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Exclusive: Microwave Maven Exalt is Cooked
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9/22/2014  |  6 comments
Exalt Communications has shut up shop after 10 years in the backhaul business, Light Reading has learned.
Optical Could Be Next Bottleneck, Warns Alcatel-Lucent CMO
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9/22/2014  |  2 comments
Optical sector has been unfairly marginalized in the communications and needs to speed up its R&D cycles to keep pace, says Alcatel-Lucent CMO Tim Krause.
PaaS It On: Ericsson Buys Into Cloud Startup Apcera
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9/22/2014  |  1 comment
Apcera's policy-based solutions give Ericsson another play in the increasingly varied cloud market.
China Mobile Adds 9M 4G Customers in August
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9/22/2014  |  2 comments
The operator now has nearly 30 million customers signed on for the LTE TDD service it launched last December.
EMC Mulls Merger With HP or Dell – Reports
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9/22/2014  |  7 comments
EMC is considering a merger as its CEO steps down and new investor Elliott Management wants to break up the company, the WSJ reports.
Huawei, China Telecom Claim Virtual CPE First
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
The pair complete NFV vPCE tests aimed at simplifying deployment for business users in China.
CENX Reinvents Itself as Service Orchestrator
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Launched as an Ethernet exchange, CENX is now tackling service orchestration for SDN and NFV.
Huawei Spends $25M on Neul's IoT Smarts
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor has acquired the UK-based Internet of Things startup to bolster its M2M strategy with Neul's white spaces network.
Brocade Debuts OpenDaylight SDN Controller
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
The open source Vyatta Controller is designed to give network operators the benefits of SDN without vendor lock-in.
Eurobites: Telefónica Preps NG-PON 1 Rollout
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad sets T-Mobile US bid deadline; Brocade staffs up for EMEA push; Netflix seeks Belgian partners.
Arris Preps First Live DOCSIS 3.1 Demo
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9/22/2014  |  1 comment
Arris is planning a live DOCSIS 3.1 demo at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo event.
Cable's Great Debate: How to Split Functions
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Distributed architecture promises to be one of the hottest topics at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014, but not everyone agrees on the right way to carry it out.
The Evolution, Impact & Future of 4K
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei's Fixed Network Product Line, takes a look at the evolution and future outlook of the global 4K industry.
T-Mobile, GCI Ink LTE Roaming Deal
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9/19/2014  |  1 comment
Playing catchup ball, T-Mobile strikes its first US LTE roaming deal with Alaskan cable and telecom provider GCI.
Minnesota Gets Giant-Sized Gigabit Rollout
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Paul Bunyan Communications commits to deploy gigabit services across a 5,000 square mile territory.
Photos: Qualcomm Takes Over San Francisco
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9/19/2014  |  12 comments
In its first year away from its hometown headquarters of San Diego, Qualcomm's Uplinq tackled everything from the Internet of Things to LTE Broadcast to adorable little robots.
Operators: Leverage Advantages Over OTTs
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Operators should leverage their network, QoS, billing and big data to compete against OTT players with both consumer and enterprise offers.
LTE Multicast Gets Liked By Facebook
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9/19/2014  |  1 comment
But content providers are less sure there is a business model for the live broadcasting technology over LTE.
Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan fails; Huawei's Spanish signing.
Infinera Targets Data Center Connectivity Market With Metro Platform
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9/18/2014  |  2 comments
After years of speculation, Infinera finally unveils its market-ready PIC-based metro platform, and adds packet capabilities to its DTN-X platform too.
Qualcomm Eyes the Next 8B+ Connected Devices
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9/18/2014  |  2 comments
Smartphones, robots and connected cars are just a few of the device types Qualcomm plans to get its chips in over the next five years.
LTE-A Now Live on More Than 20 Networks
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9/18/2014  |  Post a comment
That figure could double by year's end, with many more operators testing the 4G technology.
AT&T Tightens NetBond to IBM SoftLayer
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9/18/2014  |  2 comments
New extension of AT&T-IBM relationship lets IaaS users also buy automated VPN connections on an on-demand basis.
Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
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9/18/2014  |  3 comments
In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube through their set-top boxes and many of them keep coming back for more.
Fiber Sizzles in Spain as Orange Targets Jazztel
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9/18/2014  |  Post a comment
In Europe, Spain's the broadband market to watch currently.
Cable Show Drops the Cable
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9/18/2014  |  2 comments
Rebranding itself as the 'Internet and Television Expo,' The Cable Show is is inviting digital media, telecom, and satellite TV companies to join the party.
Eurobites: EU May Free Up Fixed-Line Charges
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9/18/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; rescue plan for Phones 4u; BT and TalkTalk row on.
NFV & The Data Center: Top 10 Takeaways
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9/18/2014  |  10 comments
SDN must be open; complexity needs to be tackled at the service layer; automation matters; and more key lessons from Light Reading's NFV & the Data Center conference.
OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
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9/17/2014  |  Post a comment
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport SDN plugfest.
AT&T Brings User-Defined Network to Austin Businesses
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9/17/2014  |  1 comment
AT&T says Austin businesses can soon get on its cloud and change network services and speeds in near real time.
Rethinking Rackspace as a Cloud Partner
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9/17/2014  |  4 comments
Cloud provider backs off M&A plans, but is that the last word?
Atlantic Broadband Grabs Gigabit Torch
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9/17/2014  |  4 comments
Jumping into the Gigabit Cities fray, the 13th-largest US cable operator has launched 1-Gig service in the greater Miami area.
Cisco to Buy Metacloud for Hybrid Clouds
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9/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco snaps up 'OpenStack-as-a-service' startup Metacloud to help it expand its cloud capabilities.
FourthWall Plays Doctor With Set-Top Data
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9/17/2014  |  1 comment
FourthWall Media introduces Precision Diagnostics as a tool for leveraging set-top data in performance management.
Former Qualcomm Exec to Head Google Fiber
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9/17/2014  |  7 comments
The appointment of Dennis Kish to replace Milo Medin as head of Google's gigabit network effort raises questions about the network operations experience of its leadership.
Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
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9/17/2014  |  2 comments
Is it smarter to centralize network intelligence for LTE-Advanced and 5G, or continue the Flat-IP 4G trend of pushing intelligence to the edge?
Orange: NFV Is the Green Data Center Choice
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9/17/2014  |  1 comment
Deploying NFV in the data center is more eco-friendly than replacing hardware, and it will help telcos comply with regulations, Orange Silicon Valley research scientist says.
Municipal Mania: Lessons From Europe
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9/17/2014  |  5 comments
Municipal fiber networks in Europe have had mixed success.
Brocade: There's Something About the Cloud
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9/17/2014  |  Post a comment
As foreseen in the 1998 gross-out comedy, the cloud revolution – along with SDN, NFV and other big networking trends today – aren't linear.
NFV Lets NTT America Flex Its Networks
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9/17/2014  |  Post a comment
NFV helps NTT America provide specialized network services for enterprises.
How Virtualization Transforms Network Needs
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9/17/2014  |  2 comments
Performance, reliability and security considerations change in a virtual networked world.
Eurobites: Sky Deutschland Rejects BSkyB Bid
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9/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jazztel shares spike to be investigated; Uber unbanned in Germany; Berne-Wankdorf latest.
North KC Says Free Gigabit for All
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9/16/2014  |  8 comments
The city turns over operation of its municipal fiber network to a local data center with the caveat that residents will get free gigabit services for the duration of the 10-year deal.
CenturyLink Pushing Faster Service Cycles
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9/16/2014  |  5 comments
Having integrated its network and cloud operations, the telco is working to make its network as agile as its cloud.
Pics: LR's Women in Telecom Breakfast
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9/16/2014  |  9 comments
Light Reading's first Women in Telecom Breakfast brought out more than 75 women executives to network and discuss their role in the colliding worlds of IT and telecom.
Ixia's New CEO to Telcos: Read Up On Cloud
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9/16/2014  |  1 comment
On her first day at the helm of Ixia, Bethany Mayer joins Sprint and Intel executives at LR's Women in Telecom breakfast to discuss how the industry is changing and how telcos can keep up.
Roku Hits 10 Million Mark – Now What?
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9/16/2014  |  5 comments
Roku has now shipped 10 million streaming media players since 2008. Where does it go from here?
Putting Your SDN Knowledge to the Test
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9/16/2014  |  1 comment
The ONF is developing standards that will let you go to school on SDN and then test for certification to prove what you know.
Devicescape Preps Auto WiFi-to-Cellular Software
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9/16/2014  |  6 comments
Devicescape says a carrier in the US will launch its new adaptive network selection software this fall to help get users onto its massive amenity WiFi network.
Cavium Claims Ethernet Switch Breakthrough
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9/16/2014  |  3 comments
Chip vendor moves into the Ethernet switch market with a product set designed for the SDN data center market, issuing a challenge to market leader Broadcom.
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

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INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

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Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

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In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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