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India's Operators Plan 3G Push
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7/6/2015  |  5 comments
In a bid to retain customers, incumbents are expanding their 3G networks before RJio launches 4G services in December.
Eurobites: Orange Cleared of 'State Aid' Charge
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7/3/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bharti Airtel sells towers in Africa; EE hit by ₤1 million Ofcom fine; France and China get it on.
India Takes Digital Leap
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7/1/2015  |  1 comment
India's government launches an ambitious Digital India initiative aimed at digitally empowering Indian citizens.
Pay-TV STB Revenues Plunge
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
IHS reports that global shipments of pay-TV set-tops generated lower revenues last year for the first time in a dozen years despite a slight rise in unit volume.
Bharti Airtel Expands Its 3G Networks With Nokia
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Nokia Networks inks four-year deal with Bharti Airtel India for 3G network rollout.
OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.
OneWeb Raises $500M Funding
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Satellite broadband startup OneWeb has raised $500 million of A-round funding from a group of leading international companies.
Indian Data Towers Market to Soar – Deloitte
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Growth in usage of data services will spur a dramatic increase in the number of dedicated mobile towers, according to new research.
Redknee Snaps Up Troubled BSS Vendor
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6/24/2015  |  8 comments
Redknee strikes another bargain deal and adds further to its BSS assets with the acquisition of Orga Systems, which had hit hard times, for just €38 million.
Payments: A Third Pillar of Carrier Revenue?
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6/23/2015  |  6 comments
As carriers are partnering with a growing amount of third-party service providers, payments are the next logical step in growing these partnerships.
TCS Opens SDN/NFV Center of Excellence
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6/22/2015  |  Post a comment
TCS launches Center of Excellence (CoE) for next-gen technology solutions.
Introducing the New IP Agency (NIA)
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6/19/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks to EANTC managing director Carsten Rossenhövel about the formation and aims of the New IP Agency (NIA).
NTT Comms' New Chief Likes the Fast Lane
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6/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Tetsuya Shoji has taken the helm at global cloud and connectivity services giant NTT Communications and he's promising a thrilling ride.
Airtel 4G Gathers Momentum in India
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6/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel launches 4G trial for its customers in National Capital Region.
RJio 4G Plans Stoke Price-War Fears
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6/18/2015  |  1 comment
The pricing proposals announced by the 4G upstart will have India's existing mobile operators worried.
MTS, RCom Talks Fuel India M&A Hopes
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6/17/2015  |  Post a comment
A merger between Sistema Shyam TeleServices and Reliance Communications would suit both players' strategic needs.
Sistema in Talks to Sell SSTL to Reliance
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6/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Sistema JSFC enters exclusive discussions with Reliance Communications (RCOM) on a potential merger between the Indian telecom business of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. (SSTL) and RCOM, through a stock swap.
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Prime Reading  | 
6/16/2015  |  2 comments
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors need a new set of capabilities, skills, support services and engagements to stay relevant in today's telco landscape.
RJio to Launch 4G in December
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6/15/2015  |  2 comments
Reliance Jio has announced plans to launch 4G services in December 2015.
IoT the Flavor of India's Tech Startups
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6/15/2015  |  3 comments
The Indian IoT startup space is abuzz with activity and innovation.
MTS India Preps Move to 4G
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6/11/2015  |  1 comment
India's only pure-play CDMA service provider is getting ready to move from 2G CDMA to 4G.
Vodafone in Asset-Swap Talks With Liberty
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6/5/2015  |  3 comments
Vodafone and Liberty may swap assets or team up in parts of Europe but say they are not talking about a merger.
Wedge to Address APAC Market From Singapore Office
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6/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Security firm Wedge Networks has revealed plans to open a new office in Singapore in the next two months.
Facebook Joins TM Forum in Connectivity Push
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6/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Social networking giant signs up to TM Forum to expand Internet access in emerging markets.
Cisco VNI Report Shows Set-Top Shift
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5/27/2015  |  2 comments
Cisco's annual Visual Networking Index report shows traffic from digital media adapters growing to 32% of total global Internet set-top traffic by 2019.
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.
Potholes Lurk in Indian Smart City Project
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5/22/2015  |  10 comments
India's recently launched smart cities project faces huge challenges even though vendors are enthused by the business opportunity.
Videocon Plots Non-Spectrum Services Lead
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Videocon Telecom aims to become the market leader for services that do not require the use of mobile spectrum.
Will Investing in SDN & NFV Be Worth It?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/21/2015  |  6 comments
This is the big question facing all operators – SDN and NFV look like they could be very beneficial in many ways but can a massive transformation be justified?
Liberty Global Keen on Vodafone Tie-Up – Report
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5/20/2015  |  3 comments
Liberty Global chairman says two companies would be 'great fit' a day after Vodafone boss is quizzed about likelihood of a deal.
Wholesalers Out to Prove Quality Beats Price
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5/19/2015  |  2 comments
Price vs. quality and industry consolidation were two common themes of a changing sector at International Telecom Week.
Vodafone May Buy Content to Fight BT, Telefónica
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5/19/2015  |  1 comment
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao is weighing up a bigger push into the content arena as the operator looks to build on a long-awaited return to revenue growth.
Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
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5/18/2015  |  15 comments
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
RJio Moves Closer to 4G Launch
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
Recent developments suggest Mukesh Ambani-led RJio will soon launch a 4G service.
Ozone Plans Ubiquitous WiFi in India
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
A WiFi service provider called Ozone Networks is banking on a surge in demand for WiFi-offload services among India's mobile operators.
Eurobites: Baksaas to Step Down at Telenor
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5/12/2015  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom tests driverless cars; EE racks up complaints; Nokia gets the party started.
India's Aircel Plots Path to 4G
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5/11/2015  |  1 comment
Aircel CTO Sameer Dave highlights the technical challenges that India's operators face in launching 4G.
Eurobites: Uber Bids $3B for Nokia's HERE
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5/8/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison Whampoa lines up investors for O2 takeover; Ericsson files suits against Apple; mixed fortunes for Liberty Global.
Digital Illiteracy Hinders India Internet Adoption
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5/8/2015  |  3 comments
The modest efforts of India's operators to educate consumers about the benefits of Internet services may ultimately benefit 4G players.
Leading Lights 2015: Who's in the Running?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/7/2015  |  1 comment
The shortlists (some of them not so short) are out for this year's Leading Lights awards program and it's an incredible mix of runners and riders…
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.
Chambers's Legacy: A Resurgent Cisco
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/5/2015  |  3 comments
John Chambers leaves Cisco challenged by SDN and NFV, but in a good position to compete.
Tata Teleservices on Hunt for WiFi Partners
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2015  |  2 comments
Like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, Tata Teleservices is now exploring WiFi partnership options.
Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
Morris Lore  | 
5/1/2015  |  3 comments
Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.
EuroProfile: Astellia
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile operators improve their customer care and customer satisfaction ratings.
Amdocs Splashes $272M on Comverse's BSS
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4/29/2015  |  1 comment
Amdocs says it will get greater reach in Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pac and leave Comverse to focus on digital services.
Bharti Airtel Profits Up on Data, Customer Growth
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4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel Limited today announced its audited consolidated IFRS results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended March 31, 2015.
BICS Looks to MVNOs, OTTs for Growth
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  1 comment
BICS CEO Daniel Kurgan believes the operator can flourish by selling value-added services to new customer segments.
Vodafone Ramps up Network, Distribution in India
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4/24/2015  |  15 comments
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.
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Light Reading Interviews MRV: 2015 Big Telecom Event

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Scott St. John, SVP of Global Sales & Service, discusses MRV's customer-centric culture, the new OptiPacket OP-X1 100G access platform, and recent customer wins with Light Reading at BTE 2015.
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Procera: Enhancing the Subscriber Experience

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Hear from Procera on the latest in Subscriber Experience solutions. Learn how Procera's RAN Perspective technology helps network operators monitor and manage network traffic, in real-time, solving congestion and other network issues.
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HP's Prodip Sen: The NFV Journey

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Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
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Leading Lights 2015 Winners' Video

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Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
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PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society

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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
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Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Mellanox's New 25/50/100Gb/s Ethernet Products

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Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
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Arista's CloudVision

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Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about Arista’s CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
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