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Experts: DOCSIS Won't Cut It in the Enterprise
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
If cable is serious about moving upstream into the enterprise market, experts say they'll have to rethink how they architect their networks.
Dedicated Mobile Core Networks for IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/30/2016  |  5 comments
A dedicated cloud-hosted core is important to making the mobile network commercially attractive to Internet of Things (IoT) service providers.
Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
11/30/2016  |  2 comments
Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
Zayo Continues Fiber Binge With $1.4B Bid for Electric Lightwave
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Fiber operator bulks up its US presence in a rapidly consolidating market environment.
M&A Reshapes Cable Biz Landscape
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Consolidation on both cable and telco sides is reshaping the competitive picture, creating new challenges all around.
Upskill U on the Software Defined Data Center With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Equinix's Paul Mason examines the benefits and challenges behind implementing software-defined data centers as part of SDN strategies.
Eurobites: Sky Launches Mobile Offer
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria makes acquisitions in Belarus; National Lottery hacked; Höttges wants a NATO for Internet security; MTS bigs up its M2M chops.
Altice Plans FTTH for Entire US Footprint
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  6 comments
Europe-headquartered cable giant says it will be able to offer 10Gbit/s connections across its entire footprint by 2022.
Intel Grabs ARM Exec as New IoT Boss
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  3 comments
Chip giant lures ARM executive to take charge of its IoT operation.
Apple Seeds 5G? Seeks 'Multi-Gigabit' Chip Designer
Jonestown  | 
11/30/2016  |  7 comments
Apple is looking for millimeter wave wireless silicon talent and interns who can research the 5G future.
5G in the City: China Mobile Plots 2017 Trials
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
China Mobile plans to test seven 5G basestations in up to five cities in 2017.
Only BT's Dismemberment Will Sate Rivals
Morris Lore  | 
11/29/2016  |  1 comment
BT's broadband rivals will never be happy until the former state-owned monopoly has been carved up.
Huawei Boasts Shared Spectrum Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  3 comments
Vendor unveils its CloudAIR proposition that would enable spectrum to be shared dynamically across multiple radio access technologies -- but it's a way off and has its limitations.
Charter Challenges Comcast's Commercial Rule
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/29/2016  |  2 comments
Thanks to its recent takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, Charter is nipping at Comcast's heels for the cable lead in the business services market.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Repels Malware Attack on Customers' Routers
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone counts BT's 'excess profits;' CityFibre targets business parks; Nokia soups up vectoring in Denmark; ship's anchor drags on Jersey's connectivity.
Megaport Takes Aim at Direct Connect Market
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  3 comments
An Australian company is looking to challenge AWS in the market for cloud networking.
A10 Takes to the Cloud for App Delivery
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  2 comments
The company launches its first cloud-based application delivery controller.
Samsung Bows to Investors, Considers Revamp
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  5 comments
South Korean tech giant kicks off review that could lead to a restructuring and promises better dividend payments to shareholders.
Openreach Gets Chairman as Ofcom Berates BT
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  1 comment
UK incumbent takes steps to appease regulatory authorities with appointment of Openreach chairman, but Ofcom expresses unhappiness with BT's efforts on 'legal separation' so far.
Is LoRa Going Licensed?
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Running LoRa over licensed instead of unlicensed spectrum could hold major attractions and have big implications for other LPWA technologies.
AT&T Debuts DirecTV Now on New Video Platform
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  13 comments
AT&T bundled the launch of its DirecTV Now OTT service with a new video platform.
NYC Subway WiFi Project Is a New Year Wrap
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  2 comments
All 279 underground subway stations in NYC will be covered by Dec. 31, Transit Wireless tells us.
WOW Trials NFV for Business, Eyes Residential
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  3 comments
WOW's early field tests of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution are expected to lead to greater virtualization in support of WOW's business and residential services.
Samsung Under Mounting Pressure to Do Splits – Report
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  4 comments
South Korea electronics giant is coming under pressure from investors to split itself in two and take other steps to improve corporate governance.
Eurobites: BT Rivals Call for Curbs on Spectrum Ownership
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: in-flight connectivity program completes test flight; spectrum-sharing in Russia; Openet gets virtualized.
Massive MIMO Key to 5G, Says SoftBank
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  4 comments
Japan's SoftBank is putting Massive MIMO technology at the heart of its 5G plans.
Nexleaf Founder Applies Tech to Social Justice
Mentor Monday  | 
11/28/2016  |  1 comment
Nithya Ramanathan, founder and president of Nexleaf Analytics, tells us about her quest to use technology to improve healthcare across the globe.
Eurobites: DT, Huawei Claim Another 5G First
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DOCSIS can score early gigabit goals, says Liberty Global; GoDaddy eyes HEG; Amazon in talks with Souq.com; 700MHz auction crosses Finnish line.
RJio Gears Up to Bring Digital Life to India
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2016  |  Post a comment
India's newest telco has a range of digital offerings in the pipeline.
Photos: MBB Forum 2016, Tokyo Day 2
Slide Shows  | 
11/24/2016  |  1 comment
It's the second day of the Mobile Broadband Forum 2016 in Tokyo and there's one clear theme running through every presentation and discussion – the need to develop partner ecosystems.
AI Threat Is Tech's Fart in the Room
Morris Lore  | 
11/24/2016  |  9 comments
Google is excited about this year's leaps in artificial intelligence. The rest of us should be worried.
Eurobites: Telenor Faces $105M Fine for Freezing Out Third Norwegian Operator
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's Thanksgiving-ignoring EMEA regional roundup: EU set to approve Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition; business rates relief for UK fiber rollouts; TalkTalk offers new-look YouView.
How to Speak Knowledgeably About the AI Threat
Brianiac  | 
11/24/2016  |  2 comments
Should we be worried about artificial intelligence? Maybe. But it sure makes for good reading, viewing and game playing.
Photos from IoT World in Dublin
Slide Shows  | 
11/24/2016  |  3 comments
Some photographic highlights from this week's IoT World show in Dublin.
Photos: MBB Forum 2016 Tokyo, Day 1
Slide Shows  | 
11/23/2016  |  2 comments
This year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB Forum) is being held just outside Tokyo, where operator executives, host Huawei and the Chinese vendor's partners have converged to discuss the evolution of 4G LTE, the transition to 5G and the key applications driving the industry's transformation.
Comcast Co-opts Cord-Cutters With Sling TV
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2016  |  4 comments
Comcast makes Sling TV part of the big bundle.
Telia Wants Driving Seat in Connected Car Biz
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Telia's launch of connected car services for 'retrofits' could mark the Swedish operator's boldest move in a decade.
Eurobites: T-Systems, Huawei In Line for CERN Cloud Deal
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin unimpressed by government broadband fund; Pushfor pulls in £1.2 million in funding; BT lands hybrid network deal.
VMware Doubles Down on Telco Market
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2016  |  1 comment
Hypervisor giant expands its focus on the communications service provider market and appoints Shekar Ayyar to lead the charge.
ARM's Race: Who Will Buy Applied Micro's Compute Unit?
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Macom hasn't even consumed Applied Micro yet and already it's in the process of selling the latter's Compute unit, which makes X-Gene ARM processors. The question is, who might need it?
The 8 Biggest Turkeys of WiC in 2016
Slide Shows  | 
11/23/2016  |  2 comments
We've rounded up the top eight Women in Comms turkeys of 2016... so far.
Tencent, Alibaba Pour $$ Into Barefoot
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Two more of the most demanding data center customers in the world put money in the programmable switch startup.
AT&T Puts Finishing Touches on DirecTV Now
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T is still adding content deals, solidifying its ad strategy and debating the practice of zero rating as it gets ready for the launch of DirecTV Now next week.
Google: Little Chance Today's Startups Become Tomorrow's Giants
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2016  |  1 comment
Google has played down the possibility that today's startups become technology giants in future, acknowledging they will probably be acquired first.
Eurobites: UK Govt Pledges £740M for 5G Trials, £400M for FTTP
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Thorsten Dirks to quit in March; Altair opens IoT R&D center in Finland; IBM adds data centers in UK; remote smash and grab.
Vodafone Ireland to Launch NB-IoT in Jan 2017
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Irish subsidiary is racing to put NB-IoT networks in place.
Trump Team Appoints Net Neutrality Naysayers for FCC Transition
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2016  |  17 comments
Trump transition team picks ex-Verizon consultant and former Sprint lobbyist, both with a history of negative comments regarding net neutrality, to guide FCC policy ahead of presidency.
Tele2: Lack of Strategy Is Main IoT Barrier
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2016  |  2 comments
Tele2 has developed a 'winning formula' for IoT success, it claims, and it has nothing to do with technology.
Macom Buys Applied Micro for $770M
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Why split the proceeds of a promising new data center interconnect product with Applied Micro when Applied Micro was so cheap?
Telia 'Betting' on NB-IoT Over LoRa, Sigfox
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator says it is unlikely to make investments in LoRa technology now that NB-IoT has arrived.
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