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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/16/2018
At CES, Cisco SVP and GM of the service provider business Yvette Kanouff talks about how operators can transition toward more automated operations.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/16/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout; Iliad Italy goes for youth; Orange deputy CEO on the move?
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 1/16/2018
ETSI's new automation group, the snappily titled Zero touch network and Service Management Industry Specification Group (ZSM ISG), has attracted a broad range of new ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 1/16/2018
I got to visit Nortel in Ottawa only after-the-fact. It was 2011, and Ciena had long since completed its acquisition of the Metro Ethernet Networks group, arguably ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/16/2018
Limping from one financial setback to the next, Ericsson today said it would book 14.2 billion Swedish kronor ($1.8 billion) in charges after carrying out impairment ...
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Voice-driven smart speakers, social media censorship and 5G fury. Oh, and donuts.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/16/2018
Dish may be all in on the new wireless network it's promised to deploy by 2020, but the company still has that pesky legacy TV business to manage and no consumer ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/16/2018
A reshuffling of responsibilities at Deutsche Telekom has left Alex Choi as the German operator's chief technology officer in all but name, with former CTO Bruno ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2018
In a sign of growing hostility towards Huawei and ZTE from some quarters of the US establishment, Texas Congressman Mike Conaway has proposed new legislation that ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/15/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson troubleshoots with AR; Swisscom reaches agreement on employment conditions; Telenor says "Hey you! Upskill!"
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/15/2018
President Donald Trump says that the Apple iPhone will be made in the US, as the Chinese contract manufacturer, Foxconn, opens a factory in Wisconsin.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2018
Japan's SoftBank hopes to raise about 2 trillion Japanese yen (US$18 billion) through an initial public offering (IPO) of its telecom business, according to a report ...
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 1/12/2018
Operating NFV-based services and networks is the next priority for progressive communications service providers (CSPs). And it's not easy. In fact, CSPs are telling ...
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Cradlepoint Cooks Up Cloud Connectivity
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/16/2018
Cradlepoint's cloud service provides 4G LTE wide-area network connectivity for ...
Google Cloud Offers Updates on Spectre & Meltdown Flaws
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/15/2018
For the most part, Google Cloud has been able to mitigate the fallout from the ...
Telco Transformation
TBR's Antlitz: Automation Fundamental to Navigating the 5G Era
Chris Antlitz, Senior Analyst, TBR, 1/16/2018
5G and the cloud will usher in an era of automation, reassignment and retraining ...
Digitalization Requires Operations Overhaul – Study
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/12/2018
A software-driven operations with an emphasis on automation is key for CSPs to ...
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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.
Securing the Cloud: A Market Perception Study
January 2018
This study explores how CSPs are managing the new security demands of the cloud and their strategies to mitigate risks through the deployment of new security capabilities. It also explores CSPs' plans to drive new revenue streams by selling managed security services to the enterprise.
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U.S. Converged Fiber Access Infrastructure: 2018-2021 Outlook
January 2018
This report examines drivers for converged access network deployment, along with forecasts for 2018-2021. It goes into depth about the needs of the various verticals, including smart cities and smart grids. It also looks at trends that will drive, enable or impede new deployments. In particular, the report discusses the expected retirement of copper infrastructure, fiber to the lightpost (FTTL), the financial condition of incumbents and efforts to close the broadband divide.
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5G Focus Group: Vendors Needed to Fulfill 5G Network Buildouts
January 2018
This report was generated from a Q&A with service providers that are 5G experts. This focus group was asked 12 questions about 5G deployment plans, revenue opportunities and how the market is shaping up. The results clearly indicate that 5G vendors have an outstanding opportunity to educate and market their portfolios to service providers in every market.
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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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