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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/22/2018
Always intent on expanding its broadband-based revenue opportunities, Comcast is introducing a pilot program in Houston that ties together home insurance with ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 5/21/2018
Adobe Systems agreed to buy e-commerce company Magento for $1.68 billion, stepping up competition with the likes of Salesforce and Oracle.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/21/2018
AT&T is working with Intel and SK Telecom to launch a new "open infrastructure" project, "Airship," which it says will be the foundation of its 5G Core, and help its ...
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 5/21/2018
VMware paid a lot of money, but less than you might think, for SD-WAN startup VeloCloud. The price wasn't revealed at the time the acquisition was announced, but ...
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 5/21/2018
During the past three years, UK-headquartered enterprise carrier Colt has significantly overhauled its infrastructure and systems, extending the high-bandwidth Colt ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/21/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE goes with Ericsson for subscriber analytics; du catches 5G fever; EU measures digital progress; Sky opens innovation center ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/21/2018
A quartet of Middle East operators -- du and Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar's Ooredoo and Saudi Arabia's STC -- all claim to have launched 5G ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/21/2018
Dressed in identical waistcoats, Reliance Jio's three executives looked like some kind of alternative boy band when they appeared on stage at last week's Digital ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 5/21/2018
With the acquisition of RelationEdge, Rackspace expands into providing professional services to enterprises looking to transform their businesses processes using the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/21/2018
AUSTIN -- BIG Communications Event -- It's still a challenge to find women for leadership roles in Silicon Valley, according to Matrixx Software's Jennifer ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/21/2018
Samsung is supplying the gear for Verizon's fixed 5G network in Sacramento, Calif., while Ericsson's equipment will be used in Los Angeles, the only two markets ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/18/2018
AT&T has confirmed that it will launch a premium over-the-top video service later this year, but it hasn't answered one fundamental question about how it will bring ...
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Satori Botnet Plays Hidden Role in Cryptomining Scheme, Researchers Find
Larry Loeb, Author, 5/21/2018
Several different researchers have found that recent attempts on TCP port 3333 is ...
Check Point: Cryptomining Malware Targeting Vulnerable Servers
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 5/21/2018
As the incidence of ransomware wanes, attackers are shifting to cryptocurrency ...
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Nokia Brings Smart Villages & Hope to Rural India
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/18/2018
In keeping with the nation's ambitious Digital India project that seeks to reduce ...
In Quality We Trust: Operators Try to Reverse CX Trend
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/17/2018
US companies lose $75 billion annually to poor customer experience — and ...
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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.
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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Emerging Technologies Focus Group: Operators – Prove Machine Learning's Applicability
May 2018
This focus group was asked nine questions about machine learning to ascertain current and future plans, how well it's understood and influences impacting the technology. The results clearly indicate that service providers are integrating the technology when and where it's understood and most obviously applicable; however, widespread adoption of machine learning for service providers will lag until applicability is proven.
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LTE & 5G for Private Networks
April 2018
The prospects for private networks based on public cellular network standards have never been greater. This report examines use cases for private LTE and future 5G networks. Further, this report looks at the models for deployment and integration with network operators' public services, describes the market supply-side and profiles 12 leading vendors.
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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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