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SoftBank Man Joins Sprint as Technical COO
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2014  |  6 comments
SoftBank board member Junichi Miyakawa will take on the newly created role above CTO Stephen Bye and Chief Network Officer John Saw as Sprint deploys LTE TDD in the US.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
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10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European Internet'; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.
FTC Slaps AT&T With Throttling Lawsuit
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  21 comments
Fair-trade group says the carrier's policy of throttling "unlimited" data speeds after a cap is reached is misleading, but AT&T claims it has been actively and clearly communicating its policy since 2011.
T-Mobile Customers Use the Most LTE Data
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10/28/2014  |  7 comments
T-Mobile's customers are using more LTE data than its competitors, and the carrier hopes it continues in 2015 as it refarms spectrum and bolsters 4G capacity.
Eurobites: Boffins Unveil 7-Core Fiber
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
Microsoft's Skype Embraces WebRTC on IE
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10/27/2014  |  21 comments
After years of sitting on the sidelines, Microsoft has pledged to support WebRTC -- formerly thought of as a Skype competitor -- in Internet Explorer.
China's MVNOs Hit the Wall
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10/27/2014  |  15 comments
Any hopes for feverish competition in the mobile services sector have been dashed by a familiar financial hurdle.
Eurobites: Vodafone Probes ONO on Tax 'Fraud'
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10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Numericable numbers crunched by SFR takeover; UK safety alert over drones; Ericsson lands Telenor deal.
ZTE Boasts VoLTE Success With CSL
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10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
ZTE's VoLTE technology delivers faster connection time and high-quality voice and video calls in Hong Kong.
Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
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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
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10/23/2014  |  6 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  |  4 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  |  3 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  |  8 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
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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  |  3 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
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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  |  3 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  |  10 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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 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?
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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.
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Interview With Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   2:12   |   (0) comments

At the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Rick Talbot shared his positive feedback about the holistic and open approach that Huawei adopts for SDN and NFV. He also found the open sharing at the event valuable as it features different perspectives from Huawei experts, telecom operators, industry analysts as well as security experts.
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Interview With David Snow, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

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David Snow talked about his understanding of Huawei and its SoftCOM strategy at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that Huawei's wide approach combining IT and CT expertise, introducing big data and analytics into solutions and contributing to the OpenStack community particularly resonate with him and make the company stand out in the industry.
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Interview With Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

10|31|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments

Roz Roseboro commented on Huawei's data center capabilities and NFV solutions at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that in addition to covering all three key domains of compute, storage and networking, the company also emphasizes the importance of management capabilities and professional services, which are essential in making NFV a reality.
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Interview With Michael Howard, Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

10|31|14   |   5:25   |   (0) comments

Michael Howard talked about SDN, NFV, and OpenStack adoption at Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014. Particularly, he pointed out that Virtual Enterprise CPE is the top NFV use case that operators plan to invest in over 2014 and 2015 to deliver new enterprise services through virtualized functions.
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Interview With Jerry Caron, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   3:11   |   (0) comments

At Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Jerry Caron from Current Analysis said that orchestration and management are key to realizing SDN and NFV for global carriers, and the approach that Huawei is taking, with its FusionSphere Cloud OS at the core, is in the right direction to address the challenges.
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Broadband Battles

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This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

10|30|14   |   2:26   |   (1) comment

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

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SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

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Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

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Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

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Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

10|30|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments

In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
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