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Key developments related to the use of 802.11x technology in communication service provider networks.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/16/2014
WiFi aggregator Devicescape has developed smartphone software that can automatically pick between cellular and WiFi, depending on which is the best connection, and ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/12/2014
AT&T plans to start offering WiFi calling in 2015, but the carrier isn't as gung-ho about bringing voice over WiFi as its competitors, despite its huge footprint of ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/12/2014
LAS VEGAS -- Super Mobility Week -- The CTIA's sprawling new event made an effort to cram everything mobile into one place -- connected cars, mobile network ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/12/2014
Dr. Alan Law was one of the driving forces behind making Vodafone a leader in 3G femtocells. Now, as the new chairman of the Small Cell Forum, he'll be tasked with ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/11/2014
In a landmark pact, Comcast and Liberty Global are extending their respective WiFi networks across the pond, in a new deal that will let subscribers of each service ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/10/2014
T-Mobile used its Un-carrier 7.0 event to remind the world of a technology it first announced back in 2007: WiFi calling.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/10/2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Small cells are a convenient way to extend wireless network coverage indoors, but they're a heck of a lot more than that, according to Marcus ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/9/2014
The race to build 4G LTE small cells with carrier aggregation is on. Ericsson entered its name in the race Tuesday, following announcements from both Alcatel-Lucent ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/8/2014
The network infrastructure planning teams at the world's mobile operators are set for information overload this week, with small cells kickstarting what is likely to ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/8/2014
Alcatel-Lucent says it is on track to launch its first commercial multimode enterprise small cells with partner Qualcomm in January of next year.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/5/2014
Earlier this week, when I mentioned to an acquaintance that I work for Light Reading, he asked, "What do you know about this gigabyte network they're building around ...
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Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan ...
OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan ...
Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/18/2014
In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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Small Cell Forum Lays Down the Law
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 9/11/2014
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law shares his thoughts on rural areas, virtualization, ...
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?
Why WiFi-First Works for Wireless
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 12/30/2013
Republic Wireless, Scratch Wireless, and other new entrants are showing there's ...
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

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INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

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Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

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In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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