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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/18/2018
An independent analysis of the $98 billion wireline US business telecom market confirms several ongoing trends, including the cable industry's encroachment onto telco ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/1/2018
Every service provider is involved in some kind of transformation strategy these days, even if it exists mostly in press releases, but the Leading Lights finalists ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/26/2018
Like Verizon, AT&T saw declining business revenue in the first quarter, as increased wireless sales to businesses and improved strategic service revenues failed to ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/24/2018
The business of serving businesses continues to be the most dismal part of Verizon's quarterly earnings report. Despite today's upbeat news that Verizon beat ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/29/2018
Headset maker Plantronics is to acquire unified communications specialist Polycom in a $2 billion deal aimed at giving it a broader portfolio of communications ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/28/2018
In an all-cash transaction, Windstream acquired New-York based competitive local exchange carrier MASS Communications in a $37.5 million deal on Tuesday.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2018
The consumerization of IT and the rise of the mobile workforce has had a dramatic impact on voice communications at large global businesses in the last year or two, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
8x8 Inc. debuted its single platform play in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) space Monday, adding in machine learning and artificial intelligence ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/8/2018
CenturyLink is ramping up its Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) efforts as it tries to meet the differing needs of both the enterprise and small business ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/7/2018
RingCentral, a company that build on its VoIP roots to become a leader in the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) space, is trying to expand its market ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2018
The millennial generation is having a big impact on how telecom needs to create and deliver services to small businesses, says the man leading CenturyLink's SMB efforts.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Windstream today launched two new service brands with which it plans to become a more aggressive competitor in the business market space, particularly taking on its ...
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Tesla Lawsuit Claims Insider Breached Company Security
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 6/22/2018
Tesla has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, claiming he violated company ...
Google, Roku, Sonus Rush Out Patches for DNS Vulnerability
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/22/2018
DNS rebinding might be ancient in security terms, but it's scary enough that ...
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Google in 'The Case of the Minimal Microtrenching'
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/22/2018
Savings money on micro trenching doesn't count if you have to come back and pay ...
Frontier CFO Resigns, Stock Price Drops
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/21/2018
With the resignation of R. Perley McBride, Frontier stock drops to lowest point ...
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
What WebRTC Means for Telcos
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 6/2/2014
Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
SK Telecom Sounds Off on WebRTC
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 5/9/2014
Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, offers Light Reading his ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 4: Following the Money
John Barnes , Author , 8/4/2015
Yip learns who benefits from hacking NItCo.
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Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
OTTAWA -- The telecom industry is moving toward autonomous networks, but Ciena says it is taking a different approach. As a supplier of optical, packet and software ...
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