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US Carriers Toy With 3-Year Phone Loans
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  1 comment
US wireless network operators are increasingly breaking up the cost of a new smartphone across three years, rather than two, to make the monthly payments easier for consumers to swallow.
Comcast, Charter to Offer 5G Via Verizon MVNO
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  1 comment
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile and Charter's Spectrum Mobile MVNOs will offer Verizon's 5G service to their respective customers at some unspecified point in the future.
VMware Splashes $4.8B on Strategic Acquisitions
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware is bolstering its developer support and security capabilities with the acquisitions of Pivotal Software and Carbon Black.
Guavus Takes Jio's Big Data Challenge
The Philter  | 
8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.
T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup
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8/21/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.
Podcast: SES Networks Takes ONAP Sky-High
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.
Podcast: Where Does OTT TV Go Now?
The Philter  | 
8/16/2019  |  Post a comment
It's going to take some televisionary moves for pay-TV providers and big studio owners like AT&T to sort out what consumers want, how to package it and what to call it.
OSS/BSS Market Snapshot: Half-Time Scores & Long-Term Outlook
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/9/2019  |  Post a comment
As a keen OSS-BSS observer, I like to parse financial disclosures to gauge the health of the market.
Verizon Promises Cheaper 5G Phones, 'Tailored' 5G Service Plans
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Ronan Dunne offered a few more hints about how Verizon will move forward in 5G in terms of pricing, phones and coverage.
How Airtel Sri Lanka Revamped Its BSS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/7/2019  |  Post a comment
For any operator, revamping an entire business support system (BSS) architecture in just six months and cutting IT opex by 80% as a result is a notable achievement.
SES Takes ONAP to the Final Frontier
News Analysis  | 
8/6/2019  |  Post a comment
SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.
TM Forum on Telecom's AI Trends
LRTV Interviews  | 
8/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Aaron Boasman-Patel, the TM Forum's VP of AI, Customer Experience and Data, talks about the real-world uses of AI in the telecom sector.
A10 Networks Is in Trouble: Company for Sale, CEO Leaving
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2019  |  1 comment
A10 Networks, which is struggling to develop a 5G, network security and analytics strategy, is now up for sale. And the founder and CEO is on his way out.
Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.
Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN
The Philter  | 
7/30/2019  |  4 comments
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.
Eurobites: GSMA Blasts Space Industry for Hogging 5G Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus guides for 'nearly stable' results; Ooredoo sees revenues shrink; Giffgaff fined; MTS gets new board members; and more.
Rakuten Mobile Preps for Shift From MVNO to 5G Network Operator
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  1 comment
After winning the MVNO game in Japan, Rakuten is poised to disrupt the small club of network operators.
Explainability Is the Key to Trust in AI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/22/2019  |  1 comment
If AI is to play a role in communications network operations, a high degree of trust will be required. Explainable AI might be the route to gaining that trust.
Eurobites: Telia Starts to Turn the Tanker Around in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT sells historic HQ; Virgin and Sky extend content deal; Telefónica taps smart-metering tech.
Eurobites: S&P Puts Vodafone on Creditwatch
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2's earnings up 3% in Q2; Openet goes cloud-native for 5G; Inmarsat takeover comes under scrutiny.
5G Momentum Props Up Ericsson's Q2
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
The Networks division is helping the Swedish operator improve its top line numbers but 'strategic contracts' hit margins and other divisions are still in turnaround mode, dragging the vendor's share price down.
Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: What Is Digital Transformation?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Jennifer Kyriakakis from Matrixx joins the guys this week, as they attempt to work out what 'digital' really means in the telecoms environment.
New Route to New Revenue: Detect & Respond to Credentials Sharing
Column  | 
7/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Rather than ignoring password sharing or solely seeking ways to prevent it, service providers are now in position to monetize it thanks to advances in behavioral analytics and machine learning.
IBM: We Won't 'Bluewash' Red Hat
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2019  |  Post a comment
IBM executives say they'd be fools to compromise Red Hat's independence, following the $34 billion acquisition that closed this week.
Epsilon Revamps Its Back Office to Support Pivot to Enterprise Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/10/2019  |  Post a comment
International wholesale operator wants to play a bigger role with enterprise customers but adding services such as data center interconnect and SD-WAN requires additional operational and business support tools.
Talk – but No Greater Clarity – on Huawei Ban
Shades of Ray  | 
7/10/2019  |  18 comments
Various reports suggest there has been a relaxation on the trade position being taken by the US authorities with regards to Huawei, but the situation for US vendors is no clearer.
ONAP 'Dublin' Lightens Network Orchestration
News Analysis  | 
7/9/2019  |  1 comment
The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.
IBM Builds Telco Muscle With $34B Red Hat Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
7/9/2019  |  Post a comment
IBM sees its combination with Red Hat as enabling a full virtualization stack to service providers, from infrastructure to OSS and everything in between.
Podcast: Parsing Data & Sharing Poles in Smart Cities
The Philter  | 
7/9/2019  |  Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.
Why Telcos Are Going (Cloud) Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/2/2019  |  Post a comment
While there is a fair degree of hype around the term 'cloud native' and plenty of misuse by software marketeers, it is clearly an important topic among CSP CTOs and CIOs.
Why Huawei's Addition to the Entity List Is the Pandora's Box of Telecoms
Shades of Ray  | 
7/2/2019  |  1 comment
No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.
BT Leverages Open Source for Fifth Generation of Network Monitoring
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.
MobiTV Banks $50M More
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2019  |  Post a comment
App-focused video streaming tech and distribution company says fresh round of funds will fuel global growth, further tech development.
Protecting Enterprises From State-Sponsored Hackers
Column  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.
Podcast Interview: IT & Telco Vet Bill Walker
The Philter  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Business disruption, telco transformation and big-league bowling. Crack open a cold one and listen to our podcast chat with former CenturyLink explainer-of-things Bill Walker.
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  |  Post a 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.
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