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MWC2020: 5G core to star in Barcelona

Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader at Omdia, expects to be hearing a lot about 5G core developments and 'the platform' during this year's Mobile World Congress.

AT&T, Microsoft, Others Get Behind Trump's Anti-Huawei Agenda

The Trump administration said it has a plan to foster the development of US-based software for 5G, and that AT&T, Microsoft and Dell are supporting the effort.

Harmonic gains more ground with 'CableOS'

The vendor said it struck deals with two more international tier 1 cable operators for its virtualized cable access platform, and has commercial deployments of CableOS underway with 23 operators in all.

Cable access hardware revenues to dip as virtualization takes hold – analyst

Sector set to see a 2% drop in revenues through 2024 amid a decline in revenues for a broader broadband access equipment market that includes DSL and FTTP, Dell'Oro predicts.

Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS

Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.

IBM Names New CEO: Arvind Krishna, Red Hat Deal Mastermind, Replaces Rometty

The change brings cloud and open source front and center for the company, as IBM also names former Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst as president.

VMware confirms 'workforce rebalancing' – that's corporate-speak for 'layoffs'

The company would not say how many people got walking papers, though it did say the number is fewer than the 1,250 positions it has open.

VMware Will Fight $236M Densify Patent Infringement Decision

Judge rules VMware's virtualization products infringe Densify patents; VMware says it ain't over yet.

Mavenir Looks to Cash In on Anti-Huawei Frenzy

Top executives from Mavenir met with US government officials in order to push for government support for US-based suppliers of 5G equipment (like Mavenir).

Cloud-Native Network Functions: 'A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action'

The Linux Foundation is looking to close the gap between conversation and action to make it easier for carriers and vendors to deploy network functions in the cloud.

MWC2020: Smart Biz Models & Edge in the Spotlight

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.

What Are the Biggest Threats to Today's Major Telecom Vendors?

We asked the industry about the biggest threats to the major vendors and the answer was loud and clear – open source.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

LR & SCTE Expand Partnership on Tech Webinars

Following a successful inaugural year, Light Reading and SCTE•ISBE will team up again in 2020 to produce monthly 'LiveLearnings for Professionals' webinars on cable tech topics, starting with a Jan. 16 session on cable's fiber progress.

Reports of NFV's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

While critics threw shade on NFV last year, support grows for the virtualization technology.

Eurobites: UK Government Urged to Tighten Rules on Prepaid Phones to Help Fight Crime

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sterlite buys stake in Israeli virtual RAN vendor; Ofcom doubles down on provider performance ratings; Telekom Slovenije does deal with Discovery.

5G Networks in 2020: Show Me, Don't Tell Me

It's time for the industry to walk the 5G walk.

VMware's $2.7B Pivotal Acquisition: What It Means for Service Providers

VMware R&D VP Craig McLuckie says Pivotal will help provide SPs with the tools needed to build dynamic, modern, API-driven services that enterprise customers demand.

NFV Deployments Still on the Rise – Ovum Survey

Communications service providers are accelerating the adoption of NFV and virtual networking in 2020-21, according to the results of an Ovum survey.

VMware Closes $2.7B Pivotal Acquisition

The acquisition is a big step in VMware's march from virtual machines to containers.

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