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By Robert Clark, 6/26/2017
ZTE is seeking a hefty $11.4 billion in credit financing, threatening to put the issue of Chinese state support for vendors back on the agenda.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2017
Deutsche Telekom has started offering services on its German NB-IoT network, completed the nationwide rollout of an NB-IoT network in the Netherlands and revealed ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/26/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR and Huawei test 4x4 MIMO; Drillisch wants to go upmarket; Sky takes stake in video compression outfit; ARM backs mmWave ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/23/2017
My last blog focused on physical layer network planning in preparation for 5G. This blog looks above the physical layer at mobile fronthaul protocols. Here the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/22/2017
The boss of European chipmaker Sequans has confirmed that interoperability between Ericsson and Huawei remains a problem in the NB-IoT market but says he expects this ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/22/2017
UK chip designer Imagination Technologies has put itself up for sale just weeks after iPhone maker Apple said it would stop using the company's technology. (See ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/21/2017
NICE, France -- NGON 2017 -- BT has started the process of evaluating networking technology startups that, if selected, will end up in the operator's TIP Ecosystem ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/21/2017
Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/20/2017
BT's leading tech executive, Howard Watson, has issued a plea to the components companies developing 5G wireless chipsets: Please don't chase country-specific ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2017
LONDON -- 5G World -- UK-based Vodafone has slammed reports of NB-IoT interoperability problems as "misinformation" stemming from the way the standard took shape.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2017
LONDON -- 5G World -- Having so far based its low-power, wide-area (LPWA) network strategy around the technologies of LoRa and LTE-M, Orange is now planning to add ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/14/2017
Nokia is heralding a major technological breakthrough with a new routing platform and network processor whose capabilities seem to go far beyond those of rival ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/13/2017
A potential breakthrough on virtualization of the radio access network (vRAN) could fast make it the hottest topic in mobile telecom.
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Sky Italia's Gandino Talks OTT Challenges, Viewing Trends & AI
Davide Gandino, OTT & Cloud Processing & Delivery Manager of Technology, Sky Italia, 6/27/2017
Davide Gandino, OTT and cloud processing & delivery manager of technology at Sky ...
Orange's Isch: Carriers Key to SD-WAN Play
John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 6/26/2017
Isch says that SD-WAN as a service is a better bet than an over the top overlay ...
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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 ...
The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/13/2017
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/8/2017
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact ...
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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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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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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