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By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 4/25/2018
Containers were the darling of 2017, positioned as the answer to all questions about anything software related. Google uses them so they must be great, right?
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/24/2018
SD-WAN emerged as a way for enterprise and SMB customers to cut network costs. But the real benefits of SD-WAN are "network flexibility or redundancy, dynamic routing capability and ...
By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 4/24/2018
There's little argument that the ultimate architecture for telecom operators to deliver virtual network functions (VNFs) will be the cloud. But the road to Valhalla is littered with ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 4/23/2018
Zero-touch provisioning and deployment are long-standing terms used to describe automation of IT and data center infrastructure. The term Zero Touch Automation is now being used in telecom ...
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 4/19/2018
'Life-on-the-Edge' -- it sounds like a tagline the marketing committee at a surf or skate brand might default to in a (vain) attempt to sound cool and resonant. Alternatively, it could ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/12/2018
The wait is over. With hundreds of entries analyzed, scrutinized and debated, the shortlists for this year's Leading Lights awards have been published. And what a line-up it is! We ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/12/2018
Our third year of seeking out inspiring, pioneering women in the communications field was the most challenging yet -- challenging only because it was hard to narrow down our lists, and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/3/2018
As critical junctures go, the one facing the global communications industry right now looks an order of magnitude greater than anything that has come before.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/3/2018
If there's one takeaway from our latest Women in Comms event in Denver last month, it is that you don't want to miss our upcoming Women in Comms event in Austin next month…
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
Among the many great reasons to join us at BCE 2018 in Austin, Texas, are the educational workshops and panels. To find out more about Light Reading's Big Communications Event (BCE), click here.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/27/2018
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
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Hollywood Producer Talks Cosby, Caution & Cable

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Executive Producer Janet Leahy shares her story with WiC, offers advice for the cable industry to better support women and gives us a sneak preview of what she's working on next.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Come Together?

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Jamie and Scott are joined by Iain from Light Reading this week and they start by discussing the pros and cons of becoming a communications-slash-content provider. Is convergence a sound business strategy or is it better to just stick with what your company does best?

Next up: Why Chinese vendors are getting a hard time from Western authorities, with ZTE ...

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The Necessity for Operators to Be Digitally Relevant

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This video highlights what operators have to do with their network transformation strategy if they want to take on a greater role in the digital services market, especially to get ready for future of 5G enabled services such as smart cities, eMBB, uRLLC, VR, IoT and similar applications. It also advises on the challenges in migrating to the cloud-based networks as ...
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Adoption of DNOP by Operators

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New network operations strategy by operators need to integrate Digital Network Operation Platform (DNOP) style architecture for their new network infrastructure that supports agility, on-demand, automation and customer-oriented experience in digital services. The Huawei's Network Cloud Engine (NCE) embraces a multilayer WAN SDN platform envisioned in the DNOP, ...
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Future Network With Built-In Security

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At MWC 2018, Rohit Mehra, IDC's vice president of Network Infrastructure, shares his opinions on software-defined security (SDSec). Mehra believes that a proactive, closed-loop and automation solution can help solve the security challenges in SDN/ NFV networks.
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7Sense CEO on NB-IoT & Its Application in Agricultural Business

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Max Tangen, CEO of 7Sense Products, was interviewed by Iain Morris, international editor of Light Reading, on how Huawei's NB-IoT technologies enabled its agricultural operations.
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Verizon on Drag & Drop Automation

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DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- Srilakshmi Valisammagari, senior technologist & strategist - SDN/NFV Innovations for Verizon, addresses the operators' efforts to deliver automation to enterprise customers via Verizon Service Designer. Valisammagari says Verizon Service Designer simplifies the process flow -- from service design to implementation to provisioning ...
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Why Sky TV Digs Virtual Reality

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Sky TV's Richard Mills explains how the British satellite operator is scoring with VR sports, dramas, highlights shows and other short-form programming.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Video Experience Crowdfunding Promotes the Rapid Development of China Unicom

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China Unicom shares successful experience in mobile video experience management.
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PCCW's Hughes: Intent-Based Networking Puts the Customer in Control

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DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- David Hughes, VP of IP Engineering at PCCW Global, explains how intent-based networking simplifies network provisioning and "puts the customer in control of the provisioning process." Hughes addresses PCCW's own efforts to implement intent-based networking and looks at how the technology will affect service delivery for customers ...
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Versa Networks on SD-WAN's Impact to Service Providers

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Kelly Ahuja, President and CEO of Versa Networks, discusses Versa's latest developments over the past year, how technologies such as SD-WAN impact the service provider's business model and market, and if these innovations are taking away opportunities and revenue from them.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Women of Wall Street CEO Offers Discrimination Solutions

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Blind hiring, raising awareness, encouraging dialogue and ending binding arbitration agreements are a few ways the industry can thwart gender discrimination, says former Wall Street executive Karen MacFarlane, who saw first hand how pervasive it was in the financial industry.