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?