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Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications Solution
News from Huawei  | 
9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications (CloudEC) solution integrates capabilities, such as HD video, instant messaging, collaborative conference and contact center together, and can be applied in offices, mobile workspace, cross-regional working and other scenarios.
Following Amazon Partnership, VMware Is a Cloud Company Now
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/5/2017  |  3 comments
VMware has shifted its focus from the on-premises data center to the cloud.
Huawei Sees World of Global Cloud Alliances
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  5 comments
Chinese vendor aims to become a major global cloud player through tie-ups with service providers like Germany's Deutsche Telekom.
Slim's Bundle: Telmex Could Offer TV Services Soon
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  3 comments
A new report from the OECD recommends allowing billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil should enter the Mexican pay-TV market as soon as possible.
Las Vegas: Can Sin City Win Smart City Bet?
Scott Ferguson  | 
9/5/2017  |  8 comments
Las Vegas is primed for a technology revolution, says CIO Michael Sherwood. Can Sin City transform itself into a smart city?
Stuck Stacks: How Free Software Gets Expensive
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  3 comments
The problem with free software is that upgrading it can get expensive. Stuck Stack is when OpenStack can cost IT more than it bargained for, but there are simple ways to avoid the trap.
Eurobites: Juniper Lands NFV Gig at Liberty Global
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  Post a comment

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk considers withdrawal from mobile; BICS boosts French backhaul; Ericsson teams up with NexGuard for video watermarking.

The Telecoms.com Podcast
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Scott and Jamie put the band back together with the help of Iain from Light Reading. The overgrown enfants terribles of telecoms pick up where they left off by arguing the toss over net neutrality, Europe's 5G progress and some new gadgetry for IFA. In classic journalistic tradition they end up debating whether any of it actually matters and completely fail to come to a unanimous conclusion on anything.
VeloCloud Takes Aim at Moving Target of SD-WAN Security
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
VeloCloud announced this week the expansion of its SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program to include new members Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, VMware and Forcepoint.
Is the US Ready to Close the Fiber Gap?
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  8 comments
Estimates are high for the amount of money the US needs to invest in fiber infrastructure, but deployments are also trending up.
Ericsson Cranks Out 5G NR Gear in Race for Telco Customers
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  2 comments
Swedish vendor adds FDD products to its growing 5G portfolio several months before new radio specifications are due to be frozen.
Where RJio Innovates, India's Incumbents Follow
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
India's newest operator has permanently changed the rules of the game with a series of attention-grabbing innovations.
Roku Commits to IPO as It Takes on TV Titans
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  4 comments
The video streaming platform developer thinks it can do for the TV business what Google's Android did for smartphones and is finally listing on the public markets to raise expansion funds.
MWC Americas: Gigabit LTE's Debutante Ball
Jonestown  | 
9/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Forget 5G! For early adopters, Gigabit LTE will be coming of age in the US at Mobile World Congress in San Francisco this month.
Cloud Vendors: What to Look for (& What Not to Look for)
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  1 comment
The cloud is changing the way enterprises evaluate the vendors that they work with to bring new technology into the business. Here's how CIOs and IT pros should change the criteria they use to assess partners.
Eurobites: UK's £200M Gigabit Scheme Splutters Into Life
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's state-funded Gigabit broadband pilot locations unveiled; Onecom lands IoT deal with Vodafone; MTN South Africa puts Cat-M1 tech to the IoT test; Emtelle expands into Germany.
SKT Tests Put 4G in Touching Distance of 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  Post a comment
South Korean mobile operator claims to have cut latency on 4G networks to just two milliseconds, raising questions about the need for 5G.
GoT Season Finale Amped HBO Traffic 40% – Telenor
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  Post a comment
HBO's Game of Thrones is particularly popular in the Nordics and is having a significant impact on the Norwegian incumbent's network traffic.
BroadSoft at Heart of TWC Customer Data Blunder
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  1 comment
Details related to more than 4 million Time Warner Cable customer contracts were exposed online and the culprit appears to be unified comms app partner BroadSoft.
DirecTV Now Preps Cloud DVR
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2017  |  3 comments
Late to the game, DirecTV's OTT service will reportedly launch a cloud DVR service that allows subs to record up to 100 hours of content.
VMworld Photos: Lego Las Vegas!
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/1/2017  |  6 comments
Impressive Lego landscapes and virtual reality demos accompanied the cloud and security advances at VMware's annual customer confab.
Deutsche Telekom Unveils Major Content Push
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2017  |  5 comments
The German incumbent announced this morning that it would be adding a slate of exclusive content; several new partners, including Netflix and Fox; and UHD support to its Entertain TV service.
How Kentik Helps Operators Turn Network Data into Sales
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
SaaS-based solution offers network data analysis function to help operators such as GTT identify potential new customers.
Eurobites: We'll Sell DT Stake to Fund Fiber Rollout, Says Germany's FDP
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
In today's regional roundup: Germany's Free Democrat Party (FDP) has some ideas about how to fund the country's digital architecture; Vodafone brings NB-IoT services to Ireland; French competitive operator Iliad keeps growing; Germany's mobilcom-debitel hooks up to iPass; and NTT Communications adds to its European data center empire.
WiCipedia: Uber's Charity Drive & Boys Buck Bro Culture
WiCipedia  | 
9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber crashes towards redemption; preventing boys from becoming bros; Women's Equality Day; and more.
Converging the Access Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/1/2017  |  1 comment
Fiber is making a comeback and converged access infrastructure is helping to push the market collectively towards 5G and other services.
Telco Enterprise Comms Under Threat From Cloud Rivals
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By customizing cloud services and providing a more holistic solution to business customers' needs, traditional telcos can increase their chances of winning in the enterprise market.
Microsoft Researching Storage Based on Biological DNA
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2017  |  4 comments
Microsoft thinks DNA can solve some long-term problems with storage media – assuming access speeds get better than 10MB per week.
Deutsche Telekom Touts Europe's First '5G' Connection
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2017  |  6 comments
German telecom incumbent uses pre-5G technology on a commercial network in a demonstration that hints at future plans.
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