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Exclusive: Matrixx appoints Glo Gordon as CEO
CxO Spotlight | 1/31/2020

Matrixx Software has appointed board member Glo Gordon to succeed Dave Labuda as CEO.

IBM Names New CEO: Arvind Krishna, Red Hat Deal Mastermind, Replaces Rometty
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

The change brings cloud and open source front and center for the company, as IBM also names former Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst as president.

VMware confirms 'workforce rebalancing' – that's corporate-speak for 'layoffs'
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

The company would not say how many people got walking papers, though it did say the number is fewer than the 1,250 positions it has open.

VMware Will Fight $236M Densify Patent Infringement Decision
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

Judge rules VMware's virtualization products infringe Densify patents; VMware says it ain't over yet.

Apstra Shakes Things Up as Cheriton Takes Over as CEO
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

David Cheriton, co-founder, director and lead investor, becomes the CEO, taking over from co-founder Mansour Karam, who is still active in day-to-day leadership.

Facebook Engineering Boss Parikh Exits, but Open Networking Lives On
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Under Jay Parikh's ten-year leadership, Facebook built one of the most sophisticated data and networking infrastructures in the world, and collaborated with telcos on open networking.

Can 128T & SoftBank Spark a Sea Change for SD-WAN?
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

128 Technology, a startup founded by the founders and former officers of Acme Packet, aims to separate from the herd with a novel approach to SD-WAN by utilizing session-based routing.

Orange trumpets its green credentials
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

Giant French operator has environmental action at the heart of its new strategy as it aims to become carbon neutral by 2040.

Juniper Returns to Growth – No Thanks to Service Providers
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

The service provider business is 'challenged,' but declines 'began to moderate,' says CEO Rami Rahim. So, um, yay?

Cloud-Native Network Functions: 'A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action'
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

The Linux Foundation is looking to close the gap between conversation and action to make it easier for carriers and vendors to deploy network functions in the cloud.

Arista Buys SDN Pioneer Big Switch 'For a Song' – Sources
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

Formerly glam SDN startup does the walk of shame.

Eurobites: Comcast Snaps Up Ireland's Blueface
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wind Tre job cuts on the horizon, says union official; Proximus CEO's resume under the spotlight; will UK put cap on Huawei's 5G market share?

Podcast: Don't Call Us an SD-WAN Provider – Cato Networks
Wagner’s Ring | 1/24/2020

Cato says simple SD-WAN doesn't cut it anymore for enterprise customers, who need SD-WAN combined with security, mobile and cloud connectivity, delivered over the cloud. It's all about a new industry buzzword: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

Ericsson Shares Hit by US Merger Uncertainty, Cost Challenges
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

Swedish kit vendor says business fundamentals remain strong but warns costs will rise this year.

Verizon Teams With Google Stadia to Pump 1-Gig Fios
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Partnership bundles 1-Gig Fios with the Stadia Premiere Edition package, with a focus on 4K resolution and plans for Verizon to pitch similar perks to new Verizon 5G Home customers.

Vapor IO Nets $90M for Edge Computing Buildout
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Funding from Berkshire Partners and Crown Castle will go to build mini data centers for edge computing around the US.

VMware Extends Its SD-WAN Tentacles With Nyansa Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

VMware will acquire networking startup to extend SD-WAN optimization to the LAN, helping service providers build enterprise business.

CenturyLink Inks $1.6B Networking Deal With US Interior Department
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

SD-WAN, multicloud connectivity and security services are among the technologies CenturyLink will bring to bear for the agency's more than 65,000 employees, 280,000 volunteers and 2,400 operating locations.

Data tsunami is environmental disaster in the making
Morris Lore | 1/17/2020

Some of the world's biggest tech companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, but their efforts are unlikely to be enough.

Eurobites: Trump's Huawei Threats Are Nothing but Bluster, Says EU Bigwig
News Analysis | 1/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: South Africa's broadband slowed by subsea cable faults; BT boss says PM's fiber plan won't happen unless rollout rules change; mental health experts demand social media data from tech giants.

Huawei Sets Up New Cloud & AI Unit
News Analysis | 1/15/2020

The Chinese equipment giant has set up a new business unit that it says marks a big shift in its ICT strategy.

Equinix Expands to 'Emerging True Edge' With Packet Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/15/2020

Packet will enable Equinix to go beyond its traditional data center footprint to put compute in central offices, tower basestations and other edge locations.

What Are the Biggest Threats to Today's Major Telecom Vendors?
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

We asked the industry about the biggest threats to the major vendors and the answer was loud and clear – open source.

Equinix acquires Packet for bare metal edge automation
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Packet provides Equinix with beefed up multicloud and edge services for enterprise customers.

Kaltura's Nuno Sanches: TV Undergoing a 'Generational Transformation'
CxO Spotlight | 1/14/2020

Former Vodafone exec aims to broaden Kaltura's technology and influence around the globe as new and legacy video and TV services head into the cloud.

Masergy Shines a Light on Shadow IT Security Threats
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Masergy's Shadow IT Discovery service tracks 4,300 SaaS applications and provides insight into the risk level these applications present to customers' network security.

Eurobites: EE Tops UK Mobile Test, but Vodafone Snaps at Its Heels
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom in talks with Cell C over prepaid customers; Openreach lowers free FTTP threshold for housebuilders; Boris Johnson talks Huawei.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

Reports of NFV's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

While critics threw shade on NFV last year, support grows for the virtualization technology.

Podcast: AI Seeps Into Everything at CES 2020
The Bauminator | 1/9/2020

Jeff Baumgartner checks in with Danielle Cassagnol of the Consumer Technology Association to discuss common threads at #CES2020, what new technologies and products are moving the sales needle and what to expect from the massive annual tech-fest next year.

CES 2020: Google grabs big tech role in Quibi's phone-focused video service
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

Quibi to debut ad-supported and ad-free service tiers for its mobile-optimized video service on April 6, with plans to pump out 175 shows and 8,500 episodes of premium, short-form fare in year one.

CES 2020: Building Smart Home 2.0
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

Strategies centered on common platforms and creating smart home 'experiences' alongside a curated blend smart home equipment and services has superseded the market for siloed, one-off IoT products, execs say.

VMware's $2.7B Pivotal Acquisition: What It Means for Service Providers
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

VMware R&D VP Craig McLuckie says Pivotal will help provide SPs with the tools needed to build dynamic, modern, API-driven services that enterprise customers demand.

Broadcom flogs Symantec unit to Accenture
News Analysis | 1/7/2020

The semiconductor maker offloads some of the security assets it acquired last year to Accenture, which gains valuable new capabilities.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Offers 'Free' Broadband Boost
News Analysis | 1/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Synamedia scores at Etisalat; Vodafone's Sanches joins Kaltura; African pay-TV market set for subscriber boom.

NFV Deployments Still on the Rise – Ovum Survey
Column | 1/7/2020

Communications service providers are accelerating the adoption of NFV and virtual networking in 2020-21, according to the results of an Ovum survey.

VMware Closes $2.7B Pivotal Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/3/2020

The acquisition is a big step in VMware's march from virtual machines to containers.

Axel Clauberg Quits DT to Join AWS
News Analysis | 1/2/2020

Prominent next-generation networking executive leaves Deutsche Telekom to join Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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