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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/30/2016
Karen Bartleson retired earlier this month after a 35-year career in the semiconductor industry, most recently after having spent 20 years at Silicon Valley-based ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 5/27/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Our very own Women in Comms lunch and speaker panel; turning the tables on gender stereotypes; female-run startups lagging in ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/25/2016
Margaret Chiosi, AT&T's well-known and outspoken Distinguished Network Architect who has been one of the lead individuals in the virtualization community, has retired ...
By Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/24/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Women in Comms at BCE -- There are a lot of notes to hit when it comes to creating diversity in the workplace for women and minorities, but a simple ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/24/2016
What better way to cap off a fantastic day of networking, panel discussions and a job fair than by honoring some of the leading women in the comms industry? That's ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/23/2016
Kaitki Agarwal has a very simple message for anyone doubting their abilities or chances of making it in the comms world: "If a girl that learned math under a tree in ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 5/20/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Short skirts and bright colors get attention; few tech jobs for women in Mass.; an out-of-the-box UC Berkeley commencement; ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/18/2016
Nokia upturned the mobile handset market Wednesday morning by announcing a major licensing deal that will see the Nokia brand used on a range of feature phones, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/13/2016
...despite EU veto of 3 deal. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus reorganizes in Luxembourg; Ericsson smooths mobile commerce in Rwanda; Virgin offers ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/12/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT does soccer deal with YouTube; Telenor makes board changes; VimpelCom's first quarter.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/11/2016
To improve the industry for women in comms, it takes a genuine commitment from leaders at the top, as well as champions throughout each organization, to hold them ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/10/2016
CHICAGO -- International Telecom Week -- Men must be more engaged in changing the culture if telecom is to attract more women, according to a panel of experts here ...
By Light Reading, 5/10/2016
Dr. Margaret Heffernan, an entrepreneur, CEO, speaker and author of a new book on company culture, dispels myths of leadership that are off-putting to women.
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Light Reading's Big Communications Event touched down in Austin this week for a ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, 5/27/2016
It was standing room only at the NIA Live Interoperability Demos during BCE in ...
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Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 5/26/2016
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The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, ...
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Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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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.