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Juniper Snapping Up Cyphort for Security
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/31/2017  |  2 comments
Cyphort provides analytics for threat defense, and Juniper plans to use the assets to bolster on-premises and cloud security.
T-Mobile Says Its 600MHz LTE Sites Will Be 5G-Ready
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  4 comments
T-Mobile could go 5G in rural areas in the US first.
Adtran: Desperately Seeking Software Status
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  1 comment
Three years into its transformation into a software, integrator and services company, Adtran's making headway changing its image and sales strategy.
Ciena's Stock Dives 10% on Weak Forecast
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  2 comments
Optical network equipment maker blames cuts in government spending for guidance that disappoints the financial community and gives its share price a short back and sides.
Stay Tuned for MWC Americas!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Join us for our coverage on MWC Americas in San Francisco.
The Autonomous Network Is the Endgame for Telecom
From the Founder  | 
8/31/2017  |  19 comments
The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
Outlook Grows Rosier for Arris Set-Tops
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Arris forecasts for its CPE business may be overly conservative.
Bouygues Boasts Biggest Mobile Gains in France
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Telco division of French industrial group claims to have beaten its rivals on mobile customer growth over the most recent six quarters.
Exploiting Cloud-Network Synergies to Boost Enterprise Customer Satisfaction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
The challenge for telcos is to achieve cloud-network synergy: making cloud the gateway to develop new B2B services.
Oracle Adds Machine Learning, AI to IoT Cloud
Scott Ferguson  | 
8/31/2017  |  6 comments
Oracle is adding a level of automation to its IoT portfolio with the addition of machine learning and AI.
Eurobites: EXFO Makes Move on Astellia
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany's Festo goes network slicing with Huawei; Telefónica looks to raise capital in Colombia; T-Systems take public cloud to Asia.
OpenStack 'Pike' Release Emphasizes Ease-of-Use
Scott Ferguson  | 
8/31/2017  |  1 comment
The 16th version of OpenStack is called 'Pike' and the release looks to simplify the deployment of the private cloud platform.
'For Sale' Rumor Lights Fire Under Broadsoft's Stock
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  5 comments
Share price jumps 11.5% Wednesday following reports of a planned sale, but Broadsoft isn't the only IP communications platform player looking for a buyer.
Louisiana Overcomes Change Resistance for Cloud Journey
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/31/2017  |  2 comments
The state government is used to the old way of doing things, but the Office of Technology Services sees it's time to change.
Showtime Punched for Sloppy Streaming
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  4 comments
A streaming user unable to see the much hyped Mayweather-McGregor fight due to 'grainy video, error screens, buffer events, and stalls,' has filed a lawsuit against Showtime.
AT&T Adds 3 New 5G Test Cities
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T fixed tests coming to Waco, Kalamazoo and South Bend by year's end.
Telcos Pony Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon, Comcast and AT&T have all donated significant money to hurricane relief efforts.
As Its Roaming Empire Declines, Syniverse Gets Enterprising
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
With its roaming business in decline, Syniverse hopes investment in new digital offerings will return it to profitability.
Upskill U: OPNFV Director on Open Source & Automation
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/30/2017  |  1 comment
This week at Upskill U, Heather Kirksey, director of OPFNV, will examine the use of open source and automation in accelerating the deployment and management of network and business services.
Can CSPs Enable Omni-Channel Marketing?
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
They lack confidence in their abilities but a new CMO Council study is encouraging them to take a leadership role for other brands.
Analysts Predict $1B Revenue From Fixed 5G in 2019
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  3 comments
The fixed wireless uptick is expected to be largely US-focused.
Eurobites: KPN Teams Up With China Unicom on IoT
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Business Services lands wearables deal; Ericsson's small cell splurge; Swisscom turns off 1.0 TV service; MegaFon profits down in Q2.
Sysco Looks to Multi-Cloud for Digital Transformation
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/30/2017  |  8 comments
The food logistics company has ambitions beyond just 'moving things around at a very low cost.'
ADVA Feels Q3 Squeeze, to Cut 10% of Staff
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
As the vendor prepares to cut 10% of its headcount following the acquisition of MRV, lower than expected orders hit the vendor's Q3 sales and margin numbers.
VEON Banks $940M From Axiata for Pakistani Towers
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Sale could help to pay for spectrum licenses and slash debts and ties in with VEON's 'asset light' strategy.
'Anti-Dolby' HDR10+ Alliance Announced
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  3 comments
Panasonic and 20th Century Fox join Samsung in promoting royalty-free rival to Dolby.
Is Target Looking to Cut Ties With AWS?
Scott Ferguson  | 
8/30/2017  |  12 comments
With Amazon closing on its Whole Foods acquisition, Target is reportedly looking to move away from AWS for cloud support.
ETSI: AI Will Minimize Network Over-Engineering
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  2 comments
Automation is still a few years out for most operators who are in the early days of using AI to manage their networks more efficiently.
Embracing the Digital Revolution
Column  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
MVPDs have an opportunity to make digital investments without upending their current business.
Comcast's Canadian Takeover Continues
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  2 comments
Videotron is only the latest Canadian operator to license the X1 platform, and Comcast's video influence continues to grow.
Salesforce Using AI, Natural Language to Search Databases
Scott Ferguson  | 
8/29/2017  |  15 comments
Salesforce's Seq2SQL will allow businesses to use natural language and AI to search relational databases such as SQL.
FCC Faces Daunting Video Competition Review
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  3 comments
How do you measure video competition in a world of overlapping ownership?
VMware & Google Hook Up Kubernetes for Enterprise
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/29/2017  |  1 comment
Fresh off a deal with Amazon, VMware is connecting with Google and Pivotal to help enterprises deploy container applications compatible with Google Cloud Platform.
Finding Value Beyond VoLTE
Column  | 
8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
VoLTE, in the end, becomes a cloud and NFV story, Metaswitch's Ian Maclean argues.
Cloud Security Will Hit $12B by 2024 – Report
Scott Ferguson  | 
8/29/2017  |  4 comments
A new industry survey from Hexa Research finds that the market for cloud security is expected to grow from about $1.4 billion in 2016 to more than $12 billion by 2024.
Cradlepoint Sees SD-WAN Opening
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Company's combined wireline-wireless networking for businesses turns out to be smack in the SD-WAN sweet spot.
Cloud Computing: What Lies Ahead for the Rest of 2017
Scott Ferguson  | 
8/29/2017  |  2 comments
A free webinar from Enterprise Cloud News looks at where the cloud is headed for the rest of 2017.
ZTE Hires US Official to Deal With US Govt
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor recruits US regulatory official to lead dealings with US government in a market that continues to restrict its activities.
Eurobites: EU Crunch Time for Google
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS boosts operating profit in Q2; Elisa paves the way for 5G in Tampere; UK's health service hit by another bout of ransomware.
Juniper Secures Cloud-Native Apps
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/29/2017  |  2 comments
Juniper Contrail Security protects apps built on microservices.
VMware Sharpens Cloud Story, Aims at Security
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  1 comment
VMworld kicks off with a fulfilled promise about AWS and a new visit to security's 'Goldilocks zone.'
Oracle Hiring 5,000 Cloud Pros in US
Scott Ferguson  | 
8/28/2017  |  7 comments
After being dogged by layoff rumors, Oracle is looking to hire 5,000 cloud professionals in the US.
Accenture: Automate Software Processes First
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Moving from monolithic systems to the virtualization realm of multiple software vendors can be an integration nightmare if not handled well.
Uber's New Boss? Expedia CEO Is Chosen One
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has reportedly won the board's vote to be Uber's next CEO, if he's ready to accept the challenge, that is.
VMware Debuts Multi-Cloud Management Services
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/28/2017  |  1 comment
Provides tools to manage and secure applications on-prem and in public clouds without getting in the way of developers and users.
VMware Launches Amazon Cloud Support
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/28/2017  |  2 comments
VMware Cloud for AWS supports vSphere, VSAN and NSX on Amazon Web Services.
With Petrichor, Cable TV Gets a Cloud Upgrade
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  Post a comment
What if racks of cable video equipment could be replaced with a single off-the-shelf server?
Is Open Source Software the Future of VR?
Column  | 
8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Clearly, in order to increase VR consumption and creation, open standards like WebVR are necessary.
Samsung Boss Gets 5 Years in Scandal Trial
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2017  |  1 comment
South Korean prosecutors were seeking up to 12 years for Lee Jae-yong.
ZTE Bucks Downturn but Enterprise Biz Disappoints
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2017  |  2 comments
The latest figures from China's second-biggest equipment vendor show it gained momentum despite a slowdown in the market for network equipment.
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