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Eurobites: 5G Goes Transcontinental
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom prototypes NB-IoT; Orange makes Moldovan acquisition; Google bags Norway's wind power.
Brexit Batters Telefónica's O2 Sale Plans
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2016  |  1 comment
Telefónica calls an immediate halt to plans to sell its O2 business in the UK after 'Brexiteers' win a UK referendum on EU membership.
Sky Launches Contract-Free Triple Play
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6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
NOW TV to allow users to pick their TV line-up, broadband speed and voice service package for purchase as a contract-free bundle.
DT Eyes FTTH Solution to German Opex Issue
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6/29/2016  |  4 comments
The German operator says the deployment of FTTH could help it to retire legacy platforms and shut down facilities.
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Prime Reading  | 
6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud CPE solution and found it to be ready for commercial NFV deployment.
Astellia Unveils Virtualized RAN Optimization Solution, Appoints New CEO
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6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Astellia unveils its virtualized Nova RAN 3.0 solution for automated and geolocated radio optimization.
Eurobites: DT Looks to Secure Germany's Email
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6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone looks on the bright side; Thales connects with Cisco; ETNO does irony.
Brexit: It's Hard to See an Upside
Shades of Ray  | 
6/29/2016  |  13 comments
The UK's decision to quit the European Union has had global reverberations but it's hard to tell exactly how bad the aftershocks will be.
Orange Faces SDH Hurdle in All-IP Transition
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
The French operator says investments in WDM and OTN technology could reduce costs and improve the outlook for some business services.
Versa Makes Its Mark at CenturyLink
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2016  |  1 comment
Versa Networks announced it was CenturyLink's vendor of choice for the provider's new SD-WAN and SD-Security services launched last week.
OVH Puts Its Optical Faith in Cisco
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2016  |  2 comments
Major hosting company shifts from Infinera to Cisco for its optical transport platform as it expands its fiber network and data center empire.
Eurobites: Telefónica Upgrades Metro Optical Network With Nokia
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in 5G-powered robotic surgery demo; BT connects with Oracle Cloud; more antitrust trouble for Google?
Cisco Wins DWDM Deal At OVH
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Data center and transport network operator OVH is deploying Cisco's DWDM gear.
EBS Announces Multi-Platform EPG Data Contract With ITV Choice
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6/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Will supply EPG data listings to platforms in Africa and Asia.
Sigfox Said to Face Customer Backlash
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2016  |  6 comments
One of Sigfox's customers has complained about the shortcomings of its technology as competition grows and financial challenges mount for the French IoT player.
Eurobites: Orange Commits to UK Jobs
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends fiber network in Poland; executive change at Tele2; Eutelsat takes stock in wake of slowdown.
'Brexit' Vote Hits BT, Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2016  |  15 comments
A UK decision to leave the EU could have nasty consequences for its telecom players.
Eurobites: Rivals Vie for Italian Opportunity
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6/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Accenture impresses; Glastonbury gets virtualized; post-Brexit relocation news.
Eurobites: Telefónica Ushers ZTE Into 5G Tent
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6/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia Sparkle takes AWS Direct Connect to Israel; Liberty Global creates European WiFi network; CityFibre does deal with Level 3.
Orange, Telia Initiate TransportPCE Project in OpenDaylight
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange and Telia, along with AT&T, are driving the new TransportPCE project within OpenDaylight while Vodafone has joined ODL's User Advisory Group.
HPE Joins The OPNFV Pharos Project
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
HPE'S OpenNFV partners will be able to test their solutions on OPNFV architecture to ensure compliance.
Harmonic Powers Live TV & VOD OTT Services for DNA
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Finnish telecommunications operator DNA deployed a complete OTT solution from Harmonic for its DNA TV multiscreen service.
OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
Euro 2016 Scores on Streaming
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Viewing is up, but performance isn't suffering.
Automating NetOps for a 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/22/2016  |  1 comment
The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was the automation of network operations to support 5G.
Eurobites: O2 Flotation Rumors Resurface
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica throws in its 5G lot with Huawei; Norway's Broadnet upgrades with Coriant; Finland's Setera drives expansion with Mitel.
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6/22/2016  |  4 comments
Connectivity
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Operators View OPNFV as Key to NFV Success, Finds Survey
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Survey conducted by Heavy Reading finds that 93% of network operators view OPNFV as important to the success of NFV and that the majority of operators plan to leverage its output.
Nokia Offers AirFrame for OPNFV Community
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia has offered up an AirFrame Data Center platform for the OPNFV community to use for testing.
Altice Closes On Cablevision
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Altice expands its US footprint with the acquisition of Cablevision.
BT's Broadband Chief Preps for 5G With FTTx Plans
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6/21/2016  |  3 comments
Clive Selley, the CEO at BT's Openreach access network division, is increasing the UK incumbent's investment in fiber-to-the-premises to lay the foundations for 5G backhaul as well as meet enterprise broadband needs.
SoftBank Sells Supercell to Tencent for $7.3B
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6/21/2016  |  2 comments
Japanese telco looks to reduce debts through a sale of its majority stake in one of the world's biggest developers of online games.
Nokia CTO to Keynote SCTE/ISBE Expo
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia recently announced its intention to acquire cable vendor Gainspeed in a further commitment to the cable industry.
Zonoff Teams Up for Smart Home Services in Europe
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Partnership to create a managed smart home platform with diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities.
Eurobites: TDC Sells Up in Sweden
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone boss warns against Brexit; Rostelecom and Huawei begin subsea link; FreedomPop makes model pay in UK.
Telia to Raise $706M From Yoigo Sale
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator sells off Spanish unit to focus on Nordic and Baltic regions and buys Finnish fiber operator Anvia.
Combes Lands Altice CEO Job as Cablevision Deal Looms
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6/21/2016  |  1 comment
Drahi's cable group says Dexter Goei will take charge of US business while former Alcatel-Lucent boss oversees all global operations.
Twitter Buys Magic Pony... Not That Kind
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2016  |  11 comments
Twitter acquires visual processing company Magic Pony Technology.
DOCSIS 3.1 Dominates ANGA COM
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a continental coming-out party for cable's new broadband spec, European cable operators embrace gigabit speeds that DOCSIS 3.1 promises to deliver.
Eurobites: Proximus Tests Hybrid Broadband
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6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bigs up new router; TalkTalk boss sees pay hike; Ericsson 'fesses up to Greek probe; Virgin deal with UKTV.
Africa's MTN Appoints Vodafone's Shuter as CEO
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6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The banking sector expertise of Vodafone's European boss will help MTN develop a new strategy, says the African operator.
Axonista CEO Turns TV Habit Into Startup Success
Mentor Monday  | 
6/20/2016  |  1 comment
Claire McHugh, CEO and co-founder of video application startup Axonista, explains why TV isn't dead, it's morphing into something incredible.
Eurobites: Ericsson at Center of Corruption Probe
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6/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK broadband providers slam 'fiber taxes'; DT considers bid for web hosting firm; Liberty Global backs Remain campaign.
Telcos Face Hard Reality Check on Software, Virtualization
Morris Lore  | 
6/17/2016  |  7 comments
SDN, NFV and digitalization will probably not help telcos overcome the OTT threat. That does not mean they are not important.
The Future of Telecom
Column  | 
6/17/2016  |  1 comment
In this final blog of a three-part series, Jeff Gordon examines what operators hope to gain from going down the converged service layer route.
Eurobites: Swiss Not Neutral on 5G
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC proposes wholesale roaming charge cuts; MBNL heads to Ireland for service assurance; Orange Money makes French connection.
Ericsson Offers Taste of 5G With 'Plug-In' Software Modules
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2016  |  4 comments
Ericsson readies network software to enable operators to develop 5G-type apps on 4G networks.
Spectrum Issues Loom Large for Antennas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/15/2016  |  Post a comment
As network operators and vendors are preparing for 5G systems, antenna research and development (R&D) is expanding to help meet the performance requirements that will be needed in the very near future.
Altice Passes Final Cablevision Test
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6/15/2016  |  Post a comment
New York State approves Altice acquisition of Cablevision.
BT Targets 1M SMEs With FTTP
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6/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Openreach today announced the first nine locations that will benefit from a new Fibre to the Premises product specifically designed for SMEs, offering ultrafast speeds of up to 1Gbps.
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Energy 2020: Technology Innovation to Fuel Power Efficiency

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Managing energy costs and consumption as cable operators deploy new services requires new levels of innovation from technology partners. In this video, Dave Fellows, co-founder and CTO of Layer3 TV and chief scientist of the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020 program, discusses such ambitious objectives as achieving a second 500% increase in efficiency in outside plant ...
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Nokia's Advancement Plan: Bring Old Skills to New Roles

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Nokia's Sandy Motley advises women to change their mindsets; get aggressive about advancing their careers; develop strong, diverse support networks; and always bring forth learned skills to take on new challenges and different roles.
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Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services

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In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.
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Energy 2020: Creating Unique Standards for Cable's Unique Networks

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Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
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Masergy: 'Now Is the Time for NFV'

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Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers' problems. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Masergy Leads the Charge With NFV Capabilities

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Hear Tim Naramore, CTO at Masergy, talk about how focusing on solving specific customer challenges, providing self-service automation tools and being laser focused on the customer experience has enabled Masergy to be a leader in the NFV space. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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At BCE 2016, Steve Saunders speaks to Hassan Ahmed about Affirmed's success.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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