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Diversity & SD-WAN Drive GTT-Global Capacity Deal
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6/26/2017  |  1 comment
Acquisition lets GTT add greater diversity to its access connections, enabling SD-WAN product to meet more enterprise cloud connectivity needs.
Apple-Cisco Partnership Opens Enterprise Opportunities
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/26/2017  |  1 comment
Apple CEO Tim Cook signals a new enterprise push in a joint appearance with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, presenting possible new enterprise business opportunities for service providers.
Bagel Downloads & Virtual Cappuccinos
Morris Lore  | 
6/26/2017  |  1 comment
The obsession with being a software company is getting out of hand.
Pay-TV Space: More Fragmenting & Facebook
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6/26/2017  |  1 comment
SNL Kagan sees US pay-TV business shriveling more as OTT services and skinny bundles grow and Facebook reportedly explores scripted TV shows.
T-Mobile on 5G: Starting With 600MHz, Looking at mmWave Future
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6/26/2017  |  1 comment
It's not feasible to deploy nationwide 5G with millimeter wave alone, T-Mobile exec suggests.
Soft Loans, Trade Hardball: ZTE Seeks $11B in Credit Finance
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
A financing move by China's ZTE has resurrected the issue of unfair state support for the country's telecom giants.
DT, Chinese Operators Take NB-IoT to Market
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6/26/2017  |  2 comments
NB-IoT technology gets a boost from a service launch in Germany and growing momentum in China.
Empowering Women in Africa – From the US
Mentor Monday  | 
6/26/2017  |  1 comment
Nneoma Nwankwo, a Citi analyst and founder of Empower46, helps bring news of female education and empowerment across Africa to the US.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia to Offer 4.5G in 11 Cities
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR and Huawei test 4x4 MIMO; Drillisch wants to go upmarket; Sky takes stake in video compression outfit; ARM backs mmWave startup.
Post IPO, What Does Altice USA Acquire Next?
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6/26/2017  |  3 comments
There aren't a lot of options if Altice wants to spend its newfound cash in the US cable market.
Ericsson Seals 4G, 5G Deal With Vodafone UK
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor will upgrade Vodafone's 4G networks in southern England and provide 5G radio technology to the UK telco.
Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.
AT&T's Hubbard on the Evolution of SD-WAN & Hybrid Networking
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Rick Hubbard examined AT&T's approach to SD-WAN and hybridization of the network during Light Reading's SD-WAN Strategies for Success event in Dallas.
Have YouTube TV, Will Travel
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
YouTube TV hits the road.
Does AT&T Deserve Time Warner?
MariNation  | 
6/23/2017  |  9 comments
'Deserve' is such a strong word...
CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.
The Building Blocks for NFV's Ramp-Up
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
As the industry looks to aggressively ramp up NFV efforts, it becomes critical for strong and interoperable industry standards to eliminate vendor lock-ins and create a marketplace for best-in-breed services.
Eurobites: Sigfox Gets Its Teeth Into UK IoT
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free not happy with Netflix speed rating; Virgin Media customers put on hack alert; new CEO for Wind Tre.
Brexit to Hit UK-Based Broadcasters – Report
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6/23/2017  |  4 comments
A new report from media consultancy Expert Media Partners (EMP) finds that the UK's decision to leave Europe could have far reaching consequences for its role as a European media hub.
WiCipedia: The Cool Tech Girl & Rallycross Racing
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Collete Davis runs the (startup) world; raising boys and girls differently; stop interrupting me!; and more.
Dropbox Wants a Fiber Network of Its Own
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6/23/2017  |  2 comments
Dropbox is launching an international private fiber network to provide faster file access to its 500 million customers worldwide.
NB-IoT Interoperability a Problem, but It's Being Fixed – Sequans CEO
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6/22/2017  |  1 comment
European chipmaker plays down significance of interoperability problems but says NB-IoT faces a challenge from the growing interest in LTE-M.
European Broadcasters Team Up to Take Down Netflix
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6/22/2017  |  4 comments
French and Italian public broadcasters announce a partnership to create high-quality content for a global market, and compete with the growing popularity of US streaming services.
AT&T Expects 5G in Late 2018 or Early '19
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6/22/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T is barreling towards a 5G network but still wants Gigabit LTE to backstop this new technology.
Verizon Takes 'One Fiber' to More Cities
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6/22/2017  |  5 comments
Details on what Verizon gives and what it gains in a new agreement with the city of Sacramento.
No Imagination: UK Chip Biz Goes Up for Sale
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6/22/2017  |  10 comments
Potential bidders for the company could include Qualcomm, Intel and Apple itself.
Eurobites: UK UBB Providers Cry Foul Over 'Phony Fiber'
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du goes large with Massive MIMO; Free Mobile receives poor QoS review; Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale.
Altice Raises $1.9B in US IPO
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6/22/2017  |  2 comments
IPO is the second biggest in the US market this year, with Altice planning to use funds to support further takeovers, according to press reports.
DT in Cybersecurity – Good but Could Do Better
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Around 1,000 delegates gathered in Munich this week to listen, discuss and clap at random at Deutsche Telekom's two-day cybersecurity event. But was there something missing?
Oracle Touts AT&T Cloud Deployment
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Hungry for attention as a public cloud provider, Oracle lands a major customer in AT&T.
Charter M&A Mishap May Mean $13M Fee
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Charter blames pole attachment problems for a delay in delivering broadband service to more New York homes following the company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable
Netflix's Lesson in Culture Expectation Settings
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2017  |  8 comments
Over-the-top content company cuts its famous 120-slide deck down to 10 pages to communicate its values and culture to those both inside and outside of its business.
Buy American: Will It Affect the Telecom Sector?
Jonestown  | 
6/21/2017  |  5 comments
It's really hard to tell right now.
BT Kicks Off TIP Startup Selection Process
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
With its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centres (TEAC) in place, BT is now evaluating the startups that will have access to funding and get an R&D seat at those centers.
Kalanick Steps Down as Uber CEO
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6/21/2017  |  6 comments
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has caved to investor pressure, making his leave of absence permanent as the ride-hailing company looks for a new CFO and chief executive to fill his spot.
Eurobites: DT Thinks Small on Big Data
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6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy ding-dong continues; Sky/Fox merger latest; the Internet of Ships
DT Wants Majority Stake in T-Mobile-Sprint Merger – Report
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6/21/2017  |  6 comments
Having previously tried to sell its T-Mobile US business, Deutsche Telekom is now pushing for a merger with Sprint in which it would be the controlling shareholder, according to press reports.
Interactive TV: Do We Really Want It?
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2017  |  4 comments
Netflix has launched an interactive TV show with 'choice points' where viewers decide where to take the story next.
Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
Ericsson Moves Closer to Media Business Sale – Report
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor is reported to have hired banks to look at a divestment of its media business and says it has agreed to sell its power modules business to Asia's Flex.
Cisco's Next Networking Frontier: Intuitive Networks
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6/20/2017  |  4 comments
Cisco is giving the enterprise network a makeover, paving the way for automated, intelligent networks driven by policy rules.
Indian Telecom Industry Grapples With Huge Debt, Job Losses
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Decimated by an aggressive new entrant and government taxation, India's telcos desperately need to restore profitability.
G.fast, GPON & the Future of Gigabit Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.
Orange-Backed Athonet Aims to Be Core Rival to Ericsson, Nokia
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.
What's Your CDN Strategy?
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Identifying the best CDN strategy allows video distributors to optimize quality of experience and delivery cost as video streaming ramps up.
BT Tech Chief Makes Plea to 5G Chip Vendors
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6/20/2017  |  5 comments
BT's lead tech executive has issued a plea to the 5G chipset vendors to focus on global requirements and not go chasing after early but limited opportunities.
CENX Names Industry Veteran Kennedy CEO
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Ed Kennedy, a big name in the optical space, will take over the CEO slot at CENX, currently being filled by CFO Kim Butler.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
NTT Claims Largest SD-WAN Footprint
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Company says its 100% software-defined network lets it reach 196 countries with SD-WAN service that is highly customizable.
Verizon, Comcast Prep for TV Ad Tech Wars
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6/20/2017  |  2 comments
With content and connectivity in their arsenals, Verizon and Comcast are putting new resources into advanced advertising tech.
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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