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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/18/2018
AUSTIN -- Big Communications Event -- Highlighting two critical gaps that the telecom industry needs to fill, Spectrum Enterprise EVP Phil Meeks called on other ...
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By Light Reading, 5/18/2018
At BCE 2018, Reliance Jio's president of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, describes how the operator has transformed the nature of mobile service delivery with its greenfield 4G network and, in doing so, changed the communications landscape in what is the second-biggest services market in the world.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 5/18/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Announcing our three Leading Lights Awards winners; celebrating moms at work; men-only clubs think again; and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/18/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU calls for co-operation on cyberdefense; Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy; nun news.
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 5/17/2018
Rackspace acquired RelationEdge, a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner, expanding Rackspace's business from infrastructure and platforms into cloud applications, ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 5/17/2018
Google has acquired Cask Data, which develops the open source Cask Data Application Platform to ease building and running big data solutions for enterprises using Hadoop.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 5/17/2018
India's operators are on a fund-raising spree as they battle one another for customer gains in the country's fast-growing smartphone market.
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McAfee Finds More Malware on Google Play Targeting North Korea Dissidents
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 5/18/2018
McAfee researchers have found more malware hiding in the Google Play store that ...
Throwhammer & Nethhammer Show How Chips Are Vulnerable to Bit Flips
Larry Loeb, Author, 5/18/2018
In a pair of papers released over the last week, researchers have shown how two ...
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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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