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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/5/2019
5G, AWS, telco cloud and Internet video have dominated the headlines in recent weeks and we're talking about all of it, live from NYC.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/23/2018
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.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/16/2018
Finding differing opinions on open source with the telecom industry isn't hard to do, especially where orchestration is concerned. That's why a panel discussion on open source and MANO at ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/16/2018
Automation holds a lot of promise to increase efficiency and reduce costs, but these benefits to network operations could come at the expense of jobs -- especially for women.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2018
Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc said his company is ready for 5G as we met at last month's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/8/2018
Automation provides operators with the means to respond to threats faster and even preempt an event, but controlling new security software also increases complexity for service providers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/8/2018
Equinix's Bill Long says age of virtualization and automation is causing a major shift in network deployment costs as well as the engineering skillsets required amid the growing need for talented software developers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2018
Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/4/2018
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- If you embark on SD-WAN plans and don't factor security requirements into the early stages of the process, you do so at your own peril.
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Cloud AR/VR, Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Among Early Use Cases for 5G

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The GSMA's Peter Jarich discusses what we're going to see people doing in the next 24 months as 5G services really get going. He touches on consumer applications like AR, VR and eMBB, to name a few early use cases. Down the road, Jarich says that AI and other technologies will help 5G become a secure, foundational infrastructure on which to build more complex and ...
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5G Arrives Faster Thanks to New Chipsets & Smartphones

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GSA President Joe Barrett discusses how the spectrum needs of 5G are being met worldwide and then discusses the availability of 5G smartphones and other devices. The availability of new chipsets is spurring the advancement of 5G smartphones and that will mean that 5G's adoption will happen a lot more quickly than 4G.
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How to Differentiate & Protect OTT Services?

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Alok Gera, CTO at Synamedia, presents two main areas of opportunity for OTT providers: content aggregation and a comprehensive content security strategy.
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BT & Casa Systems Demonstrate 5G Convergence of Wireless & Wireline Networks at MWC 2019

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5G core is not just for wireless. It supports fixed broadband networks as well. Maria Cuevas, principal manager of mobile research technology at BT, and Phil Harvey at Light Reading discuss Casa Systems' 5G convergence proof of concept at MWC 2019 and how it demonstrates 5G convergence of wireless and wireline networks that will provide subscribers with a seamless ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, Regulation & 5G Spectrum

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Super-sub Ray plays a blinder off the bench once more as he crosses the topic of AI for Scott and Jamie to nod in. The guys kick off by exploring the use of AI in networks but also in the wider world and mull over the ethical implications of letting machines make decisions for us. Scott forces a pass to Jamie on the topic of regulation and the team makes full use ...
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Turning People's Eyes Into Probes

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Understanding the end-viewer's experience is the only true way to measure perceptual quality. With that understanding, broadcasters can make confident technology decisions throughout their processing and distribution workflows to satisfy 'TV everywhere' subscribers.
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Open Source Opportunities for OTT 2.0

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Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect for the Red Hat North America Service Provider team, provides perspectives on the role of open source technology in the streaming video market. Learn about the role of innovation for upstream automation, orchestration and management components. Topics include OTT streaming services, media function virtualization (MFV) and media ...
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IHS Markit: Huawei Is No.1 in Global 5G Market

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Stephane Teral, Technology Fellow from IHS Markit, spoke to Light Reading group's Jamie Davies about the global 5G market: 'If you look at the dynamics of the 5G market, Huawei is in the driver's seat and is No. 1.'
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Philo Noodles Next OTT-TV Moves

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Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing. The platform is gaining traction despite the lack of news or sports content from its skinny bundle.
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Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0

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In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' session at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that making OTT video profitable remains a major challenge and that containing – rather than stopping – piracy and password sharing has become a major focus for studios, programmers and their OTT distributors.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Tech Politics & Notspots

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The usual suspects kick off with a look at some of the first commercial 5G launches, with South Korea leading the way. While Scott is a bit confused by the tariffs, they nonetheless weigh up the pros and cons of paying for 5G. The conversation moves onto the political pressure tech companies are increasingly under, both internally and externally. They conclude ...
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5G4REAL: The 5G Chinese Boogeyman

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The specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman loomed large over a recent gathering of US policymakers, service providers and vendors.