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AT&T Woos SMBs With Small-Scale WiFi
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3/26/2015  |  5 comments
New WiFi-small site service lets SMBs set up their own AT&T access points to offer free public WiFi to customers as competition for smaller enterprises heats up in the US.
Comcast Says TWC Deal Will Close Later
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3/26/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast now expects the federal regulatory review of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable to extend well into the summer.
OFC: Huawei Eyes Transport SDN Deals
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei sees more transport SDN projects coming before year's end, as the company shows off its first ONOS-based demonstrations.
Just Don't Say IBM Is 'Relaunching' Networking Business
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Breaks its long silence to discuss changes in its networking business.
Eurobites: EC Plots Its Digital Single Market
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.
Corsa Looks to Bring SDN to the WAN
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3/26/2015  |  2 comments
Uses custom hardware with SDN, which is kind of a contradiction, like kosher bacon.
Average US Broadband Speeds No Great Shakes
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3/25/2015  |  3 comments
Akamai's latest State of the Internet Report puts the average broadband connection speed in the US at 11.1 Mbit/s.
Enterprises Not Yet Embracing Cloud DR
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT survey shows despite the lower cost and greater flexibility of cloud-based disaster recovery, enterprises still lag in planning and testing.
India's Mega Spectrum Sale Garners $17.5B
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
The world's biggest-ever sale of spectrum raises $17.5B for India's government.
Facebook Wants to See Optical Sector M&A
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
The social media giant loves silicon photonics, but sees too many small companies developing it to achieve scale.
IoT Council, CityWorks Coalesce in Chicago
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3/25/2015  |  1 comment
Chicago aims to be the epicenter of IoT as both the Illinois Technology Association and Microsoft bring together separate public-private groups that want to play a role.
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
India's third-largest operator is slowly and steadily closing the gap with its bigger rivals.
Accedian Takes Virtual CPE to the Minimum
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
'Bite-sized' devices support maximum flexibility at the edge and continue Accedian's history of service assurance.
BT Threatens Price War With New 4G Offer
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3/25/2015  |  1 comment
The UK fixed-line incumbent has marked its entry into mobile with the launch of a cut-price 4G service.
Eurobites: Ericsson Makes More 5G R&D Connections
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT re-enters mobile with SIM-only deals; Hungary reconsiders telecom tax; CommProve lands African gig.
Oracle Demos New NFV Orchestration Smarts
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3/25/2015  |  1 comment
Working with Intel, software vendor designs service orchestration that pulls together specific resources for highly optimized functions and apps.
NTT LTE-A: How You Like Them Dumplings?
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3/24/2015  |  2 comments
NTT DoCoMo takes the airborne food cooking 4G LTE-Advanced analogy ad a step further into the absurd.
Sedona Boasts Multilayer Network Orchestrator
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli startup bases bold claims of capex savings for telcos on software that unifies management of the optical and IP planes.
Telefónica Seals $15.2B O2 Sale to Hutchison
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3/24/2015  |  1 comment
If regulators approve the deal, a merger between 3 and O2 will create the UK's biggest mobile operator.
Google Hires Wall Street's Most Influential Woman as CFO
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3/24/2015  |  9 comments
Morgan's Stanley's Ruth Porat will replace Patrick Pichette as CFO, Google revealed Tuesday.
Cisco Scores 'Shocking' 100G Metro Deal at Verizon
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3/24/2015  |  3 comments
The rumors were true! Cisco joins Ciena in Verizon's next-generation metro transport network, and that spells bad news for Fujitsu and Coriant.
Startup Cohere Raises $35M for 5G Modulation
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3/24/2015  |  5 comments
Australian operator Telstra will be among the first to test the company's OTFS technology that it says will help them add capacity for a 5G future.
EZchip Pitches New Chips at NFV
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3/24/2015  |  1 comment
Networking chip specialist is targeting the high end of the multicore server market with an ARM-based processor that can meet the needs of SDN and NFV deployments.
Sonus Stock Crashes on Lost Orders
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Order fallout prompts slashing of revenue projections by 33% and trading is halted as Sonus shares tumble.
Eurobites: Hutchison's O2 Deal Poised for Take-Off
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica invests in mobile OS startup; Deutsche Telekom opens 5G lab; Amazon Fire TV Sticks it to Europe.
Icontrol Unlocks New Revenue Channel
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
After making its name in the cable market, Icontrol is entering the independent security dealer market with Icontrol One.
India's Big Four Drive Market Growth
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3/24/2015  |  1 comment
India's telecom market is on the cusp of including 1 billion customers thanks to gains by the country's biggest mobile operators.
CityFibre Sees Backhaul Interest From O2, Vodafone
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3/23/2015  |  1 comment
The fiber network operator believes a merger between BT and EE will drive the UK's other mobile players into its backhaul embrace.
NTT, UBIqube Team on Managed Security DevOps
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operator, software vendor team up to allow NTT to deliver managed security services on-demand alongside its cloud services.
Google Fiber Tees Up Targeted Ads in KC
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3/23/2015  |  1 comment
Google Fiber's 27,000 video subscribers in the Kansas City metro area are about to get their first dose of targeted advertising from their new pay-TV provider.
Data Center Interconnect to Star at OFC 2015
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3/23/2015  |  4 comments
Data center interconnect is clearly going to be in the limelight this week at OFC 2015, and that's reflected in the pre-show noise.
Infinera Asks: Hungry for a Slice of Photonics?
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera offers new PICs with sliceable bandwidth to address emerging metro needs.
Eurobites: BT Jumps Into Mobile With MVNO
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain deploys small cells; Ethiopian operator uses AlcaLu's CEM; UK telcos push for cheaper mast rental.
Cable Starts Scoring With OTT
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3/20/2015  |  3 comments
Several cable companies revealed promising early results from their OTT video integration efforts at the Light Reading Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies conference this week.
Eurobites: Orange Acquires 'Spy-Proof' Cloud
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3/20/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange monetizes SDN/NFV service; Vodafone agrees to buy Metroweb stake; Sky offloads betting business.
Telecom Italia Forecasts Some Pain Relief
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3/20/2015  |  1 comment
The Italian incumbent expects sales to decline less sharply this year than last and hopes its investment plan will stabilize earnings next year.
Prepping for D3.1, Cox Expands All-Digital
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3/19/2015  |  3 comments
Cox Communications' transition to all-digital TV has extended to two more markets – Rhode Island and Tulsa, Okla. – with several more on the way.
NetScout: Service Assurance Still a Must for Virtual Realm
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3/19/2015  |  Post a comment
NetScout exec tells cable execs the next generation of service assurance must combine physical and virtual probes and not affect performance.
India's Spectrum Sale Shatters Records
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3/19/2015  |  2 comments
Yet to wrap up, India latest frequency sale has already seen operators bid more than in the 2010 auction. Is the industry heading for another downturn?
China Mobile Profits Fall on 4G Spending
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3/19/2015  |  2 comments
China's biggest mobile operator has warned investors that competition in the 4G market will intensify in the months ahead.
Eurobites: Ofcom Puts the Squeeze on BT
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3/19/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes Peterborough project; Morocco 4G auction raises $200; is it all over for Uber?
KVH Looks to OpenStack for Private Cloud
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3/19/2015  |  Post a comment
The service provider wants to move beyond its current financial-sector customer base and into the general enterprise.
T-Mobile Looks to Shake Up Mobile Market for Businesses
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3/18/2015  |  19 comments
Now T-Mobile takes aim at SMB wireless market in the US.
Microsemi Snaps Up Vitesse for $389M
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3/18/2015  |  4 comments
It's more M&A for the semiconductor space as Microsemi acquires Vitesse to expand its growth in emerging markets.
Gigabit Trend Grows in Eastern Oregon
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3/18/2015  |  10 comments
Eastern Oregon Telecom is deploying a fiber network past 8,000 homes and businesses, many of them rural.
Orange Unveils NFV-Based Offering for SMBs
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3/18/2015  |  4 comments
A new offering from the French service provider will let business customers set up and manage services dynamically using a web portal.
AT&T & Friends Form Rewards Program
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3/18/2015  |  7 comments
The carrier is joining forces with American Express, ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide, Ride Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu to launch a loyalty program for their customers.
TWC Delivers First QAM Video Over CCAP
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3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Outgoing Time Warner Cable EVP Mike Hayashi has announced that TWC is the first to deliver QAM video over a CCAP platform.
ADVA Gets Real About Virtualization
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3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The optical equipment vendor is expanding its line-up of network interface devices as part of a new NFV strategy.
Ericsson: Marketing Must Adapt to SDN World
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3/18/2015  |  1 comment
Service providers have yet to think about the impact SDN and NFV will have on marketing and troubleshooting.
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

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Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
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Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

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GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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Converged Communications: Working Simply & Smartly

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Edwin Diender, CTO of Huawei's Enterprise Switch & Communications division, outlines the four main pillars of Huawei's unified communications portfolio and explains how the addition of 4K video capabilities has helped Huawei develop a groundbreaking videoconferencing solution.
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