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Windstream Brings SDN to Wavelengths
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New SDNow service first of company's new offers and targets wholesale market linking data centers, carrier hotels and PoPs.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
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5/19/2017  |  1 comment
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  1 comment
The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.
CenturyLink CTO Updates on Transformation 'Journey'
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
As CenturyLink steps up its enterprise push with Level 3, Aamir Hussain tells the BCE crowd transforming its internal operations is a challenging, ongoing journey.
BSS Is BS, Says KPN Tech Boss
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2017  |  14 comments
Billing systems are unnecessary, says KPN's CTO, despite the billions that have been invested in them.
TM Forum Unveils New App to Aid Telco Transformation
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2017  |  1 comment
The industry association hopes a new digital tool will improve the success rate of digital transformation projects.
Leading Lights 2017: The Winners
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2017  |  2 comments
Find out which companies have landed this year's Leading Lights Awards.
Ericsson Eyes Takeovers to Bolster Digital Services Unit
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says it is thinking of takeovers that could make it the 'partner of choice' in the digital era, and aims for a 'tangible turnaround' at its digital services business next year.
CenturyLink Beefs Up SAP Support
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New managed offering, developed with Cisco, makes it easier for enterprises who want to migrate to SAP Hana to do so.
Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2017  |  5 comments
Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.
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.
Eurobites: Vodafone Shifts $2.6B Stake From Safaricom to Vodacom
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sophos soars in wake of WannaCry attack; T-Mobile rolls out NB-IoT network in the Netherlands; Brussels approves Broadcom's Brocade acquisition.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Company of the Year (Public) shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
Netcracker Unveils 2-Speed OSS/Orchestration
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2017  |  5 comments
Latest software release promises to advance digital services faster by decoupling them from legacy operations.
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.
CableLabs Takes On Network Virtualization
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5/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The cable association is eyeing the development of new interfaces in a virtualized cable access network.
Tel Aviv: A Hub of Innovation
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
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.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Cloud Service
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Three companies – AT&T, Digital Realty and Telstra – made the shortlist with very different services.
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.
SevOne, Red Hat Team on NFV Service Assurance
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5/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies announce combination of SevOne's service assurance system with Red Hat's NFVi.
Eurobites: Nokia Cuts 3% of Finnish Workforce
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2017  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia soups up WiFi for Swisscom; Telenor reports flat first quarter; Imagination starts dispute resolution process with Apple; data revenues rise at MTN.
Does Facebook Have a Code for Gender Bias?
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2017  |  7 comments
Study finds code by female engineers is rejected more often, but Facebook says it's a factor of rank, raising the question of if females are promoted as fast as male engineers.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Five companies have made the shortlist for an award that is all about the shape of things to come.
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.
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.
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.
Synchronoss Changes CEOs Again & Gets 3rd CFO of 2017
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2017  |  3 comments
Replacing the top executives with company veterans.
Thales Splashes $215M on Guavus for Analytics
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2017  |  2 comments
Thales is looking to strengthen its analytics portfolio in aerospace, transport, space, security and defense, but Guavus will still serve its existing customer base of CSPs.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The finalists in the Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor category were selected because of their product innovation in next-generation OSS/BSS/analytics/digital commerce systems, proud investors and happy employees.
Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2017  |  3 comments
Swedish vendor racks up massive loss and says new profitability criteria in the managed services area will wipe 4% off revenues in 2019.
Vodafone Egypt Virtualizes Analytics With Procera
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile operator uses PacketLogic virtual solution to identify user and application to deliver the right bandwidth in real time.
Orange Plans Bank Raid With AI, Digital Weapons
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2017  |  1 comment
Orange is set to launch a banking service this July that will take advantage of artificial intelligence and other digital capabilities.
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.
Eurobites: Nokia Tests 10G XGS-PON in Finland
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and Virgin Media consider advertising tie-up; Telefónica uses Huawei's SOCs; Google placates Russians; UK cybersecurity failings.
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.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
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.
Eurobites: IoT Startup Actility Raises $75M
News Analysis  | 
4/12/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK pushes roaming offer; Orange Egypt chooses Openet; KPN invests in telemedicine; Germany and Israel collaborate on cybersecurity.
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.
Eurobites: UK Broadband Customers Stung by 'Loyalty Penalties'
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: disaster recovery in the cloud; Nokia does NG-PON with NBN; BT reinvents the customer experience; EE recruits.
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.
Nokia to Inherit Key Deutsche Telekom Orchestration Deal via Comptel
News Analysis  | 
4/6/2017  |  2 comments
Once its acquisition of Comptel is complete, Nokia will hold a prime virtualized services orchestration relationship with Deutsche Telekom.
ONAP Makes Splashy ONS Debut
News Analysis  | 
4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Newly converged open source MANO group quickly becoming poster child for Linux Foundation's harmonization efforts.
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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.
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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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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 50-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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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2017

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Find out who made it into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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Site Visit: AT&T's Tel Aviv R&D Center

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Nir Shalom, general manager and VP of application development at AT&T Israel, talks about the key service developments undertaken at the AT&T R&D facility in Tel Aviv and how the team there has adopted new ways of working.
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Amdocs CMO Gary Miles explains how communications service providers can seize the AI opportunity with Amdocs real-time digital intelligence platform.
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Logtel CEO: Making Sense of IoT

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Jacques Bensimon, founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based training and consultancy Logtel, talks about the need to make IoT more than just a buzzword.
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The Challenges of Mobile Banking Implementation

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Kamal Quadir of bKash Limited explains the challenges and needs of implementing mobile banking in the Bangladesh market.
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