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The Summer of LTE
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8/19/2013  |  12 comments
It's summer 2013: Do you know where your 4G LTE network is?
Sun, Sea, Sand & Signaling
Jonestown  | 
2/28/2013  |  1 comment
Could Firefox be the chatty OS that makes a beached whale of your network?
A Sync Standards Rumble at the Edge?
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2/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Everyone agrees that standards are good to stitch together networks made of 4G, small cells and even Wi-Fi, but there's much less accord over which standards to use to actually to get it done
What's Holding Back Video Chat?
Jonestown  | 
11/2/2012  |  1 comment
6:00 AM More carriers need to adopt RCS 5.0 if the concept of in-app, cross-network, mobile video chat is to flourish
Stitching Together Wi-Fi, 4G & More
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11/1/2012  |  Post a comment
1:50 PM Creating a seamless broadband experience across a variety of networks is one of the challenges of 2013
MobileCON 2012: Mobile in Flux
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10/12/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM Can either Sprint or T-Mobile grow their subscriber base as an unlimited 4G operator?
2013: Richer Services on 4G?
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10/11/2012  |  Post a comment
8:05 AM 2013 might just be about more capacity and coverage on LTE networks in the U.S.
Samsung: This Note's for You?
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8/17/2012  |  2 comments
3:00 PM The Note 10.1 will win some fans with its pen-based input, but will it unseat the iPad as the top tablet?
Cable's Hot Zone Could Equal Offload
Jonestown  | 
5/24/2012  |  2 comments
10:15 AM The cableco Wi-Fi plan could make it easier to offload smartphone data in the northeastern US
AT&T Labs CTO: Wireless Network Evolution
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4/25/2012  |  1 comment
The president and CTO of AT&T Labs discusses the network in the next decade and the growing importance of the cloud and mobile security
T-Mobile's Fighting Spirit
Jonestown  | 
1/12/2012  |  2 comments
T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm says the mobile operator is in fighting form and ready to take on the market again
CES: It's Still About 4G LTE for Me
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1/9/2012  |  Post a comment
5:15 AM 4G is still about delivering a national footprint and killer devices in 2012
The Bigger Bubble
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8/26/2011  |  1 comment
4:20 AM Mobile startups are hot, but VC spending on wireless is much more diverse than it was during the previous Internet bubble
The Myth of LTE Global Roaming
Jonestown  | 
8/24/2011  |  9 comments
6:10 AM Operators are standardizing on LTE but they're all using multiple radio bands, making it hard to develop a 4G world phone
Why Mobile Operators Don't Talk IPv6
Jonestown  | 
7/15/2011  |  3 comments
1:00 AM I chat to LR's Carol Wilson about how mobile operators are keeping quiet on IPv6 even as they work hard on the protocol
CTIA 2011: Wi-Fi Could Be Glue for Mega-Merger
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3/26/2011  |  Post a comment
1:00 PM AT&T's large hot-spot network and T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling could help get users connected in the early stages of the mega-merger
CTIA 2011: Qualcomm, Kings of Multi-Mode
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3/25/2011  |  Post a comment
9:00 PM Qualcomm is solidifying its position at the top of multimode 4G food chain
CTIA 2011: Imagining the iPhone 5
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3/21/2011  |  Post a comment
5:25 AM iPhone 5 will likely get A5 chip and faster 3G, but will it get LTE?
CTIA 2011: 4G & the Need for Spectrum
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3/18/2011  |  Post a comment
11:15 AM As 4G arrives, the CTIA focuses on the need for more spectrum; could network sharing be a partial answer?
Looking Ahead to CTIA
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2/21/2011  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM L-T-E in the U-S-A, ra, ra!
MWC 2011: What Mattered in Barcelona
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2/18/2011  |  Post a comment
Nokia cast a long shadow at MWC 2011
MWC 2011: 3-D Trumps 4G
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2/14/2011  |  Post a comment
3:30 PM Mobile 3-D displays make a splash
MWC 2011: MWC Is Booming
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2/14/2011  |  Post a comment
2:30 PM A rainy day doesn't keep the crowds away
2011: The Year of the Data Hog
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1/11/2011  |  Post a comment
11:20 AM It's time to start asking your carrier for more information on how much data you're using
Why Broadcom Bought Beceem
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10/29/2010  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Broadcom is doing its part to make LTE as cheap as chips
Verizon's LTE Tease
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10/7/2010  |  1 comment
10:30 AM More markets announced, but not much more to go on as Verizon keeps showing us a little LTE leg
MetroPCS: The City Limits of 4G
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9/22/2010  |  Post a comment
5:30 PM Sarah Reedy and I discuss the early restrictions on the LTE ambitions of MetroPCS


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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

10|22|14   |   6:51   |   (0) comments


Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

10|21|14   |   9:01   |   (0) comments


SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

10|21|14   |   3:58   |   (0) comments


ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments


SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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