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Networking Is Eating VMware
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Networking is becoming as big or bigger than VMware's traditional compute business, executives say.
MEF Touts Multivendor SD-WAN & More
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  4 comments
SDO says MEF 3.0 work is advancing automation and orchestration of multi-network delivery of SD-WAN, IP services, DCI and more.
5G Will Change How Your Smartphone Is Designed
Jonestown  | 
5/31/2018  |  7 comments
5G smartphones using millimeter wave antennna arrays will be susceptible to so-called human blockage. Stupid humans!
California Lawmakers Hug Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
California State Senate easily passes strong net neutrality legislation, sending bill to State Assembly and likely touching off yet another legal battle with the feds.
Ciena Snaps Up Automation Expert Packet Design, Suffers Margins Glitch
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Ciena announces disappointing fiscal second quarter margins and the proposed acquisition of automated IP network optimization and analytics specialist Packet Design.
Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani: AI & Going Beyond the Pipe
CxO Spotlight  | 
5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Faizel Lakhani has always said selling pipes is not the end game for service providers. With Guavus' AI technology and real-time analytics, he hopes to be the first to tell them what's next.
Eurobites: Nokia Offloads Digital Health Unit, Exec Departs
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's regional roundup: Nokia completes unit sale, ushers out senior exec; Ericsson lands 5G R&D loan; Orange and Google team up to co-invest in hot startups; and CityFibre wins government-funded fiber build deal.
Telcos Must Go Cloud-Native to Compete
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  2 comments
Customer demand for new services is driving carriers to cloud architectures.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: More Than Meets the Eye
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
The usual suspects are back after a week of globetrotting to industry trade shows.
Telstra Feels the Heat
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent squeezed as the market swiftly transforms.
India's RCom Struggles to Settle Debt Issues
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  2 comments
A legal dispute with Ericsson threatens the Indian operator's deal with Reliance Jio.
CenturyLink's Walker: Digital Transformations Take Tenacity
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Bill Walker explains why the operator has prioritized converting central offices to house data center infrastructure to address service growth.
Motorola Clips On 5G Phone Features
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2018  |  7 comments
A popular mobile developer blog is showing photos that claim Motorola could go modular with 5G.
Cable's New Focus: More Fiber & D3.1
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
In BBWN's latest poll about the cable industry's next-gen tech plans, constructing new FTTH networks scored as the top priority, followed closely by rolling out D3.1 and gigabit speeds.
Slideshow: Light Reading's Big Communications Event Rocks Austin!
Slide Shows  | 
5/30/2018  |  3 comments
Cows, coffee and rock 'n roll were some of what we saw at Light Reading's big annual conference.
Infinera's Treseder: Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Decisive
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Lori Treseder, director of mechanical engineering at Infinera, discusses everything from improving power in the data center to empowering young women to pursue technical careers in the comms industry.
Eurobites: MTN Heads for IPO in Ghana
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN has started the IPO process for its operation in Ghana; Apax snaffles Expereo; Qualcomm likes Gemalto's eSIM; HERE and Sigfox get jiggy with IoT (geddit?); and anyone for Holotennis?
SES Banks on World Cup for 4K Kick
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Global satellite operator extends 4K TV reach to Latin America in time for next month's World Cup action as it continues to sign up US pay-TV providers for UHD.
Trump Admin Reboots $50B China Tech Tariffs
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2018  |  8 comments
Trump admin readies take two on Chinese tech tariffs, expected on June 15.
AT&T & Verizon Plot (Sort Of) Mobile 5G Demos & Trials
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
The big two ask FCC for fixed-to-mobile trials for 28GHz millimeter wave 5G.
Verizon: It's How You Automate That Counts
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon Partner Solutions, the wholesale unit, is turning its automation process around to be more customer-centric.
Boingo's Raja on How Small Cells & Virtualization Will Enable 5G
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Boingo's Kishore Raja discusses the role of small cell, virtualization and edge computing technologies in 5G deployments.
Tackling the Fiber & CEM Gaps
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Spectrum Enterprise chief Phil Meeks spells out how his cable unit is addressing the connectivity and customer experience needs of businesses.
Eurobites: Iliad Crashes Italian Market With Cut-Rate Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2018  |  1 comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad takes its disruptive undercutting tactics to Italy; Spain kickstarts 5G spectrum auction process; UK retailer Dixons Carphone feels the squeeze; Telia revamps its top team; and much more.
BCE 2018 Keynote: CenturyLink's James Feger
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's VP of Network Virtualization, James Feger, looks at how the shift towards a software-centric network model and the automation of manual processes is impacting network operations.
Telefónica Edges Closer to a Distributed Telco Cloud
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator is moving ahead with its software-defined edge network plans that will ultimately see 1,000 central offices become mini data centers.
T-Mobile Hired Trump Associate's Lobbying Firm to Advise on Merger
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2018  |  4 comments
T-Mobile looks to Trump associate for help with Sprint merger.
Trump Says ZTE Can Re-Open... With Conditions
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2018  |  4 comments
Some US Senators are already steamed about Trump's latest tweet about ZTE.
DT's Epic Undershoot Reflects Transformation Woes
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2018  |  1 comment
The German telco's failure to realize cost saving targets will put its transformation agenda firmly under the spotlight.
Apple Wins $539M in Samsung Patent Dispute
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2018  |  7 comments
But the 7-year patent spat could continue.
Verizon's Fixed 5G: A Cable Alternative Is Coming!
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2018  |  8 comments
New video from the operator shows off millimeter wave performance.
FCC: Put a Price on Unlicensed Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2018  |  1 comment
Spectrum means money. Even the unlicensed kind.
MetTel's Fox: The Struggle to Scale When Going Cloud Native
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Edward Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, says while MetTel has made strides in going cloud native at the application layer, challenges remain in scaling the "lower layer routing and switching functions."
Samsung on Millimeter Wave 5G for Verizon & More
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Samsung talks about the promise of millimeter wave 5G as it starts to move from trials into the commercial deployment phase.
Sprint Business: A Low-Latency Society & Big 5G Goals
CxO Spotlight  | 
5/25/2018  |  4 comments
At BCE, Sprint Business President Jan Geldmacher talked about why low-latency networks will be the standout feature in 5G services. Plus, he has some bold predictions about Sprint's 5G prowess.
BT's Patterson Gets Tasty CEO Bonus as Troops Suffer
Morris Lore  | 
5/25/2018  |  5 comments
BT's CEO gets a $1.7 million bonus after lurching from one cock-up to another in the recent fiscal year.
WiCipedia: Pink Tax & Zuckerberg's Power of Three Rule
WiCipedia  | 
5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: VMware and Stanford collab; just hire more women already; Randi Zuckerberg's new book; and more.
Eurobites: Privacy Champion Slams Web Giants Over GDPR Tactics
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2018  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica teams up with Netflix; how Nokia lost its way on devices; French regulator issues first 'superfast' wireless license.
BCE 2018 Keynote: Spectrum Enterprise's Phil Meeks
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Phil Meeks, executive VP and president at Spectrum Enterprise, examines the business impact of a greater awareness of, and focus on, client experience.
CenturyLink's Feger: Automation Sets You Free
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Network automation can let your best people address your most challenging problems by freeing them from mundane network operations, says CenturyLink's James Feger at Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
Sony Gets Ready to Move Into 5G
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  2 comments
Sony plots 5G Xperia, aiming for next-gen wireless fillip.
GTT's Sahim: Standards Could Speed SD-WAN Adoption
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Kevin Sahim, VP of Engineering, GTT, explains how service providers' delivery of multiple circuit options and hybrid security are important features for enterprise customers adopting SD-WAN.
Eurobites: Italy to Hold 5G Auction in September
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G goes to the museum; MTS suffers drop in subscribers; KCOM virtualizes with Metaswitch; Swisscom's one-SIM offer.
Verizon, AT&T Splash the Cash for Lumina
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon leads $10 million 'A' round of funding, and AT&T is investing as well to help commercialize open-source SDN controller.
ETSI's Open Source MANO Gets a Makeover
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest release of Telefónica-backed management and orchestration system boasts multiple enhancements, and a 'lessons learned' paper, that highlight 'real progress,' notes industry analyst. But not everyone's convinced.
Meet the Man Who's Optimized His Entire Life With Automation
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/24/2018  |  1 comment
From diet plans to dating, data analyst Ken Lang is on a mission to automate every aspect of his lifestyle
DT Targets €1.5B in Automation Savings, Misses Former Target
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  2 comments
German incumbent misses targets for all-IP transformation and related cost savings but eyes another €1.5 billion in savings.
Wake Up & Smell the Coffee, Telefónica
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Coffee and telecom come together, and not in another Ray Le Maistre review of local barista expertise.
Is Dish Really Ready to Be a 5G Player?
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2018  |  1 comment
Charlie says he likes it!
Vanquished in Video, Verizon Admits OTT Defeat
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2018  |  4 comments
After several years of failing to launch an IPTV service, Verizon now says it will partner with another OTT provider.
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