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BT's Patterson May Be Running Out of Time
Morris Lore | 5/10/2018

Talk of digital transformation and investment in higher-speed networks fails to impress shareholders after the UK operator unveils plans for 13,000 job cuts.

Apcela's AppMon Takes Aim at Enterprise Application Performance
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

AppMon is a software-defined monitoring and network telemetry tool which tracks network and application performance for enterprises, and also integrates with Cisco SD-WAN.

Amadeus Flies With Open Source
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

The IT solution provider for the travel industry uses Red Hat OpenShift for business agility and to avoid cloud lock-in.

Disney Digs Deeper Into Hulu Hole
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

Or is it a Foxhole?

Eurobites: Western Europe Falls Out of Love With Smartphones
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM does deal with Mediaset; Iskratel helps with Tier 1 network upgrade; Apple abandons Irish data center project; Finnish gamers try out 5G.

BT to Slash 8% of Jobs in Efficiency Drive
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

UK operator will cut thousands of jobs in middle management and back-office functions as it looks to boost earnings and prepare for a new round of network spending.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category features nine outstanding contenders.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for the Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy category features 12 impressive contenders.

Liberty Stages European Retreat
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

On their Q1 earnings call, Liberty Global officials explain their rationale for selling off German, Czech, Hungarian and Romanian cable assets to Vodafone.

ZTE Ceases Business Operations After US Ban
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Chinese vendor's survival now looks at stake after US authorities banned it from buying US components last month.

New Service Providers Powered by SDN, AI, Aim for Fast, Simple Service Delivery
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

PacketFabric and Netrolix represent a wave of new network operators able to leverage SDN and AI technologies to deliver services without long commitments or complicated contracts.

Telstra's Networks for the Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/9/2018

The Aussie operator is trying to reinvent itself, and its network-as-a-service is a vital piece of the transformation puzzle.

Red Hat Pushes Serverless, Locks Horns With Amazon & Google
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Red Hat is painting a target on Amazon on Google and streamlining application development, with support for serverless computing.

DT CEO to Fight Vodafone-Liberty Deal
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

German operator's boss slams Vodafone's takeover deal with Liberty as anticompetitive and indicates he will put up a fight.

Why Telcos Need an Elastic Services Platform
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/9/2018

ECI's ELASTIC Services Platform takes networking solutions to the next level, allowing service providers to concentrate on launching new services and driving new revenue streams.

AT&T Confirms Payments to Trump Lawyer's Shell Company
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

AT&T says that it was looking for 'insights' into the then-new Trump administration.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Cisco, Huawei Technologies, LiveAction, Nuage Networks, VeloCloud by VMWare and Versa Networks emerged as the top contenders for delivering the most innovative SD-WAN product/platform during the past year.

Nutanix Busts Out to Hybrid Cloud
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The hyperconverged infrastructure vendor is expanding into software-defined networking, database provisioning and multicloud cost controls and compliance.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah | 5/9/2018

Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.

Vodafone Pounces on Liberty Cable Assets in €18.4B Deal
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Takeover would threaten Deutsche Telekom's fixed-line dominance in Germany and make Vodafone a much stronger force in other eastern European markets.

Eurobites: Most EU States Still Not Ready for GDPR
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media revenue up, but its Welsh workers aren't smiling; Telecom Italia hasn't heard the bad news; Openet and MDS do a deal.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Analyze This
LRTV Documentaries | 5/9/2018

Scott and Jamie are joined by Heavy Reading's Gabriel 'Microphone Abuser' Brown to discuss the T-Mobile/Sprint deal, 5G and more.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for the Outstanding Components Vendor category features five strong contenders.

Dish Network Slings Up More Losses
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Dish Network reports more overall pay-TV subscriber losses in the first quarter despite continued gains by its OTT skinny-bundle service, Sling TV.

Embattled ZTE Files Appeal Over Export Ban
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Chinese vendor says export ban will damage a large number of US companies.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Automation Strategy
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for most innovative automation strategy features six very strong entries from some of the world's biggest operators.

Red Hat Partners With Microsoft & IBM for Hybrid Cloud Power
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Partnerships with two of the biggest public cloud providers strengthen Red Hat's hybrid cloud portfolio.

MacNeil Brings Wholesale Swagger Back to FiberLight
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.

Red Hat Beefs Up OpenShift Automation, Based on CoreOS Acquisition
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Red Hat is enhancing automation for 'Day 2' operations on its OpenShift cloud platform, based on technology acquired with CoreOS in January.

Telco Foe, New York AG Resigns
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Allegations of physical assault led New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to resign Monday night.

Eurobites: MegaFon Forms Joint Venture for Blockchain & More
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica automates the network; Nokia and SFR trumpet 5G New Radio breakthrough; Proximus launches NB-IoT network for smart meters.

Collaboration Is Key Ingredient in Predictive Analytics & Network Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/8/2018

Every network operators business case is different but what remains true is that combining the disciplines needed to get value from data requires a very collaborative organization.

CBRS LTE Gets Branded as 'OnGo'
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

...as the industry waits for a final FCC decision on 3.5GHz spectrum usage.

Comcast Seeks $60B Loan for New Fox Bid – Report
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Cable giant may try to scupper the deal between Fox and Disney with new financing facilities but has apparently indicated it will make a bid only if AT&T's planned takeover of Time Warner gets regulatory approval.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.

Telecom Italia Names Genish CEO After Boardroom Battle
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

After Vivendi loses control of the Telecom Italia board to US hedge fund Elliott, Amos Genish is confirmed as CEO.

Freedom From Lock-In Drives Cloud Foundry
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Cloud Foundry users demand flexibility and interoperability, even where Cloud Foundry isn't the answer.

America: A Tale of at Least Two 5Gs
Jonestown | 5/7/2018

City kitty, country mouse or some other creature? The early 5G strategies in the US will either favor short-range speed or long-range coverage, but likely both on the same network.

Telcos Push to End the Great Unbundling
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Regulatory rate-setting is so 2016.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Gigabit/FTTx Service
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

With more rapid and aggressive gigabit deployments to residential customers over the past 12 months, Most Innovative Gigabit/FTTx Service was a competitive Leading Lights category.

Interconnections & the Escape From New York
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Exchange and interconnection companies point to avoiding 'pinch points' and creating greater diversity than traditional carrier hotels.

Samsung Gets FCC Go-Ahead to Bring Verizon 5G to Sactown
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Samsung says its 28GHz 5G system is ready for commercial use in the US.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Amazon Web Services, Huawei Technologies, Nokia, Nordic Semiconductor and Verimatrix are transforming how we live and work.

Mobile Merger Changes Cable Calculus
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

The Sprint/T-Mobile deal complicates the cable MVNO universe.

Remember the Headend
Column | 5/7/2018

Because the headend, not the outside plant, is where cable operators can really begin the distributed network transformation.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Service
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

AT&T, Telus, GTT and more made the shortlist for 'Most Innovative SD-WAN Service,' awarded to the company that has launched the most innovative SD-WAN service for enterprise and/or small or midsized corporate users during the past year.

Mesosphere Scores $125M in Hot Multicloud Orchestration Market
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

$125 million will help Mesosphere stay cool as the multicloud orchestration market gets hotter and more competitive.

Where Does VR Go From Here?
LRTV Interviews | 5/7/2018

SVA's Jason Thibeault discusses the state of VR technology and business cases, the market hurdles and the direction he sees the industry heading.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

Amdocs, GTT and Viavi make our 2018 Leading Lights shortlist for best deal maker.

Will Liberty & Vodafone Strike a Deal? What Will It Mean for Headcount?
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

The rumor mill is still hot with talk of a European M&A deal of some sort between Liberty Global and Vodafone, and the implications for employment can't be ignored.

Slideshow: Dell Goes to the Dogs
Slide Shows | 5/4/2018

Canines conquer computer company's customer confab.

WiCipedia: Programmer Motivators, Affordable Childcare & All-Female Panels
WiCipedia | 5/4/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Chinese women hired to 'calm' programmers; diversity pays off for companies; are all-female panels good for women?; and more.

Automation, M&A Lead to 1,000+ Job Losses at CenturyLink
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

CenturyLink confirms plans to cut 2% of its workforce, blaming the merger and automation for the move.

Virtualizing the Customer Premises
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/4/2018

Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) systems are growing rapidly, paving the way for new opportunities, lowered costs and increased performance overall.

BT Plans to Cut up to 6,600 Jobs – Report
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

UK operator will cut up to 6% of jobs according to reports as it looks to get its business back on track for investors.

Eurobites: Let's Get Digital, Says Virgin, as It Culls Contact Center Jobs
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN thrives in Ghana and Nigeria; Telia concerned about government snooping; and royal wedding news!!!

Consolidated Communications Goes Cross-Country With SD-WAN
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

The service provider is deploying VMware's VeloCloud SD-WAN service across its 24-state market.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

Five companies made the finals in this competitive category of Leading Lights 2018.

The Trendiest Telcos Don't Wear SOCs
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

You've already heard of the zero-touch network, and even the zero-person NOC. But what about the NOCless, SOCless telco?

Telia Carrier Expands Into Mexico
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

Wholesale operator finds friendlier regulatory environment and growing demand for backbone services.

Enabling Automation With Intent-Based Orchestration & Networking
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/3/2018

At BCE, find out how intent-based networking could be a boon to service providers' goals of simplifying their complex networks.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

The Company of the Year (Private) title is awarded to the privately held firm that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy. Let's have a look at the finalists.

What's Left of Cisco's Love Affair With Cable?
MariNation | 5/3/2018

Remember the good times.

Eurobites: Cambridge Analytica Shuts Up Shop
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange backs voice-enabled AI specialist; Spotify hits bum note in first earnings report; France-IX exchange gets it on with Epsilon.

Virtual Routers Now a Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/3/2018

Advances in NFV have made it a technology that is now used by CSPs across the globe.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah | 5/3/2018

Four worthy women from the worlds of cable, the enterprise, data centers and B/OSS make our shortlist for the year's Most Inspiring Woman in Comms.

DT Poised for 5G Launch as Huawei Antennas Go Up in Berlin
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

German operator puts up 5G antennas in Berlin and now looks all set for a commercial 5G launch in the German capital.

India Approves In-Flight Connectivity, WiFi Boost
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

Indian authorities have approved plans for in-flight connectivity services, an expansion of WiFi hotspots and the establishment of a telecom ombudsman.

Sprint Posts Upside Surprise as It Swaps CEOs
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

As Michel Combes gets ready to take over as new CEO.

Combes in as Sprint CEO, Claure Gets Booted Upstairs
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Major changes at the top at Sprint, as the company waits to see if it will be allowed to merge with T-Mobile.

Pentagon Blocks Huawei & ZTE Phone Sales on Military Bases
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

It is getting increasingly hard to buy a Huawei-made smartphone in the US.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Cisco, Comcast, Evolution Digital, Harmonic, Huawei and Nokia make up this year's group of six Leading Lights finalists for standout cable/video products or services.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

AT&T, Comcast, Orange and Telenet each bring something different to innovating in cloud services.

The Future of 5G Fronthaul, Midhaul & Backhaul at BCE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/2/2018

5G requires a huge change in how network operators build their networks to accommodate wireless data. At BCE, the use of CRANs and the challenges they present will take center stage.

Open Source: What Is It Good For?
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The role of open source in the telecoms sector still divides opinion – and that's why we're debating it at BCE in Austin.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The envelope please...

ONF Cracks Open Optical Networking
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Latest initiative, ODTN Project, takes aim at integrated optical networking gear with disaggregation, open source software.

Arris Reports Ruckus-Raising Results
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Despite lower CPE sales, Arris racks up higher revenues in Q1, thanks to stronger sales for its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled CCAP and Ruckus enterprise networking products.

Virtualization Is Kicking Juniper in the Berries
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The transition to white box networking could be especially painful for Juniper.

T-Mobile, Sprint Combo Could Threaten German Digitization
Morris Lore | 5/2/2018

If a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint falls short of its targets, it could add to the pressure on Deutsche Telekom in Germany.

Eurobites: Nokia in Talks to Sell Digital Health Biz Back to Its Founder
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 launches MVNO in Russia; Orange gets some Israeli cybersecurity help; Swisscom's core business down.

WiC Panel: Combatting Sexual Harassment in Denver
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 5/2/2018

Executive Producer Janet Leahy, President of Arrow Solutions Kathy Boelter, CEO of Women of Wall Street Karen Ashworth Macfarlane and the Founder and CEO of Corporate Cowgirl Up Wendy Bohling join WiC Director Sarah Thomas in Denver to discuss ways to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, help women advance and level the playing field.

Ground-Breaking Tech in Tel Aviv: LR's Israel Tour 2018
LRTV Documentaries | 5/2/2018

On Light Reading's annual trip to Tel Aviv, Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre visited with companies preparing operators for the transformation from legacy to next-gen technologies like 5G, NFV and IoT.

T-Mobile Talks Up Its Quad Play Opportunity & Network Savings by Buying Sprint
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

The 'un-carrier' expects to make money with its Sprint roaming deal and the combined firm won't have to spend some $8 billion in capex because of complementary network coverage.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy, Service Provider
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Colt, Intelsat and Reliance Jio are the finalists for transformation strategy in 2018, for three very different efforts.

Cisco Acquires AI Firm for $270M – CEO to Head Collaboration
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Accompany CEO Amy Chang replaces Rowan Trollope, who's leaving to become CEO of another company.

Juniper Reports 11% Revenue Drop, but No Surprises
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

As its self-driving network story takes hold, networking vendor Juniper's stock performance earned it a 'sell' rating from at least one big Wall Street analyst.

Headcount: Ciena Makes Cuts in Global Support Group
The Philter | 5/1/2018

Ciena has cut some staff from its support unit, but the company said it already warned of a multi-year transformation in that group.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Apstra, Cohere and Juniper are the shortlisted candidates for the outstanding communications technology vision award.

OPNFV Goes Cloud-Native With Fraser
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Sixth software release also continues hardening of NFVi, testing and other functions to further commercialize NFV.

CenturyLink's Feger: Why Automation Shouldn't Be an Afterthought
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

BCE keynoter James Feger says it's key to not only consider the operational changes that need to occur to support virtualization, but also build in automation along the way.

Top 5 Drivers for Multicloud
Column | 5/1/2018

Organizations are going to multiple public cloud providers, as well as on-premises private cloud, to meet business needs, says Kip Compton, vice president of Cisco Cloud Platform and Solutions Group.

Cisco Dumps Video Software Biz, Ends NDS Era
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Private equity firm Permira is acquiring Cisco's Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS), formerly NDS, seemingly for a fraction of the $5 billion Cisco paid for it in 2012.

VMware Takes On Cisco & Juniper With Network Vision
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

VMware fits recently acquired VeloCloud into a networking strategy that makes the data center one nexus for applications and data among many, stretching from the edge to the cloud.

Eurobites: Three UK Preps for 5G With Backbone Deal
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook uses delaying tactics in data privacy case; former Autonomy exec convicted of fraud; paper planes fly as Russians protest blocking of Telegram app.

Cisco Pushes Kubernetes to Brownfield
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Adds Kubernetes support to AppDynamics and CloudCenter to integrate orchestration of legacy and containerized applications.

Ovum Viewpoint: What's Next for WhatsApp as CEO & Co-Founder Jan Koum Resigns
Column | 5/1/2018

WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has resigned following reports that he has clashed with parent company Facebook over strategy plans. This spells bad news for Facebook, says Pamela Clark-Dickson from research and consulting house Ovum.

Signs of Fatigue Even as RJio Posts Strong Q4 Numbers
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

India's newest network operator has reported profits for its fiscal fourth quarter, but there are signs of a slowdown.

Operators Begin Initial Forays Into Machine Learning
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/1/2018

Although most communications service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are planning to deploy machine learning by the end of this year, widespread adoption will hit barriers with service providers until machine learning applicability is proven.

DOJ Makes Last Stand Against AT&T
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

The government has a fallback position if its strategy to block the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner doesn't succeed outright.

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