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Mitch Wagner Google: Greene's out as Cloud Boss
Mitch Wagner  
11/16/2018   1 Comment
Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene is stepping down, to be replaced by Thomas Kurian, a 22-year Oracle veteran, Greene announced Friday.
Carol Wilson Can Telecom Business Services Bounce Back?
Carol Wilson  
11/16/2018  
The mood at last month's MEF18 event in Los Angeles was surprisingly upbeat when you consider this event caters to the business services segment of the telecom industry and the news from that sector hasn't been all that rosy of late.
Dan Jones FCC 5G Auction Day 3, Bids Close In on $70M
Dan Jones  
11/16/2018   1 Comment
The third day of activity in the first FCC 28GHz 5G spectrum auction has seen total bidding near $70 million this Friday.
Iain Morris Italy's Struggling Wind Tre Eyes 5G Rollout in Late 2019
Iain Morris  
11/16/2018  
Italy's Wind Tre expects to bring commercial 5G networks into parts of the country in late 2019 as it tries to bounce back from customer losses and delays to a network project this year.
Jeff Baumgartner Comcast's Industrial IoT Platform Has Global Potential
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/16/2018  
NEW YORK -- The Future of Cable Business Services -- machineQ, the Comcast-owned industrial IoT company, has been focusing its initial efforts within Comcast's traditional footprint, but the technology and platform that machineQ has built has the potential to branch out much further.
ZTE ZTE 4MIX Distributed Cloud Solution Builds 5G-Ready Cloud Infrastructure
ZTE  
11/16/2018  
Cloudified reconstruction of telecommunications networks is already the consensus of global operators. Virtualization technology brings many advantages such as cost reduction, flexible scale-in/out. However, with the advent of 5G, new challenges and problems are constantly emerging.
Mitch Wagner IBM Revs 'Cloud Factory' for Migration Automation
Mitch Wagner  
11/16/2018  
IBM is enhancing its "Cloud Factory" tools to automate migrating legacy applications to multiple clouds, speeding up the time to convert existing applications to microservices for improved agility and scalability.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: EE, Virgin Media Fined £13.3M for Early-Exit Excesses
Paul Rainford  
11/16/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN, Ericsson carry out 5G trial in South Africa; Orange CFO hints at market consolidation in France; Telia buys IT services outfit.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Taking Names & How to Avoid 'Hurting Men's Feelings'
Eryn Leavens  
11/16/2018  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Taking names and tweeting salaries for equality's sake; a satirical guide to being a woman in tech; Google walkout was a long time coming; and more.
Mitch Wagner Oracle to Buy SD-WAN Pioneer Talari
Mitch Wagner  
11/16/2018  
Oracle is buying SD-WAN provider Talari Networks, to enhance SD-WAN reliability and predictability, Oracle announced Thursday.
Mitch Wagner Icahn Backs Off Dell Fight
Mitch Wagner  
11/15/2018  
Activist investor Carl Icahn is dropping his lawsuit and fight against Michael Dell's plan to take his namesake company public, after Dell and investors Silver Lake sweetened the deal for shareholders.
Carol Wilson Nokia Upgrades NFVi for Edge, Containers
Carol Wilson  
11/15/2018  
Nokia today introduced an updated version of its NFV infrastructure platform that will, for the first time, directly source OpenStack from its open source community instead of using a RedHat version, with the intent of getting features and fixes to market faster. Also, the latest version supports a smaller footprint that will enable edge computing and adds in container management using Kubernetes.
Phil Harvey Having Caught Telcos in Broadband Speeds, Cable Providers Pivot to Apps & Experience
Phil Harvey  
11/15/2018  
NEW YORK -- The Future of Cable Business Services -- Perhaps the secret to becoming a more competitive cable company is to forget that you're a cable company.
Dan Jones FCC Auction Day 2, Bids Equal $47.8M
Dan Jones  
11/15/2018   2 comments
Bidding on the second day of the first FCC 28GHz 5G spectrum auction on Thursday is up to $47.8 million, around $6 million more than the end results of yesterday.
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Jeff Baumgartner Fixed 5G a 'Supplement' to Home Broadband, Altice USA Exec Says
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/15/2018  
NEW YORK -- Future of Cable Business Services -- 5G-powered fixed wireless services are being ballyhooed as a competitive alternative to wired home broadband services. But a top Altice USA exec says this emerging competitive product will merely serve as a tangential piece to the wider marketplace.
Huawei New Business Model for Multi-Service 5G Transport Networks
Huawei  
11/15/2018  
GSMA forecasts that, by 2025, the number of global 5G connections will reach 1.1 billion, with one third of the world's population connected to 5G networks. As the 5G industry matures, 5G will enable the connectivity and digitalization of everything. As a result, the operator market will also extend from individuals and homes to industries, an area that will integrate further with ICT.
Jeff Baumgartner US Cable Set to Rake in $18B in Biz Services Revenues in 2018
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/15/2018  
NEW YORK -- The Future of Cable Business Services -- Business services are still a critical growth engine for US cable operators, but the challenge ahead is to seek out and discover new services and opportunities that will keep that engine revved.
Jeff Baumgartner Comcast Adds Tubi to X1's OTT Video Blend
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/15/2018  
Adding another OTT option to its X1 set-top platform, Comcast has integrated Tubi, a free, ad-supported service that features a library of about 8,500 movies and TV shows.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up With Stratio to Bolster Big Data Offer
Paul Rainford  
11/15/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange smartens up electricity network; Ericsson's car pool wants some EU love for C-V2X; GSMA not happy at German 5G spectrum conditions.
Jeff Baumgartner CommScope/Arris Deal More About Dollars Than Strategic Sense – Analyst
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/15/2018  
CommScope and Arris have played up the strategic rationale of their proposed marriage as a way to combine their expertise in areas such as unlicensed and licensed spectrum amid the dawn of the 5G era.
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