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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/1/2018

There’s so much that goes on at the CES show in Las Vegas with its 180,000-plus attendees that you could throw just about any tech topic into a trend story on the …
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/1/2018
2018 will not be kind to some old wireless favorites and one related, much-hyped fad.
So here’s a look at the technologies we won’t have to kick around much longer.

By Column, 12/28/2017
In an age where time demands are so high, “slow” has become the new “down” for both consumers and enterprises using web-scale content and cloud-based applications or …
By Craig Leddy, 12/28/2017
We’ve all heard about them and many of us have made them: complaints about cable customer service. Stung by years of criticism for poor service, the cable industry …

By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/28/2017
At Light Reading’s 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, ‘Three Wise Men’ – Heavy Reading’s Adi Kishore, Light Reading’s Iain Morris and Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com – discuss the ins and outs of service provider video strategies.

By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/27/2017
With 2018 right around the corner, we spoke with NTT Communication’s Len Padilla on enterprise cloud trends such as how SD-WAN will impact the cloud market, where NTT …
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/27/2017
There’s a lot of talk about legacy in telecom, but it mostly relates to existing equipment and processes — legacy operations and support systems, for instance, are …
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/26/2017
Recent hosted VoIP adoption is predominantly an IT-lead initiative in response to an increasingly mobile workforce and demand for integrated collaborative …





























































I Cable Robot: Can Artificial Intelligence Make Cable Smarter?

December 2017

This report discusses cable’s growing use of AI to improve service, including network management, daily operations and customer experience. It includes recent cable provider initiatives for customer care, use cases for data-driven disciplines and a chart of technology suppliers that provide data management products for cable.

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B/OSS Transformation Focus Group: Hefty Budget Increases Expected Through 2023

December 2017

This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are B/OSS experts on Heavy Reading’s Thought Leadership Council (TLC). This group was asked 12 questions about revenue, deployment and technology related to B/OSS transformation. The results show that CSPs are eager to invest in transforming their B/OSSs, with budget increases of at least 5 percent a year through 2023 – even as they acknowledge that doing so will not be a painless endeavor.

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C-V2X: Coming on Fast in the Inside Lane

November 2017

With the future of the connected car up for grabs, cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) systems are gaining speed, and may surpass dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) systems in traffic safety applications around the world. This report explores ongoing connected car test and trial activity, specifically in the context of integrated traffic and safety systems. It considers the different technology options, examines recent car connectivity trials and reviews the emerging supply chain.

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Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Board Picks
Friday, December 22, 2017

Mobile Operators Share Indoor Digital Small Cell System Using Huawei’s LampSite
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Empirix Joins Open Source MANO (OSM) Community
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mobile Big Guns Boast Multi-Band 5G NR Interop
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Huawei, Baidu Team Up on Mobile AI
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Avi Connects Up With Microsoft Azure
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

AT&T Pledges $1B Capital Investment After Tax Reform
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ericsson Wins Telus With MediaFirst TV Platform
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Altice Taps Tivo for TV Software
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

3GPP Completes Initial 5G NR Specification
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Calix Levels Up With Calix Cloud
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Huawei & GSA Detail 5G Solution for Indoor Digitalization
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Huawei Passes EANTC’s SD-WAN Tests
Wednesday, December 20, 2017




































Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco’s Roland Acra on how he’s bringing automation to life inside the data center.

CxO Spotlight – Executive Interviews


Rajeev Suri’s master plan is on the verge of paying off, if the telecom market would only cooperate.


Having virtualized enterprise networks, VMware sees NFV as a chance to crack into carrier networks. Shekar Ayyar’s job is to make sure the company is poised to give …

SmartNICs aren’t just about achieving scale. They also have a major impact in reducing CAPEX and OPEX requirements.

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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they’re part of and personal experiences of individuals.


During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm’s higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.


She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we’ll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.













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