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100GbE in Action & More at MEF17
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
11/30/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/30/2017 – Light Reading Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson and John Hawkins, Ciena's resident Ethernet expert, discuss innovations, proof of concepts and how enhancements to Ciena's packet portfolio allows service providers to cost-effectively expand and scale their Ethernet Business Service offerings up to 10GbE and 100GbE for new and broader revenue streams.
DT 'Cost Lag' Could Overshadow Transformation Agenda
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2017  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom says that spending on 'transformation' is impeding its efforts to reduce costs outside the US.
Cox Is Trialing SD-WAN Too
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Welcome to the cable SD-WAN club.
Will SD-WANs Spark Cable Competition?
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2017  |  5 comments
HR's Alan Breznick says new SD-WAN services could be a game-changer in letting cable extend service reach, which could spark sector competition.
Eurobites: Brits Sue Google for iPhone Snooping
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU pronounces on patents; standardizing drones; TIM tests Adtran's Mosaic; Vodafone wins big in telematics.
China Mobile Achieves the First Goal of Its NovoNet2020 Vision
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/30/2017  |  2 comments
Huawei is a key partner in China Mobile's NovoNet trial network project, which is based on the Telecom Integrated Cloud (TIC) over the two-layer DC architecture, which enables services to be swiftly rolled out.
Update: Nokia Denies Reports of Juniper Deal
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  13 comments
Less than two years after swallowing Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia is reportedly preparing a $16 billion bid to net Juniper.
Verizon Says 'Up to 5' Fixed 5G Markets Will Go Live in 2H18
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  7 comments
Sacramento, Calif. will be the first US city to get Verizon's fixed 5G service, in the second half of 2018.
China Mobile Completes the Most Complex Interoperability Test for NFV Openness
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei and its partners helped China Mobile efficiently finish the most complex NFV openness interoperability tests in China, and possibly in the world.
India's Telecom M&A: The Threat to Vendors
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.
Where Does Comcast Really Stand on Paid Prioritization?
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  10 comments
Words matter.
The Challenges of Operationalizing NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/29/2017  |  1 comment
While NFV provides an opportunity to reduce opex and improve customer experience, it also introduces additional layers of operational complexity.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Considers Sale of Swiss, Austrian Units
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media promises higher speeds in Durham; Telefónica offers Facebook posts via SMS; Ericsson to test 5G in Belgium.
Russia's MegaFon, Rostelecom Plot 5G Networks JV
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Two of Russia's biggest operators say they could form a joint infrastructure venture to reduce the cost of building a 5G network.
AT&T Preps Its Intelligent Edge for SD-WAN
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Josh Goodell, vice president for the intelligent edge at AT&T, talks about the company's CPE platform.
ADLINK Talks About OCP & Next Generation Telecom Infrastructure
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jeff Sharpe of ADLINK sits down with Craig Matsumoto and shares insights on the leading edge computing platforms, the importance of OCP, SDN/NFV and Multi-Access Edge Computing in the telecom industry.
First xRAN Spec, Backed by AT&T & Verizon, Expected by Early 2018
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Will operators and vendors be able to see the future of software-extensible radio networks with the 1st xRAN spec?
BT Heads to Bristol As It Weighs 5G Plans, Costs
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
UK's first 'live' 5G trial in March 2018 in the progressive and tech-savvy UK city of Bristol will provide the UK operator with key insights into how to plan, run and cost a 5G network, says chief architect Neil McRae.
AT&T: Flexware-Based SD-WAN to Marry Network, Edge Smarts
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Flexware, AT&T's virtual CPE platform, evolves to support SD-WAN in early 2018, in a marriage of AT&T's Intelligent Edge approach and its intelligent network.
Operators Must Cloudify at the Edge
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2017  |  1 comment
The cloud cycle is repeating. This time at the network edge.
Intent vs. Outcome: VeloCloud's Take on the Race to Automate
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2017  |  1 comment
VeloCloud's new Outcome-Driven Networking solution aims to reduce manual processes and increase automation of network processes end-to-end by stating business outcomes and establishing a desired state of the network.
Ericsson Hypes 5G After Telcos Slam 5G Hype
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2017  |  11 comments
The latest mobility report from the Swedish equipment supplier predicts there will be 1 billion 5G connections by 2023 but does little to answer the burning telco questions.
CenturyLink: Wholesale Business Processes Are Changing
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
Sigma's Michel: Digital Economy Demands Inclusion
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
Eurobites: Ex-MTS Man Resurfaces at Rival VEON
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva upgrades in Glasgow; Ericsson's Hoffman departs for US; Telecom Italia's new boss reassures the unions.
Sigfox in Peril as Senior Execs Exit – Sources
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2017  |  9 comments
The French IoT player has lost a number of senior managers this year following a bust-up with the CEO about company strategy.
Crown Castle Eyes Edge Computing in 2018
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2017  |  4 comments
First commercial edge data center deployments likely for Crown Castle in 2018.
Startup's President on Squashing Self-Imposed Setbacks
Mentor Monday  | 
11/27/2017  |  3 comments
128 Technology President Susan Johnston shares her lessons learned from participating in mentoring programs, how to be your own best advocate, and how women in comms can 'change the game for other women' in small and large ways.
Verizon: MEF 3.0 Reflects Real-World Needs
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
Eurobites: Telefónica Tries RAN Slicing in Spain With Netsia
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems manages the cloud; Virgin targets remote workers; Nokia takes Gfast to Japan.
How 5G Could Digitally Divide in a Post Net Neutrality World
Jonestown  | 
11/27/2017  |  38 comments
5G innovations such as network slicing could be a good way for operators to test drive services in a world where net neutrality has been neutralized.
Making the Case for Supercharging TV Ads
Column  | 
11/27/2017  |  3 comments
With server-side DAI, content and service providers can make live TV as easy to target with data as VoD and SVoD.
Airtel Eyes RCom's Spectrum – Reports
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2017  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is reported to be interested in acquiring assets currently owned by ailing Reliance Communications.
Eurobites: UK Govt Finds £190M for Public Fiber Projects
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice downgraded to 'negative'; Q3 revenues dip at Interoute; 4G beckons in Ukraine.
India's Tejas Eyes Bigger Slice of Optical Market
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2017  |  1 comment
A homegrown Indian hardware producer reckons its R&D focus and local expertise gives it a compelling advantage.
Talari Gets a Refresh With a New CEO & SD-WAN Strategy
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN supplier Talari Networks hired a new CEO this week and plans to to implement a 100% channel model moving forward.
Huawei Helps Carriers to Scale Up, Scale Out Before 5G
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/24/2017  |  Post a comment
There's plenty of excitement in the mobile broadband industry about the potential of 5G, but there's also plenty of room for further innovation in 4G, as mobile operator executives and other industry experts noted at the 4.5G Evolution, Road to 5G Summit.
Broadcom Mulls Bigger Bid for Qualcomm – Report
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2017  |  2 comments
Broadcom is considering an increased takeover bid for Qualcomm by offering more stock to the wireless chip firm's shareholders.
Eurobites: Altice to Flog Dominican Business – Report
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets busy with fiber; Elisa and Nokia demo 5G in Espoo; Telecom Italia CEO emphasizes need for 'gigabit' networks.
5G Core & the Service-Based Architecture
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/23/2017  |  4 comments
A new Heavy Reading white paper analyzes various aspects of the new 5G core network design known as Service-Based Architecture (SBA).
Top 5 Tech Turkeys 2017
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2017  |  22 comments
Some Thanksgiving turkeys that didn't get our pardon this year.
UK Govt Finds More Pocket Change for 5G
Morris Lore  | 
11/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The UK government shows once again how clueless it is when it comes to the 21st century.
China Unicom Transforms Its Networks Into a '3-Layer Decoupled Architecture'
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei will help China Unicom to transform its networks, commercialize the future-oriented NFV network architecture and develop an NFV ecosystem.
TalkTalk TV Wants to Go Places
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2017  |  1 comment
The UK's fourth-largest operator launches a multiscreen offering.
Eurobites: Ericsson Upgrades Airtel's Core in Nigeria
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson cuts jobs in Finland; Deutsche Telekom cozies up to Netflix; Swisscom addresses online customer security; the smart ski resort.
Equinix CMO: Embrace the Edge of Your Comfort Zone
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
11/22/2017  |  1 comment
Equinix's Sara Baack hopes the increased visibility of recent tech scandals will be the impetus for lasting change.
NFV Gets Inspiration From the Cloud (Again)
Column  | 
11/22/2017  |  Post a comment
NFV is still behind in becoming cloud-native. A look at what cloud providers are doing with FPGAs should provide inspiration.
Fed Watch: AT&T, Net Neutrality & More
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2017  |  5 comments
Irony doesn't begin to cover today's media regulation scene.
Meg Whitman Stepping Down as HPE CEO
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2017  |  3 comments
Antonio Neri prepares to take over in February 2018 as Meg Whitman ends her 6-year tenure as HPE chief executive.
SD-WAN Provider Talari Hires SonicWall VP as New CEO
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Former SonicWall executive Patrick Sweeney replaces Mark Masur as CEO of SD-WAN vendor Talari Networks.
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