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Content posted in September 2015
How to Monetize WiFi (Part 1)
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/30/2015 | Post a comment
Now that cable operators have invested heavily in WiFi, the big question is how they can optimize and monetize their wireless networks most effectively.
EE to Pilot 1Gbit/s 4G Service
News Analysis | 9/30/2015 | Post a comment
The UK's mobile giant has unveiled plans for a pilot of 1Gbit/s 4G services but says it is not looking to compete against fixed-line broadband players.
Gigabit Europe in Pics
Slide Shows | 9/30/2015 | 2 comments
Beer, broadband and supersized snacks: Photos from Light Reading's first Gigabit Europe event and Oktoberfest
Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2015 | 6 comments
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
Gigabit in Europe
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2015 | Post a comment
At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
Telefónica Takes NFV Tu Go
News Analysis | 9/29/2015 | Post a comment
Carrier looks to network virtualization to fuel expansion of a mobile offering that allows customers to access GSM services over WiFi.
AT&T's Band of Women
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 9/28/2015 | Post a comment
Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
Mentor Monday: Nokia's Jane Rygaard
Que Sera Sarah | 9/28/2015 | 2 comments
Talk not about technology, but about what technology can do for you if you want to get more women interested in comms, Nokia's head of partner marketing says.
Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/25/2015 | 5 comments
Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.
Marvell to Exit Smartphone Biz
News Analysis | 9/25/2015 | 1 comment
The company announced a major restructuring that will include layoffs and a refocusing on the automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/25/2015 | Post a comment
Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
DOCSIS 3.1 Is Right on Schedule
News Analysis | 9/24/2015 | 6 comments
The unexpected popularity of 1Gbit/s broadband from Google and the biggest telcos is making cable operators keen to get D3.1 deployed so they can compete with their own gigabit services.
HEVC Gets Its Groove Back
News Analysis | 9/24/2015 | 3 comments
Addressing fears that high fees could slow deployment of Ultra HD video, HEVC Advance has agreed to adjust its rate structure for licensing of patented HEVC technologies.
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