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WiCipedia: BT Improves Ratio, Silicon Valley Realities & Girl Power
WiCipedia  | 
4/28/2017  |  Post a 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  |  22 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  |  58 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.
Verizon CEO Comments Feed Merger Frenzy
Rewired  | 
4/18/2017  |  3 comments
Lowell McAdam says cable merger no longer seems likely but is still open to other ideas – like a Comcast merger.
Testapedia Taxonomy Will Feed Upcoming T&M Report
The Pediatrician  | 
4/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out Heavy Reading's upcoming report, 'How Virtualization Is Impacting the Test & Measurement Landscape.'
Upskill U With AT&T on Building a Centralized Analytics Team
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/17/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Sarah Obermayer covers best practices for operators to re-build analytics teams as the industry moves toward network virtualization.
WiC 2017 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/17/2017  |  1 comment
Learn about five women who are inspiring others through their success, business acumen, outreach and advocacy in the next-gen comms industry.
Why Isn't Virtualization Working?
Column  | 
4/14/2017  |  4 comments
To succeed at virtualization, operators need to realize that standards bodies, open source initiatives and vendor ecosystems aren't going to help.
AT&T & Straight Path: What's It All Mean for US 5G?
Jonestown  | 
4/12/2017  |  10 comments
The AT&T acquisition seems to suggest that Ma Bell will get deeper into fixed 5G services and more.
5 More Key Takeaways From ONS
Rewired  | 
4/11/2017  |  2 comments
Harmonization, minding the product gap, getting 5G right, mimicking Red Hat and praising the Linux Foundation's expanded role all make the list.
New IP Agency Plans Test for NFV Interoperability
Column  | 
4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
MANO in the NFV space will be put through its paces at Light Reading's fourth annual Big Communications Event in Austin next month.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
Between the CEOs  | 
4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Meet the 2017 finalists for Women in Comms' second-annual Leading Lights in the categories of Most Inspiring Woman in Comms and Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.
Indigo: A New Shade of AT&T
Rewired  | 
4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Open Networking Summit presentation makes clear that AT&T's journey to differentiated services is one most operators will need to take.
FCC Broadband Panel Starts on Shaky Ground
MariNation  | 
4/10/2017  |  6 comments
The first meeting of the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee is scheduled for next week, and I'm not optimistic.
Smaller Telcos Deserve Some Limelight
The Pediatrician  | 
4/10/2017  |  2 comments
Let's hear it for the little guys...
How Jill Sciarappo Landed in Intel's Driver's Seat
Mentor Monday  | 
4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Jill Sciarappo has bounced all over Intel building a rewarding career that has ultimately led her to the driver's seat of the chipmaker's self-driving cars division.
WiCipedia: Who Cares About Diversity? We Do
WiCipedia  | 
4/7/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: The happiest cities for women may not be the most profitable; men don't care much about diversity in tech; the healthy hackathon; and more.
IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/6/2017  |  Post a comment
MWC 2017 underlined the fact that success in IoT can only be achieved if operators embrace virtualization.
Breaking Through Bias in Next-Gen Comms
Column  | 
4/6/2017  |  1 comment
Take control of your career and confront stereotypes, overcome biases and achieve the full measure of success to which your talent, hard work and ambition entitle you.
Princeton Prof Upskills U on Predictive Analytics
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/6/2017  |  1 comment
A new Upskill U series on Analytics starts Friday with a course on predictive analytics led by returning speaker Prof. Nick Feamster.
Open Source Is Still Pretty Cool
The Pediatrician  | 
4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Open source developments abound in the virtualization sector and much of it is revolving around the Linux Foundation, as Virtuapedia entries show.
The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
MWC17 will be remembered as the event in which server platforms have, almost without anyone noticing, attained a truly impressive performance curve that could never have been anticipated a decade ago.
The Value of SDN-Based IP & Optical Integration
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
IP and optical integration has a long history, but years of product announcements and demonstrations did not materialize in major commercial deployments -- until now.
Iliad's Italian Odyssey May Be a Hard Slog
Morris Lore  | 
4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Iliad reportedly wants to grab a quarter of Italy's mobile market, but the strategy it employed to devastating effect in France is unlikely to bear the same fruit.
Equal Pay Day: Time to Get Paychecks in Check
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/4/2017  |  9 comments
Today is Equal Pay Day, the day the average woman would have to work up to in 2017 to make the same amount men made in 2016.
Real-Time Network & Service Mapping: Why Wait for NFV?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Active real-time network topology is a hot topic as operators move ahead with software-defined networks and virtualized network functions.
Tackling NFV's Interoperability Challenges
Column  | 
4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Ken Presti explains why the work of New IP Agency (NIA) is more important than ever – and why he feels privileged to be its new director.
Cloud RAN & Next-Gen Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud RAN is emerging as central to the new wireless network architecture, which will feature a more software-centric, software-configurable RAN.
Skillsoft Puts Women in Action to Improve Culture
Mentor Monday  | 
4/3/2017  |  1 comment
Tara O'Sullivan, chief creative officer of the e-learning company Skillsoft, offers insight into how companies can improve their cultures and why both women and men must play a role.
Upskill U on Analytics With Princeton & AT&T
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
3/31/2017  |  1 comment
Upskill U launches a new four-part series on Analytics, beginning in April.
WiCipedia: Best Cities for WiT, Born to Code & Dancing Backwards
WiCipedia  | 
3/31/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: What's the best city for women in tech?; maternity leave policies by industry; girls need to learn to code; and more.
About That Broadband Privacy Vote
MariNation  | 
3/29/2017  |  11 comments
Warning: opinion piece ahead.
Manage Your Career Pace to Ensure Impact
Column  | 
3/29/2017  |  2 comments
Time is your biggest asset if you use it to get you where you want to go.
ON2020 Plots Future of ROADMs & T-SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/28/2017  |  3 comments
The ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, focusing on directions for ROADM development and the future of transport SDN and optical networking.
Ekholm's Vision of Slimmer Ericsson Lacks Detail & Dazzle
Morris Lore  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?
Google Fiber's Video Growth Drops
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/27/2017  |  2 comments
In a sign that Google Fiber has all but abandoned ship even in its existing markets, the Alphabet unit reports notably slower video subscriber growth in the second half of 2016.
The NB-IoT Train Is Delayed
Morris Lore  | 
3/27/2017  |  1 comment
NB-IoT was supposed to take the industry by storm and sound the death knell for LPWAN rivals, but it has not quite gone according to expectations.
Drones Drive New Revenue Streams for Mobile Ecosystem
Column  | 
3/27/2017  |  1 comment
The use of drone technology is changing the game for wireless operators, argues AUVSI's Brian Wynne.
Security, Cloud & the SBC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Despite all the current hype surrounding 5G at the moment, it's cloud and security technologies that are fundamentally driving business growth opportunities for communications service providers.
What Drives Intel's Connected Car GM
Mentor Monday  | 
3/27/2017  |  1 comment
Kathy Winter has always wanted to stay on the cutting-edge of technology, even when it means letting the car itself take the wheel.
Welcome to the Wild West of Privacy
Rewired  | 
3/24/2017  |  4 comments
The Senate's vote to cut privacy rules for ISPs just means there's no longer confusion on Internet privacy protection because there isn't any.
WiCipedia: Supergirls, No More Excuses & Media Monitoring
WiCipedia  | 
3/24/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A Down Under competition celebrates superhero girls; tips for how to find female execs; Motorola celebrates women in engineering; and more.
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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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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Mobile Operators & Video

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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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