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Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards: Finalists coming soon

Light Reading is still narrowing down its shortlist of finalists for the 2022 Leading Lights awards.

Ukraine telecom commissioner appeals for more equipment

Liliia Malon highlights the country's most pressing equipment needs and encourages donors to take advantage of a new Digital Tech Hub, which makes logistics easier.

Microsoft aims to dislodge AWS as 'preferred provider' to telcos

The Seattle-based software giant has been busy acquiring expertise, not learning at customers' expense, says the CTO of its telecom business.

Rakuten Mobile's Tareq Amin: Symware celebration

Tareq Amin, CEO of Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Symphony, discusses how he got Symware from being a reference architecture to a shipping product, with plans to deploy 30,000 units in Rakuten Mobile's network in Japan.

The Notebook Dump: Chips and salsa for the win

Light Reading editors Kelsey Ziser, Mike Dano and Phil Harvey sign off from MWC with a ten-minute informal recap of the work week ended September 30.

Debating the role of hyperscalers in 5G

Mike Murphy is North American CTO for Ericsson, a top 5G vendor. He has a team figuring out the intersection of telecom and hyperscale cloud providers.

How Ericsson has been cleaning up its BSS mess

After the disaster that was Revenue Manager, the Swedish vendor has rethought its approach and its portfolio amid a broader restructuring.

China telco cloud is soaring on fresh govt, enterprise demand

With new state-backed investors China Telecom's Tianyi Cloud unit seeks a spinoff or IPO.

It's game over for Google's Stadia

Google will issue refunds on Stadia hardware and games but stressed it's 'deeply committed to gaming.' That promise connects with a new product called Immersive Stream for Games that counts AT&T as a customer.

At MWC, AWS trumpets momentum in pursuit of telecom business

AWS wants telecom operators of all shapes and sizes to put their operations into its cloud, and Ishwar Parulkar, the company's chief technologist for telecom, said it is making progress.

Public cloud holds perils, and don't expect an 'open' RAN with it

The deeper an operator goes into a public cloud, the harder it may be to get out of it.

Orange's Mousnier-Lompre kicks off latest enterprise overhaul

Appointed to the top job at Orange Business Services this year, the former soccer professional aims to score big in cloud, data and cybersecurity.

Telcos have no easy escape from public cloud lock-in

As the telecom industry's reliance on the public cloud continues to grow, so does the risk of being tied to one provider.

India proposes far-reaching changes in telecom regulations

India proposes sweeping changes, including bringing OTTs under licensing and limiting the regulator's power, through the draft Telecom Bill 2022.

Cloud and hosted UC services outpace growth on-premise

Spending for on-premise and cloud collaboration services grew 8% year-over-year (YoY) for Q2 2022, and hit nearly $15 billion per quarter.

Eurobites: Orange teams up with Netskope for security at the edge

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb brings connectivity to superyachts; the digital divide and what to do about it; Iran blocks the Internet.

DTW 2022: Telecom fear and loathing in Copenhagen

The telecom industry revealed its hopes and fears about change and the cloud at the TM Forum's first bash in Denmark, and there was even a naked Dane.

Eurobites: Ofcom launches probe into UK cloud services

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more holograms ahoy; FiberCop partners with BrainBox; Ericsson touts AI apps for network troubleshooting.

Dish's biggest cloud turns out to be Microsoft, not AWS

The company building a fourth mobile network in the US has a high-profile deal with AWS, but most of its customers seem to rely on Azure.

Jio follows Rakuten into vendor role as telco sector grows older

Having disrupted India's telecom market, Reliance Jio is preparing to sell its platforms to other companies.

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