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Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor)
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5/13/2016  |  Post a 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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
Morris Lore  | 
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.
Blog: Benefit from a virtualized residential gateway
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2/9/2016  | 
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
Prime Reading  | 
12/30/2015  |  2 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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
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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.
EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
Prime Reading  | 
12/8/2015  |  2 comments
Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV Interoperability Evaluation, focused on multivendor NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF) interoperability.
China Mobile to Deploy AlcaLu Routers
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12/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent upgrades China Mobile's IP core and metro networks to meet next decade of data demand.
China Unicom Deploys More AlcaLu Core Routers
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12/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent expands deployment of IP Core Router with China Unicom to meet high-traffic data demands in nine Chinese cities.
Eurobites: Shareholders Approve 'NokAlu' Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli operators face class action on calling cards; Orange appoints 'CEO Delegates'; Ofcom delays spectrum auction.
Nokia Shareholders Approve AlcaLu Acquisition
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12/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Nokia shareholders approve all resolutions at Extraordinary General Meeting, including those related to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Alcatel-Lucent Lands Moana Subsea Network Deal
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12/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and Bluesky Pacific Group launch new submarine cable system to enhance connectivity across Pacific.
AlcaLu's NFV Boss: Operations Is Key R&D Focus
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12/2/2015  |  2 comments
Bhaskar Gorti, Alcatel-Lucent's president of IP platforms and soon-to-be Nokia leader, says there isn't a business case in moving from physical to virtual; it all hangs in operations.
What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
Rewired  | 
11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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