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AT&T Trades Pay-TV Dollars for OTT Dimes
News Analysis | 10/25/2017

Remember when telco TV was a good business?

Google Enlists Cisco to the Hybrid Cloud Cause
News Analysis | 10/25/2017

Google, seeking enterprise cloud cred, lands a major ally.

Google Teams With Cisco for Hybrid Cloud
News Analysis | 10/25/2017

Eager to gain enterprise momentum, Google Cloud Platform latches on to Cisco and its massive installed base.

Sprint Narrows Loss, Avoids T-Mobile Questions
News Analysis | 10/25/2017

Sprint didn't hold a Q2 earnings call, thus dodging questions about a T-Mobile merger and the potential loss of 20,000 jobs.

Microsoft Launches Kubernetes as a Managed Service
Wagner’s Ring | 10/25/2017

Also upgrading Azure Container Registry to allow users to scale containers across Azure's global footprint.

SugarCRM Sweetens Cloud Strategy
Scott Ferguson | 10/25/2017

With customers shifting to the cloud, SugarCRM is looking to move updates faster through its cloud product, although it will continue to support the on-premises version into the foreseeable future.

Workday Looks to OpenStack to Power Growth
Wagner’s Ring | 10/25/2017

As the company expands its customer base, it's looking to the open source cloud platform to keep up with demand without having to add new hardware.

Cloud Can Deliver a Broadband Boost, Says Huawei
News Analysis | 10/25/2017

Cloud-based services can help to improve the broadband experience for consumers, says Huawei.

AT&T Q3: Taxes, FirstNet & '5G Evolution'
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

Q3 results mildly miss, and AT&T's CFO preaches for a 'once in a generation' chance at tax reform.

Juniper's Cloud Woes Likely to Continue Into Q4
Scott Ferguson | 10/24/2017

Juniper Networks reported third-quarter financial numbers that were in-line with analysts' expectations, but the company's cloud concerns, especially around switches, is likely to continue.

5 Reasons to Ignore Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2017

Heavy Reading has just released a report on the coming automation age and how it will affect telecom industry ecosystems.

Vendors, Get Used to Life Under Open Source
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

AT&T thinks open source software is here to stay, and that means some vendors will have to reinvent their business models.

FCC's Latest 3.5GHz Vote Favors the Big 4
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

A new proposed rule would tilt 5G's 3.5GHz spectrum allocation in a way the major US carriers have favored, much to Google's chagrin.

What Color Is That Optical White Box?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2017

The future of 'optical white box' was a topic of discussion, debate and some confusion at Light Reading's recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver.

Qwilt Takes Limelight to the Edge
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

Caching vendor Qwilt and CDN Limelight today announced an integrated solution to bring content closer to the end-user and improve QoE.

Tivo Tips New Bolt Boxes
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

Tivo's not giving up on retail hardware yet.

Windstream Joins DDoS Mitigation Effort
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

As DDoS attacks get bigger and badder, carriers like Windstream have begun offering mitigation services in the cloud.

Orange Polska: Fiber Plan Supports 5G Strategy
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

Polish operator and other service providers highlight the need for more advanced fixed-line infrastructure as they start to plan for the launch of 5G services.

Ericsson Pumps Up 5G Trials With US Cellular to 28GHz
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

Ericsson works with US Cellular on 28GHz 5G trials in rural and suburban Wisconson.

Verizon & Vodafone Challenge NG-PON2 Vendors on Price
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

Some of the world's largest service providers have complained that equipment costs for the emerging NG-PON2 standard remain far too high.

KDDI Embraces Versa's SD-WAN
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

Software-based approach enables cloud deployment and rapid scaling of SD-WAN services for enterprise customers.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adopts 2 Security Projects
Scott Ferguson | 10/24/2017

Best known as the home of Kubernetes, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is also adopting two open source security projects designed to protect containers.

AppDynamics Founder Launches 'Harness' for Continuous App Delivery
Wagner’s Ring | 10/24/2017

Jyoti Bansal's new startup provides automated testing designed to reduce application deployment times from weeks to hours.

OPNFV's Euphrates Sails Toward Cloud-Native Shores
News Analysis | 10/24/2017

Fifth software release from OPNFV integrates Kubernetes, cloud-based OpenStack and continuous integration.

Microsoft, Cray Bringing Supercomputer Power to Azure
Scott Ferguson | 10/23/2017

Microsoft is looking to bring Cray's supercomputing abilities to its Azure public cloud to assist with scientific research and other developments including AI and analytics.

Cisco Announces $1.9B Deal for BroadSoft
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

Takeover would solidify Cisco's position as a leader in the market for unified communications services.

Kubernetes & the Grand Google Conspiracy
Craig's A-List | 10/23/2017

If there isn't a master plan behind Google's creation of Kubernetes, maybe there ought to be.

3, 2, 1... Rocket Fiber Readies Pay-TV Launch
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

10-Gig ISP Rocket Fiber talks about why it's getting into the pay-TV business and how.

T-Mobile Ducks Q3 Call to Dodge Sprint M&A Questions
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

Sprint follows suit shortly afterwards on Monday morning.

Cisco Targets Cloud-Based UC With $1.9B BroadSoft Deal
Scott Ferguson | 10/23/2017

Cisco is looking to expand its reach into cloud-based UC thanks to a $1.9 billion deal for BroadSoft.

What If Kubernetes Is One Big Google Conspiracy?
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

Google's latest effort at world domination includes Kubernetes, at least according to one theory.

Cloud Computing Skills Gap: How You Can Cash In
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

A growing concern in IT is what skills are needed as infrastructure shifts to the cloud? There are no specific 'cloud courses,' but there are ways to take existing skills within IT and get your projects done.

VentureLabs' Balcom Brings Marketing Strategy to Startups
Mentor Monday | 10/23/2017

As Executive in Residence for VentureLabs, Virginia Balcom helps startups hone their marketing strategy – a critical, but often overlooked step in product and market validation.

Verizon's IPTV Plans Flounder Further
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

Even Verizon's updated Fios TV product appears to be in trouble.

People in Comms, This WiC Event Is For You!
Que Sera Sarah | 10/23/2017

Join Women in Comms on Nov. 1 in London for a luncheon geared towards men and how they can be important allies for women in the workplace.

Eurobites: Russia's MTS to Spend €400M on Ericsson 5G-Ready Gear
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson lands media deal with Fox; Telecom Italia approves Canal+ deal; Arqiva plots flotation.

Nokia, AWS Team Up Strategically
News Analysis | 10/20/2017

New collaboration will focus on helping service providers migrate their IT operations to the AWS cloud along with edge computing and IoT.

HPE Steps Back From Hypercloud
Wagner’s Ring | 10/20/2017

HPE says it's no longer selling custom servers for hypercloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft – eight big companies in all.

SCTE Slide Show: Arris & Cisco Play Nice!
Slide Shows | 10/20/2017

DAA forced Arris and Cisco into each other's booths at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo... and other tales of cable fun.

Ericsson CFO: Automation Is Helping Us Cut Jobs
News Analysis | 10/20/2017

Swedish vendor is rolling out artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies in its service delivery business, which suffered hefty cuts in the recent third quarter.

A 3-Layer Network & the 'Last 10 Meters' – Light Reading Reports from UBBF China
LRTV Documentaries | 10/20/2017

The Ultra-Broadband Forum is an annual event organized by the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei.

MongoDB IPO Shows Upside of Cloud, Open Source
Scott Ferguson | 10/20/2017

With a strong debut, MongoDB shows how powerful the combination of cloud, open source and digital transformation is.

Ericsson Sees Networks Progress Despite Mounting Losses
News Analysis | 10/20/2017

Swedish equipment maker draws attention to gains at its networks division but continues to face a huge turnaround challenge.

Eurobites: UK Mobile Operators Slammed for Overcharging on Handsets
News Analysis | 10/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN boss to step down next April; EU gets tough on OTTs and privacy; more UK spectrum auction ructions.

Open Is the New Black for Mobile Voice Services
Column | 10/20/2017

The definition of voice services is widening beyond phone calls, even into IoT. That calls for a more open approach to product development, Ian Maclean of Metaswitch argues.

NTT Takes SDN to the Track With Formula 1 Team McLaren-Honda
News Analysis | 10/20/2017

NTT and Formula 1 team McLaren-Honda are taking their technology partnership to the track at this weekend's US Grand Prix in Austin.

WiCipedia: Gender Editors, Twitter Reform & How to Be Decent
WiCipedia | 10/20/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: The New York Times creates a new diversity position; Instagram's COO advises 'get your foot in the door'; sexism scandals rile Hollywood and Sacramento; and more.

Eastern Europe: OTT's Final Frontier?
News Analysis | 10/20/2017

Operators and broadcasters in central and eastern Europe remain sanguine about the threat from OTT services.

Cloud Security: Beware the 'Treacherous 12'
Wagner’s Ring | 10/20/2017

The cloud presents security threats that are different from on-premises IT.

Cisco Racks 200th Acquisition, Nabs Perspica for App Performance
Wagner’s Ring | 10/19/2017

Perspica will join AppDynamics, which Cisco acquired earlier this year, to help enterprises improve application performance in real time.

AppDynamics Complementing Cisco's Intent-Based Networking Vision
Scott Ferguson | 10/19/2017

At its user show in New York City, AppDynamics executives offered a glimpse into how the company plans to integrate more with parent company Cisco.

Verizon Says Fixed 5G Will Happen in 2018, Less Clear on Mobile
News Analysis | 10/19/2017

Verizon is now using 50% of its available spectrum portfolio for 4G, expects to refarm PCS and launch AWS-3 in 2018.

Indian Telecom Industry Set for Huge Layoffs
News Analysis | 10/19/2017

Bedeviled by huge debts and rock-bottom tariffs, India's telecom industry is shrinking fast.

Nielsen Sizes Up Netflix
News Analysis | 10/19/2017

Nielsen, the company that tracks TV viewership in the US, has added a new product that tracks Netflix viewing.

ZTE, Telenet Hail Massive MIMO First in Europe
News Analysis | 10/19/2017

Chinese vendor and Belgian operator say they have carried out Europe's first pre-5G trials of massive MIMO based on FDD technology.

John Muir Health Prescribes Hybrid Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 10/19/2017

Associate CIO Bill Hudson wants to reduce the organization's data center to a size small enough to fit in his office.

Eurobites: Nokia Embraces AWS to Enhance Cloud Offer
News Analysis | 10/19/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia sales slide in Q3; Tele2's don't; Swisscom brings cloud giants on board; Telekom Austria buys into e-sports.

GTT Getting Aggressive on SD-WANs
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

Services strategy builds on new access footprint, global Internet backbone and push to hit $1 billion in revenues.

Liberty Has Some Mobile Advice for US Cable
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

Liberty Global is a quad-play operator in Europe and beyond, and CEO Mike Fries has the wisdom of experience in mobile to share.

Sprint & T-Mobile Aim to Keep as Much Spectrum as Possible in Merger – Report
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

Sprint & T-Mobile aren't expected to announce any immediate sales or spectrum divestments as part of the conditions for their much anticpated merger.

ZTE Surge Continues With 9-Month Profit up 37%
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

In contrast to Ericsson and Nokia, ZTE sees profits growing thanks to carrier networks and consumer products.

IBM, Docker Expand Partnership for Public Cloud Migration
Scott Ferguson | 10/18/2017

At Dockercon Europe, IBM and Docker on expanding their container relationship with a focus on public cloud.

Cisco: Cable Nets Can Backhaul Small Cells
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

What if DOCSIS networks could provide the backhaul capacity necessary for 4G and future 5G wireless networks?

ONUG Shifts Focus to Security, Analytics
Scott Ferguson | 10/18/2017

ONUG wants to rebrand a bit and focus more on security and analytics going forward in an era of hybrid cloud.

Eurobites: Privacy Shield Set to Pass Its Year 1 Assessment
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia links up with Bosch on IoT; Arcep wants to be alerted; ETSI adopts connected-car smartphone standard.

Broadcast/Multicast Critical for Live Streaming – Heavy Reading Advisory Board
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

New research from Heavy Reading's Video Transformation Advisory Board (VTAB) addresses a number of key issues facing operators offering video services.

Cisco's AppDynamics Looks to Drive Business Value
Wagner’s Ring | 10/18/2017

New Business iQ software measures customer satisfaction and revenue through mobile, web, Internet of Things and more.

SoftBank Enters Tower-Leasing Business in US
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

Japanese operator partners with Lendlease on a joint towers venture that says it is targeting $5 billion in infrastructure assets in the medium term.

Foreign Telcos Bite the Dust In India
News Analysis | 10/18/2017

The exit of so many foreign telcos from the Indian market raises tough questions about the future of the industry.

'Brutal' Automation & the Looming Workforce Cull
Morris Lore | 10/18/2017

As telcos try to emulate their Internet rivals, the industry looks set to set lose many of its current employees.

IBM's Long Decline Continues, Despite Cloud Growth
Scott Ferguson | 10/17/2017

Cloud was up 25%, but revenues keep declining.

Muni Policies Stymie Edge Computing
News Analysis | 10/17/2017

Companies building out fiber networks to support intelligence closer to the customer face daunting processes, not to mention high prices for permits and access.

What Does Automation Mean to You?
Shades of Ray | 10/17/2017

What does automation mean for the carrier community? We need to talk about this...

Verizon Migrating From Homebrew 5G, Enlists Qualcomm for Trials
News Analysis | 10/17/2017

After issuing a homegrown 5G spec, Verizon is migrating to 3GPP-based 5G tests starting in 2018.

Qualcomm Claims 5G Data Call First
News Analysis | 10/17/2017

...as the chipmaker preps its X50 modem for a year of 5G smartphone development in 2018.

Worried About Bandwidth for 4K? Here Comes 8K!
News Analysis | 10/17/2017

Japanese broadcaster NHK announces the launch of the world's first 8K channel in December 2018.

Eurobites: Nokia Broadens Its FTTx Palette
News Analysis | 10/17/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Investor AB increases its stake in Ericsson; Com Hem profits up in Q3; new boss for NEC Europe.

Cisco Looks to Professional Services for Enterprise Innovation
Wagner’s Ring | 10/17/2017

As enterprise IT faces pressure to shift toward innovation, Cisco is looking to help shoulder the burden of everyday maintenance.

Instana Automates App Development & Maintenance
Scott Ferguson | 10/17/2017

Startup Instana is officially releasing its first APM offering this week at Dockercon Europe, adding automation and AI into the DevOps process.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Game of Phones
LRTV Documentaries | 10/17/2017

LONDON, 10/17/2017 – Video content monetization; Jamie returns from the Nordics; this week's corporate dramas; and more.

Netflix Schools MVPDs in Q3
News Analysis | 10/17/2017

Once again, Netflix outperforms in its quarterly earnings report.

Docker Climbs on the Kubernetes Train
Wagner’s Ring | 10/17/2017

Maybe the last significant container holdout to announce Kubernetes support?

Nominum & Security for Small to Midsized Businesses
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/16/2017

REDWOOD CITY, 10/16/2017 – Arlen Frew discusses the latest security innovations Nominum is working on, from credential threats to encryption theft secured by their latest software that monitors Internet activity and potential malware within a group of employees.

Pai's FCC Raises Alarms at Competitive Carriers
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

The FCC chair could mean bad news for Net Neutrality and interconnection disputes, panelists at Incompas say.

What to Watch for at Cable-Tec Expo
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

Cable access will be a big topic again, with DAAs, virtualization and managed WiFi all on the Cable-Tec docket.

Is US Lurching Back to Monopoly Status?
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

Ranking Democrat on key House committee warns that new attitudes in DC go beyond concern to 'worry' status and need action now.

Cable 5G Backhaul Forecast: Clear as Mud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/16/2017

Cable is well on the path to meeting 5G backhaul and small cell requirements; however, cable may face competition from mobile network operators (MNOs) and find challenges in technology and regulation limitations.

UK Govt Finds Another £25M for 5G
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

Authorities in the UK will make awards of up to £5 million to parties that win an upcoming 'testbeds and trials' competition.

Qualcomm Sues to Stop Apple Making, Selling iPhone in China
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

Now Qualcomm is trying to stop manufacturing of the iPhone in China, and cut Apple off from more than 20% of its global sales.

DT Preps CORD Effort to Slash FTTB/H Costs
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

German operator's Access 4.0 project, if approved, could help it to reduce the expense of building higher-speed fiber networks.

Overhead Door Opens to Cloud Innovation
Wagner’s Ring | 10/16/2017

The 96-year-old company has a hybrid estate, but sees the cloud as where future innovation is going.

UCaaS: An Increasingly Important Enterprise Tool
Column | 10/16/2017

The shift to cloud is turning unified communications into the next hot service for enterprises as the UCaaS market continues to expand.

Xerox CISO Readies Printers for IoT Era
Scott Ferguson | 10/16/2017

Dr. Alissa Johnson, the CISO of Xerox, believes that printers are part of the IoT ecosystem, and that's where the security concerns start.

Google Cloud, Edge Computing in the Spotlight at IoT Congress
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

At the recent IoT Congress show in Barcelona, Google put the spotlight on its public cloud offering, and how that is helping to fuel more interest in IoT, as well as edge computing.

Eurobites: Vodafone Launches Gigabit LTE in 4 German Cities
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du trials Nokia's SDAN on NG-PON; Nokia unveils wireless PON offering; UK study bigs up AI's business potential.

AT&T's Knight on Fostering Resiliency & Diversity
Mentor Monday | 10/16/2017

AT&T's Marachel Knight shares her insight on how she developed resiliency in the face of challenges, and how cohesive teams helped her overcome those obstacles.

Driving Customer & Employee Digital Adoption
Column | 10/16/2017

Pay-TV providers should focus on four key areas to bring employees and customers along for the ride.

NFV & SDN: What's Next for Cable?
Breznick Unbound | 10/16/2017

Now that CableLabs and ETSI have begun defining standards, interfaces and software-based network elements, how will the industry proceed with virtualizing the cable architecture?

AWS & Microsoft Build an AI Starter Kit
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

The Gluon library aims to distill artificial intelligence down to the steps of normal programming, putting the technology within reach for more developers.

Verizon Lays Out Virtualization Demands
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

US operator emphasizes the need for progress in key virtualization areas to meet emerging customer demands.

Tribalism Is Rife in Telecom, Too
Morris Lore | 10/13/2017

The last thing the shrinking communications networking industry would seem to need is more working groups or associations, yet new ones are sprouting.

WiC Panel: The Upside of Sexism Scandals
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

Recent scandals at large tech companies show the industry's problems treating women fairly, but also reveal much less public tolerance of sexism.

Cablecos, Networks Play the Blame Game
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

Who's to blame in the skinny bundle wars?

Telecom Italia Covers 73% of Italy With NB-IoT
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

Italian operator launches commercial NB-IoT services across most of the country, giving a further boost to the cellular standard.

Juniper Hits a Cloud Snag in Q3
Scott Ferguson | 10/13/2017

Juniper announced this week that it would miss earnings estimates as its cloud business hits a downturn.

BMC Embraces Multi-Cloud, Strikes Partnership With AWS
Scott Ferguson | 10/13/2017

At an event in New York City, BMC laid out an ambitious agenda that included multi-cloud, machine learning and a new partnership with AWS.

Eurobites: UK Regulator Faces Legal Challenge Over In-Flight WiFi License
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eutelsat acquires Noorsat for $75 million; Orange partners with Ciena and Akamai for vCDN; Finns go ga-ga for mobile gigabytes.

Sigfox Plans 20 Cent Disposable Radio for IoT
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

A 20 cent, disposable radio for IoT? It's coming soon, says Sigfox's CMO

What's Blockchain Good For?
Wagner’s Ring | 10/13/2017

Sure, blockchain is over-hyped. But don't let that distract you from its practical value.

WiCipedia: Int'l Day of the Girl & Sephora Shows the Ropes
WiCipedia | 10/13/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the Valley; and more.

NetScout Preaches Smart Data for Digital Transformation
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

Analytics is all very well, but NetScout's Vikram Saksena says data needs to be intelligently reduced down to something truly useful.

India's Airtel to Take Over Tata Teleservices
News Analysis | 10/13/2017

The merger will be the second-biggest deal announced in India's telecom market this year, and represents a lifeline for Tata.

Managing VMs: Harnessing the Power of Mobility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/12/2017

Taking the pulse of NFV and SDN deployments.

Cisco's Latest ACI Offers DCI
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

The Application-Centric Infrastructure now reaches its tentacles across multiple data centers.

Juniper's Q3 Sags as Cloud Business Dips
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

Could be good news for Arista, says MKM Partners.

Pay-TV Cord-Cutting Slams AT&T
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

In a regulatory filing Wednesday, AT&T said it expects to shed nearly 400,000 DirecTV and U-verse TV subscribers in the third quarter.

AT&T Brings vCPE, Wireless WAN to Wholesale Channel
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

At its solutions partner event this week, AT&T unveiled wholesale versions of its FlexWare and wireless backup service offerings.

Google & Partners Secure 'Software Supply Chain'
Wagner’s Ring | 10/12/2017

The open source Grafeas and Kritis projects are designed for securing and certify modern, complex software rollouts.

Alibaba's $15B R&D Investment Includes AI, IoT
Scott Ferguson | 10/12/2017

Alibaba will invest $15 billion over the next three years in a variety of research and development projects.

Cisco's ACI Stretches Tendrils Into Other Data Centers
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

ACI 3.0 expands the SDN platform's multi-site capabilities for the SDN platform, stepping on the toes of another Cisco DCI option.

CFOs & Finance Find Benefits in the Cloud
Column | 10/12/2017

The shift to cloud computing is changing the way business is done. Now, the CFOs and their finance teams are seeing a benefit in cloud as well.

Eurobites: Sky Set Fair in Q1 Despite UK Headwinds
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands networks deal in Iraq; Ericsson surveys 5G readiness; LoRaWAN collaboration.

Google Pitches TV-Like Quality for Online Ads
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

Having developed a platform for monetizing newspaper content online, Google has now set its sights on monetizing online advertising for broadcasters.

SD-WAN Questions Linger for CSPs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/11/2017

Although many service providers have already deployed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology and believe it is an integral part of their business, a clear path to vendor success and long-term revenue isn't yet visible.

FCC Restarts Approval Clock for CenturyLink & Level 3
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

CenturyLink's $34B purchase of Level 3 Communications is apparently very close to being cleared for take-off.

Orange Moves to 'Industrial' NFV Phase, Will Start in Spain
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

French telecom incumbent is ready to embark on a more widespread rollout of NFV using technology from a handful of suppliers.

The Big Cable DAA Update
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

Ahead of SCTE, we look at cable's ongoing efforts to shift to a distributed architecture. Is 2018 the year that DAA deployments take off?

Cloud Security Startup ShiftLeft De-Stealths
Wagner’s Ring | 10/11/2017

ShiftLeft's service scans application source code for normal behavior and detects and remdiates deviations that might indicate possible attacks.

Eurobites: UK Proposes Social Media Levy to Boost Internet Safety
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom bets on smart parking; Vivendi tries to settle pay-TV dispute; balloon goes up for EE.

Cloud Networking Startup Teridion Taps Ex-HPE Exec as CEO
Wagner’s Ring | 10/11/2017

Saar Gillai heads up a company that speeds personalized information from cloud providers to users.

Google's Pixel 2: No Gigabit LTE for You, Either!
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

LR hears that Google has rate-limited its new Pixel 2 flagship, much as Apple reportedly throttled the iPhone 8.

Colt Preps AI-Enabled Network Management
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

The international operator has plans to automate its network management and unify its NFV architecture in 2018.

AT&T: Designing Hardware for the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2017

DENVER, 10/11/2017 – Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T.

Facebook's TIP to Launch AI Working Group
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

A new TIP working group will look at using machine learning and AI to improve network management.

China Unicom to Build 'Thousands' of Edge DCs
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

Chinese operator is poised to migrate to 'thousands' of edge data centers as it makes preparations for the launch of 5G.

Martiny Cocktail? DT Exec Eyes ONAP & Zero-Touch Merger
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

DT exec Klaus Martiny thinks ONAP and ETSI could be quite a mix.

ONAP & MEF Formally Team on LSO APIs, Framework
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

Team of companies belonging to both groups will work on making sure LSO interfaces match ONAP needs at key north-south and east-west connections.

Vodafone: Virtualization Vendors Must Put Up or Shut Up
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

Vodafone's new head of virtualization is already fed up with vendors refusing to play ball and act like grown-up cloud community players.

CableLabs Pushes Full Duplex Forward
News Analysis | 10/11/2017

Cable R&D group completes key physical layer stage of latest DOCSIS spec, which will enable operators to offer symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds for the first time.

Dell Putting Its Company Muscle Behind New IoT Strategy
Scott Ferguson | 10/10/2017

Dell Technologies is looking to leverage all parts of the company as part of a big push into the Internet of Things.

Automation Gets Its Own ETSI Group
News Analysis | 10/10/2017

Wait, what? Another ETSI group?? Major vendors and operators collaborate to form a 'zero-touch' networking group at ETSI, but not everyone thinks that's a good move.

Complexity Could Derail Automation, Say Telcos
News Analysis | 10/10/2017

Telcos are increasingly focused on automating their networks, but complexity represents a major challenge, said industry executives in The Hague this week.

MEF Proclaims Progress on Key LSO Interfaces
News Analysis | 10/10/2017

New software development kits for its LSO Presto and Sonata interfaces build on work done by operator members to speed interconnection.

Verizon: Delivering Automation in Orchestration
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/10/2017

Verizon's Fred Oliveira explains how the industry needs to focus more on automation in NFV orchestration and less on managing individual network elements.

Verizon on Automating Network Services
LRTV Interviews | 10/10/2017

DENVER, 10/10/2017 – Verizon's Fred Oliveira addresses challenges to NFV orchestration, including the amount of time spent managing individual network elements.

DT: Brutal Automation Is Only Way to Succeed
News Analysis | 10/10/2017

German incumbent says its new goal is to build networks that can be managed without human intervention.

The Revolution Will Be Automated
From the Founder | 10/10/2017

Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.

Dialog Axiata Wants 5G Lead in South Asia
News Analysis | 10/10/2017

The Sri Lankan operator wants to be a 5G pioneer in South Asia.

Eurobites: Reality Bites for Nokia's VR Dreams
News Analysis | 10/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom hawks its telco cloud; UK government in the dock over BT 'state aid'; T-Systems and Huawei give Kone a connectivity lift.

IBM Combining Data Science Experience & PowerAI for Analytics
Scott Ferguson | 10/10/2017

IBM is looking to add more machine learning and deep learning into the big data analytics process by combing its Data Science Experience and PowerAI platforms.

In Cable First, WOW Distributes & Virtualizes the Access Network
News Analysis | 10/10/2017

In a cable first, WOW is virtualizing its cable access network with the help of Nokia's virtualized Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA) technology.

Salesforce Launches CRM/IoT Starter Kit
Wagner’s Ring | 10/10/2017

Salesforce IoT Explorer Edition is designed to give enterprises a way to get started using IoT data to improve customer outcomes.

Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Launch Blockchain Training Course
Scott Ferguson | 10/10/2017

The Linux Foundation, along with the Hyperledger Project, are launching a training and certification course for blockchain.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Up to No Good
LRTV Documentaries | 10/10/2017

The Light Reading sandwich makes an appearance once more as Scott is joined by Ray and Iain.

Nokia's Rajeev Suri: On 5G, IoT & the AlcaLu Deal
CxO Spotlight | 10/9/2017

The Nokia CEO tells Craig Matsumoto why telcos need to find new opportunity in 5G and why the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition succeeded.

Mobile Video Gobbling Viewing Time, Says Ericsson Study
News Analysis | 10/9/2017

Ericsson's ConsumerLab releases findings from its most recent wave of research.

BT: Aiming for a Virtualization App Store
Rewired | 10/9/2017

New services are taking hold, as businesses overcome their trepidation over virtualization and the technology matures, says Jim Sabey.

3D-Printing Startup Carbon Puts Down Cloud Footprint
Wagner’s Ring | 10/9/2017

The company standardized on Oracle business applications to simplify internal operations as it looks to revolutionize the manufacturing industry.

BT: NFV Services Taking Hold
LRTV Interviews | 10/9/2017

DENVER, 10/9/2017 – BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization.

Eurobites: VodafoneZiggo Extends Ericsson's Managed Services Contract Until 2020
News Analysis | 10/9/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mobile viewing to rocket, says Ericsson; Qualcomm offers sweeteners to EU for NXP deal; Deutsche Telekom announces new CEO for enterprise arm.

VMware European Chief: GDPR Fueling Cloud, Security Adoption
News Analysis | 10/9/2017

As the new GDPR privacy and data rules loom in the European Union, VMware sees cloud and security adoption increasing.

Fujitsu's Head of Optical Shares Her Transformation Story
Mentor Monday | 10/9/2017

Christine Podraza, VP and head of Fujitsu's Optical Business Unit, shares lessons she's learned over the course of her career as she's gone from learning to earning to returning.

Practical Advice of the Transforming Kind
Rewired | 10/9/2017

CenturyLink's Bill Walker is an IT guy, tasked with helping transform a legacy telco. He shared some very practical ideas about how to do that – notes from the trenches, as it were – in this video interview.

Ericsson Nominates Ronnie Leten as New Chairman
News Analysis | 10/9/2017

Nomination comes after former chairman Leif Johansson said he would not seek re-election under apparent shareholder pressure.

4 Tips for Maintaining Control in the Cloud
Column | 10/9/2017

As enterprises spread applications across multiple clouds, they need ways to maintain visibility and control, Ixia's Jeff Harris argues.

MIMO in 5G Networks: Engineering & Test Challenges
Column | 10/6/2017

Going deep on how MIMO underpins the development of 5G.

OSM's New NFV MANO Release Sticks to a Focused Approach
News Analysis | 10/6/2017

The third release of Open Source MANO's software drops on Monday, featuring new features, and a more detailed architecture.

Netflix Hikes Rates, Tries to Outrun Debt
News Analysis | 10/6/2017

The OTT video leader has raised its prices for the first time in three years according to reports.

Bill Walker's Best Practices for Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2017

CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his insights on how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, and convert COs to data centers.

Ericsson to Cut 10% of Irish Workforce
News Analysis | 10/6/2017

Swedish vendor will cut 130 jobs in Ireland as part of a broader cost-cutting strategy designed to restore profitability.

AWS Delivering Cloud to GE
Scott Ferguson | 10/6/2017

Amazon Web Services scored a major cloud deal with GE.

UK's Zeetta Eyes £125M in TIP Funding
News Analysis | 10/6/2017

Bristol-based SDN startup also gets access to BT's labs.

Eurobites: Police Raid Vivendi's Paris Office
News Analysis | 10/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt expands Asia-Pacific network with Ciena; Telefónica integrates security features with Microsoft Azure; Ofcom clamps down on broadband ads.

WiCipedia: Twitter Threats, Diversity Hires & Oracle in Hot Seat
WiCipedia | 10/6/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders face Twitter harassment; Amazon needs a new opener; Oracle has lawsuit battle ahead; and more.

Oracle OpenWorld: The View From the Show Floor – & Beyond
Slide Shows | 10/6/2017

Larry Ellison rants, networked cars look cute, dogs nap, and more!

Cisco Makes the Case for FDX Over FTTH
News Analysis | 10/6/2017

Cisco explains why Altice may not need to deploy fiber to the home in the US after all.

Wrestling With the Challenges of Automation
Column | 10/6/2017

DevOps, AI, NFV and other technologies will help automate the network, but organizations need to start working on that transition right away, Juniper's Sumeet Singh argues.

GTT's Sahim: MPLS Is Not the Problem
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

GTT's Kevin Sahim explained the challenges legacy WAN architectures present to achieving interoperability as operators seek to develop a smarter enterprise WAN.

Tata Teleservices Mulls Exit Option
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

The demise of Tata Teleservices would mark the first disappearance of a Tata Group business in 150 years.

NYC May Be Leading a Digital Revolution
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

To become a smart city, New York wants to change its relationship with the telecom industry.

Telecom Italia Drama: What Is Vivendi Up To?
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

Telecom Italia seems like an incongruous part of the Vivendi empire, and yet Vivendi is now its effective controller. Just what is the French company planning?

Facebook Accelerates But YouTube Dominates – Report
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

Facebook is now the second-largest online distributor of video, according to new research from Ampere Analysis.

AT&T Hits Milestone on Software-Defined Access
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

Operator releases hardware abstraction framework for XGS-PON into Open Networking Foundation, supporting multivendor OLTs.

Splunk Fires Back at Oracle & 'Ludicrous Larry' Ellison
Wagner’s Ring | 10/5/2017

Oracle is fundamentally ignorant of the security market, Splunk says, after the Oracle chairman, chief technology officer and co-founder took aim at Splunk in a keynote address this week.

Eurobites: Ericsson Upgrades Etisalat's Core in Egypt
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials LTE-M; Telenor creates cloud unit with Cisco; Ekinops completes OneAccess buy.

Cloud Skills: What Matters to IT, Developers
Scott Ferguson | 10/5/2017

When it comes to the cloud, the right skills can matter a lot to IT pros, as well as developers.

Sprint's Stark on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 10/5/2017

DENVER, 10/5/2017 – Sprint's Jill Stark explains her approach to leading a diverse team, and encourages women to take risks in furthering their careers.

Nokia Lands Non-Telco SDN Deal in China
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

Finnish vendor is to supply its SDN-based virtualized services platform to China's second-largest property insurance company.

Aftermath: CES Staying in Vegas, MWC in Barca Through 2023
News Analysis | 10/5/2017

THe CES and GSMA tell LR that they are monitoring the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas and ongoing separatist protests in Barcelona respectively.

Salesforce's Marc Benioff: I Hope We Are Disrupted
Scott Ferguson | 10/4/2017

At the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talked innovation, disruption, AI and working with AWS.

Pai: Use USF Funds for Puerto Rican Recovery
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

FCC chairman proposes advancing up to $77 million in USF funds to service providers in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands to finance emergency network repairs.

Verizon Puts UC in Its Wireless Network
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

New One Talk capabilities target midsized and multi-site businesses with collaboration tools built right into the Verizon Wireless network.

Heavy Reading's TLC Offers New Reality Checks
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

Reports from the focus group based Thought Leadership Council cut through the hype to reveal what CSP executives are really thinking.

Ericsson Seeks Merger in Spain to Cut Costs – Report
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

Ailing Swedish vendor is now looking at merging Abentel with Spain's Dominion as a way of boosting profitability.

Mobile AR to Rocket Past Other Immersive Formats
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

New research from Digi-Capital finds that mobile AR will be the fastest-growing segment in the AR/VR space.

Eurobites: BT Shares Data With Interpol to Aid Global Fight Against Cybercrime
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU takes Ireland to court over Apple's missing tax millions; Zain deploys Openwave in Saudi Arabia; Proximus strikes FTTH deal.

Salesforce Financial Services Cloud Cashing In on Retail Banking
Scott Ferguson | 10/4/2017

Salesforce is preparing to expand its Financial Services Cloud into the retail banking space.

Oracle's Ellison: 'We Are Losing the Cyberwar'
Wagner’s Ring | 10/4/2017

Oracle's feisty co-founder says automation is required to fight off cyber attacks, and fortunately Oracle has just the tool to do it.

India's Telcos Face Existential Threat, Says Idea CEO
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

Profits are disappearing, debts are mounting and yet India's biggest operators are still forced to maintain their legacy networks. Something must change, says the boss of one of India's biggest operators.

Uber Approves SoftBank Investment, Board Changes – Reports
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

Uber could receive up to $1.25 billion from SoftBank as it continues to fight regulatory opposition to its activities.

C-V2X Is Getting Ready for Commercialization With Growing Ecosystem Support
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/4/2017

SAN FRANCISCO, 10/4/2017 – Durga Malladi, SVP of Engineering from Qualcomm, discusses how momentum continues to build around Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology with growing ecosystem support.

Ixia Launches World’s First 400GE Testing Solutions
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/4/2017

SAN FRANCISCO, 10/4/2017 – Ixia's senior product manager, Charles Seifert, sits down with Light Reading editor-in-chief Craig Matsumoto to talk about the recent launch of the world's first 400GE testing solution, which garnered multiple Best of Show awards at Interop Tokyo 2017.

Is Trouble Brewing for Brocade, Broadcom?
News Analysis | 10/4/2017

Regulators could put the brakes on Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade, and Arris's acquisition of Brocade's Ruckus Wireless assets.

Apstra's Intent-Based Networking Adds SDN Overlays
News Analysis | 10/3/2017

Network automation startup Apstra launched AOS 2.0, which integrates automation of operations across the underlay and overlay network infrastructures in data centers.

Cloud Pushing IT Spending to $3.7T in 2018
Scott Ferguson | 10/3/2017

Gartner released new figures that show IT spending is set to grow about 4% over the next year, thanks to enterprise spending more on cloud.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gets Compute, Networking Boost
Scott Ferguson | 10/3/2017

Oracle is revamping its IaaS offering with more compute, storage and networking options as the company looks to challenge AWS more head-on.

Oracle’s New 'Adaptive' Apps Know What You Want Before You Ask
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2017

Sales, supply chain, human resources and other enterprise apps make their own connections between data and try to anticipate user needs.

Q&A: How RIFT.io Takes Automation Carrier-Grade
From the Founder | 10/3/2017

Steve Saunders sits down with RIFT.io CTO Matt Harper to learn how a bunch of telecom veterans are tackling the core issues behind NFV.

Nokia Bares AaaS for Telco Clientele
News Analysis | 10/3/2017

Finnish vendor exposes its analytics capabilities to operators that do not want to spend heavily on their own analytics infrastructure.

Nokia's Leprince Hails Enterprise Growth
News Analysis | 10/3/2017

Nokia's diversification into high-growth enterprise markets is starting to pay off, says the company's global services boss.

CSPs See Slow Going for IoT – Report
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/3/2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the lack of standards – as well as uncertainty about its revenue potential – is a major source of frustration for communications service providers (CSPs).

Google Steps Up Insider Threat Protection
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2017

'Custom roles' gives cloud administrators the ability to give users the permissions they need to do their jobs – and only those permissions.

DOJ Blesses CenturyLink, Level 3 Merger... With Conditions
News Analysis | 10/3/2017

CenturyLink has approval from the US Department of Justice to acquire Level 3, but it will have to divest itself of some of Level 3's nationwide fiber assets.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Talking Turmoil
LRTV Documentaries | 10/3/2017

LONDON, 10/3/2017 – Our team of talkative telecoms trouble-makers turn their skeptical gaze onto the turmoil at the top of TIM this week, where Vivendi is exercising far more control than its 24% shareholding would seem to allow.

Spatulas & Cats to Replace TV Remote
News Analysis | 10/3/2017

New technology from the University of Lancaster could replace remote controls with 'gesture control.'

Apstra Automates Legacy App Networks
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2017

New version of Apstra Operating System helps enterprises 'cloudify' their legacy data centers.

GE Keeps the Lights on With IoT
Scott Ferguson | 10/3/2017

GE is about ready to fully deploy its Predix platform, along with Asset Performance Management software, to its own facility to ensure the flow of electricity doesn't stop.

India's RCom Eyes Asset Sales After Aircel Merger Collapses
News Analysis | 10/3/2017

India's fifth-biggest operator may have to resort to the sale of some valuable assets to pay off debts after calling off a merger with local rival Aircel.

Eurobites: EU Vote Raises Telcos' Fears of 'Heavy-Touch' Regulation
News Analysis | 10/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Zain trial NB-IoT in Saudi Arabia; fiber boost for Sweden; taxi for Uber's UK boss!

AWS's Andy Jassy: No One Thought We'd Grow This Quickly
Scott Ferguson | 10/3/2017

Amazon Web Services is the undisputed leader of public cloud, and at the Gartner Symposium AWS chief Andy Jassy offered a window into how that happened.

Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoCs Integrate the RF Signal Chain
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/3/2017

SAN JOSE, 10/3/2017 – Xilinx discusses product details of their Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family, which integrates multi-giga-sample RF data converters and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) into an All Programmable SoC architecture.

'No Facts, Wild Claims & Lots of Bluster'; Amazon Hits Back at Oracle's Ellison
Wagner’s Ring | 10/2/2017

Amazon and SAP say Larry Ellison's claims against them are baloney.

Evolution Pitches OTT Apps for Smaller Ops
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

Seeking to help small and midsized cable operators compete in the OTT video market, vendor introduces app-based streaming video service to deliver local broadcast and cable channels.

Anschutz: Next-Gen NFV Actually Saves Opex
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

First-gen virtual network functions were still vertically integrated but combining next-gen disaggregation with open source will pay off.

Will AI Solve the IT Jobs Shortage?
Scott Ferguson | 10/2/2017

Artificial intelligence is thought to be destroying jobs. However, Gartner analysts believe that the only way to fill important IT positions for security and IoT is through AI.

Oracle, SAP Clash on Blockchain
Wagner’s Ring | 10/2/2017

Oracle is offering blockchain as a cloud service, while SAP plans to integrate blockchain into its Internet of Things, manufacturing and digital supply chain solutions.

Altice/Disney Deal: A Case of 'Happy Ever After'?
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

Threat of blackouts still looms large in programming negotiations.

Is NFV Stuck in the Terrible Twos?
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

In examining the 'good, the bad and the ugly' of NFV, Masergy's Ray Watson likened progress to the unpredictable toddler growth stage.

Eurobites: UK Regulator Accuses BT & Three of Erecting 5G Roadblocks
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Microsoft combine on industrial IoT; BT lands Sky Ireland broadband deal; Proximus acquires app development company.

Automation in the Enterprise: Don't Forget the People
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

Automation is one of those buzzwords that CIOs are starting to pay attention to. However, before you automate all your IT processes, think about the people first.

India Aims for Leadership Position in 5G
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

India has until now been regarded as a technology follower, rather than a technology pioneer. But its government and operators hope to change all that with 5G.

Oracle's Ellison: Amazon & SAP Use Our Database Because We're Better
Wagner’s Ring | 10/2/2017

Oracle OpenWorld attendees are rapt as Larry Ellison delivers Sunday's keynote.

Vodafone Portugal to Boost FTTH Footprint With NOS Deal
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

Latest network-sharing deal in Europe will boost Vodafone Portugal's FTTH footprint by nearly 50%.

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