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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/20/2017
The FCC provided some much-needed clarity at today's meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. Speaking on behalf of Chairman Ajit Pai's office, ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/20/2017
T-Mobile reported 1.3 million net customer additions for the second quarter Wednesday as the operator's CEO batted away questions about "rumorville" while saying he ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/19/2017
Corning is buying its way into the enterprise small cell market, announcing the acquisition of startup SpiderCloud for an undisclosed sum on Wednesday.
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Crown Castle is to splash $7.1 billion in cash on a takeover of Lightower, which owns fiber networks in some of the biggest US markets, in anticipation of soaring ...
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Cisco is this month shutting down its small cell portfolio after years of trying to buy, or partner, its way into the market, according to analyst firm Current ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/17/2017
The fortunes of Chelsea, one of England's biggest soccer clubs, and Ericsson, one of the world's largest telecom equipment suppliers, could hardly look more different.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/13/2017
Germany's government is leaning on the country's telecom operators to make a "significant" increase in spending on fiber networks to support the forthcoming rollout ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/7/2017
Despite questions over the future use of the 3.5GHz CBRS band, Qualcomm is currently asking the FCC for permission to run tests on the frequency in its hometown of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/30/2017
There are a couple of terms now showing up more frequently in the smart city lexicon. One of them is "wayfinding," as in how digital kiosks can help citizens and ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/27/2017
Major US operators are now working with unlicensed spectrum to boost 4G capacity and speed: T-Mobile says it has launched LTE-U in six markets, while AT&T has ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/22/2017
An AT&T executive said Thursday morning that he expects that the operator will be able to start deploying a standards-based 5G network late in 2018 or 2019.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/22/2017
Verizon's One Fiber initiative in Boston wasn't a one-off endeavor. Now that the telco has similarly teamed up with the city of Sacramento, Verizon has made it ...
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Web-scale networks automate operations while speeding up responses with ...
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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