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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/17/2017
Sprint's flamboyant COO of technology, Günther Ottendorfer, has left the company, the operator announced on Friday evening.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/17/2017
Former AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie didn't stay retired very long! He has signed on as the new CEO for messsaging company Synchronoss, replacing current CEO Stephen ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/17/2017
Amdocs is getting ready to launch a version of ONAP aimed at the carrier grade and enterprise markets.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/17/2017
It's hardly the biggest deal Broadcom's pursuing today, but the chipmaker has announced that it's now completed its $5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade.
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 11/17/2017
Hollywood has had it with piracy. With Kodi boxes enabling a host of pirated services through add-ons, a host of major film studios and online streaming providers ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/17/2017
Driven by a staggering increase in mobile broadband traffic in the last year, India has emerged as the best-performing optical networking market in 2017, according to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/17/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT's Bavarian brew; Kudelski makes some White Noise; EU set to approve Qualcomm/NXP deal soon?
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 11/17/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Apple's diversity efforts fall flat; Uber under fire again for not protecting passengers; women in tech in China break glass ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/17/2017
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 -- China Mobile is confident it will have 10,000 5G basestations in commercial deployment in 2020 and has said it needs ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/17/2017
Spanish smart city technology specialist Wellness Telecom has landed a Series A investment round from Enzen Group, an international professional services group based ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/17/2017
The FCC said Thursday that it would like to add to the total amount of millimeter wave spectrum that it would auction off for future 5G usage, proposing to open up ...
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Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.
Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud ...
Telco Transformation
Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
Trent Pham, Head of Products and Security, Windstream, 11/17/2017
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up ...
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/16/2017
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
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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.
Smart NICs: Accelerating Virtualized Applications
November 2017
Smart network interface cards (NICs) offload low-level functions from server CPUs, dramatically increasing network and application performance. By using the right smart NIC and providing the best software support, service providers can significantly enhance the services they offer. This report covers the market and applications for smart NICs, examines the technology and devices inside smart NICs and profiles 18 of the leading vendors.
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Emerging Technology Focus Group: CSPs See Big Promise in Machine Learning
November 2017
This report was generated from a Q&A with service providers about emerging technologies. The focus group was asked about technology exploration, target service provider transformation strategies and virtualization and automation. The results clearly illustrate that many service providers are well on their way to using emerging technologies to improve their networks, make their products and services more competitive and, as much as possible, reduce churn.
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Cable Operators Target SMBs With Managed Security Services
October 2017
This report examines the current state of MSO efforts in managed security in North America. It assesses MSO MSS strategies, and also examines major market trends and issues, including MSO strengths, obstacles to growth and the roles of partnerships. Further, it defines the most significant components of managed security services, and profiles several significant North American cable companies in relation to their activities in the managed security services market.
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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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