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.
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.
The IT solution provider for the travel industry uses Red Hat OpenShift for business agility and to avoid cloud lock-in.
Or is it a Foxhole?
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.
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.
The shortlist for the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category features nine outstanding contenders.
The shortlist for the Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy category features 12 impressive contenders.
On their Q1 earnings call, Liberty Global officials explain their rationale for selling off German, Czech, Hungarian and Romanian cable assets to Vodafone.
Chinese vendor's survival now looks at stake after US authorities banned it from buying US components last month.
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.
The Aussie operator is trying to reinvent itself, and its network-as-a-service is a vital piece of the transformation puzzle.
Red Hat is painting a target on Amazon on Google and streamlining application development, with support for serverless computing.
German operator's boss slams Vodafone's takeover deal with Liberty as anticompetitive and indicates he will put up a fight.
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 says that it was looking for 'insights' into the then-new Trump administration.
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.
The hyperconverged infrastructure vendor is expanding into software-defined networking, database provisioning and multicloud cost controls and compliance.
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.
Takeover would threaten Deutsche Telekom's fixed-line dominance in Germany and make Vodafone a much stronger force in other eastern European markets.
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.
Scott and Jamie are joined by Heavy Reading's Gabriel 'Microphone Abuser' Brown to discuss the T-Mobile/Sprint deal, 5G and more.
The shortlist for the Outstanding Components Vendor category features five strong contenders.
Dish Network reports more overall pay-TV subscriber losses in the first quarter despite continued gains by its OTT skinny-bundle service, Sling TV.
Chinese vendor says export ban will damage a large number of US companies.
The shortlist for most innovative automation strategy features six very strong entries from some of the world's biggest operators.
Partnerships with two of the biggest public cloud providers strengthen Red Hat's hybrid cloud portfolio.
Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.
Red Hat is enhancing automation for 'Day 2' operations on its OpenShift cloud platform, based on technology acquired with CoreOS in January.
Allegations of physical assault led New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to resign Monday night.
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.
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.
...as the industry waits for a final FCC decision on 3.5GHz spectrum usage.
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.
The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.
After Vivendi loses control of the Telecom Italia board to US hedge fund Elliott, Amos Genish is confirmed as CEO.
Cloud Foundry users demand flexibility and interoperability, even where Cloud Foundry isn't the answer.
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.
Regulatory rate-setting is so 2016.
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.
Exchange and interconnection companies point to avoiding 'pinch points' and creating greater diversity than traditional carrier hotels.
Samsung says its 28GHz 5G system is ready for commercial use in the US.
Amazon Web Services, Huawei Technologies, Nokia, Nordic Semiconductor and Verimatrix are transforming how we live and work.
The Sprint/T-Mobile deal complicates the cable MVNO universe.
Because the headend, not the outside plant, is where cable operators can really begin the distributed network transformation.
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.
$125 million will help Mesosphere stay cool as the multicloud orchestration market gets hotter and more competitive.
SVA's Jason Thibeault discusses the state of VR technology and business cases, the market hurdles and the direction he sees the industry heading.
Amdocs, GTT and Viavi make our 2018 Leading Lights shortlist for best deal maker.
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.
Canines conquer computer company's customer confab.
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.
CenturyLink confirms plans to cut 2% of its workforce, blaming the merger and automation for the move.
Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) systems are growing rapidly, paving the way for new opportunities, lowered costs and increased performance overall.
UK operator will cut up to 6% of jobs according to reports as it looks to get its business back on track for investors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN thrives in Ghana and Nigeria; Telia concerned about government snooping; and royal wedding news!!!
The service provider is deploying VMware's VeloCloud SD-WAN service across its 24-state market.
Five companies made the finals in this competitive category of Leading Lights 2018.
You've already heard of the zero-touch network, and even the zero-person NOC. But what about the NOCless, SOCless telco?
Wholesale operator finds friendlier regulatory environment and growing demand for backbone services.
At BCE, find out how intent-based networking could be a boon to service providers' goals of simplifying their complex networks.
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.
Remember the good times.
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.
Advances in NFV have made it a technology that is now used by CSPs across the globe.
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.
German operator puts up 5G antennas in Berlin and now looks all set for a commercial 5G launch in the German capital.
Indian authorities have approved plans for in-flight connectivity services, an expansion of WiFi hotspots and the establishment of a telecom ombudsman.
As Michel Combes gets ready to take over as new CEO.
Major changes at the top at Sprint, as the company waits to see if it will be allowed to merge with T-Mobile.
It is getting increasingly hard to buy a Huawei-made smartphone in the US.
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.
AT&T, Comcast, Orange and Telenet each bring something different to innovating in cloud services.
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.
The role of open source in the telecoms sector still divides opinion – and that's why we're debating it at BCE in Austin.
The envelope please...
Latest initiative, ODTN Project, takes aim at integrated optical networking gear with disaggregation, open source software.
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.
The transition to white box networking could be especially painful for Juniper.
If a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint falls short of its targets, it could add to the pressure on Deutsche Telekom in Germany.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 launches MVNO in Russia; Orange gets some Israeli cybersecurity help; Swisscom's core business down.
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.
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.
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.
Colt, Intelsat and Reliance Jio are the finalists for transformation strategy in 2018, for three very different efforts.
Accompany CEO Amy Chang replaces Rowan Trollope, who's leaving to become CEO of another company.
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.
Ciena has cut some staff from its support unit, but the company said it already warned of a multi-year transformation in that group.
Apstra, Cohere and Juniper are the shortlisted candidates for the outstanding communications technology vision award.
Sixth software release also continues hardening of NFVi, testing and other functions to further commercialize NFV.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Adds Kubernetes support to AppDynamics and CloudCenter to integrate orchestration of legacy and containerized applications.
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.
India's newest network operator has reported profits for its fiscal fourth quarter, but there are signs of a slowdown.
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.
The government has a fallback position if its strategy to block the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner doesn't succeed outright.