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T-Mobile CFO on Trump: Expect More Consolidation & More Competition
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2016  |  6 comments
Braxton Carter says he expects that Trump will be good for the wireless business.
CableLabs: First Full Duplex Trials in 1 Year
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2016  |  1 comment
CableLabs predicts the first Full Duplex trials will take place in about a year, but is this particular technology cable's best hope for conquering the business services market?
Artificial Intelligence Expert Weighs In for WiC
Mentor Monday  | 
12/5/2016  |  2 comments
Author and AI Professor Melanie Mitchell shares her thoughts on AI's biggest breakthroughs and the challenges and opportunities for female computer scientists.
ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
Eurobites: Nokia Looks to Tame VNFs With CloudBand 'Templating'
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12/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK cybersecurity company set to float; traffic management in Germany; net neutrality naughtiness in Hungary.
Consolidated Snaps Up Fairpoint for $1.5B
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2016  |  1 comment
Transaction is the latest in a series of fiber deals that have swept through the US market.
IoT & the Cheshire Cat Syndrome: The New Face of Security Threats
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Get ready for more IoT-fueled attacks, says panel at Light Reading security show in NYC.
4G Deals Dominate Indian Market in 2016
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12/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Network expansion and managed services deals have been all the rage in India this year as operators respond to the arrival of 4G new entrant Reliance Jio.
Sigfox to Go Public in 2018 – Report
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2016  |  Post a comment
French IoT developer is planning an initial public offering in the next couple of years but says it needs to have 100 million devices on its network before this happens.
Cable Nodes Becoming a Choke Point
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2016  |  8 comments
Some of the biggest cable companies are itching to perform essentially three upgrades at once, but the technology just isn't there. Yet.
Gigabites: Amazon Truck Packs 100PB of Data
News Analysis  | 
12/2/2016  |  1 comment
Amazon's Snowmobile service is designed to truck data around the country at a rate that's obscenely faster than data transfer on a gigabit broadband connection.
Level 3's Drew Sees Liability Issues in IoT Botnets
News Analysis  | 
12/2/2016  |  2 comments
Neither consumers nor device manufacturers are motivated to act to halt IoT-based botnets, but ISPs likely are and they are going to need help.
5G Spectrum Sharing Brings Innovations
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12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Spectrum sharing is becoming a bigger issue as the 5G radio specification evolves.
WOW: Broadband Caps, Not 'If' but 'When'
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12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
WOW COO Cash Hagen paints broadband data caps as an inevitability.
Eurobites: Telefónica Fires Up Nokia's XGS-PON
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12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: crystal ball gazing; more router hacks; Tunisian government to sell telecom stakes; Azure price hike.
WiCipedia: After-School Coding, Salary Probing & Pro-Parenthood Companies
WiCipedia  | 
12/2/2016  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Charleston, S.C. initiates several after-school programs to teach kids to code; asking salary history may soon become illegal; Trump may not support new dads, but these companies do; and more.
Orange to Focus Polish ECOMP Trials on Residential vCPE
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12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
French service provider sheds light on ECOMP trials while AT&T cites evidence of growing service provider interest in the platform.
Amoroso: Expect Devastating US Cyber Attack
News Analysis  | 
12/2/2016  |  4 comments
Former AT&T security chief urges telecom security industry to speak up now and insist on greater understanding of what's at stake and more resources.
Verizon: Unknown Assets a Hacker's Playground
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
M&A activity in particular helps fuel security problems when 'unknown' network resources are left unprotected.
Upskill U on the SDN Approach to IP & Optical Integration
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading examines how SDN shows promise in enabling IP and optical integration in the final course in Upskill U's SDN series.
India's RJio Hits 50M Customers in 83 Days
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
RJio claims to have broken records for customer growth at a tech company, but it still seems unlikely to hit year-end targets.
KPN to Include LTE-M in IoT Mix in 2017
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2016  |  1 comment
KPN is building an IoT strategy based on investments in both LTE-M and LoRa.
Charter Planning Enterprise Push, Rebranding
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2016  |  1 comment
MSO plans to get more aggressive in fiber deployment as it builds a national brand for business services, executive says.
Altice FTTH Bill Could Hit Almost $9.6B in US
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2016  |  5 comments
Cable operator could face a huge bill to achieve its goal of connecting US homes to a high-speed FTTH network over the next six years.
ADVA Makes Anti-Appliance SD-WAN Play
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
New platform supports SD-WAN as a virtual network function, incorporating automatic service turn-up, embedded cloud and orchestration.
Eurobites: Ofcom Lays Into Landline Charges
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia phones licensing deal signed and sealed; AsiaInfo downsizes in Europe; Virgin's new box; Amazon eyes Italian power stations.
Video Vendor Edgeware Preps IPO
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2016  |  2 comments
Swedish video delivery system specialist is set to join the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange next week.
Experts: DOCSIS Won't Cut It in the Enterprise
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
If cable is serious about moving upstream into the enterprise market, experts say they'll have to rethink how they architect their networks.
Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
Dedicated Mobile Core Networks for IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/30/2016  |  3 comments
A dedicated cloud-hosted core is important to making the mobile network commercially attractive to Internet of Things (IoT) service providers.
Zayo Continues Fiber Binge With $1.4B Bid for Electric Lightwave
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Fiber operator bulks up its US presence in a rapidly consolidating market environment.
M&A Reshapes Cable Biz Landscape
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Consolidation on both cable and telco sides is reshaping the competitive picture, creating new challenges all around.
Upskill U on the Software Defined Data Center With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Equinix's Paul Mason examines the benefits and challenges behind implementing software-defined data centers as part of SDN strategies.
Eurobites: Sky Launches Mobile Offer
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11/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria makes acquisitions in Belarus; National Lottery hacked; Höttges wants a NATO for Internet security; MTS bigs up its M2M chops.
Altice Plans FTTH for Entire US Footprint
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  6 comments
Europe-headquartered cable giant says it will be able to offer 10Gbit/s connections across its entire footprint by 2022.
Intel Grabs ARM Exec as New IoT Boss
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  3 comments
Chip giant lures ARM executive to take charge of its IoT operation.
Apple Seeds 5G? Seeks 'Multi-Gigabit' Chip Designer
Jonestown  | 
11/30/2016  |  7 comments
Apple is looking for millimeter wave wireless silicon talent and interns who can research the 5G future.
5G in the City: China Mobile Plots 2017 Trials
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11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
China Mobile plans to test seven 5G basestations in up to five cities in 2017.
Only BT's Dismemberment Will Sate Rivals
Morris Lore  | 
11/29/2016  |  1 comment
BT's broadband rivals will never be happy until the former state-owned monopoly has been carved up.
Huawei Boasts Shared Spectrum Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  3 comments
Vendor unveils its CloudAIR proposition that would enable spectrum to be shared dynamically across multiple radio access technologies -- but it's a way off and has its limitations.
Charter Challenges Comcast's Commercial Rule
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/29/2016  |  2 comments
Thanks to its recent takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, Charter is nipping at Comcast's heels for the cable lead in the business services market.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Repels Malware Attack on Customers' Routers
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone counts BT's 'excess profits;' CityFibre targets business parks; Nokia soups up vectoring in Denmark; ship's anchor drags on Jersey's connectivity.
Megaport Takes Aim at AWS
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  3 comments
An Australian company is looking to challenge AWS in the market for cloud networking.
A10 Takes to the Cloud for App Delivery
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  2 comments
The company launches its first cloud-based application delivery controller.
Samsung Bows to Investors, Considers Revamp
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  4 comments
South Korean tech giant kicks off review that could lead to a restructuring and promises better dividend payments to shareholders.
Openreach Gets Chairman as Ofcom Berates BT
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  1 comment
UK incumbent takes steps to appease regulatory authorities with appointment of Openreach chairman, but Ofcom expresses unhappiness with BT's efforts on 'legal separation' so far.
Is LoRa Going Licensed?
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Running LoRa over licensed instead of unlicensed spectrum could hold major attractions and have big implications for other LPWA technologies.
AT&T Debuts DirecTV Now on New Video Platform
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  12 comments
AT&T bundled the launch of its DirecTV Now OTT service with a new video platform.
NYC Subway WiFi Project Is a New Year Wrap
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  1 comment
All 279 underground subway stations in NYC will be covered by Dec. 31, Transit Wireless tells us.
WOW Trials NFV for Business, Eyes Residential
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  3 comments
WOW's early field tests of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution are expected to lead to greater virtualization in support of WOW's business and residential services.
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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