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Content posted in January 2017
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Heavy Reading: Big Video to Disrupt
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/6/2017  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore says streaming video is set to disrupt operator networks and business models.
ZTE to Cut 3,000 Jobs – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/6/2017  |  3 comments
Chinese equipment maker is said to be on the verge of slashing jobs at its network and handset businesses.
Eurobites: Investors Question Telecom Italia Media Deal
News Analysis  | 
1/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN beefs up its cybersecurity offer; Nokia helps deliver VR content in China; Danish police investigate New Year's Eve cable service outage.
Huawei's Network Sales Up Around 32% in 2016
News Analysis  | 
1/6/2017  |  4 comments
Network sales at the world's biggest equipment maker appear to have grown even faster last year than in 2015.
WiCipedia: Male Allies, Co-Working Spaces & Automation
WiCipedia  | 
1/6/2017  |  11 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: how men can become allies; automation may steal your job; women hotly recruited to tech boards; and more.
TiVo's Big Consumer News Isn't at CES
News Analysis  | 
1/6/2017  |  3 comments
Here's what TiVo's not saying (publicly) at CES.
SpaceBelt Secures Cloud With Space Lasers
News Analysis  | 
1/6/2017  |  2 comments
Cloud Constellation, a startup, is looking to build the SpaceBelt cloud platform on a series of orbiting satellites connected by laser.
Hey, Trump Tech Boosters, What About China Tariffs?
Jonestown  | 
1/6/2017  |  15 comments
A trade war with China could decimate the smartphone market.
4.5G Sets High Bar for 5G
Morris Lore  | 
1/6/2017  |  6 comments
Could the success of 4.5G have a big influence on operators' 5G strategies?
T-Mobile CEO Sees 'Craziness' & Big Deals
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  8 comments
Are we ready for 'Vericast,' Trump telcoms and a simple sticker price for a 'mobile Internet' connection? T-Mobile is betting on it.
M&A Prospects in T&M 2017
Brianiac  | 
1/5/2017  |  4 comments
Will test and measurement companies get infected with the M&A frenzy we've seen in other sectors?
VMware's NFVi Push Embraces OPEN-O
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  1 comment
By making its NFVi available across open source MANO efforts, VMware hopes to continue effective competition against OpenStack NFVis.
Ciscosson Looks to WiFi for 2017 Boost
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  1 comment
Cisco and Ericsson are looking to a new WiFi offering for revenue growth.
Digging Bluebird's Data Center
Slide Shows  | 
1/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Located 85 feet under the surface of the Earth in a decommissioned limestone mine, Bluebird Underground enjoys reduced cost and enhanced security. See it for yourself in this slideshow.
TimeSync Links WiFi Devices in Time
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  3 comments
The Wi-Fi Alliance brings precision time synchronization to wireless devices.
Eurobites: Nokia Trials 4.5G With T-Mobile US
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional news roundup: AsiaInfo cuts UK jobs; what UK SMEs spend on comms; Ericsson targets WiFi with Cisco.
Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
Shades of Ray  | 
1/5/2017  |  3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell sheds light on IoT mindset and market shifts, and how networks and business models must transform to meet IoT demands.
ZipKey Tech Promises Auto-WiFi Set-Up
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  1 comment
Cirrent offers the latest in secure automatic WiFi provisioning with ZipKey.
Intel Readies Multi-Use 5G Modems to Compete With Qualcomm
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  1 comment
Intel to take on Qualcomm and Samsung in emerging 5G modem fray.
AT&T Gets in the Gigabit LTE Race
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are all promising some Gigabit LTE action in 2017, but how much will the upgrade really deliver?
AT&T Indigo Colors Data Sharing Secure
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  2 comments
New Network 3.0 Platform combines SDN, AT&T's ECOMP orchestration and other key technologies to unleash big data/analytics across a broad landscape.
The Future Is Foggy – HR Report
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  7 comments
Intelligence and data-processing capabilities will continue to move to the edge of networks, even if mobile operators do not see fog computing as a short-term priority, says a new report from Heavy Reading.
Telstra Shares Digital Dos & Don'ts
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Telstra's Tom Homer shares insight into picking the right digital partners.
Comcast Digs Deeper Into Big Data
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
In a small but notable deal, Comcast has quietly acquitted Watchwith, a video metadata firm that focuses on analyzing what goes on inside a TV program, movie or sporting event.
Comcast Unveils Smart Home Platform
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast's platform could be the new operating system for connected devices in the home.
Eurobites: Orange & Ericsson Hitch Lift With PSA for 5G Connected Car Research
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intel confirms HERE stake; Vodafone and Huawai achieve 1.35 Gbit/s in Romania over LTE; Ericsson does VR at CES; heads-up on smart hairbrushes.
AT&T, Ericsson & Qualcomm Get Ready to Test 5G Radio in 2017
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  4 comments
AT&T and friends get ready for 5G tests in the second half of 2017.
Airtel Bids $350M for Telenor's India Biz – Reports
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is said to be in talks to acquire Telenor's local business in the latest sign of M&A activity in India.
Bluebird Digs Data Center 85 Feet Underground
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  1 comment
The Bluebird Underground data center is located in posh digs, in a decommissioned limestone mine 85 feet beneath Springfield, Missouri.
Is Huawei in for a Bumpy 2017?
Morris Lore  | 
1/4/2017  |  1 comment
The world's biggest equipment vendor is bracing itself for a more turbulent ride this year.
A Changing of the CEO at Allot
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
The security specialist hired a CEO with experience in leading companies back toward profitability.
Heavy Reading: 5G Disruption Details
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown details the 5G disruption expected for 2017 and beyond.
Dish AirTV Launch Pairs OTA & OTT
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2017  |  5 comments
Dish hopes to ride cord-cutting wave with new AirTV Player.
CenturyLink: Change Is Accelerating
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/3/2017  |  2 comments
Change is accelerating and CSPs must adapt, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker.
Fog Computing: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/3/2017  |  1 comment
As fog computing starts to play a bigger role in networking strategies, the importance of virtualization to the distributed cloud will become increasingly apparent.
The More Things Change...
Rewired  | 
1/3/2017  |  10 comments
The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.
CEO Chat: Sportlogiq's Craig Buntin
Between the CEOs  | 
1/3/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
Eurobites: Intel Seeks Stake in HERE
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty and Vodafone complete on Dutch JV; Telefónica and Huawei cozy up on NB-IoT; Nokia and Ooredoo trial TWDM-PON.
VMware Aims for Key Role in India's Virtualization Market
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VMware expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.
Iridium Waits With Bated Breath on SpaceX Launch
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Satellite company will be the first to launch equipment with SpaceX following a rocket explosion in September.
Huawei Snaps Up Israeli Vendors
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2017  |  2 comments
Chinese vendor confirms acquisition of HexaTier and Toga Networks.
Will Amazon Buy Twitter?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/3/2017  |  8 comments
It would give Amazon an opportunity to expand its technology/media empire – and stick it to Donald Trump. What's not to like?
Hybrid Cloud Will Be a Battlefield & Other Cloud Predictions
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Amazon will face major competitive threats in 2017 in hybrid cloud, AI and maybe blockchain.
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