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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/8/2016
"The number one reason a company fails is that they don't get market transitions." -- John Chambers, then CEO of Cisco Systems, March 2015.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/2/2016
Orange has revealed that its ECOMP trials in Poland will focus on virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) in the residential sector as a first use case.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/1/2016
NEW YORK -- Future of Cable Business Services -- In the wake of its two major acquisitions, Charter Communications will do a brand relaunch of its enterprise business ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/1/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia phones licensing deal signed and sealed; AsiaInfo downsizes in Europe; Virgin's new box; Amazon eyes Italian power stations.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/28/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: in-flight connectivity program completes test flight; spectrum-sharing in Russia; Openet gets virtualized.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 11/28/2016
For Nithya Ramanathan, founding a non-profit but running it like a tech company was a means to do the most good possible and finding a little redemption along the way.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/24/2016
TOKYO -- Global MBB Forum 2016 -- Mobile broadband developments may be the topic that links everyone together here at the MBB Forum in Tokyo, but the key unifying ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/23/2016
TOKYO -- Global MBB Forum 2016 -- More than a thousand senior mobile broadband network and services executives have converged on Tokyo to discuss the future of mobile ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 11/21/2016
Adoption of smartphones and the development of app stores has driven rapid growth in mobile gaming in recent years. Management consultant Deloitte Global forecasts ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/18/2016
The entire telecom industry is coming to terms with the reality that existing business models are changing dramatically in the virtualization era, but there are ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/17/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Huawei explore 5G UCNC; Virgin buys Irish broadcaster; MegaFon in talks to buy Mail.ru.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 11/16/2016
It's been a great year for women in the next-generation communications industry. Despite some setbacks in the realm of politics and paychecks, women in our industry ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2016
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- BT is working to bring the benefits of virtualization to the physical networks it operates today, and it's something Neil ...
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NFV: Security Issue or Security Opportunity?
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/7/2016
NFV infrastructures include new security issues that operators need to be aware ...
Study IDs Big Targets for VNFs
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/7/2016
VNFs are set to proliferate across four areas for carriers.
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10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
Aria Brokers Route to Chinese Telcos
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Telefónica UK Strengthens Ties With NTT DATA
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Accedian Joins Facebook-Backed TIP
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Brocade Reports Fiscal Q4
Monday, November 21, 2016
Lightower Deploys Netcracker's Next-Gen OSS
Friday, November 11, 2016
Ericsson Provides Investor Update
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Liberty Global Selects UXP Systems for Digital Identity
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Fon Delivers Windows 10 Payment Option, Adds Premium WiFi Options
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
AT&T, Colt Announce SDN Interoperability
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
IBM Brings Watson to Its Cloud Video Technology
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Compass Cloud Services Reborn as Calix Cloud
Monday, October 24, 2016
Equinix Adds VMWare Cloud Access
Monday, October 17, 2016
Nokia Offers SDN Assurance
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue

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Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and plans to hit $3 billion by 2021
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work

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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.

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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.