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Comcast's Industrial IoT Platform Has Global Potential
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
'We're effectively IoT over the top,' machineQ exec says.
Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
The Acumos AI Project Is On Track but Lacking 'Apps'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.
Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
VMs, Containers & the Lumpy Cloud Evolution
Column  | 
11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operators will each take their own unique journey to becoming more cloud-native. This heterogeneous, 'lumpy' universe will be with us for quite a while.
CenturyLink's Dugan: On-Demand Services Critical to Telco's Future
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is moving to 'as-a-service' model to support enterprise use of multiple cloud platforms, says Andrew Dugan, who is now the carrier's CTO.
Spectrum: SD-WAN Is Coming Soon, but It's Complicated
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Satya Parimi of Spectrum Enterprise, says managed SD-WAN services are coming shortly following trials that revealed the complexity of deploying this new service.
Emboldened Ericsson Lifts Sales Target
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor raises sales targets in expectation of market share gains, improved conditions in the networks industry and a push into non-telecom sectors.
The Cloud Sets Clear Vision for Vodafone's TV Strategy
News Analysis  | 
11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Nuno Sanches says focus on a cloud-powered, OTT-centric approach to pay-TV bridges Vodafone's disparate fixed networks in Europe and establishes the foundation for a scalable, feature-rich service.
What's Hot in Software-Defined Operations?
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw highlights the key debate topics from the Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network event in London, including the data analytics challenge in a 5G world and how service assurance appears to still be an afterthought in virtualization strategies.
BT's McRae: Vendors Need to Support Automation or They're Out
News Analysis  | 
11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendors that want to get their technology deployed in BT's network will need to prove to the operator's chief architect that they can support his automation plans, he tells the Light Reading event audience.
How Red Hat Could Give IBM's Telco Strategy a New Lease of Life
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2018  |  1 comment
With telco cloud and open source developments playing a key role in network operator strategies, Red Hat's acquisition could bolster IBM's opportunities with communications service provider customers.
How CSPs Can Thrive in the 'Digital Darwinism' Era
Column  | 
11/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Why CSPs should adopt an omni-channel approach to improve the customer experience and regain their competitive advantage
Spectrum, Telus Team on Dynamic Services PoC
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks
MEF18 Day One: SD-WAN Reality Sinks In
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is taking off but provisioning complexity remains a challenge, and one that MEF is helping to address.
Nokia Builds Apps for Optical Network Monetization
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor's new WaveSuite applications are designed to help network operators make more money from their optical assets.
Mobileum Snaps Up Mobile Security Specialist
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Roaming solutions specialist Mobileum has acquired hosted signalling firewall vendor Evolved Intelligence, a move that begs a number of questions says seasoned industry analyst.
Orchestrator Startup Inmanta Raises Funding, Bolsters Team
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Startup boasts some impressive results from a proof of concept with a Belgian operator and remains confident about landing commercial deals.
Deal Puts California's Tough Net Neutrality Law on Hold
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
If state court approves it, the temporary delay would take effect while a Washington, DC, district court reviews a case centered on the FCC's 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom order.
China's ZTE Expects $1B Loss This Year After US Sanctions
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor blames a downbeat full-year forecast on the impact of US sanctions, which have this year included a $1 billion fine and temporary ban on its purchase of US components.
Nokia Warns of Job Cuts in €700M Shake-Up
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest restructuring plan comes as the Finnish equipment vendor reports an improvement in margins at its networks business for the recent third quarter.
Colt Automates Network Service Delivery With On Demand Portal
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Colt's Mirko Voltolini explains where the operator has seen success with its On Demand service platform, but also addresses why the traditional service delivery model still has staying power.
Open Source Opening New Doors for RDK
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Discussions leading software stack for set-tops and gateways to new regions and service providers that fall outside the cable fold.
Have We Reached Peak Ericsson?
Morris Lore  | 
10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson looks in better shape than it has been for years, but the good times might not last.
Cable Seeks the Right Business Case for Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Operators are kicking the tires on NFV, but won't make heavy investments unless new technologies and approaches can help MSOs broaden their economic horizons.
Ericsson CTO Talks 5G, Edge Computing & Machine Learning
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/23/2018  |  2 comments
Ericsson's Group CTO Erik Ekudden discusses 5G partnerships, the growing importance of edge computing and the use of machine learning (ML) tools.
Is Virtualization a DIY Deal for Telcos?
Rewired  | 
10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Many larger network operators are bringing software development in-house, developing their own orchestrators and other tools, and using more open source to get the results they want, without vendor dependence.
BT's McRae on Operator-Led Innovation, Telemetry & Curiosity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
The BT executive shares his views on NFV, automation, in-house development, what he wants from his team and more.
Zen & the Art of OSS/BSS Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/19/2018  |  2 comments
Zen Internet, an alternative ISP in the UK, has ambitious growth plans and is looking to a refresh of its back office software, including the introduction of SDN capabilities, to help achieve its goals.
Comcast Wraps Up DOCSIS 3.1 Rollout
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2018  |  2 comments
Comcast says speed is still key, but emphasis is shifting to whole-home connectivity, control and the broader consumer experience.
CSPs Still Puzzling Over NFV Business Case
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.
Eurobites: Kirkby Signs Off on a High at Tele2
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem socked by Boxer under-performance; Samsung buys Spanish AI startup; KPN invests in CUJO; Colt tunes in to blockchain for LSO Sonata.
Ericsson Corruption Scandal Sullies Strong Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2018  |  3 comments
Revelations about a corruption scandal that could land Ericsson with a hefty fine overshadowed the Swedish vendor's return to quarterly net profits for the first time since 2016.
A Deep Dive Into CenturyLink's Operations Transformation & Roadmap
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
For CenturyLink, transformation is about enhancing its business in terms of effectiveness, cost efficiency and customer experience. So how is it trying to achieve that?
Open Source MANO Needs a Reality Check
Shades of Ray  | 
10/16/2018  |  3 comments
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
Is Open Source the Right Approach for NFV Orchestration?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
Colt Ready for Major NFV Push
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
After years of developments and incremental advances, Colt is set for a major three-stage telco cloud deployment that will be a big step in its migration from a legacy hardware architecture to virtualized functions.
How to Prevent Your Data Lake From Turning Into a Swamp
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Collecting large volumes of data is one thing. Making sense of it is another.
PCCW's Hughes: Carriers Shouldn't Cling to the 'Standards Snuggie'
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations.
NFV Struggles With Its Six-Year Itch
Morris Lore  | 
10/10/2018  |  4 comments
Anyone attending this year's SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague could be forgiven for thinking it was a re-run of last year's show.
Netcracker Launches Telco Cloud-as-a-Service
News Analysis  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor offers an enterprise services software stack that can run on any cloud platform and already has Mexico's Telefónica Movistar as a reference customer.
Telia Carrier Vies to Be Prime Cloud Connector
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.
CenturyLink: NFV Meeting (Modest) Expectations
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.
Open APIs: The Key to the Platform Business Model
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers (CSPs) are working towards more open architectures as they develop their next-generation networks.
Chinese Hardware Hack Threatens US Tech Supply Chain – Bloomberg
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2018  |  2 comments
Thirty companies, including Amazon and Apple, and the US government are threatened in the attack, according to a bombshell investigative report from Bloomberg.
Spirent CEO: Engineers Are Human, Too
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/4/2018  |  1 comment
In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.
Eurobites: Beeline & Huawei Demo 5G's Potential With Russian Holocall
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends telematics deal; Telia goes smart metering; Ireland guns for Facebook.
Orange's Yves Bellego on Automation, Virtualization Progress
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
Broadband Providers Attack California Net Neutrality Law
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2018  |  3 comments
USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA band together to file suit challenging California's tough net neutrality law.
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