Rewired | 12/13/2018 | 33 comments
Two years after first announcing my retirement plans, I'm really doing it. No, really.
Rewired | 11/16/2018 | Post a comment
There was surprising optimism in the sector at the MEF18 event, but will it be reflected in revenues going forward?
Rewired | 10/22/2018 | Post a comment
Many larger network operators are bringing software development in-house, developing their own orchestrators and other tools, and using more open source to get the results they want, without vendor dependence.
Rewired | 9/28/2018 | 1 comment
Here's a quick snapshot of my impressions from this week's NFV-Carrier SDN: Automation and Monetization event in Denver.
Rewired | 8/8/2018 | 4 comments
The FCC lies about getting hacked and net neutrality proponents cheer when Alex Jones is censored, but so what?
Rewired | 7/17/2018 | 7 comments
Consumers are now shifting away from wireline for broadband, as well as for phone, as more people either prefer wireless access or don't really care.
Rewired | 3/13/2018 | 1 comment
Web giant contributes seed code to new open source group within ONF that is redefining SDN and promising faster innovation and upgrades.
Rewired | 2/28/2018 | 8 comments
Internet users have grown used to being tracked online, but will they ever accept the fact that some applications need special treatment by ISPs?
Rewired | 1/24/2018 | 12 comments
New ads call for Internet Bill of Rights that applies to ISPs and content giants, but what are the chances Congress can get this done?
Rewired | 1/9/2018 | 1 comment
Better Internet access for rural areas is getting a lot of attention from the Trump administration but the plan of action seems less than solid.
Rewired | 1/3/2018 | 9 comments
Assuming they can get the software architecture right, open source projects represent a faster way to consensus on big issues, he says.
Rewired | 12/27/2017 | 13 comments
Legacy business services aren't that easily shed when customers resist change but service providers need to find a more aggressive path forward.
Rewired | 11/8/2017 | 22 comments
PCCW exec David Hughes eviscerates the telecom 'poor me' mindset but with a light touch, Carol Wilson writes.
Rewired | 10/9/2017 | Post a comment
New services are taking hold, as businesses overcome their trepidation over virtualization and the technology matures, says Jim Sabey.
Rewired | 10/9/2017 | Post a comment
CenturyLink's Bill Walker is an IT guy, tasked with helping transform a legacy telco. He shared some very practical ideas about how to do that – notes from the trenches, as it were – in this video interview.
Rewired | 9/18/2017 | Post a comment
Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?
Rewired | 9/18/2017 | 1 comment
Its IZO SD-WAN Prime aims to help companies automatically address congestion issues on Internet links to remote sites.
Rewired | 7/5/2017 | 2 comments
A quick trip in the Wilson way-back machine shows telecom operators have been at this a long time, maybe too long?
Rewired | 6/28/2017 | 9 comments
Russo, the man who cashed in pretty quickly on his first major success, Cerent, is leading a much longer-term effort to bring software-defined networking to the access realm at Calix.
Rewired | 5/31/2017 | 2 comments
SD-WAN market set to surge but it's not replacing MPLS anytime soon, and there will be security and operational challenges ahead, according to a 451 Research survey.
Rewired | 4/18/2017 | 4 comments
Lowell McAdam says cable merger no longer seems likely but is still open to other ideas – like a Comcast merger.
Rewired | 4/11/2017 | 2 comments
Harmonization, minding the product gap, getting 5G right, mimicking Red Hat and praising the Linux Foundation's expanded role all make the list.
Rewired | 4/10/2017 | Post a comment
Open Networking Summit presentation makes clear that AT&T's journey to differentiated services is one most operators will need to take.
Rewired | 3/24/2017 | 3 comments
The Senate's vote to cut privacy rules for ISPs just means there's no longer confusion on Internet privacy protection because there isn't any.
Rewired | 3/6/2017 | Post a comment
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.
Rewired | 1/17/2017 | 4 comments
Sometimes it's not technology issues slowing virtualization, it's the buying and selling process, vendors say, and they'd like an industry solution.
Rewired | 1/3/2017 | 10 comments
The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.
Rewired | 10/3/2016 | Post a comment
AT&T pulls back from offering Gigapower customers a chance to protect their privacy for a price, even as FCC considers making it mandatory.
Rewired | 9/26/2016 | 5 comments
Don't worry, they say, the code will work it out. There's apparently nothing open source can't tackle.
Rewired | 9/22/2016 | 1 comment
Level 3 finds enterprise security managers who believe firewalls can save them are getting some nasty surprises.
Rewired | 9/16/2016 | 3 comments
At one moment in Denver this week, the three largest US operators were very agreeable to the idea of open sourcing APIs to make business easier.
Rewired | 9/8/2016 | 3 comments
AT&T's former security guru is taking his expertise to a much broader audience – and this time he's giving it away.
Rewired | 9/2/2016 | 1 comment
Security is a looming issue as IoT devices prove to be easily invaded, but is the broadband industry prepared to act?
Rewired | 8/26/2016 | 20 comments
Internet giant's initiative rewrote the local broadband story for many cities in the US.
Rewired | 8/10/2016 | 7 comments
FCC Chairman has been among the most aggressive ever in pushing his competition agenda, but is he running out of time to finish the job?
Rewired | 5/3/2016 | 6 comments
AT&T and Verizon are vying for the status of biggest OpenStack champion, a stunning reversal for the open source software and a sign of things to come.
Rewired | 3/31/2016 | Post a comment
FCC proposes forcing broadband ISPs to get explicit consent from customers before using browsing data, ignoring the real online privacy threats.
Rewired | 3/21/2016 | 1 comment
Forget the 'Thrilla in Manila'; the competitive battle among open MANO groups will more likely be fought with Manila folders than fisticuffs.
Rewired | 3/8/2016 | 14 comments
Done well, targeted video ads based on Internet browsing history wouldn't be such a bad thing, but there are trust and transparency issues to address.
Rewired | 2/25/2016 | 19 comments
Virtualization is critical to telecom's future but it could open up a new can of net neutrality worms – the time to talk about that is now.
Rewired | 2/16/2016 | 1 comment
The rise of business videoconferencing has been a long time coming, but can integration with UC and low-cost, fully featured systems finally take hold?
Rewired | 1/29/2016 | 8 comments
Latest broadband deployment report shows more than half of rural Americans can't get the 25 Megs of broadband the feds say they need, even as rural telcos says FCC support is confusing and inconsistent.
Rewired | 1/20/2016 | 15 comments
Enterprise software company chooses CenturyLink as one of its IaaS partners for key cloud enablement of its core product.
Rewired | 1/11/2016 | 9 comments
Shifting populations, nimbler political structures and a focus on getting things done makes the globe's cities the place to focus.
Rewired | 12/29/2015 | 6 comments
Here's a look back at the highlights from the live events Light Reading held last year, including best keynote and best event.
Rewired | 11/25/2015 | 1 comment
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
Rewired | 10/29/2015 | 12 comments
To spur IoT apps and services, Verizon is offering ThingSpace and its accompanying APIs for free to developers, but there is a clear revenue strategy.
Rewired | 10/22/2015 | Post a comment
Group built on competitive carrier roots is trying to broaden its reach to represent a wider swatch of the competitive Internet.
Rewired | 9/29/2015 | 8 comments
AT&T has invested more in the US than any other firm in the past four years, but is its capex shrinking? Yes, no, maybe, for many reasons.
Rewired | 9/24/2015 | 16 comments
So North America is out of IPv4 addresses – that's incredibly anti-climactic. Unless it isn't, in which case you're in trouble.
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