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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/5/2016
Apple is continuing its push into the enterprise with a partnership with SAP on mobile cloud apps.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/5/2016
Microsoft and Ford are joining a $253 million Series C funding round for Pivotal, a startup building software development tools and methodologies for the cloud and ...
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The push to deploy fiber in the local loop is accelerating, given all the gaga over gigabit, but network operators are still facing definite and sometimes difficult ...
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Arris revenues skyrocketed in the first quarter, thanks in large part to the integration of Pace, which Arris acquired in January. The numbers beat Wall Street ...
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades MTN in Ghana; Vodafone drives online learning in Africa; webmail mega-hack in Russia.
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BT will spend around £6 billion ($8.7 billion) over the next three years on extending the coverage of high-speed fixed and mobile networks including ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/4/2016
YouTube Inc. is the latest big video provider that's looking to plunge deeper into the OTT space with a live TV skinny bundle. As first reported by ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/4/2016
Huawei is the latest vendor to take network management off enterprises' hands and put the job in the cloud.
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Just in case you missed the formal announcement late last month, Light Reading and NCTC have struck a deal to create and market multimedia content for smaller and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/4/2016
In the startup world, female founders and CEOs are typically even harder to find than female leaders in the larger tech community, with only around 16% of US tech ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/4/2016
Salesforce is eyeing a bigger slice of business with communications service providers (CSPs) after launching a new framework aimed at helping companies shift their ...
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Standardization efforts on 5G are getting ahead of a business case for the ...
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    The benefits of SDN/NFV are well known, but the transition comes with some challenges, prominent among them is: how do you test a network that has been abstracted and has the potential to be endlessly reconfigurable? Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish ...
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