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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  |  Post a 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
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9/11/2014  |  Post a 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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
Light Reading Announces The Big Telecom Event 2015
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7/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Second annual event for the global communications sector triples in size and scope.
60GHz: A Frequency to Watch
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7/10/2014  |  13 comments
60GHz finally appears to be on the cusp of being a more widely used technology for super-fast short-range and wider area links.
China Mobile Deploys Ericsson's Fiber Fronthaul Solution
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
First commercial deployment of a C-RAN based architecture at China Mobile for TD-LTE services uses Ericsson's fiber fronthaul solution.
Zayo Files for IPO
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7/4/2014  |  3 comments
Wholesale services specialist Zayo files its IPO documents, but warns that profits are still some way off.
(Better) Power to the People
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7/3/2014  |  3 comments
Gainesville Regional Utilities deploys smart grid communications infrastructure in an effort to reduce outages and give customers more automation options.
A Concise Guide to Mobile Backhaul Synchronization White Paper
Information Resources  | 
7/3/2014  | 

As the Mobile Backhaul increases bandwidth between radio equipment and core networks to keep up with demand, legacy TDM links are being replaced by more efficient Ethernet links. However, with packet switched networks (PSN) being inherently asynchronous, the question arises as to what could fill the void of providing the tight frequency and phase synchronization required by the mobile base stations and other real-time applications.

Several technologies like IEEE 1588v2 Precision timing protocol, ITU-T G.8261 Synchronous Ethernet and GPS-disciplined clocks are currently available to fill that gap. Since each one has its strengths and weaknesses, and solutions may include a combination of them, Mobile Backhaul Synchronization is currently a hot topic being studied and discussed by standardization bodies and service providers' labs around the world. This white paper provides a concise guide to these new synchronization techniques, with an emphasis on the IEEE 1588v2 Precision Timing Protocol (PTP).

Nokia Buys SAC for Better Indoor Wireless in the US
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  2 comments
Acquisition of the DAS company will strengthen Nokia's infrastructure play – particularly in indoor enterprise environments – in the US.
Big Data Saves T-Mobile Big Bucks
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2014  |  8 comments
Moving to Hadoop-based storage and analytics platform from RainStor makes data analytics faster and less expensive.
ZTE Proposes 5G Architecture
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6/25/2014  |  1 comment
ZTE releases first 5G architecture based on dynamic mesh networking.
Alcatel-Lucent Invests in Fronthaul Specialist
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6/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent strengthens its ultra-broadband offering through partnership and investment in Wireless Fronthaul leader, EBlink.
Sprint's Saw: '5G' Opp Is Moving Signal Closer to Customers
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6/24/2014  |  Post a comment
5G will ultimately become "personal backhaul for 5G points of presence," Sprint's chief network operator says.
Google's '5G' Buy: Eyeing IPR Ahead?
Jonestown  | 
6/23/2014  |  3 comments
Alpental buy gets Google some radio talent now and helps it hedge bets on a 5G future.
Sprint Goes Live With 8T8R in Chicago
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2014  |  4 comments
Sprint is wrapping up field tests of 8T8R antennas, and its first base stations are now live in Chicago.
Google Buys Alpental for Potential 5G Future
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2014  |  9 comments
Google has bought a millimeter wave radio startup founded by ex-Clearwire execs that may give it table stakes in the future of 5G.
Transmode Sharpens Its Focus
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6/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Sten Nordell, Transmode's CTO discusses his company's strategy around packet optical and mobile backhaul/fronthaul.
Transmode Debuts Fronthaul Muxponder at BTE
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6/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Fronthaul Muxponder optimized for transport of multiple CPRI and Synchronous Ethernet services over a single 10G wavelength.
Cisco to Buy Hot Startup Tail-f for $175M
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2014  |  8 comments
Cisco has struck a deal to acquire next-generation network management and orchestration specialist Tail-f, one of the darlings of the SDN world.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best New Product (Mobile)
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6/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics for carriers, self-optimizing networks, business small cells and a little app that could save you big money are among the contenders for the best mobile product of 2014 at Leading Lights.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Outstanding Components Vendor
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6/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Seven companies have been shortlisted for the inaugural Leading Lights award for outstanding components vendor.
Urban Jungle Is Still Too Wild for Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
6/11/2014  |  6 comments
Operator CTOs remind the industry why they're not yet ready for the mass deployment of public access small cells.
BT's Wireless Re-Entry Starts With Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2014  |  5 comments
The service provider's wireless plans include small cells in the home and enterprise, an MVNO relationship, and a new LTE core using recently acquired spectrum.
Small Cell Forum Tackles Urban, Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2014  |  1 comment
Forum's latest release focuses on urban deployment challenges, but its members are focused on understanding virtualization's role in their small cell networks.
AT&T Turns to DOCSIS for Small Cell Backhaul
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6/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier's AVP of small cells says it working with cable companies to lease their backhaul, and is already in deployment in some enterprise use cases.
Cox Joins Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Club
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6/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Cox Business becomes the third major US MSO business services unit to receive Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum, joining Comcast and TWC.
Ciena Soars on Strong Demand
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6/6/2014  |  2 comments
Stock leaps more than 18% as vendor exceeds expectations and forecasts even better times ahead from a broadening customer base.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Telecom Product, Part 2
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5/30/2014  |  4 comments
Check out the second batch of Leading Lights contenders in this category.
Huawei Names US Lead, Reminds Us It's Still Here
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5/21/2014  |  22 comments
Huawei names Ming He to lead its US operations, such as they are...
He Heads Huawei US Operations
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5/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The China-based vendor giant announces that carrier networks executive Ming He will lead its US operations.
Zain Kuwait Deploys NEC Backhaul Gear
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5/20/2014  |  Post a comment
New contract with Zain Kuwait that will enable the operator to increase its LTE, 3G, and 2G network capacity.
Radio Revolutions on the Road to 5G
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5/15/2014  |  7 comments
Fresh approaches to radio technology from startups are coming to fruition, which may end up helping to power 5G.
Towerstream Teams With AlcaLu on Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2014  |  2 comments
After an initial deal with Verizon, tower company hopes to attract more wireless operators to lease its small cell real estate with the help of the big-name vendors.
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

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INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

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Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

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In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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