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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/23/2018
Edge computing came up repeatedly at last week's Big Communications Event. Intel VP Dan Rodriguez talked about applying pools of computing resources throughout a ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/23/2018
Chinese equipment vendor ZTE reckons the current ban on its purchase of US components will result in losses of about $3 billion, according to a Bloomberg report.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/23/2018
BICS is struggling to keep up with fraudsters who have taken advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) to exploit vulnerabilities in network systems and make phishing ...
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 5/23/2018
The Light Reading Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals, both the famous and the infamous, who have made a notable contribution to the global communications sector.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/23/2018
Service providers are refreshing their IMS and looking for real cloud native IMS functions, according to Micaela Giuhat, Metaswitch's VP of product management, Cloud Native Core, who shares her thoughts on everything from container-based approach to VNFs to her experiences and advice as a leading woman in comms.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/23/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN and Huawei share spectrum in South Africa; big 5G news for little San Marino; Telia Carrier PoPs into Serbia.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/23/2018
Shares in France's telecom operators have risen after competition authorities yesterday signaled they could drop their opposition to merger activity in the country's ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/23/2018
We broke real 5G news at our BCE show in Austin, Texas last week, adding more data on markets, speeds and feeds for the next-generation wireless technology.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/22/2018
President Trump said Tuesday that there is no deal yet to save Chinese telecom vendor ZTE, which has shut up shop after the US blocked component sales to the company, ...
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By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 5/22/2018
Oracle's aggressive sales tactics are turning off customers, setting a roadblock in the company's race to catch up with Amazon Web Services in the cloud, according to ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/22/2018
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- If you thought that Full Duplex DOCSIS might be the last of the DOCSIS specs, you're in for a surprise. Even as the cable ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 5/22/2018
India's Reliance Jio is planning to set up a global subsidiary in Estonia to support its international expansion, according to press reports.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 5/22/2018
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event - In American culture, self-promotion is often frowned upon but it's a very useful tool women can leverage in closing the ...
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Spectre Number 4 Disclosure Raises Fresh Hardware Alarms
Larry Loeb, Author, 5/23/2018
The latest side-channel vulnerability, dubbed Spectre Number 4, is raising new ...
Roaming Mantis Android Malware Expands Its Reach to iOS, Cryptomining
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 5/22/2018
The rapidly evolving campaign that is Roaming Mantis now includes iOS devices, ...
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Cox's Finkelstein: On Advanced Tech, DOCSIS 4 & More
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox ...
Polish Pay-TV Provider Tunes Deeper Into Telco Business
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
With its acquisition of Netia, Polish pay-TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat gains access ...
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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.
Universal CPE: The Ultimate CPE Solution?
May 2018
uCPE systems are a key market opportunity created by the development of SDN and cloud services. They are continuing to develop with new processors, better system integration and more efficient virtualization solutions. This report covers 18 vendors that offer uCPE hardware platforms, software platforms or integration services. It also covers the leading processors for uCPE platforms and service provider approaches to uCPE systems, with specific information on AT&T uCPE platforms.
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Emerging Technologies Focus Group: Operators – Prove Machine Learning's Applicability
May 2018
This focus group was asked nine questions about machine learning to ascertain current and future plans, how well it's understood and influences impacting the technology. The results clearly indicate that service providers are integrating the technology when and where it's understood and most obviously applicable; however, widespread adoption of machine learning for service providers will lag until applicability is proven.
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LTE & 5G for Private Networks
April 2018
The prospects for private networks based on public cellular network standards have never been greater. This report examines use cases for private LTE and future 5G networks. Further, this report looks at the models for deployment and integration with network operators' public services, describes the market supply-side and profiles 12 leading vendors.
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Prime Reading
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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