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Ray Le Maistre Telefónica Expands Its Global Telco Cloud
Ray Le Maistre  
2/19/2018  
Ever keen to benefit from the operational and financial efficiencies that come from telco cloud deployments, Telefonica's wholesale business unit has added virtualized functions to seven new hubs across the world as it slowly but surely migrates towards a hybrid legacy/virtual architecture.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Nokia & Tele2 Combine for IoT
Paul Rainford  
2/19/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: using church spires for mobile antennas in the UK; how du will book your vacation for you; Belgian watchdog bites back at Facebook; for DT, the only way is ethics.
Gagandeep Kaur Axiata Digital Services' Lye: Find the Right Leader to Follow
Gagandeep Kaur  
2/19/2018  
It is rare that you come across a 32-year-old female associate director of strategy in any business, rarer still in the telecom industry. Amanda Lye, a young and dynamic senior executive at a major APAC operator, is definitely an anomaly.
Alan Breznick Liberty Global Ratchets Up Capex Again
Alan Breznick  
2/16/2018   1 Comment
After ramping up its capital spending by 20% in 2017, Liberty Global plans to boost its capex again this year as it sprints to upgrade both its cable HFC networks and customer premises equipment for new broadband, video and voice services.
Mari Silbey PON, 5G & the Case for Convergence
Mari Silbey  
2/16/2018  
The Broadband Forum has a new project underway with Japanese operator NTT to optimize passive optical networks to support future 5G wireless services.
Ray Le Maistre Will China React to Latest US Huawei, ZTE Slapdown?
Ray Le Maistre  
2/16/2018   6 comments
The US market just got even tougher for Huawei and ZTE, the two major telecom vendors that have come under the US national security spotlight for the past five years or so, as their mobile devices have now been labelled a security risk. (See AT&T Warned to Cut Ties With Huawei - Report, Huawei, ZTE Face US Federal Ban and Huawei Still Knocking on US Door – but AT&T Deal Thwarted.)
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Italian Operators Face Antitrust Probe
Paul Rainford  
2/16/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; Three Ireland earmarks funds for 5G; Deutsche Telekom extends edge computing R&D.
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser T-Mobile Injects AI Into Customer Service
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
2/16/2018   1 Comment
T-Mobile is accelerating automation of its customer service operations by deploying Tupl's Automated Customer Care Resolution (ACCR) tool, which utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to speed response time on customers' help tickets.
Simon Stanley Competition Heats Up for SDN/NFV Processing
Simon Stanley  
2/16/2018  
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by many vendors. Cloud services are being delivered from hyper-scale data centers and through edge networks where support for virtual applications and virtualized networks requires servers with multicore processors that have many efficient cores, huge internal bandwidths and high-speed connectivity to memory and network interfaces. These requirements have driven the design of the latest multicore processors, which have been introduced during the second half of 2017 and into the start of 2018.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Terrible People, #MeToo Venting & Magic Mike, Here We Come!
Eryn Leavens  
2/16/2018  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Another tech conference, another inappropriate after-party; views on math affect performance; equal pay schmequal pay; and more.
Dan Jones 5G: The Density Question
Dan Jones  
2/15/2018   3 comments
High-band 5G, which Verizon has labeled "true 5G," promises gigabit-plus speeds but at the expense of coverage and signal penetration. Now, we're starting to get some idea of how carriers will have to densify networks to support propagation in 5G millimeter wave networks.
Sarah Thomas IBM, Microsoft Duke It Out Over Chief Diversity Hire
Sarah Thomas  
2/15/2018   5 comments
IBM has filed suit against Microsoft for hiring away its Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, alleging it violates a non-compete agreement. The resulting war of words between the two companies raises an interesting question: Should improving diversity be a proprietary process?
Ray Le Maistre Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Ray Le Maistre  
2/15/2018   8 comments
VALENCIA -- FTTH Conference 2018 -- As you'd expect at an event organized by an industry body that lives and breathes to promote fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B), there has been a lot of positive noise about fiber-based broadband in Valencia this week and, indeed, there are some healthy growth numbers to support the notion that FTTH is (finally) picking up in the region.
Mari Silbey Ruckus Gives Arris a Boost in Q4
Mari Silbey  
2/15/2018  
In a record quarter for earnings, Arris posted EPS of $0.88 in Q4 and revenues of $1.74 billion. Earnings were not only well above Arris's own guidance from three months ago, but also beat Wall Street projections of $0.77 per share, according to Zacks analysts.
Carol Wilson CenturyLink CEO: Automation Key to Improved Customer Experience
Carol Wilson  
2/15/2018   1 Comment
Automation of "products, processes and systems" is at the core of CenturyLink's future as it focuses on better customer experience and advanced network products, the company's CEO told the investment community Wednesday on its earnings call.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Nokia Gets a Case of the Shakes Over Digital Health Market
Paul Rainford  
2/15/2018   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media stands out for Liberty Global; Sigfox accentuates the positive; fiber's socio-economic benefits.
Carol Wilson Equinix Buys Infomart Dallas for $800M in Southwest Expansion
Carol Wilson  
2/14/2018  
Equinix has acquired Infomart Dallas, a major interconnection hub and home to half of its eight International Business Exchange centers, for $800 million, the company announced today, just ahead of its fourth quarter earnings call.
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser GCI Takes SD-WAN to Pacific Northwest
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
2/14/2018  
Communications and digital service provider GCI is deploying a new SD-WAN platform, CloudFlex SD-WAN, which is now available to its 14,000 business customers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Mari Silbey Com Hem Rolls Harmonic's Software CCAP
Mari Silbey  
2/14/2018  
Virtualization has arrived in the cable access network.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: UK's 5G Auction Hurdle Cleared
Paul Rainford  
2/14/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia addresses virtualization risks; ARM targets machine learning; UK soccer rights auction suffers deflation.
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