Google is jumping in with support for the new version on Google Container Engine.
As hyperscale players grow data center infrastructure globally, subsea cable operator is expanding to meet that connectivity need.
An infrastructure bill without public/private partnerships? Sad!
The looming culture change that's necessary for NFV does seem to be happening at large carriers, panelists at the NFV & Carrier SDN conference report.
Danish operator TDC is rolling out a pan-Nordic VoD service under the Blockbuster brand, after acquiring it three years ago.
Microsoft Ignite is the company's big enterprise show of the year. Here's the view from the show floor.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS forced to suspend service in Turkmenistan; Vonage has new base in UK; Huawei helps Viva Bahrain on hybrid core.
This week in our WiC roundup: Holberton School takes job training to a new level; Christian white men are feeling discriminated against; cable numbers hold steady; and more.
Data science could bring telcos to new levels of security and could assist operations in areas such as SDN and NFV, argues guest contributor Kiran Inampudi.
During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event, Verizon's Fred Oliveira focused on the challenges and opportunities the operator faces around NFV orchestration.
Italian telecom incumbent says former Vivendi executive and current general manager will become CEO and announces a joint venture with Vivendi pay-TV business Canal+.
It hasn't happened yet, but wouldn't it be hilarious to find out your VNFs are spreading malware?
The significant shift towards becoming a lean, digital operator was the focus of the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
Whatever strategy CSPs adopt in the emerging IoT landscape, a critical enabler of their IoT business will be the monetization engine.
Growing interest in the potential of edge computing has yet to be matched by commercial activity on the telco side. In the meantime, the Internet companies are coming.
Bigger than a stick and smaller than a set-top, the Amazon 4K Fire TV is a threat to cable.
Distributing content and applications closer to the customer is critical but using existing infrastructure isn't going to be easy.
LONDON, 9/29/2017 - immmr, a German startup spun out of Deutsche Telekom's T-Labs, is looking to gain ground in the digital comms market with a multimedia app that offers virtual numbers and lets anyone communicate from any device, explains CEO Judit Andrasi.
In contrast to competitor Oracle, SAP offers multi-cloud portability for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
A report from Gartner this week finds that the public cloud or IaaS market grew more than 30% between 2015 and 2016, but Alibaba Cloud grew its revenues faster than the competition.
New research from YouGov shows that UK viewers are still viewing content from TV shows, even though they are doing so on multiple platforms.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA in 200G trials with Telefonica Germany; BMW finds room for Alexa; BT maintains complaints quota.
No, we're not talking about a bird, but a tiny wireless device designed to steal your card info when you use a compromised gas pump. Happy times!
The Belgian wholesale carrier hopes its $230 million takeover of a Californian software company will take it in a new direction.
At the MEC Congress in Berlin there was plenty of evidence that edge computing is more than just a hot topic, but still too few signs of concrete business cases or investment plans.
... It's a COW. Sprint isn't the only carrier with airborne cellsites.
Google is moving its Cloud IoT Core management platform into public beta and adding new features.
Innovation should get easier now we've got NFV; at least that's the message from today's Service Delivery Innovation Summit in London.
The company assembles what it calls a cloud-native core, named AirGile, to bring NFV fully into the cloud and to let VNFs be truly stateless.
iOS 11.01, released this week, fixes a bug where some users were unable to send mail over Office 365 and Exchange.
Two new programs seek to settle on a smaller set of NFVi configurations so the real innovation can begin.
SANTIAGO, 9/27/2017 - In this episode we visit Start-Up Chile, the government-funded accelerator program that invites global entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Santiago. However, a lack of available venture capital means that many companies return home once the program has ended. Part two of three.
Light Reading's OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV is the industry's premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations and OSS.
Cisco's job cutting is hitting home as the company will eliminate 310 jobs at its San Jose headquarters.
Defense and aerospace company L3 Technologies is looking to aggressively adopt the cloud, following regulatory prohibitions lifting last year.
LONDON, 9/27/2017 - Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris at Ovum's Digital Futures event about what digital transformation actually means for telecom network operators.
As IoT projects gain popularity in the enterprise, the right management platform can make a big difference. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing one.
The social media giant is adding to its sports video library at a steady rate.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European get a taste for vacation roaming; VeloCloud appoints UK manager; Uber back in court.
A wireless spectrum sale won't save Dish's video business.
Flying small cells could provide coverage from the air after emergencies like hurricanes, Sprint suggests.
The emergence of different groups addressing the edge computing challenge has fueled concern about interoperability and whether a unified approach to edge computing will take shape.
Everyone wants vendor-agnostic virtualization, but it's going to require hands-on work from the network operators, says ADVA CTO.
Comcast is calling its new Instant TV service the 'tip of the spear.'
ON2020 presents its assessment of optical network requirements through 2020 and beyond, identifying new challenges and opportunities for the telecom industry.
Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon eye NB-IoT in 2018, while AT&T is full-bore on Cat M for now.
Demand calls for another optical transport evolution, this time in the management of optical network resources.
Jamie's back with Scott and Iain from Light Reading to discuss the decision to kick Uber out of London, and much more.
Google Job Discovery - formerly known as the Google Cloud Jobs API - goes into beta Tuesday, working with new categories of companies.
With Kubernetes management in AWS, Mirantis is going beyond private cloud for the first time.
UK chipmaker believes the distributed cloud, or fog, model will address 5G requirements in a way that edge computing alone cannot.
LONDON, 9/26/2017 - At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.
With its Gigya acquisition, SAP hopes to be able to provide enterprises with a unified view of the customer.
A new report from RTL Group ad network Ad Connect estimates that spending on online video advertising is growing rapidly, but is still a small part of total video advertising.
The SAP Data Hub allows enterprises to extract value from data in the cloud, on premises, or wherever it resides.
IBM's Integrated Analytics System uses the company's Data Science Experience, Apache Spark and gives data scientists access to machine learning.
Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM hovers over Imagination deal; Sparkle banks on SMS growth; Ericsson teams up with Intel on 5G.
Spending on edge computing will exceed that on 5G across Europe and the US between now and 2026.
The chief marketing officer of Russia's MTS reckons 10% of future revenues could come from software.
HONG KONG, 9/25/2017 - Digital and operations transformation is much more a people challenge than a technology challenge, according to the many service provider executives who shared their experiences at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
At Ignite, CEO Satya Nadella and a team of researchers gave insights into the company's development of quantum computing.
Daughter Ivanka is leading initiative to give $200 million in annual grant funding to expand STEM and computer science education in schools 'with diversity in mind.'
Having flirted for some time, the distributed cloud industry groups have agreed to coordinate on the APIs that will connect computing assets at the edge of the wide area network to the applications that need those distributed resources.
There are true believers who think it can.
When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at Ignite this week, the emphasis will be on artificial intelligence.
At the start of Ignite, Microsoft is planning to emphasize its role in building out hybrid clouds with the release of Azure Stack, SQL Server 2017 and other offerings.
LONDON, 9/25/2017 - At Ovum's recent Digital Futures event in London, Stephan Gatien, general manager for telecommunications business at SAP, discusses some of the prime focus areas for telecom operators that are driving new revenues 'beyond connectivity.'
Blockchain will provide the lightweight security, interoperability and other services needed for Internet of Things applications, the companies say.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor plans Trondheim IoT lab; cooperation at the mobile edge; Nokia ups its mission-critical LTE game.
Pay-TV providers should follow four basic steps to carry out the digital transformation process
The Mail app on iOS 11 is incompatible with Office 365, as well as Exchange Server 2016 and Outlook.com.
Through AppFormix, Juniper joins the ranks of vendors addressing network automation via intent-based networking.
It's not just because Amazon has a lot of cash.
Database developer MongoDB is ready to the test the stock market with an IPO.
The inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas drew 21,000 attendees, focused on strategies for 5G, and showcased the latest innovations around IoT, smart cities, connected cars and more.
Whether building out distributed RANs or new centralized RANs, BBU emulation is a critical step of the process to help mobile operators avoid lengthy and costly delays.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU prepares for taxation clampdown on digital giants; EE offers Enhanced HD Voice; DT bets on Hybrid Brain.
Ride-hailing app developer is stripped of its operating license in London.
For developers, buying everything from one big cloud can be like shopping at Walmart. Manifold is looking to allow developers to have one-stop convenience with the artisanal 'locavore' experience.
Disney's purchase of a majority stake in BAMTech has been approved ahead of schedule.
Intersight is a subscription-based management and automation cloud for Cisco's Unified Computing System data center servers and HyperFlex hyperconverged storage.
HPE will swing the axe for 5,000 heads, or 10% of its workforce, by year's end, if Bloomberg is right.
This week in our WiC roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.
Telstra's CEO is bringing all of his skills to bear in guiding the Australian telco through its digital transformation.
Data center operator says cables and landing stations aren't impacted but where the traffic goes next might be.
Google is buying the team that designed its branded high-end smartphone for $1.1 billion cash.
LONDON, 9/21/2017 - At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
New research from Liberty Global and consultancy Arthur D. Little claims that gigabit broadband connections will create trillions in economic value through new services.
During Light Reading's MWC Americas breakfast event, speakers from Sprint, AT&T and elsewhere examined how the evolution of LTE-Advanced Pro and Gigabit LTE will prepare the ground for commercial 5G services.
Apple cops to LTE problem on new Series 3 watch.
Whether it's moving infrastructure or workloads over to the cloud, the migration is never easy. However, a pair of studies show that enterprises are forging ahead.
German telco has been using robotic process automation to reduce the need for human intervention and cut costs.
New capability in its AXOS Subcriber Management module eliminates the need for routers elsewhere in the network.
Today public cloud, tomorrow hybrid cloud? Dell EMC provides some detail on the Air Force's big cloud move.
A report by the London School of Economics and Rackspace finds that a lack of cloud skills is costing enterprises more than $250 million in missed revenue.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Hitachi on industrial IoT; Deutsche Telekom touts SD-WAN offering; Swisscom puts its faith in blockchain.
A regulatory obsession with fiber bodes ill for the makers of Gfast equipment in Europe.
High-band 5G signals can be blocked by the energy- and light-efficient windows used in modern building, Light Reading hears.
Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft recruited for five-year IT transformation for up to 776,000 users.
Intent-based networking is making a resurgence as a potentially promising way for telcos to advance self-configuration and automation in the network.
Automated back office operations is becoming a hot topic amongst major operators, including many of those at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
Charter goes back to school with SpectrumU.
A new report from a number of UK law enforcement agencies estimates that illegal set-top boxes with applications that support pirated streaming services are widely distributed in the UK every year.
At nearly 100 years old, Pitney Bowes is looking to transform itself through adopting the cloud, while delivering its traditional services through SaaS.
A study carried out by Market Cube and sponsored by Smartsheet finds that knowledge workers are aware of the changes automation may bring. While there's concern, there's also some enthusiasm.
During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU proposes new rules on non-personal data; Vodafone studies cybersecurity; Huawei joins Euro 5G project.
Intel is opening its Nervana DevCloud to about 200,000 researchers and scientists to help power AI innovation.
Extending EOS on-premises networking architecture to public cloud to provide a unified infrastructure for automation.
The Indian regulator's decision to lower termination charges is bad news for the country's biggest telcos.
A deal currently being discussed would leave T-Mobile as the dominant partner in a tie-up, according to reports.
The rise of the machines poses lots of awkward questions for lawyers in the telecom and technology sectors.
Oracle introduces new 'autonomous' database combined with flexible pricing to beat Amazon pricing by 50%, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison says.
Comcast's 'Watchable' wasn't well-watched.
Wave encryption service offers standardized approach for securing data traffic in transit at the optical layer.
Juniper Research ranks IBM as the number one supplier of blockchain, with Microsoft following in second place.
Finnish vendor will meet with French government officials on October 2 to discuss job plans.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) service, which utilizes Vidder's application layer access control technology to make network services natively secure.
Charter now faces a hefty fee for failing to meet New York's broadband deployment deadlines.
In the absence of Jamie, Scott becomes the filling in a Light Reading sandwich as he's outnumbered by Ray and Iain.
Keeping software-based networks humming with cloud-based visualization tools.
The head of online at British commercial broadcaster discussed the progress the ITV Hub has made, but pointed out that the vast majority of TV consumption is still live and linear.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt appoints new COO; Telecom Italia denies network sell-off rumors, again; Swedish sensor maker under pressure.
On the one-year anniversary of Einstein, Salesforce is updating Sales Cloud with additional artificial intelligence features.
Amazon Web Services is now charging customers by the second for some of its services. However, will it save them money?
The testing environment has become more complex and burdensome with the introduction of virtualization, so Huawei has developed a testing-as-a-service (TaaS) offer called TestCraft to pitch to operators.
Rima Qureshi, formerly Ericsson's point person in the company's partnership with Cisco, has been named chief strategy officer at Verizon.
Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?
Current Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will step in as board chairman when ex-CEO John Chambers steps aside in December.
Already replaced as CEO, John Chambers is fully detaching as he plans to step down as Cisco chairman, truly ending his time as the face and voice of the company.
Comcast isn't just adding SD-WAN, it's making a strong play as a large player without any MPLS legacy to protect.
A Synergy Research report finds spending on public and private cloud infrastructure continues to grow, with Cisco, HPE and Dell EMC all fighting for market share.
The UK regulator's failure to open up BT's networks could have damaging consequences for the 5G market.
VMware's COO Sanjay Poonen sat down with Enterprise Cloud News to talk about the AWS partnership and more at VMWorld Europe 2017.
The results of Women in Comms' first survey are in, and they show that the more things change, the more they stay the same (among many other things!).
The IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration appliance rolls data from on-premises to an IBM Cloud data center.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: court rules in Nokia's favor in patents dispute with LG; Arcep revamps mobile coverage mapping; Privacy Shield comes up for review.
Its IZO SD-WAN Prime aims to help companies automatically address congestion issues on Internet links to remote sites.
Highlights from Huawei's annual event that focuses on how network operators are transforming their operations and corporate processes.
China Telecom Global has partnered with Versa Networks to deploy SD-WAN services to enterprise customers globally.
Smart cities hold obvious opportunities for telcos. The trick is to not get stuck as a 'dumb pipe' provider.
City CIOs and CTOs think the FCC is putting future broadband and smart city investment at risk.
Two of India's operators are preparing their response to the launch of a low-cost 4G phone by arch-rival Reliance Jio.
Developed in collaboration with Intel, 'Azure confidential computing' protects data from malicious insiders, hackers and malware, and third parties accessing without consent, according to Microsoft.
With AWS in the crosshairs, Oracle dropped hints at a new version of its database coming October 1.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON finds a new CFO; Bulgaria Sat beams up Ericsson; Swisscom chooses Springworks for IoT.
Forseti is a set of open source security tools, developed by Google and Spotify, for Google Cloud Platform users.
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.
Future 'intelligent' vehicles could come with a software 'ethics' switch that would prevent them being driven into crowds and used for other nefarious activities.
Amsterdam-headquartered operator says a major currency devaluation in Uzbekistan will hit sales and profits this year.
The separation between obtaining service assurance data and acting on it is going away, letting the network automatically address issues.
At Ovum's Digital Futures event in London, Marcus Weldon, corporate CTO at Nokia and president of Nokia Bell Labs, explains why, in order to enable the bandwidth-hungry and low latency-demanding services of the future, a distributed cloud architecture will be essential.
Apple's new phones are not supporting Gigabit LTE, folks at Mobile World Congress Americas tell us.
Finnish equipment vendor has great ambitions to take on incumbent US equipment makers with Remote PHY, Fiber Deep and related headend optics products.
Service comes with home-grown ability to manage congestion dynamically to remote sites, building on Anuta orchestration.
By joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Oracle is the last cloud provider to get on the Kubernetes bandwagon.
Daniel Danker, product director at Facebook and head of its video product strategy, kicked off IBC today by outlining his vision of community-driven video experiences.
Looker integrates best-of-breed analytics tools into a cohesive platform, as an alternative to having to 'buy your TV and VCR together.'
The XB6 is turning into a lean, mean IoT machine.
Mobile edge computing (MEC) and a cloud-native core are necessary ingredients for the future 5G NFV network, argues Ian Maclean of Metaswitch.
Swirlds is looking to build an alternative to blockchain and now it has $3 million in funding to promote its hashgraph distributed consensus platform.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica Business Solutions offers software-based security; Ericsson lands metadata gig with DNA; BT's bandwidth on demand.
It's Day 2 and we are still at our janky San Fran hotel and reporting to you everything you'd want to know about MWC Americas!
Informa CEO Stephen Carter, who has extensive experience in the communications sector, discusses some of the key takeaways from the recent Ovum Digital Futures conference, where he chaired a panel session titled 'Investing in the Age of the Smarter Customer.'
India's biggest service provider is looking to South Korean technology expertise to cope with the challenge from Reliance Jio.
Sprint COO of Technology Guenther Ottendorfer and Ericsson Head of Network Infrastructure Nishant Batra share details of the first US trial of massive MIMO in downtown Seattle.
The power of latency will be 'the next new thing' to change the landscape of mobility, according to AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch.
AT&T sees its Cat M network - now in the US and coming in Mexico - as a potential catalyst for more use of cellular IoT.
A new service, touted as an industry first, gives enterprises connections between their multiple clouds for sharing workloads without hair-pinning data.
The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF), created to coordinate technology development and interoperability across the fledgling VR industry, will be releasing the first draft of its guidelines at the IBC event.
Richard Mahony, research director for the service provider segment at Ovum, explains why the global telco services market is set to grow by about 2% this year.
More OTT this way comes.
In terms of innovation, Apple's latest device is not exactly a garbage-fueled flying car.
Openreach's grip on the market and aversion to fiber has left the UK lagging other European countries in the digital economy, says Vodafone UK chief.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telefonica get it on for 5G; BT opts for Amdocs unit for billing overhaul; eir profits up 4% year-on-year; bump in the road for Fox/Sky deal.
A study of nearly 700 IT professionals finds that multi-cloud strategies are finding a home in the enterprise, with Azure and AWS increasing in popularity.
SD-WAN supplier VeloCloud announced its expansion to 50 service provider partners and 1,000 enterprise customers.
That's one louder than ten, folks, as the likes of Telefonica, Nokia, Qualcomm, KDDI, Ericsson, LG U+, Huawei, Mavenir, Intel, Keysight, Cavium and more serve up a slew of 5G announcements.
San Francisco in the storm, mobile technology, telecom warriors and the shiny New iPhone X!
With the launch of a new iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple demonstrates again how it succeeds by satisfying customers – despite the talk of reality distortion fields.
Europe's biggest cable company expresses frustration that light-touch regulation of Google and Facebook gives them an advantage in the market for some digital services.
Sprint says more capacity is coming to its network with new antenna arrays.
Forget back to school. Let's get back to TV with a rush of fall industry updates.
They call New York Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Light Reading traveled to Chile, where the government gives interest-free loans to startup companies, to learn more about that country's emergent tech scene. Part 1 of 3.
Plays to its strengths with a carrier-grade version of an OpenStack VIM, taking aim at Red Hat, among others, in the process.
ActiveVideo and Zodiac Interactive are teaming up to offer a joint solution that can deliver online video, advanced UIs and other cloud-based video services to old and new set-top boxes alike.
Samsung is a key partner for Charter not only in its 5G trials, but also in tests of 4G small cell equipment that could play a role in the cable company's launch of a new mobile service in 2018.
Avi plans to extend its load balancing and service software into multi-tenant cloud.
Launches integrated software cloud tool suite, as well as migration tools for enterprises and a certification program for cloud providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up with IBM for cloud flexibility; Sky launches contract-free streaming in Spain; whither public WiFi?
Join WiC for its fourth networking breakfast in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 28, where we'll come together to discuss why the future is brighter than ever for women in tech.
At VMWorld in Europe, IBM plans to offer a more VMware services and capabilities through its public cloud.
An innovator exclusive with Pluribus Networks and how they've moved beyond the traditional SDN! Meet Netvisor, a virtualized Network Operating System (NOS) that provides a best-in-class layer 2 and layer 3 networking foundation, distributed fabric intelligence and virtualizes the switch hardware, similar to how VMware virtualizes a bare metal server.
Addition of global operator in 26 countries means ONAP now serves operators reaching 55% of global subscribers.
Once pay-TV providers embrace the idea, they must take a comprehensive, company-wide approach to carry out such fundamental changes.
Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray from Light Reading. The team starts by reflecting on the amount of moaning the impending UK 5G auctions have caused. They then ponder how little control we have over our digital lives and ask whether there should be a limit on the power of the dominant digital utilities. Lastly, Ray derides dirty data, prompting one of Scott's paranoid AI tangents.
Software giant leveraging early work with AT&T's ECOMP and ONAP to bring commercial version of open source platform to market first.
Rackspace is acquiring Datapipe to increase its multi-cloud management, managed services and colocation presence. The combined company will have revenues of $2.4 billion and 6,700 employees.
For Verizon, IoT is all about the network. Except when it's about anything and everything else.
Niel Viljoen, Netronome's CEO, discusses the changes happening in the processor market, parallel processing and how coprocessors are a must now due to the demise of Moore's Law. For example, networking and security processing requirements are outstripping general purpose CPU performance. Coprocessors, such as in SmartNICs, and kernel-compliant acceleration are quickly becoming critical to ensure network performance-related service levels and server efficiency.
After falling behind in the cloud and SDN game, Cisco is looking to make up ground with ACI. But is it too little, too late?
Resistance to the open source Google-born container orchestration software is futile.
Vendor has been positioning itself as a key integrator in the telco infrastructure space as data centers move to the edge.
IBC, the big media conference held in Amsterdam every year, starts this Thursday. We discuss the main issues relevant to service providers that are expected to take center stage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR CEO steps down; EE refarms spectrum for 4G boost; SES announces souped-up satellite network.
Latest plans by Germany's biggest cable operator add to the broadband pressure on incumbent operator Deutsche Telekom.
Maybe TV doesn't have to be just TV anymore.
US operators battle for pole Gigabit LTE position, but mostly in the lab, not the real world, so far.
To succeed in the enterprise market telcos need to play to their strengths.
Could Google really buy HTC after its costly failed bet on hardware with Motorola Mobility?
Coming off its IPO earlier this year, Cloudera is making its first acquisition.
Rowan Trollope, currently a Cisco senior vice president, was nearly deported from the US as a teenager after his mother, 'a free spirit,' neglected to get visas for herself and her children when she immigrated to the US.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sets up tech incubator program; Nokia cuts jobs in France; EXFO in talks to buy French optics specialist.
Cloud services capabilities are reshaping the enterprise communications landscape.
With its $305 million acquisition of machine learning company Blue River Technology, John Deere is getting deeper into the cutting edge.
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: why you may want to consider a move to Africa; C-level women come out of retirement; encouraging your daughters to pursue STEM; and more.
Following a DevOps-driven overhaul this year, the Dublin-based software company believes economic and market realities will play into its hands.
The French media conglomerate is reportedly merging its Watchever unit with Dailymotion, combining two challenged video streaming brands in the hope they will succeed.
Nordic operator reckons eBuilder's technology could lead to improvements in customer loyalty, a reduction in operating costs and new revenue opportunities.
Meet the TE10, Huawei's Huddle-Room Cloud Video Endpoint.
Telco is working with the application automation vendor to help enterprises upgrade to SAP HANA – and to convince them they need to do so sooner rather than later.
The new Dedicated Interconnect option is designed to improve bandwidth, consistency and latency of connections between enterprise data centers and Google Cloud Platform.
On the one-year anniversary of its EMC deal, Dell posted its second-quarter financial results and signed a deal with GE to supply the company with IT infrastructure.
Multi-year deal marks Amdocs as a top partner for Altice USA as the cable company embarks on a significant transition period.
Managed networks are the 'new normal.'
New research from The Nielsen Company finds that digital video consumption and live streaming are up – and unexpectedly, so are DVD sales.
After announcing it would hire 5,000 cloud professionals, Oracle is reportedly laying off employees within its Sun Microsystems division.
AT&T's former top security officer is updating his advice to enterprises, and it's all about the cloud, virtualization and new stuff.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new developer portal; Orange helps lock out the bicycle thieves; European Commission calls for increased spending on cybersecurity.
Chinese vendor will pour $500 million into the development of a cloud platform and related services as it looks to challenge the might of Amazon and Google.
Huawei's Enterprise Cloud Communication solution provides extensive communications services with a unified cloud platform.
Samsung takes 5G over the ton in new drive tests.
IBM has signed a deal to provide cloud services and other tech support for the US Army's Logistics Support Activity group over the next 33 months.
Cisco projects quantifiable ROI with its Smart PHY automation software for cable access networks.
Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.
Former Vodafone and Alcatel-Lucent exec to bring business and technology positioning expertise to middleware software player.
World's biggest vendor of IP network equipment trails other security vendors in sales growth in latest ranking from analyst company HardenStance.
Virtual Private Snowflake is designed for finance and other industries with high security and regulatory requirements.
5G will require a fresh look at RF characteristics as operators deploy next-gen tech on very high-band frequencies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Egypt opts for Openwave Mobility video knowhow; Nokia's 5G riposte to Ericsson; Intel sees chance of EU fine reprieve.
Fresh off its IPO earlier this year, Appian is looking to make low-code mainstream and part of the digital transformation process. Matt Calkins, co-founder and CEO, is leading the way.
Carrier Ethernet has been around forever, but there is now a spec for global ordering of services between operators.
It looks like the end of Exponent, Verizon's business unit for wholesaling platform technology.
Though HPE CEO Meg Whitman talked to Uber about taking the CEO slot there, she says she's got work to do at HPE.
In a Light Reading webinar Thursday, industry experts will look at how cable operators can cut energy use by deploying distributed access architectures.
Cloud Technology Partners helps organizations move to the cloud and operate cloud infrastructure. It's the latest step in a year-long M&A spree for HPE.
With connected car services already launched in Sweden and Denmark, the Nordic giant is preparing to launch in a third territory.
COO says operator is building towards 5G, adds Metaswitch and Mavenir as virtualization vendors.
French incumbent is determined to get its underperforming Polish business back on track.
Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications (CloudEC) solution integrates capabilities, such as HD video, instant messaging, collaborative conference and contact center together, and can be applied in offices, mobile workspace, cross-regional working and other scenarios.
VMware has shifted its focus from the on-premises data center to the cloud.
Chinese vendor aims to become a major global cloud player through tie-ups with service providers like Germany's Deutsche Telekom.
A new report from the OECD recommends allowing billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil should enter the Mexican pay-TV market as soon as possible.
Las Vegas is primed for a technology revolution, says CIO Michael Sherwood. Can Sin City transform itself into a smart city?
The problem with free software is that upgrading it can get expensive. Stuck Stack is when OpenStack can cost IT more than it bargained for, but there are simple ways to avoid the trap.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk considers withdrawal from mobile; BICS boosts French backhaul; Ericsson teams up with NexGuard for video watermarking.
Scott and Jamie put the band back together with the help of Iain from Light Reading. The overgrown enfants terribles of telecoms pick up where they left off by arguing the toss over net neutrality, Europe's 5G progress and some new gadgetry for IFA. In classic journalistic tradition they end up debating whether any of it actually matters and completely fail to come to a unanimous conclusion on anything.
VeloCloud announced this week the expansion of its SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program to include new members Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, VMware and Forcepoint.
Estimates are high for the amount of money the US needs to invest in fiber infrastructure, but deployments are also trending up.
Swedish vendor adds FDD products to its growing 5G portfolio several months before new radio specifications are due to be frozen.
India's newest operator has permanently changed the rules of the game with a series of attention-grabbing innovations.
The video streaming platform developer thinks it can do for the TV business what Google's Android did for smartphones and is finally listing on the public markets to raise expansion funds.
Forget 5G! For early adopters, Gigabit LTE will be coming of age in the US at Mobile World Congress in San Francisco this month.
The cloud is changing the way enterprises evaluate the vendors that they work with to bring new technology into the business. Here's how CIOs and IT pros should change the criteria they use to assess partners.
In today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's state-funded Gigabit broadband pilot locations unveiled; Onecom lands IoT deal with Vodafone; MTN South Africa puts Cat-M1 tech to the IoT test; Emtelle expands into Germany.
South Korean mobile operator claims to have cut latency on 4G networks to just two milliseconds, raising questions about the need for 5G.
HBO's Game of Thrones is particularly popular in the Nordics and is having a significant impact on the Norwegian incumbent's network traffic.
Details related to more than 4 million Time Warner Cable customer contracts were exposed online and the culprit appears to be unified comms app partner BroadSoft.
Late to the game, DirecTV's OTT service will reportedly launch a cloud DVR service that allows subs to record up to 100 hours of content.
Impressive Lego landscapes and virtual reality demos accompanied the cloud and security advances at VMware's annual customer confab.
The German incumbent announced this morning that it would be adding a slate of exclusive content; several new partners, including Netflix and Fox; and UHD support to its Entertain TV service.
SaaS-based solution offers network data analysis function to help operators such as GTT identify potential new customers.
In today's regional roundup: Germany's Free Democrat Party (FDP) has some ideas about how to fund the country's digital architecture; Vodafone brings NB-IoT services to Ireland; French competitive operator Iliad keeps growing; Germany's mobilcom-debitel hooks up to iPass; and NTT Communications adds to its European data center empire.
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Fiber is making a comeback and converged access infrastructure is helping to push the market collectively towards 5G and other services.
By customizing cloud services and providing a more holistic solution to business customers' needs, traditional telcos can increase their chances of winning in the enterprise market.
Microsoft thinks DNA can solve some long-term problems with storage media - assuming access speeds get better than 10MB per week.
German telecom incumbent uses pre-5G technology on a commercial network in a demonstration that hints at future plans.