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Mitch Wagner AWS Boosts 'Snowball' Edge Device & EC2
Mitch Wagner  
7/17/2018   1 Comment
AWS added new compute capabilities to its "Snowball" device, which brings on-premises cloud computing to harsh locations such as factory floors. And it also added new processor and memory capabilities to its EC2 compute instances in the public cloud.
Mitch Wagner AWS Speeds Up Machine Learning & Deepens Natural Language Recognition
Mitch Wagner  
7/17/2018  
Amazon Web Services is making it easier for developers to train their machine learning algorithms more quickly, and also introducing tools to improve natural language recognition.
Dan Jones 5G Will Arrive in S. Korea in March 2020
Dan Jones  
7/17/2018  
The three major mobile operators in South Korea have banded together to say they will launch initial 5G services on the peninsula on March 2019, likely making the country one of the first to get the next-generation wireless offering.
Mitch Wagner Google Debuts Enterprise 'Grab and Go' for Chromebook Loaners
Mitch Wagner  
7/17/2018   1 Comment
Google is rolling out a "Grab and Go" service to allow enterprises to easily loan Chromebooks to employees with short-term needs, the company announced Tuesday.
Mitch Wagner Walmart Teams With Microsoft Against Common Amazon Enemy
Mitch Wagner  
7/17/2018  
Walmart tapped Microsoft as its "preferred and strategic cloud provider," teaming the two companies against their common Amazon enemy in a deal announced Tuesday.
Carol Wilson Get Off My Wireline Lawn!
Carol Wilson  
7/17/2018   2 comments
You can't report about any industry for 33 years and not chronicle dramatic change, even one accused of being as slow-moving as telecom often is. But there are rarely signposts for that change.
Mitch Wagner Google Takes Transatlantic Cable for Solo Swim
Mitch Wagner  
7/17/2018  
Eventually living with roommates stops working for you. That time has come for Google. We're not talking about an apartment here, of course; instead, we're talking about a transatlantic cable connecting Virginia Beach in the US to the French Atlantic coast. Google's Dunant cable is planned to go live in late 2020, Google said in a blog post announcing the cable Tuesday.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telia Bags TDC Norway for $2.59B
Paul Rainford  
7/17/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica suffers data breach; Telenor slips in Q2; TalkTalk revenues up but ARPU down; Actility, HERE team up for asset tracking.
Jeff Baumgartner Tivo Touts Network Flexibility in Latest Video Win
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/17/2018  
Tivo's new app-based, multiscreen IPTV platform for pay-TV providers is designed to be device-agnostic, supporting operator-managed and unmanaged, retail-bought video streaming devices. It turns out the platform is network-agnostic too.
Wayne Hickey Coherent Optics Get Close to the Edge
Wayne Hickey  
7/17/2018  
An insatiable appetite for network resources, the growing number of Internet connections, ever-faster media streaming devices and the escalation of high-definition mobile video are together burdening already overtaxed cable networks. In the cable world, these applications require huge amounts of bandwidth coupled with low latency. What's more, the supporting infrastructure must offer the flexibility to cope with steadily increasing dynamic traffic flows.
Iain Morris Europe's Telecom Sector Is Not Perfect, but It's Less Rotten Than America's
Iain Morris  
7/17/2018   1 Comment
The CEO or CFO of any large European service provider typically needs to have a split personality. On the one hand, he or she must cheerfully persuade investors of the company's bright future as an infrastructure player. On the other, he or she must grumble that regulators are endangering the company's bright future as an infrastructure player. This nutty behavior can make for odd exchanges with reporters.
Phil Harvey Netflix Is Growing, but Don't Ask by How Much
Phil Harvey  
7/16/2018   4 comments
Netflix's letter to shareholders was a fairly neutral retelling of its quarterly results, but it was not a blockbuster.
Carol Wilson Kontron Uses Open Source to Move Beyond Bare Metal
Carol Wilson  
7/16/2018  
Kontron, a company known for its embedded computing technology, is leveraging virtualization and open source to become a direct supplier to large service providers, promising to integrate hardware and operating system software with best-of-breed virtual network functions.
Mitch Wagner Salesforce Acquires Datorama for Marketing Analytics – Reported Price $800M
Mitch Wagner  
7/16/2018  
Salesforce is buying Datorama, a marketing analytics firm, to help Salesforce provide optimization for marketing campaigns. Calcalist's CTech, an Israeli news site, put the price at $800 million, though the companies did not disclose details.
Mitch Wagner Startup Arrcus Wants White-Hot White Boxes
Mitch Wagner  
7/16/2018  
White box switches sound great in theory, but they've never gone mainstream, despite years of advocacy. Now, a startup with great pedigree and a new, scalable operating system is looking to turn the networking market upside down with a new white box switch OS.
James Crawshaw Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos
James Crawshaw  
7/16/2018  
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Day at the Orange Developer Center in Paris on July 13 showed how artificial intelligence capabilities are already delivering benefits to network operators, albeit in a rudimentary way.
Jeff Baumgartner Roku Pumps Up the Volume
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/16/2018  
Seeking more separation in the hotly contested smart-TV market, Roku's newest product angle has more to do with the sounds, rather than the sights, that are delivered via the popular streaming platform.
Jeff Baumgartner ZoneTV's Video PaaS Arms TV Titans With Custom Programming
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/16/2018  
ZoneTV is taking the platform that brought it success and turning it into a product.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: OBS Buys Basefarm to Reap Multicloud Benefits
Paul Rainford  
7/16/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre thinks there's been a broadband con-trick; Ericsson trumpets 5G breakthrough with Telstra; MegaFon delists from London.
Dan Taitz Get Ready for Streaming Video Downloads
Dan Taitz  
7/16/2018  
Download is no longer the future of mobile video: It has arrived.
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