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Dish chooses VMware's cloud for 5G
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Dish Network said it will run its network functions inside of the VMware Telco Cloud, and that the companies will work together to certify and install other vendors' software into the platform.

BT revenue and earnings dive 7% in fiscal Q1 as COVID-19 bites
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Slump largely blamed on reduced revenue from BT Sport, the closure of retail stores and a reduction in business activity at its enterprise units.

Nokia stock soars as profits recover after China 5G exit
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Finnish equipment vendor counts the sales cost of coronavirus and Chinese setbacks but makes unexpectedly good progress on profitability.

Toward cloud-native 5G core
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/31/2020

5G core must be part of a wider industry transition to 5G networks that incorporates massive investment in RAN, transport and cloud infrastructure.

Samsung looks chipper in Q2 as the world works from home
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Strong semiconductor performance makes up for drop in smartphone sales. South Korean behemoth expects Q3 uptick at its mobile communications business unit.

Juniper's Mist AI navigates fog in the WAN
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

The fourth generation of Juniper's Mist platform aims to utilize artificial intelligence to automate anomaly detection and take proactive actions in enterprises' WANs.

Harmonic adds Vodafone to its 'CableOS' win list
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Vodafone is using Harmonic's virtualization software, remote PHY devices and cloud-based management system for its DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit rollout in Germany.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Seven companies – Affirmed Networks, Altiostar, DriveNets, Enea Openwave, Netcracker, Optiva and Volta – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy.

Is edge computing the cure to videoconferencing's latency woes?
DanoVision | 7/29/2020

Executives at companies ranging from EdgeMicro to Deutsche Telekom have suggested that videoconferencing could be improved by edge computing. But others offer a decidedly less rosy view of the notion.

5G transport: Upgrade motivations and the move to white box
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/29/2020

Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Study explores how transport networks will evolve to support 5G services.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Four companies – Comcast Business, Orange, Vonage and Unified Office – made the cut in the Most Innovative Business Cloud Service category.

Verizon nabs AWS exec to oversee sales to feds
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Jennifer Chronis will lead Verizon's 'Federal' business, having left Amazon Web Services' (AWS) after that company failed to win the US Department of Defense's massive JEDI contract.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Six companies – Amdocs, Matrixx Software, MDS Global, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Whale Cloud – made the cut in the Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor category.

Huawei takes charm offensive online
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Huawei will host an online summit on the potential to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis through its 5G and mobile tech.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Four companies – Acacia Communications, LotusFlare, Precision OT and Xilinx – made the cut in the Outstanding Components Vendor category.

Openet opts to dance with the 'dinosaur'
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

Openet, the policy and (hard) charging specialist, is being snapped up by Amdocs, its bigger rival in the BSS space.

COVID-19 lends silver lining to Microsoft's cloud business in Q4
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

Software giant continues to benefit from increased cloud demand, as more customers sit out COVID‑19 at home.

Think, don't Tweet: A considered approach to cloud native
The Wizard of Roz | 7/22/2020

Will having the same team develop and manage cloud-native service provider applications result in smoother, more efficient operations in the long run?

India's Jio wants to re-imagine global 5G market
News Analysis | 7/21/2020

In a dramatic move, the Indian service provider is building its own 5G technology that it plans to sell internationally.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Blockchain Strategy
News Analysis | 7/20/2020

CSG, Jio Platforms, PCCW Global and Whale Cloud make the shortlist for this year's Leading Lights award on blockchain strategy.

Comcast's AI action extends to the network core
News Analysis | 7/20/2020

Cable op says a relatively new AI- and machine learning-assisted platform that orchestrates data from across the core network has helped Comcast maintain performance and rapidly pinpoint problems during the pandemic.

Eurobites: UK told Huawei the 5G ban is partly political – report
News Analysis | 7/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: South Africa's Rain taps Huawei for 5G SA; Ericsson lands more 5G SA work at SoftBank; is time up for the rush hour?

Satellite broadband's future to be formed by multi-orbit constellations, SES CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 7/17/2020

That future will be complemented by orchestration and new cloud capabilities that bring cohesiveness to multi-orbit satellite constellations that can also coexist with terrestrial networks, Steve Collar says.

Dish begins staffing up in wireless
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Dish Network's wireless business is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, where it has said it will employ at least 2,000 people. The company is in the midst of staffing up to meet that goal.

China extends the Great Firewall to Hong Kong
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Tech firms are reconsidering their futures as the Great Firewall is imposed on Hong Kong.

Amazon Web Services answers the question: Friend or foe to telcos?
News Analysis | 7/16/2020

Glenn Gore, director of solutions architecture for Amazon Web Services, spoke with Light Reading about the company's efforts in the telecom industry, and what role AWS might play in the future.

Herding cats: The quest for 'standard' NFVi
The Wizard of Roz | 7/16/2020

Network operators require a single common infrastructure to simplify operations and cut costs. But is there a single right answer to that problem?

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Swapping out equipment, open RAN and SoftBank
LRTV Documentaries | 7/14/2020

Aaand they're back! Four months and 15 pods since the last in-person recording, the team is finally reunited in the studio.

Podcast: Telcos could lead by example, says BT Global's Hriday Ravindranath
The Philter | 7/14/2020

Telcos can provide the networks and services that businesses need to re-invent themselves and adapt to life in a pandemic. But can they be socially responsible too?

HPE adds SD-WAN to edge strategy with $925M Silver Peak purchase
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

HPE said it will purchase Silver Peak, a leading SD-WAN vendor, with an eye toward supporting its edge-to-cloud strategy. Silver Peak will live inside HPE's Aruba unit.

Rackspace plans IPO after going private in 2016
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

Cloud services provider signals return to public market with second IPO in 12 years.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon prep for standalone 5G
News Analysis | 7/10/2020

Verizon and T-Mobile are racing to launch the standalone version of 5G in the coming months, but AT&T is avoiding putting any specifics to its own standalone 5G launch plans.

TIA promises to end the Huawei security debate, once and for all
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

TIA is building a global standard and benchmarking tool that can measure the risks present in each vendor's supply chain in real time.

Podcast: NTT Americas CEO Simon Walsh on providing services in a hybrid world
CxO Spotlight | 7/9/2020

NTT Americas CEO Simon Walsh tells Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey about his company's challenge to help enterprise customers 'painlessly' connect to multiple clouds, multiple network operators and data sets in a secure, distributed workplace.

Former Comcast exec takes reins at MediaKind
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

Matt McConnell, an exec late of Comcast Technology Solutions, takes over as MediaKind's CEO, succeeding Angel Ruiz, who has been named chairman.

Use of multiple public cloud providers adds to security headaches – report
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

A new report from Sophos found that 70% of organizations experienced a 'public cloud security incident' in the last year.

Verizon, Vodafone flesh out edge computing opportunity with AWS
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

Verizon and Vodafone announced their edge computing partnerships with Amazon AWS late last year. Now, they're offering further insights into what they hope to achieve from those partnerships.

Nokia and Samsung O-RAN moves put pressure on Ericsson
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

The Swedish equipment vendor is conspicuous by its absence from the recent O-RAN marketing activity.

Samsung: Our 5G RAN is now open and virtualized
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

Samsung is joining Nokia in the move to sell fully open and virtualized 5G radio access network products. Those initiatives could put pressure on Ericsson to do the same.

Vodafone's cloud-native journey: A mix of old school and new
The Wizard of Roz | 7/3/2020

The Cloud Native World program last week offered evidence of progressive telco thinking and the same old barriers to faster adoption of cloud-native architectures.

5G still too costly, inflexible for private network – Tencent
News Analysis | 7/3/2020

Tencent GM Wang Yachen warned an online conference audience this week that 5G needs to be more cost-effective in order to compete in B2B.

Profits and power propel the open RAN security debate
DanoVision | 7/2/2020

While dozens of companies debate the US government's role in open RAN, the almighty dollar is driving the discussion.

5G's future includes a cloud-native architecture complete with containers
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

Many mobile operators want 5G to be built on a cloud-native stack from the RAN to the network core.

Dish's Marc Rouanne: Building an open RAN, greenfield 5G network
CxO Spotlight | 7/1/2020

Light Reading spoke with Marc Rouanne, who was hired late last year to construct Dish's 5G network, about the company's vendor choices so far, and how Dish is designing its planned network.

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