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By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/20/2018
Pivotal was up nearly 5% on its first day of trading Friday, closing at $15.73 per share following its initial public offering.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/20/2018
A new wireless partnership announced today between Comcast and Charter may offer a clue as to where the two cable companies are headed next.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/20/2018
So, all through the last week or so I've heard and seen a bunch of tech journalists hoot and snicker about the questions to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg during ...
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 4/20/2018
We recently met with Colin Whitbread, TalkTalk's chief operations officer for technology, to learn more about the company's strategy for network modernization and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/20/2018
Ericsson has taken a giant step closer to profitability for the first three months of 2018 thanks to hefty cost cutting, a renewed commitment to R&D and the ditching ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/20/2018
ZTE has hit back at the US Department of Commerce's 'denial order' that bans US component firms from selling to the Chinese vendor for seven years, calling the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/20/2018
After significant discussion internally about where to move next in network automation, Windstream settled on innovating service orchestration for a new optical wave ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 4/20/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Are quotas the answer to diversity?; women in tech on Twitter get an influx of new followers; is the tech gender gap akin to the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/20/2018
It's interesting and instructive to read the trial notes from the court case covering the DOJ's lawsuit against AT&T, particularly in light of the recent Facebook ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/20/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 flashes its green credentials; Nokia teams up with OSIsoft; media bigwig supports Fox/Sky deal.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/20/2018
"What is? Is. What was? Will be. What will be was, but will be again." - Arnold Horshack
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/19/2018
Qualcomm is laying off 1,500 employees as part of a plan to cut $1 billion in costs from its balance sheet, as it also tries to gain Chinese regulatory approval for ...
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 4/19/2018
'Life-on-the-Edge' -- it sounds like a tagline the marketing committee at a surf or skate brand might default to in a (vain) attempt to sound cool and resonant. ...
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Login With Facebook & Watch Your Personal Data Leak
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/20/2018
A common feature on many popular websites allows users to login with their ...
Cyberattacks Have Doubled, but Security Is Getting Better at Blocking Them
Jeffrey Burt, Freelance Editor & Journalist, 4/20/2018
In a survey, Accenture said the number of targeted attacks like ransomware and ...
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Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/20/2018
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural ...
Is Monetization of High Speeds Still Broadband Operators' Top Priority?
Niall Hunt, Editor, 4/19/2018
What are broadband operators' top priorities this year, and how will they compare ...
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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.
Move Over, Alexa, Cable's Jumping Into the Internet of Things
April 2018
U.S. cable providers are seeking to use their device platforms and infrastructure to offer Internet of Things (IoT) products and services, seeing it as an opportunity to replace dwindling revenue from its pay-TV business. This report reviews cable's entrance into the IoT market, focusing on home automation. It examines challenges cable faces in the IoT market, including security risks and privacy concerns for consumers. Finally, the report covers 21 companies and their offerings in the market.
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SD-WAN Focus Group: Security Good for Now, but Don't Rest on Laurels
April 2018
This report is based on a Q&A with service provider employees who are experts on software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN). This focus group was asked 10 questions about overall security, technology and outside influences related to SD-WAN security. The results indicate that service providers believe they're doing a good job on SD-WAN security but need to consider some enhancements to continue doing so.
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FTTH & 5G Fixed Wireless: Different Horses for Different Courses
March 2018
5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to drop cables for the critical last hundred feet between a service provider's distribution infrastructure and the customer premises. This report examines the relative merits of fiber to the home (FTTH) and mmWave 5G-FWA technologies from both engineering and business perspectives. Although the report primarily addresses the U.S. market, 5G-FWA technology and strategic perspectives apply elsewhere.
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Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
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 ...
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