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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/11/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson trials LAA with SingTel; WiFi Internet boost in Lagos; VEON exec heads to Digicel; BT's new legal eagle.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/11/2017
Apple is poised to acquire music-recognition app Shazam in a $400 million deal that would strengthen its own music services, according to numerous press reports.
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 12/8/2017
One of Netflix's many accomplishments is really driving personalized recommendations for its viewers. Given the growing breadth of digital libraries, navigation and ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/8/2017
The rumor mill is working overtime with reports that both Disney and Comcast are interested in buying up TV and film assets from 21st Century Fox. But a deal ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/8/2017
PRAGUE -- 2020 Vision Executive Summit -- For the last 15 years, the car industry has been tinkering like a never-satisfied mechanic with a technology called digital ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 12/8/2017
From mining to insurance, companies across multiple industries are talking about digital transformation. For some, digital transformation is about selling existing ...
By Mike Hollyman, Head of Consulting Engineering, Nokia Deepfield, 12/8/2017
For today's Internet subscribers, "slow" is the new "down" when it comes to streaming speed and quality of over-the-top (OTT) content traffic. This isn't limited to ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/8/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Big names in fashion take over coding programs; Netflix leads race for innovation; how #metoo scandals affect tech and telecom; ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/8/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone abandons Maltese merger; Sheffield sticks the knife into Uber; Türk Telekom's TV ambitions.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/8/2017
PRAGUE -- 2020 Vision Executive Summit -- The idea of optical disaggregation is working up a head of steam, but operators don't yet consider it a top priority.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/7/2017
Ciena is expecting automation to help grow its software role in 2018 -- CEO Gary Smith said on the company's earnings call Thursday -- but with a focus on mechanizing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/7/2017
Juniper Networks has set its sights on being a leading player in the multicloud cybersecurity sector and is ready to make a strategic acquisition to advance that ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 12/7/2017
Unless you've been living in North Korea for the last couple of years you will have noticed Cisco Systems has undergone a pretty major techno-cultural shift. Cisco's ...
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Cisco Acquiring Cloud Optimization Specialist Cmpute.io
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/8/2017
For its latest acquisition, Cisco is buying Cmpute.io, a small cloud optimization ...
Make-a-Wish Foundation Soars to Cloud
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/8/2017
The Make-a-Wish Foundation is looking to Salesforce to streamline the process of ...
Telco Transformation
TT Caption Contest: Holiday Edition
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/8/2017
It's the final cartoon caption contest of the year for Telco Transformation.
November Caption Contest Winners Unveiled
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/8/2017
No one was safe in last month's Telco Transformation cartoon caption contest.
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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.
B/OSS Transformation Focus Group: Hefty Budget Increases Expected Through 2023
December 2017
This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are B/OSS experts on Heavy Reading's Thought Leadership Council (TLC). This group was asked 12 questions about revenue, deployment and technology related to B/OSS transformation. The results show that CSPs are eager to invest in transforming their B/OSSs, with budget increases of at least 5 percent a year through 2023 – even as they acknowledge that doing so will not be a painless endeavor.
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C-V2X: Coming on Fast in the Inside Lane
November 2017
With the future of the connected car up for grabs, cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) systems are gaining speed, and may surpass dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) systems in traffic safety applications around the world. This report explores ongoing connected car test and trial activity, specifically in the context of integrated traffic and safety systems. It considers the different technology options, examines recent car connectivity trials and reviews the emerging supply chain.
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Smart NICs: Accelerating Virtualized Applications
November 2017
Smart network interface cards (NICs) offload low-level functions from server CPUs, dramatically increasing network and application performance. By using the right smart NIC and providing the best software support, service providers can significantly enhance the services they offer. This report covers the market and applications for smart NICs, examines the technology and devices inside smart NICs and profiles 18 of the leading vendors.
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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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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
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