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5G Use Cases, Pre-Standards Groups Proliferate
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3/3/2015  |  1 comment
Everyone wants to have a say in how 5G will develop, with many different groups outlining their visions of 5G and vowing to play nice with the other groups.
Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Pitch 5G Radio Technologies
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are squaring up to each other – in a polite way – with rival 5G radio access technologies.
T-Mobile Plans LTE-U With ALU, Qualcomm
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm and Alcatel-Lucent join forces with T-Mobile to accelerate licensed assisted access adoption.
Deutsche Telekom Turns On Pan-European IP
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Germany's incumbent carrier has burnished its reputation as an IP leader with the simultaneous launch of cloud-based services in three European countries.
Nokia Sees off Non-Chinese Rivals for China Telecom 4G Work
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
The Finnish vendor claims to have secured a bigger LTE FDD contract with China Telecom than any other non-Chinese player.
DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.
TM Forum Catalysts Target NFV Management
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2/24/2015  |  4 comments
More than half of 21 operator-sponsored demos focus on bringing NFV to market faster by solving management and orchestration issues.
Alcatel-Lucent Integrates Siklu for Millimeter Wave Backhaul
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2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Adding millimeter wave radios bolsters Alcatel-Lucent high-capacity backhaul offering.
Eurobites: Apple Invests €1.7B in European Data Centers
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2/23/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in IoT alliance; Vodafone gets Deutsche Bank gig; termination rates slashed in Saudi Arabia; AlcaLu integrates Siklu.
Network Services Key to SDN Strategies, Says AlcaLu's Alwan
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Basil Alwan, president of IP routing and transport at Alcatel-Lucent, says speedy configuration is a massive opportunity as services become decoupled from the infrastructure.
Deutsche Telekom Says Europe Risks Being 5G Flop
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2/19/2015  |  2 comments
Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom's European boss, has issued a stark warning to Europe's technology players.
Eurobites: Nokia Touts IoT Security
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cozy with Colt; Telecom Italia considers media unit buyout; Technicolor sets 2020 targets.
Alcatel-Lucent Revamps Its 4G RAN Portfolio
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent introduces LTE radio access network portfolio to help operators make the transition to next-generation technologies.
Alcatel-Lucent Pitches Its 400G IP Gear at DCI Market
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2/18/2015  |  2 comments
Vendor pitches its single-port 400G IP-over-DWDM capabilities at operators needing greater capacity between data centers and their metro and core networks.
Bell Labs: IP/Optical Integration Saves Resources
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2/11/2015  |  3 comments
Bell Labs study suggests integrating IP routing and optical transport uses 40% fewer network resources than 100G router ports and optical transponders.
Alcatel-Lucent Unveils Universal TWDM
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
AlcaLu tweaks its TWDM-PON proposition to allow operators to plug in 10 Gbit/s optical components as a starting point.
AlcaLu Unveils New Outdoors Metro Cell
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2/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Compact Metro Cell Outdoor to optimize coverage and capacity and meet customer data demands, in a design that’s half the size and 43% more power efficient compared to existing metro cells.
Alcatel-Lucent Reports Marginal Progress
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2/6/2015  |  2 comments
Revenues are down but margins are up as Shift Plan architect, CEO Michel Combes, targets positive cashflow in 2015.
Alcatel-Lucent Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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2/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Group revenues, excluding Managed Services, down 3% year-on-year, though IP Routing revenues are up 15%.
China Telecom Taps Nuage SDN for Public Clouds
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2/4/2015  |  Post a comment
The world's largest fixed line operator is looking to SDN to help meet growing demand for secure and scalable cloud networking.
Vodafone Spain Trials 400G With Alcatel-Lucent
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1/30/2015  |  1 comment
Test using Alcatel-Lucent 400G technology over existing network between Madrid and Zaragoza demonstrates significant increase in ultra-broadband access capacity.
Eurobites: Vodafone Spain Checks Out 400G With Alcatel-Lucent
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1/30/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sales up in Q4; Jay-Z buys Scandinavian streaming service; startups in ice-holes.
Eurobites: Providers Square Up to Net Neutrality
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1/27/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch regulator issues net neutrality fines; TE Connectivity close to sale of network gear unit; Bell Labs' HetNet boasts.
ALU Conducts LTE Trial With Mexican Government
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Using 700MHz APT spectrum, trial demonstrates benefits of increased capacity and reached download speeds of over 120 Mbit/s for video streaming and other ultra-broadband mobile access services and applications.
Vodacom to Deploy Alcatel-Lucent's GPON Gear
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent's GPON solution to underpin ultra-broadband network for enterprise, residential and mobile customers of South Africa’s largest mobile operator.
Eurobites: Future's Not Bright for Orange Brand in UK
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu deploys GPON network in South Africa; snub for Spanish regulator over Orange/Jazztel deal; 'snoopers' charter' fears revived in UK.
Ciena, Cisco Tipped for Verizon Metro 100G
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1/20/2015  |  3 comments
Ciena was long thought to be favored but now Cisco is also seen as a winner, according to analyst reports.
ZTE Doubles Profit but Falls Further Behind Huawei
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Judging by the fall in the Chinese company's share price, investors had been hoping for a better performance in 2014.
Etisalat Expands NFV Deal With AlcaLu
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Middle East operator to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's virtual radio network controller in additional territories.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Ups Capex Ante
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom's Renee walks away; 'roam like at home' a step closer; AlcaLu claims subsea breakthrough.
Video Streaming: Broadcasting the IP Video Revolution
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent details the formats and protocols used for streaming IP video, which is gaining in popularity.
Alcatel-Shanghai Bell Launches Probe Following Corruption Claims
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1/19/2015  |  2 comments
Senior Alcatel-Shanghai Bell executive accuses colleagues of corruption before disappearing in mysterious circumstances.
China Telecom Names Five LTE FDD Suppliers
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1/16/2015  |  1 comment
China's third-biggest mobile operator awards most of planned work to Huawei and ZTE.
Bell Labs Updates Energy Consumption Tool
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Bell Labs releases updated version of its G.W.A.T.T. application, a tool intended to help operators plan for the energy consumption and efficiency of their networks.
Ericsson's Wibergh to Replace Pusey as Vodafone CTO
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1/15/2015  |  2 comments
Ericsson CEO Vestberg to take charge of networks business as Wibergh takes key role at giant mobile operator.
Gorti to Pull the NFV Strings at Alcatel-Lucent
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1/14/2015  |  7 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's incoming President IP Platforms, Bhaskar Gorti, will have overall control of the vendor's NFV strategy, including CloudBand, but is he the right person for that role?
Alcatel-Lucent Boasts Vectoring Milestone
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and Proximus celebrate milestone of 10 million VDSL2 vectoring line shipments and first year of successful deployment in Belgium.
Eurobites: Sunrise IPO on Horizon
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1/14/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Egypt signs wholesale deals; Telefónica boosts VoIP with Zaark; AlcaLu reaches vectoring milestone.
AlcaLu Hires Oracle Big Hitter
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1/13/2015  |  6 comments
Longtime Oracle Communications executive Bhaskar Gorti has joined Alcatel-Lucent as the head of IP Platforms and takes responsibility for NFV.
Cisco: Software, Cloud to Be 'Main Focus'
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1/13/2015  |  4 comments
Having made its fortunes in hardware, Cisco is now planning to revamp its strategy and plan a future based on software and cloud developments.
Huawei Puts Its Rivals to Shame
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1/13/2015  |  4 comments
Unaudited 2014 financials from the Chinese equipment maker show it is going from strength to strength while others flatline.
Sprint Signs $1.8B in Vendor Financing Deals
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1/7/2015  |  7 comments
Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks and Samsung all chip in to help Sprint accelerate its Spark LTE network rollout.
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Gets New CEO
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent appoints Luis Martinez-Amago as CEO of its flagship company in China.
Eurobites: Ericsson Brings LTE-U to Small Cells
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a cloud for mariners; Kabel Deutschland taps Cisco knowhow; AlcaLu's man in Shanghai.
AlcaLu Ups Its Cable Game
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1/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Vik Saxema, CTO for Cable & Media at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the vendor's developments for the cable operator market, including virtual CPE.
Kordia Spies SDN Efficiencies
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12/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Drew Gilpin, head of sales and marketing at New Zealand telco Kordia, sees SDN as a way to achieve a more efficient use of capital.
Ciena Seen as Verizon 100G Metro Favorite
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12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Analysts suggest existing Verizon supplier Ciena is favorite to win a 100G metro spot at Verizon, but several vendors are in the running.
Small Cell Movers & Shakers: Update
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12/26/2014  |  Post a comment
It's been a year of major change for small cells and those championing them, so we're looking back on 2014's movers and shakers to see who's moved and who's still shaking.
LTE Small Cells Set to Be Big in 2015
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12/22/2014  |  3 comments
Deployments of small cells, dominated by single-mode LTE indoor base stations, are set to ramp up in the new year.
Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
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12/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 satellites lift off; Deutsche Telekom takes extra mobile security measures.
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The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
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4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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DT's Virtualization Vision for Europe

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.
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ZTE's Wireline at MWC 2015

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Light Reading speaks with Jane Chen, ZTE's Senior VP of Wireline Business, about innovations in her product line at Mobile World Congress.
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ZTE at MWC 2015

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Dr. Dick Chen of ZTE USA gives Light Reading an overview of what's new at ZTE's pavilion at Mobile World Congress 2015.
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Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech

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At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
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EXCLUSIVE: Cisco's Chambers on Reinvention

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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The Three Cs of MWC15

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My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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