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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/23/2018
The telecom, media and technology (TMT) sector has seen the most decline in diversity representation since 2015 of any industry studied in McKinsey's report on ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 1/23/2018
The number of challenges facing communications network operators/service providers and their suppliers/partners are legion, but David Amzallag, the former Vodafone ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/23/2018
South Korea's SK Telecom (SKT) is trying to beat local rivals to the launch of 5G services with the formation of a 200-person task force dedicated to the rollout of ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/23/2018
When AT&T started working with smart cities more than two years ago, the movement was still a mix of patchy public WiFi deployments and the occasional connected ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/23/2018
Even as it racked up another quarter of record subscriber and revenue growth, Netflix is significantly increasing its spending in multiple key areas to stay at ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/23/2018
Distributed denial of service attacks aren't getting bigger, but they are getting smarter and more enterprises are experiencing financial consequences as a result, ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/22/2018
It is now abunduntly clear that Apple is developing 5G devices, including high-band gear, after testing millimeter wave radio.
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By Stephane Bourque, Founder & CEO, Incognito Software, 1/22/2018
It's an exciting time in telecommunications. Over the past year, we have seen unprecedented acceleration in almost every area of high-speed data. Operators are ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/22/2018
Before we put CES to bed for another year, it's time for one last look at the wildest and weirdest the show had to offer. And the craziest stuff? Not all of it was ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/22/2018
Digital Realty today announced that it has added dedicated private access to Oracle Cloud to its Service Exchange in 14 metro areas and 59 data centers. The addition, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/22/2018
The European Parliament has waded into the turbulent waters of the US net neutrality debate with a letter urging the US Congress to block the latest moves by the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/22/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook evangelizes in Europe; Telia Carrier lands Costa Rican contract; Deutsche Telekom takes IoT offer to Brazil.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/22/2018
If you want AT&T's Catherine González Pack to do something, tell her she can't do it. That's what landed her in the military, which -- coupled with a die-hard love of ...
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Rainforest Raises $25M for Crowdsourced Software Quality Testing
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/23/2018
Rainforest is like Lyft for software quality assurance, maintaining a fleet of ...
IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline ...
Telco Transformation
Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/22/2018
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
Culture Hardest to Transform – Sigma CTO
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
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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.
Gfast Rollout Starts With Amendment 3 Chipsets
January 2018
We expect the rollout of Gfast systems and services based on the latest chipsets to start in 2018 and ramp during 2019. This report details and analyzes chipsets from the leading vendors in this important market as network operators plan the rollout of Gfast and the latest VDSL2 services. The report profiles the vendors and reviews specific chipset families, identifies the key features and highlights the advantages they hold for system developers and service providers.
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Securing the Cloud: A Market Perception Study
January 2018
This study explores how CSPs are managing the new security demands of the cloud and their strategies to mitigate risks through the deployment of new security capabilities. It also explores CSPs' plans to drive new revenue streams by selling managed security services to the enterprise.
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U.S. Converged Fiber Access Infrastructure: 2018-2021 Outlook
January 2018
This report examines drivers for converged access network deployment, along with forecasts for 2018-2021. It goes into depth about the needs of the various verticals, including smart cities and smart grids. It also looks at trends that will drive, enable or impede new deployments. In particular, the report discusses the expected retirement of copper infrastructure, fiber to the lightpost (FTTL), the financial condition of incumbents and efforts to close the broadband divide.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 9/5/2017
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows ...
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 ...
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