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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/15/2018
China Unicom has reported a near trebling of its net profit for 2017 thanks to bigger contributions from associates and joint ventures, including its TowerCo venture ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/14/2018
Equinix is getting into the security services business, but the company insists that's good news for managed security service providers and not more competition.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Lumentum gave the crowds at this annual optical love-fest something to get excited about Monday with the news that it is acquiring ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is today unveiling the next-generation of software-defined networking, replacing OpenFlow with a set of new interfaces that are both ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/12/2018
Semiconductor giant Intel is reported to have considered making a bid for chipmaker Broadcom, which is trying to buy mobile chips company Qualcomm in a $117 billion ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/8/2018
Could it be the time of year? With the annual optical love-fest that is OFC just around the corner, speculation has been swirling through the transport system sector ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/8/2018
SK Telecom has met internal resistance to the virtualization of its radio access network (RAN), with its operations department worried that an overhaul might add to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/6/2018
Turning a motley assortment of ageing telecom networks into a cutting-edge pan-European cloud was never going to be an overnight task. But Deutsche Telekom's ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/1/2018
Every year, as the Mobile World Congress grows its attendee numbers, the most recognizable operators thronging its cavernous halls and walkways shrink into slimmer ...
By Light Reading, 2/28/2018
Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer of EdgeConneX, discusses plans to expand edge data centers in South America and Europe in an effort to meet rising demand for cloud services.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/28/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- The lack of a clear-cut business case has stopped France's Orange from forging ahead with the virtualization of its radio access network ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/27/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- In what may be seen as a further challenge to giant network vendors, several of the world's biggest operators hope to slash the costs of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/27/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- South Korea's SK Telecom held talks with Deutsche Telekom here in Barcelona about joining MobiledgeX, the German operator's recently launched ...
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Palo Alto Builds Automation, Compliance Muscle With $300M Evident.io Buy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
Palo Alto Networks expects to seal the deal to buy the five-year-old security ...
FBI & DHS Accuse Russia of Hacking Critical Infrastructure
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
In a report from US-CERT, the FBI and DHS accuse Russia of trying to hack ...
Telco Transformation
Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/16/2018
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital ...
Indoors Will Be 5G's Biggest Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/15/2018
The indoors will be a big challenge with 5G networks, but Heavy Reading says ...
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Prime Reading
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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, ...
Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/19/2016
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 3: Principle One
John Barnes , Author , 7/31/2015
Yip and Markus assess damage from the attack, Yip and Yaz make plans, Yip flees ...
From The Founder
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
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I got to visit Nortel in Ottawa only after-the-fact. It was 2011, and Ciena had long since completed its acquisition of the Metro Ethernet Networks group, arguably ...
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