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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.
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?
News Analysis  | 
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  |  Post a 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
Prime Reading  | 
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 in Africa
News Analysis  | 
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.
AlcaLu's Weldon Lands Nokia CTO Role
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11/12/2015  |  8 comments
Marcus Weldon will be the CTO of Nokia and continue as the President of Bell Labs once the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent acquisition is complete.
CenturyLink Confirms Nuage Selection
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11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Nuage Networks SDN technology selected for CenturyLink's network architecture.
It Gets Contentious in London: OSS Event Pictures
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11/11/2015  |  1 comment
Service providers and vendors came together in London to tackle tricky issues around OSS for virtualized networks.
Ciscosson Out to Spoil NokAlu's Wedding
Morris Lore  | 
11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Cisco and Ericsson have been dismissive of their rivals but their partnership could flounder in a number of ways.
'Ciscosson' Aims for Future-Proof Partnership
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11/9/2015  |  2 comments
New partners Cisco and Ericsson will need to persuade customers they are committed to a long-term relationship and not just a brief encounter.
Telefónica, Nuage Networks Complete Service Chaining PoC
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11/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Telefónica Business Solutions says it has successfully completed a service chaining proof-of-concept with Nuage Networks that will enable it to roll out value-added services to its large enterprise customers on its SDN-NFV infrastructure.
NFV Startup Could Challenge Incumbents
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11/3/2015  |  2 comments
Core Network Dynamics is one of a new breed of virtualization suppliers whose technology could spur a shake-up in the mobile sector.
Nokia Already Boosted by AlcaLu, Says Suri
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10/29/2015  |  1 comment
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri claims the new certainty of a tie-up with Alcatel-Lucent is opening up fresh opportunities for the Finnish vendor.
Eurobites: China Boosts Nokia's Q3
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10/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu hit by ASN impairment charge; MegaFon profits up; Ericsson collaborates on smart energy.
ipoque Joins AlcaLu's CloudBand Ecosystem
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10/28/2015  |  Post a comment
ipoque brings application awareness technology to Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand ecosystem for traffic visibility and more agile operation of network functions virtualization (NFV).
Is Verizon Giving AlcaLu the Long-Haul Boot?
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10/26/2015  |  3 comments
Analyst report suggests technical and delivery issues are leading Verizon to focus on Ciena as a single source of long-haul optica transport gear in the future, with Alcatel-Lucent shown the door.
Den Networks Picks Alcatel-Lucent for GPON, Routing
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10/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent GPON and IP routing technologies to enable Den Networks to launch ultra-broadband access services in India.
Cable's Chance to Get Mobile Right
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10/26/2015  |  3 comments
Cable companies are buzzing about MVNOs and carrier-grade WiFi.
Juniper's Revival Continues But Doubts Persist
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2015  |  7 comments
The Californian equipment maker is moving in the right direction, but does it have the scale and smarts to go the distance?
Ericsson Slumps on China, Russia Weakness
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10/23/2015  |  2 comments
The Swedish equipment maker has blamed economic difficulties in Russia and a 4G slowdown in China for sales setbacks, but says its restructuring remains on track.
Eurobites: Orange Q3 Boosts Share Price
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10/22/2015  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ticks off final regulatory approval for AlcaLu deal; ADVA hits all-time high in Q3; hard times in Saudi Arabia.
NBN Looks to G.Fast to Reduce Fiber 'Hassle'
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10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The state-backed Australian wholesale operator has been trialing and thinks the technology could play a big role in its fiber plans.
Long-Range, High-Speed Is Coming – BT
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10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
BT says the products it needs to provide from the street cabinet are firmly on the technology roadmaps of equipment vendors.
CenturyLink Sees 100% Virtual IP Net by 2018
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10/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Operator outlines strategy to virtualize its edge routers and be 45% virtual in IP core by end of this year.
Copper Soldiers On: Broadband Special Report Part 1
Prime Reading  | 
10/19/2015  |  1 comment
Some of Europe's biggest service providers are basing their broadband futures around the continued use of copper.
Eurobites: Nokia Gets Nod From China on AlcaLu Deal
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10/19/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in IoT tie-up; Orange shells out for Polish spectrum; Tele Columbus launches share issue.
Looking Back at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
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10/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's cable guy picks out the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo highlights.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bolsters Security Offer
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10/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT starts more trials with AlcaLu; Ericsson and MTS test LTE Broadcast in Russia; Deutsche Telekom tackles the cell edge.
Vendors Tell Small Carriers How to Go Virtual
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10/8/2015  |  1 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  |  2 comments
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
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Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

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Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
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WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
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Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
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Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
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SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
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Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
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Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

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The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.