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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/14/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/13/2017
Intel Capital is among a number of investors pumping $7 million of Series A venture capital into Austin, Texas-based GenXComm, a startup developing a chip for analog ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
It's that festive time of year when the soothsayers and prognosticators peer into their virtual reality glasses and summon up visions of the near future.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
Optical equipment maker Corning is to splash $900 million in cash on a takeover of 3M's communications market business as part of an acquisition strategy aimed at ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
European IT services company Atos has made a €4.3 billion ($5.1 billion) bid for Gemalto, the world's biggest maker of SIM cards, in an attempt to create an industry ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/6/2017
"In our opinion, Finisar needs to buy Oclaro," writes analyst Mike Genovese, calling the hypothetical deal a "make-or-break proposition" for Finisar.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/5/2017
With its opening bid rejected and no sign of what it calls "constructive dialogue" from its takeover target Qualcomm, Broadcom has gotten all aggressive with the ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/1/2017
Apple is reportedly working on an in-house power management chip for its iPhones that will, from next year, replace the technology it currently sources from Dialog ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/28/2017
The outlook for specialist IoT technology developer and network operator Sigfox has weakened following an exodus of senior employees this year and, according to a ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/24/2017
Successful homegrown Indian telecom vendors are hard to come by. That makes Bengaluru-based Tejas Networks something of an anomaly. Started way back in 2000, Tejas is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/23/2017
With its initial $105 billion acquisition offer for Qualcomm already rejected, Broadcom is considering a revised offer that would include more of its stock, according ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/22/2017
It's time, once again, to pick out the turkeys that have put the tryptophan in technology this year. There were plenty of options to pick from this year, from the ...
By Dan Joe Barry, 11/22/2017
What a difference a year makes! At last year's SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in The Hague, there were a number of presentations highlighting the fact that NFV was ...
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Enterprise Cloud News
FCC Repeals Net Neutrality
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
The Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality in a 3-2 party line vote.
Kubernetes Advances Windows Support
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the ...
Telco Transformation
Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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 ...
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, ...
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Rajeev Suri's master plan is on the verge of paying off, if the telecom market would only cooperate.
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