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Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.
Verimatrix Buys MiriMON Technology & Development Team
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Real-time collection of secure data at the device level recognized as key to analytics competitive differentiation.
Eurobites: Sigfox Gets Its Teeth Into UK IoT
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free not happy with Netflix speed rating; Virgin Media customers put on hack alert; new CEO for Wind Tre.
Brexit to Hit UK-Based Broadcasters – Report
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6/23/2017  |  1 comment
A new report from media consultancy Expert Media Partners (EMP) finds that the UK's decision to leave Europe could have far reaching consequences for its role as a European media hub.
NB-IoT Interoperability a Problem, but It's Being Fixed – Sequans CEO
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
European chipmaker plays down significance of interoperability problems but says NB-IoT faces a challenge from the growing interest in LTE-M.
European Broadcasters Team Up to Take Down Netflix
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6/22/2017  |  4 comments
French and Italian public broadcasters announce a partnership to create high-quality content for a global market, and compete with the growing popularity of US streaming services.
No Imagination: UK Chip Biz Goes Up for Sale
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6/22/2017  |  5 comments
Potential bidders for the company could include Qualcomm, Intel and Apple itself.
Eurobites: UK UBB Providers Cry Foul Over 'Phony Fiber'
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du goes large with Massive MIMO; Free Mobile receives poor QoS review; Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale.
Altice Raises $1.9B in US IPO
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6/22/2017  |  1 comment
IPO is the second biggest in the US market this year, with Altice planning to use funds to support further takeovers, according to press reports.
DT in Cybersecurity – Good but Could Do Better
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Around 1,000 delegates gathered in Munich this week to listen, discuss and clap at random at Deutsche Telekom's two-day cybersecurity event. But was there something missing?
BT Kicks Off TIP Startup Selection Process
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
With its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centres (TEAC) in place, BT is now evaluating the startups that will have access to funding and get an R&D seat at those centers.
Eurobites: DT Thinks Small on Big Data
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6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy ding-dong continues; Sky/Fox merger latest; the Internet of Ships
DT Wants Majority Stake in T-Mobile-Sprint Merger – Report
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6/21/2017  |  6 comments
Having previously tried to sell its T-Mobile US business, Deutsche Telekom is now pushing for a merger with Sprint in which it would be the controlling shareholder, according to press reports.
Ericsson Moves Closer to Media Business Sale – Report
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor is reported to have hired banks to look at a divestment of its media business and says it has agreed to sell its power modules business to Asia's Flex.
nbn Selects Coriant CloudWave Optics
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian network scales up with Coriant.
Orange-Backed Athonet Aims to Be Core Rival to Ericsson, Nokia
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.
What's Your CDN Strategy?
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Identifying the best CDN strategy allows video distributors to optimize quality of experience and delivery cost as video streaming ramps up.
BT Tech Chief Makes Plea to 5G Chip Vendors
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6/20/2017  |  5 comments
BT's lead tech executive has issued a plea to the 5G chipset vendors to focus on global requirements and not go chasing after early but limited opportunities.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
Orange Cuts BT Stake Amid Concern About UK Outlook
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
French incumbent reduces its stake in BT following a torrid few months for the UK telco.
Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
MoCA Makes Play for Broadband Access
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6/19/2017  |  1 comment
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance is introducing a new broadband access technology to fill in the coverage 'gaps' left by fiber and coax networks.
Poland's Play Plots €3.5B IPO
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Poland's second-biggest mobile operator has announced plans for an IPO that could be Europe's biggest in the telecom sector for several years.
Telecom Italia in Broadband Clash With Govt – Reports
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Italy's government is said to be at loggerheads with the country's biggest operator over broadband investment in rural areas.
Eurobites: Sunrise Sunsets 2G Network
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hull may can the copper; new CMO for Altice; Deutsche Telekom rocks – in 360 degrees!
Huawei Unveils Mesh Backbone Network Solution at NGON 2017
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei has unveiled what it claims is the first commercial Optical Cross-Connect and Optical Transport Network (OXC+OTN) cluster mesh backbone network solution.
Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
Enea, Marvell & PicoCluster Announce World's Most Compact OPNFV Pharos Lab
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
NFV PicoPod to enhance accessibility of NFV platforms and further advance development of ARM-based NFV software.
EBU Rides Into Virtual Reality 'Wild West'
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The European Broadcast Union is taking an active role in shaping new standards in the virtual reality arena.
WiCipedia: 50 to Watch & the 'Sheryl Sandberg of Mexico'
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6/16/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: GTB releases list of 50 women in telecom to watch in 2017; She Loves Tech competes in Pakistan; Erica Baker is our new role model; and more.
NB-IoT Interoperability Problems? 'Misinformation,' Says Vodafone
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6/15/2017  |  3 comments
Vodafone slams reports of NB-IoT interoperability problems as 'misinformation' and says its own interoperability tests have uncovered no issues.
MetTel Takes IoT Anywhere With Single SIM
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
MetTel introduced the IoT Single SIM today, a cloud-connected chip that can securely and automatically connect devices to the IoT with the strongest signal via the four major US and 650 worldwide carriers.
Ovum Ramps Up Its 5G Subs Forecast
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Research firm now expects the number of 5G users to ramp significantly during 2022 to reach almost 390 million.
How Much Will 5G Cost? No One Has a Clue
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6/15/2017  |  1 comment
Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.
Remote PHY Takes Early DAA Lead
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6/15/2017  |  4 comments
One of several DAA approaches that cable operators are exploring to feed more bandwidth to optical nodes and then customers, Remote PHY hogged the stage at the recent ANGACOM show in Germany.
Orange Plots NB-IoT Launch Outside France
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6/15/2017  |  1 comment
French telecom incumbent says it is now planning to use NB-IoT in markets outside France, where LoRa has taken hold.
Eurobites: Roaming Rumpus Isn't Over Yet
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6/15/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's sheep project raises the baa on NB-IoT; Sky and Virgin collaborate on TV ads; BT's new woman in the Americas.
Aryaka Launches Clientless SD-WAN for Remote Access
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6/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Aryaka, an SD-WAN startup founded in 2009, launched a clientless SD-WAN delivering software-defined remote access by combining dynamic CDN and global SD-WAN technologies yesterday at the WAN Summit.
Nokia Heralds Fastest Network Processor Ever
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6/14/2017  |  1 comment
The FP4 chip and a new routing platform target big telcos and web-scale giants.
DT: 5G Network Slicing Lacks Clear Definition
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6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Uwe Janssen urges operators and their customers to address confusion surrounding the definition of network slicing and gives short shrift to equipment incumbents.
Eurobites: London AI Startup Thinks Big
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6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU operators prepare for roaming charges revolution; DigitalRoute beefs up its board; Ryan Reynolds gets BT into trouble (again).
Facebook's TIP Seizes vRAN Initiative From 3GPP
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Thanks largely to a startup called Phluido, a new working group within Facebook's TIP is looking to standardize the virtualization of the radio access network.
How VR Could Cut Toilet Roll Use
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6/13/2017  |  4 comments
VR better engages audiences and drives home important messages, according to Greg Furber, director of VR at content creation company Rewind.
Infinera's Metro Power Play
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor beefs up the metro platform it brought on board with the Transmode acquisition and says there are still plans to add PIC technology to the XTM system.
Ooyala Study Finds Long-Form Video Now Most Popular Content Regardless of Screen Size
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Long-form content now represents the majority of time spent watching video across all screen sizes, at 63%.
Nagra Sees Latin American Pay-TV Industry Growth Coming
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Latest research highlights substantial growth in pay-TV across Latin America, driven by economic development, increasing broadband penetration, convergence of pay-TV and broadband services, and developments in pay-TV propositions.
UK Needs Policy Overhaul to Be 5G Leader, Says EE Boss
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
EE CEO Marc Allera says UK policymakers will need to shape up if the country is not to fall behind others on the rollout of 5G networks.
Eurobites: BT Soups Up Its Superchannel
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT trials SDN for broadcast networks; EE demos balloon-based 5G backhaul; Altice hopes to raise $1.4 billion from US IPO.
Ericsson Wheels Out Annual Mobility Report
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Latest edition foresees 2.6 billion new mobile broadband subscribers will be added through 2022 – averaging to more than 1 million each day.
Ericsson Eyes Half a Billion 5G Users by 2022
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says recent plans to accelerate the development of 5G technology will spur rollouts from 2019 onward.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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