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Aria Raises $50M, Tunes In to IoT Business Models
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Aria believes its billing platform can help service providers and enterprises turn IoT traffic into revenues and a group of investors believe it can too.
China Mobile Shifts to Global Stage
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2016  |  2 comments
China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator, is looking outside its domestic borders.
NFV Key to 5G Business Case, Says TeliaSonera
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  3 comments
Swedish telecom incumbent emphasizes the importance of virtualization to the 5G business case.
OPEN-O Focused on Orchestrating SDN & NFV
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  1 comment
New open source group launches under Linux Foundation, driven by Chinese operators and focused on unified approach to orchestration.
Net Neutrality Rules Threaten 5G, NFV – Telenor
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  11 comments
Norwegian incumbent is building a services strategy around two possible scenarios given its regulatory concerns.
IBM, Apple Tie-Up Moving Into Cloud
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2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
IBM says business-apps partnership with Apple is leading to a range of benefits for enterprise customers.
Cisco Struts Virtual Mobile, 5G & Ericsson Partnership at MWC
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2016  |  1 comment
The networking giant plans a volume of announcements at Mobile World Congress that would strain the carrying capacity of a battlecruiser.
OSM Demos First Steps to Open Source MANO
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2016  |  1 comment
Demonstration will show multivendor VIM and NFVi usage in delivering commercial VNFs in a model-driven approach.
Nokia Snaps Up Nakina
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia is acquiring experienced telecom software specialist Nakina Systems to bolster its network security story.
Triggering an Industrie 4.0 Revolution
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is working to address the concerns of German enterprises about investing in Industrie 4.0 technologies.
HPE Lands NFV, PCRF Deals
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Swisscom is deploying NFV for vCPE, while Telecom Personal in Argentina is using HPE's policy and subscriber management capabilities.
Your Company's Called What?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/19/2016  |  18 comments
Welcome to the wonderful world of corporate branding.
Arista Writing Alternative EOS – Just in Case
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The alternative version of Arista's flagship operating system would be deployed if Arista loses its intellectual property lawsuit with Cisco, which Arista has no intention of doing.
Arista: Cloud Drove 'Spectacular' Year
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2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Arista's revenue and earnings were lifted up by demand for cloud from enterprise and hypercloud networks.
MWC's Millions: Hot-for-Profit in Barcelona
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2016  |  11 comments
The giant Mobile World Congress show is a real money-spinner for the GSMA, generating tens of millions in profits.
Verizon Taps Viptela to Beef Up SD-WANs
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New partnership, which is exclusive in the US, goes beyond flexible bandwidth to add centralized management, new features and cloud integration.
Huawei Adds Chinese Five Spice to Digital Recipe
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2016  |  2 comments
The Chinese equipment vendor has a full menu of digital offerings, but can it address lingering concern about openness and interoperability?
Tencent Ups SDN Ante, Joins OpenDaylight
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The Chinese hypercloud provider is looking to SDN to provide scalability with quality of service for millions of users.
Honoring Women in Comms' Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/16/2016  |  1 comment
Cast your vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer and female-led startup to watch, to be awarded at BCE's Leading Lights gala.
Split Emerges in Open Source MANO Efforts
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  1 comment
Two groups emerging to standardize the MANO as critical issues around OpenStack and information models can't be resolved.
AT&T Lights Fire Under 5G, Plans 2016 Trials
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  17 comments
AT&T is looking to grab a 5G lead over its international rivals, saying it will carry out field trials of 5G technologies in Texas this year.
Nokia's Suri Goes on the Defensive
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  3 comments
Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?
Win a Genuine Telecom Artifact at This Year's Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray  | 
2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…
Nokia, AlcaLu Steady Ship on Costs Before Tie-Up
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.
Amazon, AsiaInfo Team Up to Disrupt the Telco Back Office
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  5 comments
BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.
Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!
Infoblox CEO on Perimeter Defense in 2016
Between the CEOs  | 
2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
In Part 2 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to take a deep dive into security issues and how to prevent malicious cyberattacks.
Dialogic Buys Apex for Real-Time Comms
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Launching app development practice for networked, premises and cloud-based applications, including WebRTC, audio and video conferencing and more.
EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/9/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.
ItsOn Slams 'Stale' Ericsson, Huawei as It Lands Telefónica
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2016  |  1 comment
The SaaS startup claims to be displacing giants such as Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in the service provider IT market.
EdgeConneX Finds Its Sweet Spot
News Analysis  | 
2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Data center operator built out network largely for MSOs but is now expanding to the cloud and positioning itself for NFV and IoT.
Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B
News Analysis  | 
2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.
NIA's Latest NFV Test Program Opens for Business
News Analysis  | 
2/3/2016  |  1 comment
The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.
Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game
News Analysis  | 
2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.

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