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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/23/2017
Leading telecom operators aren't waiting for orchestration standards before pushing ahead with NFV, but their longer-term goals of automating many basic processes ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/23/2017
NEW YORK CITY -- Undetered by the flaming crash-landing of its last Note model in 2016, Samsung, on Wednesday, unveiled the Note 8 in New York City: a 6.3-inch ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/23/2017
China Telecom plans to conduct commercial trials of 5G technology in 2019 and says it will carry out "network field trials" in six Chinese cities in the latest sign ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/23/2017
With the US Justice Department still mulling its approval of AT&T's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, Brazilian regulators just threw up a new ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/23/2017
In response to enterprise customers' rapid migration to the cloud and rising demand for virtualized services, Verizon is expanding its software defined networking ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/23/2017
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach in FTTH talks with Vodafone; BT to spend another £17.6 million on Cornish broadband; Nokia launches another 5G initiative; ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/22/2017
In an effort to drown out some of the competitive noise in the SD-WAN market, Silver Peak took its Unity EdgeConnect to an independent test lab to verify its claims ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/22/2017
Seeking to claim the US broadband speed crown from Comcast, Google Fiber and other leading rivals, AT&T is extending the reach of its fiber network within its ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/22/2017
Qualcomm's view of the future is one in which every smartphone, device and car on the road is equipped with artificial intelligence via a connected -- Qualcomm -- ...
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By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 8/22/2017
For communications service providers (CSPs), the journey toward network functions virtualization (NFV) will not end with virtualization. To truly benefit from this ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/22/2017
In its annual back-to-school update, Comcast announced this morning that it's now delivering the Xfinity on Campus TV service to more than 100 colleges and ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/21/2017
Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm said Monday that they have hit 1.07 Gbit/s in Gigabit LTE tests in the lab, as the operator readies for commercial launch sometime this ...
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Orange's Shanaah Talks Smart City Analytics
Fadi Shanaah, Regional Business Development Director, Middle East Area, Orange Business Services, 8/23/2017
Orange Business Services relies on its own IoT analytics platform to enable smart ...
Level 3 Serves Up Scalable Ethernet Feature for AWS
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 8/23/2017
A new self-serve Ethernet feature from Level 3, Level 3 eLynk, purports to make ...
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MANO & the Future of CSP Automation
August 2017
To truly benefit from NFV, CSPs will need to automate their operations, and management and orchestration (MANO) of the virtual environment will play a key role. This report examines the state of the art in NFV MANO as NFV moves out of proofs of concept and into production.
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Investigating the 5G Core Network & System Architecture
August 2017
5G is the next-generation mobile networking standard that will build on the global 4G LTE ecosystem and targets a raft of new service opportunities. The report investigates a critical part of the 5G system architecture: the 5G core (5GC).
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CORD & the Future of CSP Automation
August 2017
This report examines Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) as an approach to CO modernization. The report projects CORD's future outlook, including adoption levels, and discusses CORD's relationship with emerging fog networking.
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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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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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The Power of Next-Gen Unified Communications

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How Huawei's unified communications and videoconferencing platforms are saving time and money and improving customer experience for users in Italy.
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Phone Review: Moto Z2 Play

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Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones reviews the Moto Z2 Play, which he calls 'a nice modern Android phone with good battery life and one of the nicest cameras' he's seen. The Moto Z2 Play is a Gigabit LTE-ready phone, but we were not able to test speeds that fast in the US.
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Three Gets Smart(y), BT Invokes Twitter – The Recap

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From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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If You're Not First, You're Last – The Recap

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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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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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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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