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Comcast May Be Lone MSO Wireless Bidder
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  2 comments
TWC, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House will all likely pass on FCC's spectrum auction next month because of pending mergers.
Eurobites: EE Bows Out With a Whimper
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2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: private equity firms expected to bid for T-Mobile Netherlands; Orange selects startups; Nokia does G.fast in Japan.
Indian Incumbents Risk Tripping in 4G Race
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
India's mobile incumbents could be making a mistake by trying to build a 4G lead over Reliance Jio.
LTE-Advanced Pro: Gigabit 4G, Anyone?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.
New Qualcomm Chip Promises 'Gigabit' 4G
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  1 comment
But you need a compatible smartphone and network to really make it happen.
Nokia, AlcaLu Steady Ship on Costs Before Tie-Up
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.
Nokia Reports Q4, Full Year 2015 Results
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2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia reports fourth quarter revenues of €3.6 billion, up 3% year-on-year, and full year revenues of €12.5 billion, up 6% year-on-year.
AT&T, Nokia Develop 'FAN' 4G Networks for Utilities
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2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T is combining its licensed spectrum with Nokia's LTE technology to offer secure Field Area Networks (FANs) that utilities can use in their active footprints.
Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!
Nokia Boasts Cost-Effective Fronthaul Transport Solution
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2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia is offering a new platform designed for cost-effective fronthaul transport in centralized RAN architectures.
Verizon to Test SpiderCloud LTE-U Small Cells
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2/10/2016  |  2 comments
Verizon will trial SpiderCloud's dual-mode LTE-U small cells in Q3 2016.
Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
Prime Reading  | 
2/9/2016  |  3 comments
Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their paces by independent test lab EANTC – here are the results.
AT&T's Chiosi: Born to Stand Out
Mentor Monday  | 
2/8/2016  |  2 comments
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret Chiosi has been standing out her whole life, and she encourages other women to do the same in the workplace.
Australia's 1800MHz Auction Raises $387M
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Australian operators spend $387 million to improve the coverage and quality of 4G services outside urban areas.
India Operators Lash Out at 700MHz Plans
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
A government decision to auction 700MHz spectrum at high prices this year has met with a furious backlash from operators.
Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.
Ericsson Enhances Multiple Product Lines
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor trumpets pre-MWC product tweaks.
Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/4/2016  |  3 comments
Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.
Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE' Will Benefit Current Smartphone Users Too
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2/3/2016  |  4 comments
Regular old smartphone users will still get a performance boost from Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE,' just not maximum speeds.
Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015 - 2020
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco's latest VNI numbers suggest the world will be using 366.8 exabytes of data on smartphones and Internet of Things devices, up from 44.2 exabytes, in 2015.
Cisco: 40% of Mobile Users Will Be on 4G When 5G Hits
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.
Eurobites: EU Preps for 5G With Spectrum Sort-Out
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2/3/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.
Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.
Qualcomm Looks to Tame Wireless Zoo
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
Prime Reading  | 
2/2/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
Vodafone & Liberty Go Dutch
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2/2/2016  |  2 comments
Speculation that the operators might join forces has been doing the rounds for a few years and now they're in talks to combine forces in the Netherlands.
Happy Groundhogs for Technology Day!
Animals with Phones  | 
2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson Claims 100 Operator Users for Radio Dot
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Sichuan Mobile, the largest mobile communications operator in western China, became Ericsson's 100th Radio Dot System operator.
BT Restructures, Boasts Best Quarter in 7 Years
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
UK fixed-line incumbent will have six business lines from April, it says, after reporting strong growth at its domestic broadband operation.
Eurobites: Regulator Casts Doubt on O2/3 Deal
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky speaks up for O2/3 deal; Nokia's patents settlement with Samsung doesn't impress investors; Telenor buys analytics firm.
BT Reports Fiscal Q3
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
BT reported an increase in revenues and margins for the third fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31 2015.
Protect Your Brand – Launch VoLTE Service with Confidence
Information Resources  | 
2/1/2016  | 
Spanning multiple connections of network technologies and domains, VoLTE has the inherent flexibility to enable many different types of services while creating new revenue opportunities. While the benefits of VoLTE may be clear, the path to a successful launch can pose significant challenges. With a solution that addresses VoLTE’s critical success factors, NETSCOUT is ready to cut through complexities with a comprehensive, user-friendly solution.
Effectively Troubleshoot – VoLTE Call Drops
Information Resources  | 
2/1/2016  | 
NETSCOUT’S VoLTE solution; Enables visibility across RAN, CORE and IMS domains for the most comprehensive troubleshooting of every VoLTE call hop and handover; Efficiently pinpoints areas where additional capacity or signal boosts are needed to ensure connectivity; Allows for real-time monitoring of interoperability issues introduced during maintenance windows.
VOLTE TROUBLESHOOTING – Protect the Customer Experience with Iris Session Analyzer
Information Resources  | 
2/1/2016  | 
An operator’s ability to offer high quality voice calling on the LTE network will be a critical step in the fight to reclaim revenue from competitors—but it won’t be easy. Launching VoLTE requires continual tuning of both the access and core networks in order to establish, support and handover mobile voice calls as subscribers move throughout the network—all while maintaining a quality of experience that is at-or-better-than existing service alternatives.
RJio's Big Small Cells Vision
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2016  |  1 comment
RJio has announced plans for a major investment in small cell technology.
Curing America's China Syndrome
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1/29/2016  |  22 comments
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
Why Vodafone India Wants YOU Broadband
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Acquiring ISPs with fiber assets could make sense for India's mobile operators.
Are Huawei & ZTE About to Feel a Thaw in the Comms Cold War?
Jonestown  | 
1/28/2016  |  4 comments
A change of administration in Washington could signal fresh opportunities in the US for Huawei and ZTE.
CEO Chat With Mitel's Rich McBee
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1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.
Qualcomm Profits Sink on Weak Demand
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Struggling chipmaker reports sharp falls in sales and earnings and says device shipments will drop in the current quarter.
Sony Buys 4G IoT Chip Specialist Altair
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli LTE chip firm is being acquired for $212 million by Sony, which is planning to expand its IoT components portfolio.
AT&T Claims North American LTE Crown
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T has increased its 4G girth by expanding into Mexico.
Sprint Setting Up New Entity to Fund Network
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  1 comment
Sprint will put up spectrum and more to get $3B-plus to fund network buildout.
Ericsson Shares Tumble Despite Profit Growth
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  9 comments
Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Helped by currency exchange fluctuations, Ericsson reports an increase in its fourth quarter and full year revenues for 2015.
AT&T Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year
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1/26/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T caps strong year with 2.8 million wireless net adds and double-digit growth in revenues.
Nokia, KT Trial LTE-M
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1/26/2016  |  Post a comment
South Korea’s KT has conducted a field trial of enhanced Machine Type Communications (eMTC), aka LTE-M, using technology from Nokia and 1.4MHz of its 4G spectrum.
Eurobites: Iliad Eyes UK Market
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 400G in Cape Town; Orange to sell secure smartphone; Dixons Carphone makes hay in the holidays.
Now Nokia Steps Up for VNF Testing
Shades of Ray  | 
1/25/2016  |  5 comments
Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.
Surprise! Sprint Still Has Huawei in Its Network
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2016  |  21 comments
EXCLUSIVE! Sprint still has Huawei equipment in its network, despite telling the US government in 2013 it would rip and replace the Chinese gear.
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All Change in Video

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At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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