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Key developments in the traditional and emerging communications services sectors, including OTT.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/16/2018
We often talk about the densification of networks in telecom, but that idea of tightly packed connectivity and computing intelligence is only a follow-on to the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/16/2018
Altice hailed signs of progress at its business in France following a recent group restructuring and greater focus on customer service, as it reported an earnings ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/16/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes Unium WiFi acquisition; Openreach shells out; Three profits dented by network investment.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 3/16/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: IWD2018 makes a statement; Facebook's 'secret courts'; a VC accountability list; and more.
By Kyle Dorcas, Vice President - Policy, Syniverse, 3/16/2018
Following the elimination of roaming fees in the European Union last June, mobile operators have been pushed into looking for new ways to differentiate their services ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/15/2018
Few companies can capitalize on video the way that Amazon can, with its massive retail distribution infrastructure and access to consumer wallets. But just how much ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/15/2018
China Unicom has reported a near trebling of its net profit for 2017 thanks to bigger contributions from associates and joint ventures, including its TowerCo venture ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2018
The consumerization of IT and the rise of the mobile workforce has had a dramatic impact on voice communications at large global businesses in the last year or two, ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/15/2018
After Washington became the first state in the nation to pass its own net neutrality law last week, California has now introduced a bill in an effort to do the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/15/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government issues gigabit vouchers; Helios pulls IPO; Deutsche Telekom gets ethical on data privacy.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/15/2018
The demonstration was as smooth and uneventful as anyone could have hoped. A vast screen showed two video streams of the same footage, one stuttering and fuzzy. Using ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/14/2018
SAN DIEGO -- OFC 2018 -- China Telecom believes it will need to deploy more than 2 million 5G-enabled basestations across China to provide its current and anticipated ...
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Palo Alto Builds Automation, Compliance Muscle With $300M Evident.io Buy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
Palo Alto Networks expects to seal the deal to buy the five-year-old security ...
FBI & DHS Accuse Russia of Hacking Critical Infrastructure
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
In a report from US-CERT, the FBI and DHS accuse Russia of trying to hack ...
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Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/16/2018
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital ...
Indoors Will Be 5G's Biggest Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/15/2018
The indoors will be a big challenge with 5G networks, but Heavy Reading says ...
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Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Finale: When in Rome
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Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
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