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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/24/2018
The business of serving businesses continues to be the most dismal part of Verizon's quarterly earnings report. Despite today's upbeat news that Verizon beat ...
By Francesco Venturini, Managing Director, Global Communications & Media Industries, Accenture, 4/23/2018
Almost all communications service providers (CSPs) have made some progress on their transformational journey to becoming digital CSPs that can prosper in the future. ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/20/2018
Ericsson has taken a giant step closer to profitability for the first three months of 2018 thanks to hefty cost cutting, a renewed commitment to R&D and the ditching ...
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/20/2018
"What is? Is. What was? Will be. What will be was, but will be again." - Arnold Horshack
By Craig Leddy, 4/19/2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a trendy catchphrase for something that cable's been talking about for years: connected homes, automated services and voice controls. ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/17/2018
UK government authorities have taken a leaf out of the US rulebook and warned the country's telcos off using equipment and services from Chinese vendor ZTE.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/3/2018
Huawei's recently published results for 2017 show the scale of the challenge for Ericsson and Nokia, with the Chinese vendor investing more than two and a half times ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/30/2018
Windstream's acquisition of MASS Communications Wednesday comes on the heels of a recent re-org and is a taste of what will likely be a "very acquisitive" year for ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/22/2018
Automation is usually seen as a means to streamline operations, reduce opex and use capex more efficiently. But for Canadian operator Telus, the ability to automate ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2018
The consumerization of IT and the rise of the mobile workforce has had a dramatic impact on voice communications at large global businesses in the last year or two, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/15/2018
The demonstration was as smooth and uneventful as anyone could have hoped. A vast screen showed two video streams of the same footage, one stuttering and fuzzy. Using ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
8x8 Inc. debuted its single platform play in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) space Monday, adding in machine learning and artificial intelligence ...
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Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints
Simon Marshall, Technology Journalist, 4/24/2018
The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
Atlanta's Ransomware Attack Cost Around $2.6M – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/24/2018
A report indicates that Atlanta spent a little over $2.6 million to defend itself ...
Broadband World News
Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/24/2018
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in ...
UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2018
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its ...
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Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 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 , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/8/2016
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 4: Following the Money
John Barnes , Author , 8/4/2015
Yip learns who benefits from hacking NItCo.
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

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