities.

The Telco's Dilemma: Building or Outsourcing?
Column | 1/29/2015

There are three important questions service providers need to address for in-market and out-of-market expansion.

Nokia Ends 2014 on a High
News Analysis | 1/29/2015

Finnish vendor ends the year on a high with improving sales across all units and expectations of further growth in 2015.

Is Juniper's Cautious Confidence Justified?
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

New CEO expects uptick in second half of 2015 after company reports fourth-quarter loss that wasn't as bad as analysts expected.

CommScope Agrees $3B Takeover of TE Network Assets
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

Merger will help CommScope enter new geographical and product markets and generate $150 million in annual cost synergies.

Amdocs Ramps Sales, Adds Customers
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

The service provider IT giant reported record quarterly revenues for the final three months of 2014 and announced a diverse set of new customers.

AT&T Highlights Mexican Ambitions
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

CEO says Ma Bell can now build a network covering 400 million across the two countries.

U-verse TV Growth Hits Skids
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

AT&T's fiber-fed platform sees its growth slow down markedly in fourth quarter as company shifts focus to higher-end consumers and lower churn rates.

Big Switch Adds Muscle to SDN Fabric
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

New monitoring tools and VMware, Dell support for Big Cloud Fabric.

Metro 100G: Get Excited, but Not Too Excited
DOS Attack | 1/28/2015

Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin takes stock of the metro 100G movement percolating in the optical sector.

Eurobites: EU Roaming Charges Demise Delayed?
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple revenues 20% up in Europe; Norwegian government cuts stake in Telenor; retailer goes OTT in France.

Huawei Steps Up NFV Game With New Lab
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

Huawei NFV lab a testbed for new business model as well as tech.

Mobile Security Should Be Customer-Centric
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/28/2015

Bring your own device (BYOD) is flourishing, creating the need for better security on shared personal/workplace mobile devices.

Bumper iPhone Sales Boost Apple Profits
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

iPhone maker reports biggest quarterly profit in corporate history as influence in mobile sector grows.

Sling TV – Like Pay-TV, but Skinnier
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

With the soft launch of Sling TV, Dish has introduced a service that's neither a high-end cable competitor nor a low-end Netflix knock-off, but something in between.

AT&T Eyes TVE Blitz With DirecTV
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

Carrier aims to bring TV Everywhere service to every device and put content on every wireless handset bought in stores once it closes DirecTV deal.

'Impressive' NSX Drives VMware Growth
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

VMware's SDN software isn't just for early adopters anymore, say executives.

Cisco Gives Its Software Licensing a Makeover
News Analysis | 1/28/2015

Also introduced expanded Meraki services for managing networks from the cloud.

Kish to Cities: To Get Google, Get Ready
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Google Fiber head Dennis Kish says the cities with the most-prepped infrastructure and processes are most attractive to Google.

Google Continues Gigabit Expansion
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Google Fiber continues its gigabit quest with announced rollouts in three more cities.

Colt Bigs Up the Benefits of Virtual CPE
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

NFV pioneer has seen significant benefits from introducing virtual CPE to enterprise customers during the past two years, executive tells webinar audience.

Imagine Makes RGB's Exit Dreams Come True
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Imagine Communications picked up video specialist RGB Networks in its fourth acquisition over the past year.

Ericsson Testing 5G Use Cases, CFO Says
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Vendor is in the early stages of working with partners and customers to understand how they want to use the network going forward so it can build out 5G to meet their needs.

Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/27/2015

Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.

CommScope Eyes $3B Takeover of TE's Networks Unit
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Merger would create company with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and generate synergies of $50 million next year, say analysts.

Overture Builds on NFV Foundation
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Orchestration and virtual CPE tools are designed to help service providers boost revenue, cut costs, and move fast.

Eurobites: Providers Square Up to Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch regulator issues net neutrality fines; TE Connectivity close to sale of network gear unit; Bell Labs' HetNet boasts.

Past Testifies to Future Need for LTE-A Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/27/2015

Vendors and operators are turning to Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) testing to ensure that their mobile networks are working as efficiently as possible.

Anti-Spoofing Decline 'Bad News' for Security
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Arbor Networks' latest security report indicates that large cyber attacks are on the rise while defenses look weak.

The Rise of Virtual CPE
LRTV Documentaries | 1/27/2015

As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.

Ericsson Feels US Capex Squeeze in Q4
News Analysis | 1/27/2015

Swedish giant sees a further dip in US revenues but growth in other regions, including China, helped it to remain steady.

Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
Column | 1/26/2015

Cablevision's new Freewheel WiFi service will offer 'unlimited data, talk and text' plus access to Cablevision hotspots for a smallish monthly fee, but is hotspot access worth the price?

TM Forum Gets New CEO
News Analysis | 1/26/2015

TM Forum is changing up its leadership again by appointing long-time board member Peter Sany as president and CEO starting March 1.

Amdocs, ip.access Team for Indoor Small Cells
News Analysis | 1/26/2015

Pair promise faster time to market and lower costs with Amdocs as the systems integrator for ipAccess small cells.

AT&T to Buy Nextel Mexico for $1.9B
News Analysis | 1/26/2015

AT&T makes another purchase in Mexico, adding Nextel Mexico to its Iusacell holdings to grow its customer base there.

Eurobites: Future's Not Bright for Orange Brand in UK
News Analysis | 1/26/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu deploys GPON network in South Africa; snub for Spanish regulator over Orange/Jazztel deal; 'snoopers' charter' fears revived in UK.

Altiostar Secures Another $50M in Funding
News Analysis | 1/26/2015

Altiostar now has $120 million in funding from Cisco and others.

PICs Get the Laser Treatment
News Analysis | 1/26/2015

A revolutionary manufacturing process holds out the promise of transforming photonic integrated circuits.

ETSI Throws Weight Behind mWT
News Analysis | 1/26/2015

Standards body claims technology would deliver fiber-like capacity and lower operating costs.

LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
News Analysis | 1/23/2015

LightSpeed joins the ranks of gigabit providers addressing demand in mid-sized communities being passed over by incumbents for higher speeds.

Parks Predicts HBO OTT Success
News Analysis | 1/23/2015

Research firm Parks Associates predicts that 17% of US broadband households are "likely to subscribe" to a standalone online video service from HBO priced at $14.99 per month.

Verizon Likes OTT Video Prospects
News Analysis | 1/23/2015

With Dish, HBO and CBS moving forward with their Internet video ventures, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is optimistic about his company's OTT plans.

Optical Is Hot in 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 1/23/2015

Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.

Infinera Strategy Pays Off, Stock Soars
News Analysis | 1/23/2015

Optical vendor is adding sales, improving margins and growing a diversified customer base, a combination that has lit a fire under its share price.

Eurobites: Portugal Telecom Shareholders Approve Oi Deal
News Analysis | 1/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange nurtures startups; Austrian spectrum row; will anyone download the bride-valuation app?

Hutchison Offers $13.9B for UK's O2
News Analysis | 1/23/2015

Merger between Hutchison's 3 and Telefonica's UK subsidiary would create new mobile market leader.

BlackBerry Wants Net Neutrality Protection – That's Just Sad
Wagner’s Ring | 1/22/2015

BlackBerry says the US government should make those nasty developers write apps for its platform.

FiOS Picks Up Pace Again
News Analysis | 1/22/2015

Verizon's FTTP platform sees its growth re-surge in the fourth quarter as it continues to suck video subscribers away from cable operators.

CityFibre Aims for BT's Wholesale Business
News Analysis | 1/22/2015

Fiber upstart aims to carve out a position as a major infrastructure alternative to the UK's fixed-line incumbent.

Verizon Ready for Google MVNO Challenge
News Analysis | 1/22/2015

The Google-Sprint-T-Mobile three-way is "just another competitor as we look at it," says the ever-chatty Fran Shammo on Verizon's Q4 call.

New Set-Tops for Comcast, Charter
News Analysis | 1/22/2015

A new Cisco box made for Comcast has shown up in an FCC filing, while Charter has confirmed that Humax will be a second supplier for its Worldbox set-top initiative.

Verizon CFO Slams Title II Regs for ISPs
News Analysis | 1/22/2015

Clarifying his earlier remarks, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ripped into proposals to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, arguing that such a move would jeopardize US private investment in broadband networks.

Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
News Analysis | 1/22/2015

NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.

Communicating With a Twist of Light
Column | 1/22/2015

Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technologies could help relieve future bottlenecks in communications networks.

Eurobites: Telefónica Considered Qatari Stake Sale
News Analysis | 1/22/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU compromise on net neutrality; data-tapping back on the agenda; Tele2 in M2M deal.

Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
News Analysis | 1/22/2015

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the vendor expects to see revenues grow by about 20% this year and admits to internal corruption challenges.

PTC Sails On Without Us
DOS Attack | 1/21/2015

We weren't at PTC 2015, but our press release-issuing friends were.

SDN/NFV Pushes the Boundaries for Multicore Processors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/21/2015

Integrated multicore processors offer a cost-effective solution for hardware systems used in demanding SDN and NFV applications.

The New Internet Space Race: Google's Final Frontier?
Jonestown | 1/21/2015

Google is now backing or actively exploring three ways of delivering cheaper Internet connectivity to the world: satellites, drones and balloons.

Virtual CPE: An Early Mover for Virtual Networks
Wagner’s Ring | 1/21/2015

Gets results on a small scale before embarking on a big SDN or NFV network transformation.

OIC Issues First IoT Framework
News Analysis | 1/21/2015

One of the IoT standards groups issues the first reference implementation model for its approach.

Who Will Own Cable's Content Security?
News Analysis | 1/21/2015

As the cable industry looks toward downloadable content security, there's a power vacuum waiting to be filled.

Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
News Analysis | 1/21/2015

The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of security systems and executives' confidence in them.

Vodafone Builds MVNO on Elephant Talk SDN
News Analysis | 1/21/2015

Elephant Talk scores a big win with Vodafone Spain, which is running its low-cost MVNO entirely over the vendor's SDN platform.

Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Nordics Services Deal
News Analysis | 1/21/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: probe into Orange/Jazztel deal resumes; LTE-Advanced in Kenya; more O2 sale rumors.

Pluribus: We're the Top-Funded Private SDN Company
News Analysis | 1/21/2015

Fabric vendor gets a $50 million Series D round, bringing the total war chest to $95 million.

Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit
LRTV Documentaries | 1/21/2015

In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's strategy in a presentation during the event.

Adtran Feels Q4 Squeeze
News Analysis | 1/21/2015

Adtran suffers a decline in sales and profits but marginally beats expectations in tough conditions.

CES Pics: Get Another Bite of the Gadget Cherry!
Slide Shows | 1/21/2015

A second look at the cars, phones and drones at CES.

Obama Skips New Broadband Mandates
News Analysis | 1/21/2015

Keeping his critics always on their toes, Obama surprised many observers by touching only very lightly on net neutrality in State of the Union address Tuesday night.

SpaceX Nabs $1B From Google for Satellite Internet
News Analysis | 1/20/2015

Elon Musk's spacecraft company has received $1 billion in funding from Google and Fidelity to help accomplish its mission of bringing satellite Internet to the unconnected.

Ciena, Cisco Tipped for Verizon Metro 100G
News Analysis | 1/20/2015

Ciena was long thought to be favored but now Cisco is also seen as a winner, according to analyst reports.

Sky Opens Tie-Up Talks With O2 – Report
News Analysis | 1/20/2015

The pay-TV giant appears keen on developing a mobile offering to ward off looming quad-play competition.

T-Systems Looks to Restructuring for Recovery
News Analysis | 1/20/2015

Deutsche Telekom's IT business has named the heads of three new divisions charged with turning around its performance.

A10 Goes Beyond the Command Line
News Analysis | 1/20/2015

Adds complete API support to its ADCs to let network operators do everything programmatically, rather than having to use CLI.

Ericsson Starts Over With MediaFirst
News Analysis | 1/20/2015

Ericsson stripped Mediaroom 'down to bare metal' before starting over with the new MediaFirst platform, set to debut commercially in the second quarter.

Cisco Talks Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2015

In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.

Brocade Ships Its Open SDN Controller
News Analysis | 1/20/2015

The Vyatta Controller, shipped today, is based on OpenDaylight and designed to let network operators give SDN a try.

Eurobites: UK Govt Pushes for Single EU Digital Services Market
News Analysis | 1/20/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi Telecom hires new CEO as Q4 profits slump; ETNO seeks new director general; Envivio lands French multiscreen gig.

Maximizing Spectrum ROI With Small Cells
Column | 1/20/2015

Small cells with advanced C-RAN capabilities create a new opportunity to meet wireless demand more economically and deliver the best possible user experience to subscribers.

ZTE Doubles Profit but Falls Further Behind Huawei
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

Judging by the fall in the Chinese company's share price, investors had been hoping for a better performance in 2014.

Cuomo Unveils Broadband Aid Program
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

With an eye on a possible White House run, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $500 million matching grant program for broadband providers willing to meet certain speed and other standards.

Tier 2 Data Center Market Booming
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

New breed of facility combines data center, interconnection and high bandwidth, say partners 365 Data Centers and TSIC.

Apcera, Tropo Bring APIs to PaaS
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

Companies team to help wireless operators work with developers on enhanced communications apps through cloud-based PaaS and APIs.

TWC Marks OpenStack Anniversary
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

Time Warner Cable started its OpenStack efforts only one year ago, and today it has OpenStack-enabled cloud environments in two of the company's national data centers.

Etisalat Expands NFV Deal With AlcaLu
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

Middle East operator to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's virtual radio network controller in additional territories.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Ups Capex Ante
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom's Renee walks away; 'roam like at home' a step closer; AlcaLu claims subsea breakthrough.

AsiaInfo Lands New Euro Deal
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

Chinese vendor expands its relationship with Telenor by landing a back office transformation deal with the operator's Hungarian operation and hints at further deals.

Alcatel-Shanghai Bell Launches Probe Following Corruption Claims
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

Senior Alcatel-Shanghai Bell executive accuses colleagues of corruption before disappearing in mysterious circumstances.

Hutchison in Talks to Buy UK's O2 – Report
News Analysis | 1/19/2015

Merger between Hutchison's 3 and O2 would give rise to UK's biggest mobile operator by customer numbers.

Sprint CTO Blesses a Light Touch of Title II
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

In a letter to the FCC, Stephen Bye says that a 'light touch application' of Title II would not harm mobile broadband investment.

Ciena to Cut 55 Jobs in Outsourcing Move
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

Optical vendor moves some distribution, repair and other responsibilities to partners to improve its supply chain.

FCC Demands the 'Dish' on Sling TV
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

The FCC wants Dish Network to hand over details about the programming distribution deals that the satellite TV provider has negotiated for its online Sling TV service.

O3B Founder Taps Virgin, Qualcomm for New Satellites
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

Satellite startup is launching a new venture, funded by the Virgin Group and Qualcomm, to bring Internet connectivity to the unconnected via a huge satellite constellation.

Pics: AT&T's Foundry of Things
Slide Shows | 1/16/2015

AT&T's Texan gateway to the Internet of Things – in pictures.

Netrality Launches New US Carrier Hotels
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

New player touting stability and greater affordability including elimination of monthly recurring interconnection fees.

Eurobites: Ofcom Appeals for 5G Input
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global hikes European prices; TeliaSonera sounds warning; UK and US play cyber war games.

10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/16/2015

Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.

China Telecom Names Five LTE FDD Suppliers
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

China's third-biggest mobile operator awards most of planned work to Huawei and ZTE.

Mobile Losses of $4.2B Dent Intel's Profits
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

Mobile division racks up operating losses of $4.2 billion as it chases market share, but that didn't stop the chip giant from having a standout year, with data center and IoT products contributing to growth.

Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview
LRTV Interviews | 1/16/2015

Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.

Facebook Launches Free Internet in Colombia
News Analysis | 1/16/2015

Social networking giant takes campaign to boost Internet adoption into Latin America.

Synacor Scoops Up NimbleTV
News Analysis | 1/15/2015

TV authentication specialist Synacor has acquired online video startup NimbleTV.

Toward Gigabit Community Unity
The Gigabot | 1/15/2015

President Obama's stance on municipal broadband is politically polarizing – but could there be an upside for commercial service providers?

Should Samsung Buy BlackBerry?
Morris Lore | 1/15/2015

BlackBerry's patents and IoT expertise would be the main attraction for the South Korean firm.

Obama Rocks Broadband World Again
News Analysis | 1/15/2015

Terming high-speed broadband 'a necessity,' 'not a luxury,' for Americans, Pres. Obama calls for preempting state laws that ban municipally owned broadband networks.

Redefining Broadband Could Vex Carriers
News Analysis | 1/15/2015

Too much too soon, says Broadbandtrends analyst Teresa Mastrangelo.

The Network Appliance Platform: More Than a Carrier-Grade Server
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/15/2015

Improving processor performance and virtualized network architectures are opening up new opportunities for rackmount appliance platforms.

Eurobites: BT Faces New Rules on Access Charges
News Analysis | 1/15/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera must wait on Tele2 deal; Finns unsure about online eavesdropping; jamming in the name of road safety.

Ericsson's Wibergh to Replace Pusey as Vodafone CTO
News Analysis | 1/15/2015

Ericsson CEO Vestberg to take charge of networks business as Wibergh takes key role at giant mobile operator.

Zayo Splashes $675M on Latisys Data Centers
News Analysis | 1/15/2015

Network and data center operator continues its acquisition spree with a deal that adds facilities across the US and in London.

Google Ready to Get Modular in Puerto Rico
Que Sera Sarah | 1/14/2015

Project Ara – smartphones built around modules – will be launching soon, creating questions about how operators will price such devices as leasing programs have become the norm.

Gorti to Pull the NFV Strings at Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 1/14/2015

Alcatel-Lucent's incoming President IP Platforms, Bhaskar Gorti, will have overall control of the vendor's NFV strategy, including CloudBand, but is he the right person for that role?

Arris Likes Its Charter Chances Too
News Analysis | 1/14/2015

Despite the deal announced a CES last week, Arris CEO Bob Stanzione doesn't believe Cisco's Worldbox agreement with Charter will take any set-top market share away from his company.

New Plexxi Chief Makes His Mark
News Analysis | 1/14/2015

New CEO Rich Napolitano says less talk about SDN, more talk about solving networking problems.

Service Providers Jump on Cloud Mobility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/14/2015

Communications service providers are looking to offer cloud services to any device, anywhere and at any time to boost their revenues from enterprise and SMB customers.

Momentum Mounting for Municipal Gigabit
News Analysis | 1/14/2015

Supporters of municipal broadband gather in Kansas City, the site of the first Google Fiber deployment, as the US government gets behind munis.

Apple, Ericsson Clash on LTE Patents
News Analysis | 1/14/2015

Swedish equipment giant retaliates after Apple says its licensing fees are unfairly high.

Eurobites: Sunrise IPO on Horizon
News Analysis | 1/14/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Egypt signs wholesale deals; Telefonica boosts VoIP with Zaark; AlcaLu reaches vectoring milestone.

AT&T LTE Broadcast Video Debuts at College Bowl
News Analysis | 1/14/2015

But there's no launch date for the bandwidth-saving video technology yet.

Integra Positions to Catch Bigger Fish
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Western US carrier Integra creates two new units to better address the needs of different-sized businesses.

Verizon Vehicle Races to Catch Up to OnStar
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

A year after OnStar replaced Verizon with AT&T, Verizon is creating its own OnStar competitor for those cars without connectivity today.

AlcaLu Hires Oracle Big Hitter
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Longtime Oracle Communications executive Bhaskar Gorti has joined Alcatel-Lucent as the head of IP Platforms and takes responsibility for NFV.

Israel's 4G Auction Produces 6 Winners
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Sale of 1800MHz spectrum attracts new mobile entrant besides existing players.

Mavenir Spends $20M on Ulticom for Signaling
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Mavenir to acquire Ulticom for its NFV-ready signaling business, while its partner Radisys announces an important new contract with Nokia Networks.

Disney: Big Data Means Big Value
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Today's big data boom means that companies can know more about their customers than ever before, but if they don't have the right processes and infrastructure to act on it, the data is useless, according to Disney Theme Parks Merchandise.

Service Providers Get Social With Customers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2015

Service providers are looking to social customer relationship management (CRM) to provide superior customer experience

TWC Maxxes Out in KC
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Time Warner Cable continues its all-digital transition with a rollout of its TWC Maxx initiative in Kansas City, its fourth upgrade market.

Cisco: Software, Cloud to Be 'Main Focus'
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Having made its fortunes in hardware, Cisco is now planning to revamp its strategy and plan a future based on software and cloud developments.

Huawei Puts Its Rivals to Shame
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Unaudited 2014 financials from the Chinese equipment maker show it is going from strength to strength while others flatline.

Eurobites: Orange Mulls French M&A Action
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global reorganizes; Netflix rolls on to TalkTalk; German cable capers.

Sequans Gives IoT a 4G Voice
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

New single-mode LTE platform brings chipset costs down to 3G ranges, while a partnership with Ecrio will give a 4G voice to any of those IoT devices that need one.

NetNumber Decrees the End of Signaling Silos
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

As operators deploy NFV, NetNumber says it becomes more important to have a single interface for dealing with all flavors of signaling.

Huawei Boosts Operating Income by 17%
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Chinese vendor provides greater detail on 2014 financials.

Vodafone UK Downplays 4G Need for Speed
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Mobile operator touts importance of 4G indoor signal quality and content offerings.

CES Redux: State of the Smart Home Wars
News Analysis | 1/12/2015

Product demos, panel discussions and unfettered gossip spoke volumes about the chaotic state of the smart home at CES 2015.

Tele Columbus to Launch 400Mbit/s Service
News Analysis | 1/12/2015

Germany's third-biggest cable operator claims new broadband service will be twice as fast as current market offerings.

Eurobites: Portugal Telecom Set to Decide on Altice Sale
News Analysis | 1/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia gains mobile customers; Ivory Coast operator acquired; last tango at Openreach.

T-Mobile Netherlands Slashes Roaming Fees
News Analysis | 1/12/2015

Decision to let customers roam at domestic rates should satisfy European regulators.

Location Awareness Key to Mobile Intelligence
Column | 1/12/2015

To get real customer visibility and to consistently deliver a higher quality experience, MNOs must have access to real-time location awareness.

Cyan Ups Q4 Outlook, Promises SDN Wins
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

Things are looking up for Cyan, which raised its fourth-quarter outlook this week on the heels of a new contract and new funding.

Sugar Beet Town Gets a Sweet Gig
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

A municipal utility in Sebewaing, Michigan, tries to transform a sugar beet capital into a Gigabit Village.

AT&T Kicks Off LTE Broadcast
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

AT&T will host the first live, on-site demo of LTE Broadcast technology at the college football national championship game on January 12.

Postcards From the Gigabit Village
Slide Shows | 1/9/2015

Sebewaing Light and Water recently deployed a fiber-to-the-home network to deliver gigabit services to its 1,800-person community.

Eurobites: EE Hits 7.7M on 4G
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDD LTE-A breakthrough in Finland; ARM's new money man; Dorset goes superfast!

Convergence: All the Rage in 2015
Morris Lore | 1/9/2015

This could be a big year for converged service offerings but quad play might prove a tough game for telcos.

FCC's Wheeler Proposes Raising Broadband Definition to 25 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

The current definition, 4 Mbit/s downstream, is inadequate for present-day needs, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says.

Facebook Buys Video Specialist QuickFire
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

Social network aims to improve video experience for customers with QuickFire's compression technology.

AT&T's Cricket: Muve's Out, Deezer's In
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Under AT&T's ownership, Cricket is shutting down its popular Muve Music service in favor of a partnership with streaming and download service Deezer.

Sprint Mulling 2.5GHz Monetization Opps
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Encouraged by money raised in the AWS spectrum, Sprint's CEO says the carrier is in the early stages of exploring ways to monetize its 2.5GHz spectrum holdings.

The Chips Fall for DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Broadcom unveils first reference design for a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem at CES, while STMicroelectronics demos D3.1 platform with RDK-B.

Comcast Sticks Out With Readers
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

In our latest community poll, readers pick Comcast as the most likely US pay-TV provider to introduce an HDMI streaming media stick first, edging out Verizon.

Equinix Unifies the Cloud With Apigee APIs
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Equinix ties apps to the appropriate cloud using Apigee's API management platform.

Eurobites: UK ISP Offers Chromecast for Free
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk buys Blinkbox; Belgacom homes in on the IoT; ZTE grabs some Dutch smart cities action.

Sonus Buys Itself an SDN Story
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

IP systems vendor buys SDN technology from Treq Labs, announces a reverse stock split and provides preliminary fourth-quarter financials.

Samsung Profits Hit by Low-Cost Phone Rivals
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Suffering a loss of market share in China, South Korean tech giant says recent profit decline was not as bad as feared.

Hey, Hey, We're the Dronies! Flying Eyes Get Social, Snappy
Jonestown | 1/8/2015

Flying killers turn into duckface enablers!

Sprint Holds off T-Mobile US Offensive
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Impressive quarterly performance keeps Sprint ahead of T-Mobile in US mobile market.

FCC's Wheeler Sends Tough Net Neutrality Signal
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Taking his cue from Pres. Obama, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler strongly hints at CES that he'll push for Title II reclassification of ISPs when the Commission tackles the issue late next month.

Democrats Head Off GOP on Net Neutrality Bill
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Democrats get ahead of the Republicans' own bill, as the FCC prepares to vote.

CES Pics: Cars, Drones & Lines, Oh My!
Slide Shows | 1/7/2015

The connected car is king at CES, but there's plenty more to see, too.

Sprint Signs $1.8B in Vendor Financing Deals
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks and Samsung all chip in to help Sprint accelerate its Spark LTE network rollout.

T-Mobile Beats Customer Growth Targets
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Number-four mobile operator will soon overtake Sprint on subscriber numbers, says CEO.

Roku Plans More Pay-TV Apps
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Roku says more apps from pay-TV providers will hit its platform in the US this year.

Subsea Network Near Vietnam Cut... Again
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

A troubled spoke of the Asia America Gateway subsea cable faces repairs following the latest of multiple cuts within the past year.

Charter Thinks Outside the 'Worldbox'
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Charter and Cisco have forged a new set-top deal, but the cable company isn't tying down its new cloud-based user interface to any one type of box.

AT&T Revives Its 'Rollover' for the Data Era
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Perhaps in response to T-Mobile's recent offer, AT&T's new Rollover Data plan will let any person or family on a Mobile Share Value plan keep their unused data for the next month.

Motorola to Re-enter China Smartphone Market
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Parent company Lenovo plans to launch three devices in early 2015.

Global Capacity Sees Growth in MegaPath Deal
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

By gaining an automated back-end system and data services portfolio, carrier lays groundwork for significant expansion strategy.

India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

The Indian government expects to raise at least $10.3 billion from the sale of new spectrum licenses across multiple bands.

Eurobites: O2 Czech Republic May Hive Off Networks
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 'Grexit' threatens OTE; Portugal Telecom in fraud probe; O2 Czech Republic management changes; Wiko launches 4G phone in Kenya.

CES = MWC x 2
Jonestown | 1/7/2015

The scary thing is that this massive Las Vegas show could get even bigger, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).

FCC Mid-Band Auction Nears $45B in Bids
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

The AWS-3 spectrum auction has so far garnered bids worth $44.6 billion and it's still not over!

Forget 3G: China Mobile Is a 4G King
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Aggressive LTE strategy is paying off for the world's biggest telco.

Verizon 'Comfortable' Churning Low-Value Subs
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Competition and churn were up in Q4 and CEO says he's happy, as Verizon's highest value customers stayed.

AT&T Steps Up Its IoT Offensive
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

At the Consumer Electronics Show, the carrier showcases its role as facilitator of app development for the industrial and consumer Internet of Things.

Verizon CEO: We Are Not a Content Company
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Despite its video content ambitions, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam sees the company as a platform – maybe apps and services – company, but definitely not a content provider.

AT&T Case Lets WiFi iPads Ride LTE
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

To combat low tablet sales, AT&T is offering iPad owners a different way to get on its LTE network – via a case.

Verizon CEO Denies AOL Acquisition Interest
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Lowell McAdam dismisses rumors of a Verizon move for AOL but raises possibility of a content partnership.

Channel Master Offers Online Linear TV
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Channel Master is adding linear online TV channels to its retail DVR box.

Does NFV Have a Packet Processing Problem?
Rewired | 1/6/2015

Metaswitch CTO says virtual functions implemented on IT-grade cloud infrastructure require extra engineering help to handle network volumes.

Eurobites: Ericsson Brings LTE-U to Small Cells
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a cloud for mariners; Kabel Deutschland taps Cisco knowhow; AlcaLu's man in Shanghai.

Dish Slings OTT Service – What It Means
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Dish has opened the door to skinnier content bundles with the launch of its much-anticipated online video service, Sling TV.

Brazil's Oi Forecasts a Brighter 2015
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Along with the pending sale of European assets, improved earnings should put Oi on a sounder financial footing.

Wi-Fi Alliance Unveils Location-Based Breakthrough
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Wi-Fi Alliance announces Wi-Fi Aware, a new proximity-based technology that creates a power-efficient, offline mode of discovery.

T-Mobile Assembles LTE-Unlicensed Team
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

Carrier's CTO says it has begun working with its chipset, radio infrastructure and device partners to trial LTE-Unlicensed this year.

Utility Brings Gigabit to Oregon Town
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

Another small community is gigabit-ready, thanks to a utility-owned FTTH network.

New WiFi Chipsets Debut at CES
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

Celeno and Quantenna prep their latest Wave 2 802.11ac chipsets for the CES spotlight.

Eurobites: Nokia Completes Panasonic Unit Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor feels the anti-corruption heat; Asiacell launches '3.9G' in Iraq.

Huawei Boasts 2014 Revenues of $46B
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

In a 'New Year Message for 2015,' the current CEO cites a year-on-year sales increase of 15%.

SK Telecom's Big Year in Small Cells
News Analysis | 1/4/2015

The South Korean operator provides Light Reading with an update on its biggest moves in small cells during the past year, from virtualization, to carrier aggregation, to 5G.

Tizen OS to Power All Samsung Smart TVs in 2015
News Analysis | 1/2/2015

Having failed to make a dent in the smartphone OS sector, Samsung is taking its Tizen operating system into the living room.

Eurobites: Tele Columbus Closes In On IPO
News Analysis | 1/2/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: ADVA names a new CFO; Birdstep sells part of its mobile security business; Blinkbox could attract rival bids.

Top 9 Cable/Video Predictions for 2015
News Analysis | 1/1/2015

Here's what we think will happen on the cable/video front next year. (Just don't remember what we get wrong.)

AlcaLu Ups Its Cable Game
LRTV Interviews | 1/1/2015

Vik Saxema, CTO for Cable & Media at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the vendor's developments for the cable operator market, including virtual CPE.

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