He who controls the poles, controls the world (of broadband).
Large US MSO rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 service to numerous more markets, including Cleveland, Columbus and Detroit, as it shoots for nearly 95% coverage of its footprint by the spring.
Are you a winner? Then get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Multiple vendors sign up for '5G Pioneer' program, as Qualcomm gets agreements to sell components worth $2 billion over three years.
Operator rolls out SBCaaS as part of its Virtual Network Services portfolio using software from Ribbon Communications.
Several cybersecurity competitors, ranging in scope from Cisco to at least one startup, have similar goals to the new Alphabet subsidiary plan for a digital 'immune system' against threats.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and friends claim 5G breakthrough; Vodafone in cellular-V2X tests; Nokia touts MulteFire small cell.
Dave Stehlin of Spirent discusses how service differentiation is the key to success.
World leaders, billionaire business execs and tech industry leaders are at Davos for the World Economic Forum. Unfortunately for them, we couldn't make it, but, as Dan Allen contends, two important news stories from Spain this week demonstrated the growing tech-jobs disconnect now common the world over and highlighted what those at the forum should be discussing.
Broadcom plans to kill Qualcomm's patent licensing model if it wins $103 billion bid for chipmaker.
Michel Langlois of Calix discusses how many customer issues are related to WiFi and how important it is for service providers to move into the smart home if they want to tap into potential revenue opportunities.
Kevin Shatzkamer of Dell EMC discusses the evolution of network virtualization while stating where the industry is today and what is needed to be done to reach milestones and objectives towards virtualization.
New ads call for Internet Bill of Rights that applies to ISPs and content giants, but what are the chances Congress can get this done?
AWS acquires Sqrrl, a startup with roots in the NSA, to expand security services.
Capex is up, but revenues are trending higher faster.
The 'shadow IT' trend is growing worse, as more and more cloud data is not controlled by IT. And yet IT often gets blamed when things go wrong, according to studies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's on the (autonomous) buses; Qualcomm fined $1.23 billion by EU; Vodafone strengthens its board.
Score one for One Touch Make Ready pole policies - good news for Google and other new broadband providers.
Big US telco loses Fios Video subscribers again in the fourth quarter but reports gains on digital media content and advertising front.
UK-based operator shows that its strategy of bulking up through fixed-line takeovers has yet to run its course.
Verizon says it is taking a disciplined approach to 5G capex.
Transport network management startup Sedona Networks is deployed and in production in Verizon's network, enabling the operator to introduce automated processes, the companies have confirmed.
Vodafone's former virtualization chief highlights four key challenges for the communications networking and services sector in 2018.
It often pays to get in on the ground floor.
Qualcomm shareholders get to vote on the board - and Broadcom's $103 billion bid - on March 6.
Creation of Linux Foundation Networking intended to harmonize work of six different open source networking projects to benefit members.
Cloudian's new software and appliance creates a single storage image that stretches from on-premises to the public cloud.
Tech and media companies are still worst performers in diversity at the executive level, and their female representation is far below what the pipeline suggests it could be, McKinsey finds in its latest diversity report.
Rainforest is like Lyft for software quality assurance, maintaining a fleet of testers who are available to developers at a moment's notice.
Tech Mahindra will use AT&T FlexWare internally in addition to distributing the virtual CPE platform to its own customers.
South Korean operator is forging ahead on 5G with the formation of a 200-person task force dedicated to the technology, according to a press report.
A whirlwind tour taking in UK fiber moves, corporate reshuffles in Germany and Chinese paranoia in the US. And back home in time for tea.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits down; Telco Systems gets cybersecurity gig; Openet adds to analytics team.
Facing mounting competition in the video streaming space, Netflix plans to boost its already hefty spending on content creation, marketing and technology in 2018 to spur further growth, thereby increasing its heavy debt load.
DDoS attacks for 2017 were actually smaller than in 2016 but they are smarter and attack across multiple vectors.
Apple's 5G hiring is no longer a trickle, but a flood.
Here are some predictions about what communication service providers face in the coming year.
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline international shipping.
And the photos really don't do it justice.
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the factories making Stanley Black & Decker tools and other equipment.
Digital transformation is all about balance. However, in order to avoid falling off, there are some important questions CIOs and other IT leaders need to ask.
Data center operator touts private connections via Service Exchange, and adds Oracle Cloud.
European politicians proclaim their passion for net neutrality and urge the US to fall in love with it once again.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook evangelizes in Europe; Telia Carrier lands Costa Rican contract; Deutsche Telekom takes IoT offer to Brazil.
Catherine Gonzalez Pack, who leads the team responsible for NFL Mobile Ticket, talks about her journey from the military to mobile and how she takes risks, asks the right questions and doesn't take no for an answer.
The modern-day Internet is too vulnerable for sensitive traffic. It's time for a new one.
Salesforce's Einstein and IBM Watson are going steady, but Salesforce is also sneaking around with Google on the side.
Seventh-largest US MSO says it now offers its GigaOne service to more than 95% of the 1.6 million homes in its legacy footprint and will reach 100% coverage by year-end using DOCSIS 3.0 technology.
Nothing's ever easy at the FCC.
This week in our WiC roundup: VC sees a slow influx of women; new tech hubs offer jobs but no minority takers; the best companies to work for in 2018; and more.
A flurry of 5G announcements and rivalries in the US could point to an improvement in mobile equipment markets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom considers splitting T-Systems; Arcep opens its 5G window; Tele Columbus goes with Netcracker for billing.
The cloud and mainframe sales – yes, mainframe – helped reverse 22 straight quarters of revenue decline for IBM.
VP James Feger says ability to virtualize services across CenturyLink and Level 3 physical assets will speed up product, service integration.
Exynos is expected to be commercially available in 2019.
Michael Sherwood, director of technology and innovation for the City of Las Vegas, talks about the city's partnership with Cisco, its roadmap for the future and how Las Vegas plans to become a premier destination for new tech companies.
Sprint ends patent suit and gains opportunity to densify its network with access to Cox's wireline broadband infrastructure.
Amazon says its second headquarters will bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue to the lucky location selected, but skeptics worry that governments will give tax breaks and other incentives that negate the benefit to citizens.
Fresh price cuts by disruptive new entrant Reliance Jio will add to the pressure on the rest of India's operators.
Comcast Business is rolling out Connection Pro, an automatic 4G wireless backup Internet connection for its nearly 2 million small-to-midsized business customers across the US.
Qualcomm raises profit expectations as it tries to fight off a $103 billion bid from Broadcom.
The Gfast rollout, which has been stalled while network operators conduct trials and chipset vendors develop new Amendment 3 chipsets, is set to start in 2018 with a ramp-up in 2019.
The former Cisco CEO and chairman has launched a VC firm with investments including Internet of Things, customer experience and - this is where the bugs come in - agritech.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and CityFibre bring their gig to Milton Keynes; Ericsson trials data center energy management system; Ofcom revises spectrum auction timetable.
I, for one, welcome our robot overlords. So does Amazon.
What do Brexit, Trump's hair and net neutrality have in common?
For the first time, X1 subscribers will get access to 4K HDR coverage of the Olympic Games on something other than a Samsung smart TV app. But it won't be live, and it won't be everything.
The new security dashboard for G Suite provides analytics to spot potential threats, as well as tips on security best practices.
Operator's legacy of serving retail market combined with virtualization technology is sparking significant service growth.
In its first year of streaming NFL Thursday night games, Amazon said its Prime Video unit drew 17% higher game viewership than Twitter's similar offering last season.
Five things you need to know.
Workday is looking to build out its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities with the acquisition of startup SkipFlag.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox confirms what LR knew; TIM re-starts talks over Canal+ JV; Italy's Enter offers SD-WAN services.
US operator is reportedly told to sever ties with Chinese equipment supplier.
Swedish vendor gives its small cell offering a 5G makeover.
Cumulus Networks helps organizations of all sizes and across all verticals to adopt web-scale networking technologies simply and affordably.
The open source project finds telcos eager for deployment as part of their edge compute strategies, but systems integration help is lacking.
New Street estimates it could cost Verizon $35B to deploy fixed wireless 5G to 32 million homes in the US over 7 years.
Verizon joins ONAP as a platinum member, expecting to influence its direction and possibly other operators and vendors.
Google says it'll be the first major non-telecoms company with its own undersea cable. So it's got that going for it.
Comcast and AWS are going steady, but not exclusive.
Comcast is turning to Amazon Web Services as it looks to augment waning traditional pay-TV with added services such as home security and mobile access. But what does 'preferred' mean?
At CES, Cisco SVP and GM of the service provider business Yvette Kanouff talks about how operators can transition toward more automated operations.
Bolsters natural-language capabilities for Smartsheet's service that aims to automate business processes.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout; Iliad Italy goes for youth; Orange deputy CEO on the move?
Cradlepoint's cloud service provides 4G LTE wide-area network connectivity for enterprise branches, vehicles and the Internet of Things.
The industry body's new automation group has more big-name members from the operator and vendor communities and, following its inaugural meeting, an early plan of action.
The DWDM company has grown into Ethernet networking and now open software architectures. We sat down with CEO Gary Smith to get a fix on Ciena's current identity.
Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.
Voice-driven smart speakers, social media censorship and 5G fury. Oh, and donuts.
Because standalone TV is a difficult business.
Management shake-up leaves former SK Telecom executive in charge of technology strategy and Jacobfeuerborn leading the towers subsidiary.
For the most part, Google Cloud has been able to mitigate the fallout from the Spectre and Meltdown flaws found in Intel's x86 processors, which says something about the resiliency of the cloud.
'Pluggable cloud' means moving workloads from one public cloud to another to get the best deal. Deloitte Consulting's David Linthicum is skeptical.
Proposed legislation could deal a huge blow to Chinese vendors still trying to build a bigger presence in the US market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson troubleshoots with AR; Swisscom reaches agreement on employment conditions; Telenor says 'hey you! Upskill!'
President Trump says that Foxconn will bring iPhone manufacturing to Wisconsin.
Japanese giant would reportedly use proceeds from a listing to make further investments in technology companies.
NFV is shifting from a technology focus to operations, as CSPs say too much effort has been spent on VNF onboarding and too little on the reality of operations.
LoRa lands at CES.
Cloud storage and file sharing firm Dropbox has filed confidentially for an IPO, according to Bloomberg. The company is valued at over $10 billion.
About a third of staff would be 'productively redeployed,' with about 10,000 of these IBM positions marked for attrition, according to a report on The Register.
The cable company introduced xFi to make home automation services available to more than 15 million customers with compatible WiFi gateways.
This week in our WiC roundup: CES makes waves with keynote additions and scandalous bots; former Google engineer James Damore strikes back; how to buck the brogrammers; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Duisburg smartens up with Huawei; ETNO makes a plea for cybersecurity collaboration; Nokia deep-dives under the duvet.
CTO of South Korean telco says the investment requirements of 5G are forcing operators to come up with new business models.
Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?
From the future of laundry to solo cars, Light Reading presents an array of wireless, wonderful and wacky gadgets from CES in Las Vegas.
With its planned spin off from Altice NV, Altice USA aims to insulate itself from the debt problems plaguing its European parent and ease investors' concerns about its own finances.
Aryaka CMO Gary Sevounts says the SD-WAN supplier is gearing up for an IPO in 2019, and tells Light Reading his predictions for the SD-WAN market in 2018.
CloudHealth and ParkMyCloud are combining technologies to let cloud users figure out how much they're spending on cloud and automate optimizing workloads to reduce costs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a new UK fiber challenger; Altice slides after revenue warning; Vodafone Italia wants some 5G action; MTN trials 5G tech with Ericsson.
It's a cost and spectrum availability question, y'see.
Smart streaming saves storage, as much as 40%.
Planned white paper will innumerate and quantify the benefits of open source for vendors as well as network operators, in time to market and cost.
The company confirmed 'a small reduction in force,' but did not provide specifics. It's also continuing to hire.
Deutsche Telekom has formed a new offshoot called MobiledgeX and appointed former Ericsson cloud platform guru Jason Hoffman as its CEO.
The converged fiber access market is set to grow again, especially as copper lines continue to deteriorate.
At CES, Cox announces that it now offers gigabit broadband service to 40% of its customers in its footprint as its DOCIS 3.1 rollout starts to take off.
Comcast is separating out home automation functions from its home security service and making these smart home features available at no extra charge to anyone with an xFi gateway.
Chinese operators may have good reasons for steering clear of the Filipino market.
Let's hope that cloudification, network slicing and core network transformation top the agenda at MWC 2018, and not the dreary issue of 5G new radio.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Salt demos the gigabit; SVoD surges in the UK; Orange TV gets Pickled; Carphone Warehouse fined for data breach.
Users are encrypting more and more network traffic -- but so are attackers. Cisco's new Encrypted Traffic Analytics aims to improve network security while preserving privacy.
Tie-up will increase Tele2's focus on Sweden and add to the pressure on Telia, creating a strong number two player in fixed and mobile markets.
T-Mobile execs don't see much in the way of merger prospects in 2018 after Sprint talks fail.
Synchronoss has had something of a nightmare in the past 12 months but has still managed to hire an experienced and well connected CMO – that can only help during what could be a tricky 2018.
Better Internet access for rural areas is getting a lot of attention from the Trump administration but the plan of action seems less than solid.
Altice hopes a just-announced US spin-off will help it double down on its underperforming core European operations.
Instead Verizon plans to cut $4B in costs over 4 years, says CTO Vestberg.
SolarWinds is looking to expand its cloud lineup with its acquisition of Loggly, which makes SaaS-based log monitoring and log analytics software.
CloudPassage's new technology 'Container Secure' involves a five-step process to insure seamless security in container deployments from the beginning till the end. A few features include being able to detect vulnerabilities, image assurance and an integrated DevOps ecosystem.
Chinese giant was hoping to seal a smartphone distribution deal with AT&T but higher powers are still wary of Huawei, it seems.
Market incentives motivate companies to minimize cost and time to market rather than build for security. That needs to change, according to a draft report from the US departments of Commerce and Homeland Security.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice hooks up with Amdocs; Arcep probes Orange's wholesale business; new proposals on 'white space' networks.
Restructuring marks a new chapter in Altice's story as the network operator turns its attention from M&A activity to operational improvements.
LONDON 01/09/2018: The Telecoms.com talking shop re-opens for the new year, and its patrons try to work out what they should care about in 2018.
The Un-Carrier comes out swinging against Verizon and Cat M, promising NB-IoT at a low, low price (for a limited time!).
Service provider continues its acquisitive ways, buying company with 150 multinational customers to expand its cloud connectivity reach.
The exodus of senior managers from Sigfox continues, with the CEO of its North American business among the latest to leave.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UPC Switzerland throws Salt over, goes with Swisscom for mobile; pay-TV market set to soar in sub-Saharan Africa; Nvidia to bring AI to VW; key Spotify exec departs.
As cloud computing expands, enterprises and their IT departments are trying to get their hands around multicloud deployments. Managing multicloud is difficult, but there are four ways to make it easier.
Starry storms into 2018 with a new partnership, new launch cities and a plan for spreading pre-standard 5G technology far and wide.
Don't forget to upgrade your browsers; vendors dispute reports of significant performance slowdowns due to patching; and containers and hypervisors don't get a free pass.
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that opportunities abound for 5G vendors as only 15% of TLC service providers have chosen their vendors for the 5G market.
NXP demos at CES promise to bring the early potential of edge computing to life.
Google Cloud now offers what it calls 'preemptible' GPUs to help accelerate batch computing and machine learning workloads. Google is also cutting prices.
Philadelphia press reports Comcast cut 500 sales jobs in what companies calls a reorganization, as CWA sues AT&T over its job cuts.
It is time the industry faced up to the upheaval that automation will create.
Immersive Media Experiences, such as augmented reality and virtual reality are set for rapid growth as adoption of headsets and eyewear 'accelerates considerably' in 2018, according to the CTA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The man who orchestrated the sale of AlcaLu to Nokia finds a new role at Sprint.
Intel is rapidly rolling out patches in the wake of serious security vulnerabilities affecting nearly every computer user in the world.
For instance, what spectrum can AT&T even use for 5G?
Grassroots effort trying to combat proposed changes in definition of broadband to include slower cellular data service.
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.
After news of a significant vulnerability in Intel's processors was disclosed this week, AWS, Microsoft and Google had work to do.
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.
US operator says it will launch 'mobile' 5G services in 12 cities in late 2018. But how, exactly?
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.
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 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.
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.
A new Microsoft-led Connect Americans Now (CAN) coalition aims to provide broadband to rural areas using unlicensed broadcast spectrum.
It's an entirely new direction for the cable industry.
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 using Nokia and Intel to test 28GHz frequency that will become part of its 5G strategy.
Assuming they can get the software architecture right, open source projects represent a faster way to consensus on big issues, he says.
Samsung will supply fixed 5G gear for Verizon's first gigabit wireless service in Sacramento, Calif.
Microsoft has inked a deal to acquire Avere Systems to help customers better store data in the cloud and hybrid environments.
Both Amazon and Salesforce are looking to get away from Oracle, according to a report from The Information.
In its security predictions for 2018, the MIT Technology Review warns of ransomware that targets clouds providers and weaponized artificial intelligence.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google's massive Dutch Sandwich; Spotify faces lawsuit as streaming takes over.
Tie-up between Irish and US players will create a top five company in the unified communications market, the companies say.
The story about year-end bonuses was a better one.
Tivo could be back on the block again.
Sigfox is believed to have parted ways with CIO Jerome Burriez in the latest sign of senior management upheaval at the French company.
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.
CEO Legere suggests T-Mobile will 'leapfrog' AT&T and Verizon with mobile 5G in the US.
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.
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.
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.
What's going to happen in the video industry in the coming year?
Annual New Year message pins 2017 revenues at $92.3 billion, up 15% on the previous year.
All 50 US states have now signed on for AT&T's nationwide emergency 4G LTE network.
Two long-lived wireless technologies and one flashy fad look set to fade out in 2018.
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