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Artificial Intelligence Expert Weighs In for WiC
Mentor Monday  | 
12/5/2016  |  2 comments
Author and AI Professor Melanie Mitchell shares her thoughts on AI's biggest breakthroughs and the challenges and opportunities for female computer scientists.
5G Spectrum Sharing Brings Innovations
Column  | 
12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Spectrum sharing is becoming a bigger issue as the 5G radio specification evolves.
WiCipedia: After-School Coding, Salary Probing & Pro-Parenthood Companies
WiCipedia  | 
12/2/2016  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Charleston, S.C. initiates several after-school programs to teach kids to code; asking salary history may soon become illegal; Trump may not support new dads, but these companies do; and more.
Upskill U on the SDN Approach to IP & Optical Integration
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading examines how SDN shows promise in enabling IP and optical integration in the final course in Upskill U's SDN series.
Dedicated Mobile Core Networks for IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/30/2016  |  3 comments
A dedicated cloud-hosted core is important to making the mobile network commercially attractive to Internet of Things (IoT) service providers.
Upskill U on the Software Defined Data Center With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Equinix's Paul Mason examines the benefits and challenges behind implementing software-defined data centers as part of SDN strategies.
Apple Seeds 5G? Seeks 'Multi-Gigabit' Chip Designer
Jonestown  | 
11/30/2016  |  7 comments
Apple is looking for millimeter wave wireless silicon talent and interns who can research the 5G future.
Only BT's Dismemberment Will Sate Rivals
Morris Lore  | 
11/29/2016  |  1 comment
BT's broadband rivals will never be happy until the former state-owned monopoly has been carved up.
Charter Challenges Comcast's Commercial Rule
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/29/2016  |  2 comments
Thanks to its recent takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, Charter is nipping at Comcast's heels for the cable lead in the business services market.
Nexleaf Founder Applies Tech to Social Justice
Mentor Monday  | 
11/28/2016  |  1 comment
Nithya Ramanathan, founder and president of Nexleaf Analytics, tells us about her quest to use technology to improve healthcare across the globe.
AI Threat Is Tech's Fart in the Room
Morris Lore  | 
11/24/2016  |  9 comments
Google is excited about this year's leaps in artificial intelligence. The rest of us should be worried.
How to Speak Knowledgeably About the AI Threat
Brianiac  | 
11/24/2016  |  2 comments
Should we be worried about artificial intelligence? Maybe. But it sure makes for good reading, viewing and game playing.
Clearfield CEO Takes Fiber to the Glass Cliff
Mentor Monday  | 
11/21/2016  |  1 comment
Cheri Beranek shares how she drove a successful financial and cultural transformation at Clearfield, despite the challenges she inherited at the struggling company.
Measuring Mobile Gaming QoE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/21/2016  |  1 comment
Huawei has announced a new approach to measuring the quality of a user's gaming experience.
Meet 4 Women Driving the Internet of Things
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
In time for Internet of Things World, IoT World News profiles four women who are driving the technology behind IoT.
WiCipedia: Election Aftermath, Telecom Advances & Wunderkinds
WiCipedia  | 
11/18/2016  |  9 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech deal with the aftermath of a Trump election; Samsung, Vodafone and Zayo advocate for women; a celebratory list of young innovators; and more.
DT's Biggest BT Bother: Break-Up, Not Brexit
Morris Lore  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Germany's incumbent says its biggest concern about BT is the risk that regulatory authorities carve it up.
AT&T's Chris Rice Upskills on SDN & Open Source
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U Faculty Advisor Chris Rice of AT&T examines open source opportunities for advancing SDN strategies.
Cable Focusing on Virtualization Use Cases
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading has identified four use cases that are key to cable virtualization and that prove cable is ready to turn concepts into action.
5G: Is Fixed Really In?
Jonestown  | 
11/16/2016  |  3 comments
Taking baby steps to 5G, baby steps.
Join Women in Comms in 2017!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/16/2016  |  1 comment
Women in Comms and its 40 member companies are gearing up for an even bigger and better 2017, and we want YOU to join us on the path to gender equality in comms.
How Is 5G Like Donald Trump?
Jonestown  | 
11/15/2016  |  4 comments
Hint: It promises a radical shift in wireless, but how we actually get there is still a bit vague to many.
Upskill U on the SDN Advantage With Orange
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/15/2016  |  1 comment
Orange Business Services' John Isch delivers the first course in a new series at Upskill U on the challenges and opportunities inherent in SDN.
Is Ekholm Ericsson's Savior or Seller?
Morris Lore  | 
11/14/2016  |  4 comments
Ericsson's incoming boss will have to engineer a turnaround in a market decline unless he is preparing the business for sale.
Meet the Woman Who Can Make You a Millionaire Inventor
Mentor Monday  | 
11/14/2016  |  1 comment
Deanne Bell, host of CNBC's Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, turned her passion for inventing into a television career, hoping to inspire others to find the fun -- and money -- in engineering.
Charting a Path to Cloud Optimized
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/11/2016  |  Post a comment
The next iteration of cloud deployment will deliver considerable benefit, but also impose new requirements and create new challenges for even existing virtualized products.
WiCipedia: Small Steps Forward, Big Step Back
WiCipedia  | 
11/11/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: what a Trump presidency means for females; glass ceilings in sight; very slow progress in tech hiring; and more.
Germany's Gigabit Lag
Morris Lore  | 
11/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Germany aims to have a gigabit-capable network by 2025, but getting there will not be easy.
Upskill U on Open Source for NFV MANO
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst James Crawshaw examines the role of open source in the advancement of NFV MANO this Friday at Upskill U.
Ericsson Gets a Wake-Up Call
Shades of Ray  | 
11/9/2016  |  9 comments
Former executive and now head of innovation at Sweden's national carrier writes a blunt open letter to the new Ericsson CEO.
BT's Gigabit Plans & the UK's Digital Abyss
Morris Lore  | 
11/9/2016  |  Post a comment
BT's launch of gigabit-speed services in select communities might only inflame its critics.
AT&T's Toby Ford Upskills U on NFV MANO
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Toby Ford, AT&T, tackles the challenges of and solutions to successfully implementing NFV MANO.
The Holidays Ride on Trojan-Horse Hardware
MariNation  | 
11/7/2016  |  3 comments
Don't underestimate the technology Trojan Horse.
Bharti Airtel CIO Charts Course for Women in India Telecom
Mentor Monday  | 
11/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is making it easier for women to return to work after having children, and CIO Harmeen Mehta is hoping more will join the workforce in India.
WiCipedia: Internet by Bicycle, Pay Gaps & Misogyny in the Valley
WiCipedia  | 
11/4/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Google brings the Internet to rural Indian women; Peter Thiel faces Silicon Valley criticism; the pay gap breakdown by industry; and more.
Why the $&#* Would I 'Watch With Twitter?'
MariNation  | 
11/2/2016  |  9 comments
When it comes to interactive television, there are some things the pay-TV industry never learns.
Why DirecTV Now May Flop
MariNation  | 
11/1/2016  |  18 comments
Compare and contrast: A look at the price points and adoption levels for existing OTT services paints a picture of the future for AT&T's DirecTV Now offering, and it's not great.
Navigating the NFV Phase
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Separating fact and fiction in the brave new world of NFV.
BT's Security Boss: Tech Has No Age
Mentor Monday  | 
10/31/2016  |  1 comment
Kate Kuehn, deputy CISO and head of security practice at BT Americas, shares how she went from taking phones apart to keeping networks intact and what she's learned along the way.
WiCipedia: Icelandic Inequality, Diminishing WiT & Presidential Impact
WiCipedia  | 
10/28/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: How the US presidency will affect women in tech; Icelandic women protest for gender pay equality; the downward trend of women in tech; and more.
Princeton Upskills U on Open Source Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/27/2016  |  4 comments
Princeton Professor and returning Upskill U lecturer Nick Feamster addresses the security risks and benefits of open source software.
WiC Radio: Sprint's Pipeline Progress
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/27/2016  |  1 comment
Sprint's VP of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco joins WiC on Wednesday, November 2, at 1PM ET to share how Sprint is tackling the three biggest pipeline pain points affecting women in comms.
Mobile Edge Computing: Building a Bridge to 5G
Column  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Addressing current and future app demands while laying the foundation for mobile's next big network transition.
AT&T: Getting Up to Speed for Gig & 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/26/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T's Eric Boyer discusses the carrier's plans to boost both its wireline and wireless speeds by adding more fiber lines and getting ready for 5G.
Stop Pulling Sports Fans & Start Chasing Them
Column  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcasters can no longer rely on pulling audiences to the TV screen; they need to pursue their audiences on digital, wherever they are.
If Content Is King, Then Data Is Heir to Throne
Column  | 
10/25/2016  |  2 comments
Why advanced data analytics are the future for streaming video services.
Upskill & Outsmart DDoS Attacks
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/25/2016  |  1 comment
Arbor Networks' Gary Sockrider examines proactive countermeasures to DDoS attacks at Upskill U.
Vodafone Americas Lays Foundation for Social Change
Mentor Monday  | 
10/24/2016  |  2 comments
Vodafone Americas Foundation Director June Sugiyama shares how the Foundation and startups it has funded are using technology to impact social change for women.
Layer3 TV Comes to Town, Hints at Future
MariNation  | 
10/21/2016  |  8 comments
A hands-on look at Layer3 TV.
WiCipedia: Grace Hopper Promotes Diversity, Girl Scouts Code & How to Thrive
WiCipedia  | 
10/21/2016  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Grace Hopper celebrates diversity; Girl Scouts are more than Thin Mint machines; how to thrive; and more.
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work

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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BTís Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.