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By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/22/2014
Asus is headed to market with a gigabit router, and it's laying claim to the world's first retail device with support for Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica passes M2M milestone; Vodafone offers small cells to rural folk; XMOS attracts $26.2 million Series D funding.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/17/2014
One of the first groups to seek industry unity in the Internet of Things space is announcing today that several more companies have joined up, confirming the ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/15/2014
The Internet of Things just keeps getting more clubs. The newest place to be seen is Thread Group, which launched today to back a new IP-based, in-home wireless ...
By Simon Stanley, 7/14/2014
The latest highly integrated components for both basestations and smartphones, tablets, and other devices are enabling a massive acceleration of LTE. Multiple ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/10/2014
IBM plans to shell out $3 billion over the next five years as the computing giant looks to push the limits of its silicon. Specifically, it will use the money to fund ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/8/2014
A new consortium ostensibly aimed at defining connectivity and interoperability requirements for the Internet of Things sector is likely to make IoT standardization ...
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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/7/2014
Carriers should adopt a hybrid hardware approach to their NFV deployments, enabling them to benefit from commodity servers as well as the performance of dedicated ...
By Danny Dicks, 7/4/2014
There is a great deal of interest in carrier aggregation (CA) among operators around the world trying to make the most of their spectrum allocations. Our recent ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/2/2014
Qualcomm is integrating super-fast 60GHz WiFi into its Snapdragon 810 chipsets, a move that it says will advance the entire WiFi ecosystem now that its acquisition of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/2/2014
Rapid expansion of cloud services is driving development of a new Ethernet spec by a fresh consortium that includes powerhouse companies such as Google and Microsoft.
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Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/24/2014

Nokia Holds Steady in Q2, Raises Outlook
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/24/2014
Nokia's three remaining business lines, including Networks, unveil stable ...
Eurobites: DT's Hungary Operation Cuts Jobs
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/24/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica doubles down on security; Nokia ...
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/24/2014

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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Packaging: Don't Keep It Under Wraps
Carolyn Mathas , 5/1/2014
Chip packaging may not make many headlines but is critical in components ...
The Optical Market: A Health Check
Carolyn Mathas , 2/13/2014
How's the market for optical systems and components? Light Reading takes its ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/27/2013
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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.
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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.
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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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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

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As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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