As new players rapidly disrupt the communications industry, John Donovan says AT&T and its enterprise customers must be willing to take risks and adapt a data-driven mentality to drive innovation.
Verizon unveils NG-PON2 commercial deployment plans.
Enterprises can use Google's own network to connect their on-premises networks with Google Cloud Platform.
Can Apple lean on Intel – and maybe MediaTek – to replace key supplier Qualcomm?
It's about building an abstraction layer. But that's easier to do with packet networks than with optical.
The Jupiter undersea cable, which is being built by NTT with help from Amazon, Facebook and others, is looking to connect Asia with the US and boost the ability to deliver cloud services.
Scott, Jamie and Iain chat about Broadband World Forum and Amazon brand loyalty.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN talks tough to Turkcell; Orange gets caffeine boost; has the UK reached 'peak phone'?
While Microsoft is growing 90% year-over-year, Amazon Web Services remains bigger than its five next competitors – combined.
New Hub option pulls together contextual information from multiple places, including social media, IMs, emails and chats.
But that doesn't mean this is the end of the line for M&A negotiations between the third- and fourth-largest US mobile operators.
AT&T's Anne Chow discusses her leadership philosophy, approach to navigating business transformations and why she thinks more women should pursue the C-suite.
Score up another big win for Microsoft, as petro-giant Chevron establishes Microsoft Azure as its primary cloud provider.
The new Calix EXOS operating system lets third-party products and applications onto an on-premises managed network, but also layers in connectivity management, analytics, security and more.
Operator teams with Tech Mahindra on new open AI framework to be hosted by Linux Foundation, develops own internal microservices supplier platform.
Join us next week in NYC as Heavy Reading tackles key issues regarding how to connect radios, cell sites, controllers and edge data centers to services, content and applications.
Ericsson has embarked on a 5G land grab in China that could damage its short-term margins. The question is whether it will pay off in the long run.
By collecting and acting on data in real time, businesses can move fast enough to beat the competition.
CenturyLink got final approval from the FCC on Monday.
The cloud and the Internet of Things are closely tied together. In a special report, Enterprise Cloud News looks at how the cloud is protecting IoT.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain sees Q3 revenues and net income decline; Intracom virtualizes WiFi services; Ericsson stays friendly in Entel.
A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could help to address the gap between the US and its global peers on mobile broadband speeds.
Ericsson's live NFV deployments at Telstra and Swisscom are a boon to Pluribus, the startup with SDN that powers the Ericsson Cloud.
The Wave 2 APs convert to subscription-based pricing as Cisco spreads intent-based networking to the wireless portfolio.
This week in our WiC roundup: 02 offers senior-level returnships; meet a 'future me'; and 'Don't make money for a**holes.'
Dapper fashions and race wheels were the order of business at Tibco's user conference, along with data integration, analytics and the cloud. See the sights on our photo slideshow.
Telstra TV Goes Hybrid with New Roku-Powered 4K HDR Service
United needed to integrate eight or nine different, and sometimes conflicting, sources of flight information, to minimize the pain of delays on passengers.
Some industrial customers want GE to bundle connectivity with its Predix IIoT software.
Mobile networks will transform from now through 2020, more than since the inception of 2G. New 4G capabilities will trigger some of that, however, 5G both enables and encourages more fundamental change.
Convinced of its technical superiority, Google CEO says the only challenge now is scaling up to meet customer demand.
Qualcomm employee tweets pic of 'first 5G smartphone.'
Another quarter, another set of growth numbers: AWS sales were up 42% in Q3, while Azure grew by 90%.
Charter will launch gigabit services with DOCSIS 3.1 in the next couple of months.
The adoption of open source technologies by the industry's telcos could spell the demise of its equipment suppliers in their current role.
By its own admission, Tibco's tools are powerful but tough to use. The company is looking to its cloud platform to fix that.
And that's why it's betting so heavily on broadband.
Twilio and the like are cleaning up selling communications platform as-a-service offerings - two vendors say CSPs can as well.
New research from Mintel appears to contradict conventional wisdom, saying that cord-cutting is driven by income rather than by age or OTT services.
After a brief 'time out' for Predix, GE gets back on track fleshing out its IoT platform and reaching out to the clouds.
Press reports suggest that India's sixth-biggest operator will shut down most of its business in a further indication of the turmoil that grips the market.
New Device Layer capabilities, combined with previously available service provider and enterprise network monitoring, gives ThousandEyes Path Visualization the ability to provide end-to-end performance monitoring.
It's been a hot topic in the fixed access sector for a number of years already, but Gfast is still making waves at this year's Broadband World Forum. Plus other broadband news.
After agreeing to a deal with AWS, GE is now partnering with Microsoft to brings its Predix IoT management platform to Azure.
Finnish vendor records sharp growth in net income thanks to a licensing deal but forecasts another decline in the networks market in 2018.
A new 40-page report co-authored by seven analysts shows why network operators have to get on with automation or see themselves become irrelevant.
The era of cable small cells is about to arrive.
Australia's NBN has come under attack from the country's prime minister as it struggles to make a return.
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
A summary of Netflix-related news from the past week.
Remember when telco TV was a good business?
Google, seeking enterprise cloud cred, lands a major ally.
Eager to gain enterprise momentum, Google Cloud Platform latches on to Cisco and its massive installed base.
Sprint didn't hold a Q2 earnings call, thus dodging questions about a T-Mobile merger and the potential loss of 20,000 jobs.
Also upgrading Azure Container Registry to allow users to scale containers across Azure's global footprint.
With customers shifting to the cloud, SugarCRM is looking to move updates faster through its cloud product, although it will continue to support the on-premises version into the foreseeable future.
As the company expands its customer base, it's looking to the open source cloud platform to keep up with demand without having to add new hardware.
Cloud-based services can help to improve the broadband experience for consumers, says Huawei.
Q3 results mildly miss, and AT&T's CFO preaches for a 'once in a generation' chance at tax reform.
Juniper Networks reported third-quarter financial numbers that were in-line with analysts' expectations, but the company's cloud concerns, especially around switches, is likely to continue.
Heavy Reading has just released a report on the coming automation age and how it will affect telecom industry ecosystems.
AT&T thinks open source software is here to stay, and that means some vendors will have to reinvent their business models.
A new proposed rule would tilt 5G's 3.5GHz spectrum allocation in a way the major US carriers have favored, much to Google's chagrin.
The future of 'optical white box' was a topic of discussion, debate and some confusion at Light Reading's recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver.
Caching vendor Qwilt and CDN Limelight today announced an integrated solution to bring content closer to the end-user and improve QoE.
Tivo's not giving up on retail hardware yet.
As DDoS attacks get bigger and badder, carriers like Windstream have begun offering mitigation services in the cloud.
Polish operator and other service providers highlight the need for more advanced fixed-line infrastructure as they start to plan for the launch of 5G services.
Ericsson works with US Cellular on 28GHz 5G trials in rural and suburban Wisconson.
Some of the world's largest service providers have complained that equipment costs for the emerging NG-PON2 standard remain far too high.
Software-based approach enables cloud deployment and rapid scaling of SD-WAN services for enterprise customers.
Best known as the home of Kubernetes, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is also adopting two open source security projects designed to protect containers.
Jyoti Bansal's new startup provides automated testing designed to reduce application deployment times from weeks to hours.
Fifth software release from OPNFV integrates Kubernetes, cloud-based OpenStack and continuous integration.
Microsoft is looking to bring Cray's supercomputing abilities to its Azure public cloud to assist with scientific research and other developments including AI and analytics.
Takeover would solidify Cisco's position as a leader in the market for unified communications services.
If there isn't a master plan behind Google's creation of Kubernetes, maybe there ought to be.
10-Gig ISP Rocket Fiber talks about why it's getting into the pay-TV business and how.
Sprint follows suit shortly afterwards on Monday morning.
Cisco is looking to expand its reach into cloud-based UC thanks to a $1.9 billion deal for BroadSoft.
Google's latest effort at world domination includes Kubernetes, at least according to one theory.
A growing concern in IT is what skills are needed as infrastructure shifts to the cloud? There are no specific 'cloud courses,' but there are ways to take existing skills within IT and get your projects done.
As Executive in Residence for VentureLabs, Virginia Balcom helps startups hone their marketing strategy - a critical, but often overlooked step in product and market validation.
Join Women in Comms on Nov. 1 in London for a luncheon geared towards men and how they can be important allies for women in the workplace.
Even Verizon's updated Fios TV product appears to be in trouble.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson lands media deal with Fox; Telecom Italia approves Canal+ deal; Arqiva plots flotation.
New collaboration will focus on helping service providers migrate their IT operations to the AWS cloud along with edge computing and IoT.
HPE says it's no longer selling custom servers for hypercloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft - eight big companies in all.
DAA forced Arris and Cisco into each other's booths at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo... and other tales of cable fun.
Swedish vendor is rolling out artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies in its service delivery business, which suffered hefty cuts in the recent third quarter.
The Ultra-Broadband Forum is an annual event organized by the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei.
With a strong debut, MongoDB shows how powerful the combination of cloud, open source and digital transformation is.
Swedish equipment maker draws attention to gains at its networks division but continues to face a huge turnaround challenge.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN boss to step down next April; EU gets tough on OTTs and privacy; more UK spectrum auction ructions.
NTT and Formula 1 team McLaren-Honda are taking their technology partnership to the track at this weekend's US Grand Prix in Austin.
The definition of voice services is widening beyond phone calls, even into IoT. That calls for a more open approach to product development, Ian Maclean of Metaswitch argues.
This week in our WiC roundup: The New York Times creates a new diversity position; Instagram's COO advises 'get your foot in the door'; sexism scandals rile Hollywood and Sacramento; and more.
Operators and broadcasters in central and eastern Europe remain sanguine about the threat from OTT services.
The cloud presents security threats that are different from on-premises IT.
Perspica will join AppDynamics, which Cisco acquired earlier this year, to help enterprises improve application performance in real time.
At its user show in New York City, AppDynamics executives offered a glimpse into how the company plans to integrate more with parent company Cisco.
Verizon is now using 50% of its available spectrum portfolio for 4G, expects to refarm PCS and launch AWS-3 in 2018.
Bedeviled by huge debts and rock-bottom tariffs, India's telecom industry is shrinking fast.
Nielsen, the company that tracks TV viewership in the US, has added a new product that tracks Netflix viewing.
Chinese vendor and Belgian operator say they have carried out Europe's first pre-5G trials of massive MIMO based on FDD technology.
Associate CIO Bill Hudson wants to reduce the organization's data center to a size small enough to fit in his office.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia sales slide in Q3; Tele2's don't; Swisscom brings cloud giants on board; Telekom Austria buys into e-sports.
Services strategy builds on new access footprint, global Internet backbone and push to hit $1 billion in revenues.
Liberty Global is a quad-play operator in Europe and beyond, and CEO Mike Fries has the wisdom of experience in mobile to share.
Sprint & T-Mobile aren't expected to announce any immediate sales or spectrum divestments as part of the conditions for their much anticpated merger.
In contrast to Ericsson and Nokia, ZTE sees profits growing thanks to carrier networks and consumer products.
At Dockercon Europe, IBM and Docker on expanding their container relationship with a focus on public cloud.
What if DOCSIS networks could provide the backhaul capacity necessary for 4G and future 5G wireless networks?
ONUG wants to rebrand a bit and focus more on security and analytics going forward in an era of hybrid cloud.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia links up with Bosch on IoT; Arcep wants to be alerted; ETSI adopts connected-car smartphone standard.
New research from Heavy Reading's Video Transformation Advisory Board (VTAB) addresses a number of key issues facing operators offering video services.
New Business iQ software measures customer satisfaction and revenue through mobile, web, Internet of Things and more.
Japanese operator partners with Lendlease on a joint towers venture that says it is targeting $5 billion in infrastructure assets in the medium term.
The exit of so many foreign telcos from the Indian market raises tough questions about the future of the industry.
As telcos try to emulate their Internet rivals, the industry looks set to set lose many of its current employees.
Cloud was up 25%, but revenues keep declining.
Companies building out fiber networks to support intelligence closer to the customer face daunting processes, not to mention high prices for permits and access.
What does automation mean for the carrier community? We need to talk about this...
After issuing a homegrown 5G spec, Verizon is migrating to 3GPP-based 5G tests starting in 2018.
...as the chipmaker preps its X50 modem for a year of 5G smartphone development in 2018.
Japanese broadcaster NHK announces the launch of the world's first 8K channel in December 2018.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Investor AB increases its stake in Ericsson; Com Hem profits up in Q3; new boss for NEC Europe.
As enterprise IT faces pressure to shift toward innovation, Cisco is looking to help shoulder the burden of everyday maintenance.
Startup Instana is officially releasing its first APM offering this week at Dockercon Europe, adding automation and AI into the DevOps process.
LONDON, 10/17/2017 - Video content monetization; Jamie returns from the Nordics; this week's corporate dramas; and more.
Once again, Netflix outperforms in its quarterly earnings report.
Maybe the last significant container holdout to announce Kubernetes support?
REDWOOD CITY, 10/16/2017 - Arlen Frew discusses the latest security innovations Nominum is working on, from credential threats to encryption theft secured by their latest software that monitors Internet activity and potential malware within a group of employees.
The FCC chair could mean bad news for Net Neutrality and interconnection disputes, panelists at Incompas say.
Cable access will be a big topic again, with DAAs, virtualization and managed WiFi all on the Cable-Tec docket.
Ranking Democrat on key House committee warns that new attitudes in DC go beyond concern to 'worry' status and need action now.
Cable is well on the path to meeting 5G backhaul and small cell requirements; however, cable may face competition from mobile network operators (MNOs) and find challenges in technology and regulation limitations.
Authorities in the UK will make awards of up to GB pound 5 million to parties that win an upcoming 'testbeds and trials' competition.
Now Qualcomm is trying to stop manufacturing of the iPhone in China, and cut Apple off from more than 20% of its global sales.
German operator's Access 4.0 project, if approved, could help it to reduce the expense of building higher-speed fiber networks.
The 96-year-old company has a hybrid estate, but sees the cloud as where future innovation is going.
The shift to cloud is turning unified communications into the next hot service for enterprises as the UCaaS market continues to expand.
Dr. Alissa Johnson, the CISO of Xerox, believes that printers are part of the IoT ecosystem, and that's where the security concerns start.
At the recent IoT Congress show in Barcelona, Google put the spotlight on its public cloud offering, and how that is helping to fuel more interest in IoT, as well as edge computing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du trials Nokia's SDAN on NG-PON; Nokia unveils wireless PON offering; UK study bigs up AI's business potential.
AT&T's Marachel Knight shares her insight on how she developed resiliency in the face of challenges, and how cohesive teams helped her overcome those obstacles.
Pay-TV providers should focus on four key areas to bring employees and customers along for the ride.
Now that CableLabs and ETSI have begun defining standards, interfaces and software-based network elements, how will the industry proceed with virtualizing the cable architecture?
The Gluon library aims to distill artificial intelligence down to the steps of normal programming, putting the technology within reach for more developers.
US operator emphasizes the need for progress in key virtualization areas to meet emerging customer demands.
The last thing the shrinking communications networking industry would seem to need is more working groups or associations, yet new ones are sprouting.
Recent scandals at large tech companies show the industry's problems treating women fairly, but also reveal much less public tolerance of sexism.
Who's to blame in the skinny bundle wars?
Italian operator launches commercial NB-IoT services across most of the country, giving a further boost to the cellular standard.
Juniper announced this week that it would miss earnings estimates as its cloud business hits a downturn.
At an event in New York City, BMC laid out an ambitious agenda that included multi-cloud, machine learning and a new partnership with AWS.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eutelsat acquires Noorsat for $75 million; Orange partners with Ciena and Akamai for vCDN; Finns go ga-ga for mobile gigabytes.
A 20 cent, disposable radio for IoT? It's coming soon, says Sigfox's CMO
Sure, blockchain is over-hyped. But don't let that distract you from its practical value.
This week in our WiC roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the Valley; and more.
Analytics is all very well, but NetScout's Vikram Saksena says data needs to be intelligently reduced down to something truly useful.
The merger will be the second-biggest deal announced in India's telecom market this year, and represents a lifeline for Tata.
Taking the pulse of NFV and SDN deployments.
The Application-Centric Infrastructure now reaches its tentacles across multiple data centers.
Could be good news for Arista, says MKM Partners.
In a regulatory filing Wednesday, AT&T said it expects to shed nearly 400,000 DirecTV and U-verse TV subscribers in the third quarter.
At its solutions partner event this week, AT&T unveiled wholesale versions of its FlexWare and wireless backup service offerings.
The open source Grafeas and Kritis projects are designed for securing and certify modern, complex software rollouts.
Alibaba will invest $15 billion over the next three years in a variety of research and development projects.
ACI 3.0 expands the SDN platform's multi-site capabilities for the SDN platform, stepping on the toes of another Cisco DCI option.
The shift to cloud computing is changing the way business is done. Now, the CFOs and their finance teams are seeing a benefit in cloud as well.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands networks deal in Iraq; Ericsson surveys 5G readiness; LoRaWAN collaboration.
Having developed a platform for monetizing newspaper content online, Google has now set its sights on monetizing online advertising for broadcasters.
Although many service providers have already deployed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology and believe it is an integral part of their business, a clear path to vendor success and long-term revenue isn't yet visible.
CenturyLink's $34B purchase of Level 3 Communications is apparently very close to being cleared for take-off.
French telecom incumbent is ready to embark on a more widespread rollout of NFV using technology from a handful of suppliers.
Ahead of SCTE, we look at cable's ongoing efforts to shift to a distributed architecture. Is 2018 the year that DAA deployments take off?
ShiftLeft's service scans application source code for normal behavior and detects and remdiates deviations that might indicate possible attacks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom bets on smart parking; Vivendi tries to settle pay-TV dispute; balloon goes up for EE.
Saar Gillai heads up a company that speeds personalized information from cloud providers to users.
LR hears that Google has rate-limited its new Pixel 2 flagship, much as Apple reportedly throttled the iPhone 8.
The international operator has plans to automate its network management and unify its NFV architecture in 2018.
DENVER, 10/11/2017 - Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T.
A new TIP working group will look at using machine learning and AI to improve network management.
Chinese operator is poised to migrate to 'thousands' of edge data centers as it makes preparations for the launch of 5G.
DT exec Klaus Martiny thinks ONAP and ETSI could be quite a mix.
Team of companies belonging to both groups will work on making sure LSO interfaces match ONAP needs at key north-south and east-west connections.
Vodafone's new head of virtualization is already fed up with vendors refusing to play ball and act like grown-up cloud community players.
Cable R&D group completes key physical layer stage of latest DOCSIS spec, which will enable operators to offer symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds for the first time.
Dell Technologies is looking to leverage all parts of the company as part of a big push into the Internet of Things.
Wait, what? Another ETSI group?? Major vendors and operators collaborate to form a 'zero-touch' networking group at ETSI, but not everyone thinks that's a good move.
Telcos are increasingly focused on automating their networks, but complexity represents a major challenge, said industry executives in The Hague this week.
New software development kits for its LSO Presto and Sonata interfaces build on work done by operator members to speed interconnection.
Verizon's Fred Oliveira explains how the industry needs to focus more on automation in NFV orchestration and less on managing individual network elements.
DENVER, 10/10/2017 - Verizon's Fred Oliveira addresses challenges to NFV orchestration, including the amount of time spent managing individual network elements.
German incumbent says its new goal is to build networks that can be managed without human intervention.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
The Sri Lankan operator wants to be a 5G pioneer in South Asia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom hawks its telco cloud; UK government in the dock over BT 'state aid'; T-Systems and Huawei give Kone a connectivity lift.
IBM is looking to add more machine learning and deep learning into the big data analytics process by combing its Data Science Experience and PowerAI platforms.
In a cable first, WOW is virtualizing its cable access network with the help of Nokia's virtualized Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA) technology.
Salesforce IoT Explorer Edition is designed to give enterprises a way to get started using IoT data to improve customer outcomes.
The Linux Foundation, along with the Hyperledger Project, are launching a training and certification course for blockchain.
The Light Reading sandwich makes an appearance once more as Scott is joined by Ray and Iain.
The Nokia CEO tells Craig Matsumoto why telcos need to find new opportunity in 5G and why the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition succeeded.
Ericsson's ConsumerLab releases findings from its most recent wave of research.
New services are taking hold, as businesses overcome their trepidation over virtualization and the technology matures, says Jim Sabey.
The company standardized on Oracle business applications to simplify internal operations as it looks to revolutionize the manufacturing industry.
DENVER, 10/9/2017 - BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mobile viewing to rocket, says Ericsson; Qualcomm offers sweeteners to EU for NXP deal; Deutsche Telekom announces new CEO for enterprise arm.
As the new GDPR privacy and data rules loom in the European Union, VMware sees cloud and security adoption increasing.
CenturyLink's Bill Walker is an IT guy, tasked with helping transform a legacy telco. He shared some very practical ideas about how to do that – notes from the trenches, as it were – in this video interview.
Christine Podraza, VP and head of Fujitsu's Optical Business Unit, shares lessons she's learned over the course of her career as she's gone from learning to earning to returning.
Nomination comes after former chairman Leif Johansson said he would not seek re-election under apparent shareholder pressure.
As enterprises spread applications across multiple clouds, they need ways to maintain visibility and control, Ixia's Jeff Harris argues.
Going deep on how MIMO underpins the development of 5G.
The third release of Open Source MANO's software drops on Monday, featuring new features, and a more detailed architecture.
The OTT video leader has raised its prices for the first time in three years according to reports.
CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his insights on how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, and convert COs to data centers.
Swedish vendor will cut 130 jobs in Ireland as part of a broader cost-cutting strategy designed to restore profitability.
Amazon Web Services scored a major cloud deal with GE.
Bristol-based SDN startup also gets access to BT's labs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt expands Asia-Pacific network with Ciena; Telefonica integrates security features with Microsoft Azure; Ofcom clamps down on broadband ads.
This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders face Twitter harassment; Amazon needs a new opener; Oracle has lawsuit battle ahead; and more.
Larry Ellison rants, networked cars look cute, dogs nap, and more!
Cisco explains why Altice may not need to deploy fiber to the home in the US after all.
DevOps, AI, NFV and other technologies will help automate the network, but organizations need to start working on that transition right away, Juniper's Sumeet Singh argues.
GTT's Kevin Sahim explained the challenges legacy WAN architectures present to achieving interoperability as operators seek to develop a smarter enterprise WAN.
The demise of Tata Teleservices would mark the first disappearance of a Tata Group business in 150 years.
To become a smart city, New York wants to change its relationship with the telecom industry.
Telecom Italia seems like an incongruous part of the Vivendi empire, and yet Vivendi is now its effective controller. Just what is the French company planning?
Facebook is now the second-largest online distributor of video, according to new research from Ampere Analysis.
Operator releases hardware abstraction framework for XGS-PON into Open Networking Foundation, supporting multivendor OLTs.
Oracle is fundamentally ignorant of the security market, Splunk says, after the Oracle chairman, chief technology officer and co-founder took aim at Splunk in a keynote address this week.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials LTE-M; Telenor creates cloud unit with Cisco; Ekinops completes OneAccess buy.
When it comes to the cloud, the right skills can matter a lot to IT pros, as well as developers.
DENVER, 10/5/2017 - Sprint's Jill Stark explains her approach to leading a diverse team, and encourages women to take risks in furthering their careers.
Finnish vendor is to supply its SDN-based virtualized services platform to China's second-largest property insurance company.
THe CES and GSMA tell LR that they are monitoring the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas and ongoing separatist protests in Barcelona respectively.
At the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talked innovation, disruption, AI and working with AWS.
FCC chairman proposes advancing up to $77 million in USF funds to service providers in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands to finance emergency network repairs.
New One Talk capabilities target midsized and multi-site businesses with collaboration tools built right into the Verizon Wireless network.
Reports from the focus group based Thought Leadership Council cut through the hype to reveal what CSP executives are really thinking.
Ailing Swedish vendor is now looking at merging Abentel with Spain's Dominion as a way of boosting profitability.
New research from Digi-Capital finds that mobile AR will be the fastest-growing segment in the AR/VR space.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU takes Ireland to court over Apple's missing tax millions; Zain deploys Openwave in Saudi Arabia; Proximus strikes FTTH deal.
Salesforce is preparing to expand its Financial Services Cloud into the retail banking space.
Oracle's feisty co-founder says automation is required to fight off cyber attacks, and fortunately Oracle has just the tool to do it.
Profits are disappearing, debts are mounting and yet India's biggest operators are still forced to maintain their legacy networks. Something must change, says the boss of one of India's biggest operators.
Uber could receive up to $1.25 billion from SoftBank as it continues to fight regulatory opposition to its activities.
SAN FRANCISCO, 10/4/2017 - Durga Malladi, SVP of Engineering from Qualcomm, discusses how momentum continues to build around Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology with growing ecosystem support.
SAN FRANCISCO, 10/4/2017 - Ixia's senior product manager, Charles Seifert, sits down with Light Reading editor-in-chief Craig Matsumoto to talk about the recent launch of the world's first 400GE testing solution, which garnered multiple Best of Show awards at Interop Tokyo 2017.
Regulators could put the brakes on Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade, and Arris's acquisition of Brocade's Ruckus Wireless assets.
Network automation startup Apstra launched AOS 2.0, which integrates automation of operations across the underlay and overlay network infrastructures in data centers.
Gartner released new figures that show IT spending is set to grow about 4% over the next year, thanks to enterprise spending more on cloud.
Oracle is revamping its IaaS offering with more compute, storage and networking options as the company looks to challenge AWS more head-on.
Sales, supply chain, human resources and other enterprise apps make their own connections between data and try to anticipate user needs.
Steve Saunders sits down with RIFT.io CTO Matt Harper to learn how a bunch of telecom veterans are tackling the core issues behind NFV.
Finnish vendor exposes its analytics capabilities to operators that do not want to spend heavily on their own analytics infrastructure.
Nokia's diversification into high-growth enterprise markets is starting to pay off, says the company's global services boss.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the lack of standards - as well as uncertainty about its revenue potential - is a major source of frustration for communications service providers (CSPs).
'Custom roles' gives cloud administrators the ability to give users the permissions they need to do their jobs – and only those permissions.
CenturyLink has approval from the US Department of Justice to acquire Level 3, but it will have to divest itself of some of Level 3's nationwide fiber assets.
LONDON, 10/3/2017 - Our team of talkative telecoms trouble-makers turn their skeptical gaze onto the turmoil at the top of TIM this week, where Vivendi is exercising far more control than its 24% shareholding would seem to allow.
New technology from the University of Lancaster could replace remote controls with 'gesture control.'
New version of Apstra Operating System helps enterprises 'cloudify' their legacy data centers.
GE is about ready to fully deploy its Predix platform, along with Asset Performance Management software, to its own facility to ensure the flow of electricity doesn't stop.
India's fifth-biggest operator may have to resort to the sale of some valuable assets to pay off debts after calling off a merger with local rival Aircel.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Zain trial NB-IoT in Saudi Arabia; fiber boost for Sweden; taxi for Uber's UK boss!
Amazon Web Services is the undisputed leader of public cloud, and at the Gartner Symposium AWS chief Andy Jassy offered a window into how that happened.
SAN JOSE, 10/3/2017 - Xilinx discusses product details of their Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family, which integrates multi-giga-sample RF data converters and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) into an All Programmable SoC architecture.
Amazon and SAP say Larry Ellison's claims against them are baloney.
Seeking to help small and midsized cable operators compete in the OTT video market, vendor introduces app-based streaming video service to deliver local broadcast and cable channels.
First-gen virtual network functions were still vertically integrated but combining next-gen disaggregation with open source will pay off.
Artificial intelligence is thought to be destroying jobs. However, Gartner analysts believe that the only way to fill important IT positions for security and IoT is through AI.
Oracle is offering blockchain as a cloud service, while SAP plans to integrate blockchain into its Internet of Things, manufacturing and digital supply chain solutions.
Threat of blackouts still looms large in programming negotiations.
In examining the 'good, the bad and the ugly' of NFV, Masergy's Ray Watson likened progress to the unpredictable toddler growth stage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Microsoft combine on industrial IoT; BT lands Sky Ireland broadband deal; Proximus acquires app development company.
Automation is one of those buzzwords that CIOs are starting to pay attention to. However, before you automate all your IT processes, think about the people first.
India has until now been regarded as a technology follower, rather than a technology pioneer. But its government and operators hope to change all that with 5G.
Oracle OpenWorld attendees are rapt as Larry Ellison delivers Sunday's keynote.
Latest network-sharing deal in Europe will boost Vodafone Portugal's FTTH footprint by nearly 50%.