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Pics: Rubber Ducks & SD-WAN Take Dallas
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's SD-WAN event featured expert speakers and panelists who examined the future of and business case for SD-WAN, and a whole lot of rubber ducks.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
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5/19/2017  |  3 comments
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
The Near Future Is Here
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4/28/2017  |  4 comments
Virtual reality, AI, drones and more.
SXSW Pics: Women, Weirdness & Waiting in Austin
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3/16/2017  |  4 comments
Highlights from 2017's SXSW, including tons of great content for women, people who are definitely helping keep Austin weird and a lot of waiting in long lines.
Gigabit LTE: Sprint's MIMO Gras in New Orleans
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3/15/2017  |  1 comment
Sprint, Motorola & Qualcomm show off the dawn of 'Gigabit Class LTE' in the US at The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Mobile World Cuteness
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3/9/2017  |  5 comments
Small and mostly odd touches of cuteness bring a whimsical lightness to the otherwise impersonal, vacuous, hard-edged Mobile World Congress.
A Photo Tour of CES 2017
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1/9/2017  |  4 comments
Virtual reality, drones and power rangers: the big reveals at CES 2017.
Digging Bluebird's Data Center
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1/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Located 85 feet under the surface of the Earth in a decommissioned limestone mine, Bluebird Underground enjoys reduced cost and enhanced security. See it for yourself in this slideshow.
The 8 Best Moments for WiC in 2016
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12/28/2016  |  2 comments
2016 has been a crazy year for women in tech, but we're so done picking apart what went wrong. Here are our 8 best moments of a very strange year.
Photos: MBB Forum 2016, Tokyo Day 2
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11/24/2016  |  1 comment
It's the second day of the Mobile Broadband Forum 2016 in Tokyo and there's one clear theme running through every presentation and discussion – the need to develop partner ecosystems.
Photos from IoT World in Dublin
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11/24/2016  |  3 comments
Some photographic highlights from this week's IoT World show in Dublin.
Photos: MBB Forum 2016 Tokyo, Day 1
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11/23/2016  |  2 comments
This year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB Forum) is being held just outside Tokyo, where operator executives, host Huawei and the Chinese vendor's partners have converged to discuss the evolution of 4G LTE, the transition to 5G and the key applications driving the industry's transformation.
The 8 Biggest Turkeys of WiC in 2016
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11/23/2016  |  2 comments
We've rounded up the top eight Women in Comms turkeys of 2016... so far.
Transformation Takes Center Stage in Wuzhen
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11/11/2016  |  9 comments
Service providers and industry experts gather in Wuzhen to talk about digital transformation and why it is so critical for telcos.
Photos: Operations Transformation Summit, Wuzhen
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11/1/2016  |  14 comments
Huawei's Operations Transformation Summit 2016 is underway in Wuzhen, China.
OpenDaylight in Pictures: It Just Got Real
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9/30/2016  |  3 comments
The ODL crowd broke out of Silicon Valley to bring their annual summit to the software mecca of Bellevue, Wash.
Pics: SDN & NFV in the Mile High City
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9/16/2016  |  5 comments
We spent two fantastic days at our NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver, getting our fix of virtualization chat in the 'Mile High City.' But we had some fun too...
Pictures: CTIA's Last Hurrah in Vegas
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9/14/2016  |  5 comments
See the faded glory of Super Mobility Week in a selection of photos from the recent event.
How the Padres Hit an IoT Home Run
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8/25/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading visits San Diego's Petco Park to see how the Padres baseball team is using IoT to slash operations costs.
A Hot Time in Huntsville
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8/15/2016  |  3 comments
Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.
Comic-Con 2016 in Pics: Jesus Loves Nerds
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8/2/2016  |  9 comments
Photos from a costume party with more than 100,000 of my closest friends.
Comic-Con 2016: Bountiful Batmen!
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8/1/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading and its camera goes to the annual geek festival in San Diego.
Cisco Live: Who Needs Flying Cars?
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7/15/2016  |  10 comments
Futuristic technology was on display at the Cisco Live conference. And service providers have to provide the bandwidth to make it go.
Pics: 5G, VR Storm MWC Shanghai
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7/4/2016  |  4 comments
A sweep of the show floor at Mobile World Congress Shanghai made it quite clear which technologies are at the top of the agenda for operators in the world's largest single market.
Sprint's 5G Tailgate (in Pictures)
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6/22/2016  |  1 comment
Sprint and Ericsson get cookin' with a 5G test outside a football stadium.
Slideshow: BCE Goes Deep in Heart of Texas
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6/3/2016  |  3 comments
More sights from Austin, the site of Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
Women in Comms Leading Lights: Party Pics
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6/2/2016  |  2 comments
Revisit the Leading Lights awards dinner with pictures from the big event, including pics of our three winners accepting their trophies.
BCE Slideshow: See Austin by Segway, Look Like a Dork
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6/2/2016  |  1 comment
Taking in the sights on two wheels, wearing a helmet.
Pics: BCE Hosts Upskill U Live
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6/1/2016  |  Post a comment
At BCE in Austin, Upskill U moved out of the virtual classroom and hosted two Upskill U LIVE sessions on 5G and mobile video.
Leading Lights 2016: Winners' Gallery
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6/1/2016  |  3 comments
See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.
Light Reading's BCE Rocks Austin
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6/1/2016  |  3 comments
Good times and good learning in Austin at Light Reading's annual flagship event.
Pics: BCE Crowds Mob New IP Agency Live Interoperability Demos
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5/31/2016  |  1 comment
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV Interoperability Demos, which drew standing room only crowds to the busy exhibition floor.
INTX Pics: Live From Boston
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5/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Now in its second year of being known as the Internet & Television Expo, the once-sprawling Cable Show is trying to adapt to a new age.
WiC Pics: Women in Comms Takes Austin
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5/26/2016  |  4 comments
From Sunday's Board of Advisors dinner to Monday's luncheon, job fair and Leading Lights celebration, WiC's biggest event was also its best yet.
Building Up Digital Operations: Pics
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5/11/2016  |  53 comments
At the TM Forum Live! 2016 in Nice, France, executives from service providers and others shared their views on the emerging Digital Operations Ecosystem.
TM Forum Live! 2016: Nice Pics
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5/10/2016  |  2 comments
Snapshots from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.
Ultra-Broadband Summit, Hong Kong
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4/27/2016  |  58 comments
We're in Hong Kong for the first leg of the Ultra-Broadband Summit World Tour.
Vodafone, Huawei Open UK NB-IoT Lab
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4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone and Huawei are hoping to spur the development of NB-IoT through a new lab facility at the UK operator's Newbury headquarters.
Video Adventures in Vegas
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1/15/2016  |  12 comments
Take a walk on the Vegas side.
A Peek Inside AT&T Partner Solutions
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1/4/2016  |  3 comments
This entrepreneurial unit is expanding its responsibility to include wholesale services and agents, but keeping its agile method of operating within the bigger AT&T.
The Wild Beasts of Light Reading
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12/31/2015  |  19 comments
Editors are known as an incorrigible bunch. Our soft spot? Definitely animals.
A Year on the Road for Light Reading
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12/30/2015  |  16 comments
What I saw before, after and during conference and meetings in 2015.
The Best Cat Selfies of 2015
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12/23/2015  |  2 comments
In a moment of pre-holiday levity, Light Reading presents the best cat selfies (catsies!) of 2015. Meow.
The TV of Tomorrow Is All Digital, Virtual
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12/10/2015  |  6 comments
The TVOT conference in NYC showed just how far TV has come over the last decade.
Hong Kong Moments
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11/26/2015  |  13 comments
I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong for a few days recently – here are a few views I managed to capture on my phone.
It Gets Contentious in London: OSS Event Pictures
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11/11/2015  |  1 comment
Service providers and vendors came together in London to tackle tricky issues around OSS for virtualized networks.
Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2
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11/3/2015  |  27 comments
Further pictorial coverage from the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.
Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015
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11/2/2015  |  27 comments
UPDATED! Find out which top level industry executives graced this year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong and the hot topics they discussed during the first day of the event.
Oracle OpenWorld in Pix: Watch Out for Funny Cigarettes
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10/30/2015  |  13 comments
Falafel, weird sculptures, small planes, and more.
Gigabit Europe in Pics
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9/30/2015  |  2 comments
Beer, broadband and supersized snacks: Photos from Light Reading's first Gigabit Europe event and Oktoberfest
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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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Phone Review: Moto Z2 Play

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Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones reviews the Moto Z2 Play, which he calls 'a nice modern Android phone with good battery life and one of the nicest cameras' he's seen. The Moto Z2 Play is a Gigabit LTE-ready phone, but we were not able to test speeds that fast in the US.
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Three Gets Smart(y), BT Invokes Twitter – The Recap

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From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast
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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 ...
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
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
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
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.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
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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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.