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T-Mobile: New IP, Partnerships Crucial to 5G
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10/7/2015  |  2 comments
T-Mobile's VP of radio network engineering says real estate, backhaul, fiber partnerships and the New IP will be critical to 5G success.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Holds On to Subsea Unit
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Astellia signs RAN optimization agreement with Telefónica; Euskaltel ups price for rival; MTS wins spectrum.
Making History With 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
The acquisition isn't yet closed but the Finnish giant has laid out its planned leadership team for the combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
France's Bouygues Hikes Profitability Targets
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10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
France's number-three service provider has issued some bullish targets for profitability despite operating in one of Europe's most competitive markets.
Indian 4G Hots Up With RCom-RJio Deal
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10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between RCom and RJio could have major repercussions for India's telecom market.
AT&T Asks FCC to Grant WiFi Calling Waiver
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10/5/2015  |  2 comments
But the main point of its letter to the FCC is to call out Sprint and T-Mobile for deploying WiFi calling in violation of the Commission's TTY requirements.
Gigabit Europe Takeaways
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10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Nokia Networks Unveils LTE Public Safety Portfolio
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10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Public safety LTE network is built on Nokia Networks' radio access network, evolved packet core, VoLTE solution, IP Multimedia Subsystem, Core in a Box solution, subscriber data and device management, network management, Self-Organizing Networks, and Nokia Liquid Applications technology.
Sprint to Cut Up to $2.5B in 6 Months
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10/2/2015  |  5 comments
Sprint is planning cost cuts and layoffs, according to a memo from the CFO, obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
Orange: EU Too Fragmented for Cross-Border M&A
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10/1/2015  |  1 comment
France's Orange bemoans the lack of a digital single market in Europe but remains optimistic about the region's potential.
Google, Microsoft Bury the Patents Hatchet
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10/1/2015  |  2 comments
After five years of litigation over patents, Microsoft and Google say they will dismiss around 20 lawsuits and work together on certain patent matters.
New IP Spirit Saturates Startups
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10/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Up-and-coming companies are looking to help comms providers improve their networks, security and customer care.
Digicel First to Deploy Shine's Ad Blocker
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9/30/2015  |  3 comments
Shine, the startup that wants to block mobile ads to force companies to pay the wireless operators for use of their network, has its first announced customer.
EE to Pilot 1Gbit/s 4G Service
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The UK's mobile giant has unveiled plans for a pilot of 1Gbit/s 4G services but says it is not looking to compete against fixed-line broadband players.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Gets Polish NBN Gig
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy.
C Spire Names Stephen Bye as CTO
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Waves bye-bye to Sprint.
Google Gives Huawei a US Device Boost
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9/29/2015  |  17 comments
Huawei reveals the 6P, a new Google Nexus flagship smartphone, as the search giant unveils two new phones, a tablet and new Chromecast dongles.
India's Uninor Adopts Telenor Branding
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9/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Telenor's Indian subsidiary has taken its parent company's branding and is examining ways of expanding its presence in the country's mobile market.
Sprint Says It Will Sit Out Incentive Auction
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9/28/2015  |  1 comment
As previously hinted at, Sprint has confirmed it plans to sit the FCC's 600MHz auction, noting that it already has enough spectrum on hand.
Wireless Companies Unite to Ward Off LTE-U Regulation
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9/28/2015  |  4 comments
Qualcomm, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and others join forces to stop the threat of FCC regulation around LTE-U as commercial deployments draw closer.
Holy Moly! Pope's Visit Pops Data Caps
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9/28/2015  |  5 comments
The papal visit to the US elevated network usage way above normal levels for AT&T and Verizon, and blasted through terabytes of mobile data.
Mentor Monday: Nokia's Jane Rygaard
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/28/2015  |  2 comments
Talk not about technology, but about what technology can do for you if you want to get more women interested in comms, Nokia's head of partner marketing says.
Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
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9/25/2015  |  5 comments
Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.
Marvell to Exit Smartphone Biz
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9/25/2015  |  1 comment
The company announced a major restructuring that will include layoffs and a refocusing on the automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
Ericsson, Qualcomm Demo LTE-U in China
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and Qualcomm complete LTE-U over-the-air demonstration in China.
EE: Spectrum Fees Hike May Hit Customers
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9/24/2015  |  6 comments
UK mobile operators lash out after Ofcom decides to more than treble the fees they pay to use 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum.
Transit Wireless Preps for Pope With Own WiFi
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9/24/2015  |  1 comment
Transit Wireless is expecting heavy use of its subway network Friday, and is now handling its own WiFi business!
SpiderCloud: A Small Cell Acquisition Target?
Jonestown  | 
9/23/2015  |  6 comments
SpiderCloud might try for an IPO in 2016. And there may be potential for a buyout too.
Verizon First With QoS for IoT
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9/23/2015  |  15 comments
New Verizon Private Network Management Service for 4G LTE access guarantees how mission-critical apps will work in congestion.
Verizon Intros Private Networking Via LTE
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9/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Verizon is adding 4G LTE wireless access to its Private Network Traffic Management service so that enterprises can prioritize and secure traffic originating from LTE devices.
Eurobites: Nokia Makes Friends With France
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9/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy developments; FreedomPop launches in UK; AlcaLu goes into Channel Tunnel.
Telecom Players Drive 'Make in India'
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9/22/2015  |  Post a comment
India's telecom manufacturing sector is currently witnessing an improvement in its fortunes.
Pope's Visit Could Cause Papal Data Jam
Jonestown  | 
9/22/2015  |  11 comments
Hey there, Philly, NYC & D.C. Guess what? The popemobile could crash your mobile phone service during Francis's visit to the US.
LTE: Q2 2015 Americas
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9/22/2015  |  1 comment
4G Americas and Ovum break down where the Americas stand in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to LTE coverage.
China Mobile's 4G Roll
Morris Lore  | 
9/22/2015  |  1 comment
The world's biggest 4G operator shows no sign of slowing down just yet.
South Korean Operator Hooks Up With Ericsson for NB-LTE
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9/21/2015  |  1 comment
LG Uplus signs development deal with Ericsson to work on IoT, 5G and more.
3GPP Makes Progress on Crucial LTE IoT Spec
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9/21/2015  |  7 comments
LTE group moves towards a low-power 4G specification for the Internet of Things.
LPWAN: Choice Overload and Confusion
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9/18/2015  |  5 comments
The LPWAN space for IoT is exciting, but there are too many competing technologies leading to choice overload and confusion.
Spectrum Trading a Boon for Indian Telcos
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2015  |  1 comment
A new move by India's government allowing operators to trade their spectrum licenses will be welcomed by the industry.
Gigabit Broadband: What's the Business Case?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/17/2015  |  4 comments
How can network operators get a return in investment from gigabit broadband access network rollouts? Island state network operator JT has some answers.
More Women in Tech Is Critically Important
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9/17/2015  |  2 comments
Jobs requiring tech skills are increasingly rapidly but women's involvement in tech training is shrinking, contributing to key skills shortage.
CEO Chat With Eric Xu, Huawei
Between the CEOs  | 
9/16/2015  |  5 comments
In a rare and exclusive interview, Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies, talked to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about convergence, virtualization, industry politics, doing business in the US and economic success.
Vodafone UK Testing VoLTE on Live Network
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9/16/2015  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator says it is due to make announcement on VoLTE launch just a day after rival 3 launches its own commercial service.
Qualcomm Unveils Fastest 4G + WiFi Modem
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9/14/2015  |  3 comments
The Snapdragon 820 processor’s upgraded X12 LTE modem packs in the fastest LTE and WiFi speeds yet and includes support for LTE-U.
Ericsson, Intel, Nokia Back New Narrowband LTE IoT Spec
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9/11/2015  |  2 comments
Intel & friends battle Huawei and its supporters for the future of cellular IoT applications.
T-Mobile Woos IoT Switchers With 4G Discount
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9/11/2015  |  4 comments
Carrier is working with Numerex on an IoT upgrade program that will price 4G network access fees at lower rates than the cost to ride 2G.
AT&T CFO Unfazed by Apple iPhone Upgrade Plan
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9/10/2015  |  9 comments
John Stephens lists a number of reasons why Apple's new iPhone Upgrade program isn't a big deal, but he also has reason to worry it will be.
Verizon Completes SON Trials With Cisco, Ericsson
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9/10/2015  |  3 comments
Verizon is getting with the self-optimizing program with a little help from Cisco and Ericsson.
EE Trials UHD Service on 4G Network
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9/9/2015  |  Post a comment
UK's biggest mobile operator has been testing a video compression technology that would allow it to provide high-quality video services on its 4G network.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

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Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
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Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
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Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

10|5|15   |   4:27   |   (1) comment

Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
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BT Updates on Plans

10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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