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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2017
If you haven't heard about EnterpriseWeb, then you are likely not tracking the many NFV proofs-of-concept and TM Forum Catalyst projects. This software company is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2017
Five years into the NFV/SDN transformation process, as the telecom industry continues to debate issues around interoperability and automation, two companies that ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/1/2017
Nokia claims its still-nascent software strategy is already helping to boost profitability just eight months after it was first announced. (See Nokia to Create ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/19/2017
The MEF is wading into the SD-WAN arena, saying it will standardize the managed services that network operators deliver, by developing open APIs, along with common ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 7/11/2017
Teoco announced Tuesday that it will become the only device testing lab supporting the conformance needs of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon following the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/10/2017
AT&T's announcement of its $200 million commitment to a venture capital fund backing tech startups grabbed some headlines last week, but on closer inspection, this is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 7/5/2017
Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 7/3/2017
Like many businesses, wages are the biggest single cost item for most telecom operators. Anything that can be done to replace humans with software falls straight to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/29/2017
Windstream is dipping its toe into the open source waters, joining the Open Network Automation Project (ONAP), its first active engagement in open source. (See ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/29/2017
Here's a strange one: In a bid to bolster its international cloud infrastructure services business, Chinese web-scale giant Alibaba is allegedly on the verge of ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/29/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bolsters UC with Cisco Spark; Nokia goes on Chinese expedition, closes Comptel deal; Telegram app follows the rules in Russia.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/28/2017
Carl Russo burst on the telecom scene as a founder of Cerent, the first multi-protocol optical networking box, and the guy who sold it to Cisco for $7.5 billion in ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/12/2017
Eager to get a jump on its prime rivals in the highly competitive cable access business, Calix has added 10G EPON capabilities to its AXOS virtualized network ...
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Verizon's Hornby: Cloud Benefits from Web-Scale Principles
Rick Hornby, Executive Director of Core Network Technology Planning, Verizon, 8/18/2017
Verizon is achieving improved efficiencies in its cloud operations by ...
TT SDN Poll a Dead Heat
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 8/18/2017
SDN has evolved from its early days of inception, which is reflected in this ...
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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 ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway ...
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NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
LRTV Documentaries
5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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If You're Not First, You're Last – The Recap

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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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