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Key developments from the wireless networking sector, including 4G, 5G, small cells, security, carrier Wi-Fi, packet core and more.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/19/2018
Qualcomm is laying off 1,500 employees as part of a plan to cut $1 billion in costs from its balance sheet, as it also tries to gain Chinese regulatory approval for ...
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 4/19/2018
'Life-on-the-Edge' -- it sounds like a tagline the marketing committee at a surf or skate brand might default to in a (vain) attempt to sound cool and resonant. ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/19/2018
Telecom Italia has served up troubling news for its customer services staff by announcing details of an artificial intelligence (AI) partnership with US software ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/19/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Red Hat, Adtran join Spanish 5G R&D initiative; Sky powers on; Orange pals up with Siemens for IoT; DT's Open Telekom goes hybrid.
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
Enterprises are looking to service providers for end-to-end solutions that scale, but the lack of interoperability and consistency within the telecom market is making ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/18/2018
Lawmakers are arguing about net neutrality again. In an effort to craft legislation that would protect net neutrality from the whims of the ruling party within the ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/18/2018
France's Orange has revealed details of an artificial intelligence (AI) research project with IBM and Nokia that could help it to predict demand patterns in future 5G ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/18/2018
AT&T has been vocal about its internal efforts to reskill its workforce over the past few years, but AT&T's Randall Porter says there's also a critical need to ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/18/2018
Huawei is expected to launch its first 5G smartphone in the third quarter of 2019. The timing is in line with expectations of the arrival of initial Chinese ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/18/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom offers Azure in South Africa; Facebook gets less presumptuous; EU gets tough on data; Elisa Q1 profits up.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/18/2018
BT has lumped its two enterprise-facing units into one new-look business in yet another restructuring effort it hopes will improve customer services and reduce costs.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/17/2018
Google is asking the FCC for permission to hold more tests on 3.5GHz-based CBRS LTE-based services in Texas, which -- beyond 2018 -- could enable the shared mid-band ...
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Firewall Fail: IT Can't Identify All Network Traffic
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/19/2018
With more and more traffic being encrypted, IT departments are having difficulty ...
Microsoft Security Is Channeling the Terminator
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 4/19/2018
In its own way of channeling the Terminator and Skynet, Microsoft is looking to ...
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Is Monetization of High Speeds Still Broadband Operators' Top Priority?
Niall Hunt, Editor, 4/19/2018
What are broadband operators' top priorities this year, and how will they compare ...
ADTRAN Upbeat as Q1 Results Reflect Stalled Spending
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/18/2018
ADTRAN expects a strong second half as CenturyLink's review eventually ends, it ...
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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 ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
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 ...
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