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Koley Quits as Juniper's CTO
News Analysis | 11/28/2019

Bikash Koley has tendered his resignation and will leave at the start of 2020, with his seat reportedly set to be filled by another former Google technologist.

Telefónica's €2B growth plan fails to excite
Morris Lore | 11/28/2019

In its latest round of restructuring, the Spanish operator is setting up a Tech business with ambitious targets. Investors may feel they have been here before.

VMware Sees Green With Carbon Black Buy
News Analysis | 11/27/2019

With Carbon Black now firmly in the fold, VMware says its aggregate security segment will represent about $1 billion of business this year.

Telefónica unveils major new strategy, identifies €2B in new revenues
News Analysis | 11/27/2019

Spanish giant has unveiled a new five-point plan that includes spinning off much of its Latin American assets and a go-to-market strategy that the operator believes can generate €2 billion in new revenues by 2022.

MEF19: Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on SD-WAN Adoption
LRTV Interviews | 11/27/2019

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses new SD-WAN research he presented at MEF19 in Los Angeles, and why it's significant that cloud providers aren't part of MEF (yet).

CableLabs Mothballs Its Startup Incubator
News Analysis | 11/26/2019

After a three-year run, the R&D organization has halted its 'Fiterator' program for startups amid bigger changes underway at CableLabs's UpRamp unit.

Netrounds Joins Rakuten's Vendor Roster
News Analysis | 11/26/2019

Swedish network assurance specialist selected by high-profile greenfield Japanese network operator Rakuten Mobile.

MEF19: Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark on SD-WAN & the Edge
LRTV Interviews | 11/26/2019

Edge computing, 5G and the cloud are drivers of and enablers of multivendor SD-WAN services, said Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark, in a discussion about the progress of SD-WAN standardization.

MediaKind CTO: Adding Agility Will Shorten 'Feedback Loop' With Customers
CxO Spotlight | 11/22/2019

Allen Broome says initiatives are underway to extend the Agile model and form a tighter integration bond with customers that, in turn, will accelerate the development and debut of new features and capabilities.

Should SD-WAN Providers Let Enterprises Drive?
News Analysis | 11/22/2019

Many enterprise customers want to operate their own SD-WAN, but they risk driving into a ditch.

Japan's NTT Hires BearingPoint to Fix BSS Shortcomings
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

The operator says the European platform provider comes with several attractive qualities that could provide a spur in the enterprise sector.

How Is Telco Transformation Like Soylent Green?
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

It's all about the people.

MEF19 Day 2: Are Cloudy Times on the Horizon?
LRTV Documentaries | 11/21/2019

On Day 2 of MEF19, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights how MEF's carrier members are early adopters in SD-WAN. Meanwhile, Perrin, along with Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clarke discuss the implications of bringing cloud computing providers into the MEF ecosystem.

Microsoft's Ortega: Office 365 Drives SD-WAN Demand
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

Microsoft honcho says Office 365 transformed enterprise networks. Bold claim – but partly true.

MEF19: Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari on Hybrid Cloud & Security Trends for SD-WAN
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2019

The managed SD-WAN market is also predicted to exceed $6.5 billion by 2023 – a massive leap for such a new technology, says Honnachari.

Comcast's Victor: SD-WAN Faces 'Baskin-Robbins Problem'
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

Enterprise customers struggle with too many SD-WAN choices, says Robert Victor, Comcast Business SVP of product management.

Vodafone puts its faith in Google Cloud for big data analytics
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

The web giant's AI, analytics and cloud deal with Vodafone continues a trend of operators turning to the major cloud platform players for scale and flexibility.

MEF19 Day 1: Standards, Innovation & Skim Milk
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2019

Our MEF19 coverage simmers with more food analogies as Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey recap the show activity around LSO APIs and how carriers are using blockchain to speed up settlements.

What Is the Biggest Threat to Today's Major Telecom Equipment Vendors?
Shades of Ray | 11/19/2019

This is just one of the key questions the Light Reading team is pondering as we head into 2020.

China Mobile Goes Big on 5G Cloud
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

The Chinese telco has revealed further details of its 5G enterprise strategy, and there is heavy emphasis on the cloud.

Aryaka Expands Its SD-WAN Arsenal
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

SD-WAN specialist launches suite of 'SmartServices' and introduces a regional connectivity option to complement its global network.

Google Cloud offers 'intelligence' for virtual networks
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

Google rolls out Network Intelligence Center to help operators optimize virtual networks.

Podcast: Nuage CEO on the Market Impact of MEF's SD-WAN Standards
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/18/2019

Light Reading's podcast features guest Sunil Khandekar, who examines where the SD-WAN market might be headed in 2020, as well as the potential impact of standards on the market.

Eurobites: Nokia Puts Its Network Functions on Amazon's Cloud
News Analysis | 11/18/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI releases security specs; Virgin Media reacts to Labour's broadband plan; BT introduces the 5G ambulance.

Eurobites: Orange Eyes Towers Spin-Off – Report
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia expands with VMware; TalkTalk boost profits; BT lands sports rights.

Axiata Calls On TIP to Fix Telco Cost Problem
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

One of the developing world's biggest operators runs up data service losses in Malaysia and is looking to the Facebook-led initiative for help.

Frequent telco buyer GTT: It's all about networking, not infrastructure
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

After buying several telcos, GTT looks to offload 'non-strategic' assets as it aims to provide networking services to large and multinational clients.

Charter syncs up with Plume for smart home management
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

MSO is powering a new Advanced In-Home WiFi with OpenSync as it pushes ahead with a plan to develop a broader smart home product and ecosystem.

Meet the Execs Tapped to Build & Sell Dish's 5G Network
CxO Spotlight | 11/11/2019

Dish Network hired Marc Rouanne (of Nokia) and Stephen Bye (of Sprint) to build and sell its planned 5G network. Here's what they have to say about that.

Telecom Italia targets €1B in cloud sales with Google tie-up
News Analysis | 11/11/2019

Can the ageing Italian operator and young American Internet giant find success at the edge of the network?

Telecom Italia strikes edge alliance with Google as sales slide
News Analysis | 11/8/2019

The Italian phone incumbent announced a strategic alliance with Google on the development of edge computing services as it reported a further dip in sales.

Edge Computing Mini Data Centers Are Rolling Out for Real. What's Next?
News Analysis | 11/8/2019

Companies including EdgeMicro and Vapor IO have are building real, live, commercial mini data centers for edge computing. But what happens next is anyone's guess.

Survey: Security Tops Benefits of SD-WAN Managed Services
News Analysis | 11/7/2019

Over 60% of 121 survey respondents listed 'better security' as a primary driver for managed SD-WAN services.

Digital Realty Defies Data Gravity
News Analysis | 11/7/2019

Digital Realty is launching a global data center architecture to help enterprises move data anywhere in the world.

Verizon's Cantor on Multi-Tenant uCPE
LRTV Interviews | 11/5/2019

Verizon's Oliver Cantor says enterprise customers are looking to run their own applications on the universal CPE servers that house the operator's virtual network functions.

VMware Unveils 'Project Maestro' to Speed Network Virtualization
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.

China Mobile Hits Pause on Silicon Valley Data Center
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

The Chinese operator has encountered new roadblocks in the US market.

Arista Tackles Cloud Networking
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

Arista takes its turn trying to make deploying networks as fast and easy as rolling out cloud applications.

Startup Volterra Takes On VMware, Red Hat With Its Multi-Cloud Pitch
News Analysis | 11/4/2019

Volterra has $50 million funding in its pocket and a platform designed to enable operators and enterprises to deploy applications and network services across multi-cloud environments.

Arista Falls & Suggests Facebook Dropped the Banana Peel
News Analysis | 11/1/2019

Arista's stock was down 25% Friday as it warned of a spending hiatus by a 'cloud titan' – apparently Facebook.

The MWC Los Angeles Recap 2019 Podcast
The Philter | 11/1/2019

What did our analyst colleagues and fellow editors think of all the big booths, meetings and crowded corridors?

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