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Silver Peak & China Telecom Announce Global Partnership
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
China Telecom partners with Silver Peak to deliver managed SD-WAN services to multinational enterprise customers.
China Telecom Deploys Tiered Managed SD-WAN Services
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
China Telecom and Silver Peak have combined to deliver managed SD-WAN services to multinationals.
Eurobites: Telefónica Is Still OK With UK
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom gets its 5G freak on; Dixons Carphone profits up 10%; Telia gets smart with buses; Nokia demos 4.9G in Shanghai.
India's State-Run BSNL Gears Up for RJio Battle
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
The government-backed telco is getting ready for a fight against India's newest operator in the fixed-line broadband market.
Ericsson Denies Ditching the Enterprise Market
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6/27/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson may have scaled back its ambitions for new opportunities outside the telecom market while it works on a turnaround at its main networks business, but it hasn't abandoned them altogether.
NTT Plala Selects Synchronoss
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6/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Eurobites: EU Fines Google $2.7B Over Shopping Shenanigans
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6/27/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia strikes deal with Eurosport; luxury handset maker in a spot of bother; shares in MTS arrested; Orange goes to the movies.
Soft Loans, Trade Hardball: ZTE Seeks $11B in Credit Finance
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
A financing move by China's ZTE has resurrected the issue of unfair state support for the country's telecom giants.
DT, Chinese Operators Take NB-IoT to Market
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6/26/2017  |  3 comments
NB-IoT technology gets a boost from a service launch in Germany and growing momentum in China.
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.
Telus, Huawei Boast 3GPP-Oriented 5G Pilot
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Canadian operator Telus and Chinese vendor Huawei have deployed a 3GPP-oriented network at the operator's '5G Living Lab' facility.
NB-IoT Interoperability a Problem, but It's Being Fixed – Sequans CEO
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6/22/2017  |  1 comment
European chipmaker plays down significance of interoperability problems but says NB-IoT faces a challenge from the growing interest in LTE-M.
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.
Indian Telecom Industry Grapples With Huge Debt, Job Losses
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Decimated by an aggressive new entrant and government taxation, India's telcos desperately need to restore profitability.
ZTE Launches E-OTN Solution for Faster 5G Deployment
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The ZXMP M721 CX66A has high integration, large capacity, intelligence and energy-saving design with low deployment cost, says the vendor.
NTT Claims Largest SD-WAN Footprint
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Company says its 100% software-defined network lets it reach 196 countries with SD-WAN service that is highly customizable.
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.
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.
Can India's RJio Succeed in Broadband?
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
India's disruptive new entrant is planning on carrying its mobile revolution into the broadband sector.
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.
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.
What Carriers Want From OPNFV
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6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
A Heavy Reading survey shows carriers support OPNFV but assign a wide variety of interests and expectations to the open source project.
ZTE to Undertake 5G Trial With SoftBank
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
ZTE and SoftBank announce 5G trial in Tokyo.
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%.
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.
Nokia CTO 'Not Optimistic' About 5G in Europe
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Hossein Moiin becomes the latest industry executive to air concern about Europe's 5G lag.
China Mobile Deploys Nokia's FTTH ONTs
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia home gateway deployed in fiber networks in 29 provinces across China.
Tata Comms Hooks Up to Alibaba Cloud
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Tata's IZOTM Private Connect service to enable high-speed, low latency access to Alibaba Cloud ExpressConnect to customers from over 150 countries.
Eurobites: Merkel Urges New Data Diktat
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU to probe Qualcomm/NXP deal; London Tech Week 2017 is up and running; Nokia wins big in China; mission-critical LTE tests planned; Dixons gives up on US.
OPNFV Summit Comes at Critical Time
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6/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Multiple issues including commercial models, cooperation among open source efforts and internal culture changes loom.
Big Names Board the ONAP Express
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW, VEON, Juniper, Red Hat and Accenture are among ONAP's new members, but it still doesn't have as many supporters as the Open Source MANO initiative.
Ixia & TE Connectivity Demo 400G OSFP
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6/7/2017  |  Post a comment
OSFP direct-attach cable boasts 8 high-speed PAM4 electrical lanes
Nuage's Khandekar on the Future State of SD-WAN
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6/7/2017  |  1 comment
SD-WAN solutions must address the right business cases, operational tools and partnerships, says Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar.
Barefoot Networks Extends Market Dominance
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6/6/2017  |  1 comment
Barefoot partners with industry-leading manufacturers and grows leadership team in the first half of 2016.
India's Devices Market: Chinese Dragons Versus Indian Tigers
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6/6/2017  |  Post a comment
India's device makers have fallen well behind their Chinese competitors in their domestic market.
SoftBank's 'Open Source' Source Is a Slovakian Startup
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6/6/2017  |  2 comments
A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.
SK Telecom Moves Closer to 1Gbit/s 4G
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6/5/2017  |  Post a comment
South Korean operator claims to launch a 900Mbit/s service and says gigabit-speed 4G connections are coming early next year.
SoftBank Seeks Another $7B in Plan for World Tech Domination – Report
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6/5/2017  |  Post a comment
SoftBank is said to be in discussions with potential investors in Canada and the Middle East as CEO Masayoshi Son looks to realize his technology ambitions.
SoftBank Suffers Satellite Strategy Setback
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6/2/2017  |  1 comment
A proposed merger of SoftBank-backed satellite operator OneWeb and Intelsat has fallen through – now SoftBank is expected to look elsewhere for a tie-up.
WiCipedia: Best Initiatives for Women & Highest-Ranked Companies
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6/2/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A roundup of the best initiatives for women in tech; women rank their companies; South LA on the rise; and more.
Is Ciena in Breakaway Mode?
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6/1/2017  |  11 comments
CEO sees today's positive financial results as proof its long-term investment strategy is paying off during an industry shakeout period.
Ownership Reform Won't Save Unicom
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6/1/2017  |  1 comment
A scheme to revitalize China's weakest telecom operator seems unlikely to succeed.
Why India's RJio Wants to Lease Dark Fiber From Govt.
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6/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Could RJio's sudden interest in serving rural communities spark a rush into India's hinterland?
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
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5/29/2017  |  10 comments
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
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Masergy: It's Time for SD-WAN Options

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Paul Ruelas, director of network products for Masergy, explains how adding SD-WAN has changed the service mix for his company's customers. In some cases, the change is incremental, enabling more granular customer control. Masergy's newest version, SD-WAN Go, gives up some of those controls for a streamlined version targeting mid-sized customers with the most ...
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Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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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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