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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
New 'Team of Experts' program hints at one way T-Mobile will try to set its new OTT TV apart from the crowd.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/15/2018
T-Mobile is trying to put a human voice to customer care with new 'Teams of Experts' for subscribers.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2018
Industry veteran Ihab Tarazi helps lead company in providing IaaS at the edge of the network, offering bare metal compute as part of a larger edge computing ecosystem.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/15/2018
Partnerships with local authorities and private sector investors could help Deutsche Telekom drag Germany into the gigabit age.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
The cloud-native applications security specialist has now raised $63 million.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/15/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in fiber collaboration talks with United Internet; Hi3G upgrades backhaul with Ericsson; Interxion widens access to Google Cloud Platform.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
VMware plans to marry networking and application intelligence, to put Cisco in the crosshairs.
By Patrick Ostiguy, President and CEO, Accedian, 8/15/2018
Operators will need full control over network and application performance if 5G services are to thrive.
By Rebecca Prudhomme, VP, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena, 8/15/2018
Automation will help companies meet customer demand and stay competitive, but it also makes the security stakes that much higher. Here are some key ingredients for a comprehensive network security approach.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/15/2018
Defense Authorization Act 2019 puts Chinese tech on purchasing hit list.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/14/2018
Verizon will package Apple TV boxes and YouTube TV service in its residential 5G bundles.
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IETF Makes Transport Layer Security Version 1.3 Official
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/15/2018
TLS 1.3 is now the industry standard for secure Internet connections via HTTPS.
Summertime Security Blues: Why Threats Heat Up on Vacation
Paul Martini, CEO & co-founder of iboss, 8/15/2018
During the summer months, the number of remote workers in enterprises increases, ...
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MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based ...
Telcos Mount a Broadband Comeback
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2018
After a long-running loss of broadband subscribers, AT&T and Windstream posted ...
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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.
Blockchain Opportunities for CSPs: Separating Hype From Reality
August 2018
This report explores the drivers for the adoption of blockchain by CSPs and evaluates the main opportunities for blockchain in the telecom sector. The report profiles seven blockchain technology vendors with interesting propositions in this market.
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Thought Leadership Council: Open Source, Automation Not Easing Path to Virtualization
August 2018
This report is based on a focus group that was asked 10 questions about virtualization, security and MEC in relation to automation. The results indicate that CSPs are frustrated with certain aspects of automation, especially as it relates to open source, but are continuing to develop plans for virtualization.
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OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape: Industry Outlook & Company Analysis, 2018
July 2018
This report analyzes who does what in the OSS/BSS market, how big the market is, and how revenue is divided among the key vendors. Having profiled this market's largest vendors in last year's edition, this report profiles 31 smaller vendors that have come onto our radar in the last year.
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Prime Reading
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News 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 ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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Like many other service providers, BT is looking to software-defined WAN services and cloud-based unified communications to deliver the flexibility for which ...
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