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Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
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7/17/2017  |  Post a comment
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's security chief reckons the best form of defense is attack – that is, to attack his own defense…
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
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7/11/2017  |  2 comments
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a major payday and a chance to box with the big boys in access networking.
Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
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5/25/2017  |  17 comments
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source still has high-profile detractors as it up-ends traditional roles.
NFV's Major Movements
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5/9/2017  |  4 comments
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and orchestration) and NFV infrastructure (NFVi) segments of the overall NFV architecture – but where should they turn?
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
The Growing Pains of 5G
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3/15/2017  |  5 comments
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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3/13/2017  |  3 comments
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.
Trump & Tech: Round 1
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2/8/2017  |  1 comment
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact on the US technology sector.
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
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12/26/2016  |  1 comment
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry for over a year now. Here are the first 65 to inspire, educate and encourage you.
G.fast Could Use a Boost
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10/13/2016  |  3 comments
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology during the next 12 months, but will that be enough?
Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center of gravity' as fog computing spreads across the communications sector, but it could get sidelined.
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
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9/19/2016  |  2 comments
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
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9/15/2016  |  4 comments
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
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9/8/2016  |  5 comments
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume guide to enterprise cybersecurity, hoping to ward off the next big attack.
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
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8/18/2016  |  2 comments
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international broadband charts: To achieve that, regulators need to look at fresh ways of bolstering infrastructure-based competition.
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
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7/12/2016  |  2 comments
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few years, all of which are worth unpicking.
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
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6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud CPE solution and found it to be ready for commercial NFV deployment.
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
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6/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will support services across all of its European markets in future.
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
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5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT are beginning to bear fruit.
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
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5/18/2016  |  5 comments
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly competitive LPWA networks market.
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch through its paces – find out what happened.
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
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4/20/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 12th year.
Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates
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4/13/2016  |  Post a comment
The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, consulted our friend Jack Daniels and come up with a mixed bag of names. See who's in the running...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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3/22/2016  |  1 comment
Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway VNFs, independent test lab EANTC evaluated the vendor's virtualized Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and Application Assurance (AA) network functions -- here's what happened.
China's Telcos at Heart of IIoT Plans
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3/16/2016  |  1 comment
The Chinese government has tapped the telcos for some industrial IoT (IIoT) plans to help transform the country's economy.
NFV: Bringing VMware & the Telcos Together
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3/15/2016  |  Post a comment
As carriers open their networks to standardized components and virtualization, VMware sees an opportunity for new business. But it faces stiff rivalry from competitors with similar strategies and an uncertain future under Dell.
5G: Hurdles on the Track
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3/7/2016  |  2 comments
Standardization efforts on 5G are getting ahead of a business case for the technology.
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
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3/3/2016  |  1 comment
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN and NFV plans and has earmarked Germany as the first market for a broad deployment of virtualized functions.
Validating Cisco's Threat-Centric Security Solutions
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2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Independent test lab EANTC evaluated a range of Cisco security products – find out what happened.
Industrie 4.0: Rebooting Germany
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2/16/2016  |  1 comment
German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative deliver?
Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
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2/9/2016  |  8 comments
Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their paces by independent test lab EANTC – here are the results.
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
Encounters at the End of the Sundance Trail
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1/26/2016  |  5 comments
The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded legendary film director Werner Herzog to direct a documentary about the power of the Internet. What were they thinking?
Dell Sees NFV as Gateway to Telecoms
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1/25/2016  |  1 comment
Dell is looking to provide the infrastructure to run NFV.
Light Reading's Top Stories of 2015
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12/30/2015  |  2 comments
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of 2015.
EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
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12/8/2015  |  2 comments
Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV Interoperability Evaluation, focused on multivendor NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF) interoperability.
Africa's Data Dilemma
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12/8/2015  |  2 comments
African telcos can no longer depend on subscriber growth and voice services for their prosperity. So now they need a much greater focus on data services and that shift may force them to change beyond recognition.
Ericsson Still Seeking M&A Targets
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12/1/2015  |  2 comments
The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A and investment opportunities and it seems there are a couple on the horizon.
When a Telco Goes OTT
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11/25/2015  |  5 comments
Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch of its Viu service. PCCW Media Managing Director Janice Lee talks to Light Reading.
Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
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11/23/2015  |  2 comments
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB deployments, operators face tough decisions when upgrading their networks to meet future needs.
Cookie Lickers, Headless Chickens & Other Open Source Troublemakers
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11/13/2015  |  1 comment
Open source projects have their own dynamic, and even well-meaning participants can drive them off the rails.
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
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11/11/2015  |  6 comments
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. So what do various industry observers have to say?
A Big Day in the History of TV
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10/30/2015  |  1 comment
On this day 90 years ago...
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 2
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10/23/2015  |  1 comment
The second instalment of a two-part report into what test specialists EANTC found out when they went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation of the IP networking vendor's NFV infrastructure (NFVi).
Copper Soldiers On: Broadband Special Report Part 1
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10/19/2015  |  1 comment
Some of Europe's biggest service providers are basing their broadband futures around the continued use of copper.
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 1
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10/12/2015  |  3 comments
Test specialists EANTC went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation of the IP networking vendor's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) – here's the first instalment of what happened and EANTC's findings.
Europe's Broadband Hangover
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10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Europe remains a letdown for the bandwidth guzzlers of broadband, but change may be afoot.
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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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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

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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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