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Ericsson Plans 25,000 Job Cuts – Report
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8/17/2017  |  3 comments
Ericsson's headcount could be reduced by up to 25,000 as part of the Swedish vendor's new cost-cutting measures, according to sources cited by Svenska Dagbladet.
1.4B 5G Connections by 2025? Analysts Say Yes
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8/16/2017  |  3 comments
Juniper Research is expecting over 1 billion 5G connections by 2025, up 232% from the expected launch in 2019. Many of these will be IoT devices.
PCCW Sells $110M Stake in Its OTT Unit
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8/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The video and music streaming service unit of Hong Kong giant PCCW is taking on some notable new investors that will jointly own a minority stake.
Youth, Mobile Driving Internet Adoption in Developing Countries: ITU
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8/4/2017  |  1 comment
New research from the ITU finds that growth in Internet adoption is being driven by younger people and mobile networks are increasingly being used to access the web, rather than fixed-line networks.
VoLTE Picks Up in India
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8/1/2017  |  Post a comment
VoLTE holds plenty of appeal in India as a way of supporting low-cost but high-quality voice services.
RJio Rivals May Have to Subsidize Devices
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7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The launch of a low-cost 4G handset by India's new entrant could force the country's biggest players to take dramatic steps.
India's Telcos Outraged by Plans for Local Gear Tests
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7/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Indian service providers say government plans for local equipment testing would drive up costs and disrupt business.
RJio Disrupts Again With Low-Cost 4G Phone
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7/21/2017  |  2 comments
India's disruptive new entrant has launched a low-cost 4G phone that could further shake up the sector.
Brexit, India Weigh on Vodafone Sales
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7/21/2017  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator reports modest growth in service revenues but is under pressure from Brexit at home and aggressive competition in India.
India's Airtel Accuses RJio of Trying to Kill Competition
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The issue of interconnection fees has become the latest battleground between Airtel and RJio.
RJio Spurs Indian Interest in NFV
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
The recent market entry of RJio is putting other operators under pressure to make investments in new software and virtualization technologies.
Mobile to Power Online Video Consumption – Zenith
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7/19/2017  |  9 comments
Latest edition of the media agency's annual Online Video Forecast finds that mobile video will power the next growth spurt in online video consumption.
India's Airtel Takes Digital Leap With Project Next
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7/13/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider has already spent heavily on network transformation. Now it's tackling the customer experience.
India's Airtel, Tata Explore Mega Merger – Reports
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7/7/2017  |  Post a comment
There are rumors of yet another mega merger in India's telecom market as consolidation continues to sweep the industry.
RJio Slowdown Offers Hope to Airtel, Vodafone
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7/3/2017  |  3 comments
The pace of subscriber growth at India's newest service provider has slowed down sharply.
Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit Tackles Business Reality Behind Historic Change
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Fourth annual, must-attend summit set for Prague, December 5-7; critical discussions among communications industry movers and shakers to focus on 5G, IoT, NFV, Video, Smart Cities and Security.
India's State-Run BSNL Gears Up for RJio Battle
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
The government-backed telco is getting ready for a fight against India's newest operator in the fixed-line broadband market.
Indian Telecom Industry Grapples With Huge Debt, Job Losses
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Decimated by an aggressive new entrant and government taxation, India's telcos desperately need to restore profitability.
Can India's RJio Succeed in Broadband?
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
India's disruptive new entrant is planning on carrying its mobile revolution into the broadband sector.
MetTel Takes IoT Anywhere With Single SIM
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
MetTel introduced the IoT Single SIM today, a cloud-connected chip that can securely and automatically connect devices to the IoT with the strongest signal via the four major US and 650 worldwide carriers.
Ovum Ramps Up Its 5G Subs Forecast
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Research firm now expects the number of 5G users to ramp significantly during 2022 to reach almost 390 million.
Parallel Wireless Founder Takes the Non-Traditional Path
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6/14/2017  |  2 comments
And that's made all the difference for Kaitki Agaawal, who shares her story and advice, as well as her perspective on wireless network evolutions with WiC in Austin.
Facebook's TIP Seizes vRAN Initiative From 3GPP
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Thanks largely to a startup called Phluido, a new working group within Facebook's TIP is looking to standardize the virtualization of the radio access network.
Ericsson Eyes Half a Billion 5G Users by 2022
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says recent plans to accelerate the development of 5G technology will spur rollouts from 2019 onward.
Tata Comms Hooks Up to Alibaba Cloud
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Tata's IZOTM Private Connect service to enable high-speed, low latency access to Alibaba Cloud ExpressConnect to customers from over 150 countries.
India's Devices Market: Chinese Dragons Versus Indian Tigers
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6/6/2017  |  Post a comment
India's device makers have fallen well behind their Chinese competitors in their domestic market.
WiCipedia: Best Initiatives for Women & Highest-Ranked Companies
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6/2/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A roundup of the best initiatives for women in tech; women rank their companies; South LA on the rise; and more.
Is Ciena in Breakaway Mode?
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6/1/2017  |  11 comments
CEO sees today's positive financial results as proof its long-term investment strategy is paying off during an industry shakeout period.
Why India's RJio Wants to Lease Dark Fiber From Govt.
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6/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Could RJio's sudden interest in serving rural communities spark a rush into India's hinterland?
RJio Onslaught Makes Going Tough for Indian Telcos
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Recent earnings reports show that India's telcos are struggling to adapt to the RJio era.
Airtel to Spend $2.5B in Capex as RJio Threat Grows
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5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator is under pressure from RJio's aggressive expansion as well as the merger between two of its chief old-guard rivals.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2017
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5/15/2017  |  1 comment
Find out who made it into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider)
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider) shortlist and why.
Facebook, Airtel to Set Up 20K WiFi Hotspots in India
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Social networking giant and India's biggest operator team up on a WiFi project.
Google Puts Cloud-Native NFV to the Test in India
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5/5/2017  |  5 comments
Google says its Railwire project is evidence that microservices and a cloud-native approach can work for carrier services.
Indian M&A: And Then There Were 5?
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5/5/2017  |  Post a comment
India's rapidly changing telecom market is likely to feature five new-look big players by the end of the year.
RJio & the Profitability Challenge
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5/2/2017  |  Post a comment
India's newest operator will have to capture about 200 million customers and keep a close eye on spending to achieve profitability.
India Gets Its First MVNO
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4/27/2017  |  2 comments
India has just gained its first mobile virtual network operator with the launch of services by Aerovoyce.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
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4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
RJio to Come Under Pressure as India's Old Guard Fights Back
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4/7/2017  |  Post a comment
New entrant Jio has put huge pressure on India's existing operators, but it faces growth challenges of its own.
Reliance Jio Joins ONAP
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4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Top telecommunications, digital platform and services provider in India joins open source NFV MANO project.
Indian M&A Forces Telcos Into Workforce Overhaul
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
With many telecom-sector employees set to lose their jobs during the current wave of industry consolidation, India's service providers need to think hard about retaining and attracting the right kind of talent.
Ericsson Presents New Business Strategy
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3/28/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson has unveiled a new strategy that focuses on its networks, telecom core, OSS/BSS and IoT units.
A BSNL-MTNL Merger: The Pros & Cons
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3/24/2017  |  Post a comment
A merger between India's government-owned telcos would hold lots of attractions, but it also faces many hurdles.
Airtel Acquires Tikona to Fill 4G Gaps
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider plugs gaps in its 4G footprint with another takeover deal.
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.
Ciena Bags Backbone Deal at India's RJio
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3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
India's disruptive 4G operator Reliance Jio has turned to Ciena for its packet-optical backbone gear.
Vodafone, Idea Strike $23B Deal to Form India's Biggest Telco
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators gets board approval and looks set to become a new market leader if it can sway regulators.
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Phone Review: Moto Z2 Play

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Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones reviews the Moto Z2 Play, which he calls 'a nice modern Android phone with good battery life and one of the nicest cameras' he's seen. The Moto Z2 Play is a Gigabit LTE-ready phone, but we were not able to test speeds that fast in the US.
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Three Gets Smart(y), BT Invokes Twitter – The Recap

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From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast
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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

7|19|17   |   6:40   |   (1) comment


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.
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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.
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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.
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