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Eurobites: Italy to Invest €6B in Better Broadband
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telefónica's NFV coziness to continue; MTN profits rise on data growth; Deutsche Telekom to push Microsoft's Lumia.
DT's Höttges Says Hybrid Is 'Not Answer to Cable'
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Hybrid to address digital divide while German incumbent looks to 'super-vectoring' and for big bandwidth boost.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands 5-Country Orange Services Deal
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins move to New IP; CityFibre plans Edinburgh network; deadline set for Danish merger decision.
Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
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3/2/2015  |  19 comments
VoIP pioneers Jeff Pulver, Bryan Martin and Daniel Berninger, and Telecosm author George Gilder say the FCC's move is bad for Internet innovation.
Broadcom Unveils Ultra HD Chips With MoCA 2.0 IP Interface
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadcom announces next-generation ultra HD Devices with MoCA 2.0 IP Interface.
TE Connectivity Shows PON, Small Cell Gear at MWC
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Passive optical network platform, small cell baseband unit, DAS, Power over Ethernet and other solutions on display in Barcelona.
Google Confirms Scaled-Down MVNO Plans
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3/2/2015  |  3 comments
Google SVP Sundar Pichai said at MWC that the software giant won't be a carrier at scale, but will work with its wireless partners to offer its service to innovate on communications.
Grande Preps 1-Gig for San Antonio
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2/27/2015  |  3 comments
Getting the jump on its rivals again, the US competitive overbuilder plans to extend Gigabit service to a second large Texas market after launching similar service in Austin early last year.
Thus Spock
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2/27/2015  |  4 comments
Geeks around the world
Carry heavy hearts today.
Beam him up, Scotty.
The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
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2/27/2015  |  5 comments
Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.
Grande Communications Plans 1G deployment in San Antonio
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Grande Trumps Competition by Adding Power 200, 300, and 400 to Its High-Speed Internet Options Along with the Deployment of 1G in San Antonio.
FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
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2/26/2015  |  3 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  |  1 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  |  2 comments
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  |  10 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  |  8 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  |  4 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. Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/17/2015  |  8 comments
The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and 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.
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In the Cloud With Telecom Italia

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
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New Ways of Working

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Hong Kong Telecom's Michael Yue explains how the transformation in its business has changed its customer relationships.
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Bridging the Digital Gap

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Boingo's Dr. Derek Peterson explains how ICT can help telcos bring the physical and virtual worlds closer together.
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Making the Internet of Things Affordable

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica's Dr. Mike Short explains how the Internet of Things demands a new low-cost approach to connectivity from telcos.
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Evolution, Not Revolution

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains why telcos can't be too hasty in their efforts to transform themselves.
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Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success

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NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
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The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
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4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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DT's Virtualization Vision for Europe

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.
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ZTE's Wireline at MWC 2015

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Light Reading speaks with Jane Chen, ZTE's Senior VP of Wireline Business, about innovations in her product line at Mobile World Congress.
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ZTE at MWC 2015

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Dr. Dick Chen of ZTE USA gives Light Reading an overview of what's new at ZTE's pavilion at Mobile World Congress 2015.
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Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech

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At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
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