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What if the Comcast Merger Fails?
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4/20/2015  |  8 comments
Here are five short-term implications to consider if regulators block Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Ofcom Releases its 5G mmW Band Play List
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
UK regulator issues its recommendations on which above-6Ghz spectrum bands make the most sense for mobile operators building 5G networks.
China Mobile Profits Fall Seventh Quarter in a Row
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
China's biggest mobile operator is sacrificing profitability to grow its 4G customer base as quickly as possible.
Google Ready to Release Thousands of Loons
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4/20/2015  |  5 comments
Google's project lead for Loon, its plan to use LTE-powered balloons to bring connectivity to underserved regions, says it's ready to start launching thousands of balloons.
Etisalat Profits Lifted by Maroc Telecom Deal
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Growth at UAE telecom giant Etisalat is fueled by a strong performance at home and takeover activity in Africa.
Eurobites: Brussels Wakes Up to OTT Threat
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Intel collaborate on security; BT helps protect connected cars; O2 Czech Republic spins off infrastructure assets.
Broadcasters Eye OTT Bonanza
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
In the wake of OTT launches by CBS and HBO, industry experts see most, if not all, major broadcasters and programmers rolling out their own OTT services in the coming year.
Telenet Buys KPN's BASE in $1.4B Deal
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
Liberty Global-owned cable operator aims to create a major fixed and mobile challenger to incumbent Belgacom.
DoJ May Sue to Block Comcast-TWC Merger
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Bloomberg report says Justice attorneys are making a case that the massive merger would harm consumers and adversely affect video streaming competition.
Verizon Skinnies Down With FiOS
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4/17/2015  |  4 comments
New Verizon FiOS subscription packages will offer customers the flexibility to create skinnier pay-TV bundles.
Nokia to Beef Up Indian Presence with AlcaLu Deal
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4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.
Zuckerberg Defends Internet.org Against Indian Critics
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4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Facebook founder and CEO insists Internet.org does not violate net neutrality principles after Indian web companies quit the scheme.
Eurobites: Nokia Defends French Jobs Pledge
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4/17/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM buys Bluetooth duo; French senate gets onto Google; O2 offers early-access TV.
Startup Avni Lets Apps Soar Between Clouds
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4/17/2015  |  3 comments
Product is designed to let apps scale from and between private to public clouds.
Hutchison Courts MVNOs With Global MVNE
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4/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Hue platform launched amid speculation that Google could be one of the new MVNE's first customers.
Wheeler Pitches Net Neutrality, Incentive Auction
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4/16/2015  |  2 comments
In an impassioned speech at NAB Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urged US broadcasters to back Commission's new net neutrality rules and offer up frequencies for next advanced wireless spectrum auction.
Verizon Scores New OTT Content Deals
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4/16/2015  |  15 comments
Verizon has signed licensing deals with multiple sports networks for its upcoming mobile video service.
S3 Forecasts StormTest Success
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
A dozen pay-TV providers are now in trials with StormTest Warning Center, the live-network testing system introduced by S3 Group late in 2014.
Telecom Italia Makes Quad-Play Move With Sky
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Italy's telecom incumbent hopes premium content from Sky will help it lure customers from its broadband rivals.
AT&T Makes Case for Open Source Sharing
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4/16/2015  |  4 comments
Unlike software vendors, network operators can't directly monetize their open source work, but it's still vital they contribute code, says AT&T.
ZTE Claims 5G Research Breakthrough
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor claims its pre-5G technologies have delivered a threefold increase in overload radio capacity.
Eurobites: Nokia Promises R&D Jobs for France
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google defends Android; GSMA calls for flexibility on use of UHF spectrum; Ericsson connects solar-powered car.
Will Nokia Appreciate AlcaLu's Nuage?
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4/16/2015  |  1 comment
Nuage is a big deal in SDN, with a strong product and significant customers. Will Nokia value the business?
NTT Comm to Open Mega Data Center in India
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT Communications announces expansion plans in India in collaboration with managed services subsidiary Netmagic.
Dish Embraces Netflix, Adds Rovi Voice
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Dish is innovating rapidly with the addition of whole-home Netflix access, a new Vevo app, and voice-control features to its pay-TV service.
Live From Vegas, It's 4K TV
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4/15/2015  |  3 comments
Several vendors team up for the first live video broadcast of 4K over a cable system as the opportunities and challenges of Ultra HD dominate show talk at NAB convention.
Intel Buoyed by IoT Growth
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Chipmaker reports flat first-quarter revenues as sales of IoT products offset a slowdown in the computer market.
Nokia to Claim #2 Carrier Vendor Ranking
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4/15/2015  |  4 comments
Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.
Eurobites: Facebook Brings Internet-Lite to Europe
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels goes after Google over Android; Telefónica chooses NEC for cloud support; FTTH in Zimbabwe.
Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.
Infinera Expects to Nail Q1 Revenue Guidance
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4/14/2015  |  2 comments
On the heels of announcing a planned acquisition, Infinera prepares for what will likely be another positive earnings report.
PoCs Pave the Way for NFV
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4/14/2015  |  3 comments
Proof-of-concept trials help with technical implementation and build confidence in NFV.
CLECs Feasting on Data Center Growth
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Interconnecting data centers and connecting enterprises to the cloud are two bastions of current CLEC growth and expansion.
What's in the Air for 5G?
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4/14/2015  |  4 comments
There's some degree of agreement between Qualcomm and Nokia on an air interface for 5G, but there are still plenty of proposals on the table.
Arris, Charter Nab ActiveVideo for $135M
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Arris and Charter are forming a new joint venture with the purpose of acquiring set-top virtualization company ActiveVideo for $135 million.
How Do Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent Stack Up?
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4/14/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading takes a closer look at the strengths and recent financial performance of the two vendors as they negotiate a possible merger.
Nokia + AlcaLu: What the Analysts Say
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4/14/2015  |  6 comments
What do industry analysts think of the news that Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are in merger talks?
Eurobites: Mystery Bid in for Telekom Slovenije
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Germany upgrades mobile backhaul with Coriant; Swisscom's next-gen teletext; DataSift loses Twitter feed.
Twilio Adds WebRTC-Powered Video Support
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Cloud vendor adds much-awaited video support to its developer SDK, using WebRTC, SIP and more.
Google's Medin Urges Competition-Friendly Net Policies
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4/14/2015  |  2 comments
Federal, state and local governments could be doing much more to help competitive access networks, and the CLECs should be pushing them to do it.
Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent in Merger Talks
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4/14/2015  |  7 comments
Network infrastructure vendors confirm they are in talks about a deal to create a $27 billion giant.
Senator Proposes New 'Title X' for Net Neutrality
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4/13/2015  |  8 comments
Bill Nelson, ranking Democrat on Commerce, Science and Transportation committee, says a new Title X is needed to replace current FCC ruling.
Amazon Builds Studio Momentum for HDR
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4/13/2015  |  6 comments
Amazon joins Netflix in promising High-Dynamic Range (HDR) TV programming.
Qualcomm Urged to Spin Off Chips Unit
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4/13/2015  |  3 comments
An activist shareholder called Jana Partners believes Qualcomm's share price would benefit if the company hived off its chips business.
Cisco Ready for More SDN & Cloud Tests
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4/13/2015  |  1 comment
The recent independent test of its cloud and service provider virtualization systems has left Cisco keen for more third-party assessments.
Global Capacity Adds MPLS to Its Service Mix
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
With integration of Megapath's Layer 3 capabilities, Global Capacity now extends MPLS VPNs to 98% of US businesses.
Eurobites: Ericsson Takes 5G on the Buses
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4/13/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia looking to offload HERE business; Spotify raises new finance; MTN eyes Nigerian operator.
Level 3, Cisco Team to Squash Major Botnet
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4/13/2015  |  5 comments
Collaboration of this kind should be more common, Level 3 exec says after his team and Cisco's go beyond identifying the problem to trying to fix it.
Telefónica Releases OpenMANO NFV Orchestration Stack
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Helps test virtualized network functions in a vendor-neutral environment.
Sprint Matches T-Mobile's International Offer
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4/10/2015  |  11 comments
Sprint says it will offer free international data roaming, but only at 2G speeds and in 15 countries.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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Du Puts Its Faith in Huawei's Routers

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Adnan Masood, director of Enterprise MS Solutions Marketing at du, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operator also known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, explains why his company chose to use Huawei's multifunctional AR routers as part of its managed enterprise services.
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Huawei Gets Active in the Data Center

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With enterprise users looking to maximize the use of their data center assets, Huawei’s Chief Architect & Technical Director of IT Data Center Solutions, Bruce Su, explains how the company's six-layer active-active data center solution is eradicating the need to deploy passive, redundant data center assets.
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Blue Consult & Huawei for a Better Solution

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Martin Rott, CEO, and Marc Metzler, head of sales virtualization, from Germany's Blue Consult discuss their collaboration with Huawei and TrendMicro to develop a secure, scalable IT platform that can meet the needs of the most demanding enterprise users.
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