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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes IoT at CeBIT; Openreach turns to VR for recruitment help; RAD promotes rowing titan; Proximus sells ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/16/2017
Intel's $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye Monday is all about the vast array of big data that autonomous cars will provide, but it is data it says it's eager to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/16/2017
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/14/2017
Some reporter I am. I spent nearly a week at Mobile World Congress, and the hottest rumor I heard was the one about me.
By Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/13/2017
Intel is making a $15 billion bet on the autonomous vehicle market with a deal to acquire Israel-based Mobileye, which has spent the last two decades developing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/10/2017
Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2, spoke with Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief of Light Reading, about the fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact it will have on businesses and society in general and the challenges it will bring for service providers.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/9/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT lines up new chairman; Nokia and Deutsche Telekom look for AI innovation; Fujitsu to invest €50 million in AI; Andorra beefs ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/8/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia milks 4.5G, sells managed services to VimpelCom; MTN's CEO resigns; in-flight broadband partnership wins its first ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/7/2017
China's ZTE has agreed to pay a fine of $892 million to settle its year-long trade dispute with US authorities.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/7/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson secures $200 million investment in iconectiv subsidiary; BICS offers backhaul with Retelit; PoP life in Istanbul; ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/2/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams up with Telecom Italia on 5G, brings its virtual network function to Egypt; Telefónica goes Nano with LTE, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/23/2017
France's Orange hinted at a capital expenditure increase in 2017 as it reported modest growth in sales and earnings for its 2016 fiscal year, thanks largely to the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 2/21/2017
Back in the day, Light Reading was all about the mothership website -- you know, this one, launched in 2000 -- and the band of smartypants analysts collectively known ...
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Bjørn Taale Sandberg, Senior Vice President and Head of Telenor Research, 3/27/2017
Telenor is working across three primary fronts for its digitization initiative.
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 3/27/2017
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/13/2017
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World ...
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Africa's Data Dilemma
Iain Morris , News Editor , 12/8/2015
African telcos can no longer depend on subscriber growth and voice services for ...
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Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch ...
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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How Metrological Keeps Cable Customers on the Couch

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Metrological offers an open source solution that reduces the time it takes cable operators to integrate OTT content into the linear television viewing experience.
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Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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Light Reading talked to George McGregor of Citrix about the NetScaler Mobile Gateway - an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, ...
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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.