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OPNFV Summit Comes at Critical Time
News Analysis | 6/9/2017

Multiple issues including commercial models, cooperation among open source efforts and internal culture changes loom.

Startup Could Replace Ericsson, Says Orange
News Analysis | 6/9/2017

An 11-employee startup could displace Ericsson in the RAN, says France's biggest telco.

Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/9/2017

Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.

Canadian Govt. Demands Lower Wireless Prices
News Analysis | 6/9/2017

ISED Minister Navdeep Bains calls for carriers to offer cheaper wireless and broadband plans, shaking up the nation's three major telecom players.

Digital Realty Deal a Strategic Expansion
News Analysis | 6/9/2017

Paying $7.6B in stock for a seemingly smaller company brings blue-chip customers and well located data centers for hyperscalers.

Lloyds Inks £1.3B Cloud Deal With IBM
Wagner’s Ring | 6/9/2017

Lloyds Banking Group signed a ten-year agreement, valued at US$1.66 billion, to move to a private cloud.

To Stop AI From Going Rogue, Make It Neurotic
Wagner’s Ring | 6/9/2017

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.

Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Spanish Core Network Deal
News Analysis | 6/9/2017

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: Living in the Material World
Slide Shows | 6/9/2017

IoT is starting to make its way into the real world, as reflected at the HPE Discover conference this week.

WiCipedia: Setback to Success & the 'Dad Perspective'
WiCipedia | 6/9/2017

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: OTT on Tap as Yahoo Deal Nears Close
News Analysis | 6/9/2017

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.

Facebook Getting Pushback on Open Source Hardware Initiative
Wagner’s Ring | 6/8/2017

Getting startup and investor pushback on Telecom Infra Project.

Calix Combines Edge, Access on AXOS
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

New Subscriber Management Module (SMm) streamlines service activation and other functions in a centralized approach to policy.

Versa's Ahuja: Go Beyond SD-WAN
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

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.

Dell Reaps Benefits of Cloud Infrastructure
Scott Ferguson | 6/8/2017

Despite posting a quarterly loss of $1.5 billion, Dell saw its hyperconverged infrastructure business grow.

Facebook Takes TIP in New Direction as Investors Doubt Open Source Payback
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

Social networking giant faces a backlash on its open source commitment and says it will start a new group with a RAND licensing model.

Smart Cities Could Be Gold Mine for Telcos
Column | 6/8/2017

But this story will take years to write.

Big Names Board the ONAP Express
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

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.

Apple's Cloud Strategy Will Save the iPad
Wagner’s Ring | 6/8/2017

Early predictions that iPads would replace the PC aren't wrong. They were just premature.

Meg Whitman: HPE Is Ready to Expand Again
Scott Ferguson | 6/8/2017

HPE CEO Meg Whitman laid out an ambitious plan for the company at its Discover show.

Orange, VCs Commit $113M to Network Startups as 'Black Box' Frustration Mounts
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

French telco teams up with Facebook to support network startups that could disrupt the status quo.

Eurobites: BT Dumps PwC in Wake of Italian Scandal
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comarch lands Croatian deal; Orange signs up to Cloud Foundry; fashion's loss is 3's gain.

Busting a Few Myths About Microservices
Column | 6/8/2017

A few myths have emerged about microservices that need to be addressed, says Ciena's Abel Tong.

Apple Looking for 5G Voice in Standards Body
News Analysis | 6/7/2017

Apple wants a candidate to work with 3GPP's RAN WG1.

Is Facebook Moving WhatsApp off IBM?
Wagner’s Ring | 6/7/2017

Facebook is reportedly looking to bring its messaging service to its own data centers, costing IBM a marquee customer.

Uber Drains the Swamp, but Is It Too Deep?
Que Sera Sarah | 6/7/2017

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.

CenturyLink: SD-WAN No Quick Fix
News Analysis | 6/7/2017

The hot new service is actually part of broader customer networking transformation that needs to be planned and plotted long-term.

Verizon Beta Tests IPTV, Stays Mum on Launch
News Analysis | 6/7/2017

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.

Nuage's Khandekar on the Future State of SD-WAN
News Analysis | 6/7/2017

SD-WAN solutions must address the right business cases, operational tools and partnerships, says Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar.

Eurobites: Operators Slam EC's 'Timid' 5G Efforts
News Analysis | 6/7/2017

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 Cranks Up The Machine at Discover
Scott Ferguson | 6/7/2017

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.

Ciena Takes a Broad View of Diversity
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/7/2017

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.

Apple Adding 'Business Chat' to Messages, for Enterprise Customer Service
Wagner’s Ring | 6/6/2017

Going against Facebook and Twitter, Apple is offering businesses channels to connect with customers.

Meg Whitman: HPE Will Live on the Intelligent Edge
Scott Ferguson | 6/6/2017

At its Discover show, HPE CEO Meg Whitman outlined a strategy that involves computing on the edge and hybrid cloud.

AI Key to Telcos' Digital Transformation – Survey
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

Infosys survey indicates that telecom service providers are especially interested in artificial intelligence for its ability to automate processes.

Verizon: Get the Gray Out
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

Network operator learns the hard way that enterprise customers know what a real white box is and won't settle for less.

AT&T's Chris Rice on Open Source & Standards
LRTV Documentaries | 6/6/2017

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.

Amazon Joins Protest Supporting Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

A planned online protest in support of net neutrality is getting a high-profile backer in Amazon.

India's Devices Market: Chinese Dragons Versus Indian Tigers
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

India's device makers have fallen well behind their Chinese competitors in their domestic market.

SoftBank's 'Open Source' Source Is a Slovakian Startup
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.

Telia Carrier PoPs Up in Portland
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

Global carrier adds two new points of presence in the Silicon Forest to reduce latency and add diversity for customers there.

NB-IoT Gets Insecurity Complex
Morris Lore | 6/6/2017

Reactions to reports of NB-IoT's difficulties betray some insecurity about the prospects for the LPWA technology.

VMware Lets You Fiddle With Your Hybrid Cloud to Cut Costs
Wagner’s Ring | 6/6/2017

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.

Eurobites: Finns Look for Roaming Opt-Out
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: talk of Telefónica quitting Mexico; Vodafone hit by Gulf crisis; Salt peps up its 4G network.

Threat Intelligence: A New Frontier in Cybersecurity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/6/2017

In business as in warfare, it pays to know your enemy.

HPE Goes All in With Hybrid IT
Scott Ferguson | 6/6/2017

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.

Apple Tunes Up Siri & Cloud Services
Wagner’s Ring | 6/5/2017

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: Defining the Cloud Native Core
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 6/5/2017

Metaswitch CMO Ian Maclean sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders to discuss the future of NFV.

ANGACOM: Best of the Wurst
LRTV Documentaries | 6/5/2017

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.

For Boys Town, Private Cloud Ain't Heavy
Wagner’s Ring | 6/5/2017

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.

AI Likely to Outperform Humans in Less Than 50 Years
Scott Ferguson | 6/5/2017

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.

SK Telecom Moves Closer to 1Gbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 6/5/2017

South Korean operator claims to launch a 900Mbit/s service and says gigabit-speed 4G connections are coming early next year.

NetApp Expands Into Hyperconverged, Hybrid Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 6/5/2017

NetApp is breaking away from its traditional storage roots and diving deeper into hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid cloud.

Verizon Lays Out a Vision for Mobile, Fiber & Cloud
News Analysis | 6/5/2017

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.

Eurobites: Vodafone Netherlands Finally Switches on NB-IoT Network
News Analysis | 6/5/2017

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 Seeks Another $7B in Plan for World Tech Domination – Report
News Analysis | 6/5/2017

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.

Why Starman Switched to 10G EPON
LRTV Interviews | 6/5/2017

Jaanus Erlemann, CTO at Estonia's Starman, explains why the cable operator opted to upgrade its broadband access network with 10G EPON tech.

Arris Has Designs on a Smarter Cable Edge
News Analysis | 6/2/2017

Cable network nodes are in for a major intelligence boost.

AT&T Takes Charge With Vyatta OS Buy
News Analysis | 6/2/2017

Network operator will own the Vyatta operating system and software for both white box and cloud-based VNFs by acquiring Brocade technology.

Beware the Blockchain Bubble
Wagner’s Ring | 6/2/2017

Plans to use blockchain for business call to mind another word starting with 'B.'

IBM Loans Cloud Power to Community Grid
Scott Ferguson | 6/2/2017

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.

Dynamic Storage a Key Support for Cloud Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/2/2017

As operators make the push towards NFV, it's equally important to move towards data-on-demand storage.

Level 3 CTO: Lack of NFV Standards a Hindrance
LRTV Interviews | 6/2/2017

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.

Eurobites: Vivendi Chief Adds Top Job at Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 6/2/2017

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?

SoftBank Suffers Satellite Strategy Setback
News Analysis | 6/2/2017

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.

WiCipedia: Best Initiatives for Women & Highest-Ranked Companies
WiCipedia | 6/2/2017

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's Cloud Momentum Continues in Q1
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

VMware ups its 2018 sales forecasts as a strategy built on hybrid clouds and cross-cloud architectures continues to bear fruit.

Doughnuts From the Sky? Oh My!
Jonestown | 6/1/2017

Doughnuts get the delivery drone treatment in Denver, because... of course they do.

Nokia Gets in on Verizon 5G Tests
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

All of the tests, which are taking place in multiple US facilities, are focused on 28GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) radios.

Is Ciena in Breakaway Mode?
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

CEO sees today's positive financial results as proof its long-term investment strategy is paying off during an industry shakeout period.

Cloud Growth Spawns Worries, Mary Meeker Reports
Wagner’s Ring | 6/1/2017

Enterprise cloud spending is nearly equal to spending on conventional data centers, but security is still a concern, along with other potential problems.

Is Heterogeneous Coexistence a Requirement for Mobile IoT?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/1/2017

Learning from and building on the lessons of heterogeneous LPWA deployments makes a lot of sense.

Microsoft Draft Looks to Make Containers Easier
Scott Ferguson | 6/1/2017

Microsoft is releasing Draft, an open source tool that looks to make deploying apps in containers, as well as within Kubernetes environments, easier.

MetTel: SD-WAN Ramp-Up 'Astronomical'
LRTV Interviews | 6/1/2017

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.

Eurobites: Telia Adds 4G Access to VPN Package
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

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.

Accelerating IP/Optical Network Visibility & Control
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 6/1/2017

Sedona Systems CTO Ori Gerstel speaks with Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the latest advances in IP/Optical network control.

IoT Food for Thought
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/1/2017

Don't forget about the potential of the 'smart farm.'

Verizon Offered $100B+ for Charter – Report
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

Months after it was first mooted, a new report suggests Charter has spurned a takeover bid from Verizon worth more than $100 billion.

Ownership Reform Won't Save Unicom
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

A scheme to revitalize China's weakest telecom operator seems unlikely to succeed.

Why India's RJio Wants to Lease Dark Fiber From Govt.
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

Could RJio's sudden interest in serving rural communities spark a rush into India's hinterland?

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