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By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Industry pundits are fond of saying that the communications market is in the middle of "unprecedented" innovation. Not true. We've actually seen this level of ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/19/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: using church spires for mobile antennas in the UK; how du will book your vacation for you; Belgian watchdog bites back at ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/13/2018
Atrinet isn't a name that springs to mind when considering the current state of the network operator virtualization scene.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 2/12/2018
SD-WAN supplier Cato Networks is set on carving out a corner of the SD-WAN market in competition with major telcos -- and the company is not alone.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/9/2018
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/6/2018
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown believes this year's MWC in Barcelona will witness a deep dive into 'Phase II' 5G tech developments such as network slicing.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/30/2018
Nearly a decade ago, Christophe Fourtet and Ludovic Le Moan, two Frenchmen with a passion for technology, had an idea they believed would transform the slumbering ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/29/2018
Nokia sounded the bell for round one of the pre-MWC 2018 media coverage joust with the unveiling of a new dedicated 5G infrastructure chipset, dubbed (thrillingly!) ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/26/2018
Being deployed by Verizon, one of the biggest and most influential network operators in the world, is a massive coup for network controller startup Sedona Systems and ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/25/2018
It's that time of the year again! No sooner have the world's top politicians and tax avoiders emptied the Davos bars of their finest vintages than the Leading Lights, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/23/2018
Verizon has deployed software from transport network management startup Sedona Systems to help it gain visibility into, and manage, its extensive optical and IP ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/23/2018
The number of challenges facing communications network operators/service providers and their suppliers/partners are legion, but David Amzallag, the former Vodafone ...
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Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/23/2018
Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.
Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
Telco Transformation
Videos: Sneak Peek of Huawei's 5G Vision
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/23/2018
Huawei previews its plans for 5G, including how artificial intelligence and the ...
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
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Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
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 ...
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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