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Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
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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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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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  |  2 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  |  1 comment
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  |  Post a 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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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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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  |  1 comment
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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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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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
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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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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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Spanish incumbent looks to carrier aggregation for performance improvements ahead of 5G deployment.
Equinix Unveils SDN Engine for Cloud
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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
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2/27/2015  |  3 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.
Aereo Gets A Kick in the Ass(ets)
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2/27/2015  |  9 comments
In what should finally be its last chapter, Aereo auctions off its assets to TiVo, RPX Corp and Alliance Technology Solutions for the disappointing sum of less than $2 million.
China Issues LTE FDD Licenses
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2/27/2015  |  3 comments
At last! The Chinese authorities finally lets FDD off the leash to add to the 4G action.
Eurobites: Ericsson Bites Apple Over Patents
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2/27/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Nokia team up for telco cloud; eircom revenues fall 4% in second quarter.
The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
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2/27/2015  |  5 comments
Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.
Let There Be Lumentum! JDSU Names Its New Empire
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2/27/2015  |  8 comments
JDSU channels the spirit of the Roman Empire as it announces its post-split optical and assurance units will be called Lumentum and Viavi.
EE to Trial 400 Mbit/s 4G, eMBMS at Wembley
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2/27/2015  |  1 comment
UK's biggest 4G operator to conduct trials of superfast and broadcasting technologies at Wembley Stadium.
Qualcomm Brings LTE-U to Small Cells
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
Qualcomm announces support for LTE-U in its latest small cell chipsets and RF receivers for small cells and mobile devices, as well as showcases how it can play nice with WiFi.
ADVA Revenues Up, Eyes Data Center Prize
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor ADVA reported record revenue for 2014, as it sets sights on the data center boom in 2015.
FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
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2/26/2015  |  3 comments
The FCC pre-empts state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, potentially opening the floodgates to municipal network expansion.
FCC Vote Shows Net Neutrality Strains
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
In a historic move, the Commission adopts a Title II regulatory regime but agrees to forbear from many of the utility-style regulations that Title II embodies. Will that work? We'll see.
US Telecom: FCC's Move Has Global Implications
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2/26/2015  |  2 comments
Agency's chief, Walter McCormick, says reclassifying Internet access as a telecom service could open Pandora's box of international treaty rules.
FCC Adopts Title II Rules
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2/26/2015  |  10 comments
Acceding to Obama's public request, the FCC has adopted the reclassification of broadband service as a Title II telecom service over both fixed broadband lines and mobile networks.
China, US Quarrels Could Get Ugly for Telecom
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
Cisco, Apple, Citrix and other vendors are off the approved list for Chinese government procurement.
Avago Eyes Enterprise Storage With Emulex Buy
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
The semiconductor supplier has purchased storage networking vendor Emulex for $606 million to up its game in enterprise storage.
Cablevision CEO Shrugs Off Title II
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
While other top US cable and telco executives fear the worst about the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Cablevision Systems CEO James Dolan is pretty blasé about it.
Eurobites: Colt Hurt by Fall in Voice Revenue
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google combines European subsidiaries; O2 launches browser version of Tu Go; speedy 5G.
HP in Talks to Buy Aruba – Report
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
HP is believed to be in discussions to acquire WiFi networking vendor Aruba and could announce it at Mobile World Congress.
T-Mobile US Spurs Growth at Deutsche Telekom
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest operator had its US business to thank for sales and earnings growth in 2014, with all other units reporting revenue declines.
Deutsche Telekom Outlines Its RCS Evolution
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
DT's head of messaging explains how the carrier went from having an RCS app to an integrated service and details what's next on its RCS roadmap.
Jibe Hub, Fring Alliance & More RCS Action at MWC
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2/26/2015  |  2 comments
Jibe will be demonstrating RCS interoperability with DT, KPN, Vodafone, Sprint and Telefonica, as RCS slowly starts to get deployed across the globe.
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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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Time for Gigabit Europe?

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Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
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Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
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Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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