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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/21/2017
CenturyLink is now applying artificial intelligence to automate the work of qualifying sales leads in an effort to make its human sales force more effective.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/16/2017
The capacity for private data exchange is growing twice as fast as the public Internet, according to the first-ever Global Interconnection Index, unveiled today by ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/8/2017
Following on the heels of its $227.5 million acquisition of Broadview Networks in April, Windstream is now providing a fully cloud-based unified communications ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/8/2017
The founder of a leading enterprise messaging and chatbot company says telecom service providers still have an opportunity to grab some of the value in the messaging ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/2/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SoundCloud close to stakes sale; CityFibre closes Entanet deal; T-Systems lands health insurance gig; Amazon bags ATP tennis ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/1/2017
Want a break from all the SD-WAN announcements? Here it is: CenturyLink's newest service actually targets small businesses with two voice-over IP service packages.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/18/2017
Is it still possible to stand out in the crowded SD-WAN market? Mushroom Networks thinks so, and the privately held company claims its ability to enable SD-WAN ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/11/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange told to play nice on FTTH rollout; Ericsson goes large on "massive IoT"; Centile heads for UK; Google tools up for legal ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2017
SD-WAN is an option for managing bandwidth for applications where MPLS doesn't make sense but it is in no way replacing MPLS, notes Shawn Hakl, vice president of Network and Security Solutions with Verizon.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/5/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom revenues up 10%; MTS cozies up to Nokia on IoT and more; EU wants more from Qualcomm.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
Calix today is announcing a successful demonstration of channel bonding on its NG-PON2 technology to deliver 40 Gbit/s of symmetrical service on a single fiber in an ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/17/2017
AUSTIN, Texas -- WiC at Big Communications Event -- The fact that Liz Centoni has carved out a nearly 20-year career at only one employer, Cisco, says a lot about her ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2017
AUSTIN -- Big Communications Event -- AT&T is hoping to form a team within the Open Compute Project that can develop specifications for an open approach to virtual ...
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Orange's Shanaah Talks Smart City Analytics
Fadi Shanaah, Regional Business Development Director, Middle East Area, Orange Business Services, 8/23/2017
Orange Business Services relies on its own IoT analytics platform to enable smart ...
Level 3 Serves Up Scalable Ethernet Feature for AWS
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 8/23/2017
A new self-serve Ethernet feature from Level 3, Level 3 eLynk, purports to make ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
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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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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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The Power of Next-Gen Unified Communications

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How Huawei's unified communications and videoconferencing platforms are saving time and money and improving customer experience for users in Italy.
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Phone Review: Moto Z2 Play

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Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones reviews the Moto Z2 Play, which he calls 'a nice modern Android phone with good battery life and one of the nicest cameras' he's seen. The Moto Z2 Play is a Gigabit LTE-ready phone, but we were not able to test speeds that fast in the US.
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Three Gets Smart(y), BT Invokes Twitter – The Recap

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From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast
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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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If You're Not First, You're Last – The Recap

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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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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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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

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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