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AT&T on Track With 5G, Starts FirstNet Build
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Market punishes AT&T for miss, but Ma Bell lauds 5G progress.
Six Key Takeaways From Facebook's Q1 Earnings Call
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  1 comment
Facebook is doubling down on its ad business, and using AI to moderate hate speech and other inappropriate content.
Google Partners Compete on Ease of Cloud Connections
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operators take different approaches to using new Google Partner Interconnect.
New Data on Pole Prices Power 5G Debate
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The cost of 5G deployments depends in part on the cost of pole attachment fees.
US Investigating Huawei for Sanctions Violations – Report
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  6 comments
The WSJ reports that Huawei is in the Justice Department's crosshairs for its activities related to selling goods and services to Iran.
ACG Survey: Security Top Automation Worry
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation takes human error out of the equation but adds the ability to screw things up much faster.
Comcast Romps With Subs Gains, Sky Bid
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Despite growing video subscriber losses, Comcast racks up big overall customer and revenue gains as it formalizes its $31 billion bid for Sky in the UK.
Vodafone-Liberty Merger Doubtful in Germany, Says Analyst
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  1 comment
For all the banker excitement about a possible tie-up between Vodafone and Liberty, any deal in Germany seems highly unlikely.
Swisscom: Quick off the Blocks With 5G
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Major players like Swisscom can't rely on yesterday's successes.
SAIL the Atlantic With CAMTEL
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) is an ambitious 6,000km submarine cable system that will connect Kribi, Cameroon with Fortaleza, Brazil.
It's Miller Time: Light Reading's Hall of Fame Poll Is Now Open
The Philter  | 
4/25/2018  |  7 comments
The giants of cloud computing and the divergent minds of our regulatory body politic are well behind a PR entrepreneur who filled in her own nomination. How 2018 is that?
Eurobites: Comcast Formalizes £22B Sky Bid
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple starts paying Irish back-taxes; Nokia gets edgy; Atos hooks up with Google for AI; Elisa trumpets NB-IoT network.
Telstra's Programmable Network Sidesteps a Slippery Slope
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Telstra's Jim Fagan explains how service providers can apply lessons learned about automation in the cloud to delivering more automation in their networks.
No Containers Yet? No Worries
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Containers seemed poised to take over the Earth, but they've proven slow to implement. Find out how people are implementing containers on real-world service provider networks at the Big Communications Event in Austin next month!
Hollywood Producer Talks Cosby, Caution & Cable
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Executive Producer Janet Leahy shares her story with WiC, offers advice for the cable industry to better support women and gives us a sneak preview of what she's working on next.
Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers Merge to Form $14.6B Giant
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Indian operators merge their infrastructure assets to form the world's second-biggest towers company.
Fierce Competition Batters Airtel Profits Again
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Competition and adverse regulatory measures continue to squeeze the Indian operator's profits.
Google Launching G Suite 'Confidential Mode,' Including Self-Destructing Email
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The new G Suite and Gmail security capabilities aren't bulletproof, but they add an extra layer of control.
Alphabet Splashes $7.7B on Capex Spree
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2018  |  1 comment
The Google parent is spending hard to catch up on with Amazon in the home and cloud, and driving its businesses forward, including YouTube, hardware and Waymo self-driving cars.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Come Together?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Is convergence a sound business strategy? Or is it best to stick with what you know? Also: Who'd be a Chinese vendor? Discuss. And they do.
How Will SPs Adapt to SD-WAN 3.0?
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
At BCE, panelists will discuss changing consumption models for SD-WAN, new approaches that vendors and carriers are taking in deploying SD-WAN, standards efforts and interoperability challenges and more.
Verizon Targets OTT Video at 5G Markets
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2018  |  1 comment
Unlike AT&T and other major pay-TV providers, Verizon is holding off on introducing a full-fledged OTT video service until it launches residential 5G service later this year.
Google Plugs in New Cloud Connectivity
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Google Partner Interconnect is designed for enterprises requiring cloud connectivity who don't require full 10 Gbit/s of a dedicated circuit.
Incompas Sues to Reinstate Net Neutrality
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Petition to US Circuit Court of Appeals in DC says FCC went against its own previous findings to roll back Obama-era regulations.
Verizon Preps Fixed 5G but Mobile Gigabit-Speed Downloads May Not Arrive Until 2019
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4/24/2018  |  4 comments
The Verizon CFO isn't sure a standards-based fixed 5G CPE will be ready until 2019.
Verizon Biz Bucks Continue to Slide
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Revenues down about 5% despite investments in fiber and newer services based on virtualization.
Telenor's Cost-Cutting Focus Rattles Investors
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4/24/2018  |  1 comment
Norwegian incumbent loses 4% of its value in Oslo after analysts question focus on efficiency and accuse it of 'hoarding cash.'
Telco Journey to Cloud-Native: We Want What They've Got
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/24/2018  |  3 comments
Find out what it takes to transition telecom networks to cloud-native architectures at the Big Communications Event in Austin in May!
Eurobites: Investment Group Makes £538M Bid for CityFibre
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus strikes wholesale FTTB deal; Orange turns to Cisco for PoPs project; Ericsson's IoT findings.
Cloud Is a Strategic Imperative for Telcos
Column  | 
4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
With 5G on the horizon, major new innovations in smartphones and the expansion of IoT devices and services, the cloud is more critical than ever in ensuring operators remain relevant.
GSMA Puts eSIM Spec Dev on Hold as Feds Investigate AT&T, Verizon
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2018  |  1 comment
Are the big telcos trying to handicap the eSIM and do what they can to lock down users and make it harder for them to leave?
Google Assesses Its Strengths in Its $1B Per Quarter Cloud Business
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4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source and machine learning are strengths as Google Cloud Platform goes up against bigger competitors.
OpenStack Promises More Focused Edge Work
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4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic initiatives aimed at filling the technology gaps around specific use cases including NFV and the edge.
Telco Fat Cats: Still Worth It?
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4/23/2018  |  1 comment
While some of the head honchos in telecom have taken hefty pay cuts in the last few years, they probably aren't yet worried about the price of milk.
Verizon on Drag & Drop Automation
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Srilakshmi Valisammagari addresses the operators' efforts to deliver automation to enterprise customers via Verizon Service Designer.
AT&T Rolls Out Faux 5G in 100+ US Markets
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
The '5G Evolution' upgrades will help provide faster 4G connections to backstop initially limited 5G deployments.
How Do You Future-Proof the Last Mile?
MariNation  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Time to gaze into the crystal ball.
Why Sky TV Digs Virtual Reality
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Sky TV's Richard Mills explains how the British satellite operator is scoring with VR sports, dramas, highlights shows and other short-form programming.
How to Unify Humans & Machines
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4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
To survive and thrive in the future, CSPs must find ways to prepare their employees for the integration of AI, automation, machine-learning and advanced data analytics in their operations.
The Roadmap to Reaching Zero-Touch Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
At BCE, we'll dive into the topic of Zero-Touch Automation without trying to boil the ocean.
Eurobites: London Fiber Challenger Secures £25M for Expansion
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4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty chatter ratchets up a notch; Tele2's Q1 earnings up 7%; Sky sells stake in gaming business; 'Fitbit for cars' company wins funding.
Dell's Software Engine, Pivotal, Climbs 5% on Its IPO
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The Dell-controlled Cloud Foundry vendor has an implied value of more than $3 billion on its first day of trading as a public company.
Comcast, Charter Hint at New MVNO Deals
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
A new joint operating platform owned by Comcast and Charter will support multiple MNVO partners.
Facebook Hearings Were the TIP of the Data Iceberg
Jonestown  | 
4/20/2018  |  4 comments
Is Facebook a monopoly? Sure it is. Just a 21st-century monopoly, where data is king.
TalkTalk Puts Network & IT Convergence to Work
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The UK quad-play provider's Colin Whitbread gets closer to the edge, using automation and more.
Ericsson Takes Giant Leap Toward Profitability
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor appears to turn a corner with its best set of quarterly results since the departure of former CEO Hans Vestberg.
ZTE in Existential Crisis as It Slams 'Unfair' US Ban, Considers 'Judicial Measures'
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2018  |  1 comment
ZTE hits back at US Dept. of Commerce's 'denial order' that bans US component firms from selling to the Chinese vendor for seven years, raises prospect of 'judicial measures' and questions its own survival.
Windstream's Brown on Automation: It Pays to Start Small
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Windstream's Jeff Brown explains how the operator overcame challenges in testing, scaling and deploying its optical wave service, SDNow.
In DOJ Trial, Where Are the Concerns Over AT&T Privacy Practices?
MariNation  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T isn't being scrutinized for privacy concerns in its ongoing trial with the DOJ. Given recent Facebook revelations, maybe it should be.
WiCipedia: A Female-Only Island, Gender Quotas & Twitter's Oprah
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Are quotas the answer to diversity?; women in tech on Twitter get an influx of new followers; is the tech gender gap akin to the lack of men in ballet?; and more.
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