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Eurobites: Fastweb & Wind Tre Join Forces on 5G in Italy
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle begins work on photonic backbone; Openet nabs more Ericsson talent; EU probes Broadcom; Huawei hits the road.
Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.
Telcos: Security Is Not In Your DNA
Column  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos are in denial if they think they are security experts, says outspoken industry analyst Patrick Donegan.
Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
The Philter  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
Acumos AI Project Adds Smarts With Boreas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest release from The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project offers some interesting incremental improvements.
Former Verizon Exec Takes Helm of Ericsson's Edge Gravity
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Kyle Okamoto starts as Edge Gravity's CEO on June 24, taking over a slot previously held by Marcus Bergström.
Crunch Time for the Edge
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Edge computing looks to be an essential piece of the 5G puzzle but it's going to take a long time to slot into place, as MobiledgeX is finding out.
5G Could Usher in New Era of Mobile Cloud
Column  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Telecom operators need to take control of the customer experience to really benefit from 5G.
Tech Specs Groups to US Commerce Dept: 'Give Us Clarity on Huawei'
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Twenty-six technical specs and standards bodies, including the Ethernet Alliance and the Broadband Forum, have written to the US Dept. of Commerce seeking clarity on whether they can still engage with Huawei whilst the 'Entity List' ruling is in place.
How Blockchain Will Be Used in Telecoms
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
At the TechXLR8 event in London, Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks about how blockchain can be used to make, and save, money in the telecoms sector and identifies some of the innovative startups in the sector.
Eurobites: Altice's Drahi Brings Down Hammer on $3.7B Sotheby's Deal
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three begins 5G fixed-wireless broadband trials in London; Nordic systems integrators merge; Spyder Facilities snapped up; UK government homes in on service providers' rip-off ruses; and more.
Huawei Cuts Sales Forecast as US Blacklist Bites
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei's founder says revenues will be lower than previously expected in the short term, due to pressure exerted by the US, but that it will be ready to grow again from 2021.
The Evolution of AI for Telecoms
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
At the AI Summit in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue says the telecom vendor community is getting its story together on the use of artificial intelligence tools and the link to 5G network slicing.
Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  2 comments
The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.
VMware Banks on Data Center Agility With Avi Networks Buy
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware and Avi share multiple customers and they don't expect the combo and subsequent integration to cause much disruption as VMware aims to bring a public cloud experience to the data center.
Would a 5G Delay Really Be So Terrible for CSPs?
Column  | 
6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
A delay to the launch of 5G networks might be just what telcos need.
Dell Technologies Has a New CTO
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Ihab Tarazi has left Packet to become CTO of Networking and Solutions at Dell Technologies.
Telco Staff Face Crisis as Cuts Claim 127K Jobs at Big CSPs Since 2015
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers tracked by Light Reading have cut 7% of jobs since 2015, and reductions look set to continue.
Telstra's Chief Executioner Hones His Axe
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The Australian operator is reportedly slashing 15,000 contractor jobs and 8,000 internal positions as part of its T22 plan to become a more streamlined, 'digital' business.
CenturyLink's No Sweat Approach to AI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/4/2019  |  1 comment
US operator is moving toward a more proactive and predictive operational model as it uses AI tools to extract greater value from its data, but there are hurdles to overcome.
Eurobites: Nokia Exercises Its 5G Bragging Rights
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei launches ad campaign as Trump tightens the UK's security thumbscrews; Scottish QoE specialist Ciqual acquired; Kinnevik divests shareholding in Millicom.
Eurobites: 'Sick' Day for EE as 5G Switch Is Flipped in UK
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telecom Italia claim European data speed record; Brits' online angst; Colt calls on ADVA for Ethernet encryption.
Sigma Systems at Digital Transformation World 2019
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Tim Spencer, CEO of Sigma Systems, discusses what "B2Be Different" entails and the exciting road ahead for the company.
Eurobites: Airtel Africa Hopes for London Listing
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands GPON gig in India; Ericsson supplies 5G to self-driving test track; Swisscom Beems up ad innovation.
China Mobile's Bold AI Plans
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2019  |  1 comment
As it approaches 1 billion subscribers, China Mobile plans to implement artificial intelligence throughout the network and its whole business.
Terabyte Broadband Homes Continue to Climb
The Bauminator  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
OpenVault report finds that consumers in that 'power user' group doubled in Q1 2019, a growth rate that could cause some cable operators and other ISPs to consider upping their monthly data ceilings.
Mentor Spotlight: Glo Gordon Shines a Light on Boardroom Diversity
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Matrixx Software board member Glo Gordon addresses initiatives and legislation that will support more diversity in corporate boardrooms.
Sprint Goes Loco for 'Low Code'
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint is using a 'low code' development platform to streamline business processes, including getting wireline customers online faster.
5G Car Crash Looms for Telecom Industry
Morris Lore  | 
5/16/2019  |  3 comments
Failure to transform their businesses, highlighted at this week's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, is fast catching up with the telcos.
Nice Work If You Can Get It...
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
It's a tough job talking about telco transformation on the French Riviera in May, but someone's got to do it... so what are the big talking points from the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France?
Rakuten Mobile CTO: We're Stronger, Faster & Cheaper Than You
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's Rakuten is building what it says will be the first truly cloud-native mobile network, and its existing operators should be worried.
Nibbles From Nice: Don't Mention the 'T' Word
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
DT's CIO doesn't dig 'transformation,' Enghouse keeps its toes warm and the TM Forum snacks on Danish… plus more from the Riviera.
Nice Turns Nasty as Vendors Face Fire Over Cloud-Native Claims
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2019  |  2 comments
The messages emerging from this week's Digital Transformation World sound depressingly familiar.
Eurobites: Vodafone UK Names the 5G Day
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone cuts dividend following €7.6 billion loss; Openet lands US Tier 1 gig; KPN invests in IoT startup Wirepas.
RFP Process No Longer Fit for Purpose – Report
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Outdated telco IT procurement processes cost industry more than $1 billion per year, according to findings of a report from industry body TM Forum, which asks if it's time to kill the RFP.
At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation
News Analysis  | 
5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.
5G Potential Is All in the Timing
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2019  |  Post a comment
The move to 5G will also disrupt carriers' timing systems as 5G's timing and clock synchronization requirements are much more strict.
Leading Lights Winners On Fire!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
We invited our 2019 Leading Lights awards winners to share their thoughts with the Light Reading video crew. Here's what they had to say:
Leading Lights 2019: The Winners
News Analysis  | 
5/6/2019  |  1 comment
Find out which companies have taken home the 2019 Leading Lights Awards trophies.
MobiTV's Bill Routt: Amazon to Stoke Pay-TV Partnerships With Fire TV
CxO Spotlight  | 
5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis  | 
5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Four companies have made the 2019 shortlist for this coveted award.
CenturyLink's Walker on Why 5G Demands Efficiency at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Bill Walker explains how edge computing can help service providers efficiently manage traffic and meet increasing bandwidth demands in the 5G era.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis  | 
5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis  | 
5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.
Ericsson Pain Is VEON Gain in Q1
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Russia-focused operator pockets a profit-boosting compensation payment from Ericsson and hails a strong operational performance in major markets.
Hansen Acquires Sigma Systems in $117M Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2019  |  2 comments
Australian billing and customer care specialist Hansen Technologies expands international presence with US$117 million deal to acquire Sigma Systems.
Three UK to Cut Two Thirds of Tech Jobs in Digital Makeover
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2019  |  1 comment
The smallest of the UK's mobile operators is set to get even smaller on the staffing side as it automates processes and moves IT systems into the public cloud.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Blockchain for Telecoms Strategy
Shades of Ray  | 
4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt, Filament, Mobileum and Synchronoss Technologies all submitted standout entries for most innovative blockchain for telecoms strategy in this year's Leading Lights contest.
Eurobites: ETSI & Linux Foundation Get Jiggy With IT
News Analysis  | 
4/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange Spain tests Huawei 5G smartphone; KPN's numbers are heading south as it makes its 5G vendor decisions; and competitive device manufacturer Oppo is heading to Europe.
Nokia Suffers 5G Blues in Q1, Stock Slumps
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2019  |  Post a comment
When the CEO and CFO say the quarter was 'weak,' you know it was bad: investors agreed.
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