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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/23/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free not happy with Netflix speed rating; Virgin Media customers put on hack alert; new CEO for Wind Tre.
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This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Collete Davis runs the (startup) world; raising boys and girls differently; stop interrupting me!; and more.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/23/2017
Dropbox is launching a private fiber network to speed service reach internationally, according to a report by Fortune earlier this week.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/22/2017
The boss of European chipmaker Sequans has confirmed that interoperability between Ericsson and Huawei remains a problem in the NB-IoT market but says he expects this ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/22/2017
An AT&T executive said Thursday morning that he expects that the operator will be able to start deploying a standards-based 5G network late in 2018 or 2019.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/22/2017
Verizon's One Fiber initiative in Boston wasn't a one-off endeavor. Now that the telco has similarly teamed up with the city of Sacramento, Verizon has made it ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/22/2017
UK chip designer Imagination Technologies has put itself up for sale just weeks after iPhone maker Apple said it would stop using the company's technology. (See ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/22/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du goes large with Massive MIMO; Free Mobile receives poor QoS review; Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/22/2017
Cable company Altice has raised $1.9 billion in what appears to mark the second-largest initial public offering in the US market this year after that of social media ...
By Patrick Donegan, Founder and Principal Analyst, HardenStance, 6/22/2017
Around 1,000 delegates attended Deutsche Telekom's second two-day "Magenta" cybersecurity event for customers and partners in Munich this week. That 1,000-delegate ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 6/21/2017
On its earnings call Wednesday, Oracle bragged about a big deal for AT&T to deploy enterprise applications on Oracle's cloud, saying the agreement will be a signal to ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/21/2017
What's the cost of pissing off the state of New York? In Charter's case, $13 million.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/21/2017
Netflix became famous for disrupting the pay-TV landscape with its over-the-top streaming model, but also for shaking up the status quo internally eight years ago ...
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Dugan: Level 3's SD-WAN Raises All Access Ships
Andrew Dugan, Chief Technology Officer, Level 3 Communications, 6/22/2017
Level 3's CTO Andrew Dugan talks about SD-WAN's ability to serve enterprise ...
Is Cable On Deck for ONAP?
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/21/2017
The Linux Foundation's ONAP is drawing interest from cable companies and other ...
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Heavy Reading
FTTx: State of the Market
June 2017
This report examines the evolution of PON technologies. It reviews the key technologies for FTTH, FTTB and FTTC, considers the state of advancement beyond gigabit networks into multi-gigabit deployments, and compares the positioning of leading FTTx technology vendors. It also explores the relationship between fiber and copper, and considers how fiber and wireless will interact as 5G technologies come on stream.
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Future of Virtualization: The Force (Finally) Awakens
June 2017
The Future of Virtualization Indexes track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. This report provides the findings of Heavy Reading's fourth survey on the Future of Virtualization Indexes, based on data gathered in April 2017.
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TM Forum Live! Highlights: Eight Key Takeaways
June 2017
This report presents our views on eight hot topics discussed at TM Forum Live!, citing specific examples of cases discussed at the show and summarizing input from both telecom operators and technology partners.
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Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/25/2017
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source ...
NFV's Major Movements
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
Iain Morris , News Editor , 4/10/2017
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
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From The Founder
Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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ZTE 5G World Highlights

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ZTE showcases its leading 5G innovations at 5G World in London.
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