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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/18/2018
Using networks built by CityFibre, the UK service provider is due to launch its first gigabit-speed broadband service in the next few weeks.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/17/2018
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/12/2018
Fines against telecom and technology companies rarely seem effective.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/9/2018
Large multinationals struggle to modernize their companies, but new tariffs, data security worries and geopolitical wrangling add more layers to an already complex problem.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/5/2018
The use of 5G technology could help Orange to overcome its broadband challenges in Romania – but only if the economics stack up.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/3/2018
Smaller ISPs head to DC to fight for continued access to unbundled loops but compromise by large incumbents may spell doom for UNEs.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/3/2018
Following successful trials with Cisco and Samsung, Orange is considering whether 5G could be used as a fixed-line broadband alternative in Romania.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/29/2018
Amid rising concern among business leaders about the impact of Brexit, BT and Vodafone are still facing considerable uncertainty.
By Robert Clark, 6/28/2018
Huawei's Eric Xu fears industry fragmentation but believes new technology will restore profitability for service providers.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/28/2018
In pampering their leaders, while ordinary workers face unemployment or pay stagnation, telcos are fueling concern about the growing wealth gap and emergence of an economic elite.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/27/2018
Automation may be a hot topic, but which manual processes are actually being handed over to the machines? At Telia Carrier, the optical service management team is set to automate a performance management task.
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DOJ Will Now Alert US Public to Foreign Interference, Attacks
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 7/20/2018
This week, the Justice Department released a new report on cyber attacks ...
LabCorp Investigating Possible Attack & Data Breach
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 7/20/2018
LabCorp, one of the largest medical and diagnostic companies in the world, is ...
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Smart Homes as a Hedge Against High Rural Electric Bills
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 7/20/2018
Rural customers pay up to 40% higher utility bills than their more urban peers. ...
NG-PON2: The Case for 5G Trumps Lackluster Equipment Volumes
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 7/19/2018
Chinese telcos won't buy enough NG-PON2 to drive down volume costs. But does that ...
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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 , Editor-in-Chief , 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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