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IBM Touts Cloud & Red Hat Growth
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
But IBM is still growing slowly compared with the cloud market overall and that's a turnoff for telcos as potential customers and partners.
Juniper CTO Talks About the Company's 5G Aspirations
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Juniper's CTO hails from Google, and is now working to steer the vendor through topics ranging from 5G to edge computing.
Optiva CEO Danielle Royston Uses the Cloud to Stand Out From the Crowd
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
5G Signal Boosters Show Up Ahead of Regulations
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10/15/2019  |  2 comments
FCC regulations haven't yet caught up with startups' 5G plans.
Telefónica's OnLife Is Growing Long in the Tooth
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The Spanish operator's ambitious OnLife project is now in field trials with residential and enterprise customers – and several use cases already look compelling.
Eurobites: Our 5G Door Is Open, Germany Tells Huawei
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre wants to engage on UK's FTTH future; KKR buys majority stake in Hyperoptic; Eurofins targets media industry.
Startup Celona Targets Private LTE & 5G for Enterprise
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Celona, a startup stemming from CommScope's purchase of Ruckus, is targeting the market for enterprises building their own private 5G and LTE wireless networks, eschewing WiFi.
NTT's Mega-Merger, Brand-Cutting Plan for Another $4B in Sales
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's NTT is uniting 28 enterprise-focused brands in its bid to grow at twice the market rate and deliver a boost to profitability.
Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It
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10/14/2019  |  7 comments
The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
WiCipedia: Tech's Litigation 'Wake-Up Call' & Gates Donates $1B for Gender Equality
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Lawsuits may be tech's 'wake-up call'; coming out as trans in tech; Melinda Gates dedicates cash for a cause; and more.
Eurobites: Openreach Talks Up the Fiber Effect
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches 5G service; Amsterdam Internet Exchange upgrades with Pluribus; Ericsson helps fight diabetes in the UAE.
Equinix Debuts $1B+ Hypercloud Gambit
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Equinix is looking to host data centers for hypercloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, in a joint venture with a Singaporean investment fund.
Apollo Proposes DirecTV Spinout, Combo With Dish – Report
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10/10/2019  |  1 comment
Private equity firm has pitched a restructuring that would spin off DirecTV and combine it with Dish under a new company that would be controlled by AT&T, Fox Business says.
SUSE Dumps OpenStack
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10/10/2019  |  1 comment
The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.
BT Gives Convergence Another Bash, but 'Halo' Looks Far From Heavenly
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
A push into bundles is not going to guarantee success for the ailing UK telco amid a blizzard of competitive and regulatory challenges.
VMware Wraps $2.1B Carbon Black Acquisition
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware says adding the endpoint security provider to its cloud stack will help network operators prevent attacks, rather than reacting to them.
MyRepublic: 'Redefining the Economics of Telco'
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.
Charter Hopes to Hit Business Services Bullseye With Bill Archer Hire
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Exec late of Ireland's eir Group and AT&T named EVP and president of Spectrum Enterprise, succeeding the retiring Phil Meeks.
Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks
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10/8/2019  |  2 comments
Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.
Billionaire Michael Dell Backs New Call for 5G in 12GHz Spectrum
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Through his family's private investment firm, billionaire Michael Dell is pushing the FCC to enact new rules that would allow 5G operations in the 12GHz spectrum band.
Wireless Carriers Seed Inventors to Spur 5G Growth
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is the latest carrier to look for ways to encourage inventors and other entrepreneurs to develop new products and services for 5G.
Matt Strauss to Head NBCU's New OTT Service
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Strauss, a longtime Comcast exec, has been named chairman of Peacock, a streaming service set to launch in the spring of 2020.
Vodafone CEO 'Fast Tracks' OpenRAN in Challenge to Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia
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10/7/2019  |  1 comment
One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.
MEF, ONUG Join Hands on Enterprise SD-WAN
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The groups, representing service providers and enterprises, are teaming on SD-WAN specifications to help telcos satisfy enterprise needs – and make money doing it.
At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.
Telcos Must Get More Enterprising in 5G
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10/4/2019  |  1 comment
A new study from BearingPoint shows that CSPs have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to appeal to enterprise customers.
WiCipedia: Tech's Tipping Point, Speaking Up & Surging STEM Job Applicants
WiCipedia  | 
10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Tech jobs at non-tech companies; speaking up at work; STEM jobs might not require tech-specific college degrees, and more.
Bigleaf Receives Divine Inspiration for SMB SD-WAN
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Bigleaf provides cloud-based SD-WAN as a service for small businesses with big connectivity needs, inspired by a conversation with a church IT director.
VEON Digs Into Digital Diversity
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The Eurasian operator has flipped its digital strategy to give greater autonomy to its geographically diverse operating companies.
Frontier's Irwin on the Security Benefits of Managed SD-WAN
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
DALLAS -- Scott Irwin, senior director of SD-WAN for Frontier Communications, explains how Frontier's customers are increasingly moving to a more centralized managed SD-WAN platform.
Trump Praises Finland's Nokia While Touting US 5G Leadership
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
President Trump called out Nokia and its US operations during a press event with Finland's president. The CWA union wasted no time in calling out the situation.
Facebook's TIP Is Desperate to Add Friends
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10/3/2019  |  2 comments
Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.
Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters Looks Ahead
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Gunnar Peters from Spectrum Enterprise discusses how the company listens to customers and decides what services to offer next.
Revamping the IT Stack for 5G
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.
The Importance of Culture Management in a 5G World
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/2/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Ericsson's Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez outlines the cultural changes needed in telco IT operations teams, and the importance of automation, as network operators embrace 5G.
Mentor Spotlight: MATRIXX's Founder on 5G's 'Tremendous' Impact for Women in Comms
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/1/2019  |  1 comment
MATRIXX's Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis says 5G will enable the creation of many new opportunities in the telecom industry, especially around microservices, networking, automation and security.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: KPN, 5G Core Summit & Huawei
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
This week: Dutch ructions at KPN; 5G core, baby; and some good news for Huawei!
Eurobites: Ericsson's Latest Smart Factory Nears Completion
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10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.

Joost-in-Time Replacement: KPN Names New Boss After Leroy Turmoil
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10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Dutch incumbent says chief operating officer will become its permanent CEO a day after canceling the appointment of Proximus ex-boss Dominique Leroy.
Why AT&T's Latest Open Source Contribution Matters
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9/30/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T has shared its distributed router specifications with the Open Compute Project and a leading disruptive data networking startup is flagging its support for the model.
Eurobites: Nokia Touts Its Terabit in UAE
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9/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government promises £5 billion for broadband and mobile rollout in the sticks; private equity firms vying for Vivacom; Telefónica agrees deal with Spanish labor unions.
Dutch Ditch Dominique: KPN Gives Leroy the Kiss-Off
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9/30/2019  |  Post a comment
'We wish her all the best,' says operator, as it puts the kibosh on Leroy appointment.
Wealth of Job Opportunities for Women in 5G Era Is 'Mind Boggling'
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/27/2019  |  Post a comment
During a Women in Comms breakfast workshop, panelists shifted focus from the hype around connected cars and drones to debating how 5G could impact job opportunities for women in comms and tech.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Chairman Steps Down Following Pressure From Vivendi
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9/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Norway the latest to ignore US advice on Huawei; Telenor and Ericsson run 5G pilot in Elverum; CityFibre starts digging in Northampton.
Dan Whalen, Arris's Former Top Network Exec, Heads to Adtran
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Hiring Whalen as chief product officer is another indicator that Adtran is accelerating its cable industry strategy as MSOs mull their next-gen access network moves.
Ericsson Expects $1B US Fine for Corruption, Warns Non-US Investigations May Follow
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9/26/2019  |  Post a comment
The Swedish vendor could suffer reputational damage in connection with a global corruption scandal.
After Pan-Net Blunders, DT Embarks on Journey to 5G Core
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2019  |  1 comment
The German operator must be careful to avoid making a mess as it builds a 5G core network based heavily on microservices and open source technology.
Eurobites: ADVA Joins the Dots on Optical Transceivers
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9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel plans job cuts; Orange builds cloud for Chinese consumer goods company; CityFibre on target in Stirling.
Podcast: The NV & SDN Americas Recap
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading editors Mitch Wagner, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey gathered to empty their notebooks and recap the NV & SDN event at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas.
LR Tackles 5G & the Cloud at Cable-Tec Expo
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/23/2019  |  Post a comment
In an industry first, Light Reading will stage two breakfast forums on hot tech topics at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, the first on cable network virtualization and the second on cable's role in 5G.
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