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Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
AT&T Covers 380M People With LTE in Q2
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T pushes ahead with LTE, even as it eyes 5G and turns off 2G.
SK Telecom Sees LTE-M, LoRa as Its 'Two Main IoT Pillars'
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
South Korean telco's IoT strategy includes the use of different technologies for 'low mobility' and 'high mobility' and raises questions about its commitment to Sigfox.
Qualcomm Eyes Early Arrival for 5G Networks
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
On its fiscal Q3 call, Qualcomm says 5G promises a strong decade for the chipmaker.
Affirmed Networks Lands Etisalat for NFV Deployment
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Affirmed Networks today revealed that Egyptian carrier Etisalat has joined the ranks of Tier 1 operators using its NFV technology, in this case to virtualize its evolved packet core for mobile service delivery.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Ericsson's CEO
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cautious go-ahead for vectoring plan; Telia sees sales fall in second quarter; Vodafone UK gives Cisco's SON tech a whirl.
Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2016  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.
Telenor Skips India Auction, May Quit Market
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Norwegian operator decides not to participate in India's latest spectrum auction, raising questions about its long-term commitment to the market.
Cats Need Privacy Too
Animals with Phones  | 
7/19/2016  |  4 comments
Ericsson 'Doubles' Savings Goal as Sales Slump
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7/19/2016  |  10 comments
Swedish vendor renews efforts to improve margins as market and macro-economic conditions weigh heavily on second-quarter sales.
Ericsson Reports Q2 Decline
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Adjusted revenues decreased by 7% year-on-year as mobile broadband sales continued to decline, particularly in markets suffering from weak macro-economic trends.
The Return of Fixed Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/18/2016  |  2 comments
Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.
AT&T's Martine: Embrace Change, Seek Mentors
Mentor Monday  | 
7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
One of AT&T's highest-ranking female executives with P&L responsibility explains why it's important to embrace change in your career path and find a mentor early on.
Next Phase of FCC 600MHz Auction Starts August 16
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
But will bidders hit the $86B target the broadcasters want?
Is Sigfox on the Run?
Morris Lore  | 
7/15/2016  |  11 comments
Yet to satisfactorily answer its critics, the French IoT player is at risk of being marginalized in the LPWA market.
4G Launch Means Demise of CDMA In India
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
CDMA technology, which broke new ground in India, seems unlikely to be around much longer.
Eurobites: Sky Goes Ultra HD
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS deploys Nokia carrier aggregation tech in Russia; IoT spending on the rise; delay on Apple tax probe decision.
Pokémon Go Is Just the Beginning: Wait Until VR's on 5G!
Jonestown  | 
7/14/2016  |  3 comments
Pokémon Go has taken the US by storm in a week, but it will look quaint in a few years' time as virtual reality games and apps arrive on 5G.
Is Google Becoming a European MVNO?
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2016  |  3 comments
US Internet giant launches international service for US Project Fi customers in partnership with Hong Kong's Hutchison.
AT&T Plans 4G IoT in San Fran, Talks Priorities
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7/13/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T hopes to be one of the first in the world with a Cat-M1 test of LTE for IoT in San Francisco this November.
Nokia, Samsung Expand Patent License Agreement
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia and Samsung are expanding their intellectual property cross license agreement to cover certain additional patent portfolios.
AT&T Plans Cat-M1 IoT Pilot
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
New Cat-M1 software to support IoT devices and services on AT&T's 4G network.
IoT Startup Actility to Add 3GPP Support in 2016
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2016  |  4 comments
French IoT startup has been focused on the rollout of LoRa but says it will soon introduce products supporting 3GPP technologies.
We've All Been There... Almost
Animals with Phones  | 
7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Eurobites: Privacy Shield Gets EU Go-Ahead
News Analysis  | 
7/8/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tests LTE-V; Amazon commits to UK data centers, despite Brexit; soccer's cybersecurity own goal.
Singtel Launches OTT Service Over 4G Network
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7/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Singapore's first OTT video portal app will offer Viu Premium, Kids, Asian and Hallyu content packs.
5G Calls for EU Rethink on Net Neutrality
Morris Lore  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.
Facebook's 'OpenCellular' Aims to Make Mobile Networks Cheaper to Build
News Analysis  | 
7/6/2016  |  18 comments
Watch out Nokia, Ericsson and more! Facebook wants to bring cellular infrastructure costs down to get underserved communities connected. Oh, and maybe grow its ad revenues!
Flex Shapes the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
7/6/2016  |  1 comment
Flex's Caroline Dowling shares how the fourth industrial revolution can improve the lives of women, which -- in turn -- improves the world for everyone.
Telecom Italia Tanks on Iliad Mobile Threat
News Analysis  | 
7/6/2016  |  3 comments
Italy's biggest phone operator has tumbled in morning trading following news of a potential challenge from French upstart Iliad.
Iliad Plans An Italian Job
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7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Iliad plans to expand into Italy by acquiring mobile network and spectrum assets from the Hutchison and VimpelCom groups once H3G and Wind have merged.
Ericsson, Vodafone Claim Europe’s Fastest 4G Uplink
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7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and Vodafone Ireland demonstrate what they claim are Europe's fastest Uplink speeds in commercial network.
A Telltale Sign
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7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
India Preps for Mega Spectrum Auction in September
News Analysis  | 
7/5/2016  |  1 comment
Indian authorities have once again angered service providers with their pricing of spectrum during an upcoming auction.
Eurobites: Germany Finds Another €1.3B for Broadband
News Analysis  | 
7/4/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch claim world's first nationwide LoRa network; Telecom Italia adds a touch of CloudRAN in Sicily; better connectivity for sub-Saharan Africa.
Pics: 5G, VR Storm MWC Shanghai
Slide Shows  | 
7/4/2016  |  4 comments
A sweep of the show floor at Mobile World Congress Shanghai made it quite clear which technologies are at the top of the agenda for operators in the world's largest single market.
DAS Some Good Advice From CommScope
Mentor Monday  | 
7/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Pinder Chauhan, a CommScope director, offers DAS training free for women to encourage them to continue advancing their knowledge, and in turn, their careers.
SK Telecom Completes Nationwide LoRa Network Rollout for IoT
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7/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Completes deployment of LoRaWAN throughout the country, covering 99% of population, six months earlier than its previously announced date.
ZTE Unveils Multimode Cloud RAN Solution
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7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
ZTE launches its 5G-oriented next generation RAN solution, ZTE Cloud RAN, a virtualized radio access platform that supports 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi, IoT and 5G.
China Mobile Stamps Intentions on 5G
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2016  |  2 comments
China's biggest mobile operator has announced details of its 5G plans at this week's MWCS event in Shanghai.
China Mobile Touts 409M 4G Subs
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6/30/2016  |  Post a comment
CEO outlines ongoing massive 4G growth and talks 5G broadband speeds at MWC Shanghai show.
3GPP Wants to Complete Initial 5G Radio Spec in June 2018
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2016  |  1 comment
The New Radio (NR) 5G project firms up a release schedule for next-gen radio access technology.
5G, Virtual Reality Dominate MWCS Action
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2016  |  4 comments
The noise around pre-5G is almost deafening at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS) event while everywhere you look someone is wearing a virtual reality headset and acting weird.
China's MIIT Outlines 4-Point Plan to Drive Innovation
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6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) wants operators to enable 'smart manufacturing.'
Assurance Test + Big Data Analysis Cure LTE Advanced Networks
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Big data analysis is becoming a crucial element in the testing of network systems by solving some baffling problems with previously unheard-of causes.
Astellia Unveils Virtualized RAN Optimization Solution, Appoints New CEO
News Wire Feed  | 
6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Astellia unveils its virtualized Nova RAN 3.0 solution for automated and geolocated radio optimization.
Netscout Offers Service Assurance for Multicast Mobile
News Wire Feed  | 
6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Brings continuous monitoring visibility to the delivery of video service using eMBMS.
Huawei's 'Simplified Network, OTN Everywhere' Tackles Video Service Experience
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
The third Optical Network (ON) Innovation Forum was jointly hosted by Huawei, Light Reading and Heavy Reading on June 28 in Nice.
Qualcomm Readies Lower-Band 5G Testbed
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2016  |  10 comments
Move solidifies Qualcomm's push for sub-6GHz 5G radios to be an evolution from 4G LTE to 5G.
Beyond Nexus? Google Said to Be Prepping Own Smartphone
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2016  |  4 comments
Google is believed to be planning its own smartphone launch, a move that could strike fear into the hearts of many existing device vendor marketing managers.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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Building a Better Connected Russia

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The Global Video Business

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