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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/12/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 -- Sprint executives said Tuesday that the operator will start to deploy new "massive MIMO" antennas next year, which could greatly ...
By Light Reading, 8/31/2017
Join us for our coverage on MWC Americas in San Francisco.
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 5/4/2017
The 5G vision is to support a wide variety of services, with diverse performance requirements, across many different industries. As we've argued consistently on these pages, the ability to ...
By Light Reading, 4/25/2017
Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
By Light Reading, 4/13/2017
In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to capitalize on the benefits of IoT and 5G.
By Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 4/6/2017
At the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, I noticed several marked differences from the previous two years that I have been covering IoT for Heavy Reading. One was that nearly ...
By Light Reading, 4/5/2017
EXFO's Anssi Tauriainen shows how his company's 3D analytics concept can help visualize networks.
By Light Reading, 4/5/2017
Philippe Morin talks about the major trends for service providers in network transformation.
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 4/5/2017
This year I marked an anniversary of sorts in that I have attended a decade of MWC events. And in those ten years, I have looked at many many hardware chassis, from proprietary "hot ...
By Light Reading, 3/30/2017
As a market leader helping mobile operators embrace the benefits of virtualized networks, Affirmed Networks is seeing significant interest by service providers worldwide to deploy NFV-based networks as the foundation for IoT service delivery.
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 3/21/2017
One of the not so surprising, but nevertheless important, things to come out of MWC 2017 was greater confidence that a wide body of 5G players -- operators, vendors and industry bodies -- ...
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Shades of Ray
Flirting With Automation

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Automated back office operations is becoming a hot topic amongst major operators, including many of those at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Light Reading Sandwich

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In the absence of Jamie, Scott becomes the filling in a Light Reading sandwich as he's outnumbered by Ray and Iain. The three discuss long overdue big investments in fiber from the likes of Vodafone and Verizon, and why they matter. Talking about big investments, they move on to the exceptional sum Apple wants for its latest shiny thing and to what extent it's ...
LRTV Interviews
Why the Cloud Will Be Distributed

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At Ovum's Digital Futures event in London, Marcus Weldon, corporate CTO at Nokia and president of Nokia Bell Labs, explains why, in order to enable the bandwidth-hungry and low latency-demanding services of the future, a distributed cloud architecture will be essential.
LRTV Documentaries
MWC Americas – Day 2 Recap

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It's Day 2 and we are still at our janky San Fran hotel and reporting to you everything you'd want to know about MWC Americas!
LRTV Interviews
Smarter Thinking for the Digital Economy

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Informa CEO Stephen Carter, who has extensive experience in the communications sector, discusses some of the key takeaways from the recent Ovum Digital Futures conference, where he chaired a panel session titled 'Investing in the Age of the Smarter Customer.'
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint COO on Massive MIMO Deployment: 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet'

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Sprint COO of Technology Guenther Ottendorfer and Ericsson Head of Network Infrastructure Nishant Batra share details of the first US trial of massive MIMO in downtown Seattle. The execs tell Light Reading, in a video produced in partnership with AppMedia, how Ericsson's massive MIMO antennas will increase capacity in Sprint's network where its customers need it ...
LRTV Documentaries
AT&T's CTO on Edge Compute & the Power of Low Latency

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The power of latency will be "the next new thing" to change the landscape of mobility, according to AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch. The carrier sees edge compute on 5G as the vehicle for NFV and automation and, importantly, its ability to monetize new services like AR/VR, connected cars and more. In a wide-ranging interview, produced in partnership with AppMedia, Fuetsch ...
LRTV Interviews
Telco Revenues Set to Grow – Ovum

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Richard Mahony, research director for the service provider segment at Ovum, explains why the global telco services market is set to grow by about 2% this year.
LRTV Documentaries
MWC Americas Day 1 Recap

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San Francisco in the storm, mobile technology, telecom warriors and the shiny New iPhone X!
LRTV Documentaries
Can a Government Fund the Next Silicon Valley?

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New York is Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Thirty years after the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, Chile has become one of South America's most vibrant economies. For the past six years, the government has given interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to entice startups to move to Santiago. Light Reading traveled to Chile ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Pluribus: SDN & Beyond

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An innovator exclusive with Pluribus Networks and how they've moved beyond the traditional SDN! Meet Netvisor, a virtualized Network Operating System (NOS) that provides a best-in-class layer 2 and layer 3 networking foundation, distributed fabric intelligence and virtualizes the switch hardware, similar to how VMware virtualizes a bare metal server.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Dirty Data

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Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray from Light Reading. The team starts by reflecting on the amount of moaning the impending UK 5G auctions have caused. They then ponder how little control we have over our digital lives and ask whether there should be a limit on the power of the dominant digital utilities. Lastly, Ray derides dirty data, prompting one of Scott's ...