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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
Prime Reading  | 
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
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.
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
Between the CEOs  | 
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!
Shades of Ray  | 
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.
Jio Piles Further Pressure Onto Indian Old Guard
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The disruptive new entrant has announced details of new tariffs that have already had an impact on the share price of its biggest rival.
War of Words Escalates Between India's Jio & Airtel
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator and its high-profile new entrant are battling fiercely for broadband market share.
Versa Adds IPv6 Support to SD-WAN Suite
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.
Versa Announces Support for IPv4- & IPv6-based SD-WANs
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN vendor readies SD-WAN for Digital Transformation and IoT.
Nokia WINGs It With Global IoT Move
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia's latest IoT move is another sign of its enterprise and service-provider ambitions.
What Does Vodafone-Idea Merger Mean for India's Telecom Industry?
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between Vodafone and Idea could herald cost savings and put more pressure on current market leader Bharti Airtel.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
WiCipedia: Gaming the System, Bros Not Wanted & Be the Next Jane Bond
WiCipedia  | 
2/3/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT jobs for women; Super Bowl ads get less sexist; bye bye brogrammers; and more.
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Vodafone Sales Hit by Price Pressure in India, UK
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Service provider says full-year earnings will be at the lower end of previously issued guidance because of difficulties in two key markets.
Vodafone India Confirms Idea Cellular Talks
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Vodafone confirms that it is in discussions with the Aditya Birla Group about an all share merger of Vodafone India
Vodafone in Merger Talks With India's Idea Cellular
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1/30/2017  |  1 comment
A merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators would create a new mobile giant.
India to Record Surge in Capex This Year
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1/29/2017  |  1 comment
Despite a global slowdown, India's telcos are set to spend even more on their networks this year than in 2016.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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1/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson has reported a year-on-year decline in fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 revenues.
Light Reading's BCE Takes the Telecom Revolution Back to Austin
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1/24/2017  |  1 comment
John Donovan, AT&T; Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink; and Ed Chan, Verizon, set to keynote at Light Reading's Big Communications Event, May 15-17.
India's Jio to Boost Networks With $4.4B Investment
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1/17/2017  |  Post a comment
India's newest operator is under growing pressure to improve the quality of its network services.
10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Shades of Ray  | 
1/16/2017  |  3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Airtel Launches First Pan-India Payments Bank
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1/12/2017  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is pushing fast into the mobile banking opportunity.
India's Jio to Disrupt (Again) With Low-Cost 4G Phones
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Efforts to drive down the cost of devices could spur 4G adoption in India.
Airtel Bids $350M for Telenor's India Biz – Reports
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1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is said to be in talks to acquire Telenor's local business in the latest sign of M&A activity in India.
VMware Aims for Key Role in India's Virtualization Market
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VMware expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.
Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
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12/30/2016  |  11 comments
Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom on what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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Intel & Cisco on Joint 5G Solutions

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Dave Ward, SVP and CTO of Cisco, is joined by Sandra Rivera, corporate VP and general manager of network platforms group of Intel, on the revolutionary 5G technology that changes networking and computing fundamentally.
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