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Facebook Hearings Were the TIP of the Data Iceberg
Jonestown  | 
4/20/2018  |  4 comments
Is Facebook a monopoly? Sure it is. Just a 21st-century monopoly, where data is king.
TalkTalk Puts Network & IT Convergence to Work
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The UK quad-play provider's Colin Whitbread gets closer to the edge, using automation and more.
In DOJ Trial, Where Are the Concerns Over AT&T Privacy Practices?
MariNation  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T isn't being scrutinized for privacy concerns in its ongoing trial with the DOJ. Given recent Facebook revelations, maybe it should be.
WiCipedia: A Female-Only Island, Gender Quotas & Twitter's Oprah
WiCipedia  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Are quotas the answer to diversity?; women in tech on Twitter get an influx of new followers; is the tech gender gap akin to the lack of men in ballet?; and more.
I'm Back for the Future of Communications
The Philter  | 
4/20/2018  |  13 comments
Texas mop, KC smoke, Carolina vinegar – I like all styles of communications, really.
The Network Edge: Where Services Go to Thrive
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
A major re-architecting of the network will be needed to deliver future services, as we'll discuss during the upcoming BCE 2018.
Can Cable's IoT Dethrone Alexa?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Cable is moving into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, specifically homing in on home automation, using its advantage of existing connectivity and customers.
UK Dinosaurs Decide AI Does Not Threaten Extinction
Morris Lore  | 
4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
UK authorities are not even considering the possibility that artificial intelligence could lead to mass unemployment. That is deeply worrying.
Advancing the Telco Cloud: Q&A With VMware's Shekar Ayyar
From the Founder  | 
4/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
Australia's Optus on Back Foot After 'Anglo Saxon' Job Ad
Shades of Ray  | 
4/13/2018  |  11 comments
Local branch of Australian service provider causes s**tstorm with advert stating preference for white staff.
Millimeter Wave 5G: The Usain Bolt of Wireless?
Jonestown  | 
4/12/2018  |  12 comments
5G as a sprint, not a long-distance proposition.
Top 4 GDPR Misconceptions
Column  | 
4/12/2018  |  2 comments
Don't get tripped up by these myths about the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Congrats to 2018's WiC Leading Lights Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Ten worthy women and two trailblazing startups made the shortlist this year for Women in Comms' Leading Lights awards. Winners will be unveiled soon at BCE.
8 Things We Didn't Know About Telecom Automation Until Last Week
From the Founder  | 
4/10/2018  |  8 comments
Light Reading's recent Automation Everywhere conference provided invaluable guidance and insights for network operators figuring out their automation strategies.
Charter Calls for Uniform Privacy Law
MariNation  | 
4/9/2018  |  2 comments
Opt-in for one and all.
Podcast: SD-WAN Goes Beyond Cost-Cutting [Sponsored]
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is about more than saving money – it also provides application delivery, insights and reliability. Find out more in this podcast sponsored by Citrix.
WiCipedia: Breaking Biases & Squashing Self-Limiting Fear
WiCipedia  | 
4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Chasing Grace premieres in Portland, Ore.; raising VC while pregnant; third-party salary audits; and more.
Service Providers Have Work Ahead for SD-WAN Security
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers that are specialists in software-defined wide-area networking believe they're doing a good job on SD-WAN security but need to consider some enhancements to continue doing so.
Getting Real About VR Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
In a new Light Reading breakfast forum at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week, top content, service and technology providers will explore the opportunities and challenges of immersive, 360-degree VR video.
What's in the Box?
Partner Perspectives  | 
4/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The world's first LampSite Libero user.
The First 5G Standard Is Complete – So What's Next?
Column  | 
4/4/2018  |  1 comment
What comes after blazing broadband for the 5G specification?
5G: Health Risks & Nimbyism
Jonestown  | 
4/4/2018  |  5 comments
The anticipated 5G wave of new small cells is likely to kick off a new round of cellular 'Nimbyism' too.
Telefónica Leverages Analytics for Data-Driven Operations
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Telefónica's 'fourth platform' uses artificial intelligence to analyze data from underlying platforms in order to better serve customers.
Is 5G Fixed Wireless vs. FTTH a Cage Fight or a Toolkit?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Fiber to the home (FTTH) and mm-wave 5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) are not actual competitors, as they both have their strengths and places in the market
Can Europe Cope With Unlimited Mobile Data?
Column  | 
4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
How well-equipped are European operators to handle a surge in mobile data traffic on their 4G networks?
Why Now Is the Best Time to Join WiC in Austin
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/3/2018  |  5 comments
It's a great, important time to be a woman in comms and to join our upcoming Transformation Summit in Austin on May 14 (men too!).
Celcom SVP: Focus on Performance, Forget Gender
Mentor Monday  | 
4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Noora Mat Rifin, SVP of Customer Life Cycle Management at Celcom Axiata Berhad, advises women to follow their passion and seize opportunities in comms, despite the challenges.
WiCipedia: Parental Leave Pressure & Canning Cultural Fit
WiCipedia  | 
3/30/2018  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Parental leave is pressurized; the only woman in the room sees all; getting rid of cultural fit; and more.
Progress, Opportunities Still Abound in Tech
Column  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
It's easy to get caught up in the negative side of the tech sector, but don't forget we're making some progress with equality as well.
Is Atlanta the Next 5G Market for Verizon?
Jonestown  | 
3/27/2018  |  2 comments
Verizon is undertaking more fixed wireless 5G tests in Atlanta and Sacramento.
Looking to the Future With ON2020: An OFC Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The ON2020 panel at this year's OFC provided insight into the challenges faced by network operators and the technologies that will be required in future optical networks.
Facebook: The Sick Man of Silicon Valley
Morris Lore  | 
3/27/2018  |  8 comments
The Cambridge Analytica scandal caps a bad period for the social network. Bouncing back will not be straightforward.
Disaggregating the Broadband Access Network
News from Huawei  | 
3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Work to disaggregate the BNG is on the right track and aligns well with network operator goals.
Forman Pioneers a Path Forward for Women Returning to Work
Mentor Monday  | 
3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Tami Forman, executive director of Path Forward, shares how the nonprofit is helping women who have taken a career break return to the workforce at companies such as Verizon.
Beginning With the End In Mind
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Huawei has sets its sights on delivering a Quality Broadband experience and its focus is not just on the last mile, but also on the last few metres - in the offices, in the homes, and even in the bars.
WiCipedia: Dongles, SXSW & Marital Status Bias
WiCipedia  | 
3/23/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: SXSW focuses on gender equality; Globacom has ugly firing snafu; is SF over?; and more.
Network Intelligence Key to the Best of Times
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Huawei looks to the all-intelligent network as the focus for investment and innovation to unlock and power the best of the ultra-broadband market.
Edge Computing for Mobile Operators: Revenue Opportunity or Defensive Necessity?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Mobile operators should expect to see competition from global players and startups in the mobile edge computing (MEC) market over the next two years.
Mobile Communications Help Create Virtuous Circle in Africa
News from Huawei  | 
3/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Closing the digital divide in Africa is a primary goal for stakeholders from operators to governments to NGOs.
Ngena Fits Network Form to NFV Function
From the Founder  | 
3/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.
Wanted: New Approaches to Indoor 5G
News from Huawei  | 
3/19/2018  |  2 comments
The good news is there are lots of interesting propositions.
Digital Transformation Will Propel Growth in Emerging Markets
News from Huawei  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Digital transformation will drive change across the telecom sector around the world.
The Challenge & Opportunity for Mobile Services in Africa
News from Huawei  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
With more than 1 billion people, Africa represents a market opportunity too large to ignore
IBM Launches Analytics Platform for Private Cloud
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/16/2018  |  1 comment
Platform is designed to enable enterprises to build big data analytics apps that move easily between public and private clouds.
WiCipedia: Secret Courts, Public Lists & Quantifying the Gap
WiCipedia  | 
3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: IWD2018 makes a statement; Facebook's 'secret courts'; a VC accountability list; and more.
Palo Alto Boosts Security & Compliance Automation With $300M Evident.io Buy
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Buying Evident.io extends Palo Alto's portfolio with API-based security capabilities and compliance automation.
Syniverse: Quality Is New Roaming Priority
Column  | 
3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The future of roaming in Europe is all about superior quality of service.
Google Boosts Chrome OS Enterprise Management
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/15/2018  |  2 comments
Google wants to win the hearts of enterprise IT for Chrome OS on the desktop, but it has a long way to go.
IBM Launches 'Continuous' Security & Kubernetes on Bare Metal
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/15/2018  |  Post a comment
IBM Cloud gets a security and Kubernetes performance boost.
An Optical Transport Vision for the Cloud, 5G Era
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Optical networking technologies and architectures need to evolve to support the cloud and 5G era and China Telecom has three key projects that together meet this challenge and form the CTNet2025 plan.
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