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Layer3 TV: 1TB Data Caps Are Too Low
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2016  |  2 comments
One-terabyte broadband data caps are widely seen as generous, but new service provider Layer3 TV points out how and why they'll be anti-competitive in the near future.
Uber Eyes New Vertical Markets
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2016  |  6 comments
The dotcom darling is looking at ways of using its data on vehicles and passenger journeys to enter new vertical markets.
Eurobites: BT Frozen Out of UK's 2.3GHz Spectrum Auction
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook hiring in the UK; Nokia manages drones in UAE; bringing SIM cards back to life in Ghana.
Symantec to Acquire LifeLock in $2.3B Deal
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2016  |  3 comments
Symantec continues its cybersecurity push with a takeover it says will create the world's biggest consumer security business.
Clearfield CEO Takes Fiber to the Glass Cliff
Mentor Monday  | 
11/21/2016  |  1 comment
Cheri Beranek shares how she drove a successful financial and cultural transformation at Clearfield, despite the challenges she inherited at the struggling company.
Measuring Mobile Gaming QoE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/21/2016  |  1 comment
Huawei has announced a new approach to measuring the quality of a user's gaming experience.
ARM Takes Security Smarts Into IoT
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2016  |  Post a comment
UK chip designer is focused on the development of new security offerings as part of its IoT strategy.
Coriant Adds DCI Density, Flexibility
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New open line system addition to its Groove product gives network operators new options for data center interconnect.
For Marvell, TCB Might = M&A
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Like Elvis, Marvell's new CEO says he's just taking care of business, but even he allows that TCB looks like preparation for a sale.
Gigabites: Verizon Wins FCC Approval for XO
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC punted on several regulatory actions this week, but it did take the time to approve Verizon's acquisition of XO Communications.
The Virtual Business Process: A Dilemma
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  5 comments
Network operators and their vendors are grappling with how business models change in a world of VNFs and, right now, the answers aren't clear.
Amazon Prime Video Goes Global
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Amazon follows Netflix in taking its Prime Video service global.
Meet 4 Women Driving the Internet of Things
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
In time for Internet of Things World, IoT World News profiles four women who are driving the technology behind IoT.
Australia's NBN Secures $14.4B Govt Loan
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Public sector player had intended to raise money on debt markets to finish its rollout but will now be solely reliant on government financing.
Sigfox Defies Critics to Raise €150M in Funding
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  1 comment
French LPWA player has been widely disparaged in the past few months but now has the funding it needs to speed up network deployment.
Eurobites: 3 UK Suffers Major Data Breach
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS revenue down in Q3; Russia freezes out LinkedIn; drawing the 5G map; Sky looks beyond sport.
WiCipedia: Election Aftermath, Telecom Advances & Wunderkinds
WiCipedia  | 
11/18/2016  |  9 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech deal with the aftermath of a Trump election; Samsung, Vodafone and Zayo advocate for women; a celebratory list of young innovators; and more.
It's a Bug Hunt: Qualcomm Offering $15K Bounties
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  3 comments
With smartphones becoming increasingly inviting targets for hackers, Qualcomm is offering juicy bounties to white hats that identify vulnerabilities in its Snapdragon line of processors.
Salesforce: We'll Top $10B Next Year
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Revenue for the quarter was $2.14 billion, up 25% year-over-year, sending the stock price soaring.
NYC Subway WiFi Goes Downtown in Brooklyn, Takes the A Train
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Transit Wireless pushes towards having 247 stations covered with WiFi by year's end.
Islands in the Stream: Don't Expect Full mmWave 5G Coverage in US, Says Nokia
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  18 comments
US carriers are likely to offer high-speed 5G islands rather than blanket mmWave coverage, Nokia North America CTO says.
Google Ropes In Intel to Help With Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  1 comment
The two companies will collaborate on optimizing Intel chips to improve Google's enterprise cloud operations, potentially including its new cloud/AI thrust.
Russia's MTS Sees Earnings Fall in Q3
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Russia's biggest operator blamed economic difficulties and intense competition for an earnings setback.
Infinera Intros the 'Meshponder'
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Transport vendor says its new products are addressing the need for 'cloud scale' networks.
The Set-Top's Not Dead, Set-Top Regulation Is
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  2 comments
The FCC's 'Unlock the Box' proposal has nowhere to go.
DT's Biggest BT Bother: Break-Up, Not Brexit
Morris Lore  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Germany's incumbent says its biggest concern about BT is the risk that regulatory authorities carve it up.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Friends Put Their 5G Foot Down
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Huawei explore 5G UCNC; Virgin buys Irish broadcaster; MegaFon in talks to buy Mail.ru.
AT&T's Chris Rice Upskills on SDN & Open Source
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U Faculty Advisor Chris Rice of AT&T examines open source opportunities for advancing SDN strategies.
Ahuja's Next Chapter Is Versa
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  1 comment
Former Cisco kingpin fills the CEO seat at SD-WAN specialist Versa Networks, while another key ex-Cisco executive, Pankaj Patel, joins the startup's board.
LinkedIn Powers Up Oregon Data Center
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  1 comment
The new facility connects LinkedIn to diverse network providers and APAC.
Cisco Execs on Trump: Cautiously Optimistic
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  4 comments
President-elect Donald Trump's pro-business temperament and support for financial repatriation could be good for Cisco.
FCC Drops Business Access Reform
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Under pressure from Congressional Republicans not to enact new regulations in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential win, FCC pulls back vote on its plan.
Cable Focusing on Virtualization Use Cases
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading has identified four use cases that are key to cable virtualization and that prove cable is ready to turn concepts into action.
Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation, After Calling Linux a 'Cancer'
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Microsoft previously hated open source, but has since become a strong contributor to open source communities.
Nokia Reserves Judgment on Trump
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia is not panicking about the implications of a Trump presidency despite the tongue-lashing he has served out to other tech firms.
Vapor IO Builds Wee Data Centers
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The Vapor Edge data center is a cylinder just nine feet wide by nine feet tall.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands EU Smart Energy Gig
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN buys into the Internet of Tools; Iliad powers on in third quarter; Hyperoptic brings gigabit service to Edinburgh.
Snapchat Files for $20-25B IPO – Report
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  1 comment
Social networking sensation is planning an IPO that could value it at up to $25 billion, according to reports.
RCom, Cisco Unlimit IoT in India
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
India's Reliance and US-based Cisco have teamed up on the launch of a new IoT business.
5G: Is Fixed Really In?
Jonestown  | 
11/16/2016  |  3 comments
Taking baby steps to 5G, baby steps.
Join Women in Comms in 2017!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/16/2016  |  1 comment
Women in Comms and its 40 member companies are gearing up for an even bigger and better 2017, and we want YOU to join us on the path to gender equality in comms.
Hypercloud Guys Make Big AI Push
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Microsoft (with a little help from Elon Musk), Google and Amazon introduce competing AI, machine learning and analytics tools.
FCC Prepares to Vote on Price Regulation
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC is set to vote this week on whether to impose new price controls on network connectivity for enterprise services, carrier backhaul and systems that include ATMs and credit card machines.
AT&T & Verizon Hope for Early Arrival of a Basic 5G Spec
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2016  |  9 comments
It will help chip makers to kickstart a 5G ecosystem, both say, as AT&T eyes the arrival of an LTE-assisted early variant between December 2017 and March 2018.
BT: Virtualization Must Include Legacy
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2016  |  1 comment
Today's physical network assets have to be part of any virtualization approach, says chief architect.
How Is 5G Like Donald Trump?
Jonestown  | 
11/15/2016  |  4 comments
Hint: It promises a radical shift in wireless, but how we actually get there is still a bit vague to many.
Nokia's New Software Unit to 'Redesign' Company
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2016  |  1 comment
A new software business could steer Nokia's overall transformation, says the Finnish vendor's strategy chief.
Upskill U on the SDN Advantage With Orange
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/15/2016  |  1 comment
Orange Business Services' John Isch delivers the first course in a new series at Upskill U on the challenges and opportunities inherent in SDN.
Eurobites: Not So G.fast, Says Vodafone to BT
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hit by foreign exchange movements; Proximus tests 5G with Huawei; Ericsson predicts the 5G future.
OpenStack Punches Above Its Weight
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2016  |  2 comments
Amazon and other proprietary public clouds have the bulk of the cloud market, but OpenStack fills special needs.
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