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CEO Chat With TEOCO's Atul Jain
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
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.
Qualcomm's CTO on 5G Developments
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
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3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
CEO Chat With Cisco's Chuck Robbins
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.
CEO Chat: Sportlogiq's Craig Buntin
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1/3/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
CEO Chat: Mellanox Technologies' Eyal Waldman
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11/4/2016  |  Post a comment
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.
CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
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7/14/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading's Steve Saunders sits down with Dr. Wen Tong, Wireless CTO at Huawei, to hear his views on the state of the 5G project – and what may lie beyond...
CEO Chat With CenturyLink's Bill Owens
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7/12/2016  |  9 comments
Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders sits down with CenturyLink's Non-Executive Chairman Bill Owens for a candid exchange of views about the current and future state of telecom, career choices and international waters.
CEO Chat With Nokia's Ron Haberman
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7/5/2016  |  2 comments
Steve Saunders speaks with Ron Haberman, Nokia's Vice President and GM for CloudBand, Applications and Analytics. In this interview, they discuss the state of NFV interoperability, the importance of open source and service providers' progress towards a DevOps model.
CEO Chat: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
CEO Chat With ECI's Darryl Edwards
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6/14/2016  |  Post a comment
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
CEO Chat With SCTE/ISBE's Mark Dzuban
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6/14/2016  |  2 comments
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
TCTS CEO on the Transformation Trend
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6/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) CEO Sandeep Bhatnagar sits down at BCE 2016 to discuss digital transformation with Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders.
The Life & Times of Pankaj Patel
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6/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Pankaj Patel, Cisco's departing Chief Development Officer, visits the Big Communications Event (BCE) and talks about his 20 years at the networking giant and how John Chambers instilled a customer-centric culture at the company.
CEO Chat: Deepfield's Craig Labovitz
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4/21/2016  |  1 comment
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.
CEO Chat: Grant Van Rooyen of Cologix
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4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
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.
CEO Chat With David Welch, Infinera
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4/14/2016  |  1 comment
David F. Welch, Co-Founder and President at Infinera, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, to talk about optical white box technology, business strategy to maintain Infinera's success in the changing telecom
CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
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4/7/2016  |  4 comments
Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
CEO Chat With Netrounds
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4/7/2016  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2016, Mats Nordlund, Co-Founder and CEO of Netrounds, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about the company's history, service delivery and the progression of the telecom industry on the service level.
CEO Chat With Cisco’s Pankaj Patel
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3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Pankaj Patel, Executive Vice President of Cisco, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the midst of MWC 2016 to discuss Cisco's success, the future of telecom and the big technology shift to virtualization and the cloud.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Zha Jun
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3/24/2016  |  8 comments
Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, hears from Zha Jun, President of Fixed Network Product Line at Huawei, on why he believes video is the next killer application.
CEO Chat With Gigamon's Paul Hooper
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3/7/2016  |  Post a comment
In the heart of the Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Gigamon CEO Paul Hooper to discuss the Gigamon success story, virtualization, 5G and the other new hot trends in the industry.
Deutsche Telekom's Kerstin Günther on New IP Network Transformation
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3/2/2016  |  4 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Senior Vice President Technology Europe, Kerstin Günther, gives Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders an update on the operator's transformational network revamp, which is set to have a dramatic impact on operating costs and new business development.
CEO Chat With Yvette Kanouff, Head of Cisco's Cloud Business
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3/2/2016  |  1 comment
Yvette Kanouff, SVP and GM of Cloud Solutions at Cisco, discusses her new role in shaping her company's approach to the cloud as well as how employers can attract more women to the communications industry.
CEO Chat With ZTE's Jane Chen
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2/29/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders met up with ZTE's Jane Chen to talk about 5G, advanced cloud – and being a woman in comms.
Exclusive: Video Interview With Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.
CEO Chat With AT&T's John Donovan
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2/23/2016  |  7 comments
John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.
Ericsson CEO on Amazon, Google Partnerships
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the Swedish vendor's relationships with Amazon and Google and gives an update on the partnership with Cisco.
Netronome's Server-Based Networking Platform
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2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Netronome CEO Niel Viljoen discusses how his company is bringing the efficiencies of mega-scale data centers to the mainstream.
Testing Cisco's Cloud
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2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Why did Cisco decide to turn over its entire cloud portfolio to an interoperability test run by Light Reading? In part two of our interview, Gee Rittenhouse explains.
CEO Chat With Viptela's Amir Khan
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2/16/2016  |  2 comments
Steve Saunders, Founder & CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Amir Khan, President/CEO/Founder of Viptela, to discuss his company's technological success and the hot new trend in the telecom world – SD-WAN.
Infoblox CEO on Perimeter Defense in 2016
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2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
In Part 2 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to take a deep dive into security issues and how to prevent malicious cyberattacks.
CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters
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2/8/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
CEO Chat With Mike Aquino
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
CEO Chat With Mitel's Rich McBee
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1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.
CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs
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1/22/2016  |  1 comment
At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market
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1/21/2016  |  Post a comment
At CES 2016, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
CEO Chat With Kelly Ahuja on Cisco's Service Provider Business
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1/18/2016  |  Post a comment
At CES in Las Vegas, we sat down with Cisco's Kelly Ahuja, SVP of Service Provider Segment. He discusses how the consumer electronics market will affect future networks and provides an update on Cisco's partnership with Ericsson.
F5 Networks CTO: Is 2016 the Year of Security?
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1/15/2016  |  Post a comment
In part 2 of our interview with F5 Networks CTO Karl Triebes, we focus on security and F5's relationship with Amazon Web Services.
CEO Chat With Patrick Ostiguy, Accedian
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1/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Accedian's Patrick Ostiguy talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about how his company's network performance assurance products help service providers differentiate themselves in today's super-competitive market.
CEO Chat With Avi Freedman, Kentik
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1/11/2016  |  1 comment
Kentik's Avi Freedman talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's CEO and founder, about his company's analytics and network visibility tools, and how they differ from what's already on the market.
Infoblox CEO on Security
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1/8/2016  |  1 comment
In Part 1 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to discuss perimeter defense, the new boundary of DNS and the new security threat to service providers.
Ericsson's Secret Cloud Recipe
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1/6/2016  |  1 comment
In this interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Paul McNamara, VP of Cloud Strategy at Ericsson, to discuss the vendor's new product, configuration files and the new trends of 2016.
From Head of Bell Labs to Cisco Cloud Guru
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1/4/2016  |  Post a comment
After moving up the ranks at Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs, Gee Rittenhouse is now Cisco's cloud guru. In part one of this interview with Steve Saunders, he discusses how he consolidated the efforts of over 1,500 developers working on Cisco's move towards the cloud. Now he's focused on helping service provider customers develop new business opportunities from virtualized networks.
Brocade CEO on the New IP
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12/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
CEO Chat With SAP's Rick Costanzo
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12/18/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading's Steve Saunders quizzes Rick Costanzo, EVP and General Manager of SAP Telco Industry and HCP/Mobile Solutions, on how SAP is preparing for the brave new world of digital transformation.
F5 Networks CTO: Customer Demands Are in the Cloud
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12/14/2015  |  Post a comment
In part 1 of our interview with F5 Networks CTO Karl Triebes, we learn about how his company has transformed from a hardware-based load balancer to offering a suite of virtual products that enable access and security around applications.
VMware on the Substantial Opportunity of NFV
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12/9/2015  |  1 comment
VMware's Shekar Ayyar talks to Steve Saunders about NFV and taking the lessons of IT into the Telecoms industry.
CEO Chat With Carl Russo, Calix
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12/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders hears from Carl Russo, CEO and President of Calix, about how the AXOS platform changes the access infrastructure into a DevOps environment for service providers.
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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.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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Mastercard: Payment From Every Device

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A world where everything and everyone is connected creates new points of interaction for commerce. These digital experiences cannot be developed in isolation and instead require an ecosystem to drive mass consumer and enterprise adoption and create better consumer engagement. Predicting when that growth will happen is difficult, but always keeping the end user in ...
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InterDigital's Role in the 5G, IoT Era

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Alan Carlton, managing director and VP for Europe at InterDigital, talks about the company's role in 5G projects in Europe and the prospects for the company in the IoT market.
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Lessons Learned From Digital Transformation

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Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
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NetNumber's CMO Shares Her Diversity Do's

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The telecom industry is transforming the world, and diversity plays a critical role in driving the innovation behind it. NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
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Software-Driven Architecture for 5G & IOT

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We present Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges's report from Mobile World Congress -- where operators and vendors are working to bring a variety of technologies together to make virtualization a reality in the era of 5G and IoT.
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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.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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