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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/24/2017
Apple is asking the FCC for a license to test high-band millimeter wave technology in devices ahead of the anticipated launch of 5G networks using such technology ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/24/2017
There are fewer waters more shark-infested than those occupied by programmers and content distributors during licensing negotiations. By all accounts, the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/24/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sees Q1 revenues decline; Sky extends A+E content deal; Orange widens accelerator program.
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By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 5/24/2017
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.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
Verizon is hoping that bringing channel bonding to NG-PON2 will finally allow it to increase bandwidth on an access fiber network without also changing out the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/23/2017
The rules of broadband are changing, and local governments want a say in how they evolve.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/23/2017
Facebook has renewed its commitment to recruit another 500 employees at its UK business by the end of the year despite the increasingly tough talk from the British ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/23/2017
Sonus and Genband finally revealed the details of a long-anticipated merger Tuesday morning, a move that values the combined company at $745 million.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/23/2017
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Sure, we know millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless broadband is fast, but is it easy enough for users to install themselves ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
Calix today is announcing a successful demonstration of channel bonding on its NG-PON2 technology to deliver 40 Gbit/s of symmetrical service on a single fiber in an ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/23/2017
Finnish equipment vendor Nokia claims to have more than doubled the number of unit shipments at its small cells business last year thanks to surging interest in Asia ...
By Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 5/23/2017
When it comes to spectrum for 5G, regulators and industry are leaving no stone unturned. It's not hard to see why.
By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 5/23/2017
It is no secret that mobile data traffic has been growing exponentially -- and there is really no end in sight. Smartphone penetration rates continue to increase, ...
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Climb the Highest Mountain: BT's McRae
Neil J. McRae, MD, Architecture & Technology, and Chief Architect, BT, 5/24/2017
Telco Transformation discusses 4K and VR with BT Group's chief architect.
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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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LTE-Advanced Pro: Deployment Progress
March 2017
This report reviews LTE-Advanced Pro technology development and deployment, highlighting the key networking features and showing how far vendors and operators have gotten in terms of developing, trialing and deploying the technologies. It also profiles leading mobile RAN system vendors, as well as a leading LTE-A Pro chipset vendor, showing how far they have come in terms of implementing, trialing and deploying Release 13 networking features.
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NFV's Major Movements
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
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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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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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Agent of Change: A Q&A With AT&T's John Donovan

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Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.
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BCE Service Provider Panel: The New Business Realities

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For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.
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BCE Service Provider Keynote: CenturyLink

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Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function. He is an experienced senior technology executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the implementation of global technology operations, operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures and business ...
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CenturyLink CTO on Transformation

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The 80-year-old telco has already gone through several transformations, including every time it made an acquisition, but its purchase of Level 3 coupled with changes in technology and customer expectations necessitates its biggest transformation yet.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2017

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Find out who made it into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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Site Visit: AT&T's Tel Aviv R&D Center

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Nir Shalom, general manager and VP of application development at AT&T Israel, talks about the key service developments undertaken at the AT&T R&D facility in Tel Aviv and how the team there has adopted new ways of working.
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Act on Your Intelligence With Amdocs aia!

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Amdocs CMO Gary Miles explains how communications service providers can seize the AI opportunity with Amdocs real-time digital intelligence platform.
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Logtel CEO: Making Sense of IoT

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Jacques Bensimon, founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based training and consultancy Logtel, talks about the need to make IoT more than just a buzzword.
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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.