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What Lies Ahead for CSPs
Column  | 
1/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Here are some predictions about what communication service providers face in the coming year.
Last Look – CES 2018 Spectacular, in Photos
Slide Shows  | 
1/22/2018  |  1 comment
And the photos really don't do it justice.
Digital Realty Adds Oracle to Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Data center operator touts private connections via Service Exchange, and adds Oracle Cloud.
Europe Urges US to Block Trump on Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2018  |  2 comments
European politicians proclaim their passion for net neutrality and urge the US to fall in love with it once again.
Eurobites: Telefónica Sets Up 5G 'Living Labs'
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook evangelizes in Europe; Telia Carrier lands Costa Rican contract; Deutsche Telekom takes IoT offer to Brazil.
AT&T's Sports Boss Shares Her Playbook
Mentor Monday  | 
1/22/2018  |  1 comment
Catherine González Pack, who leads the team responsible for NFL Mobile Ticket, talks about her journey from the military to mobile and how she takes risks, asks the right questions and doesn't take no for an answer.
Cable One Goes Gig-Wide
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  1 comment
Seventh-largest US MSO says it now offers its GigaOne service to more than 95% of the 1.6 million homes in its legacy footprint and will reach 100% coverage by year-end using DOCSIS 3.0 technology.
FCC's Clyburn Not Buying What Pai's Selling
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Nothing's ever easy at the FCC.
WiCipedia: Best Places to Work & Restroom Lines Tell All
WiCipedia  | 
1/19/2018  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: VC sees a slow influx of women; new tech hubs offer jobs but no minority takers; the best companies to work for in 2018; and more.
Has the 5G Upturn Begun?
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  3 comments
A flurry of 5G announcements and rivalries in the US could point to an improvement in mobile equipment markets.
Eurobites: Will Telenor Bail Out of the Balkans?
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom considers splitting T-Systems; Arcep opens its 5G window; Tele Columbus goes with Netcracker for billing.
NFV-SDN Spurs CenturyLink Integration
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
VP James Feger says ability to virtualize services across CenturyLink and Level 3 physical assets will speed up product, service integration.
Samsung Plots New 5G Modem – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  5 comments
Exynos is expected to be commercially available in 2019.
Sin City Aims to Be the Next Tech Hub
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Michael Sherwood, director of technology and innovation for the City of Las Vegas, talks about the city's partnership with Cisco, its roadmap for the future and how Las Vegas plans to become a premier destination for new tech companies.
Sprint, Cox Go From Patent Suit to Partnership
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  1 comment
Sprint ends patent suit and gains opportunity to densify its network with access to Cox's wireline broadband infrastructure.
Another Tough Year in Store for Indian Telcos – Research
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Fresh price cuts by disruptive new entrant Reliance Jio will add to the pressure on the rest of India's operators.
Comcast Plays Wireless Card for SMBs
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast Business is rolling out Connection Pro, an automatic 4G wireless backup Internet connection for its nearly 2 million small-to-midsized business customers across the US.
Qualcomm Raises Profit Forecast for FY19, Citing 5G & More
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm raises profit expectations as it tries to fight off a $103 billion bid from Broadcom.
Why Gfast Is About to Come of Age
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/18/2018  |  2 comments
The Gfast rollout, which has been stalled while network operators conduct trials and chipset vendors develop new Amendment 3 chipsets, is set to start in 2018 with a ramp-up in 2019.
Eurobites: Vodafone Slices the Fixed Network With Huawei
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and CityFibre bring their gig to Milton Keynes; Ericsson trials data center energy management system; Ofcom revises spectrum auction timetable.
It's Not Skynet; It's Ambient Intelligence
MariNation  | 
1/18/2018  |  2 comments
I, for one, welcome our robot overlords. So does Amazon.
Net Neutrality Moves Are as Futile as Trump's Comb-Over
Morris Lore  | 
1/18/2018  |  8 comments
What do Brexit, Trump's hair and net neutrality have in common?
Comcast Wades Into 4K Winter Olympics
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
For the first time, X1 subscribers will get access to 4K HDR coverage of the Olympic Games on something other than a Samsung smart TV app. But it won't be live, and it won't be everything.
Windstream: SD-WAN a Retail Smash
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's legacy of serving retail market combined with virtualization technology is sparking significant service growth.
NFL & Amazon Team for Streaming Gains
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  1 comment
In its first year of streaming NFL Thursday night games, Amazon said its Prime Video unit drew 17% higher game viewership than Twitter's similar offering last season.
Congress, Courts Ready to Rumble With FCC
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Five things you need to know.
Eurobites: Telia Takes Its Packet Core to the Cloud With Nokia
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox confirms what LR knew; TIM re-starts talks over Canal+ JV; Italy's Enter offers SD-WAN services.
AT&T Warned to Cut Ties With Huawei – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  2 comments
US operator is reportedly told to sever ties with Chinese equipment supplier.
Ericsson Goes Dotty for 5G Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor gives its small cell offering a 5G makeover.
The Cumulus Networks Success Story
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Cumulus Networks helps organizations of all sizes and across all verticals to adopt web-scale networking technologies simply and affordably.
CORD: Calling All Systems Integrators
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The open source project finds telcos eager for deployment as part of their edge compute strategies, but systems integration help is lacking.
Analyst: Verizon's Fixed 5G Is a Loss Leader for Mobile
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  5 comments
New Street estimates it could cost Verizon $35B to deploy fixed wireless 5G to 32 million homes in the US over 7 years.
ONAP Adds Verizon, Claims De Facto Title
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  2 comments
Verizon joins ONAP as a platinum member, expecting to influence its direction and possibly other operators and vendors.
Comcast to AWS: I Dub Thee Preferred Cloud
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Comcast and AWS are going steady, but not exclusive.
Cisco at CES: Creating the Self-Managing Network
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
At CES, Cisco SVP and GM of the service provider business Yvette Kanouff talks about how operators can transition toward more automated operations.
Eurobites: BT Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is on Fiber Broadband
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout; Iliad Italy goes for youth; Orange deputy CEO on the move?
ETSI's Zero Touch Group Gains Support, Kickstarts Its Automation Engine
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The industry body's new automation group has more big-name members from the operator and vendor communities and, following its inaugural meeting, an early plan of action.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith on Software's Brave New World
CxO Spotlight  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The DWDM company has grown into Ethernet networking and now open software architectures. We sat down with CEO Gary Smith to get a fix on Ciena's current identity.
Ericsson Lurches to $1.8B Write-Down
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  5 comments
Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Raising Your Voice
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Voice-driven smart speakers, social media censorship and 5G fury. Oh, and donuts.
Dish Serves Up New Broadband Plan
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Because standalone TV is a difficult business.
Choi Succeeds Jacobfeuerborn as DT Tech Boss
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Management shake-up leaves former SK Telecom executive in charge of technology strategy and Jacobfeuerborn leading the towers subsidiary.
Huawei, ZTE Face US Federal Ban
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  5 comments
Proposed legislation could deal a huge blow to Chinese vendors still trying to build a bigger presence in the US market.
Eurobites: France Leans On Telcos to Extend 4G Coverage With €3B Capex Injection
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson troubleshoots with AR; Swisscom reaches agreement on employment conditions; Telenor says 'hey you! Upskill!'
Trump Says Foxconn Will Make iPhones in US
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  11 comments
President Trump says that Foxconn will bring iPhone manufacturing to Wisconsin.
SoftBank to Raise $18B in Telecom Unit IPO – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese giant would reportedly use proceeds from a listing to make further investments in technology companies.
NFV Service Assurance – In Need of Big Data, Small Data or Both?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
NFV is shifting from a technology focus to operations, as CSPs say too much effort has been spent on VNF onboarding and too little on the reality of operations.
Don't Put a SIM Card in a Rodent Trap
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
LoRa lands at CES.
CES 2018: Inside Comcast’s Smart Home
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
A year after Comcast unveiled its operating system for the connected home, now branded xFi, the cable company introduced a vastly expanded set of features for the platform and announced plans to make home automation services available to more than 15 million customers with compatible WiFi gateways.
WiCipedia: Bots Gone Wild at CES & Another Google Lawsuit
WiCipedia  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: CES makes waves with keynote additions and scandalous bots; former Google engineer James Damore strikes back; how to buck the brogrammers; and more.
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