Think 5G is going to blow out 2019 capex? Uh-uh, says AT&T.
Starry's millimeter wave-powered fixed wireless technology and biz economics 'appear to be working' as startup prepares to enter several more markets.
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica outlines transformation plan; Italy's League party supports state-backed broadband network; Germany scrutinizes Amazon.
This week in our WiC roundup: Fidelity re-evaluates its gender breakdown; women in India are happiest in tech roles; Apple starts new training program for women in tech; and more.
The energetic Amy Chang, head of collaboration technology at Cisco, talks with a less energetic Mitch Wagner of Light Reading about the vendor's strategy to partner with service providers to take the stress out of videoconferencing.
The tightening of restrictions on China's biggest network equipment maker could deal a major blow to its European customers.
Also sets plan to launch a three-tiered SVoD product in Q4 2019.
5G has the 'most potential of any network and any technology that I've seen,' comments John Donovan, CEO of AT&T's Communications unit.
In a wide-ranging interview, Jeremy Wubs, Bell Canada SVP of marketing, talks about how Canada's biggest telco deploys next-generation business services, including 5G, software-defined networking and NFV.
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
T-Mobile becomes first major mobile operator to offer a mobile banking service in the US.
Comcast, Liberty Global, Bell Canada, Samsung and Sagemcom are on board with 'OpenSync,' as Plume seeks much more buy-in for its smart home software initiative.
The 5G auction adds nearly $20 million in bids on Thursday morning.
Embattled Chinese equipment vendor is staring at trouble after US senators called for an investigation into possible sanctions breaches in Venezuela.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends connected car deal with Volvo; ASN boosts oceanic research; Nokia's Gfast first Down Under.
In this video interview, Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects the emerging SD-WAN market and explains why service providers aren't making much money from it yet.
Chip giant's plans to support AI startups could help it to flog more expensive processors, but it faces a big challenge from China's Huawei.
The FCC 28GHz 5G auction is over $316M as of Wednesday evening.
Adding more Southwest US 'on-ramps' to its Cloud Connect platform underscores importance of fiber reach.
The HTC MiFi device – like AT&T's mobile puck – will distribute 5G signals, via WiFi, to other non-5G devices.
Outposts lets users run native AWS software, or VMWare Cloud on AWS, on AWS-built on-premises hardware.
Ericsson's latest mobility report is a wake-up call for anyone who thinks cellular IoT connectivity will fuel sales growth for telcos.
The security industry has an incredible opportunity to move forward and close the talent gap by thinking outside of the norm and taking a chance on technology-savvy women with translatable skills.
Real-world experience using live networks in MEF proofs-of-concept is allowing operator members to shape technical specs faster.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes 5G connection; ADVA targets the network edge; Nokia boosts in-home WiFi, Ofcom tackles UK directory enquiries scam.
In this video interview, Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters talks about the MSO's efforts to build an SDN/NFV framework for delivering virtualized services to commercial customers.
New Zealand appears to join the US and Australia in excluding Huawei from parts of its telecom sector.
Smart cities could be a telco dream come true but for a long-term payoff, they'll need to keep investing in the space and be careful not to overreach.
Chinese vendors have advanced in India at the expense of their European rivals.
Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia are under pressure to show their standards-based 5G basestations are on speaking terms with forthcoming devices... because currently they aren't.
AWS CEO Andy Jassy says enterprise are 'looking to flee' Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server – and the Philippines' Globe Telecom says they're one example of a company that moved off Oracle.
Tie-up secures 'unconditional' approval in a possible sign that regulators are giving up their opposition to merger activity.
UPDATED 5:35 PM – The 28GHz auction rolls on with bids at $241.6M on Tuesday afternoon.
In addition to helping pay-TV partners hit all screens, Synamedia is fleshing out its portfolio with cross-app search and discovery offerings and services that help distributors, OTT players and content owners crack down on video piracy and password sharing.
Connected home applications, such as home automation, home security and video surveillance, connected white goods, and tracking applications, will represent 48% of the total M2M connections by 2022, Cisco says.
Co-President and COO Hakim Boubazine says Altice USA's view as a 'challenger brand' extends to the company's technology strategy and how the operator will evolve the cable network, the advanced services it will deliver over that network, and with respect to its partnerships, including its MVNO deal with Sprint.
Broadband homes that consume 1 Terabyte-plus of data per month more than doubled, Cisco data shows. Will ISPs raise their data ceilings?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup, German spectrum auction process kicks off; BT lands UK police IT gig; has Deutsche Telekom's Dutch passed the EU's antitrust test?
Cisco's annual state-of-the-Internet report – a.k.a. the Cisco Visual Networking Index – projects 4.8 zettabytes of annual traffic by 2022, as networks are transformed by edge computing, IoT and the growing popularity of OTT-delivered video.
Verizon's Shawn Hakl, SVP of Business Products, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the telco's 5G rollout and its recent, sweeping reorganization to focus on customer segments.
Amazon Web Services launches Global Accelerator and other networking services. Is AWS going into competition with telcos?
The optical line system is undergoing a revolution. Web-scale providers are bringing the concept of disaggregation to optical networking in the form of the open line system (OLS). But are operators buying it?
The FCC ups the tempo on the first millimeter wave 5G auction.
CommScope could get $500 million for that unit 'in a distressed sale to a financial buyer,' Jefferies analyst George Notter suggests.
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Brian Rose of Cox Business sheds some light on new areas that the division is eyeing as it looks to expand its services arsenal and further differentiate its position in the market.
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
Leading telcos are worried about the power inefficiency of forthcoming 5G networks and the impact this could have on profit margins.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach extends UK Gfast reach; Deutsche Telekom signs SmartConnect deal with iPass; Telecom Egypt hits 200G with Nokia; Phones 4u aftershocks continue.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone tracks drones; TIM's spin-off puts 20,000 jobs at risk, says trade union official; Orange and MTN join forces on mobile money.
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US government is seeking persuade friendly international countries to shun Huawei communications networking technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Lee Wade, CEO at UK cloud and data network operator Exponential-e, talks cloud and network evolution, automation, security and why he has two baristas at the company's London HQ.
Finnish vendor is merging its mobile and fixed access divisions but has yet to say who will take charge of the new unit.
The UK's biggest telco is prioritizing 5G technology as way to film sports content in remote locations.
Magic Box small cell maker Airspan buys fixed wireless vendor Mimosa.
Cisco is to acquire small British outfit Ensoft, which develops software that supports routing, switching, carrier Ethernet and much more.
Filled with special challenges, tackling the large enterprise market 'a long, slow slog' for cable operators, analyst says.
Huawei gets the BT man's praise as he urges the other main mobile network vendors to shake off their legacy telco thinking.
MEF President Nan Chen, also its founder, says the organization's staying power is based on an early decision to focus on defining services and not how they are transported.
Bengt Nordström, CEO and co-founder at industry consultancy Northstream, shares his views on the 5G business case for mobile operators but he warns that expectations need to be tempered.
Cable's business services are still growing, but MSOs aren't standing pat as they pursue new areas and lines of business. Jeff Lewis discusses how Comcast is homing in on new opportunities such as SD-WAN, managed security services and the delivery of faster and faster speeds.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alfa deploys Nokia's 4.5G tech; TalkTalk ups sticks, sets up fiber rollout arm; Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson provide campus network for Osram.
On this podcast, we discussed CenturyLink new CTO, why Dull But Critical (DBC) is our favorite category of telecom infrastructure and how cable companies are warming up to the cloud. We also ask a critical question: Does the telecom industry need RFPs?
With the unprecedented number of low-earth orbit satellites on the way, FCC also pursues new rules designed to mitigate a growing space junk problem.
AT&T has its Dallas site live, but no device to sell to consumers yet.
Any day now, according to recent statements by the company's executives. Try not to get too excited!
Swiss telco led by Olaf Swantee plans to substitute 5G for copper-based broadband services in suburban and rural areas.
Auction rounds end at 5PM today, and will restart on Monday.
Chinese equipment vendor is now selling 5G network equipment in Europe, the Middle East and South Korea, says its rotating chairman.
If 'now' means it's almost with us, then yes.
After getting some baseball news out of the way, Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner sum up their findings and observations from the recent 'The Future of Cable Business Services' event in NYC.
MEF is already at work on 5G transport and its service enablement capabilities will also help in both fixed and mobile environments, says Dan Pitt, MEF senior vice president.
For enterprises, 5G opens up a new conversation with carriers – not just about what's possible on their new networks, but what they can do now to help businesses beyond providing connectivity.
This week, it's an intimate telecom tête-à-tête for two. Let's listen in...
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets industrial with 5G in Oulu; Ovum and Three UK sing praises of 5G fixed wireless; Sky clinches second-tier soccer deal, but some clubs aren't happy.
Light Reading's Mitch Wagner filed this report from Las Vegas, where he spoke to enterprise partners, telco CTOs and Cisco executives about the emergence of IoT, AI and 5G – and how those technologies are reshaping networking.
CommScope and Arris are merging. Though they frame this as a complementary deal, there's some lingering questions about the broader strategic rationale of the deal and if this is, indeed, a marriage made in technology heaven.
Link's president gives an indication of a 5G future for the WiFi kiosk company.
Will only confirm that Technicolor 'regularly reviews and evaluates strategic alternatives for its assets' and that no decisions have been made.
Updated 4:30PM -- Bids top $94.7M for the 28GHz 5G auction, as the US enters Thanksgiving week.
AT&T gets ready to test Android TV-powered box with DirecTV Now subs.
2.0 upgrades to Altice USA's tack on cloud DVR capabilities, integration of YouTube Kids app, ability to restart shows from more networks.
As operators start to invest in 5G networks, the Chinese and South Korean equipment vendors are eyeing a much bigger market presence.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eutelsat does deal with Airbus; Hagberg joins top team at Tele2; CityFibre does Stirling work; UK's cybersecurity strategy slammed.
The Italian incumbent's fifth boss in the past six years will have one of the hardest jobs in the global telecom industry.
Verizon liked Vidder's technology so much it bought the company.
There's another new name at the helm of Telecom Italia (TIM) – the appointment could herald an access network spin-off.
Greene grew Google Cloud to a top enterprise cloud player. Oracle, meanwhile, is flailing in enterprise cloud, making ex-President Thomas Kurian a puzzling choice as successor.
There was surprising optimism in the sector at the MEF18 event, but will it be reflected in revenues going forward?
UPDATED 3:18 PM: First few days of 5G 28GHz bidding pulls in nearly $70M.
The Italian operator says it is halfway through its network modernization and hopes to bring 5G into parts of the country by late 2019.
'We're effectively IoT over the top,' machineQ exec says.
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
IBM is beefing up its automated tools and services for moving applications to multiple clouds.
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN, Ericsson carry out 5G trial in South Africa; Orange CFO hints at market consolidation in France; Telia buys IT services outfit.
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Oracle will integrate the venerable SD-WAN provider into its communications service provider business unit.
Activist investor Carl Icahn, who threatened fire and fury against Dell's plan to go public, now says the company's sweetened deal is the best he's going to get.
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
Now that cable providers can deliver 1 Gbit/s download speeds to business customers on their hybrid fiber coax infrastructure, a panel of experts finds that more is needed to win sales over the long run.
Morning bids in day 2 of the 5G auctions add about $6 million to the results.
But the next-gen technology will help service providers hit hot spots that require more capacity density.
But rate of revenue growth is slowing, causing MSOs to seek new angles and opportunities.
SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange smartens up electricity network; Ericsson's car pool wants some EU love for C-V2X; GSMA not happy at German 5G spectrum conditions.
Investors see marriage as a way for CommScope to buy cash flow, Raymond James analyst suggests.
Overall revenue was up 8% year-over-year in Q1 2019 and product orders also grew by 8%, but service provider product orders were up just 2% and executives provided little insight as to why that line of business is lagging.
The first 5G mmWave auction kicks off.
As Verizon, Motorola and Samsung test 5G mobile module.
Enterprises have more cash but still move cautiously on next-gen services, says Verizon CFO, but 5G holds great promises for businesses.
Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice.
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
Organization says home networks are in need of enterprise-grade protection as IoT devices proliferate and that meeting this challenge will require steps well beyond the boundaries of the cable industry.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Telenor's core network; Iliad thrives in Italy but struggles in France; semi-autonomous barges float Nokia's boat.
Newly named unit has built a global edge cloud platform that connects a core network to dozens of last-mile service provider networks and a unified software stack.
Nokia's Indian head of marketing and corporate affairs hopes India will be in a position to launch 5G services in 2020.
The awards party was over but the night was just beginning for telecom chat's pre-fab four.
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
What's latency got to do with it? Quite a bit actually...
Mobile subsidiary EE plans to launch 5G services across 16 major UK cities next year, promising devices from 'multiple smartphone partners' as well as a home broadband service.
Operators need an accurate, up-to-date network and service topology view in order to determine the 'Eulerian path' of service configuration and implementation.
SetTV ordered to stop retransmitting Dish's satellite or OTT TV feeds, hand over SetTV-branded set-top boxes.
Enhances security, performance and programmability of its Cisco SD-WAN service.
Cisco wants to give telcos and other communications service providers opportunities to sell cloud voice calling through Webex Teams. And the vendor is also introducing videoconferencing technology for confined spaces.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN poaches MTN man for new tech role; TIM and Samsung join forces on 5G; Fastweb secures Tiscali's fixed wireless business; Virgin and Versa combine on SD-WAN services.
Further upheaval at the Italian incumbent as the CEO becomes a victim of the boardroom battle between Vivendi and Elliott.
UK-based operator has created a separate towers company in Europe and says it is now reviewing options for that business.
Service interconnection is changing, requiring automation to handle commercial agreements at scale and blockchain can enable that, says Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global.
Comcast says ACA's call for an antitrust investigation is 'without merit' and 'inappropriate attempt' to gain leverage in the commercial market. The president amplifies the ACA's message.
Intel trails Qualcomm by about a year for commercial 5G launches using its silicon.
Josh Goodell, vice president of intelligent edge for AT&T, touts strong growth in SD-WAN deployment with 28,000 end points contracted thus far on a global basis.
Fahim Sabir, Colt's director of architecture and development for Colt on Demand, explains how the use of blockchain can help to automate specific manual processes and save hundreds of working hours.
Three UK CEO Dave Dyson aims to hoover up a big chunk of the UK broadband market with his forthcoming 5G service.
Set for a late 2019 debut, Disney+ will feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic and take on OTT video giants such as Netflix and Amazon.
Japanese company takes a big step toward separating its telecom business from its investment activities.
The legal separation of BT and Openreach is a farce.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT Global Services plans customer cull; Ooredoo does the business on network upgrades; Orange's Richard to head up GSMA; EU digital tax deal edges nearer.
5G networks are blurring the lines between what can be done on fixed and mobile networks. And, of course, Verizon and all of the companies building these networks are changing, too. We look a Verizon's recent restructuring and speculate what it might mean for the telco as 5G fever kicks into high gear.
Network operators will each take their own unique journey to becoming more cloud-native. This heterogeneous, 'lumpy' universe will be with us for quite a while.
Amazon is making good progress moving its databases from competitor Oracle's software, and AWS CEO Andy Jassy can't resist tweaking Oracle about it.
'We certainly weren't out trolling or looking' to be acquired, Arris CEO Bruce McClelland says.
CTO says Erisson is already an early 5G leader, 'in technical terms.'
Losses of 'traditional' US pay-TV subs accelerated to 1.12 million in Q3 2018, widening from 870,000 a year earlier.
Gap Inc. is moving its 3,100 stores and other channels to the Microsoft cloud, including Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic, as well as mobile and other channels.
Liberty Global's director of Strategy Roadmap & Innovation, Chris Aspell, explains how the cable giant's network will evolve to a more cloud-based architecture in the coming years.
CenturyLink is moving to 'as-a-service' model to support enterprise use of multiple cloud platforms, says Andrew Dugan, who is now the carrier's CTO.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor tests 5G in Norway; former Orange man joins Vodafone board; China's Xiaomi enters UK; Telefónica offloads insurance arm.
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Cisco has deals with all the major cloud providers now, building its multicloud vision for enterprises.
Italian telecom incumbent swings to a net loss after conditions worsen in Italy and indicates that its debt-reduction targets look doubtful.
LR's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick explains how Europe and North America are not in sync when it comes to DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) developments and looks at how 5G is shaping MSO mindsets.
With the acquisition of Kubernetes startup Heptio, VMware takes a careful step navigating the delicate transition to cloud and open source without alienating its existing customers.
Arris deal presented 'best path' after CommScope analyzed how to rejuvenate its business and shore up its positioning for the 5G era, CEO says.
Tests centered on X1-powered device with voice remote capability will integrate Netflix and other OTT content, provide customers an upgrade path to Comcast's pay-TV bundles.
Midia Research's Paolo Pescatore talks about the advent of cloud TV services and assesses the impact of 5G's arrival on the cable operator community. And drinks beer.
Despite his high-speed name, Telecom Italia's Giuseppe Ferraris is concerned about any 5G business case based entirely on providing faster mobile connectivity to consumers.
Satya Parimi of Spectrum Enterprise, says managed SD-WAN services are coming shortly following trials that revealed the complexity of deploying this new service.
The Spanish operator is using data and sophisticated algorithms to predict when hurricanes and careless roadworkers could strike.
They expect the merger, valuing Arris at $31.75 per share with an eye fixed on the 5G era, to produce annual cost synergies of more than $150 million within three years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON blown off course by currency fluctuations; Orange launches LTE-M network in France; Virgin Media adds units; O2 goes driverless; smart speakers don't speak Finnish.
Microsoft Azure tops Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services in providing predicable latency, packet loss and jitter, according to network monitoring company ThousandEyes.
Vodafone's group head of fixed development, Nuno Sanches, explains how the operator has adopted an OTT, cloud-based approach to its TV services strategy.
Swedish equipment vendor raises sales targets in expectation of market share gains, improved conditions in the networks industry and a push into non-telecom sectors.
Vodafone's Nuno Sanches says focus on a cloud-powered, OTT-centric approach to pay-TV bridges Vodafone's disparate fixed networks in Europe and establishes the foundation for a scalable, feature-rich service.
The iPhone licensing battle between Apple and former modem supplier Qualcomm rolls on.
Recognizing that service providers are heeding the hue and cry to automate or die, Light Reading has created a new online marketplace, Automation Exchange.
Public safety expert tells conference there's no reason agencies can't be 'mobile-first' and consume as-a-service apps immediately to save more lives.
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw highlights the key debate topics from the Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network event in London, including the data analytics challenge in a 5G world and how service assurance appears to still be an afterthought in virtualization strategies.
Vendors that want to get their technology deployed in BT's network will need to prove to the operator's chief architect that they can support his automation plans, he tells the Light Reading event audience.
Light Reading cable guru Jeff Baumgartner highlights some of the key takeaways from the inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe, noting how the region's operators are taking different routes with their network strategies and digging into the impact that 5G will have on the sector.
Having chosen Huawei to supply its 5G radio access network, Three would be hard hit by a UK government ban on the Chinese vendor.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves Disney-Fox deal; Nokia helps create private LTE network for BMW in China, gets cozy with Infosys; Hyperoptic attracts Middle Eastern money; Three UK trumpets 5G progress.
Nokia and Bell Labs have big plans for the future of IoT.
A deal would value Arris at more than $31 per share, CNBC says.
Deals with China's big three operators should buoy investor spirits as the Finnish equipment vendor looks to end 2018 on a high.
CenturyLink has confirmed that the former Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan will be the carrier's new technology boss. Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink's CTO since 2014, is leaving the company.
Sierra Wireless gets first CBRS module approved by FCC, paving the way for private LTE networks.
Greg Mesch, founder and CEO at CityFibre, explains why wholesale fiber networks are relevant to cable operators, offering them a new network asset option outside their existing coverage areas.
Whole-home device and software setups have become a critical, new weapon in broadband service arsenals.
Investors in the US are queuing up to fund wholesale fiber specialists with nationwide plans, according to CityFibre boss Greg Mesch.
For the last several years, CIOs and IT professionals have been wrestling with two specific issues as they work toward a cloud-centric future: Agile IT and the rush toward digital transformation. While enterprises want to keep innovating, finding a starting point and knowing which projects to tackle first remain a major obstacle.
To get a better handle on Agile IT and digital transformation, Light Reading Managing Editor Scott Ferguson recently spoke to two experts in these fields: Dan Kearnan, senior director of marketing for cloud at SAP, and Roy Illsley, a distinguished analyst with Ovum.
Most communications service providers (CSPs) surveyed for this month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) report feel they are on track with network security planning, but more than 80% of respondents worry about future technology being used to launch complex attack vectors.
Tien Fu, senior creative video producer at Light Reading, travels to Hong Kong to talk about 5G, take stock of its awesome telecom achievements, ask whether Hong Kong is as 5G-ready as it could be, and take a look at the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world.
UK government review and letter stoke concern about reliance on China's Huawei in the country's telecom networks, according to a Financial Times report.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia clears out of Kazakhstan; Openreach brings fiber to Nottingham and Belfast; EU divided over digital services tax.
The two companies are collaborating in a 'cloud factory' in Austin, Texas, to migrate thousands of Walmart apps to the Microsoft Azure cloud. And that's just the beginning.
Cable op doesn't view 5G as a credible substitution of its own fixed-line broadband product, CEO Dexter Goei says.
Ajit Pai-led FCC rolled back the Tom Wheeler-era 2015 rules with the more recent Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which took effect in June.
US telco giant has gone in for some organizational slicing as it tries to position itself for growth opportunities in the 5G market.
Bracing for 5G, network upgrades and enhancements, and pay-TV's next chapter will be among the themes and topics for Tuesday's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London.
With telco cloud and open source developments playing a key role in network operator strategies, Red Hat's acquisition could bolster IBM's opportunities with communications service provider customers.
Figuring out what to do about the access infrastructure part of BT may be the biggest challenge that faces its next CEO.
The world's biggest mobile operator is now also its biggest provider of broadband services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hyperoptic extends Thurrock network; Synamedia appoints new CFO; streaming VoD turns into a torrent.
Why CSPs should adopt an omni-channel approach to improve the customer experience and regain their competitive advantage
At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta last week, Arris and its partners demonstrated how fast broadband links can enable a growing array of smart-city applications.
HBO's first-ever blackout with a pay-TV distributor surfaces as DoJ tries to block AT&T-Time Warner merger.
With a tariff increase on the horizon, the Boston-based maker of cable modems and gateways looks to move production out of China, raise product prices.
The Cupertino King has been increasing prices to offset a slowdown in unit sales. But it doesn't want you to know about it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom comes on strong; Sweden approves Tele2/Com Hem deal; Spotify shares slump on margin-shaving plans; inventor of web says 'careful now.'
This week in our WiC roundup: Latinx women lag in VC funding; Google pays off its bad boys; glass cliffs are the new glass ceilings; and more.
OTT video-focused promotion enters fray as Verizon sees an increase in broadband-only subs in the Fios services mix.
Service providers need to broaden their view of what uCPE can offer to include not just VNFs but virtual functions that support basic IT.
Mansoor Hanif turns up to one of the WiFi industry's big events and tells attendees why cellular is so much better.
Chris Cholas, also late of Intel, named VP of hardware, firmware and special projects.
Moving from legacy technologies like MPLS won't happen overnight, and operators need to find a way for legacy and new technologies to coexist in a hybrid WAN environment, said Comcast's Kevin O'Toole.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK uses carrier aggregation; Swisscom struggles on home turf; Nordic bigwigs get serious about sustainability; US slams UK tax plan.
The International Space Station's onboard computer will start chewing on real scientific data, after a year running test suites and benchmarks.
Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition and IBM's $34 billion purchase of Red Hat mark the final end of open source's outlaw period. Light Reading looks at how open source went mainstream, and what the revolution means for business.
UK telecom incumbent says job cuts are starting to support growth in earnings, but its sales performance remains dire outside the consumer business.