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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/28/2017
Women make up 15.4% of the technical positions at Uber, 22% of leadership positions and 36.1% of the overall workforce, according to the ride-hailing company's ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/28/2017
Cable operator WOW has filed preliminary documents with the SEC in preparation for an initial public offering. The goal as stated in the filing is to raise up to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/28/2017
After former CEO Hans Vestberg was sunk by the proverbial iceberg of a major earnings setback last summer, Ericsson finally settled on Börje Ekholm as his successor. ...
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By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/28/2017
Silver Peak is putting the enterprise branch office on a diet, and making it smarter and more secure with the addition of routing, security and analytics to its ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/28/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo upgrades network with Ericsson; Clavister wins Nokia order; Spotify looks to improve its ads focus with acquisition.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/28/2017
Ericsson's new CEO, Börje Ekholm, has unveiled the Swedish giant's new business strategy, one that is built around the vendor's traditional strengths in mobile ...
By Robert Clark, 3/27/2017
At China's annual parliament in early March, Premier Li Keqiang called on telcos to "increase bandwidth and cut prices."
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/27/2017
In the competition to make connections to cloud-based business apps easier, Masergy is taking a new approach: It has teamed with Cloudpipes, which created simple ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/27/2017
The once-mighty and much-feared Google Fiber appears to be turning quickly into a rather minor player in the US broadband market.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/27/2017
The move to distributed access architectures is a transition that many in the cable industry have called a once-in-a-lifetime network transformation event. And if ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/27/2017
This was supposed to be the year when NB-IoT exploded into the market and left its network rivals reeling from the impact:
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/27/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia has change of heart on IoT; mobile device infections rising; UK minister slams encrypted messaging in wake of Westminster ...
By Brian Wynne, President and CEO, AUVSI, 3/27/2017
Drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are big business. According to an AUVSI report on the industry's economic impact, in the first three years of UAS ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 3/28/2017
New research from Hub Entertainment finds that initial consumer enthusiasm wanes ...
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Bjørn Taale Sandberg, Senior Vice President and Head of Telenor Research, 3/27/2017
Telenor is working across three primary fronts for its digitization initiative.
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The Growing Pains of 5G
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The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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BBWF 2016: Orange Poland's Next-Gen Central Office

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Introduction to Orange Poland's legacy next-generation central office solution.
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Viavi at OFC 2017

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Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Craig Matsumoto reports from the Viavi booth at OFC and gets an update on the 400G testing market from Tom Fawcett, VP and GM of LAB & Production. At this year's event, Viavi won three awards from Lightwave magazine and showcased an interoperability demo with Ethernet Alliance and Finisar.
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Connecting the Entire Home With DOCSIS 3.1

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Hitron Technologies had the first cable modem certified for DOCSIS 3.1 and already has over 120,000 units in the field. Greg Fisher, CTO of Hitron, provides an update on his company's rollout of new gateways and why he thinks DOCSIS 3.1 will continue to drive value for operators into 2017 and beyond.
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Amazon Prime's Hand of God Creator on Producing for OTT

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Ben Watkins is the creator, writer and producer of Hand of God, a series on Amazon Prime. At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, he explained the advantages of producing for an OTT platform versus traditional TV.
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How Metrological Keeps Cable Customers on the Couch

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Metrological offers an open source solution that reduces the time it takes cable operators to integrate OTT content into the linear television viewing experience.
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The ABC of OTT

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At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, Ben Watkins, creator of Amazon Prime's Hand of God show, explained how producing content for an OTT platform differs from producing content for traditional TV.
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Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.

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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.