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By Craig Leddy, 4/19/2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a trendy catch phrase for something that cable's been talking about for years: connected homes, automated services and voice controls. ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/19/2018
Following several rounds of consolidation, India's telecom industry is poised for a major expansion of network infrastructure. Each of the top three service providers ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/19/2018
IBM should have had a good day on Wall Street, after reporting its second straight quarter of revenue growth following five years of consecutive quarterly revenue ...
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By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/18/2018
Alibaba, the biggest cloud provider you don't spend a lot of time thinking about (but should), is deploying Cloud Foundry on its infrastructure, and joining the Cloud ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
Enterprises are looking to service providers for end-to-end solutions that scale, but the lack of interoperability and consistency within the telecom market is making ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/18/2018
Lawmakers are arguing about net neutrality again. In an effort to craft legislation that would protect net neutrality from the whims of the ruling party within the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/18/2018
France's Orange has revealed details of an artificial intelligence (AI) research project with IBM and Nokia that could help it to predict demand patterns in future 5G ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/18/2018
AT&T has been vocal about its internal efforts to reskill its workforce over the past few years, but AT&T's Randall Porter says there's also a critical need to ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/18/2018
Huawei is expected to launch its first 5G smartphone in the third quarter of 2019. The timing is in line with expectations of the arrival of initial Chinese ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/18/2018
Blind hiring, raising awareness, encouraging dialogue and ending binding arbitration agreements are a few ways the industry can thwart gender discrimination, says former Wall Street executive Karen MacFarlane.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/18/2018
Kevin McBride explains how CenturyLink's operations teams are adapting to the operator's efforts to move toward a data-driven network.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/18/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom offers Azure in South Africa; Facebook gets less presumptuous; EU gets tough on data; Elisa Q1 profits up.
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/18/2018
Zinc CEO Stacey Epstein saw the shortcomings of mainstream collaboration tools walking around the streets of San Francisco.
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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: Cybercrime Will Reach $6 Trillion Annually
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/18/2018
Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, told ...
Alert Warns Russian Actors Are Targeted Unsecured Network Devices
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/18/2018
A join statement from UK and US law enforcement and security agencies are warning ...
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ADTRAN Upbeat as Q1 Results Reflect Stalled Spending
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/18/2018
ADTRAN expects a strong second half as CenturyLink's review eventually ends, it ...
Ovum: 10-Gig Era Demands Business Innovation for Max Margins
4/18/2018
To command the higher premiums high-speed connections warrant, fixed broadband ...
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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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