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By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 5/26/2017
As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. Find out how AT&T is doing that.
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For anyone interested in the service provider networking business these three statistics on worldwide 4G LTE deployment should be utterly compelling:
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Arguably there are three key capabilities that operators are looking for from NFV service assurance solutions: 1) virtualized active probes for service testing; 2) ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/26/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Anita Borg Institute dumps Uber; Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey's board; Clinton and Bush push for a Women's History Museum; ...
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The latest earnings reports from India's operators make uncomfortable reading for investors already worried about the impact of Reliance Jio, a new entrant to the ...
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By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/26/2017
At BCE 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/26/2017
Deutsche Telekom has still not seen any big tenders for NB-IoT because module costs are far too high for its business customers, says Jens Olejak, the senior product ...
By Light Reading, 5/26/2017
At BCE 2017, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/26/2017
Google may have had its ups and downs with Project Loon -- a project to deliver low-cost wireless Internet from high-altitude balloons -- but the company is now ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/25/2017
Don't expect to see major new strategy shifts from WOW now that it has completed its initial public offering, even though the IPO didn't get much love from Wall ...
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No doubt eager to share some positive news after a dismal earnings report earlier in the month, Frontier is announcing its first G.fast deployment this morning; a ...
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US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 5/26/2017
Smartphone penetration has rocketed in the US, but TVs are still the most widely ...
AT&T's $119M Plan to Modernize Centers for Disease Control
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AT&T was recently awarded a $119 million contract by the US General Services ...
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Test & Measurement Meets Virtualization's Challenges
May 2017
This report covers test and measurement (T&M) solutions for virtualized networks and how they are impacting customers across the market. It further examines what vendors are doing with the technology, as well as the trends and challenges they face, profiling 14 prominent providers of T&M solutions.
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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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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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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
Iain Morris , News Editor , 4/10/2017
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs

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As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. AT&T is creating a networking fabric to mix-and-match SDN technologies for enterprise customers, says Roman Pacewicz, AT&T senior vice president for offer management and service integration, in an interview at Light Reading's
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EdgeConneX on Industry Headwinds & Tailwinds

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
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4 Steps Toward a Higher Network IQ

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At the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences. Find more BCE 2017 coverage here.
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BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017 in Austin, Texas, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K. Catch up with all our BCE coverage at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions With All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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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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Charting the CSP's Future
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.