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Kubernetes 1.8 Launches With Added Security, Enterprise Support
Wagner’s Ring | 9/29/2017

Google is jumping in with support for the new version on Google Container Engine.

Data Centers Driving Aqua Comms' Expansion
News Analysis | 9/29/2017

As hyperscale players grow data center infrastructure globally, subsea cable operator is expanding to meet that connectivity need.

Trump Pulls a Trump on Infrastructure Strategy
MariNation | 9/29/2017

An infrastructure bill without public/private partnerships? Sad!

Can NFV Really Change Carrier Culture?
News Analysis | 9/29/2017

The looming culture change that's necessary for NFV does seem to be happening at large carriers, panelists at the NFV & Carrier SDN conference report.

Blockbuster Makes a Comeback in the Nordics
News Analysis | 9/29/2017

Danish operator TDC is rolling out a pan-Nordic VoD service under the Blockbuster brand, after acquiring it three years ago.

Microsoft Ignite 2017: The View From the Show Floor
Slide Shows | 9/29/2017

Microsoft Ignite is the company's big enterprise show of the year. Here's the view from the show floor.

Eurobites: Ericsson Gets Shipshape on Pre-5G
News Analysis | 9/29/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS forced to suspend service in Turkmenistan; Vonage has new base in UK; Huawei helps Viva Bahrain on hybrid core.

WiCipedia: Alternative College & Male Separatism
WiCipedia | 9/29/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Holberton School takes job training to a new level; Christian white men are feeling discriminated against; cable numbers hold steady; and more.

How Data Science Can Boost Network Operations
Column | 9/29/2017

Data science could bring telcos to new levels of security and could assist operations in areas such as SDN and NFV, argues guest contributor Kiran Inampudi.

Verizon's Oliveira: VNFs Could Use a Rethink
News Analysis | 9/29/2017

During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event, Verizon's Fred Oliveira focused on the challenges and opportunities the operator faces around NFV orchestration.

Vivendi Man Genish Formally Named Telecom Italia CEO
News Analysis | 9/29/2017

Italian telecom incumbent says former Vivendi executive and current general manager will become CEO and announces a joint venture with Vivendi pay-TV business Canal+.

Security Fun: NFV & Supply-Side Attacks
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

It hasn't happened yet, but wouldn't it be hilarious to find out your VNFs are spreading malware?

Photo Review: Operations Transformation Forum 2017
Slide Shows | 9/28/2017

The significant shift towards becoming a lean, digital operator was the focus of the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.

How CSPs Can Move Up the IoT Value Chain
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/28/2017

Whatever strategy CSPs adopt in the emerging IoT landscape, a critical enabler of their IoT business will be the monetization engine.

Edge Inertia Grips Telcos as Rival Interests Jockey for Position
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

Growing interest in the potential of edge computing has yet to be matched by commercial activity on the telco side. In the meantime, the Internet companies are coming.

Amazon Heats Up TV Hardware Battle
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

Bigger than a stick and smaller than a set-top, the Amazon 4K Fire TV is a threat to cable.

CenturyLink: Edge Compute Critical, Not Easy
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

Distributing content and applications closer to the customer is critical but using existing infrastructure isn't going to be easy.

How immmr Is Innovating in the Voice Comms World
LRTV Interviews | 9/28/2017

LONDON, 9/29/2017 – immmr, a German startup spun out of Deutsche Telekom's T-Labs, is looking to gain ground in the digital comms market with a multimedia app that offers virtual numbers and lets anyone communicate from any device, explains CEO Judit Andrasi.

SAP's Prime Directive: Aggressively Cloud-Agnostic Strategy
Wagner’s Ring | 9/28/2017

In contrast to competitor Oracle, SAP offers multi-cloud portability for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

Alibaba Cloud Is Surprise Winner in IaaS Sweepstakes
Scott Ferguson | 9/28/2017

A report from Gartner this week finds that the public cloud or IaaS market grew more than 30% between 2015 and 2016, but Alibaba Cloud grew its revenues faster than the competition.

Live TV Fragmenting, Not Dying – YouGov
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

New research from YouGov shows that UK viewers are still viewing content from TV shows, even though they are doing so on multiple platforms.

Eurobites: Nokia Crosses Jordan With Fiber for Orange
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA in 200G trials with Telefónica Germany; BMW finds room for Alexa; BT maintains complaints quota.

The Strange Case of Gas Pumps & Bluetooth Skimmers
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

No, we're not talking about a bird, but a tiny wireless device designed to steal your card info when you use a compromised gas pump. Happy times!

Why TeleSign Takeover Could Be Game-Changer for BICS
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

The Belgian wholesale carrier hopes its $230 million takeover of a Californian software company will take it in a new direction.

Edge Funds: Show Me the Money!
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

At the MEC Congress in Berlin there was plenty of evidence that edge computing is more than just a hot topic, but still too few signs of concrete business cases or investment plans.

AT&T: Is It a Bird? A Plane? No, It's a COW!
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

... It's a COW. Sprint isn't the only carrier with airborne cellsites.

Google's Cloud IoT Core Platform Moves to Public Beta
Scott Ferguson | 9/27/2017

Google is moving its Cloud IoT Core management platform into public beta and adding new features.

Open Source Innovation, 'Holacracy' & Celebrating Failure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/27/2017

Innovation should get easier now we've got NFV; at least that's the message from today's Service Delivery Innovation Summit in London.

Nokia Takes NFV Cloud-Native
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

The company assembles what it calls a cloud-native core, named AirGile, to bring NFV fully into the cloud and to let VNFs be truly stateless.

Apple Fixes Office 365 Bug in iOS 11
Wagner’s Ring | 9/27/2017

iOS 11.01, released this week, fixes a bug where some users were unable to send mail over Office 365 and Exchange.

Intel Aims at Simplifying NFVi Confusion
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

Two new programs seek to settle on a smaller set of NFVi configurations so the real innovation can begin.

Inside Start-Up Chile: Chile's Government-Funded Accelerator
LRTV Documentaries | 9/27/2017

SANTIAGO, 9/27/2017 – In this episode we visit Start-Up Chile, the government-funded accelerator program that invites global entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Santiago. However, a lack of available venture capital means that many companies return home once the program has ended. Part two of three.

Untangling the Operational Complexities of SDN & NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/27/2017

Light Reading's OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV is the industry's premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations and OSS.

Cisco Eliminating 310 Jobs at San Jose HQ – Report
Scott Ferguson | 9/27/2017

Cisco's job cutting is hitting home as the company will eliminate 310 jobs at its San Jose headquarters.

L3 Tech Looks to Make Up Lost Cloud Time
Wagner’s Ring | 9/27/2017

Defense and aerospace company L3 Technologies is looking to aggressively adopt the cloud, following regulatory prohibitions lifting last year.

What Digital Transformation Means for Telcos
LRTV Interviews | 9/27/2017

LONDON, 9/27/2017 – Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris at Ovum's Digital Futures event about what digital transformation actually means for telecom network operators.

Why the Right IoT Management Platform Matters
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

As IoT projects gain popularity in the enterprise, the right management platform can make a big difference. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing one.

Facebook Signs Highlights Deal With NFL
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

The social media giant is adding to its sports video library at a steady rate.

Eurobites: Telcos' 'Vision' Sees Them Staying Relevant, Tackling Disruptors
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European get a taste for vacation roaming; VeloCloud appoints UK manager; Uber back in court.

Analysts: Dish Is in Dire Straits
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

A wireless spectrum sale won't save Dish's video business.

Sprint's 'Magic' Small Cell Takes to the Air
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

Flying small cells could provide coverage from the air after emergencies like hurricanes, Sprint suggests.

Edge Computing Groups Wrestle With Interoperability
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

The emergence of different groups addressing the edge computing challenge has fueled concern about interoperability and whether a unified approach to edge computing will take shape.

ADVA: Operators Key to Multivendor Virtualization
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

Everyone wants vendor-agnostic virtualization, but it's going to require hands-on work from the network operators, says ADVA CTO.

Comcast Reveals Instant TV & the IPTV Future
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

Comcast is calling its new Instant TV service the 'tip of the spear.'

ON2020 Readout Identifies New Optical Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/26/2017

ON2020 presents its assessment of optical network requirements through 2020 and beyond, identifying new challenges and opportunities for the telecom industry.

US Carriers Place Bets on Cat M & NB-IoT
Jonestown | 9/26/2017

Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon eye NB-IoT in 2018, while AT&T is full-bore on Cat M for now.

Transport SDN's Time Has Come
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/26/2017

Demand calls for another optical transport evolution, this time in the management of optical network resources.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Capital Punishment
LRTV Documentaries | 9/26/2017

Jamie's back with Scott and Iain from Light Reading to discuss the decision to kick Uber out of London, and much more.

OK Google, Find Me a Job
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2017

Google Job Discovery – formerly known as the Google Cloud Jobs API – goes into beta Tuesday, working with new categories of companies.

Mirantis Leaps to Public Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2017

With Kubernetes management in AWS, Mirantis is going beyond private cloud for the first time.

ARM Champions Fog, Not Just Edge Computing, for 5G
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

UK chipmaker believes the distributed cloud, or fog, model will address 5G requirements in a way that edge computing alone cannot.

Ovum's Rehak on IoT Business Cases
LRTV Interviews | 9/26/2017

LONDON, 9/26/2017 – At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.

SAP Looks to Tame Customers With Gigya Acquisition
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2017

With its Gigya acquisition, SAP hopes to be able to provide enterprises with a unified view of the customer.

European Online Video Ad Spend Up 21%
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

A new report from RTL Group ad network Ad Connect estimates that spending on online video advertising is growing rapidly, but is still a small part of total video advertising.

SAP Launches Data Hub: Leave Your Data Where It Is, Centralize Management
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2017

The SAP Data Hub allows enterprises to extract value from data in the cloud, on premises, or wherever it resides.

IBM's Integrated Analytics System Taps Into Machine Learning
Scott Ferguson | 9/26/2017

IBM's Integrated Analytics System uses the company's Data Science Experience, Apache Spark and gives data scientists access to machine learning.

The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
Shades of Ray | 9/26/2017

Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.

Eurobites: BT Climbs Aboard the SD-WAN Bandwagon
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM hovers over Imagination deal; Sparkle banks on SMS growth; Ericsson teams up with Intel on 5G.

US, Europe to Spend $272B on Edge Computing by 2026 – Analyst
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

Spending on edge computing will exceed that on 5G across Europe and the US between now and 2026.

MTS Marketing Boss Eyes $760M in Annual Software Sales
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

The chief marketing officer of Russia's MTS reckons 10% of future revenues could come from software.

Digital Transformation: It's a People Thing
Shades of Ray | 9/25/2017

HONG KONG, 9/25/2017 – Digital and operations transformation is much more a people challenge than a technology challenge, according to the many service provider executives who shared their experiences at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.

Microsoft's Quantum Computing Efforts Come into Focus
Scott Ferguson | 9/25/2017

At Ignite, CEO Satya Nadella and a team of researchers gave insights into the company's development of quantum computing.

Trump Commits $200M to Improving STEM in Schools
News Analysis | 9/25/2017

Daughter Ivanka is leading initiative to give $200 million in annual grant funding to expand STEM and computer science education in schools 'with diversity in mind.'

Edging Closer: ETSI & OpenFog Team on Edge Computing APIs
News Analysis | 9/25/2017

Having flirted for some time, the distributed cloud industry groups have agreed to coordinate on the APIs that will connect computing assets at the edge of the wide area network to the applications that need those distributed resources.

Can Fixed Wireless Fix Rural Broadband?
News Analysis | 9/25/2017

There are true believers who think it can.

Microsoft Serving a Slice of AI With Everything at Ignite
Scott Ferguson | 9/25/2017

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at Ignite this week, the emphasis will be on artificial intelligence.

Microsoft Azure Stack, SQL Server 2017 Emphasize Hybrid Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 9/25/2017

At the start of Ignite, Microsoft is planning to emphasize its role in building out hybrid clouds with the release of Azure Stack, SQL Server 2017 and other offerings.

SAP on New Telco Revenue Streams
LRTV Interviews | 9/25/2017

LONDON, 9/25/2017 – At Ovum's recent Digital Futures event in London, Stephan Gatien, general manager for telecommunications business at SAP, discusses some of the prime focus areas for telecom operators that are driving new revenues 'beyond connectivity.'

Cisco & Partners See Blockchain Opportunities in IoT
Wagner’s Ring | 9/25/2017

Blockchain will provide the lightweight security, interoperability and other services needed for Internet of Things applications, the companies say.

Eurobites: Imagination Cashes In Its Chips With Canyon Bridge for £550M
News Analysis | 9/25/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor plans Trondheim IoT lab; cooperation at the mobile edge; Nokia ups its mission-critical LTE game.

Laying the Tech Foundation for Digital Transformation
Column | 9/25/2017

Pay-TV providers should follow four basic steps to carry out the digital transformation process

Whoops! Apple's New iPhone Software Breaks Office 365
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2017

The Mail app on iOS 11 is incompatible with Office 365, as well as Exchange Server 2016 and Outlook.com.

Juniper's AppFormix Aims to Automate via Intent-Based Networking
News Analysis | 9/22/2017

Through AppFormix, Juniper joins the ranks of vendors addressing network automation via intent-based networking.

Why Amazon May Be Cable's Biggest Threat
MariNation | 9/22/2017

It's not just because Amazon has a lot of cash.

MongoDB Files for IPO
Scott Ferguson | 9/22/2017

Database developer MongoDB is ready to the test the stock market with an IPO.

Pics: Berzerkeley Bots & Grounded Clouds at MWCA
Slide Shows | 9/22/2017

The inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas drew 21,000 attendees, focused on strategies for 5G, and showcased the latest innovations around IoT, smart cities, connected cars and more.

The Importance of BBU Emulation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/22/2017

Whether building out distributed RANs or new centralized RANs, BBU emulation is a critical step of the process to help mobile operators avoid lengthy and costly delays.

Eurobites: Telia Coughs Up $965M to Exit Uzbek Nightmare
News Analysis | 9/22/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU prepares for taxation clampdown on digital giants; EE offers Enhanced HD Voice; DT bets on Hybrid Brain.

Uber Crashes Into UK Regulators, Loses London License
News Analysis | 9/22/2017

Ride-hailing app developer is stripped of its operating license in London.

Manifold Launches With $15M Funding for Multi-Cloud Developer Services
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2017

For developers, buying everything from one big cloud can be like shopping at Walmart. Manifold is looking to allow developers to have one-stop convenience with the artisanal 'locavore' experience.

Disney Gets Green Light on BAMTech Buy
News Analysis | 9/22/2017

Disney's purchase of a majority stake in BAMTech has been approved ahead of schedule.

Cisco Intersight Aims to Tame Data Center Management 'Monster'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2017

Intersight is a subscription-based management and automation cloud for Cisco's Unified Computing System data center servers and HyperFlex hyperconverged storage.

Is HPE Planning to Cut 5,000 Jobs?
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2017

HPE will swing the axe for 5,000 heads, or 10% of its workforce, by year's end, if Bloomberg is right.

Penn Paints Portrait of Telstra Transformation
News Analysis | 9/22/2017

Telstra's CEO is bringing all of his skills to bear in guiding the Australian telco through its digital transformation.

WiCipedia: Endangered Species, 'the Pao Effect' & Bad Actors
WiCipedia | 9/22/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.

2017 Storms May Mean Network Rethink
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

Data center operator says cables and landing stations aren't impacted but where the traffic goes next might be.

Google Buys HTC's Pixel Team for $1.1B
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

Google is buying the team that designed its branded high-end smartphone for $1.1 billion cash.

How Cisco Works With UK Startups
LRTV Interviews | 9/21/2017

LONDON, 9/21/2017 – At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.

'GIGAWorld' Innovation to Unlock Trillions in Annual Revenue
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

New research from Liberty Global and consultancy Arthur D. Little claims that gigabit broadband connections will create trillions in economic value through new services.

LTE-A the Key to Sprint's Path to 5G
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

During Light Reading's MWC Americas breakfast event, speakers from Sprint, AT&T and elsewhere examined how the evolution of LTE-Advanced Pro and Gigabit LTE will prepare the ground for commercial 5G services.

A Glitch in Time? Apple Admits to Watch Connectivity Problem
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

Apple cops to LTE problem on new Series 3 watch.

Cloud Migration: Never Easy
Scott Ferguson | 9/21/2017

Whether it's moving infrastructure or workloads over to the cloud, the migration is never easy. However, a pair of studies show that enterprises are forging ahead.

DT Trumpets Automation Savings Worth '800 Employees'
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

German telco has been using robotic process automation to reduce the need for human intervention and cut costs.

Calix Moves Lawful Intercept Into Access Network
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

New capability in its AXOS Subcriber Management module eliminates the need for routers elsewhere in the network.

Dell EMC: $1B Air Force Cloud Project Is Just the Beginning
Wagner’s Ring | 9/21/2017

Today public cloud, tomorrow hybrid cloud? Dell EMC provides some detail on the Air Force's big cloud move.

Cloud Skills Shortage Costs Enterprises Millions
Scott Ferguson | 9/21/2017

A report by the London School of Economics and Rackspace finds that a lack of cloud skills is costing enterprises more than $250 million in missed revenue.

Eurobites: Orange Seeks Boost From IoT Modules
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Hitachi on industrial IoT; Deutsche Telekom touts SD-WAN offering; Swisscom puts its faith in blockchain.

The Clock Ticks for Gfast in Europe
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

A regulatory obsession with fiber bodes ill for the makers of Gfast equipment in Europe.

Could 5G Have Found Its Glass Ceiling?
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

High-band 5G signals can be blocked by the energy- and light-efficient windows used in modern building, Light Reading hears.

US Air Force Awards $1B Cloud Contract
Wagner’s Ring | 9/20/2017

Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft recruited for five-year IT transformation for up to 776,000 users.

Intent-Based Networking: Marketing Hype or a Magic Bullet for Automation?
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/20/2017

Intent-based networking is making a resurgence as a potentially promising way for telcos to advance self-configuration and automation in the network.

Flirting With Automation
Shades of Ray | 9/20/2017

Automated back office operations is becoming a hot topic amongst major operators, including many of those at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.

Charter Has a Secret TV App for Colleges
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

Charter goes back to school with SpectrumU.

1 Million Pirate Set-Top Boxes Sold in the UK
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

A new report from a number of UK law enforcement agencies estimates that illegal set-top boxes with applications that support pirated streaming services are widely distributed in the UK every year.

Pitney Bowes Gives Cloud, SaaS Stamp of Approval
Scott Ferguson | 9/20/2017

At nearly 100 years old, Pitney Bowes is looking to transform itself through adopting the cloud, while delivering its traditional services through SaaS.

Workers Bracing for Sweeping Automation Changes
Scott Ferguson | 9/20/2017

A study carried out by Market Cube and sponsored by Smartsheet finds that knowledge workers are aware of the changes automation may bring. While there's concern, there's also some enthusiasm.

Charting the Course to Cloud-Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/20/2017

During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.

Eurobites: Ericsson, BT Make the Case for Automation & Network Slicing
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU proposes new rules on non-personal data; Vodafone studies cybersecurity; Huawei joins Euro 5G project.

Intel Offering Researchers Free Cloud, AI Resources
Scott Ferguson | 9/20/2017

Intel is opening its Nervana DevCloud to about 200,000 researchers and scientists to help power AI innovation.

Arista Slashes Cloud Networking Complications
Wagner’s Ring | 9/20/2017

Extending EOS on-premises networking architecture to public cloud to provide a unified infrastructure for automation.

India's Incumbents Lose IUC Battle, for Now
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

The Indian regulator's decision to lower termination charges is bad news for the country's biggest telcos.

T-Mobile, Sprint in Merger Talks, Again – Report
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

A deal currently being discussed would leave T-Mobile as the dominant partner in a tie-up, according to reports.

Law 'Out of Kilter' With AI, Automation Issues
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

The rise of the machines poses lots of awkward questions for lawyers in the telecom and technology sectors.

Oracle's Ellison: We'll Beat Amazon Cloud Pricing by Half
Wagner’s Ring | 9/19/2017

Oracle introduces new 'autonomous' database combined with flexible pricing to beat Amazon pricing by 50%, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison says.

Comcast Shuts Down OTT Again
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

Comcast's 'Watchable' wasn't well-watched.

Level 3 Beefs Up Optical Security
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

Wave encryption service offers standardized approach for securing data traffic in transit at the optical layer.

IBM, Microsoft Rank in Blockchain Survey
Scott Ferguson | 9/19/2017

Juniper Research ranks IBM as the number one supplier of blockchain, with Microsoft following in second place.

Nokia Job Cuts in France on Hold – Report
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

Finnish vendor will meet with French government officials on October 2 to discuss job plans.

Verizon & Vidder Put SD-Perimeter Around Enterprise Security
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) service, which utilizes Vidder's application layer access control technology to make network services natively secure.

NY State Levies $13M Fine on Charter
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

Charter now faces a hefty fee for failing to meet New York's broadband deployment deadlines.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Light Reading Sandwich
LRTV Documentaries | 9/19/2017

In the absence of Jamie, Scott becomes the filling in a Light Reading sandwich as he's outnumbered by Ray and Iain.

SevOne Takes Network Analytics to Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/19/2017

Keeping software-based networks humming with cloud-based visualization tools.

82% of TV Consumption Is Still Live TV, Says ITV's Online Head
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

The head of online at British commercial broadcaster discussed the progress the ITV Hub has made, but pointed out that the vast majority of TV consumption is still live and linear.

Eurobites: Nokia Goes 450MHz in Finland
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt appoints new COO; Telecom Italia denies network sell-off rumors, again; Swedish sensor maker under pressure.

Salesforce Updates Sales Cloud Einstein With Additional AI Features
Scott Ferguson | 9/19/2017

On the one-year anniversary of Einstein, Salesforce is updating Sales Cloud with additional artificial intelligence features.

AWS: We Charge by the Second Now
Scott Ferguson | 9/19/2017

Amazon Web Services is now charging customers by the second for some of its services. However, will it save them money?

Huawei Intros SDN/NFV Testing-as-a-Service
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

The testing environment has become more complex and burdensome with the introduction of virtualization, so Huawei has developed a testing-as-a-service (TaaS) offer called TestCraft to pitch to operators.

Ericsson's Qureshi Resurfaces at Verizon
News Analysis | 9/18/2017

Rima Qureshi, formerly Ericsson's point person in the company's partnership with Cisco, has been named chief strategy officer at Verizon.

What Comes After SD-WANs?
Rewired | 9/18/2017

Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?

Cisco's John Chambers Retiring Even More
Wagner’s Ring | 9/18/2017

Current Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will step in as board chairman when ex-CEO John Chambers steps aside in December.

The John Chambers Era Is Ending at Cisco
Craig's A-List | 9/18/2017

Already replaced as CEO, John Chambers is fully detaching as he plans to step down as Cisco chairman, truly ending his time as the face and voice of the company.

Cisco, HPE, Dell EMC Fighting for Cloud Infrastructure Dominance
Scott Ferguson | 9/18/2017

A Synergy Research report finds spending on public and private cloud infrastructure continues to grow, with Cisco, HPE and Dell EMC all fighting for market share.

Comcast Packs More Powerful SD-WAN Punch
News Analysis | 9/18/2017

Comcast isn't just adding SD-WAN, it's making a strong play as a large player without any MPLS legacy to protect.

UK Backhaul Regulation Will Hinder 5G, Say Telcos
News Analysis | 9/18/2017

The UK regulator's failure to open up BT's networks could have damaging consequences for the 5G market.

VMware COO Sanjay Poonen: Our Cloud Strategy Is Second to None
News Analysis | 9/18/2017

VMware's COO Sanjay Poonen sat down with Enterprise Cloud News to talk about the AWS partnership and more at VMWorld Europe 2017.

Survey Says: Women in Comms Tell All
Que Sera Sarah | 9/18/2017

The results of Women in Comms' first survey are in, and they show that the more things change, the more they stay the same (among many other things!).

IBM Cloud Appliance Has Wheels & an Extendable Handle
Wagner’s Ring | 9/18/2017

The IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration appliance rolls data from on-premises to an IBM Cloud data center.

Eurobites: Nordic Firms Team Up to Make the Business Case for 5G & More
News Analysis | 9/18/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: court rules in Nokia's favor in patents dispute with LG; Arcep revamps mobile coverage mapping; Privacy Shield comes up for review.

Tata Spins a Tale of 2 SD-WANs
Rewired | 9/18/2017

Its IZO SD-WAN Prime aims to help companies automatically address congestion issues on Internet links to remote sites.

Photo Highlights: Operations Transformation Forum 2017
Slide Shows | 9/17/2017

Highlights from Huawei's annual event that focuses on how network operators are transforming their operations and corporate processes.

China Telecom Global Launches SD-WAN Service With Versa Networks
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

China Telecom Global has partnered with Versa Networks to deploy SD-WAN services to enterprise customers globally.

Smart Cities Defy Cookie-Cutter Connectivity
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

Smart cities hold obvious opportunities for telcos. The trick is to not get stuck as a 'dumb pipe' provider.

Cities Slam FCC on Broadband Proceedings
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

City CIOs and CTOs think the FCC is putting future broadband and smart city investment at risk.

Airtel, Idea Gear Up Against JioPhone
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

Two of India's operators are preparing their response to the launch of a low-cost 4G phone by arch-rival Reliance Jio.

Microsoft Azure 'Confidential Computing' Secures Data In Use
Wagner’s Ring | 9/15/2017

Developed in collaboration with Intel, 'Azure confidential computing' protects data from malicious insiders, hackers and malware, and third parties accessing without consent, according to Microsoft.

Upcoming Oracle DB Hits All Buzzwords
Wagner’s Ring | 9/15/2017

With AWS in the crosshairs, Oracle dropped hints at a new version of its database coming October 1.

Eurobites: Orange Extends Netflix Partnership
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON finds a new CFO; Bulgaria Sat beams up Ericsson; Swisscom chooses Springworks for IoT.

Google & Spotify Make Open Source Security Music
Wagner’s Ring | 9/15/2017

Forseti is a set of open source security tools, developed by Google and Spotify, for Google Cloud Platform users.

WiCipedia: Google Sued Over Gender Pay Disparity
WiCipedia | 9/15/2017

This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.

Could the Connected Car Help Prevent Terrorism?
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

Future 'intelligent' vehicles could come with a software 'ethics' switch that would prevent them being driven into crowds and used for other nefarious activities.

VEON Issues Profit Warning on Uzbek Currency Meltdown
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

Amsterdam-headquartered operator says a major currency devaluation in Uzbekistan will hit sales and profits this year.

Close the Loop to Automate Service Assurance
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

The separation between obtaining service assurance data and acting on it is going away, letting the network automatically address issues.

Why the Cloud Will Be Distributed
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2017

At Ovum's Digital Futures event in London, Marcus Weldon, corporate CTO at Nokia and president of Nokia Bell Labs, explains why, in order to enable the bandwidth-hungry and low latency-demanding services of the future, a distributed cloud architecture will be essential.

Apple's New iPhones: No Gigabit LTE for You!
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

Apple's new phones are not supporting Gigabit LTE, folks at Mobile World Congress Americas tell us.

Teleste Eyes US Cable Bonanza
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

Finnish equipment vendor has great ambitions to take on incumbent US equipment makers with Remote PHY, Fiber Deep and related headend optics products.

Tata Pours Special Sauce on SD-WAN Prime
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

Service comes with home-grown ability to manage congestion dynamically to remote sites, building on Anuta orchestration.

Oracle Latest Cloud Provider to Jump on Kubernetes
Scott Ferguson | 9/14/2017

By joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Oracle is the last cloud provider to get on the Kubernetes bandwagon.

Community Is Key to Video – Facebook's Danker
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

Daniel Danker, product director at Facebook and head of its video product strategy, kicked off IBC today by outlining his vision of community-driven video experiences.

Looker Busts Analytics Silos
Wagner’s Ring | 9/14/2017

Looker integrates best-of-breed analytics tools into a cohesive platform, as an alternative to having to 'buy your TV and VCR together.'

Comcast Aims to Layer LoRa Into XB6 Gateway
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

The XB6 is turning into a lean, mean IoT machine.

5G Pushes Carriers Toward Cloud-Native NFV
Column | 9/14/2017

Mobile edge computing (MEC) and a cloud-native core are necessary ingredients for the future 5G NFV network, argues Ian Maclean of Metaswitch.

Blockchain Alternative Swirlds Raises $3M in Seed Funding
Scott Ferguson | 9/14/2017

Swirlds is looking to build an alternative to blockchain and now it has $3 million in funding to promote its hashgraph distributed consensus platform.

Eurobites: Vivendi Now Controls Telecom Italia, Says Watchdog
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Business Solutions offers software-based security; Ericsson lands metadata gig with DNA; BT's bandwidth on demand.

MWC Americas – Day 2 Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 9/14/2017

It's Day 2 and we are still at our janky San Fran hotel and reporting to you everything you'd want to know about MWC Americas!

Smarter Thinking for the Digital Economy
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2017

Informa CEO Stephen Carter, who has extensive experience in the communications sector, discusses some of the key takeaways from the recent Ovum Digital Futures conference, where he chaired a panel session titled 'Investing in the Age of the Smarter Customer.'

India's Airtel Calls on SKT for Tech Help
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

India's biggest service provider is looking to South Korean technology expertise to cope with the challenge from Reliance Jio.

Sprint COO on Massive MIMO Deployment: 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet'
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2017

Sprint COO of Technology Guenther Ottendorfer and Ericsson Head of Network Infrastructure Nishant Batra share details of the first US trial of massive MIMO in downtown Seattle.

AT&T's CTO on Edge Compute & the Power of Low Latency
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2017

The power of latency will be 'the next new thing' to change the landscape of mobility, according to AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch.

AT&T Pushes Cat M LTE for Cellular IoT in the Americas
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

AT&T sees its Cat M network – now in the US and coming in Mexico – as a potential catalyst for more use of cellular IoT.

AT&T NetBond Adds Cloud-to-Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

A new service, touted as an industry first, gives enterprises connections between their multiple clouds for sharing workloads without hair-pinning data.

VRIF to Release First VR Guidelines at IBC
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF), created to coordinate technology development and interoperability across the fledgling VR industry, will be releasing the first draft of its guidelines at the IBC event.

Telco Revenues Set to Grow – Ovum
LRTV Interviews | 9/13/2017

Richard Mahony, research director for the service provider segment at Ovum, explains why the global telco services market is set to grow by about 2% this year.

AT&T Wants to Ditch the Dish
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

More OTT this way comes.

Overpriced & Underwhelming, Apple's New iPhone Lacks X Factor
Morris Lore | 9/13/2017

In terms of innovation, Apple's latest device is not exactly a garbage-fueled flying car.

Vodafone UK Boss Slams Openreach 'Stranglehold'
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

Openreach's grip on the market and aversion to fiber has left the UK lagging other European countries in the digital economy, says Vodafone UK chief.

Eurobites: DT Turns Its TIP Attention to mmWave
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telefónica get it on for 5G; BT opts for Amdocs unit for billing overhaul; eir profits up 4% year-on-year; bump in the road for Fox/Sky deal.

AWS, Azure Dominating Multi-Cloud Expansion – Study
Scott Ferguson | 9/13/2017

A study of nearly 700 IT professionals finds that multi-cloud strategies are finding a home in the enterprise, with Azure and AWS increasing in popularity.

VeloCloud Racks Up 50 Service Provider Partners
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

SD-WAN supplier VeloCloud announced its expansion to 50 service provider partners and 1,000 enterprise customers.

5G Volume Knob Cranked to 11
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

That's one louder than ten, folks, as the likes of Telefónica, Nokia, Qualcomm, KDDI, Ericsson, LG U+, Huawei, Mavenir, Intel, Keysight, Cavium and more serve up a slew of 5G announcements.

MWC Americas Day 1 Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2017

San Francisco in the storm, mobile technology, telecom warriors and the shiny New iPhone X!

Apple Launches Animated Poop Emoji, iPhone X
Wagner’s Ring | 9/13/2017

With the launch of a new iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple demonstrates again how it succeeds by satisfying customers – despite the talk of reality distortion fields.

Liberty Global: Europe's 'Big Data' Rules Favor Internet Giants
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

Europe's biggest cable company expresses frustration that light-touch regulation of Google and Facebook gives them an advantage in the market for some digital services.

Sprint Says Massive MIMO, Coming in 2018, Is the Bridge to 5G
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

Sprint says more capacity is coming to its network with new antenna arrays.

Fall Is a TV (Industry) Lover's Delight
MariNation | 9/12/2017

Forget back to school. Let's get back to TV with a rush of fall industry updates.

Can a Government Fund the Next Silicon Valley?
LRTV Documentaries | 9/12/2017

They call New York Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Light Reading traveled to Chile, where the government gives interest-free loans to startup companies, to learn more about that country's emergent tech scene. Part 1 of 3.

VMware Charges Into OpenStack VIM Market
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

Plays to its strengths with a carrier-grade version of an OpenStack VIM, taking aim at Red Hat, among others, in the process.

Stars Align for Zodiac & ActiveVideo
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

ActiveVideo and Zodiac Interactive are teaming up to offer a joint solution that can deliver online video, advanced UIs and other cloud-based video services to old and new set-top boxes alike.

Charter Reveals New Details on 4G/5G Trials
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

Samsung is a key partner for Charter not only in its 5G trials, but also in tests of 4G small cell equipment that could play a role in the cable company's launch of a new mobile service in 2018.

Avi Acquires StacksWare for Application Management From the Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/12/2017

Avi plans to extend its load balancing and service software into multi-tenant cloud.

VMware Unwraps Cloud-in-a-Box
Wagner’s Ring | 9/12/2017

Launches integrated software cloud tool suite, as well as migration tools for enterprises and a certification program for cloud providers.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Deal Prepares Ground for Faster Fiber Rollout
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up with IBM for cloud flexibility; Sky launches contract-free streaming in Spain; whither public WiFi?

WiC in Denver: What's the Matter With Tech?
Que Sera Sarah | 9/12/2017

Join WiC for its fourth networking breakfast in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 28, where we'll come together to discuss why the future is brighter than ever for women in tech.

IBM, VMware Double Down on Cloud Partnership
Scott Ferguson | 9/12/2017

At VMWorld in Europe, IBM plans to offer a more VMware services and capabilities through its public cloud.

Pluribus: SDN & Beyond
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/12/2017

An innovator exclusive with Pluribus Networks and how they've moved beyond the traditional SDN! Meet Netvisor, a virtualized Network Operating System (NOS) that provides a best-in-class layer 2 and layer 3 networking foundation, distributed fabric intelligence and virtualizes the switch hardware, similar to how VMware virtualizes a bare metal server.

Vodafone Pushes ONAP Over Key Threshold
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

Addition of global operator in 26 countries means ONAP now serves operators reaching 55% of global subscribers.

Kickstarting Digital Transformation
Column | 9/11/2017

Once pay-TV providers embrace the idea, they must take a comprehensive, company-wide approach to carry out such fundamental changes.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Dirty Data
LRTV Documentaries | 9/11/2017

Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray from Light Reading. The team starts by reflecting on the amount of moaning the impending UK 5G auctions have caused. They then ponder how little control we have over our digital lives and ask whether there should be a limit on the power of the dominant digital utilities. Lastly, Ray derides dirty data, prompting one of Scott's paranoid AI tangents.

Amdocs Claims ONAP First-Mover Status
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

Software giant leveraging early work with AT&T's ECOMP and ONAP to bring commercial version of open source platform to market first.

Rackspace Acquiring Datapipe in Multi-Cloud Managed Services Play
Scott Ferguson | 9/11/2017

Rackspace is acquiring Datapipe to increase its multi-cloud management, managed services and colocation presence. The combined company will have revenues of $2.4 billion and 6,700 employees.

What's the IoT Plan, Verizon?
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

For Verizon, IoT is all about the network. Except when it's about anything and everything else.

Cloud, Security, AI & IoT Are Driving the Need for Application-Specific Coprocessors
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/11/2017

Niel Viljoen, Netronome's CEO, discusses the changes happening in the processor market, parallel processing and how coprocessors are a must now due to the demise of Moore's Law. For example, networking and security processing requirements are outstripping general purpose CPU performance. Coprocessors, such as in SmartNICs, and kernel-compliant acceleration are quickly becoming critical to ensure network performance-related service levels and server efficiency.

Cisco's ACI Could Close the Cloud, SDN Gap
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

After falling behind in the cloud and SDN game, Cisco is looking to make up ground with ACI. But is it too little, too late?

Kubernetes Assimilates Mesosphere, Honoring Borg Ancestry
Wagner’s Ring | 9/11/2017

Resistance to the open source Google-born container orchestration software is futile.

Radisys's SI Strategy Comes Into Focus
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

Vendor has been positioning itself as a key integrator in the telco infrastructure space as data centers move to the edge.

VR, Cloud, Security Are Key Issues at 50th IBC
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

IBC, the big media conference held in Amsterdam every year, starts this Thursday. We discuss the main issues relevant to service providers that are expected to take center stage.

Eurobites: Nokia Lands India Deal With ZTE
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR CEO steps down; EE refarms spectrum for 4G boost; SES announces souped-up satellite network.

Vodafone to Pump €2B Into German Gigabit Networks
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

Latest plans by Germany's biggest cable operator add to the broadband pressure on incumbent operator Deutsche Telekom.

Boom! Hulu Just Blew Up the TV Bundle
MariNation | 9/8/2017

Maybe TV doesn't have to be just TV anymore.

T-Mobile Claims Over 1.1 Gbit/s in Latest Gigabit LTE Tests
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

US operators battle for pole Gigabit LTE position, but mostly in the lab, not the real world, so far.

Enterprise Services Market Is the Telcos' to Lose
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/8/2017

To succeed in the enterprise market telcos need to play to their strengths.

Google Considering HTC Buyout – Report
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

Could Google really buy HTC after its costly failed bet on hardware with Motorola Mobility?

Cloudera Acquires AI Startup Fast Forward Labs
Scott Ferguson | 9/8/2017

Coming off its IPO earlier this year, Cloudera is making its first acquisition.

Cisco Exec Faced 'Terrifying' Deportation as Undocumented Immigrant
Wagner’s Ring | 9/8/2017

Rowan Trollope, currently a Cisco senior vice president, was nearly deported from the US as a teenager after his mother, 'a free spirit,' neglected to get visas for herself and her children when she immigrated to the US.

Eurobites: ADVA Lands South African Fiber Rollout Deal
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sets up tech incubator program; Nokia cuts jobs in France; EXFO in talks to buy French optics specialist.

Cloud Reshapes Enterprise Communications
Huawei Videos | 9/8/2017

Cloud services capabilities are reshaping the enterprise communications landscape.

John Deere Is a Machine Learning Company Now
Scott Ferguson | 9/8/2017

With its $305 million acquisition of machine learning company Blue River Technology, John Deere is getting deeper into the cutting edge.

WiCipedia: Tech in Africa, Female CEOs & Bingeworthy TV
WiCipedia | 9/8/2017

This week in our WiCipedia roundup: why you may want to consider a move to Africa; C-level women come out of retirement; encouraging your daughters to pursue STEM; and more.

With Automation, Openet Aims to Be Lean, Mean BSS Machine
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

Following a DevOps-driven overhaul this year, the Dublin-based software company believes economic and market realities will play into its hands.

Vivendi to Merge Struggling Dailymotion With Besieged Watchever
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

The French media conglomerate is reportedly merging its Watchever unit with Dailymotion, combining two challenged video streaming brands in the hope they will succeed.

Swedish Startup Is Helping Telia Automate Device Care for Customers
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

Nordic operator reckons eBuilder's technology could lead to improvements in customer loyalty, a reduction in operating costs and new revenue opportunities.

Huawei TE10: Smart Device, Agile Video
Huawei Videos | 9/8/2017

Meet the TE10, Huawei's Huddle-Room Cloud Video Endpoint.

CenturyLink, Vnomic Accelerate Enterprise Road to HANA
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Telco is working with the application automation vendor to help enterprises upgrade to SAP HANA – and to convince them they need to do so sooner rather than later.

Google Launches Dedicated Connectivity for Hybrid Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/7/2017

The new Dedicated Interconnect option is designed to improve bandwidth, consistency and latency of connections between enterprise data centers and Google Cloud Platform.

Dell Posts Q2 Loss, Signs Massive Deal With GE
Scott Ferguson | 9/7/2017

On the one-year anniversary of its EMC deal, Dell posted its second-quarter financial results and signed a deal with GE to supply the company with IT infrastructure.

Amdocs Wins Altice USA in Whopper of a Deal
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Multi-year deal marks Amdocs as a top partner for Altice USA as the cable company embarks on a significant transition period.

Wi-Fi Alliance Levels Up With Vantage 2.0
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Managed networks are the 'new normal.'

Nielsen: Everyone Wants More Video
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

New research from The Nielsen Company finds that digital video consumption and live streaming are up – and unexpectedly, so are DVD sales.

Oracle Layoffs Target Sun Division – Reports
Scott Ferguson | 9/7/2017

After announcing it would hire 5,000 cloud professionals, Oracle is reportedly laying off employees within its Sun Microsystems division.

New Security Mantra: Explode-Offload-Reload
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

AT&T's former top security officer is updating his advice to enterprises, and it's all about the cloud, virtualization and new stuff.

Eurobites: Ericsson Seeks Pole Position in Connected Cars With Zenuity Deal
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new developer portal; Orange helps lock out the bicycle thieves; European Commission calls for increased spending on cybersecurity.

Huawei to Pump $500M Into Cloud Strategy
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Chinese vendor will pour $500 million into the development of a cloud platform and related services as it looks to challenge the might of Amazon and Google.

Huawei's Enterprise Cloud Communication Solution
Huawei Videos | 9/7/2017

Huawei's Enterprise Cloud Communication solution provides extensive communications services with a unified cloud platform.

Samsung & KDDI: Driving Miss 5G
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Samsung takes 5G over the ton in new drive tests.

IBM, US Army Ink $135M Cloud Deal
Scott Ferguson | 9/6/2017

IBM has signed a deal to provide cloud services and other tech support for the US Army's Logistics Support Activity group over the next 33 months.

Cisco Quantifies Cable Automation ROI
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Cisco projects quantifiable ROI with its Smart PHY automation software for cable access networks.

Why VMware Thinks It Can Help the NFV Cause
CxO Spotlight | 9/6/2017

Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.

Amzallag to Advise EnterpriseWeb
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Former Vodafone and Alcatel-Lucent exec to bring business and technology positioning expertise to middleware software player.

Cisco Slammed on Security Performance
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

World's biggest vendor of IP network equipment trails other security vendors in sales growth in latest ranking from analyst company HardenStance.

Snowflake Launches Secure Cloud Data Warehouse for Finance
Wagner’s Ring | 9/6/2017

Virtual Private Snowflake is designed for finance and other industries with high security and regulatory requirements.

5G & Millimeter Wave Band Challenges
Column | 9/6/2017

5G will require a fresh look at RF characteristics as operators deploy next-gen tech on very high-band frequencies.

Eurobites: Safaricom Looks Beyond Kenya
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Egypt opts for Openwave Mobility video knowhow; Nokia's 5G riposte to Ericsson; Intel sees chance of EU fine reprieve.

Appian CEO Sees Low-Code as Digital Transformation Key
Scott Ferguson | 9/6/2017

Fresh off its IPO earlier this year, Appian is looking to make low-code mainstream and part of the digital transformation process. Matt Calkins, co-founder and CEO, is leading the way.

MEF, ATIS Team on Global CE Ordering
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Carrier Ethernet has been around forever, but there is now a spec for global ordering of services between operators.

What Happened to Verizon Exponent?
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

It looks like the end of Exponent, Verizon's business unit for wholesaling platform technology.

HPE's Whitman Says She's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/6/2017

Though HPE CEO Meg Whitman talked to Uber about taking the CEO slot there, she says she's got work to do at HPE.

How to Save Energy With DAA
Breznick Unbound | 9/5/2017

In a Light Reading webinar Thursday, industry experts will look at how cable operators can cut energy use by deploying distributed access architectures.

HPE to Acquire Cloud Consulting Business
Wagner’s Ring | 9/5/2017

Cloud Technology Partners helps organizations move to the cloud and operate cloud infrastructure. It's the latest step in a year-long M&A spree for HPE.

Telia Preps Third Market Launch for Connected Car Service
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

With connected car services already launched in Sweden and Denmark, the Nordic giant is preparing to launch in a third territory.

Sprint Builds Out Virtualization Plans
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

COO says operator is building towards 5G, adds Metaswitch and Mavenir as virtualization vendors.

Orange Targets Polish Turnaround in 2018
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

French incumbent is determined to get its underperforming Polish business back on track.

Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications Solution
News from Huawei | 9/5/2017

Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications (CloudEC) solution integrates capabilities, such as HD video, instant messaging, collaborative conference and contact center together, and can be applied in offices, mobile workspace, cross-regional working and other scenarios.

Following Amazon Partnership, VMware Is a Cloud Company Now
Wagner’s Ring | 9/5/2017

VMware has shifted its focus from the on-premises data center to the cloud.

Huawei Sees World of Global Cloud Alliances
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Chinese vendor aims to become a major global cloud player through tie-ups with service providers like Germany's Deutsche Telekom.

Slim's Bundle: Telmex Could Offer TV Services Soon
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

A new report from the OECD recommends allowing billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil should enter the Mexican pay-TV market as soon as possible.

Las Vegas: Can Sin City Win Smart City Bet?
Scott Ferguson | 9/5/2017

Las Vegas is primed for a technology revolution, says CIO Michael Sherwood. Can Sin City transform itself into a smart city?

Stuck Stacks: How Free Software Gets Expensive
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

The problem with free software is that upgrading it can get expensive. Stuck Stack is when OpenStack can cost IT more than it bargained for, but there are simple ways to avoid the trap.

Eurobites: Juniper Lands NFV Gig at Liberty Global
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk considers withdrawal from mobile; BICS boosts French backhaul; Ericsson teams up with NexGuard for video watermarking.

The Telecoms.com Podcast
LRTV Documentaries | 9/5/2017

Scott and Jamie put the band back together with the help of Iain from Light Reading. The overgrown enfants terribles of telecoms pick up where they left off by arguing the toss over net neutrality, Europe's 5G progress and some new gadgetry for IFA. In classic journalistic tradition they end up debating whether any of it actually matters and completely fail to come to a unanimous conclusion on anything.

VeloCloud Takes Aim at Moving Target of SD-WAN Security
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

VeloCloud announced this week the expansion of its SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program to include new members Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, VMware and Forcepoint.

Is the US Ready to Close the Fiber Gap?
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Estimates are high for the amount of money the US needs to invest in fiber infrastructure, but deployments are also trending up.

Ericsson Cranks Out 5G NR Gear in Race for Telco Customers
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Swedish vendor adds FDD products to its growing 5G portfolio several months before new radio specifications are due to be frozen.

Where RJio Innovates, India's Incumbents Follow
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

India's newest operator has permanently changed the rules of the game with a series of attention-grabbing innovations.

Roku Commits to IPO as It Takes on TV Titans
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

The video streaming platform developer thinks it can do for the TV business what Google's Android did for smartphones and is finally listing on the public markets to raise expansion funds.

MWC Americas: Gigabit LTE's Debutante Ball
Jonestown | 9/4/2017

Forget 5G! For early adopters, Gigabit LTE will be coming of age in the US at Mobile World Congress in San Francisco this month.

Cloud Vendors: What to Look for (& What Not to Look for)
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

The cloud is changing the way enterprises evaluate the vendors that they work with to bring new technology into the business. Here's how CIOs and IT pros should change the criteria they use to assess partners.

Eurobites: UK's £200M Gigabit Scheme Splutters Into Life
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

In today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's state-funded Gigabit broadband pilot locations unveiled; Onecom lands IoT deal with Vodafone; MTN South Africa puts Cat-M1 tech to the IoT test; Emtelle expands into Germany.

SKT Tests Put 4G in Touching Distance of 5G
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

South Korean mobile operator claims to have cut latency on 4G networks to just two milliseconds, raising questions about the need for 5G.

GoT Season Finale Amped HBO Traffic 40% – Telenor
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

HBO's Game of Thrones is particularly popular in the Nordics and is having a significant impact on the Norwegian incumbent's network traffic.

BroadSoft at Heart of TWC Customer Data Blunder
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

Details related to more than 4 million Time Warner Cable customer contracts were exposed online and the culprit appears to be unified comms app partner BroadSoft.

DirecTV Now Preps Cloud DVR
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

Late to the game, DirecTV's OTT service will reportedly launch a cloud DVR service that allows subs to record up to 100 hours of content.

VMworld Photos: Lego Las Vegas!
Wagner’s Ring | 9/1/2017

Impressive Lego landscapes and virtual reality demos accompanied the cloud and security advances at VMware's annual customer confab.

Deutsche Telekom Unveils Major Content Push
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

The German incumbent announced this morning that it would be adding a slate of exclusive content; several new partners, including Netflix and Fox; and UHD support to its Entertain TV service.

How Kentik Helps Operators Turn Network Data into Sales
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

SaaS-based solution offers network data analysis function to help operators such as GTT identify potential new customers.

Eurobites: We'll Sell DT Stake to Fund Fiber Rollout, Says Germany's FDP
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

In today's regional roundup: Germany's Free Democrat Party (FDP) has some ideas about how to fund the country's digital architecture; Vodafone brings NB-IoT services to Ireland; French competitive operator Iliad keeps growing; Germany's mobilcom-debitel hooks up to iPass; and NTT Communications adds to its European data center empire.

WiCipedia: Uber's Charity Drive & Boys Buck Bro Culture
WiCipedia | 9/1/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Uber crashes towards redemption; preventing boys from becoming bros; Women's Equality Day; and more.

Converging the Access Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/1/2017

Fiber is making a comeback and converged access infrastructure is helping to push the market collectively towards 5G and other services.

Telco Enterprise Comms Under Threat From Cloud Rivals
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/1/2017

By customizing cloud services and providing a more holistic solution to business customers' needs, traditional telcos can increase their chances of winning in the enterprise market.

Microsoft Researching Storage Based on Biological DNA
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

Microsoft thinks DNA can solve some long-term problems with storage media – assuming access speeds get better than 10MB per week.

Deutsche Telekom Touts Europe's First '5G' Connection
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

German telecom incumbent uses pre-5G technology on a commercial network in a demonstration that hints at future plans.

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