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CradlePoint Launches NetCloud for Private Cloud Networks
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
SoftBank and CradlePoint are launching the service in Japan, branded as WhiteCloud OneLayer.
XL Axiata to Deploy Ericsson Small Cells
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
XL Axiata selects Ericsson to boost indoor user experience.
NTT Comms Expands Enterprise Cloud Service Areas, Functions
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Three new areas in Japan/overseas and additional enterprise functions.
AT&T, Amdocs Collaborate on NFV, Open Source
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Amdocs will serve as the initial integrator for companies adopting AT&T's open source ECOMP platform.
Huawei Consumer Reports H1
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Sales revenue in the first half of 2016 increased by 41% year-on-year to CNY¥77.4 billion.
Can Lyf Bring Bundling to India?
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  1 comment
The popularity of Lyf could persuade other Indian operators to look afresh at how devices and services are sold.
Ericsson Board Has Been Asleep at the Wheel – Consultant
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Former Ericsson staffer and current industry consultant believes Ericsson's board and management team need to be more proactive than reactive if the vendor is to turn around its fortunes.
Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.
Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
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7/25/2016  |  3 comments
While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.
Huawei Reports 40% Rise in H1 Revenues
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei revenues for the first half of 2016 hit 245.5 billion Yuan Renminbi, a 40% year-on-year increase.
From Ass Kickings in China to Kicking Ass in the Valley
Mentor Monday  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Mellanox Senior Director of Marketing Chloe Ma shares the story of her upbringing in China to her career in the Valley.
Up in ARMs
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
SoftBank is set to buy chip designer ARM for about $32 billion, citing the expected growth of the IoT tech market as a catalyst. Is this a good move by SoftBank?
SK Telecom Sees LTE-M, LoRa as Its 'Two Main IoT Pillars'
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7/21/2016  |  2 comments
South Korean telco's IoT strategy includes the use of different technologies for 'low mobility' and 'high mobility' and raises questions about its commitment to Sigfox.
Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
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7/20/2016  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.
ZTE Unveils 'Vertical Broadband' & Smart City Solutions
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Tackles design and construction requirements of not only national backbone broadband networks, but also broadband networks for power, rail transportation, radio and television.
Telenor Group Reports Q2 Growth
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
But revenues are dented by low device sales.
Telenor Skips India Auction, May Quit Market
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Norwegian operator decides not to participate in India's latest spectrum auction, raising questions about its long-term commitment to the market.
Ericsson 'Doubles' Savings Goal as Sales Slump
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7/19/2016  |  10 comments
Swedish vendor renews efforts to improve margins as market and macro-economic conditions weigh heavily on second-quarter sales.
SK Telecom Targets Pre-Commercial 5G Deployment In 2017
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7/19/2016  |  4 comments
SK Telecom will build on its pioneering tests with a new 5G pilot this year and pre-commercial deployment in 2017.
Ericsson Reports Q2 Decline
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Adjusted revenues decreased by 7% year-on-year as mobile broadband sales continued to decline, particularly in markets suffering from weak macro-economic trends.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
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7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
Out on a Limb
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7/18/2016  |  3 comments
SoftBank acquires ARM
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Eurobites: Doubt Cast on Ericsson Reporting
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: full Opera sale falls through; Huawei does German deal; UK government's Mr Broadband moved on.
SoftBank Muscles In on ARM in $32B Deal
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7/18/2016  |  38 comments
Japanese company makes bet on ARM's ability to corner the market for IoT.
AT&T Offers Network Functions On Demand... Sort Of
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7/18/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T is offering a virtual network functions using its international cloud platform; but while the service might be cutting edge, the business model wears an old school badge.
SoftBank to Buy ARM for £24.3B
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Japanese group agrees terms to buy UK-based chip design company.
Singapore Preps for a Fourth Mobile Player
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Singapore is making preparations for the entry of a fourth operator in a bid to spark investment and innovation.
AT&T Introduces Network Functions on Demand
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7/17/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T says its new service will simplify networking and help save costs for businesses in 76 countries and territories around the world.
AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand
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7/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
Is Sigfox on the Run?
Morris Lore  | 
7/15/2016  |  11 comments
Yet to satisfactorily answer its critics, the French IoT player is at risk of being marginalized in the LPWA market.
4G Launch Means Demise of CDMA In India
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
CDMA technology, which broke new ground in India, seems unlikely to be around much longer.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
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7/14/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders sits down with Dr. Wen Tong, Wireless CTO at Huawei, to hear his views on the state of the 5G project – and what may lie beyond...
Is Level 3 Boarding the M&A Train?
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7/14/2016  |  2 comments
Speculation and insider chat gives the network operator's stock a boost.
Beware the Bottleneck! Why 5G Is Driving an Ultra-Broadband Boom
Shades of Ray  | 
7/13/2016  |  3 comments
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Extend OSS Agreement, Add MANO Features
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson extends commitment to OSS interoperability initiative (OSSii).
Eurobites: Android on the March in Europe
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google given more time for Android antitrust case response; Ericsson forges China alliance; Ekinops wins at Orange.
Is Google Becoming a European MVNO?
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7/13/2016  |  4 comments
US Internet giant launches international service for US Project Fi customers in partnership with Hong Kong's Hutchison.
Ericsson Teams With China's Inspur
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and Chinese IT systems and services firm Inspur are cooperating on cloud, IoT and media developments.
Nokia, Samsung Expand Patent License Agreement
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia and Samsung are expanding their intellectual property cross license agreement to cover certain additional patent portfolios.
IoT Startup Actility to Add 3GPP Support in 2016
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7/12/2016  |  5 comments
French IoT startup has been focused on the rollout of LoRa but says it will soon introduce products supporting 3GPP technologies.
Netcracker Beefs Up Video Capabilities With CoralTree Buy
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Acquisition includes CoralTree's technology solutions and resources in systems integration, business operations support and other professional services.
Coriant Lands Packet-Optical Deal in Turkmenistan
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Coriant chosen for NBN deployment in Central Asia.
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Prime Reading  | 
7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few years, all of which are worth unpicking.
CEO Chat With CenturyLink's Bill Owens
Between the CEOs  | 
7/12/2016  |  9 comments
Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders sits down with CenturyLink's Non-Executive Chairman Bill Owens for a candid exchange of views about the current and future state of telecom, career choices and international waters.
Cisco Bullish on Britain Despite Brexit
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco publicly opposed Brexit, but the vendor isn't taking its toys and going home, even though it didn't get its way.
Cisco Navigates Risky Path to Cloud Opportunities
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco is working to meet the challenging transition from rigid, hardware-based networks to flexible cloud nets based on software and programmable APIs.
The New FoV Index: 5 Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Service providers are making some progress toward virtualizing networks and services -- but (surprise, surprise) the rate of progress isn't as fast as they expected.
Telefónica Sheds China Unicom Stake for $356M
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator takes steps to reduce debt mountain following collapse of deal to sell the UK's O2 to Hutchison Whampoa.
Eurobites: 3 Sparks Rumble in UK's Spectrum Jungle
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat gives VoLTE a try; Sigfox rolls into Singapore; public service broadcasting holds steady.
Japan's Line Sends a Positive Message as It Preps $1.3B IPO
News Analysis  | 
7/11/2016  |  1 comment
Japanese mobile messaging specialist is set for an IPO in New York and Tokyo that will raise up to $1.3 billion.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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