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Edge Cloud Deployments – Operator Proof Points
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/30/2019

There's early evidence that network operators are getting to grips with the opportunities associated with 5G edge cloud architectures.

Why AT&T's latest open source contribution matters
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

AT&T has shared its distributed router specifications with the Open Compute Project and a leading disruptive data networking startup is flagging its support for the model.

Eurobites: Nokia Touts Its Terabit in UAE
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government promises £5 billion for broadband and mobile rollout in the sticks; private equity firms vying for Vivacom; Telefónica agrees deal with Spanish labor unions.

Tower Visionary Marc Ganzi on 5G, Small Cells & Edge Computing
CxO Spotlight | 9/30/2019

Marc Ganzi is described as a 'leading visionary and entrepreneur' in his company's biography, and given his recent investments its easy to see why. Here's what he has to say about hot topics like 5G, build to relocate, small cells and edge computing.

The Eye-Watering Cost of Multivendor Networks
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Operators face tricky decisions as they try to get virtualized networks off the ground.

Wealth of Job Opportunities for Women in 5G Era Is 'Mind Boggling'
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/27/2019

During a Women in Comms breakfast workshop, panelists shifted focus from the hype around connected cars and drones to debating how 5G could impact job opportunities for women in comms and tech.

Orange's John Isch: Crowded SD-WAN Market Challenges Telcos
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Big vendors' acquisition of SD-WAN specialists mean service provider and vendor interests are often at odds, says Orange Business Services' John Isch.

Verizon CEO Hints Private 5G With Edge Computing Is Coming – Real Soon
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Verizon's CEO said company campuses and manufacturing facilities should be among the first to deploy private 5G networks with edge computing capabilities.

SCTE-ISBE's Mark Dzuban: '10G' Set to Be the Star of Cable-Tec Expo
CxO Spotlight | 9/26/2019

CEO of cable's engineering and standards-setting organization says 10G will be 'foundational' to the industry's future and a major focus as Cable-Tec Expo has its Swan Song in The Big Easy.

GSMA Seeks Way to Boost RAN Vendor Options
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The industry body is concerned at the small number of radio access network (RAN) system vendors and is looking at ways to address that scarcity, says executive.

SD-WAN Shines in a Dark Enterprise Market
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

As the enterprise market stagnates for telcos, SD-WAN promises revenue growth.

After Pan-Net Blunders, DT Embarks on Journey to 5G Core
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The German operator must be careful to avoid making a mess as it builds a 5G core network based heavily on microservices and open source technology.

Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus
The Philter | 9/24/2019

As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.

Aryaka Learns to Love SD-WAN Over the Public Internet
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Aryaka launches SD-WAN service over the public Internet for cases where 'best effort' is good enough for enterprise connectivity, complementing its existing global, private network that offers guaranteed SLAs.

Eurobites: ADVA Joins the Dots on Optical Transceivers
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel plans job cuts; Orange builds cloud for Chinese consumer goods company; CityFibre on target in Stirling.

Telefónica's Blanco blackballs single-vendor 5G core
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The Spanish operator's top technology executive says the operator will definitely not be using a single vendor in its 5G core.

China Telecom Plots New 5G-Cloud-AI Direction
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The Chinese operator's strategy is based on a combination of several state-of-the-art technologies.

LR Tackles 5G & the Cloud at Cable-Tec Expo
Breznick Unbound | 9/23/2019

In an industry first, Light Reading will stage two breakfast forums on hot tech topics at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, the first on cable network virtualization and the second on cable's role in 5G.

Migrating OSS/BSS to the Public Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/23/2019

As operational models evolve, telcos are turning to public cloud platforms to host their OSS and BSS systems, but there are still hurdles to overcome.

GSMA Warns Against Fragmentation of Digital Economy Rules
News Analysis | 9/20/2019

Telecom regulators are being forced to broaden their activities with the arrival of new digital technologies.

Telcos Should Invest in Edge App Developers – Academic
LRTV Interviews | 9/19/2019

Creating an investment fund to fuel edge computing developments would be a good move for the telco community, argues Carnegie Mellon University's Professor Mahadev 'Satya' Satyanarayanan.

Tower Owner SBA Buys Data Center for Edge Computing Know-How
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Following the lead of American Tower, SBA Communications has acquired a Chicago data center. CEO Jeffrey Stoops says the purchase will help SBA learn about edge computing.

AT&T Puts Intelligence in the Middle of the Edge
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.

Corning's Fiber Business Is Cratering, but What Does That Mean for 5G?
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Corning has dramatically reduced its sales expectations for fiber this year as carriers reduce spending. Does that mean 5G (which needs fiber) is in trouble? Not necessarily.

Avaya Goes Global With IBM Cloud
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Avaya is partnering with IBM for global expansion of its OneCloud ReadyNow cloud call center and unified-communications-as-a-service, beyond current availability in the US and central Europe.

CenturyLink: Network Infrastructure Is the Real Final Frontier
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

NASA was trying to solve the same problems telcos now face when it launched the space shuttle Enterprise, 43 years ago Tuesday.

Masergy's Watson: SD-WAN Is SDN's Killer App
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

Enterprises demand SD-WAN from telcos, and SD-WAN won't work without SDN, says Ray Watson, Masergy's innovation VP.

More Than Just Code: Open Networking Early Adopters Share Lessons Learned
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and AT&T describe their experiences as open networking pioneers.

Comcast snares set-top app specialist Metrological
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Comcast pulls more engineering and software development expertise in-house for its X1 and Xfinity Flex video and smart home platforms.

Comcast Taps 'Trellis' Open Fabric for Distributed Access Architecture
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

The cable giant sees scalability, space and power efficiency as payoffs.

Podcast: Network Virtualization & Protein Bars
Wagner’s Ring | 9/16/2019

We're packing our bags for Dallas, for our cleverly named Network Virtualization and SDN Americas conference, but first we sat down to talk about NV, SDN and our favorite travel snack.

T-Mobile Poland's Sewera: Operators Need to Take Command
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Greater control of network software brings heightened responsibility, according to an executive from the Eastern European operator.

Eurobites: Telia Appoints New CEO
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Helios Towers reignites IPO; 5G lands at Gatwick Airport; OBS lands IP deployment gig; fiber-to-the-social-housing.

Why CenturyLink Bought Streamroot
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Streamroot's peer-assisted CDN technology will help CenturyLink extend a video streaming bridge to hard-to-reach parts of the globe.

Eurobites: Orange & Ericsson Test 5G in Warsaw
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes deeper in Kaltura's cloud; ADVA lands Russian data center contract; Deutsche Telekom revs up its blockchain scooters.

SES & Microsoft Ink Unearthly Cloud Partnership
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.

Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight | 9/10/2019

Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.

Masergy Puts a 'Virtual Engineer' in Enterprise Networks
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Masergy provides an AI boost for enterprise network management.

ONF Debuts Open Source 'Stratum' Switch OS
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Stratum is the foundation for the ONF's next-generation SDN initiative.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Services, Brexit... & Guinness
LRTV Documentaries | 9/10/2019

Shot on location in a Dublin pub, this week's podcast sees the regular crew joined by Openet's Niall Norton to talk digitalization, Brexit and more. Oh, and they drink some Guinness.

AT&T, Verizon Inch Toward Open RAN
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

AT&T said it tested an eCPRI connection with equipment from Nokia and Samsung, while Verizon appears to have deployed Nokia's cloud RAN. The moves reflect growing operator interest in open RAN technologies.

Eurobites: Proximus Boss Protests Innocence Over Shares Sale
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Roku targets UK market with Hisense; SES launches cloud service on Microsoft's Azure; Telekom Slovenije offers data gifting.

Even AT&T Can't Fly Solo to the Cloud
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

This week's Tech Mahindra partnership shows that even a Tier 1 behemoth like AT&T needs help moving to the cloud.

Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.

Smokey & the NFV Bandit
Column | 9/6/2019

NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.

AT&T Hires Tech Mahindra for Cloud Move
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

Tech Mahindra will help AT&T migrate its back office applications to the cloud, building a business foundation for 5G.

Web-Scale Business Fuels Ciena's Growth but Stock Takes a Hit
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.

Eluvio Aims to Elude Video Transcoding & the CDN
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Startup led by former Aspera CEO Michelle Munson enters the global OTT scene with a low-latency 'Content Fabric' designed to disrupt the streaming video market.

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2019

The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.

The Edge Is Coming but Are Networks Ready?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2019

Edge computing brings high-performance storage, compute and network resources closer to users and devices than ever before.

Huawei: 'I Know What You Are, but What Am I?'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/3/2019

After years of defending itself against US spying accusations, Huawei claims the US government is spying on it.

For VMware, It's All About the Edge
News Analysis | 9/2/2019

VMware is looking to the edge to seize its 5G opportunity.

Podcast: Orange Silicon Valley CEO Helou on Tech as a Social, Economic Game-Changer
CxO Spotlight | 9/2/2019

Mireille Hellou recently took charge of an Orange business unit bringing together Californian innovation and the European telco. She talked with Light Reading editor Mitch Wagner about how that focus can be about more than profits.

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