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Frontier's Irwin on the Security Benefits of Managed SD-WAN

DALLAS -- Scott Irwin, senior director of SD-WAN for Frontier Communications, explains how Frontier's customers are increasingly moving to a more centralized managed SD-WAN platform.

ETSI Tackles AI Security

New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.

Silver Peak Heats Up SD-WAN Telco Romance

The SD-WAN vendor is looking to increase sales through service providers, as enterprises turn to SPs to outsource networking needs.

Masergy's Watson: SD-WAN Is SDN's Killer App

Enterprises demand SD-WAN from telcos, and SD-WAN won't work without SDN, says Ray Watson, Masergy's innovation VP.

Poland Gives Huawei, ZTE the 5G Cold Shoulder

Poland's prime minister and the US vice president have signed an agreement that effectively bars Chinese vendors from the European country's 5G market.

VMware Splashes $4.8B on Strategic Acquisitions

VMware is bolstering its developer support and security capabilities with the acquisitions of Pivotal Software and Carbon Black.

Another Huawei Scandal, Another Denial

China's controversial equipment giant denies hacking into phones in Africa at the behest of political strongmen.

Podcast: Prof. Nick Feamster Explains Machine Learning for Telcos

Machine learning is primed to help service providers run more efficient and effective networks, but first the good ideas have to make their way from the lab to the real world – and that's a big challenge, according to the University of Chicago's Nick Feamster.

BICS Is Building a Global IoT Business

The international carrier division of Belgium's Proximus is using its roaming network to develop an IoT business.

Eurobites: Three Joins UK's 5G Price War

Also in today's regional roundup: France takes a step closer to passing the 'Huawei law'; Sky Mobile joins the UK's 5G club; Telefónica's second quarter financials; and ECI unveils its first 5G-tailored product.

Pirates Poised to Pluck More From Pay-TV, OTT

Piracy and account-sharing are taking a sizable bite from operators' content revenue, with incumbents and OTT startups feeling the financial hurt.

Colt CEO: US Customers Growing in the Cloud

Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.

Broadcom Set to Acquire Symantec – Reports

A $15 billion deal is in the works, according to market speculation.

Eurobites: Nokia's Suri Warns Against 5G Security Overload

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia acquires Fello AB; Tele2 audits its network following sequence of outages; Michael Joseph returns to Safaricom following death of Bob Collymore.

Protecting Enterprises From State-Sponsored Hackers

Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.

Cybereason details operation soft cell: A telco security disaster

Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.

Telcos: Security Is Not In Your DNA

Telcos are in denial if they think they are security experts, says outspoken industry analyst Patrick Donegan.

Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation

The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.

Cisco Aims to Quell Quantum Security Queasiness

Quantum computing presents as many challenges as it does opportunities. Cisco is working on a solution that could address some of the challenges presented when quantum computing affects network security.

China Finally Lights Its 5G Fire

China's government issued commercial 5G licenses to the nation's three main mobile operators as well as China Broadcasting Network Corp., paving the way for the country to engage in a massive buildout.

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