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Australia's 1800MHz Auction Raises $387M
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Australian operators spend $387 million to improve the coverage and quality of 4G services outside urban areas.
India Operators Lash Out at 700MHz Plans
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
A government decision to auction 700MHz spectrum at high prices this year has met with a furious backlash from operators.
Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.
Ericsson Enhances Multiple Product Lines
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor trumpets pre-MWC product tweaks.
Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
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2/4/2016  |  3 comments
Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.
Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE' Will Benefit Current Smartphone Users Too
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2/3/2016  |  4 comments
Regular old smartphone users will still get a performance boost from Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE,' just not maximum speeds.
Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015 - 2020
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco's latest VNI numbers suggest the world will be using 366.8 exabytes of data on smartphones and Internet of Things devices, up from 44.2 exabytes, in 2015.
Cisco: 40% of Mobile Users Will Be on 4G When 5G Hits
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.
Eurobites: EU Preps for 5G With Spectrum Sort-Out
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2/3/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.
Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.
Qualcomm Looks to Tame Wireless Zoo
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
Vodafone & Liberty Go Dutch
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2/2/2016  |  2 comments
Speculation that the operators might join forces has been doing the rounds for a few years and now they're in talks to combine forces in the Netherlands.
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Ericsson Claims 100 Operator Users for Radio Dot
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Sichuan Mobile, the largest mobile communications operator in western China, became Ericsson's 100th Radio Dot System operator.
BT Restructures, Boasts Best Quarter in 7 Years
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
UK fixed-line incumbent will have six business lines from April, it says, after reporting strong growth at its domestic broadband operation.
Eurobites: Regulator Casts Doubt on O2/3 Deal
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky speaks up for O2/3 deal; Nokia's patents settlement with Samsung doesn't impress investors; Telenor buys analytics firm.
BT Reports Fiscal Q3
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
BT reported an increase in revenues and margins for the third fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31 2015.
Protect Your Brand – Launch VoLTE Service with Confidence
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2/1/2016  | 
Spanning multiple connections of network technologies and domains, VoLTE has the inherent flexibility to enable many different types of services while creating new revenue opportunities. While the benefits of VoLTE may be clear, the path to a successful launch can pose significant challenges. With a solution that addresses VoLTE’s critical success factors, NETSCOUT is ready to cut through complexities with a comprehensive, user-friendly solution.
Effectively Troubleshoot – VoLTE Call Drops
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2/1/2016  | 
NETSCOUT’S VoLTE solution; Enables visibility across RAN, CORE and IMS domains for the most comprehensive troubleshooting of every VoLTE call hop and handover; Efficiently pinpoints areas where additional capacity or signal boosts are needed to ensure connectivity; Allows for real-time monitoring of interoperability issues introduced during maintenance windows.
Launch VoLTE Services with Confidence
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2/1/2016  | 
NETSCOUT’S VoLTE solution: Offers executive reporting options that summarize VoLTE service performance across regions; Delivers more accurate insights with intelligently calculated KPIs for a true reflection of service degradation; Reduces calls to customer care through proactive alarms and ongoing monitoring of the elements, domains and devices involved.
VOLTE TROUBLESHOOTING – Protect the Customer Experience with Iris Session Analyzer
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2/1/2016  | 
An operator’s ability to offer high quality voice calling on the LTE network will be a critical step in the fight to reclaim revenue from competitors—but it won’t be easy. Launching VoLTE requires continual tuning of both the access and core networks in order to establish, support and handover mobile voice calls as subscribers move throughout the network—all while maintaining a quality of experience that is at-or-better-than existing service alternatives.
RJio's Big Small Cells Vision
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1/31/2016  |  1 comment
RJio has announced plans for a major investment in small cell technology.
Curing America's China Syndrome
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1/29/2016  |  21 comments
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
Why Vodafone India Wants YOU Broadband
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1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Acquiring ISPs with fiber assets could make sense for India's mobile operators.
Are Huawei & ZTE About to Feel a Thaw in the Comms Cold War?
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1/28/2016  |  4 comments
A change of administration in Washington could signal fresh opportunities in the US for Huawei and ZTE.
CEO Chat With Mitel's Rich McBee
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1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.
Qualcomm Profits Sink on Weak Demand
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Struggling chipmaker reports sharp falls in sales and earnings and says device shipments will drop in the current quarter.
Sony Buys 4G IoT Chip Specialist Altair
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli LTE chip firm is being acquired for $212 million by Sony, which is planning to expand its IoT components portfolio.
AT&T Claims North American LTE Crown
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T has increased its 4G girth by expanding into Mexico.
Sprint Setting Up New Entity to Fund Network
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1/27/2016  |  1 comment
Sprint will put up spectrum and more to get $3B-plus to fund network buildout.
Ericsson Shares Tumble Despite Profit Growth
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1/27/2016  |  9 comments
Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Helped by currency exchange fluctuations, Ericsson reports an increase in its fourth quarter and full year revenues for 2015.
AT&T Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year
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1/26/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T caps strong year with 2.8 million wireless net adds and double-digit growth in revenues.
Nokia, KT Trial LTE-M
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1/26/2016  |  Post a comment
South Korea’s KT has conducted a field trial of enhanced Machine Type Communications (eMTC), aka LTE-M, using technology from Nokia and 1.4MHz of its 4G spectrum.
Eurobites: Iliad Eyes UK Market
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1/26/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 400G in Cape Town; Orange to sell secure smartphone; Dixons Carphone makes hay in the holidays.
Now Nokia Steps Up for VNF Testing
Shades of Ray  | 
1/25/2016  |  5 comments
Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.
Surprise! Sprint Still Has Huawei in Its Network
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1/25/2016  |  21 comments
EXCLUSIVE! Sprint still has Huawei equipment in its network, despite telling the US government in 2013 it would rip and replace the Chinese gear.
Ciena Aims Blue Planet at Indian SDN, NFV
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1/24/2016  |  1 comment
Optical and Ethernet equipment maker is already piloting SDN and NFV technologies with Indian operators.
Mobile Ops Investing in Kumu's Full Duplex
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1/22/2016  |  Post a comment
New funding round of $25M includes three major operators but isn't a sign the bandwidth doubling technology will be commercial any time soon.
TIM Tests Kumu's Full Duplex in Turin
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1/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Telecom Italia's mobile arm TIM says it successfully used Kumu's Full Duplex Relay technology in a small cell backhaul application in Turin.
Cisco, Wireless Ops Back $25M in Kumu Funding
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1/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco and three major telecom operators have joined the 'C' round of funding for Kumu Networks, which is claiming a breakthrough on Full Duplex wireless technology.
Telecom Italia Backs Kumu Full-Duplex Breakthrough
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1/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The test enabled the self-backhauled small cell 4G with full duplex technology solution to be tested in a live environment.
MVNO Free Europe: FreedomPop Adds $50M, Thinks Global
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1/21/2016  |  Post a comment
The MVNO is adding a 'global hotspot' for free European roaming for US and UK users, and plans to expand further worldwide.
Eurobites: Vodafone Launches IPTV in Ireland
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1/21/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK watchdogs get their teeth into broadband ads; TalkTalk customers WalkWalk; Davos latest.
ZTE Set to Report Profit Hike for 2015
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1/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ZTE is set to report a 43.5% year-on-year increase in net profit for 2015.
RJio & RCom Enter Spectrum-Sharing Pact
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1/18/2016  |  Post a comment
A spectrum agreement between the two operators is fueling speculation they are planning a merger.
Eurobites: Swisscom Trials DSL-LTE Bonding
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1/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU tax probe into technology giants reaffirmed; turbulence ahead for 3/O2 deal; bomb scare at Apple facilities in Ireland.
Ericsson Shares Drop on Analyst Downgrade
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1/15/2016  |  14 comments
Deutsche Bank flags concern about the company's IP routing business and risks posed by emerging markets.
WebRTC's Risks & Rewards: Listen Up, C-Suite
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1/15/2016  |  2 comments
While most enterprises are probably not ready for WebRTC today, there is clearly great value to be gained for the right use case.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
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