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Cable Preps for DOCSIS 3.1 Debut
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9/30/2014  |  Post a comment
CableLabs is gearing up for certification testing of new D3.1 cable modems and broadband gateways next spring, while Comcast is eyeing service trials in the second half of 2015.
Is Redbox Instant Shutting Down?
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9/30/2014  |  6 comments
Redbox Instant by Verizon isn't signing up any new customers, and rumor has it the service will shut down entirely on October 1.
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
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9/30/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with Accenture; data sonification -- can you dig it?
What China Mobile Wants From 5G
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9/30/2014  |  1 comment
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more than just another industry standard when it comes to 5G.
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
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9/30/2014  |  1 comment
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because they're not using their IT systems effectively to partner with OTT players, reckons vendor AsiaInfo.
Open NFV Group Uncloaks Its Platform Plan
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9/30/2014  |  4 comments
Months after it was first publicly discussed, the Open Platform for NFV project unveils its plans for an open source NFV infrastructure.
CenturyLink Opens Hosting Site in China
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9/29/2014  |  1 comment
Working through partners, US carrier creates hosting presence in Shanghai data center, inside China's firewall.
Bit Parts: Google Invests in Chinese Transceiver Firm
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9/29/2014  |  2 comments
Google puts money into InnoLight; Rockley is hiring; Oplink shareholders still aren't happy.
SoftBank Eyes a DreamWorks Buy – Report
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9/29/2014  |  7 comments
With its dream of a T-Mobile buy squashed, Sprint's owner is reportedly mulling an acquisition of movie studio DreamWorks instead.
GVTC Beats Gig Giants to San Antonio Area
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9/29/2014  |  3 comments
The Texas co-op turns up a gigabit-ready network that passes 43,000 potential customers.
RGB Opens Up Transcoding Market
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9/29/2014  |  Post a comment
RGB Networks is announcing the RipCode Transcoder – an open source transcoding initiative – and inviting cable operators and other vendors to join in the effort.
Cisco Beefs Up Its Intercloud, Adds Telco Partners
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9/29/2014  |  3 comments
As it aims to create a 'cloud of clouds,' Cisco teams up with service providers and offers additional tools, services, and financing options.
OpenDaylight Releases Major 'Helium' Upgrade
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9/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Designed for developers and users who want to start testing and managing SDN in production environments.
Eurobites: EC to Charge Apple With Illegal Tax Deals in Ireland
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9/29/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Trujillo eyes Telecom Italia stake; TeliaSonera's Eurasian troubles; Belgacom streams Netflix.
Exalt CEO: Company Lives On Following Management Buyout
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9/29/2014  |  3 comments
Exalt's CEO explains that the company's HQ was shut down for a short time as management bought out the company from its VC backers.
Comcast Turns Off Streampix
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9/26/2014  |  7 comments
Citing minimal interest from its pay-TV customers, Comcast is discontinuing its Streampix OTT wannabe video service.
Intel Invests $1.5B to Boost Its Mobile Assets
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9/26/2014  |  3 comments
Chip giant continues its wireless M&A push with a $1.5 billion investment in China.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Get Closer
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9/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: VoLTE in Poland; Orange's network-sharing complaint rejected; cloud concerns.
Spectrum Muddle at the 5G Huddle
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9/25/2014  |  1 comment
Everyone agrees 5G needs new spectrum – but which bands should be used? And how?
Facebook Pokes Around LTE Direct
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9/25/2014  |  25 comments
The social network wants to use operators' LTE spectrum to create personalized, localized mobile services for their user base.
US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
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9/25/2014  |  8 comments
Non-profit forges collaboration between network operators and technology developers to showcase the necessity of gigabit nets.
Brocade CEO: Hybrid Public-Private Cloud Makes Sense for Businesses
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9/25/2014  |  1 comment
People who claim the major consumer cloud players will swallow all enterprise data too 'don't have passports,' says Brocode CEO.
Eurobites: BT Opens Next-Gen Broadband Lab
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9/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone develops 5G in Dresden; Serbian operator dips a toe in Clearwater; YouView bags Cisco brains.
HP Launches SDN App Store
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9/25/2014  |  1 comment
The IT giant is working with partners on apps for security, management, and network optimization.
Comcast Plans RDK-for-Broadband Gateway Trials in Q4
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9/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Comcast and Arris are collaborating on a new open source software stack for broadband modems and gateways as part of an RDK-for-broadband initiative.
Brocade Claims 50 NFV Trials Worldwide
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9/24/2014  |  2 comments
CEO expects SDN/NFV revenue in FY2016, as Brocade exec tells investors that the company will be to OpenDaylight what Red Hat is to Linux.
5G: So Where's the US?
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9/24/2014  |  12 comments
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in the development of 5G.
MEF: New Initiatives Tied to Existing Standards Groups
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9/24/2014  |  6 comments
Its Third Network effort will build on close collaboration with the organizations developing NFV and SDN standards.
NFV Can Enable the Smart Home – Telecom Italia
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9/24/2014  |  1 comment
Network functions virtualization can make remote management of the smart home a reality for communications service providers, says Telecom Italia executive.
Saisei Boldly Claims to Double Net Capacity
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9/24/2014  |  2 comments
Saisei claims it can increase network usage from 50% to 95% and eliminate user complaints. We looked up 'chutzpah' in the dictionary and it said 'See: Saisei.'
US MSOs Near 10 Million Hotspots
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9/24/2014  |  2 comments
With Comcast and Cablevision leading the way, US cable operators are quickly closing in on 10 million WiFi hotspots by the end of the year.
Eurobites: EU Roaming Charges Removal Cast Into Doubt
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9/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK boss maps out revival plan; Google faces potential EU fine; Saudi mobile ventures run into sand.
Energy Bill Shocks Orange Into Action
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9/24/2014  |  4 comments
French giant is addressing its power consumption, and improving its customer experience, as its annual power bill trajectory takes it towards $1 billion by 2020, says executive.
TWC Not Ready for Community WiFi
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9/24/2014  |  3 comments
Unlike proposed merger partner Comcast, Time Warner Cable has no plans to deploy home hotspots to increase the reach of its WiFi network.
Cable Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of DevOps
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9/24/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast's Tony Werner believes cable's future lies in DevOps and the cloud.
Accuris Raises $15M, Names New CEO
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9/24/2014  |  1 comment
WiFi and cellular roaming vendor has named former Kineto boss Jeff Brown as its new CEO, as it raises $15 million for Hotspot 2.0 WiFi.
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
T-Mobile Taps Ericsson for LTE Upgrades
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9/23/2014  |  1 comment
Vendor to provide the carrier with a slew of upgrades, including LTE-Advanced features, VoLTE handoff, WiFi calling and cell site decommissioning.
5G By 2020: Too Much, Too Soon?
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9/23/2014  |  3 comments
Is 2020 a realistic deadline for 5G? Not everyone thinks so...
AT&T & Verizon Empires Strike Back on SMBs
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9/23/2014  |  7 comments
AT&T and Verizon are both rolling out new services targeting SMBs with faster speeds and symmetric options – can they stop the cable onslaught?
Gigabit Nets Boost GDP, Says FTTH Council
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9/23/2014  |  9 comments
Study claims that communities with gigabit access have per capita GDP that is 1.1% higher than communities that don't.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Adds to Small Cell Backhaul Mix
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 1,700 jobs lost at Phones 4u; BT signs solar-power deal; Google goes Dutch.
Rovi's Guide Scales 500,000 DTAs
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9/23/2014  |  1 comment
With MSOs facilitating the digital transition with low-cost DTAs, Rovi says its program guides are now on more than 500,000 of the deployed boxes.
Comcast Eyes Augmented Reality Tech
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9/23/2014  |  8 comments
Comcast is looking at Metaio's Augmented Reality technology for possible use in future customer support apps.
Exclusive: MEF to Rival ONF, OpenDaylight With SDN Strategy
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9/23/2014  |  9 comments
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is getting ready to take on OpenFlow, OpenDaylight and more with its own connectivity and orchestration APIs as part of its 'Third Network' strategy.
Carrier-Grade WiFi Still 2 Years Away – CableLabs
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9/23/2014  |  4 comments
Industry organizations are defining the requirements for carrier-grade WiFi, which will make managing WiFi networks more like managing cellular ones.
5G Threatens Mobile Sector Disruption
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9/23/2014  |  7 comments
The arrival of 5G looks set to disrupt both the services and vendor sectors of the mobile industry, according to industry experts in London.
Exclusive: Microwave Maven Exalt Is Cooked
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9/22/2014  |  12 comments
Exalt Communications has shut up shop after 10 years in the backhaul business, Light Reading has learned.
Optical Could Be Next Bottleneck, Warns Alcatel-Lucent CMO
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9/22/2014  |  5 comments
Optical sector has been unfairly marginalized in the communications and needs to speed up its R&D cycles to keep pace, says Alcatel-Lucent CMO Tim Krause.
PaaS It On: Ericsson Buys Into Cloud Startup Apcera
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9/22/2014  |  1 comment
Apcera's policy-based solutions give Ericsson another play in the increasingly varied cloud market.
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A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

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Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
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New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

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As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

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As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
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Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

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Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
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SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

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What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

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High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

9|24|14   |   0:55   |   (4) comments


Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

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Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

9|19|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

9|19|14   |   4:35   |   (0) comments


The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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