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Orange Also Objects to 5G NR Acceleration
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Technical strategy director at French incumbent says 5G is not just about new radio specifications.
Private Cloud Is Very Popular Yet Nobody's Doing It
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3/1/2017  |  1 comment
On-premises server component sales are declining, even in the face of strong demand for on-premises cloud, Intel said.
Amdocs CMO: We're Gonna Mint It in MANO
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Amdocs is very bullish about its revenue prospects from a productized version of the recently created open source management and orchestration (MANO) system ONAP.
MegaPath Expands SD-WAN Options
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
New offerings are specifically tailored to the needs of enterprise customers and of SMBs.
VimpelCom to Pioneer 'Multivendor' NFV; Downbeat on 5G
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Emerging markets player wants to be at the forefront of developments in SDN and NFV but dismisses 5G talk as 'hype.'
VMware Wants to Lead CSPs to Enterprise Cloud
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Deploying NFV and IoT tools to help service providers deploy new revenue streams.
AWS S3 Goes Down, Internet Snow Day Declared
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3/1/2017  |  4 comments
Eleven-hour outage hits S3 Storage, used by nearly 150,000 websites.
The Social Network: An Update on Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
CEO Chat With Cisco's Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.
VeloCloud Teams Up with Tata NetFoundry
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN specialist Velocloud has teamed up with new public Internet optimization specialist NetFoundry to offer enterprises an improved services proposition.
AT&T Boasts 2-Year, $40B+ Spend
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2/28/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T highlights two-year, $40 billion-plus capex spend, with 40% going to expand portfolio of smart, agile, mobile and integrated business solutions.
Level 3 Antes Up on APAC Ethernet
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Carrier extends dynamic service capability and hybrid cloud support to three APAC cities: Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
Inter-Carrier APIs Get Major Push
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
New effort led by MEF and TM Forum, and pushed ahead by AT&T, Colt and Orange, aims at universal set of inter-carrier APIs for service orchestration.
Level 3 Expands Dynamic Ethernet Services to APAC
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Enterprises can now access Level 3’s agile Ethernet platform from two access points each in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
Arris Launches Retail DOCSIS 3.1 Modem
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Say hello to the SURFboard SB8200 cable modem.
MEF, TM Forum, Carriers Collaborate on APIs
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Effort will standardize Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) APIs for orchestrating connectivity services across multiple networks.
AT&T, Colt, Orange Team with SDOs on Global API Standards
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Effort intended to enable and automate service order, delivery and assurance across global networks.
Cisco CEO: Trump Changes Won't Affect Our M&A Strategy
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
But Cisco may be atypical in its M&A strategy compared to service providers and others.
SAP Floats Apple Partnership, New Cloud Services
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2/28/2017  |  1 comment
iPhones and iPads are SAP's first-choice mobile platform, as the company extends its cloud platform with new capabilities.
DT CTO: Costs Must Fall or 5G 'Won't Work'
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
A senior executive at Deutsche Telekom says that 5G costs must fall significantly if rollout is to prove economical.
Telefónica's Blanco: 5G NR 'Acceleration' Is 'Big Mistake'
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2/27/2017  |  7 comments
Telefónica's CTO says operators risk messing up the 5G business case if they close the radio specifications too soon.
SAP Exec Trash-Talks Oracle: 'I Have Not Seen Them'
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
SAP says Oracle is behind the times in the cloud, mirroring criticisms Oracle has leveled at SAP.
DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint
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2/27/2017  |  3 comments
German telco outlines plans to make 5G available across '100%' of its network footprint but highlights some big cost hurdles.
Ericsson's Ekholm Trumpets 5G Role But Still Lacks Plan
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2/27/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson's new CEO had little to say about any specific plans to corner the 5G market, or dominate other parts of the equipment market, during an underwhelming press conference at MWC 2017.
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  |  12 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  |  3 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  |  19 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  |  2 comments
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
News Analysis  | 
2/15/2017  |  1 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  |  1 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.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Huawei MWC 2017 Day One Highlights

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IoT Platform Enables Axiata's Connected Car Realization

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Huawei and Axiata Digital, a wholly owned subsidiary of leading Asian telecommunications group Axiata Group Berhad, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at MWC 2017 to jointly promote IoT services across Asia. The key of Axiata Digital's IoT strategy is to develop an open IoT ecosystem for various industries, so as to enable independent IoT apps to be easily ...
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Simyo: Agile Operation With Huawei BES

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Simyo CEO Jesus Noguera shares the achievements of the Huawei BES project and discusses how they stay competitive in the challenging European market.
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Marching in the Cloud-Based Wireless Network Era

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Huawei exhibited its Cloud-Based Wireless Network in MWC2017. An Jian, president of Wireless Network Marketing and Solutions, unveils key driving forces and customer values for CloudRAN/CloudAIR and evolution strategy towards 5G network.
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Telekom Serbia: Fixed Network Modernization Is on the Way

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Telekom Serbia will achieve full infrastructure renovation based on the all-around cooperation with Huawei in All-IP Fixed Network modernization, paving the way for easy introduction of ultra-broadband HD video and other digital services. This service development will enhance the user experience.
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Elisa: Mobile Video Is Adding a Platform for All Digital Services

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With its new strategy of "Accelerate new services business," Elisa is finding success in mobile video business based on two main factors: new business design and best video experience, and achieving fast business success with the highest DOU in the world. Furthermore, video is adding a platform for all digital services.
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Evolving to All Cloud Network

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All Cloud is a key measure for carriers to achieve digital transformation and upgrade their network infrastructure in terms of networks, services and operations. Digital transformation will create systematic strengths in pooled hardware resources, distributed software architecture and automated operation, which will enable comprehensive resource scheduling and ...
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IoT Platform Enables Carriers to Expand IoT Services & Ecosystem

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The huge potential of the IoT market is attracting enterprises, hoping to seize the opportunity by building up IoT platforms and ecosystem. There are hundreds of IoT platform players in what is a fierce market and Huawei is one of them. Julian Waston, Senior Principal Analyst of IoT from IHS Markit, gives his views on the trends in IoT platforms, and explains how ...
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Ericsson's CTO on 4G Innovation

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At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
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OrbTV: Tata Goes Global for IoT

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Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
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OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance Shares Its Smart City Vision

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Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
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OrbTV: Boingo's CTO on the Need for Convergence

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Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
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