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Eurobites: Ericsson Lands IoT Core Deal With SoftBank
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4/28/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q3 revenues flat at Ireland's eir; BEREC plan lacks support; old-school taxi firms link arms against Uber and friends.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
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4/27/2017  |  3 comments
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
India Gets Its First MVNO
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4/27/2017  |  2 comments
India has just gained its first mobile virtual network operator with the launch of services by Aerovoyce.
Simyo Wins MVNO Award Using Huawei Platform
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4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Spanish MVNO Simyo won 'Most Innovative MVNO award' at MVNO World Congress 2017, using the Huawei BSS Cloud.
Ericsson, Huawei Incompatibility Threatens NB-IoT – Sources
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4/26/2017  |  5 comments
Already threatened by a host of rival technologies, NB-IoT also faces an interoperability problem that could hinder its advancement.
Telia's Sweden Cost Problem Threatens 2017 Targets
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4/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish telco insists it will overcome its cost problems in subsequent quarters and sticks to its earnings guidance for the full year.
Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
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4/25/2017  |  3 comments
Swedish vendor racks up massive loss and says new profitability criteria in the managed services area will wipe 4% off revenues in 2019.
J:COM Rolls Out Cloud-Based UX
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
J:COM transforms VOD experience with market-wide rollout of cloud-based UX.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists 2017: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2017  |  1 comment
This year's finalist list includes female founders, CEOs and women deeply entrenched in the technologies that are defining the future of communications.
ZTE & VEON Sign Global Framework Agreement on NFVi, vEPC
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
According to the agreement, ZTE will become a supplier to the VEON group for NFVi, and will deploy large-scale NFVi as well as vEPC networks in several countries, including Russia.
China's Telcos Eye Life After 4G
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4/21/2017  |  1 comment
China's operators are thriving in the consumer market for 4G services. Can they carry that success into new areas as 4G growth slows?
WiCipedia: Pinkification of Tech & Australia's Diversity Endeavor
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4/21/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Australia focuses on diversity needs; pinkification of tech discourages girls; Women in Comms' biggest event of the year is just around the corner; and more.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
Ingenu Seeks Funding to Support Growth
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
IoT specialist changes its tune on fundraising in the face of growing demand and says tie-ups with cellular operators are in the pipeline.
Tata Consultancy Services Reports Full-Year Growth
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has reported annual fiscal year 2017 revenues at $17.58 billion, up 6.2% year-on-year.
ZTE Bounces Back in Q1 After US Trade Fine
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor reports strong growth in sales and profits as it moves on from a trade dispute with the US.
Pay-TV Still Growing Globally
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4/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The latest version of informitv's Multiscreen Index finds that pay-TV providers are still adding subscribers despite cord-cutting in the US.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
Why Isn't Virtualization Working?
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4/14/2017  |  4 comments
To succeed at virtualization, operators need to realize that standards bodies, open source initiatives and vendor ecosystems aren't going to help.
Intel Eyes Fab 5G Future, Not Another Mobile Mess
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4/13/2017  |  4 comments
The semiconductor giant hopes a 5G-driven convergence between computing and communications will play into its hands.
PCCW's Viu TV Racking Up the Numbers
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4/13/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW is enjoying success with its recently launched Viu TV service.
Australia's TPG Rattles Telstra With $1.4B Mobile Move
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4/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Broadband operator sends shockwaves through the market with plans to build its own mobile network.
Huawei Takes Aim at AWS, Google With Public Cloud Move
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4/11/2017  |  4 comments
Chinese equipment giant is on the verge of a dramatic move into the public cloud market as it looks for new growth opportunities.
Eurobites: UK Broadband Customers Stung by 'Loyalty Penalties'
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: disaster recovery in the cloud; Nokia does NG-PON with NBN; BT reinvents the customer experience; EE recruits.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
Smaller Telcos Deserve Some Limelight
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4/10/2017  |  2 comments
Let's hear it for the little guys...
Hutchison Expects 5G in Hong Kong by 2020
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4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Hong Kong operator aims to stay in the vanguard of next-generation mobile network activity.
Eurobites: EU Gives Blessing to Fox-Sky Deal
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: major data breach at payday loans company; MTS trumpets onlines sales success; Nokia does IoT research Down Under.
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
Samsung Defies Setbacks, Sees Q1 Profits Surge
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4/7/2017  |  1 comment
South Korean tech giant expects operating income to rise sharply in the first quarter, and the forthcoming S8 update bodes well for sales growth later in the year.
RJio to Come Under Pressure as India's Old Guard Fights Back
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4/7/2017  |  Post a comment
New entrant Jio has put huge pressure on India's existing operators, but it faces growth challenges of its own.
Eurobites: Huawei Faces Device Sales Ban in UK
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4/6/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Norway and Cisco Jasper link up on IoT; Telia Carrier adds PoP in Berlin; BICS gets into the Coriant Groove; Nokia lands 100G contract in Japan.
Mobile Industry Spies Opportunity in Drones
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4/6/2017  |  Post a comment
The mobile industry's ambitions are taking flight with unmanned aerial vehicles.
Global Capacity Takes 'Holistic Approach' to SD-WAN
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4/4/2017  |  1 comment
Global Capacity taps VeloCloud's cloud-based SD-WAN technology to expand its global enterprise networking portfolio with software-defined services.
Tackling NFV's Interoperability Challenges
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Ken Presti explains why the work of New IP Agency (NIA) is more important than ever – and why he feels privileged to be its new director.
Cloud RAN & Next-Gen Wireless Access
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4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud RAN is emerging as central to the new wireless network architecture, which will feature a more software-centric, software-configurable RAN.
Eurobites: Imagination Rocked by Apple Shut-Out
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4/3/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ties up Comptel deal; Telenor's Daxcom boosts enterprise comms credentials with Mitel; Lycamobile in tax probe; Ericsson demos 5G in Indonesia.
Ericsson Demos 5G in Indonesia
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4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
First demonstration of 5G in Indonesia includes 5G test bed, 5G New Radio (NR) and use cases such as a motion-sensing robot arm and live 4K video streaming.
Ericsson Must Hit M&A Trail to Boss B/OSS – Analyst
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3/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor must quickly acquire B/OSS capabilities in several key areas if it is to thrive in this market, says a Heavy Reading analyst.
Huawei's Sales Soar but Profit Growth Grinds to a Halt
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3/31/2017  |  5 comments
Huawei continues to mop up business with carriers, enterprise customers and consumers, but it runs into a brick wall on profits.
WiCipedia: Best Cities for WiT, Born to Code & Dancing Backwards
WiCipedia  | 
3/31/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: What's the best city for women in tech?; maternity leave policies by industry; girls need to learn to code; and more.
Colt Reveals SDN & NFV Next Steps
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Enterprise-focused network operator says its next Novitas-based service will be an Internet-access-on-demand offering.
Indian M&A Forces Telcos Into Workforce Overhaul
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
With many telecom-sector employees set to lose their jobs during the current wave of industry consolidation, India's service providers need to think hard about retaining and attracting the right kind of talent.
China's ZTE Comes Off US Trade Blacklist
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3/29/2017  |  2 comments
Chinese vendor will be free to use equipment from US suppliers after saying it broke export rules and agreeing to pay a hefty fine.
The Year of Fat & Skinny Bundles
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3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
In this fireside chat, Roku's Andrew Ferrone predicts that 2017 will be the year of multichannel OTT video bundles and spells out other trends in the OTT and pay-TV markets.
Ekholm's Vision of Slimmer Ericsson Lacks Detail & Dazzle
Morris Lore  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?
Ericsson Tightens Focus, Warns of $1.7B Q1 Hit
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3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.
Ericsson Presents New Business Strategy
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3/28/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson has unveiled a new strategy that focuses on its networks, telecom core, OSS/BSS and IoT units.
Unlocking China's $194B Telecom Market
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2017  |  9 comments
It is time to tear down China's telecom wall.
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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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