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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/27/2017
ADVA today is announcing nine different commercial proofs-of-concept for the Facebook-designed Voyager open packet-optical system, now being developed by the Telecom ...
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BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Ericsson this morning made plenty of noise about the slowly emerging 5G standard but admitted it was still working on ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Nokia strapped on a 5G boombox here today, announcing what it claims is the industry's first end-to-end 5G solution that ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Telefónica has taken a bold leap into the age of artificial intelligence with its launch today of a new digital assistant ...
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BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Australia's Telstra has handed Ericsson a major optical network contract as part of a A$3 billion ($2.3 billion) network ...
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Arris, in case you hadn't noticed, is not a company that shies away from major acquisitions.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/24/2017
Ever since the 1990s, telecom equipment vendors have had an unshakeable conviction in the network spending cycle. It should work something like this: A new and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/24/2017
In today's regional roundup: DT takes NB-IoT on a road trip; Arqiva eyes 5G role in UK; more 5G partnerships; Cell C spurns Telkom's advances; Proximus gets earnings ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 2/24/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: What does it take to be a woman in tech?; How much do you need to make to live in a top tech city?; Why should young women enter ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/24/2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been good to the cloud, but the cloud isn't being good to HPE.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/24/2017
Spain's Telefónica has shed some light on its reasons for striking a "global deal" with Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Sigfox earlier this week. (See Telefónica ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2017
Hardware and software vendors aren't the only ones hoping to make a big splash with global carriers at Mobile World Congress next week. Verizon today announced a new ...
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RTL Interactive's VP of VoD discusses its TV Now catch-up service with Telco ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/27/2017
AT&T's latest security report says businesses need to stay on top of security to ...
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vCPE Test & Measurement: A Market Takes Shape
February 2017
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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Analytics-Driven CEM: A Strategic Asset for CSPs
February 2017
This report looks at the state of CEM in CSPs today, analyzing the market trends that are driving the next wave of customer experience, the competitive landscape for CEM vendors, and how vendors are meeting CSP needs for CEM solutions.
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Cable & SDN/NFV: Moving Toward Implementation
February 2017
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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Trump & Tech: Round 1
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/8/2017
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact ...
Will AI Create More Jobs Than It Destroys?
Mitch Wagner , Editor, Enterprise Cloud , 2/6/2017
Artificial intelligence will create new categories of work even as it destroys ...
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Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
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Huawei Will Accelerate the Spread of the Video Business

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What is the future of the booming video business? What changes will happen to the video industry chain in the future? Hunter Hu, VP of Huawei Video Product Line, shares his viewpoints and explains how Huawei can be an enabler and accelerate the spread of the video business.
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Frost & Sullivan's Jonas Zelba on Going Beyond Connectivity

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Telecom operators across the globe are trying to understand what can they offer beyond connectivity. Operators are already introducing new and innovative services but they are faced with challenges due to unclear business models. Jonas highlights that no one operator can offer all the services itself. Operators in the Middle East should look within their ecosystem ...
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IDC's Paul Black on Cloudification

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Paul Black from IDC shares his insights on how cloudification is expected to combile all aspects of digital transformation.
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Industry Expert Michael Howard Talks About Cloud Native

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Cloud Native is a really nice term and a lot of people are using it. But most of them have their own definition of what Cloud Native means. Michael Howard offers his take on the terminology.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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What WTTX Can Deliver

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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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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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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.