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Amazon Gives Cord-Cutters Another Tool With Fire TV Recast DVR
The Bauminator  | 
9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Administering another dose of angst to the pay-TV sector, Amazon's new subscription-free companion device lets consumers watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on the go.
Wirelessly Connected Cars Could Lead to Safer Roads
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm, Panasonic and Ford recently demonstrated 'cellular vehicle-to-everything' or C-V2X, which allows vehicles to remain in real-time communication with their environment. Light Reading's younger, frumpier sister site, TU-Automotive, took a ride to see the technology up close. Some say this new tech has the potential to reduce motor vehicles accidents by 80%.
Vodafone's Holo Demo Dazzles Crowd, But Is It a Viable 5G Use Case?
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2018  |  2 comments
Demonstrated with gusto at Vodafone's headquarters this week, holographic calling might just be the killer application that 5G craves.
WiCipedia: Lack of Diversity Creates Blind Spots & Twitch Leads by Example
WiCipedia  | 
9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A majority female C-suite; avoiding another financial crisis; charitable donation allocation; and more.
Microsoft HoloLens: Virtual Reality That an Adult Would Actually Want to Use
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Microsoft has actually found a practical purpose for the most overly hyped and silliest technology of the decade.
Eurobites: ECI Unveils IPO Plans
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica reboots its startup incubator; Inmarsat strikes in-flight WiFi deal with Panasonic; UK considers Internet regulator.
Nokia's Nuage Takes On Cisco & VMware With 'SD-WAN 2.0'
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Offers a single network and management interface unifying branch, data center and public clouds.
Synchronoss CEO Glenn Lurie: Delivering the New Mobile OS
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
T-Mobile, Sprint Vow Deal Will Spur Competition, Sharpen Nation's 5G Edge
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
In response to the merger opposition, they claim that the sum of a combined 5G network will be greater than their individual parts.
MobiledgeX Revs Up & Shifts Into Gear
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
In its quest for the edge computing holy grail, Deutsche Telekom-backed startup MobiledgeX has developed a set of middleware tools that it will offer up as royalty-free open source code as it plans world domination by MWC 2019...
Vodafone UK: We'll Be Ready to Launch 5G in Mid-2019
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator plans a 5G launch in cities and rural areas next year and aims to have 1,000 5G sites in operation by 2020.
Will Coherent DSP Control Reshape the Optical Vendor Landscape?
Column  | 
9/20/2018  |  10 comments
Coherent DSPs for 400Gbit/s and beyond could be the catalyst for a re-shaping of the optical vendor landscape, believes Serge Melle.
Former WOW Exec Named COO of Evolution Digital
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Cash Hagen says video-focused company will soon expand into new broadband-focused product areas aimed at helping cable partners boost the experience in a way that goes beyond speeds and feeds.
Eurobites: Auction to Settle Sky Takeover Tussle
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia considers Brazilian acquisition; Deutsche Telekom and Aricent edge nearer; Nokia helps the trains run on time.
Sprint's Ron Marquardt: Massive MIMO & Sprint's 5G Advantage
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
As Sprint upgrades its network to handle more capacity for LTE, it is deploying massive MIMO antennas that provide the carrier a software-upgradable path to 5G services. Sprint's VP of Technology Ron Marquardt fills us in on the very latest, including a bit about why Sprint can use normal form-factor handsets for its network when 5G arrives.
How Viasat Keeps Its Satellites Flying After Others Crashed
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Now 32 years old, the satellite operator reckons it is poised for lift-off in markets where terrestrial technologies simply do not measure up.
Boingo Wireless CTO: Better Capacity Leads to Better Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/19/2018  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's Gabe Brown and Boingo Wireless CTO Derek Peterson discuss Boingo's view of CBRS spectrum and why the opportunities are great because a whole ecosystem of companies can participate in shared spectrum offerings.
IBM Debuts Tools to Make AI More Fair
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Big Blue is introducing a cloud service and open source toolkit to help reduce bias from AI decisions, and make those decisions more explainable.
Liberty Global Packs 4K, Cloud DVR, Voice Into 'Horizon 4'
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9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable op to start rolling out new multiscreen video platform to 'selected' customers in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium later this year.
5G in the USA: A Post-MWCA Update
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  1 comment
Distinct strategies amongst carriers are emerging as operators rush to roll out 5G in the US.
IBC2018: The Video Platform Profitability Conundrum
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  2 comments
If video is so important to communications network operators, why are all the major vendors offloading their video assets?
Eurobites: Apple Stumps Up €14.3B in Unpaid Taxes to Ireland (But Doesn't Really Mean It)
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage trumpets 'SD-WAN 2.0'; Wind Tre uses Open Fiber's FTTH network in Matera; Sky bundles in Netflix; UK mobile operators carry on charging.
As Hulu Live Tops 1M Subs, Who Leads the OTT-TV Race?
The Bauminator  | 
9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Virtual MVPD market is booming, taking industry watchers by surprise.
Microsoft Takes Aim at Salesforce With Dynamics AI
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Microsoft is looking to make automated sales, marketing and customer service smarter, challenging Salesforce's strategy.
Orange Business Services Targets Cloud Leadership as Telco Rivals Flounder
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services looks in much better shape than its European telco rivals, but can it now become an 'Internet of enterprises' market leader?
The Mobile Network Is Becoming a Cloud Service
The Philter  | 
9/18/2018  |  9 comments
Affirmed Networks and others are taking virtualized EPCs and delivering that capability as a service via the public cloud.
What's Next for European Cable?
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading will tackle the big technology and business changes buffeting the European cable industry at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London on Nov. 6.
TAG Cyber Annual: Automation, Analytics & Cloud Driving Improved Security Picture
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Organization led by former AT&T security chief Ed Amoroso updates third volume of annual reports tracking cybersecurity trends and sees a brighter picture for those who automate well using machine learning.
Windstream Adds PCI Compliance to SD-WAN
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Service provider says the independent compliance is important not just to its retail segment customers but also many other market segments.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, IoT & Apple iPhone
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
It's buzzword bingo on the pod this week, so pencils at the ready...
Eurobites: Nationwide 5G Too Costly, Says German Regulator
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OBS majors in multicloud; TE Connectivity sells subsea unit; Telefónica goes 200GigE roaming.
Slideshow: Behind the Scenes at Sprint's 5G 'Split'
Slide Shows  | 
9/18/2018  |  2 comments
LR checks out Sprint's 5G deployment plans in LA.
Twitter Moves 300 Petabytes to Google Cloud – That's a Lot of Covfefe
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Twitter says it made a long-term bet that Google is investing more in big data than Twitter can.
RDK Management Clears Path for Apps on Set-Top Boxes
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
App framework, SDK aims to make it easier for pay-TV providers to integrate Netflix and other premium apps with their OTT-capable boxes.
Oracle Cloud Sputters, As CEO High-Fives Herself Over Earnings
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Oracle's cloud revenue is growing just 3%, with the overall cloud market growing at 50% year-over-year and competitors reporting double-digit growth.
Look Into the Future of Optical Networks at ECOC 2018
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Key developments and research for future optical networks will be discussed during a special workshop at ECOC on Sunday, September 23.
Limelight Tries to Lick Latency for Live OTT Video
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Claims that its new Realtime Streaming system can deliver 'sub-second' latency on live, Internet-delivered video streams.
Synamedia Plots Its First Steps Around Streaming
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
New company built around the acquisition of Cisco's video software unit will have strong revenues, thousands of staff and a focus on developing new products for streaming media management.
Cable's New 'Bull Case' Hinges on Better Margins, Falling Capex Intensity
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
US cable's business remains in a good spot despite video cord-cutting and the saturation of the broadband services market, a top industry analyst says.
ZenFi Not Done Expanding Yet
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Today's close of its merger with Cross River Fiber marks entry into new markets, but that growth is expected to continue, both in buildout and buy scenarios, says the CEO.
Multicloud Gets Engineers 'Excited,' Says UK Bank CIO
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Getting proficient on multiple cloud platforms makes engineers 'more personally marketable,' says Darryl West, HSBC Group CIO.
No 5G Deal: Huawei Misses Out at SKT
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor fails to make 5G inroads with SK Telecom, but a reliable source plays down security concerns and points out that Huawei has not previously worked with the South Korean telco.
Eurobites: Incoming Vodafone CEO Considers Towers Sell-Off, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS buys supersized data center; Colt gets frisky in Spain; VEON abandons tower sale.
One Size Doesn't Fit All – Another Look at Automation for 5G
Partner Perspectives  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
5G automation is clearly not a one-off switch-on action at the wave of a magic wand. Instead it requires a rethink of network architecture, security, cloud platforms, big data analytics and business models.
Juniper Unveils Major Edge Cloud Push
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor launches Contrail Edge Cloud, bringing a multicloud platform to the network's edge for 5G and much more and claiming a performance advantage in a small package.
India Joins US & Australia to Give Huawei, ZTE 5G Cold Shoulder – Reports
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
India's Department of Telecoms has reportedly excluded Chinese vendors from a list of companies invited to participate in the development of 5G use cases.
So Long, & Good Luck With That
From the Founder  | 
9/14/2018  |  2 comments
After almost two decades at Light Reading, it's time for a different optical adventure.
MWCA Day 2 Recap: '5G' Rolls Out & We Roll On
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/14/2018  |  5 comments
Still weary from walking in LA, Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Dan Jones look straight into 5G and offer an artistic interpretation of carrier deployment strategies.
Eurobites: Orange Bolsters African Presence With Subsea Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom goes big in Bavaria; new MVNO targets hearing-loss sufferers; why telco customer experience (often) sucks.
Who's Doing What in the CBRS Band?
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC filings shed light on mix of initial deployment proposals targeting the emerging, shared 3.5GHz band.
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