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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/13/2018
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/20/2018
Ericsson has taken a giant step closer to profitability for the first three months of 2018 thanks to hefty cost cutting, a renewed commitment to R&D and the ditching ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/19/2018
Following several rounds of consolidation, India's telecom industry is poised for a major expansion of network infrastructure. Each of the top three service providers ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/13/2018
Verizon said late Thursday evening that the xRAN.org consortium has -- as promised -- delivered its first xRAN fronthaul specification.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/12/2018
Ericsson and Nokia, the two European heavyweights of the network equipment market, have many noticeable differences. One is as Swedish as Abba, while the other is a ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/12/2018
Think of every major emerging networking technology in the telecom industry. Software-defined networking. Cloud RAN. Millimeter wave. Edge computing. Spectrum ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/3/2018
Huawei's recently published results for 2017 show the scale of the challenge for Ericsson and Nokia, with the Chinese vendor investing more than two and a half times ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
It's been a couple of years since I attended the annual California-based OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) conference but I'm very glad I attended this year's event ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/21/2018
Here's a modern fable for the virtualized communications era: Virgil and Phineas are chief technology officers for rival operators of similar size. An extreme sports ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Light Reading, 3/15/2018
Daryl Schoolar, practice leader of next-generation infrastructure at Ovum, explains the concept of open virtualized RAN and its impact on the competitive landscape.
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Roaming Mantis Android Malware Expands Its Reach to iOS, Cryptomining
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 5/22/2018
The rapidly evolving campaign that is Roaming Mantis now includes iOS devices, ...
TeenSafe Data Leak Shows Cloud Security Weaknesses
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 5/22/2018
The news that TeenSafe, which allows parents to monitor the activity of their ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox ...
Polish Pay-TV Provider Tunes Deeper Into Telco Business
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With its acquisition of Netia, Polish pay-TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat gains access ...
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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