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Tucows Buys Into Gigabit Services
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12/17/2014  |  2 comments
The Internet and mobile services company buys an ISP with hopes of adding gigabit services to its quiver.
1-Gig: Coming to a Small Town Near You
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12/17/2014  |  9 comments
A tiny town in Iowa enters the Gigabit Cities fray through a public/private partnership.
Consumers Largely Ignorant About Gig Internet, Says Pivot
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
New research from the Pivot Group shows 87% of American consumers don't know what gigabit services are, despite the recent hype.
Telstra Writes Latest NBN Chapter
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
There's a new plan for Australia's national broadband network (NBN) and it's good news for incumbent operator Telstra.
BT Offers $19.5B to Buy EE
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12/15/2014  |  3 comments
BT is in exclusive talks to acquire EE, the UK's largest mobile operator that is currently owned by Deutsche Telekom and Orange, for £12.5 billion.
Glaring Gaps in FCC's Merger Data
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12/15/2014  |  3 comments
The FCC has released a heavily redacted report on broadband subscriber counts both before and after the proposed deals among Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter.
Qualcomm to Invest $40M in Chinese Startups
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12/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm to invest an aggregate of $40M into four Chinese companies and the China Walden Venture Investments fund.
FCC Sets 10 Mbit/s as New Connect America Fund Speed
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12/11/2014  |  Post a comment
The FCC is requiring any company applying for Connect America Fund money to serve rural areas to provide at least 10 Mbit/s downstream
Consolidated Enters KC Gigabit Fray
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12/11/2014  |  1 comment
Consolidated Communications is the latest gigabit broadband player in the Kansas City market.
Taking NFV to the People
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12/11/2014  |  2 comments
When you talk to Telekom Austria CTO Günther Ottendorfer about NFV, the conversation quickly turns to people.
Eurobites: Optimism Stages a Comeback
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12/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone signs small cells deployment deal with JCDecaux; Deutsche Telekom's IPO backlash; Sky's rethink on Now TV.
Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors
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12/11/2014  |  3 comments
Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
Are Utilities Really Gigabit Players?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/10/2014  |  7 comments
Many US utility companies today are caught in a crisis of identity, progression and even purpose.
Who Has 2020 Vision?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/8/2014  |  2 comments
A select group of industry executives has gathered in Iceland to discuss the future of networks, services, skills, strategies and the role of service provider IT. Chip Startup Raises $17M
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Fixed broadband access specialist banks a new round of funding as standards-based products head to the market.
Photos: Velkomin til Íslands!
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12/8/2014  |  6 comments
Light Reading's first 2020 Vision Executive Summit promises to be the 'Davos for telecom' -- but first, some pictures of the event's beautiful backdrop of Iceland. G.ets G.reen Light
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12/5/2014  |  1 comment
Standard gets final approval, lining up a scrap for chip and system-level traction. Standard Gets Final Approval
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12/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Compliant chips and equipment in the hands of service providers.
Mega Media Deals Back on the Clock
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12/5/2014  |  1 comment
The regulatory review clock resumes on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV deals even as the public rhetoric heats up again over net neutrality concerns.
Eurobites: Vodafone Squashes M&A Speculation
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12/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy regulation debate; UK introduces Diverted Profits Tax; Finland cables up for data center market.
C Spire Deploys Resolve Software for Gigabit Net
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12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Hopes to accelerate the time-to-resolution of incidents and to reduce the number of incidents that require support from the Network Operations Center.
China Approves Competitive Broadband Networks
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12/3/2014  |  2 comments
China commits to private broadband networks – but with limits.
CenturyLink Aims Gigabit at Businesses
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12/3/2014  |  1 comment
When it comes to Gigabit broadband, CenturyLink means business.
Cable Still Working on Biz Credibility
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Commercial services revenues are flowing for cable operators, but VIP customers in segments such as healthcare still need convincing that MSOs can deliver the business services they need.
Telecom Italia Awards Network Services Deal to Italtel
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Italtel assigned the project for specialist maintenance and refitting work on fixed and mobile network equipment over a three-year period.
Euskaltel Strikes Managed Services Deal With ZTE
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator signs up for ten-year contract with Chinese vendor.
Interview: Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
'Networks are back!' is one of the key messages from Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes, who also talks about the vendor's financial rehabilitation.
Eurobites: Fitch Signals End of Euro Telecom Slump
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12/2/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finland gets LTE in the 450MHz band; Sky prepares for possible M&A action; Millicom seeks new CEO.
Bell Labs Gains 2020 Vision
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12/1/2014  |  1 comment
Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon, who is also Alcatel-Lucent CTO, talks about the network of 2020, the role of R&D and his recent brush with U2's Bono.
Swisscom Targets SMEs With Fixed/Mobile Service
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12/1/2014  |  Post a comment
'My SME Office' ensures out-of-office workers can still be reached: calls to the office are automatically put through to their smartphone or laptop.
Shaw, Cogeco Taking Care of Business
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11/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Two of Canada's largest cable operators ramp up their commercial services efforts as North American MSOs continue to pour resources into this rapidly growing sector.
Eurobites: Net Neutrality Rules in Limbo
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11/28/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Hutchison stokes the UK mobile M&A firestorm; Vivendi closes SFR sale; snapshot of French broadband market.
CCAP Drives Cable Capex
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11/28/2014  |  Post a comment
In its latest report, Infonetics Research finds that DOCSIS channel shipments nearly doubled on a year-over-year basis in the third quarter, thanks mainly to higher spending on CCAP gear.
AT&T to FCC: We Haven't Killed Broadband Rollout
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11/27/2014  |  11 comments
In a letter to the FCC, AT&T says it needs clarification before it can assess new high-speed broadband rollout projects, but that existing commitments are safe.
Seattle Warms Up for a Gig
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11/26/2014  |  2 comments
A city once scorned by a public/private partnership gone sour is re-exploring its option for bringing gigabit services to its residents.
Net Neutrality Even Mark Cuban Could Love
Wagner’s Ring  | 
11/26/2014  |  17 comments
Transparency trumps one-size-fits-all regulations.
Eurobites: EU Mobilizes Billions for Broadband
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11/26/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT M&A developments at home and abroad; carrier aggregation in Austria; Vodafone overly generous with journalists' data.
Eurobites: Rights Issue Raises €997M for Telekom Austria
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11/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli firm claims battery breakthrough; ADVA encrypts in Luxembourg; why 'live' is nearly dead.
Broadband Reigns Supreme for Cable
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11/25/2014  |  3 comments
Showing no signs of slowing down, broadband subscriber growth surged again in the third quarter for US cable companies, even as their video customer counts slipped again.
Cleveland Businesses to Get Fat Pipe
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11/21/2014  |  1 comment
The city gets government funding to upgrade a municipal network to help support existing businesses and attract new ones.
Last Chapter (11) for Aereo
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11/21/2014  |  9 comments
Five months after halting operations, online video streaming company Aereo has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seemingly putting its story to bed.
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
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11/21/2014  |  15 comments
Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Close to Towers Sale
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11/21/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cable & Wireless & UK spooks; Nokia's traffic jam-buster; Scilly Isles get fibered up.
Xfinity Home App Now On Comcast's X1 TV
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11/20/2014  |  1 comment
The Comcast Xfinity Home app is now available on the TV screen for X1 subscribers.
Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up to Equinix
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11/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials WiFi in Turkey; Vodafone fears cost of TV content.
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
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11/20/2014  |  7 comments
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather than dark fiber for 'fronthaul' connectivity.
Huawei Intros SuperVector Prototype
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11/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Improves bandwidth three times compared to VDSL2 vectoring, claims vendor.
Unearthing a Gigabit Economy in Wyoming
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11/19/2014  |  3 comments
Silver Star Communications focuses on businesses with a gigabit network deployment in western Wyoming.
Comcast Takes Ethernet Everywhere
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11/19/2014  |  2 comments
Comcast is readying a new Ethernet @Home service that will extend Ethernet connectivity from office locations to teleworkers at home.
More Cable Operators Go Gigabit
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11/19/2014  |  5 comments
MidContinent Communications and Wave Broadband have joined the growing cable stampede to roll out gigabit services for broadband customers.
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EE: The Road to 5G

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Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
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Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

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Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

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Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
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US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

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US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
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How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

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Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
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Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

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Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
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Event Highlights: Huawei at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014

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Huawei joined the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow Congress as one of the key sponsors and contributors. At the event, Huawei reinforced the openness and flexibility of its network infrastructure strategies, and provided updates on its SDN and NVF innovations. Through participations at the exhibitions, forums and speeches, Huawei encouraged the industry to "think bigger and ...
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How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark

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Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
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Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors

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Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
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TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B

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TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
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AT&T's New Security Strategy

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AT&T's Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso explains how his company is wrapping virtual security layers around micro network domains.
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2020 Vision: A First View

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At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
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