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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/16/2019
It's time, once again, to honor some of the famous and infamous individuals that have made notable contributions to the global communications sector by nominating them to be inducted into ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/10/2019
I'm delighted, as ever, to announce this year's shortlists for the annual Leading Lights Awards, which have once again proven how diverse and innovative this industry continues to be.
latest comment CRW_Cary Way to go, Wave2Wave team!
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/15/2019
Now in their 15th year, the Leading Lights Awards are handed out each year to the cream of the telecoms crop. Fancy picking up a trophy this year because you've "knocked it out the park" ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/11/2019
Looking for something to get your creative juices flowing in 2019? Look no further… because the Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is once again open for ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/13/2018
I went public with plans to retire in January 2017, and it was mentioned on the stage of our Big Communications Event in May of that year. The plan was always to cut back to part-time ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/20/2018
Technology can be learned, but critical thinking, decision making and verbal communication are the career-making skills that are transferable and crucial in a digital transformation, says Jennifer Kyriakakis, Matrixx Software's co-founder and VP of marketing.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 6/18/2018
Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/13/2018
Parallel Wireless is focused on making networks more flexible under the guidance of Co-Founder and VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal, who shares her thoughts on the industry's most game-changing technologies – past, present and future – as well as offering advice for other female founders with a great idea.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/6/2018
Heidi Westbrook, Fujitsu's director of ICP and North American Carrier Sales, shares the secrets to advancing in comms with a work/life balance in tact, including networking, self-advocacy, unapologetically pursuing the next step and more.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/4/2018
CenturyLink's James Feger explains why converting some central offices into data centers may be necessary but also notes it won't be easy.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 6/4/2018
Automation is at the top of agendas across the whole of the communications networking and services industry, so it was no surprise that it was one of the key themes discussed at the recent ...
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Cloud Gaming, Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Among Early Use Cases for 5G

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GSA President Joe Barrett discusses the early use cases for 5G, including consumer applications like AR, VR and cloud gaming. He begins with a summary of how the spectrum needs of 5G are being met worldwide and then discusses the availability of 5G smartphones and other devices. The availability of new chipsets is spurring the advancement of 5G smartphones and ...
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How to Differentiate & Protect OTT Services?

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Alok Gera, CTO at Synamedia, presents two main areas of opportunity for OTT providers: content aggregation and a comprehensive content security strategy.
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BT & Casa Systems Demonstrate 5G Convergence of Wireless & Wireline Networks at MWC 2019

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5G core is not just for wireless. It supports fixed broadband networks as well. Maria Cuevas, principal manager of mobile research technology at BT, and Phil Harvey at Light Reading discuss Casa Systems' 5G convergence proof of concept at MWC 2019 and how it demonstrates 5G convergence of wireless and wireline networks that will provide subscribers with a seamless ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, Regulation & 5G Spectrum

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Super-sub Ray plays a blinder off the bench once more as he crosses the topic of AI for Scott and Jamie to nod in. The guys kick off by exploring the use of AI in networks but also in the wider world and mull over the ethical implications of letting machines make decisions for us. Scott forces a pass to Jamie on the topic of regulation and the team makes full use ...
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Turning People's Eyes Into Probes

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Understanding the end-viewer's experience is the only true way to measure perceptual quality. With that understanding, broadcasters can make confident technology decisions throughout their processing and distribution workflows to satisfy 'TV everywhere' subscribers.
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Open Source Opportunities for OTT 2.0

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Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect for the Red Hat North America Service Provider team, provides perspectives on the role of open source technology in the streaming video market. Learn about the role of innovation for upstream automation, orchestration and management components. Topics include OTT streaming services, media function virtualization (MFV) and media ...
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IHS Markit: Huawei Is No.1 in Global 5G Market

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Stephane Teral, Technology Fellow from IHS Markit, spoke to Light Reading group's Jamie Davies about the global 5G market: 'If you look at the dynamics of the 5G market, Huawei is in the driver's seat and is No. 1.'
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Philo Noodles Next OTT-TV Moves

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Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing. The platform is gaining traction despite the lack of news or sports content from its skinny bundle.
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Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0

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In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' session at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that making OTT video profitable remains a major challenge and that containing – rather than stopping – piracy and password sharing has become a major focus for studios, programmers and their OTT distributors.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Tech Politics & Notspots

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The usual suspects kick off with a look at some of the first commercial 5G launches, with South Korea leading the way. While Scott is a bit confused by the tariffs, they nonetheless weigh up the pros and cons of paying for 5G. The conversation moves onto the political pressure tech companies are increasingly under, both internally and externally. They conclude ...
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5G4REAL: The 5G Chinese Boogeyman

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The specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman loomed large over a recent gathering of US policymakers, service providers and vendors.
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Startup Seeks Cable Edge in Edge Computing

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Mutable Founder & CEO Antonio Pellegrino explains how his New York startup aims to team with cable operators and other service providers to offer edge computing apps to customers.