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Haivision snaps up P2P video tech startup Teltoo
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

Haivision says Teltoo, a Spain-based company with ties to the cable industry, will help continue its expansion into the video delivery product marketplace.

Eurobites: Loon's balloons go up over Kenya
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad founder worried over 5G scare stories; Sunrise chooses Comarch for IoT expansion; Proximus parts merge.

Promptlink tries to rise above the cable network noise
CxO Spotlight | 7/7/2020

New AI-assisted tool is helping cable operators identify and pinpoint the source of upstream network noise during a pandemic that has caused peak usage to surge, CEO says.

Vodafone's cloud-native journey: A mix of old school and new
The Wizard of Roz | 7/3/2020

The Cloud Native World program last week offered evidence of progressive telco thinking and the same old barriers to faster adoption of cloud-native architectures.

Pandemic spotlights need for simplified and automated self-service tools – study
News Analysis | 7/3/2020

More than half of consumers can't fix their own technical issues, a number that surges to 73% among those who don't consider themselves tech-savvy, Sweepr finds in survey of 600+ people in the US and UK.

Eurobites: UK hints at Huawei volte-face
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom throws more cash at gaming; Three UK targets enterprise with Amdocs; EU adopts small cell rules.

Openet expands BT mobile BSS deal to include EE
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

Ireland-based BSS provider to implement real-time charging services for EE's mobile operations.

Modernizing China Unicom network operations with TianShu
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/1/2020

TianShu enables stronger collaboration between marketing, sales, planning, network planning, procurement, network construction and ongoing operations.

Synacor and Qumu call off the marriage
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Before scuttling the merger, the companies foresaw an opportunity to take a bigger run at the enterprise services market.

Eurobites: UK government faces fresh lawmakers' mutiny over Huawei
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's aboard the 5G train; Lebara chooses Openet for charging; BT fast-tracks ethnic minority employees.

Security a key part of Nokia's new Digital Operations Center for 5G
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

Nokia's new Digital Operations Center supports network slicing for 5G, among other offerings, but also provides a focus on network security.

Light Reading's Leading Lights 2020: The Finalists
News Analysis | 6/24/2020

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 16th year.

The labors of Lundmark: Herculean turnaround faces new Nokia boss
Morris Lore | 6/24/2020

Pekka Lundmark will join Nokia as CEO in August, returning to a company he previously worked for 20 years ago. The task ahead of him looks immense.

Verizon's Virtual Network Services taps Cisco for new white box
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/18/2020

In lieu of using purpose-built devices such as routers, firewalls and switches, Verizon's enterprise customers can access the VNS portfolio to deploy, manage and orchestrate VNFs from a central location.

Giant vendors get with TMF program for Lego-like IT
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

Amdocs, Netcracker, Nokia and Oracle are persuaded to join the Open Digital Architecture initiative as operators continue to push for more swappable IT systems.

T-Mobile reports 'voice and data issue' affecting several states
News Analysis | 6/15/2020

Team Magenta is a little red-faced right now as it admits to an outage affecting customers around the country.

Eurobites: NATO boss approves of UK's Huawei (re)review
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone warns on rip-and-replace costs; FTTH Council Europe formulates to-do list; virtual healthcare app needs treatment.

New Netcracker suite lures 15 customers to the show
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

The 2020 update from the NEC subsidiary looks well timed, with 5G, the cloud and a microservices architecture all in mind.

Rakuten unwraps NEC's 5G core
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

NEC will supply Rakuten's 5G core. That's noteworthy considering Rakuten has emerged as a leading player in the global wireless industry's move to open, cloud-based network technology.

AT&T's Sponsored Data rises again for HBO Max
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

AT&T's smartphone customers won't incur data-usage fees when they watch content from HBO Max. That's likely an indication of AT&T's efforts to ensure the success of the offering.

Eurobites: Tele2 Sweden goes 5G roaming in Latvia
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators to be 'compensated' for Huawei strip-out; Italy pilots decentralized COVID-19 app; CityFibre poaches some of Ofcom's legal firepower.

Oracle looking to sell 5G core to network operators
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Sensing a sizable opportunity, Oracle is joining the likes of Ericsson, Huawei, Microsoft, HPE and others in selling 5G core services to mobile network operators.

After R&D slog, Nokia's software biz is targeting juicier profits
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

The standalone software business of the Finnish vendor was a high-flyer in the first quarter. Despite coronavirus, it is confident of earnings growth this year.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia cozies up to Google via Noovle acquisition
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.

Cable travels tech-agnostic road to smart cities
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

There's no silver bullet solution for smart cities projects, so cable ops are utilizing a variety of technologies, including LoRaWAN, cellular, Wi-Fi and narrowband-IoT, to support those efforts.

ISPs ask Congress for a COVID-19 bailout
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

In what some analysts describe as a 'fatal flaw,' an FCC extension of a program designed to prevent network operators from canceling customers' service during the pandemic is driving certain ISPs to seek money from Congress.

Eurobites: Orange reopens phone stores in France
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Norway switches on 5G in Oslo; Nokia teams up with Microsoft on data center OS; UK broadband networks standing up to COVID-19, says Ofcom.

Synchronoss cuts 10% of workforce
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

CEO Glenn Lurie explained that the COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for the cost-cutting effort, but not necessarily the driving reason for it.

Royston resigns as Optiva CEO
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

Optiva said the board couldn't meet Ms. Royston's compensation requests.

Wall Street traders fight over milliseconds in mmWave transmission battle
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

A new cell tower transmitting in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum has sparked a disagreement among Wall Street traders looking to shave a few extra milliseconds off their transactions.

Canada's TeraGo embraces 5G in mmWave spectrum for fixed wireless
News Analysis | 5/8/2020

TeraGo in Canada has long offered fixed wireless services in millimeter wave spectrum. Now, though, it's planning to upgrade its network to 5G with Nokia.

What did the world do during quarantine? Watch more YouTube
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

A new report from Sandvine offers a cohesive look at how global lockdowns affected Internet traffic, essentially funneling it through fixed consumer broadband networks.

Loon nabs partnership with AT&T, but not necessarily revenues
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

Loon – the balloon-based Internet services company that spun out of Google's R&D division roughly two years ago – now has an agreement with AT&T. That might pave the way to revenues later.

Conversational AI means better bots, not just call center job cuts – CSG
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

Conversational AI has been a goal of carriers for several years but chatbots, dumb-bots and IVR systems have provided only artificial experiences without the intelligence.

Synamedia syncs up with Google Cloud
News Analysis | 4/29/2020

Partnership plays into Synamedia's move to an 'as-a-service' model for OTT video services as it looks to draw in new customers and help existing ones migrate part or all of their operations to the cloud.

Harmonic's CableOS momentum slowed by COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

Harmonic ends Q1 with 27 commercial deployments covering 1.3 million modems for its software-powered, virtualized cable access platform, but rollout pace has decelerated during the pandemic.

IBM is becoming more cloud-centric
The Philter | 4/21/2020

With Red Hat, IBM has the software, expertise and corporate philosophy it can adopt and sell to telcos to make every part of the company a cloud business.

Nokia shares surge on rumors of hostile takeover
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

Nokia declined to comment on a report that it is working to defend itself against a hostile takeover.

MediaKind connects to Google Cloud
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

MediaKind says hooking its Aquila Streaming platform to Google Cloud expands its SaaS model for OTT video encoding, packaging and delivery and will accelerate service deployments for its media and service provider partners.

Verizon buying videoconferencing company BlueJeans for reported $400M
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

Verizon is looking to tap into the work-from-home (WFH) trend with its BlueJeans purchase and hinted the move could also aid its 5G strategy.

What's behind Truphone's $38M eSIMs funding haul
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

The network and software provider sees demand and market conditions calling for a big eSIM business expansion.

China Mobile tips $179M into AsiaInfo
News Analysis | 4/15/2020

In an unusual move for an operator, China Mobile has laid out $179 million for a stake in Beijing-based telecom software firm AsiaInfo.

AT&T: SDN, NFV helped meet COVID-19 traffic demands
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

AT&T said traffic to its VPN has risen 700% during the past few weeks - demand it was able to match thanks to its virtualized network services and white box gateway.

Leading Lights awards deadline moves
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

We're moving the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards to Friday, May 1.

HPE to launch open source software for 5G core and edge infrastructure
News Analysis | 3/31/2020

HPE announced a new partnership effort called the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management Initiative that the company hopes will help it break into the 5G core and edge space.

Amdocs tries to tap into the connected home market with doxi OS
News Analysis | 3/31/2020

By creating an AI-driven home operating system, the company believes it can reduce service calls.

'In times like these': Carriers debut COVID-19 ad campaigns
News Analysis | 3/31/2020

Carriers are increasingly putting the new coronavirus front-and-center in their latest advertising messages.

NetNumber highlights 5G core challenge
News Analysis | 3/27/2020

The rollout of 5G core systems will herald a distributed architecture, but that brings data management challenges, suggests NetNumber's COO.

Optiva CEO seeks a 'second life' for cloud BSS specialist
CxO Spotlight | 3/27/2020

CEO Danielle Royston has an aggressive new plan for the cloud-based BSS vendor and growing customer support, but it involves extra investment and ongoing losses that might not suit all of the company's investors.

How Altran plays a pivotal role in 5G, edge
CxO Spotlight | 3/26/2020

Altran's key relationships in 5G software and edge initiatives have helped make it a $4.1 billion takeover target for Capgemini.

Amid COVID-19 traffic spikes, online video game providers dial it back, too
News Analysis | 3/26/2020

Akamai, Sony and Microsoft are among the online video gaming companies that have pledged to reduce the amount of network traffic that their services generate.

Juniper's Mist will offer AI-powered analytics to enterprises
News Analysis | 3/25/2020

Juniper Networks subsidiary Mist Systems is ramping up its ability to provide enterprises with analytics capabilities.

US wireless networks are holding up to COVID-19
News Analysis | 3/24/2020

Operators – including Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint – are reporting significant rises in their customers' calling and texting. But it appears that much of the bulk of Americans' Internet traffic is headed over wired networks.

Verizon still charges extra for 5G
News Analysis | 3/23/2020

No other mobile provider in the US has joined Verizon in charging extra for 5G. Verizon, for its part, argues it can levy that fee because its 5G is 'differentiated.'

Rakuten turns 5G revolutionary as it nears world's first open RAN launch
News Analysis | 3/19/2020

The world's most ambitious operator and its daring technology chief are determined to show the industry that 5G networks do not have to be developed in the same old way.

Eurobites: EU urges streaming giants to rein in bandwidth use
News Analysis | 3/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three revenue up but users down; Virgin Media brings the gig to UK's West Midlands; Telefónica gets Aldi connected.

RDK-powered devices surpass 60M, up 20%
News Analysis | 3/19/2020

Open source platform for set-tops and gateways and other connected devices is seeing competition in the service provider field from Android TV and, increasingly, Amazon's Fire TV.

Red Hat: We need to talk about cloud-native
News Analysis | 3/18/2020

Susan James, senior director of telecommunications strategy at Red Hat, says the telecoms sector needs to take a horizontal approach to its underlying IT infrastructure if containerization isn't to suffer the same issues as NFV.

Telefónica takes open RAN into 5G territory
News Analysis | 3/18/2020

Spanish giant to collaborate with Altiostar, Gigatera Communications, Intel, Supermicro and Xilinx on trials of 4G and 5G open RAN technology across three European countries and Brazil.

Rakuten to sell mobile platform globally, likely targeting Dish
News Analysis | 3/18/2020

Japan's Rakuten hasn't even commercially launched its virtualized, open RAN network yet, but it's already planning to sell its platform to other companies worldwide later this year.

Camunda claims key automation role at DT
News Analysis | 3/18/2020

US open source provider says it's the brains behind one of the largest robotic process automation (RPA) implementations in Europe.

Leading Lights awards deadline looms
News Analysis | 3/16/2020

UPDATED! Get your awards submission skates on! Entries for this year's Leading Lights awards need to be in by close of day, Friday, April 3.

HPE makes a play for the 5G core
News Analysis | 3/10/2020

ICT giant builds on its telecom heritage and taps respected partners to take on the traditional mobile infrastructure suppliers in 5G's next big battlefield with an 'open' platform pitch.

Top Cisco exec jumps ship for Western Digital CEO job
News Analysis | 3/6/2020

David Goeckeler, who handled $34 billion of Cisco's $52 billion in annual sales, is taking the CEO job at Western Digital.

Vlocity acquisition gives Salesforce a new run at telecoms
News Analysis | 3/6/2020

Having funded and hosted Vlocity's development, and been a go-to-market partner, Salesforce knows exactly what it's getting for its $1.33 billion acquisition.

Google Cloud tightens its ties to telecoms
News Analysis | 3/5/2020

Google Cloud fleshes out telco-focused strategy as it inks 5G edge services deal with AT&T, debuts telco-tailored version of Anthos apps platform and connects with Netcracker and Amdocs.

NTT DoCoMo leans on Ericsson for AI-enabled RAN optimization
News Analysis | 3/5/2020

Japanese operator chooses AI-based optimization tools from the Sweden-based vendor for its radio access network, with an eye to real-time diagnostics in 5G.

5G players dance for US government's anti-Huawei money
News Analysis | 3/4/2020

Billions of dollars in US government money is being dangled in front of vendors that can provide secure 5G equipment.

Rakuten thanks Nokia for 4G but says NEC is 'our future'
News Analysis | 3/4/2020

The Japanese company prefers to shop locally for its 5G products, it made clear during a press conference this week. It is not alone.

AT&T preparing to unveil massive, three-year cost-cutting plan
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

AT&T's John Stankey said the operator's cost-cutting program could generate 'double digits of billions [in savings] over a three-year planning cycle,' and cover areas ranging from power usage to call centers.

Podcast: Helmut Reisinger, CEO of Orange Business Services
CxO Spotlight | 3/2/2020

The IT and integration side of Orange has been touting its credentials as an option for enterprises that need help managing multi-cloud environments. Reisinger weighs in on what it means to be network native, how OBS stands out from its competition and what a company that size does to prepare for the business impact of the new coronavirus and the reality that we're all suddenly a lot less mobile.

Get ready for a big speed boost to 5G
DanoVision | 2/27/2020

Will 5G go up to 10 Gbit/s? The application of networking technologies, including carrier aggregation across wide stretches of spectrum, could get us there... at some point.

RDK Americas Summit canceled over coronavirus concerns
News Analysis | 2/27/2020

Event focused on the open source platform for set-top boxes and broadband gateways was set to take place at the new Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia and expected to draw more than 450 attendees.

The best wireless provider in the US could come from... Mexico?
DanoVision | 2/27/2020

TracFone, the largest MVNO in the US, recently hinted at a service called SmartSIM. If TracFone does indeed launch such an offering, what would it look like?

Powering 5G cell sites may rack up big costs for operators
News Analysis | 2/26/2020

It takes nearly double the amount of energy to power a 5G cell site using a massive MIMO antenna than it does a 4G cell site.

A year later, Rakuten's mobile optimism remains undimmed
News Analysis | 2/26/2020

Rakuten missed its 4G mobile network launch date last year, but company officials this week reiterated the Japanese company will soon turn on 'the world's first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native network.'

Plume banks another $85M
News Analysis | 2/26/2020

Charter, Qualcomm Ventures, Belkin and Service Electric Cablevision come on board as equity investors in a whole-home WiFi and smart home software company that has now raised about $127 million.

Nokia lands core role at Rakuten Mobile
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Finnish vendor boosts its telco cloud credentials with a managed services contract to operate Rakuten Mobile's virtualized core network and enable 'zero touch' 4G/5G operations.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Microsoft expand cloud services partnership
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes quantum leap in RAN planning; MDS Global's new foodie CEO; Swisscom staff settle for 1% increase; and more.

Humax expands RDK device lineup, encroaches on CommScope's and Technicolor's turf
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Vendor intros 4K set-tops, smart speakers and DOCSIS and GPON gateways based on an open source platform managed by Comcast, Charter and Liberty Global.

Private equity, tower companies could buy Boingo – analysts
News Analysis | 2/24/2020

Boingo is now reportedly for sale, and analysts are speculating that US tower companies like SBA Communications or Crown Castle might make a play for the firm.

Not MWC: Huawei bolsters its 5G network portfolio
News Analysis | 2/24/2020

What was Huawei going to show off in Barcelona? Here are some of the highlights.

T-Mobile's DSS warnings all hot air, claim AT&T and Verizon
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

T-Mobile says a key piece of 5G tech – Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) – isn't ready for prime time. AT&T and Verizon disagree.

Sprint lawsuit claims top Charter execs stole trade secrets
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Sprint claims that two former employees — Paul Woelk and Craig Cowden — stole its VoIP technology and gave the tech to what is now Charter Communications.

MWC2020: The show won't go on
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

MYCOM OSI embraces AI/ML in move to 'autonomic network'
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

New service assurance AI/ML capability designed to make use of public cloud, big data processing technology and advanced machine learning modeling systems.

Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Others Put $13M Into Blockchain Startup Clear
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.

Amdocs Doubles Down With Spanish Deals
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

Orange Spain expands support for public cloud by opting to deploy Amdocs' cloud-native offering on Amazon Web Services.

MWC2020: 5G core to star in Barcelona
LRTV Interviews | 2/5/2020

Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader at Omdia, expects to be hearing a lot about 5G core developments and 'the platform' during this year's Mobile World Congress.

Eurobites: Proximus Floats Private 5G Network Concept at Port of Antwerp
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

Connected tugboats ahoy! Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Albania; Amdocs does the double in Spain; Liberty Global transfers staff to Infosys.

Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.

Exclusive: Matrixx appoints Glo Gordon as CEO
CxO Spotlight | 1/31/2020

Matrixx Software has appointed board member Glo Gordon to succeed Dave Labuda as CEO.

Verizon's Network Strategy for the Super Bowl Includes 4G, 5G and... WiFi?
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Verizon's customers at this weekend's Super Bowl will be automatically connected to the venue's WiFi network – noteworthy considering Verizon's emphasis on its 4G and 5G offerings.

MWC2020: Smart Biz Models & Edge in the Spotlight
LRTV Interviews | 1/22/2020

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

Axel Clauberg Quits DT to Join AWS
News Analysis | 1/2/2020

Prominent next-generation networking executive leaves Deutsche Telekom to join Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile Warns of Slower Speeds During 'Network Congestion'
News Analysis | 12/18/2019

Comcast plans to move its Xfinity Mobile customers to its 'second generation' plans in February. Those plans include an important new caveat: speeds will be slowed during periods of 'network congestion.'

Eurobites: Allez le Vente de 5G Spectrum!
News Analysis | 12/18/2019

In today's regional roundup: The French government gives le lumière verte to the 5G license sale process; Huawei hints at European components production site; EE turns on its 5G service in six more locations (hello Sunderland!); Rohde & Schwarz's golden CATR reflector sees some action; mobile data prices in Africa; and more.

Podcast: Orange's Samir El Rashidy on the MSI Difference
Kelsey's Grammar | 12/17/2019

Samir El Rashidy explains Multisourcing Service Integration (MSI) – Orange's approach to helping companies select and manage the right network services and technology suppliers.

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