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F5's Going Locoh-Donou
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Ciena exec gets the CEO job at F5.

Nokia Aims for Big IMPACT in Enterprise IoT
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

The Finnish vendor's evolving IoT platform is absolutely critical to its latest growth strategy.

Loss-Making Ericsson Still Short on Vision
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

New CEO Börje Ekholm says Ericsson must become more profitable if it is to flourish in the long run but admits he is still formulating his strategic vision.

Calix Virtualizes Pre-Deployment Integration
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

New AXOS Sandbox makes it easier to do the tough pre-deployment integration to speed up broadband access.

Ciena's Blue Planet Packs Analytics Punch
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

New platform adds capability for analytics to fuel a range of apps including the first one from Ciena, but also third-party and internal options.

Eurobites: UK PM Promises Big Bucks for 5G
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Also in today's guaranteed alternative-fact-free edition of the EMEA regional roundup: Infinera does DWDM in western Europe; Nokia and SKT get mission-critical in Poland; Sky focuses on original content; UK fiber moves.

A2P Messaging: A Telco Growth Opp in 2017?
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Software company Dialogue is planning a major international expansion to tackle the growing problem of 'gray routes.'

Eurobites: Velcom Virtualizes Core With ZTE
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fined for over-billing; Vodafone cozies up in the frozen north; Oracle opens cloud accelerator.

Nico Fischbach Leaves Colt, Joins Security Specialist Forcepoint
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

One of the best known names and faces in the Carrier Ethernet and virtualization sectors has left Colt to join cybersecurity specialist Forcepoint.

10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Shades of Ray | 1/16/2017

Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.

Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV
LRTV Interviews | 1/16/2017

Masergy's Ray Watson says agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the provider today.

Eurobites: Cybercrime Iceberg Ahoy! – DT
News Analysis | 1/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI lines up NFV interop tests in Spain; Telekom Austria teams up with Turner for cartoon channel distribution; EE bringing it all back home.

MANO: A Key Virtualization Component
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2017

The management and orchestration of virtualized networks is one of the toughest challenges facing operators and their technology suppliers, so there are plenty of initiatives and vendors addressing it.

Nolle: In 2017, Cost Per Bit Exceeds Revenues
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Analyst Tom Nolle says cost and revenue curves hit the crossover point this year for most network operators, and will likely trigger spending cuts.

Huawei's Network Sales Up Around 32% in 2016
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Network sales at the world's biggest equipment maker appear to have grown even faster last year than in 2015.

M&A Prospects in T&M 2017
Brianiac | 1/5/2017

Will test and measurement companies get infected with the M&A frenzy we've seen in other sectors?

Eurobites: Nokia Trials 4.5G With T-Mobile US
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional news roundup: AsiaInfo cuts UK jobs; what UK SMEs spend on comms; Ericsson targets WiFi with Cisco.

Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
Shades of Ray | 1/5/2017

We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.

Is Huawei in for a Bumpy 2017?
Morris Lore | 1/4/2017

The world's biggest equipment vendor is bracing itself for a more turbulent ride this year.

The More Things Change...
Rewired | 1/3/2017

The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.