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WiCipedia: Pao Resets; Fowler Goes Supreme
WiCipedia | 8/25/2017

This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Ellen Pao shares an excerpt from her revealing new book; Susan Fowler fights class action waivers; Uber's financials grow despite its drama; and more.

Too Many Streaming Services, Say Millennials
News Analysis | 8/25/2017

New research discovers the first signs of 'OTT fatigue,' with younger respondents increasingly concerned about the cost of adding up these services.

'Hey! You Got Public Cloud on My Premises!'
Wagner’s Ring | 8/25/2017

Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, Google and other vendors are mixing on-prem and public cloud technologies, hoping they go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

Intent-Based Marketing or Intent-Based Networking?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/25/2017

During the past year or so, vendors have taken interest in intent-based networks (IBNs), and standards development organizations have started working toward finding an industry standard for this cost- and time-saving development.

Implementing the Cloud+X Strategy on Enterprise Connection and Communications Services
News from Huawei | 8/25/2017

Cloud+X is the best choice for carriers' enterprise market expansion plans.

Eurobites: DT Defends Vectoring, Slams Vodafone
News Analysis | 8/25/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria buys Swiss cloud provider Exoscale; Russians warm to pricier devices; Telenor downbeat on 5G; Sequans makes AT&T inroads.

Case Study: Service Cloudification Enables B2B Transformation in China Telecom
News from Huawei | 8/25/2017

Guangdong Telecom's all-fiber network deployment transformed its enterprise services potential.

Enterprise Cloud Communications Deliver Borderless Collaboration
News from Huawei | 8/25/2017

There are still a lot of problems and challenges that impede the construction of an information-based enterprise but Huawei has some solutions.

The Automation Taboo: Let's Talk About Jobs
Morris Lore | 8/24/2017

For telcos, automation puts an awkward spotlight on employee value. Investors will be watching.

VMware's Cloud Momentum Continues Through Q2
Scott Ferguson | 8/24/2017

VMware's second-quarter earnings reflect the company's continued transformation into a significant cloud player.

Comcast Solar Deal Sheds Light on IoT Aims
News Analysis | 8/24/2017

Comcast will start selling solar energy service through a partnership with the company Sunrun later this year.

Opportunities Present Themselves to Operators in the B2B Market
News from Huawei | 8/24/2017

Industry boosts in the B2B market meet new enterprise service requirements.

Ericsson CTO Prioritizes Non-Consumer 5G
News Analysis | 8/24/2017

Ericsson's new chief technology officer wants to take 5G in a different direction from previous network technologies.

Full Duplex, Coherent Optics Specs Advance
News Analysis | 8/24/2017

Cable R&D group sees both emerging technologies becoming full specs within the next year or so as the industry looks beyond DOCSIS 3.1 for bandwidth boosts.

Broadband Isn't What It Used to Be
MariNation | 8/24/2017

'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.'

Cloud, Digital Transformation Fueling Open Source Job Market
Scott Ferguson | 8/24/2017

A new report from the Linux Foundation and Dice shows companies are looking to hire more IT admins with open source skills to support various cloud plans and digital transformation projects.

Verizon Tightens VNS Security With Check Point
News Analysis | 8/24/2017

Verizon's Shawn Hakl says the addition of Check Point to Verizon Virtual Network Services fits in with Verizon's strategy to provide customers with an expanding software catalog that works over a broad spectrum of hardware.

ZeroStack Propels 'Self-Driving Cloud'
Wagner’s Ring | 8/24/2017

With a new CEO, ZeroStack is looking to make on-premises infrastructure as hassle-free as public cloud.

Affirmed: Lack of Automation Will Kill Innovation
News Analysis | 8/24/2017

The NFV startup discusses how network process automation creates disruption and how the lack of it can kill innovation.

Eurobites: Irish IoT Player Cubic Raises $47M
News Analysis | 8/24/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brexit bites for Dixons Carphone; Israel's Bezeq sees profits shrink; Ericsson takes gigabit LTE into China.

Google & Walmart Take the Fight to Amazon
Wagner’s Ring | 8/23/2017

Consumers will be able to order Walmart merchandise through Google Assistant.

NFV Automation Standards Picture Remains Murky
News Analysis | 8/23/2017

Network operators are pushing ahead with MANO deployments and open source is attacking the standards issues - but so are others.

Samsung Note 8 Debuts With Sweet Camera Tech, No Bangs
News Analysis | 8/23/2017

Gigabit LTE, dual-cameras and pen-scroll translation are amoung the notable features of the Note 8.

China Telecom Plans Commercial 5G Trials in 2019
News Analysis | 8/23/2017

Chinese operator says it will start commercial trials of 5G in 2019 as it reports growth in sales and profits for the first half of the year.

Google Offering Tiered Networking for Cloud Customers
Scott Ferguson | 8/23/2017

Google will now offer standard and premier networking options for its cloud customers.

The Power of Next-Gen Unified Communications
Huawei Videos | 8/23/2017

How Huawei's unified communications and videoconferencing platforms are saving time and money and improving customer experience for users in Italy.

Brazil Now a Barrier to AT&T/TW Deal
News Analysis | 8/23/2017

AT&T remains confident about deal closure despite concerns by Brazilian regulators.

Microsoft's 'Project Brainwave' Details Ambitious AI Plans
Scott Ferguson | 8/23/2017

'Project Brainwave' is a deep-learning acceleration platform that Microsoft is developing and will deliver through its Azure public cloud.

Verizon Expands SDN Strategy for Enterprises
News Analysis | 8/23/2017

In addition to providing software-based networking and virtualized security services, Verizon's new SD-Branch service also addresses cloud-based end-user management for its enterprise customers.

Forward Launches Freemium Service for Network Visibility
Wagner’s Ring | 8/23/2017

In addition to launching the new service, Forward scored $16 million in funding.

Eurobites: Vodafone, BT Eye Joint Fiber Rollout – Report
News Analysis | 8/23/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to spend another £17.6 million on Cornish broadband; Nokia launches another 5G initiative; Sweden's Com Hem makes smart home move.

Silver Peaks Puts SD-WAN to the Test
News Analysis | 8/22/2017

Independent third-party lab used to test EdgeConnect system's ability to support application performance during heavy congestion, blackout.

AT&T Spreads Fiber & G.fast Wings
News Analysis | 8/22/2017

Big US telco extends fiber reach to two new areas, expands fiber service in 20 existing markets and launches G.fast service in 22 metros outside its traditional footprint.

Qualcomm Lays Out AI Vision of the Future
News Analysis | 8/22/2017

With the help of recently acquired startup Scyfer, Qualcomm plans to embed AI in all manner of devices, including cars.

Druva Scores $80M Funding for Cloud Data Protection
Wagner’s Ring | 8/22/2017

Total warchest now about $200 million for the cloud data protection and management specialist.

Microsoft, Red Hat Expand Partnership to Include Containers
Scott Ferguson | 8/22/2017

An agreement between Microsoft and Red Hat will allow Windows Server containers to run natively on several different Red Hat platforms.

Phone Review: Moto Z2 Play
LRTV Documentaries | 8/22/2017

Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones reviews the Moto Z2 Play, which he calls 'a nice modern Android phone with good battery life and one of the nicest cameras' he's seen. The Moto Z2 Play is a Gigabit LTE-ready phone, but we were not able to test speeds that fast in the US.

MANO's Key Value Proposition Is to Automate Operations
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/22/2017

A new Heavy Reading report looks into NFV MANO's progress, including the importance of OpenStack and open source efforts.

How Comcast Is Hooking College Kids on Cable
News Analysis | 8/22/2017

With TV moving to all-IP, Comcast's Xfinity on Campus offering only grows more valuable.

Google Polishes Chromebooks for Enterprise
Wagner’s Ring | 8/22/2017

Google debuts Chrome Enterprise to enhance enterprise security and management for Chromebooks and other Chrome devices.

Disney, iflix Team Up to Take Down Netflix
News Analysis | 8/22/2017

Disney to provide the first 'channel' on Malaysia-based streaming video service iflix.

IBM, Partners Using Blockchain to Protect Food Supply
Scott Ferguson | 8/22/2017

IBM and a consortium of major retail and distribution vendors are planning to use blockchain technology to better monitor and secure the global supply chain for food.

Eurobites: Zayo Lines Up New Euro Boss After Kane Quits
News Analysis | 8/22/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands managed services deal in Denmark; Avaaz hits out at Murdoch's bid for Sky; Orange aims to go greener in Africa.

Verizon & Friends Bust Through Gigabit LTE in the Lab
News Analysis | 8/21/2017

Verizon and vendors get faster LTE in the lab – as Gigabit LTE-capable phones arrive – but the commercial network isn't there yet.

Why AT&T May Dump Home Security Biz
News Analysis | 8/21/2017

AT&T has reason to be insecure in the home security market.

Service Cloudification Enables B2B Transformation in China Telecom
News from Huawei | 8/21/2017

How can communications service providers develop new lines of business based on emerging trends in the enterprise ICT sector?

Three Gets Smart(y), BT Invokes Twitter – The Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 8/21/2017

From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast launches an MVNO; T-Mobile activates a spectrum band no one can use; and BT invokes the almighty power of Twitter to big up its sports content.

Cisco Engineer Shares Her Top Tech Trends
Mentor Monday | 8/21/2017

Serpil Bayraktar, a principal engineer in Cisco's CTAO office, reveals which three technologies have been the most impactful over her 26-year comms career.

Cisco Acquiring SpringPath for $320M
Scott Ferguson | 8/21/2017

After partnering for several years, Cisco is acquiring SpringPath for $320 million to boost its hyperconverged portfolio for enterprise data centers.

Network Automation: 3 Tips to Getting Started
News Analysis | 8/21/2017

Network automation can save an enterprise time, money and resources. However, it's not easy to start. To help, here are three useful tips to get the process going.

Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Dutch With NB-IoT
News Analysis | 8/21/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK broadband customers could lose out; Telecom Italia and Mediaset urged to team up; Ericsson and MTS trial LAA.

Cisco Beefs Up Security, Management for Spark Collaboration
Wagner’s Ring | 8/21/2017

Adds end-to-end encryption with on-prem key storage, analytics and mobile device management.

CenturyLink Using AI to Boost Sales Efficiency
News Analysis | 8/21/2017

Conversica AI software, sold in a SaaS model, launches conversations with potential customers that lead to higher sales.

Cisco Takes Networking Fight to Amazon, Microsoft & Google
Wagner’s Ring | 8/21/2017

Enterprises will be able to manage software-defined networks on premises or in AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform using Cisco native ACI tools.

Hot Air: UK 5G Spectrum Dispute
Morris Lore | 8/21/2017

A spectrum dispute between BT and 3 seems unlikely to hinder the UK's digital competitiveness in the 5G era.

Gluware Reboot Targets IT Automation
News Analysis | 8/21/2017

Gluware claims to be launching the industry's first multi-vendor, multi-domain IT automation and orchestration solutions that incorporate model-driven intent-based networking features.

Combating Video Insecurity
Column | 8/21/2017

Here's how to build and scale a secure digital video business with confidence.

CableLabs Hails Major ETSI NFV Milestone
News Analysis | 8/21/2017

CableLabs expects new ETSI standards to accelerate network functions virtualization.

Is the End Near for Cisco's IWAN?
News Analysis | 8/18/2017

While some have speculated that Cisco's acquisition of Viptela means the end of IWAN, analysts predict an integration of features from both SD-WAN solutions.

EnterpriseWeb: Early to NFV, Finally Ready for Take-Off?
News Analysis | 8/18/2017

No small software company has been as persistently engaged in automation efforts without seeing much in sales – is that about to change?

Outlook Bleak for Infrastructure Bill in 2017
News Analysis | 8/18/2017

In the latest sign that a US infrastructure bill is unlikely to get done this year, President Trump has reportedly nixed plans for an infrastructure advisory council.

All That's Gigabit Doesn't Glitter
News Analysis | 8/18/2017

Consultant warns telco execs not to assume they need gigabit services to counter splashy marketing campaigns by competitors.

Eurobites: BT Broadens Gfast Rollout
News Analysis | 8/18/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes progress in security sector; Smarsh buys Cognia; Spotify silences the hate; uh-oh, here comes the 'bothie.'

Cloud Pushing SD-WAN Market to $1.6B by 2021 – Report
Scott Ferguson | 8/18/2017

A report suggests the rush to cloud computing could make the SD-WAN market worth $1.6 billion by 2021.

WiCipedia: Dolly Babes, Manifesto Backlash & 'Brotastic' Failures
WiCipedia | 8/18/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Even children's shoes are unfairly gendered; backlash galore for Google gender memo author; can being female be used as an advantage in tech?; and more.

Still Time to Enter Telecoms.com's Glotel Awards
News Analysis | 8/18/2017

With a deadline extension until September 1, there's still time to enter the annual Global Telecoms Awards run by our sister site, Telecoms.com

Automating Field Tests to Boost Operational Efficiency
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/18/2017

Telecom operators need to move from complex, error-prone manual test processes to more automated, consistent and streamlined test procedures where admin is minimized.

Ericsson Plans 25,000 Job Cuts – Report
News Analysis | 8/17/2017

Ericsson's headcount could be reduced by up to 25,000 as part of the Swedish vendor's new cost-cutting measures, according to sources cited by Svenska Dagbladet.

Alibaba Cloud Snags 1M Paying Customers
Scott Ferguson | 8/17/2017

Despite losses in its cloud division, Alibaba now boasts over 1 million paying customers.

Comcast Rings In Xfinity Mobile Nationwide
News Analysis | 8/17/2017

And just like that, Comcast is a mobile carrier.

CoreOS Adds Microsoft Azure Support for Kubernetes
Wagner’s Ring | 8/17/2017

Azure support is designed to help enterprises avoid cloud vendor lock-in.

Comcast's X1 Clips Canadian Cord-Cutting
News Analysis | 8/17/2017

New research finds that cord-cutting among the larger Canadian operators has slowed, largely due to the adoption of Comcast's X1 platform.

Druva Debuts Protection for Cloud Data
Wagner’s Ring | 8/17/2017

Druva is launching a suite of backup, security and governance services to help enterprises take back control they lose when they move data to the cloud.

China Unicom to Raise $11.7B, Plans 5G Investments
News Analysis | 8/17/2017

Proceeds to be used for 4G and 5G developments as Tencent and Alibaba are named among the private companies lined up for a stake in China's third-largest operator.

Eurobites: Ericsson Goes After Wiko
News Analysis | 8/17/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom H1 revenue flat; Kudelski charts its changing business mix; Irish complain about their Apple tax task.

ON2020 Looks to the Future at ECOC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/17/2017

ON2020 has been surveying the optical networking needs and evolution strategies of leading network operators and is ready to share the results at ECOC 2017.

Service Providers Help Push Cisco's Q4 Downward
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Routing and switching revenues drop 9% year-over-year as Cisco wrestles with business transitions and a spotty service-provider market.

Cisco Revenue Decline Continues Into Q4
Scott Ferguson | 8/16/2017

Despite in-line financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2017, Cisco revenue declines continued as it looks to embrace the cloud, security and its 'network intuitive' platform.

IHS Markit's Michael Howard Talks Automation
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

While SDN and NFV are useful tools, automation is crucial to the evolution of carriers' networks and services.

Verizon Takes On AT&T's FirstNet on 4G
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Verizon will build its own private network core to take on AT&T's FirstNet public safety effort.

Microsoft Introduces 'Event Grid' to Automate Azure Serverless Computing
Wagner’s Ring | 8/16/2017

New service helps enterprise write serverless apps more quickly, and let them make more efficient – and less expensive – use of cloud resources.

Stream or Split, Says Amazon
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Amazon announced it will be shuttering its Lovefilm DVD-by-mail business in the UK and Germany by the end of October.

1.4B 5G Connections by 2025? Analysts Say Yes
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Juniper Research is expecting over 1 billion 5G connections by 2025, up 232% from the expected launch in 2019. Many of these will be IoT devices.

Apple Takes $1B Bite at TV Business – Report
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Can Apple buy its way into the TV market?

T-Mobile Turns On First 600MHz 4G Sites
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Using spectrum it won at auction, T-Mobile has turned on its first 600MHz 4G sites, which will also be important to its 5G future.

DevOps, Cloud Changing the Security Market – Report
Scott Ferguson | 8/16/2017

The emergence of public cloud, SaaS and DevOps is changing the way IT purchases security for the enterprise, according to Gartner.

CenturyLink Testing Adtran Virtual 10G PON
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Announcement one of many at vendor's annual customer/media event, signaling early progress on the virtualized access front.

Equinix Index Tracks Interconnection Boom
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Private data exchange capacity is growing at a much faster pace than the Internet equivalent, according to a new index developed by Equinix.

Eurobites: KPN Buys Into Healthcare Sector
News Analysis | 8/16/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: western Europe still taking the tablets; Scottish parliament under cyber attack; Uber makes partial withdrawal from Finland; Accedo boosts Channel 4's catch-up service.

What Lies Ahead for Enterprise Cloud?
Wagner’s Ring | 8/16/2017

With the work year gearing up as the summer winds down, what can we expect from enterprise cloud? Find out on our webinar Tuesday, August 22.

VMware VP Brings Women Up With Her
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 8/16/2017

It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMware.

5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 8/15/2017

Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.

CenturyLink Touting New MVP
News Analysis | 8/15/2017

That's Minimal Viable Product, a process that's speeding up CenturyLink's service rollouts.

Why Disney Could End Up Streaming for AT&T
News Analysis | 8/15/2017

When Disney buys BAMTech, AT&T could become a defacto customer for video infrastructure services.

WOW Eyes Edge for Expansion
News Analysis | 8/15/2017

The number six US cable operator seeks to use proceeds from recent IPO and Chicago fiber network sale to fund the extension of its HFC network to adjoining service territories.

Microsoft Buying Cloud Orchestration Expert Cycle Computing
Scott Ferguson | 8/15/2017

Microsoft is adding a layer of cloud orchestration to its Azure cloud with the acquisition of Cycle Computing.

Intel CEO Leaves Trump Biz Advisory Board
News Analysis | 8/15/2017

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich had stood with Trump on high-profile initiatives, but left an executive board of business advisors after the President's slow response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Rackspace Wants to Encrypt Customer Data in the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 8/15/2017

Rackspace is expanding its managed security service with encryption.

Engagement, Brand Perception Depend on Video QoE – Akamai
News Analysis | 8/15/2017

A new study commissioned by Akamai used new technology-based research methods to evaluate test subjects' responses to video streams at different qualities.

FICO, a Premier OpenStack User, Goes to the AWS Dark Side
Wagner’s Ring | 8/15/2017

FICO is looking to AWS for global reach, security and features such as serverless computing and container report, says the financial services company, as OpenStack advocates cringe.

Orchestration Startup UBiqube Pivots Away From NFV
News Analysis | 8/15/2017

NFV MANO has been too slow to develop, so UBiqube is refocusing on the enterprise.

Eurobites: Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Share Mobily Moolah
News Analysis | 8/15/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT demos FTTdp-based Gfast tech; Openet lands Orange Poland BSS contract; Clavister sees revenues rise in Q2; Norway set for supersized data center in Arctic Circle; BT culls its booths.

Serverless Computing: Why You Should Wait
News Analysis | 8/15/2017

With offerings from AWS, Google and Microsoft, serverless computing has received a lot of attention, but be aware – it's not ready for prime time yet.

IBM: Wait Is Over for Deep Learning
News Analysis | 8/14/2017

Or at least significantly shorter, thanks to IBM's recent breakthrough in deep learning performance, as IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter explains to Light Reading.

Unicom's Profit Soars as Private Investors Are Lined Up
News Analysis | 8/14/2017

China Unicom has hinted at much stronger H1 profits than expected as it advances plans to bring private investors on board.

AWS Snags Hulu, FICO as Cloud Customers
Scott Ferguson | 8/14/2017

In addition to picking up Hulu and FICO has customers, AWS also announced some updates for its public cloud platform at its Summit in New York City.

Demystifying the 3GPP
Column | 8/14/2017

An insider's perspective on how 4G and 5G standards get created.

Are Cord-Cutting's Days Numbered?
Breznick Unbound | 8/14/2017

While cord-cutting surged in the second quarter and promises to rise again this quarter, could the proliferation of OTT services lead consumers back to pay-TV bundles eventually?

Verizon Video Woes Pile On
News Analysis | 8/14/2017

Verizon is a long way from the go-go days of Fios TV expansion.

Oracle Bringing More Database Services to the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 8/14/2017

Oracle plans to offer its Exadata Cloud as part of the company's next-generation infrastructure.

Buzzword Bingo: What the Heck Is Digital Transformation?
Wagner’s Ring | 8/14/2017

Digital transformation: It's not just a meaningless marketing phrase.

Eurobites: Telefónica Considers OTT Route to Exploit Own Content
News Analysis | 8/14/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investor calls for new BT boss; Altice moves towards full buyout of SFR; European Commission approves use of VULA products in Germany.

Analyst Nolle: Fundamental Errors Plague NFV
News Analysis | 8/11/2017

Former leader of CloudNFV group says industry took a wrong turn on NFV years ago and is now paying a heavy price.

'Ladysplaining' Ex-Googler's Anti-Women Memo
Wagner’s Ring | 8/11/2017

Why James Damore, who was fired from Google for writing an anti-women memo, is more than just your average dumb monkey with a keyboard.

No More Navel-Gazing: CORD Speeds Automation
News Analysis | 8/11/2017

Heavy Reading takes a look into the open-source Central Office Reimagined as a Data Center project.

Liberty Global Claims UK Turnaround
News Analysis | 8/11/2017

Liberty Global boasts big gains in next-gen video subs and new growth momentum after rebooting its Project Lightning initiative in the UK.

Uber Investor Sues to Kick Kalanick Off Board
News Analysis | 8/11/2017

Benchmark Capital wants to remove ousted CEO Kalanick from the Uber board and curtail his alleged plans to stack it with loyalists and return to the company after a leave of absence.

HPE Blasting Spaceborne Supercomputer Into Space
Scott Ferguson | 8/11/2017

When Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon rocket takes off later this month to the ISS, it will be equipped with an HPE supercomputer dubbed Spaceborne.

Snapchat Misses Estimates, Eyes Reality Shows
News Analysis | 8/11/2017

Snapchat has been seen as the primary competitor for Facebook in the coming years, but now it has missed Wall Street expectations for two straight quarters. Will investors keep the faith?

Microsoft Serves Coco-Flavored Blockchain for Enterprise
Wagner’s Ring | 8/11/2017

Microsoft introduces Coco, a blockchain platform designed to improve scalability, speed, governance and privacy for enterprise needs.

PCCW Sells $110M Stake in Its OTT Unit
News Analysis | 8/11/2017

The video and music streaming service unit of Hong Kong giant PCCW is taking on some notable new investors that will jointly own a minority stake.

Eurobites: Ericsson & Friends Form Automotive Edge Computing Consortium
News Analysis | 8/11/2017

Also in today's regional roundup: Encouraging trends from Tecnotree; Manx Telecom suspends its CFO; Avanti seeks a new CEO.

WiCipedia: Podcasts, Charity Tech & Micro-Aggressions
WiCipedia | 8/11/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: A guide to podcasts by and for women; college women in STEM experience gender exclusion; harassment in tech is the norm in Oz/NZ; and more.

Where Is My Data & Why Should I Care?
Column | 8/11/2017

Even in the cloud, location matters thanks to regulation, as Ashwin Krishnan of Hytrust explains.

SK Telecom Plans to Extend 5G Range With Repeater
News Analysis | 8/10/2017

SKT has tested out a new repeater on its 5G trial network in Seoul.

ATIS: Connected Car Security an Industry-Wide Issue
News Analysis | 8/10/2017

New white paper signals movement forward in telecom standards group's collaboration with auto industry.

Amazon Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation: Why You Should Care
Wagner’s Ring | 8/10/2017

Amazon is getting behind Kubernetes, taking on a bigger role in open source and educating enterprises on digital transformation.

400 Gigabit Ethernet Is Here, but Who Benefits?
Column | 8/10/2017

Who benefits from the new Ethernet protocol and why? Ixia Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Harris has some suggestions.

Eurobites: Telit's CEO Probe Not Cool for Cats
News Analysis | 8/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel takes a near 10% stake in Zain; Interoute improves its margins; Ericsson lands role in smart meter project.

Sony, IBM Bringing Blockchain to Education
Scott Ferguson | 8/10/2017

Sony is using IBM's blockchain to bring the technology to the education sector.

Facebook Flexes Its Video Muscle With Launch of 'Watch'
News Analysis | 8/10/2017

Facebook is launching a new video tab, called Watch, dedicated to video shows and offering professionally produced content.

SD-WAN Security a Headache?
News Analysis | 8/9/2017

MetTel's Ed Fox explains the SD-WAN deployment challenge in assisting enterprise customers is making the transition from a legacy approach to security to a secure SD-WAN.

Altice Weighs Charter Bid – Report
News Analysis | 8/9/2017

Altice is reportedly preparing to join the bidding contest for Charter Communications after Charter snubbed overtures by Sprint and SoftBank two weeks ago.

Big Data Is on CenturyLink's 'Automation' Wish List
News Analysis | 8/9/2017

Having developed a multidomain-orchestrator approach to NFV, CenturyLink now needs a way for that orchestrator to understand the network. Enter big data.

Cable One Pulls Rabbit Out of Hat Again
News Analysis | 8/9/2017

Still whittling down its video customer base, rogue US MSO boosts revenues, income and profit margins by raising video and broadband rates and slashing costs.

US to Examine Qualcomm's Complaints Against Apple
News Analysis | 8/9/2017

The ITC will look into Qualcomm's complaints against Apple within the next 45 days.

IoT Skills in Demand: Analytics, Big Data, Security
Scott Ferguson | 8/9/2017

A study conducted by Ubuntu maker Canonical finds that the IoT market needs skilled workers, especially ones with knowledge of big data, analytics and security.

Eurobites: Nokia Spearheads Cloud-Native 5G Platform Initiative
News Analysis | 8/9/2017

Also in today's regional roundup: Cloud services player OVH continues its expansion; MegaFon boasts near-Gigabit LTE capabilities; and Ireland's Imagine dreams of fixed wireless broadband success.

Blockchain-Powered Cloud Dreams Face Barriers
Wagner’s Ring | 8/9/2017

Startups Filecoin and Cloudwith.me have big plans to build peer-to-peer cloud platforms powered by blockchain, but they'll face technical and regulatory obstacles.

Disney Joins OTT Bandwagon
News Analysis | 8/9/2017

Following on the heels of CBS, Disney announced the forthcoming launch of a global direct-to-consumer streaming service.

Gigabit LTE Takes to the Air
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/8/2017

Just a few years ago, Gigabit mobile broadband was almost unthinkable. In 2017 it will be a reality.

Windstream Launches Combined UC & SD-WAN Service
News Analysis | 8/8/2017

Windstream launched the first update to its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions portfolio, which includes the addition of Broadview's OfficeSuite paired with the operator's SD-WAN platform.

Will Messaging Market Leave Telecom Behind?
News Analysis | 8/8/2017

Chatbot and messaging platform entrepreneur warns that telecom network operators are about to be left behind if they don't move quickly on RCS.

AT&T/TW Ruling Could Be Delayed – Report
News Analysis | 8/8/2017

A final DOJ vote will likely now happen in the fall.

CBS Streaming Service to Expand Globally
News Analysis | 8/8/2017

US broadcaster CBS has announced that it will be launching its OTT streaming service in Canada in the first half of next year, followed by several other countries.

Mediacom Motors Along
News Analysis | 8/8/2017

Fifth-largest US MSO sees another steady increase in broadband subscribers in the second quarter as it keeps extending gigabit service throughout its territories.

Startups Plan Peer-to-Peer Clouds, Funded & Enabled by Blockchain
Wagner’s Ring | 8/8/2017

Filecoin and Cloudwith.me are both raising money using funding mechanisms based on blockchain, to build cloud infrastructures enabled by blockchain.

Google Fires Engineer Over Gender Manifesto
News Analysis | 8/8/2017

Google terminates the engineer who wrote a ten-page memo criticizing the company's diversity practices and blaming gender imbalance on psychological differences.

Washington State DoT Builds Its Cloud One Blade at a Time
Scott Ferguson | 8/8/2017

Washington State's Department of Transportation is building out its private cloud infrastructure. It might be slow but the results are worth it.

IBM Software Helps Speed Up Deep Learning
Scott Ferguson | 8/8/2017

IBM Research is looking to speed up deep learning across multiple servers and GPUs with new software that uses APIs to hook into a number of open source frameworks.

Eurobites: Slow Going for Liberty Global Europe in Q2
News Analysis | 8/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi denies having control of Telecom Italia; UK government sounds warning on cyber-sloppiness; KCOM fined for emergency call failings.

Brocade Spins Off SDN Controller Into Lumina
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

Brocade's SDN controller business has a new home at Lumina Networks, under the stewardship of ex-Brocadian CEO Andrew Coward.

Open Source Champion Zannos Joins Inocybe
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

John Zannos, formerly of Canonical, has joined Inocybe as chief revenue officer as the company expands into San Francisco, Boston and London.

VEON's Digital Overhaul Much More Than Rebranding
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

The world's seventh-biggest telco by customer numbers has made a new digital platform the very centerpiece of its strategy.

TiVo Boosts Financial Outlook
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

With the TiVo-Rovi integration still moving ahead at a good clip and new deals coming in, the company has raised its revenue and pre-tax income forecasts for the year.

Sprint Resumes Prelim Merger Talks With T-Mobile – Report
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

Are we getting to the end of Sprint's long M&A road?

South Korean Feds Seek 12-Year Sentence for Samsung Boss
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

Samsung Vice Chairman Lee denies allegations as the trial draws to a close.

How CIOs Can Win Friends & Influence Spending
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

With budget shifting away from IT, CIOs need to find allies in their enterprises to help get cloud computing projects, as well as other tech initiatives, implemented. It's time to be buddies with the CFO.

Eurobites: Vodafone Signs Up to Open Source IoT Group
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Mobile Austria picks Huawei for optical transport boost; TrueSpeed wins investment for rural rollout; BT qualifies to bid for US government work.

Nyansa Helps IT Fight Complaints
Wagner’s Ring | 8/7/2017

Updates to Nyansa's Voyance service help tech support diagnose problems brought on by BYOD and network complexity.

Ovum: Women Poised to Close Tech Skills Gap
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

Representation of women faculty at the collegiate level is improving, and so is the number of female students -- good news for the tech industry as it faces a huge talent shortage.

SoftBank Gets Q1 Boost From Sprint, Vision Fund
News Analysis | 8/7/2017

Japanese technology giant benefited from earnings growth at its US telecom business and new investment activities.

Infinera Shares Sink Along With Q3 Outlook
News Analysis | 8/4/2017

Infinera can't wait for CenturyLink and Level 3 to finish that merger.

Arista Surges 20% on Earnings Blowout
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2017

Arista stock leaped upward on Friday after reporting fantastic quarterly results, driven in part by Microsoft and other cloud customers.

CenturyLink Suffers More Broadband Pains
News Analysis | 8/4/2017

Big US telco continues to struggle on the consumer broadband end due to more intense cable competition as it scrambles to boost data speeds.

Legislation Frustration Hinders DT's All-IP Migration
News Analysis | 8/4/2017

The difficulty of shifting customers onto new all-IP systems could see the German operator miss a target for broadband revenue growth.

HPE Sets Date for Software Spinoff
Scott Ferguson | 8/4/2017

HPE will officially spin off its software division on August 21 into a new company called SeattleSpin Co., which will then become a subsidiary of Micro Focus.

Low-Code: Can It Speed Up DevOps, Agile?
Scott Ferguson | 8/4/2017

A survey from Forrester and Appian, which makes low-code tools, shows the technology is helping to speed up the development of applications in the era of cloud, DevOps and digital transformation.

Eurobites: Virgin's Project Lightning Strikes Northern Ireland
News Analysis | 8/4/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky sounds out Open Fiber on collaboration in Italy; Hyperoptic wins public sector gig in Newcastle; BBC buffs up its FA Cup coverage.

Youth, Mobile Driving Internet Adoption in Developing Countries: ITU
News Analysis | 8/4/2017

New research from the ITU finds that growth in Internet adoption is being driven by younger people and mobile networks are increasingly being used to access the web, rather than fixed-line networks.

Is Twitter Pivoting to Live Video?
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2017

COO Anthony Noto, nicknamed the 'wartime CEO,' wants to turn the social network into a 24x7 live video platform.

AppViewX Boosts App Automation
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2017

AppViewX extending its toolkit for app deployment and orchestration to automate manual processes and help network operators save time.

WiCipedia: Automation Natives & Forging Your Own Path
WiCipedia | 8/4/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Preparing toddlers for robots; gender preferences in the office; Tesla makes an innovative (and long-overdue) move; and more.

Senate OKs Two New FCC Commissioners
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

In a voice vote Thursday, the US Senate approved both Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel and Republican Brendan Carr as commissioners, bringing the FCC back to full strength.

Investors Flee US Rural Incumbents
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

Stock prices continue to slide for larger incumbents with rural coverage areas, leading Windstream management to cancel its dividend.

Uber Does Housekeeping Amongst CEO Strategizing
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

Uber's search for a new CEO continues as its list of candidates narrows; those left inside work to improve their culture, starting with how managers do employee reviews.

DT to Ramp Up FTTH Capex Starting in 2019
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

German incumbent will start to spend more heavily on an FTTH rollout in 2019, CFO tells analysts.

GTT Gears for Organic Growth
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

After a series of acquisitions, the company is aggressively pursuing expansion of internal sales, but may still be in acquisition mode.

AT&T Mobility CEO Lurie to Retire
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie is set to retire September 1.

Telefónica Plots Unica Expansion
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

The Spanish telco is opening new data center facilities and taking Unica further into its network operations.

AppViewX Debuts Tools for App Automation, Orchestration
Wagner’s Ring | 8/3/2017

The AppViewX platform is designed to automate manual processes and save valuable time in hybrid cloud deployments.

Automation, Machine Learning Key to YouTube Clean-Up
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

Video-sharing site has been criticized for allowing hate speech on its site, and faces challenges from advertisers concerned that their ads appear next to inappropriate content.

Eurobites: VEON Q2 Hit by Italian JV Losses
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3's H1 revenue up, but earnings down; Vivendi could hang on to Mediaset stake; Brits binge on box sets; Sky launches loyalty program.

IoT Security Raises Concerns for US Senators
Scott Ferguson | 8/3/2017

With the Internet of Things continuing to grow, a group of US senators is looking to get a better handle on the security of connected devices.

DT Lifts Profit Outlook on US, German Growth
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

German incumbent sees continued momentum at T-Mobile US and positive signs in its European markets.

Arris Sees Ruckus Deal Slip to Q4
News Analysis | 8/3/2017

Arris now predicts it will close on its acquisition of Ruckus Wireless in early Q4, but the status of the related Broadcom/Brocade transaction keeps the deal in doubt.

CenturyLink Posts Lackluster Q2
News Analysis | 8/2/2017

Sales and revenues are off, but an increase in high-bandwidth sales to enterprises can offset legacy sales losses.

Usual Suspects Lead US Fiber-Lit Building List
News Analysis | 8/2/2017

AT&T and Verizon are one-two but after that it's all about the mergers to determine who owns the most fiber-lit buildings.

Automation, IP & the New Network Edge
MariNation | 8/2/2017

A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?

Telefónica Warms to ONAP, Sees Merger With OSM as 'Possibility'
News Analysis | 8/2/2017

Spanish operator says it is working on aligning OSM efforts with those of ONAP and acknowledges the latter has a broader remit.

DOCSIS 3.1 Starting to Snowball
News Analysis | 8/2/2017

Tallying up DOCSIS 3.1 deployments across the US.

Apple Defends China VPN Ban
Wagner’s Ring | 8/2/2017

Apple banned unlicensed VPN apps from its Chinese App Store in compliance with local law, as it does in all countries it does business in, CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday.

Structural Issues Facing LPWA in the Utility Sector
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/2/2017

Despite some challenges ahead, the utility sector remains a promising one for LPWA, not least because utilities themselves are seeing the benefits of becoming more digital throughout their operations, and because of the increasing coverage of networks and availability of key enabling components, such as communications modules from a broadening ecosystem.

TV Screen Still Most Valuable for Advertisers
News Analysis | 8/2/2017

Two reports offer insight into advertising effectiveness via broadcast TV and streaming video to specialized OTT devices.

How Cloud Storage Became Cool
Scott Ferguson | 8/2/2017

The latest ECN webinar is all about keeping your data safe in the era of cloud.

Oracle Brings Supply Chain to the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 8/2/2017

Oracle is releasing a massive update to its Cloud Applications suite, including significant additions for supply chain, ERP, human resources and customer experience.

Eurobites: 'White Space' Trial for Rural Wales
News Analysis | 8/2/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SoundCloud close to stakes sale; CityFibre closes Entanet deal; T-Systems lands health insurance gig; Amazon bags ATP tennis rights in UK.

AWS Commands Corner Over Cloud Market
News Analysis | 8/2/2017

Of the leading cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Google – Amazon is over three times the size of its nearest competitor, according to a Synergy Research report.

Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 8/2/2017

Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.

Apple Responds to Trump, Touts 2M US Jobs
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2017

While President Donald Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to build three manufacturing plants in the US, Cook claims Apple has created 2 million jobs.

Apple Stays Coy on iPhone 8 Launch
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

It's slated for Q4, but the actual launch date? Sorry.

Apple Shines in Cloud & Enterprise
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2017

Cloud services revenue hit an all-time record for Apple in quarterly results announced Tuesday, as the company also touted strong enterprise gains.

CenturyLink: Small Biz Still Needs VoIP
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

New service packages would enable 600,000 customers to move off landline phones and save money while accessing many advanced features.

Amzallag Sides With Sedona's End-to-End SDN
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

Vodafone's David Amzallag is carving out a new career helping startups. First stop: Sedona and its multilayer SDN mission.

VoLTE Picks Up in India
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

VoLTE holds plenty of appeal in India as a way of supporting low-cost but high-quality voice services.

Red Hat Acquires Data DeDup Specialist Permabit
Scott Ferguson | 8/1/2017

Red Hat plans to incorporate Permabit's storage compression technology into its Linux platform, as well as hyperconverged and container offerings.

Cox Ready to Cruise Ahead With D3.1
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

Cox plans DOCSIS 3.1 launch before end of year.

Sprint's CEO Expects M&A-Related Announcement 'Soon'
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

CEO Marcello Claure stressed, however, that Sprint has been considering a lot of different options and talking to a lot of potential partners.

Nokia: Software Plan Already Boosting Profitability
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

Nokia's plan to develop a standalone software company shows early signs of promise.

Rackspace Tightens Amazon Embrace
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2017

Rackspace is broadening its professional services and tools for large enterprise cloud migration to AWS.

Healthcare Heads to the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 8/1/2017

Healthcare is embracing cloud computing almost as fast as traditional enterprises. Why this sudden acceptance of technology? ECN went looking for answers.

SD-WAN Supplier Talari Targets Carrier-Leery Enterprises
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

Talari's focus is providing an SD-WAN solution for enterprise customers that want to leverage their investment in legacy equipment and don't necessarily want to work with a service provider for SD-WAN.

Twitter Ramps Up Premium Video Content
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

Twitter announced that it has grown its premium video offering but that monthly users were flat for the second quarter.

Eurobites: Nokia Gives 5G a Shove
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government targets online terrorism; Telsis takes M-net's emergency call; Ofcom consults on ducts and poles; O2 adds WiFi to the London Eye.

S-Net Taps SD-WAN for Cloud Voice & Data
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2017

S-Net is looking to provide low cost and flexibility for its cloud voice and data enterprise customers.

S-Net Deploys Versa's SD-WAN Platform
News Analysis | 8/1/2017

S-Net has already deployed Versa's SD-WAN service to about 15 customers and more than 100 locations.

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