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Eurobites: EE Bows Out With a Whimper
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2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: private equity firms expected to bid for T-Mobile Netherlands; Orange selects startups; Nokia does G.fast in Japan.
Indian Incumbents Risk Tripping in 4G Race
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2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
India's mobile incumbents could be making a mistake by trying to build a 4G lead over Reliance Jio.
Nokia's Suri Goes on the Defensive
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2/11/2016  |  3 comments
Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?
Win a Genuine Telecom Artifact at This Year's Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray  | 
2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…
Nokia, AlcaLu Steady Ship on Costs Before Tie-Up
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2/11/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.
Amazon, AsiaInfo Team Up to Disrupt the Telco Back Office
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2/11/2016  |  4 comments
BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.
Nokia Reports Q4, Full Year 2015 Results
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2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia reports fourth quarter revenues of €3.6 billion, up 3% year-on-year, and full year revenues of €12.5 billion, up 6% year-on-year.
AsiaInfo Unveils Cloud Core BSS
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2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Vendor makes its entire Veris BSS suite available on Amazon's public cloud.
Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
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2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!
Opera in $1.23B M&A Drama
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2/10/2016  |  2 comments
Mobile apps and browser specialist is being acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors, including the new owner of Grindr, for $1.2 billion.
Opera Agrees $1.2B Sale
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2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Opera Software has agreed a NOK 10.5 billion (USD 1.2 billion) takeover deal with a consortium of Chinese companies.
What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
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2/9/2016  |  3 comments
Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their paces by independent test lab EANTC – here are the results.
Women Leaders Can Increase Profitability – Peterson Institute
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2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Survey of 21,980 publicly traded companies in 91 countries shows the presence of more female leaders in top positions correlates with increased profitability.
India Deals Death Blow to Facebook's Free Basics
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2/8/2016  |  2 comments
Indian authorities have joined the US and Europe in passing net neutrality legislation.
Exclusive: It's Lights Out for AOptix
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2/5/2016  |  1 comment
After 15 years in business, the hybrid radio/FSO provider has abruptly shut up shop and is selling off its assets.
WiCipedia: Faulty Feminism, Worthy Women & Peculiar Perks
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/5/2016  |  5 comments
This week in WiC: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some unique job perks; and more.
JDSU's Offspring Are Holding Their Own
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2/5/2016  |  1 comment
JDSU split into two to improve focus and agility of the optical components and assurance technology businesses, and it looks like the move paid off.
Australia's 1800MHz Auction Raises $387M
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Australian operators spend $387 million to improve the coverage and quality of 4G services outside urban areas.
India Operators Lash Out at 700MHz Plans
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
A government decision to auction 700MHz spectrum at high prices this year has met with a furious backlash from operators.
Vodafone CEO: I Want a Piece of Openreach
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2/4/2016  |  2 comments
Vodafone is fretting over its network position in the fast-changing UK telecom market and wants the chance to take a stake in an independent Openreach, currently part of BT.
Hutchison Offers Major Concessions to Seal 3/O2 Deal
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong operator promises to increase investments, reduce prices and offer attractive terms to MVNOs if regulators bless the 3/O2 deal but not everyone believes it's a good offer.
Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015 - 2020
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco's latest VNI numbers suggest the world will be using 366.8 exabytes of data on smartphones and Internet of Things devices, up from 44.2 exabytes, in 2015.
NIA's Latest NFV Test Program Opens for Business
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2/3/2016  |  1 comment
The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.
Marissa Mayer & the Terrible, Horrible Day
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2/3/2016  |  1 comment
Yahoo CEO Mayer has been resisting a sale, but had to bow to the inevitable. The company finally said it will pursue a possible sale, as it announced a loss and a layoff.
Viavi Reports Fiscal Q2
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Revenues of $232.1 million are up by 2.5% compared with a year ago and operating margins have improved.
Amdocs Reports Fiscal Q1
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Revenues of $922 million were up 1.7% from a year earlier.
MStar Extends Partnership With Conax
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
MStar extends partnership with Conax to include highly robust system on chip (SoCs), utilizing Conax's comprehensive cardless security technology.
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Telefónica Steps Closer to Transport SDN
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.
Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
ZTE to Unveil OTN for Fronthaul at MWC
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2/2/2016  |  1 comment
New offering can support 60G of bandwidth, multiple service access points, connects BBU and RRU to CPRI interface.
Aircel Implements Infobip's A2P Platform
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Aircel is hoping a deal with Infobip will spur renewed interest in its messaging services.
Court Finds in Nokia's Favor in Patent Arbitration
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce issues its award for the binding arbitration between Nokia and Samsung.
Ericsson Claims 100 Operator Users for Radio Dot
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Sichuan Mobile, the largest mobile communications operator in western China, became Ericsson's 100th Radio Dot System operator.
RJio's Big Small Cells Vision
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1/31/2016  |  1 comment
RJio has announced plans for a major investment in small cell technology.
Curing America's China Syndrome
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1/29/2016  |  22 comments
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
China Mobile Completes IoT Tests With ZTE
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Becomes first company to complete tests set up by Dept. of Big Data and IT Technology, China Mobile Research Institute for Internet of Things (IOT) docking and interoperability.
WiCipedia: Equality, Fashion & Dads
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/29/2016  |  5 comments
For our inaugural WiC weekly roundup: Facebook's leaders set good examples; the brogammer fashion debate; Intel's Africa outreach; and more.
TeliaSonera: Timing May be 'Wrong' for Eurasia Sale
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish telecom incumbent recognizes difficulties of selling Eurasian assets in current conditions but says it needs to focus on its Nordic and Baltic operations.
Why Vodafone India Wants YOU Broadband
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1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Acquiring ISPs with fiber assets could make sense for India's mobile operators.
Amazon Soars but Investors Sulk
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1/28/2016  |  12 comments
Despite growing profits and revenue both overall and in in its AWS business, Amazon failed to hit analyst results and Wall Street punished it.
Juniper Buying BTI: Is That Enough?
Shades of Ray  | 
1/28/2016  |  3 comments
Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?
Qualcomm Profits Sink on Weak Demand
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Struggling chipmaker reports sharp falls in sales and earnings and says device shipments will drop in the current quarter.
Sony Buys 4G IoT Chip Specialist Altair
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli LTE chip firm is being acquired for $212 million by Sony, which is planning to expand its IoT components portfolio.
Employers Not Inspiring Loyalty in Millennial Women
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/28/2016  |  12 comments
Deloitte's survey of 7,700 Millennials suggests that their motivations and priorities are different from those of their older colleagues, as is their sense of loyalty to their employer.
Telstra Picks Up China Cloud Firm Qiniu
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1/27/2016  |  2 comments
Telstra has been on the acquisition trail in Asia once again.
Eurobites: TDC Goes Gigabit With Huawei
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1/27/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shoots, SCOREs; eir rises in second quarter; Orange forms biometrics partnership; Lycamobile in UK tax trouble.
Ericsson Shares Tumble Despite Profit Growth
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1/27/2016  |  9 comments
Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Helped by currency exchange fluctuations, Ericsson reports an increase in its fourth quarter and full year revenues for 2015.
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At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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