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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/3/2017
Of all the telco virtualization projects underway, Telefónica's Unica initiative is arguably the most ambitious. Even after the sale of some assets, the Spanish ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/31/2017
Reconstituted telecoms software company Mavenir has bought Brocade's virtual EPC business, putting it in competition with Affirmed, as well as other major radio ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2017
Network operators are "uniquely positioned" to convert their central offices and cell towers into distributed computing facilities to support a wide range of ...
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 7/10/2017
The great thing about the telecom industry is that people keep inventing new acronyms. Sometimes we lose track of what the acronym actually stands for and sometimes ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/23/2017
My last blog focused on physical layer network planning in preparation for 5G. This blog looks above the physical layer at mobile fronthaul protocols. Here the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/22/2017
An AT&T executive said Thursday morning that he expects that the operator will be able to start deploying a standards-based 5G network late in 2018 or 2019.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2017
LONDON -- 5G World -- Uncertainty hovers above 5G like a swarm of fleas over a mangy dog, and perhaps the greatest uncertainty of all is how much the whole thing will ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/14/2017
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/13/2017
A potential breakthrough on virtualization of the radio access network (vRAN) could fast make it the hottest topic in mobile telecom.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/9/2017
A tiny startup that says its software can turn PCs into mobile basestations could be a viable alternative to 110,000-employee-strong Ericsson in telcos' national ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/8/2017
In a bid to overcome startup and investor doubts about open source technology, social networking giant Facebook is setting up a new group within or alongside its ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/7/2017
As 5G networks appear on the horizon, Apple is looking for a candidate who can represent the vendor in a major radio group at the 3GPP, the industry body that is ...
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Rick Hornby, Executive Director of Core Network Technology Planning, Verizon, 8/18/2017
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 8/18/2017
SDN has evolved from its early days of inception, which is reflected in this ...
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TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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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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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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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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During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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