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This was supposed to be the year when NB-IoT exploded into the market and left its network rivals reeling from the impact:
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It was Kathy Winter's constant desire to be on the cutting-edge of technology and stay up-to-date on where the comms world was headed next that led her to be the ...
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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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The US Senate vote to overturn broadband privacy regulations imposed under the Obama Administration is meeting with the expected outcry of consumer protectionists. ...
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PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress -- Orange Business Services has begun offering a "universal CPE" to customers as part of its deployment of on-demand ...
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This week in our WiCipedia roundup: A Down Under competition celebrates superhero girls; tips for how to find female execs; Motorola celebrates women in engineering; ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/24/2017
Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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The possibility of a merger between BSNL and MTNL, India's government-owned telcos, has once again set tongues wagging in the national market.
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The pieces for a flexible optical network are in place, in the sense that the hardware exists and can be gotten commercially. What's missing is the software.
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 3/27/2017
Analysts at Jefferies believe Snap is well positioned for growth in coming years ...
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LTE-Advanced Pro: Deployment Progress
March 2017
This report reviews LTE-Advanced Pro technology development and deployment, highlighting the key networking features and showing how far vendors and operators have gotten in terms of developing, trialing and deploying the technologies. It also profiles leading mobile RAN system vendors, as well as a leading LTE-A Pro chipset vendor, showing how far they have come in terms of implementing, trialing and deploying Release 13 networking features.
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Pay TV Faces New Security Threats: Are Providers Ready?
March 2017
Today, pay-TV service providers and content companies face a wider variety of security threats than ever before, and most are ill-prepared to deal with them. This report assesses the new threats facing pay-TV providers, including video piracy and cyberattacks. It discusses the widening array of vulnerabilities that are exposing providers, as well as new solutions for protection. The report includes an overview 10 pay-TV security suppliers that offer products in the U.S. cable market.
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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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The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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Light Reading talked to George McGregor of Citrix about the NetScaler Mobile Gateway - an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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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.