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Hey Big Spenders! AT&T, Dish & VZ Splash Cash on Spectrum
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1/30/2015  |  4 comments
AT&T is the biggest spender in the massive $45 billion AWS-3 spectrum auction.
Cablevision Slaps Verizon With WiFi Suit
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1/30/2015  |  4 comments
Three days after introducing its new Freewheel WiFi phone service, Cablevision sues Verizon over the telco's "false" and "deceptive" WiFi ads.
US Ops Spend $32.5M to Bring 4G to Chicago's Subways
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1/30/2015  |  11 comments
T-Mobile teams with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to build new DAS to connect Chicago's entire subway system to 4G LTE.
BT Puts G.fast at Heart of Ultra-Fast Broadband Plans
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1/30/2015  |  1 comment
Thanks to recent technology improvements, a UK-wide G.fast deployment based largely on FTTC now looks commercially viable.
Eurobites: Vodafone Spain Checks Out 400G With Alcatel-Lucent
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1/30/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sales up in Q4; Jay-Z buys Scandinavian streaming service; startups in ice-holes.
BT Plots G.fast Rollout, Mobile Launch
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1/30/2015  |  2 comments
G.fast standard will support the rollout of 500Mbit/s services across most of UK, says incumbent.
FCC's Monster Auction Ends at $45B in Bids
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1/29/2015  |  3 comments
4G spectrum sure ain't going cheap as the FCC pulls in $44.89B for AWS-3.
FCC Sets 25/3 as New Broadband Bar
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1/29/2015  |  3 comments
The FCC has voted to raise the minimum broadband speed threshold from 4 Mbit/s downstream and 1 Mbit/s upstream (4/1) to 25 Mbit/s downstream and 3 Mbit/s upstream.
TWC Roars Back to Life
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1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Despite falling shy of Wall Street financial targets, the No. 2 US MSO enjoyed a resurgent quarter, adding broadband and voice subs by the bucket while sharply cutting video sub losses.
Citrix to Axe 900 for Renewed Mobile Focus
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1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Virtualization vendor says it will invest more in mobile, networking, Workspace Cloud and ADC.
Nokia CEO Defends Licensing Outlook
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1/29/2015  |  2 comments
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri fends off criticism of Technologies business after profits shrink in fourth quarter.
Sony & Dish – Two Sides of a Coin
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1/29/2015  |  3 comments
An early user report suggests Sony's new PlayStation Vue video service will compete at the high end of the pay-TV market… in direct contrast to the new Sling TV service from Dish.
NTT DoCoMo Takes on Retail Broadband
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1/29/2015  |  7 comments
NTT DoCoMo adds fiber products to its mobile offerings in challenge to KDDI.
Radisys Introduces Load Balancer With Brains
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1/29/2015  |  1 comment
Combines the functions of a top-of-rack switch, edge router, and conventional load balancer for high-traffic SDN networks.
Eurobites: Sky Goes Mobile With O2
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1/29/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica buys stake in Indra; ETNO calls for level playing field with OTT crowd; Cinven bids for Telekom Slovenia.
Pain in Spain & Eurasia Hits TeliaSonera
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1/29/2015  |  1 comment
Scandinavian operator reports first revenue decline in developed-markets region 'for a long time.'
Google Searching for 5G Wireless Engineer
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1/29/2015  |  6 comments
Google is hunting wireless experts to help it integrate WiFi and LTE with its Fiber cities.
Nokia Ends 2014 on a High
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1/29/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor ends the year on a high with improving sales across all units and expectations of further growth in 2015.
Is Juniper's Cautious Confidence Justified?
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1/28/2015  |  2 comments
New CEO expects uptick in second half of 2015 after company reports fourth-quarter loss that wasn't as bad as analysts expected.
CommScope Agrees $3B Takeover of TE Network Assets
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Merger will help CommScope enter new geographical and product markets and generate $150 million in annual cost synergies.
Amdocs Ramps Sales, Adds Customers
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1/28/2015  |  1 comment
The service provider IT giant reported record quarterly revenues for the final three months of 2014 and announced a diverse set of new customers.
AT&T Highlights Mexican Ambitions
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1/28/2015  |  4 comments
CEO says Ma Bell can now build a network covering 400 million across the two countries.
U-verse TV Growth Hits Skids
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1/28/2015  |  4 comments
AT&T's fiber-fed platform sees its growth slow down markedly in fourth quarter as company shifts focus to higher-end consumers and lower churn rates.
Big Switch Adds Muscle to SDN Fabric
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1/28/2015  |  1 comment
New monitoring tools and VMware, Dell support for Big Cloud Fabric.
Eurobites: EU Roaming Charges Demise Delayed?
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1/28/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple revenues 20% up in Europe; Norwegian government cuts stake in Telenor; retailer goes OTT in France.
Huawei Steps Up NFV Game With New Lab
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei NFV lab a testbed for new business model as well as tech.
Bumper iPhone Sales Boost Apple Profits
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1/28/2015  |  7 comments
iPhone maker reports biggest quarterly profit in corporate history as influence in mobile sector grows.
Sling TV – Like Pay-TV, but Skinnier
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1/28/2015  |  2 comments
With the soft launch of Sling TV, Dish has introduced a service that's neither a high-end cable competitor nor a low-end Netflix knock-off, but something in between.
AT&T Eyes TVE Blitz With DirecTV
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier aims to bring TV Everywhere service to every device and put content on every wireless handset bought in stores once it closes DirecTV deal.
'Impressive' NSX Drives VMware Growth
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1/28/2015  |  1 comment
VMware's SDN software isn't just for early adopters anymore, say executives.
Cisco Gives Its Software Licensing a Makeover
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1/28/2015  |  2 comments
Also introduced expanded Meraki services for managing networks from the cloud.
Kish to Cities: To Get Google, Get Ready
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Google Fiber head Dennis Kish says the cities with the most-prepped infrastructure and processes are most attractive to Google.
Google Continues Gigabit Expansion
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1/27/2015  |  24 comments
Google Fiber continues its gigabit quest with announced rollouts in three more cities.
Colt Bigs Up the Benefits of Virtual CPE
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
NFV pioneer has seen significant benefits from introducing virtual CPE to enterprise customers during the past two years, executive tells webinar audience.
Imagine Makes RGB's Exit Dreams Come True
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Imagine Communications picked up video specialist RGB Networks in its fourth acquisition over the past year.
Ericsson Testing 5G Use Cases, CFO Says
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor is in the early stages of working with partners and customers to understand how they want to use the network going forward so it can build out 5G to meet their needs.
CommScope Eyes $3B Takeover of TE's Networks Unit
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Merger would create company with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and generate synergies of $50 million next year, say analysts.
Overture Builds on NFV Foundation
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1/27/2015  |  9 comments
Orchestration and virtual CPE tools are designed to help service providers boost revenue, cut costs, and move fast.
Eurobites: Providers Square Up to Net Neutrality
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1/27/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch regulator issues net neutrality fines; TE Connectivity close to sale of network gear unit; Bell Labs' HetNet boasts.
Anti-Spoofing Decline 'Bad News' for Security
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1/27/2015  |  3 comments
Arbor Networks' latest security report indicates that large cyber attacks are on the rise while defenses look weak.
Ericsson Feels US Capex Squeeze in Q4
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1/27/2015  |  3 comments
Swedish giant sees a further dip in US revenues but growth in other regions, including China, helped it to remain steady.
TM Forum Gets New CEO
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1/26/2015  |  4 comments
TM Forum is changing up its leadership again by appointing long-time board member Peter Sany as president and CEO starting March 1.
Amdocs, ip.access Team for Indoor Small Cells
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1/26/2015  |  2 comments
Pair promise faster time to market and lower costs with Amdocs as the systems integrator for ipAccess small cells.
AT&T to Buy Nextel Mexico for $1.9B
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1/26/2015  |  3 comments
AT&T makes another purchase in Mexico, adding Nextel Mexico to its Iusacell holdings to grow its customer base there.
Eurobites: Future's Not Bright for Orange Brand in UK
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu deploys GPON network in South Africa; snub for Spanish regulator over Orange/Jazztel deal; 'snoopers' charter' fears revived in UK.
Altiostar Secures Another $50M in Funding
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1/26/2015  |  1 comment
Altiostar now has $120 million in funding from Cisco and others.
PICs Get the Laser Treatment
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1/26/2015  |  1 comment
A revolutionary manufacturing process holds out the promise of transforming photonic integrated circuits.
ETSI Throws Weight Behind mWT
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1/26/2015  |  1 comment
Standards body claims technology would deliver fiber-like capacity and lower operating costs.
LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
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1/23/2015  |  9 comments
LightSpeed joins the ranks of gigabit providers addressing demand in mid-sized communities being passed over by incumbents for higher speeds.
Parks Predicts HBO OTT Success
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1/23/2015  |  7 comments
Research firm Parks Associates predicts that 17% of US broadband households are "likely to subscribe" to a standalone online video service from HBO priced at $14.99 per month.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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