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India's RJio Hits 50M Customers in 83 Days
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
RJio claims to have broken records for customer growth at a tech company, but it still seems unlikely to hit year-end targets.
Eurobites: Ofcom Lays Into Landline Charges
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia phones licensing deal signed and sealed; AsiaInfo downsizes in Europe; Virgin's new box; Amazon eyes Italian power stations.
Nokia Seals Phones Deal With Licensee HMD Global
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia confirms that the strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing with HMD Global Oy, originally announced in May, has come into force.
Eurobites: Sky Launches Mobile Offer
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11/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria makes acquisitions in Belarus; National Lottery hacked; Höttges wants a NATO for Internet security; MTS bigs up its M2M chops.
5G in the City: China Mobile Plots 2017 Trials
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11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
China Mobile plans to test seven 5G basestations in up to five cities in 2017.
Huawei Boasts Shared Spectrum Breakthrough
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11/29/2016  |  3 comments
Vendor unveils its CloudAIR proposition that would enable spectrum to be shared dynamically across multiple radio access technologies -- but it's a way off and has its limitations.
Megaport Takes Aim at AWS
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11/29/2016  |  3 comments
An Australian company is looking to challenge AWS in the market for cloud networking.
Samsung Bows to Investors, Considers Revamp
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11/29/2016  |  4 comments
South Korean tech giant kicks off review that could lead to a restructuring and promises better dividend payments to shareholders.
Is LoRa Going Licensed?
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11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Running LoRa over licensed instead of unlicensed spectrum could hold major attractions and have big implications for other LPWA technologies.
Samsung Under Mounting Pressure to Do Splits – Report
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11/28/2016  |  3 comments
South Korea electronics giant is coming under pressure from investors to split itself in two and take other steps to improve corporate governance.
Massive MIMO Key to 5G, Says SoftBank
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11/28/2016  |  3 comments
Japan's SoftBank is putting Massive MIMO technology at the heart of its 5G plans.
RJio Gears Up to Bring Digital Life to India
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11/25/2016  |  Post a comment
India's newest telco has a range of digital offerings in the pipeline.
Photos: MBB Forum 2016, Tokyo Day 2
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11/24/2016  |  1 comment
It's the second day of the Mobile Broadband Forum 2016 in Tokyo and there's one clear theme running through every presentation and discussion – the need to develop partner ecosystems.
Photos: MBB Forum 2016 Tokyo, Day 1
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11/23/2016  |  2 comments
This year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB Forum) is being held just outside Tokyo, where operator executives, host Huawei and the Chinese vendor's partners have converged to discuss the evolution of 4G LTE, the transition to 5G and the key applications driving the industry's transformation.
Eurobites: T-Systems, Huawei In Line for CERN Cloud Deal
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11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin unimpressed by government broadband fund; Pushfor pulls in £1.2 million in funding; BT lands hybrid network deal.
Tencent, Alibaba Pour $$ Into Barefoot
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11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Two more of the most demanding data center customers in the world put money in the programmable switch startup.
ARM Takes Security Smarts Into IoT
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11/21/2016  |  Post a comment
UK chip designer is focused on the development of new security offerings as part of its IoT strategy.
Australia's NBN Secures $14.4B Govt Loan
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11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Public sector player had intended to raise money on debt markets to finish its rollout but will now be solely reliant on government financing.
WiCipedia: Election Aftermath, Telecom Advances & Wunderkinds
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11/18/2016  |  9 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech deal with the aftermath of a Trump election; Samsung, Vodafone and Zayo advocate for women; a celebratory list of young innovators; and more.
It's a Bug Hunt: Qualcomm Offering $15K Bounties
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11/18/2016  |  3 comments
With smartphones becoming increasingly inviting targets for hackers, Qualcomm is offering juicy bounties to white hats that identify vulnerabilities in its Snapdragon line of processors.
LinkedIn Powers Up Oregon Data Center
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11/17/2016  |  1 comment
The new facility connects LinkedIn to diverse network providers and APAC.
RCom, Cisco Unlimit IoT in India
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11/16/2016  |  1 comment
India's Reliance and US-based Cisco have teamed up on the launch of a new IoT business.
Samsung Acquires NewNet's RCS Unit
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11/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Samsung has acquired the Rich Communications Services (RCS) Business from Skyview Capital's NewNet Communication Technologies.
Is Ekholm Ericsson's Savior or Seller?
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11/14/2016  |  4 comments
Ericsson's incoming boss will have to engineer a turnaround in a market decline unless he is preparing the business for sale.
Samsung Revs Up $8B Bid for Harman
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11/14/2016  |  Post a comment
South Korean electronics giant announces its largest-ever bid as it targets opportunities in the connected car business.
Transformation Takes Center Stage in Wuzhen
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11/11/2016  |  9 comments
Service providers and industry experts gather in Wuzhen to talk about digital transformation and why it is so critical for telcos.
Central Office Re-Farming
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11/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Multiple operators have started implementing central office re-farming strategies, explains Jinn Xu, director of the Access Network Solution Sales Dept. at Huawei.
Eurobites: Interoute Doubles Up on Cable Connection
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11/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian banks hit by IoT attack; Google defends Android strategy to EU; ZTE signs German smart city agreement.
Blonde Buffoon a Worry for Telecom Vendors
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11/9/2016  |  42 comments
With his protectionist rhetoric, America's choice of president is a concern for telecom players inside and outside the country.
Nokia Lands DWDM, IP, Security Gateway Deal at Thailand's dtac
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11/9/2016  |  Post a comment
dtac picks Nokia to revamp end-to-end transport and IP core network to prepare for Carrier SDN.
MVNOs: Opportunity or Threat for Indian Telcos?
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11/8/2016  |  5 comments
India's network operators seem likely to embrace the MVNO opportunity.
China Mobile Launched World's First Commercial Wideband Massive MIMO
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11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
China Mobile Shanghai Branch and Huawei jointly deployed the world's first wideband Massive MIMO site.
Virtualization Frustration Sees Telcos Rebel
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11/8/2016  |  1 comment
Service providers are increasingly unhappy with their suppliers, and they are making their feelings known.
Huawei NB-IoT Solution Wins Gold Medal at World Internet of Things Exposition
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11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei has conducted lab and field tests with a number of world's top carriers, and the overall test results meet or even exceed the requirements stipulated by the 3GPP specifications.
Huawei First to Complete 3GPP-compliant E2E NB-IoT System Verification Test With China Mobile
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11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei has recently completed the system function and performance verification test on the 3GPP-compliant narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) at the 5G Joint Innovation Lab of China Mobile.
Delivering Quality VR/AR Services
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11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Jirong Zhu, senior research manager at Huawei, talks to Telecoms.com's Jamie Davies about the challenges network operators face in delivery virtual and augmented reality services, and how Huawei is helping to overcome them.
SoftBank Gets Earnings Boost From Sprint, Japan
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11/7/2016  |  2 comments
Japanese service provider reports increase in earnings despite revenue stagnation.
RJio's 'Free' Strategy: Success or Failure?
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11/7/2016  |  1 comment
RJio risks losing a lot of its new customers once its free data offer comes to an end.
TM Forum Ousts Its CEO
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11/4/2016  |  4 comments
TM Forum's Peter Sany has been shown the door, replaced by Nik Willetts as interim President and CEO.
Lattice Purchased by Somebody for $1.3B
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
A little known capital company has scooped up FPGA vendor Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3 billion.
Intel Proposes 'Unified' Security, Opens DXL
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11/3/2016  |  3 comments
Intel Security has announced what it's calling an enhanced unified defense architecture. So what does that mean?
Vodafone: Desperately Seeking Cloud-Centric Tech
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone is on a multi-track journey to implement its SDN/NFV strategy but needs cloud-native, cloud-ready next generation tools from its technology partners, explains David Amzallag, the operator's head of network virtualization and SDN/NFV.
Vodafone Germany Urges NFV Vendors to 'Step Up' Efforts
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11/3/2016  |  1 comment
German operator unveils ambitious virtualization targets but says it cannot realize its 'cloudification' ambitions alone.
It's Showtime for OPEN-O
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Next week will see the release of the first OPEN-O implementation.
Software or Hardware: China Telcos Tell Huawei to Decide
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11/3/2016  |  6 comments
China's biggest operators have told Huawei it faces a stark choice about its future focus.
Omantel Wholesale Links Africa to Asia
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11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
New cable systems will support trade between China and Africa with a redundant route that avoids the Indian Ocean and Singapore.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deploys Nokia's Virtual Router
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11/2/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel connects Africa and Asia; TDC slips in Q3; Telia slams Swedish government's auction ruling; UC's gone fishing.
Adtran Squares Up to Huawei on Supervectoring
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11/2/2016  |  2 comments
The vendor battle over the copper-fortifying technology is starting to heat up.
Photos: Operations Transformation Summit, Wuzhen
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11/1/2016  |  14 comments
Huawei's Operations Transformation Summit 2016 is underway in Wuzhen, China.
Amazon Bigger in IaaS Cloud Than Microsoft, Google & IBM Combined
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11/1/2016  |  1 comment
The top four players dominate the cloud market through sheer weight, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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BT's Openreach Has High Hopes for Long-Reach VDSL

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Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
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