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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/19/2018
The world's biggest mobile network vendors would rather forget about 2017. Major customers had already built their 4G networks and were still waiting for the first 5G ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/18/2018
Samsung is planning to take on Intel and Qualcomm in the 5G modem market, according to a new report out of South Korea.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/18/2018
Qualcomm has raised its profit forecast -- citing 5G as a growth factor -- while it tries to fight off an unsolicited acquisition bid from Broadcom.
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By Simon Stanley, 1/18/2018
The latest Gfast chipsets, supporting Amendment 3 functionality, are offering a mature solution for gigabit broadband that is re-igniting the copper-versus-fiber debate.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/17/2018
AT&T has come under pressure from US authorities citing national security concerns to cut ties with China's Huawei, according to a report from Reuters.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/16/2018
Limping from one financial setback to the next, Ericsson today said it would book 14.2 billion Swedish kronor ($1.8 billion) in charges after carrying out impairment ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2018
In a sign of growing hostility towards Huawei and ZTE from some quarters of the US establishment, Texas Congressman Mike Conaway has proposed new legislation that ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2018
Japan's SoftBank hopes to raise about 2 trillion Japanese yen (US$18 billion) through an initial public offering (IPO) of its telecom business, according to a report ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/12/2018
LAS VEGAS -- Talk of network protocols isn't front and center at CES, but it's not absent either, particularly given this year's focus on the Internet of Things. ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/12/2018
South Korea's SK Telecom has been in the limelight over the past year as one of a handful of service providers playing a key role in the development of a global 5G ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/8/2018
Starry is partnering with Marvell in a joint initiative to combine the Internet startup's pre-standard 5G fixed wireless technology with the semiconductor company's ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/5/2018
The focus at CES is on shiny gadgets and entertainment, but the show is also about connecting anything and everything to a network so that companies can add ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/21/2017
PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 – At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Boingo CTO Derek Peterson talks about the impact of NFV and IoT on the planning and management of all types of wireless access networks.
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IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline ...
Stanley Black & Decker CIO Drills Down Into Industrial IoT
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the ...
Telco Transformation
Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/22/2018
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
Culture Hardest to Transform – Sigma CTO
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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 ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

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