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If You Ran Verizon...
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7/5/2017  |  7 comments
So many moving parts, and possibly more to come. What should Verizon do next?
Uber Upside
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6/7/2017  |  7 comments
Uber is trying to transform its culture from the atmosphere of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation that define it today. Is the company redeemable?
Rate Your Vendors!
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5/1/2017  |  1 comment
When it comes to next-generation communications technology, how satisfied are you with the value you currently get from your vendors?
Optical's Focus
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3/24/2017  |  1 comment
What's the most important focus area for optical systems vendors in 2017?
5G at MWC
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3/6/2017  |  1 comment
What was the most important thing we learnt about the future of 5G at Mobile World Congress this year?
Trump's 'Muslim Ban'
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1/31/2017  |  7 comments
Is President Trump's order to bar citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for a period of 90 days a positive or negative move?
Will the Fog Roll In During 2017?
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1/6/2017  |  1 comment
Fog networking/computing (aka the distributed cloud) looks set to become a major strategic topic during 2017, but is it on your radar?
Festive Fun at the FCC
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12/13/2016  |  3 comments
What impact, if any, will a 2-2 split of FCC commissioners have on US telecom regulation?
Is Mobile Edge Computing on Your Radar?
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9/13/2016  |  3 comments
Mobile edge computing (MEC) has been the subject of discussion and technology development for a couple of years, but is it near the top of any operator agendas?
What Do You Want From the iPhone 7?
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8/31/2016  |  19 comments
The new Apple iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled on September 7. What feature would you like most?
Up in ARMs
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7/21/2016  |  1 comment
SoftBank is set to buy chip designer ARM for about $32 billion, citing the expected growth of the IoT tech market as a catalyst. Is this a good move by SoftBank?
Brexit Fallout
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6/30/2016  |  6 comments
Light Reading believes the Brexit decision will negatively impact the UK's communications market. What do you think?
The Test & Measurement Menu
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6/7/2016  |  Post a comment
What defines test & measurement in the 21st century communications networking market?
Making Money From NFV
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Every vendor has a network functions virtualization (NFV) story, but how will those vendors generate profitable NFV-related revenues?
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016
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4/13/2016  |  5 comments
Which of these individuals deserves to be inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame in 2016? (Please note: This poll provides Light Reading's team with guidance but does not determine the final Hall of Fame selection. And you can choose more than one name.)
Help LR Name Its New Network Model
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3/25/2016  |  11 comments
Light Reading has defined a new 4-layer reference architecture for 21st century networks. But we're having trouble thinking of a cool name for it. Can you help? Choose from the list below or tell us your own suggestion on the boards.
Where Is Cable Heading?
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3/7/2016  |  Post a comment
What next-gen technology or service should be the cable industry's biggest priority this year?
Hot Training Topics for 2016
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1/26/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading is launching an online university in March. Which topics are you most interested in learning about?
What's the Best NFV Strategy for CSPs?
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1/19/2016  |  1 comment
What's the safest way for communications service providers to deploy NFV in 2016?
What Are Cisco & Ericsson Cooking Up?
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1/7/2016  |  2 comments
Cisco and Ericsson are co-developing new products, Light Reading has learned. What do you think Ciscosson is working on?
Hot Stuff @CES 2016
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1/4/2016  |  Post a comment
The annual Vegas CES crush is underway – what will be THE hot topic this year?
HP's Brand Stand
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12/1/2015  |  1 comment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is now officially a thing. Does this new brand make it easier or harder for it to sell to communications service providers?
Will 'Ciscosson' Be a Success?
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11/11/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco and Ericsson have forged a global strategic partnership that, they believe, will drive incremental revenues and give them an advantage over their main rivals. Is the 'Ciscosson' model one that will work?
Getting More Women Into STEM
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11/4/2015  |  1 comment
What do we, as an industry, need to do to recruit more female talent?
Is Dell Buying a Telco Ticket?
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10/16/2015  |  1 comment
Will Dell's acquisition of EMC and VMware improve its chances of selling solutions to communications service providers (CSPs)?
Apple Seeds
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9/18/2015  |  1 comment
Will the new Apple TV disrupt the cable/satellite provider industry? Or is it still floundering in the wake of Roku and others?
What's in a Name?
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8/5/2015  |  4 comments
Is the term 'telco' dead?
Smells Like Earnings Season
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7/21/2015  |  Post a comment
What will operators be highlighting – or dodging the most questions on – when they report their next quarterly earnings in the coming weeks?
CRAN in LTE-Advanced
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7/1/2015  |  1 comment
Operators are looking to build centralized RAN architectures as part of their LTE-Advanced deployments for a number of reasons, but which is the most important?
New IP Procurement
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6/9/2015  |  Post a comment
What are the key criteria network operators should consider when selecting vendors for their next gen networks? You can select more than one option.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
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5/29/2015  |  1 comment
Which of these individuals deserve to be inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame in 2015? You can select more than one name.
The Need for Speed (Or Not)
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Does anyone need Gigabit broadband?
The Trouble With Drones...
Flash Poll  | 
5/5/2015  |  1 comment
Not everyone's convinced drones are going to be the answer to all our connectivity needs.
IoT Tech Options
Flash Poll  | 
4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Will Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology be deployed in IoT/M2M infrastructure rollouts, or will the sector wait for LTE-M?
5G Challenges
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4/1/2015  |  1 comment
5G is still years away, but there are many speed bumps standing between the wireless operators and the next-generation networks they are envisioning.
Talkin' 'Bout Next Generation
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Which next-gen technology or service should be the biggest priority for the cable industry this year?
MWC: What Is It Good For?
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3/9/2015  |  Post a comment
For those who work in the mobile/wireless sector, is attending Mobile World Congress essential?
Hola, MWC#15
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
What will be the biggest discussion topics, themes and hyped technologies at the year's mobile extravaganza?
Putting the SP in the IoT
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1/27/2015  |  2 comments
Applications and devices for the Internet of Things generate a lot of buzz – but what role will service providers play, and what are the top priorities they must address to be players?
Optical Priorities 2015
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1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
What is the most important optical networking development for 2015?
Stick It to 'Em
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12/1/2014  |  3 comments
Now that Google, Roku and Amazon have introduced HDMI streaming sticks that take the place of set-top boxes, which US pay-TV provider will be the first to try the new form factor?
Data Analytics in a Virtual World
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11/3/2014  |  Post a comment
How is the move to SDN and NFV affecting data analytics? Or is it too soon to say?
Is LTE-Advanced Having an Impact?
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10/1/2014  |  1 comment
LTE-Advanced: Should we believe the hype?
Data Center Imperative
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8/21/2014  |  1 comment
Data centers: Should carriers go there?
Claure's To-Do List
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8/12/2014  |  1 comment
It's all a question of priorities for Marcelo.
Net Neutrality
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7/7/2014  |  3 comments
It'll be resolved by Christmas. But which Christmas?
IoT Impact
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6/3/2014  |  2 comments
We know that it means white goods may get ideas above their station but what will the Internet of Things mean for service providers?
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014
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5/8/2014  |  5 comments
Which of these individuals deserve to be inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame in 2014?
Taking the OTT Plunge
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4/22/2014  |  2 comments
Which traditional pay-TV provider will be the first to go over-the-top?
Cable's All-IP Shift
Flash Poll  | 
3/24/2014  |  2 comments
How soon will most North American cable operators upgrade to all-IP service delivery?
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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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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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