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Eurobites: CityFibre Hooks Up With Vodafone
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10/6/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GCHQ deploys Smurf army, says Snowden; Safe Harbor ruling could spell trouble for Facebook and others; Telenet/BASE deal comes under scrutiny.
Vodafone, Liberty Call Off Asset-Swap Talks
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9/28/2015  |  Post a comment
The failure of discussions about an exchange of assets leaves both service providers in dire need of alternatives.
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.
T-Mobile Woos IoT Switchers With 4G Discount
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9/11/2015  |  4 comments
Carrier is working with Numerex on an IoT upgrade program that will price 4G network access fees at lower rates than the cost to ride 2G.
CommScope Adds Small Cells to DAS With Airvana Buy
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9/8/2015  |  11 comments
Acquisition will bring together Airvana small cells with CommScope DAS, creating a company that covers all the connectivity bases indoors.
Verizon & Partners to Field Test 5G in 2016
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/8/2015  |  4 comments
Carrier says it feels a 'tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G' and is planning to field test the technology with partners next year.
Network Slicing Key to Nokia's 5G Framework
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9/2/2015  |  5 comments
Nokia pulls together a framework for a programmable 5G architecture with network slicing as the key element to make 5G more than just another network.
Ciena Boosts 5430 Capacity, Deploys With SK Telecom
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
WaveLogic3 Extreme chipset pushes OTN switch capacity above 15 Tbit/s.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Hutch Buy Qualcomm's UK Spectrum
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8/26/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia deploys small cells for Ooredoo; Serbia and Kosovo reach telecom rapprochement; Millicom hires Gordon; Huawei wins SBC deal with Telefónica.
5G-Focused Startup Siklu Gets $18M More
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8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli millimeter wave startup focuses on 5G and GTTH.
Fujitsu Unveils Disaggregated Architecture Offering
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Blade-based 1Finity family spans packet-optical, transport, access, wireless, and employs SDN principles.
Verizon Revs Up Wireline Race With NG-PON2
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8/11/2015  |  8 comments
Verizon throws down the gigabit gauntlet with a new NG-PON2 field test and plans to issue an RFP for commercial rollout of the high-speed broadband technology later this year.
Qualcomm M&A Move Signals New Fixed Broadband Battle
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8/11/2015  |  2 comments
Acquisition of struggling fixed broadband chip vendor sets it against Broadcom and Intel in the battle to win business in the xDSL and device and infrastructure market.
Sprint Promises Better LTE on Lower Capex
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8/4/2015  |  3 comments
With help from SoftBank, Sprint will deploy thousands of new macro sites and tens of thousands of small cells to improve its network without upping capex.
ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
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8/3/2015  |  1 comment
ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.
ADVA Acquires Time4 Systems
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8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA's Oscilloquartz unit brings on small form factor clock technology via Time4.
Verizon Small Cells Ready to Rock in Chicago
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7/31/2015  |  10 comments
Carrier deploys 12 small cells in Chicago's Grant Park to prepare for the more than 124 terrabytes of mobile usage expected at this weekend's Lollapooloza.
AlcaLu Grows Profits Ahead of Nokia Deal
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The equipment maker has reported a smaller net loss than in the year-earlier quarter despite a sales squeeze in North America and China.
Ericsson's Stock Rises on Q2 Margin Improvements
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7/17/2015  |  Post a comment
The Swedish vendor says restructuring remains on track but continues to depend on non-US business and favorable currency effects for sales growth.
Accedian Builds APAC Bridgehead at SK Telecom
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7/15/2015  |  7 comments
South Korean's deployment of Accedian's performance monitoring technology as part of an integrated mobile network assurance strategy is set to further raise the vendor's profile in Asia.
SK Telecom Deploys Accedian's Monitoring Tech
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7/15/2015  |  Post a comment
SK Telecom is monitoring its multivendor mobile network using performance assurance tools from Accedian Networks.
Farewell to Longtime Tellabs Chief Birck
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7/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Mike Birck guided Tellabs for more than 30 years over a span of five decades.
BSNL Looks to WiFi for Revival
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7/13/2015  |  1 comment
India's state-backed mobile operator is hoping WiFi technology will help it to overcome cellular-related difficulties.
Waiting for Buhari: Can New Government Transform Nigeria Into Digital Economy?
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7/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Guy Zibi, managing director and chief analyst at Xalam Analytics, looks at the prospects for Nigeria under a new president.
Ruckus Intros Outdoor WiFi Bridge
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7/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Ruckus claims industry's first long-range, gigabit-class outdoor WiFi bridging system.
C-RAN Small Cell Notches a Stadium Win
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7/7/2015  |  3 comments
Regional carrier Nex-Tech Wireless replaced its DAS system at a Fort Hays stadium with Airvana's C-RAN small cell system for more affordable LTE coverage.
Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  3 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.
Indian Data Towers Market to Soar – Deloitte
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6/25/2015  |  1 comment
Growth in usage of data services will spur a dramatic increase in the number of dedicated mobile towers, according to new research.
RAD Data Lands Major Backhaul Deal
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6/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Major pan-European operator expands deployment of RAD's service assured access solutions.
Tykes Talk Tech
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6/22/2015  |  9 comments
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...
Cox Business Pursues $5B Market
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6/19/2015  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
DoCoMo & EE Share 5G Visions
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6/10/2015  |  1 comment
As the industry searches for 5G answers, two telcos shed some light on their mobile network evolution strategies.
US Cellular Seeking New 5G OFDM Waveform
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6/9/2015  |  3 comments
CTO of the Chicago-based operator says that 5G will require a new waveform, but one that's based on an evolved form of OFDM.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Best New Product (Mobile)
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6/8/2015  |  1 comment
Early moves in mobile virtualization, wireless video and UC consolidation all make the cut for Leading Lights.
Vodafone in Asset-Swap Talks With Liberty
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6/5/2015  |  3 comments
Vodafone and Liberty may swap assets or team up in parts of Europe but say they are not talking about a merger.
Sprint & Cisco Bring WiFi to Downtown KC
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6/4/2015  |  1 comment
Sprint's hometown will become Cisco's latest Smart+Connected city, the first in the US and the first to be supported by a wireless operator.
Small Carriers Make the Case for Low Band
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6/3/2015  |  10 comments
The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.
Intel to Buy Altera for $16.7B
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6/2/2015  |  1 comment
All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.
Getting Massive at DoCoMo's 5G Lab
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6/1/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT DoCoMo is testing a number of 5G technologies in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Connected Cars Spell Trouble for Cellular, Says Machina
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5/21/2015  |  5 comments
New research suggests the proliferation of connected cars could be a major network problem for mobile operators.
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.
Verizon Saves 60% Swapping Copper for Fiber
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5/19/2015  |  16 comments
Just 2,000 more to go as the carrier looks to swap out all the copper in its central offices for fiber, significantly reducing their size, costs and energy usage.
Ofcom Does Not Rule Out BT Carve-Up
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
UK regulator indicates that all options are on the table during its first strategic review of the market in a decade.
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.
Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
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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.
BT Kicks Up Stink Over Dark Fiber Proposals
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
UK incumbent insists Ofcom's proposals would be detrimental to the business connectivity market after the regulator aims for some bold changes.
Crown Castle Sells Australia Business for $1.6B
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Proceeds will support Crown Castle's $1 billion takeover of Sunesys and help to pay off debts.
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.
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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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Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

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Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
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Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
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Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

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Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
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BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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