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Gigabites: Anchor Institutions Aim High
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) has put policy recommendations behind an effort to bring gigabit-plus speeds to all US anchor institutions by the year 2020.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Eurobites: UK Dampens Vodafone's Q1
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bezeq trials G.fast; Telecom Italia, HPE land cloud services contract; Net Insight sees revenues rise.
WiCipedia: Facebook's LGBT Stats, Broettes & 'Tiny Lady Hands'
WiCipedia  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Facebook reveals its LGBT employee stats; Microsoft's HoloLens insults through advertising; ladies in tech get a whole new lexicon; and more.
Facebook Gets Its Drone On
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?
AT&T Covers 380M People With LTE in Q2
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T pushes ahead with LTE, even as it eyes 5G and turns off 2G.
Comcast Prepaid Proves Internet Isn't Cheap
MariNation  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
New prepaid services are a decent option, but not a cheap one.
Cellcom Turns to the Cloud for Its Latest CRM Strategy
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli operator joins the digital transformation gang by selecting Vlocity and its partner Salesforce for cloud CRM capabilities.
ONOS, ONF Create Integrated NFV Approach
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Combining the CORD project with a new open-source leaf-spine fabric for data centers is enabling ONOS and ONF to deliver a total NFV solution for operators.
Is Dish Going Down the Drain?
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  6 comments
Despite gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still reported a record loss of 281,000 subscribers in the second quarter.
How iPass & 60M Hotspots Could Disrupt the Mobile Industry
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  5 comments
The biggest WiFi network you've probably never heard of.
ADVA Has a Growth Spurt but Margins Lag
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.
SK Telecom Sees LTE-M, LoRa as Its 'Two Main IoT Pillars'
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
South Korean telco's IoT strategy includes the use of different technologies for 'low mobility' and 'high mobility' and raises questions about its commitment to Sigfox.
Verizon's Next With VNFs
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  6 comments
The Verizon business unit rolls out three virtual network services on a managed, on-demand basis, offering total flexibility and deployment choices.
Eurobites: Hands Off Our Data, France Tells Microsoft
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange buys into desktop virtualization; BT outage hits banks; Tele2 records loss in Q2.
Upskill U: EdgeConneX on Maneuvering the Metro Data Center Interconnect
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
EdgeConneX examines how web-scale operators and traditional telcos are re-thinking data center strategies in the virtualization environment.
Qualcomm Eyes Early Arrival for 5G Networks
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
On its fiscal Q3 call, Qualcomm says 5G promises a strong decade for the chipmaker.
Mellanox Capitalizes on 25G Transition
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Mellanox turned in its fifth consecutive quarter in which it increased revenue, and during the company's call with analysts, CEO Eyal Waldman explained how new products are likely to help the company extend that run for the next quarter or two.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
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.
Kevin Lo's Move to Facebook: Sign of Things to Come?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/20/2016  |  10 comments
The Google Fiber honcho's defection to Facebook signals a new phase in the relationship between web-scale Internet companies and communications service providers.
Google Using AI to Control Data Center Cooling
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2016  |  3 comments
After testing its DeepMind learning systems to manage the cooling equipment in some of its data centers, Google said it intends to turn control of all its data center cooling systems to DeepMind.
Google Launches West Coast Cloud Region, Natural Language Tools
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Reducing latency for West Coast cloud customers and making it easier for apps to understand plain spoken English.
AT&T, Orange Unite to Press for SDN, NFV Standards
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7/20/2016  |  2 comments
Carriers collaborating to speed up standards that make virtual CPE, SDNs and VNF on-boarding universally interoperable across networks.
Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.
Microsoft Butters Up Land O'Lakes, Lands Boeing, Friends Facebook
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Microsoft inks high-profile cloud deals with three very different companies.
Microsoft: Every Cloud Customer a Potential Software Partner
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Deals like the one Microsoft recently announced with Boeing, where Microsoft Azure will run Boeing's commercial aviation analytics tools, will become more common, company executives said on Microsoft's quarterly earnings call.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Ericsson's CEO
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cautious go-ahead for vectoring plan; Telia sees sales fall in second quarter; Vodafone UK gives Cisco's SON tech a whirl.
Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2016  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.
Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles.
Marvell Has Loss for FY2016, Ended in January
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Marvell Technology reported a loss of $811 million on revenue of $2.7 billion for its fiscal 2016. That compares to Marvell's FY2015, when the company made a profit of $435 million on sales of $3.7 billion.
Innovations: Cheap, Submicron Circuit Printing
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo has developed a new means of printing circuitry onto a substrate that it promises is cheaper and easier than any other option available, while also making an order-of-magnitude leap in diminishing line widths to 0.8 micron.
Windstream Kicks Off Telco Data Center Series at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U launches a series on the Telco Data Center with speakers from Windstream, EdgeConneX, Equinix and the Open Networking Research Center.
Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
Eurobites: Hyperoptic Bags £21M EIB Loan for UK Gigabit Rollout
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach slammed by UK MPs; BT disagrees; low device sales hit Telenor's Q2 revenue.
Telenor Skips India Auction, May Quit Market
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Norwegian operator decides not to participate in India's latest spectrum auction, raising questions about its long-term commitment to the market.
Ericsson 'Doubles' Savings Goal as Sales Slump
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  10 comments
Swedish vendor renews efforts to improve margins as market and macro-economic conditions weigh heavily on second-quarter sales.
SK Telecom Targets Pre-Commercial 5G Deployment In 2017
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  4 comments
SK Telecom will build on its pioneering tests with a new 5G pilot this year and pre-commercial deployment in 2017.
Vodafone Boasts 23Gbit/s 5G Speeds in Tests With Huawei
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone has conducted a 5G field test in the UK that achieved data rates of more than 20 Gbit/s and provided downstream connectivity at 10 Gbit/s for multiple users.
US Govt. Pumps $400M Into 5G Research Program
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  2 comments
NSF will lead $400M R&D program for 5G in the US over the next seven years.
Netflix Sub Slowdown Sends Stock Spiraling
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  4 comments
Higher-than-expected customer churn caught Netflix flat-footed in Q2.
CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi
LRTV Interviews  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
IBM Cloud Gains Aren't Enough
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  2 comments
The cloud and cognitive computing business is up for IBM, but traditional IT continues its downward spiral, according to quarterly earnings reported Monday.
CSPs Face Double Threat From DDoS Trends - Report
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Communications service providers not only face an increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks -- they're also under threat from the web giants in the DDoS protection services market.
VMware Revenues Leap on Networking, Cloud
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The company sees strong growth as it transitions from traditional server virtualization to SDN, storage networking and cloud.
Shaw Starts X1 Phase 2
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Next up for Shaw customers: X1 set-tops to support the Comcast X1 video platform.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
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7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
The Return of Fixed Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/18/2016  |  2 comments
Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.
Eurobites: Doubt Cast on Ericsson Reporting
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: full Opera sale falls through; Huawei does German deal; UK government's Mr Broadband moved on.
SoftBank Muscles In on ARM in $32B Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2016  |  25 comments
Japanese company makes bet on ARM's ability to corner the market for IoT.
AT&T Offers Network Functions On Demand... Sort Of
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T is offering a virtual network functions using its international cloud platform; but while the service might be cutting edge, the business model wears an old school badge.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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Building a Better Connected Russia

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Global Video Business

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
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At UBBS World Tour 2016 at Moscow, Huawei showcases its outstanding progress in video technology.
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