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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/22/2018
If you want AT&T's Catherine González Pack to do something, tell her she can't do it. That's what landed her in the military, which -- coupled with a die-hard love of ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/19/2018
Add Cable One to the growing list of US cable operators offering gigabit broadband speeds to virtually all the homes passed in its traditional service areas. But, ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/19/2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report finding that the speed threshold for defining broadband should remain at 25 megabits ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 1/19/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: VC sees a slow influx of women; new tech hubs offer jobs but no minority takers; the best companies to work for in 2018; and more.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/19/2018
The world's biggest mobile network vendors would rather forget about 2017. Major customers had already built their 4G networks and were still waiting for the first 5G ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/19/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom considers splitting T-Systems; Arcep opens its 5G window; Tele Columbus goes with Netcracker for billing.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2018
While the merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications isn't slowing down the pace of virtualization activity within the new company, the union is focusing the ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/18/2018
Samsung is planning to take on Intel and Qualcomm in the 5G modem market, according to a new report out of South Korea.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/18/2018
Michael Sherwood, director of technology and innovation for the City of Las Vegas, talks about the city's partnership with Cisco, its roadmap for the future and how Las Vegas plans to become a premier destination for new tech companies.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/18/2018
Following negotiations over a long-running VoIP patent infringement suit, Sprint and Cox have settled their differences and announced a multi-year deal that will ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/18/2018
Reliance Jio, India's youngest and most disruptive network operator, has started this year with a bang by announcing a round of tariff cuts, which could be the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/18/2018
Although it's steadily increasing its pursuit of larger enterprises, Comcast has not exactly stopped trying to lure smaller businesses too. In that vein, the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/18/2018
Qualcomm has raised its profit forecast -- citing 5G as a growth factor -- while it tries to fight off an unsolicited acquisition bid from Broadcom.
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Salesforce, IBM & Google Relationship Status: 'It's Complicated'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2018
Salesforce's Einstein and IBM Watson are going steady, but Salesforce is also ...
IBM Earnings Lesson: Don't Call the Mainframe a Dinosaur
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2018
The cloud and mainframe sales – yes, mainframe – helped reverse 22 ...
Telco Transformation
Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/22/2018
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
Culture Hardest to Transform – Sigma CTO
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
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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.
Gfast Rollout Starts With Amendment 3 Chipsets
January 2018
We expect the rollout of Gfast systems and services based on the latest chipsets to start in 2018 and ramp during 2019. This report details and analyzes chipsets from the leading vendors in this important market as network operators plan the rollout of Gfast and the latest VDSL2 services. The report profiles the vendors and reviews specific chipset families, identifies the key features and highlights the advantages they hold for system developers and service providers.
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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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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 ...
Nokia Lands 5G Deal at NTT DoCoMo
Friday, January 19, 2018
Ericsson & Bell Canada Sign Landmark TV Deal
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tele Columbus Selects Netcracker Billing Platform
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Sprint Teams Up with Cox to Boost Spectrum With Fiber
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tivo Adds YouTube TV to Patent Deal
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Comcast Adds Limited BYOD to Xfinity Mobile
Thursday, January 18, 2018
ADTRAN Reports Q4 Loss
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Verizon Does New NBA Distribution Deal
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Comcast Technology Solutions & DLVR Team to Deliver QoE Across Screens
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
FCC Proposes $500M for Rural Broadband
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Amdocs Boasts 5G-Ready Online Charging System
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The 2018 Best Workplaces in Technology
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Allot to Acquire Netonomy
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

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