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Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
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8/1/2014  |  2 comments
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.
DASAN Lands FTTH Deal in Vietnam
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7/31/2014  |  Post a comment
DASAN Networks wins GPON equipment contract with network operator Viettel.
Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
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7/31/2014  |  5 comments
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business as it reports Q2 financials, but investors are showing signs of nerves.
Nokia Networks Buys RAN Assets in Japan
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7/31/2014  |  4 comments
Improves its position with NTT DoCoMo with the planned acquisition of Panasonic's radio access networks business.
Singapore's IDA Preps HetNet RFP
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7/31/2014  |  2 comments
As Singapore readies a wireless HetNet RFP for its Smart Nation network, its trial starts with a crackdown on rule-breakers.
NBN Expands Services Deal With Ericsson
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7/30/2014  |  Post a comment
NBN has extended and expanded its professional services deal with Ericsson to cover its fixed wireless and satellite service systems across regional and rural Australia.
VoLTE Gains Velocity: GSA
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7/29/2014  |  3 comments
Industry association says that 66 operators are investing in VoLTE, and that 92 different handsets can make 4G voice calls.
Videocon Deploys Brocade Ethernet Fabric
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7/28/2014  |  Post a comment
India's Videocon deploys Brocade's Ethernet fabric in its data centers to address explosive traffic growth.
Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
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7/28/2014  |  7 comments
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its home-grown OS.
Huawei, China Unicom Strike SDN Innovation Agreement
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7/25/2014  |  Post a comment
China Unicom Cloud Data Company and Huawei have signed a strategic cooperation agreement on 'SDN joint innovation.'
Qualcomm Looks to Soften China Antitrust Blow
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7/25/2014  |  4 comments
Chipmaker's CEO builds bridges in China as the company faces a significant antitrust fine.
Telenor Reports Q2 Growth
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7/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Four million new customers, continued revenue growth, an EBITDA margin of 36%.
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
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7/24/2014  |  7 comments
Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
Nokia Holds Steady in Q2, Raises Outlook
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7/24/2014  |  18 comments
Nokia's three remaining business lines, including Networks, unveil stable financial numbers for the second quarter and expect a positive second half of the year.
Facebook: 30% of Users Are Mobile-Only
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7/24/2014  |  17 comments
Almost a third of users access Facebook exclusively via mobile devices, while mobile ads now generate 62% of ad revenues, compared with zero two years ago.
BSNL Boasts SAP-Certified Data Centers
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7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
BSNL Internet Data Centers in India, built and operated by Dimension Data are now 'SAP-Certified Providers of Hosting Services.'
Salary Survey Report 2014
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7/23/2014  |  13 comments
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that good times are here again, as salaries are high and optimism is even higher.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Türk Telekom
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7/23/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
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7/22/2014  |  16 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite consecutive quarters of sales slump.
AT&T Lands VPN Deal From K+S
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7/21/2014  |  Post a comment
International fertilizer and salt producer signs new agreement for VPN services.
Huawei Unveils H1 Revenues
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7/21/2014  |  1 comment
Sales revenue reaches CNY135.8 billion, a 19% increase year-on-year.
SK Telecom Trials 'Elastic Cell' With Ericsson
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7/21/2014  |  4 comments
South Korean operator aims to take a stepping stone to 5G with the planned 2016 deployment of cell-sharing mobile broadband connectivity.
Jolla Strikes Deal With Snapdeal.com
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7/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Finnish smartphone company partners exclusively with Snapdeal.com to enter Indian market.
Ericsson Reports Q2
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7/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Margins improve in second quarter for Swedish vendor.
Ericsson Leaps on Q2 Margin Boost
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7/18/2014  |  1 comment
Share price leaps as further customer investments in mobile network capacity helped Ericsson boost its margins in the second quarter.
Huawei Boosts H1 Revenues by 18%
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7/18/2014  |  4 comments
The inexorable sales rise continues…
Light Reading Announces The Big Telecom Event 2015
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7/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Second annual event for the global communications sector triples in size and scope.
Verizon Channels European Expansion
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7/16/2014  |  1 comment
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is expanding its revised partner program, adding its US enterprise business and beginning a global push.
Analytics, Security Key to Apple, IBM Tie-Up
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7/16/2014  |  10 comments
The former PC rivals are now best buddies as they collaborate on devices and apps for the enterprise mobility market.
Apple, IBM Team on Enterprise Mobility
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7/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Apple and IBM forge a global partnership that aims to transform enterprise mobility.
Light Reading Appoints Utilities/IoT Editor
Shades of Ray  | 
7/15/2014  |  5 comments
Experienced telecom editor Jason Meyers has joined the Light Reading team to focus on some of the hottest emerging sectors in the industry.
Eurobites: Carlos Slim Lands Telekom Austria
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7/15/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits up; Telefónica cozies up to Huawei; former Gowex boss could face long stretch.
Uber Drives June Mobile VC to $2.3B
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7/14/2014  |  1 comment
Even without Uber's $1.2B round, Rutberg & Co. says that other mobile startups pulled in $1.1B in June.
ZTE Raises Forecast as Strong 4G Sales Lift Earnings
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7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Net profit attributable to shareholders will be between RMB1 billion and RMB1.15 billion in the first six months, says vendor.
Huawei to Push for Greener Supply Chain
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7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Huawei announces plans to promote a greener supply chain as the company releases its 2013 Sustainability Report.
Chinese Operators Form Tower JV
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7/11/2014  |  2 comments
China's three major operators have formed a joint venture company to manage the country's mobile towers.
China Mobile Abandons WiFi Rollout
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7/11/2014  |  12 comments
Economics didn't stack up for mobile giant, but China Telecom is forging ahead with its 802.11 expansion.
NTT Reaches Out to Telstra
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7/10/2014  |  Post a comment
NTT has made an awkward pitch to Telstra to help it with its regional business.
Dimension Data Unveils 'Buy to Grow' Strategy
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7/10/2014  |  1 comment
NTT's Dimension Data unit is looking for acquisitions to boost its presence in Asia-Pacific.
WebRTC: A Double-Edged Sword for Telcos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/10/2014  |  2 comments
WebRTC has the potential to enable armies of developers to create their own real-time communications apps in previously unheard-of ways.
SK Telecom, Ericsson Collaborate on 5G Research
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
SK Telecom and Ericsson will collaborate on 5G developments such as gigabyte-level data transmission technology and next-gen small cells.
Fujitsu Announces 100G CFP2 Transceiver
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Fujitsu's 100G CFP2 transceiver is due out in the fourth quarter.
The Big Telecom Switch
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7/9/2014  |  12 comments
There's been a significant switch at the top of the telcos' list of priorities – monetizing networks has edged building networks from the top of the pile.
NTT DoCoMo Launches VoLTE on Qualcomm's Snapdragon
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm Technologies VoLTE solution based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with integrated multimode VoLTE.
Intel, Others Form Another IoT Alliance
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7/8/2014  |  4 comments
The Open Interconnect Consortium joins the rapidly growing ranks of groups dedicated to device interoperability in the Internet of Things realm.
Alcatel-Lucent Gets a Shot at Vodafone's Metro Small Cell Rollouts
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7/8/2014  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent has some Vodafone Spring in its step, but it's only got one foot in the giant mobile carrier's outdoor small cell procurement door.
Coriant 7100 Lands Beijing Metro Deployment
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7/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Coriant's 7100 Nano system, acquired in the Tellabs deal, is selected for deployment by ISP Beijing Internet Harbor.
Samsung Suffers Smartphone Slowdown
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7/8/2014  |  9 comments
Samsung Electronics may be the global leader, but the smartphone market isn't growing as fast as it was…
South Korea Tops 4K TV List
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7/7/2014  |  1 comment
In a new 'State of the Internet' report from Akamai, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong rank as the most 4K-ready nations, based on sustained broadband speeds.
China Mobile Deploys Ericsson's Fiber Fronthaul Solution
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
First commercial deployment of a C-RAN based architecture at China Mobile for TD-LTE services uses Ericsson's fiber fronthaul solution.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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