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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Another industry group is to develop specifications for NFV, this time focusing on how software-controlled functions should be shared across network operators in an ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/16/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent buys Mobilethink; Nokia entrenches in Nigeria; Virgin Media digs trenches, skinny-style; Phones 4u fallout.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
To speed the adoption of NFV, Telefónica wants the telecom industry to work together on a homogeneous supporting infrastructure for virtualized network functions that ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/15/2014
Representatives of state and local government in Connecticut have formed an alliance designed to attract investment in gigabit networks throughout their state.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/15/2014
If AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV is approved, the company plans to start bundling a new fixed wireless broadband service with satellite TV packages as soon ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/15/2014
Brocade has acquired the technology assets and team of Vistapointe, a network visibility and analytics firm whose technologies add depth to Brocade's pursuit of deals ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/15/2014
Seeking to strengthen its hand against the pending onslaught of Netflix, HBO Europe has swung a deal with ActiveVideo Networks to make it much easier for European ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/15/2014
Access equipment vendor Adtran says it's going to play a role in TeraStream, Deutsche Telekom's next-generation network that is one of the global telecom sector's ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/15/2014
Google appears to be staffing up its recently acquired Titan Aerospace solar drone operation as it works to get a license from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/15/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues signs Netflix deal; TDC buys Norwegian cable operator; UK operators send Scots a warning.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/12/2014
LAS VEGAS -- Super Mobility Week -- Connected cars and the ultimate goal of a self-driving vehicle has been a hot topic in Vegas and beyond this week.
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Huawei's Rollercoaster Week
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/11/2014
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Qualcomm Paves Way for Sub-$100 4G Phones
Robert Clark, , 9/11/2014
Qualcomm sparks up low-end LTE market with new chipset.
Eurobites: Orange Agrees €3.4B Jazztel Buy
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/16/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent buys Mobilethink; Nokia entrenches ...
Telefónica Pushes for Open NFV Agreement
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Spanish network operator pushing telecom industry to agree on open NFV ...
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
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
Heavy Reading
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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Smartphones Create Exacting Testing Ground for Vendors
Vol. 5, No. 4, August 2014
This report examines the smartphone testing market, analyzing how smartphones are being tested today, as well as drivers expected in the market over the next two years. It discusses challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available.
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Spirent Acquires Mobilethink
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Apple Claims Record iPhone 6 Pre-Sales
Monday, September 15, 2014
AT&T Releases Global SIM That Supports Multiple Operators
Monday, September 15, 2014
Brocade Buys Vistapointe NFV Assets
Monday, September 15, 2014
Calix Powers Russellville's Gigabit Service
Monday, September 15, 2014
Anevia, AWS Team on Cloud Video
Sunday, September 14, 2014
365 Data Centers Raises $16M
Friday, September 12, 2014
Ericsson to Buy Fabrix Systems
Friday, September 12, 2014
Huawei Lands Managed Services Deal With MTN
Thursday, September 11, 2014
CWDM4 MSA Touts 100G Data Center Spec
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Celeno Launches Upload Manager to Optimize WiFi Networks
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Ericsson Shows Off at IBC
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Nokia Networks Offers OSS-as-a-Service
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Prime Reading
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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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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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

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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

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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

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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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