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Key developments related to mobile money services and the technologies that enable them.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/25/2015
Verizon's choice of Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System to automate its data center is another clear example of a major telecom operator adopting technology that ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/21/2015
The second-to-last episode of Light Reading's original science fiction serial, "Silence Like Diamonds," is up. Read it here: Silence Like Diamonds - Episode 9: ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/14/2015
Samsung is getting in on the mobile payments game with a new service coming this summer.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/5/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia looks at wholesale business re-jig; Slovenian sale on ice; BT deploys the zombies.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/30/2015
Facebook is promising to spend more on infrastructure in 2015 as social media users spend more time on its platform.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/14/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson collaborates with Turkcell on 5G; Com Hem has a healthy second quarter; Apple Pay arrives in UK.
By Tim Carter, Chief Revenue Officer, Fortumo, 6/23/2015
Over-the-top (OTT) partnerships have become a standard marketing practice for most carriers. Forty-five percent of all mobile operators now offer at least one ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/8/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: legal challenge to Telefónica's E-Plus acquisition; KPN gets down with the startups; Apple Pay for the UK?
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/19/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT wants EE acquisition fast-tracked; Swedish startup launches mobile money gizmo; AlcaLu partners with KT on 5G; Nokia offers ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/12/2015
Verizon is making its biggest bet yet that digital media and advertising will be its newest revenue sources, announcing today that it will buy AOL for $4.4 billion in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/11/2015
A new kind of smartphone app connected by's backbone network is helping bring greater security to college campuses by making it easier to connect those ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/1/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires former Pacnet man; Sky invests in mobile advertising, extends deal with Viacom. - Pan-European service provider ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/21/2015
CenturyLink's acquisition of Orchestrate, announced late Monday, illustrates the company's continued investment in its CenturyLink Cloud, this time adding a software ...
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LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
LRTV Documentaries
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

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Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
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Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
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Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

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Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
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BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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Gigabit in Europe

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At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
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AT&T's Band of Women

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Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
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