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All the key communications industry developments taking place in India.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/27/2017
Mobile virtual network operators may be a common feature of the telecom landscape in many countries, but India has only just welcomed its first with the recent launch ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/19/2017
We've all seen the reports coming out of the wide world of tech this year -- toxic work cultures dominate headlines, the pay gap persists, companies fail to recruit ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/14/2017
India's telcos are continuing to invest in upgrading and modernizing their networks in the face of growing competition. But the wave of consolidation sweeping the ...
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/7/2017
India's only pure-play 4G service provider, Reliance Jio Infocomm, has emerged as the fifth-largest telco in the country after acquiring 72 million paying customers ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/30/2017
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 Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/24/2017
The possibility of a merger between BSNL and MTNL, India's government-owned telcos, has once again set tongues wagging in the national market.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/23/2017
Bharti Airtel, India's largest service provider, has announced its second takeover deal in the last two months with a move for smaller spectrum and site equipment ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/22/2017
PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress -- Major service providers Tata Communications and Colt have voiced all-too familiar complaints about the vendors of SDN and ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/21/2017
India's fastest growing and newest mobile service provider, Reliance Jio (RJio), has deployed Ciena's multi-terabit converged packet-optical technology in its ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/20/2017
The boards of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have approved a $23 billion merger between the Indian operators that will create the country's biggest service ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/17/2017
Spectrum auctions in India are rarely devoid of controversy and a planned sale of 5G airwaves later this year is unlikely to be any different.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/16/2017
Time is rapidly running out for you to stand a chance of being a winner in the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/16/2017
Reliance Jio, India's newest service provider, is planning to launch a 4G smartphone in collaboration with Google, according to media reports. The two companies are ...
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Putting AI to Work: A Conversation With Comptel's Niilo Fredrikson
Niilo Fredrikson, Executive Vice President, Intelligent Data Business Unit, Comptel, 4/28/2017
Comptel's Niilo Fredrikson explains how AI and machine learning can be leveraged ...
Viacom 18's Vats Talks AR/VR, Video AI
Sudhanshu Vats, CEO, Viacom 18 Group, 4/27/2017
Sudhanshu Vats, group CEO of Indian broadcast and video conglomerate Viacom 18, ...
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Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/13/2017
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World ...
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Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 11/11/2015
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. ...
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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.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
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.