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Nokia Joins Ericsson in Updating T-Mobile LTE
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10/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia Networks will be working alongside Ericsson to upgrade T-Mobile to LTE-Advanced, expand VoLTE and improve WiFi handoff.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Closes Enterprise Unit Sale
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10/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica finally closes E-Plus acquisition; Ericsson buys smart grids specialist; Tieto layoffs in Finland and beyond.
Is LTE-Advanced Having an Impact?
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10/1/2014  |  Post a comment
LTE-Advanced: Should we believe the hype?
VoLTE Troubleshooting - Protect the Customer Experience with Iris Session Analyzer
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10/1/2014  | 

Launching VoLTE requires continual tuning of both the access and core networks in order to establish, support and hand over 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.

Expectations developed over years of circuit-switched calling methods are further complicated by the variety of “free” OTT VoIP options concurrently utilizing the same LTE data network resources. In short, subscribers will be far less tolerant of a poor VoLTE calling experience, so troubleshooting teams must be ready.

You can see examples represent some of the most likely issues your VoLTE customers will encounter (download this whitepaper). Issues more easily addressed with Tektronix Communications’ Iris Session Analyzer.

VoLTE - The Future of Mobility
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10/1/2014  | 

VoLTE has the power to change the competitive landscape – this time in favor of mobile operators who have lost some ground to OTT players such as Skype, Google, and others that have attracted many users with “freemium” rich communications services. The beauty of VoLTE, an all-IP technology, is that it combines LTE with IMS to efficiently deliver a full suite of desirable services such as IM, video chat, HD voice, presence, and group chat – all opportunities for carriers to differentiate themselves from OTT providers.

No Jitter
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9/30/2014  |  Post a comment
What China Mobile Wants From 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2014  |  2 comments
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more than just another industry standard when it comes to 5G.
The Perennial Need for Speed
UBB Forum News  | 
9/29/2014  |  2 comments
Will connection speed always be the key metric used to measure the attractiveness of a broadband service?
SoftBank Eyes a DreamWorks Buy – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2014  |  7 comments
With its dream of a T-Mobile buy squashed, Sprint's owner is reportedly mulling an acquisition of movie studio DreamWorks instead.
Global Connectivity: The Next Billion Users
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9/29/2014  |  4 comments
Half of the world's population will be connected to the Internet by 2017, but not just by smartphones and desktops.
Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/29/2014  |  1 comment
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.
Defining the Digital Service Provider
Column  | 
9/29/2014  |  4 comments
Communications service providers need to become digital service providers, but what exactly does that entail?
Intel Invests $1.5B to Boost Its Mobile Assets
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2014  |  3 comments
Chip giant continues its wireless M&A push with a $1.5 billion investment in China.
Intel Buys $1.5B Stake in Chinese Chip Firm
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9/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Intel to invest up to $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup.
Facebook Pokes Around LTE Direct
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2014  |  25 comments
The social network wants to use operators' LTE spectrum to create personalized, localized mobile services for their user base.
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley
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9/25/2014  |  11 comments
Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
5G: So Where's the US?
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2014  |  12 comments
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in the development of 5G.
Energy Bill Shocks Orange Into Action
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2014  |  4 comments
French giant is addressing its power consumption, and improving its customer experience, as its annual power bill trajectory takes it towards $1 billion by 2020, says executive.
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
T-Mobile Taps Ericsson for LTE Upgrades
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2014  |  1 comment
Vendor to provide the carrier with a slew of upgrades, including LTE-Advanced features, VoLTE handoff, WiFi calling and cell site decommissioning.
The US Wireless Competitive Landscape
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Mosaik Solutions presents its 2014 maps of the wireless world in the US, including cable WiFi deployments, LTE network expansion and 600MHz auction boundaries.
AT&T, Telus Connect Cars With Mojio Device
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Telus sign agreements with Mojio to enable cars already on the road in the US and Canada to get connected.
China Mobile Adds 9M 4G Customers in August
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2014  |  4 comments
The operator now has nearly 30 million customers signed on for the LTE TDD service it launched last December.
T-Mobile, GCI Ink LTE Roaming Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2014  |  1 comment
Playing catchup ball, T-Mobile strikes its first US LTE roaming deal with Alaskan cable and telecom provider GCI.
Photos: Qualcomm Takes Over San Francisco
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9/19/2014  |  15 comments
In its first year away from its hometown headquarters of San Diego, Qualcomm's Uplinq tackled everything from the Internet of Things to LTE Broadcast to adorable little robots.
LTE Multicast Gets Liked By Facebook
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2014  |  1 comment
But content providers are less sure there is a business model for the live broadcasting technology over LTE.
Qualcomm Eyes the Next 8B+ Connected Devices
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2014  |  2 comments
Smartphones, robots and connected cars are just a few of the device types Qualcomm plans to get its chips in over the next five years.
LTE-A Now Live on More Than 20 Networks
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9/18/2014  |  Post a comment
That figure could double by year's end, with many more operators testing the 4G technology.
Qualcomm Offers an LTE-Broadcast SDK
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9/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Developers will be able to access a common API that can be used in all regions around the world that are trialing, testing or deploying LTE Broadcast.
Belgacom Deploys Cisco Mobile Packet Core
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9/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco mobility offering to provide 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE connectivity for Belgian operator.
Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
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9/17/2014  |  2 comments
Is it smarter to centralize network intelligence for LTE-Advanced and 5G, or continue the Flat-IP 4G trend of pushing intelligence to the edge?
Alcatel-Lucent, Globe Telecom Sign LTE deal in the Philippines
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9/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent's LTE TDD and LTE-FDD technology to be deployed on the islands of Visayas and Mindanao for voice and data services, including high-speed Internet access.
Devicescape Preps Auto WiFi-to-Cellular Software
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2014  |  6 comments
Devicescape says a carrier in the US will launch its new adaptive network selection software this fall to help get users onto its massive amenity WiFi network.
Brocade Buys NFV Management Smarts
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9/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Brocade continues to craft its service provider NFV offerings with the addition of network visibility and analytics tech.
Google Working With FAA on US Drone License
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2014  |  5 comments
Google is staffing up its Titan Aerospace operation as it looks to test solar drones in the US.
Brocade Buys Vistapointe NFV Assets
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9/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Brocade acquires network visibility and analytics technology assets from Vistapointe to enhance its NFV play.
AT&T to Launch WiFi Calling in 2015
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2014  |  17 comments
Despite its big investment in WiFi, AT&T's Ralph de la Vega doesn't see as big a need for WiFi calling as its competitors.
Analyzing Apple & VoLTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/12/2014  |  10 comments
The news that Apple's new iPhone 6 will now support Voice over LTE kind of a big deal.
SMW Pics: Monkeying With Mobility
Slide Shows  | 
9/12/2014  |  6 comments
Welcome to the weird: some glimpses of CTIA's Super Mobility Week.
Meet the Small Cell Forum's New Chairman
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9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law talks to Light Reading about virtualization, backhaul, SON and more after being appointed chairman of the Small Cell Forum.
Sprint's iPhone-Only Plans Got Apple's Blessing
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2014  |  8 comments
New CEO Marcelo Claure says he crafted new iPhone 6-specific smartphone plans with Apple CEO Tim Cook's help.
Verizon Plans Mobile TV Service in 2015
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2014  |  5 comments
CEO Lowell McAdam says the carrier will have a uniquely mobile video service in the first half of 2015 as it works out deals with major content providers.
Qualcomm Paves Way for Sub-$100 4G Phones
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9/11/2014  |  6 comments
Qualcomm sparks up low-end LTE market with new chipset.
Small Cell Forum Lays Down the Law
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9/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law shares his thoughts on rural areas, virtualization, multimode and more, ahead of taking over as chairman of the Forum on Oct. 1.
Brighter Outlook For Dark Fiber in 4G Era
UBB Forum News  | 
9/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Backhaul capacity needs have fuelled the dark fiber market once more.
T-Mobile Turns Up VoLTE-to-WiFi Handoff
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9/10/2014  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's seventh 'Un-carrier' industry shakeup was all about WiFi – seamless handoff, a router to prioritize voice, and a partnership with Gogo for free in-flight WiFi texting.
Pics: Hot Wheels & Hot Sauce at SMW
Slide Shows  | 
9/10/2014  |  2 comments
CTIA's Super Mobility Week steps on the gas for day 2.
Driving Miss 4G: Execs Talk LTE Cars at CTIA
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2014  |  1 comment
Keynote panelists at Super Mobility Week agree that safety is the top priority in the fast-developing connected car sector.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Unveils Virtual CDN Platform
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Ericsson at IBC; Nokia Networks unveils telco cloud and OSS news; iPhone 6 heads for Europe; and more.
Ericsson Shows Off at IBC
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9/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Ericsson unveils new video chip and demonstrates multiple video service delivery optimization capabilities, including LTE Broadcast, at the IBC show in Amsterdam.
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A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

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Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
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New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

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As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

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As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
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Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

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Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
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SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

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What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

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High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

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Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

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INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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