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WiC Panel: Diversity Must Flow Top Down
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/25/2017  |  1 comment
The service provider panel at BCE's WiC workshop discussed how diversity in company culture starts with top-down, consistent messaging.
Making Video a Basic Service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.
Can Cloud RAN Help Lessen the Spectrum Crunch?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
With C-RAN, operators have more tools for shoehorning more customers into spectrum they already own.
How IoT, 5G & NFV Will Impact Data Center Infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.
Facebook Feeds Bandwidth-Hungry Users
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.
Preparing the Transport Network for 5G: The Future Is Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
With the current industry consensus for deployment to commence broadly in 2020, now is the time to prepare transport networks for the coming of 5G.
Fright Wigs & Cocktails: BCE 2017 in Pics
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/19/2017  |  6 comments
Awards ceremony! Party! Media executives wearing disco duds!
WiCipedia: LL Awards, Tech Mom Returnships & How The Post Gets the Ladies
WiCipedia  | 
5/19/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: We celebrate our Leading Lights; tech careers for low-income moms; uncovering the visibility problem; and more.
Cisco's Centoni Shares Guiding Career Themes
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/17/2017  |  1 comment
Being purposeful and choosing wisely, leveraging mentors, accepting feedback and sticking to her north star helped get Cisco GM Liz Centoni to where she is today.
Congratulations to WiC's Newest Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/16/2017  |  2 comments
Women in Comms extends congratulations to the most inspiring woman of the year, Heather Kirksey, and female tech pioneer of the year, Nithya Ramanathan.
Don't Miss Out on Being in Our T&M Survey
The Pediatrician  | 
5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Have your say now about which test and measurement vendors should be included in the upcoming Market Leadership Study.
Digital Transformation, by the Numbers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/15/2017  |  1 comment
The 2017 GCI ratings, which are used to compare digital transformation activity in different countries, hold some surprising results.
It's Time to Focus on One-Way Network Delays
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/15/2017  |  6 comments
While service providers have traditionally relied on tracking two-way latency issues on their networks, switching to a superior one-way measurement approach would be far more effective.
Network Visibility Architectures: One Size Does Not Fit All
Column  | 
5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New and exciting methods of automation – whether virtualization, the cloud, IoT or even best practices like network segmentation – tend to emphasize innovation over visibility. As such, networks develop blind spots that mask network problems and even faulty devices.
WiCipedia: Queen of Code, Female VCs & STEM Expectations
WiCipedia  | 
5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Grace Hopper picture book is released; Israeli girls study more but expect less; female VCs come out on top; and more.
Viva Tel Aviv: From Here to Ethernity
Shades of Ray  | 
5/11/2017  |  1 comment
I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.
Mobile Operators & Healthcare: A Short-Term or Long-Term Opportunity?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/11/2017  |  1 comment
Healthcare could be a goldmine for mobile operators, but they will need to do it right.
Big Data Analytics Improves Planning for Broadband Projects
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics can predict each potential customer’s interest in specific services and tiers, price sensitivity, budget, propensity to switch service providers, susceptibility to special offers -- and thus their value as a customer.
Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.
Is There Still a Role for Active Test in NFV Assurance?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
A combination of both active and passive test provides a clear picture of end-to-end real-time service monitoring and long-term trend analysis.
Selecting a Prime Integrator for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  3 comments
When you need one throat to choke, it has to be the right throat.
Heavy Reading Launches a Security Market Tracker
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As increasing numbers of telecom operators venture into the managed security space, Heavy Reading has launched a new research service that monitors and analyzes this emerging sector.
T-Mobile's 2020 Plan Piles Pressure on Europe's 5G Players
Morris Lore  | 
5/9/2017  |  1 comment
T-Mobile's ambitious scheme appears to extend America's 5G lead over Europe, but is it all just bluster?
Seizing the Enterprise Market Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/8/2017  |  Post a comment
With many larger firms now seeking cloud-based commercial services, service providers have a unique chance to make new inroads and capture greater market share.
Registration Has Its Privileges
The Pediatrician  | 
5/8/2017  |  1 comment
There are not many things you can achieve in around 45 seconds: registering on the Pedias is one of them.
ITP Offers Apprenticeships to Boost Women in Telecom
Mentor Monday  | 
5/8/2017  |  Post a comment
CEO Crissi Williams is leading the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) in its apprenticeship program to help attract more qualified women to the telecom industry.
3GPP Starts Study on 5G NR Spectrum Sharing
Column  | 
5/5/2017  |  4 comments
Unlicensed spectrum will help the 3GPP's 5G specification proliferate.
The Cable Show That Wasn't
MariNation  | 
5/5/2017  |  5 comments
The 'Near Future' is a little disheartening.
From Virtualization to Cloudification
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/5/2017  |  3 comments
Virtualization and cloudification (or cloud computing) are often used interchangeably but they are different concepts.
WiCipedia: 'Ladyboss,' Femtech & Diversity at Slack
WiCipedia  | 
5/5/2017  |  5 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A new music video puts the lady in boss; products by and for women raise moola; Slack releases a lackluster diversity report; and more.
Reading the OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/5/2017  |  2 comments
The B/OSS market is likely to undergo significant change in the coming years, driven by the move to network virtualization and the transformation of CSPs into digital service providers.
First AWS, Now Microsoft Cloud; Who's Next?
Column  | 
5/4/2017  |  3 comments
Outages are inevitable, but how can we deal with them better?
Collaboration Is Critical for 5G Network Slicing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/4/2017  |  3 comments
Here are three key areas where the industry needs to collaborate to make network slicing commercially viable.
NIA Makes It a Working Birthday
The Pediatrician  | 
5/2/2017  |  Post a comment
May is proving to be the busiest month.
Could LTE-M Torpedo NB-IoT?
Morris Lore  | 
5/2/2017  |  4 comments
The biggest challenge to NB-IoT might come from another 3GPP standard that vendors are positioning as a 'complementary' technology.
Service Management for the Telco Cloud
Column  | 
5/2/2017  |  2 comments
The arrival of NFV and IoT is driving a greater need for Service Quality Management (SQM) capabilities, argues Sandeep Raina.
Together, We Can Build the Telecom 'App Store'
From the Founder  | 
5/1/2017  |  14 comments
The time has come for a telecom app store to save the industry.
The Future of Tech Is Coming: Are You Ready?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/1/2017  |  1 comment
Join Women in Comms on May 15 in Austin to discuss the future of tech, how to plan your career for it and much more with some of the industry's top female executives.
The Title II Capex Argument Is Ridiculous
MariNation  | 
5/1/2017  |  6 comments
Network investment spending continues to rise.
Readying the Cloud for 5G
Column  | 
5/1/2017  |  Post a comment
An updated architecture, new approach to software and the ability to launch new services will give telcos a successful path to 5G within the next few years.
WiCipedia: BT Improves Ratio, Silicon Valley Realities & Girl Power
WiCipedia  | 
4/28/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Russia and Thailand lead the way in women in tech numbers; BT tries to improve its ratio; girl power gets bloody; and more.
Surprise! AT&T Markets 4G Advances as '5G Evolution'
Jonestown  | 
4/25/2017  |  29 comments
Meet the new G, same as the old G!
First Year TIPs the Scale Toward Success
The Pediatrician  | 
4/24/2017  |  6 comments
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has had a successful first year, and its members are making their presence felt in Light Reading's Virtuapedia.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists 2017: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2017  |  1 comment
This year's finalist list includes female founders, CEOs and women deeply entrenched in the technologies that are defining the future of communications.
Cable-Powered Wireless Faces Tech Hurdles
Column  | 
4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The technical challenges of going wireless aren't small.
WiCipedia: Pinkification of Tech & Australia's Diversity Endeavor
WiCipedia  | 
4/21/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Australia focuses on diversity needs; pinkification of tech discourages girls; Women in Comms' biggest event of the year is just around the corner; and more.
Time for a Telecom Reboot
From the Founder  | 
4/19/2017  |  45 comments
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
Three Ways for CSPs to Upgrade OSS/BSS
Column  | 
4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
As new ambitions demand next-gen support, IBB has identified three primary ways that CSPs can upgrade their OSS/BSS systems to deliver that support.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
Nokia Gives 5G Hype a Good Dousing
Morris Lore  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
New 5G study findings from the Finnish vendor could unintentionally fuel doubts about the 5G business case.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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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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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions Wth All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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Agent of Change: A Q&A With AT&T's John Donovan

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Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.
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BCE Service Provider Panel: The New Business Realities

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For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.
LRTV Interviews
BCE Service Provider Keynote: CenturyLink

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Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function. He is an experienced senior technology executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the implementation of global technology operations, operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures and business ...
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CenturyLink CTO on Transformation

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The 80-year-old telco has already gone through several transformations, including every time it made an acquisition, but its purchase of Level 3 coupled with changes in technology and customer expectations necessitates its biggest transformation yet.
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With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.
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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.
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