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DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint
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2/27/2017  |  1 comment
German telco outlines plans to make 5G available across '100%' of its network footprint but highlights some big cost hurdles.
Ericsson & Panasonic Join to Deliver Smart, Sustainable Energy Solutions
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and Panasonic will join forces to bring Panasonic lithium ion batteries to Ericsson's energy-as-a-service solution, reducing total cost of ownership by 20%.
Eurobites: DT Makes Big NB-IoT Push
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva eyes 5G role in UK; more 5G partnerships; Cell C spurns Telkom's advances; Proximus gets earnings boost from cuts.
ADVA Reports Record Annual Revenues
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Full year 2016 revenues are up 28% to €566.7 million, but ADVA's margins took a hit.
Nokia Enhances Its 'Anyhaul' Portfolio
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Updates microwave, IP, optical, mobile and fixed access product lines to support next gen fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
Mastercard & Boingo Join Forces for Global Unlimited WiFi Access
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Service is now live for select HSBC Mastercard cardholders on four continents.
AT&T, Shentel Test Blue Danube MIMO
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor completed first commercial trials of its Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system in licensed FDD LTE spectrum.
Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
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2/16/2017  |  6 comments
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
Ericsson Boasts 5G Platform
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson believes it is first to market with a combined core and radio for 5G use cases and covering all frequency ranges.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
Nokia Pitches Its Broadband Gear at Mobile Operators
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia evolves its broadband access gear to encompass mobile front haul and backhaul transport as well as consumer and enterprise services.
Infinera Launches Mobile Transport Products
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera has added new products designed to deliver fronthaul and backhaul transport options for mobile operators.
Could Trump Give a Boost to German Broadband?
Morris Lore  | 
2/1/2017  |  1 comment
A deal involving T-Mobile could help Deutsche Telekom to fund broadband improvements in its heartlands.
Intelsat's 33e Enter Satellite Service
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat Epic high-throughput satellites, successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on January 29.
Light Reading's BCE Takes the Telecom Revolution Back to Austin
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1/24/2017  |  1 comment
John Donovan, AT&T; Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink; and Ed Chan, Verizon, set to keynote at Light Reading's Big Communications Event, May 15-17.
Cable Has One Thing Verizon Needs
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1/17/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon buying Comcast or Charter? Preposterous! Except...
Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices
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1/12/2017  |  2 comments
Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time.
Verizon Proves NG-PON2 Interoperability
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.
Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
Shades of Ray  | 
1/5/2017  |  3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
Heavy Reading: 5G Disruption Details
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown details the 5G disruption expected for 2017 and beyond.
Huawei Upgrades MTN's Backhaul Network in Nigeria
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12/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Upgrade will enable MTN to provide 100Mbit/s mobile Internet access for users in Nigeria.
Eurobites: Over-the-Top Services Under the Cosh
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12/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor under suspicion; fund managers don't like BT/Ofcom separation; Mediaset shares soar on Vivendi rumors.
Verizon's Boston Smart Cities Pilot Begins
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12/9/2016  |  4 comments
With construction underway, Verizon expects to start collecting useful data from its Smart Cities pilot project in Boston before the end of the year.
5G on Track but Fragmentation Still a Concern
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12/8/2016  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading analyst highlights a few lingering worries about 5G fragmentation but says 5G standardization efforts remain on track.
Huawei Energy-Efficiency Standard Gets ITU Approval
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12/7/2016  |  Post a comment
After two years of debates and repeated demonstration, the ITU-T L.1350 standard has finally been established.
Telefónica Trials Nokia's XGS-PON With 5G in Mind
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Telefónica prepares for 5G with successful test of Nokia's next-generation fiber technology XGS-PON.
FCC Prepares to Vote on Price Regulation
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11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC is set to vote this week on whether to impose new price controls on network connectivity for enterprise services, carrier backhaul and systems that include ATMs and credit card machines.
Arris CEO Hints at Wireless M&A – Could Ruckus Be a Target?
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Arris may want to acquire wireless networking assets, and Ruckus just came up for sale.
Small Cell Connectivity Drives $1.5B Acquisition
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11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Crown Castle's acquisition of FiberNet is all about getting additional fiber network assets that can hook up small cells.
Broadcom Bags Brocade for $5.9B
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11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcom to retain Brocade's Fibre Channel SAN Switching business and divest Brocade's IP Networking business, including recently acquired Ruckus Wireless.
Eurobites: Finns Put NB-IoT on Trial
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11/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IoT in Ireland; KPN launches VoLTE service; UK pumps £1.9 billion into cybersecurity; did Trump ping Russia?
What Will Be The Most Expensive Element of 5G to Deploy?
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11/1/2016  |  Post a comment
There's no question that 5G networks will be both different from previous wireless networks, and challenging and expensive to deploy. But which element will cost the most to get done?
Is Brocade for Sale?
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10/31/2016  |  2 comments
Broadcom is a possible suitor in a deal that could close this week.
Uniti Has Massive Fiber Buildout Plans
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10/27/2016  |  1 comment
New networks feature parallel conduits with 288-count fiber strands each to satisfy need for 5G, cloud-RAN network of the future.
Next-Gen Calix OLT Gives Verizon an Edge
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
New Calix E9-2 product supports NG-PON2 and combines OLT with network aggregation and service edge functions.
Sprint: Revenue up 3%, Capex Will Rise Again
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10/25/2016  |  7 comments
Sprint execs explain why the operator's capex is so low right now, while CEO says AT&T-TW deal makes Sprint more 'strategic.'
Ericsson Swings to First Net Loss in 4 Years
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10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Sales and earnings declines amid weak market conditions have taken a heavy toll on the Swedish vendor.
Mainly-Mobile VimpelCom Has Big Fixed Plans
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10/20/2016  |  1 comment
The emerging-markets operator is looking to a plethora of technologies to reinvigorate its business.
Broadband Aloft Can Connect 1 Billion
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10/19/2016  |  3 comments
Project Loon aims to connect 1 billion in rural areas using high altitude balloons, free space optics and tunable spectrum technology.
Comba Rides Virtualization Wave to the Edge
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10/14/2016  |  2 comments
A Hong Kong antenna specialist is making waves in the field of mobile edge computing.
Fixed Wireless Revival: Windstream Eyes New Multi-Megabit Markets in US
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10/11/2016  |  1 comment
Windstream to extend 39GHz last-mile fixed wireless broadband in up to 72 markets in the US.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
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10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
AT&T Claims 'Breakthrough' With New Power Line Delivery Tech for 4G, 5G
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9/20/2016  |  15 comments
The signal rises alongside power lines using tiny plastic antennas.
Sprint CEO: We'll Lease Spectrum as Soon as Possible
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9/20/2016  |  6 comments
Spectrum rules all, as Sprint CEO talks leasing, 5G and deploying tens of thousands of new radios on the network.
Comcast Will Go Wireless in 2017
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9/20/2016  |  7 comments
Comcast will take its first step toward becoming a wireless carrier in 2017 with a network that combines Verizon cellular assets and Comcast's own WiFi hotspots.
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
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9/19/2016  |  2 comments
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?
Now for Something Completely Different: Interconnect Based on Quantum Dots
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9/16/2016  |  1 comment
A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
Prime Reading  | 
9/15/2016  |  5 comments
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.
DASAN, Zhone Merge for Ultra-Broadband Battle
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9/12/2016  |  4 comments
South Korea's DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged in an effort to take on the gigabit broadband equipment sector's big hitters, but the new company has its work cut out.
DASAN Networks, Zhone Complete Merger
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9/12/2016  |  Post a comment
DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged to form a new player in the broadband equipment market, DASAN Zhone Solutions Inc.
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Introducing OrbTV: Netscout's MWC Day 1 Recap

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The executive team of Netscout reviews the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for OrbTV -- Light Reading and Netscout's full coverage of the show. We'll have daily show recaps, service provider interviews and tours of the show floor.
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Innovation at MWC: Low-Power IoT for Scottish Sea Lions

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Light Reading's Liz Coyne tours the GSMA's Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2017. A key theme of this year's event is how low-power or no-power IoT devices could become a part of our everyday lives. Imagine a world in which over 15 billion shipping pallets communicate with cellular networks down the entire supply chain. Or a parka that reveals your ...
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Huawei Will Accelerate the Spread of the Video Business

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What is the future of the booming video business? What changes will happen to the video industry chain in the future? Hunter Hu, VP of Huawei Video Product Line, shares his viewpoints and explains how Huawei can be an enabler and accelerate the spread of the video business.
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Frost & Sullivan's Jonas Zelba on Going Beyond Connectivity

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Telecom operators across the globe are trying to understand what can they offer beyond connectivity. Operators are already introducing new and innovative services but they are faced with challenges due to unclear business models. Jonas highlights that no one operator can offer all the services itself. Operators in the Middle East should look within their ecosystem ...
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IDC's Paul Black on Cloudification

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Paul Black from IDC shares his insights on how cloudification is expected to combile all aspects of digital transformation.
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Industry Expert Michael Howard Talks About Cloud Native

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Cloud Native is a really nice term and a lot of people are using it. But most of them have their own definition of what Cloud Native means. Michael Howard offers his take on the terminology.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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What WTTX Can Deliver

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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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