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Network Slicing Key to Nokia's 5G Framework
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9/2/2015  |  3 comments
Nokia pulls together a framework for a programmable 5G architecture with network slicing as the key element to make 5G more than just another network.
Ciena Boosts 5430 Capacity, Deploys With SK Telecom
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
WaveLogic3 Extreme chipset pushes OTN switch capacity above 15 Tbit/s.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Hutch Buy Qualcomm's UK Spectrum
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8/26/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia deploys small cells for Ooredoo; Serbia and Kosovo reach telecom rapprochement; Millicom hires Gordon; Huawei wins SBC deal with Telefónica.
5G-Focused Startup Siklu Gets $18M More
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8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli millimeter wave startup focuses on 5G and GTTH.
Fujitsu Unveils Disaggregated Architecture Offering
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Blade-based 1Finity family spans packet-optical, transport, access, wireless, and employs SDN principles.
Verizon Revs Up Wireline Race With NG-PON2
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8/11/2015  |  8 comments
Verizon throws down the gigabit gauntlet with a new NG-PON2 field test and plans to issue an RFP for commercial rollout of the high-speed broadband technology later this year.
Qualcomm M&A Move Signals New Fixed Broadband Battle
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8/11/2015  |  2 comments
Acquisition of struggling fixed broadband chip vendor sets it against Broadcom and Intel in the battle to win business in the xDSL and G.fast device and infrastructure market.
Sprint Promises Better LTE on Lower Capex
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8/4/2015  |  3 comments
With help from SoftBank, Sprint will deploy thousands of new macro sites and tens of thousands of small cells to improve its network without upping capex.
ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
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8/3/2015  |  1 comment
ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.
ADVA Acquires Time4 Systems
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8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA's Oscilloquartz unit brings on small form factor clock technology via Time4.
Verizon Small Cells Ready to Rock in Chicago
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7/31/2015  |  10 comments
Carrier deploys 12 small cells in Chicago's Grant Park to prepare for the more than 124 terrabytes of mobile usage expected at this weekend's Lollapooloza.
AlcaLu Grows Profits Ahead of Nokia Deal
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The equipment maker has reported a smaller net loss than in the year-earlier quarter despite a sales squeeze in North America and China.
Ericsson's Stock Rises on Q2 Margin Improvements
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7/17/2015  |  Post a comment
The Swedish vendor says restructuring remains on track but continues to depend on non-US business and favorable currency effects for sales growth.
Accedian Builds APAC Bridgehead at SK Telecom
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7/15/2015  |  7 comments
South Korean's deployment of Accedian's performance monitoring technology as part of an integrated mobile network assurance strategy is set to further raise the vendor's profile in Asia.
SK Telecom Deploys Accedian's Monitoring Tech
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7/15/2015  |  Post a comment
SK Telecom is monitoring its multivendor mobile network using performance assurance tools from Accedian Networks.
Farewell to Longtime Tellabs Chief Birck
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7/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Mike Birck guided Tellabs for more than 30 years over a span of five decades.
BSNL Looks to WiFi for Revival
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7/13/2015  |  1 comment
India's state-backed mobile operator is hoping WiFi technology will help it to overcome cellular-related difficulties.
Waiting for Buhari: Can New Government Transform Nigeria Into Digital Economy?
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7/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Guy Zibi, managing director and chief analyst at Xalam Analytics, looks at the prospects for Nigeria under a new president.
Ruckus Intros Outdoor WiFi Bridge
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7/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Ruckus claims industry's first long-range, gigabit-class outdoor WiFi bridging system.
C-RAN Small Cell Notches a Stadium Win
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7/7/2015  |  3 comments
Regional carrier Nex-Tech Wireless replaced its DAS system at a Fort Hays stadium with Airvana's C-RAN small cell system for more affordable LTE coverage.
Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  3 comments
Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.
AT&T Commits $3B More to Mexico
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6/25/2015  |  2 comments
The carrier is adding an additional $3 billion to its investment in Mexico as it accelerates plans to build out a North American Mobile Service area.
Indian Data Towers Market to Soar – Deloitte
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6/25/2015  |  1 comment
Growth in usage of data services will spur a dramatic increase in the number of dedicated mobile towers, according to new research.
RAD Data Lands Major Backhaul Deal
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6/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Major pan-European operator expands deployment of RAD's service assured access solutions.
Tykes Talk Tech
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6/22/2015  |  9 comments
What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
Cox Business Pursues $5B Market
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6/19/2015  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
DoCoMo & EE Share 5G Visions
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6/10/2015  |  1 comment
As the industry searches for 5G answers, two telcos shed some light on their mobile network evolution strategies.
US Cellular Seeking New 5G OFDM Waveform
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6/9/2015  |  3 comments
CTO of the Chicago-based operator says that 5G will require a new waveform, but one that's based on an evolved form of OFDM.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Best New Product (Mobile)
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6/8/2015  |  1 comment
Early moves in mobile virtualization, wireless video and UC consolidation all make the cut for Leading Lights.
Vodafone in Asset-Swap Talks With Liberty
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6/5/2015  |  3 comments
Vodafone and Liberty may swap assets or team up in parts of Europe but say they are not talking about a merger.
Sprint & Cisco Bring WiFi to Downtown KC
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6/4/2015  |  1 comment
Sprint's hometown will become Cisco's latest Smart+Connected city, the first in the US and the first to be supported by a wireless operator.
Small Carriers Make the Case for Low Band
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6/3/2015  |  10 comments
The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.
Intel to Buy Altera for $16.7B
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6/2/2015  |  1 comment
All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.
Getting Massive at DoCoMo's 5G Lab
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6/1/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT DoCoMo is testing a number of 5G technologies in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Connected Cars Spell Trouble for Cellular, Says Machina
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5/21/2015  |  5 comments
New research suggests the proliferation of connected cars could be a major network problem for mobile operators.
An Inflection Point in Telecom: The 5G Vector
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
The industry is at an inflection point, and one of the looming disruptors is 5G.
Verizon Saves 60% Swapping Copper for Fiber
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5/19/2015  |  16 comments
Just 2,000 more to go as the carrier looks to swap out all the copper in its central offices for fiber, significantly reducing their size, costs and energy usage.
Ofcom Does Not Rule Out BT Carve-Up
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
UK regulator indicates that all options are on the table during its first strategic review of the market in a decade.
SK Telecom: Small Cells Key to 5G
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5/18/2015  |  1 comment
Small cells, along with WiFi, SDN and NFV, will be crucial to the build out of 5G, two SK Telecom senior managers tell Light Reading in an extensive Q&A.
Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share their thoughts on what 5G will entail, how small cells, WiFi, SDN and NFV factor in and more.
BT Kicks Up Stink Over Dark Fiber Proposals
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
UK incumbent insists Ofcom's proposals would be detrimental to the business connectivity market after the regulator aims for some bold changes.
Crown Castle Sells Australia Business for $1.6B
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Proceeds will support Crown Castle's $1 billion takeover of Sunesys and help to pay off debts.
Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT 'Telcos'
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5/13/2015  |  2 comments
Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.
India's Aircel Plots Path to 4G
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5/11/2015  |  1 comment
Aircel CTO Sameer Dave highlights the technical challenges that India's operators face in launching 4G.
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.
Eurobites: Swisscom Claims G.fast First
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5/5/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot revenues up 4.4%; EU takes its time over Apple/Amazon tax probe; Abertis lists masts business.
Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
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5/1/2015  |  3 comments
Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.
Nokia's Suri Defends AlcaLu Deal Against Critics
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Nokia boss insists there will be no repeat of past merger mistakes as company's stock plummets on disappointing first-quarter results.
Crown Castle to Pay $1B for Sunesys
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Acquisition expected to strengthen Crown Castle's position in small cell networks by more than doubling Crown Castle's fiber footprint available for small cell deployments.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

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Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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