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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/25/2018
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Despite speculation to the contrary, don't expect to see Verizon launch a new full-fledged OTT video service until it starts rolling out residential 5G in a few ...
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By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/24/2018
Google is launching a new option for enterprises looking to connect to its cloud, but who don't require the full 10 Gbit/s of a dedicated circuit, the company said ...
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The business of serving businesses continues to be the most dismal part of Verizon's quarterly earnings report. Despite today's upbeat news that Verizon beat ...
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Telenor's first-quarter numbers should have been a treat for any investor. Up 20% year-on-year, to 4.99 billion Norwegian kroner ($630 million), first-quarter net ...
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus strikes wholesale FTTB deal; Orange turns to Cisco for PoPs project; Ericsson's IoT findings.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/23/2018
Sometimes it's hard to be Gavin, Tammy Wynette might have sung if only it had scanned. He may have the chiseled, Hollywood looks of a young Michael Landon (see ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/23/2018
In an environment that's changing as fast as the broadband access network, it's difficult for operators to build out upgrades today with any guarantee they'll still ...
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Microsoft: Tech Support Scams on the Rise
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/25/2018
A recent report from Microsoft shows that the number of scams using tech support ...
5 New Network Attack Techniques That Will Keep You Awake at Night
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 4/25/2018
You can't trust anything -- not the cloud, not hardware, not industrial control ...
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Microsoft Adds More Regional Rural Broadband Subscribers With DNG Partnership
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/26/2018
Microsoft and Declaration Networks Group expect White Spaces technology to help ...
CityFibre's Eco-Friendly Fiber Study Creates Gfast Foes
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/25/2018
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Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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