On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about open RAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Alan Breznick talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about cable companies' moves into wireless: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Phil Harvey talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about bans on Huawei: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Kelsey Ziser talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about SD-WAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Mike Dano talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about Dish Network entering the wireless space: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Paula Gilbert, editor of LR's sister site Connecting Africa, talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about mobile data growth in Africa: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Jeff Baumgartner talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about HBO Max: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
On the first episode of 'What’s the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about Rakuten's 5G launch: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
After 18 months as its chief commercial officer, Keri Gilder has taken the top job at Colt Technology Services and, in this podcast, she speaks with Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Colt's network is different and how she'll tackle leading a carrier during a pandemic.
At Informa Tech's Future Vision event in London, Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Omdia analyst Maria Rua Aguete discuss the importance of partnerships among streaming video providers, content creators and network operators.
Prajakta Joshi says 5G deployments will provide huge opportunities for women in comms.
Dashella Taylor explains how wireless providers' investment of billions of dollars on 5G network infrastructure will lay the foundation for many new job opportunities for women in comms.
Light Reading editors Mitch Wagner, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey gathered to empty their notebooks and recap the NV & SDN event at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas.
Shay Phillips encourages her peers to identify a career sponsor, an advocate who provides workplace advice and challenges colleagues.
Mishka Dehghan is vice president of 5G development for Sprint Business, and she talked about the future that we can enable with 5G at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
Australian carrier Telstra appointed Nicholas Collins as its first US CEO in September 2018. His mission is laser-focused: help US companies succeed in the Asian market. With more than six years of experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, Collins is well-suited to bridge the gap between East and West.
Mrinalini 'Lani' Ingram, VP of Verizon's Smart Communities, has helped form public-private partnerships between the telco and cities like Boston, San Jose, and Sacramento. She said the opportunity for Verizon comes when cities want to "move a metric." That's when projects go from small-time testing to building technology and operations at scale.
The energetic Amy Chang, head of collaboration technology at Cisco, talks with a less energetic Mitch Wagner of Light Reading about the vendor's strategy to partner with service providers to take the stress out of videoconferencing.
In this video interview, Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects the emerging SD-WAN market and explains why service providers aren't making much money from it yet.
DENVER -- Tracy Nolan, president of national sales, strategy and operations for Sprint, says companies need to support women in the shift to network automation to lessen the potential jobs impact.
This week Jamie and Scott are joined by Mary Clark or, as her friends like to call her, "Madame Syn."
QOS Networks works with enterprise organizations with the challenge of dispersed locations across the nation or the globe. With specialties around delivering and designing SD-WAN and network virtualization services, QOS helps companies have intelligence at their network edge.
The crud on top has been skimmed off to reveal a heady brew, bubbling with insights into Ericsson, Cisco, Samsung, AI and more (it says here...)
Technology can be learned, but critical thinking, decision making and verbal communication are the career-making skills that are transferable and crucial in a digital transformation, says Jennifer Kyriakakis, Matrixx Software's co-founder and VP of marketing.
Parallel Wireless is focused on making networks more flexible under the guidance of Co-Founder and VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal, who shares her thoughts on the industry's most game-changing technologies – past, present and future – as well as offering advice for other female founders with a great idea.
Heidi Westbrook, Fujitsu's director of ICP and North American Carrier Sales, shares the secrets to advancing in comms with a work/life balance in tact, including networking, self-advocacy, unapologetically pursuing the next step and more.
Lori Treseder, director of mechanical engineering at Infinera, discusses everything from improving power in the data center to empowering young women to pursue technical careers in the comms industry.
Service providers are refreshing their IMS and looking for real cloud native IMS functions, according to Micaela Giuhat, Metaswitch's VP of product management, Cloud Native Core, who shares her thoughts on everything from container-based approach to VNFs to her experiences and advice as a leading woman in comms.
At the Big Communications Event (BCE) 2018 event in Austin, Melissa Arnoldi, president of Technology and Operations at AT&T, spoke about AT&T's path to 5G and the important role software plays.
A recap of the 14th annual Leading Lights Awards in Austin, TX. Congratulations to all the winners!
Executive Producer Janet Leahy, President of Arrow Solutions Kathy Boelter, CEO of Women of Wall Street Karen Ashworth Macfarlane and the Founder and CEO of Corporate Cowgirl Up Wendy Bohling join WiC Director Sarah Thomas in Denver to discuss ways to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, help women advance and level the playing field.
Executive Producer Janet Leahy shares her story with WiC, offers advice for the cable industry to better support women and gives us a sneak preview of what she's working on next.
Verizon's Srilakshmi Valisammagari addresses the operators' efforts to deliver automation to enterprise customers via Verizon Service Designer.
Blind hiring, raising awareness, encouraging dialogue and ending binding arbitration agreements are a few ways the industry can thwart gender discrimination, says former Wall Street executive Karen MacFarlane.
Gender consultant and author Wendy Bohling shares her thoughts on why we need to create an atmosphere of transparency, authenticity and accountability to make sure the #metoo movement doesn't ultimately backfire.
Diversity of thought may be the most important in an industry that depends on innovation, according to Telstra COO Robyn Denholm.
Light Reading's Mari Silbey interviews New Orleans CIO Kimberly LaGrue on broadband in the Big Easy.
Female representation on company boards can set the tone for company culture and help companies perform better, says Small Cell Forum CEO.
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
Technology is the easy part of transformation, Ernst & Young Partner Janet Balis tells Light Reading. Coexistence, culture, diversity, inclusion and a sense of purpose also play a critical role.
In a post-MWC come-down special, the team talks NFV, the next version of Android, Women4Tech and more.
Matrixx Software Founder and VP of Marketing, Jennifer Kyriakakis, explains why digital transformation goes hand-in-hand with diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Jennifer shares how Matrixx Software has made both a priority.
Susan Johnson, SVP Global Supply Chain of AT&T, discusses her leadership strategy and how her background in investment banking prepared her for a career in the telecom industry. Susan also talks about lessons learned from the different roles she has held at AT&T over the course of her career.
Ovum's Head of IoT, Alexandra Rehak, uncovers the hot IoT topics for MWC, including LPWAN commercialization, use cases for 5G, the use of artificial intelligence in IoT deployments and more.
Ovum analyst Camille Mendler explains why the tech and mobile industries need to focus on delivering enterprise solutions that can be understood and used by anyone as the millennial generation begins to comprise the majority of the workforce.
World leaders, billionaire business execs and tech industry leaders are at Davos for the World Economic Forum. Unfortunately for them, we couldn't make it, but, as Dan Allen contends, two important news stories from Spain this week demonstrated the growing tech-jobs disconnect now common the world over and highlighted what those at the forum should be discussing.
At CES, Cisco SVP and GM of the service provider business Yvette Kanouff talks about how operators can transition toward more automated operations.
NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 – Vertical Systems Research Director Erin Dunne examines the impact of cable's continuing share gains in the Ethernet services market and entrance into the SD-WAN market.
PRAGUE -- Lauren de la Fuente, vice president of marketing and communications at Boingo Wireless, and Terri Reintjes, director of architecture strategy at Sprint, reflect on how their experience as women in the telecom industry has changed over the last 30 years and where there's still room for improvement.
LONDON, 12/4/2017 – There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
Equinix's Sara Baack hopes the increased visibility of recent tech scandals will be the impetus for lasting change.
Sprint's Ginger McClendon talks about how the future of network design will evolve with the advent of 5G.
NEW YORK -- Sprint's McClendon explains why listening to your inner voice makes all the difference in navigating the tech and comms industries.
LONDON -- Sigma Systems works to help CSPs become digital service providers, and that means tracking not just technology but many other trends and expectations.
DENVER, 10/5/2017 – Sprint's Jill Stark explains her approach to leading a diverse team, and encourages women to take risks in furthering their careers.
LONDON, 9/26/2017 – At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.
LONDON, 9/21/2017 – At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
They call New York Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Light Reading traveled to Chile, where the government gives interest-free loans to startup companies, to learn more about that country's emergent tech scene. Part 1 of 3.
It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMware.
Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.
By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
And that's made all the difference for Kaitki Agaawal, who shares her story and advice, as well as her perspective on wireless network evolutions with WiC in Austin.
Building the best team at Ciena and opening up new market opportunities means incorporating diversity of all kinds, according to its director of business development, Emmanuelle Cahane.
Companies make more money when there are women in leadership, Boingo CMO Dawn Callahan says. She shares why there can never be too many women in leadership roles in the tech industry and how to increase today's numbers.
Yvette Kanouff, senior vice president and general manager of the service provider business at Cisco, tells BCE attendees how the vendor is helping operators and enterprises automate their networks to be simpler, faster, scalable and self-healing.
Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
Jeni Panhorst from Intel's Network Platforms Group explains why you should embrace mentoring of all kinds.
Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money.
Kiki Del Valle, senior vice president of commerce for every device program at MasterCard, shares how Mastercard is bringing the future forward and delivering unique connected moments to consumers' daily lives.
NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2, spoke with Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief of Light Reading, about the fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact it will have on businesses and society in general and the challenges it will bring for service providers.
From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
Actress Kristen Stewart, best known for starring in the Twilight movies, has co-authored an academic paper on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a short film she has directed.
Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.
Don't leave your career to chance -- make a plan, find an advocate and build a support network, advises Intel Engineering Manager Lorna Keane.
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
When it comes to company culture, Windstream focuses on the network and the people behind it, with an emphasis on the latter, its SVP of Carrier Operations Beth Lackey says.
There are differences in how men and women experience culture in the workplace, and Vodafone America's Megan Doberneck explains how to create one that benefits everyone.
Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, talks about where Verizon is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible and keeping a meticulous calendar.
How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles.
The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs).
Mentors have made a difference in Joyce Mullen's career, which is why she's brought mentorship and sponsorship programs to Dell.