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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of wholesale and data transport services.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/22/2019
The interventions by Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich in recent days show just how much will be at stake in Barcelona next week.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 2/22/2019
The Italian phone incumbent has announced a mobile partnership with Vodafone and is seeking a fixed-line tie-up with Open Fiber as it tries to slash costs while building a next-generation network.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/15/2019
Vendor already has Tier 1 traction, a founder with track record of disruption, the backing of Bessemer and has Cisco, Juniper, Huawei and Nokia in its sights.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 2/6/2019
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw talks to the team at UK operator TalkTalk about their efforts to revamp their all-important support systems.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/31/2019
Activist investor raises stake in Italian phone incumbent in a move slammed by rival shareholder Vivendi as 'opportunistic.'
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/30/2019
Norwegian incumbent plans to reduce capital expenditure as a percentage of sales during the first part of the 5G era as it remains focused on cost-cutting and digitalization.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 1/29/2019
Cato Networks, which bills itself as a 'cloud-native carrier,' scores $55 million funding for its vision of delivering on network agility, where traditional carriers have so far failed with their NFV efforts.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/23/2019
The UK mobile operators are exploring a 'monetization' of their towers joint venture and will further unwind their active network-sharing deal with the rollout of 5G services.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/14/2019
The clash between Vivendi and Elliott over the management of Italy's biggest operator shows no sign of ending and remains a huge distraction from the company's operational challenges.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/8/2019
Despite announcing plans for 13,000 layoffs last May, the UK operator is now bigger than ever, and it generates far less in per-employee revenues than most of its regional peers.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/8/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infracapital acquires half of SSE Enterprise Telecoms; Amazon teams up with HERE for connected cars; BBC plays catch-up with its catch-up service; TIM hires new trio; Ericsson tests 5G with T-Mobile US and Intel.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/3/2019
The US operator cut about 4% of roles across its main telecom business and Time Warner combined, while other telcos in the US and Europe have continued to shed jobs.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/13/2018
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit, Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist at Telia Carrier, discusses the latest shifts in public Internet traffic trends and whether the likes of 4K/8K video, SD-WAN and 5G will impact international traffic patterns.
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Here it Comes – Internet Privacy Regulation
Larry Loeb, Author, 2/22/2019
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5G Isn't Just for Mobile Operators: Ericsson
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Verizon's NGPON2 Investment Starts to Pay Off
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Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
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 ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
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Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , International Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
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