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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/28/2016
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/25/2016
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/21/2016
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/20/2016
Women in Comms' inaugural Leading Light awards nomination process was a huge success. We were thrilled to receive a number of nominations for highly qualified women ...
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI sets out its stall; EU's Margrethe gives Android her hard stare; Sky does pan-European movie deal with Sony.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/18/2016
There's a certain spirit in the air at Boingo's Los Angeles headquarters: Over the last couple of years, the WiFi provider has made a concerted effort to promote the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/15/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: entry-level women ask for more money -- and get it; Verizon workers demand better contracts; 4-H refocuses around STEM; and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/15/2016
Facebook hired Regina Dugan, most recently head of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group and former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/14/2016
Women in the technology industry see the lack of female role models above them as a real challenge, adding to the vicious cycle that starts with a weak pipeline and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/11/2016
VimpelCom is preparing to hold a global tender for the virtualization of its networks following preliminary work with China's ZTE in five of its central and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/11/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Ireland completes 4G upgrade; UK's Daily Mail eyes Yahoo; Nokia appoints new president at subsea unit.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/11/2016
Delivering application performance and making network connectivity match the business customer's specific needs are among the priorities for Global Capacity's new ...
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