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After R&D slog, Nokia's software biz is targeting juicier profits
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

The standalone software business of the Finnish vendor was a high-flyer in the first quarter. Despite coronavirus, it is confident of earnings growth this year.

How Attabotics and Microsoft use private LTE to monitor robots
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

A Canadian startup that thinks it can someday do supply chain logistics better than Amazon has partnered with Microsoft for a private LTE network with edge compute for IoT applications.

VMware keeps its vim
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

Pandemic hardly lays a glove on Q1.

O-RAN meets GSMA: The start of a beautiful friendship?
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

The disruptive wild child of the networks sector meets the established order represented by the GSMA as the two groups announce a partnership.

GTT CEO Calder sets his exit
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

The exec wraps up a 13-year stint at a surging upstart carrier that very rarely sat still.

Cable broadband access equipment market will rebound, eventually
Column | 5/26/2020

But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia cozies up to Google via Noovle acquisition
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.

Podcast: Colt CEO Keri Gilder on new opportunities and global expansion
CxO Spotlight | 5/26/2020

After 18 months as its chief commercial officer, Keri Gilder has taken the top job at Colt Technology Services and, in this podcast, she speaks with Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Colt's network is different and how she'll tackle leading a carrier during a pandemic.

HPE to make bigger 'aaS' of itself with $800M cost-cutting plan
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

The IT giant looks set to announce thousands of layoffs and speed up its services transition after a disappointing set of results.

Security report warns of increased dangers with workers at home
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report sheds light on lockdown dangers and debunks data-breach myths.

Here's why T-Mobile is avoiding the open RAN policy debate
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Although both AT&T and Verizon are part of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, T-Mobile is not. That's noteworthy considering T-Mobile is embarking on a major new 5G network buildout effort.

Podcast: Decoding Microsoft's M&A moves
The Philter | 5/18/2020

Light Reading's Mike Dano says that Microsoft's recent acquisitions of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch signal that the company has bigger plans than just finding more stuff to sell to telcos.

Rakuten delays 5G launch by three months on COVID-19 disruption
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Japanese disruptor's plans are dealt a blow by the virus, but a spokesperson insists there will be minimal impact on business performance.

Microsoft gets serious about telecom with Metaswitch purchase
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

Although Metaswitch reported revenues of just $180 million in 2019, the company is viewed as a knowledgeable vendor of deep networking services, which signals Microsoft's ambitions in the space.

Light Reading sets digital Cable Next-Gen Europe event
Breznick Unbound | 5/13/2020

Instead of staging a live conference in London next month as previously planned, Light Reading will now run a free, digital event over two afternoons in mid-June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rakuten Mobile launches assault on global telecom market
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

The world's most exciting network operator wants service providers in other markets to buy its cloud.

Eurobites: Orange reopens phone stores in France
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Norway switches on 5G in Oslo; Nokia teams up with Microsoft on data center OS; UK broadband networks standing up to COVID-19, says Ofcom.

India's Airtel looks to IBM for cloud help
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

The ailing Indian operator hopes a deal with IBM and its Red Hat subsidiary will reduce costs and boost competitiveness.

COVID-19 rages on, but service provider networks are still holding up well
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Even though traffic patterns changed, new apps became necessities, and a year's worth of network growth happened in less than a week, the Nokia Deepfield team said the world's service providers were ready.

Synchronoss cuts 10% of workforce
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

CEO Glenn Lurie explained that the COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for the cost-cutting effort, but not necessarily the driving reason for it.

Royston resigns as Optiva CEO
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

Optiva said the board couldn't meet Ms. Royston's compensation requests.

Why telcos need open core surgery
Column | 5/8/2020

Industry analyst Patrick Lopez on why telcos and their suppliers need to adopt processes that will help increase competition and allow a more flexible sourcing strategy.

Dish sizes up launch of a 5G network core in at least one market in 2020
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Dish is in hurry-up-and-wait mode as it prepares to close the acquisition of the Boost business, but Chairman Charlie Ergen predicts the company will be in the postpaid wireless business a year from now.

Cable ops backburner DAA, virtualization projects during pandemic, CommScope says
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Vendor has seen an uptick in CCAP software licenses and node splits that help MSOs add capacity to keep up with traffic demands. However, the impact of COVID-19 has caused sales to slump across the board.

The political hijacking of open RAN
Morris Lore | 5/6/2020

Open RAN was supposed to be about cost savings and innovation, but it is increasingly – and misguidedly – about shutting out the Chinese.

US officials may avert 5G standards fragmentation
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

A new Reuters report indicates that US officials are working on rules that would allow US companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards. That effort could forestall a US-China split in the standard.

US sets up new open RAN group amid telecom slugfest with China
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Led by a former official at the US Department of Commerce, the Open RAN Policy Coalition looks about as political as telecom gets.

Nvidia's diversification trail reaches Cumulus
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

GPU powerhouse makes further inroads into the data center.

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