Partnerships with local authorities and private sector investors could help Deutsche Telekom drag Germany into the gigabit age.
The cloud-native applications security specialist has now raised $63 million.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in fiber collaboration talks with United Internet; Hi3G upgrades backhaul with Ericsson; Interxion widens access to Google Cloud Platform.
VMware plans to marry networking and application intelligence, to put Cisco in the crosshairs.
Operators will need full control over network and application performance if 5G services are to thrive.
Automation will help companies meet customer demand and stay competitive, but it also makes the security stakes that much higher. Here are some key ingredients for a comprehensive network security approach.
Defense Authorization Act 2019 puts Chinese tech on purchasing hit list.
Verizon will package Apple TV boxes and YouTube TV service in its residential 5G bundles.
Supplier says some cable operators have put off big capacity purchases as they finalize plans for new distributed access architectures.
FCC says it isn't taking sides in the case, but files brief questioning whether Judge erred.
Cable operator is working with FCC and suppliers such as Nokia, Ericsson and Arris to tee up trials that could ultimately help Altice USA keep its MVNO costs in check.
Pivotal Commware is currently applying for an FCC license to show and test its 28GHz Echo with carriers and equipment makers over the next year.
As aggregators pile into the market, old-fashioned convergence runs out of steam and US firms eye European assets, a French move reminiscent of AT&T's Time Warner deal could be in the cards.
The crud on top has been skimmed off to reveal a heady brew, bubbling with insights into Ericsson, Cisco, Samsung, AI and more (it says here...)
Recent Mojo acquisition (no, really, that's the company name) extends Arista's network automation strategy from core to campus.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange completes Basefarm cloud services buy; EE wins UK coverage gong; Kudelski offloads SmarDTV business.
Agency recommends keeping the 25 Mbit/s downstream definition for 'advanced telecommunications capability,' but one Commissioner asserts that it should be raised to 100 Mbit/s.
Top industry analyst downgrades Dish shares to 'sell' and cuts the target price on the stock over concerns about company's network buildout strategy.
German service provider says it may bid to become a fourth mobile network operator despite opposition from Deutsche Telekom.
Bouncing back from hurricane-wracked results over the previous year, Liberty Latin America scores strong subscriber gains in second quarter but revenues and income still lag.
Shared infrastructure play now includes delivering fiber services, lit and unlit, to enterprises in large urban areas across US.
Depending on who you listen to, blockchain is either an over-hyped oddity or a milestone in legal and financial innovation comparable to double-entry bookkeeping. But how significant is the opportunity for communications service providers?
The Norwegian telco wants to base more of its decisions on hard data and not intuition. Investment in AI-based systems could hold the key.
Researcher uncovers vulnerabilities that could expose partial home addresses and Social Security numbers of broadband customers.
Can Intel reinvent itself for the post-PC future?
There's something fishy at Microsoft's undersea data center off the coast of Scotland, and they want you take a good look.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSS and blockchain; Drillisch revenue up in H1; Swisscom caught speeding; on-demand video eats Europe.
Programmer sets sights on free 'WatchBack' app that will let viewers sample shows for points that can be redeemed for rewards and perks.
Vendor set to hire at least 380 new tech staff and start manufacturing locally to better support its important US customers, but where will these experts come from?
Industry sources say Ericsson's iconectiv unit, formerly Telcordia Interconnection Solutions, has implemented staff cuts at its number portability team.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach reins in Gfast rollout; Fitch returns Nokia to investment-grade status; Huawei powers Fastweb's WiFi; UK smart meter program in crisis.
This week in our WiC roundup: Gender diversity in AI; female entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa; Fitbit fails women with new feature; and more.
AR startup's pricey 'Creator Edition' goes on sale, but Magic Leap still needs to jump a much larger hurdle if it's to forge a connection to the consumer mainstream.
Mountainous debts, a surplus of spectrum and the weak business case for 5G could all compel India's telcos to skip a forthcoming auction.
Deal gives Cox biz services unit a broader set of managed cloud services targeted to a mix of verticals.
Despite continuing struggles in its other European markets, Liberty Global boosts subscribers, revenues and operating cash flow in Q2, largely due to Virgin Media's strong performance.
Ma Bell gets 39GHz mmwave infrastructure and devices tested ahead of its planned mobile 5G commercial launch at the end of the year.
OTT company will pump its ad business and extend its reach as Roku's free video offering, The Roku Channel, hits web browsers.
In announcing Q2 earnings, Windstream says its sold more SD-WAN services than anyone else in the US and expects to keep rolling.
China's NB-IoT push has led to a dramatic increase in IoT connections on the network of the country's biggest mobile operator.
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NTT seeks to offload Italian mobile content specialist; Allot, McAfee and Telefónica España team up on SMB cybersecurity; Tele2 blip prompts Dutch security scare.
Intel is late to market with AI-enabled chips, but it's determined to catch up.
German operator's second-quarter results tell a familiar story of rampant growth in the US and an underwhelming performance in Germany and Europe.
Even relatively small light field display applications require big bit-rates, CableLabs CEO says.
To deliver the new services promised by 5G, your existing 4G core will not be enough.
All options still on the table, but interim CEO says there's a 'very strong possibility' that Tivo could seek scale by combining its products biz with another company.
Execs upgrade the guidance for 2018 saying the integration of Level 3 is going well and will drive major new business opportunities.
Verizon Wireless' president starts to unveil a three-year plan for 5G, starting early in 2019.
Amid sale of Cisco's video software unit, Yvette Kanouff sets her exit to embark on 'third career chapter.'
The FCC lies about getting hacked and net neutrality proponents cheer when Alex Jones is censored, but so what?
More than two years later than originally planned, Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator says it has started deploying the multi-gigabit DOCSIS tech on its HFC network.
South Korean equipment maker aims to address shareholder concerns about its future competitiveness with an ambitious new investment plan.
The Hungarian operator is trialing AI tech from startups including Uhana and Anodot, and the results have so far been compelling.
The cloud gives enterprises an express lane to machine learning.
With the use of microservices and AI, AT&T is looking to speed up and change the processes that will ultimately help it transform its network operations and become more efficient.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Vivacom do VoLTE in Bulgaria; Telefónica's Aura gaining users; Brit Internet trends.
Block will be responsible for growth strategy, executions and operations, while Benioff continues as chairman, leading vision and innovation.
AT&T will bring more mid-band spectrum into the 5G picture through next year.
Filing of formal offer paperwork sets stage for Fox to unleash a bigger bid in the coming weeks.
Deal gives AT&T full ownership of an over-the-top video portfolio that includes Ellation and Fullscreen and pumps more digital assets into its WarnerMedia unit.
The US Department of Justice claims the judge in the AT&T-Time Warner merger case failed to consider fundamental economics and common sense when approving the deal.
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
Cell towers represent a logical location for edge computing and their owners see major opportunity, once they figure out the business model. Two major operators are already on the move.
After starting as a pure-play subscription VoD streaming service, CuriosityStream is tweaking its business model to include a cheaper service, sponsorships and a TV-style linear feed.
While US operators are good at talking about 5G, the Chinese are doing are much better job of preparing their country for the potentially game-changing technology, according to compelling new research.
At a press event in Manhattan, Sony recently announced a new 4K HDR display with a 'Netflix Calibrated Mode' – a setting that can match the picture settings finalized in a Hollywood post-production facility. But will consumers go for it?
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
Cisco's goal is to speed up and simplify WAN deployments, with centralized management and improved visibility.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook to live-stream top-flight European soccer; FTTH = fiber to the Highlands; Telia helps test the Ironmen's mettle.
We're now on the runway for a mobile 5G device take-off. Fasten your seatbelts!
Japanese telecom and technology giant is planning an IPO of its mobile business that would be the world's biggest-ever listing, according to a report.
Indian regulators have approved the country's biggest telecom merger, but the new operator will have to combine two very different businesses while competition remains fierce.
CableLabs broadens its work in open source with a stack that eyes product interoperability as cable ops continue to flirt with SDN and NFV access network strategies.
With the ZTE sales ban now lifted, optical components specialist Acacia is expecting a bump in second half sales and that's given its stock a welcome boost.
Operators are rattled about the payments they make for spectrum, but telco spending on frequency licenses has continued to fall.
Arista will write a big check to dismiss the suit charging that it ripped off Cisco's intellectual property.
With certain OTT TV assumptions factored in, it's possible that the total of live TV subscribers grew for the first time since 2012, analyst says.
Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks, gives his insights into how Versa is #Winning, #Growing and #Innovating. And why the Versa Secure Cloud IP Platform is enabling managed service provider partners and enterprise customers to securely transition to multicloud, transforming the WAN edge into an automated, secure and business intelligent services architecture.
But some of the biggest buyers of bandwidth in the world – Google, Spotify, Facebook and others – prefer to keep their opinions quiet.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable body slams judgement on VodafoneZiggo; MTS gets into IT outsourcing; new advertising rules force UK ISPs to be more honest about broadband speeds.
It may seem like Cisco buys companies the way the rest of us buy smartphone apps – just for the heck of it, when they're bored. But there's actually a plan.
The concept of digital twins could be taken to a much higher level in areas like network planning and design, programmable networks and field service management.
India's version of Europe's GDPR legislation is badly flawed but still represents a step in the right direction.
Growth at the OTT TV service slows, but Dish shares surge as company loses fewer higher-margin satellite TV subs than expected.
Says it's 'on track' to complete the first phase of a 5G-capable network by March 2020.
Fourth-biggest US MSO is laying the groundwork for a fresh wave of subscriber and revenue growth next year with FTTH buildout, uber set-top rollout, 1-Gig deployments and MVNO deal.
The iPhone maker has become the world's first public company with a $1 trillion valuation, but is it really justified?
This week in our WiC roundup: Women need to hold more patents; summer camp opportunities for girls; Scandinavia nails work-life balance; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hyperoptic raises £250 million for fiber expansion; Arcep gets tough on 4G; new economics wonk at Ofcom; Amazon's little tax miracle.
Finnish equipment vendor says India's optical networking market is booming thanks to soaring usage of mobile broadband services.
More than 60% of communication service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are not sure how they will automate the orchestration of services that include both physical and virtual resources.
Sandy Howe takes reins of America's division as company targets opportunities fueled by cable's migration to distributed access network architectures.
Verizon says Moto's 5G module will support its gigabit-speed mobile 5G, which is coming in 2019.
Cisco is looking to make it less scary for enterprises to live in the world of public clouds, BYO devices and end users who aren't employees.
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Deal expands on similar set-top integrations Comcast has implemented with Netflix and YouTube.
But company remains vague on how it intends to change the pay-TV game almost eight months after acquiring Layer3 TV.
Moving to the cloud lets engineers get close to customer problems, rather than struggling with infrastructure, says Evernote Chief of Staff Ben McCormack.
Arris misses its Q2 numbers and cuts financial guidance for 2018 as a component crisis continues to put stress on its key CPE business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three makes progress in Q2; Brits love smartphones, but not for talking into; telcos and e-sports.
The research cloud will run OpenStack, an example of that software's future in specialized cloud settings, including high-performance computing, says Mirantis co-founder and CMO Boris Renski.
Veteran test and measurement firm seeks more strategic role in service assurance, 5G rollouts and cybersecurity.
Nutanix is climbing the cloud stack by acquiring Mainframe2, aka "Frame," which delivers cloud-based Windows desktops and applications.
T-Mobile plans to take on the cablecos and others with a massive 5G push to bring broadband and video to the home.
Cable op introduces 802.11ax router alongside plans for a more advanced in-home small cell that will also sport LTE and IoT antennas.
Larry Ellison loves to insult AWS, but Amazon isn't going to put up with it much longer.
Sprint says it has a few massive MIMO arrays live in market, which is key to Sprint's mid-band mobile 5G push in 2019.
Italy's second-largest operator blames competition and US measures against its Chinese supplier for earnings setbacks in the first six months.
Creating a new IP-delivered, multiscreen pay-TV service or bundling in an existing OTT TV service are among the alternatives that smaller cable ops are weighing as they grapple with the growing cord-cutting trend.
The DHS National Cybersecurity Summit brought together a wide range of stakeholders across government, industry and academia to discuss collective efforts to battle cyber attacks. AT&T, in particular, stood out as it fretted about losing the 5G technology lead to Europe and China.
Developers need tools that let them make fast, incremental changes to cloud applications, says Google's Adam Seligman, VP of developer relations.
OSS company hits revenue targets and says global business boss Shuky Sheffer will succeed Eli Gelman as CEO later this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big business wants an earlier copper switch-off in UK; Deutsche Telekom's pre-paid IoT offer; KPN invests in cybersecurity startup.
Kontron will combine its white box hardware with Inocybe's open source software, including its open source SDN controller and other software.
Former EE boss our favorite to succeed Patterson as BT boss as odds lengthen on Garfield and internal candidates.
Market reaction suggests Ericsson is now racing ahead of Nokia, but the contest between them is finely balanced.