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Eurobites: Telefónica Faces Tax Fine in Peru
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3/27/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up in Botswana; EE's complaints handing probe; Telekom Austria's Turkish MVNO.
Wireless Broadband Alliance Champions WiFi-Based Location Services
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
New whitepaper details business drivers and market opportunities for LBS over WiFi.
Thomson Video Networks Launches MediaFlexSUITE
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Unified, service-driven toolset addresses convergence of video content delivery platforms to streamline updates to channel lineups and speed service deployment.
Bell Labs Launches Consulting Division
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
New specialized team collaborates with services providers and enterprises to understand and shape the future network.
SIGFOX, NarrowNet to Deploy IoT Network in Portugal
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
SIGFOX and NarrowNet today announced that NarrowNet will become the exclusive SIGFOX network operator in Portugal.
CityFibre, TalkTalk & Sky to Speed Up York FTTH Rollout
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
CityFibre today announces that the Joint Venture with Sky and TalkTalk to build a city-wide, pure fibre-to-the-premises network in the City of York has successfully completed the first phase of its construction.
Telefónica Pursues 4G-for-the-Masses Strategy
Morris Lore  | 
3/26/2015  |  3 comments
The Spanish incumbent is avoiding some of the publicity-grabbing 4G moves of its rivals.
Eurobites: EC Plots Its Digital Single Market
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3/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.
Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
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3/25/2015  |  2 comments
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
BT Backs G.fast for Backhaul
Shades of Ray  | 
3/25/2015  |  1 comment
British carrier really wants to sweat that copper plant and sees a real opportunity to use that asset for high-speed backhaul.
BT Threatens Price War With New 4G Offer
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3/25/2015  |  1 comment
The UK fixed-line incumbent has marked its entry into mobile with the launch of a cut-price 4G service.
Eurobites: Ericsson Makes More 5G R&D Connections
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT re-enters mobile with SIM-only deals; Hungary reconsiders telecom tax; CommProve lands African gig.
Sedona Boasts Multilayer Network Orchestrator
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli startup bases bold claims of capex savings for telcos on software that unifies management of the optical and IP planes.
Telefónica Seals $15.2B O2 Sale to Hutchison
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3/24/2015  |  1 comment
If regulators approve the deal, a merger between 3 and O2 will create the UK's biggest mobile operator.
Euro Project Probes G.fast Role in Backhaul Networks
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
New Celtic-Plus project explores the potential to use copper lines powered by G.fast for High-speed backhaul applications.
Mojio Raises $8M from DT for Connected Cars
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's investment arm, Telekom Capital, contributes to $8 million series A funding round to help the startup build the world's most comprehensive app marketplace for cars.
Astro Picks Thomson Video Networks Video Processing Solutions
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Southeast Asia's largest pay-TV operator opts for Thomson video processing knowhow.
Deutsche Telekom Opens 5G:haus
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier's innovation lab will include research companies, startups and vendors working on developing the new communications standard.
EZchip Pitches New Chips at NFV
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3/24/2015  |  1 comment
Networking chip specialist is targeting the high end of the multicore server market with an ARM-based processor that can meet the needs of SDN and NFV deployments.
Eurobites: Hutchison's O2 Deal Poised for Take-Off
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica invests in mobile OS startup; Deutsche Telekom opens 5G lab; Amazon Fire TV Sticks it to Europe.
Get Your Kicks at BTE: Enter Our 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament
Shades of Ray  | 
3/24/2015  |  3 comments
If you think you can show us some silky soccer skills this June, sign up for the Light Reading five-a-side soccer tournament that's taking place in the middle of the Big Telecom Event show floor in Chicago.
The Rise of Industry 4.0
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3/24/2015  |  9 comments
Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
Thomson Video Networks Launches FUZE-1
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Thomson video networks launches FUZE-1, an all-new playout infrastructure for channel origination and ad insertion.
Ooredoo Strikes International Connectivity Deals
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Ooredoo’s wholesale arm takes part in global undersea cable consortium, signs new agreement with PCCW Global for IPX services and offers 4G LTE roaming services with BICS.
Rohde & Schwarz Tackles 5G Millimeter-Wave Testing
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz and Fraunhofer HHI realize 5G millimeter-wave channel sounding test solution.
CityFibre Sees Backhaul Interest From O2, Vodafone
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3/23/2015  |  1 comment
The fiber network operator believes a merger between BT and EE will drive the UK's other mobile players into its backhaul embrace.
NTT, UBIqube Team on Managed Security DevOps
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operator, software vendor team up to allow NTT to deliver managed security services on-demand alongside its cloud services.
Eurobites: BT Jumps Into Mobile With MVNO
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain deploys small cells; Ethiopian operator uses AlcaLu's CEM; UK telcos push for cheaper mast rental.
NAGRA Supports DAI for DISH's Multiscreen Service
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
NAGRA allows US satellite TV provider, DISH, and global satellite technology provider, EchoStar, to deploy dynamic VOD advertising and meet new studio requirements for content licensing.
Telekom Austria Fights Fires With M2M
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Telekom Austria Group M2M and Rosenbauer announce partnership to provide solutions for firefighting vehicles.
EE Launches WiFi Calling on Samsung S6
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, today announced that Samsung's new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, are available with WiFi calling to pre-order on its superfast 4GEE network.
Open Networking Acronym Soup
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3/20/2015  |  5 comments
Bamboozled by the flood of abbreviations and acronyms that SDN and NFV have inspired? Here's a guide to some of the key standards bodies whose initials you will need to know.
Eurobites: Orange Acquires 'Spy-Proof' Cloud
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3/20/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange monetizes SDN/NFV service; Vodafone agrees to buy Metroweb stake; Sky offloads betting business.
Telecom Italia Forecasts Some Pain Relief
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3/20/2015  |  1 comment
The Italian incumbent expects sales to decline less sharply this year than last and hopes its investment plan will stabilize earnings next year.
Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/19/2015  |  1 comment
The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!
Eurobites: Ofcom Puts the Squeeze on BT
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3/19/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes Peterborough project; Morocco 4G auction raises $200; is it all over for Uber?
Orange Unveils NFV-Based Offering for SMBs
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3/18/2015  |  4 comments
A new offering from the French service provider will let business customers set up and manage services dynamically using a web portal.
Eurobites: Vodafone Sues O2 for $15M in Czech Republic
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3/18/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Imagination shares slip on licensing slowdown news; Tele2 upgrades with Huawei in Croatia; Russia's MTS forecasts stormy weather.
GSMA Opens a Mobile Marketplace
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3/18/2015  |  9 comments
Industry association has 1,300 companies signed up at launch.
Telefónica Taps Vasona to Improve London 3G
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier's O2 brand is piloting a deployment with the network optimization vendor to improve the performance of its 3G network across London.
Eurobites: Orange Plans €15B Networks Upgrade
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei strengthens German ties; ETNO pushes for net partiality; Sky invests in OTT startup.
Cable Weighs Ways to Go Virtual
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Seeking to ease bandwidth pressures on their access networks, cable technologists are exploring various ways to virtualize headend equipment and network functions so they can expand capacity and cut costs.
Might SDN & NFV Help Telcos Crack Open the SMB Market?
Shades of Ray  | 
3/16/2015  |  12 comments
The recent test of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution by independent test lab EANTC suggests the SMB market might at last be a viable one for telcos.
Vodafone Claims to Beat German Rivals to VoLTE
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3/16/2015  |  3 comments
Germany's network operators are preparing to add VoLTE to their respective arsenals as they battle over mobile customers.
Ericsson Buys Telecom Biz of Chinese IT Firm
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3/16/2015  |  5 comments
Vendor will take on 1,000 of Sunrise's IT employees to strengthen its OSS/BSS play in China.
Eurobites: Germany Invests €10B in Better Broadband
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3/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT/EE merger under scrutiny; Rostelecom's fixed-line loss; small is beautiful for UK's ISPs.
LTE Reaches Half a Billion Users Worldwide
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3/13/2015  |  1 comment
Asia is now the global leader in LTE connections, but North America still wins on penetration, and its speeds are increasing too, according to several reports out this week.
3 UK to Launch VoLTE by September
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3/13/2015  |  1 comment
With three network operators plotting VoLTE launches, the UK's mobile market could soon be a hive of VoLTE activity.
Eurobites: Swisscom Tests Low-Power IoT Network
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3/13/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom hires former SFR man; Netflix splashes out on content; T-Mobile Poland wants your Bitcoin.
NBN Takes DOCSIS 3.1 Down Under
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3/13/2015  |  Post a comment
NBN Co., Australia's government-backed broadband operator, plans to join Comcast, Liberty Global and Cox in rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 over HFC lines, starting early next year.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

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Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
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Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

3|24|15   |   02:26   |   (9) comments


Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

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GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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