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MEF CTO: We're Living Up to Agile Promises
News Analysis | 10/31/2018

Pascal Menezes tells MEF18 audience the organization is dramatically reshaping how it creates and delivers specifications.

MEF18 Day Two: uCPE Can Spur IT Service Revenue
LRTV Interviews | 10/31/2018

Light Reading editors share their highlights from Day Two of MEF18, including new uses for uCPE and MEF's faster spec processes.

Spectrum, Telus Team on Dynamic Services PoC
News Analysis | 10/31/2018

MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks

NTT DoCoMo to Spend $8.8B on 5G, Forecasts Flat Profit
News Analysis | 10/31/2018

Japanese operator provides a financial update for the next few years that may underwhelm those expecting more from 5G.

Carriers Keep 5G on the Smart Cities Agenda
The Philter | 10/31/2018

The need to deploy infrastructure to support 5G services is having an impact on just about every smart cities discussion and plan. Even when 5G isn't on the menu, some cities are asking for multi-decade public-partnerships, a chance for someone to influence the next major tech transition.

Sprint Gets 5G in Place for First Half of 2019
News Analysis | 10/31/2018

2.5GHz network capacity will be Sprint's 5G advantage, CEO Michel Combes said on company's fiscal Q2 call.

Eurobites: Telefónica Revenues Hit by Currency Movements in Q3
News Analysis | 10/31/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon gets loan to buy Nokia gear; BT and Sky extend UK content deal to Ireland; why GDPR can be good for you.

IBM-Red Hat: A Crazy Plan That Might Work
News Analysis | 10/31/2018

IBM's $34 billion Red Hat buyout is a high-risk, high-reward gamble that will probably fail. But if IBM succeeds, it can dominate enterprise computing for a generation.

Data Center Switching Enters the 400G Era
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/31/2018

The growth of public and private cloud data centers is driving a strong and growing market for high-performance switch chips, and the choices dominating operators in the market make will have a dramatic impact.

NBN: We're Beating Europe & Not Overcharging Anyone
News Analysis | 10/31/2018

Executives from Australia's controversial wholesaler reject the accusation they are overcharging customers and insist the project is now on track to meet targets.

T-Mobile: 6 of Top 10 US Markets Ready for Our 5G in 2019
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

As the operator adds 1.6 million net customers for its Q3.

Legere: T-Mobile Not Feeling 'Major Pressure' From New Cable Rivals
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

Exec says cable's spending levels on new mobile services isn't scalable and believes that most of their subs are coming from Verizon.

MEF18 Day One: SD-WAN Reality Sinks In
LRTV Interviews | 10/30/2018

SD-WAN is taking off but provisioning complexity remains a challenge, and one that MEF is helping to address.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Broadband, 5G & Q3 Numbers
LRTV Documentaries | 10/30/2018

The usual suspects assemble once more in order to record their incoherent ramblings for your pleasure.

FCC Tests Show WiFi Can Operate Safely in 5.9GHz Band
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

Cable industry wants FCC to free up substantial portion of the band for WiFi.

AT&T's Goodell: SD-WAN Explodes as Killer App
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

But deployment complexities continue to challenge telecom operators.

Harmonic's Cable Virtualization Biz Looks a Bit More Real
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

Says its CableOS platform is involved in a mix of commercial deployments and field trials with 25 cable ops.

Cable, Mobile Prepping for CBRS – Analyst
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

FCC said to have processed registrations for 15,000 CBRS sites in the US.

MEF Executing on SD-WAN Specs, New APIs & Enterprise Council
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

Organization kicks off its annual conference with three key announcements showing progress on multiple MEF 3.0 fronts.

Eurobites: Only 5G Can Save Us Now, Says Telecom Italia CEO
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica's AI commandments; Colt cozies up to Oracle; BT's security boss quits; Elisa's clean air on a 5G string.

Nokia Builds Apps for Optical Network Monetization
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

Vendor's new WaveSuite applications are designed to help network operators make more money from their optical assets.

Vidgo Soft-Launches National OTT-TV Service
The Bauminator | 10/30/2018

CEO Shane Cannon says service's underlying multi-CDN streaming platform held up as usage spiked during El Clasico match.

IBM's Red Hat Acquisition: 'Management Has Run Out of Steam'
News Analysis | 10/30/2018

IBM's Red Hat acquisition seems like a hail-mary play by a vendor that's losing to the competition in public cloud.

MEF18 Preview: APIs, Blockchain & More
LRTV Interviews | 10/29/2018

Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner tell you what they're looking forward to at MEF18 in Los Angeles.

IBM: Don't Panic! We Won't Mess With Red Hat
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

On a joint conference call, senior IBM and Red Hat execs sought to reassure analysts, investors and customers that nothing will change at Red Hat after Big Blue completes its $34 billion takeover.

Cisco Closes Sale of Video Software Unit to Permira
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

Synamedia declared 'open for business,' taps Dave Longaker to lead Americas region.

CableLabs Futurist: AI Still Has Its Limits
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

In a fireside chat at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, CableLabs' Bernardo Huberman warns that, despite their many attributes, smart machines are still no substitute for human beings.

AT&T Reveals First Commercial 5G Device
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

AT&T's 5G 'puck' is a Netgear mobile hotspot.

What Made Waves at Cable-Tec Expo?
LRTV Interviews | 10/29/2018

Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick and Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discuss the tech topics that resonated in Atlanta at SCTE's annual confab, including Full Duplex DOCSIS, expanded spectrum DOCSIS, distributed access architectures, AI, and what critical role cable might play in the 5G era.

Mobileum Snaps Up Mobile Security Specialist
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

Roaming solutions specialist Mobileum has acquired hosted signalling firewall vendor Evolved Intelligence, a move that begs a number of questions says seasoned industry analyst.

Eurobites: UK Budget to Find £250M for Rural Full-Fiber Boost?
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia achieves 600Gbit/s 'milestone' with Infinera; Turin's 5G remote-controlled car; MTN user numbers up in Q3.

Mr. Rogers Slams Trump, & for Good Reason
Alantown | 10/29/2018

No, not Fred Rogers. We're talking about former NBC Cable chief Tom Rogers, who blasted the president's denunciation of the news media as 'enemies of the people.'

Is IBM Overpaying for Red Hat?
Morris Lore | 10/29/2018

Big Blue is paying a staggering premium for a company that trades in open source software.

Google Extends Enterprise Support in 'Firebase' Mobile Dev Service
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

Google is taking the next generation of its Firebase mobile app development service beyond consumer apps and small and midsized business developers.

Nokia's Enterprise Push Is Adding €180M in Annual Sales
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

Kristian Pullola, Nokia's chief financial officer, says enterprise activities are offsetting a decline at the mainstream telecom business as he prepares for a new round of cost cutting.

Orchestrator Startup Inmanta Raises Funding, Bolsters Team
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

Startup boasts some impressive results from a proof of concept with a Belgian operator and remains confident about landing commercial deals.

RJio Aims to Increase Stake in GTPL Hathway – Reports
News Analysis | 10/29/2018

India's youngest and most aggressive operator is trying to beef up its cable stakes as it aims to be a force in the country's home broadband market.

IBM Buying Red Hat for $34B, Turning Cloud Upside Down
News Analysis | 10/28/2018

IBM rocket-boosts its flagging cloud business by acquiring the open source pioneer.

Deal Puts California's Tough Net Neutrality Law on Hold
News Analysis | 10/26/2018

If state court approves it, the temporary delay would take effect while a Washington, DC, district court reviews a case centered on the FCC's 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom order.

Cloud Spending Growth Slows, While Big Providers Squeeze Little Guys Even Harder
News Analysis | 10/26/2018

While cloud spending slowed in Q3 2018, it's still growing faster than last year.

Arris: Tariffs Add $200M in Broadband Gear Costs, Threaten US 5G Plans
News Analysis | 10/26/2018

Short of removing broadband equipment from the proposed new tariffs, Arris seeks more time to make changes to its complex supply chain.

Charter Puts Mobile in Motion
News Analysis | 10/26/2018

Following the full market launch of its new Spectrum Mobile product last month, the No. 2 US MSO has signed up 21,000 wireless customers and is integrating mobile service into its new triple-play bundle.

5G in the USA: Fall Edition
News Analysis | 10/26/2018

The 5G race between AT&T and Verizon heats up as we hit the last quarter of the year. But it's still mostly a war of words.

Comcast-Made Signal Meter Detects Signal Leak on Expo Floor
The Bauminator | 10/26/2018

Oh, and did you know that Comcast makes its own portable signal level meters, equipped with RDK-B, for its field techs?

Microsoft Completes $7.5B GitHub Acquisition
News Analysis | 10/26/2018

The open source developer community gained 3 million users since the two companies announced the acquisition in June, suggesting that developer claims they'd abandon the platform were overblown.

Mesosphere Tames Kubernetes Proliferation
News Analysis | 10/26/2018

New software is designed to centralize Kubernetes deployments under IT control, as well as improve support for developers building data science applications with machine learning.

Eurobites: Ericsson Partners With Fujitsu on 5G
News Analysis | 10/26/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT down after Jansen appointment; Orange's data center plans; Proximus raises guidance.

WiCipedia: No (CIS) Men Allowed & Breaking Into a 'Male' Industry
WiCipedia | 10/26/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Kaspersky aims to attract women to cybersecurity; how to break into a male-dominated industry; no CIS men allowed at a DC hackathon; and more.

Amazon's Cloud Business Grows 46%, Reaching a $26B Annual Run Rate
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

AWS boosted its operating margin to 31% by slashing costs, the company said. Amazon reported overall sales of $56.6 billion, up 29% year-over-year.

Google: Cloud Computing Is Still a Prime Investment Target
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

Internet giant pouring dollars into acquiring talent including sales and marketing skills for its cloud unit, still ranked third behind AWS and Microsoft.

Arris Gets a Fix on WiFi 6
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

New DOCSIS 3.1 router for cable ops builds in 802.11ax, 'EasyMesh' for whole-home WiFi.

White House to Develop National Spectrum Strategy to Win 'Race to 5G'
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

The White House makes access to more spectrum a priority as 5G looms in the US.

China's ZTE Expects $1B Loss This Year After US Sanctions
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

Chinese equipment vendor blames a downbeat full-year forecast on the impact of US sanctions, which have this year included a $1 billion fine and temporary ban on its purchase of US components.

MEF Addressing SD-WAN Challenges to Accelerate Enterprise Digital Transformation
Column | 10/25/2018

MEF is creating an SD-WAN service definition to describe the core, baseline capabilities to help buyers and sellers of SD-WAN services.

Microsoft Woos Reluctant Developers as $7.5B GitHub Acquisition Nears Close
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

Developer trust will have to be 'earned and not something that we will inherit because of being owners of GitHub,' CEO Satya Nadella said on an earnings call Wednesday.

Comcast Surpasses 1M Xfinity Mobile Lines
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

MSO also sheds 95K residential video subs as broadband growth remains strong.

Mirantis Takes Kubernetes to the Telco Edge
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

The open source cloud vendor says telco network virtualization is stalled, and it's got the cure.

Eurobites: Worldpay's Jansen Lands BT Top Job
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone second to claim UK 5G first; cost savings boost Orange earnings; Airtel Africa attracts $1.25 billion investment; and ADVA swings to third-quarter profit.

CommScope in Talks to Buy Arris – Report
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

Such a deal would bring another massive wave of consolidation to the wireline and wireless infrastructure sector and establish an even larger supplier with a major focus on the cable industry.

Nokia Warns of Job Cuts in €700M Shake-Up
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

Latest restructuring plan comes as the Finnish equipment vendor reports an improvement in margins at its networks business for the recent third quarter.

Verizon Names Panama City as Its Fifth 5G Market
News Analysis | 10/25/2018

Verizon picks hurricane-buffetted Panama City in Florida as its fifth fixed 5G city.

BT's CTIO on CPE, Blockchain & More
LRTV Interviews | 10/25/2018

On the show floor at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin, BT's CTIO Howard Watson talks about integrated CPE developments, process automation and the potential uses of blockchain.

Microsoft Relishes Record Quarter, but Cloud Growth Slows
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

76% year-over-year growth looks laggy when you've been kissing triple digits.

Cable Leaders Hammer 5G 'Hype'
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

In keynote talks at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, NCTA CEO Michael Powell and Cox CTO Kevin Hart belittle 5G's promise and play up cable's 10 Gig broadband potential.

Colt Automates Network Service Delivery With On Demand Portal
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/24/2018

Colt's Mirko Voltolini explains where the operator has seen success with its On Demand service platform, but also addresses why the traditional service delivery model still has staying power.

Ofcom Hypes Beamforming for 5G Fixed Wireless
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

UK telecom regulator says beamforming could transform the fixed wireless business case as governments are accused of treating spectrum like a 'cash cow.'

AT&T Promises Initial Mobile 5G Launch in 'Weeks'
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

AT&T sticks to $22 billion capex estimation as it continues 5G and 4G deployments.

Open Source Opening New Doors for RDK
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

Discussions leading software stack for set-tops and gateways to new regions and service providers that fall outside the cable fold.

CenturyLink Adds Cisco to SD-WAN Options
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

CenturyLink is adding a managed SD-WAN service based on Cisco's Viptela technology after launching its service on Versa Networks.

New Zealand's Chorus proposes shared 5G network
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

Government-backed wholesale operator says there would be more 'effective outcomes' if operators shared 5G infrastructure.

Eurobites: UK's CityFibre Announces $2.5B FTTH Investment Plan
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN slides in Q3 while Telenor holds steady; TIM tries out Amazon's Alexa; Huawei hopes new lab will win regulators' confidence.

SD-WAN Puts a Doctor in a Backpack
News Analysis | 10/24/2018

The swyMed DOT Telemedicine Backpack brings medical consultation and transmit clinical data from remote locations, using SD-WAN for connectivity.

Cable-Tec Expo 2018: News & Notes
The Bauminator | 10/24/2018

Cisco debuts Full Duplex DOCSIS node, Nokia nets virtual networking deal, Buckeye goes with Harmonic's 'CableOS,' SCTE IDs winners of first Adaptive Power Challenge, and more.

Have We Reached Peak Ericsson?
Morris Lore | 10/24/2018

Ericsson looks in better shape than it has been for years, but the good times might not last.

Cable Seeks the Right Business Case for Virtualization
News Analysis | 10/23/2018

Operators are kicking the tires on NFV, but won't make heavy investments unless new technologies and approaches can help MSOs broaden their economic horizons.

Telcos Hand 5G 'Converged Core' Homework to 3GPP
News Analysis | 10/23/2018

The Broadband Forum is handing over recommendations for a converged 5G core network that would address fixed as well as mobile network needs.

Verizon CFO Expects Mobile 5G Service 'Sometime' in 2019
News Analysis | 10/23/2018

But 4G wireless bolsters Verizon's numbers, as Oath unit expected to miss 2020 targets.

Oracle Takes On a Blockchain Skeptic
News Analysis | 10/23/2018

As Oracle debuts new blockchain solutions, Light Reading wonders what, if anything, blockchain is good for.

Telefónica Deutschland Plots 5G Challenge to Broadband Incumbents
News Analysis | 10/23/2018

Mobile operator thinks 5G technology could be used to provide high-speed connectivity for a quarter of German properties.

Sprint's Nolan Buzzes About Automation at the 'Hive'
LRTV Interviews | 10/23/2018

DENVER -- Tracy Nolan, president of national sales, strategy and operations for Sprint, says companies need to support women in the shift to network automation to lessen the potential jobs impact.

Eurobites: Telefónica Cries Foul Over Vodafone-Unitymedia Deal in Germany
News Analysis | 10/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle and Amartus air their SD-WAN concept; Nokia boosts Netia's network capacity in Poland; Orange seals satellite-based military deal.

Arista Promises New 400G Switches for These Cloudy Times
News Analysis | 10/23/2018

Before the end of this year, Arista said it will be shipping at least one new 400G switch aimed at helping cloud and data center providers handle the growth and sheer number of enterprise workloads.

Qualcomm & Samsung to Work on 5G Small Cells
News Analysis | 10/23/2018

The chipset, however, won't start sampling until 2020, pushing 5G small cells further out commercially.

Ericsson CTO Talks 5G, Edge Computing & Machine Learning
LRTV Interviews | 10/23/2018

Ericsson's Group CTO Erik Ekudden discusses 5G partnerships, the growing importance of edge computing and the use of machine learning (ML) tools.

Arris CTO: What's next for DOCSIS?
CxO Spotlight | 10/23/2018

Arris is researching new technologies and techniques using expanded spectrum and a new generation of amplifiers that could serve as an alternative to Full Duplex DOCSIS and extend the life of HFC networks.

Deutsche Telekom to Swap Startup Investments With SK Telecom
News Analysis | 10/22/2018

DT's edge computing startup MobiledgeX and SKT's quantum cryptography specialist ID Quantique to be the grateful recipients.

Using a Lego Approach to Cable Node Upgrades
The Bauminator | 10/22/2018

A proposed standard aims to allow upgrades to legacy technologies like DOCSIS, or new capabilities, such as 5G or PON, to be snapped into a generic (and modular) node housing.

Is Virtualization a DIY Deal for Telcos?
Rewired | 10/22/2018

Many larger network operators are bringing software development in-house, developing their own orchestrators and other tools, and using more open source to get the results they want, without vendor dependence.

New Oracle Service Takes Aim at Salesforce
News Analysis | 10/22/2018

Oracle's new CX Unity service is designed to go beyond the linear 'customer journey' to help serve today's 'fickle and nomadic' customers, the company says.

BT's McRae on Operator-Led Innovation, Telemetry & Curiosity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/22/2018

The BT executive shares his views on NFV, automation, in-house development, what he wants from his team and more.

CableLabs: DOCSIS Has Lots of Gas Left in the Tank
News Analysis | 10/22/2018

Engineers offer updates on new specs and technologies that will take cable's widely deployed HFC network to the next level, economically and at scale.

Cable Nearly a No-Show in mmWave Auction
News Analysis | 10/22/2018

Indicates MSO concern about limitations of millimeter wave spectrum versus mid-band for 5G, analyst says.

Eurobites: We Need 'British Netflix' Now, Says UK Broadcast Boss
News Analysis | 10/22/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WiFi in the driving seat; European Commission approves Microsoft's GitHub acquisition; Apelo finds a berth in the Balkans.

Cable Makes Play for 5.9GHz Band
News Analysis | 10/19/2018

NCTA urges FCC to take a 'fresh look' at the band and reassign a substantial portion of it for WiFi, arguing that the spectrum is grossly underutilized today as a connected car safety technology.

Facebook Picks Nick Clegg to Clean Up Its Image – Sad Face
News Analysis | 10/19/2018

The UK's former deputy prime minister is ditching his Westminster suit and heading for the chinos-and-sneakers culture of Silicon Valley.

RJio Snaps Up Broadband Assets in Spending Spree
News Analysis | 10/19/2018

RJio's latest acquisitions point to big ambitions in the broadband and transportation sectors.

BT Offers CEO Job to Worldpay's Boss – Report
News Analysis | 10/19/2018

An offer has been made, according to Bloomberg, but BT is still waiting to hear if Philip Jansen wants the job.

Q&A: SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban on Cable-Tec Expo & the Road Ahead
News Analysis | 10/19/2018

Dzuban discusses what topics will be buzzing as the cable industry goes down to Georgia next week for the annual Cable-Tec Expo, and how ongoing industry consolidation is causing SCTE to evolve as an organization.

WiCipedia: Diversity in Product Dev & Israeli Entrepreneurs Protest Sexism
WiCipedia | 10/19/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Keeping smart home products safe for all; Merkel finds sexism in Israeli tech community; girls have limited access to mobile phones worldwide; and more.

Telia Steps Up Savings Effort on Swedish Gloom
News Analysis | 10/19/2018

Scandinavian telco is on track to realize cost-saving targets this year despite disappointment at its main Swedish operation.

Eurobites: Sky Gets Jitters Over 'No Deal' Brexit
News Analysis | 10/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson strikes CDN deal at the edge; Bouygues Telecom holds steady as parent wobbles; Deutsche Telekom builds out basestations.

Zen & the Art of OSS/BSS Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/19/2018

Zen Internet, an alternative ISP in the UK, has ambitious growth plans and is looking to a refresh of its back office software, including the introduction of SDN capabilities, to help achieve its goals.

CSPs Prove Eager to Embrace Edge Computing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/18/2018

Almost 70% of service providers in this month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey say they either already have or will move compute and application execution to the edge by 2020.

Comcast Wraps Up DOCSIS 3.1 Rollout
News Analysis | 10/18/2018

Comcast says speed is still key, but emphasis is shifting to whole-home connectivity, control and the broader consumer experience.

Have Cable Business Services Topped Out?
Alantown | 10/18/2018

The US cable industry is now pulling in close to $18 billion in annual revenues from commercial services, but the growth rate is falling. How much lift is left for cable?

CSPs Still Puzzling Over NFV Business Case
News Analysis | 10/18/2018

TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.

T-Mobile to Test 5G 'Dual-Connectivity' With Vendors
News Analysis | 10/18/2018

T-Mobile wants ensure 'dual-connectivity' works, so that users can always remain connected on 4G or 5G, ahead of its 2019 5G launch.

Eurobites: Kirkby signs off on a high at Tele2
News Analysis | 10/18/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem socked by Boxer under-performance; Samsung buys Spanish AI startup; KPN invests in CUJO; Colt tunes in to blockchain for LSO Sonata.

Phazr Readies 3GPP-Compliant 5G Gear for US & Europe
News Analysis | 10/18/2018

Phazr gets FCC approval and the CE mark.

Ericsson Corruption Scandal Sullies Strong Q3
News Analysis | 10/18/2018

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.

A Deep Dive Into CenturyLink's Operations Transformation & Roadmap
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/18/2018

For CenturyLink, transformation is about enhancing its business in terms of effectiveness, cost efficiency and customer experience. So how is it trying to achieve that?

Terragraph: A WiMax in Facebook Clothing?
Morris Lore | 10/18/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/18/2018

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.

Zoom Taps Former Cisco/SA Exec to Target Service Providers
News Analysis | 10/17/2018

Incoming president & CEO Joseph Wytanis vows that Zoom, equipped with the Motorola brand, will avoid being a 'me-too' player as it chases after a market segment dominated by Arris and Technicolor.

Ciena: Scale for the Future, Support the Legacy
News Analysis | 10/17/2018

New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.

Telecom Italia Building vRAN Tech, but Not With Ericsson
News Analysis | 10/17/2018

Italian incumbent looks outside the traditional vendor community to solve its latest mobile network challenge.

Arris: We're Tackling the Tariffs
News Analysis | 10/17/2018

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.

Eurobites: Orange Tops French QoS Survey
News Analysis | 10/17/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google begins charging smartphone makers for app store access; TDC snaps up broadband provider; Swisscom's digital signature service makes the EU grade.

Ericsson Weighs ORAN Alliance Membership
News Analysis | 10/17/2018

Swedish vendor confirms involvement with group that wants to end the dominance of the incumbent equipment suppliers in the radio access network.

Dell to Icahn: Buzz Off
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

Dell is continuing forward with its planned return to public markets, as investor Carl Icahn threatens to go to the mattresses to fight the proposal.

IBM Is Losing the Cloud Race
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

Twenty percent growth looks great, but not when the market is growing at 50%.

Netflix Tops 130M Paid Subscribers Worldwide
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

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.

Service Providers Should Adapt to Open Source World
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

Four operator executives say open source solves more problems than it causes, and that CSPs need to get with the program.

AT&T Readies More High-Band 5G Tests as Mobile Launch Nears
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

The operator, however, is still planning to use fixed mmWave 5G basestations for its tests in Atlanta, Hawaii, and – most probably – Los Angeles.

Automation's Double-Edged Sword Demands Sharpening of Skillsets
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

At the NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Women in Comms panelists examined the impact of automation on women in the tech and communications industries.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Innovation, OTTs & the Smart Home
LRTV Documentaries | 10/16/2018

This week Jamie and Scott are joined by Mary Clark or, as her friends like to call her, "Madame Syn."

Arista Challenges Cisco on Campus Networks
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

Arista is extending its Cognitive Campus strategy with networking technology gained from its recent Mojo Networks purchase. Arista says: No more BMOC for CSCO.

Eurobites: Orange Targets Enterprise With LoRa-Based IoT Offering
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

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?
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/16/2018

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

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.

Paul Allen Dies at 65
News Analysis | 10/15/2018

Microsoft co-founder also had strong ties to the cable industry going back to earlier wave of operator consolidations and pioneering work with Internet-connected set-top boxes and advanced video user interfaces.

Icahn Declares War on Dell's Planned Return to Public Markets
News Analysis | 10/15/2018

'... I still enjoy a good fight for the right reasons,' Icahn warns. Let's make popcorn and watch the show.

Making TV Set-Tops as Agile as Smartphones
The Bauminator | 10/15/2018

WOW is among a recent wave of service providers to elevate video services to the cloud and focus on the apps-based model using Espial's software-as-a-service platform.

Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity
LRTV Interviews | 10/15/2018

Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.

Why Vodafone Is Betting on Cloud Video
Alantown | 10/15/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/15/2018

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.

Aryaka's New CEO: We Need to Be More Than a Face in the SD-WAN Crowd
News Analysis | 10/15/2018

IPO plans are on hold as Aryaka builds its business.

US Senators Urge Canada to Ban Huawei – Report
News Analysis | 10/15/2018

Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have written to Canada's prime minister and urged him to stop Huawei from selling 5G products in Canada.

Eurobites: Telco Big Guns Gather to Train Fire on EU Policymakers
News Analysis | 10/15/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises GB pound 18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.

VNFs: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
News Analysis | 10/15/2018

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

Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.

What Constitutes a Commercial 5G Network, Anyway?
Jonestown | 10/12/2018

As actual 5G services are starting to arrive, what does 'commercial' 5G network actually mean right now?

Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services
LRTV Interviews | 10/12/2018

The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.

Colt Ready for Major NFV Push
News Analysis | 10/12/2018

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.

Investors Rain Cash on Cloud Startups
News Analysis | 10/12/2018

Investors shell out for companies that plan to kill on-premises data warehouses, server scalability and web performance limits, and AI bottlenecks. That's more murder than a Quentin Tarantino movie!

Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock: 5G Becomes the New Home Broadband
LRTV Interviews | 10/12/2018

Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.

Proposed CBRS Rules Suit Cable's Cause
News Analysis | 10/12/2018

FCC sought a middle-ground, but not everyone is thrilled with the decision to go with county-sized Priority Access Licenses.

Where's Cable Going With Cloud?
Alantown | 10/12/2018

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.

WiCipedia: Companies With Values Should Be the Norm
WiCipedia | 10/12/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: How sexual harassment holds women back; California tech boards prepare for a shakedown; Bumble redefines tech company values; and more.

Eurobites: Orange Goes Subsea With Google
News Analysis | 10/12/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/12/2018

Deutsche Telekom becomes the first European operator to make a firm 5G coverage commitment.

AT&T's Gordon Mansfield: Focusing on Mobile 5G
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2018

AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'

Microsoft: We 'Pledge Our Entire Patent Portfolio' to Linux
News Analysis | 10/11/2018

Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network, a mutual patent protection society, and is bringing along 60,000 patents as a housewarming gift.

AT&T Developing DirecTV Now App for Magic Leap AR Headsets
News Analysis | 10/11/2018

App will support four simultaneous video streams, is akin to 'live television without a television,' AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan says.

Charter Nears Gigabit Finish Line
News Analysis | 10/11/2018

With latest batch of rollouts, MSO says DOCSIS 3.1 has been deployed to more than 95% of footprint.

DT CEO: 80% of Our Network Is '5G Ready'
News Analysis | 10/11/2018

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.

IBM: We're Beating Red Hat Private Cloud Growth
News Analysis | 10/11/2018

IBM Cloud Private, which is a year old, has hundreds of users, a landmark it took Red Hat nearly four years to achieve. However....

Eurobites: Italy's 5G Auction Costs Put Regulator on Back Foot
News Analysis | 10/11/2018

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.

AT&T: We're Not Only Focused on mmWave for 5G
News Analysis | 10/11/2018

AT&T will not use just mmWave for its mobile 5G.

AT&T Sets Sights on Another Streaming Service
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

New OTT offering, expected to launch in Q4 2019, will reportedly 'start with HBO,' feature fare from Turner and Warner Bros.

Netsurion's SD-WAN Plays to MSPs
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

Managed service provider developed its own combined connectivity-security solution that it's selling direct and to other MSPs.

How to Prevent Your Data Lake From Turning Into a Swamp
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/10/2018

Collecting large volumes of data is one thing. Making sense of it is another.

Cable Shifts Up a Gear on Cloud, Virtualization
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

CableLabs is developing a cloud, edge and virtualization framework that MSOs can use to provide a consistent message to the vendor community.

PCCW's Hughes: Carriers Shouldn't Cling to the 'Standards Snuggie'
LRTV Interviews | 10/10/2018

Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations.

Has the Code for ITV Finally Been Cracked?
The Bauminator | 10/10/2018

Comcast exec believes that, with X1, the technological stars have aligned to turn interactive television's long-held promises into achievable realities.

Why Cable Keeps Feasting on Fiber
Alantown | 10/10/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

Chinese equipment vendor unveils its first AI chips and warns about the impact of AI on telco jobs.

Symantec Seeks to Slash SaaS Security Response Time
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

Looks to reduce time for security pros to detect and react to application threats.

Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 – Part 2
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/10/2018

Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is helping clients make the most of the investments needed to evolve and deploy their 5G networks.

DoCoMo Capex Down 10% Thanks to NFV, Says Exec
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GDPR fines ahoy; Dasan Zhone acquires Germany's Keymile; Orange Bank gets new CEO; Vodafone ad banned.

Radcom Plummets 9% After Slashing 2018 Outlook on NFV Gloom
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

Radcom slashes sales guidance for the current fiscal year, blaming delays to the rollout of NFV by service provider customers.

PacketFabric: Leading the Way in Highly Scalable Network Automation
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/10/2018

Jezzibell Gilmore, co-founder and SVP of Business Development at PacketFabric, provides an overview of PacketFabric's fully automated network-as-a-service platform, explaining how its customers are succeeding with network automation, and talks about how PacketFabric is growing.

Huawei (Finally!) Gets 5G Invite From India
News Analysis | 10/10/2018

Chinese vendor is now expected to participate in 5G trials in two cities after it previously missed out on an invitation.

NFV Struggles With Its Six-Year Itch
Morris Lore | 10/10/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

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.

Verizon Working to Integrate mmWave With Baseband Unit Infrastructure for 5G
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

Through its work with vendors, Verizon is expecting to have 5G mmWave radio integrated with its baseband unit available sometime in 2019.

Frontier Goes Gigabit in Its Fios & Vantage Fiber Footprint
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

Telco also unleashes symmetrical 200 Mbit/s as its introductory residential speed tier.

Orange Faced With 'Reskilling' Task for 50K Workers
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

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
LRTV Documentaries | 10/9/2018

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

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.

CenturyLink Adds Dynamic Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

New Layer 2-based service promises cloud connections in minutes to enterprises in fiber-fed buildings globally.

How Comcast Used AI to Make Its X1 Voice Remote Bilingual
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

Operator has employed a mix of AI and machine learning techniques to help its X1 voice remote platform understand English and Spanish interchangeably.

CenturyLink's Kevin McBride: On-Net Buildings & a Better Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 10/9/2018

CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.

Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/9/2018

Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is uniquely positioned to help clients in the journey to 5G.

Eurobites: Kirkby Leaves Tele2 for Denmark's TDC (And Not BT)
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

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.

Google Quits $10B Pentagon Cloud Competition
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

Google says it won't compete for a lucrative cloud computing contract because it's inconsistent with the company values - and also because portions are out of scope of current government certifications.

DT's Clauberg Sounds Warning on Profusion of Industry Groups
News Analysis | 10/9/2018

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

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.

I Love Google+ & I'm Sad To See It Die
Wagner’s Ring | 10/9/2018

Superior technology isn't enough.

T-Mobile's Metro to Offer Prepaid 5G in 2019
News Analysis | 10/8/2018

T-Mobile's prepaid arm promises mobile 5G next year.

Huawei, ZTE Charm Offensive Just Got Harder
Morris Lore | 10/8/2018

A report from Bloomberg, alleging China infiltrated servers used by the US government, could spell further trouble for Huawei and ZTE.

NBCU's Free Video App Trades Viewing Data for Perks & Rewards
The Bauminator | 10/8/2018

Approach illustrates the challenge faced by traditional programmers and sources of OTT video as audiences become increasingly fragmented.

CenturyLink on How Automation & Analytics Are Improving Security
LRTV Interviews | 10/8/2018

Automation provides operators with the means to respond to threats faster and even preempt an event, but controlling new security software also increases complexity for service providers.

The New Network Economics
LRTV Interviews | 10/8/2018

Equinix's Bill Long says age of virtualization and automation is causing a major shift in network deployment costs as well as the engineering skillsets required amid the growing need for talented software developers.

Semtech: LoRa Technology Enabling Proven, Flexible IoT Solutions
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/8/2018

Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group, gives an overview of the value and key benefits that LoRa Technology provides enterprises globally for their Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

Behind the Cloudera-Hortonworks Merger: 'The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend'
News Analysis | 10/8/2018

Fending off hypercloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft was a driver for the merger. But there's more to it than that.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom Extend Backhaul Deal in Germany
News Analysis | 10/8/2018

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.

How Cablecos Can Turn From Victims to Victors
Column | 10/8/2018

In this last of a three-blog series, we will explore the potential for cable operators and other broadband providers to work with their OTT and access rivals.

5G: Friend or Foe for European Cable?
Alantown | 10/8/2018

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.

Netcracker Launches Telco Cloud-as-a-Service
News Analysis | 10/8/2018

Vendor offers an enterprise services software stack that can run on any cloud platform and already has Mexico's Telefonica Movistar as a reference customer.

Qualcomm to Demo 5G on 3.5GHz at CES
News Analysis | 10/8/2018

Chipmaker to show off 3GPP 5G at CES, as FCC looks over new rules for the CBRS band.

The Reality of Open Networking in CSP Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/5/2018

Survey finds that many CSPs are boldly forging a path towards the open, agile, automated and efficient networks the telecom industry requires.

YouTube TV Unshackles Its Cloud DVR
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

OTT-TV provider lifts ad-skipping restrictions that prevented customers from recording shows from AMC, Disney, Fox, NBCU and Turner.

Telia Carrier Vies to Be Prime Cloud Connector
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.

CenturyLink: NFV Meeting (Modest) Expectations
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2018

Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.

Palo Alto Buys Into Cloud Security Analytics With $173M RedLock Acquisition
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

The security vendor scoops up RedLock to gain expertise in security analytics.

WiCipedia: Lyft Assesses Diversity Growth & Melinda Gates Tackles Gender Imbalance
WiCipedia | 10/5/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Lyft's latest diversity report; a Gender Manifesto relapse; flexible work becomes a necessity; and more.

Samsung's Chip Shop Fuels Q3 Profit Growth
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

Strong sales of memory chips appear responsible for the big increase in operating profits at Samsung in the recent third quarter.

Eurobites: EE Trials 5G New Radio at London's Canary Wharf
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

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

Communications service providers (CSPs) are working towards more open architectures as they develop their next-generation networks.

VMware Closes CloudHealth Acquisition
News Analysis | 10/5/2018

VMware beefs up its portfolio for multicloud management.

Who Will Be the Also-RANs in the 5G Market?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/5/2018

The 5G market is set to take off soon, and vendors are racing to make their first 5G radio access network (RAN) offerings available.

Verizon Offers 44,000 Employees a Buyout Deal
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

Verizon's plan to cull $10 billion in costs from its operations is getting very real now. First, thin out the ranks of old, middle-manager types.

Chinese Hardware Hack Threatens US Tech Supply Chain – Bloomberg
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

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

Having shaken up mobile, India's most aggressive service provider now threatens to disrupt the broadband market.

Netflix-Backed ACE Sinks Another Video Piracy Threat
The Bauminator | 10/4/2018

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.

Spirent CEO: Engineers Are Human, Too
CxO Spotlight | 10/4/2018

In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.

Wind Tre: The new weakling of Italian mobile
Morris Lore | 10/4/2018

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.

When Making SD-WAN Plans, Don't Shirk Security
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

Security requirements 'can change the design of your overall network dramatically,' says Orange Business's John Isch.

Eurobites: Beeline & Huawei Demo 5G's Potential With Russian Holocall
News Analysis | 10/4/2018

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

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.

Broadband Providers Attack California Net Neutrality Law
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA band together to file suit challenging California's tough net neutrality law.

Altice Europe in Talks About Fiber Assets
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

European service provider says it is in talks about fiber partnerships that could speed up network rollout.

Customer Conversations Changing in Era of Open Source, Automation
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2018

John Isch of Orange Business says businesses have differing requirements for understanding how telecom is changing.

How Cable Has Fueled OTT
Column | 10/3/2018

In the second part of this three-part series, Burton explores the rise of OTT, as well as its impact on cable operators and other broadband service providers.

Huawei Hasn't Given Up on US Market, Pitches the FCC
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

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.

Eurobites: EE, Vodafone Rapped for Inaccurate Network Coverage Data
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

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.

Radware: Protect That API!
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

Second annual survey shows enterprises are exposing APIs to third parties but not attending encryption or authentication, leading to a sharp rise in the number and complexity of application breaches.

FCC's Pai Readies More 5G Spectrum, Will Propose Changes for CBRS Band
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

Pai says 6GHz proposal will give WiFi wings, while a change in CBRS rules could encourage 5G networks.

Where Is the Elon Musk of Telecom?
Morris Lore | 10/3/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/3/2018

'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?

Vidgo Nears Debut of National OTT-TV Service
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Will use a set of prepaid channel packages to reach what it views as an 'underserved' market.

Why Video Has the Urge to Merge
The Bauminator | 10/2/2018

Evolution Digital's angle with 'eMERGE' highlights how cable ops will blend their own TV services with premium OTT video services and other digital-only content.

Verizon: Vendor AI Not Ready for Prime Time
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Verizon's wireline unit is developing its own machine learning internally using open source tools and 'agile' development methods.

SAP Debuts Cloud Tools for Old-School & New Wave Developers
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

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
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

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.

Are Retailers Leaving Amazon Cloud?
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Some retailers are moving to platforms that aren't competing for customers. Others just want to keep their options open.

Eurobites: Telia Lands Norwegian NB-IoT Deal
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia commits to 5G launch in early 2019; Sigfox grows its network; KPN's new hire; Orange lands in-flight connectivity deal.

Finland's 5G sale is no Italian job
News Analysis | 10/2/2018

Finland's 5G auction has left each mobile operator with a sizable chunk of spectrum and not come at a crippling cost.

The New Infinera Is Already on Edge
The Philter | 10/1/2018

Infinera closed its acquisition of Coriant today, creating one of the world's largest optical networking providers with 600 customers around the world. But talk of a major account challenge mounted by Ciena sent the company's stock tumbling more than 15%.

Comcast Hires Industry Vet to Help Lead X1, Other Video Products
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Ranga Muvavarirwa played a big role in helping Time Warner Cable extend IP video apps to broad mix of retail streaming platforms.

Vodafone Revs Up DOCSIS 3.1 in Germany
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Major European provider becomes second MSO to launch gigabit-enabling D3.1 service in Germany, following the launch by Liberty Global's Unitymedia unit in May.

Key Takeaways From Open Networking Summit Europe
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/1/2018

Open source may have gained support from the communications service provider (CSP) community, but there are some major challenges in making use of it.

Equinix: Scale or Die
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

VP Bill Long tells NFV-Carrier SDN crowd that niche players and new entrants face a much riskier market, even though hardware capex requirements are much lower.

DoJ Slaps California With Net Neutrality Suit
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Claims that California's tough law illegally subverts federal government's deregulatory approach with 'burdensome state regulation.'

Caavo's Video God Box Enters the Mainstream
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Startup's sub-$100, mass-market focused, all-seeing 'Control Center' unifies search, navigation and playback for up to four devices, including set-top boxes, game consoles and streaming media players.

Italy's €6B+ 5G Auction Risks Roman Ruins
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

An Italian spectrum auction risks crippling telcos on the brink of 5G rollout and should serve as a warning to other European authorities.

Eurobites: BT Transfers 31K Workers to Openreach
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei helps Monaco go 'nationwide' with 5G; Vodafone brings gigabit broadband to Bavaria; Deutsche Telekom beefs up LTE coverage in Hesse.

Microsoft Secures IoT 'Dark Matter'
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

Microsoft is developing hardware and software tools to help secure 80 billion Internet of Things devices that will come online by 2025.

Cable's Fiber Outlook Gets Clearer With Coherent Optics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/1/2018

Cable is exploring coherent optics technology to better access the cable network and improve fiber networks to increase capacity tenfold.

Verizon's Home-Grown 5G Arrives Today
News Analysis | 10/1/2018

It's here! Commercial 5G arrives in the US with the launch of Verizon's fixed wireless service, which is initially based on in-house tech specs.

3 Takeaways From Microsoft Ignite
Wagner’s Ring | 10/1/2018

Microsoft is striving to win cloud customers with a new telco strategic focus, HoloLens augmented reality, and by forswearing competing with customers – unlike, Microsoft says, its crosstown rivals at Amazon Web Services.

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