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LR Poll: Will Backhaul Be 5G's Bogeyman?
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8/24/2016  |  4 comments
In our latest poll, backhaul was cited as the most likely cause of 5G bottlenecks.
InfoVista Bulks Up With $45M Acquisition of Ascom's Network Testing Unit
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  1 comment
French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.
Adtran CEO: Broadband Boom Is Back
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
5G, IoT and virtualization all factor into another golden age ahead for faster broadband speeds.
Facebook Opens 'Area 404' Hardware Lab
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8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Consolidates multiple labs from around the world for easy collaboration on networking, connectivity, VR and other projects.
Waters Leaves Level 3 for Zayo
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8/1/2016  |  1 comment
CTO leaves after 18 years at Level 3 to report to Zayo CEO and Chairman Dan Caruso, a former Level 3 executive.
Light Reading Beyond
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7/28/2016  |  28 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Infinera Reports Q2
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera reports second quarter sales growth but warns of a downturn.
Vestberg's Seeds May Yet Bear Fruit for Next Ericsson CEO – Analyst
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
While his IP and M&A strategy may have been flawed, the track record of the now former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was in many ways tied to market trends and he may well have laid the foundations for growth, says Heavy Reading analyst.
BT Clings On to Openreach – Just
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7/26/2016  |  1 comment
UK regulator Ofcom rules that BT's access network division Openreach must have its own board and staff but will remain part of the UK national operator, falling short of structural separation.
Ofcom Announces Digital Comms Plans
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Ofcom rules that BT's Openreach division should become its own company within the BT Group.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
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7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Telenor Picks Ranplan for Small Cell & HetNet Planning
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ranplan has worked closely with the Telenor wireless network team based in Belgrade.
ADVA Reports Record Revenues in Q2
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA Optical Networking reports revenues of €157.2 million for the second quarter, a year-on-year increase of 40.1%.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.
Vodafone Boasts 23Gbit/s 5G Speeds in Tests With Huawei
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7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone has conducted a 5G field test in the UK that achieved data rates of more than 20 Gbit/s and provided downstream connectivity at 10 Gbit/s for multiple users.
SiC 'Em? GaN Bling? Infineon Drops $850M on Wolfspeed
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Infineon builds on its purchase last year of International Rectifier with the acquisition of Cree's Wolfspeed division, which also specializes in compound semiconductors.
Comcast Could Be Your Next Mobile Provider
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7/14/2016  |  2 comments
New Comcast mobile business unit formalizes the cableco's wireless ambitions.
Cisco Takes Ericsson Home to Meet the Family
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
After seven mostly quiet months, Cisco and Ericsson discussed details of their partnership this week, while Cisco also took Ericsson around to meet enterprise customers.
5G Calls for EU Rethink on Net Neutrality
Morris Lore  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.
Mimosa Uncorks Cheap Broadband With Snap, Crackle & MicroPoP!
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7/7/2016  |  2 comments
Mimosa moves into fixed-wireless broadband with 5GHz system delivering 300 Mbit/s or more.
Eurobites: Ericsson Firms Up Fiber Services With Abentel Buy
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7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre seeks level playing field; Openreach trials new ducts-and-poles processes; Digital Realty completes on Equinix data centers acquisition.
Cellcom Deploys RAD's Monitoring Tech
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6/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli operator Cellcom deploys RAD's Service Assured Access solutions for performance monitoring.
Assurance Test + Big Data Analysis Cure LTE Advanced Networks
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6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Big data analysis is becoming a crucial element in the testing of network systems by solving some baffling problems with previously unheard-of causes.
CS&L Buys Tower Cloud for $230M in Small Cells, 5G Play
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6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Combination of fiber assets expected to meet growing demand for wireless backhaul services in US market.
CommScope: How to Keep Up in Constant Change
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6/8/2016  |  1 comment
CommScope's Pinder Chauhan advises women in comms to be lifelong learners in an industry of constant change, to find what motivates them and to make a difference.
RAD Unveils Small Cell Aggregation Platform
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
RAD's small cell aggregation platform is designed to optimize backhaul in LTE and LTE-A advances networks and be used in 5G scenarios.
Eurobites: EU Data Watchdog Dents Privacy Shield
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange renews MVNO agreement with Belgium's Telenet; Microsoft accused of breaking promises in Finland; 4G networks in briefcases and rucksacks.
Facebook Lauds Terragraph Cost Savings
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5/24/2016  |  1 comment
Social networking giant claims its 60GHz technology will make alternative connectivity solutions look uneconomical.
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
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5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT are beginning to bear fruit.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Wireless Service (3G, 4G, Carrier WiFi)
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5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Sprint, Boingo, M1, Parallel Wireless and Hutchison are in the running for the award for creatively extending wireless service offerings.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.
RJio Bulks Up on Fiber to Aid 4G
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
RJio hopes to turn a fiber lead over its rivals into a 4G advantage.
Allied Fiber Caught in Financial Battle
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4/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Senior investor moves to force three subsidiaries into voluntary bankruptcy, planning to sell fiber and colocation assets.
Analysts More Than Bullish on Comcast MVNO
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4/22/2016  |  5 comments
Analysts believe Comcast has the power to seriously disrupt the wireless market.
Boingo Cultivates a New Spirit
Mentor Monday  | 
4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Boingo CTO Derek Peterson and VP Lauren de la Fuente give a glimpse into the WiFi provider's culture and share advice for men and women in the industry.
Eurobites: EU Approves Rejigged Data Rules
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4/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: doubt cast on Privacy Shield; Deutsche Telekom settles with workers; Orange Egypt turns to NEC for LTE backhaul.
KT, NEC Test 5G Backhaul System
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4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
KT and NEC have successfully tested a 5G backhaul solution utilizing E-band spectrum.
Eurobites: 15,000 Telecom Italia Jobs at Risk
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4/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hails wireless backhaul breakthrough; Hutchison offers more concessions on O2 deal; Safaricom strikes broadband deal with Kenya Power.
Be a WiC Leading Light, Like Hedy Lamarr!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/5/2016  |  3 comments
There's only a few days left to vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
Mitel, DragonWave Collaborate on 5G
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3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Joint initiative focused on advancing the development of 5G networking.
Vodafone India to Buy YOU Broadband for $60M – Report
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3/30/2016  |  1 comment
A takeover of YOU Broadband would bolster Vodafone's fixed-line capabilities and could help to support its introduction of 4G services.
Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time
Shades of Ray  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.
RAD Secures Patent for Its Pluggable Packet Master Clock
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3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Patent covers the embedding of a primary reference time clock and an IEEE 1588 Grandmaster clock inside a small form factor pluggable (SFP) device.
Eurobites: Etisalat Tests Microwave Backhaul in Egypt
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3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat appoints new group CEO; Orange puts Brahmaputra to the test; OTT trends in France and the UK.
Accedian FlowBROKER Transforms QoE Assurance
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3/24/2016  |  Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress 2016, Accedian explores the limitations of network core-based deep packet inspection (DPI) and quality of experience (QoE) analyzers, and shares how its FlowBROKER distributed packet capture solution helps operators resolve performance issues more quickly, and automate network resource control and planning in preparation for 5G, by detecting issues in the RAN and backhaul network. Plus: A response to Accedian winning the GLOMO Award for Best Mobile Technology Enabler.
Leading Lights Deadline Looms
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2016  |  2 comments
Hurry up folks -- you've got only days to hit the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards.
Infinera Claims Fronthaul Coup in Hong Kong
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3/9/2016  |  2 comments
Hutchison Global Communications deploys vendor's fronthaul transport gear to offer wholesale services to Hong Kong's mobile operators.
Eurobites: KPN Plots Savings Roadmap
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3/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cosmote tries Hauwei's Super Dual Band technology; TalkTalk has a rethink; Virgin carries weather data for Met Office.
Casa Goes to the (Wireless) Edge
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2/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Delving deeper into the wireless space, Casa Systems unveils two new edge products to help mobile providers deliver better service to customers and deploy small cells.
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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