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Five Words Describe Black Hat at SecurityNow.com
News Analysis | 7/31/2017

Five simple words describe three days of conference sessions at Black Hat 2017.

Mavenir Buys Brocade's EPC Software Biz
News Analysis | 7/31/2017

Mavenir aims to be a 5G player.

Comcast Joins ONAP
News Analysis | 7/31/2017

Cable operator the first to join open source project led by AT&T to define network management, orchestration and automation of NFV/SDN.

Starry Fixed Wireless Debuts at $50/Month
News Analysis | 7/31/2017

The startup out of Boston expanded beta access to its service to paying customers.

Charter Rebuffs Sprint, Still a SoftBank Target?
News Analysis | 7/31/2017

After cable giant rebuffs efforts by SoftBank's Son to be acquired and merged with Sprint, a direct acquisition is still rumored.

Comic-Con Photos: That's Not a Costume. It's Actually a Cat
Wagner’s Ring | 7/31/2017

Enterprise Cloud News editor Mitch Wagner takes a day off to see the sights at Comic-Con.

SD-WAN Market Will Hit $8B by 2021
Scott Ferguson | 7/31/2017

With enterprise investing more in cloud, big data and mobile, it's driving a greater need for SD-WAN, and creating a major market that is only now starting to grow.

Hutchison Offloads Fixed-Line Unit for $1.9B
News Analysis | 7/31/2017

Hong Kong operator says the sale of the fixed-line business will allow it to focus on mobile.

AWS, Despite Slowdown, Reigns Over Cloud Market – Report
Scott Ferguson | 7/31/2017

Synergy Research's latest look at the global cloud market finds that AWS is about three times larger than its next closest rival.

Verizon SVP Bridges the Network/Consumer Divide
Mentor Monday | 7/31/2017

Aparna Khurjekar shares how she keeps tabs on consumer interests, leads diverse teams, makes mentoring a priority and more.

BT Offers to Spend £600M on Rural Broadband
News Analysis | 7/31/2017

Proposal could lead to higher charges for BT's retail broadband rivals and higher prices for broadband consumers.

Eurobites: Ofcom Consults on 26GHz Band for 5G
News Analysis | 7/31/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Millicom pulls out of Wari deal; SEE launches cloud connectivity service; fiber for Yorkshire.

A 5G Apple iPhone? Don't Hold Your Breath!
Jonestown | 7/31/2017

Apple's 5G tests are still at a very early stage.

Sprint Proposes Merger With Charter – Report
News Analysis | 7/29/2017

But Charter might be a reluctant suitor.

When Is a Gig Not a Gig? When It's Gigabit LTE!
News Analysis | 7/28/2017

But new LTE advances still promise the fastest 4G phones and networks yet.

Altice USA Begins Fiber Buildout
News Analysis | 7/28/2017

Altice's fiber-to-the-home buildout has officially begun in the US.

Vivendi's Genish Gets GM Job at Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 7/28/2017

Appointment of another Vivendi executive in a senior leadership role is a further sign of the French company's growing influence.

Sprint Plus Cable, Still on the Table – Report
News Analysis | 7/28/2017

Comcast and Charter may yet sign a reseller deal with Sprint to supplement their MVNO agreement with Verizon.

HPE's Meg Whitman Says No to Uber
Scott Ferguson | 7/28/2017

HPE CEO Meg Whitman says she's staying at the company and will not be the CEO of Uber.

Will Automation Take All the IT Jobs?
Wagner’s Ring | 7/28/2017

If maintenance and operations require fewer workers, where do all those workers go?

Sky Eyes Spanish Streaming Opportunity
News Analysis | 7/28/2017

Sky has announced in its earnings report that it will be entering the Spanish market with an OTT video streaming service.

Vendor Lock-In, Security Remain Major Cloud Obstacles – Study
Scott Ferguson | 7/28/2017

A study conducted by Stratoscale finds that the main obstacles to cloud include vendor lock-in, as well as security, especially with public IaaS.

BT Rejigs Consumer Biz as Profits Hit by £225M Italy Payout
News Analysis | 7/28/2017

BT puts EE boss in charge of a consumer division that will include all fixed and mobile activities, but shares fall in the operator after it takes further charges related to its Italian accounting scandal.

Eurobites: Cattaneo Leaves Telecom Italia on a Half-Year High
News Analysis | 7/28/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sells Austrian business; Proximus holds steady in Q2; MTS buys regional operator in Urals.

WiCipedia: 'Build Up, Never Tear Down'
WiCipedia | 7/28/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Uber's saving grace; 'boys will be boys'; gaming without prejudice; and more.

AWS Engine Pulls the Amazon Train in Q2
Wagner’s Ring | 7/27/2017

With 42% year-over-year growth, AWS is the fastest-growing part of Amazon's business.

Charter Chugs Along Despite Video Losses
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

Q2 earnings were a disappointment, but Charter is sticking to its long-term strategy.

LTE-M Cleaning Up in NB-IoT's Absence, Says Altair Co-Founder
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

Senior executive at chipmaker is the latest industry figure to suggest LTE-M could deal NB-IoT a big blow.

Huawei Slowdown Casts Pall Over Network Sector
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

A sharp slowdown in revenue growth at Huawei is a worrying indicator for the broader market.

Verizon Bigs Up 5G, Small Cells for Q2
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

But the operator lags AT&T and T-Mobile for postpaid customer adds for the second quarter.

Nokia Shames Ericsson on Profits but Sees Trouble Ahead
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

Finnish vendor smashes analyst expectations on profit performance but warns investors that its network sales will decline at a steeper rate than previously expected.

Cloud Networking Pioneer Big Switch Scores $30.7M Funding
Wagner’s Ring | 7/27/2017

Brings the total to $120 million for the SDN specialist.

Mitel, ShoreTel Deal Emphasizes UC in the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 7/27/2017

Mitel's $530 million acquisition of ShoreTel puts the emphasis on shifting UC to the cloud as a way to compete against more nimble players such as Slack.

Allstate Learns to Innovate With the Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 7/27/2017

The 86-year-old insurer faces competition from online upstarts, and has had to learn to innovate.

Huawei at Center of Pacific Cable Spat
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

Australian government threatens to veto subsea cable over Huawei role.

Salesforce Service Cloud Gets Personal
Scott Ferguson | 7/27/2017

With customers looking for a much more personalized service, the latest update to Salesforce's Service Cloud allows enterprises to quickly give their consumers this added layer of attention.

Telefónica Gets 'Olé' From Investors Despite Pain in Spain
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

Spanish operator raises full-year sales guidance and lauds progress on cost savings and debt reduction.

German Video Revenues Hit New Heights – VPRT
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

New research from commercial broadcast association VPRT finds that revenue from pay-TV and video services grew 11% last year and predicts growth will be sustained in 2017.

Eurobites: Orange Returns to Growth in France
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the cost of soccer rights slide-tackles Sky's profits; O2 forced to throttle Brits' data roaming; Telecom Italia trumpets LAA trial.

GigaSpaces Spins Off Cloudify as Standalone Company
Scott Ferguson | 7/27/2017

As its own company, Cloudify will focus on management and orchestration of cloud apps, as well as NFV.

Comcast Lines Up Fall Launch for 'Instant TV'
News Analysis | 7/27/2017

Comcast's new low-cost IPTV service won't be for everyone.

F5 Still Faces Growing Pains in the Cloud
News Analysis | 7/26/2017

F5's Q3 was marred by macroeconomic issues, but the bigger looming issue is still the cloud.

Microsoft Fires Shot at Google With Containers
Wagner’s Ring | 7/26/2017

Enterprise container support in Azure hits Google Cloud Platform close to home.

The Hidden (Human) Cost of Automation
From the Founder | 7/26/2017

NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.

128T Still Bucking SD-WAN Trend
News Analysis | 7/26/2017

Intelligent routing solution finding traction among large enterprises and interest in the telecom sector, but is it too different?

RJio Rivals May Have to Subsidize Devices
News Analysis | 7/26/2017

The launch of a low-cost 4G handset by India's new entrant could force the country's biggest players to take dramatic steps.

Capex Plummets in Alphabet's 'Other Bets'
News Analysis | 7/26/2017

Alphabet is spending a lot less now that it's reeled back its fiber ambitions.

Eurobites: Telefónica Appoints New COO
News Analysis | 7/26/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: linear TV viewing declines in Europe; Italian bank hacked; Irish VoIP deal signed.

HPE's Meg Whitman Considered for Uber CEO – Report
Scott Ferguson | 7/26/2017

HPE CEO Meg Whitman is being considered for the top job at Uber, according to Bloomberg.

Digital Transformation Causing Sleepless Nights for IT – Study
Scott Ferguson | 7/26/2017

A report from Couchbase finds that IT leaders and CIOs are worried about their business being left behind in the move to digital transformation.

Vivendi to Launch New Italian TV Offensive With TIM, Canal Plus
News Analysis | 7/26/2017

Telecom Italia is set to launch a new premium content channel as well as acquire and produce content in partnership with fellow Vivendi company Canal Plus, according to reports.

KPN Buoyed by Cost Savings, Consumer Growth
News Analysis | 7/26/2017

Dutch incumbent struggles in business and wholesale markets but is making good progress on cost savings and at its consumer operation.

AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/26/2017

AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.

AT&T Adds 2.8M Subs Across US & Mexico, Various Connected Devices in Q2
News Analysis | 7/26/2017

CFO talks TWC, Capex, FirstNet, 5G and more on wide-ranging Q2 call.

Juniper Teases Possible Acquisitions in Cloud Security, SD-WAN
Wagner’s Ring | 7/25/2017

The networking vendor is doing well in quarterly earnings, driven by cloud growth.

Telecom Not Big Part of Juniper's Good News
News Analysis | 7/25/2017

Vendor posted third straight quarter of solid growth, but attributes that mostly to cloud vertical.

FTTH Pressure Grows on Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 7/25/2017

Could cable-based rivalry and 5G realities force Deutsche Telekom to give up its FTTH resistance?

Cable Eyes SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/25/2017

Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is offering cable multiple system operators (MSOs) a leg up in the market, offering solutions other than fiber, such as DOCSIS 3.1; however, it is not without its challenges.

CenturyLink: Hybrid SD-WANs Ain't No Picnic
News Analysis | 7/25/2017

New managed services bundles address enterprise demand for managing traffic over combination of private MPLS services and SD-WANs.

ZoneTV Programs Television Like Pandora
News Analysis | 7/25/2017

ZoneTV is turning channels into apps and adding on-the-fly personalization.

Google Launches Fight Club for AI Security
Wagner’s Ring | 7/25/2017

A Google competition pits machine learning attackers against machine learning defenders to strengthen security.

NCTC Adds Vue to Line-Up
News Analysis | 7/25/2017

Cable co-operative announces deal with OTT service Vue, allowing members to distribute Sony PlayStation's skinny bundle.

Eurobites: Google's Q2 Gouged by EU Mega-Fine
News Analysis | 7/25/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: online giants pressed on terms of use; Vodafone Germany hails half-gigabit rollout; Arqiva trials FWA with Samsung.

Microsoft Designing Its Own AI Chip
Scott Ferguson | 7/25/2017

Microsoft continues to place big bets on AI, and now Redmond is planning on building its own artificial intelligence chip for HoloLens.

Upskill U With MetTel on NFV & Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/25/2017

This week at Upskill U, Ed Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, will cover the challenges operators face in furthering their goals for NFV while also meeting security requirements.

India's Telcos Outraged by Plans for Local Gear Tests
News Analysis | 7/25/2017

Indian service providers say government plans for local equipment testing would drive up costs and disrupt business.

WiC Radio: Tune In to Hear the Ovum Outlook
Que Sera Sarah | 7/25/2017

Nicole Engelbert, the director of research and analsis for Ovum, will be joining Women in Comms on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 11:00 a.m. EST to talk all things women in tech.

SoftBank Eyeing Major Stake in Uber – Report
News Analysis | 7/25/2017

Having made investments in Uber rivals throughout Asia, Japan's SoftBank is now eyeing a stake in the US company.

Google Growth Driven by Enterprise Cloud & Machine Learning
Wagner’s Ring | 7/24/2017

Google claims its drive to diversify beyond ad revenue is paying off, although its Q2 earnings didn't include specifics about growth in cloud or machine learning.

Edge Computing: AT&T's Next Big Play?
News Analysis | 7/24/2017

CTO says mobile operators are uniquely positioned to deliver the distributed cloud computing power next-gen apps will require.

Cattaneo Quits as Telecom Italia CEO, Gets €25M
News Analysis | 7/24/2017

Departing chief executive will get a total payout of €25 million as Telecom Italia promises to continue pursuing his fiber rollout plan.

100G Growth Fuels Race to 400G & Beyond
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/24/2017

Widespread deployment of 100G connections in data centers and across networks is driving demand for 400G solutions and funding development of 400G components.

Apple Gets 5G Test Approval
News Analysis | 7/24/2017

The iPhone vendor will be testing 28GHz and 39Ghz frequencies in California.

NetScout Data to Power Arbor Security
News Analysis | 7/24/2017

Two years after the acquisition of Arbor, NetScout's real-time performance data will help power Arbor's advanced threat detection.

What's a Little Throttling Between Friends?
MariNation | 7/24/2017

Verizon capped the speeds on video streaming apps last week, and customers weren't happy.

CBNL: 5G Backhaul Pain Can Be Microwave's Gain
News Analysis | 7/24/2017

The arrival of 5G services will add to the pressure on backhaul networks. Could the poor availability of low-cost fiber be an opportunity for a small UK microwave player?

New Arris Boxes Bring OTT to Tier 2 Market
News Analysis | 7/24/2017

Arris is unveiling new set-tops for smaller cable companies that are powered by Tivo and offer access to apps like Netflix and YouTube.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Is Useful but Not for Everyone
News Analysis | 7/24/2017

Microsoft is about to release its Azure Stack, which can help enterprises create hybrid clouds. However, the technology is not for everyone.

Enterprises Look to Bake Security Into DevOps – Study
Scott Ferguson | 7/24/2017

While DevOps remains a relatively new feature of the enterprise, security is one concept everyone can agree on. Now, many IT leaders are trying to combine the two.

Eurobites: Cattaneo Hopes for €30M Kiss-Off
News Analysis | 7/24/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Maroc Telecom's revenues down; ex-Xerox exec to supervise VEON; Nokia reclassifies its financials.

NFV, SDN, Big Data – It's All About Automation
Craig's A-List | 7/21/2017

The network must be automated. And Light Reading must write about it.

Telecom Italia CEO to Quit Next Week – Report
News Analysis | 7/21/2017

Cattaneo to step down on July 27, according to reports, after clashing with shareholder Vivendi.

RJio Disrupts Again With Low-Cost 4G Phone
News Analysis | 7/21/2017

India's disruptive new entrant has launched a low-cost 4G phone that could further shake up the sector.

Rogers Pencils In X1 Launch for 2018
News Analysis | 7/21/2017

Rogers reports strong Q2 earnings and further details on its launch of the Comcast X1 video platform.

Arista Switch Ban Stays in Place for Now
Scott Ferguson | 7/21/2017

The International Trade Commission has ruled that a ban against Arista's networking switches will stay in place for now.

Eurobites: ETNO's Most Excellent US Adventure
News Analysis | 7/21/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia's MTS downgraded; Net Insight Q2 sales down by nearly a third year-on-year; Deutsche Telekom joins ONF.

BBC Head: We Must Reinvent Broadcasting for a New Generation
News Analysis | 7/21/2017

BBC Director-General Tony Hall says BBC must respond to younger viewers consuming content in different ways in the British public broadcaster's annual report.

AWS Considering Kubernetes for Container Management – Report
Scott Ferguson | 7/21/2017

Amazon Web Services is reportedly considering using Google-backed Kubernetes for container orchestration management, although no firm decision has been made yet.

WiCipedia: From New Zealand to the Silicon Prairie & Beyond
WiCipedia | 7/21/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech make a timely departure; Smartphones put safety first; Silicon Prairie makes a statement; and more.

Brexit, India Weigh on Vodafone Sales
News Analysis | 7/21/2017

UK mobile operator reports modest growth in service revenues but is under pressure from Brexit at home and aggressive competition in India.

India's Airtel Accuses RJio of Trying to Kill Competition
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

The issue of interconnection fees has become the latest battleground between Airtel and RJio.

Discussing 5G Spectrum on Capitol Hill
Column | 7/20/2017

Status and next steps on spectrum policy for Gigabit LTE and 5G in the US and beyond.

Microsoft's Azure, Other Cloud Offerings Driving Solid Growth
Scott Ferguson | 7/20/2017

Robust cloud growth, especially within Azure, helps Microsoft close out its fiscal 2017 on a high note.

On Broadband, FCC Talks Carrots, Not Sticks
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

The FCC has clarified that it won't override the authority of cities and states when it comes to new guidelines for telecom pole attachments and other broadband deployment issues.

Deloitte Does Away With Diversity-Focused ERGs
Que Sera Sarah | 7/20/2017

Consulting firm will build 'inclusion councils' with white men in the mix instead of employee resource groups for women and minorities alone.

Google Cloud Platform Gets Speed Boost
Scott Ferguson | 7/20/2017

Google is planning to use the same congestion control algorithm it uses with search and YouTube to give the company's cloud platform a speed boost.

ADVA Takes a Haircut as It Warns of Tough H2
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

ADVA's share price takes a 15% hit following an earnings report that cited 'turbulent times' and a 'subdued' sales outlook but there won't be any job cuts, the CEO says.

Qualcomm Takes Q3 Pummeling From Apple
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

Chipmaker's sales and earnings headed south because of disputes with Apple and other parties.

Get Ready for Direct Detect 100G for Metro DCI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/20/2017

Challenging the dominance of coherent detection, direct detection modulation has re-emerged as an economically viable option in metro data center interconnection (DCI).

Apple's SSO Picked Up by Indy Operators
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

Ten operators affiliated with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) launched Apple's single sign-on facility within their TV Everywhere apps.

Battle Begins for Small Cells, Smart Cities
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

It's cities versus states in the latest battle over small cell deployments.

Apple Launches Machine Learning Journal
Scott Ferguson | 7/20/2017

The once secretive Apple is now publishing its machine learning research on a new website.

Eurobites: BT Tools Up for Regulatory Battle
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HMD Global CEO steps down; ADVA numbers down in Q2; UK win for ADTRAN; EE's 4G cliffhanger.

Telia to Slash 850 Jobs on Earnings Disappointment
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

Swedish operator blames fiber rollout difficulties for a decision to cut about 3% of the total workforce.

T-Mobile Adds 1.3M Subs, Stays Quiet on 'Rumorville'
News Analysis | 7/20/2017

For its Q2, T-Mobile beats the Street by a country mile.

Corning Buys Business Small Cell Specialist SpiderCloud
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Corning gets into the enterprise small cell biz with SpiderCloud buy.

For AT&T Mobile 'Edge,' Clouds Connect the Car & More to 5G
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

'We're all in.' AT&T puts a marker in the sand for future mobile edge network development.

RJio Spurs Indian Interest in NFV
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

The recent market entry of RJio is putting other operators under pressure to make investments in new software and virtualization technologies.

Adtran Reports Record Q2 Earnings
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Domestic and international operators' demand for software-defined networks drove Adtran to another successful quarter.

ZTE Net Profit Up 30% in First Half
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Chinese equipment supplier has recovered strongly from its clash with US authorities.

Juniper Taps Google Executive as CTO
Scott Ferguson | 7/19/2017

Juniper has picked Google's Bikash Koley to replace the company's co-founder Pradeep Sindhu, who stepped down at CTO earlier this year.

Mobile to Power Online Video Consumption – Zenith
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Latest edition of the media agency's annual Online Video Forecast finds that mobile video will power the next growth spurt in online video consumption.

Crown Castle Sticks to Fiber Diet With $7.1B Lightower Deal
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Towers company doubles its fiber footprint with latest takeover as it looks to provide backhaul capabilities for its small cell platform.

Oracle Eyes Its Own Style of Hybrid Cloud Expansion
Scott Ferguson | 7/19/2017

Additional updates to the Oracle Cloud at Customer look to bring the company's hybrid cloud offerings into customer's data centers.

MEF Tackles SD-WAN Standards
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Forum engages with SD-WAN vendors in working to standardize SD-WAN managed services and enable interoperability and automation.

Eurobites: DT's Van Damme Makes Way for Wössner
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's chief strategy officer departs; Telekom Austria, Tele2 enjoy positive Q2 numbers; MTS and Ericsson test Licensed Assisted Access.

Veritas Looks to Stop Data Running Wild
Wagner’s Ring | 7/19/2017

Veritas is introducing a suite of services for data management, backup, compliance and more, across the cloud and on premises.

Open APIs Key to Automation – AT&T's Rice
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Opening up network interfaces is a critical step on the road to automation, AT&T's Chris Rice tells Light Reading sister site UBB2020.

Brocade, Broadcom Merger in Doubt
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Merging players have been forced to give regulatory authorities more time to review their deal amid concern about the impact the move could have on competition.

Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/19/2017

Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.

Nutanix's First CIO Balances Her Many Roles
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

As the first CIO of Nutanix, Wendy Pfeiffer has many roles to play at the company. Here's how she finds a balance at the up-and-coming cloud vendor.

Chatbot Takes Charge: Vodafone's Customer Services Overhaul
News Analysis | 7/19/2017

Lambasted for earlier failings at its customer services operation, Vodafone hopes investments in artificial intelligence and digitalization will make it a frontrunner.

IBM's Cloud Strategy Helps, but Can't Stop Revenue Decline
Scott Ferguson | 7/18/2017

IBM continues to grow its cloud business, but these investments could not stop Big Blue's revenue decline in the second quarter of 2017.

Juniper Hires Google's Koley as CTO
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

Bikash Koley, who built Google's network and led the OpenConfig initiative, is coming to Juniper to fill Pradeep Sindhu's shoes.

AI Will Be Ubiquitous in 2020 but Overhyped in 2017 – Gartner
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

AI will be baked into every software product and service by 2020, but vendors jumping the gun to cash in the hype today are creating market confusion, Gartner says.

Can Mushroom Sprout in Crowded SD-WAN Field?
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

Vendor bringing VNF Design Studio to service provider market promising more flexible, app-centric and automated SD-WAN services.

Google Ordered to Turn Over Some Pay Details
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

The search giant maintains that it has no wage disparity between its male and female employees, but a judge is asking for contact info for 8,000 employees to prove it.

Rackspace, Pivotal Ink Partnership to Court Developers
Scott Ferguson | 7/18/2017

Rackspace is teaming up with Pivotal to reach developers who are creating cloud-native applications.

Comcast Accelerates Into 15 IoT Markets
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.

Eurobites: DT Trials G.fast for MDUs
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach probes FTTP demand; Exatel trials Rapid 5G; Oracle's cloud push creates 1,000 EMEA jobs.

Nutanix CIO: We Drink Our Own Champagne
Scott Ferguson | 7/18/2017

In the era of cloud, it's more than eating your own dog food. For Wendy Pfeiffer, the CIO of Nutanix, the challenges of running the infrastructure of a cloud provider requires a more elegant approach.

Startup TidalScale Scales Up Commodity Servers
Wagner’s Ring | 7/18/2017

While commodity servers are great for scaling out, they don't scale up. TidalScale is looking to fix that.

Liberty Global Joins Original Content Party
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

Liberty Global announces the launch of a global television production and distribution studio, Platform One Media, along with private equity firm TPG Growth.

Netflix Trades at Record Highs on Q2 Report
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

Netflix blew past subscriber forecasts with 5.2 million new customers in the second quarter.

Ericsson Shares Slump on Gloomy Q2 Update
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

Swedish vendor accelerates cost-cutting activities and says conditions will be worse than previously feared as its operating margin turns negative.

Cisco Shuttering Small Cell Biz – Report
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

Cisco's licensed spectrum small cell business is saying bye-bye in July.

Need Ca$h? Sell Managed Security Services!
News Analysis | 7/18/2017

Heavy Reading survey shows significant and immediate ROI available for those selling cloud-based DDoS mitigation services.

Ericsson: 5G Unlikely to Kickstart Telco Spending
News Analysis | 7/17/2017

The boss of Ericsson's European business says operators will not ramp up spending on networks unless they can make a success of opportunities outside the mobile broadband market.

In the TV Biz, AT&T Walks a Tricky Line
MariNation | 7/17/2017

Has AT&T over-extended itself in the video business?

Ericsson Eyes 'Carrier-Neutral' 5G Through Chelsea FC Deal
News Analysis | 7/17/2017

What a deal with one of England's biggest soccer clubs says about the Swedish vendor's 5G and enterprise ambitions.

Cisco Live Photos: Dress for Success in a Company Onesie
Wagner’s Ring | 7/17/2017

Warning: pork contains pork.

Intent-Based Networking: What Does It Mean for Your Cloud?
News Analysis | 7/17/2017

Now that Cisco is jumping into intent-based networking, IT leaders need to understand the technology to take advantage of it. Here's a primer.

Eurobites: San Marino to Be 5G Testbed for Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 7/17/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor shows steady growth in Q2; MTS parent runs into technical default on credit facility; problems at Vodafone Qatar.

Facing the Facebook Video Threat
Column | 7/17/2017

Will social media platforms be the next big disruptor of the pay-TV industry? Could be, but pay-TV providers have ways to respond to this and other threats.

IBM Brings Big Iron to the Big Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 7/17/2017

IBM's new z14 mainframe emphasizes cloud and encryption.

Sprint Is Talking With Warren Buffett?
News Analysis | 7/14/2017

Masayoshi Son, John Malone and Warren Buffett walk into a bar...

Verizon OpenOMCI Passes Interop Test
News Analysis | 7/14/2017

Trial defines the interface for OLT-to-ONT, and specifically addresses optical network termination management and provisioning.

Report: AT&T Sets Major Post-Merger Re-Org
News Analysis | 7/14/2017

Bloomberg reports company will be run as two separate divisions with networks in Dallas under Donovan and media in California under Stankey.

Roku Gunning for $1B IPO – Report
News Analysis | 7/14/2017

This would be the second time Roku has considered filing for an initial public offering.

DT: Fiber Regulation Could Hinder 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 7/14/2017

Germany's biggest operator warns government that regulation of new infrastructure could hinder investment just days after authorities say they expect telcos to increase fiber investments for 5G purposes.

Facebook: Sync Content With TV Ads to Catch Wandering Eyeballs
News Analysis | 7/14/2017

Facebook IQ analyzed findings from an eye-tracking study on how and why TV viewers use smartphones, and suggests that advertisers would benefit from synchronizing Facebook content with TV commercials.

T-Mobile Claims NB-IoT First in the US
News Analysis | 7/14/2017

T-Mobile CTO says the operator will light up narrowband LTE tech for Internet of Things applications this year.

Cloud Driving IT Spending in 2017
Scott Ferguson | 7/14/2017

Gartner and IDC released separate reports that show IT spending increasing in the second half of 2017. Cloud is one of the main drivers.

Eurobites: Altice Peps Up Its Portuguese Content Offer
News Analysis | 7/14/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes German ISP; Telia flags up profit warning; Ericsson in distribution deal with QYOU; Dixons Carphone hangs up on Spain.

WiCipedia: From Topless Robots to Killer Airbags
WiCipedia | 7/14/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Scantily clad robots and Ashton Kutcher make headlines; Say bye-bye to White House science; Will Gen Z close the gap?; and more.

The Finger-Lickin' Fone: A Plucky Effort?
Shades of Ray | 7/14/2017

In China, consumers can now place a Kentucky Fried Phonecall.

Affirmed Slices Into Network Management, Aims for IPO
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

The NFV startup wants to replace 'blunt instrument' slicing with automation software.

AT&T Unveils Next-Gen Video Platform
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

Big US telco will launch beta tests of new cloud-based platform with DirecTV Now customers this summer, with plans to extend platform to all consumer video services over time.

Telcos Beware: Sidewalk Labs Is on the Move
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

Sidewalk Labs has grand designs for connecting smart cities with next-generation communications networks.

Is IBM's Watson Overhyped & Soon to Be Outdone?
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

While Watson is an early and mature AI platform, it's facing increased competition and challenges, according to a note from Jefferies.

UK's EE to Boost Retail Footprint by 100 Stores
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

BT's mobile subsidiary says it will expand its retail footprint by a sixth through a tie-up with supermarket chain Sainsbury's.

Cisco Buys Observable Networks to Enhance Security
Scott Ferguson | 7/13/2017

Cisco is adding an additional layer of intelligence to the network with its acquisition of Observable Networks, which specializes in security.

Altice Puts Squeeze on Orange With Bank Move – Report
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

European cable operator is said to be planning the launch of its own online banking service early next year in a move that will unsettle Orange.

IBM Watson Faces Tough Road – Analyst
Wagner’s Ring | 7/13/2017

A 'hefty services component,' competition for AI talent and slender returns on investment are obstacles for IBM's AI initiatives, according to a note from Jefferies.

Nielsen Report Highlights Pay-TV Dilemma
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

Live TV viewing continues to drop, but still accounts for vast majority of video viewing time.

Microsoft Establishes New AI Research Lab
Scott Ferguson | 7/13/2017

The Microsoft Research AI lab looks to tackle some of the bigger problems with artificial intelligence that Google is already working on.

Eurobites: We're Watching You, Ofcom Tells Openreach
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach tests 25G/100G symmetric PON prototype with Huawei; Deutsche Telekom enters network-sharing agreement with EWE; Colt teams up with Equinix.

Germany Urges Telcos to Up Fiber Game for 5G
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

A new 5G strategy plan from Germany's government warns that massive investments will be needed to support 5G and urges telcos to step up to the challenge.

IBM Automates IT Services With Watson
Wagner’s Ring | 7/13/2017

IBM is looking to Watson to help enterprises streamline IT operations.

India's Airtel Takes Digital Leap With Project Next
News Analysis | 7/13/2017

India's biggest service provider has already spent heavily on network transformation. Now it's tackling the customer experience.

Politicians Rally for Net Neutrality in DC
News Analysis | 7/12/2017

Net neutrality summer in the city.

BT Shareholder Concerns: Stinky Pay Phones & 'Feral' Openreach
News Analysis | 7/12/2017

It's not the dodgy Italian job that worries some shareholders, but the state of BT's phone boxes.

T-MANO & Counting: SKT's New NFV Platform
News Analysis | 7/12/2017

South Korean telco has taken the wraps off a new MANO platform, but will it reduce complexity or add to it?

Microsoft Pushes White Spaces for Rural Broadband
News Analysis | 7/12/2017

Microsoft wants to re-use old UHF spectrum to deliver rural broadband.

AT&T Parades Into Net Neutrality Protest
MariNation | 7/12/2017

If you say the words bubble gum over and over, they lose all meaning. So it goes with net neutrality.

Orange's New €100M Content Plans Reflect CFO Wariness
News Analysis | 7/12/2017

Orange is grouping together various content subsidiaries and will spend €100 million on new series, but it remains wary of making bigger content commitments.

Alphabet Launches Investment Fund for AI Startups
Wagner’s Ring | 7/12/2017

Startups will get access to Google funding and expertise for building AI.

Apple Facing New Video Challenge – Report
News Analysis | 7/12/2017

A new report in the Wall Street Journal says that Apple is losing video market share while Netflix, Amazon and pay-TV providers like Comcast make gains.

Eurobites: NEC Lands Lisbon Smart City Deal
News Analysis | 7/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon and VEON call time on retail joint venture; all change at TM Forum; Swisscom frozen out of ice hockey action.

Salesforce Brings Einstein AI to Field Service Lightning
Scott Ferguson | 7/12/2017

Salesforce is updating its Field Service Lightning offering with its Einstein AI technology to help better track and monitor technicians and other assets in the field throughout the day.

IBM Leads $15M Funding Round for AI Programming Startup
News Analysis | 7/12/2017

IBM leads the $15 million funding round and is planning more collaboration with partner Lightbend, which developed the Scala programming language for AI apps.

Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/12/2017

Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.

Google Revs Container Engine for Security & Enterprise Apps
Wagner’s Ring | 7/12/2017

Kubernetes-based Google Container Engine is adding security, scalability, extensibility and hybrid networking features for enterprise and developer appeal.

Competitive Intelligence That's Free, Fast & Easy
The Pediatrician | 7/12/2017

Virtuapedia and Testapedia are outstanding replacements for CI in the communications industry.

Intel's Newest Xeon Targets AI, Blockchain & NFV
News Analysis | 7/11/2017

Xeon Scalable does it all, Intel claims: AI, NFV, HPC, blockchain...

Darktrace Raises $75M to Fight Cybercrime With AI
News Analysis | 7/11/2017

The UK-based startup, which has tripled its growth in the US in the past year and doubled its headcount to 500, is now valued at $825 million.

Masergy's NFV Journey
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/11/2017

Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.

Teoco Buys a Slice of Cetecom, Bolsters IoT Strategy
News Analysis | 7/11/2017

Assurance and testing specialist Teoco adds to its mobile device test services business, and bolsters its IoT strategy, by acquiring part of partner Cetecom.

Cisco Looks to Allay Cloud Bill Shock
Wagner’s Ring | 7/11/2017

New management tools for the Unified Computing System server are designed to let users get a better handle on projected cloud costs.

Red Hat's OpenShift Online Revamped for Containers
Scott Ferguson | 7/11/2017

Red Hat continues to move its developer tools toward containers, including Kubernetes, with a new release of its OpenShift Online platform.

FogHorn Brings Machine Learning to the IIoT
News Analysis | 7/11/2017

New software platform targeted at manufacturing verticals embeds machine learning at the network edge to make it quick and easy for anyone to understand data.

Oracle Cloud Gets NetBonded to AT&T
News Analysis | 7/11/2017

AT&T kept getting asked if NetBond included Oracle. Not any more.

Telia Carrier Now the EdgeConneX Connection
News Analysis | 7/11/2017

The companies create a strategic partnership that will bring Telia Carrier's network to every EdgeConneX site.

Ex-Twitter Engineers Score $10.5M for Cloud Startup Buoyant
Wagner’s Ring | 7/11/2017

Buoyant builds the open source Linkerd project, providing an infrastructure for communications between cloud-native applications.

Ofcom Report Details Shifts in UK Video Consumption
News Analysis | 7/11/2017

UK communications regulator Ofcom recently released its annual public broadcasting research report, detailing changes in viewing behaviors among different age groups.

Eurobites: Ofcom Imposes 5G Spectrum Auction Caps
News Analysis | 7/11/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange told to play nice on FTTH rollout; Ericsson goes large on 'massive IoT'; Centile heads for UK; Google tools up for legal fight with EU.

HyTrust Acquires DataGravity & Grabs $36M Funding for Cloud Security
Wagner’s Ring | 7/11/2017

The acquisition enhances HyTrust's cloud security portfolio, adding data visibility to the vendor's existing virtual machine capabilities.

AT&T Confidence Builds on ONAP Adoption
News Analysis | 7/10/2017

Telecom giant's $200M VC investment tied to solutions that run on top of ONAP because it's convinced that's the biggest global market.

Atlantic Broadband Takes MetroCast Express
News Analysis | 7/10/2017

Midsize US MSO seeks to expand its footprint along the Atlantic coast by striking $1.4 billion deal to buy MetroCast, a smaller cableco with 236,000 customers in five states.

The Emergence of Private LTE Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/10/2017

Designed-for-purpose, private LTE systems are emerging as the preferred wireless platform for enterprises with production-critical automation and mobility needs.

Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/10/2017

Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Creeps Closer to Release
Scott Ferguson | 7/10/2017

With help from Lenovo, HPE and Dell EMC, Microsoft is moving its Azure Stack to availability.

Cox Aims for 'Gig for All' by 2020
News Analysis | 7/10/2017

Using a revised gigabit roadmap, Cox plans to reach 99% of its subscribers with gigabit broadband by the end of 2019.

New Cable JV Targets DAA Market
News Analysis | 7/10/2017

Joint venture between Teleste and Antronix will bring a major European cable vendor to North America to pitch Remote PHY, Fiber Deep and related products to US and Canadian MSOs.

Challenges on the Road to C-RAN Adoption
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/10/2017

The 'cloudification' phase ain't no walk in the park.

CIOs: Cloud Talent Is Closer Than You Think
News Analysis | 7/10/2017

CIOs are always worried about hiring the right talent. However, there are plenty of talented employees already on staff. It's only a matter of spotting them.

Eurobites: BT Calls in McKinsey to Stop the Rot
News Analysis | 7/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cattaneo considers his options; Etisalat doubles down on IoT; BT and KPMG on cybersecurity.

Microsoft, HPE Partner on Azure Stack Expansion
Scott Ferguson | 7/10/2017

HPE is using its Cloud28 channel program to expand its reach into the cloud, and is now partnering with Microsoft to increase the use of the software giant's Azure Stack platform.

9 Most Overhyped or Under-Appreciated Cloud Technologies
Wagner’s Ring | 7/10/2017

Some technologies are getting ridiculous praise, and others don't get enough love. Find out which are which in Enterprise Cloud News' latest special report.

Citrix Spins the CEO Wheel Again, as Tatarinov Departs
News Analysis | 7/10/2017

Kirill Tatarinov lasted 18 months, but he's now out, with David Henshall becoming Citrix's fourth CEO in two years.

Microsoft Changes CIOs in March to Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 7/9/2017

Longtime Microsoft vet Kurt DelBene is taking the reins from Jim DuBois, following the layoff of thousands of salespeople as part of Microsoft's cloud strategy.

Gigabit LTE Comes to China, Going Global
Column | 7/7/2017

Gigabit LTE is a must-have, not a gimmick, for operators around the globe.

India's Airtel, Tata Explore Mega Merger – Reports
News Analysis | 7/7/2017

There are rumors of yet another mega merger in India's telecom market as consolidation continues to sweep the industry.

Qualcomm Wants Hometown 3.5GHz Tests
News Analysis | 7/7/2017

Qualcomm pushing on with 3.5GHz tests, ahead of anticipated CBRS-compatible phones.

Verizon to FCC: Don't Treat OTT Like Cable
News Analysis | 7/7/2017

Verizon revisits an old FCC proposed rulemaking on how to define (and regulate) online video distributors.

C Spire Launches Boxless TV Service
News Analysis | 7/7/2017

The Mississippi-based operator has launched its new streaming video service designed to target multi-screen usage.

Cisco's 'Network Intuitive': A Risky Transition
Wagner’s Ring | 7/7/2017

Cisco's vision of fully automated networks is a necessary step, but it's a bold one, and the vendor may have a tough time bringing customers along.

Unnecessary Photo of a Live Piglet Eating at a Restaurant Table
Wagner’s Ring | 7/7/2017

The best email we've ever gotten at Enterprise Cloud News.

Eurobites: 'Stream-Ripping' Sounds Jarring Note for Record Labels & Music Services
News Analysis | 7/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: darkening skies at SoundCloud; BT extends dynamic ad insertion deal; Germany reels from latest cyber attack.

Europe's GDPR: Don't Get Lost in Translation
Column | 7/7/2017

What organizations can expect when becoming GDPR compliant and how they can effectively navigate it.

WiCipedia: VR's 'Man-Babies' & No Watershed Moments – Yet
WiCipedia | 7/7/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Apologies don't create change but action does; women in virtual reality speak out; how media affects girls' career choices; and more.

Samsung Memory Biz to Fuel Profit Surge
News Analysis | 7/7/2017

South Korean manufacturer could soon overtake Intel as world's biggest chip company and generate more profits than Apple.

Qualcomm Seeks Ban on iPhone Imports
News Analysis | 7/7/2017

US chipmaker accuses Apple of infringing six patents and wants US authorities to ban imports of some iPhones.

AT&T Backs ONAP-Focused VC Fund
News Analysis | 7/6/2017

Company commits up to $200M to fund startups tackling the toughest challenges to advance global service provider transformation.

Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth
LRTV Interviews | 7/6/2017

Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.

Mellanox Chip Shop Aims to Batter Broadcom With Next-Gen Ethernet Switch
News Analysis | 7/6/2017

Israeli semiconductor vendor is hoping to grab market share from archrival Broadcom with the launch of a next-generation chip for Ethernet switches.

Arista Suspends US Imports in Trade Dispute
News Analysis | 7/6/2017

Cisco wins this round: Arista has stopped importing switches to the US for now.

Arqiva: 5G FWA Can Shine in London
News Analysis | 7/6/2017

Arqiva telecom boss reckons 5G has a big role to play in London's most densely populated communities as an alternative to fixed-line broadband.

Microsoft Cutting Jobs in Shift to Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 7/6/2017

The company is reportedly chopping 3,000 heads in sales, mostly in Europe, as cloud takes up more of its business.

Arista Barred From Importing Switches to US
Scott Ferguson | 7/6/2017

Arista's years-long fight with Cisco over patent infringement took another turn this week as the company announced it would not import some of switching products into the US to comply with an ITC ruling.

Dish, Amazon Talk Wireless Tie-Up – Report
News Analysis | 7/6/2017

Logistics, logistics, logistics. That's the watchword behind a new rumor that Amazon is discussing a potential partnership deal with Dish Network.

Who's Steering Vodafone's NFV Ship?
News Analysis | 7/6/2017

With Vodafone's head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, now departed, who's in charge of the operator's Ocean virtualization strategy? An import from Netcracker, Light Reading believes…

Programmer Secretly Automates Most of His Own Job – Is That Wrong?
Wagner’s Ring | 7/6/2017

He's secretly figured out how to do his full-time, 40-hour job in one to two hours per week, and wants to know if he's cheating his employer.

Intel Cutting Over 100 IoT Jobs
Scott Ferguson | 7/6/2017

Intel is reportedly cutting about 140 IoT jobs after canceling several projects earlier this year.

Eurobites: HMD Global Refocuses Nokia's Smartphone Brand With Zeiss Alliance
News Analysis | 7/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI issues APIs for MEC (got that?); KPN strikes SIM deal with Tencent; UK mobile operators target the data-bingers; data mining, Estonia-style.

Hey Men of Silicon Valley, Stop Being Creepy!
Que Sera Sarah | 7/5/2017

How many more women have to come forward and public apologies issued before we can just agree that now is the time to stop being creepy and start being decent human beings?

Where Internet TV Lost Its Way
MariNation | 7/5/2017

I want my GoT! (The modern-day version of I want my MTV!)

DT's Pan-Net Still at Start of the Marathon
News Analysis | 7/5/2017

Deutsche Telekom's pan-net transformation is slowly moving ahead, even if it still has a long way to go.

Consumer-Centric Services? It's About Time
Rewired | 7/5/2017

A quick trip in the Wilson way-back machine shows telecom operators have been at this a long time, maybe too long?

Cox Connects With 2 Smart Cities
News Analysis | 7/5/2017

With US Ignite and the NSF, Cox is helping fund technologies in Phoenix and San Diego.

Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery
LRTV Interviews | 7/5/2017

Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.

Open Source Is Like a Puppy, Says Platform9 CEO
Wagner’s Ring | 7/5/2017

Open source is appealing but it's a lot of work.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Chairman Falls on His Sword
News Analysis | 7/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia in antitrust probe over broadband rollout; Nokia swaps patents with Xiaomi; Telia Estonia says goodbye to PSTN through the medium of cake.

Evernote Founder Dreams of Digital Immortality
Wagner’s Ring | 7/5/2017

Stepan Pachikov sees the cloud note-taking app he created as a step in the direction of uploading all our memories to AI.

BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/5/2017

By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.

CityFibre to Raise £200M, Ramp Up FTTH Challenge to BT
News Analysis | 7/5/2017

Fiber operator unveils plans for a sale of shares and says it will use funds to build FTTH networks in up to ten UK cities.

Arqiva Bags Extra 28GHz UK License, Eyes 5G Launch
News Analysis | 7/4/2017

The mobile towers company has bought a 28GHz license covering London that could support the rollout of 5G-based fixed wireless access services.

Serverless Is Cheaper Than VMs, Containers – Report
Scott Ferguson | 7/4/2017

A new study from 451 Research finds that serverless computing can save enterprises more money than virtual machines and containers.

Verizon-Disney Rumor Dismissed by Analysts
News Analysis | 7/4/2017

Fun idea, but two Wall Street analysts are savaging it.

Eurobites: Nokia Teams With Telkom for G.fast Trial
News Analysis | 7/4/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opts for Cisco kit in metro upgrade; Net Insight disappoints in Q2; Paris Court of Appeal backs regulator in Free-Orange costs dispute.

Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends
LRTV Interviews | 7/4/2017

Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.

Microsoft Reorg Targets Cloud & AI Sales
Scott Ferguson | 7/3/2017

A Microsoft reorg puts intensified priority on cloud computing and artificial intelligence, according to a report.

ADVA CEO: How We Can Capitalize on MRV Deal
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

ADVA's CEO Brian Protiva believes the acquisition of fellow optical and carrier Ethernet vendor MRV can deliver key Tier 1 accounts, upsell opportunities and immediate bottom-line gains.

AT&T Embracing Software-Defined Access
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

With a 'pivot' to XGS-PON comes a much broader look at how access itself can be virtualized for multivendor interoperability and flexibility.

Avi Lands a Role in Cisco's NFV Box
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

Avi lands a formal reseller deal with Cisco, giving the startup's virtual ADCs a shot at a larger audience.

AI Coming to Big Pharma
Scott Ferguson | 7/3/2017

GlaxoSmithKline recently signed a deal with AI startup Exscientia to see if artificial intelligence can make drug discovery more efficient.

ADVA Swoops for MRV in 'Strategic' $69M Bid
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

Optical giant ADVA aims to gather more customers outside Europe.

Telecom Argentina to Merge with Cablevisión – Report
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

Tie-up between telco and pay-TV giant would be able to provide quad-play services to Argentinian subscribers.

Eurobites: UK Govt. Broadband Boost Sounds Familiar
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IPO for Poland's Play; Keymile sells networks unit to ABB; MTS appoints new CMO.

RJio Slowdown Offers Hope to Airtel, Vodafone
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

The pace of subscriber growth at India's newest service provider has slowed down sharply.

How Colt Capitalized on SDN & NFV
LRTV Interviews | 7/3/2017

Mirko Voltolini, VP of technology and architecture at Colt, talks about how SDN and NFV have impacted network operations and service development.

Automatic for the Operations People
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/3/2017

Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.

College Professor Finds a Home in AT&T Labs
Mentor Monday | 7/3/2017

AT&T Labs Director DeDe Paul combines a knack for mathematics with people skills to help the carrier make business use of its piles and piles of network and customer data.

Avi Tightens Ties With Cisco
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

The virtual ADC vendor gets an official reseller deal with Cisco's NFV platform while also riding alongside the Tetration and ACI systems.

Virgin Media's Cable Expansion Lags Targets – Report
News Analysis | 7/3/2017

Shortfall at UK cable operator could have ramifications for parent company Liberty Global.

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