The Philter | 4/16/2019 | 1 comment
A few Trump hotel stays might not have been enough to help the UnCarrier, according to The Wall Street Journal. T-Mobile's boss puts down the story but offers no details.
The Philter | 3/29/2019 | Post a comment
Forget Apple. There's no wilder story in the world of pay-TV than the controversy surrounding Omniverse One World Television. In this podcast, we discuss how the company turned up on the cable industry's radar, scrapped with content owners and has what it said is a 100-year contract to distribute pay-TV channels.
The Philter | 3/27/2019 | 2 comments
The launch of Apple TV+ assumes great broadband service, and that buzz may help savvy service providers connect with new customers.
The Philter | 3/22/2019 | 1 comment
In this podcast, Light Reading's Alan Breznick interviews US Ignite's Mari Silbey. Silbey, a former Light Reading editor, talks about bringing local governments and tech companies together to share smart city plans, infrastructure needs and new applications.
The Philter | 2/14/2019 | Post a comment
The recently reported deal with Mirantis is another step in AT&T's network evolution as the company continues to carry the flag for open source and a software-defined 5G network.
The Philter | 2/7/2019 | Post a comment
T-Mobile is giving its customers a free taco every week. Should it also give them a roll of toilet paper? Also, and completely unrelated, what if Huawei does invent a must-have device for 5G networks – and we can't buy it in the US?
The Philter | 1/31/2019 | Post a comment
The world of pay-TV is an unholy mess, and no one is better at keeping up with the players, plans and problems than Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner. In this podcast, Jeff joins Phil Harvey for a chat about how cable providers are using mobile, why adding Netflix to your set-top isn't a bad idea and what kind of subscribers aren't worth chasing.
The Philter | 1/28/2019 | Post a comment
Verizon Media cuts jobs and leans on the 23-year-old Yahoo brand as the most stable thing in its portfolio. What's next as 5G networks start covering the US? VM is mum about its 'plans for growth and innovation.'
The Philter | 1/16/2019 | Post a comment
There was a lot to see in Las Vegas last week, but was there anything said that we had never heard before? Phil Harvey and Mike Dano discuss the week's activities and parse each major carrier's 5G progress following CES 2019.
The Philter | 1/9/2019 | Post a comment
Apple isn't selling as many iPhones as it previously expected, but is that a reason to think the company is in big trouble?
The Philter | 1/4/2019 | 5 comments
One of Trump's swamp creatures pledges to help ZTE repair its image problem in the US.
The Philter | 12/31/2018 | Post a comment
Everything from enterprise strategies to 5G devices caught our audiences' attention during 2018. At a time when so many changes are bearing down on the telecom world, it's clear that a lot of us still have our heads in the cloud.
The Philter | 12/24/2018 | Post a comment
Why have it your way when you can have it Huawei?
The Philter | 12/19/2018 | Post a comment
With its competitors stumbling, its largest customers remaining stable and its markets outside of telecom growing, Ciena is enjoying relatively smooth sailing in CEO Smith's 17th year at the helm.
The Philter | 12/14/2018 | Post a comment
A new report suggests that the US is using its merger approval process to pressure Sprint and T-Mobile's parent companies to back away from Huawei.
The Philter | 12/12/2018 | Post a comment
If Huawei catches a 5G cold, how many operators around the world will suddenly feel a little sick and stay in bed? 'Tis the (flu) season for rampant, worldwide speculation on the Light Reading podcast.
The Philter | 11/28/2018 | 1 comment
Smart cities could be a telco dream come true but for a long-term payoff, they'll need to keep investing in the space and be careful not to overreach.
The Philter | 11/21/2018 | Post a comment
On this podcast, we discussed CenturyLink new CTO, why Dull But Critical (DBC) is our favorite category of telecom infrastructure and how cable companies are warming up to the cloud. We also ask a critical question: Does the telecom industry need RFPs?
The Philter | 11/20/2018 | Post a comment
For enterprises, 5G opens up a new conversation with carriers – not just about what's possible on their new networks, but what they can do now to help businesses beyond providing connectivity.
The Philter | 11/19/2018 | Post a comment
CommScope and Arris are merging. Though they frame this as a complementary deal, there's some lingering questions about the broader strategic rationale of the deal and if this is, indeed, a marriage made in technology heaven.
The Philter | 11/12/2018 | Post a comment
5G networks are blurring the lines between what can be done on fixed and mobile networks. And, of course, Verizon and all of the companies building these networks are changing, too. We look a Verizon's recent restructuring and speculate what it might mean for the telco as 5G fever kicks into high gear.
The Philter | 11/6/2018 | 1 comment
CenturyLink has confirmed that the former Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan will be the carrier's new technology boss. Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink's CTO since 2014, is leaving the company.
The Philter | 10/31/2018 | 4 comments
The need to deploy infrastructure to support 5G services is having an impact on just about every smart cities discussion and plan. Even when 5G isn't on the menu, some cities are asking for multi-decade public-partnerships, a chance for someone to influence the next major tech transition.
The Philter | 10/9/2018 | Post a comment
With one of its most important software updates coming up this month, Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc discusses his company's background, technology edge and why 5G is so challenging to cyber-intelligence firms.
The Philter | 10/1/2018 | 1 comment
Infinera closed its acquisition of Coriant today, creating one of the world's largest optical networking providers with 600 customers around the world. But talk of a major account challenge mounted by Ciena sent the company's stock tumbling more than 15%.
The Philter | 9/18/2018 | 10 comments
Affirmed Networks and others are taking virtualized EPCs and delivering that capability as a service via the public cloud.
The Philter | 9/11/2018 | Post a comment
Cisco announces a stronger, better, faster version of its edge routing platform, the ASR 9000 series and, in doing so, reminds us that there's a lot at stake with the arrival of 5G networks.
The Philter | 9/10/2018 | Post a comment
Tractica forecasts a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for edge computing that supports AI applications. But will all that go away when 5G networks arrive?
The Philter | 8/21/2018 | 3 comments
With technology partners and an eye toward 5G networks, the StudioLAB is helping Disney-owned content studios solve technical production problems and reach consumers in novel ways.
The Philter | 8/21/2018 | Post a comment
Twenty-three attorneys general, representing 22 states and the District of Columbia, are suing to block the FCC's rollback of net neutrality regulations, again bringing up the agency's tendency to preempt state and local laws.
The Philter | 8/9/2018 | Post a comment
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
The Philter | 7/25/2018 | 2 comments
Infinera's proposed purchase of Coriant for $430 million sounds like a small price for lots of upside. But the integration will be a challenge – this tasty-sounding deal could go together like mustard and pancakes.
The Philter | 7/12/2018 | 4 comments
A court filing suggests that the Justice Department is aiming to appeal the court ruling that allowed the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.
The Philter | 7/6/2018 | 5 comments
There are political games a-plenty as carriers put all their 5G expansion cards on the table without showing their hand.
The Philter | 6/13/2018 | 5 comments
Comcast's desire to roll up more content assets and over-the-top distribution is just a blurring signpost as we rocket through a new media landscape.
The Philter | 5/21/2018 | 6 comments
A dive into some SEC filings shows that the SD-WAN startup VeloCloud wasn't really a unicorn. It's still a lovely show pony, though. Giddy up!
The Philter | 5/1/2018 | 3 comments
Ciena has cut some staff from its support unit, but the company said it already warned of a multi-year transformation in that group.
The Philter | 4/26/2018 | 2 comments
Here, over three nostalgia-soaked pages, are the telecom heroes and villains that have made it into the Light Reading Hall of Fame since its inception in 2010.
The Philter | 4/25/2018 | 8 comments
The giants of cloud computing and the divergent minds of our regulatory body politic are well behind a PR entrepreneur who filled in her own nomination. How 2018 is that?
The Philter | 4/20/2018 | 17 comments
Texas mop, KC smoke, Carolina vinegar – I like all styles of communications, really.
The Philter | 3/21/2013 | 5 comments
There's an interesting tension between how much SDN can benefit service providers and how it could threaten their established businesses
The Philter | 3/21/2013 | 15 comments
Stanford's Nick McKeown says SDN won't take hold until networking equipment vendors give up some control
The Philter | 3/7/2013 | Post a comment
OneAPI may provide developers a reason to build apps and content for networks, not just mobile operating systems
The Philter | 2/27/2013 | Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg defends his company's managed services deals and says he'd rather invest in R&D than make expensive acquisitions
The Philter | 2/26/2013 | 5 comments
Use our message boards to share photos from your Barcelona experience this week
The Philter | 2/25/2013 | 1 comment
Intel- and Deutsche Telekom-backed tech startup doesn't need a network to make smart, wireless proximity applications
The Philter | 2/21/2013 | Post a comment
AT&T is opening up network APIs and allowing partners to take more control as it looks to expand its reach in the enterprise
The Philter | 2/15/2013 | 1 comment
New packet optical platform gets the switching closer to customers so they can handle bigger volumes of Ethernet traffic
The Philter | 2/11/2013 | 1 comment
Genband launches a new cloud-based unified communications service and a marketing message to modernize its boxy brand
The Philter | 2/8/2013 | 7 comments
While the Northeast tucks in for a winter storm, we wonder what challenges CSPs face when digging out of a heavy snowfall
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