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Mitch Wagner Dell to Icahn: Buzz Off
Mitch Wagner  
10/16/2018  
Dell plans to move forward with a plan to take the company back to public markets, despite investor Carl Icahn's public declaration he plans to fight the proposal.
Mitch Wagner IBM Is Losing the Cloud Race
Mitch Wagner  
10/16/2018  
To a casual observer, the cloud is a bright spot in IBM's otherwise gloomy quarterly results, announced Tuesday.
Jeff Baumgartner Netflix Tops 130M Paid Subscribers Worldwide
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/16/2018  
All is right again in Netflix's world.
Carol Wilson Service Providers Should Adapt to Open Source World
Carol Wilson  
10/16/2018  
Finding differing opinions on open source with the telecom industry isn't hard to do, especially where orchestration is concerned. That's why a panel discussion on open source and MANO at the Light Reading NFV-Carrier SDN event in Denver seemed an odd place to find such outspoken agreement on that topic, but there it was.
Dan Jones AT&T Readies More High-Band 5G Tests as Mobile Launch Nears
Dan Jones  
10/16/2018   1 Comment
AT&T is readying three tests of standardized next-generation technology -- on ultra-high band frequencies -- ahead of its anticipated launch of mobile 5G networks in parts of 12 US markets by the end of 2018.
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser Automation's Double-Edged Sword Demands Sharpening of Skillsets
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
10/16/2018  
Automation holds a lot of promise to increase efficiency and reduce costs, but these benefits to network operations could come at the expense of jobs -- especially for women.
Mitch Wagner Arista Challenges Cisco on Campus Networks
Mitch Wagner  
10/16/2018  
Arista unveiled the fruits of its Mojo Networks acquisition Tuesday, promising a unified datacenter-to-campus-to-cloud networking architecture that slashes cost and difficulty compared with incumbent Cisco's patchwork approach.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Orange Targets Enterprise With LoRa-Based IoT Offering
Paul Rainford  
10/16/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM and Intel kiss and make up; Nokia adds new chipsets to FTTx offerings; Saudi consulate outrage hits SoftBank.
Ray Le Maistre TIP Forms New Edge Computing Unit
Ray Le Maistre  
10/16/2018  
LONDON -- TIP Summit 18 -- TIP, the Facebook-backed Telecom Infra Project, has formed a new group that will focus on developing open source APIs designed to help app developers create new products to run on edge computing assets, particularly those that are part of mobile network operator infrastructures.
Iain Morris Has TIP Made Networks Sexy to VCs?
Iain Morris  
10/16/2018   2 comments
Ask your average venture capitalist to back a startup in the telecom network business, and he might run a mile.
Iain Morris TIP, ORAN Alliance Poised to Join Forces on Open RAN
Iain Morris  
10/16/2018  
The Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has dropped a big hint that its efforts to build an open ecosystem for the radio access network (RAN) may soon be combined with the work being done by the Open RAN Alliance (ORAN Alliance) in a move that could address some concern about overlap between different industry initiatives.
Ray Le Maistre Open Source MANO Needs a Reality Check
Ray Le Maistre  
10/16/2018   1 Comment
Open source initiatives are supposed to bring communities together, to foster cooperation and to provide useful tools for all. In the telco cloud world there are some worrying signs that the opposite is happening.
Jeff Baumgartner Paul Allen Dies at 65
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/15/2018  
Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder with many linkages to the cable industry, died Monday at 65.
Mitch Wagner Icahn Declares War on Dell's Planned Return to Public Markets
Mitch Wagner  
10/15/2018  
Investor Carl Icahn launched a blistering salvo Monday against a plan to bring Dell back to public markets. The company plans to go public in a maneuver involving buying out a so-called "tracking stock," which trades as DVMT; that plan cheats Dell investors, Icahn said in a public letter posted to his website.
Jeff Baumgartner Making TV Set-Tops as Agile as Smartphones
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/15/2018  
As the features and functions of the TV set-top box get tucked into the cloud and become software-driven, the set-top is starting to adapt and evolve as fast and as much as the smartphone.
Alan Breznick Why Vodafone Is Betting on Cloud Video
Alan Breznick  
10/15/2018  
While Liberty Global has hogged much of the spotlight with its next-gen Horizon video platform, another major European cable and broadband provider is much more quietly rolling out an ambitious cloud-based video offering throughout the continent, as well as elsewhere around the world.
Jeff Baumgartner Arris Downgraded on Cable Modem Tariff Worries
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/15/2018  
Raymond James has downgraded Arris shares from "Strong Buy" to "Outperform" on concerns that the cable modem supplier will have to "absorb at least a portion" of new US tariffs on Chinese goods that are at 10% now, and set to rise to 25% in January.
Mitch Wagner Aryaka's New CEO: We Need to Be More Than a Face in the SD-WAN Crowd
Mitch Wagner  
10/15/2018  
Less than two months after taking over as CEO of Aryaka, CEO Matt Carter sees the company's primary challenge as differentiating itself from a crowded field of SD-WAN providers.
Iain Morris US Senators Urge Canada to Ban Huawei Report
Iain Morris  
10/15/2018   1 Comment
Canada has come under US pressure to sever its connections with Chinese equipment giant Huawei during the rollout of next-generation 5G mobile networks, according to press reports.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telco Big Guns Gather to Train Fire on EU Policymakers
Paul Rainford  
10/15/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises GB pound 18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.
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