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Why Euro Regs Threaten Internet 'Extinction'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/11/2018

In a misguided attempt to protect content creators, the EU's Article 11 and Article 13 would have the opposite effect, preserving Facebook, Google and other hypercloud platforms' monopolies – forever.

Altice USA Lights Up FTTH Service in Long Island
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Operator's uncapped, symmetrical residential Internet service launches in 'select' parts of Long Island, boosting competition with Verizon Fios.

Digital Realty Ramps Up Salesforce
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Direct access to most popular SaaS offering now available from its data centers globally.

AT&T Adds New 5G Cities, Names Infrastructure Vendors
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

AT&T names all 12 5G cities for 2018, reveals vendors, and plots 5G for 2019.

Vewd helps old IPTV boxes live on in the OTT world
The Bauminator | 9/10/2018

CEO believes new 'Atom' client/cloud approach could find a foothold in emerging markets and help service providers sidestep expensive set-top upgrades.

Acumos Much More Than a Telcom-Focused AI Project
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

As part of Linux Foundation's new Deep Learning Foundation, it's casting a broader net and has greater ambitions to create an AI platform and a distributed marketplace of apps.

Sprint's Nolan on Why Workplace Sponsors Won't Settle for Less
Mentor Monday | 9/10/2018

Tracy Nolan explains the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and the benefits of both. She shares how her career was shaped by an influential sponsor, and provides insight on how women in comms and tech can identify and foster relationships with mentors and sponsors.

DT's T-Systems Agrees Plan to Cut 5,600 Jobs ⎼ Report
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

IT services division of Germany's telecom incumbent has agreed a plan with trade unions to cut up to 5,600 jobs over the next few years as it strives to boost profits.

Mohave Community College Does Disaster Recovery on a Shoestring
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Six months into taking a job as CIO at Mohave Community College, Mark Van Pelt watched the campuses' entire network go out for 72 hours. He knew that couldn't happen again.

Eurobites: Sky Signs Up to BT Wholesale Discount Deal
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom extends business-park FTTP network; Virgin launches dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel; Equinix helps out on London-Paris link; progress on EU-Japan data transfer pact.

Federated Wireless Sets Plan for Massive CBRS Band Deployment
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

FCC application outlines proposal that would include participation from multiple wireless and cable operators, tower companies, wireless ISPs and more than 80 rural carriers across nearly 16,000 deployment sites.

Trump Offers Tax Break to Apple to Build in US
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

After Apple warns that tariffs on Chinese goods would drive up iPhone prices, Trump offers tax breaks to the company if it agrees to relocate production to the US.

Armstrong Quits Verizon as It Breaks Oath ⎼ Report
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Boss of Verizon's Oath division is quitting after the operator decides to integrate it with the telecom business instead of running it as a standalone unit, according to reports.

5G Networks Will Change Computing, Processing for AI
The Philter | 9/10/2018

Tractica forecasts a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for edge computing that supports AI applications. But will all that go away when 5G networks arrive?

Why Tier 2/3 CSPs Are Being Sidelined
LRTV Interviews | 9/8/2018

The evolution of the communications service provider (CSP) sector is creating a schism between the large, resource-heavy Tier 1 operators and the smaller Tier 2/3 players, says TM Forum Chief Analyst Mark Newman.

Starry Sets NYC Launch, Aligns With Real Estate Developer
News Analysis | 9/7/2018

Startup set to expand reach for cap-free wireless broadband service that has been connecting with cord-cutters.

Dope, Booze, Vitriol & Fraud: Tesla's Car Crash Week
Morris Lore | 9/7/2018

Elon Musk finds himself at the center of a storm engulfing the high-tech carmaker, whose shares have taken a battering.

Altice USA's 'Full' MVNO Puts It in SIM City
News Analysis | 9/7/2018

Operating the core network and owning the SIM card will lead to lower churn, pave the path to more control of the service and offer other benefits, CEO says.

AT&T's Gilbert: AI Critical to 5G Infrastructure
News Analysis | 9/7/2018

AI and machine learning are essential to scaling the deployment and configuration of the exploding numbers of cellsites needed for 5G, says Mazin Gilbert in the first of a two-part series.

WiCipedia: Stargazing, Subsidized Childcare & Bulgarian Equality
WiCipedia | 9/7/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Lyft raises $1M for Girls Who Code; a knitted solar system steals our hearts; reimagining the childcare dilemma; and more.

The Operational Challenges of 5G
LRTV Interviews | 9/7/2018

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks about some of the challenges, such as power management, that will arise as 5G networks are deployed, and suggests that AI and analytics tools will be needed to help automate an increasing number of operational processes in a 5G world.

Eurobites: Vendors Vie for 5G Laurels Ahead of MWC Americas
News Analysis | 9/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves Apple's acquisition of Shazam; Deutsche Telekom's data fortress; streaming piracy plagues soccer World Cup.

Tesla Shareholder Sues CEO Musk for Securities Fraud
News Analysis | 9/7/2018

Musk is accused of damaging Tesla's shareholders after tweeting plans to take the carmaker private in August.

Comcast streams TV outside the box
The Bauminator | 9/7/2018

New beta app delivers live TV, VoD and cloud DVR on managed IP network to newer Samsung smart TVs without 'additional outlet' fee… for now.

The Programmable Switch Era Is Here... At Last!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/7/2018

Respondents to Heavy Reading's Multicore Processor and Switch Survey consider programmability as the most important differentiator in switch functions.

5G Speeds Can't Match DOCSIS 3.1, Charter CFO Says
News Analysis | 9/6/2018

But exec sees some 'edge use cases' where 5G will make more sense than wired connections.

Haste Sounds Out ISPs on Low-Latency Service for Gamers
News Analysis | 9/6/2018

Startup currently sells its service directly to consumers, but is discussing how that could be bundled and packaged with broadband service tiers.

5G Is Shifting the Packet/Optical Tectonic Plates
Shades of Ray | 9/6/2018

Ericsson's 5G transport partnership picks are telling.

Eutelsat Pitches New Content Platform to Customers
News Analysis | 9/6/2018

Cirrus will take the burden of heavy spending on platform technology off broadcasters and other customers, says European satellite operator at press conference in London.

Could 5G Revitalize the Thin Client Market?
Jonestown | 9/6/2018

Boring ol' terminals are ready to make the leap into the next generation.

Mercy Fills Virtualization Prescription
News Analysis | 9/6/2018

The technology arm of Mercy healthcare system had to get 'really good at what we do,' to meet the needs of a changing market.

Eurobites: Telia Fires Up 5G in Helsinki
News Analysis | 9/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi slams Elliott's management of Telecom Italia; CityFibre goes with Calix for SDN bells and whistles; Deutsche Telekom gets biometric.

SeaChange to Cut Staff Again
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Latest restructuring to cause staff reductions across all functions and geographic areas.

Unicom, Telecom Merger: A 5G Bull in a China Shop
Morris Lore | 9/5/2018

While still unconfirmed, Chinese government plans to merge the country's number two and three mobile operators would be regrettable.

5G – Gee Whiz or G-Force?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/5/2018

5G looks to be much more than just a way to deliver faster wireless access… it could lead to a new way of designing, deploying and operating communication networks.

Comcast Streams More OTT Fare to X1 Boxes
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Comcast integrates ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network+ to connected set-top box platform.

Turkcell Boss Sets Out Winning Digital Playbook
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Do not fear the data flood, was the message from Turkcell boss Kaan Terzioglu at Huawei's Operations Transformation Forum in Munich this week.

Eurobites: Nigeria Has MTN in Its Crosshairs Again – This Time for a $2B Tax Bill
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes SNAP decision on SD-WAN; Telefónica Deutschland is sweet on Netcracker; DT's Langheim gets new US board role.

Ciena Bolsters Blue Planet With OSS Acquisition
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Ciena is adding to its network management automation capabilities with the acquisition of inventory specialist DonRiver.

Ericsson Links 5G Hands With Juniper & ECI, Snubs Cisco & Ciena
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Swedish equipment vendor prefers the alternatives to a couple of long-standing partners in a 5G setting, and adds new features to its '5G-ready' baseband platform.

ADVA: Ensemble Is Putting the 'M' in MANO
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

The new version of ADVA's virtualization software suite adds new features, including zero-touch provisioning, service chain monitoring and multi-level security.

Sprint & Ericsson to Develop Global IoT Core, OS Platform
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Ambitious project promises global core and operating system that will support IoT on 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G.

T-Mobile Forming 'Wireless First' TV Strategy
The Bauminator | 9/4/2018

Claims its 5G network, aided by Sprint merger, will also enable T-Mobile to pitch an in-home TV/broadband bundle.

Feger: F5 Seeks a Bigger Service Provider Play
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Returning to its roots as a software company, F5 aims to aid service providers with virtualization and delivering enterprise applications anywhere.

Bye Bye Cisco Video Software, Hello Synamedia
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Brand, product focus for emerging company revealed as Permira prepares to seal deal for Cisco division and divulge more details at IBC.

Ericsson Adds Automation Smarts With CENX Acquisition
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.

Charter's Spectrum Mobile goes full market
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Charter adds iPhone models to device mix as cable operator moves past this summer's soft launch of mobile offering that's being bundled with broadband.

Orange Plans '5G Plus Automation' RFP This Year
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

French telco will issue a request for proposal for 5G equipment before the year is through, and says ONAP support and automation will be key requirements.

Operations at the Edge: More Locations, More Problems
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2018

While more locations – perhaps orders of magnitude more – presumably mean better service performance, it also means more devices that someone needs to install, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot.

Iliad 'Disappointed' by H1 Customer Losses
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

French operator turns its attention to more lucrative segments of the market as rivals fight back on low-cost deals.

Eurobites: Svendsen Quits Telenor Norway, Prompts Reshuffle
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fever sweeps Switzerland, Italy and the UK; Elisa spies Chinese TV opportunity; Agama targets OTT providers.

Colt Ramps Its Blockchain Efforts, Explores SDN Federation Use Case
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Network operator sees multiple opportunities to improve inter-carrier settlement management, SDN interoperability and more using blockchain technology.

A Clear Path to Blockchain in Telecom
Column | 9/4/2018

Using blockchain to speed the automation of one of the trickiest areas in telecom – inter-carrier settlements – seems to be showing promise as startups emerge to lead the way.

VMworld 2018 in Photos: Gelsinger's Body Art Revealed
Slide Shows | 9/3/2018

Tattoos, 80s nostalgia and Game of Thrones characters were highlights of VMware's sizzling annual Las Vegas customer/analyst confab.

Huawei's Continuous Innovation in Ultra-Broadband Transmission
UBB Forum News | 9/3/2018

Since Huawei's 100G solution became commercially available, it has been widely applied on operator networks around the world. Here are some of the success stories.

Verizon Shows the Shape of 5G to Come
News Analysis | 9/3/2018

Verizon gives Light Reading a taste of some upcoming 5G apps.

Eurobites: EU Gives Green Light to Hutchison's Wind Tre Deal
News Analysis | 9/3/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends managed services deal with Liberty Global; Sky invests in startup discovery; Telia Norway calls time on 3G; BT lands NHS gig.

Huawei's OTF 2018: Time to Go Digital
Slide Shows | 9/3/2018

At the Operations Transformation Forum 2018, operators and industry experts explained how the shift to digital platforms and new operations processes are essential for 5G.

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