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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/21/2018
Cites delayed deals, hesitancy as operators evaluate company's software-as-a-service model.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/21/2018
Earnings reports and presentations have acquired a language of their own as companies try to put some gloss on their performance.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/21/2018
Long-time Dish exec Vivek Khemka was key to the development of advanced products such as the 4K-capable, Internet-connected Hopper 3 DVR.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/21/2018
Warchest will help Slack beat Microsoft, Cisco and other mighty competitors.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/21/2018
With technology partners and an eye toward 5G networks, the StudioLAB is helping Disney-owned content studios solve technical production problems and reach consumers in novel ways.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/21/2018
Twenty-three attorneys general, representing 22 states and the District of Columbia, are suing to block the FCC's rollback of net neutrality regulations, again bringing up the agency's tendency to preempt state and local laws.
By Light Reading, 8/21/2018
Scott is back from his challenging summer holiday and just can't wait to hang out with his podcast chums Jamie and Iain once more. They start by talking about T-Mobile US and its distinctly conservative "Un-carrier" event, and ponder what operators can do to make a difference.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/21/2018
Arista is stepping up its war with Cisco, extending its new networking fabric strategy to encompass security.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/21/2018
Disney is using tech from Cisco and other partners to reach consumers in new ways. We take you behind-the-scenes at the StudioLAB, where Disney execs explain how 5G networks will unlock new opportunities in storytelling and content distribution.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/21/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox teams up with Africa's Liquid; Nokia reveals 5G device licensing rates; United Internet buys Austrian web-hosting company; India's Ola motors into Wales.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/21/2018
But, beyond tests, will Nokia announce 5G deployment deals with Verizon, like Ericsson and Samsung have done?
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 8/20/2018
One of india's biggest mobile operators is said to have big fiber ambitions.
By Mark Beccue, Principal Analyst, Tractica, 8/20/2018
By 2021, telecom networks will see a turning point where AI-driven technologies will be necessary to deploy, run and manage 5G services and leverage comprehensive network automation solutions.
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Electrical Grid Attack via IoT Devices Successfully Simulated
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/21/2018
Researchers have successfully simulated an attack on an electrical power grid ...
Busting the Open Source Security Myth
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/20/2018
Cloud training expert says too many developers assume that open source software ...
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Verizon One Fiber: Not Rocket Science, But Smart
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 8/21/2018
Verizon reaps benefits from One Fiber program that unifies all inventory, ...
GigaMonster Bets Big on MDU Broadband
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/20/2018
Apartment-focused broadband provider will use fresh $45 million in new funds for ...
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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.
Blockchain Opportunities for CSPs: Separating Hype From Reality
August 2018
This report explores the drivers for the adoption of blockchain by CSPs and evaluates the main opportunities for blockchain in the telecom sector. The report profiles seven blockchain technology vendors with interesting propositions in this market.
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Thought Leadership Council: Open Source, Automation Not Easing Path to Virtualization
August 2018
This report is based on a focus group that was asked 10 questions about virtualization, security and MEC in relation to automation. The results indicate that CSPs are frustrated with certain aspects of automation, especially as it relates to open source, but are continuing to develop plans for virtualization.
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OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape: Industry Outlook & Company Analysis, 2018
July 2018
This report analyzes who does what in the OSS/BSS market, how big the market is, and how revenue is divided among the key vendors. Having profiled this market's largest vendors in last year's edition, this report profiles 31 smaller vendors that have come onto our radar in the last year.
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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