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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/7/2019
As the latest generation of mobile network technology, 5G is expected to be a game changer. New techniques in virtualization and softwarization will revolutionize the radio and core ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/13/2018
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw highlights the key debate topics from the Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network event in London, including the data analytics challenge in a 5G world and how service assurance appears to still be an afterthought in virtualization strategies.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
LONDON -- Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network -- If technology suppliers want to play a role in BT's next-generation network they will need to show how they will help the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/24/2018
Telcos are developing more on-demand services, but there's still a place for longer-term, traditional network service delivery, too.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/15/2018
Once upon a time there was a maharaja who decided to raise a baby elephant as a pet (stick with me…). As the elephant grew, it became more and more expensive to feed and created such a ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/4/2018
It's the start of a new year, which means that everyone is making resolutions, many of which involve some kind of transformation. For communications service providers, transformation is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2017
LONDON, 12/4/2017 – There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 11/10/2017
At Light Reading's recent OSS in the Era of NFV/SDN event in London, I moderated a panel discussion on "Analytics, Machine Learning & AI in Next-Gen OSS/BSS" and wanted to share some key ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2017
LONDON -- David Hughes has little patience with telecom service providers who make excuses or blame others -- regulators and vendors -- for their problems or pace in managing a digital ...
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The Light Reading Podcast: Promo

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Kelsey and Phil give you a few reasons why you should subscribe to the Light Reading Podcast on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or your favorite podcatcher.
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CityFibre's David Tomalin: Building a Fab Fiber Future

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CityFibre's Group CTO David Tomalin discusses how an infrastructure provider, making long-term bets, is planning to enable service providers to reshape the UK tech landscape.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Private Networks, SI Competition & Huawei

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Jamie takes the helm this week as the filling in a Light Reading sandwich completed by Ray and Iain. They start by reflecting on the 'Private Networks in the 5G Era' event they all recently attended, which naturally leads to a discussion of whether systems integrators are allies or competitors to operators in this space and others. To finish off, Jamie dares to ...
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How Three Private Networks Landed a Deal at Heathrow Airport

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At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Catherine Gull, head of Business Development at Three Private Networks, explains how the competitive UK operator landed deals with ...
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Ukkoverkot's CEO on Building Private Networks

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At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Mikko Uusitalo, chairman and CEO at Ukkoverkot, talks about the operating and partnership model that has helped the company deploy 26 ...
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The Role of Mobile Operators in the Private Networks Sector

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At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses the role that mobile operators could play in the burgeoning private networks market.
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MEF19: Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on SD-WAN Adoption

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Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses new SD-WAN research he presented at MEF19 in Los Angeles, and why it's significant that cloud providers aren't part of MEF (yet).
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More Automation Drives Speed to Market

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Increasing the level of automation within and across all CSP domains will be critical to maximize agility. Ari Banerjee, VP of Strategy at Netcracker, explains how this was achieved with three CSPs – and the resulting time to market advantage.
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Air France Exec on Private Wireless Networks

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At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Christian Regnier, Enterprise Technical Architect for Critical LTE/5G/IoT at Air France, talks about the evolution of the airline's ...
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MEF19: Orange's Franck Morales on Managed SD-WAN Services

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Franck Morales from Orange Business Services talks about a customer example where connectivity to the cloud and between branch offices is successfully managed by its global SD-WAN service.
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MEF19: Netcracker's Ari Banerjee on Making SD-WAN Services Stand Out

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Netcracker's Ari Banerjee describes how CSPs can deliver SD-WAN services that are orchestrated, activated, assured and managed in alignment with MEF's LSO framework.
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MEF19: Sparkle's Daniele Mancuso on MEF 3.0's Value

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Sparkle's Daniele Mancuso discusses MEF 3.0 and why it's important to have carriers providing certified services to assure enterprise customers of high-quality, cost-effective connectivity and other services.