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Key developments from the passive optical network sector, including WDM-PON and NG-PON2.
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/9/2017
In today's regional roundup: Big names head for the NGPaaS; Cloud services player OVH continues its expansion; Megafon boasts near-Gigabit LTE capabilities; and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/4/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky sounds out Open Fiber on collaboration in Italy; Hyperoptic wins public sector gig in Newcastle; BBC buffs up its FA Cup ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/3/2017
Arris is revving its engines in the wireless business, but can't make a move off the starting block until it completes a plan to acquire Ruckus, which must still ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/2/2017
Cable companies have hailed DOCSIS 3.1 as one of their key weapons in the battle for home broadband subscribers. It's cheaper to deploy than all-fiber networks ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/1/2017
Cox was one of the first cable operators to offer gigabit-speed Internet service when it began deploying fiber to the home in new neighborhoods in 2014. That ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/31/2017
Starry, the fixed wireless company with dreams of upending the telecom market, has confirmed that it has quietly launched its broadband service to paying customers ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/28/2017
The US division of Altice has begun rolling out fiber-to-the-home, part of a five-year plan to cover its entire Optimum footprint and part of its Suddenlink service ...
By Robert Clark, 7/27/2017
Huawei has run into trouble yet again with Australian authorities -- this time over a subsea cable from the Solomon Islands.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/27/2017
Among the many noteworthy items in today's earnings report, Comcast confirmed that it will launch the IP-based Xfinity Instant TV service before the end of the ...
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Stefan Rupp, CEO & CDO, Event & Media Solutions, Swisscom, 8/21/2017
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Rick Hornby, Executive Director of Core Network Technology Planning, Verizon, 8/18/2017
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
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Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 9/15/2016
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NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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