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Cisco Reports Strong Q1, but Service Provider Business Lags Growth
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11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Overall revenue was up 8% year-over-year in Q1 2019 and product orders also grew by 8%, but service provider product orders were up just 2% and executives provided little insight as to why that line of business is lagging.
FCC's 28GHz 5G Auction Kicks Off With $36M+ in Bids
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11/14/2018  |  1 comment
The first 5G mmWave auction kicks off.
Verizon CFO Reiterates Plans to Pass 30 Million Homes With 5G
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
As Verizon, Motorola and Samsung test 5G mobile module.
Can 5G Spur Biz Where Tax Reform Failed?
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11/14/2018  |  1 comment
Enterprises have more cash but still move cautiously on next-gen services, says Verizon CFO, but 5G holds great promises for businesses.
F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice.
DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
The Acumos AI Project Is On Track but Lacking 'Apps'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.
SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
CableLabs Erects 'Micronets' Framework for IoT Security
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Organization says home networks are in need of enterprise-grade protection as IoT devices proliferate and that meeting this challenge will require steps well beyond the boundaries of the cable industry.
Eurobites: Telefónica & IBM Explore the Telco Potential of Blockchain
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Telenor's core network; Iliad thrives in Italy but struggles in France; semi-autonomous barges float Nokia's boat.
Ericsson Takes Startup Approach With 'Edge Gravity'
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Newly named unit has built a global edge cloud platform that connects a core network to dozens of last-mile service provider networks and a unified software stack.
Mobile Broadband Is Main 5G Driver in India, Says Nokia
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Nokia's Indian head of marketing and corporate affairs hopes India will be in a position to launch 5G services in 2020.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Glotels 2018 Special
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
The awards party was over but the night was just beginning for telecom chat's pre-fab four.
Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
5G & the Factory of the Future
Jonestown  | 
11/13/2018  |  11 comments
What's latency got to do with it? Quite a bit actually...
BT to Put 5G at 1,500 Sites in 2019, Beating Vodafone
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Mobile subsidiary EE plans to launch 5G services across 16 major UK cities next year, promising devices from 'multiple smartphone partners' as well as a home broadband service.
Network Visibility & Data Veracity – the Keys to Operational Simplicity
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Operators need an accurate, up-to-date network and service topology view in order to determine the 'Eulerian path' of service configuration and implementation.
Dish Awarded $90M in Video Piracy Case
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
SetTV ordered to stop retransmitting Dish's satellite or OTT TV feeds, hand over SetTV-branded set-top boxes.
Cisco Secures & Sweetens SD-WAN
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Enhances security, performance and programmability of its Cisco SD-WAN service.
Cisco Contemplates Cloud Calling & Claustrophobic Conferencing
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco wants to give telcos and other communications service providers opportunities to sell cloud voice calling through Webex Teams. And the vendor is also introducing videoconferencing technology for confined spaces.
Eurobites: Nokia Shuffles Its Execs to Sharpen Customer Focus
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN poaches MTN man for new tech role; TIM and Samsung join forces on 5G; Fastweb secures Tiscali's fixed wireless business; Virgin and Versa combine on SD-WAN services.
Telecom Italia Ousts Its CEO
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11/13/2018  |  2 comments
Further upheaval at the Italian incumbent as the CEO becomes a victim of the boardroom battle between Vivendi and Elliott.
Vodafone Weighs Towers Sale, Swings to Net Loss for H1
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11/13/2018  |  3 comments
UK-based operator has created a separate towers company in Europe and says it is now reviewing options for that business.
PCCW Global: Blockchain Can Automate Inter-Carrier Connections
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Service interconnection is changing, requiring automation to handle commercial agreements at scale and blockchain can enable that, says Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global.
ACA Calls for Comcast Antitrust Investigation & Trump Weighs In
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast says ACA's call for an antitrust investigation is 'without merit' and 'inappropriate attempt' to gain leverage in the commercial market. The president amplifies the ACA's message.
Intel Says Its 5G Chips Will Be in Commercial Devices in Early 2020
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Intel trails Qualcomm by about a year for commercial 5G launches using its silicon.
AT&T's Goodell: MEF Moving Faster on API Solutions
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Josh Goodell, vice president of intelligent edge for AT&T, touts strong growth in SD-WAN deployment with 28,000 end points contracted thus far on a global basis.
Colt Exec Bigs Up Blockchain Benefits
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Fahim Sabir, Colt's director of architecture and development for Colt on Demand, explains how the use of blockchain can help to automate specific manual processes and save hundreds of working hours.
Three UK to Go Big on 5G for Home Broadband
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Three UK CEO Dave Dyson aims to hoover up a big chunk of the UK broadband market with his forthcoming 5G service.
Disney Dispenses Details About Its New Streaming Service
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Set for a late 2019 debut, Disney+ will feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic and take on OTT video giants such as Netflix and Amazon.
SoftBank Gets Go-Ahead for $21B Telecom IPO
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese company takes a big step toward separating its telecom business from its investment activities.
BT Needs a Kick in the Ducts
Morris Lore  | 
11/12/2018  |  1 comment
The legal separation of BT and Openreach is a farce.
Eurobites: TIM, Huawei Combine on SD-WAN Services
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT Global Services plans customer cull; Ooredoo does the business on network upgrades; Orange's Richard to head up GSMA; EU digital tax deal edges nearer.
Podcast: Verizon Restructures, Telcos Chase Enterprise Business & Queen Still Rocks
The Philter  | 
11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
5G networks are blurring the lines between what can be done on fixed and mobile networks. And, of course, Verizon and all of the companies building these networks are changing, too. We look a Verizon's recent restructuring and speculate what it might mean for the telco as 5G fever kicks into high gear.
VMs, Containers & the Lumpy Cloud Evolution
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operators will each take their own unique journey to becoming more cloud-native. This heterogeneous, 'lumpy' universe will be with us for quite a while.
'Keep Talkin' Larry' – AWS CEO Trolls Oracle's Ellison, as Amazon Dumps Oracle
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11/11/2018  |  3 comments
Amazon is making good progress moving its databases from competitor Oracle's software, and AWS CEO Andy Jassy can't resist tweaking Oracle about it.
Why CommScope Wooed Arris
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2018  |  4 comments
'We certainly weren't out trolling or looking' to be acquired, Arris CEO Bruce McClelland says.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Up 5G Opportunities
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
CTO says Erisson is already an early 5G leader, 'in technical terms.'
OTT-TV Gains Slow to a Crawl in Q3, but Cord-Cutting Does Not – Analyst
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11/9/2018  |  2 comments
Losses of 'traditional' US pay-TV subs accelerated to 1.12 million in Q3 2018, widening from 870,000 a year earlier.
Microsoft Scores Another Retail Win, Taking Gap to the Cloud
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Gap Inc. is moving its 3,100 stores and other channels to the Microsoft cloud, including Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic, as well as mobile and other channels.
Liberty Global's Cloud Network Strategy Explained
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global's director of Strategy Roadmap & Innovation, Chris Aspell, explains how the cable giant's network will evolve to a more cloud-based architecture in the coming years.
CenturyLink's Dugan: On-Demand Services Critical to Telco's Future
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is moving to 'as-a-service' model to support enterprise use of multiple cloud platforms, says Andrew Dugan, who is now the carrier's CTO.
Standalone or Non-Standalone, That Is Not the Question
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Both the standalone and non-standalone approaches to 5G rollouts offer benefits to network operators.
Eurobites: Swisscom Bangs Its 5G Cowbell
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor tests 5G in Norway; former Orange man joins Vodafone board; China's Xiaomi enters UK; Telefónica offloads insurance arm.
WiCipedia: All-Female Boards, Google 'Utterly Unprepared' & Insecure Men
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Pro-life hackers; Google under pressure; all-female boards; and more.
Cisco & Amazon Bring Public Cloud On-Prem
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11/9/2018  |  1 comment
Cisco has deals with all the major cloud providers now, building its multicloud vision for enterprises.
Breznick Digs Into Europe's Cable Trends
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
LR's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick explains how Europe and North America are not in sync when it comes to DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) developments and looks at how 5G is shaping MSO mindsets.
Loss-Making Telecom Italia Casts Doubt Over Debt Target
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Italian telecom incumbent swings to a net loss after conditions worsen in Italy and indicates that its debt-reduction targets look doubtful.
VMware Swings to Kubernetes
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
With the acquisition of Kubernetes startup Heptio, VMware takes a careful step navigating the delicate transition to cloud and open source without alienating its existing customers.
Is Arris the Answer to CommScope's Pain?
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11/8/2018  |  2 comments
Arris deal presented 'best path' after CommScope analyzed how to rejuvenate its business and shore up its positioning for the 5G era, CEO says.
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