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T-Mobile: Google Fi Will Bring Profits, New Ideas
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4/28/2015  |  2 comments
T-Mobile executives say the partnership with Google will be profitable and will let the two share ideas for new services and offers.
BICS Looks to MVNOs, OTTs for Growth
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4/28/2015  |  Post a comment
BICS CEO Daniel Kurgan believes the operator can flourish by selling value-added services to new customer segments.
Why is Verizon Fighting With Programmers?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/28/2015  |  3 comments
Industry analysts wonder why Verizon seems to be picking fights with ESPN and other major programmers over its new FiOS skinny TV bundle.
T-Mobile Beats Sprint on Subs, Eyes Verizon on Network
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4/28/2015  |  3 comments
With 1.8 million customer additions in Q1, T-Mobile has likely overtaken Sprint in subscribers, and now it's planning on taking down Verizon on its 'best network' claims.
RDK Spreads Its Wings
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4/28/2015  |  1 comment
The number of licensees for the cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) IP video software stack has grown by more than 60% over the last year.
Verizon Builds Key Vendors Into SDN Strategy
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4/28/2015  |  11 comments
Network operator plans to converge its wireless and wireline operations with the aid of AlcaLu, Cisco, Nokia, Ericsson and Juniper.
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution
Between the CEOs  | 
4/28/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Eurobites: Nokia Quashes Handsets Rumor
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4/28/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.
Orange Earnings Dip on Price Competition
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4/28/2015  |  Post a comment
French incumbent reports a fall in revenues and profits despite growth in its customer base.
Customer Care Bills to Soar, Says AetherPal
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4/28/2015  |  1 comment
Startup claims its forthcoming self-care service could protect operator margins as device complexity grows.
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  |  1 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  |  3 comments
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  |  23 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  |  11 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  |  5 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
LRTV Interviews  | 
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
LRTV Interviews  | 
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.
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Between the CEOs
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

4|28|15   |   10:32   |   (1) comment


Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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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

4|23|15   |   05:41   |   (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.
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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

4|16|15   |   3:54   |   (0) comments


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

4|15|15   |   6:22   |   (0) comments


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

4|15|15   |   2:02   |   (0) comments


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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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...