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Consumer-Centric Services? It's About Time
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7/5/2017  |  2 comments
A quick trip in the Wilson way-back machine shows telecom operators have been at this a long time, maybe too long?
Calix: Russo's Not-So-Overnight Success?
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6/28/2017  |  9 comments
Russo, the man who cashed in pretty quickly on his first major success, Cerent, is leading a much longer-term effort to bring software-defined networking to the access realm at Calix.
Survey Says: SD-WAN No Panacea
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5/31/2017  |  2 comments
SD-WAN market set to surge but it's not replacing MPLS anytime soon, and there will be security and operational challenges ahead, according to a 451 Research survey.
Verizon CEO Comments Feed Merger Frenzy
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4/18/2017  |  3 comments
Lowell McAdam says cable merger no longer seems likely but is still open to other ideas – like a Comcast merger.
5 More Key Takeaways From ONS
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4/11/2017  |  2 comments
Harmonization, minding the product gap, getting 5G right, mimicking Red Hat and praising the Linux Foundation's expanded role all make the list.
Indigo: A New Shade of AT&T
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Open Networking Summit presentation makes clear that AT&T's journey to differentiated services is one most operators will need to take.
Welcome to the Wild West of Privacy
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3/24/2017  |  3 comments
The Senate's vote to cut privacy rules for ISPs just means there's no longer confusion on Internet privacy protection because there isn't any.
Trump & Consequences
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3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Under Ajit Pai, the FCC is doing what major telecom players have wanted by rolling back regulations. Now we'll see if this fuels innovation and consumer benefits.
Virtual Uncertainty Over Business Processes
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1/17/2017  |  4 comments
Sometimes it's not technology issues slowing virtualization, it's the buying and selling process, vendors say, and they'd like an industry solution.
The More Things Change...
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1/3/2017  |  10 comments
The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.
Consumer Privacy Still an Elusive Goal
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10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T pulls back from offering Gigapower customers a chance to protect their privacy for a price, even as FCC considers making it mandatory.
Open Source Getting on My Nerves
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9/26/2016  |  5 comments
Don't worry, they say, the code will work it out. There's apparently nothing open source can't tackle.
Step Away From the Firewall
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9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Level 3 finds enterprise security managers who believe firewalls can save them are getting some nasty surprises.
Can Carriers Open Source New Biz Processes?
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9/16/2016  |  3 comments
At one moment in Denver this week, the three largest US operators were very agreeable to the idea of open sourcing APIs to make business easier.
Amoroso Not the Retiring Sort
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9/8/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T's former security guru is taking his expertise to a much broader audience – and this time he's giving it away.
Will ISPs Step Up to the IoT Challenge?
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9/2/2016  |  1 comment
Security is a looming issue as IoT devices prove to be easily invaded, but is the broadband industry prepared to act?
Google Fiber Can't Be Called a Failure
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8/26/2016  |  20 comments
Internet giant's initiative rewrote the local broadband story for many cities in the US.
Is Wheeler's FCC Legacy Now in Doubt?
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8/10/2016  |  7 comments
FCC Chairman has been among the most aggressive ever in pushing his competition agenda, but is he running out of time to finish the job?
Showdown at the OpenStack Corral
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5/3/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T and Verizon are vying for the status of biggest OpenStack champion, a stunning reversal for the open source software and a sign of things to come.
New Privacy Rules Are a Waste of Time
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3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
FCC proposes forcing broadband ISPs to get explicit consent from customers before using browsing data, ignoring the real online privacy threats.
As the Code Flows...
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3/21/2016  |  1 comment
Forget the 'Thrilla in Manila'; the competitive battle among open MANO groups will more likely be fought with Manila folders than fisticuffs.
'Cookies' Could Be a Sweet Thing
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3/8/2016  |  14 comments
Done well, targeted video ads based on Internet browsing history wouldn't be such a bad thing, but there are trust and transparency issues to address.
Telecom Needs New Net Neutrality Story
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2/25/2016  |  19 comments
Virtualization is critical to telecom's future but it could open up a new can of net neutrality worms – the time to talk about that is now.
Can Metaswitch Make Video Zoom?
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2/16/2016  |  1 comment
The rise of business videoconferencing has been a long time coming, but can integration with UC and low-cost, fully featured systems finally take hold?
FCC Still Bemoans Rural Broadband Gap
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1/29/2016  |  8 comments
Latest broadband deployment report shows more than half of rural Americans can't get the 25 Megs of broadband the feds say they need, even as rural telcos says FCC support is confusing and inconsistent.
SAP Deal Highlights Hybrid Cloud Competition
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1/20/2016  |  15 comments
Enterprise software company chooses CenturyLink as one of its IaaS partners for key cloud enablement of its core product.
Why Cities Matter Most
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1/11/2016  |  9 comments
Shifting populations, nimbler political structures and a focus on getting things done makes the globe's cities the place to focus.
My Most Memorable Moments of 2015
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12/29/2015  |  6 comments
Here's a look back at the highlights from the live events Light Reading held last year, including best keynote and best event.
What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
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11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
How ThingSpace Will Make Money for Verizon
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10/29/2015  |  12 comments
To spur IoT apps and services, Verizon is offering ThingSpace and its accompanying APIs for free to developers, but there is a clear revenue strategy.
Can Incompas Reach Its Lofty Goals?
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10/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Group built on competitive carrier roots is trying to broaden its reach to represent a wider swatch of the competitive Internet.
Following the Bouncing Capex Ball
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9/29/2015  |  8 comments
AT&T has invested more in the US than any other firm in the past four years, but is its capex shrinking? Yes, no, maybe, for many reasons.
A Jaded Journalist Views IPv4 News
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9/24/2015  |  16 comments
So North America is out of IPv4 addresses – that's incredibly anti-climactic. Unless it isn't, in which case you're in trouble.
NFV Everywhere? Actually, No
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9/22/2015  |  1 comment
As Masergy discovered, even working aggressively to make the business case for NFV in virtual CPE doesn't mean it's the answer everywhere.
NFV Experts Invade Dallas
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9/9/2015  |  2 comments
AT&T, Verizon, NTT, Telefónica, CableLabs, Cox and Masergy are all bringing a real-world view of their NFV deployments to date to Dallas next week.
Easing the Tech Pains for the Homeless
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7/28/2015  |  6 comments
When even social service benefits require online access, 365 Data Centers is helping one Bay Area agency keep its clients connected.
What's a Gigabit Good For?
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7/1/2015  |  17 comments
Eight weeks in to getting gigabit Internet service over fiber-to-the-home, I still can't answer that question.
Is 'Good Enough' Ever Enough for Telecom?
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5/21/2015  |  4 comments
Some folks say they'll never forgo six-nines reliability and 50 millisecond restoration standards, but there are definite signs Web 2.0 approaches are taking hold.
Geeking Out Over Gigabit
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5/8/2015  |  30 comments
After almost three decades of writing about fiber-to-the-home, I'm finally getting it and I'm going for the whole gig.
Verizon Security Not Just 'Cops & Robbers'
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4/3/2015  |  3 comments
Alliance with Deloitte creates one-stop shop of cyberattack mitigation by adding governance, risk management and compliance consulting.
True or False, Telecom-Style
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3/26/2015  |  4 comments
Rutberg's Rejeev Chand gets FCC's Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.
Will Open Source Groups Keep Windows Open?
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3/20/2015  |  15 comments
New open source group provides substantial industry insight at MWC -- here's hoping they keep up the effort to keep non-members informed.
Security Compliance Still a Moving Target
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3/12/2015  |  Post a comment
In the wake of major breaches, enterprises are working harder to get compliance, but not hard enough to stay that way.
Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
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2/4/2015  |  20 comments
Response to FCC head Tom Wheeler's expected re-regulation of broadband access lines was predictable, but also maybe irrelevant.
Does NFV Have a Packet Processing Problem?
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1/6/2015  |  12 comments
Metaswitch CTO says virtual functions implemented on IT-grade cloud infrastructure require extra engineering help to handle network volumes.
AT&T Touts SDN Push, Seeks Talent
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12/16/2014  |  3 comments
Technology guru John Donovan pledges to make AT&T's network 75% software-defined by 2020.
Gardner's Departure a Cautionary Tale
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12/12/2014  |  11 comments
Board of directors allegedly wanted faster pace of change from one of the telecom industry's change pacesetters.
Colt-KVH: A Hook-Up Bound to Happen
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11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
But what took them so long?
Feeling Edgy? Join the Crowd
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9/25/2014  |  2 comments
There's a lot happening at the network's edge, and it's worth watching.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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