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Eurobites: NORMA Joins the 5G Fight
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Danish joint venture appoints CEO; Interoute throws down the gauntlet; Italian quartet face the music.
Cisco to Buy Security Expert for $635M
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Takeover to help Cisco address growing security threats as more devices become Internet-enabled.
Interconnection Deals: Parsing the Data
MariNation  | 
7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Cries of foul play in network interconnection arrangements aren't always as simple as they seem.
Pay-TV STB Revenues Plunge
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
IHS reports that global shipments of pay-TV set-tops generated lower revenues last year for the first time in a dozen years despite a slight rise in unit volume.
Cisco Preps IoT Platform of Pillars & Products
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco completes its IoT story with a six-pronged platform and 15 new products as it gets serious about cashing in on the huge connected devices opportunity.
Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
Icontrol Adds Analytics for Smarter Homes
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6/30/2015  |  2 comments
Icontrol is partnering with mnubo to bring data analytics to the smart home.
Masergy's Bold NFV Play Is Customer Driven
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Competitive carrier meeting enterprise demand for easier way to connect remote sites globally using fewer boxes, but maintaining performance.
Colt to Jettison Ailing IT Business
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2015  |  9 comments
The operator says it would not be able to compete profitably in the IT services market without making considerable investments.
NetScout Preps Post-Acquisition Future
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6/30/2015  |  2 comments
NetScout will soon close its monster $2.6 billion acquisition of Danaher's network monitoring and security business, a move that will reshape its business and strategy.
United Goes All-In on Adtran for Gig Services
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Tennessee-based ILEC rolling out FTTH and VDSL to offer higher-speed services to Nashville suburbs and rural communities alike.
Eurobites: Activist Investor Takes Stake in AlcaLu
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6/30/2015  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt wants out of IT services; Orange smooths ruffled feathers in Israel; BT joins Wireless IoT Forum.
EU Agrees to Ban Roaming Charges, Enforce Net Neutrality
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6/30/2015  |  5 comments
European authorities agree to ban roaming surcharges by 2017 and enforce net neutrality from next year while operators urge progress in other areas.
IoT in Action
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6/30/2015  |  5 comments
Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
Microsoft Gives Software Networking a Hardware Boost
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
'SuperNICs' offload networking processing from hosts, driving Azure cloud performance.
DoJ Stalls Arris Plans to Purchase Pace
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The Department of Justice has asked Arris and Pace for further information as it reviews the planned merger of the two companies.
Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
Ciena Adds New CPE to Its Agility Matrix
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena has extended its Agility Matrix strategy to include CPE supporting virtual network functions.
Sprint Tweaks Unlimited Data Rules in Best Buy Plan
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6/29/2015  |  6 comments
New unlimited data plan with Best Buy includes an update to its terms and conditions that limits video streaming speeds and off-network roaming usage.
Sanctions Bite Orascom in North Korea
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6/29/2015  |  13 comments
Egypt's Orascom faces some big financial and operational obstacles in the pariah state.
Who's Feeding Fiber to LinkNYC Hotspots?
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2015  |  16 comments
LinkNYC will bring thousands of free public WiFi hotspots to the Big Apple, but who will provide the underlying fiber network?
BT Guilty of 'Under-Investment,' Says Sky
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6/29/2015  |  1 comment
Satellite TV company accuses BT of parsimony and renews calls for incumbent to be carved up.
Eurobites: Telefónica, China Unicom Double Up on Devices
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6/29/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infinera enhances bid for Sweden's Transmode; Huawei claims LTE breakthrough on French trains; charging mobiles though movement.
Digicel Plans IPO to Fuel Growth
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6/29/2015  |  2 comments
Operator owned by Ireland's Denis O'Brien says proceeds will be used for expansion activities and paying off debts.
OpenDaylight Ships 'Lithium,' Updated SDN Controller
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6/29/2015  |  2 comments
Third major version of the SDN controller focuses on improved performance and changes to reflect changing community needs.
Sprint Accelerates Entrepreneurial Efforts
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6/29/2015  |  6 comments
The startup culture being cultivated at Sprint's Accelerator program is rubbing off on the carrier, as CEO Marcelo Claure takes a top-down approach to innovation.
Bell Canada Unveils Big Gig Plans
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6/26/2015  |  4 comments
Canada's largest phone company and broadband provider announces intent to roll out 1 Gig service throughout the eastern half of the country, starting this summer.
Shaw Licenses X1, Proves Comcast's Influence
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Shaw has dropped development of its own IPTV service and will license Comcast's X1 platform instead.
Altice Restructures to Support Takeover Moves
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Owner Patrick Drahi keen to close more deals before interest rates go up, says financial analyst.
Redknee CEO: More M&A on the Way
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
BSS vendor CEO is planning even larger M&A deals to get his company closer to a $1 billion turnover.
What's Next for White Boxes in a Post-Chambers World?
DOS Attack  | 
6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Pica8 and others keep pressing the argument for white box deployment.
Technicolor 'Magic' Brings HDR 1 Step Closer
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
New solution from Technicolor makes it possible to deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streams to both legacy and next-generation TVs.
Casa Systems Lines Up an IPO
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2015  |  3 comments
CEO of growing, profitable cable broadband vendor is gearing up to take the company public.
Arista Scoops $50M AT&T Contract – Analyst
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6/26/2015  |  3 comments
SDN player is said to have landed its first major deal with a Tier 1 service provider.
Altice Queries Bouygues' Motives in Rejecting €10B Bid
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Cable company defends its €10 billion bid for France's third-biggest mobile operator after being rejected earlier this week.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.
Eurobites: Jazztel Shareholders Say Yes to Orange Bid
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat invests in OneWeb; CityFibre claims progress in Peterborough; Virgin Media buys in euro-soccer.
What's in Your Office-in-a-Bag?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/26/2015  |  9 comments
Let us know what you need to bring with you when you're on the road. Use the hashtag #LROfficeInABag
ADVA Adds NFV to Demarcation Devices
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
New equipment combines demarcation of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and IP services in one network element.
Average US Speeds Don't Qualify as Broadband
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6/25/2015  |  7 comments
Akamai's State of the Internet Report puts the average Internet speed in the US at 11.9 Mbits/s, far below the FCC's broadband threshold of 25 Mbit/s.
AT&T Commits $3B More to Mexico
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6/25/2015  |  2 comments
The carrier is adding an additional $3 billion to its investment in Mexico as it accelerates plans to build out a North American Mobile Service area.
FCC Auction Proposal Dings Dish, T-Mobile
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6/25/2015  |  3 comments
Chairman Wheeler proposes not to increase the size of the spectrum reserve for small carriers and to close a loophole that allowed Dish to get a big discount at the last spectrum auction.
Vodafone Hires NFV Specialist to Develop Group Virtualization Strategy
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Vodafone has hired a former Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent executive to develop a global SDN, NFV and cloud strategy in an effort to unify its next-generation network plans.
Comcast Nears Gaming Launch With EA
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2015  |  4 comments
A new on-demand service with EA game titles is headed to Comcast's X1 set-tops.
T-Mobile Tweaks JUMP Phone Upgrade Plan
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6/25/2015  |  6 comments
As part of a series of planned uncarrier updates, T-Mobile is doing away with its $10 monthly fee on JUMP plans and letting its customers upgrade up to three times per year.
The New Face(book) of Carrier Class?
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6/25/2015  |  6 comments
The web services giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google might be defining the next generation of 'carrier class' networking technology.
Staying Productive With My Office-in-a-Bag
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/25/2015  |  21 comments
Covering the communications industry means plenty of travel and being prepared to work from any location – and that requires a certain type of tech baggage.
Indian Data Towers Market to Soar – Deloitte
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Growth in usage of data services will spur a dramatic increase in the number of dedicated mobile towers, according to new research.
Snail Sets Pace for China's MVNOs
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6/25/2015  |  4 comments
Despite its name, Snail is blazing a trail in China's MVNO market.
Masergy to Launch Global Enterprise NFV Service
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Replacing several on-premises customer devices with a single server, for added agility and reduced footprint.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
Between the CEOs
Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

6|23|15   |   12:54   |   (2) comments


Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

6|23|15   |   3:04   |   (3) comments


Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
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NFV: Ready for Prime Time

6|23|15   |   05:09   |   (1) comment


At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
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Tykes Talk Tech

6|22|15   |   02:30   |   (9) comments


What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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