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?
Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.
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.
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 scores a hybrid cloud trifecta, bringing its workloads to Google Cloud, following previous deals with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
AT&T nabs multi-year expansive agreement to modernize Justice Department networks, giving CenturyLink and Verizon black eyes.
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.
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.
Uhana uses deep learning and real-time AI to optimize carrier mobile networks and applications.
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 still got a long way to go to catch up with Amazon Web Services, which brings in more than $8 billion quarterly.
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.
Operators gather in Paris for three days of meetings to simplify NFV infrastructure.
BT is using Canonical OpenStack on Ubuntu Linux to move its global network to a cloud-native, microservices architecture.
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 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.
Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.
Verizon is looking to build shortcuts between enterprises and their assets located in Equinix data centers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Cato offers self-service, co-managed and now fully managed options for its cloud SD-WAN service.
Jennifer Kyriakakis from Matrixx joins the guys this week, as they attempt to work out what 'digital' really means in the telecoms environment.
Microsoft is partnering with eight managed service providers, including SD-WAN startup Aryaka, to connect enterprises with applications in the Azure cloud.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei requests level laying field in Italy; ADVA adds a dash of AI to satellite signaling analytics; Galileo crashes and burns; Telenor's Q2 dented by Bangladeshi 'errors.'
While sports content piracy is growing at an alarming rate, hurting the industry and dampening down the value of sports TV rights, solutions are available.
Synacor reveals that it's winding down three-year deal with AT&T to run the telco's web portal, which will sap nearly half of its overall revenue.
IBM executives say they'd be fools to compromise Red Hat's independence, following the $34 billion acquisition that closed this week.
The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.
Under the new enterprise license, Comcast will pay $175 million in software license fees over four years in a move that could help to fuel the cable op's access network virtualization efforts.
IBM sees its combination with Red Hat as enabling a full virtualization stack to service providers, from infrastructure to OSS and everything in between.
Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.
Former Cisco exec and cable industry vet named partner and CTO of JC2 Ventures, a venture capital firm devoted to startups in areas such as AI, IoT and cybersecurity.
Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.
While there is a fair degree of hype around the term 'cloud native' and plenty of misuse by software marketeers, it is clearly an important topic among CSP CTOs and CIOs.
No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.
The UK's smallest mobile network operator is preparing for a shift from the non-standalone to the standalone version of 5G technology.
Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.
Japanese operator pulls together multiple units to form a single international ICT service provider with annual revenues of $11 billion.