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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/20/2017
Infinera has a very clear message for the optical networking community hanging out at the OFC event in Los Angeles this week -- speeds and feeds are still important ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/17/2017
Telia Carrier's successful test of the Voyager white box transponder-router on its fiber optic network between Stockholm and Hamburg is proof that an open multivendor ...
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.
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/16/2017
Time is rapidly running out for you to stand a chance of being a winner in the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/16/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange rolls out its brand in Burkina Faso; MegaFon net profit slumps; Telia trumpets TIP role with Facebook; Proximus refinances.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/10/2017
BT has finally reached an agreement with regulatory authority Ofcom on the "legal separation" of its Openreach infrastructure business following months of wrangling ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/6/2017
BT has agreed to spend a jaw-dropping £1.2 billion (US$1.5 billion) to see off competition from UK pay-TV rival Sky and secure rights for both the UEFA Champions ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2017
CenturyLink's Cloud Application Manager is the latest entry in the competition to help enterprises efficiently manage workloads in a hybrid cloud environment. But the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/28/2017
Ahead of its scheduled acquisition by CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications continues expansion of its global Ethernet services, honoring a commitment made to bring ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/28/2017
In a major industry collaboration effort, MEF and TM Forum are combining forces with ten major service providers from around the globe to define the application ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Forthcoming European regulations that will effectively scrap the fees customers pay to use data services abroad are ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/24/2017
In today's regional roundup: DT takes NB-IoT on a road trip; Arqiva eyes 5G role in UK; more 5G partnerships; Cell C spurns Telkom's advances; Proximus gets earnings ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2017
Hardware and software vendors aren't the only ones hoping to make a big splash with global carriers at Mobile World Congress next week. Verizon today announced a new ...
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CenturyLink Goes Its Own Way With CORD
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 3/22/2017
CenturyLink eschews ONOS' CORD by developing its own version for its residential ...
Report: SD-WAN to Top $2.9B by 2021
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 3/22/2017
SD-WAN is booming, according to an IHS Markit report.
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Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/23/2016
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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Mastercard: Payment From Every Device

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A world where everything and everyone is connected creates new points of interaction for commerce. These digital experiences cannot be developed in isolation and instead require an ecosystem to drive mass consumer and enterprise adoption and create better consumer engagement. Predicting when that growth will happen is difficult, but always keeping the end user in ...
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InterDigital's Role in the 5G, IoT Era

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Alan Carlton, managing director and VP for Europe at InterDigital, talks about the company's role in 5G projects in Europe and the prospects for the company in the IoT market.
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Lessons Learned From Digital Transformation

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Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
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NetNumber's CMO Shares Her Diversity Do's

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The telecom industry is transforming the world, and diversity plays a critical role in driving the innovation behind it. NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
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Software-Driven Architecture for 5G & IOT

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We present Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges's report from Mobile World Congress -- where operators and vendors are working to bring a variety of technologies together to make virtualization a reality in the era of 5G and IoT.
From The Founder
Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.

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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.