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Samsung: No Sale of Wireless Unit
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11/25/2015  |  4 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  |  1 comment
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  |  1 comment
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  |  15 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  |  8 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  |  4 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
Prime Reading  | 
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
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11/10/2015  |  2 comments
Who's king rat of the low-power, proprietary IoT networks in the US?
Vodafone Rules Out Emerging-Markets Spin-Off
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11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
UK-based operator says there is more value in remaining a single organization but hints it is still open to asset-swap talks with Liberty Global.
What's the Deal Behind 'Ciscosson'?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/9/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.
Should CEO Pay Be Part of Sprint's $2B Shave?
Jonestown  | 
11/9/2015  |  17 comments
Marcello Claure earned nearly $22M for fiscal 2014.
Cisco + Ericsson: Friends With Benefits
Shades of Ray  | 
11/9/2015  |  5 comments
Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
How Will Cisco + Ericsson Be Viewed From the Front Line?
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11/9/2015  |  1 comment
The global partnership between Cisco and Ericsson will require some very close and sensitive management, notes Heavy Reading's chief analyst.
Cisco & Ericsson Forge Killer Partnership
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11/9/2015  |  3 comments
IP and wireless networking giants announce strategic relationship that includes joint SDN and NFV developments.
It Lives! Supercomm to Ride Again?
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11/6/2015  |  3 comments
TIA, USTelecom set to announce new North American trade show plans Monday, Light Reading hears.
5G: Verizon's New Home Invasion?
Jonestown  | 
11/5/2015  |  10 comments
Verizon is getting creative with 5G, Light Reading hears, and examining new ways to deliver broadband to the home.
Eurobites: Orange Sets Out Spanish FTTH Vision
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11/5/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Deutsche Telekom soars in Q3; Cellcom Israel agrees to buy Golan Telecom; Finnish emojis.
Chinese Operators Start Unwinding WiFi
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11/4/2015  |  2 comments
China's operators are moving away from WiFi as 4G adoption continues to rocket.
Eurobites: Virgin Sticks 300 Mbit/s Up to BT
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11/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: trouble in Uzbekistan; surveillance laws revamped in UK; Vivacom boss slams EU 'hodgepodge.'
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Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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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.
Wagner’s Ring
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.
Between the CEOs
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.
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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.
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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.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
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Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
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Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

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The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
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Huawei Electric Power Summit 2015 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Huawei, together with Ethiopia's Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, hosted the Huawei Electric Power Summit 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event gathered industry experts and senior executives of global electric power companies to discuss emerging industry trends including: improvements in new energy conversion efficiency, reduction of line losses ...
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
Mobily CEO Ahmad Farroukh talks to Steve Saunders about the realities of being a mobile operator in Saudi Arabia.
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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.