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The Move to Digital Operations
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3/15/2016  |  Post a comment
A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
Putting DOCSIS 3.1 Networks to the Test
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3/14/2016  |  Post a comment
DOCSIS 3.1 will enable cable network operators to significantly increase their broadband transmission speeds but its full potential can only be reached if certain network planning, preparation and monitoring processes are identified and managed, notes the team at Viavi.
Accelerate Your Business With NFV
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2/8/2016  |  Post a comment
F5 breaks down the business drivers and key use cases for NFV.
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015
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11/4/2015  |  2 comments
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
Are SIP Phones Right For You?
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10/20/2015  |  1 comment
VTech outlines the benefits of SIP phones for enterprises, including reduced costs, increased productivity, reliability, flexibility, unified communications and more.
The Future of Network Appliances
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10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Network appliances have a strong value proposition in today's networks and will continue to do so in the NFV and SDN-enabled networks of tomorrow.
CSPs Get Serious About ICT Transformation
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9/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Communication service providers realize that an ICT transformation is critical to their long-term survival, but most haven't yet committed to making it happen.
Imagine Your Business Being More Agile
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Cisco's cloud and virtualization portfolio can increase business agility and innovation by building a more flexible network architecture.
Huawei IT for Digital Transformation
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei is committed to becoming the most trusted and strategic business partner for carriers through continuous innovation. Here it breaks down how.
Why Telcos Need to Embrace a Digital Transformation
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7/30/2015  |  1 comment
To keep up with consumers' increasing digital lifestyles, an IT system and operating model overhaul is required using a modern BSS, IES and analytics.
New Vendor Requirements for the NFV Era
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
The NFV era is placing new demands on the developers and suppliers of network technology.
Control Plane Consolidation
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
This infographic documents the technical and business merits associated with eliminating existing control plane silos through the deployment of a next-gen consolidated control plane platform.
Key Drivers for ICT Transformation & the 'Digital First' Strategy
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
In its latest survey covering network operators' plans and strategies for ICT transformation, Heavy Reading asked telecom operators worldwide to identify the most important goals and objectives for their ICT transformation initiatives. Heavy Reading also asked operators about the importance of a "digital first" strategy, which enables customers to complete an interaction across different digital channels, such as web and mobile self-service and social media.
ICT Transformation: From Awareness to Reality
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's latest survey focuses on network operators' plans and strategies for Information and Communication Technology Transformation, which involves replacing legacy silo-based functions with more agile and efficient digital business processes.
White Box for Data Center Networking
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4/1/2015  |  Post a comment
More and more traffic is traveling within data centers, and operators need new networking approaches to manage this growth. Pica8's infographic shows how operators can confidently and painlessly deploy white box switches into existing networks today and leverage the benefits of SDN.
Paving the Way for Service Agility
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
NFV without question is reshaping CSP network design and service delivery roadmaps. In this infographic we document the benefits that NFV delivers, including how it paves the way to achieve unprecedented levels of service agility.
Holistic IP Transformation
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8/20/2014  |  Post a comment
The migration to an all-IP network starts with a solid, real-world execution plan


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NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
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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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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.
LRTV Documentaries
5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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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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If You're Not First, You're Last – The Recap

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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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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.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.