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Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
Brocade Aims for Global Mobile Domination
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade got into the mobile business six months ago. With the acquisition of Connectem, announced this week, Brocade aims to dominate.
NTT Making Aggressive Data Center Push
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Latest deal makes Japanese telecom giant third largest data center operator in Europe and extends reach of its one-stop global ICT strategy.
Orange Weighs Outsourcing of Africa Ops
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
After signing a major European outsourcing deal with Ericsson, Orange is now considering its options in Africa.
Wheeler: We'll Enforce Title II 'Case-By-Case'
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3/3/2015  |  8 comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler didn't add too much clarity to how Title II would be enforced during his MWC keynote, noting only that it'd be on a case-by-case basis.
Report Sees Cable Capex Heading South
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
In its latest report, Infonetics Research predicts that DOCSIS channel shipments will slip 7% in the first quarter, largely because of Comcast's pending takeover of Time Warner Cable, after a stellar 2014.
5G Use Cases, Pre-Standards Groups Proliferate
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
Everyone wants to have a say in how 5G will develop, with many different groups outlining their visions of 5G and vowing to play nice with the other groups.
5G Visions Dazzle at MWC
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
5G promises to improve your life, not just speed your mobile Internet connection.
Pace Picks Up New Comcast Set-Top
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Pace has filed documents with the FCC showing a new gateway device designed for Comcast's next-generation X1 IP video platform.
CL Cloud: Empowering Channel a Priority
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
CenturyLink Cloud is bringing a new open source estimator and other functionalities to its channel partners, which account for "a big chunk" of cloud sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Cisco's Chambers on Reinvention
Between the CEOs  | 
3/3/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
DT's Höttges Says Hybrid Is 'Not Answer to Cable'
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Hybrid to address digital divide while German incumbent looks to 'super-vectoring' and G.fast for big bandwidth boost.
Cisco CEO: Get Ready for New Digital World
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3/3/2015  |  2 comments
Cisco CEO predicts the digitization of everything will change, like, everything!
Rural Rounds Out Small Cell Forum's Releases
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3/3/2015  |  2 comments
With its use cases wrapped up, the Forum is tackling LTE-U, virtualization, 5G and other technology trends affecting the mini-RANs.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands 5-Country Orange Services Deal
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins move to New IP; CityFibre plans Edinburgh network; deadline set for Danish merger decision.
Cisco Lab Test Validates New IP World
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The results from tests undertaken by EANTC of Cisco service provider virtualization software show that the New IP world is very much here.
Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Pitch 5G Radio Technologies
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are squaring up to each other – in a polite way – with rival 5G radio access technologies.
MWC 2015: Virtual Reality Bites!
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
The GSMA estimates 90,000 attendees for this year's packed show, and that makes for one big cab line!
Cisco Lands NFV Deals With DT, Telstra, Telecom Italia
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
All three service providers are looking to NFV to increase agility and penetrate the SMB market, Cisco says.
Telefónica Taps HP for Unica NFV
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The service provider is looking to HP to provide hardware, software and services, combining the vendor's strengths in carrier and IT networks. Or at least that's what HP says.
Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
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3/2/2015  |  19 comments
VoIP pioneers Jeff Pulver, Bryan Martin and Daniel Berninger, and Telecosm author George Gilder say the FCC's move is bad for Internet innovation.
Facebook Faces Operator Doubts on Tie-Ups
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg plays down concern that Internet.org is benefiting consumers but not operators.
Brocade to Acquire Connectem for Virtual Mobile Networking
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade plans to broaden its software-based mobile networking portfolio with the acquisition of the privately held provider of virtual EPC technology.
More Chips Fall: NXP Buys Freescale
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
NXP's $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale is the latest of many moves taming the wild semiconductor sector.
Google Confirms Scaled-Down MVNO Plans
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3/2/2015  |  3 comments
Google SVP Sundar Pichai said at MWC that the software giant won't be a carrier at scale, but will work with its wireless partners to offer its service to innovate on communications.
Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.
HP Sets Sail for Aruba
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3/2/2015  |  2 comments
As predicted in news reports last week, HP will shell out up to $3 billion for WiFi networking specialist Aruba Networks to advance its enterprise networking ambitions.
FCC Demands Details on Cable Licensing Deals
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
The FCC wants to know from programmers if Comcast and Time Warner Cable have used cash incentives in negotiations to lock online video rivals out of content licensing deals.
Deutsche Telekom Turns On Pan-European IP
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Germany's incumbent carrier has burnished its reputation as an IP leader with the simultaneous launch of cloud-based services in three European countries.
Carriers Debate Security, Privacy, Digital ID
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
GSMA's Mobile Connect digital identity service gets some love as operators call for better privacy and security rules.
AT&T Connects Cars & Trash Cans
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3/2/2015  |  3 comments
AT&T isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it comes to the Internet of Things.
T-Mobile Plans Small Cells as Niche Play
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3/2/2015  |  5 comments
VP says the carrier wants to take advantage of its spectrum with LTE-U, but doesn't have a real need for small cells outside of niche, congested urban areas.
Eurobites: Orange Hints at Italian Tie-Up
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom sells controlling stake in towers firm; Ericsson directs the traffic; Bouygues CEO not dead.
Few in Number, Big in Data
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/2/2015  |  6 comments
JDSU's latest location report shows that 1% of LTE users are consuming 56% of mobile data, and it's happening in less than 1% of the area a mobile network covers.
Nokia Sees off Non-Chinese Rivals for China Telecom 4G Work
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
The Finnish vendor claims to have secured a bigger LTE FDD contract with China Telecom than any other non-Chinese player.
The Three Cs of MWC15
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/2/2015  |  1 comment
My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.
MWC15: Welcome to Barcelona!
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading has arrived in Barcelona in time for some sightseeing and cocktails with 100 of our closest friends ahead of the big show.
VMware Bows OpenStack/vCloud NFV
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
VMware vCloud for NFV lets carriers run clouds on OpenStack side-by-side with VMware's own vCloud.
Mitel to Acquire Mavenir for $560M
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
UC company will use the VoLTE and RCS enabler to expand its business with mobile operators, plus more M&A at MWC.
Cisco to Resell SpiderCloud's Small Cells
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3/2/2015  |  3 comments
In a significant coup for the specialist startup, SpiderCloud's entire small cell portfolio will be rebadged and resold by Cisco.
Telefónica Plots 5G Route Via 375Mbit/s 4G
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Spanish incumbent looks to carrier aggregation for performance improvements ahead of 5G deployment.
Equinix Unveils SDN Engine for Cloud
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Outlines how its programmable network allows enterprises, network, and cloud providers to connect to each other rapidly.
Poll: NFV/SDN, 5G & IoT to Dominate MWC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/1/2015  |  2 comments
According to Light Reading's poll of 900 readers, NFV and SDN, followed by 5G and the IoT, will dominate headlines at this year's mobile extravaganza in Barcelona.
Surveillance Law Drives SDN Test From New Zealand – Reports
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/27/2015  |  4 comments
The long-standing project, which includes Google among its sponsors, transferred to Australia after failing to get relief from a law requiring operators to notify the government of any network changes.
Grande Preps 1-Gig for San Antonio
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2/27/2015  |  3 comments
Getting the jump on its rivals again, the US competitive overbuilder plans to extend Gigabit service to a second large Texas market after launching similar service in Austin early last year.
Light Reading Salutes Leonard Nimoy: He Lived Long & Prospered
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2/27/2015  |  23 comments
Like geeks everywhere, we're saddened to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy.
Poll: Standardization Biggest Challenge in IoT
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
A survey of more than 450 Light Reading readers suggests that fragmentation and a lack of standards is the biggest challenge for service providers wanting to participate in the space.
UK 'Open' Smart City Shows Faith in SDN
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2/27/2015  |  4 comments
'Open programmable city' initiative in Bristol, UK, has SDN-enabled switches from optical vendor Polatis at its core.
Indian Operators Plot Spectrum Auction Moves
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2/27/2015  |  8 comments
Light Reading's guide to who will bid for what during the world's largest-ever spectrum auction, in India next month.
Verizon Takes Radio Dot to Detroit, VoLTE Overseas
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2/27/2015  |  11 comments
Carrier has deployed Ericsson's small cell system at its Detroit regional headquarters, as well as demonstrating international VoLTE roaming with DoCoMo and KT.
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ZTE's Wireline at MWC 2015

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Light Reading speaks with Jane Chen, ZTE's Senior VP of Wireline Business, about innovations in her product line at Mobile World Congress.
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ZTE at MWC 2015

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Dr. Dick Chen of ZTE USA gives Light Reading an overview of what's new at ZTE's pavilion at Mobile World Congress 2015.
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Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech

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At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
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EXCLUSIVE: Cisco's Chambers on Reinvention

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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The Three Cs of MWC15

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My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

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On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
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Going Green in 2015

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Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
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SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
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