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VMware Wraps $2.1B Carbon Black Acquisition
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware says adding the endpoint security provider to its cloud stack will help network operators prevent attacks, rather than reacting to them.
Eurobites: Telia & Nokia Launch 5G FWA in Finland
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10/9/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks finds SD-WAN love in Bahrain; Vodafone closes stores, but not in the UK; MegaFon sets up e-commerce JV with Alibaba and friends.

Finnish Startup Goes Underground to Measure Soil Conditions
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.
AT&T's Wheelus: From Mechanization to Automation
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10/9/2019  |  1 comment
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
MyRepublic: 'Redefining the Economics of Telco'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.
Charter Hopes to Hit Business Services Bullseye With Bill Archer Hire
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Exec late of Ireland's eir Group and AT&T named EVP and president of Spectrum Enterprise, succeeding the retiring Phil Meeks.
Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks
News Analysis  | 
10/8/2019  |  3 comments
Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.
5G Will Save Semiconductor Industry, IHS Predicts
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
The global semiconductor industry is nearing the trough of a massive decline due to oversupply issues, but according to a new report from IHS Markit | Technology, 5G will help rectify the situation.
Network Convergence Revolution to Drive Speed & Efficiency, CommScope CTO Says
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/8/2019  |  2 comments
Distributed architectures and other common, underlying technologies and techniques are also starting to span across both wired and wireless networks, Morgan Kurk says.
Telia Norway Goes All Ericsson on 5G & Dumps Huawei
News Analysis  | 
10/8/2019  |  1 comment
The Norwegian operator will eventually have an all-Ericsson radio access network for all the different technologies, a senior executive tells Light Reading.
Eurobites: Cellnex Buys Arqiva's Towers Unit for £2B
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netcracker lands OSS deal with Deutsche Telekom; Nokia hopes to make squillions from Quillion chipset; Telia Norway goes all in with Ericsson for 5G RAN.
Verizon & NEC Pioneer Traffic Sensing on Existing Fiber
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon says it could deploy the smart city traffic monitoring system nationwide in the future.
The LiDAR at the End of the Tunnel
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
An analyst firm is at odds with industry execs on how quickly the market for LiDAR applications will take off. Several companies that supply the telco industry are making bets that LiDAR will pay off soon.
US May Fund Ericsson, Nokia in Huawei Fight – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/8/2019  |  3 comments
The Trump administration is also taking a close interest in open RAN technologies, and proponents such as Altiostar, as it looks to support alternatives to the Chinese equipment giant.
Billionaire Michael Dell Backs New Call for 5G in 12GHz Spectrum
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Through his family's private investment firm, billionaire Michael Dell is pushing the FCC to enact new rules that would allow 5G operations in the 12GHz spectrum band.
Wireless Carriers Seed Inventors to Spur 5G Growth
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is the latest carrier to look for ways to encourage inventors and other entrepreneurs to develop new products and services for 5G.
Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind
News Analysis  | 
10/7/2019  |  1 comment
Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.
Matt Strauss to Head NBCU's New OTT Service
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Strauss, a longtime Comcast exec, has been named chairman of Peacock, a streaming service set to launch in the spring of 2020.
Vodafone CEO 'Fast Tracks' OpenRAN in Challenge to Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia
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10/7/2019  |  2 comments
One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.
China Telcos Rack Up 9M 5G Advance Subs
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10/7/2019  |  1 comment
But the telcos are not displaying enough 5G ambition for some government authorities.
Evolving Service Assurance to Support 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Among the many considerations facing network operators as they make the leap into the 5G world, service assurance is right up there with the toughest, as CSP executives will explain at the upcoming Software-Driven Operations summit in London.
MEF, ONUG Join Hands on Enterprise SD-WAN
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The groups, representing service providers and enterprises, are teaming on SD-WAN specifications to help telcos satisfy enterprise needs – and make money doing it.
Podcast: Pizza & the Potential of 5G & Edge Computing
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Mike Dano explains how Verizon and other service providers speaking at the 5G Transport & the Edge event are well positioned to talk about edge computing, transport and traffic routing.
Eurobites: Openreach Trials New Approaches to FTTP
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UAE's du happy with Huawei; Vodafone trials OpenRAN in the UK; Ericsson upgrades in Madagascar.
Ossia Readies Wireless Power for IoT Asset Tracking at Walmart
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2019  |  1 comment
Ossia is working to commercialize its Forever Tracker with T-Mobile and Xirgo.
Can Cable Bridge the 'GAP'?
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Charter and a group of vendors are championing a node standardization initiative called the Generic Access Platform that's showing signs of promise, but the effort needs more buy-in from suppliers and MSOs.
At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.
Telcos Must Get More Enterprising in 5G
Column  | 
10/4/2019  |  1 comment
A new study from BearingPoint shows that CSPs have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to appeal to enterprise customers.
For Trump's Attack Dogs, There's No Stopping Huawei
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2019  |  1 comment
Most governments and operators have shown little inclination to heed US warnings about the consequences of using Chinese suppliers.
WiCipedia: Tech's Tipping Point, Speaking Up & Surging STEM Job Applicants
WiCipedia  | 
10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Tech jobs at non-tech companies; speaking up at work; STEM jobs might not require tech-specific college degrees, and more.
Eurobites: Telefónica Wheels 5G Into the Operating Theater
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G arrives at London train stations; EBU wants 5G-Broadcast mode; UK doesn't want Facebook encryption.
US Cellular Plots 600MHz 5G in Iowa & Wisconson in Early 2020
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The fifth-largest mobile carrier in the US will be one of the first in the country with lowband 5G.
Bigleaf Receives Divine Inspiration for SMB SD-WAN
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Bigleaf provides cloud-based SD-WAN as a service for small businesses with big connectivity needs, inspired by a conversation with a church IT director.
Like Politics, All 5G Is Local
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2019  |  1 comment
Denver city officials acknowledge that 5G could dramatically improve residents' lives, but ongoing concerns over permitting for and radiation from 5G cell sites remain obstacles.
Telecom Acronyms Going OTT (TAGO)
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
LMAO @ SCTE.
VEON Digs Into Digital Diversity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The Eurasian operator has flipped its digital strategy to give greater autonomy to its geographically diverse operating companies.
The 'Ostiguide' to Observability
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
At 5G Asia, Accedian's founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Ostiguy explains the difference between 'observability' and visibility for monitoring and service assurance of 5G networks.
Edge Technology Options & Deployment Models
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
With hype around all things 'edge' on the rise, Heavy Reading launched a research study to gain a realistic understanding of how edge computing will affect the future of network connectivity.
Latest TiVo-Comcast Patent Scrum Ends in Draw
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Both sides declare victory in mixed court opinion centered on a TiVo video search patent.
Frontier's Irwin on the Security Benefits of Managed SD-WAN
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
DALLAS -- Scott Irwin, senior director of SD-WAN for Frontier Communications, explains how Frontier's customers are increasingly moving to a more centralized managed SD-WAN platform.
Trump Praises Finland's Nokia While Touting US 5G Leadership
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
President Trump called out Nokia and its US operations during a press event with Finland's president. The CWA union wasted no time in calling out the situation.
Mavenir Opens Radio R&D Unit in Ericsson's Backyard
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2019  |  1 comment
When the time came to open a new R&D facility focused on radio technology, the US software company could find no better place than Stockholm.
Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS
The Philter  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
NBN Faces Penalties but Deeper Issues Can't Be Fixed
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Australia's national broadband network faces rising costs while customers remain unhappy.
Facebook's TIP Is Desperate to Add Friends
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2019  |  2 comments
Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom & Audi Seek Vorsprung Durch 5G
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT lands Spanish government deal; Ericsson completes on Kathrein; Sparkle boosts its presence in Milan; French facial recognition.

Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters Looks Ahead
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Gunnar Peters from Spectrum Enterprise discusses how the company listens to customers and decides what services to offer next.
Revamping the IT Stack for 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.
Charter Envisions a Fixed Wireless Triple-Play With CBRS
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10/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.
ETSI Tackles AI Security
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10/2/2019  |  Post a comment
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
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