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Orange to Be All-IP by 2020, Says AMEA Boss
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7/3/2015  |  2 comments
The French incumbent has an ambitious target for the shutdown of its global PSTN networks.
AlcaLu Lands $1B+ Deals in China
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7/3/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent has struck frame agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom for fixed, mobile, IP, optical and NFV and SDN technology valued at up to US$1.3 billion.
Eurobites: Orange Cleared of 'State Aid' Charge
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7/3/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bharti Airtel sells towers in Africa; EE hit by ₤1 million Ofcom fine; France and China get it on.
Alcatel-Lucent Lands Deals at China Mobile, China Unicom
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7/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor signs frame agreements for broadband and cloud technologies with two major operators in China.
Orange Aims for 20% Sales Growth in Africa
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7/2/2015  |  3 comments
The French incumbent has announced some ambitious growth targets and virtualization moves in Africa and the Middle East.
Sprint Expands Retail Presence With Dixons
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Sprint and Dixons Carphone wil build and operate around 20 new Sprint third-party retail stores across the US.
NTT Comms Plans More M&A, Preps Next-Gen Cloud Platform
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
As part of its global carrier cloud expansion strategy NTT Communications is set to acquire a data center operator in Indonesia and is looking at adding to its assets in Europe.
Eurobites: Online Viewing Hurts BBC, Prompts Job Cuts
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7/2/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and UAE operator du work on mobile broadband; Dixons Carphone to run stores for Sprint; 'father of SMS' dies.
Lines Get Drawn in Road to 5G
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7/1/2015  |  1 comment
The steady drumbeat of progress continues on as new groups are formed, R&D centers opened, timelines presented and strategies refined for making 5G a reality by 2020.
Eurobites: NORMA Joins the 5G Fight
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Danish joint venture appoints CEO; Interoute throws down the gauntlet; Italian quartet face the music.
Interoute Claims Transatlantic Cloud Service Bragging Rights
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Interoute cites test results that say its transatlantic cloud service delivers greater throughout and lower latency than Amazon AWS, Rackspace and Microsoft Azure.
Socionext Touts Role in Record-Breaking Optical Trial
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Components vendor Socionext played an integral role in the recent record-breaking optical transmission field trial of 38.4 Tbit/s over 762 kilometers involving Orange, Coriant, Ekinops and Keopsys.
Pay-TV STB Revenues Plunge
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
IHS reports that global shipments of pay-TV set-tops generated lower revenues last year for the first time in a dozen years despite a slight rise in unit volume.
Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
Colt to Jettison Ailing IT Business
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6/30/2015  |  10 comments
The operator says it would not be able to compete profitably in the IT services market without making considerable investments.
NetScout Preps Post-Acquisition Future
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6/30/2015  |  2 comments
NetScout will soon close its monster $2.6 billion acquisition of Danaher's network monitoring and security business, a move that will reshape its business and strategy.
Wireless IoT Forum Unveils Founding Board Members
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Major operators and vendors join forces to promote wireless wide-area networking technologies for the Internet of Things.
Eurobites: Activist Investor Takes Stake in AlcaLu
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6/30/2015  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt wants out of IT services; Orange smooths ruffled feathers in Israel; BT joins Wireless IoT Forum.
EU Agrees to Ban Roaming Charges, Enforce Net Neutrality
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6/30/2015  |  6 comments
European authorities agree to ban roaming surcharges by 2017 and enforce net neutrality from next year while operators urge progress in other areas.
IoT in Action
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6/30/2015  |  8 comments
Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
UTEL Develops Copper Test System to Fit Into FTTC Cabinets
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Improved equipment allows for faster recognition and repair of line faults.
BT Guilty of 'Under-Investment,' Says Sky
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6/29/2015  |  1 comment
Satellite TV company accuses BT of parsimony and renews calls for incumbent to be carved up.
Alstom, Huawei Boast 4G Pilot Based on CBTC
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Live pilot test of 4G LTE multi-services based on Communications-based Train Control (CBTC), a railway signaling system based on wireless ground-to-train communication.
Telefónica, China Unicom Boast Savings From 4G Handset Procurement Deal
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Collaboration hopes to achieve economies of scale.
SK Telecom, Nokia Tackle 5G Core Network
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Successfully verify core technology for 'hybrid network architecture.'
Eurobites: Telefónica, China Unicom Double Up on Devices
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6/29/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infinera enhances bid for Sweden's Transmode; Huawei claims LTE breakthrough on French trains; charging mobiles though movement.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of Fame – find out who they are!
Altice Restructures to Support Takeover Moves
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Owner Patrick Drahi keen to close more deals before interest rates go up, says financial analyst.
Intelsat Invests in OneWeb, Strikes Partnership
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Intelsat enters into commercial agreement with OneWeb, the venture planning to build, deploy and operate a low-earth-orbit Ku-band satellite constellation.
Redknee CEO: More M&A on the Way
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
BSS vendor CEO is planning even larger M&A deals to get his company closer to a $1 billion turnover.
Altice Queries Bouygues' Motives in Rejecting €10B Bid
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Cable company defends its €10 billion bid for France's third-biggest mobile operator after being rejected earlier this week.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.
Eurobites: Jazztel Shareholders Say Yes to Orange Bid
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat invests in OneWeb; CityFibre claims progress in Peterborough; Virgin Media buys in euro-soccer.
OneWeb Raises $500M Funding
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Satellite broadband startup OneWeb has raised $500 million of A-round funding from a group of leading international companies.
Ericsson Reports on Comms Apps Usage
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson report charts growing use of communication apps.
Dialogic, OpenCloud Team to Virtualize VoLTE
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Companies integrate Dialogic's virtualized MRF with OpenCloud's VoLTE services to deliver NFV-powered voice and video over LTE.
Proximus Trials 1Tbit/s With Huawei
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Belgian incumbent operator uses single OTN card from Huawei with transmission capabilities of 1 Tbit/s in trail on its backbone network.
Vodafone Hires NFV Specialist to Develop Group Virtualization Strategy
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Vodafone has hired a former Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent executive to develop a global SDN, NFV and cloud strategy in an effort to unify its next-generation network plans.
Digitalk to Support Vodafone UK's MVNE Business
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Mobile virtual network enabler helps Vodafone host and integrate MVNO brands with its network.
Eurobites: Proximus, Huawei in 1Tbit/s Trial
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARCEP investigates Orange/Iliad roaming deal; TeliaSonera's management shake-up; Vivendi ups stake in Telecom Italia.
Vodafone UK Strikes MVNE Deal With Digitalk
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6/25/2015  |  1 comment
UK's third-biggest mobile operator hopes to spruce up its MVNE business through the use of cloud technologies.
Ericsson Cuts 1,700 Staff in Sweden
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson reduces its domestic headcount as part of the previously announced cost-cutting plan.
Sky Picks S3 for Test Automation
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Sky brings test automation to field engineering with S3 Group.
Sierra Wireless Acquires MobiquiThings for IoT
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Chipmaker spends $15 million to purchase the French MVNO and expand its M2M play in Europe.
thePlatform Strives for Video Unity
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6/24/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast-owned online video publishing unit launches Unified Ingest Service to centralize all video and metadata files for legacy QAM set-top boxes and IP video devices.
Qosmos Strengthens Exec Team for SDN, NFV Push
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Didier Cohen and Jean-Pierre Coury step into the breach.
Redknee Snaps Up Troubled BSS Vendor
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6/24/2015  |  8 comments
Redknee strikes another bargain deal and adds further to its BSS assets with the acquisition of Orga Systems, which had hit hard times, for just €38 million.
Eurobites: Orange Tells Govt to Back Off
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6/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera, Telenor fight their corner; carrier aggregation in the Middle East; Telefónica's IoT buttons.
Oracle Unveils Four VNFs
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Oracle Communications has launched four products -- Session Border Controller, Converged Application Server, Services Gatekeeper and Policy Management -- as virtual network functions (VNFs).
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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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