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Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Others Put $13M Into Blockchain Startup Clear

The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.

MWC2020: 5G core to star in Barcelona

Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader at Omdia, expects to be hearing a lot about 5G core developments and 'the platform' during this year's Mobile World Congress.

Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS

Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.

Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T

Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.

Apstra Shakes Things Up as Cheriton Takes Over as CEO

David Cheriton, co-founder, director and lead investor, becomes the CEO, taking over from co-founder Mansour Karam, who is still active in day-to-day leadership.

Facebook Engineering Boss Parikh Exits, but Open Networking Lives On

Under Jay Parikh's ten-year leadership, Facebook built one of the most sophisticated data and networking infrastructures in the world, and collaborated with telcos on open networking.

Ericsson's New Look: Plenty of Robots, Not Many Jobs

The Swedish equipment maker is making automation investments across the entirety of its operations. In some areas, it may be time for remaining employees to worry.

Podcast: Don't Call Us an SD-WAN Provider – Cato Networks

Cato says simple SD-WAN doesn't cut it anymore for enterprise customers, who need SD-WAN combined with security, mobile and cloud connectivity, delivered over the cloud. It's all about a new industry buzzword: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

MWC2020: Smart Biz Models & Edge in the Spotlight

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.

CenturyLink Inks $1.6B Networking Deal With US Interior Department

SD-WAN, multicloud connectivity and security services are among the technologies CenturyLink will bring to bear for the agency's more than 65,000 employees, 280,000 volunteers and 2,400 operating locations.

Equinix Acquires Packet for Bare Metal Edge Automation

Packet provides Equinix with beefed up multicloud and edge services for enterprise customers.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

WiCipedia: Ivanka Trump's CES Keynote & Male Bosses Promote Men More

This week in our WiC roundup: CES picked a controversial keynoter; female founders snagged under 3% of VC funding last year – an all-time high; is learning to code enough?; and more.

NFV Deployments Still on the Rise – Ovum Survey

Communications service providers are accelerating the adoption of NFV and virtual networking in 2020-21, according to the results of an Ovum survey.

Axel Clauberg Quits DT to Join AWS

Prominent next-generation networking executive leaves Deutsche Telekom to join Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Telstra Joins the Cloud-Native Club

Australian telco has worked with Ericsson to deploy a cloud-native packet core for 4G and 5G.

F5's $1B Shape Security Acquisition: What It Means for SPs

Shape has multiple service provider customers who rely on the service for fraud and abuse detection, and the deal also provides potential for managed services opportunities.

Comcast Ups Charlie Herrin to Chief Product Officer

Promotions are among changes being made to Tony Werner's team as Comcast moves to link and align the leadership of its Customer Experience and Product & Technology organizations.

Cisco Acquires Exablaze for Ultra-Low-Latency Networking Boost

Cisco buys Exablaze, a maker of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, potentially useful in 5G and edge applications, though Cisco says the primary market now is high-speed financial trading.

Cisco: Service Providers Are Getting Squeezed & We've Got the Cure

Cisco claims it can help service providers break the trap of increasing bandwidth demands and declining revenue per user. Cisco's solution: a new networking architecture spanning silicon to software and services.

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