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Key developments related to big data and the use of analytics systems by fixed, mobile, and cable operators.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/20/2017
Automated back office operations is becoming a hot topic amongst major operators, including many of those at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2017
Two years ago, SD-WAN was still a relatively new category of services. A year ago, it had become a must-have service for network operators, and today it's not about ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/17/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- Hundreds of service provider executives converged on Hong Kong on Monday September 18 at Huawei's annual event to ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 9/15/2017
Smart cities are going to need a lot of connectivity, but what can telcos do to make sure they aren't stuck providing only the connectivity?
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/15/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
Service assurance data will play a key role in how network operators bring automation to their service engines, but how that data is used is changing significantly in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/13/2017
AT&T has upped the ante once more in the cloud connection game, adding cloud-to-cloud connectivity to its AT&T NetBond for Cloud product. The new feature lets ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/13/2017
LONDON -- Ovum Digital Futures 2017 -- Europe's strict regulation of network operators stops them from launching the same services that Internet giants such as Google ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/12/2017
VMware is moving aggressively to embrace OpenStack and acknowledge the future role of open source in NFV, today announcing its carrier-grade version of an OpenStack ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/11/2017
In a move that should surprise no one, Amdocs today announced an NFV software and services portfolio based on ONAP.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/11/2017
Building on its significant work within two major open source projects -- Open CORD and the Open Compute Project -- Radisys is now signaling its intent to be the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/8/2017
Sweden's Telia is rolling out a new software application that predicts when a smartphone is about to malfunction and advises the customer to take remedial action.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/7/2017
CenturyLink, under the leadership of CTO Aamir Hussain, is betting big on automation -- for its own business, but also for its enterprise customers that are moving ...
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Cloud Migration: Never Easy
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/21/2017
Whether it's moving infrastructure or workloads over to the cloud, the migration ...
Dell EMC: $1B Air Force Cloud Project Is Just the Beginning
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/21/2017
Today public cloud, tomorrow hybrid cloud? Dell EMC provides some detail on the ...
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Huawei Debuts SDN/NFV Testing Platform
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/20/2017
Huawei's TestCraft platform was designed to simplify NFV and SDN testing for ...
Level 3's Ewert: Why Automation Is a Boon to Employees
Travis Ewert, SVP, Global Network Software Development, Level 3 Communications, 9/20/2017
Level 3's Travis Ewert espouses the benefits of NFV automation to both the ...
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How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 9/5/2017
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

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She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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