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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 6/18/2018
Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
By Scott Raynovich, Founder and Principal Analyst, Futuriom, 6/15/2018
After the US government this week approved the AT&T and Time-Warner merger, it's a good time to look at why AT&T is pursuing this merger and the broader landscape ...
By Bruce Mehlman, co-chairman, Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), 6/15/2018
Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reformed how it regulates the business data services (BDS, formerly known as "special access") market to better ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2018
ZTE just cannot catch a break. Despite yesterday's news of plans for a $10.7 billion line of credit, and its nomination of board members untarnished by past ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 6/15/2018
The long-anticipated merger between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular is nearing completion, with the operators putting the final touches to the deal and clearing ...
By Mike Yang, President, Quanta Cloud Technology, 6/15/2018
Fifth-generation (5G) cellular promises gigabit speeds, single-digit-millisecond latencies and mission-critical reliability. To deliver on those promises, mobile ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/15/2018
Source packet routing in networking, or SPRING, is a standards-based approach to segment routing that is gaining a lot of traction among service providers and cloud ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2018
AT&T has closed its $84 billion takeover of Time Warner after a US judge approved the deal with no restrictions earlier this week. (See AT&T Wins Big, Gets Bigger: ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 6/15/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Google slams diversity measures at the leadership level; fatigue sets in on the Valley; men's careers are nurtured more than ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/15/2018
Google is launching App Maker, a low-code tool designed to let anyone -- even line-of-business users -- build business applications using G Suite.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/15/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster broadband for Cardiff; Ukrainian billionaire plans "Netflix of sport"; Sky bags Serie A rights; EU WiFi program a ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/14/2018
OTTAWA -- The telecom industry is moving toward autonomous networks, but Ciena says it is taking a different approach. As a supplier of optical, packet and software ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/14/2018
Following its resumption of trading yesterday, ZTE is looking to raise about $10.7 billion in financing as it tries to get its business back on track, according to ...
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Over 300K Cybersecurity Jobs Remain Open in the US, Study Finds
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 6/15/2018
A report from CyberSeek finds that there are currently over 300,000 open ...
Intel Chips' 'Lazy FP' Vulnerability Could Leak Secure Data
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/15/2018
A group of security researchers have found a new vulnerability with Intel's chips ...
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Fiber & Cable for the Cloud: How to Deliver Reach & Speed
6/14/2018
A challenge operators face is delivering sufficient capacity to allow customers ...
China's Telcos Spark PON Revenue Rebound
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/14/2018
After five consecutive quarters of decline, overall PON revenue rebounded in the ...
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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.
WiFi Prospects in a 5G World
June 2018
Just like 3G, 4G and LTE, 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities. This report explores recent patterns in WiFi deployment and improvements to the technology. It reviews the likely impact of business models, installed base of legacy infrastructure and vested interests – all of which will influence the evolution of the market – exploring how WiFi and 5G are likely to fit together.
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B/OSS Transformation Focus Group: B/OSS Automation Plans Equate to Cautious Optimism
June 2018
Service providers on our Thought Leadership Council are cautiously optimistic about B/OSS automation, with more than half already taking steps to automate B/OSS. This focus group was asked 10 questions about their deployment plans, technology, drivers and obstacles for B/OSS automation. These service providers clearly have realistic goals and expectations for this technology, but they're also cognizant of the challenges they face as they continue to integrate automation.
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Universal CPE: The Ultimate CPE Solution?
May 2018
uCPE systems are a key market opportunity created by the development of SDN and cloud services. They are continuing to develop with new processors, better system integration and more efficient virtualization solutions. This report covers 18 vendors that offer uCPE hardware platforms, software platforms or integration services. It also covers the leading processors for uCPE platforms and service provider approaches to uCPE systems, with specific information on AT&T uCPE platforms.
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Prime Reading
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News 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 , News 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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Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
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