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Microsoft Launches Investment Fund for Cloud Startups
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Focusing on infrastructure, business SaaS, augmented reality, security and more.
CenturyLink Targets 'Six Nines' Reliability
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5/31/2016  |  7 comments
US operator believes it can improve on traditional reliability guarantees as it evolves its network and service offerings.
Verizon Drops Wireline Clues as Strike Ends
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5/31/2016  |  4 comments
Verizon turns its attention back to wireline.
Eurobites: EU Data Watchdog Dents Privacy Shield
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange renews MVNO agreement with Belgium's Telenet; Microsoft accused of breaking promises in Finland; 4G networks in briefcases and rucksacks.
HFCL, Ciena to Build Indian Defense Network
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Two equipment makers secure deal to build the world's largest purpose-built defense network.
Hutchinson Networks: If You Can't Beat the Cloud, Join It
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Faced with a competitive threat from cloud providers, UK-based Hutchinson Networks decided to become one.
Vodafone Demands More From NFV Vendors
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5/27/2016  |  4 comments
Industry alignment is needed on pricing models and VNF onboarding, notes Vodafone's Head of SDN and NFV David Amzallag in his BCE keynote presentation.
Opex Gloom Grows in New NFV Survey
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5/27/2016  |  2 comments
One tenth of operators do not expect NFV to lead to operating cost savings, up from just 2% six months ago.
Nothing's Going to Stop 4K
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5/27/2016  |  4 comments
Even with confusion about associated HDR technology and an aggravating political spat surrounding the preferred UHD streaming codec, the 4K market is set to grow in leaps and bounds.
Microsoft, Facebook Building Transatlantic Cable
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5/27/2016  |  3 comments
MAREA 'will be the highest-capacity subsea cable ever to cross the Atlantic,' Microsoft says.
Dish's HopperGO Is a Go
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
$99 cache-and-carry device is now available for Dish subscribers.
West Coast Gets Its First 10-Gig City
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5/26/2016  |  6 comments
Dayton, Oregon, goes 10-Gig with ISP OnlineNW and Adtran.
Salesforce Inks Strategic Cloud Deal With Amazon
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Names AWS as its 'preferred public cloud infrastructure provider' in a four-year deal.
Cisco's Patel Hails 'Microculture' Successes
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5/26/2016  |  9 comments
Cisco is spurring innovation by setting up much smaller and nimbler teams focused on specific products, says the company's chief development officer.
AT&T: OPNFV Can Bring Open Source Sanity
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Proliferation of open source orchestration options needs a level playing field for evaluation and OPNFV can be that, says AT&T executive.
Cisco Looks to Open Source for 'Badder Ass' Internet
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5/26/2016  |  2 comments
Cisco says it's committed to open source, which it sees as essential to making the Internet more robust for business applications.
Eurobites: BT, Huawei Hit 2 Tbits/s
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Member states approve 700MHz proposals; 3 to trial ad-blocking technology; Ireland's privacy watchdog bares teeth at Facebook.
Smart Cities: Rapidly Developing Like Molasses
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5/25/2016  |  2 comments
Simply getting a municipal project off the ground may require as much innovation as goes into the technology itself given all the challenges they face.
FCC: We'll Show You the Money, If...
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
FCC lays down rules for new rural broadband funding auction; $2 billion at stake.
AT&T's Margaret Chiosi Retires
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5/25/2016  |  7 comments
Virtualization figurehead retires from AT&T after an illustrious career.
AT&T Eyes Yahoo Too – Reports
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T might battle Verizon to buy Yahoo, according to reports.
Mitel Faces Competition in $1.96B Polycom Bid
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The unified communications player may have to improve its Polycom offer to fend off private equity competition.
Cable Is Eyeing Its Retail Options
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5/25/2016  |  8 comments
Some of the biggest companies in cable are looking lustily at the retail market.
Group Forms to Take On Intel in Data Centers
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5/25/2016  |  2 comments
AMD, ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm and Xilinx are collaborating on a spec for a single interconnect format for FPGA accelerators.
NIA Replacing 'Old Standards Bodies,' Says Cisco
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5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Leading industry executives reckon the NIA will play a critical role in facilitating investment in multivendor NFV deployments.
Level 3 Makes Security a Network Matter
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
New cloud-based service moves enterprise security perimeter into the network, eliminating perimeter gear and protecting data anywhere.
OTTs Are Forcing Us to Get Better, Says Cox
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5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says communications service providers need to earn trust and respect from customers attracted to OTT offerings.
Brocade Looks to Bridge Network & Cloud Automation
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Goal is to eliminate 'all the manual handoffs that get in the way of the body of work,' says a Brocade executive, describing the product based on technology Brocade acquired with StackStorm this year.
Eurobites: Microsoft Bails Out of Tampere
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 targets IoT; Perugia gets a gigabit; Isle of Wight hits warp speed on broadband.
Cray Adds Supercomputer for Big Data
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The new supercomputer is open and agile, and priced to be a competitive big data analysis platform in the enterprise market.
Verizon Backpedals on Go90
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5/24/2016  |  5 comments
Verizon CEO admits Go90 was overhyped.
Masergy CEO: Key Building Blocks for Better Customer Experience
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Masergy CEO and Chairman Chris MacFarland talks about how automation, NFV and customization can enrich the client's experience.
Facebook: TIP Will Open Telecom Hardware
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
BCE speaker Hans-Juergen Schmidtke says Telecom Infra Project will do for infrastructure technology what OCP has done for data centers.
DT: Telcos Must Escape Vendor Prison
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5/24/2016  |  16 comments
Operators are in a prison of vendors, according to Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg, and Facebook could help them break free.
AT&T to Start 5G 'Friendly' Trial by 2016 End
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5/24/2016  |  10 comments
AT&T pumps the gas on 5G trials again, but many technical challenges still remain when dealing with high-band, high-speed radios.
Altice Steps Closer to Cablevision Closing
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The New York Public Service Commission is recommending approval of the Altice buyout of Cablevision, with conditions.
Eurobites: Unions Predict Up to 15,000 Nokia Job Losses
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone bigwig on his way; Swisscom fined over sports TV content arrangements; Spotify still losing money.
Ciena Says Toolkit Makes DevOps Easier
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
New Blue Planet software tools make it simpler for network operators to 'onboard' resources or develop service templates for their virtual nets.
Nutanix Takes Hyper-Convergence Downscale
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The company is introducing a hyper-converged server for SMBs and desktop virtualization server for midsized enterprises.
Service Providers Debate Workplace Inclusion
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5/24/2016  |  1 comment
Diversity programs are great but only if all of a company's women and men are on board, according to execs from Sprint, CenturyLink, Boingo and Hitachi Consulting.
Facebook Lauds Terragraph Cost Savings
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5/24/2016  |  1 comment
Social networking giant claims its 60GHz technology will make alternative connectivity solutions look uneconomical.
Cisco Extends Meraki Cloud to the Enterprise
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Vendor introduces a cloud-based telephone product and services in the Meraki line, as a step in its transformation to a cloud company.
2550100 Alliance Tries to Make 25G Easy
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The 2550100 Alliance has been working feverishly to give data center operators enough reason to follow a new path through 25G, 50G and then on to 100G.
Colt Exec Joins NIA Board
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt Technology Services, won both a seat on NIA's board and a Leading Lights award at the Big Communications Event kick-off in Austin.
Leading Lights 2016: The Winners
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.
5G: The Fixed [Wireless] Is In!
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
At the ATIS 5G Symposium in Austin, fast fixed wireless comes into focus.
Wind, 3 Eye Sale of Italian Assets – Report
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Companies said to be in discussions with a variety of players as they look to secure approval for their merger.
Full Steam Ahead for Full Duplex DOCSIS
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5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney says the potential symmetrical multi-gig spec is 'looking incredibly strong' so far in the exploratory stage.
Eurobites: EU Splits on Data Regulation
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; Ericsson lands managed services deal in UAE; Virgin's FTTP push continues.
Telstra Plans to Build Asian Empire
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Network operator investing heavily in subsea and overland fiber to capture enterprise, web-scale and media content business in region.
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Cable & the Move to IPTV

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Cable operators are looking at transitioning operations to IPTV, and some have already started. What issues do operators face? What opportunities will this bring to customers? These are just a few of the questions Alticast considers in this interview between Alan Breznick and Susan Crouse at INTX 2016.
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Ooredoo at UBBS 2016

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At UBBS 2016 in Dubai, Light Reading is joined by Ooredoo Qatar's Yann Courqueux for an in-depth interview on their success.
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du's Success Infrastructure

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At UBBS 2016 in Dubai, Light Reading is joined by du's Jasim Alawadi for an in-depth interview on deploying all types of technology.
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At UBBS 2016 in Dubai, Light Reading is joined by Huawei's Michael Spratt for an in-depth interview on customer experience management.
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UBBS 2016 World Tour Highlight

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At UBBS World Tour 2016 in Dubai, Light Reading takes an exclusive look at the latest Huawei technology and the future of broadband.
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Getting Somewhere With TV Everywhere

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Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for ...
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