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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/28/2017
AUSTIN -- Fog computing isn't just another telecom buzz phrase. It's definitely one of those, but it's also an approach to networking that has significant ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/28/2017
5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/27/2017
Ericsson has denied reports that it has "scrapped" its efforts to win new business outside of the telecom operator segment but has confirmed, and clarified, that its ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/27/2017
Major US operators are now working with unlicensed spectrum to boost 4G capacity and speed: T-Mobile says it has launched LTE-U in six markets, while AT&T has ...
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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/27/2017
Despite having a considerably larger subscriber base and a global footprint and recognized brand, Netflix is not the company driving cord-cutting among US pay-TV ...
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Stick around long enough and history is bound to repeat itself. In a rumor that could have headlined Light Reading's pages a decade ago, The Wall Street Journal is ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/27/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia strikes deal with Eurosport; luxury handset maker in a spot of bother; shares in MTS arrested; Orange goes to ...
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GTT's latest acquisition is designed to make that company a major disruptor in the SD-WAN marketplace, according to its top executive.
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Apple has long been a partner for communications service providers in the consumer market. Now, Apple is stepping up its partnership with Cisco, presenting new ...
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Seen & Heard: SD-WAN Key to GTT Communications-Global Capacity Deal
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/27/2017
GTT Communications bolsters its SD-WAN profile with the acquisition.
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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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Future of Virtualization: The Force (Finally) Awakens
June 2017
The Future of Virtualization Indexes track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. This report provides the findings of Heavy Reading's fourth survey on the Future of Virtualization Indexes, based on data gathered in April 2017.
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June 2017
This report presents our views on eight hot topics discussed at TM Forum Live!, citing specific examples of cases discussed at the show and summarizing input from both telecom operators and technology partners.
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Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.

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