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Eurobites: Digital Realty Digests Interxion for $7.15B
News Analysis | 10/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes cloud-native in Tunisia; European operators look at blockchain for roaming settlement; Masmovil enjoys soaraway third quarter.

Harmonic's 'Cable OS' Deployment Nears the 1M Modem Mark
News Analysis | 10/29/2019

Aided by its Comcast deal, Harmonic sees a 20% surge in the number of devices being served by its virtualized converged cable access platform.

Squashed Juniper Could Use Some Tonic
News Analysis | 10/25/2019

The ailing equipment vendor suffers its tenth consecutive quarter of decline in the service provider market and is losing market share, according to one analyst.

Orange's Isch on New Enterprise Customer Demands for SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 10/24/2019

John Isch says today enterprises are demanding improved application performance and user experience for their SD-WAN services.

Nokia Aims for Better 5G Days as Investors Panic
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

The Finnish vendor appears to have lost its way against Huawei and Ericsson in the 5G market and is under serious pressure to prove its doubters wrong.

Teridion Takes Its SD-WAN Service to China
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Teridion can now offer its enterprise customers a 'compliant' cloud-based SD-WAN service in mainland China.

Eurobites: Bonnier Acquisition Still on Track, Says Telia
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor earnings down in Q3; Deutsche Telekom unit goes large on blockchain; Nokia's new switches tweaked for 5G cloud RAN.

Vodafone Idea plots cloud BSS future with Optiva
News Analysis | 10/22/2019

The Indian operator is trying out the BSS specialist's cloud-based charging system at its commercial operations in the Punjab as part of its back-office evolution strategy.

Startup Wants to Help ISPs Turn Smart Home Customer Care Into a Profit Center
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

Fresh off a $9 million funding round, Sweepr aims to help its ISP partners offer customer care as a service to makers of smart home devices and appliances.

From Virtualization to Containerization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/21/2019

A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.

Eurobites: Ericsson Adds Brain-Power to Its RAN Technology
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON trials 5G in Kazakhstan; T-Systems launches private cloud trial with VMware; Openet and Evergent combine on BSS.

EdgePresence Joins Rush to Build Mini Data Centers for Tower Companies
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

EdgePresence is joining a number of other data center providers in looking to build mini data centers in locations around the country.

CenturyLink's Anil Simlot: Evolving the Service Provider Edge
LRTV Interviews | 10/21/2019

CenturyLink's Anil Simlot discusses how the carrier is evolving its edge computing platform from housing virtualized network functions to hosting larger, more dynamic IT workloads.

Podcast: Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis on Smart Cities
The Philter | 10/21/2019

Smart cities are taking shape in small ways, as the technology develops and makes its way to market. Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis discusses some of the newer tech he's seeing, where it might be used and privacy concerns that come up.

Crown Castle: No Plans for Edge Data Centers
News Analysis | 10/18/2019

Crown Castle's CEO said he doesn't see edge computing data centers 'playing a significant role in our long-term strategy.' Crown Castle's main rivals, American Tower and SBA Communications, are taking a different path.

Remembering Analyst Michael Howard
Shades of Ray | 10/17/2019

One of the industry's most well known and respected figures, analyst Michael Howard, has passed away.

IBM Touts Cloud & Red Hat Growth
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

But IBM is still growing slowly compared with the cloud market overall and that's a turnoff for telcos as potential customers and partners.

Juniper CTO Talks About the Company's 5G Aspirations
CxO Spotlight | 10/16/2019

Juniper's CTO hails from Google, and is now working to steer the vendor through topics ranging from 5G to edge computing.

Optiva CEO Danielle Royston uses the cloud to stand out from the crowd
CxO Spotlight | 10/16/2019

For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.

M&A Creeps Up on Edge Computing Players
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

While edge computing in the mobile and 5G space remains a nascent area, companies such as Intel, EQT, SBA and EdgeConneX are all linked to deals or merger-and-acquisition chatter in this burgeoning sector.

Red Hat Flexes OpenShift Kubernetes Muscles
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

Red Hat is building new automation tools for developers into its OpenShift Kubernetes platform.

Eurobites: AWS Cloud Is a Drug, Says French Minister
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK skeptical on 5G; Brussels gets tough with Broadcom; giving small cells a makeover.

Red Hat Sprucing OpenShift for Network Functions on Kubernetes
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

Red Hat readies its Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, for network functions.

How NTT Started a Cycling Revolution
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

The technology giant teamed up with one of the world's fittest men to push cycling to new limits.

NTT's Mega-Merger, Brand-Cutting Plan for Another $4B in Sales
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

Japan's NTT is uniting 28 enterprise-focused brands in its bid to grow at twice the market rate and deliver a boost to profitability.

Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.

Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers
News Analysis | 10/11/2019

Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.

Equinix Debuts $1B+ Hypercloud Gambit
News Analysis | 10/11/2019

Equinix is looking to host data centers for hypercloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, in a joint venture with a Singaporean investment fund.

SUSE Dumps OpenStack
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.

VMware Wraps $2.1B Carbon Black Acquisition
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

VMware says adding the endpoint security provider to its cloud stack will help network operators prevent attacks, rather than reacting to them.

Finnish Startup Goes Underground to Measure Soil Conditions
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.

AT&T's Wheelus: From Mechanization to Automation
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.

MEF, ONUG Join Hands on Enterprise SD-WAN
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

The groups, representing service providers and enterprises, are teaming on SD-WAN specifications to help telcos satisfy enterprise needs – and make money doing it.

At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2019

Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.

Bigleaf Receives Divine Inspiration for SMB SD-WAN
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

Bigleaf provides cloud-based SD-WAN as a service for small businesses with big connectivity needs, inspired by a conversation with a church IT director.

Edge Technology Options & Deployment Models
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/3/2019

With hype around all things 'edge' on the rise, Heavy Reading launched a research study to gain a realistic understanding of how edge computing will affect the future of network connectivity.

Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS
The Philter | 10/3/2019

Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.

Revamping the IT Stack for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2019

At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.

HFC may never die
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

The cable industry, in partnership with CableLabs, is exploring how to deliver services at 6GHz and beyond, Cox exec says.

Alaska's Rakuten Preps for 4G Launch
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

Japan's Rakuten isn't the only operator in the world building a new, greenfield wireless network with an open, software-powered architecture: OptimERA is working to do the same in a tiny part of Alaska.

Silver Peak Heats Up SD-WAN Telco Romance
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

The SD-WAN vendor is looking to increase sales through service providers, as enterprises turn to SPs to outsource networking needs.

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