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T-Mobile Says Its 600MHz LTE Sites Will Be 5G-Ready
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  4 comments
T-Mobile could go 5G in rural areas in the US first.
Adtran: Desperately Seeking Software Status
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  1 comment
Three years into its transformation into a software, integrator and services company, Adtran's making headway changing its image and sales strategy.
Ciena's Stock Dives 10% on Weak Forecast
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  2 comments
Optical network equipment maker blames cuts in government spending for guidance that disappoints the financial community and gives its share price a short back and sides.
Stay Tuned for MWC Americas!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Join us for our coverage on MWC Americas in San Francisco.
The Autonomous Network Is the Endgame for Telecom
From the Founder  | 
8/31/2017  |  19 comments
The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
Outlook Grows Rosier for Arris Set-Tops
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Arris forecasts for its CPE business may be overly conservative.
Bouygues Boasts Biggest Mobile Gains in France
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Telco division of French industrial group claims to have beaten its rivals on mobile customer growth over the most recent six quarters.
Exploiting Cloud-Network Synergies to Boost Enterprise Customer Satisfaction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
The challenge for telcos is to achieve cloud-network synergy: making cloud the gateway to develop new B2B services.
Eurobites: EXFO Makes Move on Astellia
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany's Festo goes network slicing with Huawei; Telefónica looks to raise capital in Colombia; T-Systems take public cloud to Asia.
'For Sale' Rumor Lights Fire Under Broadsoft's Stock
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  5 comments
Share price jumps 11.5% Wednesday following reports of a planned sale, but Broadsoft isn't the only IP communications platform player looking for a buyer.
Showtime Punched for Sloppy Streaming
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  4 comments
A streaming user unable to see the much hyped Mayweather-McGregor fight due to 'grainy video, error screens, buffer events, and stalls,' has filed a lawsuit against Showtime.
AT&T Adds 3 New 5G Test Cities
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T fixed tests coming to Waco, Kalamazoo and South Bend by year's end.
Telcos Pony Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon, Comcast and AT&T have all donated significant money to hurricane relief efforts.
As Its Roaming Empire Declines, Syniverse Gets Enterprising
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
With its roaming business in decline, Syniverse hopes investment in new digital offerings will return it to profitability.
Upskill U: OPNFV Director on Open Source & Automation
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/30/2017  |  1 comment
This week at Upskill U, Heather Kirksey, director of OPFNV, will examine the use of open source and automation in accelerating the deployment and management of network and business services.
Can CSPs Enable Omni-Channel Marketing?
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
They lack confidence in their abilities but a new CMO Council study is encouraging them to take a leadership role for other brands.
Analysts Predict $1B Revenue From Fixed 5G in 2019
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  3 comments
The fixed wireless uptick is expected to be largely US-focused.
Eurobites: KPN Teams Up With China Unicom on IoT
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Business Services lands wearables deal; Ericsson's small cell splurge; Swisscom turns off 1.0 TV service; MegaFon profits down in Q2.
ADVA Feels Q3 Squeeze, to Cut 10% of Staff
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
As the vendor prepares to cut 10% of its headcount following the acquisition of MRV, lower than expected orders hit the vendor's Q3 sales and margin numbers.
VEON Banks $940M From Axiata for Pakistani Towers
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Sale could help to pay for spectrum licenses and slash debts and ties in with VEON's 'asset light' strategy.
'Anti-Dolby' HDR10+ Alliance Announced
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  3 comments
Panasonic and 20th Century Fox join Samsung in promoting royalty-free rival to Dolby.
ETSI: AI Will Minimize Network Over-Engineering
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  2 comments
Automation is still a few years out for most operators who are in the early days of using AI to manage their networks more efficiently.
Embracing the Digital Revolution
Column  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
MVPDs have an opportunity to make digital investments without upending their current business.
Comcast's Canadian Takeover Continues
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  2 comments
Videotron is only the latest Canadian operator to license the X1 platform, and Comcast's video influence continues to grow.
FCC Faces Daunting Video Competition Review
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  3 comments
How do you measure video competition in a world of overlapping ownership?
Finding Value Beyond VoLTE
Column  | 
8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
VoLTE, in the end, becomes a cloud and NFV story, Metaswitch's Ian Maclean argues.
Cradlepoint Sees SD-WAN Opening
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Company's combined wireline-wireless networking for businesses turns out to be smack in the SD-WAN sweet spot.
ZTE Hires US Official to Deal With US Govt
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor recruits US regulatory official to lead dealings with US government in a market that continues to restrict its activities.
Eurobites: EU Crunch Time for Google
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS boosts operating profit in Q2; Elisa paves the way for 5G in Tampere; UK's health service hit by another bout of ransomware.
VMware Sharpens Cloud Story, Aims at Security
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  1 comment
VMworld kicks off with a fulfilled promise about AWS and a new visit to security's 'Goldilocks zone.'
Accenture: Automate Software Processes First
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Moving from monolithic systems to the virtualization realm of multiple software vendors can be an integration nightmare if not handled well.
Uber's New Boss? Expedia CEO Is Chosen One
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has reportedly won the board's vote to be Uber's next CEO, if he's ready to accept the challenge, that is.
With Petrichor, Cable TV Gets a Cloud Upgrade
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  Post a comment
What if racks of cable video equipment could be replaced with a single off-the-shelf server?
Is Open Source Software the Future of VR?
Column  | 
8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Clearly, in order to increase VR consumption and creation, open standards like WebVR are necessary.
Samsung Boss Gets 5 Years in Scandal Trial
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2017  |  1 comment
South Korean prosecutors were seeking up to 12 years for Lee Jae-yong.
ZTE Bucks Downturn but Enterprise Biz Disappoints
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2017  |  2 comments
The latest figures from China's second-biggest equipment vendor show it gained momentum despite a slowdown in the market for network equipment.
WiCipedia: Pao Resets; Fowler Goes Supreme
WiCipedia  | 
8/25/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Ellen Pao shares an excerpt from her revealing new book; Susan Fowler fights class action waivers; Uber's financials grow despite its drama; and more.
Too Many Streaming Services, Say Millennials
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2017  |  27 comments
New research discovers the first signs of 'OTT fatigue,' with younger respondents increasingly concerned about the cost of adding up these services.
Intent-Based Marketing or Intent-Based Networking?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/25/2017  |  1 comment
During the past year or so, vendors have taken interest in intent-based networks (IBNs), and standards development organizations have started working toward finding an industry standard for this cost- and time-saving development.
Implementing the Cloud+X Strategy on Enterprise Connection and Communications Services
News from Huawei  | 
8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud+X is the best choice for carriers' enterprise market expansion plans.
Eurobites: DT Defends Vectoring, Slams Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria buys Swiss cloud provider Exoscale; Russians warm to pricier devices; Telenor downbeat on 5G; Sequans makes AT&T inroads.
Case Study: Service Cloudification Enables B2B Transformation in China Telecom
News from Huawei  | 
8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Guangdong Telecom's all-fiber network deployment transformed its enterprise services potential.
Enterprise Cloud Communications Deliver Borderless Collaboration
News from Huawei  | 
8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
There are still a lot of problems and challenges that impede the construction of an information-based enterprise but Huawei has some solutions.
The Automation Taboo: Let's Talk About Jobs
Morris Lore  | 
8/24/2017  |  42 comments
For telcos, automation puts an awkward spotlight on employee value. Investors will be watching.
Comcast Solar Deal Sheds Light on IoT Aims
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2017  |  2 comments
Comcast will start selling solar energy service through a partnership with the company Sunrun later this year.
Opportunities Present Themselves to Operators in the B2B Market
News from Huawei  | 
8/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Industry boosts in the B2B market meet new enterprise service requirements.
Ericsson CTO Prioritizes Non-Consumer 5G
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's new chief technology officer wants to take 5G in a different direction from previous network technologies.
Full Duplex, Coherent Optics Specs Advance
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable R&D group sees both emerging technologies becoming full specs within the next year or so as the industry looks beyond DOCSIS 3.1 for bandwidth boosts.
Broadband Isn't What It Used to Be
MariNation  | 
8/24/2017  |  8 comments
'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.'
Verizon Tightens VNS Security With Check Point
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Shawn Hakl says the addition of Check Point to Verizon Virtual Network Services fits in with Verizon's strategy to provide customers with an expanding software catalog that works over a broad spectrum of hardware.
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