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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/25/2017
Ailing Ericsson has racked up huge first-quarter losses on a further double-digit decline in sales and mounting cost problems, as self-described "rookie" CEO Börje ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/21/2017
At this rate, it will not be long before China Mobile's biggest problem is the shortage of customers not using 4G services.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/21/2017
PARIS -- Orange Hello -- Orange is working on the virtualization of its LiveBox home gateway and says it will start rolling out products for some customers in France ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/20/2017
Windstream is taking a new approach to offering business continuity in the cloud services era, using its fixed wireless assets as part of a packaged solution it's ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/19/2017
We've all seen the reports coming out of the wide world of tech this year -- toxic work cultures dominate headlines, the pay gap persists, companies fail to recruit ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/18/2017
ZTE has returned to healthy growth in sales and profits after a US trade penalty decimated its results last year. (See ZTE Suffers $340M Net Loss on US Fine.)
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Open Networking Summit - Equinix sees open source as a critical aspect of its ability to be the place where networks and data centers converge, ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/13/2017
It's probably not unfair to describe Intel's previous foray into mobile territory as an epic blunder. Despite marshaling its vast R&D resources, the semiconductor ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/11/2017
Yesterday, I promised more key takeaways from the Open Networking Summit and here they are. Read 'em and comment:
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/11/2017
Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei is to make a bold push into the market for public cloud services -- a move that could potentially put it in competition with ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/11/2017
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/10/2017
America is seeing a retail meltdown, with even stalwart brands like Macy's and Sears in bad shape. Target is looking to open source as a means of weathering the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/10/2017
In case you need a reminder that there are tons of successful, admirable women in the next-gen comms industry, look no further than the finalist list for our annual ...
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How Innovative Billing Brought Netflix to Africa
Joseph Hundah, President and Group CEO, Econet Media, 4/25/2017
Kwesé's Joseph Hundah explains the challenges with billing and payments in ...
AT&T's Chris Rice Details ECOMP & OPEN-O Merger
Christopher W. Rice, Senior Vice President of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design, 4/25/2017
Rice shares details of how the 8 million lines of code developed over three years ...
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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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WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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Mobile Operators & Video

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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.