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Why 3GPP Contributions Do Not Indicate 5G Leadership
Column | 6/30/2018

Leadership is not a math game. Contribution counting is a flawed practice that does not paint the complete picture of a company's 5G leadership. Here's why...

Comcast Service Down – Just Start the Weekend Now
News Analysis | 6/29/2018

A fiber cut by a backbone network partner took out service for business and residential customers of Xfinity Internet, video and voice, according to Comcast.

AT&T Fires Up More Fiber & 5G Pilots
News Analysis | 6/29/2018

The operator launched full-fiber broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 metro regions nationwide.

BT, Vodafone Still Fretting Over Brexit Costs, Uncertainty
News Analysis | 6/29/2018

Amid rising concern among business leaders about the impact of Brexit, BT and Vodafone are still facing considerable uncertainty.

Eurobites: Ålcom & Ericsson Put 5G NR Standalone Through Its Paces
News Analysis | 6/29/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica bags more soccer rights; fiber for Exeter; Colt chooses ADVA for NFV; Deutsche Telekom's World Cup AI.

WiCipedia: Crypto, Cannabis & Change
WiCipedia | 6/29/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: STEM students experience sexual harassment; a 14-year-old CEO; crypto and cannabis; and more.

Elisa beats US, Asia to 5G Finnish line
News Analysis | 6/28/2018

Finland's Elisa fends off tough competition from US and Asian operators to launch the world's first 'commercial' 5G service. And it really is commercial. Honest.

CenturyLink: Security Sales All in the Timing
News Analysis | 6/28/2018

Enterprises want better security at a lower cost but they aren't going to give up what they've already invested in to get it.

Huawei's Eric Xu: Automation, 5G Will Reflate Telco Margins
News Analysis | 6/28/2018

Huawei's Eric Xu fears industry fragmentation but believes new technology will restore profitability for service providers.

Fat Cats Get Fatter as Jobs Go to the Dogs
Morris Lore | 6/28/2018

In pampering their leaders, while ordinary workers face unemployment or pay stagnation, telcos are fueling concern about the growing wealth gap and emergence of an economic elite.

The Future's Bright, the Future's ORAN
News Analysis | 6/28/2018

The ORAN Alliance, which aims to bring openness into the radio access network, has added new members and provided further details of its plans.

Eurobites: Sunrise Welcomes 5G Dawn
News Analysis | 6/28/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa claims "commercial" 5G first; Fastweb gets faster; VAR contract in back of net for Net Insight.

Investors Open Wallets for Software Agility
News Analysis | 6/28/2018

CloudBees gets $63 million funding and Codefresh rakes in $8 million to advance the case of rapid software development and deployment.

T-Mobile & Sprint Tell Senate US Will Win Global 5G Race
News Analysis | 6/28/2018

But CEO Legere says the combined operator will still be a 'proud disruptor.'

Rubio Responds to Huawei 'Attack'
News Analysis | 6/28/2018

US Senator Marco Rubio has taken to Twitter to respond to the 'attack' on him by Huawei rotating chairman Eric Xu.

Telia Carrier Embraces Automation
News Analysis | 6/27/2018

Automation may be a hot topic, but which manual processes are actually being handed over to the machines? At Telia Carrier, the optical service management team is set to automate a performance management task.

Remote PHY Moves Needle in Europe
News Analysis | 6/27/2018

The most popular of the Distributed Access Architecture options that cable operators are now exploring, Remote PHY notched several advances at the recent ANGA COM show in Germany.

Ciena CTO: Next Optical Transport Leap Rides on Analytics & Network Intelligence
CxO Spotlight | 6/27/2018

Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.

Masergy Pumps Up UCaaS With Mobile App
News Analysis | 6/27/2018

Managed service provider seeks to make noise in crowded market with mobile app that can add context to conversations.

Huawei Boss Slams 'Ignorant' Rubio on Research Restrictions
News Analysis | 6/27/2018

Huawei's top executive has lashed out at US lawmakers over restrictions in the academic sphere.

Eurobites: Telefónica Told to Play Nice With Transatel
News Analysis | 6/27/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks sells SD-WAN with e-Qual; UK jobs lost as Facebook downs its drone project; Uber gets a second chance in London.

Why Resistance to the Open RAN May Crumble
News Analysis | 6/27/2018

Ericsson's membership of the Open RAN Alliance would bring down walls inside the RAN prison.

GitLab Says Bye-Bye Microsoft, Moves to Google Cloud
News Analysis | 6/27/2018

GitLab's announcement follows Microsoft buying GitHub, GitLab's major competitor. But that's just a coincidence. Yup.

ZTE Ban Gets Murkier as US Senators Seek Clarification
News Analysis | 6/26/2018

Senators ask for clarification about whether US customers can rip and replace ZTE gear from their networks under the Denial Order.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Social Skills
LRTV Documentaries | 6/26/2018

This week: chicken feet for breakfast; snacking on social media; and jobs to go.

Eurobites: Telefónica Bags Rights to La Liga Soccer
News Analysis | 6/26/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden CEO moves on; Eutelsat flips on Inmarsat bid; TIM board backs Genish; Fastweb gets flexible with Huawei.

5G Transport: Question Time
LRTV Interviews | 6/26/2018

There are very few concrete answers about how optical transport networks should be built out to support 5G, notes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin, but the one thing that's clear is that optics is at the heart of 5G planning activity right now.

VMware Launches Kubernetes-as-a-Service
News Analysis | 6/26/2018

VMware is launching a platform to run containerized applications on Kubernetes on public clouds: Amazon Web Services at first, with more to come.

Silver Peak Scores $90M Funding as SD-WAN Heats Up
News Analysis | 6/26/2018

Broadband and hybrid WAN provider more than doubles its funding as it goes up against Cisco, VMware and other formidable foes.

Huawei Is Main Sponsor of Trips by Australian Politicians, Says Report
News Analysis | 6/26/2018

Chinese company paid for more trips for Australian politicians than any other business between 2010 and 2018.

Telefónica, Vodafone Issue OpenRAN RFIs
News Analysis | 6/26/2018

TIP Summit's OpenRAN project group produces first set of vendor requirements, looking to identify who's coming to the table.

AT&T Buys AppNexus, Charts Ad Strategy
News Analysis | 6/25/2018

Smarter advertising will leverage the telecom giant's content and wireless operators to 're-invent' how ads are done, says exec.

How Netflix May Finally Meet Its Waterloo
News Analysis | 6/25/2018

In a fresh forecast, Ovum's Tony Gunnarsson predicts that Netflix will see its subscriber growth plateau early next decade and then start experiencing sub losses as OTT skinny bundles take root.

IoT Security Is Next Chapter for Syniverse
News Analysis | 6/25/2018

Can a new security offering help to restore profitability at Syniverse?

Eurobites: VEON Trials NB-IoT With Ericsson in Moscow
News Analysis | 6/25/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadnet launches SD-WAN services with Huawei; Telefonica calls for a new digital deal; Openreach extends Gfast rollout.

Why Pay-TV Needs OTT Video Now
Alantown | 6/22/2018

In new studies and reports, it's clear that pay-TV operators must incorporate OTT video services into their offerings if they wish to survive and thrive.

Why SD-WAN Is Taking Off Now
Column | 6/22/2018

It's clear that SD-WAN is now seen as the enterprise networking architecture of the future, which is why this market will reach billions of dollars.

Telco Job Prospects Go From Bad to Worse
News Analysis | 6/22/2018

Having already made workforce cuts last year, some of the world's biggest service providers are preparing to shed thousands of employees.

In Search of 5G's Rationale
News Analysis | 6/22/2018

Research lab is taking a different approach to 5G – it's focusing on specific use cases, not the enabling technology, and has a new partner to help tackle industrial IoT needs.

Eurobites: Ericsson, MTN Put the Skids Under 5G
News Analysis | 6/22/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre goes private following acquisition; Orange offers Earth data; copyright rules may get tougher for FANG gang.

WiCipedia: Are Fembots a Boon or Bane for WiT?
WiCipedia | 6/22/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Fembots 2.0; Google's diversity battles; women's voices aren't heard; and more.

ThousandEyes Scans Multi-Cloud Performance
News Analysis | 6/22/2018

ThousandEyes Network Intelligence helps enterprises pick the best cloud provider and region for network performance.

DT Will Cut 10k Jobs at T-Systems – Report
News Analysis | 6/21/2018

German incumbent is reportedly seeking to cut about 25% of jobs at its struggling IT services business.

5G Transport – Where Do We Start?
Shades of Ray | 6/21/2018

There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.

5G Still More Like Rocket Fuel Than a Mission to Mars
Morris Lore | 6/21/2018

5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.

Intel CEO Resigns After Employee Relationship Revealed
News Analysis | 6/21/2018

Intel's CFO, Bob Swain, will take on the interim CEO role.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live* From 5G World
LRTV Documentaries | 6/21/2018

Live (*when they filmed it) from 5G World in London, this week's podcast gauges the 5G mood across industry. Once it's got the beers in.

Eurobites: Telenor Fined $96.5M for Freezing Out Rivals
News Analysis | 6/21/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone profits slide; Telecom Italia considers fiber tie-up; Nokia outsources to India's HCL.

Altice to Sell French, Portuguese Towers for €2.5B
News Analysis | 6/21/2018

European service provider enters agreements for the sale of stakes in its French and Portuguese tower companies.

New Ruckus Chief Won't Risk a Rumpus
News Analysis | 6/21/2018

Ian Whiting, who will take over the new Arris enterprise networks unit on July 1, aims to execute the strategy that he helped craft as a top lieutenant.

Petty's Grievances: The 5G Hopes & Fears of Vodafone UK's CTO
News Analysis | 6/21/2018

The dark fiber stink, baseband software hold-ups and a virtualization impasse are just a few of the problems facing Vodafone UK as it prepares to launch 5G.

Xiaomi IPO Will Value Smartphone Firm at Up to $70B
News Analysis | 6/21/2018

Chinese electronics manufacturer has big name anchor investors, including China Mobile and Qualcomm, as it aims to raise more than $6 billion from an IPO that could value the company at up to US$70 billion.

For Cloud-Based Call Centers That Might Kill IVR, Press or Say 2
News Analysis | 6/20/2018

The short answer is 'no' but they can make the customer service process less painful.

Larry Ellison Laughed at the Cloud, Now the Cloud Is Laughing Back
News Analysis | 6/20/2018

Oracle is showing steady growth, but its competitors are bigger and growing faster. Can Oracle avoid getting flattened?

AT&T Buckles Down to Deploy NB-IoT in 2019
News Analysis | 6/20/2018

After waffling on the NB-IoT spec in 2017, AT&T now says it will go commercial in the US and Mexico in 2019.

Investors Unmoved by New Telstra 4-Year Plan
News Analysis | 6/20/2018

Telstra's share price falls after the company unveils a new strategic plan and says it will slash a quarter of its workforce.

Matrixx VP Outlines Her Career-Making, Changing Skills
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/20/2018

Technology can be learned, but critical thinking, decision making and verbal communication are the career-making skills that are transferable and crucial in a digital transformation, says Jennifer Kyriakakis, Matrixx Software's co-founder and VP of marketing.

ETSI's Networked Intelligence Group Starts to Get Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/20/2018

ETSI's wonderfully named Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) group, which aims to help operators better understand and improve the management of their networks, has sprung to life.

Eurobites: EU Lets the (Non-Personal) Data Flow
News Analysis | 6/20/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Archos to install blockchain-based browser on its devices; Dialog in talks to buy Synaptics; Eurofins acquires Insite Security.

HPE Aruba Debuts Software-Defined Branch
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

Automates cloud-managed SD-WAN, wired and wireless networking with policy enforcement to help enterprises streamline branch connectivity.

Cisco Buys July Systems to Help Track People Indoors
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

Cisco is looking to leverage July Systems' technology to help enterprises locate customers, employees and visitors inside facilities.

T-Mobile, Sprint Say 5G-Focused Merger Will Lead to 'Cord Cutting'
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

The operators argue that the public will drop 'costly' wired broadband services in favor of one bill to stream it all.

HPE Launches GreenLake Hybrid Cloud Consumption Services
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud professional services are designed to help enterprises manage and optimize on-premises and off-site clouds.

Colt Invests in US Network, Bigs Up Its Global Appeal
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

Operator has hooked up 13 North American cities and is pitching itself as the only operator with its own network spanning Asia, Europe and the key markets in the US and Canada, though it may meet some competitive resistance...

South Korea's 5G Auction Raises $3.3B
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

All three national operators win concessions during a sale of both mid-band and higher-range spectrum.

ONF Moves Aggressively on the Edge
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.

Standalone or Non-Standalone? 5G Trials Will Help Orange Decide
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

French service provider is kicking off pan-European 5G trials to figure out whether NSA or SA makes sense.

Eurobites: Nokia, Orange Trial Cloud RAN in Poland
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AI and the creative industries; BT goes deeper into fintech; faster broadband for rural Nottinghamshire; Telenor reshuffles execs in Asia.

ZTE Tumbles Again as US Senate Rejects Rescue Deal
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

The Chinese supplier's future is once again on the line after US politicians voted to scrap Trump's rescue deal.

India Puts AI at Top of Tech Agenda
News Analysis | 6/19/2018

India's telcos and its government are prioritizing AI as they look to create new and innovative services for local consumers.

Analyst: Cable Gaining in Enterprise, but CenturyLink, Windstream Also Strong
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

New report from Matt Davis of Independence Research looks at the varying strategies and find key differences are aiding cable and telco.

CableLabs: New Optical Spec Almost Here
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

Cable R&D group is prepping its Full Duplex Coherent Optics effort to vastly increase the fiber capacity in the cable access network.

Google Spending $550M on Chinese Partnership
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

Google and JD.Com will partner on retail solutions in regions including Southeast Asia, the US and Europe.

AT&T to Deploy Small Cells, Smart City Infrastructure in San Jose
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

AT&T initially announced a small cell deployment partnership with San Jose in April, and plans to start deploying 5G in San Jose in the first half of 2019.

'Your World Cup Service Sucks,' Aussie PM Tells Optus CEO
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

The big issue of the day that really consumes the attention of Australian politicians is soccer, and why they can't watch it through Optus.

Mavenir's Billion-Dollar Blueprint
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

Ambitious software-only messaging and mobile core applications specialist targets major equipment vendors as it aims to become a billion-dollar business within four years.

Drunk Brits, Russian Anglers & Telenor's Big Data Gambit
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

How Norway's biggest operator plans on turning its mobile analytics into a new money-spinner.

Atlanta Braves Go to Bat for Transformation
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

Technology helped the organization transform itself from a baseball team to landlord of a mixed-use urban development.

Eurobites: Former France Telecom Execs to Stand Trial Over Suicides
News Analysis | 6/18/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comcast's Sky bid gets the official EU nod; Virgin bills direct for Netflix; Telia denies break-up fee; Com Hem claims speed record.

Reliance Jio President Mathew Oommen on India's 4G Phenomenon
CxO Spotlight | 6/18/2018

Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.

The Telco Debt Binge May End Badly
Column | 6/15/2018

There is nothing wrong with large amounts of debt if you methodically expand a business, but what are these guys doing?

Falling Fiber Gap Further Supports FCC's BDS Decision
Column | 6/15/2018

Market forces are working well in the business data services (BDS) market in the US, argues Bruce Mehlman, co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance.

ZTE Is Still in the Danger Zone
Morris Lore | 6/15/2018

Investors look panicky despite plans for a new line of credit and management changes. It is little wonder.

Vodafone-Idea Merger Enters Last Leg
News Analysis | 6/15/2018

A merger that would create India's biggest telecom operator is nearing the finish line.

Even for Virtualized Networks, Hardware Vendor Choice Matters
Column | 6/15/2018

Mobile operators moving to virtualized networking for 5G infrastructure need to carefully consider the motivations behind the move and make the right choices at every step along the way.

Source Packet Routing Gets Real in 2018
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/15/2018

SPRING has sprung in the routing community.

AT&T Closes $84B Time Warner Takeover
News Analysis | 6/15/2018

A media and telecom giant comes into being after US legal authorities said they had no objections earlier this week.

WiCipedia: Diversity Fatigue & 'Unprotected' Minorities at Google
WiCipedia | 6/15/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Google slams diversity measures at leadership level; fatigue sets in on the Valley; men's careers are nurtured more than women's; and more.

Google Debuts 'App Maker' for Simple Apps
News Analysis | 6/15/2018

The low-code tool is designed to make it simple to build business applications using G Suite.

Eurobites: BT Still Has Work to Do on Openreach Separation
News Analysis | 6/15/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster broadband for Cardiff; Ukrainian billionaire plans 'Netflix of sport'; Sky bags Serie A rights; EU WiFi program a non-starter.

Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks
CxO Spotlight | 6/14/2018

Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.

ZTE Seeks $11B in Credit, Nominates New Board Members – Report
News Analysis | 6/14/2018

Chinese vendor is looking to raise about $11 billion in credit and has nominated new board members in response to US demands.

Is the Sprint & T-Mobile Merger Too Risky?
Column | 6/14/2018

Cheenu Seshadri, the managing partner at Three Horizon Advisors, looks at the market concentration risks of letting T-Mobile and Sprint merge.

3GPP Done With 5G SA Specs. Now the Hard Work Begins
News Analysis | 6/14/2018

Standards group locks down standalone specifications, but has it addressed all of the industry's 5G concerns?

Why 5G Needs a 3D Perspective – Ovum
LRTV Interviews | 6/14/2018

At the 5G World Summit in London, Ovum's Daryl Schoolar explains why the migration from 4G to 5G requires a three-dimensional perspective.

Ericsson Beefs Up With Telefónica Argentina as Huawei Goes Hungry
News Analysis | 6/14/2018

Ericsson lands networks deal with Spanish operator's Argentinean subsidiary at Huawei's expense.

BT Aims to Switch Off 3G by 2022
News Analysis | 6/14/2018

UK operator will make do with 2G, 4G and 5G technologies as it refarms spectrum originally awarded for use with 3G services.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Join the Quantum Party
News Analysis | 6/14/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Intel help China Mobile test standalone 5G; Italy's 5G auction will go ahead; Telia announces 5G partner program, and Volvo digs it.

Telco Systems Strong-ARMing uCPE
News Analysis | 6/14/2018

Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.

Comcast's Bid for Content, Growth & Whatever Comes Next
The Philter | 6/13/2018

Comcast's desire to roll up more content assets and over-the-top distribution is just a blurring signpost as we rocket through a new media landscape.

Oracle Maps the Health of the Internet
News Analysis | 6/13/2018

The Oracle Internet Intelligence map spots outages and other Internet problems worldwide, to help enterprise and service providers with troubleshooting and infrastructure planning.

5G May Replace Fixed Broadband in Parts of Norway, Says Telenor
News Analysis | 6/13/2018

Telenor Norway is exploring the use of 5G as a substitute for some fixed broadband technologies.

AT&T's Penrose: Future IoT Hinges on Predictability
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/13/2018

AT&T's Chris Penrose says the IoT industry is quickly moving toward a focus on applying data in a proactive manner to further improve operational efficiency for customers.

Parallel Wireless Founder Reflects on Tech
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/13/2018

Parallel Wireless is focused on making networks more flexible under the guidance of Co-Founder and VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal, who shares her thoughts on the industry's most game-changing technologies - past, present and future - as well as offering advice for other female founders with a great idea.

ZTE Tanks on Trading Resumption, Ejects Entire Management Team
News Analysis | 6/13/2018

Chinese vendor slumps on resumption of trading in Hong Kong and says its entire management team will be replaced.

Eurobites: EU Probes Dutch T-Mobile/Tele2 Deal
News Analysis | 6/13/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA goes quantum crazy; Dixons Carphone gets hacked; tech investment boost for UK; La Liga caught snooping.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Corporate Haircuts
LRTV Documentaries | 6/13/2018

This week, Scott, Jamie and Iain ponder the significance of haircuts at the top of the corporate food chain. You don't get this on Bloomberg.

5G Is Just a New Lick of Paint, Say Euro Telcos
News Analysis | 6/13/2018

Likening 5G to the latest coat of gloss for Scotland's Forth Bridge will not leave investors on a paint-fumes high, but the analogy seems apt.

DOCSIS 3.1 Ramps Up in Europe
News Analysis | 6/13/2018

Several major European cablecos are now rolling out or at least prepping for D3.1, following the broad rollouts in the US.

AT&T Wins Big, Gets Bigger: Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

The new, new AT&T starts now. A federal judge approves the $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, creating a media, telecom and entertainment giant.

ONAP Says Its Beijing Release Is Market-Ready
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

New features in latest software release target practical deployment features as more major operators roll out ONAP whole or in pieces.

VMware Makes a Big Push for the Edge Cloud
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

Latest NFVi release targets 5G and the edge in a multicloud play that hits a buzzword trifecta: containers, intent and automation.

Cisco's Robbins: Enterprises Demand Simplicity
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

"Our customers have never cared more about technology and they have never cared less about technology," Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said in a wide-ranging Q&A with journalists at the Cisco Live conference in Orlando this week.

BT Left in 'Good State,' Says Outgoing CEO Patterson
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

BT's outgoing CEO insists he is leaving the operator in a good position despite shareholder unhappiness.

Cisco Shows Open Networking Intent
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

Partners will be able to program Cisco-based campus and WANs for improved integration with third-party equipment and IT processes but in a model that still leaves Cisco at the heart of the resulting architecture.

Eurobites: BT Claims Quantum Leap in Internet Security
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup, Telecom Italia negotiates layoffs agreement; Telefonica soft-launches O2 brand in Spain; more 5G fun from Nokia.

Ericsson Massively Ups Cellular IoT Forecast
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

Swedish equipment vendor predicts sharp growth in the number of cellular IoT connections over the next few years thanks to the NB-IoT and LTE-M surge.

Cisco & Google's Kubernetes Partnership Could Deliver in October
News Analysis | 6/12/2018

Collaboration will allow enterprises to deploy applications spanning public and private clouds.

5G & Industrial Automation: Creating the Factory of the Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/11/2018

Call it Industry 4.0, Industry-X, Industrial IoT, the Industrial Internet - by any name, it offers tremendous opportunities to transform productivity across many sectors of the economy.

BT's Next CEO: The Candidates
Morris Lore | 6/11/2018

Who are the frontrunners to succeed Gavin Patterson as boss of the UK telecom incumbent?

Why Ubiquitous Connectivity Matters
Column | 6/11/2018

Here's how CSPs can inject ubiquitous connectivity to achieve growth in the enterprise space.

Eurobites: South Africa's Vodacom Ups Black Shareholder Quotient
News Analysis | 6/11/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers 'smart number' technology; Comcast gets the EU green light on Sky bid; Vodafone Qatar virtualizes with Nokia; MegaFon completes on digital JV with Gazprombank.

A10 Takes Aim at Kubernetes Analytics
News Analysis | 6/11/2018

The A10 Ingress Controller for Kubernetes provides load-balancing and analytics for cloud-native apps.

Big Telcos Have Slashed 107K Jobs Since 2015
News Analysis | 6/11/2018

M&A activity, automation and other efficiency measures are taking a heavy toll on the operator community workforce, and there may be worse to come.

Will Trump Make a Deal With Huawei?
Jonestown | 6/11/2018

After ZTE, could the Trump admin cut a similar deal with the larger Chinese vendor, Huawei?

Inmarsat Rejects Lowball Takeover Bid by EchoStar
News Analysis | 6/10/2018

Satellite comms player says preliminary offer undervalues its prospects, leaving Charlie Ergen's EchoStar 28 days to make a firm bid or back off.

US Topples China for Top Supercomputer Bragging Rights
News Analysis | 6/10/2018

The US jumps from #5 to #1 on the supercomputing leaderboard, but China likely won't just lie back and take it.

Verizon Names Vestberg as New CEO
News Analysis | 6/8/2018

Holy fandango! Former head of Ericsson and the operator's current CTO will replace Lowell McAdam on August 1 and lead the operator into the 5G era.

Eurobites: Ericsson & MTS Deploy Massive MIMO Assist for Soccer's World Cup
News Analysis | 6/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google faces another EU mega-fine; Ikea and Sonos team up for smart speaker; Yahoo told to improve on data privacy.

Huawei's SD-WAN Revenue Takes Hit in Q1 – Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2018

SD-WAN revenue reached $162 million last quarter, an increase of 12% quarter-over-quarter and nearly doubling since the first quarter of 2017.

WiCipedia: Babies at Work, Raising Good Men & Kimmy Schmidt
WiCipedia | 6/8/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: How to raise good boys in the #MeToo era; Netflix lays on the startup jokes; babies on the Senate floor; and more.

Canadian Carriers Want 5G Spectrum Now
News Analysis | 6/8/2018

Canada's leading wireless carriers urge federal government to release 3.5GHz spectrum.

BT Waves Goodbye to Gorgeous Gavin
Morris Lore | 6/8/2018

The UK's biggest operator realizes its CEO is not the right man for the job days after it was revealed it have given him a GB pound 1.3 billion bonus last year.

Microsoft Sinks Subsea Data Center off Scotland
News Analysis | 6/8/2018

The self-contained undersea autonomous data center is a test of delivering cloud services with the latency required for emerging applications.

Fiber Diversity Drives Crosslake Underwater
News Analysis | 6/8/2018

New dark fiber provider is finding diverse paths using short subsea segments across North American Lakes.

Google's Investment in India's Public WiFi Infrastructure: A Waste of Time & Money?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/8/2018

Just like 3G, 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE), 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities.

DOJ Examing How T-Mobile & Sprint Merger Would Affect Pre-Paid Pricing – Report
News Analysis | 6/7/2018

DOJ worries that the merger could lead to higher prices for pay-as-go phone users.

Taiwanese Cableco Goes More OTT
News Analysis | 6/7/2018

Taiwan Broadband Communications adds live TV on open devices and video-on-demand as part of the update to its over-the-top offering.

Former Qualcomm Execs Start 5G-Focused Startup
News Analysis | 6/7/2018

Former CEO Paul Jacobs and other Qualcomm executives are creating a 5G-focused startup.

Telefónica Joins the MobiledgeX Fan Club
News Analysis | 6/7/2018

Spanish operator is latest to team up with Deutsche Telekom's edge computing offshoot.

Congress Examines Google OS Deal With Huawei
News Analysis | 6/7/2018

After Facebook, Google comes under congressional spotlight for a recent Android deal with Huawei.

ZTE Fined Another $1B in Rescue Deal With US
News Analysis | 6/7/2018

Chinese vendor forced to overhaul its management and put on ten-year probation by US authorities.

GitHub: Microsoft's $7.5B Cloud Super-Weapon
News Analysis | 6/7/2018

Microsoft may find GitHub is the key to cloud dominance – if it can overcome developer hostility.

Eurobites: Amazon Scores English Premier League Soccer Rights
News Analysis | 6/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers Cisco-flavored SD-WAN-as-a-service; telco execs charged with fraud in Tanzania; Deutsche Telekom extends vectoring; union slams Telefonica's outsourcing strategy.

Top 11 Business Features in Apple iOS 12
News Analysis | 6/6/2018

Here's what matters to enterprises in iOS 12, the latest operating system version for the iPhone and iPad, which Apple unveiled Monday for availability in September.

ETSI's Zero-Touch Group Launches First PoC, Focused on 5G Slicing
News Analysis | 6/6/2018

Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.

Facebook Back in Firing Line
News Analysis | 6/6/2018

Social media giant cranks the hysteria volume to 11 with confirmation that it's shared data with Chinese firms, including Huawei.

Eurobites: Industry Slams New EU Telecom Rules
News Analysis | 6/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadband progress too slow, say EU auditors; Telefonica names the date for all-IP migration; EE announces 5G trial in east London.

AT&T & Aira Tackle the 'Time Tax' With Assistive Glasses
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/6/2018

In collaboration with AT&T, startup Aira is deploying its assistive glasses globally to the UK, Canada and Australia.

Fujitsu's Sales Director: Be Your Own Champion
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/6/2018

Heidi Westbrook, Fujitsu's director of ICP and North American Carrier Sales, shares the secrets to advancing in comms with a work/life balance in tact, including networking, self-advocacy, unapologetically pursuing the next step and more.

Cisco Cracks Wallet, Joins $60M Avi Funding
News Analysis | 6/6/2018

Avi gains funding for its application load balancing, security and analytics software.

Vodafone, Telefónica End Network Sharing in London
News Analysis | 6/6/2018

Vodafone and Telefonica are unwinding parts of their network-sharing deal in response to soaring usage of mobile data services.

Intel Promises 5G Laptops With Sprint in 2019
News Analysis | 6/5/2018

5G PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and more are expected in 2019.

Vodafone Grills Authorities for UK's 5G Lag
News Analysis | 6/5/2018

Short mobile masts, inability to access fiber networks and BT's market dominance remain regulatory bugbears for Vodafone as it prepares to roll out 5G services.

Cisco Goes Cloud-Native for CCAP
News Analysis | 6/5/2018

Cisco becomes first cable vendor to introduce software-based version of its broadband router, touching off what will likely be a fresh wave of competition.

UK Ruling Sparks Bidding War for Sky
News Analysis | 6/5/2018

The UK government has given the go signal to both Comcast and Fox for their respective bids for UK pay-TV giant Sky, paving the way for a bidding war.

CenturyLink May Jump Into Europe's Merger Mania
News Analysis | 6/5/2018

Consolidation may have run its course in CenturyLink's US markets, but not in Europe, says the operator's EMEA president.

Acacia, Oclaro in Optical Module Land Grab
News Analysis | 6/5/2018

Module vendors team up to develop interoperable coherent 100G and 200G modules that, they hope, will help them corner the lion's share of the telco metro optical market.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: GDPR SNAFU
LRTV Documentaries | 6/5/2018

This week: The impact of the new EU data privacy regulation; Nokia's wearables misadventures; the tangled web of virtualization; and more.

Eurobites: Telia & Ericsson Snuggle Up on Stockholm 5G Testbed
News Analysis | 6/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Qualcomm appeals against antitrust fine; meet the new Martin Dawes; Iskratel and Teleste join forces on GPON/DOCSIS hybrid.

CSP Optimism Doesn't Mean There Isn't Work Ahead for B/OSS Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/5/2018

Service providers surveyed for this report are cautiously optimistic about automating business/operations support system (B/OSS) – more than half are already taking steps to automate B/OSS, and even more plan to do so within the next two years.

Charter's Mobile Service Details Leak
News Analysis | 6/4/2018

Charter readies its Spectrum Mobile offering.

Microsoft Swears GitHub Independence After $7.5B Acquisition
News Analysis | 6/4/2018

Microsoft announced plans to acquire GitHub Monday, but said it won't force its technologies down developers' throats. GitHub will support 'any operating system, any cloud and any device,' Microsoft says.

CableLabs Targets Mobile Backhaul Bounty
News Analysis | 6/4/2018

Pursuing another use for cable's DOCSIS-based HFC networks, CableLabs launches R&D lab for cell backhaul applications.

Vodafone Rewards Top Brass as Thousands of Staff Are Axed
News Analysis | 6/4/2018

UK-based operator slashes thousands of jobs in efficiency drive while handing generous pay increases to senior management figures.

CenturyLink's Feger: Edging Out Isn't Easy
LRTV Documentaries | 6/4/2018

CenturyLink's James Feger explains why converting some central offices into data centers may be necessary but also notes it won't be easy.

Automate & Reinvent
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/4/2018

Automation was one of the key themes discussed at the recent Big Communications Event (BCE), including how artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, intent-based networking and open source solutions are all helping CSPs on their journey to zero-touch automation.

Eurobites: BT Shareholders Call for Patterson's Head
News Analysis | 6/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA trumpets NB-IoT roaming breakthrough; new CTO at Orange Belgium; ETNO fears intra-EU call regulation; Stirling work for CityFibre.

Huawei Faces Security Backlash in Australia
News Analysis | 6/4/2018

The Chinese equipment vendor is deemed a security threat by some Australian politicians.

BCE 2018 Panel: Why Vendors Won't Get Paid Per Box Anymore
LRTV Interviews | 6/4/2018

A BCE keynote panel comprising speakers from Colt, Windstream and Wind River, plus industry strategic advisor David Amzallag, discuss the evolution of business models and procurement relationships as more and more functions are developed and monetized in software rather than hardware.

Red Hat Lights Fuse on App Integration
News Analysis | 6/4/2018

Red Hat updates Fuse with new capabilities designed to connect custom and packaged applications for new business process connectivity and automation.

Verizon Says T-Mobile's 5G Brag Is 'Baloney'
News Analysis | 6/1/2018

Both have completed data calls using the 3GPP 5G NR standards.

Eurobites: Can GTT build on Interoute acquisition?
News Analysis | 6/1/2018

In today's regional roundup: Can GTT get the best out of Interoute?; Orange Spain claims optical backbone milestone; KPN to close its OTT TV service; and other end-of-week stuff.

WiCipedia: Ms. Geek, Pink-Haired CEOs & Laila Ali Takes Silicon Valley
WiCipedia | 6/1/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Ms. Geek Rwanda changes the game; automation will steal women's jobs first; our new CEO idol; and more.

BCE 2018 Keynote: Sprint Business President Jan Geldmacher on 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 6/1/2018

Jan Geldmacher, President at Sprint Business, looks at how science fiction is becoming science fact and explains why 5G is so important to Sprint.

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