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Mind the Gap: Is Public Shaming the Way to End Pay Inequity?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/12/2016  |  1 comment
New regulation in the UK will require companies with more than 250 employees to reveal their gender pay gap, starting in April 2018.
Security-as-a-Service = Protection Racket
Brianiac  | 
2/12/2016  |  5 comments
Most mobile network operators aren't providing even basic security measures. The proposal? Get users to pay for security.
WiCipedia: Open Source Favoritism, Fairygod Bosses & Crooked Credit Checks
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/12/2016  |  5 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: researchers uncover bias in open source; a fairy-god boss reviews your employer; why being female can hurt your credit; and more.
IoT: Opening Up Vertical Opportunities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/12/2016  |  1 comment
Scalable, flexible Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will be used in industrial enterprises to link remote and siloed M2M installations to leverage the power of the cloud.
LTE-Advanced Pro: Gigabit 4G, Anyone?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.
Is 2016 the Year TiVo Gets Acquired?
MariNation  | 
2/11/2016  |  2 comments
Rumor is that suitors are circling again, and TiVo has reason to consider their proposals.
Win a Genuine Telecom Artifact at This Year's Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray  | 
2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…
The Growing Power of Openness
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
The momentum behind 'open' everything is real and growing, and will be a significant component of operators' development activities on their march toward the cloud.
Cisco's Open Source Moves Not All Altruistic
MariNation  | 
2/10/2016  |  3 comments
Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?
Andreessen Facepalms on Facebook Free Basics
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/10/2016  |  7 comments
His criticisms of India's decision to block the free Internet program went too far.
EE: Building a Better Mobile Broadband Brand
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.
Live 4K TV Sports Picking Up Speed
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
North American viewers with UHD sets and set-tops will now get to watch soccer, hockey and basketball games in 4K, thanks to moves by Videotron, Univision, Neulion and others.
Why IP Live Production Will Be Revolutionary
Column  | 
2/9/2016  |  1 comment
In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.
Yahoo & Verizon Sitting in a Tree...
Brianiac  | 
2/8/2016  |  9 comments
Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acknowledged that Yahoo is in fact willing to consider buyout offers, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has affirmed that Verizon is in fact evaluating whether or not to buy Yahoo and combine it with AOL.
It's Time to Integrate OTT Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/8/2016  |  7 comments
Report from Leichtman Research Group drives home the need for pay-TV providers to incorporate Internet video services into their overall video offerings immediately.
AT&T's Chiosi: Born to Stand Out
Mentor Monday  | 
2/8/2016  |  2 comments
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret Chiosi has been standing out her whole life, and she encourages other women to do the same in the workplace.
IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
Column  | 
2/8/2016  |  1 comment
One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.
WiCipedia: Faulty Feminism, Worthy Women & Peculiar Perks
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/5/2016  |  5 comments
This week in WiC: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some unique job perks; and more.
Will Starry's Big Broadband Ambition Fall to Earth?
MariNation  | 
2/4/2016  |  4 comments
Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.
Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/4/2016  |  3 comments
Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.
Purpose Is Key to Bringing Women Into Tech
Mentor Monday  | 
2/1/2016  |  4 comments
Technology for the sake of solving a problem or a purpose is what appeals to women, and that's key to bringing women into the comms industry, says Gargi Keeling of VMWare.
Curing America's China Syndrome
Column  | 
1/29/2016  |  22 comments
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
Building a Secure DNS Architecture for NFV
Column  | 
1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There are important considerations for companies to keep in mind when moving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to an NFV implementation.
Cable Eyes the Enterprise Prize
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/29/2016  |  3 comments
Cable has grown dramatically in the small- and midsized business (SMB) market, hitting the $12 billion mark, and is now heading into the enterprise business market.
WiCipedia: Equality, Fashion & Dads
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/29/2016  |  5 comments
For our inaugural WiC weekly roundup: Facebook's leaders set good examples; the brogammer fashion debate; Intel's Africa outreach; and more.
FCC Still Bemoans Rural Broadband Gap
Rewired  | 
1/29/2016  |  3 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.
Are Huawei & ZTE About to Feel a Thaw in the Comms Cold War?
Jonestown  | 
1/28/2016  |  4 comments
A change of administration in Washington could signal fresh opportunities in the US for Huawei and ZTE.
CEO Chat With Mitel's Rich McBee
Between the CEOs  | 
1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.
Juniper Buying BTI: Is That Enough?
Shades of Ray  | 
1/28/2016  |  3 comments
Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?
Employers Not Inspiring Loyalty in Millennial Women
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/28/2016  |  12 comments
Deloitte's survey of 7,700 Millennials suggests that their motivations and priorities are different from those of their older colleagues, as is their sense of loyalty to their employer.
Now Nokia Steps Up for VNF Testing
Shades of Ray  | 
1/25/2016  |  5 comments
Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.
Data Center VP Shares Lessons of Survival
Mentor Monday  | 
1/25/2016  |  1 comment
Lisa Rhodes, a VP at Verne Global and a 25-year telecom veteran, shares her top 10 lessons for women to survive in the industry.
Partnerships Drive Dell's NFV Strategy
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Dell looks to provide the platform for NFV while other companies provide the application software.
IoT Prospects for Wireless Operators: Good or Bad?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/22/2016  |  11 comments
Although it's still in the early stages, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is changing and beginning to mature. This is leading to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform usage and falling prices.
Intel Hired 43% Women, Minorities in 2015
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/20/2016  |  2 comments
Company increases its commitment to hiring and retaining more women and underrepresented minorities, as well as to improving the pipeline for the entire industry.
SAP Deal Highlights Hybrid Cloud Competition
Rewired  | 
1/20/2016  |  15 comments
Enterprise software company chooses CenturyLink as one of its IaaS partners for key cloud enablement of its core product.
Achieving the Right Price Point for vCPE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/20/2016  |  1 comment
Containerization is at last enabling CSPs to cost-effectively serve smaller customers with individualized network features – as early NFV supporters envisaged more than three years ago.
Debunking the Open Access Myths
Column  | 
1/20/2016  |  32 comments
The lies, damned lies and statistics of real open access network operations.
Hyperoptic Is Apoplectic
Shades of Ray  | 
1/19/2016  |  Post a comment
The UK government's conclusion that there is no consensus over the need for FTTP has angered the altnet.
Why Independent NFV Interop Tests Need to Go a Step Further
Column  | 
1/18/2016  |  1 comment
The first independent NFV infrastructure interoperability evaluation was sorely needed and must be built upon in the future.
Vodafone's Doberneck: Put Policies Into Practice to Retain Women
Mentor Monday  | 
1/18/2016  |  1 comment
Helping all employees achieve a productive work-life balance can yield positive returns for the company and its workforce, Vodafone Americas' Megan Doberneck says.
WebRTC's Risks & Rewards: Listen Up, C-Suite
Column  | 
1/15/2016  |  2 comments
While most enterprises are probably not ready for WebRTC today, there is clearly great value to be gained for the right use case.
Video Innovation: It's Not All Virtual Reality
MariNation  | 
1/14/2016  |  1 comment
Much of the video innovation taking place today is behind the scenes.
Finn de Siècle for Alcatel-Lucent
Shades of Ray  | 
1/14/2016  |  8 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has become part of Nokia, spelling the end for two of the giant brands of the legacy telecom era.
Network Security Is a Bad Joke
Brianiac  | 
1/14/2016  |  2 comments
If the consequences of a data breach are trivial -- if there are any consequences at all -- then why should anyone make security a priority?
How to Protect Subscriber Info in the Cloud
Column  | 
1/13/2016  |  1 comment
Striking the balance between relying on trusted processes and security policies and achieving operational agility, especially when subscriber data is at stake, is crucial.
BT, DT Tie-Up Holds All-IP, Cloud Promise
Morris Lore  | 
1/12/2016  |  1 comment
With Deutsche Telkom set to become BT's biggest shareholder, strategic opportunities in the all-IP and cloud services areas could beckon.
VoLTE: It's Not Just About Voice
Column  | 
1/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Exact Ventures forecasts that the overall market for IMS core networking equipment will grow by 30% in 2016 to reach $3 billion as VoLTE drives investments.
Why Cities Matter Most
Rewired  | 
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.
Job Alert! BT Needs a New CTO
Shades of Ray  | 
1/11/2016  |  6 comments
Critical appointment for UK incumbent as it once again adds mobile to the mix and takes its first steps towards a virtualized cloud infrastructure.
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All Change in Video

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At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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