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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/25/2018
AT&T executives said Wednesday the operator plans to be the mobile 5G leader in the US, and will spend five years fully building out the FirstNet LTE network in the ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/25/2018
Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders used the company's earnings call Wednesday to defend its ad-supported business model, saying it helps Facebook improve ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/25/2018
Google's new Partner Interconnect service, launched this week, means all the major cloud operators are now doing their own form of direct connection to a host of ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/25/2018
As part of the working group efforts within the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), one subcommittee has collected data on telecom pole attachment ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/25/2018
Service providers of all stripes are moving rapidly to automate their networks, says one global study, but perhaps surprisingly, security is one of their major ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/25/2018
Despite mounting video and voice subscriber losses, the Comcast growth engine just keeps purring along as the company ramps up its pursuit of UK satellite TV king Sky.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/25/2018
Telecom alpha males Vittorio Colao and Timotheus Höttges looked ready for a cage fight at Mobile World Congress, amid reports that Colao's Vodafone could try to merge ...
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/25/2018
Ilissa Miller, Founder and CEO of iMiller Public Relations, is aiming to be the first public relations executive to land in Light Reading's Hall of Fame. (See Light ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/25/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple starts paying Irish back-taxes; Nokia gets edgy; Atos hooks up with Google for AI; Elisa trumpets NB-IoT network.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/25/2018
Telstra's Jim Fagan explains how service providers can apply lessons learned about automation in the cloud to delivering more automation in their networks.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/25/2018
Executive Producer Janet Leahy shares her story with WiC, offers advice for the cable industry to better support women and gives us a sneak preview of what she's working on next.
By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 4/25/2018
Containers were the darling of 2017, positioned as the answer to all questions about anything software related. Google uses them so they must be great, right?
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Microsoft: Tech Support Scams on the Rise
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/25/2018
A recent report from Microsoft shows that the number of scams using tech support ...
5 New Network Attack Techniques That Will Keep You Awake at Night
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 4/25/2018
You can't trust anything -- not the cloud, not hardware, not industrial control ...
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CityFibre's Eco-Friendly Fiber Study Creates Gfast Foes
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/25/2018
A report by a sustainability consulting firm, hired by CityFibre, determines ...
Comcast Sees Lots of Runway for Broadband Growth
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/25/2018
Even though broadband penetration appears to be nearing the saturation point ...
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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.
Move Over, Alexa, Cable's Jumping Into the Internet of Things
April 2018
U.S. cable providers are seeking to use their device platforms and infrastructure to offer Internet of Things (IoT) products and services, seeing it as an opportunity to replace dwindling revenue from its pay-TV business. This report reviews cable's entrance into the IoT market, focusing on home automation. It examines challenges cable faces in the IoT market, including security risks and privacy concerns for consumers. Finally, the report covers 21 companies and their offerings in the market.
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SD-WAN Focus Group: Security Good for Now, but Don't Rest on Laurels
April 2018
This report is based on a Q&A with service provider employees who are experts on software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN). This focus group was asked 10 questions about overall security, technology and outside influences related to SD-WAN security. The results indicate that service providers believe they're doing a good job on SD-WAN security but need to consider some enhancements to continue doing so.
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FTTH & 5G Fixed Wireless: Different Horses for Different Courses
March 2018
5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to drop cables for the critical last hundred feet between a service provider's distribution infrastructure and the customer premises. This report examines the relative merits of fiber to the home (FTTH) and mmWave 5G-FWA technologies from both engineering and business perspectives. Although the report primarily addresses the U.S. market, 5G-FWA technology and strategic perspectives apply elsewhere.
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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 ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
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