Netflix has launched an interactive TV show with 'choice points' where viewers decide where to take the story next.
Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
Swedish vendor is reported to have hired banks to look at a divestment of its media business and says it has agreed to sell its power modules business to Asia's Flex.
Cisco is giving the enterprise network a makeover, paving the way for automated, intelligent networks driven by policy rules.
Decimated by an aggressive new entrant and government taxation, India's telcos desperately need to restore profitability.
Intent-based networking, which turns the network into one intelligent, automated system, is ready for prime time, and Cisco wants to lead the pack in making it a commercial reality.
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.
A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.
Lenovo is updating its ThinkAgile hyperconverged offering to include the Microsoft Azure Stack for hybrid or private cloud deployments.
Identifying the best CDN strategy allows video distributors to optimize quality of experience and delivery cost as video streaming ramps up.
BT's lead tech executive has issued a plea to the 5G chipset vendors to focus on global requirements and not go chasing after early but limited opportunities.
Accenture and Microsoft are planning to use blockchain to create digital identification for more than 1 billion people as part of the UN's ID2020 program.
Ed Kennedy, a big name in the optical space, will take over the CEO slot at CENX, currently being filled by CFO Kim Butler.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
Juniper introduced Cloud-Grade Networking, adding telemetry, automation, security and machine learning to help enterprises make the transition to the cloud.
Company says its 100% software-defined network lets it reach 196 countries with SD-WAN service that is highly customizable.
With content and connectivity in their arsenals, Verizon and Comcast are putting new resources into advanced advertising tech.
French incumbent reduces its stake in BT following a torrid few months for the UK telco.
At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
Comcast has big IoT plans for Philly, and every other city in its customer footprint.
States will now need to decide if they want in on the AT&T/FirstNet LTE network or not.
Having proven out merchant silicon in the data center, Arista continues to aim for the service provider core with upgrades to its R-series of universal spine switches.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance is introducing a new broadband access technology to fill in the coverage 'gaps' left by fiber and coax networks.
For only the second time in 24 years, the United States does not have a supercomputer in one of the top three spots on the Top 500 list. China, however, remains dominant.
Poland's second-biggest mobile operator has announced plans for an IPO that could be Europe's biggest in the telecom sector for several years.
Italy's government is said to be at loggerheads with the country's biggest operator over broadband investment in rural areas.
The US Energy Department is doling out millions in grants to six tech companies to build an exascale supercomputer, and to better compete with China in the HPC market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hull may can the copper; new CMO for Altice; Deutsche Telekom rocks – in 360 degrees!
Cloud computing is being sold as a major cost saver for IT, but it's easier than you think to waste your budget on the cloud. Here are six steps to stop the bleeding and boost your bottom line.
AT&T Labs is made up of engineers, scientists and experts from all walks of life, not necessarily by design, but Director Ann Skudlark says it's an important part of its success.
Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
Microsoft bragged about having Whole Foods as an Azure, Active Directory and Office 365 customer. Are those bragging rights going to Amazon now?
Former employee claims she was fired for telling CEO Glen Post about widespread charging of customers for services they didn't order.
Once more unto the breach.
India's disruptive new entrant is planning on carrying its mobile revolution into the broadband sector.
As a little African-American girl fascinated by computers, Kyla McMullen says she wanted to turn herself into a white boy to fit in, but now she's standing out as a woman in tech.
Initial offerings include the usual suspects: SD-WAN, security and WAN optimization, and the company expects most firms will go hybrid.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 fined for emergency services failing; Nokia wins Polish fiber deal; VR gets a call-up for Finnish soccer broadcast.
Unlike the naysayers, Salesforce sees AI as job creator. In a joint study with IDC, the CRM company found artificial intelligence could produce 800,000 jobs and revenue of $1 trillion.
The European Broadcast Union is taking an active role in shaping new standards in the virtual reality arena.
Big Red warns investors that pre-tax profits will suffer in the second quarter as it works on integrating Yahoo with AOL.
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: GTB releases list of 50 women in telecom to watch in 2017; She Loves Tech competes in Pakistan; Erica Baker is our new role model; and more.
Montreal-based startup says it will use the series-A funding to hire more, expand internationally and advance AI to the point where any company can plug-and-play its data for easy analysis.
Comcast is looking to a private cloud based on Cloud Foundry to turn around record bad customer satisfaction scores.
The manufacturer of weapons systems for the US Navy reveals how VR is helping it install radar systems in naval vessels.
Vodafone slams reports of NB-IoT interoperability problems as 'misinformation' and says its own interoperability tests have uncovered no issues.
Former Square employees have launched Common Networks, an ISP startup that combines point-to-point wireless service with software defined networking.
IBM and AIG have completed a successful blockchain 'smart contract' pilot program that could bring the technology into the international insurance agency.
Comcast is boosting its dismal customer satisfaction ratings with a private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud built on Cloud Foundry.
The aircraft manufacturer uses VR to help with training and maintenance tasks, finding it is a far more effective medium than traditional manuals.
MetTel introduced the IoT Single SIM today, a cloud-connected chip that can securely and automatically connect devices to the IoT with the strongest signal via the four major US and 650 worldwide carriers.
Research firm now expects the number of 5G users to ramp significantly during 2022 to reach almost 390 million.
Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.
One of several DAA approaches that cable operators are exploring to feed more bandwidth to optical nodes and then customers, Remote PHY hogged the stage at the recent ANGACOM show in Germany.
French telecom incumbent says it is now planning to use NB-IoT in markets outside France, where LoRa has taken hold.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's sheep project raises the baa on NB-IoT; Sky and Virgin collaborate on TV ads; BT's new woman in the Americas.
Amazon was conspicuous by its absence from a discussion of moving workloads between multiple cloud providers.
AT&T's Rick Hubbard examines AT&T's SD-WAN strategy and the impact of SD-WAN on the MPLS business.
Aryaka, an SD-WAN startup founded in 2009, launched a clientless SD-WAN delivering software-defined remote access by combining dynamic CDN and global SD-WAN technologies yesterday at the WAN Summit.
Global spending on all parts of the Internet of Things ecosphere will reach nearly $1.4 trillion within the next five years, according to IDC.
Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
SDN, AI and machine learning are changing how AT&T manages its network, but breaking down silos and empowering all its employees to be data scientists has been the real key to its transformation.
Today's telcos and communication service providers are more vulnerable to large-scale DDoS attacks than ever.
The FP4 chip and a new routing platform target big telcos and web-scale giants.
President Trump plans to re-nominate Jessica Rosenworcel as a Democratic Commissioner on the FCC, less than six months after she left the telecom agency.
A Heavy Reading survey shows carriers support OPNFV but assign a wide variety of interests and expectations to the open source project.
Latest Heavy Reading Future of Virtualization report shows progress in identifying and deploying NFV but also admission that some timelines are slipping.
Braxton Carter discusses the inevitable chatter about Sprint.
Uwe Janssen urges operators and their customers to address confusion surrounding the definition of network slicing and gives short shrift to equipment incumbents.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook breathes new life into company's car rumors, calling the project the "mother of all AI projects."
SD-WAN is an option for managing bandwidth for applications where MPLS doesn't make sense but it is in no way replacing MPLS, notes Shawn Hakl, vice president of Network and Security Solutions with Verizon.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU operators prepare for roaming charges revolution; DigitalRoute beefs up its board; Ryan Reynolds gets BT into trouble (again).
At the Minds and Machines Europe show, GE unveiled new predictive analytics capabilities using its ServiceMax acquisition that can make the industrial Internet easier to manage.
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And that's made all the difference for Kaitki Agaawal, who shares her story and advice, as well as her perspective on wireless network evolutions with WiC in Austin.
Who will take over the reins as TiVo CEO?
Beefing up Azure support for the open source platform-as-a-service software, Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as a gold member.
Thanks largely to a startup called Phluido, a new working group within Facebook's TIP is looking to standardize the virtualization of the radio access network.
VR better engages audiences and drives home important messages, according to Greg Furber, director of VR at content creation company Rewind.
Optical vendor beefs up the metro platform it brought on board with the Transmode acquisition and says there are still plans to add PIC technology to the XTM system.
Uber has accepted the 47 recommendations made by former US Attorney Eric Holder to improve its culture, including a leave of absence for its CEO.
Hortonwork and IBM are expanding their partnership to include machine learning and data science for the enterprise.
A new partnership between Equinix and Alibaba is a new way for the two companies to expand their cloud and data center offerings into new markets.
EE CEO Marc Allera says UK policymakers will need to shape up if the country is not to fall behind others on the rollout of 5G networks.
Arbor Cloud doubles its current capacity with plans to double again by year's end, with 17 traffic scrubbing centers worldwide.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT trials SDN for broadcast networks; EE demos balloon-based 5G backhaul; Altice hopes to raise $1.4 billion from US IPO.
Brocade is teeing up Ruckus Wireless and ICX switching technology products for sale to Arris with a combined wired/wireless network solution, but the Arris acquisition still has to wait until Broadcom closes its own deal for Brocade.
Apple wants companies to communicate with their customers over Messages, and is building tools to do it.
Swedish vendor says recent plans to accelerate the development of 5G technology will spur rollouts from 2019 onward.
At BCE, Jeff Geiser, vice president of Solutions Engineering at Verizon Digital Media Services, talked about the CSP's OTT content delivery strategy, including the Uplink acquisition and the release of MX Studio.
Seeking to make a bigger splash in the global $2 billion cable access tech market, Calix has introduced a 10G EPON version of its AXOS virtualized network platform for MSOs.
Light Reading's SD-WAN event featured expert speakers and panelists who examined the future of and business case for SD-WAN, and a whole lot of rubber ducks.
Hossein Moiin becomes the latest industry executive to air concern about Europe's 5G lag.
Uber's board has reportedly approved all of Covington & Burling's recommendations, including a suggested leave of absence for its CEO and adding a new female board member.
Cord-cutting is fast losing its price advantage.
When it comes to white box networking, enterprises demand the real deal, Verizon says.
Microsoft is pulling back the curtain on how it protects its Azure cloud from nearly 1.5 million cyberattacks each day.
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.
It's easy to be into a panic over security, especially when cyber attacks such as WannaCry dominate the headlines. However, smart CIOs know that security in the cloud requires a real plan.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU to probe Qualcomm/NXP deal; London Tech Week 2017 is up and running; Nokia wins big in China; mission-critical LTE tests planned; Dixons gives up on US.
Multiple issues including commercial models, cooperation among open source efforts and internal culture changes loom.
An 11-employee startup could displace Ericsson in the RAN, says France's biggest telco.
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
ISED Minister Navdeep Bains calls for carriers to offer cheaper wireless and broadband plans, shaking up the nation's three major telecom players.
Paying $7.6B in stock for a seemingly smaller company brings blue-chip customers and well located data centers for hyperscalers.
Lloyds Banking Group signed a ten-year agreement, valued at US$1.66 billion, to move to a private cloud.
Make AI doubt its own usefulness in order to make sure we can switch it off, according to researchers at the University of California Berkeley.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH Council Europe calls for investment-friendly regulation; Nokia upgrades Swiss air traffic control network; online giants could face police data grab; Telefónica plugs in to renewables.
IoT is starting to make its way into the real world, as reflected at the HPE Discover conference this week.
This week in our WiC roundup: Philly Tech Week appeals to minority youth; men bring the 'dad perspective'; the women of WWDC; and more.
Verizon's Marni Walden confirms OTT plans once the company has closed on its deal to acquire Yahoo; a transaction which is now expected to be completed on June 13.
Getting startup and investor pushback on Telecom Infra Project.
New Subscriber Management Module (SMm) streamlines service activation and other functions in a centralized approach to policy.
Versa Network's Kelly Ahuja says it's time to go beyond SD-WAN to the software-defined branch to address cost and complexity challenges.
Despite posting a quarterly loss of $1.5 billion, Dell saw its hyperconverged infrastructure business grow.
Social networking giant faces a backlash on its open source commitment and says it will start a new group with a RAND licensing model.
But this story will take years to write.
PCCW, VEON, Juniper, Red Hat and Accenture are among ONAP's new members, but it still doesn't have as many supporters as the Open Source MANO initiative.
Early predictions that iPads would replace the PC aren't wrong. They were just premature.
HPE CEO Meg Whitman laid out an ambitious plan for the company at its Discover show.
French telco teams up with Facebook to support network startups that could disrupt the status quo.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comarch lands Croatian deal; Orange signs up to Cloud Foundry; fashion's loss is 3's gain.
A few myths have emerged about microservices that need to be addressed, says Ciena's Abel Tong.
Apple wants a candidate to work with 3GPP's RAN WG1.
Facebook is reportedly looking to bring its messaging service to its own data centers, costing IBM a marquee customer.
The ride-hailing company said it has let 20 employees go over an investigation into sexual harassment claims and is still investigating almost 100 others.
The hot new service is actually part of broader customer networking transformation that needs to be planned and plotted long-term.
As new beta tests of Verizon's long-awaited IPTV service begin, rumor surfaces that a commercial launch has been postponed until at least September.
SD-WAN solutions must address the right business cases, operational tools and partnerships, says Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson heads up connected car project; Actility forges IoT alliance in Sweden; Nokia brings 'mixed reality' to neurosurgery live streaming.
HPE is putting a lot of faith in its memory-driven computing system – The Machine – and provided an update and some use cases at Discover.
Building the best team at Ciena and opening up new market opportunities means incorporating diversity of all kinds, according to its director of business development, Emmanuelle Cahane.
Going against Facebook and Twitter, Apple is offering businesses channels to connect with customers.
At its Discover show, HPE CEO Meg Whitman outlined a strategy that involves computing on the edge and hybrid cloud.
Infosys survey indicates that telecom service providers are especially interested in artificial intelligence for its ability to automate processes.
Network operator learns the hard way that enterprise customers know what a real white box is and won't settle for less.
At BCE 2017 in Austin, AT&T executive Chris Rice discusses AT&T's journey into open source software but also explains why standards are still necessary.
A planned online protest in support of net neutrality is getting a high-profile backer in Amazon.
India's device makers have fallen well behind their Chinese competitors in their domestic market.
A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.
Global carrier adds two new points of presence in the Silicon Forest to reduce latency and add diversity for customers there.
Reactions to reports of NB-IoT's difficulties betray some insecurity about the prospects for the LPWA technology.
The updated vRealize cloud management suite lets users move workloads to wherever they're cheapest – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or on-premises VMware-based private cloud.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: talk of Telefónica quitting Mexico; Vodafone hit by Gulf crisis; Salt peps up its 4G network.
In business as in warfare, it pays to know your enemy.
At its Discover show in Las Vegas, HPE laid out its plans to become one of the premier providers of hybrid cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure.
Cloud services took center stage at Apple's annual spring product launch, with a new music speaker to rival Amazon Echo, as well as added cloud hooks in the new version of iOS.
Metaswitch CMO Ian Maclean sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders to discuss the future of NFV.
Join Alan Breznick for a breezy tour of the hot technology exhibits at ANGACOM, Europe's largest cable TV and broadband show, as well as Germany's hot culinary treats.
The not-for-profit, providing childcare and healthcare across the US, is moving to a private cloud infrastructure to provide IT agility while keeping costs down.
A joint report from Oxford and Yale universities finds that artificial intelligence will outperform humans in most tasks in 45 years, and could automate all jobs in 120 years.
South Korean operator claims to launch a 900Mbit/s service and says gigabit-speed 4G connections are coming early next year.
NetApp is breaking away from its traditional storage roots and diving deeper into hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid cloud.
In his BCE 2017 keynote, Verizon's Ed Chan discusses what it will take to deliver on 5G and IoT – and how that changes the priorities for a service provider.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom revenues up 10%; MTS cozies up to Nokia on IoT and more; EU wants more from Qualcomm.
SoftBank is said to be in discussions with potential investors in Canada and the Middle East as CEO Masayoshi Son looks to realize his technology ambitions.
Jaanus Erlemann, CTO at Estonia's Starman, explains why the cable operator opted to upgrade its broadband access network with 10G EPON tech.
Cable network nodes are in for a major intelligence boost.
Network operator will own the Vyatta operating system and software for both white box and cloud-based VNFs by acquiring Brocade technology.
Plans to use blockchain for business call to mind another word starting with 'B.'
The World Community Grid, which IBM's philanthropic arm created in 2004, is moving off a traditional data center and to the company's Bluemix public cloud.
As operators make the push towards NFV, it's equally important to move towards data-on-demand storage.
At BCE, Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan told Light Reading that the lack of NFV standards is a 'pain point' and a hindrance to achieving scalability.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica trumps The Donald on climate change commitment; MegaFon rides the rails; Elisa joins Tampere smart city project; Google fine imminent?
A proposed merger of SoftBank-backed satellite operator OneWeb and Intelsat has fallen through – now SoftBank is expected to look elsewhere for a tie-up.
This week in our WiC roundup: A roundup of the best initiatives for women in tech; women rank their companies; South LA on the rise; and more.
VMware ups its 2018 sales forecasts as a strategy built on hybrid clouds and cross-cloud architectures continues to bear fruit.
Doughnuts get the delivery drone treatment in Denver, because... of course they do.
All of the tests, which are taking place in multiple US facilities, are focused on 28GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) radios.
CEO sees today's positive financial results as proof its long-term investment strategy is paying off during an industry shakeout period.
Enterprise cloud spending is nearly equal to spending on conventional data centers, but security is still a concern, along with other potential problems.
Learning from and building on the lessons of heterogeneous LPWA deployments makes a lot of sense.
Microsoft is releasing Draft, an open source tool that looks to make deploying apps in containers, as well as within Kubernetes environments, easier.
MetTel's VP of Network Services, Ed Fox, shares insight into the spike in demand for SD-WAN and the challenges of meeting that demand.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 completes UK Broadband acquisition; Telefónica trumpets security first; Murdochs huddle with Ofcom to chew over Fox-Sky deal; Brits live dangerously with their mobiles.
Sedona Systems CTO Ori Gerstel speaks with Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the latest advances in IP/Optical network control.
Don't forget about the potential of the 'smart farm.'
Months after it was first mooted, a new report suggests Charter has spurned a takeover bid from Verizon worth more than $100 billion.
A scheme to revitalize China's weakest telecom operator seems unlikely to succeed.
Could RJio's sudden interest in serving rural communities spark a rush into India's hinterland?