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EnterpriseWeb: Early to NFV, Finally Ready for Take-Off?
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8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
No small software company has been as persistently engaged in automation efforts without seeing much in sales – is that about to change?
Still Time to Enter Telecoms.com's Glotel Awards
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8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
With a deadline extension until September 1, there's still time to enter the annual Global Telecoms Awards run by our sister site, Telecoms.com
CenturyLink Testing Adtran Virtual 10G PON
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Announcement one of many at vendor's annual customer/media event, signaling early progress on the virtualized access front.
Orchestration Startup UBiqube Pivots Away From NFV
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2017  |  5 comments
NFV MANO has been too slow to develop, so UBiqube is refocusing on the enterprise.
Eurobites: Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Share Mobily Moolah
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT demos FTTdp-based Gfast tech; Openet lands Orange Poland BSS contract; Clavister sees revenues rise in Q2; Norway set for supersized data center in Arctic Circle; BT culls its booths.
IBM: Wait Is Over for Deep Learning
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2017  |  1 comment
Or at least significantly shorter, thanks to IBM's recent breakthrough in deep learning performance, as IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter explains to Light Reading.
No More Navel-Gazing: CORD Speeds Automation
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2017  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading takes a look into the open-source Central Office Reimagined as a Data Center project.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Friends Form Automotive Edge Computing Consortium
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Encouraging trends from Tecnotree; Manx Telecom suspends its CFO; Avanti seeks a new CEO.
Eurobites: Telit's CEO Probe Not Cool for Cats
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel takes a near 10% stake in Zain; Interoute improves its margins; Ericsson lands role in smart meter project.
VEON's Digital Overhaul Much More Than Rebranding
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2017  |  3 comments
The world's seventh-biggest telco by customer numbers has made a new digital platform the very centerpiece of its strategy.
AppViewX Boosts App Automation
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/4/2017  |  Post a comment
AppViewX extending its toolkit for app deployment and orchestration to automate manual processes and help network operators save time.
Telefónica Plots Unica Expansion
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8/3/2017  |  3 comments
The Spanish telco is opening new data center facilities and taking Unica further into its network operations.
Telefónica Warms to ONAP, Sees Merger With OSM as 'Possibility'
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2017  |  3 comments
Spanish operator says it is working on aligning OSM efforts with those of ONAP and acknowledges the latter has a broader remit.
Nokia: Software Plan Already Boosting Profitability
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2017  |  4 comments
Nokia's plan to develop a standalone software company shows early signs of promise.
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.
Nokia Shames Ericsson on Profits but Sees Trouble Ahead
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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.
128T Still Bucking SD-WAN Trend
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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?
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.
NetScout Data to Power Arbor Security
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7/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Two years after the acquisition of Arbor, NetScout's real-time performance data will help power Arbor's advanced threat detection.
ZTE Net Profit Up 30% in First Half
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7/19/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese equipment supplier has recovered strongly from its clash with US authorities.
MEF Tackles SD-WAN Standards
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Forum engages with SD-WAN vendors in working to standardize SD-WAN managed services and enable interoperability and automation.
Ericsson Shares Slump on Gloomy Q2 Update
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Swedish vendor accelerates cost-cutting activities and says conditions will be worse than previously feared as its operating margin turns negative.
India's Airtel Takes Digital Leap With Project Next
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7/13/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider has already spent heavily on network transformation. Now it's tackling the customer experience.
Teoco Buys a Slice of Cetecom, Bolsters IoT Strategy
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7/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Assurance and testing specialist Teoco adds to its mobile device test services business, and bolsters its IoT strategy, by acquiring part of partner Cetecom.
AT&T Confidence Builds on ONAP Adoption
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7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Telecom giant's $200M VC investment tied to solutions that run on top of ONAP because it's convinced that's the biggest global market.
Consumer-Centric Services? It's About Time
Rewired  | 
7/5/2017  |  2 comments
A quick trip in the Wilson way-back machine shows telecom operators have been at this a long time, maybe too long?
Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery
LRTV Interviews  | 
7/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
AT&T Embracing Software-Defined Access
News Analysis  | 
7/3/2017  |  1 comment
With a 'pivot' to XGS-PON comes a much broader look at how access itself can be virtualized for multivendor interoperability and flexibility.
Automatic for the Operations People
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/3/2017  |  5 comments
Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.
College Professor Finds a Home in AT&T Labs
Mentor Monday  | 
7/3/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T Labs Director DeDe Paul combines a knack for mathematics with people skills to help the carrier make business use of its piles and piles of network and customer data.
Windstream Formally Embraces Open Source
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Move to join ONAP driven in part by its IT team, after a period of informally monitoring multiple open source efforts.
Alibaba Set to Acquire ZTEsoft – Rumor
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6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese web-scale giant is supposedly closing in on a deal to buy ZTE's software unit in a bid to strengthen its international cloud computing strategy, according to Bloomberg.
Eurobites: BT's Italian Trials Not Over Yet
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6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bolsters UC with Cisco Spark; Nokia goes on Chinese expedition, closes Comptel deal; Telegram app does as its told in Russia.
Calix: Russo's Not-So-Overnight Success?
Rewired  | 
6/28/2017  |  9 comments
Russo, the man who cashed in pretty quickly on his first major success, Cerent, is leading a much longer-term effort to bring software-defined networking to the access realm at Calix.
Ericsson Denies Ditching the Enterprise Market
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson may have scaled back its ambitions for new opportunities outside the telecom market while it works on a turnaround at its main networks business, but it hasn't abandoned them altogether.
Cisco Spent $2M to Close Minor Pay Gaps
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  4 comments
Improvements in analytics have allowed Cisco to granularly understand its employees' pay and rectify any gaps after an upfront investment of $2 million.
Bagel Downloads & Virtual Cappuccinos
Morris Lore  | 
6/26/2017  |  4 comments
The obsession with being a software company is getting out of hand.
Soft Loans, Trade Hardball: ZTE Seeks $11B in Credit Finance
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
A financing move by China's ZTE has resurrected the issue of unfair state support for the country's telecom giants.
CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.
CENX Names Industry Veteran Kennedy CEO
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Ed Kennedy, a big name in the optical space, will take over the CEO slot at CENX, currently being filled by CFO Kim Butler.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
NTT Claims Largest SD-WAN Footprint
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Company says its 100% software-defined network lets it reach 196 countries with SD-WAN service that is highly customizable.
Verizon Adds Cloud-Based VNFs
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Initial offerings include the usual suspects: SD-WAN, security and WAN optimization, and the company expects most firms will go hybrid.
Element AI Raises $102M to Bring AI to All
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  1 comment
Montreal-based startup says it will use the series-A funding to hire more, expand internationally and advance AI to the point where any company can plug-and-play its data for easy analysis.
Data Sharing Key to AT&T's AI Push
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  3 comments
SDN, AI and machine learning are changing how AT&T manages its network, but breaking down silos and empowering all its employees to be data scientists has been the real key to its transformation.
Calix Crafts 10G EPON Backing for Cable
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Seeking to make a bigger splash in the global $2 billion cable access tech market, Calix has introduced a 10G EPON version of its AXOS virtualized network platform for MSOs.
Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/9/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Spanish Core Network Deal
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6/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH Council Europe calls for investment-friendly regulation; Nokia upgrades Swiss air traffic control network; online giants could face police data grab; Telefónica plugs in to renewables.
Calix Combines Edge, Access on AXOS
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2017  |  1 comment
New Subscriber Management Module (SMm) streamlines service activation and other functions in a centralized approach to policy.
Big Names Board the ONAP Express
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW, VEON, Juniper, Red Hat and Accenture are among ONAP's new members, but it still doesn't have as many supporters as the Open Source MANO initiative.
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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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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.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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