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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.
Telefónica Tests Nokia VNFs
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4/14/2016  | 
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.
Blog: Manage VNF deployment for IP routing and EPC
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4/6/2016  | 
Network function virtualization (NFV) industry hype and proof of concepts have finally turned into products for IP routing and EPC virtual network function (VNF) deployment. As carriers prepare for commercial VNF deployment, they need to start to evaluate options for managing VNFs and their lifecycle.
Blog: Carrier-grade virtualized routers: Are we there (yet)?
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4/6/2016  | 
IP routing virtualized network functions (VNFs), such as virtualized routers and mobile gateways, offer a wide range of benefits for network operators and their customers. In this blog, the first of a series, let’s discuss the current status of VNFs and potential barriers to adoption.
Application Note: Nokia 5620 Service Aware Manager: An OpenStack integrated VNF manager for the Nokia Virtualized Service Router and Evolved Packet Core VNFs
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4/6/2016  | 
Operators seeking to accelerate the deployment of Nokia Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) virtual network functions (VNFs) will welcome the addition of a carrier-grade VNF manager to the Nokia 5620 SAM. The 5620 SAM VNF Manager delivers out-of-the-box OpenStack integration, simplifying the fit of the Nokia IP Routing and EPC VNF solution into OpenStack-based network functions virtualization management and orchestration architectures.
Test Report Exclusive: Validating Nokia’s IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
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3/31/2016  | 
Network operators are facing some of the biggest technology decisions in their history and the choices they make will have a major impact on their future prosperity. That's why the independent verification of VNFs is so important.
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.
Blog: The case for a virtualized residential gateway
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2/9/2016  | 
Blog: Benefit from a virtualized residential gateway
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2/9/2016  | 
Financial white paper: The case for a virtualized residential gateway: Operating cost savings and revenue benefits
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2/9/2016  | 
This financial paper discusses the findings of a Bell Labs study with respect to the operating cost savings and revenue benefits of deploying a vRGW architecture.
Test Summary: EANTC tests Nokia Virtualized Service Router and Virtualized Mobile Gateway, validates readiness for deployment
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2/9/2016  | 
Nokia has obtained independent validation of the capabilities of its virtualized router and mobile gateway portfolios from the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). EANTC evaluated a number of applications supported by the Nokia Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and the Nokia Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) in a series of rigorous tests performed at Nokia’s facility in Mountain View, California.
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
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
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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?
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
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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.
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