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What Is Your Company's Gender IQ?
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  4 comments
Barbara Annis, founder of the Gender Intelligence Group, shares her insights on what it means to have a gender intelligent workplace, not just an equal one.
BICS Forecasts VoLTE Roaming Surge
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  1 comment
International carrier says VoLTE roaming service is commercially available and anticipates substantial growth in traffic during coming year.
India's Dropped Calls Fiasco
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
An increasing number of dropped calls is aggravating relations between Indian authorities and the country's mobile operators.
Could Market Volatility Hurt Tech IPOs?
Jonestown  | 
8/24/2015  |  13 comments
Tech IPOs could suffer if stock market losses prove to be more than just jitters.
Gogo Approved to Speed Up In-Flight WiFi
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  15 comments
But it will be at least 2016 before flyers will see the benefit as the zippier WiFi requires new hardware on planes.
The Pay's the Thing
DOS Attack  | 
8/24/2015  |  16 comments
Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.
Latest Modules Drive Market Toward 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The latest optical modules and semiconductor components are game-changers for 100G and will accelerate 400G adoption.
5 Must-Have Tech Partnerships for Carriers
Column  | 
8/24/2015  |  5 comments
Telecom carriers need to build, buy or partner for many of the technology enhancements they put into the networks or customer solutions each year.
Cross MediaWorks Acquires BlackArrow
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Cross MediaWorks is acquiring dynamic ad insertion specialist BlackArrow in a deal reported to be worth between $90 and $120 million.
Mentor Monday: TM Forum's Annie Turner
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  5 comments
The Forums' senior director of content shares her insights into the comms industry, including a case for laughing it off when you'd rather get angry.
Australia's NBN Cost Blowout
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The NBN political football has been kicked back into play.
Mirantis Secures OpenStack Kingpin Status With $100M Round, Intel Collaboration
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  2 comments
Mirantis lands its second $100 million funding round, adding Goldman Sachs to its backers, and brokers strategic development relationship with Intel.
Eurobites: BT Hits Out at AT&T, Verizon
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: BT wins more sports rights; Tele2 unveils new boss; GSMA appoints Bouverot successor; Vodafone Ireland ups data-center investments.
China Unicom Loses Out to Rivals
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2015  |  1 comment
China's second-biggest mobile operator appears to be hemorrhaging customers and faring especially badly in the fast-developing 4G sector.
Gigabites: CenturyLink Expands Gig-Powered IPTV
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2015  |  5 comments
CenturyLink is ramping up rollouts of its gigabit-powered Prism TV service, and momentum builds in gigabit cities around the country.
New Zealand's Spark Hails Earnings Growth
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Operator's profits are boosted by cost-cutting activities and success in the broadband and mobile sectors.
Roku Reigns in Streaming Market
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2015  |  5 comments
Roku beats out Google, Amazon and Apple in the streaming media player market.
Fact-Checking the Future of 'Silence Like Diamonds'
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/21/2015  |  7 comments
Everything is well researched, well thought out and almost certain to be wrong.
Huawei Opens Back Door Into US
From the Founder  | 
8/21/2015  |  68 comments
Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
IoT Growth Depends on Vertical Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/21/2015  |  1 comment
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market expands, vendors should target specific vertical markets to maximize their business opportunities.
Eurobites: GÉANT Builds SDN Testbed
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Romania's RCS & RDS buys LTE TDD license; BT crunches big data with Cloudera; Vodafone quits Lebanon bid; Africa's Liquid launches Hai; EE upgrades TV offering.
New IP Drives Quarterly Growth at Brocade
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  3 comments
IP networking is smaller than Brocade's SAN business but it's growing fast, while the SAN business declined.
Google Lifting Network Veil
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  1 comment
In support of its efforts to be more open and collaborative, the company that set off the SDN movement is showing off more of how it builds data center networks.
XG-PON Is Alive in Europe… for Now
Shades of Ray  | 
8/20/2015  |  2 comments
The almost-forgotten optical broadband technology is alive and kicking in Spain, it seems.
Adtran Delivers a Faster Gigabit
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Using New IP strategies, Adtran is increasing the speed of gigabit deployments by up to tenfold.
Malaysia's Axiata Boosted by Overseas Business
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  1 comment
Operator reports increase in profits thanks to gains in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and India while claiming to have seen improvements in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Eurobites: Swisscom Mixes It With LTE
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski H1 numbers up; CityFibre strikes wireless hub deal; Google struck by Belgian lightning.
China Mobile Profit Dips on 4G Costs, Tax
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  2 comments
China's biggest operator says pressure on operating costs is growing as it fends off increasing 4G competition from its chief rivals.
Colocation Market Shows Strong M&A Activity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are driving consolidation in the colocation market.
5G-Focused Startup Siklu Gets $18M More
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli millimeter wave startup focuses on 5G and GTTH.
Metaswitch Aiming Calico v1.0 at Containers
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  1 comment
Rapid industry shift to lighter-weight virtualization fits well with Calico's lighter-weight approach to virtual networking.
Meet DirecTV's 4K Genie Mini
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
DirecTV is moving 4K forward... slowly... with the launch of its new 4K Genie Mini set-top.
Private Equity Firm Bites on Voxbone
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  2 comments
Virtual phone number specialist Voxbone sells majority stake to a private equity firm and prepares for accelerated expansion, including M&A.
Fujitsu Embraces Disaggregated Optical Model
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Fujitsu jumps into the SDN/NFV game with a disaggregated optical architecture.
A Peek at What's Behind Comcast's Momentum
MariNation  | 
8/19/2015  |  13 comments
Comcast hasn't let a little thing like the failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable keep it down.
Reliance JioCom in the Making?
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  1 comment
The ties between RJio and RCom appear to be getting stronger all the time.
Vapor Lets Greener Data Centers Bloom
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  2 comments
New partnership with Bloom Energy will add a green power source to its more energy-efficient data center design, as it aims for the edge.
China Telecom Hit by Taxes as 4G Subs Soar
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  1 comment
The smallest of China's three national mobile operators is struggling to maintain profit levels even though adoption of higher-speed services is taking off.
Eurobites: Telefónica Refreshes Its Routers With AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix raises European prices; DT exec gets a dig in at online advertising; BBC upgrades iPlayer.
SDN Rockets From Crazy to Essential
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/19/2015  |  5 comments
Previous technology innovations crawled along compared with adoption of SDN.
Google Updates Android, Delays Project Ara, Walks the Robots
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  3 comments
Android goes Marshmallow, but the modular Ara phone isn't getting its debut until at least 2016.
Swisscom Touts Multi-Play Gains
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Swiss incumbent says sales of bundled products are more than compensating for the single-play decline but faces new competitive challenges at home and abroad.
Google Debuts Smart WiFi Router OnHub
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  7 comments
Google is launching a new high-end retail WiFi router with bandwidth customization options, automatic updates and a mobile app for managing WiFi configurations.
Infoblox on DNS Threat Index
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
Comcast Scoops Up 'This Technology'
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast has acquired Denver-based This Technology and will fold the company's expertise into its Video IP Engineering & Research (VIPER) division.
Russia's MTS Upbeat on Sales as Profits Dip
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Russia's biggest mobile operator remains confident its sales will grow this year despite being hit by rising costs in the second quarter.
Cisco Debuts Thor in Video Codec Fight
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  3 comments
To combat HEVC licensing concerns, Cisco has introduced a new initiative called Thor, designed to create a royalty-free, next-generation video codec.
SoftBank Ups Stake in Sprint – Again
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  5 comments
Less than a week after increasing its investment in Sprint by $86.9 million, Softbank spends another $73 million, taking its stake to more than 80%.
Metaswitch Relishes 'Disruptor' Role at AT&T
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  3 comments
Software vendor announces telecom giant's use of its Perimeta SBC, but also its role in aiding transition to virtualized operations.
Share & Share Alike
Column  | 
8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The future of communications depends on technology licensing, according to Ericsson's Monica Magnusson.
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