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Walker Walks From CenturyLink
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6/14/2019  |  2 comments
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
Telstra Already in Edge Battle With Web Giants
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Comments by the Australian operator show the edge is now shaping up to be the next battleground between telcos and Internet companies.
VMware Banks on Data Center Agility With Avi Networks Buy
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware and Avi share multiple customers and they don't expect the combo and subsequent integration to cause much disruption as VMware aims to bring a public cloud experience to the data center.
CSPs Driving Transformation via the Distributed Cloud
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The telco distributed cloud model is gaining support among service providers, even ahead of extensive 5G rollouts.
Intel Bolsters Data Center Portfolio With Barefoot Acquisition
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Nick McKeown does it again – his data center switching startup is snapped up by Intel.
Dell Technologies Has a New CTO
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6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Ihab Tarazi has left Packet to become CTO of Networking and Solutions at Dell Technologies.
Putting a Price on Latency: Startup Network Next Aims to Fix Internet Routing
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6/9/2019  |  3 comments
With things like Google Stadia and 5G putting a new focus on real-time connections, startup Network Next hopes its AdWords-inspired approach to Internet routing will catch on.
Telco Staff Face Crisis as Cuts Claim 127K Jobs at Big CSPs Since 2015
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers tracked by Light Reading have cut 7% of jobs since 2015, and reductions look set to continue.
What's Next for Neophotonics?
Shades of Ray  | 
6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical components specialist had its world turned upside down by the US ban on selling tech to Huawei. Can it regain its feet? Might it even get swallowed up in further components sector consolidation?
NTT Challenges Cloud Giants
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
NTT Communications needed additional flexibility and automation to compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
Eurobites: Ericsson, Nokia Get the 5G Call From SoftBank
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5/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom extends cloud offer with Microsoft; Telia resists website-blocking order in Moldovia; what Google's cold-shouldering of Huawei means for Europe.
BT & the Unbearable Lightness of 5G-ing
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5/23/2019  |  4 comments
A press conference to announce the UK's first 5G service failed to pack much punch.
Comcast Sizing Up Plan to Syndicate a Virtual CMTS – Sources
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast says it's premature to talk about how its network virtualization strategies will take shape, but industry sources say Comcast has discussed the idea of licensing its new tech to other MSOs.
CenturyLink Sharpens Up Its Ethernet Portfolio
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink broadens its Ethernet service portfolio as it tidies up loose ends from its Level 3 acquisition.
BT Lines Up Western Vendors to Replace Huawei as 5G Goes Live
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
BT is now in core network trials with Cisco, Ericsson and Nokia, its CTO tells Light Reading, and may need to introduce a new RAN vendor.
Optical's Shifting Sands
Shades of Ray  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.
CenturyLink Dives Into Services Deployed at the Deep Edge
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride explains why it's a 'great time to be wireline.'
Eurobites: Investment Up but Revenues Down for French Operators in 2018
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ZTE opens cybersecurity lab in Rome; coaxial startup lands Vodafone Germany deal; payback time for UK mobile operators?
Ailing Telecom Italia Gets Serious About Cuts
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The Italian phone incumbent is now so ruthlessly focused on efficiency it has started referring to employees as units.
Sprint Goes Loco for 'Low Code'
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint is using a 'low code' development platform to streamline business processes, including getting wireline customers online faster.
Google & Tech Giants Cut Huawei Adrift
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5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment giant is sent packing by a host of the world's biggest technology companies and faces a huge threat to its consumer business after Google holds back some Android goodies.
5G Car Crash Looms for Telecom Industry
Morris Lore  | 
5/16/2019  |  3 comments
Failure to transform their businesses, highlighted at this week's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, is fast catching up with the telcos.
CenturyLink's Walker: More Edges, More Efficiency
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Bill Walker explains how edge computing has allowed operators to decompose applications and distribute them on the network.
Eurobites: UK Security Report Says Huawei Can't Be Trusted
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues gets off to a flier; Sunrise raises its earnings guidance; Vodafone/INWIT towers deal set for the summer.
Cisco's Happy, Despite Service Provider Decline
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's service provider business declined 13% in the third fiscal quarter, but overall revenue was up, so it was (metaphorical) high fives for everyone on Cisco's quarterly earnings call.
Volta Bigs Up Its Cloud Router, Claims 90% Savings vs Legacy
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Volta claims that moving routing intelligence to the cloud and running white boxes can slash costs compared with legacy equipment.
Rakuten Mobile CTO: We're Stronger, Faster & Cheaper Than You
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's Rakuten is building what it says will be the first truly cloud-native mobile network, and its existing operators should be worried.
Nice Turns Nasty as Vendors Face Fire Over Cloud-Native Claims
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5/14/2019  |  2 comments
The messages emerging from this week's Digital Transformation World sound depressingly familiar.
Arista Ships Smarter 400G Routers
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Arista's second-generation 400G routers support built-in security, automation and telemetry for reduced capex and opex.
At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation
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5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.
Eurobites: BT Maintains Dividend Despite Revenue Slip
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5/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom powers on in Q1; Sky invests in You.i.TV for cross-platform app development; back-of-the-net for BT Sport!
Data Center Firms, Mobile Operators Pour Cold Water on Edge Computing
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5/9/2019  |  7 comments
Edge computing, particularly in the 5G world, faces a series of serious obstacles, according to several in the mobile network and data center industries.
Telus CTO: 5G Is Letting Us Down
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5/8/2019  |  1 comment
Ibrahim Gedeon of Canada's Telus says there needs to be less focus on speed and more attention paid to real transformation.
Red Hat Sharpens OpenShift to Slash Kubernetes Hassles
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5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Red Hat aims to reduce friction deploying containerized applications, the important building blocks of virtualized networks.
Eurobites: Orange Buys SecureLink for €515M
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5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: US consortium lands Ireland's National Broadband Plan gig; Telefónica sells 11 data centers; UK broadband speeds creep up.
Managing the 5G Hype Is Critical to Carriers
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5/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Preparing and educating customers about the true capabilities about 5G can help mobile service providers avoid unrealistic expectations, execs at Light Reading's Big 5G Event insist.
Verizon Eyes 80%+ Latency Reduction on Edge Platform
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5/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The US telco expects to support a sub-10-millisecond service on its edge platform by the end of this year.
Red Hat Tackles Telco Cloud With Linux Upgrade
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5/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Updated tools for hands-free operations and modern applications are designed to help operators cloudify their networks.
Why Vodafone Idea Sought IBM's Help
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The tie-up between the Indian operator and the US IT giant is designed to bolster customer experience and lower costs in the competitive Indian market.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Four companies have made the 2019 shortlist for this coveted award.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
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5/4/2019  |  1 comment
There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).
Three's Broadband 'Toy' Gets Set for 5G Push
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5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
A tiny broadband business that Three bought in 2017 is set to play a big part in the UK operator's 5G plans.
Eurobites: Huaweigate Triggers Political Earthquake in UK
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5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ONI Telecom does data center interconnect with Nokia; Síminn prepares for 5G with Ericsson; Swisscom Q1 revenue slips.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy
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5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Accedian, Amdocs, ASSIA, Boingo, Cisco and Huawei make the shortlist for our Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy award.
Orange Taps Dell for 5G Transformation
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5/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Orange and Dell will collaborate on a distributed cloud architecture for 5G cloud networking.
Three UK to Cut Two Thirds of Tech Jobs in Digital Makeover
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4/30/2019  |  1 comment
The smallest of the UK's mobile operators is set to get even smaller on the staffing side as it automates processes and moves IT systems into the public cloud.
Harmonic CEO: We Want to Be No. 1 in Cable Virtualization, DAA
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4/29/2019  |  1 comment
Harmonic sees a big year ahead for its 'CableOS' platform and distributed access architecture deployments as vendor takes aim at a cable network market that's been led by Arris, Cisco and Casa Systems.
Juniper Foresees Service Provider Gloom
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4/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Juniper is hopeful its service provider business might pick up, but it isn't making promises. Overall Juniper revenues are down sharply in Q1.
Rackspace Names Third CEO in Two Years
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4/25/2019  |  2 comments
Kevin Jones, who has experience in both transportation and enterprise technology, replaces Joe Eazor, who didn't last long.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy (Vendor)
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4/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Thirteen vendors, from Altiostar to ZTE, are helping operators apply SDN and NFV technologies to transform their networks from the core to the edge.
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