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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/22/2018
Given the growth of cord-cutting and the streaming video market, it's no longer a question of whether pay-TV providers should incorporate OTT video services into ...
By Scott Raynovich, Founder and Principal Analyst, Futuriom, 6/22/2018
For many years, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) was thought of as a niche market for a bunch of startups.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/22/2018
These are worrying times for many ordinary telecom workers. In the last few weeks, five of the world's biggest service providers have collectively announced plans to ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/22/2018
The race is on to build the first commercial 5G networks, but beyond providing ever faster mobile broadband connectivity, what type of applications and services will ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/22/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre goes private following acquisition; Orange offers Earth data; copyright rules may get tougher for FANG gang.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 6/22/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Fembots 2.0; Google's diversity battles; women's voices aren't heard; and more.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/22/2018
In the cloud, as with real estate, location is paramount. Applications need to be located near their users to ensure fast responsiveness, whether the users are people ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2018
Germany's Deutsche Telekom reportedly plans to cut as many as 10,000 jobs at its ailing T-Systems unit, which sells IT services to business customers.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/21/2018
With initial 5G launches looming ever nearer, network operators are running out of time to make critical decisions about the transport network infrastructure that ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2018
"Mind the gap" is an automated, verbal warning issued to customers disembarking London's crowded tube trains, lest travelers half disappear into the darkness between ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/21/2018
Intel's CEO, Brian Krzanich, has abruptly resigned over a relationship with an employee, the chipmaker said Thursday.
By Light Reading, 6/21/2018
Live (*when they filmed it) from 5G World in London, this week's podcast gauges the 5G mood across industry. Once it's got the beers in.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/21/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone profits slide; Telecom Italia considers fiber tie-up; Nokia outsources to India's HCL.
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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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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/25/2017
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
WiFi Prospects in a 5G World
June 2018
Just like 3G, 4G and LTE, 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities. This report explores recent patterns in WiFi deployment and improvements to the technology. It reviews the likely impact of business models, installed base of legacy infrastructure and vested interests – all of which will influence the evolution of the market – exploring how WiFi and 5G are likely to fit together.
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B/OSS Transformation Focus Group: B/OSS Automation Plans Equate to Cautious Optimism
June 2018
Service providers on our Thought Leadership Council are cautiously optimistic about B/OSS automation, with more than half already taking steps to automate B/OSS. This focus group was asked 10 questions about their deployment plans, technology, drivers and obstacles for B/OSS automation. These service providers clearly have realistic goals and expectations for this technology, but they're also cognizant of the challenges they face as they continue to integrate automation.
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Universal CPE: The Ultimate CPE Solution?
May 2018
uCPE systems are a key market opportunity created by the development of SDN and cloud services. They are continuing to develop with new processors, better system integration and more efficient virtualization solutions. This report covers 18 vendors that offer uCPE hardware platforms, software platforms or integration services. It also covers the leading processors for uCPE platforms and service provider approaches to uCPE systems, with specific information on AT&T uCPE platforms.
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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