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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/7/2016
ROME -- The latest New IP Agency (NIA) report, being released here today, shows advanced software from multiple vendors is addressing some NFV deployment challenges ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/7/2016
Proficio has raised $12 million in a round of funding led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, which the company intends to use to expand its global geographical ...
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The FCC has stopped the bidding process for the 600Mhz auction of broadcast spectrum for mobile usage after just one round.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/6/2016
Microsoft says it's cleared its final hurdle for its LinkedIn acquisition after getting regulatory approval from the European Commission. It says it plans to close ...
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Google claims to be the world's biggest buyer of renewable energy, and plans to hit a milestone in 2017, buying enough renewables to 100% offset consumption of fossil ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/6/2016
Mellanox Technologies has enabled stateful packet processing at 400Gbit/s, which makes it possible to do deep packet inspection at a blazingly fast rate, which means ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/6/2016
Amazon Web Services has an Achilles' heel: hybrid cloud. Competitors Microsoft and IBM are light years behind AWS in market share, but Microsoft and IBM have long ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/6/2016
Verizon has completed the long-expected sale of its data centers, announcing today a $3.6 billion deal with Equinix.
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With its mainstream business stuttering, Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) is looking elsewhere.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom puts forward duct-and-pole proposals; Fastweb buys Tiscali Business; Vodafone gets busy on IoT; ZTE buys into Eurasian ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/6/2016
Even as the tech industry pushes applications relentlessly into the cloud, some device functions are still best performed locally, which is why cloud giant Amazon ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/5/2016
T-Mobile's CFO says he expects there will be increased consolidation in the US mobile industry once the Trump administration takes office in 2017, even as more new ...
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Next-Gen OSS for Hybrid Virtualized Networks
December 2016
This report discusses how OSS needs to evolve to meet the needs of hybrid NFV networks. It explores interactions between OSS and NFV MANO and examines the various open source initiatives that are attempting to define how OSS must change to support the new, dynamic environment of NFV.
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Fog Computing: Opportunities & Challenges for CSPs
December 2016
Fog computing is the latest potential disruptor for CSPs and their technology suppliers. This report presents Heavy Reading's current thinking on fog computing and its likely role in the development of next-generation networks and services.
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Four Use Cases for Cable NFV & SDN Virtualization
November 2016
This report explores virtualization for cable and the four use cases that appear to be most prominent in the industry's agenda. Included is an analysis of the supplier market, including the latest products for virtual CCAP (vCCAP).
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
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ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/19/2016
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 9/15/2016
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, ...
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Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.

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