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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/16/2018
The Broadband Forum has a new project underway with Japanese operator NTT to optimize passive optical networks to support future 5G wireless services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/15/2018
VALENCIA -- FTTH Conference 2018 -- As you'd expect at an event organized by an industry body that lives and breathes to promote fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B), ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/14/2018
VALENCIA, Spain -- FTTH Conference 2018 -- International operator Altice has highlighted emerging fiber broadband access technology NG-PON2 as a critical element in ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/12/2018
"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/9/2018
In a major setback for its mobile business, Nokia has lost a radio access network (RAN) deal with Deutsche Telekom after being replaced in parts of the operator's ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/8/2018
The disaggregation of the radio access network has been on operator agendas for some years, but will 'best of breed' mobile broadband access network models take off in 2018? Or is this just an R&D dream?
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/6/2018
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown believes this year's MWC in Barcelona will witness a deep dive into 'Phase II' 5G tech developments such as network slicing.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/30/2018
T-Mobile said today it will move to 100% renewable electricity by 2021 and became the first US telecom operator to join RE100, a global corporate collaborative of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/29/2018
Nokia sounded the bell for round one of the pre-MWC 2018 media coverage joust with the unveiling of a new dedicated 5G infrastructure chipset, dubbed (thrillingly!) ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/19/2018
The world's biggest mobile network vendors would rather forget about 2017. Major customers had already built their 4G networks and were still waiting for the first 5G ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
Verizon today joins the ONAP as a platinum member, giving that open source effort yet more credibility in its goal of creating a single telecom industry approach to ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/12/2018
South Korea's SK Telecom has been in the limelight over the past year as one of a handful of service providers playing a key role in the development of a global 5G ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/13/2017
Whether you call it edge computing, fog computing, or something else entirely, the communications industry is now working hard to bring the scale and economics of a ...
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Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/23/2018
Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.
Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
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Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/23/2018
Huawei previews its plans for 5G, including how artificial intelligence and the ...
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
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TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
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TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
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A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
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