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Seven Sign Up for Italy's 5G Auction
Iain Morris  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
All Quiet on VEON's Digitalization Front
Iain Morris  
8/7/2018   Post a comment
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Huawei Edges Out Rivals for Three UK 5G Job
Iain Morris  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
Nokia Bags $3.5B 5G Deal With T-Mobile US
Iain Morris  
7/31/2018   Post a comment
Vendor says that it's its biggest 5G deal to date.
Verizon: 5G's Coming in 'Early' 2019
Dan Jones  
7/30/2018   Post a comment
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
Cato Makes SD-WAN a Matter of Priority
Mitch Wagner  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
The SD-WAN provider, which brings its own global networking infrastructure, now allows network operators to prioritize traffic based on the identity of the user.
VEON Veers Off-Course
Iain Morris  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
Turmoil continues at one of the world's biggest emerging market operators with the announcement of further executive departures.
Ericsson Ups R&D Spend to Put 5G Squeeze on Rivals
Iain Morris  
7/23/2018   Post a comment
A turnaround at the Swedish equipment vendor owes as much to a renewed focus on R&D as any cost-cutting activities.
If You Think Europe's Telecom Sector Is Bad, Just Look at America's
Iain Morris  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
Istio: An Orchestration Sensation?
Mitch Wagner  
7/17/2018   Post a comment
Istio is a year-old open source project for orchestrating applications built on microservices, and it's creating a buzz, says Cisco's Kip Compton.
China Mobile Completes 5G Interop Tests With Huawei & Intel
Dan Jones  
7/16/2018   Post a comment
China Mobile gears up for domestic 5G in 2020.
Telcos Still Need to Spend More on R&D
Iain Morris  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
Telcos say they want to seize the technology initiative from their suppliers, but R&D spending by some of the world's biggest operators has fallen in the last few years.
Juniper's Koley Embraces the Edge
Carol Wilson  
7/10/2018   Post a comment
CTO says Juniper is ready to out-do the competition when it comes to edge-cloud, both for 5G buildouts and latency-sensitive IoT apps.
5G's Core Concerns Could Take Center Stage
Ray Le Maistre  
7/9/2018   Post a comment
The latest 5G standard included specifications for next-generation core platforms, so expect to hear plenty about service-based architecture in the coming months.
Koley: Juniper's Ahead of the Game in Open Source Software
Carol Wilson  
7/5/2018   Post a comment
Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.
ORAN Swells Its Ranks
Iain Morris  
7/2/2018   Post a comment
The ORAN Alliance, which aims to bring openness into the radio access network, has added new members and provided further details of its plans.
Open RAN Plans a Jailbreak
Iain Morris  
7/1/2018   Post a comment
Ericsson's membership of the Open RAN Alliance would bring down walls inside the RAN prison.
Mind the 5G Gap
Iain Morris  
6/28/2018   Post a comment
5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.
Silver Peak Strikes SD-WAN Gold With $90M Investment
Mitch Wagner  
6/28/2018   Post a comment
Broadband and hybrid WAN provider more than doubles its funding as it goes up against Cisco, VMware and other SD-WAN heavyweights.
ONF Gets Close to the Edge
Carol Wilson  
6/25/2018   Post a comment
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
Cable Parks Its Tanks on Telcos' Turf – Report
Carol Wilson  
6/21/2018   Post a comment
New report from Matt Davis of Independence Research looks at the varying strategies and find key differences are aiding cable and telco.
Ciena Goes the Adaptive Route
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
6/19/2018   Post a comment
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Telco Systems Strikes ARM Deal for uCPE
Carol Wilson  
6/18/2018   Post a comment
Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
5G Won't Send Capex Through the Roof, Say Euro Telcos
Iain Morris  
6/14/2018   Post a comment
Swisscom and Three UK have played down expectations of a 5G-related boost in customer spending or a capital expenditure increase by their own companies.
ETSI Zero-Touch Group Goes Network Slicing
Carol Wilson  
6/12/2018   Post a comment
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
Vodafone Vents Over UK's 5G Lag
Iain Morris  
6/11/2018   Post a comment
Short mobile masts, inability to access fiber networks and BT's market dominance remain regulatory bugbears for Vodafone as it prepares to roll out 5G services.
Vodafone, Telefónica Call Time on Network-Sharing Arrangement in London
Iain Morris  
6/7/2018   Post a comment
Vodafone and Telefónica are unwinding parts of their network-sharing deal in response to soaring usage of mobile data services.
Ciena Targets Automation With Packet Design Buy
Ray Le Maistre  
6/5/2018   Post a comment
Ciena announces the proposed acquisition of automated IP network optimization and analytics specialist Packet Design amid disappointing results statement.
MEF Will Advance Automation & More
Carol Wilson  
6/4/2018   Post a comment
SDO says MEF 3.0 work is advancing automation and orchestration of multi-network delivery of SD-WAN, IP services, DCI and more.
Telefónica Moves Towards a Distributed Telco Cloud
Ray Le Maistre  
5/31/2018   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.
ETSI Releases Latest Open Source MANO Code
Ray Le Maistre  
5/29/2018   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.
Deutsche Telekom Misses All-IP Targets, Eyes Automation Savings
Iain Morris  
5/28/2018   Post a comment
German incumbent misses targets for all-IP transformation and related cost savings but eyes another €1.5 billion in savings.
AT&T's Airship Infrastructure Project Takes Off
Dan Jones  
5/24/2018   Post a comment
Working with Intel and SKT, AT&T has developed an open source project to make it easier to build, manage and update clouds.
Service Providers Take Control of Transformation
Carol Wilson  
5/22/2018   Post a comment
Network operators are taking more control over the digital transformation process as reliance on traditional vendors weakens.
The Benefits of Open Source
Mitch Wagner  
5/21/2018   Post a comment
Open source can drive agility and change, but telcos need to overcome cultural obstacles.
Telus CTO: The Trouble With NFV
Iain Morris  
5/17/2018   Post a comment
Canadian operator says exorbitant software maintenance fees and a bigger operations team is undermining the cost attractions of NFV.
Apcela's AppMon Targets Enterprise Application Performance
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/15/2018   Post a comment
AppMon is a software-defined monitoring and network telemetry tool which tracks network and application performance for enterprises, and also integrates with Cisco SD-WAN.
The New Disruptors Powered by SDN & AI
Carol Wilson  
5/14/2018   Post a comment
PacketFabric and Netrolix represent a wave of new network operators able to exploit SDN and AI technologies to simplify service delivery.
Consolidated Communications Goes Cross-Country With VMware's VeloCloud
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/10/2018   Post a comment
The service provider is deploying the SD-WAN service across its 24-state market.
Automation, M&A Leads to Job Losses at CenturyLink
Iain Morris  
5/8/2018   Post a comment
CenturyLink confirms plans to cut 2% of its workforce, blaming the merger and automation for the decision.
What's the Point of Open Source?
Ray Le Maistre  
5/7/2018   Post a comment
The role of open source in the telecom sector still divides opinion – and that's why we're debating it at BCE in Austin.
CenturyLink's Feger: Don't Forget Automation on the Virtualization Journey
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/3/2018   Post a comment
BCE keynoter James Feger says it's key to not only consider the operational changes that need to occur to support virtualization, but also build in automation along the way.
Where Next for SD-WAN?
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/1/2018   Post a comment
At the forthcoming BCE show, panelists will discuss changing consumption models for SD-WAN, new approaches that vendors and carriers are taking in deploying SD-WAN, standards efforts, interoperability challenges and more.
Business Revenues Have Turned a Corner – AT&T CFO
Carol Wilson  
4/30/2018   1 comment
John Stephens tells analysts there's a positive trend in AT&T's business revenues, despite another quarterly decline.
Windstream on Automation
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
4/26/2018   1 comment
Windstream's Jeff Brown explains how the operator overcame challenges in testing, scaling and deploying its optical wave service, SDNow.
Ericsson Pivots Toward Profitability
Iain Morris  
4/24/2018   5 comments
Swedish equipment vendor appears to turn a corner with its best set of quarterly results since the departure of former CEO Hans Vestberg.
Google's New Assistant Is Named Automation
Sarah Thomas  
4/13/2018   25 comments
The search giant intends to cut humans out of some of its processes and deal with the strain of massive data usage by using more automation in its network.
AT&T Breaks the 5G Gigabit Barrier
Sarah Thomas  
4/12/2018   14 comments
AT&T says it is ready to go commercial with 5G having consistently achieved 1Gbit/s speeds on mmWave connections in its trials.
National Science Foundation Breaks Ground on 5G Living Labs
Sarah Thomas  
4/11/2018   22 comments
NSF is pledging $100 million over seven years in a public-private partnership to test 5G technologies in real-world scenarios in Salt Lake City and New York City.
Will 5G Replace Your Home Broadband?
Sarah Thomas  
4/10/2018   34 comments
A new report from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission plays up the potential for 5G speeds, suggesting 5G could persuade consumers to give up fixed-line broadband.
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Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
Vendor says that it's its biggest 5G deal to date.
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
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