New service combines existing UC and contact center services with integration to cloud apps and newly acquired messaging interoperability.
It's early days, but AT&T and Verizon are already looking ahead to licensing their IPTV platforms.
Chinese equipment maker turns loss-making in 2016 but may have cause to feel more optimistic about its prospects this year.
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Telcos are unlikely to have to spend as much on 5G licenses as they did on their 4G concessions, says a leading spectrum expert.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia milks 4.5G, sells managed services to VimpelCom; MTN's CEO resigns; in-flight broadband partnership wins its first customer; Blackadder goes over-the-top in US.
Extreme reckons Avaya's networks business will generate $200 million in annual revenues and open up new sales opportunities.
WikiLeaks has release thousands of pages allegedly from CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence. Just how bad is it?
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
In a special guest appearance on OrbTV at MWC 2017, Günther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, talks about the three building blocks of Gigabit LTE, small cells, SD/NFV and more.
Chinese vendor pleads guilty to charges that it violated US export controls and agrees to pay a hefty fine as a penalty.
Huawei's CloudOptiX solution facilitates the cloudification of transport networks to both fulfill current demands and prepare for future challenges.
Huawei CloudCampus solution leverages cloud management technology to implement centralized multi-tenant management and scales to manage up to several millions network elements so that operators can take full advantage of their high-performance network platforms.
Second biggest US MSO is seeking product information from tech vendors as it gears up for rolling out DOCSIS 3.1.
If it wasn't about 5G at Mobile World Congress, it was definitely about cloud.
HPE's acquisition streak continues with a $1 billion deal for Nimble Storage, a maker of flash storage.
Small cells have been around a long time but have never been deployed on a very large scale to date, but a number of market drivers suggest that more widespread deployments could be on the horizon, says Nick Johnson from ip.access.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson secures $200 million investment in iconectiv subsidiary; BICS offers backhaul with Retelit; PoP life in Istanbul; Facebook caught out in Italy.
French telco plots a sharp increase in capital expenditure on the back of continued earnings growth in 2016.
The standards body seems likely to approve plans to speed up the development of 5G new radio specifications, but does this spell trouble for the broader 5G standard?
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Insurer Chubb tapped IBM to move its Mad Men mainframe apps into the cloud era.
Verizon moving fast with fixed – but not true mobile – 5G.
A prepaid option may increase Fios penetration rates, but is it worth it for Verizon?
Under Ajit Pai, the FCC is doing what major telecom players have wanted by rolling back regulations. Now we'll see if this fuels innovation and consumer benefits.
At MWC, Nokia staged a demo intended to showcase the difference between a 4G and 5G network. Light Reading stepped into the virtual cockpit to see how just a few milliseconds of latency can affect the control of a remote control car.
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Comcast's Neil Smit says that independent evaluators have reviewed Comcast's network footprint and believe it's well suited for future 5G rollouts.
IBM is looking to commercialize its quantum computer offering with a new API and SDK, as well as cloud support.
South Korean telco is keeping its spectrum options open as it looks at various ways of reducing the 5G spending bill.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell in joint research deal with ZTE; Google probed in Turkey; UK government to examine Fox's Sky bid.
UK incumbent's appetite for lavish spending on soccer rights remains undiminished despite an array of business and regulatory challenges.
US pay-TV cord-cutting abruptly accelerated in the fourth quarter as DirecTV Now, Sling TV and other OTT skinny bundle packages signed up subscribers in droves.
Technicolor shows how the future of the connected home could run through Amazon Web Services.
The parent company of social networking site SnapChat is now worth an astonishing $28 billion following this week's IPO. Is this another bubble in the making?
Seeking to get out of the woods after another round of customer and revenue declines, Frontier is looking at jumping into the OTT video game.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes after career-break women; Tele2 Netherlands nabs Com Hem's James; EU tells the Donald to leave their Shield alone.
Keyboard error caused an estimated $150M+ outage this week.
Organizations must take more innovative approaches to address the issue of gender imbalance in the tech sector, said speakers at the inaugural Women4Tech summit in Barcelona.
This week in our WiC roundup: AT&T celebrates diversity; Trump signs two bills into place for women in STEM; women leave tech 45% more than men; and more.
Test and service assurance system vendor EXFO has acquired network visibility software specialist Ontology Systems in an effort to build a more rounded story for the virtualization era.
Internal digital transformation has company saying it's set to deliver series of new on-demand, rich-experience business offerings.
Still eschewing residential video services, rogue US MSO heightens focus on data and business services for growth despite slowing broadband engine.
Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.
Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones joins us in the studio for a recap of his favorite devices and consumer products from MWC.
Backhaul is crucial – and so is its testing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams up with Telecom Italia on 5G, brings its virtual network function to Egypt; Telefónica goes Nano with LTE, chooses Teoco for spectrum refarming; French regulator gets new director-general.
Telefónica CTO Enrique Blanco says his company is pushing strongly towards 5G but wants to adapt the network to the customer, and not the other way around.
Technical strategy director at French incumbent says 5G is not just about new radio specifications.
On-premises server component sales are declining, even in the face of strong demand for on-premises cloud, Intel said.
Google unit spells out plans to launch its own OTT skinny bundle service for $35 a month but will face stiff competition in an increasingly crowded market.
Huawei's end-to-end All-Cloud network, introduced at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC17), demonstrates how telecom operators can evolve their networks to innovate and grow in the digital era.
Huawei's OXC all-optical switching solution has large-capacity switching and multi-degree optical-layer grooming capabilities, which can better meet requirements on full mesh connections on backbone networks.
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
In a new study by SNL Kagan, more than 60% of cable operators plan to start virtualizing and distributing parts of their access networks over the next few years.
Amdocs is very bullish about its revenue prospects from a productized version of the recently created open source management and orchestration (MANO) system ONAP.
Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT and T-Systems get closer; UK government trumpets new digital strategy; ARM has M&A ambitions.
Emerging markets player wants to be at the forefront of developments in SDN and NFV but dismisses 5G talk as 'hype.'
Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
Timing is still unclear, but Verizon has quietly revealed how its current Fios TV service will transition to all-IPTV.
Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.
Deploying NFV and IoT tools to help service providers deploy new revenue streams.
From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
Eleven-hour outage hits S3 Storage, used by nearly 150,000 websites.
Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
Virtualization giant seeking broader role as strategic partner to telecom industry on multiple fronts.
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.