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RJio Spurs Indian Interest in NFV
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
The recent market entry of RJio is putting other operators under pressure to make investments in new software and virtualization technologies.
ZTE Net Profit Up 30% in First Half
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7/19/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese equipment supplier has recovered strongly from its clash with US authorities.
Brocade, Broadcom Merger in Doubt
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7/19/2017  |  4 comments
Merging players have been forced to give regulatory authorities more time to review their deal amid concern about the impact the move could have on competition.
Ericsson Shares Slump on Gloomy Q2 Update
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Swedish vendor accelerates cost-cutting activities and says conditions will be worse than previously feared as its operating margin turns negative.
T-MANO & Counting: SKT's New NFV Platform
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7/12/2017  |  2 comments
South Korean telco has taken the wraps off a new MANO platform, but will it reduce complexity or add to it?
Who's Steering Vodafone's NFV Ship?
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7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
With Vodafone's head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, now departed, who's in charge of the operator's Ocean virtualization strategy? An import from Netcracker, Light Reading believes…
DT's Pan-Net Still at Start of the Marathon
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7/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's pan-net transformation is slowly moving ahead, even if it still has a long way to go.
Ericsson Denies Ditching the Enterprise Market
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6/27/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson may have scaled back its ambitions for new opportunities outside the telecom market while it works on a turnaround at its main networks business, but it hasn't abandoned them altogether.
Ericsson Seals 4G, 5G Deal With Vodafone UK
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor will upgrade Vodafone's 4G networks in southern England and provide 5G radio technology to the UK telco.
Orange-Backed Athonet Aims to Be Core Rival to Ericsson, Nokia
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.
Can Comcast Beat Customer Hate With a Private Cloud?
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6/15/2017  |  8 comments
Comcast is looking to a private cloud based on Cloud Foundry to turn around record bad customer satisfaction scores.
How Much Will 5G Cost? No One Has a Clue
Morris Lore  | 
6/15/2017  |  3 comments
Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.
Nokia Heralds Fastest Network Processor Ever
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6/14/2017  |  1 comment
The FP4 chip and a new routing platform target big telcos and web-scale giants.
DT: 5G Network Slicing Lacks Clear Definition
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6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Uwe Janssen urges operators and their customers to address confusion surrounding the definition of network slicing and gives short shrift to equipment incumbents.
Facebook's TIP Seizes vRAN Initiative From 3GPP
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Thanks largely to a startup called Phluido, a new working group within Facebook's TIP is looking to standardize the virtualization of the radio access network.
Nokia CTO 'Not Optimistic' About 5G in Europe
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Hossein Moiin becomes the latest industry executive to air concern about Europe's 5G lag.
Startup Could Replace Ericsson, Says Orange
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6/9/2017  |  2 comments
An 11-employee startup could displace Ericsson in the RAN, says France's biggest telco.
Facebook Takes TIP in New Direction as Investors Doubt Open Source Payback
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6/8/2017  |  9 comments
Social networking giant faces a backlash on its open source commitment and says it will start a new group with a RAND licensing model.
Big Names Board the ONAP Express
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW, VEON, Juniper, Red Hat and Accenture are among ONAP's new members, but it still doesn't have as many supporters as the Open Source MANO initiative.
Orange, VCs Commit $113M to Network Startups as 'Black Box' Frustration Mounts
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
French telco teams up with Facebook to support network startups that could disrupt the status quo.
SoftBank's 'Open Source' Source Is a Slovakian Startup
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6/6/2017  |  2 comments
A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.
SK Telecom Moves Closer to 1Gbit/s 4G
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6/5/2017  |  Post a comment
South Korean operator claims to launch a 900Mbit/s service and says gigabit-speed 4G connections are coming early next year.
What's at the End of the CORD?
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5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Tales from the trenches: What's happening in the next-generation telco central office and cable headend.
Does Ericsson's 5G-for-Healthcare Biz Case Need Surgery?
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5/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor demos 5G in a healthcare setting, but the business case for telcos remains doubtful.
Orange Sets 'Golden Rules' to Score NFV Vendors
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5/31/2017  |  2 comments
Operator combats cost-optimized proprietary pitches with suitability cores and calls for more defined test models.
Zayo's CTO: Respect the Infrastructure!
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5/29/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talks about the critical role of infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers.
AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. Find out how AT&T is doing that.
How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
Between the CEOs  | 
5/25/2017  |  1 comment
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.
Sonus & Genband Finally Combine to Form $745M Company
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5/23/2017  |  10 comments
Genband & Sonus to finally merge, as exclusively predicted by Light Reading a year ago.
Facebook Feeds Bandwidth-Hungry Users
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/22/2017  |  2 comments
Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.
AT&T Flexes On-Demand Muscle, Snags Ericsson
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T boosts the coverage and capability of its Flexware service, announces Ericsson as a customer and hints at a bigger 'vendor' role for operators in future.
Fright Wigs & Cocktails: BCE 2017 in Pics
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5/19/2017  |  8 comments
Awards ceremony! Party! Media executives wearing disco duds!
Intel Bets Chips on Network Platforms Consolidation
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5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Chip giant says network platforms market is ripe for consolidation but faces growing threats from different parts of the industry.
Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'
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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.
Enterprises Demand On-Demand Networks
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5/17/2017  |  1 comment
Enterprises demand the same on-demand networking services from carriers that they're used to getting with compute and storage from Amazon and other hypercloud providers.
Standardization Needs Room for Innovation
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5/17/2017  |  6 comments
Carriers embracing standards need to be sure they're not smothering innovation.
Ericsson Eyes Takeovers to Bolster Digital Services Unit
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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.
Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW
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5/15/2017  |  5 comments
Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.
AT&T Wavers on OpenStack Commitment
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Senior executive raises doubts after flagging interest in using microservices and containers as part of AT&T's NFV deployment.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service (Fixed/Carrier Ethernet/Optical) shortlist and why.
Orange Zest in UK Bucks Wider Enterprise Slump
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
The small UK and Irish unit of Orange Business Services continues to grow despite difficult conditions in Europe's enterprise market.
Telefónica Enters SD-WAN Fray With Nuage Deal
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator picks Nuage as SD-WAN supplier and plots service launch in Spain later this year.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)
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5/9/2017  |  Post a comment
With six vendors on the shortlist, the shortlisted innovations in this category range from smart city technologies to embedded security systems.
Mirantis Sails Into Vodafone Ocean
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2017  |  1 comment
UK-based operator picks Mirantis as its OpenStack vendor, citing the company's ability to work in a multivendor environment as critical to its choice.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
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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.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
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4/27/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
Eurobites: Swisscom Commits to IP Timeline
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Proximus stay friends in Belgium and Luxembourg; UK government angered by Twitter data block; Sky's OTT service launches in Ireland.
Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
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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.
China's Telcos Eye Life After 4G
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  1 comment
China's operators are thriving in the consumer market for 4G services. Can they carry that success into new areas as 4G growth slows?
Orange to Bring Virtual LiveBox to France in 2018
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shifting intelligence deeper into the network and using dumber boxes will lead to service benefits for customers, says Orange CEO.
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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.
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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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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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