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Ericsson Still Seeking M&A Targets
Prime Reading  | 
12/1/2015  |  2 comments
The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A and investment opportunities and it seems there are a couple on the horizon.
Nokia, Telecom Italia Go Scouting for Hot Startups
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12/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Sign Memorandum of Understanding on joint scouting of technology companies.
Bharti Airtel: Out of Africa?
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12/1/2015  |  1 comment
Having announced a major spending plan at home, India's biggest operator may be forced to consider its future in Africa.
Grumpy Cat on Technology
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12/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Bharti's $9B Network Splurge in India
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11/30/2015  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is to embark on a major network upgrade as mobile broadband competition intensifies.
Syniverse CMO: Women Need P&L Roles
Mentor Monday  | 
11/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Mary Clark says to have a real seat at the table, women need to pursue career paths that lead to jobs that affect revenue at their companies.
4G Drives Telco Capex in India
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11/27/2015  |  2 comments
India's operators are committing ever-greater sums to the expansion and modernization of data networks.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Team on Enterprise Cloud
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11/27/2015  |  6 comments
Also in today's 'Black Friday' regional roundup: Turkcell bids for TeliaSonera's stake in Fintur; Polkomtel trials voice-over-WiFi with Nokia; Cosmote achieves 500Mbit/s LTE; Altice lands rights to English Premier League.
Polkomtel VoWiFi With Nokia Networks
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11/27/2015  |  5 comments
Nokia Networks, Polkomtel partner to offer Poland's first voice-over-Wi-Fi service.
Cosmote Demos 500Mbit/s LTE With Ericsson
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11/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Demonstration uses Ericsson's LTE Advanced software solutions and carrier aggregation technology, together with RBS 6000 radios.
Hong Kong Moments
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11/26/2015  |  10 comments
I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong for a few days recently – here are a few views I managed to capture on my phone.
Samsung: No Sale of Wireless Unit
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11/25/2015  |  30 comments
South Korean giant says no sale, cites continued investment in 5G, SDN and NFV.
DT Preps Fast Hybrid Routers Beyond Germany
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11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom is looking at introducing its hybrid routers in markets outside Germany, where it also operates both fixed and mobile networks.
Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.
Eurobites: Orange Fine-Tunes IoT Vision
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11/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media fears repercussions of BT/EE merger; French auction bid details; fiber-to-the-second-home?
ZTE's Chip Subsidiary Takes $376M External Investment
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11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund to acquire 24% shareholding in ZTE Microelectronics, a semiconductor subsidiary of ZTE Corporation.
Nokia, DT, Cosmote Boast 4G Carrier Aggregation First
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11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Companies demonstrate LTE-Advanced three-carrier aggregation using band 3 FDD and band 42 TDD for improved mobile broadband experience.
Alcatel-Lucent Wins Router Deal at China Telecom
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11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
China Telecom broadens deployment of Alcatel-Lucent IP core and edge routers to manage growing data center traffic as CT expands 4G LTE services.
Eurobites: Accedian Wins Berth at Telefónica
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11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks demos LTE breakthrough; AlcaLu upgrades Orange in Romania; European Commission nods through Avago/Broadcom deal.
Accedian Lands Global Deal at Telefónica
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11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Accedian has secured a global framework agreement with Telefónica for the delivery of transport network assurance technology.
Samsung to Sell Wireless Networking Unit?
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11/23/2015  |  50 comments
Samsung is said to be mulling selling its wireless networking business as the industry consolidates and competition gets hotter.
App of the Day
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11/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Jury Still Out on 'Ciscosson' – Reader Poll
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11/23/2015  |  2 comments
The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.
Indian Telcos Start Exploring SDN & NFV
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11/23/2015  |  2 comments
With the rollout of higher-speed and costlier networks, India's operators are being forced to look more seriously at SDN and NFV.
Sprint to Get $1.2B From New Leasing Venture
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11/23/2015  |  9 comments
$1.2B deal, brokered by SoftBank and friends, should take the financial pressure off Sprint somewhat.
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
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11/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
Sprint Undercuts Rivals With Half-Price Offers
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11/18/2015  |  16 comments
And you thought mobile price battles in the US couldn't get more cut-throat.
Vodafone Plots Unlicensed Boost to 4G
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11/18/2015  |  2 comments
Mobile operator carries out first carrier aggregation of licensed and unlicensed spectrum on a commercial 4G network.
Eurobites: Nokia Enters 'Final Phase' of Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition
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11/18/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei creates more R&D jobs in Ireland; French 4G auction closes; Sky bigs up new set-top box.
T-Mobile US Sells Off Another 600+ Towers
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11/18/2015  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile lines its coffers and asks the FCC to pull Verizon from 12 markets in the 600MHz auction in 2016.
Spirent Tools Verify Mobile Networks, IoT Services
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11/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Spirent tools test network core and the network edge.
Ericsson Predicts 150M 5G Subs in 2021
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11/17/2015  |  6 comments
The uptake of 5G will be even faster than 4G, predicts Ericsson's internal market research team – but what exactly is a 5G connection?
Eurobites: Facebook Expands in Africa
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11/17/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French spectrum auction bids reach €2.7 billion; Cellcom profits plunge; Vodafone Wallet teams up with MasterCard.
AT&T Tests Data-Divulging Discounts for Digital Life
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11/17/2015  |  7 comments
Executive director of AT&T's Digital Life says trials on offering discounts to those home owners that opt in to share their data were well received and likely will be an option going forward.
Procera Launches eVolution Virtual Probe
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11/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Procera's virtual probe is a real-time big data source for network intelligence that runs in VMware or KVM virtualization environments on COTS hardware.
RJio Delays 4G Launch Yet Again
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11/16/2015  |  1 comment
A delay to the launch of 4G services by India's RJio could be an opportunity for its rivals.
Eurobites: Openreach CEO to Step Down
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11/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson denies Cisco M&A rumors; Vivendi wants bodies on Telecom Italia board; Yandex takes Google case to EU.
Cisco + Ericsson: From Soup to Nuts
Shades of Ray  | 
11/13/2015  |  2 comments
If this week's coverage of 'Ciscosson' left you digitally indigested, as if you'd swallowed a John Chambers-sized meatball, then here's a tasty roundup.
Understanding T-Mobile's Free Video Play
Jonestown  | 
11/13/2015  |  9 comments
T-Mobile's latest Un-carrier move is more strategic than altruistic.
Transit Wireless Subway Service Comes to the Bronx
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11/13/2015  |  5 comments
WiFi and cell service coming to initial Brooklyn stations and downtown Manhattan next.
French Stock Market Authority Approves Nokia Acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent
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11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
The French stock market authority has approved Nokia's public exchange offer for the securities of Alcatel-Lucent.
Is There Room for SpiderCloud in Ciscosson's Web?
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11/11/2015  |  1 comment
Now that Cisco has Ericsson and its Radio Dot as a powerful partner, does it need its reseller agreement with small cell vendor SpiderCloud?
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
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11/11/2015  |  6 comments
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. So what do various industry observers have to say?
Telefónica Tears Up the R&D Rule Book
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11/11/2015  |  6 comments
Tier 1 operator claims massive efficiencies from a new global approach to new product and technology R&D, starting with a new ONT that can be used for FTTH rollouts across Europe and Latin America.
Eurobites: Tele2 Plots Dutch Mobile 'Revolution'
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11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: hack-soiled TalkTalk surprises with dividend; new MTN boss may challenge mega-fine; Google faces EU heat over mapping.
Web-Scale & Content Giants Seek Telco Partners
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11/10/2015  |  3 comments
Partnerships are all the rage and not just in the vendor community – Google and Time Inc. want to team up with telcos, while China Mobile is seeking international support.
T-Mobile Goes OTT With Free Video Streaming
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11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
For its latest trick, T-Mobile says that streaming video from HBO, Hulu, Slingshot and others won't eat into its users' available data bucket.
Small Cell Forum Publishes 'State of Nation' Report
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11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
The Small Cell Forum has published a report that brings together three pieces of research to provide a market overview.
'This Industry Will Be Won & Lost In the Next Three Years' – John Chambers
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11/10/2015  |  14 comments
Cisco executive chairman John Chambers explains the rationale behind the 'next-generation strategic partnership' with Ericsson – it's all about speed.
Ingenu Races Sigfox for US IoT Network Firsts
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2015  |  2 comments
Who's king rat of the low-power, proprietary IoT networks in the US?
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Meet the Architect Behind LinkedIn

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Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor ...
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Service Gateway Virtual Edition

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Allot's Jay Klein talks to Steve Saunders about its new Service Gateway Virtual Edition.
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The Business Case for Open Source

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Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
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Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
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Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
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WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
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Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor hardware but has the DNA of a web-scale company.
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.