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Telefónica Expands Its Global Telco Cloud
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2/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Wholesale arm of Spanish giant has added seven new network functions hubs to enhance its virtualization capabilities.
Eurobites: Nokia & Tele2 Combine for IoT
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2/19/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Digital India Is Coming... but When?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Join Light Reading's Tien Chi Fu for a fun trip in India that includes some telecom insights, local street foods and some very heavy traffic.
Axiata Digital Services' Lye: Find the Right Leader to Follow
Mentor Monday  | 
2/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Amanda Lye, Axiata Digital's 32-year-old associate director of strategy, is breaking the mold in the telecom industry.
Liberty Global Ratchets Up Capex Again
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2/16/2018  |  1 comment
Already spending heavily on network extensions and new equipment, especially in the UK, big European MSO aims to boost its capex even higher in 2018.
PON, 5G & the Case for Convergence
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2018  |  Post a comment
5G may finally be driving the business case for fixed mobile convergence.
Will China React to Latest US Huawei, ZTE Slapdown?
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2018  |  6 comments
With their network infrastructure systems already on the "do not touch" list, the Chinese vendors now find their smartphones labelled as a security risk. But will this lead to reprisals?
Eurobites: Italian Operators Face Antitrust Probe
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2/16/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
WiCipedia: Terrible People, #MeToo Venting & Magic Mike, Here We Come!
WiCipedia  | 
2/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Another tech conference, another inappropriate after-party; views on math affect performance; equal pay schmequal pay; and more.
Competition Heats Up for SDN/NFV Processing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and CSPs requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by many vendors.
T-Mobile Injects AI Into Customer Service
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2018  |  1 comment
T-Mobile is deploying Tupl's ACCR tool, which utilizes AI, machine learning and automation, to expedite responses to customer help tickets.
5G: The Density Question
Jonestown  | 
2/15/2018  |  3 comments
Double the density, double the fun!
IBM, Microsoft Duke It Out Over Chief Diversity Hire
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/15/2018  |  5 comments
IBM alleges Microsoft's hire of its Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre violates its non-compete agreement, but should improving diversity be a proprietary process?
Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Shades of Ray  | 
2/15/2018  |  8 comments
The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.
Ruckus Gives Arris a Boost in Q4
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2/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Only a month after the acquisition closed, Ruckus was already contributing to Arris's top-line growth.
CenturyLink CEO: Automation Key to Improved Customer Experience
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2/15/2018  |  1 comment
Glen Post pledges more automated and simplified products, processes and systems in future for a combined CenturyLink-Level 3.
Eurobites: Nokia Gets a Case of the Shakes Over Digital Health Market
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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.
Equinix Buys Infomart Dallas for $800M in Southwest Expansion
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Data center/interconnection specialist buys iconic Dallas facility to fuel its expansion in southwestern US.
GCI Takes SD-WAN to Pacific Northwest
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
GCI is deploying a new SD-WAN platform, CloudFlex SD-WAN, to business customers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Com Hem Rolls Harmonic's Software CCAP
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Although Com Hem isn't Harmonic's first CableOS customer, it is the first one to go on the record as deploying the vendor's virtualized cable access network system known as CableOS.
Eurobites: UK's 5G Auction Hurdle Cleared
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia addresses virtualization risks; ARM targets machine learning; UK soccer rights auction suffers deflation.
Bringing Blockchain to the Roaming Market
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2/14/2018  |  1 comment
Irish-Russian startup reckons blockchain can solve roaming's core problems of cost and complexity.
Windstream Rebrands to Challenge Incumbents
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Rebranded units will more aggressively target customers, particularly customers of incumbents not changing with the times.
MWC 2018: How AI Is Impacting Telecom
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw looks at the impact artificial intelligence is already having on the telecom sector and how it could drive revenues as well as help reduce costs.
Altice Champions NG-PON2 for 5G Fronthaul
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
International operator believes the emerging fiber access broadband technology will be needed to support a disaggregated radio access network once 5G is deployed.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Let's Get Digital
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Paul Nolan from PR agency CC Group, who tells us about a bit of research his company commissioned into how operators are going about the macro trend that is digital transformation and what vendors are doing to help them. Spoiler alert – it's complicated.
Net Neutrality: States' Rights vs. the FCC
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2018  |  6 comments
Net neutrality is the new states' rights debate.
Broadcom Keeps the Pressure On in Qualcomm Bid
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
The companies are also said to be meeting on Wednesday.
Pilot Banks on Telia Carrier
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Partnership enables four-year-old fiber-based ISP to expand rapidly in competitive business markets.
Hudson Deal Helps Atrinet Swim Upstream
Shades of Ray  | 
2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Israeli hybrid network management specialist has a new customer to go with its new strategy – now will it sink or swim?
Windstream Bets on SDN for Biz Success
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
US network operator focused on delivering critical services such as UCaaS and SD-WAN over more flexible, customer-driven platforms.
MWC 2018: Ovum IDs the IoT Hotspots
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/13/2018  |  2 comments
Ovum's Head of IoT, Alexandra Rehak, uncovers the hot IoT topics for MWC, including LPWAN commercialization, use cases for 5G, the use of artificial intelligence in IoT deployments and more.
Federal Funds for Broadband? Unlikely
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  16 comments
Trump's infrastructure bill promises little in the way of federal funding for broadband deployments.
Denmark's TDC Accepts US$6.7B Takeover Bid
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The Danish national operator has accepted a renewed takeover offer from Macquarie and various pension funds that values it at about US$6.7 billion.
Orange's 5G Plan: Definitely, Maybe
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  2 comments
France's biggest service provider is preparing to roll out 5G networks despite the uncertainties it faces.
Eurobites: BT, Openreach Separation Back in the Spotlight
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: TDC's planned merger with MTG could unravel; plus news from Open Fiber and Huawei, Scottish ISP Commsworld and Mitel.
MTS Eyes 'Ticketmaster' Role in Russia After Latest M&A Moves
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Russia's biggest mobile network operator says latest takeovers form part of its digital diversification strategy.
Cato Caters to Enterprises Opting Out of Carrier SD-WAN
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Suppliers like Cato Networks are among a growing group of competitors to telcos in the SD-WAN space.
TalkTalk's 'Tech Debt' Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/12/2018  |  1 comment
In the wake of a damaging cyber attack in 2015, Philip Clayson was tasked with creating a cyber breach remediation plan for over 600 applications across TalkTalk's consumer and enterprise divisions and to deal with the operator's 'tech debt.'
MWC 2018: Tackling the SME Market
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Ovum senior analyst Alex Harrowell discusses they key challenges facing SMEs, including security, digital transformation and customer relationship management, that could be addressed by managed services and a more focused offer from network operators.
What's Behind RJio's Relentless Price Cutting?
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Hopes for a recovery in pricing are evaporating following further price cuts by India's most aggressive player.
Beating Netflix at Its Own Game
Column  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
How pay-TV operators can unleash the power of AI and deep learning to compete in the rapidly changing video market.
Warning: US Cablecos Will Go National
MariNation  | 
2/9/2018  |  9 comments
The shot clock has started. Tick, tick, tick... boom!
Monitoring the Mobile Cloud Is Essential for Digitalization
Column  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Accurate real-time visibility into next-generation networks and clouds is essential for operators' digital transformation and 5G strategies.
Qualcomm Rejects Latest Broadcom Bid
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
But Qualcomm is offering to meet with Broadcom to discuss the bid.
Huawei: We're Still in Orange's 5G Plans
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2/9/2018  |  1 comment
Head of Huawei's carrier division says the Chinese vendor is involved in Orange's 5G developments despite not being included in the French operator's 5G test plans announced this week.
Has China Really Opened Up a 5G Gap?
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The notion that China has opened up a 5G gap with the US looks mistaken.
Measuring Progress in Carrier SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
It's still hard to say whether carrier SDN is really a success or a failure, but the needle is moving on SDN commercialization – albeit not as quickly as some might hope.
DT Ditches Nokia From Its German Radio Access Network
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson confirmed as the replacement for Nokia in Deutsche Telekom's German radio access network.
WiCipedia: Social Skills Boost Opportunity & the Emergence of Diversity Data
WiCipedia  | 
2/9/2018  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: SheHacks hosts largest female hackathon in world; the birth of diversity data; wear your geek on your sleeve; and more.
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