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OSS Changes Vital to Sprint's Network Vision
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8/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Even as it builds out two new networks, Sprint is trying to move to a single inventory management system and leaning on NetCracker for help.
NTT DoCoMo, Huawei Prove LTE-U Works
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8/22/2014  |  3 comments
Joint trial shows that running LTE in unlicensed spectrum is an effective offload option for wireless operators, but will it supplant operators' existing WiFi strategies?
T-Mobile: Small Cells? We're Dense Already
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8/22/2014  |  10 comments
CFO Carter Braxton says that T-Mobile's network was 'much more dense' from the buildout.
Sprint Drops Prices, But Also Speeds?
Light Reedy  | 
8/21/2014  |  11 comments
The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.
Sprint Unveils $60 Unlimited Plan
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8/21/2014  |  2 comments
Plan provides consumers with unlimited talk, text and data for $60 per month.
EE Enables LTE Roaming in 16 More Countries
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Customers traveling to Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland can now access EE's 4G.
DoCoMo & Huawei Confirm LTE Network Over Unlicensed Spectrum
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Joint test demonstrates that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz unlicensed spectrum.
T-Mobile Tweaks Sprint Again With New Offer
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Offers free unlimited LTE data upgrade for a full year to Simple Choice customers who bring a Sprint (or Verizon or AT&T) customer over to the Un-carrier.
Apple Eyes VoLTE as 4G Voice Gets Real
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8/20/2014  |  6 comments
Apple is advertising for more voice-over-LTE help as Apple and Verizon finally get into launch mode with 4G voice services.
Could Google, Microsoft Help Iliad Win Over T-Mobile?
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2014  |  5 comments
Reports suggest Iliad is now asking Google and Microsoft to provide capital to make its bid for T-Mobile more appealing, while Cox takes its name out of the ring.
Holistic IP Transformation
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8/20/2014  |  Post a comment
The migration to an all-IP network starts with a solid, real-world execution plan
ZTE Rides China 4G Rollout to Higher Profits
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8/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the Chinese.
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
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8/20/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; TeliaSonera network-shares in Finland; Kate Bush latest.
Spectrum Spats: Chatty Cars, Busy Broadcast Airwaves
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2014  |  6 comments
Wireless spectrum is a precious commodity, which is why the FCC and NAB are butting heads, and automakers and cable operators have the potential to, as well.
Sprint's New Family Plans Double Down on Data
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8/18/2014  |  7 comments
New family share plans undercut AT&T and Verizon on price and T-Mobile on data as Sprint promises more bold moves to come.
Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
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8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.
PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
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8/14/2014  |  1 comment
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
Sprint CEO: Price Cuts First, Best Network Next
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8/14/2014  |  24 comments
New CEO Marcelo Claure addresses Sprint employees in a town hall call and promises the carrier will become a disruptor, beginning next week with new, more competitive price plans.
Who's Doing Best in LTE-A?
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8/14/2014  |  Post a comment
As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.
Pics: DAS in the Deep Sea (Aquarium)
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8/14/2014  |  7 comments
Fish with antennas? Scary! Relax – it's just Connectivity Wireless Solutions making the case for DAS.
AT&T: LTE-A Devices Go Mainstream in 2015
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8/14/2014  |  4 comments
Carrier's chief strategy officer says the first LTE-Advanced devices using carrier aggregation will make their debut in late 2014, depending on how fast operators need to update their antennas.
T-Mobile CFO Eyes Dish, Growth Opportunities
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  1 comment
It would be easy for T-Mobile to deploy in Dish spectrum, according to CFO Braxton Carter.
AT&T's Strategy Boss Puts Content First
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8/13/2014  |  5 comments
AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.
Eurobites: Vodafone's 4G Premium Backfires
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8/13/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.
Sprint's New Boss Plans Cost Cuts
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8/12/2014  |  15 comments
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is hitting the ground running, promising increased cost efficiency and aggressive competition on his first day on the job.
Iliad's Bid for T-Mobile: This Ain't No Joke
Shades of Ray  | 
8/12/2014  |  3 comments
Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.
Sprint Intros First Tablet to Support Spark
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8/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Sprint to launch Samsung Tab that can support its faster network upgrade on August 15.
Softbank Asks Ericsson for Congestion Relief
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8/11/2014  |  3 comments
Companies team up to demo Mobile-based Policy software to dynamically manage network congestion in busy areas.
DT Wants Spectrum Favors; Legere Wants Sprint's Slot
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8/7/2014  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom wants favors at the US spectrum auction, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere predicts that the operator will overtake Sprint in customer numbers by year's end.
Where Has All the Mobile Revenue Gone?
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2014  |  11 comments
For the first time ever in the US wireless industry, service revenue was flat to slightly depressed, driven by installment billing plans and shifts in pricing.
Huawei Boasts Smartphone Sales Growth
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8/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Smartphone shipments up 62% year-on-year, with total device shipments of 64.21 million units.
Eurobites: Iliad Could Team Up for T-Mob Pursuit
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8/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson lands Russian deal.
T-Mob's Legere Unleashed: 'Total Chaos at Sprint'
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8/6/2014  |  7 comments
T-Mobile CEO takes to Twitter to tweak Sprint.
To Each His Own M&A
Haiku  | 
8/6/2014  |  2 comments
Sprint and T-Mobile Now race to scale on their own Expect rural buys
A Short History of Hesse
Light Reedy  | 
8/6/2014  |  10 comments
With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.
Hesse Out, Claure In: Sprint Is Son's House Now!
Jonestown  | 
8/6/2014  |  33 comments
SoftBank appears to be taking tighter control of the still-ailing US operator.
Sprint Appoints Claure As New CEO
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8/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Brightstar founder and CEO Marcelo Claure to replace Dan Hesse as the CEO of Sprint.
Eurobites: DT Down on Sprint's Withdrawal
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8/6/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global gets Euro/LatAm boost; Telecom Italia revenues down 11%; M2M developments.
Sprint Drops Bid for T-Mobile – Reports
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8/5/2014  |  7 comments
The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.
T-Mobile Rejects Initial Iliad Bid – WSJ
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  7 comments
T-Mobile has reportedly turned up its nose at a surprise $15B bid from the French operator.
Microsoft Poaches Top Qualcomm Exec
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8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's former global marketing lead, is joining Microsoft to lead global business development.
China Mobile Deploys Huawei's LTE TDD 8T8R AAU
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8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
New unit simplifies installation and has improved the cell edge download rate by 55% in field tests, says vendor.
Broadsoft Boosts Revenues 20% in Q2
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8/5/2014  |  1 comment
UC vendor is holding its own against big names like Cisco as operators move to VoLTE and start deploying WebRTC.
Tablets, Prepaid, Competition Shake Up Q2
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  2 comments
Subscriber dynamics were in flux in the second quarter as the four Tier 1 US wireless operators grappled with shifting pricing plans, increased competition and tablet growth.
FCC Could Block Sprint/T-Mobile Spectrum JV
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2014  |  1 comment
FCC's Sherman says that smaller, innovative players should be able to work with larger providers to enter the US wireless market.
FCC Boss 'Disturbed' By Verizon Throttling
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2014  |  10 comments
Chairman Wheeler says he's disturbed by Verizon's plans to throttle its top 5% of LTE data users, while the carrier reminds him how limited the policy's affect will be.
Eurobites: AT&T Linked to Irish Acquisition
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8/4/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: BT enters the 4G fray with enterprise service offering; Etisalat unit mulls IPO; Arris gets some action in Poland.
Procera Offers RAN Management Via the SIM
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2014  |  1 comment
DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.
Nokia Networks Boasts Quality 4G Results in China
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8/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia Networks claims its LTE TDD networks have been delivering the best results in quality assessment tests in China.
Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
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8/1/2014  |  2 comments
Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio access network to the evolved packet core (EPC), taking on some entrenched incumbents in the process.
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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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