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Protecting Enterprises From State-Sponsored Hackers
Column | 6/28/2019

Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.

Edge Gravity aims for hyper-scale
CxO Spotlight | 6/28/2019

Ericsson's distributed edge cloud unit is on a path to connect to 'multiple hundreds' of service provider partners in the coming months, new CEO Kyle Okamoto says.

Podcast Interview: IT & Telco Vet Bill Walker
The Philter | 6/28/2019

Business disruption, telco transformation and big-league bowling. Crack open a cold one and listen to our podcast chat with former CenturyLink explainer-of-things Bill Walker.

Extreme to Buy Cloud WiFi Pioneer Aerohive for $210 Million
News Analysis | 6/26/2019

Extreme grabs Aerohive for cloud WLAN and SD-Branch skills.

Cybereason details operation soft cell: A telco security disaster
News Analysis | 6/25/2019

Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.

Telcos: Security Is Not In Your DNA
Column | 6/25/2019

Telcos are in denial if they think they are security experts, says outspoken industry analyst Patrick Donegan.

Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
The Philter | 6/25/2019

Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.

Former Verizon Exec Takes Helm of Ericsson's Edge Gravity
News Analysis | 6/21/2019

Kyle Okamoto starts as Edge Gravity's CEO on June 24, taking over a slot previously held by Marcus Bergström.

Crunch Time for the Edge
News Analysis | 6/21/2019

Edge computing looks to be an essential piece of the 5G puzzle but it's going to take a long time to slot into place, as MobiledgeX is finding out.

5G Could Usher in New Era of Mobile Cloud
Column | 6/21/2019

Telecom operators need to take control of the customer experience to really benefit from 5G.

Tech Specs Groups to US Commerce Dept: 'Give Us Clarity on Huawei'
News Analysis | 6/20/2019

Twenty-six technical specs and standards bodies, including the Ethernet Alliance and the Broadband Forum, have written to the US Dept. of Commerce seeking clarity on whether they can still engage with Huawei whilst the 'Entity List' ruling is in place.

Huawei Cuts Sales Forecast as US Blacklist Bites
News Analysis | 6/17/2019

Huawei's founder says revenues will be lower than previously expected in the short term, due to pressure exerted by the US, but that it will be ready to grow again from 2021.

Walker Walks From CenturyLink
The Philter | 6/14/2019

Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.

Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation
The Philter | 6/14/2019

The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.

Telstra Already in Edge Battle With Web Giants
News Analysis | 6/14/2019

Comments by the Australian operator show the edge is now shaping up to be the next battleground between telcos and Internet companies.

WiCipedia: How Disruption Will Affect Women & Int'l Tech Liberation Has Issues
WiCipedia | 6/14/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Girls in Tech makes biggest fundraising effort yet; Microsoft takes its Women in Cloud initiative on the road; women in developing countries pay the price for tech; and more.

VMware Banks on Data Center Agility With Avi Networks Buy
News Analysis | 6/13/2019

VMware and Avi share multiple customers and they don't expect the combo and subsequent integration to cause much disruption as VMware aims to bring a public cloud experience to the data center.

CSPs Driving Transformation via the Distributed Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/13/2019

The telco distributed cloud model is gaining support among service providers, even ahead of extensive 5G rollouts.

Eurobites: UK Tucks £40M Into 5G Testbed
News Analysis | 6/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK textiles giant chooses Aryaka for SD-WAN; Israel's Pelephone gets with the eSIM program; DSZ Keymile lands UK FTTx gig.

Eurobites: Telefónica Hops on Google's Cloud
News Analysis | 6/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Fortinet combine on Virtual Firewall service; Telia offers comfort to Swedish bus passengers; Orange connects Russian shipping fleet.

Intel Bolsters Data Center Portfolio With Barefoot Acquisition
News Analysis | 6/11/2019

Nick McKeown does it again – his data center switching startup is snapped up by Intel.

Dell Technologies Has a New CTO
News Analysis | 6/10/2019

Ihab Tarazi has left Packet to become CTO of Networking and Solutions at Dell Technologies.

Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.

Eurobites: MegaFon Forms E-Commerce JV With Alibaba
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Norway 5G spectrum auction results; Dutch told to get tough on Huawei; Deutsche Telekom turns on IoT network; Ofcom commits to universal broadband service.

Eurobites: Trump Changes Tune on UK's Use of Huawei (Maybe)
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big guns team up for LTE-M roaming; Cellnex buys rights to 220 BT towers; Macquarie emerges as front-runner for KCOM sale.

Telstra's Chief Executioner Hones His Axe
News Analysis | 6/4/2019

The Australian operator is reportedly slashing 15,000 contractor jobs and 8,000 internal positions as part of its T22 plan to become a more streamlined, 'digital' business.

NTT Challenges Cloud Giants
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

NTT Communications needed additional flexibility and automation to compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

CommScope Takes Aim at Cable Network Virtualization, Low-Latency DOCSIS
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

Following Arris acquisition, CommScope brings new wares and technologies to this week's Anga Com event in Germany.

Cloud Bursts: Another Fine Mesh From Microsoft
News Analysis | 6/2/2019

Also: Palo Alto Networks acquired Twistlock and PureSec, for container and serverless security, respectively; Google connects Australia and Southeast Asia with subsea cable; VMware and Dell report earnings.

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