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Ericsson, Huawei Kick Off 5G Robot Wars
News Analysis | 2/28/2019

As artificial intelligence moves into the field of network operations, telcos will face new cultural and technological challenges.

VEON Dumped Ericsson for Amdocs in Russia
News Analysis | 2/27/2019

VEON has picked Amdocs over Ericsson as a provider of BSS technology in its biggest market.

Equinix Builds 'Network Edge' for Global NFV
Wagner’s Ring | 2/27/2019

Equinix is initially testing virtual router and firewall in the US and Europe, with plans to extend into Asia soon, to help make network connections more agile and responsive for enterprise customers.

AT&T: Enterprise Transformation Builds on Network Foundation
Wagner’s Ring | 2/27/2019

While networks alone won't deliver enterprise transformation, robust, software-defined networks are needed for enterprises to transform, says Sorabh Saxena, president, business operations for AT&T business solutions.

Orange, Vodafone to Unveil Common Approach to NFVi
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/27/2019

The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.

VMware Debuts 'Biggest Release Ever of NSX'
News Analysis | 2/27/2019

VMware says new NSX-T is 'completely decoupled from vSphere now,' with significantly improved automation, user interface, scalability and security.

AT&T & Microsoft Team at the Edge
News Analysis | 2/26/2019

By delivering Microsoft Azure cloud services closer to the edge, AT&T aims to reduce latency and improve user experience for enterprise sites.

Telefónica Splashes €200M on Spanish Network
Wagner’s Ring | 2/26/2019

Telefónica turned to Juniper and Nokia to meet exploding demand in Spain. Upgrade raises network capacity to 10 Tbit/s, with room to grow.

Eurobites: Ericsson Makes 5G Hay in Middle East
News Analysis | 2/26/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor runs 5G trials in Denmark with Nokia; Deutsche Telekom cozies up to SK Telecom; Orange joins ULE Alliance; Tele2 lands M2M gig with energy firm.

VMware Launches Essential PKS, for Kubernetes Purists
News Analysis | 2/26/2019

VMWare Essential PKS runs standard, unmodified Kubernetes, complementing VMware's existing Kubernetes on-premises platform and cloud service.

Ericsson on Hook for $350M Payment to VEON After BSS Cock-Up
News Analysis | 2/26/2019

Swedish vendor forced to cough up after scrapping an IT product that VEON had been using.

Telefónica's Brazil Biz Shows Off Slinky Aura Skills
News Analysis | 2/26/2019

Vivo's push on AI-powered customer management platform gains traction.

Telefónica, Microsoft Strengthen Their Tech R&D Bond
News Analysis | 2/25/2019

Already AI and cloud bedfellows, the Spanish telco and cloud giant are strengthening their relationship with a strategic partnership and joint developments around AI.

Deutsche Telekom Desperate to Impress in 5G
News Analysis | 2/25/2019

The German operator is keen to show the world at this year's MWC that Europe is not falling behind in the technology stakes.

MobiledgeX Seeks to Conquer the Network Edge, From Barcelona
News Analysis | 2/24/2019

Edge computing hopeful has plenty to talk about and show off at MWC19, but will it be enough?

Life After Huawei: What BT Does Next In Its Network Core
News Analysis | 2/24/2019

The UK operator is overhauling parts of its network in preparation for the launch of 5G services.

Mirantis Returns From Near Death With Massive AT&T Kubernetes Deal
News Analysis | 2/21/2019

After laying off half its staff, the company says it's on the comeback trail. Its AT&T Kubernetes deal is a proof point.

Virtualization Can Mine New Revenues From Gateways & Modems, Startup Says
News Analysis | 2/20/2019

Israel-based Inango claims its cloud/client 'Virtual Services' platform can enable service providers to layer on and sell additional services via memory-starved, in-home devices.

An Inside Look at Verizon's Edge Computing Capabilities
News Analysis | 2/20/2019

Verizon has hinted at its interest in edge computing, but a comprehensive look at signals from around the company point to the potential for a broad and possibly lucrative deployment of the technology by the operator.

Eurobites: Vodafone Vaunts 5G Breakthrough
News Analysis | 2/20/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, Nokia toot their MWC trumpets; Orange links up with NTT on AI research and more; Russia's MTS sells stake in online portals company.

AT&T's Kubernetes Bet Tests Network Virtualization's Limits
News Analysis | 2/19/2019

AT&T's eight-figure deal to build its 5G network on Kubernetes tests the limits of the container management technology.

MWC 2019: Ovum on Enterprise 5G
LRTV Interviews | 2/19/2019

Alexander Harrowell, Senior Analyst at Ovum Enterprise Services, looks at the development of 5G enterprise services and the need for deeper relationships between the mobile sector and industrial verticals.

Rakuten Sets Cloud-Native 5G Template, Disrupts Japan's Status Quo
News Analysis | 2/18/2019

With its next-gen network plans, the ecommerce company threatens to have the same impact on Japan's telecom market that Reliance Jio had in India.

Cloud-Native Router Startup DriveNets Banks $110M, Takes On Cisco et al.
News Analysis | 2/15/2019

Vendor already has Tier 1 traction, a founder with track record of disruption, the backing of Bessemer and has Cisco, Juniper, Huawei and Nokia in its sights.

Amazon Scuttles Planned New York H2Q
News Analysis | 2/14/2019

Local political opposition proved to be too much for Amazon.

Verizon, T-Mobile, Amazon Hint at CBRS 3.5GHz Ambitions
News Analysis | 2/14/2019

Verizon and T-Mobile have hinted at plans to use 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum to add capacity to their services. But others, like Amazon, are hinting at broader plans to use the spectrum for IoT-style services.

Eurobites: Prosecutors Name Former BT Execs in Global Services Fraud Probe
News Analysis | 2/14/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels busy on digital commerce, copyright laws; Nokia plans AI hubs; the app that tracks Saudi women.

Is There a 5G Edge Advantage for Mobile Operators?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/13/2019

Edge networking and edge cloud are closely associated with 5G. It's not an overstatement to say edge computing is inherent to 5G architecture.

Cisco: Service Provider Revenue Shrinks, Overall Revenue Grows
News Analysis | 2/13/2019

Everything's looking great, says Cisco. Let's just not talk about the service provider business.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: How Open Source Stopped Being 'Scary'
CxO Spotlight | 2/13/2019

Red Hat's boss on how open source enables innovation and the cloud, disrupts IT, and might make the world better. Also: Will the IBM acquisition threaten Red Hat's unique culture?

Edge Computing Players Move Beyond Tower Locations
News Analysis | 2/13/2019

The edge computing sector remains in flux: Players aren't interested in locating equipment at the base of every single cell tower anymore, and some (like Vapor IO) have delayed their data center buildout plans.

AT&T Building 5G Network on an Open Source Foundation
News Analysis | 2/12/2019

Sure, Kubernetes and OpenStack provide the platform for a continent-spanning network, but the open source process is a critical part of the equation.

When Worlds Collide: Google's VP Hire Reflects Telco & Media Convergence
News Analysis | 2/11/2019

Hiring John Honeycutt, ex-CTO of TV giant Discovery, as Google VP for telecom media and entertainment, reflects sea changes in telecoms.

AT&T Inks '8-Figure' Kubernetes & OpenStack 5G Deal With Mirantis
News Analysis | 2/7/2019

The deal is a vindication for network functions virtualization (NFV), OpenStack and Mirantis, all of which have been taking reputation hits recently.

Charter Might Paint Its Home Gateways & Devices 'Prpl'
News Analysis | 2/7/2019

MSO said to be giving serious consideration to open source software stack amid discussions on how to establish a degree of coexistence between Prpl and RDK-B.

MWC 2019: Ovum's Key IoT Trends
LRTV Interviews | 2/7/2019

As the IoT market shifts further from proofs of concept to real deployments, Ovum's IoT expert Alexandra Rehak talks about the key IoT trends, such as new business models and data management, that she'll be discussing in Barcelona.

T-Mobile's Legere Calls Dish a Spectrum Hoarder
News Analysis | 2/6/2019

Dish has aims to build a national, stand-alone 5G network, but T-Mobile isn't buying it. But some analysts believe T-Mobile's attacks on Dish might tie to concerns over its ability to close its merger with Sprint.

Masergy Extends LAN Invasion With Managed WiFi Incursion
News Analysis | 2/6/2019

Masergy is launching a managed WiFi service to help enterprises unify and secure WAN and LAN from a single console.

VMware Buys AetherPal for Remote Device Support
News Analysis | 2/6/2019

VMware is looking to AetherPal to help telcos and enterprises manage proliferating end-devices, including PCs, mobile and ruggedized equipment in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, retail and other locations.

Turkcell Races to Network Virtualization Deadline
News Analysis | 2/6/2019

Turkcell had bold plans to virtualize 40% of its network by 2019. How's it doing?

Google Signals Telecom & Media Ambitions, Taps Discovery CTO to VP Spot
News Analysis | 2/5/2019

Honeycutt is a 15-year veteran at Discovery; his role at Google is VP Telecom, Media & Entertainment but the specifics are mysterious.

Google Doubles Capex to $25.46B, Mostly on Data Centers & Offices
News Analysis | 2/5/2019

In quarterly earnings, Alphabet says Google Cloud is doing great, but it won't provide specifics. And revenue-wise, Google is still an ad company.

Looking Beyond 5G Phones
News Analysis | 2/4/2019

Although much of the wireless industry is focused on how 5G might be integrated into phones, some are looking beyond that opportunity to enterprise networks and autonomous cars.

Eurobites: Orange Beefs Up Its Cybersecurity Offer With SecureData Acquisition
News Analysis | 2/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Canadian fund considers KPN bid; Allot lands European Tier 1 deal; TalkTalk profit warning sends share price south.

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