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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!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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.
Indian Govt to Hold 5G Auction This Year
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3/17/2017  |  1 comment
Government plans to auction new 5G spectrum this year are likely to meet resistance from the industry.
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.
Jio, Google Planning Affordable 4G Phone for India – Reports
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between Jio and Google aims to develop a low-cost phone for Indian consumers.
Returning to a Cloudy Software World
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3/14/2017  |  6 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.
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.
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.
Vodafone, Idea Could Merge This Week – Reports
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Fresh reports suggest a 50:50 merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators is imminent.
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.
Idea Cellular Offers Women Private Recharge
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Electronic recharge service lets women in India recharge their prepaid mobile phones at retailers without disclosing their mobile number for privacy and security.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
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3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
Tech Mahindra Opens Factory of the Future Center
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3/7/2017  |  Post a comment
First-of-its-kind initiative to strengthen position as a solutions provider for smart manufacturing.
Ericsson Successfully Deploys OSS Fulfillment Suite for Jio in India
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson has successfully deployed an end-to-end OSS fulfillment suite for Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, the world's fastest-growing operator.
Nokia Pitches Full 5G Suite but Shies Away From 5G Acceleration Push
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2/26/2017  |  2 comments
Nokia added to the vendor fanfare Sunday with a range of announcements, including an end-to-end pre-standards 5G solution, but it stepped away from a broader industry push to accelerate the 5G standards process.
Airtel to Acquire Telenor in India
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider snaps up another struggling player just days after Vodafone and Idea, the number two and three players, begin merger talks.
Tata Teleservices Explores Merger with RCom-Aircel-MTS
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Consolidation is all the rage in India's mobile market, as smaller players struggle to survive.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
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2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
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Masergy: It's Time for SD-WAN Options

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Paul Ruelas, director of network products for Masergy, explains how adding SD-WAN has changed the service mix for his company's customers. In some cases, the change is incremental, enabling more granular customer control. Masergy's newest version, SD-WAN Go, gives up some of those controls for a streamlined version targeting mid-sized customers with the most ...
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Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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