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Top TV Trends Heading Into IBC
MariNation  | 
8/31/2016  |  1 comment
What was previously big is only getting bigger.
Digital ID Specialist UXP Raises Another C$8M
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  1 comment
Further financial backing led by cable guys John Malone and John Risley.
SKT Gets Deeper Into IoT Game
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  8 comments
South Korea's biggest operator is now offering IoT services at a fraction of the price it was previously charging.
Eurobites: Nokia Patents President Jumps Ship
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opens mmWave testing lab; Telenet upgrades mobile network with ZTE; Telefónica reconsiders infrastructure unit IPO.
Conferences & Communities Grapple With IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Dealing with the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) will require not just an ecosystem of companies and government agencies, but also a broad, engaged community of thought leaders.
AT&T, Samsung & Friends Plot Crisp 5G Demos for the Fall
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T is ready to do more testing in Austin, while Samsung has asked for licenses to show off its system to Verizon and, reportedly, Google.
France's Bouygues, Iliad Gain From Bigger Rivals' Pain
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  1 comment
France's two smallest network operators are profiting at the expense of Orange and Numericable-SFR.
Ericsson Kickstarts 5G RAN Arms Race
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  2 comments
Thought commercial 5G network products were years away? Not according to the Swedes…
Dell-EMC Deal Closes Next Week
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  1 comment
After clearing Chinese regulatory approval, the two companies are looking to combine to create an enterprise, hybrid cloud, mobile and security powerhouse.
Connecting the Unconnected Car
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  6 comments
A lot of people who want smart cars are stuck with dumb ones -- so is there anything that can be done to 'connect' the unconnected car?
Sprint Ups the 4G Speed Ante to 230 Mbit/s
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  3 comments
Three carrier aggregation move is key building block on the road to 5G, says Sprint COO Technology Gunter Ottendorfer.
Could FreedomPop Unshackle VimpelCom?
Morris Lore  | 
8/30/2016  |  3 comments
Mikhail Fridman's $50 million investment in a plucky MVNO could spur digital and cultural transformation at his telecom business.
AI Paving the Way for 5G, IoT
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  5 comments
Networks need to be smarter to handle anticipated traffic booms and network reshaping that 5G and IoT will bring.
VMware: Cloud Eliminating IT? That's 'Crazy'
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  1 comment
Even in a cloud universe, apps still require manageability, security, compliance and IT departments to deliver them, say VMware executives.
Comcast Streams More... But Only for Students
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  2 comments
Xfinity on Campus is available at more than 60 schools, but Xfinity Stream has only launched in a handful of markets.
Cisco Snaps Up ContainerX
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  3 comments
Cisco has bought container-management specialist ContainerX for an undisclosed fee in a further sign of business diversification.
New Licensing Fix Could Speed the Road to 4K
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Can a new compromise proposal cut through disagreements between patent holders and smooth the way for faster HEVC adoption?
Eurobites: Russian Billionaire Pumps $50M Into FreedomPop
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU wants Ireland to wrestle $13 billion in back taxes off Apple; Iliad in talks with Vivendi over Canal+ deal; 4G in Egypt.
Is 700MHz Too Costly for India's Telcos?
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  Post a comment
The minimum prices attached to 700MHz licenses are likely to deter all but India's biggest and wealthiest operators from bidding for these airwaves.
VMware & Dell CEOs See Massive NFV Opportunity
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
The service provider market is moving to VMware and Dell's strengths, and the two companies intend to capitalize on that industry change as Dell acquires a controlling interest in VMware, CEOs Pat Gelsinger and Michael Dell said Monday.
600MHz Auction Climbs Over $22B
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2016  |  8 comments
The 600MHz low-band spectrum auction starts the week topping $22 billion.
Verizon 4G Is Now 50% Faster in 461 Cities
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2016  |  6 comments
Verizon has updated its 4G LTE network in 461 cities coast-to-coast to deliver data speeds that could peak at over 100 Mbit/s.
SDN + AI: A Powerful Combo for Better Networks
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2016  |  5 comments
AT&T and Level 3 execs explain how AI and machine learning are being built into network platforms that deliver more reliability and security.
Hurdles Ahead for 4K, HDR
MariNation  | 
8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
What's holding 4K TV back? Quite a few things.
VMware Seeks Cloud Dominance by Building Bridges
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2016  |  1 comment
New platform and orchestration tools are designed to let enterprises and service providers bridge public, private and hybrid clouds, including IBM, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
The Return of Offload: Sticking Plaster or Preventative Medicine?
Column  | 
8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
'WiFi offload' became something of a dirty term for a while, but Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser thinks 4G service providers are having to re-think their position.
Making Mentoring a Priority
Mentor Monday  | 
8/29/2016  |  6 comments
Mentoring has been key to the career of Ciena's Keri Gilder, and now she is making sure its value forms part of the company's DNA.
Rackspace Sale Speeds Pivot to Cloud Support
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  2 comments
Apollo Global Management is scooping up the cloud provider for $4.3 billion.
Gigabites: Survey Says Gig Service Is a Moneymaker
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  4 comments
Adtran finds the market for gigabit services has changed drastically in two years, with a number of operators even making money from gigabit broadband now.
Is There No Stopping Huawei?
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  9 comments
The Chinese equipment behemoth is sprinting ahead of its rivals.
Google Fiber Can't Be Called a Failure
Rewired  | 
8/26/2016  |  20 comments
Internet giant's initiative rewrote the local broadband story for many cities in the US.
Eurobites: Ericsson Eases Estonia's Public Sector Into the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE does deal with Apple Music; Vivendi looks to cut costs at pay-TV unit; TV content rights shake-up in the offing across EU.
UXP's Gemini Waghmare
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
8/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
WiCipedia: Should Men Be Included? & Olympians Face Discrimination
WiCipedia  | 
8/26/2016  |  13 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Should men attend women's conferences?; women still minority in finance and advertising; sexism at Rio Olympics; and more.
FirstNet: A Billion-Dollar Boondoggle?
Jonestown  | 
8/26/2016  |  17 comments
FirstNet is still on the starting blocks and seems to have been technologically outstripped by existing commercial networks.
Brocade Revenue Climbs on Ruckus Acquisition, But Earnings Fall Hard
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  Post a comment
'Healthy product demand' for Ruckus's wares sent revenue up, but it wasn't enough to offset slumps elsewhere.
Brocade Teases Big September Router Launch
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  1 comment
A new router based on the Broadcomm Jericho switch is designed for big enterprise and service provider networks.
Google Fiber Downsizing Not Confirmed
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  7 comments
Reports are mixed on whether Google Fiber is about to undergo significant downsizing.
ZTE Gains Ground on Ericsson, Nokia in H1
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor reports growth in sales and profits while its big Western rivals struggle.
Solving for the Next Netflix Effect
MariNation  | 
8/25/2016  |  2 comments
A look at what should be keeping network operators up at night.
Verizon Enterprise CIO Plans Strategic IT Push
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  6 comments
Vic Bhagat comes from EMC and GE and is planning to put IT at the center of VES strategy and sales.
Achieving a Fully Automated IoT World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The Internet of Things could trigger a global transformation of economics and culture on an unprecedented level.
Eurobites: Intelsat Launch Boosts Connectivity in Africa, Middle East
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hull gets a gigabit; Ooredoo's new man in Algeria; LoopUp valued at £40 million in IPO; Orange denies Vivendi deal.
Operators Launch WiFi Roaming Project
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  1 comment
Initiative aims to bring free public international WiFi roaming to cities around the world.
Tech Giants Team Up on 3.5GHz Initiative
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm are looking at ways of using a block of 3.5GHz spectrum that has just become available.
Axiata Profits Plunge on OpCo Woes
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Malaysian operator is struggling in a number of its most important country markets.
San Diego Padres Swing for the Fences With IoT
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The San Diego Padres, with an assist from Qualcomm and OSIsoft, are using sensors, data collection and analytics in a bid to reduce operating costs by 25%.
How the Padres Hit an IoT Home Run
Slide Shows  | 
8/25/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading visits San Diego's Petco Park to see how the Padres baseball team is using IoT to slash operations costs.
'Cunning' Kobi Denied Bail
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  3 comments
Comms industry crook denied bail after pleading guilty to securities fraud.
FCC's 600MHz Auction Tops $16B
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2016  |  5 comments
Bidding ramps up, but it is nowhere close to the $88.4B the broadcasters are asking -- yet.
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