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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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/12/2018
Nine in ten network operations jobs could disappear in the next three to five years as automation gathers pace in the telecom sector.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/9/2018
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/6/2018
Whether the flamboyant Medicis of the fifteenth century or the roguish Silvio Berlusconi of the twenty-first, Italy's powerful business figures have fought in the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/3/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches WiFi calling and VoLTE; Telefónica, Microsoft partner on IoT; VEON scraps GTH move; Telia sells Spotify stake. - ...
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 ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
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By Kyle Dorcas, Vice President - Policy, Syniverse, 3/16/2018
Following the elimination of roaming fees in the European Union last June, mobile operators have been pushed into looking for new ways to differentiate their services ...
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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/15/2018
The demonstration was as smooth and uneventful as anyone could have hoped. A vast screen showed two video streams of the same footage, one stuttering and fuzzy. Using ...
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, 3/12/2018
GTT today snapped up Toronto-based Accelerated Connections, a managed networking, VoIP and colocation service provider, which marks its third acquisition of the year. ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/7/2018
Bowing to political pressure, Telecom Italia has approved plans to spin off its fixed-line business and run it as a wholly owned but legally separate entity.
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Larry Loeb, Author, 4/20/2018
A common feature on many popular websites allows users to login with their ...
Cyberattacks Have Doubled, but Security Is Getting Better at Blocking Them
Jeffrey Burt, Freelance Editor & Journalist, 4/20/2018
In a survey, Accenture said the number of targeted attacks like ransomware and ...
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Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/20/2018
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural ...
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 ...
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Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
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