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Uber Crashes Into UK Regulators, Loses London License
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9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Ride-hailing app developer is stripped of its operating license in London.
WiCipedia: Endangered Species, 'the Pao Effect' & Bad Actors
WiCipedia  | 
9/22/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.
How Cisco Works With UK Startups
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
Charting the Course to Cloud-Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.
Law 'Out of Kilter' With AI, Automation Issues
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
The rise of the machines poses lots of awkward questions for lawyers in the telecom and technology sectors.
Nokia Job Cuts in France on Hold – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor will meet with French government officials on October 2 to discuss job plans.
82% of TV Consumption Is Still Live TV, Says ITV's Online Head
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
The head of online at British commercial broadcaster discussed the progress the ITV Hub has made, but pointed out that the vast majority of TV consumption is still live and linear.
Ericsson's Qureshi Resurfaces at Verizon
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2017  |  2 comments
Rima Qureshi, formerly Ericsson's point person in the company's partnership with Cisco, has been named chief strategy officer at Verizon.
What Comes After SD-WANs?
Rewired  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?
The John Chambers Era Is Ending at Cisco
Craig's A-List  | 
9/18/2017  |  2 comments
Already replaced as CEO, John Chambers is fully detaching as he plans to step down as Cisco chairman, truly ending his time as the face and voice of the company.
Survey Says: Women in Comms Tell All
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/18/2017  |  1 comment
The results of Women in Comms' first survey are in, and they show that the more things change, the more they stay the same (among many other things!).
Cities Slam FCC on Broadband Proceedings
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2017  |  8 comments
City CIOs and CTOs think the FCC is putting future broadband and smart city investment at risk.
WiCipedia: Google Sued Over Gender Pay Disparity
WiCipedia  | 
9/15/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.
AT&T NetBond Adds Cloud-to-Cloud Connections
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2017  |  Post a comment
A new service, touted as an industry first, gives enterprises connections between their multiple clouds for sharing workloads without hair-pinning data.
VeloCloud Racks Up 50 Service Provider Partners
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9/13/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN supplier VeloCloud announced its expansion to 50 service provider partners and 1,000 enterprise customers.
Can a Government Fund the Next Silicon Valley?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/12/2017  |  Post a comment
They call New York Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Light Reading traveled to Chile, where the government gives interest-free loans to startup companies, to learn more about that country's emergent tech scene. Part 1 of 3.
VMware Charges Into OpenStack VIM Market
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Plays to its strengths with a carrier-grade version of an OpenStack VIM, taking aim at Red Hat, among others, in the process.
WiC in Denver: What's the Matter With Tech?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/12/2017  |  1 comment
Join WiC for its fourth networking breakfast in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 28, where we'll come together to discuss why the future is brighter than ever for women in tech.
Amdocs Claims ONAP First-Mover Status
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2017  |  1 comment
Software giant leveraging early work with AT&T's ECOMP and ONAP to bring commercial version of open source platform to market first.
WiCipedia: Tech in Africa, Female CEOs & Bingeworthy TV
WiCipedia  | 
9/8/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: why you may want to consider a move to Africa; C-level women come out of retirement; encouraging your daughters to pursue STEM; and more.
Why VMware Thinks It Can Help the NFV Cause
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/6/2017  |  2 comments
Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.
MEF, ATIS Team on Global CE Ordering
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Carrier Ethernet has been around forever, but there is now a spec for global ordering of services between operators.
GoT Season Finale Amped HBO Traffic 40% – Telenor
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  Post a comment
HBO's Game of Thrones is particularly popular in the Nordics and is having a significant impact on the Norwegian incumbent's network traffic.
WiCipedia: Uber's Charity Drive & Boys Buck Bro Culture
WiCipedia  | 
9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber crashes towards redemption; preventing boys from becoming bros; Women's Equality Day; and more.
Adtran: Desperately Seeking Software Status
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  1 comment
Three years into its transformation into a software, integrator and services company, Adtran's making headway changing its image and sales strategy.
AT&T Adds 3 New 5G Test Cities
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T fixed tests coming to Waco, Kalamazoo and South Bend by year's end.
As Its Roaming Empire Declines, Syniverse Gets Enterprising
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
With its roaming business in decline, Syniverse hopes investment in new digital offerings will return it to profitability.
Upskill U: OPNFV Director on Open Source & Automation
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/30/2017  |  1 comment
This week at Upskill U, Heather Kirksey, director of OPFNV, will examine the use of open source and automation in accelerating the deployment and management of network and business services.
ZTE Hires US Official to Deal With US Govt
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor recruits US regulatory official to lead dealings with US government in a market that continues to restrict its activities.
Uber's New Boss? Expedia CEO Is Chosen One
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has reportedly won the board's vote to be Uber's next CEO, if he's ready to accept the challenge, that is.
WiCipedia: Pao Resets; Fowler Goes Supreme
WiCipedia  | 
8/25/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Ellen Pao shares an excerpt from her revealing new book; Susan Fowler fights class action waivers; Uber's financials grow despite its drama; and more.
The Automation Taboo: Let's Talk About Jobs
Morris Lore  | 
8/24/2017  |  42 comments
For telcos, automation puts an awkward spotlight on employee value. Investors will be watching.
Affirmed: Lack of Automation Will Kill Innovation
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2017  |  2 comments
The NFV startup discusses how network process automation creates disruption and how the lack of it can kill innovation.
NFV Automation Standards Picture Remains Murky
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operators are pushing ahead with MANO deployments and open source is attacking the standards issues - but so are others.
Cisco Engineer Shares Her Top Tech Trends
Mentor Monday  | 
8/21/2017  |  2 comments
Serpil Bayraktar, a principal engineer in Cisco's CTAO office, reveals which three technologies have been the most impactful over her 26-year comms career.
WiCipedia: Dolly Babes, Manifesto Backlash & 'Brotastic' Failures
WiCipedia  | 
8/18/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Even children's shoes are unfairly gendered; backlash galore for Google gender memo author; can being female be used as an advantage in tech?; and more.
Still Time to Enter Telecoms.com's Glotel Awards
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
With a deadline extension until September 1, there's still time to enter the annual Global Telecoms Awards run by our sister site, Telecoms.com
Ericsson Plans 25,000 Job Cuts – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2017  |  3 comments
Ericsson's headcount could be reduced by up to 25,000 as part of the Swedish vendor's new cost-cutting measures, according to sources cited by Svenska Dagbladet.
VMware VP Brings Women Up With Her
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
8/16/2017  |  1 comment
It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMware.
IBM: Wait Is Over for Deep Learning
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2017  |  1 comment
Or at least significantly shorter, thanks to IBM's recent breakthrough in deep learning performance, as IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter explains to Light Reading.
Uber Investor Sues to Kick Kalanick Off Board
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2017  |  2 comments
Benchmark Capital wants to remove ousted CEO Kalanick from the Uber board and curtail his alleged plans to stack it with loyalists and return to the company after a leave of absence.
PCCW Sells $110M Stake in Its OTT Unit
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The video and music streaming service unit of Hong Kong giant PCCW is taking on some notable new investors that will jointly own a minority stake.
WiCipedia: Podcasts, Charity Tech & Micro-Aggressions
WiCipedia  | 
8/11/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A guide to podcasts by and for women; college women in STEM experience gender exclusion; harassment in tech is the norm in Oz/NZ; and more.
Google Fires Engineer Over Gender Manifesto
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2017  |  34 comments
Google terminates the engineer who wrote a ten-page memo criticizing the company's diversity practices and blaming gender imbalance on psychological differences.
Ovum: Women Poised to Close Tech Skills Gap
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2017  |  3 comments
Representation of women faculty at the collegiate level is improving, and so is the number of female students -- good news for the tech industry as it faces a huge talent shortage.
CenturyLink Suffers More Broadband Pains
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2017  |  6 comments
Big US telco continues to struggle on the consumer broadband end due to more intense cable competition as it scrambles to boost data speeds.
Youth, Mobile Driving Internet Adoption in Developing Countries: ITU
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2017  |  1 comment
New research from the ITU finds that growth in Internet adoption is being driven by younger people and mobile networks are increasingly being used to access the web, rather than fixed-line networks.
WiCipedia: Automation Natives & Forging Your Own Path
WiCipedia  | 
8/4/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Preparing toddlers for robots; gender preferences in the office; Tesla makes an innovative (and long-overdue) move; and more.
Senate OKs Two New FCC Commissioners
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2017  |  Post a comment
In a voice vote Thursday, the US Senate approved both Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel and Republican Brendan Carr as commissioners, bringing the FCC back to full strength.
Uber Does Housekeeping Amongst CEO Strategizing
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2017  |  2 comments
Uber's search for a new CEO continues as its list of candidates narrows; those left inside work to improve their culture, starting with how managers do employee reviews.
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How Cisco Works With UK Startups

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At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
LRTV Documentaries
Can a Government Fund the Next Silicon Valley?

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New York is Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Thirty years after the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, Chile has become one of South America's most vibrant economies. For the past six years, the government has given interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to entice startups to move to Santiago. Light Reading traveled to Chile ...
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VMware VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMware.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

7|19|17   |   6:40   |   (1) comment


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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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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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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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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Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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Parallel Wireless Founder Takes the Non-Traditional Path

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And that's made all the difference for Kaitki Agarwal, who shares her story and advice, as well as her perspective on wireless network evolutions with WiC in Austin.