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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/26/2016
FirstNet -- the network that was supposed to connect first responders across the US -- may just turn out to be a $47 billion boondoggle that never actually goes live.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/25/2016
Technology giants including Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) and Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) have teamed up to ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2016
The bids are now flooding in for the 600MHz auction as bids hit $16.4 billion Wednesday evening and have passed an FCC limit.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2016
Verizon continues to push ahead apace with its 5G specification and fixed wireless trials, and now says that it is even an "option" that it could go forward with a ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 8/23/2016
In what could lead to one of the biggest-ever M&A deals in the Indian telecom market, Vodafone and Idea Cellular, the country's second- and third-largest operators, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/22/2016
The 3GPP isn't known for its haste. In the race to fill the gap for a low-power, wide-area (LPWA) communications technology, the cellular specifications group has ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/19/2016
Bids are closing in on the $10.6 billion mark in the first week of the sell-off phase of the low-band 600MHz spectrum auction.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/19/2016
It's pretty clear that ebullient T-Mobile CEO John Legere is focused on taking it to AT&T and Verizon these days, and less concerned about the perception that the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/17/2016
Rumors of a Sprint and T-Mobile hook up are back on investors' minds this Wednesday.
By Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm , 8/17/2016
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to adopt the Spectrum Frontiers Proposal to allocate vast amounts of spectrum at frequency bands above ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/16/2016
In today's EMEA regional round-up: BT's CEO disses his broadband rivals; Sky launches superfast broadband; HMD Global recruits Rantala as CMO; EU proposes ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 8/12/2016
When Bharti Airtel recently began offering unlimited voice calls with bundles of 3G and 4G data for as little as 1,199 Indian rupees ($17.90) each month, it heralded ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/11/2016
Google is really ramping up its efforts with testing broadband radios, a route that could eventually lead it to 5G.
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CEO Chat: UXP Systems' Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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