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VMware Powers Up Cloud Provider Tools
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware adds additional automation and management for its toolset to allow service providers to offer multicloud services to enterprise customers.
VMware Splashes $4.8B on Strategic Acquisitions
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware is bolstering its developer support and security capabilities with the acquisitions of Pivotal Software and Carbon Black.
Eurobites: Nokia Hires Ericsson Insider
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tweaks top table; silly job titles just got sillier; Drei Austria schutz the Internet.

Guavus Takes Jio's Big Data Challenge
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.
MEF Seeks to End SD-WAN Confusion
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8/21/2019  |  2 comments
The MEF 70 standard looks to clarify the definition of SD-WAN and pave the way for carrier interoperability, certification and faster deployment times for SD-WAN services.
Podcast: SES Networks Takes ONAP Sky-High
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8/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.
Light Reading Packs Double Wallop at Cable-Tec Expo
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8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.
VMware to Acquire Veriflow for Network Monitoring
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8/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Another acquisition in a summer of deals to beef up VMware's networking toolkit.
Cisco Lays Off 488
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8/16/2019  |  Post a comment
The company seems to be making adjustments in the face of a disappointing quarterly projection; in addition to the layoffs it's also hiring, and shut down development in an emerging cable data networking technology.
Orange's Isch on Keeping SD-WAN Secure & Simple
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8/15/2019  |  Post a comment
In a recent podcast with Light Reading, John Isch discusses how Orange 'co-innovates' with SD-WAN customers, and shares several case studies on what this process looks like by describing collaborations with its SD-WAN customers Siemens and Sony.
Dell Flying to 5G Cloud on AT&T-Led 'Airship'
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8/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Dell is working with AT&T to bring hardware automation to the Airship open source cloud provisioning project.
Cisco Sees 'Major Point of Weakness' in Service Provider Business
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8/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's service provider business declined steeply in its most recent quarter. And Cisco isn't expecting a comeback soon, as 5G profits aren't in the near term for telcos, CEO Chuck Robbins says.
Eurobites: Vodafone Launches 5G in Ireland
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8/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Drei and ZTE fire up 5G in Austria; 5G mmWave network to be tested in Moscow; UK MVNO targets those with hearing loss.
CenturyLink Bids to Bring 5 Msec Latency to 98% of US Enterprises
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
With a relatively small investment of 'several hundred million' dollars, CenturyLink plans to bring a fiber network with 5 msec latency to 98% of US enterprises – ideal for emerging categories of edge workloads.
Reliance Jio & Microsoft Launch 'Comprehensive' 10-Year Cloud Team-Up
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The telco giant and Microsoft are joining forces to bring cloud services to India, and Reliance Jio will also build data centers for Microsoft on that subcontinent.
CenturyLink Drops 'Several Hundred Million' Dollars on Edge
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8/12/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is building out more than 100 initial edge compute locations across the US and providing hybrid cloud and managed services.
Japan's Rakuten Mobile to Avoid Grand Entrance in October
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8/9/2019  |  1 comment
It has made a noise about its revolutionary network approach, but the Japanese company will make a low-key entry into the mobile market in October.
CenturyLink: We're Testing Edge Computing With Customers Now
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8/8/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is testing edge computing technologies with customers today, according to the company's CEO. And he promised additional announcements on the topic 'in the coming weeks.'
CommScope Eliminates COO Slot as Arris Biz Struggles
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8/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Departure of long-time Arris exec Bruce McClelland comes about four months after acquisition and as the unit grapples with an expected temporary decline in cable operator capital spending.
VMware Looks to Startup Acquisitions for Telco Cloudification
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8/8/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware's been shopping this summer, buying three cloud and networking startups that will bolster its telco strategy.
Bell Canada's Ely: Market Demands Scalable, Co-Managed SD-WAN
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8/7/2019  |  Post a comment
As 5G takes off, service providers must plan ahead for its impact on SD-WAN. In addition, Ely says growing demand for 'co-managed' SD-WAN services creates challenges around scalability.
SES Takes ONAP to the Final Frontier
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8/6/2019  |  Post a comment
SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.
For Arista, Service Providers Are #5
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8/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Service providers rank in fifth place for vertical markets served by the switch powerhouse. Number one? The hypercloud guys.
A10 Networks Is in Trouble: Company for Sale, CEO Leaving
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8/1/2019  |  1 comment
A10 Networks, which is struggling to develop a 5G, network security and analytics strategy, is now up for sale. And the founder and CEO is on his way out.
For Equinix, Interconnect Outpaces Colo
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Equinix racked up its 66th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and saw its interconnect business grow significantly faster than colo.
Juniper Debuts Security That Won't Slow You Down
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Juniper is integrating security into its high-performance MX routers and cSRX containerized firewall, to fit 5G and edge applications.
Big Blue Turns Red for Multicloud
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8/1/2019  |  1 comment
IBM reveals details of how it's using Red Hat software as the foundation for its multicloud strategy, following its $34 billion Red Hat acquisition.
This Is Dish's 6-Step Plan for 5G
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7/31/2019  |  2 comments
Dish Network is hoping to enter the wireless industry as a disruptive MVNO while it builds a 5G network. But what exactly are the company's plans?
Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
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7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.
Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN
The Philter  | 
7/30/2019  |  4 comments
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.
Harmonic Sheds More Light on Big 'CableOS' Deal With Comcast
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7/30/2019  |  1 comment
Four-year $175 million enterprise licensing deal covers headend software, with potential to reduce those fees should Comcast opt to buy other products, including nodes and other network hardware, from Harmonic.
VMware Expands to Google Cloud
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7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware scores a hybrid cloud trifecta, bringing its workloads to Google Cloud, following previous deals with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
AT&T's $984M Justice Department Deal Heats Up Rivalry
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7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T nabs multi-year expansive agreement to modernize Justice Department networks, giving CenturyLink and Verizon black eyes.
Comcast Looks Skyward for Success
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7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast sees streaming video opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic, with both its Sky and NBCUniversal units now cooking up content for OTT video.
Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy
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7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.
VMware Snags Uhana for AI-Driven Mobile Network Optimization
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7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Uhana uses deep learning and real-time AI to optimize carrier mobile networks and applications.
Juniper's Still in a Hole, but Climbing Out
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7/26/2019  |  3 comments
Juniper saw quarterly revenues down again year-over-year, but says it remains on track to return to annual growth by the December quarter, just like it's been saying it would all year.
Google's Cloud Business Hits $8B Annually
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7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Google's still got a long way to go to catch up with Amazon Web Services, which brings in more than $8 billion quarterly.
It's Groundhog Day! Explaining AT&T's Microsoft & IBM Deals
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7/25/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T recently cut a big cloud deal with IBM. Then AT&T cut a big cloud deal with Microsoft the next day. That doesn't mean we're caught in a timeloop – the deals are different, and have plenty of unanswered questions.
Standardizing NFV Infrastructure With Bogometry, Dickering & Do-Ocracy
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7/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators gather in Paris for three days of meetings to simplify NFV infrastructure.
BT Taps Canonical OpenStack for Cloud-Native 5G Network
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7/24/2019  |  Post a comment
BT is using Canonical OpenStack on Ubuntu Linux to move its global network to a cloud-native, microservices architecture.
Rogers' Ignite TV Not Yet Taking Off
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite its accelerating rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's cloud-based X1 video platform, Rogers is still seeing video subscriber losses mount.
Arrcus Scores $30M & Takes Network 'Democratization' to the Edge
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Arrcus is extending its architecture from the data center to the edge, using high-density 100G/400G white box networking hardware based on Broadcom Jericho2 processors.
CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.
Verizon Paves Fast Lane to Equinix Data Centers
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon is looking to build shortcuts between enterprises and their assets located in Equinix data centers.
Podcast: Here Are 3 Big Trends in 5G
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
This mini episode of the Light Reading podcast features Ray Le Maistre and Dario Talmesio discussing the big trends shaping the 5G market worldwide, now that so many major operators have launched 5G services.
AT&T & Microsoft Ink 'Extensive' Deal for Cloud, 5G, AI & Edge
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
In an 'extensive, multiyear alliance,' AT&T is moving its non-network applications to Microsoft Azure and its employees to Microsoft 365, while Microsoft gets access to AT&T's network for emerging 5G, AI and edge applications.
5G May Drive Carriers to Share Networks – Like It or Not
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators around the world are eyeing network-sharing deals to deploy 5G. US operators remain decidedly against such a proposition, but they may back into more sharing scenarios in the coming years nonetheless.
Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
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7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.
AT&T & IBM Strike Major Cloud, Networking Alliance
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7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T Business Solutions will migrate its internal applications to the IBM Cloud. IBM, meanwhile, will use AT&T Business as its primary provider of software-defined networking.
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