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Playlist: 'The Divide' on the Light Reading Podcast
Prime Reading | 7/18/2022

Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.

Leading Lights 2021: The Big Recap
Prime Reading | 10/14/2021

Following last week's widely watched Leading Lights presentation, here is our recap of this year's Leading Lights contest winners, some words on why each company won and our podcasts that captured all the stuff we said about each group of finalists along the way.

Leading Lights 2021: The Finalists
Prime Reading | 9/1/2021

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 17th year.

The 5G 50 to Watch
Prime Reading | 8/30/2021

A subjective list of the industry's 5G executives, technologists and disrupters to watch in 2021 and beyond.

The Broadband 50 to Watch
Prime Reading | 8/20/2021

An annual list attempting to highlight some of the most watchable people propelling the next generation of broadband networks and services forward.

Light Reading's Leading Lights 2020: The shortlist discussions
Prime Reading | 8/20/2020

Light Reading announced the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program in June. Here are all the editor's blogs discussing each one of their shortlist picks.

Playlist: Light Reading's 'What's the Story?' podcast
Prime Reading | 8/19/2020

This page will keep an updated playlist with our 'What's the Story?' podcast series, along with links to each episode and the show notes.

Edge computing set for big role in 5G vehicle automation
Prime Reading | 12/10/2019

If the cars of the future are self-driving, they'll most likely reach autonomy by using 5G networks and nearly ubiquitous edge computing.

For self-driving cars, exotic 5G tech will run on familiar frequencies
Prime Reading | 11/28/2019

Despite the hype, it looks like cellular bands below 6GHz will be the spectrum of choice for most automated driving applications.

5G and autonomous cars: Flashy promise meets complicated reality
Prime Reading | 11/25/2019

5G networks could advance autonomous driving, but mobile operators, automakers and app providers have lots of issues to address along the way.

A Kodak moment may await Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia
Prime Reading | 10/31/2019

There is a sudden urgency in service provider calls for more open and virtualized networks, and it could spell trouble for the big kit vendors.

Vodafone's 5G network in London: A user review
Prime Reading | 9/5/2019

Never mind the hype, how does this next-generation network actually perform in the UK capital's cluttered cityscape?

Is NFV Headed for a Cliff?
Prime Reading | 8/7/2019

Are telcos solving NFVs big problems or making them worse? Critics say a GSMA-hosted effort to simplify NFV fails to address what's really wrong with the virtualization technology.

A User Review of EE's 5G Network in London
Prime Reading | 8/1/2019

Everyone's talking about 5G services, but do they measure up to the hype? We tested EE's early 5G mobile broadband service in London to find out.

Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia Are Facing an 'Oil Crisis' Upheaval
Prime Reading | 7/31/2019

Years of consolidation have left the global mobile network market largely in the hands of three giant equipment makers that may have the power to make or break 5G-based economies. The backlash has started.

Europe's Long Walk to 5G
Prime Reading | 7/11/2019

Europe's path to 5G is littered with regulatory and financial obstacles. But falling far behind China and the US in the 5G race could have dire consequences.

Huawei Has Billions Riding on Claim to Be 5G Patents Powerhouse
Prime Reading | 4/2/2019

As both a licensor and licensee of cellular technology, Huawei has more at stake in the patents business than its main rivals.

Europe's Big Telcos Are Getting Edgy About 5G
Prime Reading | 3/13/2019

Virtual dodgeball will not happen unless operators cut mobile latency, but that could require an unprecedented overhaul of the entire network. Does it make sense?

Open Conflict Over Open RAN
Prime Reading | 2/14/2019

Accusations that big kit vendors tried to throttle developments show open RAN technologies will have to overcome a variety of competing interests to thrive.

Not Business as Usual: Open Source Changes IT Operations
Prime Reading | 1/11/2019

Open source doesn't just change software: It changes how IT does its job.

Taking It Slow: Enterprises Use Open Source, but Are Cautious About Contributing
Prime Reading | 1/9/2019

Enterprises are still mostly open source consumers rather than contributors to the community.

How Open Source Has Turned the Software Industry Upside-Down
Prime Reading | 1/7/2019

Without open source, you don't get the cloud.

Growing Pains: For Organizations Moving to Open Source, It's a Tough Transition
Prime Reading | 1/3/2019

Organizations transitioning to open source need to learn both self-sufficiency and how to work with open source communities. And to grow a thick skin against criticism.

Amid the rubble of L'Aquila, ZTE tries to rebuild
Prime Reading | 11/16/2018

China's ZTE is working hard to patch up its customer relationships after US sanctions nearly drove it out of business. But its future still hangs in the balance.

DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Prime Reading | 9/13/2018

Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this year, has changed the IP and optical game for the German telco. It has yet to do the same for cloud services and automation.

Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
Prime Reading | 9/10/2018

For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy that focuses on so much more than just a souped-up radio access network and the availability of whizzy new devices – there's a broad range of technologies and processes that need to be addressed and missing just one could be disastrous.

NFV Is Down but Not Out
Prime Reading | 5/22/2018

NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was first conceived. How can the industry ward off further technology disappointment?

Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Prime Reading | 4/11/2018

Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 14th year.

Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Prime Reading | 3/14/2018

Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose AI will triumph?

Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Prime Reading | 2/13/2018

Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud transformation project partner that can help operators make the transition from legacy to virtual architectures and manage hybrid networks on the way.

How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Prime Reading | 2/7/2018

Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the blood from traditional vendor faces.

TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Prime Reading | 2/6/2018

Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself into a 'New SI' and becoming a vendor, a strategic shift that requires some M&A activity.

Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Prime Reading | 9/18/2017

The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the pulse of the good, the bad and the ugly of being a woman in today's next-gen comms industry.

Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Prime Reading | 9/18/2017

The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of Europe's biggest markets.

How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Prime Reading | 9/5/2017

Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows its connected car services unit and prepares to launch in a third market, says executive.

Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Prime Reading | 7/17/2017

With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's security chief reckons the best form of defense is attack – that is, to attack his own defense...

TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Prime Reading | 7/11/2017

TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.

Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Prime Reading | 6/28/2017

Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a major payday and a chance to box with the big boys in access networking.

Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
Prime Reading | 5/25/2017

Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source still has high-profile detractors as it up-ends traditional roles.

NFV's Major Movements
Prime Reading | 5/9/2017

Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and orchestration) and NFV infrastructure (NFVi) segments of the overall NFV architecture - but where should they turn?

Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Prime Reading | 4/10/2017

Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.

Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
Prime Reading | 4/10/2017

Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?

The Growing Pains of 5G
Prime Reading | 3/15/2017

The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.

CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
Prime Reading | 3/13/2017

Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.

Trump & Tech: Round 1
Prime Reading | 2/8/2017

Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact on the US technology sector.

Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Prime Reading | 12/26/2016

WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry for over a year now. Here are the first 65 to inspire, educate and encourage you.

G.fast Could Use a Boost
Prime Reading | 10/13/2016

Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology during the next 12 months, but will that be enough?

Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
Prime Reading | 9/28/2016

ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center of gravity' as fog computing spreads across the communications sector, but it could get sidelined.

ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Prime Reading | 9/19/2016

Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?

Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
Prime Reading | 9/15/2016

Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.

Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Prime Reading | 9/8/2016

Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume guide to enterprise cybersecurity, hoping to ward off the next big attack.

BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Prime Reading | 8/18/2016

The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international broadband charts: To achieve that, regulators need to look at fresh ways of bolstering infrastructure-based competition.

10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Prime Reading | 7/12/2016

A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few years, all of which are worth unpicking.

Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Prime Reading | 6/29/2016

Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud CPE solution and found it to be ready for commercial NFV deployment.

DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Prime Reading | 6/6/2016

Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will support services across all of its European markets in future.

CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Prime Reading | 5/23/2016

CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT are beginning to bear fruit.

Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
Prime Reading | 5/18/2016

Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly competitive LPWA networks market.

Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
Prime Reading | 5/10/2016

Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch through its paces – find out what happened.

Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Prime Reading | 4/20/2016

Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 12th year.

Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates
Prime Reading | 4/13/2016

The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, consulted our friend Jack Daniels and come up with a mixed bag of names. See who's in the running...

Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
Prime Reading | 3/22/2016

Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway VNFs, independent test lab EANTC evaluated the vendor's virtualized Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and Application Assurance (AA) network functions -- here's what happened.

China's Telcos at Heart of IIoT Plans
Prime Reading | 3/16/2016

The Chinese government has tapped the telcos for some industrial IoT (IIoT) plans to help transform the country's economy.

NFV: Bringing VMware & the Telcos Together
Prime Reading | 3/15/2016

As carriers open their networks to standardized components and virtualization, VMware sees an opportunity for new business. But it faces stiff rivalry from competitors with similar strategies and an uncertain future under Dell.

5G: Hurdles on the Track
Prime Reading | 3/7/2016

Standardization efforts on 5G are getting ahead of a business case for the technology.

Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Prime Reading | 3/3/2016

After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN and NFV plans and has earmarked Germany as the first market for a broad deployment of virtualized functions.

Validating Cisco's Threat-Centric Security Solutions
Prime Reading | 2/22/2016

Independent test lab EANTC evaluated a range of Cisco security products – find out what happened.

Industrie 4.0: Rebooting Germany
Prime Reading | 2/16/2016

German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative deliver?

Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
Prime Reading | 2/9/2016

Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their paces by independent test lab EANTC – here are the results.

US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
Prime Reading | 2/2/2016

AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.

Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
Prime Reading | 1/27/2016

A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.

Encounters at the End of the Sundance Trail
Prime Reading | 1/26/2016

The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded legendary film director Werner Herzog to direct a documentary about the power of the Internet. What were they thinking?

Dell Sees NFV as Gateway to Telecoms
Prime Reading | 1/25/2016

Dell is looking to provide the infrastructure to run NFV.

Light Reading's Top Stories of 2015
Prime Reading | 12/30/2015

NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of 2015.

EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
Prime Reading | 12/8/2015

Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV Interoperability Evaluation, focused on multivendor NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF) interoperability.

Africa's Data Dilemma
Prime Reading | 12/8/2015

African telcos can no longer depend on subscriber growth and voice services for their prosperity. So now they need a much greater focus on data services and that shift may force them to change beyond recognition.

Ericsson Still Seeking M&A Targets
Prime Reading | 12/1/2015

The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A and investment opportunities and it seems there are a couple on the horizon.

When a Telco Goes OTT
Prime Reading | 11/25/2015

Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch of its Viu service. PCCW Media Managing Director Janice Lee talks to Light Reading.

Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Prime Reading | 11/23/2015

With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB deployments, operators face tough decisions when upgrading their networks to meet future needs.

Cookie Lickers, Headless Chickens & Other Open Source Troublemakers
Prime Reading | 11/13/2015

Open source projects have their own dynamic, and even well-meaning participants can drive them off the rails.

Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Prime Reading | 11/11/2015

The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. So what do various industry observers have to say?

A Big Day in the History of TV
Prime Reading | 10/30/2015

On this day 90 years ago...

Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 2
Prime Reading | 10/23/2015

The second instalment of a two-part report into what test specialists EANTC found out when they went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation of the IP networking vendor's NFV infrastructure (NFVi).

Copper Soldiers On: Broadband Special Report Part 1
Prime Reading | 10/19/2015

Some of Europe's biggest service providers are basing their broadband futures around the continued use of copper.

Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 1
Prime Reading | 10/12/2015

Test specialists EANTC went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation of the IP networking vendor's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) – here's the first instalment of what happened and EANTC's findings.

Europe's Broadband Hangover
Prime Reading | 10/8/2015

Europe remains a letdown for the bandwidth guzzlers of broadband, but change may be afoot.

Getting to NFV Everywhere
Prime Reading | 10/5/2015

Real-world challenges come with the territory as NFV starts to see practical implementations.

Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Prime Reading | 8/27/2015

Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's efforts to migrate to IP and secure critical infrastructure.

Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
Prime Reading | 8/24/2015

2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big bucks for driving turnarounds, M&A, continued relevancy or brand revivals.

Cable Execs Are Minting Money
Prime Reading | 8/18/2015

Cable operators and media companies paid their executives well in 2014, up to $156 million in the case of one lucky CEO.

Because They're Worth It?
Prime Reading | 7/29/2015

The chief executive of Sprint received more in total compensation last year than any other operator in Light Reading's study, with Telefonica's Cesar Alierta the highest earner in Europe.

An Intimate View: Standards vs. Open Source
Prime Reading | 7/20/2015

Heather Kirksey knows both well, as a key player in developing the TR-69 standard and now as head of OPNFV, and she offers insights into why open source works better and faster in today's move to virtualization.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
Prime Reading | 6/29/2015

We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of Fame - find out who they are!

Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Prime Reading | 6/16/2015

It's not only communications service providers that are transforming - vendors need a new set of capabilities, skills, support services and engagements to stay relevant in today's telco landscape.

Facebook Reinvents Data Center Networking
Prime Reading | 5/26/2015

The social network is leading the drive to bring open source to networking software -- and even hardware.

Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
Prime Reading | 5/15/2015

Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share their thoughts on what 5G will entail, how small cells, WiFi, SDN and NFV factor in and more.

Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Prime Reading | 5/7/2015

Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.

EANTC & Cisco: A New Era of Testing
Prime Reading | 5/6/2015

Industry test specialists at EANTC explain why their visit to Cisco's labs to test some of the vendor's service provider virtualization solutions opened up a new chapter for them and the market.

EuroProfile: Astellia
Prime Reading | 4/30/2015

French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile operators improve their customer care and customer satisfaction ratings.

Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Prime Reading | 4/27/2015

Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams and that's paying off for the pan-European operator as it embraces NFV.

5G: Meet the Influencers
Prime Reading | 4/23/2015

A primer on the numerous organizations - some standards-oriented, some regional and some research-oriented - that have formed to tackle deploying 5G networks by 2020.

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