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AT&T CEO Backs Black Lives Matter
Jonestown  | 
9/30/2016  |  8 comments
Randall Stephenson and John Legere weigh in the Black Lives Matter movement, with AT&T executive telling employees he wants a company conversation, starting with him.
A Cloud Full of Harleys
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei CEO Eric Xu finds inspiration in an unlikely place -- Harley-Davidson's drive to transform itself into a digital enterprise for the 21st century.
Welcome to Testapedia!
Brianiac  | 
9/30/2016  |  3 comments
Light Reading is proud to bring you our latest community site, Testapedia, the go-to hub for test and measurement (T&M) professionals and their customers.
WiCipedia: Feminist Fight Club, FinTech Femmes & Feminine Freebies
WiCipedia  | 
9/30/2016  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Feminist Fight Club lands on the shelves; sexual harassment affects all women; FinTech is a female-led field; and more.
5G: Truth or Dare?
Column  | 
9/30/2016  |  1 comment
5G could ride the traditional wireless hype cycle, or – quite possibly – break the chain, suggests Nokia's North American CTO.
Upskill U on Roadmaps for Gigabit Deployment
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/29/2016  |  1 comment
Dr. Robert Howald, Comcast, and Alan Breznick, Light Reading, examine developments in gigabit technology and best practices for future deployments in the Upskill U course, 'Gigabit & the Great Migration.'
Powell Kills the Cable Show
MariNation  | 
9/29/2016  |  6 comments
Warning, satire ahead.
Harmonic's New Comcast Deal Oozes Subtext
MariNation  | 
9/28/2016  |  2 comments
Harmonic's warrant agreement with Comcast has significant technological and business implications.
The Evolution of Big Data & Analytics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/28/2016  |  1 comment
The ability to holistically analyze, in real time, any network data impacting customer experience is one reason why big data and analytics (BDA) will become a key network element in the near future.
Twitter's the Next Hypercloud Star (No Joke)
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Like Amazon before it, Twitter's core strength might be its platform rather than the service it's best known for.
In the Cloud Era, It’s About Connectivity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Operators still fear the 'dumb pipe' label, but they must realize that their unique role in the future marketplace is in providing ultra-broadband connectivity between users and content.
New Acronym Alert! Meet SDRAN
Jonestown  | 
9/27/2016  |  1 comment
Software-defined radio access networks are coming up on the virtualization menu at some point in the near future.
Google, Facebook Gaining Network Equipment Clout
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/26/2016  |  3 comments
Landmark Heavy Reading report explores the rise of web-scale Internet companies as networking powerhouses, and what it means for network equipment vendors.
Open Source Getting on My Nerves
Rewired  | 
9/26/2016  |  5 comments
Don't worry, they say, the code will work it out. There's apparently nothing open source can't tackle.
Upskill U Kicks Off Gigabit Courses With Orange
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/26/2016  |  3 comments
This week Upskill U launches a new series on Gigabit with lecturers from Orange, Comcast and US Ignite.
How Big Plans Led Sue Monahan to Small Cells
Mentor Monday  | 
9/26/2016  |  2 comments
The CEO of the Small Cell Forum and Director of GSMA North America shares her perspective on how to change company cultures, recruit women in comms and achieve any goal.
WiCipedia: The Women Helping Women Edition
WiCipedia  | 
9/23/2016  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Kristen Bell releases hilarious 'Pinksourcing' video; girls from Oakland to Senegal learn to code; digital tools help new moms acclimate when going back to work; and more.
Step Away From the Firewall
Rewired  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Level 3 finds enterprise security managers who believe firewalls can save them are getting some nasty surprises.
Upskill U on Implementing DevOps With Tech Mahindra
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U's series on Agile/DevOps culminates with a course on the implementation of DevOps, delivered by Burt Klein of Tech Mahindra.
Ewaldsson Grows His Ericsson Empire
Shades of Ray  | 
9/20/2016  |  1 comment
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.
Cable Gets Real About Virtualization
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/20/2016  |  4 comments
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are tackling virtualization technologies together in both a Sept. 21 webinar and a Sept. 27 breakfast forum.
Cisco Dives Into DevOps at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/20/2016  |  2 comments
Cisco's Colin Kincaid covers the fundamentals of DevOps in a live course and Q&A at Upskill U.
WiC Rewind: Cultural Reflections From Denver
Mentor Monday  | 
9/19/2016  |  5 comments
Top female executives from Intel, Vodafone Americas, Windstream, XO Communications and Zayo Group share their thoughts on company culture, progressive policies and much more.
So, What Are We Calling Narrowband-IoT Today?
Jonestown  | 
9/16/2016  |  8 comments
The idea is simple: a version of LTE that doesn't use much power for IoT applications. But naming it is hard – rilly, rilly hard!
Juncker's Broadband Plans Get Junk Rating
Morris Lore  | 
9/16/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading gives the EC's latest broadband plans 'nil points.'
WiCipedia: Trump's Family Leave Fail & Hostility at Apple
WiCipedia  | 
9/16/2016  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Trump's family leave plan falls short; toxic work environments at Apple?; ageism in tech TV; and more.
Can Carriers Open Source New Biz Processes?
Rewired  | 
9/16/2016  |  3 comments
At one moment in Denver this week, the three largest US operators were very agreeable to the idea of open sourcing APIs to make business easier.
Upskill U on Implementing Agile
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/15/2016  |  2 comments
Director of Agile Transformation addresses the challenges and best practices to implementing the Agile methodology.
Enterprise Cloud Turns to Containers, Microservices
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/15/2016  |  Post a comment
The next phase of moving applications to the cloud means looking at platforms that use container technology and are suited to a cloud-native, microservices approach.
LinkNYC Cuts Off Web to Prevent Homeless Watching Porn in Street
Jonestown  | 
9/14/2016  |  8 comments
LinkNYC shuts down web access on the street kioks because some people were hogging them and using them 'inappropriately.' Who could've guessed that would happen?
Upskill U on Agile & DevOps
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/13/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U launches a new series on implementing Agile and DevOps with expert speakers from Cisco, Tech Mahindra, Agile Alliance and more.
Parallel Wireless's Jordan on Finding Her Voice & Using Yours
Mentor Monday  | 
9/12/2016  |  3 comments
Eugina Jordan shares her story of how she found her voice and went from being a receptionist to the director of marketing for Parallel Wireless.
Is NFV in the Doldrums?
Column  | 
9/12/2016  |  6 comments
NFV feels like it's going nowhere fast, suggests Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
iPhone 7 Slogan Translates to 'Penis' in Hong Kong – Report
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/9/2016  |  8 comments
How do you say 'facepalm' in Cantonese?
NG-PON2 Accelerates Past XGS-PON at 88 MPH
Column  | 
9/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The NG-PON2 standard is the key to the future of ultra-broadband, believes Calix's Alan DiCicco.
FCC's New Pay-TV Plan: Shove It Up Your App
MariNation  | 
9/9/2016  |  1 comment
What the FCC's new pay-TV proposal means, and why nobody's happy.
I Didn't Know Obama Owned the Internet
Shades of Ray  | 
9/9/2016  |  11 comments
Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want Obama to 'give away the Internet' – well, OK, but…
WiCipedia: Trumpisms, Marriage Penalties & Back-to-School Inspo
WiCipedia  | 
9/9/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Discriminatory Trumpisms are trending; women are asking for raises but not getting them; is there a marriage market penalty for women in STEM?; and more.
Review: This Bone-Conduction Headset Probably Isn't Witchcraft
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The Aftershokz Bluez 2S lets you listen to spoken word audio or music while still hearing outside sounds, making it less likely you'll get smooshed by a car while walking a badly behaved dog.
CTIA: See Ya, Las Vegas!
Jonestown  | 
9/8/2016  |  8 comments
Woo hoo! It's the end of a wretched era.
Amoroso Not the Retiring Sort
Rewired  | 
9/8/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T's former security guru is taking his expertise to a much broader audience – and this time he's giving it away.
Google: Thinking Inside the Box
Shades of Ray  | 
9/8/2016  |  2 comments
Google and Box have struck a relationship that might baffle those with a legacy view of the world.
Calling Europe's Broadband Bluff
Morris Lore  | 
9/8/2016  |  2 comments
Three broadband regulators walk into a bar…
It's Not Just mmWave! 5G Will Go Low to Innovate Too
Column  | 
9/7/2016  |  7 comments
Amazing new 5G innovations are coming below 6GHz -- it's not just about mmWave.
What Is Holland? And Who Are the Dutch?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/7/2016  |  2 comments
IBC starts this week in the Netherlands, or is it Holland? It's certainly being supported by the Dutch.
Radio Show: Cultivating & Communicating Company Culture
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/7/2016  |  1 comment
Intel's Lynn Comp joins WiC on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 1PM EST to talk company culture -- what it is, how to craft a positive one and how to communicate it internally and externally.
High Band Spectrum & 5G: What's Next & What to Expect
Column  | 
9/5/2016  |  Post a comment
5G is about more than just faster mobile broadband, notes Tom Sawanobori, SVP and chief technology officer at the CTIA.
Global Capacity VP: It's Time for a New Normal
Mentor Monday  | 
9/5/2016  |  1 comment
Before tech can be cool, it has to be normal, says Global Capacity VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope as she calls on the industry to ditch preconceptions.
Will ISPs Step Up to the IoT Challenge?
Rewired  | 
9/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Security is a looming issue as IoT devices prove to be easily invaded, but is the broadband industry prepared to act?
Lessons From Rio on Net Performance
Column  | 
9/2/2016  |  1 comment
What companies should glean from network traffic patterns during the Olympic Games in Rio.
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From Philly, With Love

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Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.
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CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings

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At NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak told Light Reading that when customers launch SD-WAN, they aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending. He also shared some unique case studies and lessons learned from launching SD-WAN services.
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Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

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For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

9|28|16   |   04:37   |   (0) comments


Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

9|27|16   |   5:10   |   (2) comments


At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

9|26|16   |   4:38   |   (2) comments


At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

9|26|16   |   05:53   |   (1) comment


More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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