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What Is the Biggest Threat to Today's Major Telecom Equipment Vendors?
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11/19/2019  |  5 comments
This is just one of the key questions the Light Reading team is pondering as we head into 2020.
For Huawei, US Purgatory Is the New Norm
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Authorities once again extend the temporary trading license for US companies doing business with Huawei, leaving the Chinese vendor and its suppliers mired in business uncertainty.
The Impact of AI on Jobs: Some Non-Linear Thinking
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10/25/2019  |  5 comments
Sensational media coverage of AI can make people feel nervous about their employment prospects, so a more rational view of the relationship between AI and jobs is need, notes Tractica's Mark Beccue.
Remembering Analyst Michael Howard
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10/17/2019  |  16 comments
One of the industry's most well known and respected figures, analyst Michael Howard, has passed away.
Talk – but No Greater Clarity – on Huawei Ban
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7/10/2019  |  54 comments
Various reports suggest there has been a relaxation on the trade position being taken by the US authorities with regards to Huawei, but the situation for US vendors is no clearer.
Why Huawei's Addition to the Entity List Is the Pandora's Box of Telecoms
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7/2/2019  |  2 comments
No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.
What's Next for Neophotonics?
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical components specialist had its world turned upside down by the US ban on selling tech to Huawei. Can it regain its feet? Might it even get swallowed up in further components sector consolidation?
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Blockchain for Telecoms Strategy
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4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt, Filament, Mobileum and Synchronoss Technologies all submitted standout entries for most innovative blockchain for telecoms strategy in this year's Leading Lights contest.
MWC19: A Soft Embrace for the Public Cloud
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3/5/2019  |  2 comments
The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.
Trump Tweets on 5G… & 6G
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2/21/2019  |  5 comments
POTUS wants 5G and 6G ASAP!!
Will Trump Fan the Flames as Huawei Is Burned at the Stake?
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2/8/2019  |  14 comments
An 'executive order' banning Chinese networking technology from US communications networks is imminent, according to Politico – such a posturing move would be bad for everyone.
Cloud Dynamics Underpin MYCOM OSI's Acquisition
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11/30/2018  |  1 comment
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
So What Is a Telco These Days?
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11/29/2018  |  2 comments
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
Open Source MANO Needs a Reality Check
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10/16/2018  |  6 comments
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
Going Solo Won't Cut It in 5G
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The challenge facing network operators with long-term 5G ambitions is enormous from a technology, skills and financial perspective – sharing the load will be essential.
5G Is Shifting the Packet/Optical Tectonic Plates
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9/6/2018  |  1 comment
Ericsson's 5G transport partnership picks are telling.
Could Japan Also Bar Huawei, ZTE?
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8/28/2018  |  2 comments
Or are we into FUD territory?
Sprint + T-Mobile = Security Risk?
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7/4/2018  |  6 comments
What isn't a security risk these days?
5G Transport – Where Do We Start?
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6/21/2018  |  9 comments
There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
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5/10/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Company of the Year (Public) category features eight impressive contenders.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
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5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Outstanding Components Vendor category features five strong contenders.
Australia's Optus on Back Foot After 'Anglo Saxon' Job Ad
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4/13/2018  |  11 comments
Local branch of Australian service provider causes s**tstorm with advert stating preference for white staff.
Spirent Passes the Coffee Test
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Great coffee is essential when at Mobile World Congress and, once again, Spirent has delivered.
Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
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2/15/2018  |  9 comments
The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.
Hudson Deal Helps Atrinet Swim Upstream
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Israeli hybrid network management specialist has a new customer to go with its new strategy – now will it sink or swim?
Huawei Still Knocking on US Door – but AT&T Deal Thwarted
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1/9/2018  |  6 comments
Chinese giant was hoping to seal a smartphone distribution deal with AT&T but higher powers are still wary of Huawei, it seems.
So Who's Going to Buy Interoute?
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12/3/2017  |  1 comment
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look east...
What Does Automation Mean to You?
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10/17/2017  |  4 comments
What does automation mean for the carrier community? We need to talk about this...
The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
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9/26/2017  |  1 comment
Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.
The Finger-Lickin' Fone: A Plucky Effort?
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7/14/2017  |  6 comments
In China, consumers can now place a Kentucky Fried Phonecall.
Viva Tel Aviv: From Here to Ethernity
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5/11/2017  |  1 comment
I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.
Have You Entered the Leading Lights?
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3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
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2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
If Anyone Mentions 6G to Me at MWC…
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2/21/2017  |  4 comments
I'm prepared for the worst that Barcelona can throw at me.
Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
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2/17/2017  |  14 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?
Why IBM Is the Best Fit for Verizon's Enterprise Cloud Business
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2/15/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon has struck a deal to offload its enterprise cloud services business, Light Reading has learned, and IBM looks like the best fit.
Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
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2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.
10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
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1/16/2017  |  3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
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1/5/2017  |  3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
Getting Hotter: Fog, LTE-A Pro, MANO, NB-IoT & SD-WAN
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12/23/2016  |  2 comments
The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.
Virtuapedia Community Hits 10,000
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12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
More than 10,000 industry professionals have now registered with the online database for the virtualization community.
Test & Measurement – A Niche No More
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12/15/2016  |  Post a comment
With more than 650 companies and industry organizations signed up to the Testapedia database, the test and measurement sector is clearly thriving.
Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
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12/8/2016  |  7 comments
The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…
Ericsson Gets a Wake-Up Call
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11/9/2016  |  9 comments
Former executive and now head of innovation at Sweden's national carrier writes a blunt open letter to the new Ericsson CEO.
Broadband's Multidimensional Shift & Why It Needs to Embrace the Cloud
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10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The broadband world is no longer just about faster connectivity – underpinning the distributed cloud is its key role now.
Ewaldsson Grows His Ericsson Empire
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9/20/2016  |  1 comment
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.
I Didn't Know Obama Owned the Internet
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9/9/2016  |  11 comments
Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want Obama to 'give away the Internet' – well, OK, but…
Google: Thinking Inside the Box
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9/8/2016  |  2 comments
Google and Box have struck a relationship that might baffle those with a legacy view of the world.
What Is Holland? And Who Are the Dutch?
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9/7/2016  |  2 comments
IBC starts this week in the Netherlands, or is it Holland? It's certainly being supported by the Dutch.
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