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Eurobites: Anite in OSS Tie-Up With Nokia
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9/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: superfast flies in France; BT to update on G.fast trials; we need to talk about TalkTalk.
T-Mobile Adds Video Calling to RCS Line Up
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9/3/2015  |  1 comment
Carrier has added video calling to its RCS suite, including LTE to WiFi handoff, on compatible handsets.
Ericsson, Altair Demo LTE Cat-1 Power Save Mode for IoT
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Demo designed to illustrate LTE's Release 12 Power Save Mode (PSM) attributes of Altair's FourGee-1160 Cat-1/0 chipset within an Ericsson-populated infrastructure.
Framing the Low-Band Picture
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9/2/2015  |  1 comment
Mosaik's latest US maps paint a picture of where wireless operators have strong low-band spectrum footprints and where there's still a long way to go.
Network Slicing Key to Nokia's 5G Framework
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9/2/2015  |  5 comments
Nokia pulls together a framework for a programmable 5G architecture with network slicing as the key element to make 5G more than just another network.
Thomson Video Networks, Expway Demo HEVC With LTE Multicast
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Combines the compression performance of live HEVC video with the efficiency of LTE multicast distribution technology.
Indian Telcos Warm to IoT
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Thanks to government support and operator investments, India could emerge as a hotbed of IoT innovation.
Eurobites: Nokia, TeliaSonera Rev Up LTE-A
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9/2/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new 5G architecture; carrier billing in South Africa; Sigfox seeks more investment.
SmarTone Profits Soar on Smartphone Sales
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9/2/2015  |  3 comments
Hong Kong's smallest mobile network operator expects service revenues to continue improving, but is less optimistic about device sales.
Apple & Cisco Plot an Enterprise Fast Lane
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9/1/2015  |  4 comments
Pair are working together to optimize iOS devices in the enterprise, including plans for a Fast Lane to give bandwidth priority to important enterprise apps.
Ericsson Releases Networks Software 16A
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9/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Features new suite of LTE software upgrades targeting the indoor space.
Can a Common Core Network Support All Services?
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9/1/2015  |  1 comment
It's possible as infrastructure convergence facilitates further services convergence.
T-Mobile CEO Plays Data Traffic Cop
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8/31/2015  |  22 comments
John Legere says he will go after those customers who abuse unlimited data plans by exploiting loopholes in tethering, kicking them off unlimited if need be.
Russia's MTS Strikes Revenue-Sharing Deal With Google
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8/28/2015  |  2 comments
Russia's biggest mobile operator announced new strategic partnership with search-engine giant.
Airtel Gets 4G Ammunition With Augere Acquisition
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8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator is fortifying its 4G position through takeover activity.
Nokia Preps JV Future in China
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8/28/2015  |  3 comments
To merge its China business with Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to create a €4.5B business.
LTE-U Is Nicer to WiFi Than WiFi – Qualcomm
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8/28/2015  |  6 comments
The chipmaker, along with Verizon, is making a big push to show that it's tested LTE-U and found it ready to coexist with WiFi.
Cats Are a Smartphone's Best Friend
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8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
All Change in China?
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8/28/2015  |  6 comments
Management shuffles and a strategic acquisition suggest upheaval in China's service provider sector.
T-Mobile Joins CCA's Rural Roaming Hub
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8/27/2015  |  7 comments
T-Mobile agreed to work with rural carriers on LTE roaming in the US, a year and a half after the CCA's other large member, Sprint, signed on.
The Woman Behind Sprint's Chicago Shakeup
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8/27/2015  |  3 comments
Tracy Nolan, Sprint's new GM of Illinois and Wisconsin, has been charged with making Chicago Sprint's microcosm of success work for the rest of the US.
Bouygues Chief Bitter Over Iliad's Inclusion
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8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
The boss of the French telecom operator remains critical of authorities for allowing Iliad to enter the mobile sector but is confident Bouygues can thrive in a four-player market.
ZTE's Euro Star Shines Brighter
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
A global relationship with Telefónica helps its international cause.
Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes to Run Altice Ops
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8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Turkish delight at auction outcome; Cellcom mulls Golan bid; Swisscom launches WiFi calling; Ericsson extends ITV deal.
Verizon Hums a Driving Tune
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8/26/2015  |  17 comments
Verizon officially launches its aftermarket car device and subscription service to bring connectivity to any car on the open road.
ZTE Profits Rise on China's 4G Boom
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8/26/2015  |  1 comment
China's number-two equipment maker reports a sharp increase in net profit amid a surge in spending on 4G network in China.
Uninor Must Adapt to Survive
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Telenor's Indian subsidiary risks being left behind as Indian consumers gravitate towards higher-speed data services.
Ciena Boosts 5430 Capacity, Deploys With SK Telecom
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
WaveLogic3 Extreme chipset pushes OTN switch capacity above 15 Tbit/s.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Hutch Buy Qualcomm's UK Spectrum
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8/26/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia deploys small cells for Ooredoo; Serbia and Kosovo reach telecom rapprochement; Millicom hires Gordon; Huawei wins SBC deal with Telefónica.
Ooredoo Qatar to Deploy Nokia Small Cells
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Operator will deploy Nokia Networks' small cells in outdoor and indoor hotspots across Qatar.
Sprint's Claure: '3 to 5 Years' to Turnaround
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8/25/2015  |  7 comments
Marcello is giving himself a limited time to turn Sprint around.
Cats & Boxes: A Love Affair
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8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
BICS Forecasts VoLTE Roaming Surge
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8/25/2015  |  1 comment
International carrier says VoLTE roaming service is commercially available and anticipates substantial growth in traffic during coming year.
India's Dropped Calls Fiasco
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8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
An increasing number of dropped calls is aggravating relations between Indian authorities and the country's mobile operators.
Gogo Approved to Speed Up In-Flight WiFi
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8/24/2015  |  13 comments
But it will be at least 2016 before flyers will see the benefit as the zippier WiFi requires new hardware on planes.
The Pay's the Thing
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8/24/2015  |  14 comments
Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.
5 Must-Have Tech Partnerships for Carriers
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8/24/2015  |  4 comments
Telecom carriers need to build, buy or partner for many of the technology enhancements they put into the networks or customer solutions each year.
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big bucks for driving turnarounds, M&A, continued relevancy or brand revivals.
China Unicom Loses Out to Rivals
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8/21/2015  |  1 comment
China's second-biggest mobile operator appears to be hemorrhaging customers and faring especially badly in the fast-developing 4G sector.
Eurobites: GÉANT Builds SDN Testbed
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8/21/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Romania's RCS & RDS buys LTE TDD license; BT crunches big data with Cloudera; Vodafone quits Lebanon bid; Africa's Liquid launches Hai; EE upgrades TV offering.
Eurobites: Swisscom Mixes It With LTE
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8/20/2015  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski H1 numbers up; CityFibre strikes wireless hub deal; Google struck by Belgian lightning.
China Mobile Profit Dips on 4G Costs, Tax
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8/20/2015  |  2 comments
China's biggest operator says pressure on operating costs is growing as it fends off increasing 4G competition from its chief rivals.
Huawei, China Mobile, Qualcomm Verify 4G Uplink Data Compression
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei and partners claim industry's first commercial verification of Uplink Data Compression (UDC), a TDD+ technology, on a LTE-TDD commercial network.
Reliance JioCom in the Making?
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8/19/2015  |  1 comment
The ties between RJio and RCom appear to be getting stronger all the time.
China Telecom Hit by Taxes as 4G Subs Soar
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8/19/2015  |  1 comment
The smallest of China's three national mobile operators is struggling to maintain profit levels even though adoption of higher-speed services is taking off.
Google Updates Android, Delays Project Ara, Walks the Robots
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8/19/2015  |  3 comments
Android goes Marshmallow, but the modular Ara phone isn't getting its debut until at least 2016.
Russia's MTS Upbeat on Sales as Profits Dip
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Russia's biggest mobile operator remains confident its sales will grow this year despite being hit by rising costs in the second quarter.
SoftBank Ups Stake in Sprint – Again
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8/18/2015  |  5 comments
Less than a week after increasing its investment in Sprint by $86.9 million, Softbank spends another $73 million, taking its stake to more than 80%.
AT&T Chooses Metaswitch Virtual SBC
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
AT&T says it will use Metaswitch's Perimeta virtualized session border controller to connect its 4G LTE networks with other carriers.
Metaswitch Relishes 'Disruptor' Role at AT&T
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8/18/2015  |  3 comments
Software vendor announces telecom giant's use of its Perimeta SBC, but also its role in aiding transition to virtualized operations.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

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Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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