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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/30/2016
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Feminist Fight Club lands on the shelves; sexual harassment affects all women; FinTech is a female-led field; and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/27/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange invests in Israeli security startup; ETNO reaffirms support of ICANN proposals; 3 pushes for BT/Openreach separation.
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/23/2016
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Kristen Bell releases hilarious "Pinksourcing" video; girls from Oakland to Senegal learn to code; digital tools help new moms ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/20/2016
Eager to engage with a new breed of hot virtualization startups, three of Europe's telecom operator old guard have taken inspiration from TV talent shows to issue a ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia-as-a-service; Dunne warns UK on 5G failings; Telia and friends seek virtualization virtuosi.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/19/2016
Company culture is so much more than an unspoken vibe in the workplace. It's what dictates how decisions are made, what areas get prioritized and how employees ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/18/2016
Oracle kicked off its annual OracleWorld customer conference in San Francisco Sunday by announcing it has agreed to acquire cloud security startup Palerra.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/16/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Trump's family leave plan falls short; toxic work environments at Apple?; ageism in tech TV; and more.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/14/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Open source can break down barriers to startups and innovation in the comms industry, which can often be resistant to new ideas.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/12/2016
Moving up the ladder in the comms industry may require a few uncomfortable conversations with your managers and co-workers, but the first uncomfortable conversation ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/9/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Discriminatory Trumpisms are trending; women are asking for raises but not getting them; is there a marriage market penalty ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/7/2016
A team of former Ericsson executives have formed an NFV startup that is aiming to tackle one of the main challenges facing network operators with virtualization ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/2/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: We learn the tech girl boss formula; returnships pave the way for women re-entering the workforce; Australian Army troops ...
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Telkom's Admiral Leads Big Video Campaign
Aditya Kishore, Principal Analyst, Diametric Analysis, 9/30/2016
The Indonesian incumbent is developing a Big Video strategy coupled with the ...
The Growing Pains of Open Source
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/29/2016
Open source communities are, in some ways, still finding their feet as the ...
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The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, ...
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
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Women in Comms Adds 7 Members, Heads to Austin
Monday, April 25, 2016
Vasona Raises $14.6M
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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.
LRTV Interviews
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.
LRTV Interviews
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.
LRTV Interviews
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.
Wagner’s Ring
Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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A vital part of increasing the number of women in comms is transforming the ways companies can support and empower women. While progressive company policies that support both men and women in achieving work-life balance are a step in the right direction, creating a company culture that supports those policies can at times be more challenging.

During this show, we'll talk to Lynn Comp, Senior Director of Industry and Sales Enabling (ISE) in the Network Platforms Group at Intel, about why those challenges exist and how companies can overcome them. She'll provide insight into how Intel has worked to create a culture that supports work-life balance, and provide steps and guidance for other companies wishing to do the same. We will also leave plenty of time to get your questions answered live on the air.

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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.