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Eurobites: Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom Extend Backhaul Deal in Germany
News Analysis | 10/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Is BT in talks with Apple over TV deal? Mobily punished for not employing enough Saudis; class action against Google blocked in UK.

5G: Friend or Foe for European Cable?
Breznick Unbound | 10/8/2018

That's one of the looming technology and business challenges that Light Reading will tackle on November 6 at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London.

Netcracker Launches Telco Cloud-as-a-Service
News Analysis | 10/8/2018

Vendor offers an enterprise services software stack that can run on any cloud platform and already has Mexico's Telefónica Movistar as a reference customer.

Qualcomm to Demo 5G on 3.5GHz at CES
News Analysis | 10/8/2018

Chipmaker to show off 3GPP 5G at CES, as FCC looks over new rules for the CBRS band.

The Reality of Open Networking in CSP Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/5/2018

Survey finds that many CSPs are boldly forging a path towards the open, agile, automated and efficient networks the telecom industry requires.

YouTube TV Unshackles Its Cloud DVR
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

OTT-TV provider lifts ad-skipping restrictions that prevented customers from recording shows from AMC, Disney, Fox, NBCU and Turner.

Telia Carrier Vies to Be Prime Cloud Connector
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.

CenturyLink: NFV Meeting (Modest) Expectations
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2018

Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.

Palo Alto Buys Into Cloud Security Analytics With $173M RedLock Acquisition
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

The security vendor scoops up RedLock to gain expertise in security analytics.

WiCipedia: Lyft Assesses Diversity Growth & Melinda Gates Tackles Gender Imbalance
WiCipedia | 10/5/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Lyft's latest diversity report; a Gender Manifesto relapse; flexible work becomes a necessity; and more.

Samsung's Chip Shop Fuels Q3 Profit Growth
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

Strong sales of memory chips appear responsible for the big increase in operating profits at Samsung in the recent third quarter.

Eurobites: EE Trials 5G New Radio at London's Canary Wharf
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets GET; Colt extends Dublin network; Net Insight reshapes top team; Deutsche Telekom smartens up facilities management.

Open APIs: The Key to the Platform Business Model
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/5/2018

Communications service providers (CSPs) are working towards more open architectures as they develop their next-generation networks.

VMware Closes CloudHealth Acquisition
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

VMware beefs up its portfolio for multicloud management.

Who Will Be the Also-RANs in the 5G Market?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/5/2018

The 5G market is set to take off soon, and vendors are racing to make their first 5G radio access network (RAN) offerings available.

Verizon Offers 44,000 Employees a Buyout Deal
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

Verizon's plan to cull $10 billion in costs from its operations is getting very real now. First, thin out the ranks of old, middle-manager types.

Chinese Hardware Hack Threatens US Tech Supply Chain – Bloomberg
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

Thirty companies, including Amazon and Apple, and the US government are threatened in the attack, according to a bombshell investigative report from Bloomberg.

With Eyes on Hathway, RJio Redraws Battle Lines With Airtel
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

Having shaken up mobile, India's most aggressive service provider now threatens to disrupt the broadband market.

Netflix-Backed ACE Sinks Another Video Piracy Threat
The Bauminator | 10/4/2018

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, a group backed by major studios and OTT players, is having some success bombarding alleged Kodi-related pirates with threatening letters.

Spirent CEO: Engineers Are Human, Too
CxO Spotlight | 10/4/2018

In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.

Wind Tre: The New Weakling of Italian Mobile
Morris Lore | 10/4/2018

The merger between 3 and Wind was supposed to create an Italian mobile heavyweight. But after Italy's 5G auction this week, that company is on the ropes.

When Making SD-WAN Plans, Don't Shirk Security
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

Security requirements 'can change the design of your overall network dramatically,' says Orange Business's John Isch.

Eurobites: Beeline & Huawei Demo 5G's Potential With Russian Holocall
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends telematics deal; Telia goes smart metering; Ireland guns for Facebook.

Orange's Yves Bellego on Automation, Virtualization Progress
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/4/2018

Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.

Broadband Providers Attack California Net Neutrality Law
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA band together to file suit challenging California's tough net neutrality law.

Altice Europe in Talks About Fiber Assets
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

European service provider says it is in talks about fiber partnerships that could speed up network rollout.

Customer Conversations Changing in Era of Open Source, Automation
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2018

John Isch of Orange Business says businesses have differing requirements for understanding how telecom is changing.

How Cable Has Fueled OTT
Column | 10/3/2018

In the second part of this three-part series, Burton explores the rise of OTT, as well as its impact on cable operators and other broadband service providers.

Huawei Hasn't Given Up on US Market, Pitches the FCC
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

Huawei has been telling the FCC why operators and consumers will suffer if it's not allowed to trade in the US as part of the universal service fund (USF) program.

Eurobites: EE, Vodafone Rapped for Inaccurate Network Coverage Data
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TomTom makes a comeback; Proximus helps conserve art; European Parliament approves new video service rules.

Italy's $7.6B 5G Bonanza Puts Telcos on the Rack
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

An Italian auction of 5G spectrum raises $4.6 billion more than its government had budgeted. That's great news for the government, but not so good for Italy's operators.

Radware: Protect That API!
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

Second annual survey shows enterprises are exposing APIs to third parties but not attending encryption or authentication, leading to a sharp rise in the number and complexity of application breaches.

FCC's Pai Readies More 5G Spectrum, Will Propose Changes for CBRS Band
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

Pai says 6GHz proposal will give WiFi wings, while a change in CBRS rules could encourage 5G networks.

Where Is the Elon Musk of Telecom?
Morris Lore | 10/3/2018

Telecom operators need leaders with the visionary flair of Elon Musk, but attracting them is easier said than done.

Orange Issues Telco Cloud Rallying Cry
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

'It's a standard, Jim, but not as we know it.' Orange pleads for operator consensus around NFV infrastructure, orchestration and automation requirements, but will that be enough to create scale and meet developer needs?

Vidgo Nears Debut of National OTT-TV Service
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Will use a set of prepaid channel packages to reach what it views as an 'underserved' market.

Why Video Has the Urge to Merge
The Bauminator | 10/2/2018

Evolution Digital's angle with 'eMERGE' highlights how cable ops will blend their own TV services with premium OTT video services and other digital-only content.

Verizon: Vendor AI Not Ready for Prime Time
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Verizon's wireline unit is developing its own machine learning internally using open source tools and 'agile' development methods.

SAP Debuts Cloud Tools for Old-School & New Wave Developers
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Extending support for legacy languages to the cloud, as well as that newfangled serverless thing that all the kids are going on about.

Starhome Mach, Telarix Merger Built on Interconnect, Roaming Data
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Vista Equity acquires roaming platform specialist Starhome Mach to merge it with existing portfolio company Telarix, which specializes in interconnect billing, rating and fraud management.

Are Retailers Leaving Amazon Cloud?
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Some retailers are moving to platforms that aren't competing for customers. Others just want to keep their options open.

Eurobites: Telia Lands Norwegian NB-IoT Deal
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia commits to 5G launch in early 2019; Sigfox grows its network; KPN's new hire; Orange lands in-flight connectivity deal.

Finland's 5G sale is no Italian job
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Finland's 5G auction has left each mobile operator with a sizable chunk of spectrum and not come at a crippling cost.

The New Infinera Is Already on Edge
The Philter | 10/1/2018

Infinera closed its acquisition of Coriant today, creating one of the world's largest optical networking providers with 600 customers around the world. But talk of a major account challenge mounted by Ciena sent the company's stock tumbling more than 15%.

Comcast Hires Industry Vet to Help Lead X1, Other Video Products
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Ranga Muvavarirwa played a big role in helping Time Warner Cable extend IP video apps to broad mix of retail streaming platforms.

Vodafone Revs Up DOCSIS 3.1 in Germany
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Major European provider becomes second MSO to launch gigabit-enabling D3.1 service in Germany, following the launch by Liberty Global's Unitymedia unit in May.

Key Takeaways From Open Networking Summit Europe
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/1/2018

Open source may have gained support from the communications service provider (CSP) community, but there are some major challenges in making use of it.

Equinix: Scale or Die
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

VP Bill Long tells NFV-Carrier SDN crowd that niche players and new entrants face a much riskier market, even though hardware capex requirements are much lower.

DoJ Slaps California With Net Neutrality Suit
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Claims that California's tough law illegally subverts federal government's deregulatory approach with 'burdensome state regulation.'

Caavo's Video God Box Enters the Mainstream
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Startup's sub-$100, mass-market focused, all-seeing 'Control Center' unifies search, navigation and playback for up to four devices, including set-top boxes, game consoles and streaming media players.

Italy's €6B+ 5G Auction Risks Roman Ruins
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

An Italian spectrum auction risks crippling telcos on the brink of 5G rollout and should serve as a warning to other European authorities.

Eurobites: BT Transfers 31K Workers to Openreach
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei helps Monaco go 'nationwide' with 5G; Vodafone brings gigabit broadband to Bavaria; Deutsche Telekom beefs up LTE coverage in Hesse.

Microsoft Secures IoT 'Dark Matter'
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Microsoft is developing hardware and software tools to help secure 80 billion Internet of Things devices that will come online by 2025.

Cable's Fiber Outlook Gets Clearer With Coherent Optics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/1/2018

Cable is exploring coherent optics technology to better access the cable network and improve fiber networks to increase capacity tenfold.

Verizon's Home-Grown 5G Arrives Today
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

It's here! Commercial 5G arrives in the US with the launch of Verizon's fixed wireless service, which is initially based on in-house tech specs.

3 Takeaways From Microsoft Ignite
Wagner’s Ring | 10/1/2018

Microsoft is striving to win cloud customers with a new telco strategic focus, HoloLens augmented reality, and by forswearing competing with customers – unlike, Microsoft says, its crosstown rivals at Amazon Web Services.

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