Getting high-value workloads such as analytics, AI and blockchain much closer to the business customer is increasingly becoming a priority.
Sharp cuts to wholesale rates could sap enthusiasm for investment in fiber networks that provide an alternative to Openreach.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook spreads its wings in London; Proximus not happy about prospect of fourth Belgian mobile operator; BT consults on transfer of staff to Openreach.
Technology gives network operators the ability to rapidly deploy on-premises networks on demand, using the same tools they're now using in the public cloud, the vendor says.
What has been the effect of the EC's decision to abolish roaming charges for customers traveling outside their domestic markets?
The search giant reported revenue up 26% in Q2, largely thanks to the continuing strengh of its mobile ad revenue.
The SD-WAN provider, which brings its own global networking infrastructure, now allows network operators to prioritize traffic based on the identity of the user.
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
A UK government plan aims for all-fiber nationwide coverage when many of today's citizens will either be dead or living on Mars.
Two largest US cablecos move to shed their minority stakes in baseball team while keeping their share of SNY, the Mets' premium cable sports network.
Head of operator's virtualization strategy makes a surprising move to join security vendor's service provider unit.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus secures digital rollout agreement with Flemish government; Ericsson runs 5G pilot in Singapore; Elisa hosts AI contest.
Qualcomm says new RF modules will help solve the 'proximity effect' problem for 5G mmWave smartphones.
Chinese infrastructure business is looking to raise funds that could help with investment in next-generation 5G technology.
Attempt to reinstate ZTE components ban is killed in Congress.
Ma Bell gets ready to launch its 5G 'puck' in three more US cities by the end of the year, bringing the announced cities to six so far.
Turmoil continues at one of the world's biggest emerging market operators with the announcement of further executive departures.
With a new report, a glossary and an open source effort, small group intends to better define what edge computing is and will become.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media loses UKTV channels; EU ups the ante with Qualcomm; Proximus teams up for smart buildings.
This week in our WiC roundup: Facebook reveals latest diversity numbers; Microsoft still in lawsuit battle; African women's tech access; and more.
UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
Chinese vendor falls short of industry good practice and its lack of progress on addressing security concerns has been 'disappointing,' says a new report.
Cloud and intelligent edge are paying off big for Microsoft, as revenue tops $110 billion for the first time ever.
T-Mobile beats AT&T & Verizon to the NB-IoT punch with nationwide LPWAN LTE network.
Seemingly bowing to the inevitable, Comcast formally withdrew its $65 billion bid for 21st Century Fox and said it would now focus all its efforts on buying Sky.
Broadband vendor's NG-PON2 technology could have a major role to play in the 5G networks that service providers are building.
All kinds of companies in telecom - such as AT&T and Verizon - and other vertical markets are moving to the cloud at different speeds and for different reasons. So why are so many of them using AWS?
The president says that the EU is attacking 'great American company' Google with its $5 billion antitrust fine.
Iliad has taken the Italian market by storm and an analyst is warning of service revenue declines for the country's existing operators.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends 5G testing in France; Cisco invests in UK innovation; ADVA revenues down in Q2.
The way enterprises consume services is changing. Products and services must be delivered on-demand and in just the right amount. Watch this most recent conversation with Aryaka's Chief Marketing Officer, Gary Sevounts, on how they are delivering SD-WAN as a service to global businesses, along with competing and partnering with service providers in the enterprise networking space.
Reports of Amazon getting into the white-box switch business are exaggerated. Oh well, that would have been fun.
IBM nailed a third consecutive quarter of revenue growth Wednesday, putting its five-year revenue decline farther behind it.
The C-Spire service is more proto-5G than the real thing, but it still offers dang fast broadband by Mississippi standards.
After 10 years of private ownership, Israeli media reports suggest optical transport specialist ECI Telecom is planning to list its stock again in a move that would value the company at about $650 million.
A turnaround at the Swedish equipment vendor owes as much to a renewed focus on R&D as any cost-cutting activities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: high marketing costs hit Telekom Austria's earnings; streaming services on the march in UK; Ericsson appoints new digital services chief.
Swedish equipment vendor returns to operating profitability after slashing jobs and witnessing more favorable conditions in its main networks market.
Using networks built by CityFibre, the UK service provider is due to launch its first gigabit-speed broadband service in the next few weeks.
'Snowball' now lets users run cloud instances on premises in harsh locations such as factory floors. Meanwhile, Amazon's EC2 cloud computing instances get more powerful.
AWS wants to get machine learning out into the field faster, and improve natural language recognition for sentiment analysis and other applications.
S. Korean govt. gets major mobile carriers to co-ordinate on a planned March 2019 5G launch date.
Like the name says: Enterprises can let employees in need of a loaner Chromebook just grab one and go.
Walmart tapped Microsoft for a five-year agreement to use the cloud, machine learning, AI and other technologies to transform retail, and help both companies take on Amazon.
Consumers are now shifting away from wireline for broadband, as well as for phone, as more people either prefer wireless access or don't really care.
The Dunant cable, a private cable exclusive to Google, will go live in late 2020 connecting Virginia Beach in the US to the French Atlantic coast.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica suffers data breach; Telenor slips in Q2; TalkTalk revenues up but ARPU down; Actility, HERE team up for asset tracking.
Tivo shows that its new, app-focused IP video platform is device- and network-agnostic.
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
Netflix missed its subscriber forecast, which spooked investors, but the company's execs insist that nothing about the business has really changed.
Company known for embedded computer technology vendor now serves as integrator as well, combining its hardware with OpenStack and VNFs.
Salesforce is beefing up its toolkit to help enterprises identify customers.
Startup Arrcus de-stealthed Monday, with a scalable operating system for white box switches targeted specifically at massively scalable infrastructure for service providers and hypercloud platforms.
The use of artificial intelligence by telcos is currently limited, but the Acumos AI Project looks set to make machine learning applications more easily created and readily available.
ZoneTV will try to expand its digital video distribution business with a platform-as-a-service model aimed at pay-TV and OTT TV operators as well as individual programmers and studios.
Roku is about to bring more 'A' to the A/V mix with the launch of premium-quality wireless speakers that are tightly integrated with various Roku TV models.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre thinks there's been a broadband con-trick; Ericsson trumpets 5G breakthrough with Telstra; MegaFon delists from London.
Calix is helping service providers build next-generation networks by embracing a DevOps operating model and optimizing the subscriber experience by leveraging data, allowing them to become more efficient and successful. Hear from Shane Eleniak, Calix vice president of products, about how Calix platforms are enabling this ongoing transformation.
Jason Hoffman is CEO of MobiledgeX, a relatively new company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom focusing on developer-facing edge services and everything that is needed from an edge perspective leading up to 5G. Why is edge important, what services are needed, who is edge for and what is needed to make sure we build an edge for people other than ourselves?
How subscription streaming video downloads will keep mobile video viewers even more engaged.
Chinese vendor's share price rises in Hong Kong after the US finally lifts a ban that has stopped it from acquiring US components for the past three months.
'Alexa, please add a white box switch, no-show athletic socks and minty toothpaste to my shopping cart.'
Video technology specialist revamps video solutions portfolio with new cloud-based platform and software management tools for SPs.
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Light Reading's jargonosaurus, in which we take aim at some of the worst language abuses in the telecom sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus looks to boost IoT credentials with Codit acquisition; Telit sells automotive unit; Finland starts 5G spectrum auction.
This week in our WiC roundup: Trans women in tech teach bros; benefits rank different importance depending on gender; girls run the (tech) world; and more.
Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.
US regulator says the US now lags a host of European and Asian countries on the award of all-important mid-band spectrum for use with 5G services.
Premium in-home WiFi service creates new stream of revenue alongside important operational benefits.
The new version of Microsoft's group chat service is free for up to 300 users, turning up the heat on competitor Slack.
Kyle Malady is now acting CTO at Verizon, replacing Hans Vestberg.
A court filing suggests that the Justice Department is aiming to appeal the court ruling that allowed the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.
Using the 3.7GHz to 4.2GHz band could allow for more 5G spectrum harmonization.
Cisco has lost some key SD-WAN staff that came on board with the Viptela acquisition, as they've left to join their former CEO in a new startup.
Fines against telecom and technology companies rarely seem effective.
In second of a two-part series, Jennifer Artley, president of BT Americas, says her company is engaged with customers in significantly different ways as it brings cloud-based UC and SD-WAN to market.
The City of San Jose is working with three carriers to unleash the best cell coverage and fastest download speeds its citizens have ever seen. Here's how it happened.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.
Chinese equipment vendor's stock gets a boost after it signs important escrow deal with US authorities, but doubts remain over the company's future.
A former Huawei employee is suing the Chinese giant over allegations he was sacked for highlighting corporate espionage efforts in which he refused to participate.
Chipmaker Broadcom is buying CA Technologies for $18.9 billion, according to a Wednesday announcement. There's an odd pairing.
Chipmaker transitions to enterprise software.
Get set, and grab your VR helmets! FCC chairman promises first 5G-specific auctions will start mid-November.
The Canadian operator has quietly started to roll out an IP-delivered video service that is underpinned by Comcast's X1 platform.
Successful trials in the Romanian city of Alba Iulia could have big implications for Orange's European smart city strategy.
AT&T will let consumers check out Magic Leap's augmented reality platform in stores as it sees a strong link with its developing 5G network strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits down in Q2; Virgin adds BT's 4K UHD sports channel; Sky sells online betting stake; UK fines Facebook a pittance for data breaches.
The updated Salesforce Service Cloud Einstein is designed to help enterprises make customer service interactions better and more productive for everyone, and reduce customers' desires to punch someone in the face.
Swedish equipment vendor says divestment of its field services unit supports its focus on restoring profitability.
Analyst says the bidding war looks set to run and run.
Google expected to be slapped with fine over Android OS by European Union by end of July.
China Mobile gears up for swathes of domestic 5G in China in 2020.
Fox reportedly is about to pull the trigger on a bigger bid for Sky that could thwart Comcast's play for the coveted UK-based service provider.
The media business that Ericsson is relinquishing has a new name and aspirations to consolidate the media networking sector and build a business with smart cities.
Finnish equipment vendor lands a $1 billion deal with China Mobile and is named as one of Openreach's two fiber vendors in the UK.
This week: 5G in Romania; ZTE latest; sport in the spotlight.
Telco wades into successful content business and tells award-winning staff to get their act together.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK Treasury wonks present fiber to-do list; T-Mobile Austria gets EU nod on UPC buy; Orange and Europol become partners in cybercrime.
Privately held firm brings crowd-sourced threat intelligence service and open source SIEM to the AT&T security portfolio.
Philo has locked down a big round of funding as it wages a campaign to appeal to cord-cutters with an sports-free, skinny TV service bundle.
5G's speed, latency and improved connectivity will bring a quantum leap to enterprise cloud capabilities for mobile users.
5G spells opportunity for FMC upsell, reckons the Ovum team.
Istio is a year-old open source project for orchestrating applications built on microservices, and it's gaining steam, says Cisco's Kip Compton.
Telcos say they want to seize the technology initiative from their suppliers, but R&D spending by some of the world's biggest operators has fallen in the last few years.
Known for mobile backhaul routers, the vendor is making a bid for a bigger piece of the router pie in the era of white boxes.
OTT and cloud companies will grow their capex by 100% over the next five years, according to Ovum. That will have them soon spending more on infrastructure than fixed-line telcos.
Dish's lawyers are taking aim at several retail stores in the NYC area as the pay-TV giant attempts to keep rampant video piracy in check.
Large multinationals struggle to modernize their companies, but new tariffs, data security worries and geopolitical wrangling add more layers to an already complex problem.
On July 27, Nick Read will become Vodafone Group CEO designate before assuming the role of Group CEO on October 1. What can we expect from the operator's current CFO once he's in the hot seat?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon opens up new route; Three fibers up for 5G; Deutsche Telekom soups up its cloud.
As healthcare, financial services, and education move to multicloud they face different security requirements.
Australia inked a AU$1 billion (US$740 million) deal for services across the whole government, while Italy's Banca Caribe and IBM are launching Dock, a US$500M joint venture for AI, big data analytics and cognitive tools for the bank and its clients.
New specs from CableLabs aim to help cable operators bulk up fiber capacity as they start to distribute their access networks.
More tests, using standards-based 5G this time, as commercial launches draw ever closer.
There are political games a-plenty as carriers put all their 5G expansion cards on the table without showing their hand.
Switzerland kicks off its 5G auction process and will announce the final winners by June next year.
Industry concern that Europe has already fallen behind the US in 5G seems massively overblown.
This week in our WiC roundup: Welcome Robotics Engineer Barbie; VMware CEO hikes Mount Kilimanjaro; Zillow aces hiring practices; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Internet copyright proposals rejected; Ericsson confirms Wind Tre win; Inmarsat says no to second EchoStar bid.
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.
Starry has salted away a big stack of cash as it moves ahead with a plan to disrupt the consumer internet services market.
Apple reportedly ditches Intel for 5G iPhones in 2020.
Exec is exiting Tivo less than a year after taking the helm and as Tivo eyes options that could lead to the sale of the company.
CTO says Juniper is ready to out-do the competition when it comes to edge-cloud, both for 5G buildouts and latency-sensitive IoT apps.
Netflix subscribers may soon have to ante up to enjoy the visual pleasures of Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range.
India's RJio has already shaken up the country's mobile market: now it's turning its attention to broadband.
According to unconfirmed reports from South-East Asian media, the vendor's head of telco cloud has been appointed as its new CEO.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tencent teams up with Nokia on 5G testing; Ericsson benefits from ZTE's misfortune; German regulator still has its eye on online giants.
The use of 5G technology could help Orange to overcome its broadband challenges in Romania – but only if the economics stack up.
Mobile operators may find that all their investments in VoLTE and RCS are for naught as OTT providers win and they are left monetizing the data pipe.
The latest 5G standard included specifications for next-generation core platforms, so expect to hear plenty about service-based architecture in the coming months.
What isn't a security risk these days?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: real-world 5G in Hungary and Russia; Euro boffins test Huawei's cloud fabric; Tele2 embraces eSIM technology.
US authorities will allow the Chinese vendor to maintain existing networks and other equipment while it tries to meet the conditions for a full reprieve.
She was a rising star at Intel. Maybe headed back for the vacant CEO job?
This week: Huawei's Rubio rumpus; Scott's smartphone stress-test; and Telecom Italia's top-table tussles. All washed down with a swig of Jack Daniels.
Robotic process automation (RPA) specialist Automation Anywhere, which boasts the likes of AT&T and Comcast among its customers, has raised $250 million in a Series A round that values the company at $1.8 billion.
Charter Communications has launched Spectrum Mobile using pricing and packaging that closely mirrors that of Comcast.
Smaller ISPs head to DC to fight for continued access to unbundled loops but compromise by large incumbents may spell doom for UNEs.
Donald Trump's administration is denying China Mobile a US comms license on security grounds, but there's a much better reason to deny the giant Chinese operator access to the US market.
Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.
International operator VEON has decided to exit the Italian market and raise some cash to pay down its debts and focus on emerging markets.
Connected cars and industry will help drive 5G's first wave of 'killer' applications.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia nails procurement deals; Sudatel tests 5G and more with Nokia; satellite link-up heads into the cloud; IBM trumpets European wins.
'I think as we get better at learning from distributed data sources, it becomes less and less important that all of that data is located in a central place. It could live in many different places as long as we can easily train models in a distributive way.'
Sling TV, DirecTV Now and Sony's PlayStation Vue have all announced price increases during the last several weeks.
Following successful trials with Cisco and Samsung, Orange is considering whether 5G could be used as a fixed-line broadband alternative in Romania.
HTC lays off 1,500 as it slowly fades from smartphone market.
Dell is swapping its own stock for VMWare's tracking stock and returning to the public market with a $21.7 billion valuation.
Verizon is scuttling Go90, the free, ad-supported mobile video service that was launched in 2015. It focused on (and failed to attract) young audiences.
Mobile 5G networks probably won't be delivering gigabit downloads right off the bat. But they won't be sitting still, either.
Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries' disruptive 4G operator, will get its own in-house telco cloud vendor.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk sale collapses; DT will bring fiber to Stuttgart; Micro Focus sells off open source infrastructure software unit; the smartphone made of cork.
Still playing catch-up ball with other major US MSOs, Charter extends DOCSIS 3.1 service to a dozen-plus new markets with more than 4 million homes.
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
In line with US demands, ZTE has appointed a new board of directors.