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Carol Wilson Survey Says: Midsized Businesses Hyped on Digital Transformation
Carol Wilson  
12/11/2018  
Midsized businesses are surprisingly enthusiastic about digital transformation, even as they face distinct challenges in the process, according to a recent survey of 250 midsized business IT professionals sponsored by CenturyLink.
Ray Le Maistre Roller Coaster Ride for Lumentum
Ray Le Maistre  
12/11/2018  
Nerves must be shredded at Lumentum's Milpitas, Calif.-based headquarters.
Jeff Baumgartner More Pain for SeaChange
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/11/2018  
SeaChange shares slumped more than 21% Tuesday after the multiscreen video software company paired declining Q3 revenues with reduced guidance for full-year 2018 caused mostly by several deal-related delays.
Mitch Wagner Google Extending Managed Kubernetes With Istio Support
Mitch Wagner  
12/11/2018  
Google is extending its support for Istio, an open source platform for orchestrating communications between Kubernetes containers. Specifically, Google is launching beta support for managed Istio services on Google Cloud, the company said Tuesday.
Dan Jones Verizon Faces $6.7B in Q4 Charges on Oath Biz & Layoffs
Dan Jones  
12/11/2018  
Verizon says that it will face charges of around $6.7 billion in the fourth quarter of this year, based on weakness of its Oath media business, as well as the cost of 10,400 voluntary layoffs at the operator, Verizon said in an SEC filing Tuesday.
Jeff Baumgartner Zodiac Names Former Comcast Exec as CEO
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/11/2018  
Set-top box and device software specialist Zodiac announced Tuesday that Derek Harrar, a former Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) executive, has been named CEO.
Huawei Building a 5G-Ready Experience-Centric Converged Transport Network
Huawei  
12/11/2018  
Building a 5G-ready Experience-centric Converged Transport Network With the 5G era and ubiquitous connectivity now within reach, telecom operators are battling it out with industry peers and over-the-top (OTT) players to see who will be the first to supply the public with all the benefits that come with 5G.
Ray Le Maistre Japan Next in Line to Block Huawei, ZTE
Ray Le Maistre  
12/11/2018  
The news isn't getting any better for Huawei and ZTE. As verbal sabres were being rattled about the arrest of Huawei's CFO in Canada, and her impending extradition to the US to face charges of breaching trade sanctions, the Japanese government slapped a ban on its ministries and defense forces from buying and deploying IT and telecoms equipment from Chinese companies starting in April 2019, citing cybersecurity concerns.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Tele2 & Telenor Extend 5G Collaboration, Bag 700MHz Spectrum
Paul Rainford  
12/11/2018  
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 and Telenor go big on 5G in Sweden; Vodafone takes its 5G network to the street level; Liquid Telecom attracts $180 million investment; and more.
Dan Jones The FCC's 5G Auction Rolls On
Dan Jones  
12/10/2018  
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 's first 5G millimeter wave auction finished the day with $679 million in bids Monday.
Phil Harvey Verizon Buyout Offer Will Cull More Than 6% of Employees by July 2019
Phil Harvey  
12/10/2018  
Verizon employees found out today that they'd soon have the opportunity to "work differently" as about 10,400 of their colleagues accepted the telco's voluntary buyout offer.
Dan Jones Qualcomm v. Apple: Court Ruling in China Could Block iPhone Sales
Dan Jones  
12/10/2018  
A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Qualcomm in that company's ongoing patent dispute against Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). The court's ruling, for now, could prevent Apple from selling specific models of the iPhone in China. Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) said Monday morning that the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court in China has granted Qualcomm's request for two preliminary injunctions against Chinese subsidiaries of Apple. The court ordered the Apple subsidiaries to "immediately cease infringing upon two Qualcomm patents through the unlicensed importation, sale and offers for sale in China of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X."
Iain Morris Australia's 5G Auction Nets More than $600M for Govt
Iain Morris  
12/10/2018  
Australia's telcos have forked out roughly A$853 million ($613 million) for new spectrum they can use to support future 5G services in a sign of keen interest in the next-generation mobile technology.
Iain Morris How the West Can Hurt Huawei
Iain Morris  
12/10/2018   2 comments
For years, Huawei has been trying to raise its profile in the West. Well known in industry circles as the world's biggest maker of the boxes and antennas that make up today's telecom networks, it has never enjoyed the same recognition as the US tech giants, despite its recent push into smartphones. Having a name that is hard(er) for Westerners to pronounce has not helped: Attempts at it by those unfamiliar with the company suggest links to the Hawaiian Islands, or sound like a sporting battle cry from the north-east of England.
Huawei 5G Field Trials Show the Power of Applications
Huawei  
12/10/2018  
China Telecom Shenzhen is running one of the first six 5G field trials for China Telecom. In partnership with Huawei, the operator has invested in 5G innovation and begun researching how to commercialize 5G technology.
Mitch Wagner VMware Climbs on the Istio Train for Kubernetes Management
Mitch Wagner  
12/10/2018  
VMware has updated its NSX networking platform to support managing, securing and ensuring performance of native cloud apps, using open source Istio software.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telefónica Seeks Outage Compensation from Ericsson
Paul Rainford  
12/10/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and friends deploy liquid-based basestation cooling in Helsinki; Liquid Telecom invests in Egypt; Deutsche Telekom launches 5G in Warsaw.
Dan Jones FCC 5G mmWave Auction Hits $677.4M
Dan Jones  
12/7/2018   2 comments
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 28GHz auction hit $677.4 million in bids this Friday, as early technology demonstrations show next-generation services require large swathes of spectrum to deliver multi-megabit speeds. The FCC now lists bids of $677,408,100 for the first millimeter wave (mmWave) auction for 5G in the US. The agency's auction dashboard lists 2,889 auctions with provisionally winning bids (PWBs). The FCC still holds 183 licenses.
Jeff Baumgartner Huawei CFO Committed Sanctions Fraud, US Alleges – Reports
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/7/2018   1 Comment
The US has accused Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of China-based Huawei, of sanctions fraud, shedding more light on why the exec was arrested last Saturday, December 1, by Canadian authorities at the behest of its southern border neighbor, according to multiple reports.
Jeff Baumgartner CommScope Still Hazy on Arris's CPE Biz
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/7/2018  
CommScope is still mulling the fate of Arris's set-top box business and the proposed acquisition continues to go through its paces, but broadband consumer premises equipment (CPE) continues to be viewed as a strength.
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