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Is Brocade for Sale?
News Analysis | 10/31/2016

Broadcom is a possible suitor in a deal that could close this week.

Navigating the NFV Phase
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/31/2016

Separating fact and fiction in the brave new world of NFV.

CenturyLink Splashes $34B on Level 3 Buy
News Analysis | 10/31/2016

Deal to merge CenturyLink and Level 3 operations would create a new behemoth in enterprise telecommunications.

Ciena Unveils Its Logical Next Step
News Analysis | 10/31/2016

New WaveLogic Ai hardware is designed to improve performance and lower cost-per-bit but also exposes link information to enable network automation.

Eurobites: Telefónica Taps Symantec for IoT Security
News Analysis | 10/31/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo profits hit by foreign exchange movements; Tele2 completes acquisition of TDC Sweden; UK MPs call for national roaming.

BT's Security Boss: Tech Has No Age
Mentor Monday | 10/31/2016

Kate Kuehn, deputy CISO and head of security practice at BT Americas, shares how she went from taking phones apart to keeping networks intact and what she's learned along the way.

Is Huawei Suffering Middle-Aged Spread?
News Analysis | 10/28/2016

The seemingly unstoppable Chinese vendor looks surprisingly trim next to its traditional rivals. But is it?

AT&T Looks to Push Industry Faster to 400G
News Analysis | 10/28/2016

While products are years away, carrier is trialing 400G in metro and long-haul networks next year to speed things up, including its open router platform.

Gigabites: Et Tu, Google Fiber?
News Analysis | 10/28/2016

Alphabet's decision to back away from further Google Fiber deployments is a familiar wireline story.

Eurobites: Proximus Ups Full-Year Forecast After Perky Q3
News Analysis | 10/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria, Net Insight increase revenues in Q3; EU gets heavy with WhatsApp; Orange connects tobacco giant.

WiCipedia: Icelandic Inequality, Diminishing WiT & Presidential Impact
WiCipedia | 10/28/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: How the US presidency will affect women in tech; Icelandic women protest for gender pay equality; the downward trend of women in tech; and more.

Airtel's Mittal Begs Indian Government to Moderate Spectrum Prices
News Analysis | 10/28/2016

Indian businessman Sunil Bharti Mittal has lashed out at the government's regulation of the telecom sector.

The OTT Firms Rule Under the Waves
News Analysis | 10/28/2016

Internet giants are becoming increasingly dominant in the subsea capacity business.

Neener, Neener, Google Won't Stop Moonshots
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat and Google CEO Sundar Pichai vowed that the company's investments in machine learning, cloud and broadband are worthwhile, as are its latest forays into hardware like the new Pixel phone and Google Home device.

Level 3, CenturyLink on Verge of Merger
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications are negotiating a merger; if the two agree to a deal, it could be consummated as early as next week.

New Apple TV App Looks a Lot Like... Comcast?
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Apple announced a new Apple TV app today, and it has a lot in common with the Comcast X1 platform.

Uniti Has Massive Fiber Buildout Plans
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

New networks feature parallel conduits with 288-count fiber strands each to satisfy need for 5G, cloud-RAN network of the future.

FCC Dems Pass Broadband Privacy Rules
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

In another vote split right down the political aisle, the FCC today passed controversial new broadband privacy rules.

Arris Maintains Strong Pace in Q3
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

After reporting robust second-quarter results, Arris follows up with another strong quarter as broadband and video CPE sales jump once again.

Princeton Upskills U on Open Source Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/27/2016

Princeton Professor and returning Upskill U lecturer Nick Feamster addresses the security risks and benefits of open source software.

ZTE Grows Sales as Western Rivals Struggle
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

The smaller of China's two equipment vendors has reported healthy growth in sales and profits over the first nine months despite the tough operating environment.

WiC Radio: Sprint's Pipeline Progress
Que Sera Sarah | 10/27/2016

Sprint's VP of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco joins WiC on Wednesday, November 2, at 1PM ET to share how Sprint is tackling the three biggest pipeline pain points affecting women in comms.

Qualcomm Makes $39B Bet on NXP
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Largest-ever semiconductor deal puts smartphone chipmaker in the automotive, IoT and near-field communications businesses.

Eurobites: BT Revenue Up – But So Is Its Pension Deficit
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia CFO resigns; business revenues shrink at KPN; ADVA revenues up 30.4% in third quarter.

Mobile Edge Computing: Building a Bridge to 5G
Column | 10/27/2016

Addressing current and future app demands while laying the foundation for mobile's next big network transition.

Explaining OpenStack With Wacky Analogies
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

The right analogy can explain the complexity of OpenStack to folks who are unfamiliar with it. Or it can confuse them even more.

OpenStack Interoperability Demo Disappointingly Fails to Explode
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Sixteen vendors demonstrate they can run the same workload on different OpenStack distributions, cruelly depriving the audience of an opportunity to see more than a dozen people humiliate themselves onstage.

Telefónica Cuts Payouts to Combat Debt
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Spanish operator has made sharp reductions to dividend payments this year and next in an effort to deleverage organically.

Nokia Forecasts Sales Decline in 2017, Shares Fall
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Equipment vendor swings to net loss in third quarter amid difficult operating conditions.

Airtel Transforms IT to Meet Digitization Challenge
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Bharti Airtel has become one of the most digitally advanced companies in India.

Defining MANO: Open Source vs. Standards
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Operators see the need for both traditional SDOs and forward thinking open source projects, but the trend is to focus more heavily on the latter.

Next-Gen Calix OLT Gives Verizon an Edge
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

New Calix E9-2 product supports NG-PON2 and combines OLT with network aggregation and service edge functions.

Comcastic Quarter Proves Power of X1
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Comcast basks in the glow of X1 and its prescient decision to buy up NBC Universal more than five years ago.

Google Fiber Hits Pause Button, Scales Back
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Alphabet unit stops work in most of its early dozen 'potential fiber cities' and lays off staff as it evaluates how to proceed with gigabit rollouts in rest of US. CEO will step down.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK Hit by £4.6M Fine
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor's Q3 dented by write-downs; EC probes Czech network-sharing agreement; UK MPs examine EE's 4G emergency services contract.

Ericsson Appoints Investor AB's Ekholm as New CEO
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Wallenberg man will be expected to steer the turnaround of a business that has faced challenges on numerous fronts.

Juniper Grows Sales but Sees Margins Shrink
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Equipment maker flags pricing pressure but sees a healthy rise in third-quarter revenues.

AT&T: Getting Up to Speed for Gig & 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/26/2016

AT&T's Eric Boyer discusses the carrier's plans to boost both its wireline and wireless speeds by adding more fiber lines and getting ready for 5G.

Cost Cutting Must Continue, Says Ericsson's New CEO
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Ericsson's incoming CEO says the company must become more profitable but reveals little about his strategic vision.

AT&T CEO: We'll Move Faster to 5G Because of Time Warner Deal
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

AT&T execs say they would get a kick in the RAN to deploy 5G faster with Time Warner's video muscle onboard.

Pro Sports a Growth Market for Intel
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

New Intel Sports Group will be responsible for developing partnerships with major sports leagues to use Intel technologies to create new immersive experiences for fans.

Apple Revenues Down 9% as iPhone Sales Fall
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Meanwhile, as usual with Apple, carriers complain they can't even get new iPhone 7 models to sell.

Stop Pulling Sports Fans & Start Chasing Them
Column | 10/26/2016

Broadcasters can no longer rely on pulling audiences to the TV screen; they need to pursue their audiences on digital, wherever they are.

Hybrid CDNs Now Available to All, Courtesy of Cedexis & Varnish Software
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Cedexis and Varnish Software are aiming to help content owners create customized delivery networks by stitching together public clouds and CDNs in whatever combination makes the most sense for their business needs.

OpenStack: Small Pond, but the Big Fish Love It
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Some of the world's biggest businesses have strategic OpenStack deployments, but the market is tiny compared to proprietary public cloud giants like Amazon Web Services.

OpenStack Goes Inside Atoms, Across Galaxy
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Researchers are using OpenStack to explore the basics of atomic physics, as well as looking ahead to build a vast telescopic array that will peer across the galaxy.

Sprint: Revenue up 3%, Capex Will Rise Again
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Sprint execs explain why the operator's capex is so low right now, while CEO says AT&T-TW deal makes Sprint more 'strategic.'

If Content Is King, Then Data Is Heir to Throne
Column | 10/25/2016

Why advanced data analytics are the future for streaming video services.

GTT Applauds AT&T's New Distraction
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Competitive carrier looks to capture a bigger share of cloud connectivity market globally when incumbent players turn their focus elsewhere.

Upskill & Outsmart DDoS Attacks
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/25/2016

Arbor Networks' Gary Sockrider examines proactive countermeasures to DDoS attacks at Upskill U.

Eurobites: Italy Blesses €20B Wind/3 Italia Merger
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cloud provider was looking for something more open.

Salesforce: We Solve Telcos' Customer Identity Crisis
News Analysis | 10/24/2016

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

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

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

Who knew that gigabit service could lower your broadband bill?

Attacks Have Major Internet Sites on the Ropes
News Analysis | 10/21/2016

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

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

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

A hands-on look at Layer3 TV.

AT&T & Time Warner in Merger Talks – Report
News Analysis | 10/21/2016

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

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

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

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

The operator lost 36,000 phone customers in Q3.

Xilinx Vows to Maintain TTM Lead
News Analysis | 10/20/2016

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

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

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

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

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

Comcast is far from being just a cable company anymore.

Mainly-Mobile VimpelCom Has Big Fixed Plans
News Analysis | 10/20/2016

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

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

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

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

NTT is extending its Enterprise Cloud services to run private OpenStack as a service.

What Is Juniper Nowadays?
News Analysis | 10/20/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project Loon aims to connect 1 billion in rural areas using high altitude balloons, free space optics and tunable spectrum technology.

Engagement With Verticals Is Biggest 5G Challenge, Says ETSI
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

ETSI's CTO believes the difficulty of engaging with several vertical markets poses a risk to 5G development.

Service Provider Split Emerges Over NG-PON2 Upgrade
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

Components costs are forcing operators to look carefully at their broadband investment strategies.

SDN Champions ONF & ON.Lab Tie the Knot
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

Two groups merge into single effort on SDN, promising to combine standards and open source.

Eurobites: Vodafone to Debut NB-IoT in 2017
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top Ericsson shareholder wants to see some CEO action; Laird issues profit warning; Lufthansa bans Note 7; Telia launches VoLTE services in Norway.

Ericsson Dons Red Hat for Open Source
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

Broad partnership promises upstream-first approach to speeding open source solutions into production.

Digital Realty Goes Big in Chicago
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

New downtown data center debuts next door to existing facility, promising no-latency connections to 100-plus networks.

Meet the Future Workforce: New Faces, Expectations & Motivations
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 10/19/2016

Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.

Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part IV
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

In the fourth and final installment of the Cable Upgrade series, Light Reading examines the early decisions cable operators face as they begin the transition to new virtualized networking systems.

Liberty Global Buys Another Polish MSO
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

Liberty Global said it has laid out roughly $760 million in cash to buy the third-largest cable operator in Poland.

BT Looks Beyond G.fast With PON Trials
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

UK fixed-line operator claims PON breakthrough and hints at future rollout plans.

Upskill U Launches Cybersecurity Series With AT&T
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/18/2016

AT&T's Rita Marty examines fundamental shifts in security strategies in light of virtualization at Upskill U.

FairPoint Adds Value in the Cloud
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

New cloud-based app lets PBX and SIP Trunking customers also do more efficient customer service without the complexity and cost.

Swisscom Claims Europe's First Commercial G.fast
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

Swiss incumbent sees G.fast as a future-proof option outside more densely populated urban areas.

Australia's NBN Hits 8 Gbit/s on XG.FAST
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

Australian wholesale operator says XG.FAST could figure in its FTTC plans.

Eurobites: Nokia Takes '4.5G' Across Saudi Arabia
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia ties up with Netflix; Vodafone in Iranian exchange deal; ADVA launches fiber assurance device; German industry slow on the IoT uptake.

Interop Demo Pushes G.fast Forward
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

UNH-IOL is hosting the first major interoperability demo for G.fast this week at BBWF, with vendors including Calix and Huawei.

Content Is New Battleground for India's Telcos
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

The rollout of 4G networks is spurring rivalry in the market for content and applications.

Netflix Soars, Says No Near-Term Price Hike
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

Netflix continues to grow and consumers can rest easy that no price hikes are planned for the near future.

Cloud Rises But Overall Revenue Down for IBM
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

IBM's so-called 'strategic imperatives' &ndash comprising cloud, analytics, mobile and security &ndash are growing, but not at a great enough rate to lift the company overall.

Oh Snap! Qualcomm Unveils X50, Its First 5G Modem
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

However, the Snapdragon X50 is not expected to arrive in devices until the first half of 2018.

Rogers Still Big on Gig & IPTV
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

Despite the abrupt departure of CEO Guy Laurence, the big Canadian conglomerate will still carry out his strategy of rolling out gigabit broadband and launching IP video service.

Toward 'Fiber-Like' Wireless Broadband
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/17/2016

Fixed wireless broadband is the flavor of the month &ndash again &ndash but with a number of not-insignificant number of hurdles still to be overcome.

Can Mobile Operators Catch Rival LPWA Network Operators?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/17/2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is building excitement, but still finding some barriers hard to overcome – specifically the need for very low-cost, power-frugal and ubiquitous networking. Enter low-power, wide-area (LPWA) networking, making powerful and inexpensive long-range networks for the IoT a reality.

Rogers Says See Ya to CEO Laurence
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

Abrupt departure has Board Chair Alan Horn taking over temporarily, with ex-Telus CEO Joseph Natale expected to take over as CEO next year.

Eurobites: Egypt Clears 4G Roadblock
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and du stream VR video over '5G-ready' network; MegaFon reorganizes; Deutsche Telekom does unified communications deal.

Marcus: Own Your Ambition; Stay the Course
Mentor Monday | 10/17/2016

Author of study on women at work advises companies to identify and nurture high-potential women and for women to 'own' their ambition and make their career intentions known.

Why Vendors Face a Procurement Pitfall
LRTV Interviews | 10/17/2016

As telecom operators look to simplify their business, automate operations and become digital service providers, so their requirements and procurement processes are changing, and that provides a significant challenge for the vendor community, explain Ovum Associate Consultants Mark Newman and Jason Simpson.

Telecom Italia Plots Digital 'Overlay,' Not Transformation
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

Former state-owned monopoly says transforming its legacy IT systems would be a 'nightmare.'

G.fast to Gain Nearly 30M Subs by 2021 – Ovum
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

Market research company expects G.fast to account for about 3% of the global fixed broadband market by 2021.

VMware Ties Into Equinix Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

vCloud Air service will now be available via Equinix Cloud Exchange or by Direct Connect, depending on the location.

US Issues Total Flight Ban on Samsung Note 7
News Analysis | 10/15/2016

Passengers may not carry on the devices or put them in checked baggage, as DoT issues total flight ban.

Twitter Can't Find a Date, Just Wants to Stay Home & Binge-Watch The Bachelor
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Salesforce, Twitter's last serious suitor, has dropped out of talks to acquire the messaging service.

Gigabites: Huawei Ups D3.1 Ante to 25 Gigs
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

A Huawei prototype shows DOCSIS 3.1 speeds that reach up to 25 Gbit/s.

Colt Takes Versa on Its SD-WAN Journey
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Versa Networks scored another big customer win this week when Colt Technology Services announced it was using its gear to roll out the next phase of its SD-WAN services.

G.fast in the Spotlight
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

G.fast still has a lot to prove to its critics, but the capabilities of the technology are constantly improving, as a recent spate of vendor announcements shows.

Broadband Banter: G.fast Grows Up
LRTV Interviews | 10/14/2016

Ahead of the Broadband World Forum 2016 show in London, Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris chew the fat over the technology white knight of copper-line broadband, G.fast.

Amazon Unlimited, Alexa, AI & How to Cut Off Google at Its Knees
Brianiac | 10/14/2016

You might think Amazon's Unlimited is just another me-too streaming music service. You'd be wrong. If successful, it will be a critical tool to help slice off a fat, juicy chunk of Google's $75 billion ad business.

Comba Rides Virtualization Wave to the Edge
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

A Hong Kong antenna specialist is making waves in the field of mobile edge computing.

Windstream's SDN Push Starts at the Core
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Service provider focuses on shortening lead times for delivery of wavelength and Carrier Ethernet services over multi-vendor gear.

Eurobites: Saudis Join SoftBank's Unicorn Hunt
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Huawei in urban 5G field test; Spotify's Ek takes control; UK banks right to feel insecure about cybersecurity.

Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part III
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

In part three of our four-part series, a look at the development of software orchestration tools for virtualized cable networks.

WiCipedia: Following Women on Twitter... and on Stage
WiCipedia | 10/14/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: male techies don't follow women on Twitter; Trump stalks Hillary on stage; mansplaining gets defined; and more.

Airtel Launches Vectoring to Counter Jio FTTH Threat
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

India's biggest operator launches a high-speed fixed broadband service amid growing competition from new entrant Reliance Jio.

Samsung's Note 7 Nightmare to Hit Profits Into 2017
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

NoteGate will have an even bigger impact on profits than the company had previously indicated.

Galaxy Note Jokes Set Social Media on Fire
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

These memes are smoking.

Salesforce, Microsoft Spar Some More
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Salesforce.com revealed that it is working to integrate some of its applications with Google's, shortly after Microsoft announced the launch date for its Dynamics product.

Enemies No More: Amazon & VMware Partner on Cloud
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Enterprises will be able to run VMware workloads on the Amazon public cloud, turning private clouds into hybrid clouds.

Verizon Cuts 3,200 Jobs, Angers NY Govt, CWA
News Analysis | 10/13/2016

Verizon cuts call centers in New York and beyond.

Orange Preps ECOMP Trial in Poland, Broadens AT&T Collaboration
News Analysis | 10/13/2016

Orange is going to put ECOMP, AT&T's NFV management system, through its paces in Poland, according to senior executive.

Eurobites: Telia Promises 5G Services in 2018
News Analysis | 10/13/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT-commissioned report doubts viability of third ultrafast network; Ericsson snaffles up content for mobile VoD service; Sky maintains growth in fiscal first quarter.

End of the Road for Indian 3G?
News Analysis | 10/13/2016

The rollout of 4G in India could precipitate the demise of 3G.

Sprint Plans Global SD-WAN Launch for 2017
News Analysis | 10/13/2016

Sprint to enter the SD-WAN fray in partnership with VeloCloud.

Charter Deals Arris In on WorldBox 2.0
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Arris joins the vendor party for Charter's WorldBox set-tops.

Startup KodaCloud Adds AI to Enterprise WiFi
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Ericsson, BelAir, SpiderCloud and Vivato vets emerge with an AI-fueled take on the evergreen problem of making enterprise WiFi less of a hassle to deploy and manage.

Sprint Plots $3.5B Spectrum Sale/Lease-Back
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

As anticipated, Sprint wants to sell and lease back up to 14% of its network spectrum, to get more cash for funding the company.

US Cellular Fixin' to Test 5G With Nokia
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

The regional operator becomes the latest to test the possibility of delivering fast broadband to the home over a fixed wireless 5G connection.

Comcast Damages Go Beyond FCC's $2.3M Fine
MariNation | 10/12/2016

Customer service issues are costing Comcast a lot more than the FCC's $2.3M fine.

Beginning of the End for Ericsson?
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Ericsson is not in terminal decline, insists its acting CEO, but the vendor will struggle to escape its current downward spiral.

Colt Boasts Multi-Operator SDN Service Breakthrough
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

European operator says it has partnered with a major US operator to enable international, multi-network SDN-enabled flexible services that can be set up in minutes by one operator to run on another's network.

Eurobites: Colt Widens SD-WAN Service
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets smaller networks with management system; MTN invests in Iranian cab-hailing app; CityFibre gets cracking in Bracknell.

Windstream Puts the Person in Company Personality
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 10/12/2016

When it comes to company culture, Windstream focuses on the network and the people behind it, with an emphasis on the latter, its SVP of Carrier Operations Beth Lackey says.

Ericsson Profit Warning Sends Shares Tumbling
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Swedish vendor suffers steep falls in sales and earnings amid ongoing difficulties.

Schneider Electric Looks to Cloud to Solve Customer Identity Crisis
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Getting a complete picture of individual customers turns out to be tricky.

Virtual RAN Startup Altiostar Raises $30M
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

The Cisco-backed startup has now raised around $170M in total.

Samsung's NoteGate: Winners & Losers
Jonestown | 10/12/2016

The phablet is not so phab anymore. UPDATED 10/12 4:42PM

Broadcom Samples 64-Port 100G Switch Chips
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Broadcom announced immediate availability of its new family of 50G/100G Ethernet switches for use in data centers and in high performance computing (HPC) applications.

Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part II
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

In part two of our four-part series, a look at the incremental steps that cable companies are considering on the path to network virtualization.

How Harmonic Aims to Disrupt CCAP Market
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Plunging into Distributed Access Architecture with a virtualized, software-based product, Harmonic seeks to disrupt the reign of Arris, Casa and Cisco in cable's evolving CCAP market.

Dutch Net Neutrality Moves Signal Euro Discord
Morris Lore | 10/11/2016

Dutch take on net neutrality makes the European Commission look like the telco's best friend.

Cloud Startup Igneous Disses Private Cloud
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Igneous is offering high-capacity leased storage servers located behind the company firewall, managed over the cloud.

Equinix Gets Jiggy With Free Space Optics
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Wireless technologies including free space optics look set to play a much bigger role in Equinix's plans.

Eurobites: Telefónica Fires Up MIMO & More for 4G Boost
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 secures loan for 4G expansion; Sky invests in Caavo; CityFibre has plans for South Yorkshire; Google not facing EU tax probe, yet.

Digitalk Rides the MVNO Cloud With Affirmed
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

MVNO enabler taps Affirmed for 4G data differentation, VOIP, VoWiFi and – eventually – 5G.

Fixed Wireless Revival: Windstream Eyes New Multi-Megabit Markets in US
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Windstream to extend 39GHz last-mile fixed wireless broadband in up to 72 markets in the US.

Why Women at Work Get Mired in the Middle
Que Sera Sarah | 10/11/2016

Women often struggle to advance past middle management or end up leaving the workplace at that time, so WiC's 11th panel discussion in London next week will tackle how to get unstuck and keep moving up the corporate ladder.

DT Claims World First on NB-IoT
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

German operator activates standardized NB-IoT network in Germany.

OPEN-O Going Beyond the MANO
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

Open source orchestration effort aiming for broader end-to-end service approach that also addresses brownfield deployments.

Eurobites: ETSI Prepares for Next-Gen Future
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zeetta lands Bristol gig; Facebook hands ammunition to tax critics; Huawei invests in Nigeria.

YouTube to Lose in User-Generated Content Battle – Ovum
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

Facebook and Snapchat hold much stronger appeal in the fast-developing market for 'personal video capture,' according to analyst firm.

STEMing the Decline: Scientists Appeal to the Next Generation
Mentor Monday | 10/10/2016

Interest in STEM is waning in the younger generation, especially amongst girls, a trend that Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, founder of Science from Scientists, hopes to reverse.

Google Not Trying to Be Major Telco Rival, Says Exec
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

Search engine giant says it is does not want to be the world's ISP amid growing operator concern about its encroachment on their turf.

Netcracker Promises Risk-Free NFV for Business Services
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

Netcracker launches new capabilities it says are designed to remove the NFV risks for its operator customers.

Metaswitch, HPE Seek Integration Inspiration
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

Metaswitch's virtualized IMS is now integrated into HPE's Helion orchestration platform, with the vendors hoping both get a boost.

Rackspace: We Don't Do Colo (We Never Did)
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

The company is looking to redefine itself as a provider of services for enterprises moving to and managing clouds.

$9.3B Oracle-NetSuite Merger in Jeopardy
News Analysis | 10/7/2016

Oracle sets a final deadline for its offer after T. Rowe Price objects.

Gigabites: Westchester Gigs Out to $750M Tune
News Analysis | 10/7/2016

Westchester County plans to spend $750 million on gigabit broadband deployments throughout the cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers.

AT&T & AWS: Heavy Reading's View
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2016

AT&T and Amazon Web Services have planted flags in the ground that will shape the new landscape of collaborative partnerships for many years to come.

Verizon Wants $1B Off Yahoo Bill – Report
News Analysis | 10/7/2016

Telco looking to pay less for Yahoo following recent damaging revelations about the Internet company.

Charter Inks Warrant Deal With Arris Too
News Analysis | 10/7/2016

Charter follows Comcast in signing a deal to take a stake in Arris based on the cable company's purchase of Arris products and services.

Comcast Upskills U on Gigabit & DOCSIS 3.1
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/7/2016

Comcast's Ty Pearman and Saif Rahman tackle the challenges and benefits of DOCSIS 3.1 in a live session at Upskill U.

Eurobites: Ericsson Connects Volvo 90 Series
News Analysis | 10/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM gets its wrists slapped over emergency numbers; Spotify streams malware; K6 phone box feels the love.

WiCipedia: Hiding Gender to Slip By vs. Flaunting It to Flourish
WiCipedia | 10/7/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Melinda Gates focuses on women in tech issues; obscuring gender online article causes uproar; a new normal for how we view women; and more.

India's Auction Raises $9.8B, 700MHz Remains Unsold
News Analysis | 10/7/2016

India's multi-band spectrum auction raises far less than authorities had been hoping.

Why Cable Is Upgrading Networks Now
News Analysis | 10/7/2016

This first story in a four-part series examines the evidence of a new cable network upgrade cycle taking place, and the reasons behind the industry's latest commitment to network investments.

Comcast Prepping National IoT Network
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Comcast is preparing two smart city trials to begin before the end of this month, with plans to expand to another 28 within the next two years. The networks will rely on LoRaWAN wireless technology from Semtech.

What's First for AWS & AT&T?
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Enterprises will see end-to-end visibility of their premises-network-cloud ecosystems along with better cloud app security.

AT&T & AWS: A Powerful Combo
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Web giant and network giant combining forces on cloud services, security and IoT.

Verizon Nearing $3.5B Data Center Sale to Equinix – Report
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

US service provider is thought to be in advanced discussions with Equinix about a sale of data center infrastructure.

Google Plans Home WiFi Takeover
MariNation | 10/6/2016

The understated launch of Google Wifi has potentially large implications.

AT&T Bets on Integrating SD-WANs, MPLS
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Carrier believes most businesses will want a range of options and not simply pure-play OTT delivery of SD-WAN.

AT&T's Palmer on Minding the Skills Gap
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/6/2016

In light of virtualization and rapid technological changes in telecom, AT&T launched Workforce 2020 to reskill employees.

Eurobites: DT Bids for Top Web Hosting Firm
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk fined for data breach; DT trumpets 'multi-IoT platform'; Combes questions France's commitment to capitalism; BT and Sky in network repairs rumpus.

OpenStack 'Newton' Unites Infrastructure
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Focused on scalability, resiliency and improved user experience for the popular open source cloud platform.

2020 Vision – Meet Us in Rome!
LRTV Documentaries | 10/6/2016

Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit is heading to the Eternal City, where the key leaders from the communications networking community will ask and answer the industry's toughest questions.

Say What Now? Samsung Buys Into AI Assistants With Viv
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Samsung is busting into the AI assistant market, buying the startup created by the people that made Siri.

It's OpenStack or Vendor Lock-In, Says AT&T
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Telco resistance to OpenStack is crumbling, says AT&T's Sorabh Saxena, as companies realize there is no realistic alternative.

Is VMware Partnering With Archrival Amazon?
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

Three years after VMware said it should be able to clobber Amazon in the cloud, the two companies are partnering, according to a report.

Heavy Reading: OSS Reality Sinks In for CSPs
Coyne’s Corner | 10/5/2016

There are still no final answers as to how they will manage their new virtualized networks alongside the legacy networks and OSS.

Who's in the Media Merger Hunt?
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

Rumors of Twitter and Netflix buyouts abound.

AT&T Joins SD-WAN Fray
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

Network operator says its service will be different from the many on the market via multiple access types, integration into AT&T cloud.

The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2016

The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.

Is Big Switch Prepping for an IPO?
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

The company hired its first CFO, often the sign that it's getting ready for an initial public offering.

Upskill U on Gigabit Smart Cities With US Ignite
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/5/2016

Next on Upskill U, US Ignite's Joe Kochan examines the growth of smart cities underpinned by advanced networks and gigabit services.

How to See Clearly Through the Workplace Gender Lens
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 10/5/2016

There are differences in how men and women experience culture in the workplace, and Vodafone America's Megan Doberneck explains how to create one that benefits everyone.

Eurobites: Altice Can't Have All of SFR
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals seeks pensions advice; Orange gets approval for bank buy; Nokia looks to improve basestation efficiency with Eta acquisition.

Indian Telcos Ignore Premium 700MHz, 900MHz Spectrum
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

India's operators are avoiding pricier spectrum bands in a government auction that could spur consolidation in the market.

Google's New Dream: Pixel, VR & an AI Assistant With Smarts
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Can Google take on Apple and Samsung with a smartphone that has an AI assistant at its heart and easy VR integration?

OSM Quick on First Release Trigger
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Open Source MANO group gets its first set of code out the door, tackling practical problems in a rapid-fire way.

Google Home Could Be Pay-TV's Nightmare
MariNation | 10/4/2016

Google unveiled its one-two TV punch with the launch of Google Home and the Chromecast Ultra.

Juniper Pushes Security Into Network Interior
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

The networking vendor extends its security platform to go beyond guarding the network edge to automate enforcing policies at the switch level

HPE Fails to Deliver at Swisscom – Sources
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Swisscom needs more NFV firepower than HPE can deliver, according to industry sources.

Equinix: NFV Needs Business Process Standards
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2016

The data center operator is maintaining an open environment to support multiple connections, but business processes to do that are lacking.

Eurobites: Ericsson Confirms Swedish Job Cuts
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft rolls out its European cloud; Interoute provides airline support; Apple Pay reaches Russia.

AT&T Getting Business VNFs to Market Faster
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Company says it's capitalizing on its integrated cloud architecture and underlying SDN to speed reach and quantity of enterprise services.

Reader's Poll: 5G Will Be Here in 2020
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

LR readers say that 2020 really is the date when actual, commercial 5G service will start.

EC Rules to Narrow Tech Options for Telcos
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Despite a commitment to technology neutrality, European regulators expect operators to focus their broadband efforts on a small selection of high-speed technologies.

Google Fiber Now a Wireless ISP!
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

Google Fiber closes on Webpass acquisition, taking on the startup company's fixed wireless technology and 'tens of thousands' of broadband customers.

GOP Fails to Block Transfer of Net-Naming Operation
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

The task of assigning Internet addresses officially passed from US government control to the private sector over the weekend, after one last hail-Mary legal maneuver by opponents to prevent the transfer was batted down.

Cloud4Wi Wants to Own Managed WiFi
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

Cloud4Wi believes many broadband providers will choose their technology partners to support new managed WiFi services within the next year.

Level 3: Analytics Are Key for SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2016

Level 3's Dave Siegel discusses the company's wide use of analytics, including its importance in SD-WAN services.

Nokia: Why Web Scale Alone Can't Win
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

The web-scale movement is global, but networking power in the near future will depend on local infrastructure, and that says a lot about who will win and who will lose in the next Internet era.

Consumer Privacy Still an Elusive Goal
Rewired | 10/3/2016

AT&T pulls back from offering Gigapower customers a chance to protect their privacy for a price, even as FCC considers making it mandatory.

Netrounds' Loffler Paves a Road to Self & Service Assurance
Mentor Monday | 10/3/2016

Netrounds' Kaela Loffler shares how she went from measuring fungal lesions to virtualized service assurance and why comms is exactly where she wants to be.

Eurobites: Brussels Gunning for Google Over Android Dominance
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky plugs virtual reality app; Facebook plans Danish data center; 100G upgrade for Libyan connection; CityFibre picks a partner in the Midlands.

BT's Break-Up Could Trigger Euro Panic
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

The structural separation of BT could be as troubling as the prospect of Scottish independence in other parts of Europe.

Telefónica & Huawei Debut LatAm Public Cloud
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

Telefónica launched its new Open Cloud public cloud service and Cloud Server services in Chile, Brazil and Mexico thanks to a partnership agreement with Huawei that's focused on migrating IT services to the cloud.

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