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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/27/2017
Also in today's MWC-tinged EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom form Quantum Alliance; BT heads for the TIP; Nokia re-brands Withings health ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Australia's Telstra has handed Ericsson a major optical network contract as part of a A$3 billion ($2.3 billion) network ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/23/2017
Ericsson has become the latest major industry name to join the ranks of the New IP Agency (NIA), the international non-profit organization dedicated to easing the ...
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/23/2017
India's largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Telenor India subject to regulatory approvals. The announcement, ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/23/2017
Tata Teleservices has initiated talks with fellow Indian operator Reliance Communications (RCom) to join the merged entity of RCom-Aircel and MTS.
By Denise Culver, 2/22/2017
The symbiosis between artificial intelligence (AI) and software-defined networks (SDNs) is an intriguing and -- dare I even tempt the gods? -- exciting possibility ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/21/2017
Back in the day, Light Reading was all about the mothership website -- you know, this one, launched in 2000 -- and the band of smartypants analysts collectively known ...
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By Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/21/2017
Enterprises of all sizes are expected to increase their spending on public cloud infrastructure this year, with IDC predicting that businesses will spend $122.5 ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/21/2017
India's newest service provider, Reliance Jio, continues to make fierce enemies of the country's other telcos, today announcing new tariff schemes that will maintain ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/21/2017
The rivalry between Indian operators Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio has reached an extraordinary level of intensity. In a relatively recent move, Jio went as far as ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/20/2017
5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
By Sandeep Raina, Product Marketing Director, MYCOM OSI, 2/20/2017
As CSPs undergo a digital transformation -- running their business from a cloud environment, selling digital services and operating like webscale Internet companies ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/20/2017
Japan's SoftBank may be willing to cede control of Sprint to rival T-Mobile US, itself majority owned by Germany's Deutsche Telekom, if such a move would help to seal ...
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AT&T's Nassaur: Keep an Open Mind on Containers
Douglas Nassaur, GM & Lead Principal Technical Architect, Technology Design & Architecture, AT&T, 2/27/2017
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A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
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Introducing OrbTV: Netscout's MWC Day 1 Recap

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The executive team of Netscout reviews the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for OrbTV -- Light Reading and Netscout's full coverage of the show. We'll have daily show recaps, service provider interviews and tours of the show floor.
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Innovation at MWC: Low-Power IoT for Scottish Sea Lions

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Light Reading's Liz Coyne tours the GSMA's Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2017. A key theme of this year's event is how low-power or no-power IoT devices could become a part of our everyday lives. Imagine a world in which over 15 billion shipping pallets communicate with cellular networks down the entire supply chain. Or a parka that reveals your ...
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Huawei Will Accelerate the Spread of the Video Business

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What is the future of the booming video business? What changes will happen to the video industry chain in the future? Hunter Hu, VP of Huawei Video Product Line, shares his viewpoints and explains how Huawei can be an enabler and accelerate the spread of the video business.
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Frost & Sullivan's Jonas Zelba on Going Beyond Connectivity

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Telecom operators across the globe are trying to understand what can they offer beyond connectivity. Operators are already introducing new and innovative services but they are faced with challenges due to unclear business models. Jonas highlights that no one operator can offer all the services itself. Operators in the Middle East should look within their ecosystem ...
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IDC's Paul Black on Cloudification

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Paul Black from IDC shares his insights on how cloudification is expected to combile all aspects of digital transformation.
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Industry Expert Michael Howard Talks About Cloud Native

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Cloud Native is a really nice term and a lot of people are using it. But most of them have their own definition of what Cloud Native means. Michael Howard offers his take on the terminology.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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What WTTX Can Deliver

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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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