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Light Reading's coverage of the Asia/Pacific communications market provides insight into the region's mobile, video and fixed services trends.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
SDN and NFV are going to be adopted by network operators -- that now seems like a given, though there are still many questions yet to be answered. (See Analysts Warn ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
By Tim Kridel, 10/22/2014
If you don't own something, you don't really control it. This logic is a major reason why some utility companies want to own cellular networks rather than buying ...
By Jeff Gordon, 10/22/2014
Many industries face a point in their evolution when upgrades to critical business operations and back office systems are required; telecoms is no different. Due to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/21/2014
AMSTERDAM -- Broadband World Forum -- Alcatel-Lucent is aiming to get a head start on its fixed broadband infrastructure rivals with the launch of a commercial ...
By Robert Clark, 10/20/2014
Global Cloud Xchange CEO Bill Barney expects the Asian global bandwidth and managed services player to be acquired by a strategic industry investor.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/17/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- If anyone thought there might, at some point, be a pull-back by telcos from SDN and NFV, then such thoughts would have ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/16/2014
Reflecting the uncertain times for the traditional TV set-top box, STB revenues for equipment suppliers are now going up while STB shipments are going down.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/15/2014
In its next work phase, the influential NFV group within ETSI will tackle some thorny issues, including defining key interface specs for different vendor gear to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/15/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- A group of 30 operators has issued a white paper that sets out the roadmap for the future development of network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/14/2014
The testing of prototype SDN gear in carrier labs shows that interoperable SDN is approaching commercialization, according to one official involved.
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, 10/23/2014
Networking transition to The New IP is underway as evidenced by innovation, ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/23/2014
The video entertainment industry suddenly sees value in OTT but the real value is ...
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Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, ...
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; ...
Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, ...
Eurobites: Born-Again Nokia Blooms in Q3
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/23/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; ...
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
Robert Clark, , 10/20/2014
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
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Ooyala to Acquire Videoplaza
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Adtran Appoints CTO for EMEA, Asia-Pac
Monday, October 20, 2014
ZTE Claims 400G Record
Monday, October 20, 2014
SK Telecom, Samsung Team Up on 5G R&D
Monday, October 20, 2014
Pacnet Picks BTI for Data Center Interconnection
Thursday, October 16, 2014
AT&T Introduces AT&T Passport
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Ericsson Demos NFV With NTT Docomo
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
NTT Docomo Completes NFV Trial With Multiple Vendors
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Coriant Intros SDN, NFV Portfolio
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Europe-India Cable Upgrades With Ciena
Monday, October 13, 2014
StarHub Offers Cloud-Based Second Line Using fonYou
Monday, October 13, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent, KT Collaborate on NFV
Monday, October 13, 2014
Prime Reading
Telco Data Centers: 7 Reasons Carriers Should Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/2/2014
For telecom operators, hosting their own data centers can be key to fending off ...
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
, 6/17/2014
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

10|22|14   |   6:51   |   (0) comments


Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

10|21|14   |   9:01   |   (0) comments


SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

10|21|14   |   3:58   |   (0) comments


ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments


SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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