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NB-IoT Interoperability a Problem, but It's Being Fixed – Sequans CEO
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
European chipmaker plays down significance of interoperability problems but says NB-IoT faces a challenge from the growing interest in LTE-M.
European Broadcasters Team Up to Take Down Netflix
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
French and Italian public broadcasters announce a partnership to create high-quality content for a global market, and compete with the growing popularity of US streaming services.
AT&T Expects 5G in Late 2018 or Early '19
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6/22/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T is barreling towards a 5G network but still wants Gigabit LTE to backstop this new technology.
No Imagination: UK Chip Biz Goes Up for Sale
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6/22/2017  |  1 comment
Potential bidders for the company could include Qualcomm, Intel and Apple itself.
Eurobites: UK UBB Providers Cry Foul Over 'Phony Fiber'
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du goes large with Massive MIMO; Free Mobile receives poor QoS review; Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale.
Altice Raises $1.9B in US IPO
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
IPO is the second biggest in the US market this year, with Altice planning to use funds to support further takeovers, according to press reports.
Verizon Takes 'One Fiber' to More Cities
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6/22/2017  |  1 comment
Details on what Verizon gives and what it gains in a new agreement with the city of Sacramento.
Charter M&A Mishap May Mean $13M Fee
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Charter blames pole attachment problems for a delay in delivering broadband service to more New York homes following the company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable
BT Kicks Off TIP Startup Selection Process
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
With its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centres (TEAC) in place, BT is now evaluating the startups that will have access to funding and get an R&D seat at those centers.
Kalanick Steps Down as Uber CEO
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6/21/2017  |  5 comments
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has caved to investor pressure, making his leave of absence permanent as the ride-hailing company looks for a new CFO and chief executive to fill his spot.
Eurobites: DT Thinks Small on Big Data
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy ding-dong continues; Sky/Fox merger latest; the Internet of Ships
DT Wants Majority Stake in T-Mobile-Sprint Merger – Report
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6/21/2017  |  6 comments
Having previously tried to sell its T-Mobile US business, Deutsche Telekom is now pushing for a merger with Sprint in which it would be the controlling shareholder, according to press reports.
Interactive TV: Do We Really Want It?
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6/21/2017  |  3 comments
Netflix has launched an interactive TV show with 'choice points' where viewers decide where to take the story next.
Ericsson Moves Closer to Media Business Sale – Report
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Swedish vendor is reported to have hired banks to look at a divestment of its media business and says it has agreed to sell its power modules business to Asia's Flex.
Cisco's Next Networking Frontier: Intuitive Networks
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6/20/2017  |  2 comments
Cisco is giving the enterprise network a makeover, paving the way for automated, intelligent networks driven by policy rules.
Indian Telecom Industry Grapples With Huge Debt, Job Losses
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Decimated by an aggressive new entrant and government taxation, India's telcos desperately need to restore profitability.
Orange-Backed Athonet Aims to Be Core Rival to Ericsson, Nokia
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.
What's Your CDN Strategy?
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Identifying the best CDN strategy allows video distributors to optimize quality of experience and delivery cost as video streaming ramps up.
BT Tech Chief Makes Plea to 5G Chip Vendors
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6/20/2017  |  5 comments
BT's lead tech executive has issued a plea to the 5G chipset vendors to focus on global requirements and not go chasing after early but limited opportunities.
CENX Names Industry Veteran Kennedy CEO
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Ed Kennedy, a big name in the optical space, will take over the CEO slot at CENX, currently being filled by CFO Kim Butler.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
NTT Claims Largest SD-WAN Footprint
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Company says its 100% software-defined network lets it reach 196 countries with SD-WAN service that is highly customizable.
Verizon, Comcast Prep for TV Ad Tech Wars
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
With content and connectivity in their arsenals, Verizon and Comcast are putting new resources into advanced advertising tech.
Orange Cuts BT Stake Amid Concern About UK Outlook
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French incumbent reduces its stake in BT following a torrid few months for the UK telco.
Comcast Opens Up on Smart Cities & machineQ
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6/19/2017  |  1 comment
Comcast has big IoT plans for Philly, and every other city in its customer footprint.
FirstNet Unveils State Plans as 4G Safety Network Goes Ahead
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6/19/2017  |  1 comment
States will now need to decide if they want in on the AT&T/FirstNet LTE network or not.
Arista Strengthens Its Case for the Network Core
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Having proven out merchant silicon in the data center, Arista continues to aim for the service provider core with upgrades to its R-series of universal spine switches.
MoCA Makes Play for Broadband Access
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6/19/2017  |  1 comment
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance is introducing a new broadband access technology to fill in the coverage 'gaps' left by fiber and coax networks.
Poland's Play Plots €3.5B IPO
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Poland's second-biggest mobile operator has announced plans for an IPO that could be Europe's biggest in the telecom sector for several years.
Telecom Italia in Broadband Clash With Govt – Reports
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Italy's government is said to be at loggerheads with the country's biggest operator over broadband investment in rural areas.
Eurobites: Sunrise Sunsets 2G Network
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hull may can the copper; new CMO for Altice; Deutsche Telekom rocks – in 360 degrees!
Suit Claims CenturyLink Pulled a Wells Fargo
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6/16/2017  |  1 comment
Former employee claims she was fired for telling CEO Glen Post about widespread charging of customers for services they didn't order.
Apple: 1000x Bitten, Never Shy
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6/16/2017  |  4 comments
Once more unto the breach.
Can India's RJio Succeed in Broadband?
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
India's disruptive new entrant is planning on carrying its mobile revolution into the broadband sector.
Verizon Adds Cloud-Based VNFs
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Initial offerings include the usual suspects: SD-WAN, security and WAN optimization, and the company expects most firms will go hybrid.
Eurobites: Orange Pushes On With LoRa
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 fined for emergency services failing; Nokia wins Polish fiber deal; VR gets a call-up for Finnish soccer broadcast.
EBU Rides Into Virtual Reality 'Wild West'
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The European Broadcast Union is taking an active role in shaping new standards in the virtual reality arena.
Verizon Warns of $500M Hit From Yahoo Deal
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6/16/2017  |  12 comments
Big Red warns investors that pre-tax profits will suffer in the second quarter as it works on integrating Yahoo with AOL.
Element AI Raises $102M to Bring AI to All
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6/15/2017  |  1 comment
Montreal-based startup says it will use the series-A funding to hire more, expand internationally and advance AI to the point where any company can plug-and-play its data for easy analysis.
Lockheed Martin: VR Is on Our Radar
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6/15/2017  |  3 comments
The manufacturer of weapons systems for the US Navy reveals how VR is helping it install radar systems in naval vessels.
NB-IoT Interoperability Problems? 'Misinformation,' Says Vodafone
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6/15/2017  |  3 comments
Vodafone slams reports of NB-IoT interoperability problems as 'misinformation' and says its own interoperability tests have uncovered no issues.
ISP Startup Targets Disruption in US Suburbs
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6/15/2017  |  10 comments
Former Square employees have launched Common Networks, an ISP startup that combines point-to-point wireless service with software defined networking.
Boeing: Productive VR Cuts Training Time by 75%
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
The aircraft manufacturer uses VR to help with training and maintenance tasks, finding it is a far more effective medium than traditional manuals.
MetTel Takes IoT Anywhere With Single SIM
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
MetTel introduced the IoT Single SIM today, a cloud-connected chip that can securely and automatically connect devices to the IoT with the strongest signal via the four major US and 650 worldwide carriers.
Ovum Ramps Up Its 5G Subs Forecast
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Research firm now expects the number of 5G users to ramp significantly during 2022 to reach almost 390 million.
Remote PHY Takes Early DAA Lead
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6/15/2017  |  4 comments
One of several DAA approaches that cable operators are exploring to feed more bandwidth to optical nodes and then customers, Remote PHY hogged the stage at the recent ANGACOM show in Germany.
Orange Plots NB-IoT Launch Outside France
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6/15/2017  |  1 comment
French telecom incumbent says it is now planning to use NB-IoT in markets outside France, where LoRa has taken hold.
Eurobites: Roaming Rumpus Isn't Over Yet
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6/15/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's sheep project raises the baa on NB-IoT; Sky and Virgin collaborate on TV ads; BT's new woman in the Americas.
Aryaka Launches Clientless SD-WAN for Remote Access
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Aryaka, an SD-WAN startup founded in 2009, launched a clientless SD-WAN delivering software-defined remote access by combining dynamic CDN and global SD-WAN technologies yesterday at the WAN Summit.
Data Sharing Key to AT&T's AI Push
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6/15/2017  |  3 comments
SDN, AI and machine learning are changing how AT&T manages its network, but breaking down silos and empowering all its employees to be data scientists has been the real key to its transformation.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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ZTE 5G World Highlights

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ZTE showcases its leading 5G innovations at 5G World in London.
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