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Banking: Next Frontier for Indian Telcos
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9/4/2015  |  Post a comment
India's mobile operators are expanding into the banking business as they look to reduce churn and offset the decline in traditional areas.
XG-PON Gets Asian Boost
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Singapore's M1 and Hong Kong's HKT have embarked on major broadband deployments using the XG-PON standard.
Singtel Deploys ThinkAnalytics
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
ThinkAnalytics enhances Singtel TV with personalized content recommendations.
Indian Telcos Warm to IoT
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Thanks to government support and operator investments, India could emerge as a hotbed of IoT innovation.
SmarTone Profits Soar on Smartphone Sales
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9/2/2015  |  3 comments
Hong Kong's smallest mobile network operator expects service revenues to continue improving, but is less optimistic about device sales.
ADB Revamps, Reveals Its Soft Side
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9/1/2015  |  3 comments
Betting on the success of a new open-standards platform and touting its IoT credentials.
Epsilon Boosts Its Metro Capacity in Singapore
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9/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Epsilon has added fiber routes in Singapore to hook up to more data centers and bolster its infrastructure-as-a-service offering.
Subsea Update: FCC Wants More Outage Info
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8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update.
SK Telecom, Vendors Big Up Millimeter Wave for 5G
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8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
SKT has a millimeter wave system at its new 5G test bed, while Nokia and Samsung suggest 5G mmWave bands to the FCC.
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/31/2015  |  13 comments
Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.
New Roads Lead to Roam
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  5 comments
Price cuts and new players are changing the roaming game.
Airtel Gets 4G Ammunition With Augere Acquisition
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8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator is fortifying its 4G position through takeover activity.
Nokia Preps JV Future in China
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8/28/2015  |  3 comments
To merge its China business with Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to create a €4.5B business.
All Change in China?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/28/2015  |  6 comments
Management shuffles and a strategic acquisition suggest upheaval in China's service provider sector.
Why OT Is HOT for Telecom Vendors
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
With vendors needing to diversify, the utility sector's immediate challenges with their operational technology (OT) frameworks offer a great opportunity to win new business.
The Woman Behind Sprint's Chicago Shakeup
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8/27/2015  |  3 comments
Tracy Nolan, Sprint's new GM of Illinois and Wisconsin, has been charged with making Chicago Sprint's microcosm of success work for the rest of the US.
ZTE's Euro Star Shines Brighter
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
A global relationship with Telefónica helps its international cause.
ZTE Profits Rise on China's 4G Boom
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8/26/2015  |  1 comment
China's number-two equipment maker reports a sharp increase in net profit amid a surge in spending on 4G network in China.
Uninor Must Adapt to Survive
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Telenor's Indian subsidiary risks being left behind as Indian consumers gravitate towards higher-speed data services.
Ciena Boosts 5430 Capacity, Deploys With SK Telecom
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
WaveLogic3 Extreme chipset pushes OTN switch capacity above 15 Tbit/s.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Hutch Buy Qualcomm's UK Spectrum
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8/26/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia deploys small cells for Ooredoo; Serbia and Kosovo reach telecom rapprochement; Millicom hires Gordon; Huawei wins SBC deal with Telefónica.
Infinera Helps AJC Cable Recovery
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8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's new Time-Based Instant Bandwidth helps the Australia-Japan Cable recovery from an outage.
Global Services Forum Preview
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8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
Hutchison Sees Earnings Soar in Europe
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8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Operator is outperforming bigger rivals in key markets despite its focus on mobile-only activities.
Eurobites: BT Boasts 330 Mbit/s With G.fast Field Trial
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8/25/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Dimension Data plans acquisitions; Huber+Suhner feels currency pain in H1; Liquid Telecom and MTN hook up in Africa; Telefónica boosts links to the Canary Islands.
BICS Forecasts VoLTE Roaming Surge
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8/25/2015  |  1 comment
International carrier says VoLTE roaming service is commercially available and anticipates substantial growth in traffic during coming year.
India's Dropped Calls Fiasco
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8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
An increasing number of dropped calls is aggravating relations between Indian authorities and the country's mobile operators.
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big bucks for driving turnarounds, M&A, continued relevancy or brand revivals.
Australia's NBN Cost Blowout
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The NBN political football has been kicked back into play.
Mirantis Lands $100M Funding Round
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
OpenStack specialist has secured a $100 million investment round and struck a technology development relationship with Intel.
Eurobites: BT Hits Out at AT&T, Verizon
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8/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: BT wins more sports rights; Tele2 unveils new boss; GSMA appoints Bouverot successor; Vodafone Ireland ups data-center investments.
Enablence Gets New Funding, Adds Board Member
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8/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical components vendor has arranged a new $10 million financing package and has added a senior executive from ZTE to its board.
China Unicom Loses Out to Rivals
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2015  |  1 comment
China's second-biggest mobile operator appears to be hemorrhaging customers and faring especially badly in the fast-developing 4G sector.
New Zealand's Spark Hails Earnings Growth
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8/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Operator's profits are boosted by cost-cutting activities and success in the broadband and mobile sectors.
IoT Growth Depends on Vertical Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/21/2015  |  1 comment
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market expands, vendors should target specific vertical markets to maximize their business opportunities.
Malaysia's Axiata Boosted by Overseas Business
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8/20/2015  |  1 comment
Operator reports increase in profits thanks to gains in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and India while claiming to have seen improvements in Malaysia and Indonesia.
China Mobile Profit Dips on 4G Costs, Tax
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8/20/2015  |  2 comments
China's biggest operator says pressure on operating costs is growing as it fends off increasing 4G competition from its chief rivals.
Private Equity Firm Bites on Voxbone
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8/19/2015  |  2 comments
Virtual phone number specialist Voxbone sells majority stake to a private equity firm and prepares for accelerated expansion, including M&A.
Huawei, China Mobile, Qualcomm Verify 4G Uplink Data Compression
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei and partners claim industry's first commercial verification of Uplink Data Compression (UDC), a TDD+ technology, on a LTE-TDD commercial network.
Huawei, Fortumo Team on Carrier Billing
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei partners with Fortumo for direct carrier billing, especially in emerging markets.
Reliance JioCom in the Making?
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8/19/2015  |  1 comment
The ties between RJio and RCom appear to be getting stronger all the time.
China Telecom Hit by Taxes as 4G Subs Soar
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8/19/2015  |  1 comment
The smallest of China's three national mobile operators is struggling to maintain profit levels even though adoption of higher-speed services is taking off.
Ericsson Strikes Partnership With SK Holdings C&C
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and SK Holdings C&C to collaborate on the development of Internet of Things platforms for globally specialized services.
SoftBank Ups Stake in Sprint – Again
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8/18/2015  |  5 comments
Less than a week after increasing its investment in Sprint by $86.9 million, Softbank spends another $73 million, taking its stake to more than 80%.
NetCracker Lands Deals Across Asia-Pacific
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Contract wins in Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka for the SPIT vendor.
Spectrum Sharing: Mixed Bag for Indian Telcos
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Indian authorities have finally announced rules for the sharing of spectrum, but operators will be disappointed by some of the new guidelines.
Elitecore Plans to Woo Mobile Advertisers
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8/17/2015  |  Post a comment
The billing and revenue management specialist is looking to help India's operators make money from WiFi.
SKT Adopts Ericsson's Telco Cloud Platform
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8/17/2015  |  3 comments
South Korean operator is moving towards a deployment of Ericsson's HDS 8000 data center platform as part of its shift towards a software-defined cloud architecture.
Bridge Alliance Names New CEO
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8/17/2015  |  Post a comment
The Bridge Alliance, a partnership of 36 mobile operators from Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, has appointed Eileen Tan as its new CEO.
2015 Global Services Forum Focuses on Re-Architecting Infrastructure and Operations for New Growth
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8/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Two full days of keynotes, panels and sessions in Zurich, Switzerland, delve into details on how service providers can transform to meet demands of evolving user experience and digital operations.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

8|26|15   |   07:54   |   (0) comments


Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

8|25|15   |   02:36   |   (0) comments


Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

8|14|15   |   09:39   |   (1) comment


Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

8|3|15   |   6:01   |   (0) comments


Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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