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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/24/2018
Despite speculation to the contrary, don't expect to see Verizon launch a new full-fledged OTT video service until it starts rolling out residential 5G in a few ...
By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 4/24/2018
There's little argument that the ultimate architecture for telecom operators to deliver virtual network functions (VNFs) will be the cloud. But the road to Valhalla ...
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 4/19/2018
'Life-on-the-Edge' -- it sounds like a tagline the marketing committee at a surf or skate brand might default to in a (vain) attempt to sound cool and resonant. ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/19/2018
Telecom Italia has served up troubling news for its customer services staff by announcing details of an artificial intelligence (AI) partnership with US software ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/17/2018
As a chamber of unelected peers who sit in judgement on UK government policy, the House of Lords has long seemed undemocratic and anachronistic to its opponents. But ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/16/2018
In a new study, LR's sister firm projects that US pay-TV providers will continue losing subscribers over the next four years but should cope by evolving their ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/11/2018
PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress 2018 -- Internet giant Google is developing a "Google Assistant for Networking" tool that makes use of intent-based ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/6/2018
Will virtual reality video turn out to be the next 3D-TV fiasco for the video industry?
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/6/2018
Content offerings are emerging as a new battleground in the Indian telecom industry. In an effort to drive data consumption, service providers have announced a number ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/4/2018
Despite its status as the world's most valuable firm, Apple has for some time been thought to lag its biggest rivals in developing one of today's most valued ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/4/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fox proposes Sky News sell-off; poles not towers for MTN Nigeria; MTS offers VoLTE and WiFi calling.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/27/2018
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/27/2018
Mark Zuckerberg's nerdy awkwardness is both a blessing and a curse. On the plus side, the stereotype identifies the boyish-looking Facebook founder as a bona fide ...
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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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Prime Reading
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 ...
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
Iain Morris , News Editor , 4/10/2017
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 4: Following the Money
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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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