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5G-Focused Telstra Hands Juicy Optical Deal to Ericsson, Ciena
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
Cloud Rains on HPE Earnings
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2/24/2017  |  4 comments
Net revenue is down to $11.4 billion for the quarter, and cloud is part of the problem.
Lawyers Ring Amazon's Chimes – Lawsuit Charges Trademark Ripoff
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2/23/2017  |  2 comments
CafeX in New York says Amazon stole the name 'Chime' from its own videoconferencing product, introduced a year before Amazon's.
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is the latest major name to join the NIA, an industry organization that's needed more than ever.
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Leading vendor joins industry effort to advance and accelerate the development and benefits of network virtualization.
Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
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2/23/2017  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of the park; Nokia's in it for the anyhaul; and Aria's AI code heads to China.
BOCO Adds Aria's AI to Its SDN Controller
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
BOCO is incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities from Aria Networks into its upcoming ONOS-based SDN controller.
ADVA Reports Record Annual Revenues
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Full year 2016 revenues are up 28% to €566.7 million, but ADVA's margins took a hit.
HPE, Red Hat Team on Storage, OpenStack for NFV
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
HPE expands its multi-stack strategy for NFV deployments with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
Nokia Enhances Its 'Anyhaul' Portfolio
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Updates microwave, IP, optical, mobile and fixed access product lines to support next gen fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
BT & Huawei Research 5G Network Slicing
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
BT and Huawei today announced new research into how "network slicing" -- a method of carving out specific "slices" of an IP-based network for dedicated purposes -- may be used to support services delivered over tomorrow's 5G networks.
Enterprise Cloud Requires Cloud-Like Carriers – Riverbed
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Carriers need to be able do deliver services that cross geographic boundaries, at the network core or on the edge, the vendor says.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Assuring the Telco Cloud
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The systems and processes used for assuring networks services and business models will need to be updated to support telco cloud and virtualization strategies.
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.
Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/17/2017  |  17 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
Nice to See at Least One CSP Taking My Advice
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/17/2017  |  7 comments
Colt is focusing on connectivity. Other telcos should follow its good example.
Cloudifying the Communications Network
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2/16/2017  |  4 comments
Operators want to take advantage of cloudification, but the communications network is not the data center so they need to bridge the gap between the network and the cloud.
Spirent Boasts First 200G Ethernet Test System
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Additional Ethernet speed is enabled by new 50G electrical interfaces, which allows the deployment of cost-effective 50G links from high performance servers to a new generation of switches and routers.
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.
Versa Announces Support for IPv4- & IPv6-based SD-WANs
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN vendor readies SD-WAN for Digital Transformation and IoT.
Why IBM Is the Best Fit for Verizon's Enterprise Cloud Business
Shades of Ray  | 
2/15/2017  |  1 comment
Verizon has struck a deal to offload its enterprise cloud services business, Light Reading has learned, and IBM looks like the best fit.
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 Business Invests $25M for High-Performance Ethernet in Boston, Cambridge
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Back Bay and financial district business communities benefit from scalable, advanced Internet and voice capabilities.
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.
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.
Just a Few More Tweaks...
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
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.
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.
New IP Agency Wins Platinum AVA Digital Award in Non-Profit Category
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Not-for-profit independent initiative is a 2017 Platinum AVA Digital Award Winner.
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.
RIP Twitter. It's Walking Dead
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/10/2017  |  23 comments
Not even Donald Trump can make Twitter profitable. Twitter is out of time to turn things around.
Infinera Reports Q4, Full Year Financials
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $181 million, down from $185.5 million in the third quarter and down from $260 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.
CenturyLink's Capex Axe to Fall on Infinera, Ciena – Analyst
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Spending cuts at CenturyLink could spell some misery for optical equipment makers, according to a leading analyst.
Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.
Nokia Eyes Bigger Software Role With €347M Comptel Bid
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2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor says takeover of OSS specialist forms a critical part of strategic plans to develop a standalone software business.
Getting Up to Speed on Microservices
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2/9/2017  |  3 comments
With flexibility and speed becoming increasingly important in service development, microservice capabilities are attracting increasing attention.
Nokia to Acquire Comptel for €347M
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia says Comptel will bolster its software portfolio by adding critical solutions for catalogue-driven service orchestration and fulfillment, intelligent data processing, customer engagement, and agile service monetization.
Level 3 Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Level 3 reported revenues $2.032 billion for the fourth quarter 2016 and $8.172 billion for the full year.
Evernote Gives Itself High Fives, Completes Migration to Google Cloud
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2/8/2017  |  4 comments
The note-taking service migrated more than 4 petabytes of data from its own data centers to the public cloud.
SoftBank's Son & Trump: Marriage of Expedience
Morris Lore  | 
2/8/2017  |  2 comments
The Japanese tycoon hints at favorable regulatory changes in the US market, but will he ultimately rue his chummy relationship with Trump?
Trump & Tech: Round 1
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact on the US technology sector.
Amazon.com 4Q 2016 Sales Up 22% to $43.7B
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
AWS net sales climb to $12.2 billion for fiscal 2016, from $7.9 billion in 2015.
IBM Launches Dubai Blockchain Deal With du
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Initiative aims to use blockchain to keep track of finances and logistics for import and re-export of goods and services into the busy port city.
Barefoot Networks Signs Ex-Googler Barratt
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
The two-year-old making of a 6.5 terabit Ethernet switch chip chooses industry veteran to help grow its business.
Telco Suppliers Join Trump Opposition, but Network Operators Remain Silent
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2/7/2017  |  2 comments
A total of 127 technology companies, including some of the biggest in the US, have signed a document opposing Trump's travel ban, but there's no sign of the major telcos.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
Eurobites: BT Defends Android in EU Battle
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson plays part in connected car breakthrough; Allot revenues slide in Q4; Coriant lands South African deal; OBS goes to sea.
Juniper Co-Founder Sindhu Steps Back
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2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Juniper co-founder Pradeep Sindhu says he's stepping aside as CTO to focus on his position as CEO of a new startup, Fungible, which is working on cloud data centers.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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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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