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ETSI Throws Weight Behind mWT
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Standards body claims technology would deliver fiber-like capacity and lower operating costs.
Verizon Likes OTT Video Prospects
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
With Dish, HBO and CBS moving forward with their Internet video ventures, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is optimistic about his company's OTT plans.
Verizon Ready for Google MVNO Challenge
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1/22/2015  |  11 comments
The Google-Sprint-T-Mobile three-way is "just another competitor as we look at it," says the ever-chatty Fran Shammo on Verizon's Q4 call.
The New Internet Space Race: Google's Final Frontier?
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1/21/2015  |  6 comments
Google is now backing or actively exploring three ways of delivering cheaper Internet connectivity to the world: satellites, drones and balloons.
T-Mobile's MetroPCS Offers $50 Unlimited LTE
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
For a limited time, MetroPCS customers can upgrade to Unlimited 4G LTE data for $50 per month.
T-Mobile CTO Named 4G Americas Chairperson
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
That'll be Neville Ray, then.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Nordics Services Deal
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: probe into Orange/Jazztel deal resumes; LTE-Advanced in Kenya; more O2 sale rumors.
SpaceX Nabs $1B From Google for Satellite Internet
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1/20/2015  |  2 comments
Elon Musk's spacecraft company has received $1 billion in funding from Google and Fidelity to help accomplish its mission of bringing satellite Internet to the unconnected.
AT&T Dials Up Unlimited Calling to Mexico
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
International calling package now features unlimited calling from the US to any number in Mexico.
China Mobile Opens Asia's 5G Research Center
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
5G Development Centre opens at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.
Sky Opens Tie-Up Talks With O2 – Report
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1/20/2015  |  4 comments
The pay-TV giant appears keen on developing a mobile offering to ward off looming quad-play competition.
ZTE Doubles Profit but Falls Further Behind Huawei
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Judging by the fall in the Chinese company's share price, investors had been hoping for a better performance in 2014.
Etisalat Expands NFV Deal With AlcaLu
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Middle East operator to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's virtual radio network controller in additional territories.
Alcatel-Shanghai Bell Launches Probe Following Corruption Claims
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1/19/2015  |  2 comments
Senior Alcatel-Shanghai Bell executive accuses colleagues of corruption before disappearing in mysterious circumstances.
Hutchison in Talks to Buy UK's O2 – Report
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Merger between Hutchison's 3 and O2 would give rise to UK's biggest mobile operator by customer numbers.
Sprint CTO Blesses a Light Touch of Title II
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1/16/2015  |  4 comments
In a letter to the FCC, Stephen Bye says that a 'light touch application' of Title II would not harm mobile broadband investment.
O3B Founder Taps Virgin, Qualcomm for New Satellites
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1/16/2015  |  5 comments
Satellite startup is launching a new venture, funded by the Virgin Group and Qualcomm, to bring Internet connectivity to the unconnected via a huge satellite constellation.
Pics: AT&T's Foundry of Things
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1/16/2015  |  8 comments
AT&T's Texan gateway to the Internet of Things – in pictures.
China Telecom Names Five LTE FDD Suppliers
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1/16/2015  |  1 comment
China's third-biggest mobile operator awards most of planned work to Huawei and ZTE.
Ericsson's Wibergh to Replace Pusey as Vodafone CTO
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1/15/2015  |  2 comments
Ericsson CEO Vestberg to take charge of networks business as Wibergh takes key role at giant mobile operator.
Apple, Ericsson Clash on LTE Patents
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1/14/2015  |  10 comments
Swedish equipment giant retaliates after Apple says its licensing fees are unfairly high.
AT&T LTE Broadcast Video Debuts at College Bowl
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1/14/2015  |  5 comments
But there's no launch date for the bandwidth-saving video technology yet.
Verizon Vehicle Races to Catch Up to OnStar
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1/13/2015  |  10 comments
A year after OnStar replaced Verizon with AT&T, Verizon is creating its own OnStar competitor for those cars without connectivity today.
Israel's 4G Auction Produces 6 Winners
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1/13/2015  |  1 comment
Sale of 1800MHz spectrum attracts new mobile entrant besides existing players.
Mavenir Spends $20M on Ulticom for Signaling
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1/13/2015  |  1 comment
Mavenir to acquire Ulticom for its NFV-ready signaling business, while its partner Radisys announces an important new contract with Nokia Networks.
Huawei Puts Its Rivals to Shame
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1/13/2015  |  4 comments
Unaudited 2014 financials from the Chinese equipment maker show it is going from strength to strength while others flatline.
Radisys Helps Nokia Enable VoLTE
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Nokia selects Radisys' media processing platform to power operators' VoLTE and voice-over-WiFi deployments.
Sequans Gives IoT a 4G Voice
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1/13/2015  |  1 comment
New single-mode LTE platform brings chipset costs down to 3G ranges, while a partnership with Ecrio will give a 4G voice to any of those IoT devices that need one.
NetNumber Decrees the End of Signaling Silos
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1/13/2015  |  2 comments
As operators deploy NFV, NetNumber says it becomes more important to have a single interface for dealing with all flavors of signaling.
Vodafone UK Downplays 4G Need for Speed
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1/13/2015  |  2 comments
Mobile operator touts importance of 4G indoor signal quality and content offerings.
EE Hits 7.7M 4G Customers
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1/12/2015  |  Post a comment
4G from EE arrives in 210 more towns, taking total to 510 UK towns and cities and almost 4,000 villages.
Ukko Demos TDD LTE-A With Huawei
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1/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Ukko Networks demonstrates TDD LTE-A in Helsinki, aiming to build the fastest network in Europe.
AT&T Kicks Off LTE Broadcast
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1/9/2015  |  7 comments
AT&T will host the first live, on-site demo of LTE Broadcast technology at the college football national championship game on January 12.
BICS Boasts LTE Roaming Advance
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1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
LTE roaming footprint grows 70% year-on-year, with operators in 75 countries now offering live services.
Eurobites: EE Hits 7.7M on 4G
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1/9/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDD LTE-A breakthrough in Finland; ARM's new money man; Dorset goes superfast!
Convergence: All the Rage in 2015
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1/9/2015  |  2 comments
This could be a big year for converged service offerings but quad play might prove a tough game for telcos.
AT&T's Cricket: Muve's Out, Deezer's In
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1/8/2015  |  7 comments
Under AT&T's ownership, Cricket is shutting down its popular Muve Music service in favor of a partnership with streaming and download service Deezer.
Sprint Mulling 2.5GHz Monetization Opps
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1/8/2015  |  5 comments
Encouraged by money raised in the AWS spectrum, Sprint's CEO says the carrier is in the early stages of exploring ways to monetize its 2.5GHz spectrum holdings.
Sprint Holds off T-Mobile US Offensive
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1/8/2015  |  5 comments
Impressive quarterly performance keeps Sprint ahead of T-Mobile in US mobile market.
Do You Have Your LTE Access Networks Covered
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1/8/2015  | 

You’ve made a significant investment in launching your commercial LTE network. Don’t let a little thing like unknown radio access insights undermine all that you’ve been working for. No matter how well the core network is performing, the access network can cause significant problems for your subscribers, erode profits and chip away at your brand. In this white paper, we challenge you to consider three critical questions when evaluating the effectiveness of your current and future access network monitoring approach.

Increase Engineering Efficiency by More than 30%
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1/8/2015  | 

With TrueCall® you will:

  • Quickly search actual customer call activity
  • Pinpoint problem areas for analysis using phone number searches to accurately resolve customer issues in minutes
  • Pull large amounts of data for specific times and locations
  • Filter on key fields to speed processing and drill down
  • Use live data immediately from your desktop
RAN Optimization Whitepaper
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1/8/2015  | 

In the Jakarta market—Telkomsel’s largest—customers consistently reported a high rate of call drops, among other general “Quality of Experience” (QoE) issues. Network key performance indicators (KPIs), however, reported the opposite: in general, the performance of the network is good enough. Customer reported call-drop issues are a problem in the pre-paid market because interruptions to calls and sessions are the equivalent to stopping a running meter. For postpaid VIPs, poor quality of experience, especially for smartphones, typically translates into account cancellation and customer churn for the carrier. With a reputation built on delivering quality service, Telkomsel was determined to solve the problem.

The Network Equipment Manufacturer (NEM) made several failed attempts to address the issue before recommending that Telkomsel raise capital expenditure (CAPEX) on the network to increase capacity. Wanting a second opinion, Telkomsel engaged Tektronix Communications Professional Services on the basis of its industry-leading toolset and worldwide expertise. The disparity between customer-reported dropped calls and the system’s status reporting suggested that the problem was related to issues in the RAN. To address the challenge, Professional Services established the following objectives for the study:

  • Validate and correct call-drop issues
  • Improve key QoE metrics by 5%
  • Defer CAPEX network spending, if possible
Reduce Field Drive Testing by 50%
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1/8/2015  | 

With TrueCall® you will:

  • Analyze actual customer data
  • Pinpoint problem areas for analysis
  • Pull statistically significant data for specific times and areas of interest
  • Use live data immediately with no post-processing
  • Access all calls made in the system for up to a year
  • Do it all from your desktop without ever leaving the office
Sprint Signs $1.8B in Vendor Financing Deals
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1/7/2015  |  7 comments
Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks and Samsung all chip in to help Sprint accelerate its Spark LTE network rollout.
AT&T Revives Its 'Rollover' for the Data Era
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1/7/2015  |  5 comments
Perhaps in response to T-Mobile's recent offer, AT&T's new Rollover Data plan will let any person or family on a Mobile Share Value plan keep their unused data for the next month.
Motorola to Re-enter China Smartphone Market
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1/7/2015  |  4 comments
Parent company Lenovo plans to launch three devices in early 2015.
FCC Mid-Band Auction Nears $45B in Bids
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1/7/2015  |  3 comments
The AWS-3 spectrum auction has so far garnered bids worth $44.6 billion and it's still not over!
Forget 3G: China Mobile Is a 4G King
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1/6/2015  |  3 comments
Aggressive LTE strategy is paying off for the world's biggest telco.
Verizon 'Comfortable' Churning Low-Value Subs
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1/6/2015  |  9 comments
Competition and churn were up in Q4 and CEO says he's happy, as Verizon's highest value customers stayed.
AT&T, Subaru Team on 4G Connected Cars
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1/6/2015  |  1 comment
Subaru will offer owners Starlink with a built-in AT&T 4G LTE communications module capable of offering features including stolen vehicle recovery and automatic collision notification.
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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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Frank Miller: Distributed Solutions are the Best Build for the Future - Part II

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At SCTE, Frank Miller, Global CTO of MSO at Huawei, speaks about Cable 2.0 and its innovative future.
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