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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/19/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson virtualizes video processing; Swisscom promotes mobile multi-tasking; OBS goes into the fitting room.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/13/2017
Windstream today announced the cash acquisition of Broadview Networks for $227.5 million, immediately adding a cloud-based unified communications service capability ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/12/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK pushes roaming offer; Orange Egypt chooses Openet; KPN invests in telemedicine; Germany and Israel collaborate on ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/11/2017
Google is making its salary determination methodology, which it claims to be gender-blind, public to strike back at US Department of Labor allegations that it has an ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/3/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ties up Comptel deal; Telenor's Daxcom boosts enterprise comms credentials with Mitel; Lycamobile in tax probe; Ericsson ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/27/2017
In the competition to make connections to cloud-based business apps easier, Masergy is taking a new approach: It has teamed with Cloudpipes, which created simple ...
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Metaswitch had NFV in mind when it launched new features and enhancements to both its Accession Unified Communications and Cloud Contact Center platforms for service ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/17/2017
Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi and Callr CEO Taoufik Zagdoud explain how cloud architectures are enabling new business opportunities for competitive communications services providers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/8/2017
8x8, a company that grew out of the VoIP space to become a major unified communications player, today announced another strategic initiative with the unveiling of its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/8/2017
Ailing Avaya has revealed it will sell its networks business to Extreme Networks for about $100 million.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/15/2017
Metaswitch today expanded its reach into the mobile market and the applications realm with its acquisition of OpenCloud, an application server company providing ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/20/2017
Unified comms specialist Avaya has filed for bankruptcy protection as it looks to get on top of debts that are taking a heavy earnings toll, while ruling out any ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/19/2016
Mitel's strategic direction took another unexpected turn Monday with the announcement that less than two years after buying Mavenir Systems for $560 million to get ...
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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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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.