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Key developments related to big data and the use of analytics systems by fixed, mobile, and cable operators.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 4/28/2017
Synchronoss' reboot is getting a reboot, as the former OSS company is parting ways with its CEO and CFO, replacing them with a couple of executives from the old days.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/28/2017
Multinational tech provider Thales is shelling out up to $215 million to acquire US-based big data analytics vendor Guavus in a bid to help its customers in the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/28/2017
This category is where the rubber meets the road for network operators. Delivering innovative new services to business clients is one of the imperatives for any ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 4/28/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Russia and Thailand lead the way in women in tech numbers; BT tries to improve its ratio; girl power gets bloody; and more.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/27/2017
Nokia's turnaround has picked up momentum in the first three months of the year, with the Finnish vendor reporting a much slower sales decline than in previous ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 4/27/2017
As service providers virtualize their network functions to speed service delivery, improve revenue and decrease costs, they are also moving toward utilizing ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/24/2017
It's called the next-gen comms industry because technologists today are always looking at the advanced, often virtualized, technologies defining the future of ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 4/21/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Australia focuses on diversity needs; pinkification of tech discourages girls; Women in Comms' biggest event of the year is just ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/20/2017
Procera is hoping the multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal it landed with Vodafone Egypt leads to broader business across its parent company, Vodafone Group, and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/20/2017
PARIS -- Orange Hello -- Orange has added its own voice to the growing chorus of digital assistants that can be operated via the spoken word.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/20/2017
PARIS -- Orange Hello -- France's Orange has brought its keenly anticipated banking service out of the digital vault and into the open, revealing that new products ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/18/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and Virgin Media consider advertising tie-up; Telefónica uses Huawei's SOCs; Google placates Russians; UK cybersecurity ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/17/2017
Siloed work structures and lengthy software development processes are quickly being replaced by approaches like the Agile and DevOps models, and the dynamic workflows ...
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Telco Transformation
Caption Contest: Birth of a New Era
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 4/28/2017
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social ...
Putting AI to Work: A Conversation With Comptel's Niilo Fredrikson
Niilo Fredrikson, Executive Vice President, Intelligent Data Business Unit, Comptel, 4/28/2017
Comptel's Niilo Fredrikson explains how AI and machine learning can be leveraged ...
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Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
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
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
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 ...
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 ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 1: Family Business
John Barnes , Author , 7/24/2015
Light Reading brings you something different from our usual fare -- a science ...
From The Founder
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Mobile Operators & Video

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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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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.