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Zoom Taps Former Cisco/SA Exec to Target Service Providers
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Incoming president & CEO Joseph Wytanis vows that Zoom, equipped with the Motorola brand, will avoid being a 'me-too' player as it chases after a market segment dominated by Arris and Technicolor.
Ciena: Scale for the Future, Support the Legacy
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.
Telecom Italia Building vRAN Tech, but Not With Ericsson
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10/17/2018  |  1 comment
Italian incumbent looks outside the traditional vendor community to solve its latest mobile network challenge.
Arris: We're Tackling the Tariffs
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10/17/2018  |  1 comment
Cable modem and broadband networking company has struck deals with customers to absorb most of the current tariffs costs along with plans to shift more production and its supply chain for devices outside of China by the first half of 2019.
Eurobites: Orange Tops French QoS Survey
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google begins charging smartphone makers for app store access; TDC snaps up broadband provider; Swisscom's digital signature service makes the EU grade.
Ericsson Weighs ORAN Alliance Membership
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor confirms involvement with group that wants to end the dominance of the incumbent equipment suppliers in the radio access network.
Dell to Icahn: Buzz Off
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Dell is continuing forward with its planned return to public markets, as investor Carl Icahn threatens to go to the mattresses to fight the proposal.
IBM Is Losing the Cloud Race
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Twenty percent growth looks great, but not when the market is growing at 50%.
Netflix Tops 130M Paid Subscribers Worldwide
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Internet video provider Netflix is still having troubles forecasting its subscriber growth, but the company doesn't seem to have problems attracting new customers as it adds more exclusive programming and benefits from increased traction outside the US.
Service Providers Should Adapt to Open Source World
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Four operator executives say open source solves more problems than it causes, and that CSPs need to get with the program.
AT&T Readies More High-Band 5G Tests as Mobile Launch Nears
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10/16/2018  |  1 comment
The operator, however, is still planning to use fixed mmWave 5G basestations for its tests in Atlanta, Hawaii, and – most probably – Los Angeles.
Automation's Double-Edged Sword Demands Sharpening of Skillsets
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10/16/2018  |  1 comment
At the NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Women in Comms panelists examined the impact of automation on women in the tech and communications industries.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Innovation, OTTs & the Smart Home
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This week Jamie and Scott are joined by Mary Clark or, as her friends like to call her, "Madame Syn."
Arista Challenges Cisco on Campus Networks
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Arista is extending its Cognitive Campus strategy with networking technology gained from its recent Mojo Networks purchase. Arista says: No more BMOC for CSCO.
Eurobites: Orange Targets Enterprise With LoRa-Based IoT Offering
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM and Intel kiss and make up; Nokia adds new chipsets to FTTX offerings; Saudi consulate outrage hits SoftBank.
TIP Forms New Edge Computing Unit
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10/16/2018  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and MobiledgeX to lead a new Telecom Infra Project (TIP) group focused on APIs that will enable developers to write apps able to run on edge computing resources.
Has TIP Made Networks Sexy to VCs?
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10/16/2018  |  2 comments
Two and a half years into its mission, the Facebook-led TIP claims to have made networks exciting for the first time in 20 years. But as it enters the procurement phase, its task may get even harder.
TIP, ORAN Alliance Poised to Join Forces on Open RAN
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Two of the leading industry groups trying to break the stranglehold of big vendors on the radio access network look set to combine their efforts.
Open Source MANO Needs a Reality Check
Shades of Ray  | 
10/16/2018  |  1 comment
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
Paul Allen Dies at 65
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Microsoft co-founder also had strong ties to the cable industry going back to earlier wave of operator consolidations and pioneering work with Internet-connected set-top boxes and advanced video user interfaces.
Icahn Declares War on Dell's Planned Return to Public Markets
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
‘... I still enjoy a good fight for the right reasons,’ Icahn warns. Let's make popcorn and watch the show.
Making TV Set-Tops as Agile as Smartphones
The Bauminator  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
WOW is among a recent wave of service providers to elevate video services to the cloud and focus on the apps-based model using Espial's software-as-a-service platform.
Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.
Why Vodafone Is Betting on Cloud Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
Arris Downgraded on Cable Modem Tariff Worries
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Analyst expects that Arris will absorb 'at least a portion' of new US tariffs as operators intend to hold vendor to modem price agreements struck prior to tariff introduction.
Aryaka's New CEO: We Need to Be More Than a Face in the SD-WAN Crowd
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
IPO plans are on hold as Aryaka builds its business.
US Senators Urge Canada to Ban Huawei – Report
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10/15/2018  |  1 comment
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have written to Canada's prime minister and urged him to stop Huawei from selling 5G products in Canada.
Eurobites: Telco Big Guns Gather to Train Fire on EU Policymakers
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises £18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.
VNFs: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Just like banks, some virtual network functions have become 'too big to fail,' says an executive at Deutsche Telekom's pan-net subsidiary, casting a shadow over efforts to cloudify the telco network.
Is Open Source the Right Approach for NFV Orchestration?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
What Constitutes a Commercial 5G Network, Anyway?
Jonestown  | 
10/12/2018  |  7 comments
As actual 5G services are starting to arrive, what does 'commercial' 5G network actually mean right now?
Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
Colt Ready for Major NFV Push
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
After years of developments and incremental advances, Colt is set for a major three-stage telco cloud deployment that will be a big step in its migration from a legacy hardware architecture to virtualized functions.
Investors Rain Cash on Cloud Startups
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Investors shell out for companies that plan to kill on-premises data warehouses, server scalability and web performance limits, and AI bottlenecks. That's more murder than a Quentin Tarantino movie!
Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock: 5G Becomes the New Home Broadband
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
Proposed CBRS Rules Suit Cable's Cause
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC sought a middle-ground, but not everyone is thrilled with the decision to go with county-sized Priority Access Licenses.
Where's Cable Going With Cloud?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In a special, free SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo breakfast roundtable session on Tuesday, October 23, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey.
WiCipedia: Companies With Values Should Be the Norm
WiCipedia  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: How sexual harassment holds women back; California tech boards prepare for a shakedown; Bumble redefines tech company values; and more.
Eurobites: Orange Goes Subsea With Google
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in augmented reality deal; Zayo expands in Europe; Dialog workers transfer to Apple.
Deutsche Telekom Targets 99% 5G Coverage in Germany by 2025
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom becomes the first European operator to make a firm 5G coverage commitment.
AT&T's Gordon Mansfield: Focusing on Mobile 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
Microsoft: We 'Pledge Our Entire Patent Portfolio' to Linux
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network, a mutual patent protection society, and is bringing along 60,000 patents as a housewarming gift.
AT&T Developing DirecTV Now App for Magic Leap AR Headsets
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
App will support four simultaneous video streams, is akin to 'live television without a television,' AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan says.
Charter Nears Gigabit Finish Line
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10/11/2018  |  8 comments
With latest batch of rollouts, MSO says DOCSIS 3.1 has been deployed to more than 95% of footprint.
DT CEO: 80% of Our Network Is '5G Ready'
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom claims 80% of its mobile network is 5G ready as it prepares for a 2020 commercial launch, but the transition to full-blown 5G will require a lot more effort.
IBM: We're Beating Red Hat Private Cloud Growth
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
IBM Cloud Private, which is a year old, has hundreds of users, a landmark it took Red Hat nearly four years to achieve. However....
Eurobites: Italy's 5G Auction Costs Put Regulator on Back Foot
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON terminates Jazz, Bangalink offer; MegaFon CEO steps down; San Marino revs its 5G engines; Sigfox strikes deal with Paessler.
AT&T: We're Not Only Focused on mmWave for 5G
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10/11/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T will not use just mmWave for its mobile 5G.
AT&T Sets Sights on Another Streaming Service
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10/10/2018  |  1 comment
New OTT offering, expected to launch in Q4 2019, will reportedly 'start with HBO,' feature fare from Turner and Warner Bros.
Netsurion's SD-WAN Plays to MSPs
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Managed service provider developed its own combined connectivity-security solution that it's selling direct and to other MSPs.
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