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Eurobites: Trump Blows His Top at Boris Over Huawei – Report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tells Nokia to shape up; Orange to spend €1.5 billion on retraining exercise; Cellnex boosts coverage at Etihad Stadium.

Taking the Operators' Pulse on SD-WANs: Visibility, Security & Simplicity

Light Reading/Heavy Reading and MEF have teamed up once again to launch a global SD-WAN Strategies Survey focused specifically on the opportunities for managed SD-WAN services offered by network operators to enterprise customers.

Verizon's Network Strategy for the Super Bowl Includes 4G, 5G and... WiFi?

Verizon's customers at this weekend's Super Bowl will be automatically connected to the venue's WiFi network – noteworthy considering Verizon's emphasis on its 4G and 5G offerings.

VMware confirms 'workforce rebalancing' – that's corporate-speak for 'layoffs'

The company would not say how many people got walking papers, though it did say the number is fewer than the 1,250 positions it has open.

Apstra Shakes Things Up as Cheriton Takes Over as CEO

David Cheriton, co-founder, director and lead investor, becomes the CEO, taking over from co-founder Mansour Karam, who is still active in day-to-day leadership.

Facebook Engineering Boss Parikh Exits, but Open Networking Lives On

Under Jay Parikh's ten-year leadership, Facebook built one of the most sophisticated data and networking infrastructures in the world, and collaborated with telcos on open networking.

Can 128T & SoftBank Spark a Sea Change for SD-WAN?

128 Technology, a startup founded by the founders and former officers of Acme Packet, aims to separate from the herd with a novel approach to SD-WAN by utilizing session-based routing.

Juniper Returns to Growth – No Thanks to Service Providers

The service provider business is 'challenged,' but declines 'began to moderate,' says CEO Rami Rahim. So, um, yay?

Arista Buys SDN Pioneer Big Switch 'For a Song' – Sources

Formerly glam SDN startup does the walk of shame.

Podcast: Don't Call Us an SD-WAN Provider – Cato Networks

Cato says simple SD-WAN doesn't cut it anymore for enterprise customers, who need SD-WAN combined with security, mobile and cloud connectivity, delivered over the cloud. It's all about a new industry buzzword: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

VMware Extends Its SD-WAN Tentacles With Nyansa Acquisition

VMware will acquire networking startup to extend SD-WAN optimization to the LAN, helping service providers build enterprise business.

CenturyLink Inks $1.6B Networking Deal With US Interior Department

SD-WAN, multicloud connectivity and security services are among the technologies CenturyLink will bring to bear for the agency's more than 65,000 employees, 280,000 volunteers and 2,400 operating locations.

Equinix Expands to 'Emerging True Edge' With Packet Acquisition

Packet will enable Equinix to go beyond its traditional data center footprint to put compute in central offices, tower basestations and other edge locations.

Equinix acquires Packet for bare metal edge automation

Packet provides Equinix with beefed up multicloud and edge services for enterprise customers.

flexiWAN Offers Escape From SD-WAN Black Box

Startup flexiWAN debuts customizable, open source SD-WAN software, to give service providers an alternative to reselling the same SD-WAN services as everybody else.

Masergy Shines a Light on Shadow IT Security Threats

Masergy's Shadow IT Discovery service tracks 4,300 SaaS applications and provides insight into the risk level these applications present to customers' network security.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

VMware Closes $2.7B Pivotal Acquisition

The acquisition is a big step in VMware's march from virtual machines to containers.

Axel Clauberg Quits DT to Join AWS

Prominent next-generation networking executive leaves Deutsche Telekom to join Amazon Web Services (AWS).

SD-WAN: It's Not Just for Scrooges Anymore

SD-WAN has emerged as the essential glue connecting services running in the public cloud, as well as emerging 5G and Internet of Things applications.

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