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Sprint & Samsung Demo 3-Channel Carrier Aggregation
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8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Today at Soldier Field in Chicago, Sprint and Samsung provided a look at what's next for the Sprint LTE Plus Network with the first live U.S. demonstration of three-channel carrier aggregation on Sprint's network.
600MHz Auction Climbs Over $22B
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8/29/2016  |  1 comment
The 600MHz low-band spectrum auction starts the week topping $22 billion.
Verizon 4G Is Now 50% Faster in 461 Cities
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8/29/2016  |  3 comments
Verizon has updated its 4G LTE network in 461 cities coast-to-coast to deliver data speeds that could peak at over 100 Mbit/s.
The Return of Offload: Sticking Plaster or Preventative Medicine?
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8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
'WiFi offload' became something of a dirty term for a while, but Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser thinks 4G service providers are having to re-think their position.
Is There No Stopping Huawei?
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8/26/2016  |  6 comments
The Chinese equipment behemoth is sprinting ahead of its rivals.
FirstNet: A Billion-Dollar Boondoggle?
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8/26/2016  |  16 comments
FirstNet is still on the starting blocks and seems to have been technologically outstripped by existing commercial networks.
ZTE Gains Ground on Ericsson, Nokia in H1
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8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor reports growth in sales and profits while its big Western rivals struggle.
Tech Giants Team Up on 3.5GHz Initiative
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8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm are looking at ways of using a block of 3.5GHz spectrum that has just become available.
FCC's 600MHz Auction Tops $16B
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2016  |  5 comments
Bidding ramps up, but it is nowhere close to the $88.4B the broadcasters are asking -- yet.
Rio Sees Olympian Growth in Mobile Traffic
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8/24/2016  |  1 comment
Mobile data usage has soared in the six years between the soccer World Cup in South Africa and this year's Olympics in Rio, according to Syniverse.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Encrypted Messaging Services
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8/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet targets wholesale market; Nokia rolls out 4G in Myanmar for Ooredoo; Opera offers VPN for Android; Inea offers 1Gbit/s Internet in Poland.
The VoIP Dilemma of India's Telcos
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8/23/2016  |  1 comment
Is VoIP a threat or an opportunity for India's service providers?
Vodafone, Idea Exploring Merger – Report
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8/23/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone and Idea Cellular are reported to be in talks about a potential merger of their operations.
Eurobites: Elisa, Huawei Claim 4G Breakthrough
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8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 ups its IoT game with Kombridge acquisition; MegaFon teams up with Mastercard for mobile payment card; Deutsche Telekom adds Qivicon partners.
China Telecom Sees Sales Rise on 4G Take-Up
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8/23/2016  |  3 comments
Operator flags growth in mobile and fixed broadband businesses but remains a long way behind market leader China Mobile.
The NB-IoT Train Is Coming
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8/22/2016  |  3 comments
Can LPWA technologies that use unlicensed spectrum withstand the arrival of NB-IoT?
InfoVista Bulks Up With $45M Acquisition of Ascom's Network Testing Unit
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8/22/2016  |  1 comment
French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.
Transit Wireless Accelerates WiFi Deployment in NYC Subway
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8/22/2016  |  4 comments
The company is now simply saying that cellular service in the station will arrive 'as soon as possible.'
Movie Review: Herzog's Lo & Behold Looks at Life in the Connected World
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Co-produced by NetScout, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is a funny, astute, shambolic and unexpectedly emotional investigation into what it means to be connected.
Eurobites: Ericsson Chairman in the Firing Line
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8/19/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Volvo and Uber team up on self-driving cars; BT tries out long-range VDSL; Virgin Media to raise fees, again.
M1 Deploys Nokia's Small Cells
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
M1 is deploying small cells and WiFi access points in high-traffic areas in what the operator is claiming is Singapore's first commercial nationwide HetNet rollout.
FCC's 600MHz Auction Hits $10B+ in First Week
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8/19/2016  |  3 comments
But will the auction live up to TV broadcasters' expectations?
T-Mobile's Unlimited Plans Aim at the Big Two
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's CTO talks about how the operator plans to bolster its network for an expected avalanche of new customers.
VoLTE Can Drive 4G Small Cells Adoption
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8/18/2016  |  7 comments
Small cells are well past their hype cycle now, and VoLTE looks set to be a game-changer for their adoption over the next three years.
Oh-Oh! 5G Phones Will Lag 5G Networks
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8/18/2016  |  4 comments
One of the direct benefits of deploying 5G is supposed to be 5G networks' ability to easily handle that traffic with throughputs of 5 Gbits/s or better. That won't be the case for some time after 5G networks have been deployed, however.
Verizon Lures SMBs With Mobile-First Plan
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New OneTalk service unites wireless and wireline voice in an offer that Verizon claims is more elegant and efficient than current plans.
Verizon Goes Mobile for SMB Market
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New One Talk service is mobile-first offering that integrates voice services for smaller businesses.
Rumors of a Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Again
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8/17/2016  |  5 comments
Rumors are fueled by a mysterious press call with T-Mobile CEO John Legere Thursday, topic unspecified.
Intel Gives Up ARM Wrestling
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8/17/2016  |  4 comments
The narrative about the battle between Intel Corp. and ARM Holdings took an unexpected twist today when Intel announced that it had licensed ARM. LG Electronics Inc. will be one of Intel's first customers.
China Unicom Upbeat Despite Falling H1 Profits
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8/17/2016  |  1 comment
China's smallest 4G operator flags an improvement in its business performance despite tumbling profits.
Eurobites: Ericsson Offloads 2G, 3G R&D Staff
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8/17/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Intel gives up ARM wrestling; Telenor plans AI lab; Nokia boasts 100G success; Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress.
How Will the FCC Spectrum Decision Help Mobilize mmWave for 5G?
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8/17/2016  |  5 comments
High-frequency is on the 5G agenda after the FCC mmWave decision.
Nokia Boasts 100G Deal With China Mobile
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia says it has been awarded a major chunk of China Mobile's latest optical network construction program.
Subway WiFi Has Made It to Brooklyn!
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8/16/2016  |  Post a comment
WiFi in the subway spotted in Brooklyn hood usually dominated by trust funds and artisinal pickles.
Verizon Likes IoT Down on The Farm
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8/16/2016  |  3 comments
Verizon EVP sees agricultural applications as a promising market for the Internet of Things.
ZTE Named as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for LTE Network Infrastructure 2016
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8/15/2016  |  Post a comment
ZTE Corporation today announced that it has been named as a leader for its end-to-end long-term evolution solution in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for LTE Network Infrastructure 2016.
How CSPs Are Competing in Rio
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8/15/2016  |  2 comments
With the Summer Olympics now halfway over in Brazil, CSPs and other tech providers are competing fiercely for their own gold, silver and bronze medals.
Eurobites: French Cloud Firm Raises $279M
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8/15/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC preps new OTT rules; Tele Columbus ramps in Q2; drone action in Scotland; and hybrid power in Gabon.
Airtel Triggers 4G Price War in India
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8/12/2016  |  2 comments
India's biggest operator has triggered a price war at a difficult time for the industry.
Eurobites: Nokia Gets the Nod on China Telecom 4G Rollout
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8/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia fines Google over Android antics; Sky invests in TV rights tool; France takes on encrypted messaging services.
China Mobile's 4G Boom Fuels Profit Growth
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8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
More than half of the operator's subscribers are now using 4G services, while smaller rivals are failing to close the 4G gap.
Google Looks to Test 3.5GHz Broadband Radios
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8/11/2016  |  1 comment
Google has asked the FCC for licenses to test radios in 24 areas in the US over 24 months.
Affirmed: 5G-Ready Core Is Table Stakes for Operators
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8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
The decomposed core is an expectation, not a pipe-dream.
Deutsche Telekom Depends on US for Growth
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8/11/2016  |  5 comments
German telecom incumbent witnesses sales declines at all of its operating units outside the US in the second quarter.
Google Could Stitch 5G Into HetNet Future
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8/10/2016  |  6 comments
Google is hunting for an engineer to test 5G and more for future heterogeneous networks.
France's SFR 'Experimenting' With NB-IoT, LTE-M
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8/10/2016  |  Post a comment
French operator says 3GPP-backed standard might 'complement' the Sigfox technology it is already using.
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet
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8/10/2016  | 
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet (SPDS 011-1602)
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments – Whitepaper
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8/10/2016  | 
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments
Cambium Aims to Grow Share of Indian Market
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Cambium is aiming for another year of strong growth in India's fast-developing mobile broadband market.
NB-IoT: Setting the Pace in the Race to 5G
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8/9/2016  |  1 comment
LTE is evolving to support the Internet of Things as we head towards a massively connected 5G world.
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