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By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/24/2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been good to the cloud, but the cloud isn't being good to HPE.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2017
Hardware and software vendors aren't the only ones hoping to make a big splash with global carriers at Mobile World Congress next week. Verizon today announced a new ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/23/2017
In today's regional roundup: Telefónica boosts its operating income but plans capex squeeze; Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of ...
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By Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2017
IBM has teamed up with Northern Trust in a deal that will offer blockchain security to the private equity industry. Unigestion, a Swiss asset manager, will be the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/22/2017
Ciena's latest packet-optical product breakthrough is targeting the red-hot data center interconnect market, but not its typical telecom customers. The Waveserver ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2017
Enterprise applications such as cloud and the Internet of Things require carriers to deliver services that can traverse multiple geographic locations and be managed ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/22/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Intel open 5G labs in Finland and US; Swisscom's big bundle; ADVA gets certified; T-Systems' DHL contract extended.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/21/2017
Back in the day, Light Reading was all about the mothership website -- you know, this one, launched in 2000 -- and the band of smartypants analysts collectively known ...
By Scott Bicheno, Editorial Director at Telecoms.com, 2/21/2017
Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
By Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/21/2017
Enterprises of all sizes are expected to increase their spending on public cloud infrastructure this year, with IDC predicting that businesses will spend $122.5 ...
By Sandeep Raina, Product Marketing Director, MYCOM OSI, 2/20/2017
As CSPs undergo a digital transformation -- running their business from a cloud environment, selling digital services and operating like webscale Internet companies ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/17/2017
Could "Ciscosson" become a single company rather than an evolving partnership?
By Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/17/2017
Arista, which is facing fierce competition from rival Cisco, posted solid financial numbers for its fiscal fourth quarter, and the company reported that it passed the ...
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OpenDayLight's Caywood Discusses SDN
Lisa Caywood, Director of Ecosystem Development, OpenDaylight Project, 2/24/2017
In the third part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood talked about the evolution of ...
FCC Moves Forward With New Broadcast Standard
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 2/24/2017
US communications regulator kicks off the rulemaking process for ATSC 3.0, a new ...
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Will AI Create More Jobs Than It Destroys?
Mitch Wagner , Editor, Enterprise Cloud , 2/6/2017
Artificial intelligence will create new categories of work even as it destroys ...
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WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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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 ...
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
BOCO Adds Aria's AI to Its SDN Controller
Thursday, February 23, 2017
ADVA Reports Record Annual Revenues
Thursday, February 23, 2017
CenturyLink Deepens Ties to VMWare
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Ciena Intros Waveserver Ai for DCI
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Orange, Huawei Collaborate on 5G, Cloud
Monday, February 20, 2017
AT&T Teams with Broadcom on Hardware
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Ericsson Boasts 5G Platform
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
ADVA Intros Optical Network Hypervisor
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Level 3 Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Amazon.com 4Q 2016 Sales Up 22% to $43.7B
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Masergy Launches Cloud Contact Center
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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What WTTX Can Deliver

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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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.