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What the Helio? MVNO Is Back After First Flop
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/6/2015  |  4 comments
Well funded South Korean MVNO that went under in 2008 has quietly relaunched to try again with its low-cost wireless service on Sprint's network in the US.
IBM Sows Seed for New Telco Unit, Plans NFV/SDN Push
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7/6/2015  |  5 comments
IBM is building the foundations of a new business unit to focus on communications service providers, according to senior executives, and is set to unleash its SDN and NFV proposition.
Telekom Austria to Announce All-IP Milestone
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7/6/2015  |  2 comments
The Austrian incumbent is due to announce that another of its eastern European subsidiaries has become an all-IP player.
Comcast Opens Up Set-Top Testing
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7/6/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast has released an Open Cable Automated Test Solution, allowing licensees to test set-top features in a simulated real-world environment.
Far EasTone Linked With $2.3B Move for Taiwan Cable Co
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
The Taiwanese operator is reported to be involved in a consortium looking to pay $2.3 billion for control of China Network Systems.
Eurobites: Cisco Aids French Digital Startups
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot disappoints; Proximus dismisses KPN takeover talk; UPC buys Irish broadcaster.
PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road
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7/6/2015  |  1 comment
Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
India's Operators Plan 3G Push
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7/6/2015  |  5 comments
In a bid to retain customers, incumbents are expanding their 3G networks before RJio launches 4G services in December.
AT&T Describes Next Steps for Network Virtualization
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
With wireless traffic growing a staggering 100,000% 2007-14, AT&T has to adapt.
Mellanox's New 25/50/100Gb/s Ethernet Products
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
Arista's CloudVision
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about Arista’s CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
Orange to Be All-IP by 2020, Says AMEA Boss
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7/3/2015  |  1 comment
The French incumbent has an ambitious target for the shutdown of its global PSTN networks.
A&E Launches Lifetime OTT Service
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7/3/2015  |  7 comments
Following the leads of CBS, HBO, Showtime and others, A&E Networks has become the latest major programmer to launch its own online video service, Lifetime Movie Club.
AlcaLu Lands $1B+ Deals in China
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7/3/2015  |  3 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has struck frame agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom for fixed, mobile, IP, optical and NFV and SDN technology valued at up to US$1.3 billion.
Eurobites: Orange Cleared of 'State Aid' Charge
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7/3/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bharti Airtel sells towers in Africa; EE hit by ₤1 million Ofcom fine; France and China get it on.
US Earns Top Score for Women Entrepreneurs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/3/2015  |  3 comments
But the bar it has set is really, really low, according to a recent Dell study.
AT&T-DirecTV Deal Nearing Approval
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7/2/2015  |  1 comment
Bloomberg reports that the US Justice Dept. is ready to sign off on AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV with no conditions, leaving just the FCC to act.
Orange Aims for 20% Sales Growth in Africa
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7/2/2015  |  3 comments
The French incumbent has announced some ambitious growth targets and virtualization moves in Africa and the Middle East.
NTT Comms Plans More M&A, Preps Next-Gen Cloud Platform
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
As part of its global carrier cloud expansion strategy NTT Communications is set to acquire a data center operator in Indonesia and is looking at adding to its assets in Europe.
Level 3 Elevates Security With Black Lotus
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Black Lotus buy will increase pace at which Level 3's DDoS mitigation services develop and help network operator move to predicting problems.
Gemalto Game for Growing Encryption Demand
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Gemalto adds a new product to its SafeNet family to address growing high-speed encryption needs in networking.
FCC Chairman Talks Up SDN/NFV
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7/2/2015  |  8 comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sees network virtualization as a tipping point that will make the impact of the Internet as great as that of railroad and telegraph networks of the 19th century.
Eurobites: Online Viewing Hurts BBC, Prompts Job Cuts
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7/2/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and UAE operator du work on mobile broadband; Dixons Carphone to run stores for Sprint; 'father of SMS' dies.
SoftBank Deploys Procera for Better LTE Experience
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Procera delivers new data perspectives on SoftBank's LTE network in Japan.
Lines Get Drawn in Road to 5G
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/1/2015  |  1 comment
The steady drumbeat of progress continues on as new groups are formed, R&D centers opened, timelines presented and strategies refined for making 5G a reality by 2020.
India Takes Digital Leap
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7/1/2015  |  1 comment
India's government launches an ambitious Digital India initiative aimed at digitally empowering Indian citizens.
What's a Gigabit Good For?
Rewired  | 
7/1/2015  |  11 comments
Eight weeks in to getting gigabit Internet service over fiber-to-the-home, I still can't answer that question.
TWC's LaJoie Leaves Parting Patent Gift
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Time Warner Cable wins patent for targeted video advertising technology.
Eurobites: NORMA Joins the 5G Fight
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Danish joint venture appoints CEO; Interoute throws down the gauntlet; Italian quartet face the music.
Cisco to Buy Security Expert for $635M
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7/1/2015  |  3 comments
Takeover to help Cisco address growing security threats as more devices become Internet-enabled.
Interconnection Deals: Parsing the Data
MariNation  | 
7/1/2015  |  1 comment
Cries of foul play in network interconnection arrangements aren't always as simple as they seem.
Pay-TV STB Revenues Plunge
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
IHS reports that global shipments of pay-TV set-tops generated lower revenues last year for the first time in a dozen years despite a slight rise in unit volume.
Cisco Preps IoT Platform of Pillars & Products
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco completes its IoT story with a six-pronged platform and 15 new products as it gets serious about cashing in on the huge connected devices opportunity.
Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
Icontrol Adds Analytics for Smarter Homes
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Icontrol is partnering with mnubo to bring data analytics to the smart home.
Masergy's Bold NFV Play Is Customer Driven
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Competitive carrier meeting enterprise demand for easier way to connect remote sites globally using fewer boxes, but maintaining performance.
Colt to Jettison Ailing IT Business
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6/30/2015  |  10 comments
The operator says it would not be able to compete profitably in the IT services market without making considerable investments.
NetScout Preps Post-Acquisition Future
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6/30/2015  |  2 comments
NetScout will soon close its monster $2.6 billion acquisition of Danaher's network monitoring and security business, a move that will reshape its business and strategy.
United Goes All-In on Adtran for Gig Services
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Tennessee-based ILEC rolling out FTTH and VDSL to offer higher-speed services to Nashville suburbs and rural communities alike.
Eurobites: Activist Investor Takes Stake in AlcaLu
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6/30/2015  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt wants out of IT services; Orange smooths ruffled feathers in Israel; BT joins Wireless IoT Forum.
EU Agrees to Ban Roaming Charges, Enforce Net Neutrality
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6/30/2015  |  6 comments
European authorities agree to ban roaming surcharges by 2017 and enforce net neutrality from next year while operators urge progress in other areas.
IoT in Action
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6/30/2015  |  8 comments
Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
Microsoft Gives Software Networking a Hardware Boost
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6/30/2015  |  5 comments
'SuperNICs' offload networking processing from hosts, driving Azure cloud performance.
DoJ Stalls Arris Plans to Purchase Pace
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The Department of Justice has asked Arris and Pace for further information as it reviews the planned merger of the two companies.
Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
Ciena Adds New CPE to Its Agility Matrix
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena has extended its Agility Matrix strategy to include CPE supporting virtual network functions.
Sprint Tweaks Unlimited Data Rules in Best Buy Plan
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6/29/2015  |  7 comments
New unlimited data plan with Best Buy includes an update to its terms and conditions that limits video streaming speeds and off-network roaming usage.
Sanctions Bite Orascom in North Korea
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6/29/2015  |  13 comments
Egypt's Orascom faces some big financial and operational obstacles in the pariah state.
Who's Feeding Fiber to LinkNYC Hotspots?
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6/29/2015  |  16 comments
LinkNYC will bring thousands of free public WiFi hotspots to the Big Apple, but who will provide the underlying fiber network?
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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
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Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
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Mellanox's New 25/50/100Gb/s Ethernet Products

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Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
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Arista's CloudVision

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Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about Arista’s CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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