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BTE 2015: IoT Driving SDN, NFV Business Case
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading analyst Steve Bell explains how IoT deployments are driving operators to invest in SDN and NFV, but some are still waiting on LTE-M.
The Three Steps to Digital Dominance
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
What are the main steps that CSPs need to take in order to compete on the digital playing field?
Taking Selfies to a New Level
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.
Too Fluffy to Talk
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Small Cell Forum, ETSI Complete Remote LTE Plugfest
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Twelve of the Forum's member companies worked with ETSI to remotely test and address the key issues with LTE small cells.
10 Alternate Uses for Tablets
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5/22/2015  |  41 comments
Not sure what to do with your not-so-popular tablet anymore? We have some ideas for you...
Mobile Quandry
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Sprint Appoints Ex-Bell Media Exec as CMO
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5/21/2015  |  2 comments
Kevin Crull will join the carrier at the end of the month to step up Sprint's brand, advertising and social media efforts.
Videocon Plots Non-Spectrum Services Lead
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Videocon Telecom aims to become the market leader for services that do not require the use of mobile spectrum.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Offloads Towers
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5/21/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slim sells off KPN shares; TalkTalk walks the Gigabit walk, in York; Finland tops mobile data survey.
Best Purchase EVER
Cats With Phones  | 
5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Sprint Might Sit Out 600MHz Spectrum Auction
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
CFO says that Sprint might be happy enough with its network position to ignore the next major US spectrum auction in 2016.
Liberty Global Keen on Vodafone Tie-Up – Report
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Liberty Global chairman says two companies would be 'great fit' a day after Vodafone boss is quizzed about likelihood of a deal.
Phone Cozy
Dogs With Phones  | 
5/20/2015  |  1 comment
An Inflection Point in Telecom: The 5G Vector
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
The industry is at an inflection point, and one of the looming disruptors is 5G.
Nokia Networks Unveils an LTE Network in a Box
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Ultra-compact LTE network for quick deployment to support first-responder communications in disaster areas.
Vodafone May Buy Content to Fight BT, Telefónica
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5/19/2015  |  1 comment
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao is weighing up a bigger push into the content arena as the operator looks to build on a long-awaited return to revenue growth.
Eurobites: DT Takes Full Control of Slovak Telecom
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT wants EE acquisition fast-tracked; Swedish startup launches mobile money gizmo; AlcaLu partners with KT on 5G; Nokia offers LTE-in-a-box.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Find out more about the players that made it onto our awards shortlist for company of the year (private).
SK Telecom: Small Cells Key to 5G
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/18/2015  |  1 comment
Small cells, along with WiFi, SDN and NFV, will be crucial to the build out of 5G, two SK Telecom senior managers tell Light Reading in an extensive Q&A.
RJio Moves Closer to 4G Launch
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
Recent developments suggest Mukesh Ambani-led RJio will soon launch a 4G service.
Dogs Take the Best Selfies
Dogs With Phones  | 
5/15/2015  |  2 comments
Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
Prime Reading  | 
5/15/2015  |  2 comments
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share their thoughts on what 5G will entail, how small cells, WiFi, SDN and NFV factor in and more.
Eurobites: Iliad's Mobile Subs Soar
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkey less than delighted by 4G; Zuckerberg likes the EU Digital Single Market; TalkTalk's FTTH plan.
AT&T Takes 'Startup Mentality' to Wholesale
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5/15/2015  |  8 comments
After proving out the agile startup model in its Partner Exchange, AT&T's Brooks McCorcle says the carrier is looking to scale it up to wholesale -- and eventually the entire company.
Data Sheet: Data Monetization to Create New Revenue Streams
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5/15/2015  | 

Globally, mobile network operators are looking for ways to drive profitability. The combination of declining revenues, increasing market pressure from non-traditional competitors, rising subscriber churn rates and many other factors are propelling network operators to evolve. In an effort to innovate and defend market share, many have developed and commercialized operator-owned, over-the-top solutions and video streaming applications. While these efforts have opened new revenue streams, greater potential may be realized with a data monetization approach.

Tektronix Communications’ Mobility Insights is a data monetization platform that enables mobile operators to create:

  • vital new revenue streams by monetizing existing mobile network location and usage data
  • an innovative and flexible go-to-market model that connects operators with enterprise and government buyers
  • elegant and savvy solutions to replace obsolete and imprecise data collection tools
Infographic: How Will You Monetize Your Data?
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5/15/2015  | 

6 Quick Starter Markets:

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Download this Infographic to learn more about how will you monetize your data.

Ozone Plans Ubiquitous WiFi in India
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
A WiFi service provider called Ozone Networks is banking on a surge in demand for WiFi-offload services among India's mobile operators.
Telefónica Boosted by German, UK M&A
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Spain's biggest operator saw takeover activity in other parts of Europe bolster first-quarter earnings but says conditions are improving at home.
Way Better Than TV
Cats With Phones  | 
5/14/2015  |  1 comment
AT&T: Building Gigabit Connections Is Just the First Step
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5/13/2015  |  1 comment
At the Gigabit Cities Live! Event in Atlanta, Eric Small of AT&T GigaPower talks about what happens once a Gigabit broadband network is built and notes the importance of wireless in the gigabit trend.
LTE Upgrades Support Verizon's AOL Move
Jonestown  | 
5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Verizon's AOL buy is its latest push in an ongoing strategy to deliver more mobile video to its customers.
Eurobites: Bouygues Wants to Go It Alone
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5/13/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison and VimpelCom allocate merger jobs; Deutsche Telekom bids for Slovakian stake; FreedomPop brings free offer to UK.
Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT 'Telcos'
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5/13/2015  |  2 comments
Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.
Verizon's AOL Buy Completes Its Content Story
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/12/2015  |  19 comments
AOL answers the question of how Verizon will monetize all its planned video offers, and it also indicates the carrier is becoming a content provider, whether it calls itself one or not.
Control Plane Consolidation
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
This infographic documents the technical and business merits associated with eliminating existing control plane silos through the deployment of a next-gen consolidated control plane platform.
Numericable-SFR Raises Profit Targets
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5/12/2015  |  1 comment
French quad-play aspirant's stock rises in European trading after it posts strong earnings results for the first three months of the year.
Verizon's $4.4B AOL Buy a Digital Media Play
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5/12/2015  |  19 comments
Telecom giant is doubling down on digital media and video content for its broadband and wireless networks with a $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL.
Verizon to Acquire AOL
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
After denying the acquisition in rumors, Verizon today announced it would acquire AOL for $4.4 billion for digital media services, IoT and more.
Cats in Charge
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Sierra Wireless Buys Accel for IoT Strategy
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Sierra Wireless expands its managed connectivity services offering with acquisition of Accel Networks.
India's Aircel Plots Path to 4G
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5/11/2015  |  1 comment
Aircel CTO Sameer Dave highlights the technical challenges that India's operators face in launching 4G.
Ericsson Takes Legal Action Against Apple
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5/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson asserts patents against Apple in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.
Telecom Italia Sees Domestic Recovery
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5/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Italian incumbent says spending on fiber networks and mobile data services is already starting to pay off.
Eurobites: Uber Bids $3B for Nokia's HERE
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison Whampoa lines up investors for O2 takeover; Ericsson files suits against Apple; mixed fortunes for Liberty Global.
The Need for Speed
Column  | 
5/8/2015  |  2 comments
How fast is too fast in terms of communication? Unless our lives and actions start being measured in seconds, do we really need a 43 Tbps connection to fulfill our everyday tasks?
Digital Illiteracy Hinders India Internet Adoption
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2015  |  3 comments
The modest efforts of India's operators to educate consumers about the benefits of Internet services may ultimately benefit 4G players.
Leading Lights 2015: Who's in the Running?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/7/2015  |  1 comment
The shortlists (some of them not so short) are out for this year's Leading Lights awards program and it's an incredible mix of runners and riders…
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

5|21|15   |   04:51   |   (3) comments

Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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