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Vodafone Demands More From NFV Vendors
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5/27/2016  |  2 comments
Industry alignment is needed on pricing models and VNF onboarding, notes Vodafone's Head of SDN and NFV David Amzallag in his BCE keynote presentation.
Opex Gloom Grows in New NFV Survey
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5/27/2016  |  2 comments
One tenth of operators do not expect NFV to lead to operating cost savings, up from just 2% six months ago.
Nothing's Going to Stop 4K
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5/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Even with confusion about associated HDR technology and an aggravating political spat surrounding the preferred UHD streaming codec, the 4K market is set to grow in leaps and bounds.
Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
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5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
Group Forms to Take On Intel in Data Centers
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5/25/2016  |  2 comments
AMD, ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm and Xilinx are collaborating on a spec for a single interconnect format for FPGA accelerators.
Leading Lights 2016: The Winners
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
Wind, 3 Eye Sale of Italian Assets – Report
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Companies said to be in discussions with a variety of players as they look to secure approval for their merger.
Telstra Plans to Build Asian Empire
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Network operator investing heavily in subsea and overland fiber to capture enterprise, web-scale and media content business in region.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best New Product (Telecom)
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5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Twelve companies, including ADVA, Ciena, Cisco and Nokia, made the shortlist for this year's best telecom product award.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor
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5/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ten companies, including Amdocs, Huawei, NetCracker and Sigma Systems, have made it to the shortlist in the Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor category of the Leading Lights awards.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.
Nokia Makes 'Elegant' Return to Handset Market, Says Device Industry Expert
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5/19/2016  |  4 comments
The new mobile handset partnership built around Nokia's brand suits all parties, says CCS Insight head of research and mobile device industry specialist Ben Wood.
TSMC, ARM Look to Break Intel Data Center Hegemony
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
The two previously said they would collaborate on the development of the next node in IC manufacturing (7nm FinFETs); the official announcement today reveals the two are aiming at Intel's near-monopoly on data center processing.
Nokia Plays It Smart With Major Mobile Devices Brand Deal
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5/18/2016  |  7 comments
The Finnish giant has engineered a clever way to drive revenues from the mobile devices sector, without getting back into phone manufacturing, thanks to a major new licensing deal.
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
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5/18/2016  |  5 comments
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly competitive LPWA networks market.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
You can plan to build the most astounding thingamabob, but if you can't verify its functionality as you build it, if you can't demonstrate the final product works as advertised, and if you can't assure it continues working the way it's supposed to once it's deployed? Good luck getting anyone to buy it. T&M is as critical an endeavor as any other in electronics.
Eurobites: Vodafone Returns to Growth
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad Q1 revenues up 6.6%; Liberty completes CWC acquisition; Nokia lands managed services deal in Ireland.
RJio Bulks Up on Fiber to Aid 4G
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
RJio hopes to turn a fiber lead over its rivals into a 4G advantage.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider)
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T, China Unicom Tianjin, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, Time Warner Cable and WOW are the seven finalists in the Outstanding Transformation Strategy category.
AT&T to Buy Streaming Expert QuickPlay
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5/16/2016  |  3 comments
QuickPlay already supports streaming video services from U-verse: With the acquisition, AT&T will control a key streaming vendor in advance of rolling out several new streaming services for DirecTV.
Indonesia's Biznet Selects Amdocs Software
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Operator turns to Amdocs to sort out its billing.
IoT's Place in the Future of Virtualization
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5/13/2016  |  2 comments
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market grows exponentially over the next few years, vendors will start focusing in on IoT platforms and the impact virtualization can have on the market, with rapid development and lower costs as main points of interest.
Fraudsters Cash In on China's Fake Basestations
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5/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Fake mobile basestations are enabling fraudulent activities in China.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy
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5/13/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T, Ingenu, Kore Wireless and ZenFi are the four companies that make it on to our shortlist for Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy.
SK Telecom, Telkom Indonesia Unite on IoT
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5/12/2016  |  Post a comment
SK Telecom will share expertise in the area of LoRa and provide its IoT platform to Telkom Indonesia.
9 Global Telcos Back Open APIs Scheme
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Nine of the world's biggest service providers hope to realize major business benefits from the use of Open APIs.
OCP Drives Telco Data Centers & the New IP
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5/10/2016  |  1 comment
The Open Compute Project and the shift to SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and infrastructure.
Key Takeaways From TM Forum Live!
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Three key OSS and virtualization takeaways from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.
NEC & NetCracker Serve Up Virtualization Buzzword Soup
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5/10/2016  |  3 comments
Telco software vendor's Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP) is a broad technology and supporting services offering that includes just about every buzzword from the New IP lexicon – but is there any substance to its proposition?
Wireless Weakness Dents Nokia Sales, Outlook
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5/10/2016  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports sales setbacks in its first full quarter since the takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.
Small Cell Forum Sets Out 5G Stall
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5/10/2016  |  11 comments
The Small Cells Forum unveils a new Release 7 addressing requirements such as 5G technology and publishes new research highlighting growth in the small cells market.
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch through its paces – find out what happened.
NEC, Netcracker Unveil AVP for SDN/NFV Adoption
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Tools, platforms and services designed to accelerate and ease the adoption and commercialization of SDN and NFV.
Telstra Bolsters AsiaPac Connectivity
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Through a series of investments in subsea and terrestrial fiber, Telstra has substantially upgraded its Asia Pacific regional connectivity
Colt Exec Wants Nimble OSS, BSS
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Nico Fischbach, the Strategy, Architecture and Innovation Director at international operator Colt, wants to see the OSS and BSS vendor community develop more nimble, agile systems rather than soup-to-nuts packages.
China Telco Shares Drop After Fourth License Award
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5/6/2016  |  2 comments
Shares in China's big three operators are trading down following reports a fourth telecom license has been issued to TV giant CBN.
Huawei Puts Network Management in the Cloud
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5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei's Cloud Managed Network is designed to provide wireless and wired network planning and management for SMBs, midmarket and large enterprises with branch offices, as well as IoT.
Hanoi Telecom Taps Infinera for Intelligent Transport
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5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Vendor will provide HTC with a unified metro and backbone network that includes a common network management system for rapid service delivery in Vietnam.
Cavium Targets Intel With Multicore SoC Line
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5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
The company is adding four sets of families to its Octeon product portfolio. Cavium intends to be able to offer processors with anywhere from 1 to 96 cores, addressing the entire spectrum of applications.
EC to Stop Hutchison Buying Telefónica UK – Report
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5/3/2016  |  4 comments
Hutchison's plans to buy Telefónica's UK business and merge it with 3 will be kyboshed this week, according to a report.
Eurobites: Swisscom Stagnates in Q1
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5/3/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Qatar network; Kudeski buys US security firm; Zain Kuwait buys Sudanese operator.
Asia's Answer to Netflix Courts Telco Partners
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4/29/2016  |  5 comments
iflix is teaming up with some of the world's biggest operators as it pitches its online video service at emerging-market consumers.
Huawei Shows Off at OpenStack Summit
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4/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei and others add ways to add momentum to the OpenStack drive.
LG Uplus Deploys Huawei's Uplink 2 CC CA 4G Tech
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4/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Following a series of successful tests on live networks, LG Uplus launched UL 2CC CA technology in step with smartphones supporting uplink carrier aggregation.
Deloitte Reports on Telenor's VimpelCom Saga
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4/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Telenor was not guilty of illegal or corrupt practices at Vimpelcom, in which it owns a minor stake, but deemed weak in terms of organizational structure and management by Deloitte review team: CFO and Chief Counsel resign.
LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
LoRa Alliance Defends Tech Against Sigfox Slur
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4/28/2016  |  5 comments
Responding to recent criticism, the LoRa Association has insisted its technology is not owned by Semtech and has a much bigger addressable market than Sigfox.
ZTE Reports Q1
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4/28/2016  |  1 comment
ZTE reports net profit of RMB950 million in Q1, representing a 15.97% increase from the same period last year.
Eurobites: Hong Kong Operator Buys Europe's Linx Telecom
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4/28/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ESA, Viasat launch High Capacity Satellite Initiative; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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