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Verizon Preps for 100G Ethernet NID Era
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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  |  5 comments
A quick primer on the private and startup companies working on 60GHz applications like WiGig connectivity and gigabit wireless backhaul.
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.
Small Cell Backhaul Performance Assurance
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7/9/2014  | 

There is no doubt we are attached to our mobile devices, to the point where they now outnumber the global human population. Mobile data will increase 1000-fold between 2014 and 20201, with users expecting service quality to keep in step. RF capacity has its limits, and is unable to keep up with demand unless a new radio access model emerges.

Mobile access networks are strained to maintain quality as more subscribers run bandwidth-intensive applications from a variety of devices. With the annual throughput of mobile traffic expected to increase from 58 Exabytes in 2013 to roughly 335 Exabytes by 20202, brute-force over-provisioning of bandwidth is no longer an economically feasible solution. Operators must implement strategies to meet growing quality of experience (QoE) expectations even in the face of finite spectrum.

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
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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
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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
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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  |  1 comment
Alpental buy gets Google some radio talent now and helps it hedge bets on a 5G future.
Sprint Goes Live With 8T8R in Chicago
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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
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6/23/2014  |  7 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
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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
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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
DOS Attack  | 
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
DOS Attack  | 
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
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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.
Ceragon Targets Oil & Gas Firms
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5/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Center will enable oil and gas resources team to broaden market presence in the North Sea and beyond to global onshore/offshore installations.
MBC Deploys Cyan SDN for Backhaul Rollout
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5/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Cyan helps Mid Atlantic Broadband Communities (MBC) develop backhaul connectivity to a greater number of cell sites for less expense.
Small Cell Backhaul Market to Be Worth $2B by 2019 – Study
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5/6/2014  |  Post a comment
RnRMarketResearch is predicting that the small cell backhaul market will grow in worth from $587.5 million in 2014 to $2.08 billion in 2019.
Ceragon Boasts $4M Tier 1 Order for Microwave Backhaul
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5/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Ceragon has been a supplier to this Tier 1 US carrier since 2010 and the follow-on order will bring Ceragon's installed base within the carrier to more than 2,000 high-capacity microwave links.
VadaTech Unveils New MicroTCA Carrier Hub
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4/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier Hub boasts a 40GigE option, synchronous Ethernet, and advanced clocking/GPS capability.
Sprint: LTE TDD Speed Boost Coming Soon
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4/29/2014  |  7 comments
Carrier has completed lab testing of 8T8R with all three of its vendor partners and plans to begin deploying the boxes in mid-year.
AT&T Working On In-Flight LTE
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4/28/2014  |  16 comments
Carrier is working on bringing its own 4G connectivity and WiFi to the airline industry.
Aviat Unveils Radio Unit for Small Cell & Macro Backhaul
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4/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Orders placed by new customers in Central and Western Europe and South America.
"G" Force
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4/25/2014  |  1 comment
As mobile's next gen Gathers pace, I dare someone To mention 6G
DoCoMo's 2020 Vision for 5G
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4/24/2014  |  14 comments
NTT DoCoMo's CTO says there's still a lot of work to be done to create a 5G standard, but he has some expectations of what the next generation of wireless will be.
TrueNet to Build National M2M Net
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4/24/2014  |  Post a comment
M2M Spectrum Networks chooses TrueNet Communications to build out a national network to support its planned M2M applications.
Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts
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4/16/2014  |  4 comments
US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
Huawei, LG Deploy OTN for LTE-A CPRI Backhaul
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4/15/2014  |  Post a comment
CPRI-over-WDM/OTN solution enables pooled baseband processing for distributed basestations.
Ericsson's M&A Leader Resigns
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4/14/2014  |  6 comments
Ericsson SVP and strategy head Douglas Gilstrap, who guided M&A activities, is leaving, but Ericsson's M&A interests likely will stay.
Ericsson Strategy Head Gilstrap Heading Out
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4/14/2014  |  Post a comment
After five years guiding strategic development and M&A activities, Douglas Gilstrap set to leave in August.
Sprint Plots WiMax Shutdown, Backhaul Upgrade
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4/8/2014  |  8 comments
Sprint says that it will shutter its WiMax network by the end of 2015 as it upgrades its backhaul architecture.
ANPI, Indatel Link Services, Networks
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4/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Coalition of rural fiber optic networks and advanced services company team up to deliver complete package for rural areas.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

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As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

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Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
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dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

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With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
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BTE Panel: Network of the Future

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Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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Redknee Supports BH Telecom With Redknee Unified

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Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, and Amir Orucevic, Director BH Mobile, discuss how the benefits of the Redknee Unified suite of products provide BH Telecom with innovation and leadership in the market, with the flexibility to launch services faster to the market, provide new and compelling promotions and pricing models, and combine services in order to drive ...
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