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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/5/2016
French Internet of Things developer Sigfox is planning to hold an initial public offering (IPO) in 2018, according to an update from the UK's Financial Times newspaper.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/5/2016
Cable companies have been talking about a network architecture called node-plus-zero for several years, and finally some have begun deploying it, with Comcast and Cox ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/30/2016
Intel has poached a key executive from one of its chief rivals as it looks to make headway in the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
Samsung has bowed to shareholder pressure and kicked off a six-month review of its corporate structure that could lead to the creation of a new holding company, as ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
Mobile operators that have made investments in LoRa networks are now looking at using licensed spectrum to support the technology, according to a spokesperson for the ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/23/2016
Macom, having hardly drawn breath since announcing it is buying Applied Micro Circuits, has already drawn up a list of potential buyers for Applied Micro's Compute ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/23/2016
Startup Barefoot Networks has closed a third round of funding, pulling in $20 million from a set of investors that includes Tencent and Alibaba.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/22/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Thorsten Dirks to quit in March; Altair opens IoT R&D center in Finland; IBM adds data centers in the UK; remote smash and grab.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/21/2016
Macom announced it is buying Applied Micro Circuits for about $770 million, paying out roughly 40% in cash and the balance in stock. Macom said its next step is to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/21/2016
DUBLIN -- IoT World 2016 -- UK chip designer ARM has put the development of new security offerings at the heart of its strategy as it turns its attention from the ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/18/2016
Will Marvell be the next semiconductor company caught in the industry's wave of consolidation? The new regime at Marvell Technology Group is imposing a level of ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/17/2016
Google announced a strategic alliance with Intel that Google aims to rely on to make it more competitive in the enterprise cloud market.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2016
China's Huawei is already locked out of opportunities in the US, purportedly because of security concerns, and the door seems unlikely to open now that Donald Trump ...
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Ondet: Datavenue Ups IoT Game for Orange
Olivier Ondet, Vice President of IoT and Analytics, Orange Business Services, 12/5/2016
Orange is taking the lessons it learned from the launch of Datavenue to other IoT ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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