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BT Taking Cloud to 100 Locations in Edge Shake-Up
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

BT takes a big step toward a more distributed cloud as it prepares for the arrival of new edge services.

Eurobites: Orange Invests €3M in DevOps Startup
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange tackles fake news; Liquid Telecom Kenya chooses Nokia for OTN/DWDM upgrade; Trondheim intends to be a 5G early adopter.

Will 5G Cure Juniper's Telco Flu?
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

Juniper hopes 5G capex investment will soothe its financial aches and pains.

Telstra Preps Service Catalog in Bid to Be Telco AWS
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

Telstra wants to reinvent itself as an AWS of the telco world, and is calling on vendors to be more supportive.

EdgeConneX: We're not for sale and we're doing just fine
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

EdgeConneX said it's seeing growing demand for edge computing from 5G and IoT. And the company isn't alone. Players ranging from Google to Equinix to Vapor IO are eyeing how best they will play at the edge.

Eurobites: EU Sets Out Its 5G Security Stall
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT and ADVA make quantum leap; Openet rings Canada's Bell; T-Mobile Austria activates 5G.

Cisco Launches Decibel to Make Some Early-Stage Startup Noise
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

Decibel will invest in very young enterprise startups, to help 30-year-old Cisco stay fresh.

Oracle Swings the Layoffs Axe
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

Oracle is cutting up to 14,000 people, 10% of its staff, according to reports. While the company says the layoffs are part of the shift to the cloud, cloud staff are among those feeling the axe's edge.

Enghouse Puts Up $42.1M for Video Tech Specialist Espial
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

Deal follows recent M&A wave in the tough global video and pay-TV market.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cloud Gaming, UK Infrastructure & Huawei
LRTV Documentaries | 3/26/2019

This week: Jamie, Scott and Ray chew over Google's new cloud gaming venture, UK infrastructure developments and, yes, Huawei...

Cloud Usage Drives Red Hat Revenue Growth
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

Red Hat reports fourth-quarter revenue $879 million, up 14% year-over-year, with fiscal 2019 revenue at $3.4 billion, up 15%, crediting growth to enterprise migration to hybrid cloud.

Juniper's $405M Mist Buy: AI, WiFi, Management & More
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

Though Mist Systems provides managed WiFi, Juniper said the company stands out by delivering network simplification and automation to enterprises and service providers.

Cox Developing Version of Comcast's 'Flex' Streaming Product
News Analysis | 3/22/2019

Cox, an X1 syndication partner, says it expects to debut its new streaming product for broadband-only customers in the next couple of months.

Ready Player Stadia: Google's Gaming Platform a Scary Prospect for Telcos
Morris Lore | 3/21/2019

Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.

Orange's Duriez: 5G Will Multiply Opportunities for SD-WAN
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

In addition to potentially increasing SD-WAN adoption, 5G could enable new use cases such as a network slice dedicated to SD-WAN.

An Extra Week to Enter the Leading Lights
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

You begged... we caved.

Infovista Fights to Be Heard in SD-WAN Crowd
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

Infovista refreshes its Ipanema SD-WAN. But can the underdog defeat giant incumbents like VMware and Cisco?

F5 Targets the Telco Cloud With $670M NGINX Deal
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

The acquisition beefs up F5's support for containers, multi-cloud application delivery and open source software.

Next Stop for Versa Networks – Europe
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

The SD-WAN specialist has a healthy bed of customers and partners but has yet to make a significant impact in Europe. It's looking to change that.

Eurobites: US Tries to Strong-Arm UK Over 5G (Again)
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson brings home the Danish 5G bacon at TDC; Orange migrates long-distance network, with a Nokia assist; Salisbury fibers up.

Carriers Shouldn't Panic About Facebook's Wholesale Fiber Service – Yet
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

Facebook's new Middle Mile Infrastructure, providing fiber bandwidth to local and regional telcos, could threaten incumbents. But it's still early days yet.

Eurobites: UKCloud Draws £25M Investment From Cisco-Linked Digital Alpha
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in dodgy supplier-haircut fund; Openet CTO joins Matrixx; Vivendi wants probe into Elliott's governance at TIM.

Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
News Analysis | 3/15/2019

Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.

Fantastic BSS beasts and how Openet can tame them
News Analysis | 3/15/2019

After a turbulent 2018, the Irish BSS company is looking to challenge Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in their own backyard.

AT&T's Pacewicz: 'We See the Cloud Fragmenting Again'
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

AT&T Business Chief Product Officer Roman Pacewicz describes how edge computing, 5G and network virtualization are required for next-generation applications that can deliver new business opportunities for the operator.

SKT Boasts 60% Cut in Latency With Edge Platform Move
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

Reduction in data request delays could lead to new service opportunities for companies in South Korea.

F5 Denies $670M NGINX Buy Was a Defensive Move
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

F5 scooped up NGINX to keep it out of competitor Citrix's hands, reckon Piper Jaffray analysts, but F5 says that just ain't so.

Can RingCentral Stay Ahead of the UCaaS Chasing Pack?
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

Its sales growth and stock market performance are an investor's dream, but new challenges are emerging in the fast-changing UCaaS market.

Vodafone & IBM Spurn 'Clunky Handoffs' for Enterprise Partnership
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

Cloud and connectivity are becoming two sides of the same business – a trend the telco and enterprise IT provider are looking to capitalize on.

Surf, Try, Then Buy: Verizon, Deloitte Connect Online & In-Store Shopping
LRTV Documentaries | 3/12/2019

As 5G and foldable phones come to market, browsing online and then trying stuff out in a store might become an even more critical way to buy new technology. Deloitte Consulting's Julie Miller and Verizon's John Walker explain why.

MediaKind Tries to Do More With Mediaroom
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

Telefonica Brazil becomes latest Mediaroom partner to integrate Netflix at the set-top box and extend a technology bridge to MediaKind's newer, cloud-powered MediaFirst platform.

VMware Sets Sail as a Telco Cloud 'Great Power'
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

Following deals with AT&T and Vodafone and hardware partnerships, VMware is emerging as a leading telco cloud vendor.

MWC19: Telecoms Is Back, Thanks to 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/11/2019

Alan Carlton, managing director and VP at InterDigital Europe, believes "Telecoms is back!" as 5G graduates from vision to real products and experiences and enterprises probe into what 5G and IoT will mean to them.

Nvidia Buying Mellanox for $6.9B
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

Intel and Xilinx had also been linked with bids for the Ethernet and InfiniBand switching components giant.

Microsoft: 5G's Killer App 'Is Staring Telcos in the Face'
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

Microsoft sees pervasive connectivity as the killer app for 5G – and Microsoft's golden ticket to becoming a major telco vendor.

Telco Cloud & 5G: Two Sides of the Same Coin
LRTV Interviews | 3/6/2019

Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Kelsey Ziser discuss how the telco cloud will be impacted by 5G deployments and vice versa.

Huawei Seeks European Allies for 'Long' Fight With US
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

The embattled Chinese equipment maker is gearing up for a major offensive against its US enemies and recruiting Europeans to its cause.

Vonage Boosts Sales Productivity With AI Assist
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

Vonage focuses its salespeople on activities that matter, with assist from tools from Google, Salesforce, Prodoscore and Vonage's own cloud platform.

MWC19: A soft embrace for the public cloud
Shades of Ray | 3/5/2019

The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.

Dish Network Aspires to Be America's Rakuten in 5G
DanoVision | 3/5/2019

Despite analyst skepticism, Dish executives continue to argue that the company will be able to make a splash with a new, nationwide 5G network. And Japan's Rakuten appears to offer some evidence to support those claims.

Patriarchy Chicken & New Edge Services Take Flight at MWC19
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2019

BARCELONA – MWC19 – Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Kelsey Ziser discuss AT&T and Microsoft Azure's partnership on network edge compute (NEC) services and Telefonica's collaboration with Azure on cloud partnerships to the edge.

Comcast Buys AI-Powered Cybersecurity Services Company
News Analysis | 3/4/2019

BluVector, a 2017 spin-off of Northrop Grumman, provides network security products and platforms to midsized and large organizations, including government agencies.

MWC19: 5G Gets Industrial, Musical & Far Out
Slide Shows | 3/4/2019

With a few snapshots and snappy captions, we've breezed through some of the big themes at MWC19, and tried to call attention to some of the more impressive displays of technology and showmanship in Barcelona.

Podcast: Let's Not Talk About 5G at MWC19
LRTV Documentaries | 3/1/2019

The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.

5G Is Here… Or It Was, Briefly, in Barca
Morris Lore | 3/1/2019

After much grunting and heaving, the industry gives birth to 5G at this year's MWC. It may be some time before it grows up.

Orange Business Services CEO Talks Cloud Trends, Security
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2019

At MWC19, Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger discusses trends in cloud services, SD-WAN, security and more.

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