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By Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, 2/17/2017
The RSA Conference (RSAC) in San Francisco is one of the year's largest gatherings of security professionals, with a reported attendance of more than 45,000. From ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/17/2017
Could "Ciscosson" become a single company rather than an evolving partnership?
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/17/2017
If there's any common ground between Democrats and Republicans in the US today, it's the agreement that government has a role to play in upgrading outdated American ...
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By Rick Boucher, 2/17/2017
Throughout his career in government, new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has made it clear that he cares about broadband deployment -- a ...
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 ...
By Robert Clark, 2/17/2017
Hong Kong operators have confronted the government over its sedate timetable for issuing 5G spectrum, warning the city risks falling behind other markets.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/17/2017
Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ...
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By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/17/2017
It's startling when anybody actually listens to me when I tell them what to do. I'm not used to people listening to me; I'm a husband with several badly behaved pets. ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 2/17/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Snap Inc. corrects equal pay snafu; fintech offers flexibility; an inspiring Google application; and more.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/16/2017
AT&T says that it has been testing "massive MIMO" with Shentel and startup Blue Danube. (See AT&T, Shentel Test Blue Danube MIMO.)
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/16/2017
AT&T's new work with Broadcom is all about speed -- as in speeding up the process of hardware innovation to support the software innovation already underway. (See ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/16/2017
Despite strong continued growth prospects and overall revenue gains, TiVo is facing several headwinds in the new year, including a protracted legal battle with ...
By Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking, 2/16/2017
Operators want to take advantage of cloudification, but the communications network is not the data center. So, how can operators bridge the gap between the network ...
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TT Poll: Facebook Tops YouTube in Live-Streaming Match-Up
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 2/17/2017
Respondents in a recent Telco Transformation poll felt that Facebook was likely ...
Discovery Thinks Small
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 2/16/2017
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Heavy Reading
Analytics-Driven CEM: A Strategic Asset for CSPs
February 2017
This report looks at the state of CEM in CSPs today, analyzing the market trends that are driving the next wave of customer experience, the competitive landscape for CEM vendors, and how vendors are meeting CSP needs for CEM solutions.
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Cable & SDN/NFV: Moving Toward Implementation
February 2017
This report reviews the posture of U.S.-based MSOs regarding these new technologies at this early stage of their emergence. It discusses key issues involved in terms of operators and technologies, reviews various areas where the MSOs are implementing or considering virtualization-based technologies and profiles several of the most pivotal industry players in this domain, concluding with a view to the future.
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Terabit Switch Chips & Software for SDN & the White Box Era
January 2017
This report details and analyzes high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN and operating system software and innovative IP solutions, identifying the key requirements and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
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Trump & Tech: Round 1
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/8/2017
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact ...
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 ...
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 12/26/2016
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
Lime, Canonical Kickstart Crowdfunding for LimeNET Development
Friday, February 17, 2017
Cobham to Demo 5G Testing Tools at MWC 2017
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ip.access Unveils New Small Cells
Friday, February 17, 2017
AT&T Teams with Broadcom on Hardware
Thursday, February 16, 2017
AT&T, Shentel Test Blue Danube MIMO
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Two Small MSOs Adopt Alianza Cable VoIP Solution
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Spirent Boasts First 200G Ethernet Test System
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Verizon Buys Skyward
Thursday, February 16, 2017
VTR Boosts VoD With ActiveVideo Service
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Ericsson Claims 5G Demo First
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Versa Announces Support for IPv4- & IPv6-based SD-WANs
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Calix Reports Q4 Sales Growth
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Metaswitch Buys OpenCloud
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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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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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
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What to Expect at MWC 2017

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5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.
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Versa: A Lot More Than SD-WAN

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Kelly Ahuja, the new CEO of Versa Networks, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about how Versa offers much more than just SD-WAN, and its plan to grow market adoption in 2017.
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Facebook Gets Physical With Its Security Strategy

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Facebook has introduced new measures that will enable users to secure access to their accounts using a physical 'key' application.
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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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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.