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What Does It Mean to Be "5G Ready"?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/29/2016  |  1 comment
Operators want to prepare to rapidly launch 5G as soon as the spectrum, standards and technology are ready. How can they prepare today?
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  20 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Telstra COO Exits After Spate of Network Crashes
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Under-investment may be to blame for a spate of network problems at Telstra.
BT Reports Fiscal Q1
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7/28/2016  |  Post a comment
BT reports fiscal first quarter revenues, which are up by 35% year-on-year due to the additional mobile operator EE to the business.
XL Axiata to Deploy Ericsson Small Cells
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
XL Axiata selects Ericsson to boost indoor user experience.
Vodafone, Huawei Trial TDD+ 4G Capabilities
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Operator hopes to increase the capacity and efficiency of its 4G network in urban areas
Eurobites: T Italia, Fastweb Form FTTH JV
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials '4.5G'; ARM Q2 revenues up; 5G time in Greenwich; the connected bikini.
Verizon Cleared for Take-Off on Fixed 5G
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7/27/2016  |  2 comments
FCC approves leasing agreement that will allow Verizon to move ahead with larger 5G tests and deployments.
Vestberg's Seeds May Yet Bear Fruit for Next Ericsson CEO – Analyst
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
While his IP and M&A strategy may have been flawed, the track record of the now former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was in many ways tied to market trends and he may well have laid the foundations for growth, says Heavy Reading analyst.
Orange Reports Q2
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Objective for restated EBITDA growth in 2016 confirmed.
Eurobites: Probe Uncovers Nokia Pay Discrimination
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7/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange reports flat first-half revenues, but fiber progress; O2 data for sale on dark net; Sky buys Chinese soccer, launches Ultra HD in Germany.
Cat Logic Wins Again
Animals with Phones  | 
7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Sprint Plots Ramped-Up LTE
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Sprint plans 3CA LTE upgrade in the next few months.
Can Lyf Bring Bundling to India?
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  1 comment
The popularity of Lyf could persuade other Indian operators to look afresh at how devices and services are sold.
Ericsson Board Has Been Asleep at the Wheel – Consultant
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Former Ericsson staffer and current industry consultant believes Ericsson's board and management team need to be more proactive than reactive if the vendor is to turn around its fortunes.
Yahoo Signing Off in $4.83B Sale to Verizon
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  8 comments
Less of an exclamation at Yahoo's end, more of a whimper.
Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.
Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
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7/25/2016  |  3 comments
While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.
Tele2 to Deploy Nokia's Cloud Packet Core
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia to provide Tele2 with Cloud Packet Core solution across entire group network to deliver mobile broadband, prepare for 5G.
Huawei Reports 40% Rise in H1 Revenues
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei revenues for the first half of 2016 hit 245.5 billion Yuan Renminbi, a 40% year-on-year increase.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
AT&T Covers 380M People With LTE in Q2
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T pushes ahead with LTE, even as it eyes 5G and turns off 2G.
SK Telecom Sees LTE-M, LoRa as Its 'Two Main IoT Pillars'
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
South Korean telco's IoT strategy includes the use of different technologies for 'low mobility' and 'high mobility' and raises questions about its commitment to Sigfox.
Qualcomm Eyes Early Arrival for 5G Networks
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
On its fiscal Q3 call, Qualcomm says 5G promises a strong decade for the chipmaker.
Affirmed Networks Lands Etisalat for NFV Deployment
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Affirmed Networks today revealed that Egyptian carrier Etisalat has joined the ranks of Tier 1 operators using its NFV technology, in this case to virtualize its evolved packet core for mobile service delivery.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Ericsson's CEO
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cautious go-ahead for vectoring plan; Telia sees sales fall in second quarter; Vodafone UK gives Cisco's SON tech a whirl.
Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
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7/20/2016  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.
Telenor Skips India Auction, May Quit Market
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Norwegian operator decides not to participate in India's latest spectrum auction, raising questions about its long-term commitment to the market.
Cats Need Privacy Too
Animals with Phones  | 
7/19/2016  |  4 comments
Ericsson 'Doubles' Savings Goal as Sales Slump
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7/19/2016  |  11 comments
Swedish vendor renews efforts to improve margins as market and macro-economic conditions weigh heavily on second-quarter sales.
Ericsson Reports Q2 Decline
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Adjusted revenues decreased by 7% year-on-year as mobile broadband sales continued to decline, particularly in markets suffering from weak macro-economic trends.
The Return of Fixed Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/18/2016  |  2 comments
Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.
AT&T's Martine: Embrace Change, Seek Mentors
Mentor Monday  | 
7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
One of AT&T's highest-ranking female executives with P&L responsibility explains why it's important to embrace change in your career path and find a mentor early on.
Next Phase of FCC 600MHz Auction Starts August 16
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
But will bidders hit the $86B target the broadcasters want?
Is Sigfox on the Run?
Morris Lore  | 
7/15/2016  |  11 comments
Yet to satisfactorily answer its critics, the French IoT player is at risk of being marginalized in the LPWA market.
4G Launch Means Demise of CDMA In India
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
CDMA technology, which broke new ground in India, seems unlikely to be around much longer.
Eurobites: Sky Goes Ultra HD
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS deploys Nokia carrier aggregation tech in Russia; IoT spending on the rise; delay on Apple tax probe decision.
Pokémon Go Is Just the Beginning: Wait Until VR's on 5G!
Jonestown  | 
7/14/2016  |  3 comments
Pokémon Go has taken the US by storm in a week, but it will look quaint in a few years' time as virtual reality games and apps arrive on 5G.
Is Google Becoming a European MVNO?
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2016  |  4 comments
US Internet giant launches international service for US Project Fi customers in partnership with Hong Kong's Hutchison.
AT&T Plans 4G IoT in San Fran, Talks Priorities
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2016  |  2 comments
AT&T hopes to be one of the first in the world with a Cat-M1 test of LTE for IoT in San Francisco this November.
Nokia, Samsung Expand Patent License Agreement
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia and Samsung are expanding their intellectual property cross license agreement to cover certain additional patent portfolios.
AT&T Plans Cat-M1 IoT Pilot
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
New Cat-M1 software to support IoT devices and services on AT&T's 4G network.
IoT Startup Actility to Add 3GPP Support in 2016
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2016  |  5 comments
French IoT startup has been focused on the rollout of LoRa but says it will soon introduce products supporting 3GPP technologies.
We've All Been There... Almost
Animals with Phones  | 
7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Eurobites: Privacy Shield Gets EU Go-Ahead
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7/8/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tests LTE-V; Amazon commits to UK data centers, despite Brexit; soccer's cybersecurity own goal.
Singtel Launches OTT Service Over 4G Network
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7/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Singapore's first OTT video portal app will offer Viu Premium, Kids, Asian and Hallyu content packs.
5G Calls for EU Rethink on Net Neutrality
Morris Lore  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.
Facebook's 'OpenCellular' Aims to Make Mobile Networks Cheaper to Build
News Analysis  | 
7/6/2016  |  18 comments
Watch out Nokia, Ericsson and more! Facebook wants to bring cellular infrastructure costs down to get underserved communities connected. Oh, and maybe grow its ad revenues!
Flex Shapes the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
7/6/2016  |  1 comment
Flex's Caroline Dowling shares how the fourth industrial revolution can improve the lives of women, which -- in turn -- improves the world for everyone.
Telecom Italia Tanks on Iliad Mobile Threat
News Analysis  | 
7/6/2016  |  3 comments
Italy's biggest phone operator has tumbled in morning trading following news of a potential challenge from French upstart Iliad.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

7|19|16   |   06:56   |   (0) comments


Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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