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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/23/2016
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Kristen Bell releases hilarious "Pinksourcing" video; girls from Oakland to Senegal learn to code; digital tools help new moms ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/22/2016
Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/20/2016
Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine the implications of the emergence of those services.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/19/2016
Nokia is planning a major push into the enterprise sector as part of a new corporate strategy following the company's €15.6 billion ($17.4 billion) takeover of rival ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/19/2016
Company culture is so much more than an unspoken vibe in the workplace. It's what dictates how decisions are made, what areas get prioritized and how employees ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- One of the more telling moments of our NFV & Carrier SDN event here this week actually happened before the conference itself had ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/16/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Trump's family leave plan falls short; toxic work environments at Apple?; ageism in tech TV; and more.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/14/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Using analytics, Level 3 can provide network services that deliver quality as good as if the enterprise customer had been managing the ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/14/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Open source can break down barriers to startups and innovation in the comms industry, which can often be resistant to new ideas.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/14/2016
Amdocs has splashed $260 million on the acquisition of three business and customer support systems specialists that it hopes will bolster its cloud-based portfolio ...
By Robert Clark, 9/14/2016
Cloud, mobile and big data are forcing digital transformation into every corner of the economy. Cloud business models are turning up in the most unlikely locations.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/13/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- CenturyLink has racked up big surprises in a relatively short time deploying an SD-WAN service for its business customers.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/12/2016
Moving up the ladder in the comms industry may require a few uncomfortable conversations with your managers and co-workers, but the first uncomfortable conversation ...
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ONOS, OpenDaylight Update Open Source Platforms
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/23/2016
It was a busy week for open source groups as ONOS released the eighth version of ...
How Netflix Learned to Read Your Mind
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OTT leader uses complex algorithms to deduce what you want to watch, and how long ...
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BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
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Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/23/2016
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Are You Ready for Huawei Connect 2016?

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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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A vital part of increasing the number of women in comms is transforming the ways companies can support and empower women. While progressive company policies that support both men and women in achieving work-life balance are a step in the right direction, creating a company culture that supports those policies can at times be more challenging.

During this show, we'll talk to Lynn Comp, Senior Director of Industry and Sales Enabling (ISE) in the Network Platforms Group at Intel, about why those challenges exist and how companies can overcome them. She'll provide insight into how Intel has worked to create a culture that supports work-life balance, and provide steps and guidance for other companies wishing to do the same. We will also leave plenty of time to get your questions answered live on the air.

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Charting the CSP's Future
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.