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Telefónica Trials Nokia's XGS-PON With 5G in Mind
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Telefónica prepares for 5G with successful test of Nokia's next-generation fiber technology XGS-PON.
FCC Prepares to Vote on Price Regulation
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11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC is set to vote this week on whether to impose new price controls on network connectivity for enterprise services, carrier backhaul and systems that include ATMs and credit card machines.
Arris CEO Hints at Wireless M&A – Could Ruckus Be a Target?
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Arris may want to acquire wireless networking assets, and Ruckus just came up for sale.
Small Cell Connectivity Drives $1.5B Acquisition
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11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Crown Castle's acquisition of FiberNet is all about getting additional fiber network assets that can hook up small cells.
Broadcom Bags Brocade for $5.9B
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11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcom to retain Brocade's Fibre Channel SAN Switching business and divest Brocade's IP Networking business, including recently acquired Ruckus Wireless.
Eurobites: Finns Put NB-IoT on Trial
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11/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IoT in Ireland; KPN launches VoLTE service; UK pumps £1.9 billion into cybersecurity; did Trump ping Russia?
What Will Be The Most Expensive Element of 5G to Deploy?
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11/1/2016  |  Post a comment
There's no question that 5G networks will be both different from previous wireless networks, and challenging and expensive to deploy. But which element will cost the most to get done?
Is Brocade for Sale?
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2016  |  2 comments
Broadcom is a possible suitor in a deal that could close this week.
Uniti Has Massive Fiber Buildout Plans
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  1 comment
New networks feature parallel conduits with 288-count fiber strands each to satisfy need for 5G, cloud-RAN network of the future.
Next-Gen Calix OLT Gives Verizon an Edge
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
New Calix E9-2 product supports NG-PON2 and combines OLT with network aggregation and service edge functions.
Sprint: Revenue up 3%, Capex Will Rise Again
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  7 comments
Sprint execs explain why the operator's capex is so low right now, while CEO says AT&T-TW deal makes Sprint more 'strategic.'
Ericsson Swings to First Net Loss in 4 Years
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10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Sales and earnings declines amid weak market conditions have taken a heavy toll on the Swedish vendor.
Mainly-Mobile VimpelCom Has Big Fixed Plans
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10/20/2016  |  1 comment
The emerging-markets operator is looking to a plethora of technologies to reinvigorate its business.
Broadband Aloft Can Connect 1 Billion
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10/19/2016  |  3 comments
Project Loon aims to connect 1 billion in rural areas using high altitude balloons, free space optics and tunable spectrum technology.
Comba Rides Virtualization Wave to the Edge
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2016  |  2 comments
A Hong Kong antenna specialist is making waves in the field of mobile edge computing.
Fixed Wireless Revival: Windstream Eyes New Multi-Megabit Markets in US
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10/11/2016  |  1 comment
Windstream to extend 39GHz last-mile fixed wireless broadband in up to 72 markets in the US.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
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10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
AT&T Claims 'Breakthrough' With New Power Line Delivery Tech for 4G, 5G
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9/20/2016  |  15 comments
The signal rises alongside power lines using tiny plastic antennas.
Sprint CEO: We'll Lease Spectrum as Soon as Possible
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9/20/2016  |  6 comments
Spectrum rules all, as Sprint CEO talks leasing, 5G and deploying tens of thousands of new radios on the network.
Comcast Will Go Wireless in 2017
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9/20/2016  |  7 comments
Comcast will take its first step toward becoming a wireless carrier in 2017 with a network that combines Verizon cellular assets and Comcast's own WiFi hotspots.
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Prime Reading  | 
9/19/2016  |  1 comment
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?
Now for Something Completely Different: Interconnect Based on Quantum Dots
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2016  |  1 comment
A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
Prime Reading  | 
9/15/2016  |  5 comments
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.
DASAN, Zhone Merge for Ultra-Broadband Battle
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9/12/2016  |  4 comments
South Korea's DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged in an effort to take on the gigabit broadband equipment sector's big hitters, but the new company has its work cut out.
DASAN Networks, Zhone Complete Merger
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9/12/2016  |  Post a comment
DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged to form a new player in the broadband equipment market, DASAN Zhone Solutions Inc.
Sprint Ups the 4G Speed Ante to 230 Mbit/s
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8/30/2016  |  3 comments
Three carrier aggregation move is key building block on the road to 5G, says Sprint COO Technology Gunter Ottendorfer.
LR Poll: Will Backhaul Be 5G's Bogeyman?
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8/24/2016  |  4 comments
In our latest poll, backhaul was cited as the most likely cause of 5G bottlenecks.
InfoVista Bulks Up With $45M Acquisition of Ascom's Network Testing Unit
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  1 comment
French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.
Adtran CEO: Broadband Boom Is Back
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
5G, IoT and virtualization all factor into another golden age ahead for faster broadband speeds.
Facebook Opens 'Area 404' Hardware Lab
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8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Consolidates multiple labs from around the world for easy collaboration on networking, connectivity, VR and other projects.
Waters Leaves Level 3 for Zayo
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2016  |  1 comment
CTO leaves after 18 years at Level 3 to report to Zayo CEO and Chairman Dan Caruso, a former Level 3 executive.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  31 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Infinera Reports Q2
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera reports second quarter sales growth but warns of a downturn.
Vestberg's Seeds May Yet Bear Fruit for Next Ericsson CEO – Analyst
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
While his IP and M&A strategy may have been flawed, the track record of the now former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was in many ways tied to market trends and he may well have laid the foundations for growth, says Heavy Reading analyst.
BT Clings On to Openreach – Just
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7/26/2016  |  1 comment
UK regulator Ofcom rules that BT's access network division Openreach must have its own board and staff but will remain part of the UK national operator, falling short of structural separation.
Ofcom Announces Digital Comms Plans
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Ofcom rules that BT's Openreach division should become its own company within the BT Group.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
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7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Telenor Picks Ranplan for Small Cell & HetNet Planning
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ranplan has worked closely with the Telenor wireless network team based in Belgrade.
ADVA Reports Record Revenues in Q2
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA Optical Networking reports revenues of €157.2 million for the second quarter, a year-on-year increase of 40.1%.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.
Vodafone Boasts 23Gbit/s 5G Speeds in Tests With Huawei
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7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone has conducted a 5G field test in the UK that achieved data rates of more than 20 Gbit/s and provided downstream connectivity at 10 Gbit/s for multiple users.
SiC 'Em? GaN Bling? Infineon Drops $850M on Wolfspeed
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Infineon builds on its purchase last year of International Rectifier with the acquisition of Cree's Wolfspeed division, which also specializes in compound semiconductors.
Comcast Could Be Your Next Mobile Provider
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7/14/2016  |  2 comments
New Comcast mobile business unit formalizes the cableco's wireless ambitions.
Cisco Takes Ericsson Home to Meet the Family
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
After seven mostly quiet months, Cisco and Ericsson discussed details of their partnership this week, while Cisco also took Ericsson around to meet enterprise customers.
5G Calls for EU Rethink on Net Neutrality
Morris Lore  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.
Mimosa Uncorks Cheap Broadband With Snap, Crackle & MicroPoP!
News Analysis  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
Mimosa moves into fixed-wireless broadband with 5GHz system delivering 300 Mbit/s or more.
Eurobites: Ericsson Firms Up Fiber Services With Abentel Buy
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7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre seeks level playing field; Openreach trials new ducts-and-poles processes; Digital Realty completes on Equinix data centers acquisition.
Cellcom Deploys RAD's Monitoring Tech
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6/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli operator Cellcom deploys RAD's Service Assured Access solutions for performance monitoring.
Assurance Test + Big Data Analysis Cure LTE Advanced Networks
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6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Big data analysis is becoming a crucial element in the testing of network systems by solving some baffling problems with previously unheard-of causes.
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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