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Analysis of the key appointments, dismissals, job cuts/expansions (headcount), and skills requirements affecting the communications networking and services sector.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/26/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q1 revenues slip at KPN; Virgin Media adds channels for expats; Orange agrees wage deal with unions; Netflix et al could face ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/25/2017
Ailing Ericsson has racked up huge first-quarter losses on a further double-digit decline in sales and mounting cost problems, as self-described "rookie" CEO Börje ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/24/2017
It's called the next-gen comms industry because technologists today are always looking at the advanced, often virtualized, technologies defining the future of ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 4/21/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Australia focuses on diversity needs; pinkification of tech discourages girls; Women in Comms' biggest event of the year is just ...
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 Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/11/2017
Google is making its salary determination methodology, which it claims to be gender-blind, public to strike back at US Department of Labor allegations that it has an ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/11/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: disaster recovery in the cloud; Nokia does NG-PON with NBN; BT reinvents the customer experience; EE recruits.
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/10/2017
In case you need a reminder that there are tons of successful, admirable women in the next-gen comms industry, look no further than the finalist list for our annual ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/10/2017
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 ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 4/7/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The happiest cities for women may not be the most profitable; men don't care much about diversity in tech; the healthy hackathon; ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/4/2017
Today, April 4 -- or the 94th day of the year -- marks Equal Pay Day, the day the average women would have to work up to in 2017 to make the same amount men made in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/31/2017
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.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 3/31/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: What's the best city for women in tech?; maternity leave policies by industry; girls need to learn to code; and more.
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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, ...
ETSI OSM Group Advances NFV Interoperability With Release TWO
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/27/2017
ETSI Open Source MANO group has issued Release TWO, which includes improvements ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/8/2017
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact ...
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
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Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
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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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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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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.