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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/21/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: A majority female C-suite; avoiding another financial crisis; charitable donation allocation; and more.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2018
Microsoft has actually found a practical purpose for the most overly hyped and silliest technology of the decade.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/21/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica reboots its startup incubator; Inmarsat strikes in-flight WiFi deal with Panasonic; UK considers Internet regulator.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 9/21/2018
Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2018
Offers a single network and management interface unifying branch, data center and public clouds.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/20/2018
In response to the merger opposition, they claim that the sum of a combined 5G network will be greater than their individual parts.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/20/2018
In its quest for the edge computing holy grail, Deutsche Telekom-backed startup MobiledgeX has developed a set of middleware tools that it will offer up as royalty-free open source code as it plans world domination by MWC 2019...
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/20/2018
UK mobile operator plans a 5G launch in cities and rural areas next year and aims to have 1,000 5G sites in operation by 2020.
By Serge Melle, 9/20/2018
Coherent DSPs for 400Gbit/s and beyond could be the catalyst for a re-shaping of the optical vendor landscape, believes Serge Melle.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/20/2018
Cash Hagen says video-focused company will soon expand into new broadband-focused product areas aimed at helping cable partners boost the experience in a way that goes beyond speeds and feeds.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/20/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia considers Brazilian acquisition; Deutsche Telekom and Aricent edge nearer; Nokia helps the trains run on time.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 9/20/2018
As Sprint upgrades its network to handle more capacity for LTE, it is deploying massive MIMO antennas that provide the carrier a software-upgradable path to 5G services. Sprint's VP of Technology Ron Marquardt fills us in on the very latest, including a bit about why Sprint can use normal form-factor handsets for its network when 5G arrives.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/20/2018
Now 32 years old, the satellite operator reckons it is poised for lift-off in markets where terrestrial technologies simply do not measure up.
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Cloudflare Looks to Take the Pain Out of DNSSEC Protocol Adoption
Larry Loeb, Author, 9/21/2018
Uptake of the newer DNSSEC protocol has been slow, but a new tool from Cloudflare ...
Xbash Malware: Dangerous Mix of Threats
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 9/21/2018
The Xbash malware includes ransomware and cryptomining functions as well as ...
Broadband World News
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh, Marketing Manager, Viavi Solutions, 9/20/2018
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, ...
The Netherlands: Wired for Business
Niall Hunt, Editor, 9/20/2018
The Dutch telecom market boasts one of the most mature broadband sectors in the ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/25/2017
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
Thought Leadership Council: CSPs Increasingly Rely Upon Automation in IoT Networks
September 2018
Automation is slowly but surely becoming a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) network architecture, according to the latest survey results from the Thought Leadership Council (TLC). This TLC group was asked nine questions about the impact of IoT on network architecture. The results clearly indicate that CSPs increasingly are turning to automation as they build IoT networks, and they continue to focus on security as a primary area of concern in those networks.
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AI in Telecom Operations: Opportunities & Obstacles
September 2018
This report provides an overview of AI/ML, outlines the key telecom use cases and discusses the challenges of applying AI/ML to the networking domain. It provides real-world examples from 10 CSPs using AI/ML and profiles 16 vendors with AI-based offerings focused on the telecom industry.
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Multicore Processor & Switch Survey 2018
September 2018
This report analyzes the use of multicore processors and switch chips by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for telecom and networking system equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The responses to our survey make it clear that these devices are critical components in most types of networking equipment.
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Prime Reading
DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 9/10/2018
For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy ...
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Finale: When in Rome
John Barnes , Author , 8/25/2015
Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
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