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Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Extends Smart Home Platform
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction system; BlackBerry sues Nokia.
SoftBank, DT to Start Talks on Sprint, T-Mobile Merger – Report
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom could end up as the controlling shareholder in a new-look business formed from the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, according to reports.
RSAC 2017 in 4 Words
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2017  |  3 comments
The big news and trends from RSAC 2017 can be summed up in four key words: visibility, IoT, partnership and automation.
Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/17/2017  |  12 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
VTR Taps ActiveVideo's Cloud Video Platform
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Major South American cable operator leverages ActiveVideo's cloud-based video platform to boost VOD usage.
Sen. Schatz: No Big Infrastructure Bill Coming
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) warns the telecom industry not to hitch its wagon to a big infrastructure bill out of Congress.
A Solid First Step Toward Greater Broadband Deployment
Column  | 
2/17/2017  |  2 comments
Private investment is essential if the US is to reach its broadband goals, particularly for connecting rural America, writes former Congressman Rick Boucher.
Arista Passes $1B in Sales
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2017  |  1 comment
Facing competition from Cisco, Arista posted solid financial results for the fourth quarter, as well as for 2016.
HK Operators Slam Regulator Over 5G Spectrum Plans
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong's operators are worried they'll get left behind if the government sticks to its current spectrum allocation timetable.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos Drones for Instant LTE
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ZTE in German tie-up.
YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
WiCipedia: Fintech Flexibility, Snap Missteps & Women of Wearables
WiCipedia  | 
2/17/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Snap Inc. corrects equal pay snafu; fintech offers flexibility; an inspiring Google app; and more.
Nice to See at Least One CSP Taking My Advice
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/17/2017  |  7 comments
Colt is focusing on connectivity. Other telcos should follow its good example.
AT&T Waltzes Towards Massive MIMO
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
And just what constitutes massive MIMO, eh?
US Cellular to Spend $327M on 600MHz Spectrum
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The operator revealed it had won licenses in the auction in an SEC filing.
AT&T Sees Chipsets Tied to Innovation Speed
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Its second chipset collaboration -- this one with Broadcom -- is intended to influence the pace and direction of hardware innovation.
Hybrid Cloud Gains in Popularity, Survey Finds
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
RightScale's annual cloud report shows hybrid and public cloud deployments are gaining strength at the expense of private cloud.
TiVo Sees Some Headwinds Coming
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
While the TiVo-Rovi integration is progressing smoothly, the company expects lower hardware and content protection licensing sales in 2017, plus lower revenue from Comcast.
Cloudifying the Communications Network
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2/16/2017  |  4 comments
Operators want to take advantage of cloudification, but the communications network is not the data center so they need to bridge the gap between the network and the cloud.
Teoco Tunes Up Its Analytics Pitch With Strategic Acquisition
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Teoco has acquired analytics specialist PreClarity for its Conductor platform, which is deployed with a number of major US cable operators.
Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
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2/16/2017  |  6 comments
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
Verizon Adds Drone Management Platform
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2017  |  1 comment
Acquisition of Skyward lets network operator integrate key drone management functions into its IoT and wireless operations.
Broadcast OTT Services Start Scaling
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2/16/2017  |  1 comment
HBO Now, CBS All Access and Showtime's OTT service all now boast about 1.5 million subscribers or more after two years of operation.
Dell Eyes Mid-Market With Hybrid Cloud Offering
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Dell EMC is integrating its hybrid cloud platform to its VxRail appliance with an eye toward mid-market businesses.
Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
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?
Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
Cisco Q2 Earnings Show Company's Ongoing Transition
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco managed to beat the Street during its second quarter, but the company is still trying to move into a new direction.
Women in Tech Leadership Declining – Survey
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2/15/2017  |  1 comment
Despite efforts being made, the number of women in executive and board positions is actually declining in 2017, according to a survey by Silicon Valley Bank.
Versa Adds IPv6 Support to SD-WAN Suite
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.
Metaswitch Eyes VoLTE With OpenCloud Buy
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Combined company will have pure software VoLTE solution with platform for developing new services including mobile UC.
Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
Eurobites: DT, Ericsson Slice 5G With SK Telecom
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat bird blasts off successfully; identity crisis at UK government; Proximus connects cars; Sky fills in notspots at new HQ.
Why IBM Is the Best Fit for Verizon's Enterprise Cloud Business
Shades of Ray  | 
2/15/2017  |  1 comment
Verizon has struck a deal to offload its enterprise cloud services business, Light Reading has learned, and IBM looks like the best fit.
Always 'Just Around the Corner,' AI Finally Arrives
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
AI has perpetually been tomorrow's technology, but now it has arrived, bringing opportunities for enterprises, cloud providers and service providers, says Heavy Reading Analyst Steve Bell.
Comcast Teases X1 With Xfinity Stream
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2/15/2017  |  1 comment
For those Comcast subscribers who can't get X1, there's Xfinity Stream.
Neela Jacques Leaving OpenDaylight
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Executive director departs after four years to find his next big thing, will join Bain Capital.
T-Mobile CEO: M&A Coming but Not Quite Yet
Jonestown  | 
2/14/2017  |  18 comments
T-Mobile is expecting telecoms acquisitions this year, as the content, cable, Internet and wireless industries collapse in on each other, but the operator said that it can continue to grow alone too.
IBM, VMware Cement Cloud Partnership
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
IBM will now distribute VMware's Cloud Foundation and other cloud products through channel partners.
IDT Drops $250M on GigPeak
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
With the acquisition, the company gets itself into the optical interconnect market, complementing its electrical and RF interconnect products.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
Amazon Chime Targets Skype, WebEx
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Amazon is offering its Chime UC products as an alternative to Skype and WebEx.
Is Magic Leap a Mirage of Misogyny & Deceit?
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
A lawsuit, filed by the well-funded startup's former VP of marketing, suggests it created a hostile work environment for women and used misleading marketing.
T-Mobile to Spend Up to $5.1B on LTE in 2017
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
T-Mobile rolls out more 700MHz LTE and plans thousands of small cells in 2017.
Riverbed Optimizing SD-WAN
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New SteelHead box incorporates SteelConnect SD-WAN along with WAN optimization capabilities.
Verizon & Charter: No Sweet Valentines
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Two Wall Street analysts have now concluded that Verizon stands to gain much more from marrying Charter than vice versa.
Just Dirty
Brianiac  | 
2/14/2017  |  3 comments
The test/assurance crowd is missing in action when it comes to testing orchestration software – but whose fault is that?
ADVA Flexes Software Muscles at Optical Layer
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New optical network hypervisor allows flexible control of multivendor optical networking systems for ease of management and provisioning.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Launches 'Digitalization' Unit
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone wants EE to share mast info; BT brings Symantec on board for managed security services; Queen endures cybersecurity spiel.
5 Things We Love for Women in Comms Now
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/14/2017  |  3 comments
In honor of Valentine's Day, WiC is highlighting five of the sites, companies, products, commercials and more related to women at work that we're digging this month.
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From The Founder
Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
Shades of Ray
What to Expect at MWC 2017

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5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Versa: A Lot More Than SD-WAN

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Kelly Ahuja, the new CEO of Versa Networks, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about how Versa offers much more than just SD-WAN, and its plan to grow market adoption in 2017.
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Facebook Gets Physical With Its Security Strategy

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Facebook has introduced new measures that will enable users to secure access to their accounts using a physical 'key' application.
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