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Regulator Raps DT Zero-Rating Service
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12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Germany's telecom regulator has banned elements of Deutsche Telekom's zero-rated service StreamOn, demanding that it align with the EU's net neutrality and roaming requirements.
EXFO: Automate or Stagnate
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Claudio Mazzuca, Vice President of Systems & Analytics Assurance for EXFO, explores why automation is key for providers to survive, profit and deliver next-generation services. He says EXFO is focused on offering real-time test and assurance solutions, ensuring providers have checks and balances in place as they automate service creation and delivery regardless of network type they run on: physical, virtual or hybrid. He also explains how SD-WAN is ripe for automation.
HyTrust DataGravity Acquisition Bears Fruit for Cloud Security
Wagner’s Ring  | 
12/19/2017  |  7 comments
HyTrust launched a software appliance to protect confidential data in the cloud, based on technology it acquired when it bought DataGravity this summer.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Forges Fiber Alliances Down South
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12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WhatsApp faces French fine; Ofcom tackles the pain of switching; fiber for Hasselt; EU defines Uber.
Kazakhtelecom Fires Starting Gun on Automation
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12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Robotic process automation could be the next step on the digital transformation journey for Kazakhstan's telecom incumbent.
Net Neutrality Heads to Court & Congress
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2017  |  15 comments
What's next for net neutrality?
Epsilon Automates Provisioning, Killing Legacy
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
After three years developing an API initiative, wholesale provider Epsilon could be ready to drop its legacy provisioning system.
Oracle Buying Construction Specialist Aconex for $1.2B
Scott Ferguson  | 
12/18/2017  |  6 comments
Oracle is paying $1.2 billion for Aconex, an Australia-based company that specializes in cloud-based applications for the construction industry.
Pics: Salesforce Dreamforce Makes San Francisco Weirder
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12/18/2017  |  3 comments
Salesforce Dreamforce is a tech conference as envisioned by the unholy spawn of Walt Disney and Hunter S. Thompson.
Eurobites: Thales Outdoes Atos With $5.6B Bid for Gemalto
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia offers cloud-friendly data processing; UK infrastructure czar slams mobile coverage; Deutsche Telekom invests in e-health startup.
Spectrum Enterprise Bets on SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Satya Parimi, group VP of data and cloud products at Charter's Spectrum Enterprise, sees a big market for MSO's new hybrid SD-WAN service.
3GPP to Unveil First 5G Spec
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The spec establishes the foundation for global 5G radio but holds off major features until Release 16.
How to Make AI Smarter
Column  | 
12/18/2017  |  3 comments
To make the most effective use of artificial intelligence, the CMO and CIO must get hitched.
First VR Industry Guidelines Coming at CES
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12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
The Virtual Reality Industry Forum will be presenting the first set of industry guidelines for virtual reality at CES in January.
Slideshow: Signs & Celebs for Net Neutrality
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12/15/2017  |  1 comment
A photo tour of the net neutrality rally outside the FCC.
Google Nabs Former Cloud Holdout Etsy
Wagner’s Ring  | 
12/15/2017  |  6 comments
Etsy once said the cloud wasn't for them, but now they're taking their IT to Google Cloud, in a pairing-off against mutual competitor Amazon.
IBM Q Network Opens Up Quantum Computing to Researchers, Businesses
Scott Ferguson  | 
12/15/2017  |  1 comment
IBM's newly announced Q Network will give businesses, government agencies and research universities access to Big Blue's 20 qubit quantum computing system.
WiCipedia: Cryptocurrency & a Sexism Code Word
WiCipedia  | 
12/15/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Where are the women in cryptocurrency?; female CEOs tell tales of being pushed out of tech; international telecom companies make big moves for women; and more.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Telecom Italia Top 20 Gbit/s Over 28GHz in 5G Demo
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12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and BT exchange TV channels; UK military chief warns of Russian subsea skullduggery; Sunrise demos 5G with Huawei.
T-Mobile Netherlands to Merge With Tele2
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12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Merger will 'attack' the duopoly of KPN and VodafoneZiggo, says Deutsche Telekom.
Oracle Cloud Revenue Bursts 44%
Wagner’s Ring  | 
12/14/2017  |  2 comments
Cloud revenues rose 44% but Wall Street wasn't satisfied.
FCC Repeals Net Neutrality
Wagner’s Ring  | 
12/14/2017  |  5 comments
The Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality in a 3-2 party line vote.
FCC Ends Net Neutrality
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12/14/2017  |  15 comments
Chairman Ajit Pai grants his own holiday wish.
EnterpriseWeb Onboards a Virtualization Vet
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
As the VNF onboarding specialist adds to its executive team with a Silicon Valley appointment, 2018 is looking like a breakthrough year for the not-so-young startup.
Arris Charges Into Enterprise Sector
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
With the closing of its $800 million purchase of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch, Arris has created a new enterprise networks unit to focus on the growing wireless LAN and Ethernet switching markets.
Ribbon Cuts Ties With Ray Dolan, Names New CEO
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ribbon, the newly named mash-up of Sonus and Genband, cuts ties with ex-Sonus boss Dolan and names Fritz Hobbs its new president and CEO.
Disney Buys Fox for $52.4B
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2017  |  5 comments
Expects the deal to close by June 2018.
CenturyLink Survey: Bloom Not Yet Off MPLS Rose
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is taking off but it's being used for managing the combination of MPLS and broadband, as companies seek more bandwidth to the cloud.
Ericsson Replaces Major Rival as DT Supplier in 5G Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson has dislodged either Huawei or Nokia as one of Deutsche Telekom's two main RAN vendors in Germany.
Kubernetes Advances Windows Support
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the present-day multicloud environment.
White House Report Calls for Greater Federal Cloud Adoption
Scott Ferguson  | 
12/14/2017  |  2 comments
The Trump Administration is looking to revamp the IT infrastructure of the federal government, and the White House is now planning to rely more on cloud computing.
Three UK's Core Network Transformation Requires New Approach to Assurance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Three UK needed a more scalable technology and it needed to distribute it more widely across the country, so it turned to a combination of Nokia, MYCOM OSI and Astellia.
ETSI's 'Zero Touch' Group Issues Telco Automation White Paper
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
ETSI gives birth to its Zero Touch Network and Service Management group and issues a telco-authored white paper on 'the necessity and benefit of automating network and service operation in next-generation networks.'
Eurobites: Gemalto Spurns Atos Bid
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?
T-Mobile Buys Layer3 TV, Plans OTT Launch
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Un-carrier aims for un-cable.
Project AirGig Goes Down to Georgia
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12/13/2017  |  20 comments
The gigabit powerline-riding tech gets a rural workout.
AI Will Create 2.3 Million Jobs by 2020 – Report
Scott Ferguson  | 
12/13/2017  |  23 comments
Gartner's latest analysis of how artificial intelligence will impact the workplace has the technology creating 2.3 million jobs by 2020, but at the same time eliminating 1.8 million positions.
Masergy Adds App Priorities to SD-WAN
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
New feature lets enterprise customers determine how apps are prioritized then applies that automatically to use bandwidth efficiently.
Vapor IO Is Virtualizing the Edge
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12/13/2017  |  1 comment
And it's made Chicago its first Kinetic Edge city.
China Mobile Launches UK Mobile Business
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
China's biggest operator teams up with BT to launch a mobile service for Chinese consumers living in or traveling to the UK.
A 5G Reality Check
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/13/2017 – Following his 5G-focused presentation at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown gives a down-to-earth overview on where the industry is right now in terms of bringing early 5G technology and services to market.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, EWE Form FTTH Joint Venture
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Digital Ventures invests in mobile marketing automation startup; Bharti Airtel staying put in Africa; Dixons Carphone profits down.
Intel Capital Invests in Spectrum Efficiency Startup
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2017  |  1 comment
Intel Capital and others are investing $7 million in GenXComm, which says it has the 5G full duplex technology for, er, Gen Y.
Juniper Automates to Speed Up Security
Wagner’s Ring  | 
12/13/2017  |  1 comment
Juniper is providing software to help enterprise networks automatically react to changing security conditions, as well as visualize threat reports from multiple sources.
Arris CEO: Software Isn't Everything
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
CEO Bruce McClelland explains what comes next after the Ruckus acquisition.
Juniper Turns Contrail Into a Platform for Multicloud
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  3 comments
Contrail is growing into a platform, one that's key to Juniper's multicloud strategy.
Bell Canada Pioneers Production ONAP
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operator launches automated provisioning of data center customers based on ONAP open source software.
AI Video Tools Promise Much, but Can They Deliver?
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  2 comments
Artificial intelligence technology is one of the hottest areas in telecom, but it also holds great potential in the media and entertainment space.
AWS Opens Second Cloud Region in China
Scott Ferguson  | 
12/12/2017  |  2 comments
Amazon Web Services is opening its second cloud region in China in partnership with Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology.
Gremlin Looks to Bring 'Chaos Engineering' to the Masses
Wagner’s Ring  | 
12/12/2017  |  1 comment
Gremlin launches with $8.75 million funding, and a 'chaos engineering' service to make cloud applications more reliable.
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