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Eurobites: MTS Income Hit by Bust Bank
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3/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France gets taste for fiber; Telekom Austria poaches Ericsson exec; EE on recruitment drive.
Growth of the 5G Ecosystem
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/6/2015  |  1 comment
Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.
NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/6/2015  |  1 comment
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.
ACA Doesn't Buy FCC's Rate Reg Reassurances
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3/5/2015  |  1 comment
The FCC's Gigi Sohn says rate regulation of ISPs under Title II won't happen. But the American Cable Association isn't reassured.
Ericsson, Intel Target Telco Data Centers
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3/5/2015  |  3 comments
Partners develop data center system targeted at telcos in a bid to replace commercial off-the-shelf storage and computing platforms.
US Pay-TV Providers Pile Up New Losses
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3/5/2015  |  3 comments
In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers shed 125,000 video subscribers in 2014, making it the industry's second straight down year.
Ciena Revenue Disappoints, Metro Promise Remains
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3/5/2015  |  2 comments
Ciena posted revenue that missed expectations, but the vendor remains focused on the coming metro 100G market opportunity.
In the Cloud With Telecom Italia
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
Synacor, thePlatform Tie Multiscreen Knot
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3/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Synacor teams up with Comcast-owned online video publishing unit to assemble a comprehensive multiscreen video solution for pay-TV service and content providers.
Eurobites: Roaming Charges Likely to Stay Until 2018
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3/5/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria introduces LTE-based smart meters; former Virgin Media execs take AIM at turnarounds; Ericsson's small cells go Dutch.
Pertino Cracks Japan Market With Softbank
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3/4/2015  |  3 comments
SoftBank Commerce & Services will serve as distribution channel for Pertino into Japanese market targeting integrators, MSPs and ISPs.
DC Insiders Handicap Cable's Big Merger
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3/4/2015  |  5 comments
The big guns of the pay-TV legal world split over whether Comcast would, and should, win federal regulatory approval to acquire Time Warner Cable at the ACA Summit.
Alibaba 'Planting a Flag' in US Cloud Market
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3/4/2015  |  7 comments
Opening its first international data center in Silicon Valley as it tests the waters for US cloud services.
BICS Preps VoLTE Trials With 10 Operators
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The Belgian international carrier is preparing to meet an expected surge in demand for international VoLTE products.
Sling TV Goes Hollywood
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3/4/2015  |  2 comments
Dish is adding AMC and IFC to its Sling TV channel line-up today and introducing a new 'Hollywood Extra' add-on package with content from EPIX networks and Sundance TV.
New CenturyLink CTO in Major Overhaul
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3/4/2015  |  14 comments
To transform a legacy telco into an 'agile' IT services organization, Hussain is demolishing silos and creating a horizontal company structure.
DT to Bring Smart Home Into Netherlands, UK
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Smart home services based on Deutsche Telekom's Qivicon platform will launch in new markets this year.
DT's Virtualization Vision for Europe
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.
Mavenir, T-Mobile Confirm US RCS Launches
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3/4/2015  |  4 comments
2015 will be a big year as Mavenir says all four US operators will launch RCS, backing up statements a T-Mobile VP made about its plans.
Eurobites: Italy to Invest €6B in Better Broadband
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telefónica's NFV coziness to continue; MTN profits rise on data growth; Deutsche Telekom to push Microsoft's Lumia.
Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/4/2015  |  1 comment
At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
Brocade Aims for Global Mobile Domination
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3/3/2015  |  2 comments
Brocade got into the mobile business six months ago. With the acquisition of Connectem, announced this week, Brocade aims to dominate.
NTT Making Aggressive Data Center Push
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Latest deal makes Japanese telecom giant third largest data center operator in Europe and extends reach of its one-stop global ICT strategy.
Orange Weighs Outsourcing of Africa Ops
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After signing a major European outsourcing deal with Ericsson, Orange is now considering its options in Africa.
Wheeler: We'll Enforce Title II 'Case-By-Case'
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3/3/2015  |  14 comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler didn't add too much clarity to how Title II would be enforced during his MWC keynote, noting only that it'd be on a case-by-case basis.
Report Sees Cable Capex Heading South
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
In its latest report, Infonetics Research predicts that DOCSIS channel shipments will slip 7% in the first quarter, largely because of Comcast's pending takeover of Time Warner Cable, after a stellar 2014.
5G Use Cases, Pre-Standards Groups Proliferate
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
Everyone wants to have a say in how 5G will develop, with many different groups outlining their visions of 5G and vowing to play nice with the other groups.
5G Visions Dazzle at MWC
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
5G promises to improve your life, not just speed your mobile Internet connection.
Pace Picks Up New Comcast Set-Top
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Pace has filed documents with the FCC showing a new gateway device designed for Comcast's next-generation X1 IP video platform.
CL Cloud: Empowering Channel a Priority
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
CenturyLink Cloud is bringing a new open source estimator and other functionalities to its channel partners, which account for "a big chunk" of cloud sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Cisco's Chambers on Reinvention
Between the CEOs  | 
3/3/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
DT's Höttges Says Hybrid Is 'Not Answer to Cable'
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Hybrid to address digital divide while German incumbent looks to 'super-vectoring' and G.fast for big bandwidth boost.
Cisco CEO: Get Ready for New Digital World
Jonestown  | 
3/3/2015  |  6 comments
Cisco CEO predicts the digitization of everything will change, like, everything!
Rural Rounds Out Small Cell Forum's Releases
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3/3/2015  |  2 comments
With its use cases wrapped up, the Forum is tackling LTE-U, virtualization, 5G and other technology trends affecting the mini-RANs.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands 5-Country Orange Services Deal
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins move to New IP; CityFibre plans Edinburgh network; deadline set for Danish merger decision.
Cisco Lab Test Validates New IP World
Shades of Ray  | 
3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The results from tests undertaken by EANTC of Cisco service provider virtualization software show that the New IP world is very much here.
Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Pitch 5G Radio Technologies
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are squaring up to each other – in a polite way – with rival 5G radio access technologies.
MWC 2015: Virtual Reality Bites!
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3/3/2015  |  5 comments
The GSMA estimates 90,000 attendees for this year's packed show, and that makes for one big cab line!
Cisco Lands NFV Deals With DT, Telstra, Telecom Italia
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
All three service providers are looking to NFV to increase agility and penetrate the SMB market, Cisco says.
Telefónica Taps HP for Unica NFV
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The service provider is looking to HP to provide hardware, software and services, combining the vendor's strengths in carrier and IT networks. Or at least that's what HP says.
Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
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3/2/2015  |  19 comments
VoIP pioneers Jeff Pulver, Bryan Martin and Daniel Berninger, and Telecosm author George Gilder say the FCC's move is bad for Internet innovation.
Facebook Faces Operator Doubts on Tie-Ups
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3/2/2015  |  2 comments
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg plays down concern that Internet.org is benefiting consumers but not operators.
Brocade to Acquire Connectem for Virtual Mobile Networking
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade plans to broaden its software-based mobile networking portfolio with the acquisition of the privately held provider of virtual EPC technology.
More Chips Fall: NXP Buys Freescale
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
NXP's $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale is the latest of many moves taming the wild semiconductor sector.
Google Confirms Scaled-Down MVNO Plans
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3/2/2015  |  3 comments
Google SVP Sundar Pichai said at MWC that the software giant won't be a carrier at scale, but will work with its wireless partners to offer its service to innovate on communications.
Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.
HP Sets Sail for Aruba
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3/2/2015  |  2 comments
As predicted in news reports last week, HP will shell out up to $3 billion for WiFi networking specialist Aruba Networks to advance its enterprise networking ambitions.
FCC Demands Details on Cable Licensing Deals
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
The FCC wants to know from programmers if Comcast and Time Warner Cable have used cash incentives in negotiations to lock online video rivals out of content licensing deals.
Deutsche Telekom Turns On Pan-European IP
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Germany's incumbent carrier has burnished its reputation as an IP leader with the simultaneous launch of cloud-based services in three European countries.
Carriers Debate Security, Privacy, Digital ID
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
GSMA's Mobile Connect digital identity service gets some love as operators call for better privacy and security rules.
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Growth of the 5G Ecosystem

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Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.
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Sonus NaaS IQ Real-Time Demo

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Compass Networks Chairman and CEO Matt Bross and Ray Dolin, CEO of Sonus Networks, demonstrate their Sonus IQ SDN solution using a live video conference connection.
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LRTV Talks Carrier WiFi & WiFi Calling With Aptilo Networks

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We stopped by Aptilo Networks, a market leader in WiFi service management and offloading, to discuss the new possibilities with next-generation WiFi calling and why WiFi should be a natural part of any operator strategy.
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NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision

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Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.
LRTV Interviews
In the Cloud With Telecom Italia

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
New Ways of Working

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Hong Kong Telecom's Michael Yue explains how the transformation in its business has changed its customer relationships.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Bridging the Digital Gap

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Boingo's Dr. Derek Peterson explains how ICT can help telcos bring the physical and virtual worlds closer together.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Making the Internet of Things Affordable

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica's Dr. Mike Short explains how the Internet of Things demands a new low-cost approach to connectivity from telcos.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Evolution, Not Revolution

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains why telcos can't be too hasty in their efforts to transform themselves.
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Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success

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NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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