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Accedian Touts 7 Service Provider vCPE Wins
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5/21/2015  |  1 comment
Accedian vCPE has been deployed by carriers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, likely including Cox and T-Mobile.
Is Altice the Great US Cable Consolidator?
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5/21/2015  |  1 comment
The French communications giant has bold ambitions to play a major role in consolidating the US cable market over the next couple of years, but will it happen?
All-IP DT Could Drive Euro M&A, Say Analysts
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The German incumbent may be on the prowl for takeover opportunities in Europe if it can first offload T-Mobile US.
Will Investing in SDN & NFV Be Worth It?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/21/2015  |  4 comments
This is the big question facing all operators – SDN and NFV look like they could be very beneficial in many ways but can a massive transformation be justified?
ETRI Uses UBIqube for Cloud Serviecs Orchestration Project
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) is using UBIqube's MSActivator Framework for its Lifecycle Service Orchestration development project.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Offloads Towers
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5/21/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slim sells off KPN shares; TalkTalk walks the Gigabit walk, in York; Finland tops mobile data survey.
Sigfox, T-Mobile Team on IoT Network in Czech Republic
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Three-month pilot operation with T-Mobile-managed installation in Prague.
Europe's Operators Could Save €39B From SDN & NFV Deployment
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
A report from Arthur D. Little and Bell Labs concludes that Europe's fixed and mobile operators could save a collective €39 billion from SDN/NFV network deployments.
Cisco Dodged Sanctions Barring Russian Trade – Report
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/21/2015  |  1 comment
Altered records in an attempt to provide equipment to Russian military and security services, according to a report on BuzzFeed News.
What's It All About, Altice?
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
In yet another strange twist, French communications giant Altice swoops into US to buy Sudedenlink and woo Time Warner Cable. But is it all for real?
Amino Acquires Cloud TV Player Booxmedia
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Acquisition intended to bolster Amino's TV Everywhere capabilities.
WIN Does 100G With Ekinops
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
WIN, the all-fiber Wisconsin Independent Network, has selected Ekinops for its first 100G deployment.
Eurobites: Orange Gets EC Nod on Jazztel
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ireland's eircom rejects takeover offer; BT appeals against "margin squeeze" test; Amino buys cloud TV specialist; UFO sighted in York.
Liberty Global Keen on Vodafone Tie-Up – Report
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Liberty Global chairman says two companies would be 'great fit' a day after Vodafone boss is quizzed about likelihood of a deal.
Altice to Buy Suddenlink in $9.1B Deal
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Aggressive French communications player adds to its European cable and mobile assets with a deal to buy 70% of US cable operator Suddenlink.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Video Service
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast, UPC Hungary and MobiTV make the shortlist this year with new, cloud-based video services.
BT Break-Up?
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
Will it be such a
Stretch for BT if it is
Forced to do the splits?
Wholesalers Out to Prove Quality Beats Price
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5/19/2015  |  2 comments
Price vs. quality and industry consolidation were two common themes of a changing sector at International Telecom Week.
Nokia Networks Unveils an LTE Network in a Box
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Ultra-compact LTE network for quick deployment to support first-responder communications in disaster areas.
Vodafone May Buy Content to Fight BT, Telefónica
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5/19/2015  |  1 comment
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao is weighing up a bigger push into the content arena as the operator looks to build on a long-awaited return to revenue growth.
Eurobites: DT Takes Full Control of Slovak Telecom
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT wants EE acquisition fast-tracked; Swedish startup launches mobile money gizmo; AlcaLu partners with KT on 5G; Nokia offers LTE-in-a-box.
Sprint, Google & 20 Others Join WBA
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Wireless Broadband Alliance signs up 22 new members to help drive growth of Hotspot 2.0 and other next-generation WiFi services.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Find out more about the players that made it onto our awards shortlist for company of the year (private).
Telefónica Uses Amdocs for Data Aggregation in Chile, Peru
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Spanish giant chooses Amdocs data management services for an operational data store solution at its operations in Chile and Peru.
Ofcom Does Not Rule Out BT Carve-Up
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
UK regulator indicates that all options are on the table during its first strategic review of the market in a decade.
Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
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5/18/2015  |  13 comments
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
Eurobites: Belgium Blasts Facebook Over Privacy
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5/18/2015  |  1 comment

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: New execs at eircom; MTN faces strike; BT virtualizes the contact center.

Telefónica Pumps $200M Into Innovation Fund
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Telefónica forms partnership with Coral Group to create investment platform.
Migrating to NFV a Step at a Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/15/2015  |  2 comments
In part 2 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell looks at the long-term vision for NFV and how operators can get there.
North America Takes Center Stage for TSIC
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5/15/2015  |  3 comments
TeliaSonera's wholesale unit is quietly building a name for itself in North America.
Gigabit Cities: I've Seen the Future
Shades of Ray  | 
5/15/2015  |  5 comments
If anyone now asks me why consumers would ever need a Gigabit broadband connection, I have a few suggestions thanks to the team at Orange GigaStudio.
Eurobites: Iliad's Mobile Subs Soar
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkey less than delighted by 4G; Zuckerberg likes the EU Digital Single Market; TalkTalk's FTTH plan.
BT Kicks Up Stink Over Dark Fiber Proposals
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
UK incumbent insists Ofcom's proposals would be detrimental to the business connectivity market after the regulator aims for some bold changes.
Telefónica Boosted by German, UK M&A
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Spain's biggest operator saw takeover activity in other parts of Europe bolster first-quarter earnings but says conditions are improving at home.
Eurobites: TalkTalk Raises Growth Forecast
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Technologies cuts jobs; Orange under competition scrutiny in France; AlcaLu sells optical plant.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative IoT (Vendor)
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5/14/2015  |  4 comments
Find out more about the companies that made it onto our first awards shortlist for most innovative IoT vendor.
Hutch, VimpelCom in Talks About Italian Job
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Hong Kong conglomerate confirms plans to merge 3 Italia and Wind, creating Italy's biggest mobile operator.
Elephant Talk Reports Q1
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Elephant Talk reports 2015 first quarter financial results.
Alcatel-Lucent Claims Subsea Optical Record
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent achieves submarine cable breakthrough with record transmission distance of more than 610km for unrepeatered system.
Eurobites: Bouygues Wants to Go It Alone
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5/13/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison and VimpelCom allocate merger jobs; Deutsche Telekom bids for Slovakian stake; FreedomPop brings free offer to UK.
Deutsche Telekom Buoyed by US Growth
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5/13/2015  |  1 comment
The German incumbent is still riding high thanks to the turnaround at T-Mobile US and a strong performance at home.
Antin Buys Eurofiber for $984M
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure fund Antin Infrastructure Partners has reached an agreement with Doughty Hanson and Reggeborgh to acquire all shares in Eurofiber Group for a consideration of €875 million.
Brekke to Replace Baksaas as Telenor CEO
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Long-time Telenor boss Baksaas decides to call it a day.
Numericable-SFR Raises Profit Targets
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5/12/2015  |  1 comment
French quad-play aspirant's stock rises in European trading after it posts strong earnings results for the first three months of the year.
Split BT to Lessen Regulation, Says CityFibre
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Carving up BT would ultimately create a more level playing field in the UK's broadband market while lessening the need for future regulation, says one of the incumbent's emerging infrastructure rivals.
Eurobites: Baksaas to Step Down at Telenor
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5/12/2015  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom tests driverless cars; EE racks up complaints; Nokia gets the party started.
Ireland's Eircom Launches 1 Gbit/s FTTH
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Eircom sets out 1 Gigabit vision for rural Ireland.
OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/11/2015  |  3 comments
In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.
A Guide to G.fast
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5/11/2015  |  4 comments
Light Reading's quick primer on fixed broadband access technology G.fast.
Eurobites: Tesco to Put Mobile Biz on Special Offer?
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS uses vendor financing for Huawei deal; Tele2 erects IoT Portal; Safaricom upgrades with Ericsson.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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