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Has Intent-Based Networking Moved Beyond Marketing Buzzword Purgatory?
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

AT BCE, panelists from Verizon, Apstra and CableLabs examine if intent-based networking is marketing hype or can be leveraged to automate the data center, WAN and more.

Time for an Edge Computing Reckoning
MariNation | 5/23/2018

There's still a lot of ambivalence from operators around edge computing, and the killer app for many of them is anything that helps deliver more bits for less money.

ZTE Racks Up Losses of $3B After US Ban – Report
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

ZTE's customers are reviewing deals with the equipment vendor while expenses are mounting.

We're losing AI fight to fraudsters, says BICS exec
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

The Belgian carrier is under growing pressure to make use of artificial intelligence.

The Light Reading Hall of Fame: The 2018 Inductees
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

Now more than ever, our latest Hall of Fame inductees are changing every part of this industry, from the core infrastructure to the services in the cloud.

Metaswitch VP Talks IMS & Career Refreshes
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 5/23/2018

Service providers are refreshing their IMS and looking for real cloud native IMS functions, according to Micaela Giuhat, Metaswitch's VP of product management, Cloud Native Core, who shares her thoughts on everything from container-based approach to VNFs to her experiences and advice as a leading woman in comms.

Eurobites: UK Chancellor Sets Out Full-Fiber Vision
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN and Huawei share spectrum in South Africa; big 5G news for little San Marino; Telia Carrier PoPs into Serbia.

French Telcos Gain on M&A Signals From Policy Wonks
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

Shares in the country's network operators have risen after policy wonks suggested they would not continue to oppose merger activity.

5G in the USA: A Post-BCE Update
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

Adding more markets and more details on 5G speeds.

How Will 5G Unlock the Potential of Autonomous Driving?
Column | 5/23/2018

How Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology will help 5G drive connected cars.

Trump Denies ZTE Deal, Faces Senate Backlash
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

Trump says there is no new deal for ZTE, as Senate blocks him from making a new deal anyway.

Are Oracle's Aggressive Sales Tactics Backfiring?
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

Oracle is threatening customers of its on-premises software with expensive audits in an effort to drive them to the cloud, according to a report on The Information.

Here Comes DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

In a BCE fireside chat, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein lays out his idea for a next-gen DOCSIS spec beyond Full Duplex that could enable symmetrical broadband speeds as high as 30 Gbit/s or even 60 Gbit/s over cable's HFC networks.

RJio Looks to Estonia for Global Expansion
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

India's most aggressive operator is reportedly setting up a unit in Estonia.

WiC Panel: There's No Shame in Self-Promotion
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

Closing the gender gap requires self-promotion and a cultural shift in what constitutes productivity, said panelists at the BCE WiC workshop.

Tackling Transition: Q&A With John Chambers
From the Founder | 5/22/2018

John Chambers is still as passionate about business and innovation as he ever was at Cisco, finds Steve Saunders.

Eurobites: HMD Global Dials Up $100M for Nokia-Branded Phones Expansion
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica improves content experience for roamers; state of French telecom revealed; Swisscom leans on Huawei for IP core; UK government cool with Comcast/Sky merger proposal.

Comcast, Hippo Offer Home Insurance With IoT-Powered Savings
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

2010 called. It wants its business model back.

Adobe Gets Creative in the Cloud With $1.68B Magento Purchase
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

Part of Adobe's effort to create an end-to-end system for e-commerce, going up against Salesforce and Oracle.

Oh the Humanity! AT&T's Airship Open Infrastructure Project Takes Off
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

Working with Intel and SKT, AT&T has developed an open source project to make it easier to build, manage and update clouds.

What VeloCloud Cost VMware
The Philter | 5/21/2018

A dive into some SEC filings shows that the SD-WAN startup VeloCloud wasn't really a unicorn. It's still a lovely show pony, though. Giddy up!

How Colt Built Its On Demand Platform
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/21/2018

Three strategic initiatives &ndash Novitas, Stratus and Sentio &ndash have powered Colt's move into on-demand services.

Eurobites: Could BT Sell Its Mobile Masts to Fund FTTP?
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE goes with Ericsson for subscriber analytics; EU measures digital progress; Sky opens innovation center for research into virtual reality and more.

Middle East Operators Battle for 5G Bragging Rights
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

Four operators in the Middle East say they have launched their 5G networks, but will anyone notice?

How RJio Built India's Most Automated Network
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

RJio's executives were likened to a music group in Nice last week, but they prefer smashing up telecom markets to hotel rooms.

Rackspace Climbs the Cloud Stack
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

Rackspace is getting into the enterprise transformation racket.

Matrixx Founder: Divergent Career Paths Lead to the Top
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

It's still a struggle to find women for leadership roles in Silicon Valley, but Matrixx Software VP of Marketing and Co-Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis advises women to focus on transferable skills and non-traditional paths to get there.

Verizon Taps Samsung for Sacramento, Ericsson for LA 5G
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

The 1-Gig fixed wireless 5G service is coming in the fourth quarter of this year.

Has AT&T Inked a Deal With Google for TV?
MariNation | 5/18/2018

And if so, what does a devil's bargain with Android TV mean?

Spectrum Enterprise EVP Asks Industry to Fill Fiber & Feedback Gaps
News Analysis | 5/18/2018

Spectrum Enterprise chief urges other telecom service providers to follow company's lead and extend more fiber lines to businesses and consumers.

BCE 2018 Recap: Automation Nation & the Big Fight at the Edge
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2018

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Phil Harvey sum up the whole show in five minutes. That's after we cut out the 75 minutes of food-and-coffee commentary.

Reliance Jio's BCE Keynote: A Disruptive Digital Transformation
LRTV Documentaries | 5/18/2018

At BCE 2018, Reliance Jio's president of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, describes how the operator has transformed the nature of mobile service delivery with its greenfield 4G network and, in doing so, changed the communications landscape in what is the second-biggest services market in the world.

WiCipedia: Moms at Work, Ageism in Tech & Girls in Boys' Clubs
WiCipedia | 5/18/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Announcing our three Leading Lights Awards winners; celebrating moms at work; men-only clubs think again; and more.

Eurobites: UK Broadband Only Half as Fast as It Should Be, Finds Study
News Analysis | 5/18/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU calls for co-operation on cyberdefense; Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy; nun news.

Rackspace Snaps Up Salesforce Specialist RelationEdge
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

Expands Rackspace's business from IaaS and PaaS into SaaS.

Google Absorbing Enterprise Big Data Startup
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

Cask Data develops an open source platform that helps enterprises deploy big data applications using Hadoop.

AT&T's BCE Keynote: 5G & SDN Worlds Colliding
LRTV Documentaries | 5/17/2018

At the Big Communications Event (BCE) 2018 event in Austin, Melissa Arnoldi, president of Technology and Operations at AT&T, spoke about AT&T's path to 5G and the important role software plays.

Indian Telcos Raise Capital as Price War Rages
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

India's operators are busy raising funds despite the debt burden that already weighs heavily on some players.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Sets Out Broadband Targets
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zuck to face Eurocrats over data privacy shenanigans; MTS claims LAA breakthrough; ADVA's encryption wins.

Telecom Italia Plots Layoffs, Slams Unions
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

Italian phone incumbent is reportedly looking to cut about 7% of its workforce as it automates and digitizes operations.

TM Forum Sea-Change Overcomes That Sinking Feeling
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

The industry association now dedicated to digital transformation answers some of its critics with a well-received show in Nice.

Large & In Charge: Operators Take Control
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

Network operators are taking more control over the digital transformation process as reliance on traditional vendors weakens.

From LTE-U/LAA to 5G Spectrum Sharing
Column | 5/17/2018

The evolution of spectrum sharing into the 5G era.

WiC Panel: Societal Pressure Drives Diversity & Inclusion
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

Measuring success with diversity and inclusion can be challenging and companies can only enact change with buy-in from top executives, panelists said.

Cisco: Revenue Slump? What Revenue Slump?
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

Cisco is putting a bad two years of financial results behind it, but service provider revenue is a dark spot.

Senate Vote Says Net Neutrality Can Stay Around a Little Longer
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

Take the wins where you can get 'em.

White House Axes Top Cybersecurity Role, Strengthens Agency CIOs
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

White House says it's reducing bureaucracy.

Oracle Boosts Machine Learning With DataScience.com Buy
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

Oracle will integrate DataScience.com into the Oracle Cloud Platform.

Rackspace Launches Kubernetes-as-a-Service
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

New offering will help enterprises get the most from managed Kubernetes in the multi-cloud.

The Inner Digital Transformation World in Nice
LRTV Documentaries | 5/16/2018

What's it all for? Why are we here? What's the French for 'ennui'? Oh, I nearly forgot: Here's the much-anticipated recap of the TM Forum event on the French Riviera.

BT Revamps Consumer Offers, Adds Amazon to TV
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

UK incumbent makes a big push on convergence in a bid to reinvigorate its ailing consumer business.

Eurobites: Telefónica Journeys Further Into the Cloud With AWS
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson deploys machine learning for SoftBank; Italtel plays part in network automation; Elisa seeks AI-powered light-bulb moment.

BCE Panel: Open Source Makes Telcos 'Nimble'
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

Open source can drive agility and change, but telcos need to overcome cultural obstacles.

Verizon CEO Says LA Is Second 5G City
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

LA is next up for Verizon's fixed 5G.

Sprint Reveals 3 More 5G Cities, Promises 'Cool' 5G Phone & Small Cell
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Sprint promises new design thinking for its first 5G handset.

Leading Lights 2018
LRTV Documentaries | 5/15/2018

A recap of the 14th annual Leading Lights Awards in Austin, TX. Congratulations to all the winners!

TM Forum, ONAP to Meet in Beijing
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

TM Forum says its open APIs will be included in the next version of the ONAP platform.

HPE to Acquire Plexxi for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Muscle
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Plexxi adds software-defined networking technology to complement compute and storage networking in HPE's hyperconverged infrastructure.

The 5G Connectivity Challenge
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/15/2018

5G promises to change the way we live our lives, with unprecedented services and unparalleled user experience. To facilitate the experience, mobile network operators (MNOs) need to build an underlying connectivity infrastructure that is capable of delivering on demands like massive machine connectivity, ultra-low latency and hyper-flexible bandwidth. Preparing for these changes will require a whole new way of thinking and working for many operators worldwide.

Intel Cooks Up Recipes to Speed uCPE Adoption
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Intel Select Solutions for uCPE aims to get service providers to market more quickly while making network services simpler for enterprises.

Eurobites: Colao to leave Vodafone in the fall
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad revamps top table; BT joins forces with Europol; NetScout gets the nod from Telefónica.

Four Cloud Skills Every Network Admin Needs
Column | 5/15/2018

For network admins used to wrangling on-premises networks, cloud networks are different animals to tame.

Rotterdam Sets Sail Toward Self-Driving Ships
Wagner’s Ring | 5/15/2018

IBM and Cisco are working with Europe's largest port to reduce fuel consumption and other costs and improve safety.

Vodafone Prioritizes Automation as Efficiency Bolsters Margins
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

UK-based operator prioritizes automation as CEO Colao quits.

Leading Lights 2018: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Find out which companies have landed the 2018 Leading Lights Awards.

Announcing...WiC's 2018 Leading Lights Winners
Que Sera Sarah | 5/15/2018

Congratulations to AT&T's Anne Chow, CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang and Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran, our 2018 WiC Leading Lights winners.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2018
LRTV Documentaries | 5/15/2018

Find out who's been welcomed into the Light Reading Hall of Fame this year.

ADVA Moves Encryption Into Software to Protect Cloud-Based Apps
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Ensemble Connector now supports deploying software-based encryption at multiple endpoints, including public cloud sites and customer premises.

Nokia's Basil Alwan: Light Reading Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
LRTV Documentaries | 5/14/2018

Basil Alwan, president of IP/Optical Networks at Nokia, offers to buy a round of drinks on the eve of his induction into the Light Reading Hall of Fame.

ONF: Major Vendors Not Joining Open Edge
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

ONF's Timon Sloane tells Open Compute Project Workshop that incumbents haven't yet embraced fully disaggregating edge compute and open source.

Telus CTO: NFV Burden May Cripple Telcos
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

Canadian operator says exorbitant software maintenance fees and a bigger operations team is undermining the cost attractions of NFV.

Trump Tweetplomacy Could Backfire
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

President Trump's peacemaking move over ZTE's survival could come at a price, while ZTE appears to be in hot water elsewhere.

AT&T, San Jose Sew Up Model Small Cell Deal
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

Enemies no more.

Eurobites: Telcos Offering Less Than Zero-Touch Service, Says Ericsson Report
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: speculation over possible BT sale prep; VEON, Vodacom report; Virgin and TalkTalk joining forces?

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Companies in Crisis
LRTV Documentaries | 5/14/2018

This week: BT lays waste to jobs; Vodafone acquires bits of Liberty Global; ZTE's predicament; and the scariness of AI.

Who's Doing What With VR
LRTV Documentaries | 5/14/2018

In a special NAB breakdast workshop, experts discuss what's happening in the emerging VR video market, what type of content works and what doesn't.

Making Sense of Content Overload
Column | 5/14/2018

The time is ripe for communications and media providers to use their scale and customer data to deliver a truly personalized experience to viewers.

CenturyLink Exec: Enterprise Success Is All About the Network
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

Ed Morche says the company will continue to invest in wireline infrastructure and focus on the best on-net service experience.

DT to Lay Out Conditions for All-Fiber Splurge
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

German operator will present the investment criteria for a much bigger rollout of all-fiber networks later this month.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Technology
News Analysis | 5/13/2018

We pick out the cream of the crop in the ever-expanding world of 5G technology.

Trump Tweets on ZTE… & Gives the Chinese Vendor a Lifeline!
News Analysis | 5/13/2018

US President cites loss of Chinese jobs as key reason for a reprieve... but US jobs were at risk too.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/12/2018

The shortlist for the Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor category features ten impressive contenders.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/12/2018

Gigabit LTE, faster fixed wireless, AI and more all shine in this mobile product shortlist.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Service Provider)
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

Providing IoT connectivity for service provider means scalability and flexibility for entrants in this new category.

AT&T CEO Apologizes for Cohen Kerfuffle
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

AT&T calls the Cohen association a 'mistake' as its head lobbyist resigns.

AT&T's Arnoldi: 5G Does More Than Quench the Need for Speed
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

During her keynote at BCE next week, AT&T's Melissa Arnoldi will address how AT&T's SDN and virtualization strategy will be critical to delivering the capabilities businesses and consumers are anticipating with from 5G.

Machine Learning & AI Take Aim at Network Complexity, Customer Experience
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/11/2018

Next week at BCE, we'll look at some of the ways machine learning and AI will help operators make the customer experience better, without driving up the cost of network operations.

Tivo's Done With Hardware
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

Dry those tears.

Photos: Red Hat Gets Hot & Sweaty
Slide Shows | 5/11/2018

Enterprise container support, partnerships with Microsoft and IBM, and an alarming lack of baked goods and non-dairy coffee whiteners were highlights of Red Hat Summit.

Eurobites: ADVA & Friends Claim Free-Space Optics Breakthrough
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amdocs reports fiscal Q2; BT to pay £120 million to Phones 4u administrators; ex-boss of Cambridge Analytica hauled before UK MPs.

WiCipedia: Beyond Brotopia, Huggle's All-Female Team & Diversity Ratings
WiCipedia | 5/11/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: What's beyond Brotopia?; blockchain diversity is a priority; all-female teams; and more.

Microsoft & IBM Partner With Red Hat: Why You Should Care
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

Not just the usual partnership happy clappy – the deals are a big step to moving containers and Kubernetes into the enterprise.

BT Kicks Off 5G Campaign With Plans for 2019 Launch
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

UK incumbent says it plans a commercial launch of 5G in the next 18 months and will focus initially on enhanced mobile broadband offerings.

Vanu-HFCL Wins $86M Deal From BSNL
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

BSNL teams up with Vanu to bring connectivity to rural parts of India.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
Shades of Ray | 5/10/2018

The shortlist for the Company of the Year (Public) category features eight impressive contenders.

5G in the USA: A Post-M&A Update
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

Light Reading maps out 5G and what a T-Mobile and Sprint merger might mean in 5G terms.

Altice USA Rolls Out Uber Set-Tops
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

Altice USA deploys first 100,000 home entertainment hubs in NYC metro area and plans to launch box in former Suddenlink territories throughout the spring and summer.

FCC Nixes Net Neutrality Rules on June 11
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

Meanwhile, advocates in the Senate continue waging a public fight to keep net neutrality rules in place.

Network Intelligence & Automation in Mergers & Migrations
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/10/2018

Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief, Ray Le Maistre, sits down with Sedona Systems CTO Ori Gerstel to discuss how service providers are speeding up their success in various types of network mergers and migrations, enabled by network intelligence and automation via NetFusion.

BT's Patterson May Be Running Out of Time
Morris Lore | 5/10/2018

Talk of digital transformation and investment in higher-speed networks fails to impress shareholders after the UK operator unveils plans for 13,000 job cuts.

Apcela's AppMon Takes Aim at Enterprise Application Performance
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

AppMon is a software-defined monitoring and network telemetry tool which tracks network and application performance for enterprises, and also integrates with Cisco SD-WAN.

Amadeus Flies With Open Source
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

The IT solution provider for the travel industry uses Red Hat OpenShift for business agility and to avoid cloud lock-in.

Disney Digs Deeper Into Hulu Hole
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

Or is it a Foxhole?

Eurobites: Western Europe Falls Out of Love With Smartphones
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM does deal with Mediaset; Iskratel helps with Tier 1 network upgrade; Apple abandons Irish data center project; Finnish gamers try out 5G.

BT to Slash 8% of Jobs in Efficiency Drive
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

UK operator will cut thousands of jobs in middle management and back-office functions as it looks to boost earnings and prepare for a new round of network spending.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category features nine outstanding contenders.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for the Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy category features 12 impressive contenders.

Liberty Stages European Retreat
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

On their Q1 earnings call, Liberty Global officials explain their rationale for selling off German, Czech, Hungarian and Romanian cable assets to Vodafone.

ZTE Ceases Business Operations After US Ban
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Chinese vendor's survival now looks at stake after US authorities banned it from buying US components last month.

New Service Providers Powered by SDN, AI, Aim for Fast, Simple Service Delivery
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

PacketFabric and Netrolix represent a wave of new network operators able to leverage SDN and AI technologies to deliver services without long commitments or complicated contracts.

Telstra's Networks for the Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/9/2018

The Aussie operator is trying to reinvent itself, and its network-as-a-service is a vital piece of the transformation puzzle.

Red Hat Pushes Serverless, Locks Horns With Amazon & Google
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Red Hat is painting a target on Amazon on Google and streamlining application development, with support for serverless computing.

DT CEO to Fight Vodafone-Liberty Deal
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

German operator's boss slams Vodafone's takeover deal with Liberty as anticompetitive and indicates he will put up a fight.

Why Telcos Need an Elastic Services Platform
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/9/2018

ECI's ELASTIC Services Platform takes networking solutions to the next level, allowing service providers to concentrate on launching new services and driving new revenue streams.

AT&T Confirms Payments to Trump Lawyer's Shell Company
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

AT&T says that it was looking for 'insights' into the then-new Trump administration.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Cisco, Huawei Technologies, LiveAction, Nuage Networks, VeloCloud by VMWare and Versa Networks emerged as the top contenders for delivering the most innovative SD-WAN product/platform during the past year.

Nutanix Busts Out to Hybrid Cloud
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The hyperconverged infrastructure vendor is expanding into software-defined networking, database provisioning and multicloud cost controls and compliance.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah | 5/9/2018

Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.

Vodafone Pounces on Liberty Cable Assets in €18.4B Deal
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Takeover would threaten Deutsche Telekom's fixed-line dominance in Germany and make Vodafone a much stronger force in other eastern European markets.

Eurobites: Most EU States Still Not Ready for GDPR
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media revenue up, but its Welsh workers aren't smiling; Telecom Italia hasn't heard the bad news; Openet and MDS do a deal.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Analyze This
LRTV Documentaries | 5/9/2018

Scott and Jamie are joined by Heavy Reading's Gabriel 'Microphone Abuser' Brown to discuss the T-Mobile/Sprint deal, 5G and more.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for the Outstanding Components Vendor category features five strong contenders.

Dish Network Slings Up More Losses
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Dish Network reports more overall pay-TV subscriber losses in the first quarter despite continued gains by its OTT skinny-bundle service, Sling TV.

Embattled ZTE Files Appeal Over Export Ban
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Chinese vendor says export ban will damage a large number of US companies.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Automation Strategy
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for most innovative automation strategy features six very strong entries from some of the world's biggest operators.

Red Hat Partners With Microsoft & IBM for Hybrid Cloud Power
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Partnerships with two of the biggest public cloud providers strengthen Red Hat's hybrid cloud portfolio.

MacNeil Brings Wholesale Swagger Back to FiberLight
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.

Red Hat Beefs Up OpenShift Automation, Based on CoreOS Acquisition
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Red Hat is enhancing automation for 'Day 2' operations on its OpenShift cloud platform, based on technology acquired with CoreOS in January.

Telco Foe, New York AG Resigns
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Allegations of physical assault led New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to resign Monday night.

Eurobites: MegaFon Forms Joint Venture for Blockchain & More
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica automates the network; Nokia and SFR trumpet 5G New Radio breakthrough; Proximus launches NB-IoT network for smart meters.

Collaboration Is Key Ingredient in Predictive Analytics & Network Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/8/2018

Every network operators business case is different but what remains true is that combining the disciplines needed to get value from data requires a very collaborative organization.

CBRS LTE Gets Branded as 'OnGo'
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

...as the industry waits for a final FCC decision on 3.5GHz spectrum usage.

Comcast Seeks $60B Loan for New Fox Bid – Report
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Cable giant may try to scupper the deal between Fox and Disney with new financing facilities but has apparently indicated it will make a bid only if AT&T's planned takeover of Time Warner gets regulatory approval.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.

Telecom Italia Names Genish CEO After Boardroom Battle
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

After Vivendi loses control of the Telecom Italia board to US hedge fund Elliott, Amos Genish is confirmed as CEO.

Freedom From Lock-In Drives Cloud Foundry
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Cloud Foundry users demand flexibility and interoperability, even where Cloud Foundry isn't the answer.

America: A Tale of at Least Two 5Gs
Jonestown | 5/7/2018

City kitty, country mouse or some other creature? The early 5G strategies in the US will either favor short-range speed or long-range coverage, but likely both on the same network.

Telcos Push to End the Great Unbundling
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Regulatory rate-setting is so 2016.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Gigabit/FTTx Service
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

With more rapid and aggressive gigabit deployments to residential customers over the past 12 months, Most Innovative Gigabit/FTTx Service was a competitive Leading Lights category.

Interconnections & the Escape From New York
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Exchange and interconnection companies point to avoiding 'pinch points' and creating greater diversity than traditional carrier hotels.

Samsung Gets FCC Go-Ahead to Bring Verizon 5G to Sactown
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Samsung says its 28GHz 5G system is ready for commercial use in the US.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Amazon Web Services, Huawei Technologies, Nokia, Nordic Semiconductor and Verimatrix are transforming how we live and work.

Mobile Merger Changes Cable Calculus
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

The Sprint/T-Mobile deal complicates the cable MVNO universe.

Remember the Headend
Column | 5/7/2018

Because the headend, not the outside plant, is where cable operators can really begin the distributed network transformation.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Service
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

AT&T, Telus, GTT and more made the shortlist for 'Most Innovative SD-WAN Service,' awarded to the company that has launched the most innovative SD-WAN service for enterprise and/or small or midsized corporate users during the past year.

Mesosphere Scores $125M in Hot Multicloud Orchestration Market
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

$125 million will help Mesosphere stay cool as the multicloud orchestration market gets hotter and more competitive.

Where Does VR Go From Here?
LRTV Interviews | 5/7/2018

SVA's Jason Thibeault discusses the state of VR technology and business cases, the market hurdles and the direction he sees the industry heading.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

Amdocs, GTT and Viavi make our 2018 Leading Lights shortlist for best deal maker.

Will Liberty & Vodafone Strike a Deal? What Will It Mean for Headcount?
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

The rumor mill is still hot with talk of a European M&A deal of some sort between Liberty Global and Vodafone, and the implications for employment can't be ignored.

Slideshow: Dell Goes to the Dogs
Slide Shows | 5/4/2018

Canines conquer computer company's customer confab.

WiCipedia: Programmer Motivators, Affordable Childcare & All-Female Panels
WiCipedia | 5/4/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Chinese women hired to 'calm' programmers; diversity pays off for companies; are all-female panels good for women?; and more.

Automation, M&A Lead to 1,000+ Job Losses at CenturyLink
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

CenturyLink confirms plans to cut 2% of its workforce, blaming the merger and automation for the move.

Virtualizing the Customer Premises
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/4/2018

Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) systems are growing rapidly, paving the way for new opportunities, lowered costs and increased performance overall.

BT Plans to Cut up to 6,600 Jobs – Report
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

UK operator will cut up to 6% of jobs according to reports as it looks to get its business back on track for investors.

Eurobites: Let's Get Digital, Says Virgin, as It Culls Contact Center Jobs
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN thrives in Ghana and Nigeria; Telia concerned about government snooping; and royal wedding news!!!

Consolidated Communications Goes Cross-Country With SD-WAN
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

The service provider is deploying VMware's VeloCloud SD-WAN service across its 24-state market.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

Five companies made the finals in this competitive category of Leading Lights 2018.

The Trendiest Telcos Don't Wear SOCs
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

You've already heard of the zero-touch network, and even the zero-person NOC. But what about the NOCless, SOCless telco?

Telia Carrier Expands Into Mexico
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

Wholesale operator finds friendlier regulatory environment and growing demand for backbone services.

Enabling Automation With Intent-Based Orchestration & Networking
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/3/2018

At BCE, find out how intent-based networking could be a boon to service providers' goals of simplifying their complex networks.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

The Company of the Year (Private) title is awarded to the privately held firm that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy. Let's have a look at the finalists.

What's Left of Cisco's Love Affair With Cable?
MariNation | 5/3/2018

Remember the good times.

Eurobites: Cambridge Analytica Shuts Up Shop
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange backs voice-enabled AI specialist; Spotify hits bum note in first earnings report; France-IX exchange gets it on with Epsilon.

Virtual Routers Now a Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/3/2018

Advances in NFV have made it a technology that is now used by CSPs across the globe.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah | 5/3/2018

Four worthy women from the worlds of cable, the enterprise, data centers and B/OSS make our shortlist for the year's Most Inspiring Woman in Comms.

DT Poised for 5G Launch as Huawei Antennas Go Up in Berlin
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

German operator puts up 5G antennas in Berlin and now looks all set for a commercial 5G launch in the German capital.

India Approves In-Flight Connectivity, WiFi Boost
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

Indian authorities have approved plans for in-flight connectivity services, an expansion of WiFi hotspots and the establishment of a telecom ombudsman.

Sprint Posts Upside Surprise as It Swaps CEOs
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

As Michel Combes gets ready to take over as new CEO.

Combes in as Sprint CEO, Claure Gets Booted Upstairs
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Major changes at the top at Sprint, as the company waits to see if it will be allowed to merge with T-Mobile.

Pentagon Blocks Huawei & ZTE Phone Sales on Military Bases
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

It is getting increasingly hard to buy a Huawei-made smartphone in the US.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Cisco, Comcast, Evolution Digital, Harmonic, Huawei and Nokia make up this year's group of six Leading Lights finalists for standout cable/video products or services.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

AT&T, Comcast, Orange and Telenet each bring something different to innovating in cloud services.

The Future of 5G Fronthaul, Midhaul & Backhaul at BCE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/2/2018

5G requires a huge change in how network operators build their networks to accommodate wireless data. At BCE, the use of CRANs and the challenges they present will take center stage.

Open Source: What Is It Good For?
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The role of open source in the telecoms sector still divides opinion – and that's why we're debating it at BCE in Austin.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The envelope please...

ONF Cracks Open Optical Networking
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Latest initiative, ODTN Project, takes aim at integrated optical networking gear with disaggregation, open source software.

Arris Reports Ruckus-Raising Results
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Despite lower CPE sales, Arris racks up higher revenues in Q1, thanks to stronger sales for its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled CCAP and Ruckus enterprise networking products.

Virtualization Is Kicking Juniper in the Berries
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The transition to white box networking could be especially painful for Juniper.

T-Mobile, Sprint Combo Could Threaten German Digitization
Morris Lore | 5/2/2018

If a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint falls short of its targets, it could add to the pressure on Deutsche Telekom in Germany.

Eurobites: Nokia in Talks to Sell Digital Health Biz Back to Its Founder
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 launches MVNO in Russia; Orange gets some Israeli cybersecurity help; Swisscom's core business down.

WiC Panel: Combatting Sexual Harassment in Denver
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 5/2/2018

Executive Producer Janet Leahy, President of Arrow Solutions Kathy Boelter, CEO of Women of Wall Street Karen Ashworth Macfarlane and the Founder and CEO of Corporate Cowgirl Up Wendy Bohling join WiC Director Sarah Thomas in Denver to discuss ways to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, help women advance and level the playing field.

Ground-Breaking Tech in Tel Aviv: LR's Israel Tour 2018
LRTV Documentaries | 5/2/2018

On Light Reading's annual trip to Tel Aviv, Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre visited with companies preparing operators for the transformation from legacy to next-gen technologies like 5G, NFV and IoT.

T-Mobile Talks Up Its Quad Play Opportunity & Network Savings by Buying Sprint
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

The 'un-carrier' expects to make money with its Sprint roaming deal and the combined firm won't have to spend some $8 billion in capex because of complementary network coverage.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy, Service Provider
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Colt, Intelsat and Reliance Jio are the finalists for transformation strategy in 2018, for three very different efforts.

Cisco Acquires AI Firm for $270M – CEO to Head Collaboration
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Accompany CEO Amy Chang replaces Rowan Trollope, who's leaving to become CEO of another company.

Juniper Reports 11% Revenue Drop, but No Surprises
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

As its self-driving network story takes hold, networking vendor Juniper's stock performance earned it a 'sell' rating from at least one big Wall Street analyst.

Headcount: Ciena Makes Cuts in Global Support Group
The Philter | 5/1/2018

Ciena has cut some staff from its support unit, but the company said it already warned of a multi-year transformation in that group.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Apstra, Cohere and Juniper are the shortlisted candidates for the outstanding communications technology vision award.

OPNFV Goes Cloud-Native With Fraser
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Sixth software release also continues hardening of NFVi, testing and other functions to further commercialize NFV.

CenturyLink's Feger: Why Automation Shouldn't Be an Afterthought
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

BCE keynoter James Feger says it's key to not only consider the operational changes that need to occur to support virtualization, but also build in automation along the way.

Top 5 Drivers for Multicloud
Column | 5/1/2018

Organizations are going to multiple public cloud providers, as well as on-premises private cloud, to meet business needs, says Kip Compton, vice president of Cisco Cloud Platform and Solutions Group.

Cisco Dumps Video Software Biz, Ends NDS Era
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Private equity firm Permira is acquiring Cisco's Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS), formerly NDS, seemingly for a fraction of the $5 billion Cisco paid for it in 2012.

VMware Takes On Cisco & Juniper With Network Vision
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

VMware fits recently acquired VeloCloud into a networking strategy that makes the data center one nexus for applications and data among many, stretching from the edge to the cloud.

Eurobites: Three UK Preps for 5G With Backbone Deal
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook uses delaying tactics in data privacy case; former Autonomy exec convicted of fraud; paper planes fly as Russians protest blocking of Telegram app.

Cisco Pushes Kubernetes to Brownfield
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Adds Kubernetes support to AppDynamics and CloudCenter to integrate orchestration of legacy and containerized applications.

Ovum Viewpoint: What's Next for WhatsApp as CEO & Co-Founder Jan Koum Resigns
Column | 5/1/2018

WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has resigned following reports that he has clashed with parent company Facebook over strategy plans. This spells bad news for Facebook, says Pamela Clark-Dickson from research and consulting house Ovum.

Signs of Fatigue Even as RJio Posts Strong Q4 Numbers
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

India's newest network operator has reported profits for its fiscal fourth quarter, but there are signs of a slowdown.

Operators Begin Initial Forays Into Machine Learning
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/1/2018

Although most communications service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are planning to deploy machine learning by the end of this year, widespread adoption will hit barriers with service providers until machine learning applicability is proven.

DOJ Makes Last Stand Against AT&T
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

The government has a fallback position if its strategy to block the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner doesn't succeed outright.

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