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Idea, Airtel, Vodafone Splash Out on Indian Airwaves
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3/27/2015  |  1 comment
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 (Ł2.78 billion).
India's Mega Spectrum Sale Garners $17.5B
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3/25/2015  |  2 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!
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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  |  9 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.
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  |  8 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
Going Green in 2015
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
India's Mobile Subs Base Nears 1 Billion
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2/9/2015  |  6 comments
India's telcos are back in growth mode, adding 6.9 million new subscribers during December 2014.
Nokia Networks Bets on 3G Expansion in India
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2/6/2015  |  11 comments
Nokia Networks is banking on continued 3G growth and the arrival of 4G in India this year.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
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2/5/2015  |  2 comments
Yes, it's that time of the year again! You can now enter your company, products, services and most/least favorite industry figureheads for this year's Leading Lights Awards -- they're even bigger than ever!
Subscriber Growth Lifts Bharti Airtel Profits
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2/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Third-quarter revenues grow 5.8% year-on-year at Indian group.
Spectrum Pricing Provokes Jitters in India
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2/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Experts are concerned about the impact that high reserve pricing will have on the forthcoming spectrum auction.
Dimension Data Seeks Cloud Experts
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2/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Dimension Data is looking to hire 300 extra data center staff to meet demand from customers for cloud and other next gen services.
Nokia Ends 2014 on a High
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1/29/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor ends the year on a high with improving sales across all units and expectations of further growth in 2015.
Amdocs Ramps Sales, Adds Customers
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1/28/2015  |  1 comment
The service provider IT giant reported record quarterly revenues for the final three months of 2014 and announced a diverse set of new customers.
Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.
Bharti Airtel Expands 4G Rollout With Nokia Networks
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel, Nokia Networks to launch ultrafast 4G services in India's first FDD-LTE on 1800MHz.
Ericsson Feels US Capex Squeeze in Q4
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1/27/2015  |  3 comments
Swedish giant sees a further dip in US revenues but growth in other regions, including China, helped it to remain steady.
TM Forum Gets New CEO
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1/26/2015  |  4 comments
TM Forum is changing up its leadership again by appointing long-time board member Peter Sany as president and CEO starting March 1.
PTC Sails On Without Us
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1/21/2015  |  7 comments
We weren't at PTC 2015, but our press release-issuing friends were.
Cisco Unveils Global Security Report
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Organizations must adopt an 'all hands on deck' approach to defend against cyber attacks, says report.
Tata Taps Into Seabras-1 Cable
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications makes investment to purchase capacity on Seaborn Networks' route from US to Brazil.
Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
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1/21/2015  |  4 comments
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of security systems and executives' confidence in them.
NTT Communications to Expand Operations in India
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Will open new office in Ahmedabad and obtain Unified License for network services.
India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
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1/7/2015  |  2 comments
The Indian government expects to raise at least $10.3 billion from the sale of new spectrum licenses across multiple bands.
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
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12/26/2014  |  Post a comment
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
Telstra to Buy Pacnet
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12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Telstra strikes deal to acquire Pacnet, which provides connectivity, managed services and data centre services to carriers, multinationals and governments in Asia-Pacific.
Telstra Woos Pacnet
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12/22/2014  |  3 comments
Acquisition of regional long-distance operator would add to Australian incumbent's international assets and deliver some SDN experience.
Reliance Comms Hands Ericsson a Major Managed Services Deal
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
First pan-India managed services deal for Ericsson.
Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
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11/21/2014  |  6 comments
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North American market, and it's banking on its software experience to make a difference.
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
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11/20/2014  |  7 comments
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather than dark fiber for 'fronthaul' connectivity.
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility with predictable performance.
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
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10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

3|26|15   |   4:45   |   (0) comments

Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
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Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

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GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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