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ARM Champions Fog, Not Just Edge Computing, for 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2017  |  1 comment
UK chipmaker believes the distributed cloud, or fog, model will address 5G requirements in a way that edge computing alone cannot.
Ovum's Rehak on IoT Business Cases
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9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 9/26/2017 – At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.
SAP Looks to Tame Customers With Gigya Acquisition
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/26/2017  |  1 comment
With its Gigya acquisition, SAP hopes to be able to provide enterprises with a unified view of the customer.
European Online Video Ad Spend Up 21%
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2017  |  2 comments
A new report from RTL Group ad network Ad Connect estimates that spending on online video advertising is growing rapidly, but is still a small part of total video advertising.
SAP Launches Data Hub: Leave Your Data Where It Is, Centralize Management
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The SAP Data Hub allows enterprises to extract value from data in the cloud, on premises, or wherever it resides.
IBM's Integrated Analytics System Taps Into Machine Learning
Scott Ferguson  | 
9/26/2017  |  1 comment
IBM's Integrated Analytics System uses the company's Data Science Experience, Apache Spark and gives data scientists access to machine learning.
The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
Shades of Ray  | 
9/26/2017  |  1 comment
Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.
Eurobites: BT Climbs Aboard the SD-WAN Bandwagon
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM hovers over Imagination deal; Sparkle banks on SMS growth; Ericsson teams up with Intel on 5G.
US, Europe to Spend $272B on Edge Computing by 2026 – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2017  |  3 comments
Spending on edge computing will exceed that on 5G across Europe and the US between now and 2026.
MTS Marketing Boss Eyes $760M in Annual Software Sales
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The chief marketing officer of Russia's MTS reckons 10% of future revenues could come from software.
Digital Transformation: It's a People Thing
Shades of Ray  | 
9/25/2017  |  1 comment
HONG KONG, 9/25/2017 – Digital and operations transformation is much more a people challenge than a technology challenge, according to the many service provider executives who shared their experiences at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
Microsoft's Quantum Computing Efforts Come into Focus
Scott Ferguson  | 
9/25/2017  |  9 comments
At Ignite, CEO Satya Nadella and a team of researchers gave insights into the company's development of quantum computing.
Trump Commits $200M to Improving STEM in Schools
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  1 comment
Daughter Ivanka is leading initiative to give $200 million in annual grant funding to expand STEM and computer science education in schools 'with diversity in mind.'
Edging Closer: ETSI & OpenFog Team on Edge Computing APIs
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Having flirted for some time, the distributed cloud industry groups have agreed to coordinate on the APIs that will connect computing assets at the edge of the wide area network to the applications that need those distributed resources.
Can Fixed Wireless Fix Rural Broadband?
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  28 comments
There are true believers who think it can.
Microsoft Serving a Slice of AI With Everything at Ignite
Scott Ferguson  | 
9/25/2017  |  4 comments
When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at Ignite this week, the emphasis will be on artificial intelligence.
Microsoft Azure Stack, SQL Server 2017 Emphasize Hybrid Cloud
Scott Ferguson  | 
9/25/2017  |  1 comment
At the start of Ignite, Microsoft is planning to emphasize its role in building out hybrid clouds with the release of Azure Stack, SQL Server 2017 and other offerings.
SAP on New Telco Revenue Streams
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/25/2017  |  1 comment
LONDON, 9/25/2017 – At Ovum's recent Digital Futures event in London, Stephan Gatien, general manager for telecommunications business at SAP, discusses some of the prime focus areas for telecom operators that are driving new revenues 'beyond connectivity.'
Cisco & Partners See Blockchain Opportunities in IoT
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/25/2017  |  1 comment
Blockchain will provide the lightweight security, interoperability and other services needed for Internet of Things applications, the companies say.
Eurobites: Imagination Cashes In Its Chips With Canyon Bridge for £550M
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor plans Trondheim IoT lab; cooperation at the mobile edge; Nokia ups its mission-critical LTE game.
Laying the Tech Foundation for Digital Transformation
Column  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers should follow four basic steps to carry out the digital transformation process
Whoops! Apple's New iPhone Software Breaks Office 365
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/22/2017  |  30 comments
The Mail app on iOS 11 is incompatible with Office 365, as well as Exchange Server 2016 and Outlook.com.
Juniper's AppFormix Aims to Automate via Intent-Based Networking
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Through AppFormix, Juniper joins the ranks of vendors addressing network automation via intent-based networking.
Why Amazon May Be Cable's Biggest Threat
MariNation  | 
9/22/2017  |  14 comments
It's not just because Amazon has a lot of cash.
MongoDB Files for IPO
Scott Ferguson  | 
9/22/2017  |  1 comment
Database developer MongoDB is ready to the test the stock market with an IPO.
Pics: Berzerkeley Bots & Grounded Clouds at MWCA
Slide Shows  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas drew 21,000 attendees, focused on strategies for 5G, and showcased the latest innovations around IoT, smart cities, connected cars and more.
The Importance of BBU Emulation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Whether building out distributed RANs or new centralized RANs, BBU emulation is a critical step of the process to help mobile operators avoid lengthy and costly delays.
Eurobites: Telia Coughs Up $965M to Exit Uzbek Nightmare
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU prepares for taxation clampdown on digital giants; EE offers Enhanced HD Voice; DT bets on Hybrid Brain.
Uber Crashes Into UK Regulators, Loses London License
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Ride-hailing app developer is stripped of its operating license in London.
Manifold Launches With $15M Funding for Multi-Cloud Developer Services
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/22/2017  |  1 comment
For developers, buying everything from one big cloud can be like shopping at Walmart. Manifold is looking to allow developers to have one-stop convenience with the artisanal 'locavore' experience.
Disney Gets Green Light on BAMTech Buy
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Disney's purchase of a majority stake in BAMTech has been approved ahead of schedule.
Cisco Intersight Aims to Tame Data Center Management 'Monster'
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/22/2017  |  5 comments
Intersight is a subscription-based management and automation cloud for Cisco's Unified Computing System data center servers and HyperFlex hyperconverged storage.
Is HPE Planning to Cut 5,000 Jobs?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/22/2017  |  8 comments
HPE will swing the axe for 5,000 heads, or 10% of its workforce, by year's end, if Bloomberg is right.
Penn Paints Portrait of Telstra Transformation
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Telstra's CEO is bringing all of his skills to bear in guiding the Australian telco through its digital transformation.
WiCipedia: Endangered Species, 'the Pao Effect' & Bad Actors
WiCipedia  | 
9/22/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.
2017 Storms May Mean Network Rethink
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  1 comment
Data center operator says cables and landing stations aren't impacted but where the traffic goes next might be.
Google Buys HTC's Pixel Team for $1.1B
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  2 comments
Google is buying the team that designed its branded high-end smartphone for $1.1 billion cash.
How Cisco Works With UK Startups
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 9/21/2017 – At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
'GIGAWorld' Innovation to Unlock Trillions in Annual Revenue
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
New research from Liberty Global and consultancy Arthur D. Little claims that gigabit broadband connections will create trillions in economic value through new services.
LTE-A the Key to Sprint's Path to 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
During Light Reading's MWC Americas breakfast event, speakers from Sprint, AT&T and elsewhere examined how the evolution of LTE-Advanced Pro and Gigabit LTE will prepare the ground for commercial 5G services.
A Glitch in Time? Apple Admits to Watch Connectivity Problem
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Apple cops to LTE problem on new Series 3 watch.
Cloud Migration: Never Easy
Scott Ferguson  | 
9/21/2017  |  12 comments
Whether it's moving infrastructure or workloads over to the cloud, the migration is never easy. However, a pair of studies show that enterprises are forging ahead.
DT Trumpets Automation Savings Worth '800 Employees'
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  1 comment
German telco has been using robotic process automation to reduce the need for human intervention and cut costs.
Calix Moves Lawful Intercept Into Access Network
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
New capability in its AXOS Subcriber Management module eliminates the need for routers elsewhere in the network.
Dell EMC: $1B Air Force Cloud Project Is Just the Beginning
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/21/2017  |  5 comments
Today public cloud, tomorrow hybrid cloud? Dell EMC provides some detail on the Air Force's big cloud move.
Cloud Skills Shortage Costs Enterprises Millions
Scott Ferguson  | 
9/21/2017  |  4 comments
A report by the London School of Economics and Rackspace finds that a lack of cloud skills is costing enterprises more than $250 million in missed revenue.
Eurobites: Orange Seeks Boost From IoT Modules
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Hitachi on industrial IoT; Deutsche Telekom touts SD-WAN offering; Swisscom puts its faith in blockchain.
The Clock Ticks for Gfast in Europe
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A regulatory obsession with fiber bodes ill for the makers of Gfast equipment in Europe.
Could 5G Have Found Its Glass Ceiling?
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2017  |  15 comments
High-band 5G signals can be blocked by the energy- and light-efficient windows used in modern building, Light Reading hears.
US Air Force Awards $1B Cloud Contract
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/20/2017  |  2 comments
Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft recruited for five-year IT transformation for up to 776,000 users.
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