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Eurobites: Italy Blesses €20B Wind/3 Italia Merger
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to roll out NYC-style WiFi kiosks in London; Dubai, Huawei team up on airport data centers; the Internet of Pets.
AT&T/TW Tie-Up Is Bad News for Vendors – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  4 comments
An AT&T takeover of Time Warner could trigger a fall in network investments, according to Jefferies.
Berkshire to Accelerate Masergy Growth
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Managed service provider expects to leverage new investment to fund organic growth as well as possible acquisitions.
AT&T: No Need for Cybersecurity Hysteria
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Even as attacks grow and cybercrime becomes commercialized, most attacks are known threats or their variants and can be prevented.
Aquantia Throws Data Centers a Copper Lifeline
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  1 comment
Aquantia is creating a 100Gbit/s all-electrical technology to deliver low latency for networking applications, notably data centers.
Orange Earnings Buoyed by Spain, Africa
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
French incumbent's share price rises after it confirms a full-year target of growth in earnings.
When IoT Attacks! Cams Caused Huge Internet Outage
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  3 comments
Webcams appear to be at least partly to blame for taking down the Internet in parts of the US on Friday.
Photos: Salesforce Dreamforce Takes On Comic-Con
Slide Shows  | 
10/25/2016  |  1 comment
Salesforce's annual customer conference this year was like a comic book convention. In a good way.
Wi-Fi Alliance Ushers in WiGig Era
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  2 comments
The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the first products under the new WiGig standard, which promises low-latency and multi-gigabit wireless broadband connectivity.
Marvell ICs Ease Data Center Path to 25G
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Marvell Technology has announced a set of Ethernet switches and transceivers designed to help data center operators move to 25 Gigabit Ethernet.
AT&T Bleeding Video, Data, Mobile Subs
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Despite last year's acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T is still losing video, broadband and mobile phone subscribers as it seeks to upgrade its distribution platforms.
T-Mobile: AT&T & TW Means Ma Bell Not Focused on Mobile
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  8 comments
T-Mobile execs talk about AT&T-TW, 4G, 5G and unlicensed spectrum on their Q3 earnings call.
AT&T Shakes Industry With $85B TW Bid
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T will emerge as a giant straddling the telecom and media sectors if it can negotiate an $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.
AT&T/TW: DirecTV Now Only the Beginning
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  2 comments
AT&T and Time Warner executives see the soon-to-launch DirecTV OTT service as the first of many mobile, on-demand video offerings to come.
Eurobites: Pound's Plunge Pushes Up Price of Microsoft's Cloud Services in UK
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone launches SME cloud marketplace, trials Massive MIMO; new MTN CEO's start date brought forward; BT boss hits back at rivals over Openreach.
Can India Get to 600M Mobile Broadband Subs by 2020?
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  2 comments
Network spending by operators and enthusiasm for new 4G services and smartphones could help India to achieve its mobile broadband ambitions.
Vodafone Americas Lays Foundation for Social Change
Mentor Monday  | 
10/24/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone Americas Foundation Director June Sugiyama shares how the Foundation and startups it has funded are using technology to impact social change for women.
Trump: Dump AT&T/TW & Comcast/NBC
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  12 comments
Republican presidential candidate leads list of opponents to AT&Ts proposed $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner.
UKCloud Pushes VMware Aside to Make Room for OpenStack
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The cloud provider was looking for something more open.
Salesforce: We Solve Telcos' Customer Identity Crisis
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Salesforce says it helps telcos improve sales by getting a single view of customers across Internet, mobile, phone and in-person interactions.
AT&T's $85B Time Warner Takeover Is a Media Game Changer
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2016  |  5 comments
The US telco giant has taken the boldest move into content ownership imaginable. If the deal goes ahead, nothing will be the same again.
That Was Quick: AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85B
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  3 comments
Late Friday, AT&T and Time Warner were reported to have entered an agreement in principle for the former to take over the latter for $85 billion.
Gigabites: An Unexpected Gig Gift
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  1 comment
Who knew that gigabit service could lower your broadband bill?
Attacks Have Major Internet Sites on the Ropes
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  23 comments
An attack on the DNS service Dyn is making it tough to reach Twitter, Spotify, HBO Now, Reddit and other popular Internet sites and services.
PCCW Weathers Censorship Storm
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
PCCW hit by censorship flap at home as media business finds offshore growth.
Eurobites: Uzbek Fine Takes Toll on Telia
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange pushes IoT to the enterprise; connected car trials in UK; Sky looks to pre-register mobile customers; is music streaming too expensive?
Layer3 TV Comes to Town, Hints at Future
MariNation  | 
10/21/2016  |  9 comments
A hands-on look at Layer3 TV.
AT&T & Time Warner in Merger Talks – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  4 comments
Takeover of Time Warner would put AT&T in control of some of the most valuable media content in the world.
WiCipedia: Grace Hopper Promotes Diversity, Girl Scouts Code & How to Thrive
WiCipedia  | 
10/21/2016  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Grace Hopper celebrates diversity; Girl Scouts are more than Thin Mint machines; how to thrive; and more.
Cloud Lifts Microsoft Stock to Record Height
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Cloud growth highlighted a strong quarter for Microsoft, as its stock price hit an all-time high.
Ericsson Swings to First Net Loss in 4 Years
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Sales and earnings declines amid weak market conditions have taken a heavy toll on the Swedish vendor.
As Handset Sales Decline, Verizon Eyes 5G, IoT
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The operator lost 36,000 phone customers in Q3.
Xilinx Vows to Maintain TTM Lead
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  1 comment
Xilinx announced sales of $579 million in the second quarter of its fiscal 2017, up 10% from the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. Second quarter net income was $164 million.
Can ECOMP Grease the Virtualization Skids?
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T exec says open source MANO platform will include common approach to basic functions to reduce friction for vendors and operators alike.
Broadband's Multidimensional Shift & Why It Needs to Embrace the Cloud
Shades of Ray  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The broadband world is no longer just about faster connectivity – underpinning the distributed cloud is its key role now.
China Mobile Grows Profits on 4G Gains
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Nearly half of the Chinese operator's mobile customers are now using 4G services.
Verizon Wants More Data on Yahoo Breach
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  9 comments
In the wake of Yahoo's huge data breach last month, the big US telco is weighing whether to renegotiate its pending $4.8 billion acquisition.
Comcast Intros a Whole New Kind of Bundle
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Comcast is far from being just a cable company anymore.
Mainly-Mobile VimpelCom Has Big Fixed Plans
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  1 comment
The emerging-markets operator is looking to a plethora of technologies to reinvigorate its business.
ETSI Takes On NFV License Challenge
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  3 comments
ETSI is undertaking a new study on license management in an NFV world which it hopes to complete by mid-2017.
Eurobites: DT & Huawei Nose Ahead on NB-IoT
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 hit by Dutch impairment charge in Q3; UK local government body wants 'social' broadband tier; European surfers can't be anonymous.
Tata Communications Upskills U on Data Center Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications' Rasool Kareem Irfan examines critical changes to data center security in the era of virtualization.
NTT Taps Mirantis OpenStack for Private Cloud
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
NTT is extending its Enterprise Cloud services to run private OpenStack as a service.
What Is Juniper Nowadays?
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Juniper is refocusing on scalable networking hardware innovation, after a tumultuous – and sometimes comical – few years.
Q3 Shows Intel in Full Transition
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Data center poised to overtake client computing revenue for the chip giant.
A10 Networks on Service Providers' Industry Needs
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, and grow revenues.
YouTube Lands CBS for Unplugged – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2016  |  1 comment
Google unit signs up CBS for its planned skinny bundle OTT service, slated to launch early next year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Use Open Platforms or Die, Adtran Tells Telcos
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2016  |  2 comments
Broadband equipment vendor urges operators to back open source platform initiatives or risk going out of business.
Amazon Exploring Future as an ISP – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2016  |  5 comments
Rumor has it that Amazon may become an Internet reseller in Europe and bundle broadband access with Prime Video service.
Broadband Aloft Can Connect 1 Billion
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2016  |  3 comments
Project Loon aims to connect 1 billion in rural areas using high altitude balloons, free space optics and tunable spectrum technology.
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