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Lines Get Drawn in Road to 5G
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
The steady drumbeat of progress continues on as new groups are formed, R&D centers opened, timelines presented and strategies refined for making 5G a reality by 2020.
India Takes Digital Leap
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
India's government launches an ambitious Digital India initiative aimed at digitally empowering Indian citizens.
CRAN in LTE-Advanced
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7/1/2015  |  1 comment
Operators are looking to build centralized RAN architectures as part of their LTE-Advanced deployments for a number of reasons, but which is the most important?
NFV Service Assurance Datasheet: Keep the Same Visibility, Insights, and Metrics
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7/1/2015  | 

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) allows the migration of network functions from proprietary, physical hardware to less expensive, more flexible COTS (Commercial Off-the-Shelf) servers. While NFV is not a new concept, it has the power to change the way service providers do business forever. The promise of NFV to generate new source s of revenue lies in the ability to quickly roll out services subscribers want and swiftly eliminate those they don’t.

Service providers that embrace NFV will realize several other advantages including increased operational flexibility and efficiency, and operational cost savings. As more network functions are mi grated to virtual environments, how can operators maintain the same visibility between Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) as they have today bet ween physical network elements? Enter Tektronix Communications’ NFV Service Assurance solution. Our NFV solution delivers proactive, cost-effective assurance for virtual and physical networks.

Infographic: 6 Questions to Ask on Your Journey to NFV
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7/1/2015  | 

Discover the 6 questions to ask on your journey to NFV:

1. Is my organization ready for NFV
2. Do I Have visibility to my virtual network elements
3. How do I choose the right partner
4. Is my monitoring system flexible enough to support NFV
5. Do I have the right troubleshooting tools
6. How Can I protect my brand during the NFV Transition


Download this Infographic to learn more!

Use Case: Cost Effectively Manage Remote Locations
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7/1/2015  | 

Tektronix Communications’ GeoSoft Core software-only probes:

  • Create CAPEX savings of 50-85%
  • Decrease power and energy consumption
  • Reduce deployment time
  • Utilize IrisView for end-to-end views across physical and virtual network elements
  • Provide familiar workflows and seamless access between troubleshooting tools

Cisco Preps IoT Platform of Pillars & Products
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco completes its IoT story with a six-pronged platform and 15 new products as it gets serious about cashing in on the huge connected devices opportunity.
Sprint Goes 'All-In' on New Pricing Plan
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Sprint promises to simplify pricing with new plan that charges $60 for service and $20 for the device with no hidden fees.
Chunghwa Expands 4G With Ericsson
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson supplies Chunghwa Telecom's entire core network and RAN in Taiwan's most populated areas, including Taipei city.
Sprint Tweaks Unlimited Data Rules in Best Buy Plan
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6/29/2015  |  7 comments
New unlimited data plan with Best Buy includes an update to its terms and conditions that limits video streaming speeds and off-network roaming usage.
Alstom, Huawei Boast 4G Pilot Based on CBTC
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Live pilot test of 4G LTE multi-services based on Communications-based Train Control (CBTC), a railway signaling system based on wireless ground-to-train communication.
Telefónica, China Unicom Boast Savings From 4G Handset Procurement Deal
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Collaboration hopes to achieve economies of scale.
Eurobites: Telefónica, China Unicom Double Up on Devices
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6/29/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infinera enhances bid for Sweden's Transmode; Huawei claims LTE breakthrough on French trains; charging mobiles though movement.
Digicel Plans IPO to Fuel Growth
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6/29/2015  |  2 comments
Operator owned by Ireland's Denis O'Brien says proceeds will be used for expansion activities and paying off debts.
Sprint Accelerates Entrepreneurial Efforts
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6/29/2015  |  6 comments
The startup culture being cultivated at Sprint's Accelerator program is rubbing off on the carrier, as CEO Marcelo Claure takes a top-down approach to innovation.
Telkomsel Trials NFV-Based VoLTE, WiFi Calling
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Indonesian operator teams up with Huawei to demonstrate its 4G convergent communication service trial for WiFi Calling and VoLTE based on NFV technology in Jakarta.
ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.
AT&T Commits $3B More to Mexico
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6/25/2015  |  2 comments
The carrier is adding an additional $3 billion to its investment in Mexico as it accelerates plans to build out a North American Mobile Service area.
FCC Auction Proposal Dings Dish, T-Mobile
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6/25/2015  |  3 comments
Chairman Wheeler proposes not to increase the size of the spectrum reserve for small carriers and to close a loophole that allowed Dish to get a big discount at the last spectrum auction.
Vodafone Hires NFV Specialist to Develop Group Virtualization Strategy
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Vodafone has hired a former Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent executive to develop a global SDN, NFV and cloud strategy in an effort to unify its next-generation network plans.
T-Mobile Tweaks JUMP Phone Upgrade Plan
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6/25/2015  |  6 comments
As part of a series of planned uncarrier updates, T-Mobile is doing away with its $10 monthly fee on JUMP plans and letting its customers upgrade up to three times per year.
Sierra Wireless Buying IoT-Focused MVNO
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6/25/2015  |  1 comment
Sierra Wireless makes a move into the mobile network virtual operator market.
T-Mobile Takes Spectrum Fight to the People
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6/24/2015  |  5 comments
Carrier petitions the FCC to block AT&T's attempt to acquire spectrum in three rural markets, as well as posts videos urging US consumers to speak out about the upcoming auction.
Rogers to Buy Mobilicity
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Rogers inks deals to immediately boost speed and quality for wireless customers in BC, Alberta and Southern Ontario.
Eurobites: Orange Tells Govt to Back Off
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6/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera, Telenor fight their corner; carrier aggregation in the Middle East; Telefónica's IoT buttons.
Oracle Unveils Four VNFs
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Oracle Communications has launched four products -- Session Border Controller, Converged Application Server, Services Gatekeeper and Policy Management -- as virtual network functions (VNFs).
Bouygues Says 'Non' to Altice
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6/24/2015  |  4 comments
Bouygues directors insist their business can flourish on its own in France's mobile market.
Sprint CTO Goes Bye-Bye
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6/23/2015  |  6 comments
Sprint CTO Stephen Bye is the latest exec to leave the operator.
WiFi Calling Catches on Globally
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6/23/2015  |  18 comments
WiFi voice enabler Taqua has signed deals with resellers in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America as voice-over WiFi gains traction across the globe.
Eurobites: Bouygues Deal Decision Imminent
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC sets date for 'Nokalu' decision; Ericsson does LTE FDD/TDD carrier aggregation in Portugal; Glastonbury latest.
NFV: Ready for Prime Time
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6/23/2015  |  1 comment
At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
Payments: A Third Pillar of Carrier Revenue?
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6/23/2015  |  6 comments
As carriers are partnering with a growing amount of third-party service providers, payments are the next logical step in growing these partnerships.
T-Mobile Sunsets Last of MetroPCS's CDMA
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6/22/2015  |  1 comment
The carrier shut down the last remaining MetroPCS markets -- New York, Dallas and Miami -- booting the 190,000 remaining customers off of CDMA.
Altice's Bouygues Bid Creates 700MHz Confusion
Morris Lore  | 
6/22/2015  |  1 comment
A possible merger between France's second- and third-biggest mobile operators raises questions about the country's forthcoming 700MHz auction.
Zain KSA, Nokia Complete 4G Carrier Aggregation Project
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6/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Pilot project uses carrier aggregation to combine FDD-LTE bands 1800MHz and 2100MHz.
GSMA Applauds VoLTE Interconnection in South Korea
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6/22/2015  |  Post a comment
South Korean mobile operators to launch commercial interconnected VoLTE service.
AT&T Looks Ahead & Abroad for Digital Life
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6/22/2015  |  1 comment
With Digital Life updates expected this summer, the service could be in up to 90 markets in the US by year's end.
Eurobites: Vivendi to Up Stake in Telecom Italia
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6/22/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia does carrier aggregation in Saudi Arabia; ECI's new hybrid OTN/packet switch, re-living the chicken kiev years.
Altice Confirms Bid for Bouygues Telecom
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6/22/2015  |  2 comments
Combination with Numericable-SFR would produce France's biggest mobile operator and leave country with just three mobile networks.
Vodafone Big Spender in $5.8B German Auction
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2015  |  1 comment
Germany's second-biggest mobile operator has eaten into spectrum territory previously occupied by Telefónica.
Eurobites: Ametsreiter Heads to Vodafone
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6/19/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia signals return to devices; MTS plans tech-neutral LTE; Ofcom simplifies switching.
EE Revs Mobile Edge Computing Efforts
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6/19/2015  |  3 comments
UK operator EE likes life on the edge – the mobile network edge, that is.
Airtel 4G Gathers Momentum in India
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6/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel launches 4G trial for its customers in National Capital Region.
NYC Scolds Verizon for FiOS Shortfall
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6/18/2015  |  17 comments
A New York City audit suggests Verizon isn't living up to its promises to deliver FiOS service to everyone in the Big Apple that wants it.
RJio 4G Plans Stoke Price-War Fears
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6/18/2015  |  1 comment
The pricing proposals announced by the 4G upstart will have India's existing mobile operators worried.
China Mobile Trials LTE-A With ZTE, Qualcomm
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6/18/2015  |  Post a comment
China Mobile partners with ZTE and Qualcomm on three-carrier aggregation trial.
BICS Sees Explosion of LTE Roaming Traffic
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6/18/2015  |  Post a comment
BICS reports explosion in LTE roaming with double-digit growth each month during the last year.
BT, EE Defend $19.9B Merger Plans
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6/18/2015  |  3 comments
Biggest UK fixed and mobile operators accuse their critics of erecting 'roadblocks' in the digital economy.
FreedomPop Grabs $30M More in Funding
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6/17/2015  |  8 comments
MVNO says it has ducked several M&A offerings to focus on growth and will revisit its options a year or two down the line.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
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Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

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Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

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Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
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NFV: Ready for Prime Time

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At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
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Tykes Talk Tech

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What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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