Telecom Italia is set to launch a new premium content channel as well as acquire and produce content in partnership with fellow Vivendi company Canal Plus, according to reports.
Dutch incumbent struggles in business and wholesale markets but is making good progress on cost savings and at its consumer operation.
AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
CFO talks TWC, Capex, FirstNet, 5G and more on wide-ranging Q2 call.
The networking vendor is doing well in quarterly earnings, driven by cloud growth.
Vendor posted third straight quarter of solid growth, but attributes that mostly to cloud vertical.
Could cable-based rivalry and 5G realities force Deutsche Telekom to give up its FTTH resistance?
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is offering cable multiple system operators (MSOs) a leg up in the market, offering solutions other than fiber, such as DOCSIS 3.1; however, it is not without its challenges.
New managed services bundles address enterprise demand for managing traffic over combination of private MPLS services and SD-WANs.
ZoneTV is turning channels into apps and adding on-the-fly personalization.
A Google competition pits machine learning attackers against machine learning defenders to strengthen security.
Cable co-operative announces deal with OTT service Vue, allowing members to distribute Sony PlayStation's skinny bundle.
Microsoft continues to place big bets on AI, and now Redmond is planning on building its own artificial intelligence chip for HoloLens.
This week at Upskill U, Ed Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, will cover the challenges operators face in furthering their goals for NFV while also meeting security requirements.
Indian service providers say government plans for local equipment testing would drive up costs and disrupt business.
Nicole Engelbert, the director of research and analsis for Ovum, will be joining Women in Comms on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 11:00 a.m. EST to talk all things women in tech.
Having made investments in Uber rivals throughout Asia, Japan's SoftBank is now eyeing a stake in the US company.
Google claims its drive to diversify beyond ad revenue is paying off, although its Q2 earnings didn't include specifics about growth in cloud or machine learning.
CTO says mobile operators are uniquely positioned to deliver the distributed cloud computing power next-gen apps will require.
Departing chief executive will get a total payout of €25 million as Telecom Italia promises to continue pursuing his fiber rollout plan.
Widespread deployment of 100G connections in data centers and across networks is driving demand for 400G solutions and funding development of 400G components.
The iPhone vendor will be testing 28GHz and 39Ghz frequencies in California.
Two years after the acquisition of Arbor, NetScout's real-time performance data will help power Arbor's advanced threat detection.
Verizon capped the speeds on video streaming apps last week, and customers weren't happy.
The arrival of 5G services will add to the pressure on backhaul networks. Could the poor availability of low-cost fiber be an opportunity for a small UK microwave player?
Arris is unveiling new set-tops for smaller cable companies that are powered by Tivo and offer access to apps like Netflix and YouTube.
Microsoft is about to release its Azure Stack, which can help enterprises create hybrid clouds. However, the technology is not for everyone.
While DevOps remains a relatively new feature of the enterprise, security is one concept everyone can agree on. Now, many IT leaders are trying to combine the two.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Maroc Telecom's revenues down; ex-Xerox exec to supervise VEON; Nokia reclassifies its financials.
The network must be automated. And Light Reading must write about it.
Cattaneo to step down on July 27, according to reports, after clashing with shareholder Vivendi.
India's disruptive new entrant has launched a low-cost 4G phone that could further shake up the sector.
Rogers reports strong Q2 earnings and further details on its launch of the Comcast X1 video platform.
The International Trade Commission has ruled that a ban against Arista's networking switches will stay in place for now.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia's MTS downgraded; Net Insight Q2 sales down by nearly a third year-on-year; Deutsche Telekom joins ONF.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall says BBC must respond to younger viewers consuming content in different ways in the British public broadcaster's annual report.
Amazon Web Services is reportedly considering using Google-backed Kubernetes for container orchestration management, although no firm decision has been made yet.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech make a timely departure; Smartphones put safety first; Silicon Prairie makes a statement; and more.
UK mobile operator reports modest growth in service revenues but is under pressure from Brexit at home and aggressive competition in India.
The issue of interconnection fees has become the latest battleground between Airtel and RJio.
Status and next steps on spectrum policy for Gigabit LTE and 5G in the US and beyond.
Robust cloud growth, especially within Azure, helps Microsoft close out its fiscal 2017 on a high note.
The FCC has clarified that it won't override the authority of cities and states when it comes to new guidelines for telecom pole attachments and other broadband deployment issues.
Consulting firm will build 'inclusion councils' with white men in the mix instead of employee resource groups for women and minorities alone.
Google is planning to use the same congestion control algorithm it uses with search and YouTube to give the company's cloud platform a speed boost.
ADVA's share price takes a 15% hit following an earnings report that cited 'turbulent times' and a 'subdued' sales outlook but there won't be any job cuts, the CEO says.
Chipmaker's sales and earnings headed south because of disputes with Apple and other parties.
Challenging the dominance of coherent detection, direct detection modulation has re-emerged as an economically viable option in metro data center interconnection (DCI).
Ten operators affiliated with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) launched Apple's single sign-on facility within their TV Everywhere apps.
It's cities versus states in the latest battle over small cell deployments.
The once secretive Apple is now publishing its machine learning research on a new website.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HMD Global CEO steps down; ADVA numbers down in Q2; UK win for ADTRAN; EE's 4G cliffhanger.
Swedish operator blames fiber rollout difficulties for a decision to cut about 3% of the total workforce.
For its Q2, T-Mobile beats the Street by a country mile.
Corning gets into the enterprise small cell biz with SpiderCloud buy.
'We're all in.' AT&T puts a marker in the sand for future mobile edge network development.
The recent market entry of RJio is putting other operators under pressure to make investments in new software and virtualization technologies.
Domestic and international operators' demand for software-defined networks drove Adtran to another successful quarter.
Chinese equipment supplier has recovered strongly from its clash with US authorities.
Juniper has picked Google's Bikash Koley to replace the company's co-founder Pradeep Sindhu, who stepped down at CTO earlier this year.
Latest edition of the media agency's annual Online Video Forecast finds that mobile video will power the next growth spurt in online video consumption.
Towers company doubles its fiber footprint with latest takeover as it looks to provide backhaul capabilities for its small cell platform.
Additional updates to the Oracle Cloud at Customer look to bring the company's hybrid cloud offerings into customer's data centers.
Forum engages with SD-WAN vendors in working to standardize SD-WAN managed services and enable interoperability and automation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's chief strategy officer departs; Telekom Austria, Tele2 enjoy positive Q2 numbers; MTS and Ericsson test Licensed Assisted Access.
Veritas is introducing a suite of services for data management, backup, compliance and more, across the cloud and on premises.
Opening up network interfaces is a critical step on the road to automation, AT&T's Chris Rice tells Light Reading sister site UBB2020.
Merging players have been forced to give regulatory authorities more time to review their deal amid concern about the impact the move could have on competition.
Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
As the first CIO of Nutanix, Wendy Pfeiffer has many roles to play at the company. Here's how she finds a balance at the up-and-coming cloud vendor.
Lambasted for earlier failings at its customer services operation, Vodafone hopes investments in artificial intelligence and digitalization will make it a frontrunner.
IBM continues to grow its cloud business, but these investments could not stop Big Blue's revenue decline in the second quarter of 2017.
Bikash Koley, who built Google's network and led the OpenConfig initiative, is coming to Juniper to fill Pradeep Sindhu's shoes.
AI will be baked into every software product and service by 2020, but vendors jumping the gun to cash in the hype today are creating market confusion, Gartner says.
Vendor bringing VNF Design Studio to service provider market promising more flexible, app-centric and automated SD-WAN services.
The search giant maintains that it has no wage disparity between its male and female employees, but a judge is asking for contact info for 8,000 employees to prove it.
Rackspace is teaming up with Pivotal to reach developers who are creating cloud-native applications.
From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach probes FTTP demand; Exatel trials Rapid 5G; Oracle's cloud push creates 1,000 EMEA jobs.
In the era of cloud, it's more than eating your own dog food. For Wendy Pfeiffer, the CIO of Nutanix, the challenges of running the infrastructure of a cloud provider requires a more elegant approach.
While commodity servers are great for scaling out, they don't scale up. TidalScale is looking to fix that.
Liberty Global announces the launch of a global television production and distribution studio, Platform One Media, along with private equity firm TPG Growth.
Netflix blew past subscriber forecasts with 5.2 million new customers in the second quarter.
Swedish vendor accelerates cost-cutting activities and says conditions will be worse than previously feared as its operating margin turns negative.
Cisco's licensed spectrum small cell business is saying bye-bye in July.
Heavy Reading survey shows significant and immediate ROI available for those selling cloud-based DDoS mitigation services.
The boss of Ericsson's European business says operators will not ramp up spending on networks unless they can make a success of opportunities outside the mobile broadband market.
Has AT&T over-extended itself in the video business?
What a deal with one of England's biggest soccer clubs says about the Swedish vendor's 5G and enterprise ambitions.
Warning: pork contains pork.
Now that Cisco is jumping into intent-based networking, IT leaders need to understand the technology to take advantage of it. Here's a primer.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor shows steady growth in Q2; MTS parent runs into technical default on credit facility; problems at Vodafone Qatar.
Will social media platforms be the next big disruptor of the pay-TV industry? Could be, but pay-TV providers have ways to respond to this and other threats.
IBM's new z14 mainframe emphasizes cloud and encryption.
Masayoshi Son, John Malone and Warren Buffett walk into a bar...
Trial defines the interface for OLT-to-ONT, and specifically addresses optical network termination management and provisioning.
Bloomberg reports company will be run as two separate divisions with networks in Dallas under Donovan and media in California under Stankey.
This would be the second time Roku has considered filing for an initial public offering.
Germany's biggest operator warns government that regulation of new infrastructure could hinder investment just days after authorities say they expect telcos to increase fiber investments for 5G purposes.
Facebook IQ analyzed findings from an eye-tracking study on how and why TV viewers use smartphones, and suggests that advertisers would benefit from synchronizing Facebook content with TV commercials.
T-Mobile CTO says the operator will light up narrowband LTE tech for Internet of Things applications this year.
Gartner and IDC released separate reports that show IT spending increasing in the second half of 2017. Cloud is one of the main drivers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes German ISP; Telia flags up profit warning; Ericsson in distribution deal with QYOU; Dixons Carphone hangs up on Spain.
This week in our WiC roundup: Scantily clad robots and Ashton Kutcher make headlines; Say bye-bye to White House science; Will Gen Z close the gap?; and more.
In China, consumers can now place a Kentucky Fried Phonecall.
The NFV startup wants to replace 'blunt instrument' slicing with automation software.
Big US telco will launch beta tests of new cloud-based platform with DirecTV Now customers this summer, with plans to extend platform to all consumer video services over time.
Sidewalk Labs has grand designs for connecting smart cities with next-generation communications networks.
While Watson is an early and mature AI platform, it's facing increased competition and challenges, according to a note from Jefferies.
BT's mobile subsidiary says it will expand its retail footprint by a sixth through a tie-up with supermarket chain Sainsbury's.
Cisco is adding an additional layer of intelligence to the network with its acquisition of Observable Networks, which specializes in security.
European cable operator is said to be planning the launch of its own online banking service early next year in a move that will unsettle Orange.
A 'hefty services component,' competition for AI talent and slender returns on investment are obstacles for IBM's AI initiatives, according to a note from Jefferies.
Live TV viewing continues to drop, but still accounts for vast majority of video viewing time.
The Microsoft Research AI lab looks to tackle some of the bigger problems with artificial intelligence that Google is already working on.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach tests 25G/100G symmetric PON prototype with Huawei; Deutsche Telekom enters network-sharing agreement with EWE; Colt teams up with Equinix.
A new 5G strategy plan from Germany's government warns that massive investments will be needed to support 5G and urges telcos to step up to the challenge.
IBM is looking to Watson to help enterprises streamline IT operations.
India's biggest service provider has already spent heavily on network transformation. Now it's tackling the customer experience.
Net neutrality summer in the city.
It's not the dodgy Italian job that worries some shareholders, but the state of BT's phone boxes.
South Korean telco has taken the wraps off a new MANO platform, but will it reduce complexity or add to it?
Microsoft wants to re-use old UHF spectrum to deliver rural broadband.
If you say the words bubble gum over and over, they lose all meaning. So it goes with net neutrality.
Orange is grouping together various content subsidiaries and will spend €100 million on new series, but it remains wary of making bigger content commitments.
Startups will get access to Google funding and expertise for building AI.
A new report in the Wall Street Journal says that Apple is losing video market share while Netflix, Amazon and pay-TV providers like Comcast make gains.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon and VEON call time on retail joint venture; all change at TM Forum; Swisscom frozen out of ice hockey action.
Salesforce is updating its Field Service Lightning offering with its Einstein AI technology to help better track and monitor technicians and other assets in the field throughout the day.
IBM leads the $15 million funding round and is planning more collaboration with partner Lightbend, which developed the Scala programming language for AI apps.
Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
Kubernetes-based Google Container Engine is adding security, scalability, extensibility and hybrid networking features for enterprise and developer appeal.
Virtuapedia and Testapedia are outstanding replacements for CI in the communications industry.
Xeon Scalable does it all, Intel claims: AI, NFV, HPC, blockchain...
The UK-based startup, which has tripled its growth in the US in the past year and doubled its headcount to 500, is now valued at $825 million.
Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
Assurance and testing specialist Teoco adds to its mobile device test services business, and bolsters its IoT strategy, by acquiring part of partner Cetecom.
New management tools for the Unified Computing System server are designed to let users get a better handle on projected cloud costs.
Red Hat continues to move its developer tools toward containers, including Kubernetes, with a new release of its OpenShift Online platform.
New software platform targeted at manufacturing verticals embeds machine learning at the network edge to make it quick and easy for anyone to understand data.
AT&T kept getting asked if NetBond included Oracle. Not any more.
The companies create a strategic partnership that will bring Telia Carrier's network to every EdgeConneX site.
Buoyant builds the open source Linkerd project, providing an infrastructure for communications between cloud-native applications.
UK communications regulator Ofcom recently released its annual public broadcasting research report, detailing changes in viewing behaviors among different age groups.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange told to play nice on FTTH rollout; Ericsson goes large on 'massive IoT'; Centile heads for UK; Google tools up for legal fight with EU.
The acquisition enhances HyTrust's cloud security portfolio, adding data visibility to the vendor's existing virtual machine capabilities.
Telecom giant's $200M VC investment tied to solutions that run on top of ONAP because it's convinced that's the biggest global market.
Midsize US MSO seeks to expand its footprint along the Atlantic coast by striking $1.4 billion deal to buy MetroCast, a smaller cableco with 236,000 customers in five states.
Designed-for-purpose, private LTE systems are emerging as the preferred wireless platform for enterprises with production-critical automation and mobility needs.
Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID.
With help from Lenovo, HPE and Dell EMC, Microsoft is moving its Azure Stack to availability.
Using a revised gigabit roadmap, Cox plans to reach 99% of its subscribers with gigabit broadband by the end of 2019.
Joint venture between Teleste and Antronix will bring a major European cable vendor to North America to pitch Remote PHY, Fiber Deep and related products to US and Canadian MSOs.
The 'cloudification' phase ain't no walk in the park.
CIOs are always worried about hiring the right talent. However, there are plenty of talented employees already on staff. It's only a matter of spotting them.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cattaneo considers his options; Etisalat doubles down on IoT; BT and KPMG on cybersecurity.
HPE is using its Cloud28 channel program to expand its reach into the cloud, and is now partnering with Microsoft to increase the use of the software giant's Azure Stack platform.
Some technologies are getting ridiculous praise, and others don't get enough love. Find out which are which in Enterprise Cloud News' latest special report.
Kirill Tatarinov lasted 18 months, but he's now out, with David Henshall becoming Citrix's fourth CEO in two years.
Longtime Microsoft vet Kurt DelBene is taking the reins from Jim DuBois, following the layoff of thousands of salespeople as part of Microsoft's cloud strategy.
Gigabit LTE is a must-have, not a gimmick, for operators around the globe.
There are rumors of yet another mega merger in India's telecom market as consolidation continues to sweep the industry.
Qualcomm pushing on with 3.5GHz tests, ahead of anticipated CBRS-compatible phones.
Verizon revisits an old FCC proposed rulemaking on how to define (and regulate) online video distributors.
The Mississippi-based operator has launched its new streaming video service designed to target multi-screen usage.
Cisco's vision of fully automated networks is a necessary step, but it's a bold one, and the vendor may have a tough time bringing customers along.
The best email we've ever gotten at Enterprise Cloud News.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: darkening skies at SoundCloud; BT extends dynamic ad insertion deal; Germany reels from latest cyber attack.
What organizations can expect when becoming GDPR compliant and how they can effectively navigate it.
This week in our WiC roundup: Apologies don't create change but action does; women in virtual reality speak out; how media affects girls' career choices; and more.
South Korean manufacturer could soon overtake Intel as world's biggest chip company and generate more profits than Apple.
US chipmaker accuses Apple of infringing six patents and wants US authorities to ban imports of some iPhones.
Company commits up to $200M to fund startups tackling the toughest challenges to advance global service provider transformation.
Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.
Israeli semiconductor vendor is hoping to grab market share from archrival Broadcom with the launch of a next-generation chip for Ethernet switches.
Cisco wins this round: Arista has stopped importing switches to the US for now.
Arqiva telecom boss reckons 5G has a big role to play in London's most densely populated communities as an alternative to fixed-line broadband.
The company is reportedly chopping 3,000 heads in sales, mostly in Europe, as cloud takes up more of its business.
Arista's years-long fight with Cisco over patent infringement took another turn this week as the company announced it would not import some of switching products into the US to comply with an ITC ruling.
Logistics, logistics, logistics. That's the watchword behind a new rumor that Amazon is discussing a potential partnership deal with Dish Network.
With Vodafone's head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, now departed, who's in charge of the operator's Ocean virtualization strategy? An import from Netcracker, Light Reading believes…
He's secretly figured out how to do his full-time, 40-hour job in one to two hours per week, and wants to know if he's cheating his employer.
Intel is reportedly cutting about 140 IoT jobs after canceling several projects earlier this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI issues APIs for MEC (got that?); KPN strikes SIM deal with Tencent; UK mobile operators target the data-bingers; data mining, Estonia-style.
How many more women have to come forward and public apologies issued before we can just agree that now is the time to stop being creepy and start being decent human beings?
I want my GoT! (The modern-day version of I want my MTV!)
Deutsche Telekom's pan-net transformation is slowly moving ahead, even if it still has a long way to go.
A quick trip in the Wilson way-back machine shows telecom operators have been at this a long time, maybe too long?
With US Ignite and the NSF, Cox is helping fund technologies in Phoenix and San Diego.
Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
Open source is appealing but it's a lot of work.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia in antitrust probe over broadband rollout; Nokia swaps patents with Xiaomi; Telia Estonia says goodbye to PSTN through the medium of cake.
Stepan Pachikov sees the cloud note-taking app he created as a step in the direction of uploading all our memories to AI.
By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
Fiber operator unveils plans for a sale of shares and says it will use funds to build FTTH networks in up to ten UK cities.
The mobile towers company has bought a 28GHz license covering London that could support the rollout of 5G-based fixed wireless access services.
A new study from 451 Research finds that serverless computing can save enterprises more money than virtual machines and containers.
Fun idea, but two Wall Street analysts are savaging it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opts for Cisco kit in metro upgrade; Net Insight disappoints in Q2; Paris Court of Appeal backs regulator in Free-Orange costs dispute.
Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
A Microsoft reorg puts intensified priority on cloud computing and artificial intelligence, according to a report.
ADVA's CEO Brian Protiva believes the acquisition of fellow optical and carrier Ethernet vendor MRV can deliver key Tier 1 accounts, upsell opportunities and immediate bottom-line gains.
With a 'pivot' to XGS-PON comes a much broader look at how access itself can be virtualized for multivendor interoperability and flexibility.
Avi lands a formal reseller deal with Cisco, giving the startup's virtual ADCs a shot at a larger audience.
GlaxoSmithKline recently signed a deal with AI startup Exscientia to see if artificial intelligence can make drug discovery more efficient.
Optical giant ADVA aims to gather more customers outside Europe.
Tie-up between telco and pay-TV giant would be able to provide quad-play services to Argentinian subscribers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IPO for Poland's Play; Keymile sells networks unit to ABB; MTS appoints new CMO.
The pace of subscriber growth at India's newest service provider has slowed down sharply.
Mirko Voltolini, VP of technology and architecture at Colt, talks about how SDN and NFV have impacted network operations and service development.
Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.
AT&T Labs Director DeDe Paul combines a knack for mathematics with people skills to help the carrier make business use of its piles and piles of network and customer data.
The virtual ADC vendor gets an official reseller deal with Cisco's NFV platform while also riding alongside the Tetration and ACI systems.
Shortfall at UK cable operator could have ramifications for parent company Liberty Global.