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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/21/2017
Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm said Monday that they have hit 1.07 Gbit/s in Gigabit LTE tests in the lab, as the operator readies for commercial launch sometime this ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/21/2017
Early to the home security market among ISPs, AT&T may now be looking to exit the business. A report by Reuters states that AT&T is exploring a sale of its Digital ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/21/2017
Since Serpil Bayraktar began her career in comms 26 years ago -- alongside Internet giants such as Yakov Rekhter, Dave Katz, Elise Gerich and even Vint Cerf -- she's ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/21/2017
In today's regional roundup: UK broadband providers propose less-generous compensation for poor service; Italian officials want Telecom Italia-Mediaset combo; and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/21/2017
CenturyLink is now applying artificial intelligence to automate the work of qualifying sales leads in an effort to make its human sales force more effective.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/21/2017
Market watchers apparently cannot decide if 5G is essential to a country's digital competitiveness or a solution in search of a problem.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/21/2017
After going incognito for a while, Glue Networks is making a resurgence today under a new moniker and revitalized mission to "automate the mundane" in IT management ...
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By Sef Tuma, Managing Director & Global Lead, Accenture Digital Video, 8/21/2017
Security is at the top of the agenda for most C-suite executives and boards of directors, and the digital video industry is no different. Several high-profile cases ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/21/2017
The cable industry isn't known for its wicked fast innovation. In fact until recently, cable operators were mostly considered more backward-looking even than their ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/18/2017
Cisco's $610 million acquisition of Viptela, which closed Aug. 1, might seem to signal the end of IWAN, Cisco's home-brewed SD-WAN. But analysts are predicting a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2017
If you haven't heard about EnterpriseWeb, then you are likely not tracking the many NFV proofs-of-concept and TM Forum Catalyst projects. This software company is ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/18/2017
President Donald Trump has scrapped plans to form an infrastructure advisory council according to a report by Bloomberg citing "a person familiar with the matter."
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Adtran Connect -- Competition often drives gigabit deployments -- just think what Google Fiber did by just threatening to build fiber-to-the-home ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 8/21/2017
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Stefan Rupp, CEO & CDO, Event & Media Solutions, Swisscom, 8/21/2017
Swisscom Event & Media Solutions chief digital officer talks about the operator's ...
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MANO & the Future of CSP Automation
August 2017
To truly benefit from NFV, CSPs will need to automate their operations, and management and orchestration (MANO) of the virtual environment will play a key role. This report examines the state of the art in NFV MANO as NFV moves out of proofs of concept and into production.
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Investigating the 5G Core Network & System Architecture
August 2017
5G is the next-generation mobile networking standard that will build on the global 4G LTE ecosystem and targets a raft of new service opportunities. The report investigates a critical part of the 5G system architecture: the 5G core (5GC).
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CORD & the Future of CSP Automation
August 2017
This report examines Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) as an approach to CO modernization. The report projects CORD's future outlook, including adoption levels, and discusses CORD's relationship with emerging fog networking.
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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 ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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 ...
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NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
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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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Three Gets Smart(y), BT Invokes Twitter – The Recap

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From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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If You're Not First, You're Last – The Recap

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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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