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Craig Matsumoto NFV, SDN, Big Data – It's All About Automation
Craig Matsumoto  
7/21/2017   2 comments
We're surrounded by disruption. Telecom, data centers, networking in general -- everything in the Light Reading universe seems on the verge of major changes that are still taking shape.
Iain Morris Telecom Italia CEO to Quit Next Week Report
Iain Morris  
7/21/2017  
Telecom Italia CEO Flavio Cattaneo is set to quit in the next few days after falling out with Vivendi, the operator's biggest shareholder, according to a report from Reuters.
Gagandeep Kaur RJio Disrupts Again With Low-Cost 4G Phone
Gagandeep Kaur  
7/21/2017  
India's Reliance Jio has launched a keenly awaited 4G handset that could bring lower-cost 4G services within reach of millions of Indian consumers.
Mari Silbey Rogers Pencils In X1 Launch for 2018
Mari Silbey  
7/21/2017   1 Comment
Canadian cable company Rogers is undergoing a period of significant change, but so far it looks like that change is mostly for the better.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: ETNO's Most Excellent US Adventure
Paul Rainford  
7/21/2017  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia's MTS downgraded; Net Insight Q2 sales down by nearly a third year-on-year; Deutsche Telekom joins ONF.
Aditya Kishore BBC Head: We Must Reinvent Broadcasting for a New Generation
Aditya Kishore  
7/21/2017   1 Comment
Younger viewers are consuming video differently from previous generations, according to Tony Hall, the director-general of the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) . In his statement in the BBC annual report released yesterday, Hall stressed that "successfully reaching younger audiences was one of the single biggest strategic issues" for the organization.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: From New Zealand to the Silicon Prairie & Beyond
Eryn Leavens  
7/21/2017  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Women in tech make a timely departure; Smartphones put safety first; Silicon Prairie makes a statement; and more.
Iain Morris Brexit, India Weigh on Vodafone Sales
Iain Morris  
7/21/2017  
Vodafone has reported a modest increase in service revenues for its first quarter but remains at risk in the UK from "Brexit," according to a leading analyst firm, and under huge pressure from new entrant Reliance Jio in India. (See What Hard Brexit Means for Vodafone, BT.)
Gagandeep Kaur India's Airtel Accuses RJio of Trying to Kill Competition
Gagandeep Kaur  
7/20/2017  
India's Bharti Airtel says it could incur losses of up to 5.5 billion Indian rupees ($85.4 million) every quarter because of calls originating from Reliance Jio's network.
Dean Brenner Discussing 5G Spectrum on Capitol Hill
Dean Brenner  
7/20/2017  
Along with my colleague Alice Tornquist, I was on Capitol Hill earlier this week speaking at an event sponsored by the Congressional Spectrum Caucus, a bipartisan group established in 2014 by Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) to educate their colleagues about the importance of spectrum policy and to identify ways to increase access to, and better utilize, spectrum. Congressman Guthrie and Congresswoman Matsui are leaders in this area, most recently co-authoring H.R. 1888, the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, a bill that would provide incentives for US government agencies to consolidate their use of spectrum so that more spectrum can be freed up for commercial mobile broadband. We support this legislation because freeing up more spectrum is crucial to enabling better, faster mobile broadband for consumers.
Mari Silbey On Broadband, FCC Talks Carrots, Not Sticks
Mari Silbey  
7/20/2017   3 comments
The FCC provided some much-needed clarity at today's meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. Speaking on behalf of Chairman Ajit Pai's office, Senior Counsel Nicholas Degani declared that the agency's intention in creating model codes for broadband deployment is not to impose a federal mandate. Although the BDAC is tasked with providing recommendations for accelerating broadband rollouts nationally, the FCC does not intend to use those recommendations to assert new regulatory authority over cities and states.
Sarah Thomas Deloitte Does Away With Diversity-Focused ERGs
Sarah Thomas  
7/20/2017   1 Comment
Employee resource groups (ERGs) are often touted as a way companies are promoting diversity and inclusion for their female and minority employees, but now one company -- Deloitte -- is saying it's time to rethink them. The consulting firm, which has had ERGs in place for 24 years, says it's doing away with them in favor of "inclusion councils" that bring white men into the mix.
Ray Le Maistre ADVA Takes a Haircut as It Warns of Tough H2
Ray Le Maistre  
7/20/2017  
ADVA's stock took a hammering Thursday following its second-quarter earnings report that highlighted a year-on-year dip in revenues and some less than optimistic forecasts for the remainder of 2017.
Iain Morris Qualcomm Takes Q3 Pummeling From Apple
Iain Morris  
7/20/2017   2 comments
Qualcomm has blamed a succession of legal challenges for sharp falls in sales and profits during the April-to-June (third) quarter while insisting that its underlying business continues to perform strongly.
Sterling Perrin Get Ready for Direct Detect 100G for Metro DCI
Sterling Perrin  
7/20/2017  
Without question, coherent detection has revolutionized optical networking and ushered in the age of 100G long-haul DWDM systems -- transmitting 100Gbit/s data rates over distances of thousands of kilometers, all on a single wavelength. Over the past couple of years, coherent DWDM systems have also moved "down market" into regional and metro-area networks.
Aditya Kishore Apple's SSO Picked Up by Indy Operators
Aditya Kishore  
7/20/2017  
Ten pay-TV providers have included Apple's single sign-on (SSO) feature in their TV Everywhere apps, according to a report on Multichannel News.
Mari Silbey Battle Begins for Small Cells, Smart Cities
Mari Silbey  
7/20/2017   1 Comment
Austin has big plans for the future. It's a well connected city -- in broadband terms -- with multiple gigabit providers, and it has several smart city initiatives underway designed to improve transportation and the availability of affordable housing throughout the metropolitan region. Austin was one of seven finalists in the Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge last year, and it won a smaller Smart Cities Council grant in February to help it refine some of the ideas generated during the DOT challenge process.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: BT Tools Up for Regulatory Battle
Paul Rainford  
7/20/2017  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HMD Global CEO steps down; ADVA numbers down in Q2; UK win for ADTRAN; EE's 4G cliffhanger.
Iain Morris Telia to Slash 850 Jobs on Earnings Disappointment
Iain Morris  
7/20/2017  
Telia is to cut about 850 jobs or 3% of its total workforce after sales and earnings for the second quarter came in below expectations.
Dan Jones T-Mobile Adds 1.3M Subs, Stays Quiet on 'Rumorville'
Dan Jones  
7/20/2017   1 Comment
T-Mobile reported 1.3 million net customer additions for the second quarter Wednesday as the operator's CEO batted away questions about "rumorville" while saying he was "confident" about T-Mobile's position in the market.
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