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Vodafone Ramps up Network, Distribution in India
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4/24/2015  |  1 comment
India's second-biggest mobile operator is expanding into rural parts of the country.
Key Drivers for ICT Transformation & the 'Digital First' Strategy
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
In its latest survey covering network operators' plans and strategies for ICT transformation, Heavy Reading asked telecom operators worldwide to identify the most important goals and objectives for their ICT transformation initiatives. Heavy Reading also asked operators about the importance of a "digital first" strategy, which enables customers to complete an interaction across different digital channels, such as web and mobile self-service and social media.
ICT Transformation: From Awareness to Reality
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's latest survey focuses on network operators' plans and strategies for Information and Communication Technology Transformation, which involves replacing legacy silo-based functions with more agile and efficient digital business processes.
5 Things to Know About Today's WiFi
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
The Wi-Fi Alliance talks up the global progress of 5Ghz dual-band WiFi devices.
The 5G Clubs
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4/23/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading outlines 13 groups that are working to influence the development of 5G, including its standards, spectrum and use cases.
5G: Meet the Influencers
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional and some research-oriented – that have formed to tackle deploying 5G networks by 2020.
Ericsson Sinks on North American Slowdown
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Favorable currency movements flatter results as Swedish equipment maker is hit by a fall in business in its biggest regional market.
Nokia to Beef Up Indian Presence with AlcaLu Deal
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4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.
Zuckerberg Defends Internet.org Against Indian Critics
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4/17/2015  |  5 comments
Facebook founder and CEO insists Internet.org does not violate net neutrality principles after Indian web companies quit the scheme.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent to Combine
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
All-share transaction values Alcatel-Lucent at €15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion), producing a company with a combined €26 billion ($27.7 billion) annual revenues.
NTT Comm to Open Mega Data Center in India
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT Communications announces expansion plans in India in collaboration with managed services subsidiary Netmagic.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: What's Going On?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/15/2015  |  7 comments
There's a lot to take in regarding the planned combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent – here's a quick guide to our coverage.
Brocade Investing $300M in India
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Opening state-of-the art development center in Bangalore and will invest $300 million in India over five years.
Nokia to Claim #2 Carrier Vendor Ranking
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4/15/2015  |  4 comments
Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.
A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
Nokia + AlcaLu: What the Analysts Say
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4/14/2015  |  7 comments
What do industry analysts think of the news that Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are in merger talks?
Nokia/AlcaLu: The Key Friction Points
Shades of Ray  | 
4/14/2015  |  4 comments
The potential merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will throw a spotlight on some key decisions that need to be made, particularly related to the wireless portfolio, IP relationships and management of the combined company.
Airtel Zero Sparks Net Neutrality Debate in India
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4/10/2015  |  1 comment
Bharti Airtel insists zero-rating service will spur Internet adoption in India, but net neutrality supporters are aghast.
Quickplay Powers Asian OTT Service
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4/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Canadian multiscreen video specialist provides turnkey solution for new HOOQ over-the-top service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
India's Auction to Drive Consolidation
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4/8/2015  |  2 comments
The $17.5 billion auction could trigger a round of consolidation in India's mobile market.
UTStarcom Wins Major Contract Extension in India
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4/7/2015  |  Post a comment
UTStarcom today announced that the company has been awarded a significant three-year contract extension to support a major network enhancement for the largest national wireline carrier in India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
India Auction Could Spur Tariff Hikes
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4/7/2015  |  1 comment
Price rises may be inevitable following India's $17.5 billion airwaves auction.
Top 10 Drone Startups
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4/6/2015  |  4 comments
Commercial drone startups that matter in 2015.
NDTV Chooses Amagi Storm Platform to Localize Advertising
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4/2/2015  |  Post a comment
NDTV 24x7 will use Amagi's Storm regionalization platform to insert regional ads in the Middle East on the channel's Asia-Pacific satellite feed.
White Box for Data Center Networking
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4/1/2015  |  Post a comment
More and more traffic is traveling within data centers, and operators need new networking approaches to manage this growth. Pica8's infographic shows how operators can confidently and painlessly deploy white box switches into existing networks today and leverage the benefits of SDN.
Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.
Idea, Airtel, Vodafone Splash Out on Indian Airwaves
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3/27/2015  |  3 comments
India's three biggest mobile operators spent heavily to renew licenses and amass 3G spectrum.
Nokia to Manage Vodafone's Australian Networks from India
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3/27/2015  |  5 comments
Finnish equipment supplier will look after the Australian mobile operator's networks through a deal valued at $200 million.
Vodafone India Spends $4.1B on Spectrum
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Vodafone India has acquired spectrum in 12 telecom circles in the March 2015 spectrum auction for a total cost of INR 258.1 billion (£2.78 billion).
India's Mega Spectrum Sale Garners $17.5B
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3/25/2015  |  3 comments
The world's biggest-ever sale of spectrum raises $17.5B for India's government.
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
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3/25/2015  |  1 comment
India's third-largest operator is slowly and steadily closing the gap with its bigger rivals.
India's Big Four Drive Market Growth
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3/24/2015  |  1 comment
India's telecom market is on the cusp of including 1 billion customers thanks to gains by the country's biggest mobile operators.
Bharti Airtel Offers AWS Direct Connect in India
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel to offer private network solutions for global enterprise customers on Amazon Web Services.
Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/19/2015  |  1 comment
The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!
India's Spectrum Sale Shatters Records
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3/19/2015  |  2 comments
Yet to wrap up, India latest frequency sale has already seen operators bid more than in the 2010 auction. Is the industry heading for another downturn?
GSMA Opens a Mobile Marketplace
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3/18/2015  |  10 comments
Industry association has 1,300 companies signed up at launch.
4G Devices Hit Affordability Mark in India
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3/16/2015  |  5 comments
As operators prepare to roll out their 4G networks, device costs are finally coming down.
Think Outside the White Box
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3/16/2015  |  15 comments
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
Broadcom Chips In on 4K Android Box
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3/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadcom's silicon is powering the first Ultra HD Android set-top box offered by French service provider Free.
India Spectrum Bids Trigger Debt Fears
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3/11/2015  |  3 comments
With bid levels heading towards the $15 billion mark, rising debts among Indian operators are becoming a big concern.
Going Gets Tough for India's Smaller Telcos
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3/9/2015  |  3 comments
India's latest spectrum auction could widen the gulf between the biggest and smallest operators.
Opera Sees Toll-Free Data Catching On
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3/6/2015  |  4 comments
The software player's experiences suggest operators in emerging markets are warming to the 'freemium' Internet model.
Huawei Launches Exclusive ICT Leaders Roundtable at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Partners with Heavy Reading to present new global research.
Indian Operators Plot Spectrum Auction Moves
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2/27/2015  |  10 comments
Light Reading's guide to who will bid for what during the world's largest-ever spectrum auction, in India next month.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
RJio to Drive WiFi Rollout in India
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2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio has an opportunity to spearhead the deployment of WiFi services in India.
Reliance Jio Entry Hots Up Indian Auction
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2/17/2015  |  1 comment
India's forthcoming multi-band spectrum auction could raise even more than previously expected now that Reliance Jio has joined the race.
India's 3G Market Still in the Starting Blocks
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2/16/2015  |  1 comment
With a large-scale launch of 4G services expected this year, the future for India's still nascent 3G sector is questionable.
Mobile Startups Rack Up $4.2B in January
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2/12/2015  |  4 comments
Uber once again brings in the most cash among the 118 deals private companies inked in the first month of 2015.
Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015
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2/12/2015  |  2 comments
On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please register now by sending an email to registration@lightreading.com.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

4|23|15   |   05:41   |   (1) comment


Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

4|23|15   |   08:19   |   (1) comment


In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

4|20|15   |   4:20   |   (0) comments


Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

4|16|15   |   3:54   |   (0) comments


Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

4|15|15   |   2:42   |   (4) comments


Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

4|15|15   |   2:02   |   (0) comments


TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

4|15|15   |   3:17   |   (0) comments


Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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