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Comcast Reaches for Xfinity & Beyond
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4/27/2017  |  1 comment
Comcast preps to launch new smart-home app for Xfinity customers as it once again reports strong customer and revenue growth numbers in Q1.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
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4/27/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
India Gets Its First MVNO
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4/27/2017  |  1 comment
India has just gained its first mobile virtual network operator with the launch of services by Aerovoyce.
Net Neutrality, Here We Go Again
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4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The FCC is reopening the issue of net neutrality, and it looks like Republicans and Democrats are about to face off again.
Grande Goes Gig, Busts Bundle
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4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Texas ISPs turn up gigabit Internet service in five markets, offering Internet only to the cord-cutting crowd.
Altice USA Preps for Home Hub Rollout
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4/26/2017  |  1 comment
Speaking at NAB, Altice USA chief Dexter Goei discusses MSO's plans for deploying combination set-top, modem and router boxes in customer homes.
AT&T: TW Deal Will Light a Fire Under Video Biz
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4/26/2017  |  1 comment
Video was not a highlight for AT&T in Q1.
Eurobites: EU Officials Raid Telenor & Tele2 Over Competition Concerns in Sweden
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4/26/2017  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q1 revenues slip at KPN; Virgin Media adds channels for expats; Orange agrees wage deal with unions; Netflix et al could face increased European content requirement.
Telia's Sweden Cost Problem Threatens 2017 Targets
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4/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish telco insists it will overcome its cost problems in subsequent quarters and sticks to its earnings guidance for the full year.
Surprise! AT&T Markets 4G Advances as '5G Evolution'
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4/25/2017  |  22 comments
Meet the new G, same as the old G!
Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
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4/25/2017  |  3 comments
Swedish vendor racks up massive loss and says new profitability criteria in the managed services area will wipe 4% off revenues in 2019.
Utility Poles Pose Problems for 5G & More
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
New ideas surfaced at the FCC's first Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee meeting for solving the industry's pole attachment problem and accelerating broadband deployments.
Verizon Fios Finally Goes Gigabit
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Despite its fiber-to-the-home networks, Verizon has delayed the launch of gigabit services for years, but the wait is finally over.
Cable-Powered Wireless Faces Tech Hurdles
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4/21/2017  |  1 comment
The technical challenges of going wireless aren't small.
Eurobites: T-Mobile Gets All-Clear on 'Data-Free' Music Streaming
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4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify renews deal with indie labels; Orange Belgium's Q1; Virgin gives it some Voom; Finland's epic coffee fail.
Orange to Bring Virtual LiveBox to France in 2018
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4/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shifting intelligence deeper into the network and using dumber boxes will lead to service benefits for customers, says Orange CEO.
Verizon Ekes Out Fios Revenue Gains
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4/20/2017  |  1 comment
Despite the loss of 13,000 video subscribers, the big US telco sees overall Fios revenues climb 4.7% on a year-over-year basis in Q1.
Windstream Introduces Diverse Connect
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
New service updates business connectivity for the cloud era, using fixed wireless access and offering end-to-end SLAs.
Eurobites: Orange Bank Is Open for Business
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom issues duct-and-pole proposals; KPN invests in smart home system; Sky revenue up, but profit down; Liquid Telecom links up with Intelsat.
WiFi Mesh in Home Still Requires a Wire
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Test results showed a dramatic improvement in WiFi performance when using MoCA 2.0 as the backhaul, compared to a WiFi-based backhaul only.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
Verizon's Fiber Spend Won't End With Corning
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4/19/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon needs a lot of fiber for future 5G rollouts, which leads to the age-old question: build it or buy it?
Verizon CEO Comments Feed Merger Frenzy
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4/18/2017  |  3 comments
Lowell McAdam says cable merger no longer seems likely but is still open to other ideas – like a Comcast merger.
Corning Lands $1B Deal With Verizon
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon has agreed to $1.05 billion three-year minimum purchase agreement with Corning for optical products.
Eurobites: Nokia Tests 10G XGS-PON in Finland
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and Virgin Media consider advertising tie-up; Telefónica uses Huawei's SOCs; Google placates Russians; UK cybersecurity failings.
Crown Castle Adds Fiber Muscle With $600M Wilcon Buy
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Towerco's latest takeover move shows it is banking on the growing appetite for small cell technologies with the rollout of 5G services.
WiC 2017 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/17/2017  |  1 comment
Learn about five women who are inspiring others through their success, business acumen, outreach and advocacy in the next-gen comms industry.
Comcast Wins Spectrum – What's Next?
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
A peek at what Comcast could do with its new wireless spectrum assets.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
PCCW's Viu TV Racking Up the Numbers
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4/13/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW is enjoying success with its recently launched Viu TV service.
Calix Intros AXOS DPx for Cable Operators
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4/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Utilizing a VNF architecture, SDN-ready NETCONF interfaces, and standards-based YANG models, AXOS DPx enables MSOs to leverage DOCSIS, as well as the AXOS anyPHY, anySDN, ecosystem.
Australia's TPG Rattles Telstra With $1.4B Mobile Move
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4/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Broadband operator sends shockwaves through the market with plans to build its own mobile network.
Altice's US Arm Files for IPO
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Altice starts IPO process as it nears 5 million customers in the US.
Mediacom Launches Gig Speeds in Minnesota
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
More than 80 cities and towns will get gigabit broadband services in Minnesota with Mediacom's DOCSIS 3.1 network.
Eurobites: UK Broadband Customers Stung by 'Loyalty Penalties'
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: disaster recovery in the cloud; Nokia does NG-PON with NBN; BT reinvents the customer experience; EE recruits.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
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4/11/2017  |  1 comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Meet the 2017 finalists for Women in Comms' second-annual Leading Lights in the categories of Most Inspiring Woman in Comms and Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.
Indigo: A New Shade of AT&T
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Open Networking Summit presentation makes clear that AT&T's journey to differentiated services is one most operators will need to take.
FCC Broadband Panel Starts on Shaky Ground
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4/10/2017  |  6 comments
The first meeting of the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee is scheduled for next week, and I'm not optimistic.
Comcast Multi-Gig Atlanta Site Signs 16 New Customers
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast has inked 16 new business contracts within the new Atlanta Braves ballpark and mixed-use development site.
Vivendi CEO Eyes Chairman Job at Telecom Italia
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
French media giant and Telecom Italia shareholder is bidding for greater control over the Italian operator.
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
Eurobites: MEPs Tackle Trump on Data Privacy
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4/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: London's Square Mile signs public WiFi deal; Telenor sells shares in VEON; Spotify may go for direct listing; Virgin Media does Devon.
Liberty Global Reveals Next-Gen Plans
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4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
In a rollicking fireside chat, Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair expounds on MSO's plans to roll out DOCSIS 3.1, DAA, Fiber, 5G and OTT.
Calix Connects With CORD, ONOS Networks
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4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Calix engineers leverage AXOS platform to complete development in less than four weeks.
Iliad's Italian Odyssey May Be a Hard Slog
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Iliad reportedly wants to grab a quarter of Italy's mobile market, but the strategy it employed to devastating effect in France is unlikely to bear the same fruit.
Eurobites: CityFibre Soars Following Hint of Potential Sale
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad's Italian aspirations; Telenor targets IoT entrepreneurs; Deutsche Telekom promotes guilt-free mobile streaming.
Former Ericsson CEO Vestberg to Be Verizon's King of Networks
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3/31/2017  |  3 comments
US operator says it will restructure its business along three lines and puts former Ericsson CEO in charge of networks and technology.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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