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ON2020 Looks to the Future at ECOC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/17/2017  |  Post a comment
ON2020 has been surveying the optical networking needs and evolution strategies of leading network operators and is ready to share the results at ECOC 2017.
Demystifying the 3GPP
Column  | 
8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
An insider's perspective on how 4G and 5G standards get created.
Are Cord-Cutting's Days Numbered?
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/14/2017  |  14 comments
While cord-cutting surged in the second quarter and promises to rise again this quarter, could the proliferation of OTT services lead consumers back to pay-TV bundles eventually?
WiCipedia: Podcasts, Charity Tech & Micro-Aggressions
WiCipedia  | 
8/11/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A guide to podcasts by and for women; college women in STEM experience gender exclusion; harassment in tech is the norm in Oz/NZ; and more.
Where Is My Data & Why Should I Care?
Column  | 
8/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Even in the cloud, location matters thanks to regulation, as Ashwin Krishnan of Hytrust explains.
400 Gigabit Ethernet Is Here, but Who Benefits?
Column  | 
8/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Who benefits from the new Ethernet protocol and why? Ixia Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Harris has some suggestions.
Gigabit LTE Takes to the Air
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/8/2017  |  2 comments
Just a few years ago, Gigabit mobile broadband was almost unthinkable. In 2017 it will be a reality.
WiCipedia: Automation Natives & Forging Your Own Path
WiCipedia  | 
8/4/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Preparing toddlers for robots; gender preferences in the office; Tesla makes an innovative (and long-overdue) move; and more.
AppViewX Boosts App Automation
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/4/2017  |  Post a comment
AppViewX extending its toolkit for app deployment and orchestration to automate manual processes and help network operators save time.
Automation, IP & the New Network Edge
MariNation  | 
8/2/2017  |  2 comments
A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?
Structural Issues Facing LPWA in the Utility Sector
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Despite some challenges ahead, the utility sector remains a promising one for LPWA, not least because utilities themselves are seeing the benefits of becoming more digital throughout their operations, and because of the increasing coverage of networks and availability of key enabling components, such as communications modules from a broadening ecosystem.
Verizon SVP Bridges the Network/Consumer Divide
Mentor Monday  | 
7/31/2017  |  1 comment
Aparna Khurjekar shares how she keeps tabs on consumer interests, leads diverse teams, makes mentoring a priority and more.
A 5G Apple iPhone? Don't Hold Your Breath!
Jonestown  | 
7/31/2017  |  2 comments
Apple's 5G tests are still at a very early stage.
WiCipedia: 'Build Up, Never Tear Down'
WiCipedia  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber's saving grace; 'boys will be boys'; gaming without prejudice; and more.
The Hidden (Human) Cost of Automation
From the Founder  | 
7/26/2017  |  9 comments
NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
Cable Eyes SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/25/2017  |  4 comments
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is offering cable multiple system operators (MSOs) a leg up in the market, offering solutions other than fiber, such as DOCSIS 3.1; however, it is not without its challenges.
Upskill U With MetTel on NFV & Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
This week at Upskill U, Ed Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, will cover the challenges operators face in furthering their goals for NFV while also meeting security requirements.
WiC Radio: Tune In to Hear the Ovum Outlook
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
Nicole Engelbert, the director of research and analsis for Ovum, will be joining Women in Comms on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 11:00 a.m. EST to talk all things women in tech.
100G Growth Fuels Race to 400G & Beyond
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Widespread deployment of 100G connections in data centers and across networks is driving demand for 400G solutions and funding development of 400G components.
What's a Little Throttling Between Friends?
MariNation  | 
7/24/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon capped the speeds on video streaming apps last week, and customers weren't happy.
NFV, SDN, Big Data – It's All About Automation
Craig's A-List  | 
7/21/2017  |  9 comments
The network must be automated. And Light Reading must write about it.
WiCipedia: From New Zealand to the Silicon Prairie & Beyond
WiCipedia  | 
7/21/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech make a timely departure; Smartphones put safety first; Silicon Prairie makes a statement; and more.
Discussing 5G Spectrum on Capitol Hill
Column  | 
7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Status and next steps on spectrum policy for Gigabit LTE and 5G in the US and beyond.
Deloitte Does Away With Diversity-Focused ERGs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/20/2017  |  2 comments
Consulting firm will build 'inclusion councils' with white men in the mix instead of employee resource groups for women and minorities alone.
Get Ready for Direct Detect 100G for Metro DCI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Challenging the dominance of coherent detection, direct detection modulation has re-emerged as an economically viable option in metro data center interconnection (DCI).
In the TV Biz, AT&T Walks a Tricky Line
MariNation  | 
7/17/2017  |  1 comment
Has AT&T over-extended itself in the video business?
Facing the Facebook Video Threat
Column  | 
7/17/2017  |  5 comments
Will social media platforms be the next big disruptor of the pay-TV industry? Could be, but pay-TV providers have ways to respond to this and other threats.
WiCipedia: From Topless Robots to Killer Airbags
WiCipedia  | 
7/14/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Scantily clad robots and Ashton Kutcher make headlines; Say bye-bye to White House science; Will Gen Z close the gap?; and more.
The Finger-Lickin' Fone: A Plucky Effort?
Shades of Ray  | 
7/14/2017  |  6 comments
In China, consumers can now place a Kentucky Fried Phonecall.
AT&T Parades Into Net Neutrality Protest
MariNation  | 
7/12/2017  |  4 comments
If you say the words bubble gum over and over, they lose all meaning. So it goes with net neutrality.
Competitive Intelligence That's Free, Fast & Easy
The Pediatrician  | 
7/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Virtuapedia and Testapedia are outstanding replacements for CI in the communications industry.
The Emergence of Private LTE Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/10/2017  |  1 comment
Designed-for-purpose, private LTE systems are emerging as the preferred wireless platform for enterprises with production-critical automation and mobility needs.
Challenges on the Road to C-RAN Adoption
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
The 'cloudification' phase ain't no walk in the park.
Gigabit LTE Comes to China, Going Global
Column  | 
7/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Gigabit LTE is a must-have, not a gimmick, for operators around the globe.
Europe's GDPR: Don't Get Lost in Translation
Column  | 
7/7/2017  |  Post a comment
What organizations can expect when becoming GDPR compliant and how they can effectively navigate it.
WiCipedia: VR's 'Man-Babies' & No Watershed Moments – Yet
WiCipedia  | 
7/7/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Apologies don't create change but action does; women in virtual reality speak out; how media affects girls' career choices; and more.
Hey Men of Silicon Valley, Stop Being Creepy!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/5/2017  |  12 comments
How many more women have to come forward and public apologies issued before we can just agree that now is the time to stop being creepy and start being decent human beings?
Where Internet TV Lost Its Way
MariNation  | 
7/5/2017  |  11 comments
I want my GoT! (The modern-day version of I want my MTV!)
Consumer-Centric Services? It's About Time
Rewired  | 
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?
Automatic for the Operations People
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/3/2017  |  5 comments
Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.
College Professor Finds a Home in AT&T Labs
Mentor Monday  | 
7/3/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T Labs Director DeDe Paul combines a knack for mathematics with people skills to help the carrier make business use of its piles and piles of network and customer data.
How Startups Can Win as Moore's Law Ends
Column  | 
6/30/2017  |  5 comments
Is there an upside to Moore's Law slowing down? Actually, there are many.
Bright Lights, Smart City: A 'Street Furniture' Exploration
MariNation  | 
6/30/2017  |  8 comments
Street furniture is the new telephone pole.
WiCipedia: 'Persona Non Grata' Tech Moms & the Refugee STEM Pilot
WiCipedia  | 
6/30/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A man wears a minidress to work when shorts won't cut it; an inspiring pilot travels alone to spread the word of STEM; tech moms get no respect; and more.
Calix: Russo's Not-So-Overnight Success?
Rewired  | 
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.
Apple-Cisco Partnership Opens Enterprise Opportunities
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/26/2017  |  2 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook signals a new enterprise push in a joint appearance with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, presenting possible new enterprise business opportunities for service providers.
Bagel Downloads & Virtual Cappuccinos
Morris Lore  | 
6/26/2017  |  4 comments
The obsession with being a software company is getting out of hand.
Empowering Women in Africa – From the US
Mentor Monday  | 
6/26/2017  |  1 comment
Nneoma Nwankwo, a Citi analyst and founder of Empower46, helps bring news of female education and empowerment across Africa to the US.
Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.
Does AT&T Deserve Time Warner?
MariNation  | 
6/23/2017  |  9 comments
'Deserve' is such a strong word...
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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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
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.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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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