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Eurobites: KPN Buys Into Healthcare Sector
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8/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: western Europe still taking the tablets; Scottish parliament under cyber attack; Uber makes partial withdrawal from Finland; Accedo boosts Channel 4's catch-up service.
VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her
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8/16/2017  |  Post a comment
It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
CenturyLink Touting New MVP
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8/15/2017  |  Post a comment
That's Minimal Viable Product, a process that's speeding up CenturyLink's service rollouts.
Why Disney Could End Up Streaming for AT&T
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8/15/2017  |  1 comment
When Disney buys BAMTech, AT&T could become a defacto customer for video infrastructure services.
WOW Eyes Edge for Expansion
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8/15/2017  |  Post a comment
The number six US cable operator seeks to use proceeds from recent IPO and Chicago fiber network sale to fund the extension of its HFC network to adjoining service territories.
Intel CEO Leaves Trump Biz Advisory Board
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8/15/2017  |  10 comments
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich had stood with Trump on high-profile initiatives, but left an executive board of business advisors after the President's slow response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Engagement, Brand Perception Depend on Video QoE – Akamai
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8/15/2017  |  1 comment
A new study commissioned by Akamai used new technology-based research methods to evaluate test subjects' responses to video streams at different qualities.
Orchestration Startup UBiqube Pivots Away From NFV
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8/15/2017  |  4 comments
NFV MANO has been too slow to develop, so UBiqube is refocusing on the enterprise.
Eurobites: Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Share Mobily Moolah
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8/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT demos FTTdp-based Gfast tech; Openet lands Orange Poland BSS contract; Clavister sees revenues rise in Q2; Norway set for supersized data center in Arctic Circle; BT culls its booths.
IBM: Wait Is Over for Deep Learning
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8/14/2017  |  1 comment
Or at least significantly shorter, thanks to IBM's recent breakthrough in deep learning performance, as IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter explains to Light Reading.
Unicom's Profit Soars as Private Investors Are Lined Up
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8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
China Unicom has hinted at much stronger H1 profits than expected as it advances plans to bring private investors on board.
Demystifying the 3GPP
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8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
An insider's perspective on how 4G and 5G standards get created.
Are Cord-Cutting's Days Numbered?
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/14/2017  |  14 comments
While cord-cutting surged in the second quarter and promises to rise again this quarter, could the proliferation of OTT services lead consumers back to pay-TV bundles eventually?
Verizon Video Woes Pile On
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8/14/2017  |  5 comments
Verizon is a long way from the go-go days of Fios TV expansion.
Eurobites: Telefónica Considers OTT Route to Exploit Own Content
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8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investor calls for new BT boss; Altice moves towards full buyout of SFR; European Commission approves use of VULA products in Germany.
Analyst Nolle: Fundamental Errors Plague NFV
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8/11/2017  |  7 comments
Former leader of CloudNFV group says industry took a wrong turn on NFV years ago and is now paying a heavy price.
No More Navel-Gazing: CORD Speeds Automation
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8/11/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading takes a look into the open-source Central Office Reimagined as a Data Center project.
Liberty Global Claims UK Turnaround
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8/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global boasts big gains in next-gen video subs and new growth momentum after rebooting its Project Lightning initiative in the UK.
Uber Investor Sues to Kick Kalanick Off Board
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8/11/2017  |  2 comments
Benchmark Capital wants to remove ousted CEO Kalanick from the Uber board and curtail his alleged plans to stack it with loyalists and return to the company after a leave of absence.
Snapchat Misses Estimates, Eyes Reality Shows
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8/11/2017  |  6 comments
Snapchat has been seen as the primary competitor for Facebook in the coming years, but now it has missed Wall Street expectations for two straight quarters. Will investors keep the faith?
PCCW Sells $110M Stake in Its OTT Unit
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8/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The video and music streaming service unit of Hong Kong giant PCCW is taking on some notable new investors that will jointly own a minority stake.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Friends Form Automotive Edge Computing Consortium
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8/11/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Encouraging trends from Tecnotree; Manx Telecom suspends its CFO; Avanti seeks a new CEO.
WiCipedia: Podcasts, Charity Tech & Micro-Aggressions
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8/11/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A guide to podcasts by and for women; college women in STEM experience gender exclusion; harassment in tech is the norm in Oz/NZ; and more.
Where Is My Data & Why Should I Care?
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8/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Even in the cloud, location matters thanks to regulation, as Ashwin Krishnan of Hytrust explains.
SK Telecom Plans to Extend 5G Range With Repeater
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8/10/2017  |  1 comment
SKT has tested out a new repeater on its 5G trial network in Seoul.
ATIS: Connected Car Security an Industry-Wide Issue
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8/10/2017  |  5 comments
New white paper signals movement forward in telecom standards group's collaboration with auto industry.
400 Gigabit Ethernet Is Here, but Who Benefits?
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8/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Who benefits from the new Ethernet protocol and why? Ixia Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Harris has some suggestions.
Eurobites: Telit's CEO Probe Not Cool for Cats
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8/10/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel takes a near 10% stake in Zain; Interoute improves its margins; Ericsson lands role in smart meter project.
Facebook Flexes Its Video Muscle With Launch of 'Watch'
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8/10/2017  |  2 comments
Facebook is launching a new video tab, called Watch, dedicated to video shows and offering professionally produced content.
SD-WAN Security a Headache?
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8/9/2017  |  3 comments
MetTel's Ed Fox explains the SD-WAN deployment challenge in assisting enterprise customers is making the transition from a legacy approach to security to a secure SD-WAN.
Altice Weighs Charter Bid – Report
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8/9/2017  |  1 comment
Altice is reportedly preparing to join the bidding contest for Charter Communications after Charter snubbed overtures by Sprint and SoftBank two weeks ago.
Big Data Is on CenturyLink's 'Automation' Wish List
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8/9/2017  |  2 comments
Having developed a multidomain-orchestrator approach to NFV, CenturyLink now needs a way for that orchestrator to understand the network. Enter big data.
Cable One Pulls Rabbit Out of Hat Again
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8/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Still whittling down its video customer base, rogue US MSO boosts revenues, income and profit margins by raising video and broadband rates and slashing costs.
US to Examine Qualcomm's Complaints Against Apple
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8/9/2017  |  Post a comment
The ITC will look into Qualcomm's complaints against Apple within the next 45 days.
Eurobites: Nokia Spearheads Cloud-Native 5G Platform Initiative
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8/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Cloud services player OVH continues its expansion; MegaFon boasts near-Gigabit LTE capabilities; and Ireland's Imagine dreams of fixed wireless broadband success.
Disney Joins OTT Bandwagon
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8/9/2017  |  7 comments
Following on the heels of CBS, Disney announced the forthcoming launch of a global direct-to-consumer streaming service.
Gigabit LTE Takes to the Air
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/8/2017  |  2 comments
Just a few years ago, Gigabit mobile broadband was almost unthinkable. In 2017 it will be a reality.
Windstream Launches Combined UC & SD-WAN Service
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8/8/2017  |  Post a comment
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.
Will Messaging Market Leave Telecom Behind?
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8/8/2017  |  7 comments
Chatbot and messaging platform entrepreneur warns that telecom network operators are about to be left behind if they don't move quickly on RCS.
AT&T/TW Ruling Could Be Delayed – Report
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8/8/2017  |  3 comments
A final DOJ vote will likely now happen in the fall.
CBS Streaming Service to Expand Globally
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8/8/2017  |  1 comment
US broadcaster CBS has announced that it will be launching its OTT streaming service in Canada in the first half of next year, followed by several other countries.
Mediacom Motors Along
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8/8/2017  |  3 comments
Fifth-largest US MSO sees another steady increase in broadband subscribers in the second quarter as it keeps extending gigabit service throughout its territories.
Google Fires Engineer Over Gender Manifesto
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8/8/2017  |  33 comments
Google terminates the engineer who wrote a ten-page memo criticizing the company's diversity practices and blaming gender imbalance on psychological differences.
Eurobites: Slow Going for Liberty Global Europe in Q2
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi denies having control of Telecom Italia; UK government sounds warning on cyber-sloppiness; KCOM fined for emergency call failings.
Brocade Spins Off SDN Controller Into Lumina
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8/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Brocade's SDN controller business has a new home at Lumina Networks, under the stewardship of ex-Brocadian CEO Andrew Coward.
Open Source Champion Zannos Joins Inocybe
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8/7/2017  |  Post a comment
John Zannos, formerly of Canonical, has joined Inocybe as chief revenue officer as the company expands into San Francisco, Boston and London.
VEON's Digital Overhaul Much More Than Rebranding
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8/7/2017  |  3 comments
The world's seventh-biggest telco by customer numbers has made a new digital platform the very centerpiece of its strategy.
TiVo Boosts Financial Outlook
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2017  |  2 comments
With the TiVo-Rovi integration still moving ahead at a good clip and new deals coming in, the company has raised its revenue and pre-tax income forecasts for the year.
Sprint Resumes Prelim Merger Talks With T-Mobile – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2017  |  6 comments
Are we getting to the end of Sprint's long M&A road?
South Korean Feds Seek 12-Year Sentence for Samsung Boss
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8/7/2017  |  1 comment
Samsung Vice Chairman Lee denies allegations as the trial draws to a close.
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars

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Service provider Three has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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