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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2018
While the merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications isn't slowing down the pace of virtualization activity within the new company, the union is focusing the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/18/2018
Following negotiations over a long-running VoIP patent infringement suit, Sprint and Cox have settled their differences and announced a multi-year deal that will ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/18/2018
Reliance Jio, India's youngest and most disruptive network operator, has started this year with a bang by announcing a round of tariff cuts, which could be the ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/18/2018
Although it's steadily increasing its pursuit of larger enterprises, Comcast has not exactly stopped trying to lure smaller businesses too. In that vein, the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/18/2018
Qualcomm has raised its profit forecast -- citing 5G as a growth factor -- while it tries to fight off an unsolicited acquisition bid from Broadcom.
By Simon Stanley, 1/18/2018
The latest Gfast chipsets, supporting Amendment 3 functionality, are offering a mature solution for gigabit broadband that is re-igniting the copper-versus-fiber debate.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/18/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and CityFibre bring their gig to Milton Keynes; Ericsson trials data center energy management system; Ofcom revises ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/18/2018
There's another buzz-phrase circling the tech sector. With stage one of the Internet of Things underway, the tech glitterati are looking to the next big thing -- ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/18/2018
Like the UK's looming withdrawal from the European Union (EU), and the mechanics of Donald Trump's daft hair, net neutrality in the US seems likely to be a talking ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/17/2018
At a time when many cable companies are de-prioritizing video, Comcast is gearing up to show just how much it can do with its X1 video platform in conjunction with ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/17/2018
Windstream is leveraging virtualization to bring new solutions to the retail market, designed to better enable retailers to adapt to the rapidly changing ecommerce ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/17/2018
Although its US TV ratings plunged for the second straight year, the NFL picked up some ground on the streaming video front this season, according to the latest ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/17/2018
Momentum is building in the backlash against the FCC's vote late in 2017 to repeal net neutrality rules, but the game is far from over.
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Amazon Taps 20 Locations as Finalists for Second Headquarters
1/18/2018
Amazon says its second headquarters will bring tens of thousands of jobs and ...
Cisco Ex-Boss John Chambers Launches VC Firm & Praises Eating Insects
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/18/2018
The former Cisco CEO and chairman has launched a VC firm with investments ...
Telco Transformation
Telenor CEO Issues an Upskilling Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/18/2018
Sigve Brekke, the CEO of Telenor Group, has challenged his 30,000 employees to ...
Managing 5G in Multi-Cloud Environment a Big Challenge: TBR's Antlitz
Chris Antlitz, Senior Analyst, TBR, 1/17/2018
Telcos are struggling with how to manage the growing number of services 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.
Gfast Rollout Starts With Amendment 3 Chipsets
January 2018
We expect the rollout of Gfast systems and services based on the latest chipsets to start in 2018 and ramp during 2019. This report details and analyzes chipsets from the leading vendors in this important market as network operators plan the rollout of Gfast and the latest VDSL2 services. The report profiles the vendors and reviews specific chipset families, identifies the key features and highlights the advantages they hold for system developers and service providers.
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Securing the Cloud: A Market Perception Study
January 2018
This study explores how CSPs are managing the new security demands of the cloud and their strategies to mitigate risks through the deployment of new security capabilities. It also explores CSPs' plans to drive new revenue streams by selling managed security services to the enterprise.
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U.S. Converged Fiber Access Infrastructure: 2018-2021 Outlook
January 2018
This report examines drivers for converged access network deployment, along with forecasts for 2018-2021. It goes into depth about the needs of the various verticals, including smart cities and smart grids. It also looks at trends that will drive, enable or impede new deployments. In particular, the report discusses the expected retirement of copper infrastructure, fiber to the lightpost (FTTL), the financial condition of incumbents and efforts to close the broadband divide.
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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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Sprint Teams Up with Cox to Boost Spectrum With Fiber
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tivo Adds YouTube TV to Patent Deal
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Comcast Adds Limited BYOD to Xfinity Mobile
Thursday, January 18, 2018
ADTRAN Reports Q4 Loss
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Verizon Does New NBA Distribution Deal
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Comcast Technology Solutions & DLVR Team to Deliver QoE Across Screens
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
FCC Proposes $500M for Rural Broadband
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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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