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Key developments related to big data and the use of analytics systems by fixed, mobile, and cable operators.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/21/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy ding-dong continues; Sky/Fox merger latest; the Internet of Ships
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/20/2017
After almost a year-long search, digital transformation specialist CENX has appointed optical industry veteran Ed Kennedy as president and CEO. Kennedy will take over ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/20/2017
NTT was early to the software-defined networking party and now is claiming to have the first 100% software-defined global network, as well as the world's largest ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/19/2017
The more than 1,000 employees that make up AT&T Labs are nearly as diverse as the data they mine on a daily basis.
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/15/2017
Montreal-based Element AI is the latest artificial intelligence (AI) startup to catch the attention of big tech players, raking in a $102 million series A round, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/15/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's sheep project raises the baa on NB-IoT; Sky and Virgin collaborate on TV ads; BT's new woman in the Americas.
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/15/2017
SDN, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are all making a big difference in AT&T's network operations, but what has been the biggest game changer ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/14/2017
Nokia is heralding a major technological breakthrough with a new routing platform and network processor whose capabilities seem to go far beyond those of rival ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/14/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU operators prepare for roaming charges revolution; DigitalRoute beefs up its board; Ryan Reynolds gets BT into trouble (again).
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 6/9/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Philly Tech Week appeals to minority youth; men bring the "dad perspective"; the women of WWDC; and more.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/6/2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen as core to telcos' own digital transformations, especially for its ability to automate processes, according to a new survey of ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/2/2017
At BCE, Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan told Light Reading that the lack of NFV standards is a 'pain point' and a hindrance to achieving scalability.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/21/2017
The Linux Foundation's ONAP is drawing interest from cable companies and other ...
NTT Lays Claim to Biggest SD-WAN Footprint
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/20/2017
NTT says it is using its SDN network to deliver premises-based and cloud-based ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
Iain Morris , News Editor , 4/10/2017
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WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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ZTE 5G World Highlights

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ZTE showcases its leading 5G innovations at 5G World in London.
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