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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/24/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's six steps to the smart city; eir in TV sport play to mobile users; 3 has a bad weekend; more scary stuff about ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/24/2017
Two months ago, the FCC announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NRPM) on a long-awaited new broadcast TV standard, known as ATSC 3.0. That action set in motion ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2017
Shares in Tele2 have risen as much as 6.4% in Stockholm after the Swedish telco flagged impressive growth in sales and profits for the first three months of 2017 and ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/24/2017
It's called the next-gen comms industry because technologists today are always looking at the advanced, often virtualized, technologies defining the future of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/21/2017
At this rate, it will not be long before China Mobile's biggest problem is the shortage of customers not using 4G services.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/21/2017
US cable companies -- namely Comcast and Charter -- have made a lot of noise in the wireless industry recently. Comcast has launched its Xfinity Mobile service, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/21/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify renews deal with indie labels; Orange Belgium's Q1; Virgin gives it some Voom; Finland's epic coffee fail.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/21/2017
PARIS -- Orange Hello -- Orange is working on the virtualization of its LiveBox home gateway and says it will start rolling out products for some customers in France ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 4/21/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Australia focuses on diversity needs; pinkification of tech discourages girls; Women in Comms' biggest event of the year is just ...
By Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, 4/20/2017
In December 2016, hotel conglomerate IHG announced a data breach that affected credit card transactions in restaurants and shops at approximately a dozen hotels. Last ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/20/2017
Placing his deregulatory stamp ever firmer on US communications policy, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai shepherded several key items through the Commission Thursday, ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/20/2017
Although its glory days of rapid expansion seem well behind it, Fios is still driving consumer markets revenue growth for Verizon.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/20/2017
Verizon's CFO said Thursday that the operator is continuing to spend -- on fiber and more -- to build "the network of the future," even as its first quarter results ...
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Equinix Expects 'Massive' Scaling of Interconnection Model
Ihab Tarazi, Chief Technology Officer, Equinix, 4/24/2017
Equinix is preparing for the future by looking to massively scale its ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 4/23/2017
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social ...
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LTE-Advanced Pro: Deployment Progress
March 2017
This report reviews LTE-Advanced Pro technology development and deployment, highlighting the key networking features and showing how far vendors and operators have gotten in terms of developing, trialing and deploying the technologies. It also profiles leading mobile RAN system vendors, as well as a leading LTE-A Pro chipset vendor, showing how far they have come in terms of implementing, trialing and deploying Release 13 networking features.
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Pay TV Faces New Security Threats: Are Providers Ready?
March 2017
Today, pay-TV service providers and content companies face a wider variety of security threats than ever before, and most are ill-prepared to deal with them. This report assesses the new threats facing pay-TV providers, including video piracy and cyberattacks. It discusses the widening array of vulnerabilities that are exposing providers, as well as new solutions for protection. The report includes an overview 10 pay-TV security suppliers that offer products in the U.S. cable market.
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vCPE Test & Measurement: A Market Takes Shape
February 2017
This report, part of Light Reading's Testapedia initiative, surveys the means and methods of monitoring and assuring the performance of vCPE. The report also includes overviews of companies that provide the pertinent tools and services.
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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
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The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom on what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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Intel & Cisco on Joint 5G Solutions

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Dave Ward, SVP and CTO of Cisco, is joined by Sandra Rivera, corporate VP and general manager of network platforms group of Intel, on the revolutionary 5G technology that changes networking and computing fundamentally.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.