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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2018
Altice Europe is selling stakes in its towers businesses for the sum of €2.5 billion (US$2.9 billion) in an effort to reduce debts and open up new revenue streams in ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/21/2018
Look for Ruckus Networks to focus even more intently on the emerging markets of edge computing IoT and next-gen mobile services when Ian Whiting takes over as ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2018
Switch on your smartphone and tiny letters at the top of the screen handily indicate whether you are using a 3G or 4G data network. How soon 5G pops up could depend ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/20/2018
Digital transformation won't soon end the common use of annoying interactive voice response (IVR) technology to provide customer service, but a new survey by ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/20/2018
In an era when bigger competitors are growing much faster in the cloud, Oracle turned in lackluster quarterly earnings, and it's getting beat up on Wall Street as a ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/20/2018
AT&T now says it will deploy Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) to support extremely low-power LTE machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, after extensive testing -- and some ...
By Robert Clark, 6/20/2018
Telstra today unveiled its much-anticipated new strategic plan, promising to slash its workforce by a quarter and set up a dedicated infrastructure unit to arrest its ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/20/2018
Technology can be learned, but critical thinking, decision making and verbal communication are the career-making skills that are transferable and crucial in a digital transformation, says Jennifer Kyriakakis, Matrixx Software's co-founder and VP of marketing.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 6/20/2018
ETSI's Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) has just released a flurry of documents related to its rather curious remit, which ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/20/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Archos to install blockchain-based browser on its devices; Dialog in talks to buy Synaptics; Eurofins acquires Insite Security.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/19/2018
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is launching its Software-Defined Branch solution to help enterprises meet the needs of cloud, Internet of Things and ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/19/2018
Cisco is acquiring July Systems to help enterprises use WiFi to locate customers, employees and visitors inside facilities.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/19/2018
T-Mobile and Sprint have told the FCC that if it allows their proposed $26.5 billion merger, more American consumers will be encouraged to "cut the cord" on their ...
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Olympic Destroyer Returns With Attacks in Europe
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 6/20/2018
Kaspersky Labs researchers believe the hackers behind the Olympic Destroyer worm ...
Cyber Criminals Using Hidden Tunnels to Attack Banks, Financial Institutions
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 6/20/2018
A new study from Vecta finds that cyber criminals are using so-called hidden ...
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Data Centers on the Edge: Stay Ahead of DCI
6/20/2018
Ahead of NGON & DCI Europe 2018, BBWN features an interview with Africa's ...
Operators Win Smart City Hearts With Mix of Broadband Techs
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/20/2018
To bridge metro areas' digital divides, some cities are mandating coverage areas ...
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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.
WiFi Prospects in a 5G World
June 2018
Just like 3G, 4G and LTE, 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities. This report explores recent patterns in WiFi deployment and improvements to the technology. It reviews the likely impact of business models, installed base of legacy infrastructure and vested interests – all of which will influence the evolution of the market – exploring how WiFi and 5G are likely to fit together.
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B/OSS Transformation Focus Group: B/OSS Automation Plans Equate to Cautious Optimism
June 2018
Service providers on our Thought Leadership Council are cautiously optimistic about B/OSS automation, with more than half already taking steps to automate B/OSS. This focus group was asked 10 questions about their deployment plans, technology, drivers and obstacles for B/OSS automation. These service providers clearly have realistic goals and expectations for this technology, but they're also cognizant of the challenges they face as they continue to integrate automation.
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Universal CPE: The Ultimate CPE Solution?
May 2018
uCPE systems are a key market opportunity created by the development of SDN and cloud services. They are continuing to develop with new processors, better system integration and more efficient virtualization solutions. This report covers 18 vendors that offer uCPE hardware platforms, software platforms or integration services. It also covers the leading processors for uCPE platforms and service provider approaches to uCPE systems, with specific information on AT&T uCPE platforms.
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
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 ...
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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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