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An Extra Week to Enter the Leading Lights
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
You begged... we caved.
Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
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3/15/2019  |  1 comment
Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.
Fantastic BSS Beasts & How Openet Can Tame Them
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
After a turbulent 2018, the Irish BSS company is looking to challenge Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in their own backyard.
Com Hem Mines & Analyzes Data to Boost Business Metrics
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3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Combining and analyzing key network data with machine learning techniques has helped the Swedish operator improve churn and lift ARPU, exec says.
AT&T's Pacewicz: 'We See the Cloud Fragmenting Again'
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3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T Business Chief Product Officer Roman Pacewicz describes how edge computing, 5G and network virtualization are required for next-generation applications that can deliver new business opportunities for the operator.
MWC19: ETSI's DG Drills Down Into 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.
F5 Denies $670M NGINX Buy Was a Defensive Move
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3/13/2019  |  1 comment
F5 scooped up NGINX to keep it out of competitor Citrix's hands, reckon Piper Jaffray analysts, but F5 says that just ain't so.
MWC19: EY on 5G, AI & Understanding Customers
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
At MWC19, EY's Tom Loozen talks about how telcos can leverage key technologies and trends associated with 5G and AI to improve their service offerings and understand the needs of customers in different markets.
Surf, Try, Then Buy: Verizon, Deloitte Connect Online & In-Store Shopping
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
As 5G and foldable phones come to market, browsing online and then trying stuff out in a store might become an even more critical way to buy new technology. Deloitte Consulting's Julie Miller and Verizon's John Walker explain why.
VMware Sets Sail as a Telco Cloud 'Great Power'
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Following deals with AT&T and Vodafone and hardware partnerships, VMware is emerging as a leading telco cloud vendor.
Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson & Volvo Use 5G for Industrial Remote Control
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin touts "Intelligent WiFi"; the 5G possibilities of sports events; O2 says reggae is good for you.
Juniper's Rami Rahim: Speed Is Everything
CxO Spotlight  | 
3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The CEO of Juniper Networks said that getting companies to market quickly means sharpening the vendor's edge in open source software, cloud computing orchestration, and professional services.
Microsoft: 5G's Killer App 'Is Staring Telcos in the Face'
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3/11/2019  |  1 comment
Microsoft sees pervasive connectivity as the killer app for 5G – and Microsoft's golden ticket to becoming a major telco vendor.
Huawei Wages Lawfare Against US
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3/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Does Huawei know what it's getting itself into by taking the US government to court? This could be a risky move.
MWC19: A Soft Embrace for the Public Cloud
Shades of Ray  | 
3/5/2019  |  1 comment
The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.
Podcast: Let's Not Talk About 5G at MWC19
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/1/2019  |  2 comments
The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.
VEON Dumped Ericsson for Amdocs in Russia
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
VEON has picked Amdocs over Ericsson as a provider of BSS technology in its biggest market.
Orange, Vodafone to Unveil Common Approach to NFVi
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/27/2019  |  1 comment
The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.
Smaller Cablecos Fleeing Legacy Pay-TV
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2/26/2019  |  1 comment
Speaking at NCTC's Winter Education Conference in Atlanta, small and midsized cable operators say they're increasingly seeking other video options, such as streaming and app-based services.
Ericsson on Hook for $350M Payment to VEON After BSS Cock-Up
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor forced to cough up after scrapping an IT product that VEON had been using.
Telefónica's Brazil Biz Shows Off Slinky Aura Skills
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Vivo's push on AI-powered customer management platform gains traction.
Telefónica, Microsoft Strengthen Their Tech R&D Bond
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Already AI and cloud bedfellows, the Spanish telco and cloud giant are strengthening their relationship with a strategic partnership and joint developments around AI.
Eurobites: Vodafone Hooks Up With ARM on IoT
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet teams up with Samsung on 5G packet core; Ericsson loses revenue assurance element of VEON contract; former Gigaclear CEO launches Zzoomm network.
Ericsson CEO Talks 5G, 4G, M&A & More
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks to Light Reading about 5G, 4G, antenna tech, the Kathrein acquisition and why The Boss is better than Duran Duran.
MobiledgeX Seeks to Conquer the Network Edge, From Barcelona
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2/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge computing hopeful has plenty to talk about and show off at MWC19, but will it be enough?
Vodafone Deal a 'Huge Step' for Sedona Systems
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Transport network visibility and multivendor management startup Sedona has landed a breakthrough deal with Vodafone Group, adding to its Tier 1 successes.
Eurobites: Ericsson & VMware Get Closer on NFV
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 confirms 5G timetable in UK; Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom and Orange report earnings; Telenor sells Serbian banking operation; why Russian soldiers can't have smartphones.
Mirantis Returns From Near Death With Massive AT&T Kubernetes Deal
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
After laying off half its staff, the company says it's on the comeback trail. Its AT&T Kubernetes deal is a proof point.
Taking Control of the Telco Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Digital warriors from major telcos gathered at a recent Action Week organized by the TM Forum to find out how their peers are building new IT architectures that encourage service development and innovation.
White Box Doubts Keep Huawei on Outside of O-RAN Alliance
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2/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei rules out any immediate involvement in the O-RAN Alliance as it doubts the viability of white box radios.
The No-Deal Brexit Threat to Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Why a no-deal Brexit that sees the UK crash out of the European Union could spell trouble for the Chinese equipment vendor.
AT&T's Kubernetes Bet Tests Network Virtualization's Limits
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2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's eight-figure deal to build its 5G network on Kubernetes tests the limits of the container management technology.
Rakuten Sets Cloud-Native 5G Template, Disrupts Japan's Status Quo
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2/18/2019  |  Post a comment
With its next-gen network plans, the ecommerce company threatens to have the same impact on Japan's telecom market that Reliance Jio had in India.
Cloud-Native Router Startup DriveNets Banks $110M, Takes On Cisco et al.
News Analysis  | 
2/15/2019  |  4 comments
Vendor already has Tier 1 traction, a founder with track record of disruption, the backing of Bessemer and has Cisco, Juniper, Huawei and Nokia in its sights.
Eurobites: Prosecutors Name Former BT Execs in Global Services Fraud Probe
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2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels busy on digital commerce, copyright laws; Nokia plans AI hubs; the app that tracks Saudi women.
MWC 2019: 5G's AI Power Struggle
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/14/2019  |  1 comment
5G will usher in an AI power struggle between the mobile operators and the web services giants, predicts Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica.
Cisco: Service Provider Revenue Shrinks, Overall Revenue Grows
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2/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Everything's looking great, says Cisco. Let's just not talk about the service provider business.
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: How Open Source Stopped Being 'Scary'
CxO Spotlight  | 
2/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Red Hat's boss on how open source enables innovation and the cloud, disrupts IT, and might make the world better. Also: Will the IBM acquisition threaten Red Hat's unique culture?
Eurobites: Ireland's eir Plows €500M Into Fixed-Line Network
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2/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM collaborates with Corning; Tele2's Q4; prepaid mobile in developing economies; Kudelski forges IoT partnership.
Eurobites: Ericsson, Intel Combine on Software-Defined Infrastructure for 5G
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2/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: US Secretary of State Pompeo pummels Huawei in Hungary; Nokia offers IoT-in-a-box; Allison Kirkby joins BT board; how to monitor your smart baby.
MWC 2019: 5G & the Capex Question
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/11/2019  |  Post a comment
With 2019 set to be the year when 5G really starts to shift from slideware to the network, the head of Ovum's European telecoms team, Dario Talmesio, talks about the impact on carrier capex.
Unified Office CEO: Would You Like Extra Services With That VoIP?
CxO Spotlight  | 
2/11/2019  |  Post a comment
CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.
Charter Might Paint Its Home Gateways & Devices 'Prpl'
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
MSO said to be giving serious consideration to open source software stack amid discussions on how to establish a degree of coexistence between Prpl and RDK-B.
Podcast: Tacos, Telcos & Trouble
The Philter  | 
2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is giving its customers a free taco every week. Should it also give them a roll of toilet paper? Also, and completely unrelated, what if Huawei does invent a must-have device for 5G networks – and we can't buy it in the US?
Analyst on Why CES Left a 'Bad Taste'
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica, returned from CES with a 'bad taste' left by an overload of gimmicks and lack of substance.
TalkTalk's OSS Rationalization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw talks to the team at UK operator TalkTalk about their efforts to revamp their all-important support systems.
Virgin Media, Arris Test 8-Gig Symmetrical Speeds
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2019  |  1 comment
Trial to involve about 50 homes will use Arris E6000 chassis outfitted with 10-Gig EPON line card and DOCSIS-based provisioning.
Eurobites: Beeline Beefs Up BSS With Amdocs in Russia
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2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON to buy remaining shares in GTH subsidiary; Zain taps Nokia's massive MIMO; Danes expel Huawei pair.
Why Ericsson Is Joining the ORAN Alliance
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2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The ORAN Alliance is supposed to be about ending the dominance of the big kit vendors in the radio access network. So why has the Swedish equipment giant just become a member?
Nokia Plots Job Cuts Outside Europe
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2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish equipment maker is trying to reduce annual costs to hit profitability targets for the 2020 fiscal year.
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