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Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service

Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business and Vonage all had stand-out cloud service offerings for business customers in the past 12 months.

Unified Office CEO: Would You Like Extra Services With That VoIP?

CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.

Eurobites: Ofcom Investigates VoIP Operator Vonage

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TI Sparkle appoints key execs; Etisalat goes with Netcracker's NFV knowhow; Russian cable news.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

Sonus Cuts a New Shape as Ribbon Communications

With the Genband merger process over, Sonus has decided it's time for a new name. Say hello to Ribbon Communications.

'For Sale' Rumor Lights Fire Under Broadsoft's Stock

Share price jumps 11.5% Wednesday following reports of a planned sale, but Broadsoft isn't the only IP communications platform player looking for a buyer.

Windstream Launches Combined UC & SD-WAN Service

Windstream launched the first update to its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions portfolio, which includes the addition of Broadview's OfficeSuite paired with the operator's SD-WAN platform.

Eurobites: Vodafone Signs Up to Open Source IoT Group

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Mobile Austria picks Huawei for optical transport boost; TrueSpeed wins investment for rural rollout; BT qualifies to bid for US government work.

MetTel: SD-WAN Ramp-Up 'Astronomical'

MetTel's VP of Network Services, Ed Fox, shares insight into the spike in demand for SD-WAN and the challenges of meeting that demand.

Sonus & Genband Finally Combine to Form $745M Company

Genband & Sonus to finally merge, as exclusively predicted by Light Reading a year ago.

Versa Branches Out SD-WAN Offering

Versa announced the expansion of its SD-WAN platform to include new security functions, support of WiFi, Ethernet and LTE and third-party VNF hosting.

Versa Adds IPv6 Support to SD-WAN Suite

Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.

The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants

The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.

Sonus Snaps Up Taqua for $20M

Sonus adds to its IP voice technology capabilities and enhances its NFV plans with the acquisition of Taqua, but will stop short of renaming itself Staqua.

Eurobites: BT, Nokia Buddy Up on 5G

In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.

CSPs Shift SMB Mindset From Capex to Opex

Rather than selling services to SMBs that rely heavily on capex, CSPs are shifting the model to opex through network-as-a-service models.

Light Reading Beyond

Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.

Genband & Sonus Deep in Merger Talks?

A buyout would value Sonus at around $600M, but there are still hurdles to be jumped before a deal is done.

Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time

There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.

Leading Lights Deadline Looms

Hurry up folks -- you've got only days to hit the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards.

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