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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/10/2017
It's been a busy week for Nokia. Fresh from announcing a €347 million ($369 million) takeover of Comptel, aimed at helping it to realize its software ambitions, the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/7/2017
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.
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BT has take steps to appease regulators threatening to break it up, appointing two independent board members at its Openreach networks business. The UK fixed-line ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/31/2017
Global Capacity today is making a major competitive step forward, challenging for the cloud connection business of the US enterprise market with a service that ...
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Miami becomes the first city in which the rapidly growing edge data center company EdgeConneX actually built a second data center, but it is not likely to be the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/30/2017
BT is eyeing a more ambitious rollout of fiber-to-the-premises technology, covering a greater number of households and businesses than the 2 million in its current ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/27/2017
The impact of BT's accounting scandal in Italy became more apparent on Friday as the UK telco reported a sharp fall in profit and had its outlook cut by ratings ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/27/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's Q4 benefits from Yoigo sale; Nokia offers a "Siri" for telco engineers; Ericsson/ECI combo does for the Danes.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/25/2017
Mobile operator EE, now subsumed into the BT empire, is set to report revenue growth for the recent October-to-December period, BT revealed in a statement this week.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/24/2017
Shirt buttons undone, hair tumbling over his collar, BT boss Gavin Patterson usually cuts a dashing figure in the staid world of telecom. But he will do well to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/24/2017
BT has been forced to slash its earnings forecasts after acknowledging that an accounting scandal in Italy would prove far costlier than originally expected.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/18/2017
EdgeConneX's deployment of the Megaport SDN fabric in its data centers across the US is good news for its anchor tenants -- mostly cable operators -- but also creates ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/18/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fined for over-billing; Vodafone cozies up in the frozen north; Oracle opens cloud accelerator.
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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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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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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
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What to Expect at MWC 2017

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5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.
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Versa: A Lot More Than SD-WAN

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Kelly Ahuja, the new CEO of Versa Networks, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about how Versa offers much more than just SD-WAN, and its plan to grow market adoption in 2017.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.