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Arris Bidding for Brocade Unit – Report
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1/16/2017  |  1 comment
Arris is reportedly bidding up to $1 billion for Brocade's networking equipment unit as part of its push into the wireless hardware market.
Eurobites: Ekholm Takes the Reins at Ericsson
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cornerstone negotiations; €1.4 million raised for voice-call app for deaf people; tumbleweed in London's Tech City; the Internet of Posh Shirts.
10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Shades of Ray  | 
1/16/2017  |  3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are ten things I'd like to see in his first ten weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Ciscosson Scores Telco Cloud Deal Down Under
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Partners Cisco and Ericsson are to build a distributed telco cloud architecture for Vodafone Hutchison Australia and it's a deployment likely to attract a lot of attention.
AI Jitters Kick Off 2017
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
AI fears are mounting. Billionaires and philanthropists are investing $27 million in making AI ethical, while another report warns of the 'weaponizing' of the technology.
Verizon CISO Paves Way for Women in Cybersecurity
Mentor Monday  | 
1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Females in cybersecurity are highly underrepresented, so Verizon's Chandra McMahon shares her advice on how other women can follow her lead.
South Korea Seeks Warrant for Samsung Vice Chairman's Arrest
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
South Korean investigators want to arrest Samsung's de-facto boss in a corruption probe.
Iridium Goes 'Phew' After SpaceX Gets Off Ground
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1/16/2017  |  1 comment
Satellite company can breath a sigh of relief after ten of its NEXT satellites successfully make it into low earth orbit.
Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Masergy's Ray Watson says agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the provider today.
Level 3 Bulks Up APAC Security
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1/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Three new scrubbing centers added to address steadily growing botnet threats originating in that region.
Is Paranoid the New Normal Security?
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1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Nyotron enters US with introduction of Paranoid endpoint protection platform.
Next Plugfest Gets G.fast Closer to Market
Brianiac  | 
1/13/2017  |  1 comment
The next G.fast plugfest will lead into the certification process for commercial products, which some service providers will start deploying shortly thereafter -- in just a few months' time.
Switching Redefined for the Virtual Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
As the industry moves toward virtualized solutions in data centers, developers are creating switches to help with the bandwidth backlog service providers are experiencing. As a result, vendors are putting more switch devices on the market than at any time in the past decade.
Big Year Ahead for Cable Network Capex
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1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Jefferies Analyst George Notter projects that MSOs will spend heavily to upgrade their aging access networks in 2017 for greater bandwidth capacity and higher broadband speeds.
Equinix: The Data Explosion
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talks about how the company is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for an IoT future.
DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G
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1/13/2017  |  2 comments
Four of Europe's biggest service providers share details of their evolving views about 5G technology and the 5G strategies they will pursue.
Eurobites: Cybercrime Iceberg Ahoy! – DT
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1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI lines up NFV interop tests in Spain; Telekom Austria teams up with Turner for cartoon channel distribution; EE bringing it all back home.
MANO: A Key Virtualization Component
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
The management and orchestration of virtualized networks is one of the toughest challenges facing operators and their technology suppliers, so there are plenty of initiatives and vendors addressing it.
WiCipedia: Badasses, F Bombs & Deodorant
WiCipedia  | 
1/13/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Secret's 'Pitch' commercial advocates for female tech founders; Finnish girls are rejecting STEM; Bad Bitch cards replace your average deck; and more.
It's the End of TV as We Know It
MariNation  | 
1/13/2017  |  3 comments
In 2017, TV is what consumers make it.
What Facebook's Recruiting Woes Tell Us
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/12/2017  |  3 comments
Making recruiters solely responsible for increasing diversity is not effective when there isn't internal buy in, Facebook's struggles to diversify show.
Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/12/2017  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.
Airtel Launches First Pan-India Payments Bank
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1/12/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator is pushing fast into the mobile banking opportunity.
Who Needs a Gig? Verizon's Got 750 Mbit/s
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1/12/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon's new Fios Instant Internet service promises symmetrical broadband speeds of 750 Mbit/s, but the cost is more than most ISPs charge for full gigabit service.
Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/12/2017  |  1 comment
Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time.
Colt Aims to Ramp Up Asian Investments
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2017  |  1 comment
UK-headquartered operator to roll out new networks in Hong Kong and Singapore, with other Asian cities to follow.
Viptela Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New CEO
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1/12/2017  |  3 comments
Former Cisco and VCE executive Praveen Akkiraju has taken the hot seat at SD-WAN specialist Viptela.
Eurobites: All Change at Telenor's Top Table
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1/12/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT draws on Trend Micro security tech; Cato strengthens EMEA management; Telefónica targets gaming; Sunrise joins FreeMove.
EE: New Tech Is Mobile Revenue Savior
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1/12/2017  |  2 comments
UK mobile operator says revenues would be dropping more sharply were it not for the rollout of next-generation technologies.
Ericsson: 5G Heralds 'New' New Economy
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2017  |  11 comments
Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson suggests that what 5G promises today is just a glimpse of what it will enable tomorrow.
IBM, FDA Look to Blockchain to Secure Health Records
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1/12/2017  |  4 comments
Looking to use the emerging technology to secure patient information, clinical trials, genomic data, mobile devices and Internet of Things technologies.
AT&T: Security Needs to Be at Machine Speed
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1/11/2017  |  3 comments
The response to cyber attacks has to be faster and more efficient, according to AT&T's top security poobah.
Verizon Turns to SevOne for SD-WAN Visibility
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1/11/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon is using SevOne tech to gain visibility into the performance of its SD-WAN service -- will other providers have to go the same route?
Ellen Pao Returns to VC to Tackle Tech Diversity
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1/11/2017  |  1 comment
Pao is joining the non-profit Kapor Center for Social Impact as a venture partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to help startups institutionalize diversity.
Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/11/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.
Liberty's Malone Eyes Cable Takeover of T-Mobile – Report
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1/11/2017  |  4 comments
The cable cowboy is optimistic that Trump will prove more open to industry consolidation than his presidential predecessor.
Verizon Proves NG-PON2 Interoperability
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.
Eurobites: EC Doubles Down on Data Privacy
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1/11/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT streams basketball live on Facebook; Deutsche Telekom rolls out WiFi on shorter flights; Google locked in Italian tax talks; Orange connects Hertz rental cars.
India's Jio to Disrupt (Again) With Low-Cost 4G Phones
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Efforts to drive down the cost of devices could spur 4G adoption in India.
SingTel Takes Pre-5G Steps, Boasts 450Mbit/s 4G
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Singaporean operator is rolling out a number of more advanced 4G features in preparation for a 5G future.
Application Containers Poised for Growth
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The application containers market remains relatively small, but that's about to change, according to a report from 451 Research. By 2020, this segment of the cloud market is expected to be worth more than $2.7 billion, with more enterprises and developers willing to invest and adopt the technology.
Rackspace Picks Cotten as New Prez
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1/10/2017  |  1 comment
Jeff Cotten will lead global sales, international business and Rackspace's fastest-growing business segments.
Elastic Visibility Into Your Clouds – Without the Strain
Column  | 
1/10/2017  |  1 comment
As companies virtualize, too many fail to bring anywhere near the same rigor to monitoring their cloud services that they'd applied to their physical networks -- and that's playing with fire.
5G: Another Next-Generation Disappointment?
Morris Lore  | 
1/10/2017  |  9 comments
The forthcoming 5G standard sounds impressive, but it seems unlikely to reinvigorate the telco business.
How Cable Plans Symmetrical Gigabit via FDX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/10/2017  |  1 comment
With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.
Cisco's Cloud Video Platform Grows Up
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1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
This is what happens when Cisco's Videoscape portfolio matures into the Infinite Video Platform.
How AT&T's FCC End Run Could Backfire
Breznick Unbound  | 
1/10/2017  |  2 comments
The big question is how President-elect Trump will react to the attempt by AT&T and Time Warner to circumvent FCC review of their proposed deal.
Eurobites: Nokia, Ooredoo Top 1 Tbit/s in Algerian Trial
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1/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals claim success with spectrum-capping campaign; Magyar Telekom reorganizes; Sonera in jobs talks; Snap digs in in London.
CES 2017: WIC's Picks & What Made Us Sick
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/10/2017  |  5 comments
Virtual reality wasn't the only vomit-inducing feature of this year's CES. Booth babes and boys' clubs were still dominant, although there was progress afoot in Vegas.
IaaS, PaaS Drive Cloud Market
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1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud revenue increased 25% over the last four quarters, with most enterprises spending on IaaS and PaaS, according to a report from Synergy Research Group. Hosted private cloud and SaaS also helped drive the market.
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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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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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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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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. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Heavy Reading: Big Video Set to Disrupt

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore talks about the challenges of managing and monetizing bandwidth-intensive video, and how service providers will need to transform their networks to cope with the big video explosion.
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Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt

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Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst of IoT, Steve Bell, tells Light Reading how the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform service provider markets, business models and mindsets, and how virtualizing the network core and Fog networking is key to meeting the agility and flexibility demands of IoT in the future.
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Ensemble SmartWAN Explained

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Ray Le Maistre and Prayson Pate, CTO of the Ensemble division at ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the details around the recent Ensemble SmartWAN announcement from ADVA and its potential impact on the SD-WAN movement as it goes virtual.
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Telstra Shares Digital Dos & Don'ts

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Telstra's Managing Director of EMEA Tom Homer shares his insight into what makes a good partner in today's digital world.
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