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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/27/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Ericsson this morning made plenty of noise about the slowly emerging 5G standard but admitted it was still working on ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Telefónica has taken a bold leap into the age of artificial intelligence with its launch today of a new digital assistant ...
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BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Forthcoming European regulations that will effectively scrap the fees customers pay to use data services abroad are ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2017
Open-O and ECOMP, two significant open source MANO efforts, are merging into a single entity under the Linux Foundation banner.
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As CSPs undergo a digital transformation -- running their business from a cloud environment, selling digital services and operating like webscale Internet companies ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/16/2017
Teoco has advanced its analytics and big data strategy with the acquisition of PreClarity, a Victor, New York-based specialist vendor, for an undisclosed sum.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2017
Riverbed, a company known for its WAN optimization technology, intends to distinguish itself in the hot SD-WAN market by combining those two capabilities into a ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/14/2017
If the market for virtualized networks is growing, it's because it is far too late to reverse the trend, not because anyone can actually implement a virtualized ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2017
ADVA today formally launched its optical network hypervisor intended to bring the same software-driven flexibility to the optical layer that exists in other network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2017
As part of the release of ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) into open source, AT&T will later this year release the software it's been ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; exec changes at Telia; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/10/2017
Telia Company's Mats Svärdh has quit his role as vice president of networks and IT infrastructure for the Swedish operator, Light Reading has learned.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/27/2017
AT&T's latest security report says businesses need to stay on top of security to ...
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Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
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Huawei Will Accelerate the Spread of the Video Business

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What is the future of the booming video business? What changes will happen to the video industry chain in the future? Hunter Hu, VP of Huawei Video Product Line, shares his viewpoints and explains how Huawei can be an enabler and accelerate the spread of the video business.
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Frost & Sullivan's Jonas Zelba on Going Beyond Connectivity

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Telecom operators across the globe are trying to understand what can they offer beyond connectivity. Operators are already introducing new and innovative services but they are faced with challenges due to unclear business models. Jonas highlights that no one operator can offer all the services itself. Operators in the Middle East should look within their ecosystem ...
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IDC's Paul Black on Cloudification

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Paul Black from IDC shares his insights on how cloudification is expected to combile all aspects of digital transformation.
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Industry Expert Michael Howard Talks About Cloud Native

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Cloud Native is a really nice term and a lot of people are using it. But most of them have their own definition of what Cloud Native means. Michael Howard offers his take on the terminology.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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What WTTX Can Deliver

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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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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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