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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 8/18/2017
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/17/2017
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/16/2017
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/15/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT demos FTTdp-based Gfast tech; Openet lands Orange Poland BSS contract; Clavister sees revenues rise in Q2; Norway set for ...
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PCCW's growing OTT business has received a vote of confidence with the planned sale of a stake to blue-chip Asian strategic investors.
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In today's EMEA regional roundup: Has Telit CEO's past caught up with him?; Omantel takes a near 10% stake in Zain; Interoute improves its margins; Ericsson lands ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 8/9/2017
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) is ending its licensing deal with Netflix in 2019 and launching its own streaming service.
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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 8/4/2017
Research released by the ITU last week showed that Internet adoption around the world is being driven by younger people, and that mobile networks have overtaken ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/27/2017
NB-IoT technology could end up with a smaller market than its backers were originally targeting because of unexpected competition from the higher-bandwidth LTE-M ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 7/19/2017
Mobile devices already account for the majority of online video consumption at 61%, but mobile is set to grow its share further in coming years. In fact, it will ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/17/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor shows steady growth in Q2; MTS parent runs into technical default on credit facility; problems at Vodafone Qatar.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/10/2017
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/6/2017
Israel's Mellanox is taking a swing at dominant rival Broadcom with the launch of a new Ethernet switch chip that will offer customers scalable bandwidth capabilities ...
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Rick Hornby, Executive Director of Core Network Technology Planning, Verizon, 8/18/2017
Verizon is achieving improved efficiencies in its cloud operations by ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 8/18/2017
SDN has evolved from its early days of inception, which is reflected in this ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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African telcos can no longer depend on subscriber growth and voice services for ...
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

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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