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What if the Comcast Merger Fails?
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4/20/2015  |  8 comments
Here are five short-term implications to consider if regulators block Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
CenturyLink Builds Terabit Network for Utah Schools
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink helps UETN deliver 1 terabit of combined bandwidth to more than 1,400 Utah schools and colleges.
Comcast Announces 2 Gigabit Residential Service & New Extreme 250 MBPS Tier in Calif.
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4/17/2015  |  Post a comment
The company also increases speeds for existing Internet customers at no additional cost. Changes will go into effect starting in May.
Nokia to Beef Up Indian Presence with AlcaLu Deal
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4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.
2G to 5G: Wireless Becomes the Fourth Utility
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4/17/2015  |  2 comments
There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.
Telecom Italia Makes Quad-Play Move With Sky
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Italy's telecom incumbent hopes premium content from Sky will help it lure customers from its broadband rivals.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent to Combine
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
All-share transaction values Alcatel-Lucent at €15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion), producing a company with a combined €26 billion ($27.7 billion) annual revenues.
ACA Appeals FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
ACA asks court to reject FCC's classification of broadband ISPs as Title II providers.
Ikanos Launches Gigabit Speed Test
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Ikanos introduces Gigabit Speed Test, enabling carriers to accurately monitor the quality of their ultra-broadband service at subscribers' homes.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: What's Going On?
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4/15/2015  |  7 comments
There's a lot to take in regarding the planned combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent – here's a quick guide to our coverage.
NCTA Appeals Net Neutrality Rules
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
They believe they have a powerful and compelling case. Let's just see, shall we...
Nokia to Claim #2 Carrier Vendor Ranking
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4/15/2015  |  4 comments
Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.
Eurobites: Facebook Brings Internet-Lite to Europe
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels goes after Google over Android; Telefónica chooses NEC for cloud support; FTTH in Zimbabwe.
Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.
AT&T GigaPower Reaches Atlanta Area
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
U-verse with AT&T GigaPower launches today in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and surrounding areas.
CLECs Feasting on Data Center Growth
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Interconnecting data centers and connecting enterprises to the cloud are two bastions of current CLEC growth and expansion.
Eurobites: Mystery Bid in for Telekom Slovenije
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Germany upgrades mobile backhaul with Coriant; Swisscom's next-gen teletext; DataSift loses Twitter feed.
Nokia/AlcaLu: The Key Friction Points
Shades of Ray  | 
4/14/2015  |  4 comments
The potential merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will throw a spotlight on some key decisions that need to be made, particularly related to the wireless portfolio, IP relationships and management of the combined company.
Google's Medin Urges Competition-Friendly Net Policies
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4/14/2015  |  2 comments
Federal, state and local governments could be doing much more to help competitive access networks, and the CLECs should be pushing them to do it.
Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent in Merger Talks
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4/14/2015  |  7 comments
Network infrastructure vendors confirm they are in talks about a deal to create a $27 billion giant.
Senator Proposes New 'Title X' for Net Neutrality
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4/13/2015  |  8 comments
Bill Nelson, ranking Democrat on Commerce, Science and Transportation committee, says a new Title X is needed to replace current FCC ruling.
Lantiq Intros 8-port FTTdp Chipset
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Offers data rates of up to 300 Mbit/s per VDSL line.
Global Capacity Adds MPLS to Its Service Mix
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
With integration of Megapath's Layer 3 capabilities, Global Capacity now extends MPLS VPNs to 98% of US businesses.
Global Capacity Expands MPLS Nationally
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4/13/2015  |  1 comment
Global Capacity today announced a major expansion of its MPLS services over its One Marketplace backbone for wholesale customers.
Fatbeam Wins Multiple E-Rate Contracts
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4/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Competitive carrier Fatbeam announced two E-rate contracts for schools in Oregon and Washington and will build 58 miles of fiber to connect their wireless services.
Jupiter Telecommunications Selects Casa Systems; CCAP
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4/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Jupiter Telecommunications selects casa systems C100G for country-wide deployment.
Comcast Expands Fiber Network in Denver
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4/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Multi-million dollar network enhancement will provide new choices for scalable, high-performance Ethernet, Internet, WiFi and advanced voice services.
Elemental, My Dear Comcast
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4/7/2015  |  1 comment
Elemental Technologies is powering the Comcast X1 cloud DVR service with its software-defined video processing platform.
365 Opens Nashville Internet Exchange
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4/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Citing video-fueled Internet traffic explosion, colo provider announces new Internet exchange to eliminate need to backhaul traffic.
365 Data Centers Opens Nashville Internet Exchange
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4/6/2015  |  Post a comment
365 Data Centers is opening an Internet exchange in downtown Nashville to allow content companies, CDNs and others to connect directly to the Internet and not backhaul traffic hundreds of miles.
Comcast Business to Expand Multi-Gigabit Ethernet in East Bay
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4/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure build in response to rapid business growth and demand for cutting-edge technology in East Bay, provides hundreds of businesses with high-speed Internet.
Windstream Research Shows Smart Homes Coming Within 3 Years
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4/6/2015  |  Post a comment
New research from Windstream and Ovum shows smart homes will hit the mass-market within the next three years.
DOCSIS 3.1 Takes the Prize
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4/6/2015  |  2 comments
In our latest community poll, Light Reading readers pick DOCSIS 3.1 as the top next-gen technology priority for the cable industry by a wide margin.
Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
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4/6/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, potential, challenges, leaders and more.
Pics From OFC: Blinded by the Light
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4/2/2015  |  3 comments
This year's Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exposition took place in the welcome heat of Los Angeles -- check out our pics from the show.
Comcast Preps 2-Gig Service… Over Fiber
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4/2/2015  |  11 comments
Comcast will start rolling out a symmetrical 2Gbit/s residential broadband service in Atlanta next month over a fiber-to-the-home network.
OFC Snapshot: Emcore
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4/2/2015  |  1 comment
On the show floor at OFC, optical tech specialist Emcore was showing off its DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities.
Eurobites: Suitors Circle KPN's BASE
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4/2/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgacom offers cloud service for SMBs; Swisscom takes stake in banking software specialist; BT/EE latest.
Frontier Communications Upgrades Broadband in Ore., Wash.
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4/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Frontier is upgrading the broadband service it delivers over the FiOS footprint it acquired from Verizon to symmetrical services up to 150 Mbit/s.
No Fool Like a Broadband Fool
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4/1/2015  |  2 comments
Here are a few of the top broadband-flavored April Fools' Day headlines from around the web today.
Business Fiber Penetration Hits 42.5% in US
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4/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Boom in fiber buildouts continues with steady growth from 10.9% in 2004.
Eurobites: Ziggo Plans Post-Merger Job Cuts
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4/1/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Anite completes on Setcom buy; fiber link for South Sudan; Wales becomes 'Net Neutrality Nation.'
Australia's NBN Launches FTTB Service
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3/31/2015  |  1 comment
The government-backed operator says an FTTN launch in the third quarter will follow its recent introduction of FTTB technology.
Eurobites: BT, Virgin Form Unlikely Alliance
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3/31/2015  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alcatel-Lucent prepares for submarine unit IPO; EchoStar takes a stake in Kudelski's set-top box arm; Ericsson extends services contract with Telenor Denmark.
Comcast Business Launches 10 Gbit's Ethernet in Connecticut
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3/30/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast Business launches 10 Gigabit-per-Second ethernet services across six towns and cities in New London County, Conn.
Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.
CityFibre, TalkTalk & Sky to Speed Up York FTTH Rollout
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
CityFibre today announces that the Joint Venture with Sky and TalkTalk to build a city-wide, pure fibre-to-the-premises network in the City of York has successfully completed the first phase of its construction.
Eurobites: EC Plots Its Digital Single Market
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3/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.
True or False, Telecom-Style
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3/26/2015  |  4 comments
Rutberg's Rejeev Chand gets FCC's Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.
Average US Broadband Speeds No Great Shakes
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3/25/2015  |  9 comments
Akamai's latest State of the Internet Report puts the average broadband connection speed in the US at 11.1 Mbit/s.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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Du Puts Its Faith in Huawei's Routers

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Adnan Masood, director of Enterprise MS Solutions Marketing at du, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operator also known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, explains why his company chose to use Huawei's multifunctional AR routers as part of its managed enterprise services.
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Huawei Gets Active in the Data Center

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With enterprise users looking to maximize the use of their data center assets, Huawei’s Chief Architect & Technical Director of IT Data Center Solutions, Bruce Su, explains how the company's six-layer active-active data center solution is eradicating the need to deploy passive, redundant data center assets.
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Blue Consult & Huawei for a Better Solution

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Martin Rott, CEO, and Marc Metzler, head of sales virtualization, from Germany's Blue Consult discuss their collaboration with Huawei and TrendMicro to develop a secure, scalable IT platform that can meet the needs of the most demanding enterprise users.
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