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MEF CTO: We're Living Up to Agile Promises
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2018  |  2 comments
Pascal Menezes tells MEF18 audience the organization is dramatically reshaping how it creates and delivers specifications.
MEF18 Day Two: uCPE Can Spur IT Service Revenue
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading editors share their highlights from Day Two of MEF18, including new uses for uCPE and MEF's faster spec processes.
Spectrum, Telus Team on Dynamic Services PoC
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10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks
NTT DoCoMo to Spend $8.8B on 5G, Forecasts Flat Profit
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10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese operator provides a financial update for the next few years that may underwhelm those expecting more from 5G.
Carriers Keep 5G on the Smart Cities Agenda
The Philter  | 
10/31/2018  |  4 comments
The need to deploy infrastructure to support 5G services is having an impact on just about every smart cities discussion and plan. Even when 5G isn't on the menu, some cities are asking for multi-decade public-partnerships, a chance for someone to influence the next major tech transition.
Sprint Gets 5G in Place for First Half of 2019
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
2.5GHz network capacity will be Sprint's 5G advantage, CEO Michel Combes said on company's fiscal Q2 call.
Eurobites: Telefónica Revenues Hit by Currency Movements in Q3
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10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon gets loan to buy Nokia gear; BT and Sky extend UK content deal to Ireland; why GDPR can be good for you.
IBM-Red Hat: A Crazy Plan That Might Work
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2018  |  3 comments
IBM's $34 billion Red Hat buyout is a high-risk, high-reward gamble that will probably fail. But if IBM succeeds, it can dominate enterprise computing for a generation.
Data Center Switching Enters the 400G Era
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
The growth of public and private cloud data centers is driving a strong and growing market for high-performance switch chips, and the choices dominating operators in the market make will have a dramatic impact.
NBN: We're Beating Europe & Not Overcharging Anyone
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2018  |  2 comments
Executives from Australia's controversial wholesaler reject the accusation they are overcharging customers and insist the project is now on track to meet targets.
T-Mobile: 6 of Top 10 US Markets Ready for Our 5G in 2019
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  3 comments
As the operator adds 1.6 million net customers for its Q3.
Legere: T-Mobile Not Feeling 'Major Pressure' From New Cable Rivals
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10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Exec says cable's spending levels on new mobile services isn't scalable and believes that most of their subs are coming from Verizon.
MEF18 Day One: SD-WAN Reality Sinks In
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is taking off but provisioning complexity remains a challenge, and one that MEF is helping to address.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Broadband, 5G & Q3 Numbers
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
The usual suspects assemble once more in order to record their incoherent ramblings for your pleasure.
FCC Tests Show WiFi Can Operate Safely in 5.9GHz Band
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  3 comments
Cable industry wants FCC to free up substantial portion of the band for WiFi.
AT&T's Goodell: SD-WAN Explodes as Killer App
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
But deployment complexities continue to challenge telecom operators.
Harmonic's Cable Virtualization Biz Looks a Bit More Real
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Says its CableOS platform is involved in a mix of commercial deployments and field trials with 25 cable ops.
Cable, Mobile Prepping for CBRS – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC said to have processed registrations for 15,000 CBRS sites in the US.
MEF Executing on SD-WAN Specs, New APIs & Enterprise Council
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  1 comment
Organization kicks off its annual conference with three key announcements showing progress on multiple MEF 3.0 fronts.
Eurobites: Only 5G Can Save Us Now, Says Telecom Italia CEO
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica's AI commandments; Colt cozies up to Oracle; BT's security boss quits; Elisa's clean air on a 5G string.
Nokia Builds Apps for Optical Network Monetization
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor's new WaveSuite applications are designed to help network operators make more money from their optical assets.
Vidgo Soft-Launches National OTT-TV Service
The Bauminator  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO Shane Cannon says service's underlying multi-CDN streaming platform held up as usage spiked during El Clásico match.
IBM's Red Hat Acquisition: 'Management Has Run Out of Steam'
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
IBM's Red Hat acquisition seems like a hail-mary play by a vendor that's losing to the competition in public cloud.
MEF18 Preview: APIs, Blockchain & More
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner tell you what they're looking forward to at MEF18 in Los Angeles.
IBM: Don't Panic! We Won't Mess With Red Hat
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  1 comment
On a joint conference call, senior IBM and Red Hat execs sought to reassure analysts, investors and customers that nothing will change at Red Hat after Big Blue completes its $34 billion takeover.
Cisco Closes Sale of Video Software Unit to Permira
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Synamedia declared 'open for business,' taps Dave Longaker to lead Americas region.
CableLabs Futurist: AI Still Has Its Limits
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  1 comment
In a fireside chat at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, CableLabs' Bernardo Huberman warns that, despite their many attributes, smart machines are still no substitute for human beings.
AT&T Reveals First Commercial 5G Device
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T's 5G 'puck' is a Netgear mobile hotspot.
What Made Waves at Cable-Tec Expo?
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick and Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discuss the tech topics that resonated in Atlanta at SCTE's annual confab, including Full Duplex DOCSIS, expanded spectrum DOCSIS, distributed access architectures, AI, and what critical role cable might play in the 5G era.
Challenges & Opportunities in Network Mergers & Migrations
Partner Perspectives  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Mergers and migrations are a great opportunity to modernize the network and automate it, but they present challenges to service providers.
Mobileum Snaps Up Mobile Security Specialist
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  1 comment
Roaming solutions specialist Mobileum has acquired hosted signalling firewall vendor Evolved Intelligence, a move that begs a number of questions says seasoned industry analyst.
Eurobites: UK Budget to Find £250M for Rural Full-Fiber Boost?
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia achieves 600Gbit/s 'milestone' with Infinera; Turin's 5G remote-controlled car; MTN user numbers up in Q3.
Mr. Rogers Slams Trump, & for Good Reason
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
No, not Fred Rogers. We're talking about former NBC Cable chief Tom Rogers, who blasted the president's denunciation of the news media as 'enemies of the people.'
Is IBM Overpaying for Red Hat?
Morris Lore  | 
10/29/2018  |  1 comment
Big Blue is paying a staggering premium for a company that trades in open source software.
Google Extends Enterprise Support in 'Firebase' Mobile Dev Service
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is taking the next generation of its Firebase mobile app development service beyond consumer apps and small and midsized business developers.
Nokia's Enterprise Push Is Adding €180M in Annual Sales
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Kristian Pullola, Nokia's chief financial officer, says enterprise activities are offsetting a decline at the mainstream telecom business as he prepares for a new round of cost cutting.
Orchestrator Startup Inmanta Raises Funding, Bolsters Team
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Startup boasts some impressive results from a proof of concept with a Belgian operator and remains confident about landing commercial deals.
RJio Aims to Increase Stake in GTPL Hathway – Reports
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
India's youngest and most aggressive operator is trying to beef up its cable stakes as it aims to be a force in the country's home broadband market.
IBM Buying Red Hat for $34B, Turning Cloud Upside Down
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2018  |  4 comments
IBM rocket-boosts its flagging cloud business by acquiring the open source pioneer.
Deal Puts California's Tough Net Neutrality Law on Hold
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
If state court approves it, the temporary delay would take effect while a Washington, DC, district court reviews a case centered on the FCC's 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom order.
Cloud Spending Growth Slows, While Big Providers Squeeze Little Guys Even Harder
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
While cloud spending slowed in Q3 2018, it's still growing faster than last year.
Arris: Tariffs Add $200M in Broadband Gear Costs, Threaten US 5G Plans
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Short of removing broadband equipment from the proposed new tariffs, Arris seeks more time to make changes to its complex supply chain.
Charter Puts Mobile in Motion
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Following the full market launch of its new Spectrum Mobile product last month, the No. 2 US MSO has signed up 21,000 wireless customers and is integrating mobile service into its new triple-play bundle.
5G in the USA: Fall Edition
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G race between AT&T and Verizon heats up as we hit the last quarter of the year. But it's still mostly a war of words.
Comcast-Made Signal Meter Detects Signal Leak on Expo Floor
The Bauminator  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Oh, and did you know that Comcast makes its own portable signal level meters, equipped with RDK-B, for its field techs?
Microsoft Completes $7.5B GitHub Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  1 comment
The open source developer community gained 3 million users since the two companies announced the acquisition in June, suggesting that developer claims they'd abandon the platform were overblown.
Mesosphere Tames Kubernetes Proliferation
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
New software is designed to centralize Kubernetes deployments under IT control, as well as improve support for developers building data science applications with machine learning.
Eurobites: Ericsson Partners With Fujitsu on 5G
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT down after Jansen appointment; Orange's data center plans; Proximus raises guidance.
WiCipedia: No (CIS) Men Allowed & Breaking Into a 'Male' Industry
WiCipedia  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Kaspersky aims to attract women to cybersecurity; how to break into a male-dominated industry; no CIS men allowed at a DC hackathon; and more.
Amazon's Cloud Business Grows 46%, Reaching a $26B Annual Run Rate
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
AWS boosted its operating margin to 31% by slashing costs, the company said. Amazon reported overall sales of $56.6 billion, up 29% year-over-year.
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