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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/16/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's fixed-line challenge; MegaFon on the march in Q2; O2 sees the light; Virgin's fiber-to-the-crater.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2018
Industry veteran Ihab Tarazi helps lead company in providing IaaS at the edge of the network, offering bare metal compute as part of a larger edge computing ecosystem.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
VMware plans to marry networking and application intelligence, to put Cisco in the crosshairs.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/14/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange completes Basefarm cloud services buy; EE wins UK coverage gong; Kudelski offloads SmarDTV business.

By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/13/2018
Shared infrastructure play now includes delivering fiber services, lit and unlit, to enterprises in large urban areas across US.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/13/2018
Can Intel reinvent itself for the post-PC future?
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/13/2018
There's something fishy at Microsoft's undersea data center off the coast of Scotland, and they want you take a good look.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/9/2018
Deal gives Cox biz services unit a broader set of managed cloud services targeted to a mix of verticals.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/9/2018
In announcing Q2 earnings, Windstream says its sold more SD-WAN services than anyone else in the US and expects to keep rolling.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/9/2018
China's NB-IoT push has led to a dramatic increase in IoT connections on the network of the country's biggest mobile operator.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/9/2018
Execs upgrade the guidance for 2018 saying the integration of Level 3 is going well and will drive major new business opportunities.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/8/2018
Amid sale of Cisco's video software unit, Yvette Kanouff sets her exit to embark on 'third career chapter.'
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/8/2018
The Hungarian operator is trialing AI tech from startups including Uhana and Anodot, and the results have so far been compelling.
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IAM Heads to the Mobile Cloud
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 8/16/2018
Persisting problems with identity and access management combined with usability ...
IETF Makes Transport Layer Security Version 1.3 Official
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/15/2018
TLS 1.3 is now the industry standard for secure Internet connections via HTTPS.
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Cablecos Add 585K New Broadband Subs in Q2
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 8/16/2018
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MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
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NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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