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WiCipedia: Ageism, Diversity Training & Tackling Algorithms
WiCipedia  | 
4/19/2019  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Diversity training is on the rise; algorithm bias will be a thing of the past; ageism is biggest hurdle in tech hiring; and more.
Faulty Towers? Orange Rubbishes Germany's 5G DIY Scheme
Morris Lore  | 
4/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Some German companies want to build their own 5G networks instead of relying on telcos. Good luck with that, says France's Orange.
Zone TV's Jeff Weber: Taking AI-Guided OTT Video Direct to Consumers
CxO Spotlight  | 
4/18/2019  |  Post a comment
After focusing on pay-TV box partnerships, digital content specialist has entered hybrid mode with its first standalone OTT video service.
Here Are T-Mobile's 4 Options if Sprint Merger Collapses
DanoVision  | 
4/18/2019  |  1 comment
The chances that Sprint and T-Mobile will receive approval for their merger proposal continue to dim. And that leads to the next obvious question: What will Sprint and T-Mobile do if they don't receive regulatory approval?
Netflix Still Poised for Global Growth Despite Disney Threat
The Bauminator  | 
4/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Netflix is akin to a 'Blockbuster store in the cloud' while Disney+ will cater to families and fans of The Mouse's well-branded, highly recognized fare, analyst says.
DoJ Staffers Signal Early Checkout for Sprint, T-Mobile Merger
The Philter  | 
4/16/2019  |  1 comment
A few Trump hotel stays might not have been enough to help the UnCarrier, according to The Wall Street Journal. T-Mobile's boss puts down the story but offers no details.
Comcast, Charter MVNO Deals Are Bad for Everyone – Analyst
The Bauminator  | 
4/16/2019  |  1 comment
The cablecos and Verizon could be better suited with a revised deal centered on collaboration and network convergence – an agreement focused on small cell deployments that can fuel 5G networks.
Service Management Modernization – Benefits & Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
A Service Called 'Omni Go' Quietly Replaces FlixonTV
The Bauminator  | 
4/12/2019  |  3 comments
It's unclear if this is more than a brand change, but the new site notes that OmniGo.tv is a trademark of the embattled Omniverse One World Television.
WiCipedia: Hiring Diverse Employees & Creating Glass-Shattering Companies
WiCipedia  | 
4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Microsoft employees out bad behavior over email; a new tool makes hiring diverse candidates a piece of cake; MacKenzie Bezos will be fourth-richest woman in world; and more.
Why a Megadeal Between Mobile & Hypercloud Could Happen
DanoVision  | 
4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Mobile network operators like AT&T and Verizon might team with big cloud companies like Amazon or Microsoft to tackle edge computing.
Avoiding the Prepaid Death Spiral
Column  | 
4/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators that mainly serve prepaid customers must figure out a strategy for tackling churn.
Four Trends We'll Be Tracking at NAB 2019
The Bauminator  | 
4/5/2019  |  Post a comment
What's new with AV1, OTT and ATSC 3.0, and what does the video and TV industry really think of 5G? We'll find out next week in Sin City.
WiCipedia: Gen Z Redefines Tech & Pay Gap Inequality Rages On
WiCipedia  | 
4/5/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Gen Z enters the workforce; pay gap inequality is not solved yet; harassment is the norm for women in tech, and more.
Making the Most of OTT Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/2/2019  |  Post a comment
With streaming video still exploding, experts from across the video spectrum will discuss how to turn OTT into a compelling, secure and profitable platform to deliver content to multiple screens.
Disney+ Poised to Rake In 24M Subs by 2023 – Forecast
The Bauminator  | 
4/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Using a blend of big movies, library content, off-network TV series and 'sizzle-worthy' originals, Disney+ is said to be in the best spot to take on Netflix and outpace other, new streaming rivals, analyst says.
Building E2E IP Networks for the 5G & Cloud Era
Partner Perspectives  | 
4/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Thanks to their strengths of reachability, interoperability, and flexibility, IP networks have grown over the past 30 years to become the foundation of ICT information networks.
A Roadmap for Operators in the 5G & Cloud Era
Partner Perspectives  | 
4/1/2019  |  Post a comment
As we look to the future, what kind of network do operators need to build to support the network requirements of the 5G and cloud?
Cujo AI's Peiro: Locked In on Home Network & IoT Security Market
CxO Spotlight  | 
4/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The startup, with Comcast and Charter in its corner, believes its AI and machine learning-driven analysis platform steers clear of data privacy concerns raised by those that rely on deep packet inspection tech.
WiCipedia: The AI Diversity Struggle, Companies Aren't Prioritizing Equality & New-Mom Decisions
WiCipedia  | 
3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Hopperx1 brings the ladies of tech together once again; IBM tackles gender inequality and bias in AI; new moms have big decisions to make when it comes to taking time off work, and more.
Why Android TV Is Catching On With Pay-TV Operators
The Bauminator  | 
3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Enabling in-app upgrades and transactions without paying a tax to Google has made Android TV's 'Operator Tier' particularly attractive, industry sources say.
Podcast: Into the Omniverse
The Philter  | 
3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Forget Apple. There's no wilder story in the world of pay-TV than the controversy surrounding Omniverse One World Television. In this podcast, we discuss how the company turned up on the cable industry's radar, scrapped with content owners and has what it said is a 100-year contract to distribute pay-TV channels.
Taking a Pulse on Network Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Automation offers the best hope for managing today's vastly complex networks – so what's the hold-up?
Securing 5G Networks: Making Sense of Security Service Requirements
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The good news is that service providers understand which tools and capabilities they will need to not only successfully implement 5G security services, but also differentiate them.
Huawei Introduces Autonomous Driving Core Network
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 2019 Zero Touch Automation Congress, David Fang, chief NFV marketing expert and solution director of Huawei cloud core network, introduced how to achieve autonomous driving core network by using innovative technologies.
Delivering Apple's Promise: A Premium Streaming Service
The Philter  | 
3/27/2019  |  2 comments
The launch of Apple TV+ assumes great broadband service, and that buzz may help savvy service providers connect with new customers.
OTT Has Become a Copycat League
The Bauminator  | 
3/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Lacking in the innovation or disruption departments, Apple's new video playbook looks like a carbon copy of everyone else's.
Wooing the Video Customers of Tomorrow
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Consumers are increasingly seeking simple, easily searchable and personalized viewing experiences anywhere, everywhere and all in one place.
In Search of Optical Networking's 'Holy Grail'
Column  | 
3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.
Podcast: Building Smarter Cities
The Philter  | 
3/22/2019  |  1 comment
In this podcast, Light Reading's Alan Breznick interviews US Ignite's Mari Silbey. Silbey, a former Light Reading editor, talks about bringing local governments and tech companies together to share smart city plans, infrastructure needs and new applications.
'Cable' Heading Toward Extinction?
The Bauminator  | 
3/22/2019  |  3 comments
ACA has joined a growing list of industry companies and organizations that have dropped 'cable' from their names.
WiCipedia: Theranos's Fall From Grace & Men Underpaid at Google
WiCipedia  | 
3/22/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Google announces that it underpaid men, not women; female founders fall harder when dethroned; Saudi Arabia espouses equality and gender balance; and more.
Ready Player Stadia: Google's Gaming Platform a Scary Prospect for Telcos
Morris Lore  | 
3/21/2019  |  9 comments
Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.
Pushing Bandwidth Limits & Moving Towards Optical Networking 2.0 Era
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The next-generation optical network must be constructed based on user experience.
Huawei Shows 5G in Action at MWC
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/20/2019  |  5 comments
5G is off the drawing board and into market. Huawei has the kit and operator contracts to prove it.
Login With Facebook, Google or… AT&T? Thanks, but No Thanks
DanoVision  | 
3/19/2019  |  1 comment
The nation's four big wireless operators want to offer single sign-on services like Facebook and Google. But their collective track record in the privacy and security department pretty much makes this a non-starter.
Who 'Owns' Omniverse's OTT-TV Customers?
The Bauminator  | 
3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Omniverse operates like the prepaid mobile market, and partners such as SkyStream, VivaLiveTV and SiliconDust make money off of commissions, CEO says.
Optical Networks for the Next Decade
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.
Huawei Heats Up Microwave for 5G Backhaul
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators, says Huawei, have nothing to fear from microwave 5G backhaul.
It's Officially Time to Start Talking About 6G
DanoVision  | 
3/15/2019  |  1 comment
No, it's not because Trump tweeted about 6G. It's because the FCC voted to allow testing above 95GHz, and a bunch of people think that this is where the next generation of wireless will happen.
WiCipedia: UN Calls for Women's Access to Tech & Men's Bad 'Tudes Halt Diversity
WiCipedia  | 
3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: 'Race-based ticket pricing' fuels outrage; UN calls for tech access for women; negative men are a barrier to women in tech; and more.
Securing 5G Networks: The Commercial & Technical Realities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The focus on business readiness at Mobile World Congress served to reinforce the importance of fully addressing the business of security requirements.
Smooth Evolution to Vo5G With a Solid VoLTE Base
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
How do voice services fit into the 5G future?
Verizon Says Its Mobile 5G Service Is Really Unlimited
Jonestown  | 
3/13/2019  |  3 comments
Verizon says that its new mobile 5G service, coming in April, will be truly unlimited.
Huawei Stew Hits Boiling Point
Morris Lore  | 
3/13/2019  |  1 comment
The dispute over the controversial Chinese equipment maker has reached a dangerous new stage.
Optical Networking Gets the Football Pulled Away Again
Column  | 
3/13/2019  |  6 comments
Like Lucy always does to Charlie Brown, 5G is likely another new technology that teased optical networking vendors with massive, sustained spending, then quickly yanked back expectations.
Apple Nears 'Show Time' for Long-Anticipated Streaming Service
The Bauminator  | 
3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Some analysts aren't convinced that Apple's new video play can 'meaningfully reaccelerate' services growth for the company.
Huawei Services Bring the Best 5G Into Reality
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
What will make customers embrace 5G with open arms depends on what services are delivered, and what benefits they can bring.
Securing 5G Networks: Addressing Control Plane Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Without question, the additional requirements that the 5G control plane supports will inject additional complexity into security enforcement.
Juniper's Rami Rahim: Speed Is Everything
CxO Spotlight  | 
3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The CEO of Juniper Networks said that getting companies to market quickly means sharpening the vendor's edge in open source software, cloud computing orchestration, and professional services.
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