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NFV, SDN, Big Data – It's All About Automation
Valley Wonk  | 
7/21/2017  |  3 comments
The network must be automated. And Light Reading must write about it.
WiCipedia: From New Zealand to the Silicon Prairie & Beyond
WiCipedia  | 
7/21/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech make a timely departure; Smartphones put safety first; Silicon Prairie makes a statement; and more.
Discussing 5G Spectrum on Capitol Hill
Column  | 
7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Status and next steps on spectrum policy for Gigabit LTE and 5G in the US and beyond.
Deloitte Does Away With Diversity-Focused ERGs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/20/2017  |  1 comment
Consulting firm will build 'inclusion councils' with white men in the mix instead of employee resource groups for women and minorities alone.
Get Ready for Direct Detect 100G for Metro DCI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Challenging the dominance of coherent detection, direct detection modulation has re-emerged as an economically viable option in metro data center interconnection (DCI).
In the TV Biz, AT&T Walks a Tricky Line
MariNation  | 
7/17/2017  |  1 comment
Has AT&T over-extended itself in the video business?
Facing the Facebook Video Threat
Column  | 
7/17/2017  |  5 comments
Will social media platforms be the next big disruptor of the pay-TV industry? Could be, but pay-TV providers have ways to respond to this and other threats.
WiCipedia: From Topless Robots to Killer Airbags
WiCipedia  | 
7/14/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Scantily clad robots and Ashton Kutcher make headlines; Say bye-bye to White House science; Will Gen Z close the gap?; and more.
The Finger-Lickin' Fone: A Plucky Effort?
Shades of Ray  | 
7/14/2017  |  4 comments
In China, consumers can now place a Kentucky Fried Phonecall.
AT&T Parades Into Net Neutrality Protest
MariNation  | 
7/12/2017  |  4 comments
If you say the words bubble gum over and over, they lose all meaning. So it goes with net neutrality.
Competitive Intelligence That's Free, Fast & Easy
The Pediatrician  | 
7/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Virtuapedia and Testapedia are outstanding replacements for CI in the communications industry.
The Emergence of Private LTE Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/10/2017  |  1 comment
Designed-for-purpose, private LTE systems are emerging as the preferred wireless platform for enterprises with production-critical automation and mobility needs.
Challenges on the Road to C-RAN Adoption
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
The 'cloudification' phase ain't no walk in the park.
Gigabit LTE Comes to China, Going Global
Column  | 
7/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Gigabit LTE is a must-have, not a gimmick, for operators around the globe.
Europe's GDPR: Don't Get Lost in Translation
Column  | 
7/7/2017  |  Post a comment
What organizations can expect when becoming GDPR compliant and how they can effectively navigate it.
WiCipedia: VR's 'Man-Babies' & No Watershed Moments – Yet
WiCipedia  | 
7/7/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Apologies don't create change but action does; women in virtual reality speak out; how media affects girls' career choices; and more.
Hey Men of Silicon Valley, Stop Being Creepy!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/5/2017  |  12 comments
How many more women have to come forward and public apologies issued before we can just agree that now is the time to stop being creepy and start being decent human beings?
Where Internet TV Lost Its Way
MariNation  | 
7/5/2017  |  11 comments
I want my GoT! (The modern-day version of I want my MTV!)
Consumer-Centric Services? It's About Time
Rewired  | 
7/5/2017  |  2 comments
A quick trip in the Wilson way-back machine shows telecom operators have been at this a long time, maybe too long?
Automatic for the Operations People
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/3/2017  |  5 comments
Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.
College Professor Finds a Home in AT&T Labs
Mentor Monday  | 
7/3/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T Labs Director DeDe Paul combines a knack for mathematics with people skills to help the carrier make business use of its piles and piles of network and customer data.
How Startups Can Win as Moore's Law Ends
Column  | 
6/30/2017  |  3 comments
Is there an upside to Moore's Law slowing down? Actually, there are many.
Bright Lights, Smart City: A 'Street Furniture' Exploration
MariNation  | 
6/30/2017  |  8 comments
Street furniture is the new telephone pole.
WiCipedia: 'Persona Non Grata' Tech Moms & the Refugee STEM Pilot
WiCipedia  | 
6/30/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A man wears a minidress to work when shorts won't cut it; an inspiring pilot travels alone to spread the word of STEM; tech moms get no respect; and more.
Calix: Russo's Not-So-Overnight Success?
Rewired  | 
6/28/2017  |  9 comments
Russo, the man who cashed in pretty quickly on his first major success, Cerent, is leading a much longer-term effort to bring software-defined networking to the access realm at Calix.
Apple-Cisco Partnership Opens Enterprise Opportunities
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/26/2017  |  2 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook signals a new enterprise push in a joint appearance with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, presenting possible new enterprise business opportunities for service providers.
Bagel Downloads & Virtual Cappuccinos
Morris Lore  | 
6/26/2017  |  4 comments
The obsession with being a software company is getting out of hand.
Empowering Women in Africa – From the US
Mentor Monday  | 
6/26/2017  |  1 comment
Nneoma Nwankwo, a Citi analyst and founder of Empower46, helps bring news of female education and empowerment across Africa to the US.
Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.
Does AT&T Deserve Time Warner?
MariNation  | 
6/23/2017  |  9 comments
'Deserve' is such a strong word...
The Building Blocks for NFV's Ramp-Up
Column  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
As the industry looks to aggressively ramp up NFV efforts, it becomes critical for strong and interoperable industry standards to eliminate vendor lock-ins and create a marketplace for best-in-breed services.
WiCipedia: The Cool Tech Girl & Rallycross Racing
WiCipedia  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Collete Davis runs the (startup) world; raising boys and girls differently; stop interrupting me!; and more.
DT in Cybersecurity – Good but Could Do Better
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Around 1,000 delegates gathered in Munich this week to listen, discuss and clap at random at Deutsche Telekom's two-day cybersecurity event. But was there something missing?
Oracle Touts AT&T Cloud Deployment
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Hungry for attention as a public cloud provider, Oracle lands a major customer in AT&T.
Netflix's Lesson in Culture Expectation Settings
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2017  |  8 comments
Over-the-top content company cuts its famous 120-slide deck down to 10 pages to communicate its values and culture to those both inside and outside of its business.
Buy American: Will It Affect the Telecom Sector?
Jonestown  | 
6/21/2017  |  6 comments
It's really hard to tell right now.
G.fast, GPON & the Future of Gigabit Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.
AT&T AI Director on Diversity in Data Mining
Mentor Monday  | 
6/19/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T Labs is made up of engineers, scientists and experts from all walks of life, not necessarily by design, but Director Ann Skudlark says it's an important part of its success.
WiCipedia: 50 to Watch & the 'Sheryl Sandberg of Mexico'
WiCipedia  | 
6/16/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: GTB releases list of 50 women in telecom to watch in 2017; She Loves Tech competes in Pakistan; Erica Baker is our new role model; and more.
Can Comcast Beat Customer Hate With a Private Cloud?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/15/2017  |  8 comments
Comcast is looking to a private cloud based on Cloud Foundry to turn around record bad customer satisfaction scores.
How Much Will 5G Cost? No One Has a Clue
Morris Lore  | 
6/15/2017  |  3 comments
Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.
Don't Be the Next DDoS Headline: How Virtualization Can Bolster Service Provider Security
Column  | 
6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Today's telcos and communication service providers are more vulnerable to large-scale DDoS attacks than ever.
Virtuapedians Get Something for Almost Nothing
The Pediatrician  | 
6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
It would be rude not too...
Why You Can't Quit Cable TV
MariNation  | 
6/12/2017  |  22 comments
Cord-cutting is fast losing its price advantage.
Accept That Fiber Acceptance Needs to Improve
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/12/2017  |  1 comment
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.
Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/9/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
WiCipedia: Setback to Success & the 'Dad Perspective'
WiCipedia  | 
6/9/2017  |  9 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Philly Tech Week appeals to minority youth; men bring the 'dad perspective'; the women of WWDC; and more.
Smart Cities Could Be Gold Mine for Telcos
Column  | 
6/8/2017  |  6 comments
But this story will take years to write.
Busting a Few Myths About Microservices
Column  | 
6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
A few myths have emerged about microservices that need to be addressed, says Ciena's Abel Tong.
Uber Drains the Swamp, but Is It Too Deep?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/7/2017  |  18 comments
The ride-hailing company said it has let 20 employees go over an investigation into sexual harassment claims and is still investigating almost 100 others.
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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.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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