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Intel Eyes an IoT & 5G Future
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4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Intel's IoT up 11% as the chipmaker eyes future end-to-end 5G silicon.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
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4/27/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
Could Trump Tax Cuts Cause a Capex Climb?
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4/26/2017  |  1 comment
Trump's tax plan cuts the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%, just like operators and vendors wanted.
Ericsson, Huawei Incompatibility Threatens NB-IoT – Sources
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4/26/2017  |  2 comments
Already threatened by a host of rival technologies, NB-IoT also faces an interoperability problem that could hinder its advancement.
AT&T's Gig Economy Driven by Spectrum Obsession in 2017
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T focuses on spectrum growth as it misses Q1 revenue expectations.
Surprise! AT&T Markets 4G Advances as '5G Evolution'
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4/25/2017  |  22 comments
Meet the new G, same as the old G!
T-Mobile Says 600MHz Takes It Head-to-Head With 'Duopoly'
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile wants to cover 321 million people with 4G by year's end to whack AT&T & Verizon, and is already slaughtering Big Red in Q1 on subscriber adds.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists 2017: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
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4/24/2017  |  1 comment
This year's finalist list includes female founders, CEOs and women deeply entrenched in the technologies that are defining the future of communications.
Tele2's Shares Soar on Strong Q1
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator reports impressive growth in sales and profits thanks partly to takeover activity.
China's Telcos Eye Life After 4G
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4/21/2017  |  1 comment
China's operators are thriving in the consumer market for 4G services. Can they carry that success into new areas as 4G growth slows?
Verizon Fixates on 'Future' Network, as It Loses Subs, Revenue
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4/20/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon lost 307,000 postpaid customers in Q1, but says it is building out for the long term and stands by its 2017 capex projection.
Vodafone Egypt Virtualizes Analytics With Procera
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile operator uses PacketLogic virtual solution to identify user and application to deliver the right bandwidth in real time.
Vodafone Egypt Taps Procera
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Procera announces Vodafone Europe will use its virtualized PacketLogic project to improve service quality for mobile customers.
Unlicensed: It's What's Next for US Mobile Operators
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4/19/2017  |  4 comments
The three largest mobile operators are eyeing unlicensed 3.5GHz and 5GHz bands to boost 4G capacity, as compatible devices start to come to market.
Ingenu Seeks Funding to Support Growth
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
IoT specialist changes its tune on fundraising in the face of growing demand and says tie-ups with cellular operators are in the pipeline.
Nokia Gives 5G Hype a Good Dousing
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4/19/2017  |  1 comment
New 5G study findings from the Finnish vendor could unintentionally fuel doubts about the 5G business case.
Corning Lands $1B Deal With Verizon
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon has agreed to $1.05 billion three-year minimum purchase agreement with Corning for optical products.
Comcast Wins Spectrum – What's Next?
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
A peek at what Comcast could do with its new wireless spectrum assets.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
Intel Eyes Fab 5G Future, Not Another Mobile Mess
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4/13/2017  |  4 comments
The semiconductor giant hopes a 5G-driven convergence between computing and communications will play into its hands.
T-Mobile, Dish & Comcast Big Winners in $19.8B 600MHz Auction
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4/13/2017  |  4 comments
T-Mobile claims low-band spectrum win will quadruple its 600MHz holdings and start to be switched on this year.
Australia's TPG Rattles Telstra With $1.4B Mobile Move
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4/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Broadband operator sends shockwaves through the market with plans to build its own mobile network.
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments – Whitepaper
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4/12/2017  | 
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet
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4/12/2017  | 
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Altice's US Arm Files for IPO
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Altice starts IPO process as it nears 5 million customers in the US.
Google Shares Gender-Blind Pay Policies
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4/11/2017  |  4 comments
In response to Department of Labor allegations of an extreme gender pay gap at Google, the search giant shares the gender-blind methodology it uses to arrive at salaries.
Hutchison Expects 5G in Hong Kong by 2020
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4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Hong Kong operator aims to stay in the vanguard of next-generation mobile network activity.
Eurobites: EU Gives Blessing to Fox-Sky Deal
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: major data breach at payday loans company; MTS trumpets onlines sales success; Nokia does IoT research Down Under.
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
Samsung Defies Setbacks, Sees Q1 Profits Surge
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4/7/2017  |  1 comment
South Korean tech giant expects operating income to rise sharply in the first quarter, and the forthcoming S8 update bodes well for sales growth later in the year.
RJio to Come Under Pressure as India's Old Guard Fights Back
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4/7/2017  |  Post a comment
New entrant Jio has put huge pressure on India's existing operators, but it faces growth challenges of its own.
Qualcomm: First 5G Smartphones Coming Mid-2019
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4/6/2017  |  9 comments
But 5G smartphones will come with a 4G LTE connection always-on.
Xfinity Mobile Isn't a WiFi Phone Service
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4/6/2017  |  6 comments
Comcast's new mobile service may be WiFi-first, but that only applies to data usage at launch, not traditional voice calls.
Comcast Introduces Xfinity Mobile
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4/6/2017  |  1 comment
Xfinity Mobile bundling wireless service with Comcast's other Xfinity experiences.
US Interest Grows in 3.5GHz Wireless Broadband
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4/4/2017  |  12 comments
AT&T and T-Mobile are gearing up to test services for the CBRS band.
Can Mexico's Wholesale 4G Plan Defy the Odds?
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
The government-backed plan to build a nationwide wholesale 4G network has now settled on its infrastructure suppliers, but the road ahead for it could be long and tortuous.
Eurobites: CityFibre Soars Following Hint of Potential Sale
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad's Italian aspirations; Telenor targets IoT entrepreneurs; Deutsche Telekom promotes guilt-free mobile streaming.
Cloud RAN & Next-Gen Wireless Access
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4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud RAN is emerging as central to the new wireless network architecture, which will feature a more software-centric, software-configurable RAN.
New Comcast Wireless Details Drop This Week
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4/3/2017  |  4 comments
Besides its MVNO agreement with Verizon, what role will spectrum play in Comcast's upcoming mobile launch?
Global Capacity Partners With VeloCloud on Managed SD-WAN Services
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4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Partnership is part of Global Capacity's strategy to expand its global enterprise networking portfolio with software-defined services.
Former Ericsson CEO Vestberg to Be Verizon's King of Networks
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3/31/2017  |  3 comments
US operator says it will restructure its business along three lines and puts former Ericsson CEO in charge of networks and technology.
Eurobites: Ofcom Closes In On Openreach
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3/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia wins big in Mexico; Sky buys content creator; Microsoft opens machine-learning lab in Munich.
Huawei's Sales Soar but Profit Growth Grinds to a Halt
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3/31/2017  |  5 comments
Huawei continues to mop up business with carriers, enterprise customers and consumers, but it runs into a brick wall on profits.
Indian M&A Forces Telcos Into Workforce Overhaul
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
With many telecom-sector employees set to lose their jobs during the current wave of industry consolidation, India's service providers need to think hard about retaining and attracting the right kind of talent.
Samsung Galaxy S8 to Kickstart 'Gigabit LTE' Race in US
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3/30/2017  |  9 comments
T-Mobile is already boasting about the performance of the forthcoming Samsung phones.
How Intel Is Powering the 5G Era
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3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading tours a series of 5G "super demos" so see how Intel envisions the 5G-connected future. We take a look at a prototype connected BMW, a light pole with environmental sensors that provides 5G wireless to a smart home and a fully untethered virtual reality experience.
Eurobites: Clouds Descend on Project Lightning
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3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN trials 4x4 MIMO; Telecom Italia concerned about its French connection; Ericsson lands Canadian IPTV deal; BT's bad month continues.
Eurobites: 'German Cloud' in Demand, Says DT
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3/28/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo upgrades network with Ericsson; Clavister wins Nokia order; Spotify looks to improve its ads focus with acquisition.
Ericsson Tightens Focus, Warns of $1.7B Q1 Hit
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3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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