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Amazon's cloud biz crosses a $10B threshold
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

AWS hauled in more than $76,000 of revenue per minute during the quarter ended March 31.

Microsoft's 5G, edge computing and private wireless ambitions come into focus
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

Microsoft spent a reported $1.35 billion to buy Affirmed Networks. Now, its plans for the company, Azure, edge computing, 5G and private wireless networks are becoming clearer.

Podcast: Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger on coping with COVID-19
CxO Spotlight | 4/30/2020

OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting quickly during the pandemic.

Microsoft cloud has a COVID-19 silver lining
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

Software giant posts strong quarter on back of soaring cloud revenue.

Eurobites: There may be (more) COVID-19 trouble ahead...
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom teams up with WatchGuard for enterprise security; Sparkle PoPs up in Casablanca; why the lockdown suits Spotify.

Nokia takes €200M hit from COVID-19 but manages wafer-thin profit
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

Finnish equipment maker reckons sales would have grown in the absence of the virus and makes good progress on cost-cutting activities.

Firstlight CEO sets out to reignite QuickPlay's B2B flame
CxO Spotlight | 4/29/2020

After acquiring the QuickPlay assets from AT&T and shifting to a cloud-native architecture, the video streaming specialist will now rekindle its biz-to-biz ambitions and chase deals with pay-TV providers and pure-play OTTs.

Juniper is heading for another sales dip this year
News Analysis | 4/29/2020

Supply chain constraints and weaker demand from enterprise customers will make the equipment maker increasingly reliant on its cloud business in 2020.

Dish's mystery partners probably won't bring the big bucks
DanoVision | 4/29/2020

Facebook is investing $5.7 billion into one of India's leading mobile network operators. Could Dish Network score the same kind of agreement with an Internet company for its 5G ambitions?

Synamedia syncs up with Google Cloud
News Analysis | 4/29/2020

Partnership plays into Synamedia's move to an 'as-a-service' model for OTT video services as it looks to draw in new customers and help existing ones migrate part or all of their operations to the cloud.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Q1 numbers, India and open RAN
LRTV Documentaries | 4/28/2020

Via the soft-focus magic of Google Hangouts, the guys once more bring you your favorite podcast, in spite of everything.

Harmonic's CableOS momentum slowed by COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

Harmonic ends Q1 with 27 commercial deployments covering 1.3 million modems for its software-powered, virtualized cable access platform, but rollout pace has decelerated during the pandemic.

Eurobites: Broadcom makes peace offering to EU to head off monster fine
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany changes tack on coronavirus app technology; Telxius towers deal in the offing; Parallel Wireless takes OpenRan to Ghana.

Dish selects its first 5G vendor: Mavenir
News Analysis | 4/23/2020

Dish Network said it will use open RAN technology from Mavenir to manage its 5G antennas, but the companies did not provide the financial terms of their agreement.

Ericsson: Reasons to be cheerful
Morris Lore | 4/22/2020

The Swedish equipment maker is coping with the pandemic better than some had feared.

AT&T starts $6B cost-cutting program
News Analysis | 4/22/2020

AT&T executives said the operator will cut costs across ten broad areas. The operator has already started $1 billion worth of work in its retail and field operations.

Equinix in $1B deal to build hyperscale data centers in Japan
News Analysis | 4/22/2020

Data center firm Equinix has struck a $1 billion agreement to build three hyperscale data centers in Japan to serve global cloud players, with majority funding coming from a newly formed JV with Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.

Enterprises want improved application performance, less complexity in SD-WANs – report
News Analysis | 4/22/2020

Network complexity at the edge and in the cloud are top concerns for IT professionals in managing the WAN; 37% said complexity is their top concern, followed by 32% focused on slow on-premises application performance.

Ericsson warns of trouble ahead but stays upbeat as results impress market
News Analysis | 4/22/2020

Swedish equipment vendor looks resilient in the face of COVID-19 and sticks to guidance for margin improvements.

Big Tech's 'hiring spree' will leave many behind
Morris Lore | 4/21/2020

As a few major technology firms continue to recruit thousands of employees, more will be considering layoffs.

IBM is becoming more cloud-centric
The Philter | 4/21/2020

With Red Hat, IBM has the software, expertise and corporate philosophy it can adopt and sell to telcos to make every part of the company a cloud business.

BlueJeans is an awkward fit for Verizon
Morris Lore | 4/17/2020

Together, the videoconferencing company and the telecom operator look as incongruous as Mark Zuckerberg and a suit.

MediaKind connects to Google Cloud
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

MediaKind says hooking its Aquila Streaming platform to Google Cloud expands its SaaS model for OTT video encoding, packaging and delivery and will accelerate service deployments for its media and service provider partners.

SD-WAN security: Finding the automated migration comfort zone
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/15/2020

SD-WAN will continue to be a vital service delivery platform and automation in a security context will be valuable on many levels, writes Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges.

Viptela cofounders secure $30M for multicloud networking startup
News Analysis | 4/15/2020

The Khan brothers are launching the new startup Alkira, which they claim delivers the first on-demand, multicloud network that can be deployed in under an hour.

COMSovereign wants to be the American Huawei
News Analysis | 4/13/2020

Dan Hodges describes US-based COMSovereign as the 'nightmare scenario' for foreign 5G suppliers like Nokia and Ericsson, because 'anybody that says the US is way behind, technically, is smoking crack.'

The security conundrum of network slicing
News Analysis | 4/13/2020

Network slicing promises to create a wide range of new business models. But the complexity around the technology also makes network security more difficult.

Podcast: South Korea's 5G prowess and progress
The Philter | 4/10/2020

Light Reading's Phil Harvey is joined by Omdia Senior Analyst Ramona Zhao, who provides some highlights from her recent report recapping South Korea's first year in 5G.

Desperate times as VMware hurls old-timer NFV into Vodafone's COVID-19 fight
News Analysis | 4/8/2020

Software company spots an opportunity for the underwhelming technology to redeem itself.

Cato captures $77M in largest funding round
News Analysis | 4/7/2020

This latest investment brings total funding for Cato to over $200 million since its inception in 2016.

Samsung not invited to T-Mobile's 5G bonanza
News Analysis | 4/6/2020

Samsung was a 5G supplier to Sprint, and also supplies 5G equipment to AT&T and Verizon. But the company has not been mentioned among the vendors for T-Mobile following the Sprint merger.

AT&T: SDN, NFV helped meet COVID-19 traffic demands
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

AT&T said traffic to its VPN has risen 700% during the past few weeks - demand it was able to match thanks to its virtualized network services and white box gateway.

US firms confident they can bring radio manufacturing home
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

Mavenir and Parallel Wireless are optimistic that radios can be made in the US at a competitive cost.

Leading Lights awards deadline moves
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

We're moving the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards to Friday, May 1.

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