Cisco CEO John Chambers may be planning to announce his retirement soon, effective in the fall.
Operator CTOs remind the industry why they're not yet ready for the mass deployment of public access small cells.
The 65 Virtual Service Edge is designed to combine the benefits of NFV with hardware located on the customer premises.
The service provider's wireless plans include small cells in the home and enterprise, an MVNO relationship, and a new LTE core using recently acquired spectrum.
Verizon has plans to employ SDN and NFV in its network, but one exec says it is behind in working through some of the associated operational challenges.
Airvana has developed a distributed LTE controller and radio node system for enterprises that takes on SpiderCloud and Ericsson's Radio Dot.
Forum's latest release focuses on urban deployment challenges, but its members are focused on understanding virtualization's role in their small cell networks.
Comcast is testing a new personal media sharing service for X1, which now uses the subscriber's cellphone number to unlock the beta features.
Ciena unveils a new platform leveraging its skills in programmable optical networking to target inter-data center connectivity, but has it done enough to excite the market?
The Internet is currently designed for expensive, high-bandwidth connections such as video. The Internet of Things doesn't need much bandwidth but needs to be inexpensive.
Carrier's AVP of small cells says it working with cable companies to lease their backhaul, and is already in deployment in some enterprise use cases.
Software profiling and offloading computational processes can help devices last up to a week between charges – say hello to the software-defined battery.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cinven acquires Spanish fiber unit; Telefónica teams up with Dolby; Dailymotion talks stall; yet more Sky sport.
The software is designed to manage physical and virtual networks.
Uber scores a $1.2 billion round and could close it out at $1.4 billion with more money from strategic investors.
The combination of APIs plus analytics is an important enabler of the hybrid cloud and is missing in today's networks, new Apigee exec says.
Of course they are all related to virtualization – what else would I write about in Nice?
Arris has announced a new CCAP customer win with Austrian cable operator Liwest Kabelmedien GmbH.
Nearly half of all non-pay-TV subscribers in the US now get Netflix, while the number of Netflix customers who also subscribe to pay-TV services is falling steadily.
Vendor says it's moving towards a full-blown NFV architecture, starting with distributed SBC trials in the third quarter.
Advances in OTN switching are helping carriers deploy flexible and viable 100G metro transport networks.
The attraction to Netconf and Yang as tools for telco network management are growing stronger.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon buys big from Huawei; Europe gets tough on data privacy; EE may exit the Carphone Warehouse.
Comments from company officials, one analyst's speculation, and other recent moves by Ciena suggest an imminent product announcement.
The pricing values the company at nearly $3B, and it's likely based on strong financials, despite a weird legal dispute with a co-founder.
Verizon has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Netflix after the online streaming company laid the blame for service slowdowns directly at the telco's feet.
Sprint and T-Mobile's coverage overlaps, while the spectrum doesn't, meaning there will be a lot of work to do if the acquisition does go through.
Cox Business becomes the third major US MSO business services unit to receive Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum, joining Comcast and TWC.
More pictures from the TM Forum's event in Nice, France.
The management of networks that incorporate virtualized functions dominated discussion at this year's TM Forum event in Nice.
Stock leaps more than 18% as vendor exceeds expectations and forecasts even better times ahead from a broadening customer base.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BBC screens World Cup in 4K; STC joins Bridge Alliance; BA in Internet talks with Inmarsat… and donkey news!
Using a catalog-driven approach to pulling resources from multiple partners in an automated fashion will make it easier to sell virtualized functions.
Nokia is buying RF filter specialist Mesaplexx to help reduce the size of its basestations.
The merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is still under regulatory review, but that hasn't stopped Comcast from filing for license transfers with the FCC ahead of the deal's approval.
News reports indicate that two carriers have agreed on broad terms of $32 billion acquisition of T-Mobile US by Sprint despite US regulatory concerns.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem IPO takes off; PCCW launches LTE TDD broadband service in London; mobile subscriber numbers fall in Russia.
Talk of an analytics acquisition fits in with the OSS firm's new strategy.
Swedish vendor is working on a carrier-grade server that could hit the market later this year.
Service providers and vendors that don't commit to NFV right now won't miss out, says Orange executive.
Director of engineering at Skype Business Operations, Patrick Hilt, has introduced a 'culture of data' at the multimedia services firm.
The waist-high Pepper household robot will go on sale in February, but start working in stores in Japan Friday.
The Portuguese MSO NOS becomes the second European company to announce deployment of Cisco's modular CCAP solution as the next-gen CCAP market continues to heat up.
Who's responsible when something goes wrong in a world of virtual functions running on commercial hardware?
Verizon Telematic's director of enterprise architecture says that the software industry is not keeping up with the M2M space, which is also in need of more standardization.
Samsung and Espial have announced a joint cable solution combining Samsung's set-top and gateway products with Espial's RDK software.
Finalists in the Leading Lights category for Company of the Year (Private) show healthy growth.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica in German negotiations; Ericsson appoints regional heads; Vodafone partners with Rogers.
There's a telecom show in Nice, France, but the best pics are to be had away from the booths...
The TM Forum is actively seeking industry input to its ZOOM project to enable NFV orchestration, but what if it went truly open source?
Dual-band LTE trials coming later this summer.
Just virtualizing things doesn't solve the basic problem of getting services to market at Internet speeds.
Network operators are taking a good look at their own operations and culture as they figure out how SDN and NFV will figure in their future, says ONF executive director and BTE keynote speaker Dan Pitt.
NFV, SDN and the changing role of standards will trigger the debate at two pre-BTE (Big Telecom Event) workshops.
Android's phenomenal market penetration has prompted alternative smartphone OS developments from Samsung and China.
Two largest US MSOs expand their commercial WiFi offerings in twin but separate moves to win more business customers and stimulate greater wireless use.
MKM Partners says that AT&T is working on a "Project Stream" broadcast LTE update for its network.
Tighter integration across the Mac, iPhone, and iPad potentially makes carriers less important.
Remote device diagnostics and support is sparking plans for other connected devices and use cases for the device data.
With its new HomeKit home automation platform, Apple is ready to compete with both cable and telecom companies and retail smart home players.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica closes pay-TV acquisition; Riedel hooks up to Viatel; Liquid Applications flow in Saudi.
Is T-Mobile the master of smile moments? Two industry figures' tips on customer-centricity sound a lot like the Magenta carrier's recent 'uncarrier' moves.
Arista Networks, MobileIron, and more could show whether the tech IPO market has got its mojo back this summer.
Google explores yet another method of getting Internet access into the hands of more of the world's population.
Operators agree on value of open source, but take different approaches to how it's going to be used.
Cloud services are in demand in Asia/Pacific, but the telcos are still finding their feet in the market.
Combining Reverb Network's centralized SON with Guavus' big data analytics platform gives operators deeper insights into the core of their network.
Carrier wastes no time in talking up WiFi calling on new Apple OS update.
Apple is diving into the Internet of Things, making another attempt to jump-start its cloud strategy, and tightening integration between Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
Analyst George Notter says that AT&T slowed its capital spending this spring.
Chinese vendor has a sizeable OSS/BSS presence and has been bolstering its software platform in an effort to attract new standalone business.
Even after all these years and all this talking, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler thinks this Net Neutrality thing hasn't been discussed enough.
Viaplay has deployed the ThinkAnalytics cloud-based content search and recommendation engine with customers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland.
Seven new cable products take the stage this year, covering a wide range of the technology spectrum.
Don Clarke, one of the leading NFV figures at BT, has jumped ship to help develop next-gen technologies for cable operators.
MSO says a one-year implementation of a 'lean and agile' framework is on its way to bringing in more than $100 million in savings.
Ericsson will completely replace the carrier's legacy systems with its Service Agility suite for billing and IT.
At the TM Forum Live! In Nice, cable operators see a real opportunity to generate more revenues from small and midsized business users.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom closes GTS deal; AlcaLu offers €1 billion in bonds.
Companies are starting to offer WebRTC-enabled services, and the network operators are – and should be – taking note.
The changes ahead will rip apart the current telecom operator culture and carriers need to be prepared.
Global service provider routers and switch revenue increased only 2% year-over-year, according to research from Infonetics, which attributes the slowdown to caution in the face of technology transformation.