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$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  |  7 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.
The No-Streaming Bowl
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1/31/2014  |  11 comments
Carriers are losing interest in equipping sports stadiums with WiFi, but they need it now more than ever.
LTE Brings More Malware
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1/29/2014  |  1 comment
More data usage can lead to more mobile infections, according to Alcatel-Lucent's latest malware findings.
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From 4G to 5G: Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Geary

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Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.
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Building a Secure Telefonica Network With Huawei's High-End Firewall

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Andrew Davies, IP architect of the Telefonica, a leading digital communications company, discusses the Huawei security gateway solution and putting the solution into the testbed.
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Huawei Partners with Spirent to Verify CE12816's 10GE Port & TRILL Networking Capabilities

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Spirent Communications is the world's leading supplier for telecom testing appliances and solutions. Spirent has been in a close partnership with Huawei for a long time.
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Saudi Airlines & Its ICT Transformation

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In this video, Saudi Airlines discusses its network problems and how Huawei's Agile Network is its all-in-one solution.
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Huawei's Agile Switch Benefiting Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital

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Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital speaks about how Huawei's Agile Switch has improved the medical service's network infrastructure.
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FanPlay & Huawei Build a Wireless Agile Smart Stadium

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FanPlay is a cloud-based white label service, which is effectively a football fan engagement platform underpinned by mobile payment technology.
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Building an Agile Stadium

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Stadiums may be thousands of tons of concrete and steel, but they now need to be agile. Being at the stadium may not be as alluring as it once was. Sports franchises and stadium operators discuss how to get fans back.
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Huawei Helps ChinaCache Tackle Challenges in the Internet Industry

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ChinaCache is China's largest content distribution network supplier. Huawei's CE12800 has provided ChinaCache with very strong support in its establishment of an infrastructure network.
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Cefinity on Managed Security Services & Next-Generation Firewall

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Cefinity is a cloud management service provider in Southeast Asia. Ivan Zhang, CEO of the company, discusses the implementation of security service management in the cloud era.
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Huawei's Agile Gateway in the Eyes of Cefinity

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Cefinity is a managed service provider for enterprise networks. The company currently uses Huawei's AR series routers for the most complete range of functions. CEO Ivan Zhang speaks about the advantages of the AR series routers.
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CTO of Bus-Online Talks About Huawei's Agile Gateway

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Bus-Online covers around 100 million users everyday. In addition to providing mobile TV, and advertising services to the public, Bus-Online has also entered the field of mobile Internet.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Amsterdam ArenA as an Agile Campus

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The Amsterdam ArenA, home of the Ajax soccer team, can be a crowded space. ArenA has partnered with Huawei to work on bringing ample bandwidth to 53,000 people at the same time.
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