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Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.
CommScope Eyes $3B Takeover of TE's Networks Unit
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Merger would create company with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and generate synergies of $50 million next year, say analysts.
Overture Builds on NFV Foundation
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Orchestration and virtual CPE tools are designed to help service providers boost revenue, cut costs, and move fast.
Eurobites: Providers Square Up to Net Neutrality
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch regulator issues net neutrality fines; TE Connectivity close to sale of network gear unit; Bell Labs' HetNet boasts.
Past Testifies to Future Need for LTE-A Testing
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendors and operators are turning to Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) testing to ensure that their mobile networks are working as efficiently as possible.
Anti-Spoofing Decline 'Bad News' for Security
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Arbor Networks' latest security report indicates that large cyber attacks are on the rise while defenses look weak.
The Rise of Virtual CPE
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
Ericsson Feels US Capex Squeeze in Q4
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1/27/2015  |  2 comments
Swedish giant sees a further dip in US revenues but growth in other regions, including China, helped it to remain steady.
Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
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1/26/2015  |  8 comments
Cablevision's new Freewheel WiFi service will offer 'unlimited data, talk and text' plus access to Cablevision hotspots for a smallish monthly fee, but is hotspot access worth the price?
TM Forum Gets New CEO
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1/26/2015  |  3 comments
TM Forum is changing up its leadership again by appointing long-time board member Peter Sany as president and CEO starting March 1.
Amdocs, ip.access Team for Indoor Small Cells
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1/26/2015  |  2 comments
Pair promise faster time to market and lower costs with Amdocs as the systems integrator for ipAccess small cells.
AT&T to Buy Nextel Mexico for $1.9B
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1/26/2015  |  3 comments
AT&T makes another purchase in Mexico, adding Nextel Mexico to its Iusacell holdings to grow its customer base there.
Eurobites: Future's Not Bright for Orange Brand in UK
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu deploys GPON network in South Africa; snub for Spanish regulator over Orange/Jazztel deal; 'snoopers' charter' fears revived in UK.
Altiostar Secures Another $50M in Funding
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1/26/2015  |  1 comment
Altiostar now has $120 million in funding from Cisco and others.
PICs Get the Laser Treatment
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1/26/2015  |  1 comment
A revolutionary manufacturing process holds out the promise of transforming photonic integrated circuits.
ETSI Throws Weight Behind mWT
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Standards body claims technology would deliver fiber-like capacity and lower operating costs.
LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
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1/23/2015  |  6 comments
LightSpeed joins the ranks of gigabit providers addressing demand in mid-sized communities being passed over by incumbents for higher speeds.
Parks Predicts HBO OTT Success
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1/23/2015  |  7 comments
Research firm Parks Associates predicts that 17% of US broadband households are "likely to subscribe" to a standalone online video service from HBO priced at $14.99 per month.
Verizon Likes OTT Video Prospects
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
With Dish, HBO and CBS moving forward with their Internet video ventures, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is optimistic about his company's OTT plans.
Optical Is Hot in 2015
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1/23/2015  |  2 comments
Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
Infinera Strategy Pays Off, Stock Soars
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
Optical vendor is adding sales, improving margins and growing a diversified customer base, a combination that has lit a fire under its share price.
Eurobites: Portugal Telecom Shareholders Approve Oi Deal
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange nurtures startups; Austrian spectrum row; will anyone download the bride-valuation app?
Hutchison Offers $13.9B for UK's O2
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1/23/2015  |  2 comments
Merger between Hutchison's 3 and Telefónica's UK subsidiary would create new mobile market leader.
BlackBerry Wants Net Neutrality Protection -- That's Just Sad
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/22/2015  |  15 comments
BlackBerry says the US government should make those nasty developers write apps for its platform.
FiOS Picks Up Pace Again
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1/22/2015  |  13 comments
Verizon's FTTP platform sees its growth re-surge in the fourth quarter as it continues to suck video subscribers away from cable operators.
CityFibre Aims for BT's Wholesale Business
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1/22/2015  |  1 comment
Fiber upstart aims to carve out a position as a major infrastructure alternative to the UK's fixed-line incumbent.
Verizon Ready for Google MVNO Challenge
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1/22/2015  |  13 comments
The Google-Sprint-T-Mobile three-way is "just another competitor as we look at it," says the ever-chatty Fran Shammo on Verizon's Q4 call.
New Set-Tops for Comcast, Charter
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
A new Cisco box made for Comcast has shown up in an FCC filing, while Charter has confirmed that Humax will be a second supplier for its Worldbox set-top initiative.
Verizon CFO Slams Title II Regs for ISPs
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1/22/2015  |  2 comments
Clarifying his earlier remarks, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ripped into proposals to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, arguing that such a move would jeopardize US private investment in broadband networks.
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
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1/22/2015  |  10 comments
NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.
Communicating With a Twist of Light
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1/22/2015  |  3 comments
Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technologies could help relieve future bottlenecks in communications networks.
Eurobites: Telefónica Considered Qatari Stake Sale
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU compromise on net neutrality; data-tapping back on the agenda; Tele2 in M2M deal.
Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
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1/22/2015  |  4 comments
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the vendor expects to see revenues grow by about 20% this year and admits to internal corruption challenges.
PTC Sails On Without Us
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1/21/2015  |  5 comments
We weren't at PTC 2015, but our press release-issuing friends were.
SDN/NFV Pushes the Boundaries for Multicore Processors
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Integrated multicore processors offer a cost-effective solution for hardware systems used in demanding SDN and NFV applications.
The New Internet Space Race: Google's Final Frontier?
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1/21/2015  |  9 comments
Google is now backing or actively exploring three ways of delivering cheaper Internet connectivity to the world: satellites, drones and balloons.
Virtual CPE: An Early Mover for Virtual Networks
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/21/2015  |  3 comments
Gets results on a small scale before embarking on a big SDN or NFV network transformation.
OIC Issues First IoT Framework
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1/21/2015  |  3 comments
One of the IoT standards groups issues the first reference implementation model for its approach.
Who Will Own Cable's Content Security?
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1/21/2015  |  3 comments
As the cable industry looks toward downloadable content security, there's a power vacuum waiting to be filled.
Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
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1/21/2015  |  4 comments
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of security systems and executives' confidence in them.
Vodafone Builds MVNO on Elephant Talk SDN
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Elephant Talk scores a big win with Vodafone Spain, which is running its low-cost MVNO entirely over the vendor's SDN platform.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Nordics Services Deal
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: probe into Orange/Jazztel deal resumes; LTE-Advanced in Kenya; more O2 sale rumors.
Pluribus: We're the Top-Funded Private SDN Company
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1/21/2015  |  1 comment
Fabric vendor gets a $50 million Series D round, bringing the total war chest to $95 million.
Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
In December 2014, Light Reading brought together 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, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's strategy in a presentation during the event.
Adtran Feels Q4 Squeeze
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Adtran suffers a decline in sales and profits but marginally beats expectations in tough conditions.
CES Pics: Get Another Bite of the Gadget Cherry!
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1/21/2015  |  4 comments
A second look at the cars, phones and drones at CES.
Obama Skips New Broadband Mandates
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Keeping his critics always on their toes, Obama surprised many observers by touching only very lightly on net neutrality in State of the Union address Tuesday night.
SpaceX Nabs $1B From Google for Satellite Internet
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1/20/2015  |  2 comments
Elon Musk's spacecraft company has received $1 billion in funding from Google and Fidelity to help accomplish its mission of bringing satellite Internet to the unconnected.
Ciena, Cisco Tipped for Verizon Metro 100G
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1/20/2015  |  3 comments
Ciena was long thought to be favored but now Cisco is also seen as a winner, according to analyst reports.
Sky Opens Tie-Up Talks With O2 – Report
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1/20/2015  |  4 comments
The pay-TV giant appears keen on developing a mobile offering to ward off looming quad-play competition.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together 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, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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