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Cisco Cracks Wallet, Joins $60M Avi Funding
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6/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Avi gains funding for its application load balancing, security and analytics software.
Vodafone, Telefónica End Network Sharing in London
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Vodafone and Telefónica are unwinding parts of their network-sharing deal in response to soaring usage of mobile data services.
Intel Promises 5G Laptops With Sprint in 2019
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
5G PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and more are expected in 2019.
Vodafone Grills Authorities for UK's 5G Lag
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Short mobile masts, inability to access fiber networks and BT's market dominance remain regulatory bugbears for Vodafone as it prepares to roll out 5G services.
Cisco Goes Cloud-Native for CCAP
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco becomes first cable vendor to introduce software-based version of its broadband router, touching off what will likely be a fresh wave of competition.
UK Ruling Sparks Bidding War for Sky
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6/5/2018  |  2 comments
The UK government has given the go signal to both Comcast and Fox for their respective bids for UK pay-TV giant Sky, paving the way for a bidding war.
CenturyLink May Jump Into Europe's Merger Mania
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Consolidation may have run its course in CenturyLink's US markets, but not in Europe, says the operator's EMEA president.
Acacia, Oclaro in Optical Module Land Grab
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Module vendors team up to develop interoperable coherent 100G and 200G modules that, they hope, will help them corner the lion's share of the telco metro optical market.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: GDPR SNAFU
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: The impact of the new EU data privacy regulation; Nokia's wearables misadventures; the tangled web of virtualization; and more.
Eurobites: Telia & Ericsson Snuggle Up on Stockholm 5G Testbed
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6/5/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Qualcomm appeals against antitrust fine; meet the new Martin Dawes; Iskratel and Teleste join forces on GPON/DOCSIS hybrid.
CSP Optimism Doesn't Mean There Isn't Work Ahead for B/OSS Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Service providers surveyed for this report are cautiously optimistic about automating business/operations support system (B/OSS) – more than half are already taking steps to automate B/OSS, and even more plan to do so within the next two years.
Charter's Mobile Service Details Leak
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6/4/2018  |  3 comments
Charter readies its Spectrum Mobile offering.
Microsoft Swears GitHub Independence After $7.5B Acquisition
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6/4/2018  |  2 comments
Microsoft announced plans to acquire GitHub Monday, but said it won't force its technologies down developers' throats. GitHub will support ‘any operating system, any cloud and any device,’ Microsoft says.
CableLabs Targets Mobile Backhaul Bounty
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Pursuing another use for cable's DOCSIS-based HFC networks, CableLabs launches R&D lab for cell backhaul applications.
Vodafone Rewards Top Brass as Thousands of Staff Are Axed
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2018  |  4 comments
UK-based operator slashes thousands of jobs in efficiency drive while handing generous pay increases to senior management figures.
CenturyLink's Feger: Edging Out Isn't Easy
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's James Feger explains why converting some central offices into data centers may be necessary but also notes it won't be easy.
Automate & Reinvent
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation was one of the key themes discussed at the recent Big Communications Event (BCE), including how artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, intent-based networking and open source solutions are all helping CSPs on their journey to zero-touch automation.
Eurobites: BT Shareholders Call for Patterson's Head
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA trumpets NB-IoT roaming breakthrough; new CTO at Orange Belgium; ETNO fears intra-EU call regulation; Stirling work for CityFibre.
Huawei Faces Security Backlash in Australia
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment vendor is deemed a security threat by some Australian politicians.
BCE 2018 Panel: Why Vendors Won't Get Paid Per Box Anymore
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
A BCE keynote panel comprising speakers from Colt, Windstream and Wind River, plus industry strategic advisor David Amzallag, discuss the evolution of business models and procurement relationships as more and more functions are developed and monetized in software rather than hardware.
Red Hat Lights Fuse on App Integration
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2018  |  1 comment
Red Hat updates Fuse with new capabilities designed to connect custom and packaged applications for new business process connectivity and automation.
Verizon Says T-Mobile's 5G Brag Is 'Baloney'
News Analysis  | 
6/1/2018  |  7 comments
Both have completed data calls using the 3GPP 5G NR standards.
Eurobites: Can GTT Build on Interoute Acquisition?
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6/1/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's regional roundup: Can GTT get the best out of Interoute?; Orange Spain claims optical backbone milestone; KPN to close its OTT TV service; and other end-of-week stuff.
WiCipedia: Ms. Geek, Pink-Haired CEOs & Laila Ali Takes Silicon Valley
WiCipedia  | 
6/1/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Ms. Geek Rwanda changes the game; automation will steal women's jobs first; our new CEO idol; and more.
BCE 2018 Keynote: Sprint Business President Jan Geldmacher on 5G
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6/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Jan Geldmacher, President at Sprint Business, looks at how science fiction is becoming science fact and explains why 5G is so important to Sprint.
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