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Hu Rotates In as New Huawei CEO
Mike Robuck  
3/31/2016   12 comments
Ken Hu takes over the reigns as Huawei's CEO for the next six months.
Fullscreen Targets April 26 Launch of SVOD Service
Mike Robuck  
3/30/2016   16 comments
Fullscreen will launch its $4.99 per month ad-free video service next month with AT&T's help.
Google Fiber: Phone Home
Mike Robuck  
3/29/2016   36 comments
For $10 a month, Google Fiber will soon offer Fiber Phone.
SDN, NFV Key to Managed Security Services
Mike Robuck  
3/29/2016   9 comments
Virtual CPE is working in tandem with NFV and SDN to give managed security services a big boost.
Etisalat Misr, Huawei Bring Gig Backhaul to Egypt
Mike Robuck  
3/29/2016   5 comments
The two companies say super dual-band microwave deployment in Egypt is the world's first.
IoT: It's All About Use Cases, Verizon's Bartolomeo Says
The Digerati  
3/28/2016   19 comments
Verizon's Mark Bartolomeo talks about smart cities and uses cases for the Internet of Things.
Verizon's Bartolomeo: IoT Security Top of Mind
The Digerati  
3/25/2016   65 comments
Security is a key concern for consumers using IoT products and services, but Verizon is approaching security from several fronts.
Tele2's Sonkin Says Time Is Right for NFV
The Digerati  
3/25/2016   9 comments
Sweden's Tele2 AB has big bigs for NFV as a precursor to its 5G ambitions.
March Madness Caption Contest
Mike Robuck  
3/25/2016   90 comments
Post comments on this photo and win a $50 Amazon card.
Huawei Advances SDN Tech With 'TIP'
Mike Robuck  
3/24/2016   3 comments
Huawei's Transport Innovation Platform is a new service that leverages an ONOS-based SDN controller.
It's All About Broadband for Smaller Service Providers
Jennifer Whalen  
3/24/2016   10 comments
With video on the decline, Gigabit Internet is key to sustaining small operators' growth.
Bartolomeo Provides Insight on Verizon's IoT Platform
The Digerati  
3/23/2016   10 comments
Verizon's ThingSpace aims to make IoT less complex and more user friendly.
Mediacom's Commisso Speaks Out on Programming Costs
Jennifer Whalen  
3/23/2016   13 comments
Outspoken CEO also addresses infrastructure investments and rising set-top box fees at ACA Summit.
Google Casts Wider Net With Chromecast Rebrand
Mike Robuck  
3/22/2016   34 comments
Google is changing the name of its Chromecast app to reflect a wider-range of use cases.
It's Not Your Father's Video Bundle
Jennifer Whalen  
3/22/2016   18 comments
Faced with rising programming costs and competition from OTT providers, the traditional cable video bundle is transforming.
Amazon Adds Comcast Bundles to Shopping Cart
Mike Robuck  
3/21/2016   31 comments
Several Comcast bundles are now available for purchase on Amazon.com.
TT Poll: CSPs Should Use Their Own Teams for NFV
Mike Robuck  
3/21/2016   15 comments
Poll results say that communications service providers should use their own teams to blend NFV solutions from best-of-breed vendors.
Networks Groan as Open Source Platforms Proliferate
Mitch Wagner  
3/18/2016   12 comments
Open source projects spread wide and multiplied at this week's Open Networking Summit. But is it all overwhelming?
Orange's Livebox Makeover
Iain Morris  
3/18/2016   15 comments
Orange's latest home gateway, a product of new working practices at the French telco, could put rival offerings to shame.
Cable Gears Up for Next Phase of SDN
Mike Robuck  
3/17/2016   30 comments
Software-defined network and network virtualization are top of mind for cable operators, but there's plenty to consider.
ON.Lab's Parulkar: Vendors 'Gaming' Open Source Standards
Mike Robuck  
3/17/2016   9 comments
Open source standards bodies and communities need to come together to keep open source industry truly 'open.'
Greendyk: Network Slicing Key Feature for AT&T's 5G Core
The Digerati  
3/17/2016   11 comments
In the second installment of this Q&A with Telco Transformation, AT&T's Greendyk talks big data, densification and other elements of the company's 5G core.
CeBIT: Huawei Debuts IoT Lighting Platform
Mike Robuck  
3/16/2016   10 comments
Connected City Lighting Solution uses GIS to manage city streetlights.
AT&T's Greendyk Details Use of SDN/NFV in Mobile Core
The Digerati  
3/15/2016   5 comments
Virtualization in the mobile core enables AT&T to react quickly to market needs and provision future services such as IoT, virtual reality and 4K video.
Sony Extends Reach of OTT Service Across the US
Mike Robuck  
3/14/2016   17 comments
Sony has upped its OTT game by offering its PlayStation Vue service in 203 additional market areas across the nation.
A Tale of 2 Polls
Mike Robuck  
3/11/2016   14 comments
A comparison of the most recent Telco Transformation poll with one from the Digital Operations Transformation Summit in Barcelona yielded some interesting results.
SCTE's Bastian Talks Trends at Cable Next-Gen
Mike Robuck  
3/11/2016   5 comments
SCTE's CTO and SVP says DOCSIS. 3.1 is on the fast track for all cable operators.
Moving on Up: Cable Eyes Enterprise Sector
Mike Robuck  
3/10/2016   110 comments
Cable operators, such as Charter, are taking their business services talents to the enterprise space.
See the Forest & the Trees With Subscriber-Aware Network Performance Management
The Digerati  
3/10/2016   28 comments
By combining both subscriber geo-localized analytics and end-to-end network intelligence, mobile operators are better able to track subscriber QoE and detect the network problems that are most relevant to the subscriber and mobile operator.
Telecom Italia Exec Admits to Virtualization Growing Pains
Mike Robuck  
3/9/2016   8 comments
Despite growing pains, Telecom Italia is still interested in digital transformation.
AT&T Masters Amen Corner in 4K
Mike Robuck  
3/9/2016   6 comments
AT&T will debut the new DirecTV 4K channel in April and cover the Masters live in 4K.
Skype Pulls Plug on Smart TV App
Mike Robuck  
3/8/2016   95 comments
Advent of smartphones makes Skype smart TV app obsolete.
Google Drops Invites for Project Fi
Mike Robuck  
3/7/2016   43 comments
Google no longer requires invitations for its WiFi first service.
Asia Pacific Gears Up With NFV/SDN
Mike Robuck  
3/7/2016   5 comments
A new report says that 64% of enterprises across 14 markets in the Asia Pacific region are in various deployment stages for virtualized network functions.
TeliaSonera's Svardh Plots 5G, NFV Future
The Digerati  
3/4/2016   9 comments
Sweden's TeliaSonera says virtualization technology and a partnership mindset will underpin the operator's approach to 5G.
Poll: No Votes for White Box Networking
Mike Robuck  
3/4/2016   20 comments
The biggest impact on service providers' businesses over the next decade will be 5G, according to the latest Telco Transformation poll.
Huawei Aces Firewall Test
Mike Robuck  
3/3/2016   10 comments
Huawei, other vendors score 'recommended' rating on NSS Lab's firewall test.
MTS's Latsanych Heralds End to OTT Cold War
The Digerati  
3/2/2016   15 comments
Digital transformation is fueling sales growth at MTS and helping the Russian operator to prepare for the next big thing in telecom.
Facebook Draws Antitrust Scrutiny in Germany
Mike Robuck  
3/2/2016   23 comments
Facebook joins Google and Microsoft in being named in an antitrust investigation.
Deutsche Telekom Hits Pause on T-Mobile Sale
Mike Robuck  
3/1/2016   11 comments
Reuters reports that Deutsche Telekom is putting the sale of T-Mobile on hold due to upcoming spectrum auction.
NTT Communications Beefs Up Enterprise Cloud
Mike Robuck  
3/1/2016   7 comments
NTT cozies up to OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and adds bare metal option to cloud service.




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