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Proximus Raises Outlook on Strong Q2
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7/31/2015  |  1 comment
The Belgian incumbent has lifted its full-year guidance after exceeding its own expectations for underlying sales growth in the second quarter.
Eurobites: Refocused Colt Enjoys Healthy H1
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7/31/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global increases stake in ITV; Orange and SFR get the green light on 1800MHz; 'Top Gear' trio head for Amazon Prime.
'Apprentice' Star & Telecom Entrepreneur Dies
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7/31/2015  |  2 comments
Stuart Baggs's Blue Wave Communications business had been on the verge of launching inexpensive wireless broadband to the home before his untimely death.
Nokia Networks Enjoys 'Terrific Rebound'
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7/30/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor receives a boost from improvements at its networks division but warns that pricing conditions remain challenging.
Level 3: Integration Has Us Poised to Grow
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The integration of tw telecom is complete in North America and that advanced Ethernet platform is spreading globally, to allow more upselling.
TWC Business Class Expands Calling Plan
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Service enhanced to include more mobile destinations and expanded to include calls to Israel, Romania, and Thailand.
Eurobites: BT Trumpets Broadband, TV Growth in Fiscal Q1
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT has to hand back taxpayer cash; Telefónica doubles net profits in first half; Telecom Italia does deal with Netflix; profits, revenue down at Russia's MegaFon.
AlcaLu Grows Profits Ahead of Nokia Deal
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The equipment maker has reported a smaller net loss than in the year-earlier quarter despite a sales squeeze in North America and China.
Telecom Italia Taps Startups for 8,000 Ideas
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7/30/2015  |  3 comments
Head of TI Labs says the carrier has gotten 8,000 ideas, supported 300 projects and invested $6 million since it opened its startup accelerator in 2009.
Altice Sees Brighter Days in 4-Player France
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7/29/2015  |  4 comments
Drahi-owned business expects French market to remain home to four mobile operators but says revenue trends are getting better.
Because They're Worth It?
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7/29/2015  |  10 comments
The chief executive of Sprint received more in total compensation last year than any other operator in Light Reading's study, with Telefónica's Cesar Alierta the highest earner in Europe.
Eurobites: Streaming Boosts Sky's Full Year
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7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: profits up 13.5% at Telefónica Deutschland; business services segment depresses KPN results; Danish merger decision delayed.
Ericsson's Tech for Good Could Be US-Bound
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7/29/2015  |  1 comment
The vendor's program to connect schools is bringing broadband to 22 countries, and the woman in charge says it could make its way to the US next.
DNA Deploys Integrated Booxmedia & Verimatrix Solution for OTT Video
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Finnish pay-TV operator upgrades OTT platform to secure broader premium content library.
Orange Touts Q2 Sales Recovery
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
French incumbent sees improvement in major European markets but is still counting on emerging markets for revenue growth.
Eurobites: Vodafone Cuts Jobs in Spain
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7/28/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon launches Spotify rival in UK; Ericsson's Radio Dot reaches Russia; Pace revenues down, but profits up.
Set-Tops Are Cash Cow in Arris/Pace Deal
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7/28/2015  |  1 comment
If Arris succeeds in acquiring Pace, it will earn between 75% and 80% of its revenues from set-tops and other customer premises equipment.
Interoperability: Harmony in the Network
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Interoperability is the 'glue' that holds communications networks together, and it's as important as ever as new technologies such as G.fast enter the market.
Ciena Supports euNetworks' 200G Effort
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena's 6500 platform with WavceLogic3 Extreme, being deployed in London area, enables 200G per 50GHz DWDM channels.
Luxembourg to Deploy Sigfox IoT Network
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Sigfox rolls out IoT network in the Grand Duchy.
Orange Ups Stake in Morocco's Méditel
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Orange now holds 49% of Méditel's share capital.
Zegona to Buy Telecable for €640M
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Transaction expected to close by mid-August 2015.
Eurobites: OTT Feel for Sky's New Set-Top
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7/27/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook promises Internet.org expansion; Orange increases stake in Morocco's Méditel; Altice eyes French broadcaster.
EE Boasts Record Margin in H1
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7/27/2015  |  1 comment
Network efficiency measures bolster profits margins for the UK's biggest mobile operator.
Mentor Monday: Ericsson's Elaine Weidman
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/27/2015  |  3 comments
In what will be a weekly series, Light Reading talks to Ericsson's vice president of sustainability and corporate responsibility about being a woman in comms.
BT Split Could Spur Vodafone to Invest in Fiber – Colao
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7/24/2015  |  2 comments
Vodafone boss takes aim at BT's G.fast plans as mobile operator's share price rises on service revenue improvements.
Eurobites: Nokia Gets EC Green Light for AlcaLu Acquisition
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7/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable consolidation in northern Spain; Telekom Austria's new CEO; Rovi loses appeal against Virgin Media; UK broadband providers may have to fund 'final 5%'.
Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent
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7/24/2015  |  5 comments
Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
HEVC Advance Could Hurt 4K TV Advancement
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7/23/2015  |  5 comments
New licensing fees proposed by HEVC Advance could hinder deployment plans for Ultra High-Definition TV.
About the Death of the Set-Top…
MariNation  | 
7/23/2015  |  1 comment
The set-top isn't dead, but it is entering a new phase in its life cycle.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Plans Layoffs, Says Union
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission puts pressure on Sky over 'geo-blocking'; VPNs get round iPlayer viewing restrictions; Nokia helps roll out 3G in Ukraine.
Cisco Sells STB Unit to Technicolor for $604M
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7/23/2015  |  5 comments
Networks giant exits CPE business but strikes video, broadband and IoT partnership with Technicolor.
Amino Scoops Up Set-Top Company Entone
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7/22/2015  |  Post a comment
UK-based Amino proposes to acquire set-top competitor Entone in the US for $73 million.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone Test TWDM-PON
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7/22/2015  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky still complaining about BT's acquisition of EE; Nokia tests sub-6GHz 5G; Orange looks to exit Armenia.
Telenor Earnings Boosted by Myanmar
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7/22/2015  |  Post a comment
A turnaround in India and the launch of a new business in Myanmar have helped Telenor to compensate for the loss of wholesale business in Norway.
Orange Lauds Attractions of Airtel Africa Deal
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7/21/2015  |  Post a comment
French operator emphasizes synergy benefits of buying units in West and Central Africa.
Eurobites: Vodafone Reorganizes in Europe
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7/21/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amino to buy Entone; Nokia nears HERE sale; Openreach boss vents.
Introducing LR's Women in Comms Online
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7/21/2015  |  5 comments
Join the conversation on promoting and empowering women in the communications industry on the new WiC site here on Light Reading.
Tele2 Earnings Suffer on Dutch 4G Costs
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7/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Pan-European operator blames broadband woes and expenditure in the Netherlands for an earnings slide, as sales rise on mobile customer growth.
A Global Perspective on Women in Comms
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7/21/2015  |  4 comments
The telecom industry could use alternate perspectives to question convention and push the boundaries of innovation, and women hold the key.
Live (& Linear) in the US, It's Ultra HD!
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7/20/2015  |  3 comments
Satellite operator SES and Armstrong Cable are collaborating on a trial of live, linear UHD TV.
Orange in Talks to Buy Africa Ops From Airtel
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7/20/2015  |  1 comment
French incumbent enters exclusive negotiations with India's Bharti Airtel with a view to beefing up its presence in West and Central Africa.
Cisco to Axe Half of Ubiquisys Staff – Rumor
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7/20/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco apparently plans to lay off more than half of the 150 staff it acquired through Ubiquisys as it restructures its small cell focus, Light Reading has learned.
Eurobites: Telefónica Offloads Towers to DT
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7/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT boss threatens legal action over proposed Openreach split; BT's G.fast trials; Tele2 does broadband deal with KPN.
CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus
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7/20/2015  |  1 comment
Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
Why the World Needs More Women in Tech
Women in Comms Infographics  | 
7/17/2015  |  1 comment
NextGeneration Recruitment breaks down the current global landscape for women in tech, including why "brogrammers" need to start letting more females in.
BT Unveils UHD TV Prices in Challenge to Sky
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7/17/2015  |  7 comments
The UK telecom incumbent hopes to lure customers from Sky with a competitively priced UHD TV service it claims is Europe's first.
TeliaSonera Reports H1
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7/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Net sales increase 8.7% year-on-year to SEK53.1 billion.
Eurobites: Patent Litigants' Wings Clipped
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7/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: outlook flat for Telekom Austria; TeliaSonera's problems in Eurasia; mobiles made in Congo.
Awaiting Deal Closure, Infinera Aims for $200M Q2
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7/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Analysts expect yet another strong quarterly earnings report from Infinera as its Transmode acquisition moves toward closure.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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Network Visibility & the New IP

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Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
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Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

7|24|15   |   26:44   |   (5) comments


Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

7|20|15   |   06:53   |   (0) comments


Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
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Telefónica on OSS Transformation

7|20|15   |   06:01   |   (0) comments


Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
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Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

7|20|15   |   03:33   |   (0) comments


Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
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KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

7|20|15   |   06:19   |   (0) comments


Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
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Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

7|20|15   |   07:34   |   (0) comments


Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
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The Six Million Dollar Business Man

7|20|15   |   01:52   |   (0) comments


Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
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CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

7|20|15   |   38:51   |   (1) comment


Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
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IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

7|20|15   |   03:18   |   (0) comments


Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
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Thailand's AIS: Transforming to an FMC Operator

7|17|15   |   4:53   |   (0) comments


Saran Phaloprakarn, Senior VP of Fixed Broadband Business Management of Thailand's AIS, was a keynote speaker at the first Asia-Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit in Bangkok. In this video, he talks to Heavy Reading about transforming into an FMC (FBB+MBB+Content) operator.
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