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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 Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 12/5/2016
The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is already bringing human-like intelligence to computers, and the potential for further innovation is staggering. It's a ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/2/2016
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Charleston, S.C. initiates several after-school programs to teach kids to code; asking salary history may soon become illegal; ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 11/30/2016
Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/30/2016
Intel has poached a key executive from one of its chief rivals as it looks to make headway in the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
BT has named former Ofcom executive Mike McTighe as chairman of Openreach as it seeks to address regulatory concern about the independence of the infrastructure ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 11/28/2016
For Nithya Ramanathan, founding a non-profit but running it like a tech company was a means to do the most good possible and finding a little redemption along the way.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 11/23/2016
This has been a big year for women in tech and telecom. We've had lawsuits for gender discrimination filed (and won), tell-all books about unfair treatment at tech ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/21/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook hiring in the UK; Nokia manages drones in UAE; bringing SIM cards back to life in Ghana.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 11/18/2016
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Women in tech deal with the aftermath of a Trump election; Samsung, Vodafone and Zayo advocate for women; a celebratory list of ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 11/16/2016
It's been a great year for women in the next-generation communications industry. Despite some setbacks in the realm of politics and paychecks, women in our industry ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/14/2016
Pity Börje Ekholm. No sooner had Ericsson's incoming CEO been appointed, it seemed, than Ericsson told investors its main market would shrink again next year. Last ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 11/11/2016
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: what a Trump presidency means for females; glass ceilings in sight; very slow progress in tech hiring; and more.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2016
China's Huawei is already locked out of opportunities in the US, purportedly because of security concerns, and the door seems unlikely to open now that Donald Trump ...
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An Industry To-Do List for NFV
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There are some key challenges for NFV to overcome in order to reach its full ...
Social Media, Online Video Will Drive Steady Advertising Growth – Zenith
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Zenith's latest forecast predicts advertising growth will remain stable, with ...
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Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
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The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Cable Execs Are Minting Money
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Cable operators and media companies paid their executives well in 2014, up to ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.

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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.