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TWC Broadband Subs Soar, Video Slumps
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10/31/2014  |  3 comments
The No. 2 US MSO continues to shed video subscribers by the bucket even as it scores bigger broadband sub gains, putting a drag on earnings.
SoftBank Man Joins Sprint as Technical COO
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10/31/2014  |  6 comments
SoftBank board member Junichi Miyakawa will take on the newly created role above CTO Stephen Bye and Chief Network Officer John Saw as Sprint deploys LTE TDD in the US.
Eurobites: Telefónica Eyes Slice of TIM Brazil?
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10/31/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary abandons data tax; KPN takes control of Reggefiber; EU does cyber-security drill.
A10 Latest Victim of Carrier Spend Slowdown
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10/30/2014  |  7 comments
The networking vendor reported a net loss, citing slowed sales for North American carriers.
BT Joins Virgin in Streaming Netflix
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10/30/2014  |  1 comment
BT Group has announced a partnership with Netflix to offer the streaming service as an add-on to its YouView Internet TV package.
Verizon: Cloud Users Seek 'Best of Breed'
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10/30/2014  |  11 comments
Latest annual report on enterprise cloud usage shows growing comfort with cloud, driving IT departments to want to mix and match.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
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10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European Internet'; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.
Charter Gains on Digital, Broadband Upgrades
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10/30/2014  |  1 comment
Charter reports robust revenue growth in third quarter, thanks to all-digital system conversions and strong broadband sub gains.
Capacity, Power Savings Paid Off for AlcaLu
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink exec said core network routing choice came down to capacity and power consumption issues
Wheeler Gets Down With OTT
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10/29/2014  |  18 comments
The FCC has issued an NPRM, stating that it will look at redefining multichannel video programming distributors so that the category also covers Internet video providers.
CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
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10/29/2014  |  2 comments
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which is also featuring in the core network plans of all three major Chinese carriers.
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility with predictable performance.
Verizon-Backed Site Bans Stories on US Spying, Net Neutrality
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10/29/2014  |  10 comments
Stories about drag queens are OK, though.
Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
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10/29/2014  |  4 comments
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
Verizon Fires Up FireEye Security Partnership
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10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Verizon adds FireEye to its portfolio of security partners to help enterprises secure their employees' mobile phones.
Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With $4.7B Rights Issue
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10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers on the up; BSkyB invests in 'young millennials' content.
Exalt Communications is Dead, Long Live Exalt Wireless!
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10/29/2014  |  7 comments
Exalt Wireless is born as a new company after managements buy assets of Exalt Communications following a process that is an alternative to bankruptcy.
Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
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10/28/2014  |  1 comment
Bright House Networks will boost maximum download speeds as high as 150 Mbit/s in December and 300 Mbit/s early next year, as it enters the new broadband speed wars.
FTC Slaps AT&T With Throttling Lawsuit
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10/28/2014  |  21 comments
Fair-trade group says the carrier's policy of throttling "unlimited" data speeds after a cap is reached is misleading, but AT&T claims it has been actively and clearly communicating its policy since 2011.
T-Mobile Customers Use the Most LTE Data
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10/28/2014  |  7 comments
T-Mobile's customers are using more LTE data than its competitors, and the carrier hopes it continues in 2015 as it refarms spectrum and bolsters 4G capacity.
Can Amazon Light a Fire [Stick] Under Cable?
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Will the launch of Amazon's Fire TV Stick prompt the cable industry to take a closer look at the tiny set-top form factor before it's too late?
Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
Eurobites: Boffins Unveil 7-Core Fiber
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
Genband CTO Leaves for Consulting Gig
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10/27/2014  |  3 comments
Fred Kemmerer left the company sometime earlier this year, leaving a vacancy in the CTO office at Genband.
U-verse Growth Slows, but Still Gaining
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10/27/2014  |  6 comments
AT&T’s fiber-fed platform records slower growth again in third quarter, but still gains on competitors, while GigaPower accelerates.
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
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10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.
Roku Prepping for IPO – WSJ, NYT
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10/27/2014  |  5 comments
Roku may be gearing up to file confidentially for an initial public offering that could raise as much as $150 million for the media streaming player.
China's MVNOs Hit the Wall
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10/27/2014  |  16 comments
Any hopes for feverish competition in the mobile services sector have been dashed by a familiar financial hurdle.
Eurobites: Vodafone Probes ONO on Tax 'Fraud'
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10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Numericable numbers crunched by SFR takeover; UK safety alert over drones; Ericsson lands Telenor deal.
How Home Hotspots Could Hit Hurdles
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10/27/2014  |  3 comments
Home-based WiFi hotspots are getting hotter, but the potential impact of the public hotspots on the performance of the accompanying private hotspots has been largely ignored.
Comcast Coasts on X1, Data, Business Services
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10/24/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast cuts video sub losses in traditionally poor third quarter, while scoring big broadband, WiFi and business services gain.
Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
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10/24/2014  |  2 comments
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more jobs will go.
Eurobites: Will EC's New Broom Sweep Away Regulation?
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10/24/2014  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Q3; BT shares down following Morgan Stanley downgrade; Deutsche Telekom's M2M drive; royal tweeting.
Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
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10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets help Ericsson increase its revenues and margins in the third quarter.
Juniper Pummeled by Weak Carrier Demand
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10/23/2014  |  3 comments
Juniper is the latest vendor to be hit by slowed carrier purchasing.
Roku Raises $25M, But for What?
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10/23/2014  |  12 comments
Roku has raised another $25 million in private equity funds, but how will it use the money in the increasingly competitive media streaming market?
AT&T: Merger Review Halt Won't Hurt Us
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10/23/2014  |  19 comments
Despite the FCC stopping the clock on review, AT&T says it's still confident that the Commission will approve its DirecTV buyout in the first half of 2015.
Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
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10/23/2014  |  6 comments
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, and it's one that could alter the timeline of virtualization.
Eurobites: Born-Again Nokia Blooms in Q3
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10/23/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; Telefónica's IoT Lego.
Drones Hover Over the IoT Sector
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10/23/2014  |  16 comments
A startup shows how drone-collected data could combine with analytics capabilities to make industries smarter.
Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models
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10/23/2014  |  3 comments
As HBO and CBS move ahead with their à la carte plans, Verizon is working with content providers to hammer out a business model for its planned OTT service.
Brocade Wants to Be Red Hat of OpenDaylight
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10/23/2014  |  3 comments
But Red Hat is already the Red Hat of ODL.
AT&T Adds 500K Connected Cars in Q3
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10/22/2014  |  8 comments
AT&T says 500,000 new connected cars are now on the road and on its network as it adds more than 2M wireless users in Q3.
Infinera Beats Sector Blues With Revenue Jump, Bright Outlook
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10/22/2014  |  3 comments
Infinera met revenue guidance and beat estimates for the third quarter, while providing a positive outlook for Q4.
VMware Touts Strong NSX Growth
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
NSX has more than 250 paying customers and is "gaining significant momentum and industry validation."
Because CableCARD Never Dies
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
TiVo wants the FCC to uphold its CableCARD mandate, even as it seeks a STB rule waiver and Verizon tries to get the entire mandate overturned.
Is Health the Killer App for the IoT?
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10/22/2014  |  19 comments
At an event focused on connected devices, the City of San Jose's CIO suggests a broader purpose for the IoT.
Kroes Decries Divided Europe
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Outgoing EC digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes invokes Elvis Presley, delivers her final speech to Europe's telcos and gives them a right old roasting.
Analysts Warn of Major NFV Gaps
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10/22/2014  |  13 comments
Neither the ETSI NFV group nor the new OPNFV are addressing key issues around orchestration that are likely to bog down deployment, they warn.
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
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Interview With Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

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At the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Rick Talbot shared his positive feedback about the holistic and open approach that Huawei adopts for SDN and NFV. He also found the open sharing at the event valuable as it features different perspectives from Huawei experts, telecom operators, industry analysts as well as security experts.
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Interview With David Snow, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

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David Snow talked about his understanding of Huawei and its SoftCOM strategy at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that Huawei's wide approach combining IT and CT expertise, introducing big data and analytics into solutions and contributing to the OpenStack community particularly resonate with him and make the company stand out in the industry.
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Interview With Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

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Roz Roseboro commented on Huawei's data center capabilities and NFV solutions at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that in addition to covering all three key domains of compute, storage and networking, the company also emphasizes the importance of management capabilities and professional services, which are essential in making NFV a reality.
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Interview With Michael Howard, Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

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Michael Howard talked about SDN, NFV, and OpenStack adoption at Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014. Particularly, he pointed out that Virtual Enterprise CPE is the top NFV use case that operators plan to invest in over 2014 and 2015 to deliver new enterprise services through virtualized functions.
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Interview With Jerry Caron, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis

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At Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Jerry Caron from Current Analysis said that orchestration and management are key to realizing SDN and NFV for global carriers, and the approach that Huawei is taking, with its FusionSphere Cloud OS at the core, is in the right direction to address the challenges.
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Broadband Battles

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This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

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Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

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SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

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Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

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Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

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Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

10|30|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
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