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AT&T Wants a Mobile 5G Test in Burbank
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

Ma Bell wants to show off 5G tech at its SHAPE conference this year.

Ticketmaster Network Guy Sings 'The Public Cloud Song' – Really
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

Network engineers are often musicians, says Ticketmaster principal architect Francis Arigo, and he demonstrated it by opening his keynote at Open Networking Summit with a song about the public cloud.

Watch Out Telcos, There's a New Muni Broadband Wave on the Horizon
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

And it's all because of smart cities.

Levine on MassComm Acquisition: 'This is Not the Windstream of the Past'
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

Windstream's Layne Levine addresses the recent $37.5 million acquisition of MassComm, and Windstream's plans for a 'very acquisitive' year.

WiCipedia: Parental Leave Pressure & Canning Cultural Fit
WiCipedia | 3/30/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Parental leave is pressurized; the only woman in the room sees all; getting rid of cultural fit; and more.

Startup Zededa Targets Cloud-Native Edge
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

Company comes out of stealth mode with prototype compute platform for drones, light posts, gateways and more that promises security.

Ticketmaster: 'Self-Inflicted DDoS' Is Our Business
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

Ticketmaster looked to hybrid cloud to meet extreme demand bursts brought by its business model, says Ticketmaster principal architect Francis Arigo, who literally sang a song about the subject.

Arris Sees More Gold in Next-Gen Tech
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

In their annual Investor Day conference, Arris executives extol opportunities in DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, DAA, advanced WiFi, CBRS and other next-gen wireline and wireless gear while playing up more M&A prospects.

VMware Upgrades vRealize for 'Self-Driving' Cloud Operations
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

vRealize update lets cloud operators optimize to meet service-level agreements, maximize performance or save money.

CenturyLink to Open Source NFVi Orchestrator
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

Network operator took service logic from ONAP and repackaged it, now preparing to upstream what it developed.

Microsoft Pushes Cloud & AI Even Harder
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

Top management musical chairs leaves cloud and AI even more ascendant than it was before.

Sigfox Poised to Get €40M Funding Prop – Sources
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

Funding could help to keep the French IoT maker afloat as it wrestles with commercial challenges on several fronts.

Docker Co-Founder Hykes Takes a Hike
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

Solomon Hykes is stepping down to make room for an enterprise-focused CTO, after co-founding the container management company a decade ago.

Cox's Hicks: How Not to Skin Your Shins With Virtualization
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

Cox Communications' David Hicks explains where the MSO has focused its virtualization efforts, and lessons learned along the way.

Plantronics to Buy Polycom in $2B Deal
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

The combination will bring together two unified communications players with a strong presence in the Microsoft ecosystem.

Eurobites: Orange Belgium Eyes Voo Merger
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia connects Poland's rail network; BT cuts prices for landline-only customers; Ericsson under pressure to cut costs faster.

Cisco Bows to Carrier Demand for Software Outside the Box
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

In a radical move, the world's biggest maker of Internet switches and routers will start selling its service provider software on a standalone basis.

VMware Buys E8 for Endpoint Security
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

E8 technology will become part of VMware's Workspace One platform.

Uber: 'Infrastructure as Code' Drives Growth
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

Uber depends on its network to stay in business, and uses homegrown software and automation to keep it running optimally, says Justin Dustzadeh, Uber's head of global network and software platform.

Arris Hangs Hat on CBRS
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

But can Arris be sure that FCC will support localized spectrum plans yet?

Open Source Zeroes In on the Edge
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

Multiple open source initiatives are looking at what it takes to put clouds at the network edge.

Orchestration Newcomer Inmanta Eyes Funding Round in 2018
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

A Belgium startup with academic roots is starting to make waves in the market for management and network orchestration.

Windstream Buys MASS Communications for $37.5M
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

Windstream has acquired CLEC MASS Communications in a $37.5 million all-cash deal.

The Reality of VR Video @ 2018 NAB Show
LRTV Documentaries | 3/28/2018

Join Light Reading on April 9 at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas for a FREE VR Video breakfast workshop, where we address the state of VR video, the technology opportunities/challenges and the path ahead.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Sets Fixed-Line Spin-Off in Motion
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky strikes fiber deal in Italy; Ofcom rules on ducts, poles and more; roaming subscriptions in the EU; Orange news.

Google Debuts App Performance Optimization for Microservices
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

Google debuts Stackdriver tools for application performance optimization, while reminding everyone that it pioneered hypercloud and microservices and invented Kubernetes, like Google was ever going to let us forget that.

Join Tier 1 Experts at Automation Everywhere
LRTV Documentaries | 3/28/2018

Want to know how major players such as Verizon, CenturyLink, Telstra, Windstream, PCCW Global and EdgeConneX are advancing their process automation strategies? Then get yourself to the Automation Everywhere event in Dallas on April 4.

Small Cell Forum CEO: Women on Boards Set the Tone
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 3/28/2018

Female representation on company boards can set the tone for company culture and help companies perform better, says Small Cell Forum CEO.

Verizon Talks Up Private Core as AT&T Launches FirstNet
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

Verizon thinks it can get public safety business even as 50 states have opted in to FirstNet.

Can Automation Fix Oracle's Cloud Mojo?
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

Oracle releases the next iteration of its autonomous cloud database as cloud revenue growth slows (but it's still growing fast).

LF Networking Gets Ambitious About Open Harmonization
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Expansion into AI, network operating systems for white box and edge computing are built into efforts to collaborate more across industry groups.

DANOS Fuels AT&T's White Box Binge
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Operator announces 60,000 white boxes will be deployed using DANOS, a new open source OS built on AT&T seed code.

LFN: Open Source $11B Vendor Opportunity
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

A white paper, funded by Linux Foundation, finds major opportunities for vendors in orchestration and edge technologies over next five years.

Progress, Opportunities Still Abound in Tech
Column | 3/27/2018

It's easy to get caught up in the negative side of the tech sector, but don't forget we're making some progress with equality as well.

Is Atlanta the Next 5G Market for Verizon?
Jonestown | 3/27/2018

Verizon is undertaking more fixed wireless 5G tests in Atlanta and Sacramento.

Why You Need to Join Me in Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray | 3/27/2018

Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.

Looking to the Future With ON2020: An OFC Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/27/2018

The ON2020 panel at this year's OFC provided insight into the challenges faced by network operators and the technologies that will be required in future optical networks.

Eurobites: Proximus Snaps Up Managed Security Specialist
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom goes large on FTTH; Hrvatski Telekom gets symmetrical in Croatia; Facebook faces European flak.

DT, Facebook Back German Startups to Disrupt Networks Biz
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Three German startups have been asked to join a new German facility backed by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook and TIP.

Kinetic Edge Powers Flying Robots
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

It's a bird, it's a plane...

Why Shaw's BlueSky TV Didn't 'Wipe Out'
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Shaw's Carol Santerre explains the challenges and lessons learned in deploying the MSO's new BlueSky TV service.

Sistema Bids for RCom's Remaining Assets – Report
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Russia's Sistema has reportedly emerged as the leading bidder for what remains of Reliance Communications.

Enterprise Workflow Automation Provider Smartsheet Joins IPO Parade
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Looking to raise up to $100 million to automate enterprise workflows and team collaborations.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Information Overload
LRTV Documentaries | 3/27/2018

This week: Cambridge Analytica, 5G and Vodafone. Oh, and Star Wars.

VEON CEO Quits Amid Investor Gloom
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Chairwoman Ursula Burns will step into the CEO role until a permanent replacement for Jean-Yves Charlier can be found.

AT&T's Anschutz: ONF Shift Is More About Culture Than Technology
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

AT&T exec encourages ONF Vision Summit attendees to focus on changing the process and making operators more responsible for what happens.

AT&T Preps White Box Routers for 5G
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

AT&T looks to expand its white box router approach to macro sites and small cells for 5G.

Facebook: The Sick Man of Silicon Valley
Morris Lore | 3/27/2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal caps a bad period for the social network. Bouncing back will not be straightforward.

OpenStack & NFV Help Drive Red Hat Growth
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Red Hat topped a $3 billion annual run rate in its fourth fiscal quarter, driven by cloud and digital transformation, the company says.

Graphene: The Future of the Telecommunications Industry?
LRTV Documentaries | 3/26/2018

Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in an hexagonal lattice. Its unique properties make it the most exciting tech material of the future. At MWC 2018, Light Reading went for a tour of the Graphene pavilion, looking at the wonder material and its applications for the telecommunication industry.

FCC Eyes USF Funds Ban for Chinese Vendors
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Huawei and ZTE potentially face further network national security concens in the US.

Linux Foundation Injects Open Source Into AI
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Open source organization launches a Deep Learning Foundation to accelerate the market for artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning use cases.

Telefónica Tests Ambitious New Wireless Tech
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Successful trial with Cohere Technologies could have an impact on 5G development.

ONF Operators Take Charge of Edge SDN
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

New strategic initiative led by eight major operators will spell out for vendors exactly how operators want new open networks to be built.

Trump Bill Paves Way for US 5G Spectrum Auction Later in 2018
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Initial mmWave auction is now on track for November.

Disaggregating the Broadband Access Network
News from Huawei | 3/26/2018

Work to disaggregate the BNG is on the right track and aligns well with network operator goals.

Forman Pioneers a Path Forward for Women Returning to Work
Mentor Monday | 3/26/2018

Tami Forman, executive director of Path Forward, shares how the nonprofit is helping women who have taken a career break return to the workforce at companies such as Verizon.

How Can Cable Stay #WOKE?
LRTV Interviews | 3/26/2018

Light Reading's Alan Breznick shares LIT millennial insights on the cable world.

Eurobites: Ericsson Seeks to Energize 5G 'Network Evolution'
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global abandons acquisition of Multimedia Polska; Telecom Italia does mobile money; BT downgraded by Moody's; EU still on Google's case.

Sigfox Cloud Boss Fired Amid OSS Problems – Sources
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

The exodus of senior managers continues at the French IoT player with the departure of cloud boss Philippe Imoucha, according to sources.

Pivotal & Dropbox: A Tale of 2 Cloud IPOs
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Pivotal and Dropbox don't have much in common, other than being two cloud IPOs linked together in time on Friday.

TM Forum Brings Open APIs to Linux Partnership
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Formal collaboration means 50-plus REST-based APIs will be available for use by open source projects under Apache 2.0 licenses.

FCC Mulls Opening Up 4.9GHz for 5G, Robots & Drones
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

Could an underused public safety band become a new 5G spectrum source?

Best Buy to Drop Huawei in Another Blow to US Ambitions – Report
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

Best Buy is said to be following AT&T and Verizon in dropping Huawei phones in the US.

The Zero-Person Network Operations Center Is Here (in Finland)
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

The network operations center run by Finland's Elisa is not the place to go for a good chat.

Comcast: New DAA Nodes to Be FDX-Capable
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

Comcast is expecting to be able to upgrade new DAA nodes via software to support Full Duplex DOCSIS.

FCC Trims Small Cell Reviews, AT&T Cheers
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

The FCC vote Thursday went 3-2 in favor of streamlined rules.

WiC: Redrawing the Line for Sexual Harassment
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

Women in Comms panelists discuss first-hand experiences with sexual harassment and unconscious bias in the workplace, and solutions to changing company culture.

Telefónica Starts Hunt for OSM Integrator Amid Open Source Doubts
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

Spanish operator has begun the search for an OSM integrator amid ongoing doubts about the attractions of open source technology.

Eurobites: Turmoil at Telecom Italia Continues as 8 Board Members Resign
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU warns US on data controls; UK broadband providers come up short; how clean is your USB stick?

WiCipedia: Dongles, SXSW & Marital Status Bias
WiCipedia | 3/23/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: SXSW focuses on gender equality; Globacom has ugly firing snafu; is SF over?; and more.

IBM Faces Age Discrimination Accusations
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

A ProPublica investigation alleges that IBM slashed its US workforce with cuts that fell more heavily on older workers and protected younger workers.

You Need Another 48 Hours to Enter the Leading Lights Awards? OK Then...
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Stress ye not… The deadline for Leading Lights submissions has been edged out another two working days to Tuesday, March 27.

FCC Vote Could Cut 5G Small Cell Deployment Costs for US Operators
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

FCC wants to strip away federal environmental and historical reviews for small cells to smooth 5G deployments.

Retail to Lead Cognitive/AI Spending
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

The retail sector will spend $3.4 billion this year on AI use cases, including automated customer service agents and more, according to a report from IDC.

Automating SD-WAN Lets Telus Be More Like 'Bob'
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Automation enables Telus to offer a self-service portal and tools that mid-market customers can use to get better overall customer experience.

Telefónica in edge talks with Amazon Greengrass
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Spanish operator reveals it has been in discussions with Amazon about a new project to automate its central offices and give them more processing capabilities.

Snapshot: Cable Access, a Market in Transition
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

There's no question that cable operators are moving forward with distributed access architecture strategies, but just what those DAA deployments will look like is a little less clear.

Edge Computing for Mobile Operators: Revenue Opportunity or Defensive Necessity?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/22/2018

Mobile operators should expect to see competition from global players and startups in the mobile edge computing (MEC) market over the next two years.

Shaw's Stevens: Triple Play Isn't Dead, the Game Is Changing
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Shaw's Dennis Stevens says cable operators need to rethink their approach to triple play, factoring in new applications and changing customer demand.

Google Straps On Cloud Armor
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Google says it introduced 20 security enhancements to both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite, with many focused on improved transparency and control.

3GPP Preps Machine Learning in 5G Core
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

The standards group is working on a function that could help operators to monitor network slicing and application performance.

OrbTV: Telefonica's Elizondo Unpacks Progress on UNICA
LRTV Interviews | 3/22/2018

Antonio Elizondo, head of Network Virtualization Strategy and Technology at Telefonica, provides an update on progress for the UNICA initiative -- Telefonica's virtualization program.

Eurobites: Proximus Sinks More Money Into Speed-Boosting Startup Tessares
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Peterborough next on Vodafone/CityFibre's FTTP hitlist; Telecom Italia considers IPO for planned fixed-line unit; visualizing 5G.

Cable Next-Gen Day One Update!
LRTV Documentaries | 3/21/2018

Take an exclusive sneak peak at the red hot Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies event in Denver.

Telefónica to Hit Gas on Automation With 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 3/21/2018

Spanish operator outlines plans to ramp up investments in artificial intelligence while blasting vendors for continuing to develop 'closed' technologies.

HR: Cable Dominates US Broadband
News Analysis | 3/21/2018

MSOs already have almost a two-thirds share of the market and are likely to increase that lead despite telco gigabit deployments.

Is vRAN Still Too Hot to Handle?
News Analysis | 3/21/2018

The industry needs to work on persuading operators that virtualizing the radio access network is manageable and beneficial.

Telenor Offloads Its CEE Unit for €2.8B
News Analysis | 3/21/2018

Telenor retreats from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with the sale of operations in four markets to private equity firm PPF, which already has telecom assets in the region.

EY Leader Talks Customer Centricity, Culture & Comfort
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 3/21/2018

Technology is the easy part of transformation, Ernst & Young Partner Janet Balis tells Light Reading. Coexistence, culture, diversity, inclusion and a sense of purpose also play a critical role.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Team Up on Big Data
News Analysis | 3/21/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia recruits new chief commercial officer; Sunrise said to be in talks with Liberty Global over potential JV; Net Insight seeks new CEO.

Analyzing Adtran's Latest Move Into Cable
News Analysis | 3/21/2018

Adtran is buying its way further into the cable access market.

Salesforce Looks to Set Legacy Free With $6.5B MuleSoft Buy
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

MuleSoft provides a platform to integrate information across all channels, particularly legacy systems, which Salesforce sees as highly useful for enterprises to improve customer experience.

Salesforce Scoops MuleSoft for $6.5B
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

Salesforce will use MuleSoft to power the Salesforce Integration Cloud, allowing enterprises to use any data, regardless of where it resides, for personalized customer experiences.

Will Salesforce Splash $6B+ for MuleSoft?
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

Deal would extend Salesforce into API management.

IBM & Apple Partner on AI & Cloud
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

The two companies are bringing AI and cloud to Apple devices.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smart Moans
LRTV Documentaries | 3/20/2018

This week: Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, smart homes and, much more importantly, the smart pub.

Siemens Goes All-In on Orange SD-WAN
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

Global electronics and energy company inks six-year deal for global SD-WAN linking 1,500 sites in 94 countries.

Intraway Partners to Wow WOW
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

OSS-BSS vendors wins orchestration deal after months of strategic partnership and planning for a more automated future.

Mobile Communications Help Create Virtuous Circle in Africa
News from Huawei | 3/20/2018

Closing the digital divide in Africa is a primary goal for stakeholders from operators to governments to NGOs.

Eurobites: Cambridge Analytica Feels the Heat
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom kicks off 5G spectrum auction; Salt shakes things up in Switzerland; EU WiFi scheme is go!

CenturyLink's McBride – 'The Secret Sauce Is Automation'
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

At Light Reading's Automation Everywhere event, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride will explain how automation is central to actualizing network virtualization during his keynote address.

Comcast, Cox Go Big on IoT, Smart Cities
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

Here comes big cable.

Ribbon's Kevin Riley Talks New Company Brand, Latest Security Offerings & 2018 Trends
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/20/2018

Ray Le Maistre sat down with Ribbon Communications CTO Kevin Riley at Mobile World Congress 2018 to discuss various topics including the company’s new brand, the unveiling of its Ribbon Protect Security Platform and other strategic offerings, and the recently completed GENBAND-Sonus merger.

Is IBM Late to the Multicloud Party?
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

With new migration tools, security and AI capabilities, IBM is looking to make up for lost time in multicloud.

Light Reading Is Getting Cloudier
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

The Enterprise Cloud News community is returning to Light Reading.

Ngena Fits Network Form to NFV Function
From the Founder | 3/20/2018

Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.

Oracle Cloud Revenue Leaps 32% to $1.6B
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

And it's still early days, notes CEO Mark Hurd; less than 15% of on-premises applications customers have begun migration to cloud.

India's Predatory Pricing Rules Trigger Telco Slugfest
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

India's regulatory authorities continue to side with aggressive new player Reliance Jio, say the country's longer-established players.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

Verizon, Cisco Lab Test 'Information-Centric Networking'
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Lab test shows how to optimize mobile video delivery with more intelligence at the network edge.

Wanted: New Approaches to Indoor 5G
News from Huawei | 3/19/2018

The good news is there are lots of interesting propositions.

Digital Transformation Will Propel Growth in Emerging Markets
News from Huawei | 3/19/2018

Digital transformation will drive change across the telecom sector around the world.

The Challenge & Opportunity for Mobile Services in Africa
News from Huawei | 3/19/2018

With more than 1 billion people, Africa represents a market opportunity too large to ignore

Russia's MTS Boosts Sales, Profits in 2017
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Russia's biggest operator has flagged growth in revenues and profits despite a fall in customer numbers, as it focuses on selling data services to existing subscribers.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Poaches TalkTalk's Fiber Guy
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia takes AirScale to Lebanon; Telefónica's commercial break; industry goes wireless.

Dell CTO: Public Cloud Is 'Way More Expensive Than Buying From Us'
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Keeping applications on-premises, rather than going all-in on public cloud, will save enterprises money, claims John Roese, Dell EMC chief technology officer.

#OFC2018: The Holy Grail of Ethernet
LRTV Interviews | 3/19/2018

At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.

Dell CTO Expounds 'Insane' Theory About Enterprise Complexity
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Hyperscale providers are bigger, but enterprises have years of legacy systems they need to wrangle, says John Roese, Dell EMC chief technology officer.

Qualcomm Drops Jacobs From Board After Bid Chatter
News Analysis | 3/16/2018

Qualcomm's board claps back after news of Paul Jacobs's possible bid for the company emerges.

Smart Cities Need Smarter Pipes
News Analysis | 3/16/2018

Join us for a special Light Reading event – speakers include the CIO of New Orleans, Spectrum Enterprise (part of Charter Communications), Crown Castle and more.

Ex-Qualcomm CEO Jacobs Plots Bid for Company – Reports
News Analysis | 3/16/2018

Paul Jacobs, son of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, is reportedly looking for funding to take the company private.

Altice Hails French Recovery as Earnings Rise
News Analysis | 3/16/2018

European and US service provider points to recent customer growth at its mobile contract and fiber units in France.

Eurobites: EU Wants 3% of the Tech Titans
News Analysis | 3/16/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes Unium WiFi acquisition; Openreach shells out; Three profits dented by network investment.

IBM Launches Analytics Platform for Private Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 3/16/2018

Platform is designed to enable enterprises to build big data analytics apps that move easily between public and private clouds.

#OFC2018 Recap: 600G & Beyond
LRTV Interviews | 3/16/2018

As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.

Facebook's TIP & Telcos Upend Old Operational Models
News Analysis | 3/16/2018

Facebook's Jay Parikh explains how the Telecom Infra Project has changed its relationship with telcos and why connecting the unconnected has become a bigger priority for Facebook.

WiCipedia: Secret Courts, Public Lists & Quantifying the Gap
WiCipedia | 3/16/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: IWD2018 makes a statement; Facebook's 'secret courts'; a VC accountability list; and more.

Tupl on T-Mobile Partnership to Automate Customer Service
LRTV Interviews | 3/16/2018

Petri Hautakangas, CEO of Tupl, explains how startup Tupl is addressing network automation with artificial intelligence, and Tupl's new partnership with T-Mobile to automate customer service processes.

OrbTV: It’s a Wrap! Light Reading Recaps MWC 2018
LRTV Interviews | 3/16/2018

Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief at Light Reading, and News Editor Iain Morris review major news announcements from MWC 2018, as well as a few surprises. In addition to 5G, Le Maistre and Morris also discuss news and industry progress around analytics, machine learning and automated processes.

Palo Alto Boosts Security & Compliance Automation With $300M Evident.io Buy
Wagner’s Ring | 3/16/2018

Buying Evident.io extends Palo Alto's portfolio with API-based security capabilities and compliance automation.

Syniverse: Quality Is New Roaming Priority
Column | 3/16/2018

The future of roaming in Europe is all about superior quality of service.

Amazon Proves Video's Worth
News Analysis | 3/15/2018

Come for the video, stay for the [insert service here].

China Unicom Profits Boosted by Towers JV
News Analysis | 3/15/2018

Boosted by investments from Alibaba and others, Chinese operator is bullish about profit and sales growth in the next three years.

Is Business Voice Rapidly Fading?
News Analysis | 3/15/2018

Voice is down significantly in the last two years, says one major consultant to Fortune 100 companies on communications.

New Net Laws & the ISP Shame Game
News Analysis | 3/15/2018

California goes for the gold star with new net neutrality bill.

Google Boosts Chrome OS Enterprise Management
Wagner’s Ring | 3/15/2018

Google wants to win the hearts of enterprise IT for Chrome OS on the desktop, but it has a long way to go.

Building a New Relevance in the Digital Daily Lives of Consumers
LRTV Documentaries | 3/15/2018

At MWC 2018, we spoke to Francesco Venturini, senior managing director for Accenture's Comms & Media Practice. He said his service provider clients are shifting focus from transforming their legacy business to exploring new business models around IoT in users homes -- striving to build a new relevance in the digital lives of subscribers.

Eurobites: Openreach Recruits Its Fiber Army
News Analysis | 3/15/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government issues gigabit vouchers; Helios pulls IPO; Deutsche Telekom gets ethical on data privacy.

Colt, Verizon Take Giant Leap for Cross-Carrier Automation
News Analysis | 3/15/2018

The two service providers have demonstrated new technology that would dramatically cut the time it takes customers to upgrade off-net connections.

IBM Launches 'Continuous' Security & Kubernetes on Bare Metal
Wagner’s Ring | 3/15/2018

IBM Cloud gets a security and Kubernetes performance boost.

OrbTV: Ovum's Schoolar on Open Virtualized RAN
LRTV Interviews | 3/15/2018

Daryl Schoolar, practice leader of next-generation infrastructure at Ovum, explains the concept of open virtualized RAN and its impact on the competitive landscape.

TM Forum Launches 'Open Digital Architecture' Initiative
LRTV Interviews | 3/15/2018

Nik Willetts, CEO of TM Forum, discusses TM Forum's new Open Digital Architecture initiative, OSS/BSS transformations, and how operators can ensure the development of management systems keeps pace with emerging technologies. Willetts also discusses how telcos can simplify operations to prepare for network automation and zero-touch operations.

OrbTV: Telecoms.com on Net Neutrality, Blockchain & Data Privacy
LRTV Interviews | 3/15/2018

Jamie Davies, News Editor for Telecoms.com, discusses regulatory updates around Net Neutrality with NetScout’s Mike Serrano, and the differences in how European and US regulators are approaching the debate. In addition, Serrano and Davies debate data ownership and privacy for blockchain technology.

China Telecom Eyes 2M+ Basestations for 5G
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

Chinese operator believes it will need to deploy more than 2 million basestations to provide its 5G coverage as it appeals to the optical community for more innovation that can help support the expected 5G and cloud traffic loads.

If Mediacom's for Sale, Who Should Buy?
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

It's never a bad time to speculate on cable consolidation.

Telstra's Fagan: Automation Key to AI, IOT, Cloud & More
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

At Light Reading's Automation Everywhere event on April 4 in Dallas, Jim Fagan, director of Global Platforms for Telstra, will kick off the event with a keynote covering the Australian service provider's journey to network automation.

Equinix Says Security Play Aids MSPs
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

New SmartKey service for more convenient enterprise management of encryption keys is something they can leverage, says Equinix.

Broadcom Formally Drops $117B Qualcomm Bid
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

Broadcom says it is 'disappointed' by the failure of its rocky four-month bid to buy Qualcomm for $117 billion.

An Indoor Battle Strategy for 5G
News from Huawei | 3/14/2018

For mobile operators, the struggle to provide adequate service indoors becomes a full-on battle as they ramp up 5G networks.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Virtually Interesting
LRTV Documentaries | 3/14/2018

In a post-MWC come-down special, the team talks NFV, the next version of Android, Women4Tech and more.

Trade Warmonger Trump May Slap Tariffs on Chinese Tech – Reuters
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

Reports in mainstream media suggest Trump may impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports, and will focus on technology and telecom products.

Eurobites: BT Hires Sherman as Strategy Tank
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G soups up AR; Stoke goes with VX Fiber; ADVA, Facebook combine on Greek science network.

OrbTV: Rain Extends Internet Access Across South Africa
LRTV Interviews | 3/14/2018

Pieter Welgemoed, CIO of Rain South Africa, explains how the startup is building and running its own LTE Advanced network. Welgemoed discusses the operator's focus on simplifying Internet and mobile data access for customers in South Africa.

OrbTV: Heavy Reading’s Brown on Open RAN Initiatives
LRTV Interviews | 3/14/2018

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses open RAN with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones, and industry initiatives around virtual RAN.

Telenor Connexion Expanding & Utilizing IoT Platform in Pakistan
LRTV Interviews | 3/14/2018

Martin Whitlock, CTO of Telenor Connexion, talks with us about what their recent partnership with Telenor Pakistan will be affected by their IoT platforms and how they're managing the flood of data and analytics that come from IoT devices.

Atlassian Goes 'All In' on Amazon Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 3/14/2018

Atlassian moved its Jira and Confluence developer collaboration tools to Amazon Web Services.

Matrixx Software Founder: Digital Transformation Lends Itself to Diversification
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 3/14/2018

Matrixx Software Founder and VP of Marketing, Jennifer Kyriakakis, explains why digital transformation goes hand-in-hand with diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Jennifer shares how Matrixx Software has made both a priority.

Cloudflare Takes On AWS Lamdba at the Edge
News Analysis | 3/13/2018

Edge computing for everyone!

Densification & Next-Gen C-RAN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/13/2018

As the industry moves to 5G, the need to support reliability, low-latency, high-speed mobility, extreme density and user-level radio resource control has taken center stage.

OrbTV: Heavy Reading: On the Rolling Road to 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/13/2018

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses industry forecasts for the 5G rollout with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones. In addition, Brown addresses progress in 5G smartphone and device testing and development.

Eurobites: Finnish State Takes 3.3% Stake in Nokia
News Analysis | 3/13/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's international voice carrier business up for sale; Iliad shows progress in 2017; Telia Carrier and Coriant collaborate on provisioning.

Transforming the Telecom Ecosystem in Emerging Markets
News from Huawei | 3/13/2018

With growth in mature markets flat at best, many across the telecom ecosystem are looking to emerging markets to provide the next area of growth.

Orb TV: CARTO on Managing New Data Streams From Location Data
LRTV Interviews | 3/13/2018

Javier de la Torre, CEO & Founder of CARTO, explains how CARTO is addressing some of the challenges that come in managing the influx of new data streams from location data, partnerships that are important to CARTO, and how they're providing business insights and better data visibility to telcos.

Yahoo Japan Taps Apstra for Network Automation
Wagner’s Ring | 3/13/2018

The Japanese cloud service – biggest Internet portal in Japan – was looking to wrangle explosive network growth.

Google Leads New SDN Charge
Rewired | 3/13/2018

Web giant contributes seed code to new open source group within ONF that is redefining SDN and promising faster innovation and upgrades.

India's 2018 Telecom Policy: Are the Goals Achievable?
News Analysis | 3/13/2018

India is set to announce a new national telecom policy based on regulatory recommendations. But can it realize its goals?

Trump Blocks Broadcom's Qualcomm Acquisition
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Late Monday, the White House blocked Broadcom's buyout of Qualcomm.

Lumentum Sweeps Up Oclaro in $1.8B Deal
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

It was the PIC of the bunch! Lumentum sends the OFC crowds into a frenzy with a $1.8B optical components marriage.

Infinera Shifts Up a Gear With Its Latest Optical Engine
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Vendor unveils the latest iteration of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) and ramps up its R&D cycle.

Rumor Mill: SoftBank Still Eyeing Charter
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Take this one with a healthy grain of salt.

Broadcom Speeds US Return to Strengthen Qualcomm Bid
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Broadcom shunts up US HQ move to April 3.

8x8 Brings AI, Machine Learning to UC&C
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

New X-series platform stresses smarter use of vast amounts of unstructured data to improve customer experience on all channels.

AT&T Likens DoJ Suit to Shaved Persian Cat
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

'...alarmingly pale and thin.'

Can China Steal a Lead in Intelligent Transport Systems?
News from Huawei | 3/12/2018

The Government is starting with small projects and, as successes mount, it intends to scale them nationally while being active in international standards development, so as to be a major global provider.

Mobile IoT Set to Move From Deployment to Monetization in 2018
News from Huawei | 3/12/2018

How will operators efficiently monetize the likes of LTE-M and NB-IoT?

Deutsch Telekom on Boosting Customer Experience for In-Flight WiFi
LRTV Interviews | 3/12/2018

David Fox, VP of In-Flight Services & Connectivity at Deutsche Telekom, discusses how the operator is addressing some of the major challenges in matching customer experience for in-flight WiFi services to what customers can expect on the ground. Fox also examines how strategic partnerships and 5G will impact the customer experience for in-flight services.

GTT Buys Canadian Operator
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Accelerated Connections is GTT's third acquisition of the year and extends its reach into the Canadian market.

Aryaka Layers on SD-WAN Security With Passport
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Ayraka's Passport service combines additional security with its built-in DDoS protection and IPsec encryption in its private network.

Eurobites: UK Govt Sinks £25M Into 5G Testbeds
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the enterprise with SBC; the state of OTT video in MEA.

Telcos Must Focus on New Business Models to Counter Single-Digit Industry Growth
LRTV Documentaries | 3/12/2018

Prashant Singhal is Global Emerging Markets Leader in the telecom space for EY. At MWC 2018, he explained why the $1.1 trillion service provider market is projected to have only single-digit growth and where telcos should be investing to counter disruption.

ONF Takes SDN Next-Gen
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

With a new open source project and new interfaces, mostly coming from Google, it addresses OpenFlow's shortcomings and makes some big promises.

Intel Could Bid for Broadcom – WSJ Report
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Intel is considering a move for Broadcom out of concern that a merger between Broadcom and Qualcomm would be a major threat.

DevOps Institute CEO: We're at 'Tech's Tipping Point'
Mentor Monday | 3/12/2018

DOI Co-Founder and CEO Jayne Groll encourages more women to enter DevOps to be part of the unparalleled disruptive innovation driving tech today.

John Deere Bets the Farm on AI, IoT
Scott Ferguson | 3/12/2018

From its roots in industrial farm machinery and other equipment, John Deere has always looked for a technological edge. About 20 years ago, it was GPS and then 4G LTE. Now it's turning its attention to AI, machine learning and IoT.

Finland's Elisa is selling its automation smarts to other telcos
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

In a push for sales growth, One of Finland's most successful mobile operators is now reinventing itself as a vendor of automation tools and expertise.

Move Over, 200G: How & Why We're Ready for the Rise of 400G
Column | 3/9/2018

The shift to 400G is not only imminent but possible, argues Ciena's Helen Xenos.

CableLabs Gives Optical Fiber a Massive Efficiency Boost
News Analysis | 3/9/2018

The latest CableLabs technology breakthrough is a doozy.

Vodafone's Heeran: Cloud-Native Apps More Cost Competitive
News Analysis | 3/9/2018

Vendors who only virtualize and don't cloudify their apps are costing the carrier more in cloud resources, so they may lose out.

OrbTV: Heavy Reading on the Case for Analytics in IoT Adoption
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2018

Steve Bell, analyst for Heavy Reading, discusses the focus on smart city, industrial and connected car applications for the IoT market at this year's MWC. Bell explains the challenges operators are facing as smart cities grow, and the need for a transition to analytics and value-added services in advancing the IoT market.

WiCipedia: Seeking Female Keynoters & Recruitment Fails Women
WiCipedia | 3/9/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Getting more female keynoters is key; Lesbians Who Tech take SF by storm; women need more degrees for parity; and more.

Eurobites: A1 Gets a C-Minus for Data Privacy
News Analysis | 3/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica and Huawei combine on VPNs for SMEs; Inmarsat cuts dividend to fund in-flight WiFi ambitions; Bosch and Siemens sign up to DT's smart home ecosystem.

OrbTV: Sprint's Saw on Mobile 5G Rollout
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2018

John Saw, CTO at Sprint, discusses Sprint's plan for deploying its 5G mobile network, and how the operator will utilize massive MIMO in deployments. We get an insider's scoop into their 5G strategy and how it differs from the approach of other carriers, key partnerships and where Sprint plans to first deploy 5G.

What's the Reality of VR Video?
Breznick Unbound | 3/9/2018

In a special Light Reading breakfast forum at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month, top technologists will explore the opportunities and challenges of immersive, 360-degree VR video.

What if a Major Cloud Platform Goes Down?
News Analysis | 3/9/2018

If a major cloud platform, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, went down for days, the economic losses would be staggering, according to insurers' estimates. But how realistic is that?

5G in the USA: A Post-MWC Update
News Analysis | 3/9/2018

More cities and suppliers named as operators get ready for mobile 5G in 2019.

OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance and the Impact of 5G on WiFi
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2018

Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of Wireless Broadband Alliance, discusses the WBA's priorities this year around 5G, WiFi in the enterprise space, and in-home WiFi. Shenwai also explains how WiFi plays a role in 5G deployments and densification use cases.

OrbTV: PoLTE CEO on IoT & 'Location of Things' Market
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2018

John Dow, CEO of PoLTE, discusses the startup's strategy in addressing the IoT and 'location of things' market and how PoLTE's approach differs from traditional device tracking technologies.

Cisco on the Packet-Optical Prowl – Rumor
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

There's talk swirling the optical transport sector that Cisco is window-shopping for a packet-optical transport systems specialist.

Qwilt Marries Caching, Computing at the Edge
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

Like peanut butter and chocolate.

CenturyLink Lights Up Cisco Spark for UC&C
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

Network operator plans significant push on unified communications and collaboration space, leveraging Level 3's enterprise base.

Let's Break the Silence Around Sexual Harassment
Que Sera Sarah | 3/8/2018

Keeping quiet about sexual harassment is the worst way to put an end to it.

OrbTV: Pivotal Commware's Software-Defined Antennas for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2018

Brian Deutsch, CEO of Pivotal Commware, explains how the startup is using Holographic Beam Forming Technology to develop software-defined antennas, and how the technology compares to MIMO antenna technology.

A 5G Smartphone Timeline for 2019
Jonestown | 3/8/2018

I now expect them to be initially available in the first quarter of 2019.

OrbTV: Small Cell Forum on Driving Uniformity for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2018

David Orloff, Chair at Small Cell Forum, discusses taking a uniform approach to 5G deployments and reducing industry fragmentation with partnerships. In addition, Orloff explains the Forum's collaboration with operators to identify and address challenges for 5G.

OrbTV: BT’s Watson on Applying Automation for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2018

Howard Watson, CEO of BT Technology Service and Operations at BT, discusses new developments for 5G since 3GPP's Release 15, how to securely manage 5G deployments, and opportunities for network slicing and AI. Watson also examines how operators can apply automation in designing their 5G deployments.

vRAN Tech Hits Resistance at SK Telecom
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

South Korean operator likes the look of vRAN technology but frets about the operational implications of using it.

400G Achieves Significant Market Availability
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/8/2018

As demand for 100G to 400G network interfaces grows, companies are meeting the challenge and many operators are already making the transition to 400G.

Cisco Takes Network Intuitive Venture to the WAN
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

Cisco launched Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics and Cisco Meraki Insight in an effort to deliver analytics and assurance to the WAN.

Eurobites: Proximus Secures €400M Loan to Further Fiber Rollout
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fox bites back at Comcast over Sky offer; KPN sells iBasis; MTN revenue down, but profit up; UK's Cobham Wireless lands 5G gig in China.

OrbTV: NTT Japan Goes to Bat for Data Analytics
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2018

Kei Karasawa, Senior Manager at NTT Japan, discusses new focus areas for research and development at NTT including security, IoT, robotics, manufacturing, AI and more. In addition, Karasawa discusses advancements in sensor technology and data analytics in a range of applications, such as testing athletic ability in baseball players.

EXFO Eyes Mobile Growth With Its Astellia Acquisition
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

Test vendor EXFO has completed the acquisition of French network monitoring and analytics specialist Astellia, giving it a foothold in the mobile operator market, especially in Europe.

Mesosphere Ships 'Kubernetes-as-a-Service'
Wagner’s Ring | 3/8/2018

The new DC/OS 1.11 also adds multicloud and edge capabilities.

Cisco Battles IT Blind Spots, Takes Network Intuitive to the WAN
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

Cisco is expanding its intent-based networking platform to the WAN with Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics and Cisco Meraki Insight.

OrbTV: Boingo on Boosting Virtualization With 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/7/2018

Kishore Raja, Vice President of Engineering Strategic Programs at Boingo, addresses standards and security progress in Boingo's Passpoint service, updates on Boingo's activity in the MulteFire Alliance, and how 5G will impact end-to-end virtualization.

OrbTV: Orange's Duriez on Building the Network Platform for SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 3/7/2018

Didier Duriez, SVP Orange Global Solutions for Business at Orange, discusses the operator's recent updates to its SD-WAN platform, advancements in unified communications, and the impact of those technologies on the customer experience.

Pai Promises $954M for Hurricane Recovery
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands still haven't recovered from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Feds Want Full Investigation Into Broadcom's Qualcomm Bid
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

Broadcom pledges to spend on 5G R&D and complete return to the US in May.

VMware Broadens Private Cloud, Amazon Support
Wagner’s Ring | 3/7/2018

VMware debuts tools for private managed clouds and Amazon Web Services, part of the vendor's push to hybrid cloud.

OrbTV: Menlo Micro Tackles 5G Spectrum Challenges
LRTV Interviews | 3/7/2018

Chris Giovanniello, Co-Founder & SVP Product Development for Menlo Micro, shares how startup Menlo Micro's digital microswitch technology addresses a range of applications including medical devices, aerospace and defense, power switching, IoT, autonomous vehicles and smart homes. In addition, the technology can be used in addressing challenges to meeting 5G spectrum requirements.

RingCentral Makes Major Platform Play
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

UCaaS company bidding to be single communication and collaboration platform for enterprises.

Time's Running Out: Enter the Leading Lights Awards Now!
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

There are only a few weeks left to enter this year's Leading Lights awards, so don't delay!

Telecom Italia to Spin Off Fixed Lines, Increase Automation
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

Italian incumbent approves plan to legally separate its fixed-line business and says it will spend €12 billion over the next three years.

Eurobites: Vodafone & Three Face Net Neutrality Probe
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Orange spread 4G across Africa; smartening up a vertical city; spectrum sharing in Egypt; part-time apprenticeships.

OrbTV: Telefónica's Lopez on Open Source for Network Automation & Virtualization
LRTV Interviews | 3/6/2018

Patrick Lopez, VP of Networks Innovation at Telefónica, talks about how vendors and operators can utilize open source to take more control over the design and programming of networks. In addition, Lopez examines Telefónica's approach to edge computing, and use cases for the technology such as in IoT and robotics.

Web-Scale Networking: Time for Telcos to Get on Board
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/6/2018

Telcos can make their networks more agile and efficient by learning from their web-scale counterparts.

Arris Not Ruling Out More M&A
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Because at the end of the day, set-top revenue may be good, but margins stink.

Understanding Cloud Instance Pricing Can Help Cut Spending
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Instance pricing models are confusing, but investing the time to learn about the options can save enterprises money.

Is Orange's New Deputy CEO the NFV Champion It Needs?
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

This week named Orange's deputy CEO, Laurent Paillassot has pioneered the rollout of NFV technology at Orange Spain.

Eurobites: Goel Replaces LePrince as President of Nokia Global Services
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: activist hedge fund fights Vivendi control of Telecom Italia; Orange reorganizes its top table; Ericsson combines with Saudi's STC on 5G.

Nokia Pushes Optical to the Limit
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

The Shannon limit, that is, claiming its Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset takes optical channels close to the maximum theoretical capacity.

OrbTV: ETSI on Edge Computing & 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/6/2018

Adrian Scrase, CTO of ETSI, discusses standards efforts for edge computing, the benefits of edge computing to data-rich applications, and how edge computing supports 5G use cases that require low latency and high performance. Scrase also examines ETSI's plugtests and hackathons as a way to further industry goals for virtualization and address challenges such as interoperability.

DT Demands Automation, Cloud Tech From Pan-Net Suppliers
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Automation, interoperability and standardization are among the German operator's demands as it continues to work on its pan-net transformation.

Airtel Conducts India's First 5G Lab Trial
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Bharti Airtel claims to have carried out the first trials of 5G technology in India.

Qualcomm Postpones Crucial Meeting on CFIUS Review
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Now the US government is getting into the Broadcom/Qualcomm acquisition spat.

OrbTV: Orange's Bellego on Foundation for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/5/2018

Yves Bellego, Director of Spectrum Strategy and Planning at Orange, discusses Orange's approach to deploying 5G including preparations such as live field testing and fiber expansions. Bellego also examines the need to apply more artificial intelligence and further automate the network.

Cisco Goes Back to School With Tetration
From the Founder | 3/5/2018

Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.

Mobile Is No Passing Fad for US Cable
News Analysis | 3/5/2018

Hello, can you hear me now?

Shaw Staffers Flock to Buyout Deal
News Analysis | 3/5/2018

In an unexpected development, some 3,300 Shaw employees take up Canadian MSO on buyout offers, about five times as many as the company was seeking.

US Congress Ready to Vote on Allowing 5G Spectrum Auctions
News Analysis | 3/5/2018

Congress could open up millimeter wave spectrum for 5G tomorrow.

OrbTV: 151 Advisors on Big Data Analytics for IoT
LRTV Interviews | 3/5/2018

Steve Brumer, Partner at 151 Advisors, discusses the security, education and integration challenges to IoT adoption, as well as opportunities for big data analytics in IoT.

Microelectronics Chip Pioneer Envisions Techno-Social Innovation
Mentor Monday | 3/5/2018

Lynn Conway, IEEE Life Fellow and professor, shares her thoughts on tech revolutions, the Valley's Brotopia image and the techno-social systems emerging in the industry.

AT&T's Elbaz on the Evolving Edge
News Analysis | 3/5/2018

AT&T's Igal Elbaz explains the telco's goals for its new edge computing test zone, and AT&T's plans to deploy 5G to 12 cities in 2018.

Cisco Debuts Security for 'Any Data Center & for Any Cloud'
Wagner’s Ring | 3/5/2018

Cisco automates security for bare metal, virtualized and containerized workloads running anywhere.

Eurobites: CityFibre Attacks Watchdog's 'Fake Fiber' Ruling
News Analysis | 3/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson clusters NB-IoT in Greece; 5G developments in Italy and Switzerland; Tele2 plumps for Nokia analytics.

Ailing Aircel Files for Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 3/5/2018

Another one of India's long-established operators bites the dust.

Future Network Investments Hampered by Outdated Thinking
Column | 3/5/2018

As multi-access edge computing becomes a reality, operators will need to consider how to gain visibility into their ever-expanding networks and why that's important.

Service Providers Get High Marks for IoT Security
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/5/2018

The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that communications service providers (CSPs) that are specialists in the Internet of Things (IoT) think they are doing quite well with their Internet security plans and implementation, though most still believe there is room for improvement.

AT&T's Newest IoT Strategy? BYO Network
News Analysis | 3/2/2018

Out of footprint? No problem?

Sprint's Initial 5G Cities Will Get 4G Massive MIMO First
News Analysis | 3/2/2018

Spring will focus its early Massive MIMO upgrades on the cities earmarked for early 5G service launches.

Eurobites: African Towers Firm Plans IPO
News Analysis | 3/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus reports full-year results; Storm Emma wreaks havoc with Irish telecom; Virgin Media cleared for potential healthcare role.

WiCipedia: Head East, Young Techie & New Industries Need Women
WiCipedia | 3/2/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: The best cities for women in tech in 2018; biotech, AI and cryptocurrency need women on the ground floor; MWC lacks women; and more.

MWC Visitor Numbers Fall: So Has It Hit Its Peak?
News Analysis | 3/2/2018

GSMA's giant show reports its first decline in attendee numbers in about nine years, but what does that tell us about the industry and the event?

Calder: GTT+Interoute Ready to Rumble
News Analysis | 3/2/2018

Two companies with history as industry disruptors come together into a more powerful challenge, says GTT CEO Rick Calder.

Infrastructure Spending Is Booming
Wagner’s Ring | 3/2/2018

The world's got a need for infrastructure, reflected in growing hyperscale capex investment and overall server sales.

What's Next for Cable Business Services?
Column | 3/2/2018

In a special webinar next week, a panel of cable operators, vendors and analysts will look at where the commercial services market is heading and how cable can stay competitive in it.

Consolidated Speeds FairPoint Integration
News Analysis | 3/1/2018

CEO tells investment analysts the company is on or ahead of schedule and willing to aggressively invest to improve service.

Altice USA Preps for Broadband Speed Wars
News Analysis | 3/1/2018

Fourth-biggest US cable operator is now deploying both FTTH networks and, more quietly, DOCSIS 3.1 technology, to offer gigabit speeds to nearly 30% of its data subscribers.

Build a Fully Connected, Intelligent Emerging Market
News from Huawei | 3/1/2018

Due to the lack of infrastructure and strong business foundation in emerging markets, developing ICT sectors face challenges.

China Mobile Confirms Aggressive 5G Standalone Plan
News Analysis | 3/1/2018

China's biggest operator is set to begin a rollout of 5G based on standalone technology in 2020.

Russia's MTS to Cut 1,000 Jobs as AI, Chatbots Arrive
News Analysis | 3/1/2018

Russian operator is cutting headcount in its customer services division as it invests in new software tools.

Eurobites: Sky Gives Netflix a Walk-On Part
News Analysis | 3/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Ericsson win big in Japan; regulator gets tough with UK broadband providers; du gets virtualized with Cisco.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live(ish) From Barcelona
LRTV Documentaries | 3/1/2018

Do these podcast guys never rest? No!!! Here's one direct from the MWC show floor in Barcelona, totally bossing it on 5G, IoT and AI, amongst other near-acronyms. De nada!

Apple Partners With Google – Steve Jobs Spins in Grave
Wagner’s Ring | 3/1/2018

Apple uses archival Google's cloud services to power iCloud.

Stepping Into the Ring With IoT
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2018

Low-powered IoT sensors can already be embedded in just about any object. At MWC, a company named BeWhere demonstrated how its sensors collect motion data.

Downsizing Telenor Pins Margin Hopes on Automation
News Analysis | 3/1/2018

The Norwegian telecom incumbent sheds further light on how automation and AI could help it to slash headcount and reduce costs.

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