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By Roz Roseboro, 8/29/2014
Virtualization has been making its way through the telco data center for years, with network functions the next in line to be virtualized.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/29/2014
Nokia's quest to find new smartphone partners now that it's shed its handset division and Samsung's struggle to create an identity unique from Android have made the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/29/2014
Belgian cable operator Telenet has unveiled plans to invest €500 million (US$830 million) over the next five years in a massive network upgrade that will enable it to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/29/2014
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica prevails in Brazilian battle; NFV project issues specs document; Nokia navigates with Samsung.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/29/2014
MegaPath's move into a broader set of unified communications (UC) services, announced earlier this week, marks a major move to bring more functionality to its hosted ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/29/2014
GVTC Communications is extending its optical network to a tech-savvy Texas school district, and in doing so demonstrating an important community application of ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/29/2014
Verizon is expecting more machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to move onto LTE networks and off 2G and 3G, and is helping the process along with a 4G modem module.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/29/2014
Google has developed prototypes of self-flying delivery drones in a long-term project to deliver goods to consumers faster.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 8/28/2014
In an interesting twist on mobile television, Tablet TV -- a joint venture between Granite Broadcasting and UK company Motive Television -- is ready to bring ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
The "Ice Bucket Challenge" craze has been sweeping social media for the past few weeks, raising awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) -- also known as ...
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Who Has Done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom ...
China Mobile to Form Content JV
Robert Clark, , 8/27/2014
Planned spin-off is another sign of change in the Chinese telecom industry.
Telenet to Invest €500M in Gigabit Network
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/29/2014
Belgian cable operator plans major network upgrade to deliver 1Gbit/s broadband ...
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Names Its Price for T-Mobile US
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/29/2014
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica prevails in Brazilian battle; 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 ...
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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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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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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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Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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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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VeEX – Live from the Show

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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