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Dell's Software Engine, Pivotal, Climbs 5% on Its IPO
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The Dell-controlled Cloud Foundry vendor has an implied value of more than $3 billion on its first day of trading as a public company.
Comcast, Charter Hint at New MVNO Deals
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
A new joint operating platform owned by Comcast and Charter will support multiple MNVO partners.
Facebook Hearings Were the TIP of the Data Iceberg
Jonestown  | 
4/20/2018  |  4 comments
Is Facebook a monopoly? Sure it is. Just a 21st-century monopoly, where data is king.
TalkTalk Puts Network & IT Convergence to Work
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The UK quad-play provider's Colin Whitbread gets closer to the edge, using automation and more.
Ericsson Takes Giant Leap Toward Profitability
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor appears to turn a corner with its best set of quarterly results since the departure of former CEO Hans Vestberg.
ZTE in Existential Crisis as It Slams 'Unfair' US Ban, Considers 'Judicial Measures'
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4/20/2018  |  1 comment
ZTE hits back at US Dept. of Commerce's 'denial order' that bans US component firms from selling to the Chinese vendor for seven years, raises prospect of 'judicial measures' and questions its own survival.
Windstream's Brown on Automation: It Pays to Start Small
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Windstream's Jeff Brown explains how the operator overcame challenges in testing, scaling and deploying its optical wave service, SDNow.
In DOJ Trial, Where Are the Concerns Over AT&T Privacy Practices?
MariNation  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T isn't being scrutinized for privacy concerns in its ongoing trial with the DOJ. Given recent Facebook revelations, maybe it should be.
WiCipedia: A Female-Only Island, Gender Quotas & Twitter's Oprah
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Are quotas the answer to diversity?; women in tech on Twitter get an influx of new followers; is the tech gender gap akin to the lack of men in ballet?; and more.
I'm Back for the Future of Communications
The Philter  | 
4/20/2018  |  13 comments
Texas mop, KC smoke, Carolina vinegar – I like all styles of communications, really.
Eurobites: Telia Hooks Up With Microsoft for IoT
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 flashes its green credentials; Nokia teams up with OSIsoft; media bigwig supports Fox/Sky deal.
Qualcomm Cuts Jobs as It Seeks Chinese Approval for NXP M&A
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4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Qualcomm says 1,500 job losses are part of a cost-cutting plan announced in January.
The Network Edge: Where Services Go to Thrive
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
A major re-architecting of the network will be needed to deliver future services, as we'll discuss during the upcoming BCE 2018.
AT&T Exec Dishes That He's Not So Hot on Rival-Partner Comcast
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4/19/2018  |  5 comments
The trial pitting the Department of Justice against AT&T is doing a fair job of airing the pay-TV industry's dirty laundry.
Telecom Italia's AI Tie-Up With Microsoft May Bring Job Cuts
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Telecom Italia turns to Microsoft for AI expertise after previously announcing plans to cut 'human operated interactions' by 30%.
Eurobites: Facebook Backs Out of Ireland as GDPR Jeopardy Looms
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Red Hat, Altran join Spanish 5G R&D initiative; Sky powers on; Orange pals up with Siemens for IoT; DT's Open Telekom goes hybrid.
PCCW's Hughes: Intent-Based Networking Puts the Customer in Control
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
David Hughes, PCCW Global, explains how intent-based networking simplifies network provisioning and "puts the customer in control of the provisioning process."
Can Cable's IoT Dethrone Alexa?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Cable is moving into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, specifically homing in on home automation, using its advantage of existing connectivity and customers.
Indian Telcos to Ramp Up Network Investment in Next 2 Years
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
India's telcos have announced plans for a dramatic expansion of basestation infrastructure, but the network expansion will not be without challenges.
IBM's Bouncing Back – Why the Stock Drop?
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4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Even though IBM is turning around its long revenue decline, the stock fell hard on Wednesday.
Alibaba Goes for Cloud Foundry Gold
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
The Chinese cloud giant is supporting Cloud Foundry on its infrastructure and joining its Foundation as a gold member.
Verizon: Lack of Interoperability, Consistency Slows Automation
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4/18/2018  |  6 comments
Verizon executive Vickie Lonker thinks both vendors and network service providers can do a better job to move forward faster.
Pay-for-Play Is a Sticking Point in Congress
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4/18/2018  |  3 comments
...in the net neutrality debate. Why, what were you thinking?
Orange Hails AI Progress in 5G With IBM, Nokia
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
French service provider unveils details of AI research with Nokia and IBM as part of Europe's 5G-PPP initiative.
AT&T: Skillsets Still a Barrier to IoT Market
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
One of the biggest challenges AT&T's channel partners face in implementing new IoT services for their customers is an internal knowledge gap, said AT&T's Randall Porter.
Huawei's First 5G Smartphones Will Arrive in Q3 2019
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4/18/2018  |  2 comments
Timed to arrive as the first domestic 5G networks come online.
Women of Wall Street CEO Offers Discrimination Solutions
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Blind hiring, raising awareness, encouraging dialogue and ending binding arbitration agreements are a few ways the industry can thwart gender discrimination, says former Wall Street executive Karen MacFarlane.
Don't Panic: CenturyLink's McBride on Automation's Impact on Operations
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Kevin McBride explains how CenturyLink's operations teams are adapting to the operator's efforts to move toward a data-driven network.
Eurobites: Interoute Lands Major Dark Fiber Deal
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom offers Azure in South Africa; Facebook gets less presumptuous; EU gets tough on data; Elisa Q1 profits up.
Zinc Helps 'Deskless Workers' Find Their Voice
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4/18/2018  |  1 comment
Zinc's collaboration service is designed for field service technicians, home healthcare workers, retail workers – people who don't spend their workday staring at screens.
BT Merges Business & Wholesale Arms, Hints at Future Layoffs
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
UK incumbent bids farewell to Business and Public Sector CEO Graham Sutherland as it embarks on its latest restructuring.
At IBM, Cloud Helps Keep Turnaround Going
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4/17/2018  |  1 comment
IBM revenue grew for the second consecutive quarter, driven in part by cloud growth, following 22 consecutive quarters of revenue decline. But Wall Street still wasn't happy.
Pai Critic Clyburn Leaving FCC Early
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Democrat and Ajit Pai critic stepping down ahead of her term's end.
Could the AV1 Codec Crush HEVC?
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
There's a new codec on the video block and, with promises of at least 30% greater bit-rate efficiency, it might be more than just a contender to the still up-and-coming HEVC.
Google Pushes for More 4G CBRS Tests in Texas, as 3.5GHz Spectrum Decision Nears
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Google continues on the 3.5GHz trail, as the FCC is expected to hand in a decision on the spectrum usage soon.
Acacia Hit Worst by ZTE Components Ban
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4/17/2018  |  1 comment
Optical components specialist Acacia suffered a 36% share price dip following news of the ban on US companies selling components to Chinese systems vendor ZTE.
UK Dinosaurs Decide AI Does Not Threaten Extinction
Morris Lore  | 
4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
UK authorities are not even considering the possibility that artificial intelligence could lead to mass unemployment. That is deeply worrying.
Verizon Closes the Loop on Virtual Services
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4/17/2018  |  1 comment
New service bundles let customers more easily access virtual services to speed their own transformations, and will lead to self-service soon.
BDAC Blowback – Ex-Chair Arrested
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4/17/2018  |  12 comments
It doesn't help the optics when your former committee chair now faces jail time.
No Stopping Netflix
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4/17/2018  |  1 comment
The Netflix juggernaut keeps on chugging.
Eurobites: Google's Nest Eyes Nokia's Withings
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lycamobile strikes WiFi deal; French government trials home-grown WhatsApp; Com Hem profits down.
Windstream Makes 'Waves' Within SDNow
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Windstream's Jeff Brown says operators' efforts to further automate the WAN are driven by a need to compete with OTT providers.
ZTE Labeled Security Risk by UK Government
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
A UK warning that ZTE could pose a security risk in service provider networks comes at the same time US authorities ban the sale of components by US firms to the Chinese vendor.
5G Won't Solve Everything, Warns Huawei Boss
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4/17/2018  |  2 comments
Chinese vendor's chairman downplays 5G technology, saying it is not materially different from 4G.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Mind Your Language
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Legislation, automation, defamation – it's a ball of conversational confusion on this week's Telecoms.com podcast.
Mirantis Has Seen the Future (Again) & This Time It's Spinnaker
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Turn around bright eyes: After pivoting to Kubernetes, Mirantis is pivoting to Spinnaker.
DirecTV Now Inches Toward Cloud DVR Debut
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4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Nine months and counting to birth this baby.
Cox Talks Smart City Co-Creation
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4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Because co-creation just sounds more exciting than collaboration.
US Govt. Bans Domestic Component Sales to ZTE
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4/16/2018  |  4 comments
As part of an ongoing dispute, the US Department of Commerce bans component sales to ZTE.
Ovum: US Pay-TV Crashing but May Not Burn
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4/16/2018  |  2 comments
In a new study, LR's sister firm projects that US pay-TV providers will continue losing subscribers over the next four years but should cope by evolving their businesses.
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