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DriveNets Boasts Cloud-Native Router Breakthrough
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4/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Israeli startup claims to be first to market with a disaggregated router that supports 400G-per-port throughput as it courts major telcos and takes on the router establishment.
Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists
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4/10/2019  |  4 comments
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
Nortel Resurrected for 6G R&D
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4/1/2019  |  2 comments
Nortel's back! Investors show faith in one of the industry's biggest ever names, with 6G as the focus.
UK Security Report Piles Pressure on Huawei
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3/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The annual report from the UK's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) will not make for happy reading in Shenzhen.
Rumors of Major BT Job Cuts Should Not Be a Shock
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Bloomberg reports talks to cut 25% of the UK operator's workforce – no one should be shocked.
ZTE Says It's Back in the Black
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
After an annus horribilis, Chinese vendor ZTE is expecting to report a net profit for the first quarter of 2019.
Nokia Unearths AlcaLu Compliance Timebomb
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3/22/2019  |  1 comment
Annual report references 'compliance issues' at former Alcatel-Lucent business that could have criminal and financial implications.
An Extra Week to Enter the Leading Lights
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
You begged... we caved.
Next Stop for Versa Networks – Europe
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3/19/2019  |  1 comment
The SD-WAN specialist has a healthy bed of customers and partners but has yet to make a significant impact in Europe. It's looking to change that.
Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
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3/15/2019  |  1 comment
Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.
MWC19: ETSI's DG Drills Down Into 5G
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.
AT&T Handset Sales Down by $50M Per Month – CFO
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
With users holding on to their smartphones for longer, AT&T's device sales are dipping to the tune of about $50 million per month compared with a year ago.
MWC19: Telecoms Is Back, Thanks to 5G
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Alan Carlton, managing director and VP at InterDigital Europe, believes "Telecoms is back!" as 5G graduates from vision to real products and experiences and enterprises probe into what 5G and IoT will mean to them.
Nvidia Buying Mellanox for $6.9B
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Intel and Xilinx had also been linked with bids for the Ethernet and InfiniBand switching components giant.
Orange Exec on IoT's Key Verticals
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
On the show floor at Mobile World Congress 2019, Emmanuel Routier from Orange Business Services talks about the key verticals for IoT application developments.
5G Transport, 400ZR Star at OFC19
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3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's optical expert Sterling Perrin discusses some of the major trends in transport network technology at this year's OFC event in San Diego.
Huawei Sues the US Government
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3/6/2019  |  4 comments
The Chinese vendor is taking the US government to court over its National Defense Authorization Act, which the company describes as 'unconstitutional.'
MWC19: A Soft Embrace for the Public Cloud
Shades of Ray  | 
3/5/2019  |  1 comment
The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.
Orange Business Services CEO Talks Cloud Trends, Security
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3/1/2019  |  Post a comment
At MWC19, Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger discusses trends in cloud services, SD-WAN, security and more.
Telefónica, Microsoft Strengthen Their Tech R&D Bond
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Already AI and cloud bedfellows, the Spanish telco and cloud giant are strengthening their relationship with a strategic partnership and joint developments around AI.
Ericsson CEO Talks 5G, 4G, M&A & More
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks to Light Reading about 5G, 4G, antenna tech, the Kathrein acquisition and why The Boss is better than Duran Duran.
MWC19 Preview: 5G to the Edge, the Enterprise & Beyond
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2/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading editors weigh in on a few big 5G ideas and opportunities we expect to learn more about at MWC19 in Barcelona.
MobiledgeX Seeks to Conquer the Network Edge, From Barcelona
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2/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge computing hopeful has plenty to talk about and show off at MWC19, but will it be enough?
Vodafone Deal a 'Huge Step' for Sedona Systems
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Transport network visibility and multivendor management startup Sedona has landed a breakthrough deal with Vodafone Group, adding to its Tier 1 successes.
Trump Tweets on 5G… & 6G
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2019  |  5 comments
POTUS wants 5G and 6G ASAP!!
MWC 2019: What's Hot in 5G RAN
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2/21/2019  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's radio access network and 5G analyst supremo Gabriel Brown highlights open RAN (O-RAN) as one of the key topics he'll be digging into at this year's MWC.
MWC 2019: Three 5G Trends to Watch
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2/21/2019  |  1 comment
Iain and Ray from Light Reading chew the MWC 5G fat and spit out three trends to watch out for in Barcelona.
Huawei Bullish on Better Carrier Sales Growth in 2019
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2/20/2019  |  4 comments
Despite the current security-related concerns, the head of Huawei's carrier business group expects revenues to grow faster in 2019 than in the past two years thanks to early 5G revenues.
MWC 2019: Ovum on Enterprise 5G
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2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Alexander Harrowell, Senior Analyst at Ovum Enterprise Services, looks at the development of 5G enterprise services and the need for deeper relationships between the mobile sector and industrial verticals.
Euro 5G Test Regime Would 'Slow Innovation' – Ericsson
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2/19/2019  |  1 comment
The GSMA's suggestion of a collaborative 5G test program isn't being greeted with enthusiasm in Stockholm.
Eurobites: UK Set to Approve Deployment of Huawei's 5G Gear
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2/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: GSMA warns against supply chain disruption in Europe; UK mobile operators may be forced to share networks in rural areas; G+D boasts integrated mobile security chip; and more.
Cloud-Native Router Startup DriveNets Banks $110M, Takes On Cisco et al.
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2/15/2019  |  4 comments
Vendor already has Tier 1 traction, a founder with track record of disruption, the backing of Bessemer and has Cisco, Juniper, Huawei and Nokia in its sights.
Ray Dolan Dons a 5G Cap at Cohere
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2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Former CEO of Sonus Networks has taken the CEO role at a company with an alternative take on next-generation wireless broadband.
MWC 2019: 5G's AI Power Struggle
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2/14/2019  |  1 comment
5G will usher in an AI power struggle between the mobile operators and the web services giants, predicts Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica.
MWC 2019: 5G & the Capex Question
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2/11/2019  |  Post a comment
With 2019 set to be the year when 5G really starts to shift from slideware to the network, the head of Ovum's European telecoms team, Dario Talmesio, talks about the impact on carrier capex.
Will Trump Fan the Flames as Huawei Is Burned at the Stake?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/8/2019  |  14 comments
An 'executive order' banning Chinese networking technology from US communications networks is imminent, according to Politico – such a posturing move would be bad for everyone.
MWC 2019: Ovum's Key IoT Trends
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
As the IoT market shifts further from proofs of concept to real deployments, Ovum's IoT expert Alexandra Rehak talks about the key IoT trends, such as new business models and data management, that she'll be discussing in Barcelona.
Analyst on Why CES Left a 'Bad Taste'
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica, returned from CES with a 'bad taste' left by an overload of gimmicks and lack of substance.
MWC 2019: Ovum on the 5G Device Buzz
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2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Smartphone expert and Ovum senior analyst Daniel Gleeson says 5G devices, and foldable displays, will take center stage on device stands in Barcelona, but it will likely be 2020 at the earliest before Apple joins the 5G device fray.
Telefónica Slims Down (a Bit) With M&A Move
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1/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Spanish giant sells its operations in Guatemala and El Salvador to Carlos Slim's América Móvil for $648 million, but the move won't put much of a dent in its debt pile.
Nokia Poaches Fran Heeran From Vodafone
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1/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation has jumped ship to rejoin Nokia's telco cloud team.
Telefónica UK Gets a Tighter Grip on Automation
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1/23/2019  |  Post a comment
In line with the strategy of its parent, Telefónica's UK operation is looking for ways to introduce more automated processes and boost customer satisfaction, a combination that lead it to deploy Nokia's Service Operation Center (SOC) system.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
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1/11/2019  |  1 comment
Yes, it's that time of the year again already, folks! Get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you catch MWC fever – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Canonical Girds Its Cloud-Native Loins as Containers Gain Traction
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.
Samsung Issues Profit Warning
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1/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple's not the only one suffering a slowdown.
Huawei Expects 2018 Revenues of $108.5B
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12/27/2018  |  Post a comment
In its annual message to the industry, a defiant Huawei boasts of an annual sales increase of 21%.
Huawei Preps 'Security Transparency Center,' Gets Vote of Confidence From 5G Customer
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12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Huawei is continuing its push-back against its international critics with details of security testing facilities, while one of its customers in Korea talks of its confidence in the embattled vendor.
Liberty Global's European Shrinkage
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12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
The cable giant is selling more European assets – how far might it go? And what might it do with its prime asset, the UK's Virgin Media?
Eurobites: Analyst Upgrades Ericsson as Huawei Backlash Intensifies
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12/20/2018  |  1 comment
In today's regional roundup: Huawei's troubles could be good news for Ericsson; Enea lines up another acquisition; Orange Business Services lands smart meter IoT deal; Ciena heads to the UK countryside; and more Ericsson.
Eurobites: €1.75B Plan for IoT, Connected Car R&D Gets EC Green Light
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12/19/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Euro giants to collaborate on multi-billion euro IoT and connected car chip/sensor developments; TIM and Sony Mobile forge 5G pact; Telefónica Germany and Nokia build their joint 'Early 5G Innovation Cluster' in Berlin; Open Fiber lands another broadband rollout tender; G+D Mobile Security boasts of Orange eSIM engagements; Altice and KKR have a Hivory; and more.
SoftBank's Stock Slides After $23.6B IPO
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12/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese mobile operator's shares dipped by more than 14% during the first day of trading on the Tokyo exchange.
Eurobites: CityFibre Secures £1.12B for Fiber Rollout
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12/18/2018  |  4 comments
In today's regional EMEA roundup: CityFibre celebrates fiber funds; BT revamps its CEO bonus assessment scheme; ETSI launches a blockchain group; and more.
Huawei's Hu Hits Back
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12/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor is on the counter-offensive, claiming strong 5G momentum, a clean security record and expected milestone revenues.
Eurobites: Telenor Uses Nokia for Cloud-Native Core
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12/17/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's regional round-up: Nokia secures core role at Telenor; Elliott Management eyes Telefónica; mobile subscribers in the EU have made the most of the abolition of roaming charges; Tele2 banks a NIM loan; and Synamedia tackles 'credentials sharing.'
Vodafone Ireland's Kiss Kallo on Edge Computing's Potential
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Can mobile operators take advantage of edge computing's potential? At Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, Csaba Kiss Kalló, Vodafone Ireland's Head of Connectivity, Mobility and Security Portfolio, says they can.
Telia Carrier's Evangelist on Internet Traffic Trends
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit, Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist at Telia Carrier, discusses the latest shifts in public Internet traffic trends and whether the likes of 4K/8K video, SD-WAN and 5G will impact international traffic patterns.
Eurobites: Orange Preps 5G Launch in 17 European Cities
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange unveils initial 5G plans; the latest boardroom shenanigans at TIM; Turkcell builds TV App Store with Metrological; ADVA unveils its Ensemble Controller.
GSMA Loses Two Top Execs
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12/12/2018  |  1 comment
Long-time marketing chief Michael O'Hara and the head of LatAm Sebastian Caballo are out the door — GSMA head calls for calm as MWC approaches.
Roller Coaster Ride for Lumentum
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Optical components vendor will never forget December 2018.
Japan Next in Line to Block Huawei, ZTE
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese government has issued guidelines that effectively lock Huawei and ZTE out of the country's public networks and look set to influence 5G network decisions by the country's operators.
PCCW Global on the Need to Monetize the Edge
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12/10/2018  |  1 comment
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, PCCW Global's Shahar Steiff talks about the key challenges facing network operators as they figure out their edge computing strategies.
Cloud Dynamics Underpin MYCOM OSI's Acquisition
Shades of Ray  | 
11/30/2018  |  1 comment
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
So What Is a Telco These Days?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/29/2018  |  2 comments
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
Huawei Faces Further Heat From US Administration – Report
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11/23/2018  |  1 comment
US government is seeking persuade friendly international countries to shun Huawei communications networking technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Exponential-e CEO on Cloud, Security & Coffee
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11/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Lee Wade, CEO at UK cloud and data network operator Exponential-e, talks cloud and network evolution, automation, security and why he has two baristas at the company's London HQ.
Cisco to Acquire UK Networking Software Specialist
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11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco is to acquire small British outfit Ensoft, which develops software that supports routing, switching, carrier Ethernet and much more.
BT's McRae: Huawei Is 'the Only True 5G Supplier Right Now'
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11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Huawei gets the BT man's praise as he urges the other main mobile network vendors to shake off their legacy telco thinking.
The Future Could Be Bright for 5G Operators – Northstream CEO
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11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Bengt Nordström, CEO and co-founder at industry consultancy Northstream, shares his views on the 5G business case for mobile operators but he warns that expectations need to be tempered.
Verizon Acquires Security Tools From Vidder
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11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon liked Vidder's technology so much it bought the company.
Telecom Italia Appoints New CEO
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11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
There's another new name at the helm of Telecom Italia (TIM) – the appointment could herald an access network spin-off.
Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
Telecom Italia Ousts Its CEO
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11/13/2018  |  2 comments
Further upheaval at the Italian incumbent as the CEO becomes a victim of the boardroom battle between Vivendi and Elliott.
Colt Exec Bigs Up Blockchain Benefits
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Fahim Sabir, Colt's director of architecture and development for Colt on Demand, explains how the use of blockchain can help to automate specific manual processes and save hundreds of working hours.
Entering the Era of Cloud TV
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11/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Midia Research's Paolo Pescatore talks about the advent of cloud TV services and assesses the impact of 5G's arrival on the cable operator community. And drinks beer.
Vodafone's Sanches on Cloud TV
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11/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's group head of fixed development, Nuno Sanches, explains how the operator has adopted an OTT, cloud-based approach to its TV services strategy.
What's Hot in Software-Defined Operations?
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11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw highlights the key debate topics from the Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network event in London, including the data analytics challenge in a 5G world and how service assurance appears to still be an afterthought in virtualization strategies.
BT's McRae: Vendors Need to Support Automation or They're Out
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11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendors that want to get their technology deployed in BT's network will need to prove to the operator's chief architect that they can support his automation plans, he tells the Light Reading event audience.


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