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Lumen gets ready to rip out Huawei gear
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

'It's layer one equipment that cannot be used to route or redirect customer traffic,' the company wrote in response to questions from Light Reading.

Chinese officials won't fix security flaws in Olympic app
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Citizen Lab said it advised the Beijing Olympic Committee of the security flaw on December 3 but since have had no response from either the committee or the app developer.

Eurobites: Telenor and AWS get serious on cloud services
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT signs with Rackspace; UK government doubles down on cybersecurity; Red Cross hacked.

Juniper adds security features, hardware to SD-WAN portfolio
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Juniper has updated its Session Smart Router (SSR) SD-WAN platform with intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), URL filtering capabilities and Juniper-branded hardware.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tech and Grupo Álava team up on 5G-fueled predictive maintenance
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's IP Telecom upgrades with Nokia; Orange turns to solar power in Côte d'Ivoire; Intracom Telecom expands mmWave range for FWA.

Why does 5G only pose a problem for US airplanes?
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

US worries about 5G having negative effects on aircraft safety systems don't seem to spread internationally, as other countries take a relaxed view.

Comcast makes big changes to product and tech exec team
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

Fraser Stirling upped to global chief product officer; Elad Nafshi rises to EVP and chief network officer; Rick Rioboli named chief technology and information officer; and Noam Raffaelli named SVP, wireless engineering, emerging technologies and business.

Eurobites: Lebanon's telcos in 'crisis management mode'
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM rides the rails; BT chairman in line for regulator role; Ukraine suffers massive cyberattack.

Looks like no respite for Huawei from Biden
DanoVision | 1/13/2022

Trump's State Department launched a 'Clean Networks' initiative that rallied US allies against Huawei. Biden's new 'Alliance for the Future of the Internet' likely will do the same.

Growth tops the agenda for Segra's new CEO
CxO Spotlight | 1/13/2022

Kevin Hart, Cox's former CTO, said fiber-focused Segra will pursue growth by expanding into adjacent areas, broadening its product slate and seeking opportunities in unserved and underserved markets.

Eurobites: Canal+ turns to Ateme for low-latency streaming
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: watch out, adware's about; Telefónica boss on digital slavery; pay-TV predictions for Africa.

Windstream's Mike Frane forecasts enterprise networking and security trends for 2022
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

Returning guest Mike Frane discusses the top-of-mind trends for enterprises this year around securely connecting the distributed workforce.

DT moves open RAN head into CTO role as Choi steps aside
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

German incumbent names Abdu Mudesir as its chief technology officer, with Alex Choi taking charge of research.

Eurobites: TIM under pressure to name new CEO – report
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Cloud RAN passes the audition; AccelerComm joins Small Cell Forum; TalkTalk rejigs wholesale team.

What's ahead for Asia in 2022
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

Chips, human rights, 6G: What's ahead for Asia this year?

Telecom in 2030: Openness with no guarantee of diversity
Morris Lore | 1/5/2022

Open interfaces will be baked into future generations of mobile technology, but that does not mean the market will be more competitive.

Eurobites: Airtel Africa sells Tanzanian towers
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Agcom gives green light to FiberCop co-investment program; Telkom SA's spectrum auction gripes; UK security law kicks in.

SaaS-based network security scores $1.2B in revenue for Q3 2021 – report
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Citing an 'uncommon alignment between enterprise IT teams asking for more security investment and business leadership willing to do so,' SaaS-based network security revenues rose 26% in the quarter, Dell'Oro says.

It's time for the Biden administration to get it together in 5G
DanoVision | 1/4/2022

A year into the Biden administration, 'there is no spectrum plan, there are no big auctions planned, at a time when everyone was all about 'we've got to beat China on the race to 5G,' said a former FCC chief.

Huawei 2021 sales decimated by US sanctions
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Chinese vendor reports a 30% drop in revenues as the US campaign finally catches up with it.

Samsung to support NFTs in new smart TVs
News Analysis | 1/3/2022

TV maker's NFT Platform will be available in a set of 2022 models, including its MicroLED, Neo QLED and The Frame products.

New skills trump traditional expertise in hiring trends – Omdia
News Analysis | 12/30/2021

New skillsets are increasingly required, but telcos are also adopting new terminology that disguises need for skills such as NFV and SDN.

Asia's 2021: Chip shortages, more trade wars and modest 5G gains
News Analysis | 12/29/2021

It was a year dominated by chip supply woes and the deepening US-China trade war. Also, 5G gained lots of ground but showed few signs of returns.

Telefónica embraces Ericsson in shift away from Huawei – report
News Analysis | 12/27/2021

Telefónica is reportedly shifting from Huawei equipment to Ericsson equipment in Spain, another indication that a US-led campaign against the Chinese vendor is bearing fruit.

Book excerpt: How Huawei took the telecom world by storm
Guest Perspectives | 12/22/2021

Jon Pelson's new book, Wireless Wars: China's Dangerous Domination of 5G and How We're Fighting Back, dives into the meteoric rise of Huawei on the global telecommunications stage.

Eurobites: Telent acquires Harlequin Group for private-networks push
News Analysis | 12/22/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Tech brings security to CAVs; Ericsson eyeing Russia for basestation manufacturing, claims report; BT's speed guarantee found wanting.

5G providers reject mandates for backup power at cell sites
News Analysis | 12/21/2021

'Planning and managing backup power resources thus requires case-by-case judgments that are not amenable to prescriptive rules,' Verizon told the FCC in a recent filing.

Ericsson's CradlePoint unit buys UK's Quortus – exclusive
News Analysis | 12/21/2021

Swedish vendor says takeover will provide engineering talent to support the growth of its enterprise connectivity and security business.

AT&T, Verizon, others fined for 911 outages
News Analysis | 12/20/2021

An outage 'affected AT&T's ability to deliver 911 calls to 11 PSAPs in multiple states during this event. As a result of the outage, calls were not transmitted to those affected PSAPs,' the FCC said.

The FCC may be facing another nuclear-sized interference problem
News Analysis | 12/20/2021

NextEra said it uses the 6GHz band for 'plant control communications,' including for its nuclear power plants. That's why it's asking the FCC to immediately halt sales of Wi-Fi devices in the band.

Huawei staff installed malicious code on Aust. network – report
News Analysis | 12/20/2021

Huawei installed malicious code in Australia's Optus telco network that recorded all communications and transmitted it to China, according to Bloomberg.

NTT's Bruce Snell on 'wide sweeping ramifications' of Log4j vulnerability
News Analysis | 12/20/2021

Snell covers some of the biggest cybersecurity trends of 2021 and has advice for how organizations can better manage and secure their data.

MEF adds application, security updates to SD-WAN standard
News Analysis | 12/17/2021

The updated SD-WAN standard includes new metrics for application performance within and across multiple service provider networks and supports application-based security outlined in MEF 88.

Lumen's Mark Dehus tracks DDoS threats
News Analysis | 12/16/2021

Mark Dehus shares highlights from Lumen's Q3 DDoS report, why voice and VoIP services were heavily targeted and his predictions for DDoS trends in Q4.

Cloud burst: How the EU's Gaia-X project went awry
News Analysis | 12/15/2021

The EU's cloud project could still become a world standards setter, but is for now stalled by fights over data sovereignty.

All Verizon wants for Christmas is a SASE 'easy button'
News Analysis | 12/14/2021

Each vendor, service provider, customer, etc. has their own take on the definition of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), which makes it difficult to find a one-stop-shop that provides a full SASE suite, explains Verizon's Vincent Lee.

Cybersecurity should not be a bolt-on, Comcast CISO says
CxO Spotlight | 12/14/2021

Noopur Davis on Comcast's journey into the Secure Development Lifecycle, ensuring security is prioritized at an early stage rather than tacked on at the end.

Eurobites: Vodafone and Mavenir complete small-cell open RAN call
News Analysis | 12/14/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSO rolls into Bergamo; BT shacks up with Nozomi; TIM/KKR latest; Deutsche Telekom toots rollout trumpet.

Lockheed Martin enlists Radisys for its 5G.MIL incursion
News Analysis | 12/13/2021

Lockheed said Radisys will supply open RAN software technologies in locations where 'wired interconnections are not possible or are cost prohibitive.'

Eurobites: UK lawmakers call for more 'joined-up' digital thinking
News Analysis | 12/13/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swiss government ups the broadband ante; South Africa invites spectrum bids; Proximus gets into cyber-insurance.

Spalding returns with $20M for hardened cell towers
News Analysis | 12/10/2021

Gen. Robert Spalding in 2018 penned documents that raised the prospect of a national 5G network. Now he's the CEO of a company selling cell towers designed to withstand a high-altitude nuclear event.

MetTel CTO Ed Fox on clearing up confusion around SASE
News Analysis | 12/10/2021

Ed Fox explains how MetTel's own approach to SASE has evolved and which components are key to any SASE service, such as Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). In addition, Fox shares how the service provider is working with customers making the shift from copper wire networks to fiber, cellular and VOIP networks.

Aryaka sizes up managed SASE, SD-WAN services
News Analysis | 12/9/2021

Aryaka CMO Shashi Kiran says one reason the company has updated its SASE and SD-WAN service is to achieve an 'overarching goal of simplicity' and provide more choices for enterprises trying to balance their networking and security needs for a more distributed workforce.

Businesses are accelerating network transformation programs, Charter exec says
News Analysis | 12/9/2021

Commercial customers are in a 'renew phase' as they move workloads into the cloud, shift to SD-WAN and continue to embrace remote access products and technologies, says Spectrum Enterprise's Bob Schroeder.

Orange warns of rising cyberattacks on mobile devices
News Analysis | 12/9/2021

Security Navigator picks up some worrying trends, with a 13% increase in cyberattacks overall.

Eurobites: Roam 'like at home' until 2032, says EU
News Analysis | 12/9/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FiberCop signs up another provider in Italy; TIP gets behind open RAN in the UK; how to find your stolen Volvo.

UK security agency joins O-RAN Alliance
News Analysis | 12/9/2021

Involvement in the group behind open RAN specifications comes after Germany raised security concerns about the new technology.

Omdia's Rik Turner on cloud permissions management
LRTV Interviews | 12/8/2021

During the podcast, Turner discusses how CPM addresses issues such as permission sprawl and orphan accounts, and how organizations can take a more proactive approach to managed cloud access permissions.

The UK government is losing its open RAN faith
Morris Lore | 12/8/2021

Boris Johnson's interventionist government backs away from issuing open RAN mandates after realizing the technology is far from ready.

Windstream Enterprise adds site, device analytics to Fortinet SD-WAN
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

Sites Digest and Device Digest identify a baseline of network behavior and pinpoint any anomalous activity, says Windstream Enterprise's Mike Frane.

Lumen unveils uCPE for WAN and IT application management
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

Lumen's uCPE focuses on improving and consolidating the delivery of IT applications and WAN management.

Eurobites: BT's Allera has another nibble at net neutrality
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia plans new R&D campus in Oulu; Virgin Media suffers ten-hour TV outage; ETNO dissatisfied with progress on cyber directive.

Eurobites: BT ignores takeover rumors, unveils vision for the future
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: World Mobile does a Loon; Proximus in talks over Telesign; Vodafone Portugal fires up 5G.

Eurobites: Turkey gets 25G PON in time for Christmas
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FiberCop signs up another operator; Vodafone Spain renews with Netcracker; Telefónica Tech goes underwater.

Dangerous liaisons for HPE in China
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

The IT company's Chinese joint venture has become one of the latest additions to the notorious Entity List.

The US-China tech war is only getting started
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

More Chinese companies have been added to the US trade blacklist as China pushes 'indigenous innovation.'

Eurobites: Nokia and Yadro combine on basestations in Russia
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI secures smartphones; CityFibre shows some 800Gbit/s backbone; Atos and OVHcloud extend partnership in France.

Fab news with new $17B Texas Samsung chip plant
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

With a new fab to open in late 2024, Samsung takes its total US investment to $47 billion, and pockets generous subsidies after a fierce bidding war.

Nokia caught in telco schism over open RAN
Morris Lore | 11/24/2021

The Finnish equipment vendor rejects the charge its software works only with its own hardware and finds an ally in BT.

Fraud could drag down Biden's broadband ambitions – report
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

'There are many more EBB-enrolled households that claimed they have a dependent child at certain CEP schools than students who are actually enrolled in those schools,' warned the FCC's inspector general.

Rare earths shortage roiling supply chain
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

Soaring rare earth prices are disrupting the global supply chain and another source of geopolitical tension between China and the US.

Germany reckons open RAN is risky business
News Analysis | 11/23/2021

One of Germany's government agencies has released a report arguing that open RAN is far less secure than traditional network infrastructure.

Eurobites: UK telcos face new security rules
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Orange get super coherent; Sky leaves its routers exposed; Liberty Global boss sounds off about UK broadband.

BlastWave shoots out of stealth mode with VPN alternative
News Analysis | 11/18/2021

BlastWave launched its flagship product, a zero-trust network access tool that has a passwordless multi-factor authentication component.

Lumen, Radware combat DDoS attackers flying under the radar
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

Lumen's Q3 DDoS Report revealed that bad actors are launching DDoS attacks with more frequency, at larger volumes and with increased complexity.

Eurobites: Openreach fiber frenzy reaches 6M premises
News Analysis | 11/17/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM may renegotiate DAZN contract; Ooredoo and Snap combine on augmented reality; Orange IoT tech helps Safran finds its tools.

Will the metaverse lead cable's '10G Challenge'?
The Bauminator | 11/16/2021

The cable industry will award more than $300,000 for ideas supporting apps and services that need speeds of at least 1-Gig. Holographs and light field displays aside, will something related to the so-called metaverse be among them?

Here's how AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are fighting SIM swaps
News Analysis | 11/16/2021

After Princeton University research showed glaring holes in mobile operators' SIM swapping systems, the FCC opened a proceeding into the issue. Here's how the nation's big carriers are responding.

Prickly Deutsche Telekom boss wants hyperscaler deals curbed
Morris Lore | 11/16/2021

US tech giants are buying the companies that telcos use to 'digitize' their core infrastructure, and the CEO of Europe's largest telco is not happy.

Gluware in 'full-blown growth mode' with $43M in funding, says CEO
CxO Spotlight | 11/15/2021

Light Reading recently caught up with Jeff Gray, CEO of Gluware, to discuss updates to the company's automation platform for enterprise customers and to hear more about how Gluware plans to put its new funding to use.

Another key exec exits China chip leader SMIC
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

It's not getting any easier for China's chip champion SMIC following the loss of its second top executive in two months.

Telenor does AI deal with Google despite its big-tech fears
News Analysis | 11/15/2021

The Norwegian incumbent becomes the latest Tier 1 operator in Europe to partner with a Silicon Valley giant on AI.

Biden finalizes Trump's ban against Huawei and ZTE
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

The Secure Equipment Act of 2021, signed into law by President Biden, prevents China's Huawei and ZTE from receiving federal approvals to sell their equipment in the US market.

Eurobites: No green without digital, says Nokia
News Analysis | 11/12/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and VMware still going steady; Openreach tests exchange closures; MWC Barcelona 2022 is go!

SD-WAN and security come together like PB&J, says AT&T VP
News Analysis | 11/11/2021

AT&T and Cisco are launching a new managed SASE service which brings together SD-WAN and Cisco's security portfolio.

India addresses security concerns over mobile ecosystem
News Analysis | 11/10/2021

Indian Citizens Assistance for Mobile Privacy and Security (I-CAMPS) set up to prevent cybercrimes related to weaknesses in the app and device ecosystems.

Exiting Telenor still mired in the Myanmar woods
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Norway's Telenor still hasn't found its way out of Myanmar, with its $105M sale to Lebanon's M1 on the rocks while the junta wants a local buyer.

Nokia launches new cybersecurity centre in Lannion
News Analysis | 11/9/2021

Finnish vendor still needs to find more staff with the right mix of skills.

NTT scrubs 'dirty networks' with AI threat sensor
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

Cyber Threat Sensor AI (CTS-AI) is a virtual appliance built into the MDR platform, and can be accessed through a mobile app to secure customer applications and workloads in AWS.

Eurobites: Telekom Srbija turns to Vodafone for procurement and more
News Analysis | 11/8/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rwandan LEO satellite rumors; Vivendi/TIM latest; faster speeds in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogoch.

Lumentum lights up NeoPhotonics with $918M bid
News Analysis | 11/5/2021

The combination would bring together two of the main players in photonics as demand for optical communications continues to rise.

Fastly customers have learned to stop worrying and love the cloud
News Analysis | 11/4/2021

Customers are back and sales are up, but the content delivery network's losses are also mounting.

IBM's Lambertson sees blue skies in telco, cloud collab
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2021

Lambertson explains how service providers' approach to public cloud usage is changing, and how intent-based networking can improve network automation for operators.

Eurobites: EU forces device makers to boost cybersecurity
News Analysis | 11/1/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sweden's Enea lands US traffic classification deal; Net Insight synchronizes 5G; why data center architecture rocks.

Juniper's $1.2B in Q3 revenue shadowed by supply chain shortages
News Analysis | 10/29/2021

CEO Rami Rahim highlights fifth quarter of year-over-year growth for the networking company, while pessimistic about the supply chain in 2022.

Nokia shrugs off components crunch with sharp rise in profit
News Analysis | 10/28/2021

Finnish vendor says it could have sold more were it not for the semiconductor crisis and shows that its turnaround strategy is bearing fruit.

NTT VP Parm Sandhu on the data and security draw of private 5G networks
News Analysis | 10/27/2021

At MWC LA, Light Reading spoke with VP Parm Sandhu about NTT's approach to assisting enterprise customers in building, deploying and managing their private 5G networks.

Tech rift widens as US shuts out China Telecom
News Analysis | 10/27/2021

The Chinese and US technology ecosystems are heading their own separate ways, but a full divorce will be difficult.

Eurobites: UK VoIP players hit by DDoS deluge
News Analysis | 10/27/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage Networks lands SD-WAN deal in Iraq; Telecom Italia takes out digital insurance; Swisscom gets its groove on.

Palo Alto takes on home network security with SASE
News Analysis | 10/26/2021

The remote workforce is increasingly using a broader range of devices to access enterprise applications from the home, which means companies need to be on the defensive against a growing threat attack surface.

Mobile industry starts talking like the cable guys
News Analysis | 10/26/2021

In the drive toward a cloud-powered, globally scaled Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) ecosystem, the 5G Future Forum is touting the need for specifications, interoperability and widespread collaboration.

AT&T holds onto customer usage data for seven years
News Analysis | 10/25/2021

AT&T said it holds onto the data to comply with law enforcement requests. However, the company keeps its data far longer than its rivals Verizon and T-Mobile.

FTC report finds ISPs 'collect troves of personal data'
News Analysis | 10/22/2021

In response, the NCTA called the report 'a highly distorted view' of ISP data collection policies that inappropriately attempts to lump broadband providers into the same category as the Big Tech platforms.

US military spearheads private 5G for California first responders
News Analysis | 10/21/2021

The project has the potential to support 5G networks anywhere they're needed, 'all while outside the range of existing cellular networks,' according to the DoD.

Vodafone plans software blitz to cut IT spend and cloud risks
News Analysis | 10/21/2021

The operator is to add another 7,000 software experts to its team by 2025 as it aims for more technology independence.

Hacking group LightBasin broke into at least 13 mobile networks – report
News Analysis | 10/19/2021

The cybersecurity research firm said hackers were able to access subscriber information and call record details. However, the firm did not disclose the mobile network operators that were hacked.

Cato captures $200M in largest funding round
News Analysis | 10/19/2021

Cato's largest funding round so far brings the SASE provider's total financing to $532 million.

Sinclair hit by ransomware attack
News Analysis | 10/18/2021

Lisa Plaggemier with the National Cybersecurity Alliance says the attack on Sinclair is another wake-up call for the industry, and another reason for media companies to treat cybersecurity like any other risk to the business.

VMware zeroes in on data management, security and carbon emissions
News Analysis | 10/18/2021

During VMworld, VMware launched several initiatives to assist its cloud provider partners in delivering managed security services and simplified app management to end users.

SD-WAN revenue to hit $5.5 billion in 2025, Omdia reports
News Analysis | 10/15/2021

SD-WAN product revenues reached $844 million in Q2, an increase of more than 30% year-over-year. This shows, overall, that the pandemic hasn't negatively impacted the SD-WAN market, says Omdia's Dominika Koncewicz.

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