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Netflix Is Growing, but Don't Ask by How Much
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

Netflix missed its subscriber forecast, which spooked investors, but the company's execs insist that nothing about the business has really changed.

Kontron Uses Open Source to Move Beyond Bare Metal
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

Company known for embedded computer technology vendor now serves as integrator as well, combining its hardware with OpenStack and VNFs.

Salesforce Acquires Datorama for Marketing Analytics – Reported Price $800M
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

Salesforce is beefing up its toolkit to help enterprises identify customers.

Startup Arrcus Wants White-Hot White Boxes
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

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.

Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/16/2018

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's Video PaaS Arms TV Titans With Custom Programming
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

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 Pumps Up the Volume
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

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.

Eurobites: OBS Buys Basefarm to Reap Multicloud Benefits
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

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's Shane Eleniak: How Data Analytics & Software Defined Access Are Changing Service Delivery
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/16/2018

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.

MobiledgeX's Jason Hoffman: State of the Edge
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/16/2018

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?

Get Ready for Streaming Video Downloads
Column | 7/16/2018

How subscription streaming video downloads will keep mobile video viewers even more engaged.

ZTE Stock Rises After US Lifts Ban
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

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.

Will Amazon White Box Switches Take On Cisco, Juniper & Arista?
News Analysis | 7/13/2018

‘Alexa, please add a white box switch, no-show athletic socks and minty toothpaste to my shopping cart.’

SeaChange Wants to Make Waves
News Analysis | 7/13/2018

Video technology specialist revamps video solutions portfolio with new cloud-based platform and software management tools for SPs.

Telecom Jargonosaurus Part 1: Repeat Offenders
Morris Lore | 7/13/2018

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.

Eurobites: German Giants Pledge to Extend 4G Coverage
News Analysis | 7/13/2018

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.

WiCipedia: Open Office Fishbowls & Trans Women in Tech
WiCipedia | 7/13/2018

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.

FCC's Rosenworcel: US 'Falling Behind' on 5G
News Analysis | 7/13/2018

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.

Cable Undergoing Extensive Wireless Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/13/2018

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.

Why ISPs Are High on Whole-Home WiFi
News Analysis | 7/13/2018

Premium in-home WiFi service creates new stream of revenue alongside important operational benefits.

Microsoft Whacks Slack With Free Teams Tier
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

The new version of Microsoft's group chat service is free for up to 300 users, turning up the heat on competitor Slack.

Verizon Taps Malady as Acting CTO
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Kyle Malady is now acting CTO at Verizon, replacing Hans Vestberg.

The US DOJ May Be Appealing the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Trial
The Philter | 7/12/2018

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.

FCC Proposes Opening More Spectrum for Mid-Band 5G
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Using the 3.7GHz to 4.2GHz band could allow for more 5G spectrum harmonization.

Viptela's Kingpins Have a New Stealth Startup
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

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.

Pinpricks & Big Sticks: An Anatomy of Telco & Tech Fines
Morris Lore | 7/12/2018

Fines against telecom and technology companies rarely seem effective.

BT Americas: Technology Matters, Customer Engagement Matters More
CxO Spotlight | 7/12/2018

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.

Pole Position: A Look at San Jose's Smart City Small Cell Deal
LRTV Interviews | 7/12/2018

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.

Eurobites: Comcast Ups Its Bid for Sky
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.

ZTE nearly back in business after inking US 'escrow' deal
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

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.

Huawei Embroiled in Santa Clara Whistleblower Court Case
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

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.

Broadcom Buys CA – Huh?
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Chipmaker Broadcom is buying CA Technologies for $18.9 billion, according to a Wednesday announcement. There's an odd pairing.

Broadcom Buys CA Technologies for $18.9B
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Chipmaker transitions to enterprise software.

First 5G-Specific US Spectrum Auctions Coming November
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Get set, and grab your VR helmets! FCC chairman promises first 5G-specific auctions will start mid-November.

Rogers Sparks 'Ignite TV' Using Comcast's X1
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

The Canadian operator has quietly started to roll out an IP-delivered video service that is underpinned by Comcast's X1 platform.

Smart Cities: Orange Sticks Its Neck Out on Transylvanian Testbed
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Successful trials in the Romanian city of Alba Iulia could have big implications for Orange's European smart city strategy.

AT&T Invests in Magic Leap, Strikes Exclusive Consumer Deal
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

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.

Eurobites: Vodafone Greece Extends Network With CYTA Acquisition
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

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.

Salesforce Sprays AI to Get the Stink off Customer Service
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

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.

Ericsson Offloads 700-Strong Field Service Biz
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Swedish equipment vendor says divestment of its field services unit supports its focus on restoring profitability.

Fox Trumps Comcast With $32.5B Bid for Sky
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Analyst says the bidding war looks set to run and run.

Google Facing 'Multi-Billion Fine' From EU Over Android – Reports
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

Google expected to be slapped with fine over Android OS by European Union by end of July.

China Mobile Taps Huawei & Intel for Interop Testing Ahead of Big 5G Plans
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

China Mobile gears up for swathes of domestic 5G in China in 2020.

Fox Aims to Outfox & Outspend Comcast for Sky – Report
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

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.

Ericsson Rebadges Media Unit, Eyes Smart Cities, M&A
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

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.

Nokia Lands Big Deals in China, UK
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

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.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: It's Coming Home
LRTV Documentaries | 7/10/2018

This week: 5G in Romania; ZTE latest; sport in the spotlight.

AT&T's Stankey serves up a stinker at HBO
Morris Lore | 7/10/2018

Telco wades into successful content business and tells award-winning staff to get their act together.

Eurobites: Openreach Turns to Nokia, Huawei for 'Fibre First' Aid
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

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.

AT&T Locks Up AlienVault for Better SMB Security
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

Privately held firm brings crowd-sourced threat intelligence service and open source SIEM to the AT&T security portfolio.

Philo Fills Coffers With $40M More
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

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 Will Transform the Enterprise Cloud
Column | 7/10/2018

5G's speed, latency and improved connectivity will bring a quantum leap to enterprise cloud capabilities for mobile users.

5G Will Spur More Fixed-Mobile Convergence – Ovum
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

5G spells opportunity for FMC upsell, reckons the Ovum team.

Istio: The New Open Source Cloud Hotness
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

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 Still in R&D Shadows as Spending Falls
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

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.

Coriant Makes White Box Bid
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

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.

Capex Growth Will Double for Internet Content Providers
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

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 Sues to Stop Stores Selling Shava TV Streaming Set-Tops
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

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.

BT Americas President Artley: Geopolitics Disrupts Digital Transformation
CxO Spotlight | 7/9/2018

Large multinationals struggle to modernize their companies, but new tariffs, data security worries and geopolitical wrangling add more layers to an already complex problem.

What to Expect From Nick Read, Vodafone's Next CEO
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/9/2018

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?

Eurobites: BT in Cloud Talks With China's Alibaba
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon opens up new route; Three fibers up for 5G; Deutsche Telekom soups up its cloud.

Locking It Down: Securing Multicloud IT Across Industries
Column | 7/9/2018

As healthcare, financial services, and education move to multicloud they face different security requirements.

IBM Racks $1.24B in Deals With Australian Feds & Italian Bank
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

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.

CableLabs Clears Coherent Optics for Takeoff
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

New specs from CableLabs aim to help cable operators bulk up fiber capacity as they start to distribute their access networks.

AT&T to Show Off Standards-Based 5G in Austin
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

More tests, using standards-based 5G this time, as commercial launches draw ever closer.

Carriers Awkwardly Embrace San Jose's Small Cell Success
The Philter | 7/6/2018

There are political games a-plenty as carriers put all their 5G expansion cards on the table without showing their hand.

Switzerland Sets $222M Base Fee in 5G Auction
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

Switzerland kicks off its 5G auction process and will announce the final winners by June next year.

The US 5G 'Lead' Over Europe Is Bluster
Morris Lore | 7/6/2018

Industry concern that Europe has already fallen behind the US in 5G seems massively overblown.

WiCipedia: VMware Goes to Mount Kilimanjaro & Barbie Gets Geeky
WiCipedia | 7/6/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Welcome Robotics Engineer Barbie; VMware CEO hikes Mount Kilimanjaro; Zillow aces hiring practices; and more.

Eurobites: EU Reads US the Riot Act Over Privacy Shield
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Internet copyright proposals rejected; Ericsson confirms Wind Tre win; Inmarsat says no to second EchoStar bid.

5G Backhaul Vendors Have Opportunity, Work to Do
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/6/2018

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 Scores $100M More for Wireless Broadband
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

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 Drops Intel for 5G Modems
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

Apple reportedly ditches Intel for 5G iPhones in 2020.

Rodriguez Bolts Tivo to Be Liberty Global CTO
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

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.

Juniper's Koley Sees Advantage at the Edge
CxO Spotlight | 7/5/2018

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 Kicks Tires on Pricier 'Ultra' Tier
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

Netflix subscribers may soon have to ante up to enjoy the visual pleasures of Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range.

India's RJio Charges Into Fiber, Unveils New 4G Phone
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

India's RJio has already shaken up the country's mobile market: now it's turning its attention to broadband.

ZTE Appoints New CEO – Report
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

According to unconfirmed reports from South-East Asian media, the vendor's head of telco cloud has been appointed as its new CEO.

Eurobites: Telefónica Considers Sale of Fixed-Line Stake to Reduce Debt Pile
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

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.

Orange Ups 5G Broadband Stakes in Romania
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

The use of 5G technology could help Orange to overcome its broadband challenges in Romania – but only if the economics stack up.

Ovum Survey Shocker: OTT Video Calling Is More Popular Than OTT Voice
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/5/2018

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.

Will 5G Trial Action Now Shift to the Core?
News Analysis | 7/4/2018

The latest 5G standard included specifications for next-generation core platforms, so expect to hear plenty about service-based architecture in the coming months.

Sprint + T-Mobile = Security Risk?
Shades of Ray | 7/4/2018

What isn't a security risk these days?

Eurobites: Telenor Made Europe's Designated Driver for 5G Journey
News Analysis | 7/4/2018

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 Lifts Some Restrictions on ZTE
News Analysis | 7/4/2018

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.

Google Cloud COO Diane Bryant Exits After 7 Months
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

She was a rising star at Intel. Maybe headed back for the vacant CEO job?

The Telecoms.com Podcast: That's a Fact, Jack
LRTV Documentaries | 7/3/2018

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 Automation Specialist Raises $250M
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

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 Unleashes Spectrum Mobile… Without the iPhone
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

Charter Communications has launched Spectrum Mobile using pricing and packaging that closely mirrors that of Comcast.

FCC Poised to Gut '96 Telecom Act
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

Smaller ISPs head to DC to fight for continued access to unbundled loops but compromise by large incumbents may spell doom for UNEs.

Blocking China Mobile: Trump Team Is Missing a Trick
Column | 7/3/2018

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.

Juniper CTO: Open Source Software Can Be Profitable
CxO Spotlight | 7/3/2018

Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.

VEON Sells Wind Tre Stake for €2.45B
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

International operator VEON has decided to exit the Italian market and raise some cash to pay down its debts and focus on emerging markets.

Looking for 5G's Killer Apps? Make a Start Here
Column | 7/3/2018

Connected cars and industry will help drive 5G's first wave of 'killer' applications.

Eurobites: BT Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Outgoing CEO's Bonus
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

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.

Qualcomm Q&A: Dr. Max Welling on How AI Will Impact the World
Column | 7/3/2018

'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.'

Skinny TV Services Pack on Some Pounds
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

Sling TV, DirecTV Now and Sony's PlayStation Vue have all announced price increases during the last several weeks.

Orange Romania Weighs Fixed 5G for Broadband Expansion
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

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 Device Star Fades
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

HTC lays off 1,500 as it slowly fades from smartphone market.

No Customer Downside in Dell's Wall Street Return
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

Dell is swapping its own stock for VMWare's tracking stock and returning to the public market with a $21.7 billion valuation.

Verizon's Go90 Shakes Hands With Eternity
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

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.

Getting Real About Mobile 5G Speeds
Jonestown | 7/2/2018

Mobile 5G networks probably won't be delivering gigabit downloads right off the bat. But they won't be sitting still, either.

India's Reliance Industries Snaps Up Radisys
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries' disruptive 4G operator, will get its own in-house telco cloud vendor.

Eurobites: Opera Files for Nasdaq IPO
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

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.

Charter Goes on Big Gig Spree
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

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.

NGON: The Software Tide Creeps Up on Optical
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2018

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.

ZTE Unveils New Board in Effort to Appease US Lawmakers
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

In line with US demands, ZTE has appointed a new board of directors.

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