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CommScope Eyes $3B Takeover of TE's Networks Unit
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Merger would create company with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and generate synergies of $50 million next year, say analysts.
Vodacom to Deploy Alcatel-Lucent's GPON Gear
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent's GPON solution to underpin ultra-broadband network for enterprise, residential and mobile customers of South Africa’s largest mobile operator.
Eurobites: Future's Not Bright for Orange Brand in UK
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu deploys GPON network in South Africa; snub for Spanish regulator over Orange/Jazztel deal; 'snoopers' charter' fears revived in UK.
LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
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1/23/2015  |  6 comments
LightSpeed joins the ranks of gigabit providers addressing demand in mid-sized communities being passed over by incumbents for higher speeds.
Optical Is Hot in 2015
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1/23/2015  |  2 comments
Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
FiOS Picks Up Pace Again
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1/22/2015  |  13 comments
Verizon's FTTP platform sees its growth re-surge in the fourth quarter as it continues to suck video subscribers away from cable operators.
CityFibre Aims for BT's Wholesale Business
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1/22/2015  |  1 comment
Fiber upstart aims to carve out a position as a major infrastructure alternative to the UK's fixed-line incumbent.
Verizon CFO Slams Title II Regs for ISPs
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1/22/2015  |  2 comments
Clarifying his earlier remarks, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ripped into proposals to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, arguing that such a move would jeopardize US private investment in broadband networks.
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
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1/22/2015  |  10 comments
NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.
Windstream Gets State Nods on REIT Spin-off
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Windstream announced today it has received all the state regulatory approvals required to spin its physical network assets off into a separately managed REIT.
Adtran Feels Q4 Squeeze
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Adtran suffers a decline in sales and profits but marginally beats expectations in tough conditions.
Obama Skips New Broadband Mandates
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Keeping his critics always on their toes, Obama surprised many observers by touching only very lightly on net neutrality in State of the Union address Tuesday night.
SpaceX Nabs $1B From Google for Satellite Internet
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1/20/2015  |  2 comments
Elon Musk's spacecraft company has received $1 billion in funding from Google and Fidelity to help accomplish its mission of bringing satellite Internet to the unconnected.
TalkTalk Business Targets SMEs With Voice & Data Package
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
New offering will provide businesses with anywhere from 8 to 60 ISDN-quality voice lines and up to 20 Mbit/s of Internet, delivered over the same connection.
Inmarsat Opens Up to Apps Developers
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
New open technology strategy intended to give developer community freedom to use Inmarsat technologies to develop bespoke applications.
Cuomo Unveils Broadband Aid Program
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1/19/2015  |  15 comments
With an eye on a possible White House run, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $500 million matching grant program for broadband providers willing to meet certain speed and other standards.
Tier 2 Data Center Market Booming
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1/19/2015  |  5 comments
New breed of facility combines data center, interconnection and high bandwidth, say partners 365 Data Centers and TSIC.
AT&T Warns of $10B Non-Cash Charges for Q4
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
AT&T is to record non-cash losses totalling $10 billion related to its pension plan and value of its copper plant assets.
O3B Founder Taps Virgin, Qualcomm for New Satellites
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1/16/2015  |  5 comments
Satellite startup is launching a new venture, funded by the Virgin Group and Qualcomm, to bring Internet connectivity to the unconnected via a huge satellite constellation.
OneWeb Gets Funding From Qualcomm, Virgin Group
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
OneWeb plans to build, launch and operate a low-earth-orbit satellite constellation to help bring high-speed Internet and telephony to billions of people around the world.
10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.
Toward Gigabit Community Unity
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1/15/2015  |  4 comments
President Obama's stance on municipal broadband is politically polarizing – but could there be an upside for commercial service providers?
Obama Rocks Broadband World Again
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1/15/2015  |  25 comments
Terming high-speed broadband 'a necessity,' 'not a luxury,' for Americans, Pres. Obama calls for preempting state laws that ban municipally owned broadband networks.
Redefining Broadband Could Vex Carriers
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1/15/2015  |  9 comments
Too much too soon, says Broadbandtrends analyst Teresa Mastrangelo.
Sandvine Reports Q4 & Full-Year Growth
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Annual revenue for fiscal 2014 increased by 16% to $123.4 million.
Yes They Can!
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Mr President You may be remembered as Broadband Obama
Eurobites: BT Faces New Rules on Access Charges
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera must wait on Tele2 deal; Finns unsure about online eavesdropping; jamming in the name of road safety.
Next-Gen PON Pushes Fiber Closer to the Edge, Heavy Reading Reports
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Bandwidth demand is growing, and operators are using next-gen PON to move fiber closer to the edge and maximize capex, says Heavy Reading Insider.
WOW Business Expands Availability of High-Speed Internet Service
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Detroit and Evansville join Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus as operator continues rollout of 110Mbit/s Internet service for businesses.
Alcatel-Lucent Boasts Vectoring Milestone
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and Proximus celebrate milestone of 10 million VDSL2 vectoring line shipments and first year of successful deployment in Belgium.
Momentum Mounting for Municipal Gigabit
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1/14/2015  |  5 comments
Supporters of municipal broadband gather in Kansas City, the site of the first Google Fiber deployment, as the US government gets behind munis.
Eurobites: Sunrise IPO on Horizon
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1/14/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Egypt signs wholesale deals; Telefónica boosts VoIP with Zaark; AlcaLu reaches vectoring milestone.
TWC Maxxes Out in KC
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1/13/2015  |  2 comments
Time Warner Cable continues its all-digital transition with a rollout of its TWC Maxx initiative in Kansas City, its fourth upgrade market.
Eurobites: Orange Mulls French M&A Action
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1/13/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global reorganizes; Netflix rolls on to TalkTalk; German cable capers.
Tele Columbus to Launch 400Mbit/s Service
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1/12/2015  |  6 comments
Germany's third-biggest cable operator claims new broadband service will be twice as fast as current market offerings.
Eurobites: Portugal Telecom Set to Decide on Altice Sale
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1/12/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia gains mobile customers; Ivory Coast operator acquired; last tango at Openreach.
Sugar Beet Town Gets a Sweet Gig
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1/9/2015  |  9 comments
A municipal utility in Sebewaing, Michigan, tries to transform a sugar beet capital into a Gigabit Village.
Postcards From the Gigabit Village
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1/9/2015  |  3 comments
Sebewaing Light and Water recently deployed a fiber-to-the-home network to deliver gigabit services to its 1,800-person community.
Eurobites: EE Hits 7.7M on 4G
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1/9/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDD LTE-A breakthrough in Finland; ARM's new money man; Dorset goes superfast!
Convergence: All the Rage in 2015
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1/9/2015  |  2 comments
This could be a big year for converged service offerings but quad play might prove a tough game for telcos.
FCC's Wheeler Proposes Raising Broadband Definition to 25 Mbit/s
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1/9/2015  |  6 comments
The current definition, 4 Mbit/s downstream, is inadequate for present-day needs, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says.
The Chips Fall for DOCSIS 3.1
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1/8/2015  |  3 comments
Broadcom unveils first reference design for a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem at CES, while STMicroelectronics demos D3.1 platform with RDK-B.
Eurobites: UK ISP Offers Chromecast for Free
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1/8/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk buys Blinkbox; Belgacom homes in on the IoT; ZTE grabs some Dutch smart cities action.
FCC's Wheeler Sends Tough Net Neutrality Signal
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1/7/2015  |  5 comments
Taking his cue from Pres. Obama, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler strongly hints at CES that he'll push for Title II reclassification of ISPs when the Commission tackles the issue late next month.
AT&T Adds New Partners to Its Digital Life
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Announces plans to expand the product and service offerings of AT&T Digital Life by integrating new products and services into its home security and automation platform.
Hitron Picks MaxLinear for 1.6Gbit/s DOCSIS 3.0
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Hitron chooses MxL268 Full-Spectrum Capture (FSCTM) 32-channel digital cable front-end receiver and the MxL231 programmable gain amplifier (PGA) for a new family of DOCSIS 3.0 consumer premises equipment.
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Gets New CEO
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent appoints Luis Martinez-Amago as CEO of its flagship company in China.
Ericsson Targets Shipping Sector With Maritime ICT Cloud
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Connects vessels at sea with shore-based operations, maintenance service providers, customer support centers, fleet/transportation partners, port operations and authorities.
Wi-Fi Alliance Unveils Location-Based Breakthrough
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1/6/2015  |  2 comments
Wi-Fi Alliance announces Wi-Fi Aware, a new proximity-based technology that creates a power-efficient, offline mode of discovery.
Utility Brings Gigabit to Oregon Town
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1/5/2015  |  8 comments
Another small community is gigabit-ready, thanks to a utility-owned FTTH network.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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