In light of virtualization and rapid technological changes in telecom, AT&T launched Workforce 2020 to reskill employees.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk fined for data breach; DT trumpets 'multi-IoT platform'; Combes questions France's commitment to capitalism; BT and Sky in network repairs rumpus.
Focused on scalability, resiliency and improved user experience for the popular open source cloud platform.
Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit is heading to the Eternal City, where the key leaders from the communications networking community will ask and answer the industry's toughest questions.
Samsung is busting into the AI assistant market, buying the startup created by the people that made Siri.
Telco resistance to OpenStack is crumbling, says AT&T's Sorabh Saxena, as companies realize there is no realistic alternative.
Three years after VMware said it should be able to clobber Amazon in the cloud, the two companies are partnering, according to a report.
There are still no final answers as to how they will manage their new virtualized networks alongside the legacy networks and OSS.
Rumors of Twitter and Netflix buyouts abound.
Network operator says its service will be different from the many on the market via multiple access types, integration into AT&T cloud.
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
The company hired its first CFO, often the sign that it's getting ready for an initial public offering.
Next on Upskill U, US Ignite's Joe Kochan examines the growth of smart cities underpinned by advanced networks and gigabit services.
There are differences in how men and women experience culture in the workplace, and Vodafone America's Megan Doberneck explains how to create one that benefits everyone.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals seeks pensions advice; Orange gets approval for bank buy; Nokia looks to improve basestation efficiency with Eta acquisition.
India's operators are avoiding pricier spectrum bands in a government auction that could spur consolidation in the market.
Can Google take on Apple and Samsung with a smartphone that has an AI assistant at its heart and easy VR integration?
Open Source MANO group gets its first set of code out the door, tackling practical problems in a rapid-fire way.
Google unveiled its one-two TV punch with the launch of Google Home and the Chromecast Ultra.
The networking vendor extends its security platform to go beyond guarding the network edge to automate enforcing policies at the switch level
Swisscom needs more NFV firepower than HPE can deliver, according to industry sources.
The data center operator is maintaining an open environment to support multiple connections, but business processes to do that are lacking.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft rolls out its European cloud; Interoute provides airline support; Apple Pay reaches Russia.
Company says it's capitalizing on its integrated cloud architecture and underlying SDN to speed reach and quantity of enterprise services.
LR readers say that 2020 really is the date when actual, commercial 5G service will start.
Despite a commitment to technology neutrality, European regulators expect operators to focus their broadband efforts on a small selection of high-speed technologies.
Google Fiber closes on Webpass acquisition, taking on the startup company's fixed wireless technology and 'tens of thousands' of broadband customers.
The task of assigning Internet addresses officially passed from US government control to the private sector over the weekend, after one last hail-Mary legal maneuver by opponents to prevent the transfer was batted down.
Cloud4Wi believes many broadband providers will choose their technology partners to support new managed WiFi services within the next year.
Level 3's Dave Siegel discusses the company's wide use of analytics, including its importance in SD-WAN services.
The web-scale movement is global, but networking power in the near future will depend on local infrastructure, and that says a lot about who will win and who will lose in the next Internet era.
Netrounds' Kaela Loffler shares how she went from measuring fungal lesions to virtualized service assurance and why comms is exactly where she wants to be.
AT&T pulls back from offering Gigapower customers a chance to protect their privacy for a price, even as FCC considers making it mandatory.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky plugs virtual reality app; Facebook plans Danish data center; 100G upgrade for Libyan connection; CityFibre picks a partner in the Midlands.
The structural separation of BT could be as troubling as the prospect of Scottish independence in other parts of Europe.
Telefónica launched its new Open Cloud public cloud service and Cloud Server services in Chile, Brazil and Mexico thanks to a partnership agreement with Huawei that's focused on migrating IT services to the cloud.