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New Mobile Services Demand Backhaul Rethink
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/13/2015  |  Post a comment
As more speed and capacity is built into the RAN to accommodate video growth and other new services, operators will need to rethink the principles of backhaul operation.
Eurobites: Nokia Lands Major 4G Deals
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10/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's roundup: Sky bangs the 'split BT' drum; operators talk of mixing open source with proprietary cloud technology; update on 3 UK profitability.
HKT: A Consolidation Case Study
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10/12/2015  |  1 comment
Following HKT's acquisition of CSL, the Hong Kong carrier partnered with Huawei on network integration and to supply a future unified network.
MTS, Ericsson Conduct Live Trial of LTE Broadcast
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10/9/2015  |  Post a comment
MTS will roll out LTE Broadcast solution to meet rapidly growing Russian demand for broadcast entertainment via mobile delivery.
Indian Telcos to Fight OTT Battle With VoLTE
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10/9/2015  |  1 comment
India's operators believe VoLTE might hold the key to combating the advance of the OTT players.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bolsters Security Offer
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10/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT starts more trials with AlcaLu; Ericsson and MTS test LTE Broadcast in Russia; Deutsche Telekom tackles the cell edge.
Nokia Faces Mobile Shakeout Post AlcaLu Deal
Morris Lore  | 
10/8/2015  |  2 comments
The overlapping product portfolios of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will pose a challenge for the new-look business.
Eurobites: Ofcom Sounds Alarm on O2 Deal
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10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone barges in to BT/Openreach row; Deutsche Telekom on Safe Harbor backwash; AlcaLu supplies LTE for aviation.
Small Carriers Optimistic for 600MHz Auction Sans Sprint
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10/8/2015  |  1 comment
Rural operators are pleased to have one less deep pocket to compete with in the upcoming 600MHz auction, but they will likely be up against Dish Network.
T-Mobile: New IP, Partnerships Crucial to 5G
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10/7/2015  |  3 comments
T-Mobile's VP of radio network engineering says real estate, backhaul, fiber partnerships and the New IP will be critical to 5G success.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Holds On to Subsea Unit
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Astellia signs RAN optimization agreement with Telefónica; Euskaltel ups price for rival; MTS wins spectrum.
Making History With 5G
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10/7/2015  |  3 comments
The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
The acquisition isn't yet closed but the Finnish giant has laid out its planned leadership team for the combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
France's Bouygues Hikes Profitability Targets
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10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
France's number-three service provider has issued some bullish targets for profitability despite operating in one of Europe's most competitive markets.
Indian 4G Hots Up With RCom-RJio Deal
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10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between RCom and RJio could have major repercussions for India's telecom market.
AT&T Asks FCC to Grant WiFi Calling Waiver
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10/5/2015  |  2 comments
But the main point of its letter to the FCC is to call out Sprint and T-Mobile for deploying WiFi calling in violation of the Commission's TTY requirements.
Gigabit Europe Takeaways
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10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Nokia Networks Unveils LTE Public Safety Portfolio
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10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Public safety LTE network is built on Nokia Networks' radio access network, evolved packet core, VoLTE solution, IP Multimedia Subsystem, Core in a Box solution, subscriber data and device management, network management, Self-Organizing Networks, and Nokia Liquid Applications technology.
Sprint to Cut Up to $2.5B in 6 Months
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10/2/2015  |  5 comments
Sprint is planning cost cuts and layoffs, according to a memo from the CFO, obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
Orange: EU Too Fragmented for Cross-Border M&A
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10/1/2015  |  1 comment
France's Orange bemoans the lack of a digital single market in Europe but remains optimistic about the region's potential.
Google, Microsoft Bury the Patents Hatchet
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10/1/2015  |  2 comments
After five years of litigation over patents, Microsoft and Google say they will dismiss around 20 lawsuits and work together on certain patent matters.
New IP Spirit Saturates Startups
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10/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Up-and-coming companies are looking to help comms providers improve their networks, security and customer care.
Digicel First to Deploy Shine's Ad Blocker
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9/30/2015  |  3 comments
Shine, the startup that wants to block mobile ads to force companies to pay the wireless operators for use of their network, has its first announced customer.
EE to Pilot 1Gbit/s 4G Service
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The UK's mobile giant has unveiled plans for a pilot of 1Gbit/s 4G services but says it is not looking to compete against fixed-line broadband players.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Gets Polish NBN Gig
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy.
C Spire Names Stephen Bye as CTO
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Waves bye-bye to Sprint.
Google Gives Huawei a US Device Boost
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9/29/2015  |  18 comments
Huawei reveals the 6P, a new Google Nexus flagship smartphone, as the search giant unveils two new phones, a tablet and new Chromecast dongles.
India's Uninor Adopts Telenor Branding
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9/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Telenor's Indian subsidiary has taken its parent company's branding and is examining ways of expanding its presence in the country's mobile market.
Sprint Says It Will Sit Out Incentive Auction
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9/28/2015  |  1 comment
As previously hinted at, Sprint has confirmed it plans to sit the FCC's 600MHz auction, noting that it already has enough spectrum on hand.
Wireless Companies Unite to Ward Off LTE-U Regulation
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9/28/2015  |  4 comments
Qualcomm, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and others join forces to stop the threat of FCC regulation around LTE-U as commercial deployments draw closer.
Holy Moly! Pope's Visit Pops Data Caps
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9/28/2015  |  5 comments
The papal visit to the US elevated network usage way above normal levels for AT&T and Verizon, and blasted through terabytes of mobile data.
Mentor Monday: Nokia's Jane Rygaard
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/28/2015  |  2 comments
Talk not about technology, but about what technology can do for you if you want to get more women interested in comms, Nokia's head of partner marketing says.
Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/25/2015  |  5 comments
Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.
Marvell to Exit Smartphone Biz
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9/25/2015  |  1 comment
The company announced a major restructuring that will include layoffs and a refocusing on the automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
Ericsson, Qualcomm Demo LTE-U in China
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and Qualcomm complete LTE-U over-the-air demonstration in China.
EE: Spectrum Fees Hike May Hit Customers
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9/24/2015  |  6 comments
UK mobile operators lash out after Ofcom decides to more than treble the fees they pay to use 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum.
Transit Wireless Preps for Pope With Own WiFi
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9/24/2015  |  1 comment
Transit Wireless is expecting heavy use of its subway network Friday, and is now handling its own WiFi business!
SpiderCloud: A Small Cell Acquisition Target?
Jonestown  | 
9/23/2015  |  6 comments
SpiderCloud might try for an IPO in 2016. And there may be potential for a buyout too.
Verizon First With QoS for IoT
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9/23/2015  |  15 comments
New Verizon Private Network Management Service for 4G LTE access guarantees how mission-critical apps will work in congestion.
Verizon Intros Private Networking Via LTE
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9/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Verizon is adding 4G LTE wireless access to its Private Network Traffic Management service so that enterprises can prioritize and secure traffic originating from LTE devices.
Eurobites: Nokia Makes Friends With France
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9/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy developments; FreedomPop launches in UK; AlcaLu goes into Channel Tunnel.
Telecom Players Drive 'Make in India'
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9/22/2015  |  Post a comment
India's telecom manufacturing sector is currently witnessing an improvement in its fortunes.
Pope's Visit Could Cause Papal Data Jam
Jonestown  | 
9/22/2015  |  11 comments
Hey there, Philly, NYC & D.C. Guess what? The popemobile could crash your mobile phone service during Francis's visit to the US.
LTE: Q2 2015 Americas
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9/22/2015  |  1 comment
4G Americas and Ovum break down where the Americas stand in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to LTE coverage.
China Mobile's 4G Roll
Morris Lore  | 
9/22/2015  |  1 comment
The world's biggest 4G operator shows no sign of slowing down just yet.
South Korean Operator Hooks Up With Ericsson for NB-LTE
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9/21/2015  |  1 comment
LG Uplus signs development deal with Ericsson to work on IoT, 5G and more.
3GPP Makes Progress on Crucial LTE IoT Spec
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9/21/2015  |  7 comments
LTE group moves towards a low-power 4G specification for the Internet of Things.
LPWAN: Choice Overload and Confusion
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9/18/2015  |  5 comments
The LPWAN space for IoT is exciting, but there are too many competing technologies leading to choice overload and confusion.
Spectrum Trading a Boon for Indian Telcos
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2015  |  1 comment
A new move by India's government allowing operators to trade their spectrum licenses will be welcomed by the industry.
Gigabit Broadband: What's the Business Case?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/17/2015  |  4 comments
How can network operators get a return in investment from gigabit broadband access network rollouts? Island state network operator JT has some answers.
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ZTE in Budapest ITU 2015

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ZTE Chief Architect David Huo discusses the company's progress on the 5G front.
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Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
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Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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