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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/30/2016
Fiber network operator Zayo is to add extra muscle to its US network with a $1.4 billion takeover of smaller competitor Electric Lightwave.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
Hunting dogs with the smell of blood in their nostrils can be hard to restrain. BT's rivals have been savaging the UK's former state-owned incumbent ever since its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
BT has named former Ofcom executive Mike McTighe as chairman of Openreach as it seeks to address regulatory concern about the independence of the infrastructure ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/18/2016
Australia's NBN has received a A$19.5 billion ($14.4 billion) loan from the government to complete the rollout of its national broadband network.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/17/2016
Deutsche Telekom has played down recent speculation that it might sell its 12% stake in BT but acknowledged it has serious concerns about the UK fixed-line incumbent, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2016
Donald Trump is already having an impact on telecom policy: In a surprising move today, the FCC dropped plans to pass reform of the Business Data Services (BDS) ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/16/2016
The relatively bland moniker for special access reform, now known as Business Data Services (BDS), does little to reflect the vicious battle underway at the FCC and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/11/2016
BALTIMORE -- MEF16 -- MEF is working hard to reinvent itself, intending to move well beyond Carrier Ethernet to become the forum that enables end-to-end service ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/11/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian banks hit by IoT attack; Google defends Android strategy to EU; ZTE signs German smart city agreement.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/10/2016
For a country that has pinned its economic fortunes heavily on the digitalization of the workplace, Germany looks surprisingly ham-fisted when it comes to high-speed ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/10/2016
Deutsche Telekom's quarterly earnings story is becoming as predictable as a hangover after a night on the pilsner, with bounding growth in the US flattering Group ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2016
When you're a national incumbent like BT, the problem with launching gigabit-speed services in a few areas is that it makes your other broadband products look ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2016
GTT Communications, a company built through acquisition, today announced one of its biggest to date, the $590 million acquisition of Hibernia Networks, a global ...
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Orange Targets vCPE in First ECOMP Trial
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/2/2016
Orange's first implementation of ECOMP will focus on vCPE for residential ...
HBO on Amazon: First Step in OTT Aggregation?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 12/2/2016
Adding new HBO shows to the Amazon Prime Video service could be an important step ...
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G.fast Could Use a Boost
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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 ...
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 ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Interoute Offers Dual Entry on SEA-ME-WE 5 Routes
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AT&T, Colt Announce SDN Interoperability
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Global Capacity Expands One Marketplace With Ciena
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Omantel Wholesale Links Africa to Asia
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Crown Castle to Buy FiberNet for $1.5B
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
CenturyLink Agrees to Acquire Level 3
Monday, October 31, 2016
Berkshire Partners Buys Masergy
Monday, October 24, 2016
Windstream Makes Major Western Fiber Expansion
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
FairPoint Puts Contact Center in the Cloud
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Las Vegas Gets Its First Internet Exchange
Monday, October 17, 2016
Equinix Adds VMWare Cloud Access
Monday, October 17, 2016
TelePacific Taps VeloCloud for SD-WAN
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
CSC to Resell AT&T Flexware
Thursday, October 6, 2016
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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BT's Openreach Has High Hopes for Long-Reach VDSL

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Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.

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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.