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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  |  4 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  |  1 comment
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.
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.
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.
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  |  2 comments
Takeover to help Cisco address growing security threats as more devices become Internet-enabled.
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.
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.
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?
BT Guilty of 'Under-Investment,' Says Sky
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6/29/2015  |  1 comment
Satellite TV company accuses BT of parsimony and renews calls for incumbent to be carved up.
Eurobites: Telefónica, China Unicom Double Up on Devices
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6/29/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infinera enhances bid for Sweden's Transmode; Huawei claims LTE breakthrough on French trains; charging mobiles though movement.
Digicel Plans IPO to Fuel Growth
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6/29/2015  |  2 comments
Operator owned by Ireland's Denis O'Brien says proceeds will be used for expansion activities and paying off debts.
OpenDaylight Ships 'Lithium,' Updated SDN Controller
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6/29/2015  |  2 comments
Third major version of the SDN controller focuses on improved performance and changes to reflect changing community needs.
Sprint Accelerates Entrepreneurial Efforts
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6/29/2015  |  7 comments
The startup culture being cultivated at Sprint's Accelerator program is rubbing off on the carrier, as CEO Marcelo Claure takes a top-down approach to innovation.
Bell Canada Unveils Big Gig Plans
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6/26/2015  |  4 comments
Canada's largest phone company and broadband provider announces intent to roll out 1 Gig service throughout the eastern half of the country, starting this summer.
Shaw Licenses X1, Proves Comcast's Influence
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Shaw has dropped development of its own IPTV service and will license Comcast's X1 platform instead.
Altice Restructures to Support Takeover Moves
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Owner Patrick Drahi keen to close more deals before interest rates go up, says financial analyst.
Redknee CEO: More M&A on the Way
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
BSS vendor CEO is planning even larger M&A deals to get his company closer to a $1 billion turnover.
Technicolor 'Magic' Brings HDR 1 Step Closer
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
New solution from Technicolor makes it possible to deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streams to both legacy and next-generation TVs.
Casa Systems Lines Up an IPO
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6/26/2015  |  4 comments
CEO of growing, profitable cable broadband vendor is gearing up to take the company public.
Arista Scoops $50M AT&T Contract – Analyst
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6/26/2015  |  3 comments
SDN player is said to have landed its first major deal with a Tier 1 service provider.
Altice Queries Bouygues' Motives in Rejecting €10B Bid
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Cable company defends its €10 billion bid for France's third-biggest mobile operator after being rejected earlier this week.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.
Eurobites: Jazztel Shareholders Say Yes to Orange Bid
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat invests in OneWeb; CityFibre claims progress in Peterborough; Virgin Media buys in euro-soccer.
ADVA Adds NFV to Demarcation Devices
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
New equipment combines demarcation of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and IP services in one network element.
Average US Speeds Don't Qualify as Broadband
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6/25/2015  |  7 comments
Akamai's State of the Internet Report puts the average Internet speed in the US at 11.9 Mbits/s, far below the FCC's broadband threshold of 25 Mbit/s.
AT&T Commits $3B More to Mexico
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6/25/2015  |  2 comments
The carrier is adding an additional $3 billion to its investment in Mexico as it accelerates plans to build out a North American Mobile Service area.
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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 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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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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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.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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