Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia Sparkle takes AWS Direct Connect to Israel; Liberty Global creates European WiFi network; CityFibre does deal with Level 3.
This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders talk diversity and pressure; Saudi Arabia and Pakistan make small progress for women; and more.
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering for Facebook's network infrastructure, explains how the social media giant is reaching out to the telecom industry to help connect the world's unconnected.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 'Snoopers' charter' closer to becoming law in UK; Vodafone does smart parking with Huawei; Bouygues' Objenious in IoT link-up.
Using processing expertise it picked up in its acquisition of EZchip, Mellanox announced its first set of processors for networking and storage applications.
What is test and measurement? This is most decidedly not just an academic question – it's at the heart of some deeply felt consternation arising from this year's Leading Lights Awards.
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.
See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.
...and western Europe will lead the way. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Huawei go to work on Madrid; telco grands fromages descend on Brussels; Orange PoPs up in Jordan.