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Eurobites: Brits In Line for Cashback Over Fixed-Line Fails
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3/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and SoftBank trial 28GHz 5G; Proximus rolls trucks on fiber program; EU treads carefully in Google case; Deutsche Telekom monkeys around with 4G and VR.
FTTH No Slam Dunk for Cable
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3/23/2017  |  7 comments
Skills shortage just one of the gating factors making it likely cable selectively uses home-run fiber to combat competitive challenges.
No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
Eurobites: A1, Nokia Turn It Up to 11
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3/22/2017  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: biometric sensor firm's warning hits shares; Plusnet fined for bad billing; Swisscom hooks up with Swiss Post for IoT; Sky Q gets voice search.
Russia's MTS: There Is No 5G Business Case
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3/21/2017  |  4 comments
Russia's biggest telco has nothing positive to say about 5G technology during an investor presentation in London.
Cox's Finkelstein: Lots of Fiber, No Regrets!
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3/21/2017  |  1 comment
The guy in charge of advanced access architectures at Cox says DOCSIS 3.1 is essential but so is planning ahead for fiber deployment.
Cable Gaining in a Shrinking Pay-TV World
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3/21/2017  |  1 comment
Cable not losing video subs as fast as its competition, and also picking up broadband subs as well, notes Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick.
AT&T Trials 400GbE for Ultra-Fast Video Streaming
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3/21/2017  |  1 comment
400GbE connection established during first phase of trials.
China Telecom to Cut Capex by 8% in 2017
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3/21/2017  |  1 comment
While hardly a surprise, spending cuts by the Chinese operator will add to the pressure on equipment vendors this year.
Eurobites: Scots Pump £15M Into Fiber Expansion
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3/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes IoT at CeBIT; Openreach turns to VR for recruitment help; RAD promotes rowing titan; Proximus sells off real estate.
Cablecos Gain From Era of Telco Transition
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3/17/2017  |  3 comments
The cable industry is benefiting from a tough period of technology transition in telecom.
The Cloud Descends on OFC 2017
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3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The annual optical fest that is OFC is about to open its doors at the LA Convention Center and, like most networking industry events, cloud cover is very evident.
NG-PON2 Forum Joins Broadband Forum
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The Broadband Forum is integrating NG-PON2 Forum members into a new NG-PON2 Council.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Looms
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
SDOs Team Up on PON Convergence
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
A number of standards development organizations (SDOs) are working to combine their efforts and encourage close cooperation on passive optical network (PON) technology developments.
Why DOCSIS May Never Die
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3/15/2017  |  12 comments
Whether it's the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec or the forthcoming Full Duplex DOCSIS spec, cablecos are still mainly counting on DOCSIS to rule the broadband space.
Memphis Grizzlies Select Comcast Business
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3/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Basketball team gets 3Gbit/s connection at FedExForum.
The Growing Pains of 5G
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3/15/2017  |  3 comments
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.
Returning to a Cloudy Software World
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3/14/2017  |  5 comments
After a few years away, I'm back at Light Reading – and I've returned to a strange new world of clouds and software.
NYC Charges Verizon With Fios Fraud
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3/14/2017  |  6 comments
New York City has filed suit against Verizon for failing to live up to its Fios promises.
Adtran Tops 10 Million Vectoring Ports
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Broadband vendor Adtran has shipped more DSL and VDSL2 vectoring ports in North America than all other vendors combined.
Light Reading Appoints Craig Matsumoto as Editor-in-Chief
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Experienced and respected journalist returns to Light Reading to take the top editorial role at the expanding digital publishing group.
China's ZTE Gets New Chairman – Report
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
The roles of chairman, president and executive director will no longer be held by a single individual as ZTE looks to burnish its corporate image.
Nominate Your WiC Leading Lights NOW!
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3/14/2017  |  2 comments
There's only a few days left to nominate a new class of worthy women for 2017's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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3/13/2017  |  3 comments
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.
OrbTV: AT&T's CMO Details $40B Spend
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer of AT&T Business Solutions, details out the 2016 and 2017 $40 billion capex outlay in part one of an interview with Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress.
$100M at Stake in US Wireless RFP
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3/13/2017  |  1 comment
The National Science Foundation has tasked US Ignite and Northeastern University with managing an estimated $100 million in funding set aside for advanced wireless networking research.
OrbTV: Tele2 CEO on Industry 4.0
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2, spoke with Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief of Light Reading, about the fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact it will have on businesses and society in general and the challenges it will bring for service providers.
Dish's 5G Plans Should Rouse Cablecos
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3/10/2017  |  5 comments
Dish's spectrum could pair well with cable companies' fiber.
BT Agrees to Openreach Split
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Networks business will become a legally separate entity within BT Group, with its own board and budget, following deal with regulator Ofcom.
Altice USA Sticks to High-Fiber Diet
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Even as it slashes its overall capex budget, Altice is still spending heavily to roll out FTTH networks and boost broadband speeds in its US territories.
Eurobites: SoftBank to Sell Chunk of ARM to Saudi-Backed Fund
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT lines up new chairman; Nokia and Deutsche Telekom look for AI innovation; Fujitsu to invest €50 million in AI; Andorra beefs up FTTH with Huawei.
Altice to Slash 2017 Capex Despite US FTTH Plan, French Rivalry
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable operator's 2017 guidance implies a sharp reduction on spending in 2016 while French rivals plan to maintain or increase investment levels.
OrbTV: Small Cell Forum on Road to 5G
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
David Orloff, chairman of Small Cell Forum, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the work the organization is doing to enable hyper-dense, ultra-high capacity networks to support 5G and IoT.
AT&T CFO: We're the Capacity Kings
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3/8/2017  |  2 comments
Stephens tells investment conference AT&T didn't want an unlimited data battle but is uniquely positioned to win one.
ZTE Suffers $340M Net Loss on US Fine
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment maker turns loss-making in 2016 but may have cause to feel more optimistic about its prospects this year.
Eurobites: Telenor Backs AI Brains Trust
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia milks 4.5G, sells managed services to VimpelCom; MTN's CEO resigns; in-flight broadband partnership wins its first customer; Blackadder goes over-the-top in US.
Sprint's Tech COO on Gigabit LTE
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/7/2017  |  1 comment
In a special guest appearance on OrbTV at MWC 2017, Günther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, talks about the three building blocks of Gigabit LTE, small cells, SD/NFV and more.
Charter Issues RFP for D3.1 Modems
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3/7/2017  |  1 comment
Second biggest US MSO is seeking product information from tech vendors as it gears up for rolling out DOCSIS 3.1.
Iliad to Ramp Up Spending in France This Year
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3/7/2017  |  Post a comment
French telco plots a sharp increase in capital expenditure on the back of continued earnings growth in 2016.
Have You Entered the Leading Lights?
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3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Comcast: Our Network's Ready for 5G
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3/6/2017  |  3 comments
Comcast's Neil Smit says that independent evaluators have reviewed Comcast's network footprint and believe it's well suited for future 5G rollouts.
Top Industry Execs Join Broadband Forum Advisory Council
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3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
The Broadband Forum has attracted high-level representatives from CenturyLink, Vodafone, Huawei, Nokia, Intel, CableLabs and more to its new Executive Advisory Council.
Turkcell, ZTE Agree Strategic Cooperation MOU
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3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Both parties aim to strengthen their current cooperation and extend it to other fields including GPON, DWDM and 5G.
BT Splashes $1.5B to Beat Sky in Latest Soccer Rights Battle
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3/6/2017  |  1 comment
UK incumbent's appetite for lavish spending on soccer rights remains undiminished despite an array of business and regulatory challenges.
Technicolor Table Lamp Runs on AWS
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3/3/2017  |  5 comments
Technicolor shows how the future of the connected home could run through Amazon Web Services.
Frontier Eyes OTT Video Options
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3/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Seeking to get out of the woods after another round of customer and revenue declines, Frontier is looking at jumping into the OTT video game.
Adtran Advances CORD Architectures for Mobile, Work & Home
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3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Sets the foundation to bring datacenter economies and cloud agility to service providers with defined CORD use cases for residential, mobile and enterprise networks.
Cable One Doubles Down on Broadband
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3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Still eschewing residential video services, rogue US MSO heightens focus on data and business services for growth despite slowing broadband engine.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom's Q4 Bottom Line Hit by BT Shares Slump
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3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams up with Telecom Italia on 5G, brings its virtual network function to Egypt; Telefónica goes Nano with LTE, chooses Teoco for spectrum refarming; French regulator gets new director-general.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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