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Indian Telcos to Ramp Up Network Investment in Next 2 Years
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
India's telcos have announced plans for a dramatic expansion of basestation infrastructure, but the network expansion will not be without challenges.
Leading Lights 2018: A Bumper Crop of Finalists
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4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Hundreds of entries were judged and now the shortlists for this year's Light Reading awards have been revealed.
Telco Content War Heats Up in India
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4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
India's operators are taking their fight into the content arena.
Google Spins Subsea Cable Web to Australia & Southeast Asia
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is investing in a subsea cable connecting the two continents, casting its subsea web wider.
Sistema Bids for RCom's Remaining Assets – Report
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Russia's Sistema has reportedly emerged as the leading bidder for what remains of Reliance Communications.
You Need Another 48 Hours to Enter the Leading Lights Awards? OK Then...
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3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Stress ye not… The deadline for Leading Lights submissions has been edged out another two working days to Tuesday, March 27.
India's Predatory Pricing Rules Trigger Telco Slugfest
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
India's regulatory authorities continue to side with aggressive new player Reliance Jio, say the country's longer-established players.
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
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3/14/2018  |  2 comments
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose AI will triumph?
India's 2018 Telecom Policy: Are the Goals Achievable?
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3/13/2018  |  Post a comment
India is set to announce a new national telecom policy based on regulatory recommendations. But can it realize its goals?
Cisco on the Packet-Optical Prowl – Rumor
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3/8/2018  |  5 comments
There's talk swirling the optical transport sector that Cisco is window-shopping for a packet-optical transport systems specialist.
Time's Running Out: Enter the Leading Lights Awards Now!
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
There are only a few weeks left to enter this year's Leading Lights awards, so don't delay!
Airtel Conducts India's First 5G Lab Trial
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3/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel claims to have carried out the first trials of 5G technology in India.
Ailing Aircel Files for Bankruptcy
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3/5/2018  |  1 comment
Another one of India's long-established operators bites the dust.
Facebook Expands Rural Efforts With TIP Team
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2/27/2018  |  1 comment
At the MWC Facebook press conference, Jay Parikh highlighted the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiatives to connect rural regions.
Cisco Leads Multi-Vendor Open vRAN Ecosystem Initiative
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2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco works with Reliance Jio, Altiostar, Aricent, Intel, Mavenir, Phazr, Red Hat and Tech Mahindra on virtual RAN ecosystem initiative.
India Steps Up Its 5G Efforts
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2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Indian authorities and operators are keen to play a role in the development of 5G technology.
21st Century Networking? Welcome to the Lock-In
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2/20/2018  |  4 comments
The world of virtualization is struggling to wrench itself away from the claws of vendor lock-in, which runs counter to everything that NFV stands for.
Digital India Is Coming... but When?
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2/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Join Light Reading's Tien Chi Fu for a fun trip in India that includes some telecom insights, local street foods and some very heavy traffic.
What's Behind RJio's Relentless Price Cutting?
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Hopes for a recovery in pricing are evaporating following further price cuts by India's most aggressive player.
It's Time to Enter the Leading Lights
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
If your company excelled during the past year, you need to be submitting your entry for this year's Leading Lights awards. Get the full details by clicking on this link.
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself into a 'New SI' and becoming a vendor, a strategic shift that requires some M&A activity.
Brace Up! RJio to Disrupt Home & Enterprise Segment
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
India's most aggressive operator is preparing to expand into new market areas.
Ericsson: Desperately Seeking Profitability
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1/31/2018  |  3 comments
'Tangible improvements' are expected during 2018 but Swedish giant is still battling significant financial, operational and competitive challenges.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full Year
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1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's revenues decreased by 12% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Ericsson Revamps Structure, Shuffles Top Team
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1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson has created a new unit, called Business Area Emerging Business, and has shuffled its top team, including shifting Ulf Ewaldsson away from Digital Services.
India's RJio Plots Open Source Disruption
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1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
India's aggressive new entrant hopes to position itself as digital service provider, not merely a telco.
Nokia Adds Extra Bite to Its 5G Pitch
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1/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Unveils ReefShark chipset as part of an end-to-end 5G network offering that covers the bases (geddit?) and preps for future demands on compute as well as network capacity.
Light Reading's Leading Lights 2018 Awards Program Is Now Open for Submissions
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1/26/2018  |  Post a comment
It's time to enter Light Reading's Leading Lights awards.
Time to Enter the 2018 Leading Lights Awards
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1/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Are you a winner? Then get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Scandal? Netflix Piles Up More Debt
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1/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Facing mounting competition in the video streaming space, Netflix plans to boost its already hefty spending on content creation, marketing and technology in 2018 to spur further growth, thereby increasing its heavy debt load.
Another Tough Year in Store for Indian Telcos – Research
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1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Fresh price cuts by disruptive new entrant Reliance Jio will add to the pressure on the rest of India's operators.
Tata Consultancy Services Reports Fiscal Q3 Growth
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1/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reported a 9.1% year-on-year increase in revenues to US$4.79 billion.
Idea Cellular to Upgrade Optical Network With ECI Telecom
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1/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Idea Cellular is to upgrade its optical transport network with technology from ECI Telecom, including the vendor's access DWDM system.
With RCom Takeover, India's RJio Becomes Even Bigger Threat
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1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Its takeover of RCom's assets will make RJio an even stronger force in India's 4G and fiber markets and brings a spate of Indian consolidation to an end.
Eurobites: Telia Supplies New ETNO Chairman
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1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo says it's not buying a stake in Turk Telekom; CityFibre connects up medics in Coventry; Idea seeks to raise funds ahead of Vodafone merger.
How CSPs Must Change
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12/29/2017  |  Post a comment
With the traditional operator business dying, CSPs must adopt new operating models to deliver digital services.
5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
In what could herald an even more intense marketing land-grab, the first official 'early drop' non-standalone 5G NR specifications are approved at the 3GPP's RAN 78 meeting in Lisbon.
India's Long Road to 5G
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
Financial problems and merger concerns mean India is unlikely to forge ahead quickly in 5G.
3GPP Completes Initial 5G NR Specification
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Initial non-standalone NR 5G specifications were approved at the 3GPP's RAN#78 meeting in Lisbon.
How Airtel Fought Back Against RJio
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator has done a reasonable job of countering the challenge from the country's aggressive new entrant.
Bharti Sells 20% Stake in DTH Unit for $350M
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12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is selling a 20% stake in its DTH TV services unit, Bharti Telemedia, to Warburg Pincus for $350 million.
Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
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12/12/2017  |  4 comments
What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.
TRAI (Again) Recommends in Favor of Net Neutrality
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
India's regulator has backed net neutrality just as US authorities turn away from it.
Equinix Makes a Major Global Cloud Play
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12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises almost on-demand access to cloud players and interconnections that are part of its ecosystem.
India's Telecom M&A: The Threat to Vendors
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11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.
Ericsson Makes 5G Predictions in Mobility Report
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11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson expects 5G to cover more than 20% of the global population by 2023 and for there to be 1 billion 5G subscribers by then, according to its annual Mobility Report.
Airtel Eyes RCom's Spectrum – Reports
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11/24/2017  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is reported to be interested in acquiring assets currently owned by ailing Reliance Communications.
India's Tejas Eyes Bigger Slice of Optical Market
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11/24/2017  |  1 comment
A homegrown Indian hardware producer reckons its R&D focus and local expertise gives it a compelling advantage.
India Poised for Transport Network Boom
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11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Soaring adoption of 4G services, and preparations for the launch of 5G, should create plenty of demand for optical networking gear over the next few years.
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