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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/15/2017
Net neutrality advocates weren't going to let the FCC roll back the Open Internet Order without making their voices heard. Protesters gathered outside the FCC ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/15/2017
This week in our WiC roundup: Where are the women in cryptocurrency?; female CEOs tell tales of being pushed out of tech; international telecom companies make big ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/15/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and BT exchange TV channels; UK military chief warns of Russian subsea skullduggery; Sunrise demos 5G with Huawei.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/15/2017
T-Mobile Netherlands has agreed to buy rival Tele2 for €190 million ($224 million) and a 25% stake in the combined company.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/14/2017
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission -- The FCC voted 3-2 along party lines today to repeal the Open Internet Order passed in 2015 and replace it ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
EnterpriseWeb may not be a new name amongst those in the NFV, telco cloud and OSS communities, but 2018 could be the year when it becomes a much more familiar name ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/14/2017
Seeking to move aggressively into the enterprise sector, Arris has set up a new division incorporating the Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch businesses that it bought ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/14/2017
Ribbon, the company created last month from a merger between Sonus and Genband, has named Fritz Hobbs as its new president and CEO following the resignation of Ray ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/14/2017
Walt Disney Co. confirmed Thursday that it is buying most of the assets of 21st Century Fox for a whopping total of $52.4 billion.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/14/2017
A new survey of IT professionals, conducted for CenturyLink, shows businesses are still very interested in using MPLS, even as they add software-defined WANs to the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/14/2017
In a major blow to one of the world's biggest equipment vendors, Ericsson has replaced either China's Huawei or Finland's Nokia as one of Deutsche Telekom's two main ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 12/14/2017
Back in 2014 the regulatory winds were favorable in European telecoms with consolidation in both the German and Austrian markets taking the number of mobile network ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
The ETSI group focused on zero-touch networking and automation, which has been in gestation for the past few months, has been officially launched with the likes of ...
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Google Nabs Former Cloud Holdout Etsy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/15/2017
Etsy once said the cloud wasn't for them, but now they're taking their IT to ...
IBM Q Network Opens Up Quantum Computing to Researchers, Businesses
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/15/2017
IBM's newly announced Q Network will give businesses, government agencies and ...
Telco Transformation
Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
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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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