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Tracing Technology Changes in the Smart Home
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8/27/2014  |  1 comment
Every component of the smart home ecosystem is changing, creating new opportunities -- and challenges -- for service providers.
GSA: 16 Operators Trial LTE Multicast
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2014  |  1 comment
Trials and deployments of simultaneously broadcasting live video over LTE networks to multiple users are taking off, but roadblocks remain to widespread adoption.
WDM Gets Edgy
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
AT&T's Lurie Promoted to CEO of Mobility
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8/26/2014  |  2 comments
Former M2M boss is now the new CEO of AT&T Mobility, with Ralph de la Vega taking on the carrier's newly formed Mobile and Business Solutions Group.
T-Mobile Doubles Tablet Data With $10 Add-On
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
'Un-carrier' will match subscriber's smartphone LTE data plan – up to 5GB a month – reserved for use on their tablet.
Verizon to Launch HD VoLTE in 'Coming Weeks'
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8/26/2014  |  14 comments
The wait is over – Big Red says it will have VoLTE available across its footprint in the coming weeks, bringing video calls and HD voice to compatible handsets.
IoT Startup Banking on WiFi Connectivity
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8/26/2014  |  10 comments
Electric Imp aims to connect devices in the home and industrial environments via WiFi radios to its own cloud for more customization and control.
T-Mobile Offers 2GB of Data for $5 Add On
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8/25/2014  |  Post a comment
The latest shot fired in the wireless pricing war has T-Mobile upping its Simple Starter data plan to 2GB from 500MB for $5 more
Nokia Closes on SAC Buy
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8/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure vendor closes its acquisition of Schaumburg, Ill.-based indoor wireless specialist SAC Wireless.
OSS Changes Vital to Sprint's Network Vision
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8/22/2014  |  6 comments
Even as it builds out two new networks, Sprint is trying to move to a single inventory management system and leaning on NetCracker for help.
NTT DoCoMo, Huawei Prove LTE-U Works
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2014  |  4 comments
Joint trial shows that running LTE in unlicensed spectrum is an effective offload option for wireless operators, but will it supplant operators' existing WiFi strategies?
T-Mobile: Small Cells? We're Dense Already
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8/22/2014  |  17 comments
CFO Carter Braxton says that T-Mobile's network was 'much more dense' from the buildout.
Sprint Drops Prices, But Also Speeds?
Light Reedy  | 
8/21/2014  |  14 comments
The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.
Sprint Unveils $60 Unlimited Plan
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8/21/2014  |  6 comments
Plan provides consumers with unlimited talk, text and data for $60 per month.
EE Enables LTE Roaming in 16 More Countries
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Customers traveling to Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland can now access EE's 4G.
DoCoMo & Huawei Confirm LTE Network Over Unlicensed Spectrum
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Joint test demonstrates that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz unlicensed spectrum.
T-Mobile Tweaks Sprint Again With New Offer
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Offers free unlimited LTE data upgrade for a full year to Simple Choice customers who bring a Sprint (or Verizon or AT&T) customer over to the Un-carrier.
Apple Eyes VoLTE as 4G Voice Gets Real
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2014  |  6 comments
Apple is advertising for more voice-over-LTE help as Apple and Verizon finally get into launch mode with 4G voice services.
Could Google, Microsoft Help Iliad Win Over T-Mobile?
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2014  |  5 comments
Reports suggest Iliad is now asking Google and Microsoft to provide capital to make its bid for T-Mobile more appealing, while Cox takes its name out of the ring.
Holistic IP Transformation
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8/20/2014  |  Post a comment
The migration to an all-IP network starts with a solid, real-world execution plan
ZTE Rides China 4G Rollout to Higher Profits
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8/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the Chinese.
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; TeliaSonera network-shares in Finland; Kate Bush latest.
Spectrum Spats: Chatty Cars, Busy Broadcast Airwaves
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2014  |  8 comments
Wireless spectrum is a precious commodity, which is why the FCC and NAB are butting heads, and automakers and cable operators have the potential to, as well.
Sprint's New Family Plans Double Down on Data
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8/18/2014  |  7 comments
New family share plans undercut AT&T and Verizon on price and T-Mobile on data as Sprint promises more bold moves to come.
Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
DOS Attack  | 
8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.
PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
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8/14/2014  |  1 comment
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
Sprint CEO: Price Cuts First, Best Network Next
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8/14/2014  |  24 comments
New CEO Marcelo Claure addresses Sprint employees in a town hall call and promises the carrier will become a disruptor, beginning next week with new, more competitive price plans.
Who's Doing Best in LTE-A?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/14/2014  |  Post a comment
As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.
Pics: DAS in the Deep Sea (Aquarium)
Slide Shows  | 
8/14/2014  |  7 comments
Fish with antennas? Scary! Relax – it's just Connectivity Wireless Solutions making the case for DAS.
AT&T: LTE-A Devices Go Mainstream in 2015
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2014  |  4 comments
Carrier's chief strategy officer says the first LTE-Advanced devices using carrier aggregation will make their debut in late 2014, depending on how fast operators need to update their antennas.
T-Mobile CFO Eyes Dish, Growth Opportunities
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  1 comment
It would be easy for T-Mobile to deploy in Dish spectrum, according to CFO Braxton Carter.
AT&T's Strategy Boss Puts Content First
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  5 comments
AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.
Eurobites: Vodafone's 4G Premium Backfires
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.
Sprint's New Boss Plans Cost Cuts
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2014  |  15 comments
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is hitting the ground running, promising increased cost efficiency and aggressive competition on his first day on the job.
Iliad's Bid for T-Mobile: This Ain't No Joke
Shades of Ray  | 
8/12/2014  |  3 comments
Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.
Sprint Intros First Tablet to Support Spark
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8/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Sprint to launch Samsung Tab that can support its faster network upgrade on August 15.
Softbank Asks Ericsson for Congestion Relief
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8/11/2014  |  3 comments
Companies team up to demo Mobile-based Policy software to dynamically manage network congestion in busy areas.
DT Wants Spectrum Favors; Legere Wants Sprint's Slot
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2014  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom wants favors at the US spectrum auction, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere predicts that the operator will overtake Sprint in customer numbers by year's end.
Where Has All the Mobile Revenue Gone?
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2014  |  11 comments
For the first time ever in the US wireless industry, service revenue was flat to slightly depressed, driven by installment billing plans and shifts in pricing.
Huawei Boasts Smartphone Sales Growth
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8/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Smartphone shipments up 62% year-on-year, with total device shipments of 64.21 million units.
Eurobites: Iliad Could Team Up for T-Mob Pursuit
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8/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson lands Russian deal.
T-Mob's Legere Unleashed: 'Total Chaos at Sprint'
News Analysis  | 
8/6/2014  |  7 comments
T-Mobile CEO takes to Twitter to tweak Sprint.
To Each His Own M&A
Haiku  | 
8/6/2014  |  2 comments
Sprint and T-Mobile Now race to scale on their own Expect rural buys
A Short History of Hesse
Light Reedy  | 
8/6/2014  |  10 comments
With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.
Hesse Out, Claure In: Sprint Is Son's House Now!
Jonestown  | 
8/6/2014  |  33 comments
SoftBank appears to be taking tighter control of the still-ailing US operator.
Sprint Appoints Claure As New CEO
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8/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Brightstar founder and CEO Marcelo Claure to replace Dan Hesse as the CEO of Sprint.
Eurobites: DT Down on Sprint's Withdrawal
News Analysis  | 
8/6/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global gets Euro/LatAm boost; Telecom Italia revenues down 11%; M2M developments.
Sprint Drops Bid for T-Mobile – Reports
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  7 comments
The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.
T-Mobile Rejects Initial Iliad Bid – WSJ
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  7 comments
T-Mobile has reportedly turned up its nose at a surprise $15B bid from the French operator.
Microsoft Poaches Top Qualcomm Exec
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8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's former global marketing lead, is joining Microsoft to lead global business development.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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