The race to acquire test vendor Ixia is intensifying, with Keysight now engaged in M&A talks, according to Reuters.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces shareholder lawsuits in US; restructuring costs send Tele2 into the red; O2 hooks up with BAE Systems on cybersecurity.
The test company claims to be the first to demonstrate a particular implementation of 400G technology designed for use in data centers.
AT&T executives boast of DirecTV Now's early success while large subscriber losses at U-verse TV more than offset DirecTV's satellite TV sub gains.
During Qualcomm's Q1 analyst call, company execs quickly got the particulars of the quarterly report out of the way in order to respond to Apple's legal onslaught against it, which included not one but two new lawsuits filed in China.
By acquiring AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, Cisco is looking beyond building clouds and into managing, analyzing and securing data for its customers.
There's plenty going on in Asia/Pacific these days, but the past week has been dominated by Samsung's ups and downs.
Municipal broadband is off to a rough start in 2017 – both financially and in the face of potential new regulations – but supporters aren't backing down.
New AXOS Sandbox makes it easier to do the tough pre-deployment integration to speed up broadband access.
New platform adds capability for analytics to fuel a range of apps including the first one from Ciena, but also third-party and internal options.
Cloud computing and other parts of the new IT infrastructure are creating opportunities and job openings, according to a report from jobs site Glassdoor.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finnish providers asked to cap their wholesale prices; FTTH Council Europe counts the cost of fiber; Microsoft quashes Brexit fears.
Revenue growth at EE comes as a welcome development for the beleaguered BT.
Privately held AppDynamics, which provides cloud application and business performance optimization technology, was due to go public this week.
Néstor Cano will be expected to further chip away at Sprint's costs and more.
Scott will sit at CEO Satya Nadella's right hand, a further sign that LinkedIn execs are taking leadership positions at Microsoft.
Interoperability testing and product certification can help accelerate the uptake of G.fast technology.
Consumer groups, tech companies, Democrats and others fear the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will gut net neutrality, consumer protection, privacy and other rules put in place by his predecessor.
There was a time when it looked like Verizon might give up on Fios, but the telco is once again touting fiber to the home as a success story.
Verizon capex expectations for 2017 are in the flat to down range as CFO predicts 2017 revenue will be consistent with 2016.
In addition to SimpliVity earlier this month, HPE has also bought Cloud Cruiser, which offers analytics to measure cloud consumption.
An accounting scandal in Italy and a gloomy earnings outlook add to the growing pressure on BT's boss.
Introduces Spark Board, a 55" flatscreen display designed to bring affordable shared whiteboarding, presentations and video conferencing to meeting rooms.
Actress Kristen Stewart, best known for starring in the Twilight movies, has co-authored an academic paper on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a short film she has directed.
Industry giants clash over licensing fees.
Annual network security analysis shows a combo of IoT-based botnets and reflection amplification is likely to produce crippling high-volume assaults.
Female-only co-working spaces are popping up all over the place, but is cutting men out the best way to level the playing field in the tech industry?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN invests in healthcare startup; Nokia upgrades in Camboda; Orange expands mobile money service in Africa.
The South Korean electronics giant has held up remarkably well in the face of exploding phablets and a bribery scandal.
BT's share price goes into freefall after the operator says an accounting scandal in Italy will cost it dearly.
2016 was great for the digital bad guys.
One step toward the ambitious goal of wiping out disease.
Tricentis, which specializes in automating software test in DevOps environments, pulls in $165 million in its Series B round.
Gary Reiner joins the board of the company, which provides performance optimization for cloud apps.
The cloud is disrupting business at traditional software vendors as Microsoft and Oracle plan for more layoffs.
It's a sign that the once-esoteric technology has become mainstream.
Latest injection of funding comes amid expectations of an SD-WAN boom and speculation that merger activity lies ahead.
Comcast occupies a unique position among television distributors, according to the FCC's latest report on competition in the market for video programming delivery.
Operator flags launch of NB-IoT services in two of Spain's biggest cities and says the technology will be available in other parts of the country by the end of March.
Also in today's guaranteed alternative-fact-free edition of the EMEA regional roundup: Infinera does DWDM in western Europe; Nokia and SKT get mission-critical in Poland; Sky focuses on original content; UK fiber moves.
Newcomers such as Zoom videoconferencing and Slack messaging are gaining popularity, but Microsoft Office 365 hangs on to the top spot.
Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion in what appears to be the first instance of a legal clash between the chipmaker and one of its big customers.
Not content with jeopardizing other people's jobs, AI researchers are targeting their own.
But shares rise on news that it has added 200,000 subscribers to its new DirecTV now mobile video service.
For most service providers, NFV adoption is going to be a gradual process that will most likely include three phases.
There are only three FCC Commissioners today, and rumor has it that one of them could soon be the new Chairman.
Analyst muses whether NewWave deal is part of Cable One's strategy to be ultimately acquired by an even larger MSO.
The approach taken by cloud service providers to hyper-scale data centers and virtual networking is driving the latest multicore processor developments.
Big security for 4K video in a tiny little package.
Unified comms specialist says filing for Chapter 11 protection will help it restructure and better position it for life as a software and services player.
This week in our WiC roundup: Gendered job descriptions eliminate candidates; The Girls' Lounge uniquely demonstrates equality; being a woman at work should work in your favor; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues looks to add content; rogue web developer nabs personal data; Linkem gets €100 million investment.
A hard Brexit could equal hard times for UK service providers, and increase the likelihood that Vodafone will move its headquarters outside the UK.
Algorithms and public data alone won't cut it – AI needs expertise and lots of industry-specific data to succeed in healthcare, finance and beyond, an IBM executive says.
Oracle is expanding its cloud offering by acquiring Apiary, a startup with expertise designing and governing APIs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook to build data center in Denmark; Telenor predicts social media fatigue; Sky Deutschland signs back-up deal.
Fiscal second-quarter preliminary numbers are making optical components specialist Oclaro an even more enticing M&A target.
Broadband equipment maker is on track for double-digit revenue growth in 2017, according to MKM Partners.
Another solid quarterly performance puts Netflix in nearly 50 million US households, and in 93.8 million households around the world.
Checking in with Nokia's North American CTO on 'iconic projects' moving 5G forward in 2017.
Network operator chooses VeloCloud technology to launch hybrid MPLS-SD-WAN service with customer portal.
The Department of Labor alleges that Oracle pays white men more than its female and minority employees in the same positions and favors Asians in its recruiting.
Megaport's SDN interconnection platform is now part of EdgeConneX's edge data centers and a bigger cloud connection ecosystem.
Patrick Donegan, former Heavy Reading chief analyst, shares insight from his recent web-scale operators report.
As the hordes descend on DC, AT&T and Comcast plan a wireless access boost.
In a trading update on its 2016 financial performance, Technicolor noted that its Q4 revenues were hurt by capex declines at two large US customers.
Google released a new paper on their infrastructure security: What's in it for IT managers looking for security help?
The US Army has signed a five-year pact with IBM to develop a secure private cloud facility, as well as other IaaS services.
As the march towards virtualization continues, containers will come into their own.
Cable One aims for around $1 billion in annual revenue with the acquisition of NewWave Communications.
Software company Dialogue is planning a major international expansion to tackle the growing problem of 'gray routes.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fined for over-billing; Vodafone cozies up in the frozen north; Oracle opens cloud accelerator.
Giant Chinese operator is deploying a Brocade virtual function along with its Nuage SDN platform.
A handy rundown of the myriad terms used to describe the challenging circumstances surrounding women in comms, many involving glass.
Chipmaker denies squeezing out rivals and imposing unfair terms on handset makers, and says the FTC does not understand the mobile technology industry.
HPE is looking to strengthen its leadership in the hybrid cloud infrastructure market, where it's already strong but losing ground.
Cisco is gaining market share and revenue, Dell is losing both and HPE is losing market share in 3Q 2016 market estimates from International Data Corp.
Verizon buying Comcast or Charter? Preposterous! Except...
Sometimes it's not technology issues slowing virtualization, it's the buying and selling process, vendors say, and they'd like an industry solution.
The pay-TV industry can't unbundle HDR technology from 4K Ultra HD TV, even though maybe it should.
India's newest operator is under growing pressure to improve the quality of its network services.
IEEE's Nita Patel outlines the specific overlapping and critical elements that you must possess to successfully and simultaneously be a leader, mentor and mentee.
Berlin-based startup says its technology can help telcos to sell their customer data to advertisers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling gets the gigabit treatment; Kudelski unit sues NFL; T-Mobile Netherlands' new CEO; Viaccess-Orca acquires BigHill.
One of the best known names and faces in the Carrier Ethernet and virtualization sectors has left Colt to join cybersecurity specialist Forcepoint.
In a no-growth future, service providers will need to focus more keenly on cost savings and efficiency gains.
But how will these jobs be distributed globally?
Arris is reportedly bidding up to $1 billion for Brocade's networking equipment unit as part of its push into the wireless hardware market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cornerstone negotiations; €1.4 million raised for voice-call app for deaf people; tumbleweed in London's Tech City; the Internet of Posh Shirts.
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Partners Cisco and Ericsson are to build a distributed telco cloud architecture for Vodafone Hutchison Australia and it's a deployment likely to attract a lot of attention.
AI fears are mounting. Billionaires and philanthropists are investing $27 million in making AI ethical, while another report warns of the 'weaponizing' of the technology.
Females in cybersecurity are highly underrepresented, so Verizon's Chandra McMahon shares her advice on how other women can follow her lead.
South Korean investigators want to arrest Samsung's de-facto boss in a corruption probe.
Satellite company can breath a sigh of relief after ten of its NEXT satellites successfully make it into low earth orbit.
Masergy's Ray Watson says agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the provider today.
Three new scrubbing centers added to address steadily growing botnet threats originating in that region.
Nyotron enters US with introduction of Paranoid endpoint protection platform.
The next G.fast plugfest will lead into the certification process for commercial products, which some service providers will start deploying shortly thereafter -- in just a few months' time.
As the industry moves toward virtualized solutions in data centers, developers are creating switches to help with the bandwidth backlog service providers are experiencing. As a result, vendors are putting more switch devices on the market than at any time in the past decade.
Jefferies Analyst George Notter projects that MSOs will spend heavily to upgrade their aging access networks in 2017 for greater bandwidth capacity and higher broadband speeds.
Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talks about how the company is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for an IoT future.
Four of Europe's biggest service providers share details of their evolving views about 5G technology and the 5G strategies they will pursue.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI lines up NFV interop tests in Spain; Telekom Austria teams up with Turner for cartoon channel distribution; EE bringing it all back home.
The management and orchestration of virtualized networks is one of the toughest challenges facing operators and their technology suppliers, so there are plenty of initiatives and vendors addressing it.
This week in our WiC roundup: Secret's 'Pitch' commercial advocates for female tech founders; Finnish girls are rejecting STEM; Bad Bitch cards replace your average deck; and more.
In 2017, TV is what consumers make it.
The former Google exec has moved quickly to build a Juniper PaaS and disaggregate its products, all in preparation for a multicloud future.
Making recruiters solely responsible for increasing diversity is not effective when there isn't internal buy in, Facebook's struggles to diversify show.
Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.
India's biggest operator is pushing fast into the mobile banking opportunity.
Verizon's new Fios Instant Internet service promises symmetrical broadband speeds of 750 Mbit/s, but the cost is more than most ISPs charge for full gigabit service.
Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time.
UK-headquartered operator to roll out new networks in Hong Kong and Singapore, with other Asian cities to follow.
Former Cisco and VCE executive Praveen Akkiraju has taken the hot seat at SD-WAN specialist Viptela.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT draws on Trend Micro security tech; Cato strengthens EMEA management; Telefónica targets gaming; Sunrise joins FreeMove.
UK mobile operator says revenues would be dropping more sharply were it not for the rollout of next-generation technologies.
Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson suggests that what 5G promises today is just a glimpse of what it will enable tomorrow.
Looking to use the emerging technology to secure patient information, clinical trials, genomic data, mobile devices and Internet of Things technologies.
The response to cyber attacks has to be faster and more efficient, according to AT&T's top security poobah.
Verizon is using SevOne tech to gain visibility into the performance of its SD-WAN service -- will other providers have to go the same route?
Pao is joining the non-profit Kapor Center for Social Impact as a venture partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to help startups institutionalize diversity.
Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.
The cable cowboy is optimistic that Trump will prove more open to industry consolidation than his presidential predecessor.
An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT streams basketball live on Facebook; Deutsche Telekom rolls out WiFi on shorter flights; Google locked in Italian tax talks; Orange connects Hertz rental cars.
Efforts to drive down the cost of devices could spur 4G adoption in India.
Singaporean operator is rolling out a number of more advanced 4G features in preparation for a 5G future.
The application containers market remains relatively small, but that's about to change, according to a report from 451 Research. By 2020, this segment of the cloud market is expected to be worth more than $2.7 billion, with more enterprises and developers willing to invest and adopt the technology.
Jeff Cotten will lead global sales, international business and Rackspace's fastest-growing business segments.
As companies virtualize, too many fail to bring anywhere near the same rigor to monitoring their cloud services that they'd applied to their physical networks -- and that's playing with fire.
The forthcoming 5G standard sounds impressive, but it seems unlikely to reinvigorate the telco business.
With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.
This is what happens when Cisco's Videoscape portfolio matures into the Infinite Video Platform.
The big question is how President-elect Trump will react to the attempt by AT&T and Time Warner to circumvent FCC review of their proposed deal.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals claim success with spectrum-capping campaign; Magyar Telekom reorganizes; Sonera in jobs talks; Snap digs in in London.
Virtual reality wasn't the only vomit-inducing feature of this year's CES. Booth babes and boys' clubs were still dominant, although there was progress afoot in Vegas.
Pre-5G activity in Asia and the US does not mean Europe will lag on actual 5G rollout, but it points to the ebbing of European influence.
Cloud revenue increased 25% over the last four quarters, with most enterprises spending on IaaS and PaaS, according to a report from Synergy Research Group. Hosted private cloud and SaaS also helped drive the market.
Cellular services are live across the NYC subway, but are they created equal?
Nico Fischbach of Colt says having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key in 2017.
Using the Nokia subsidiary's technology to connect 2,000 servers.
Looks to help US small businesses sell to China.
Virtual reality, drones and power rangers: the big reveals at CES 2017.
Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
Leading European operators pour scorn on '5G' hype emanating from other parts of the world.
Adopting open source requires buy-in from both management and teams.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia branded smartphone launched -- but only in China; KPN rebrands colocation services; Saudis lend support to Uber.
Analyst Tom Nolle says cost and revenue curves hit the crossover point this year for most network operators, and will likely trigger spending cuts.
The panel of top technologists advises pushing back against China's 'market distorting' policies while funding basic R&D; coordinating 'moonshots; and encouraging cooperation among companies, academia and government.
Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore says streaming video is set to disrupt operator networks and business models.
Chinese equipment maker is said to be on the verge of slashing jobs at its network and handset businesses.
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.
Network sales at the world's biggest equipment maker appear to have grown even faster last year than in 2015.
This week in our WiC roundup: how men can become allies; automation may steal your job; women hotly recruited to tech boards; and more.
Here's what TiVo's not saying (publicly) at CES.
Cloud Constellation, a startup, is looking to build the SpaceBelt cloud platform on a series of orbiting satellites connected by laser.
A trade war with China could decimate the smartphone market.
Could the success of 4.5G have a big influence on operators' 5G strategies?
Are we ready for 'Vericast,' Trump telcoms and a simple sticker price for a 'mobile Internet' connection? T-Mobile is betting on it.
Will test and measurement companies get infected with the M&A frenzy we've seen in other sectors?
By making its NFVi available across open source MANO efforts, VMware hopes to continue effective competition against OpenStack NFVis.
Cisco and Ericsson are looking to a new WiFi offering for revenue growth.
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.
The Wi-Fi Alliance brings precision time synchronization to wireless devices.
Also in today's EMEA regional news roundup: AsiaInfo cuts UK jobs; what UK SMEs spend on comms; Ericsson targets WiFi with Cisco.
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
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.
Cirrent offers the latest in secure automatic WiFi provisioning with ZipKey.
Intel to take on Qualcomm and Samsung in emerging 5G modem fray.
AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are all promising some Gigabit LTE action in 2017, but how much will the upgrade really deliver?
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.
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's Tom Homer shares insight into picking the right digital partners.
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's platform could be the new operating system for connected devices in the home.
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 and friends get ready for 5G tests in the second half of 2017.
Bharti Airtel is said to be in talks to acquire Telenor's local business in the latest sign of M&A activity in India.
The Bluebird Underground data center is located in posh digs, in a decommissioned limestone mine 85 feet beneath Springfield, Missouri.
The world's biggest equipment vendor is bracing itself for a more turbulent ride this year.
The security specialist hired a CEO with experience in leading companies back toward profitability.
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown details the 5G disruption expected for 2017 and beyond.
Dish hopes to ride cord-cutting wave with new AirTV Player.
Change is accelerating and CSPs must adapt, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker.
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 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.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
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 expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.
Satellite company will be the first to launch equipment with SpaceX following a rocket explosion in September.
Chinese vendor confirms acquisition of HexaTier and Toga Networks.
It would give Amazon an opportunity to expand its technology/media empire – and stick it to Donald Trump. What's not to like?
Amazon will face major competitive threats in 2017 in hybrid cloud, AI and maybe blockchain.