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Key developments from the copper broadband sector, including xDSL, vectoring, and G.fast.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/6/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom puts forward duct-and-pole proposals; Fastweb buys Tiscali Business; Vodafone gets busy on IoT; ZTE buys into Eurasian ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
Hunting dogs with the smell of blood in their nostrils can be hard to restrain. BT's rivals have been savaging the UK's former state-owned incumbent ever since its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
BT has named former Ofcom executive Mike McTighe as chairman of Openreach as it seeks to address regulatory concern about the independence of the infrastructure ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/22/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Thorsten Dirks to quit in March; Altair opens IoT R&D center in Finland; IBM adds data centers in the UK; remote smash and grab.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/22/2016
The Trump team has confirmed two appointments with a history of anti-net neutrality sentiment to drive the policy agenda of the new administration's FCC.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/18/2016
Australia's NBN has received a A$19.5 billion ($14.4 billion) loan from the government to complete the rollout of its national broadband network.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/17/2016
Deutsche Telekom has played down recent speculation that it might sell its 12% stake in BT but acknowledged it has serious concerns about the UK fixed-line incumbent, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/15/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hit by foreign exchange movements; Proximus tests 5G with Huawei; Ericsson predicts the 5G future.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/10/2016
For a country that has pinned its economic fortunes heavily on the digitalization of the workplace, Germany looks surprisingly ham-fisted when it comes to high-speed ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/10/2016
Deutsche Telekom's quarterly earnings story is becoming as predictable as a hangover after a night on the pilsner, with bounding growth in the US flattering Group ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2016
When you're a national incumbent like BT, the problem with launching gigabit-speed services in a few areas is that it makes your other broadband products look ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/8/2016
Federico Guillén, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, explains why fixed broadband access networks are becoming increasingly important in a wireless world and talks about other key trends.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2016
Deutsche Telekom used to eye the UK telecom market with relish, but it may have lost its appetite at the smell of what's cooking. Late last week, the German operator ...
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Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge

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Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt massive DDoS attacks using IoT devices in botnets. The solution he has in mind includes reputation-based routing by the service provider but also more secure endpoint devices and greater consumer awareness.
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Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue

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Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and plans to hit $3 billion by 2021
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work

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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.

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