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Mari Silbey Cable Has One Thing Verizon Needs
Mari Silbey  
1/17/2017   2 comments
Speculation has officially run rampant with a report out by the New York Post that Verizon is considering a purchase of one of the largest cable companies in the US. There are many reasons why the very idea is ridiculous, but that won't stop the rumor mill from churning, particularly after UBS analyst John Hodulik stated late last year that a Trump Administration could make it easier for such a large-scale merger to pass regulatory muster.
Carol Wilson Virtual Uncertainty Over Business Processes
Carol Wilson  
1/17/2017   3 comments
Telecom hardware and software vendors are well aware of what their network operator customers want as virtualization takes hold. But many of them are telling me the industry in general needs to sort out some critical issues around core business processes before everyone can move forward.
Mari Silbey TV's Paradox: No HDR Without 4K
Mari Silbey  
1/17/2017   5 comments
If 4K is the premium label consumers know to look for when buying a new TV, HDR is the upgrade that experts say makes the most difference to television viewing. Ultra HD or 4K TV delivers four times the amount of information in a picture as a high-definition display. But that higher resolution is only detectable to viewers watching on a really big screen. In contrast, high dynamic range (HDR) video, with its greater luminance, makes TV look better no matter what size the television set.
Gagandeep Kaur India's Jio to Boost Networks With $4.4B Investment
Gagandeep Kaur  
1/17/2017  
Reliance Jio, India's newest service provider, has this week revealed plans to spend another $4.4 billion on network expansion and upgrades.
Nita Patel 3 Qualities of Leaders, Mentors & Mentees
Nita Patel  
1/17/2017   1 Comment
If given a list of characteristics, can you identify which qualities belong to a leader versus a mentor versus a mentee?
Iain Morris Data Platform Startup Zeotap Raises $12.8M
Iain Morris  
1/17/2017  
Berlin-based startup Zeotap, whose technology is aimed at helping mobile operators to make money from their subscriber data, says it has raised euro 12 million ($12.8 million) during a Series B round of funding.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Subsea Boost for Ireland
Paul Rainford  
1/17/2017  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling gets the gigabit treatment; Kudelski unit sues NFL; T-Mobile Netherlands' new CEO; Viaccess-Orca acquires BigHill.
Ray Le Maistre Nico Fischbach Leaves Colt, Joins Security Specialist Forcepoint
Ray Le Maistre  
1/17/2017   1 Comment
Nico Fischbach, one of the best known names and faces in the Carrier Ethernet and virtualization sectors, has left international network operator Colt to join cybersecurity specialist Forcepoint with the job title "CTO Cloud."
Iain Morris Growing Pains Will Force Telcos to Shape Up
Iain Morris  
1/17/2017   5 comments
For modern-day capitalist countries, the trajectory of economic development has historically resembled an aircraft after take-off, encountering pockets of turbulence but steadily rising.
Dan Jones Qualcomm Study Predicts 5G Will Create 22M Jobs by 2035
Dan Jones  
1/17/2017   4 comments
Qualcomm is the latest company to proclaim that 5G will transform the way we live life and do business, after commissioning a study that predicts that the 5G value chain will generate up to $3.5 trillion in revenue in 2035, and create up to 22 million jobs worldwide by then.
Alan Breznick Arris Bidding for Brocade Unit – Report
Alan Breznick  
1/16/2017   2 comments
Just a year after gobbling up Pace for $2.1 billion, Arris is now reportedly bidding to buy Brocade's networking equipment business for up to $1 billion.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Ekholm Takes the Reins at Ericsson
Paul Rainford  
1/16/2017  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cornerstone negotiations; euro 1.4 million raised for voice-call app for deaf people; tumbleweed in London's Tech City; the Internet of Posh Shirts.
Ray Le Maistre 10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Ray Le Maistre  
1/16/2017   3 comments
Six months after Hans Vestberg was shown the door, his full-time replacement as Ericsson CEO, Borje Ekholm, finally stepped into the role today.
Ray Le Maistre Ciscosson Scores Telco Cloud Deal Down Under
Ray Le Maistre  
1/16/2017  
Partners Ericsson and Cisco have given the Swedish firm's new CEO, Borje Ekholm, a "welcome aboard" present with a five-year telco cloud transformation deal at Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA).
Scott Ferguson AI Jitters Kick Off 2017
Scott Ferguson  
1/16/2017   1 Comment
It's only halfway through January, and artificial intelligence is already making many people jittery in 2017.
Sarah Thomas Verizon CISO Paves Way for Women in Cybersecurity
Sarah Thomas  
1/16/2017   1 Comment
There is a huge opportunity for women in cybersecurity, a field that's not only lacking in females, but which faces an overall talent shortage.
Dan Jones South Korea Seeks Warrant for Samsung Vice Chairman's Arrest
Dan Jones  
1/16/2017   4 comments
Samsung is getting pulled into the South Korean scandal that has already seen the country's president impeached, as authorities seek a formal arrest warrant for the de facto boss of the giant conglomerate.
Iain Morris Iridium Goes 'Phew' After SpaceX Gets Off Ground
Iain Morris  
1/16/2017   2 comments
Iridium executives can exhale. The SpaceX rocket carrying ten of the company's next-generation satellites has smoothly taken to the skies, marking the space exploration company's first successful launch since its costly accident last September.
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Carol Wilson Level 3 Bulks Up APAC Security
Carol Wilson  
1/15/2017  
Level 3 Communications today announced the opening of three new traffic scrubbing centers in Asia-Pacific to deal with a steady rise in botnet attacks originating from that region. The new centers in Hong-Kong, Singapore and Tokyo will mean that potential attack traffic will no longer be backhauled to Level 3's West Coast scrubbing center to determine if it's safe to deliver.
Curtis Franklin Is Paranoid the New Normal Security?
Curtis Franklin  
1/13/2017   1 Comment
Traditional computer and network security tries to harden the perimeter, treating any breach of the hardened wall around the enterprise as a failure. A new endpoint security platform, Nyotron Paranoid, bases its protection on the idea that the best perimeter can be breached and the best protection comes from limiting the resulting damage.
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