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Airtel to Acquire Telenor in India
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider snaps up another struggling player just days after Vodafone and Idea, the number two and three players, begin merger talks.
Tata Teleservices Explores Merger with RCom-Aircel-MTS
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Consolidation is all the rage in India's mobile market, as smaller players struggle to survive.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Jio Piles Further Pressure Onto Indian Old Guard
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The disruptive new entrant has announced details of new tariffs that have already had an impact on the share price of its biggest rival.
War of Words Escalates Between India's Jio & Airtel
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator and its high-profile new entrant are battling fiercely for broadband market share.
Versa Adds IPv6 Support to SD-WAN Suite
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.
Versa Announces Support for IPv4- & IPv6-based SD-WANs
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN vendor readies SD-WAN for Digital Transformation and IoT.
Nokia WINGs It With Global IoT Move
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia's latest IoT move is another sign of its enterprise and service-provider ambitions.
What Does Vodafone-Idea Merger Mean for India's Telecom Industry?
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between Vodafone and Idea could herald cost savings and put more pressure on current market leader Bharti Airtel.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
WiCipedia: Gaming the System, Bros Not Wanted & Be the Next Jane Bond
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2/3/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT jobs for women; Super Bowl ads get less sexist; bye bye brogrammers; and more.
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Vodafone Sales Hit by Price Pressure in India, UK
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Service provider says full-year earnings will be at the lower end of previously issued guidance because of difficulties in two key markets.
Vodafone India Confirms Idea Cellular Talks
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Vodafone confirms that it is in discussions with the Aditya Birla Group about an all share merger of Vodafone India
Vodafone in Merger Talks With India's Idea Cellular
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1/30/2017  |  1 comment
A merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators would create a new mobile giant.
India to Record Surge in Capex This Year
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1/29/2017  |  1 comment
Despite a global slowdown, India's telcos are set to spend even more on their networks this year than in 2016.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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1/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson has reported a year-on-year decline in fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 revenues.
Light Reading's BCE Takes the Telecom Revolution Back to Austin
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1/24/2017  |  1 comment
John Donovan, AT&T; Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink; and Ed Chan, Verizon, set to keynote at Light Reading's Big Communications Event, May 15-17.
India's Jio to Boost Networks With $4.4B Investment
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1/17/2017  |  Post a comment
India's newest operator is under growing pressure to improve the quality of its network services.
10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Shades of Ray  | 
1/16/2017  |  3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Airtel Launches First Pan-India Payments Bank
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1/12/2017  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is pushing fast into the mobile banking opportunity.
India's Jio to Disrupt (Again) With Low-Cost 4G Phones
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Efforts to drive down the cost of devices could spur 4G adoption in India.
Airtel Bids $350M for Telenor's India Biz – Reports
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1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is said to be in talks to acquire Telenor's local business in the latest sign of M&A activity in India.
VMware Aims for Key Role in India's Virtualization Market
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VMware expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.
Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
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12/30/2016  |  11 comments
Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.
Versa Grabs Global SD-WAN Win With Tata
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12/22/2016  |  1 comment
Versa has snagged its largest SD-WAN deal to date with Tata Communications.
Can 3G Connect the Unconnected?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/21/2016  |  1 comment
There are many initiatives that aim to provide Internet access to the billions of currently 'unconnected' people around the world, but is 3G perhaps an affordable and efficient solution these days?
Tata Selects Versa for SD-WAN Service
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12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications selects Versa as SD-WAN vendor for one of the variants its IZO SDWAN Select service.
Demonetization Hits Indian Device Makers Hard
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12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
India's move to take some banknotes out of circulation has had disastrous consequences for the mobile phone sector.
Edge Computing Not Yet a Telco Priority – Poll
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12/14/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading's latest reader survey suggests telco executives need educating more about the potential benefits of edge computing.
Mahindra Comviva Unveils Cloud-Hosted Digital Payments Solution
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12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Mobiquity Wallet and PayPLUS move to the cloud.
Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
Shades of Ray  | 
12/8/2016  |  7 comments
The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…
4G Deals Dominate Indian Market in 2016
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12/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Network expansion and managed services deals have been all the rage in India this year as operators respond to the arrival of 4G new entrant Reliance Jio.
India's RJio Hits 50M Customers in 83 Days
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
RJio claims to have broken records for customer growth at a tech company, but it still seems unlikely to hit year-end targets.
RJio Gears Up to Bring Digital Life to India
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11/25/2016  |  Post a comment
India's newest telco has a range of digital offerings in the pipeline.
Tencent, Alibaba Pour $$ Into Barefoot
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11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Two more of the most demanding data center customers in the world put money in the programmable switch startup.
RCom, Cisco Unlimit IoT in India
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11/16/2016  |  1 comment
India's Reliance and US-based Cisco have teamed up on the launch of a new IoT business.
Eurobites: Not So G.fast, Says Vodafone to BT
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11/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hit by foreign exchange movements; Proximus tests 5G with Huawei; Ericsson predicts the 5G future.
Blond Buffoon a Worry for Telecom Vendors
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11/9/2016  |  43 comments
With his protectionist rhetoric, America's choice of president is a concern for telecom players inside and outside the country.
MVNOs: Opportunity or Threat for Indian Telcos?
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11/8/2016  |  5 comments
India's network operators seem likely to embrace the MVNO opportunity.
RJio's 'Free' Strategy: Success or Failure?
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11/7/2016  |  1 comment
RJio risks losing a lot of its new customers once its free data offer comes to an end.
Bharti Airtel CIO Charts Course for Women in India Telecom
Mentor Monday  | 
11/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is making it easier for women to return to work after having children, and CIO Harmeen Mehta is hoping more will join the workforce in India.
WiCipedia: Internet by Bicycle, Pay Gaps & Misogyny in the Valley
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11/4/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Google brings the Internet to rural Indian women; Peter Thiel faces Silicon Valley criticism; the pay gap breakdown by industry; and more.
Vodafone: Desperately Seeking Cloud-Centric Tech
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone is on a multi-track journey to implement its SDN/NFV strategy but needs cloud-native, cloud-ready next generation tools from its technology partners, explains David Amzallag, the operator's head of network virtualization and SDN/NFV.
Airtel's Mittal Begs Indian Government to Moderate Spectrum Prices
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10/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Indian businessman Sunil Bharti Mittal has lashed out at the government's regulation of the telecom sector.
Airtel Transforms IT to Meet Digitization Challenge
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel has become one of the most digitally advanced companies in India.
Upskill & Outsmart DDoS Attacks
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/25/2016  |  1 comment
Arbor Networks' Gary Sockrider examines proactive countermeasures to DDoS attacks at Upskill U.
Can India Get to 600M Mobile Broadband Subs by 2020?
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10/24/2016  |  2 comments
Network spending by operators and enthusiasm for new 4G services and smartphones could help India to achieve its mobile broadband ambitions.
Tata Communications Upskills U on Data Center Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications' Rasool Kareem Irfan examines critical changes to data center security in the era of virtualization.
Upskill U Launches Cybersecurity Series With AT&T
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Rita Marty examines fundamental shifts in security strategies in light of virtualization at Upskill U.
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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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