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SoftBank Choose Coriant for Metro
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Japan's Softbank BB Corp. picks Coriant's 7100 Nano platform for high-speed metro network needs.
5G Use Cases, Pre-Standards Groups Proliferate
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
Everyone wants to have a say in how 5G will develop, with many different groups outlining their visions of 5G and vowing to play nice with the other groups.
5G Visions Dazzle at MWC
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
5G promises to improve your life, not just speed your mobile Internet connection.
Rural Rounds Out Small Cell Forum's Releases
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3/3/2015  |  2 comments
With its use cases wrapped up, the Forum is tackling LTE-U, virtualization, 5G and other technology trends affecting the mini-RANs.
AT&T Connects Cars & Trash Cans
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3/2/2015  |  3 comments
AT&T isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it comes to the Internet of Things.
Q&A: The Castle in T-Mobile's LTE Network
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
Grant Castle, T-Mobile VP of engineering services and QA, talks to Light Reading about the carrier's spectrum position, plans for LTE-U, RCS, small cells and more.
Poll: NFV/SDN, 5G & IoT to Dominate MWC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/1/2015  |  2 comments
According to Light Reading's poll of 900 readers, NFV and SDN, followed by 5G and the IoT, will dominate headlines at this year's mobile extravaganza in Barcelona.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
Artemis's pCell Network Coming Soon Via Dish
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2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Startup promising to greatly improve LTE network performance will launch on Dish's spectrum in San Fran, as well as make its Hub available for indoor testing.
Alcatel-Lucent Integrates Siklu for Millimeter Wave Backhaul
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2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Adding millimeter wave radios bolsters Alcatel-Lucent high-capacity backhaul offering.
MWC: Let the Madness Begin
Shades of Ray  | 
2/23/2015  |  10 comments
Are you all strapped in? Then let's talk 5G, NFV, IoT, security and anything else that rhymes with LTE… oh, and tapas…
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests Virtual CPE
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Gemalto investigates hacking claims; BT welcomes Euro support over pricing rules; T-Mobile Austria bundles Netflix; and more.
Virgin Media Business, Arqiva Team on 4G Small Cell Backhaul
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Virgin Media Business and infrastructure specialist Arqiva have joined forces to offer the UK's mobile operators a small cell site and connectivity package in multiple major cities.
Ericsson Revamps Its RAN With RBS 6000 Successor
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
As part of its pre-MWC news blast, Ericsson announces the successor to its highly successful base station and talks small cells, analytics, backhaul and more.
Ericsson Launches New Radio System
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
Ericsson Radio System offers a modular architecture that is designed for the migration towards 5G.
Ericsson Unveils New Router Family
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
New Ericsson 6000 series of routers integrates radio and IP transport.
ADVA to Demo Virtualized Mobile Backhaul at MWC
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2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA optical networking to demonstrate virtualization in radio access backhaul networks at Mobile World Congress. New programmable Ethernet access device key to deploying virtual network functions for mobile industry.
Nokia & Partners Unveil Virtual Mobile Network
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2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Apply SDN to the entire backhaul, transport and core of an LTE network. Approved ETSI NFV Proof of Concept. Milestone in design and implementation of future mobile networks.
CityFibre Bolsters Leadership Team
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
UK fiber challenger beefs up its management.
Nokia Offers Virtual OSS, VNF Service
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2/17/2015  |  1 comment
Vendor's pre-MWC media blitz includes cloud-ready OSS and BSS, an NFV assessment service and enhancements to its Radio Cloud proposition, including Ethernet-based fronthaul.
Crown Castle Weighs Sale of Australian Unit
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2/16/2015  |  1 comment
The heavily indebted infrastructure company says a sale could be in the best interests of shareholders.
Nokia, Coriant Extend SON to Backhaul
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Self-aware mobile backhaul system automatically adapts to changing network demand.
T-Mobile Poland Taps Accedian for Network Assurance
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Accedian Networks provides T-Mobile Poland with V-NID performance monitoring solution for improved mobile backhaul network visibility.
SpiderCloud Banks $20M in Fresh Funding
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2/9/2015  |  7 comments
Company has now raised a total of $125 million to develop its enterprise small cell business.
MACOM to Net $127.8M From Stock Offer
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2/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Maker of components for optical, mobile and other uses will use proceeds to pay debt.
Verizon Sells Towers & Wireline Assets for $15B
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2/5/2015  |  10 comments
Frontier will buy Verizon's wireline assets in three states, while American Tower is acquiring most of the carrier's wireless cell towers.
pCell Promises to Fix Spectrum Crunch Now
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2/3/2015  |  2 comments
Startup says it's close to commercial deployments of a personal cell technology that uses interference between radio signals to boost LTE performance 25-times over.
US Ops Spend $32.5M to Bring 4G to Chicago's Subways
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1/30/2015  |  19 comments
T-Mobile teams with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to build new DAS to connect Chicago's entire subway system to 4G LTE.
How 2 Meta-Trends Will Drive Telecom in 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/30/2015  |  5 comments
This year is expected to be a year of great market evolution across most telecom sectors, specifically in virtualization and Long Term Evolution (LTE).
Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.
Amdocs, ip.access Team for Indoor Small Cells
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1/26/2015  |  2 comments
Pair promise faster time to market and lower costs with Amdocs as the systems integrator for ipAccess small cells.
ETSI Throws Weight Behind mWT
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1/26/2015  |  1 comment
Standards body claims technology would deliver fiber-like capacity and lower operating costs.
CityFibre Aims for BT's Wholesale Business
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1/22/2015  |  1 comment
Fiber upstart aims to carve out a position as a major infrastructure alternative to the UK's fixed-line incumbent.
The New Internet Space Race: Google's Final Frontier?
Jonestown  | 
1/21/2015  |  9 comments
Google is now backing or actively exploring three ways of delivering cheaper Internet connectivity to the world: satellites, drones and balloons.
Netrality Launches New US Carrier Hotels
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1/16/2015  |  2 comments
New player touting stability and greater affordability including elimination of monthly recurring interconnection fees.
Amerimar, Newby Launch Netrality, New Carrier Hotel Firm
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Netrality owns and operates strategic carrier hotels in North America and has plans to acquire additional properties in Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets on the continent.
10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.
Telecom Egypt Signs Wholesale Deals With Mobinil, Vodafone
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Agreements will see Telecom Egypt provide international communication and domestic transmission services.
DragonWave Reports Strong Q3
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Revenue for third quarter of fiscal year 2015 $47.3 million, compared with $37.9 million in second quarter of fiscal year 2015 and $22.2 million in third quarter of fiscal year 2014.
AT&T Kicks Off LTE Broadcast
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1/9/2015  |  7 comments
AT&T will host the first live, on-site demo of LTE Broadcast technology at the college football national championship game on January 12.
Coriant Claims Agile Networks Buildout
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1/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Coriant 8600 router and network management software get the call for planned fiber and wireless network in Ohio.
DASAN Networks USA Hires Industry Vet
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12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Joseph Riotta, the new VP of Sales for the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, was previously at Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu.
Small Cell Leaders: Where Are they Now?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/26/2014  |  1 comment
The past year validated our 2014 small cell movers and shakers list in a lot of ways, but it also saw several executives leave the small cell market, by choice or otherwise.
Windstream Taps Cyan for 100G Upgrade
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12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Telco chooses long-time supplier Cyan to upgrade its regional and metro networks from 10G to 100G.
LTE Small Cells Set to Be Big in 2015
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12/22/2014  |  3 comments
Deployments of small cells, dominated by single-mode LTE indoor base stations, are set to ramp up in the new year.
EE: The Road to 5G
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12/16/2014  |  2 comments
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
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2014  |  7 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.
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Growth of the 5G Ecosystem

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Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.
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Sonus NaaS IQ Real-Time Demo

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Compass Networks Chairman and CEO Matt Bross and Ray Dolin, CEO of Sonus Networks, demonstrate their Sonus IQ SDN solution using a live video conference connection.
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LRTV Talks Carrier WiFi & WiFi Calling With Aptilo Networks

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We stopped by Aptilo Networks, a market leader in WiFi service management and offloading, to discuss the new possibilities with next-generation WiFi calling and why WiFi should be a natural part of any operator strategy.
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NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision

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Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.
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In the Cloud With Telecom Italia

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
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New Ways of Working

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Hong Kong Telecom's Michael Yue explains how the transformation in its business has changed its customer relationships.
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Bridging the Digital Gap

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Boingo's Dr. Derek Peterson explains how ICT can help telcos bring the physical and virtual worlds closer together.
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Making the Internet of Things Affordable

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica's Dr. Mike Short explains how the Internet of Things demands a new low-cost approach to connectivity from telcos.
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Evolution, Not Revolution

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains why telcos can't be too hasty in their efforts to transform themselves.
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Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success

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NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
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The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
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4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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