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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.
CenturyLink Buys Into Database Simplification
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The latest addition to the CenturyLink Cloud is Orchestrate, which offers a single API into multiple databases for more rapid app deployment
Eurobites: Transmode Powers Liberty's 100G
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice-Oi deal gets EU approval; gigabits on trains; BT's cloud of clouds; ARM's up.
TeliaSonera Profits Dented by Device Costs
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator sticks to its full-year outlook despite economic and competitive challenges in some of its biggest markets.
Huawei Plots Public Cloud Service
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment giant has unveiled plans for a public cloud service that could put it in competition with some of its customers.
ADVA Opens Up Its Security Umbrella
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA expands its network security offerings and collects them under the new ConnectGuard brand.
What if the Comcast Merger Fails?
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4/20/2015  |  8 comments
Here are five short-term implications to consider if regulators block Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Ofcom Releases its 5G mmW Band Play List
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
UK regulator issues its recommendations on which above-6Ghz spectrum bands make the most sense for mobile operators building 5G networks.
China Mobile Profits Fall Seventh Quarter in a Row
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
China's biggest mobile operator is sacrificing profitability to grow its 4G customer base as quickly as possible.
Google Ready to Release Thousands of Loons
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4/20/2015  |  6 comments
Google's project lead for Loon, its plan to use LTE-powered balloons to bring connectivity to underserved regions, says it's ready to start launching thousands of balloons.
Etisalat Profits Lifted by Maroc Telecom Deal
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Growth at UAE telecom giant Etisalat is fueled by a strong performance at home and takeover activity in Africa.
Eurobites: Brussels Wakes Up to OTT Threat
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Intel collaborate on security; BT helps protect connected cars; O2 Czech Republic spins off infrastructure assets.
Broadcasters Eye OTT Bonanza
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
In the wake of OTT launches by CBS and HBO, industry experts see most, if not all, major broadcasters and programmers rolling out their own OTT services in the coming year.
Telenet Buys KPN's BASE in $1.4B Deal
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
Liberty Global-owned cable operator aims to create a major fixed and mobile challenger to incumbent Belgacom.
LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
DoJ May Sue to Block Comcast-TWC Merger
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Bloomberg report says Justice attorneys are making a case that the massive merger would harm consumers and adversely affect video streaming competition.
Verizon Skinnies Down With FiOS
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4/17/2015  |  4 comments
New Verizon FiOS subscription packages will offer customers the flexibility to create skinnier pay-TV bundles.
Nokia to Beef Up Indian Presence with AlcaLu Deal
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4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.
Zuckerberg Defends Internet.org Against Indian Critics
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4/17/2015  |  2 comments
Facebook founder and CEO insists Internet.org does not violate net neutrality principles after Indian web companies quit the scheme.
Eurobites: Nokia Defends French Jobs Pledge
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4/17/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM buys Bluetooth duo; French senate gets onto Google; O2 offers early-access TV.
2G to 5G: Wireless Becomes the Fourth Utility
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4/17/2015  |  2 comments
There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.
The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization
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4/17/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
Startup Avni Lets Apps Soar Between Clouds
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4/17/2015  |  4 comments
Product is designed to let apps scale from and between private to public clouds.
Hutchison Courts MVNOs With Global MVNE
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4/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Hue platform launched amid speculation that Google could be one of the new MVNE's first customers.
Leadership Change in Store for CESRs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/16/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent is close to taking carrier Ethernet switch/router market-share leadership away from Cisco.
Wheeler Pitches Net Neutrality, Incentive Auction
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4/16/2015  |  2 comments
In an impassioned speech at NAB Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urged US broadcasters to back Commission's new net neutrality rules and offer up frequencies for next advanced wireless spectrum auction.
Verizon Scores New OTT Content Deals
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4/16/2015  |  15 comments
Verizon has signed licensing deals with multiple sports networks for its upcoming mobile video service.
LPWA: A Threat to 'Wait & See' IoT Operators?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/16/2015  |  6 comments
Communications network operators need to formulate an IoT strategy and decide if Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology has a place in those plans.
ViaWest Lives Off the Edge
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center operator has been succeeding in second-tier markets away from the coastal big cities, but it's hungry for expansion.
S3 Forecasts StormTest Success
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
A dozen pay-TV providers are now in trials with StormTest Warning Center, the live-network testing system introduced by S3 Group late in 2014.
Telecom Italia Makes Quad-Play Move With Sky
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Italy's telecom incumbent hopes premium content from Sky will help it lure customers from its broadband rivals.
AT&T Makes Case for Open Source Sharing
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4/16/2015  |  4 comments
Unlike software vendors, network operators can't directly monetize their open source work, but it's still vital they contribute code, says AT&T.
ZTE Claims 5G Research Breakthrough
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor claims its pre-5G technologies have delivered a threefold increase in overload radio capacity.
Huawei P8 Launch: Cue Applause!
Shades of Ray  | 
4/16/2015  |  6 comments
The global launch of Huawei's P8 smartphone was stage-managed within an inch of its life – but it didn't need to be.
Huawei P8 Launch in Pics: It's Showtime!
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4/16/2015  |  2 comments
Snaps from the global launch of Huawei's rival to the iPhone 6.
Eurobites: Nokia Promises R&D Jobs for France
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google defends Android; GSMA calls for flexibility on use of UHF spectrum; Ericsson connects solar-powered car.
AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
You Can't Spell 5G Without LTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/16/2015  |  1 comment
5G won't be a wholesale network changeover, which is a good thing, because 4G does a pretty good job already.
Will Nokia Appreciate AlcaLu's Nuage?
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2015  |  1 comment
Nuage is a big deal in SDN, with a strong product and significant customers. Will Nokia value the business?
AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor
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4/15/2015  |  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.
NTT Comm to Open Mega Data Center in India
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT Communications announces expansion plans in India in collaboration with managed services subsidiary Netmagic.
Dish Embraces Netflix, Adds Rovi Voice
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Dish is innovating rapidly with the addition of whole-home Netflix access, a new Vevo app, and voice-control features to its pay-TV service.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: What's Going On?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/15/2015  |  7 comments
There's a lot to take in regarding the planned combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent – here's a quick guide to our coverage.
Live From Vegas, It's 4K TV
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4/15/2015  |  3 comments
Several vendors team up for the first live video broadcast of 4K over a cable system as the opportunities and challenges of Ultra HD dominate show talk at NAB convention.
Intel Buoyed by IoT Growth
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Chipmaker reports flat first-quarter revenues as sales of IoT products offset a slowdown in the computer market.
Nokia to Claim #2 Carrier Vendor Ranking
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4/15/2015  |  4 comments
Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.
Eurobites: Facebook Brings Internet-Lite to Europe
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels goes after Google over Android; Telefónica chooses NEC for cloud support; FTTH in Zimbabwe.
Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.
A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
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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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...

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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

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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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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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Du Puts Its Faith in Huawei's Routers

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Adnan Masood, director of Enterprise MS Solutions Marketing at du, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operator also known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, explains why his company chose to use Huawei's multifunctional AR routers as part of its managed enterprise services.
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Huawei Gets Active in the Data Center

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With enterprise users looking to maximize the use of their data center assets, Huawei’s Chief Architect & Technical Director of IT Data Center Solutions, Bruce Su, explains how the company's six-layer active-active data center solution is eradicating the need to deploy passive, redundant data center assets.
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Blue Consult & Huawei for a Better Solution

4|8|15   |   4:01   |   (0) comments


Martin Rott, CEO, and Marc Metzler, head of sales virtualization, from Germany's Blue Consult discuss their collaboration with Huawei and TrendMicro to develop a secure, scalable IT platform that can meet the needs of the most demanding enterprise users.
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