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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms
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2/20/2017  |  1 comment
5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
Heavy Reading: The Web-Scale View
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1/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Patrick Donegan, former Heavy Reading chief analyst, shares insight from his recent web-scale operators report.
Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Masergy's Ray Watson says agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the provider today.
Equinix: The Data Explosion
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1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talks about how the company is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for an IoT future.
Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape
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1/12/2017  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.
Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices
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1/12/2017  |  2 comments
Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time.
Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES
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1/11/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.
Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017
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1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Nico Fischbach of Colt says having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key in 2017.
Heavy Reading: Big Video to Disrupt
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1/6/2017  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore says streaming video is set to disrupt operator networks and business models.
Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt
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1/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Steve Bell sheds light on IoT mindset and market shifts, and how networks and business models must transform to meet IoT demands.
Telstra Shares Digital Dos & Don'ts
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1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Telstra's Tom Homer shares insight into picking the right digital partners.
Heavy Reading: 5G Disruption Details
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown details the 5G disruption expected for 2017 and beyond.
CenturyLink: Change Is Accelerating
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1/3/2017  |  2 comments
Change is accelerating and CSPs must adapt, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker.
Atlanta Shares Smart City Plans for 2017
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12/22/2016  |  6 comments
At the recent Smart Cities Summit in Boston, Light Reading caught up with Torri Martin from the Atlanta Information Management Department to hear about the government's smart city plans.
The NFVi Stumbling Block
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12/22/2016  |  1 comment
CSPs will be pushing hard to solve NFVi version control, interop and MANO issues in 2017.
DT's Clauberg: TIP, TeraStream & NFV
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12/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.
NIA Report: The State of NFV Interop
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12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Ray Le Maistre discuss the findings of the latest New IP Agency (NIA) NFV interoperability report and dig into why OpenStack is still a sticking point.
Rogers Sees Promise in Managed Security
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12/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Rogers Communications' Maurice Yip explains how and why the Canadian provider is rolling out managed security services for both small and larger firms.
CableLabs Eyes Next-Gen Tech Moves
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12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
CableLabs' Ike Elliott discusses the group's work on Full Duplex DOCSIS, distributed access architecture, low-power wireless networks, 5G and other projects.
Amoroso: Act Now on Virtualizing Security
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12/15/2016  |  Post a comment
The security industry has been talking about virtualizing security so it can be distributed to protect assets, but it's now time to start acting.
Demand, Virtualization Reshaping Security Landscape
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12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
There's a boom in security services, driven by demand from businesses and shaped by the ability to deliver security as a virtual network function.
MEF: Time to 'De-Frag' the Network
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12/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Cable players want to deliver more dynamic biz services but first have to lay the groundwork for orchestration and automation, says MEF's Hubbard.
No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains
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12/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge
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12/9/2016  |  3 comments
Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt botnet woes.
Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue
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12/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and is now aiming for $3 billion.
Can Cable Climb Upmarket?
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12/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns
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12/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Chris Novak explains the risks enterprises face when they lack thorough asset assessment and don't protect everything they have.
ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP
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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.
Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials
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11/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
How EE Uses Analytics to Develop Its 4G Video Strategy
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11/9/2016  |  1 comment
Matt Stagg, head of mobile video and content at EE, explains the important role that analytics plays in developing high quality mobile video services.
Telefónica Talks FTTH in Spain
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11/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Jose Lozano from Telefónica talks about fiber to the home (FTTH) market developments in Spain.
Why Fixed Access Is Key to Wireless Strategies
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11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Federico Guillén, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, explains why fixed broadband access networks are becoming increasingly important in a wireless world and talks about other key trends.
How 3GPP Is Preparing for 5G
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11/7/2016  |  2 comments
The imminent introduction of 5G requires a new framework and platform for the whole ecosystem that takes multiple verticals into account, explain Dino Flore, the 3GPP RAN Chairman, and Erik Guttman, Chairman of the 3GPP's Services and System Aspects Technical Standards Group (TSG SA).
Why Vendors Face a Procurement Pitfall
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
As telecom operators look to simplify their business, automate operations and become digital service providers, so their requirements and procurement processes are changing, and that provides a significant challenge for the vendor community, explain Ovum Associate Consultants Mark Newman and Jason Simpson.
Broadband Banter: G.fast Grows Up
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10/14/2016  |  1 comment
Ahead of the Broadband World Forum 2016 show in London, Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris chew the fat over the technology white knight of copper-line broadband, G.fast.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
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10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
Equinix: NFV Needs Business Process Standards
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10/4/2016  |  Post a comment
The data center operator is maintaining an open environment to support multiple connections, but business processes to do that are lacking.
Level 3: Analytics Are Key for SD-WAN
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10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Level 3's Dave Siegel discusses the company's wide use of analytics, including its importance in SD-WAN services.
CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings
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9/30/2016  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Eric Nowak says customers that launch SD-WAN aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending.
Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says Bill Walker.
Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications says there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key
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9/27/2016  |  Post a comment
The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand
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9/27/2016  |  3 comments
Masergy's Ray Watson says attackers are gaining the upper hand in security because of the growth of virtualization.
Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey
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9/26/2016  |  2 comments
Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, talks about where Verizon is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
Global Services: The $40B Face-Off
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9/26/2016  |  1 comment
More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
Peering Into the Digital Future
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9/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine the implications of the emergence of those services.
CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand
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7/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
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What to Expect at MWC 2017

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5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.
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