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Cloud, Security, AI & IoT Are Driving the Need for Application-Specific Coprocessors
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/11/2017

Niel Viljoen, Netronome's CEO, discusses the changes happening in the processor market, parallel processing and how coprocessors are a must now due to the demise of Moore's Law. For example, networking and security processing requirements are outstripping general purpose CPU performance. Coprocessors, such as in SmartNICs, and kernel-compliant acceleration are quickly becoming critical to ensure network performance-related service levels and server efficiency.

Cisco's ACI Could Close the Cloud, SDN Gap
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

After falling behind in the cloud and SDN game, Cisco is looking to make up ground with ACI. But is it too little, too late?

Kubernetes Assimilates Mesosphere, Honoring Borg Ancestry
Wagner’s Ring | 9/11/2017

Resistance to the open source Google-born container orchestration software is futile.

Radisys's SI Strategy Comes Into Focus
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

Vendor has been positioning itself as a key integrator in the telco infrastructure space as data centers move to the edge.

VR, Cloud, Security Are Key Issues at 50th IBC
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

IBC, the big media conference held in Amsterdam every year, starts this Thursday. We discuss the main issues relevant to service providers that are expected to take center stage.

Eurobites: Nokia Lands India Deal With ZTE
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR CEO steps down; EE refarms spectrum for 4G boost; SES announces souped-up satellite network.

Vodafone to Pump €2B Into German Gigabit Networks
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

Latest plans by Germany's biggest cable operator add to the broadband pressure on incumbent operator Deutsche Telekom.

Boom! Hulu Just Blew Up the TV Bundle
MariNation | 9/8/2017

Maybe TV doesn't have to be just TV anymore.

T-Mobile Claims Over 1.1 Gbit/s in Latest Gigabit LTE Tests
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

US operators battle for pole Gigabit LTE position, but mostly in the lab, not the real world, so far.

Enterprise Services Market Is the Telcos' to Lose
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/8/2017

To succeed in the enterprise market telcos need to play to their strengths.

Google Considering HTC Buyout – Report
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

Could Google really buy HTC after its costly failed bet on hardware with Motorola Mobility?

Cloudera Acquires AI Startup Fast Forward Labs
Scott Ferguson | 9/8/2017

Coming off its IPO earlier this year, Cloudera is making its first acquisition.

Cisco Exec Faced 'Terrifying' Deportation as Undocumented Immigrant
Wagner’s Ring | 9/8/2017

Rowan Trollope, currently a Cisco senior vice president, was nearly deported from the US as a teenager after his mother, 'a free spirit,' neglected to get visas for herself and her children when she immigrated to the US.

Eurobites: ADVA Lands South African Fiber Rollout Deal
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sets up tech incubator program; Nokia cuts jobs in France; EXFO in talks to buy French optics specialist.

Cloud Reshapes Enterprise Communications
Huawei Videos | 9/8/2017

Cloud services capabilities are reshaping the enterprise communications landscape.

John Deere Is a Machine Learning Company Now
Scott Ferguson | 9/8/2017

With its $305 million acquisition of machine learning company Blue River Technology, John Deere is getting deeper into the cutting edge.

WiCipedia: Tech in Africa, Female CEOs & Bingeworthy TV
WiCipedia | 9/8/2017

This week in our WiCipedia roundup: why you may want to consider a move to Africa; C-level women come out of retirement; encouraging your daughters to pursue STEM; and more.

With Automation, Openet Aims to Be Lean, Mean BSS Machine
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

Following a DevOps-driven overhaul this year, the Dublin-based software company believes economic and market realities will play into its hands.

Vivendi to Merge Struggling Dailymotion With Besieged Watchever
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

The French media conglomerate is reportedly merging its Watchever unit with Dailymotion, combining two challenged video streaming brands in the hope they will succeed.

Swedish Startup Is Helping Telia Automate Device Care for Customers
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

Nordic operator reckons eBuilder's technology could lead to improvements in customer loyalty, a reduction in operating costs and new revenue opportunities.

Huawei TE10: Smart Device, Agile Video
Huawei Videos | 9/8/2017

Meet the TE10, Huawei's Huddle-Room Cloud Video Endpoint.

CenturyLink, Vnomic Accelerate Enterprise Road to HANA
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Telco is working with the application automation vendor to help enterprises upgrade to SAP HANA – and to convince them they need to do so sooner rather than later.

Google Launches Dedicated Connectivity for Hybrid Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/7/2017

The new Dedicated Interconnect option is designed to improve bandwidth, consistency and latency of connections between enterprise data centers and Google Cloud Platform.

Dell Posts Q2 Loss, Signs Massive Deal With GE
Scott Ferguson | 9/7/2017

On the one-year anniversary of its EMC deal, Dell posted its second-quarter financial results and signed a deal with GE to supply the company with IT infrastructure.

Amdocs Wins Altice USA in Whopper of a Deal
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Multi-year deal marks Amdocs as a top partner for Altice USA as the cable company embarks on a significant transition period.

Wi-Fi Alliance Levels Up With Vantage 2.0
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Managed networks are the 'new normal.'

Nielsen: Everyone Wants More Video
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

New research from The Nielsen Company finds that digital video consumption and live streaming are up – and unexpectedly, so are DVD sales.

Oracle Layoffs Target Sun Division – Reports
Scott Ferguson | 9/7/2017

After announcing it would hire 5,000 cloud professionals, Oracle is reportedly laying off employees within its Sun Microsystems division.

New Security Mantra: Explode-Offload-Reload
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

AT&T's former top security officer is updating his advice to enterprises, and it's all about the cloud, virtualization and new stuff.

Eurobites: Ericsson Seeks Pole Position in Connected Cars With Zenuity Deal
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new developer portal; Orange helps lock out the bicycle thieves; European Commission calls for increased spending on cybersecurity.

Huawei to Pump $500M Into Cloud Strategy
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Chinese vendor will pour $500 million into the development of a cloud platform and related services as it looks to challenge the might of Amazon and Google.

Huawei's Enterprise Cloud Communication Solution
Huawei Videos | 9/7/2017

Huawei's Enterprise Cloud Communication solution provides extensive communications services with a unified cloud platform.

Samsung & KDDI: Driving Miss 5G
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Samsung takes 5G over the ton in new drive tests.

IBM, US Army Ink $135M Cloud Deal
Scott Ferguson | 9/6/2017

IBM has signed a deal to provide cloud services and other tech support for the US Army's Logistics Support Activity group over the next 33 months.

Cisco Quantifies Cable Automation ROI
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Cisco projects quantifiable ROI with its Smart PHY automation software for cable access networks.

Why VMware Thinks It Can Help the NFV Cause
CxO Spotlight | 9/6/2017

Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.

Amzallag to Advise EnterpriseWeb
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Former Vodafone and Alcatel-Lucent exec to bring business and technology positioning expertise to middleware software player.

Cisco Slammed on Security Performance
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

World's biggest vendor of IP network equipment trails other security vendors in sales growth in latest ranking from analyst company HardenStance.

Snowflake Launches Secure Cloud Data Warehouse for Finance
Wagner’s Ring | 9/6/2017

Virtual Private Snowflake is designed for finance and other industries with high security and regulatory requirements.

5G & Millimeter Wave Band Challenges
Column | 9/6/2017

5G will require a fresh look at RF characteristics as operators deploy next-gen tech on very high-band frequencies.

Eurobites: Safaricom Looks Beyond Kenya
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Egypt opts for Openwave Mobility video knowhow; Nokia's 5G riposte to Ericsson; Intel sees chance of EU fine reprieve.

Appian CEO Sees Low-Code as Digital Transformation Key
Scott Ferguson | 9/6/2017

Fresh off its IPO earlier this year, Appian is looking to make low-code mainstream and part of the digital transformation process. Matt Calkins, co-founder and CEO, is leading the way.

MEF, ATIS Team on Global CE Ordering
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Carrier Ethernet has been around forever, but there is now a spec for global ordering of services between operators.

What Happened to Verizon Exponent?
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

It looks like the end of Exponent, Verizon's business unit for wholesaling platform technology.

HPE's Whitman Says She's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/6/2017

Though HPE CEO Meg Whitman talked to Uber about taking the CEO slot there, she says she's got work to do at HPE.

How to Save Energy With DAA
Breznick Unbound | 9/5/2017

In a Light Reading webinar Thursday, industry experts will look at how cable operators can cut energy use by deploying distributed access architectures.

HPE to Acquire Cloud Consulting Business
Wagner’s Ring | 9/5/2017

Cloud Technology Partners helps organizations move to the cloud and operate cloud infrastructure. It's the latest step in a year-long M&A spree for HPE.

Telia Preps Third Market Launch for Connected Car Service
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

With connected car services already launched in Sweden and Denmark, the Nordic giant is preparing to launch in a third territory.

Sprint Builds Out Virtualization Plans
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

COO says operator is building towards 5G, adds Metaswitch and Mavenir as virtualization vendors.

Orange Targets Polish Turnaround in 2018
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

French incumbent is determined to get its underperforming Polish business back on track.

Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications Solution
News from Huawei | 9/5/2017

Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications (CloudEC) solution integrates capabilities, such as HD video, instant messaging, collaborative conference and contact center together, and can be applied in offices, mobile workspace, cross-regional working and other scenarios.

Following Amazon Partnership, VMware Is a Cloud Company Now
Wagner’s Ring | 9/5/2017

VMware has shifted its focus from the on-premises data center to the cloud.

Huawei Sees World of Global Cloud Alliances
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Chinese vendor aims to become a major global cloud player through tie-ups with service providers like Germany's Deutsche Telekom.

Slim's Bundle: Telmex Could Offer TV Services Soon
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

A new report from the OECD recommends allowing billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil should enter the Mexican pay-TV market as soon as possible.

Las Vegas: Can Sin City Win Smart City Bet?
Scott Ferguson | 9/5/2017

Las Vegas is primed for a technology revolution, says CIO Michael Sherwood. Can Sin City transform itself into a smart city?

Stuck Stacks: How Free Software Gets Expensive
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

The problem with free software is that upgrading it can get expensive. Stuck Stack is when OpenStack can cost IT more than it bargained for, but there are simple ways to avoid the trap.

Eurobites: Juniper Lands NFV Gig at Liberty Global
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk considers withdrawal from mobile; BICS boosts French backhaul; Ericsson teams up with NexGuard for video watermarking.

The Telecoms.com Podcast
LRTV Documentaries | 9/5/2017

Scott and Jamie put the band back together with the help of Iain from Light Reading. The overgrown enfants terribles of telecoms pick up where they left off by arguing the toss over net neutrality, Europe's 5G progress and some new gadgetry for IFA. In classic journalistic tradition they end up debating whether any of it actually matters and completely fail to come to a unanimous conclusion on anything.

VeloCloud Takes Aim at Moving Target of SD-WAN Security
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

VeloCloud announced this week the expansion of its SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program to include new members Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, VMware and Forcepoint.

Is the US Ready to Close the Fiber Gap?
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Estimates are high for the amount of money the US needs to invest in fiber infrastructure, but deployments are also trending up.

Ericsson Cranks Out 5G NR Gear in Race for Telco Customers
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Swedish vendor adds FDD products to its growing 5G portfolio several months before new radio specifications are due to be frozen.

Where RJio Innovates, India's Incumbents Follow
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

India's newest operator has permanently changed the rules of the game with a series of attention-grabbing innovations.

Roku Commits to IPO as It Takes on TV Titans
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

The video streaming platform developer thinks it can do for the TV business what Google's Android did for smartphones and is finally listing on the public markets to raise expansion funds.

MWC Americas: Gigabit LTE's Debutante Ball
Jonestown | 9/4/2017

Forget 5G! For early adopters, Gigabit LTE will be coming of age in the US at Mobile World Congress in San Francisco this month.

Cloud Vendors: What to Look for (& What Not to Look for)
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

The cloud is changing the way enterprises evaluate the vendors that they work with to bring new technology into the business. Here's how CIOs and IT pros should change the criteria they use to assess partners.

Eurobites: UK's £200M Gigabit Scheme Splutters Into Life
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

In today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's state-funded Gigabit broadband pilot locations unveiled; Onecom lands IoT deal with Vodafone; MTN South Africa puts Cat-M1 tech to the IoT test; Emtelle expands into Germany.

SKT Tests Put 4G in Touching Distance of 5G
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

South Korean mobile operator claims to have cut latency on 4G networks to just two milliseconds, raising questions about the need for 5G.

GoT Season Finale Amped HBO Traffic 40% – Telenor
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

HBO's Game of Thrones is particularly popular in the Nordics and is having a significant impact on the Norwegian incumbent's network traffic.

BroadSoft at Heart of TWC Customer Data Blunder
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

Details related to more than 4 million Time Warner Cable customer contracts were exposed online and the culprit appears to be unified comms app partner BroadSoft.

DirecTV Now Preps Cloud DVR
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

Late to the game, DirecTV's OTT service will reportedly launch a cloud DVR service that allows subs to record up to 100 hours of content.

VMworld Photos: Lego Las Vegas!
Wagner’s Ring | 9/1/2017

Impressive Lego landscapes and virtual reality demos accompanied the cloud and security advances at VMware's annual customer confab.

Deutsche Telekom Unveils Major Content Push
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

The German incumbent announced this morning that it would be adding a slate of exclusive content; several new partners, including Netflix and Fox; and UHD support to its Entertain TV service.

How Kentik Helps Operators Turn Network Data into Sales
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

SaaS-based solution offers network data analysis function to help operators such as GTT identify potential new customers.

Eurobites: We'll Sell DT Stake to Fund Fiber Rollout, Says Germany's FDP
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

In today's regional roundup: Germany's Free Democrat Party (FDP) has some ideas about how to fund the country's digital architecture; Vodafone brings NB-IoT services to Ireland; French competitive operator Iliad keeps growing; Germany's mobilcom-debitel hooks up to iPass; and NTT Communications adds to its European data center empire.

WiCipedia: Uber's Charity Drive & Boys Buck Bro Culture
WiCipedia | 9/1/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Uber crashes towards redemption; preventing boys from becoming bros; Women's Equality Day; and more.

Converging the Access Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/1/2017

Fiber is making a comeback and converged access infrastructure is helping to push the market collectively towards 5G and other services.

Telco Enterprise Comms Under Threat From Cloud Rivals
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/1/2017

By customizing cloud services and providing a more holistic solution to business customers' needs, traditional telcos can increase their chances of winning in the enterprise market.

Microsoft Researching Storage Based on Biological DNA
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

Microsoft thinks DNA can solve some long-term problems with storage media – assuming access speeds get better than 10MB per week.

Deutsche Telekom Touts Europe's First '5G' Connection
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

German telecom incumbent uses pre-5G technology on a commercial network in a demonstration that hints at future plans.

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