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AT&T Summit: A Call for Tech-Optimists
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2017  |  Post a comment
As new players rapidly disrupt the communications industry, John Donovan says AT&T and its enterprise customers must be willing to take risks and adapt a data-driven mentality to drive innovation.
Verizon Preps NG-PON2 Rollout for Q1
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon unveils NG-PON2 commercial deployment plans.
Google Hybrid Cloud Networking Gets Production-Ready
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/31/2017  |  2 comments
Enterprises can use Google's own network to connect their on-premises networks with Google Cloud Platform.
Apple Trying to Drop Qualcomm – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2017  |  7 comments
Can Apple lean on Intel – and maybe MediaTek – to replace key supplier Qualcomm?
Facebook Tries Automating the Optical Network
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2017  |  7 comments
It's about building an abstraction layer. But that's easier to do with packet networks than with optical.
Jupiter Cable Looks to Bolster Cloud Services With Help From Amazon, Facebook
Scott Ferguson  | 
10/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Jupiter undersea cable, which is being built by NTT with help from Amazon, Facebook and others, is looking to connect Asia with the US and boost the ability to deliver cloud services.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: High Fiber Diet
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Scott, Jamie and Iain chat about Broadband World Forum and Amazon brand loyalty.
Eurobites: BT Beefs Up Cloud Offer With AWS
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10/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN talks tough to Turkcell; Orange gets caffeine boost; has the UK reached 'peak phone'?
Microsoft Growing Explosively, but Amazon Retains Huge Cloud Lead
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/31/2017  |  10 comments
While Microsoft is growing 90% year-over-year, Amazon Web Services remains bigger than its five next competitors – combined.
Masergy Tidies Up UCaaS Collaboration
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2017  |  Post a comment
New Hub option pulls together contextual information from multiple places, including social media, IMs, emails and chats.
Source: Egos 'Cloud' Sprint/T-Mobile Talks
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2017  |  10 comments
But that doesn't mean this is the end of the line for M&A negotiations between the third- and fourth-largest US mobile operators.
AT&T's Chow: Work-Life Balance Is Bogus
Mentor Monday  | 
10/30/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's Anne Chow discusses her leadership philosophy, approach to navigating business transformations and why she thinks more women should pursue the C-suite.
Why Chevron's 7-Year Microsoft Deal Is More Than Your Typical Tech Contract
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/30/2017  |  2 comments
Score up another big win for Microsoft, as petro-giant Chevron establishes Microsoft Azure as its primary cloud provider.
Calix Has a New Smart Home Platform
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2017  |  4 comments
The new Calix EXOS operating system lets third-party products and applications onto an on-premises managed network, but also layers in connectivity management, analytics, security and more.
AT&T Launches New AI, Microservice Initiatives
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2017  |  3 comments
Operator teams with Tech Mahindra on new open AI framework to be hosted by Linux Foundation, develops own internal microservices supplier platform.
New Event Tackles Critically Important 5G Transport Network
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2017  |  1 comment
Join us next week in NYC as Heavy Reading tackles key issues regarding how to connect radios, cell sites, controllers and edge data centers to services, content and applications.
Ericsson in China: Dangerous Liaisons?
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson has embarked on a 5G land grab in China that could damage its short-term margins. The question is whether it will pay off in the long run.
Streaming Analytics Drives Digital Transformation – Tibco CEO Murray Rode
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/30/2017  |  2 comments
By collecting and acting on data in real time, businesses can move fast enough to beat the competition.
CenturyLink's $34B Deal for Level 3 to Close This Week
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2017  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink got final approval from the FCC on Monday.
How the Cloud Can Secure the Internet of Things
Scott Ferguson  | 
10/30/2017  |  8 comments
The cloud and the Internet of Things are closely tied together. In a special report, Enterprise Cloud News looks at how the cloud is protecting IoT.
Eurobites: Nokia Boosts Zain's 4G Reach With FastMile
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain sees Q3 revenues and net income decline; Intracom virtualizes WiFi services; Ericsson stays friendly in Entel.
Sprint, T-Mobile Tie-Up Would Create Network Powerhouse
Column  | 
10/30/2017  |  Post a comment
A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could help to address the gap between the US and its global peers on mobile broadband speeds.
Ericsson Cloud Blossoms, as Telstra NFV Goes Live
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's live NFV deployments at Telstra and Swisscom are a boon to Pluribus, the startup with SDN that powers the Ericsson Cloud.
Cisco WiFi Gets a Dose of the 'Network Intuitive'
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2017  |  1 comment
The Wave 2 APs convert to subscription-based pricing as Cisco spreads intent-based networking to the wireless portfolio.
WiCipedia: #MeToo Hits the Valley & WiC Goes to London
WiCipedia  | 
10/27/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: 02 offers senior-level returnships; meet a 'future me'; and 'Don't make money for a**holes.'
The View From Tibco Now: Loud Clothes & Fast Cars
Slide Shows  | 
10/27/2017  |  10 comments
Dapper fashions and race wheels were the order of business at Tibco's user conference, along with data integration, analytics and the cloud. See the sights on our photo slideshow.
Telstra Goes Hybrid with New Roku-Powered 4K HDR Service
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Telstra TV Goes Hybrid with New Roku-Powered 4K HDR Service
How United Airlines Uses Data to Take Pain out of Flight Delays
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/27/2017  |  27 comments
United needed to integrate eight or nine different, and sometimes conflicting, sources of flight information, to minimize the pain of delays on passengers.
GE Digital Will Seek Carrier Partnerships for Predix
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2017  |  1 comment
Some industrial customers want GE to bundle connectivity with its Predix IIoT software.
Mobile Network Transformation: Clearing the 4G/5G Fog
Column  | 
10/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile networks will transform from now through 2020, more than since the inception of 2G. New 4G capabilities will trigger some of that, however, 5G both enables and encourages more fundamental change.
Google Gears to Scale Cloud
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  1 comment
Convinced of its technical superiority, Google CEO says the only challenge now is scaling up to meet customer demand.
Qualcomm: The First 5G Smartphone on Display?
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  2 comments
Qualcomm employee tweets pic of 'first 5G smartphone.'
For Amazon & Microsoft, the Cloud Keeps Giving
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  2 comments
Another quarter, another set of growth numbers: AWS sales were up 42% in Q3, while Azure grew by 90%.
Charter Touts Gig Plans as Earnings Slide
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  1 comment
Charter will launch gigabit services with DOCSIS 3.1 in the next couple of months.
Open Source Upheaval Could Finish Off 'Traditional' Vendors
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  1 comment
The adoption of open source technologies by the industry's telcos could spell the demise of its equipment suppliers in their current role.
Tibco Boosts Intelligence Cloud With Analytics & Messaging
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/26/2017  |  1 comment
By its own admission, Tibco's tools are powerful but tough to use. The company is looking to its cloud platform to fix that.
Comcast Not Immune to Pay-TV Declines
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  8 comments
And that's why it's betting so heavily on broadband.
Can Carriers Make Money on CPaaS?
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Twilio and the like are cleaning up selling communications platform as-a-service offerings – two vendors say CSPs can as well.
Income Drives Cord-Cutting, Not Age: Report
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  9 comments
New research from Mintel appears to contradict conventional wisdom, saying that cord-cutting is driven by income rather than by age or OTT services.
GE Snaps Together Industrial IoT Pieces, Adds Azure
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  Post a comment
After a brief 'time out' for Predix, GE gets back on track fleshing out its IoT platform and reaching out to the clouds.
India's RCom to Shutter Operations – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Press reports suggest that India's sixth-biggest operator will shut down most of its business in a further indication of the turmoil that grips the market.
ThousandEyes Probes Client Devices for App Performance
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10/26/2017  |  Post a comment
New Device Layer capabilities, combined with previously available service provider and enterprise network monitoring, gives ThousandEyes Path Visualization the ability to provide end-to-end performance monitoring.
Gfast Still Sizzlin': BBWF 2017 Update
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  Post a comment
It's been a hot topic in the fixed access sector for a number of years already, but Gfast is still making waves at this year's Broadband World Forum. Plus other broadband news.
GE's Predix Platform Finds New Home on Microsoft Azure
Scott Ferguson  | 
10/26/2017  |  7 comments
After agreeing to a deal with AWS, GE is now partnering with Microsoft to brings its Predix IoT management platform to Azure.
Nokia Share Price Tanks on Networks Gloom
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor records sharp growth in net income thanks to a licensing deal but forecasts another decline in the networks market in 2018.
Heavy Reading: It's Simple – Automate or Die
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2017  |  11 comments
A new 40-page report co-authored by seven analysts shows why network operators have to get on with automation or see themselves become irrelevant.
Ericsson Is Building a DOCSIS Small Cell
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
The era of cable small cells is about to arrive.
Australia's NBN Seeks More Govt Cash to Cover Loss-Making Rollout
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Australia's NBN has come under attack from the country's prime minister as it struggles to make a return.
Building the 5G Transport Network
Heavy Reading Blog  | 
10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
Netflix's Busy Week: Debt, Data & Video Monogamy
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2017  |  15 comments
A summary of Netflix-related news from the past week.
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