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Huawei Puts Cloud, Video at Top of Its MWC Agenda
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Vendor is pushing video as a growth engine and launching multiple cloud-centric products at this year's MWC.

AT&T Going Gig in 50+ Metros
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

AT&T announced plans this morning to launch gigabit service over FTTH in five more US markets by month's end, increasing its reach to 51 metros.

Nokia Tests Verizon 5G
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Nokia says it is the first to test Verizon's 5G spec.

Eurobites: Nokia Promises '4.9G' in 2017
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research deal; Proximus taps Neustar for analytics.

Time to Invest in Virtual Reality?
Column | 2/13/2017

Is the current virtual reality customer experience equivalent to the significant investment?

Infinera Leaps on Year-End Respite
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Stock is up 27% as fourth-quarter financials beat expectations.

Networks, IT Guru Svärdh No Longer at Telia
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

The executive responsible for much of Telia's digital transformation, as well as investment in next-generation technologies, is understood to have left the Swedish operator in November.

OPNFV Nearing Commercial Deployment
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

In the wake of a successful plugfest at the end of 2016, a platform that can support commercial services can be expected relatively soon.

NASA Cloud Computing: Security Concerns Hover
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

The space agency's Office of Inspector General releases a report about NASA's bad cloud habits that are creating unnecessary risk.

CenturyLink Embraces OTT Video
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Signaling a video course change, the big US telco plans to launch an OTT service this year and 'de-emphasize' its Prism TV IPTV service.

RIP Twitter. It's Walking Dead
Wagner’s Ring | 2/10/2017

Not even Donald Trump can make Twitter profitable. Twitter is out of time to turn things around.

Eurobites: Nokia & 3 Go Cloud Native
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italian FTTH joint venture comes under competition scrutiny; Ericsson calls for security; MPs press for inquiry into Murdoch's Sky bid.

Nokia WINGs It With Global IoT Move
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Nokia's latest IoT move is another sign of its enterprise and service-provider ambitions.

WiCipedia: Debugging the Gap, GE's Gender Pledge & #ShePersisted
WiCipedia | 2/10/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: A new documentary about women who code comes to Netflix; GE's lofty goals; Elizabeth Warren stands for all women; and more.

IBM, Ericsson Unveil 28GHz 5G Antenna
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

The new antenna, made with a silicon-based process, signifies progress toward gigabit base stations and gateways in a 5G band favored by AT&T and Verizon.

Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2017

As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.

Snap Commits $1B to AWS
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

In addition to a $2 billion contract with Google's cloud, Snap is buying $1 billion worth of services from AWS.

Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
Shades of Ray | 2/9/2017

Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.

Forcepoint Boosts Cloud Security With Acquisition
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Forcepoint has bought Imperva's Skyfence business to bolster its cloud security portfolio.

Qwilt Opens Up at the Edge
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Qwilt's new Open Edge Cloud is the next evolution of its transparent caching technology for video delivery.

CenturyLink's Capex Axe to Fall on Infinera, Ciena – Analyst
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Spending cuts at CenturyLink could spell some misery for optical equipment makers, according to a leading analyst.

Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2017

SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.

Eurobites: Ofcom Lays Out the 5G Map
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel gets into analytics; Colt hooks up to Azure; Telefónica makes friends in Iceland; Nokia sells G.fast in Japan.

Nokia's Buying Comptel: What the Analysts Say
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

**UPDATED** What do industry analysts think of Nokia's bid to buy fellow Finnish vendor Comptel for €347 million?

What Does Vodafone-Idea Merger Mean for India's Telecom Industry?
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

A tie-up between Vodafone and Idea could herald cost savings and put more pressure on current market leader Bharti Airtel.

Intel Creates Jobs From Inside the Oval Office
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Intel CEO Brian Kzranich visited the White House to announce his company would drop $7B to fill out the dormant shell of Fab 42, creating 3,000 jobs, and giving the new Prez something to crow about.

Nokia Eyes Bigger Software Role With €347M Comptel Bid
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Finnish vendor says takeover of OSS specialist forms a critical part of strategic plans to develop a standalone software business.

Getting Up to Speed on Microservices
Column | 2/9/2017

With flexibility and speed becoming increasingly important in service development, microservice capabilities are attracting increasing attention.

Microsoft Azure Offers Patent Troll Protection
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Microsoft is offering customers access to the company's IP to fight patent trolls through a program called Azure IP Advantage.

Evernote Gives Itself High Fives, Completes Migration to Google Cloud
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

The note-taking service migrated more than 4 petabytes of data from its own data centers to the public cloud.

Machine Learning at Heart of Security M&A Splurge
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Four acquisitions in a week all point to the growing importance of machine learning for major security system vendors.

New CableLabs Optical Tech Promises Big Bandwidth Boost
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Early CableLabs tests of coherent optics for the access network are producing speeds above 2 terabits per second.

Facebook Steps Up Its Paid Leave Policies
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Employees will get 20 days to grieve the loss of an immediate family member, three days off to care for a sick family member and more.

Rackspace Cutting 6% of US Workforce
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Facing a slowdown in some of its business units, Rackspace is cutting about 6% of its US workforce.

SoftBank's Son & Trump: Marriage of Expedience
Morris Lore | 2/8/2017

The Japanese tycoon hints at favorable regulatory changes in the US market, but will he ultimately rue his chummy relationship with Trump?

Eurobites: Russia's MTS Plots Fiber Upgrade for 5G
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: New EU rules on online content access; Swisscom feels the heat; Inmarsat and Actility talk IoT; 5G and energy grids.

Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 2/8/2017

Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.

Workday Delivers Amazon as Latest Customer
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Workday scored a major cloud victory by picking up Amazon as its latest customer for its Human Capital Management software.

Casa Backs Cable's Entry Into Wireless
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Casa Systems is showing off a virtualized fixed-mobile convergence solution for cable operators seeking to deploy WiFi-First and other wireless services.

Twitter Loses Its Head of Diversity & HR
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Latest high-profile exec exits don't bode well for the social network's diversity efforts, as it also struggles to make money, attract new users and combat abuse online.

IBM Launches Dubai Blockchain Deal With du
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Initiative aims to use blockchain to keep track of finances and logistics for import and re-export of goods and services into the busy port city.

VCs, Investors Raise Concern About Trump Travel Ban
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

A group of 200 tech investors, venture capitalists and startups have signed a letter to raise concerns about President Trump's executive order that restricts travel to the US.

Google, Nokia & Qualcomm Racing Towards 3.5GHz
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

The trio unveil VR mobile streaming tests for CBRS tech at 180mph at Vegas speedway.

CenturyLink: Kill Complexity to Speed NFV
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Using its own internal software development team acquired with the Active Broadband buy, CenturyLink is doing a third-gen version built for speed.

Sprint to Be 1st in US With Massive MIMO?
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

64x64 MIMO for 2.4GHz networks likely to arrive in 2017.

Playing Politics at the FCC
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Rancor at the FCC isn't fading with new leadership in place.

Telco Suppliers Join Trump Opposition, but Network Operators Remain Silent
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

A total of 127 technology companies, including some of the biggest in the US, have signed a document opposing Trump's travel ban, but there's no sign of the major telcos.

Eurobites: BT Defends Android in EU Battle
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson plays part in connected car breakthrough; Allot revenues slide in Q4; Coriant lands South African deal; OBS goes to sea.

ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'
LRTV Documentaries | 2/7/2017

Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.

Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 2/7/2017

Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major Internet sites.

3 to Bag 5G Spectrum With £300M UK Broadband Move
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

The takeover should help the smallest of the UK's four mobile network operators to address its spectrum shortcomings.

Juniper Co-Founder Sindhu Steps Back
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Juniper co-founder Pradeep Sindhu says he's stepping aside as CTO to focus on his position as CEO of a new startup, Fungible, which is working on cloud data centers.

Research Nudges Terabit Wireless Speeds, but What's the Range?
Jonestown | 2/6/2017

Researchers at the University of Hiroshima claim a transmitter system delivered 105 Gbit/s over a single 300GHz channel.

Telcos Tight-Lipped on Trump Travel Ban as Tech Titans Take Fire
Morris Lore | 2/6/2017

Telcos hope that playing nicely with the Donald will bring rewards, but they may ultimately regret his regime.

Stratoscale Acquires DBaaS Startup Tesora
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

The acquisition allows Stratoscale to add database cloud services to its portfolio.

Nagra, Altice Unlock TV Security Market in US
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Cable content protection will never be the same.

Eurobites: Equinix Splashes Out in Slough
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC in the doldrums; fiber for Namur; ADVA targets climate change; UK boards lack IT expertise.

ZeroStack Launches 'Self-Driving Cloud'
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.

Telecom Italia Renaissance Gathers Pace
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Italian incumbent brings a long period of domestic decline to an end and looks forward to continued growth.

Can We Outrun the AI Job-Apocalypse?
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2017

While some experts predict AI will take all the jobs, others say technology creates more jobs than it destroys.

Will AI Create More Jobs Than It Destroys?
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Artificial intelligence will create new categories of work even as it destroys others, say advocates. But not everybody's so sure of a bright AI future.

Coriant Cuts Jobs, Up to 100 Staff Impacted
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Optical vendor appears to have reduced its headcount again but this time by a significant number.

Snap Pays $2B for Google Cloud Services
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Snap's IPO filing shows that the company is placing its faith, and dollars, in Google's cloud services.

Cox Picks Arris, Netgear for Next-Gen WiFi
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Cox isn't licensing the new Comcast digital home solution to power its premium Panoramic WiFi service. At least not yet.

TIA Rebuilds After Belcher Bust-Up
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

The TIA is adding to its exec ranks but is still looking for a new CEO after it ousted Scott Belcher.

AWS Maintains Its Public Cloud Dominance
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

A new Synergy Research report shows that AWS still dominates the public cloud space, with Microsoft, Google and IBM fighting for second place.

Snapchat's IPO Filing Reveals $500M Loss
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

The latest dotcom darling could be valued at up to $25 billion, but there are big concerns about its business model.

Eurobites: UK Govt 'Chaotic' on Cybersecurity – MPs
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus digitizes Antwerp's port; BT seeks cybersecurity innovation; Telecom Italia signs movies deal.

Can SK Telecom Write a New Telco Growth Story?
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

The South Korean operator is under pressure to show there is money to be made from technology diversification.

WiCipedia: Gaming the System, Bros Not Wanted & Be the Next Jane Bond
WiCipedia | 2/3/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT jobs for women; Super Bowl ads get less sexist; bye bye brogrammers; and more.

AWS Growth Slows, But Amazon's Still Killing It in Cloud
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Revenue growth slowed to 47% year-over-year in Q4 2016, from 69% year-over-year in the year-ago quarter. But who wouldn't like 47% revenue growth?

5 Technologies Making 5G NR a Reality
Column | 2/2/2017

Qualcomm runs down some of the technologies that will evolve into the 5G radio standard.

Google Cloud Targets Microsoft Users
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Google is targeting Microsoft users by offering additional support for Windows Server and SQL Server, including disaster recovery.

Facebook's Video Future Still Hazy
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

What does Facebook want to be when it grows up?

Verizon on Verge of Enterprise Cloud Sale – Source
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Verizon traveled a rocky road in enterprise cloud and has struck a deal to sell its business, Light Reading believes.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!

Nokia's Suri Promises IP Routing Innovation
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Finnish vendor is getting ready to introduce a next-generation IP routing product as part of its push into 'adjacent' vertical markets.

Will ECOMP Be the Alpha MANO?
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Formal launch of ECOMP in open source is chance to tout its advantages, but are they enough to unite the telecom industry?

HPE Acquires Security Analytics Startup Niara
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

HPE's acquisition of behavioral and security analytics startup Niara is its third acquisition of 2017.

AT&T Preps 4.5G Cities, 5G Testbeds
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Operator says it will have 1Gbit/s downloads in some places in 2017.

Nokia's Efforts to Lead in Security
Column | 2/2/2017

Nokia is maintaining its strategic emphasis on network security and may have some plausible claims to be ahead of its major vendor rivals – but it still has a lot of questions to answer.

VMware Beefs Up Its NSX Virtual Networking
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Fresh off a solid financial quarter, VMware is updating its virtual networking technology.

Eurobites: Telenor Treads Water in Q4
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo lands in Sicily; Sky and Discovery settle their differences; mobile research revealed; some better news for refugees.

Vodafone Sales Hit by Price Pressure in India, UK
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Service provider says full-year earnings will be at the lower end of previously issued guidance because of difficulties in two key markets.

Nokia Upbeat on Turnaround Despite Sales Decline
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Finnish vendor heralds good progress on cost savings and the implementation of its new strategy.

Could Trump Give a Boost to German Broadband?
Morris Lore | 2/1/2017

A deal involving T-Mobile could help Deutsche Telekom to fund broadband improvements in its heartlands.

AT&T Buys FiberTower for 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Ma Bell gets 39GHz spectrum that can be used for 5G tests and possible next-gen services in the future.

AT&T Takes 'Different Approach' With 5G, ECOMP, Big Data
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

'Different' approach is built on being more open and engaging with customers, vendors and partners.

NY State Sues Charter for Broadband Fraud
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

New York AG claims Charter isn't providing the broadband speeds that subscribers are paying for.

Verizon Completes XO Fiber Buy; 5G Stage Set
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Verizon has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of XO's fiber business, setting the stage for 5G.

China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos
LRTV Documentaries | 2/1/2017

Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.

Cisco Report: They're Coming for Your Servers
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Cisco's Annual Cybersecurity Report 2017 said that organizations suffered serious cybersecurity losses in 2016 – and the bad guys are coming for your server in 2017.

Can KPN Complete a Turnaround?
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Dutch incumbent believes it is nearing the end of the long road to financial stability and if the coming year provides further proof points then it might be an attractive takeover target.

Apple Predicts Services Boom as Sales Rise
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

iPhone maker forecasts a doubling in the size of its services business in the next four years but is increasingly dependent on the iPhone.

Eurobites: Telia Buys Into Smart City Future
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dido Harding steps down at TalkTalk; wholesale roaming caps finally agreed; Sky moves content closer with Nokia's Velocix; Hitler's phone up for auction.

Cisco Tetration Analytics Tightens Security
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Cisco is adding a set of security policy features to its Tetration analytics platform to help the IT department keep better tabs on applications within a cloud or data center.

BT Bulks Up Openreach Board to Appease Ofcom
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

UK fixed-line incumbent is trying to ward off calls for its dismemberment amid a financial crisis.

AT&T Looks to Trials for AirGig
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Utilities trials are coming for the sorta 5Gish powerline technology, AT&T says.

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