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Apple, SAP Partner on Mobile Cloud Apps
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5/5/2016  |  Post a comment
The two companies will provide development tools and apps for iPhone, iPad and SAP's HANA cloud software.
Microsoft & Ford Fund Cloud Startup Pivotal
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Ford is using Pivotal cloud software and services to extend into offering mobile services for transportation.
Get Ready! FCC 600MHz Auction Bidding Starts May 31
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5/5/2016  |  Post a comment
But is it really accurate to associate the spectrum with coming 5G networks?
Even in Gigabit Era, Access Fiber Choices Vary
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5/5/2016  |  1 comment
A long-term solution looms in NG-PON 2, but network operators must still make market-by-market tough decisions on their biggest capex spends.
Pace Packs Big Punch for Arris
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5/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Arris first-quarter revenues rise dramatically with Pace now in house.
Eurobites: Sky Prefers Openreach to Ducts, Says BT CEO
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades MTN in Ghana; Vodafone drives online learning in Africa; webmail mega-hack in Russia.
BT to Cover 2M Homes With FTTP in $8.7B Plan
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5/5/2016  |  Post a comment
UK telecom incumbent bows to pressure from Ofcom and commits to a rollout of high-speed FTTP infrastructure.
YouTube Prepping Skinny TV Bundle – Report
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5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Following right on the heels of Hulu, YouTube is reportedly looking to introduce its own live TV subscription service, Unplugged, as early as next year.
Dish Wants FCC to Block Verizon's XO Buy Because of 5G Concerns
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5/4/2016  |  1 comment
Says that the $1.8B buy would give Verizon control over crucial future 5G spectrum in the US.
Huawei Puts Network Management in the Cloud
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5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei's Cloud Managed Network is designed to provide wireless and wired network planning and management for SMBs, midmarket and large enterprises with branch offices, as well as IoT.
AT&T Will Do More 5G Tests in N.J.
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5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T wants to carry out 28GHz and 39GHz tests at its lab in New Jersey.
Frontier: Nose to Grindstone After Q1 Declines
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5/4/2016  |  1 comment
Frontier reports its last quarterly earnings results without the new Verizon markets it acquired on April 1.
Salesforce Targets CSPs With New Cloud Framework
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5/4/2016  |  1 comment
The SaaS pioneer sees opportunities to play a bigger role in the communications market through a new cloud initiative.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Profits Soar in Q1
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS slump dents Proximus Q1 numbers; MVNOs want action on wholesale roaming; clearer charging for broadband.
BCE 2016: Vodafone to Make Waves With Its 'Ocean' Virtualization Strategy
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5/4/2016  |  3 comments
Vodafone's SDN and NFV group head David Amzallag is set to outline the operator's virtualization strategy, codenamed 'Ocean,' at the Big Communications Event (BCE) later this month.
Altice Clears Hurdle in Cablevision Buy, Wins FCC Approval
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5/4/2016  |  4 comments
Altice is still waiting on approval from the New York Public Service Commission.
Cavium Targets Intel With Multicore SoC Line
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The company is adding four sets of families to its Octeon product portfolio. Cavium intends to be able to offer processors with anywhere from 1 to 96 cores, addressing the entire spectrum of applications.
ItsOn Scorns OSS/BSS Rivals as It Snags STC
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5/4/2016  |  4 comments
The Silicon Valley-based SaaS player has added STC to its customer list while having another dig at its longer-established rivals.
Sprint CEO: Our Spectrum Is for 5G
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5/3/2016  |  12 comments
CEO Claure declares that Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum is the low-band spectrum for 5G; will the industry agree?
What's Next for Rovi & TiVo?
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5/3/2016  |  4 comments
How to build a roadmap for 'new' TiVo.
EC to Stop Hutchison Buying Telefónica UK – Report
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5/3/2016  |  4 comments
Hutchison's plans to buy Telefónica's UK business and merge it with 3 will be kyboshed this week, according to a report.
Eurobites: Swisscom Stagnates in Q1
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5/3/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Qatar network; Kudeski buys US security firm; Zain Kuwait buys Sudanese operator.
Dissident Investor Takes Marvell Board Chair
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5/3/2016  |  2 comments
Dissident investor Starboard Value has placed Richard Hill as chairman of troubled Marvell.
Bell Canada Buys Manitoba Telecom in $3.1B Deal
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5/3/2016  |  1 comment
Takeover will give Bell Canada a dominant position in Canadian province home to about 1.3 million people.
CenturyLink Runner Automates Hybrid IT
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5/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Cloud-based orchestration service lets IT managers automate infrastructure operation in public clouds, private clouds and data centers.
Hulu Eyes Cable-Like Bundle – Report
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5/2/2016  |  1 comment
Hulu is reportedly planning to compete with cable TV.
Intel Kills Off Its Smartphone Chip Lines
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4/30/2016  |  4 comments
As part of its restructuring program, Intel has canceled its smartphone chip programs.
Sprint Bags Another $3.1B in Financing
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4/29/2016  |  2 comments
Sprint has grabbed more than $5 billion in financing as it tries to cut costs while adding 4G depth and coverage to its network.
Gigabites: Google Gigs Out in Nashville
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4/29/2016  |  1 comment
Does four buildings a gigabit deployment make?
Amazon & Other 'Big 4' Cloud Providers Crushing Competitors
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4/29/2016  |  9 comments
Microsoft, IBM and Google are catching up, but Amazon has an enormous lead in cloud infrastructure market share. And the other 20 contenders are falling behind.
TWC Sees IP Video Progress
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4/29/2016  |  5 comments
TWC Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus says early feedback from the MSO's trial of an IP-only TV service in New York is 'encouraging.'
Asia's Answer to Netflix Courts Telco Partners
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4/29/2016  |  5 comments
iflix is teaming up with some of the world's biggest operators as it pitches its online video service at emerging-market consumers.
Eurobites: Q1 Core Profits Down at Telefónica
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4/29/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica upgrades metro networks with Huawei; Telenor execs cleared over Uzbekgate; MTS offers towers for rent.
Rovi Reels in TiVo for $1.1B
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4/29/2016  |  7 comments
Wedding complete. Rovi will take TiVo's name.
Juniper's 'Disappointing' Q1 Dogged by Slow Telco Spending
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4/29/2016  |  2 comments
As telco capex spending falters, Juniper is focusing on SDN and greater diversification in a bid to drive new revenue streams through the rest of 2016.
Lucky 13 Sign Up for NIA's Next Interop
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Thirteen companies representing hardware, software and test/assurance interests will participate in the interop, which will evaluate service chaining in an NFV infrastructure (NFVi).
Amazon AWS Reports $2.6B Quarterly Revenue, Up a Colossal 64%
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4/28/2016  |  14 comments
The dominant cloud vendor says it's on track for $10 billion annual run rate.
TiVo Shares Rise as Rovi Delays Earnings
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Is a deal imminent?
Rutledge Sets Stage for New Charter
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4/28/2016  |  2 comments
Charter gained broadband and video subs in the first quarter.
Cypress Buys Broadcom IoT Wireless Unit
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
As Cypress drops $550 million to get WiFi, Bluetooth and Zigbee for embedded applications, CEO TJ Rodgers drops the news he's relinquishing the CEO title.
FCC Poised to Re-Regulate Wholesale Access
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4/28/2016  |  7 comments
Agency seeks industry input on rulemaking that would control pricing of the last mile links sold by incumbents in non-competitive areas.
Comcast Nabs DreamWorks for $3.8B
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4/28/2016  |  3 comments
Comcast races rivals with DreamWorks buy.
TWC Goes Out With a Bang
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
In what's very likely its last earnings report, Time Warner Cable notches healthy subscriber and revenue gains across the board.
Comcast Takes a (Tera)Byte Out of Caps
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4/28/2016  |  4 comments
Usage-based pricing is controversial for fixed-line broadband services, but Comcast's new 1TB data cap should be ample for most.
LoRa Alliance Defends Tech Against Sigfox Slur
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4/28/2016  |  5 comments
Responding to recent criticism, the LoRa Association has insisted its technology is not owned by Semtech and has a much bigger addressable market than Sigfox.
Eurobites: Hong Kong Operator Buys Europe's Linx Telecom
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4/28/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ESA, Viasat launch High Capacity Satellite Initiative; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.
VMware Cloud Boss Skedaddles
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4/28/2016  |  1 comment
Two co-general managers replace Bill Fathers heading up the vCloud Air business.
Comcast Can't Be Beat on Broadband
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4/27/2016  |  4 comments
Comcast continues to build on its US broadband lead.
Eurobites: Ericsson Pumps IoT Accelerator
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4/27/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor adds customers in Asia; BT to trial broadband-only services; du, Polystar extend their analytics relationship; Game of Thrones puts Telia's network to the sword.
Telia Carrier Taps Infinera for California Expansion
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4/27/2016  |  Post a comment
New fiber route marks first deployment of Infinera's expanded metro 100G product line, including the newly integrated Transmode technology.
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