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Service Providers Debate Workplace Inclusion
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5/24/2016  |  1 comment
Diversity programs are great but only if all of a company's women and men are on board, according to execs from Sprint, CenturyLink, Boingo and Hitachi Consulting.
Facebook Lauds Terragraph Cost Savings
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5/24/2016  |  1 comment
Social networking giant claims its 60GHz technology will make alternative connectivity solutions look uneconomical.
Cisco Extends Meraki Cloud to the Enterprise
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Vendor introduces a cloud-based telephone product and services in the Meraki line, as a step in its transformation to a cloud company.
2550100 Alliance Tries to Make 25G Easy
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The 2550100 Alliance has been working feverishly to give data center operators enough reason to follow a new path through 25G, 50G and then on to 100G.
Colt Exec Joins NIA Board
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt Technology Services, won both a seat on NIA's board and a Leading Lights award at the Big Communications Event kick-off in Austin.
Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/24/2016  |  2 comments
WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.
Leading Lights 2016: The Winners
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
5G: The Fixed [Wireless] Is In!
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
At the ATIS 5G Symposium in Austin, fast fixed wireless comes into focus.
Wind, 3 Eye Sale of Italian Assets – Report
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Companies said to be in discussions with a variety of players as they look to secure approval for their merger.
Full Steam Ahead for Full Duplex DOCSIS
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5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney says the potential symmetrical multi-gig spec is 'looking incredibly strong' so far in the exploratory stage.
Upskill U Live @ BCE Targets 5G & Mobile Video
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/23/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U hosts two hot breakfasts at BCE on 5G and Mobile Video with speakers from Verizon and Rogers Communications.
Eurobites: EU Splits on Data Regulation
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; Ericsson lands managed services deal in UAE; Virgin's FTTP push continues.
Telstra Plans to Build Asian Empire
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Network operator investing heavily in subsea and overland fiber to capture enterprise, web-scale and media content business in region.
From Teddy Bear-Shaped Homes to Cloud RAN
Mentor Monday  | 
5/23/2016  |  2 comments
Parallel Wireless Co-Founder Kaitki Agarwal tells how she made it from humble beginnings in Northern India to co-founding a successful wireless startup.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best New Product (Telecom)
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Twelve companies, including ADVA, Ciena, Cisco and Nokia, made the shortlist for this year's best telecom product award.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Wireless Service (3G, 4G, Carrier WiFi)
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5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Sprint, Boingo, M1, Parallel Wireless and Hutchison are in the running for the award for creatively extending wireless service offerings.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Strategy
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5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
5G strategies make the grade for the first ever in the Leading Lights.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor
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5/21/2016  |  3 comments
Ten companies, including Amdocs, Huawei, NetCracker and Sigma Systems, have made it to the shortlist in the Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor category of the Leading Lights awards.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
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5/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Colt and Hibernia made the shortlist in this year's Ethernet/Optical service category.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Deployment Strategy (Network/Data Center Operator)
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5/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Four network operators have made the shortlist in this year's NFV deployment strategy category -- find out who and why.
Cox Reveals Next Steps for D3.1, CCAP
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5/20/2016  |  1 comment
Cox is in the final stages of vendor selection for its DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP rollouts.
Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2
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5/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
Wheeler to Cable: Stop Saying No
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5/20/2016  |  5 comments
In his last appearance at INTX, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler implores the cable industry to return to its roots as a competitive innovator, not a regulatory barrier.
Eurobites: Be More European, EU Tells Streaming Services
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5/20/2016  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google still fighting on 'right to be forgotten' front; EU gets tough on profit-shifting; BT boss misses out on chunk of bonus.
Global Capacity Covers Cloudifying the Network on Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/20/2016  |  1 comment
On Friday at 1PM ET, Upskill U will examine the latest developments in the interconnection of cloud networks in the course "Cloudifying the Network," presented by Mary Stanhope, Vice President, Marketing, Global Capacity.
WiCipedia: Short Skirts & Back-Up Plans
WiCipedia  | 
5/20/2016  |  11 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Short skirts and bright colors get attention; few tech jobs for women in Mass.; an out-of-the-box UC Berkeley commencement; and more.
Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
5/20/2016  |  3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The security business is a stark reminder that the adage "a job well done need never be done again" can sometimes be absolutely and utterly false. Security has been and seemingly always will be a moving target, a cat-and-mouse game of measures and counter-measures.
Brocade Revenue Down, IP Networking Slumps
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Reduced service provider and federal demand drove down IP networking.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.
OpenStack Underpins Comcast Elastic Cloud
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Largest cable MSO also among largest users of OpenStack in carrier community with deployment in national and regional data centers.
Stick a Fork in It: The Charter Deals Are Done
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5/19/2016  |  2 comments
Everything you need to know about the new Charter now that the acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are complete.
Nokia Makes 'Elegant' Return to Handset Market, Says Device Industry Expert
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5/19/2016  |  4 comments
The new mobile handset partnership built around Nokia's brand suits all parties, says CCS Insight head of research and mobile device industry specialist Ben Wood.
Eurobites: Orange Joins Board of LoRa Alliance
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski settles patents case with Yahoo; VoD win for 3 Screen Solutions in Germany; Post Office fails to deliver attractive mobile service.
Google Doubles Down on Machine Learning, AI
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5/19/2016  |  6 comments
Google Home and Allo feature Google's virtual assistant technology.
TSMC, ARM Look to Break Intel Data Center Hegemony
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
The two previously said they would collaborate on the development of the next node in IC manufacturing (7nm FinFETs); the official announcement today reveals the two are aiming at Intel's near-monopoly on data center processing.
Cisco Looks to Beat White Boxes Where They're Strongest
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Looks to solve the business problems that drive network operators to white boxes.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy (Service Provider)
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
The finalists for this year's Most Innovative Security Strategy award are AT&T, BT, Level 3 and Masergy.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Private Company of the Year
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Affirmed Networks, Masergy Communications, VeEX and Versa Networks are the four contenders for this title.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Video Service
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T/DirecTV, Cablevision and TWC earn places on this year's shortlist with new, IP-enabled streaming video services.
Eurobites: ARM Buys Into 'Computer Vision'
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia teams with Russia's MTS on 5G, IoT; connectivity in Nigeria; Queen's Speech sparks masts row in UK.
Upskill U Kicks Off Cloud Platforms & Services Series
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/18/2016  |  2 comments
Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution and Analytics, Heavy Reading, will kick off the Upskill U cloud module today as lecturer for the 101 course at 1PM ET.
Nokia Plays It Smart With Major Mobile Devices Brand Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2016  |  7 comments
The Finnish giant has engineered a clever way to drive revenues from the mobile devices sector, without getting back into phone manufacturing, thanks to a major new licensing deal.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/18/2016  |  8 comments
Leaders from Mellanox, Arista Networks, Syniverse, ECI Telecom and Cisco round out WiC's inaugural female tech pioneers of the year.
Weightless Aims to Exert Gravitational IoT Pull
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2016  |  1 comment
The UK's Weightless hopes to be the organization that brings licensed and unlicensed IoT together.
Reader Poll: IoT Will Help Kickstart 5G
Jonestown  | 
5/18/2016  |  2 comments
More than a third of poll respondents think that IoT will kickstart 5G.
AT&T Plots Mobile 5G Tests in 2017
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5/18/2016  |  8 comments
'We haven't been sitting still on 5G, we've been doing a lot of work,' says AT&T SVP.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
You can plan to build the most astounding thingamabob, but if you can't verify its functionality as you build it, if you can't demonstrate the final product works as advertised, and if you can't assure it continues working the way it's supposed to once it's deployed? Good luck getting anyone to buy it. T&M is as critical an endeavor as any other in electronics.
Microsoft, SAP Ally on Cloud
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
SAP HANA database apps support Microsoft's Azure cloud.
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