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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/13/2017
Following his 5G-focused presentation at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown gives a down-to-earth overview on where the industry is right now in terms of bringing early 5G technology and services to market.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/13/2017
In today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH boost for north-west Germany; Orange Digital Ventures invests in mobile marketing automation startup; Bharti Airtel staying put ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/13/2017
Intel Capital is among a number of investors pumping $7 million of Series A venture capital into Austin, Texas-based GenXComm, a startup developing a chip for analog ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/13/2017
In a not-so-subtle jab at competitors, Arris CEO Bruce McClelland says that while other companies are trying to reposition themselves as software vendors, Arris is ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/12/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- NXTWORK 2017 -- Contrail has turned into a lot more than an SDN controller for Juniper. It's becoming a platform that will be the foundation of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2017
Bell Canada's move to be the first company bringing open-source ONAP code into production is the result of a year-long challenge the company set for itself to make ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 12/12/2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important new technology for the telecom sector, drawing considerable investment and generating significant buzz in the past year. ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/12/2017
Don't hold your breath for that new Fios IPTV platform. After months of delays and concerned rumblings, the Fios TV update now appears to be on permanent hold. Or ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
It's that festive time of year when the soothsayers and prognosticators peer into their virtual reality glasses and summon up visions of the near future.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/12/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus seeks fiber experts; BT offers Symantec endpoint protection tech; Ericsson has seen the future, and it's wacky.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/12/2017
Looking to ride the wave of growing interest in cryptocurrencies, startup Telcoin is hoping to raise funds from an initial coin offering (ICO) as it courts mobile ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
Optical equipment maker Corning is to splash $900 million in cash on a takeover of 3M's communications market business as part of an acquisition strategy aimed at ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
European IT services company Atos has made a €4.3 billion ($5.1 billion) bid for Gemalto, the world's biggest maker of SIM cards, in an attempt to create an industry ...
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Enterprise Cloud News
Juniper Automates to Speed Up Security
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/13/2017
Juniper is providing software to help enterprise networks automatically react to ...
AWS Opens Second Cloud Region in China
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/12/2017
Amazon Web Services is opening its second cloud region in China in partnership ...
Telco Transformation
Colt's Voltolini: Cloud Transformation Brings Agility, Alignment
Mirko Voltolini, Head of Network On Demand, Colt, 12/12/2017
In part one of this Q&A, Colt's Mirko Voltolini talks about why both cloud ...
Digital Maturity Models Drive Carriers' Transformations
Vishal Augustine, Manager and Lead Architect, Huawei BSS, 12/11/2017
One method for carriers to manage their legacy systems and newer technologies is ...
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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.
B/OSS Transformation Focus Group: Hefty Budget Increases Expected Through 2023
December 2017
This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are B/OSS experts on Heavy Reading's Thought Leadership Council (TLC). This group was asked 12 questions about revenue, deployment and technology related to B/OSS transformation. The results show that CSPs are eager to invest in transforming their B/OSSs, with budget increases of at least 5 percent a year through 2023 – even as they acknowledge that doing so will not be a painless endeavor.
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C-V2X: Coming on Fast in the Inside Lane
November 2017
With the future of the connected car up for grabs, cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) systems are gaining speed, and may surpass dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) systems in traffic safety applications around the world. This report explores ongoing connected car test and trial activity, specifically in the context of integrated traffic and safety systems. It considers the different technology options, examines recent car connectivity trials and reviews the emerging supply chain.
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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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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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Rajeev Suri's master plan is on the verge of paying off, if the telecom market would only cooperate.
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