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Eurobites: 3 UK Threatens Lawsuit Over 5G Auction
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU scrutinizes Facebook's response to charges over WhatsApp deal; Dusseldorf trials digital health system with ZTE; Onecom boss cleared of manslaughter charges.
BT: Telco Mindset Could Negate Container Benefits
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
BT's Peter Willis says operators will have to start treating their network functions like expendable cattle, rather than much-loved pets, to benefit from container technology.
ONAP to Release Code to Public Imminently, Says AT&T
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3/22/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T executive says open sourcing should ultimately allow operators to onboard VNFs in fewer steps than it takes today.
IMS: The Faithful Bedfellow of MNOs Everywhere
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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.
Eurobites: A1, Nokia Turn It Up to 11
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3/22/2017  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: biometric sensor firm's warning hits shares; Plusnet fined for bad billing; Swisscom hooks up with Swiss Post for IoT; Sky Q gets voice search.
Tata, Colt Take Vendors to Task on SD-WAN Interoperability
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor interoperability, a persistent bugbear in the SDN and NFV community, is a particular concern for operators investing in SD-WAN technology.
Russia's MTS: There Is No 5G Business Case
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3/21/2017  |  4 comments
Russia's biggest telco has nothing positive to say about 5G technology during an investor presentation in London.
Eurobites: Altice Bags Video Ad Firm for €285M
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3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 UK suffers fresh data breach; eir makes management changes; Google searches its soul after ad storm; buzz around NB-IoT.
InterDigital's Role in the 5G, IoT Era
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3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Alan Carlton, managing director and VP for Europe at InterDigital, talks about the company's role in 5G projects in Europe and the prospects for the company in the IoT market.
Lessons Learned From Digital Transformation
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3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
Vodafone to Miss NB-IoT Launch Targets
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
UK-based operator says commercial NB-IoT services will go live in Ireland and the Netherlands in the summer, several months later than originally planned.
Eurobites: Scots Pump £15M Into Fiber Expansion
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3/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes IoT at CeBIT; Openreach turns to VR for recruitment help; RAD promotes rowing titan; Proximus sells off real estate.
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.
Eurobites: Italy First Pasta the Post for 5G
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3/17/2017  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Interoute's container breakthrough; T-Systems peddles AI; ADVA's edge NFV device passes muster; consumer watchdogs bark at online giants.
Nokia to Split Mobile Biz, Rejig Management After Mobile Boss Quits
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3/17/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor hopes latest restructuring efforts, which include a carve-up of its mobile networks business, will better position it for new growth opportunities.
Interoute, Rancher Team on Managed Container Platform
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3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Interoute has integrated its managed global cloud infrastructure with the Rancher container management platform.
Huawei Targets Revenues of $150B Within a Few Years
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3/16/2017  |  2 comments
CEO tells Light Reading that further dramatic growth is expected and that the company is targeting annual revenues of more than $150 billion within the next five years.
Orange's Africa Targets in Doubt After Sales Slowdown
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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.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Looms
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Hosts NB-IoT Olympics
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange rolls out its brand in Burkina Faso; MegaFon net profit slumps; Telia trumpets TIP role with Facebook; Proximus refinances.
Can Major Surgery Rehabilitate DT's Smart Home Platform?
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3/15/2017  |  12 comments
With a new boss and a radically different proposition, Deutsche Telekom's smart home business is reaching out to prospective European partners.
Outstanding Results for the First ETSI NFV Interoperability Test Event
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3/15/2017  |  Post a comment
ETSI has just released the results of its two-week NFV Plugtests event in Spain.
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.
Eurobites: KPN Fears 5G Freeze-Out
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3/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon pushes smart home devices; ADVA supports Exaring network in Germany; UKTV rejigs YouView portal.
The Growing Pains of 5G
Prime Reading  | 
3/15/2017  |  3 comments
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.
Returning to a Cloudy Software World
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3/14/2017  |  5 comments
After a few years away, I'm back at Light Reading – and I've returned to a strange new world of clouds and software.
OrbTV: EdgeConneX CTO on Prepping for 5G, IoT
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Don MacNeil, CTO, EdgeConneX, talks to Liz Coyne, managing editor, Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress about how edge data center operators are preparing for a future of 5G, IoT and more.
Cedexis Appoints Ryan Windham New CEO
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Ryan Windham was hired as a vice president at Cedexis in 2016, and now moves into the role of CEO
Eurobites: UK Agencies Fuel Cyber Fears
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Chancellor Merkel on cyber alert; Nokia takes the train in Malaysia; 'fit and proper' test for Sky; WiFi kiosks for London's Southwark.
CEO Chat With TEOCO's Atul Jain
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
Light Reading Appoints Craig Matsumoto as Editor-in-Chief
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Experienced and respected journalist returns to Light Reading to take the top editorial role at the expanding digital publishing group.
OrbTV: AT&T CMO & the 'Digital Mindset'
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T Business Solutions' chief marketing officer, Steve McGaw, sat down with Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, at Mobile World Congress to talk about how CSPs need to get into the "digital mindset" in order to succeed in a cloud-based future.
ETSI Partners on NFC Service Management Standard
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Collaboration between ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum will ensure predictable behavior of an NFC service regardless of where it is hosted and other services being delivered.
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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3/13/2017  |  3 comments
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.
OrbTV: AT&T's CMO Details $40B Spend
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer of AT&T Business Solutions, details out the 2016 and 2017 $40 billion capex outlay in part one of an interview with Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress.
Eurobites: Turin to Be Shrouded in 5G
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3/13/2017  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone creates UK call center jobs; TalkTalk hack fears; UHD content for Swisscom TV viewers; DT's cloud gets new features.
Turin to Be Italy's First 5G City, Says TIM
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Over 100 smart cells will be installed in the main streets and squares of the city as early as 2017.
OrbTV: Orange & the NFV, SDN Opportunity
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Didier Duriez, senior vice president of Global Services and Solutions at Orange Business Services, talks to Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief at Light Reading, about the opportunities created by SDN and NFV, and the work it's doing with AT&T and its ECOMP MANO solution, which is now merged with OPEN-O and called ONAP.
OrbTV: Tele2 CEO on Industry 4.0
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2, spoke with Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief of Light Reading, about the fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact it will have on businesses and society in general and the challenges it will bring for service providers.
OrbTV: EE Talks Emergency Services & 5G
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Tom Bennett, director of network services and devices for EE, talks to Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, about the service provider's approach to emergency services and the move to 5G.
WiCipedia: Vodafone Rules, A Day Without a Woman & Reclaiming Ambition
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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.
Eurobites: Networking Project Aims for More Than Zero
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson restates its numbers; Google invests in Currencycloud; EU court reins in 'right to be forgotten'; eir renegotiates loan terms.
3GPP Approves Plans to Fast Track 5G NR
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3/10/2017  |  2 comments
Standards body approves a New Radio (NR) acceleration plan that could see the first standardized 5G services launched in 2019.
BT Agrees to Openreach Split
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Networks business will become a legally separate entity within BT Group, with its own board and budget, following deal with regulator Ofcom.
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.
OrbTV: ETSI Goes Sci-Fi With AI
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, sheds light on the organization's new AI group, and talks about the state of 5G standards.
OrbTV: DT's CTO on 5G Strategy
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's News Editor, Iain Morris, sat down with Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, group CTO of Deutsche Telekom, at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's newly announced strategy, commitment and timeline for 5G.
OrbTV: Orange & the 'Human' Side of IoT
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services' Olivier Ondet talks to Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Steve Bell of Heavy Reading about privacy, security and monetization issues around IoT.
NIA Preps NFV Certification Program
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
The New IP Agency (NIA), which already undertakes NFV interoperability testing, is adding a certification program to its 2017 plans, explains board member Axel Clauberg.
Altice USA Sticks to High-Fiber Diet
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Even as it slashes its overall capex budget, Altice is still spending heavily to roll out FTTH networks and boost broadband speeds in its US territories.
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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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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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Mastercard: Payment From Every Device

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A world where everything and everyone is connected creates new points of interaction for commerce. These digital experiences cannot be developed in isolation and instead require an ecosystem to drive mass consumer and enterprise adoption and create better consumer engagement. Predicting when that growth will happen is difficult, but always keeping the end user in ...
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InterDigital's Role in the 5G, IoT Era

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Alan Carlton, managing director and VP for Europe at InterDigital, talks about the company's role in 5G projects in Europe and the prospects for the company in the IoT market.
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Lessons Learned From Digital Transformation

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Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
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NetNumber's CMO Shares Her Diversity Do's

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The telecom industry is transforming the world, and diversity plays a critical role in driving the innovation behind it. NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
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Software-Driven Architecture for 5G & IOT

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We present Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges's report from Mobile World Congress -- where operators and vendors are working to bring a variety of technologies together to make virtualization a reality in the era of 5G and IoT.
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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