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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/15/2017
This week in our WiC roundup: Where are the women in cryptocurrency?; female CEOs tell tales of being pushed out of tech; international telecom companies make big ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/15/2017
T-Mobile Netherlands has agreed to buy rival Tele2 for €190 million ($224 million) and a 25% stake in the combined company.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
The ETSI group focused on zero-touch networking and automation, which has been in gestation for the past few months, has been officially launched with the likes of ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
It's that festive time of year when the soothsayers and prognosticators peer into their virtual reality glasses and summon up visions of the near future.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/12/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus seeks fiber experts; BT offers Symantec endpoint protection tech; Ericsson has seen the future, and it's wacky.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/12/2017
Looking to ride the wave of growing interest in cryptocurrencies, startup Telcoin is hoping to raise funds from an initial coin offering (ICO) as it courts mobile ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
Optical equipment maker Corning is to splash $900 million in cash on a takeover of 3M's communications market business as part of an acquisition strategy aimed at ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
European IT services company Atos has made a €4.3 billion ($5.1 billion) bid for Gemalto, the world's biggest maker of SIM cards, in an attempt to create an industry ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/11/2017
As artificial intelligence technology advances at an accelerated rate, Qualcomm's Kathy Herring Hayashi says the semiconductor industry's work in data analytics and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/11/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson trials LAA with SingTel; WiFi Internet boost in Lagos; VEON exec heads to Digicel; BT's new legal eagle.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 12/8/2017
From mining to insurance, companies across multiple industries are talking about digital transformation. For some, digital transformation is about selling existing ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/8/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Big names in fashion take over coding programs; Netflix leads race for innovation; how #metoo scandals affect tech and telecom; ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/7/2017
Juniper Networks has set its sights on being a leading player in the multicloud cybersecurity sector and is ready to make a strategic acquisition to advance that ...
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Google Nabs Former Cloud Holdout Etsy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/15/2017
Etsy once said the cloud wasn't for them, but now they're taking their IT to ...
IBM Q Network Opens Up Quantum Computing to Researchers, Businesses
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/15/2017
IBM's newly announced Q Network will give businesses, government agencies and ...
Telco Transformation
GlobalData's Westfall: 5G & Cloud 'Joined at the Hip'
Ron Westfall, Research Director, Global Telecom Technology and Software, GlobalData, 12/15/2017
While the cloud will thrive on its own, it's imperative for the success of 5G ...
Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 9/5/2017
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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