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Latest Video coverage from Mobile World Congress 2017
OrbTV: EdgeConneX CTO on Prepping for 5G, IoT
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Don MacNeil, CTO, EdgeConneX, talks to Liz Coyne, managing editor, Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress about how edge data center operators are preparing for a future of 5G, IoT and more.
OrbTV: AT&T CMO & the 'Digital Mindset'
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T Business Solutions' chief marketing officer, Steve McGaw, sat down with Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, at Mobile World Congress to talk about how CSPs need to get into the "digital mindset" in order to succeed in a cloud-based future.
OrbTV: AT&T's CMO Details $40B Spend
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer of AT&T Business Solutions, details out the 2016 and 2017 $40 billion capex outlay in part one of an interview with Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress.
OrbTV: Orange & the NFV, SDN Opportunity
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Didier Duriez, senior vice president of Global Services and Solutions at Orange Business Services, talks to Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief at Light Reading, about the opportunities created by SDN and NFV, and the work it's doing with AT&T and its ECOMP MANO solution, which is now merged with OPEN-O and called ONAP.
OrbTV: Tele2 CEO on Industry 4.0
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2, spoke with Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief of Light Reading, about the fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact it will have on businesses and society in general and the challenges it will bring for service providers.
OrbTV: NetScout's CTO on the 'Journey to the Cloud'
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sat down with Bruce Kelley, senior vice president and CTO of service provider at NetScout, and Jim McNiel, CMO of NetScout, to talk about the challenges service providers are facing on their journey to the cloud.
OrbTV: EE Talks Emergency Services & 5G
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Tom Bennett, director of network services and devices for EE, talks to Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, about the service provider's approach to emergency services and the move to 5G.
OrbTV: NetScout on Video QoS Challenges
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Mate Prgin, senior director of video strategy at NetScout, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the key challenges service providers face when delivering video QoS, including security and privacy.
OrbTV: ETSI Goes Sci-Fi With AI
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, sheds light on the organization's new AI group, and talks about the state of 5G standards.
OrbTV: IoT's Plusses & Minuses
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Samir Marwaha, vice president of products and services at NetScout, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the challenges and benefits of IoT for service providers.
OrbTV: DT's CTO on 5G Strategy
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's News Editor, Iain Morris, sat down with Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, group CTO of Deutsche Telekom, at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's newly announced strategy, commitment and timeline for 5G.
OrbTV: Orange & the 'Human' Side of IoT
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services' Olivier Ondet talks to Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Steve Bell of Heavy Reading about privacy, security and monetization issues around IoT.
OrbTV: DT on Cyber Defense
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Max Röttgermann, product manager of IP Transit and DDoS Defense Live at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, about security breaches and technologies that service providers can implement to protect against attacks.
OrbTV: It's an MWC17 Wrap!
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Enterprise Cloud News editor Scott Ferguson discuss some of the trends from this year's Mobile World Congress and attempt a spoof of the Oscars.
OrbTV: DT Updates on NFV Progress
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Axel Clauberg, vice president at Deutsche Telekom, gives Light Reading's Liz Coyne an update on the operator's NFV deployment, service launch dates and Pan-European Network.
OrbTV: EY on Demand for New Biz Models
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Holger Forst, global telecom assurance practice leader at EY, tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders that operators are not far enough along in their transformation journey and new business models are required to find and secure their position in the rapidly evolving ecosystem.
OrbTV: Small Cell Forum on Road to 5G
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
David Orloff, chairman of Small Cell Forum, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the work the organization is doing to enable hyper-dense, ultra-high capacity networks to support 5G and IoT.
OrbTV: ETSI NFV ISG Plugtest Results
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Diego Lopez, senior technology expert at Telefonica, and chair of ETSI NFV ISG, discusses the results of the organization's latest plugtest in Madrid.
Sprint's Tech COO on Gigabit LTE
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3/7/2017  |  1 comment
In a special guest appearance on OrbTV at MWC 2017, Günther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, talks about the three building blocks of Gigabit LTE, small cells, SD/NFV and more.
OrbTV: MWC Device Recap
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3/2/2017  |  2 comments
Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones joins us in the studio for a recap of his favorite devices and consumer products from MWC.
OrbTV: Tata Goes Global for IoT
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance Shares Its Smart City Vision
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
OrbTV: Boingo's CTO on the Need for Convergence
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
OrbTV: NetScout's Chief Architect on Big Data
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Greg Mayo, NetScout's Chief Architect, talks about the role of big data analytics in helping carriers to understand what's happening on their networks.
OrbTV: Delving Into Tele2's IoT Strategy
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.
OrbTV: Hot Trends on Day 2 at MWC
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
IoT, 5G and the evolution of 4G are just some of the hot topics under the spotlight as Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre talks with Netscout CMO Jim McNiel on Day 2 of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Name That Acronym
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3/1/2017  |  6 comments
From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
The Social Network: An Update on Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project
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3/1/2017  |  1 comment
Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
OrbTV: NetScout's MWC Day 2 Recap
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders and Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown join NetScout CMO Jim McNiel for a recap of day 2 of Mobile World Congress. Steve recaps his conversation with AT&T's Head of Business Solutions and Gabriel provides his insights into the progress towards true 5G mobile networks.
Introducing OrbTV: NetScout's MWC Day 1 Recap
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The executive team of NetScout reviews the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for OrbTV -- Light Reading and NetScout's full coverage of the show. We'll have daily show recaps, service provider interviews and tours of the show floor.
Innovation at MWC: Low-Power IoT for Scottish Sea Lions
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Liz Coyne tours the GSMA's Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2017. A key theme of this year's event is how low-power or no-power IoT devices could become a part of our everyday lives.
MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms
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2/20/2017  |  1 comment
5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
What to Expect at MWC 2017
Shades of Ray  | 
1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.


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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

7|12|17   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

7|6|17   |   6:37   |   (0) comments


At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

7|5|17   |   16:12   |   (0) comments


Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

7|5|17   |   6:00   |   (2) comments


By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

7|4|17   |   12:59   |   (0) comments


Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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