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VMware keeps its vim

Pandemic hardly lays a glove on Q1.

O-RAN meets GSMA: The start of a beautiful friendship?

The disruptive wild child of the networks sector meets the established order represented by the GSMA as the two groups announce a partnership.

GTT CEO Calder sets his exit

The exec wraps up a 13-year stint at a surging upstart carrier that very rarely sat still.

Cable broadband access equipment market will rebound, eventually

But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia cozies up to Google via Noovle acquisition

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.

Podcast: Colt CEO Keri Gilder on new opportunities and global expansion

After 18 months as its chief commercial officer, Keri Gilder has taken the top job at Colt Technology Services and, in this podcast, she speaks with Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Colt's network is different and how she'll tackle leading a carrier during a pandemic.

HPE to make bigger 'aaS' of itself with $800M cost-cutting plan

The IT giant looks set to announce thousands of layoffs and speed up its services transition after a disappointing set of results.

Security report warns of increased dangers with workers at home

Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report sheds light on lockdown dangers and debunks data-breach myths.

Here's why T-Mobile is avoiding the open RAN policy debate

Although both AT&T and Verizon are part of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, T-Mobile is not. That's noteworthy considering T-Mobile is embarking on a major new 5G network buildout effort.

Podcast: Decoding Microsoft's M&A moves

Light Reading's Mike Dano says that Microsoft's recent acquisitions of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch signal that the company has bigger plans than just finding more stuff to sell to telcos.

Rakuten delays 5G launch by three months on COVID-19 disruption

Japanese disruptor's plans are dealt a blow by the virus, but a spokesperson insists there will be minimal impact on business performance.

Microsoft gets serious about telecom with Metaswitch purchase

Although Metaswitch reported revenues of just $180 million in 2019, the company is viewed as a knowledgeable vendor of deep networking services, which signals Microsoft's ambitions in the space.

Light Reading sets digital Cable Next-Gen Europe event

Instead of staging a live conference in London next month as previously planned, Light Reading will now run a free, digital event over two afternoons in mid-June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rakuten Mobile launches assault on global telecom market

The world's most exciting network operator wants service providers in other markets to buy its cloud.

Eurobites: Orange reopens phone stores in France

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Norway switches on 5G in Oslo; Nokia teams up with Microsoft on data center OS; UK broadband networks standing up to COVID-19, says Ofcom.

India's Airtel looks to IBM for cloud help

The ailing Indian operator hopes a deal with IBM and its Red Hat subsidiary will reduce costs and boost competitiveness.

COVID-19 rages on, but service provider networks are still holding up well

Even though traffic patterns changed, new apps became necessities, and a year's worth of network growth happened in less than a week, the Nokia Deepfield team said the world's service providers were ready.

Synchronoss cuts 10% of workforce

CEO Glenn Lurie explained that the COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for the cost-cutting effort, but not necessarily the driving reason for it.

Royston resigns as Optiva CEO

Optiva said the board couldn't meet Ms. Royston's compensation requests.

Why telcos need open core surgery

Industry analyst Patrick Lopez on why telcos and their suppliers need to adopt processes that will help increase competition and allow a more flexible sourcing strategy.

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