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Nokia Targets 1,330 Job Cuts in Europe
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1/17/2019  |  2 comments
Having previously revealed that 350 jobs would go in Finland, Nokia has indicated that another 980 are on the line in France and Germany.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Denies T-Systems Asset Sale
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom tests Nokia's machine-learning technology for 5G; Orange and Groupama form home surveillance JV; reversal of fortune for Qualcomm in German court.
Nokia to Slash 350 Finnish Jobs in Savings Drive
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Latest cuts form part of the Finnish vendor's plan to reduce annual operating costs by €700 million in the next two years.
What Is Synamedia's Exit Plan?
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1/14/2019  |  5 comments
'The right perspective is going public,' says company Chairman Abe Peled.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, it's that time of the year again already, folks! Get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you catch MWC fever – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
CES 2019: Wireless Networks Will (Someday) Need to Make a Quantum Leap
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Need for a quantum-powered Internet isn't imminent or anything — it's far, far off — but let's go ahead and slap a '6G' label on it for now.
Ericsson Will Take $860M Hit to Prop Up Digital Services
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1/10/2019  |  1 comment
Shares in the Swedish equipment vendor fall sharply after it warns of write downs and further job losses at its troublesome digital services business.
Canonical Girds Its Cloud-Native Loins as Containers Gain Traction
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.
Apstra Bags Bloomberg in Its First Campus Deal
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The pioneer of intent-based networking is trumpeting a new deal that shows its technology has a role to play outside the data center.
Hostway & Hosting Merge for More Managed Cloud Muscle
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1/8/2019  |  Post a comment
The hosts with the most are beefing up support for managed cloud services in five countries across three continents.
Why CenturyLink's Network Suffered a Christmas Hangover
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1/2/2019  |  19 comments
A 'bonkers' network management card had too much eggnog and caused a wave of service outages, including 9-1-1 service, in several states for several days during the last week of 2018.
New Open Workgroup to Accelerate Edge Computing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.
New Open Workgroup to Accelerate Edge Computing
Heavy Reading Blog  | 
1/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.
Light Reading's 41 Most Popular Stories in 2018
The Philter  | 
12/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Everything from enterprise strategies to 5G devices caught our audiences' attention during 2018. At a time when so many changes are bearing down on the telecom world, it's clear that a lot of us still have our heads in the cloud.
Huawei Expects 2018 Revenues of $108.5B
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12/27/2018  |  Post a comment
In its annual message to the industry, a defiant Huawei boasts of an annual sales increase of 21%.
Eurobites: Analyst Upgrades Ericsson as Huawei Backlash Intensifies
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12/20/2018  |  1 comment
In today's regional roundup: Huawei's troubles could be good news for Ericsson; Enea lines up another acquisition; Orange Business Services lands smart meter IoT deal; Ciena heads to the UK countryside; and more Ericsson.
CableLabs Unit Morphs Something Old Into Something New
The Bauminator  | 
12/19/2018  |  1 comment
Kyrio has turned Go2Broadband service locator into a digital, hyperlocal service locator for cable resellers with plans to extend that capability to other service-oriented industries.
Amdocs CTO: How 5G Will Enable Charging for Specific Services, Rather Than Just Data
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/12/2018  |  4 comments
Amdocs CTO on how the company will play a role in the move to 5G services.
Cisco: Fast-Evolving Enterprise Networks Create 'Huge' Telco Opportunities
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/11/2018  |  1 comment
Until recently, enterprise networks could remain static for years, but now new devices and the cloud require rapid evolution, creating service provider opportunities, says Scott Harrell, Cisco enterprise networking business lead.
PCCW Global on the Need to Monetize the Edge
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/10/2018  |  1 comment
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, PCCW Global's Shahar Steiff talks about the key challenges facing network operators as they figure out their edge computing strategies.
Comcast Finds More Work for X1
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12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Cloud-powered video platform is in 'extended trial period' with hotels, with more business- and sports-venue deployment models in the works.
How AI Is Being Put to Work at Vodafone
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Jayshree Kottapalli, group head of Analytics CoE (AI, Automation and Analytics) at Vodafone, talks about how Vodafone is using AI tools to mine the enormous volumes of data the operator collects.
Eurobites: Swisscom Rolls Into Private Blockchain
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei finds solace in Portugal; French fiber pushes on; Colt expands in central and eastern Europe; VEON's new man in Ukraine; Nokia gets busy in China and Brazil.
Here's How CenturyLink Is Cutting Capex
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12/6/2018  |  1 comment
'Robust' spending scrutiny combined with synergies from its Level 3 merger is helping CenturyLink significantly reduce capital expenditure, its CFO says.
Charter Unit Checks In With Up-Market Video Move
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Spectrum Enterprise teams with Moviebeam to beef up video offering for hotels.
Altice USA's Mobile Service to Be 'BYOD-Heavy'
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
But cable operator is still evaluating its pricing and business model for mobile as it prepares to launch service in 1H 2019.
SMB Mobility: Cable's Next Big Chance?
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/3/2018  |  1 comment
In this video interview, Independence Research's Matt Davis examines the potential for cable operators to deliver mobile services to small-to-midsized businesses.
Cloud Dynamics Underpin MYCOM OSI's Acquisition
Shades of Ray  | 
11/30/2018  |  1 comment
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
So What Is a Telco These Days?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/29/2018  |  2 comments
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
AWS Takes Aim at Oracle & Microsoft – With Telco Assistance
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11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
AWS CEO Andy Jassy says enterprise are 'looking to flee' Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server – and the Philippines' Globe Telecom says they're one example of a company that moved off Oracle.
Terabyte Households Surge as Video Eats the Internet
The Bauminator  | 
11/27/2018  |  3 comments
Broadband homes that consume 1 Terabyte-plus of data per month more than doubled, Cisco data shows. Will ISPs raise their data ceilings?
MEF CTO Sees Key Role in Automation
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
BT's McRae: Huawei Is 'the Only True 5G Supplier Right Now'
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11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Huawei gets the BT man's praise as he urges the other main mobile network vendors to shake off their legacy telco thinking.
The 5G Enterprise Conversation
The Philter  | 
11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
For enterprises, 5G opens up a new conversation with carriers – not just about what's possible on their new networks, but what they can do now to help businesses beyond providing connectivity.
Comcast's Industrial IoT Platform Has Global Potential
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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