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Nokia to Create Standalone Software Biz, Target New Verticals
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11/15/2016  |  2 comments
Finnish equipment giant says networks business will decline next year but aims for long-term growth through new software moves and a push into 'adjacent' markets.
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Prime Reading  | 
10/13/2016  |  3 comments
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology during the next 12 months, but will that be enough?
Beginning of the End for Ericsson?
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2016  |  13 comments
Ericsson is not in terminal decline, insists its acting CEO, but the vendor will struggle to escape its current downward spiral.
Nokia's Leprince Wants to Be King of Enterprise
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2016  |  5 comments
Nokia is plotting a much bigger role in the enterprise sector of the global communications market.
Adtran Seeks Cable Stardom With EPON Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2016  |  3 comments
Big telecom equipment vendor delves much deeper into the North American cable market with its purchase of key fiber-access products and technologies from CommScope.
Is There No Stopping Huawei?
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8/26/2016  |  9 comments
The Chinese equipment behemoth is sprinting ahead of its rivals.
Combes Lands Altice CEO Job as Cablevision Deal Looms
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6/21/2016  |  1 comment
Drahi's cable group says Dexter Goei will take charge of US business while former Alcatel-Lucent boss oversees all global operations.
Nokia Lands $1.5B 'Frame' Deal With China Mobile
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6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor announces China Mobile as customer of its AirScale basestation technology and says the operator will make use of various other fixed and mobile products.
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
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6/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will support services across all of its European markets in future.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis  | 
5/13/2016  |  1 comment
Vendors produced a plethora of tools designed to help service providers improve network agility through virtualization.
Ericsson Restructures as Sales, Gross Margins Falter in Q1
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4/21/2016  |  1 comment
Swedish equipment vendor announces dramatic plans to sharpen focus on cloud and IT after reporting a disappointing set of quarterly results.
Nokia Counts on CloudBand Boost
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4/18/2016  |  2 comments
Using software platform's three-year track record, Nokia intends to spur virtualization rollouts by focusing on specific use cases, like IoT.
Nokia & Accenture Tackle Digital Networks
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4/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia will pick up where Accenture and Alcatel-Lucent left off in combining their technology and services to build and monetize modern networks.
MEF Publishes Ethernet Interconnect Point Agreement
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4/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Implementation deal will streamline standardized interconnection of carrier networks to maximize Carrier Ethernet 2.0 coverage.
Huawei: New King of the CSP Market
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4/7/2016  |  9 comments
China's biggest equipment vendor has built up a huge lead over its Western rivals in the global communications service provider (CSP) network technology market.
Nokia to Slash Jobs Following AlcaLu Merger
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4/6/2016  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor begins job cuts process as it looks to reduce costs following its takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.
Eurobites: ASN, Cinia Hit 18 Tbit/s in Subsea Tests
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3/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: key Vodafone exec to retire in June; Tilgin looks for partners; EE takes TV everywhere; SoundCloud goes mainstream.
Eurobites: UK Govt Ups Pace on '10 Mbit/s for All'
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3/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UPC Cablecom expands coverage; Android Pay on its way to UK; oilfield innovation.
Colt Says NIA Can Help Speed Up NFV Rollout
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3/9/2016  |  1 comment
Service provider at forefront of NFV urges vendors to back the New IP Agency and help speed up NFV rollout.
DT's Pan-Net Plans Need a Pick-Me-Up
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2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom is expected to provide an update on its pan-net strategy at MWC. It needs to be good.
Huawei Adds Chinese Five Spice to Digital Recipe
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2/18/2016  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment vendor has a full menu of digital offerings, but can it address lingering concern about openness and interoperability?
Nokia's Suri Goes on the Defensive
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2/11/2016  |  3 comments
Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?
Nokia, AlcaLu Steady Ship on Costs Before Tie-Up
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2/11/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.
DT Looks to XG.FAST as Ultra-Fast Option
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
German incumbent achieves speeds of 11 Gbit/s over short copper loops during trials with Nokia-owned Alcatel-Lucent.
Ericsson Shares Tumble Despite Profit Growth
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1/27/2016  |  9 comments
Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.
Now Nokia Steps Up for VNF Testing
Shades of Ray  | 
1/25/2016  |  5 comments
Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.
Ciena Aims Blue Planet at Indian SDN, NFV
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1/24/2016  |  1 comment
Optical and Ethernet equipment maker is already piloting SDN and NFV technologies with Indian operators.
Ericsson Shares Drop on Analyst Downgrade
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1/15/2016  |  14 comments
Deutsche Bank flags concern about the company's IP routing business and risks posed by emerging markets.
Nokia & AlcaLu Officially Combine Operations
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1/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent celebrate their first day of combined operations and the reopening of Nokia's public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities.
Finn de Siècle for Alcatel-Lucent
Shades of Ray  | 
1/14/2016  |  8 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has become part of Nokia, spelling the end for two of the giant brands of the legacy telecom era.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Huawei Keep Peace on Patents
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1/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera takes a Q4 hit on Eurasian withdrawal; UK fiber moves; NetCracker flags European contract wins.
Nokia Confirms Leadership Team
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1/8/2016  |  5 comments
Nokia executives will take ten of the 13 top spots in the newly merged company.
NTT Docomo to Deploy Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS Router
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1/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent to deploy powerful IP core/edge router for NTT DOCOMO to address rapid growth of mobile traffic.
Eurobites: Swisscom Gets a Gig to a Million
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1/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Partner split in Israel; new boss for Truphone; Serbian incumbent manages devices with AlcaLu.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Reaches Finnish Line
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1/4/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Olaf Swantee to leave EE; Ericsson, Volvo collaborate on streaming for self-driving cars.
AlcaLu's Gorti: Diversity Shouldn't Be an Initiative
Mentor Monday  | 
1/4/2016  |  1 comment
It should be a standard practice throughout the organization, not a one-off thing, the soon-to-be head of Nokia's NFV strategy says.
Nokia Gains Control of Alcatel-Lucent
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1/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia holds nearly 80% of Alcatel-Lucent shares and will start offering a combined portfolio from January 14.
Light Reading's Top Stories of 2015
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12/30/2015  |  3 comments
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of 2015.
Who Might Replace HPE at Telefónica?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/24/2015  |  4 comments
Telefónica has dumped Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its lead virtualization partner -- so who might step into HPE's shoes? Huawei and NEC look best placed of the equipment vendors but an independent integrator might be favored.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Upgrades TIM Network With SDN
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12/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange still talking to Bouygues; Altice completes on Suddenlink acquisition; Deutsche Telekom migrates in Montenegro.
TIM Italy Using Alcatel-Lucent SDN to Transform National Backbone
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12/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Integrated IP and optical core network will take advantage of carrier SDN technology, making the network more agile and allowing TIM to optimize costs while meeting data demands.
Eurobites: Orange Hit by €350M Fine
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12/17/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes the train; Huawei makes hay on handsets; TalkTalk bolsters TV team.
With No New Suitors, EZchip Is Mellanox's
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12/16/2015  |  5 comments
Not a single company was interested in sweeping EZchip away from Mellanox. The failure was a rebuke to EZchip's largest investor, Raging Capital.
Swiss National Rail Upgrades With Alcatel-Lucent
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12/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Network transformation completing in 2020 to support passenger, mission-critical and business operations.
Bell Labs Study: Virtualized Residential Gateways Cut Costs
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12/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Bell Labs study reveals how service providers can reduce operating costs by up to 40% through virtualizing residential gateway functions into the cloud.
Virtualized Residential Gateways Yield 40% Savings – AlcaLu
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12/15/2015  |  4 comments
Reducing complexity by pushing functionality to the cloud.
Alcatel-Lucent Teams With Red Hat, Advantech & 6WIND for vRAN
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12/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent signs agreements with Red Hat, Advantech and 6WIND to accelerate delivery of virtualized radio access networks.
Telekom Austria Deploys G.fast, Vplus With Alcatel-Lucent
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12/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent transforms A1 Telekom Austria's network with innovative ultra-broadband technologies that will address future data demand.
Eurobites: EE Lands Emergency Services Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu turbocharges copper in Austria; European Commission rethinks digital content rules; Ericsson wins.
Light Reading Publishes Unique NFV Interoperability Test Report
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2015  |  3 comments
Independent multivendor NFV interoperability test report hits the wires and is available, in full, to the whole industry.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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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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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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BT's Openreach Has High Hopes for Long-Reach VDSL

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Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
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