News & Views
Content posted in February 2016
GSMA Catches Flack for MWC Babygate
Que Sera Sarah | 2/29/2016 | 16 comments
Should trade shows be accommodating of parents with infants? The GSMA is grappling with that question after one mom was denied entrance to MWC with her breastfed newborn.
CEO Chat With ZTE's Jane Chen
Between the CEOs | 2/29/2016 | 7 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders met up with ZTE's Jane Chen to talk about 5G, advanced cloud – and being a woman in comms.
Are You My Mentor?
Mentor Monday | 2/29/2016 | 1 comment
Cisco consultant Neelam Ghuiliani shares her thoughts on why having and being a mentor is so important for women in the comms industry at any point in their careers.
TV Everywhere Picking Up Steam
News Analysis | 2/26/2016 | Post a comment
In the latest Adobe Digital Index study, TVE usage climbs more than 20% in Q4 on a year-over-year basis, but US household penetration rate remains low at 17.4%.
The Impact of Virtual Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/26/2016 | 20 comments
Growing demand for virtual reality (VR) products and applications will present some attractive opportunities for communications service providers, but CSPs need to understand their potential role in the emerging VR sector to avoid chasing the wrong options.
Small Cells: The Next Sure Thing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/25/2016 | 4 comments
Small cells have gone from 'next big thing' to 'over-hyped' and back again… but now it looks like 2016 will finally be the Year of the Small Cell.
Nicira Founder Casado Leaves VMware
News Analysis | 2/24/2016 | 2 comments
Martin Casado, the man who co-founded SDN startup Nicira, is now leaving VMware, the company that paid $1.26 billion for his firm, to become a venture capitalist.
AT&T Targets MDUs for GigaPower
News Analysis | 2/24/2016 | 1 comment
AT&T bags new deal with a major real estate developer to offer gigabit service to another 1,800 high-end apartments in five large US markets.
Casa Goes to the (Wireless) Edge
News Analysis | 2/24/2016 | Post a comment
Delving deeper into the wireless space, Casa Systems unveils two new edge products to help mobile providers deliver better service to customers and deploy small cells.
Exclusive: Video Interview With Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016 | Post a comment
In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.
CEO Chat With AT&T's John Donovan
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016 | 8 comments
John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.
NBN Preps for HFC Network Launch
News Analysis | 2/23/2016 | Post a comment
Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator reveals trial results and plans to launch DOCSIS 3.0 service commercially in June, followed by DOCSIS 3.1 service in 2017.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
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