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Pai Opposes Title II, FCC Alums Oppose Pai
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reiterated his opposition to Title II classification for ISPs today, while others hope to preserve the Open Internet Order.

Fluke Debuts Cat 8 Tester
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Having a tester available is a prerequisite for the use of the new cabling type, likely to be first used to support new 25G and 40G connectivity in data centers.

Amdocs: Expect ECOMP Adoption Boomlet
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Systems integrator partner to AT&T announces its work with Orange Polska and says other operators will soon announce their participation as well.

Comcast Brings Xfinity TV to Roku Boxes
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Giant US MSO debuts beta version of Xfinity TV apps for Roku media streaming devices across the country, with plans for a commercial launch later this year.

Slack Makes Big Enterprise Push
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Slack beefs up its popular chat-based collaboration service with tools for IT.

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

Ciena exec gets the CEO job at F5.

Sprint's 2.5GHz LTE Spend Will Grow in 2017
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Investment in thousands of small cells will drive up Sprint's capex in 2017.

Enterprise Cloud News: A Fresh Perspective on Cloud
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Light Reading is launching Enterprise Cloud News, a new way to look at and think about the cloud computing market.

Global Capacity Ups Its Cloud Connect Game
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Leveraging its One Marketplace SDN platform, company now targets enterprise with flexible Ethernet-based cloud connection service.

What to Expect at MWC 2017
Shades of Ray | 1/31/2017

5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.

Why We Need Diversity Before AI Takes Over
Que Sera Sarah | 1/31/2017

Biases from computer programs will seep into the algorithms behind AI, meaning computers of the future could be just as homogenous as today's tech workforce.

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.

Eurobites: Telenor Tinkers With Connected Car
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mixed picture for Telekom Austria; Saudi Telecom buys rival's towers; WhatsApp sued over data privacy; Virgin Mobile arrives in UAE.

Tibit Wins $13.8M for CORD Play
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

With AT&T and Liberty Global on its partner list, Tibit plans to disrupt the access network industry.

Versa: A Lot More Than SD-WAN
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/31/2017

Kelly Ahuja, the new CEO of Versa Networks, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about how Versa offers much more than just SD-WAN, and its plan to grow market adoption in 2017.

Juniper Eases Transition to Hybrid, Public Clouds
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

New Unite architecture is designed to help enterprises that need to manage infrastructure across their own and cloud providers' data centers.

Facebook Gets Physical With Its Security Strategy
LRTV Documentaries | 1/31/2017

Facebook has introduced new measures that will enable users to secure access to their accounts using a physical 'key' application.

China Testing Private Funding Models for Telecom
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models to raise capital.

After Raising the Dead, AI Startup Plans Next Step
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

After creating a chatbot that spoke with the voice of a man who'd died recently, AI startup Luka Inc. is working on an AI friend that lives on your phone. It'll be available in weeks.

SD-WAN Trends Underscore MPLS Woes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/30/2017

While the SD-WAN market continues to prosper, expect to see more innovations over the next year.

25G Plugfest a Success; 25G Spec Published
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

A variety of 25G and 50G devices, switches, cables, interconnect and testers proved largely interoperable. Other companies looking to build 25G/50G product have a stable spec now available.

EdgeConneX Doubles Down in Miami
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Data center operator opens its second edge facility, marking the first city in which it has two deployments.

AT&T: Prepping for the 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/30/2017

AT&T's Tom Keathley discusses the carrier's evolving plans for developing, testing and deploying 5G wireless services over the next few years.

There's a Reverse Cloud on the Horizon
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

So says CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney, who also believes a 'reverse cloud' will be necessary to support future augmented and virtual reality applications.

Eurobites: Nokia & Orange Firm Up 5G Collaboration
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange free to sell BT stake; SAP slaps Trump over travel restrictions; game on for TV sports rights.

Keysight Unlocks Ixia Takeover Deal With $1.6B in Cash
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Keysight says the deal will enhance its test and measurement opportunities in 5G, IoT, security, application performance monitoring and network visibility.

BT Hints at More Widespread FTTP Rollout
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Thanks to improving economics, FTTP technology could play a bigger role in BT's broadband plans than previously envisaged.

Telefónica Hands Huawei a Key Virtualization Deal
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) developments instrumental as Chinese vendor is selected to help Spanish carrier build its next-generation packet core platform in Europe and Latin America.

How Boingo's Dawn Callahan Swallowed Fear & Tasted Success
Mentor Monday | 1/30/2017

Taking risks despite her fear helped Dawn Callahan become the CMO of WiFi provider Boingo, and inspired her to help other women keep moving up in the process.

Vodafone in Merger Talks With India's Idea Cellular
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

A merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators would create a new mobile giant.

Tech CEOs Rail Against Trump's Travel Ban
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Apple, Google, Microsoft CEOs – and more – speak out against Trump's temporary travel ban.

Google: AI Is Now 'Central' to Our Mission
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Google CEO says machine-learning technology was in 350 launches from the company in 2016.

India to Record Surge in Capex This Year
News Analysis | 1/29/2017

Despite a global slowdown, India's telcos are set to spend even more on their networks this year than in 2016.

Slim Speaks Up on Trump
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

Says he will help Mexico in any negotiations over a border wall and threatened tariffs.

Cloud Pumps Up Juniper's Q4
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

The transition to cloud infrastructure helped Juniper overcome a drop in security sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Toshiba to Split Off Memory Chip Ops
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

Facing a $1B hit from a US acquisition gone awry, Toshiba is looking to set up its memory operation as a standalone unit to raise cash.

Lawmakers Say Lock That Box
MariNation | 1/27/2017

There go the keys to the set-top kingdom.

WiCipedia: Small Talk, Inflated Egos & the Motherboard of Cakes
WiCipedia | 1/27/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Gendered child-rearing can affect perception; small talk pays off; Andela creates opportunities for African developers; and more.

BT Looks to Home Comforts Amid Italian Crisis
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

UK fixed-line incumbent can take some solace in growth at its consumer-facing businesses, but wrongdoings in Italy and an enterprise-sector slowdown are weighing heavily on its financials.

Eurobites: DT Seeks Data Privacy's Little Helper
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's Q4 benefits from Yoigo sale; Nokia offers a 'Siri' for telco engineers; Ericsson/ECI combo does for the Danes.

Microsoft's Looking Cloudy, & That Ain't Bad
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

Microsoft on track to exceed its internal goal of topping $20 billion cloud revenue by next year, with commercial cloud annualized revenue exceeding $14 billion in the quarter ending December 31.

'Troubled' Intel Rakes in the Dough
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

The chip company reported record quarterly and annual revenue, despite being in the middle of a major transformation it embarked upon in 2016 in response to the slow dissolution of its bread-and-butter enterprise business.

VMware's Hybrid Cloud Plans Pay Off
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

VMware's fiscal fourth quarter and full-year results show the company's focus on hybrid cloud is paying.

Comcast Kicks A$$, Earns $80B in 2016
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

It's good to be in cable, especially if you're Comcast.

Rogers Embraces 'Comcast North' Strategy
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

After dumping its own IPTV venture, Rogers plans to adopt Comcast's X1 IP-based set-tops, new DOCSIS 3.1 wireless gateways and whole-home networking solution over the next year.

AT&T CEO Hoping for a Trump Bump in 2017
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

AT&T is hoping for tax and regulatory reforms from a Trump administration.

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.

UK Women Take On Discriminatory Dress Codes
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

More than 150,000 have petitioned the government to better enforce the Equality Act after Nicola Thorp was sent home from work with no pay for not wearing high heels.

SmartNICs & the Future of Network Virtualization
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/26/2017

Netronome CEO Niel Viljoen talks with Light Reading's Steve Saunders about SmartNICs and the evolution of NFV in carrier and cloud networks.

Introducing the Next-Generation ONT (Optical Network Terminal) From Virtual Gateway Labs
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/26/2017

Virtual Gateway Labs has developed Next Generation Optical Gateways to offer added smarts and capabilities beyond the traditional ONT (Optical Network Terminal).

Keysight Brokers Takeover Talks With Ixia: Reuters
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

The race to acquire test vendor Ixia is intensifying, with Keysight now engaged in M&A talks, according to Reuters.

Eurobites: Sky Goes Dishless
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces shareholder lawsuits in US; restructuring costs send Tele2 into the red; O2 hooks up with BAE Systems on cybersecurity.

Ixia Boasts 400GbE Demo First
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

The test company claims to be the first to demonstrate a particular implementation of 400G technology designed for use in data centers.

AT&T Swears by DirecTV Now
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

AT&T executives boast of DirecTV Now's early success while large subscriber losses at U-verse TV more than offset DirecTV's satellite TV sub gains.

Qualcomm Pooh-Poohs Apple Lawsuits
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

During Qualcomm's Q1 analyst call, company execs quickly got the particulars of the quarterly report out of the way in order to respond to Apple's legal onslaught against it, which included not one but two new lawsuits filed in China.

Cisco's AppDynamics Deal Goes Beyond Cloud
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

By acquiring AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, Cisco is looking beyond building clouds and into managing, analyzing and securing data for its customers.

Asiabites: Samsung Hogs the Headlines
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

There's plenty going on in Asia/Pacific these days, but the past week has been dominated by Samsung's ups and downs.

Muni Broadband Hits New Speed Bumps
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

Municipal broadband is off to a rough start in 2017 – both financially and in the face of potential new regulations – but supporters aren't backing down.

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.

Data Scientist, DevOps Engineer Top IT Jobs
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

Cloud computing and other parts of the new IT infrastructure are creating opportunities and job openings, according to a report from jobs site Glassdoor.

Eurobites: Vodafone's Kabel Deutschland Wins Retrial in DT Ducts Case
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finnish providers asked to cap their wholesale prices; FTTH Council Europe counts the cost of fiber; Microsoft quashes Brexit fears.

EE to Report Sales Growth for 'First Time'
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

Revenue growth at EE comes as a welcome development for the beleaguered BT.

Cisco Buying AppDynamics for $3.7B
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

Privately held AppDynamics, which provides cloud application and business performance optimization technology, was due to go public this week.

Sprint Appoints Its First-Ever COO
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Néstor Cano will be expected to further chip away at Sprint's costs and more.

Microsoft Names LinkedIn's Kevin Scott CTO
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Scott will sit at CEO Satya Nadella's right hand, a further sign that LinkedIn execs are taking leadership positions at Microsoft.

The Certification Process for G.fast
Column | 1/24/2017

Interoperability testing and product certification can help accelerate the uptake of G.fast technology.

Critics Not Pai-Eyed About New FCC Chair
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Consumer groups, tech companies, Democrats and others fear the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will gut net neutrality, consumer protection, privacy and other rules put in place by his predecessor.

Verizon Uses Fios as Shiny Object in Q4
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

There was a time when it looked like Verizon might give up on Fios, but the telco is once again touting fiber to the home as a success story.

Verizon Looks Ahead to 5G as 4G Competition Affects Q4
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Verizon capex expectations for 2017 are in the flat to down range as CFO predicts 2017 revenue will be consistent with 2016.

HPE Expands Cloud Offerings With Cloud Cruiser Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

In addition to SimpliVity earlier this month, HPE has also bought Cloud Cruiser, which offers analytics to measure cloud consumption.

BT's Patterson Feels Italian Heat
Morris Lore | 1/24/2017

An accounting scandal in Italy and a gloomy earnings outlook add to the growing pressure on BT's boss.

Cisco Looks to Take the Pain out of Meetings
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Introduces Spark Board, a 55" flatscreen display designed to bring affordable shared whiteboarding, presentations and video conferencing to meeting rooms.

Twilight Star Authors AI Paper
LRTV Documentaries | 1/24/2017

Actress Kristen Stewart, best known for starring in the Twilight movies, has co-authored an academic paper on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a short film she has directed.

Apple, Qualcomm Lock Horns Over Licensing
LRTV Documentaries | 1/24/2017

Industry giants clash over licensing fees.

Multi-Terabit DDoS Attacks Likely, Arbor Says
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Annual network security analysis shows a combo of IoT-based botnets and reflection amplification is likely to produce crippling high-volume assaults.

Do Women-Only Co-Working Spaces Work for Women?
Que Sera Sarah | 1/24/2017

Female-only co-working spaces are popping up all over the place, but is cutting men out the best way to level the playing field in the tech industry?

Eurobites: BT's Italian Bother Claims Sciolla's Scalp
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN invests in healthcare startup; Nokia upgrades in Camboda; Orange expands mobile money service in Africa.

'Teflon' Samsung Defies Odds to Boost Profits
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

The South Korean electronics giant has held up remarkably well in the face of exploding phablets and a bribery scandal.

Dodgy Italian Job Savages BT Earnings, Share Price Tanks
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

BT's share price goes into freefall after the operator says an accounting scandal in Italy will cost it dearly.

The Breaches Kept Coming in 2016
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

2016 was great for the digital bad guys.

Zuckerberg Initiative Makes AI Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

One step toward the ambitious goal of wiping out disease.

S/W Test Startup Hits Vencap Jackpot
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Tricentis, which specializes in automating software test in DevOps environments, pulls in $165 million in its Series B round.

Former GE CIO Bets $50M on Cloud Startup Turbonomic
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Gary Reiner joins the board of the company, which provides performance optimization for cloud apps.

Microsoft, Oracle Layoffs Loom as Companies Pursue Cloud Plans
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

The cloud is disrupting business at traditional software vendors as Microsoft and Oracle plan for more layoffs.

Actress Kristen 'Twilight' Stewart Co-Authors AI Paper
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

It's a sign that the once-esoteric technology has become mainstream.

SD-WAN Startup Aryaka Raises $45M From DT, Others
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Latest injection of funding comes amid expectations of an SD-WAN boom and speculation that merger activity lies ahead.

FCC: Comcast Unparalleled in TV Distribution
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Comcast occupies a unique position among television distributors, according to the FCC's latest report on competition in the market for video programming delivery.

Vodafone Kicks Off NB-IoT Fiesta in Spain
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Operator flags launch of NB-IoT services in two of Spain's biggest cities and says the technology will be available in other parts of the country by the end of March.

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.

Microsoft Office 365 Tops Pops for Cloud Apps
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Newcomers such as Zoom videoconferencing and Slack messaging are gaining popularity, but Microsoft Office 365 hangs on to the top spot.

Qualcomm, Apple Trade Blows Over Licensing
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion in what appears to be the first instance of a legal clash between the chipmaker and one of its big customers.

Google's AI Software Beats Humans at Writing AI Software
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Not content with jeopardizing other people's jobs, AI researchers are targeting their own.

AT&T Issues $1B Profit Warning for Q4 2016
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

But shares rise on news that it has added 200,000 subscribers to its new DirecTV now mobile video service.

Demystifying NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/20/2017

For most service providers, NFV adoption is going to be a gradual process that will most likely include three phases.

Is Pai Filling FCC Role?
News Analysis | 1/20/2017

There are only three FCC Commissioners today, and rumor has it that one of them could soon be the new Chairman.

Is Cable One Beefing Up for Slaughter?
News Analysis | 1/20/2017

Analyst muses whether NewWave deal is part of Cable One's strategy to be ultimately acquired by an even larger MSO.

Multicore Processors Step Up to the Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/20/2017

The approach taken by cloud service providers to hyper-scale data centers and virtual networking is driving the latest multicore processor developments.

TVkey Promises TV Service Sans Set-Top
News Analysis | 1/20/2017

Big security for 4K video in a tiny little package.

Ailing Avaya Takes Cover From Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 1/20/2017

Unified comms specialist says filing for Chapter 11 protection will help it restructure and better position it for life as a software and services player.

WiCipedia: Gendered Job Descriptions, Glass Cliffs & Gaslighting
WiCipedia | 1/20/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Gendered job descriptions eliminate candidates; The Girls' Lounge uniquely demonstrates equality; being a woman at work should work in your favor; and more.

Eurobites: Davos Considers the Unconnected
News Analysis | 1/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues looks to add content; rogue web developer nabs personal data; Linkem gets €100 million investment.

What Hard Brexit Means for Vodafone, BT
Morris Lore | 1/20/2017

A hard Brexit could equal hard times for UK service providers, and increase the likelihood that Vodafone will move its headquarters outside the UK.

IBM: AI Needs More Than Just Technology
News Analysis | 1/20/2017

Algorithms and public data alone won't cut it – AI needs expertise and lots of industry-specific data to succeed in healthcare, finance and beyond, an IBM executive says.

Oracle Acquires Apiary to Bolster Cloud APIs
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Oracle is expanding its cloud offering by acquiring Apiary, a startup with expertise designing and governing APIs.

Eurobites: Orange Ties Up Telematics With Viasat
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook to build data center in Denmark; Telenor predicts social media fatigue; Sky Deutschland signs back-up deal.

Oclaro's Numbers Will Send Optical Pulses Racing
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Fiscal second-quarter preliminary numbers are making optical components specialist Oclaro an even more enticing M&A target.

Adtran Reaps Rewards of Vectoring Ramp-Up at Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Broadband equipment maker is on track for double-digit revenue growth in 2017, according to MKM Partners.

Netflix Lands in Nearly Half of US Households
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Another solid quarterly performance puts Netflix in nearly 50 million US households, and in 93.8 million households around the world.

Nokia CTO: 2017 Is the Year 5G Gets in the Field
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Checking in with Nokia's North American CTO on 'iconic projects' moving 5G forward in 2017.

Windstream Targets Mid-Market With SD-WAN
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Network operator chooses VeloCloud technology to launch hybrid MPLS-SD-WAN service with customer portal.

US Sues Oracle for Pay, Hiring Discrimination
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

The Department of Labor alleges that Oracle pays white men more than its female and minority employees in the same positions and favors Asians in its recruiting.

EdgeConneX, Megaport Put Cloud on Edge
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Megaport's SDN interconnection platform is now part of EdgeConneX's edge data centers and a bigger cloud connection ecosystem.

Heavy Reading: The Web-Scale View
LRTV Interviews | 1/18/2017

Patrick Donegan, former Heavy Reading chief analyst, shares insight from his recent web-scale operators report.

Operators Gird Loins for Trumpageddon
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

As the hordes descend on DC, AT&T and Comcast plan a wireless access boost.

Customer Capex Cuts Hit Technicolor
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

In a trading update on its 2016 financial performance, Technicolor noted that its Q4 revenues were hurt by capex declines at two large US customers.

Google Security Lessons for IT
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Google released a new paper on their infrastructure security: What's in it for IT managers looking for security help?

US Army Drafts IBM for Private Cloud
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

The US Army has signed a five-year pact with IBM to develop a secure private cloud facility, as well as other IaaS services.

Containers Key to Virtualization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/18/2017

As the march towards virtualization continues, containers will come into their own.

Cable One Bids $735M for NewWave
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Cable One aims for around $1 billion in annual revenue with the acquisition of NewWave Communications.

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.

China Mobile Adds Brocade to Its NFV Mix
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Giant Chinese operator is deploying a Brocade virtual function along with its Nuage SDN platform.

A Women in Comms Glossary
Que Sera Sarah | 1/18/2017

A handy rundown of the myriad terms used to describe the challenging circumstances surrounding women in comms, many involving glass.

Qualcomm Abused Dominance, Say US Authorities
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Chipmaker denies squeezing out rivals and imposing unfair terms on handset makers, and says the FTC does not understand the mobile technology industry.

HPE Buys SimpliVity for $650M in Hyperconverged Cloud Play
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

HPE is looking to strengthen its leadership in the hybrid cloud infrastructure market, where it's already strong but losing ground.

Cisco Gains, Dell & HPE Lose on Cloud Infrastructure - Analyst
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

Cisco is gaining market share and revenue, Dell is losing both and HPE is losing market share in 3Q 2016 market estimates from International Data Corp.

Cable Has One Thing Verizon Needs
MariNation | 1/17/2017

Verizon buying Comcast or Charter? Preposterous! Except...

Virtual Uncertainty Over Business Processes
Rewired | 1/17/2017

Sometimes it's not technology issues slowing virtualization, it's the buying and selling process, vendors say, and they'd like an industry solution.

TV's Paradox: No HDR Without 4K
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

The pay-TV industry can't unbundle HDR technology from 4K Ultra HD TV, even though maybe it should.

India's Jio to Boost Networks With $4.4B Investment
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

India's newest operator is under growing pressure to improve the quality of its network services.

3 Qualities of Leaders, Mentors & Mentees
Column | 1/17/2017

IEEE's Nita Patel outlines the specific overlapping and critical elements that you must possess to successfully and simultaneously be a leader, mentor and mentee.

Data Platform Startup Zeotap Raises $12.8M
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

Berlin-based startup says its technology can help telcos to sell their customer data to advertisers.

Eurobites: Subsea Boost for Ireland
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling gets the gigabit treatment; Kudelski unit sues NFL; T-Mobile Netherlands' new CEO; Viaccess-Orca acquires BigHill.

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.

Growing Pains Will Force Telcos to Shape Up
Morris Lore | 1/17/2017

In a no-growth future, service providers will need to focus more keenly on cost savings and efficiency gains.

Qualcomm Study Predicts 5G Will Create 22M Jobs by 2035
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

But how will these jobs be distributed globally?

Arris Bidding for Brocade Unit – Report
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

Arris is reportedly bidding up to $1 billion for Brocade's networking equipment unit as part of its push into the wireless hardware market.

Eurobites: Ekholm Takes the Reins at Ericsson
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cornerstone negotiations; €1.4 million raised for voice-call app for deaf people; tumbleweed in London's Tech City; the Internet of Posh Shirts.

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.

Ciscosson Scores Telco Cloud Deal Down Under
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

Partners Cisco and Ericsson are to build a distributed telco cloud architecture for Vodafone Hutchison Australia and it's a deployment likely to attract a lot of attention.

AI Jitters Kick Off 2017
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

AI fears are mounting. Billionaires and philanthropists are investing $27 million in making AI ethical, while another report warns of the 'weaponizing' of the technology.

Verizon CISO Paves Way for Women in Cybersecurity
Mentor Monday | 1/16/2017

Females in cybersecurity are highly underrepresented, so Verizon's Chandra McMahon shares her advice on how other women can follow her lead.

South Korea Seeks Warrant for Samsung Vice Chairman's Arrest
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

South Korean investigators want to arrest Samsung's de-facto boss in a corruption probe.

Iridium Goes 'Phew' After SpaceX Gets Off Ground
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

Satellite company can breath a sigh of relief after ten of its NEXT satellites successfully make it into low earth orbit.

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.

Level 3 Bulks Up APAC Security
News Analysis | 1/15/2017

Three new scrubbing centers added to address steadily growing botnet threats originating in that region.

Is Paranoid the New Normal Security?
News Analysis | 1/13/2017

Nyotron enters US with introduction of Paranoid endpoint protection platform.

Next Plugfest Gets G.fast Closer to Market
Brianiac | 1/13/2017

The next G.fast plugfest will lead into the certification process for commercial products, which some service providers will start deploying shortly thereafter -- in just a few months' time.

Switching Redefined for the Virtual Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2017

As the industry moves toward virtualized solutions in data centers, developers are creating switches to help with the bandwidth backlog service providers are experiencing. As a result, vendors are putting more switch devices on the market than at any time in the past decade.

Big Year Ahead for Cable Network Capex
News Analysis | 1/13/2017

Jefferies Analyst George Notter projects that MSOs will spend heavily to upgrade their aging access networks in 2017 for greater bandwidth capacity and higher broadband speeds.

Equinix: The Data Explosion
LRTV Interviews | 1/13/2017

Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talks about how the company is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for an IoT future.

DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G
News Analysis | 1/13/2017

Four of Europe's biggest service providers share details of their evolving views about 5G technology and the 5G strategies they will pursue.

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.

WiCipedia: Badasses, F Bombs & Deodorant
WiCipedia | 1/13/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Secret's 'Pitch' commercial advocates for female tech founders; Finnish girls are rejecting STEM; Bad Bitch cards replace your average deck; and more.

It's the End of TV as We Know It
MariNation | 1/13/2017

In 2017, TV is what consumers make it.

CTO Bikash Koley & the New Juniper
CxO Spotlight | 1/12/2017

The former Google exec has moved quickly to build a Juniper PaaS and disaggregate its products, all in preparation for a multicloud future.

What Facebook's Recruiting Woes Tell Us
Que Sera Sarah | 1/12/2017

Making recruiters solely responsible for increasing diversity is not effective when there isn't internal buy in, Facebook's struggles to diversify show.

Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape
LRTV Interviews | 1/12/2017

Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.

Airtel Launches First Pan-India Payments Bank
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

India's biggest operator is pushing fast into the mobile banking opportunity.

Who Needs a Gig? Verizon's Got 750 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Verizon's new Fios Instant Internet service promises symmetrical broadband speeds of 750 Mbit/s, but the cost is more than most ISPs charge for full gigabit service.

Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices
LRTV Interviews | 1/12/2017

Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time.

Colt Aims to Ramp Up Asian Investments
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

UK-headquartered operator to roll out new networks in Hong Kong and Singapore, with other Asian cities to follow.

Viptela Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New CEO
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Former Cisco and VCE executive Praveen Akkiraju has taken the hot seat at SD-WAN specialist Viptela.

Eurobites: All Change at Telenor's Top Table
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT draws on Trend Micro security tech; Cato strengthens EMEA management; Telefónica targets gaming; Sunrise joins FreeMove.

EE: New Tech Is Mobile Revenue Savior
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

UK mobile operator says revenues would be dropping more sharply were it not for the rollout of next-generation technologies.

Ericsson: 5G Heralds 'New' New Economy
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson suggests that what 5G promises today is just a glimpse of what it will enable tomorrow.

IBM, FDA Look to Blockchain to Secure Health Records
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Looking to use the emerging technology to secure patient information, clinical trials, genomic data, mobile devices and Internet of Things technologies.

AT&T: Security Needs to Be at Machine Speed
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

The response to cyber attacks has to be faster and more efficient, according to AT&T's top security poobah.

Verizon Turns to SevOne for SD-WAN Visibility
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Verizon is using SevOne tech to gain visibility into the performance of its SD-WAN service -- will other providers have to go the same route?

Ellen Pao Returns to VC to Tackle Tech Diversity
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Pao is joining the non-profit Kapor Center for Social Impact as a venture partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to help startups institutionalize diversity.

Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2017

Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.

Liberty's Malone Eyes Cable Takeover of T-Mobile – Report
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

The cable cowboy is optimistic that Trump will prove more open to industry consolidation than his presidential predecessor.

Verizon Proves NG-PON2 Interoperability
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.

Eurobites: EC Doubles Down on Data Privacy
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT streams basketball live on Facebook; Deutsche Telekom rolls out WiFi on shorter flights; Google locked in Italian tax talks; Orange connects Hertz rental cars.

India's Jio to Disrupt (Again) With Low-Cost 4G Phones
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Efforts to drive down the cost of devices could spur 4G adoption in India.

SingTel Takes Pre-5G Steps, Boasts 450Mbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Singaporean operator is rolling out a number of more advanced 4G features in preparation for a 5G future.

Application Containers Poised for Growth
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

The application containers market remains relatively small, but that's about to change, according to a report from 451 Research. By 2020, this segment of the cloud market is expected to be worth more than $2.7 billion, with more enterprises and developers willing to invest and adopt the technology.

Rackspace Picks Cotten as New Prez
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Jeff Cotten will lead global sales, international business and Rackspace's fastest-growing business segments.

Elastic Visibility Into Your Clouds – Without the Strain
Column | 1/10/2017

As companies virtualize, too many fail to bring anywhere near the same rigor to monitoring their cloud services that they'd applied to their physical networks -- and that's playing with fire.

5G: Another Next-Generation Disappointment?
Morris Lore | 1/10/2017

The forthcoming 5G standard sounds impressive, but it seems unlikely to reinvigorate the telco business.

How Cable Plans Symmetrical Gigabit via FDX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/10/2017

With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.

Cisco's Cloud Video Platform Grows Up
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

This is what happens when Cisco's Videoscape portfolio matures into the Infinite Video Platform.

How AT&T's FCC End Run Could Backfire
Breznick Unbound | 1/10/2017

The big question is how President-elect Trump will react to the attempt by AT&T and Time Warner to circumvent FCC review of their proposed deal.

Eurobites: Nokia, Ooredoo Top 1 Tbit/s in Algerian Trial
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals claim success with spectrum-capping campaign; Magyar Telekom reorganizes; Sonera in jobs talks; Snap digs in in London.

CES 2017: WIC's Picks & What Made Us Sick
Que Sera Sarah | 1/10/2017

Virtual reality wasn't the only vomit-inducing feature of this year's CES. Booth babes and boys' clubs were still dominant, although there was progress afoot in Vegas.

5G & the Tech Decline of Europe
Morris Lore | 1/10/2017

Pre-5G activity in Asia and the US does not mean Europe will lag on actual 5G rollout, but it points to the ebbing of European influence.

IaaS, PaaS Drive Cloud Market
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Cloud revenue increased 25% over the last four quarters, with most enterprises spending on IaaS and PaaS, according to a report from Synergy Research Group. Hosted private cloud and SaaS also helped drive the market.

The Wireless Underground: NYC Subway Rollout Done
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Cellular services are live across the NYC subway, but are they created equal?

Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017
LRTV Interviews | 1/10/2017

Nico Fischbach of Colt says having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key in 2017.

China Mobile Taps Nuage for Public Cloud SDN
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Using the Nokia subsidiary's technology to connect 2,000 servers.

Alibaba Meets With Trump, Plans 1M New US Jobs
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Looks to help US small businesses sell to China.

A Photo Tour of CES 2017
Slide Shows | 1/9/2017

Virtual reality, drones and power rangers: the big reveals at CES 2017.

Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video
From the Founder | 1/9/2017

Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.

European Telcos Slam '5G' Efforts in Asia, US
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Leading European operators pour scorn on '5G' hype emanating from other parts of the world.

How Walmart Builds Open Source Culture
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Adopting open source requires buy-in from both management and teams.

Eurobites: BT & Virgin Cement MVNO Relationship
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia branded smartphone launched -- but only in China; KPN rebrands colocation services; Saudis lend support to Uber.

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.

Obama's Tech Advisors Craft Response to China's Semiconductor Ambitions
News Analysis | 1/8/2017

The panel of top technologists advises pushing back against China's 'market distorting' policies while funding basic R&D; coordinating 'moonshots; and encouraging cooperation among companies, academia and government.

Heavy Reading: Big Video to Disrupt
LRTV Interviews | 1/6/2017

Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore says streaming video is set to disrupt operator networks and business models.

ZTE to Cut 3,000 Jobs – Report
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Chinese equipment maker is said to be on the verge of slashing jobs at its network and handset businesses.

Eurobites: Investors Question Telecom Italia Media Deal
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN beefs up its cybersecurity offer; Nokia helps deliver VR content in China; Danish police investigate New Year's Eve cable service outage.

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.

WiCipedia: Male Allies, Co-Working Spaces & Automation
WiCipedia | 1/6/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: how men can become allies; automation may steal your job; women hotly recruited to tech boards; and more.

TiVo's Big Consumer News Isn't at CES
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Here's what TiVo's not saying (publicly) at CES.

SpaceBelt Secures Cloud With Space Lasers
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Cloud Constellation, a startup, is looking to build the SpaceBelt cloud platform on a series of orbiting satellites connected by laser.

Hey, Trump Tech Boosters, What About China Tariffs?
Jonestown | 1/6/2017

A trade war with China could decimate the smartphone market.

4.5G Sets High Bar for 5G
Morris Lore | 1/6/2017

Could the success of 4.5G have a big influence on operators' 5G strategies?

T-Mobile CEO Sees 'Craziness' & Big Deals
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Are we ready for 'Vericast,' Trump telcoms and a simple sticker price for a 'mobile Internet' connection? T-Mobile is betting on it.

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?

VMware's NFVi Push Embraces OPEN-O
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

By making its NFVi available across open source MANO efforts, VMware hopes to continue effective competition against OpenStack NFVis.

Ciscosson Looks to WiFi for 2017 Boost
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Cisco and Ericsson are looking to a new WiFi offering for revenue growth.

Digging Bluebird's Data Center
Slide Shows | 1/5/2017

Located 85 feet under the surface of the Earth in a decommissioned limestone mine, Bluebird Underground enjoys reduced cost and enhanced security. See it for yourself in this slideshow.

TimeSync Links WiFi Devices in Time
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

The Wi-Fi Alliance brings precision time synchronization to wireless devices.

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.

Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt
LRTV Interviews | 1/5/2017

Heavy Reading's Steve Bell sheds light on IoT mindset and market shifts, and how networks and business models must transform to meet IoT demands.

ZipKey Tech Promises Auto-WiFi Set-Up
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Cirrent offers the latest in secure automatic WiFi provisioning with ZipKey.

Intel Readies Multi-Use 5G Modems to Compete With Qualcomm
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Intel to take on Qualcomm and Samsung in emerging 5G modem fray.

AT&T Gets in the Gigabit LTE Race
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are all promising some Gigabit LTE action in 2017, but how much will the upgrade really deliver?

AT&T Indigo Colors Data Sharing Secure
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

New Network 3.0 Platform combines SDN, AT&T's ECOMP orchestration and other key technologies to unleash big data/analytics across a broad landscape.

The Future Is Foggy – HR Report
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

Intelligence and data-processing capabilities will continue to move to the edge of networks, even if mobile operators do not see fog computing as a short-term priority, says a new report from Heavy Reading.

Telstra Shares Digital Dos & Don'ts
LRTV Interviews | 1/4/2017

Telstra's Tom Homer shares insight into picking the right digital partners.

Comcast Digs Deeper Into Big Data
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

In a small but notable deal, Comcast has quietly acquitted Watchwith, a video metadata firm that focuses on analyzing what goes on inside a TV program, movie or sporting event.

Comcast Unveils Smart Home Platform
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

Comcast's platform could be the new operating system for connected devices in the home.

Eurobites: Orange & Ericsson Hitch Lift With PSA for 5G Connected Car Research
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intel confirms HERE stake; Vodafone and Huawai achieve 1.35 Gbit/s in Romania over LTE; Ericsson does VR at CES; heads-up on smart hairbrushes.

AT&T, Ericsson & Qualcomm Get Ready to Test 5G Radio in 2017
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

AT&T and friends get ready for 5G tests in the second half of 2017.

Airtel Bids $350M for Telenor's India Biz – Reports
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

Bharti Airtel is said to be in talks to acquire Telenor's local business in the latest sign of M&A activity in India.

Bluebird Digs Data Center 85 Feet Underground
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

The Bluebird Underground data center is located in posh digs, in a decommissioned limestone mine 85 feet beneath Springfield, Missouri.

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.

A Changing of the CEO at Allot
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

The security specialist hired a CEO with experience in leading companies back toward profitability.

Heavy Reading: 5G Disruption Details
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2017

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown details the 5G disruption expected for 2017 and beyond.

Dish AirTV Launch Pairs OTA & OTT
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Dish hopes to ride cord-cutting wave with new AirTV Player.

CenturyLink: Change Is Accelerating
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2017

Change is accelerating and CSPs must adapt, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker.

Fog Computing: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/3/2017

As fog computing starts to play a bigger role in networking strategies, the importance of virtualization to the distributed cloud will become increasingly apparent.

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.

CEO Chat: Sportlogiq's Craig Buntin
Between the CEOs | 1/3/2017

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.

Eurobites: Intel Seeks Stake in HERE
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty and Vodafone complete on Dutch JV; Telefónica and Huawei cozy up on NB-IoT; Nokia and Ooredoo trial TWDM-PON.

VMware Aims for Key Role in India's Virtualization Market
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

VMware expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.

Iridium Waits With Bated Breath on SpaceX Launch
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Satellite company will be the first to launch equipment with SpaceX following a rocket explosion in September.

Huawei Snaps Up Israeli Vendors
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Chinese vendor confirms acquisition of HexaTier and Toga Networks.

Will Amazon Buy Twitter?
Wagner’s Ring | 1/3/2017

It would give Amazon an opportunity to expand its technology/media empire – and stick it to Donald Trump. What's not to like?

Hybrid Cloud Will Be a Battlefield & Other Cloud Predictions
News Analysis | 1/2/2017

Amazon will face major competitive threats in 2017 in hybrid cloud, AI and maybe blockchain.

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