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Smartphone Makers Promise Great Gains
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2/27/2013  |  Post a comment
ZTE and LG make bold market share predictions while the LTE handset battleground moves into the enterprise, with Samsung being the aggressor
Indy 500 Champ Scott Dixon: Speed & Teamwork
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11/9/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM Open-wheel racer Scott Dixon discusses why teamwork matters and how he finds balance between endurance and speed
Ethernet Expo 2012: What to Expect
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11/5/2012  |  Post a comment
What can we expect this week in New York? 100G, SDN, bar games, good info and good friends
Bill Me, Don't Bamboozle Me
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11/2/2012  |  Post a comment
8:15 AM All the effort service providers put into a simple, powerful network experience is wasted if the bills they send to consumers are confusing and full of unnecessary jargon and analytics
4G World 2012: Does LTE Add New Jobs?
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10/30/2012  |  Post a comment
7:30 AM Our salary report is making the rounds here at 4G World and carriers may need to fill very different types of jobs as more consumers start using LTE
Metaswitch Forum 2012: The CxO Show
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10/12/2012  |  Post a comment
11:00 AM Metaswitch CEO John Lazar and CTO Martin Taylor talk about the company's place in an evolving network and its future as a software-focused business
HP's Saar Gillai: The SDN Advantage
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10/10/2012  |  3 comments
10:45 AM Saar Gillai, the CTO of HP Networking, discusses the overall opportunity for software-defined networking and HP's perspective on this new way of thinking about networks
MetroPCS: The LTE Value Play
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9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM With no iPhone 5 coming this week, MetroPCS relies on unlimited data plans and contract-free devices to promote its LTE network and to communicate its value to customers
Where is the Customer Service Culture?
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5/22/2012  |  3 comments
11:15 AM Service providers want to manage and measure the customer experience, but what good are data and usage stats when a customer service culture doesn't exist?
Verizon's Borderless Life: A Quick Tour
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1/16/2012  |  7 comments
1:00 PM At CES, I put Verizon's Eric Bruno on the spot to walk me through a day in the 'Borderless Life.' The idea is that all your network services can be available on any connected device
Verizon FiOS TV on the Xbox
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1/14/2012  |  1 comment
11:00 AM Phil checks out Verizon's FiOS TV service on the Microsoft Xbox 360. But why put a subset of its TV service on a gaming console? Verizon's Joe Ambeault explains
CES 2012: Samsung Stays Connected
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1/13/2012  |  2 comments
10:00 AM With its new TVs, tablets and consumer cameras, Samsung is keeping consumers connected in a way that could make home networks less important
AT&T's Dev Con: The Takeaways
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1/10/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 PM New devices, new network demands, developer unity and the great big iOS in the room
Verizon FiOS: The Mobile Experience
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10/8/2011  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Shadman Zafar explains how and why the carrier is making more use of mobile devices to complement its FiOS pay-TV service
So That's What LTE Means
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9/21/2011  |  Post a comment
10:00 AM Ericsson's Keith Shank helps us take a step back and discuss what LTE means for consumers and service providers, as well as how it changes the mobile network
Verizon FiOS Demo: The Smartphone Remote
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9/8/2011  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Shadman Zafar takes me through a demo of remote-control, VoD and video-app capabilities available for FiOS customers on a smartphone
LTE Demo: A Socialized Life
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8/29/2011  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM With a house full of connected mobile devices, Ericsson finds a friendly way to manage energy usage and home security via the Internet
LTE Demo: Ad Hoc Video Streaming
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8/26/2011  |  6 comments
7:00 AM Ericsson shows what's possible with an advanced mobile network and how service providers could charge for short bursts of big video streaming
Attack of the Bad Tab Ads
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8/12/2011  |  5 comments
4:00 PM The tablet computing market is so desperate to stand out against the iPad that it's taken to killing us with clutter and insulting early adopters of the technology
Pay TV Reaches the Mobile Masses
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7/25/2011  |  Post a comment
7:25 AM Some recent moves by CNN and AT&T seem inspired by Netflix, giving consumers more options for getting content on the go (at no additional cost)
Putting IPv6 in Perspective
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7/14/2011  |  2 comments
2:40 PM Enterprises shouldn't let themselves be stranded by waiting too long to embrace IPv6
CTIA 2011:T-Mobile's Merger Upside
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3/22/2011  |  6 comments
11:20 AM T-Mobile seems to win even if the AT&T deal isn't approved. Phil Harvey and Sarah Reedy discuss the blockbuster merger
CES 2011: Take a Chill Tablet
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1/6/2011  |  Post a comment
10:40 AM Tablet computers are great, but will all these new devices motivate service providers to step up their efforts in home networking?
Wall Street vs. LTE
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6/24/2010  |  1 comment
2:30 PM Investors don't seem thrilled with LTE. Is it because no one sees a clear path from bigger bandwidth to higher profits?
The iPhone 3GS: It's Better on 2G
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6/17/2010  |  5 comments
5:30 PM On AT&T's network, the best network available for voice is indeed the 2G network. For data? Nothing beats WiFi
AT&T's Data Caps
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6/2/2010  |  6 comments
12:15 PM Why applaud AT&T's mobile data caps? Most people will pay less for data, and video services on specialized networks might catch on
AT&T U-verse: No OTT
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5/27/2010  |  Post a comment
5:15 PM With all that's coming up with AT&T's U-verse service, the prospect of integrating over-the-top content with pay TV doesn't seem likely
CTIA 2010: Distributed Packet Core?
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3/30/2010  |  1 comment
6:00 AM Following Light Reading's DPI conference at CTIA, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains the challenges with a distributed packet core
CTIA 2010: Putting Handsets to the Test
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3/25/2010  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM At Metrico's (poorly lit) booth, we see a way of objectively testing handset performance before the devices get to a carrier network
CTIA 2010: Can Carriers Cash In On Mobile Payments?
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3/25/2010  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM In talking to several mobile payment services, I get the feeling the carriers are missing a big opportunity to... Look! Girls!
Real. Mobile. TV
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3/24/2010  |  Post a comment
7:00 PM As with any other real TV service, the game changer appears to be having a dedicated network that can stand up to consumer demand
Worst Demo Explanation Ever?
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3/24/2010  |  1 comment
5:45 PM At the Ericsson booth, Phil attempts to explain an unmanned demo station
Ericsson: Mobile Data Is King
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3/24/2010  |  Post a comment
10:45 AM Social media will accelerate data consumption, eventually changing how we pay for services
Mobile Gaming at CTIA
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3/24/2010  |  Post a comment
10:20 AM Mobility has changed gaming forever, especially if you have a giant, cable-connected race car in your living room
Details on Sprint's EVO
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3/23/2010  |  Post a comment
6:15 PM Sprint's new superphone seems all set for video sharing and filling up a fat 4G pipe
Android Attack
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3/23/2010  |  1 comment
5:30 PM Phil makes an obvious point about why developers should take a look at Android, even though it doesn't have a huge market share
Interview Tease: Sprint's Iyad Tarazi
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3/23/2010  |  Post a comment
2:45 PM In our coverage of Sprint, we talk about Sprint's coverage of us. Hmmm...
A Cell Phone Recycler
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3/22/2010  |  Post a comment
10:00 PM The former CEO of Radio Shack has started a company to help recycle cell phones, and Sprint is its first customer
Cablevision Takes On Internet Video
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2/26/2010  |  2 comments
10:55 AM Jeff Baumgartner and I fight through a bad Skype call to discuss a new service idea from Cablevision that consumers may really like
Handicapping Clearwire
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2/24/2010  |  Post a comment
3:05 PM Does Clearwire have the stuff to compete with AT&T or Verizon? Sidecut Reports analyst Paul Kapustka says they may have a different idea
400G or Terabit?
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2/23/2010  |  Post a comment
11:20 AM Craig Matsumoto says there is a debate brewing on what will be the next big bandwidth jump in the Internet's core
Cisco, the Universe & Everything
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2/15/2010  |  1 comment
11:05 AM Way back on Feb. 5, Phil and Rayno talked about Cisco, its economic vision, and how the company seems to be evolving


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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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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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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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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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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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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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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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