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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/14/2017
Ribbon, the company created last month from a merger between Sonus and Genband, has named Fritz Hobbs as its new president and CEO following the resignation of Ray ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/14/2017
Walt Disney Co. confirmed Thursday that it is buying most of the assets of 21st Century Fox for a whopping total of $52.4 billion.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/14/2017
A new survey of IT professionals, conducted for CenturyLink, shows businesses are still very interested in using MPLS, even as they add software-defined WANs to the ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/14/2017
In a major blow to one of the world's biggest equipment vendors, Ericsson has replaced either China's Huawei or Finland's Nokia as one of Deutsche Telekom's two main ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 12/14/2017
Back in 2014 the regulatory winds were favorable in European telecoms with consolidation in both the German and Austrian markets taking the number of mobile network ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
The ETSI group focused on zero-touch networking and automation, which has been in gestation for the past few months, has been officially launched with the likes of ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/14/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/13/2017
T-Mobile officially jumped into the pay-TV business today with the acquisition of startup company Layer3 TV and the announcement of plans to launch a new ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/13/2017
The devil said: "Son, I'm the fastest download in the land," and when he proved it to us, well, we let him join the band.*
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/13/2017
Masergy has added application-based routing to its SD-WAN product, enabling customers to use policy to treat business apps differently, making sure resources are used ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/13/2017
Whether you call it edge computing, fog computing, or something else entirely, the communications industry is now working hard to bring the scale and economics of a ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/13/2017
China Mobile has signaled its growing ambition on the international stage with the launch of a mobile service in the UK.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/13/2017
PRAGUE, 12/13/2017 – Following his 5G-focused presentation at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown gives a down-to-earth overview on where the industry is right now in terms of bringing early 5G technology and services to market.
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Kubernetes Advances Windows Support
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the ...
White House Report Calls for Greater Federal Cloud Adoption
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
The Trump Administration is looking to revamp the IT infrastructure of the ...
Telco Transformation
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
Colt's Voltolini on Big Data & 5G Connectivity
Mirko Voltolini, Head of Network On Demand, Colt, 12/13/2017
Colt's Mirko Voltolini talks about the importance of 5G to enterprise 'cloud ...
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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.
B/OSS Transformation Focus Group: Hefty Budget Increases Expected Through 2023
December 2017
This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are B/OSS experts on Heavy Reading's Thought Leadership Council (TLC). This group was asked 12 questions about revenue, deployment and technology related to B/OSS transformation. The results show that CSPs are eager to invest in transforming their B/OSSs, with budget increases of at least 5 percent a year through 2023 – even as they acknowledge that doing so will not be a painless endeavor.
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C-V2X: Coming on Fast in the Inside Lane
November 2017
With the future of the connected car up for grabs, cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) systems are gaining speed, and may surpass dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) systems in traffic safety applications around the world. This report explores ongoing connected car test and trial activity, specifically in the context of integrated traffic and safety systems. It considers the different technology options, examines recent car connectivity trials and reviews the emerging supply chain.
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Smart NICs: Accelerating Virtualized Applications
November 2017
Smart network interface cards (NICs) offload low-level functions from server CPUs, dramatically increasing network and application performance. By using the right smart NIC and providing the best software support, service providers can significantly enhance the services they offer. This report covers the market and applications for smart NICs, examines the technology and devices inside smart NICs and profiles 18 of the leading vendors.
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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 ...
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 9/5/2017
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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