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HPE Posts Loss as Company Restructuring Continues
Scott Ferguson | 5/31/2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise posted a loss during its fiscal second quarter as the company continues to restructure and focus on cloud and hybrid IT.

What's at the End of the CORD?
News Analysis | 5/31/2017

Tales from the trenches: What's happening in the next-generation telco central office and cable headend.

Does Ericsson's 5G-for-Healthcare Biz Case Need Surgery?
News Analysis | 5/31/2017

The Swedish vendor demos 5G in a healthcare setting, but the business case for telcos remains doubtful.

Salesforce Rains $50M on Cloud Consultant Startups
Scott Ferguson | 5/31/2017

The new Salesforce investment fund follows a similar commitment from Google to invest in AI startups.

Survey Says: SD-WAN No Panacea
Rewired | 5/31/2017

SD-WAN market set to surge but it's not replacing MPLS anytime soon, and there will be security and operational challenges ahead, according to a 451 Research survey.

Boingo CMO: Why We Need More Female Leaders
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 5/31/2017

Companies make more money when there are women in leadership, Boingo CMO Dawn Callahan says. She shares why there can never be too many women in leadership roles in the tech industry and how to increase today's numbers.

Yvette Kanouff Shares Cisco's Automation Equation
LRTV Documentaries | 5/31/2017

Yvette Kanouff, senior vice president and general manager of the service provider business at Cisco, tells BCE attendees how the vendor is helping operators and enterprises automate their networks to be simpler, faster, scalable and self-healing.

Eurobites: EU Gives Vivendi OK on Telecom Italia Takeover
News Analysis | 5/31/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cevian Capital takes 5% stake in Ericsson; unions unhappy about BT's pension cap plan; EU offers cash for public WiFi; London's tube passengers get a signal.

Orange Sets 'Golden Rules' to Score NFV Vendors
News Analysis | 5/31/2017

Operator combats cost-optimized proprietary pitches with suitability cores and calls for more defined test models.

Google Placing Multiple Bets on AI – Reports
Scott Ferguson | 5/31/2017

Google will start a new fund specifically to invest in artificial intelligence and AI startups.

Level 3: Lessons From Recent DDoS Attacks
LRTV Interviews | 5/31/2017

Internet of Things devices are becoming attack vectors, and the situation will only get worse with the proliferation of devices and malware, as well as the spread of toolkits that hackers can use to create attacks.

Blockchain to Blow Up Startup Investing
Wagner’s Ring | 5/31/2017

Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way startups get funded, according to a couple of Silicon Valley investors.

Google Taking 3.5GHz Tests to NASCAR
News Analysis | 5/30/2017

Google now describes 3.5GHz CBRS wireless as part of a 'secret commercially valuable plan' for the company.

Orange Sees 'Peak' Capex in 2018/19, Ups 2017 Guidance
News Analysis | 5/30/2017

French telecom incumbent is looking at increasing investments where it says there is an opportunity for a quick return.

Ericsson Designates Erik Ekudden as New CTO
News Analysis | 5/30/2017

Ericsson announced today that Erik Ekudden will take over as Group CTO and head of Technology & Architecture, as of July 1.

Moving From All-IP to All-Cloud Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/30/2017

Moving to cloud-native networks has the potential to simplify telcos' complicated software and make network operations and management more efficient.

Making 5G NR a Reality With Qualcomm
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/30/2017

Listen to Dr. John Smee, VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, describe how the industry is preparing to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for commercial deployments starting as early as 2019.

Cisco Demos Full Duplex
News Analysis | 5/30/2017

Cisco's Full Duplex tech is a preliminary step toward delivering symmetrical 10-gigabit broadband speeds over legacy HFC networks.

Nyansa Launches Network Analytics for Private Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 5/30/2017

Private cloud version of its public cloud service to allow enterprises to manage network performance.

Cloud, Analytics Help HR Team Manage Employee Turnover
Scott Ferguson | 5/30/2017

LCS manages some 23,000 employees across more than 33 states. The cloud and new analytics capabilities are helping the company get a handle on employee turnover and retention.

The Cable DAA Vendor Race Begins
News Analysis | 5/30/2017

Cable Remote PHY deployments have begun, and it's just the start of a massive transformation process in the access network.

5 Facts About Cloud Service Brokers
News Analysis | 5/30/2017

The middleman has gotten a bad rep lately. In the cloud business, however, your middleman cloud services broker might be the best thing that's ever happened to the enterprise. Here's why.

Developing Tomorrow's Media Leaders Today
Alantown | 5/30/2017

Light Reading is teaming up with Interactive TV Works to support the Interactive Launch Competition, a case-study competition that promotes new TV, broadband and online technologies and apps.

CenturyLink: Are We All Security Service Providers Now?
LRTV Interviews | 5/29/2017

Responsibility for securing networks is falling more on service providers, says CenturyLink's Tim Kelleher.

Verizon: Service Providers' Futures Rest on Software
LRTV Interviews | 5/29/2017

If SPs want to avoid being dumb pipes, they'll have to dive deep into software and rethink the centralized cloud, Verizon's Ed Chan says.

Verizon's Ed Chan on the New World for Networks
LRTV Documentaries | 5/29/2017

At BCE 2017, Verizon discusses the coming world of sensors and the smart edge, powered by new spectrum and faster fiber uploads.

In the Cloud, CFOs Have a Say, Too
Scott Ferguson | 5/29/2017

In the cloud era, the entire C-suite has a say over what technology business invest in. This means the CFO, too.

Zayo's CTO: Respect the Infrastructure!
LRTV Interviews | 5/29/2017

At BCE, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talks about the critical role of infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers.

How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/29/2017

In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.

Tech Pipeline & Where the Women Aren't
News Analysis | 5/29/2017

Panel discusses what to do about the pipeline problem for women in emerging technology fields.

Sigfox MEA President Hits the Road, Jacques
News Analysis | 5/27/2017

Thierry Siminger has left the building, Light Reading has learned.

Google's Brin Is Building the World's Biggest Airship and We Want to Ride
Wagner’s Ring | 5/26/2017

Google co-founder Sergey Brin plans to use the airship for humanitarian missions and as a luxury yacht.

AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs
LRTV Interviews | 5/26/2017

As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. Find out how AT&T is doing that.

Optimizing the 4G Technology Cycle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/26/2017

LTE-A Pro as not only valuable on its own terms, but also as part of a network strategy that will accelerate the commercial success of 5G.

The Evolution of Assurance for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/26/2017

Those operators that master NFV service assurance early will be able to reap NFV benefits faster and de-risk VNF-based service launches.

WiCipedia: More Uber Upsets & Tennis to Tech
WiCipedia | 5/26/2017

This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Anita Borg Institute dumps Uber; Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey's board; Clinton & Bush push for a Women's History Museum; and more.

Versa Seeks to Cloudify Branch Networking
Wagner’s Ring | 5/26/2017

Networking startup looking to slash the proliferation of hardware devices in branch offices.

RJio Onslaught Makes Going Tough for Indian Telcos
News Analysis | 5/26/2017

Recent earnings reports show that India's telcos are struggling to adapt to the RJio era.

Eurobites: Grow Some Cyberballs, UK Industry Warned
News Analysis | 5/26/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CEOs tell European Commission to hold its nerve on deregulation; Spotify hires four directors as it prepares for possible IPO; Apple's design guru stands up for diversity.

Cloud Keeps Shifting Tech Spending Away From IT
Scott Ferguson | 5/26/2017

The cloud is enabling a lot of innovation for IT, but democratizing effects are also shifting dollars away from IT to other parts of the enterprise.

Intel's Lynn Comp on Building a Network Community
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/26/2017

At BCE 2017, Intel's Lynn Comp addressed cross-industry collaboration as central to driving network transformation.

EdgeConneX on Industry Headwinds & Tailwinds
LRTV Interviews | 5/26/2017

At BCE 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.

NB-IoT? Not at Those Prices, Say DT Customers
News Analysis | 5/26/2017

Module prices are still far too high for big commercial rollouts of NB-IoT, says a senior executive from Germany's Deutsche Telekom.

4 Steps Toward a Higher Network IQ
LRTV Documentaries | 5/26/2017

At BCE 2017, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences.

Oh, the Huge Manatee! Google's US Loon Tests Renewed Into 2020
News Analysis | 5/26/2017

Google gets a major extension for testing its project to deliver wireless Internet from high-altitude balloons in Nevada and beyond.

WOW Doesn't Wow Wall Street
News Analysis | 5/25/2017

IPO falls a bit short but CEO Steve Cochrane says the company is on track for growth and isn't shifting strategies.

Frontier Fast Tracks Gig Plans With G.Fast
News Analysis | 5/25/2017

Frontier is partnering with Nokia to take G.fast to the MDU and provide gigabit broadband speeds.

BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy
LRTV Interviews | 5/25/2017

At Light Reading's BCE 2017, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K.

CenturyLink: Biz Needs Better Digital Strategy
News Analysis | 5/25/2017

Global survey shows most companies know digital disruption is lurking but only about half have their own transformation strategy.

Rackspace Acquires TriCore, Eyes Enterprise Apps Management
Scott Ferguson | 5/25/2017

The day after appointing a new CEO, Rackspace announced that it's acquiring TriCore Solutions and will start offering enterprise application management to customers.

Red Hat Acquires Codenvy in Cloud, Container Play
Scott Ferguson | 5/25/2017

Red Hat has inked a deal to acquire Codenvy for an undisclosed sum, and will add its technology to its OpenShift.io environment.

How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
Between the CEOs | 5/25/2017

Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.

Eurobites: Sunrise offloads towers to Cellnex
News Analysis | 5/25/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon enjoys profitable first quarter; WannaCry hits Russia's postal service; EU proposes regional content quotas for OTT giants.

At Amazon, It's OK to Be Gray
Wagner’s Ring | 5/25/2017

Amazon Web Services bucks the tech trend by hiring older workers to top positions.

WiC Panel: Diversity Must Flow Top Down
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/25/2017

The service provider panel at BCE's WiC workshop discussed how diversity in company culture starts with top-down, consistent messaging.

Report Examines T&M, Virtualization
The Pediatrician | 5/25/2017

Heavy Reading report illustrates strong ties between T&M and virtualization.

Making Video a Basic Service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/25/2017

It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.

Vodafone Demands 'Cloud-Native' From Its Vendors
News Analysis | 5/25/2017

At BCE 2017, Vodafone's Matt Beal explains Project Ocean's shift to cloud-native applications, a jump some vendors struggle with.

BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native
LRTV Documentaries | 5/25/2017

Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation.

Airtel to Spend $2.5B in Capex as RJio Threat Grows
News Analysis | 5/25/2017

India's biggest operator is under pressure from RJio's aggressive expansion as well as the merger between two of its chief old-guard rivals.

Apple Looking to Cook 5G Test Devices
News Analysis | 5/24/2017

An FCC request shows the vendor is interested in testing 5G on 28GHz and 39GHz, as Light Reading first reported in November 2016.

Rackspace Taps EarthLink Executive Joe Eazor as New CEO
Scott Ferguson | 5/24/2017

Rackspace has picked EarthLink CEO Joe Eazor as its new chief executive after Taylor Rhodes left the company in early May.

BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation
LRTV Documentaries | 5/24/2017

In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see here.

Data Is Currency in OTT Wars
News Analysis | 5/24/2017

Data will have a big role to play in OTT deals.

Cisco Looks to Spin IoT Success out of Failure
Scott Ferguson | 5/24/2017

Cisco is releasing a new IoT management platform that promises to fix the high rate of IoT failures. It's also partnering with Microsoft on edge computing.

Forcepoint Takes Cloud Security Beyond the Perimeter
News Analysis | 5/24/2017

Uses analytics to find individuals – and malware masquerading as individuals – that threaten the organization.

Eurobites: Vodafone to Bank €120M From Malta Merger
News Analysis | 5/24/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sees Q1 revenues decline; Sky extends A+E content deal; Orange widens accelerator program.

IBM Brings Open Databases to Private Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 5/24/2017

IBM is looking to bring a new database-as-a-service offering to its private cloud users, giving them access to a range of services, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MySQL.

Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote
From the Founder | 5/24/2017

Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.

Verizon's View of NG-PON2 Channel Bonding
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Standards-based approach will enable network operator to increase bandwdith without replacing in-field OLTs.

Cities Clamor for More Clout at FCC
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Who governs broadband in the smart city?

Facebook 'Committed' to UK Jobs Pledge
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Social networking giant says it is continuing to invest in its UK business and on track to add another 500 employees by the end of this year.

Sonus & Genband Finally Combine to Form $745M Company
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Genband & Sonus to finally merge, as exclusively predicted by Light Reading a year ago.

Big Questions Remain on Fixed Millimeter Wave for 5G
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Is self-install feasible for 5G?

Calix Touts Channel Bonding for NG-PON2
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Successful demo paves way for adding bandwidth more easily and combining business, backhaul and residential services on access fiber.

Citrix Workspace Service Gets Security, Machine Learning Boost
Scott Ferguson | 5/23/2017

At its Synergy show, Citrix plans to update its Workspace service with added security and analytics.

Java Inventor Gosling Flies to Amazon
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

The former Sun, Google and disgruntled Oracle employee jumps ship to AWS.

Nokia Sees Small Cells Make Big Impact – Outside Europe
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Finnish vendor boasts momentum at its small cells business after years of hype but remains disappointed by take-up in Europe.

Can Cloud RAN Help Lessen the Spectrum Crunch?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/23/2017

With C-RAN, operators have more tools for shoehorning more customers into spectrum they already own.

How IoT, 5G & NFV Will Impact Data Center Infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/23/2017

To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.

Eurobites: Nokia & Apple Bury the Hatchet
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces tax trouble in Brazil; Irish providers grab 3.6GHz spectrum; Iskratel excites the cable guys.

When Gig Speeds Alone Aren't Enough
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Bursty OTT traffic can cause a traffic bottleneck.

Masergy Expands SD-WAN Options
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

New SD-WAN Go options enables zero-touch provisioning of service for companies that want to keep MPLS but dump some traffic locally.

Ericsson & Verizon Take 5G to the Races
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

5G can help drive the connected car.

TPG Capital Catches Wave Broadband
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

Private equity firm swings $2.4 billion deal for Wave Broadband, adding it to the combination of RCN and Grande Communications to create the sixth-largest US cable operator.

Windstream Brings SDN to Wavelengths
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

New SDNow service first of company's new offers and targets wholesale market linking data centers, carrier hotels and PoPs.

What's Blocking 4K TV Today
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

In a BCE panel session, experts say that high bandwidth requirements, a paltry supply of content and the cost and complexity of 4K set-tops are still holding back the adoption of UHD TV.

Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era
LRTV Documentaries | 5/22/2017

It's a new era of coopetition as telcos compete and partner with apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators, with voices from AT&T, EdgeConneX, Masergy and Zayo.

Facebook Feeds Bandwidth-Hungry Users
Wagner’s Ring | 5/22/2017

Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.

Facebook Flexes Networking Muscles
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

Facebook is bulking up its network to meet bandwidth demands of its hungry, growing user base.

Killing Cloud Giants: 4 Reasons to Consider Smaller Service Providers
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

AWS, Azure and Google all get the headlines, but enterprises should take a hard look at what smaller cloud providers can provide. Here are four points to consider.

AT&T Flexes On-Demand Muscle, Snags Ericsson
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

AT&T boosts the coverage and capability of its Flexware service, announces Ericsson as a customer and hints at a bigger 'vendor' role for operators in future.

Eurobites: Telia Buys Into SME Cloud Services
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the march in UK; Ericsson monitors in Moscow.

Preparing the Transport Network for 5G: The Future Is Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/22/2017

With the current industry consensus for deployment to commence broadly in 2020, now is the time to prepare transport networks for the coming of 5G.

Comcast Appears to Soft Launch First 4K DVR
News Analysis | 5/19/2017

It looks like Comcast is rolling out its first 4K/HDR set-top from Arris.

Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
Slide Shows | 5/19/2017

Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.

Fright Wigs & Cocktails: BCE 2017 in Pics
Wagner’s Ring | 5/19/2017

Awards ceremony! Party! Media executives wearing disco duds!

Intel Bets Chips on Network Platforms Consolidation
News Analysis | 5/19/2017

Chip giant says network platforms market is ripe for consolidation but faces growing threats from different parts of the industry.

Microsoft Eyes Azure Cloud Expansion in Africa
Scott Ferguson | 5/19/2017

Microsoft will offer Azure, along with other cloud services, to users in Africa from data centers based in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2017

At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.

Eurobites: EU Votes to End Geoblocking on Streaming Services
News Analysis | 5/19/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: voice-recognition security fails the twin test; EU member states tweak proposals on network investment strategy; Russian banks shed no tears over WannaCry.

IBM: C-Suite Starting to See Blockchain Potential
Scott Ferguson | 5/19/2017

An IBM study finds that about a third of C-suite executives are using or considering blockchain as part of their technology plans.

Orange to Buy Systems Integrator in $69.7M Deal
News Analysis | 5/19/2017

Takeover will bolster the French's telco's business intelligence capabilities as it looks for growth outside the connectivity market.

WiCipedia: LL Awards, Tech Mom Returnships & How The Post Gets the Ladies
WiCipedia | 5/19/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: We celebrate our Leading Lights; tech careers for low-income moms; uncovering the visibility problem; and more.

AT&T to Flog Smart City Tech to Other Carriers
News Analysis | 5/18/2017

US carrier unveils plan to develop smart-city offerings that it will provide to other service providers.

AT&T's Donovan: Resistance to Change Is Futile
News Analysis | 5/18/2017

Speaking at BCE, the top AT&T exec says there's no downside for companies that transform themselves and adopt open source software and plenty of downside for those that don't.

Google's TPU Chips Beef Up Machine Learning
Scott Ferguson | 5/18/2017

Google plans to add its next-generation Tensor Processing Units to its Google Compute Engine as way of increasing the power of machine learning.

Process Automation Tops Carriers' Goals for NFV
News Analysis | 5/18/2017

Light Reading Founder Steve Saunders takes aim at open source and DevOps while pointing out that what carriers really want is automation.

Agent of Change: A Q&A With AT&T's John Donovan
LRTV Documentaries | 5/18/2017

Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.

BCE Service Provider Panel: The New Business Realities
LRTV Documentaries | 5/18/2017

For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.

Eurobites: Facebook Fined $122M for WhatsApp Fibs
News Analysis | 5/18/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice accused of jumping the gun on PT Portugal acquisition; Connected Baltics brings IoT to Estonia; Telefonica teams up with Project Loon in Peru.

VMware: How to Get the Most From Hybrid Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 5/18/2017

Hybrid cloud can help enterprises enhance agility, optimize cost, and increase innovation – if done right. VMware shares some pointers.

Beyond MANO: The Long Walk to Network Automation
News Analysis | 5/18/2017

Open source is still the way to go, says BCE panel.

Iliad Clobbers Rivals but Stock Takes a Hit
News Analysis | 5/18/2017

Iliad continues to grow at the expense of bigger rivals, but can it last? And what impact will a service launch in Italy have on the company's financials?

Net Neutrality: Before the Vote
News Analysis | 5/18/2017

Three things to know.

AT&T's Donovan: Women Adapt Faster Than Men
News Analysis | 5/18/2017

Donovan's organization leading AT&T's transformation has become more diverse recently because adaptation is critical, and he says women are better at it than men.

Cisco to Cut 1,100 More After a Down Q3
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

Another 1,100 jobs are getting the axe as Cisco reports yet another quarter of declining revenues.

Cisco Cutting 1,100 More Jobs, Forecasts Revenue Decline
Scott Ferguson | 5/17/2017

Cisco is still trying to restructure its business around cloud, security and software, but it's a rough road ahead as the company will cut another 1,100 jobs. It also forecast revenue losses next quarter.

Verizon on M&A: Who Needs a Cableco?
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

These are not the fiber strands you're looking for.

Enterprise Cloud Tortures Telcos
Wagner’s Ring | 5/17/2017

Enterprises demand the same flexibility from service provider networks that they're accustomed to getting in compute and storage from cloud providers. Service providers are challenged meeting that demand.

Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.

Enterprises Demand On-Demand Networks
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

Enterprises demand the same on-demand networking services from carriers that they're used to getting with compute and storage from Amazon and other hypercloud providers.

Cisco's Centoni Shares Guiding Career Themes
Que Sera Sarah | 5/17/2017

Being purposeful and choosing wisely, leveraging mentors, accepting feedback and sticking to her north star helped get Cisco GM Liz Centoni to where she is today.

Standardization Needs Room for Innovation
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

Carriers embracing standards need to be sure they're not smothering innovation.

Eurobites: MTN Goes LAA With Huawei & Qualcomm
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 splurges on small cells in London; Nokia trials public-safety innovations in Finland; Bouygues' numbers up.

SDN Means 'Speed Da Network' for Cloud Provider Navisite
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

In the cloud, network agility often lags compute and storage. Cloud provider Navisite is looking to fix that.

Mocana Lands $11M Funding for IoT Security
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

New round of funding brings IoT security company's total to $93.6 million.

Comcast Woos the Enterprise With SD-WAN
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

Comcast gets the enterprise cloud services bug.

BCE Service Provider Keynote: CenturyLink
LRTV Interviews | 5/16/2017

Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function.

CenturyLink CTO on Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 5/16/2017

The 80-year-old telco has already gone through several transformations, including every time it made an acquisition, but its purchase of Level 3 coupled with changes in technology and customer expectations necessitates its biggest transformation yet.

Intel GM: 5G Opens Up New Era for Women
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

By blending IT and telco and tying in new industries, 5G will have more women and opportunities for women than telco ever did, Intel's Caroline Chan tells WiC attendees.

NFV Woes Could Be Fixed With Service Models, BT Suggests
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

Sharing of service models industry-wide could aid NFV interoperability. BT has a few dozen and is willing to share, possibly through the New IP Agency.

IBM, Nutanix Bond Over Hyperconverged
Scott Ferguson | 5/16/2017

IBM and Nutanix are looking to make their own footprint in the hyperconverged cloud market with a new partnership.

CenturyLink CTO Updates on Transformation 'Journey'
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

As CenturyLink steps up its enterprise push with Level 3, Aamir Hussain tells the BCE crowd transforming its internal operations is a challenging, ongoing journey.

WannaCry Continues at a Slowed Pace
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

Hold off on that big sigh of relief. WannaCry isn't dead, yet.

Google Cloud Spanner Hits General Availability
Scott Ferguson | 5/16/2017

Cloud Spanner, Google's home-cooked database, is now generally available through the search company's public cloud.

ADVA Stuffs a Cloud Into Verizon's uCPE
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

OpenStack wasn't built for the customer edge, but Verizon's uCPE brings it there, with help from ADVA's Ensemble Controller.

3 Lessons for Building Cloud Services Teams
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

As the cloud changes business, IT leaders need to rethink how their teams are deployed. Here's why a 'cloud services team' is one answer worth considering.

Congratulations to WiC's Newest Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah | 5/16/2017

Women in Comms extends congratulations to the most inspiring woman of the year, Heather Kirksey, and female tech pioneer of the year, Nithya Ramanathan.

Console Connect Targets Cloud Lock-In
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

The company's CloudNexus network for enterprise cloud connectivity gains the capability for efficiently moving data between clouds, as well as new automation features.

Eurobites: Indian Write-Down Sends Vodafone to €6.1B Loss
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR has a pop at Orange; Sparkle adds providers to Sicily hub; cable M&A action in northern Spain; Nokia hired for Rwandan smart city project.

BSS Is BS, Says KPN Tech Boss
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

Billing systems are unnecessary, says KPN's CTO, despite the billions that have been invested in them.

Don't Miss Out on Being in Our T&M Survey
The Pediatrician | 5/16/2017

Have your say now about which test and measurement vendors should be included in the upcoming Market Leadership Study.

Edge Content Drives Telia Carrier Expansion
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

New routes and new PoPs in Milan help its customers push their content closer to the end users in multiple markets.

TM Forum Unveils New App to Aid Telco Transformation
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

The industry association hopes a new digital tool will improve the success rate of digital transformation projects.

Leading Lights 2017: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

Find out which companies have landed this year's Leading Lights Awards.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2017
LRTV Documentaries | 5/15/2017

Find out who made it into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.

AT&T Wants OCP to Consider uCPE Spec
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

Network operator asks to create team within OCP to develop a spec for CPE hardware on which virtualized network functions will run.

VMware Acquires Apteligent for Mobile App Management
Scott Ferguson | 5/15/2017

Following on its Wavefront acquisition, VMware is buying Apteligent to bolster its mobile application development capabilities across different clouds.

Site Visit: AT&T's Tel Aviv R&D Center
LRTV Interviews | 5/15/2017

Nir Shalom, general manager and VP of application development at AT&T Israel, talks about the key service developments undertaken at the AT&T R&D facility in Tel Aviv.

Most Innovative 5G Technology Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

Running down the vendors that made the new 5G strategy shortlist for Leading Lights.

Act on Your Intelligence With Amdocs aia!
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/15/2017

Amdocs CMO Gary Miles explains how communications service providers can seize the AI opportunity with Amdocs real-time digital intelligence platform.

Ericsson Eyes Takeovers to Bolster Digital Services Unit
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

Swedish vendor says it is thinking of takeovers that could make it the 'partner of choice' in the digital era, and aims for a 'tangible turnaround' at its digital services business next year.

Charter Cited in Skinny Bundle Talks – Report
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

A recent content deal with AMC may be the precursor to a new skinny-bundle streaming service from Charter.

Apple Quietly Acquires Machine Learning Specialist Lattice Dark
Scott Ferguson | 5/15/2017

Apple's latest acquisition, Lattice Dark, is using machine learning and AI to unlock 'dark' data.

Digital Transformation, by the Numbers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/15/2017

The 2017 GCI ratings, which are used to compare digital transformation activity in different countries, hold some surprising results.

Canonical Doubles Down on Enterprise Cloud, IoT
Scott Ferguson | 5/15/2017

As Canonical prepares to make a bigger run at cloud and IoT, the head of its cloud business says the company is starting to grow up.

CenturyLink Beefs Up SAP Support
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

New managed offering, developed with Cisco, makes it easier for enterprises who want to migrate to SAP Hana to do so.

Logtel CEO: Making Sense of IoT
LRTV Interviews | 5/15/2017

Jacques Bensimon, founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based training and consultancy Logtel, talks about the need to make IoT more than just a buzzword.

Land Rover Jaguar: 'Driven by IT'
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

From virtual reality to autonomous cars, IT is driving change at Land Rover Jaguar and the entire automotive industry.

Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.

It's Time to Focus on One-Way Network Delays
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/15/2017

While service providers have traditionally relied on tracking two-way latency issues on their networks, switching to a superior one-way measurement approach would be far more effective.

Eurobites: Vodafone Shifts $2.6B Stake From Safaricom to Vodacom
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sophos soars in wake of WannaCry attack; T-Mobile rolls out NB-IoT network in the Netherlands; Brussels approves Broadcom's Brocade acquisition.

Network Visibility Architectures: One Size Does Not Fit All
Column | 5/15/2017

New and exciting methods of automation - whether virtualization, the cloud, IoT or even best practices like network segmentation - tend to emphasize innovation over visibility. As such, networks develop blind spots that mask network problems and even faulty devices.

AT&T Wavers on OpenStack Commitment
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

Senior executive raises doubts after flagging interest in using microservices and containers as part of AT&T's NFV deployment.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/14/2017

Check out which companies made this year's Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service (Fixed/Carrier Ethernet/Optical) shortlist and why.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider)
News Analysis | 5/14/2017

Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider) shortlist and why.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis | 5/14/2017

Check out which companies made this year's Company of the Year (Public) shortlist and why.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/13/2017

Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor shortlist and why.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis | 5/13/2017

Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
News Analysis | 5/13/2017

Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.

Global Ransomware Attack Strikes 70K Systems (& Counting)
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

A wave of ransomware attacks based on a Shadow Brokers vulnerability strikes Telefonica and organizations worldwide.

Netcracker Unveils 2-Speed OSS/Orchestration
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

Latest software release promises to advance digital services faster by decoupling them from legacy operations.

Broadcasters Are the New TV Bundlers
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

If content is king, content aggregation is a powerful queen.

Orange Zest in UK Bucks Wider Enterprise Slump
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

The small UK and Irish unit of Orange Business Services continues to grow despite difficult conditions in Europe's enterprise market.

T-Mobile, Sprint Restart Merger Talks – Report
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

Speculation about a tie-up triggers rise in share price of Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's German owner, during afternoon trading.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Deployment Strategy (Network/Data Center Operator)
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

Check out which companies made this year's NFV deployment award shortlist and why.

Augmented Reality Gets to Work
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

It's not just for fun and games – virtual reality and augmented reality have potential to increase productivity.

Dude Plays 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on Weird Homemade Marimba at Dell EMC World
Wagner’s Ring | 5/12/2017

Seriously. Check out the video.

Eurobites: Velcom Brings NB-IoT to Belarus
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK virtual reality firm wins investment from SoftBank; Starman launches 10G network in Estonia; EU approves job-search aid for former Nokia workers.

Germany to Get 'Strong Fourth Player' With UI's Drillisch Takeover
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

Deal to create bigger player with both fixed and mobile capabilities could add to competitive pressure on Germany's network operators.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

Everyone's an NFV vendor, it seems, but ADVA, Huawei, Netcracker and Versa showed a little something extra this past year.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative New Cable Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

Benu Networks, Calix, Casa Systems, Exfo, Nokia and Verimatrix make this year's shortlist with standout cable products or services.

WiCipedia: Queen of Code, Female VCs & STEM Expectations
WiCipedia | 5/12/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: Grace Hopper picture book is released; Israeli girls study more but expect less; female VCs come out on top; and more.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

Check out which companies made this year's components award shortlist and why.

Sprint CTO: Don't Forget About Gigabit LTE
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

Gigabit LTE and more are coming to NOLA and major markets, starting this year, John Law promises.

Viva Tel Aviv: From Here to Ethernity
Shades of Ray | 5/11/2017

I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.

Ericsson North American Lead Leaves Abruptly
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

Rima Qureshi, the company's North American leader and the point person for the Ciscosson partnership, abruptly departs to 'pursue another opportunity.'

Altice Hopes Hubs Will Move Needle
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

Faced with stiffer competition from telco and satellite TV rivals in its US markets, Altice is betting that its upcoming rollout of video gateways will help cut churn and stoke new video sub growth.

CableLabs Takes On Network Virtualization
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

The cable association is eyeing the development of new interfaces in a virtualized cable access network.

Cisco Buying AI Specialist MindMeld for $125M
Scott Ferguson | 5/11/2017

Cisco is looking to add some AI flavor to its collaboration products.

Verizon Buys Straight Path for $3.1B, Beating AT&T to 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

Verizon wins Straight Path's nationwide 5G spectrum for $3.1B.

Royal Bank of Scotland Banks On Cloud
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

After a tough few years of financial crises and service outages, RBS is looking to IT and cloud to help drive transformation.

AI Is Coming for Highly Skilled Jobs, Too
Scott Ferguson | 5/11/2017

It now appears that getting that advanced degree is pointless after all. A Gartner report finds AI can take jobs in medicine and law as well as IT.

Mobile Operators & Healthcare: A Short-Term or Long-Term Opportunity?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/11/2017

Healthcare could be a goldmine for mobile operators, but they will need to do it right.

Eurobites: Content Costs Drag on Telefónica's Q1
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's first quarter is a game of two halves; Openreach consults with CSPs on broadband future; GEANT network draws on Dimension Data; Telia concern over Kazakhistan's snooping strategy.

BT Cuts 4% of Jobs, Plans Global Services Overhaul
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

Planned job cuts and restructuring could force the UK's fixed-line incumbent to increase its focus on digital transformation.

DT Gets Familiar Earnings Boost From US Biz
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

German operator sees healthy growth in sales and earnings thanks to the continued progress of T-Mobile US, but registers marginal improvements in Germany and Europe.

FCC Net Neutrality Backlash Begins
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

It doesn't match the uproar over, say, the president firing the head of the FBI, but the FCC is getting its share of criticism and activist response over changes to the telecom regulatory regime.

Calix & Radisys Bring R-CORD to Market
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

Companies team on commercial solution for open source-based CORD, and say Tier 1 operators are already on board.

Microsoft Azure Beefs Up Cloud-Based Database Support
Scott Ferguson | 5/10/2017

Microsoft is rolling out its own cloud database called Azure Cosmos DB, and offering support for open source databases MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative SDN/SD-WAN Products & Deployment
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

Vendors gear up with big SDN ideas, while carriers focus on the more pinpoint deployment of SD-WAN.

Versa Branches Out SD-WAN Offering
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

Versa announced the expansion of its SD-WAN platform to include new security functions, support of WiFi, Ethernet and LTE and third-party VNF hosting.

Big Data Analytics Improves Planning for Broadband Projects
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2017

Big data analytics can predict each potential customer's interest in specific services and tiers, price sensitivity, budget, propensity to switch service providers, susceptibility to special offers -- and thus their value as a customer.

Facebook, Airtel to Set Up 20K WiFi Hotspots in India
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

Social networking giant and India's biggest operator team up on a WiFi project.

Tel Aviv: A Hub of Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2017

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.

Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2017

Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.

Telefónica Enters SD-WAN Fray With Nuage Deal
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

Spanish operator picks Nuage as SD-WAN supplier and plots service launch in Spain later this year.

Payphone? What's a Payphone?
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

Tech business consultant Jordan Howard inadvertently became an example of what she was trying to describe when she forgot the word for 'payphone.'

Is There Still a Role for Active Test in NFV Assurance?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2017

A combination of both active and passive test provides a clear picture of end-to-end real-time service monitoring and long-term trend analysis.

Rackspace Getting Used to Turmoil
Scott Ferguson | 5/10/2017

While at the OpenStack Summit to help promote the platform it helped create, Rackspace's CTO addressed changes within the company's leadership.

Selecting a Prime Integrator for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2017

When you need one throat to choke, it has to be the right throat.

Sprint Plans 2.5GHz-Based 5G Launch in 2019
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

US operator is collaborating with owner SoftBank and chipmaker Qualcomm on the development of 5G technologies based on the 2.5GHz band.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Dividend Cut Prompts Shares Dive
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple buys Finnish sleep-tracking startup; Vodafone's pager deal off the table; cloud services for healthcare; Virgin Vooms into Manchester.

IBM Brings Data Science Experience to Private Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 5/10/2017

Originally launched for public cloud, IBM has now created a version of its Data Science Experience for private cloud deployments.

Heavy Reading Launches a Security Market Tracker
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2017

As increasing numbers of telecom operators venture into the managed security space, Heavy Reading has launched a new research service that monitors and analyzes this emerging sector.

Telcos Digging In on Open Source NFV
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

At NFV World Congress, BT, Orange and Telefonica recount their progress and stress that open source success is a participation sport.

Liberty Global 'Reboots' Project Lightning
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

After hitting a 'road bump' with UK cable new-build in Q1, Liberty Global revamps Project Lightning management team and slows down project in the near term.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Cloud Service
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

Three companies – AT&T, Digital Realty and Telstra – made the shortlist with very different services.

T-Mobile's 2020 Plan Piles Pressure on Europe's 5G Players
Morris Lore | 5/9/2017

T-Mobile's ambitious scheme appears to extend America's 5G lead over Europe, but is it all just bluster?

Verizon Readies Its Universal CPE
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

The Universal CPE, driven by OpenStack and off-the-shelf hardware, should help Verizon deliver virtual services straight to the enterprise.

IoT Couldn't Help the Atlanta Falcons, but It Can Help You
Scott Ferguson | 5/9/2017

The latest Enterprise Cloud News webinar is all about IoT and cloud.

GE Gets Healthy With OpenStack, Remote Managed Private Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 5/9/2017

GE is using a combination of OpenStack and a new service called remote managed private cloud to help the company with healthcare.

How Dell Absorbed EMC Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

Dell described how it will use assets from its traditional business and last year's EMC acquisition to address the enterprise cloud market.

Eurobites: Nokia Smartens Up Its Birthplace
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia soups up Jeddah sports stadium; smart meter deal in Norway; BT calls for IoT entries; Ericsson's orchestral maneuver.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

With six vendors on the shortlist, the shortlisted innovations in this category range from smart city technologies to embedded security systems.

Michael Dell: We're Seeing Public Cloud 'Boomerang Effect'
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

Companies that go all in on public cloud are missing out on optimization and efficiency, says Dell Technologies honcho. Of course he has to say that.

Gigamon Becomes Hedge Fund Elliott's Latest Target
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

Gigamon shares climb 18% on news that an activist hedge fund Elliott Management has amassed a whopping 15% stake.

OpenStack Foundation Fires Back at Critics
Scott Ferguson | 5/8/2017

With some criticism coming in as of late, the OpenStack Foundation kicked off its annual summit with a defense of the platform, as well as outlining some changes for the future.

How About a Las Vegas Photowalk Before Dell EMC World?
Slide Shows | 5/8/2017

No drones, darling.

Dell EMC Places Big Bets on Hyperconverged in Vegas
Scott Ferguson | 5/8/2017

As the Dell EMC World show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, the company is betting on hyperconverged infrastructure as its ticket to cloud customers.

Comcast & Charter Seal Wireless Pact
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

The quiet period is over.

CenturyLink's Data Centers Get a New Spin at Cyxtera
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

New firm, led by Terremark's former CEO, combines CenturyLink's global data center footprint with four security software specialists, sets goal of integrated services.

Straight Path Gets $3.1B Revised Bid From Unnamed Buyer
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

The spectrum holder says AT&T has three days to top the offer, widely believed to be from Verizon.

Comcast 'X1 of the Internet' Arrives
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

Xfinity xFi is a managed home WiFi experience, bringing with it the industry's first DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with integrated WiFi.

Employees & the Cloud: 3 Ways to Nurture IT Talent
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

The cloud is changing the enterprise, as well the employees who work within it. It's time to change the way your business develops and nurtures its IT talent.

Liberty Global Cuts Targets on UK Weakness
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

Cable giant blames weak customer spending and greater marketing expenditure in the UK for its revised forecast but expects conditions to improve later in the year.

Eurobites: BT's Soccer Supremo Leaves the Field
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional report: German firms plan to make online purchasing safer and more secure; new boss for Telenor's Bangladesh unit; "near real time" web surveillance proposed in UK.

Seizing the Enterprise Market Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/8/2017

With many larger firms now seeking cloud-based commercial services, service providers have a unique chance to make new inroads and capture greater market share.

Registration Has Its Privileges
The Pediatrician | 5/8/2017

There are not many things you can achieve in around 45 seconds: registering on the Pedias is one of them.

ITP Offers Apprenticeships to Boost Women in Telecom
Mentor Monday | 5/8/2017

CEO Crissi Williams is leading the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) in its apprenticeship program to help attract more qualified women to the telecom industry.

Google Puts Cloud-Native NFV to the Test in India
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Google says its Railwire project is evidence that microservices and a cloud-native approach can work for carrier services.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Service Provider)
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Our short list for the most innovative IoT/M2M strategy service provider includes a mainstream network operator, the world's biggest maker of Internet Protocol network equipment, a smart grid specialist and a 'digital agriculture' hub.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Video/Multimedia Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Akamai, Cisco, Harmonic, Net insight, Nokia, SK Telecom and SoftAtHome make this year's short list with new video services.

CenturyLink Revs Up Enterprise Engine
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Post-merger with Level 3, carrier will be heavily focused on enterprise business including managed IT, but can it compete?

3GPP Starts Study on 5G NR Spectrum Sharing
Column | 5/5/2017

Unlicensed spectrum will help the 3GPP's 5G specification proliferate.

Domino's Cloud Service Switches Off Lawn Sprinklers for Delivery Guy
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

At Domino's, PaaS stands for pizza-as-a-service.

Tough Start to 2017 for Infinera
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Optical vendor is still suffering from pricing pressure and customers' capex constraints.

The Cable Show That Wasn't
MariNation | 5/5/2017

The 'Near Future' is a little disheartening.

UK's Gigaclear Gets £111M in Funding for Rural Broadband
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Rural broadband upstart sees demand for much faster, fiber-based connectivity across rural parts of the UK.

From Virtualization to Cloudification
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/5/2017

Virtualization and cloudification (or cloud computing) are often used interchangeably but they are different concepts.

Eurobites: Vivendi Tightens Its Grip on Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Euro firms complain about the Internet's gatekeepers; Denmark's TDC has flat Q1; Salt peppers Switzerland with 4G.

Verizon Hides User Apps With New SDP Service
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Verizon offers a new SDP service to enhance customer application security.

OpenStack's Dead & Mirantis Dumped It? Not According to Vodafone
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Vodafone will use Mirantis OpenStack for its Vodafone Ocean cloud.

Indian M&A: And Then There Were 5?
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

India's rapidly changing telecom market is likely to feature five new-look big players by the end of the year.

WiCipedia: 'Ladyboss,' Femtech & Diversity at Slack
WiCipedia | 5/5/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: A new music video puts the lady in boss; products by and for women raise moola; Slack releases a lackluster diversity report; and more.

Reading the OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/5/2017

The B/OSS market is likely to undergo significant change in the coming years, driven by the move to network virtualization and the transformation of CSPs into digital service providers.

Sprint's Next Trick? They Call It a 'Magic Box'
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

No, it won't saw your cellphone bill in half, but it could improve LTE coverage in your home and neighborhood.

CenturyLink Preps for OTT Plunge
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

Big US telco plans to launch its 'skinnier bundle' service in several markets this summer and then roll it out throughout its regions by year-end.

SevOne, Red Hat Team on NFV Service Assurance
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

Companies announce combination of SevOne's service assurance system with Red Hat's NFVi.

T-Mobile 5G Plan Could Drive Capex to Record Highs
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

The cost of rolling out a nationwide 5G network in less than two years could drive capital intensity to an all-time high.

Arris Soft, but Still Strong in Q1
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

Arris shared some interesting tidbits on the future of its cable products as the company beat analyst expectations for both revenue and earnings in Q1.

Cisco Buys Analytics Assets From Saggezza
Scott Ferguson | 5/4/2017

Cisco is moving deeper into cloud and analytics, and has acquired assets and people from Saggezza to fortify these plans.

Dell EMC Brings Its Hybrid Cloud to Azure Stack
Scott Ferguson | 5/4/2017

Dell EMC is looking to bring its hybrid cloud offerings to Microsoft's new Azure Stack as the two companies eye the enterprise data center.

Mirantis Sails Into Vodafone Ocean
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

UK-based operator picks Mirantis as its OpenStack vendor, citing the company's ability to work in a multivendor environment as critical to its choice.

Eurobites: Nokia Cuts 3% of Finnish Workforce
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia soups up WiFi for Swisscom; Telenor reports flat first quarter; Imagination starts dispute resolution process with Apple; data revenues rise at MTN.

Cloud & Hosting Outpacing Traditional IT Spending – Report
Scott Ferguson | 5/4/2017

Enterprises of all sizes are expected to spend more on cloud and hosting services than on overall IT in 2017, according to a new survey.

Cattaneo Spearheads Telecom Italia Revival
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

Italian operator flags continued progress on the sales and profitability fronts under the leadership of Flavio Cattaneo.

Collaboration Is Critical for 5G Network Slicing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/4/2017

Here are three key areas where the industry needs to collaborate to make network slicing commercially viable.

First AWS, Now Microsoft Cloud; Who's Next?
Column | 5/4/2017

Outages are inevitable, but how can we deal with them better?

Rackspace CEO Rhodes Hits the Road
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Rhodes is taking a gig as CEO of an unnamed smaller company, as Rackspace President Jeff Cotten steps in as acting CEO.

Son & Sprint Talk Mergers, Trump & 5G
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Softbank's CEO Masa Son joined Sprint on its fiscal Q4 call as the operator posted a narrowed net loss.

Does Facebook Have a Code for Gender Bias?
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Study finds code by female engineers is rejected more often, but Facebook says it's a factor of rank, raising the question of if females are promoted as fast as male engineers.

Is T-Mobile's 5G Plan Just a Pipe Dream?
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Deploying a nationwide 5G network in less than two years, in a country as big as the US, is not for the faint-hearted. Enter T-Mobile's John Legere.

Aparna Launches Its Cloud-in-a-Box
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

The former CEO of Amber Networks and Matisse Networks is back with a cloud-like appliance that he insists is not the same as hyperconverged infrastructure.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Six companies made the finals in this competitive category of Leading Lights 2017.

Frontier Cuts Dividend, Seeks Salvation
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Still smarting from its botched takeover of three Verizon wireline systems last year, Frontier slashes shareholder dividend as it aims to reduce its heavy debt load.

Hulu Live Launches in Beta
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

But will it make money?

Cloud Delivers Jolt for Jordanian Power Company
Scott Ferguson | 5/3/2017

In Jordan, JEPCO is the main supplier of electricity to homes and businesses. Now, the company is looking to see whether the cloud can deliver a new level of service to its customers.

Eurobites: Actility Buys Geolocation Firm to Boost IoT Offer
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO and GSMA call for more ambition from EU on 5G; Ericsson's credit rating cut; Swisscom stands still in Q1; 4G in the UK; Kudelski completes on DVnor acquisition.

Cloud Drives Infosys Plan to Bring 10K Jobs To US
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

In the face of criticism from President Donald Trump that Infosys and other outsourcing firms are taking jobs from Americans, Infosys plans to open four tech and innovation hubs in the US, starting in Indiana.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Five companies have made the shortlist for an award that is all about the shape of things to come.

IBM Scoops Up Cloud Assets From Verizon
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

IBM is using Verizon assets to build out its strategic cloud business.

Verizon Ditches Enterprise Cloud in IBM Deal
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

Verizon sees no blue skies ahead for its enterprise cloud business, sells the unit off to IBM.

T-Mobile Promises 'Nationwide' 5G in 2020 With New Spectrum
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

T-Mobile's plan for 5G in 2020 isn't new but using 600MHz for the network is a fresh twist.

NIA Makes It a Working Birthday
The Pediatrician | 5/2/2017

May is proving to be the busiest month.

Could LTE-M Torpedo NB-IoT?
Morris Lore | 5/2/2017

The biggest challenge to NB-IoT might come from another 3GPP standard that vendors are positioning as a 'complementary' technology.

Charter Remains Cautious as Earnings Lag
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

Charter is still feeling the pinch from integrating Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, but it's not planning any drastic changes in strategy.

The NIA Can Help Make NFV a Success
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

An NIA board member outlines his best practices for leveraging NFV in an effective, customer-friendly way. Working with key players to establish interoperability is 'invaluable' for the development of realistic applications and test cases.

Data Center Deals Not Slowing Managed Services Push
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

CenturyLink and Verizon both completed sales of data centers this week but say they will now be resellers of what they once owned.

MEF Leaps Into SDN-NFV Skills Fray
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

New Third Network Professional Certification Framework promises training and certification in NFV, SDN, orchestration and more.

Docker Replaces Golub With SAP Vet as CEO
Scott Ferguson | 5/2/2017

Docker is switching leaders with former SAP executive Steve Singh taking over for Ben Golub, as it faces stiff competition from Kubernetes.

Red Hat Looks to Take the Pain From Kubernetes & Containers
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

In a bid to broaden its appeal, Red Hat introduced OpenShift.io, a free online development environment to simplify Kubernetes and containers.

RJio & the Profitability Challenge
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

India's newest operator will have to capture about 200 million customers and keep a close eye on spending to achieve profitability.

Rackspace CTO Talks Cloud, OpenStack & the Power of Small Groups
Scott Ferguson | 5/2/2017

As CTO of Rackspace, John Engates is helping steer the company through several changes, including its transformation to a private company, its relationship to OpenStack and the challenges posed by the cloud.

Eurobites: UK's 3 Plans Fixed-Wireless Rollout
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight less than fully satisfied with Q1 results; Nokia upgrades Cosmote backhaul in Greece; BT completes trading-floor comms acquisition.

Service Management for the Telco Cloud
Column | 5/2/2017

The arrival of NFV and IoT is driving a greater need for Service Quality Management (SQM) capabilities, argues Sandeep Raina.

Cisco Looks to $610M Viptela Acquisition to Simplify SD-WAN
News Analysis | 5/1/2017

Viptela provides cloud-based SD-WAN that's designed to be easy to manage, complementing Cisco's existing IWAN and Meraki SD-WAN services.

Cisco Snaps Up Viptela
News Analysis | 5/1/2017

In what surely isn't the last SD-WAN startup buy, Cisco plunks down $610 million to add a rival's technology to its portfolio.

Together, We Can Build the Telecom 'App Store'
From the Founder | 5/1/2017

The time has come for a telecom app store to save the industry.

Dish's Satellite TV Business Is Crumbling
News Analysis | 5/1/2017

Can Dish make money from its wireless spectrum before its satellite TV business collapses?

Uptime: Most Apps Still Live in Enterprise Data Centers
Scott Ferguson | 5/1/2017

The Uptime Institute has released its annual data center report, which finds that despite all the cloud talk, most business apps remain in-house.

The Future of Tech Is Coming: Are You Ready?
Que Sera Sarah | 5/1/2017

Join Women in Comms on May 15 in Austin to discuss the future of tech, how to plan your career for it and much more with some of the industry's top female executives.

Linux Wants to 'Harmonize' Open Source & Standards
News Analysis | 5/1/2017

Open source group lays out initial strategy for bringing together multiple open source projects with SDOs to advance NFV and SDN.

The Title II Capex Argument Is Ridiculous
MariNation | 5/1/2017

Network investment spending continues to rise.

Readying the Cloud for 5G
Column | 5/1/2017

An updated architecture, new approach to software and the ability to launch new services will give telcos a successful path to 5G within the next few years.

DOCSIS 3.1 & Fiber Deep Top Cable's List
News Analysis | 5/1/2017

Almost 30% of poll respondents said rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 should be the biggest priority for cable this year, while an equal number picked extending fiber deeper into the access network.

Seven-Plus Risks & Barriers to Cloud Migration
News Analysis | 5/1/2017

Failure to plan strategically and siloed execution are among the pitfalls that can handicap cloud deployments, according to practitioners responsible for some of the biggest cloud deployments around.

How a Consulting Firm Brings Cloud Lessons to Clients
Scott Ferguson | 5/1/2017

As a consulting firm, Peloton has 100% in the cloud – and now it is sharing its experience of the process to clients.

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