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HPE Spins Software Business to Micro Focus for $8.8B
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  1 comment
The deal will improve HPE's focus on 'hybrid IT,' which includes multi-cloud, edge, software-defined infrastructure and the traditional data center.
Apple iPhone 7 Rides LTE-A Speed Curve to 450 Mbit/s
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  7 comments
Never mind the missing headphone jack, feel the speed!
QoE Represents a T&M Challenge
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Achieving QoE is a complicated process that should start with a complete rethink of how a network should be measured, followed by the development of a QoE policy.
It's Not Just mmWave! 5G Will Go Low to Innovate Too
Column  | 
9/7/2016  |  7 comments
Amazing new 5G innovations are coming below 6GHz -- it's not just about mmWave.
Winning at WiFi – Celeno Closes $38M Round
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  Post a comment
New funding round signals market demand for new WiFi solutions and Celeno's products in particular.
The FCC & TV Apps: It's Complicated
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  Post a comment
New filings by the NAB, NCTA and AT&T hint at what the FCC's revised set-top proposal could look like.
NFV Startup Tackles 'Onboarding' Challenge
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  3 comments
Former Ericsson executives have founded a startup that aims to make the 'onboarding' of virtual network functions much easier.
What Is Holland? And Who Are the Dutch?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/7/2016  |  2 comments
IBC starts this week in the Netherlands, or is it Holland? It's certainly being supported by the Dutch.
Eurobites: Ericsson to Babysit T-Mobile's Knippr OTT Service
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials all-IP PSTN in Poland; Telecom Italia boss defends monster remuneration; Microsoft opens UK data centers.
Radio Show: Cultivating & Communicating Company Culture
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/7/2016  |  1 comment
Intel's Lynn Comp joins WiC on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 1PM EST to talk company culture -- what it is, how to craft a positive one and how to communicate it internally and externally.
UK's 3 Huffs & Puffs That It's Short of Air
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  4 comments
Complaints about a spectrum skew are unlikely to get 3 very far.
Trump's Telecom Policy? Who Knows?
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2016  |  15 comments
Nonpartisan ITIF does its regular review of candidate policies on innovation and technology, finding Clinton has lots of ideas, Trump almost none.
4K TV Not Ready for OTA Broadcast
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2016  |  10 comments
Phase A guidelines from the Ultra HD Forum don't include over-the-air delivery of 4K Ultra HD TV.
Intel to Help Machines 'See' With Movidius Takeover
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2016  |  4 comments
Combined with Intel's RealSense technology, the Movidius platform could allow computers to recognize images in the way that people do.
Eurobites: SoftBank Gives ARM a Free Hand
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big guns take aim at 5G; Sky prepares for IPv6; Facebook reshuffles in Europe; EE gets Cat 9 ready.
VimpelCom's Russian Boss Makes Beeline for Exit
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2016  |  2 comments
Slobodin may have been under immediate pressure to quit following previous allegations of corruption at VimpelCom.
Spectrum Hurdle Could Trip Europe in 5G Race
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2016  |  4 comments
Spectrum constraints might not be Europe's biggest 5G problem but they could hinder its chances of keeping up with Asia and North America.
Huawei Goes After Operator & Enterprise With Unified Controller
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2016  |  3 comments
Huawei unveils new products to help operators take advantage of on-demand opportunities.
High Band Spectrum & 5G: What's Next & What to Expect
Column  | 
9/5/2016  |  Post a comment
5G is about more than just faster mobile broadband, notes Tom Sawanobori, SVP and chief technology officer at the CTIA.
Eurobites: Telefónica Mulls O2 UK IPO
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica confirms Telxius IPO; new blood at Colt; Telia's Mr. X; DT demos entertainment over 5G.
SoftBank's Tanaka to Take ARM by Hand, Not Boss It
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2016  |  2 comments
SoftBank's Ren Tanaka will be responsible for new business development at chip designer ARM, but he will not be in charge of the company, insists the Japanese operator.
Altice Takes M&A Route to Impose New Strategy
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2016  |  2 comments
French cable giant opens its wallet again to snap up the part of SFR it doesn't own and to acquire IT and operations partners as it seeks to streamline its operations and introduce the 'Altice Way.'
Global Capacity VP: It's Time for a New Normal
Mentor Monday  | 
9/5/2016  |  1 comment
Before tech can be cool, it has to be normal, says Global Capacity VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope as she calls on the industry to ditch preconceptions.
Italian Fear of Iliad May Be Overblown
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Iliad will struggle to have the same impact in Italy as in France.
Gigabites: A Love Letter to Nashville
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  4 comments
The Music City is hoping for gigabit love from Google Fiber, but utility pole attachment rules may put that romance on ice.
Will ISPs Step Up to the IoT Challenge?
Rewired  | 
9/2/2016  |  1 comment
Security is a looming issue as IoT devices prove to be easily invaded, but is the broadband industry prepared to act?
Infinera Unveils Transport SDN Tools, Slams Rivals
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  3 comments
Optical transport vendor has joined the ranks of the SDN controller brigade and, in doing so, claims 'open' bragging rights over some key rivals.
Lessons From Rio on Net Performance
Column  | 
9/2/2016  |  1 comment
What companies should glean from network traffic patterns during the Olympic Games in Rio.
Eurobites: Irish Cabinet Decides on Apple Tax Tactics
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eir returns to growth; O2 unveils smart-home offer; BT sues Valve; Deutsche Telekom spices up its offer with music and video streaming.
RJio 4G Launch Could Make Rivals Lose Their Voice
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  Post a comment
By offering free voice and cheap data services to Indian consumers, RJio could deal a further blow to India's biggest mobile operators.
WiCipedia: Girl Bosses, Returnships & 'Women Don't Require Fixing'
WiCipedia  | 
9/2/2016  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: We learn the tech girl boss formula; returnships pave the way for women re-entering the workforce; Australian Army troops told to 'get out' if they are sexist; and more.
SpaceX Explosion Blows Hole in Facebook's Africa Plans
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  3 comments
Destruction of Amos-6 satellite denies Facebook a critical technology for providing Internet services in Africa.
Bye Fran! Verizon CFO Is Retiring
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  9 comments
CFO Shammo has presided over periods of dramatic acquisition, growth and change at America's largest mobile service provider.
Ciena Fiscal Q3 Buoyed by 'Web-scale' Sales as Verizon 100G Project Ramps
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Ciena's revenues up by 11.2% as non-telco customers contribute more than one third of fiscal third-quarter sales.
Google, LTE-U & the Question of a Wireless Broadband Future
Jonestown  | 
9/1/2016  |  3 comments
For Google, a patchwork of different wireless and wired technologies – managed by software – might be its most interesting option.
Huawei Bets on Massive Shift to Cloud
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2016  |  12 comments
The Chinese equipment vendor reckons dozens of vertical markets are on the cusp of embracing cloud technology.
Ericsson MediaFirst Move Boosts Pay-TV Cred
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2016  |  Post a comment
The integration of its MediaFirst television platform with the RDK software stack is the latest sign of Ericsson's commitment to the pay-TV market.
Pics: VMworld Brings the Hammer Down
Slide Shows  | 
9/1/2016  |  2 comments
Top speed through Las Vegas for two intense days of VMworld 2016.
Eurobites: Hutch, VimpelCom's Italian Job Gets EC Blessing
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: SoftBank's Tanaka to head ARM; Nokia unveils 4.5G Pro technology and a 4.9G plan; Orange cosies up to Iran's MCI; Telecom Egypt forks out on 4G; Equinix expands in Brexit-land.
Multicast ABR Clears IP Video Stream Dams
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/1/2016  |  Post a comment
As video consumption swells across all available player devices, the industry is looking to transition from quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology to Internet Protocol (IP) and that migration is making multicast adaptive bit rate (M-ABR) a top choice for providers.
Come Get Uncomfortable With WiC in Denver
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/1/2016  |  4 comments
Join Women in Comms for its 10th networking breakfast and panel discussion, where we promise to tackle those uncomfy questions, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Denver.
Huawei Pushes Back $10B Enterprise Target to 2018
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2016  |  2 comments
The Chinese equipment behemoth will take a year longer than originally planned to make $10 billion from enterprise sales, a leading executive has revealed.
AT&T: OpenStack Needs Central Leadership
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2016  |  5 comments
OpenStack needs improved stability, SDN support, performance and security to become carrier-ready, an AT&T executive says.
48V Data Center Rack Saves $$$
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2016  |  Post a comment
The most mind-numbingly obscure technology you'll hear about this year is going to help data centers keep up with the exploding demand for cloud computing services while saving beaucoup bucks.
Smartphone, IoT Security Threats Hit Hard
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2016  |  5 comments
Level 3 and Nokia research shows a surprising recent flood of security issues regarding both IoT devices and mostly Android devices.
BEREC Heeds Net Neutrality's Spurious Call to Arms
Morris Lore  | 
9/1/2016  |  1 comment
Europe's attempts to define hardline net neutrality rules could deliver a blow to the region's telcos.
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