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Eurobites: Brussels Targets Europe's Broadband Not-Spots With Billion-Euro Fund
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Vodafone trial cloud RAN; Ooredoo dabbles in 5G; new boss for Telefónica Deutschland.

Stratoscale Brings Amazon Cloud On Premises
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

The Israeli startup enhances its hybrid cloud software that brings AWS to on-premises data centers.

Eastern Europe Is Prime Cyber Attack Target – HR Analyst
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

HR analyst warns of possible cyber attack on Eastern Europe just days after former AT&T executive highlights the risks in the US.

Why Diversity of Geeks in Tech Matters
Mentor Monday | 12/12/2016

Diversity that goes beyond lip service is achievable and vital in tech, according to diversity expert Annie Ryan from San Fran-based talent agency Speak With a Geek.

Gigabites: Full Duplex Gets the Hard Sell
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Charter and Comcast both talk a good game with Full Duplex DOCSIS, but widespread deployments supporting 10-gigabit broadband speeds are still years away.

21st Century Fox Bids £18B for Sky
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Sky's share price rockets by 27% on news that a transatlantic movies, pay-TV and comms powerhouse is in the making.

Verizon's Boston Smart Cities Pilot Begins
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

With construction underway, Verizon expects to start collecting useful data from its Smart Cities pilot project in Boston before the end of the year.

No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2016

Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.

Eurobites: Nokia Helps A1 Hit 500 Mbit/s With Triple CA
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt upgrades with Cisco; Orange rebrands in Morocco; LinkedIn seeks to unblock itself in Russia; SoftBank's tech fund sets up in London; cybercrime versus old-school crime.

WiCipedia: Diversity Awareness & Schooling Brogrammers
WiCipedia | 12/9/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Lack of diversity awareness widespread in tech; brogrammers get schooled; Afghan girls learn to code; and more.

Altice Considers IPO for Its US Operations
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Public listing would help pay for its FTTH plans.

Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2016

Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt botnet woes.

Microsoft Closes LinkedIn Acquisition. What's Next?
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

The merged company outlines first steps to integrating LinkedIn's information about professional profiles and relationships with Microsoft's products and services.

Qualcomm Challenges Intel With New ARM Chip
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Qualcomm is extending further from its base in the wireless world to square off directly against Intel in the data center market with a new ARM-based processor, due in volume next year.

IoT Security: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/8/2016

It's clear that virtualization will play a huge role in the development of IoT – so it's time to become acquainted with Virtuapedia.

Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
Shades of Ray | 12/8/2016

The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…

Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue
LRTV Interviews | 12/8/2016

Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and is now aiming for $3 billion.

ZTE Burnishes Regional Portfolio With $101M Netaş Stake
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

ZTE's latest acquisition could help it to expand in Turkey and its neighboring markets.

5G on Track but Fragmentation Still a Concern
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Heavy Reading analyst highlights a few lingering worries about 5G fragmentation but says 5G standardization efforts remain on track.

Eurobites: BT & Huawei Join Forces on 5G
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson job-cutting ahead of schedule; Fastweb plans to roll out gigabit service; BBC trials 4K HDR video.

Tiny Switch Has Big Implications for 5G
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

The basic switch hasn't changed in 50 years, but a spinout from GE has a new MEMS switch that is likely to make a lot of 5G infrastructure a lot less complex and probably less expensive.

Virtualization Confidence Takes Hit in Latest HR Survey
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Survey results highlight some of the challenges telcos are encountering as they plan for a virtualized network future.

Small Arctic ISP Caches Netflix in New Way
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Meshnet in the Canadian Arctic is using Aterlo Network's NightShift technology to cache Netflix content locally so consumers with low-speed Internet connections can still stream the video service.

Orange Flags Barriers to Licensed-Spectrum LoRa
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

French operator says licensed-spectrum LoRa is feasible but challenging from an equipment and regulatory perspective.

2016 NIA-EANTC NFV Interoperability Test Report
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

New report recaps NIA's evaluations covering VNFs, NFVis and Service Chaining and several new vendor combinations with Dell EMC, Fortinet, Huawei, Infoblox, Mitel, Nokia, Procera, Nokia and ZTE that were hosted as part of the NIA's VNF and NFVi evaluation.

SD-WAN Boom Coming in Next 2 Years
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

A new Heavy Reading survey suggests the next 24 months will see a surge in wide-scale SD-WAN deployments.

Can Cable Climb Upmarket?
LRTV Interviews | 12/7/2016

Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.

Verizon Hails Boston Fios Launch but Eyes 5G
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Verizon launches Fios in new Boston-area neighborhoods, but looks ahead to promoting 5G.

Eurobites: UK Tech Leaders Close Ranks to Seek Post-Brexit Certainty
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: British AI firm finds a route into China; businesses sign up for CityFibre's gigabit; an ARM worker is a happy worker; Deutsche Telekom staff make like Wiggins.

Google Both Best Telco Partner & Biggest Threat – HR Survey
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Telcos increasingly see Internet players as valuable partners even as they continue to fret over the challenge they pose, finds Heavy Reading study.

TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 12/7/2016

Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.

NIA Tests Reveal OpenStack Version Challenges
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Latest report from the New IP Agency (NIA) on NFV interoperability reveals how configuration issues around OpenStack are holding back virtualization plans.

Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns
LRTV Interviews | 12/7/2016

Verizon's Chris Novak explains the risks enterprises face when they lack thorough asset assessment and don't protect everything they have.

Proficio Pulls in $12M in Venture Capital
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

The company, which provides managed security services, is looking to expand around the world.

FCC's 600MHz Auction Flops Again
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

FCC pulls auction after just a round of bidding.

Microsoft to Close LinkedIn Acquisition Within Days
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Despite opposition from Salesforce and other competitors, the European Union has approved the deal.

Google Cranks Renewable Energy for 2017
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Google plans to increase renewable energy buying next year to completely offset fossil fuel consumption.

Mellanox Adds to Net Security – It's Sorta Complicated
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

The company has introduced software to work with its fast network processors that makes it easier to do deep packet inspection for security purposes.

Amazon Takes Cloud on the Road
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

AWS's new hybrid cloud software and hardware will help the giant put armor on its vulnerability to competitors.

Finally! Equinix Pays $3.6B for Verizon Data Centers
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Long-expected sale benefits both firms, giving Verizon bottom-line relief for an asset that is much more strategic for Equinix.

Nokia: A Global Network Operator for the Enterprise?
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Vendor's new strategy of focusing on vertical markets besides telecom could redefine its role and trouble a few of its existing clients.

Eurobites: DT Slams BT 'Legal Separation' Proposals
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom puts forward duct-and-pole proposals; Fastweb buys Tiscali Business; Vodafone gets busy on IoT; ZTE buys into Eurasian growth.

Technicolor Brings AWS Home to Gateways
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Technicolor is the first CPE provider to integrate Amazon's Greengrass application environment on its broadband gateways.

T-Mobile CFO on Trump: Expect More Consolidation & More Competition
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Braxton Carter says he expects that Trump will be good for the wireless business.

CableLabs: First Full Duplex Trials in 1 Year
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

CableLabs predicts the first Full Duplex trials will take place in about a year, but is this particular technology cable's best hope for conquering the business services market?

Artificial Intelligence Expert Weighs In for WiC
Mentor Monday | 12/5/2016

Author and AI Professor Melanie Mitchell shares her thoughts on AI's biggest breakthroughs and the challenges and opportunities for female computer scientists.

ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2016

Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.

Eurobites: Nokia Looks to Tame VNFs With CloudBand 'Templating'
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK cybersecurity company set to float; traffic management in Germany; net neutrality naughtiness in Hungary.

Consolidated Snaps Up Fairpoint for $1.5B
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Transaction is the latest in a series of fiber deals that have swept through the US market.

IoT & the Cheshire Cat Syndrome: The New Face of Security Threats
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Get ready for more IoT-fueled attacks, says panel at Light Reading security show in NYC.

4G Deals Dominate Indian Market in 2016
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Network expansion and managed services deals have been all the rage in India this year as operators respond to the arrival of 4G new entrant Reliance Jio.

Sigfox to Go Public in 2018 – Report
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

French IoT developer is planning an initial public offering in the next couple of years but says it needs to have 100 million devices on its network before this happens.

Cable Nodes Becoming a Choke Point
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Some of the biggest cable companies are itching to perform essentially three upgrades at once, but the technology just isn't there. Yet.

Gigabites: Amazon Truck Packs 100PB of Data
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

Amazon's Snowmobile service is designed to truck data around the country at a rate that's obscenely faster than data transfer on a gigabit broadband connection.

Level 3's Drew Sees Liability Issues in IoT Botnets
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

Neither consumers nor device manufacturers are motivated to act to halt IoT-based botnets, but ISPs likely are and they are going to need help.

5G Spectrum Sharing Brings Innovations
Column | 12/2/2016

Spectrum sharing is becoming a bigger issue as the 5G radio specification evolves.

WOW: Broadband Caps, Not 'If' but 'When'
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

WOW COO Cash Hagen paints broadband data caps as an inevitability.

Eurobites: Telefónica Fires Up Nokia's XGS-PON
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: crystal ball gazing; more router hacks; Tunisian government to sell telecom stakes; Azure price hike.

WiCipedia: After-School Coding, Salary Probing & Pro-Parenthood Companies
WiCipedia | 12/2/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Charleston, S.C. initiates several after-school programs to teach kids to code; asking salary history may soon become illegal; Trump may not support new dads, but these companies do; and more.

Orange to Focus Polish ECOMP Trials on Residential vCPE
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

French service provider sheds light on ECOMP trials while AT&T cites evidence of growing service provider interest in the platform.

Amoroso: Expect Devastating US Cyber Attack
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

Former AT&T security chief urges telecom security industry to speak up now and insist on greater understanding of what's at stake and more resources.

Verizon: Unknown Assets a Hacker's Playground
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

M&A activity in particular helps fuel security problems when 'unknown' network resources are left unprotected.

Upskill U on the SDN Approach to IP & Optical Integration
Kelsey's Grammar | 12/1/2016

Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading examines how SDN shows promise in enabling IP and optical integration in the final course in Upskill U's SDN series.

India's RJio Hits 50M Customers in 83 Days
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

RJio claims to have broken records for customer growth at a tech company, but it still seems unlikely to hit year-end targets.

KPN to Include LTE-M in IoT Mix in 2017
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

KPN is building an IoT strategy based on investments in both LTE-M and LoRa.

Charter Planning Enterprise Push, Rebranding
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

MSO plans to get more aggressive in fiber deployment as it builds a national brand for business services, executive says.

Altice FTTH Bill Could Hit Almost $9.6B in US
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

Cable operator could face a huge bill to achieve its goal of connecting US homes to a high-speed FTTH network over the next six years.

ADVA Makes Anti-Appliance SD-WAN Play
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

New platform supports SD-WAN as a virtual network function, incorporating automatic service turn-up, embedded cloud and orchestration.

Eurobites: Ofcom Lays Into Landline Charges
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia phones licensing deal signed and sealed; AsiaInfo downsizes in Europe; Virgin's new box; Amazon eyes Italian power stations.

Video Vendor Edgeware Preps IPO
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

Swedish video delivery system specialist is set to join the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange next week.

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