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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/13/2017
PRAGUE, 12/13/2017 – Following his 5G-focused presentation at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown gives a down-to-earth overview on where the industry is right now in terms of bringing early 5G technology and services to market.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson cuts jobs in Finland; Deutsche Telekom cozies up to Netflix; Swisscom addresses online customer security; the smart ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/5/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials LTE-M; Telenor creates cloud unit with Cisco; Ekinops completes OneAccess buy.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/13/2017
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/5/2017
Sprint has laid out its NFV strategy with a new virtualized core and new vendors Metaswitch and Mavenir, as the operator looks to scale and add services as its 4G ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2017
Mobile core virtualization startup Affirmed believes that the lack of network automation in today's carrier networks is becoming a stifling impediment to the ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/16/2017
Verizon said Wednesday that it will invest in its 4G network to allow first responders priority access nationwide on LTE, in an apparent bid to take on the FirstNet ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/3/2017
Of all the telco virtualization projects underway, Telefónica's Unica initiative is arguably the most ambitious. Even after the sale of some assets, the Spanish ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/31/2017
Reconstituted telecoms software company Mavenir has bought Brocade's virtual EPC business, putting it in competition with Affirmed, as well as other major radio ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/13/2017
Affirmed is claiming a network-slicing first as it pushes to be what the CEO calls an "important company" in a pre-5G world.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/12/2017
The complexities of management and orchestration (MANO) have seen many telco executives figuratively tearing out their hair in frustration as they try to virtualize ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/20/2017
Most startups at tradeshows hold their meetings in the coffee lounge, or squeeze themselves into white boxes (of the cubicle variety, not the server one) around the ...
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Google Cloud Offers Updates on Spectre & Meltdown Flaws
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For the most part, Google Cloud has been able to mitigate the fallout from the ...
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'Pluggable cloud' means moving workloads from one public cloud to another to get ...
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A software-driven operations with an emphasis on automation is key for CSPs to ...
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In this Q&A on 5G transformation from the telco CIO's view, IHS Markit's Stéphane ...
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After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
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