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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/25/2017
Straight Path said Tuesday that a "multi-national" operator has outbid AT&T in a bid to acquire its 5G-suitable spectrum, with the most likely contender being Ma ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/25/2017
T-Mobile is intending to cover 321 million Americans with its LTE network by year's end, as the operator gears up to start to deploy the 600MHz spectrum it recently ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/20/2017
Verizon's CFO said Thursday that the operator is continuing to spend -- on fiber and more -- to build "the network of the future," even as its first quarter results ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/19/2017
Three out of the big four US mobile operators are now gearing up to bolster 4G speed and capacity on their networks using unlicensed spectrum for LTE, as more ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/19/2017
Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Ingenu is getting ready to hold a fundraising round to support the growth of its business, Light Reading has learned.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/19/2017
Earlier this year, Verizon released a forecast of its capital expenditures for 2017 as somewhere between $16.8 billion and $17.5 billion. Now the telco has further ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/17/2017
Verizon could reportedly top AT&T's bid for Straight Path in a move that would give the number one US mobile carrier more spectrum suitable for future 5G services.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/14/2017
Comcast was among the top winners in the FCC's historic broadcast incentive auction, taking home more than $1.7 billion worth of spectrum holdings. So what happens ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/14/2017
India's telcos are continuing to invest in upgrading and modernizing their networks in the face of growing competition. But the wave of consolidation sweeping the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/13/2017
It's probably not unfair to describe Intel's previous foray into mobile territory as an epic blunder. Despite marshaling its vast R&D resources, the semiconductor ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/13/2017
T-Mobile has made good on its promise to be the big winner in the 600Mhz low-band spectrum auction spending nearly $8 billion to grab what the operator says is 45% of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/13/2017
In the cable industry's unending quest for unlicensed wireless spectrum, the NCTA has run up against the US Department of Transportation's own spectrum quest.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WiFi on the buses in Barcelona; Virgin Media admits to Facebook shut-out; Vodafone argues with broadcasters in Germany.
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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.
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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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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.