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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/22/2018
Touching off a fresh battle between net neutrality supporters and opponents, the FCC has set April 23 as the end date for the Obama-era Open Internet Order. Now the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/22/2018
Fiber management and distribution provider Clearfield this week signaled the next phase of its corporate development by acquiring the powered cabinet portfolio from ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/22/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica profit up by a third, extends wholesale FTTH deal with Orange; more 5G action; Nokia memo confirms healthcare U-turn.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/22/2018
Deutsche Telekom will loosen the purse strings and invest €12.5 billion (US$15.4 billion) in capital expenditure this year, up from €12.1 billion ($14.9 billion) in ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/21/2018
Maybe Dish Network should just get it over with and shift all of its satellite TV subscribers over to Sling TV already.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/21/2018
Broadcom has decreased the amount it is offering to pay for Qualcomm, in reaction to the chipmaker raising its bid for NXP.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/21/2018
Security concerns may be changing attitudes toward so-called BYOD -- bring your own device -- strategies, according to Verizon's new global survey of business ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/21/2018
Orange CEO Stephane Richard has told analysts that he will not initiate any takeover activity in France after failing to acquire rival Bouygues Telecom in 2016, as ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/21/2018
This is a big year for Ruckus at Mobile World Congress. Not only is it the first time the subsidiary company is appearing at the show since being acquired by Arris, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/21/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre connects the Granite City; wireless wonders lined up for MWC; Telefónica Deutschland sees losses widen in Q4.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/21/2018
AT&T has revealed a few of the US cities in which it expects to launch mobile 5G services, towards the end of 2018.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/21/2018
Qualcomm has increased its bid for NXP, the wireless chip company's latest move to stave off the unsolicited US$121 billion takeover bid from Broadcom.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Although Liberty Global is largely prepared to support DOCSIS 3.1, it's not quite ready to roll out the cable industry's next-gen broadband spec to customers.
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Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
Google Launches Global IoT Connectivity
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect up millions of ...
Telco Transformation
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
Hey Watson: Vodafone Makes First 5G Call
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/21/2018
Using Huawei's Radio Access Network equipment, Vodafone made the first 5G call in ...
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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.
Multicore Processors Accelerating Network Virtualization: A Competitive Analysis
February 2018
This report surveys high-performance multicore processors for virtualized networking and other networking applications. The report covers 17 vendors, using documentation supplied by these vendors to provide detailed information on almost 90 devices or groups of devices.
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Three Smart Cities
February 2018
This report examines smart city initiatives in three major U.S. cities. This report examines how such projects are implemented across city governments and public-private partnerships. The report also projects Columbus's future smart city plans, with implications for other projects in the U.S. and worldwide.
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Charting the Path to Network Automation & Disaggregation: Carrier SDN Survey Analysis
February 2018
This report assesses the evolution of SDN in carrier networks through an in-depth survey of network operators around the globe. This study is focused on two critical areas: disaggregation in packet-optical networks and automation in the carrier WAN.
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Prime Reading
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 ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
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 ...
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