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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/14/2018
Although it is facing some of the same legacy service decline headwinds that buffeted business revenues at rivals AT&T and Verizon, CenturyLink's enterprise sales are ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/9/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- Among the hundreds of network operators here for this massive deal-making event are at least a couple newer disruptors who ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/8/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecom Week -- Six months into his tenure as CEO of FiberLight, veteran telecom exec Don MacNeil says he's taking the company back to its ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/8/2018
Optical, Ethernet and IP are the technologies that formed he bedrock of Light Reading's early years and which are still very important to us today. So the Most ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/7/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- "Escape from New York" seems to be an emerging theme at this massive event, where global wholesalers, subsea cable ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/3/2018
Telia Carrier announced this morning that it's moving into the Mexican telecom market, marking its first venture into Latin America. The wholesale provider says its ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/3/2018
There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women, according to Taylor Swift, among others... but there's a special place in the Leading Lights ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/2/2018
The Open Network Foundation today says it's bringing open networking to the optical network layer, one of the last proprietary strongholds, in an open source project ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/1/2018
Every service provider is involved in some kind of transformation strategy these days, even if it exists mostly in press releases, but the Leading Lights finalists ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 5/1/2018
LAS VEGAS -- Dell Technologies World -- VMware threw down the gauntlet to Cisco and Juniper on Tuesday, outlining a vision for a unified network architecture that ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/1/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook uses delaying tactics in data privacy case; former Autonomy exec convicted of fraud; paper planes fly as Russians ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/26/2018
The new generation of cloud applications is creating a ferocious appetite for bandwidth -- not just to the user, but also inside the data center and between data centers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/25/2018
Google's new Partner Interconnect service, launched this week, means all the major cloud operators are now doing their own form of direct connection to a host of ...
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Microsoft Offering GDPR-Like Protection for All Customers
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 5/23/2018
Microsoft plans to expand GDPR privacy protections to all its customers, both ...
Spectre Number 4 Disclosure Raises Fresh Hardware Alarms
Larry Loeb, Author, 5/23/2018
The latest side-channel vulnerability, dubbed Spectre Number 4, is raising new ...
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Cox's Finkelstein: On Advanced Tech, DOCSIS 4 & More
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox ...
Polish Pay-TV Provider Tunes Deeper Into Telco Business
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
With its acquisition of Netia, Polish pay-TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat gains access ...
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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 ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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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 ...
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