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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/26/2016
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.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/22/2016
Cisco and Salesforce on Thursday announced an alliance to boost business user productivity by jointly developing and marketing collaboration and Internet of Things ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/23/2016
When NTT America set out two years ago to create a channel partner program to boost its wholesale efforts, the company faced one major challenge: A certain lack of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/23/2016
There's never a dull moment where the company now known as Xura is involved: Following a few years of selling and buying various assets, it's been acquired by Siris ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/22/2016
Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri are getting a sister: A voice-activated digital assistant named "Monica," who will live at the office and is designed for business.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2016
Verizon today launches a new service targeting the small to midsized business community with a mobile-first approach that lets them cut the cord on voice services or ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/8/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU weighs in on Spanish TV compensation scheme; Ofcom abandons Premier League probe; Alipay finds retail partners in Europe.
By Mark Chinn, Partner, CMG, 8/4/2016
In the first two articles in this four-part series, we reviewed cable operators' need to move up market into the mid-market and enterprise segments and the unique ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/4/2016
Ten years into its life as a unit of Integra, fiber-optic network operator Electric Lightwave is re-asserting itself and its brand, becoming a totally separate ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/27/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials "4.5G"; ARM Q2 revenues up; 5G time in Greenwich; the connected bikini.
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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/8/2016
Private investor Siris Capital plans to buy Polycom for $2 billion, according to statements Friday, edging out a Mitel takeover that had looked like a done deal.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/7/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MEPs approve cybersecurity proposals; trade bodies join forces on connected cars; Vodafone offers rural connectivity hubs in UK.
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Matthew Huntington, Chief Technology Officer, Freesat, 9/28/2016
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ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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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: Re-usable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into re-usable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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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.