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Uber Engineering SVP Out as Probe Continues
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

As part of its efforts to clean up its culture, Uber has asked Amit Singhal to resign after learning he didn't disclose he left Google over allegations of sexual harassment.

AT&T Boasts 2-Year, $40B+ Spend
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

AT&T highlights two-year, $40 billion-plus capex spend, with 40% going to expand portfolio of smart, agile, mobile and integrated business solutions.

Arris Brings D3.1 Modem to Retail
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

After some initial delays, Arris is entering the emerging retail market for DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems, competing with Netgear and Linksys.

Cisco's Chuck Robbins Talks AppDynamics, Jasper at MWC
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins discusses Jasper a year after the acquisition, the recent AppDynamics deal, taxes, Trump and other topics.

Level 3 Antes Up on APAC Ethernet
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Carrier extends dynamic service capability and hybrid cloud support to three APAC cities: Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

Inter-Carrier APIs Get Major Push
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

New effort led by MEF and TM Forum, and pushed ahead by AT&T, Colt and Orange, aims at universal set of inter-carrier APIs for service orchestration.

SaaS Is Looking Trendy... Again
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/28/2017

Software-as-a-service is coming to the fore in 2017.

Vodafone CTO 'Worried' About 5G mmWave Hype
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Due to concerns around cost and propagation characteristics, European operators are likely to focus their 5G efforts on sub-6GHz frequencies.

AT&T Has FirstNet Public Safety Deal in the Bag – Sources
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

FirstNet is – finally – coming soon, and AT&T will build it, sources say.

Scania's CEO on Making IoT Pay
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2017

Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania, talks about how the introduction of IoT technology, developed with Ericsson, is helping the truck giant's business and that of its customers.

4.5G Evolution – Where Technology Meets Business Growth
News from Huawei | 2/28/2017

More than 100 carriers have deployed 4.5G commercial or trial networks around the globe.

Equinix Taking Storage to the Edge
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Equinix is beefing up the storage capabilities at the edge of its network to serve Internet of Things and other applications requiring fast performance.

Cisco CEO: Trump Changes Won't Affect Our M&A Strategy
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

But Cisco may be atypical in its M&A strategy compared to service providers and others.

Facebook TIPs Fiber Scale, Builds Connected World
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Facebook unveiled the latest steps in its '10 Year Plan' to connect the world and provide a better user experience for services like video.

Eurobites: Proximus Brings 4.5G to Belgium
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT could lose a bundle from the unbundled; Honda to launch connected car services in Europe; new face at CityFibre; TalkTalk revamps mobile TV offer.

Let's Get 5G Up & Running
News from Huawei | 2/28/2017

Together, we need to actively embrace new technology, new business modes, and new applications to fully prepare for the arrival of the 5G era.

Pushing the Limits of Spectrum to Unleash Network Potential
News from Huawei | 2/28/2017

Huawei's 'All Cloud' mobile network strategy receives widespread industry recognition.

SAP Floats Apple Partnership, New Cloud Services
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

iPhones and iPads are SAP's first-choice mobile platform, as the company extends its cloud platform with new capabilities.

US Ignite Unites Telecom With Smart Cities
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Once again, US Ignite is partnering local governments with telecom companies, this time for new funding pursuits.

DT CTO: Costs Must Fall or 5G 'Won't Work'
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

A senior executive at Deutsche Telekom says that 5G costs must fall significantly if rollout is to prove economical.

Huawei Launches Next-Gen Indoor Mobile Broadband Solution, LampSite 3.0
News from Huawei | 2/28/2017

New indoor coverage solution accelerates digital transformation and unleashes the potential of indoor digital economy.

NFV to NFC: Operators Must Prepare a Future-Ready Cloud
News from Huawei | 2/28/2017

Huawei is committed to the introduction of cloud technology and extension to the basic network of various fields.

Huawei All-Flash Storage, Accelerating Mission Critical Business for Carriers
News from Huawei | 2/28/2017

Flash memory used to be considered a differentiated competitive advantage, but now it is a must-have in cloud data centers.

MWC 2017: Cloud, Connectivity & Men Wearing Scarves Indoors
Lightreading Videos | 2/28/2017

Light Reading Enterprise Cloud editor Mitch Wagner says network operators are starting to focus on what they're good at, connectivity, to help their enterprise customers move to the cloud. He also has a concern about how many men are wearing scarves indoors.

Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Trucks & More
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2017

At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.

MWC 2017: Peering Into the Smart Home
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2017

Telecoms.com news editor Jamie Davies is sensing greater optimism in the mobile industry and has spotted some interesting trends in the smart home sector.

Telefónica's Blanco: 5G NR 'Acceleration' Is 'Big Mistake'
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

Telefonica's CTO says operators risk messing up the 5G business case if they close the radio specifications too soon.

SAP Exec Trash-Talks Oracle: 'I Have Not Seen Them'
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

SAP says Oracle is behind the times in the cloud, mirroring criticisms Oracle has leveled at SAP.

AT&T Sees MWC Through Indigo Glasses
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

Network operator touts progress of Network 3.0 Indigo toward bringing faster mobile speeds and greater virtualization to its operations.

Cloudflare Bleeds Bad News – & Good
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

A slip of the fingers brings privacy concerns for millions and lessons in how to handle a security incident.

Comcast Brings YouTube to the Living Room
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

In another sign of the growing integration between pay-TV and OTT players, Comcast plans to launch YouTube as an app on its X1 set-tops later this year.

Defining NG Core for 5G Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/27/2017

5G services demand a new system architecture and core network.

DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

German telco outlines plans to make 5G available across '100%' of its network footprint but highlights some big cost hurdles.

Sprint Gets Ready for Massive MIMO, Eyes 2.5GHz for 5G
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

As Light Reading first reported, Sprint will beat the rest to Massive MIMO in the US with Nokia.

Eurobites: Orange Bangs the Drum for LTE-M
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

Also in today's MWC-tinged EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom form Quantum Alliance; BT heads for the TIP; Nokia re-brands Withings health devices; Vodafone rules in 4G roaming.

MWC 2017: Digesting Day 1
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2017

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com discuss some of the key themes from the first day of MWC 2017.

ADVA Takes Voyager on PoC Journey
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

Vendor announces nine proofs-of-concept for Facebook-designed open packet optical system, speeding toward commercialization.

Ericsson's Ekholm Trumpets 5G Role But Still Lacks Plan
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

Ericsson's new CEO had little to say about any specific plans to corner the 5G market, or dominate other parts of the equipment market, during an underwhelming press conference at MWC 2017.

Nokia Pitches Full 5G Suite but Shies Away From 5G Acceleration Push
News Analysis | 2/26/2017

Nokia added to the vendor fanfare Sunday with a range of announcements, including an end-to-end pre-standards 5G solution, but it stepped away from a broader industry push to accelerate the 5G standards process.

Telefónica's Answer to Apple's Siri: Aura
News Analysis | 2/26/2017

Spain's leading telco has taken the wraps off a new artificial intelligence system that it will launch in key markets over the next 12 months.

EU Rules Will Trigger Worrying Data Tsunami, Says BICS
News Analysis | 2/26/2017

The EU's summer regulations on roaming have some nasty cost implications for telcos on the network side.

5G-Focused Telstra Hands Juicy Optical Deal to Ericsson, Ciena
News Analysis | 2/26/2017

Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.

Is Ruckus Right for Arris?
News Analysis | 2/24/2017

The Ruckus acquisition is a big bet for Arris. Here's a look at some of the challenges ahead and what CEO Bruce McClelland thinks are the strategic opportunities.

Don't Count on 5G for a Capex Boost
Morris Lore | 2/24/2017

The much-hyped 5G standard seems unlikely to fuel a spending boom by telcos when it first appears.

Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/24/2017

5G will be the first cellular technology to launch in an era when the Internet is routinely weaponized, which will require CSPs to radically rethink their security strategies.

Eurobites: DT Makes Big NB-IoT Push
News Analysis | 2/24/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva eyes 5G role in UK; more 5G partnerships; Cell C spurns Telkom's advances; Proximus gets earnings boost from cuts.

WiCipedia: The Case for Grit, Don't Call It Quits & Lawless Politics
WiCipedia | 2/24/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: What does it take to be a woman in tech?; How much do you need to make in a top tech city?; Why should young women enter politics? We've got answers.

Cloud Rains on HPE Earnings
News Analysis | 2/24/2017

Net revenue is down to $11.4 billion for the quarter, and cloud is part of the problem.

Huawei Completes First Commercial Use of Its Butterfly Site, a Rural Mobile Network Solution
News from Huawei | 2/24/2017

Cost-effective butterfly sites bring connections to unconnected rural areas.

Sigfox 'Only Option' Today, Says Telefónica
News Analysis | 2/24/2017

Spain's Telefonica says other LPWA technologies are currently unable to meet needs that Sigfox can.

Verizon's Exponent Exports Its Expertise
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

New platform makes use of existing technology and sells it to international carriers wanting to get into IoT, digital media and more.

Huawei X Labs, Born for Innovative Wireless Applications
News from Huawei | 2/23/2017

X Labs has been created to be a center for cooperation and innovation in the wireless applications community.

Lawyers Ring Amazon's Chimes – Lawsuit Charges Trademark Ripoff
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

CafeX in New York says Amazon stole the name 'Chime' from its own videoconferencing product, introduced a year before Amazon's.

As Video Becomes a Basic Service, Telecom Carriers Must Redefine Their Networks
News from Huawei | 2/23/2017

Networks built for video deliver the best video experience, explains Ryan Ding, Executive Director of the Board and President of Products and Solutions at Huawei Technologies.

Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

Ericsson is the latest major name to join the NIA, an industry organization that's needed more than ever.

5G Put to the Test
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/23/2017

There's lots of pre-5G activity in the mobile market and it's highlighting the need for new test and measurement tools.

Verizon Fixed 5G Tests to Top 3Gbit/s?
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

Verizon appears to be edging closer to its dream of delivering a wireless alternative to fiber.

Airtel to Acquire Telenor in India
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

India's biggest service provider snaps up another struggling player just days after Vodafone and Idea, the number two and three players, begin merger talks.

Oracle, Tech Mahindra Deliver VoLTE-aaS
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

Turnkey managed services offering claims to get wireless network operators into the VoLTE business in three to six months.

MANO Marriage: ECOMP, OPEN-O Converge as ONAP
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

Two open source MANO groups combine forces, simplifying both names with yet-another acronym, albeit one that is shorter and hyphen-free.

Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

Also in today's regional roundup: Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of the park; Nokia's in it for the anyhaul; and Aria's AI code heads to China.

Orange Hints at 2017 Capex Rise as Spain Buoys 2016 Sales
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

France's Orange had its Spanish business to thank for sales growth last year but remains confident that revenues will stabilize at home in 2017.

Arris Bags Ruckus Assets in $800M Deal
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

For $800 million in cash, Arris plans to buy both Ruckus Wireless assets and the ICX Switch business from Brocade.

Tata Teleservices Explores Merger with RCom-Aircel-MTS
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

Consolidation is all the rage in India's mobile market, as smaller players struggle to survive.

Software Trends in the Telecom Sector
LRTV Interviews | 2/23/2017

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.

IBM, Northern Trust Team on Blockchain Security
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Northern Trust and IBM are looking to bring blockchain technology to the private equity market.

Ericsson Plots Customer Tests of Verizon's 5G
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Trials set for multiple cities in the US in first half of 2017.

Dish in 2016: ARPU Up, Video Subs Down
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Riddle me this: How is Dish increasing ARPU even as its base of cheaper Sling TV subscribers grows?

Telecom Embraces AI's Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/22/2017

The combination of cloud, artifical intelligence (AI) and applications development could be very powerful for communications service providers.

T-Mobile Promises LTE-U Services in the Spring
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

The move follows a lengthy review process by the FCC.

Sprint to Go Gigabit Crazy at MWC!
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Sprint will have MIMO demos with both Ericsson and Nokia at MWC.

AT&T Lab Tests DirecTV Now Over 5G
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

The telco's OTT video service gets its first 5G trial run.

Kore Knocks Nokia's 'World-First' IoT Network Claim
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Long-standing IoT managed services provider says Nokia is just another addition to the party, and one that could drive further business Kore's way.

Ciena's DCI Targets Web-Scalers, Data Centers
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

New Waveserver Ai uses latest coherent optics for programmability in a compact platform that multi-tenant data centers and web-scalers need.

Qualcomm Completes 5G NR Spec Call
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Qualcomm to bang the sub-6GHz drum at MWC.

Verizon to Start Fixed 5G Customer Trials in April
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Verizon is working with Samsung to run customer tests on fixed 5G in the US.

Enterprise Cloud Requires Cloud-Like Carriers – Riverbed
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Carriers need to be able do deliver services that cross geographic boundaries, at the network core or on the edge, the vendor says.

Eurobites: BT & Huawei Go Network Slicing
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Intel open 5G labs in Finland and US; Swisscom's big bundle; ADVA gets certified; T-Systems' DHL contract extended.

Ericsson to Show Off mmWave at MWC
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Ericsson is showing 28GHz with Intel at MWC.

Telefónica Opens IoT Door to Sigfox
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Global deal could be transformative for Sigfox, helping the French IoT player to realize its ambition of holding an IPO next year.

Uber's HR Nightmare: Company Investigates Sexual Harassment Claims
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

A former Uber engineer says she was sexually harassed at the company, but HR refused to handle the situation, instead punishing her and perpetuating a toxic culture.

My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray | 2/21/2017

The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.

Verizon Using Ericsson Platform to Orchestrate Virtual Services
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

Enterprise service arm admits end-to-end orchestration of virtual services still a challenge that requires a single platform.

Broadband Has a Problem on the Pole
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

Competitive broadband providers want to take their pole attachment fight to the federal government.

If Anyone Mentions 6G to Me at MWC…
Shades of Ray | 2/21/2017

I'm prepared for the worst that Barcelona can throw at me.

Intel Gets Serious About 5G Testing
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

Its 5G modem will arrive in the second half of 2017.

MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More
LRTV Interviews | 2/21/2017

Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.

Public Cloud Spending Will Hit $122B in 2017 – Report
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

Public cloud spending will increase nearly 25% this year, IDC reports, with most of that money going toward SaaS.

Eurobites: Zain Trials 'Advanced' 4.5G Tech
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica sells 40% of Telxius to investment group; OBS lands smart cities deal in Qatar; 3 enters the Matrixx; balloon goes up for EE.

Jio Piles Further Pressure Onto Indian Old Guard
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

The disruptive new entrant has announced details of new tariffs that have already had an impact on the share price of its biggest rival.

War of Words Escalates Between India's Jio & Airtel
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

India's biggest operator and its high-profile new entrant are battling fiercely for broadband market share.

MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms
LRTV Interviews | 2/20/2017

5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...

Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets
LRTV Interviews | 2/20/2017

Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.

The Global 5G Test Summit at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/20/2017

You'll probably hear a lot of 5G flannel in Barcelona this year – but the Global 5G Test Summit promises to get beyond the hype.

Assuring the Telco Cloud
Column | 2/20/2017

The systems and processes used for assuring networks services and business models will need to be updated to support telco cloud and virtualization strategies.

Salesforce Says Turn Your Head & Cough
News Analysis | 2/20/2017

Salesforce is rolling out new cloud services for healthcare providers.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Extends Smart Home Platform
News Analysis | 2/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction system; BlackBerry sues Nokia.

SoftBank, DT to Start Talks on Sprint, T-Mobile Merger – Report
News Analysis | 2/20/2017

Deutsche Telekom could end up as the controlling shareholder in a new-look business formed from the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, according to reports.

RSAC 2017 in 4 Words
News Analysis | 2/17/2017

The big news and trends from RSAC 2017 can be summed up in four key words: visibility, IoT, partnership and automation.

Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
Shades of Ray | 2/17/2017

Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.

VTR Taps ActiveVideo's Cloud Video Platform
News Analysis | 2/17/2017

Major South American cable operator leverages ActiveVideo's cloud-based video platform to boost VOD usage.

Sen. Schatz: No Big Infrastructure Bill Coming
News Analysis | 2/17/2017

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) warns the telecom industry not to hitch its wagon to a big infrastructure bill out of Congress.

A Solid First Step Toward Greater Broadband Deployment
Column | 2/17/2017

Private investment is essential if the US is to reach its broadband goals, particularly for connecting rural America, writes former Congressman Rick Boucher.

Arista Passes $1B in Sales
News Analysis | 2/17/2017

Facing competition from Cisco, Arista posted solid financial results for the fourth quarter, as well as for 2016.

HK Operators Slam Regulator Over 5G Spectrum Plans
News Analysis | 2/17/2017

Hong Kong's operators are worried they'll get left behind if the government sticks to its current spectrum allocation timetable.

Eurobites: Nokia Demos Drones for Instant LTE
News Analysis | 2/17/2017

Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ZTE in German tie-up.

YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming
LRTV Documentaries | 2/17/2017

Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.

Nice to See at Least One CSP Taking My Advice
Wagner’s Ring | 2/17/2017

Colt is focusing on connectivity. Other telcos should follow its good example.

WiCipedia: Fintech Flexibility, Snap Missteps & Women of Wearables
WiCipedia | 2/17/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Snap Inc. corrects equal pay snafu; fintech offers flexibility; an inspiring Google app; and more.

AT&T Waltzes Towards Massive MIMO
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

And just what constitutes massive MIMO, eh?

US Cellular to Spend $327M on 600MHz Spectrum
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

The operator revealed it had won licenses in the auction in an SEC filing.

AT&T Sees Chipsets Tied to Innovation Speed
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

Its second chipset collaboration -- this one with Broadcom -- is intended to influence the pace and direction of hardware innovation.

Hybrid Cloud Gains in Popularity, Survey Finds
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

RightScale's annual cloud report shows hybrid and public cloud deployments are gaining strength at the expense of private cloud.

TiVo Sees Some Headwinds Coming
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

While the TiVo-Rovi integration is progressing smoothly, the company expects lower hardware and content protection licensing sales in 2017, plus lower revenue from Comcast.

Cloudifying the Communications Network
Column | 2/16/2017

Operators want to take advantage of cloudification, but the communications network is not the data center so they need to bridge the gap between the network and the cloud.

Teoco Tunes Up Its Analytics Pitch With Strategic Acquisition
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

Teoco has acquired analytics specialist PreClarity for its Conductor platform, which is deployed with a number of major US cable operators.

Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.

Verizon Adds Drone Management Platform
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

Acquisition of Skyward lets network operator integrate key drone management functions into its IoT and wireless operations.

Broadcast OTT Services Start Scaling
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

HBO Now, CBS All Access and Showtime's OTT service all now boast about 1.5 million subscribers or more after two years of operation.

Dell Eyes Mid-Market With Hybrid Cloud Offering
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

Dell EMC is integrating its hybrid cloud platform to its VxRail appliance with an eye toward mid-market businesses.

Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
Shades of Ray | 2/16/2017

A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?

Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.

Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project
LRTV Documentaries | 2/16/2017

Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.

Cisco Q2 Earnings Show Company's Ongoing Transition
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

Cisco managed to beat the Street during its second quarter, but the company is still trying to move into a new direction.

Women in Tech Leadership Declining – Survey
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

Despite efforts being made, the number of women in executive and board positions is actually declining in 2017, according to a survey by Silicon Valley Bank.

Versa Adds IPv6 Support to SD-WAN Suite
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.

Metaswitch Eyes VoLTE With OpenCloud Buy
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

Combined company will have pure software VoLTE solution with platform for developing new services including mobile UC.

Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove
LRTV Documentaries | 2/15/2017

Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.

Eurobites: DT, Ericsson Slice 5G With SK Telecom
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat bird blasts off successfully; identity crisis at UK government; Proximus connects cars; Sky fills in notspots at new HQ.

Why IBM Is the Best Fit for Verizon's Enterprise Cloud Business
Shades of Ray | 2/15/2017

Verizon has struck a deal to offload its enterprise cloud services business, Light Reading has learned, and IBM looks like the best fit.

Always 'Just Around the Corner,' AI Finally Arrives
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

AI has perpetually been tomorrow's technology, but now it has arrived, bringing opportunities for enterprises, cloud providers and service providers, says Heavy Reading Analyst Steve Bell.

Comcast Teases X1 With Xfinity Stream
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

For those Comcast subscribers who can't get X1, there's Xfinity Stream.

Neela Jacques Leaving OpenDaylight
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

Executive director departs after four years to find his next big thing, will join Bain Capital.

T-Mobile CEO: M&A Coming but Not Quite Yet
Jonestown | 2/14/2017

T-Mobile is expecting telecoms acquisitions this year, as the content, cable, Internet and wireless industries collapse in on each other, but the operator said that it can continue to grow alone too.

IBM, VMware Cement Cloud Partnership
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

IBM will now distribute VMware's Cloud Foundation and other cloud products through channel partners.

IDT Drops $250M on GigPeak
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

With the acquisition, the company gets itself into the optical interconnect market, complementing its electrical and RF interconnect products.

Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.

Amazon Chime Targets Skype, WebEx
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

Amazon is offering its Chime UC products as an alternative to Skype and WebEx.

Is Magic Leap a Mirage of Misogyny & Deceit?
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

A lawsuit, filed by the well-funded startup's former VP of marketing, suggests it created a hostile work environment for women and used misleading marketing.

T-Mobile to Spend Up to $5.1B on LTE in 2017
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

T-Mobile rolls out more 700MHz LTE and plans thousands of small cells in 2017.

Riverbed Optimizing SD-WAN
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

New SteelHead box incorporates SteelConnect SD-WAN along with WAN optimization capabilities.

Verizon & Charter: No Sweet Valentines
Alantown | 2/14/2017

Two Wall Street analysts have now concluded that Verizon stands to gain much more from marrying Charter than vice versa.

Just Dirty
Brianiac | 2/14/2017

The test/assurance crowd is missing in action when it comes to testing orchestration software – but whose fault is that?

ADVA Flexes Software Muscles at Optical Layer
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

New optical network hypervisor allows flexible control of multivendor optical networking systems for ease of management and provisioning.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria Launches 'Digitalization' Unit
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone wants EE to share mast info; BT brings Symantec on board for managed security services; Queen endures cybersecurity spiel.

5 Things We Love for Women in Comms Now
Que Sera Sarah | 2/14/2017

In honor of Valentine's Day, WiC is highlighting five of the sites, companies, products, commercials and more related to women at work that we're digging this month.

Security Concerns Muddy Cloud Progress
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

A report from Intel finds that trust in cloud computing has increased, but there are plenty of security concerns and a lack of cybersecurity skills.

Oracle Beefs Up IoT Cloud
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Introduces new services to help enterprises monitor equipment, factories, fleets and employee movements.

So What Is 4.9G Anyway?
Jonestown | 2/13/2017

It's all about the Massive MIMO, folks!

Has AT&T ICE'ed VNF Onboarding?
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Network operator to release its approach to incubation, validation and collaboration on VNFs to open source this summer.

Huawei Puts Cloud, Video at Top of Its MWC Agenda
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Vendor is pushing video as a growth engine and launching multiple cloud-centric products at this year's MWC.

AT&T Going Gig in 50+ Metros
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

AT&T announced plans this morning to launch gigabit service over FTTH in five more US markets by month's end, increasing its reach to 51 metros.

Nokia Tests Verizon 5G
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Nokia says it is the first to test Verizon's 5G spec.

Eurobites: Nokia Promises '4.9G' in 2017
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research deal; Proximus taps Neustar for analytics.

Time to Invest in Virtual Reality?
Column | 2/13/2017

Is the current virtual reality customer experience equivalent to the significant investment?

Infinera Leaps on Year-End Respite
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Stock is up 27% as fourth-quarter financials beat expectations.

Networks, IT Guru Svärdh No Longer at Telia
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

The executive responsible for much of Telia's digital transformation, as well as investment in next-generation technologies, is understood to have left the Swedish operator in November.

OPNFV Nearing Commercial Deployment
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

In the wake of a successful plugfest at the end of 2016, a platform that can support commercial services can be expected relatively soon.

NASA Cloud Computing: Security Concerns Hover
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

The space agency's Office of Inspector General releases a report about NASA's bad cloud habits that are creating unnecessary risk.

CenturyLink Embraces OTT Video
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Signaling a video course change, the big US telco plans to launch an OTT service this year and 'de-emphasize' its Prism TV IPTV service.

RIP Twitter. It's Walking Dead
Wagner’s Ring | 2/10/2017

Not even Donald Trump can make Twitter profitable. Twitter is out of time to turn things around.

Eurobites: Nokia & 3 Go Cloud Native
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italian FTTH joint venture comes under competition scrutiny; Ericsson calls for security; MPs press for inquiry into Murdoch's Sky bid.

Nokia WINGs It With Global IoT Move
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Nokia's latest IoT move is another sign of its enterprise and service-provider ambitions.

WiCipedia: Debugging the Gap, GE's Gender Pledge & #ShePersisted
WiCipedia | 2/10/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: A new documentary about women who code comes to Netflix; GE's lofty goals; Elizabeth Warren stands for all women; and more.

IBM, Ericsson Unveil 28GHz 5G Antenna
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

The new antenna, made with a silicon-based process, signifies progress toward gigabit base stations and gateways in a 5G band favored by AT&T and Verizon.

Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2017

As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.

Snap Commits $1B to AWS
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

In addition to a $2 billion contract with Google's cloud, Snap is buying $1 billion worth of services from AWS.

Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
Shades of Ray | 2/9/2017

Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for euro 347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.

Forcepoint Boosts Cloud Security With Acquisition
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Forcepoint has bought Imperva's Skyfence business to bolster its cloud security portfolio.

Qwilt Opens Up at the Edge
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Qwilt's new Open Edge Cloud is the next evolution of its transparent caching technology for video delivery.

CenturyLink's Capex Axe to Fall on Infinera, Ciena – Analyst
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Spending cuts at CenturyLink could spell some misery for optical equipment makers, according to a leading analyst.

Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2017

SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.

Eurobites: Ofcom Lays Out the 5G Map
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel gets into analytics; Colt hooks up to Azure; Telefonica makes friends in Iceland; Nokia sells G.fast in Japan.

Nokia's Buying Comptel: What the Analysts Say
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

**UPDATED** What do industry analysts think of Nokia's bid to buy fellow Finnish vendor Comptel for euro 347 million?

What Does Vodafone-Idea Merger Mean for India's Telecom Industry?
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

A tie-up between Vodafone and Idea could herald cost savings and put more pressure on current market leader Bharti Airtel.

Intel Creates Jobs From Inside the Oval Office
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Intel CEO Brian Kzranich visited the White House to announce his company would drop $7B to fill out the dormant shell of Fab 42, creating 3,000 jobs, and giving the new Prez something to crow about.

Nokia Eyes Bigger Software Role With €347M Comptel Bid
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Finnish vendor says takeover of OSS specialist forms a critical part of strategic plans to develop a standalone software business.

Getting Up to Speed on Microservices
Column | 2/9/2017

With flexibility and speed becoming increasingly important in service development, microservice capabilities are attracting increasing attention.

Microsoft Azure Offers Patent Troll Protection
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Microsoft is offering customers access to the company's IP to fight patent trolls through a program called Azure IP Advantage.

Evernote Gives Itself High Fives, Completes Migration to Google Cloud
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

The note-taking service migrated more than 4 petabytes of data from its own data centers to the public cloud.

Machine Learning at Heart of Security M&A Splurge
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Four acquisitions in a week all point to the growing importance of machine learning for major security system vendors.

New CableLabs Optical Tech Promises Big Bandwidth Boost
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Early CableLabs tests of coherent optics for the access network are producing speeds above 2 terabits per second.

Facebook Steps Up Its Paid Leave Policies
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Employees will get 20 days to grieve the loss of an immediate family member, three days off to care for a sick family member and more.

Rackspace Cutting 6% of US Workforce
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Facing a slowdown in some of its business units, Rackspace is cutting about 6% of its US workforce.

SoftBank's Son & Trump: Marriage of Expedience
Morris Lore | 2/8/2017

The Japanese tycoon hints at favorable regulatory changes in the US market, but will he ultimately rue his chummy relationship with Trump?

Eurobites: Russia's MTS Plots Fiber Upgrade for 5G
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: New EU rules on online content access; Swisscom feels the heat; Inmarsat and Actility talk IoT; 5G and energy grids.

Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 2/8/2017

Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.

Workday Delivers Amazon as Latest Customer
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Workday scored a major cloud victory by picking up Amazon as its latest customer for its Human Capital Management software.

Casa Backs Cable's Entry Into Wireless
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Casa Systems is showing off a virtualized fixed-mobile convergence solution for cable operators seeking to deploy WiFi-First and other wireless services.

Twitter Loses Its Head of Diversity & HR
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Latest high-profile exec exits don't bode well for the social network's diversity efforts, as it also struggles to make money, attract new users and combat abuse online.

IBM Launches Dubai Blockchain Deal With du
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Initiative aims to use blockchain to keep track of finances and logistics for import and re-export of goods and services into the busy port city.

VCs, Investors Raise Concern About Trump Travel Ban
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

A group of 200 tech investors, venture capitalists and startups have signed a letter to raise concerns about President Trump's executive order that restricts travel to the US.

Google, Nokia & Qualcomm Racing Towards 3.5GHz
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

The trio unveil VR mobile streaming tests for CBRS tech at 180mph at Vegas speedway.

CenturyLink: Kill Complexity to Speed NFV
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Using its own internal software development team acquired with the Active Broadband buy, CenturyLink is doing a third-gen version built for speed.

Sprint to Be 1st in US With Massive MIMO?
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

64x64 MIMO for 2.4GHz networks likely to arrive in 2017.

Playing Politics at the FCC
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Rancor at the FCC isn't fading with new leadership in place.

Telco Suppliers Join Trump Opposition, but Network Operators Remain Silent
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

A total of 127 technology companies, including some of the biggest in the US, have signed a document opposing Trump's travel ban, but there's no sign of the major telcos.

Eurobites: BT Defends Android in EU Battle
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson plays part in connected car breakthrough; Allot revenues slide in Q4; Coriant lands South African deal; OBS goes to sea.

ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'
LRTV Documentaries | 2/7/2017

Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.

Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 2/7/2017

Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major Internet sites.

3 to Bag 5G Spectrum With £300M UK Broadband Move
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

The takeover should help the smallest of the UK's four mobile network operators to address its spectrum shortcomings.

Juniper Co-Founder Sindhu Steps Back
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Juniper co-founder Pradeep Sindhu says he's stepping aside as CTO to focus on his position as CEO of a new startup, Fungible, which is working on cloud data centers.

Research Nudges Terabit Wireless Speeds, but What's the Range?
Jonestown | 2/6/2017

Researchers at the University of Hiroshima claim a transmitter system delivered 105 Gbit/s over a single 300GHz channel.

Telcos Tight-Lipped on Trump Travel Ban as Tech Titans Take Fire
Morris Lore | 2/6/2017

Telcos hope that playing nicely with the Donald will bring rewards, but they may ultimately regret his regime.

Stratoscale Acquires DBaaS Startup Tesora
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

The acquisition allows Stratoscale to add database cloud services to its portfolio.

Nagra, Altice Unlock TV Security Market in US
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Cable content protection will never be the same.

Eurobites: Equinix Splashes Out in Slough
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC in the doldrums; fiber for Namur; ADVA targets climate change; UK boards lack IT expertise.

ZeroStack Launches 'Self-Driving Cloud'
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.

Telecom Italia Renaissance Gathers Pace
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Italian incumbent brings a long period of domestic decline to an end and looks forward to continued growth.

Can We Outrun the AI Job-Apocalypse?
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2017

While some experts predict AI will take all the jobs, others say technology creates more jobs than it destroys.

Will AI Create More Jobs Than It Destroys?
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Artificial intelligence will create new categories of work even as it destroys others, say advocates. But not everybody's so sure of a bright AI future.

Coriant Cuts Jobs, Up to 100 Staff Impacted
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Optical vendor appears to have reduced its headcount again but this time by a significant number.

Snap Pays $2B for Google Cloud Services
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Snap's IPO filing shows that the company is placing its faith, and dollars, in Google's cloud services.

Cox Picks Arris, Netgear for Next-Gen WiFi
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Cox isn't licensing the new Comcast digital home solution to power its premium Panoramic WiFi service. At least not yet.

TIA Rebuilds After Belcher Bust-Up
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

The TIA is adding to its exec ranks but is still looking for a new CEO after it ousted Scott Belcher.

AWS Maintains Its Public Cloud Dominance
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

A new Synergy Research report shows that AWS still dominates the public cloud space, with Microsoft, Google and IBM fighting for second place.

Snapchat's IPO Filing Reveals $500M Loss
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

The latest dotcom darling could be valued at up to $25 billion, but there are big concerns about its business model.

Eurobites: UK Govt 'Chaotic' on Cybersecurity – MPs
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus digitizes Antwerp's port; BT seeks cybersecurity innovation; Telecom Italia signs movies deal.

Can SK Telecom Write a New Telco Growth Story?
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

The South Korean operator is under pressure to show there is money to be made from technology diversification.

WiCipedia: Gaming the System, Bros Not Wanted & Be the Next Jane Bond
WiCipedia | 2/3/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT jobs for women; Super Bowl ads get less sexist; bye bye brogrammers; and more.

AWS Growth Slows, But Amazon's Still Killing It in Cloud
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Revenue growth slowed to 47% year-over-year in Q4 2016, from 69% year-over-year in the year-ago quarter. But who wouldn't like 47% revenue growth?

5 Technologies Making 5G NR a Reality
Column | 2/2/2017

Qualcomm runs down some of the technologies that will evolve into the 5G radio standard.

Google Cloud Targets Microsoft Users
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Google is targeting Microsoft users by offering additional support for Windows Server and SQL Server, including disaster recovery.

Facebook's Video Future Still Hazy
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

What does Facebook want to be when it grows up?

Verizon on Verge of Enterprise Cloud Sale – Source
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Verizon traveled a rocky road in enterprise cloud and has struck a deal to sell its business, Light Reading believes.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!

Nokia's Suri Promises IP Routing Innovation
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Finnish vendor is getting ready to introduce a next-generation IP routing product as part of its push into 'adjacent' vertical markets.

Will ECOMP Be the Alpha MANO?
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Formal launch of ECOMP in open source is chance to tout its advantages, but are they enough to unite the telecom industry?

HPE Acquires Security Analytics Startup Niara
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

HPE's acquisition of behavioral and security analytics startup Niara is its third acquisition of 2017.

AT&T Preps 4.5G Cities, 5G Testbeds
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Operator says it will have 1Gbit/s downloads in some places in 2017.

Nokia's Efforts to Lead in Security
Column | 2/2/2017

Nokia is maintaining its strategic emphasis on network security and may have some plausible claims to be ahead of its major vendor rivals – but it still has a lot of questions to answer.

VMware Beefs Up Its NSX Virtual Networking
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Fresh off a solid financial quarter, VMware is updating its virtual networking technology.

Eurobites: Telenor Treads Water in Q4
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo lands in Sicily; Sky and Discovery settle their differences; mobile research revealed; some better news for refugees.

Vodafone Sales Hit by Price Pressure in India, UK
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Service provider says full-year earnings will be at the lower end of previously issued guidance because of difficulties in two key markets.

Nokia Upbeat on Turnaround Despite Sales Decline
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Finnish vendor heralds good progress on cost savings and the implementation of its new strategy.

Could Trump Give a Boost to German Broadband?
Morris Lore | 2/1/2017

A deal involving T-Mobile could help Deutsche Telekom to fund broadband improvements in its heartlands.

AT&T Buys FiberTower for 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Ma Bell gets 39GHz spectrum that can be used for 5G tests and possible next-gen services in the future.

AT&T Takes 'Different Approach' With 5G, ECOMP, Big Data
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

'Different' approach is built on being more open and engaging with customers, vendors and partners.

NY State Sues Charter for Broadband Fraud
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

New York AG claims Charter isn't providing the broadband speeds that subscribers are paying for.

Verizon Completes XO Fiber Buy; 5G Stage Set
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Verizon has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of XO's fiber business, setting the stage for 5G.

China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos
LRTV Documentaries | 2/1/2017

Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.

Cisco Report: They're Coming for Your Servers
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Cisco's Annual Cybersecurity Report 2017 said that organizations suffered serious cybersecurity losses in 2016 – and the bad guys are coming for your server in 2017.

Can KPN Complete a Turnaround?
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Dutch incumbent believes it is nearing the end of the long road to financial stability and if the coming year provides further proof points then it might be an attractive takeover target.

Apple Predicts Services Boom as Sales Rise
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

iPhone maker forecasts a doubling in the size of its services business in the next four years but is increasingly dependent on the iPhone.

Eurobites: Telia Buys Into Smart City Future
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dido Harding steps down at TalkTalk; wholesale roaming caps finally agreed; Sky moves content closer with Nokia's Velocix; Hitler's phone up for auction.

Cisco Tetration Analytics Tightens Security
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Cisco is adding a set of security policy features to its Tetration analytics platform to help the IT department keep better tabs on applications within a cloud or data center.

BT Bulks Up Openreach Board to Appease Ofcom
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

UK fixed-line incumbent is trying to ward off calls for its dismemberment amid a financial crisis.

AT&T Looks to Trials for AirGig
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Utilities trials are coming for the sorta 5Gish powerline technology, AT&T says.

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