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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/23/2017
Bharti Airtel, India's largest service provider, has announced its second takeover deal in the last two months with a move for smaller spectrum and site equipment ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/23/2017
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/22/2017
AT&T could get access to potential 5G spectrum that could cover nearly all of the US population through its recently revealed plans to buy FiberTower.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/21/2017
Russia's MTS has given a scathing assessment of the emerging 5G mobile standard during an investor presentation in London, decrying the lack of technology progress ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/21/2017
In all the talk about accelerating 5G, testing 5G and getting 5G in the hands of a few lucky consumers in the next couple of years, there is one aspect of the ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/20/2017
Vodafone's launch of commercial NB-IoT services has been delayed in at least two of the four markets previously identified for an early 2017 rollout.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/20/2017
The boards of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have approved a $23 billion merger between the Indian operators that will create the country's biggest service ...
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/17/2017
Spectrum auctions in India are rarely devoid of controversy and a planned sale of 5G airwaves later this year is unlikely to be any different.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/17/2017
Telecom bosses love to associate technology innovation with the glitz of major sports events. Operators in South Korea plan to showcase 5G at next year's Winter ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/15/2017
AT&T says that it could deliver initial mobile 5G services by late next year.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/15/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon pushes smart home devices; ADVA supports Exaring network in Germany; UKTV rejigs YouView portal.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/15/2017
Despite the hype around 5G, the next big speed race around mobile is going to be around "Gigabit Class LTE," and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) kicked it off at the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/13/2017
What do you get when you funnel nearly $100 million into advanced wireless networking research? The National Science Foundation is hoping for multiple test-bed ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 3/24/2017
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The Growing Pains of 5G
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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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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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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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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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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.