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Google Fiber Can't Be Called a Failure
Rewired  | 
8/26/2016  |  8 comments
Internet giant's initiative rewrote the local broadband story for many cities in the US.
WiCipedia: Should Men Be Included? & Olympians Face Discrimination
WiCipedia  | 
8/26/2016  |  10 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Should men attend women's conferences?; women still minority in finance and advertising; sexism at Rio Olympics; and more.
FirstNet: A Billion-Dollar Boondoggle?
Jonestown  | 
8/26/2016  |  14 comments
FirstNet is still on the starting blocks and seems to have been technologically outstripped by existing commercial networks.
Solving for the Next Netflix Effect
MariNation  | 
8/25/2016  |  2 comments
A look at what should be keeping network operators up at night.
Achieving a Fully Automated IoT World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The Internet of Things could trigger a global transformation of economics and culture on an unprecedented level.
Cloud, IP Shake Up Media & Broadcast IT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Just as telecom is moving toward virtualized data centers and SDN, the broadcast and media services industry are transforming core IT processes and moving to cloud and IP.
Intel's Keddy: Move Beyond the 'Comfort Zone'
Mentor Monday  | 
8/22/2016  |  1 comment
Intel's Aska Keddy says the next Women in Comms challenge is moving beyond the comfort zone of surrounding ourselves with people who think and act as we do.
What's Up With App Fatigue?
Column  | 
8/22/2016  |  2 comments
How cable operators and other pay-TV providers can differentiate themselves by helping customers find needles in haystacks. More is not always better.
Transit Wireless Accelerates WiFi Deployment in NYC Subway
Jonestown  | 
8/22/2016  |  4 comments
The company is now simply saying that cellular service in the station will arrive 'as soon as possible.'
How We're Energizing Savings With SCTE
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are teaming up again to create multimedia content aimed at helping cable operators cut energy use and costs.
Movie Review: Herzog's Lo & Behold Looks at Life in the Connected World
Brianiac  | 
8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Co-produced by NetScout, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is a funny, astute, shambolic and unexpectedly emotional investigation into what it means to be connected.
SD-WAN to Catch Up With Pace of Cloud IT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Commercial launches of SD-WAN services will help better align service provider networks with the changing cloud and hybrid IT needs of enterprise customers.
WiCipedia: Richest Women in Tech & Next-Level Hacker Sexism
WiCipedia  | 
8/19/2016  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Forbes releases its Richest Tech Billionaires list; hackers win most sexist in tech award; pilots fight for maternity rights; and more.
T-Mobile's Unlimited Plans Aim at the Big Two
Jonestown  | 
8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's CTO talks about how the operator plans to bolster its network for an expected avalanche of new customers.
VoLTE Can Drive 4G Small Cells Adoption
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/18/2016  |  7 comments
Small cells are well past their hype cycle now, and VoLTE looks set to be a game-changer for their adoption over the next three years.
Virtualization Won't Kill Hardware Test Tools
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/18/2016  |  4 comments
As network functions virtualization (NFV) brings changes and challenges to the market, it is opening up numerous opportunities for test and measurement (T&M) vendors.
Network Security in the New Service Provider Reality
Column  | 
8/18/2016  |  2 comments
A new way of thinking as well as new technologies and procedures are needed for those devising network security strategies, argues Fortinet's Matthew Pley.
Upskill U on Open Source & White Box Networks With LinkedIn
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/18/2016  |  3 comments
At Upskill U, Saikrishna Kotha with LinkedIn examines the role of open source in the white box network transformation.
Rumors of a Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Again
Jonestown  | 
8/17/2016  |  5 comments
Rumors are fueled by a mysterious press call with T-Mobile CEO John Legere Thursday, topic unspecified.
How Will the FCC Spectrum Decision Help Mobilize mmWave for 5G?
Column  | 
8/17/2016  |  5 comments
High-frequency is on the 5G agenda after the FCC mmWave decision.
What People Don't Get About Open Source
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/17/2016  |  1 comment
Can you believe people still think open source isn't fit for business?
Could Netflix Someday Cache at Home?
MariNation  | 
8/16/2016  |  8 comments
Video delivery is more efficient when you can cache content at the network edge.
5G: The Most Nebulous Telco Term Ever?
Morris Lore  | 
8/16/2016  |  9 comments
Born of the identity crisis that afflicts telcos, the haziness surrounding 5G is not helping anyone.
Upskill U on Open Source & the Cloud With Heavy Reading
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Roz Roseboro with Heavy Reading addresses telecom's approach to open source and cloud services at Upskill U.
Subway WiFi Has Made It to Brooklyn!
Jonestown  | 
8/16/2016  |  Post a comment
WiFi in the subway spotted in Brooklyn hood usually dominated by trust funds and artisinal pickles.
Verizon Likes IoT Down on The Farm
Jonestown  | 
8/16/2016  |  3 comments
Verizon EVP sees agricultural applications as a promising market for the Internet of Things.
How CSPs Are Competing in Rio
Column  | 
8/15/2016  |  2 comments
With the Summer Olympics now halfway over in Brazil, CSPs and other tech providers are competing fiercely for their own gold, silver and bronze medals.
Cisco's Cooney: Own Your Own Path
Mentor Monday  | 
8/15/2016  |  2 comments
Being a successful woman in the comms world means taking ownership of your own path, according to Lauren Cooney of Cisco.
Can DT, Regulators Find Common FTTH Ground?
Morris Lore  | 
8/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Market and economic realities could drive the German operator to reach an agreement with regulators on the rollout of FTTH.
WiCipedia: Big Leagues & Small Screens Take On Gender Parity
WiCipedia  | 
8/12/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women rule Intel's C-suite; Mr. Robot focuses on the ladies; Telenor Sweden finds impressive gender balance; and more.
Upskill U: Telstra Tackles Open Source & NFV
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Jim Fagan of Telstra addresses 'The Role of Open Source in NFV' at Upskill U.
Is Wheeler's FCC Legacy Now in Doubt?
Rewired  | 
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?
Health Questions About 5G Surface in US
Jonestown  | 
8/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Now that the FCC is fast-tracking 5G in the US, questions are being asked about health concerns.
NB-IoT: Setting the Pace in the Race to 5G
Column  | 
8/9/2016  |  1 comment
LTE is evolving to support the Internet of Things as we head towards a massively connected 5G world.
Upskill U on Open Source With OpenDaylight
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/9/2016  |  1 comment
Phil Robb of OpenDaylight kicks off the Open Source series at Upskill U with 'Telcos & Open Source 101.'
Not So Fast on Streaming
Column  | 
8/8/2016  |  5 comments
The transition from broadcast TV to online isn't just about developing the right technology; it's about crafting the right business models.
BlackHat's Red Flags for CSPs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/8/2016  |  1 comment
There was plenty of security-related food for thought for operators to chew over at this year's BlackHat event in Las Vegas.
AT&T Exec: It's Time to Stop Fearing Tech
Mentor Monday  | 
8/8/2016  |  2 comments
AT&T's Chief Security Officer, Rita Marty, shares how she rises above fear and why the tech industry is a great place for women to work.
How MSOs Can Snare Big Companies
Column  | 
8/5/2016  |  2 comments
In this final installment, we explain what cable operators should know about the decision-making processes of mid-market and enterprise firms.
WiCipedia: Gender-Blind VR & CEO Double Standards
WiCipedia  | 
8/5/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Qualcomm pays up for unequal pay and treatment; virtual reality creates a level playing field; is there a double standard for female CEOs?; and more.
Upskill U Kicks Off Open Source Courses
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U launches a new series on the role of open source in cloud services, NFV and the white box network transformation.
Understanding Enterprise Needs
Column  | 
8/4/2016  |  1 comment
In the third part of this series, we look at how MSOs can align products and service offerings to meet mid-market and enterprise customer needs.
Is Hue an MVNE Trendsetter?
Morris Lore  | 
8/4/2016  |  Post a comment
As network operators evolve into supremely efficient infrastructure players, and OTTs monopolize all dealings with consumers, the MVNE may be on the ascendant.
Can Google Save African Broadband?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/4/2016  |  3 comments
Google's fiber moves in Africa could point the way towards a better economic model for high-speed infrastructure.
Why Serving Big Businesses Is Different
Column  | 
8/3/2016  |  2 comments
As they seek to move upmarket in the commercial space, cable operators must find ways to address the unique needs and requirements of midsized and enterprise firms.
LTE & IoT Boom Poses Challenges in Africa, Middle East
Column  | 
8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Surging use of mobile data networks in Africa and the Middle East is forcing operators to think about backbone needs and IoT threats.
Upskill U on CORD With the Open Networking Lab
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/2/2016  |  6 comments
Guru Parulkar with the Open Networking Lab explains how and why telco central offices are being re-architected to mimic data centers.
400G Packet Processing Required
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Findings from our most recent multicore processor survey show how important these devices are in networking systems, giving us a look at what will be increasingly vital in 2017.
AT&T Boosts Training for New IP World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/2/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T's John Palmer spells out the company's plans to upgrade the skills of nearly all its 280,000 employees as AT&T undergoes one of the most significant transformations in its 137-year history.
How Cable Means Business About Business
Column  | 
8/1/2016  |  1 comment
In this first installment of a four-part series this week, CMG Partners looks at how much commercial services have grown for cable over the past decade and why.
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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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CEO Chat: UXP Systems' Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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