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CenturyLink Says G'day to Managed IT Services
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Partnership with Australian data center company lets US operator expand the reach of its managed IT services into five cities.
Sprint Taps Brazilian Mobile Exec to Head Innovation
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4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Roger Solé will also head up Sprint's new Hispanic business unit and become president of Sprint Puerto Rico.
ADVA Eyes Advantages Amid Acquisitions
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA looks to ride rising market segments to take advantage of other vendors' straying focus amid consolidation.
Lightower, Fibertech Merge in $1.9B Cash Deal
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4/27/2015  |  3 comments
Combined company will have 30,000 route miles of fiber in densely populated Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
Marvell Goes 4K With Android TV Chipset
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Marvell's new Ultra HD chipset is a high-powered SoC that supports Android-based TV services and the cable industry's RDK software stack.
Tele2 CTIO Heads East for New Role
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
After four years as Group CTIO at European competitive operator Tele2, Joachim Horn is heading to Asia for his next personal challenge.
Eurobites: Orange Sees End to Price War
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BlackBerry considers closure of Swedish office; Sky Italia receives rebuff from Mediaset; TeliaSonera updates on its workers in Nepal.
Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
EE Flags Worst Postpaid Growth in 2 Years
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
UK's biggest mobile operator witnesses declines in customer numbers and revenues despite impressive growth in 4G and fixed broadband.
Pica8 Boosts Data Center Interconnectivity
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4/24/2015  |  1 comment
White box switch vendor adds support for Labeled BGP.
Poll: Backhaul Presents 5G's Biggest Challenge
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2015  |  6 comments
One third of nearly 500 voters in Light Reading's recent poll on 5G suggest that upgrading backhaul to support the influx of data traffic coming to 5G will be the toughest challenge.
MEF Unites Carriers on Ethernet Interconnect
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4/24/2015  |  2 comments
In two initiatives, the Metro Ethernet Forum is bringing larger and smaller companies into efforts to make end-to-end Carrier Ethernet ubiquitous.
Adtran Is Developing White Box GPON Tech
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4/24/2015  |  14 comments
Access vendor has a slimmed-down GPON product for the virtualized network in R&D.
Comcast Formally Ends Its Bid for TWC
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4/24/2015  |  22 comments
Comcast has officially terminated its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Vodafone Ramps up Network, Distribution in India
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4/24/2015  |  8 comments
India's second-biggest mobile operator is expanding into rural parts of the country.
Eurobites: Metroweb Spurns Telecom Italia Advances
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4/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 adds VoLTE; Telefónica's Canal+ buy cleared; Virgin Media makes workers stand up for six months!
Google Says Mobile Drove Q1 Earnings Growth
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4/24/2015  |  4 comments
Search engine giant overcomes the challenge of the strong dollar to report encouraging growth in Q1 earnings.
Amazon Web Services: $5B & 'Growing Fast'
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4/23/2015  |  4 comments
Amazon divulged the financials for its cloud service for the first time this week. Spoiler alert: It's doing well.
Juniper Sees Second-Half Optimism
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Cost-cutting and cable/cloud customers help vendor exceed analyst expectations despite revenue slide.
CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization
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4/23/2015  |  1 comment
Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
Comcast Reportedly Dropping $45B TWC Bid
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4/23/2015  |  18 comments
Sources tell Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that Comcast is prepared to walk away from its bid to buy TWC after pressure from the DOJ and threat of an FCC trial.
Arris & Pace: More Than Just a Set-Top Deal
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Arris wants Pace for more than just its set-tops.
Ericsson Not Planning Big M&A Response to Nokia/AlcaLu
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4/23/2015  |  5 comments
Ericsson's CFO rules out any large-scale M&A in response to Nokia's $16.6 bid for Alcatel-Lucent and sees OSS becoming big business for the Swedish vendor.
Talking Transformation With Ericsson's CTO
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders visited Ericsson's HQ in Kista, Sweden, to discuss industry transformation and the future of communications networks with Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II
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4/23/2015  |  1 comment
In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
China Unicom Loses 4 Million Customers
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4/23/2015  |  4 comments
China's second-biggest mobile operator is hemorrhaging subscribers and grumbling about a new tax regime.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I
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4/23/2015  |  3 comments
In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
Qualcomm Slashes Revenue Forecast by $1B
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4/23/2015  |  4 comments
Chipmaker hints that outlook is worsening as Apple and Samsung continue to make strides in the smartphone sector.
Eurobites: Big 3 Push for German Spectrum
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN sees data revenue growth; Mobistar Q1 core profits up 6.8%; BT misleads on superfast broadband.
The 5G Clubs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/23/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading outlines 13 groups that are working to influence the development of 5G, including its standards, spectrum and use cases.
Ericsson Sinks on North American Slowdown
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Favorable currency movements flatter results as Swedish equipment maker is hit by a fall in business in its biggest regional market.
Amazon Earnings: What to Watch For
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4/23/2015  |  14 comments
Amazon plans to break out performance for its AWS cloud platform for the first time.
AT&T CFO Shrugs Off Google Fi as Limited
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4/22/2015  |  7 comments
John Stephens isn't worried about Google's new wireless MVNO as AT&T reports a strong first quarter, owing to strength in tablets and the Internet of Things.
Arris to Acquire Pace for $2.1B
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4/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Arris has announced it intends to acquire competitor Pace in a deal worth $2.1 billion in stock and cash.
Adtran Loses Out at AT&T
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4/22/2015  |  2 comments
Vendor confirms it no longer has a role at 'domestic Tier 1 program' as it reports its Q1 numbers.
Google's WiFi-First Mobile Service 'Fi' Is Here
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4/22/2015  |  14 comments
But it will only be available on the Nexus 6 at launch.
Getting It Right: Utah, CenturyLink & Gig Nets
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4/22/2015  |  4 comments
By becoming the anchor tenant, the Utah Education and Telehealth Network is helping spur gigabit networks across Utah.
Comcast Merger May Hinge on Hulu
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4/22/2015  |  11 comments
If Comcast had a role in the decision not to sell Hulu in 2013, it could affect approval of Comcast's current bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Telekom Austria Cutbacks Fuel Profit Growth
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4/22/2015  |  1 comment
Austria's incumbent operator managed to burnish its bottom line despite setbacks across most of its markets.
Telstra Goes Global With Pacnet's NaaS Offer
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4/22/2015  |  2 comments
Following its $700 million takeover of Pacnet, Telstra has launched a global NaaS offering that will increase the pressure on its network rivals.
Eurobites: Nokia's HERE Locates Potential Buyers
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4/22/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes Altice cast-off; Slovakia hopes for $1.1 billion from IPO; Huawei gets Irish FTTH gig.
Avni Lets Carriers Offer Cloud Portability
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4/22/2015  |  1 comment
Avni Software Defined Cloud is designed to let enterprises move applications between private, hybrid and public clouds, and avoid lock-in to cloud providers.
Why Drones Won't Be Putting You Out of a Job… Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/22/2015  |  4 comments
Interest in the commercial drone industry is growing and technology is developing quickly. This is laying the foundation for a range of future drone-based applications, including the use of drones in communications networks.
Infinera Keeps Its Revenue Streak Alive
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4/22/2015  |  Post a comment
The optical vendor posts its fifth straight quarter of revenue growth, and has its eye on a sixth.
Sequans Routes LTE Broadcast to WiFi Devices
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4/21/2015  |  2 comments
LTE chipmaker says its LTE-to-WiFi platform, in partnership with middleware provider Expway, has been tested by Verizon and other operators and is commercially ready today.
Comcast Takes Its Gig to South Florida
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4/21/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast is expanding its 2-Gigabit broadband service to parts of southern Florida in May.
Sky Boasts Record Customer Growth
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4/21/2015  |  1 comment
The pay-TV provider is prospering in every one of its European markets.
Verizon Focuses on Cashing in on LTE
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4/21/2015  |  5 comments
As its LTE traffic continues to grow while the company loses lower-end subscribers, Verizon is expecting more revenue to come from IoT and its planned mobile video offers.
AlcaLu Takes Virtual UC to the Cloud
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
New Rapport platform uses cloud-based software to deliver services or add capabilities to applications as virtualized functions that run on standard hardware.
White Box Switching Enabled by Latest Silicon & Software
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The telecom industry's move to SDN and white box deployments is driving significant changes in the switch market. These changes will likely lead to lower capex and opex costs for network operators in the market.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

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Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

4|23|15   |   08:19   |   (1) comment


In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

4|15|15   |   2:42   |   (4) comments


Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

4|15|15   |   3:17   |   (0) comments


Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

4|10|15   |   02:31   |   (1) comment


Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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