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Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks

Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.

The 'Ostiguide' to Observability

At 5G Asia, Accedian's founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Ostiguy explains the difference between 'observability' and visibility for monitoring and service assurance of 5G networks.

Operators May Move to Standalone 5G Faster Than Anticipated

Operators continue to test their initial 5G networks, and are finding a number of surprises that could hasten changes like a move from non-standalone 5G to standalone 5G.

Here's How T-Mobile Reduced LTE Congestion by 71%

T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray built a traffic-forecasting tool in conjunction with Speedtest provider Ookla that the company said helped direct fully $10 billion in network spending over the past five years.

3.5GHz CBRS Band Deployments Face Yet Another Delay

The NTIA is still testing spectrum sharing in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. Such testing has delayed commercial operations in the band for almost a year.

BT Leverages Open Source for Fifth Generation of Network Monitoring

Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.

CenturyLink's No Sweat Approach to AI

US operator is moving toward a more proactive and predictive operational model as it uses AI tools to extract greater value from its data, but there are hurdles to overcome.

5G Potential Is All in the Timing

The move to 5G will also disrupt carriers' timing systems as 5G's timing and clock synchronization requirements are much more strict.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor

Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.

Nyansa Takes AI-Driven IoT Security to the Cloud

Networking startup Nyansa is adding Internet of Things security and management to its Voyance cloud-based application assurance service.

Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists

Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.

Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards

Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.

Euro 5G Test Regime Would 'Slow Innovation' – Ericsson

The GSMA's suggestion of a collaborative 5G test program isn't being greeted with enthusiasm in Stockholm.

AirTies Buys a Piece of Technicolor

AirTies CEO says acquisition of Technicolor's in-home WiFi software business and expertise will help company scale its platform to more devices and reach more service providers.

Telefónica UK Gets a Tighter Grip on Automation

In line with the strategy of its parent, Telefónica's UK operation is looking for ways to introduce more automated processes and boost customer satisfaction, a combination that lead it to deploy Nokia's Service Operation Center (SOC) system.

Why CenturyLink's Network Suffered a Christmas Hangover

A 'bonkers' network management card had too much eggnog and caused a wave of service outages, including 9-1-1 service, in several states for several days during the last week of 2018.

Spectrum, Telus Team on Dynamic Services PoC

MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks

Spirent CEO: Engineers Are Human, Too

In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.

Wirelessly Connected Cars Could Lead to Safer Roads

Qualcomm, Panasonic and Ford recently demonstrated 'cellular vehicle-to-everything' or C-V2X, which allows vehicles to remain in real-time communication with their environment. Light Reading's younger, frumpier sister site, TU-Automotive, took a ride to see the technology up close. Some say this new tech has the potential to reduce motor vehicles accidents by 80%.

Spirent CEO Eric Hutchinson: Out of the Labs, Into the Boardroom

New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.

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