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Eurobites: Will Telenor Bail Out of the Balkans?
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom considers splitting T-Systems; Arcep opens its 5G window; Tele Columbus goes with Netcracker for billing.
NFV-SDN Spurs CenturyLink Integration
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1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
VP James Feger says ability to virtualize services across CenturyLink and Level 3 physical assets will speed up product, service integration.
ETSI's Zero Touch Group Gains Support, Kickstarts Its Automation Engine
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The industry body's new automation group has more big-name members from the operator and vendor communities and, following its inaugural meeting, an early plan of action.
Ericsson Lurches to $1.8B Write-Down
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  3 comments
Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.
Huawei, ZTE Face US Federal Ban
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  5 comments
Proposed legislation could deal a huge blow to Chinese vendors still trying to build a bigger presence in the US market.
NFV Service Assurance – In Need of Big Data, Small Data or Both?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
NFV is shifting from a technology focus to operations, as CSPs say too much effort has been spent on VNF onboarding and too little on the reality of operations.
Automation: Hot Topics & Groups to Watch
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?
Clark Quite the Catch for Troubled Synchronoss
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  3 comments
Synchronoss has had something of a nightmare in the past 12 months but has still managed to hire an experienced and well connected CMO – that can only help during what could be a tricky 2018.
Eurobites: France Takes Aim at 'Planned Obsolescence' of iPhones
News Analysis  | 
1/9/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice hooks up with Amdocs; Arcep probes Orange's wholesale business; new proposals on 'white space' networks.
WiC Radio: Sigma CTO Talks Transformations
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/4/2018  |  1 comment
Join Sigma Systems CTO Catherine Michel on January 11 for an inside look at transforming your network, operations and company culture to compete in the digital era.
Analyst Nolle: Open Source More Likely to Solve Telecom's Problems
Rewired  | 
1/3/2018  |  9 comments
Assuming they can get the software architecture right, open source projects represent a faster way to consensus on big issues, he says.
Huawei Hits $92B in 2017 Sales
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1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Annual New Year message pins 2017 revenues at $92.3 billion, up 15% on the previous year.
Top Stories: 7 Grand Obsessions of 2017
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2017  |  1 comment
5G, IoT, NFV – Light Reading's readers had acronyms on the mind in 2017, but their biggest obsession was an eight-letter word.
How CSPs Must Change
Column  | 
12/29/2017  |  Post a comment
With the traditional operator business dying, CSPs must adopt new operating models to deliver digital services.
NTT's View of the Enterprise Multicloud
News Analysis  | 
12/27/2017  |  2 comments
NTT Communication's Len Padilla reflects on enterprise cloud trends and shares advice for enterprises in varying stages of their cloud migration.
Mobile Workforce & IT Driving Hosted VoIP Adoption – CenturyLink Survey
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12/26/2017  |  Post a comment
As more companies migrate to the cloud, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak says businesses are deploying VoIP to enable the use of more collaborative applications such as Skype, Spark and other integrated applications.
Is Cable Taking Care of Business?
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/26/2017  |  1 comment
NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 – In this interview, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals the results of an exclusive survey of cable business execs that he conducted for Light Reading.
Epsilon Automates Provisioning, Killing Legacy
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
After three years developing an API initiative, wholesale provider Epsilon could be ready to drop its legacy provisioning system.
Eurobites: Thales Outdoes Atos With $5.6B Bid for Gemalto
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia offers cloud-friendly data processing; UK infrastructure czar slams mobile coverage; Deutsche Telekom invests in e-health startup.
How to Make AI Smarter
Column  | 
12/18/2017  |  3 comments
To make the most effective use of artificial intelligence, the CMO and CIO must get hitched.
EnterpriseWeb Onboards a Virtualization Vet
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
As the VNF onboarding specialist adds to its executive team with a Silicon Valley appointment, 2018 is looking like a breakthrough year for the not-so-young startup.
Three UK's Core Network Transformation Requires New Approach to Assurance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Three UK needed a more scalable technology and it needed to distribute it more widely across the country, so it turned to a combination of Nokia, MYCOM OSI and Astellia.
ETSI's 'Zero Touch' Group Issues Telco Automation White Paper
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
ETSI gives birth to its Zero Touch Network and Service Management group and issues a telco-authored white paper on 'the necessity and benefit of automating network and service operation in next-generation networks.'
Masergy Adds App Priorities to SD-WAN
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
New feature lets enterprise customers determine how apps are prioritized then applies that automatically to use bandwidth efficiently.
Bell Canada Pioneers Production ONAP
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operator launches automated provisioning of data center customers based on ONAP open source software.
Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  3 comments
What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.
WOW Nears 'Cap & Grow' for Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2017  |  1 comment
Start the 12-month countdown.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Digital Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Gluttony. Lust. And five others. What's not to like?
Blue Planet Shines for Ciena, as Vendor Digs Into Network Automation
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2017  |  1 comment
CFO says acquisition to boost the software business could be a possibility in 2018.
Orange Capex to Peak at €7.4B in 2018
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2017  |  1 comment
French telecom incumbent says capital expenditure will reach a peak next year before starting to decline in 2019.
B/OSS Transformation Defies IT Budget Cuts
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/7/2017  |  Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council survey finds that business/operations support system (B/OSS) transformation will be an important focus for service providers in the coming years.
Automation Opportunities a 'Top 5' Topic for BT, Says Tech Chief
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Howard Watson, the CEO of BT's Technology, Service and Operations division, says automation is very high on BT's 'to do' list but the operator knows it can't just do away with manual processes immediately.
Eurobites: Nokia Lands Analytics Deal in Nigeria
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends UK managed services deal; Vodafone cozies up to SoftBank, chooses Huawei's OpenStack offering; ETSI forms augmented reality group.
Silver Peak Racks Up 600 Customers Despite SD-WAN 'Shake Out'
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2017  |  1 comment
SD-WAN supplier Silver Peak has racked up over 600 enterprise production customers despite an increasingly competitive SD-WAN market.
Orange Open Labs Invites Enterprise App Development
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services is launching a new initiative to invite enterprise customers to develop customized Cisco Spark applications at Orange Labs.
Equinix Makes a Major Global Cloud Play
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises almost on-demand access to cloud players and interconnections that are part of its ecosystem.
Verizon Delivers Bundled Billing
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2017  |  Post a comment
As the latest update to its SDN platform, Verizon's Virtual Network Services – One provides enterprise customers with a new option for more centralized contracting and billing for hardware, software and management services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Operators Must Cloudify at the Edge
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2017  |  1 comment
The cloud cycle is repeating. This time at the network edge.
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.
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.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Looks to Get In On UK IT Services Action
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovak Telekom goes with Netcracker for billing; DT teams up with Fraunhofer for IoT; Intracom backhauls video in Warsaw.
BCE Is Back in Austin in 2018!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!
Ambitious Amsterdam Makes ONAP's Case
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2017  |  1 comment
First software release fully merges OpenECOMP and OPEN-O into modular architecture, pieces of which are already being put to use and in PoCs.
AT&T's Lurie Leaps to Synchronoss as New CEO
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2017  |  3 comments
The former AT&T Mobility CEO fetches up at messaging specialist Synchronoss.
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