Ma Bell wants to show off 5G tech at its SHAPE conference this year.
Network engineers are often musicians, says Ticketmaster principal architect Francis Arigo, and he demonstrated it by opening his keynote at Open Networking Summit with a song about the public cloud.
And it's all because of smart cities.
Windstream's Layne Levine addresses the recent $37.5 million acquisition of MassComm, and Windstream's plans for a 'very acquisitive' year.
This week in our WiC roundup: Parental leave is pressurized; the only woman in the room sees all; getting rid of cultural fit; and more.
Company comes out of stealth mode with prototype compute platform for drones, light posts, gateways and more that promises security.
Ticketmaster looked to hybrid cloud to meet extreme demand bursts brought by its business model, says Ticketmaster principal architect Francis Arigo, who literally sang a song about the subject.
In their annual Investor Day conference, Arris executives extol opportunities in DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, DAA, advanced WiFi, CBRS and other next-gen wireline and wireless gear while playing up more M&A prospects.
vRealize update lets cloud operators optimize to meet service-level agreements, maximize performance or save money.
Network operator took service logic from ONAP and repackaged it, now preparing to upstream what it developed.
Top management musical chairs leaves cloud and AI even more ascendant than it was before.
Funding could help to keep the French IoT maker afloat as it wrestles with commercial challenges on several fronts.
Solomon Hykes is stepping down to make room for an enterprise-focused CTO, after co-founding the container management company a decade ago.
Cox Communications' David Hicks explains where the MSO has focused its virtualization efforts, and lessons learned along the way.
The combination will bring together two unified communications players with a strong presence in the Microsoft ecosystem.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia connects Poland's rail network; BT cuts prices for landline-only customers; Ericsson under pressure to cut costs faster.
In a radical move, the world's biggest maker of Internet switches and routers will start selling its service provider software on a standalone basis.
E8 technology will become part of VMware's Workspace One platform.
Uber depends on its network to stay in business, and uses homegrown software and automation to keep it running optimally, says Justin Dustzadeh, Uber's head of global network and software platform.
But can Arris be sure that FCC will support localized spectrum plans yet?
Multiple open source initiatives are looking at what it takes to put clouds at the network edge.
A Belgium startup with academic roots is starting to make waves in the market for management and network orchestration.
Windstream has acquired CLEC MASS Communications in a $37.5 million all-cash deal.
Join Light Reading on April 9 at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas for a FREE VR Video breakfast workshop, where we address the state of VR video, the technology opportunities/challenges and the path ahead.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky strikes fiber deal in Italy; Ofcom rules on ducts, poles and more; roaming subscriptions in the EU; Orange news.
Google debuts Stackdriver tools for application performance optimization, while reminding everyone that it pioneered hypercloud and microservices and invented Kubernetes, like Google was ever going to let us forget that.
Want to know how major players such as Verizon, CenturyLink, Telstra, Windstream, PCCW Global and EdgeConneX are advancing their process automation strategies? Then get yourself to the Automation Everywhere event in Dallas on April 4.
Female representation on company boards can set the tone for company culture and help companies perform better, says Small Cell Forum CEO.
Verizon thinks it can get public safety business even as 50 states have opted in to FirstNet.
Oracle releases the next iteration of its autonomous cloud database as cloud revenue growth slows (but it's still growing fast).
Expansion into AI, network operating systems for white box and edge computing are built into efforts to collaborate more across industry groups.
Operator announces 60,000 white boxes will be deployed using DANOS, a new open source OS built on AT&T seed code.
A white paper, funded by Linux Foundation, finds major opportunities for vendors in orchestration and edge technologies over next five years.
It's easy to get caught up in the negative side of the tech sector, but don't forget we're making some progress with equality as well.
Verizon is undertaking more fixed wireless 5G tests in Atlanta and Sacramento.
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
The ON2020 panel at this year's OFC provided insight into the challenges faced by network operators and the technologies that will be required in future optical networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom goes large on FTTH; Hrvatski Telekom gets symmetrical in Croatia; Facebook faces European flak.
Three German startups have been asked to join a new German facility backed by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook and TIP.
Shaw's Carol Santerre explains the challenges and lessons learned in deploying the MSO's new BlueSky TV service.
It's a bird, it's a plane...
Russia's Sistema has reportedly emerged as the leading bidder for what remains of Reliance Communications.
Looking to raise up to $100 million to automate enterprise workflows and team collaborations.
This week: Cambridge Analytica, 5G and Vodafone. Oh, and Star Wars.
Chairwoman Ursula Burns will step into the CEO role until a permanent replacement for Jean-Yves Charlier can be found.
AT&T exec encourages ONF Vision Summit attendees to focus on changing the process and making operators more responsible for what happens.
AT&T looks to expand its white box router approach to macro sites and small cells for 5G.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal caps a bad period for the social network. Bouncing back will not be straightforward.
Red Hat topped a $3 billion annual run rate in its fourth fiscal quarter, driven by cloud and digital transformation, the company says.
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in an hexagonal lattice. Its unique properties make it the most exciting tech material of the future. At MWC 2018, Light Reading went for a tour of the Graphene pavilion, looking at the wonder material and its applications for the telecommunication industry.
Huawei and ZTE potentially face further network national security concens in the US.
Open source organization launches a Deep Learning Foundation to accelerate the market for artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning use cases.
Successful trial with Cohere Technologies could have an impact on 5G development.
New strategic initiative led by eight major operators will spell out for vendors exactly how operators want new open networks to be built.
Initial mmWave auction is now on track for November.
Work to disaggregate the BNG is on the right track and aligns well with network operator goals.
Tami Forman, executive director of Path Forward, shares how the nonprofit is helping women who have taken a career break return to the workforce at companies such as Verizon.
Light Reading's Alan Breznick shares LIT millennial insights on the cable world.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global abandons acquisition of Multimedia Polska; Telecom Italia does mobile money; BT downgraded by Moody's; EU still on Google's case.
The exodus of senior managers continues at the French IoT player with the departure of cloud boss Philippe Imoucha, according to sources.
Pivotal and Dropbox don't have much in common, other than being two cloud IPOs linked together in time on Friday.
Formal collaboration means 50-plus REST-based APIs will be available for use by open source projects under Apache 2.0 licenses.
Could an underused public safety band become a new 5G spectrum source?
Best Buy is said to be following AT&T and Verizon in dropping Huawei phones in the US.
The network operations center run by Finland's Elisa is not the place to go for a good chat.
Comcast is expecting to be able to upgrade new DAA nodes via software to support Full Duplex DOCSIS.
The FCC vote Thursday went 3-2 in favor of streamlined rules.
Women in Comms panelists discuss first-hand experiences with sexual harassment and unconscious bias in the workplace, and solutions to changing company culture.
Spanish operator has begun the search for an OSM integrator amid ongoing doubts about the attractions of open source technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU warns US on data controls; UK broadband providers come up short; how clean is your USB stick?
This week in our WiC roundup: SXSW focuses on gender equality; Globacom has ugly firing snafu; is SF over?; and more.
A ProPublica investigation alleges that IBM slashed its US workforce with cuts that fell more heavily on older workers and protected younger workers.
Stress ye not... The deadline for Leading Lights submissions has been edged out another two working days to Tuesday, March 27.
FCC wants to strip away federal environmental and historical reviews for small cells to smooth 5G deployments.
The retail sector will spend $3.4 billion this year on AI use cases, including automated customer service agents and more, according to a report from IDC.
Automation enables Telus to offer a self-service portal and tools that mid-market customers can use to get better overall customer experience.
Spanish operator reveals it has been in discussions with Amazon about a new project to automate its central offices and give them more processing capabilities.
There's no question that cable operators are moving forward with distributed access architecture strategies, but just what those DAA deployments will look like is a little less clear.
Mobile operators should expect to see competition from global players and startups in the mobile edge computing (MEC) market over the next two years.
Shaw's Dennis Stevens says cable operators need to rethink their approach to triple play, factoring in new applications and changing customer demand.
Google says it introduced 20 security enhancements to both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite, with many focused on improved transparency and control.
The standards group is working on a function that could help operators to monitor network slicing and application performance.
Antonio Elizondo, head of Network Virtualization Strategy and Technology at Telefonica, provides an update on progress for the UNICA initiative -- Telefonica's virtualization program.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Peterborough next on Vodafone/CityFibre's FTTP hitlist; Telecom Italia considers IPO for planned fixed-line unit; visualizing 5G.
Take an exclusive sneak peak at the red hot Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies event in Denver.
Spanish operator outlines plans to ramp up investments in artificial intelligence while blasting vendors for continuing to develop 'closed' technologies.
MSOs already have almost a two-thirds share of the market and are likely to increase that lead despite telco gigabit deployments.
The industry needs to work on persuading operators that virtualizing the radio access network is manageable and beneficial.
Telenor retreats from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with the sale of operations in four markets to private equity firm PPF, which already has telecom assets in the region.
Technology is the easy part of transformation, Ernst & Young Partner Janet Balis tells Light Reading. Coexistence, culture, diversity, inclusion and a sense of purpose also play a critical role.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia recruits new chief commercial officer; Sunrise said to be in talks with Liberty Global over potential JV; Net Insight seeks new CEO.
Adtran is buying its way further into the cable access market.
MuleSoft provides a platform to integrate information across all channels, particularly legacy systems, which Salesforce sees as highly useful for enterprises to improve customer experience.
Salesforce will use MuleSoft to power the Salesforce Integration Cloud, allowing enterprises to use any data, regardless of where it resides, for personalized customer experiences.
Deal would extend Salesforce into API management.
The two companies are bringing AI and cloud to Apple devices.
This week: Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, smart homes and, much more importantly, the smart pub.
Global electronics and energy company inks six-year deal for global SD-WAN linking 1,500 sites in 94 countries.
OSS-BSS vendors wins orchestration deal after months of strategic partnership and planning for a more automated future.
Closing the digital divide in Africa is a primary goal for stakeholders from operators to governments to NGOs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom kicks off 5G spectrum auction; Salt shakes things up in Switzerland; EU WiFi scheme is go!
At Light Reading's Automation Everywhere event, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride will explain how automation is central to actualizing network virtualization during his keynote address.
Here comes big cable.
With new migration tools, security and AI capabilities, IBM is looking to make up for lost time in multicloud.
Ray Le Maistre sat down with Ribbon Communications CTO Kevin Riley at Mobile World Congress 2018 to discuss various topics including the company's new brand, the unveiling of its Ribbon Protect Security Platform and other strategic offerings, and the recently completed GENBAND-Sonus merger.
The Enterprise Cloud News community is returning to Light Reading.
Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.
And it's still early days, notes CEO Mark Hurd; less than 15% of on-premises applications customers have begun migration to cloud.
India's regulatory authorities continue to side with aggressive new player Reliance Jio, say the country's longer-established players.
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Lab test shows how to optimize mobile video delivery with more intelligence at the network edge.
The good news is there are lots of interesting propositions.
Digital transformation will drive change across the telecom sector around the world.
With more than 1 billion people, Africa represents a market opportunity too large to ignore
Russia's biggest operator has flagged growth in revenues and profits despite a fall in customer numbers, as it focuses on selling data services to existing subscribers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia takes AirScale to Lebanon; Telefonica's commercial break; industry goes wireless.
Keeping applications on-premises, rather than going all-in on public cloud, will save enterprises money, claims John Roese, Dell EMC chief technology officer.
At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.
Hyperscale providers are bigger, but enterprises have years of legacy systems they need to wrangle, says John Roese, Dell EMC chief technology officer.
Qualcomm's board claps back after news of Paul Jacobs's possible bid for the company emerges.
Join us for a special Light Reading event – speakers include the CIO of New Orleans, Spectrum Enterprise (part of Charter Communications), Crown Castle and more.
Paul Jacobs, son of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, is reportedly looking for funding to take the company private.
European and US service provider points to recent customer growth at its mobile contract and fiber units in France.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes Unium WiFi acquisition; Openreach shells out; Three profits dented by network investment.
Platform is designed to enable enterprises to build big data analytics apps that move easily between public and private clouds.
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
This week in our WiC roundup: IWD2018 makes a statement; Facebook's 'secret courts'; a VC accountability list; and more.
Facebook's Jay Parikh explains how the Telecom Infra Project has changed its relationship with telcos and why connecting the unconnected has become a bigger priority for Facebook.
Buying Evident.io extends Palo Alto's portfolio with API-based security capabilities and compliance automation.
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief at Light Reading, and News Editor Iain Morris review major news announcements from MWC 2018, as well as a few surprises. In addition to 5G, Le Maistre and Morris also discuss news and industry progress around analytics, machine learning and automated processes.
Petri Hautakangas, CEO of Tupl, explains how startup Tupl is addressing network automation with artificial intelligence, and Tupl's new partnership with T-Mobile to automate customer service processes.
The future of roaming in Europe is all about superior quality of service.
Come for the video, stay for the [insert service here].
Boosted by investments from Alibaba and others, Chinese operator is bullish about profit and sales growth in the next three years.
Voice is down significantly in the last two years, says one major consultant to Fortune 100 companies on communications.
California goes for the gold star with new net neutrality bill.
Google wants to win the hearts of enterprise IT for Chrome OS on the desktop, but it has a long way to go.
At MWC 2018, we spoke to Francesco Venturini, senior managing director for Accenture's Comms & Media Practice. He said his service provider clients are shifting focus from transforming their legacy business to exploring new business models around IoT in users homes -- striving to build a new relevance in the digital lives of subscribers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government issues gigabit vouchers; Helios pulls IPO; Deutsche Telekom gets ethical on data privacy.
The two service providers have demonstrated new technology that would dramatically cut the time it takes customers to upgrade off-net connections.
IBM Cloud gets a security and Kubernetes performance boost.
Daryl Schoolar, practice leader of next-generation infrastructure at Ovum, explains the concept of open virtualized RAN and its impact on the competitive landscape.
Nik Willetts, CEO of TM Forum, discusses TM Forum's new Open Digital Architecture initiative, OSS/BSS transformations, and how operators can ensure the development of management systems keeps pace with emerging technologies. Willetts also discusses how telcos can simplify operations to prepare for network automation and zero-touch operations.
Jamie Davies, News Editor for Telecoms.com, discusses regulatory updates around Net Neutrality with NetScout's Mike Serrano, and the differences in how European and US regulators are approaching the debate. In addition, Serrano and Davies debate data ownership and privacy for blockchain technology.
Chinese operator believes it will need to deploy more than 2 million basestations to provide its 5G coverage as it appeals to the optical community for more innovation that can help support the expected 5G and cloud traffic loads.
It's never a bad time to speculate on cable consolidation.
At Light Reading's Automation Everywhere event on April 4 in Dallas, Jim Fagan, director of Global Platforms for Telstra, will kick off the event with a keynote covering the Australian service provider's journey to network automation.
New SmartKey service for more convenient enterprise management of encryption keys is something they can leverage, says Equinix.
Broadcom says it is 'disappointed' by the failure of its rocky four-month bid to buy Qualcomm for $117 billion.
For mobile operators, the struggle to provide adequate service indoors becomes a full-on battle as they ramp up 5G networks.
In a post-MWC come-down special, the team talks NFV, the next version of Android, Women4Tech and more.
Reports in mainstream media suggest Trump may impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports, and will focus on technology and telecom products.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G soups up AR; Stoke goes with VX Fiber; ADVA, Facebook combine on Greek science network.
Pieter Welgemoed, CIO of Rain South Africa, explains how the startup is building and running its own LTE Advanced network. Welgemoed discusses the operator's focus on simplifying Internet and mobile data access for customers in South Africa.
Martin Whitlock, CTO of Telenor Connexion, talks with us about what their recent partnership with Telenor Pakistan will be affected by their IoT platforms and how they're managing the flood of data and analytics that come from IoT devices.
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses open RAN with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones, and industry initiatives around virtual RAN.
Matrixx Software Founder and VP of Marketing, Jennifer Kyriakakis, explains why digital transformation goes hand-in-hand with diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Jennifer shares how Matrixx Software has made both a priority.
Atlassian moved its Jira and Confluence developer collaboration tools to Amazon Web Services.
Edge computing for everyone!
As the industry moves to 5G, the need to support reliability, low-latency, high-speed mobility, extreme density and user-level radio resource control has taken center stage.
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses industry forecasts for the 5G rollout with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones. In addition, Brown addresses progress in 5G smartphone and device testing and development.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's international voice carrier business up for sale; Iliad shows progress in 2017; Telia Carrier and Coriant collaborate on provisioning.
With growth in mature markets flat at best, many across the telecom ecosystem are looking to emerging markets to provide the next area of growth.
Javier de la Torre, CEO & Founder of CARTO, explains how CARTO is addressing some of the challenges that come in managing the influx of new data streams from location data, partnerships that are important to CARTO, and how they're providing business insights and better data visibility to telcos.
The Japanese cloud service – biggest Internet portal in Japan – was looking to wrangle explosive network growth.
Web giant contributes seed code to new open source group within ONF that is redefining SDN and promising faster innovation and upgrades.
India is set to announce a new national telecom policy based on regulatory recommendations. But can it realize its goals?
Late Monday, the White House blocked Broadcom's buyout of Qualcomm.
It was the PIC of the bunch! Lumentum sends the OFC crowds into a frenzy with a $1.8B optical components marriage.
Vendor unveils the latest iteration of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) and ramps up its R&D cycle.
Take this one with a healthy grain of salt.
Broadcom shunts up US HQ move to April 3.
New X-series platform stresses smarter use of vast amounts of unstructured data to improve customer experience on all channels.
'...alarmingly pale and thin.'
The Government is starting with small projects and, as successes mount, it intends to scale them nationally while being active in international standards development, so as to be a major global provider.
How will operators efficiently monetize the likes of LTE-M and NB-IoT?
David Fox, VP of In-Flight Services & Connectivity at Deutsche Telekom, discusses how the operator is addressing some of the major challenges in matching customer experience for in-flight WiFi services to what customers can expect on the ground. Fox also examines how strategic partnerships and 5G will impact the customer experience for in-flight services.
Accelerated Connections is GTT's third acquisition of the year and extends its reach into the Canadian market.
Ayraka's Passport service combines additional security with its built-in DDoS protection and IPsec encryption in its private network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the enterprise with SBC; the state of OTT video in MEA.
Prashant Singhal is Global Emerging Markets Leader in the telecom space for EY. At MWC 2018, he explained why the $1.1 trillion service provider market is projected to have only single-digit growth and where telcos should be investing to counter disruption.
With a new open source project and new interfaces, mostly coming from Google, it addresses OpenFlow's shortcomings and makes some big promises.
Intel is considering a move for Broadcom out of concern that a merger between Broadcom and Qualcomm would be a major threat.
DOI Co-Founder and CEO Jayne Groll encourages more women to enter DevOps to be part of the unparalleled disruptive innovation driving tech today.
From its roots in industrial farm machinery and other equipment, John Deere has always looked for a technological edge. About 20 years ago, it was GPS and then 4G LTE. Now it's turning its attention to AI, machine learning and IoT.
In a push for sales growth, One of Finland's most successful mobile operators is now reinventing itself as a vendor of automation tools and expertise.
The shift to 400G is not only imminent but possible, argues Ciena's Helen Xenos.
The latest CableLabs technology breakthrough is a doozy.
Vendors who only virtualize and don't cloudify their apps are costing the carrier more in cloud resources, so they may lose out.
Steve Bell, analyst for Heavy Reading, discusses the focus on smart city, industrial and connected car applications for the IoT market at this year's MWC. Bell explains the challenges operators are facing as smart cities grow, and the need for a transition to analytics and value-added services in advancing the IoT market.
This week in our WiC roundup: Getting more female keynoters is key; Lesbians Who Tech take SF by storm; women need more degrees for parity; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica and Huawei combine on VPNs for SMEs; Inmarsat cuts dividend to fund in-flight WiFi ambitions; Bosch and Siemens sign up to DT's smart home ecosystem.
John Saw, CTO at Sprint, discusses Sprint's plan for deploying its 5G mobile network, and how the operator will utilize massive MIMO in deployments. We get an insider's scoop into their 5G strategy and how it differs from the approach of other carriers, key partnerships and where Sprint plans to first deploy 5G.
In a special Light Reading breakfast forum at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month, top technologists will explore the opportunities and challenges of immersive, 360-degree VR video.
If a major cloud platform, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, went down for days, the economic losses would be staggering, according to insurers' estimates. But how realistic is that?
More cities and suppliers named as operators get ready for mobile 5G in 2019.
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of Wireless Broadband Alliance, discusses the WBA's priorities this year around 5G, WiFi in the enterprise space, and in-home WiFi. Shenwai also explains how WiFi plays a role in 5G deployments and densification use cases.
John Dow, CEO of PoLTE, discusses the startup's strategy in addressing the IoT and 'location of things' market and how PoLTE's approach differs from traditional device tracking technologies.
There's talk swirling the optical transport sector that Cisco is window-shopping for a packet-optical transport systems specialist.
Like peanut butter and chocolate.
Network operator plans significant push on unified communications and collaboration space, leveraging Level 3's enterprise base.
Keeping quiet about sexual harassment is the worst way to put an end to it.
Brian Deutsch, CEO of Pivotal Commware, explains how the startup is using Holographic Beam Forming Technology to develop software-defined antennas, and how the technology compares to MIMO antenna technology.
I now expect them to be initially available in the first quarter of 2019.
David Orloff, Chair at Small Cell Forum, discusses taking a uniform approach to 5G deployments and reducing industry fragmentation with partnerships. In addition, Orloff explains the Forum's collaboration with operators to identify and address challenges for 5G.
Howard Watson, CEO of BT Technology Service and Operations at BT, discusses new developments for 5G since 3GPP's Release 15, how to securely manage 5G deployments, and opportunities for network slicing and AI. Watson also examines how operators can apply automation in designing their 5G deployments.
South Korean operator likes the look of vRAN technology but frets about the operational implications of using it.
As demand for 100G to 400G network interfaces grows, companies are meeting the challenge and many operators are already making the transition to 400G.
Cisco launched Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics and Cisco Meraki Insight in an effort to deliver analytics and assurance to the WAN.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fox bites back at Comcast over Sky offer; KPN sells iBasis; MTN revenue down, but profit up; UK's Cobham Wireless lands 5G gig in China.
Kei Karasawa, Senior Manager at NTT Japan, discusses new focus areas for research and development at NTT including security, IoT, robotics, manufacturing, AI and more. In addition, Karasawa discusses advancements in sensor technology and data analytics in a range of applications, such as testing athletic ability in baseball players.
Test vendor EXFO has completed the acquisition of French network monitoring and analytics specialist Astellia, giving it a foothold in the mobile operator market, especially in Europe.
The new DC/OS 1.11 also adds multicloud and edge capabilities.
Cisco is expanding its intent-based networking platform to the WAN with Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics and Cisco Meraki Insight.
Kishore Raja, Vice President of Engineering Strategic Programs at Boingo, addresses standards and security progress in Boingo's Passpoint service, updates on Boingo's activity in the MulteFire Alliance, and how 5G will impact end-to-end virtualization.
Didier Duriez, SVP Orange Global Solutions for Business at Orange, discusses the operator's recent updates to its SD-WAN platform, advancements in unified communications, and the impact of those technologies on the customer experience.
Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands still haven't recovered from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Broadcom pledges to spend on 5G R&D and complete return to the US in May.
VMware debuts tools for private managed clouds and Amazon Web Services, part of the vendor's push to hybrid cloud.
Chris Giovanniello, Co-Founder & SVP Product Development for Menlo Micro, shares how startup Menlo Micro's digital microswitch technology addresses a range of applications including medical devices, aerospace and defense, power switching, IoT, autonomous vehicles and smart homes. In addition, the technology can be used in addressing challenges to meeting 5G spectrum requirements.
UCaaS company bidding to be single communication and collaboration platform for enterprises.
There are only a few weeks left to enter this year's Leading Lights awards, so don't delay!
Italian incumbent approves plan to legally separate its fixed-line business and says it will spend euro 12 billion over the next three years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Orange spread 4G across Africa; smartening up a vertical city; spectrum sharing in Egypt; part-time apprenticeships.
Patrick Lopez, VP of Networks Innovation at Telefonica, talks about how vendors and operators can utilize open source to take more control over the design and programming of networks. In addition, Lopez examines Telefonica's approach to edge computing, and use cases for the technology such as in IoT and robotics.
Telcos can make their networks more agile and efficient by learning from their web-scale counterparts.
Because at the end of the day, set-top revenue may be good, but margins stink.
Instance pricing models are confusing, but investing the time to learn about the options can save enterprises money.
This week named Orange's deputy CEO, Laurent Paillassot has pioneered the rollout of NFV technology at Orange Spain.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: activist hedge fund fights Vivendi control of Telecom Italia; Orange reorganizes its top table; Ericsson combines with Saudi's STC on 5G.
The Shannon limit, that is, claiming its Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset takes optical channels close to the maximum theoretical capacity.
Adrian Scrase, CTO of ETSI, discusses standards efforts for edge computing, the benefits of edge computing to data-rich applications, and how edge computing supports 5G use cases that require low latency and high performance. Scrase also examines ETSI's plugtests and hackathons as a way to further industry goals for virtualization and address challenges such as interoperability.
Automation, interoperability and standardization are among the German operator's demands as it continues to work on its pan-net transformation.
Bharti Airtel claims to have carried out the first trials of 5G technology in India.
Now the US government is getting into the Broadcom/Qualcomm acquisition spat.
Yves Bellego, Director of Spectrum Strategy and Planning at Orange, discusses Orange's approach to deploying 5G including preparations such as live field testing and fiber expansions. Bellego also examines the need to apply more artificial intelligence and further automate the network.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
Hello, can you hear me now?
In an unexpected development, some 3,300 Shaw employees take up Canadian MSO on buyout offers, about five times as many as the company was seeking.
Congress could open up millimeter wave spectrum for 5G tomorrow.
Steve Brumer, Partner at 151 Advisors, discusses the security, education and integration challenges to IoT adoption, as well as opportunities for big data analytics in IoT.
Lynn Conway, IEEE Life Fellow and professor, shares her thoughts on tech revolutions, the Valley's Brotopia image and the techno-social systems emerging in the industry.
AT&T's Igal Elbaz explains the telco's goals for its new edge computing test zone, and AT&T's plans to deploy 5G to 12 cities in 2018.
Cisco automates security for bare metal, virtualized and containerized workloads running anywhere.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson clusters NB-IoT in Greece; 5G developments in Italy and Switzerland; Tele2 plumps for Nokia analytics.
Another one of India's long-established operators bites the dust.
As multi-access edge computing becomes a reality, operators will need to consider how to gain visibility into their ever-expanding networks and why that's important.
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that communications service providers (CSPs) that are specialists in the Internet of Things (IoT) think they are doing quite well with their Internet security plans and implementation, though most still believe there is room for improvement.
Out of footprint? No problem?
Spring will focus its early Massive MIMO upgrades on the cities earmarked for early 5G service launches.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus reports full-year results; Storm Emma wreaks havoc with Irish telecom; Virgin Media cleared for potential healthcare role.
This week in our WiC roundup: The best cities for women in tech in 2018; biotech, AI and cryptocurrency need women on the ground floor; MWC lacks women; and more.
GSMA's giant show reports its first decline in attendee numbers in about nine years, but what does that tell us about the industry and the event?
Two companies with history as industry disruptors come together into a more powerful challenge, says GTT CEO Rick Calder.
The world's got a need for infrastructure, reflected in growing hyperscale capex investment and overall server sales.
In a special webinar next week, a panel of cable operators, vendors and analysts will look at where the commercial services market is heading and how cable can stay competitive in it.
CEO tells investment analysts the company is on or ahead of schedule and willing to aggressively invest to improve service.
Fourth-biggest US cable operator is now deploying both FTTH networks and, more quietly, DOCSIS 3.1 technology, to offer gigabit speeds to nearly 30% of its data subscribers.
Due to the lack of infrastructure and strong business foundation in emerging markets, developing ICT sectors face challenges.
China's biggest operator is set to begin a rollout of 5G based on standalone technology in 2020.
Russian operator is cutting headcount in its customer services division as it invests in new software tools.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Ericsson win big in Japan; regulator gets tough with UK broadband providers; du gets virtualized with Cisco.
Do these podcast guys never rest? No!!! Here's one direct from the MWC show floor in Barcelona, totally bossing it on 5G, IoT and AI, amongst other near-acronyms. De nada!
Apple uses archival Google's cloud services to power iCloud.
Low-powered IoT sensors can already be embedded in just about any object. At MWC, a company named BeWhere demonstrated how its sensors collect motion data.
The Norwegian telecom incumbent sheds further light on how automation and AI could help it to slash headcount and reduce costs.