This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Ellen Pao shares an excerpt from her revealing new book; Susan Fowler fights class action waivers; Uber's financials grow despite its drama; and more.
New research discovers the first signs of 'OTT fatigue,' with younger respondents increasingly concerned about the cost of adding up these services.
Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, Google and other vendors are mixing on-prem and public cloud technologies, hoping they go together like peanut butter and chocolate.
During the past year or so, vendors have taken interest in intent-based networks (IBNs), and standards development organizations have started working toward finding an industry standard for this cost- and time-saving development.
Cloud+X is the best choice for carriers' enterprise market expansion plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria buys Swiss cloud provider Exoscale; Russians warm to pricier devices; Telenor downbeat on 5G; Sequans makes AT&T inroads.
Guangdong Telecom's all-fiber network deployment transformed its enterprise services potential.
There are still a lot of problems and challenges that impede the construction of an information-based enterprise but Huawei has some solutions.
For telcos, automation puts an awkward spotlight on employee value. Investors will be watching.
VMware's second-quarter earnings reflect the company's continued transformation into a significant cloud player.
Comcast will start selling solar energy service through a partnership with the company Sunrun later this year.
Industry boosts in the B2B market meet new enterprise service requirements.
Ericsson's new chief technology officer wants to take 5G in a different direction from previous network technologies.
Cable R&D group sees both emerging technologies becoming full specs within the next year or so as the industry looks beyond DOCSIS 3.1 for bandwidth boosts.
'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.'
A new report from the Linux Foundation and Dice shows companies are looking to hire more IT admins with open source skills to support various cloud plans and digital transformation projects.
Verizon's Shawn Hakl says the addition of Check Point to Verizon Virtual Network Services fits in with Verizon's strategy to provide customers with an expanding software catalog that works over a broad spectrum of hardware.
With a new CEO, ZeroStack is looking to make on-premises infrastructure as hassle-free as public cloud.
The NFV startup discusses how network process automation creates disruption and how the lack of it can kill innovation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brexit bites for Dixons Carphone; Israel's Bezeq sees profits shrink; Ericsson takes gigabit LTE into China.
Consumers will be able to order Walmart merchandise through Google Assistant.
Network operators are pushing ahead with MANO deployments and open source is attacking the standards issues - but so are others.
Gigabit LTE, dual-cameras and pen-scroll translation are amoung the notable features of the Note 8.
Chinese operator says it will start commercial trials of 5G in 2019 as it reports growth in sales and profits for the first half of the year.
Google will now offer standard and premier networking options for its cloud customers.
How Huawei's unified communications and videoconferencing platforms are saving time and money and improving customer experience for users in Italy.
AT&T remains confident about deal closure despite concerns by Brazilian regulators.
'Project Brainwave' is a deep-learning acceleration platform that Microsoft is developing and will deliver through its Azure public cloud.
In addition to providing software-based networking and virtualized security services, Verizon's new SD-Branch service also addresses cloud-based end-user management for its enterprise customers.
In addition to launching the new service, Forward scored $16 million in funding.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to spend another £17.6 million on Cornish broadband; Nokia launches another 5G initiative; Sweden's Com Hem makes smart home move.
Independent third-party lab used to test EdgeConnect system's ability to support application performance during heavy congestion, blackout.
Big US telco extends fiber reach to two new areas, expands fiber service in 20 existing markets and launches G.fast service in 22 metros outside its traditional footprint.
With the help of recently acquired startup Scyfer, Qualcomm plans to embed AI in all manner of devices, including cars.
Total warchest now about $200 million for the cloud data protection and management specialist.
An agreement between Microsoft and Red Hat will allow Windows Server containers to run natively on several different Red Hat platforms.
Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones reviews the Moto Z2 Play, which he calls 'a nice modern Android phone with good battery life and one of the nicest cameras' he's seen. The Moto Z2 Play is a Gigabit LTE-ready phone, but we were not able to test speeds that fast in the US.
A new Heavy Reading report looks into NFV MANO's progress, including the importance of OpenStack and open source efforts.
With TV moving to all-IP, Comcast's Xfinity on Campus offering only grows more valuable.
Google debuts Chrome Enterprise to enhance enterprise security and management for Chromebooks and other Chrome devices.
Disney to provide the first 'channel' on Malaysia-based streaming video service iflix.
IBM and a consortium of major retail and distribution vendors are planning to use blockchain technology to better monitor and secure the global supply chain for food.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands managed services deal in Denmark; Avaaz hits out at Murdoch's bid for Sky; Orange aims to go greener in Africa.
Verizon and vendors get faster LTE in the lab – as Gigabit LTE-capable phones arrive – but the commercial network isn't there yet.
AT&T has reason to be insecure in the home security market.
How can communications service providers develop new lines of business based on emerging trends in the enterprise ICT sector?
From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast launches an MVNO; T-Mobile activates a spectrum band no one can use; and BT invokes the almighty power of Twitter to big up its sports content.
Serpil Bayraktar, a principal engineer in Cisco's CTAO office, reveals which three technologies have been the most impactful over her 26-year comms career.
After partnering for several years, Cisco is acquiring SpringPath for $320 million to boost its hyperconverged portfolio for enterprise data centers.
Network automation can save an enterprise time, money and resources. However, it's not easy to start. To help, here are three useful tips to get the process going.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK broadband customers could lose out; Telecom Italia and Mediaset urged to team up; Ericsson and MTS trial LAA.
Adds end-to-end encryption with on-prem key storage, analytics and mobile device management.
Conversica AI software, sold in a SaaS model, launches conversations with potential customers that lead to higher sales.
Enterprises will be able to manage software-defined networks on premises or in AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform using Cisco native ACI tools.
A spectrum dispute between BT and 3 seems unlikely to hinder the UK's digital competitiveness in the 5G era.
Gluware claims to be launching the industry's first multi-vendor, multi-domain IT automation and orchestration solutions that incorporate model-driven intent-based networking features.
Here's how to build and scale a secure digital video business with confidence.
CableLabs expects new ETSI standards to accelerate network functions virtualization.
While some have speculated that Cisco's acquisition of Viptela means the end of IWAN, analysts predict an integration of features from both SD-WAN solutions.
No small software company has been as persistently engaged in automation efforts without seeing much in sales – is that about to change?
In the latest sign that a US infrastructure bill is unlikely to get done this year, President Trump has reportedly nixed plans for an infrastructure advisory council.
Consultant warns telco execs not to assume they need gigabit services to counter splashy marketing campaigns by competitors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes progress in security sector; Smarsh buys Cognia; Spotify silences the hate; uh-oh, here comes the 'bothie.'
A report suggests the rush to cloud computing could make the SD-WAN market worth $1.6 billion by 2021.
This week in our WiC roundup: Even children's shoes are unfairly gendered; backlash galore for Google gender memo author; can being female be used as an advantage in tech?; and more.
With a deadline extension until September 1, there's still time to enter the annual Global Telecoms Awards run by our sister site, Telecoms.com
Telecom operators need to move from complex, error-prone manual test processes to more automated, consistent and streamlined test procedures where admin is minimized.
Ericsson's headcount could be reduced by up to 25,000 as part of the Swedish vendor's new cost-cutting measures, according to sources cited by Svenska Dagbladet.
Despite losses in its cloud division, Alibaba now boasts over 1 million paying customers.
And just like that, Comcast is a mobile carrier.
Azure support is designed to help enterprises avoid cloud vendor lock-in.
New research finds that cord-cutting among the larger Canadian operators has slowed, largely due to the adoption of Comcast's X1 platform.
Druva is launching a suite of backup, security and governance services to help enterprises take back control they lose when they move data to the cloud.
Proceeds to be used for 4G and 5G developments as Tencent and Alibaba are named among the private companies lined up for a stake in China's third-largest operator.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom H1 revenue flat; Kudelski charts its changing business mix; Irish complain about their Apple tax task.
ON2020 has been surveying the optical networking needs and evolution strategies of leading network operators and is ready to share the results at ECOC 2017.
Routing and switching revenues drop 9% year-over-year as Cisco wrestles with business transitions and a spotty service-provider market.
Despite in-line financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2017, Cisco revenue declines continued as it looks to embrace the cloud, security and its 'network intuitive' platform.
While SDN and NFV are useful tools, automation is crucial to the evolution of carriers' networks and services.
Verizon will build its own private network core to take on AT&T's FirstNet public safety effort.
New service helps enterprise write serverless apps more quickly, and let them make more efficient – and less expensive – use of cloud resources.
Amazon announced it will be shuttering its Lovefilm DVD-by-mail business in the UK and Germany by the end of October.
Juniper Research is expecting over 1 billion 5G connections by 2025, up 232% from the expected launch in 2019. Many of these will be IoT devices.
Can Apple buy its way into the TV market?
Using spectrum it won at auction, T-Mobile has turned on its first 600MHz 4G sites, which will also be important to its 5G future.
The emergence of public cloud, SaaS and DevOps is changing the way IT purchases security for the enterprise, according to Gartner.
Announcement one of many at vendor's annual customer/media event, signaling early progress on the virtualized access front.
Private data exchange capacity is growing at a much faster pace than the Internet equivalent, according to a new index developed by Equinix.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: western Europe still taking the tablets; Scottish parliament under cyber attack; Uber makes partial withdrawal from Finland; Accedo boosts Channel 4's catch-up service.
With the work year gearing up as the summer winds down, what can we expect from enterprise cloud? Find out on our webinar Tuesday, August 22.
It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMware.
Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
That's Minimal Viable Product, a process that's speeding up CenturyLink's service rollouts.
When Disney buys BAMTech, AT&T could become a defacto customer for video infrastructure services.
The number six US cable operator seeks to use proceeds from recent IPO and Chicago fiber network sale to fund the extension of its HFC network to adjoining service territories.
Microsoft is adding a layer of cloud orchestration to its Azure cloud with the acquisition of Cycle Computing.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich had stood with Trump on high-profile initiatives, but left an executive board of business advisors after the President's slow response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Rackspace is expanding its managed security service with encryption.
A new study commissioned by Akamai used new technology-based research methods to evaluate test subjects' responses to video streams at different qualities.
FICO is looking to AWS for global reach, security and features such as serverless computing and container report, says the financial services company, as OpenStack advocates cringe.
NFV MANO has been too slow to develop, so UBiqube is refocusing on the enterprise.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT demos FTTdp-based Gfast tech; Openet lands Orange Poland BSS contract; Clavister sees revenues rise in Q2; Norway set for supersized data center in Arctic Circle; BT culls its booths.
With offerings from AWS, Google and Microsoft, serverless computing has received a lot of attention, but be aware – it's not ready for prime time yet.
Or at least significantly shorter, thanks to IBM's recent breakthrough in deep learning performance, as IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter explains to Light Reading.
China Unicom has hinted at much stronger H1 profits than expected as it advances plans to bring private investors on board.
In addition to picking up Hulu and FICO has customers, AWS also announced some updates for its public cloud platform at its Summit in New York City.
An insider's perspective on how 4G and 5G standards get created.
While cord-cutting surged in the second quarter and promises to rise again this quarter, could the proliferation of OTT services lead consumers back to pay-TV bundles eventually?
Verizon is a long way from the go-go days of Fios TV expansion.
Oracle plans to offer its Exadata Cloud as part of the company's next-generation infrastructure.
Digital transformation: It's not just a meaningless marketing phrase.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investor calls for new BT boss; Altice moves towards full buyout of SFR; European Commission approves use of VULA products in Germany.
Former leader of CloudNFV group says industry took a wrong turn on NFV years ago and is now paying a heavy price.
Why James Damore, who was fired from Google for writing an anti-women memo, is more than just your average dumb monkey with a keyboard.
Heavy Reading takes a look into the open-source Central Office Reimagined as a Data Center project.
Liberty Global boasts big gains in next-gen video subs and new growth momentum after rebooting its Project Lightning initiative in the UK.
Benchmark Capital wants to remove ousted CEO Kalanick from the Uber board and curtail his alleged plans to stack it with loyalists and return to the company after a leave of absence.
When Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon rocket takes off later this month to the ISS, it will be equipped with an HPE supercomputer dubbed Spaceborne.
Snapchat has been seen as the primary competitor for Facebook in the coming years, but now it has missed Wall Street expectations for two straight quarters. Will investors keep the faith?
Microsoft introduces Coco, a blockchain platform designed to improve scalability, speed, governance and privacy for enterprise needs.
The video and music streaming service unit of Hong Kong giant PCCW is taking on some notable new investors that will jointly own a minority stake.
Also in today's regional roundup: Encouraging trends from Tecnotree; Manx Telecom suspends its CFO; Avanti seeks a new CEO.
This week in our WiC roundup: A guide to podcasts by and for women; college women in STEM experience gender exclusion; harassment in tech is the norm in Oz/NZ; and more.
Even in the cloud, location matters thanks to regulation, as Ashwin Krishnan of Hytrust explains.
SKT has tested out a new repeater on its 5G trial network in Seoul.
New white paper signals movement forward in telecom standards group's collaboration with auto industry.
Amazon is getting behind Kubernetes, taking on a bigger role in open source and educating enterprises on digital transformation.
Who benefits from the new Ethernet protocol and why? Ixia Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Harris has some suggestions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel takes a near 10% stake in Zain; Interoute improves its margins; Ericsson lands role in smart meter project.
Sony is using IBM's blockchain to bring the technology to the education sector.
Facebook is launching a new video tab, called Watch, dedicated to video shows and offering professionally produced content.
MetTel's Ed Fox explains the SD-WAN deployment challenge in assisting enterprise customers is making the transition from a legacy approach to security to a secure SD-WAN.
Altice is reportedly preparing to join the bidding contest for Charter Communications after Charter snubbed overtures by Sprint and SoftBank two weeks ago.
Having developed a multidomain-orchestrator approach to NFV, CenturyLink now needs a way for that orchestrator to understand the network. Enter big data.
Still whittling down its video customer base, rogue US MSO boosts revenues, income and profit margins by raising video and broadband rates and slashing costs.
The ITC will look into Qualcomm's complaints against Apple within the next 45 days.
A study conducted by Ubuntu maker Canonical finds that the IoT market needs skilled workers, especially ones with knowledge of big data, analytics and security.
Also in today's regional roundup: Cloud services player OVH continues its expansion; MegaFon boasts near-Gigabit LTE capabilities; and Ireland's Imagine dreams of fixed wireless broadband success.
Startups Filecoin and Cloudwith.me have big plans to build peer-to-peer cloud platforms powered by blockchain, but they'll face technical and regulatory obstacles.
Following on the heels of CBS, Disney announced the forthcoming launch of a global direct-to-consumer streaming service.
Just a few years ago, Gigabit mobile broadband was almost unthinkable. In 2017 it will be a reality.
Windstream launched the first update to its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions portfolio, which includes the addition of Broadview's OfficeSuite paired with the operator's SD-WAN platform.
Chatbot and messaging platform entrepreneur warns that telecom network operators are about to be left behind if they don't move quickly on RCS.
A final DOJ vote will likely now happen in the fall.
US broadcaster CBS has announced that it will be launching its OTT streaming service in Canada in the first half of next year, followed by several other countries.
Fifth-largest US MSO sees another steady increase in broadband subscribers in the second quarter as it keeps extending gigabit service throughout its territories.
Filecoin and Cloudwith.me are both raising money using funding mechanisms based on blockchain, to build cloud infrastructures enabled by blockchain.
Google terminates the engineer who wrote a ten-page memo criticizing the company's diversity practices and blaming gender imbalance on psychological differences.
Washington State's Department of Transportation is building out its private cloud infrastructure. It might be slow but the results are worth it.
IBM Research is looking to speed up deep learning across multiple servers and GPUs with new software that uses APIs to hook into a number of open source frameworks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi denies having control of Telecom Italia; UK government sounds warning on cyber-sloppiness; KCOM fined for emergency call failings.
Brocade's SDN controller business has a new home at Lumina Networks, under the stewardship of ex-Brocadian CEO Andrew Coward.
John Zannos, formerly of Canonical, has joined Inocybe as chief revenue officer as the company expands into San Francisco, Boston and London.
The world's seventh-biggest telco by customer numbers has made a new digital platform the very centerpiece of its strategy.
With the TiVo-Rovi integration still moving ahead at a good clip and new deals coming in, the company has raised its revenue and pre-tax income forecasts for the year.
Are we getting to the end of Sprint's long M&A road?
Samsung Vice Chairman Lee denies allegations as the trial draws to a close.
With budget shifting away from IT, CIOs need to find allies in their enterprises to help get cloud computing projects, as well as other tech initiatives, implemented. It's time to be buddies with the CFO.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Mobile Austria picks Huawei for optical transport boost; TrueSpeed wins investment for rural rollout; BT qualifies to bid for US government work.
Updates to Nyansa's Voyance service help tech support diagnose problems brought on by BYOD and network complexity.
Representation of women faculty at the collegiate level is improving, and so is the number of female students -- good news for the tech industry as it faces a huge talent shortage.
Japanese technology giant benefited from earnings growth at its US telecom business and new investment activities.
Infinera can't wait for CenturyLink and Level 3 to finish that merger.
Arista stock leaped upward on Friday after reporting fantastic quarterly results, driven in part by Microsoft and other cloud customers.
Big US telco continues to struggle on the consumer broadband end due to more intense cable competition as it scrambles to boost data speeds.
The difficulty of shifting customers onto new all-IP systems could see the German operator miss a target for broadband revenue growth.
HPE will officially spin off its software division on August 21 into a new company called SeattleSpin Co., which will then become a subsidiary of Micro Focus.
A survey from Forrester and Appian, which makes low-code tools, shows the technology is helping to speed up the development of applications in the era of cloud, DevOps and digital transformation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky sounds out Open Fiber on collaboration in Italy; Hyperoptic wins public sector gig in Newcastle; BBC buffs up its FA Cup coverage.
New research from the ITU finds that growth in Internet adoption is being driven by younger people and mobile networks are increasingly being used to access the web, rather than fixed-line networks.
COO Anthony Noto, nicknamed the 'wartime CEO,' wants to turn the social network into a 24x7 live video platform.
AppViewX extending its toolkit for app deployment and orchestration to automate manual processes and help network operators save time.
This week in our WiC roundup: Preparing toddlers for robots; gender preferences in the office; Tesla makes an innovative (and long-overdue) move; and more.
In a voice vote Thursday, the US Senate approved both Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel and Republican Brendan Carr as commissioners, bringing the FCC back to full strength.
Stock prices continue to slide for larger incumbents with rural coverage areas, leading Windstream management to cancel its dividend.
Uber's search for a new CEO continues as its list of candidates narrows; those left inside work to improve their culture, starting with how managers do employee reviews.
German incumbent will start to spend more heavily on an FTTH rollout in 2019, CFO tells analysts.
After a series of acquisitions, the company is aggressively pursuing expansion of internal sales, but may still be in acquisition mode.
AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie is set to retire September 1.
The Spanish telco is opening new data center facilities and taking Unica further into its network operations.
The AppViewX platform is designed to automate manual processes and save valuable time in hybrid cloud deployments.
Video-sharing site has been criticized for allowing hate speech on its site, and faces challenges from advertisers concerned that their ads appear next to inappropriate content.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3's H1 revenue up, but earnings down; Vivendi could hang on to Mediaset stake; Brits binge on box sets; Sky launches loyalty program.
With the Internet of Things continuing to grow, a group of US senators is looking to get a better handle on the security of connected devices.
German incumbent sees continued momentum at T-Mobile US and positive signs in its European markets.
Arris now predicts it will close on its acquisition of Ruckus Wireless in early Q4, but the status of the related Broadcom/Brocade transaction keeps the deal in doubt.
Sales and revenues are off, but an increase in high-bandwidth sales to enterprises can offset legacy sales losses.
AT&T and Verizon are one-two but after that it's all about the mergers to determine who owns the most fiber-lit buildings.
A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?
Spanish operator says it is working on aligning OSM efforts with those of ONAP and acknowledges the latter has a broader remit.
Tallying up DOCSIS 3.1 deployments across the US.
Apple banned unlicensed VPN apps from its Chinese App Store in compliance with local law, as it does in all countries it does business in, CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday.
Despite some challenges ahead, the utility sector remains a promising one for LPWA, not least because utilities themselves are seeing the benefits of becoming more digital throughout their operations, and because of the increasing coverage of networks and availability of key enabling components, such as communications modules from a broadening ecosystem.
Two reports offer insight into advertising effectiveness via broadcast TV and streaming video to specialized OTT devices.
The latest ECN webinar is all about keeping your data safe in the era of cloud.
Oracle is releasing a massive update to its Cloud Applications suite, including significant additions for supply chain, ERP, human resources and customer experience.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SoundCloud close to stakes sale; CityFibre closes Entanet deal; T-Systems lands health insurance gig; Amazon bags ATP tennis rights in UK.
Of the leading cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Google – Amazon is over three times the size of its nearest competitor, according to a Synergy Research report.
Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
While President Donald Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to build three manufacturing plants in the US, Cook claims Apple has created 2 million jobs.
It's slated for Q4, but the actual launch date? Sorry.
Cloud services revenue hit an all-time record for Apple in quarterly results announced Tuesday, as the company also touted strong enterprise gains.
New service packages would enable 600,000 customers to move off landline phones and save money while accessing many advanced features.
Vodafone's David Amzallag is carving out a new career helping startups. First stop: Sedona and its multilayer SDN mission.
VoLTE holds plenty of appeal in India as a way of supporting low-cost but high-quality voice services.
Red Hat plans to incorporate Permabit's storage compression technology into its Linux platform, as well as hyperconverged and container offerings.
Cox plans DOCSIS 3.1 launch before end of year.
CEO Marcello Claure stressed, however, that Sprint has been considering a lot of different options and talking to a lot of potential partners.
Nokia's plan to develop a standalone software company shows early signs of promise.
Rackspace is broadening its professional services and tools for large enterprise cloud migration to AWS.
Healthcare is embracing cloud computing almost as fast as traditional enterprises. Why this sudden acceptance of technology? ECN went looking for answers.
Talari's focus is providing an SD-WAN solution for enterprise customers that want to leverage their investment in legacy equipment and don't necessarily want to work with a service provider for SD-WAN.
Twitter announced that it has grown its premium video offering but that monthly users were flat for the second quarter.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government targets online terrorism; Telsis takes M-net's emergency call; Ofcom consults on ducts and poles; O2 adds WiFi to the London Eye.
S-Net is looking to provide low cost and flexibility for its cloud voice and data enterprise customers.
S-Net has already deployed Versa's SD-WAN service to about 15 customers and more than 100 locations.