News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
Cloud Market Soared to $180B in Revenue in 2017 – Study
Scott Ferguson | 1/5/2018

The market for cloud computing continued to grow in 2017, with revenues surpassing the $180 billion mark for the year, a 24% growth rate over 2016, according to Synergy Research.

Making a Resolution for Resiliency in the Shifting Landscape of Cloud & IoT
Column | 1/5/2018

Riverbed's Phil Harris explains how service providers are well positioned to help enterprises discover new business opportunities in IoT and throughout their cloud migration.

Eurobites: Telco Oligarch Has His Assets Frozen
News Analysis | 1/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon enters the fray for English TV soccer rights; Norway's comms minister defends government record on broadband funding.

Data Center M&A Booms, As Enterprises Change IT Priorities
Wagner’s Ring | 1/5/2018

As enterprises focus more on improving IT capabilities, and less on owning data center real estate, the shift is driving a boom in data center M&A activity, according to a report from Synergy Research.

WiCipedia: Brotopia Shocks, Revolar Protects & CES Disappoints
WiCipedia | 1/5/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: A forthcoming book about Silicon Valley life is more than a bit shocking; CES is lacking in female keynoters; a new gadget keeps women safe on the go; and more.

Sprint Appoints Ex-AlcaLu Boss Combes as CFO
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

The man who orchestrated the sale of AlcaLu to Nokia finds a new role at Sprint.

Intel: We've Patched Most Chips for 'Spectre' & 'Meltdown'
Wagner’s Ring | 1/4/2018

Intel is rapidly rolling out patches in the wake of serious security vulnerabilities affecting nearly every computer user in the world.

AT&T's Mobile 5G Plan Leaves as Many Questions as Answers
Jonestown | 1/4/2018

For instance, what spectrum can AT&T even use for 5G?

#MobileOnly Movement Targets FCC's Broadband Plans
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

Grassroots effort trying to combat proposed changes in definition of broadband to include slower cellular data service.

Welcome to Broadband World News!
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

Our UBB2020 community has been renamed Broadband World News and will be the hub for coverage of wireline access networking in the Light Reading universe.

Intel Chip Vulnerability Sends Cloud Providers Into Patching Overdrive
Scott Ferguson | 1/4/2018

After news of a significant vulnerability in Intel's processors was disclosed this week, AWS, Microsoft and Google had work to do.

Microsoft Is a 'Deeply Open Source Company,' Says Azure CTO Russinovich
Wagner’s Ring | 1/4/2018

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich describes the company's attitude toward open source, edge computing, and blockchain in a brief but wide-ranging interview with Enterprise Cloud News.

AT&T Joins 5G Marketing War, Promising 'Mobile' Launch in 2018
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

US operator says it will launch 'mobile' 5G services in 12 cities in late 2018. But how, exactly?

With RCom Takeover, India's RJio Becomes Even Bigger Threat
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

Its takeover of RCom's assets will make RJio an even stronger force in India's 4G and fiber markets and brings a spate of Indian consolidation to an end.

Eurobites: Telia Supplies New ETNO Chairman
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo says it's not buying a stake in Turk Telekom; CityFibre connects up medics in Coventry; Idea seeks to raise funds ahead of Vodafone merger.

Cisco Leads $113B Data Center Gear Market – Report
Scott Ferguson | 1/4/2018

Cisco led the $113 billion data center infrastructure market in 2017, although the growing importance of public cloud is beginning to change how enterprises are buying traditional gear.

WiC Radio: Sigma CTO Talks Transformations
Que Sera Sarah | 1/4/2018

Join Sigma Systems CTO Catherine Michel on January 11 for an inside look at transforming your network, operations and company culture to compete in the digital era.

Yes, We CAN: Microsoft-Led Coalition Targets White Spaces for Rural Broadband
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

A new Microsoft-led Connect Americans Now (CAN) coalition aims to provide broadband to rural areas using unlicensed broadcast spectrum.

Cable's Open Source Flirtation Heats Up
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

It's an entirely new direction for the cable industry.

Guarded Optimism Over AI for Automation of Telco Security
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/3/2018

The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out complex analysis on high volumes of data very quickly could help automate many telco security activities. But is it smart to cut humans out of the loop?

T-Mobile Goes Live With mmWave Tests for 5G
News Analysis | 1/3/2018

T-Mobile using Nokia and Intel to test 28GHz frequency that will become part of its 5G strategy.

Analyst Nolle: Open Source More Likely to Solve Telecom's Problems
Rewired | 1/3/2018

Assuming they can get the software architecture right, open source projects represent a faster way to consensus on big issues, he says.

Samsung Supplying 5G for Verizon's First Market
News Analysis | 1/3/2018

Samsung will supply fixed 5G gear for Verizon's first gigabit wireless service in Sacramento, Calif.

Microsoft Acquiring Avere to Expand Cloud Data Storage
Scott Ferguson | 1/3/2018

Microsoft has inked a deal to acquire Avere Systems to help customers better store data in the cloud and hybrid environments.

Are Amazon & Salesforce Ditching Oracle?
Wagner’s Ring | 1/3/2018

Both Amazon and Salesforce are looking to get away from Oracle, according to a report from The Information.

MIT Warns of Ransomware in the Cloud, Weaponized AI
Scott Ferguson | 1/3/2018

In its security predictions for 2018, the MIT Technology Review warns of ransomware that targets clouds providers and weaponized artificial intelligence.

Eurobites: Kenyan Regulator Drops Safaricom Break-Up Plans
News Analysis | 1/3/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google's massive Dutch Sandwich; Spotify faces lawsuit as streaming takes over.

Blueface & Star2Star Seal $500M Unified Comms Merger
News Analysis | 1/3/2018

Tie-up between Irish and US players will create a top five company in the unified communications market, the companies say.

AT&T Doles Out End-of-Year Pink Slips
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

The story about year-end bonuses was a better one.

Why the Tivo Buyout Rumor Rings True
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

Tivo could be back on the block again.

Sigfox CIO Said to Be Latest Senior Exec to Depart
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

Sigfox is believed to have parted ways with CIO Jerome Burriez in the latest sign of senior management upheaval at the French company.

Arris Builds Cloud Platform for Next Decade
Wagner’s Ring | 1/2/2018

Networking vendor Arris is transitioning from 15-year-old on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, and hoping that transition will put the company in the innovation forefront for many years.

T-Mobile CEO: We'll 'Leapfrog' AT&T & Verizon With Mobile 5G
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

CEO Legere suggests T-Mobile will 'leapfrog' AT&T and Verizon with mobile 5G in the US.

IoT in 2018: Is This Finally the Year?
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

The Internet of Things has been with us for a while, however, there are four issues IoT needs to overcome to prove itself a successful enterprise technology.

LinkD, Construction App Startup, Has Enterprise Cloud Needs
Scott Ferguson | 1/2/2018

In order to get its app out to the construction industry, LinkD - formerly WireFlare - needs enterprise-level cloud help. It found a willing partner in Oracle.

Eurobites: DT Reflects on a Vintage Year for Fiber
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

Also in today's Christmas-comedown EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does Massive MIMO with Verizon and Qualcomm; UK talks tough on tech firm taxes; Atos completes CVC acquisition.

Video in 2018: Key Predictions
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

What's going to happen in the video industry in the coming year?

Huawei Hits $92B in 2017 Sales
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

Annual New Year message pins 2017 revenues at $92.3 billion, up 15% on the previous year.

50 US States Sign on for Nationwide Safety Network
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

All 50 US states have now signed on for AT&T's nationwide emergency 4G LTE network.

3 Technologies Fading Away in 2018
News Analysis | 1/1/2018

Two long-lived wireless technologies and one flashy fad look set to fade out in 2018.

5 Trends to Watch at CES 2018
MariNation | 1/1/2018

We go to CES so you don't have to.

Sign In