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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 Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 6/24/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Barbie's got coding skills; female engineering graduates outnumber men; the other unicorns of the startup world; and more.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/24/2016
The British public has voted narrowly in favor of leaving the European Union (EU) and UK telecom players are already feeling the impact.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/22/2016
Nikesh Arora has quit his role as president and chief operating officer of Japan's SoftBank after CEO and founder Masayoshi Son said he wanted to continue running the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2016
Cable group Altice has announced a management reshuffle that will see former Alcatel-Lucent boss Michel Combes replace Dexter Goei as CEO.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/20/2016
South Africa's MTN has named Vodafone senior executive Rob Shuter as its new CEO as it looks to get its business back on track following a costly dispute with ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 6/17/2016
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Female founders talk diversity; Saudi Arabia and Pakistan make small progress for women; and more.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2016
Deutsche Telekom has announced a management shake-up at T-Mobile Netherlands after reports that efforts to sell the ailing Dutch business fell through and as ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/14/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tools up its 5G Garage; Virgin Media cements relationship with housebuilders; Apple Pay for Orange Cash customers.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/13/2016
As a president at sketch-to-scale vendor Flex, Caroline Dowling is used to taking ideas scrawled on the back of a napkin through design and production to delivery ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/10/2016
Luminate Wireless has hit an operational speed bump before even coming to market, with lead executive team members, including the original CEO, leaving following a ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 6/10/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Ellen Pao soldiers on; Indian women seek workforce inclusion; companies led by women make more money; and more.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/7/2016
The doors are open and there is a lot of opportunity for women in the comms industry, but in order to take advantage of that opportunity, women have to make it happen.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/6/2016
Ixia CMO Marie Hattar ran into the "glass ceiling" 18 years ago as an engineer, and it ended up causing a career pivot that accelerated her career in a new direction. ...
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Elbaz: Foundries Are Driving AT&T's New Products & Services
Igal Elbaz, Vice President - Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T Services, 6/24/2016
The AT&T Foundry program is key to the company's digital ecosystem expansion.
What Exactly Is Mobile Video?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 6/24/2016
Definitions of mobile video vary across different studies and can lead to ...
The New IP
Virtual Newsbites: Service Providers Make Executive Moves
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/24/2016
Service providers made some big management changes this week.
Observations & Recommendations for Carrier-Grade vCPE
Gal Ofel, Head of Software Solution Product Line Management, Telco Systems, 6/24/2016
Carrier-grade standards have not yet been established and, as a result, many ...
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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 ...
Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates
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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
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
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The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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RAD Demonstrates SD-WAN Functionality at BCE 2016

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In conjunction with Versa Networks, RAD demos a joint solution for SD-WAN implementation. The solution uses RAD's ETX-2i, a vCPE platform integrating a powerful IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU with a field-pluggable x86 NFV module that runs Versa's FlexVNF for SD-WAN functionality. The demo implements SD-WAN over a simulated service provider footprint by deploying ...
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Radware on Virtualizing Network Security

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Radware's Michael O'Malley highlights the benefits for service providers of virtualizing network security.
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Huawei 2016 UBBS World Tour: Singapore

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Highlights from Huawei's UBBS World Tour event in Singapore.
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The FlowBROKER Solution

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During a demo at the Big Communications Event 2016, Accedian director of product line solutions Greg Spear demonstrates how the FlowBROKER distributed packet capture solution (part of Accedian's SkyLIGHT platform) can be used to troubleshoot and resolve QoE issues.

FlowBROKER is the industry's first lossless remote packet capture solution, which uses ...

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BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order

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Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
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BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future

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Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding? A panel of experts at BCE considered the evidence...
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A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
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Our world has evolved through innovation from the Industrial Revolution of the 1740s to the information age, and it is now entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by technology. Technology is driving a paradigm shift in the way digital solutions deliver a connected world, changing the way we live, communicate and provide solutions. It can have a powerful impact on how we tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. In this radio show, Caroline Dowling, President of Communications Infrastructure & Enterprise Computing at Flex, will join Women in Comms Director Sarah Thomas to discuss the impact technology has on society and how it can be a game-changer across the globe; improving lives and creating a smarter world. Dowling, a Cork, Ireland, native and graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, will also discuss her experience managing an international team focused on innovation in an age of high-speed change.

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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.