If cable is serious about moving upstream into the enterprise market, experts say they'll have to rethink how they architect their networks.
A dedicated cloud-hosted core is important to making the mobile network commercially attractive to Internet of Things (IoT) service providers.
Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
Fiber operator bulks up its US presence in a rapidly consolidating market environment.
Consolidation on both cable and telco sides is reshaping the competitive picture, creating new challenges all around.
Equinix's Paul Mason examines the benefits and challenges behind implementing software-defined data centers as part of SDN strategies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria makes acquisitions in Belarus; National Lottery hacked; Hottges wants a NATO for Internet security; MTS bigs up its M2M chops.
Europe-headquartered cable giant says it will be able to offer 10Gbit/s connections across its entire footprint by 2022.
Chip giant lures ARM executive to take charge of its IoT operation.
Apple is looking for millimeter wave wireless silicon talent and interns who can research the 5G future.
China Mobile plans to test seven 5G basestations in up to five cities in 2017.
BT's broadband rivals will never be happy until the former state-owned monopoly has been carved up.
Vendor unveils its CloudAIR proposition that would enable spectrum to be shared dynamically across multiple radio access technologies -- but it's a way off and has its limitations.
Thanks to its recent takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, Charter is nipping at Comcast's heels for the cable lead in the business services market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone counts BT's 'excess profits;' CityFibre targets business parks; Nokia soups up vectoring in Denmark; ship's anchor drags on Jersey's connectivity.
An Australian company is looking to challenge AWS in the market for cloud networking.
The company launches its first cloud-based application delivery controller.
South Korean tech giant kicks off review that could lead to a restructuring and promises better dividend payments to shareholders.
UK incumbent takes steps to appease regulatory authorities with appointment of Openreach chairman, but Ofcom expresses unhappiness with BT's efforts on 'legal separation' so far.
Running LoRa over licensed instead of unlicensed spectrum could hold major attractions and have big implications for other LPWA technologies.
AT&T bundled the launch of its DirecTV Now OTT service with a new video platform.
All 279 underground subway stations in NYC will be covered by Dec. 31, Transit Wireless tells us.
WOW's early field tests of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution are expected to lead to greater virtualization in support of WOW's business and residential services.
South Korea electronics giant is coming under pressure from investors to split itself in two and take other steps to improve corporate governance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: in-flight connectivity program completes test flight; spectrum-sharing in Russia; Openet gets virtualized.
Japan's SoftBank is putting Massive MIMO technology at the heart of its 5G plans.
Nithya Ramanathan, founder and president of Nexleaf Analytics, tells us about her quest to use technology to improve healthcare across the globe.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DOCSIS can score early gigabit goals, says Liberty Global; GoDaddy eyes HEG; Amazon in talks with Souq.com; 700MHz auction crosses Finnish line.
India's newest telco has a range of digital offerings in the pipeline.
It's the second day of the Mobile Broadband Forum 2016 in Tokyo and there's one clear theme running through every presentation and discussion - the need to develop partner ecosystems.
Google is excited about this year's leaps in artificial intelligence. The rest of us should be worried.
Also in today's Thanksgiving-ignoring EMEA regional roundup: EU set to approve Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition; business rates relief for UK fiber rollouts; TalkTalk offers new-look YouView.
Should we be worried about artificial intelligence? Maybe. But it sure makes for good reading, viewing and game playing.
Some photographic highlights from this week's IoT World show in Dublin.
This year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB Forum) is being held just outside Tokyo, where operator executives, host Huawei and the Chinese vendor's partners have converged to discuss the evolution of 4G LTE, the transition to 5G and the key applications driving the industry's transformation.
Comcast makes Sling TV part of the big bundle.
Telia's launch of connected car services for 'retrofits' could mark the Swedish operator's boldest move in a decade.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin unimpressed by government broadband fund; Pushfor pulls in GB pound 1.2 million in funding; BT lands hybrid network deal.
Hypervisor giant expands its focus on the communications service provider market and appoints Shekar Ayyar to lead the charge.
Macom hasn't even consumed Applied Micro yet and already it's in the process of selling the latter's Compute unit, which makes X-Gene ARM processors. The question is, who might need it?
We've rounded up the top eight Women in Comms turkeys of 2016... so far.
Two more of the most demanding data center customers in the world put money in the programmable switch startup.
AT&T is still adding content deals, solidifying its ad strategy and debating the practice of zero rating as it gets ready for the launch of DirecTV Now next week.
Google has played down the possibility that today's startups become technology giants in future, acknowledging they will probably be acquired first.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Thorsten Dirks to quit in March; Altair opens IoT R&D center in Finland; IBM adds data centers in UK; remote smash and grab.
Vodafone's Irish subsidiary is racing to put NB-IoT networks in place.
Trump transition team picks ex-Verizon consultant and former Sprint lobbyist, both with a history of negative comments regarding net neutrality, to guide FCC policy ahead of presidency.
Tele2 has developed a 'winning formula' for IoT success, it claims, and it has nothing to do with technology.
Why split the proceeds of a promising new data center interconnect product with Applied Micro when Applied Micro was so cheap?
Swedish operator says it is unlikely to make investments in LoRa technology now that NB-IoT has arrived.
One-terabyte broadband data caps are widely seen as generous, but new service provider Layer3 TV points out how and why they'll be anti-competitive in the near future.
The dotcom darling is looking at ways of using its data on vehicles and passenger journeys to enter new vertical markets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook hiring in the UK; Nokia manages drones in UAE; bringing SIM cards back to life in Ghana.
Symantec continues its cybersecurity push with a takeover it says will create the world's biggest consumer security business.
Cheri Beranek shares how she drove a successful financial and cultural transformation at Clearfield, despite the challenges she inherited at the struggling company.
Huawei has announced a new approach to measuring the quality of a user's gaming experience.
UK chip designer is focused on the development of new security offerings as part of its IoT strategy.
New open line system addition to its Groove product gives network operators new options for data center interconnect.
Like Elvis, Marvell's new CEO says he's just taking care of business, but even he allows that TCB looks like preparation for a sale.
The FCC punted on several regulatory actions this week, but it did take the time to approve Verizon's acquisition of XO Communications.
Network operators and their vendors are grappling with how business models change in a world of VNFs and, right now, the answers aren't clear.
Amazon follows Netflix in taking its Prime Video service global.
In time for Internet of Things World, IoT World News profiles four women who are driving the technology behind IoT.
Public sector player had intended to raise money on debt markets to finish its rollout but will now be solely reliant on government financing.
French LPWA player has been widely disparaged in the past few months but now has the funding it needs to speed up network deployment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS revenue down in Q3; Russia freezes out LinkedIn; drawing the 5G map; Sky looks beyond sport.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech deal with the aftermath of a Trump election; Samsung, Vodafone and Zayo advocate for women; a celebratory list of young innovators; and more.
With smartphones becoming increasingly inviting targets for hackers, Qualcomm is offering juicy bounties to white hats that identify vulnerabilities in its Snapdragon line of processors.
Revenue for the quarter was $2.14 billion, up 25% year-over-year, sending the stock price soaring.
Transit Wireless pushes towards having 247 stations covered with WiFi by year's end.
US carriers are likely to offer high-speed 5G islands rather than blanket mmWave coverage, Nokia North America CTO says.
The two companies will collaborate on optimizing Intel chips to improve Google's enterprise cloud operations, potentially including its new cloud/AI thrust.
Russia's biggest operator blamed economic difficulties and intense competition for an earnings setback.
Transport vendor says its new products are addressing the need for 'cloud scale' networks.
The FCC's 'Unlock the Box' proposal has nowhere to go.
Germany's incumbent says its biggest concern about BT is the risk that regulatory authorities carve it up.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica and Huawei explore 5G UCNC; Virgin buys Irish broadcaster; MegaFon in talks to buy Mail.ru.
Upskill U Faculty Advisor Chris Rice of AT&T examines open source opportunities for advancing SDN strategies.
Former Cisco kingpin fills the CEO seat at SD-WAN specialist Versa Networks, while another key ex-Cisco executive, Pankaj Patel, joins the startup's board.
The new facility connects LinkedIn to diverse network providers and APAC.
President-elect Donald Trump's pro-business temperament and support for financial repatriation could be good for Cisco.
Under pressure from Congressional Republicans not to enact new regulations in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential win, FCC pulls back vote on its plan.
Heavy Reading has identified four use cases that are key to cable virtualization and that prove cable is ready to turn concepts into action.
Microsoft previously hated open source, but has since become a strong contributor to open source communities.
Nokia is not panicking about the implications of a Trump presidency despite the tongue-lashing he has served out to other tech firms.
The Vapor Edge data center is a cylinder just nine feet wide by nine feet tall.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN buys into the Internet of Tools; Iliad powers on in third quarter; Hyperoptic brings gigabit service to Edinburgh.
Social networking sensation is planning an IPO that could value it at up to $25 billion, according to reports.
India's Reliance and US-based Cisco have teamed up on the launch of a new IoT business.
Taking baby steps to 5G, baby steps.
Women in Comms and its 40 member companies are gearing up for an even bigger and better 2017, and we want YOU to join us on the path to gender equality in comms.
Microsoft (with a little help from Elon Musk), Google and Amazon introduce competing AI, machine learning and analytics tools.
The FCC is set to vote this week on whether to impose new price controls on network connectivity for enterprise services, carrier backhaul and systems that include ATMs and credit card machines.
It will help chip makers to kickstart a 5G ecosystem, both say, as AT&T eyes the arrival of an LTE-assisted early variant between December 2017 and March 2018.
Today's physical network assets have to be part of any virtualization approach, says chief architect.
Hint: It promises a radical shift in wireless, but how we actually get there is still a bit vague to many.
A new software business could steer Nokia's overall transformation, says the Finnish vendor's strategy chief.
Orange Business Services' John Isch delivers the first course in a new series at Upskill U on the challenges and opportunities inherent in SDN.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hit by foreign exchange movements; Proximus tests 5G with Huawei; Ericsson predicts the 5G future.
Amazon and other proprietary public clouds have the bulk of the cloud market, but OpenStack fills special needs.
Finnish equipment giant says networks business will decline next year but aims for long-term growth through new software moves and a push into 'adjacent' markets.
The acquisition beefs up GE Digital's field service capabilities, part of its industrial Internet vision.
Verizon takes on LinkNYC with the acquisition of LQD WiFi and the company's Palo smart city kiosks.
The deal is a manifestation of the integration of the manufacturing process from chip design all the way through system development and beyond.
Ericsson's incoming boss will have to engineer a turnaround in a market decline unless he is preparing the business for sale.
New default Stream Saver feature will throttle video quality on AT&T's mobile network, but streaming will still count toward data caps.
End-to-end, orchestration, automation and assurance dominated this year's MEF16 conference.
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom earnings flat; Tele Columbus feels the acquisitions benefit; European Commission seeks clarification on Yahoo email scan.
Deanne Bell, host of CNBC's Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, turned her passion for inventing into a television career, hoping to inspire others to find the fun -- and money -- in engineering.
South Korean electronics giant announces its largest-ever bid as it targets opportunities in the connected car business.
Though the vendor is still expecting general deployment to happen in 2020.
The analyst team at telecoms, media and IT research house Ovum has examined the impact of Donald Trump's success in the US presidential elections from a number of different angles.
The next iteration of cloud deployment will deliver considerable benefit, but also impose new requirements and create new challenges for even existing virtualized products.
Service providers and industry experts gather in Wuzhen to talk about digital transformation and why it is so critical for telcos.
Vertical media integration and zero rating practices take on a new hue in light of recent events.
For the first time ever, three UK wireless providers all provide wireless service rated as 'good' overall.
Industry forum promising new, faster way of working that incorporates open source and broad collaboration in enabling multi-carrier services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian banks hit by IoT attack; Google defends Android strategy to EU; ZTE signs German smart city agreement.
This week in our WiC roundup: what a Trump presidency means for females; glass ceilings in sight; very slow progress in tech hiring; and more.
Conclusions are only as good as the data you collect.
Pursuing its American Dream, the French telecom giant reported stronger operational results again for its new Cablevision and Suddenlink assets.
More applications have stricter demands on Ethernet, which is still being modified to meet those demands. UNH-IOL set up separate consortia to test time-sensitive Ethernet for automotive, industrial IoT and AV applications.
There are few breakout investment opportunities as Tier-1 service providers aren't anointing small vendor 'winners,' analysts say.
Germany aims to have a gigabit-capable network by 2025, but getting there will not be easy.
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst James Crawshaw examines the role of open source in the advancement of NFV MANO this Friday at Upskill U.
Despite continued gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still shed another 116,000 pay-TV subscribers in the third quarter.
New practice helps smaller service providers use virtualization to tackle business problems, without necessarily selling them network gear.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO welcomes 700MHz moves; Gilat lands Spanish trains gig; Ziggo rebrands.
Assurance companies, including Spirent, Accedian and Viavi, were among the proof of concept (PoC) stars at MEF16 this week.
Amazon specializes in enterprises that are finding new ways of doing business.
President Trump could enact tough data sovereignty laws, limit immigration, and go after Amazon for antitrust violations. But cloud suppliers are upbeat that demand will fuel continued momentum.
Europe's biggest operator remains heavily reliant on its US business for profit growth while its other units flounder.
With his protectionist rhetoric, America's choice of president is a concern for telecom players inside and outside the country.
Former executive and now head of innovation at Sweden's national carrier writes a blunt open letter to the new Ericsson CEO.
Matt Stagg, head of mobile video and content at EE, explains the important role that analytics plays in developing high quality mobile video services.
A Trump presidency changes the outlook for telecom policy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT ups FTTP speeds; Internet exchanges get it on; Tele2 collaborates on basestation energy back-up product; Ireland appeals against Apple tax demand.
BT's launch of gigabit-speed services in select communities might only inflame its critics.
Solitary statements on net neutrality and cybersecurity remain his only statements regarding telecom; concerns raised about R&D funding.
Acquisition brings low latency subsea networks to the GTT global IP backbone, along with video content network and other fiber assets.
Jose Lozano from Telefonica talks about fiber to the home (FTTH) market developments in Spain.
Industry needs standard approach to key things like VNF onboarding, universal CPE and SDN interconnect without creating yet another forum.
Maintaining a persistent Internet connection will be an invitation to disaster, says a security vendor's founder.
India's network operators seem likely to embrace the MVNO opportunity.
With Amazon Web Services leading the market, Microsoft differentiates by serving the enterprise.
Performance requirements are driving the need for specialized hardware, which is easier to implement in the cloud, says Urs Holzle, Google's senior vice president for technical infrastructure.
In a new report, Wall Street analyst MoffettNathanson rates the odds of the deal gaining regulatory approval at no better than 50-50 and quite possibly much lower.
Federated SDN is key to the development of meaningful new services, says AT&T.
New deal signals Comcast's rise in the advertising business.
New industry initiative to define and enable inter-carrier network-as-a-service offerings draws support of seven other top industry organizations.
Toby Ford, AT&T, tackles the challenges of and solutions to successfully implementing NFV MANO.
Service providers are increasingly unhappy with their suppliers, and they are making their feelings known.
Federico Guillen, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, explains why fixed broadband access networks are becoming increasingly important in a wireless world and talks about other key trends.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice fined for jumping the acquisition gun; du pairs up with MediaTek for IoT; UK Information Commissioner puts brakes on Facebook's WhatsApp data-gathering.
IGR and KodaCloud say your WiFi smells funny.
Orange Romania CEO updates on VoLTE and WiFi calling progress as Orange continues to roll out services in Europe.
ISPs look to a more enterprise -- and possibly wireless future -- as Windstream buys dial-up pioneer EarthLink.
Don't underestimate the technology Trojan Horse.
BT's Neil McRae injects the issue into day-long OSS event and industry leaders agree there aren't easy answers right now.
When cloud application performance goes bad, Nyansa looks to diagnose the problem.
Japanese service provider reports increase in earnings despite revenue stagnation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the cost of a gigabit society; Telia acquires Phonero; Wind/3 Italia deal signed and sealed; Deutsche Telekom on drone alert.
First software release touts 'any service over any network' approach to orchestration of virtual and physical functions.
The imminent introduction of 5G requires a new framework and platform for the whole ecosystem that takes multiple verticals into account, explain Dino Flore, the 3GPP RAN Chairman, and Erik Guttman, Chairman of the 3GPP's Services and System Aspects Technical Standards Group (TSG SA).
Being BT's biggest single shareholder may no longer suit Deutsche Telekom.
Orange reaffirms that fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and 4G are the technology pillars of its fixed and mobile convergence strategy.
RJio risks losing a lot of its new customers once its free data offer comes to an end.
Bharti Airtel is making it easier for women to return to work after having children, and CIO Harmeen Mehta is hoping more will join the workforce in India.
Oracle clinches NetSuite buyout despite efforts by NetSuite investor T. Rowe Price to block the deal.
A total of 15 cities will have access to Comcast's DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit service by early 2017.
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
The assets go to a consortium of investors, as CenturyLink picks up coin for its $24 billion Level 3 acquisition.
TM Forum's Peter Sany has been shown the door, replaced by Nik Willetts as interim President and CEO.
TiVo reported solid Q3 earnings and a new five-year licensing deal with Samsung, but a lawsuit with Comcast continues to throw shade on the company's financial results.
Big US telco sets major staff layoffs as it struggles to revamp its operations and stem further customer and revenue losses after Verizon deal.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's Dutch sale confirmed; Virgin's third quarter; KPN invests in tech fund; Turkey throttling.
This week in our WiC roundup: Google brings the Internet to rural Indian women; Peter Thiel faces Silicon Valley criticism; the pay gap breakdown by industry; and more.
Backed-up lead times cast a blot on otherwise glowing quarterly results.
The 600 MHZ auction rides again!
A little known capital company has scooped up FPGA vendor Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3 billion.
Marvell Technology Group is divesting unspecified non-strategic businesses, reducing R&D spending and laying off 17% of its workforce -- 900 employees.
As it proceeds with the integration of TWC and Bright House cable systems, Charter has begun rolling out its Spectrum packages and pricing in its new markets.
Rackspace is now off the markets and focused on delivering managed services to connect enterprises to multiple clouds.
Intel Security has announced what it's calling an enhanced unified defense architecture. So what does that mean?
Arris may want to acquire wireless networking assets, and Ruckus just came up for sale.
Vodafone is on a multi-track journey to implement its SDN/NFV strategy but needs cloud-native, cloud-ready next generation tools from its technology partners, explains David Amzallag, the operator's head of network virtualization and SDN/NFV.
German operator unveils ambitious virtualization targets but says it cannot realize its 'cloudification' ambitions alone.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom treads water in Q3; Ericsson extends Turkcell partnership; Privacy Shield faces French legal challenge.
Next week will see the release of the first OPEN-O implementation.
China's biggest operators have told Huawei it faces a stark choice about its future focus.
During another glowing quarterly earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about the company's plans to make video the primary mode for Facebook users.
Crown Castle's acquisition of FiberNet is all about getting additional fiber network assets that can hook up small cells.
Microsoft introduced Teams, an Office version of Slack's chat app for the workplace that's attracted a cult following.
Broadcom is buying Brocade, and will then turn round and off Ruckus and more to focus on the SAN business.
Industry organization meets with multiple open source groups to discuss how its reference architecture for hybrid network management can extend to them.
When it comes to interactive television, there are some things the pay-TV industry never learns.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel connects Africa and Asia; TDC slips in Q3; Telia slams Swedish government's auction ruling; UC's gone fishing.
The vendor battle over the copper-fortifying technology is starting to heat up.
Huawei's Operations Transformation Summit 2016 is underway in Wuzhen, China.
The top four players dominate the cloud market through sheer weight, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
The transport sector is now home to the Open Packet DWDM initiative and Voyager, a white box transponder and routing solution.
Compare and contrast: A look at the price points and adoption levels for existing OTT services paints a picture of the future for AT&T's DirecTV Now offering, and it's not great.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IoT in Ireland; KPN launches VoLTE service; UK pumps GB pound 1.9 billion into cybersecurity; did Trump ping Russia?
Despite much competition to develop the 5G standard, readers reckon that trad standards bodies such as the 3GPP and the ITU will hold sway on the next-gen spec.
Microsoft's new Project Olympus is not only a new specification for server hardware – it also offers a model for speeding up open source hardware development.