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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/10/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria Q4 boosted by domestic market; MTN Nigeria chooses Gemalto for authentication; ADVA's 100G in Estonia.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/5/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/3/2016
NFWare has only ten employees and was just a twinkle in the eye of founder Alexander Britkin around two years ago. But last year, the NFV startup found itself going ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/29/2016
There's no shortage of news and views on Women in Comms around the web each week -- some positive; some less so.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/28/2016
Milennials are no longer future leaders of industry. They are today's leaders. So, when nearly half of them -- especially women -- say they have one foot out the door ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/21/2016
The new year is off to a good start for SDN startups, as Plexxi and Cumulus become the third and fourth companies to announce funding.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/20/2016
Forty-three percent of Intel's nearly 3,000 hires in the US in 2015 were women and underrepresented minorities, surpassing the company's hiring goal of 40%.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/19/2016
SDN pioneer Big Switch today announced a $48.5 million Series C funding round, which it plans to use for international expansion and R&D.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/14/2016
SD-WAN startup VeloCloud plans on Thursday to announce a $27 million Series C round from backers including Cisco Systems. The investment brings total funding to $49 ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/12/2016
Most women in the technology industry have likely come up against unconscious biases and skewed company cultures, but what about slights that are purposeful, even ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/4/2016
Wholesale services are an unusual arena for innovation. It's often a tried-and-true and staid business that is built on the art of the deal. But AT&T has changed ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 12/31/2015
After a year spent hosting Women in Comms networking breakfast events; interviewing leading female executives in the industry for our Mentor Monday series; and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 12/28/2015
When recruiting for tech positions that often require a fast turnaround time, it can be easy to fall back on unconscious biases and hiring patterns that worked well ...
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Telco Transformation
Report Examines Digital Transformation Priorities
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/9/2016
CSG International's survey says that 69% of communications service providers will ...
Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/8/2016
Comcast taps into WeatherBug Home's software to help Xfinity Home subscribers ...
The New IP
The Evolution of NFV
Kevin Shatzkamer, CTO, Mobile Networking, Brocade, 2/10/2016
Brocade CTO Mobile Networking shares his perspective on where NFV has been, where ...
Putting Nokia's VNFs to the Test
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/9/2016
Light Reading commissioned EANTC to put Nokia VNFs through performance and ...
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Ericsson Still Seeking M&A Targets
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/1/2015
The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Sigfox Plans Global IoT Network
Joanne Taaffe , 11/24/2014
French firm is developing partnerships with mobile operators to extend its reach ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
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Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.