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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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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