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C-RAN Small Cell Notches a Stadium Win
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7/7/2015  |  3 comments
Regional carrier Nex-Tech Wireless replaced its DAS system at a Fort Hays stadium with Airvana's C-RAN small cell system for more affordable LTE coverage.
Ooredoo Kuwait Taps VMware for NFV
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Using VMware vCloud for NFV Platform for VoLTE and IT service on a common infrastructure.
Nokia, Du Use Telco Drones for Network Planning
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Dubai operator says it's the first to use telco drones from Nokia Networks for better network planning and faster optimization at the Dubai International Stadium.
Sandvine Racks Up 3 Operator PCRF Wins
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
SPIT vendor says three operators – two in North America and one in Europe – have selected its PCRF to deploy VoLTE and LTE features in the second quarter.
Eurobites: Nokia & Du Send in the Drones
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN acquires IS Group; MTN CEO resigns; Deutsche Telekom wants women on its boards.
The Service-Oriented Mobile Core
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
To unlock the virtual core opportunity, mobile operators need new service models, with associated revenue, to drive the business case.
Sprint Spend Slowing Ahead of Next Network Push – Analysts
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Sprint slows spending but is expected to ramp up again later in the year.
Leading Lights 2015 Winners' Video
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7/7/2015  |  2 comments
Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
What the Helio? MVNO Is Back After First Flop
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7/6/2015  |  9 comments
Well funded South Korean MVNO that went under in 2008 has quietly relaunched to try again with its low-cost wireless service on Sprint's network in the US.
IBM Sows Seed for New Telco Unit, Plans NFV/SDN Push
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7/6/2015  |  10 comments
IBM is building the foundations of a new business unit to focus on communications service providers, according to senior executives, and is set to unleash its SDN and NFV proposition.
Telekom Austria to Announce All-IP Milestone
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7/6/2015  |  3 comments
The Austrian incumbent is due to announce that another of its eastern European subsidiaries has become an all-IP player.
4 Digital Economy Eras
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Equinix walks through the past four digital economy eras from computing to network to connected to today's interconneted world.
Eurobites: Cisco Aids French Digital Startups
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot disappoints; Proximus dismisses KPN takeover talk; UPC buys Irish broadcaster.
India's Operators Plan 3G Push
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7/6/2015  |  5 comments
In a bid to retain customers, incumbents are expanding their 3G networks before RJio launches 4G services in December.
AlcaLu Lands $1B+ Deals in China
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7/3/2015  |  3 comments
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.
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.
Rogers Completes Purchase of Mobilicity, Shaw AWS Spectrum
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Canada's Rogers Communications has received all approvals needed for the acquisitions of both Mobilicity and Shaw's AWS wireless spectrum and has completed those deals.
Eurobites: Online Viewing Hurts BBC, Prompts Job Cuts
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7/2/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and UAE operator du work on mobile broadband; Dixons Carphone to run stores for Sprint; 'father of SMS' dies.
SoftBank Deploys Procera for Better LTE Experience
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Procera delivers new data perspectives on SoftBank's LTE network in Japan.
Lines Get Drawn in Road to 5G
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/1/2015  |  1 comment
The steady drumbeat of progress continues on as new groups are formed, R&D centers opened, timelines presented and strategies refined for making 5G a reality by 2020.
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.
CRAN in LTE-Advanced
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7/1/2015  |  1 comment
Operators are looking to build centralized RAN architectures as part of their LTE-Advanced deployments for a number of reasons, but which is the most important?
NFV Service Assurance Datasheet: Keep the Same Visibility, Insights, and Metrics
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7/1/2015  | 

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) allows the migration of network functions from proprietary, physical hardware to less expensive, more flexible COTS (Commercial Off-the-Shelf) servers. While NFV is not a new concept, it has the power to change the way service providers do business forever. The promise of NFV to generate new source s of revenue lies in the ability to quickly roll out services subscribers want and swiftly eliminate those they don’t.

Service providers that embrace NFV will realize several other advantages including increased operational flexibility and efficiency, and operational cost savings. As more network functions are mi grated to virtual environments, how can operators maintain the same visibility between Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) as they have today bet ween physical network elements? Enter Tektronix Communications’ NFV Service Assurance solution. Our NFV solution delivers proactive, cost-effective assurance for virtual and physical networks.

Infographic: 6 Questions to Ask on Your Journey to NFV
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7/1/2015  | 

Discover the 6 questions to ask on your journey to NFV:

1. Is my organization ready for NFV
2. Do I Have visibility to my virtual network elements
3. How do I choose the right partner
4. Is my monitoring system flexible enough to support NFV
5. Do I have the right troubleshooting tools
6. How Can I protect my brand during the NFV Transition


Download this Infographic to learn more!

Use Case: Cost Effectively Manage Remote Locations
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7/1/2015  | 

Tektronix Communications’ GeoSoft Core software-only probes:

  • Create CAPEX savings of 50-85%
  • Decrease power and energy consumption
  • Reduce deployment time
  • Utilize IrisView for end-to-end views across physical and virtual network elements
  • Provide familiar workflows and seamless access between troubleshooting tools

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.
Sprint Goes 'All-In' on New Pricing Plan
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Sprint promises to simplify pricing with new plan that charges $60 for service and $20 for the device with no hidden fees.
Chunghwa Expands 4G With Ericsson
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson supplies Chunghwa Telecom's entire core network and RAN in Taiwan's most populated areas, including Taipei city.
Sprint Tweaks Unlimited Data Rules in Best Buy Plan
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6/29/2015  |  7 comments
New unlimited data plan with Best Buy includes an update to its terms and conditions that limits video streaming speeds and off-network roaming usage.
Alstom, Huawei Boast 4G Pilot Based on CBTC
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Live pilot test of 4G LTE multi-services based on Communications-based Train Control (CBTC), a railway signaling system based on wireless ground-to-train communication.
Telefónica, China Unicom Boast Savings From 4G Handset Procurement Deal
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Collaboration hopes to achieve economies of scale.
Eurobites: Telefónica, China Unicom Double Up on Devices
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6/29/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infinera enhances bid for Sweden's Transmode; Huawei claims LTE breakthrough on French trains; charging mobiles though movement.
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.
Sprint Accelerates Entrepreneurial Efforts
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6/29/2015  |  7 comments
The startup culture being cultivated at Sprint's Accelerator program is rubbing off on the carrier, as CEO Marcelo Claure takes a top-down approach to innovation.
Telkomsel Trials NFV-Based VoLTE, WiFi Calling
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Indonesian operator teams up with Huawei to demonstrate its 4G convergent communication service trial for WiFi Calling and VoLTE based on NFV technology in Jakarta.
ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
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.
AT&T Commits $3B More to Mexico
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6/25/2015  |  2 comments
The carrier is adding an additional $3 billion to its investment in Mexico as it accelerates plans to build out a North American Mobile Service area.
FCC Auction Proposal Dings Dish, T-Mobile
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6/25/2015  |  3 comments
Chairman Wheeler proposes not to increase the size of the spectrum reserve for small carriers and to close a loophole that allowed Dish to get a big discount at the last spectrum auction.
Vodafone Hires NFV Specialist to Develop Group Virtualization Strategy
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Vodafone has hired a former Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent executive to develop a global SDN, NFV and cloud strategy in an effort to unify its next-generation network plans.
T-Mobile Tweaks JUMP Phone Upgrade Plan
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6/25/2015  |  6 comments
As part of a series of planned uncarrier updates, T-Mobile is doing away with its $10 monthly fee on JUMP plans and letting its customers upgrade up to three times per year.
Sierra Wireless Buying IoT-Focused MVNO
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6/25/2015  |  1 comment
Sierra Wireless makes a move into the mobile network virtual operator market.
T-Mobile Takes Spectrum Fight to the People
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6/24/2015  |  5 comments
Carrier petitions the FCC to block AT&T's attempt to acquire spectrum in three rural markets, as well as posts videos urging US consumers to speak out about the upcoming auction.
Rogers to Buy Mobilicity
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Rogers inks deals to immediately boost speed and quality for wireless customers in BC, Alberta and Southern Ontario.
Eurobites: Orange Tells Govt to Back Off
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6/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera, Telenor fight their corner; carrier aggregation in the Middle East; Telefónica's IoT buttons.
Oracle Unveils Four VNFs
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Oracle Communications has launched four products -- Session Border Controller, Converged Application Server, Services Gatekeeper and Policy Management -- as virtual network functions (VNFs).
Bouygues Says 'Non' to Altice
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6/24/2015  |  4 comments
Bouygues directors insist their business can flourish on its own in France's mobile market.
Sprint CTO Goes Bye-Bye
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6/23/2015  |  6 comments
Sprint CTO Stephen Bye is the latest exec to leave the operator.
WiFi Calling Catches on Globally
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6/23/2015  |  18 comments
WiFi voice enabler Taqua has signed deals with resellers in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America as voice-over WiFi gains traction across the globe.
Eurobites: Bouygues Deal Decision Imminent
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC sets date for 'Nokalu' decision; Ericsson does LTE FDD/TDD carrier aggregation in Portugal; Glastonbury latest.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Wagner’s Ring
Business Value Trumps Moving Bits for Virtual Networks

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At the recent Open Networking Summit, carriers described how they're focused on increasing revenue rather than just improving technology. This requires cultural changes, which can be more difficult than technology changes.
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VeEX: Live from the Big Telecom Event 2015

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VeEX's Carl Goldschmidt provides new product updates, including the RXT modular test platform and TX300s. With the latest technology in pluggable physical interfaces, the RXT platform combines multiple technologies with testing range from 10 Mbit/s to 100 Gbit/s. The TX300s is an "All-in-one" advanced multi-service test platform from 64 Kbit/s to 100 Gbit/s that ...
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Light Reading Interviews MRV: 2015 Big Telecom Event

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Scott St. John, SVP of Global Sales & Service, discusses MRV's customer-centric culture, the new OptiPacket OP-X1 100G access platform, and recent customer wins with Light Reading at BTE 2015.
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Procera: Enhancing the Subscriber Experience

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Hear from Procera on the latest in Subscriber Experience solutions. Learn how Procera's RAN Perspective technology helps network operators monitor and manage network traffic, in real-time, solving congestion and other network issues.
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HP's Prodip Sen: The NFV Journey

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Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
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Leading Lights 2015 Winners' Video

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Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
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PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society

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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
LRTV Interviews
Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Mellanox's New 25/50/100Gb/s Ethernet Products

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Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Arista's CloudVision

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Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about Arista’s CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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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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Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
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