From MWC, Italtel CEO says operators must upgrade to all-IP core to survive

Customer Value and Quality of Experience must be at core of transformation, said Stefano Pileri

BARCELONA – Operators wanting to stay afloat in the rapidly changing telecoms market will need to massively transform their infrastructure in terms of guaranteed bandwidth, communications security, low latency rate and minimum cost for increased capacity, Italtel’s CEO Stefano Pileri has warned.

Europe's big telecoms roar back to health, worrying rivals

Incumbents gained broadband market share in 1H 2014 for first time in 8 years

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's big telecom firms are back to rude financial health after years of poor results and regulatory pressure, drawing crowds of new investors and protests from rivals who worry the formerly state-owned companies may rebuild their monopolies.

Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica have predicted that revenues will grow this year, while France's Orange and Norway's Telenor  have promised higher future dividends, a major motivation for investors in the sector.

IP EXPO Manchester

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
End Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015

England:

IP EXPO Manchester is the new free launch event in the IP EXPO event series for 2015. The IT Infrastructure and Cloud event will accompany existing events in the series, including IP EXPO Europe, Data Centre EXPO and Cyber Security EXPO in London.

Palo Alto Networks Ignite 2015

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Las Vegas:

Ignite is where your toughest security challenges get solved!

We know you're busy and under mounting pressure to enable applications while keeping your computing environment secure from advanced cyber threats. That's why we've created a program designed to maximize your time with interactive and educational sessions that will provide actionable insights and immediately applicable best practices to improve your organization's security posture.

VNF Management & Orchestration

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spain:

The industry shift towards virtual and software-based networking platforms has been gaining significant momentum lately. SDN and NFV have been billed as key technologies with the potential to make networks more flexible, scalable and easy to manage, whilst also producing CAPEX and OPEX optimisation.

Telecom Council Deep Dive: Wearables

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Santa Clara, CA:

This month’s Deep Dive meeting brings together thought leaders in the Wearables ecosystem to discover new technologies, network, and exchange insight. In true Telecom Council style, our Deep Dives are short, packed, interactive discussions with top-notch networking. The field of wearable companion smart devices is exploding. 

Telecoms tycoon seeks to buy out Vivendi from Numericable-SFR

Could clear the way for bid on smaller French rival Bouygues Telecom

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Billionaire Patrick Drahi is aiming to buy Vivendi's 20 percent stake in Numericable-SFR to strengthen his grip on France's No.2 telecoms group and prepare for a possible next round of industry consolidation.

Drahi's holding company Altice and its subsidiary Numericable-SFR said on Wednesday they had offered Vivendi 3.9 billion euros ($4.5 billion), or 40 euros a share, for the media firm's stake.

Lockheed sees double-digit growth in cyber business

Serves 200 critical infrastructure firms globally in energy, oil and gas, chemical, finance and pharm

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp, the No. 1 provider of information technology to the U.S. government, said it expected double-digit growth in its overall cybersecurity business over the next three to five years, and even bigger gains in the commercial sector.

Lockheed, also the Pentagon's biggest supplier, said it was making strong inroads in the commercial market by leveraging a dozen years of experience and intelligence gathered while guarding its own networks and those of government agencies.

Akamai revenue beats Street as security product sales swell

Demand jumped both for its security products and mainstay content delivery businesses

Reuters

(Reuters) - Akamai Technologies Inc's quarterly profit and revenue beat market estimates as demand jumped both for its security products and mainstay content delivery businesses.

Akamai shares shot up 5 percent in extended trading on Tuesday before shedding some gains after it issued a cautious forecast for the current quarter.

Revenue in Akamai's security business soared 24.7 percent to $239.7 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

High-profile hacking incidents have dogged companies including Sony Corp, Target Corp and health insurer Anthem Inc in recent years.

Sprint says U.S. telecoms will invest despite stronger net neutrality

Stance contrasts with Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, and AT&T

Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - With its surprise endorsement of a stricter U.S. regulatory regime for Internet service providers, Sprint Corp wanted to show that tougher rules would not stop rival telecom players from investing, Chief Technology Officer Stephen Bye said in an interview.

"It's one of those topics that is highly charged, highly politicized and we took a step back and said it works in the interest of our customers, our consumers and the industry and we frankly found some of the arguments (of our competitors) to be less than compelling," Bye told Reuters this week.

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