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ON2020 Shares Operator Visions for the Future of Optical Networking at OFC 2018
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/28/2018

ON2020 is running a workshop at OFC where speakers from leading operators will share their visions and discuss roadmaps for optical networking.

Why Sky's the Limit for Comcast
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

Despite investor skepticism, Comcast executives see Sky as 'great fit' as they seek to create greater scale, expand internationally, add more high-value content and boost their technological capabilities.

Susan Johnson & Her Career Acceleration in AT&T
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

Susan Johnson, SVP Global Supply Chain of AT&T, discusses her leadership strategy and how her background in investment banking prepared her for a career in the telecom industry. Susan also talks about lessons learned from the different roles she has held at AT&T over the course of her career.

OrbTV: CENX & Nan Chen – Exploring MEF's 3.0 SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

CENX's Nan Chen, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, describes MEF's 3.0 SD-WAN projects and efforts to develop SD-WAN specifications. In addition, Chen explains what telcos can learn from automation initiatives in other industries.

OrbTV: MobiledgeX Further Exploring Edge Computing Opportunities
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

Jason Hoffman, CEO of MobiledgeX, explains Deutsche Telekom's role in launching MobiledgeX and how edge computing supports new applications and technologies such as IoT.

Investors Burn Frontier Over Missing Dividend
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

Company suspends dividend payments to pay down debt, sees stock fall 25%.

Is Paid Prioritization the New Privacy?
Rewired | 2/28/2018

Internet users have grown used to being tracked online, but will they ever accept the fact that some applications need special treatment by ISPs?

OrbTV: EdgeConneX Expanding Edge Data in South America & Europe
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer of EdgeConneX, discusses plans to expand edge data centers in South America and Europe in an effort to meet rising demand for cloud services.

Altice Amps Up US Capex for FTTH, New Box
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

Altice USA aims to boost capital spending by roughly 30% this year as it ramps up FTTH network construction, deploys new home entertainment hubs and preps for new wireless service.

VMware Takes NFV to the Edge
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

VMware is looking to help service providers push apps out to the edge, where they're needed for analytics, data connection, IoT and other use cases.

AI Is in Diverse Parts of a Mobile Operator's Business: Here’s Why
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/28/2018

Although artificial intelligence (AI) has been a part of the mobile network for decades, vendors have only scratched the surface in the ability of AI applications in their offerings and have started exploring more deeply.

OpenStack 'Queens' Takes on New Workloads
Wagner’s Ring | 2/28/2018

The 17th OpenStack update, dubbed 'Queens,' adds support for GPUs and containers to meet the needs of emerging technologies such as edge computing, NFV and machine learning.

Spirent Passes the Coffee Test
Shades of Ray | 2/28/2018

Great coffee is essential when at Mobile World Congress and, once again, Spirent has delivered.

Ericsson Wants to Add Compute to CDNs
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

CDNs can offer more than just storage at the edge.

Orange: Still No Clear Business Case for vRAN
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

Orange has been carrying out vRAN trials but has yet to be convinced that a commercial rollout would make sense.

GSMA's Innovation City Tour
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

Peter Montgomery, Director of Partnerships at GSMA, gives us an overview on this year's Innovation City at MWC, which hosts the GSMA's key programs and initiatives including Future Networks, Internet of Things, Mobile Connect and Mobile for Development.

Eurobites: Telenor Targets Smart Cities With Cisco
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom introduces ten-year flat data rate for IoT; Ericsson and MTS open 5G test center in Russia; TIM cozies up to Qualcomm.

The Matrix Phone Reloaded
LRTV Documentaries | 2/28/2018

Following the success of last year's update to the classic Nokia 3310, HMD Global returned to MWC with the 8110 - a flip phone made famous when it helped Neo escape the Matrix. With a focus on basic features, long battery life and a hidden keypad, it's a Nokia-badged throwback that would make any 90s kid happy.

OrbTV: NTT & Multicloud Trends
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

Len Padilla, VP Product Strategy of NTT Europe, discusses how we're witnessing a growing multicloud trend and how NTT is advising enterprise customers transitioning into the multicloud environment.

OrbTV: MWC 2018 Day 2 Wrap-Up
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Iain Morris wrap up Day 2 of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with initial thoughts on service provider and product announcements.

OrbTV: AT&T and Customers Moving to the Digital Mode
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2018

Roman Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer of AT&T Business, discusses how its new product FlexWare is helping its enterprise customers with their digital transformation.

T-Mobile to Roll Out 5G in 30 US Cities in 2018
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

The network deployment will be split 'roughly 50/50' between Ericsson and Nokia, according to T-Mobile's CEO.

Chen Lifang: Connecting All Things Is the Basis of Everything Else
News from Huawei | 2/27/2018

Chen Lifang, Senior Vice President of Huawei, emphasized that connecting all things is the basis of everything else, and is the cornerstone of an intelligent world, in her speech in Unlocking New Economic Value Summit during Mobile Congress World 2018.

OrbTV: Ernst & Young on the Transformation of Telcos
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2018

Holger Forst, Global Telecom Assurance Leader of EY, discusses the challenges and transformation telcos undergo through an ever changing ecosystem.

NTT DoCoMo: Capex to Fall With 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

Several of the world's biggest operators have said they do not expect capital expenditure to rise with the deployment of 5G technology.

OrbTV: Verizon's 5G & SD-WAN Capabilities
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2018

Shawn Hakl, SVP Business Products, discusses Verizon's new strategies for IoT strategy including the impact of 5G on its approach to SD-WAN.

Court Puts FTC Back in Net Neutrality Mix
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

US appeals court upholds agency's authority to regulate some trade practices of common carriers, lets suit proceed against AT&T.

Digitalization: Key to 5G Indoor Success
News from Huawei | 2/27/2018

Boosting intensive indoor coverage in preparation for the 5G era has been and will continue to be a serious concern for many operators. What options are available for operators?

Finding New Growth with All Business Connected LTE Evolution
News from Huawei | 2/27/2018

From simple individual communication to digital society, new businesses bring huge opportunities to mobile operators who are facing challenges in growth.

Eurobites: TIM, Ericsson Go vRAN in Turin
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo makes 5G claims in Qatar, while Vodafone beats a retreat; network slicers come together; Bouygues trials 5G in Bordeaux.

China Mobile Claims First 3GPP Standard 5G CPE
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

The Huawei-built unit supports the 3GPP 5G NR spec at 3.5GHz.

Major Telcos Pool Efforts to Slash 5G RAN Costs
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DoCoMo and Orange have clubbed together to form ORAN, which combines the XRAN and C-RAN groups that were previously active in this area.

Another Reason to Promote Women in Comms
Que Sera Sarah | 2/27/2018

More women in leadership and board positions could help combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Join WiC in Denver as we discuss this and more on March 22.

Juniper Weathers Hypercloud Storm, Says CTO Koley
Wagner’s Ring | 2/27/2018

Juniper is getting clobbered by the transition by hypercloud providers to 'scale out' architecture from 'scale up.' But that'll change soon, Juniper CTO Bikash Koley tells Enterprise Cloud News.

SKT in Talks With DT to Join MobiledgeX
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

South Korean telco could team up with Deutsche Telekom on edge computing through an investment in its MobiledgeX business.

GTT Snaps Up Interoute for $2.3B
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

There was significant interest in acquiring Interoute but the winning bid for the cloud-savvy network operator came from GTT.

Facebook Expands Rural Efforts With TIP Team
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

At the MWC Facebook press conference, Jay Parikh highlighted the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiatives to connect rural regions.

Ryan Ding: On 5G, Work With Huawei
News from Huawei | 2/27/2018

Ryan Ding, Huawei Executive Director and President of Carrier Business Group, shared his views and vision for 5G with the industry at the '5G is Now' Summit during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.

Comcast Bids $31B to Steal Sky From Fox, Disney
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

Comcast wants to own [the] Sky.

Vodafone's Colao, DT's Höttges Lock Horns in Barca
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

The bosses of two of Europe's biggest telcos have clashed over prospective takeover activity in Germany.

DT Will Start Commercial 5G Trials in 2018
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

German telco plots launch of 5G network services in 2020 following commercial trials in Germany and other European markets this year.

Cisco Lands One on Ericsson With Open vRAN Initiative
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Ciscosson relationship is in tatters as Cisco spearheads radio access network initiative that competes against Ericsson.

Ruckus Reveals CBRS Home Gateway
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Arris brings Ruckus to the home with new fixed wireless broadband gateway.

MWC 2018: Ericsson CEO Interview
LRTV Interviews | 2/26/2018

Ericsson's CEO Borje Ekholm talks to Light Reading about 5G investments, automation, business models and more at Mobile World Congress 2018.

Verizon: We'll Be First With Fixed & Mobile 5G
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Verizon takes 5G marketing fight to chilly Spain!

Telenor: Containers Essential to 5G
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

New white paper, co-authored by Metaswitch, relates PoC and trial experience showing faster service turn-up, greater efficiencies.

First 5G Core Spec Coming in June
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Open APIs are the order of the day.

Quint Plays: The Smart (Home) Move for SPs
Column | 2/26/2018

IoT technologies are now enabling cable operators and other service providers to offer 'quint play' bundles with smart home services for subscribers.

SAP Debuts a Buffet-Style Cloud Plan
Wagner’s Ring | 2/26/2018

Enterprises can buy SAP Cloud services on a one price 'consumption-based' plan rather than a la carte.

IBM: Incumbents 'Striking Back' at Business Disruption
Wagner’s Ring | 2/26/2018

For the first time in years, CXOs say incumbents are leading disruption, rather than startups or Internet giants, according to IBM.

Eurobites: Vodafone Enlists Samsung's Help for 'Smart Home' Service
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials 5G in Milan with Nokia; TIM teams up with Cisco for cybersecurity and more; DT and SAP extend partnership.

Fly Me to the Moon: Nokia & Vodafone Team Up for Lunar Expedition
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

'Out of this world' deal to be announced this week at Mobile World Congress. Honest!

Europe at Risk of 'Slow, Fragmented' 5G, Warns Vodafone Boss
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

If European authorities regulate 5G in the same way as 3G and 4G, they will deal a blow to the nascent technology, warns Vodafone boss.

Telstra Automates, Builds Out Distributed Cloud to Support 5G
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Australian operator is converting local exchanges into mini data centers and introducing multiple automated processes as it prepares to introduce 5G services in 2019, say key executives.

A Quiet Year for Video at MWC?
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

AT&T and Verizon aren't saying much about mobile video ahead of this year at Mobile World Congress.

Ericsson CEO: Net Neutrality Threatens 5G
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Ericsson boss takes aim at regulatory authorities, arguing that net neutrality rules could impede the rollout of mission-critical 5G services.

TPx Takes SD-WAN International With Silver Peak
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

TPx Communications is partnering with Silver Peak to expand its SD-WAN service internationally and to larger enterprises.

Humans Beware: Ericsson Readies Machines to Run the Network
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Swedish vendor is set to launch a handful of 'machine intelligence' products at this week's MWC and says 15 major operators are interested in its AI goodies.

Telefónica Takes Aura AI Tool Into 6 Markets
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Spanish telco launches the voice-activated 'cognitive' assistant that it first announced at Mobile World Congress last year.

DT-Owned MobiledgeX to Power German Telco's Edge Rollout
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

The German telecom incumbent plans to use software from its wholly owned Silicon Valley subsidiary to support its edge-computing deployment.

Nokia makes 5G waves with its ReefShark chip
News Analysis | 2/25/2018

An optimized in-house chip has resulted in strong 5G traction with major operators, boasts Nokia's CEO.

AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN Goes Global
News Analysis | 2/23/2018

AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN is now available as a VNF on the AT&T FlexWare platform in over 150 countries.

TM9, Powering Smartphones With an Astonishingly High Throughput
News from Huawei | 2/23/2018

TM9, a standardized transmission mode defined by 3GPP, is the core technology for further improving FDD LTE user throughput.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Pre-MWC Special
LRTV Documentaries | 2/23/2018

On your way to Barcelona for you-know-what? Eschew that tired old in-flight movie and listen instead to Telecoms.com's own Fun Boy Three, who bring you their unique take on what's likely to be hot - or not - at MWC.

India Steps Up Its 5G Efforts
News Analysis | 2/23/2018

Indian authorities and operators are keen to play a role in the development of 5G technology.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tiptoes Toward 5G With 4.5G Moves
News Analysis | 2/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and KPN claim LoRa breakthrough; digital education in Africa; Nokia's 'Conscious Factory in a Box'; 5G fanfare from DT, Huawei and Intel.

WiCipedia: Moms as Breadwinners & Black Panther a Win for WiT
WiCipedia | 2/23/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Motherhood is on the rise; Damore gets shut down; Hollywood gets something right; and more.

Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Wagner’s Ring | 2/23/2018

Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.

BT Gets Boost After Ofcom Raises Broadband Price Cap
News Analysis | 2/23/2018

Shares rise in UK incumbent but it still complains that wholesale price caps will chew into sales and revenues at its Openreach business.

How Long Before We Hit Peak MWC?
Morris Lore | 2/23/2018

Mobile World Congress remains the must-attend event in the telecom industry, even as concern grows about its sprawl and spin.

CenturyLink: Millennials Driving SMB Bus
News Analysis | 2/23/2018

Head of CenturyLink's SMB biz says younger customers do more business digitally and require greater automation of back office ordering and more.

FCC Sets April Funeral for Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 2/22/2018

Making net neutrality's planned demise official, Commission sets April 23 as the end date for the Obama-era rules with publication of its new deregulatory order in the Federal Register.

Clearfield Gets Passive Aggressive
News Analysis | 2/22/2018

Company expanding market reach and product portfolio in the fiber distribution space with Calix passive product line acquisition and new aerial gear.

Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Wagner’s Ring | 2/22/2018

Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, Internet of Things and general purpose serverless software.

Eurobites: Italian Antitrust Watchdog Gets Its Teeth Into TIM
News Analysis | 2/22/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica profit up by a third, extends wholesale FTTH deal with Orange; more 5G action; Nokia memo confirms healthcare U-turn.

DT to Splurge €12.5B in 2018 Capex as It Preps for 5G
News Analysis | 2/22/2018

German telecom incumbent will increase spending in Germany this year as it starts to prepare for the launch of higher-speed 5G services.

Google Launches Global IoT Connectivity
Wagner’s Ring | 2/22/2018

Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect up millions of Internet of Things devices around the world, has been launched into general availability.

Why Video Providers Should Adopt HEVC Now
Column | 2/22/2018

Despite Apple's recent embrace of the new AVI video codec, service and content providers should still place their bets on HEVC now and worry about AVI later.

Sling TV Soars at Dish's Expense
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Releasing its Sling TV sub umbers for the first time, Dish Network reports that its OTT service scaled 2 million subscribers while its core satellite TV service continued to shed customers.

Broadcom Drops Offer for Qualcomm to $117B
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

The Broadcom/Qualcomm M&A slap fight rolls on.

Who Puts Mobile Biz at Risk? It's You & Me
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Verizon's first-ever Mobile Security Index shows global professionals managing mobile devices for businesses fear their employees the most.

Orange Rules Out M&A Moves in France, Returns to Growth
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Orange will not initiate any takeover activity in France, says CEO, as company reports domestic sales growth for first time since 2009.

Cisco: Attackers 'Weaponize' Cloud Services
Wagner’s Ring | 2/21/2018

Attackers are launching attacks from the cloud, while enterprises migrating to the cloud are leaving themselves vulnerable by failing to take basic precautions, according to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report.

Ruckus Revels in IoT & CBRS at MWC
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Big product announcements arrive from the newly minted Arris subsidiary.

Eurobites: Cobham Adds DAS to German Capital
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre connects the Granite City; wireless wonders lined up for MWC; Telefonica Deutschland sees losses widen in Q4.

AT&T Reveals Initial 5G Cities
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Atlanta, Dallas and Waco will be among the first US cities to get AT&T's mobile 5G in 2018.

Qualcomm Ups NXP Bid, Angers Broadcom
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Qualcomm is now offering $44 billion for NXP.

Liberty Global: Not So Fast on D3.1
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

Despite an initial 2017 deployment of DOCSIS 3.1, Liberty Global is holding at D3.0 while it brings its HFC networks up to speed.

Stakes Run High for Tivo in Comcast Suit
MariNation | 2/20/2018

Even a win in court doesn't mean Tivo will walk away a victor.

Sigfox Loses Networks Boss Fruges – Sources
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

Executive responsible for the global rollout of Sigfox technology is the latest senior figure to leave the French company, according to sources.

AT&T Sharpens Edge With New Open Source Effort, Test Lab Launch
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

Company announces new group within Linux Foundation and launches its edge computing test zone in Palo Alto.

How Microsoft Became an Unlikely Open Source Champion
Wagner’s Ring | 2/20/2018

Seventeen years after Microsoft's CEO called open source a 'cancer,' here's what the company learned in its open source turnaround.

Cisco Unveils 'Crosswork' – a Grand Plan to Automate SP Networks
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

Cisco Crosswork Network Automation is designed to help service providers innovate faster to meet demand. But are Cisco the guys to deliver on this solution?

21st Century Networking? Welcome to the Lock-In
From the Founder | 2/20/2018

The world of virtualization is struggling to wrench itself away from the claws of vendor lock-in, which runs counter to everything that NFV stands for.

Eurobites: Vodafone Uses 4G to Track Drones
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the smart city; more 5G claims; BT sells cable-making business; new boss-in-waiting for Ireland's eir.

Proxy Firm Wants Qualcomm to Continue Talks With Broadcom
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

ISS wants Qualcomm to take $121 billion Broadcom bid as starting point for talks.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: A Little Ray of Sunshine
LRTV Documentaries | 2/20/2018

Ain't no sunshine when he's gone, so Ray's back with Scott to talk about full-on fiber and Nokia's tactical withdrawal from the digital health market.

Telefónica Expands Its Global Telco Cloud
News Analysis | 2/19/2018

Wholesale arm of Spanish giant has added seven new network functions hubs to enhance its virtualization capabilities.

35% of Cloud Spending Is Wasted – RightScale
Slide Shows | 2/19/2018

Many cloud users aren't thinking about optimizing their spending because they are still experimenting with cloud, and enjoying the first flush of savings from moving off-prem.

Eurobites: Nokia & Tele2 Combine for IoT
News Analysis | 2/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: using church spires for mobile antennas in the UK; how du will book your vacation for you; Belgian watchdog bites back at Facebook; for DT, the only way is ethics.

Digital India Is Coming... but When?
LRTV Documentaries | 2/19/2018

Join Light Reading's Tien Chi Fu for a fun trip in India that includes some telecom insights, local street foods and some very heavy traffic.

Axiata Digital Services' Lye: Find the Right Leader to Follow
Mentor Monday | 2/19/2018

Amanda Lye, Axiata Digital's 32-year-old associate director of strategy, is breaking the mold in the telecom industry.

Liberty Global Ratchets Up Capex Again
News Analysis | 2/16/2018

Already spending heavily on network extensions and new equipment, especially in the UK, big European MSO aims to boost its capex even higher in 2018.

PON, 5G & the Case for Convergence
News Analysis | 2/16/2018

5G may finally be driving the business case for fixed mobile convergence.

Will China React to Latest US Huawei, ZTE Slapdown?
News Analysis | 2/16/2018

With their network infrastructure systems already on the "do not touch" list, the Chinese vendors now find their smartphones labelled as a security risk. But will this lead to reprisals?

Eurobites: Italian Operators Face Antitrust Probe
News Analysis | 2/16/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; Three Ireland earmarks funds for 5G; Deutsche Telekom extends edge computing R&D.

T-Mobile Injects AI Into Customer Service
News Analysis | 2/16/2018

T-Mobile is deploying Tupl's ACCR tool, which utilizes AI, machine learning and automation, to expedite responses to customer help tickets.

WiCipedia: Terrible People, #MeToo Venting & Magic Mike, Here We Come!
WiCipedia | 2/16/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Another tech conference, another inappropriate after-party; views on math affect performance; equal pay schmequal pay; and more.

Competition Heats Up for SDN/NFV Processing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/16/2018

The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and CSPs requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by many vendors.

Google Buys Xively for $50M to Build IoT Muscle
Wagner’s Ring | 2/16/2018

Google is buying the Internet of Things platform from LogMeIn, which bought Xively in 2014 for $12 million.

Enterprise Leads Blockbuster 4Q for Arista – but Wall Street's Not Impressed
Wagner’s Ring | 2/16/2018

Despite a blockbuster fourth quarter, Wall Street was unhappy with Arista.

5G: The Density Question
Jonestown | 2/15/2018

Double the density, double the fun!

IBM, Microsoft Duke It Out Over Chief Diversity Hire
Que Sera Sarah | 2/15/2018

IBM alleges Microsoft's hire of its Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre violates its non-compete agreement, but should improving diversity be a proprietary process?

Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Shades of Ray | 2/15/2018

The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.

Oracle Buys Zenedge to Bolster Security
Wagner’s Ring | 2/15/2018

Zenedge protects against distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and provides Web Application Firewall protection.

Ruckus Gives Arris a Boost in Q4
News Analysis | 2/15/2018

Only a month after the acquisition closed, Ruckus was already contributing to Arris's top-line growth.

CenturyLink CEO: Automation Key to Improved Customer Experience
News Analysis | 2/15/2018

Glen Post pledges more automated and simplified products, processes and systems in future for a combined CenturyLink-Level 3.

Eurobites: Nokia Gets a Case of the Shakes Over Digital Health Market
News Analysis | 2/15/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media stands out for Liberty Global; Sigfox accentuates the positive; fiber's socio-economic benefits.

Juniper Looks to Weave Multicloud Network
Wagner’s Ring | 2/15/2018

Juniper is looking to weave a smooth networking tapestry from branch, to campus, to data center, to public cloud – essential, the company says, for enterprises in the cloud era.

Cisco Returns to Growth, With Help From Network Automation
Wagner’s Ring | 2/14/2018

Cisco's new intent-based networking strategy helps the company break a two-year revenue decline.

Equinix Buys Infomart Dallas for $800M in Southwest Expansion
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

Data center/interconnection specialist buys iconic Dallas facility to fuel its expansion in southwestern US.

GCI Takes SD-WAN to Pacific Northwest
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

GCI is deploying a new SD-WAN platform, CloudFlex SD-WAN, to business customers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Com Hem Rolls Harmonic's Software CCAP
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

Although Com Hem isn't Harmonic's first CableOS customer, it is the first one to go on the record as deploying the vendor's virtualized cable access network system known as CableOS.

Eurobites: UK's 5G Auction Hurdle Cleared
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia addresses virtualization risks; ARM targets machine learning; UK soccer rights auction suffers deflation.

Bringing Blockchain to the Roaming Market
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

Irish-Russian startup reckons blockchain can solve roaming's core problems of cost and complexity.

Windstream Rebrands to Challenge Incumbents
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

Rebranded units will more aggressively target customers, particularly customers of incumbents not changing with the times.

SaltStack Shakes $15.5M Funding to Automate Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
Wagner’s Ring | 2/14/2018

The Series A funding, bringing the total to $28 million, goes to advance SaltStack's mission of automating security patching, updates, provisioning and more.

MWC 2018: How AI Is Impacting Telecom
LRTV Interviews | 2/14/2018

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw looks at the impact artificial intelligence is already having on the telecom sector and how it could drive revenues as well as help reduce costs.

Altice Champions NG-PON2 for 5G Fronthaul
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

International operator believes the emerging fiber access broadband technology will be needed to support a disaggregated radio access network once 5G is deployed.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Let's Get Digital
LRTV Documentaries | 2/13/2018

Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Paul Nolan from PR agency CC Group, who tells us about a bit of research his company commissioned into how operators are going about the macro trend that is digital transformation and what vendors are doing to help them. Spoiler alert – it's complicated.

Net Neutrality: States' Rights vs. the FCC
News Analysis | 2/13/2018

Net neutrality is the new states' rights debate.

Broadcom Keeps the Pressure On in Qualcomm Bid
News Analysis | 2/13/2018

The companies are also said to be meeting on Wednesday.

Oracle Helps Enterprises Untangle Organizations
Wagner’s Ring | 2/13/2018

Oracle launched Enterprise Data Management Cloud to help enterprises track the surprisingly gnarly problem of figuring out how individual groups and business units fit into the organization.

Pilot Banks on Telia Carrier
News Analysis | 2/13/2018

Partnership enables four-year-old fiber-based ISP to expand rapidly in competitive business markets.

Hudson Deal Helps Atrinet Swim Upstream
Shades of Ray | 2/13/2018

Israeli hybrid network management specialist has a new customer to go with its new strategy - now will it sink or swim?

Google Gives Cloud Apps a Hardware Boost
Wagner’s Ring | 2/13/2018

Google released hardware accelerators in beta to speed up machine learning on Google Cloud Platform, as well as boost performance of Kubernetes applications.

Windstream Bets on SDN for Biz Success
News Analysis | 2/13/2018

US network operator focused on delivering critical services such as UCaaS and SD-WAN over more flexible, customer-driven platforms.

MWC 2018: Ovum IDs the IoT Hotspots
LRTV Interviews | 2/13/2018

Ovum's Head of IoT, Alexandra Rehak, uncovers the hot IoT topics for MWC, including LPWAN commercialization, use cases for 5G, the use of artificial intelligence in IoT deployments and more.

Oracle's Hurd: 90% of Apps Will Integrate AI in 2 Years
Scott Ferguson | 2/12/2018

Artificial intelligence and automation will become more integral to the enterprise, and 90% of all apps will have integrated AI capabilities by 2020, according to Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.

Federal Funds for Broadband? Unlikely
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

Trump's infrastructure bill promises little in the way of federal funding for broadband deployments.

Oracle Expands Cloud Autonomy, Data Centers & SLAs
Wagner’s Ring | 2/12/2018

Oracle expands autonomy capabilities from its cloud database to its entire cloud platform, as well as opening new regions and broadening service level agreements.

Citrix Acquires Cedexis to Boost Cloud Application Performance
Wagner’s Ring | 2/12/2018

Citrix is looking help enterprises and cloud providers speed cloud application performance.

Denmark's TDC Accepts US$6.7B Takeover Bid
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

The Danish national operator has accepted a renewed takeover offer from Macquarie and various pension funds that values it at about US$6.7 billion.

Orange's 5G Plan: Definitely, Maybe
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

France's biggest service provider is preparing to roll out 5G networks despite the uncertainties it faces.

Eurobites: BT, Openreach Separation Back in the Spotlight
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

Also in today's regional roundup: TDC's planned merger with MTG could unravel; plus news from Open Fiber and Huawei, Scottish ISP Commsworld and Mitel.

MTS Eyes 'Ticketmaster' Role in Russia After Latest M&A Moves
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

Russia's biggest mobile network operator says latest takeovers form part of its digital diversification strategy.

Cato Caters to Enterprises Opting Out of Carrier SD-WAN
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

Suppliers like Cato Networks are among a growing group of competitors to telcos in the SD-WAN space.

TalkTalk's 'Tech Debt' Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/12/2018

In the wake of a damaging cyber attack in 2015, Philip Clayson was tasked with creating a cyber breach remediation plan for over 600 applications across TalkTalk's consumer and enterprise divisions and to deal with the operator's 'tech debt.'

MWC 2018: Tackling the SME Market
LRTV Interviews | 2/12/2018

Ovum senior analyst Alex Harrowell discusses they key challenges facing SMEs, including security, digital transformation and customer relationship management, that could be addressed by managed services and a more focused offer from network operators.

What's Behind RJio's Relentless Price Cutting?
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

Hopes for a recovery in pricing are evaporating following further price cuts by India's most aggressive player.

Beating Netflix at Its Own Game
Column | 2/12/2018

How pay-TV operators can unleash the power of AI and deep learning to compete in the rapidly changing video market.

Warning: US Cablecos Will Go National
MariNation | 2/9/2018

The shot clock has started. Tick, tick, tick... boom!

Monitoring the Mobile Cloud Is Essential for Digitalization
Column | 2/9/2018

Accurate real-time visibility into next-generation networks and clouds is essential for operators' digital transformation and 5G strategies.

Qualcomm Rejects Latest Broadcom Bid
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

But Qualcomm is offering to meet with Broadcom to discuss the bid.

Huawei: We're Still in Orange's 5G Plans
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

Head of Huawei's carrier division says the Chinese vendor is involved in Orange's 5G developments despite not being included in the French operator's 5G test plans announced this week.

Has China Really Opened Up a 5G Gap?
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

The notion that China has opened up a 5G gap with the US looks mistaken.

Measuring Progress in Carrier SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2018

It's still hard to say whether carrier SDN is really a success or a failure, but the needle is moving on SDN commercialization – albeit not as quickly as some might hope.

DT Ditches Nokia From Its German Radio Access Network
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

Ericsson confirmed as the replacement for Nokia in Deutsche Telekom's German radio access network.

WiCipedia: Social Skills Boost Opportunity & the Emergence of Diversity Data
WiCipedia | 2/9/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: SheHacks hosts largest female hackathon in world; the birth of diversity data; wear your geek on your sleeve; and more.

It's Time to Enter the Leading Lights
Shades of Ray | 2/9/2018

If your company excelled during the past year, you need to be submitting your entry for this year's Leading Lights awards. Get the full details by clicking on this link.

Blockchain Bulletin: To Berzerkeley & Beyond
Slide Shows | 2/9/2018

Berkeley, Calif. is exploring the launch of an initial coin offering; Louis Dreyfus Co. uses blockchain to trade soybeans; and more blockchain developments.

Eurobites: EE Pushes 4G-Based Home Broadband Out In the Sticks
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German operators sign up for 'secure' login system; Keymile's new boss; irritation with notifications; satellite rivals team up on FCC proposal.

Google Access: New Leader, New Roadmap
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

Google has learned a lesson or two about delivering broadband.

AT&T Makes Major 'Wind' Buy
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

Network operator investing heavily in renewable energy joins other US corporations in wind-buying alliance.

Huawei Commits Up to $20B for Annual R&D, Fleshes Out AI Pitch
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

Chinese vendor commits to spend between $10 to 20 billion per year on R&D and prepares to launch its cross-portfolio AI-enabled platform.

T-Mobile Readies Mobile 5G for 2019, but Stresses 4G's Primacy
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

T-Mobile can switch on 5G in some urban areas as compatible smartphones become available in 2019.

MWC 2018: Has OpenRAN Come of Age?
LRTV Interviews | 2/8/2018

The disaggregation of the radio access network has been on operator agendas for some years, but will 'best of breed' mobile broadband access network models take off in 2018? Or is this just an R&D dream?

Huawei's $800M 5G Budget Piles Pressure on Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

Chinese vendor will have put the frighteners on its European rivals with an update on its 5G and broader R&D plans.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Forms JV for £1.5B Fiber Foray
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: state investment firm sells off shares in Telia; TDC rejects takeover bid; Ericsson's on the 5G radio.

Tata Consultancy's Strategic Pivot Has Cloud Implications
Wagner’s Ring | 2/8/2018

TCS is looking to add products to its traditional service offerings to help both enterprises and service providers make the transition to network virtualization and the cloud.

MWC 2018: In Search of 'Mobile First' Video
LRTV Interviews | 2/8/2018

Ahead of MWC 2018, Ovum analyst Ed Barton discusses the mobile video services sector and the prospects for 'mobile first' video models.

Android TV Arrives With Evolution Digital
News Analysis | 2/7/2018

The future is rosy for Android TV.

Huawei Frozen Out of Orange's 5G Paris Party
News Analysis | 2/7/2018

Orange announces Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco and Samsung as key partners on 5G trials. Where does that leave Huawei?

Charter Has Big Gig Plans for 2018
News Analysis | 2/7/2018

Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider plans to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 and offer 1-Gig service across its 50-million-home footprint by year's end.

Is Intent-Based Networking Too Inflexible for Network Automation?
Column | 2/7/2018

Intent-based – or outcome-driven – networking attempts to automatically provision networks based on our ability to define our intent or outcome, but is IBN the right approach to advancing network automation?

Check Point & Palo Alto Beef Up Multicloud Security
Wagner’s Ring | 2/7/2018

The two vendors launch competing technologies for protecting workloads and applications spanning multiple clouds.

Eurobites: Nokia, Qualcomm Boast 5G Network-to-Device Interop Tests
News Analysis | 2/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa tests virtual reality and more on pre-standard 5G; VodafoneZiggo upgrades core with Ericsson; Com Hem gets 1.2Gbit/s symmetrical over fiber coax.

5G in the USA: Where We At?
News Analysis | 2/7/2018

Hint: Don't expect much action before the final three months of this year.

MWC 2018: Facing the Millennial Challenge
LRTV Interviews | 2/7/2018

Ovum analyst Camille Mendler explains why the tech and mobile industries need to focus on delivering enterprise solutions that can be understood and used by anyone as the millennial generation begins to comprise the majority of the workforce.

Microsoft Offering OneDrive Free to Competitors' Customers
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2018

Microsoft will let some users of Box, Dropbox or Google use OneDrive free until their contract with the competition runs out.

TCS Plots M&A as It Joins the Vendor Ranks
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

Tata Consultancy Services, an important partner to many operators and system vendors, will develop and sell its own products as it reinvents itself as a 'new systems integrator.'

Frontier Deflects Sell-Off Rumors
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

Easy come, easy go.

OPNFV Unveils Vendor Verification Program
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

New verification process intended to make commercialization simpler and faster.

Orange Adds Cisco to SD-WAN Offering in Automation Push
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

Enterprise division of French telecom incumbent says it will be able to deploy the Cisco SD-WAN offering in minutes at remote enterprise sites.

Verizon Demos 50-Meg VR App Over 5G
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

Virtual Skybox VR demo imported 4K feeds and interactive extras into an app streamed live over Verizon's pre-5G test network.

Startups Tackle Audacious Cloud Goals
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2018

An ex-Intel exec takes on her former employers in server chips, while another startup looks to provide AI hardware based on new 'nano-photonics' technology.

MWC 2018: The Next Phase of 5G
LRTV Interviews | 2/6/2018

Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown believes this year's MWC in Barcelona will witness a deep dive into 'Phase II' 5G tech developments such as network slicing.

Orange Spain CEO Puts 5G Squeeze on Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

The head of Orange Spain sees no short-term need to blanket his market with 5G networks and wants to 'break' the business model of Ericsson and Huawei.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Money, Money, Money
LRTV Documentaries | 2/6/2018

Q4 and more in this week's edition of our go-to gabfest.

Eurobites: Airline WiFi Scheme Set for Take-Off
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica and Huawei test 5G-V2X; Nokia tries out LPWA tech for French power giant; Orange turns to Check Point for device protection.

Brace Up! RJio to Disrupt Home & Enterprise Segment
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

India's most aggressive operator is preparing to expand into new market areas.

Viavi Splashes $455M on Cobham's T&M Unit
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

With the 5G test market in mind, Viavi has coughed up $455 million to acquire the test and measurement division of Cobham, a move that takes it into other verticals as well.

TMF rethinks B/OSS with ODA, but will industry care?
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

The standards body has come up with a new architectural framework for a more digital and real-time back office.

CenturyLink Builds on a Double Dose of Security Smarts
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Top security exec says the combination gives a better end-to-end view of customer network traffic, with both network and on-prem visibility.

Charter Sees High Capex Peaking
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider says its heavy capital spending will start to ebb a bit this year even as it carries out more all-digital and DOCSIS 3.1 system upgrades.

AT&T Data Center Sale Not About Time Warner
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Scale is everything.

Operators Adopt Bolder Strategies for Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/5/2018

The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that although most communications service providers (CSPs) prefer to have a solid plan in place before moving on a new market trend, it's not looking to be the same for automation, as most CSPs surveyed say they are moving forward without solid plans.

Data Security in a Multicloud World
Column | 2/5/2018

Managing the multicloud environment means addressing security challenges such as protecting access, ensuring data encryption and achieving consistency with data security across diverse cloud platforms.

Broadcom Raises Offer for Qualcomm to $121B
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Broadcom says this is its final offer for Qualcomm.

Cisco: Data Centers Are Eating the Internet
Slide Shows | 2/5/2018

The cloud migration is driving traffic to the data center, and data centers are booming as a result, according to the annual Cisco Global Cloud Index.

Eurobites: Nokia Goes Cloud-Native With China Unicom
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT sanguine over Premier League soccer rights; new faces at MVNO Europe; another deal for Digpro.

Telstra Malaysia Director: Time to Raise the Bar for Women
Mentor Monday | 2/5/2018

Now is the time for senior female executives in comms to help the new entrants carve a niche for themselves in the industry, according to Telstra Malaysia's Yuni Lee Heathcote.

Cloud Market Growth Accelerates, Alibaba Joins Top Providers
Wagner’s Ring | 2/5/2018

The top cloud providers, previously numbering four, need to find room for another chair at the table.

MWC 2018: Time for a Reality Check
LRTV Interviews | 2/5/2018

Ovum analyst Dario Talmesio says MWC 2018 is a great opportunity for a reality check on key technology developments and potential business cases related to AI, IoT, 5G and more.

Sprint Promises Mobile 5G in H1 2019, Signals More Job Cuts
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Sprint ups its capex as it gets into its 5G stride.

Don't Laugh, Charter Is Testing '6G' Wireless
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Maybe cry instead.

Vodafone in Talks to Acquire Liberty Global Assets
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Major merger not being discussed but the acquisition by Vodafone of European assets is being considered, the companies admit.

Google Cloud, Fastest Growing of Them All
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Google Cloud now has a run rate of more than $4 billion annually.

Dell Confirms Possible IPO or VMware Merger
Wagner’s Ring | 2/2/2018

Yup, we're thinking about it, Dell says in an SEC filing, adding that it might do something else or just continue business as usual.

ZTE Hails Return to Profitability, Ramps 5G Investment
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Chinese vendor manages sales growth in 2017 despite challenging market conditions and plots a boost to its 5G R&D investments.

AT&T's Rice: White Box OS a Team Effort
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

New open source group may not be as dependent on AT&T-produced code, says top exec.

Orange Business Services Acquires E-Health Company Enovacom
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Orange is acquiring healthcare software company Enovacom; 1,500 healthcare institutions use Enovacom's software for the secure management and sharing of healthcare data.

WiCipedia: 'Perceived Gender Bias' & Google/YouTube CEOs on Diversity
WiCipedia | 2/2/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT needs women; CEOs under spotlight for views on diversity; 'perceived gender bias' in schools; and more.

Eurobites: DT, Nokia Put 5G to the Industrial Test
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Deutsche Telekom get industrial with 5G in Hamburg; eir revenue falls in Q2; Tele2's busy year.

BT Consumer Biz Hits Buffers as Q3 Results Disappoint
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

UK operator records first decline at consumer business in five years and loses TV customers, while sales slump at the troubled global services outfit.

Liberty Global Names Versa 'Preferred' SD-WAN Supplier
Wagner’s Ring | 2/2/2018

It's part of Liberty's drive to build its business services portfolio for big enterprise and government customers.

Apple Could Spend Big on M&A in 2018
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

On the fisal Q1 2018 earnings call, execs said they had around $163 billion to spend on acquisitions or dividends due to US corporate tax reform.

Verizon Boards the NB-IoT Train
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Following T-Mobile, Verizon says it will go nationwide with NB-IoT in 2018.

Amazon Cloud Tops $20B Run Rate
Wagner’s Ring | 2/1/2018

Amazon Web Services is becoming a bigger part of the company business.

Qualcomm Sets Out Its 5G Stall for 2018
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

5G is big with Qualcomm on its latest earnings call.

Germany's 5G Auction & the Gigabit Dream
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Proceeds from an auction of 5G spectrum are unlikely to go far in helping Germany to realize its gigabit ambitions.

Cable SD-WAN: A Generational Moment
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/1/2018

Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the primary focus for cable in 2018, with fierce competition across the market.

Las Vegas Bets on a New Network Edge
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Creating a smart city means redefining network infrastructure.

AT&T Spotlights Next-Gen Video Plans
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

US operator spells out plans for new 'home-centric' streaming device for its DirecTV Now OTT service as it remains 'very bullish' on video despite heavy satellite TV and U-verse TV sub losses.

NIA to Tackle NFV's Ball & Chain: Interoperability
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

One of the major hurdles in the way of NFV deployments is system interoperability – still!! So the New IP Agency (NIA) has launched an NFV interoperability certification program to provide some certainty to frustrated network operators.

Versa Lands SD-WAN Gig at Liberty Global
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Another win for Versa and a first step into SD-WAN territory for the cable operator giant, with the UK's Virgin Media spearheading its service launch.

Is the Cloud Drowning Juniper?
Wagner’s Ring | 2/1/2018

Changing demands by cloud providers are driving down revenues for Juniper, and at least one analyst thinks the problem isn't going away anytime soon.

Eurobites: Openreach Finally Puts 'Fibre First'
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone going steady; Nokia's reasons to be cheerful; eir pulls out of Ireland's National Broadband Plan.

Catching a CASB Key to Securing SaaS
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Managed security service providers are joining enterprises in looking to cloud access security broker software as a critical addition.

Nokia Outperforms Ericsson in Mobile but Sees Margin Pressure
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Finnish vendor ends 2017 on a relative high note but says conditions will remain tough in 2018 and that margins will be under pressure.

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