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Mitch Wagner Cloud Usage Drives Red Hat Revenue Growth
Mitch Wagner  
3/25/2019  
With its time as an independent company drawing to a close, Red Hat reported double-digit revenue growth for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019.
Jeff Baumgartner Apple Flips On 'Channels,' Teases Subscription Streaming Service
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/25/2019  
Apple placed its new, big bet on video Monday, announcing a new version of its TV app that will aggregate and curate OTT subscription services from a wide range of sources, and the teasing of a streaming subscription service that will debut this fall and feature a slate of original series and shows.
Mike Dano Verizon Is 'First & Only' with 5G? Advertising Arbiter Says Nope
Mike Dano  
3/25/2019  
Is Verizon the first and only carrier to 5G? Verizon says yes, but the National Advertising Division, a unit administered by the Better Business Bureau, says no.
Mike Dano Verizon Taps NFL for Help With 5G Innovation
Mike Dano  
3/25/2019   1 Comment
Verizon announced a new, two-year "innovation partnership" with the NFL to develop products and services that use 5G. The announcement essentially expands a long-running teaming between the nation's largest wireless provider and the nation's most popular sporting league -- but the details of exactly what the effort will focus on remain unclear at best.
Jeff Baumgartner Charter, US Ignite Spark Smart Cities Project
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/25/2019  
US Ignite, the non-profit group focused on the acceleration of smart cities initiatives, and the business services unit of Charter Communications have teamed up on a project in St. Petersburg, Fla. that will test out several use cases via a mix of wired and wireless network technologies.
Iain Morris Vodafone UK Threatens Legal Challenge Over Next 5G Auction
Iain Morris  
3/25/2019  
A legal challenge threatens to hold up the UK's next auction of 5G licenses after one of the country's biggest operators complained it could lead to spectrum fragmentation and the emergence of a "two tier" 5G market.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Inmarsat Agrees to $3.4B Takeover Bid
Paul Rainford  
3/25/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new UK FTTH player raises GB pound 75 million; EU encourages data sharing, says no to US-led Huawei gear ban; Abu Dhabi hub targets UK startups.According to the Guardian, the consortium pledged to keep Inmarsat's headquarters in the UK -- it currently employs 800 people at its London base. Last year Inmarsat rebuffed a bid from US rival Echostar, which valued Inmarsat's business at $4.2 billion. (See Inmarsat Rejects Lowball Takeover Bid by EchoStar.)
Alan Breznick Wooing the Video Customers of Tomorrow
Alan Breznick  
3/25/2019  
How can cable operators attract and retain tomorrow's video consumers? Good question.
Mitch Wagner Juniper's $405M Mist Buy: AI, WiFi, Management & More
Mitch Wagner  
3/25/2019  
It's easy to look at Juniper's $405 million acquisition of managed WiFi provider Mist as a me-too transaction, giving Juniper the capabilities that Cisco and other big competitors already have. It's easy, but wrong, according to Mike Bushong, VP enterprise marketing, Juniper Networks.
James Kisner In Search of Optical Networking's 'Holy Grail'
James Kisner  
3/25/2019  
As I basked in the afterglow of last month's Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) 2019 and reviewed my notes, one phrase came up a number of times that I don't think I've heard with such frequency in the past: Holy Grail.
Phil Harvey Podcast: Building Smarter Cities
Phil Harvey  
3/22/2019  
When cities aim to get smarter, improving connectivity isn't necessarily the first thing on their list of priorities. Likewise, when carriers aim to make cities smarter, helping disadvantaged communities and making citizens more mobile is usually not on their front burner.
Jeff Baumgartner 'Cable' Heading Toward Extinction?
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/22/2019   3 comments
I'm no mathematician, but the five-letter word "cable" is being treated like a four-letter word these days -- a stigmatized name that, some might say, has been fitted with a degree of disdain and contempt and should not be uttered in mixed company.
Jeff Baumgartner Cox Developing Version of Comcast's 'Flex' Streaming Product
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/22/2019  
Cox Communications said it is developing a streaming product for broadband-only customers that will share similarities with Comcast's new "Xfinity Flex" offering, set to launch on March 26.
Mike Dano These Carriers Are All Faster Than AT&T's 5G E
Mike Dano  
3/22/2019  
AT&T stirred up a huge amount of controversy earlier this year when it decided to label its LTE Advanced services as "5G E" on its customers' phones. And now, based on new numbers from network monitoring company OpenSignal, AT&T's "5G E" phones are just a smidge slower than the phones from Verizon and T-Mobile that support the same technologies.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Have Nokia-Branded Phones Been Sending Personal Data to China?
Paul Rainford  
3/22/2019  
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia-branded phones in data transfer probe; MEC and the connected car; Ericsson wants Poles to get their 5G act together; Deutsche Telekom teams up with EWE on euro 2 billion fiber rollout.
Ray Le Maistre Nokia Unearths AlcaLu Compliance Timebomb
Ray Le Maistre  
3/22/2019   1 Comment
UPDATED: Nokia's annual report, issued Thursday, unearthed some lingering and potentially calamitous issues related to the Alcatel-Lucent business that the Finnish giant acquired in 2016.
Jeff Baumgartner Vodafone-Liberty Global Deal About to Catch More Heat – Report
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/22/2019  
Adding another wrinkle to the proposed sale of certain Liberty Global cable systems in Europe to Vodafone, European Union regulators are close to issuing a warning about the potential anti-competitive effects from the deal, Reuters reported.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Theranos's Fall From Grace & Men Underpaid at Google
Eryn Leavens  
3/22/2019  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Google announces that it underpaid men, not women; female founders fall harder when dethroned; Saudi Arabia espouses equality and gender balance; and more.
Mike Dano Vermont's VTel Strips Out Huawei Gear, Swaps In Ericsson Equipment
Mike Dano  
3/21/2019  
Vermont wireless network operator VTel said it is in the process of replacing some Huawei equipment in its network with equipment from Ericsson, a move that comes amid rising concerns among US officials that equipment from Chinese suppliers like Huawei pose a threat to national security.
Mike Dano TV White Space Supporters Have New Reasons to Cheer
Mike Dano  
3/21/2019   1 Comment
Several new developments in TV White Spaces (TVWS) technology appear to have pushed the long-suffering sector forward. But problems -- namely interference worries by hospitals in the US -- continue to dog the market.
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