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Eurobites: Ericsson Bites Apple Over Patents
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2/27/2015  |  Post a 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  |  Post a comment
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
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 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  |  Post a 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  |  Post a 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  |  1 comment
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  |  4 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.
Report: Sprint to Add 9,000 New Sites for LTE
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2/25/2015  |  5 comments
Is Sprint about to bolster its network with a major upgrade?
60% of World Lacks Internet: Facebook Report
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2/25/2015  |  6 comments
90% live within range of a mobile signal -- carriers just need to get them to connect, according to a report from Internet.org, sponsored by Facebook.
Gemalto Denies Spy Agencies Stole Encryption Keys
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Dutch chipmaker admits US and UK intelligence agencies probably hacked into its network but denies they stole encryption keys.
Cablevision Mulls Going OTT
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2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Cablevision CEO James Dolan hints that the fifth biggest US MSO is mulling some type of slimmer broadband video service as it shifts its emphasis from conventional pay-TV delivery.
Verizon Enterprise Makes Its IoT Play
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2/25/2015  |  1 comment
With new report, Verizon Enterprise Solutions spells out to enterprises how it can help them make and save money with a wide range of IoT solutions.
Telefónica Upbeat Despite Slump in Profits
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2/25/2015  |  3 comments
Hit by currency weakness in Venezuela and restructuring costs in Germany, Spain's incumbent is confident this year will be much brighter.
Is DT About to Blow Our SDN Socks Off?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/25/2015  |  6 comments
It's Deutsche Telekom's Capital Markets day on February 26 & 27, and I'm expecting some big news around its SDN and NFV strategy.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  3 comments
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.
Is FCC Weighing Net Neutrality Changes?
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2/25/2015  |  9 comments
Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is rumored to have recommended last-minute tweaks to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal that would water it down a bit.
HP Gives Carriers IoT Management Smarts
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2/25/2015  |  1 comment
HP takes aim at service provider opportunities in the enterprise IoT sector with a platform equipped for management and analytics.
Ciena Addresses Rise of Web-Scale Dynamics
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2/25/2015  |  3 comments
Ciena announces new chipsets and other offerings aimed at addressing the unique requirements of web-scale networking trends.
Eurobites: VimpelCom Faces Tough 2015
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's ambition; Bouygues Telecom sees revenues slide; controlling drones by brainwaves.
Small Cells Enabling Location Services
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/25/2015  |  12 comments
As indoor small cells start getting deployed at scale, attention is turning toward what else can be done with the base station, including exploring location-based services.
Midokura Beefs Up Cloud Support
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Adds support for VMware, Red Hat and OpenStack, as well as management extensions for open source MidoNet.
VMware Nabs Juniper CIO
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2/25/2015  |  1 comment
Former Juniper CIO Bask Iyer will keep VMware's network and IT infrastructure running.
Comcast Weighs WiFi Plans
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2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast officials are studying ways to monetize their WiFi assets as they continue to deploy millions of hotspots throughout the US.
TeliaSonera Unit Eyes Metro 100G Decision
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
TeliaSonera International Carrier is getting ready to make vendor choices for upcoming metro 100G deployments.
Comcast Sweats Title II Rules
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2/24/2015  |  6 comments
While clearly not thrilled with the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Comcast executives seem resigned to it.
Huawei Promises 4.5G & LTE-M in 2016
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2/24/2015  |  2 comments
Ahead of MWC, vendor pitches details of next step from LTE-A, unveils its LTE-M strategy for cellular IoT, talks up new video optimization capabilities and unveils a digital-friendly BSS.
DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.
TM Forum Catalysts Target NFV Management
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2/24/2015  |  4 comments
More than half of 21 operator-sponsored demos focus on bringing NFV to market faster by solving management and orchestration issues.
Arris Adds Global Flavor to RDK
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
RDK Management is adding new support for Europe's DVB pay-TV technology standard to its software stack, thanks to development contributions from Arris.
Dish Sheds Subs, Changes Up CEO
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2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Dish Network lost 63,000 video subscribers in Q4 after carriage battles with programmers, and CEO Joseph Clayton is retiring.
Artemis's pCell Network Coming Soon Via Dish
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2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Startup promising to greatly improve LTE network performance will launch on Dish's spectrum in San Fran, as well as make its Hub available for indoor testing.
Ukraine 3G Auction Raises Less Than $300M
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Three mobile operators each secure the same amount of spectrum in Europe's last 3G auction.
Comcast to Open IoT Lab in Accelerator
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2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The cable operator connects with Boulder accelerator Boomtown in an effort to foster application innovation for the IoT.
Eurobites: Telefónica Hit by E-Plus Costs in Q4
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2/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica broadens cyber security offer; Danish gig for ADVA unit; Ericsson in WebRTC project.
10 Weirdly Useful IoT Devices
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2/24/2015  |  31 comments
There's no shortage of connected devices out there, yet somehow there's always room for more. Join us for a tour of 10 smart, slightly bizarre things that will make your life just a bit easier.
ZTE's Pre5G Offers a Path Across FDD divide
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2/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor is banking on a high-speed TDD technology for European success.
FCC Panel Debates CableCARD Successor
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2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The first meeting of the FCC's Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee proves that creating a CableCARD successor will be anything but easy.
T-Mobile Gets Small & Unlicensed With Nokia
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2/23/2015  |  5 comments
T-Mobile taps Nokia for LTE-U small cells that it plans to start deploying in 2016.
Taqua, Interop Bring VoWiFi to Rural SPs
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2/23/2015  |  1 comment
Taqua teams up with Interop to better reach rural wireless operators looking to offer WiFi calling, many of which don't yet have IMS deployed.
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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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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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