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Sprint Appoints Nelly Pitocco VP of Enterprise Sales
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Former AT&T executive, Nelly Pitocco, recently joined Sprint as vice president of enterprise sales, reporting directly to Kevin Crull, president of Central Area.
Eurobites: EU Data Watchdog Dents Privacy Shield
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange renews MVNO agreement with Belgium's Telenet; Microsoft accused of breaking promises in Finland; 4G networks in briefcases and rucksacks.
Vodafone Demands More From NFV Vendors
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5/27/2016  |  4 comments
Industry alignment is needed on pricing models and VNF onboarding, notes Vodafone's Head of SDN and NFV David Amzallag in his BCE keynote presentation.
Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.
Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
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5/24/2016  |  1 comment
WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Wireless Service (3G, 4G, Carrier WiFi)
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5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Sprint, Boingo, M1, Parallel Wireless and Hutchison are in the running for the award for creatively extending wireless service offerings.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
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5/18/2016  |  8 comments
Leaders from Mellanox, Arista Networks, Syniverse, ECI Telecom and Cisco round out WiC's inaugural female tech pioneers of the year.
Weightless Aims to Exert Gravitational IoT Pull
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5/18/2016  |  1 comment
The UK's Weightless hopes to be the organization that brings licensed and unlicensed IoT together.
Eurobites: Vodafone Returns to Growth
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad Q1 revenues up 6.6%; Liberty completes CWC acquisition; Nokia lands managed services deal in Ireland.
The Takeover Begins
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Intel Wants to Be a 5G Player
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5/17/2016  |  5 comments
The silicon giant appears to be trying to hire more mmWave talent.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Cloud connections, a wireless Field Area Network and global cloud UC solution are our top three enterprise Leading Lights.
RJio Bulks Up on Fiber to Aid 4G
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
RJio hopes to turn a fiber lead over its rivals into a 4G advantage.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider)
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T, China Unicom Tianjin, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, Time Warner Cable and WOW are the seven finalists in the Outstanding Transformation Strategy category.
AT&T to Buy Streaming Expert QuickPlay
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5/16/2016  |  3 comments
QuickPlay already supports streaming video services from U-verse: With the acquisition, AT&T will control a key streaming vendor in advance of rolling out several new streaming services for DirecTV.
MulteFire Sparks WiFi Congestion Worries
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
MulteFire continues to provoke concern about the implications for WiFi and other unlicensed-spectrum technologies.
Eurobites: Nokia, STC Light MulteFire
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5/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT does soccer deal with YouTube; Telenor makes board changes; VimpelCom's first quarter.
Eurobites: EU Vetoes O2/3 Combo
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5/11/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels studies Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plan; Nokia brings LTE-Advanced to Jeddah; Mobistar turns Orange.
Sprint Introduces Business Share More Plans
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Carrier promises to help businesses reduce costs and complexity with new shared data plans for mobile workforces on LTE.
Intel's Processor Boss Shares Lessons Learned
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5/9/2016  |  4 comments
Shlomit Weiss offers advice, perspectives and opinions gathered from 26 years at Intel, where she was responsible for some of its best processors in history.
China Telco Shares Drop After Fourth License Award
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5/6/2016  |  2 comments
Shares in China's big three operators are trading down following reports a fourth telecom license has been issued to TV giant CBN.
Convergence of the Service Layers
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5/6/2016  |  Post a comment
The conclusions of a new survey, commissioned by OpenCloud and conducted by Heavy Reading, suggests that the move towards converged service layers is now well underway.
Get Ready! FCC 600MHz Auction Bidding Starts May 31
News Analysis  | 
5/5/2016  |  1 comment
But is it really accurate to associate the spectrum with coming 5G networks?
Eurobites: Sky Prefers Openreach to Ducts, Says BT CEO
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5/5/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades MTN in Ghana; Vodafone drives online learning in Africa; webmail mega-hack in Russia.
BT to Cover 2M Homes With FTTP in $8.7B Plan
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5/5/2016  |  2 comments
UK telecom incumbent bows to pressure from Ofcom and commits to a rollout of high-speed FTTP infrastructure.
WiC Radio: Flex Takes On the World's Problems
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5/5/2016  |  2 comments
Join WiC and Flex's Caroline Dowling for a live radio show on Tuesday at 12PM ET on how technology is powering the fourth revolution and to what effect in the future.
Sprint CEO: Our Spectrum Is for 5G
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5/3/2016  |  16 comments
CEO Claure declares that Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum is the low-band spectrum for 5G; will the industry agree?
Intel Kills Off Its Smartphone Chip Lines
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4/30/2016  |  4 comments
As part of its restructuring program, Intel has canceled its smartphone chip programs.
Sprint Bags Another $3.1B in Financing
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4/29/2016  |  2 comments
Sprint has grabbed more than $5 billion in financing as it tries to cut costs while adding 4G depth and coverage to its network.
LG Uplus Deploys Huawei's Uplink 2 CC CA 4G Tech
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4/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Following a series of successful tests on live networks, LG Uplus launched UL 2CC CA technology in step with smartphones supporting uplink carrier aggregation.
LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
LoRa Alliance Defends Tech Against Sigfox Slur
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4/28/2016  |  5 comments
Responding to recent criticism, the LoRa Association has insisted its technology is not owned by Semtech and has a much bigger addressable market than Sigfox.
Eurobites: Hong Kong Operator Buys Europe's Linx Telecom
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4/28/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ESA, Viasat launch High Capacity Satellite Initiative; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.
T-Mobile Sounds Off on Verizon 5G, LTE-U Frustrations
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4/27/2016  |  2 comments
Execs poke fun at Verizon's early 5G pilot being fixed, say LTE-A will be workhorse for years.
AT&T Sunsetting 2G, Expanding Mexico LTE
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4/27/2016  |  2 comments
AT&T will count down 2G by 2017, as it looks towards DirecTV and Mexico for new growth.
Dell & Aerohive Partner on Cloud-Based Enterprise Network Management
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4/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Eventually enterprises will entirely offload wireless management to service providers, but the cloud service is a first step, Dell says.
Eurobites: Orange on the Up in Q1 (Just)
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4/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials programmable network in Scotland; Nokia buys health wearables company; TalkTalk launches non-subscription video streaming service.
Vodafone, Huawei Open UK NB-IoT Lab
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4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone and Huawei are hoping to spur the development of NB-IoT through a new lab facility at the UK operator's Newbury headquarters.
Vodafone to 'Crush' LoRa, Sigfox With NB-IoT
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4/25/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone's innovation director reckons there is no future for Sigfox and LoRa in an NB-IoT world.
Eurobites: EE Makes Pledges on 4G Coverage & Customer Service
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4/25/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa passes customer milestone; Zain feels the heat in Q1; fancyphone startup targets London's moneybags.
RJio's 4G Hold-Ups May Benefit Incumbents
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4/25/2016  |  1 comment
India's existing players may be growing in strength while RJio dallies over the launch of 4G services.
Nokia + AlcaLu 2015: A Financial Retrospective
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4/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Want to know what Nokia's financials would have looked like if it had owned Alcatel-Lucent in 2015? Check this out.
Eurobites: Orange Seals Bank Acquisition Deal
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4/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VIVA Bahrain deploys Huawei's triple-beam technology; Telia in Nepalese tax tussle; Telenor seeks ideas in its own backyard.
Verizon Will Pilot 5G Fixed Wireless in 2017
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4/21/2016  |  7 comments
Earnings call information says pilot won't be on mobile services, but Verizon still planning to lead the industry in rolling out 5G.
Ericsson CEO Seeks New Growth Formula
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4/21/2016  |  5 comments
As the Swedish vendor runs hard to stand still, CEO Hans Vestberg discusses the new restructuring process, Ericsson's growth targets, job cuts, Huawei rivalry and the Cisco partnership.
Ericsson Restructures as Sales, Gross Margins Falter in Q1
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4/21/2016  |  1 comment
Swedish equipment vendor announces dramatic plans to sharpen focus on cloud and IT after reporting a disappointing set of quarterly results.
Ericsson Announces New Top Team
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4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson has revamped its Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and appointed regional heads, effective July 1, 2016, to tie in with its new organizational structure.
Ericsson Unveils New Corporate Structure
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4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson says its new structure will accelerate its strategy execution and improve performance.
Ericsson Reports Q1 2016
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4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson reported a 2% year-on-year dip in revenues to SEK 52.2 billion (US$6.43 billion) for the first quarter of 2016.
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Cable & the Move to IPTV

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Cable operators are looking at transitioning operations to IPTV, and some have already started. What issues do operators face? What opportunities will this bring to customers? These are just a few of the questions Alticast considers in this interview between Alan Breznick and Susan Crouse at INTX 2016.
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Ooredoo at UBBS 2016

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At UBBS 2016 in Dubai, Light Reading is joined by Ooredoo Qatar's Yann Courqueux for an in-depth interview on their success.
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du's Success Infrastructure

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At UBBS 2016 in Dubai, Light Reading is joined by du's Jasim Alawadi for an in-depth interview on deploying all types of technology.
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At UBBS 2016 in Dubai, Light Reading is joined by Huawei's Michael Spratt for an in-depth interview on customer experience management.
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At UBBS World Tour 2016 in Dubai, Light Reading takes an exclusive look at the latest Huawei technology and the future of broadband.
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Getting Somewhere With TV Everywhere

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Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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