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Five Words Describe Black Hat at SecurityNow.com
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  1 comment
Five simple words describe three days of conference sessions at Black Hat 2017.
Mavenir Buys Brocade's EPC Software Biz
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  2 comments
Mavenir aims to be a 5G player.
Comcast Joins ONAP
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  4 comments
Cable operator the first to join open source project led by AT&T to define network management, orchestration and automation of NFV/SDN.
Starry Fixed Wireless Debuts at $50/Month
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  3 comments
The startup out of Boston expanded beta access to its service to paying customers.
Charter Rebuffs Sprint, Still a SoftBank Target?
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  Post a comment
After cable giant rebuffs efforts by SoftBank's Son to be acquired and merged with Sprint, a direct acquisition is still rumored.
Hutchison Offloads Fixed-Line Unit for $1.9B
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong operator says the sale of the fixed-line business will allow it to focus on mobile.
Verizon SVP Bridges the Network/Consumer Divide
Mentor Monday  | 
7/31/2017  |  1 comment
Aparna Khurjekar shares how she keeps tabs on consumer interests, leads diverse teams, makes mentoring a priority and more.
BT Offers to Spend £600M on Rural Broadband
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Proposal could lead to higher charges for BT's retail broadband rivals and higher prices for broadband consumers.
Eurobites: Ofcom Consults on 26GHz Band for 5G
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Millicom pulls out of Wari deal; SEE launches cloud connectivity service; fiber for Yorkshire.
A 5G Apple iPhone? Don't Hold Your Breath!
Jonestown  | 
7/31/2017  |  2 comments
Apple's 5G tests are still at a very early stage.
Sprint Proposes Merger With Charter – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2017  |  2 comments
But Charter might be a reluctant suitor.
When Is a Gig Not a Gig? When It's Gigabit LTE!
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  2 comments
But new LTE advances still promise the fastest 4G phones and networks yet.
Altice USA Begins Fiber Buildout
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Altice's fiber-to-the-home buildout has officially begun in the US.
Vivendi's Genish Gets GM Job at Telecom Italia
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Appointment of another Vivendi executive in a senior leadership role is a further sign of the French company's growing influence.
Sprint Plus Cable, Still on the Table – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast and Charter may yet sign a reseller deal with Sprint to supplement their MVNO agreement with Verizon.
Sky Eyes Spanish Streaming Opportunity
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Sky has announced in its earnings report that it will be entering the Spanish market with an OTT video streaming service.
BT Rejigs Consumer Biz as Profits Hit by £225M Italy Payout
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
BT puts EE boss in charge of a consumer division that will include all fixed and mobile activities, but shares fall in the operator after it takes further charges related to its Italian accounting scandal.
Eurobites: Cattaneo Leaves Telecom Italia on a Half-Year High
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sells Austrian business; Proximus holds steady in Q2; MTS buys regional operator in Urals.
WiCipedia: 'Build Up, Never Tear Down'
WiCipedia  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber's saving grace; 'boys will be boys'; gaming without prejudice; and more.
Charter Chugs Along Despite Video Losses
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Q2 earnings were a disappointment, but Charter is sticking to its long-term strategy.
LTE-M Cleaning Up in NB-IoT's Absence, Says Altair Co-Founder
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  3 comments
Senior executive at chipmaker is the latest industry figure to suggest LTE-M could deal NB-IoT a big blow.
Huawei Slowdown Casts Pall Over Network Sector
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  6 comments
A sharp slowdown in revenue growth at Huawei is a worrying indicator for the broader market.
Verizon Bigs Up 5G, Small Cells for Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  1 comment
But the operator lags AT&T and T-Mobile for postpaid customer adds for the second quarter.
Nokia Shames Ericsson on Profits but Sees Trouble Ahead
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor smashes analyst expectations on profit performance but warns investors that its network sales will decline at a steeper rate than previously expected.
Huawei at Center of Pacific Cable Spat
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian government threatens to veto subsea cable over Huawei role.
Telefónica Gets 'Olé' From Investors Despite Pain in Spain
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator raises full-year sales guidance and lauds progress on cost savings and debt reduction.
German Video Revenues Hit New Heights – VPRT
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
New research from commercial broadcast association VPRT finds that revenue from pay-TV and video services grew 11% last year and predicts growth will be sustained in 2017.
Eurobites: Orange Returns to Growth in France
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the cost of soccer rights slide-tackles Sky's profits; O2 forced to throttle Brits' data roaming; Telecom Italia trumpets LAA trial.
Comcast Lines Up Fall Launch for 'Instant TV'
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast's new low-cost IPTV service won't be for everyone.
The Hidden (Human) Cost of Automation
From the Founder  | 
7/26/2017  |  10 comments
NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
128T Still Bucking SD-WAN Trend
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Intelligent routing solution finding traction among large enterprises and interest in the telecom sector, but is it too different?
RJio Rivals May Have to Subsidize Devices
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The launch of a low-cost 4G handset by India's new entrant could force the country's biggest players to take dramatic steps.
Capex Plummets in Alphabet's 'Other Bets'
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  3 comments
Alphabet is spending a lot less now that it's reeled back its fiber ambitions.
Eurobites: Telefónica Appoints New COO
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: linear TV viewing declines in Europe; Italian bank hacked; Irish VoIP deal signed.
Vivendi to Launch New Italian TV Offensive With TIM, Canal Plus
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Telecom Italia is set to launch a new premium content channel as well as acquire and produce content in partnership with fellow Vivendi company Canal Plus, according to reports.
KPN Buoyed by Cost Savings, Consumer Growth
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Dutch incumbent struggles in business and wholesale markets but is making good progress on cost savings and at its consumer operation.
AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
7/26/2017  |  10 comments
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.
AT&T Adds 2.8M Subs Across US & Mexico, Various Connected Devices in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
CFO talks TWC, Capex, FirstNet, 5G and more on wide-ranging Q2 call.
Telecom Not Big Part of Juniper's Good News
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor posted third straight quarter of solid growth, but attributes that mostly to cloud vertical.
FTTH Pressure Grows on Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
Could cable-based rivalry and 5G realities force Deutsche Telekom to give up its FTTH resistance?
Cable Eyes SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/25/2017  |  4 comments
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is offering cable multiple system operators (MSOs) a leg up in the market, offering solutions other than fiber, such as DOCSIS 3.1; however, it is not without its challenges.
CenturyLink: Hybrid SD-WANs Ain't No Picnic
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
New managed services bundles address enterprise demand for managing traffic over combination of private MPLS services and SD-WANs.
ZoneTV Programs Television Like Pandora
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  3 comments
ZoneTV is turning channels into apps and adding on-the-fly personalization.
NCTC Adds Vue to Line-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
Cable co-operative announces deal with OTT service Vue, allowing members to distribute Sony PlayStation's skinny bundle.
Eurobites: Google's Q2 Gouged by EU Mega-Fine
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: online giants pressed on terms of use; Vodafone Germany hails half-gigabit rollout; Arqiva trials FWA with Samsung.
Upskill U With MetTel on NFV & Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
This week at Upskill U, Ed Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, will cover the challenges operators face in furthering their goals for NFV while also meeting security requirements.
India's Telcos Outraged by Plans for Local Gear Tests
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Indian service providers say government plans for local equipment testing would drive up costs and disrupt business.
WiC Radio: Tune In to Hear the Ovum Outlook
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
Nicole Engelbert, the director of research and analsis for Ovum, will be joining Women in Comms on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 11:00 a.m. EST to talk all things women in tech.
SoftBank Eyeing Major Stake in Uber – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  4 comments
Having made investments in Uber rivals throughout Asia, Japan's SoftBank is now eyeing a stake in the US company.
Edge Computing: AT&T's Next Big Play?
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2017  |  3 comments
CTO says mobile operators are uniquely positioned to deliver the distributed cloud computing power next-gen apps will require.
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