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Eurobites: Probe Uncovers Nokia Pay Discrimination
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7/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange reports flat first-half revenues, but fiber progress; O2 data for sale on dark net; Sky buys Chinese soccer, launches Ultra HD in Germany.
A10 Buys Appcito for Hybrid Cloud Muscle
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Appcito becomes A10's cloud business unit, complementing its existing hardware product line.
BT Clings On to Openreach – Just
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7/26/2016  |  1 comment
UK regulator Ofcom rules that BT's access network division Openreach must have its own board and staff but will remain part of the UK national operator, falling short of structural separation.
Mirantis: 'We'll Probably Piss Off' OpenStack
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7/26/2016  |  1 comment
To enhance manageability of OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is rearchitecting the software to run on Kubernetes. But the effort could conflict with work being done in OpenStack's own Magnum project.
Required DDoS Counter-Measure Needs Counter-Counter-Measure
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Other companies doing business with the same cloud provider can be potential security vulnerabilities.
Sprint Plots Ramped-Up LTE
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Sprint plans 3CA LTE upgrade in the next few months.
Can Lyf Bring Bundling to India?
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The popularity of Lyf could persuade other Indian operators to look afresh at how devices and services are sold.
MEF Shows Off First Open Connectivity Service
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco and Amartus are leading the first use case for MEF's OpenCS initiative, focused on Packet WAN services.
By the Numbers: Google's Cloud Advantage
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7/25/2016  |  1 comment
Customers of any cloud should cheer any new installation, but for companies that prize consistent cloud latency performance throughout the day, Google's intent to establish almost a dozen new 'cloud regions' should be especially welcome.
Ericsson Board Has Been Asleep at the Wheel – Consultant
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7/25/2016  |  6 comments
Former Ericsson staffer and current industry consultant believes Ericsson's board and management team need to be more proactive than reactive if the vendor is to turn around its fortunes.
Yahoo Signing Off in $4.83B Sale to Verizon
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7/25/2016  |  4 comments
Less of an exclamation at Yahoo's end, more of a whimper.
Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
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7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.
Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
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7/25/2016  |  3 comments
While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.
Wurl Network Collapses VoD Into Linear TV
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
New IP streaming network combines lean-back TV with IP video on demand.
Power Savings Drive CenturyLink's CO Move
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The need for power savings is driving a consolidation of CO digital switches by CenturyLink.
Eurobites: CityFibre Forges Ahead
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria has a flat first half; Tele2 to put Nokia's Cloud Packet Core to work; BT offers to set up separate board for Openreach.
Verizon to Buy Yahoo for $4.8B
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7/24/2016  |  1 comment
Verizon Communications plans to announce Monday that it's acquiring Yahoo for $4.8 billion.
Gigabites: Anchor Institutions Aim High
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) has put policy recommendations behind an effort to bring gigabit-plus speeds to all US anchor institutions by the year 2020.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
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7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Eurobites: UK Dampens Vodafone's Q1
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bezeq trials G.fast; Telecom Italia, HPE land cloud services contract; Net Insight sees revenues rise.
AT&T Covers 380M People With LTE in Q2
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T pushes ahead with LTE, even as it eyes 5G and turns off 2G.
Cellcom Turns to the Cloud for Its Latest CRM Strategy
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli operator joins the digital transformation gang by selecting Vlocity and its partner Salesforce for cloud CRM capabilities.
ONOS, ONF Create Integrated NFV Approach
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7/21/2016  |  1 comment
Combining the CORD project with a new open-source leaf-spine fabric for data centers is enabling ONOS and ONF to deliver a total NFV solution for operators.
Is Dish Going Down the Drain?
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7/21/2016  |  6 comments
Despite gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still reported a record loss of 281,000 subscribers in the second quarter.
How iPass & 60M Hotspots Could Disrupt the Mobile Industry
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7/21/2016  |  5 comments
The biggest WiFi network you've probably never heard of.
SK Telecom Sees LTE-M, LoRa as Its 'Two Main IoT Pillars'
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7/21/2016  |  2 comments
South Korean telco's IoT strategy includes the use of different technologies for 'low mobility' and 'high mobility' and raises questions about its commitment to Sigfox.
Verizon's Next With VNFs
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7/21/2016  |  8 comments
The Verizon business unit rolls out three virtual network services on a managed, on-demand basis, offering total flexibility and deployment choices.
Eurobites: Hands Off Our Data, France Tells Microsoft
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange buys into desktop virtualization; BT outage hits banks; Tele2 records loss in Q2.
Qualcomm Eyes Early Arrival for 5G Networks
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
On its fiscal Q3 call, Qualcomm says 5G promises a strong decade for the chipmaker.
Mellanox Capitalizes on 25G Transition
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Mellanox turned in its fifth consecutive quarter in which it increased revenue, and during the company's call with analysts, CEO Eyal Waldman explained how new products are likely to help the company extend that run for the next quarter or two.
Google Using AI to Control Data Center Cooling
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7/20/2016  |  3 comments
After testing its DeepMind learning systems to manage the cooling equipment in some of its data centers, Google said it intends to turn control of all its data center cooling systems to DeepMind.
Google Launches West Coast Cloud Region, Natural Language Tools
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Reducing latency for West Coast cloud customers and making it easier for apps to understand plain spoken English.
AT&T, Orange Unite to Press for SDN, NFV Standards
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7/20/2016  |  2 comments
Carriers collaborating to speed up standards that make virtual CPE, SDNs and VNF on-boarding universally interoperable across networks.
Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.
Microsoft Butters Up Land O'Lakes, Lands Boeing, Friends Facebook
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Microsoft inks high-profile cloud deals with three very different companies.
Microsoft: Every Cloud Customer a Potential Software Partner
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Deals like the one Microsoft recently announced with Boeing, where Microsoft Azure will run Boeing's commercial aviation analytics tools, will become more common, company executives said on Microsoft's quarterly earnings call.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Ericsson's CEO
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cautious go-ahead for vectoring plan; Telia sees sales fall in second quarter; Vodafone UK gives Cisco's SON tech a whirl.
Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
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7/20/2016  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.
Marvell Has Loss for FY2016, Ended in January
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Marvell Technology reported a loss of $811 million on revenue of $2.7 billion for its fiscal 2016. That compares to Marvell's FY2015, when the company made a profit of $435 million on sales of $3.7 billion.
Innovations: Cheap, Submicron Circuit Printing
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo has developed a new means of printing circuitry onto a substrate that it promises is cheaper and easier than any other option available, while also making an order-of-magnitude leap in diminishing line widths to 0.8 micron.
Eurobites: Hyperoptic Bags £21M EIB Loan for UK Gigabit Rollout
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach slammed by UK MPs; BT disagrees; low device sales hit Telenor's Q2 revenue.
Telenor Skips India Auction, May Quit Market
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Norwegian operator decides not to participate in India's latest spectrum auction, raising questions about its long-term commitment to the market.
Ericsson 'Doubles' Savings Goal as Sales Slump
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7/19/2016  |  10 comments
Swedish vendor renews efforts to improve margins as market and macro-economic conditions weigh heavily on second-quarter sales.
SK Telecom Targets Pre-Commercial 5G Deployment In 2017
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7/19/2016  |  4 comments
SK Telecom will build on its pioneering tests with a new 5G pilot this year and pre-commercial deployment in 2017.
Vodafone Boasts 23Gbit/s 5G Speeds in Tests With Huawei
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7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone has conducted a 5G field test in the UK that achieved data rates of more than 20 Gbit/s and provided downstream connectivity at 10 Gbit/s for multiple users.
US Govt. Pumps $400M Into 5G Research Program
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7/19/2016  |  2 comments
NSF will lead $400M R&D program for 5G in the US over the next seven years.
Netflix Sub Slowdown Sends Stock Spiraling
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7/19/2016  |  4 comments
Higher-than-expected customer churn caught Netflix flat-footed in Q2.
IBM Cloud Gains Aren't Enough
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7/19/2016  |  2 comments
The cloud and cognitive computing business is up for IBM, but traditional IT continues its downward spiral, according to quarterly earnings reported Monday.
CSPs Face Double Threat From DDoS Trends - Report
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7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Communications service providers not only face an increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks -- they're also under threat from the web giants in the DDoS protection services market.
VMware Revenues Leap on Networking, Cloud
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The company sees strong growth as it transitions from traditional server virtualization to SDN, storage networking and cloud.
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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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