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AT&T Sets XGS-PON Trial for 2017
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Move to test symmetrical 10-Gig XGS-PON is part of carrier's Open Access Strategy.
Vodafone UK Turns Mobile Network Guns on BT/EE
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
The UK mobile operator is trying to quash the perception that it lags BT/EE on mobile network performance.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a major payday and a chance to box with the big boys in access networking.
Lightower Focusing on East Coast Cable Landings
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Company pledging to increase fiber connectivity to cable landing stations on the US Eastern Coast.
Infinera's Metro Power Play
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor beefs up the metro platform it brought on board with the Transmode acquisition and says there are still plans to add PIC technology to the XTM system.
Telia Carrier Expands in Portland
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6/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Two new points of presence in Portland expand reach to reduce latency and add network diversity in key region.
Eurobites: Vivendi Chief Adds Top Job at Telecom Italia
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6/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica trumps The Donald on climate change commitment; MegaFon rides the rails; Elisa joins Tampere smart city project; Google fine imminent?
ADVA Offers Small Cell Synchronization
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5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
ADVA's Oscilloquartz unit launches the OSA 5405 SyncReach, which features dual antenna GNSS technology for both indoor and outdoor deployment.
Mobile Anyhaul
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5/24/2017  | 
Mobile backhaul is evolving from a static, linear connection to a programmable mesh interconnecting all mobile and cloud elements dynamically. It must evolve because the radio access and packet core elements it interconnects are also changing to support new services and industry verticals. In the course of this evolution, traditional distinctions between fronthaul, backhaul, and backbone are fusing toward an end-to-end ‘anyhaul’ architecture.
Verizon's View of NG-PON2 Channel Bonding
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5/23/2017  |  4 comments
Standards-based approach will enable network operator to increase bandwdith without replacing in-field OLTs.
Calix Touts Channel Bonding for NG-PON2
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Successful demo paves way for adding bandwidth more easily and combining business, backhaul and residential services on access fiber.
Calix Demos NG-PON 2 Channel Bonding
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined access enables easier combination of channels to create local fiber network more multi-purpose.
Eurobites: Telia Buys Into SME Cloud Services
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the march in UK; Ericsson monitors in Moscow.
Most Innovative 5G Technology Strategy (Vendor)
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Running down the vendors that made the new 5G strategy shortlist for Leading Lights.
Windstream Opens 5 New US Fiber Routes
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New routes leverage assets Windstream acquired in buying Earthlink and were announced at this week's ITW show.
T-Mobile 5G Plan Could Drive Capex to Record Highs
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5/4/2017  |  8 comments
The cost of rolling out a nationwide 5G network in less than two years could drive capital intensity to an all-time high.
Is T-Mobile's 5G Plan Just a Pipe Dream?
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5/3/2017  |  4 comments
Deploying a nationwide 5G network in less than two years, in a country as big as the US, is not for the faint-hearted. Enter T-Mobile's John Legere.
Optical Anyhaul - Mobile Transport for the 5G Era
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5/3/2017  | 
5G will require operators to deploy new cloud RAN architectures that enable a new level of scale, efficiency, and flexibility. This application note discusses how optical networks are evolving to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by 5G.
Two Worlds Collide: The Inevitable, Imminent Convergence of Mobile Transport and Fixed Access Networks
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5/3/2017  | 
The worlds of fixed and mobile are about to collide. FTTH networks are becoming indispensable for 4G/5G fronthaul and backhaul thanks to their performance, flexibility and the cost-effectiveness of sharing the installed base of fiber infrastructure.
Eurobites: UK's 3 Plans Fixed-Wireless Rollout
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5/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight less than fully satisfied with Q1 results; Nokia upgrades Cosmote backhaul in Greece; BT completes trading-floor comms acquisition.
Nokia IP Mobile Anyhaul: Transport to Flawless Mobile Experiences
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4/28/2017  | 
Nokia IP Mobile Anyhaul—an industry-leading all-IP, 5G-ready mobile transport solution—can help you create value for your customers to be among the first to support ultra-broadband connectivity and IoT applications.
Intel Eyes an IoT & 5G Future
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4/27/2017  |  1 comment
Intel's IoT up 11% as the chipmaker eyes future end-to-end 5G silicon.
Utility Poles Pose Problems for 5G & More
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
New ideas surfaced at the FCC's first Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee meeting for solving the industry's pole attachment problem and accelerating broadband deployments.
Verizon's Fiber Spend Won't End With Corning
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4/19/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon needs a lot of fiber for future 5G rollouts, which leads to the age-old question: build it or buy it?
Crown Castle Adds Fiber Muscle With $600M Wilcon Buy
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Towerco's latest takeover move shows it is banking on the growing appetite for small cell technologies with the rollout of 5G services.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
Liberty Global Reveals Next-Gen Plans
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4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
In a rollicking fireside chat, Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair expounds on MSO's plans to roll out DOCSIS 3.1, DAA, Fiber, 5G and OTT.
AT&T Formally Lands FirstNet Contract
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
As expected, AT&T has been chosen to build the first dedicated US public safety network.
Cable Sees Wireless Opps in Partners, Smart Services
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3/24/2017  |  3 comments
Cable companies are already wireless providers with in-home WiFi but they have the opportunity to partner with wireless operators to build an inside-out model of service.
FTTH No Slam Dunk for Cable
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3/23/2017  |  8 comments
Skills shortage just one of the gating factors making it likely cable selectively uses home-run fiber to combat competitive challenges.
Russia's MTS: There Is No 5G Business Case
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3/21/2017  |  5 comments
Russia's biggest telco has nothing positive to say about 5G technology during an investor presentation in London.
The Growing Pains of 5G
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3/15/2017  |  3 comments
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.
$100M at Stake in US Wireless RFP
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3/13/2017  |  1 comment
The National Science Foundation has tasked US Ignite and Northeastern University with managing an estimated $100 million in funding set aside for advanced wireless networking research.
OrbTV: EE Talks Emergency Services & 5G
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Tom Bennett, director of network services and devices for EE, talks to Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, about the service provider's approach to emergency services and the move to 5G.
5G Spectrum to Cost Less Than 4G, Says Expert
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Telcos are unlikely to have to spend as much on 5G licenses as they did on their 4G concessions, says a leading spectrum expert.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
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3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
Orange Egypt Synchronizes with Oscilloquartz
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3/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Orange Egypt has deployed an extensive timing solution from Oscilloquartz, a unit of ADVA, to enable its upcoming range of 4G services.
Comcast: Our Network's Ready for 5G
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3/6/2017  |  3 comments
Comcast's Neil Smit says that independent evaluators have reviewed Comcast's network footprint and believe it's well suited for future 5G rollouts.
Adtran Mobilizes Software Defined Access
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor outlines role that open reference architectures such as CORD will play and stresses its position in open access PON technologies.
AT&T Boasts 2-Year, $40B+ Spend
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2/28/2017  |  4 comments
AT&T highlights two-year, $40 billion-plus capex spend, with 40% going to expand portfolio of smart, agile, mobile and integrated business solutions.
Cisco CEO: Trump Changes Won't Affect Our M&A Strategy
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
But Cisco may be atypical in its M&A strategy compared to service providers and others.
US Ignite Unites Telecom With Smart Cities
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Once again, US Ignite is partnering local governments with telecom companies, this time for new funding pursuits.
DT CTO: Costs Must Fall or 5G 'Won't Work'
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
A senior executive at Deutsche Telekom says that 5G costs must fall significantly if rollout is to prove economical.
DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint
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2/27/2017  |  3 comments
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.
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Masergy: It's Time for SD-WAN Options

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Paul Ruelas, director of network products for Masergy, explains how adding SD-WAN has changed the service mix for his company's customers. In some cases, the change is incremental, enabling more granular customer control. Masergy's newest version, SD-WAN Go, gives up some of those controls for a streamlined version targeting mid-sized customers with the most ...
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Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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