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Eurobites: Zayo Lines Up New Euro Boss After Kane Quits
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8/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands managed services deal in Denmark; Avaaz hits out at Murdoch's bid for Sky; Orange aims to go greener in Africa.
Hot Air: UK 5G Spectrum Dispute
Morris Lore  | 
8/21/2017  |  Post a comment
A spectrum dispute between BT and 3 seems unlikely to hinder the UK's digital competitiveness in the 5G era.
Huawei Unveils X-Haul
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8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei launches a 5G-oriented, multi-technology transport solution that covers next-generation fronthaul and backhaul requirements.
DT to Ramp Up FTTH Capex Starting in 2019
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8/3/2017  |  Post a comment
German incumbent will start to spend more heavily on an FTTH rollout in 2019, CFO tells analysts.
Arris Sees Ruckus Deal Slip to Q4
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8/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Arris now predicts it will close on its acquisition of Ruckus Wireless in early Q4, but the status of the related Broadcom/Brocade transaction keeps the deal in doubt.
Automation, IP & the New Network Edge
MariNation  | 
8/2/2017  |  2 comments
A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?
Charter Rebuffs Sprint, Still a SoftBank Target?
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7/31/2017  |  Post a comment
After cable giant rebuffs efforts by SoftBank's Son to be acquired and merged with Sprint, a direct acquisition is still rumored.
Edge Computing: AT&T's Next Big Play?
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2017  |  3 comments
CTO says mobile operators are uniquely positioned to deliver the distributed cloud computing power next-gen apps will require.
CBNL: 5G Backhaul Pain Can Be Microwave's Gain
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7/24/2017  |  Post a comment
The arrival of 5G services will add to the pressure on backhaul networks. Could the poor availability of low-cost fiber be an opportunity for a small UK microwave player?
Crown Castle Sticks to Fiber Diet With $7.1B Lightower Deal
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Towers company doubles its fiber footprint with latest takeover as it looks to provide backhaul capabilities for its small cell platform.
Comcast Accelerates Into 15 IoT Markets
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2017  |  7 comments
From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.
DT: Fiber Regulation Could Hinder 5G Rollout
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7/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Germany's biggest operator warns government that regulation of new infrastructure could hinder investment just days after authorities say they expect telcos to increase fiber investments for 5G purposes.
Eurobites: We're Watching You, Ofcom Tells Openreach
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7/13/2017  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach tests 25G/100G symmetric PON prototype with Huawei; Deutsche Telekom enters network-sharing agreement with EWE; Colt teams up with Equinix.
Germany Urges Telcos to Up Fiber Game for 5G
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7/13/2017  |  Post a comment
A new 5G strategy plan from Germany's government warns that massive investments will be needed to support 5G and urges telcos to step up to the challenge.
Eurobites: Nokia Teams With Telkom for G.fast Trial
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7/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opts for Cisco kit in metro upgrade; Net Insight disappoints in Q2; Paris Court of Appeal backs regulator in Free-Orange costs dispute.
Bright Lights, Smart City: A 'Street Furniture' Exploration
MariNation  | 
6/30/2017  |  8 comments
Street furniture is the new telephone pole.
Ethernity Raises £15M From London IPO
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  2 comments
With its eye on the SDN and NFV markets, FPGA-based processor specialist raises £15 million as it joins London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Orange Gears Up for Gruelling Tour de France Test
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  3 comments
Covering the 21-stage Tour de France is no small undertaking for Orange.
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
Prime Reading  | 
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
Information Resources  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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?
News Analysis  | 
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
Information Resources  | 
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
Information Resources  | 
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
Information Resources  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
Prime Reading  | 
3/15/2017  |  5 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.
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Phone Review: Moto Z2 Play

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Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones reviews the Moto Z2 Play, which he calls 'a nice modern Android phone with good battery life and one of the nicest cameras' he's seen. The Moto Z2 Play is a Gigabit LTE-ready phone, but we were not able to test speeds that fast in the US.
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Three Gets Smart(y), BT Invokes Twitter – The Recap

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From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

7|19|17   |   6:40   |   (1) comment


Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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