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Key developments from the 4G sector, including LTE TDD and LTE-Advanced.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/29/2016
Nokia has updated its Cloud Packet Core system to provide amped-up private LTE networking support for smart cities, mobile broadband and Internet of Things (IoT) ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/27/2016
Another week, another acronym to throw into the ever-bubbling pot of alphabet soup that is the communications business!
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/26/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre buys more duct and fiber assets; Aussie broadband challenge to BT; Nokia's traffic-busting drones; HERE services hit ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/26/2016
If Sue Monahan would have listened to popular opinion in 1987 and chosen business rather than computer science as her major, she would never have gotten to where she ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/23/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ventures into VR, declines 4G license offer in Egypt; German camera maker Leica pals up with Huawei; European re-launch ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2016
Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2016
Contrary to popular opinion, the cloud isn't commoditizing the network -- in fact, quite the opposite is true, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said today. Speaking at the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/20/2016
T-Mobile US Inc. CTO Neville Ray took the stage in Seattle Tuesday at the Competitive Carriers Association conference to talk 5G, 4G, ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/20/2016
Surprise! AT&T says it has a new, patented way to use power lines to deliver "multi-gigabit speeds" wirelessly to the home.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/20/2016
Ericsson rejigged its top table again today, this time by handing the vendor's CTO, Ulf Ewaldsson, the additional responsibility of group strategy.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/20/2016
Mobile spectrum and its uses -- now and in the future -- was in the air as the Sprint CEO talked network density and more at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/20/2016
South Korean technology giants Samsung and SK Telecom have claimed another 5G breakthrough by successfully testing "handover" between basestations operating in the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/19/2016
Nokia is planning a major push into the enterprise sector as part of a new corporate strategy following the company's €15.6 billion ($17.4 billion) takeover of rival ...
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The Growing Pains of Open Source
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/29/2016
Open source communities are, in some ways, still finding their feet as the ...
Roku's New Streaming Players Highlight 4K Evolution
Aditya Kishore, Principal Analyst, Diametric Analysis, 9/29/2016
New Roku Premiere and Ultra players bet on Ultra HD TV adoption, with support for ...
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ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/19/2016
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
China's Telcos at Heart of IIoT Plans
Robert Clark , 3/16/2016
The Chinese government has tapped the telcos for some industrial IoT (IIoT) plans ...
5G: Hurdles on the Track
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/7/2016
Standardization efforts on 5G are getting ahead of a business case for the ...
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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.