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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms
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2/20/2017  |  1 comment
5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
The Global 5G Test Summit at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
You'll probably hear a lot of 5G flannel in Barcelona this year – but the Global 5G Test Summit promises to get beyond the hype.
Orange, Huawei Collaborate on 5G, Cloud
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Teams of both companies will work together on these technologies.
Deutsche Telekom Unveils White Label Smart Home Solution
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
White label portfolio now available in Slovakia and Norway.
Assuring the Telco Cloud
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The systems and processes used for assuring networks services and business models will need to be updated to support telco cloud and virtualization strategies.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Extends Smart Home Platform
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction system; BlackBerry sues Nokia.
SoftBank, DT to Start Talks on Sprint, T-Mobile Merger – Report
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom could end up as the controlling shareholder in a new-look business formed from the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, according to reports.
Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/17/2017  |  14 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
VTR Taps ActiveVideo's Cloud Video Platform
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Major South American cable operator leverages ActiveVideo's cloud-based video platform to boost VOD usage.
Lime, Canonical Kickstart Crowdfunding for LimeNET Development
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
LimeNET intended for use primarily as a mobile and IoT basestation.
Cobham to Demo 5G Testing Tools at MWC 2017
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Demonstrations include a 5G user equipment (UE) simulator with industry-first 10Gbit/s throughput testing capability.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos Drones for Instant LTE
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ZTE in German tie-up.
ip.access Unveils New Small Cells
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
ip.access has increased support for Neutral Host Multi-Operator deployments with a range of new radio access point products.
WiCipedia: Fintech Flexibility, Snap Missteps & Women of Wearables
WiCipedia  | 
2/17/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Snap Inc. corrects equal pay snafu; fintech offers flexibility; an inspiring Google app; and more.
Nice to See at Least One CSP Taking My Advice
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/17/2017  |  7 comments
Colt is focusing on connectivity. Other telcos should follow its good example.
Huawei Unveils GigaHome Offering
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's smart home solution focuses on home gateways and supports flexible WiFi extension through multiple media, such as the CAT5 lines, power lines and wireless repeaters.
TiVo Sees Some Headwinds Coming
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
While the TiVo-Rovi integration is progressing smoothly, the company expects lower hardware and content protection licensing sales in 2017, plus lower revenue from Comcast.
Cloudifying the Communications Network
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2/16/2017  |  4 comments
Operators want to take advantage of cloudification, but the communications network is not the data center so they need to bridge the gap between the network and the cloud.
Broadcast OTT Services Start Scaling
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2/16/2017  |  1 comment
HBO Now, CBS All Access and Showtime's OTT service all now boast about 1.5 million subscribers or more after two years of operation.
Ericsson Claims 5G Demo First
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says it has implemented the first end-to-end 5G trial system as the common infrastructure for future 5G services.
Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
Shades of Ray  | 
2/16/2017  |  2 comments
A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?
Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
Cisco Q2 Earnings Show Company's Ongoing Transition
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco managed to beat the Street during its second quarter, but the company is still trying to move into a new direction.
Ericsson Boasts 5G Platform
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson believes it is first to market with a combined core and radio for 5G use cases and covering all frequency ranges.
Women in Tech Leadership Declining – Survey
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2/15/2017  |  1 comment
Despite efforts being made, the number of women in executive and board positions is actually declining in 2017, according to a survey by Silicon Valley Bank.
Metaswitch Buys OpenCloud
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Metaswitch buys application server specialist for its VoLTE capabilities.
Eurobites: DT, Ericsson Slice 5G With SK Telecom
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat bird blasts off successfully; identity crisis at UK government; Proximus connects cars; Sky fills in notspots at new HQ.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
Nokia Pitches Its Broadband Gear at Mobile Operators
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia evolves its broadband access gear to encompass mobile front haul and backhaul transport as well as consumer and enterprise services.
Iskratel Launches Home Gateway
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Innbox G69 allows additional managed access points to be added to the home gateway, increasing the number of WiFi channels that can be accessed.
Just Dirty
Brianiac  | 
2/14/2017  |  3 comments
The test/assurance crowd is missing in action when it comes to testing orchestration software – but whose fault is that?
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Launches 'Digitalization' Unit
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone wants EE to share mast info; BT brings Symantec on board for managed security services; Queen endures cybersecurity spiel.
Security Concerns Muddy Cloud Progress
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
A report from Intel finds that trust in cloud computing has increased, but there are plenty of security concerns and a lack of cybersecurity skills.
Huawei Puts Cloud, Video at Top of Its MWC Agenda
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor is pushing video as a growth engine and launching multiple cloud-centric products at this year's MWC.
Eurobites: Nokia Promises '4.9G' in 2017
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2/13/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research deal; Proximus taps Neustar for analytics.
Networks, IT Guru Svärdh No Longer at Telia
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
The executive responsible for much of Telia's digital transformation, as well as investment in next-generation technologies, is understood to have left the Swedish operator in November.
Eurobites: Nokia & 3 Go Cloud Native
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italian FTTH joint venture comes under competition scrutiny; Ericsson calls for security; MPs press for inquiry into Murdoch's Sky bid.
Nokia WINGs It With Global IoT Move
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia's latest IoT move is another sign of its enterprise and service-provider ambitions.
Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.
Colt Connects Microsoft Azure to Its On Demand Platform
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Allows customers to flex bandwidths up and down themselves via a portal, enabling them to dynamically meet additional bandwidth demands for cloud connectivity.
Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.
Eurobites: Ofcom Lays Out the 5G Map
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel gets into analytics; Colt hooks up to Azure; Telefónica makes friends in Iceland; Nokia sells G.fast in Japan.
Nokia's Buying Comptel: What the Analysts Say
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2/9/2017  |  5 comments
**UPDATED** What do industry analysts think of Nokia's bid to buy fellow Finnish vendor Comptel for €347 million?
Nokia Eyes Bigger Software Role With €347M Comptel Bid
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2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor says takeover of OSS specialist forms a critical part of strategic plans to develop a standalone software business.
Nokia to Acquire Comptel for €347M
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia says Comptel will bolster its software portfolio by adding critical solutions for catalogue-driven service orchestration and fulfillment, intelligent data processing, customer engagement, and agile service monetization.
Level 3 Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Level 3 reported revenues $2.032 billion for the fourth quarter 2016 and $8.172 billion for the full year.
Machine Learning at Heart of Security M&A Splurge
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2/8/2017  |  2 comments
Four acquisitions in a week all point to the growing importance of machine learning for major security system vendors.
Eurobites: Russia's MTS Plots Fiber Upgrade for 5G
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2/8/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: New EU rules on online content access; Swisscom feels the heat; Inmarsat and Actility talk IoT; 5G and energy grids.
Casa Backs Cable's Entry Into Wireless
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2/7/2017  |  1 comment
Casa Systems is showing off a virtualized fixed-mobile convergence solution for cable operators seeking to deploy WiFi-First and other wireless services.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
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What to Expect at MWC 2017

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5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.
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