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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 11/19/2018
CommScope and Arris are merging. Though they frame this as a complementary deal, there's some lingering about the broader strategic rationale of the deal and if this is, indeed, a marriage made in technology heaven.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/19/2018
Link's president gives an indication of a 5G future for the WiFi kiosk company.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/19/2018
Will only confirm that Technicolor 'regularly reviews and evaluates strategic alternatives for its assets' and that no decisions have been made.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/19/2018
Updated 4:30PM -- Bids top $94.7M for the 28GHz 5G auction, as the US enters Thanksgiving week.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/19/2018
2.0 upgrades to Altice USA's tack on cloud DVR capabilities, integration of YouTube Kids app, ability to restart shows from more networks.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 11/19/2018
As operators start to invest in 5G networks, the Chinese and South Korean equipment vendors are eyeing a much bigger market presence.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/19/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eutelsat does deal with Airbus; Hagberg joins top team at Tele2; CityFibre does Stirling work; UK's cybersecurity strategy slammed.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 11/19/2018
The Italian incumbent's fifth boss in the past six years will have one of the hardest jobs in the global telecom industry.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/19/2018
Verizon liked Vidder's technology so much it bought the company.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/19/2018
There's another new name at the helm of Telecom Italia (TIM) – the appointment could herald an access network spin-off.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Greene grew Google Cloud to a top enterprise cloud player. Oracle, meanwhile, is flailing in enterprise cloud, making ex-President Thomas Kurian a puzzling choice as successor.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2018
There was surprising optimism in the sector at the MEF18 event, but will it be reflected in revenues going forward?
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Employees Traveling This Holiday? Don't Forget Good Security Practices
Larry Loeb, Author, 11/19/2018
A survey finds that employees are more likely to bypass good security practices ...
Security Concerns Increasing as BYOD Programs Continue to Grow
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 11/19/2018
Businesses are expanding their BYOD programs to include partners, customers and ...
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EANTC Joins Broadband Forum's Approved Lab List for CloudCO Tests
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/19/2018
The Broadband Forum has been lining up independent test labs for its CloudCO ...
Fujitsu's Rundberget Talks Frankly About Open Source
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/16/2018
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/25/2017
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
Thought Leadership Council: CSPs Concerned About Impact of Future Tech on Security
November 2018
This month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) forum focused on network security planning. This TLC panel was asked 10 questions about deployment plans, drivers and challenges and budgeting for network security. The results clearly indicate that CSPs feel their companies are currently doing a good or excellent job with network security; however, there are several new technologies and services that must be addressed in order to maintain necessary levels of network security.
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Multi-Terabit Switch Chips & Software
October 2018
This report details and analyzes more than 40 high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN, operating system software and IP solutions, identifying the key requirements and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers and service providers. It also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market. Further, this report profiles 15 leading vendors in the market.
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Thought Leadership Council: CSPs Not Hesitating to Move Network Functions to Edge
October 2018
This TLC panel was asked nine questions about deployment plans, drivers and challenges for implementing edge solutions. CSPs expect to reap significant benefits from this shift, including the creation of new vertical business opportunities, while shortening provisioning and gaining agility in their networks.
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Prime Reading
Amid the Rubble of L'Aquila, ZTE Tries to Rebuild
Iain Morris , International Editor , 11/16/2018
China's ZTE is working hard to patch up its customer relationships after US ...
DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 9/10/2018
For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy ...
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
As an extension to DOCSIS 3.1, Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) will put cable operators in position to deliver symmetrical gigabit speeds over their widely deployed HFC ...
Eric Hutchinson's goals as CEO of Spirent are nothing if not ambitious. He is seeking to not only move the long-time testing and assurance vendor into a new strategic ...
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