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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/27/2017
Verizon says that its millimeter wave 5G tests are now underway in the US as it spends to densify its wireless network overall.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/27/2017
Nokia has warned investors of a deteriorating outlook in its main networks market this year just weeks after rival Ericsson lowered its own expectations.
By Robert Clark, 7/27/2017
Huawei has run into trouble yet again with Australian authorities -- this time over a subsea cable from the Solomon Islands.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/27/2017
Telefónica raised its outlook for sales growth this year after reporting a stronger-than-expected performance for the second quarter thanks to the contribution made ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 7/27/2017
According to a new report from German commercial broadcast association VPRT, pay-TV and (paid) VoD revenue grew 11% over last year across German-speaking territories ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/27/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the cost of soccer rights slide-tackles Sky's profits; O2 forced to throttle Brits' data roaming; Telecom Italia trumpets LAA ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/27/2017
A sharp slowdown in sales growth at China's Huawei has cast an even darker cloud over global network equipment markets after European rivals Ericsson and Nokia said ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/27/2017
Among the many noteworthy items in today's earnings report, Comcast confirmed that it will launch the IP-based Xfinity Instant TV service before the end of the ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/26/2017
Automation is the next big thing for the communications industry, but it's set to have an equally profound effect on automobile manufacturers. In the car world, they ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/26/2017
In a world gone SD-WAN crazy, 128 Technology is still trying to make the case that secure and session-aware intelligent routing is a better approach to delivering the ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 7/26/2017
India's three biggest mobile operators -- Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- may be forced into bundling devices with service plans following the ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 7/26/2017
French media conglomerate Vivendi will be leveraging its holding in Telecom Italia and French programmer Canal Plus to launch a new channel on Telecom ...
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Red Hat's Hood Talks Security for SD-WAN
Ian Hood, Chief Architect, Global Service Provider, Red Hat, 7/27/2017
Red Hat's Ian Hood delves into the security challenges for SD-WAN.
IDC's Hicks: Digital Transformations Are About More Than Technology
Andy Hicks, Research Director, EMEA Telecommunications & Networking Group, IDC, 7/26/2017
Digital transformations aren't just the technologies, they also include the ...
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Cable Looks to SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
July 2017
This report explores SD-WAN options for cable providers and the opportunities and challenges ahead. Cable providers have several options to benefit from the trend as organizations embrace the WAN technology that is heralded as being more affordable and flexible than current MPLS routers. However, all service providers and SD-WAN suppliers face a market where competition is becoming fierce and the pace of adoption is unclear.
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From 25/100G to 400/600G: A Competitive Analysis of Optical Modules & Components
July 2017
This report identifies key networking, optical module and semiconductor technologies and details their application to 25G, 100G, 200G, 400G and 600G ports, identifying and analyzing the full spectrum of vendors developing optical modules and components.
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FTTx: State of the Market
June 2017
This report examines the evolution of PON technologies. It reviews the key technologies for FTTH, FTTB and FTTC, considers the state of advancement beyond gigabit networks into multi-gigabit deployments, and compares the positioning of leading FTTx technology vendors. It also explores the relationship between fiber and copper, and considers how fiber and wireless will interact as 5G technologies come on stream.
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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 ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/25/2017
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source ...
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NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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