Leadership is not a math game. Contribution counting is a flawed practice that does not paint the complete picture of a company's 5G leadership. Here's why...
A fiber cut by a backbone network partner took out service for business and residential customers of Xfinity Internet, video and voice, according to Comcast.
The operator launched full-fiber broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 metro regions nationwide.
Amid rising concern among business leaders about the impact of Brexit, BT and Vodafone are still facing considerable uncertainty.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bags more soccer rights; fiber for Exeter; Colt chooses ADVA for NFV; Deutsche Telekom's World Cup AI.
This week in our WiC roundup: STEM students experience sexual harassment; a 14-year-old CEO; crypto and cannabis; and more.
Finland's Elisa fends off tough competition from US and Asian operators to launch the world's first 'commercial' 5G service. And it really is commercial. Honest.
Enterprises want better security at a lower cost but they aren't going to give up what they've already invested in to get it.
Huawei's Eric Xu fears industry fragmentation but believes new technology will restore profitability for service providers.
In pampering their leaders, while ordinary workers face unemployment or pay stagnation, telcos are fueling concern about the growing wealth gap and emergence of an economic elite.
The ORAN Alliance, which aims to bring openness into the radio access network, has added new members and provided further details of its plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa claims "commercial" 5G first; Fastweb gets faster; VAR contract in back of net for Net Insight.
CloudBees gets $63 million funding and Codefresh rakes in $8 million to advance the case of rapid software development and deployment.
But CEO Legere says the combined operator will still be a 'proud disruptor.'
US Senator Marco Rubio has taken to Twitter to respond to the 'attack' on him by Huawei rotating chairman Eric Xu.
Automation may be a hot topic, but which manual processes are actually being handed over to the machines? At Telia Carrier, the optical service management team is set to automate a performance management task.
The most popular of the Distributed Access Architecture options that cable operators are now exploring, Remote PHY notched several advances at the recent ANGA COM show in Germany.
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
Managed service provider seeks to make noise in crowded market with mobile app that can add context to conversations.
Huawei's top executive has lashed out at US lawmakers over restrictions in the academic sphere.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks sells SD-WAN with e-Qual; UK jobs lost as Facebook downs its drone project; Uber gets a second chance in London.
Ericsson's membership of the Open RAN Alliance would bring down walls inside the RAN prison.
GitLab's announcement follows Microsoft buying GitHub, GitLab's major competitor. But that's just a coincidence. Yup.
Senators ask for clarification about whether US customers can rip and replace ZTE gear from their networks under the Denial Order.
This week: chicken feet for breakfast; snacking on social media; and jobs to go.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden CEO moves on; Eutelsat flips on Inmarsat bid; TIM board backs Genish; Fastweb gets flexible with Huawei.
There are very few concrete answers about how optical transport networks should be built out to support 5G, notes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin, but the one thing that's clear is that optics is at the heart of 5G planning activity right now.
VMware is launching a platform to run containerized applications on Kubernetes on public clouds: Amazon Web Services at first, with more to come.
Broadband and hybrid WAN provider more than doubles its funding as it goes up against Cisco, VMware and other formidable foes.
Chinese company paid for more trips for Australian politicians than any other business between 2010 and 2018.
TIP Summit's OpenRAN project group produces first set of vendor requirements, looking to identify who's coming to the table.
Smarter advertising will leverage the telecom giant's content and wireless operators to 're-invent' how ads are done, says exec.
In a fresh forecast, Ovum's Tony Gunnarsson predicts that Netflix will see its subscriber growth plateau early next decade and then start experiencing sub losses as OTT skinny bundles take root.
Can a new security offering help to restore profitability at Syniverse?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadnet launches SD-WAN services with Huawei; Telefónica calls for a new digital deal; Openreach extends Gfast rollout.
In new studies and reports, it's clear that pay-TV operators must incorporate OTT video services into their offerings if they wish to survive and thrive.
It's clear that SD-WAN is now seen as the enterprise networking architecture of the future, which is why this market will reach billions of dollars.
Having already made workforce cuts last year, some of the world's biggest service providers are preparing to shed thousands of employees.
Research lab is taking a different approach to 5G – it's focusing on specific use cases, not the enabling technology, and has a new partner to help tackle industrial IoT needs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre goes private following acquisition; Orange offers Earth data; copyright rules may get tougher for FANG gang.
This week in our WiC roundup: Fembots 2.0; Google's diversity battles; women's voices aren't heard; and more.
ThousandEyes Network Intelligence helps enterprises pick the best cloud provider and region for network performance.
German incumbent is reportedly seeking to cut about 25% of jobs at its struggling IT services business.
There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.
Intel's CFO, Bob Swain, will take on the interim CEO role.
Live (*when they filmed it) from 5G World in London, this week's podcast gauges the 5G mood across industry. Once it's got the beers in.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone profits slide; Telecom Italia considers fiber tie-up; Nokia outsources to India's HCL.
European service provider enters agreements for the sale of stakes in its French and Portuguese tower companies.
Ian Whiting, who will take over the new Arris enterprise networks unit on July 1, aims to execute the strategy that he helped craft as a top lieutenant.
The dark fiber stink, baseband software hold-ups and a virtualization impasse are just a few of the problems facing Vodafone UK as it prepares to launch 5G.
Chinese electronics manufacturer has big name anchor investors, including China Mobile and Qualcomm, as it aims to raise more than $6 billion from an IPO that could value the company at up to US$70 billion.
The short answer is 'no' but they can make the customer service process less painful.
Oracle is showing steady growth, but its competitors are bigger and growing faster. Can Oracle avoid getting flattened?
After waffling on the NB-IoT spec in 2017, AT&T now says it will go commercial in the US and Mexico in 2019.
Telstra's share price falls after the company unveils a new strategic plan and says it will slash a quarter of its workforce.
Technology can be learned, but critical thinking, decision making and verbal communication are the career-making skills that are transferable and crucial in a digital transformation, says Jennifer Kyriakakis, Matrixx Software's co-founder and VP of marketing.
ETSI's wonderfully named Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) group, which aims to help operators better understand and improve the management of their networks, has sprung to life.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Archos to install blockchain-based browser on its devices; Dialog in talks to buy Synaptics; Eurofins acquires Insite Security.
Automates cloud-managed SD-WAN, wired and wireless networking with policy enforcement to help enterprises streamline branch connectivity.
Cisco is looking to leverage July Systems' technology to help enterprises locate customers, employees and visitors inside facilities.
The operators argue that the public will drop 'costly' wired broadband services in favor of one bill to stream it all.
HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud professional services are designed to help enterprises manage and optimize on-premises and off-site clouds.
Operator has hooked up 13 North American cities and is pitching itself as the only operator with its own network spanning Asia, Europe and the key markets in the US and Canada, though it may meet some competitive resistance...
All three national operators win concessions during a sale of both mid-band and higher-range spectrum.
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
French service provider is kicking off pan-European 5G trials to figure out whether NSA or SA makes sense.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AI and the creative industries; BT goes deeper into fintech; faster broadband for rural Nottinghamshire; Telenor reshuffles execs in Asia.
The Chinese supplier's future is once again on the line after US politicians voted to scrap Trump's rescue deal.
India's telcos and its government are prioritizing AI as they look to create new and innovative services for local consumers.
New report from Matt Davis of Independence Research looks at the varying strategies and find key differences are aiding cable and telco.
Cable R&D group is prepping its Full Duplex Coherent Optics effort to vastly increase the fiber capacity in the cable access network.
Google and JD.Com will partner on retail solutions in regions including Southeast Asia, the US and Europe.
AT&T initially announced a small cell deployment partnership with San Jose in April, and plans to start deploying 5G in San Jose in the first half of 2019.
The big issue of the day that really consumes the attention of Australian politicians is soccer, and why they can't watch it through Optus.
Ambitious software-only messaging and mobile core applications specialist targets major equipment vendors as it aims to become a billion-dollar business within four years.
How Norway's biggest operator plans on turning its mobile analytics into a new money-spinner.
Technology helped the organization transform itself from a baseball team to landlord of a mixed-use urban development.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comcast's Sky bid gets the official EU nod; Virgin bills direct for Netflix; Telia denies break-up fee; Com Hem claims speed record.
Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
There is nothing wrong with large amounts of debt if you methodically expand a business, but what are these guys doing?
Market forces are working well in the business data services (BDS) market in the US, argues Bruce Mehlman, co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance.
Investors look panicky despite plans for a new line of credit and management changes. It is little wonder.
A merger that would create India's biggest telecom operator is nearing the finish line.
Mobile operators moving to virtualized networking for 5G infrastructure need to carefully consider the motivations behind the move and make the right choices at every step along the way.
SPRING has sprung in the routing community.
A media and telecom giant comes into being after US legal authorities said they had no objections earlier this week.
This week in our WiC roundup: Google slams diversity measures at leadership level; fatigue sets in on the Valley; men's careers are nurtured more than women's; and more.
The low-code tool is designed to make it simple to build business applications using G Suite.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster broadband for Cardiff; Ukrainian billionaire plans 'Netflix of sport'; Sky bags Serie A rights; EU WiFi program a non-starter.
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Chinese vendor is looking to raise about $11 billion in credit and has nominated new board members in response to US demands.
Cheenu Seshadri, the managing partner at Three Horizon Advisors, looks at the market concentration risks of letting T-Mobile and Sprint merge.
Standards group locks down standalone specifications, but has it addressed all of the industry's 5G concerns?
At the 5G World Summit in London, Ovum's Daryl Schoolar explains why the migration from 4G to 5G requires a three-dimensional perspective.
Ericsson lands networks deal with Spanish operator's Argentinean subsidiary at Huawei's expense.
UK operator will make do with 2G, 4G and 5G technologies as it refarms spectrum originally awarded for use with 3G services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Intel help China Mobile test standalone 5G; Italy's 5G auction will go ahead; Telia announces 5G partner program, and Volvo digs it.
Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
Comcast's desire to roll up more content assets and over-the-top distribution is just a blurring signpost as we rocket through a new media landscape.
The Oracle Internet Intelligence map spots outages and other Internet problems worldwide, to help enterprise and service providers with troubleshooting and infrastructure planning.
Telenor Norway is exploring the use of 5G as a substitute for some fixed broadband technologies.
AT&T's Chris Penrose says the IoT industry is quickly moving toward a focus on applying data in a proactive manner to further improve operational efficiency for customers.
Parallel Wireless is focused on making networks more flexible under the guidance of Co-Founder and VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal, who shares her thoughts on the industry's most game-changing technologies – past, present and future – as well as offering advice for other female founders with a great idea.
Chinese vendor slumps on resumption of trading in Hong Kong and says its entire management team will be replaced.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA goes quantum crazy; Dixons Carphone gets hacked; tech investment boost for UK; La Liga caught snooping.
This week, Scott, Jamie and Iain ponder the significance of haircuts at the top of the corporate food chain. You don't get this on Bloomberg.
Likening 5G to the latest coat of gloss for Scotland's Forth Bridge will not leave investors on a paint-fumes high, but the analogy seems apt.
Several major European cablecos are now rolling out or at least prepping for D3.1, following the broad rollouts in the US.
The new, new AT&T starts now. A federal judge approves the $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, creating a media, telecom and entertainment giant.
New features in latest software release target practical deployment features as more major operators roll out ONAP whole or in pieces.
Latest NFVi release targets 5G and the edge in a multicloud play that hits a buzzword trifecta: containers, intent and automation.
"Our customers have never cared more about technology and they have never cared less about technology," Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said in a wide-ranging Q&A with journalists at the Cisco Live conference in Orlando this week.
BT's outgoing CEO insists he is leaving the operator in a good position despite shareholder unhappiness.
Partners will be able to program Cisco-based campus and WANs for improved integration with third-party equipment and IT processes but in a model that still leaves Cisco at the heart of the resulting architecture.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup, Telecom Italia negotiates layoffs agreement; Telefónica soft-launches O2 brand in Spain; more 5G fun from Nokia.
Swedish equipment vendor predicts sharp growth in the number of cellular IoT connections over the next few years thanks to the NB-IoT and LTE-M surge.
Collaboration will allow enterprises to deploy applications spanning public and private clouds.
Call it Industry 4.0, Industry-X, Industrial IoT, the Industrial Internet – by any name, it offers tremendous opportunities to transform productivity across many sectors of the economy.
Who are the frontrunners to succeed Gavin Patterson as boss of the UK telecom incumbent?
Here's how CSPs can inject ubiquitous connectivity to achieve growth in the enterprise space.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers 'smart number' technology; Comcast gets the EU green light on Sky bid; Vodafone Qatar virtualizes with Nokia; MegaFon completes on digital JV with Gazprombank.
The A10 Ingress Controller for Kubernetes provides load-balancing and analytics for cloud-native apps.
M&A activity, automation and other efficiency measures are taking a heavy toll on the operator community workforce, and there may be worse to come.
After ZTE, could the Trump admin cut a similar deal with the larger Chinese vendor, Huawei?
Satellite comms player says preliminary offer undervalues its prospects, leaving Charlie Ergen's EchoStar 28 days to make a firm bid or back off.
The US jumps from #5 to #1 on the supercomputing leaderboard, but China likely won't just lie back and take it.
Holy fandango! Former head of Ericsson and the operator's current CTO will replace Lowell McAdam on August 1 and lead the operator into the 5G era.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google faces another EU mega-fine; Ikea and Sonos team up for smart speaker; Yahoo told to improve on data privacy.
SD-WAN revenue reached $162 million last quarter, an increase of 12% quarter-over-quarter and nearly doubling since the first quarter of 2017.
This week in our WiC roundup: How to raise good boys in the #MeToo era; Netflix lays on the startup jokes; babies on the Senate floor; and more.
Canada's leading wireless carriers urge federal government to release 3.5GHz spectrum.
The UK's biggest operator realizes its CEO is not the right man for the job days after it was revealed it have given him a £1.3 billion bonus last year.
The self-contained undersea autonomous data center is a test of delivering cloud services with the latency required for emerging applications.
New dark fiber provider is finding diverse paths using short subsea segments across North American Lakes.
Just like 3G, 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE), 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities.
DOJ worries that the merger could lead to higher prices for pay-as-go phone users.
Taiwan Broadband Communications adds live TV on open devices and video-on-demand as part of the update to its over-the-top offering.
Former CEO Paul Jacobs and other Qualcomm executives are creating a 5G-focused startup.
Spanish operator is latest to team up with Deutsche Telekom's edge computing offshoot.
After Facebook, Google comes under congressional spotlight for a recent Android deal with Huawei.
Chinese vendor forced to overhaul its management and put on ten-year probation by US authorities.
Microsoft may find GitHub is the key to cloud dominance – if it can overcome developer hostility.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers Cisco-flavored SD-WAN-as-a-service; telco execs charged with fraud in Tanzania; Deutsche Telekom extends vectoring; union slams Telefónica's outsourcing strategy.
Here's what matters to enterprises in iOS 12, the latest operating system version for the iPhone and iPad, which Apple unveiled Monday for availability in September.
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
Social media giant cranks the hysteria volume to 11 with confirmation that it's shared data with Chinese firms, including Huawei.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadband progress too slow, say EU auditors; Telefónica names the date for all-IP migration; EE announces 5G trial in east London.
In collaboration with AT&T, startup Aira is deploying its assistive glasses globally to the UK, Canada and Australia.
Heidi Westbrook, Fujitsu's director of ICP and North American Carrier Sales, shares the secrets to advancing in comms with a work/life balance in tact, including networking, self-advocacy, unapologetically pursuing the next step and more.
Avi gains funding for its application load balancing, security and analytics software.
Vodafone and Telefónica are unwinding parts of their network-sharing deal in response to soaring usage of mobile data services.
5G PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and more are expected in 2019.
Short mobile masts, inability to access fiber networks and BT's market dominance remain regulatory bugbears for Vodafone as it prepares to roll out 5G services.
Cisco becomes first cable vendor to introduce software-based version of its broadband router, touching off what will likely be a fresh wave of competition.
The UK government has given the go signal to both Comcast and Fox for their respective bids for UK pay-TV giant Sky, paving the way for a bidding war.
Consolidation may have run its course in CenturyLink's US markets, but not in Europe, says the operator's EMEA president.
Module vendors team up to develop interoperable coherent 100G and 200G modules that, they hope, will help them corner the lion's share of the telco metro optical market.
This week: The impact of the new EU data privacy regulation; Nokia's wearables misadventures; the tangled web of virtualization; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Qualcomm appeals against antitrust fine; meet the new Martin Dawes; Iskratel and Teleste join forces on GPON/DOCSIS hybrid.
Service providers surveyed for this report are cautiously optimistic about automating business/operations support system (B/OSS) – more than half are already taking steps to automate B/OSS, and even more plan to do so within the next two years.
Charter readies its Spectrum Mobile offering.
Microsoft announced plans to acquire GitHub Monday, but said it won't force its technologies down developers' throats. GitHub will support ‘any operating system, any cloud and any device,’ Microsoft says.
Pursuing another use for cable's DOCSIS-based HFC networks, CableLabs launches R&D lab for cell backhaul applications.
UK-based operator slashes thousands of jobs in efficiency drive while handing generous pay increases to senior management figures.
CenturyLink's James Feger explains why converting some central offices into data centers may be necessary but also notes it won't be easy.
Automation was one of the key themes discussed at the recent Big Communications Event (BCE), including how artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, intent-based networking and open source solutions are all helping CSPs on their journey to zero-touch automation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA trumpets NB-IoT roaming breakthrough; new CTO at Orange Belgium; ETNO fears intra-EU call regulation; Stirling work for CityFibre.
The Chinese equipment vendor is deemed a security threat by some Australian politicians.
A BCE keynote panel comprising speakers from Colt, Windstream and Wind River, plus industry strategic advisor David Amzallag, discuss the evolution of business models and procurement relationships as more and more functions are developed and monetized in software rather than hardware.
Red Hat updates Fuse with new capabilities designed to connect custom and packaged applications for new business process connectivity and automation.
Both have completed data calls using the 3GPP 5G NR standards.
In today's regional roundup: Can GTT get the best out of Interoute?; Orange Spain claims optical backbone milestone; KPN to close its OTT TV service; and other end-of-week stuff.
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Jan Geldmacher, President at Sprint Business, looks at how science fiction is becoming science fact and explains why 5G is so important to Sprint.