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NEC Wins 2021 Leading Lights Award for 'Best New 5G Core Product' and 'Best New Open RAN Product'

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 8:06am

The Leading Lights winners were announced during an online awards ceremony on October 8, 2021.

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  • The Leading Lights winners were announced during an online awards ceremony on October 8, 2021.
  • NEC is the first and only massive MIMO (mMIMO) Open RAN RU vendor commercially deployed at scale in dense, urban environments*.
  • "NEC is a pioneer and leader in developing end-to-end Open 5G solutions which bring tremendous value and innovation to the market.
  • As an industry trailblazer of Open 5G, NEC is keen to continue its investment and to drive the next generation networks across the world."

Dash Network Launches to Bring In-Depth Market Intelligence and Insights to the Global Customer Experience Industry

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:57pm

Today, on CX Day 2021, Dash Network announced its formation to provide global market analysis and insights focused on technology solutions and best business practices for customer experience (CX) solutions.

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  • Today, on CX Day 2021, Dash Network announced its formation to provide global market analysis and insights focused on technology solutions and best business practices for customer experience (CX) solutions.
  • CX practitioners will require independent, insightful news analysis and market intelligence to optimize the customer journey from product discovery to the point of purchase to customer service and beyond.
  • The firm is led by Clint Wheelock, an industry veteran with an extensive background in market intelligence focused on global emerging technology sectors.
  • Dash Network is an independent, integrated B2B research, events, and digital media platform focused on best business practices and technology solutions for the global Customer Experience (CX) market.

Tarana’s G1 to Accelerate RTA’s gigFAST INTERNET™ Service Growth

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:00pm

RTA successfully completed testing and will begin deploying Tarana equipment to its gigFAST NETWORK service areas across 21 states of operation in October 2021.

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  • RTA successfully completed testing and will begin deploying Tarana equipment to its gigFAST NETWORK service areas across 21 states of operation in October 2021.
  • RTA found that in many cases G1 delivers speeds to their residential and business subscribers that will rival fiber-to-the-home services.
  • We are extremely excited to have Tarana as part of our arsenal and the ability to provide our most remote subscribers with gigFAST INTERNET.
  • About Rural Telecommunications of America, Inc. (RTA)
    RTAs gigFAST NETWORK is comprised of 13,000 Fiber route miles and provides affordable internet connectivity to rural America; enabling rural internet providers, businesses and residents gigFAST INTERNET for their entertainment, e-learning, telemedicine and telework.

Tarana Announces Appointment of Hubert de Pesquidoux to Board of Directors

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

Tarana announced today the addition of Hubert de Pesquidoux to its board of directors.

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  • Tarana announced today the addition of Hubert de Pesquidoux to its board of directors.
  • Currently an executive partner at the private equity firm Siris Capital and Executive Chairman of the Board of Mavenir, Mr. Pesquidoux brings a wealth of experience at global scale across multiple telecommunications segments to Taranas board.
  • His prior roles include CFO of Alcatel-Lucent, President and CEO of Alcatel North America, and senior board positions at Tekelec, Radisys, and Sequans.
  • Mr. Pesquidoux commented, Breakthrough companies like Tarana are uncommon in part because of the material time, effort, and deep skills required to re-think and fully address challenging problems from first principles, as theyve done.

RedShift Networks Scores Two Leading Lights Finalist Honors in Light Reading 2021 Annual Competition

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- RedShift Networks , a cloud cyber security service solution provider, with a unique anti-robocall and UC/5G threat prevention approach today announced it has been named as a finalist in two categories in the Light Reading Leading Lights annual award competition.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- RedShift Networks , a cloud cyber security service solution provider, with a unique anti-robocall and UC/5G threat prevention approach today announced it has been named as a finalist in two categories in the Light Reading Leading Lights annual award competition.
  • Now in its 17th year, the Leading Lights awards are Light Reading's way of recognizing the innovation in and continued evolution of the global communications industry.
  • The two finalist honors are for Most Innovative 4G/5G Business Service and Outstanding Test & Measurement capabilities.
  • "RedShift Networks is proud to see both new and existing customer use cases being honored as Light Reading Leading Lights Award finalists," said RedShift Networks' Co-Founder and CEO, Amitava Mukherjee.

Huawei USA Experts to Lead 5G Discussions at The Big 5G Event

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Huawei Technologies USA will lead key discussions at Light Reading's The Big 5G Event, which will deliver unparalleled insights into the telecommunications industry and the current 5G landscape.

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  • PLANO, Texas, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Huawei Technologies USA will lead key discussions at Light Reading's The Big 5G Event, which will deliver unparalleled insights into the telecommunications industry and the current 5G landscape.
  • The primary focus will be on the implementation, industry benefits and cybersecurity challenges associated with 5G connectivity.
  • Huawei TechnologiesUSAhas a longstanding relationship with Light Reading dating back to 2011, and has been sponsoring The Big 5G Event at a platinum level since 2016, offering its expertise in the 5G space as a global leader in 5G innovation.
  • Spokespeople will emphasize the company's commitment to providing widespread connectivity for all during conversations at The Big 5G Event.

Light Reading's 2020 Leading Light Awards Now Open for Submissions

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

Nominations can be submitted for the Hall of Fame, although the individuals considered for this particular award may also be nominated by Light Reading's editorial team.

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  • Nominations can be submitted for the Hall of Fame, although the individuals considered for this particular award may also be nominated by Light Reading's editorial team.
  • The awards will be presented at a networking dinner and drinks event at the Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas, on Monday, May 18, the eve of Light Reading's Big 5G Event ( https://tmt.knect365.com/big-5g-event/ ).
  • Early bird rates are available for entries submitted by Friday, February 21, 2020.
  • Light Reading is an independent B2B digital media platform providing daily news analysis and insight for the global communications networking and services industry.

Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE to Team Again on 2020 LiveLearning Webinar Series

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 6:35pm

The series, hosted by Light ReadingCable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick, will feature contributions from MSO, technology partner and association thought leaders in the market.

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  • The series, hosted by Light ReadingCable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick, will feature contributions from MSO, technology partner and association thought leaders in the market.
  • The 2020 webinar series will debut on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11:00 a.m.
  • "By continuing our partnership with Light Reading, we aim to ensure that our members have access to top-level industry experts via Light Reading's high-quality, market-proven delivery platform."
  • "At Light Reading, we continue to seek ways to help cable and telecom professionals boost their knowledge, hone their skills and advance their careers," said Joseph Donnelly, general manager of Light Reading.