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By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/20/2018
Salesforce's $6.5 billion acquisition of MuleSoft, announced Tuesday, is about integrating customer information across all channels, but particularly unlocking that ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/20/2018
IBM and Apple are partnering to help developers build AI and machine learning applications that run on iPhones, iPads and Macs. IBM Watson Services for Core ML pairs ...
By Light Reading, 3/20/2018
This week: Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, smart homes and, much more importantly, the smart pub.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/20/2018
Siemens is turning to Orange Business Services for its global SD-WAN infrastructure, tying together 1,500 sites in 94 countries on a single network that Orange is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/20/2018
The way in which network operators work with their vendors is changing as part of the digital transformation process, and WOW Internet, Cable & Phone's recent ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/20/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom kicks off 5G spectrum auction; Salt shakes things up in Switzerland; EU WiFi scheme is go!
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/20/2018
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride says the telecom industry is past the hype cycle for cloud, SDN and NFV and into the actualization period of network virtualization - ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/20/2018
Two of the largest cable operators in the country have now charged into the industrial IoT sector.
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/20/2018
IBM had a coming out party for its multicloud strategy on Tuesday, long after other enterprise companies. But with everything IBM has going for it, being late to the ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/20/2018
Enterprise Cloud News, which had been a separate site, is merging back into Light Reading, and we're delighted about that. We're sure it'll be good for you too.
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 3/20/2018
I had an interesting conversation recently with Dr. Marcus Hacke, the founder and MD of Ngena GmbH.
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/19/2018
Oracle reported quarterly cloud revenues up 32% to $1.6 billion on Monday, collecting rewards of its cloud strategy. Total overall revenues were up 6% to $9.8 billion ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/19/2018
India's recent order on predatory pricing in telecom has provoked the latest slugfest between longer-established operators and relative new entrant Reliance Jio, with ...
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How to Access the Voter Information Dirt Cambridge Analytica Has on You
Dawn Kawamoto, Technology Journalist, 3/20/2018
UK-based Cambridge Analytica and its parent company are embroiled in controversy ...
AI is Stealing These IT Security Jobs – Now
Dawn Kawamoto, Technology Journalist, 3/20/2018
Besides the current crop of jobs AI is stealing, other InfoSec roles are also ...
Telco Transformation
5G Accelerating Drive Towards Autonomous Cars
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/20/2018
A new 5G Americas white paper outlines how 5G can power self-driving cars and ...
Security Can't Be Overlooked in Transformation
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/19/2018
Digital transformation requires a new approach to security that companies often ...
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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.
100/400G Components Survey: 2018 Market Outlook
March 2018
This report analyzes the current and projected use of 100G, 400G, 800G and other interfaces by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for those suppliers. The responses to our survey make it clear that these devices are critical components in most types of networking equipment, from the access edge to the core of the network and data centers.
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IoT Focus Group: Service Providers Assured About IoT Security
March 2018
This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are experts on the Internet of Things (IoT). This focus group was asked 10 questions about technology, revenue and expectations related to IoT security. The results clearly indicate that service providers believe they're doing a good job with IoT security, and the majority of service providers in our focus group are well on their way to implementing IoT security plans.
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Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Networks
February 2018
This report examines what artificial intelligence (AI) means to the mobile telecom market, identifying the techniques that are being used, where AI processing is best carried out and what AI is used for. It maps the supply-side of the market for AI solutions used by mobile operators, identifying some representative players of various kinds. Finally, the report profiles 12 prominent companies in the AI market.
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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 ...
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 ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Finale: When in Rome
John Barnes , Author , 8/25/2015
Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
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A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

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