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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/30/2016
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/22/2016
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/13/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Austrian class action against Facebook gathers momentum; Ericsson targets emerging markets; Israeli DDoS entrepreneurs arrested.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/6/2016
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By Tom Sawanobori, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CTIA, 9/5/2016
To the average consumer, 5G is something that has simply been described as "faster speeds." While that's true, 5G will also provide real-time services and fuel the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/29/2016
Verizon rolled out a major update to its 4G network Monday, launching LTE-Advanced across 461 cities in the US, which could mean data downloads up to 50% faster for ...
By Ravi Narayanan, Senior Analyst – Cloud & Next Generation Mobile Networks, Heavy Reading, 8/18/2016
Small cells are well past their hype cycle now, and with VoLTE being rolled out at scale, the role they will play over the next three years or so is becoming ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/16/2016
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After four years of high expectations, the Games in Rio de Janeiro are finally upon us now. But many open questions remain. These include the readiness of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/15/2016
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From Philly, With Love

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Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.
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CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings

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At NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak told Light Reading that when customers launch SD-WAN, they aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending. He also shared some unique case studies and lessons learned from launching SD-WAN services.
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Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

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For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

Jonathan Ruff, senior director of global technical ...

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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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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.