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Brexit, India Weigh on Vodafone Sales
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7/21/2017  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator reports modest growth in service revenues but is under pressure from Brexit at home and aggressive competition in India.
India's Airtel Accuses RJio of Trying to Kill Competition
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The issue of interconnection fees has become the latest battleground between Airtel and RJio.
On Broadband, FCC Talks Carrots, Not Sticks
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The FCC has clarified that it won't override the authority of cities and states when it comes to new guidelines for telecom pole attachments and other broadband deployment issues.
ADVA Takes a Haircut as It Warns of Tough H2
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
ADVA's share price takes a 15% hit following an earnings report that cited 'turbulent times' and a 'subdued' sales outlook but there won't be any job cuts, the CEO says.
Qualcomm Takes Q3 Pummeling From Apple
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7/20/2017  |  2 comments
Chipmaker's sales and earnings headed south because of disputes with Apple and other parties.
Apple's SSO Picked Up by Indy Operators
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Ten operators affiliated with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) launched Apple's single sign-on facility within their TV Everywhere apps.
Battle Begins for Small Cells, Smart Cities
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7/20/2017  |  1 comment
It's cities versus states in the latest battle over small cell deployments.
Eurobites: BT Tools Up for Regulatory Battle
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HMD Global CEO steps down; ADVA numbers down in Q2; UK win for ADTRAN; EE's 4G cliffhanger.
Telia to Slash 850 Jobs on Earnings Disappointment
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator blames fiber rollout difficulties for a decision to cut about 3% of the total workforce.
T-Mobile Adds 1.3M Subs, Stays Quiet on 'Rumorville'
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7/20/2017  |  1 comment
For its Q2, T-Mobile beats the Street by a country mile.
Corning Buys Business Small Cell Specialist SpiderCloud
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7/19/2017  |  3 comments
Corning gets into the enterprise small cell biz with SpiderCloud buy.
For AT&T Mobile 'Edge,' Clouds Connect the Car & More to 5G
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
'We're all in.' AT&T puts a marker in the sand for future mobile edge network development.
RJio Spurs Indian Interest in NFV
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
The recent market entry of RJio is putting other operators under pressure to make investments in new software and virtualization technologies.
Adtran Reports Record Q2 Earnings
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7/19/2017  |  3 comments
Domestic and international operators' demand for software-defined networks drove Adtran to another successful quarter.
ZTE Net Profit Up 30% in First Half
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7/19/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese equipment supplier has recovered strongly from its clash with US authorities.
Mobile to Power Online Video Consumption – Zenith
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7/19/2017  |  9 comments
Latest edition of the media agency's annual Online Video Forecast finds that mobile video will power the next growth spurt in online video consumption.
Crown Castle Sticks to Fiber Diet With $7.1B Lightower Deal
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Towers company doubles its fiber footprint with latest takeover as it looks to provide backhaul capabilities for its small cell platform.
MEF Tackles SD-WAN Standards
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Forum engages with SD-WAN vendors in working to standardize SD-WAN managed services and enable interoperability and automation.
Eurobites: DT's Van Damme Makes Way for Wössner
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's chief strategy officer departs; Telekom Austria, Tele2 enjoy positive Q2 numbers; MTS and Ericsson test Licensed Assisted Access.
Open APIs Key to Automation – AT&T's Rice
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7/19/2017  |  1 comment
Opening up network interfaces is a critical step on the road to automation, AT&T's Chris Rice tells Light Reading sister site UBB2020.
Brocade, Broadcom Merger in Doubt
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7/19/2017  |  3 comments
Merging players have been forced to give regulatory authorities more time to review their deal amid concern about the impact the move could have on competition.
Nutanix's First CIO Balances Her Many Roles
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7/19/2017  |  1 comment
As the first CIO of Nutanix, Wendy Pfeiffer has many roles to play at the company. Here's how she finds a balance at the up-and-coming cloud vendor.
Chatbot Takes Charge: Vodafone's Customer Services Overhaul
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7/19/2017  |  3 comments
Lambasted for earlier failings at its customer services operation, Vodafone hopes investments in artificial intelligence and digitalization will make it a frontrunner.
Juniper Hires Google's Koley as CTO
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Bikash Koley, who built Google's network and led the OpenConfig initiative, is coming to Juniper to fill Pradeep Sindhu's shoes.
AI Will Be Ubiquitous in 2020 but Overhyped in 2017 – Gartner
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7/18/2017  |  7 comments
AI will be baked into every software product and service by 2020, but vendors jumping the gun to cash in the hype today are creating market confusion, Gartner says.
Can Mushroom Sprout in Crowded SD-WAN Field?
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7/18/2017  |  7 comments
Vendor bringing VNF Design Studio to service provider market promising more flexible, app-centric and automated SD-WAN services.
Google Ordered to Turn Over Some Pay Details
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
The search giant maintains that it has no wage disparity between its male and female employees, but a judge is asking for contact info for 8,000 employees to prove it.
Comcast Accelerates Into 15 IoT Markets
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7/18/2017  |  3 comments
From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.
Eurobites: DT Trials G.fast for MDUs
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach probes FTTP demand; Exatel trials Rapid 5G; Oracle's cloud push creates 1,000 EMEA jobs.
Liberty Global Joins Original Content Party
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global announces the launch of a global television production and distribution studio, Platform One Media, along with private equity firm TPG Growth.
Netflix Trades at Record Highs on Q2 Report
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Netflix blew past subscriber forecasts with 5.2 million new customers in the second quarter.
Ericsson Shares Slump on Gloomy Q2 Update
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Swedish vendor accelerates cost-cutting activities and says conditions will be worse than previously feared as its operating margin turns negative.
Cisco Shuttering Small Cell Biz – Report
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Cisco's licensed spectrum small cell business is saying bye-bye in July.
Need Ca$h? Sell Managed Security Services!
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading survey shows significant and immediate ROI available for those selling cloud-based DDoS mitigation services.
Ericsson: 5G Unlikely to Kickstart Telco Spending
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7/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The boss of Ericsson's European business says operators will not ramp up spending on networks unless they can make a success of opportunities outside the mobile broadband market.
Ericsson Eyes 'Carrier-Neutral' 5G Through Chelsea FC Deal
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7/17/2017  |  3 comments
What a deal with one of England's biggest soccer clubs says about the Swedish vendor's 5G and enterprise ambitions.
Eurobites: San Marino to Be 5G Testbed for Telecom Italia
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7/17/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor shows steady growth in Q2; MTS parent runs into technical default on credit facility; problems at Vodafone Qatar.
Sprint Is Talking With Warren Buffett?
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7/14/2017  |  3 comments
Masayoshi Son, John Malone and Warren Buffett walk into a bar...
Verizon OpenOMCI Passes Interop Test
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7/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Trial defines the interface for OLT-to-ONT, and specifically addresses optical network termination management and provisioning.
Report: AT&T Sets Major Post-Merger Re-Org
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7/14/2017  |  3 comments
Bloomberg reports company will be run as two separate divisions with networks in Dallas under Donovan and media in California under Stankey.
Roku Gunning for $1B IPO – Report
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7/14/2017  |  3 comments
This would be the second time Roku has considered filing for an initial public offering.
DT: Fiber Regulation Could Hinder 5G Rollout
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7/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Germany's biggest operator warns government that regulation of new infrastructure could hinder investment just days after authorities say they expect telcos to increase fiber investments for 5G purposes.
Facebook: Sync Content With TV Ads to Catch Wandering Eyeballs
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7/14/2017  |  2 comments
Facebook IQ analyzed findings from an eye-tracking study on how and why TV viewers use smartphones, and suggests that advertisers would benefit from synchronizing Facebook content with TV commercials.
T-Mobile Claims NB-IoT First in the US
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7/14/2017  |  2 comments
T-Mobile CTO says the operator will light up narrowband LTE tech for Internet of Things applications this year.
Eurobites: Altice Peps Up Its Portuguese Content Offer
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7/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes German ISP; Telia flags up profit warning; Ericsson in distribution deal with QYOU; Dixons Carphone hangs up on Spain.
Affirmed Slices Into Network Management, Aims for IPO
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7/13/2017  |  Post a comment
The NFV startup wants to replace 'blunt instrument' slicing with automation software.
AT&T Unveils Next-Gen Video Platform
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7/13/2017  |  2 comments
Big US telco will launch beta tests of new cloud-based platform with DirecTV Now customers this summer, with plans to extend platform to all consumer video services over time.
Telcos Beware: Sidewalk Labs Is on the Move
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7/13/2017  |  5 comments
Sidewalk Labs has grand designs for connecting smart cities with next-generation communications networks.
Is IBM's Watson Overhyped & Soon to Be Outdone?
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7/13/2017  |  9 comments
While Watson is an early and mature AI platform, it's facing increased competition and challenges, according to a note from Jefferies.
UK's EE to Boost Retail Footprint by 100 Stores
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7/13/2017  |  Post a comment
BT's mobile subsidiary says it will expand its retail footprint by a sixth through a tie-up with supermarket chain Sainsbury's.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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