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Ericsson Corruption Scandal Sullies Strong Q3
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Revelations about a corruption scandal that could land Ericsson with a hefty fine overshadowed the Swedish vendor's return to quarterly net profits for the first time since 2016.
Terragraph: A WiMax in Facebook Clothing?
Morris Lore  | 
10/18/2018  |  1 comment
Facebook's Terragraph technology may have a hard time against 5G in the markets it hopes to address.
AirTies Hikes Hardware-Agnostic Path as Whole-Home WiFi Takes Off
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Hooks WiFi mesh software into cable-backed RDK-B open source software stack for gateways and extenders, claims tier-1 operator has given the greenlight.
Telecom Italia Building vRAN Tech, but Not With Ericsson
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10/17/2018  |  1 comment
Italian incumbent looks outside the traditional vendor community to solve its latest mobile network challenge.
Ericsson Weighs ORAN Alliance Membership
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor confirms involvement with group that wants to end the dominance of the incumbent equipment suppliers in the radio access network.
Netflix Tops 130M Paid Subscribers Worldwide
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Internet video provider Netflix is still having troubles forecasting its subscriber growth, but the company doesn't seem to have problems attracting new customers as it adds more exclusive programming and benefits from increased traction outside the US.
Eurobites: Orange Targets Enterprise With LoRa-Based IoT Offering
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM and Intel kiss and make up; Nokia adds new chipsets to FTTX offerings; Saudi consulate outrage hits SoftBank.
TIP Forms New Edge Computing Unit
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10/16/2018  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and MobiledgeX to lead a new Telecom Infra Project (TIP) group focused on APIs that will enable developers to write apps able to run on edge computing resources.
Has TIP Made Networks Sexy to VCs?
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10/16/2018  |  2 comments
Two and a half years into its mission, the Facebook-led TIP claims to have made networks exciting for the first time in 20 years. But as it enters the procurement phase, its task may get even harder.
TIP, ORAN Alliance Poised to Join Forces on Open RAN
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Two of the leading industry groups trying to break the stranglehold of big vendors on the radio access network look set to combine their efforts.
Open Source MANO Needs a Reality Check
Shades of Ray  | 
10/16/2018  |  3 comments
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
Why Vodafone Is Betting on Cloud Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
Eurobites: Telco Big Guns Gather to Train Fire on EU Policymakers
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises £18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.
VNFs: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Just like banks, some virtual network functions have become 'too big to fail,' says an executive at Deutsche Telekom's pan-net subsidiary, casting a shadow over efforts to cloudify the telco network.
Is Open Source the Right Approach for NFV Orchestration?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
Colt Ready for Major NFV Push
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
After years of developments and incremental advances, Colt is set for a major three-stage telco cloud deployment that will be a big step in its migration from a legacy hardware architecture to virtualized functions.
Where's Cable Going With Cloud?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In a special, free SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo breakfast roundtable session on Tuesday, October 23, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey.
Eurobites: Orange Goes Subsea With Google
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in augmented reality deal; Zayo expands in Europe; Dialog workers transfer to Apple.
Deutsche Telekom Targets 99% 5G Coverage in Germany by 2025
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom becomes the first European operator to make a firm 5G coverage commitment.
DT CEO: 80% of Our Network Is '5G Ready'
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom claims 80% of its mobile network is 5G ready as it prepares for a 2020 commercial launch, but the transition to full-blown 5G will require a lot more effort.
Eurobites: Italy's 5G Auction Costs Put Regulator on Back Foot
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON terminates Jazz, Bangalink offer; MegaFon CEO steps down; San Marino revs its 5G engines; Sigfox strikes deal with Paessler.
How to Prevent Your Data Lake From Turning Into a Swamp
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Collecting large volumes of data is one thing. Making sense of it is another.
Cable Shifts Up a Gear on Cloud, Virtualization
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
CableLabs is developing a cloud, edge and virtualization framework that MSOs can use to provide a consistent message to the vendor community.
Why Cable Keeps Feasting on Fiber
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
In a new report published in partnership with SCTE/ISBE, Light Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now and what they plan to do with it in the future.
DoCoMo Capex Down 10% Thanks to NFV, Says Exec
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese telco says investments in NFV have already led to cost reductions and better service reliability as it plots the next phase of investment.
Eurobites: Nokia Goes Network Slicing
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GDPR fines ahoy; Dasan Zhone acquires Germany's Keymile; Orange Bank gets new CEO; Vodafone ad banned.
NFV Struggles With Its Six-Year Itch
Morris Lore  | 
10/10/2018  |  4 comments
Anyone attending this year's SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague could be forgiven for thinking it was a re-run of last year's show.
Comcast Locks Up Bulk of Sky Shares
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast has snapped up about 75% of the outstanding shares of Sky. That solidifies the future path of the UK-based video giant, but also raises questions about what's next for Hulu.
Orange Faced With 'Reskilling' Task for 50K Workers
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Scale of the 'reskilling' challenge for one of Europe's biggest operators is made apparent by senior virtualization executive.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cheeky China, Real 5G & Net Neutrality
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: Chinese whispers; 5G flannel; and net neutrality noises off.
Aqsacom's Telecom Cyber-Intelligence Focus Turns to 5G, NFV
The Philter  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
With one of its most important software updates coming up this month, Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc discusses his company's background, technology edge and why 5G is so challenging to cyber-intelligence firms.
Eurobites: Kirkby Leaves Tele2 for Denmark's TDC (And Not BT)
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approves Tele2-Com Hem merger; CityFibre/Vodafone rollout expands; Deutsche Telekom turns to AI for fiber rollout.
DT's Clauberg Sounds Warning on Profusion of Industry Groups
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10/9/2018  |  1 comment
Deciding which groups to back is a difficult job for operators that face resource constraints.
ECOC 2018 Optical Workshop Delivers Compelling Vision
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Further innovation is needed if optical transport networks are to support traffic growth and there was plenty of evidence at a recent ECOC workshop that key work is already underway.
Huawei, ZTE Charm Offensive Just Got Harder
Morris Lore  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
A report from Bloomberg, alleging China infiltrated servers used by the US government, could spell further trouble for Huawei and ZTE.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom Extend Backhaul Deal in Germany
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10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Is BT in talks with Apple over TV deal? Mobily punished for not employing enough Saudis; class action against Google blocked in UK.
5G: Friend or Foe for European Cable?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
That's one of the looming technology and business challenges that Light Reading will tackle on November 6 at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London.
Eurobites: EE Trials 5G New Radio at London's Canary Wharf
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10/5/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets GET; Colt extends Dublin network; Net Insight reshapes top team; Deutsche Telekom smartens up facilities management.
Open APIs: The Key to the Platform Business Model
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers (CSPs) are working towards more open architectures as they develop their next-generation networks.
Netflix-Backed ACE Sinks Another Video Piracy Threat
The Bauminator  | 
10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, a group backed by major studios and OTT players, is having some success bombarding alleged Kodi-related pirates with threatening letters.
Wind Tre: The New Weakling of Italian Mobile
Morris Lore  | 
10/4/2018  |  2 comments
The merger between 3 and Wind was supposed to create an Italian mobile heavyweight. But after Italy's 5G auction this week, that company is on the ropes.
Eurobites: Beeline & Huawei Demo 5G's Potential With Russian Holocall
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10/4/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends telematics deal; Telia goes smart metering; Ireland guns for Facebook.
Orange's Yves Bellego on Automation, Virtualization Progress
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
Altice Europe in Talks About Fiber Assets
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10/3/2018  |  Post a comment
European service provider says it is in talks about fiber partnerships that could speed up network rollout.
Eurobites: EE, Vodafone Rapped for Inaccurate Network Coverage Data
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10/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TomTom makes a comeback; Proximus helps conserve art; European Parliament approves new video service rules.
Italy's $7.6B 5G Bonanza Puts Telcos on the Rack
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10/3/2018  |  Post a comment
An Italian auction of 5G spectrum raises $4.6 billion more than its government had budgeted. That's great news for the government, but not so good for Italy's operators.
Where Is the Elon Musk of Telecom?
Morris Lore  | 
10/3/2018  |  7 comments
Telecom operators need leaders with the visionary flair of Elon Musk, but attracting them is easier said than done.
Orange Issues Telco Cloud Rallying Cry
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10/3/2018  |  Post a comment
'It's a standard, Jim, but not as we know it.' Orange pleads for operator consensus around NFV infrastructure, orchestration and automation requirements, but will that be enough to create scale and meet developer needs?
SAP Debuts Cloud Tools for Old-School & New Wave Developers
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10/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Extending support for legacy languages to the cloud, as well as that newfangled serverless thing that all the kids are going on about.
Starhome Mach, Telarix Merger Built on Interconnect, Roaming Data
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10/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Vista Equity acquires roaming platform specialist Starhome Mach to merge it with existing portfolio company Telarix, which specializes in interconnect billing, rating and fraud management.
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