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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 10/26/2016
India's largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, is transforming its information technology (IT) infrastructure to deal with the challenges of the 4G-enabled digital ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 10/19/2016
Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/14/2016
Windstream is taking a different approach to virtualization than some other service providers, choosing to start at the core of its network with its physical network ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 10/5/2016
There was one brief shining moment when ETSI's first network functions virtualization white paper was issued when network operators thought they would be able to ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 10/3/2016
Level 3's Dave Siegel discusses the company's wide use of analytics, including its importance in SD-WAN services.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 10/3/2016
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/28/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva revenues up; Nokia drives French UBB; Ericsson updates analytics; Vodafone UK tops complaints table.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/16/2016
If SDN and NFV are undermining the companies that used to thrive by slinging iron, that raises a question: Who is out there preparing to capitalize from the body blow ...
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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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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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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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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.