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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 9/28/2015
The industry's LTE-Unlicensed cheerleaders are banding together to ward off the threat of FCC regulation and make another push at persuading opponents the technology ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/28/2015
The pope's visit to the US last week elevated mobile network usage way beyond normal levels and burned through many terabytes of data, as spectators bombarded social ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/23/2015
SpiderCloud, one of the last small cell startups standing, could make a tempting M&A target.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/22/2015
Major operators' mobile networks could be tested under sheer weight of videos, photos, tweets and social media updates as the popemobile arrives in the US this week.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 9/14/2015
Qualcomm unveiled the last bit of information about its forthcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset Tuesday morning in Hong Kong: the wireless modem -- its fastest yet for LTE ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/9/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia launches 1Gbit/s small cell; Rostelecom bags Chinese financing; Virgin connects Manchester's tech hub.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/8/2015
A startup that boasts Google, Cisco, Apple, Aruba, Qualcomm and SpiderCloud heritage is testing a "mobile cloud" system with multiple operators that aims to make it ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 9/8/2015
DAS provider CommScope has agreed to acquire privately-held small cell vendor Airvana as it looks to build a complete connectivity platform for enterprises.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/28/2015
SAN DIEGO -- LTE-U isn't just compatible with WiFi. It's a better neighbor for WiFi devices than other WiFi devices are, say Qualcomm executives and engineers.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/26/2015
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia deploys small cells for Ooredoo; Serbia and Kosovo reach telecom rapprochement; Millicom hires Gordon; Huawei wins SBC deal ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2015
The recent extreme dips and yaws of stock markets around the world could put a damper on plans by some tech startups to potentially go public.
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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/4/2015
Sprint shed more light on its "Next-Generation Network" Tuesday, promising it would significantly densify its network across all of its various spectrum bands via ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/3/2015
ADVA has acquired a Finnish firm with small form factor network synchronization technology for the small cell market, but a bigger deal could be on the horizon.
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Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/2/2015
The cost of cyber attacks to the world economy is $445 billion, says a new report ...
Telefónica Shares Lessons Learned With NFV PoC
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/1/2015
Telefónica aims to simplify operations, automation and technology with its first ...
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5G: Meet the Influencers
, 4/23/2015
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 4/6/2015
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
Q&A: The Castle in T-Mobile's LTE Network
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 3/2/2015
Grant Castle, T-Mobile VP of engineering services and QA, talks to Light Reading ...
pCell Promises to Fix Spectrum Crunch Now
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 2/3/2015
Startup says it's close to commercial deployments of a personal cell technology ...
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The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

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Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
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BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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Gigabit in Europe

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At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
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AT&T's Band of Women

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Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
It's All About That App

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The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
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Verizon's Healthy Approach to WiC

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If you think there are too few women in comms, you should see the healthcare industry. Nancy Green, Verizon's healthcare global lead, shares ideas on what we can do about it.
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UBBF 2015 Highlights

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Drilling down deeper into the transformation process will provide network operators with a practical look at building new businesses around a digital virtualized network architecture, and lay out some of the transition steps required, particularly in the struggle to enable more dynamic and focused enterprise network services.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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