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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/28/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Vodafone CTO Johann Wibergh has admitted to feeling "worried" about the hype surrounding so-called millimeter wave (or ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/28/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- AT&T has won the $7 billion contract to build the long-awaited FirstNet nationwide LTE network for first responders in the US.
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/28/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Equinix is working on beefing up storage at the edges of its network, looking to help enterprises maximize Internet of ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/28/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says changes to the US corporate tax code -- or additional measures to encourage companies to bring ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 2/28/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Facebook unveiled the latest steps in its "10 Year Plan" to connect the world and provide a better user experience for ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/28/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- SAP kicked its cloud strategy into a higher gear Monday, launching a partnership with Apple on iPhone and iPad endpoint ...
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BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Deutsche Telekom's chief technology officer, says greater industry collaboration is needed to reduce ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/28/2017
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/27/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Enrique Blanco has a bone to pick with some of his fellow operators.
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/27/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Oracle has been trash-talking SAP for years, and now SAP is giving back.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/27/2017
AT&T is using Mobile World Congress to tout its Network 3.0 Indigo, and specifically the way software-defined networking will power its transition to 5G. Working with ...
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"For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/27/2017
In yet another acknowledgement that OTT video is here to stay, Comcast announced this morning that it will start offering YouTube on its pay-TV platform later this ...
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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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Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/8/2017
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Will AI Create More Jobs Than It Destroys?
Mitch Wagner , Editor, Enterprise Cloud , 2/6/2017
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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
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You Mobile Enhances Customer Experience With Huawei BSS

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James Weng, CEO of You Mobile, shares the experience of enhancing customer experience in Spain and trying to establish the best Chinese community based on Huawei BSS.
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Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Trucks & More

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At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.
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Introducing OrbTV: Netscout's MWC Day 1 Recap

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The executive team of Netscout reviews the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for OrbTV -- Light Reading and Netscout's full coverage of the show. We'll have daily show recaps, service provider interviews and tours of the show floor.
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Innovation at MWC: Low-Power IoT for Scottish Sea Lions

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Light Reading's Liz Coyne tours the GSMA's Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2017. A key theme of this year's event is how low-power or no-power IoT devices could become a part of our everyday lives. Imagine a world in which over 15 billion shipping pallets communicate with cellular networks down the entire supply chain. Or a parka that reveals your ...
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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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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.