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RJio Snaps Up Broadband Assets in Spending Spree
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
RJio's latest acquisitions point to big ambitions in the broadband and transportation sectors.
Ericsson Corruption Scandal Sullies Strong Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2018  |  2 comments
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.
Arris: We're Tackling the Tariffs
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10/17/2018  |  2 comments
Cable modem and broadband networking company has struck deals with customers to absorb most of the current tariffs costs along with plans to shift more production and its supply chain for devices outside of China by the first half of 2019.
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.
Has TIP Made Networks Sexy to VCs?
News Analysis  | 
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.
Arris Downgraded on Cable Modem Tariff Worries
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Analyst expects that Arris will absorb 'at least a portion' of new US tariffs as operators intend to hold vendor to modem price agreements struck prior to tariff introduction.
US Senators Urge Canada to Ban Huawei – Report
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10/15/2018  |  1 comment
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have written to Canada's prime minister and urged him to stop Huawei from selling 5G products in Canada.
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.
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.
Huawei Goes All-In on AI but Acknowledges Telco Job Losses
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor unveils its first AI chips and warns about the impact of AI on telco jobs.
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.
Huawei (Finally!) Gets 5G Invite From India
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor is now expected to participate in 5G trials in two cities after it previously missed out on an invitation.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cheeky China, Real 5G & Net Neutrality
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: Chinese whispers; 5G flannel; and net neutrality noises off.
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.
Samsung's Chip Shop Fuels Q3 Profit Growth
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10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Strong sales of memory chips appear responsible for the big increase in operating profits at Samsung in the recent third quarter.
Chinese Hardware Hack Threatens US Tech Supply Chain – Bloomberg
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10/4/2018  |  2 comments
Thirty companies, including Amazon and Apple, and the US government are threatened in the attack, according to a bombshell investigative report from Bloomberg.
With Eyes on Hathway, RJio Redraws Battle Lines With Airtel
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Having shaken up mobile, India's most aggressive service provider now threatens to disrupt the broadband market.
When Making SD-WAN Plans, Don't Shirk Security
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10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Security requirements 'can change the design of your overall network dramatically,' says Orange Business's John Isch.
Huawei Hasn't Given Up on US Market, Pitches the FCC
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10/3/2018  |  9 comments
Huawei has been telling the FCC why operators and consumers will suffer if it's not allowed to trade in the US as part of the universal service fund (USF) program.
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?
Ciena's CTO on Optical Success in India
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2018  |  1 comment
Ciena has been riding high in India's optical equipment market, but a wave of consolidation and government steps to bring manufacturing back home could make life difficult in the months ahead.
Eurobites: Ooredoo Takes 5G for a Ride in Self-Flying Car. Seriously.
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson takes NB-IoT to the max in Oz; cybersecurity laggards get left behind; is Gavin's potential BT successor gorgeous enough?
Vodafone Brings NB-IoT to UK, Starts Trial With Scottish Power
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9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Vodafone has finally launched an NB-IoT network in the UK and is carrying out trials with energy provider Scottish Power.
NFV 1.0 Is Passé; Cloud Native Is Coming
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2018  |  1 comment
Telcos are referencing NFV less these days and are talking more about cloud-native functions. But what's the difference, and why are cloud-native applications any better?
Qualcomm: Apple Stole Our Software & Gave It to Intel – Reports
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9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm has accused Apple of pinching its software and providing this to Intel.
Nokia, Samsung Are Beating Ericsson in 5G Sales to AT&T, Says Analyst
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9/25/2018  |  2 comments
AT&T is replacing Ericsson with Nokia and Samsung as it rolls out a 5G network, according to Michael Genovese of MKM Partners.
Orchestration & Open Source for 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Issues relating to services orchestration have still not entirely been resolved.
Vodafone & China Mobile Lead New Charge Towards Automated, Cross-Domain VPNs
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
With a contribution into ONAP that also involved Huawei, Vodafone and China Mobile take the lead on defining service orchestration and automation across carrier network borders. But they're not the first to do so.
Eurobites: WIG Raises £220M for Fiber, Small Cells Expansion
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telit seeks new CEO; DT embraces robots; new book sheds light on Nokia woes.
The Many Faces of Digital Transformation
Slide Shows  | 
9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Digital transformation is a complex challenge but one that will help service providers revitalize their businesses, as we found out at this year's Operations Transformation Forum (OTF) in Munich.
Eurobites: ECI Unveils IPO Plans
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9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica reboots its startup incubator; Inmarsat strikes in-flight WiFi deal with Panasonic; UK considers Internet regulator.
MobiledgeX Revs Up & Shifts Into Gear
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
In its quest for the edge computing holy grail, Deutsche Telekom-backed startup MobiledgeX has developed a set of middleware tools that it will offer up as royalty-free open source code as it plans world domination by MWC 2019...
Will Coherent DSP Control Reshape the Optical Vendor Landscape?
Column  | 
9/20/2018  |  11 comments
Coherent DSPs for 400Gbit/s and beyond could be the catalyst for a re-shaping of the optical vendor landscape, believes Serge Melle.
How Viasat Keeps Its Satellites Flying After Others Crashed
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Now 32 years old, the satellite operator reckons it is poised for lift-off in markets where terrestrial technologies simply do not measure up.
Orange Business Services Targets Cloud Leadership as Telco Rivals Flounder
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9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services looks in much better shape than its European telco rivals, but can it now become an 'Internet of enterprises' market leader?
RDK Management Clears Path for Apps on Set-Top Boxes
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9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
App framework, SDK aims to make it easier for pay-TV providers to integrate Netflix and other premium apps with their OTT-capable boxes.
Look Into the Future of Optical Networks at ECOC 2018
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Key developments and research for future optical networks will be discussed during a special workshop at ECOC on Sunday, September 23.
No 5G Deal: Huawei Misses Out at SKT
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor fails to make 5G inroads with SK Telecom, but a reliable source plays down security concerns and points out that Huawei has not previously worked with the South Korean telco.
Eurobites: Incoming Vodafone CEO Considers Towers Sell-Off, Cuts Jobs
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS buys supersized data center; Colt gets frisky in Spain; VEON abandons tower sale.
India Joins US & Australia to Give Huawei, ZTE 5G Cold Shoulder – Reports
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
India's Department of Telecoms has reportedly excluded Chinese vendors from a list of companies invited to participate in the development of 5G use cases.
Arista Acquires Metamako to Boost Low-Latency Networking
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Metamako deal brings FPGA networking technology and with founders who have backgrounds in ultra-low latency hardware, software and algorithmic trading.
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