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This Is Dish's 6-Step Plan for 5G
DanoVision | 7/31/2019

Dish Network is hoping to enter the wireless industry as a disruptive MVNO while it builds a 5G network. But what exactly are the company's plans?

Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.

Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN
The Philter | 7/30/2019

Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.

Harmonic sheds more light on big 'CableOS' deal with Comcast
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

Four-year $175 million enterprise licensing deal covers headend software, with potential to reduce those fees should Comcast opt to buy other products, including nodes and other network hardware, from Harmonic.

VMware Expands to Google Cloud
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

VMware scores a hybrid cloud trifecta, bringing its workloads to Google Cloud, following previous deals with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

AT&T's $984M Justice Department Deal Heats Up Rivalry
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

AT&T nabs multi-year expansive agreement to modernize Justice Department networks, giving CenturyLink and Verizon black eyes.

Comcast Looks Skyward for Success
News Analysis | 7/29/2019

Comcast sees streaming video opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic, with both its Sky and NBCUniversal units now cooking up content for OTT video.

Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy
CxO Spotlight | 7/26/2019

Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.

VMware Snags Uhana for AI-Driven Mobile Network Optimization
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

Uhana uses deep learning and real-time AI to optimize carrier mobile networks and applications.

Juniper's Still in a Hole, but Climbing Out
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

Juniper saw quarterly revenues down again year-over-year, but says it remains on track to return to annual growth by the December quarter, just like it's been saying it would all year.

Google's Cloud Business Hits $8B Annually
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

Google's still got a long way to go to catch up with Amazon Web Services, which brings in more than $8 billion quarterly.

It's Groundhog Day! Explaining AT&T's Microsoft & IBM Deals
Wagner’s Ring | 7/25/2019

AT&T recently cut a big cloud deal with IBM. Then AT&T cut a big cloud deal with Microsoft the next day. That doesn't mean we're caught in a timeloop – the deals are different, and have plenty of unanswered questions.

Standardizing NFV Infrastructure With Bogometry, Dickering & Do-Ocracy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/24/2019

Operators gather in Paris for three days of meetings to simplify NFV infrastructure.

BT Taps Canonical OpenStack for Cloud-Native 5G Network
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

BT is using Canonical OpenStack on Ubuntu Linux to move its global network to a cloud-native, microservices architecture.

Rogers' Ignite TV Not Yet Taking Off
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Despite its accelerating rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's cloud-based X1 video platform, Rogers is still seeing video subscriber losses mount.

Arrcus Scores $30M & Takes Network 'Democratization' to the Edge
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Arrcus is extending its architecture from the data center to the edge, using high-density 100G/400G white box networking hardware based on Broadcom Jericho2 processors.

CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.

Verizon Paves Fast Lane to Equinix Data Centers
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

Verizon is looking to build shortcuts between enterprises and their assets located in Equinix data centers.

Podcast: Here Are 3 Big Trends in 5G
The Philter | 7/18/2019

This mini episode of the Light Reading podcast features Ray Le Maistre and Dario Talmesio discussing the big trends shaping the 5G market worldwide, now that so many major operators have launched 5G services.

AT&T & Microsoft Ink 'Extensive' Deal for Cloud, 5G, AI & Edge
News Analysis | 7/17/2019

In an 'extensive, multiyear alliance,' AT&T is moving its non-network applications to Microsoft Azure and its employees to Microsoft 365, while Microsoft gets access to AT&T's network for emerging 5G, AI and edge applications.

5G May Drive Carriers to Share Networks – Like It or Not
News Analysis | 7/17/2019

Operators around the world are eyeing network-sharing deals to deploy 5G. US operators remain decidedly against such a proposition, but they may back into more sharing scenarios in the coming years nonetheless.

Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
CxO Spotlight | 7/16/2019

Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.

AT&T & IBM Strike Major Cloud, Networking Alliance
News Analysis | 7/16/2019

AT&T Business Solutions will migrate its internal applications to the IBM Cloud. IBM, meanwhile, will use AT&T Business as its primary provider of software-defined networking.

Cato Debuts 'Hands-Free' SD-WAN
News Analysis | 7/16/2019

Cato offers self-service, co-managed and now fully managed options for its cloud SD-WAN service.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: What Is Digital Transformation?
LRTV Documentaries | 7/16/2019

Jennifer Kyriakakis from Matrixx joins the guys this week, as they attempt to work out what 'digital' really means in the telecoms environment.

Microsoft teams with MSPs to hook enterprises into Azure
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

Microsoft is partnering with eight managed service providers, including SD-WAN startup Aryaka, to connect enterprises with applications in the Azure cloud.

Eurobites: Israel Sets 5G Spectrum Auction in Motion
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei requests level laying field in Italy; ADVA adds a dash of AI to satellite signaling analytics; Galileo crashes and burns; Telenor's Q2 dented by Bangladeshi 'errors.'

Untapping the Opportunity in Sports OTT
Column | 7/15/2019

While sports content piracy is growing at an alarming rate, hurting the industry and dampening down the value of sports TV rights, solutions are available.

AT&T ditches Synacor as portal provider
News Analysis | 7/12/2019

Synacor reveals that it's winding down three-year deal with AT&T to run the telco's web portal, which will sap nearly half of its overall revenue.

IBM: We Won't 'Bluewash' Red Hat
News Analysis | 7/10/2019

IBM executives say they'd be fools to compromise Red Hat's independence, following the $34 billion acquisition that closed this week.

ONAP 'Dublin' Lightens Network Orchestration
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.

Comcast Commits Millions to Harmonic's 'CableOS' Platform
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Under the new enterprise license, Comcast will pay $175 million in software license fees over four years in a move that could help to fuel the cable op's access network virtualization efforts.

IBM Builds Telco Muscle With $34B Red Hat Acquisition
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

IBM sees its combination with Red Hat as enabling a full virtualization stack to service providers, from infrastructure to OSS and everything in between.

Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.

Yvette Kanouff Joins John Chambers-Led VC
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Former Cisco exec and cable industry vet named partner and CTO of JC2 Ventures, a venture capital firm devoted to startups in areas such as AI, IoT and cybersecurity.

Colt CEO: US Customers Growing in the Cloud
CxO Spotlight | 7/8/2019

Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.

Why Telcos Are Going (Cloud) Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/2/2019

While there is a fair degree of hype around the term 'cloud native' and plenty of misuse by software marketeers, it is clearly an important topic among CSP CTOs and CIOs.

Why Huawei's Addition to the Entity List Is the Pandora's Box of Telecoms
Shades of Ray | 7/2/2019

No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.

Three UK Eyes Standalone 5G for Coverage Boost
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

The UK's smallest mobile network operator is preparing for a shift from the non-standalone to the standalone version of 5G technology.

BT Leverages Open Source for Fifth Generation of Network Monitoring
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/2/2019

Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.

NTT Revamps to Form Single Giant Global Service Provider
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

Japanese operator pulls together multiple units to form a single international ICT service provider with annual revenues of $11 billion.

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