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T-Mobile Launches Wideband LTE in Boston
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11/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Already in November, T-Mobile customers in the greater Boston area have observed download speeds as high as 94 Mbit/s.
Sprint's New Ads Target Hispanic Customers
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11/21/2014  |  Post a comment
National television campaign features Marcelo Claure speaking to Hispanic consumers about Sprint's commitment to offering more 'mobile for the money.'
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Close to Towers Sale
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11/21/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cable & Wireless & UK spooks; Nokia's traffic jam-buster; Scilly Isles get fibered up.
Huawei Targets 4.5G Mobile by 2016
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11/21/2014  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor is working on a '4.5G' mobile solution that can achieve 1Gbit/s throughput and deliver some 5G-like capabilities well ahead of 2020.
Intel Chief Defends Huge Mobile Losses
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11/21/2014  |  2 comments
CEO Brian Krzanich says losses at its mobile group were necessary to gain market share, and talks up data center and IoT growth opportunities.
Telco Systems Boosts Backhaul for APAC Giant
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11/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Telco Systems selected by a Tier 1 mobile network operator in Asia-Pacific as part of its large-scale network modernization that will deliver 4G/LTE services to an expanding subscriber base.
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
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11/20/2014  |  1 comment
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather than dark fiber for 'fronthaul' connectivity.
IoT Analytics Still Uncharted Territory
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11/20/2014  |  2 comments
Light Reading's live chat with the TM Forum suggests operators see the value in IoT analytics, but they are still working through the basic challenges of big data before they can get started.
Altiostar Launches 4G C-RAN Solution
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11/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Startup unveils Cloud-RAN system with Ethernet fronthaul that aims to drive down Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
RootMetrics: Sprint Ranked Last in Wireless in Kansas City
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11/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Verizon and T-Mobile share top honors in KC.
Pics: Verizon's Chicago Destination Store
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11/19/2014  |  6 comments
Verizon's hoping its new digs on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue will become a destination for visitors wanting to relax, play and hopefully purchase wireless goodies.
Bell Labs Chief Slams 'Toy' Networks
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11/19/2014  |  20 comments
Web giants are trivializing networks with their drone and balloon plans, says Marcus Weldon.
Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs
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11/19/2014  |  2 comments
It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
FCC's AWS-3 Auction Tops $14B
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11/18/2014  |  3 comments
The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction busts through its $10B reserve.
Mavenir's Stoke Buy: Cheap at Twice the Price?
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11/18/2014  |  5 comments
Mavenir is shelling out just less than $5 million in cash and debt for Stoke, a company that grabbed $92M in VC funding in under a decade.
Vodafone, Afrimax Team Up in Uganda
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11/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone signs new Partner Market agreement with Afrimax in Uganda.
LG Uplus Trials Nokia's Liquid Tech in Live LTE Network
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11/18/2014  |  Post a comment
LG Uplus, Nokia Networks trial Intelligent Network Platform in live LTE network.
Ericsson Publishes Mobility Report
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11/18/2014  |  Post a comment
By 2020, 90% of the world's population over six years old will have a mobile phone, and smartphone subscriptions are expected to top 6.1 billion.
More Executive Shake-Ups at Sprint
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11/18/2014  |  3 comments
New CEO Marcelo Claure is continuing his C-level shake-up, welcoming executives to newly created positions and saying goodbye to those deemed responsible for its 'Framily' failure.
The Many Faces of 5G
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11/18/2014  |  Post a comment
An NYU Wireless expert expects 5G to support multiple radio interafces while maintaining some captability with existing 4G technology.
Eurobites: Nokia Re-enters Consumer Fray
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11/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT spreads cloud across Middle East and Africa; AlcaLu claims cost savings with new edge router.
Live Chat: Small Sensors, Big Data Analytics
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11/17/2014  |  5 comments
Join us Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with TM Forum's Rebecca Sendel and Rob Rich about how operators are approaching big data analytics for the growing Internet of Things.
Nokia Ups Guidance But Investors Take Fright
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11/17/2014  |  6 comments
Nokia is confident that it can develop its Networks business and win market share, but talk of a 'flattish' market causes jitters.
Eurobites: BT Rules Out Global Services Sale
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11/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei does deal on small cell sites; Telkom profits slump; France becoming R&D magnet.
AlcaLu Gets Jiggy With Another Chip Firm
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11/14/2014  |  1 comment
Partnership program extends to yet another chip firm as Alcatel-Lucent looks to further extend its virtualization strategy.
Nokia Lays Out Financial, Strategic Plans
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11/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia has set out its key 2015 and long-term financial targets and outlined its operational and strategic priorities at its Capital Markets Day.
Eurobites: BT Plans to Close Wholesale Division
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11/14/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks ups its margin targets; Bouygues Telecom flatlines; UK 4G speeds surveyed.
Mavenir Buys Stoke for Security, Small Cell
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11/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The buy also gets Mavenir high-profile Asian customers like NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank.
Bell Mobility's Analytical Makeover
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
With help from SevOne, the Canadian operator gained valuable visibility into its network. Now, it's tackling the challenge of internal silos.
Bell Mobility Tackles Waste With Analytics
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
SevOne is helping the Canadian carrier use analytics to understand the usage on its LTE network and eliminate waste in the form of excess LTE and unused 2G and 3G spectrum.
CEM Becoming Big Data Analytics Star
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11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
As companies attempt to become more customer-focused, CEM is becoming the most requested use of analytics platforms, Amdocs and others say.
WebNMS Tackles Telco Silos
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11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Its new Symphony Orchestration Platform aims at automating network management on a multi-vendor, multi-layer basis that includes NFV & SDN.
SaskTel Uses Openwave to Manage LTE Subs
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11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
SUR deployed to support SaskTel's LTE initiative and future network growth.
Mobile Operators Least Prepared for NFV
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11/11/2014  |  Post a comment
With competitive pressures less intense and the business models not so clear, mobile operators appear to be the least advanced in terms of preparing for NFV.
AT&T's Mexican Capex Dance
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11/10/2014  |  4 comments
AT&T's $2.5B splurge on Mexican operator Iusacell means it needs to keep a tighter grip on capital expenditure in 2015.
Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Stuns Industry
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11/10/2014  |  20 comments
Making his stand quite clear, President Obama urged the FCC to adopt strong net neutrality rules for both wireline and wireless providers, including the highly contentious Title II regulations for broadband service.
Anite Unveils 4G, VoLTE QoE Test Platform
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11/10/2014  |  Post a comment
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Sifting Through the Data
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11/10/2014  |  3 comments
Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.
Managing OTT Traffic in the SDN/NFV Future
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11/10/2014  |  1 comment
Network operators need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to benefit from SDN and NFV.
AT&T to Buy Iusacell, Plans Lower Capex For 2015
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11/9/2014  |  1 comment
AT&T offers $2.5B for Mexican 3G mobile operator.
Eurobites: Slim Fattens Up Telekom Austria
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11/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom consults on spectrum release; Telecom Italia earnings slip; Swiss sign up to net neutrality.
Intersec Nabs $20M for Mobile's Big Data
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11/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Analytics company wants to expand in the US, helping operators optimize their networks and offer their customers better targeted location-based services.
5GIC Shares Vision With Industry Partners
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11/5/2014  |  Post a comment
University of Surrey announces vision for 5G alongside major industry partners.
Eurobites: 5G Consortium Sets Out Its Vision
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11/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Fireworks a-plenty in today's EMEA regional roundup, including: Nokia's Saudi win; Ericsson's OpenStack breakthrough; AlcaLu sells cyber-security business to Thales; fiber-to-the-Yorkshireman; Interoute expands in Germany.
Ericsson CTO: 5G Needs Broad Brush
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11/5/2014  |  Post a comment
5G is too big to be defined by a single radio interface, Ericsson CTO suggests.
Ericsson Sets Its Sights Outside Telecom
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11/5/2014  |  1 comment
CEO set to outline its efforts to expand into non-telecom sectors during upcoming Capital Markets Day presentations.
True Builds Metro Network With Alcatel-Lucent Gear
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11/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Four-year agreement with one of Thailand's leading telecommunications providers will supply IP and optical network upgrade to provide speeds of 100G and beyond across True's businesses in key regions.
Eurobites: Nokia Revamps, AlcaLu Buys Subsea Specialist
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11/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad boss says 'non' to Bouygues buy; Com Hem revenues up; Tele2 beefs up M2M offer.
Sprint to Cut 2,000 More Jobs
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11/3/2014  |  16 comments
New CEO says that 'more changes are coming' for the management team too.
Verizon, AT&T Plan VoLTE Harmony in 2015
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11/3/2014  |  7 comments
Carriers are working with the GSMA to achieve VoLTE interoperability between their networks, so they can turn their attention to more advanced calling features.
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The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration

11|21|14   |   04:29   |   (3) comments


At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
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Huawei Highlights at BBWF 2014

11|20|14   |   3:40   |   (1) comment


Broadband World Forum is one of the world's largest telecoms, media and technology events with over 7,800 senior executives from across the globe converging on Amsterdam every year to identify the Next Big Thing. BBWF is an exciting place to meet the entire industry under one roof and identify the latest in network innovation, service optimization and customer ...
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How Will BCMS Stimulate Margin for Broadband Operators?

11|19|14   |   6:52   |   (0) comments


In BBWF 2014, Liu Shuqing emphasizes the value of FMC 2.0 based full service experience by throwing light on the BCMS solution. The underlying principle of this innovative technique is to create network robustness and driving network from connection oriented to ACE – BAND oriented infrastructure, in which applications, cloud, and user experiences will be an asset ...
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SingleFAN3.0: Better Connected Experience

11|19|14   |   3:06   |   (1) comment


At the BBWF 2014, David Hu, the VP of Huawei Access Network Product Line, talked about the future of access networks – SingleFAN3.0: faster broadband, wider coverage, and smarter connection.
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Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud

11|19|14   |   09:09   |   (0) comments


Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
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FairPoint Makes a Fair Point About Analytics

11|19|14   |   1:56   |   (1) comment


The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
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Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs

11|19|14   |   3:01   |   (2) comments


It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
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Nuage Branches Out With SDN: CEO Interview

11|17|14   |   9:32   |   (0) comments


Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.
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Telecom Analytics Grows Up

11|14|14   |   1:15   |   (4) comments


The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.
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Huawei Compass

11|14|14   |   3:17   |   (1) comment


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Shuo Yang, Huawei Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect introduced Huawei Compass, the software tool for solving customers' problems on the journey of OpenStack Cloud.
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Huawei's Cloud Strategy in European Region

11|14|14   |   2:56   |   (1) comment


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dr. Gotz, CTO of Huawei IT in European Region introduced Huawei's cloud strategy in European region.
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Huawei's Contribution on OpenStack

11|14|14   |   5:58   |   (0) comments


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dennis Gu, Huawei Chief Architect of Cloud Computing introduced the relationship between OpenStack and cloud computing, and Huawei's contribution on OpenStack.
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