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Adtran Gets Its CE 2.0 Badge
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Expands applications beyond FTTH Gigabit broadband service aggregation to include business Ethernet and small cell backhaul markets.
Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
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10/17/2014  |  5 comments
The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.
Europe's Fiber Sell-Off
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10/10/2014  |  1 comment
There's a lot of M&A activity in Europe being driven by demand for fiber assets.
Coriant Wins Deals in Brazil, Taiwan
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom and TIM Brasil join the Coriant club.
BTI Unveils New Ethernet Access Platform
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Adds BTI SA-805 service access platform for high-capacity Ethernet access.
Tower Cloud Jumps Into Business Services
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Backhaul specialist now offers Ethernet and wavelength services across southeastern US footprint.
Tower Cloud Intros Ethernet Private Line Service
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Mobile backhaul specialists capitalize on infrastructure investment with first enterprise-focused service.
Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
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9/29/2014  |  2 comments
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.
Exalt CEO: Company Lives On Following Management Buyout
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9/29/2014  |  4 comments
Exalt's CEO explains that the company's HQ was shut down for a short time as management bought out the company from its VC backers.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Adds to Small Cell Backhaul Mix
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 1,700 jobs lost at Phones 4u; BT signs solar-power deal; Google goes Dutch.
Poll: Optical Fiber Best for Backhaul
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9/23/2014  |  2 comments
Almost half of our poll respondents opted for fiber as the best medium for mobile backhaul.
Exclusive: Microwave Maven Exalt Is Cooked
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9/22/2014  |  12 comments
Exalt Communications has shut up shop after 10 years in the backhaul business, Light Reading has learned.
VeEX Rolls Out OTDR
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Tester for FTTx, metro Ethernet, mobile backhaul and more will debut at ECOC and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
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9/17/2014  |  2 comments
Is it smarter to centralize network intelligence for LTE-Advanced and 5G, or continue the Flat-IP 4G trend of pushing intelligence to the edge?
SMW Pics: Monkeying With Mobility
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9/12/2014  |  6 comments
Welcome to the weird: some glimpses of CTIA's Super Mobility Week.
Meet the Small Cell Forum's New Chairman
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9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law talks to Light Reading about virtualization, backhaul, SON and more after being appointed chairman of the Small Cell Forum.
Best for Backhaul
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9/12/2014  |  1 comment
Will optical fiber represent the best option for mobile backhaul as LTE traffic continues to grow?
Brighter Outlook For Dark Fiber in 4G Era
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9/11/2014  |  1 comment
Backhaul capacity needs have fuelled the dark fiber market once more.
Hetnet Software Tackles IP Backhaul Automation, Virtualized EPC
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9/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Hetnet Software to automate wireless IP network and virtualized packet core functions.
BLiNQ Bags $15.1M for Backhaul
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9/8/2014  |  Post a comment
BLiNQ Networks secures US$15.1 million Series B to accelerate global sales for adaptive mobile backhaul.
GSA: 16 Operators Trial LTE Multicast
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8/27/2014  |  1 comment
Trials and deployments of simultaneously broadcasting live video over LTE networks to multiple users are taking off, but roadblocks remain to widespread adoption.
FirstLight Fiber to Buy G4 Communications' Assets
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
New York-based regional fiber optic network operator FirstLight is acquiring G4, a New Hampshire broadband ISP.
Nokia Closes on SAC Buy
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8/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure vendor closes its acquisition of Schaumburg, Ill.-based indoor wireless specialist SAC Wireless.
Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
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8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.
PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
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8/14/2014  |  1 comment
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
Pics: DAS in the Deep Sea (Aquarium)
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8/14/2014  |  11 comments
Fish with antennas? Scary! Relax – it's just Connectivity Wireless Solutions making the case for DAS.
Sprint Drops Bid for T-Mobile – Reports
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8/5/2014  |  7 comments
The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.
Mimosa's Backhaul Bubbles With Massive MIMO
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8/5/2014  |  5 comments
Startup Mimosa intros a 1-Gig backhaul radio and says it can get customer installation costs below $100 in the city.
Procera Offers RAN Management Via the SIM
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8/4/2014  |  1 comment
DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.
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
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7/17/2014  |  12 comments
A quick primer on the private and startup companies working on 60GHz applications like WiGig connectivity and gigabit wireless backhaul.
Light Reading Announces The Big Telecom Event 2015
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7/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Second annual event for the global communications sector triples in size and scope.
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.
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?
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6/23/2014  |  3 comments
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  |  9 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.
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

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ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

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Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

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SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

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Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

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Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

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Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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