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Key developments from the mobile backhaul sector, including synchronization.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/18/2014
Verizon announced results this week of its field trial of 100G Ethernet network interface devices (NIDs) deployed in support of its regional switched Ethernet ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/17/2014
There's a growing ecosystem of startups and private companies that are focused fully or in part on wireless applications using 60GHz radios.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/10/2014
It's now likely that 60GHz will become the next big frequency in wireless world, with both short-range and wider area applications ahead for the tiny beams of this ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/4/2014
Heavily-indebted wholesale services and dark fiber specialist Zayo has filed for an IPO valued initially at a token $100 million.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/3/2014
For Gainesville Regional Utilities, a municipally owned utility in north central Florida, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project could mean not only more ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/2/2014
Nokia is looking to beef up its infrastructure play in the US with the acquisition of Schaumburg, Ill.-based indoor wireless specialist SAC Wireless, announced on ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/25/2014
By moving to new Hadoop 2.0-based data storage from data store provider RainStor, T-Mobile has been able to dramatically increase the speed of its data queries, while ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 6/24/2014
While Sprint's chief network officer John Saw is hoping none of its competitors' jump the gun on launching "5G" networks, he's willing to offer up his own vision of ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/23/2014
You might wonder why Google is buying Alpental -- a company that claims its technology supports "5G" -- years before the next generation of cellular services actually ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 6/23/2014
CHICAGO -- Sprint's first 8T8R antennas are now live in Chicago, the carrier confirmed on Monday, along with a slew of other announcements it made from the city's ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/23/2014
Google has bought an early-stage millimeter wave radio startup, potentially positioning itself for a future in 5G and super-speedy WiFi.
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VoLTE Gains Velocity: GSA
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/29/2014
Industry association says that 66 operators are investing in VoLTE, and that 92 ...
Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its ...
Eurobites: BlackBerry Buys German Security Firm
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/30/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Apollo's fat pipe; KPN reports sales decline ...
Swisscom Boasts FTTX Milestone
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/30/2014
Extending fiber to homes, buildings and local street distribution points has ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2014
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent ...
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Stephen Bye: Sprint's Network Visionary
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 3/19/2014
Sprint CTO Stephen Bye has a huge network challenge ahead of him and a new ...
Carrier WiFi's Not Winning in Sports Arenas
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 1/31/2014
Is the carriers' love affair with sports stadia connectivity on the wane?
Top 6 Small Cells Movers & Shakers
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 12/3/2013
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LRTV Custom TV
A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
LRTV Custom TV
Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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