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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/18/2017
Cisco's $610 million acquisition of Viptela, which closed Aug. 1, might seem to signal the end of IWAN, Cisco's home-brewed SD-WAN. But analysts are predicting a ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/18/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes progress in security sector; Smarsh buys Cognia; Spotify silences the hate; uh-oh, here comes the "bothie."
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 8/18/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Even children's shoes are unfairly gendered; backlash galore for Google gender memo author; can being female be used as an ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 8/18/2017
Service providers, vendors, marketing and PR folks -- listen up! Light Reading's sister site, Telecoms.com, is giving you all an extra chance to enter the fifth ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/17/2017
In an effort to cut costs and boost profitability, Ericsson is planning to reduce its workforce by up to 25,000 staff, according to sources cited by Swedish newspaper ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/17/2017
China Unicom has unveiled details of its plan to issue and transfer stock to private investors and its staff in a move that will raise about RMB77.9 billion (US$11.67 ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/16/2017
The capacity for private data exchange is growing twice as fast as the public Internet, according to the first-ever Global Interconnection Index, unveiled today by ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/16/2017
It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- When CenturyLink rolled out its SD-WAN product last fall, the company used its relatively new minimum viable product or MVP network strategy, ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/14/2017
Deep learning is one of the most exciting elements of artificial intelligence, but it's also one of the slowest moving. IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter calls deep learning, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/14/2017
China Unicom is set to announce a near 69% increase in net profit for the first half of the year following the introduction of tighter cost controls at the network ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/14/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investor calls for new BT boss; Altice moves towards full buyout of SFR; European Commission approves use of VULA products in ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/11/2017
Central Office Re-Architected as a Data Center (CORD) increasingly appeals to carriers ready to quit "navel-gazing" about virtualization, and instead adopt a clear, ...
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Telco Transformation
Verizon's Hornby: Cloud Benefits from Web-Scale Principles
Rick Hornby, Executive Director of Core Network Technology Planning, Verizon, 8/18/2017
Verizon is achieving improved efficiencies in its cloud operations by ...
TT SDN Poll a Dead Heat
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 8/18/2017
SDN has evolved from its early days of inception, which is reflected in this ...
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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 ...
Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/25/2017
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Evolving Systems to Acquire Lumata
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Viavi Reports Q4, Full Year
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Equinix Unveils Interconnection Index
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Comcast Delivers Internet to 1 Million Low-Income Homes
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Clavister Reports Q2 Sales Growth
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Verizon Extends Virtual Networking Link to AWS
Monday, August 14, 2017
PCCW's OTT Unit Attracts Investors
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Calix Reports Q2
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NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
LRTV Documentaries
5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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If You're Not First, You're Last – The Recap

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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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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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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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