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Key developments from the mobile backhaul sector, including synchronization.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2017
Network operators are "uniquely positioned" to convert their central offices and cell towers into distributed computing facilities to support a wide range of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/24/2017
For mobile operators plotting their 5G futures, backhaul is fast emerging as one of the most pressing concerns.
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Crown Castle is to splash $7.1 billion in cash on a takeover of Lightower, which owns fiber networks in some of the biggest US markets, in anticipation of soaring ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/18/2017
It turns out that launching IoT markets is a lot faster than rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades. After announcing two trial IoT networks in Philadelphia and San ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/14/2017
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has warned the country's regulatory authorities that regulation of fiber networks could hinder its ability to invest in 5G networks.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach tests 25G/100G symmetric PON prototype with Huawei; Deutsche Telekom enters network-sharing agreement with EWE; Colt ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/13/2017
Germany's government is leaning on the country's telecom operators to make a "significant" increase in spending on fiber networks to support the forthcoming rollout ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/4/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opts for Cisco kit in metro upgrade; Net Insight disappoints in Q2; Paris Court of Appeal backs regulator in ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/30/2017
There are a couple of terms now showing up more frequently in the smart city lexicon. One of them is "wayfinding," as in how digital kiosks can help citizens and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/29/2017
FPGA-based processor specialist Ethernity Networks has raised £15 million (US$19.5 million) from an IPO on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and says the ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/29/2017
The Tour de France is an incredibly demanding endeavor for the near 200 riders that take part, but it's equally as strenuous for the network operator responsible for ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/28/2017
Vodafone UK is now boasting a mobile technology lead over chief rival BT/EE as it prepares its networks for a launch of 5G services that could happen as soon as 2019.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/13/2017
Infinera has upgraded the popular metro transport aggregation platform that it brought on board with the acquisition of Transmode two years ago by boosting the ...
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Red Hat's Hood Talks Security for SD-WAN
Ian Hood, Chief Architect, Global Service Provider, Red Hat, 7/27/2017
Red Hat's Ian Hood delves into the security challenges for SD-WAN.
IDC's Hicks: Digital Transformations Are About More Than Technology
Andy Hicks, Research Director, EMEA Telecommunications & Networking Group, IDC, 7/26/2017
Digital transformations aren't just the technologies, they also include the ...
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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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

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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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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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