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What's Blocking 4K TV Today
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
In a BCE panel session, experts say that high bandwidth requirements, a paltry supply of content and the cost and complexity of 4K set-tops are still holding back the adoption of UHD TV.
AT&T Flexes On-Demand Muscle, Snags Ericsson
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T boosts the coverage and capability of its Flexware service, announces Ericsson as a customer and hints at a bigger 'vendor' role for operators in future.
Eurobites: Telia Buys Into SME Cloud Services
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the march in UK; Ericsson monitors in Moscow.
Comcast Appears to Soft Launch First 4K DVR
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5/19/2017  |  3 comments
It looks like Comcast is rolling out its first 4K/HDR set-top from Arris.
Intel Bets Chips on Network Platforms Consolidation
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5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Chip giant says network platforms market is ripe for consolidation but faces growing threats from different parts of the industry.
Eurobites: EU Votes to End Geoblocking on Streaming Services
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5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: voice-recognition security fails the twin test; EU member states tweak proposals on network investment strategy; Russian banks shed no tears over WannaCry.
Orange to Buy Systems Integrator in $69.7M Deal
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5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Takeover will bolster the French's telco's business intelligence capabilities as it looks for growth outside the connectivity market.
AT&T to Flog Smart City Tech to Other Carriers
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5/18/2017  |  Post a comment
US carrier unveils plan to develop smart-city offerings that it will provide to other service providers.
AT&T's Donovan: Resistance to Change Is Futile
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5/18/2017  |  3 comments
Speaking at BCE, the top AT&T exec says there's no downside for companies that transform themselves and adopt open source software and plenty of downside for those that don't.
Process Automation Tops Carriers' Goals for NFV
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5/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading Founder Steve Saunders takes aim at open source and DevOps while pointing out that what carriers really want is automation.
Eurobites: Facebook Fined $122M for WhatsApp Fibs
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5/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice accused of jumping the gun on PT Portugal acquisition; Connected Baltics brings IoT to Estonia; Telefónica teams up with Project Loon in Peru.
Beyond MANO: The Long Walk to Network Automation
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5/18/2017  |  1 comment
Open source is still the way to go, says BCE panel.
Iliad Clobbers Rivals but Stock Takes a Hit
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5/18/2017  |  1 comment
Iliad continues to grow at the expense of bigger rivals, but can it last? And what impact will a service launch in Italy have on the company's financials?
Net Neutrality: Before the Vote
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5/18/2017  |  2 comments
Three things to know.
AT&T's Donovan: Women Adapt Faster Than Men
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5/18/2017  |  12 comments
Donovan's organization leading AT&T's transformation has become more diverse recently because adaptation is critical, and he says women are better at it than men.
Cisco to Cut 1,100 More After a Down Q3
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5/17/2017  |  3 comments
Another 1,100 jobs are getting the axe as Cisco reports yet another quarter of declining revenues.
Verizon on M&A: Who Needs a Cableco?
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5/17/2017  |  11 comments
These are not the fiber strands you're looking for.
Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'
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5/17/2017  |  1 comment
The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.
Enterprises Demand On-Demand Networks
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5/17/2017  |  1 comment
Enterprises demand the same on-demand networking services from carriers that they're used to getting with compute and storage from Amazon and other hypercloud providers.
Standardization Needs Room for Innovation
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5/17/2017  |  6 comments
Carriers embracing standards need to be sure they're not smothering innovation.
Eurobites: MTN Goes LAA With Huawei & Qualcomm
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 splurges on small cells in London; Nokia trials public-safety innovations in Finland; Bouygues' numbers up.
Mocana Lands $11M Funding for IoT Security
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
New round of funding brings IoT security company's total to $93.6 million.
Comcast Woos the Enterprise With SD-WAN
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
Comcast gets the enterprise cloud services bug.
Intel GM: 5G Opens Up New Era for Women
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
By blending IT and telco and tying in new industries, 5G will have more women and opportunities for women than telco ever did, Intel's Caroline Chan tells WiC attendees.
NFV Woes Could Be Fixed With Service Models, BT Suggests
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
Sharing of service models industry-wide could aid NFV interoperability. BT has a few dozen and is willing to share, possibly through the New IP Agency.
CenturyLink CTO Updates on Transformation 'Journey'
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
As CenturyLink steps up its enterprise push with Level 3, Aamir Hussain tells the BCE crowd transforming its internal operations is a challenging, ongoing journey.
WannaCry Continues at a Slowed Pace
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5/16/2017  |  2 comments
Hold off on that big sigh of relief. WannaCry isn't dead, yet.
ADVA Stuffs a Cloud Into Verizon's uCPE
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
OpenStack wasn't built for the customer edge, but Verizon's uCPE brings it there, with help from ADVA's Ensemble Controller.
Eurobites: Indian Write-Down Sends Vodafone to €6.1B Loss
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR has a pop at Orange; Sparkle adds providers to Sicily hub; cable M&A action in northern Spain; Nokia hired for Rwandan smart city project.
BSS Is BS, Says KPN Tech Boss
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5/16/2017  |  14 comments
Billing systems are unnecessary, says KPN's CTO, despite the billions that have been invested in them.
Edge Content Drives Telia Carrier Expansion
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
New routes and new PoPs in Milan help its customers push their content closer to the end users in multiple markets.
TM Forum Unveils New App to Aid Telco Transformation
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
The industry association hopes a new digital tool will improve the success rate of digital transformation projects.
Leading Lights 2017: The Winners
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5/15/2017  |  2 comments
Find out which companies have landed this year's Leading Lights Awards.
AT&T Wants OCP to Consider uCPE Spec
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5/15/2017  |  1 comment
Network operator asks to create team within OCP to develop a spec for CPE hardware on which virtualized network functions will run.
Most Innovative 5G Technology Strategy (Vendor)
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Running down the vendors that made the new 5G strategy shortlist for Leading Lights.
Ericsson Eyes Takeovers to Bolster Digital Services Unit
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says it is thinking of takeovers that could make it the 'partner of choice' in the digital era, and aims for a 'tangible turnaround' at its digital services business next year.
Charter Cited in Skinny Bundle Talks – Report
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
A recent content deal with AMC may be the precursor to a new skinny-bundle streaming service from Charter.
CenturyLink Beefs Up SAP Support
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New managed offering, developed with Cisco, makes it easier for enterprises who want to migrate to SAP Hana to do so.
Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW
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5/15/2017  |  5 comments
Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.
Eurobites: Vodafone Shifts $2.6B Stake From Safaricom to Vodacom
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sophos soars in wake of WannaCry attack; T-Mobile rolls out NB-IoT network in the Netherlands; Brussels approves Broadcom's Brocade acquisition.
AT&T Wavers on OpenStack Commitment
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Senior executive raises doubts after flagging interest in using microservices and containers as part of AT&T's NFV deployment.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service (Fixed/Carrier Ethernet/Optical) shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider)
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider) shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Company of the Year (Public) shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
Global Ransomware Attack Strikes 70K Systems (& Counting)
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5/12/2017  |  5 comments
A wave of ransomware attacks based on a Shadow Brokers vulnerability strikes Telefonica and organizations worldwide.
Netcracker Unveils 2-Speed OSS/Orchestration
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5/12/2017  |  5 comments
Latest software release promises to advance digital services faster by decoupling them from legacy operations.
Broadcasters Are the New TV Bundlers
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5/12/2017  |  4 comments
If content is king, content aggregation is a powerful queen.
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Site Visit: AT&T's Tel Aviv R&D Center

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
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