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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/14/2017
Deep learning is one of the most exciting elements of artificial intelligence, but it's also one of the slowest moving. IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter calls deep learning, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/10/2017
ATIS is weighing in on the heavy topic of securing connected cars, issuing a whitepaper intended to further promote collaboration between the communications sector ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/9/2017
One of the early challenges in the burgeoning SD-WAN market is addressing security, and that includes both the reality and the customer perception of how secure this ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 8/4/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Preparing toddlers for robots; gender preferences in the office; Tesla makes an innovative (and long-overdue) move; and more.
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CenturyLink continued to underperform, falling short of analyst expectations on multiple fronts in the second quarter, as sales of its newer strategic services failed ...
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S-Net Communications is partnering with Versa Networks to deliver SD-WAN and SD-Security services to its global enterprise and SMB customers via Versa's Cloud IP ...
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By Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, 7/31/2017
When thousands of security professionals get together in one place, interesting things are bound to happen. When the purpose of that gathering is the presentation of ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 7/25/2017
One area where automation in NFV will be critical is in strengthening the service provider's approach to security in the network. Security is always a front-of-mind ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2017
Two years after NetScout acquired Arbor Networks, the two companies are bringing their technology together for the first time, integrating NetScout's real-time ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/18/2017
Managed security services are not only in demand right now, by businesses large and small, they also represent a way to boost revenue immediately and establish profit ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 7/11/2017
Darktrace, a startup that tackles cybercrime with artificial intelligence capabilities, has raised $75 million in a Series D round. The latest capital injection ...
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Standardization Key to SDN Growth: Orange's Isch
John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 8/16/2017
Orange is working with Colt, AT&T, TM Forum and MEF to standardize SDN for ...
BT's McRae: SDN Is All About Automation
Neil J. McRae, MD, Architecture & Technology, and Chief Architect, BT, 8/16/2017
BT's chief network architect talks about how SDN is a critical piece of his ...
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Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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 ...
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/8/2016
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
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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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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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With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.
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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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