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By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 9/24/2018
The 5G Transport event will examine how packet/optical networking, edge data centers and distributed cloud platforms can combine to support the new 5G RAN and core architecture, and the many new service types associated with 5G.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/24/2018
Worldpay's Philip Jansen could succeed Gavin Patterson to become the next CEO of the UK's phone incumbent.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/24/2018
Vodafone's UK business is offering customer service agents the chance to retrain as coders, as an increasingly sophisticated chatbot takes over their jobs.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/24/2018
Digital transformation is a complex challenge but one that will help service providers revitalize their businesses, as we found out at this year's Operations Transformation Forum (OTF) in Munich.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/21/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: A majority female C-suite; avoiding another financial crisis; charitable donation allocation; and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/21/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica reboots its startup incubator; Inmarsat strikes in-flight WiFi deal with Panasonic; UK considers Internet regulator.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/20/2018
In its quest for the edge computing holy grail, Deutsche Telekom-backed startup MobiledgeX has developed a set of middleware tools that it will offer up as royalty-free open source code as it plans world domination by MWC 2019...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/20/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia considers Brazilian acquisition; Deutsche Telekom and Aricent edge nearer; Nokia helps the trains run on time.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/19/2018
Big Blue is introducing a cloud service and open source toolkit to help reduce bias from AI decisions, and make those decisions more explainable.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/19/2018
If video is so important to communications network operators, why are all the major vendors offloading their video assets?
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/19/2018
Orange Business Services looks in much better shape than its European telco rivals, but can it now become an 'Internet of enterprises' market leader?
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2018
Oracle's cloud revenue is growing just 3%, with the overall cloud market growing at 50% year-over-year and competitors reporting double-digit growth.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/17/2018
New company built around the acquisition of Cisco's video software unit will have strong revenues, thousands of staff and a focus on developing new products for streaming media management.
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Microsoft Looks to End the Era of Security Passwords
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 9/24/2018
At its Ignite show this week, Microsoft plans to update its users on a number of ...
Malicious Bot-Enabled, Credential-Stuffing Jamming Networks
Larry Loeb, Author, 9/24/2018
A research report from Akamai finds the number of bot-enabled, ...
Broadband World News
In-Home Broadband Is Key Selling Point in T-Mobile/Sprint Deal
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2018
Companies claim that the 5G network resulting from the proposed merger will ...
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh, Marketing Manager, Viavi Solutions, 9/20/2018
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, ...
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DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
Eric Hutchinson is a long-time Spirent executive who worked his way up through the financial ranks to be chief financial officer before assuming the CEO position in ...
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