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FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
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2/26/2015  |  2 comments
The FCC pre-empts state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, potentially opening the floodgates to municipal network expansion.
FCC Vote Shows Net Neutrality Strains
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
In a historic move, the Commission adopts a Title II regulatory regime but agrees to forbear from many of the utility-style regulations that Title II embodies. Will that work? We'll see.
US Telecom: FCC's Move Has Global Implications
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Agency's chief, Walter McCormick, says reclassifying Internet access as a telecom service could open Pandora's box of international treaty rules.
FCC Adopts Title II Rules
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2/26/2015  |  2 comments
Acceding to Obama's public request, the FCC has adopted the reclassification of broadband service as a Title II telecom service over both fixed broadband lines and mobile networks.
FCC Adopts Title II Internet Regs for Net Neutrality
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
As expected the FCC approved regulation of Internet access until Title II common carrier rules to implement net neutrality in a 3-2 vote.
Cablevision CEO Shrugs Off Title II
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
While other top US cable and telco executives fear the worst about the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Cablevision Systems CEO James Dolan is pretty blasé about it.
T-Mobile US Spurs Growth at Deutsche Telekom
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest operator had its US business to thank for sales and earnings growth in 2014, with all other units reporting revenue declines.
Telefónica Upbeat Despite Slump in Profits
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2/25/2015  |  3 comments
Hit by currency weakness in Venezuela and restructuring costs in Germany, Spain's incumbent is confident this year will be much brighter.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  2 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
Is FCC Weighing Net Neutrality Changes?
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2/25/2015  |  9 comments
Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is rumored to have recommended last-minute tweaks to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal that would water it down a bit.
Comcast Sweats Title II Rules
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2/24/2015  |  6 comments
While clearly not thrilled with the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Comcast executives seem resigned to it.
DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.
Did Arris Just Upend Cisco for Major Oz Deal?
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Arris is to play a critical role in expanding and upgrading HFC-based broadband services in Australia.
Telecom Italia to Invest €3B in Fiber to Spur Growth
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2/20/2015  |  3 comments
Italy's telecom incumbent is to ramp up investments in high-speed fixed and mobile networks.
Telekom Austria Completes vCPE Trial
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Telekom Austria has put a virtual CPE set-up from NEC and its software subsidiary NetCracker through its paces.
Cox & Cleveland Clinic Team to Bring Healthcare Home
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox Communications and Cleveland Clinic form alliance to take healthcare to the home.
Liberty Global Digs Latin Beat
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2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Top international MSO sees strong potential for broadband and pay-TV growth in Latin America and Caribbean as it prepares to launch tracking stock for its growing LatAm cable assets.
Sonic Pushes Free Gigabit to California Schools
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2/18/2015  |  10 comments
The ISP is offering to connect schools in Northern California to its gigabit network for free if enough users sign on.
CityFibre Bolsters Leadership Team
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
UK fiber challenger beefs up its management.
Eurobites: Vodafone Plays Hardball Over BT/EE
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco invests in French startups; Monitise losses widen; CityFibre bolsters management team.
G.fast Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
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2/17/2015  |  8 comments
The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and G.fast is a key technology that telecom service providers can deploy to compete successfully.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.
Orange Feels European Squeeze
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2/17/2015  |  1 comment
France's biggest operator expects earnings to suffer this year as conditions in Europe remain tough.
Chunghwa Telecom Reports Q4, Full Year
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2/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Total revenue increased by 1.4% to NT$59.63 billion.
AT&T Joins KC Gigabit Battleground
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2/16/2015  |  5 comments
AT&T launches U-verse with Gigapower in parts of Kansas City, going head-to-head with Google Fiber and other providers.
Telecom Italia Rejigs Services in Recovery Bid
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2/16/2015  |  1 comment
Italy's biggest operator is making some bold pricing and branding moves to sustain sales improvements at home.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Placates Rivals With €183.5M Payoff
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2/16/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: union predicts jobs armageddon at Telkom; Liquid Telecom funds African expansion; Ireland reaches out to rural broadband notspots.
AT&T Launches GigaPower Service in Kansas City Area
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2/16/2015  |  Post a comment
AT&T launches service in parts of Kansas City, Mo., parts of Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Kan. and in surrounding communities located throughout the metro area.
Liberty Global Preps Broadband Blitz
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2/13/2015  |  1 comment
Top international MSO sees big opportunities for broadband growth in the UK and across Europe as it prepares to start trials of the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec in the second half of the year.
Muni Operators Split on Title II
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2/13/2015  |  5 comments
Municipal broadband providers are throwing their weight around in the heated debates over greater US regulation of the Internet but are at odds over the best course.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Shows Growth
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2/13/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does LTE-Advanced in Africa; Gigaclear challenges BT in UK broadband market.
Virgin Media Unveils 'Project Lightning'
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2/13/2015  |  Post a comment
UK cable operator announces £3 billion investment plan to connect a further 4 million homes and businesses to its DOCSIS broadband access network.
GPON Testing In Demand, Says Broadband Forum
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2/13/2015  |  Post a comment
GPON certification program is gathering momentum, says Forum.
Multiscreen Is Key to FTTH Uptake, Says iMinds
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Ghent University’s iMinds believes broadband operators should forget about any killer app for FTTH.
Alabama Expanse Gets Upgraded to a Gig
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2/12/2015  |  8 comments
A telecom co-op in northeastern Alabama upgrades its entire fiber network to gigabit speeds for residents and businesses.
Arris: Don't Worry, Be Happy
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2/12/2015  |  1 comment
Arris CFO David Potts is optimistic about the Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal, unconcerned about net neutrality and bullish on his company's set-top future.
CenturyLink Eyes More Gig Launches
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2/12/2015  |  4 comments
With gigabit service already available in 10 major markets, the big US telco plans to expand its reach further in 2015 as it enjoys the 'Gigabit halo effect' in its initial regions.
Europe's FTTH Subs to Double by 2019
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2/12/2015  |  3 comments
The number of fiber-to-the-home customers in the European region is set to more than double during the next five years, but that will still only take penetration to about 19%.
Cloud Not Yet Raining Cash for CenturyLink
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2/11/2015  |  5 comments
Hosting revenues, including cloud services, disappoint in Q4, but company execs see brighter days ahead in the second half of 2015.
Mediacom Revs Up Speeds at Iowa Race Track
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Company under the NASCAR umbrella partners with Mediacom Business to bring advanced fiber optic broadband services to motorsports venue.
Fibercore Hires Herbst
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical fiber manufacturer appoints Brian Herbst to global senior vice president to head sales expansion.
Alcatel-Lucent Unveils Universal TWDM
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
AlcaLu tweaks its TWDM-PON proposition to allow operators to plug in 10 Gbit/s optical components as a starting point.
Pics From Poland: FTTH Conference
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2/11/2015  |  6 comments
The annual FTTH Council Europe event is in Warsaw, Poland, this year -- check out the pics from day 1.
WOW Business Extends High-Speed Internet
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Augusta, Charleston, Knoxville and Panama City among 10 south-east US markets now with access to WOW Business 110Mbit/s Internet service.
Does Google Fiber Have Renewed Euro Ambitions?
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2/11/2015  |  2 comments
There are some interesting names on the attendee list at the FTTH Council Europe event in Warsaw, Poland.
Armenia's Ucom Builds Out FTTH With Calix
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2/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Calix Innovation Award winner exceeds 75,000 residential subscribers leveraging South Caucasus region’s most advanced FTTH network.
AllSeen Tries to Streamline IoT Standards
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2/10/2015  |  5 comments
The Internet of Things standards organization attempts to make it less risky for device and app creators to comply with standards.
AT&T Links With GE on IoT, Smart Energy
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2/9/2015  |  7 comments
AT&T's collaboration with GE demonstrates a focus on both industrial IoT solutions and the utility sector.
Alabama Co-Op Delivers State’s First Gigabit Services
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2/9/2015  |  1 comment
Calix, Inc. announced that Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative, Alabama's largest member-owned operating telephone cooperative, is now delivering fiber-enabled gigabit services via the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes and 716 Optical Network Terminals.
Charter Rides Video, Data Growth Wave
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2/9/2015  |  4 comments
Charter reports another solid quarter of sub and revenue growth as it completes all-digital upgrades and preps new business services blitz.
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

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On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
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Going Green in 2015

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Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
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SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
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Time for Gigabit Europe?

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Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
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Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
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Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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