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Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.
AT&T Commits $3B More to Mexico
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6/25/2015  |  2 comments
The carrier is adding an additional $3 billion to its investment in Mexico as it accelerates plans to build out a North American Mobile Service area.
Indian Data Towers Market to Soar – Deloitte
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Growth in usage of data services will spur a dramatic increase in the number of dedicated mobile towers, according to new research.
RAD Data Lands Major Backhaul Deal
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6/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Major pan-European operator expands deployment of RAD's service assured access solutions.
Tykes Talk Tech
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6/22/2015  |  9 comments
What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
Cox Business Pursues $5B Market
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6/19/2015  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
DoCoMo & EE Share 5G Visions
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6/10/2015  |  1 comment
As the industry searches for 5G answers, two telcos shed some light on their mobile network evolution strategies.
US Cellular Seeking New 5G OFDM Waveform
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6/9/2015  |  3 comments
CTO of the Chicago-based operator says that 5G will require a new waveform, but one that's based on an evolved form of OFDM.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Best New Product (Mobile)
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6/8/2015  |  1 comment
Early moves in mobile virtualization, wireless video and UC consolidation all make the cut for Leading Lights.
Vodafone in Asset-Swap Talks With Liberty
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6/5/2015  |  3 comments
Vodafone and Liberty may swap assets or team up in parts of Europe but say they are not talking about a merger.
Sprint & Cisco Bring WiFi to Downtown KC
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6/4/2015  |  1 comment
Sprint's hometown will become Cisco's latest Smart+Connected city, the first in the US and the first to be supported by a wireless operator.
Small Carriers Make the Case for Low Band
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6/3/2015  |  10 comments
The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.
Intel to Buy Altera for $16.7B
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6/2/2015  |  1 comment
All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.
Getting Massive at DoCoMo's 5G Lab
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6/1/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT DoCoMo is testing a number of 5G technologies in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Connected Cars Spell Trouble for Cellular, Says Machina
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5/21/2015  |  5 comments
New research suggests the proliferation of connected cars could be a major network problem for mobile operators.
An Inflection Point in Telecom: The 5G Vector
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
The industry is at an inflection point, and one of the looming disruptors is 5G.
Verizon Saves 60% Swapping Copper for Fiber
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5/19/2015  |  16 comments
Just 2,000 more to go as the carrier looks to swap out all the copper in its central offices for fiber, significantly reducing their size, costs and energy usage.
Ofcom Does Not Rule Out BT Carve-Up
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
UK regulator indicates that all options are on the table during its first strategic review of the market in a decade.
SK Telecom: Small Cells Key to 5G
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/18/2015  |  1 comment
Small cells, along with WiFi, SDN and NFV, will be crucial to the build out of 5G, two SK Telecom senior managers tell Light Reading in an extensive Q&A.
Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share their thoughts on what 5G will entail, how small cells, WiFi, SDN and NFV factor in and more.
BT Kicks Up Stink Over Dark Fiber Proposals
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
UK incumbent insists Ofcom's proposals would be detrimental to the business connectivity market after the regulator aims for some bold changes.
Crown Castle Sells Australia Business for $1.6B
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Proceeds will support Crown Castle's $1 billion takeover of Sunesys and help to pay off debts.
Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT 'Telcos'
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5/13/2015  |  2 comments
Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.
India's Aircel Plots Path to 4G
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5/11/2015  |  1 comment
Aircel CTO Sameer Dave highlights the technical challenges that India's operators face in launching 4G.
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.
Eurobites: Swisscom Claims G.fast First
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5/5/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot revenues up 4.4%; EU takes its time over Apple/Amazon tax probe; Abertis lists masts business.
Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
Morris Lore  | 
5/1/2015  |  3 comments
Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.
Nokia's Suri Defends AlcaLu Deal Against Critics
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Nokia boss insists there will be no repeat of past merger mistakes as company's stock plummets on disappointing first-quarter results.
Crown Castle to Pay $1B for Sunesys
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Acquisition expected to strengthen Crown Castle's position in small cell networks by more than doubling Crown Castle's fiber footprint available for small cell deployments.
Crown Castle Bids $1B for Sunesys Fiber Assets
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure company makes latest takeover move in anticipation of soaring demand in the small cells market.
Nokia Slumps on Networks Malaise
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4/30/2015  |  5 comments
Shares in the Finnish equipment maker fell sharply in early-hours trading after its main networks business floundered in the first quarter.
Lightower, Fibertech Merge in $1.9B Cash Deal
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4/27/2015  |  3 comments
Combined company will have 30,000 route miles of fiber in densely populated Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
Lightower, Fibertech to Merge
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Fiber optic network providers Lightower and Fibertech are merging in a deal that creates a denser footprint in the highly populated Northeastern and Central US.
Poll: Backhaul Presents 5G's Biggest Challenge
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2015  |  10 comments
One third of nearly 500 voters in Light Reading's recent poll on 5G suggest that upgrading backhaul to support the influx of data traffic coming to 5G will be the toughest challenge.
5G: Meet the Influencers
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional and some research-oriented – that have formed to tackle deploying 5G networks by 2020.
Ericsson Sinks on North American Slowdown
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Favorable currency movements flatter results as Swedish equipment maker is hit by a fall in business in its biggest regional market.
Ciena Tapped for KJCN Submarine Upgrade
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Korea-Japan Cable Network, owned by KT, SoftBank and others, will move to 100G by using GeoMesh architecture.
Nokia to Beef Up Indian Presence with AlcaLu Deal
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4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.
2G to 5G: Wireless Becomes the Fourth Utility
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4/17/2015  |  3 comments
There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.
Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.
How Do Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent Stack Up?
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4/14/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading takes a closer look at the strengths and recent financial performance of the two vendors as they negotiate a possible merger.
Nokia/AlcaLu: The Key Friction Points
Shades of Ray  | 
4/14/2015  |  4 comments
The potential merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will throw a spotlight on some key decisions that need to be made, particularly related to the wireless portfolio, IP relationships and management of the combined company.
Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent in Merger Talks
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4/14/2015  |  7 comments
Network infrastructure vendors confirm they are in talks about a deal to create a $27 billion giant.
Can WiFi Calling Find Its Voice?
Morris Lore  | 
4/13/2015  |  9 comments
The UK's EE needs to think carefully about how to pitch its newly released WiFi calling service.
Fatbeam Wins Multiple E-Rate Contracts
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4/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Competitive carrier Fatbeam announced two E-rate contracts for schools in Oregon and Washington and will build 58 miles of fiber to connect their wireless services.
5G: Generation Gap
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2015  |  9 comments
The standards rivalry that drove the development of 3G and 4G technologies is missing from the 5G picture.
Infinera Coming Closer to Mastering the Metro
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4/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's Transmode acquisition gives it a metro aggregation product family in can leverage now, while planning a longer-term hardware integration.
Small Cell Backhaul Ready for Big Growth, Heavy Reading Finds
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4/9/2015  |  1 comment
As network operators deploy even more small cells, small cell backhaul demand will grow, says Heavy Reading Mobile Networks Insider.
Why 5G Matters – Now!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/9/2015  |  3 comments
5G is a technology to take mobile service providers beyond communication, into new modes of business, and now is the time to get with the program.
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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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