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Sprint Uses NetCracker's OSS for 4G Rollout
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7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Sprint agrees to multi-year agreement that will expand its use of NetCracker's OSS solutions to support its Sprint Spark enhanced LTE rollout.
Verizon's Multicast LTE Video to Arrive in 2015
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7/22/2014  |  3 comments
Verizon's long-awaited LTE multicast video capability will finally arrive in 2015, CFO says.
Verizon Reports Q2 Sales Up 5.7% at $31.5B
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7/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Delivers sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit operating income and earnings growth.
Verizon Continues 4G LTE Capacity Spend in Q2
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7/22/2014  |  5 comments
Verizon spends $2.8B on wireless capex in Q2 2014 as it is now at more than 350 markets with additional XLTE capacity.
Anritsu Boasts eMBMS Advantage
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7/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Anritsu's ME7834L Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) system now provides validated test cases across bands for the US market.
Huawei Unveils H1 Revenues
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7/21/2014  |  1 comment
Sales revenue reaches CNY135.8 billion, a 19% increase year-on-year.
Eurobites: Netflix Takes 1Tbit/s in Paris
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7/21/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fiber-sharing in Portugal; Algerian gig for Nokia Networks/Juniper; GTS debuts unified comms; BSkyB focuses on content.
SK Telecom Trials 'Elastic Cell' With Ericsson
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7/21/2014  |  4 comments
South Korean operator aims to take a stepping stone to 5G with the planned 2016 deployment of cell-sharing mobile broadband connectivity.
GM: 10 Car Models on Road With AT&T's LTE
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7/18/2014  |  15 comments
The car maker is hoping to have up to 30 models with LTE onboard out by the end of 2014.
Ericsson's Network Boss Outlines Top Priorities
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7/18/2014  |  6 comments
Johan Wibergh, the vendor's networks head, tells Light Reading his thoughts on R&D, LTE, small cells, OSS/BSS, SDN, NFV, 5G, and more.
EE to Trial 4G Broadcast in Scotland
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7/18/2014  |  1 comment
In partnership with the BBC, Qualcomm and Huawei, UK mobile operator will trial eMBMS 4G broadcast services during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Will Santa Fe Strategy Be a Message to Munis?
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7/18/2014  |  9 comments
A municipal fiber network project in New Mexico is rife with controversy, from how it was awarded to the strategy it's following to whether the city needs to be involved at all.
Huawei Helps Out in BBC, EE 4G Broadcast Trial
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7/18/2014  |  Post a comment
EE, the BBC, Qualcomm, and Huawei collaborate on trial for live TV streaming in Glasgow.
Ericsson Reports Q2
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7/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Margins improve in second quarter for Swedish vendor.
Eurobites: Google Fiber Eyes UK
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7/18/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson Q2 margin boost; EE, Huawei trial 4G broadcasting; Orange's new subsea link.
Ericsson Leaps on Q2 Margin Boost
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7/18/2014  |  1 comment
Share price leaps as further customer investments in mobile network capacity helped Ericsson boost its margins in the second quarter.
Huawei Boosts H1 Revenues by 18%
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7/18/2014  |  4 comments
The inexorable sales rise continues…
60GHz: Private Companies & Startups
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7/17/2014  |  8 comments
A quick primer on the private and startup companies working on 60GHz applications like WiGig connectivity and gigabit wireless backhaul.
BT Embraces Small Cells for Mobile Push
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7/17/2014  |  4 comments
BT's back in the mobile game with a small cell-enabled fixed-mobile convergence service, but not with its own 4G spectrum just yet.
Telefónica: Safety Is Top Connected Car 'App'
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7/16/2014  |  6 comments
Operator's second annual connected car survey suggests safety apps are the main service drivers will pay for, but their appetite for connectivity is growing.
Orange Taps Apigee to Expose Its APIs
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7/15/2014  |  1 comment
Operator will use Apigee's API platform to connect with developers, monetize network resources, and build new services.
Time to Get Smart About SMB Services
Shades of Ray  | 
7/14/2014  |  3 comments
Can service providers afford to neglect small businesses in a FTTx, 4G world?
Small UK Firms Left Stranded by ISPs – Report
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7/14/2014  |  1 comment
It's not just in rural areas where British small businesses are being disadvantaged by poor broadband services, finds a scathing report.
ZTE Raises Forecast as Strong 4G Sales Lift Earnings
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7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Net profit attributable to shareholders will be between RMB1 billion and RMB1.15 billion in the first six months, says vendor.
Integrated Components Accelerate LTE
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7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The latest highly integrated silicon components are enabling a massive acceleration of LTE worldwide.
Eurobites: DT 'Close' to T-Mob Deal With SoftBank
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7/14/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Snowden slams UK government's data-access proposals; big data types need to tread carefully; Telekom Austria and KPN in LTE roaming agreement.
Telekom Austria, KPN's iBasis Peer for LTE Roaming
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7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
New agreement leverages companies' existing GRX peering agreement, as well as each company's IP eXchange (IPX).
Chinese Operators Form Tower JV
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7/11/2014  |  1 comment
China's three major operators have formed a joint venture company to manage the country's mobile towers.
China Mobile Abandons WiFi Rollout
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7/11/2014  |  12 comments
Economics didn't stack up for mobile giant, but China Telecom is forging ahead with its 802.11 expansion.
Alcatel-Lucent Wins 4G LTE Deal in Dominican Republic
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7/10/2014  |  Post a comment
America Movil selects Alcatel-Lucent's LTE overlay technology for its 4G rollout in the Dominican Republic.
More AT&T Toll-Free Data Apps Trickle Out
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7/10/2014  |  9 comments
One of the carrier's sponsored data providers, Syntonic Wireless, is opening up its content store for AT&T customers to use apps that don't count against their data caps.
SK Telecom, Ericsson Collaborate on 5G Research
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
SK Telecom and Ericsson will collaborate on 5G developments such as gigabyte-level data transmission technology and next-gen small cells.
WiLAN, Nokia Networks Strike Patent Deals
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
WiLAN licenses wireless patents to Nokia Networks, which, in a separate deal, ash sold some patent to WiLAN.
Sprint Sparks Up a Hotspot/Projector Combo
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Device combines a mini projector with a 10-inch to 10-foot projection display and 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot.
NTT DoCoMo Launches VoLTE on Qualcomm's Snapdragon
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm Technologies VoLTE solution based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with integrated multimode VoLTE.
Is Your LTE Access Network Covered?
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7/9/2014  | 
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.
Reduce Field Drive Testing by 50%
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7/9/2014  | 
Drive testing is expensive and time-consuming. Depending on network loading and user activity, it can also be non-repeatable and fail to detect your customers' problems. Drive testing, once a staple in the engineer's tool kit, can be significantly reduced if you let your customers do your drive testing for you.
Increase Engineering Efficiency by More than 30%
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7/9/2014  | 
Trouble ticket resolutions, law enforcement requests, and other customer-related issues can be time-consuming and complicated activities that use precious engineering resources. Often engineers need to research data from multiple sources, which further complicates the task.
RAN Optimization Whitepaper
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7/9/2014  | 
With over 120 million subscribers and a footprint reaching 95% of the population, Telkomsel is Indonesia's largest mobile phone operator. The carrier focuses on two types of customers: pre-paid subscribers, who make up 98% of the customer base, and post-paid high-value VIP customers, who comprise the remaining 2%. This was the first time Tektronix Communications' Professional Services team had been engaged to "optimize" the carrier's Radio Access Network (RAN).
Alcatel-Lucent Gets a Shot at Vodafone's Metro Small Cell Rollouts
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7/8/2014  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent has some Vodafone Spring in its step, but it's only got one foot in the giant mobile carrier's outdoor small cell procurement door.
Eurobites: Telefónica Has a Marketing Brainstorm
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7/8/2014  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu benefits from Project Spring; Monitise reports; smartphones as passion-killers.
Vodafone Selects Alcatel-Lucent Public Access Small Cells
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7/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone to include Alcatel-Lucent metro cell technology in Project Spring investment program.
Unfinished Business: Stadium Wireless in Brazil
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7/8/2014  |  3 comments
Learning some wireless coverage and capacity lessons from the World Cup.
VTel Turns Up LTE, Gigabit Networks
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
The service provider is using LTE to provide broadband connectivity in rural Vermont and building out a FTTH network.
China Mobile Deploys Ericsson's Fiber Fronthaul Solution
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
First commercial deployment of a C-RAN based architecture at China Mobile for TD-LTE services uses Ericsson's fiber fronthaul solution.
Voice Over LTE (VOLTE)
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7/7/2014  | 

The motivation for the deployment of 3GPP Long-term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology is simple: LTE delivers to carriers the lowest cost-per-transported bit. That said, the adage that “voice pays the bills” still applies: though in decline, carriers continue to derive the bulk of their revenues from voice and integrated messaging services.

In the context of LTE, this presents a dilemma. A fundamental aspect of legacy technologies is that they possess integrated services: voice, voice supplementary services, short messaging, etc. In contrast, LTE makes no such provisions: it is subscriber service-agnostic. Further, LTE is a pure packet technology, with no inherent conception of a circuit-switched (CS) bearer, on which legacy voice services depend. Because of the realities of the cellular revenue model, the question arises: How can we best deliver voice and other legacy services via LTE?

Uncovering More of the LTE-A Smorgasbord
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7/4/2014  |  1 comment
As Release 10 and 11 of the 3GPP's LTE standards are being turned on, operators are seeking features that offer the biggest bang for their buck.
LTE-Advanced: Carrier Aggregation
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7/3/2014  | 

Driven by ever-increasing demands for higher data rates, lower latency, and higher capacity, cellular radio access technology has advanced dramatically over the past decade or so. Achieving the requirements set out in IMT-Advanced is even more challenging given the fragmentation of the available cellular radio spectrum, particularly in North America. Release 10 of the 3GPP LTE specifications (LTE-Advanced) delivers IMT-Advanced within practical spectrum constraints. It does this through the carrier aggregation feature. Carrier aggregation permits an LTE base station to group several distinct channels into one logical channel, thereby enabling very high peak traffic channel data rates. Download our white paper to find out more./p>

Qualcomm Advances WiGig With Wilocity Buy
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7/2/2014  |  1 comment
Chip giant closes its acquisition of the multi-gigabit market leader and promises mobile devices with tri-band in the second half of the year.
July M&A Madness! Spirent, SPIT Vendors Lead the Way
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7/2/2014  |  2 comments
July is only 2 days old but has already witnessed multiple acquisition announcements, with the test and measurement, OSS, and mobile small cell sectors leading the way.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

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As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

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Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
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dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

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With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
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BTE Panel: Network of the Future

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Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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