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Potholes Lurk in Indian Smart City Project
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5/22/2015  |  6 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  |  5 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  |  13 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
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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
Prime Reading  | 
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
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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.
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
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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 Against Indian Critics
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4/17/2015  |  5 comments
Facebook founder and CEO insists 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  |  17 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.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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