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This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Russia and Thailand lead the way in women in tech numbers; BT tries to improve its ratio; girl power gets bloody; and more.
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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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French media giant Vivendi has put CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine at the top of a list of candidates for Telecom Italia's board, suggesting that it wants de Puyfontaine to ...
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Former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg is resurfacing at US telecom giant Verizon, where he will take charge of a newly created network and technology team.
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The current wave of mergers and acquisitions sweeping across India's telecom landscape is set to have a profound impact on the telecom workforce. Triggered largely by ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/28/2017
Women make up 15.4% of the technical positions at Uber, 22% of leadership positions and 36.1% of the overall workforce, according to the ride-hailing company's ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/28/2017
After former CEO Hans Vestberg was sunk by the proverbial iceberg of a major earnings setback last summer, Ericsson finally settled on Börje Ekholm as his successor. ...
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The possibility of a merger between BSNL and MTNL, India's government-owned telcos, has once again set tongues wagging in the national market.
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Caption Contest: Birth of a New Era
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 4/28/2017
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social ...
Putting AI to Work: A Conversation With Comptel's Niilo Fredrikson
Niilo Fredrikson, Executive Vice President, Intelligent Data Business Unit, Comptel, 4/28/2017
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Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Mobile Operators & Video

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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.