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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/20/2017
The introduction of artificial intelligence capabilities looks to be claiming jobs in Ericsson's service delivery units as the Swedish vendor tries to restore ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/20/2017
Ericsson claimed to have seen the green shoots of a recovery at its networks business despite reporting another decline in overall sales and a widening of its net ...
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This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The New York Times creates a new diversity position; Instagram's COO advises 'get your foot in the door'; sexism scandals rile ...
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 10/19/2017
A recent wave of consolidation in India's telecom market could leave thousands of sector employees without jobs in the coming months.
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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg bristles at the description of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) as "Facebook's TIP." The social network is just one of 500 TIP ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/13/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 10/13/2017
Tata Teleservices, which had been exploring ways to exit the Indian telecom market, is to sell its consumer business group to Bharti Airtel, India's largest service ...
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By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 10/10/2017
In post-apocalyptic science-fiction, the world is usually devastated by one of two tropes: nuclear war, or a plague of zombies. Recently, doomsayers like Elon Musk ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
DENVER, 10/9/2017 – BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
Talk of retraining networking staff to understand IT principles is commonplace these days in telecom. Most operators are investing in "reskilling" their current ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/9/2017
Ericsson has nominated Ronnie Leten as its new chairman following the July decision by Leif Johansson not to seek re-election under apparent pressure from shareholders.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/6/2017
Ericsson is cutting 130 jobs in Ireland as part of a wider cost-cutting program aimed at boosting profit margins.
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This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Female founders face Twitter harassment; Amazon needs a new opener; Oracle has lawsuit battle ahead; and more.
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HPE Steps Back From Hypercloud
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HPE says it's no longer selling custom servers for hypercloud providers such as ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/20/2017
With a strong debut, MongoDB shows how powerful the combination of cloud, open ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/20/2017
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Jeff Brown, Director, Product Management & Marketing, Windstream, 10/20/2017
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She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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