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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/16/2018
A reshuffling of responsibilities at Deutsche Telekom has left Alex Choi as the German operator's chief technology officer in all but name, with former CTO Bruno ...
By Robert Clark, 1/10/2018
With some of the slowest download speeds in east Asia, broadband in the Philippines badly needs new blood.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 1/10/2018
After a somewhat catastrophic 2017, Synchronoss has made a good start to the new year, hiring an experienced, respected and well-known executive, Mary Clark, as its ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/9/2018
Rural broadband has become a popular political talking point, but actually doing something to improve Internet connectivity in rural areas of the US seems to be, if ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/8/2018
GTT is continuing its acquiring ways, adding privately held Custom Connect to its stable. The financial terms of the deal weren't released but it adds about 150 ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/3/2018
Unified communications (UC) specialists Blueface and Star2Star are merging in a $500 million deal they say will create a "top five" player in the UC market.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/27/2017
There's a lot of talk about legacy in telecom, but it mostly relates to existing equipment and processes -- legacy operations and support systems, for instance, are ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/19/2017
If you thought automation was only for the Western software sophisticates of the telecom world, think again.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/18/2017
Wholesale connectivity provider Epsilon is on the verge of turning off its legacy provisioning system, in favor of an automated platform three years in the making ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/14/2017
A new survey of IT professionals, conducted for CenturyLink, shows businesses are still very interested in using MPLS, even as they add software-defined WANs to the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/13/2017
China Mobile has signaled its growing ambition on the international stage with the launch of a mobile service in the UK.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
It's that festive time of year when the soothsayers and prognosticators peer into their virtual reality glasses and summon up visions of the near future.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/4/2017
Spending on TV rights to show popular sports events has run amok. UK telco BT has lavished about £3.8 billion ($5.1 billion) on the Premier League, a top-flight ...
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Cradlepoint Cooks Up Cloud Connectivity
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/16/2018
Cradlepoint's cloud service provides 4G LTE wide-area network connectivity for ...
Google Cloud Offers Updates on Spectre & Meltdown Flaws
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/15/2018
For the most part, Google Cloud has been able to mitigate the fallout from the ...
Telco Transformation
TBR's Antlitz: Automation Fundamental to Navigating the 5G Era
Chris Antlitz, Senior Analyst, TBR, 1/16/2018
5G and the cloud will usher in an era of automation, reassignment and retraining ...
Digitalization Requires Operations Overhaul – Study
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/12/2018
A software-driven operations with an emphasis on automation is key for CSPs to ...
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Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
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