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T-Mobile, BlackBerry Flirt With Reuniting
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12/17/2014  |  5 comments
BlackBerry and T-Mobile are considering kissing and making up, but only if their CEOs can get along.
Sprint Halves Rivals' Pricing Plans... Sorta
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12/3/2014  |  2 comments
Sprint's promotion to halve the service pricing plans of those switching from AT&T or Verizon isn't as good as it seems when you factor in the new device requirements.
$38.3M: Ain't That a Kik in the SMS
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11/20/2014  |  17 comments
OTT chat app Kik has raised $38.3M in funding and acquired a GIF maker, showing operators there are other ways to monetize chat than ads and fees.
Live Chat: Small Sensors, Big Data Analytics
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11/17/2014  |  5 comments
Join us Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with TM Forum's Rebecca Sendel and Rob Rich about how operators are approaching big data analytics for the growing Internet of Things.
Bell Mobility's Analytical Makeover
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
With help from SevOne, the Canadian operator gained valuable visibility into its network. Now, it's tackling the challenge of internal silos.
Microsoft's Skype Embraces WebRTC on IE
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10/27/2014  |  21 comments
After years of sitting on the sidelines, Microsoft has pledged to support WebRTC -- formerly thought of as a Skype competitor -- in Internet Explorer.
BlackBerry's Passport to Success Is Services
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9/24/2014  |  8 comments
Despite the launch of its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry needs to embrace a future that's in M2M, messaging and enterprise services.
Meet the Small Cell Forum's New Chairman
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9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law talks to Light Reading about virtualization, backhaul, SON and more after being appointed chairman of the Small Cell Forum.
Music to My Mobile
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8/28/2014  |  14 comments
Wireless operators are jumping on the mobile music bandwagon, a move that sounds good for many reasons.
M2M's In Fashion: Wearables Play the US Open
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8/25/2014  |  15 comments
The worlds of tennis, fashion and wearables collide as Ralph Lauren and OMsignal turn a polo into a sensor to track your every movement.
Sprint Drops Prices, But Also Speeds?
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8/21/2014  |  14 comments
The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.
A New Verizon App Store? Say It Ain't So
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8/20/2014  |  11 comments
Verizon is reportedly working with an industry consortium to launch its own app store, but past efforts suggest it's not a smart move for the operator.
Live Chat: NFV & the Data Center
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8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro about how NFV is changing data center requirements and operations.
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
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8/11/2014  |  14 comments
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new low-end phone weeks after saying it was done with low-end phones.
A Short History of Hesse
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8/6/2014  |  10 comments
With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.
Sprint, T-Mobile: The Price War's On
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7/30/2014  |  17 comments
T-Mobile lowering its family data pricing is forcing Sprint to respond, and could spark a true price war in the US.
Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?
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7/24/2014  |  6 comments
The results of Light Reading's fourth annual Salary Survey tell us about the salaries, aspirations and job satisfaction of nearly 1,200 telecom professionals.
Verizon Rewards Customers for Their Data
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7/21/2014  |  7 comments
New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.
Isis (the Mobile Wallet One) to Rebrand
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7/7/2014  |  5 comments
The carrier-led mobile money JV plans to rebrand to distance itself from the violent militia by the same name.
Spam in the White City
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6/19/2014  |  13 comments
Tax season brought a huge wave of banking phishing scams to Chicago, Cloudmark says, urging operators to do more to protect against it – and talk more about it.
Have You Made Your Customers Smile Today?
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6/3/2014  |  6 comments
Is T-Mobile the master of smile moments? Two industry figures' tips on customer-centricity sound a lot like the Magenta carrier's recent 'uncarrier' moves.
WebRTC in the Wild
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6/2/2014  |  2 comments
Companies are starting to offer WebRTC-enabled services, and the network operators are – and should be – taking note.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Deal Maker
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5/30/2014  |  10 comments
M&A and partnerships related to SDN, SPIT, security, OTT, and LTE make up this year's hotly contested best deal-maker category.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Most Innovative Carrier WiFi Deployment
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5/23/2014  |  11 comments
Hotspot 2.0 and WiFi services dominate this year's shortlist.
More 4G Muddling: Verizon Brands AWS XLTE
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5/19/2014  |  17 comments
Between 4G, 5G, Sprint Spark, and Verizon's new XLTE campaign, consumers will likely never understand what LTE really is, but does that matter?
BlackBerry Wants a Fruitful Future in M2M
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5/13/2014  |  25 comments
CEO John Chen tells the Economic Times that BlackBerry will have a major M2M play in five years.
SK Telecom Tests WebRTC for the Blind
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5/9/2014  |  9 comments
Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, tells Light Reading about SK Telecom's plans for WebRTC, including a service to help the visually impaired.
AT&T to Turn Down Muve's Music?
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5/8/2014  |  23 comments
Cricket confirms AT&T is exploring 'alternative music options to Muve,' a decision that shows it's tone deaf to its prepaid customer base.
Why Some Operators Think LTE-U is Rude
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5/5/2014  |  10 comments
The 3GPP is in heated discussions about LTE in unlicensed spectrum, with operators split between those that want to take advantage and those worried about their WiFi investments.
Tablets Grow Like 'OMG' in Q1
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5/1/2014  |  8 comments
Verizon and AT&T managed to sell nearly 1M tablets between them, while T-Mobile says its push into connected tablets is just beginning.
Microsoft's Elop Denies He Was a Trojan Horse
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4/28/2014  |  62 comments
In a Q&A session with the former Nokia CEO, now head of Microsoft devices, Elop dismisses having ulterior motives with the sale and is non-committal on the future of the Nokia name.
WhatsApp Threatens Carrier VoLTE
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4/18/2014  |  37 comments
While the operators remain quiet on 4G voice, WhatsApp is plowing full steam ahead -- with or without their involvement.
C Spire's COO Sees the Percs in SPIT
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4/8/2014  |  1 comment
COO Kevin Hankins talks to Light Reading about the carrier's loyalty and rewards program and the opportunity in bridging the chasm between networks and IT.
T-Mobile Not Stealing Customers… Yet
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4/3/2014  |  29 comments
The big four US operators managed to add 800,000 post-paid subscribers in the past three months, but the scales are tipping in T-Mobile's favor.
Klout Scores $200M in Lithium Buy
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4/1/2014  |  9 comments
Social enterprise vendor Lithium snaps up Klout to add its social influence scoring system to its arsenal of customer experience management tools.
Big Fish in the CCA's Pond
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3/25/2014  |  3 comments
The CCA's biggest members, Sprint and T-Mobile, are friends with the smaller carriers, but would they turn foe if they joined forces?
AT&T Shuts Down Alerts Beta to Revamp
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3/24/2014  |  20 comments
AT&T says a new and improved location-based messaging service is coming later this year.
Stephen Bye, The Network Guy
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3/20/2014  |  9 comments
All eyes are on Sprint's CTO, the man behind Network Vision, as he looks to build out a market-leading LTE network from a patchwork of different spectrum holdings.
AT&T Talks Small Cells, DAS in New Ads
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3/17/2014  |  26 comments
Rather than go after its competitors or further muddle the term 4G, AT&T is trying a new approach to advertising -- actually explaining how it's improving its network.
The Re-Resurgence of the Prepaid Wars
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3/14/2014  |  37 comments
With AT&T closing its Leap acquisition and Sprint introducing a new prepaid brand, contract-free service is once again becoming the biggest battleground in wireless.
Poll: Backhaul Holds Up City Small Cells
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3/10/2014  |  10 comments
Thirty-five percent of Light Reading's nearly 700 poll takers tell us that backhaul is the biggest impediment to public access small-cell deployments.
Could Tata Be Facebook's Next M&A Target?
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3/6/2014  |  17 comments
Following its WhatsApp acquisition, a deal for the Indian telco Tata Communications could be just crazy enough to work for the social network.
WebRTC & the Rise of the WebCo
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2/28/2014  |  19 comments
WebRTC is a big opportunity for telcos, but it's a technology that could shape up without them. Heard this story before?
SK Telecom Gives Dialing a Makeover
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2/27/2014  |  10 comments
It was the first with VoLTE and now the first to make how its customers call prettier and potentially more lucrative.
Libon Liberates Orange From RCS
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2/25/2014  |  3 comments
Orange is smart not to place all its bets on RCS, but build a service that will work for all users, regardless of the network or OTT app being used.
Carrier WiFi: The Handoff Tradeoff
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2/21/2014  |  9 comments
Seamless handoff is a big issue for carrier WiFi, but the industry isn't coalescing around one way to do it.
AT&T, IBM Adopt an Analytical Approach to M2M
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2/18/2014  |  10 comments
Partnership bringing together AT&T's network and M2M connections with IBM's analytics software and security mean big-data insights on small-data connections.
Salary Survey: What's It Worth to You?
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2/12/2014  |  10 comments
Light Reading is now accepting responses to its fourth annual telecom industry salary survey, exploring hiring, firing, raises, job satisfaction, and opportunities in the space.
Beal's New Gig: Integrating Vodafone & Tata?
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2/3/2014  |  4 comments
Matt Beal's new job description could expand greatly if Vodafone is to acquire all of Tata's telecom assets, as rumored.
Mobile World Congress: Our Key Players
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2/3/2014  |  10 comments
Meet the team of Light Reading editors and Heavy Reading analysts who will be out at MWC in full force.
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EE: The Road to 5G

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Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
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Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

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Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

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Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
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US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

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US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
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How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

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Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
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Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

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Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
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Event Highlights: Huawei at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014

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Huawei joined the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow Congress as one of the key sponsors and contributors. At the event, Huawei reinforced the openness and flexibility of its network infrastructure strategies, and provided updates on its SDN and NVF innovations. Through participations at the exhibitions, forums and speeches, Huawei encouraged the industry to "think bigger and ...
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How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark

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Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
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Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors

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Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
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TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B

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TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
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AT&T's New Security Strategy

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AT&T's Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso explains how his company is wrapping virtual security layers around micro network domains.
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2020 Vision: A First View

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At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
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