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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of subscriber data management (SDM) systems.
By Jennifer Kyriakakis, 9/29/2014
During the past five years there has been a significant change in the way that people communicate and use mobile telecom services. The advent of 3G and 4G/LTE ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/15/2014
Brocade has acquired the technology assets and team of Vistapointe, a network visibility and analytics firm whose technologies add depth to Brocade's pursuit of deals ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/12/2014
Now that JDSU has outlined its plan to split into separate optical components and network and service enablement companies, it's time to place bets on how quickly ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/10/2014
JDSU, which took one of the wildest rides of any telecom company during the industry's turn-of-the-century boom-and-bust cycle and survived (well, in some form ...
By Gerri Kodres, 9/10/2014
Carrier billing contributed a significant amount of income to mobile operators during the feature phone era. Now that smartphones have taken over, mobile operators ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/9/2014
CHICAGO -- Insurance Telematics USA 2014 -- A conference for the insurance industry may sound like a snooze fest, but connectivity in vehicles is giving those in the ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/22/2014
Test and measurement company Ixia is exiting a difficult stretch in its long history with a flourish. The vendor has hired leading NFV strategist Bethany Mayer away ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/19/2014
Scorecard reports are usually notable for their vendor ratings, but a recent Infonetics report on service delivery platforms (SDPs) is also notable for a couple of ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/13/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/7/2014
A new cloud-based approach to the network operations center is aimed at helping utilities, municipalities and other entities deploying smart infrastructure to manage ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/6/2014
Test and measurement vendor Ixia is aiming to hire a new CEO by the end of the third quarter, and has started a round of job cuts as it looks to become current in its ...
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Accelerating NFV: Open Source vs. Open Process
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/30/2014
The new OPNFV project is bringing open source to the NFV world, which stands to ...
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Why Helium Is a Crucial Step for SDN
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/29/2014
The latest release from OpenDaylight doesn't just push the process and software ...
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What China Mobile Wants From 5G
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With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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C Spire Lets SPIT Percolate
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 4/8/2014
C Spire's Percs reward program was a homegrown SPIT initiative, but the regional ...
Touring Sprint's Well Oiled MVNO Factory
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 11/21/2013
Supporting over 100 unique MVNOs with unique business models takes more than just ...
Confessions of an Oracle Shopaholic: Pt II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 8/19/2013
In the second part of his exclusive interview with Light Reading, Bhaskar Gorti, ...
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A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
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New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

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As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

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As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
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Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

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Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
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SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

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What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

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High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

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Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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