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Key developments from the 4G sector, including LTE TDD and LTE-Advanced.
By JOANNE TAAFFE, 9/30/2014
For the world's biggest mobile operator (by subscriber numbers), 4G still offers a lot of mileage.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
Its dreams of acquiring T-Mobile dashed, SoftBank's latest acquisition target appears to be US-based movie studio DreamWorks.
By Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, 9/29/2014
"T1 is like pizza -- you order it, you get it. The problem is, you order it for dinner and you get it for lunch next day, it's cold, there's no topping, and there's ...
By Jennifer Kyriakakis, 9/29/2014
During the past five years there has been a significant change in the way that people communicate and use mobile telecom services. The advent of 3G and 4G/LTE ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/26/2014
Intel is adding to its wireless assets with a US$1.5 billion investment in Chinese mobile chipset specialist Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
Facebook may be an over-the-top app, but it's warming up to a number of services only a wireless network can offer. The social networking giant is now planning ...
By JOANNE TAAFFE, 9/24/2014
LONDON -- The 5G Huddle -- "Where is the US?" The question came from the floor of The 5G Huddle in London. Certainly Americans were conspicuous by their absence at an ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/24/2014
CANNES, France -- ECOC 2014 -- Orange is putting power consumption management at the heart of its corporate strategy to prevent its annual power bill reaching the ...
By Robert Clark, 9/23/2014
The Asia-Pacific bandwidth market has embarked on a fresh wave of expansion.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/23/2014
T-Mobile is expanding its relationship with Ericsson once again, using the vendor to update its 4G network with LTE-Advanced features and more.
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Accelerating NFV: Open Source vs. Open Process
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/30/2014
The new OPNFV project is bringing open source to the NFV world, which stands to ...
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Why Helium Is a Crucial Step for SDN
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/29/2014
The latest release from OpenDaylight doesn't just push the process and software ...
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What China Mobile Wants From 5G
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With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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Intel Buys $1.5B Stake in Chinese Chip Firm
Friday, September 26, 2014
AT&T, Telus Connect Cars With Mojio Device
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Qualcomm Offers an LTE-Broadcast SDK
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Belgacom Deploys Cisco Mobile Packet Core
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent, Globe Telecom Sign LTE deal in the Philippines
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Brocade Buys Vistapointe NFV Assets
Monday, September 15, 2014
Ericsson Shows Off at IBC
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Nokia Networks Offers OSS-as-a-Service
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hetnet Software Tackles IP Backhaul Automation, Virtualized EPC
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mosaik Acquires TowerSource, Enters T&M Market
Monday, September 8, 2014
Ericsson Opens Global ICT Centre in Sweden
Monday, September 8, 2014
Nokia Networks Expands Small Cell Range
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sprint Adds 15 Rural Roaming Partners
Friday, September 5, 2014
Prime Reading
Small Cell Forum Lays Down the Law
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 9/11/2014
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law shares his thoughts on rural areas, virtualization, ...
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014
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Five new faces have been inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame -- find out ...
Network Security: It's Complicated
Michelle Donegan , 4/28/2014
Complexity is security's worst enemy, says TeliaSonera's chief security officer.
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LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

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Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
LRTV Documentaries
New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

9|26|14   |   4:07   |   (1) comment


As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
UBB Forum News
Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

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Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
LRTV Documentaries
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

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What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
LRTV Documentaries
Putting Broadband to Work

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High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
UBB Forum News
Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

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Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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