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Sen. Schatz: No Big Infrastructure Bill Coming
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) warns the telecom industry not to hitch its wagon to a big infrastructure bill out of Congress.
A Solid First Step Toward Greater Broadband Deployment
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2/17/2017  |  2 comments
Private investment is essential if the US is to reach its broadband goals, particularly for connecting rural America, writes former Congressman Rick Boucher.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos Drones for Instant LTE
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ZTE in German tie-up.
Huawei Unveils GigaHome Offering
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's smart home solution focuses on home gateways and supports flexible WiFi extension through multiple media, such as the CAT5 lines, power lines and wireless repeaters.
Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
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2/16/2017  |  6 comments
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
Broadcast OTT Services Start Scaling
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2/16/2017  |  1 comment
HBO Now, CBS All Access and Showtime's OTT service all now boast about 1.5 million subscribers or more after two years of operation.
Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?
Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
Calix Reports Q4 Sales Growth
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $131.8 million, an increase of 25.5% compared to $105.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Eurobites: DT, Ericsson Slice 5G With SK Telecom
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat bird blasts off successfully; identity crisis at UK government; Proximus connects cars; Sky fills in notspots at new HQ.
Comcast Business Invests $25M for High-Performance Ethernet in Boston, Cambridge
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Back Bay and financial district business communities benefit from scalable, advanced Internet and voice capabilities.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
Is Magic Leap a Mirage of Misogyny & Deceit?
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
A lawsuit, filed by the well-funded startup's former VP of marketing, suggests it created a hostile work environment for women and used misleading marketing.
Nokia Pitches Its Broadband Gear at Mobile Operators
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia evolves its broadband access gear to encompass mobile front haul and backhaul transport as well as consumer and enterprise services.
Iskratel Launches Home Gateway
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Innbox G69 allows additional managed access points to be added to the home gateway, increasing the number of WiFi channels that can be accessed.
Huawei Puts Cloud, Video at Top of Its MWC Agenda
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor is pushing video as a growth engine and launching multiple cloud-centric products at this year's MWC.
AT&T Going Gig in 50+ Metros
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T announced plans this morning to launch gigabit service over FTTH in five more US markets by month's end, increasing its reach to 51 metros.
AT&T Fiber Expanding to More Than 50 Metros by End of February
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Gigabit Internet connection to customer locations arrives in parts of five new major metro areas.
Packerland Broadband Launches DOCSIS 3.1
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Crystal Falls gets its gig.
Eurobites: Nokia & 3 Go Cloud Native
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italian FTTH joint venture comes under competition scrutiny; Ericsson calls for security; MPs press for inquiry into Murdoch's Sky bid.
IBM, Ericsson Unveil 28GHz 5G Antenna
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2/9/2017  |  5 comments
The new antenna, made with a silicon-based process, signifies progress toward gigabit base stations and gateways in a 5G band favored by AT&T and Verizon.
Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.
CenturyLink's Capex Axe to Fall on Infinera, Ciena – Analyst
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Spending cuts at CenturyLink could spell some misery for optical equipment makers, according to a leading analyst.
Eurobites: Ofcom Lays Out the 5G Map
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel gets into analytics; Colt hooks up to Azure; Telefónica makes friends in Iceland; Nokia sells G.fast in Japan.
New CableLabs Optical Tech Promises Big Bandwidth Boost
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Early CableLabs tests of coherent optics for the access network are producing speeds above 2 terabits per second.
Angie Aims to Fill Google Fiber Void
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2/8/2017  |  24 comments
ISP startup Angie Communications, which announced fiber connectivity in 87 cities late last year, is now planning to offer residential service in cities where Google has stopped FTTH deployments.
Eurobites: Russia's MTS Plots Fiber Upgrade for 5G
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2/8/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: New EU rules on online content access; Swisscom feels the heat; Inmarsat and Actility talk IoT; 5G and energy grids.
Sprint to Be 1st in US With Massive MIMO?
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2/7/2017  |  4 comments
64x64 MIMO for 2.4GHz networks likely to arrive in 2017.
TDS Considers Sun Prairie Utilities Acquisition
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
TDS has signed a non-binding letter of intent regarding its interest in acquiring Sun Prairie Utilities.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
Research Nudges Terabit Wireless Speeds, but What's the Range?
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2/6/2017  |  4 comments
Researchers at the University of Hiroshima claim a transmitter system delivered 105 Gbit/s over a single 300GHz channel.
Exponential-e Offers 10GbE Business Internet Access
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2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
UK cloud and network provider makes an off-the-shelf, 10 Gigabit Ethernet service (GigE) available to British businesses.
Eurobites: Equinix Splashes Out in Slough
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2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC in the doldrums; fiber for Namur; ADVA targets climate change; UK boards lack IT expertise.
Telecom Italia Renaissance Gathers Pace
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2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Italian incumbent brings a long period of domestic decline to an end and looks forward to continued growth.
Cox Picks Arris, Netgear for Next-Gen WiFi
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2/3/2017  |  1 comment
Cox isn't licensing the new Comcast digital home solution to power its premium Panoramic WiFi service. At least not yet.
Can SK Telecom Write a New Telco Growth Story?
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2/3/2017  |  Post a comment
The South Korean operator is under pressure to show there is money to be made from technology diversification.
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Vodafone Sales Hit by Price Pressure in India, UK
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Service provider says full-year earnings will be at the lower end of previously issued guidance because of difficulties in two key markets.
Nokia Upbeat on Turnaround Despite Sales Decline
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2/2/2017  |  3 comments
Finnish vendor heralds good progress on cost savings and the implementation of its new strategy.
Could Trump Give a Boost to German Broadband?
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2/1/2017  |  1 comment
A deal involving T-Mobile could help Deutsche Telekom to fund broadband improvements in its heartlands.
AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo Redefining Connectivity Through Software Control, Big Data & Blazing Speed
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2/1/2017  |  Post a comment
First 5G evolution markets in Austin and Indianapolis this year will deliver peak theoretical wireless speeds of 400Mbps or higher.
Can KPN Complete a Turnaround?
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2/1/2017  |  2 comments
Dutch incumbent believes it is nearing the end of the long road to financial stability and if the coming year provides further proof points then it might be an attractive takeover target.
BT Bulks Up Openreach Board to Appease Ofcom
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2/1/2017  |  Post a comment
UK fixed-line incumbent is trying to ward off calls for its dismemberment amid a financial crisis.
Pai Opposes Title II, FCC Alums Oppose Pai
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1/31/2017  |  10 comments
New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reiterated his opposition to Title II classification for ISPs today, while others hope to preserve the Open Internet Order.
Eurobites: Telenor Tinkers With Connected Car
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1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mixed picture for Telekom Austria; Saudi Telecom buys rival's towers; WhatsApp sued over data privacy; Virgin Mobile arrives in UAE.
Tibit Wins $13.8M for CORD Play
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1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
With AT&T and Liberty Global on its partner list, Tibit plans to disrupt the access network industry.
China Testing Private Funding Models for Telecom
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1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models to raise capital.
AT&T: Prepping for the 5G World
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1/30/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's Tom Keathley discusses the carrier's evolving plans for developing, testing and deploying 5G wireless services over the next few years.
There's a Reverse Cloud on the Horizon
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1/30/2017  |  1 comment
So says CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney, who also believes a 'reverse cloud' will be necessary to support future augmented and virtual reality applications.
Intelsat's 33e Enter Satellite Service
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat Epic high-throughput satellites, successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on January 29.
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Facebook has introduced new measures that will enable users to secure access to their accounts using a physical 'key' application.
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