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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/26/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CEOs tell European Commission to hold its nerve on deregulation; Spotify hires four directors as it prepares for possible IPO; ...
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At Light Reading's BCE 2017, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K.
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 5/22/2017
It's a new era of coopetition as telcos compete and partner with apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators, with voices from AT&T, EdgeConneX, Masergy and Zayo.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/19/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: voice-recognition security fails the twin test; EU member states tweak proposals on network investment strategy; Russian banks ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/18/2017
The FCC is scheduled to vote on an NPRM today that if enacted (and it will be) will start the wheels turning on an effort to repeal the Open Internet Order that was ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/16/2017
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Mere weeks after CEO Tom Rutledge made it clear that he doesn't love the idea of launching an over-the-top video service, Charter is now reported to be in talks ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/12/2017
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It's never easy picking a winner for the "Most Innovative New Cable Product or Service" category because there are always many worthy candidates. But this year's ...
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TM Forum's Carl Piva examines potential security and privacy threats from the use ...
US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 4/10/2017
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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.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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CenturyLink: Are We All Security Service Providers Now?

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As the security environment gets more threatening, in the wake of WannaCry and other attacks, service providers need to shoulder more responsibility for securing networks, says Tim Kelleher, vice president for IT security services at CenturyLink, in an interview at the Light Reading Big Communications ...
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Verizon: Service Providers' Futures Rest on Software

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If SPs want to avoid being dumb pipes, they'll have to dive deep into software and rethink the centralized cloud, Verizon's Ed Chan says. Find more Big Communications Event coverage here.
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Verizon's Ed Chan on the New World for Networks

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In this 2017 Big Communications Event keynote, Ed Chan Senior Vice President, Technology, Strategy and Planning, Corporate Networking and Technology, Verizon, discusses the coming world of sensors and the smart edge, powered by new spectrum and faster fiber uploads. For more BCE coverage and videos,
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Zayo's CTO: Respect the Infrastructure!

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talked about infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers. While everyone else is chatting up applications and services, Waters urges the industry not to downplay the role that ...
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AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs

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As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. AT&T is creating a networking fabric to mix-and-match SDN technologies for enterprise customers, says Roman Pacewicz, AT&T senior vice president for offer management and service integration, in an interview at Light Reading's
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EdgeConneX on Industry Headwinds & Tailwinds

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
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4 Steps Toward a Higher Network IQ

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At the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences. Find more BCE 2017 coverage here.
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BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017 in Austin, Texas, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K. Catch up with all our BCE coverage at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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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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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions With All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.