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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, 12/12/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus seeks fiber experts; BT offers Symantec endpoint protection tech; Ericsson has seen the future, and it's wacky.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
European IT services company Atos has made a €4.3 billion ($5.1 billion) bid for Gemalto, the world's biggest maker of SIM cards, in an attempt to create an industry ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/11/2017
As artificial intelligence technology advances at an accelerated rate, Qualcomm's Kathy Herring Hayashi says the semiconductor industry's work in data analytics and ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/8/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Big names in fashion take over coding programs; Netflix leads race for innovation; how #metoo scandals affect tech and telecom; ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/5/2017
The opportunities enabled by automation are among the top five areas of focus for BT management as the company examines its potential to become more efficient, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2017
LONDON, 12/4/2017 – There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/4/2017
Social networking giant Facebook has given Brexiteers some seasonal cheer by announcing that it will create 800 new jobs in the UK next year.
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/1/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Watch your words to avoid the chopping block; Valley-ites expand to less tech-centric locales; LinkedIn works to close the STEM ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/30/2017
Deutsche Telekom is struggling to reduce costs in some of its core business areas because of higher-than-planned spending on cloud and digital transformation, Light ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/29/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media promises higher speeds in Durham; Telefónica offers Facebook posts via SMS; Ericsson to test 5G in Belgium.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/28/2017
The outlook for specialist IoT technology developer and network operator Sigfox has weakened following an exodus of senior employees this year and, according to a ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/22/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson cuts jobs in Finland; Deutsche Telekom cozies up to Netflix; Swisscom addresses online customer security; the smart ...
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FCC Repeals Net Neutrality
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
The Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality in a 3-2 party line vote.
Kubernetes Advances Windows Support
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the ...
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Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Trump & Tech: Round 1
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
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 12/26/2016
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
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