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Content posted in November 2015
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How Amazon TV Could Own Christmas
MariNation  | 
11/30/2015  |  9 comments
Amazon could pull off a coup in the living room this holiday shopping season.
The Business Case for Open Source
Wagner’s Ring  | 
11/30/2015  |  4 comments
Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
Bharti's $9B Network Splurge in India
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2015  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is to embark on a major network upgrade as mobile broadband competition intensifies.
Eurobites: Virgin Slams BT State Aid
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA bags optical monitoring team; Orange in African energy deal; BT offers link to HP cloud.
China Mobile Picks Up TieTong Assets for $5B
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2015  |  1 comment
A full merger between China Mobile and China Tietong represents another step forwards in China's broadband strategy.
Blows Against the Empire: Lidow's Radical GaN Logic
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The co-inventor of the power MOSFET thinks it's possible to make CMOS logic in gallium nitride. If he's successful, everything really does change.
Syniverse CMO: Women Need P&L Roles
Mentor Monday  | 
11/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Mary Clark says to have a real seat at the table, women need to pursue career paths that lead to jobs that affect revenue at their companies.
Cable Gives Thanks for Business Services
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/27/2015  |  18 comments
As we'll explore at the Future of Cable Business Services event, business services keep producing big dividends for MSOs, even though fresh challenges loom.
Facebook in Africa: Beauty or Beast?
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2015  |  12 comments
While some operators have warmed to Facebook's zero-rating model, others still see it as a threat.
4G Drives Telco Capex in India
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2015  |  2 comments
India's operators are committing ever-greater sums to the expansion and modernization of data networks.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Team on Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2015  |  6 comments
Also in today's 'Black Friday' regional roundup: Turkcell bids for TeliaSonera's stake in Fintur; Polkomtel trials voice-over-WiFi with Nokia; Cosmote achieves 500Mbit/s LTE; Altice lands rights to English Premier League.
Helping Streaming Video Steam Ahead
Column  | 
11/27/2015  |  9 comments
Adding virtualized local content delivery capabilities to broadband networks would bring content closer to consumers and boost OTT quality.
Hong Kong Moments
Slide Shows  | 
11/26/2015  |  13 comments
I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong for a few days recently – here are a few views I managed to capture on my phone.
How to 'Get Rich Slowly' the enet Way
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2015  |  1 comment
Alternative fiber network operator in Ireland has a 'get rich slowly' approach to building out its wholesale fiber network.
Eurobites: Glasgow Gets the Gigabit Treatment
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS launches 3G in Kiev; Ericsson opens its 5G Garage; OTE looks to raise €350 million on debt market; Israeli big data startup bags $15 million in Series A.
Centec on Ethernet Switching
Between the CEOs  | 
11/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Giving Thanks – Internet Returns to Aleppo
MariNation  | 
11/26/2015  |  2 comments
Network traffic shows that Internet service returned to Aleppo, Syria in November.
Making OTT Pay Off With Better QoE
Column  | 
11/26/2015  |  3 comments
As OTT video traffic soars, CSPs can use new probing tools to measure and improve their data customers' quality of experience more effectively.
Samsung: No Sale of Wireless Unit
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  37 comments
South Korean giant says no sale, cites continued investment in 5G, SDN and NFV.
What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
Rewired  | 
11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
TiVo's Future Looks Nothing Like Its Past
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  3 comments
TiVo's big growth is in international markets and new data analytics services.
DT Preps Fast Hybrid Routers Beyond Germany
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom is looking at introducing its hybrid routers in markets outside Germany, where it also operates both fixed and mobile networks.
Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.
Eurobites: Orange Fine-Tunes IoT Vision
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media fears repercussions of BT/EE merger; French auction bid details; fiber-to-the-second-home?
Networking Shines in HP's Gloomy Final Earnings
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  9 comments
Full-year revenues for 2015 came in at $103.4 billion, 7% less than in 2014, but networking sales were up 35%.
Wind River, Huawei Join Hands on NFV
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Wind River gains a significant partner, while Huawei takes another step toward disaggregation.
Telefónica's Fiber Fix
Morris Lore  | 
11/24/2015  |  1 comment
Telefónica faces both a surge in infrastructure-based competition and more intrusive regulations.
Unwrapping the White Box
From the Founder  | 
11/24/2015  |  2 comments
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
Skyworks Leaves PMC-Sierra to Microsemi
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2015  |  2 comments
Skyworks gets an $88 million fee and will move on -- possible to consider acquiring any of a number of other semiconductor companies that might be available.
Frontier Gives Telco TV a Boost
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2015  |  6 comments
Frontier intros IPTV service in Durham, N.C. for customers on both its copper and fiber-to-the-home networks.
Eurobites: Accedian Wins Berth at Telefónica
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks demos LTE breakthrough; AlcaLu upgrades Orange in Romania; European Commission nods through Avago/Broadcom deal.
How Might Open Source Fail?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
11/24/2015  |  17 comments
Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
DT's $1.1B Vectoring Plans Thrown Into Doubt After New Ruling
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2015  |  5 comments
Draft regulations appear to have left Deutsche Telekom's latest vectoring plans in disarray.
New IP Boosts Brocade, But Trouble Lies Ahead
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2015  |  2 comments
IP networking sales were up in the fourth quarter while SAN sales declined. And Brocade predicts a sharp downturn for the first quarter of 2016.
Samsung to Sell Wireless Networking Unit?
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  51 comments
Samsung is said to be mulling selling its wireless networking business as the industry consolidates and competition gets hotter.
Zayo to Buy AllStream for $348M
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Zayo continues its acquisition spree, this time picking up AllStream to build its Canadian presence.
Across Continents, Comcast & Liberty Align
MariNation  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast and Liberty Global share CPE strategies.
Jury Still Out on 'Ciscosson' – Reader Poll
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.
Meet the Queen of Laser Radio Tech
Mentor Monday  | 
11/23/2015  |  1 comment
Christina Richards, AOptix's VP of Marketing, crossed the bridge from electrical engineering to marketing, and she shares her advice to women looking to do the same.
Intel Nabs Qualcomm Star Exec to Lead IoT, Computing
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  3 comments
Chip-making giant recruits top executive from its biggest mobile rival.
Eurobites: Jolla Sails Into Choppy Waters
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei joins 5G Exchange project; Bulgaria's Vivacom sold; Cisco snaps up UK teleconferencing firm.
Indian Telcos Start Exploring SDN & NFV
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
With the rollout of higher-speed and costlier networks, India's operators are being forced to look more seriously at SDN and NFV.
Sprint to Get $1.2B From New Leasing Venture
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  10 comments
$1.2B deal, brokered by SoftBank and friends, should take the financial pressure off Sprint somewhat.
Broadcom Switches Support Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
The 802.11ac Wave 2 access points that are on the way are too fast for enterprise IT networks. Broadcom's 2.5G switches will be able to handle Wave 2's faster data rates.
Zayo Sees the Light in Europe's Dark Fiber
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2015  |  Post a comment
The acquisitive "bandwidth infrastructure" player sees a bright future in providing dark fiber services to Europe's mobile operators.
SDOs Do-Si-Do in Dallas
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2015  |  5 comments
A parade of SDOs pledged cooperation in the effort to figure out service delivery over virtual and physical networks, but many questions remain.
Gigabites: Windstream Winds Up Gigabit Plans
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2015  |  1 comment
Windstream is light on details, but says it will launch its first gigabit market in December.
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi
Between the CEOs  | 
11/20/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Bell Labs Boasts Optical Eureka Moment
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2015  |  1 comment
Prototype space-division multiplexed technology opens up the potential to dramatically boost optical network capacity, according to Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.
Eurobites: Vivendi Spooks Telecom Italia Shareholders
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eir in talks to buy Setanta; lawyers smell TalkTalk blood; Deutsche Telekom bans phones for Christmas.
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