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Frequent Telco Buyer GTT: It's All About Networking, Not Infrastructure
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
After buying several telcos, GTT looks to offload 'non-strategic' assets as it aims to provide networking services to large and multinational clients.
Podcast: Juniper CEO Rami Rahim on 400G, AI & Being a Market Challenger
The Philter  | 
11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser interview Juniper CEO Rami Rahim about his thoughts on 400G, where AI will matter in the enterprise and what it will mean for service providers.
CenturyLink, West Safety Agree to Pay Up for 911 Outage
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2019  |  1 comment
The $575,000 in total fees levied for a single August 2018 outage that lasted more than an hour and affected six states is aimed at CenturyLink and a contractor, West Safety Services
Ericsson CTO Erik Ekudden on Today's Top Tech Trends
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Erik Ekudden, CTO of Ericsson, sits down with Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief of Light Reading, to discuss top tech trends, cloud computing and 5G.
Practical Implementations of a 5G Core
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Phil Harvey chats with Shubh Agarwal, SVP of strategic marketing at Metaswitch, about 5G's business goals and how technical innovations in the Core can help achieve them.
The MWC Los Angeles Recap 2019 Podcast
The Philter  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
What did our analyst colleagues and fellow editors think of all the big booths, meetings and crowded corridors?
Podcast: Gadget Zombies & Ghoulish Tech Flops
The Philter  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Videophone zombies. Disappearing phones. Moaning mobile services. Glass that makes your skin crawl. Don't be afraid. It's the Light Reading Podcast Halloween Special!
Unlocking the 5G Core
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10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon and Sprint execs weigh in on what will change in mobile networks – and what's possible – when moving from a 4G to 5G network core.
Podcast: Windstream's Layne Levine, SD-WAN Machine
The Philter  | 
10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
'This is the next big technology transformation in the communications world and I think it's going to completely upend some companies' business models.'
MWC Los Angeles: When 5G Hits the Fan
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10/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recap MWC Los Angeles. The show touted big business as a 5G catalyst. So where were the enterprise heavy hitters?
Podcast: Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis on Smart Cities
The Philter  | 
10/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Smart cities are taking shape in small ways, as the technology develops and makes its way to market. Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis discusses some of the newer tech he's seeing, where it might be used and privacy concerns that come up.
CenturyLink's Anil Simlot: Evolving the Service Provider Edge
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10/21/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Anil Simlot discusses how the carrier is evolving its edge computing platform from housing virtualized network functions to hosting larger, more dynamic IT workloads.
Comment: Mr. Sanity Check - Phil Harvey - 10/17/2019
Optiva CEO Danielle Royston Uses the Cloud to Stand Out From the Crowd
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS
The Philter  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters Looks Ahead
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Gunnar Peters from Spectrum Enterprise discusses how the company listens to customers and decides what services to offer next.
Comment: Re: Question (?) - Phil Harvey - 10/2/2019
Net Neutrality Is Dead Yet Again
The Philter  | 
10/1/2019  |  7 comments
States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.
Podcast: Where 5G May Be in 5 Years
The Philter  | 
10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.
Infinera: Making Optical Interesting Again
The Philter  | 
9/30/2019  |  Post a comment
The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?
Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus
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9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.
Podcast: The NV & SDN Americas Recap
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9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading editors Mitch Wagner, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey gathered to empty their notebooks and recap the NV & SDN event at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas.
Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.
Guavus Takes Jio's Big Data Challenge
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.
Podcast: Where Does OTT TV Go Now?
The Philter  | 
8/16/2019  |  1 comment
It's going to take some televisionary moves for pay-TV providers and big studio owners like AT&T to sort out what consumers want, how to package it and what to call it.
Comment: CTL Comment - Phil Harvey - 8/13/2019
Podcast: Prof. Nick Feamster Explains Machine Learning for Telcos
The Philter  | 
8/13/2019  |  1 comment
Machine learning is primed to help service providers run more efficient and effective networks, but first the good ideas have to make their way from the lab to the real world – and that's a big challenge, according to the University of Chicago's Nick Feamster.
Podcast: Dish Network's Spectrum of Innovation
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8/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's editors discuss Dish Network, its pioneering past, a few hilarious missteps and why the company seems just as likely as anyone to be the next big player in 5G networks.
Comment: Re: News - Phil Harvey - 7/30/2019
Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN
The Philter  | 
7/30/2019  |  10 comments
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.
The Cord Cutters Are Right
The Philter  | 
7/29/2019  |  14 comments
The pay-TV feature set has finally met its match and, even if you don't cut the cord for budget reasons, you should give some other options a try.
Podcast: AT&T's U-verse U-Turn
The Philter  | 
7/24/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T once pushed its U-verse products really hard, then backed away. It did the same with DirecTV. Will HBO or AT&T Fiber be any different?
Comment: Re: question - Phil Harvey - 7/23/2019
Comment: question - Phil Harvey - 7/23/2019
CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.
Huawei's Fate Up for Debate in a Possible US-China Trade Deal
The Philter  | 
7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The US has given mixed signals with regards to Huawei and the US-China trade war in general, policy experts say. Huawei, meanwhile, said it would favor any trade deal that gets the US talking again.
Podcast: Here Are 3 Big Trends in 5G
The Philter  | 
7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
This mini episode of the Light Reading podcast features Ray Le Maistre and Dario Talmesio discussing the big trends shaping the 5G market worldwide, now that so many major operators have launched 5G services.
Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.
Cisco Looks to Acacia for Optics & Flexibility
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Acacia's pluggable optics help Cisco's routing business stay competitive and make its customer networks easier to operate, according to the head of Cisco's optical business.
QCT Pushes Customization With Flexibility for Various 5G Deployments
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7/9/2019  |  Post a comment
QCT's line of servers and switches are operational-ready for 5G and beyond, accelerating the deployment options for both indoor and outdoor.
Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness
News Analysis  | 
7/9/2019  |  8 comments
Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.
Podcast: Parsing Data & Sharing Poles in Smart Cities
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7/9/2019  |  Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.
Colt CEO: US Customers Growing in the Cloud
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.
Comment: Re: Cold comfort - Phil Harvey - 6/29/2019
Podcast Interview: IT & Telco Vet Bill Walker
The Philter  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Business disruption, telco transformation and big-league bowling. Crack open a cold one and listen to our podcast chat with former CenturyLink explainer-of-things Bill Walker.
Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.
Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
The Philter  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
Comment: headlines - Phil Harvey - 6/19/2019
New 5G Network Security Threats
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
6/19/2019  |  2 comments
Yasir Liaqatullah, VP of Product at A10 Networks, joins Phil Harvey, Light Reading US Bureau Chief, to discuss the new 5G network security threats facing operators and mobile service providers.
Comment: CenturyLink Reax - Phil Harvey - 6/14/2019
Walker Walks From CenturyLink
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  1 comment
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  2 comments
The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.
Podcast: What We Think We'll Pay for 5G
The Philter  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mike Dano weighs in on how the major carriers are stacking up with the way they're handling pricing for 5G service (if you can find it).
Huawei: We're Not a Threat to Our Customers
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2019  |  12 comments
The US government is as close as anyone to sabotaging rural networks, according to a new ex parte filing from Huawei at the FCC. The company goes to bat for its US customers, arguing that individual vendor bans do guarantee national security.
Podcast: Mentors, Sponsors & Tall Poppies
The Philter  | 
6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Kelsey Ziser joins the podcast to discuss some of her recent work in the Women in Comms content series. We also have a quick curator's catch-up on all things related to the 5G Exchange.
Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.
Podcast: Apple Makes Itself Right at Home
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
In addition to big, expensive Macs and multiple OS updates, Apple's WWDC featured a Homekit improvement to make smart homes more secure and several tweaks to ease consumer worries about how it deals with their data.
Comment: Huawei reax - Phil Harvey - 6/3/2019
Scenes From Sprint's Big 5G Launch
Slide Shows  | 
5/31/2019  |  4 comments
Hey, did Sprint just become the first US carrier to offer true mobile 5G?
Sprint Launches 5G All Around Dallas
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2019  |  1 comment
Everyone else will tout network firsts and download speeds, but Sprint plays to its strengths (and spectrum holdings) as it launches its 5G service in Dallas.
Podcast: Huawei's Guilty of Something, Right?
The Philter  | 
5/29/2019  |  1 comment
Does Huawei's past misdeeds around trade secrets and allegations of the company sidestepping sanctions mean that the Chinese vendor is also a vessel for Chinese spying and cyber attacks on US networks?
Senate Bill Offers Loans for Swapping Chinese Telecom Gear
The Philter  | 
5/23/2019  |  2 comments
What's better than a Memorial Day weekend mattress sale? A new bill offers interest-free loans from the Treasury to help carriers with fewer than 6 million customers replace Huawei kit.
Podcast: Taking Aim at Huawei's Smartphone Business
The Philter  | 
5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, find out what other Chinese vendors might emerge and profit from Huawei's troubles with the US. Also, Ovum's Daniel Gleeson talks about the device-related concerns service providers have when they go to launch 5G networks.
Judge Rules Against Qualcomm in Antitrust Case
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the FTC in its case claiming that Qualcomm harmed competition in two markets for modem chips through a combination of high royalty fees and predatory licensing practices.
Podcast: 5G & Hollywood Are the New SVoD Couple
The Philter  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Disney takes full control of Hulu and that could pose a bigger threat to traditional pay-TV providers. Also, nearly every single mobile network operator has a different angle on providing video services to consumers.
Why Telcos Need AI & Automation in 5G Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw gives an overview of a session he chaired at the Big 5G Event on automation, AI and the immediate uses for telcos as their networks evolve.
Marvell Goes Shopping to Sweeten 5G Story
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5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
A couple of years removed from its $6B deal to buy Cavium, Marvell suddenly agrees to buy two companies so far this month. There's still 11 days left in May, folks.
Trump Clears the Way for a Huawei Ban
The Philter  | 
5/15/2019  |  5 comments
A new executive order from President Trump allows the US to ban telecom gear from China – and anywhere else it wants.
The Big 5G Event: Photos
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5/15/2019  |  1 comment
20 select shots from the week that was in Denver, Colo.
AT&T's Igor Glubochansky: Businesses Need Lower Latency Networks
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T sees big promise in manufacturing, healthcare and retail, even before mobile 5G becomes available everywhere.
Podcast: The Big 5G Event & Big 5G Questions
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Phil Harvey were joined by two guests -- Light Reading's Mike Dano and US Ignite's Mari Silbey -- to sum up the state of 5G, why US cities are closely watching 5G deployments and what we can look forward to as 2019 rolls on.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Several privately held companies – including Versa Networks, CUJO AI, Synamedia and Pluribus Networks – have grown their businesses and set themselves up for success in the last 12 months.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
The Philter  | 
5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Oracle, Momentum Telecom and Lumentum all made interesting, well-timed acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and other deals in the past 12 months.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy
The Philter  | 
4/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Nokia, Senet, Sprint & Ericsson and Wind River all stood out as having compelling IoT strategies and approaches to a growing, lucrative market.
Cisco Connects With WiFi 6 Updates, OpenRoaming Progress
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2019  |  2 comments
Cisco's Catalyst switch updates, access point improvements and OpenRoaming partners combine to paint a picture of constant, effortless wireless connectivity.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy
The Philter  | 
4/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Fortinet, ZTE, CUJO AI and Colt all had standout entries for most innovative security strategy in this year's Leading Lights contest.
Podcast: Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Madness, Ominous Signs for Omniverse
The Philter  | 
4/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Jeff Baumgartner catches us up on the Omniverse saga and Mike Dano looks at what might happen if the Sprint and T-Mobile merger is blocked.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
The Philter  | 
4/23/2019  |  1 comment
Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business and Vonage all had stand-out cloud service offerings for business customers in the past 12 months.
DoJ Staffers Signal Early Checkout for Sprint, T-Mobile Merger
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.
Who Else Should Be in the Light Reading Hall of Fame?
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Know your role. Take our poll. Help our editors finish arguing which set of executives, inventors and luminaries will be among this year's inductees into the Light Reading Hall of Fame.
Podcast: Mobile 5G Is Alive!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/5/2019  |  Post a comment
5G, AWS, telco cloud and Internet video have dominated the headlines in recent weeks and we're talking about all of it, live from NYC.
Podcast: Into the Omniverse
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.
Comment: Re: quid pro quo - Phil Harvey - 3/27/2019
Delivering Apple's Promise: A Premium Streaming Service
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.


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