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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with Accenture; data sonification -- can you dig it?
By JOANNE TAAFFE, 9/30/2014
For the world's biggest mobile operator (by subscriber numbers), 4G still offers a lot of mileage.
By Michelle Donegan, 9/30/2014
European network operators are missing a trick when it comes to partnering with over-the-top (OTT) service providers by not making the most of their back-office ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/30/2014
The Linux Foundation today made its long-awaited formal announcement of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), promising to deliver a carrier-grade, open source ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/29/2014
CenturyLink is taking its managed hosting portfolio into China, initially to serve its multinational business customers wanting to do business there, but ultimately ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/29/2014
Here's the latest news in Bit Parts, our semi-frequent, sometimes dramatic, always intriguing roundup of the optical components sector:
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
Its dreams of acquiring T-Mobile dashed, SoftBank's latest acquisition target appears to be US-based movie studio DreamWorks.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/29/2014
Telecom co-op GVTC Communications has turned up its gigabit fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in the San Antonio area, making it first to market in a region coveted by ...
By Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, 9/29/2014
"T1 is like pizza -- you order it, you get it. The problem is, you order it for dinner and you get it for lunch next day, it's cold, there's no topping, and there's ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/29/2014
In a sign of just how dramatically the video transcoding market has changed, RGB Networks has announced that it is preparing to release an open source version of ...
By Jennifer Kyriakakis, 9/29/2014
During the past five years there has been a significant change in the way that people communicate and use mobile telecom services. The advent of 3G and 4G/LTE ...
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Why Helium Is a Crucial Step for SDN
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/29/2014
The latest release from OpenDaylight doesn't just push the process and software ...
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Cloud & Telecom: Merging Like a Zipper
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 9/26/2014

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What China Mobile Wants From 5G
, , 9/30/2014
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
Heavy Reading
Windstream's REIT Gambit: A Heavy Reading Reality Check
Vol. 14, No. 8, September 2014
This report analyzes Windstream's decision to spin off its legacy network assets into a REIT, focusing on the factors that influenced the decision and their applicability to other operators. It also analyzes the financial and ownership positions of other operators to determine if they may benefit from imitating this strategy.
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U.S. Ethernet Services Vertical Markets Update: 2014-2019
Vol. 12, No. 8, August 2014
This report analyzes the U.S. Ethernet services market and projects growth for eight major verticals through 2019. The report is based on in-depth interviews with senior executives at 15 leading service providers, as well as an exclusive survey of U.S. companies regarding their current and future Ethernet services usage.
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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, ...
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
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A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

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Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
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New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

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As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

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As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
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Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

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Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
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SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

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What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

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High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

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Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
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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