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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/20/2017
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...
By Scott Bicheno, Editorial Director at Telecoms.com, 2/20/2017
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.
By Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 2/20/2017
One thing you can be sure of at next week's Mobile World Congress is a blizzard of 5G marketing visions from drones, to cars, to tele-medicine. The industry has a ...
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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 Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/20/2017
Japan's SoftBank may be willing to cede control of Sprint to rival T-Mobile US, itself majority owned by Germany's Deutsche Telekom, if such a move would help to seal ...
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 ...
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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between Democrats and Republicans in the US today, it's the agreement that government has a role to play in upgrading outdated American ...
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.
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This report, part of Light Reading's Testapedia initiative, surveys the means and methods of monitoring and assuring the performance of vCPE. The report also includes overviews of companies that provide the pertinent tools and services.
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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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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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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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