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Akamai outage is latest warning about Internet dependency

A small number of companies, most of them based in America, now play host to critical systems used globally.

Podcast: Is the hyperscaler and telco relationship parasitic or symbiotic?

Orange Silicon Valley COO Gabriel Sidhom examines how the dynamic between hyperscalers and traditional service providers is changing.

India is in the midst of a data center boom

The market is booming on the back of ever-growing data consumption and legal data localization requirements – as Google announces a cluster of data centers.

With $15B purchase, Yuan Zooms into call centers

Zoom buys cloud call center business Five9 for $15 billion, eyeing a new market for its Zoom Phones and Rooms.

The telco-cloud trend continues as Bell Canada, Google wed

Bell Canada says it's 'shifting critical workloads' to Google Cloud, which has also nabbed the UK's Vodafone and Spain's Telefónica.

Don't crown Big Tech the global comms kings just yet

What if we looked at the recent telco cloud deals through Roseboro-tinted glasses?

NEC sends 5G to the cloud with Microsoft

Japanese supplier will also migrate 11,000 employees worldwide onto the Azure platform.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 9

Last week's telecom news highlights included some revealing numbers about the annual MWC Barcelona event, the US government walking back an unprecedented cloud computing contract for its defense systems, and a whimsical story about 5G-connected, remote controlled cars in Las Vegas, where the high temperature on July 12 will be 113 Fahrenheit.

WhatsApp under fire in EU over consumer rights

European Consumer Organisation complains that WhatsApp has been pressuring users to accept new terms that are far from transparent.

Lumen takes Microsoft Azure partnership to the edge

Lumen says customers of both companies will be able to run Microsoft Azure services closer to the data source by utilizing Lumen's edge computing services.

Infovista takes Ipanema SD-WAN cloud native

The vendor is still finding it difficult to make headway against SD-WAN incumbents such as Cisco and VMware.

Telecom embraces Big Tech as political winds shift

Companies like AT&T and Dish Network are putting their core network operations into the Big Tech cloud at the same time that Republicans and Democrats are uniting in their anger at FAANG.

Four big questions about the AT&T, Microsoft cloud deal

A longtime market watcher reacts to the new AT&T and Microsoft cloud arrangement with a measure of surprise and a few more questions.

Force no longer with Microsoft as DoD scraps $10B JEDI contract

A statement issued by the Pentagon points to concern about reliance on a single supplier as well as the shortage of cloud options.

Doxxer rebellion: US tech firms threaten Hong Kong exit

US tech heavyweights have warned planned anti-doxxing laws in Hong Kong may drive them from the city because of 'disproportionate and unnecessary' penalties.

Podcast: More pitches be crazy!

Light Reading's editors are premium targets for PR firms and marketing experts all across the media landscape. But not all story ideas make it from the inbox to the front page.

AT&T has locked itself into a risky affair with Microsoft

Extricating itself from a single-supplier deal to run its core network in the public cloud could be a challenge if the relationship turns sour.

AT&T to offload 5G into Microsoft's cloud

Microsoft plans to acquire AT&T's cloud technology, and to hire hundreds of AT&T's cloud technicians. In return, AT&T will be able to put its networking operations into Azure.

AWS 'many years' behind in cloud mobile, says Rakuten CTO

The man responsible for the industry's most state-of-the-art telecom network takes aim at the public cloud.

MWC Bites: ZTE's T-shirt, DT goes green, glorious Technicolor

We're halfway there. Catch up with us on Mobile World Congress. Here's what we didn't get to – and some links to the things we did.

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