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Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2017  |  3 comments
Swedish vendor racks up massive loss and says new profitability criteria in the managed services area will wipe 4% off revenues in 2019.
Utility Poles Pose Problems for 5G & More
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
New ideas surfaced at the FCC's first Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee meeting for solving the industry's pole attachment problem and accelerating broadband deployments.
First Year TIPs the Scale Toward Success
The Pediatrician  | 
4/24/2017  |  6 comments
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has had a successful first year, and its members are making their presence felt in Light Reading's Virtuapedia.
Why Evernote Picked Google Cloud Over Amazon
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2017  |  20 comments
The answer comes down to five little words.
Slideshow: DockerCon Descends on Austin
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2017  |  7 comments
Stickers, swingsets and sweeeet doughnuts: DockerCon 2017 in Austin was way too much fun.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists 2017: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2017  |  1 comment
This year's finalist list includes female founders, CEOs and women deeply entrenched in the technologies that are defining the future of communications.
Eurobites: BT Claims Victimhood in Italian Accounting Case
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's six steps to the smart city; eir in TV sport play to mobile users; 3 has a bad weekend; more scary stuff about cybercrime.
New TV Standard Turns on Broadcasters
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
A new survey highlights the optimism among US broadcasters about the next-gen TV transmission standard, as well as their lack of knowledge and concerns about the new tech standard.
Tele2's Shares Soar on Strong Q1
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator reports impressive growth in sales and profits thanks partly to takeover activity.
China's Telcos Eye Life After 4G
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  1 comment
China's operators are thriving in the consumer market for 4G services. Can they carry that success into new areas as 4G growth slows?
Storage Now Driving New Cloud Pricing Fight: Report
Scott Ferguson  | 
4/21/2017  |  17 comments
Pressure from AWS, Microsoft, Google and IBM is starting to push the price of object storage down, creating a new wrinkle in the cloud pricing wars, according to a new report.
Cable-Powered Wireless Faces Tech Hurdles
Column  | 
4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The technical challenges of going wireless aren't small.
Eurobites: T-Mobile Gets All-Clear on 'Data-Free' Music Streaming
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify renews deal with indie labels; Orange Belgium's Q1; Virgin gives it some Voom; Finland's epic coffee fail.
Orange to Bring Virtual LiveBox to France in 2018
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shifting intelligence deeper into the network and using dumber boxes will lead to service benefits for customers, says Orange CEO.
Mirantis Pivots as OpenStack Loses 'Wow Factor'
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  5 comments
The company formerly known as the 'pure-play OpenStack company' now embraces Kubernetes – and a new slogan.
WiCipedia: Pinkification of Tech & Australia's Diversity Endeavor
WiCipedia  | 
4/21/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Australia focuses on diversity needs; pinkification of tech discourages girls; Women in Comms' biggest event of the year is just around the corner; and more.
IHG Hack Hit Hospitality Guests in the Wallet
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  4 comments
Malware on IHG servers sent credit card info to stay with thieves.
Pai Picks Up Deregulatory Pace
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  4 comments
Under the leadership of its new Republican chairman, the FCC has approved broad deregulation of the business data market and effectively loosened limits on TV station ownership.
Verizon Ekes Out Fios Revenue Gains
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  1 comment
Despite the loss of 13,000 video subscribers, the big US telco sees overall Fios revenues climb 4.7% on a year-over-year basis in Q1.
Verizon Fixates on 'Future' Network, as It Loses Subs, Revenue
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  4 comments
Verizon lost 307,000 postpaid customers in Q1, but says it is building out for the long term and stands by its 2017 capex projection.
Vodafone Egypt Virtualizes Analytics With Procera
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile operator uses PacketLogic virtual solution to identify user and application to deliver the right bandwidth in real time.
Orange Adds Voice to Growing Chorus of Digital Assistants
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  1 comment
French incumbent will unleash a voice assistant called Djingo in early 2018. Could a similar offering from Deutsche Telekom be in the works?
Special Report: Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs Rocking the Cloud Market
Scott Ferguson  | 
4/20/2017  |  4 comments
A series of mergers and acquisitions, along with several IPOs, have changed the cloud market in 2017. An Enterprise Cloud News special report helps you make sense of these changes.
Windstream Redefines Continuity for the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  1 comment
New packaged solution uses diverse access, including fixed broadband wireless, along with backup power, diverse routers and transport.
Cable, Telecoms Spend Millions to Fete Trump
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  2 comments
And AT&T tops the list.
Emerson Looks to Secure HR Data in the Cloud
Scott Ferguson  | 
4/20/2017  |  6 comments
With some 110,000 employees across the globe, Emerson's human resources department has a lot of data to secure. With cloud plans in place, the company believes the technology can offer a secure platform.
Orange Plans Bank Raid With AI, Digital Weapons
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  1 comment
Orange is set to launch a banking service this July that will take advantage of artificial intelligence and other digital capabilities.
Eurobites: Orange Bank Is Open for Business
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom issues duct-and-pole proposals; KPN invests in smart home system; Sky revenue up, but profit down; Liquid Telecom links up with Intelsat.
Amazon's Jassy Throws Punches at Oracle
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2017  |  3 comments
Hits the enterprise software vendor on lock-in and portability.
Time for a Telecom Reboot
From the Founder  | 
4/19/2017  |  45 comments
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
AWS CTO Unleashes Torrent of Developer Features
Scott Ferguson  | 
4/19/2017  |  3 comments
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels unveiled several new developer features for company's public cloud at this week's AWS Summit in San Francisco.
Unlicensed: It's What's Next for US Mobile Operators
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2017  |  4 comments
The three largest mobile operators are eyeing unlicensed 3.5GHz and 5GHz bands to boost 4G capacity, as compatible devices start to come to market.
Three Ways for CSPs to Upgrade OSS/BSS
Column  | 
4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
As new ambitions demand next-gen support, IBB has identified three primary ways that CSPs can upgrade their OSS/BSS systems to deliver that support.
Riverbed Buys Xirrus to Bolster SD-WAN Offering
Scott Ferguson  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Riverbed is acquiring cloud WiFi provider Xirrus in a deal that will bolster Riverbed's SD-WAN SteelConnect offering.
Docker Will Retrofit Old Enterprise Apps
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Docker is showing off a new service that helps businesses move old apps to containers in less than a week.
Oracle Acquires Moat for Cloud Analytics
Scott Ferguson  | 
4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Oracle has acquired media analytics specialist Moat, which will add new capabilities to the company's Data Cloud offering.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
Ingenu Seeks Funding to Support Growth
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
IoT specialist changes its tune on fundraising in the face of growing demand and says tie-ups with cellular operators are in the pipeline.
Verizon's Fiber Spend Won't End With Corning
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon needs a lot of fiber for future 5G rollouts, which leads to the age-old question: build it or buy it?
Eurobites: Vivendi Fights Back After Italian Rebuff
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson virtualizes video processing; Swisscom promotes mobile multi-tasking; OBS goes into the fitting room.
Nokia Gives 5G Hype a Good Dousing
Morris Lore  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
New 5G study findings from the Finnish vendor could unintentionally fuel doubts about the 5G business case.
Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
Legacy Business Still Dragging IBM Down
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2017  |  4 comments
Non-cloud legacy business down, cloud and other 'strategic imperatives' up – same song IBM sings every quarter since it seems like forever.
Verizon CEO Comments Feed Merger Frenzy
Rewired  | 
4/18/2017  |  5 comments
Lowell McAdam says cable merger no longer seems likely but is still open to other ideas – like a Comcast merger.
Netflix Nears Big Milestones
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2017  |  1 comment
With its latest subscriber gains, Netflix is approaching both the 100 million subscriber mark and the point where it will have more international customers than US customers for the first time.
Docker Wants You to Customize the Ecosystem
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
New Docker projects let developers build their own Linux OS and customize their own container ecosystems.
Eurobites: Nokia Tests 10G XGS-PON in Finland
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and Virgin Media consider advertising tie-up; Telefónica uses Huawei's SOCs; Google placates Russians; UK cybersecurity failings.
Crown Castle Adds Fiber Muscle With $600M Wilcon Buy
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Towerco's latest takeover move shows it is banking on the growing appetite for small cell technologies with the rollout of 5G services.
How Evernote Made the Transition to Google Cloud – Find Out Thursday
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
At Enterprise Cloud News's inaugural webinar, you can find out how the information service made the journey from its own data center to Google Cloud.
VMware Damns OpenStack With Faint Praise
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2017  |  4 comments
The open source cloud platform is losing momentum but is still useful, says Guido Appenzeller, VMware CTO for cloud and networking.
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