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Next Huawei battle with the US will be fought over the cloud

The Chinese firm's fast-growing cloud services business is the next big concern for its American opponents.

Extreme Networks enters SD-WAN market with $70M Ipanema acquisition

Extreme's CTO Nabil Bukhari discusses the company's decision to acquire Ipanema and its plans for entering the SD-WAN market.

Eurobites: Russia's Yandex to set up cloud shop in Germany

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Truphone expands its IoT reach with Sony; mobile money booms in sub-Saharan Africa; Orange extends 4G in French Guiana.

5G World: Vodafone's Andrea Donà takes on the telco legacy

Vodafone's chief network officer, Andrea Donà, said the way to the 5G future is to first make sure you radically simplify and take care of legacy networks and services.

5G World: Reasons to be upbeat about 5G and the telco cloud future

5G is still in its beginning stages and that means telcos need to find business models that work and shore up their relationships with the hyperscale cloud providers, according to one of Omdia's lead service provider analysts.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending Sept. 17

Last week's telecom news highlights included a look at the wild valuation ride of social media and messaging platform Discord as it recently rejected a $12 billion takeover bid and then a $500 million funding round. We also review the latest info on 3G network shutdown dates for the big US carriers.

Allen Broome rises to CEO at MediaKind

Broome, a former Comcast exec who was named CTO of MediaKind in the fall of 2019, succeeds Matt McConnell, another former Comcast exec.

Investors value Discord at $15B in funding round

Discord flies high, with potential buyers Amazon and Twitter reportedly offering up to $18B and causing longstanding Internet forums to flop.

WhatsApp pilots Business Directory in e-commerce drive

Messaging service launches pilot in Brazil and indicates that India and Indonesia could be next.

Big 5G Recap: Going hybrid in the mile-high city

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano join Phil Harvey to recap the Big 5G Event and discuss what has happened lately with in-person events.

DT plans German sovereign cloud – with Google

New joint offering from T-Systems and Google Cloud to start in mid-2022.

T-Mobile's Neville Ray: 5G's extraordinary upside

"I think we have so much to deliver on 5G."

Dish's Stephen Stokols hints at what's next for Boost Mobile

Stephen Stokols, the Dish Network executive in charge of the company's growing camp of mobile brands, said Dish might not be done buying MVNOs.

Leading Lights 2021: The Finalists

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 17th year.

Korean law breaks up Google, Apple app payment monopolies

Korea has stolen a march on the rest of the world with the first law to compel Google and Apple to allow other payment systems in their app stores and apps.

Making sense of China's tech onslaught

China's tech sector and foreign investors still digesting raft of new rules as it gets even harder to keep up with the torrent of new Beijing directives.

Zoom CFO flags earlier than expected 'headwinds' on Q2 call

Kelly Steckelberg sees softening of demand in an 'evolving environment,' but videoconferencing powerhouse still glides past $1 billion quarterly revenue milestone for first time.

Comcast Business deals for Masergy to help speed its way up-market

Play for Masergy, a key supplier of SD-WAN and cloud services with more than 1,400 customers worldwide, aims to accelerate Comcast Business' plans to serve midsized and enterprise-level customers.

Rakuten needs telcos to ignore bum notes in $100B Symphony pitch

A year since launching Japan's fourth mobile network, the Japanese Internet company is now setting itself up as a vendor.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending August 20

Last week's telecom news highlights included all the damage, and damage control, surrounding T-Mobile's recent hack and data breach.

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