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AlcaLu Lands $1B+ Deals in China
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7/3/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent has struck frame agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom for fixed, mobile, IP, optical and NFV and SDN technology valued at up to US$1.3 billion.
Eurobites: Orange Cleared of 'State Aid' Charge
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7/3/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bharti Airtel sells towers in Africa; EE hit by ₤1 million Ofcom fine; France and China get it on.
Alcatel-Lucent Lands Deals at China Mobile, China Unicom
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7/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor signs frame agreements for broadband and cloud technologies with two major operators in China.
AT&T-DirecTV Deal Nearing Approval
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7/2/2015  |  1 comment
Bloomberg reports that the US Justice Dept. is ready to sign off on AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV with no conditions, leaving just the FCC to act.
India Takes Digital Leap
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7/1/2015  |  1 comment
India's government launches an ambitious Digital India initiative aimed at digitally empowering Indian citizens.
What's a Gigabit Good For?
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7/1/2015  |  11 comments
Eight weeks in to getting gigabit Internet service over fiber-to-the-home, I still can't answer that question.
Cisco Preps IoT Platform of Pillars & Products
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco completes its IoT story with a six-pronged platform and 15 new products as it gets serious about cashing in on the huge connected devices opportunity.
Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
United Goes All-In on Adtran for Gig Services
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Tennessee-based ILEC rolling out FTTH and VDSL to offer higher-speed services to Nashville suburbs and rural communities alike.
Adtran Adds United, Tallies 100+ Gig Deployments
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Tennessee-based United Communications is going all-Adtran and joins 100-plus other operators in deploying the vendor’s gear in offering gigabit services.
Eurobites: Activist Investor Takes Stake in AlcaLu
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6/30/2015  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt wants out of IT services; Orange smooths ruffled feathers in Israel; BT joins Wireless IoT Forum.
UTEL Develops Copper Test System to Fit Into FTTC Cabinets
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Improved equipment allows for faster recognition and repair of line faults.
Who's Feeding Fiber to LinkNYC Hotspots?
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6/29/2015  |  16 comments
LinkNYC will bring thousands of free public WiFi hotspots to the Big Apple, but who will provide the underlying fiber network?
BT Guilty of 'Under-Investment,' Says Sky
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6/29/2015  |  1 comment
Satellite TV company accuses BT of parsimony and renews calls for incumbent to be carved up.
Digicel Plans IPO to Fuel Growth
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6/29/2015  |  2 comments
Operator owned by Ireland's Denis O'Brien says proceeds will be used for expansion activities and paying off debts.
AT&T Launches GigaPower in Miami/Fort Lauderdale
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
New service will reach residential and small business locations in parts of Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miami and surrounding communities.
Bell Canada Unveils Big Gig Plans
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6/26/2015  |  4 comments
Canada's largest phone company and broadband provider announces intent to roll out 1 Gig service throughout the eastern half of the country, starting this summer.
Intelsat Invests in OneWeb, Strikes Partnership
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Intelsat enters into commercial agreement with OneWeb, the venture planning to build, deploy and operate a low-earth-orbit Ku-band satellite constellation.
Altice Queries Bouygues' Motives in Rejecting €10B Bid
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Cable company defends its €10 billion bid for France's third-biggest mobile operator after being rejected earlier this week.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.
Eurobites: Jazztel Shareholders Say Yes to Orange Bid
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat invests in OneWeb; CityFibre claims progress in Peterborough; Virgin Media buys in euro-soccer.
OneWeb Raises $500M Funding
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Satellite broadband startup OneWeb has raised $500 million of A-round funding from a group of leading international companies.
Bell Canada Unveils Gigabit Fibe Plans
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Bell Gigabit Fibe bringing the fastest Internet to Toronto residents with a billion-dollar+ network investment, creation of 2,400 direct jobs.
Average US Speeds Don't Qualify as Broadband
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6/25/2015  |  7 comments
Akamai's State of the Internet Report puts the average Internet speed in the US at 11.9 Mbits/s, far below the FCC's broadband threshold of 25 Mbit/s.
Comcast Nears Gaming Launch With EA
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6/25/2015  |  4 comments
A new on-demand service with EA game titles is headed to Comcast's X1 set-tops.
Eurobites: Proximus, Huawei in 1Tbit/s Trial
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARCEP investigates Orange/Iliad roaming deal; TeliaSonera's management shake-up; Vivendi ups stake in Telecom Italia.
AT&T Launches GigaPower in Chicago
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
U-verse and GigaPower come to residential and small business locations in parts of Chicago this summer.
TalkTalk Unveils Cut-Price Gigabit Service
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6/23/2015  |  4 comments
UK operator is set to offer gigabit broadband services at the same price as DSL when its fiber-based service goes live in the fall.
Virgin Media Kickstarts $4.75B UK Upgrade
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6/22/2015  |  2 comments
Manchester will this week become the first UK city to start benefiting from the cable operator's rollout of 152Mbit/s services to new premises.
Altice Confirms Bid for Bouygues Telecom
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6/22/2015  |  2 comments
Combination with Numericable-SFR would produce France's biggest mobile operator and leave country with just three mobile networks.
Eurobites: Mobile Subs Slide in Russia
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6/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: bidding passes €4.7 billion in German spectrum auction; NokiaLu gets US approval; more broken broadband promises.
BT, EE Defend $19.9B Merger Plans
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6/18/2015  |  3 comments
Biggest UK fixed and mobile operators accuse their critics of erecting 'roadblocks' in the digital economy.
AT&T Open Sources Gigabit Networking Tools
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6/17/2015  |  3 comments
The carrier will share software and hardware specs to the Open Compute Project and OpenDaylight.
Broadband Forum Completes G.fast Plugfest
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6/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Industry acclaims benefits of early plugfests as 14 vendors attend UNH-IOL's interoperability event.
Eurobites: Operators Brief Against OTT Crowd
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6/17/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson eschews M&A; AlcaLu's G.fast gateway; Now TV's Sky slot.
Title II Rules Take Effect
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6/15/2015  |  1 comment
The FCC's new Open Internet Order formally went into effect Friday after a federal appeals court rejected requests by the cable, telecom and wireless industries to stay the rules until their legal challenge is settled.
RJio to Launch 4G in December
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6/15/2015  |  2 comments
Reliance Jio has announced plans to launch 4G services in December 2015.
AT&T to Show Off Next-Gen Central Office
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6/15/2015  |  3 comments
AT&T has been working with a number of vendors to figure out how its central offices will evolve into extensions of its data center architecture.
AT&T Launches Gigapower in Charlotte
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6/15/2015  |  Post a comment
U-verse with AT&T Gigapower launches today in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Portland Leapfrogs Google's Gigabit Queue – Report
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6/15/2015  |  4 comments
A new report suggests Portland may be Google's next gigabit city.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria CEO Resigns
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6/15/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approves German broadband aid; IoT center opens in France; making Cologne smarter.
Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes Heading to Altice – Report
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6/11/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom gets tough on broadband speeds; German spectrum bids pass €3 billion; takeover trouble in Slovenia.
Comcast Business Offers 10Gbit/s Ethernet Services in Castle Rock
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6/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Expansion of network provides high-speed connectivity for Colorado businesses.
Cisco Announces New CCAP Win With Quickline
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6/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Quickline opts for Cisco cBR-8 evolved CCAP to deliver advanced broadband services.
BT, Allied Telesis Foresee Broadband Future
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6/10/2015  |  2 comments
At the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, BT bigs up G.fast for copper-based broadband while Allied Telesis puts WDM-PON in play for the Gigabit community.
Vodafone UK Enters Quad-Play Fray
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6/10/2015  |  1 comment
Vodafone has added broadband service to its mobile offering as rivals plan major convergence moves of their own.
Calling All Women Startups! Intel Wants to Give You Money
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6/10/2015  |  4 comments
And Light Reading wants to help! We're proud to partner with Intel to identify and profile female and minority-led communications startups competing for the funding.
Smart Cities Need Long-Term Goals to Thrive
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6/10/2015  |  3 comments
Short-term political and investment considerations may be stifling the development of smart cities.
Eurobites: Vodafone UK Launches Fixed Broadband, Voice
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6/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT/EE moves to second stage of scrutiny; TeliaSonera buys a chunk of Spotify; OTE sheds more jobs.
Leading Lights: The Highlight Reel
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6/9/2015  |  2 comments
Awards were given, drinks were downed, jokes were made and a good time was had by all! Here's a quick look back on Light Reading's own Night at the Museum for the 2015 Leading Lights awards in Chicago.
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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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