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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2017
Oracle and systems integration giant Tech Mahindra are teaming up to offer a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) managed services package to wireless operators who want to add ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/15/2017
Metaswitch today expanded its reach into the mobile market and the applications realm with its acquisition of OpenCloud, an application server company providing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/29/2016
ZTE is to help Telefónica build a regional virtual IMS platform in Latin America and, in doing so, become the latest vendor to take a prominent role in the Spanish ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/19/2016
Mitel's strategic direction took another unexpected turn Monday with the announcement that less than two years after buying Mavenir Systems for $560 million to get ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/29/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone counts BT's "excess profits;" CityFibre targets business parks; Nokia soups up vectoring in Denmark; ship's anchor ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/10/2016
HPE and Metaswitch are announcing today that the Metaswitch virtualized IMS is now integrated into HPE's Helion OpenStack-based NFV orchestration platform, as both ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/28/2016
Sonus has beefed up its IP voice system portfolio and accelerated its virtualization strategy with the $20 million cash acquisition of Richardson, Texas-based Taqua, ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/23/2016
There's never a dull moment where the company now known as Xura is involved: Following a few years of selling and buying various assets, it's been acquired by Siris ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/3/2016
Apple is now advertising for an engineer who is familiar with the evolution of 5G to understand how it can be combined with other networks in the future.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still ...
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By Jeff Gordon, 5/25/2016
As reported in my previous column in Light Reading, the telecom service layer has a significant role to play in the strategies of nine out of every ten telecom ...
By Jeff Gordon, 5/6/2016
Telecommunications can simplistically be thought of as comprising two fundamental components: the access network and the service layer. The access network provides ...
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OpenDayLight's Caywood Discusses SDN
Lisa Caywood, Director of Ecosystem Development, OpenDaylight Project, 2/24/2017
In the third part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood talked about the evolution of ...
FCC Moves Forward With New Broadcast Standard
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 2/24/2017
US communications regulator kicks off the rulemaking process for ATSC 3.0, a new ...
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Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
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The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 1/8/2014
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is just about the hottest trend in the ...
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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.