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Welcome to the Wild West of Privacy
Rewired  | 
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.
WiCipedia: Supergirls, No More Excuses & Media Monitoring
WiCipedia  | 
3/24/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A Down Under competition celebrates superhero girls; tips for how to find female execs; Motorola celebrates women in engineering; and more.
Cloud Boom, Virtualization Benefit Data Center Vendors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
The vendor community is responding to the need for greater innovation both within and beyond the data center.
IMS: The Faithful Bedfellow of MNOs Everywhere
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
IMS hit the top of its hype curve a long time ago and now it's delivering on its promises – but it still needs sophisticated test tools to keep it honest.
Why Being a Person in Tech Comes First
Column  | 
3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Sometimes your day job has to come before championing the women in tech cause, but that can be equally as beneficial, inspirational and productive.
Social Live Streaming: Killer App, or the App That Kills?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
If social live streaming becomes as popular as the Zuckerbergs of the world anticipate, it could become the mobile operators' greatest challenge.
High-Band 5G: Let's Address the Range Question, Shall We?
Jonestown  | 
3/21/2017  |  22 comments
There's one important thing still up in the air about 5G.
A Global 5G Platform
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
A wide body of 5G players, including operators, vendors and industry bodies, remain committed to developing a single, global 5G standard.
Top Priorities for B/OSS Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/20/2017  |  4 comments
Fast time to market and customer experience are the highest priorities for leading OSS/BSS vendors and service providers when it comes to B/OSS transformation.
Cisco's Kanouff Kick-Starts the Multiplier Effect
Mentor Monday  | 
3/20/2017  |  2 comments
Yvette Kanouff is issuing a challenge to other comms execs: sponsor one diverse person to advance to the next level, creating a multiplier effect to improve the pipeline.
ON2020: Driving Innovative Optical Network Solutions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The cloud era brings new challenges and opportunities to the optical networking community.
5G Faces a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Morris Lore  | 
3/17/2017  |  5 comments
Despite growing hype, the rollout of the next-generation network technology is unlikely to happen quickly or have an immediate impact on telco business.
WiCipedia: Eradicating Pay Gaps & Squashing Bro Culture
WiCipedia  | 
3/17/2017  |  5 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: We've got the pay gap prognosis; tips galore for eradicating bro culture; how working from home encourages diversity; and more.
Is UHD Ready for Primetime?
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/16/2017  |  2 comments
Despite strong sales of 4k-ready TV sets, the emergence of UHD content and some progress on technical standards, several obstacles remain for the UHD transition.
Orange's Africa Targets in Doubt After Sales Slowdown
Morris Lore  | 
3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The French operator's last earnings report reveals a troubling slowdown in a region that is supposed to be an engine of sales growth.
VNFs Draw Attention to Testing Needs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
As the infrastructure to support the onboarding of virtual network functions (VNFs) emerges, so the need for supporting test tools becomes increasingly apparent.
March Madness: Redefining a 'Live' Event
Column  | 
3/15/2017  |  1 comment
As a month-long, multi-city, 12-hour/day, multi-time zone, multi-device extravaganza, the NCAA basketball tournament poses unique streaming video challenges.
Why DOCSIS May Never Die
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/15/2017  |  12 comments
Whether it's the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec or the forthcoming Full Duplex DOCSIS spec, cablecos are still mainly counting on DOCSIS to rule the broadband space.
Real-Time Analytics Serves Multiple Functions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Analytics capabilities are enabling companies to expand beyond their traditional market boundaries.
Moto Phones Could Get Modular With 5G in Future
Jonestown  | 
3/14/2017  |  2 comments
Motorola CVP says the vendor could get to 5G through Moto Mods modules.
LTE-Advanced Pro: Creeping Into Networks Near You
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) trials are underway, and vendors are gearing up to offer the next stepping stone before 5G.
How Rachel Kutz Went From ET to AT&T VP
Mentor Monday  | 
3/13/2017  |  1 comment
Rachel Kutz, VP of supplier diversity at AT&T, may have envisioned herself in outer space, but a rewarding career in telecom was a nice consolation prize.
The How, What & Why of Accelerating 5G NR
Column  | 
3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As the 3GPP agrees on plan to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for 2019 deployments, a Qualcomm VP walks us through the reasons why.
WiCipedia: Vodafone Rules, A Day Without a Woman & Reclaiming Ambition
WiCipedia  | 
3/10/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Vodafone takes the cake for most positive campaigns for women under one roof; International Women's Day and A Day Without a Woman coincide; flexibility and mentorship reign supreme; and more.
SD-WAN Trends Underscore Need for Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As SD-WAN grows in popularity with enterprise users, the need for testing and monitoring these services will be paramount
Shared Spectrum for 5G New Radio
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/10/2017  |  1 comment
There are compelling opportunities for shared spectrum in 5G, but the industry must seize the opportunity in the specification phase to realize them.
Pushing Your Products to the Brink
Column  | 
3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
There is no substitute for testing under the most realistic conditions if you want to minimize the chances of network downtime.
Digital Transformation Grows Up
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies are reacting to the need for digital transformation with evolved strategies and supporting products.
The Digital Economy & GDPR
Column  | 
3/9/2017  |  3 comments
Stephen Cameron and Chris Pinnock examine the implications of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is due to come into force in May 2018 and which will affect every organization that uses the data of European citizens.
UK Govt to Spend Loose Change on 5G
Morris Lore  | 
3/8/2017  |  2 comments
The UK government's budget commitment to 5G is unlikely to advance the technology in any meaningful way, but it ticks a few important-sounding boxes.
Happy Women's Day: How Are You Being Bold for Change?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/8/2017  |  2 comments
On March 8 we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, and maybe abstain from working. Tell us how you are being bold to bring change.
CloudOptiX Restructures Transport Networks to Facilitate All-Cloud Network Evolution
News from Huawei  | 
3/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's CloudOptiX solution facilitates the cloudification of transport networks to both fulfill current demands and prepare for future challenges.
Huawei CloudCampus Empowers New Business Opportunities for Operators
News from Huawei  | 
3/7/2017  |  1 comment
Huawei CloudCampus solution leverages cloud management technology to implement centralized multi-tenant management and scales to manage up to several millions network elements so that operators can take full advantage of their high-performance network platforms.
Mentoring in the Mountains: Join WiC in Denver!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/7/2017  |  1 comment
Join WiC's first networking breakfast event of the year on Wednesday, March 22, in Denver, Colo., to talk mentoring -- how to find one, how to be one and much more.
Trump & Consequences
Rewired  | 
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.
Have You Entered the Leading Lights?
Shades of Ray  | 
3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Snap, Crackle & Pop: $28B IPO Stokes 'Bubble' Fears
Morris Lore  | 
3/3/2017  |  4 comments
The parent company of social networking site SnapChat is now worth an astonishing $28 billion following this week's IPO. Is this another bubble in the making?
WiCipedia: Uber's Catalyst for Change & Trump Signs STEM Bills
WiCipedia  | 
3/3/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: AT&T celebrates diversity; Trump signs two bills into place for women in STEM; women leave tech 45% more than men; and more.
Pay-TV Security Gets 50 Shades Darker
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.
5G Shines New Light on Backhaul Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Backhaul is crucial – and so is its testing.
Will YouTube TV Hit OTT Sweet Spot?
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/1/2017  |  3 comments
Google unit spells out plans to launch its own OTT skinny bundle service for $35 a month but will face stiff competition in an increasingly crowded market.
All-Cloud Networks: Enabling Telco Business Success in the Cloud Era
News from Huawei  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's end-to-end All-Cloud network, introduced at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC17), demonstrates how telecom operators can evolve their networks to innovate and grow in the digital era.
All-Optical Switching Supports Full Mesh Backbone Networks to Achieve One-Hop Transmission Between DCs
News from Huawei  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's OXC all-optical switching solution has large-capacity switching and multi-degree optical-layer grooming capabilities, which can better meet requirements on full mesh connections on backbone networks.
SaaS Is Looking Trendy... Again
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2017  |  2 comments
Software-as-a-service is coming to the fore in 2017.
4.5G Evolution – Where Technology Meets Business Growth
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
More than 100 carriers have deployed 4.5G commercial or trial networks around the globe.
Let's Get 5G Up & Running
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Together, we need to actively embrace new technology, new business modes, and new applications to fully prepare for the arrival of the 5G era.
Pushing the Limits of Spectrum to Unleash Network Potential
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's 'All Cloud' mobile network strategy receives widespread industry recognition.
Huawei Launches Next-Gen Indoor Mobile Broadband Solution, LampSite 3.0
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
New indoor coverage solution accelerates digital transformation and unleashes the potential of indoor digital economy.
NFV to NFC: Operators Must Prepare a Future-Ready Cloud
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei is committed to the introduction of cloud technology and extension to the basic network of various fields.
Huawei All-Flash Storage, Accelerating Mission Critical Business for Carriers
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Flash memory used to be considered a differentiated competitive advantage, but now it is a must-have in cloud data centers.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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