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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
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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
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1/14/2016  |  7 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
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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  |  2 comments
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of 2015.
Who Might Replace HPE at Telefónica?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
Alcatel-Lucent Wins Router Deal at China Telecom
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11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
China Telecom broadens deployment of Alcatel-Lucent IP core and edge routers to manage growing data center traffic as CT expands 4G LTE services.
Eurobites: Accedian Wins Berth at Telefónica
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11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks demos LTE breakthrough; AlcaLu upgrades Orange in Romania; European Commission nods through Avago/Broadcom deal.
Samsung to Sell Wireless Networking Unit?
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11/23/2015  |  50 comments
Samsung is said to be mulling selling its wireless networking business as the industry consolidates and competition gets hotter.
Eurobites: Jolla Sails Into Choppy Waters
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11/23/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei joins 5G Exchange project; Bulgaria's Vivacom sold; Cisco snaps up UK teleconferencing firm.
Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
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11/23/2015  |  1 comment
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB deployments, operators face tough decisions when upgrading their networks to meet future needs.
Bell Labs Boasts Optical Eureka Moment
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11/20/2015  |  1 comment
Prototype space-division multiplexed technology opens up the potential to dramatically boost optical network capacity, according to Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.
Bell Labs Claims Optical Capacity Breakthrough
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11/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Using the MIMO-SDM technique, Bell Labs aims to overcome the capacity limitations imposed by the non-linear 'Shannon limit' on current optical fiber.
Data Center Interconnects in Desperate Need of SDN – AlcaLu
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11/19/2015  |  Post a comment
As Alcatel-Lucent's Steve Vogelsang points out, it's the massive workloads that traverse the network between data centers that are driving SDN development.
Eurobites: Telefónica Casts Doubt on Spanish Fiber Rollout
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11/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera connects cars; Ericsson connects ships; AlcaLu connects Cape Town.
MEF Unveils First Six 100G CE 2.0 Certified Vendors
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11/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) announced the first six vendors that it has certified as being CE 2.0 compliant for 100G.
Eurobites: Nokia Enters 'Final Phase' of Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition
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11/18/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei creates more R&D jobs in Ireland; French 4G auction closes; Sky bigs up new set-top box.
Eurobites: Facebook Expands Internet.org in Africa
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11/17/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French spectrum auction bids reach €2.7 billion; Cellcom profits plunge; Vodafone Wallet teams up with MasterCard.
Alcatel-Lucent Intros DAS Radio Frequency Module
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11/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent introduces radio interface to lower power consumption and operational costs of mobile ultra-broadband access in public locations.
Eurobites: More Places Set at NokAlu Top Table
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11/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu spreads the cloud in west Africa; Bouygues returns to revenue growth; former competition boss favors Openreach spin-off.
French Stock Market Authority Approves Nokia Acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent
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11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
The French stock market authority has approved Nokia's public exchange offer for the securities of Alcatel-Lucent.
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