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Microsoft Launches Investment Fund for Cloud Startups
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Focusing on infrastructure, business SaaS, augmented reality, security and more.
CenturyLink Targets 'Six Nines' Reliability
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5/31/2016  |  8 comments
US operator believes it can improve on traditional reliability guarantees as it evolves its network and service offerings.
Pics: BCE Crowds Mob New IP Agency Live Interoperability Demos
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5/31/2016  |  1 comment
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV Interoperability Demos, which drew standing room only crowds to the busy exhibition floor.
Verizon Drops Wireline Clues as Strike Ends
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2016  |  7 comments
Verizon turns its attention back to wireline.
Eurobites: EU Data Watchdog Dents Privacy Shield
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange renews MVNO agreement with Belgium's Telenet; Microsoft accused of breaking promises in Finland; 4G networks in briefcases and rucksacks.
Getting Somewhere With TV Everywhere
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.
AT&T Preps for Big Fiber Build
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/31/2016  |  7 comments
In the latest segment of this sponsored blog series, AT&T's Veronica Bloodworth explains how the company aims to extend its fiber links throughout its regions.
HFCL, Ciena to Build Indian Defense Network
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Two equipment makers secure deal to build the world's largest purpose-built defense network.
Hutchinson Networks: If You Can't Beat the Cloud, Join It
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Faced with a competitive threat from cloud providers, UK-based Hutchinson Networks decided to become one.
IEEE President-Elect Tackles the Digital Divide
Mentor Monday  | 
5/30/2016  |  5 comments
Despite recently retiring, Karen Bartleson is taking on the enormous task of closing the digital divide via a spot on the Department of Commerce's newly created board.
Vodafone Demands More From NFV Vendors
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2016  |  4 comments
Industry alignment is needed on pricing models and VNF onboarding, notes Vodafone's Head of SDN and NFV David Amzallag in his BCE keynote presentation.
WiCipedia: Leading Ladies & VC Disparities
WiCipedia  | 
5/27/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Our very own Women in Comms lunch and speaker panel; turning the tables on gender stereotypes; female-run startups lagging in funding; and more.
Opex Gloom Grows in New NFV Survey
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2016  |  2 comments
One tenth of operators do not expect NFV to lead to operating cost savings, up from just 2% six months ago, according to the latest 'Future of Virtualization' CSP Index Update.
INTX Pics: Live From Boston
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5/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Now in its second year of being known as the Internet & Television Expo, the once-sprawling Cable Show is trying to adapt to a new age.
Nothing's Going to Stop 4K
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2016  |  5 comments
Even with confusion about associated HDR technology and an aggravating political spat surrounding the preferred UHD streaming codec, the 4K market is set to grow in leaps and bounds.
Microsoft, Facebook Building Transatlantic Cable
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5/27/2016  |  3 comments
MAREA 'will be the highest-capacity subsea cable ever to cross the Atlantic,' Microsoft says.
Dish's HopperGO Is a Go
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
$99 cache-and-carry device is now available for Dish subscribers.
West Coast Gets Its First 10-Gig City
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5/26/2016  |  6 comments
Dayton, Oregon, goes 10-Gig with ISP OnlineNW and Adtran.
Salesforce Inks Strategic Cloud Deal With Amazon
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Names AWS as its 'preferred public cloud infrastructure provider' in a four-year deal.
WiC Pics: Women in Comms Takes Austin
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5/26/2016  |  4 comments
From Sunday's Board of Advisors dinner to Monday's luncheon, job fair and Leading Lights celebration, WiC's biggest event was also its best yet.
Cisco's Patel Hails 'Microculture' Successes
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2016  |  9 comments
Cisco is spurring innovation by setting up much smaller and nimbler teams focused on specific products, says the company's chief development officer.
AT&T: OPNFV Can Bring Open Source Sanity
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Proliferation of open source orchestration options needs a level playing field for evaluation and OPNFV can be that, says AT&T executive.
Cisco Looks to Open Source for 'Badder Ass' Internet
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5/26/2016  |  2 comments
Cisco says it's committed to open source, which it sees as essential to making the Internet more robust for business applications.
Eurobites: BT, Huawei Hit 2 Tbit/s
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Member states approve 700MHz proposals; 3 to trial ad-blocking technology; Ireland's privacy watchdog bares teeth at Facebook.
Smart Cities: Rapidly Developing Like Molasses
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2016  |  3 comments
Simply getting a municipal project off the ground may require as much innovation as goes into the technology itself given all the challenges they face.
FCC: We'll Show You the Money, If...
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
FCC lays down rules for new rural broadband funding auction; $2 billion at stake.
AT&T's Margaret Chiosi Retires
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2016  |  7 comments
Virtualization figurehead retires from AT&T after an illustrious career.
AT&T Eyes Yahoo Too – Reports
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T might battle Verizon to buy Yahoo, according to reports.
Mitel Faces Competition in $1.96B Polycom Bid
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The unified communications player may have to improve its Polycom offer to fend off private equity competition.
Rogers Upskills on Adapting to Mobile Video Demand
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Upinder Saini, vice president of wireless product management at Rogers Communications, described the digital content differentiator as a solution to address the growing mobile video trend.
Cable Is Eyeing Its Retail Options
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2016  |  9 comments
Some of the biggest companies in cable are looking lustily at the retail market.
Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.
Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
Group Forms to Take On Intel in Data Centers
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2016  |  2 comments
AMD, ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm and Xilinx are collaborating on a spec for a single interconnect format for FPGA accelerators.
NIA Replacing 'Old Standards Bodies,' Says Cisco
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Leading industry executives reckon the NIA will play a critical role in facilitating investment in multivendor NFV deployments.
Level 3 Makes Security a Network Matter
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2016  |  1 comment
New cloud-based service moves enterprise security perimeter into the network, eliminating perimeter gear and protecting data anywhere.
OTTs Are Forcing Us to Get Better, Says Cox
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5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says communications service providers need to earn trust and respect from customers attracted to OTT offerings.
Brocade Looks to Bridge Network & Cloud Automation
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Goal is to eliminate 'all the manual handoffs that get in the way of the body of work,' says a Brocade executive, describing the product based on technology Brocade acquired with StackStorm this year.
Eurobites: Microsoft Bails Out of Tampere
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 targets IoT; Perugia gets a gigabit; Isle of Wight hits warp speed on broadband.
Cray Adds Supercomputer for Big Data
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The new supercomputer is open and agile, and priced to be a competitive big data analysis platform in the enterprise market.
Verizon Backpedals on Go90
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2016  |  8 comments
Verizon CEO admits Go90 was overhyped.
Verizon Upskills on 5G at BCE
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Gerry Flynn, director of network infrastructure planning at Verizon, explains how new industry players and increasing bandwidth demands are driving the development of 5G networks.
Masergy CEO: Key Building Blocks for Better Customer Experience
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Masergy CEO and Chairman Chris MacFarland talks about how automation, NFV and customization can enrich the client's experience.
Facebook: TIP Will Open Telecom Hardware
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
BCE speaker Hans-Juergen Schmidtke says Telecom Infra Project will do for infrastructure technology what OCP has done for data centers.
DT: Telcos Must Escape Vendor Prison
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2016  |  17 comments
Operators are in a prison of vendors, according to Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg, and Facebook could help them break free.
AT&T to Start 5G 'Friendly' Trial by 2016 End
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2016  |  12 comments
AT&T pumps the gas on 5G trials again, but many technical challenges still remain when dealing with high-band, high-speed radios.
Altice Steps Closer to Cablevision Closing
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The New York Public Service Commission is recommending approval of the Altice buyout of Cablevision, with conditions.
Eurobites: Unions Predict Up to 15,000 Nokia Job Losses
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone bigwig on his way; Swisscom fined over sports TV content arrangements; Spotify still losing money.
Nutanix Takes Hyper-Convergence Downscale
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The company is introducing a hyper-converged server for SMBs and desktop virtualization server for midsized enterprises.
Ciena Says Toolkit Makes DevOps Easier
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
New Blue Planet software tools make it simpler for network operators to 'onboard' resources or develop service templates for their virtual nets.
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