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IEEE President-Elect Tackles the Digital Divide
Mentor Monday  | 
5/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Despite recently retiring, Karen Bartleson is taking on the enormous task of closing the digital divide via a spot on the Department of Commerce's newly created board.
WiCipedia: Leading Ladies & VC Disparities
WiCipedia  | 
5/27/2016  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Our very own Women in Comms lunch and speaker panel; turning the tables on gender stereotypes; female-run startups lagging in funding; and more.
Rogers Upskills on Adapting to Mobile Video Demand
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Upinder Saini, vice president of wireless product management at Rogers Communications, described the digital content differentiator as a solution to address the growing mobile video trend.
Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
Column  | 
5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.
Verizon Upskills on 5G at BCE
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Gerry Flynn, director of network infrastructure planning at Verizon, explains how new industry players and increasing bandwidth demands are driving the development of 5G networks.
Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/24/2016  |  1 comment
WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.
Upskill U Live @ BCE Targets 5G & Mobile Video
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/23/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U hosts two hot breakfasts at BCE on 5G and Mobile Video with speakers from Verizon and Rogers Communications.
From Teddy Bear-Shaped Homes to Cloud RAN
Mentor Monday  | 
5/23/2016  |  2 comments
Parallel Wireless Co-Founder Kaitki Agarwal tells how she made it from humble beginnings in Northern India to co-founding a successful wireless startup.
WiCipedia: Short Skirts & Back-Up Plans
WiCipedia  | 
5/20/2016  |  11 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Short skirts and bright colors get attention; few tech jobs for women in Mass.; an out-of-the-box UC Berkeley commencement; and more.
Global Capacity Covers Cloudifying the Network on Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/20/2016  |  1 comment
On Friday at 1PM ET, Upskill U will examine the latest developments in the interconnection of cloud networks in the course "Cloudifying the Network," presented by Mary Stanhope, Vice President, Marketing, Global Capacity.
Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
5/20/2016  |  3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
Upskill U Kicks Off Cloud Platforms & Services Series
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/18/2016  |  2 comments
Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution and Analytics, Heavy Reading, will kick off the Upskill U cloud module today as lecturer for the 101 course at 1PM ET.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/18/2016  |  7 comments
Leaders from Mellanox, Arista Networks, Syniverse, ECI Telecom and Cisco round out WiC's inaugural female tech pioneers of the year.
Reader Poll: IoT Will Help Kickstart 5G
Jonestown  | 
5/18/2016  |  2 comments
More than a third of poll respondents think that IoT will kickstart 5G.
Nokia Nails Our NFV Performance Tests
From the Founder  | 
5/16/2016  |  7 comments
The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
Fujitsu HR Gets Intentional, Focused & Creative
Mentor Monday  | 
5/16/2016  |  1 comment
The global vendor's head of human relations shares tips on how to recruit, retain and promote more women in the next-gen comms industry.
IoT's Place in the Future of Virtualization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/13/2016  |  2 comments
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market grows exponentially over the next few years, vendors will start focusing in on IoT platforms and the impact virtualization can have on the market, with rapid development and lower costs as main points of interest.
WiCipedia: IVF Woes & Changing an Archetype
WiCipedia  | 
5/13/2016  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech not finding IVF success; Project Include calls the shots; a high-heel ultimatum; and more.
Upskill U: The Industrial IoT Impact
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/13/2016  |  1 comment
At 1 p.m. on May 13, Upskill U presents "IoT: The Impact of Industrial IoT" taught by Anna Bailey, Managing Director, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Hulu: We'll Have Our Cake, Eat It Too
MariNation  | 
5/11/2016  |  8 comments
Hulu plans to compete with its own customers, yet says it'll be good for business.
Upskill U Dives Into IoT Network Challenges
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/11/2016  |  2 comments
Upskill U tackles the IoT network challenge at 1 p.m. today with Timothy Winters, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/11/2016  |  2 comments
Women from AT&T, Ciena, Ixia, Zayo Group and Fujitsu make our shortlist for working to advance the cause of women in the next-gen comms industry.
OCP Drives Telco Data Centers & the New IP
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2016  |  1 comment
The Open Compute Project and the shift to SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and infrastructure.
Intel's Processor Boss Shares Lessons Learned
Mentor Monday  | 
5/9/2016  |  4 comments
Shlomit Weiss offers advice, perspectives and opinions gathered from 26 years at Intel, where she was responsible for some of its best processors in history.
ADVA Lays Bare Its Virtual Switch
Shades of Ray  | 
5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA has further developed the virtual switch technology it brought on board with the acquisition of Overture and is ready to pitch it into commercial NFV environments following an independent evaluation of the technology.
Edge Computing: The Next Frontier for Telcos
Column  | 
5/9/2016  |  11 comments
Edge computing is a compelling option for telcos looking to balance tightening finances with increasing demands for bandwidth and processing speed. 
WiCipedia: 'Meternity,' Lemonade & Chores
WiCipedia  | 
5/6/2016  |  13 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Celebrate your favorite STEM teacher; the time suck that's holding women back in STEM; Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' causes a stir; and more.
Upskill U Tackles IoT Security Challenges
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/6/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U is gearing up to address IoT security questions today at 1 p.m. ET during the lecture 'IoT: Tackling the Security Challenge' with lecturer Jason Porter, Vice President, Security Solutions, AT&T.
Convergence of the Service Layers
Column  | 
5/6/2016  |  Post a comment
The conclusions of a new survey, commissioned by OpenCloud and conducted by Heavy Reading, suggests that the move towards converged service layers is now well underway.
WiC Radio: Flex Takes On the World's Problems
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/5/2016  |  2 comments
Join WiC and Flex's Caroline Dowling for a live radio show on Tuesday at 12PM ET on how technology is powering the fourth revolution and to what effect in the future.
Why We're Working With NCTC
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading and NCTC are teaming up to create and market webinars, video interviews and other multimedia content for smaller and independent cable operators.
Upskill U Kicks Off IoT Lectures With Ericsson
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/4/2016  |  6 comments
Today at 1 p.m. ET, Martin Zander, Ericsson Group Function Strategy, tackles the toughest IoT questions during "IoT 101," an introductory course to IoT at Upskill U.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
New companies with a focus on video graphics, smart grid predictive analytics and a quadcopter camera make up WiC's finalists for Female-Led Startup to Watch.
Showdown at the OpenStack Corral
Rewired  | 
5/3/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T and Verizon are vying for the status of biggest OpenStack champion, a stunning reversal for the open source software and a sign of things to come.
Nokia's Motley: Confidence Paves Career Paths
Mentor Monday  | 
5/2/2016  |  5 comments
Have the confidence to take the next step whether you're fully prepared for it or not, advises Nokia's Sandy Motley, whose long and varied career path proves it works.
WiCipedia: Woman Cards & Bitch Switches
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/29/2016  |  13 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Cell C's CEO under fire for radio show comments; Clinton plays the woman card; Intel discusses diversity backlash; and more.
Virtualization Powers Automation at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Dr. Stefan Vallin, Cisco, teaches Virtualization: Automation at Upskill U on Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
Welcome to Light Reading Enterprise Cloud
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/28/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading brings you the latest news, information and insights about clouds for the enterprise. Yes, the enterprise.
Twitter Fire Hose Now a Video Tsunami
MariNation  | 
4/27/2016  |  5 comments
Twitter's video push is changing broadband dynamics.
Apple: Cloud Shines Light in Financial Gloom
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/27/2016  |  4 comments
While everything else declined, cloud services grew revenue briskly in Apple's most recent quarterly earnings.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Cable operators have some key hurdles to overcome if they wish to fill the growing mobility needs of small and large businesses alike.
WiC Welcomes 7 New Partners
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/25/2016  |  2 comments
WiC is proud to have Cisco, Hitachi Consulting, Infinera, Netcracker, Redknee, NetNumber and Open Networking Foundation joining our cause.
GoT Fans Curse HBO (Not Right) Now
MariNation  | 
4/25/2016  |  7 comments
This is what it looks like when apps are the future of TV.
'Women Who Code' CEO Paints Better Tech Pic
Mentor Monday  | 
4/25/2016  |  2 comments
Alaina Percival shares why she thinks it's a wonderful time to be a woman in the tech industry, despite what discouraging headlines might suggest.
Upskill U Goes Ivy League With Princeton Prof
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/25/2016  |  1 comment
Tune in to Upskill U to hear Princeton University's Nick Feamster present 'Virtualization: Network Design & Infrastructure' at 1PM ET on Monday, April 25.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
With more and more businesses seeking mobility solutions, cable operators have the chance to carve out an even larger share of the commercial market.
WiCipedia: Victory in a 'Culture of Victimology'
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/22/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: a father-daughter war of words; a new face for the $20; a look at venture capital firms; and more.
Cable Mines Big Data to Improve Performance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/22/2016  |  1 comment
Cable is going big with data analytics, digging into its big data stores, with the hope of garnering information, simplifying operations and improving services and customer care.
Comcast Answers the App Call
MariNation  | 
4/20/2016  |  6 comments
With 'Unlock the Box' looming, Comcast announces Xfinity apps for Samsung and Roku hardware.
Women in Comms Leading Lights: The Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/20/2016  |  2 comments
2016 finalists for WiC's inaugural Leading Lights -- Most Inspiring Woman in Comms, Female Tech Pioneer of the Year and Female-Led Startup to Watch -- are revealed.
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The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
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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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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 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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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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