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Ericsson-LG, SKT Team on 5G, NFV R&D
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9/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Ericsson-LG and SKT seek collaboration in various areas to innovate next-generation network technologies including NFV, cloud and SDN.
Fibercore Buys Fibertronix
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9/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Optical fiber specialist snaps up coatings firm.
Polkomtel Tests LTE Broadcast With Ericsson
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9/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Operator carries out first test of LTE Broadcast technology in Poland.
Eurobites: Telefónica Gets EC Green Light on E-Plus Deal
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9/1/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh T-Mobile bid speculation; Liberty Global sniffs around UK broadcaster; Vodafone protests net neutrality proposals.
G.fast: The Dawn of Gigabit Copper?
UBB Forum News  | 
9/1/2014  |  1 comment
Beyond vectoring, there's yet further opportunity to squeeze more broadband life out of copper lines.
Eircom Reports Revenues Dip for Fiscal Year
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8/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Group revenue down 6% for the year.
NFV Drives Telco Cloud Evolution – Nokia
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/29/2014  |  3 comments
Network functions virtualization is the key catalyst underpinning telco data center transformation, believes Nokia Networks.
Nokia's Maps Land on Samsung Devices
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8/29/2014  |  16 comments
Nokia HERE will be the exclusive navigation provider for Samsung Gear devices with both an Android app and a new Tizen app.
Telenet to Invest €500M in Gigabit Network
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8/29/2014  |  1 comment
Belgian cable operator plans major network upgrade to deliver 1Gbit/s broadband services.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Names Its Price for T-Mobile US
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8/29/2014  |  6 comments
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica prevails in Brazilian battle; NFV project issues specs document; Nokia navigates with Samsung.
Who Has Done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/28/2014  |  4 comments
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom sector has done it?
Vectoring: Some Va-Va-Voom for VDSL
UBB Forum News  | 
8/28/2014  |  2 comments
There are plenty of ways for operators to squeeze even more life out of their existing copper access networks, including vectoring.
Eurobites: BT Adds Ciena to Ethernet Roster
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8/28/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more.
Telefónica, Telecom Italia in $9B Battle to Buy Brazil's GVT
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8/28/2014  |  1 comment
European operators are fighting over Brazilian operator GVT, currently owned by French media giant Vivendi.
MTN Trials Transport SDN, 2.4T WDM With Huawei
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8/28/2014  |  Post a comment
MTN has completed a live trial of transport SDN and 2.4 Tbit/s WDM capabilities in South Africa using technology from Huawei.
BT's Openreach Deploys Ciena Gear
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8/28/2014  |  Post a comment
BT's access network division is using Ciena's packet networking solutions to support the evolution of its Ethernet access services.
TiVo Continues Cable Run
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8/27/2014  |  2 comments
DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it also pursues new ways to boost both its pay-TV partner and retail hardware sales.
MRV Dismisses & Replaces CFO After Financial Error
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8/27/2014  |  1 comment
Stephen Garcia out, Mark Bonney in as MRV CFO, following bill-and-hold revenue reporting mistakes.
Wi-Next Uses Axiros to Support IoT Plans
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
IoT-over-WiFi specialist Wi-Next to use Axiros cloud-based device management system to support its applications hosting strategy.
Eurobites: Qualcomm May Face EU Antitrust Probe
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on Ziggo deal; BT accused of 'football tax'; Isle of Wight latest.
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to enable deployments.
S3 Group Unveils StormTest Warning Center
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Expands StormTest portfolio to deliver real-time performance and service readiness insights for video platforms.
thePlatform Signs Multi-Year Pact With BT
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
thePlatform signs multi-year expansion agreement with BT to provide cloud-based video management to IP-based set-top boxes.
Harmonic Reaches New Encoding Milestone
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Ships 100,000 Electra Encoders.
Swisscom Intros WLAN Interworking
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
WLAN interworking lets a mobile phone use a subscriber's WLAN network, which routes calls onto the mobile phone network.
Huawei's LampSite Deployed in Iceland
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
NOVA chooses Huawei to deploy 'world's first' LampSite network in a stadium.
i3D.Net Picks MRV's OptiDriver
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Game hosting provider and data center operator i3D.Net of the Netherlands deploys MRV's OptiDriver platform.
Eurobites: Transmode to Cut Jobs
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8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
Scripps Takes Longer Clearleap for Multiscreen
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8/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Scripps has renewed its contract with Clearleap, in a multi-year deal to provide multiscreen video processing and delivery services.
Eurobites: Opera Gets Call From Microsoft
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8/22/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands Irish RAN contract; Rocket fires up IPO; Mail.ru feels the heat in Russia.
EE Enables LTE Roaming in 16 More Countries
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Customers traveling to Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland can now access EE's 4G.
Finland's Corenet Taps ECI Telecom
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Service provider deploys Apollo packet-optical system to support data center, cloud connectivity.
Eurobites: Ukraine Crisis Hits MTS Hard
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8/21/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rostelecom profits down by a third; Kudelski gets Nagra H1 boost; mapping unit strife at Nokia.
Could Google, Microsoft Help Iliad Win Over T-Mobile?
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8/20/2014  |  5 comments
Reports suggest Iliad is now asking Google and Microsoft to provide capital to make its bid for T-Mobile more appealing, while Cox takes its name out of the ring.
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
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8/20/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; TeliaSonera network-shares in Finland; Kate Bush latest.
Eurobites: EU Warns Google Over 'Right to Be Forgotten' Opportunism
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8/19/2014  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Croatian deal; Telefonica's Brazilian maneuver; EE tops UK study.
Telefonica Chooses Nexmo for Messaging
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8/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Under the new partnership, Nexmo will become one of Telefónica's top 10 SMS partners.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Stalks Cable Prey
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8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mobile moves in Norway; Telecom Italia prepares Brazilian bid; paying homage to Simon.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Eyes Brazil Merger
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8/15/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE causes a stir with queue-jumping service; Huawei and Rostelecom box clever; soccer bosses clamp down on bootleg goal videos.
Eurobites: Orange Plans Spanish Antennas Sell-Off
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8/14/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins smart meters deal in Finland; Fon targets SMEs; Huawei cozies up to SAP.
Harmonic Highlights Video Products at IBC2014
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Offerings range from virtualized video infrastructures to Ultra HD encoding and delivery.
Espial Highlights Advanced DVB & RDK UX at IBC
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Company demos HTML5 UX and RDK Application Framework for DVB set-top boxes.
Eurobites: Vodafone's 4G Premium Backfires
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8/13/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.
Iliad's Bid for T-Mobile: This Ain't No Joke
Shades of Ray  | 
8/12/2014  |  3 comments
Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.
Eurobites: Big Data Enters the Next Dimension (Possibly)
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8/12/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre strikes public sector deal; Avanti lines up next satellite; BT in UC collaboration.
Colt Targets Network Virtualization in the Data Center and Beyond
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/11/2014  |  1 comment
Colt has ambitious plans for virtualization using SDN and NFV.
Eurobites: Russia Tightens Grip on Internet
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8/11/2014  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix on a roll in UK; Xbox gets free-to-air tuner option; faster broadband ups online spend.
Eurobites: Gemalto Buys Data Protection Specialist
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8/8/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom CEO quits; Telecom Italia eyes up GVT; Russia's MTS suspends operations in Crimea; Altice profits up.
Gemalto to Buy SafeNet for $890M
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8/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Closing of deal expected in Q4 2014.
Next-Gen Video Fuels Liberty Growth
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8/7/2014  |  2 comments
Top international MSO now boasts nearly 3 million advanced video subscribers across Europe, thanks to its growing deployments of TiVo and Horizon TV.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

8|28|14   |   2:20   |   (2) comments


Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
LRTV Documentaries
BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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