American Tower and IBM executives join the podcast to discuss how the tower company's acquisition of CoreSite has impacted its data center business, how the edge computing market is evolving, and why sustainability and energy consumption is a growing concern for both American Tower and IBM.
CableLabs' Randy Levensalor explained how and why the cable industry is paving a path to wireline/wireless network service convergence, and some of the challenges that lie ahead.
With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.
Omdia's Fernando Montenegro joins the podcast to discuss recent security trends such as the increased use of AI for cybersecurity. He also shares how security teams are improving their response times to threats and growth of the use of SASE services.
The hottest chipmaker in the world right now has a product for managing radio access network and AI workloads and one of Japan's biggest telcos has bitten.
Light Reading editors discuss big topics from last week's Big 5G Event in Austin, plus updates on the national broadband map, what to make of the latest Dish/Amazon rumor and more.
Still alive and kicking, the special ops bit of UK telecom incumbent BT is launching a set of immersive experiences for schools and businesses.
US server maker HPE is teaming up with one of the hottest chip startups on a product that could provide much needed competition to Intel.
Omdia's Roz Roseboro discussed how 5G and the rise of the distributed workforce have changed how enterprises utilize the cloud. She also provided a sneak peek into her research on AI and the customer experience.
Quantum security, energy efficiency and widespread AI use are all on the whiteboard at Juniper Beyond Labs. CTO Raj Yavatkar discusses his 'pathfinder' strategy to turn ideas into networking reality.
Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark discusses industry progress around AI and how service providers can use it to improve user experience.
Verizon CPO Debika Bhattacharya explains how the company is using generative AI, its approach to edge computing and why FWA and cloud elasticity are on the rise.
Marc Rouanne defends his technology choices and eyes an operationally efficient network future once Dish Network's buildout is complete.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German minister sticks up for Big Tech in 'fair share' furore; Dutch lead European 5G pack, says Opensignal; A1 Bulgaria dips a toe into Nokia's Cloud RAN.
Paradise Mobile CEO Sam Tabbara said the company will kick off the next step in its broad strategy: opening operations to developers.
Ed Fox, CTO of New York-based MetTel, discusses two network services that could be bright spots for service providers: in-building connectivity and fixed-wireless access (FWA).
With Tencent and China Mobile joining market leader Alibaba in slashing prices, the China cloud market looks set to enter a brutal price war.
As generative AI takes off, IBM plans to provide its new watsonx as a way for enterprises to scale up their use of AI foundation models and generative AI.
Big drops in Intel's share of core markets could presage similar problems in virtual radio access networks as the industry looks for alternatives.
The big Scandi equipment makers agree on lots of things when it comes to 4G and 5G networks, but on virtualization choices they are poles apart.
Operators tracked by Light Reading cut nearly 58,000 jobs last year, and many roles in the telco sector could be in the crosshairs of AI.
While supply chain issues are improving, Juniper Networks continues to work through a backlog of orders and experienced a slowdown in orders in some verticals for Q1 of this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex has a towering Q1; Vodafone, RingCentral upgrade UC offering; more broadband brickbats for Shell Energy.
Raleigh-based open source company Red Hat reduced its workforce by nearly 800 employees on Monday.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK telcos in trouble over landline-only pricing; European Chips Act makes progress; Telia goes solar in Estonia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pops on AWS portal for private networks; Orange adds 5G to its Marseille velodrome; Ericsson CFO to step down.
Light Reading is now accepting nominations for outstanding achievements in 5G, broadband, optical networking, AI, edge computing, digital transformation and more as part of its annual Leading Lights awards program.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy gives ChatGPT an ultimatum; Blik expands; Cellnex goes with Synamedia; TIM's new incubator.
Tasked with finding new growth opportunities, Marc Overton arguably has the hardest job at the UK telecom incumbent.
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin said this is Ciena's first foray into 'big routing as a company,' and they're coming up against incumbents such as Juniper, Cisco, DriveNets and Arista.
Ofcom is proposing to refer the matter to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for further investigation because of anti-competitive practices by the US hyperscalers.
The US chipmaker reckons the RAN industry is too small to keep pace with design changes that will benefit its general-purpose processors, but not everyone is convinced.
AtlasEdge CEO Giuliano Di Vitantonio joins the podcast to discuss the edge data center company's approach to edge computing in Europe, and why augmented reality, IoT and 5G are among the technologies pushing compute processing to the edge of the network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AI axes jobs; VMO2 does pay-per-view deal with DAZN; more mid-contract price-rise mayhem.
The EU's planned Data Act legislation, intended to facilitate the sharing and transferring of data, has advanced to the next stage of negotiations between EU bodies.
Founder and CEO Khalid Raza said industry interest in Graphiant's network edge service 'has been much faster than what we saw with MPLS at Cisco or SD-WAN with Viptela. Graphiant has hit a nerve.'
Paradise Mobile, which is planning to build a 5G network in Bermuda, said it will run its network operations almost completely within the AWS cloud.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does 5G fast in the Faroe Islands; Telia explores 5G for healthcare; French government kills the phone fun.
Samsung has business with Verizon, Dish Network and Comcast in the North American market, giving it a prime view into developing technologies including open RAN and cloud architecture.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google's cloud lands in Turin; Telefonica gets into bed with Qwilt; new brooms sweep in at Vodafone Portugal and Fastweb.
Facing so many options and trade-offs, and alert to the danger of supplier lock-in, many operators have yet to be convinced about RAN virtualization.
Charter has tapped Harmonic as a 'strategic technology partner' for a virtual cable modem termination system rollout. Comcast, Vodafone and GCI are among other top ops to go with Harmonic's 'CableOS' platform.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT hooks up with AWS for more cloud-assisted mobile-edge clout; MTN trials 5G SA core with Azure; Germany fears effects of Huawei ban.
Higher speed optical links between data centers, computing clusters and servers are being pushed to the limit by the demands of AI, according to Dell'Oro's Sameh Boujelbene.
The telco championing of open RAN has not been matched by support for new entrants.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Seacom goes live on Equiano subsea cable; go higher, says Telecom Italia; Open Fiber revenue up by a quarter in 2022.
Google Cloud, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have suddenly and loudly entered the telecom industry. But how should telecom network operators evaluate each of their cloud options?
According to sources, Dell is developing vRAN software to control 5G radios, but it's unlikely that Dell will manufacture its own physical 5G radios.
Native-owned Tribal Ready is working to provide tribes with resources to successfully participate in the $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.
AT&T's Gordon Mansfield said the operator will make significant progress this year deploying 5G on its midband spectrum. But he expressed some reservations about standalone 5G technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Council approves space-based connectivity program; WhatsApp promises to be more transparent; might Facebook have to suspend its service in Europe?
AI automation and integration were popular topics at MWC23, leading to a classic stare-down between humans and applications, with attendees caught in the middle.
As public-cloud giants advance into the world of network functions, operators face some difficult choices about which hosts to use.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global boss unimpressed with EU's 'single European telecom market' dream; FAST forward for ad-supported linear TV; EU's cloud security plan comes under fire.
AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud at MWC23 represents a continued evolution in how the telco industry sees itself and the future of its networks.
The show goes on, attracting its highest number of visitors since before the pandemic, but the industry is in bad shape.
The editors reflect on MWC's big takeaways including T-Mobile's 5G voice service plans, how hyperscalers are trying to differentiate themselves and investment plans for future 5G and 6G deployments.
Google Cloud does not plan to develop its own private wireless networking service to sell to enterprise customers, nor does the company plan to develop its own network functions.
The GSMA announced a new 'Open Gateway' effort, which is to release APIs that 'provide universal access to operator networks for developers.' However, we've been here before.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange claims cloud-native 5G SA breakthrough; Nokia unveils first Wi-Fi 6E gateway; what has BT ever done for Britain?
Dish Network lost another 24,000 mostly Boost-branded mobile customers in its fourth quarter, and the company's wireless service revenues were down 10.6% year over year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Telekom Austria spins off towers; Deutsche Telekom deploys Google edge tech on premises; BT Sport brand blown up by TNT.
Bulking up the capabilities of its biz services unit, Cox has connected with Intel and Future Technologies to design and roll out managed private network services for commercial customers.
AWS Telco Network Builder and Integrated Private Wireless on AWS both aim to give mobile network operators, enterprises and others the ability to more easily run network operations in the AWS cloud.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: reports of Ericsson job cuts; Nokia adds to analytics offerings; Ofcom updates on UK fiber.
Heavy Reading's 5G Core Networks Operator Survey identifies leading initiatives to reduce energy consumption.
CEO Ed Meyercord joins the podcast to explain why Extreme is focused on becoming more software-centric, how the company works with customers to better utilize their data and why digital twins can speed up network transformations.
T-Mobile recently launched a cloud-native 5G core gateway, which combines the operator's legacy 4G core with its new standalone (SA) and non standalone (NSA) 5G cores. Cisco managed the effort.
In developing a cloud-based 5G network supporting open RAN principles, Paradise Mobile in Bermuda joins other upstarts like Dish Network in the US and Rakuten Mobile in Japan.
This week: Michael Weening, CEO of Calix, joins the podcast to discuss the disruptive state of the broadband market, the role of federal funding in closing the digital divide, why 'speed is death' and more.
Broadband Lab, a cloud-based tool from McKinsey, aims to guide states through the BEAD planning and deployment process with real-time data, geospatial visualizations and advanced analytics.
The UK operator cannot afford to sit back and wait, says its chief network officer, but the technical challenges are considerable.
MobileX, an MVNO on the Verizon network, will commercially launch its services in the next week or two. 'It really is a game changer,' said the company's founder.
Our editor finds a freshly updated POWDER testbed in Utah, where industry vendors and academic researchers are getting an early start investigating the tech challenges awaiting us beyond 5G.
The editors discuss discuss Juniper's software-centric strategy, the continued pay-TV subscription decline, Netflix's crackdown on password sharing, Gigi Sohn's FCC nomination and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KKR puts in a bid for TIM's fixed-line network; Deutsche Telekom completes GD Towers sale; Nokia adds backbone to Africa.
Juniper's enterprise business grew 32% year-over-year in Q4, and the cloud business increased more than 14%. But the oft-struggling service provider segment declined 8%.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT goes down the sewers; SPL attracts Indonesian investment; Three UK migrates data with Amdocs.
The acceleration of revenues from Comcast comes as the operator preps its HFC network for DOCSIS 4.0. But analysts view Charter as the 'real prize' Harmonic has yet to capture.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange France has new CEO; KPN, Tele2 earnings; Vodafone and Ericsson trial VoNR over 5G SA in Oman.
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Calix execs said over 90% of Q4 bookings comprised platform and managed services as it pursues a 'land and expand' strategy.
Should telecom operators leverage the public cloud? Billions of dollars hang on the answer to that question as the private networking opportunity lights a fire under both sides.
The Year of the Rabbit promises more cloud-driven growth.
The editors contemplate the state of decentralized wireless, the future of the Affordable Connectivity Program and why Netflix with ads is irritating.
The software giant rumored to be planning a major AI investment will cut 5% of its workforce by March, said Satya Nadella.
Harmonic has had 'a couple of conversations' about expanding the scope of the company's cloud-powered CableOS platform, said Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman.
The managed service provider is launching a new point of presence in Portland and has emerged from nearly $3 billion in debt plus Chapter 11 cases.
Mobi will use a cloud-native mobile core from startup WG2 - hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud - to launch a nationwide MVNO service on T-Mobile's network. And it's building a CBRS network too.
In this cloud roundup, IDC predicts enterprise application growth to reach $385 billion in 2026, Microsoft acquires Fungible, GCX and Nordic team on data center growth, and Windstream updates a unified communications platform with AWS.
Jeff Baumgartner, Mike Dano, Nicole Ferraro, Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser join this week's roundup to discuss what's up in pay-TV, mobile, broadband mapping, the cloud... and offbeat coffee mugs.
As senior VP of technology and product development, Srini Kalapala is getting ready to move 5G network slicing from Verizon's lab into the real world.
Wi-Fi management systems that monitor and optimize individual access points and extenders 'is not enough,' says Airties CEO and CTO Metin Taskin. 'We are going all the way to the application experience.'
Consultancy finds a 'fear factor' among telco execs of not being able to respond sufficiently to customers' pricing needs in era of high inflation and cost-of-living crisis.
The arrival of a new and supremely articulate chatbot is a worry for anyone whose job involves the written word, including many in the telecom sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange announces its first European solar farm; HERE gets brand-specific; Virgin Media puts on its legwarmers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson exits something; Meta and Apple fined for personalized ads shenanigans; Olivetti feels the Benefit.
Smartphone addiction is now a global menace, but cooking your device alongside the roast veg is not recommended as a way out.
Huawei halts revenue decline and says the future is green and digital.
5G subs up but not profits, an underwater volcano cuts off Tonga and major embarrassments for KDDI and Optus.