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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/24/2017
Sprint named Néstor Cano as its first-ever chief operating officer late Tuesday afternoon, the latest in a steady drip-drip of C-Level additions and changes.
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/24/2017
Microsoft named Kevin Scott, LinkedIn's infrastructure boss, to the job of chief technology officer, a new position reporting directly to CEO Satya Nadella, the ...
By Lincoln Lavoie, Senior Engineer, Broadband Technologies, at UNH-IOL, 1/24/2017
Service providers around the world have already begun lab testing and trial deployments of G.fast technology. The majority of this early work has been accomplished ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/24/2017
While the congratulations are still pouring in for newly anointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai from Washington telecom and cable trade groups and Republican lawmakers, not ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/24/2017
After years of turning its focus away from Fios, Verizon is once again shining a spotlight on the consumer-facing wireline business. There are two reasons for this. ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/24/2017
Verizon is expecting to invest up to $17.5 billion on capital expenditure in the coming year on bolstering its nationwide 4G network with small cells -- and more -- ...
By Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/24/2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), fresh from its $650 million acquisition of SimpliVity, is buying another cloud computing firm -- Cloud Cruiser -- which offers ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/24/2017
Shirt buttons undone, hair tumbling over his collar, BT boss Gavin Patterson usually cuts a dashing figure in the staid world of telecom. But he will do well to ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/24/2017
Cisco is looking to give physical meetings some of the love that virtual collaboration has been getting for years.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/24/2017
Two different types of massive security threats -- IoT-powered botnets and reflection amplification attacks -- will likely be combined in the near future to create ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/24/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN invests in healthcare startup; Nokia upgrades in Cambodia; Orange expands mobile money service in Africa.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/24/2017
At most companies, a line-up of exploding products and a bribery scandal engulfing a senior executive would exact a heavy financial toll. But not at Samsung.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/24/2017
BT has been forced to slash its earnings forecasts after acknowledging that an accounting scandal in Italy would prove far costlier than originally expected.
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Telco Transformation
The Cloud, the Change & a New Culture
Thomas Aschenbrenner, Director Sales & Marketing, Open Telekom Cloud, T-Systems International GmbH, 1/24/2017
Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems partnered with Huawei to create the Open Telekom ...
SDN Slow to Ignite in Data Centers
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 1/24/2017
Getting SDN live in data centers is taking longer than expected.
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Terabit Switch Chips & Software for SDN & the White Box Era
January 2017
This report details and analyzes high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN and operating system software and innovative IP solutions, identifying the key requirements and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
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Cable Bets on Full Duplex for Symmetrical Broadband
January 2017
To overcome its upstream limitations, the cable industry is rallying around full-duplex Docsis (FDX), which enables multi-gigabit upstream speeds. This report explores FDX, including the market drivers, requirements and challenges. It includes an update on Docsis 3.1, recent MSO activity and how the supplier market is shaping up.
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Network Virtualization: The Road Gets Longer
January 2017
The Future of Virtualization Indexes track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. This report provides the findings of Heavy Reading's third survey on the Future of Virtualization Indexes, based on data gathered in November 2016.
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Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 12/26/2016
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
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 ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
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Twilight Star Authors AI Paper

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Actress Kristen Stewart, best known for starring in the Twilight movies, has co-authored an academic paper on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a short film she has directed.
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Apple, Qualcomm Lock Horns Over Licensing

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Industry giants clash over licensing fees.
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Heavy Reading: The Web-Scale View

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's former chief analyst Patrick Donegan shared insight from the recent web-scale operators report, which featured research on how web-scale operators view the market, the best web-scale companies to ...
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Cisco's Cloud Scale Networking: Automation, Virtualization & Simplification

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Cisco's Sanjeev Mervana outlines the latest innovations in networking technology at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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.