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Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
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12/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 satellites lift off; Deutsche Telekom takes extra mobile security measures.
Apple Global SIM Could Drive Connected Cars
Jonestown  | 
12/18/2014  |  2 comments
Maybe the point of Apple Global SIM goes beyond offering consumers a brief whiff of choice when using their shiny new iPad.
Mobile-Edge Computing Group Gets Going
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12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia has hosted the inaugural meeting of the new ETSI Mobile-Edge Computing Industry Specification Group (ISG).
Ericsson to Build SouthernLINC's LTE Network
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12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Ericsson to provide Evolved Packet Core, RBS 6000 multi-standard radio basestations and radio access network, along with full deployment services.
Eurobites: BT Preps Stock, Bonds Issue to Fund Mobile M&A
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12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Monsieur Iliad agrees to buy Orange Switzerland; UK government gets commitment on mobile coverage; Nokia Networks does Danish VoLTE.
FCC Mid-Band Auction to Roll On Into 2015?
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12/17/2014  |  3 comments
The AWS-3 auction now stands at $44.23B as new bids trickle in.
Sprint Turns Up 16 More 2.5GHz Markets
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12/17/2014  |  2 comments
Chief Network Officer John Saw celebrates the carrier's network milestones in 2014 as it prepares for another year in which many more improvements will be needed.
Sprint Renews Its Microsoft Partnership
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Lumia 635 arrives across multiple Sprint brands beginning with Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile on December 23.
T-Mobile Deploys 700MHz, Starts Data Rollover
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12/16/2014  |  3 comments
Along with announcing Data Stash, its plan to let customers rollover unused data, T-Mobile shares updates about its LTE network progress and mentions plans for a 2G shutdown.
EE: The Road to 5G
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12/16/2014  |  1 comment
Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
Eurobites: Ericsson Claims LTE-A First
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12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT gets Sky Sports channels onto YouView boxes; Netflix rolls into Belgium; Ofcom's new boss.
US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE
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12/16/2014  |  1 comment
US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
BT Offers $19.5B to Buy EE
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12/15/2014  |  3 comments
BT is in exclusive talks to acquire EE, the UK's largest mobile operator that is currently owned by Deutsche Telekom and Orange, for £12.5 billion.
Sonera Boosts 4G Speed With Nokia Networks
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12/15/2014  |  Post a comment
LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on 1800 and 2600MHz frequency bands.
T-Mobile Lights Up 27 Wideband LTE Cities
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12/15/2014  |  8 comments
T-Mobile meets its year-end goal of 27 wideband LTE markets with the addition of NYC and announces its next uncarrier shake-up is coming tomorrow.
Eurobites: Nokia's HERE in Maps Deal With Baidu
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12/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks speeds up Sonera; Tele2 launches 4G in the Netherlands; Airtel sells off African towers.
Vodafone to Ride T-Mobile Back Into US
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12/12/2014  |  14 comments
Vodafone has struck a deal with T-Mobile to serve multinational corporate customers in the US.
AT&T Promises More VoLTE Markets in 2015
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12/11/2014  |  Post a comment
AT&T has expanded 4G voice-over-LTE services to parts of South Carolina and is promising more markets and interoperability work in 2015.
Taking NFV to the People
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12/11/2014  |  2 comments
When you talk to Telekom Austria CTO Günther Ottendorfer about NFV, the conversation quickly turns to people.
US Carriers Spanked on Big Red's Q4 Margin Squeeze
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12/9/2014  |  3 comments
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon shares all fall on concerns about the impact of holiday pricing deals in the US.
2020 Vision Photos: First Light
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12/9/2014  |  10 comments
It's good news for insight-seeking telecom execs but bad news for puffins as Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit hits town.
Holiday Deals Squeeze Verizon's Q4 Wireless Margins
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12/9/2014  |  2 comments
Verizon says promotional offers and high customers volume will hit at its wireless margins in Q4.
Eurobites: Telenor Strikes 5-Year Deal With Huawei
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12/9/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster uploads in Finland; Altice agrees to buy Portugal Telecom; Swisscom buys IT company.
China Mobile, Ooredoo, Nokia Hit 4.1G With LTE-A
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia Networks, Ooredoo Qatar and China Mobile achieve 4.1Gbit/s speed with TDD-FDD carrier aggregation.
Eurobites: 4G Fires European Recovery
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC looks at Com Hem; Nokia speeds up TDD-FDD LTE; big-name BT shareholder happy with mobile plans.
Eurobites: Orange Expects BT M&A Decision by Christmas
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12/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU probe into Orange's Jazztel bid; 4G in Kenya; Belgacom makes a difference in Brussels.
Verizon Begins 3G Refarming to Add LTE Capacity
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12/4/2014  |  3 comments
Verizon is starting to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE, but it will be a slow, gradual death for its 2G and 3G networks.
T-Mobile Brings Wideband LTE to San Diego
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12/4/2014  |  Post a comment
San Diego is the latest area to get up to a 50% increase in LTE mobile speeds from a Wideband LTE upgrade.
FCC Spectrum Auction Tops $40B in Bids
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12/3/2014  |  3 comments
The AWS-3 auction has pulled in more than double the total bids that the 700MHz auction did in 2008.
Eurobites: TeliaSonera, Telenor to Merge Danish Units
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12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Skype co-founder launches new multimedia-messaging app; Swisscom's network wins praise, and prize; Gulf contracts row.
Sprint Halves Rivals' Pricing Plans... Sorta
Light Reedy  | 
12/3/2014  |  2 comments
Sprint's promotion to halve the service pricing plans of those switching from AT&T or Verizon isn't as good as it seems when you factor in the new device requirements.
Has EE Solved the Rural Connectivity Challenge?
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12/2/2014  |  3 comments
UK mobile operator plans to reach connectivity-starved remote villages with wireless links that make use of its existing licensed spectrum assets.
Sprint Offers to Halve AT&T, Verizon Customers' Bills
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Sprint will provide unlimited talk and text to anywhere in the US while on the Sprint network, and match the customer's data allowance for half the cost they are currently paying for their monthly rate plan.
Ooredoo Launches LTE-A in Qatar With Nokia Networks
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia Networks combines 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum bands by upgrading the currently installed equipment with its carrier aggregation software.
Verizon Taps SpiderCloud for Dual-Band 4G Small Cells
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12/2/2014  |  2 comments
Vendor will provide its dual-mode LTE small cell system for Verizon's enterprise customers and public venue deployments.
NTT's 4G: Faster than a Speeding Shrimp?
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12/2/2014  |  11 comments
NTT DoCoMo loads up the crustacean cannon for a really blazing 4G ad.
EE Unveils Its Micro Network Plan
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Unique micro network technology provides coverage to remote areas with no need for broadband or cables.
Interview: Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
'Networks are back!' is one of the key messages from Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes, who also talks about the vendor's financial rehabilitation.
Eurobites: Fitch Signals End of Euro Telecom Slump
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12/2/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finland gets LTE in the 450MHz band; Sky prepares for possible M&A action; Millicom seeks new CEO.
The Big Spend on AWS Has Consequences
Jonestown  | 
12/1/2014  |  15 comments
The soaring bids for the FCC's AWS-3 auction will likely impact its planned Incentive auction and carrier capex plans, among other things.
Could Li Ka-Shing Crash BT's M&A Party?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/28/2014  |  2 comments
Hong Kong-based billionaire Li Ka-Shing is getting ready to start a mobile networks bidding war with BT, according to reports.
Mobinil Deploys Ericsson's Packet Core
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11/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Ericsson will provide professional services such as design and integration of the various nodes of the packet core as well as data migration services.
ABI Predicts Cat 9/10 LTE Handset Shipments
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11/27/2014  |  Post a comment
A new forecast from ABI Research expects the number of smartphones with Category 9 or Category 10 LTE modems, which enable mobile broadband speeds in the downlink of up to 450 Mbit/s, to reach 64 million in 2019.
Mid-Band's No Turkey! FCC Auction Tops $38B
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11/26/2014  |  18 comments
And it is not done yet, the auction will resume on December 1.
A1 Telekom Ramps 4G to 300 Mbit/s With Ericsson
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11/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Commercial deployment started in Graz and will extend to other parts of Austria in 2015.
Opera Builds App Store for Carriers
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11/26/2014  |  6 comments
Operators looking for a new way to get a cut of mobile apps can white label the browser developer's subscription app store and offer unlimited downloads for a weekly fee.
Why 5G Is a Different Beast
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11/26/2014  |  15 comments
What's being referred to as 5G is not just faster mobile broadband but a new way of thinking about connectivity and air interfaces.
NetNumber Adds Ex-AT&T Exec to Board
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11/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Appoints Andy Geisse advisor to board of directors.
From 4G to 5G: Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Geary
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11/25/2014  |  1 comment
Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.
Genband, Nokia Team Up on VoWiFi
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11/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Partnership enables Nokia Networks to offer Genband's Quantix evolved packet data gateway.
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CenturyLink: Building the Case for NFV

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At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development at CenturyLink, talks about how the US operator is approaching virtual network functions from an operational and business case perspective.
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Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine

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Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
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EE: The Road to 5G

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Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
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Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

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Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

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Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
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US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

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US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
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How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

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Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
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Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

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Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
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Event Highlights: Huawei at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014

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Huawei joined the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow Congress as one of the key sponsors and contributors. At the event, Huawei reinforced the openness and flexibility of its network infrastructure strategies, and provided updates on its SDN and NVF innovations. Through participations at the exhibitions, forums and speeches, Huawei encouraged the industry to "think bigger and ...
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How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark

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Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
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Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors

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Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
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TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B

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TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
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