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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/1/2017
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/1/2017
Cable operators are crafting actual plans to virtualize and distribute key parts and functions of their access networks after years of brave talk about doing so, ...
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Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
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BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Russia's VimpelCom, which this week renamed itself Veon, is aiming to be one of the first operators to use NFV products and ...
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Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
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BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- While Verizon has been tight-lipped for years about what's next for Fios TV, the telco let slip significant new details ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/1/2017
Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/1/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Not content to simply be a technology provider, VMware wants to leverage NFV to help communications service providers build ...
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From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
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Amazon Web Services is recovered from "high error rates" and outages due to disruption to its S3 simple storage service used by nearly 150,000 websites, including ...
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Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
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VMware is making a big splash this week in Barcelona, intending to redefine itself as a key strategic partner to the telecom industry in delivering new services, ...
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About That Social Media Burnout…
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 3/1/2017
Some millenials are starting to pull back from the stress of using social media, ...
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Douglas Nassaur, GM & Lead Principal Technical Architect, Technology Design & Architecture, AT&T, 3/1/2017
AT&T is looking at the ways that containers and microservices will impact ...
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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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Trump & Tech: Round 1
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/8/2017
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact ...
Will AI Create More Jobs Than It Destroys?
Mitch Wagner , Editor, Enterprise Cloud , 2/6/2017
Artificial intelligence will create new categories of work even as it destroys ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.
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Elisa: Mobile Video Is Adding a Platform for All Digital Services

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With its new strategy of "Accelerate new services business," Elisa is finding success in mobile video business based on two main factors: new business design and best video experience, and achieving fast business success with the highest DOU in the world. Furthermore, video is adding a platform for all digital services.
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Evolving to All Cloud Network

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All Cloud is a key measure for carriers to achieve digital transformation and upgrade their network infrastructure in terms of networks, services and operations. Digital transformation will create systematic strengths in pooled hardware resources, distributed software architecture and automated operation, which will enable comprehensive resource scheduling and ...
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IoT Platform Enables Carriers to Expand IoT Services & Ecosystem

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The huge potential of the IoT market is attracting enterprises, hoping to seize the opportunity by building up IoT platforms and ecosystem. There are hundreds of IoT platform players in what is a fierce market and Huawei is one of them. Julian Waston, Senior Principal Analyst of IoT from IHS Markit, gives his views on the trends in IoT platforms, and explains how ...
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Ericsson's CTO on 4G Innovation

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At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
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OrbTV: Tata Goes Global for IoT

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Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
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OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance Shares Its Smart City Vision

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Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
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OrbTV: Boingo's CTO on the Need for Convergence

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Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
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OrbTV: NetScout's Chief Architect on Big Data

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Greg Mayo, NetScout's Chief Architect, talks about the role of big data analytics in helping carriers to understand what's happening on their networks.
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OrbTV: Delving Into Tele2's IoT Strategy

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Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.
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OrbTV: Hot Trends on Day 2 at MWC

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IoT, 5G and the evolution of 4G are just some of the hot topics under the spotlight as Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre talks with Netscout CMO Jim McNiel on Day 2 of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Name That Acronym

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From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
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The Social Network: An Update on Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project

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Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
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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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Charting the CSP's Future
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.