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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.
US to Lead, Europe to Lag, China to Dominate 5G
Sarah Thomas  
4/9/2018   3 comments
More 5G predictions are rolling out as CCS Insights says that the US may be the first to launch 5G, but China will soon dominate it.
Old Concerns Over New 5G Cell Towers
Sarah Thomas  
4/6/2018   12 comments
Consumer fears over radiation from new 5G cell antennas and a shortage of tower climbers willing to service them are already plaguing the market for 5G in the US.
Despite the Spin, Automation Means Job Cuts
Sarah Thomas  
4/5/2018   43 comments
Respondents to a poll on Light Reading suggest that automation is most about job cuts, not 'freeing employees up for more interesting work' as is often suggested.
Boingo CTO Sees Only Upside for 5G in Cable
Sarah Thomas  
4/4/2018   3 comments
Derek Peterson tells Light Reading that 5G won't pose a threat to cable companies and explains how Boingo is bridging the two worlds for consumers.
5G's Maine Event? Redzone Touts 5Gx Launch
Sarah Thomas  
4/3/2018   6 comments
Fixed wireless provider is bringing broadband services to 13 rural and underserved markets across Maine, but it's not quite as 5G as it claims.
Mobile AR Attracting Record Funding in 2018
Sarah Thomas  
4/2/2018   8 comments
Digi-Capital says that AR/VR startups raised a record of more than $3.6 billion from VCs and corporate investors in the past year, with over three quarters of a billion dollars invested so far in 2018.
Analysts Predict Limited Growth in Connectivity Revenue on 5G
Sarah Thomas  
3/30/2018   19 comments
Strategy Analytics says that by 2023 overall wireless subscriptions will reach 9 billion, up from 7.7 billion today, with 5G accounting for only 10% of connectivity revenue.
Video: Tour the Graphene Pavilion, See the Future of Tech
Sarah Thomas  
3/29/2018   20 comments
Graphene, an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in an hexagonal lattice, is the strongest and one of the lightest, most transparent and conductive materials – and it has the potential to transform the telecom industry.
UK Forms Government-Backed 5G Task Force
Sarah Thomas  
3/28/2018   55 comments
Government, researchers and industry players are coming together to help expedite the rollout of 5G networks and services across the UK.
GSMA: US Will See Fastest Customer Migration to 5G
Sarah Thomas  
3/27/2018   12 comments
The industry association says that the US will reach 100 million 5G connections by early 2023, nearly doubling to 190 million by 2025.
Turkcell Streams Through Video Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/26/2018   8 comments
In a video interview from MWC, Baris Zavaroglu, Turkcell's Digital Media and Entertainment director, shares how the company found success with launching its own video streaming service.
3GPP Slices Away at Machine Learning
Sarah Thomas  
3/23/2018   5 comments
Standards group is developing a machine learning function to let operators monitor the status of a 5G network slice or third-party application performance.
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas  
3/22/2018   4 comments
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and analytics apps to use internally and to offer their customers to aid in the transformation process.
Emerging Markets Gain Most From Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/21/2018   14 comments
Heavy Reading Analyst Roz Roseboro explains why emerging markets will benefit the most from wireless operators' digital transformation efforts.
5G Accelerating Drive Towards Autonomous Cars
Sarah Thomas  
3/20/2018   71 comments
A new 5G Americas white paper outlines how 5G can power self-driving cars and their communications with the world around them.
Security Can't Be Overlooked in Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/19/2018   23 comments
Digital transformation requires a new approach to security that companies often don't consider, but they must if they want to ultimately be successful.
Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas  
3/16/2018   40 comments
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital transformation, according to a recent study from Microsoft and IDC.
Indoors Will Be 5G's Biggest Challenge
Sarah Thomas  
3/15/2018   13 comments
The indoors will be a big challenge with 5G networks, but Heavy Reading says indoor digital systems could be the answer to coverage and new revenue opportunities.
Sprint: Better Data Key to Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/14/2018   8 comments
Sprint's CFO Rob Roy tells McKinsey that the carrier fell into the trap of not understanding what a transformation means, but better data helped it start over.
Vodafone's Heeran to NFV Vendors: Move Faster
The Digerati  
3/13/2018   5 comments
In part two of this Q&A, the carrier's group head of network virtualization, SDN and NFV calls on vendors to move faster and lead the cloudification charge.
Vodafone's NFV Boss: Term 'NFV' Holds Industry Back
The Digerati  
3/12/2018   4 comments
It's time to focus on cloudification instead, Fran Heeran, the group head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV at Vodafone, says.
You Can't Spell USA Without 5G
Sarah Thomas  
3/9/2018   21 comments
Light Reading's mobile guru Dan Jones provides a handy guide to all the 5G updates announced for the US at last week's MWC in Barcelona.
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Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
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.
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
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 and Telefónica are unwinding parts of their network-sharing deal in response to soaring usage of mobile data services.
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Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
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