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Exclusive: It's Lights Out for AOptix
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2016  |  1 comment
After 15 years in business, the hybrid radio/FSO provider has abruptly shut up shop and is selling off its assets.
Mobile Backhaul Performance Management – Challenges, Requirements, Benefits and ROI
Information Resources  | 
2/5/2016  | 
This whitepaper discusses in depth the current (and future!) underlying business and technical challenges network operations and engineering teams face when assuring the performance of their increasingly complex mobile backhaul networks. In particular, what requirements Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) need to meet, and how a next-generation network performance management solution can bring significant benefits to the business.
Case study: Ooredoo Tunisia | InfoVista’s Performance Insight Reduces OPEX and CAPEX of State-of-the-art IP Backhaul Network
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2/5/2016  | 
Ooredoo Tunisia, the leader in Tunisian mobile telephony, was able to bring 3G services to its customers only three months after receiving the license. As part of this achievement, the network team focused its engineering efforts on deploying a 10 Gigabit IP backhaul aggregation infrastructure.
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
ZenFi Brings Dense Dark Fiber to NYC
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
New kind of edge network will enable content caching and compute processing to bloom at the neighborhood level for greater efficiency.
Are Huawei & ZTE About to Feel a Thaw in the Comms Cold War?
Jonestown  | 
1/28/2016  |  4 comments
A change of administration in Washington could signal fresh opportunities in the US for Huawei and ZTE.
MSOs: We're Not Building National Biz Net
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1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Charter and Cox execs say the efforts to link cable networks for business customers are routine automation efforts for buying and selling access.
Ericsson Shares Tumble Despite Profit Growth
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  9 comments
Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.
FirstLight Fiber Expands Further in New York
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1/26/2016  |  1 comment
FirstLight Fiber adds 36,000 route miles of fiber in three New York counties to expand its Ethernet, mobile backhaul and enterprise services for Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
Mobile Ops Investing in Kumu's Full Duplex
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1/22/2016  |  Post a comment
New funding round of $25M includes three major operators but isn't a sign the bandwidth doubling technology will be commercial any time soon.
TIM Tests Kumu's Full Duplex in Turin
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1/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Telecom Italia's mobile arm TIM says it successfully used Kumu's Full Duplex Relay technology in a small cell backhaul application in Turin.
Cisco, Wireless Ops Back $25M in Kumu Funding
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1/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco and three major telecom operators have joined the 'C' round of funding for Kumu Networks, which is claiming a breakthrough on Full Duplex wireless technology.
Ericsson Shares Drop on Analyst Downgrade
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1/15/2016  |  14 comments
Deutsche Bank flags concern about the company's IP routing business and risks posed by emerging markets.
Vodafone Awards LTE Deal to Nokia – Reports
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1/14/2016  |  2 comments
The Finnish vendor is still thriving in India, thanks partly to a new 4G deal with Vodafone.
ADVA Adds NFV Smarts With $35M Overture Acquisition
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1/13/2016  |  3 comments
Optical and Ethernet specialist ADVA says it is creating an 'NFV powerhouse' by acquiring Overture.
China Unicom, Telecom Flag Strategic Partnership
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1/13/2016  |  Post a comment
A strategic partnership between China's second- and third-biggest operators could help them close the gap with market leader China Mobile.
Telefónica Kickstarts Spinoff of Some Assets
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1/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Reuters reports that the Spanish service provider is creating a new unit that includes some of its towers, undersea cable and data center assets.
BT Names Clive Selley as New Openreach CEO
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2016  |  1 comment
Selley will replace Joe Garner before the end of March and takes over at a transitional time for BT and the Openreach business.
Nokia Confirms Leadership Team
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1/8/2016  |  5 comments
Nokia executives will take ten of the 13 top spots in the newly merged company.
CityFibre Takes On BT With $136M KCOM Acquisition
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12/14/2015  |  1 comment
Small UK altnet could become a bigger threat to BT following a $136M takeover of KCOM.
Cox Business Nears $2 Billion Revenue Goal
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/11/2015  |  1 comment
Cox Business is closing in on its 2016 revenue target while prepping new services for both smaller firms and enterprises.
Sprint's Small Cell Suppliers Could Include Some Surprises
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2015  |  1 comment
Sprint has RFPs out for 4G small cells and updated backhaul for its network upgrade efforts.
Bharti's $9B Network Splurge in India
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2015  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is to embark on a major network upgrade as mobile broadband competition intensifies.
Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.
Infinera, EBlink Deliver Fronthaul Gear to Orange
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11/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Partnership plans to deliver both fiber and wireless-based solutions and to provide an end-to-end fronthaul architecture.
Meet the Queen of Laser Radio Tech
Mentor Monday  | 
11/23/2015  |  1 comment
Christina Richards, AOptix's VP of Marketing, crossed the bridge from electrical engineering to marketing, and she shares her advice to women looking to do the same.
Zayo Sees the Light in Europe's Dark Fiber
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11/20/2015  |  Post a comment
The acquisitive "bandwidth infrastructure" player sees a bright future in providing dark fiber services to Europe's mobile operators.
Cox, Accedian Show Off Small Cell PoC
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11/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox Business Services and Accedian have devised a small cell deployment methodology devised for large scale rollouts.
Transit Wireless Subway Service Comes to the Bronx
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11/13/2015  |  5 comments
WiFi and cell service coming to initial Brooklyn stations and downtown Manhattan next.
'This Industry Will Be Won & Lost In the Next Three Years' – John Chambers
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11/10/2015  |  14 comments
Cisco executive chairman John Chambers explains the rationale behind the 'next-generation strategic partnership' with Ericsson – it's all about speed.
Vodafone Rules Out Emerging-Markets Spin-Off
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11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
UK-based operator says there is more value in remaining a single organization but hints it is still open to asset-swap talks with Liberty Global.
'Ciscosson' Aims for Future-Proof Partnership
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11/9/2015  |  2 comments
New partners Cisco and Ericsson will need to persuade customers they are committed to a long-term relationship and not just a brief encounter.
5G: Verizon's New Home Invasion?
Jonestown  | 
11/5/2015  |  10 comments
Verizon is getting creative with 5G, Light Reading hears, and examining new ways to deliver broadband to the home.
Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2
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11/3/2015  |  27 comments
Further pictorial coverage from the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.
ADVA Shrinks Its Grandmaster Clock
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11/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Synchronization device can be deployed in the most space-restrictive environments.
Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015
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11/2/2015  |  27 comments
UPDATED! Find out which top level industry executives graced this year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong and the hot topics they discussed during the first day of the event.
Metro 100G In Demand
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/2/2015  |  11 comments
Vodafone Germany's WDM Team Leader Jakob Pojda talks about the catalysts for metro 100G deployments and other trends in the optical transport market.
Vodafone UK Looking Into 1Gbit/s 4G
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2015  |  1 comment
Just days after EE announced plans for 1Gbit/s 4G trials, Vodafone has revealed it is also exploring the 4G gigabit possibilities.
Nokia Already Boosted by AlcaLu, Says Suri
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10/29/2015  |  1 comment
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri claims the new certainty of a tie-up with Alcatel-Lucent is opening up fresh opportunities for the Finnish vendor.
Verizon: Cloudy With a Chance of Radios!
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2015  |  2 comments
Verizon is pushing ahead with C-RAN plans, the company's EVP of Wireless Operations tells Light Reading.
The Need for Experience-Driven Backhaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/27/2015  |  Post a comment
As wireless applications continue to evolve, it's essential that network performance be aligned with the characteristics of current and future apps.
New Mobile Services Demand Backhaul Rethink
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/13/2015  |  Post a comment
As more speed and capacity is built into the RAN to accommodate video growth and other new services, operators will need to rethink the principles of backhaul operation.
Huawei Hosts Inaugural Best Experience Mobile Backhaul Summit
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10/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei successfully hosted the first Best Experience Mobile Backhaul Summit in Bali.
Eurobites: CityFibre Hooks Up With Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2015  |  6 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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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