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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/22/2014
A lot of attention has been focused on Sprint's network and its new CEO's determination to bring in customers with new pricing plans of late, but behind the scenes ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/22/2014
Test and measurement company Ixia is exiting a difficult stretch in its long history with a flourish. The vendor has hired leading NFV strategist Bethany Mayer away ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/21/2014
Sprint is now offering individuals unlimited data for only $60, lower than T-Mobile's $80 plan, and unlimited unlike AT&T and Verizon's offers. But before you get ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/20/2014
When I saw the report that Verizon is planning to launch its own app store, I figured it was an old article. It's gone down this path before… and not successfully either.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/19/2014
Scorecard reports are usually notable for their vendor ratings, but a recent Infonetics report on service delivery platforms (SDPs) is also notable for a couple of ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/18/2014
Sprint introduced new pricing plans on Monday that give customers switching to a family -- not Framily -- plan twice the amount of data AT&T and Verizon offer at a ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/14/2014
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is amped up to make the struggling carrier the next disruptor in the US wireless market, and his plan to do so starts next week with ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/12/2014
Just one day into the job, Sprint's new boss Marcelo Claure is house hunting near the company's Overland Park headquarters and preparing employees for cost cuts and a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/12/2014
At a time when most service providers are racing to tout their gigabit services, one operator is finding significant success selling voice services over copper phone ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Japanese mobile giant Softbank has enlisted the help of Ericsson to build software to dynamically manage network congestion in its heavily trafficked markets.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/6/2014
Service assurance vendor NetScout is taking on Gartner, suing the consulting and research giant for unfair trade practices and claiming Gartner's well-known "Magic ...
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China Mobile to Form Content JV
Robert Clark, , 8/27/2014
Planned spin-off is another sign of change in the Chinese telecom industry.
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to ...
Eurobites: Qualcomm May Face EU Antitrust Probe
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/27/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on ...
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to ...
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
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Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
C Spire Lets SPIT Percolate
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 4/8/2014
C Spire's Percs reward program was a homegrown SPIT initiative, but the regional ...
Doing the Dirty Work Pays Off
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 3/27/2014
Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

8|27|14   |   5:40   |   (0) comments


Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

8|26|14   |   2.56   |   (0) comments


SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

8|26|14   |   4.43   |   (0) comments


Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

8|26|14   |   4.06   |   (0) comments


Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

8|21|14   |   5:58   |   (0) comments


An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

8|19|14   |   5:19   |   (0) comments


Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

8|11|14   |   1:13   |   (0) comments


Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


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

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


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

7|24|14   |   18:43   |   (1) comment


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

7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (7) comments


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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