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Vendors Tell Small Carriers How to Go Virtual
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10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Execs from Ericsson, AlcaLu, Huawei and Oracle outline which network functions to virtualize and hope to inspire small carriers about why they should start now.
Nokia Faces Mobile Shakeout Post AlcaLu Deal
Morris Lore  | 
10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
The overlapping product portfolios of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will pose a challenge for the new-look business.
Winning With WiFi
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/8/2015  |  1 comment
MSO, SCTE and vendor experts will address how cable can optimize and monetize WiFi in a special LR breakfast panel at Cable-Tec Expo next week.
Eurobites: Ofcom Sounds Alarm on O2 Deal
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10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone barges in to BT/Openreach row; Deutsche Telekom on Safe Harbor backwash; AlcaLu supplies LTE for aviation.
AlcaLu Execs Lose Out as Nokia Unveils New Top Team
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10/7/2015  |  5 comments
A number of senior executives at Alcatel-Lucent may be out of a job, with Nokia preferring to fill most leadership roles from within its current organization.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Holds On to Subsea Unit
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Astellia signs RAN optimization agreement with Telefónica; Euskaltel ups price for rival; MTS wins spectrum.
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
The acquisition isn't yet closed but the Finnish giant has laid out its planned leadership team for the combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
Eurobites: UK Wants Closer Look at Hutchison/O2 Deal
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10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: management re-jig at Tele2; AlcaLu veteran heads for Technicolor; ADVA turbocharges DCI offering.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Gets Polish NBN Gig
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy.
Good News for NFV Interoperability
Column  | 
9/29/2015  |  6 comments
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Wireless Companies Unite to Ward Off LTE-U Regulation
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2015  |  4 comments
Qualcomm, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and others join forces to stop the threat of FCC regulation around LTE-U as commercial deployments draw closer.
Alcatel-Lucent Unveils Mini 7750 Router
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent is launching a smaller version of its 7750 Service Router (SR) called the 7750 SR-e series.
Eurobites: Nokia Makes Friends With France
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9/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy developments; FreedomPop launches in UK; AlcaLu goes into Channel Tunnel.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Blames It on Rio
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France makes life awkward for Google; Deezer plans IPO; AlcaLu supplies Sicilian connectivity.
Could New IP Aid Altice Expansion?
Morris Lore  | 
9/18/2015  |  2 comments
Patrick Drahi's strategy of debt-fueled growth might receive a boost from investment in New IP technologies.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Buys IoT, CEM Smarts
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell poised to fill TeliaSonera vacuum; telecom cozies up to carmakers; Ericsson widens 5G research.
Spectrum Uncertainty Hinders 5G Research
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9/15/2015  |  Post a comment
5G stakeholders say the slow progress on spectrum allocation is preventing them from committing resources to mmWave research.
Eurobites: Nokia Names the 5G Date
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9/14/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia sets itself 5G deadline; NokAlu gets CFIUS approval; DT hits the digital silk road.
Ericsson, Intel, Nokia Back New Narrowband LTE IoT Spec
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9/11/2015  |  2 comments
Intel & friends battle Huawei and its supporters for the future of cellular IoT applications.
Scoring Big With Cloud DVR
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/11/2015  |  1 comment
Telefónica is enjoying great early results with its new cloud DVR service, helping it vault into the pay-TV market leadership in Spain.
Eurobites: Combes Gets a Haircut
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9/11/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt opts for leadership change; Danish merger is toast; Vodafone launches WiFi calling in UK.
IP Video Services Explode at IBC
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2015  |  1 comment
As the IP video market heats up, big-name companies are using IBC as a launching ground for new media platforms and services.
Verizon & Partners to Field Test 5G in 2016
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/8/2015  |  4 comments
Carrier says it feels a 'tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G' and is planning to field test the technology with partners next year.
Eurobites: Smile Raises $365M for African Expansion
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9/8/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia agrees redundancies program with labor unions; CityFibre's Edinburgh project extended; Ericsson bags Dutch OTT deal.
Eurobites: Things Get Hairy for Combes
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9/3/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free 1, Orange 0; Net Insight buys ScheduALL; du goes gigabit for gaming.
Network Slicing Key to Nokia's 5G Framework
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9/2/2015  |  5 comments
Nokia pulls together a framework for a programmable 5G architecture with network slicing as the key element to make 5G more than just another network.
Ex-AlcaLu Boss Tasked With Bolstering Altice
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9/1/2015  |  9 comments
Michel Combes has been confirmed as the new chief operating officer of Altice, where he already looks under pressure to boost efficiency.
Subsea Update: FCC Wants More Outage Info
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8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update.
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/31/2015  |  14 comments
Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.
Nokia Preps JV Future in China
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  3 comments
To merge its China business with Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to create a €4.5B business.
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Prime Reading  | 
8/27/2015  |  4 comments
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's efforts to migrate to IP and secure critical infrastructure.
Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes to Run Altice Ops
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8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Turkish delight at auction outcome; Cellcom mulls Golan bid; Swisscom launches WiFi calling; Ericsson extends ITV deal.
ZTE Profits Rise on China's 4G Boom
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8/26/2015  |  2 comments
China's number-two equipment maker reports a sharp increase in net profit amid a surge in spending on 4G network in China.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Hutch Buy Qualcomm's UK Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia deploys small cells for Ooredoo; Serbia and Kosovo reach telecom rapprochement; Millicom hires Gordon; Huawei wins SBC deal with Telefónica.
Eurobites: BT Boasts 330 Mbit/s With Field Trial
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Dimension Data plans acquisitions; Huber+Suhner feels currency pain in H1; Liquid Telecom and MTN hook up in Africa; Telefónica boosts links to the Canary Islands.
Eurobites: Telefónica Refreshes Its Routers With AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix raises European prices; DT exec gets a dig in at online advertising; BBC upgrades iPlayer.
SDN Rockets From Crazy to Essential
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/19/2015  |  5 comments
Previous technology innovations crawled along compared with adoption of SDN.
Eurobites: Ericsson Forges Global IoT Partnership
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NokaLu moves closer; Orange completes Jazztel acquisition; MTN/Telkom RAN deal blocked.
Verizon Revs Up Wireline Race With NG-PON2
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2015  |  8 comments
Verizon throws down the gigabit gauntlet with a new NG-PON2 field test and plans to issue an RFP for commercial rollout of the high-speed broadband technology later this year.
Qualcomm M&A Move Signals New Fixed Broadband Battle
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2015  |  2 comments
Acquisition of struggling fixed broadband chip vendor sets it against Broadcom and Intel in the battle to win business in the xDSL and device and infrastructure market.
Alcatel-Lucent Lands VoLTE Deal at China Mobile
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8/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Rapport will allow China Mobile to simplify and consolidate communications services on a single platform.
Nokia Networks Enjoys 'Terrific Rebound'
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor receives a boost from improvements at its networks division but warns that pricing conditions remain challenging.
AlcaLu Grows Profits Ahead of Nokia Deal
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The equipment maker has reported a smaller net loss than in the year-earlier quarter despite a sales squeeze in North America and China.
Making the Business Case for Cloud DVR – by Heavy Reading
Information Resources  | 
7/30/2015  | 
Eurobites: Nokia Gets EC Green Light for AlcaLu Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable consolidation in northern Spain; Telekom Austria's new CEO; Rovi loses appeal against Virgin Media; UK broadband providers may have to fund 'final 5%'.
CEO Chat With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent
Between the CEOs  | 
7/24/2015  |  5 comments
Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone Test TWDM-PON
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2015  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky still complaining about BT's acquisition of EE; Nokia tests sub-6GHz 5G; Orange looks to exit Armenia.
Huawei's H1 Sales Grow 30% to $28.3B
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2015  |  2 comments
When it comes to revenue growth, China's biggest equipment maker remains the envy of its Western peers.
Ericsson's Stock Rises on Q2 Margin Improvements
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7/17/2015  |  Post a comment
The Swedish vendor says restructuring remains on track but continues to depend on non-US business and favorable currency effects for sales growth.
TDD Heads for Prime Time
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7/16/2015  |  Post a comment
The lesser-known 4G technology looks set to become a much bigger deal following developments at this week's Mobile World Congress Shanghai tradeshow.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

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Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
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Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
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Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

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Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
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BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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