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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/18/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Most conversations with GTT CEO and President Rick Calder start with, "So tell me about your latest acquisition," but this week at Incompas 17, he's ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/18/2017
DENVER -- SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo -- Liberty Global knows a little something about mobile services. The company runs a mobile business in nine countries in Europe ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 10/18/2017
Sprint and T-Mobile will reportedly try and hang onto as much spectrum as possible in any forthcoming merger -- targeting a deal without any immediate asset sales -- ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/18/2017
China's ZTE has said its net profit is up by more than a third over the first nine months of the year thanks to growth at its carrier networks and consumer divisions ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/18/2017
DENVER -- SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo -- Cable's not done with DOCSIS yet. Beyond mainstream work on DOCSIS 3.1 and Full Duplex DOCSIS, Cisco and CableLabs have now ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/18/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia links up with Bosch on IoT; Arcep wants to be alerted; ETSI adopts connected-car smartphone standard.
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 10/18/2017
The growth of live streaming will force the deployment of technologies such as LTE Broadcast and IP multicast, according to most members of Heavy Reading's Video ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/18/2017
Japan's SoftBank is setting up a towers infrastructure company in the US in partnership with a property company called Lendlease while it plots a merger of its Sprint ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 10/18/2017
Ongoing consolidation in India has prompted the unceremonious exit of foreign telcos from the Indian market. From Vodafone India to Aircel, these operators have one ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/18/2017
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg bristles at the description of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) as "Facebook's TIP." The social network is just one of 500 TIP ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/17/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Incompas 2017 -- The drive to push intelligence to the edge of the network is being impeded by municipal policies and permitting processes that are ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 10/17/2017
With its promise of greater efficiencies and agility, automation is driving many network operator strategies these days -- that much is evident from quantifiable ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 10/17/2017
Verizon looks ready to migrate from its own pre-5G spec to standards-based 5G, as the carrier has announced planned 5G over-the-air trials -- based on the 3GPP New ...
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IBM, Docker Expand Partnership for Public Cloud Migration
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
At Dockercon Europe, IBM and Docker on expanding their container relationship ...
ONUG Shifts Focus to Security, Analytics
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
ONUG wants to rebrand a bit and focus more on security and analytics going ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/18/2017
The latest cartoon caption contest generated plenty of humorous responses and ...
TT Poll: Faster Provisioning of NFV Services & Applications Carry the Day
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/17/2017
Survey results of a recent Telco Transformation poll rated faster provisioning ...
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Cable's 5G Backhaul & Small Cell Prospects & Challenges
October 2017
This report identifies emerging backhaul service strategies for cable providers, as well as current opportunities and challenges in the market. It also identifies 12 technology suppliers that have signaled their interest in working with U.S. cable providers on mobile transport needs.
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SD-WAN Focus Group: Path to Success Still Uncertain
October 2017
This report was generated from a Q&A with service providers that are SD-WAN experts. This focus group was asked nine questions about deployment, challenges and benefits of the technology and revenue related to SD-WAN. The results clearly illustrate that while SD-WAN is clearly seen as a de facto technology going forward, answers to practical questions about the technology haven't been as easy to divine.
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Video Focus Group: Operators Chase "Double-Sided" Revenue From OTT
October 2017
This report is based on an online survey of our Video Transformation Advisory Board, a group of senior industry decision-makers at network operators, broadcasters and OTT providers. It addresses eight hot-button issues related to OTT video services.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 9/5/2017
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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