Hewlett Packard Enterprise posted a loss during its fiscal second quarter as the company continues to restructure and focus on cloud and hybrid IT.
Tales from the trenches: What's happening in the next-generation telco central office and cable headend.
The Swedish vendor demos 5G in a healthcare setting, but the business case for telcos remains doubtful.
The new Salesforce investment fund follows a similar commitment from Google to invest in AI startups.
SD-WAN market set to surge but it's not replacing MPLS anytime soon, and there will be security and operational challenges ahead, according to a 451 Research survey.
Companies make more money when there are women in leadership, Boingo CMO Dawn Callahan says. She shares why there can never be too many women in leadership roles in the tech industry and how to increase today's numbers.
Yvette Kanouff, senior vice president and general manager of the service provider business at Cisco, tells BCE attendees how the vendor is helping operators and enterprises automate their networks to be simpler, faster, scalable and self-healing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cevian Capital takes 5% stake in Ericsson; unions unhappy about BT's pension cap plan; EU offers cash for public WiFi; London's tube passengers get a signal.
Operator combats cost-optimized proprietary pitches with suitability cores and calls for more defined test models.
Google will start a new fund specifically to invest in artificial intelligence and AI startups.
Internet of Things devices are becoming attack vectors, and the situation will only get worse with the proliferation of devices and malware, as well as the spread of toolkits that hackers can use to create attacks.
Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way startups get funded, according to a couple of Silicon Valley investors.
Google now describes 3.5GHz CBRS wireless as part of a 'secret commercially valuable plan' for the company.
French telecom incumbent is looking at increasing investments where it says there is an opportunity for a quick return.
Ericsson announced today that Erik Ekudden will take over as Group CTO and head of Technology & Architecture, as of July 1.
Moving to cloud-native networks has the potential to simplify telcos' complicated software and make network operations and management more efficient.
Listen to Dr. John Smee, VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, describe how the industry is preparing to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for commercial deployments starting as early as 2019.
Cisco's Full Duplex tech is a preliminary step toward delivering symmetrical 10-gigabit broadband speeds over legacy HFC networks.
Private cloud version of its public cloud service to allow enterprises to manage network performance.
LCS manages some 23,000 employees across more than 33 states. The cloud and new analytics capabilities are helping the company get a handle on employee turnover and retention.
Cable Remote PHY deployments have begun, and it's just the start of a massive transformation process in the access network.
The middleman has gotten a bad rep lately. In the cloud business, however, your middleman cloud services broker might be the best thing that's ever happened to the enterprise. Here's why.
Light Reading is teaming up with Interactive TV Works to support the Interactive Launch Competition, a case-study competition that promotes new TV, broadband and online technologies and apps.
Responsibility for securing networks is falling more on service providers, says CenturyLink's Tim Kelleher.
If SPs want to avoid being dumb pipes, they'll have to dive deep into software and rethink the centralized cloud, Verizon's Ed Chan says.
At BCE 2017, Verizon discusses the coming world of sensors and the smart edge, powered by new spectrum and faster fiber uploads.
In the cloud era, the entire C-suite has a say over what technology business invest in. This means the CFO, too.
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
At BCE, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talks about the critical role of infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers.
Panel discusses what to do about the pipeline problem for women in emerging technology fields.
Thierry Siminger has left the building, Light Reading has learned.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin plans to use the airship for humanitarian missions and as a luxury yacht.
As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. Find out how AT&T is doing that.
LTE-A Pro as not only valuable on its own terms, but also as part of a network strategy that will accelerate the commercial success of 5G.
Those operators that master NFV service assurance early will be able to reap NFV benefits faster and de-risk VNF-based service launches.
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Anita Borg Institute dumps Uber; Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey's board; Clinton & Bush push for a Women's History Museum; and more.
Networking startup looking to slash the proliferation of hardware devices in branch offices.
Recent earnings reports show that India's telcos are struggling to adapt to the RJio era.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CEOs tell European Commission to hold its nerve on deregulation; Spotify hires four directors as it prepares for possible IPO; Apple's design guru stands up for diversity.
The cloud is enabling a lot of innovation for IT, but democratizing effects are also shifting dollars away from IT to other parts of the enterprise.
At BCE 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
At BCE 2017, Intel's Lynn Comp addressed cross-industry collaboration as central to driving network transformation.
Module prices are still far too high for big commercial rollouts of NB-IoT, says a senior executive from Germany's Deutsche Telekom.
At BCE 2017, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences.
Google gets a major extension for testing its project to deliver wireless Internet from high-altitude balloons in Nevada and beyond.
IPO falls a bit short but CEO Steve Cochrane says the company is on track for growth and isn't shifting strategies.
Frontier is partnering with Nokia to take G.fast to the MDU and provide gigabit broadband speeds.
At Light Reading's BCE 2017, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K.
Global survey shows most companies know digital disruption is lurking but only about half have their own transformation strategy.
The day after appointing a new CEO, Rackspace announced that it's acquiring TriCore Solutions and will start offering enterprise application management to customers.
Red Hat has inked a deal to acquire Codenvy for an undisclosed sum, and will add its technology to its OpenShift.io environment.
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon enjoys profitable first quarter; WannaCry hits Russia's postal service; EU proposes regional content quotas for OTT giants.
Amazon Web Services bucks the tech trend by hiring older workers to top positions.
The service provider panel at BCE's WiC workshop discussed how diversity in company culture starts with top-down, consistent messaging.
Heavy Reading report illustrates strong ties between T&M and virtualization.
It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.
At BCE 2017, Vodafone's Matt Beal explains Project Ocean's shift to cloud-native applications, a jump some vendors struggle with.
Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation.
India's biggest operator is under pressure from RJio's aggressive expansion as well as the merger between two of its chief old-guard rivals.
An FCC request shows the vendor is interested in testing 5G on 28GHz and 39GHz, as Light Reading first reported in November 2016.
Rackspace has picked EarthLink CEO Joe Eazor as its new chief executive after Taylor Rhodes left the company in early May.
Data will have a big role to play in OTT deals.
Cisco is releasing a new IoT management platform that promises to fix the high rate of IoT failures. It's also partnering with Microsoft on edge computing.
Uses analytics to find individuals – and malware masquerading as individuals – that threaten the organization.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sees Q1 revenues decline; Sky extends A+E content deal; Orange widens accelerator program.
IBM is looking to bring a new database-as-a-service offering to its private cloud users, giving them access to a range of services, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MySQL.
Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
Standards-based approach will enable network operator to increase bandwdith without replacing in-field OLTs.
Who governs broadband in the smart city?
Social networking giant says it is continuing to invest in its UK business and on track to add another 500 employees by the end of this year.
Genband & Sonus to finally merge, as exclusively predicted by Light Reading a year ago.
Is self-install feasible for 5G?
Successful demo paves way for adding bandwidth more easily and combining business, backhaul and residential services on access fiber.
At its Synergy show, Citrix plans to update its Workspace service with added security and analytics.
The former Sun, Google and disgruntled Oracle employee jumps ship to AWS.
Finnish vendor boasts momentum at its small cells business after years of hype but remains disappointed by take-up in Europe.
With C-RAN, operators have more tools for shoehorning more customers into spectrum they already own.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces tax trouble in Brazil; Irish providers grab 3.6GHz spectrum; Iskratel excites the cable guys.
To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.
Bursty OTT traffic can cause a traffic bottleneck.
New SD-WAN Go options enables zero-touch provisioning of service for companies that want to keep MPLS but dump some traffic locally.
5G can help drive the connected car.
Private equity firm swings $2.4 billion deal for Wave Broadband, adding it to the combination of RCN and Grande Communications to create the sixth-largest US cable operator.
New SDNow service first of company's new offers and targets wholesale market linking data centers, carrier hotels and PoPs.
In a BCE panel session, experts say that high bandwidth requirements, a paltry supply of content and the cost and complexity of 4K set-tops are still holding back the adoption of UHD TV.
It's a new era of coopetition as telcos compete and partner with apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators, with voices from AT&T, EdgeConneX, Masergy and Zayo.
Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.
Facebook is bulking up its network to meet bandwidth demands of its hungry, growing user base.
AWS, Azure and Google all get the headlines, but enterprises should take a hard look at what smaller cloud providers can provide. Here are four points to consider.
AT&T boosts the coverage and capability of its Flexware service, announces Ericsson as a customer and hints at a bigger 'vendor' role for operators in future.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the march in UK; Ericsson monitors in Moscow.
With the current industry consensus for deployment to commence broadly in 2020, now is the time to prepare transport networks for the coming of 5G.
It looks like Comcast is rolling out its first 4K/HDR set-top from Arris.
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
Awards ceremony! Party! Media executives wearing disco duds!
Chip giant says network platforms market is ripe for consolidation but faces growing threats from different parts of the industry.
Microsoft will offer Azure, along with other cloud services, to users in Africa from data centers based in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: voice-recognition security fails the twin test; EU member states tweak proposals on network investment strategy; Russian banks shed no tears over WannaCry.
An IBM study finds that about a third of C-suite executives are using or considering blockchain as part of their technology plans.
Takeover will bolster the French's telco's business intelligence capabilities as it looks for growth outside the connectivity market.
This week in our WiC roundup: We celebrate our Leading Lights; tech careers for low-income moms; uncovering the visibility problem; and more.
US carrier unveils plan to develop smart-city offerings that it will provide to other service providers.
Speaking at BCE, the top AT&T exec says there's no downside for companies that transform themselves and adopt open source software and plenty of downside for those that don't.
Google plans to add its next-generation Tensor Processing Units to its Google Compute Engine as way of increasing the power of machine learning.
Light Reading Founder Steve Saunders takes aim at open source and DevOps while pointing out that what carriers really want is automation.
Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.
For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice accused of jumping the gun on PT Portugal acquisition; Connected Baltics brings IoT to Estonia; Telefónica teams up with Project Loon in Peru.
Hybrid cloud can help enterprises enhance agility, optimize cost, and increase innovation – if done right. VMware shares some pointers.
Open source is still the way to go, says BCE panel.
Iliad continues to grow at the expense of bigger rivals, but can it last? And what impact will a service launch in Italy have on the company's financials?
Three things to know.
Donovan's organization leading AT&T's transformation has become more diverse recently because adaptation is critical, and he says women are better at it than men.
Another 1,100 jobs are getting the axe as Cisco reports yet another quarter of declining revenues.
Cisco is still trying to restructure its business around cloud, security and software, but it's a rough road ahead as the company will cut another 1,100 jobs. It also forecast revenue losses next quarter.
These are not the fiber strands you're looking for.
Enterprises demand the same flexibility from service provider networks that they're accustomed to getting in compute and storage from cloud providers. Service providers are challenged meeting that demand.
The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.
Enterprises demand the same on-demand networking services from carriers that they're used to getting with compute and storage from Amazon and other hypercloud providers.
Being purposeful and choosing wisely, leveraging mentors, accepting feedback and sticking to her north star helped get Cisco GM Liz Centoni to where she is today.
Carriers embracing standards need to be sure they're not smothering innovation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 splurges on small cells in London; Nokia trials public-safety innovations in Finland; Bouygues' numbers up.
In the cloud, network agility often lags compute and storage. Cloud provider Navisite is looking to fix that.
New round of funding brings IoT security company's total to $93.6 million.
Comcast gets the enterprise cloud services bug.
Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function.
The 80-year-old telco has already gone through several transformations, including every time it made an acquisition, but its purchase of Level 3 coupled with changes in technology and customer expectations necessitates its biggest transformation yet.
By blending IT and telco and tying in new industries, 5G will have more women and opportunities for women than telco ever did, Intel's Caroline Chan tells WiC attendees.
Sharing of service models industry-wide could aid NFV interoperability. BT has a few dozen and is willing to share, possibly through the New IP Agency.
IBM and Nutanix are looking to make their own footprint in the hyperconverged cloud market with a new partnership.
As CenturyLink steps up its enterprise push with Level 3, Aamir Hussain tells the BCE crowd transforming its internal operations is a challenging, ongoing journey.
Hold off on that big sigh of relief. WannaCry isn't dead, yet.
Cloud Spanner, Google's home-cooked database, is now generally available through the search company's public cloud.
OpenStack wasn't built for the customer edge, but Verizon's uCPE brings it there, with help from ADVA's Ensemble Controller.
As the cloud changes business, IT leaders need to rethink how their teams are deployed. Here's why a 'cloud services team' is one answer worth considering.
Women in Comms extends congratulations to the most inspiring woman of the year, Heather Kirksey, and female tech pioneer of the year, Nithya Ramanathan.
The company's CloudNexus network for enterprise cloud connectivity gains the capability for efficiently moving data between clouds, as well as new automation features.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR has a pop at Orange; Sparkle adds providers to Sicily hub; cable M&A action in northern Spain; Nokia hired for Rwandan smart city project.
Billing systems are unnecessary, says KPN's CTO, despite the billions that have been invested in them.
Have your say now about which test and measurement vendors should be included in the upcoming Market Leadership Study.
New routes and new PoPs in Milan help its customers push their content closer to the end users in multiple markets.
The industry association hopes a new digital tool will improve the success rate of digital transformation projects.
Find out which companies have landed this year's Leading Lights Awards.
Find out who made it into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
Network operator asks to create team within OCP to develop a spec for CPE hardware on which virtualized network functions will run.
Following on its Wavefront acquisition, VMware is buying Apteligent to bolster its mobile application development capabilities across different clouds.
Nir Shalom, general manager and VP of application development at AT&T Israel, talks about the key service developments undertaken at the AT&T R&D facility in Tel Aviv.
Running down the vendors that made the new 5G strategy shortlist for Leading Lights.
Amdocs CMO Gary Miles explains how communications service providers can seize the AI opportunity with Amdocs real-time digital intelligence platform.
Swedish vendor says it is thinking of takeovers that could make it the 'partner of choice' in the digital era, and aims for a 'tangible turnaround' at its digital services business next year.
A recent content deal with AMC may be the precursor to a new skinny-bundle streaming service from Charter.
Apple's latest acquisition, Lattice Dark, is using machine learning and AI to unlock 'dark' data.
The 2017 GCI ratings, which are used to compare digital transformation activity in different countries, hold some surprising results.
As Canonical prepares to make a bigger run at cloud and IoT, the head of its cloud business says the company is starting to grow up.
New managed offering, developed with Cisco, makes it easier for enterprises who want to migrate to SAP Hana to do so.
Jacques Bensimon, founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based training and consultancy Logtel, talks about the need to make IoT more than just a buzzword.
From virtual reality to autonomous cars, IT is driving change at Land Rover Jaguar and the entire automotive industry.
Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.
While service providers have traditionally relied on tracking two-way latency issues on their networks, switching to a superior one-way measurement approach would be far more effective.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sophos soars in wake of WannaCry attack; T-Mobile rolls out NB-IoT network in the Netherlands; Brussels approves Broadcom's Brocade acquisition.
New and exciting methods of automation – whether virtualization, the cloud, IoT or even best practices like network segmentation – tend to emphasize innovation over visibility. As such, networks develop blind spots that mask network problems and even faulty devices.
Senior executive raises doubts after flagging interest in using microservices and containers as part of AT&T's NFV deployment.
Check out which companies made this year's Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service (Fixed/Carrier Ethernet/Optical) shortlist and why.
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider) shortlist and why.
Check out which companies made this year's Company of the Year (Public) shortlist and why.
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor shortlist and why.
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
A wave of ransomware attacks based on a Shadow Brokers vulnerability strikes Telefonica and organizations worldwide.
Latest software release promises to advance digital services faster by decoupling them from legacy operations.
If content is king, content aggregation is a powerful queen.
The small UK and Irish unit of Orange Business Services continues to grow despite difficult conditions in Europe's enterprise market.
Speculation about a tie-up triggers rise in share price of Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's German owner, during afternoon trading.
Check out which companies made this year's NFV deployment award shortlist and why.
It's not just for fun and games – virtual reality and augmented reality have potential to increase productivity.
Seriously. Check out the video.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK virtual reality firm wins investment from SoftBank; Starman launches 10G network in Estonia; EU approves job-search aid for former Nokia workers.
Deal to create bigger player with both fixed and mobile capabilities could add to competitive pressure on Germany's network operators.
Everyone's an NFV vendor, it seems, but ADVA, Huawei, Netcracker and Versa showed a little something extra this past year.
Benu Networks, Calix, Casa Systems, Exfo, Nokia and Verimatrix make this year's shortlist with standout cable products or services.
This week in our WiC roundup: Grace Hopper picture book is released; Israeli girls study more but expect less; female VCs come out on top; and more.
Check out which companies made this year's components award shortlist and why.
Gigabit LTE and more are coming to NOLA and major markets, starting this year, John Law promises.
I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.
Rima Qureshi, the company's North American leader and the point person for the Ciscosson partnership, abruptly departs to 'pursue another opportunity.'
Faced with stiffer competition from telco and satellite TV rivals in its US markets, Altice is betting that its upcoming rollout of video gateways will help cut churn and stoke new video sub growth.
The cable association is eyeing the development of new interfaces in a virtualized cable access network.
Cisco is looking to add some AI flavor to its collaboration products.
Verizon wins Straight Path's nationwide 5G spectrum for $3.1B.
After a tough few years of financial crises and service outages, RBS is looking to IT and cloud to help drive transformation.
It now appears that getting that advanced degree is pointless after all. A Gartner report finds AI can take jobs in medicine and law as well as IT.
Healthcare could be a goldmine for mobile operators, but they will need to do it right.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's first quarter is a game of two halves; Openreach consults with CSPs on broadband future; GÉANT network draws on Dimension Data; Telia concern over Kazakhistan's snooping strategy.
Planned job cuts and restructuring could force the UK's fixed-line incumbent to increase its focus on digital transformation.
German operator sees healthy growth in sales and earnings thanks to the continued progress of T-Mobile US, but registers marginal improvements in Germany and Europe.
It doesn't match the uproar over, say, the president firing the head of the FBI, but the FCC is getting its share of criticism and activist response over changes to the telecom regulatory regime.
Companies team on commercial solution for open source-based CORD, and say Tier 1 operators are already on board.
Microsoft is rolling out its own cloud database called Azure Cosmos DB, and offering support for open source databases MySQL and PostgreSQL.
Vendors gear up with big SDN ideas, while carriers focus on the more pinpoint deployment of SD-WAN.
Versa announced the expansion of its SD-WAN platform to include new security functions, support of WiFi, Ethernet and LTE and third-party VNF hosting.
Big data analytics can predict each potential customer’s interest in specific services and tiers, price sensitivity, budget, propensity to switch service providers, susceptibility to special offers -- and thus their value as a customer.
Social networking giant and India's biggest operator team up on a WiFi project.
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.
Spanish operator picks Nuage as SD-WAN supplier and plots service launch in Spain later this year.
Tech business consultant Jordan Howard inadvertently became an example of what she was trying to describe when she forgot the word for 'payphone.'
A combination of both active and passive test provides a clear picture of end-to-end real-time service monitoring and long-term trend analysis.
While at the OpenStack Summit to help promote the platform it helped create, Rackspace's CTO addressed changes within the company's leadership.
When you need one throat to choke, it has to be the right throat.
US operator is collaborating with owner SoftBank and chipmaker Qualcomm on the development of 5G technologies based on the 2.5GHz band.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple buys Finnish sleep-tracking startup; Vodafone's pager deal off the table; cloud services for healthcare; Virgin Vooms into Manchester.
Originally launched for public cloud, IBM has now created a version of its Data Science Experience for private cloud deployments.
As increasing numbers of telecom operators venture into the managed security space, Heavy Reading has launched a new research service that monitors and analyzes this emerging sector.
At NFV World Congress, BT, Orange and Telefonica recount their progress and stress that open source success is a participation sport.
After hitting a 'road bump' with UK cable new-build in Q1, Liberty Global revamps Project Lightning management team and slows down project in the near term.
Three companies – AT&T, Digital Realty and Telstra – made the shortlist with very different services.
T-Mobile's ambitious scheme appears to extend America's 5G lead over Europe, but is it all just bluster?
The Universal CPE, driven by OpenStack and off-the-shelf hardware, should help Verizon deliver virtual services straight to the enterprise.
The latest Enterprise Cloud News webinar is all about IoT and cloud.
GE is using a combination of OpenStack and a new service called remote managed private cloud to help the company with healthcare.
Dell described how it will use assets from its traditional business and last year's EMC acquisition to address the enterprise cloud market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia soups up Jeddah sports stadium; smart meter deal in Norway; BT calls for IoT entries; Ericsson's orchestral maneuver.
With six vendors on the shortlist, the shortlisted innovations in this category range from smart city technologies to embedded security systems.
Companies that go all in on public cloud are missing out on optimization and efficiency, says Dell Technologies honcho. Of course he has to say that.
Gigamon shares climb 18% on news that an activist hedge fund Elliott Management has amassed a whopping 15% stake.
With some criticism coming in as of late, the OpenStack Foundation kicked off its annual summit with a defense of the platform, as well as outlining some changes for the future.
No drones, darling.
As the Dell EMC World show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, the company is betting on hyperconverged infrastructure as its ticket to cloud customers.
The quiet period is over.
New firm, led by Terremark's former CEO, combines CenturyLink's global data center footprint with four security software specialists, sets goal of integrated services.
The spectrum holder says AT&T has three days to top the offer, widely believed to be from Verizon.
Xfinity xFi is a managed home WiFi experience, bringing with it the industry's first DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with integrated WiFi.
The cloud is changing the enterprise, as well the employees who work within it. It's time to change the way your business develops and nurtures its IT talent.
Cable giant blames weak customer spending and greater marketing expenditure in the UK for its revised forecast but expects conditions to improve later in the year.
Also in today's EMEA regional report: German firms plan to make online purchasing safer and more secure; new boss for Telenor's Bangladesh unit; "near real time" web surveillance proposed in UK.
With many larger firms now seeking cloud-based commercial services, service providers have a unique chance to make new inroads and capture greater market share.
There are not many things you can achieve in around 45 seconds: registering on the Pedias is one of them.
CEO Crissi Williams is leading the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) in its apprenticeship program to help attract more qualified women to the telecom industry.
Google says its Railwire project is evidence that microservices and a cloud-native approach can work for carrier services.
Our short list for the most innovative IoT/M2M strategy service provider includes a mainstream network operator, the world's biggest maker of Internet Protocol network equipment, a smart grid specialist and a 'digital agriculture' hub.
Akamai, Cisco, Harmonic, Net insight, Nokia, SK Telecom and SoftAtHome make this year's short list with new video services.
Post-merger with Level 3, carrier will be heavily focused on enterprise business including managed IT, but can it compete?
Unlicensed spectrum will help the 3GPP's 5G specification proliferate.
At Domino's, PaaS stands for pizza-as-a-service.
Optical vendor is still suffering from pricing pressure and customers' capex constraints.
The 'Near Future' is a little disheartening.
Rural broadband upstart sees demand for much faster, fiber-based connectivity across rural parts of the UK.
Virtualization and cloudification (or cloud computing) are often used interchangeably but they are different concepts.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Euro firms complain about the Internet's gatekeepers; Denmark's TDC has flat Q1; Salt peppers Switzerland with 4G.
Verizon offers a new SDP service to enhance customer application security.
Vodafone will use Mirantis OpenStack for its Vodafone Ocean cloud.
India's rapidly changing telecom market is likely to feature five new-look big players by the end of the year.
This week in our WiC roundup: A new music video puts the lady in boss; products by and for women raise moola; Slack releases a lackluster diversity report; and more.
The B/OSS market is likely to undergo significant change in the coming years, driven by the move to network virtualization and the transformation of CSPs into digital service providers.
No, it won't saw your cellphone bill in half, but it could improve LTE coverage in your home and neighborhood.
Big US telco plans to launch its 'skinnier bundle' service in several markets this summer and then roll it out throughout its regions by year-end.
Companies announce combination of SevOne's service assurance system with Red Hat's NFVi.
The cost of rolling out a nationwide 5G network in less than two years could drive capital intensity to an all-time high.
Arris shared some interesting tidbits on the future of its cable products as the company beat analyst expectations for both revenue and earnings in Q1.
Cisco is moving deeper into cloud and analytics, and has acquired assets and people from Saggezza to fortify these plans.
Dell EMC is looking to bring its hybrid cloud offerings to Microsoft's new Azure Stack as the two companies eye the enterprise data center.
UK-based operator picks Mirantis as its OpenStack vendor, citing the company's ability to work in a multivendor environment as critical to its choice.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia soups up WiFi for Swisscom; Telenor reports flat first quarter; Imagination starts dispute resolution process with Apple; data revenues rise at MTN.
Enterprises of all sizes are expected to spend more on cloud and hosting services than on overall IT in 2017, according to a new survey.
Italian operator flags continued progress on the sales and profitability fronts under the leadership of Flavio Cattaneo.
Here are three key areas where the industry needs to collaborate to make network slicing commercially viable.
Outages are inevitable, but how can we deal with them better?
Rhodes is taking a gig as CEO of an unnamed smaller company, as Rackspace President Jeff Cotten steps in as acting CEO.
Softbank's CEO Masa Son joined Sprint on its fiscal Q4 call as the operator posted a narrowed net loss.
Study finds code by female engineers is rejected more often, but Facebook says it's a factor of rank, raising the question of if females are promoted as fast as male engineers.
Deploying a nationwide 5G network in less than two years, in a country as big as the US, is not for the faint-hearted. Enter T-Mobile's John Legere.
The former CEO of Amber Networks and Matisse Networks is back with a cloud-like appliance that he insists is not the same as hyperconverged infrastructure.
Six companies made the finals in this competitive category of Leading Lights 2017.
Still smarting from its botched takeover of three Verizon wireline systems last year, Frontier slashes shareholder dividend as it aims to reduce its heavy debt load.
But will it make money?
In Jordan, JEPCO is the main supplier of electricity to homes and businesses. Now, the company is looking to see whether the cloud can deliver a new level of service to its customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO and GSMA call for more ambition from EU on 5G; Ericsson's credit rating cut; Swisscom stands still in Q1; 4G in the UK; Kudelski completes on DVnor acquisition.
In the face of criticism from President Donald Trump that Infosys and other outsourcing firms are taking jobs from Americans, Infosys plans to open four tech and innovation hubs in the US, starting in Indiana.
Five companies have made the shortlist for an award that is all about the shape of things to come.
IBM is using Verizon assets to build out its strategic cloud business.
Verizon sees no blue skies ahead for its enterprise cloud business, sells the unit off to IBM.
T-Mobile's plan for 5G in 2020 isn't new but using 600MHz for the network is a fresh twist.
May is proving to be the busiest month.
The biggest challenge to NB-IoT might come from another 3GPP standard that vendors are positioning as a 'complementary' technology.
Charter is still feeling the pinch from integrating Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, but it's not planning any drastic changes in strategy.
An NIA board member outlines his best practices for leveraging NFV in an effective, customer-friendly way. Working with key players to establish interoperability is 'invaluable' for the development of realistic applications and test cases.
CenturyLink and Verizon both completed sales of data centers this week but say they will now be resellers of what they once owned.
Docker is switching leaders with former SAP executive Steve Singh taking over for Ben Golub, as it faces stiff competition from Kubernetes.
New Third Network Professional Certification Framework promises training and certification in NFV, SDN, orchestration and more.
In a bid to broaden its appeal, Red Hat introduced OpenShift.io, a free online development environment to simplify Kubernetes and containers.
India's newest operator will have to capture about 200 million customers and keep a close eye on spending to achieve profitability.
As CTO of Rackspace, John Engates is helping steer the company through several changes, including its transformation to a private company, its relationship to OpenStack and the challenges posed by the cloud.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight less than fully satisfied with Q1 results; Nokia upgrades Cosmote backhaul in Greece; BT completes trading-floor comms acquisition.
The arrival of NFV and IoT is driving a greater need for Service Quality Management (SQM) capabilities, argues Sandeep Raina.
Viptela provides cloud-based SD-WAN that's designed to be easy to manage, complementing Cisco's existing IWAN and Meraki SD-WAN services.
In what surely isn't the last SD-WAN startup buy, Cisco plunks down $610 million to add a rival's technology to its portfolio.
The time has come for a telecom app store to save the industry.
Can Dish make money from its wireless spectrum before its satellite TV business collapses?
The Uptime Institute has released its annual data center report, which finds that despite all the cloud talk, most business apps remain in-house.
Join Women in Comms on May 15 in Austin to discuss the future of tech, how to plan your career for it and much more with some of the industry's top female executives.
Open source group lays out initial strategy for bringing together multiple open source projects with SDOs to advance NFV and SDN.
Network investment spending continues to rise.
An updated architecture, new approach to software and the ability to launch new services will give telcos a successful path to 5G within the next few years.
Almost 30% of poll respondents said rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 should be the biggest priority for cable this year, while an equal number picked extending fiber deeper into the access network.
Failure to plan strategically and siloed execution are among the pitfalls that can handicap cloud deployments, according to practitioners responsible for some of the biggest cloud deployments around.
As a consulting firm, Peloton has 100% in the cloud – and now it is sharing its experience of the process to clients.