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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Adtran Connect -- Competition often drives gigabit deployments -- just think what Google Fiber did by just threatening to build fiber-to-the-home ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/16/2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Three years into its transformation to become a software and services company, Adtran is using its annual Connect event to cite some benchmarks on ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- When CenturyLink rolled out its SD-WAN product last fall, the company used its relatively new minimum viable product or MVP network strategy, ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/15/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT demos FTTdp-based Gfast tech; Openet lands Orange Poland BSS contract; Clavister sees revenues rise in Q2; Norway set for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/14/2017
China Unicom is set to announce a near 69% increase in net profit for the first half of the year following the introduction of tighter cost controls at the network ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/8/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi denies having control of Telecom Italia; UK government sounds warning on cyber-sloppiness; KCOM fined for emergency ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/7/2017
Japan's SoftBank has received a boost to sales and earnings from Sprint, its US telecom subsidiary, as well as the inclusion of its Vision Fund investment vehicle in ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/4/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky sounds out Open Fiber on collaboration in Italy; Hyperoptic wins public sector gig in Newcastle; BBC buffs up its FA Cup ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/3/2017
Deutsche Telekom has given a clear indication that it will start work on a much bigger rollout of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology in 2019 to meet demand for ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/3/2017
Deutsche Telekom has raised its earnings guidance for the year after its second-quarter results beat expectations thanks to the continued strong performance of its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/2/2017
In creating its first US Fiber Lit Buildings Leaderboard, Vertical Systems Group ran into an unexpected problem: The telecom industry players who provide fiber ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/2/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SoundCloud close to stakes sale; CityFibre closes Entanet deal; T-Systems lands health insurance gig; Amazon bags ATP tennis ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/1/2017
Cox was one of the first cable operators to offer gigabit-speed Internet service when it began deploying fiber to the home in new neighborhoods in 2014. That ...
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Rick Hornby, Executive Director of Core Network Technology Planning, Verizon, 8/18/2017
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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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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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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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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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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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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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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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