Shades of Ray | 11/30/2018 | 1 comment
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
Shades of Ray | 11/29/2018 | 2 comments
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
Shades of Ray | 10/16/2018 | 3 comments
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
Shades of Ray | 9/12/2018 | Post a comment
The challenge facing network operators with long-term 5G ambitions is enormous from a technology, skills and financial perspective – sharing the load will be essential.
Shades of Ray | 9/6/2018 | 1 comment
Ericsson's 5G transport partnership picks are telling.
Shades of Ray | 8/28/2018 | 2 comments
Or are we into FUD territory?
Shades of Ray | 7/4/2018 | 6 comments
What isn't a security risk these days?
Shades of Ray | 6/21/2018 | 9 comments
There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
Shades of Ray | 5/10/2018 | Post a comment
The shortlist for the Company of the Year (Public) category features eight impressive contenders.
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2018 | Post a comment
The shortlist for the Outstanding Components Vendor category features five strong contenders.
Shades of Ray | 4/13/2018 | 11 comments
Local branch of Australian service provider causes s**tstorm with advert stating preference for white staff.
Shades of Ray | 2/28/2018 | Post a comment
Great coffee is essential when at Mobile World Congress and, once again, Spirent has delivered.
Shades of Ray | 2/15/2018 | 9 comments
The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.
Shades of Ray | 2/13/2018 | Post a comment
Israeli hybrid network management specialist has a new customer to go with its new strategy – now will it sink or swim?
Shades of Ray | 1/9/2018 | 6 comments
Chinese giant was hoping to seal a smartphone distribution deal with AT&T but higher powers are still wary of Huawei, it seems.
Shades of Ray | 12/3/2017 | 1 comment
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look east...
Shades of Ray | 10/17/2017 | 4 comments
What does automation mean for the carrier community? We need to talk about this...
Shades of Ray | 9/26/2017 | Post a comment
Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.
Shades of Ray | 7/14/2017 | 6 comments
In China, consumers can now place a Kentucky Fried Phonecall.
Shades of Ray | 5/11/2017 | 1 comment
I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.
Shades of Ray | 3/6/2017 | Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Shades of Ray | 2/21/2017 | 5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Shades of Ray | 2/21/2017 | 4 comments
I'm prepared for the worst that Barcelona can throw at me.
Shades of Ray | 2/17/2017 | 15 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
Shades of Ray | 2/16/2017 | 2 comments
A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?
Shades of Ray | 2/15/2017 | 2 comments
Verizon has struck a deal to offload its enterprise cloud services business, Light Reading has learned, and IBM looks like the best fit.
Shades of Ray | 2/9/2017 | 1 comment
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.
Shades of Ray | 1/16/2017 | 3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Shades of Ray | 1/5/2017 | 3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
Shades of Ray | 12/23/2016 | 2 comments
The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.
Shades of Ray | 12/20/2016 | Post a comment
More than 10,000 industry professionals have now registered with the online database for the virtualization community.
Shades of Ray | 12/15/2016 | Post a comment
With more than 650 companies and industry organizations signed up to the Testapedia database, the test and measurement sector is clearly thriving.
Shades of Ray | 12/8/2016 | 7 comments
The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…
Shades of Ray | 11/9/2016 | 9 comments
Former executive and now head of innovation at Sweden's national carrier writes a blunt open letter to the new Ericsson CEO.
Shades of Ray | 10/20/2016 | Post a comment
The broadband world is no longer just about faster connectivity – underpinning the distributed cloud is its key role now.
Shades of Ray | 9/20/2016 | 1 comment
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.
Shades of Ray | 9/9/2016 | 11 comments
Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want Obama to 'give away the Internet' – well, OK, but…
Shades of Ray | 9/8/2016 | 2 comments
Google and Box have struck a relationship that might baffle those with a legacy view of the world.
Shades of Ray | 9/7/2016 | 2 comments
IBC starts this week in the Netherlands, or is it Holland? It's certainly being supported by the Dutch.
Shades of Ray | 7/22/2016 | 7 comments
The social media giant's solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to provide Internet access to remote locations, has taken to the skies – but why?
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016 | 1 comment
European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016 | 2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Shades of Ray | 7/13/2016 | 3 comments
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
Shades of Ray | 6/29/2016 | 14 comments
The UK's decision to quit the European Union has had global reverberations but it's hard to tell exactly how bad the aftershocks will be.
Shades of Ray | 6/10/2016 | 7 comments
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.
Shades of Ray | 6/8/2016 | 3 comments
The need for service provider collaboration on next-generation network security innovation is my key takeaway from a brief visit to the InfoSecurity show in London.
Shades of Ray | 5/20/2016 | 3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2016 | Post a comment
ADVA has further developed the virtual switch technology it brought on board with the acquisition of Overture and is ready to pitch it into commercial NFV environments following an independent evaluation of the technology.
Shades of Ray | 4/20/2016 | Post a comment
A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.
Shades of Ray | 4/13/2016 | Post a comment
Who deserves to be welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year? Let's take a look – and you can vote for your favorites.
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After years of development, data center construction gradually goes standard and modular.