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Poll: NFV/SDN, 5G & IoT to Dominate MWC
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3/1/2015  |  1 comment
According to Light Reading's poll of 900 readers, NFV and SDN, followed by 5G and the IoT, will dominate headlines at this year's mobile extravaganza in Barcelona.
Indian Operators Plot Spectrum Auction Moves
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2/27/2015  |  8 comments
Light Reading's guide to who will bid for what during the world's largest-ever spectrum auction, in India next month.
Verizon Takes Radio Dot to Detroit, VoLTE Overseas
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2/27/2015  |  5 comments
Carrier has deployed Ericsson's small cell system at its Detroit regional headquarters, as well as demonstrating international VoLTE roaming with DoCoMo and KT.
China Issues LTE FDD Licenses
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2/27/2015  |  2 comments
At last! The Chinese authorities finally lets FDD off the leash to add to the 4G action.
Eurobites: Ericsson Bites Apple Over Patents
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2/27/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Nokia team up for telco cloud; eircom revenues fall 4% in second quarter.
NTT DoCoMo Preps 225Mbit/s LTE-A
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2/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Use of carrier aggregation technology will enable DoCoMo's LTE-Advanced to achieve its ultra-high-speed downlink.
The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.
Ericsson Sues Apple for Patents Infringement
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2/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor files nine complaints against Apple, asserting 41 patents relating to various aspects of Apple's iPhones and iPads.
EE to Trial 400 Mbit/s 4G, eMBMS at Wembley
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2/27/2015  |  1 comment
UK's biggest 4G operator to conduct trials of superfast and broadcasting technologies at Wembley Stadium.
Qualcomm Brings LTE-U to Small Cells
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
Qualcomm announces support for LTE-U in its latest small cell chipsets and RF receivers for small cells and mobile devices, as well as showcases how it can play nice with WiFi.
Polkomtel Deploys Diameter Signaling Controller From BroadForward
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Polkomtel goes live with LTE roaming service powered by the BFX Interface Gateway from BroadForward, delivered by Infradata.
T-Mobile US Spurs Growth at Deutsche Telekom
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest operator had its US business to thank for sales and earnings growth in 2014, with all other units reporting revenue declines.
Jibe Hub, Fring Alliance & More RCS Action at MWC
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2/26/2015  |  2 comments
Jibe will be demonstrating RCS interoperability with DT, KPN, Vodafone, Sprint and Telefonica, as RCS slowly starts to get deployed across the globe.
Report: Sprint to Add 9,000 New Sites for LTE
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2/25/2015  |  9 comments
Is Sprint about to bolster its network with a major upgrade?
Telefónica Upbeat Despite Slump in Profits
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2/25/2015  |  8 comments
Hit by currency weakness in Venezuela and restructuring costs in Germany, Spain's incumbent is confident this year will be much brighter.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
Huawei Promises 4.5G & LTE-M in 2016
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2/24/2015  |  2 comments
Ahead of MWC, vendor pitches details of next step from LTE-A, unveils its LTE-M strategy for cellular IoT, talks up new video optimization capabilities and unveils a digital-friendly BSS.
Artemis's pCell Network Coming Soon Via Dish
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2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Startup promising to greatly improve LTE network performance will launch on Dish's spectrum in San Fran, as well as make its Hub available for indoor testing.
Ukraine 3G Auction Raises Less Than $300M
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Three mobile operators each secure the same amount of spectrum in Europe's last 3G auction.
10 Weirdly Useful IoT Devices
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2/24/2015  |  31 comments
There's no shortage of connected devices out there, yet somehow there's always room for more. Join us for a tour of 10 smart, slightly bizarre things that will make your life just a bit easier.
ZTE's Pre5G Offers a Path Across FDD Divide
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2/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor is banking on a high-speed TDD technology for European success.
T-Mobile Gets Small & Unlicensed With Nokia
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2/23/2015  |  7 comments
T-Mobile taps Nokia for LTE-U small cells that it plans to start deploying in 2016.
Taqua, Interop Bring VoWiFi to Rural SPs
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2/23/2015  |  1 comment
Taqua teams up with Interop to better reach rural wireless operators looking to offer WiFi calling, many of which don't yet have IMS deployed.
Google Pads Wallet With SoftCard Tech & IP
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2/23/2015  |  6 comments
Google is acquiring Softcard's IP and technology and will pre-embed Google Wallet on all Android smartphones from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
Alcatel-Lucent Integrates Siklu for Millimeter Wave Backhaul
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2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Adding millimeter wave radios bolsters Alcatel-Lucent high-capacity backhaul offering.
MWC: Let the Madness Begin
Shades of Ray  | 
2/23/2015  |  10 comments
Are you all strapped in? Then let's talk 5G, NFV, IoT, security and anything else that rhymes with LTE… oh, and tapas…
RJio to Drive WiFi Rollout in India
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2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio has an opportunity to spearhead the deployment of WiFi services in India.
Telekom Austria Builds Multi-Vendor NFV 4G Core
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Telekom Austria subsidiary Vip Mobile trials a virtual 4G service delivery stack for VoLTE services using technology from multiple specialist vendors.
Metaswitch NFV Customer -- Vip Mobile
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Metaswitch today announced that Vip Mobile, part of the Telekom Austria Group is the first to deliver VoLTE on a fully virtualized core network.
Telecom Italia to Invest €3B in Fiber to Spur Growth
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2/20/2015  |  3 comments
Italy's telecom incumbent is to ramp up investments in high-speed fixed and mobile networks.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests Virtual CPE
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Gemalto investigates hacking claims; BT welcomes Euro support over pricing rules; T-Mobile Austria bundles Netflix; and more.
Virgin Media Business, Arqiva Team on 4G Small Cell Backhaul
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Virgin Media Business and infrastructure specialist Arqiva have joined forces to offer the UK's mobile operators a small cell site and connectivity package in multiple major cities.
T-Mobile: Google & Dish Could Be 'Interesting' Partners
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2/19/2015  |  6 comments
Today's T-Mobile earnings call is bought to you by the letters MVNO and LTE.
Tele2 Launches 4G Offering for M2M
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
The European operator says its new 4G service will support more advanced M2M applications than 2G and 3G can handle.
Ericsson Revamps Its RAN With RBS 6000 Successor
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
As part of its pre-MWC news blast, Ericsson announces the successor to its highly successful base station and talks small cells, analytics, backhaul and more.
Ericsson Offers App Experience Optimization
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor offers new service to help operators optimize their networks to meet the new demands of a fast-evolving app ecosystem.
Ericsson Upgrades Its Analytics Engine
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson Expert Analytics 15.0 offers to predict and improve customer experience.
Ericsson Launches New Radio System
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
Ericsson Radio System offers a modular architecture that is designed for the migration towards 5G.
Ericsson Unveils Networks Software 15B
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor launches latest version of its network software system that manages its mobile infrastructure elements and aids virtualization.
Ericsson Unveils New Router Family
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
New Ericsson 6000 series of routers integrates radio and IP transport.
Hola, MWC#15
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
What will be the biggest discussion topics, themes and hyped technologies at the year's mobile extravaganza?
SpiderCloud Lands 4G Small Cell Deal in Pakistan
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
SpiderCloud Wireless and Emtel Communications partner to bring scalable small cell systems to Pakistan.
Eurobites: Nokia Touts IoT Security
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cozy with Colt; Telecom Italia considers media unit buyout; Technicolor sets 2020 targets.
Alcatel-Lucent Revamps Its 4G RAN Portfolio
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent introduces LTE radio access network portfolio to help operators make the transition to next-generation technologies.
T-Mobile Boss Asks Consumers to Pressure FCC on Low-Band
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
John Legere wants consumer help in getting the FCC to change the rules on the 600MHz auction.
Verizon Wireless CEO to Retire
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2/18/2015  |  2 comments
CEO Dan Mead will retire after he's done managing Verizon's wireline sale to Frontier, and John Stratton will take on the new role of EVP and president of operations.
Eurobites: Nokia Applies SDN, NFV to Mobile Transport, Core
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2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi considers offer for Numericable stake; Huawei does in-car WiFi in Spain; Samsung and Microsoft devices under the cosh in Europe.
Verizon Allocating $500M to Small Cells
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2/17/2015  |  2 comments
Even with fresh AWS spectrum, Verizon is setting aside $500M for small cells, as it finds municipal interest is up, technology is better and prices are down.
The Future of Broadband Tech
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2/17/2015  |  2 comments
Net neutrality, broadband services and the current outlook on data consumption, as presented by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
FAA Lays Out First Proposal for Small Drones
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
No night flights for commercial drones!
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

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On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
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Going Green in 2015

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Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
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SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
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Time for Gigabit Europe?

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Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
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Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading gathered 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, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
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Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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