Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU court declares Data Retention Directive invalid; OpenCloud scores in Egypt; Deutsche Telekom workers plan strike action.
Canadian test vendor adds to its service assurance capabilities with the purchase of network performance management system specialist ByteSphere.
Service providers are being challenged to enable a digital lifestyle for their corporate clients as well as residential customers.
Softbank is now reportedly eyeing European operators as M&A targets.
On the heels of Amazon's Fire TV launch last week, Google appears to be preparing its own Android TV product.
A new industry alliance is aiming to quickly produce a specification for 100G to be used inside data centers.
Is it back to bananas and coffee for Costa Rica? Reports suggest a resource shift away from Central America to Asia-Pacific by the chip giant.
Frank the Buffalo is the popular face of Frontier on Facebook and elsewhere, even if his no-BS promise left some customers cold.
A record-breaking crowd flocked to Denver for our annual information-packed, tech networking schmoozeria in late March.
Investment in upgrading Verizon properties starting to pay off for Frontier, as it prepares to add AT&T Connecticut footprint.
Regional operator will refocus on its fiber business, discontinuing its wireless operations after the deal closes.
Photos from the best of the Interop conference in Las Vegas. We don't know what the phrase in the headline means either.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's new TV sport chief; US disses Euro-Internet plan; Telecom Italia learns from AT&T.
Those consumers who watch the most video on mobile devices may actually be willing to pay for it too.
Allot's new Service Gateway, built for a European mobile operator, promises faster service delivery and a migration path to SDN.
Cisco confirms that its small cell boss, the VP and GM of the service provider group, has left the company.
Deciding that it's time to leave OCAP behind, the cable industry is increasingly turning to RDK to take its place.
Ciena suggests at an investor event that the 100G metro market is ramping up more quickly than expected.
Enterprise voice becoming a key part of expanding service strategy for national CLEC.
Independent Canadian operator Eeyou Communications Network needs some advice about OSS and BSS for a small fiber network operation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkish PM bristles at un-banning of Twitter; Allot lands $5 million Tier 1 deal; BT Sport joins Chromecast line-up; Google upsets Italians.
The European Union parliament is one step away from introducing a set of mobile roaming and net neutrality rules that are contradictory and potentially disastrous, argues one seasoned industry analyst.
Bill Burns oversaw four years of revenue growth at his former employer before sales headed south, and that's a good enough track record for Embrane.
Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
Google opens up internal SDN architecture to outside developers in its next big network virtualization step.
The big four US operators managed to add 800,000 post-paid subscribers in the past three months, but the scales are tipping in T-Mobile's favor.
In a long-awaited move, Amazon launches media streaming set-top to take on Apple TV, Roku, and Google's Chromecast in growing media streaming market.
Acquisition strategies don't work for everyone, but chipmaker Xilinx appears to have devised an M&A plan that has paid off.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a regulatory rubric for addressing telecom challenges in the 21st century.
A long-time supporter of OpenStack, Ericsson has struck a licensing deal to use commercial software from Mirantis in its Cloud System.
New 802.11ac WiFi chips will include multi-user MIMO to support more devices, faster speeds, and more efficient use of unlicensed spectrum.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU roaming charges voted into dustbin of history; bailiffs knock on Vivendi's door; Vodafone creates new UK jobs.
As part of its new operating plan, Juniper is cutting through its middle management ranks to reduce costs and ceasing application delivery controller R&D.
The biggest challenge for the SDN sector is the people, according to speakers on an Interop panel.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the device maker won't renew its licensing deal with T-Mobile on April 25 after the operator made an iPhone offer to BlackBerry users.
Slamming broadcasters, Rep. Anna Eshoo calls retransmission-consent deals a 'racket' at the American Cable Association Summit in Washington.
Aryaka's Network OnDemand service provides a capacity solution for rare enteprise WAN traffic spikes.
More cash is being spent on big data analytics systems and services as service providers come to realize they need to get smart and dig into their raw assets.
Bidding for DVR supremacy, Verizon rolls out FiOS Quantum TV service with the ability to record up to 12 shows at the same time, but there's a catch.
There are several things the FCC must do to make the IP transition successful for service providers and consumers alike.
Big data analytics is creating a multi-billion-dollar revenue opportunity for service providers.
HP claims it can help convert enterprise networks from cost centers to profit sources – easier said than done.
Cisco and partners promote a new southbound protocol that fits into the router giant's vision of 'declarative control' of a software-defined network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German regulator steps into Telefonica/E-Plus deal; mobile banking boost in UK; NSN's ping-pong diplomacy.
By avoiding the I-95 corridor between NYC and northern Virginia, United Fiber & Data is courting customers seeking new and reliable fiber routes.
New research from the network watcher suggests T-Mobile's LTE may be the fastest, but consumers are spending more time on Verizon's 4G network.
In twin moves, FCC bans broadcaster 'collusion' in retransmission-consent negotiations and weighs further changes to rules after spate of battles between broadcasters and pay-TV providers.
Social enterprise vendor Lithium snaps up Klout to add its social influence scoring system to its arsenal of customer experience management tools.
Cisco-backed Embrane hires Burns, who oversaw years of growth for Spirent, but was sacked in 2013 when sales flagged.
Also on today's EMEA news smorgasbord: Openreach offers nationwide 100G; Telecom Italia sells HQ; startup banks on super-slow broadband.