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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes "European Internet"; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/30/2014
Determined to join Comcast at the top of the US cable heap, Charter Communications racked up another strong quarter of revenue growth, thanks to its ...
By Ernie Bergstrom, Founder and President, Crystal Cube Consulting, 10/30/2014
What kinds of embedded hardware will telcos need in the 2020s? Surely they will want a mature modular standard with far greater capabilities than systems have today. ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/30/2014
Will corporate enterprises be buyers of optical infrastructure? That's something of an eternal question facing optical equipment vendors. Common wisdom is that a few ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
CenturyLink's choice of Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS router for its core network upgrade was based largely on its capacity and power consumption, says James Feger, vice ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
CenturyLink today announced that it has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS routers for its planned major IP core network upgrade.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
Tata Communications today debuted its approach to offering flexible connectivity for cloud services with IZO, a platform that delivers multiple flavors of public ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/29/2014
A Verizon-sponsored news site is making headlines of its own as critics accuse it of censoring news about US spying and government neutrality.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/29/2014
Many operators rolling out gigabit services are jumping on the bandwagon and are more focused on simply providing ultra-high-speed access than on enabling new ...
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Behind the Speed Scene
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 10/29/2014
As MSOs move to deliver increasing higher data speeds, CableLabs sheds light on ...
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What's Your IP Evolution Plan?
Gary Knee , Executive Vice President, CHR Solutions , 10/28/2014
Today’s rural networks contain a blend of legacy equipment alongside ...
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CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European ...
Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With $4.7B Rights Issue
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/29/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/27/2014
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets ...
Heavy Reading
Equipment Vendors Rate Multicore Processors & Suppliers
Vol. 10, No. 4, October 2014
This report analyzes the current and projected use of multicore processors by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey. The responses to our survey make it clear that these devices are critical components in most types of networking equipment, from the access edge to the core of the network.
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LTE for Utilities: A Spectrum of Challenges & Opportunities
Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2014
This report identifies and analyzes key issues driving and inhibiting the utility market's adoption of LTE. It discusses how LTE compares to competitors such as broadband over powerline (BPL), CDMA, fiber and WiMax in terms of cost and capabilities. The report is based on interviews with a representative sample of companies in the ecosystem.
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HbbTV Momentum Continues to Grow
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Ericsson, TIBCO Form OSS/BSS Partnership
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Big Switch Launches SDN Starter Kits
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Major Chinese Operators Choose Alcatel IP Router
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CenturyLink Upgrades IP Core With Alcatel
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tata Launches Public-Private Cloud Connectivity Platform
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Etisalat Egypt Deploys ariesoGEO
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
eircom Plans 1 Gbit/s FTTH
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tele2, Cubic Telecom Team Up for M2M
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Frontier Launches 1-Gig Speeds to Oregon
Monday, October 27, 2014
Rohde & Schwarz Holds Firm in Fiscal Year
Monday, October 27, 2014
Rohde & Schwarz Tests 5G Airwaves
Monday, October 27, 2014
OpenStack Specialist Mirantis Raises $100M
Monday, October 27, 2014
Prime Reading
Telco Data Centers: 6 Reasons Carriers Shouldn't Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/9/2014
Carriers lacking the size and resources to do it right are best outsourcing.
Telco Data Centers: 7 Reasons Carriers Should Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/2/2014
For telecom operators, hosting their own data centers can be key to fending off ...
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, ...
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LRTV Documentaries
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect

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There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
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Grow Your VPN Service Revenue

10|27|14   |   4:00   |   (0) comments


Watch how CSP product managers can better differentiate and maximize the value of their Internet, VPN and cloud services for business services customers, by adding premium application performance visibility to their data services.
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Add SmartSense to Make Your Network Ready for 4K

10|27|14   |   3:23   |   (0) comments


To make current networks ready for the coming 4K TV challenges, Huawei SmartSense solution will conveniently add experience and operation capabilities to boost telcos' future business.
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NetMatrix: Orchestrate the SDN & NFV World

10|27|14   |   4:11   |   (0) comments


Orchestrator is important in SDN/NFV world to make Telcom network automate, open and efficient. NetMatrix, as Huawei SDN/NFV orchestrator solution, has been in deployment and is showing its' value in real scenarios.
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Huawei FusionSphere Enabling ICT Transformation

10|27|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


Jeffrey Gao, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei West Europe Region, talks about the company's future-oriented cloud strategy. Huawei is providing full portfolio of IT architecture and building an open cloud ecosystem with innovative cloud OS FusionSphere to support customers' ICT transformation.
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Huawei Partner Interview: StorIT

10|27|14   |   4:20   |   (0) comments


An interview with Suren Vendantham of StorIT, a value-added distributor for Huawei in the Middle East region.
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Huawei Partner Interview: Optimus

10|27|14   |   3:14   |   (0) comments


An interview with Nehul Goradia of Optimus, a value-added distributor for Huawei in the Middle East.
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Huawei Partner Interview: Enterprise Solutions

10|27|14   |   4:57   |   (0) comments


An interview with Pouya Parsafar of Enterprise Solutions, a valued distributor partner with Huawei.
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Huawei Customer Interview: OETC

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An interview with Saif Albadi, of the Oman Electricity Transmissions Company, a government utility in that company that partners with Huawei.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Customer Interview: Jannah Hotels & Resorts

10|27|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments


An interview with Nehmeh Darwish, CEO of Jannah Hotel & Resorts, about his collaboration with Huawei across five hotels in the United Arab Emirates.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Commitment to the Middle East: GITEX 2014 Wrap-up

10|27|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


Highlights from the Huawei pavilion at GITEX in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with interviews with current Huawei customers.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei: GITEX 2014 Day 1 Highlights

10|27|14   |   2:58   |   (0) comments


Highlights from the Huawei pavilion at GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition), an annual computer and electronics trade show and conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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