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Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets help Ericsson increase its revenues and margins in the third quarter.
Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  5 comments
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, and it's one that could alter the timeline of virtualization.
Nokia Reports Improved Sales, Margins in Q3
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10/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Revenues are up 13% year-on-year to €3.3 billion and gross margins improve further as the 'new' Nokia continues its financial recovery.
Eurobites: Born-Again Nokia Blooms in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; Telefónica's IoT Lego.
Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models
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10/23/2014  |  2 comments
As HBO and CBS move ahead with their à la carte plans, Verizon is working with content providers to hammer out a business model for its planned OTT service.
AT&T Adds 500K Connected Cars in Q3
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10/22/2014  |  4 comments
AT&T says 500,000 new connected cars are now on the road and on its network as it adds more than 2M wireless users in Q3.
Why LTE Isn't a No-Brainer for Utilities – Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Because of difficulty acquiring spectrum, many utilities are forgoing LTE, and turning to legacy technologies such as CDMA and WiMax.
A Legacy Worth Saving
Column  | 
10/22/2014  |  2 comments
Operators can cut the cost and complexity of extending legacy services to all-IP environments.
Verizon: Multicast Is 'a Year Away'
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  3 comments
Verizon says it is ready to deliver mobile TV over LTE. It's just waiting for the devices and content providers to catch on.
Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at Kansas HQ
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  2 comments
Sprint cuts jobs at its HQ, with more layoffs expected.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland to Slash Jobs
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Daisy Group buyout; Vodafone begins LTE-Advanced rollout in UK; cloud dampens SAP's outlook.
SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2014  |  2 comments
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
NYC Subway Wireless No Cure for Ebola Fears
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  8 comments
The MTA, Transit Wireless and major carriers came to Queens to unveil the next phase of the underground wireless projects, but some members of the press had other ideas.
Cisco: Carrier IoT Role Still Taking Shape
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10/16/2014  |  3 comments
At an industry event exploring the Internet of Things, the specific role of network operators remains largely undefined.
AT&T Gets Onboard With Google's Nexus 6
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
AT&T will support the new Google Nexus phablet.
Google's Nexus 6 'Phablet' Is LTE-A Ready
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10/15/2014  |  7 comments
Google's first phablet has a Qualcomm chipset that can support LTE-Advanced onboard. But how fast will downloads be?
Aeris Launches IoT Marketplace
News Analysis  | 
10/15/2014  |  2 comments
A network operator aims to make it cheaper and easier to bring a broader range of IoT solutions to market.
Facebook, Google in New Drone Race
News Analysis  | 
10/15/2014  |  7 comments
Near-space is the place for the solar drone communications ambitions of these two Internet giants.
Eurobites: Iliad Surges Following T-Mobile's Rebuff
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe goes large on big data; KPN, China Mobile do VoLTE roaming; Apple to blame for Finland's woes, says PM.
Iliad Drops T-Mobile US Bid
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10/13/2014  |  7 comments
Zut Alors! French operator drops its bid for T-Mobile US after being rejected twice.
Iliad Ends Pursuit of T-Mobile US
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Iliad kills its plan to acquire T-Mobile US after its improved bid was rejected.
Telefónica UK Deploys Cellwize SON
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Cellwize SON deployed by Telefónica UK to enhance mobile network performance and quality of service for UK subscribers.
Will Apple Enable VoLTE for the iPad?
Jonestown  | 
10/13/2014  |  7 comments
The company appears to working towards VoLTE support on the iPad, but it's not exactly clear when that will happen.
Nokia Networks Unveils $970M 4G Deal With China Mobile
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2014  |  7 comments
Nokia Networks has been delivering 4G equipment and services under the deal since Q1 of 2014.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, China Mobile Form Connected Car Venture
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10/10/2014  |  2 comments
Also: Liberty cleared for Ziggo M&A; EC deregulates fixed line telephony; Hyperoptic to fiber up more UK cities; Ericsson wins managed services deal.
Risky Business for EE
UBB Forum News  | 
10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
The UK mobile giant has entered the TV services market to offer a quad play package, but it lacks a key ingredient – exclusive content.
Pics: HTC Hits NYC With a Tiny Camera & Desire
Slide Shows  | 
10/9/2014  |  6 comments
HTC cruises into New York City with execs and a couple of notable devices.
Eurobites: Swisscom Pushes LTE to 450 Mbit/s
News Analysis  | 
10/8/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE turns on its TV service; Oi CEO steps down; Amazon's tax arrangements come under EC scrutiny.
NYC: Inside the Internet of Bins
News Analysis  | 
10/8/2014  |  5 comments
Phone booths are not the only street furniture in NYC equipped with wireless radios these days.
Sckipio Turns Up the G.fast Volume
Shades of Ray  | 
10/7/2014  |  3 comments
A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.
Nokia Networks Helps du Make VoLTE Calls
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia Networks claims 'world's fastest' VoLTE implementation.
Ericsson, Singtel, Qualcomm Boast FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation First
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
LTE Advanced FDD/TDD carrier aggregation achieved on commercial hardware and software for SingTel with data speeds up to 260 Mbit/s.
Eurobites: Could WiFi Handoff Hamper BT's Mobile Plans?
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French startup has grand designs on IoT; Deutsche Telekom does CRM deal; domestic strife for Telefónica.
Sprint Starts Layoffs, Will Take $160M Charge
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2014  |  16 comments
CEO Marcello Claure makes good on workforce reduction promises; Sprint will take a $160M hit in the fall quarter related to the cuts.
AWS Auction: Could It Bring Dish & T-Mobile Together?
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2014  |  1 comment
Sprint abstains, but Dish is in to bid on the FCC's November auction of repurposed federal airwaves.
Ericsson Wins €80M Deal With eircom
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10/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Ericsson becomes sole vendor for eircoms radio access solutions for 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution), 3G and 2G mobile technologies across Ireland.
Arcep Releases Q2 Data on French Market
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10/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Subscriptions and traffic still on the rise, while the net decrease in revenue continues.
Does Fixed Have A Future?
UBB Flash Poll  | 
10/3/2014  |  7 comments
Will 4G and 5G services kill the business case for mass market fixed broadband?
Drones & Smartphones Power Hong Kong Protests
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2014  |  6 comments
As drones zoom above the crowds, Hong Kong protestors have been making the most of their mobile broadband connections.
Eurobites: Iliad Wants Larger Stake in T-Mob
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10/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Qatar buys state-owned broadband network; mobile data explodes in France; AlcaLu upgrades DE-CIX.
SoftBank Invests $250M Into Legendary
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10/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Companies will form joint venture to maximize value of Legendary's intellectual property and content worldwide.
Verizon Nixes LTE Throttling After Backlash
News Analysis  | 
10/2/2014  |  5 comments
Verizon's plan to slow speeds for its heaviest LTE unlimited users was supposed to go into effect Wednesday, but the carrier is canceling it after pressure from the FCC.
Telecom Sector 'Its Own Worst Enemy' – Kroes
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10/2/2014  |  15 comments
Neelie Kroes ends her tenure as the European Commission's vice president for the Digital Agenda with a blistering attack on Europe's telecom operators and advises them on the future.
ETNO Unveils 'Agenda For Europe'
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10/2/2014  |  Post a comment
ETNO, the industry association representing the European Union's major telcos, has presented its 'Agenda For Europe.'
Sprint Doubles AT&T's Data Offer
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10/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Sprint doubles the data of AT&T promotion with Sprint Family Share Pack and Sprint Business Share offers.
Nokia Joins Ericsson in Updating T-Mobile LTE
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2014  |  5 comments
Nokia Networks will be working alongside Ericsson to upgrade T-Mobile to LTE-Advanced, expand VoLTE and improve WiFi handoff.
TeliaSonera Snaps Up Cloud Minnow
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2014  |  1 comment
Adds to its enterprise and cloud operations with the acquisition of hosting and cloud services specialist iPeer.
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?
Flash Poll  | 
10/1/2014  |  1 comment
LTE-Advanced: Should we believe the hype?
VoLTE Troubleshooting: Protect the Customer Experience Whitepaper
Information Resources  | 
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.

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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments


SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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