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Kelsey Kusterer Ziser Juniper's AppFormix Aims to Automate via Intent-Based Networking
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
9/22/2017   1 Comment
Juniper, through its recent AppFormix acquisition, has joined a growing group of vendors reviving intent-based networking -- a promising concept for service providers' end goal of network automation.
Mari Silbey Why Amazon May Be Cable's Biggest Threat
Mari Silbey  
9/22/2017   4 comments
Amazon Prime Video may be best known for its British TV series and costume drama lineup. I should know. I've watched Downton Abbey, Grantchester and more. But the current catalog doesn't mean Amazon wants to remain a niche viewing service forever, however it might define that category of content.
Sterling Perrin The Importance of BBU Emulation
Sterling Perrin  
9/22/2017   1 Comment
Lately, we've focused on steps needed for operators to get their RAN ready for their next mobile technology evolutions -- including advanced 4G standards and, ultimately, 5G. (See Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul and Preparing the Transport Network for 5G: The Future Is Fiber.)
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telia Coughs Up $965M to Exit Uzbek Nightmare
Paul Rainford  
9/22/2017   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU prepares for taxation clampdown on digital giants; EE offers Enhanced HD Voice; DT bets on Hybrid Brain.
Iain Morris Uber Crashes Into UK Regulators, Loses London License
Iain Morris  
9/22/2017  
Uber's UK business hit a surprise roadblock Friday after authorities in London said it would no longer be allowed to provide services in the UK capital because it was "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license."
Aditya Kishore Disney Gets Green Light on BAMTech Buy
Aditya Kishore  
9/22/2017  
Disney is cleared to acquire a majority stake in the video streaming technology platform BAMTech ahead of schedule. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an early termination notice yesterday, deciding there were no antitrust concerns raised by the deal.
Robert Clark Penn Paints Portrait of Telstra Transformation
Robert Clark  
9/22/2017  
Telstra boss Andrew Penn, an abstract expressionist painter in his spare time, this week sketched out the telco's progress on transforming itself into a technology company.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Endangered Species, 'the Pao Effect' & Bad Actors
Eryn Leavens  
9/22/2017   2 comments
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.
Carol Wilson 2017 Storms May Mean Network Rethink
Carol Wilson  
9/21/2017  
Major hurricanes, even ones as powerful and large as Hurricane Irma, don't disrupt subsea cables, according to industry executives. But that doesn't mean traffic crossing those cables won't be disrupted by the damage from hurricanes, warns one data center operator.
Dan Jones Google Buys HTC's Pixel Team for $1.1B
Dan Jones  
9/21/2017   2 comments
Google has once again reaffirmed its dedication to mobile hardware, paying $1.1 billion for the HTC team that designed its Pixel smartphone.
Aditya Kishore 'GIGAWorld' Innovation to Unlock Trillions in Annual Revenue
Aditya Kishore  
9/21/2017  
Broadband connectivity offering speeds in excess of 1 Gbit/s will unlock the potential for exciting new services, which in turn will create a global market of between euro 1.3 trillion and euro 3.5 trillion ($1.55 trillion and $4.18 trillion) annually by 2025.
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser LTE-A the Key to Sprint's Path to 5G
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
9/21/2017  
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 -- During a morning keynote, Sprint COO of Technology Gunther Ottendorfer explained the carrier is well positioned for the emergence of 5G, and is actively working on bringing sub-6GHz 5G to the US in 2019, together with partners Qualcomm and SoftBank.
Dan Jones A Glitch in Time? Apple Admits to Watch Connectivity Problem
Dan Jones  
9/21/2017  
Apple has this week admitted to a 4G connectivity issue with its new Series 3 smartwatch, the first model with LTE on board.
Iain Morris DT Trumpets Automation Savings Worth '800 Employees'
Iain Morris  
9/21/2017   1 Comment
LONDON -- Managed Services World Congress -- Deutsche Telekom has realized cost savings equal to about 800 full-time employees through investments it has made in so-called "robotic process automation" (RPA) since 2014.
Carol Wilson Calix Moves Lawful Intercept Into Access Network
Carol Wilson  
9/21/2017  
Calix today added lawful intercept to its software-defined access system, moving yet another capability out of the network core or aggregation point and into the access network.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Orange Seeks Boost From IoT Modules
Paul Rainford  
9/21/2017  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Hitachi on industrial IoT; Deutsche Telekom touts SD-WAN offering; Swisscom puts its faith in blockchain.
Iain Morris The Clock Ticks for Gfast in Europe
Iain Morris  
9/20/2017  
Any technology that promises to boost broadband speeds over copper lines should find itself in comfortable surroundings in Europe, where copper is still used to connect millions of homes to the Internet.
Dan Jones Could 5G Have Found Its Glass Ceiling?
Dan Jones  
9/20/2017   12 comments
Low-emissivity glass used in modern homes and apartments could become an impediment to delivering 5G connectivity to users indoors, Light Reading hears.
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser Intent-Based Networking: Marketing Hype or a Magic Bullet for Automation?
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
9/20/2017  
While not a new idea, intent-based networking has recently made a resurgence as the technology catches up with the concept.
Mari Silbey Charter Has a Secret TV App for Colleges
Mari Silbey  
9/20/2017   2 comments
Comcast has proudly touted its Xfinity on Campus product for colleges and universities, but it turns out that Charter too is going after the higher education market, albeit much more quietly.
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