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Telefónica's OnLife Is Growing Long in the Tooth

The Spanish operator's ambitious OnLife project is now in field trials with residential and enterprise customers – and several use cases already look compelling.

Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It

The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.

WiCipedia: Tech's Litigation 'Wake-Up Call' & Gates Donates $1B for Gender Equality

This week in our WiC roundup: Lawsuits may be tech's 'wake-up call'; coming out as trans in tech; Melinda Gates dedicates cash for a cause; and more.

SUSE Dumps OpenStack

The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.

MyRepublic: 'Redefining the Economics of Telco'

Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.

Vodafone CEO 'Fast Tracks' OpenRAN in Challenge to Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia

One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.

At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology

Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.

Telcos Must Get More Enterprising in 5G

A new study from BearingPoint shows that CSPs have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to appeal to enterprise customers.

WiCipedia: Tech's Tipping Point, Speaking Up & Surging STEM Job Applicants

This week in our WiC roundup: Tech jobs at non-tech companies; speaking up at work; STEM jobs might not require tech-specific college degrees, and more.

Bigleaf Receives Divine Inspiration for SMB SD-WAN

Bigleaf provides cloud-based SD-WAN as a service for small businesses with big connectivity needs, inspired by a conversation with a church IT director.

Facebook's TIP Is Desperate to Add Friends

Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.

Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters Looks Ahead

Gunnar Peters from Spectrum Enterprise discusses how the company listens to customers and decides what services to offer next.

Mentor Spotlight: MATRIXX's Founder on 5G's 'Tremendous' Impact for Women in Comms

MATRIXX's Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis says 5G will enable the creation of many new opportunities in the telecom industry, especially around microservices, networking, automation and security.

Why AT&T's Latest Open Source Contribution Matters

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

Wealth of Job Opportunities for Women in 5G Era Is 'Mind Boggling'

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

Ericsson Expects $1B US Fine for Corruption, Warns Non-US Investigations May Follow

The Swedish vendor could suffer reputational damage in connection with a global corruption scandal.

After Pan-Net Blunders, DT Embarks on Journey to 5G Core

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

Migrating OSS/BSS to the Public Cloud

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

WiCipedia: WiC Hits the Road in Dallas & Apple Event Makes (Some) Diversity Headway

This week in our WiC roundup: Board diversification demands go worldwide; Apple event makes some headway on diversity efforts; AnitaB.org moves the gender equality needle, and more.

GSMA Warns Against Fragmentation of Digital Economy Rules

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

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