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Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
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  |  13 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
The Philter  | 
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  |  3 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
The Philter  | 
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
Slide Shows  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a 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)
The Philter  | 
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  |  1 comment
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  |  Post a 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.
Podcast: Building Smarter Cities
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.
Podcast: The 10G Hype Freezes Over at CNG2019
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner join Phil Harvey for a round of drinks and a chat after the opening day of CNG2019 in Denver. The "bomb cyclone" did its worst, but it couldn't stop us from debating 10G vs. 5G and the future of cable video services.
Surf, Try, Then Buy: Verizon, Deloitte Connect Online & In-Store Shopping
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
As 5G and foldable phones come to market, browsing online and then trying stuff out in a store might become an even more critical way to buy new technology. Deloitte Consulting's Julie Miller and Verizon's John Walker explain why.
Juniper's Rami Rahim: Speed Is Everything
CxO Spotlight  | 
3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The CEO of Juniper Networks said that getting companies to market quickly means sharpening the vendor's edge in open source software, cloud computing orchestration, and professional services.
Ericsson's Heuveldop: 5G & the IIoT Imperative
CxO Spotlight  | 
3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
The leader of Ericsson's business in North America explains that the opportunity for the industrial Internet of Things has been a long time in the making – and service providers are ready.
Reignite Your Business & Regain Profitability With Cisco 5G
LRTV Custom TV  | 
3/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Learn how Cisco is focused on the architecture for 5G – adding flexibility, lowering costs and creating new services – in particular new enterprise services. What sets Cisco apart is uniquely being able to help service providers with mass-scale networking, security and unified subscriber services based on its broad portfolio and expertise in enterprise, market and architectural transitions.
Huawei Brings Legal Fight to the US – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The vendor is said to be getting ready to sue the US and challenge the government's ban of Huawei's gear in its federal networks.
MWC19: 5G Gets Industrial, Musical & Far Out
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3/4/2019  |  3 comments
With a few snapshots and snappy captions, we've breezed through some of the big themes at MWC19, and tried to call attention to some of the more impressive displays of technology and showmanship in Barcelona.
Comment: Lanyard Wars - Phil Harvey - 3/1/2019
Comment: Audio Podcast - Phil Harvey - 3/1/2019
Podcast: Let's Not Talk About 5G at MWC19
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/1/2019  |  2 comments
The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.
Affirmed CEO Wants to Own the Core... & More
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2019  |  3 comments
Affirmed Networks CEO Hassan Ahmed says the company's opportunities inside mobile networks will grow as 5G takes off; the vEPC vendor's most recent funding round suggests others share his optimism.
Cisco Pledges $5B Over Three Years to Finance 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2019  |  5 comments
Cisco, via its Cisco Capital arm, is setting aside money to lend to service providers who need capital to speed up their network transformations to deliver 5G services. Of course, there's some debate about whether financing is the thing that makes deals move more quickly.
Comment: Re: WOW! - Phil Harvey - 2/20/2019
Windstream Market Cap Plummets Following Court Ruling
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2019  |  2 comments
One of the nation's largest telecom carriers is stuck between a gloating hedge fund and a pile of debt.
Windstream Woes: Hedge Fund Prevails in Bond Fight
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2019  |  4 comments
Windstream may end up owing 310M to a hedge fund if a court ruling made on Friday is allowed to stand. That could force the company into bankruptcy.
Podcast: AT&T, 5G & the Mirantis Incident
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.
Unified Office CEO: Would You Like Extra Services With That VoIP?
CxO Spotlight  | 
2/11/2019  |  Post a comment
CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.
Comment: Re: But.... - Phil Harvey - 2/11/2019
Comment: Re: But.... - Phil Harvey - 2/11/2019
Podcast: Tacos, Telcos & Trouble
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?
Podcast: Bundle Up, Everyone. Pay-TV Is a Cold, Cold Business
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.
Comment: thanks - Phil Harvey - 1/29/2019
US Pursues Criminal Charges Against Huawei
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2019  |  3 comments
The Department of Justice has unsealed two separate federal criminal cases against Huawei, accusing the vendor of stealing trade secrets and violating US sanctions.
Verizon Media Cuts Jobs, Has No Growth Plans to Share
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.'
Podcast: What in the 5G World Happened at CES?
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.
Huawei's CEO Denies Back Door Theory – Reports
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2019  |  5 comments
Press reports from Shenzen say that Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has denied that his company has standing orders to install 'back doors' into its gear to allow the Chinese government to spy on Huawei customers.
Sandvine's Global Internet Phenomena: The Trends Shaping Networks Worldwide
LRTV Custom TV  | 
1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Did you know that Netflix is almost 15% of all Internet downstream traffic worldwide? Or that Google services consume over 40% of all connections in Asia? Explore these data points and many more in Sandvine's 2018 Global Internet Phenomena report at https://www.sandvine.com/phenomena.
Huawei's Head of Sales in Poland Arrested
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2019  |  3 comments
An employee for French telecom operator Orange was arrested at the same time. Curiously, one report said the actions of the accused didn't have anything to do with Huawei at all.
Comment: Update - Phil Harvey - 1/11/2019
Comment: Verizon - Phil Harvey - 1/10/2019
CenturyLink CEO: Outage Could Have Been Bigger
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2019  |  6 comments
CenturyLink's President and CEO Jeff Storey, in a meeting with investors this week, said his company's December 2018 network event was minimized, in part, because of the carrier's network architecture and how it integrates acquisitions.
Podcast: Apple Warns Things Might Get Boring
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?
Comment: update - Phil Harvey - 1/9/2019
Comment: Re: Perplexed - Phil Harvey - 1/7/2019
Comment: Re: Perplexed - Phil Harvey - 1/5/2019
ZTE's New Hire Doesn't Inspire
The Philter  | 
1/4/2019  |  5 comments
One of Trump's swamp creatures pledges to help ZTE repair its image problem in the US.
Comment: Rosie says... - Phil Harvey - 1/4/2019


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