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US Ignite Unites Telecom With Smart Cities
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Once again, US Ignite is partnering local governments with telecom companies, this time for new funding pursuits.
SAP Floats Apple Partnership, New Cloud Services
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
iPhones and iPads are SAP's first-choice mobile platform, as the company extends its cloud platform with new capabilities.
DT CTO: Costs Must Fall or 5G 'Won't Work'
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
A senior executive at Deutsche Telekom says that 5G costs must fall significantly if rollout is to prove economical.
Telefónica's Blanco: 5G NR 'Acceleration' Is 'Big Mistake'
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2/27/2017  |  7 comments
Telefónica's CTO says operators risk messing up the 5G business case if they close the radio specifications too soon.
SAP Exec Trash-Talks Oracle: 'I Have Not Seen Them'
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
SAP says Oracle is behind the times in the cloud, mirroring criticisms Oracle has leveled at SAP.
AT&T Sees MWC Through Indigo Glasses
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2/27/2017  |  4 comments
Network operator touts progress of Network 3.0 Indigo toward bringing faster mobile speeds and greater virtualization to its operations.
Cloudflare Bleeds Bad News – & Good
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2/27/2017  |  4 comments
A slip of the fingers brings privacy concerns for millions and lessons in how to handle a security incident.
Comcast Brings YouTube to the Living Room
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2/27/2017  |  5 comments
In another sign of the growing integration between pay-TV and OTT players, Comcast plans to launch YouTube as an app on its X1 set-tops later this year.
DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint
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2/27/2017  |  3 comments
German telco outlines plans to make 5G available across '100%' of its network footprint but highlights some big cost hurdles.
Sprint Gets Ready for Massive MIMO, Eyes 2.5GHz for 5G
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
As Light Reading first reported, Sprint will beat the rest to Massive MIMO in the US with Nokia.
Eurobites: Orange Bangs the Drum for LTE-M
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's MWC-tinged EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom form Quantum Alliance; BT heads for the TIP; Nokia re-brands Withings health devices; Vodafone rules in 4G roaming.
ADVA Takes Voyager on PoC Journey
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor announces nine proofs-of-concept for Facebook-designed open packet optical system, speeding toward commercialization.
Ericsson's Ekholm Trumpets 5G Role But Still Lacks Plan
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2/27/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson's new CEO had little to say about any specific plans to corner the 5G market, or dominate other parts of the equipment market, during an underwhelming press conference at MWC 2017.
Nokia Pitches Full 5G Suite but Shies Away From 5G Acceleration Push
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2/26/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia added to the vendor fanfare Sunday with a range of announcements, including an end-to-end pre-standards 5G solution, but it stepped away from a broader industry push to accelerate the 5G standards process.
Telefónica's Answer to Apple's Siri: Aura
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Spain's leading telco has taken the wraps off a new artificial intelligence system that it will launch in key markets over the next 12 months.
EU Rules Will Trigger Worrying Data Tsunami, Says BICS
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The EU's summer regulations on roaming have some nasty cost implications for telcos on the network side.
5G-Focused Telstra Hands Juicy Optical Deal to Ericsson, Ciena
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
Is Ruckus Right for Arris?
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2/24/2017  |  5 comments
The Ruckus acquisition is a big bet for Arris. Here's a look at some of the challenges ahead and what CEO Bruce McClelland thinks are the strategic opportunities.
Eurobites: DT Makes Big NB-IoT Push
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva eyes 5G role in UK; more 5G partnerships; Cell C spurns Telkom's advances; Proximus gets earnings boost from cuts.
Cloud Rains on HPE Earnings
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2/24/2017  |  12 comments
Net revenue is down to $11.4 billion for the quarter, and cloud is part of the problem.
Sigfox 'Only Option' Today, Says Telefónica
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Spain's Telefónica says other LPWA technologies are currently unable to meet needs that Sigfox can.
Verizon's Exponent Exports Its Expertise
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
New platform makes use of existing technology and sells it to international carriers wanting to get into IoT, digital media and more.
Lawyers Ring Amazon's Chimes – Lawsuit Charges Trademark Ripoff
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2/23/2017  |  3 comments
CafeX in New York says Amazon stole the name 'Chime' from its own videoconferencing product, introduced a year before Amazon's.
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is the latest major name to join the NIA, an industry organization that's needed more than ever.
Verizon Fixed 5G Tests to Top 3Gbit/s?
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2/23/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon appears to be edging closer to its dream of delivering a wireless alternative to fiber.
Airtel to Acquire Telenor in India
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider snaps up another struggling player just days after Vodafone and Idea, the number two and three players, begin merger talks.
Oracle, Tech Mahindra Deliver VoLTE-aaS
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Turnkey managed services offering claims to get wireless network operators into the VoLTE business in three to six months.
MANO Marriage: ECOMP, Open-O Converge as ONAP
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2/23/2017  |  5 comments
Two open source MANO groups combine forces, simplifying both names with yet-another acronym, albeit one that is shorter and hyphen-free.
Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
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2/23/2017  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of the park; Nokia's in it for the anyhaul; and Aria's AI code heads to China.
Orange Hints at 2017 Capex Rise as Spain Buoys 2016 Sales
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
France's Orange had its Spanish business to thank for sales growth last year but remains confident that revenues will stabilize at home in 2017.
Arris Bags Ruckus Assets in $800M Deal
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2/23/2017  |  3 comments
For $800 million in cash, Arris plans to buy both Ruckus Wireless assets and the ICX Switch business from Brocade.
Tata Teleservices Explores Merger with RCom-Aircel-MTS
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Consolidation is all the rage in India's mobile market, as smaller players struggle to survive.
IBM, Northern Trust Team on Blockchain Security
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Northern Trust and IBM are looking to bring blockchain technology to the private equity market.
Ericsson Plots Customer Tests of Verizon's 5G
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
Trials set for multiple cities in the US in first half of 2017.
Dish in 2016: ARPU Up, Video Subs Down
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Riddle me this: How is Dish increasing ARPU even as its base of cheaper Sling TV subscribers grows?
T-Mobile Promises LTE-U Services in the Spring
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
The move follows a lengthy review process by the FCC.
Sprint to Go Gigabit Crazy at MWC!
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2/22/2017  |  6 comments
Sprint will have MIMO demos with both Ericsson and Nokia at MWC.
AT&T Lab Tests DirecTV Now Over 5G
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
The telco's OTT video service gets its first 5G trial run.
Kore Knocks Nokia's 'World-First' IoT Network Claim
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Long-standing IoT managed services provider says Nokia is just another addition to the party, and one that could drive further business Kore's way.
Ciena's DCI Targets Web-Scalers, Data Centers
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New Waveserver Ai uses latest coherent optics for programmability in a compact platform that multi-tenant data centers and web-scalers need.
Qualcomm Completes 5G NR Spec Call
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2/22/2017  |  3 comments
Qualcomm to bang the sub-6GHz drum at MWC.
Verizon to Start Fixed 5G Customer Trials in April
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2/22/2017  |  16 comments
Verizon is working with Samsung to run customer tests on fixed 5G in the US.
Enterprise Cloud Requires Cloud-Like Carriers – Riverbed
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Carriers need to be able do deliver services that cross geographic boundaries, at the network core or on the edge, the vendor says.
Eurobites: BT & Huawei Go Network Slicing
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Intel open 5G labs in Finland and US; Swisscom's big bundle; ADVA gets certified; T-Systems' DHL contract extended.
Ericsson to Show Off mmWave at MWC
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is showing 28GHz with Intel at MWC.
Telefónica Opens IoT Door to Sigfox
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Global deal could be transformative for Sigfox, helping the French IoT player to realize its ambition of holding an IPO next year.
Uber's HR Nightmare: Company Investigates Sexual Harassment Claims
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2/21/2017  |  31 comments
A former Uber engineer says she was sexually harassed at the company, but HR refused to handle the situation, instead punishing her and perpetuating a toxic culture.
Verizon Using Ericsson Platform to Orchestrate Virtual Services
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2/21/2017  |  2 comments
Enterprise service arm admits end-to-end orchestration of virtual services still a challenge that requires a single platform.
Broadband Has a Problem on the Pole
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2/21/2017  |  21 comments
Competitive broadband providers want to take their pole attachment fight to the federal government.
Intel Gets Serious About 5G Testing
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Its 5G modem will arrive in the second half of 2017.
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You Mobile Enhances Customer Experience With Huawei BSS

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James Weng, CEO of You Mobile, shares the experience of enhancing customer experience in Spain and trying to establish the best Chinese community based on Huawei BSS.
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Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Trucks & More

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At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.
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Introducing OrbTV: Netscout's MWC Day 1 Recap

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The executive team of Netscout reviews the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for OrbTV -- Light Reading and Netscout's full coverage of the show. We'll have daily show recaps, service provider interviews and tours of the show floor.
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Innovation at MWC: Low-Power IoT for Scottish Sea Lions

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Light Reading's Liz Coyne tours the GSMA's Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2017. A key theme of this year's event is how low-power or no-power IoT devices could become a part of our everyday lives. Imagine a world in which over 15 billion shipping pallets communicate with cellular networks down the entire supply chain. Or a parka that reveals your ...
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Huawei Will Accelerate the Spread of the Video Business

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What is the future of the booming video business? What changes will happen to the video industry chain in the future? Hunter Hu, VP of Huawei Video Product Line, shares his viewpoints and explains how Huawei can be an enabler and accelerate the spread of the video business.
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Frost & Sullivan's Jonas Zelba on Going Beyond Connectivity

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Telecom operators across the globe are trying to understand what can they offer beyond connectivity. Operators are already introducing new and innovative services but they are faced with challenges due to unclear business models. Jonas highlights that no one operator can offer all the services itself. Operators in the Middle East should look within their ecosystem ...
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IDC's Paul Black on Cloudification

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Paul Black from IDC shares his insights on how cloudification is expected to combile all aspects of digital transformation.
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Industry Expert Michael Howard Talks About Cloud Native

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Cloud Native is a really nice term and a lot of people are using it. But most of them have their own definition of what Cloud Native means. Michael Howard offers his take on the terminology.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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What WTTX Can Deliver

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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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