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Eurobites: Vodafone Enlists Samsung's Help for 'Smart Home' Service
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials 5G in Milan with Nokia; TIM teams up with Cisco for cybersecurity and more; DT and SAP extend partnership.
Fly Me to the Moon: Nokia & Vodafone Team Up for Lunar Expedition
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  1 comment
'Out of this world' deal to be announced this week at Mobile World Congress. Honest!
Europe at Risk of 'Slow, Fragmented' 5G, Warns Vodafone Boss
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
If European authorities regulate 5G in the same way as 3G and 4G, they will deal a blow to the nascent technology, warns Vodafone boss.
Telstra Automates, Builds Out Distributed Cloud to Support 5G
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2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Australian operator is converting local exchanges into mini data centers and introducing multiple automated processes as it prepares to introduce 5G services in 2019, say key executives.
A Quiet Year for Video at MWC?
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  2 comments
AT&T and Verizon aren't saying much about mobile video ahead of this year at Mobile World Congress.
Ericsson CEO: Net Neutrality Threatens 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson boss takes aim at regulatory authorities, arguing that net neutrality rules could impede the rollout of mission-critical 5G services.
TPx Takes SD-WAN International With Silver Peak
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
TPx Communications is partnering with Silver Peak to expand its SD-WAN service internationally and to larger enterprises.
Humans Beware: Ericsson Readies Machines to Run the Network
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor is set to launch a handful of 'machine intelligence' products at this week's MWC and says 15 major operators are interested in its AI goodies.
Telefónica Takes Aura AI Tool Into 6 Markets
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2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Spanish telco launches the voice-activated 'cognitive' assistant that it first announced at Mobile World Congress last year.
DT-Owned MobiledgeX to Power German Telco's Edge Rollout
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
The German telecom incumbent plans to use software from its wholly owned Silicon Valley subsidiary to support its edge-computing deployment.
Nokia Makes 5G Waves With Its ReefShark Chip
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2018  |  Post a comment
An optimized in-house chip has resulted in strong 5G traction with major operators, boasts Nokia's CEO.
AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN Goes Global
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2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN is now available as a VNF on the AT&T FlexWare platform in over 150 countries.
TM9, Powering Smartphones With an Astonishingly High Throughput
News from Huawei  | 
2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
TM9, a standardized transmission mode defined by 3GPP, is the core technology for further improving FDD LTE user throughput.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Pre-MWC Special
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2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
On your way to Barcelona for you-know-what? Eschew that tired old in-flight movie and listen instead to Telecoms.com's own Fun Boy Three, who bring you their unique take on what's likely to be hot – or not – at MWC.
India Steps Up Its 5G Efforts
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2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Indian authorities and operators are keen to play a role in the development of 5G technology.
Eurobites: Telefónica Tiptoes Toward 5G With 4.5G Moves
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2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and KPN claim LoRa breakthrough; digital education in Africa; Nokia's 'Conscious Factory in a Box'; 5G fanfare from DT, Huawei and Intel.
WiCipedia: Moms as Breadwinners & Black Panther a Win for WiT
WiCipedia  | 
2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Motherhood is on the rise; Damore gets shut down; Hollywood gets something right; and more.
Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/23/2018  |  18 comments
Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.
BT Gets Boost After Ofcom Raises Broadband Price Cap
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Shares rise in UK incumbent but it still complains that wholesale price caps will chew into sales and revenues at its Openreach business.
How Long Before We Hit Peak MWC?
Morris Lore  | 
2/23/2018  |  5 comments
Mobile World Congress remains the must-attend event in the telecom industry, even as concern grows about its sprawl and spin.
CenturyLink: Millennials Driving SMB Bus
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2018  |  1 comment
Head of CenturyLink's SMB biz says younger customers do more business digitally and require greater automation of back office ordering and more.
FCC Sets April Funeral for Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2018  |  13 comments
Making net neutrality's planned demise official, Commission sets April 23 as the end date for the Obama-era rules with publication of its new deregulatory order in the Federal Register.
Clearfield Gets Passive Aggressive
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2018  |  1 comment
Company expanding market reach and product portfolio in the fiber distribution space with Calix passive product line acquisition and new aerial gear.
Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/22/2018  |  6 comments
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, Internet of Things and general purpose serverless software.
Eurobites: Italian Antitrust Watchdog Gets Its Teeth Into TIM
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2/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica profit up by a third, extends wholesale FTTH deal with Orange; more 5G action; Nokia memo confirms healthcare U-turn.
DT to Splurge €12.5B in 2018 Capex as It Preps for 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2018  |  Post a comment
German telecom incumbent will increase spending in Germany this year as it starts to prepare for the launch of higher-speed 5G services.
Google Launches Global IoT Connectivity
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/22/2018  |  15 comments
Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect up millions of Internet of Things devices around the world, has been launched into general availability.
Why Video Providers Should Adopt HEVC Now
Column  | 
2/22/2018  |  4 comments
Despite Apple's recent embrace of the new AVI video codec, service and content providers should still place their bets on HEVC now and worry about AVI later.
Sling TV Soars at Dish's Expense
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  1 comment
Releasing its Sling TV sub umbers for the first time, Dish Network reports that its OTT service scaled 2 million subscribers while its core satellite TV service continued to shed customers.
Broadcom Drops Offer for Qualcomm to $117B
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
The Broadcom/Qualcomm M&A slap fight rolls on.
Who Puts Mobile Biz at Risk? It's You & Me
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  1 comment
Verizon's first-ever Mobile Security Index shows global professionals managing mobile devices for businesses fear their employees the most.
Orange Rules Out M&A Moves in France, Returns to Growth
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange will not initiate any takeover activity in France, says CEO, as company reports domestic sales growth for first time since 2009.
Cisco: Attackers 'Weaponize' Cloud Services
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/21/2018  |  13 comments
Attackers are launching attacks from the cloud, while enterprises migrating to the cloud are leaving themselves vulnerable by failing to take basic precautions, according to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report.
Ruckus Revels in IoT & CBRS at MWC
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Big product announcements arrive from the newly minted Arris subsidiary.
Eurobites: Cobham Adds DAS to German Capital
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre connects the Granite City; wireless wonders lined up for MWC; Telefonica Deutschland sees losses widen in Q4.
AT&T Reveals Initial 5G Cities
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  2 comments
Atlanta, Dallas and Waco will be among the first US cities to get AT&T's mobile 5G in 2018.
Qualcomm Ups NXP Bid, Angers Broadcom
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm is now offering $44 billion for NXP.
Liberty Global: Not So Fast on D3.1
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  1 comment
Despite an initial 2017 deployment of DOCSIS 3.1, Liberty Global is holding at D3.0 while it brings its HFC networks up to speed.
Stakes Run High for Tivo in Comcast Suit
MariNation  | 
2/20/2018  |  2 comments
Even a win in court doesn't mean Tivo will walk away a victor.
Sigfox Loses Networks Boss Fruges – Sources
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Executive responsible for the global rollout of Sigfox technology is the latest senior figure to leave the French company, according to sources.
AT&T Sharpens Edge With New Open Source Effort, Test Lab Launch
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Company announces new group within Linux Foundation and launches its edge computing test zone in Palo Alto.
How Microsoft Became an Unlikely Open Source Champion
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/20/2018  |  22 comments
Seventeen years after Microsoft's CEO called open source a 'cancer,' here's what the company learned in its open source turnaround.
Cisco Unveils 'Crosswork' – a Grand Plan to Automate SP Networks
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco Crosswork Network Automation is designed to help service providers innovate faster to meet demand. But are Cisco the guys to deliver on this solution?
21st Century Networking? Welcome to the Lock-In
From the Founder  | 
2/20/2018  |  4 comments
The world of virtualization is struggling to wrench itself away from the claws of vendor lock-in, which runs counter to everything that NFV stands for.
Eurobites: Vodafone Uses 4G to Track Drones
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the smart city; more 5G claims; BT sells cable-making business; new boss-in-waiting for Ireland's eir.
Proxy Firm Wants Qualcomm to Continue Talks With Broadcom
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
ISS wants Qualcomm to take $121 billion Broadcom bid as starting point for talks.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: A Little Ray of Sunshine
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2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Ain't no sunshine when he's gone, so Ray's back with Scott to talk about full-on fiber and Nokia's tactical withdrawal from the digital health market.
Telefónica Expands Its Global Telco Cloud
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Wholesale arm of Spanish giant has added seven new network functions hubs to enhance its virtualization capabilities.
35% of Cloud Spending Is Wasted – RightScale
Slide Shows  | 
2/19/2018  |  15 comments
Many cloud users aren't thinking about optimizing their spending because they are still experimenting with cloud, and enjoying the first flush of savings from moving off-prem.
Eurobites: Nokia & Tele2 Combine for IoT
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2/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: using church spires for mobile antennas in the UK; how du will book your vacation for you; Belgian watchdog bites back at Facebook; for DT, the only way is ethics.
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