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By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 5/23/2017
It is no secret that mobile data traffic has been growing exponentially -- and there is really no end in sight. Smartphone penetration rates continue to increase, ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/23/2017
Marketing broadband services as "gigabit speed" is a proxy for telling consumers they've got the bandwidth to do whatever they want, as quickly as they want, on the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
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Verizon and Ericsson are showing off 60mph 5G drive tests at the Indy 500 Speedway this week, as the pair eye the next-generation technology as an engine for growing ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/22/2017
Score another big deal for the US cable consolidation movement. TPG Capital announced Monday that it will buy Wave Broadband for $2.36 billion, thereby creating a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/22/2017
Windstream today unwrapped the first in a series of new service announcements built on the virtualization work it has been doing. This initial play, an ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/22/2017
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event - At least three major challenges are still hampering the rollout and adoption of 4K/UHD TV right now, including heavy ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 5/22/2017
It's a new era of coopetition as telcos compete and partner with apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators, with voices from AT&T, EdgeConneX, Masergy and Zayo.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/22/2017
AT&T says it has expanded the availability of its on-demand network services and begun supporting products from additional vendors in response to growing demand, with ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/22/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 5/22/2017
Having attended the Mobile World Congress and OFC conferences this year, I've seen a consistent theme emerge: Now is the time to prepare transport networks for the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/19/2017
Well look what the Internet turned up. On a Comcast support page, the cable operator is now referencing an Arris XG4 DVR set-top, available in select markets only. ...
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The annual Leading Lights awards dinner/party, held this year at the Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas, is always great fun and, of course, an exciting evening as the ...
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Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 5/22/2017
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Ten Steps to a Fast, Smart Cable Access Network
May 2017
The cable industry is embarking on its boldest effort yet to transform the access network into a smart network that supports higher speed, greater efficiency and more intelligent routing. The report analyzes 10 technologies that cable providers are adopting, as well as challenges the market should expect to face. Further, it profiles five MSOs and their upgrade plans in the near future.
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OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape: Industry Outlook & Company Analysis
May 2017
This report examines the OSS and BSS market, including the product offerings of technology vendors that have grown to address the support system requirements of CSPs. The report profiles 19 leading vendors in this market.
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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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Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 4/10/2017
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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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Agent of Change: A Q&A With AT&T's John Donovan

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Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.
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BCE Service Provider Panel: The New Business Realities

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For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.
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BCE Service Provider Keynote: CenturyLink

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Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function. He is an experienced senior technology executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the implementation of global technology operations, operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures and business ...
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CenturyLink CTO on Transformation

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The 50-year-old telco has already gone through several transformations, including every time it made an acquisition, but its purchase of Level 3 coupled with changes in technology and customer expectations necessitates its biggest transformation yet.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2017

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Find out who made it into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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Site Visit: AT&T's Tel Aviv R&D Center

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Nir Shalom, general manager and VP of application development at AT&T Israel, talks about the key service developments undertaken at the AT&T R&D facility in Tel Aviv and how the team there has adopted new ways of working.
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Act on Your Intelligence With Amdocs aia!

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Amdocs CMO Gary Miles explains how communications service providers can seize the AI opportunity with Amdocs real-time digital intelligence platform.
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Logtel CEO: Making Sense of IoT

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Jacques Bensimon, founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based training and consultancy Logtel, talks about the need to make IoT more than just a buzzword.
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The Challenges of Mobile Banking Implementation

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Kamal Quadir of bKash Limited explains the challenges and needs of implementing mobile banking in the Bangladesh market.
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Tel Aviv: A Hub of Innovation

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
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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.