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The never-ending saga of net neutrality has taken a fresh twist with news that a number of Europe's biggest telcos have essentially threatened to withhold investment ...
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Fixed wireless -- for so long the red-headed stepchild of the mobile scene in the US -- now appears to be enjoying a broadband renaissance, and startup Mimosa wants ...
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Big data analysis is becoming as crucial an element in the testing of network systems as physical tests, by solving baffling problems whose causes, in some cases, ...
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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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