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Rio Sees Olympian Growth in Mobile Traffic
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8/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Mobile data usage has soared in the six years between the soccer World Cup in South Africa and this year's Olympics in Rio, according to Syniverse.
Comcast & OpenStack by the Numbers
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8/24/2016  |  1 comment
Just how big is Comcast's OpenStack commitment?
SPs on SDN: This Stuff Ain't Easy
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8/24/2016  |  2 comments
CenturyLink and Perseus execs share real-world experiences, reminding everyone there are no easy paths to virtualization.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Encrypted Messaging Services
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8/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet targets wholesale market; Nokia rolls out 4G in Myanmar for Ooredoo; Opera offers VPN for Android; Inea offers 1Gbit/s Internet in Poland.
Google's Dreaming of VR in September – Report
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8/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Who needs a widely adopted TV operating system when you can develop the next virtual reality OS?
T&M Enables, Is Changed By, NFV – Report
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8/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Just as the move to NFV is transforming operators, it is transforming T&M vendors, who find themselves having to respond to the challenge of virtualization.
LR Poll: Will Backhaul Be 5G's Bogeyman?
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8/24/2016  |  3 comments
In our latest poll, backhaul was cited as the most likely cause of 5G bottlenecks.
The VoIP Dilemma of India's Telcos
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8/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Is VoIP a threat or an opportunity for India's service providers?
Arista Banned From Importing Products – Cisco
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8/23/2016  |  3 comments
Cisco says Arista can't bring products into the US, as a result of ongoing intellectual property litigation by Cisco against Arista.
Adtran Adds Control & Orchestration to Mosaic
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8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Adtran's Mosaic Cloud Platform adds control and orchestration capabilities to its Mosaic SD-Access platform so that service providers can orchestrate on-demand provisioning of services, applications and resources across the entire network.
NTT America Rides Channel Down Market
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8/23/2016  |  3 comments
Company moving down market to offer a wholesale version of services to small to midsized businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies.
CCIA Counter-Attacks on Set-Top Proposal
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8/23/2016  |  3 comments
Internet and CE companies say the problems of 'Unlock the Box' can be solved with digital certificates, and that the latest MVPD compromise proposal still doesn't do enough to promote competition.
Siris Capital Takes Xura Private in $643M Deal
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8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Xura, formerly known as Comverse, has been acquired by Siris Capital Group for $643 million.
'Most Wanted' Kobi Comes Home
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8/23/2016  |  5 comments
Former Comverse CEO and long-time fugitive Kobi Alexander is returning to the US to face charges, according to CNBC.
Vodafone, Idea Exploring Merger – Report
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8/23/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone and Idea Cellular are reported to be in talks about a potential merger of their operations.
Eurobites: Elisa, Huawei Claim 4G Breakthrough
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8/23/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 ups its IoT game with Kombridge acquisition; MegaFon teams up with Mastercard for mobile payment card; Deutsche Telekom adds Qivicon partners.
China Telecom Sees Sales Rise on 4G Take-Up
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8/23/2016  |  1 comment
Operator flags growth in mobile and fixed broadband businesses but remains a long way behind market leader China Mobile.
Arista Launches Real-Time Telemetry for Cloud Networks
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8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Joins a field of vendors looking to automate network management in real time.
Kontena Launches Container Platform, Banks Seed Funding
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8/23/2016  |  Post a comment
The container platform is intended to provide an easier alternative to the likes of Docker, Kubernetes and Heroku.
Changes Ahead for New Charter Markets
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8/23/2016  |  4 comments
And customers aren't going to like them all.
The NB-IoT Train Is Coming
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8/22/2016  |  2 comments
Can LPWA technologies that use unlicensed spectrum withstand the arrival of NB-IoT?
Rovi to Close on TiVo September 7
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8/22/2016  |  3 comments
Rovi signs patent licensing deal with Dish Network and pinpoints September 7 as the closing date for its acquisition of TiVo.
Eurobites: Telia Carrier Puts Göjeryd in Charge
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8/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight wins in Abu Dhabi; Square staffs up for Europe; Mediaset files suit against Vivendi; Pokémon GOes, but comes back.
Ciena Buoyed by 100G+ Metro Demand – Analyst
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8/22/2016  |  1 comment
Optical equipment maker is set for a strong run of results thanks to growing demand from a number of large US operators.
Cisco Developing 'Monica' Digital Assistant
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8/22/2016  |  18 comments
Monica is a digital assistant like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, but built for business.
InfoVista Bulks Up With $45M Acquisition of Ascom's Network Testing Unit
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8/22/2016  |  1 comment
French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.
Rocket Fiber Lights Up Detroit With Gigabit
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8/22/2016  |  6 comments
Detroit has its problems, for sure, but today 10 Gigabit access is not one of them thanks to a startup service provider called Rocket Fiber.
Gigabites: New Map Pinpoints 500+ Gig Sites
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8/19/2016  |  3 comments
Viavi's new Gigabit Monitor mapping tool is valuable, but far from complete.
Rural China Props Up 2Q Smartphone Growth
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Emerging market demand for lower-cost devices fueled second-quarter growth in smartphone shipments, according to GfK.
OPNFV Seeks More CSP Input
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
New advisory group will gather requirements even from non-member companies.
DT, SK Telecom Plot 'Global' 5G Trials
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
German and South Korean operators to launch a 'transcontinental' 5G trial network.
AT&T: What Is 'Open Source,' Anyway?
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8/19/2016  |  3 comments
The company has defined three 'key characteristics' to make sure open source software lives up to the label.
Eurobites: Ericsson Chairman in the Firing Line
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8/19/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Volvo and Uber team up on self-driving cars; BT tries out long-range VDSL; Virgin Media to raise fees, again.
FCC's 600MHz Auction Hits $10B+ in First Week
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8/19/2016  |  3 comments
But will the auction live up to TV broadcasters' expectations?
Oh-Oh! 5G Phones Will Lag 5G Networks
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8/18/2016  |  4 comments
One of the direct benefits of deploying 5G is supposed to be 5G networks' ability to easily handle that traffic with throughputs of 5 Gbits/s or better. That won't be the case for some time after 5G networks have been deployed, however.
Dish to Mix OTA & OTT in Sling AirTV – Report
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8/18/2016  |  1 comment
New AirTV box reportedly set to launch in September.
US Ignite Sets Stage for Smart Cities
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.
Verizon Lures SMBs With Mobile-First Plan
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New OneTalk service unites wireless and wireline voice in an offer that Verizon claims is more elegant and efficient than current plans.
Russia's MTS Sees Profits Halve, Cuts Guidance
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Operator blames growing competition and a tough macroeconomic environment for a decline in profits, but continues to report sales growth.
Eurobites: BT, Nokia Buddy Up on 5G
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8/18/2016  |  3 comments
In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.
Cisco Throws 5,500 Overboard on Cruise to Richer Waters
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8/17/2016  |  8 comments
Resumes a grim summer layoffs tradition.
Intel Shipping Silicon Photonic Modules
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Intel has been shipping its silicon photonic interconnect modules since June. One of the first customers is Microsoft.
Intel Gives Up ARM Wrestling
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8/17/2016  |  4 comments
The narrative about the battle between Intel Corp. and ARM Holdings took an unexpected twist today when Intel announced that it had licensed ARM. LG Electronics Inc. will be one of Intel's first customers.
China Unicom Upbeat Despite Falling H1 Profits
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8/17/2016  |  1 comment
China's smallest 4G operator flags an improvement in its business performance despite tumbling profits.
Slow Roll Builds for DOCSIS 3.1
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8/17/2016  |  6 comments
The DOCSIS 3.1 deployment plans are piling up.
CenturyLink Blurs the Lines Between Data Center & Carrier Hotel
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8/17/2016  |  5 comments
Network operator touts diversity of competing connections into its own data centers and the strong interconnection business happening there.
Infinera Hooks Up to Lumentum's Optical White Box
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8/17/2016  |  2 comments
Systems and components vendors team up on baby step for 'open' optical networking.
Eurobites: Ericsson Offloads 2G, 3G R&D Staff
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8/17/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Intel gives up ARM wrestling; Telenor plans AI lab; Nokia boasts 100G success; Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress.
Intel Working With NEC, AT&T on NFV
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8/17/2016  |  1 comment
Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T that involves packet processing optimization, and the other with NEC on C-RAN. Both collaborations are all about NFV.
Cisco Set to Cut 14,000 Jobs – Report
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8/17/2016  |  1 comment
World's biggest maker of IP equipment is set to slash employee numbers as it plans for a software-defined future, according to a report.
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