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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/9/2016
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Lack of diversity awareness widespread in tech; brogrammers get schooled; Afghan girls learn to code; and more.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/8/2016
Qualcomm has begun sampling the ARM-based chip it has been developing to go head-to-head with Intel in the data center market.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/8/2016
"The number one reason a company fails is that they don't get market transitions." -- John Chambers, then CEO of Cisco Systems, March 2015.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/8/2016
GE has spun out a company that threatens to reduce 5G network complexity by a freakish amount, with a novel twist on a device that hasn't seen much of a change in at ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/7/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: British AI firm finds a route into China; businesses sign up for CityFibre's gigabit; an ARM worker is a happy worker; Deutsche ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/6/2016
Mellanox Technologies has enabled stateful packet processing at 400Gbit/s, which makes it possible to do deep packet inspection at a blazingly fast rate, which means ...
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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/24/2016
TOKYO -- Global MBB Forum 2016 -- Mobile broadband developments may be the topic that links everyone together here at the MBB Forum in Tokyo, but the key unifying ...
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 ...
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Carriers Need to Operationalize NFV
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/9/2016
The next phase for NFV needs to include operational aspects that lead to ...
TT Poll: VR's Impact on TV Experience Will Be Limited
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 12/9/2016
A recently conducted poll on Telco Transformation found that virtual reality ...
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G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/18/2016
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
IDT Introduces RF Switch for DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Equipment
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Infinera Unveils New DTN-X Platforms
Thursday, November 17, 2016
TE SubCom, Ciena Team on Subsea Networks
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Xilinx Combos DRAM With Its FPGAs
Friday, November 11, 2016
Ixia Launches Software for Pre-Silicon Testing
Friday, November 4, 2016
Coriant Announces Support for TIP's Voyager
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Digital Lightwave, Telebyte Power G.fast Tests
Monday, October 17, 2016
AlcaLu Submarine & Bell Labs Claim Subsea Transmission Record
Friday, October 14, 2016
Qorvo Adds Controllers to DOCSIS Portfolio
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Infinera Intros Cloud Xpress 2
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
IBM Launches Systems for Hybrid Cloud
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
VeEX Shows Off at ECOC
Monday, September 19, 2016
Viavi Touts New Testing Tools for 100G, 400G
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
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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No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains

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Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
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Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge

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Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt massive DDoS attacks using IoT devices in botnets. The solution he has in mind includes reputation-based routing by the service provider but also more secure endpoint devices and greater consumer awareness.
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Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue

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Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and plans to hit $3 billion by 2021
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work

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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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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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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.

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