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What's at the End of the CORD?
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Tales from the trenches: What's happening in the next-generation telco central office and cable headend.
Does Ericsson's 5G-for-Healthcare Biz Case Need Surgery?
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor demos 5G in a healthcare setting, but the business case for telcos remains doubtful.
Survey Says: SD-WAN No Panacea
Rewired  | 
5/31/2017  |  2 comments
SD-WAN market set to surge but it's not replacing MPLS anytime soon, and there will be security and operational challenges ahead, according to a 451 Research survey.
Boingo CMO: Why We Need More Female Leaders
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Companies make more money when there are women in leadership, Boingo CMO Dawn Callahan says. She shares why there can never be too many women in leadership roles in the tech industry and how to increase today's numbers.
Yvette Kanouff Shares Cisco's Automation Equation
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Yvette Kanouff, senior vice president and general manager of the service provider business at Cisco, tells BCE attendees how the vendor is helping operators and enterprises automate their networks to be simpler, faster, scalable and self-healing.
Eurobites: EU Gives Vivendi OK on Telecom Italia Takeover
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cevian Capital takes 5% stake in Ericsson; unions unhappy about BT's pension cap plan; EU offers cash for public WiFi; London's tube passengers get a signal.
Orange Sets 'Golden Rules' to Score NFV Vendors
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  2 comments
Operator combats cost-optimized proprietary pitches with suitability cores and calls for more defined test models.
Level 3: Lessons From Recent DDoS Attacks
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Internet of Things devices are becoming attack vectors, and the situation will only get worse with the proliferation of devices and malware, as well as the spread of toolkits that hackers can use to create attacks.
Google Taking 3.5GHz Tests to NASCAR
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  5 comments
Google now describes 3.5GHz CBRS wireless as part of a 'secret commercially valuable plan' for the company.
Orange Sees 'Peak' Capex in 2018/19, Ups 2017 Guidance
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
French telecom incumbent is looking at increasing investments where it says there is an opportunity for a quick return.
Ericsson Designates Erik Ekudden as New CTO
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson announced today that Erik Ekudden will take over as Group CTO and head of Technology & Architecture, as of July 1.
Moving From All-IP to All-Cloud Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Moving to cloud-native networks has the potential to simplify telcos' complicated software and make network operations and management more efficient.
Making 5G NR a Reality With Qualcomm
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Listen to Dr. John Smee, VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, describe how the industry is preparing to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for commercial deployments starting as early as 2019.
Cisco Demos Full Duplex
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Full Duplex tech is a preliminary step toward delivering symmetrical 10-gigabit broadband speeds over legacy HFC networks.
The Cable DAA Vendor Race Begins
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  5 comments
Cable Remote PHY deployments have begun, and it's just the start of a massive transformation process in the access network.
Developing Tomorrow's Media Leaders Today
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/30/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading is teaming up with Interactive TV Works to support the Interactive Launch Competition, a case-study competition that promotes new TV, broadband and online technologies and apps.
CenturyLink: Are We All Security Service Providers Now?
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/29/2017  |  4 comments
Responsibility for securing networks is falling more on service providers, says CenturyLink's Tim Kelleher.
Verizon: Service Providers' Futures Rest on Software
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/29/2017  |  Post a comment
If SPs want to avoid being dumb pipes, they'll have to dive deep into software and rethink the centralized cloud, Verizon's Ed Chan says.
Verizon's Ed Chan on the New World for Networks
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/29/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE 2017, Verizon discusses the coming world of sensors and the smart edge, powered by new spectrum and faster fiber uploads.
Zayo's CTO: Respect the Infrastructure!
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/29/2017  |  Post a comment
At BCE, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talks about the critical role of infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers.
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/29/2017  |  10 comments
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
Tech Pipeline & Where the Women Aren't
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2017  |  1 comment
Panel discusses what to do about the pipeline problem for women in emerging technology fields.
Sigfox MEA President Hits the Road, Jacques
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2017  |  5 comments
Thierry Siminger has left the building, Light Reading has learned.
AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. Find out how AT&T is doing that.
Optimizing the 4G Technology Cycle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
LTE-A Pro as not only valuable on its own terms, but also as part of a network strategy that will accelerate the commercial success of 5G.
The Evolution of Assurance for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Those operators that master NFV service assurance early will be able to reap NFV benefits faster and de-risk VNF-based service launches.
WiCipedia: More Uber Upsets & Tennis to Tech
WiCipedia  | 
5/26/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Anita Borg Institute dumps Uber; Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey's board; Clinton & Bush push for a Women's History Museum; and more.
RJio Onslaught Makes Going Tough for Indian Telcos
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Recent earnings reports show that India's telcos are struggling to adapt to the RJio era.
Eurobites: Grow Some Cyberballs, UK Industry Warned
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2017  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CEOs tell European Commission to hold its nerve on deregulation; Spotify hires four directors as it prepares for possible IPO; Apple's design guru stands up for diversity.
EdgeConneX on Industry Headwinds & Tailwinds
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
At BCE 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
Intel's Lynn Comp on Building a Network Community
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/26/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE 2017, Intel's Lynn Comp addressed cross-industry collaboration as central to driving network transformation.
NB-IoT? Not at Those Prices, Say DT Customers
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2017  |  8 comments
Module prices are still far too high for big commercial rollouts of NB-IoT, says a senior executive from Germany's Deutsche Telekom.
4 Steps Toward a Higher Network IQ
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
At BCE 2017, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences.
Oh, the Huge Manatee! Google's US Loon Tests Renewed Into 2020
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2017  |  26 comments
Google gets a major extension for testing its project to deliver wireless Internet from high-altitude balloons in Nevada and beyond.
WOW Doesn't Wow Wall Street
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2017  |  2 comments
IPO falls a bit short but CEO Steve Cochrane says the company is on track for growth and isn't shifting strategies.
Frontier Fast Tracks Gig Plans With G.Fast
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Frontier is partnering with Nokia to take G.fast to the MDU and provide gigabit broadband speeds.
BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
At Light Reading's BCE 2017, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K.
CenturyLink: Biz Needs Better Digital Strategy
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Global survey shows most companies know digital disruption is lurking but only about half have their own transformation strategy.
How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
Between the CEOs  | 
5/25/2017  |  1 comment
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
Eurobites: Sunrise Offloads Towers to Cellnex
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon enjoys profitable first quarter; WannaCry hits Russia's postal service; EU proposes regional content quotas for OTT giants.
WiC Panel: Diversity Must Flow Top Down
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/25/2017  |  2 comments
The service provider panel at BCE's WiC workshop discussed how diversity in company culture starts with top-down, consistent messaging.
Report Examines T&M, Virtualization
The Pediatrician  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading report illustrates strong ties between T&M and virtualization.
Making Video a Basic Service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/25/2017  |  2 comments
It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.
Vodafone Demands 'Cloud-Native' From Its Vendors
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2017  |  2 comments
At BCE 2017, Vodafone's Matt Beal explains Project Ocean's shift to cloud-native applications, a jump some vendors struggle with.
BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation.
Airtel to Spend $2.5B in Capex as RJio Threat Grows
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator is under pressure from RJio's aggressive expansion as well as the merger between two of its chief old-guard rivals.
Apple Looking to Cook 5G Test Devices
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2017  |  7 comments
An FCC request shows the vendor is interested in testing 5G on 28GHz and 39GHz, as Light Reading first reported in November 2016.
BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/24/2017  |  Post a comment
In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see here.
Data Is Currency in OTT Wars
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Data will have a big role to play in OTT deals.
Eurobites: Vodafone to Bank €120M From Malta Merger
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sees Q1 revenues decline; Sky extends A+E content deal; Orange widens accelerator program.
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