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Apple Stops Taking Businesses for Granted
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7/31/2018  |  2 comments
After a long history of treating business users with benign neglect, Apple is touting enterprise customers and partnerships as strategic to delivering record-setting third-quarter results.
Is GE Selling Its Digital Business?
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2018  |  5 comments
GE is now looking to sell off pieces of its industrial Internet of Things business, after trying to build it into a top-10 software company, according to reports.
Charter Still Content With No Content
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7/31/2018  |  4 comments
Unlike such other US pay-TV giants as AT&T and Comcast, Charter still sees no reason to bulk up and diversify with major video programming assets.
IBM & Google Launch 'Istio' Cloud Software, but Amazon & Microsoft Skip the Party
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7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Istio, an open platform for connecting, managing and securing Kubernetes microservices, hits version 1.0 on Tuesday. But can it fly without Amazon and Microsoft?
Charter to New York: We Ain't Going Anywhere
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7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Charter Chief Tom Rutledge says company plans to fight state PSC order to sell all its New York cable systems and leave the state behind.
How Lumina Is Redefining SDN
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7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Less than a year after being spun off from parent company Brocade, Lumina Networks has secured over $10 million in Series A funding and caught the attention of industry juggernauts such as AT&T and Verizon. Lumina COO Nitin Serro talks about the future of SDN, and how Lumina is changing the landscape for everyone in the game.
Equinix Grows as Enterprise Strategy Takes Hold
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7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
By making more cloud/IT resources available in its IBXs, Equinix is moving well beyond data center and interconnection to play a strategic role for large enterprises in the hybrid cloud space.
Harmonic Still Seeking Scale for Its Virtual CCAP
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7/31/2018  |  1 comment
Showing that the virtual CCAP era is still in the early phases, Harmonic says its new CableOS platform is delivering broadband service to about 400,000 cable modems worldwide.
Eurobites: Fastweb Buys Tiscali's Fixed-Wireless Biz, 5G Spectrum
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7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor CEE sale gets EC approval; Vivendi reveals Telecom Italia write-down; Liberty Global completes Austrian sale.
Huawei Shrugs Off Challenges With Surge in H1 Profit
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7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor maintains rate of sales growth and boosts profitability despite an array of competitive and regulatory challenges.
New York State Tells Charter to Get Out
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7/30/2018  |  1 comment
State PSC revoked its 2016 approval of Charter's acquisition on Friday and ordered Charter to file plans within 60 days to sell all its New York cable systems to another provider.
Eurobites: ARM Eyes $600M Data Analytics Deal – Report
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7/30/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins second phase of 'supervectoring' rollout; BT beefs up cybersecurity in India, loses more TV sports content.
Nokia Reels In $3.5B 5G Deal With T-Mobile US
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2018  |  12 comments
Nokia's $3.5 billion 5G deal with T-Mobile US is the Finnish vendor's biggest 5G deal so far and proves the importance of its 'end-to-end' portfolio, says the company.
Sigfox Loses CFO Martineau – Sources
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7/30/2018  |  1 comment
Olivier Martineau becomes the latest senior executive to leave the loss-making IoT company following an exodus of top-level managers in the last 18 months.
Google Pushes Enterprise Strategy Beyond the Cloud
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7/30/2018  |  3 comments
With recent initiatives in Internet of Things and on-premises software, as well as its open source, AI and security strengths, Google Cloud Platform is finding its place in a hot market.
5G in the USA: Where We at With Mobile?
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2018  |  1 comment
We now know a bit more about when America is going mobile with 5G, as AT&T and Verizon revealed more details this week.
OSS/BSS Market Poised to Resume Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The OSS/BSS market is changing quickly thanks to the move to network virtualization and, more broadly, by the transformation of communications service providers into digital service providers.
ZTE Racks Up $790M Q1 Loss on US Ban
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7/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor issues revised earnings report to calculate full impact of US ban that nearly destroyed its business.
Google Cloud Next in Photos, With Gorgeous Giraffe Footwear
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7/27/2018  |  2 comments
Executives in whimsical footwear and oversized gadgets of balls and tubes were side-by-side with the latest open source, AI, IoT and hybrid cloud technology at Google's annual cloud conference.
BT: It's Good to Talk About Profits, but Not Customers
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2018  |  1 comment
Shares in BT rise after it reports an improvement in profitability, but the UK operator has yet to convince everyone that its business is on the mend.
Eurobites: Ericsson Plays Backseat Driver in 5G Auto Antenna Trials
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7/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify adds paying customers; Proximus makes progress in Q2; O2 invites everyone into its 5G testbed.
WiCipedia: Feminist Internet, Young Tycoons & Blind Spots
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7/27/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber keeps sticking its head in the mud; Forbes 40 Under 40 list; how the Internet could be feminist-friendly; and more.
Comcast Asks Wall Street: Where Is the Love?
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7/26/2018  |  1 comment
Number one US cable and broadband provider flexes broadband muscles as it seeks to prove to financial community that it's still got its good-old growth mojo going.
Google Builds Bridge With Microsoft in GitHub Partnership
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7/26/2018  |  8 comments
Google and GitHub are collaborating on Google's new platform for Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), in advance of GitHub's pending acquisition by Google competitor Microsoft.
Verizon Confirms Mobile 5G in 'Early' 2019
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7/26/2018  |  8 comments
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
Spanish 5G Auction Nets €438M for Govt
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7/26/2018  |  1 comment
Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone divide mid-band airwaves that will support the launch of next-generation 5G services when equipment becomes available.
Qualcomm's $44B Bid for NXP Collapses
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7/26/2018  |  Post a comment
After Chinese authorities fail to approve the deal, the US chips giant abandons a takeover that would have fueled its IoT expansion.
Orange Bullish in Spain as Convergence Bid Pays Off
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7/26/2018  |  Post a comment
French incumbent reports growth in sales and profits thanks to a strong showing in Spain and across markets in Africa and the Middle East.
Profits Crash at Nokia's Networks Biz
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7/26/2018  |  1 comment
Margins at Finnish vendor's networks business are nearly wiped out as it continues to guide for an improvement in conditions in the second half.
Google's Hölzle: Take Your Time With Cloud Migration – We Won't Rush You
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7/26/2018  |  1 comment
Enterprises can move to the cloud at their own pace with Google's new Cloud Services Platform and GKE On-Prem software, says Urs Hölzle, Google's senior vice president for technical infrastructure.
Eurobites: South America Drags Down Telefónica's Q2
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7/26/2018  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky's good year; KPN's shaky second quarter; ITV pulls shows from Netflix; Man U start streaming.
Your Broadband Sucks, Telecom Italia CEO Tells UK
Morris Lore  | 
7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Italy beats the UK hands down on food and culture, but does it offer a better broadband experience as well?
AT&T Starts to Milk the Time Warner Cash Cow
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7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Company executives spell out plans to use new WarnerMedia assets to boost subscription, advertising and transactional revenues on all their distribution platforms.
Google: Security vs. Convenience – You Don't Have to Choose
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7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is introducing a physical hardware key to provide platform access for high-priority end users, as well as protections for G Suite and virtualized and containerized apps.
IoT, 5G, Automation & Security: The Impact of New Technologies for Asia's Leading Operators
Partner Perspectives  | 
7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Operators re-evaluate their strategies in response to fundamental network stack technology changes.
Google Debuts Processor Boosting AI for IoT
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7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is extending AI to the IoT edge and connected devices, including a new Edge TPU chip to run TensorFlow machine learning on IoT devices.
The Great Edge Computing Land Grab
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7/25/2018  |  7 comments
Schneider Electric, a major supplier to everyone in the data center space, sees a rush to identify and build out edge data centers that sit between the cell tower and a CO or regional data center.
Google Brings the G Suite Heat
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7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Google adds enterprise appeal to G Suite, including a new Gmail user interface, enhanced enterprise search, enterprise capabilities for Google Voice, and standalone licensing for Google Drive.
Sales Squeeze to Drive Heavier Cutbacks at Vodafone
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7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Incoming CEO Nick Read is aiming for heftier cost cuts this year than last as Vodafone looks to hit profitability targets in slow-growing markets.
Eurobites: Amazon Prepares for Cloud Push in Cape Town
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7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Poland's Play upgrades with Ericsson; BT lab addresses PSTN switch-off; Germany plans cyber counter-punch.
Infinera's Integration Situation Needs More Explanation
The Philter  | 
7/25/2018  |  2 comments
Infinera's proposed purchase of Coriant for $430 million sounds like a small price for lots of upside. But the integration will be a challenge – this tasty-sounding deal could go together like mustard and pancakes.
Verizon: We'll Still Do Video Our Way
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Big Red pins residential broadband hopes on putting fiber in more markets as its Fios platform continues to score modest gains in data customers while its DSL sub base dwindles further.
AT&T Expects Mobile 5G in 'Parts' of 12 Markets by Year's End
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7/24/2018  |  5 comments
AT&T expects to spend $22B in capex for 2018, as it starts to get payments – of around $2M – for FirstNet.
Google G Suite AI Talks With Your Colleagues So You Don't Have To
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7/24/2018  |  6 comments
Google is adding Smart Reply to Google Hangouts, Smart Compose for autocompleting email and grammar suggestions to Google Docs.
Google Launches Cloud Services Platform, a Toolkit for Kubernetes & Serverless Apps
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is integrating disparate open source software into a single platform to make it easier for enterprises to deploy, manage and secure applications across the public and on-premises clouds.
Telecom Italia Says 5G Auction May Force It to Sell Assets
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Italian telecom incumbent is evaluating strategic options for subsidiaries after weighing the impact of a forthcoming 5G spectrum auction.
Google Debuts On-Prem Kubernetes Server
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is taking its cloud invasion deep into enterprise territory with server software that runs containerized apps on-premises.
NetScout Data to Power IBM CEM
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Service assurance software company to provide continuous network data and analytics for smarter IBM analytics to CSPs.
KT Flies Higher With Helium Airship
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
South Korea's KT is building a series of autonomous helium airships that can literally spit out drones.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Drinking With CEOs
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: Scott's befuddled by Ericsson; Jamie Homers in on Iliad; and Ray yanks our blockchain.
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