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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/27/2017
Ericsson has denied reports that it has "scrapped" its efforts to win new business outside of the telecom operator segment but has confirmed, and clarified, that its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2017
Ericsson has landed a potentially important network deal with Vodafone's UK business that could prepare the ground for an early launch of 5G technology and cement the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/20/2017
Most startups at tradeshows hold their meetings in the coffee lounge, or squeeze themselves into white boxes (of the cubicle variety, not the server one) around the ...
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Cloud Foundry Summit -- Facing the most negative customer feedback of any company, Comcast is rebuilding its customer service platform to be ...
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LONDON -- 5G World -- Uncertainty hovers above 5G like a swarm of fleas over a mangy dog, and perhaps the greatest uncertainty of all is how much the whole thing will ...
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Nokia is heralding a major technological breakthrough with a new routing platform and network processor whose capabilities seem to go far beyond those of rival ...
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LONDON -- 5G World -- Mobile operators need to come up with a standard definition of network slicing to avoid market confusion and the risk of a customer backlash, ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/13/2017
A potential breakthrough on virtualization of the radio access network (vRAN) could fast make it the hottest topic in mobile telecom.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/12/2017
Europe's telcos are already lagging counterparts in Asia and the US when it comes to investment in 5G technology, according to Hossein Moiin, the chief technology ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/9/2017
A tiny startup that says its software can turn PCs into mobile basestations could be a viable alternative to 110,000-employee-strong Ericsson in telcos' national ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/8/2017
In a bid to overcome startup and investor doubts about open source technology, social networking giant Facebook is setting up a new group within or alongside its ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/8/2017
More big networking industry names, including Juniper, PCCW and Red Hat, have stuck their flags in the ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) ground and come out in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/8/2017
Orange and four venture capitalist partners have promised to invest up to €100 million ($113 million) in telecom infrastructure startups over the next three to four ...
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John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 6/28/2017
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Viavi Explores the Latest Cable & Fiber Trends Within the CATV World

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Viavi's Koji Okamoto discusses CATV technology and trends with Alan Breznick of Light Reading. From DOCSIS 3.1 deployment to the impact of Distributed Access Architectures (DAA), bringing fiber closer to the home, and leveraging DWDM technology for business services.
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Masergy: It's Time for SD-WAN Options

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Paul Ruelas, director of network products for Masergy, explains how adding SD-WAN has changed the service mix for his company's customers. In some cases, the change is incremental, enabling more granular customer control. Masergy's newest version, SD-WAN Go, gives up some of those controls for a streamlined version targeting mid-sized customers with the most ...
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Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.

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