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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/21/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Hitachi on industrial IoT; Deutsche Telekom touts SD-WAN offering; Swisscom puts its faith in blockchain.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/21/2017
At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/20/2017
Any technology that promises to boost broadband speeds over copper lines should find itself in comfortable surroundings in Europe, where copper is still used to ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/20/2017
Low-emissivity glass used in modern homes and apartments could become an impediment to delivering 5G connectivity to users indoors, Light Reading hears.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 9/20/2017
While not a new idea, intent-based networking has recently made a resurgence as the technology catches up with the concept.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/20/2017
Automated back office operations is becoming a hot topic amongst major operators, including many of those at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/20/2017
Comcast has proudly touted its Xfinity on Campus product for colleges and universities, but it turns out that Charter too is going after the higher education ...
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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 9/20/2017
Piracy has always been a major concern for the entire pay-TV ecosystem, but the advent of streaming technologies is aiding the illegal distribution of video content ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU proposes new rules on non-personal data; Vodafone studies cybersecurity; Huawei joins Euro 5G project.
By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 9/20/2017
Market watchers are anxious for NFV transformation to really take hold and for automation to become as routine for the telcos as it is for the cloud giants and ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 9/20/2017
India's telecom regulator has slashed the fees that operators charge one another for terminating calls in a move that bodes ill for the country's biggest operators, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/20/2017
T-Mobile US and Sprint are once again said to be in talks about an all-stock merger that would leave T-Mobile as the dominant shareholder in a new-look business.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/19/2017
LONDON -- Managed Services World Congress -- Existing contractual laws affecting telecom operators are failing to address the questions posed by the rapid development ...
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Cloud Skills Shortage Costs Enterprises Millions
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/21/2017
A report by the London School of Economics and Rackspace finds that a lack of ...
US Air Force Awards $1B Cloud Contract
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/20/2017
Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft recruited for five-year IT ...
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Huawei Debuts SDN/NFV Testing Platform
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/20/2017
Huawei's TestCraft platform was designed to simplify NFV and SDN testing for ...
Level 3's Ewert: Why Automation Is a Boon to Employees
Travis Ewert, SVP, Global Network Software Development, Level 3 Communications, 9/20/2017
Level 3's Travis Ewert espouses the benefits of NFV automation to both the ...
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Converged Access Infrastructure
August 2017
Operators have come to recognize the inefficiency of siloed infrastructure, and are increasingly drawn to the notion of a converged fixed access platform. This report examines the trend toward converged infrastructure in the access network, exploring the synergies between business segments and trade-offs between architectural alternatives. Access convergence is synergistic with trends such as SDN, NFV, CORD, network slicing and fog/edge computing.
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Intent-Based Networking: Automating Next-Generation Networks
August 2017
This report is an attempt to decipher what IBN really is, what work the standards development organization and open source community are doing in this area, what are the different vendor approaches to IBN and why IBN should be of interest to telecom operators, not just in the data center but also in wide-area networking.
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MANO & the Future of CSP Automation
August 2017
To truly benefit from NFV, CSPs will need to automate their operations, and management and orchestration (MANO) of the virtual environment will play a key role. This report examines the state of the art in NFV MANO as NFV moves out of proofs of concept and into production.
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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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