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Key developments from the copper broadband sector, including xDSL, vectoring, and G.fast.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/25/2017
Think of high-speed German infrastructure and one is likely to imagine the country's autobahns, where cars can still be driven (legally) as fast as they will go -- ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HMD Global CEO steps down; ADVA numbers down in Q2; UK win for ADTRAN; EE's 4G cliffhanger.
By Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 7/19/2017
Operator demand for software-defined networks helped Adtran generate record second-quarter sales of $184.7 million for the period that ended June 30, 2017.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/18/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach probes FTTP demand; Exatel trials Rapid 5G; Oracle's cloud push creates 1,000 EMEA jobs.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/17/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor shows steady growth in Q2; MTS parent runs into technical default on credit facility; problems at Vodafone Qatar.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/6/2017
Mobile infrastructure company Arqiva believes there is a strong commercial case for using 5G technology to address broadband demand in London.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/5/2017
CityFibre plans to raise as much as £200 million ($258 million) through the sale of shares and says it will use the money to expand its UK fiber footprint and make a ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/4/2017
UK mobile infrastructure player Arqiva has snapped up a 28GHz license covering London that could support a rollout of fixed wireless access (FWA) services based on ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/4/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opts for Cisco kit in metro upgrade; Net Insight disappoints in Q2; Paris Court of Appeal backs regulator in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/3/2017
AT&T's XGS-PON trial, announced last week, is part of its broader software-defined access strategy, an effort that includes a move to white boxes in the access ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/3/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IPO for Poland's Play; Keymile sells networks unit to ABB; MTS appoints new CMO.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/3/2017
Virgin Media's network expansion project, dubbed Project Lightning, has fallen well behind schedule, according to a report from the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/28/2017
Carl Russo burst on the telecom scene as a founder of Cerent, the first multi-protocol optical networking box, and the guy who sold it to Cisco for $7.5 billion in ...
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Red Hat's Hood Talks Security for SD-WAN
Ian Hood, Chief Architect, Global Service Provider, Red Hat, 7/27/2017
Red Hat's Ian Hood delves into the security challenges for SD-WAN.
IDC's Hicks: Digital Transformations Are About More Than Technology
Andy Hicks, Research Director, EMEA Telecommunications & Networking Group, IDC, 7/26/2017
Digital transformations aren't just the technologies, they also include the ...
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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 ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
Industrie 4.0: Rebooting Germany
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/16/2016
German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative ...
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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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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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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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