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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/23/2018
The FCC is considering opening up the 4.9GHz public safety band possibly for more 5G access and support robotic and drone operations in the future.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/23/2018
Best Buy, Huawei's biggest retail outlet in the US, is reportedly planning to stop selling phones and other devices from the Chinese vendor in the US.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/23/2018
Telecom engineers continue to make speedy progress on phasing themselves out of the workforce, with the revelation this week that Elisa, Finland's biggest mobile ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/23/2018
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies -- Things are moving fast in the cable access network, and technologies are starting to collide as one innovation ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/23/2018
As expected, the FCC has voted to streamline the federal review process for the deployment of small cells, aiming to speed the rollout of 5G in the next few years.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/23/2018
DENVER -- Women in Comms -- The recent wave of reports of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry are shedding a light on harassment in the workplace across ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/23/2018
Telefónica has kicked off a process to select an integrator of the Open Source MANO (OSM) platform and says it will carry out a "request for quotation" (RFQ) to make ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/23/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU warns US on data controls; UK broadband providers come up short; how clean is your USB stick?
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 3/23/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: SXSW focuses on gender equality; Globacom has ugly firing snafu; is SF over?; and more.
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/22/2018
IBM engages in systematic discrimination against older workers, according to an investigation by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/22/2018
Don't say we're never kind to you… the final submission deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards has been pushed out a further two working days to Tuesday, ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/22/2018
The FCC will vote Thursday on easing costly federal reviews on small cell deployments, a move that could cut costs -- for 4G and 5G -- by up to $2.43 billion between ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/22/2018
Automation is usually seen as a means to streamline operations, reduce opex and use capex more efficiently. But for Canadian operator Telus, the ability to automate ...
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In Facebook Debacle, More Than Zuckerberg to Blame
Larry Loeb, Author, 3/23/2018
Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are rightly taking a lot of heat from the ...
Cybersecurity AI: Addressing the 'Artificial' Talent Shortage
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 3/23/2018
As AI becomes increasingly important to cybersecurity, industry's complaints on ...
Telco Transformation
3GPP Slices Away at Machine Learning
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/23/2018
Standards group is developing a machine learning function to let operators ...
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/22/2018
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/25/2017
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
Edge Computing: 2018-2019 Market Outlook
March 2018
In the next 18 months, edge computing infrastructure will become a staple component of all mobile network deployments. The edge computing opportunity has inspired a massive rush to market by a wide range of companies and has generated an awful lot of hype, as well as some interesting trials, product announcements, investments and strategic moves. This report considers what we might expect from edge computing players – most specifically mobile edge computing (MEC) – over the next 12 to 24 months.
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100/400G Components Survey: 2018 Market Outlook
March 2018
This report analyzes the current and projected use of 100G, 400G, 800G and other interfaces by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for those suppliers. The responses to our survey make it clear that these devices are critical components in most types of networking equipment, from the access edge to the core of the network and data centers.
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IoT Focus Group: Service Providers Assured About IoT Security
March 2018
This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are experts on the Internet of Things (IoT). This focus group was asked 10 questions about technology, revenue and expectations related to IoT security. The results clearly indicate that service providers believe they're doing a good job with IoT security, and the majority of service providers in our focus group are well on their way to implementing IoT security plans.
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Prime Reading
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Finale: When in Rome
John Barnes , Author , 8/25/2015
Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
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