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ON2020 Shares Operator Visions for the Future of Optical Networking at OFC 2018
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
ON2020 is running a workshop at OFC where speakers from leading operators will share their visions and discuss roadmaps for optical networking.
Why Sky's the Limit for Comcast
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  1 comment
Despite investor skepticism, Comcast executives see Sky as 'great fit' as they seek to create greater scale, expand internationally, add more high-value content and boost their technological capabilities.
Susan Johnson & Her Career Acceleration in AT&T
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Susan Johnson, SVP Global Supply Chain of AT&T, discusses her leadership strategy and how her background in investment banking prepared her for a career in the telecom industry. Susan also talks about lessons learned from the different roles she has held at AT&T over the course of her career.
OrbTV: CENX & Nan Chen – Exploring MEF's 3.0 SD-WAN
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
CENX's Nan Chen, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, describes MEF's 3.0 SD-WAN projects and efforts to develop SD-WAN specifications. In addition, Chen explains what telcos can learn from automation initiatives in other industries.
OrbTV: MobiledgeX Further Exploring Edge Computing Opportunities
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Jason Hoffman, CEO of MobiledgeX, explains Deutsche Telekom's role in launching MobiledgeX and how edge computing supports new applications and technologies such as IoT.
Investors Burn Frontier Over Missing Dividend
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  2 comments
Company suspends dividend payments to pay down debt, sees stock fall 25%.
Is Paid Prioritization the New Privacy?
Rewired  | 
2/28/2018  |  8 comments
Internet users have grown used to being tracked online, but will they ever accept the fact that some applications need special treatment by ISPs?
OrbTV: EdgeConneX Expanding Edge Data in South America & Europe
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer of EdgeConneX, discusses plans to expand edge data centers in South America and Europe in an effort to meet rising demand for cloud services.
Altice Amps Up US Capex for FTTH, New Box
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Altice USA aims to boost capital spending by roughly 30% this year as it ramps up FTTH network construction, deploys new home entertainment hubs and preps for new wireless service.
VMware Takes NFV to the Edge
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
VMware is looking to help service providers push apps out to the edge, where they're needed for analytics, data connection, IoT and other use cases.
AI Is in Diverse Parts of a Mobile Operator's Business: Here’s Why
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Although artificial intelligence (AI) has been a part of the mobile network for decades, vendors have only scratched the surface in the ability of AI applications in their offerings and have started exploring more deeply.
OpenStack 'Queens' Takes on New Workloads
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/28/2018  |  6 comments
The 17th OpenStack update, dubbed 'Queens,' adds support for GPUs and containers to meet the needs of emerging technologies such as edge computing, NFV and machine learning.
Spirent Passes the Coffee Test
Shades of Ray  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Great coffee is essential when at Mobile World Congress and, once again, Spirent has delivered.
Ericsson Wants to Add Compute to CDNs
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
CDNs can offer more than just storage at the edge.
Orange: Still No Clear Business Case for vRAN
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange has been carrying out vRAN trials but has yet to be convinced that a commercial rollout would make sense.
GSMA's Innovation City Tour
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Peter Montgomery, Director of Partnerships at GSMA, gives us an overview on this year's Innovation City at MWC, which hosts the GSMA's key programs and initiatives including Future Networks, Internet of Things, Mobile Connect and Mobile for Development.
Eurobites: Telenor Targets Smart Cities With Cisco
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom introduces ten-year flat data rate for IoT; Ericsson and MTS open 5G test center in Russia; TIM cozies up to Qualcomm.
The Matrix Phone Reloaded
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/28/2018  |  1 comment
Following the success of last year's update to the classic Nokia 3310, HMD Global returned to MWC with the 8110 – a flip phone made famous when it helped Neo escape the Matrix. With a focus on basic features, long battery life and a hidden keypad, it's a Nokia-badged throwback that would make any 90s kid happy.
OrbTV: NTT & Multicloud Trends
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Len Padilla, VP Product Strategy of NTT Europe, discusses how we're witnessing a growing multicloud trend and how NTT is advising enterprise customers transitioning into the multicloud environment.
OrbTV: MWC 2018 Day 2 Wrap-Up
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Iain Morris wrap up Day 2 of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with initial thoughts on service provider and product announcements.
OrbTV: AT&T and Customers Moving to the Digital Mode
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2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Roman Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer of AT&T Business, discusses how its new product FlexWare is helping its enterprise customers with their digital transformation.
T-Mobile to Roll Out 5G in 30 US Cities in 2018
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  17 comments
The network deployment will be split 'roughly 50/50' between Ericsson and Nokia, according to T-Mobile's CEO.
Chen Lifang: Connecting All Things Is the Basis of Everything Else
News from Huawei  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Chen Lifang, Senior Vice President of Huawei, emphasized that connecting all things is the basis of everything else, and is the cornerstone of an intelligent world, in her speech in Unlocking New Economic Value Summit during Mobile Congress World 2018.
OrbTV: Ernst & Young on the Transformation of Telcos
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Holger Forst, Global Telecom Assurance Leader of EY, discusses the challenges and transformation telcos undergo through an ever changing ecosystem.
NTT DoCoMo: Capex to Fall With 5G Rollout
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  2 comments
Several of the world's biggest operators have said they do not expect capital expenditure to rise with the deployment of 5G technology.
OrbTV: Verizon's 5G & SD-WAN Capabilities
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Shawn Hakl, SVP Business Products, discusses Verizon's new strategies for IoT strategy including the impact of 5G on its approach to SD-WAN.
Court Puts FTC Back in Net Neutrality Mix
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
US appeals court upholds agency's authority to regulate some trade practices of common carriers, lets suit proceed against AT&T.
Digitalization: Key to 5G Indoor Success
News from Huawei  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Boosting intensive indoor coverage in preparation for the 5G era has been and will continue to be a serious concern for many operators. What options are available for operators?
Finding New Growth with All Business Connected LTE Evolution
News from Huawei  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
From simple individual communication to digital society, new businesses bring huge opportunities to mobile operators who are facing challenges in growth.
Eurobites: TIM, Ericsson Go vRAN in Turin
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo makes 5G claims in Qatar, while Vodafone beats a retreat; network slicers come together; Bouygues trials 5G in Bordeaux.
China Mobile Claims First 3GPP Standard 5G CPE
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The Huawei-built unit supports the 3GPP 5G NR spec at 3.5GHz.
Major Telcos Pool Efforts to Slash 5G RAN Costs
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DoCoMo and Orange have clubbed together to form ORAN, which combines the XRAN and C-RAN groups that were previously active in this area.
Juniper Weathers Hypercloud Storm, Says CTO Koley
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/27/2018  |  5 comments
Juniper is getting clobbered by the transition by hypercloud providers to 'scale out' architecture from 'scale up.' But that'll change soon, Juniper CTO Bikash Koley tells Enterprise Cloud News.
Another Reason to Promote Women in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
More women in leadership and board positions could help combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Join WiC in Denver as we discuss this and more on March 22.
SKT in Talks With DT to Join MobiledgeX
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  1 comment
South Korean telco could team up with Deutsche Telekom on edge computing through an investment in its MobiledgeX business.
GTT Snaps Up Interoute for $2.3B
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  1 comment
There was significant interest in acquiring Interoute but the winning bid for the cloud-savvy network operator came from GTT.
Facebook Expands Rural Efforts With TIP Team
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  1 comment
At the MWC Facebook press conference, Jay Parikh highlighted the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiatives to connect rural regions.
Ryan Ding: On 5G, Work With Huawei
News from Huawei  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Ryan Ding, Huawei Executive Director and President of Carrier Business Group, shared his views and vision for 5G with the industry at the '5G is Now' Summit during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.
Comcast Bids $31B to Steal Sky From Fox, Disney
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  1 comment
Comcast wants to own [the] Sky.
Vodafone's Colao, DT's Höttges Lock Horns in Barca
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  1 comment
The bosses of two of Europe's biggest telcos have clashed over prospective takeover activity in Germany.
DT Will Start Commercial 5G Trials in 2018
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
German telco plots launch of 5G network services in 2020 following commercial trials in Germany and other European markets this year.
Cisco Lands One on Ericsson With Open vRAN Initiative
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  4 comments
Ciscosson relationship is in tatters as Cisco spearheads radio access network initiative that competes against Ericsson.
Ruckus Reveals CBRS Home Gateway
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Arris brings Ruckus to the home with new fixed wireless broadband gateway.
MWC 2018: Ericsson CEO Interview
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's CEO Börje Ekholm talks to Light Reading about 5G investments, automation, business models and more at Mobile World Congress 2018.
Verizon: We'll Be First With Fixed & Mobile 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon takes 5G marketing fight to chilly Spain!
Telenor: Containers Essential to 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
New white paper, co-authored by Metaswitch, relates PoC and trial experience showing faster service turn-up, greater efficiencies.
First 5G Core Spec Coming in June
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Open APIs are the order of the day.
Quint Plays: The Smart (Home) Move for SPs
Column  | 
2/26/2018  |  3 comments
IoT technologies are now enabling cable operators and other service providers to offer 'quint play' bundles with smart home services for subscribers.
SAP Debuts a Buffet-Style Cloud Plan
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/26/2018  |  23 comments
Enterprises can buy SAP Cloud services on a one price 'consumption-based' plan rather than à la carte.
IBM: Incumbents 'Striking Back' at Business Disruption
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/26/2018  |  9 comments
For the first time in years, CXOs say incumbents are leading disruption, rather than startups or Internet giants, according to IBM.
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