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Is ONOS About to Merge With OpenDaylight?
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2015  |  2 comments
Discussions between the ONOS community and the Linux Foundation could potentially bring together two SDN platforms – ONOS and the Linux Foundation's OpenDaylight.
What the Broadband Forum Did Next
Shades of Ray  | 
10/9/2015  |  2 comments
The Broadband Forum is adapting its focus to account for the impact that virtualization and programmable networking will have on access network topologies and operator business plans.
Indian Telcos to Fight OTT Battle With VoLTE
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10/9/2015  |  Post a comment
India's operators believe VoLTE might hold the key to combating the advance of the OTT players.
Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV
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10/9/2015  |  Post a comment
At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
Eurobites: Ofcom Sounds Alarm on O2 Deal
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10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone barges in to BT/Openreach row; Deutsche Telekom on Safe Harbor backwash; AlcaLu supplies LTE for aviation.
NTT Docomo, Huawei Boast Large-Scale 5G RAN Field Trial
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Trial represents the first large-scale Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology test.
Making History With 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2015  |  3 comments
The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
The acquisition isn't yet closed but the Finnish giant has laid out its planned leadership team for the combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
The View From Huawei HQ
Shades of Ray  | 
10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading recently published an exclusive interview with Huawei's deputy chairman Eric Xu in English – now that interview is available in Chinese too.
Indian 4G Hots Up With RCom-RJio Deal
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10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between RCom and RJio could have major repercussions for India's telecom market.
For Sale: Telenor's $2.4B Stake in VimpelCom
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  3 comments
Nordic operator follows TeliaSonera in deciding to end its involvement in various eastern European and central Asian markets.
NBN's $1.3B Satellite Program Lifts Off
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10/1/2015  |  2 comments
The launch of its first broadband satellite gives Australia's NBN something positive to focus on amid ongoing financing and technology problems.
Broadband Forum Unveils Its 20/20 Vision
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadband Forum announces a new vision for the organization that aims to service providers develop new revenue streams and transform personal and business communications.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Gets Polish NBN Gig
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy.
Good News for NFV Interoperability
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9/29/2015  |  6 comments
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
India's Uninor Adopts Telenor Branding
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9/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Telenor's Indian subsidiary has taken its parent company's branding and is examining ways of expanding its presence in the country's mobile market.
Aus NBN Sparks $2.1B Vocus, M2 Merger
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9/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Australia's NBN is not built yet but it is already reshaping the country's telecom market.
NBCU Invests $1.5B in Universal Studios Japan
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9/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast's NBCUniversal is buying a 51% stake in Universal Studios Japan.
Eurobites: EU, China Strike 5G Accord
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9/28/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica strikes data center deal with China Unicom; CityFibre turnover up 115%; DT's full-duplex 5G trial.
Facebook Targets India's Hinterland
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9/25/2015  |  13 comments
The social networking giant is looking to become a connectivity player.
Eurobites: BT Sets Out IPv6 Timeline
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9/25/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange to play a key role in 'Smartseille'; OBS connects shipping crews; Huawei wins big in France.
CSPs Get Serious About ICT Transformation
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9/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Communication service providers realize that an ICT transformation is critical to their long-term survival, but most haven't yet committed to making it happen.
Ericsson, Qualcomm Demo LTE-U in China
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and Qualcomm complete LTE-U over-the-air demonstration in China.
NTT Com's Japan-US IP Networks Tops 1 Tbit/s
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Expanded capacity will allow the network to support demand that is expected to double over the next two years.
Startup XCellAir Eyes $18B WiFi Market
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Market research suggests WiFi neglect is coming at a huge cost to operators in the world's biggest financial centers.
Sterlite to Buy Elitecore for $27.2M
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Indian optical fiber maker Sterlite is acquiring OSS, BSS and policy control software specialist Elitecore, also based in India, for 1,800 million rupees (US$27.2 million).
Alcatel-Lucent Unveils Mini 7750 Router
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent is launching a smaller version of its 7750 Service Router (SR) called the 7750 SR-e series.
Telecom Players Drive 'Make in India'
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9/22/2015  |  Post a comment
India's telecom manufacturing sector is currently witnessing an improvement in its fortunes.
LTE: Q2 2015 Americas
Infographics  | 
9/22/2015  |  1 comment
4G Americas and Ovum break down where the Americas stand in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to LTE coverage.
China Mobile's 4G Roll
Morris Lore  | 
9/22/2015  |  1 comment
The world's biggest 4G operator shows no sign of slowing down just yet.
South Korean Operator Hooks Up With Ericsson for NB-LTE
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2015  |  1 comment
LG Uplus signs development deal with Ericsson to work on IoT, 5G and more.
Eurobites: Rivals Sharpen Knives Over BT Broadband
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 UK heading for IPO; BT puts faith in UK contact centers; DT targets aviation.
Ericsson, LG Uplus Team for 5G, IoT
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9/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Cooperation covers IoT infrastructure, SDN and NFV, content delivery networks and IoT-Advanced.
3GPP Makes Progress on Crucial LTE IoT Spec
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9/21/2015  |  7 comments
LTE group moves towards a low-power 4G specification for the Internet of Things.
Spectrum Trading a Boon for Indian Telcos
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2015  |  1 comment
A new move by India's government allowing operators to trade their spectrum licenses will be welcomed by the industry.
TeliaSonera to Quit Eurasia, Focus on Europe
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2015  |  3 comments
Swedish operator's decision will leave it with just a third of the mobile customers it serves today but allow it to focus resources on Europe and invest in new business areas.
CEO Chat With Eric Xu, Huawei
Between the CEOs  | 
9/16/2015  |  5 comments
In a rare and exclusive interview, Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies, talked to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about convergence, virtualization, industry politics, doing business in the US and economic success.
Why the World Is About to Change
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/16/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the hot talking points from day 2 of the Global Services Forum in Zurich, where discussions have ranged from ICT transformation to the global impact of next-gen communications.
Vodafone Admits Data Breach, Denies Cover-Up
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2015  |  1 comment
Vodafone Australia is in hot water following revelations it hacked the phone records of a journalist who exposed security flaws in its systems.
Ericsson CTO: Carriers Moving Too Slowly on Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2015  |  10 comments
Service providers' hesitation over deploying virtualization in the data center could cost them big in the long run, predicts Ulf Ewaldsson.
Spectrum Uncertainty Hinders 5G Research
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9/15/2015  |  Post a comment
5G stakeholders say the slow progress on spectrum allocation is preventing them from committing resources to mmWave research.
Eurobites: Sigfox Hooks Up to Eutelsat for IoT
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9/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 claims VoLTE first in UK; Sky completes German acquisition; EE admits it must do better on broadband.
Tackling Telco Transformation
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/15/2015  |  2 comments
What are the hot topics of debate on the first morning of the Global Services Forum 2015? Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss.
Eurobites: Nokia Names the 5G Date
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia sets itself 5G deadline; NokAlu gets CFIUS approval; DT hits the digital silk road.
Mentor Monday: Huawei's Aileen Hurley Smith
Coyne’s Corner  | 
9/14/2015  |  13 comments
Aileen Hurley Smith, head of ecosystem development for Huawei Service Provider Operations Lab, offers advice for women in the comms industry.
UHD Alliance Aims for Early-2016 Release
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9/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Group plans to show off a logo and standardized products at next year's CES.
Tasty Spanish Takeaways
Shades of Ray  | 
9/10/2015  |  1 comment
There were four key takeaways from Huawei's Ultra-Broadband Forum in Madrid this week and they all begin with the letter 's'.
IBC Day 1: OTT Madness & More (UPDATED)
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9/10/2015  |  Post a comment
IBC, the show focused on media creation management and delivery in all its many and varied forms, has kicked off in Amsterdam, and here's our pick of the latest company annoucements. We'll add to the list as more come in...
4K, Cloud Can Drive FTTx Business Case – Huawei CEO
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9/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Enterprise cloud services and 4K/8K video can define the business case for investing in next-gen fixed broadband networks, says Huawei's current CEO Eric Xu.
NFV & the Cold War of Communications
Shades of Ray  | 
9/9/2015  |  4 comments
Get ready for some unwelcome internecine struggles that could set back telco cloud developments...
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

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Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
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Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
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Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

10|5|15   |   4:27   |   (1) comment

Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
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BT Updates on Plans

10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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