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Content posted in October 2016
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AT&T's Palmer on Minding the Skills Gap
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/6/2016  |  1 comment
In light of virtualization and rapid technological changes in telecom, AT&T launched Workforce 2020 to reskill employees.
Eurobites: DT Bids for Top Web Hosting Firm
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk fined for data breach; DT trumpets 'multi-IoT platform'; Combes questions France's commitment to capitalism; BT and Sky in network repairs rumpus.
OpenStack 'Newton' Unites Infrastructure
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2016  |  2 comments
Focused on scalability, resiliency and improved user experience for the popular open source cloud platform.
2020 Vision – Meet Us in Rome!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/6/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit is heading to the Eternal City, where the key leaders from the communications networking community will ask and answer the industry's toughest questions.
Say What Now? Samsung Buys Into AI Assistants With Viv
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Samsung is busting into the AI assistant market, buying the startup created by the people that made Siri.
It's OpenStack or Vendor Lock-In, Says AT&T
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Telco resistance to OpenStack is crumbling, says AT&T's Sorabh Saxena, as companies realize there is no realistic alternative.
Is VMware Partnering With Archrival Amazon?
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Three years after VMware said it should be able to clobber Amazon in the cloud, the two companies are partnering, according to a report.
Heavy Reading: OSS Reality Sinks In for CSPs
Coyne’s Corner  | 
10/5/2016  |  3 comments
There are still no final answers as to how they will manage their new virtualized networks alongside the legacy networks and OSS.
Who's in the Media Merger Hunt?
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2016  |  2 comments
Rumors of Twitter and Netflix buyouts abound.
AT&T Joins SD-WAN Fray
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2016  |  1 comment
Network operator says its service will be different from the many on the market via multiple access types, integration into AT&T cloud.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
Is Big Switch Prepping for an IPO?
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2016  |  Post a comment
The company hired its first CFO, often the sign that it's getting ready for an initial public offering.
Upskill U on Gigabit Smart Cities With US Ignite
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Next on Upskill U, US Ignite's Joe Kochan examines the growth of smart cities underpinned by advanced networks and gigabit services.
How to See Clearly Through the Workplace Gender Lens
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
10/5/2016  |  1 comment
There are differences in how men and women experience culture in the workplace, and Vodafone America's Megan Doberneck explains how to create one that benefits everyone.
Eurobites: Altice Can't Have All of SFR
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals seeks pensions advice; Orange gets approval for bank buy; Nokia looks to improve basestation efficiency with Eta acquisition.
Indian Telcos Ignore Premium 700MHz, 900MHz Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2016  |  Post a comment
India's operators are avoiding pricier spectrum bands in a government auction that could spur consolidation in the market.
Google's New Dream: Pixel, VR & an AI Assistant With Smarts
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  11 comments
Can Google take on Apple and Samsung with a smartphone that has an AI assistant at its heart and easy VR integration?
OSM Quick on First Release Trigger
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  3 comments
Open Source MANO group gets its first set of code out the door, tackling practical problems in a rapid-fire way.
Google Home Could Be Pay-TV's Nightmare
MariNation  | 
10/4/2016  |  1 comment
Google unveiled its one-two TV punch with the launch of Google Home and the Chromecast Ultra.
Juniper Pushes Security Into Network Interior
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  1 comment
The networking vendor extends its security platform to go beyond guarding the network edge to automate enforcing policies at the switch level
HPE Fails to Deliver at Swisscom – Sources
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  20 comments
Swisscom needs more NFV firepower than HPE can deliver, according to industry sources.
Equinix: NFV Needs Business Process Standards
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/4/2016  |  Post a comment
The data center operator is maintaining an open environment to support multiple connections, but business processes to do that are lacking.
Eurobites: Ericsson Confirms Swedish Job Cuts
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft rolls out its European cloud; Interoute provides airline support; Apple Pay reaches Russia.
AT&T Getting Business VNFs to Market Faster
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Company says it's capitalizing on its integrated cloud architecture and underlying SDN to speed reach and quantity of enterprise services.
Reader's Poll: 5G Will Be Here in 2020
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  3 comments
LR readers say that 2020 really is the date when actual, commercial 5G service will start.
EC Rules to Narrow Tech Options for Telcos
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Despite a commitment to technology neutrality, European regulators expect operators to focus their broadband efforts on a small selection of high-speed technologies.
Google Fiber Now a Wireless ISP!
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Google Fiber closes on Webpass acquisition, taking on the startup company's fixed wireless technology and 'tens of thousands' of broadband customers.
GOP Fails to Block Transfer of Net-Naming Operation
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
The task of assigning Internet addresses officially passed from US government control to the private sector over the weekend, after one last hail-Mary legal maneuver by opponents to prevent the transfer was batted down.
Cloud4Wi Wants to Own Managed WiFi
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2016  |  2 comments
Cloud4Wi believes many broadband providers will choose their technology partners to support new managed WiFi services within the next year.
Level 3: Analytics Are Key for SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Level 3's Dave Siegel discusses the company's wide use of analytics, including its importance in SD-WAN services.
Nokia: Why Web Scale Alone Can't Win
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2016  |  1 comment
The web-scale movement is global, but networking power in the near future will depend on local infrastructure, and that says a lot about who will win and who will lose in the next Internet era.
Consumer Privacy Still an Elusive Goal
Rewired  | 
10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T pulls back from offering Gigapower customers a chance to protect their privacy for a price, even as FCC considers making it mandatory.
Netrounds' Loffler Paves a Road to Self & Service Assurance
Mentor Monday  | 
10/3/2016  |  1 comment
Netrounds' Kaela Loffler shares how she went from measuring fungal lesions to virtualized service assurance and why comms is exactly where she wants to be.
Eurobites: Brussels Gunning for Google Over Android Dominance
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky plugs virtual reality app; Facebook plans Danish data center; 100G upgrade for Libyan connection; CityFibre picks a partner in the Midlands.
BT's Break-Up Could Trigger Euro Panic
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2016  |  2 comments
The structural separation of BT could be as troubling as the prospect of Scottish independence in other parts of Europe.
Telefónica & Huawei Debut LatAm Public Cloud
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Telefónica launched its new Open Cloud public cloud service and Cloud Server services in Chile, Brazil and Mexico thanks to a partnership agreement with Huawei that's focused on migrating IT services to the cloud.
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