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Uber Engineering SVP Out as Probe Continues
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2017  |  5 comments
As part of its efforts to clean up its culture, Uber has asked Amit Singhal to resign after learning he didn't disclose he left Google over allegations of sexual harassment.
AT&T Boasts 2-Year, $40B+ Spend
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2/28/2017  |  4 comments
AT&T highlights two-year, $40 billion-plus capex spend, with 40% going to expand portfolio of smart, agile, mobile and integrated business solutions.
Arris Brings D3.1 Modem to Retail
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2017  |  3 comments
After some initial delays, Arris is entering the emerging retail market for DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems, competing with Netgear and Linksys.
Cisco's Chuck Robbins Talks AppDynamics, Jasper at MWC
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins discusses Jasper a year after the acquisition, the recent AppDynamics deal, taxes, Trump and other topics.
Level 3 Antes Up on APAC Ethernet
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Carrier extends dynamic service capability and hybrid cloud support to three APAC cities: Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
Inter-Carrier APIs Get Major Push
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
New effort led by MEF and TM Forum, and pushed ahead by AT&T, Colt and Orange, aims at universal set of inter-carrier APIs for service orchestration.
SaaS Is Looking Trendy... Again
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2017  |  1 comment
Software-as-a-service is coming to the fore in 2017.
Vodafone CTO 'Worried' About 5G mmWave Hype
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2017  |  6 comments
Due to concerns around cost and propagation characteristics, European operators are likely to focus their 5G efforts on sub-6GHz frequencies.
AT&T Has FirstNet Public Safety Deal in the Bag – Sources
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2017  |  3 comments
FirstNet is – finally – coming soon, and AT&T will build it, sources say.
Scania's CEO on Making IoT Pay
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2017  |  1 comment
Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania, talks about how the introduction of IoT technology, developed with Ericsson, is helping the truck giant's business and that of its customers.
4.5G Evolution – Where Technology Meets Business Growth
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
More than 100 carriers have deployed 4.5G commercial or trial networks around the globe.
Equinix Taking Storage to the Edge
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2017  |  3 comments
Equinix is beefing up the storage capabilities at the edge of its network to serve Internet of Things and other applications requiring fast performance.
Cisco CEO: Trump Changes Won't Affect Our M&A Strategy
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
But Cisco may be atypical in its M&A strategy compared to service providers and others.
Facebook TIPs Fiber Scale, Builds Connected World
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Facebook unveiled the latest steps in its '10 Year Plan' to connect the world and provide a better user experience for services like video.
Eurobites: Proximus Brings 4.5G to Belgium
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT could lose a bundle from the unbundled; Honda to launch connected car services in Europe; new face at CityFibre; TalkTalk revamps mobile TV offer.
Let's Get 5G Up & Running
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Together, we need to actively embrace new technology, new business modes, and new applications to fully prepare for the arrival of the 5G era.
Pushing the Limits of Spectrum to Unleash Network Potential
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's 'All Cloud' mobile network strategy receives widespread industry recognition.
SAP Floats Apple Partnership, New Cloud Services
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2017  |  1 comment
iPhones and iPads are SAP's first-choice mobile platform, as the company extends its cloud platform with new capabilities.
US Ignite Unites Telecom With Smart Cities
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Once again, US Ignite is partnering local governments with telecom companies, this time for new funding pursuits.
DT CTO: Costs Must Fall or 5G 'Won't Work'
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
A senior executive at Deutsche Telekom says that 5G costs must fall significantly if rollout is to prove economical.
Huawei Launches Next-Gen Indoor Mobile Broadband Solution, LampSite 3.0
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
New indoor coverage solution accelerates digital transformation and unleashes the potential of indoor digital economy.
NFV to NFC: Operators Must Prepare a Future-Ready Cloud
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei is committed to the introduction of cloud technology and extension to the basic network of various fields.
Huawei All-Flash Storage, Accelerating Mission Critical Business for Carriers
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Flash memory used to be considered a differentiated competitive advantage, but now it is a must-have in cloud data centers.
MWC 2017: Cloud, Connectivity & Men Wearing Scarves Indoors
Lightreading Videos  | 
2/28/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading Enterprise Cloud editor Mitch Wagner says network operators are starting to focus on what they're good at, connectivity, to help their enterprise customers move to the cloud. He also has a concern about how many men are wearing scarves indoors.
Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Trucks & More
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.
MWC 2017: Peering Into the Smart Home
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Telecoms.com news editor Jamie Davies is sensing greater optimism in the mobile industry and has spotted some interesting trends in the smart home sector.
Telefónica's Blanco: 5G NR 'Acceleration' Is 'Big Mistake'
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  7 comments
Telefónica's CTO says operators risk messing up the 5G business case if they close the radio specifications too soon.
SAP Exec Trash-Talks Oracle: 'I Have Not Seen Them'
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
SAP says Oracle is behind the times in the cloud, mirroring criticisms Oracle has leveled at SAP.
AT&T Sees MWC Through Indigo Glasses
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  4 comments
Network operator touts progress of Network 3.0 Indigo toward bringing faster mobile speeds and greater virtualization to its operations.
Cloudflare Bleeds Bad News – & Good
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  12 comments
A slip of the fingers brings privacy concerns for millions and lessons in how to handle a security incident.
Comcast Brings YouTube to the Living Room
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  8 comments
In another sign of the growing integration between pay-TV and OTT players, Comcast plans to launch YouTube as an app on its X1 set-tops later this year.
Defining NG Core for 5G Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
5G services demand a new system architecture and core network.
DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  3 comments
German telco outlines plans to make 5G available across '100%' of its network footprint but highlights some big cost hurdles.
Sprint Gets Ready for Massive MIMO, Eyes 2.5GHz for 5G
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
As Light Reading first reported, Sprint will beat the rest to Massive MIMO in the US with Nokia.
Eurobites: Orange Bangs the Drum for LTE-M
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's MWC-tinged EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom form Quantum Alliance; BT heads for the TIP; Nokia re-brands Withings health devices; Vodafone rules in 4G roaming.
MWC 2017: Digesting Day 1
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/27/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com discuss some of the key themes from the first day of MWC 2017.
ADVA Takes Voyager on PoC Journey
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  1 comment
Vendor announces nine proofs-of-concept for Facebook-designed open packet optical system, speeding toward commercialization.
Ericsson's Ekholm Trumpets 5G Role But Still Lacks Plan
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson's new CEO had little to say about any specific plans to corner the 5G market, or dominate other parts of the equipment market, during an underwhelming press conference at MWC 2017.
Nokia Pitches Full 5G Suite but Shies Away From 5G Acceleration Push
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2017  |  2 comments
Nokia added to the vendor fanfare Sunday with a range of announcements, including an end-to-end pre-standards 5G solution, but it stepped away from a broader industry push to accelerate the 5G standards process.
Telefónica's Answer to Apple's Siri: Aura
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Spain's leading telco has taken the wraps off a new artificial intelligence system that it will launch in key markets over the next 12 months.
EU Rules Will Trigger Worrying Data Tsunami, Says BICS
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The EU's summer regulations on roaming have some nasty cost implications for telcos on the network side.
5G-Focused Telstra Hands Juicy Optical Deal to Ericsson, Ciena
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
Is Ruckus Right for Arris?
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  5 comments
The Ruckus acquisition is a big bet for Arris. Here's a look at some of the challenges ahead and what CEO Bruce McClelland thinks are the strategic opportunities.
Don't Count on 5G for a Capex Boost
Morris Lore  | 
2/24/2017  |  1 comment
The much-hyped 5G standard seems unlikely to fuel a spending boom by telcos when it first appears.
Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
5G will be the first cellular technology to launch in an era when the Internet is routinely weaponized, which will require CSPs to radically rethink their security strategies.
Eurobites: DT Makes Big NB-IoT Push
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva eyes 5G role in UK; more 5G partnerships; Cell C spurns Telkom's advances; Proximus gets earnings boost from cuts.
WiCipedia: The Case for Grit, Don't Call It Quits & Lawless Politics
WiCipedia  | 
2/24/2017  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: What does it take to be a woman in tech?; How much do you need to make in a top tech city?; Why should young women enter politics? We've got answers.
Cloud Rains on HPE Earnings
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  13 comments
Net revenue is down to $11.4 billion for the quarter, and cloud is part of the problem.
Huawei Completes First Commercial Use of Its Butterfly Site, a Rural Mobile Network Solution
News from Huawei  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Cost-effective butterfly sites bring connections to unconnected rural areas.
Sigfox 'Only Option' Today, Says Telefónica
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Spain's Telefónica says other LPWA technologies are currently unable to meet needs that Sigfox can.
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