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Herding cats: The quest for 'standard' NFVi

Network operators require a single common infrastructure to simplify operations and cut costs. But is there a single right answer to that problem?

Podcast: Telcos could lead by example, says BT Global's Hriday Ravindranath

Telcos can provide the networks and services that businesses need to re-invent themselves and adapt to life in a pandemic. But can they be socially responsible too?

Haivision snaps up P2P video tech startup Teltoo

Haivision says Teltoo, a Spain-based company with ties to the cable industry, will help continue its expansion into the video delivery product marketplace.

Eurobites: Loon's balloons go up over Kenya

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad founder worried over 5G scare stories; Sunrise chooses Comarch for IoT expansion; Proximus parts merge.

Promptlink tries to rise above the cable network noise

New AI-assisted tool is helping cable operators identify and pinpoint the source of upstream network noise during a pandemic that has caused peak usage to surge, CEO says.

Vodafone's cloud-native journey: A mix of old school and new

The Cloud Native World program last week offered evidence of progressive telco thinking and the same old barriers to faster adoption of cloud-native architectures.

Pandemic spotlights need for simplified and automated self-service tools – study

More than half of consumers can't fix their own technical issues, a number that surges to 73% among those who don't consider themselves tech-savvy, Sweepr finds in survey of 600+ people in the US and UK.

Eurobites: UK hints at Huawei volte-face

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom throws more cash at gaming; Three UK targets enterprise with Amdocs; EU adopts small cell rules.

Openet expands BT mobile BSS deal to include EE

Ireland-based BSS provider to implement real-time charging services for EE's mobile operations.

Modernizing China Unicom network operations with TianShu

TianShu enables stronger collaboration between marketing, sales, planning, network planning, procurement, network construction and ongoing operations.

Synacor and Qumu call off the marriage

Before scuttling the merger, the companies foresaw an opportunity to take a bigger run at the enterprise services market.

Eurobites: UK government faces fresh lawmakers' mutiny over Huawei

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's aboard the 5G train; Lebara chooses Openet for charging; BT fast-tracks ethnic minority employees.

Security a key part of Nokia's new Digital Operations Center for 5G

Nokia's new Digital Operations Center supports network slicing for 5G, among other offerings, but also provides a focus on network security.

Light Reading's Leading Lights 2020: The Finalists

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 16th year.

The labors of Lundmark: Herculean turnaround faces new Nokia boss

Pekka Lundmark will join Nokia as CEO in August, returning to a company he previously worked for 20 years ago. The task ahead of him looks immense.

Verizon's Virtual Network Services taps Cisco for new white box

In lieu of using purpose-built devices such as routers, firewalls and switches, Verizon's enterprise customers can access the VNS portfolio to deploy, manage and orchestrate VNFs from a central location.

Giant vendors get with TMF program for Lego-like IT

Amdocs, Netcracker, Nokia and Oracle are persuaded to join the Open Digital Architecture initiative as operators continue to push for more swappable IT systems.

T-Mobile reports 'voice and data issue' affecting several states

Team Magenta is a little red-faced right now as it admits to an outage affecting customers around the country.

Eurobites: NATO boss approves of UK's Huawei (re)review

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone warns on rip-and-replace costs; FTTH Council Europe formulates to-do list; virtual healthcare app needs treatment.

New Netcracker suite lures 15 customers to the show

The 2020 update from the NEC subsidiary looks well timed, with 5G, the cloud and a microservices architecture all in mind.

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