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By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 4/24/2018
There's little argument that the ultimate architecture for telecom operators to deliver virtual network functions (VNFs) will be the cloud. But the road to Valhalla ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/24/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus strikes wholesale FTTB deal; Orange turns to Cisco for PoPs project; Ericsson's IoT findings.
By Glenn Lurie, CEO, Synchronoss, 4/24/2018
Operators are making the transition into full digital service providers. Their networks are getting faster, and they're connecting and supporting an increasing number ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/23/2018
AT&T, Verizon and the GSMA are under investigation by the DoJ, under suspicion of making it harder for subscribers to seamlessly move between carriers, by locking new ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/23/2018
Google Cloud Platform is carving out a niche among enterprise customers, finding strength in areas such as open source support and machine learning as it goes up ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/23/2018
Telecom network operators have a love-hate relationship with OpenStack. On the one hand, it is ubiquitously deployed as an open-source cloud platform, and the default ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/23/2018
Sometimes it's hard to be Gavin, Tammy Wynette might have sung if only it had scanned. He may have the chiseled, Hollywood looks of a young Michael Landon (see ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/23/2018
Verizon's Srilakshmi Valisammagari addresses the operators' efforts to deliver automation to enterprise customers via Verizon Service Designer.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/23/2018
AT&T said that it has rolled out 4G LTE-Advanced updates in more than 100 US markets -- upgrades that it is marketing as "5G Evolution" -- but subscribers will need ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/23/2018
In an environment that's changing as fast as the broadband access network, it's difficult for operators to build out upgrades today with any guarantee they'll still ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 4/23/2018
Zero-touch provisioning and deployment are long-standing terms used to describe automation of IT and data center infrastructure. The term Zero Touch Automation is now ...
By Francesco Venturini, Managing Director, Global Communications & Media Industries, Accenture, 4/23/2018
Almost all communications service providers (CSPs) have made some progress on their transformational journey to becoming digital CSPs that can prosper in the future. ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/23/2018
Sky TV's Richard Mills explains how the British satellite operator is scoring with VR sports, dramas, highlights shows and other short-form programming.
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Atlanta's Ransomware Attack Cost Around $2.6M – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/24/2018
A report indicates that Atlanta spent a little over $2.6 million to defend itself ...
SunTrust Investigation Shows Continuing Threats Posed by Insiders
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/24/2018
SunTrust Banks investigate a possible data theft by an employee that could have ...
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UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2018
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its ...
Cox Business Health GM: No More Evangelist
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/23/2018
Former Cox pro Mike Braham, who turned the MSO's Hampton Road business into a ...
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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.
Move Over, Alexa, Cable's Jumping Into the Internet of Things
April 2018
U.S. cable providers are seeking to use their device platforms and infrastructure to offer Internet of Things (IoT) products and services, seeing it as an opportunity to replace dwindling revenue from its pay-TV business. This report reviews cable's entrance into the IoT market, focusing on home automation. It examines challenges cable faces in the IoT market, including security risks and privacy concerns for consumers. Finally, the report covers 21 companies and their offerings in the market.
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SD-WAN Focus Group: Security Good for Now, but Don't Rest on Laurels
April 2018
This report is based on a Q&A with service provider employees who are experts on software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN). This focus group was asked 10 questions about overall security, technology and outside influences related to SD-WAN security. The results indicate that service providers believe they're doing a good job on SD-WAN security but need to consider some enhancements to continue doing so.
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FTTH & 5G Fixed Wireless: Different Horses for Different Courses
March 2018
5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to drop cables for the critical last hundred feet between a service provider's distribution infrastructure and the customer premises. This report examines the relative merits of fiber to the home (FTTH) and mmWave 5G-FWA technologies from both engineering and business perspectives. Although the report primarily addresses the U.S. market, 5G-FWA technology and strategic perspectives apply elsewhere.
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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 ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
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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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