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Experts: DOCSIS Won't Cut It in the Enterprise
News Analysis | 11/30/2016

If cable is serious about moving upstream into the enterprise market, experts say they'll have to rethink how they architect their networks.

Dedicated Mobile Core Networks for IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/30/2016

A dedicated cloud-hosted core is important to making the mobile network commercially attractive to Internet of Things (IoT) service providers.

Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 11/30/2016

Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.

Zayo Continues Fiber Binge With $1.4B Bid for Electric Lightwave
News Analysis | 11/30/2016

Fiber operator bulks up its US presence in a rapidly consolidating market environment.

M&A Reshapes Cable Biz Landscape
News Analysis | 11/30/2016

Consolidation on both cable and telco sides is reshaping the competitive picture, creating new challenges all around.

Upskill U on the Software Defined Data Center With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/30/2016

Equinix's Paul Mason examines the benefits and challenges behind implementing software-defined data centers as part of SDN strategies.

Eurobites: Sky Launches Mobile Offer
News Analysis | 11/30/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria makes acquisitions in Belarus; National Lottery hacked; Höttges wants a NATO for Internet security; MTS bigs up its M2M chops.

Altice Plans FTTH for Entire US Footprint
News Analysis | 11/30/2016

Europe-headquartered cable giant says it will be able to offer 10Gbit/s connections across its entire footprint by 2022.

Intel Grabs ARM Exec as New IoT Boss
News Analysis | 11/30/2016

Chip giant lures ARM executive to take charge of its IoT operation.

Apple Seeds 5G? Seeks 'Multi-Gigabit' Chip Designer
Jonestown | 11/30/2016

Apple is looking for millimeter wave wireless silicon talent and interns who can research the 5G future.

5G in the City: China Mobile Plots 2017 Trials
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

China Mobile plans to test seven 5G basestations in up to five cities in 2017.

Only BT's Dismemberment Will Sate Rivals
Morris Lore | 11/29/2016

BT's broadband rivals will never be happy until the former state-owned monopoly has been carved up.

Huawei Boasts Shared Spectrum Breakthrough
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

Vendor unveils its CloudAIR proposition that would enable spectrum to be shared dynamically across multiple radio access technologies -- but it's a way off and has its limitations.

Charter Challenges Comcast's Commercial Rule
Breznick Unbound | 11/29/2016

Thanks to its recent takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, Charter is nipping at Comcast's heels for the cable lead in the business services market.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Repels Malware Attack on Customers' Routers
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone counts BT's 'excess profits;' CityFibre targets business parks; Nokia soups up vectoring in Denmark; ship's anchor drags on Jersey's connectivity.

Megaport Takes Aim at Direct Connect Market
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

An Australian company is looking to challenge AWS in the market for cloud networking.

A10 Takes to the Cloud for App Delivery
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

The company launches its first cloud-based application delivery controller.

Samsung Bows to Investors, Considers Revamp
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

South Korean tech giant kicks off review that could lead to a restructuring and promises better dividend payments to shareholders.

Openreach Gets Chairman as Ofcom Berates BT
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

UK incumbent takes steps to appease regulatory authorities with appointment of Openreach chairman, but Ofcom expresses unhappiness with BT's efforts on 'legal separation' so far.

Is LoRa Going Licensed?
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

Running LoRa over licensed instead of unlicensed spectrum could hold major attractions and have big implications for other LPWA technologies.

AT&T Debuts DirecTV Now on New Video Platform
News Analysis | 11/28/2016

AT&T bundled the launch of its DirecTV Now OTT service with a new video platform.

NYC Subway WiFi Project Is a New Year Wrap
News Analysis | 11/28/2016

All 279 underground subway stations in NYC will be covered by Dec. 31, Transit Wireless tells us.

WOW Trials NFV for Business, Eyes Residential
News Analysis | 11/28/2016

WOW's early field tests of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution are expected to lead to greater virtualization in support of WOW's business and residential services.

Samsung Under Mounting Pressure to Do Splits – Report
News Analysis | 11/28/2016

South Korea electronics giant is coming under pressure from investors to split itself in two and take other steps to improve corporate governance.

Eurobites: BT Rivals Call for Curbs on Spectrum Ownership
News Analysis | 11/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: in-flight connectivity program completes test flight; spectrum-sharing in Russia; Openet gets virtualized.

Massive MIMO Key to 5G, Says SoftBank
News Analysis | 11/28/2016

Japan's SoftBank is putting Massive MIMO technology at the heart of its 5G plans.

Nexleaf Founder Applies Tech to Social Justice
Mentor Monday | 11/28/2016

Nithya Ramanathan, founder and president of Nexleaf Analytics, tells us about her quest to use technology to improve healthcare across the globe.

Eurobites: DT, Huawei Claim Another 5G First
News Analysis | 11/25/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DOCSIS can score early gigabit goals, says Liberty Global; GoDaddy eyes HEG; Amazon in talks with Souq.com; 700MHz auction crosses Finnish line.

RJio Gears Up to Bring Digital Life to India
News Analysis | 11/25/2016

India's newest telco has a range of digital offerings in the pipeline.

Photos: MBB Forum 2016, Tokyo Day 2
Slide Shows | 11/24/2016

It's the second day of the Mobile Broadband Forum 2016 in Tokyo and there's one clear theme running through every presentation and discussion – the need to develop partner ecosystems.

AI Threat Is Tech's Fart in the Room
Morris Lore | 11/24/2016

Google is excited about this year's leaps in artificial intelligence. The rest of us should be worried.

Eurobites: Telenor Faces $105M Fine for Freezing Out Third Norwegian Operator
News Analysis | 11/24/2016

Also in today's Thanksgiving-ignoring EMEA regional roundup: EU set to approve Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition; business rates relief for UK fiber rollouts; TalkTalk offers new-look YouView.

How to Speak Knowledgeably About the AI Threat
Brianiac | 11/24/2016

Should we be worried about artificial intelligence? Maybe. But it sure makes for good reading, viewing and game playing.

Photos from IoT World in Dublin
Slide Shows | 11/24/2016

Some photographic highlights from this week's IoT World show in Dublin.

Photos: MBB Forum 2016 Tokyo, Day 1
Slide Shows | 11/23/2016

This year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB Forum) is being held just outside Tokyo, where operator executives, host Huawei and the Chinese vendor's partners have converged to discuss the evolution of 4G LTE, the transition to 5G and the key applications driving the industry's transformation.

Comcast Co-opts Cord-Cutters With Sling TV
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Comcast makes Sling TV part of the big bundle.

Telia Wants Driving Seat in Connected Car Biz
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Telia's launch of connected car services for 'retrofits' could mark the Swedish operator's boldest move in a decade.

Eurobites: T-Systems, Huawei In Line for CERN Cloud Deal
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin unimpressed by government broadband fund; Pushfor pulls in £1.2 million in funding; BT lands hybrid network deal.

VMware Doubles Down on Telco Market
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Hypervisor giant expands its focus on the communications service provider market and appoints Shekar Ayyar to lead the charge.

ARM's Race: Who Will Buy Applied Micro's Compute Unit?
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Macom hasn't even consumed Applied Micro yet and already it's in the process of selling the latter's Compute unit, which makes X-Gene ARM processors. The question is, who might need it?

The 8 Biggest Turkeys of WiC in 2016
Slide Shows | 11/23/2016

We've rounded up the top eight Women in Comms turkeys of 2016... so far.

Tencent, Alibaba Pour $$ Into Barefoot
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Two more of the most demanding data center customers in the world put money in the programmable switch startup.

AT&T Puts Finishing Touches on DirecTV Now
News Analysis | 11/22/2016

AT&T is still adding content deals, solidifying its ad strategy and debating the practice of zero rating as it gets ready for the launch of DirecTV Now next week.

Google: Little Chance Today's Startups Become Tomorrow's Giants
News Analysis | 11/22/2016

Google has played down the possibility that today's startups become technology giants in future, acknowledging they will probably be acquired first.

Eurobites: UK Govt Pledges £740M for 5G Trials, £400M for FTTP
News Analysis | 11/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Thorsten Dirks to quit in March; Altair opens IoT R&D center in Finland; IBM adds data centers in UK; remote smash and grab.

Vodafone Ireland to Launch NB-IoT in Jan 2017
News Analysis | 11/22/2016

Vodafone's Irish subsidiary is racing to put NB-IoT networks in place.

Trump Team Appoints Net Neutrality Naysayers for FCC Transition
News Analysis | 11/22/2016

Trump transition team picks ex-Verizon consultant and former Sprint lobbyist, both with a history of negative comments regarding net neutrality, to guide FCC policy ahead of presidency.

Tele2: Lack of Strategy Is Main IoT Barrier
News Analysis | 11/22/2016

Tele2 has developed a 'winning formula' for IoT success, it claims, and it has nothing to do with technology.

Macom Buys Applied Micro for $770M
News Analysis | 11/21/2016

Why split the proceeds of a promising new data center interconnect product with Applied Micro when Applied Micro was so cheap?

Telia 'Betting' on NB-IoT Over LoRa, Sigfox
News Analysis | 11/21/2016

Swedish operator says it is unlikely to make investments in LoRa technology now that NB-IoT has arrived.

Layer3 TV: 1TB Data Caps Are Too Low
News Analysis | 11/21/2016

One-terabyte broadband data caps are widely seen as generous, but new service provider Layer3 TV points out how and why they'll be anti-competitive in the near future.

Uber Eyes New Vertical Markets
News Analysis | 11/21/2016

The dotcom darling is looking at ways of using its data on vehicles and passenger journeys to enter new vertical markets.

Eurobites: BT Frozen Out of UK's 2.3GHz Spectrum Auction
News Analysis | 11/21/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook hiring in the UK; Nokia manages drones in UAE; bringing SIM cards back to life in Ghana.

Symantec to Acquire LifeLock in $2.3B Deal
News Analysis | 11/21/2016

Symantec continues its cybersecurity push with a takeover it says will create the world's biggest consumer security business.

Clearfield CEO Takes Fiber to the Glass Cliff
Mentor Monday | 11/21/2016

Cheri Beranek shares how she drove a successful financial and cultural transformation at Clearfield, despite the challenges she inherited at the struggling company.

Measuring Mobile Gaming QoE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/21/2016

Huawei has announced a new approach to measuring the quality of a user's gaming experience.

ARM Takes Security Smarts Into IoT
News Analysis | 11/21/2016

UK chip designer is focused on the development of new security offerings as part of its IoT strategy.

Coriant Adds DCI Density, Flexibility
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

New open line system addition to its Groove product gives network operators new options for data center interconnect.

For Marvell, TCB Might = M&A
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

Like Elvis, Marvell's new CEO says he's just taking care of business, but even he allows that TCB looks like preparation for a sale.

Gigabites: Verizon Wins FCC Approval for XO
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

The FCC punted on several regulatory actions this week, but it did take the time to approve Verizon's acquisition of XO Communications.

The Virtual Business Process: A Dilemma
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

Network operators and their vendors are grappling with how business models change in a world of VNFs and, right now, the answers aren't clear.

Amazon Prime Video Goes Global
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

Amazon follows Netflix in taking its Prime Video service global.

Meet 4 Women Driving the Internet of Things
Que Sera Sarah | 11/18/2016

In time for Internet of Things World, IoT World News profiles four women who are driving the technology behind IoT.

Australia's NBN Secures $14.4B Govt Loan
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

Public sector player had intended to raise money on debt markets to finish its rollout but will now be solely reliant on government financing.

Sigfox Defies Critics to Raise €150M in Funding
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

French LPWA player has been widely disparaged in the past few months but now has the funding it needs to speed up network deployment.

Eurobites: 3 UK Suffers Major Data Breach
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS revenue down in Q3; Russia freezes out LinkedIn; drawing the 5G map; Sky looks beyond sport.

WiCipedia: Election Aftermath, Telecom Advances & Wunderkinds
WiCipedia | 11/18/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech deal with the aftermath of a Trump election; Samsung, Vodafone and Zayo advocate for women; a celebratory list of young innovators; and more.

It's a Bug Hunt: Qualcomm Offering $15K Bounties
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

With smartphones becoming increasingly inviting targets for hackers, Qualcomm is offering juicy bounties to white hats that identify vulnerabilities in its Snapdragon line of processors.

Salesforce: We'll Top $10B Next Year
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

Revenue for the quarter was $2.14 billion, up 25% year-over-year, sending the stock price soaring.

NYC Subway WiFi Goes Downtown in Brooklyn, Takes the A Train
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

Transit Wireless pushes towards having 247 stations covered with WiFi by year's end.

Islands in the Stream: Don't Expect Full mmWave 5G Coverage in US, Says Nokia
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

US carriers are likely to offer high-speed 5G islands rather than blanket mmWave coverage, Nokia North America CTO says.

Google Ropes In Intel to Help With Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

The two companies will collaborate on optimizing Intel chips to improve Google's enterprise cloud operations, potentially including its new cloud/AI thrust.

Russia's MTS Sees Earnings Fall in Q3
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

Russia's biggest operator blamed economic difficulties and intense competition for an earnings setback.

Infinera Intros the 'Meshponder'
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

Transport vendor says its new products are addressing the need for 'cloud scale' networks.

The Set-Top's Not Dead, Set-Top Regulation Is
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

The FCC's 'Unlock the Box' proposal has nowhere to go.

DT's Biggest BT Bother: Break-Up, Not Brexit
Morris Lore | 11/17/2016

Germany's incumbent says its biggest concern about BT is the risk that regulatory authorities carve it up.

Eurobites: Ericsson & Friends Put Their 5G Foot Down
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Huawei explore 5G UCNC; Virgin buys Irish broadcaster; MegaFon in talks to buy Mail.ru.

AT&T's Chris Rice Upskills on SDN & Open Source
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/17/2016

Upskill U Faculty Advisor Chris Rice of AT&T examines open source opportunities for advancing SDN strategies.

Ahuja's Next Chapter Is Versa
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

Former Cisco kingpin fills the CEO seat at SD-WAN specialist Versa Networks, while another key ex-Cisco executive, Pankaj Patel, joins the startup's board.

LinkedIn Powers Up Oregon Data Center
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

The new facility connects LinkedIn to diverse network providers and APAC.

Cisco Execs on Trump: Cautiously Optimistic
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

President-elect Donald Trump's pro-business temperament and support for financial repatriation could be good for Cisco.

FCC Drops Business Access Reform
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

Under pressure from Congressional Republicans not to enact new regulations in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential win, FCC pulls back vote on its plan.

Cable Focusing on Virtualization Use Cases
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/16/2016

Heavy Reading has identified four use cases that are key to cable virtualization and that prove cable is ready to turn concepts into action.

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation, After Calling Linux a 'Cancer'
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

Microsoft previously hated open source, but has since become a strong contributor to open source communities.

Nokia Reserves Judgment on Trump
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

Nokia is not panicking about the implications of a Trump presidency despite the tongue-lashing he has served out to other tech firms.

Vapor IO Builds Wee Data Centers
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

The Vapor Edge data center is a cylinder just nine feet wide by nine feet tall.

Eurobites: Ericsson Lands EU Smart Energy Gig
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN buys into the Internet of Tools; Iliad powers on in third quarter; Hyperoptic brings gigabit service to Edinburgh.

Snapchat Files for $20-25B IPO – Report
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

Social networking sensation is planning an IPO that could value it at up to $25 billion, according to reports.

RCom, Cisco Unlimit IoT in India
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

India's Reliance and US-based Cisco have teamed up on the launch of a new IoT business.

5G: Is Fixed Really In?
Jonestown | 11/16/2016

Taking baby steps to 5G, baby steps.

Join Women in Comms in 2017!
Que Sera Sarah | 11/16/2016

Women in Comms and its 40 member companies are gearing up for an even bigger and better 2017, and we want YOU to join us on the path to gender equality in comms.

Hypercloud Guys Make Big AI Push
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

Microsoft (with a little help from Elon Musk), Google and Amazon introduce competing AI, machine learning and analytics tools.

FCC Prepares to Vote on Price Regulation
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

The FCC is set to vote this week on whether to impose new price controls on network connectivity for enterprise services, carrier backhaul and systems that include ATMs and credit card machines.

AT&T & Verizon Hope for Early Arrival of a Basic 5G Spec
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

It will help chip makers to kickstart a 5G ecosystem, both say, as AT&T eyes the arrival of an LTE-assisted early variant between December 2017 and March 2018.

BT: Virtualization Must Include Legacy
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

Today's physical network assets have to be part of any virtualization approach, says chief architect.

How Is 5G Like Donald Trump?
Jonestown | 11/15/2016

Hint: It promises a radical shift in wireless, but how we actually get there is still a bit vague to many.

Nokia's New Software Unit to 'Redesign' Company
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

A new software business could steer Nokia's overall transformation, says the Finnish vendor's strategy chief.

Upskill U on the SDN Advantage With Orange
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/15/2016

Orange Business Services' John Isch delivers the first course in a new series at Upskill U on the challenges and opportunities inherent in SDN.

Eurobites: Not So G.fast, Says Vodafone to BT
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hit by foreign exchange movements; Proximus tests 5G with Huawei; Ericsson predicts the 5G future.

OpenStack Punches Above Its Weight
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

Amazon and other proprietary public clouds have the bulk of the cloud market, but OpenStack fills special needs.

Nokia to Create Standalone Software Biz, Target New Verticals
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

Finnish equipment giant says networks business will decline next year but aims for long-term growth through new software moves and a push into 'adjacent' markets.

GE Buys ServiceMax in $915M Cloud Play
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

The acquisition beefs up GE Digital's field service capabilities, part of its industrial Internet vision.

Verizon Buys Smart City Kiosk Player
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

Verizon takes on LinkNYC with the acquisition of LQD WiFi and the company's Palo smart city kiosks.

Siemens Bolsters Mfg. Ops With Mentor Buy
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

The deal is a manifestation of the integration of the manufacturing process from chip design all the way through system development and beyond.

Is Ekholm Ericsson's Savior or Seller?
Morris Lore | 11/14/2016

Ericsson's incoming boss will have to engineer a turnaround in a market decline unless he is preparing the business for sale.

AT&T Adds Video Throttling to Zero Rating
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

New default Stream Saver feature will throttle video quality on AT&T's mobile network, but streaming will still count toward data caps.

The MEF Drinking Game
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

End-to-end, orchestration, automation and assurance dominated this year's MEF16 conference.

Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials
LRTV Interviews | 11/14/2016

Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.

Eurobites: Orange Belgium Gets IoT-Ready
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom earnings flat; Tele Columbus feels the acquisitions benefit; European Commission seeks clarification on Yahoo email scan.

Meet the Woman Who Can Make You a Millionaire Inventor
Mentor Monday | 11/14/2016

Deanne Bell, host of CNBC's Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, turned her passion for inventing into a television career, hoping to inspire others to find the fun -- and money -- in engineering.

Samsung Revs Up $8B Bid for Harman
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

South Korean electronics giant announces its largest-ever bid as it targets opportunities in the connected car business.

Ericsson Expects Initial 5G Networks in H2 2017
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

Though the vendor is still expecting general deployment to happen in 2020.

Ovum Analyzes the Trump Effect
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

The analyst team at telecoms, media and IT research house Ovum has examined the impact of Donald Trump's success in the US presidential elections from a number of different angles.

Charting a Path to Cloud Optimized
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/11/2016

The next iteration of cloud deployment will deliver considerable benefit, but also impose new requirements and create new challenges for even existing virtualized products.

Transformation Takes Center Stage in Wuzhen
Slide Shows | 11/11/2016

Service providers and industry experts gather in Wuzhen to talk about digital transformation and why it is so critical for telcos.

AT&T & Trump Tangle Net Neutrality's Web
News Analysis | 11/11/2016

Vertical media integration and zero rating practices take on a new hue in light of recent events.

EE, Vodafone Share Top Marks in UK Wireless
News Analysis | 11/11/2016

For the first time ever, three UK wireless providers all provide wireless service rated as 'good' overall.

MEF CTO: We'll Be Scrappy & Agile
News Analysis | 11/11/2016

Industry forum promising new, faster way of working that incorporates open source and broad collaboration in enabling multi-carrier services.

Eurobites: Interoute Doubles Up on Cable Connection
News Analysis | 11/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian banks hit by IoT attack; Google defends Android strategy to EU; ZTE signs German smart city agreement.

WiCipedia: Small Steps Forward, Big Step Back
WiCipedia | 11/11/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: what a Trump presidency means for females; glass ceilings in sight; very slow progress in tech hiring; and more.

Trumpageddon Shows Limits of Analytics
News Analysis | 11/11/2016

Conclusions are only as good as the data you collect.

Altice Ekes Out More US Cable Gains
News Analysis | 11/11/2016

Pursuing its American Dream, the French telecom giant reported stronger operational results again for its new Cablevision and Suddenlink assets.

UNH-IOL Sets Testbeds for Industrial Ethernet Applications
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

More applications have stricter demands on Ethernet, which is still being modified to meet those demands. UNH-IOL set up separate consortia to test time-sensitive Ethernet for automotive, industrial IoT and AV applications.

NFV/SDN Not Floating Vendor Boats – Analysts
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

There are few breakout investment opportunities as Tier-1 service providers aren't anointing small vendor 'winners,' analysts say.

Germany's Gigabit Lag
Morris Lore | 11/10/2016

Germany aims to have a gigabit-capable network by 2025, but getting there will not be easy.

Upskill U on Open Source for NFV MANO
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/10/2016

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst James Crawshaw examines the role of open source in the advancement of NFV MANO this Friday at Upskill U.

Dish Bleeds More Subs, Faces OTT Rival
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

Despite continued gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still shed another 116,000 pay-TV subscribers in the third quarter.

Fujitsu Takes on NFV/SDN Consulting Role
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

New practice helps smaller service providers use virtualization to tackle business problems, without necessarily selling them network gear.

Eurobites: Trump Won't Trash Privacy Shield, US Officials Predict
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO welcomes 700MHz moves; Gilat lands Spanish trains gig; Ziggo rebrands.

Assurance Gets Marquee Treatment at MEF16
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

Assurance companies, including Spirent, Accedian and Viavi, were among the proof of concept (PoC) stars at MEF16 this week.

Why Amazon Web Services?
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

Amazon specializes in enterprises that are finding new ways of doing business.

Cloud Suppliers Optimistic Post-Trumpocalypse, Despite Potential Damage
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

President Trump could enact tough data sovereignty laws, limit immigration, and go after Amazon for antitrust violations. But cloud suppliers are upbeat that demand will fuel continued momentum.

DT Earnings: US Parties On, Europe Hungover
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

Europe's biggest operator remains heavily reliant on its US business for profit growth while its other units flounder.

Blond Buffoon a Worry for Telecom Vendors
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

With his protectionist rhetoric, America's choice of president is a concern for telecom players inside and outside the country.

Ericsson Gets a Wake-Up Call
Shades of Ray | 11/9/2016

Former executive and now head of innovation at Sweden's national carrier writes a blunt open letter to the new Ericsson CEO.

How EE Uses Analytics to Develop Its 4G Video Strategy
LRTV Interviews | 11/9/2016

Matt Stagg, head of mobile video and content at EE, explains the important role that analytics plays in developing high quality mobile video services.

Trump Win Will Reshape FCC
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

A Trump presidency changes the outlook for telecom policy.

Eurobites: Kuwait Trials Nokia's XGS-PON Tech
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT ups FTTP speeds; Internet exchanges get it on; Tele2 collaborates on basestation energy back-up product; Ireland appeals against Apple tax demand.

BT's Gigabit Plans & the UK's Digital Abyss
Morris Lore | 11/9/2016

BT's launch of gigabit-speed services in select communities might only inflame its critics.

Trump's Impact on Telecom Still Uncertain
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

Solitary statements on net neutrality and cybersecurity remain his only statements regarding telecom; concerns raised about R&D funding.

GTT Grabs Hibernia Networks for $590M
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

Acquisition brings low latency subsea networks to the GTT global IP backbone, along with video content network and other fiber assets.

Telefónica Talks FTTH in Spain
LRTV Interviews | 11/9/2016

Jose Lozano from Telefónica talks about fiber to the home (FTTH) market developments in Spain.

AT&T: MEF Could Catalyze Key Specs
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

Industry needs standard approach to key things like VNF onboarding, universal CPE and SDN interconnect without creating yet another forum.

Security Vendor: Attacks Will Bury the Internet by 2020
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

Maintaining a persistent Internet connection will be an invitation to disaster, says a security vendor's founder.

MVNOs: Opportunity or Threat for Indian Telcos?
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

India's network operators seem likely to embrace the MVNO opportunity.

Why Microsoft Azure?
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

With Amazon Web Services leading the market, Microsoft differentiates by serving the enterprise.

Google's Hölzle: Moore's Law Slowdown Drives Cloud Demand
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

Performance requirements are driving the need for specialized hardware, which is easier to implement in the cloud, says Urs Hölzle, Google's senior vice president for technical infrastructure.

Gaming the AT&T-TW Deal
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

In a new report, Wall Street analyst MoffettNathanson rates the odds of the deal gaining regulatory approval at no better than 50-50 and quite possibly much lower.

AT&T, Colt Claim Major SDN Advance
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

Federated SDN is key to the development of meaningful new services, says AT&T.

Comcast's NBCU Takes Bite Out of Apple Ads
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

New deal signals Comcast's rise in the advertising business.

MEF Mind Meld Unites Groups on NaaS
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

New industry initiative to define and enable inter-carrier network-as-a-service offerings draws support of seven other top industry organizations.

AT&T's Toby Ford Upskills U on NFV MANO
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/8/2016

Toby Ford, AT&T, tackles the challenges of and solutions to successfully implementing NFV MANO.

Virtualization Frustration Sees Telcos Rebel
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

Service providers are increasingly unhappy with their suppliers, and they are making their feelings known.

Why Fixed Access Is Key to Wireless Strategies
LRTV Interviews | 11/8/2016

Federico Guillén, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, explains why fixed broadband access networks are becoming increasingly important in a wireless world and talks about other key trends.

Eurobites: Moody's Downgrades Telefónica
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice fined for jumping the acquisition gun; du pairs up with MediaTek for IoT; UK Information Commissioner puts brakes on Facebook's WhatsApp data-gathering.

Business WiFi: It's Old & It Sucks, Finds Survey
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

IGR and KodaCloud say your WiFi smells funny.

VoLTE Sparks, VoWiFi Stalls for Orange Romania
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

Orange Romania CEO updates on VoLTE and WiFi calling progress as Orange continues to roll out services in Europe.

Windstream Buys EarthLink for $673M
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

ISPs look to a more enterprise -- and possibly wireless future -- as Windstream buys dial-up pioneer EarthLink.

The Holidays Ride on Trojan-Horse Hardware
MariNation | 11/7/2016

Don't underestimate the technology Trojan Horse.

Latest NFV Headache: Software Licensing
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

BT's Neil McRae injects the issue into day-long OSS event and industry leaders agree there aren't easy answers right now.

Nyansa Looks to Diagnose Cloud Application Performance Mysteries
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

When cloud application performance goes bad, Nyansa looks to diagnose the problem.

SoftBank Gets Earnings Boost From Sprint, Japan
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

Japanese service provider reports increase in earnings despite revenue stagnation.

Eurobites: BT Deploys Nuage for SD-WAN
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the cost of a gigabit society; Telia acquires Phonero; Wind/3 Italia deal signed and sealed; Deutsche Telekom on drone alert.

OPEN-O's SUN Rises on Brownfields, Too
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

First software release touts 'any service over any network' approach to orchestration of virtual and physical functions.

How 3GPP Is Preparing for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2016

The imminent introduction of 5G requires a new framework and platform for the whole ecosystem that takes multiple verticals into account, explain Dino Flore, the 3GPP RAN Chairman, and Erik Guttman, Chairman of the 3GPP's Services and System Aspects Technical Standards Group (TSG SA).

Why Deutsche Telekom Might Brexit Too
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

Being BT's biggest single shareholder may no longer suit Deutsche Telekom.

Orange Sticks to High-Fiber Diet
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

Orange reaffirms that fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and 4G are the technology pillars of its fixed and mobile convergence strategy.

RJio's 'Free' Strategy: Success or Failure?
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

RJio risks losing a lot of its new customers once its free data offer comes to an end.

Bharti Airtel CIO Charts Course for Women in India Telecom
Mentor Monday | 11/7/2016

Bharti Airtel is making it easier for women to return to work after having children, and CIO Harmeen Mehta is hoping more will join the workforce in India.

Oracle to Close $9B NetSuite Buyout
News Analysis | 11/5/2016

Oracle clinches NetSuite buyout despite efforts by NetSuite investor T. Rowe Price to block the deal.

Gigabites: Comcast Doubles Down on D3.1
News Analysis | 11/4/2016

A total of 15 cities will have access to Comcast's DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit service by early 2017.

CEO Chat: Mellanox Technologies' Eyal Waldman
Between the CEOs | 11/4/2016

Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.

CenturyLink Sells Data Centers for $2.15B
News Analysis | 11/4/2016

The assets go to a consortium of investors, as CenturyLink picks up coin for its $24 billion Level 3 acquisition.

TM Forum Ousts Its CEO
News Analysis | 11/4/2016

TM Forum's Peter Sany has been shown the door, replaced by Nik Willetts as interim President and CEO.

TiVo Turns a Profit Post Rovi Deal
News Analysis | 11/4/2016

TiVo reported solid Q3 earnings and a new five-year licensing deal with Samsung, but a lawsuit with Comcast continues to throw shade on the company's financial results.

Frontier Lops Off 1,000 Jobs in Big Overhaul
News Analysis | 11/4/2016

Big US telco sets major staff layoffs as it struggles to revamp its operations and stem further customer and revenue losses after Verizon deal.

Eurobites: Iliad Spies Italian Opportunity
News Analysis | 11/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's Dutch sale confirmed; Virgin's third quarter; KPN invests in tech fund; Turkey throttling.

WiCipedia: Internet by Bicycle, Pay Gaps & Misogyny in the Valley
WiCipedia | 11/4/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Google brings the Internet to rural Indian women; Peter Thiel faces Silicon Valley criticism; the pay gap breakdown by industry; and more.

Arista Blooms, but Customers Feel Unfulfilled
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Backed-up lead times cast a blot on otherwise glowing quarterly results.

Third Time's the Charm: FCC Tries to Price Broadcast Bandwidth for Mobile
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

The 600 MHZ auction rides again!

Lattice Purchased by Somebody for $1.3B
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

A little known capital company has scooped up FPGA vendor Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3 billion.

Marvell to Divest Businesses, Lay Off 900
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Marvell Technology Group is divesting unspecified non-strategic businesses, reducing R&D spending and laying off 17% of its workforce -- 900 employees.

Charter Launches Big Rebranding Push
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

As it proceeds with the integration of TWC and Bright House cable systems, Charter has begun rolling out its Spectrum packages and pricing in its new markets.

Rackspace Finalizes Deal to Go Private
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Rackspace is now off the markets and focused on delivering managed services to connect enterprises to multiple clouds.

Intel Proposes 'Unified' Security, Opens DXL
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Intel Security has announced what it's calling an enhanced unified defense architecture. So what does that mean?

Arris CEO Hints at Wireless M&A – Could Ruckus Be a Target?
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Arris may want to acquire wireless networking assets, and Ruckus just came up for sale.

Vodafone: Desperately Seeking Cloud-Centric Tech
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Vodafone is on a multi-track journey to implement its SDN/NFV strategy but needs cloud-native, cloud-ready next generation tools from its technology partners, explains David Amzallag, the operator's head of network virtualization and SDN/NFV.

Vodafone Germany Urges NFV Vendors to 'Step Up' Efforts
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

German operator unveils ambitious virtualization targets but says it cannot realize its 'cloudification' ambitions alone.

Eurobites: Colt Commits to 100G Upgrade
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom treads water in Q3; Ericsson extends Turkcell partnership; Privacy Shield faces French legal challenge.

It's Showtime for OPEN-O
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Next week will see the release of the first OPEN-O implementation.

Software or Hardware: China Telcos Tell Huawei to Decide
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

China's biggest operators have told Huawei it faces a stark choice about its future focus.

Facebook Puts 'Video First'
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

During another glowing quarterly earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about the company's plans to make video the primary mode for Facebook users.

Small Cell Connectivity Drives $1.5B Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

Crown Castle's acquisition of FiberNet is all about getting additional fiber network assets that can hook up small cells.

Microsoft Attacks Slack, Slack Whacks Back
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

Microsoft introduced Teams, an Office version of Slack's chat app for the workplace that's attracted a cult following.

Broadcom Buys Brocade for $5.9B, Will Ditch Ruckus & IP Biz
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

Broadcom is buying Brocade, and will then turn round and off Ruckus and more to focus on the SAN business.

TM Forum Wants Role of Open Source Glue
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

Industry organization meets with multiple open source groups to discuss how its reference architecture for hybrid network management can extend to them.

Why the $&#* Would I 'Watch With Twitter?'
MariNation | 11/2/2016

When it comes to interactive television, there are some things the pay-TV industry never learns.

Eurobites: Telefónica Deploys Nokia's Virtual Router
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel connects Africa and Asia; TDC slips in Q3; Telia slams Swedish government's auction ruling; UC's gone fishing.

Adtran Squares Up to Huawei on Supervectoring
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

The vendor battle over the copper-fortifying technology is starting to heat up.

Photos: Operations Transformation Summit, Wuzhen
Slide Shows | 11/1/2016

Huawei's Operations Transformation Summit 2016 is underway in Wuzhen, China.

Amazon Bigger in IaaS Cloud Than Microsoft, Google & IBM Combined
News Analysis | 11/1/2016

The top four players dominate the cloud market through sheer weight, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.

Facebook, TIP Splash Some Open Sauce on Optical Networking
News Analysis | 11/1/2016

The transport sector is now home to the Open Packet DWDM initiative and Voyager, a white box transponder and routing solution.

Why DirecTV Now May Flop
MariNation | 11/1/2016

Compare and contrast: A look at the price points and adoption levels for existing OTT services paints a picture of the future for AT&T's DirecTV Now offering, and it's not great.

Eurobites: Finns Put NB-IoT on Trial
News Analysis | 11/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IoT in Ireland; KPN launches VoLTE service; UK pumps £1.9 billion into cybersecurity; did Trump ping Russia?

Reader Poll: 3GPP, ITU Are Still the 5G Power Brokers
News Analysis | 11/1/2016

Despite much competition to develop the 5G standard, readers reckon that trad standards bodies such as the 3GPP and the ITU will hold sway on the next-gen spec.

Microsoft Lights a Fire Under Open Source Hardware Dev
News Analysis | 11/1/2016

Microsoft's new Project Olympus is not only a new specification for server hardware – it also offers a model for speeding up open source hardware development.

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