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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.
Calnex Intros 100GigE Test Tool for Synchronization
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12/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Calnex Paragon-100G supports testing of switches and routers in accordance with ITU-T G.8262 (SyncE) and IEEE 1588 (PTP) standards.
Cox Biz Looks Beyond SMBs
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12/4/2014  |  1 comment
Larger businesses and carrier services, including small cell backhaul, will get more attention in 2015, says SVP Steve Rowley.
Vendors Split Over New Ethernet Specs
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12/3/2014  |  5 comments
Industry attention on 2.5GBit/s and 5Gbit/s Ethernet is heating up, but the emergence of two vendor groups, one boasting Brocade and the other Cisco, threatens to slow down interoperability.
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.
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.
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.
AlcaLu, Ooredoo Do 400G
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12/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor supplies African network operator with 400G optical technology to support 3G mobile services.
Why BT + EE Makes More Sense
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11/25/2014  |  5 comments
BT is talking to potential mobile M&A prey, and in my view EE makes more sense than O2 as a takeover target.
Telco Systems Boosts Backhaul for APAC Giant
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11/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Telco Systems selected by a Tier 1 mobile network operator in Asia-Pacific as part of its large-scale network modernization that will deliver 4G/LTE services to an expanding subscriber base.
Nokia Lays Out Financial, Strategic Plans
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11/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Nokia has set out its key 2015 and long-term financial targets and outlined its operational and strategic priorities at its Capital Markets Day.
Eurobites: Ericsson Plans $1.2B in Cuts
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky completes European acquisitions, tweaks name; drones latest!
ADVA's Oscilloquartz Claims Grandmaster Clock Breakthrough
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11/4/2014  |  Post a comment
OSA 5335 can support from 128 to over 3,000 remote PTP clients at 128 packets per second (PPS) – no kidding!
Sprint to Cut 2,000 More Jobs
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11/3/2014  |  16 comments
New CEO says that 'more changes are coming' for the management team too.
Poll: LTE-Advanced Not Yet Having an Impact
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11/3/2014  |  2 comments
LTE-Advanced may be deployed by 21 operators across the globe, but mobile users aren't yet feeling the effects of it – at least not they are aware of.
Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?
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10/30/2014  |  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.
Exalt Communications is Dead, Long Live Exalt Wireless!
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10/29/2014  |  7 comments
Exalt Wireless is born as a new company after managements buy assets of Exalt Communications following a process that is an alternative to bankruptcy.
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.
Adtran Gets Its CE 2.0 Badge
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Expands applications beyond FTTH Gigabit broadband service aggregation to include business Ethernet and small cell backhaul markets.
Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
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10/17/2014  |  5 comments
The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.
Europe's Fiber Sell-Off
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10/10/2014  |  1 comment
There's a lot of M&A activity in Europe being driven by demand for fiber assets.
Coriant Wins Deals in Brazil, Taiwan
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom and TIM Brasil join the Coriant club.
BTI Unveils New Ethernet Access Platform
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Adds BTI SA-805 service access platform for high-capacity Ethernet access.
Tower Cloud Jumps Into Business Services
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Backhaul specialist now offers Ethernet and wavelength services across southeastern US footprint.
Tower Cloud Intros Ethernet Private Line Service
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Mobile backhaul specialists capitalize on infrastructure investment with first enterprise-focused service.
Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
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9/29/2014  |  2 comments
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.
Exalt CEO: Company Lives On Following Management Buyout
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9/29/2014  |  4 comments
Exalt's CEO explains that the company's HQ was shut down for a short time as management bought out the company from its VC backers.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Adds to Small Cell Backhaul Mix
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 1,700 jobs lost at Phones 4u; BT signs solar-power deal; Google goes Dutch.
Poll: Optical Fiber Best for Backhaul
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9/23/2014  |  2 comments
Almost half of our poll respondents opted for fiber as the best medium for mobile backhaul.
Exclusive: Microwave Maven Exalt Is Cooked
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9/22/2014  |  12 comments
Exalt Communications has shut up shop after 10 years in the backhaul business, Light Reading has learned.
VeEX Rolls Out OTDR
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Tester for FTTx, metro Ethernet, mobile backhaul and more will debut at ECOC and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
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9/17/2014  |  2 comments
Is it smarter to centralize network intelligence for LTE-Advanced and 5G, or continue the Flat-IP 4G trend of pushing intelligence to the edge?
SMW Pics: Monkeying With Mobility
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9/12/2014  |  6 comments
Welcome to the weird: some glimpses of CTIA's Super Mobility Week.
Meet the Small Cell Forum's New Chairman
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9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law talks to Light Reading about virtualization, backhaul, SON and more after being appointed chairman of the Small Cell Forum.
Best for Backhaul
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9/12/2014  |  1 comment
Will optical fiber represent the best option for mobile backhaul as LTE traffic continues to grow?
Brighter Outlook For Dark Fiber in 4G Era
UBB Forum News  | 
9/11/2014  |  1 comment
Backhaul capacity needs have fuelled the dark fiber market once more.
Hetnet Software Tackles IP Backhaul Automation, Virtualized EPC
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9/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Hetnet Software to automate wireless IP network and virtualized packet core functions.
BLiNQ Bags $15.1M for Backhaul
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9/8/2014  |  Post a comment
BLiNQ Networks secures US$15.1 million Series B to accelerate global sales for adaptive mobile backhaul.
GSA: 16 Operators Trial LTE Multicast
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8/27/2014  |  1 comment
Trials and deployments of simultaneously broadcasting live video over LTE networks to multiple users are taking off, but roadblocks remain to widespread adoption.
FirstLight Fiber to Buy G4 Communications' Assets
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
New York-based regional fiber optic network operator FirstLight is acquiring G4, a New Hampshire broadband ISP.
Nokia Closes on SAC Buy
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8/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure vendor closes its acquisition of Schaumburg, Ill.-based indoor wireless specialist SAC Wireless.
Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
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8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.
PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
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8/14/2014  |  1 comment
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
Pics: DAS in the Deep Sea (Aquarium)
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8/14/2014  |  11 comments
Fish with antennas? Scary! Relax – it's just Connectivity Wireless Solutions making the case for DAS.
Sprint Drops Bid for T-Mobile – Reports
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8/5/2014  |  7 comments
The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.
Mimosa's Backhaul Bubbles With Massive MIMO
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8/5/2014  |  5 comments
Startup Mimosa intros a 1-Gig backhaul radio and says it can get customer installation costs below $100 in the city.
Procera Offers RAN Management Via the SIM
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8/4/2014  |  1 comment
DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.
Verizon Preps for 100G Ethernet NID Era
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7/18/2014  |  4 comments
Verizon tests transmission between two 100G Ethernet NIDs, signaling likely future deployment.
60GHz: Private Companies & Startups
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  12 comments
A quick primer on the private and startup companies working on 60GHz applications like WiGig connectivity and gigabit wireless backhaul.
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Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans

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Gary Johnson, the CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications, discusses the company's 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.
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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

12|11|14   |   05:07   |   (3) comments


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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