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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/25/2017
Ailing Ericsson has racked up huge first-quarter losses on a further double-digit decline in sales and mounting cost problems, as self-described "rookie" CEO Börje ...
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By Bryan Adamson, 4/19/2017
Communications service providers (CSPs) have long relied on OSS and BSS systems to keep key functions like sales, payments and installations running. But as legacy ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 4/6/2017
When Nokia closes its €347 million (US$370 million) acquisition of Comptel, which is imminent, it's going to inherit a prime virtualization deal from its fellow ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/5/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Open Networking Summit 2017 - This event has proven to be a major coming out party for ONAP, the newly converged open source MANO organization, ...
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 4/4/2017
The need to know what is going on in the network and how it is impacting service quality and customers in real time has grown in urgency. Active real-time network ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/31/2017
Ericsson needs to bulk up its BSS and OSS (B/OSS) business through takeover activity if it is serious about the opportunity, according to a leading analyst.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/29/2017
Competitive UK quad play service provider TalkTalk is set to revamp its video services offering in the coming months and has looked across the Atlantic for inspiration.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/29/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN trials 4x4 MIMO; Telecom Italia concerned about its French connection; Ericsson lands Canadian IPTV deal; BT's bad month ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/29/2017
Here's some M&A speculation that will leave tech community mouths agape: Oracle is sizing up a potential bid to acquire global system integrator Accenture.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/22/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: biometric sensor firm's warning hits shares; Plusnet fined for bad billing; Swisscom hooks up with Swiss Post for IoT; Sky Q ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/21/2017
Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/16/2017
Time is rapidly running out for you to stand a chance of being a winner in the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 3/14/2017
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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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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The Impact of Video

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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, for a discussion of 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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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.