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Salesforce Says Turn Your Head & Cough
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Salesforce is rolling out new cloud services for healthcare providers.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Extends Smart Home Platform
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction system; BlackBerry sues Nokia.
SoftBank, DT to Start Talks on Sprint, T-Mobile Merger – Report
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom could end up as the controlling shareholder in a new-look business formed from the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, according to reports.
RSAC 2017 in 4 Words
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2/17/2017  |  3 comments
The big news and trends from RSAC 2017 can be summed up in four key words: visibility, IoT, partnership and automation.
VTR Taps ActiveVideo's Cloud Video Platform
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Major South American cable operator leverages ActiveVideo's cloud-based video platform to boost VOD usage.
Sen. Schatz: No Big Infrastructure Bill Coming
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) warns the telecom industry not to hitch its wagon to a big infrastructure bill out of Congress.
Arista Passes $1B in Sales
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2/17/2017  |  1 comment
Facing competition from Cisco, Arista posted solid financial results for the fourth quarter, as well as for 2016.
HK Operators Slam Regulator Over 5G Spectrum Plans
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong's operators are worried they'll get left behind if the government sticks to its current spectrum allocation timetable.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos Drones for Instant LTE
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ZTE in German tie-up.
AT&T Waltzes Towards Massive MIMO
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
And just what constitutes massive MIMO, eh?
US Cellular to Spend $327M on 600MHz Spectrum
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The operator revealed it had won licenses in the auction in an SEC filing.
AT&T Sees Chipsets Tied to Innovation Speed
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Its second chipset collaboration -- this one with Broadcom -- is intended to influence the pace and direction of hardware innovation.
Hybrid Cloud Gains in Popularity, Survey Finds
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
RightScale's annual cloud report shows hybrid and public cloud deployments are gaining strength at the expense of private cloud.
TiVo Sees Some Headwinds Coming
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
While the TiVo-Rovi integration is progressing smoothly, the company expects lower hardware and content protection licensing sales in 2017, plus lower revenue from Comcast.
Teoco Tunes Up Its Analytics Pitch With Strategic Acquisition
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Teoco has acquired analytics specialist PreClarity for its Conductor platform, which is deployed with a number of major US cable operators.
Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
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2/16/2017  |  6 comments
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
Verizon Adds Drone Management Platform
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2/16/2017  |  1 comment
Acquisition of Skyward lets network operator integrate key drone management functions into its IoT and wireless operations.
Broadcast OTT Services Start Scaling
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2/16/2017  |  1 comment
HBO Now, CBS All Access and Showtime's OTT service all now boast about 1.5 million subscribers or more after two years of operation.
Dell Eyes Mid-Market With Hybrid Cloud Offering
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Dell EMC is integrating its hybrid cloud platform to its VxRail appliance with an eye toward mid-market businesses.
Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
Cisco Q2 Earnings Show Company's Ongoing Transition
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco managed to beat the Street during its second quarter, but the company is still trying to move into a new direction.
Women in Tech Leadership Declining – Survey
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2/15/2017  |  1 comment
Despite efforts being made, the number of women in executive and board positions is actually declining in 2017, according to a survey by Silicon Valley Bank.
Versa Adds IPv6 Support to SD-WAN Suite
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.
Metaswitch Eyes VoLTE With OpenCloud Buy
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Combined company will have pure software VoLTE solution with platform for developing new services including mobile UC.
Eurobites: DT, Ericsson Slice 5G With SK Telecom
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat bird blasts off successfully; identity crisis at UK government; Proximus connects cars; Sky fills in notspots at new HQ.
Always 'Just Around the Corner,' AI Finally Arrives
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
AI has perpetually been tomorrow's technology, but now it has arrived, bringing opportunities for enterprises, cloud providers and service providers, says Heavy Reading Analyst Steve Bell.
Comcast Teases X1 With Xfinity Stream
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2/15/2017  |  1 comment
For those Comcast subscribers who can't get X1, there's Xfinity Stream.
Neela Jacques Leaving OpenDaylight
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Executive director departs after four years to find his next big thing, will join Bain Capital.
IBM, VMware Cement Cloud Partnership
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
IBM will now distribute VMware's Cloud Foundation and other cloud products through channel partners.
IDT Drops $250M on GigPeak
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
With the acquisition, the company gets itself into the optical interconnect market, complementing its electrical and RF interconnect products.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
Amazon Chime Targets Skype, WebEx
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Amazon is offering its Chime UC products as an alternative to Skype and WebEx.
Is Magic Leap a Mirage of Misogyny & Deceit?
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
A lawsuit, filed by the well-funded startup's former VP of marketing, suggests it created a hostile work environment for women and used misleading marketing.
T-Mobile to Spend Up to $5.1B on LTE in 2017
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
T-Mobile rolls out more 700MHz LTE and plans thousands of small cells in 2017.
Riverbed Optimizing SD-WAN
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New SteelHead box incorporates SteelConnect SD-WAN along with WAN optimization capabilities.
ADVA Flexes Software Muscles at Optical Layer
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New optical network hypervisor allows flexible control of multivendor optical networking systems for ease of management and provisioning.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Launches 'Digitalization' Unit
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone wants EE to share mast info; BT brings Symantec on board for managed security services; Queen endures cybersecurity spiel.
Security Concerns Muddy Cloud Progress
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
A report from Intel finds that trust in cloud computing has increased, but there are plenty of security concerns and a lack of cybersecurity skills.
Oracle Beefs Up IoT Cloud
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Introduces new services to help enterprises monitor equipment, factories, fleets and employee movements.
Has AT&T ICE'ed VNF Onboarding?
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operator to release its approach to incubation, validation and collaboration on VNFs to open source this summer.
Huawei Puts Cloud, Video at Top of Its MWC Agenda
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor is pushing video as a growth engine and launching multiple cloud-centric products at this year's MWC.
AT&T Going Gig in 50+ Metros
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T announced plans this morning to launch gigabit service over FTTH in five more US markets by month's end, increasing its reach to 51 metros.
Nokia Tests Verizon 5G
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia says it is the first to test Verizon's 5G spec.
Eurobites: Nokia Promises '4.9G' in 2017
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2/13/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research deal; Proximus taps Neustar for analytics.
Infinera Leaps on Year-End Respite
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Stock is up 27% as fourth-quarter financials beat expectations.
Networks, IT Guru Svärdh No Longer at Telia
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
The executive responsible for much of Telia's digital transformation, as well as investment in next-generation technologies, is understood to have left the Swedish operator in November.
OPNFV Nearing Commercial Deployment
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
In the wake of a successful plugfest at the end of 2016, a platform that can support commercial services can be expected relatively soon.
NASA Cloud Computing: Security Concerns Hover
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2/10/2017  |  Post a comment
The space agency's Office of Inspector General releases a report about NASA's bad cloud habits that are creating unnecessary risk.
CenturyLink Embraces OTT Video
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2/10/2017  |  6 comments
Signaling a video course change, the big US telco plans to launch an OTT service this year and 'de-emphasize' its Prism TV IPTV service.
Eurobites: Nokia & 3 Go Cloud Native
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italian FTTH joint venture comes under competition scrutiny; Ericsson calls for security; MPs press for inquiry into Murdoch's Sky bid.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
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What to Expect at MWC 2017

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5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.
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