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Top Stories: 7 Grand Obsessions of 2017
News Analysis | 12/30/2017

5G, IoT, NFV - Light Reading's readers had acronyms on the mind in 2017, but their biggest obsession was an eight-letter word.

Infrastructure Automation Will Heat Up in 2018
News Analysis | 12/29/2017

After years of being locked into proprietary hardware and software, a new openness is pushing enterprise to add layers of automation into their networks. With the addition of machine learning and AI, more and more of the networking process can be trusted to machines.

How CSPs Must Change
Column | 12/29/2017

With the traditional operator business dying, CSPs must adopt new operating models to deliver digital services.

10 Cloud Stories That Mattered in 2017
Slide Shows | 12/28/2017

As 2017 comes to an end, Enterprise Cloud News takes a look back at the last 12 months to get a sense of which cloud stories best captured the spirit of this growing market.

Protecting the Web-Scale Content User Experience in Real Time
Column | 12/28/2017

Protecting the web-scale content user experience lies in utilizing emerging analytics and automation technologies.

Can AI Make Cable Smarter?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/28/2017

Cable is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help tackle customer service woes, as well as proactively manage network functions and provide a better customer experience.

Why Video Is at the Heart of Operator Strategies
LRTV Interviews | 12/28/2017

PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 - At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, 'Three Wise Men' - Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore, Light Reading's Iain Morris and Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com - discuss the ins and outs of service provider video strategies.

Smart Cities, IoT Pave Way for Cashless Society
News Analysis | 12/27/2017

A combination of IoT technologies, cloud computing and analytics is helping smart cities create a cashless society. It's also creating new opportunities for businesses.

NTT's View of the Enterprise Multicloud
News Analysis | 12/27/2017

NTT Communication's Len Padilla reflects on enterprise cloud trends and shares advice for enterprises in varying stages of their cloud migration.

The Legacy of Legacy
Rewired | 12/27/2017

Legacy business services aren't that easily shed when customers resist change but service providers need to find a more aggressive path forward.

Hyperscale Data Centers Continued to Grow in 2017
Scott Ferguson | 12/26/2017

A report finds that the number of hyperscale data centers scattered across the globe continued to grow in 2017. By the end of the year, there were nearly 400 of these facilities worldwide.

3 Digital Transformation Predictions for 2018
News Analysis | 12/26/2017

Former CIO Larry Bonfante dusts off his crystal ball at the end of 2017 to make some predictions for CIOs and cloud computing in 2018.

Mobile Workforce & IT Driving Hosted VoIP Adoption – CenturyLink Survey
News Analysis | 12/26/2017

As more companies migrate to the cloud, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak says businesses are deploying VoIP to enable the use of more collaborative applications such as Skype, Spark and other integrated applications.

Is Cable Taking Care of Business?
LRTV Interviews | 12/26/2017

NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 - In this interview, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals the results of an exclusive survey of cable business execs that he conducted for Light Reading.

Cord-Cutting: How Far Will It Go?
Alantown | 12/26/2017

With video cord-cutting surging again in the third quarter, pay-TV providers are still fighting an uphill battle to stem the tide. How much worse will it get?

Will Google Replace Cloud Boss Diane Greene?
Wagner’s Ring | 12/22/2017

Google is disappointed with cloud sales and will replace CEO Diane Greene, according to prediction at The Information.

Nokia routers take a step toward 'petabit' age
News Analysis | 12/22/2017

Routers based on the highly touted FP4 chip start shipping, setting up a race to win the hearts of web-scale players - a race that credibly includes merchant silicon and white boxes.

Five 5G Milestones for 2018
News Analysis | 12/22/2017

2018 will be a year when crucial groundwork is laid for 5G.

Pics: Carolers Photobomb Amazon re:Invent
Slide Shows | 12/22/2017

Stranger things happening in Las Vegas, as Amazon goes to the Upside Down.

LPWA Use Cases Are as Gritty as They Come
News Analysis | 12/22/2017

Early applications for the low-power networks are a bean-counter's dream. But why so much trash pickup?

WiCipedia: Edtech Wins, Bitcoin Bros & Looking Towards 2018
WiCipedia | 12/22/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Women reign in edtech; harassment repercussion laws shift; high hopes for 2018; and more.

Eurobites: DT to Buy Liberty Global's Austrian Unit in €1.9B Deal
News Analysis | 12/22/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson raises $272 million for 5G research; KPN rolls out LTE-M; O2 UK authenticates with Danal.

Putting Machine Learning & AI to Work
LRTV Interviews | 12/22/2017

PRAGUE, 12/6/2017 - Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Steve Bell provides some insights into the use of machine learning and AI by communications service providers.

Ex-Google Boss Eric Schmidt Exits as Alphabet Executive Chairman
Wagner’s Ring | 12/21/2017

Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet, continuing on as a technical advisor.

The Future of the Wireless Access Networks
LRTV Interviews | 12/21/2017

PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 - At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Boingo CTO Derek Peterson talks about the impact of NFV and IoT on the planning and management of all types of wireless access networks.

What Cable's Ethernet Gains Mean
LRTV Interviews | 12/21/2017

NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 - Vertical Systems Research Director Erin Dunne examines the impact of cable's continuing share gains in the Ethernet services market and entrance into the SD-WAN market.

Charter Gives the Gift of Gigabit
News Analysis | 12/21/2017

Just in time for the New Year.

5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved
News Analysis | 12/21/2017

In what could herald an even more intense marketing land-grab, the first official 'early drop' non-standalone 5G NR specifications are approved at the 3GPP's RAN 78 meeting in Lisbon.

India's Long Road to 5G
News Analysis | 12/21/2017

Financial problems and merger concerns mean India is unlikely to forge ahead quickly in 5G.

Another First on the Path to 5G NR Commercialization
Column | 12/21/2017

Achieving the world's first interoperable 5G New Radio (NR) data connections at 3.5GHz and 28GHz.

The New Network: How Far Does It Extend?
Column | 12/21/2017

As networks extend into the cloud, security and monitoring need to step up their games accordingly, writes Jeff Harris of Ixia.

AWS, Azure Lead $35B+ Public Cloud Market
Scott Ferguson | 12/21/2017

A report from financial analyst firm Jefferies finds that the combined IaaS and PaaS markets were worth more than$35 billion in the third quarter, with AWS and Azure leading the way. SaaS revenues stood at an additional $33 billion.

Flixbus Rides the Cloud to Make Buses Sexy
Wagner’s Ring | 12/21/2017

Flixbus is using the cloud to connect 250 regional bus companies to provide long-haul service in Europe.

Eurobites: Nokia, Huawei Strike Patent Deal
News Analysis | 12/21/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange's Richard to stand trial for embezzlement; OBS provides cloud services for Copernicus project data; EU bodies co-ordinate on cybersecurity.

ONAP Beijing Shifts Focus to Platform, Functions
News Analysis | 12/20/2017

Amdocs exec who heads use-case development says next software release will extract functions from use cases and develop the functions.

5 Missing Headlines in 2017
MariNation | 12/20/2017

Twelve days to go...

Optical White Box? Fuggedaboutit!
LRTV Interviews | 12/20/2017

If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.

HbbTV to Virtualize Set-Top Functions
News Analysis | 12/20/2017

The HbbTV Association has published its Operator Applications Specification, developed to enable set-top box functionality via an app.

Moffett: Business Market Price Wars Coming
LRTV Interviews | 12/20/2017

In this interview, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett warns that cable operators may soon feel the effects of price deflation in the commercial services market.

Red Hat Speeds Toward $3B in Revenue Thanks to Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 12/20/2017

It was only a few years ago that Red Hat cracked the $1 billion mark in annual revenue. Now, with help from the cloud, the company is eyeing $3 billion.

Adobe Taps Avi for Microsoft Azure App Delivery
Wagner’s Ring | 12/20/2017

The app delivery vendor pulled back the curtain the teensiest bit on how Adobe is running its application suite on Microsoft Azure.

EXFO: Next-Level Assurance Solutions & Automation
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/20/2017

Claudio Mazzuca, Vice President of Systems & Analytics for EXFO, breaks down EXFO's three-part assurance solution for SD-WAN -- Cloud enabled EXFO Worx, real-time performance analytics engine EXFO Xtract, and recent acquisition, Ontology, which boasts a broad, real-time network topology view to help predict and react to anomalies before they impact services.

Iliad's Owner Swoops on Ireland's eir
News Analysis | 12/20/2017

Xavier Niel uses his French operator Iliad and his private holding company NJJ to take a majority stake in eir, Ireland's national operator.

Eurobites: BT's Rural Broadband Offer Spurned
News Analysis | 12/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone tests standalone 5G with Ericsson; Iliad's owner invests in eir; Uber is a transport company; Swisscom's gigabit rollout rolls on.

Boingo & Sprint: Take Challenges Head-On
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 12/20/2017

PRAGUE -- Lauren de la Fuente, vice president of marketing and communications at Boingo Wireless, and Terri Reintjes, director of architecture strategy at Sprint, reflect on how their experience as women in the telecom industry has changed over the last 30 years and where there's still room for improvement.

How Airtel Fought Back Against RJio
News Analysis | 12/20/2017

India's biggest operator has done a reasonable job of countering the challenge from the country's aggressive new entrant.

AT&T Offers Up White Box Operating System
News Analysis | 12/19/2017

Latest initiative aimed at speeding up white box deployment by creating an architecture that encompasses entire ecosystem.

Broadcom Ups Its Game in Ethernet Switching
News Analysis | 12/19/2017

The new Tomahawk 3 sports 128 100G ports, aiming to please hyperscale data center operators.

WOW: Full Steam Ahead on Virtualization
LRTV Interviews | 12/19/2017

In this interview, WOW Technology Integration VP Torryon Coleman explains the company's network virtualization and DAA strategy and goals.

AWS Reportedly Eyeing Deal for Big Data Startup Sqrrl
Scott Ferguson | 12/19/2017

AWS is reportedly eyeing a $40 million deal for Sqrrl, a big data startup that could help the cloud provider add more security.

Regulator Raps DT Zero-Rating Service
News Analysis | 12/19/2017

Germany's telecom regulator has banned elements of Deutsche Telekom's zero-rated service StreamOn, demanding that it align with the EU's net neutrality and roaming requirements.

EXFO: Automate or Stagnate
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/19/2017

Claudio Mazzuca, Vice President of Systems & Analytics Assurance for EXFO, explores why automation is key for providers to survive, profit and deliver next-generation services. He says EXFO is focused on offering real-time test and assurance solutions, ensuring providers have checks and balances in place as they automate service creation and delivery regardless of network type they run on: physical, virtual or hybrid. He also explains how SD-WAN is ripe for automation.

HyTrust DataGravity Acquisition Bears Fruit for Cloud Security
Wagner’s Ring | 12/19/2017

HyTrust launched a software appliance to protect confidential data in the cloud, based on technology it acquired when it bought DataGravity this summer.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Forges Fiber Alliances Down South
News Analysis | 12/19/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WhatsApp faces French fine; Ofcom tackles the pain of switching; fiber for Hasselt; EU defines Uber.

Kazakhtelecom Fires Starting Gun on Automation
News Analysis | 12/19/2017

Robotic process automation could be the next step on the digital transformation journey for Kazakhstan's telecom incumbent.

Net Neutrality Heads to Court & Congress
News Analysis | 12/18/2017

What's next for net neutrality?

Epsilon Automates Provisioning, Killing Legacy
News Analysis | 12/18/2017

After three years developing an API initiative, wholesale provider Epsilon could be ready to drop its legacy provisioning system.

Oracle Buying Construction Specialist Aconex for $1.2B
Scott Ferguson | 12/18/2017

Oracle is paying $1.2 billion for Aconex, an Australia-based company that specializes in cloud-based applications for the construction industry.

Pics: Salesforce Dreamforce Makes San Francisco Weirder
Slide Shows | 12/18/2017

Salesforce Dreamforce is a tech conference as envisioned by the unholy spawn of Walt Disney and Hunter S. Thompson.

Eurobites: Thales Outdoes Atos With $5.6B Bid for Gemalto
News Analysis | 12/18/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia offers cloud-friendly data processing; UK infrastructure czar slams mobile coverage; Deutsche Telekom invests in e-health startup.

Spectrum Enterprise Bets on SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 12/18/2017

Satya Parimi, group VP of data and cloud products at Charter's Spectrum Enterprise, sees a big market for MSO's new hybrid SD-WAN service.

3GPP to Unveil First 5G Spec
News Analysis | 12/18/2017

The spec establishes the foundation for global 5G radio but holds off major features until Release 16.

How to Make AI Smarter
Column | 12/18/2017

To make the most effective use of artificial intelligence, the CMO and CIO must get hitched.

First VR Industry Guidelines Coming at CES
News Analysis | 12/15/2017

The Virtual Reality Industry Forum will be presenting the first set of industry guidelines for virtual reality at CES in January.

Slideshow: Signs & Celebs for Net Neutrality
Slide Shows | 12/15/2017

A photo tour of the net neutrality rally outside the FCC.

Google Nabs Former Cloud Holdout Etsy
Wagner’s Ring | 12/15/2017

Etsy once said the cloud wasn't for them, but now they're taking their IT to Google Cloud, in a pairing-off against mutual competitor Amazon.

IBM Q Network Opens Up Quantum Computing to Researchers, Businesses
Scott Ferguson | 12/15/2017

IBM's newly announced Q Network will give businesses, government agencies and research universities access to Big Blue's 20 qubit quantum computing system.

WiCipedia: Cryptocurrency & a Sexism Code Word
WiCipedia | 12/15/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Where are the women in cryptocurrency?; female CEOs tell tales of being pushed out of tech; international telecom companies make big moves for women; and more.

Eurobites: Ericsson & Telecom Italia Top 20 Gbit/s Over 28GHz in 5G Demo
News Analysis | 12/15/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and BT exchange TV channels; UK military chief warns of Russian subsea skullduggery; Sunrise demos 5G with Huawei.

T-Mobile Netherlands to Merge With Tele2
News Analysis | 12/15/2017

Merger will 'attack' the duopoly of KPN and VodafoneZiggo, says Deutsche Telekom.

Oracle Cloud Revenue Bursts 44%
Wagner’s Ring | 12/14/2017

Cloud revenues rose 44% but Wall Street wasn't satisfied.

FCC Repeals Net Neutrality
Wagner’s Ring | 12/14/2017

The Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality in a 3-2 party line vote.

FCC Ends Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

Chairman Ajit Pai grants his own holiday wish.

EnterpriseWeb Onboards a Virtualization Vet
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

As the VNF onboarding specialist adds to its executive team with a Silicon Valley appointment, 2018 is looking like a breakthrough year for the not-so-young startup.

Arris Charges Into Enterprise Sector
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

With the closing of its $800 million purchase of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch, Arris has created a new enterprise networks unit to focus on the growing wireless LAN and Ethernet switching markets.

Ribbon Cuts Ties With Ray Dolan, Names New CEO
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

Ribbon, the newly named mash-up of Sonus and Genband, cuts ties with ex-Sonus boss Dolan and names Fritz Hobbs its new president and CEO.

Disney Buys Fox for $52.4B
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

Expects the deal to close by June 2018.

CenturyLink Survey: Bloom Not Yet Off MPLS Rose
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

SD-WAN is taking off but it's being used for managing the combination of MPLS and broadband, as companies seek more bandwidth to the cloud.

Ericsson Replaces Major Rival as DT Supplier in 5G Deal
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

Ericsson has dislodged either Huawei or Nokia as one of Deutsche Telekom's two main RAN vendors in Germany.

Kubernetes Advances Windows Support
Wagner’s Ring | 12/14/2017

Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the present-day multicloud environment.

White House Report Calls for Greater Federal Cloud Adoption
Scott Ferguson | 12/14/2017

The Trump Administration is looking to revamp the IT infrastructure of the federal government, and the White House is now planning to rely more on cloud computing.

Three UK's Core Network Transformation Requires New Approach to Assurance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/14/2017

Three UK needed a more scalable technology and it needed to distribute it more widely across the country, so it turned to a combination of Nokia, MYCOM OSI and Astellia.

ETSI's 'Zero Touch' Group Issues Telco Automation White Paper
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

ETSI gives birth to its Zero Touch Network and Service Management group and issues a telco-authored white paper on 'the necessity and benefit of automating network and service operation in next-generation networks.'

Eurobites: Gemalto Spurns Atos Bid
News Analysis | 12/14/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?

T-Mobile buys Layer3 TV, plans OTT launch
News Analysis | 12/13/2017

Un-carrier aims for un-cable.

Project AirGig Goes Down to Georgia
News Analysis | 12/13/2017

The gigabit powerline-riding tech gets a rural workout.

AI Will Create 2.3 Million Jobs by 2020 – Report
Scott Ferguson | 12/13/2017

Gartner's latest analysis of how artificial intelligence will impact the workplace has the technology creating 2.3 million jobs by 2020, but at the same time eliminating 1.8 million positions.

Masergy Adds App Priorities to SD-WAN
News Analysis | 12/13/2017

New feature lets enterprise customers determine how apps are prioritized then applies that automatically to use bandwidth efficiently.

Vapor IO Is Virtualizing the Edge
News Analysis | 12/13/2017

And it's made Chicago its first Kinetic Edge city.

China Mobile Launches UK Mobile Business
News Analysis | 12/13/2017

China's biggest operator teams up with BT to launch a mobile service for Chinese consumers living in or traveling to the UK.

A 5G Reality Check
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2017

PRAGUE, 12/13/2017 - Following his 5G-focused presentation at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown gives a down-to-earth overview on where the industry is right now in terms of bringing early 5G technology and services to market.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, EWE Form FTTH Joint Venture
News Analysis | 12/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Digital Ventures invests in mobile marketing automation startup; Bharti Airtel staying put in Africa; Dixons Carphone profits down.

Intel Capital Invests in Spectrum Efficiency Startup
News Analysis | 12/13/2017

Intel Capital and others are investing $7 million in GenXComm, which says it has the 5G full duplex technology for, er, Gen Y.

Juniper Automates to Speed Up Security
Wagner’s Ring | 12/13/2017

Juniper is providing software to help enterprise networks automatically react to changing security conditions, as well as visualize threat reports from multiple sources.

Arris CEO: Software Isn't Everything
News Analysis | 12/13/2017

CEO Bruce McClelland explains what comes next after the Ruckus acquisition.

Juniper Turns Contrail Into a Platform for Multicloud
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

Contrail is growing into a platform, one that's key to Juniper's multicloud strategy.

Bell Canada Pioneers Production ONAP
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

Network operator launches automated provisioning of data center customers based on ONAP open source software.

AI Video Tools Promise Much, but Can They Deliver?
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

Artificial intelligence technology is one of the hottest areas in telecom, but it also holds great potential in the media and entertainment space.

AWS Opens Second Cloud Region in China
Scott Ferguson | 12/12/2017

Amazon Web Services is opening its second cloud region in China in partnership with Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology.

Gremlin Looks to Bring 'Chaos Engineering' to the Masses
Wagner’s Ring | 12/12/2017

Gremlin launches with $8.75 million funding, and a 'chaos engineering' service to make cloud applications more reliable.

Verizon's New Fios TV Is No More
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

So much for the new IPTV platform.

Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.

Cisco Study Finds an IoT Data Paradox
Scott Ferguson | 12/12/2017

A Cisco study finds that people like Internet of Things devices, but they don't trust companies with all that data.

Eurobites: Huawei Digs Deeper Into Ireland
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus seeks fiber experts; BT offers Symantec endpoint protection tech; Ericsson has seen the future, and it's wacky.

Cryptocurrency Startup Courts Telcos, Launches ICO
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

Telcoin is hoping to raise funds from an initial coin offering as it seeks telco partners that will use its cryptocurrency as part of their mobile money services.

Corning Splashes $900M on 3M's Comms Biz
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

Optical equipment maker bolsters its international presence and product portfolio with major deal.

Atos Bids €4.3B for Gemalto to Create Security, IoT Giant
News Analysis | 12/12/2017

Combination of two companies would be able to generate euro 3.5 billion in cybersecurity, IoT and payments markets, says Atos.

Fixed Wireless: Ready for NLoS Deployment?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/12/2017

(Sponsored.) Even in non-line-of-sight conditions, fixed wireless access can provide reliable high-speed broadband, as tests have now shown.

Ericsson & Samsung to Supply Verizon With Fixed 5G Gear
News Analysis | 12/11/2017

Verizon has been testing with Ericsson and Samsung for months now.

Qualcomm's Hayashi on Re-Imagining the AI Revolution
Mentor Monday | 12/11/2017

Qualcomm's Kathy Herring Hayashi addresses advancements in AI and its impact on job opportunities, how women in communications can both identify and become mentors, and offers her advice for young women considering a career in STEM.

Microsoft Releases Quantum Development Kit & Programming Language
Scott Ferguson | 12/11/2017

Microsoft outlined its quantum computing strategy at Ignite earlier this year, and Redmond has now released a development kit and a new programming language called Q#.

Here's Pai in Your Eye
Alantown | 12/11/2017

Could the FCC Chairman be taking such a radical position on net neutrality just to force Congress's hand and broker a compromise?

Cisco: Enterprises Will 'Spend Differently'
Wagner’s Ring | 12/11/2017

As Cisco transforms from hardware sales to recurring software and services revenue, enterprises need to get used to different spending patterns.

IoT Spending to Reach $772B in 2018 – Report
Scott Ferguson | 12/11/2017

A recent report from IDC finds that IoT spending will increase more than 14% between 2017 and 2018 to reach $772 billion by the end of next year, with the manufacturing, utilities and transportation industries spending the most.

Eurobites: Nokia COO Leaves After Just 9 Months in Job
News Analysis | 12/11/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson trials LAA with SingTel; WiFi Internet boost in Lagos; VEON exec heads to Digicel; BT's new legal eagle.

Apple to Buy Music App Shazam for $400M – Report
News Analysis | 12/11/2017

iPhone maker will snap up music-recognition service in a $400 million takeover this week, say reports.

T-Mobile's Las Vegas Lessons on NB-IoT
News Analysis | 12/11/2017

Rolling out an NB-IoT network in Las Vegas has taught T-Mobile lessons it can use as it moves toward national coverage next year.

How Taxing Will OTT Be?
Column | 12/11/2017

As content and service providers turn more to streaming video, they should weigh the tax implications of their new services.

WOW Nears 'Cap & Grow' for Virtualization
News Analysis | 12/11/2017

Start the 12-month countdown.

Netflix Evaluating AI for Personalized Trailers
News Analysis | 12/8/2017

The OTT giant is exploring the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create more personalized trailers to drive subscribers to new shows.

What If Disney & Comcast Split for Fox?
MariNation | 12/8/2017

Why Comcast would still come out a winner even if it split a deal for Fox with Disney.

Cisco Acquiring Cloud Optimization Specialist Cmpute.io
Scott Ferguson | 12/8/2017

For its latest acquisition, Cisco is buying Cmpute.io, a small cloud optimization specialist that looks to help cut the cost of managing multiple clouds.

C-V2X: A Turbo Boost for Connected Cars?
News Analysis | 12/8/2017

An emerging cellular technology could speed the autonomous vehicle toward reality.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Digital Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/8/2017

Gluttony. Lust. And five others. What's not to like?

You Can't Fix OTT Streaming Problems If You Can't See Them
Column | 12/8/2017

When classic deep packet inspection isn't enough.

WiCipedia: Fashionable Coding & Netflix/SAS Lead Innovation Race
WiCipedia | 12/8/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Big names in fashion take over coding programs; Netflix leads race for innovation; how #metoo scandals affect tech and telecom; and more.

Make-a-Wish Foundation Soars to Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 12/8/2017

The Make-a-Wish Foundation is looking to Salesforce to streamline the process of fulfilling dreams for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Eurobites: Ericsson Restates Its Financials, Warns of Impairment Charges
News Analysis | 12/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone abandons Maltese merger; Sheffield sticks the knife into Uber; Turk Telekom's TV ambitions.

Optical Disaggregation Is Coming, but Do Carriers Care?
News Analysis | 12/8/2017

Web-scale players are enthused about the optical white box, but carriers have other priorities, as Sterling Perrin reported at 2020 Vision in Prague.

Blue Planet Shines for Ciena, as Vendor Digs Into Network Automation
News Analysis | 12/7/2017

CFO says acquisition to boost the software business could be a possibility in 2018.

US Carriers Claim Progress on Different LPWA Paths
News Analysis | 12/7/2017

T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are using NB-IoT, LTE-M and LoRa respectively, and each can claim its technology is showing signs of maturity.

Juniper Scouts for Multicloud Cybersecurity M&A Targets
News Analysis | 12/7/2017

Multicloud cybersecurity is a key market for Juniper and it plans to evolve organically or with M&A to be in the vanguard, says the vendor's CEO Rami Rahim.

Dell Technologies Posts Smaller Q3 Loss
Scott Ferguson | 12/7/2017

Dell Technologies posted a smaller loss during its 2018 financial third quarter as the company continues to adjust to life as a private company, and expands into new areas such as hyperconverged.

The Anatomy of Automation: Q&A With Cisco's Roland Acra
From the Founder | 12/7/2017

Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.

Eurobites: ETNO Spreads Gloom on Investment & the Race to 5G
News Analysis | 12/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange bullish on fiber rollout; O2 takes 4G to the Highlands; Vodafone starts analog switch-off in Germany.

Automation Brings Rise of the Juniper Bots
News Analysis | 12/7/2017

Bring on the bots... and the super bots.

Orange Capex to Peak at €7.4B in 2018
News Analysis | 12/7/2017

French telecom incumbent says capital expenditure will reach a peak next year before starting to decline in 2019.

Juniper Launches 'Bots' for Self-Driving Networks
Wagner’s Ring | 12/7/2017

Juniper is advancing its intent-based networking strategy with automated tools for monitoring network health, testing configuration changes and maintaining peering arrangements between networks.

Telcos' Futures Depend on Catching 'Frontier' Technologies
News Analysis | 12/7/2017

The biggest innovations will come from out of the blue, and telcos need to cultivate a way to find those gems early, Heavy Reading Analyst Steve Bell explains at the Vision 2020 Executive Summit.

B/OSS Transformation Defies IT Budget Cuts
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/7/2017

The most recent Thought Leadership Council survey finds that business/operations support system (B/OSS) transformation will be an important focus for service providers in the coming years.

Telcos Face Limited TV Options – HR Analyst
News Analysis | 12/6/2017

Despite the hefty investment requirements, operators may be reluctant to move away from offering TV services.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Shifts Focus to Serverless, Containers
Scott Ferguson | 12/6/2017

With the release of PCF 2.0, Pivotal is focusing more on serverless computing and containers, as well as a new marketplace for developers that includes tools from GitHub, Splunk, New Relic, Apigee and IBM.

Comcast Gig Box Goes Nationwide, No LoRa Yet
News Analysis | 12/6/2017

The advanced gateway is packed with gigabit connectivity, advanced WiFi tech and IoT radios, but no LoRa support this time around.

Should Finisar Buy Oclaro?
News Analysis | 12/6/2017

Finisar should move now to solidify a leadership role in the 400G generation, analyst Michael Genovese reasons.

Telecom Industry Falling Short on 5G Architecture Challenges – HR Analyst
News Analysis | 12/6/2017

Operators may have to look beyond traditional standards bodies and vendors for answers to questions about 5G system architecture.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Gets Serious About Fixed Network Spin-Off
News Analysis | 12/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple blocks the MiPad; BT pushes 360-degree sports action; Ericsson demos LAA with T-Mobile; Andromeda mastermind collared.

Viavi Takes Big Step on Automation Path
News Analysis | 12/6/2017

Real-time analytics across legacy and virtualized networks? Yes, please.

Arista Takes Network Automation Fight to Cisco
News Analysis | 12/6/2017

Networks of the future are software-based, running on equipment built on merchant silicon, Arista says. That doesn't describe Cisco and other incumbents.

Arista Takes Aim at Cisco: 'Legacy Routers Are a Thing of the Past'
Wagner’s Ring | 12/6/2017

Routers are dead, but routing continues to be important, Arista says.

Automation Opportunities a 'Top 5' Topic for BT, Says Tech Chief
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

Howard Watson, the CEO of BT's Technology, Service and Operations division, says automation is very high on BT's 'to do' list but the operator knows it can't just do away with manual processes immediately.

Google & Amazon Heat Up Machine Learning Rivalry
Wagner’s Ring | 12/5/2017

The two companies are introducing separate, competitive automated video and language recognition services fueled by machine learning.

Ergen Out as Dish CEO
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

All eyes are on Dish's wireless future.

Juniper Takes On Network Automation for Telefónica
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

Juniper and Telefonica lay out major automation project to create a 'self-driving network.'

Intel & Hyper Combine on a Container Alternative
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

Intel and Hyper each aimed to improve VMs by adding the lightweight nature of containers. Now they're joining forces under the auspices of the OpenStack Foundation.

Next-Gen Services Need Customer Control
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

Panel at Future of Cable Business Services event says putting the customer in charge requires automation to create simple but powerful interfaces.

CoreOS Extends Tectonic Into Open Cloud Services
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

Automated developer tools become part of CoreOS's Kubernetes package, Tectonic, as a way of encouraging open services in the cloud.

TRAI (Again) Recommends in Favor of Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

India's regulator has backed net neutrality just as US authorities turn away from it.

IBM's Power9-Based AC922 System Designed for AI Workloads
Scott Ferguson | 12/5/2017

The AC922 is the first commercial server to use IBM's Power9 processor and is designed specifically for artificial intelligence applications. These same systems form the basis of the new 'Summit' and 'Sierra' supercomputers for the US Energy Department.

Eurobites: Nokia Lands Analytics Deal in Nigeria
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends UK managed services deal; Vodafone cozies up to SoftBank, chooses Huawei's OpenStack offering; ETSI forms augmented reality group.

RAD Shares Insights on Latest Developments in vCPE & SD-WAN, & the MEF17 Silver Award Winning PoC
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/5/2017

RAD's VP of Marketing and Business Development, Ilan Tevet, sits down with Light Reading's Editor-At-Large, Carol Wilson, to discuss the recent developments in vCPE and SD-WAN, along with how RAD's Flexible vCPE-Toolbox with its vCPE-OS for any server allows operators to deploy white boxes at the network's edge today. In addition, this talk also discusses the MEF17 silver award winning PoC.

Broadcom Aims to Strong-Arm Qualcomm
News Analysis | 12/5/2017

With no sign of 'constructive dialogue' from its takeover target Qualcomm, Broadcom has turned tough.

Skilled Women Can Fuel Tech Growth
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 12/4/2017

LONDON, 12/4/2017 - There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.

Moffett: Watch for Telco 'Wounded Animals'
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

Cable companies' success in the business services market may be a dangerous thing.

BT's Bogeyman: A Soccer-Mad Amazon
Morris Lore | 12/4/2017

A shimmy into the UK's soccer market by Amazon could hasten the need for a strategy rethink at BT.

Silver Peak Racks Up 600 Customers Despite SD-WAN 'Shake Out'
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

SD-WAN supplier Silver Peak has racked up over 600 enterprise production customers despite an increasingly competitive SD-WAN market.

Net Neutrality Is Not a Rational Debate
Morris Lore | 12/4/2017

Irrational scaremongering about net neutrality is rife, and the real problems are being ignored.

SD-WAN: Where's the Money Savings?
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

SD-WAN is one software-defined technologies that could have big implications for enterprises of all sizes. However, it's important to remember that there are some essential best practices to ensure that SD-WAN can save the business money.

Orange Open Labs Invites Enterprise App Development
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

Orange Business Services is launching a new initiative to invite enterprise customers to develop customized Cisco Spark applications at Orange Labs.

Eurobites: Prysmian to Buy General Cable for $3B
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Blackberry loses patents case to Nokia; Telecom Italia looks at fixed-line network; Tele2 goes with Infobip for enterprise messaging.

Amazon Launches Managed Kubernetes Service
Wagner’s Ring | 12/4/2017

Amazon was late to Kubernetes, but now it wants to take the hassle out of managing Kubernetes on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

LR Podcast: Cable Nibbles Away at Telco Services
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

In this edition, Alan Breznick and Mari Silbey dissect the cable business services market, Mari gives her take on the Arris acquisition of Ruckus Wireless and Craig Matsumoto looks at the phantom M&A action involving Nokia and Juniper.

Facebook Shrugs Off Brexit With UK Jobs Move
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

Social networking giant says it will recruit 800 London-based employees next year as it opens a new facility in central London.

A Supercomputer Small Enough to Fit in Your Cloud
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

For decades, supercomputer and high-performance systems were out-of-reach for mostly everyone, expect big government agencies and research universities with deep pockets. However, the cloud is changing all that.

Equinix Makes a Major Global Cloud Play
News Analysis | 12/4/2017

Expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises almost on-demand access to cloud players and interconnections that are part of its ecosystem.

So Who's Going to Buy Interoute?
Shades of Ray | 12/3/2017

European fiber network operator and cloud service provider is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look east...

Busting Myths About Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X)
News Analysis | 12/1/2017

Connected vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are accelerating the race towards the autonomous vehicle and Intelligent Transport Systems.

Arris Reels in Ruckus – Why I Like This Deal
MariNation | 12/1/2017

Hello convergence.

Verizon Delivers Bundled Billing
News Analysis | 12/1/2017

As the latest update to its SDN platform, Verizon's Virtual Network Services - One provides enterprise customers with a new option for more centralized contracting and billing for hardware, software and management services.

Intel's Diane Bryant Jumps Over to Google Cloud
News Analysis | 12/1/2017

Diane Bryant, who headed Intel's highly visible Data Center Group, has left to become COO at Google Cloud under Diane Greene.

Amazon Introduces 'DeepLens,' a $249 AI-Enabled Video Camera
Wagner’s Ring | 12/1/2017

Amazon Web Services pitches DeepLens as a tool to help developers teach themselves machine learning.

AWS GuardDuty Looks to Lock Down Cloud Security
Scott Ferguson | 12/1/2017

At its re:Invent show in Las Vegas this week, Amazon Web Services is looking to expand its cloud security portfolio with a new featured dubbed GuardDuty.

WiCipedia: Apple's Diversity Dilemma & Women Have Tech Edge, Study Finds
WiCipedia | 12/1/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Watch your words to avoid the chopping block; Valley-ites expand to less tech-centric locales; LinkedIn works to close the STEM gap early; and more.

Eurobites: EE Commits to Railways 4G Boost
News Analysis | 12/1/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice sells off Swiss data center unit; MegaFon raises forecast, but warns of challenges ahead; MTS goes with Microsoft's Azure for cloud services.

Apple Will Ditch Dialog, Design Own Power Chips – Report
News Analysis | 12/1/2017

iPhone maker will stop using Dialog Semiconductor and start designing its own power management chips, says report.

Epsilon: Future Wholesale Markets Need Better APIs
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2017

ORLANDO, 12/1/2017 - Wholesaler Epsilon developed its own system for delivering connectivity to CPaaS players and others, but longer term, the industry needs a plan, says Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development.

America's First 5G? So Far: So Blah!
Jonestown | 12/1/2017

Fixed 5G will be good for Verizon and friends, but it surely doesn't appear to be anything like a wireless revolution. Yet!

EU Court Ruling Challenges Cloud DVR Services
News Analysis | 12/1/2017

The EU Court of Justice has ruled that time-shifting video in the cloud is defined as 'communication to the public' and requires the prior permission of the rights holder.

Contenders Rev Their Engines at the Start of the V2X Race
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/1/2017

Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) systems are gaining traction in the market, and may surpass dedicated short range communications (DSRC) systems in traffic safety applications across the world.

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