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American Tower and IBM take sustainability from the cloud to the edge
LRTV Interviews | 6/1/2023

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.

Exploring cable's urge to converge
LRTV Interviews | 5/31/2023

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.

AWS is on a mission to port open RAN to Arm and end x86 monopoly
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.

Omdia's Fernando Montenegro on the democratization of generative AI in cybersecurity
LRTV Interviews | 5/30/2023

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.

Nvidia 'superchip' for Softbank strikes at Intel, boosts Arm in open RAN
News Analysis | 5/30/2023

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.

The Notebook Dump: Banks, broadband, Big 5G
LRTV Interviews | 5/26/2023

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.

BT's Division X bets on giant touchscreen in a container
News Analysis | 5/25/2023

Still alive and kicking, the special ops bit of UK telecom incumbent BT is launching a set of immersive experiences for schools and businesses.

HPE and Ampere take aim at Intel with vision of Arm-based open RAN server
News Analysis | 5/25/2023

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: The cloud is as transformational as it is buzzy
LRTV Interviews | 5/24/2023

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.

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar seeks new networking breakthroughs
CxO Spotlight | 5/24/2023

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 on AI for UX
LRTV Interviews | 5/23/2023

Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark discusses industry progress around AI and how service providers can use it to improve user experience.

Verizon's Debika Bhattacharya on the endless possibilities for generative AI
LRTV Interviews | 5/22/2023

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.

Dish's networks boss on Intel alternatives and why SI is a breeze
News Analysis | 5/22/2023

Marc Rouanne defends his technology choices and eyes an operationally efficient network future once Dish Network's buildout is complete.

Eurobites: Irish watchdog slaps €1.2B fine on Meta for user data fails
News Analysis | 5/22/2023

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 prepares a 5G platform for developers
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2023

Paradise Mobile CEO Sam Tabbara said the company will kick off the next step in its broad strategy: opening operations to developers.

MetTel's Ed Fox: Finding 5G growth with FWA, in-building connectivity
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2023

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).

Price war looms as Tencent, China Mobile slash cloud charges
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

With Tencent and China Mobile joining market leader Alibaba in slashing prices, the China cloud market looks set to enter a brutal price war.

IBM's new watsonx gets generative AI boost
News Analysis | 5/10/2023

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.

Intel's CPU decline may portend its RAN fate
News Analysis | 5/10/2023

Big drops in Intel's share of core markets could presage similar problems in virtual radio access networks as the industry looks for alternatives.

Ericsson and Nokia go opposite ways on open RAN
News Analysis | 5/5/2023

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.

After hefty cuts, AI puts thousands more telco jobs on the line
Morris Lore | 5/3/2023

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.

Juniper's backlog diminishes as orders decline
News Analysis | 4/27/2023

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.

Eurobites: Ericsson brings Dell into its cloud RAN club
News Analysis | 4/27/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex has a towering Q1; Vodafone, RingCentral upgrade UC offering; more broadband brickbats for Shell Energy.

Red Hat reduces headcount by 800 employees
News Analysis | 4/25/2023

Raleigh-based open source company Red Hat reduced its workforce by nearly 800 employees on Monday.

Eurobites: EE takes 4G to Loch Ness
News Analysis | 4/19/2023

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.

Eurobites: Europeans open their doors to smart-home systems
News Analysis | 4/18/2023

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.

Enter now: The 2023 Light Reading Leading Lights awards
The Philter | 4/17/2023

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.

Eurobites: European Commission casts doubt on Broadcom-VMware deal
News Analysis | 4/13/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy gives ChatGPT an ultimatum; Blik expands; Cellnex goes with Synamedia; TIM's new incubator.

BT Division X boss says he's fighting an 'existential threat'
News Analysis | 4/13/2023

Tasked with finding new growth opportunities, Marc Overton arguably has the hardest job at the UK telecom incumbent.

Ciena splashes into metro routing market with WaveRouter
News Analysis | 4/12/2023

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.

UK raises alarm over AWS, Microsoft cloud dominance
News Analysis | 4/5/2023

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.

Intel bets on outmuscling Arm in the RAN
News Analysis | 4/4/2023

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 on application and data demands at the edge
CxO Spotlight | 4/4/2023

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.

Eurobites: UK tries to nail AI jelly to the wall
News Analysis | 3/29/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AI axes jobs; VMO2 does pay-per-view deal with DAZN; more mid-contract price-rise mayhem.

EU presses on with plans to get more use out of data
News Analysis | 3/29/2023

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.

NaaS startup Graphiant grabs $62M in funding
News Analysis | 3/28/2023

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.'

Here's why Paradise Mobile chose AWS for its 5G cloud
News Analysis | 3/28/2023

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.

Eurobites: BT explores '$500M opportunity' with AWS
News Analysis | 3/28/2023

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's Shah talks open RAN, accelerators and the cloud
News Analysis | 3/23/2023

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.

Eurobites: EU wants less replacing, more repairing
News Analysis | 3/23/2023

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.

The virtual RAN benefits are as clear as mud, unless you're Intel
News Analysis | 3/21/2023

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.

Harmonic bags Charter for virtual CMTS
News Analysis | 3/21/2023

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.

Eurobites: Virgin Media O2 in takeover talks with CityFibre – report
News Analysis | 3/20/2023

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.

Dell'Oro's Sameh Boujelbene: AI is changing data center hardware
LRTV Interviews | 3/17/2023

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.

Investors remain cool on open RAN, and it's no wonder
News Analysis | 3/16/2023

The telco championing of open RAN has not been matched by support for new entrants.

Eurobites: Proximus taps Google for 'sovereign cloud' in Belgium and Luxembourg
News Analysis | 3/15/2023

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.

Getting to know the how – and the why – of the telecom cloud
DanoVision | 3/13/2023

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?

Dell to jump into vRAN market this year
News Analysis | 3/10/2023

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.

New company seeks to help tribes with broadband mapping, BEAD prep
News Analysis | 3/7/2023

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 Mansfield touts midband 5G, but downplays standalone 5G
News Analysis | 3/7/2023

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.

Eurobites: Is it Germany's turn to ban Huawei and ZTE?
News Analysis | 3/7/2023

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?

MWC: Humanity Blinked
Guest Perspectives | 3/6/2023

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.

Telcos risk paying a heavy price for the cloud
News Analysis | 3/6/2023

As public-cloud giants advance into the world of network functions, operators face some difficult choices about which hosts to use.

Eurobites: CDP-Macquarie comes in with bid for TIM's fixed infrastructure
News Analysis | 3/6/2023

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.

Did AWS win MWC23?
The Philter | 3/3/2023

AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud at MWC23 represents a continued evolution in how the telco industry sees itself and the future of its networks.

MWC party goes on amid the rubble of telecom
Morris Lore | 3/3/2023

The show goes on, attracting its highest number of visitors since before the pandemic, but the industry is in bad shape.

MWC recap: Google, Microsoft and Oracle diverge on network functions
LRTV Interviews | 3/2/2023

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 takes a non-threatening stance in pursuit of telecom
News Analysis | 3/1/2023

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.

At MWC, the herding of cats continues
DanoVision | 2/28/2023

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.

Eurobites: DT and Microsoft trial private networks collaboration with pharma
News Analysis | 2/28/2023

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's 5G gambit still stuck in neutral
News Analysis | 2/23/2023

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.

Eurobites: European smartphone market down 24% in 2022 – study
News Analysis | 2/22/2023

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.

Cox expands push into private networks market
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

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 deepens product set for public, private networks
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

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.

Eurobites: Zain cooks up 'national cloud' with Microsoft
News Analysis | 2/20/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: reports of Ericsson job cuts; Nokia adds to analytics offerings; Ofcom updates on UK fiber.

Energy efficiency in the cloud native 5G core
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/15/2023

Heavy Reading's 5G Core Networks Operator Survey identifies leading initiatives to reduce energy consumption.

Extreme CEO: Leading with software to win retail, stadium deals
CxO Spotlight | 2/14/2023

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.

How Cisco converged T-Mobile's 5G and 4G cores
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

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.

Paradise Mobile's CEO promises world's fastest, most advanced 5G network
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

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.

The Divide: Calix CEO Michael Weening on enabling the broadband disruptors
CxO Spotlight | 2/14/2023

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.

New tool arms states with data they need for BEAD
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

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.

Vodafone UK starts 'risky' shift to 5G standalone
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

The UK operator cannot afford to sit back and wait, says its chief network officer, but the technical challenges are considerable.

After delays and setbacks, MobileX launch is imminent
News Analysis | 2/6/2023

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.

POWDER: Open for 5G and whatever's next
News Analysis | 2/3/2023

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 Notebook Dump: Juniper's software shift, Sohn saga, Oregon Trail treachery
LRTV Interviews | 2/3/2023

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.

Eurobites: EU on course to miss gigabit target, says ETNO
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

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 bullish on cloud, enterprise despite cracks in supply chain
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

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%.

Eurobites: EE takes 5G underground
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT goes down the sewers; SPL attracts Indonesian investment; Three UK migrates data with Amdocs.

Comcast drove 48% of Harmonic's revenue in Q4
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

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.

Eurobites: BT floats 'legacy' applications up to the cloud
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

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.

Convergence: Bringing networks together while the world tries to keep them apart
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/31/2023

Carriers understand that adopting strong service assurance in the complex partner ecosystem of today's networks requires service assurance solutions that are well-integrated with other systems and can deal with proprietary and open source standards and open APIs. #sponsored

Calix transformation to a platform company complete, say execs
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

Calix execs said over 90% of Q4 bookings comprised platform and managed services as it pursues a 'land and expand' strategy.

Brace for the collision between telecom, public cloud
DanoVision | 1/24/2023

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.

Chinese telcos relish their new role at core of digital economy
News Analysis | 1/24/2023

The Year of the Rabbit promises more cloud-driven growth.

The Notebook Dump: DeWi pushes forward, ACP needs funds, Netflix with ads is 'meh'
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2023

The editors contemplate the state of decentralized wireless, the future of the Affordable Connectivity Program and why Netflix with ads is irritating.

Microsoft CEO gushes about AI as he prepares to ax 10,000 jobs
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

The software giant rumored to be planning a major AI investment will cut 5% of its workforce by March, said Satya Nadella.

Harmonic open to opening up 'CableOS' to outside developers
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

Harmonic has had 'a couple of conversations' about expanding the scope of the company's cloud-powered CableOS platform, said Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman.

GTT adds PoP, new logo and exits Chapter 11 cases
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

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 in Hawaii to go nationwide with new cloud-based mobile core
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

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.

Cloud roundup: Microsoft acquires startup Fungible
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

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.

The Notebook Dump: DirecTV layoffs, T-Mobile may want Mint Mobile, FCC map challenges
LRTV Interviews | 1/13/2023

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.

Verizon's product development chief prepares for network slicing
News Analysis | 1/11/2023

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.

Airties CEO makes the case for managed, monitored Wi-Fi
CxO Spotlight | 1/10/2023

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.'

EY: Pricing missteps biggest risk facing telcos in 2023
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

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.

ChatGPT prompts excitement and fear about the AI future
Morris Lore | 1/9/2023

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.

Eurobites: Get on Deutsche Telekom's public cloud, says EU
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange announces its first European solar farm; HERE gets brand-specific; Virgin Media puts on its legwarmers.

Eurobites: Nokia appoints new head of Europe
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson exits something; Meta and Apple fined for personalized ads shenanigans; Olivetti feels the Benefit.

iPhone cold turkey for Christmas
Morris Lore | 1/3/2023

Smartphone addiction is now a global menace, but cooking your device alongside the roast veg is not recommended as a way out.

Huawei back to business as usual, says co-chair
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Huawei halts revenue decline and says the future is green and digital.

Asia 2022: Tech war, more tower sales and 5G
News Analysis | 12/27/2022

5G subs up but not profits, an underwater volcano cuts off Tonga and major embarrassments for KDDI and Optus.

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