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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/19/2018
Ever keen to benefit from the operational and financial efficiencies that come from telco cloud deployments, Telefónica's wholesale business unit has added ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/15/2018
Automation of "products, processes and systems" is at the core of CenturyLink's future as it focuses on better customer experience and advanced network products, the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Equinix has acquired Infomart Dallas, a major interconnection hub and home to half of its eight International Business Exchange centers, for $800 million, the company ...
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By Robert Clark, 2/14/2018
An Irish-Russian startup is building the industry's first blockchain-based roaming platform.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Telia Carrier and Pilot, a US metro fiber provider, today announced a partnership that will let the latter continue to try to disrupt some of the most competitive ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/12/2018
In today's EMEA regional roundup: The ownership heat is on BT and its fixed access division Openreach once again; TDC's planned merger with MTG could unravel; plus ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/8/2018
Huawei says it will invest $800 million in 5G research and development this year as it strives to become a pioneer of the next-generation mobile technology.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/2/2018
BT suffered a dip in sales for its fiscal third quarter due to setbacks at its embattled global services division, with underlying profits down slightly following ...
By Robert Clark, 1/30/2018
The Australian government has displaced Huawei from the construction of a 4,000km South Pacific cable and will largely fund the project itself.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/30/2018
A leaked US government proposal to "nationalize" 5G has been widely derided as far-fetched and unworkable. It is also "outdated," according to a follow-up report from ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/29/2018
Trump's administration is eyeing the construction of a nationalized 5G network as a safeguard against cybersecurity threats from China, according to US government ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/26/2018
Longtime Equinix CEO Steve Smith abruptly resigned that position Thursday night, citing "poor judgment" in handling an employee matter. No further details were ...
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Cisco: Attackers 'Weaponize' Cloud Services
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/21/2018
Attackers are launching attacks from the cloud, while enterprises migrating to ...
How Microsoft Became an Unlikely Open Source Champion
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/20/2018
Seventeen years after Microsoft's CEO called open source a 'cancer,' here's what ...
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Hey Watson: Vodafone Makes First 5G Call
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/21/2018
Using Huawei's Radio Access Network equipment, Vodafone made the first 5G call in ...
Digital Transformation Requires New Social Contract – Accenture
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/20/2018
The world is undergoing its own digital transformation in which the relationship ...
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Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
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