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Another CDN Company Jumps Into Edge Computing Market
News Analysis | 8/30/2019

CDNetworks joined the likes of Akamai and Limelight in hoping to translate its CDN efforts into a broader edge computing strategy.

Eurobites: Colt Harnesses Google's Cloud
News Analysis | 8/29/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and IBM cloud JV climbs aboard the National Express; InterDigital files patent action against Lenovo; Ericsson and Nokia up the 5G R&D stakes.

VMware Takes On Radio Networks
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

VMware is launching tools for radio network optimization, based on its Uhana acquisition, and also upgrading its OpenStack infrastructure support.

VMware Rejects False Choice of Kubernetes vs. Virtual Machines
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

VMware plans to embed Kubernetes support into its vSphere virtual server software, part of VMware Tanzu, a Kubernetes portfolio.

Charter Unloads Navisite Unit
News Analysis | 8/26/2019

RDX to acquire the managed cloud services company that Time Warner Cable acquired in 2011 for $230 million.

VMware Powers Up Cloud Provider Tools
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

VMware adds additional automation and management for its toolset to allow service providers to offer multicloud services to enterprise customers.

VMware Splashes $4.8B on Strategic Acquisitions
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

VMware is bolstering its developer support and security capabilities with the acquisitions of Pivotal Software and Carbon Black.

Eurobites: Nokia Hires Ericsson Insider
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tweaks top table; silly job titles just got sillier; Drei Austria schutz the Internet.

Guavus Takes Jio's Big Data Challenge
The Philter | 8/22/2019

Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.

MEF Seeks to End SD-WAN Confusion
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

The MEF 70 standard looks to clarify the definition of SD-WAN and pave the way for carrier interoperability, certification and faster deployment times for SD-WAN services.

Podcast: SES Networks Takes ONAP Sky-High
Wagner’s Ring | 8/20/2019

The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.

Light Reading Packs Double Wallop at Cable-Tec Expo
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/19/2019

For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.

VMware to Acquire Veriflow for Network Monitoring
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Another acquisition in a summer of deals to beef up VMware's networking toolkit.

Cisco Lays Off 488
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

The company seems to be making adjustments in the face of a disappointing quarterly projection; in addition to the layoffs it's also hiring, and shut down development in an emerging cable data networking technology.

Orange's Isch on Keeping SD-WAN Secure & Simple
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/15/2019

In a recent podcast with Light Reading, John Isch discusses how Orange 'co-innovates' with SD-WAN customers, and shares several case studies on what this process looks like by describing collaborations with its SD-WAN customers Siemens and Sony.

Dell Flying to 5G Cloud on AT&T-Led 'Airship'
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

Dell is working with AT&T to bring hardware automation to the Airship open source cloud provisioning project.

Cisco Sees 'Major Point of Weakness' in Service Provider Business
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Cisco's service provider business declined steeply in its most recent quarter. And Cisco isn't expecting a comeback soon, as 5G profits aren't in the near term for telcos, CEO Chuck Robbins says.

Eurobites: Vodafone Launches 5G in Ireland
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Drei and ZTE fire up 5G in Austria; 5G mmWave network to be tested in Moscow; UK MVNO targets those with hearing loss.

CenturyLink Bids to Bring 5 Msec Latency to 98% of US Enterprises
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

With a relatively small investment of 'several hundred million' dollars, CenturyLink plans to bring a fiber network with 5 msec latency to 98% of US enterprises – ideal for emerging categories of edge workloads.

Reliance Jio & Microsoft Launch 'Comprehensive' 10-Year Cloud Team-Up
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

The telco giant and Microsoft are joining forces to bring cloud services to India, and Reliance Jio will also build data centers for Microsoft on that subcontinent.

CenturyLink Drops 'Several Hundred Million' Dollars on Edge
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

CenturyLink is building out more than 100 initial edge compute locations across the US and providing hybrid cloud and managed services.

Japan's Rakuten Mobile to avoid grand entrance in October
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

It has made a noise about its revolutionary network approach, but the Japanese company will make a low-key entry into the mobile market in October.

CenturyLink: We're Testing Edge Computing With Customers Now
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

CenturyLink is testing edge computing technologies with customers today, according to the company's CEO. And he promised additional announcements on the topic 'in the coming weeks.'

CommScope Eliminates COO Slot as Arris Biz Struggles
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Departure of long-time Arris exec Bruce McClelland comes about four months after acquisition and as the unit grapples with an expected temporary decline in cable operator capital spending.

VMware Looks to Startup Acquisitions for Telco Cloudification
Wagner’s Ring | 8/8/2019

VMware's been shopping this summer, buying three cloud and networking startups that will bolster its telco strategy.

Bell Canada's Ely: Market Demands Scalable, Co-Managed SD-WAN
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/7/2019

As 5G takes off, service providers must plan ahead for its impact on SD-WAN. In addition, Ely says growing demand for 'co-managed' SD-WAN services creates challenges around scalability.

SES Takes ONAP to the Final Frontier
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.

For Arista, Service Providers Are #5
Wagner’s Ring | 8/5/2019

Service providers rank in fifth place for vertical markets served by the switch powerhouse. Number one? The hypercloud guys.

A10 Networks Is in Trouble: Company for Sale, CEO Leaving
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

A10 Networks, which is struggling to develop a 5G, network security and analytics strategy, is now up for sale. And the founder and CEO is on his way out.

For Equinix, Interconnect Outpaces Colo
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Equinix racked up its 66th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and saw its interconnect business grow significantly faster than colo.

Juniper Debuts Security That Won't Slow You Down
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Juniper is integrating security into its high-performance MX routers and cSRX containerized firewall, to fit 5G and edge applications.

Big Blue Turns Red for Multicloud
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2019

IBM reveals details of how it's using Red Hat software as the foundation for its multicloud strategy, following its $34 billion Red Hat acquisition.

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