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T-Mobile Expects LTE-U to Feature Listen-Before-Talk
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5/6/2015  |  1 comment
Operators aren't required to implement the good neighbor protocol for LTE-U to coexist with WiFi, but a T-Mobile exec expects it to be built into the design anyway.
Radcom Lands Its Biggest Ever Deal
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5/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Deal with Tier 1 customer expanded to three years.
Sprint Maps Out Its Next-Generation Network
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5/5/2015  |  8 comments
Forget Network Vision – Sprint's now planning to densify via its Next-Generation Network, as the carrier reports fourth-quarter earnings that show improvements.
Sprint Loses $224M in Q4
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5/5/2015  |  Post a comment
The carrier lost $224 million, or 6 cents a share, on revenue of $8.3 billion, but it managed to gain in overall customers owing to growth in its prepaid business.
Cisco's Robbins to Replace Chambers as CEO
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5/4/2015  |  8 comments
After years of talking about it, Cisco CEO John Chambers will finally retire this July, to be replaced by Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations Chuck Robbins.
Women's Media Consumption Habits
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5/4/2015  |  1 comment
A study run by Insights in Marketing and commissioned by Meredith shows the devices, channels and ways in which women are consuming content.
Oracle Watch: New Server, New Rumors
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5/1/2015  |  6 comments
Rolls out a new communications application server but the big news is whether it will add Salesforce.com to its cloud effort.
Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
Morris Lore  | 
5/1/2015  |  3 comments
Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.
No Service, No Problem: 5 Places That Want to Be Unconnected
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5/1/2015  |  20 comments
Take a walk on the unconnected side with a slideshow of five of the most technologically remote places in the US.
OTT Apps: Time To Beat 'Em or Join 'Em
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5/1/2015  |  1 comment
CSPs have to devise a strategy either to monetize third-party OTT services or develop and deliver their own OTT-telco service offering.
Sprint Taps Boingo for Airport WiFi Offload
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4/30/2015  |  3 comments
Multi-year agreement will let up to 40 million Sprint handsets automatically connect to WiFi when they travel.
Nokia's Suri Defends AlcaLu Deal Against Critics
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Nokia boss insists there will be no repeat of past merger mistakes as company's stock plummets on disappointing first-quarter results.
Nokia Slumps on Networks Malaise
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4/30/2015  |  5 comments
Shares in the Finnish equipment maker fell sharply in early-hours trading after its main networks business floundered in the first quarter.
Astellia Highlights Customer Care Disconnect
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4/29/2015  |  8 comments
Survey commissioned by French vendor finds a massive disconnect between mobile user and mobile operator customer care expectations.
Samsung Expects S6 to Buoy Q2 Profit
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4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
South Korean electronics giant reports disappointing results but guides for S6-led improvements next quarter.
Astellia Unveils Customer Care Research Results
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4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Mobile subscribers and mobile operators hold different views on acceptable levels of customer care response, finds survey commissioned by Astellia.
T-Mobile: Google Fi Will Bring Profits, New Ideas
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4/28/2015  |  5 comments
T-Mobile executives say the partnership with Google will be profitable and will let the two share ideas for new services and offers.
BICS Looks to MVNOs, OTTs for Growth
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4/28/2015  |  1 comment
BICS CEO Daniel Kurgan believes the operator can flourish by selling value-added services to new customer segments.
T-Mobile Beats Sprint on Subs, Eyes Verizon on Network
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4/28/2015  |  8 comments
With 1.8 million customer additions in Q1, T-Mobile has likely overtaken Sprint in subscribers, and now it's planning on taking down Verizon on its 'best network' claims.
T-Mobile Reports Q1 Revenue of $7.8B
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4/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier adds over 1 million branded postpaid net additions for the eighth quarter in a row and reports its lowest-ever postpaid churn.
Verizon Builds Key Vendors Into SDN Strategy
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4/28/2015  |  13 comments
Network operator plans to converge its wireless and wireline operations with the aid of AlcaLu, Cisco, Nokia, Ericsson and Juniper.
Eurobites: Nokia Quashes Handsets Rumor
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4/28/2015  |  15 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.
Cats Using Technology for Good, for Once
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4/28/2015  |  2 comments
Sprint Taps Brazilian Mobile Exec to Head Innovation
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4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Roger Solé will also head up Sprint's new Hispanic business unit and become president of Sprint Puerto Rico.
Breaking (Wind) News
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4/27/2015  |  5 comments
Apple's control freaks
Ban flatulence apps on Watch.
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HKT Demos 450MB LTE-A With Huawei
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
HKT and Huawei demonstrate world's first LTE-A 450Mbps solution in Hong Kong.
Tele2 CTIO Heads East for New Role
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
After four years as Group CTIO at European competitive operator Tele2, Joachim Horn is heading to Asia for his next personal challenge.
Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Prime Reading  | 
4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams and that's paying off for the pan-European operator as it embraces NFV.
EE Flags Worst Postpaid Growth in 2 Years
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
UK's biggest mobile operator witnesses declines in customer numbers and revenues despite impressive growth in 4G and fixed broadband.
Vodafone Ramps up Network, Distribution in India
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4/24/2015  |  15 comments
India's second-biggest mobile operator is expanding into rural parts of the country.
Ericsson Not Planning Big M&A Response to Nokia/AlcaLu
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4/23/2015  |  5 comments
Ericsson's CFO rules out any large-scale M&A in response to Nokia's $16.6 bid for Alcatel-Lucent and sees OSS becoming big business for the Swedish vendor.
Talking Transformation With Ericsson's CTO
Between the CEOs  | 
4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders visited Ericsson's HQ in Kista, Sweden, to discuss industry transformation and the future of communications networks with Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/23/2015  |  1 comment
In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
China Unicom Loses 4 Million Customers
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4/23/2015  |  4 comments
China's second-biggest mobile operator is hemorrhaging subscribers and grumbling about a new tax regime.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/23/2015  |  3 comments
In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
Qualcomm Slashes Revenue Forecast by $1B
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4/23/2015  |  4 comments
Chipmaker hints that outlook is worsening as Apple and Samsung continue to make strides in the smartphone sector.
The 5G Clubs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/23/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading outlines 13 groups that are working to influence the development of 5G, including its standards, spectrum and use cases.
5G: Meet the Influencers
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional and some research-oriented – that have formed to tackle deploying 5G networks by 2020.
Ericsson Sinks on North American Slowdown
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Favorable currency movements flatter results as Swedish equipment maker is hit by a fall in business in its biggest regional market.
AT&T CFO Shrugs Off Google Fi as Limited
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4/22/2015  |  7 comments
John Stephens isn't worried about Google's new wireless MVNO as AT&T reports a strong first quarter, owing to strength in tablets and the Internet of Things.
AT&T Reports Q1 Revenues of $32.6B
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4/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier added 410,000 postpaid customers and 684,000 connected cars in the first quarter.
Google's WiFi-First Mobile Service 'Fi' Is Here
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4/22/2015  |  14 comments
But it will only be available on the Nexus 6 at launch.
Telekom Austria Cutbacks Fuel Profit Growth
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4/22/2015  |  1 comment
Austria's incumbent operator managed to burnish its bottom line despite setbacks across most of its markets.
Sequans Routes LTE Broadcast to WiFi Devices
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4/21/2015  |  2 comments
LTE chipmaker says its LTE-to-WiFi platform, in partnership with middleware provider Expway, has been tested by Verizon and other operators and is commercially ready today.
Republic Wireless Pays Back Unused Data
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4/21/2015  |  3 comments
WiFi-first Sprint MVNO says it will refund customers the cost of their unused data each month.
Verizon Reports Q1 Revenues of $31.98B
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier posted better than expected earnings per share at $1.02, despite missing on revenue projections in the first quarter.
Tele2 Reports Q1 Growth
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Net sales grow by 6% to SEK6.51 billion, driven by strong performance in mobile end user service revenue, which grew by 10%.
Verizon Focuses on Cashing in on LTE
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4/21/2015  |  5 comments
As its LTE traffic continues to grow while the company loses lower-end subscribers, Verizon is expecting more revenue to come from IoT and its planned mobile video offers.
Verizon Reports Q1 Revenues of $31.98B
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4/21/2015  |  1 comment
Carrier posted better than expected earnings per share at $1.02, despite missing on revenue projections in the first quarter.
Stig's Big Decision
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4/21/2015  |  6 comments
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

4|27|15   |   05:30   |   (0) comments


Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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