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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/15/2017
This week in our WiC roundup: Where are the women in cryptocurrency?; female CEOs tell tales of being pushed out of tech; international telecom companies make big ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
The ETSI group focused on zero-touch networking and automation, which has been in gestation for the past few months, has been officially launched with the likes of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
It's that festive time of year when the soothsayers and prognosticators peer into their virtual reality glasses and summon up visions of the near future.
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/12/2017
Looking to ride the wave of growing interest in cryptocurrencies, startup Telcoin is hoping to raise funds from an initial coin offering (ICO) as it courts mobile ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/8/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone abandons Maltese merger; Sheffield sticks the knife into Uber; Türk Telekom's TV ambitions.
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 12/7/2017
During a time in which telco IT departments are facing increased pressure to reduce transformation budgets, many service providers in Heavy Reading's Thought ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2017
Equinix today announced a major expansion of its Equinix Cloud Exchange and in the process, dove much deeper into the enterprise market. The data ...
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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, 11/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH tie-up in Ireland; UK government creates buzz around Budget measures; du works on "loyalty platform."
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/14/2017
The 20 largest telcos with headquarters in Europe and North America slashed more than 63,000 jobs last year, and ten of them have cut nearly 21,000 roles in 2017, as ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom's H1 revenues rise; new 100G link between China and Russia; du buys into IoT messaging platform.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/8/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and Vodafone make 5G data connection in Italy; automation not that scary after all; welcome to Gigabit Island.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/7/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Mobily network in Saudi Arabia; Vodafone turns to V for Victory in the consumer IoT market; Nokia and Vodacom ...
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Google Nabs Former Cloud Holdout Etsy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/15/2017
Etsy once said the cloud wasn't for them, but now they're taking their IT to ...
IBM Q Network Opens Up Quantum Computing to Researchers, Businesses
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/15/2017
IBM's newly announced Q Network will give businesses, government agencies and ...
Telco Transformation
GlobalData's Westfall: 5G & Cloud 'Joined at the Hip'
Ron Westfall, Research Director, Global Telecom Technology and Software, GlobalData, 12/15/2017
While the cloud will thrive on its own, it's imperative for the success of 5G ...
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.
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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 ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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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