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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2018
In a sign of growing hostility towards Huawei and ZTE from some quarters of the US establishment, Texas Congressman Mike Conaway has proposed new legislation that ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/15/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson troubleshoots with AR; Swisscom reaches agreement on employment conditions; Telenor says "Hey you! Upskill!"
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/15/2018
President Donald Trump says that the Apple iPhone will be made in the US, as the Chinese contract manufacturer, Foxconn, opens a factory in Wisconsin.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2018
Japan's SoftBank hopes to raise about 2 trillion Japanese yen (US$18 billion) through an initial public offering (IPO) of its telecom business, according to a report ...
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 1/12/2018
Operating NFV-based services and networks is the next priority for progressive communications service providers (CSPs). And it's not easy. In fact, CSPs are telling ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/12/2018
LAS VEGAS -- Talk of network protocols isn't front and center at CES, but it's not absent either, particularly given this year's focus on the Internet of Things. ...
By Light Reading, 1/12/2018
A year after Comcast unveiled its operating system for the connected home, now branded xFi, the cable company introduced a vastly expanded set of features for the platform and announced plans to make home automation services available to more than 15 million customers with compatible WiFi gateways.
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 1/12/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: CES makes waves with keynote additions and scandalous bots; former Google engineer James Damore strikes back; how to buck the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/12/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Duisburg smartens up with Huawei; ETNO makes a plea for cybersecurity collaboration; Nokia deep-dives under the duvet.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/12/2018
South Korea's SK Telecom has been in the limelight over the past year as one of a handful of service providers playing a key role in the development of a global 5G ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/12/2018
With its roots in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, automation is hardly a new phenomenon. Nor, of course, is it one that affects the technology and ...
By Light Reading, 1/12/2018
From the future of laundry to solo cars, Light Reading presents an array of wireless, wonderful and wacky gadgets from CES in Las Vegas.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/11/2018
Maybe Altice USA should just change its name, jettisoning the Altice brand altogether.
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Google Cloud Offers Updates on Spectre & Meltdown Flaws
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/15/2018
For the most part, Google Cloud has been able to mitigate the fallout from the ...
Are Public Clouds Interchangeable Commodities, Like Light Bulbs?
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/15/2018
'Pluggable cloud' means moving workloads from one public cloud to another to get ...
Telco Transformation
Digitalization Requires Operations Overhaul – Study
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/12/2018
A software-driven operations with an emphasis on automation is key for CSPs to ...
IHS Markit's Téral: 5G Targets for Telco CIOs
Stéphane Téral, Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics, IHS Markit, 1/11/2018
In this Q&A on 5G transformation from the telco CIO's view, IHS Markit's Stéphane ...
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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.
Securing the Cloud: A Market Perception Study
January 2018
This study explores how CSPs are managing the new security demands of the cloud and their strategies to mitigate risks through the deployment of new security capabilities. It also explores CSPs' plans to drive new revenue streams by selling managed security services to the enterprise.
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U.S. Converged Fiber Access Infrastructure: 2018-2021 Outlook
January 2018
This report examines drivers for converged access network deployment, along with forecasts for 2018-2021. It goes into depth about the needs of the various verticals, including smart cities and smart grids. It also looks at trends that will drive, enable or impede new deployments. In particular, the report discusses the expected retirement of copper infrastructure, fiber to the lightpost (FTTL), the financial condition of incumbents and efforts to close the broadband divide.
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5G Focus Group: Vendors Needed to Fulfill 5G Network Buildouts
January 2018
This report was generated from a Q&A with service providers that are 5G experts. This focus group was asked 12 questions about 5G deployment plans, revenue opportunities and how the market is shaping up. The results clearly indicate that 5G vendors have an outstanding opportunity to educate and market their portfolios to service providers in every market.
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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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