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Nokia Pitches Full 5G Suite but Shies Away From 5G Acceleration Push
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia added to the vendor fanfare Sunday with a range of announcements, including an end-to-end pre-standards 5G solution, but it stepped away from a broader industry push to accelerate the 5G standards process.
Is Ruckus Right for Arris?
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2/24/2017  |  5 comments
The Ruckus acquisition is a big bet for Arris. Here's a look at some of the challenges ahead and what CEO Bruce McClelland thinks are the strategic opportunities.
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Leading vendor joins industry effort to advance and accelerate the development and benefits of network virtualization.
Verizon Fixed 5G Tests to Top 3Gbit/s?
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2/23/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon appears to be edging closer to its dream of delivering a wireless alternative to fiber.
Casa Debuts Small Cell Tech at MWC
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
New products from Casa include expanded portfolio of small cells supporting WiFi and cellular connectivity, and a new small cell manager.
Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
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2/23/2017  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of the park; Nokia's in it for the anyhaul; and Aria's AI code heads to China.
Orange Hints at 2017 Capex Rise as Spain Buoys 2016 Sales
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
France's Orange had its Spanish business to thank for sales growth last year but remains confident that revenues will stabilize at home in 2017.
Nokia Enhances Its 'Anyhaul' Portfolio
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Updates microwave, IP, optical, mobile and fixed access product lines to support next gen fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
Ericsson Plots Customer Tests of Verizon's 5G
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
Trials set for multiple cities in the US in first half of 2017.
Mimosa Pitches Its 5G Fixed Wireless Solution
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Mimosa Networks launches a fixed wireless solution that includes 'advancements' in massive MIMO and antenna beamforming.
Sprint to Go Gigabit Crazy at MWC!
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2/22/2017  |  6 comments
Sprint will have MIMO demos with both Ericsson and Nokia at MWC.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
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2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Broadband Has a Problem on the Pole
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2/21/2017  |  21 comments
Competitive broadband providers want to take their pole attachment fight to the federal government.
EQT Infrastructure to Roll Up Lumos Networks for $950M
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Acquisition expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2017.
Eurobites: Zain Trials 'Advanced' 4.5G Tech
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2/21/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica sells 40% of Telxius to investment group; OBS lands smart cities deal in Qatar; 3 enters the Matrixx; balloon goes up for EE.
Deutsche Telekom Unveils White Label Smart Home Solution
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
White label portfolio now available in Slovakia and Norway.
Sen. Schatz: No Big Infrastructure Bill Coming
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2/17/2017  |  1 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.
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Huawei Will Accelerate the Spread of the Video Business

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What is the future of the booming video business? What changes will happen to the video industry chain in the future? Hunter Hu, VP of Huawei Video Product Line, shares his viewpoints and explains how Huawei can be an enabler and accelerate the spread of the video business.
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Frost & Sullivan's Jonas Zelba on Going Beyond Connectivity

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Telecom operators across the globe are trying to understand what can they offer beyond connectivity. Operators are already introducing new and innovative services but they are faced with challenges due to unclear business models. Jonas highlights that no one operator can offer all the services itself. Operators in the Middle East should look within their ecosystem ...
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Paul Black from IDC shares his insights on how cloudification is expected to combile all aspects of digital transformation.
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Industry Expert Michael Howard Talks About Cloud Native

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Cloud Native is a really nice term and a lot of people are using it. But most of them have their own definition of what Cloud Native means. Michael Howard offers his take on the terminology.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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