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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/25/2017
Japan's SoftBank is said to have begun talks with Uber about taking a multi-billion-dollar stake in the ride-hailing business, according to a report from the Wall ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2017
Network operators are "uniquely positioned" to convert their central offices and cell towers into distributed computing facilities to support a wide range of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/24/2017
I've been thinking about news that surfaced last week around Verizon throttling speeds for video content on its wireless network. Customers reported seeing their ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/24/2017
Most cable companies don't have the resources of a Comcast or Charter, making it difficult to develop and offer more advanced video services. But that's where ...
By Gary Miles, Chief Marketing Officer, Amdocs, 7/17/2017
With Facebook moving into the original content space, traditional cable providers have more over-the-top competition to worry about. Facebook's 2 billion-plus users ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 7/13/2017
AT&T plans to start testing a new cloud-based platform for its various consumer video services this summer, starting with its DirecTV Now streaming video product and ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/7/2017
The threat of heavy regulation in the pay-TV market may have dropped through the floor since a change in leadership at the FCC this year, but industry stalwarts ...
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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 7/7/2017
C Spire announced the launch of C Spire TV, the operator's streaming TV service yesterday. Describing it as "game-changing," the operator said the service eliminates ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/7/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: darkening skies at SoundCloud; BT extends dynamic ad insertion deal; Germany reels from latest cyber attack.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/6/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI issues APIs for MEC (got that?); KPN strikes SIM deal with Tencent; UK mobile operators target the data-bingers; data ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 7/4/2017
The Allen & Company Sun Valley conference kicks off today, despite the July 4 holiday in the US, amid rumors that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/30/2017
Guess what, sports fans. Yet another major US player is plunging into the OTT video market by launching a skinny bundle service designed to appeal to cost-conscious ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2017
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AT&T's Fuetsch: Edge Computing Is on Deck
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/25/2017
AT&T is tuning up edge computing to enable self-driving cars, virtual reality and ...
Windstream, EarthLink Unite Over SD-WAN
Mike Frane, Vice President of Product Management, Windstream, 7/24/2017
EarthLink and Windstream's SD-WAN services will be more tightly integrated ...
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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 ...
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
Iain Morris , News Editor , 4/10/2017
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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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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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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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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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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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