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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/22/2018
Many larger network operators are bringing software development in-house, developing their own orchestrators and other tools, and using more open source to get the results they want, without vendor dependence.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/22/2018
Oracle's new CX Unity service is designed to go beyond the linear 'customer journey' to help serve today's 'fickle and nomadic' customers, the company says.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/22/2018
The BT executive shares his views on NFV, automation, in-house development, what he wants from his team and more.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/22/2018
Engineers offer updates on new specs and technologies that will take cable's widely deployed HFC network to the next level, economically and at scale.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/22/2018
Indicates MSO concern about limitations of millimeter wave spectrum versus mid-band for 5G, analyst says.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WiFi in the driving seat; European Commission approves Microsoft's GitHub acquisition; Apelo finds a berth in the Balkans.

By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/19/2018
NCTA urges FCC to take a 'fresh look' at the band and reassign a substantial portion of it for WiFi, arguing that the spectrum is grossly underutilized today as a connected car safety technology.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/19/2018
The UK's former deputy prime minister is ditching his Westminster suit and heading for the chinos-and-sneakers culture of Silicon Valley.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/19/2018
An offer has been made, according to Bloomberg, but BT is still waiting to hear if Philip Jansen wants the job.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/19/2018
Dzuban discusses what topics will be buzzing as the cable industry goes down to Georgia next week for the annual Cable-Tec Expo, and how ongoing industry consolidation is causing SCTE to evolve as an organization.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/19/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: Keeping smart home products safe for all; Merkel finds sexism in Israeli tech community; girls have limited access to mobile phones worldwide; and more.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/19/2018
Scandinavian telco is on track to realize cost-saving targets this year despite disappointment at its main Swedish operation.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/19/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson strikes CDN deal at the edge; Bouygues Telecom holds steady as parent wobbles; Deutsche Telekom builds out basestations.
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Unpatched MikroTik Routers Vulnerable to Cryptomining Malware
Larry Loeb, Author, 10/22/2018
An alert from Avast Threat Labs finds that a vast majority of MikroTik routers ...
Ransomware Attacks Target Public & Government Orgs With More Frequency, Ferocity
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 10/22/2018
For a while, ransomware attacks, and the actors behind them, targeted businesses ...
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ISPs Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Rules
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/19/2018
Two weeks after taking California to court, industry groups American Cable ...
Next-Generation Networks Must Be Smart
Niall Hunt, Editor, 10/19/2018
In order to meet customers' current and future needs, operators are investing in ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/25/2017
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
Thought Leadership Council: CSPs Not Hesitating to Move Network Functions to Edge
October 2018
This TLC panel was asked nine questions about deployment plans, drivers and challenges for implementing edge solutions. CSPs expect to reap significant benefits from this shift, including the creation of new vertical business opportunities, while shortening provisioning and gaining agility in their networks.
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5G RANs: Vendors' Emerging Portfolios
October 2018
This report analyzes key vendors' progress at this critical juncture in the evolution of the 5G market. It looks at the 5G RAN solutions they are offering now, timelines for commercial 5G technology launch, and customer trial and contract announcements. Further, the report compares some of the differences in the solutions coming to market and profiles eight leading vendors.
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Cable's Fiber Outlook Gets Clearer With Coherent Optics
September 2018
This report provides an update of cable's fiber deployments and assesses the prospects for coherent optics in the cable access network. It explores potential use cases and includes a chart of 19 technology suppliers that are participating in CableLabs' P2P coherent optics working group.
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Prime Reading
DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 9/10/2018
For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy ...
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
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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CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Eric Hutchinson's goals as CEO of Spirent are nothing if not ambitious. He is seeking to not only move the long-time testing and assurance vendor into a new strategic ...
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