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Broadcom Mulls Bigger Bid for Qualcomm – Report
News Analysis | 11/23/2017

Broadcom is considering an increased takeover bid for Qualcomm by offering more stock to the wireless chip firm's shareholders.

Eurobites: Altice to Flog Dominican Business – Report
News Analysis | 11/23/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets busy with fiber; Elisa and Nokia demo 5G in Espoo; Telecom Italia CEO emphasizes need for 'gigabit' networks.

5G Core & the Service-Based Architecture
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/23/2017

A new Heavy Reading white paper analyzes various aspects of the new 5G core network design known as Service-Based Architecture (SBA).

Top 5 Tech Turkeys 2017
News Analysis | 11/22/2017

Some Thanksgiving turkeys that didn't get our pardon this year.

UK Govt Finds More Pocket Change for 5G
Morris Lore | 11/22/2017

The UK government shows once again how clueless it is when it comes to the 21st century.

TalkTalk TV Wants to Go Places
News Analysis | 11/22/2017

The UK's fourth-largest operator launches a multiscreen offering.

Eurobites: Ericsson Upgrades Airtel's Core in Nigeria
News Analysis | 11/22/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson cuts jobs in Finland; Deutsche Telekom cozies up to Netflix; Swisscom addresses online customer security; the smart ski resort.

Forrester: Don't Give Up on Private Clouds, Yet
Scott Ferguson | 11/22/2017

In looking ahead toward 2018, Forrester finds that private clouds are poised for a comeback, despite the focus on public cloud provides such as AWS and Azure.

Equinix CMO: Embrace the Edge of Your Comfort Zone
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 11/22/2017

Equinix's Sara Baack hopes the increased visibility of recent tech scandals will be the impetus for lasting change.

Can Cable Make Inroads With Enterprises?
Breznick Unbound | 11/22/2017

Cable operators continue to lure small and midsize firms. But can they duplicate the feat with large enterprises? Come find out.

NFV Gets Inspiration From the Cloud (Again)
Column | 11/22/2017

NFV is still behind in becoming cloud-native. A look at what cloud providers are doing with FPGAs should provide inspiration.

Fed Watch: AT&T, Net Neutrality & More
News Analysis | 11/21/2017

Irony doesn't begin to cover today's media regulation scene.

HPE CEO Whitman to Leave, Soon After Saying She's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/21/2017

Whitman says HPE's next CEO needs to be a technologist, as current president Antonio Neri takes her job Feb. 1.

HPE Enterprise Sales Sluggish in Q4
Wagner’s Ring | 11/21/2017

Financial services is going gangbusters for HPE, but the enterprise business needs strong coffee.

Meg Whitman Stepping Down as HPE CEO
News Analysis | 11/21/2017

Antonio Neri prepares to take over in February 2018 as Meg Whitman ends her 6-year tenure as HPE chief executive.

SD-WAN Provider Talari Hires SonicWall VP as New CEO
News Analysis | 11/21/2017

Former SonicWall executive Patrick Sweeney replaces Mark Masur as CEO of SD-WAN vendor Talari Networks.

HPE Adding AI to Data Centers Courtesy of Nimble Storage Acquisition
Scott Ferguson | 11/21/2017

After paying about $1 billion for Nimble Storage, HPE is now incorporating some of the company's AI technology into its data center offerings, with the release of InfoSight.

When Will 6G Arrive? Hopefully Never, Says BT's McRae
News Analysis | 11/21/2017

If 5G lives up to its promise, there may be no need for a 6G technology, according to a senior technology executive from the UK's BT.

Curing Communications Policy Myopia
Column | 11/21/2017

Sensible regulations are needed as smaller radios get installed to facilitate 5G.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G Special
LRTV Documentaries | 11/21/2017

Scott, Jamie and wireless industry consultant William Webb on hype and hopes surrounding 5G.

Charter Plans In-Home Small Cell Gateway
News Analysis | 11/21/2017

Where there's a gateway, Charter wants to put a small cell too.

Google Cuts Cloud Prices Ahead of Amazon Conference
Wagner’s Ring | 11/21/2017

Google wants to make it easier for users to create the right virtual machines with the right performance and cost for particular workloads.

MEF CTO: Standards Pace Accelerating
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2017

ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.

Cisco, VMware Battling for SD-WAN Supremacy – Report
Scott Ferguson | 11/21/2017

A report from IHS Markit finds that Cisco and VMware are fighting over an SD-WAN market that could be worth more than $3 billion by 2021.

Let's Talk About 5G Efficiency, Not Wacky Services
Morris Lore | 11/21/2017

While vendors continue touting 5G as an opportunity to provide new revenue-generating services, operators are increasingly focused on it as an efficiency tool.

Telefónica Creates AI Aura Around Pay-TV
News Analysis | 11/21/2017

Users of Telefonica's Movistar TV service will be able to use the cognitive capabilities of its Aura platform to know, manage and control their digital interactions with the company and identify new, relevant offers.

Eurobites: Liberty Global Looks to Get In On UK IT Services Action
News Analysis | 11/21/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovak Telekom goes with Netcracker for billing; DT teams up with Fraunhofer for IoT; Intracom backhauls video in Warsaw.

Casa Finally Gets Ready for $150M IPO
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

The cable equipment vendor had the swagger in 2015. Has it got the goods to finally go public in 2017?

DoJ Sues to Block AT&T/Time Warner
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

As threatened, US government is moving to block the AT&T/TW deal after AT&T refuses to divest of either DirecTV or Turner Broadcasting.

LR Podcast: MEF's Grand Plans, Africa's Telecom Future
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

Carol Wilson updates us on MEF 2017 and carriers' plans for the edge and SD-WAN; Iain Morris recounts how AfricaCom reflected the spectrum of markets across the continent.

Google Eyes More Data Center Space in Denmark
Scott Ferguson | 11/20/2017

Google is buying land in Denmark for a new data center, which is likely to help the company with its cloud expansion, as well as GDPR.

Marvell Confirms $6B Deal to Buy Cavium
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

Deal could help Marvell to offset a slowdown in its core market of developing storage chips for hard disk drives.

BCE Is Back in Austin in 2018!
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2017

The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!

IBM's Rometty: 'You Have to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/20/2017

IBM boss puts a new wrinkle on old advice for success, as well as trumpeting IBM's century-long history of inclusivity for women, the disabled, and African Americans.

Memo to Telcos: NYC Has an RFI for You
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

The Big Apple is ready to barter with telecom companies, and others, for the city's broadband future.

AWS & VMware Vs. Cisco & Google: A Cloud Fight Worth Watching
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

In the past few months, AWS and VMware have formed a new partnership and Google and Cisco have done the same. When it comes to a cloud fight, how can IT pick a side?

Ambitious Amsterdam Makes ONAP's Case
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

First software release fully merges OpenECOMP and OPEN-O into modular architecture, pieces of which are already being put to use and in PoCs.

Eurobites: Altice Calms Investors' Nerves
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH tie-up in Ireland; UK government creates buzz around Budget measures; du works on 'loyalty platform.'

Wireless Could Arrive Soon in NYC Subway Tunnels
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

Transit Wireless has announced plans to bring WiFi and cellular connectivity to New York City's subway.

Sprint COO Ottendorfer Jumps Ship
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

Yellow-sneakered COO of technology walks away from Sprint.

AT&T's Lurie Leaps to Synchronoss as New CEO
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

The former AT&T Mobility CEO fetches up at messaging specialist Synchronoss.

Amdocs Preps 'Carrier-Grade' Version of ONAP
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

Amdocs Open Network's CTO talks ways to commercialize ONAP for carriers and enterprises, and how the open source project will evolve as we move to 5G and a software-based world.

Broadcom Deal Is Done for Brocade
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

The $5.9 billion acquisition is now complete. On to bigger (ahem, Qualcomm) deals.

Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/17/2017

Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.

Hollywood's ACE Sinks Kodi Pirates
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has closed down several key Kodi add-ons delivering popular pirated streaming services.

AT&T Intelligent Edge Blurs Lines Between Cloud, CPE
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

Old distinctions lose relevance when intelligence can reside anywhere and every customer prem is connected to the cloud.

MEF17: Breaking Down the Hot Topics
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2017

Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.

Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson | 11/17/2017

A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud universise comes with its own set of management headaches.

India Poised for Transport Network Boom
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

Soaring adoption of 4G services, and preparations for the launch of 5G, should create plenty of demand for optical networking gear over the next few years.

Eurobites: BT Attends University With Huawei to Study Photonics & More
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT's Bavarian brew; Kudelski makes some White Noise; EU set to approve Qualcomm/NXP deal soon?

WiCipedia: Herstory, Apple Diversity Stagnates & Queen Bees
WiCipedia | 11/17/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Apple's diversity efforts fall flat; Uber under fire again for not protecting passengers; women in tech in China break glass ceiling; and more.

China Mobile to Deploy 10,000 5G Basestations by 2020
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

Chinese service provider expects to have a commercial 5G network comprising 10,000 basestations in the market in 2020.

IoT Specialist Wellness Telecom Banks Series A
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

IoT, smart city and energy efficiency expert lands Series A investment round from India's Enzen Group.

FCC Wants to Open More High-Band Spectrum for 5G
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

New FCC vote would open up 1.7GHz more of mmWave spectrum if the FCC sets auction dates for the 5G bandwidth anytime soon.

DT Is Not Going Radio Gaga About 5G
News Analysis | 11/16/2017

Deutsche Telekom executive says 5G progress so far is largely about radio – and it shouldn't be.

Sprint's McClendon – Building for the Future, Learning From the Past
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2017

Sprint's Ginger McClendon talks about how the future of network design will evolve with the advent of 5G.

Senet Virtualizes Worldwide IoT Network
News Analysis | 11/16/2017

That's no starter network.

Cisco Boosted by Rosier Outlook
News Analysis | 11/16/2017

Shares in vendor giant get a boost as the company forecasts sales growth next quarter.

Eurobites: Ericsson Files Patent for '5G Foundations'
News Analysis | 11/16/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom open to Dutch tie-up with Tele2; EE hits 2.8 Gbit/s in 5G tests with Huawei; Bouygues Telecom profits up.

Microsoft Doubles Down on Open Source, Analytics for Developers
Scott Ferguson | 11/16/2017

To increase development in the cloud, Microsoft is continuing to invest in open source and data analytics technologies. At its Connect show, Redmond rolled out new tools to assist the company's legions of developers.

Cisco's Q1 Beats Wall Street Expectations
Scott Ferguson | 11/15/2017

Cisco beat Wall Street expectations during its first-quarter financial report, and the company claims that some of its technology bets, including security, are starting to pay off.

Tiny Antennas Bring Test Challenges for 5G
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

Miniscule mmWave MIMO arrays break a typical testing technique for cellular hardware.

Juniper's New Contrail VP Hails From Google
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

CTO Bikash Koley welcomes a former Google cohort into Juniper's ranks, taking over Contrail's domain of SDN, cloud orchestration and security.

Bell Canada Is Binning Black Boxes Before 5G Buildout
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

Canadian operator is replacing traditional gear and turning central offices into data centers as it prepares for the introduction of 5G technology.

Huawei Set for 'Intensive' AI Investment
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

As it aims to develop fully automated 'intelligent' networks, Huawei is set to significantly ramp up its investments in in-house artificial intelligence R&D, says CEO.

MEF CTO: Small Operators Must Automate
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

Unless smaller access providers get on board the automation train, on-demand end-to-end services won't be possible.

Microsoft's Russinovich: Avoiding Cloud Lock-In Is Risky Too
Wagner’s Ring | 11/15/2017

Sure, cloud lock-in is risky. But multicloud has its own risks, says Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich.

Verizon Betting on Wholesale SD-WAN
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

Network operator thinks many fellow operators will prefer to outsource their SD-WAN strategies and says it can scale to meet that demand.

AT&T: 'True Mobile' Is Driving Cloud Edge
Wagner’s Ring | 11/15/2017

A new generation of mobility apps requires performance not available from conventional cloud.

Ubiquitous SDN Acceleration Is Coming
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/15/2017

NICs have evolved many times, and the smart NIC is the next step, offering a programmable resource that can be configured to provide additional CPU offload functions for different applications.

Google Cloud Spanner Updates: Better Uptime, More Support
Scott Ferguson | 11/15/2017

Google Cloud Spanner, the company's globally distributed database, is getting several updates, including multi-region support, as well as an improved SLA that offers near-perfect availability.

Vodafone CTO: 5G Is Overhyped & It's Mainly About Cost
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

Vodafone CTO says the industry has not done enough to publicize the cost benefits of 5G and warns against overhyping the technology.

Eurobites: Telefónica Reckons Plastic Is Fantastic for FTTH
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk shares bomb after £75 million H1 loss; Peugeot et al hitch up to Huawei; more 5G fun with Ericsson; Swisscom targets SMEs.

Verizon's Fixed 5G: Are You Ready for the Wireless Gig Rush?
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

As long as your valley isn't too green!

Charter Taps SD-WAN to Boost Off-Net Reach
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

New hybrid service leverages cable operator's Ethernet footprint and adds cloud-based SD-WAN managed jointly through new customer portal.

Sprint's McClendon – Trust Your Inner Voice
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 11/14/2017

NEW YORK -- Sprint's McClendon explains why listening to your inner voice makes all the difference in navigating the tech and comms industries.

Efficiency Drive by Major Telcos Has Claimed 74K Jobs Since 2015
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Research carried out by Light Reading shows the scale of job cuts in the telecom sector during the last two years, as major telcos look to maintain sales with a smaller workforce.

MEF Goes Global With Its Latest Specs Effort
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.

Amazon Selling Part of Its China Cloud Business for $300M
Scott Ferguson | 11/14/2017

Amazon is selling off part of its cloud business in China for about $300 million to a local company to comply with the country's regulations. However, Amazon still plans to compete overseas.

Telekom Austria Launches Zero-Rated Service
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Austrian incumbent is the first to offer zero-rated service in Austria, but follows DT and Vodafone in Germany and others in the US.

Ex-Googlers Launch LightStep for Hybrid App Performance Management
Wagner’s Ring | 11/14/2017

LightStep, founded by ex-Googlers, comes out of stealth to offer an application performance management product for combined microservices and legacy environments.

Qwilt Starts Caching on Verizon Edge
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Verizon is deploying Qwilt's transparent caching solution, and it's a pretty big deal for the future of content delivery.

Eurobites: SSE Scents Victory Over Openreach With Fiber-Through-the-Sewer Plan
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT makes smart city moves; billing bulletin; 'roam like home' begins to bite; Telenor tests 5G.

Cisco Creates $1B Financing Program for Smart Cities
Scott Ferguson | 11/14/2017

Cisco is looking to delve further into smart cities and IoT technologies with a $1 billion financing program for those communities looking to make investments.

Vodafone Ups Guidance on European Growth
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Vodafone provides some cheery news for investors, raising its full-year earnings forecast after seeing good progress in Europe and on efficiency measures.

Cable Nets Split to the Internet With Philo
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

A+E, AMC, Discovery, Scripps and Viacom are creating their own streaming service with a $25 million investment in Philo, an OTT offering launching today.

Slideshow: Meet Philo TV
Slide Shows | 11/14/2017

A peek at the new OTT streaming TV service, Philo.

Nokia Bell Labs & Verizon Stretch Fixed 5G to the Home
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

Nokia Bell Labs is working with Verizon on a window-mounted radio to bring 5G to US homes, but it won't help in areas where foliage can block the 28GHz signal.

Dell EMC Makes Machine Learning Road-Ready
Wagner’s Ring | 11/13/2017

Introducing hardware-software-service bundles for on-premises machine learning customized for specific use cases, for enterprises that need to keep their computing on premises.

China Overtakes US in Latest Top 500 Supercomputer List
Scott Ferguson | 11/13/2017

The release of the semiannual Top 500 Supercomputer List this week shows China increasing its share, while the US tumbles to second.

The Light Reading Podcast: TIP, MEF & a Visit to Dreamforce
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

Carol Wilson previews MEF 2017 and Mitch Wagner recaps Dreamforce.

Iain Morris on the Challenges of Connecting Africa
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

At AfricaCom 2017, LR News Editor Iain Morris learned about the continent's challenges in technology, regulations, automation and dealing with foreign vendors.

Making the Move to Multiple Platforms
Column | 11/13/2017

Now that communications service providers have reached a crossroads, they must choose quickly to survive.

UNH-IOL Director on Plugfests & Career Pivots
Mentor Monday | 11/13/2017

UNH-IOL Director Erica Johnson explains how she balances the technology and business goals of the UNH-IOL, makes STEM opportunities at the lab a priority for high-school students and why women should be comfortable pivoting in their careers.

MEF 3.0 Goes Agile, Incremental
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

New specs will be released incrementally, and certification will become a subscription-based process.

Monetizing ONAP, the Amdocs Way
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

Amdocs always planned to build a business case around its work with AT&T and now it's starting to show how.

Time May Have Run Out for Dish Buyout
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

Even wireless spectrum is only worth so much.

Qualcomm Rejects $105B Bid From Broadcom
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

Now get ready for a Broadcom/Qualcomm proxy battle!

Automated Service Provisioning: Getting It Right
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

To get automated service provisioning right, IT needs to keep a few guidelines in mind. Here's a look at where to get started in your automation journey.

Eurobites: Western Operators Lining Pockets of Africa's Super-Rich – Report
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom's H1 revenues rise; new 100G link between China and Russia; du's buys into IoT messaging platform.

Rackspace, HPE Delivering OpenStack as Private Cloud Service
Scott Ferguson | 11/13/2017

Rackspace and HPE are looking to make the private cloud more appealing to enterprises with a new service based on OpenStack.

AT&T to Tap External Developers for Edge Computing Test Zone
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

AT&T plans to launch an edge computing test zone in 2018 to test connected applications such as autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and drones.

American Tower Becomes an Indian Power Through $1.2B Deal With Vodafone, Idea
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

Deal will make American Tower an infrastructure force in the Indian market and should help Vodafone and Idea to improve their balance sheet positions.

OEMs: Reliance Jio Wants Only Your Software
News Analysis | 11/10/2017

RJio prefers to go directly to ODMs for hardware, which means OEMs become pure software vendors whether they like it or not.

AI & Machine Learning in NFV/SDN: Key Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/10/2017

Operators are applying artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to leverage the power of their new programmable, software-based networks.

Broadband Fee Fight Gets Messy at the FCC
News Analysis | 11/10/2017

With fiber deployments ratcheting up and 5G on the horizon, what's the right model for charging fees to install telecom equipment in public rights-of-way? The FCC wants to figure it out fast.

Altice Moves to Stem Investor Panic
News Analysis | 11/10/2017

Following the meltdown of the company's worth over the past week, Altice brings back founder Patrick Drahi as board president and replaces CEO Michael Combes with Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei.

Talend Acquires API Design & Test Specialist Restlet
Scott Ferguson | 11/10/2017

With the acquisition, Talend will incorporate Restlet's API technology into its own data fabric to make sharing data easier among its customers.

ONAP Strikes Back, Saying Critics Are Misinformed
News Analysis | 11/10/2017

Most of the criticisms of ONAP are coming from non-members who don't know the whole story, says Linux Foundation's Arpit Joshipura.

Quip Wants to Kill Email Attachments
Wagner’s Ring | 11/10/2017

Quip's vision is embedding discussion around business documents rather than swapping documents in email.

Eurobites: Drahi Retakes Control at Altice as Combes Steps Down
News Analysis | 11/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mixed Q3 fortunes at Telecom Italia; Tele2 gets into electric cars; Gemalto's IoT module; compensation ahoy for cheesed-off UK landline customers.

A CIO 'Renaissance' Needs the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 11/10/2017

At the TBM Conference this week, CIOs are looking to take more control of enterprise IT. The cloud is key.

WiCipedia: Girls Code, Valley Shame & GE's Big Plan
WiCipedia | 11/10/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech are finally reaching the small screen; kids take over teaching; techies are starting to feel self-conscious; and more.

Why Cable's Feasting on Fiber
Breznick Unbound | 11/9/2017

In an LR webinar next Wednesday, industry experts will look at why cable operators are investing heavily in fiber, the challenges involved and how operators can overcome those hurdles.

Facebook's TIP Expands Its Influence, Except in the US
News Analysis | 11/9/2017

The Telecom Infra Project is moving into areas such as AI and network slicing, as founder Facebook pushes universal connectivity.

Ciena Powers Up at the Edge
News Analysis | 11/9/2017

New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.

CFO: Don't Expect Major M&A From Ericsson as It Rights Ship
News Analysis | 11/9/2017

CEO Ekholm says Ericsson's sum is worth more than its parts would be alone.

Microsoft Looks to Secure Clouds With 'Project Cerberus'
Scott Ferguson | 11/9/2017

Microsoft's latest Open Compute Project offering is called 'Project Cerberus,' and looks to make clouds more secure by protecting the firmware of cloud servers.

New Nanoservices Platform Powers BBC Sports Streaming Explosion
News Analysis | 11/9/2017

A new internally developed platform, BBC Live, will help the BBC deliver an additional 1,000 hours of streaming video from 30 different sports.

Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Hand in Glove With CityFibre, Lays Down the Gauntlet to BT
News Analysis | 11/9/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom raises full-year forecast on strength of Q3; TIM, Fastweb and Huawei tackle Italian 5G job; machine learning developments.

LINX Talks About Open Networking & OcNOS
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 11/9/2017

SILICON VALLEY, 11/9/2017 – Listen to Richard Petrie, CTO of LINX, explain how LINX is adopting a disaggregated format for their secondary London interconnect platform (LON2).

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Darn Agile for a 106-Year-Old
Wagner’s Ring | 11/9/2017

Established companies can remain competitive if they are willing to change everything – except their core values, says the Big Blue boss in an on-stage conversation with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

DOJ Brings Timeline Trouble to AT&T-TW Deal
News Analysis | 11/8/2017

What if the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner doesn't get approved?

Telco Data Analytics Europe: Key Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/8/2017

This year's show evinced healthy interest in effectively using data and analytics to run telecom businesses better, but how well are operators actually doing with it?

Cisco/Ericsson Partnership to Miss $1B Sales Target in 2018
News Analysis | 11/8/2017

Ericsson's CEO says the partnership still stands but won't return the promised $1B in 2018.

Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Managed Services & Keeping Subscribers Happy
News Analysis | 11/8/2017

'Plan for the worst, hope for the best,' seems to be the mantra of Ericsson's new CEO.

TIP Touts Progress in Mobile & Optical
News Analysis | 11/8/2017

The second-annual Telecom Infra Project Summit opens with optimisim about cellular networks, emerging markets and startup funding.

Savvy Vecima Invests in Cable Edge
News Analysis | 11/8/2017

Vecima is placing its bets in distributed access architectures and content delivery network technology.

Intel to Power NBA's VR Coverage
News Analysis | 11/8/2017

The NBA and Turner Sports are partnering with Intel to provide virtual reality coverage of the All-Star weekend in February 2018.

Eurobites: Swisscom Goes All Out for Gigabit LTE, 5G
News Analysis | 11/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and Vodafone make 5G data connection in Italy; automation not that scary after all; welcome to Gigabit Island.

ExxonMobil Adds Fuel to a Digital Transformation
Scott Ferguson | 11/8/2017

ExxonMobil VP of IT Mike Brown is transforming his organization into an integral part of the oil and gas giant, which is helping fuel digital transformation.

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Updates Address DevOps Needs
Scott Ferguson | 11/8/2017

Nutanix is adding support for object storage, analytics workloads and an app marketplace to its Enterprise Cloud OS to address DevOps needs for customers.

Test Analytics to Future-Proof Fiber Network Rollout
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/8/2017

FTTx rollouts need a more automated process for collecting and analyzing test results, and analytics could provide the answer.

The Wit & Wisdom of David Hughes
Rewired | 11/8/2017

PCCW exec David Hughes eviscerates the telecom 'poor me' mindset but with a light touch, Carol Wilson writes.

Google's Diane Greene Opens Up on Her Life & Career
Wagner’s Ring | 11/8/2017

The Google cloud boss discussed her father losing his business after being falsely accused of being a communist, as well as her own ascent to the top enterprise cloud job at Google, in a wide-ranging conversation with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

Verizon Asks for Additional 6 Months for Fixed 5G Tests
News Analysis | 11/7/2017

Request is in with the FCC now. Verizon recently said that it will launch fixed 5G in 2018.

Data Center Interconnect for the Web-Scale Era
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/7/2017

Driven by web-scale Internet companies, three key trends – disaggregation in terminals, open line systems and 100G+ transponders – are reshaping the DCI market.

Could Intel Make a Rival Bid for Qualcomm?
Jonestown | 11/7/2017

Bidding on Qualcomm could give Intel a 5G fillip and – possibly more importantly – an instant 4G boost.

Ducting Disruption Fuels Fiber for Smart Cities
News Analysis | 11/7/2017

How microducts and pushable fiber could make a difference in smart city connectivity.

CSPs Embrace Machine Learning & AI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/7/2017

The most recent Thought Leadership Council survey finds that while communications service providers (CSPs) are exploring numerous emerging technologies, most are heavily involved in machine learning.

Microsoft & Apple See Coming Augmented Reality Revolution
News Analysis | 11/7/2017

Apple CEO says augmented reality will 'change everything,' while Microsoft UK CEO says 'mixed reality' will spur a 'fourth industrial revolution.'

Towergate Insurance: Achieving 'Good Enough' IT in the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 11/7/2017

After 20 years of growth, oftentimes through acquisitions, UK-based Towergate Insurance Brokers ended up with a sprawling IT infrastructure. After going all-in on cloud, the company found that 'good enough' IT is, in fact, good enough.

Google Joins With Salesforce to Mix Online, Offline Customer Analytics
Wagner’s Ring | 11/7/2017

Salesforce is also naming Google as a preferred infrastructure provider – but Salesforce is still keeping Amazon close.

Eurobites: Ekholm Continues Management Purge at Ericsson
News Analysis | 11/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Mobily network in Saudi Arabia; Vodafone turns to V for Victory in the consumer IoT market; Nokia and Vodacom trial 5G technologies.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Everyone's a Winner
LRTV Documentaries | 11/7/2017

Tariff talk, 5G thoughts and champagne cork shenanigans, all brought to you by our very own prefab four at the Global Telecoms Awards.

Broadcom Offers $130B for Hostile Takeover of Qualcomm
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

In a season of mega-merger chatter, Broadcom offers a monster $130 billion hostile bid to take over Qualcomm

How Enterprising Can Cable Be?
Breznick Unbound | 11/6/2017

While cable operators have made great inroads with small and midsized firms, the big question in the commercial market is whether they can duplicate that feat with large enterprises.

SevOne Adds Containers to Its Quiver
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

Service assurance software vendor making strides in the cloud-native direction while retaining its other options, including VMs.

What Next for DT After T-Mobile, Sprint Bust-Up?
Morris Lore | 11/6/2017

Deutsche Telekom's US strategy will be under scrutiny now that plans to merge T-Mobile with Sprint have again fallen through.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 Eyes Greater Container, Security Support
Scott Ferguson | 11/6/2017

At the OpenStack Summit in Australia, Red Hat is rolling out its OpenStack Platform 12, which emphasizes container and security support.

Automation Workshop: Key Takeaways From Colt & Others
LRTV Interviews | 11/6/2017

Industry experts from Light Reading's Automation & the New Carrier Network workshop shed some light on the event's key insights.

ONAP Takes Flak as Telcos Prep for Release 1
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

While some telcos appear eager to get started with ONAP, others are worried about the unwieldiness of the platform.

SoftBank to Increase Sprint Stake as Vision Fund Boosts Earnings
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

Japanese company says it will increase stake in Sprint following collapse of merger talks with T-Mobile, as operating profits are boosted by investment activity.

Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Falls Apart (Again!)
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

The two carriers drop their proposed relationship and agree to see other people.

Altice & Sprint Ink MVNO Deal
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

After the end of talks with T-Mobile, Sprint is now teaming up with Altice USA.

Cisco Partner Summit Photos: Deep in the Heart of Networks
Slide Shows | 11/6/2017

Cisco preached the gospel of network intuitive and multicloud to its partners in Dallas recently. Also, jazz, dragons – and a serious moment of sober reflection for a lost friend.

At Dreamforce 2017, Salesforce Doubling Down on AI
Scott Ferguson | 11/6/2017

A year after first introducing Einstein AI, Salesforce is planning to double down on artificial intelligence at its Dreamforce 2017 conference.

Eurobites: Telefónica Teams Up With SEAT to Drive 5G Future & More
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange PoPs into South Africa; du teams up with ecommerce portal; T-Mobile Netherlands gets TD-LTE in synch with Oscilloquartz.

Pics: AT&T Summit Embraces Risky Business
Slide Shows | 11/6/2017

AT&T unveiled a new AI platform, microservices supplier program, all-weather drone and more at the first AT&T Summit for its business customers.

Consolidation Coming to India's Tower Sector
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

India's towers sector is poised for takeover activity as big players look to reduce debts and focus on providing services.

OpenStack Foundation Wants to Help Real-World Operations
News Analysis | 11/5/2017

With OpenStack now seven years old, the OpenStack Foundation wants to start programs aimed at real-world issues, such as integration and operations.

Could Broadcom Possibly Absorb Qualcomm?
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

We might find out. Bloomberg says Broadcom is thinking about joining forces with Qualcomm, combining two $100B chip giants.

Altice USA Plows Ahead With Hubs & Fiber
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

Undaunted by the growing cord-cutting trend, Altice is pushing forward with new video/broadband gateways and FTTH rollouts in its US markets.

Sonus Cuts a New Shape as Ribbon Communications
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

With the Genband merger process over, Sonus has decided it's time for a new name. Say hello to Ribbon Communications.

Broadcom Heads Home, Clears Way for Brocade Buyout
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

The outlook for Broadcom's buyout of Brocade has gotten a lot rosier.

Cisco: We'll Put IT Back in Charge
Wagner’s Ring | 11/3/2017

Cisco and partners say that the cloud can help IT regain control of IT infrastructure.

Eurobites: Arqiva Gets the Jitters Over IPO
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom pilots Gigabit LTE; Ericsson upgrades in Greenland; Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout.

Riverbed Updates SteelCentral to Emphasize App Performance, Containers
Scott Ferguson | 11/3/2017

Riverbed is pushing beyond its traditional networking roots to build additional capabilities to monitor application performance, as well as containers.

WiCipedia: Momism, Lead With Values & Demand Equality
WiCipedia | 11/3/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: 'Momism' puts mothers at a disadvantage; lead with values when opening shop; telecom industry comes in last for diversity; and more.

NFV & SDN Are Generating Profit$, Claims Netcracker
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

VP of strategy tells OSS event audience that its business-focused operator customers are making money and getting services out faster.

Debating the Common Information Model
LRTV Interviews | 11/3/2017

LONDON, 11/3/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event in London, Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre talk common information models and automation.

Nokia Slams Ericsson 5G Claims as 'Misinformation'
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

Finnish vendor says it is providing 5G-ready baseband products, despite Ericsson's claims.

AT&T Declares the New Microservices World Order
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

AT&T unveiled its microservices supplier program this week, which enables the carrier to create customized enterprise apps by combining microservices.

VeloCloud 'Pours Gas' on VMware's Carrier Ambitions
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

The acquisition of VeloCloud would hand VMware some carrier SD-WAN deployments that could start some interesting NFV conversations.

'Hey, Spark!' Cisco Launches AI-Powered Voice Assistant for Meetings
Wagner’s Ring | 11/2/2017

Spark Assistant is like Siri or Alexa, but for meetings – fruit of Cisco's $125M MindMeld acquisition in May.

Time for Women to Demand Equality – Panel
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

Women should no longer ask for equal treatment or fairness. It's time to insist, say Women in Comms panelists.

Pace of Change Is the Biggest Challenge – Sigma CTO Michel
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 11/2/2017

LONDON -- Sigma Systems works to help CSPs become digital service providers, and that means tracking not just technology but many other trends and expectations.

Hurricanes Hammer Liberty Global Results
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

Liberty Global suffers revenue and operating income hits in its Latin American unit from Hurricanes Irma and Maria as it preps for LILAC spinoff.

DoJ May Fight AT&T-TW Deal – Report
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

A new report suggests the DOJ could file an antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner.

Sprint & MSOs Drawn to ETSI's Automation Group, Says DT's Martiny
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

New industry group focused on automated processes and zero touch networking is attracting potential new members, including Sprint, and prepping for an initial meeting in January, says DT exec Klaus Martiny.

AT&T's Stine: Driving the Data That Fuels Business Success
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

Steve Stine's new job focuses on making sure business units have they data they need in the structure and place they need it.

Colt: Automation's 'Silent Killer' Is Poor Quality Data
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

Colt executive draws attention to the pitfalls of automating operations and provides an update on the UK operator's progress so far.

Google Speeds Latency for Cloud Apps
Wagner’s Ring | 11/2/2017

Beefing up its Andromeda software-defined networking for improved cloud application performance.

VMware to Acquire SD-WAN Startup VeloCloud
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

VMware is getting into SD-WAN by buying VeloCloud, a startup that's found traction with some Tier 1 carriers.

VMware Acquiring SD-WAN Startup VeloCloud Networks
Scott Ferguson | 11/2/2017

With the acquisition of VeloCloud Networks, VMware is moving deeper into the software-defined networking game and likely to clash more with Cisco.

Arris Readies R-PHY Rollouts for Q4
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

Here comes Remote PHY.

The Business Case for Next-Gen Operations
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2017

LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.

Eurobites: Global Services Unit Knocks BT Off Its Axis in Fiscal Q2
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Bank opens for business; fixed-line decline dents Swisscom's Q3; Virgin buoyant on broadband, not so much on mobile.

Facebook Alumni-Led Database Startup YugaByte De-Stealths With $8M Funding
Wagner’s Ring | 11/2/2017

YugaByte says it can deliver the performance, scalability and reliability needed for a customer-facing database in a platform that is portable across clouds.

IBM's Watson Data Platform Focuses on AI
Scott Ferguson | 11/2/2017

The Watson Data Platform is expanding beyond big data analytics to include artificial intelligence, according to IBM.

CenturyLink CTO: Now the Fun Starts
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

With CenturyLink closing its $34 billion Level 3 acquisition, CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain has a bigger sandbox for his work in SDN, NFV and network automation.

AT&T to Make 5G Network Available to First Responders Too
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

AT&T says it will make all of its spectrum bands available to first responders over time.

Heavy Reading: Common Data Models Unlikely
News Analysis | 11/1/2017

Getting operators to agree on a common data model that rises above the lowest common denominator is seemingly impossible.

Microsoft's 'CrystalNet' Looks to Eliminate Cloud Downtime
Scott Ferguson | 11/1/2017

Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research are jointly developing a new emulator dubbed 'CrystalNet' that could reduce downtime in the cloud.

Cable Virtualization Needs a Solid Framework
News Analysis | 11/1/2017

You can't get there from here... without a framework.

BT Berates Virtualization Vendors for Lack of Conformity
News Analysis | 11/1/2017

The UK operator is training staff to use data modeling languages so that it can address the lack of conformity it sees from virtualization system vendors.

AT&T's Acumos: Transforming AI Apps From Snowflakes to Lego Bricks
News Analysis | 11/1/2017

AT&T and Tech Mahindra launched an open source artificial intelligence platform – Acumos – to make AI more widely accessible and accelerate deployment of AI applications.

Eurobites: Imagination Sale Gets Investor Approval
News Analysis | 11/1/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS closes Telesign acquisition; Orange takes to the high seas with BlueTide; du Plessis takes the BT hotseat.

IBM Cloud Private Extends Big Blue's Hybrid Reach
Scott Ferguson | 11/1/2017

IBM is already a leader in private cloud, and Big Blue's Cloud Private platform extends that reach deeper into the hybrid cloud marketplace.

Juniper Tries Its Hand at Optical Disaggregation
News Analysis | 11/1/2017

Software from BTI joins off-the-shelf ROADM hardware as Juniper tries to create a programmable photonic plane.

Photos: GE's Internet of BIG Things
Slide Shows | 11/1/2017

Developers gather at GE's Minds + Machines to learn how to connect industrial IoT to the cloud.

Huawei, Nokia Not 5G Ready, Says Ericsson
News Analysis | 11/1/2017

Swedish vendor trumpets its baseband smarts and says it is trying to build 4G market share in Europe in preparation for the arrival of 5G.

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