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By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/20/2014
Kik, aka the Western WeChat or the WhatsApp for teens, revealed this week that it has raised $38.3 million in funding and acquired a GIF-generation startup, Relay.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2014
After successfully demonstrating Global Transport SDN, the Optical Internetworking Forum is starting an effort to develop implementation agreements for the interfaces ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 11/20/2014
If checking camera feeds and thermostat settings from the TV is your thing, Comcast has you covered. Following a wave of business services news announcements, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2014
An initial informal collaboration of two web giants, Google and Microsoft, along with major telecom players AT&T and BT, has produced a key network data model for ...
By Tom Homer, Head of EMEA and the Americas, Telstra, 11/20/2014
During the next few years, it is likely that your enterprise customers will be managing multiple cloud stacks across various departments and ultimately pursuing a ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/20/2014
Optical circuit switch maker Calient Technologies is pushing further into the SDN realm, having announced this week an OpenDaylight-based controller that allows data ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials WiFi in Turkey; Vodafone fears cost of TV content.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/20/2014
Verizon is taking its SDN strategy to the next level with a major push towards the deployment of bare-metal switches in its next-generation networking architecture, ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Cisco-backed startup Altiostar has unveiled a virtualized Cloud-RAN system that it claims will be more scalable and much cheaper to deploy than alternative systems ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/20/2014
Wireless operators are gung ho about the potential for machine-to-machine communications, but they have yet to make progress with an analytical strategy for the ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 11/19/2014
Silver Star Communications takes the concept of economic development seriously when it comes to its gigabit network deployment in Wyoming: The company believes ...
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Cogent's Steady Course in Rough Seas
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Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up to Equinix
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up to Equinix
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
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SDN in the WAN: Service Provider Opportunities & Challenges
Vol. 12, No. 11, November 2014
SDN has rapidly risen from academic obscurity to become the most transformative business and technology trend the telecom world has seen in decades. This report provides a realistic analysis of the opportunities and challenges for service providers as they migrate their networks to the agile, software-driven architectures of the future.
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Service Chaining in Software-Centric Telecom Networks
Vol. 12, No. 10, November 2014
Network service chaining is an emerging set of processes and technologies that have the potential to radically change how telecom networks are designed and operated. This report examines the drivers and potential for service chaining in telecom networks and identifies the innovations and architectures needed to realize the concept.
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Bell Mobility Tackles Waste With Analytics
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 11/13/2014
SevOne is helping the Canadian carrier use analytics to understand the usage on ...
Troubled Cisco Looks to 'Bust Silos'
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 11/3/2014
Cisco is reorganizing 25,000 engineers in an effort to improve customer ...
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.
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Huawei Highlights at BBWF 2014

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Broadband World Forum is one of the world's largest telecoms, media and technology events with over 7,800 senior executives from across the globe converging on Amsterdam every year to identify the Next Big Thing. BBWF is an exciting place to meet the entire industry under one roof and identify the latest in network innovation, service optimization and customer ...
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How Will BCMS Stimulate Margin for Broadband Operators?

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In BBWF 2014, Liu Shuqing emphasizes the value of FMC 2.0 based full service experience by throwing light on the BCMS solution. The underlying principle of this innovative technique is to create network robustness and driving network from connection oriented to ACE – BAND oriented infrastructure, in which applications, cloud, and user experiences will be an asset ...
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SingleFAN3.0: Better Connected Experience

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At the BBWF 2014, David Hu, the VP of Huawei Access Network Product Line, talked about the future of access networks – SingleFAN3.0: faster broadband, wider coverage, and smarter connection.
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Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud

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Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
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FairPoint Makes a Fair Point About Analytics

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The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
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Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs

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It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
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Nuage Branches Out With SDN: CEO Interview

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Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.
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Telecom Analytics Grows Up

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The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.
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Huawei Compass

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At OpenStack Summit 2014, Shuo Yang, Huawei Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect introduced Huawei Compass, the software tool for solving customers' problems on the journey of OpenStack Cloud.
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Huawei's Cloud Strategy in European Region

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At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dr. Gotz, CTO of Huawei IT in European Region introduced Huawei's cloud strategy in European region.
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Huawei's Contribution on OpenStack

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At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dennis Gu, Huawei Chief Architect of Cloud Computing introduced the relationship between OpenStack and cloud computing, and Huawei's contribution on OpenStack.
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Caroline Chappell on Open Cloud Trends

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At OpenStack Summit 2014, Caroline Chappell from Heavy Reading shared her perspective of open cloud trends. She believes it's really important to all work as a community and establish stable core to OpenStack.
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