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Craig Matsumoto HPE Closes the Door on OpenSDN
Craig Matsumoto  
4/27/2017  
One of the earliest entrants in software-defined networking (SDN) has met its demise, as Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is shutting down its OpenSDN product family, a descendant of the SDN controller built by ConteXtream.
Alan Breznick Comcast Reaches for Xfinity & Beyond
Alan Breznick  
4/27/2017   1 Comment
Once again shrugging off the need to buy a wireless provider or another cable operator, Comcast reported sterling results across the board for the first quarter, boosting cable revenues and customers by hefty margins.
Iain Morris Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
Iain Morris  
4/27/2017   1 Comment
Nokia's turnaround has picked up momentum in the first three months of the year, with the Finnish vendor reporting a much slower sales decline than in previous quarters and highlighting encouraging progress at its mobile and fledgling software businesses.
Gagandeep Kaur India Gets Its First MVNO
Gagandeep Kaur  
4/27/2017  
Mobile virtual network operators may be a common feature of the telecom landscape in many countries, but India has only just welcomed its first with the recent launch of broadband and international calling services in Tamil Nadu by a company called Aerovoyce.
Iain Morris Orange Doffs Beret to Spanish Biz for Q1 Growth
Iain Morris  
4/27/2017  
France's Orange has registered small improvements in first-quarter sales and profits thanks to a hats-off performance in Spain and a further slowing of its revenue decline at home.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Swisscom Commits to IP Timeline
Paul Rainford  
4/27/2017  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Proximus stay friends in Belgium and Luxembourg; UK government angered by Twitter data block; Sky's OTT service launches in Ireland.
Mari Silbey Net Neutrality, Here We Go Again
Mari Silbey  
4/27/2017  
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is ready to go to war over net neutrality.
Carol Wilson Grande Goes Gig, Busts Bundle
Carol Wilson  
4/27/2017  
Even as it emulates larger ISPs by rolling out gigabit services, Grande Communications is bucking the bundling strategy on which companies such as AT&T and Comcast rely, instead building its business case on offering the best and fastest Internet service around.
Mari Silbey Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Gigabit Ultra-Broadband Service
Mari Silbey  
4/27/2017  
The promise of gigabit and multi-gigabit broadband services is fueling infrastructure investments and spurring innovative new technologies in the access network arena. Among the many gigabit services now available around the world, however, some deployments stand out either because of their positive impact on a community, or because of technical innovations that made cost-effective implementation possible.
Elizabeth Miller Coyne Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
4/27/2017  
As service providers virtualize their network functions to speed service delivery, improve revenue and decrease costs, they are also moving toward utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to transform their billing and operations systems. The goal is to improve network visibility and the all-important omni-channel customer experience for themselves and their business customers.
Carol Wilson Verizon: Small Biz in Cybercrooks' Crosshairs
Carol Wilson  
4/27/2017   2 comments
The rise of cyber-espionage reported in the 2017 edition of Verizon's data breach report shouldn't surprise anyone, since that topic has dominated news headlines for months. What the report also shows, however, is that ransomware is on a sharp rise and is increasingly targeting smaller, less protected companies, which need to be prepared. (See Cyberespionage, Ransomware Top 2017 Verizon DBIR.)
Dan Jones Huawei Faces US Govt. Probe Into Cuba, Syria & More – Report
Dan Jones  
4/26/2017  
Chinese networking equipment and smartphone vendor Huawei is reportedly facing a US Government probe into its dealings with Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria. The New York Times reports -- citing a subpoena the paper has seen -- that the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control is looking into whether Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. broke American trade controls on Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria. Huawei's Chinese rival ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063; Hong Kong: 0763) was fined $892 million by the government this March for breaking American trade rules by selling products that use US components in Iran. (See ZTE to Pay $892M Fine to Settle US Trade Dispute.)
Dan Jones Could Trump Tax Cuts Cause a Capex Climb?
Dan Jones  
4/26/2017   1 Comment
Major US operators have made no secret of their desire for a massive corporate tax cut. This Wednesday, the Trump Administration is giving them what they want -- announcing a plan to cut the rate from 35 percent to 15 percent.
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Iain Morris Ericsson, Huawei Incompatibility Threatens NB-IoT Sources
Iain Morris  
4/26/2017   2 comments
Interoperability problems between Ericsson and Huawei are hindering the rollout of NB-IoT services, according to a number of industry figures and experts.
Alan Breznick Altice USA Preps for Home Hub Rollout
Alan Breznick  
4/26/2017   1 Comment
LAS VEGAS -- As it pursues laying all-fiber lines to customers' homes, Altice USA is counting on the installation of souped-up boxes inside those homes to carry the day.
Mari Silbey AT&T: TW Deal Will Light a Fire Under Video Biz
Mari Silbey  
4/26/2017   1 Comment
It was not a pretty picture for AT&T's Entertainment Group in the first quarter. While DirecTV subscriber numbers were flat compared to Q4, AT&T lost 233,000 U-verse video subscribers, causing the company to drop to 25 million total video customers.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: EU Officials Raid Telenor & Tele2 Over Competition Concerns in Sweden
Paul Rainford  
4/26/2017   5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q1 revenues slip at KPN; Virgin Media adds channels for expats; Orange agrees wage deal with unions; Netflix et al could face increased European content requirement.
Iain Morris Telia's Sweden Cost Problem Threatens 2017 Targets
Iain Morris  
4/26/2017  
Sweden's Telia Company is wrestling with mounting costs at its domestic unit that could derail its earnings ambitions this year unless swiftly brought under control.
Dan Jones AT&T's Gig Economy Driven by Spectrum Obsession in 2017
Dan Jones  
4/25/2017  
AT&T executives spent a good deal of their first-quarter earnings call Tuesday evening focusing on how the carrier will deploy and manage spectrum in the near future, particularly now that it has captured the contract to build the FirstNet nationwide emergency workers network.
Craig Matsumoto Juniper Q1: Cloud Rises, Security Sags
Craig Matsumoto  
4/25/2017  
Contributions from the cloud vertical helped Juniper turn in an upbeat first-quarter report, but the company's security business -- pegged for a turnaround this year -- continues to lag.
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