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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/16/2018
Two and a half years into its mission, the Facebook-led TIP claims to have made networks exciting for the first time in 20 years. But as it enters the procurement phase, its task may get even harder.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/12/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: How sexual harassment holds women back; California tech boards prepare for a shakedown; Bumble redefines tech company values; and more.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/5/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: Lyft's latest diversity report; a Gender Manifesto relapse; flexible work becomes a necessity; and more.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/3/2018
Telecom operators need leaders with the visionary flair of Elon Musk, but attracting them is easier said than done.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/28/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: A new series shows the tech boom's consequences; our WiC event was a huge success; a sobering look at women's progress in STEM; and more.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/21/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: A majority female C-suite; avoiding another financial crisis; charitable donation allocation; and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/21/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica reboots its startup incubator; Inmarsat strikes in-flight WiFi deal with Panasonic; UK considers Internet regulator.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/11/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France-IX partners up for cybersecurity; Sky invests in content management startup; Nokia demos 5G NR with Sprint.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/7/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: Lyft raises $1M for Girls Who Code; a knitted solar system steals our hearts; reimagining the childcare dilemma; and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/7/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves Apple's acquisition of Shazam; Deutsche Telekom's data fortress; streaming piracy plagues soccer World Cup.

By Scott Raynovich, Founder and Principal Analyst, Futuriom, 9/4/2018
Using blockchain to speed the automation of one of the trickiest areas in telecom – inter-carrier settlements – seems to be showing promise as startups emerge to lead the way.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 8/31/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: Diversity vs. inclusion; custom suits raise confidence; female freelancers have a pay gap too; and more.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 8/24/2018
This week in our WiC roundup: Media access in Iran and India; Portland sees high rate of harassment; emerging industries make way for women; and more.
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GreyEnergy Group Tied to Power Plant Attacks in Ukraine & Poland
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 10/18/2018
Research from ESET has uncovered a new group called GreyEnergy, which appears to ...
Your People Can't Secure Your Network? Try Tier 0 Automation
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 10/18/2018
Keeping up with modern security requirements requires a multi-prong approach. One ...
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Smart Home Residents Tend to Have Some Security Savvy
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/18/2018
A study by Internet firewall vendor Cujo AI hints that residential IoT consumers ...
ADTRAN's 'Single Biggest EPON Award' Sets Stage for Growth
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/17/2018
Networking vendor beats analysts estimates, in part due to new 10-Gig EPON deal ...
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
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 ...
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 12/26/2016
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Eric Hutchinson's goals as CEO of Spirent are nothing if not ambitious. He is seeking to not only move the long-time testing and assurance vendor into a new strategic ...
Virtualization is a term the telecom industry has wrestled with for the past six years, since network functions virtualization (NFV) became a "thing," but it's time ...
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