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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  |  9 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  |  5 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  |  2 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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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  |  6 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.
Verizon Likes OTT Video Prospects
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
With Dish, HBO and CBS moving forward with their Internet video ventures, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is optimistic about his company's OTT plans.
Infinera Strategy Pays Off, Stock Soars
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
Optical vendor is adding sales, improving margins and growing a diversified customer base, a combination that has lit a fire under its share price.
Eurobites: Portugal Telecom Shareholders Approve Oi Deal
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange nurtures startups; Austrian spectrum row; will anyone download the bride-valuation app?
Hutchison Offers $13.9B for UK's O2
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1/23/2015  |  2 comments
Merger between Hutchison's 3 and Telefónica's UK subsidiary would create new mobile market leader.
FiOS Picks Up Pace Again
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1/22/2015  |  13 comments
Verizon's FTTP platform sees its growth re-surge in the fourth quarter as it continues to suck video subscribers away from cable operators.
CityFibre Aims for BT's Wholesale Business
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1/22/2015  |  1 comment
Fiber upstart aims to carve out a position as a major infrastructure alternative to the UK's fixed-line incumbent.
Verizon Ready for Google MVNO Challenge
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1/22/2015  |  14 comments
The Google-Sprint-T-Mobile three-way is "just another competitor as we look at it," says the ever-chatty Fran Shammo on Verizon's Q4 call.
New Set-Tops for Comcast, Charter
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
A new Cisco box made for Comcast has shown up in an FCC filing, while Charter has confirmed that Humax will be a second supplier for its Worldbox set-top initiative.
Verizon CFO Slams Title II Regs for ISPs
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1/22/2015  |  2 comments
Clarifying his earlier remarks, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ripped into proposals to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, arguing that such a move would jeopardize US private investment in broadband networks.
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
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1/22/2015  |  10 comments
NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.
Eurobites: Telefónica Considered Qatari Stake Sale
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU compromise on net neutrality; data-tapping back on the agenda; Tele2 in M2M deal.
Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
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1/22/2015  |  4 comments
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the vendor expects to see revenues grow by about 20% this year and admits to internal corruption challenges.
OIC Issues First IoT Framework
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1/21/2015  |  3 comments
One of the IoT standards groups issues the first reference implementation model for its approach.
Who Will Own Cable's Content Security?
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1/21/2015  |  3 comments
As the cable industry looks toward downloadable content security, there's a power vacuum waiting to be filled.
Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
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1/21/2015  |  4 comments
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of security systems and executives' confidence in them.
Vodafone Builds MVNO on Elephant Talk SDN
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Elephant Talk scores a big win with Vodafone Spain, which is running its low-cost MVNO entirely over the vendor's SDN platform.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Nordics Services Deal
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: probe into Orange/Jazztel deal resumes; LTE-Advanced in Kenya; more O2 sale rumors.
Pluribus: We're the Top-Funded Private SDN Company
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1/21/2015  |  1 comment
Fabric vendor gets a $50 million Series D round, bringing the total war chest to $95 million.
Adtran Feels Q4 Squeeze
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Adtran suffers a decline in sales and profits but marginally beats expectations in tough conditions.
Obama Skips New Broadband Mandates
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Keeping his critics always on their toes, Obama surprised many observers by touching only very lightly on net neutrality in State of the Union address Tuesday night.
SpaceX Nabs $1B From Google for Satellite Internet
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1/20/2015  |  2 comments
Elon Musk's spacecraft company has received $1 billion in funding from Google and Fidelity to help accomplish its mission of bringing satellite Internet to the unconnected.
Ciena, Cisco Tipped for Verizon Metro 100G
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1/20/2015  |  3 comments
Ciena was long thought to be favored but now Cisco is also seen as a winner, according to analyst reports.
Sky Opens Tie-Up Talks With O2 – Report
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1/20/2015  |  4 comments
The pay-TV giant appears keen on developing a mobile offering to ward off looming quad-play competition.
T-Systems Looks to Restructuring for Recovery
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1/20/2015  |  8 comments
Deutsche Telekom's IT business has named the heads of three new divisions charged with turning around its performance.
A10 Goes Beyond the Command Line
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Adds complete API support to its ADCs to let network operators do everything programmatically, rather than having to use CLI.
Ericsson Starts Over With MediaFirst
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson stripped Mediaroom 'down to bare metal' before starting over with the new MediaFirst platform, set to debut commercially in the second quarter.
Brocade Ships Its Open SDN Controller
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1/20/2015  |  6 comments
The Vyatta Controller, shipped today, is based on OpenDaylight and designed to let network operators give SDN a try.
Eurobites: UK Govt Pushes for Single EU Digital Services Market
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1/20/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi Telecom hires new CEO as Q4 profits slump; ETNO seeks new director general; Envivio lands French multiscreen gig.
ZTE Doubles Profit but Falls Further Behind Huawei
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Judging by the fall in the Chinese company's share price, investors had been hoping for a better performance in 2014.
Cuomo Unveils Broadband Aid Program
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1/19/2015  |  15 comments
With an eye on a possible White House run, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $500 million matching grant program for broadband providers willing to meet certain speed and other standards.
Tier 2 Data Center Market Booming
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1/19/2015  |  5 comments
New breed of facility combines data center, interconnection and high bandwidth, say partners 365 Data Centers and TSIC.
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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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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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