Light Reading's 41 Most Popular Stories in 2018

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.

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

December 31, 2018

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Light Reading's 41 Most Popular Stories in 2018

The whole idea of the cloud is still pretty cool, isn't it?

What it represents -- a future where we have on-demand, unlimited amounts of computing and storage available to us on mobile devices -- is a cultural shift for consumers and a complete re-invention of what some businesses are, what they do and how quickly they help (or harm) us.

The advent of the 5G network promises to add the word "instantly" to the description above. That march toward lower latency is, in some ways, where the worlds of IT and telecom continued their collision course in 2018, as noted by our list of the most popular stories.

In looking over the list, sometimes consumer cloud services and AI enhancements are rumored, and those stories catch on quickly. Sometimes the cloud giants make architectural decisions that send telecom vendors into a panic. Sometimes people just want to know who won the Leading Lights awards. And, finally, sometimes we take a step back and cut through the hype and say, "Hey, this NFV stuff isn't working right!"

We hope you enjoy looking at and clicking through this list of Light Reading's 41 most popular news stories and blogs published in 2018.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this list. Also, thanks for your continued support of Light Reading. We're looking forward to 2019 and all the madness that the rise of 5G networks will bring to the companies, people and technologies we cover. Happy New Year!

— Phil Harvey, US News Editor, Light Reading

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Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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