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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2017
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As Verizon enters the second month of its six-month permit to conduct field trials for its early take on 5G -- something most thought wouldn't be in the field for at ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/23/2017
Verizon's home-rolled fixed wireless 5G radio spec could deliver speeds of greater than 3 gigabits per second to some lucky customers in 11 US cities during tests in ...
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India's largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Telenor India subject to regulatory approvals. The announcement, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2017
Oracle and systems integration giant Tech Mahindra are teaming up to offer a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) managed services package to wireless operators who want to add ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2017
Open-O and ECOMP, two significant open source MANO efforts, are merging into a single entity under the Linux Foundation banner.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/23/2017
In today's regional roundup: Telefónica boosts its operating income but plans capex squeeze; Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/23/2017
France's Orange hinted at a capital expenditure increase in 2017 as it reported modest growth in sales and earnings for its 2016 fiscal year, thanks largely to the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/23/2017
Capping off a stellar quarterly earnings report, Arris overshadowed its own good news with the announcement that it plans to acquire both Ruckus Wireless and the ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/23/2017
Tata Teleservices has initiated talks with fellow Indian operator Reliance Communications (RCom) to join the merged entity of RCom-Aircel and MTS.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/22/2017
Ericsson is getting in on the fixed 5G customer trials with Verizon too.
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vCPE Test & Measurement: A Market Takes Shape
February 2017
This report, part of Light Reading's Testapedia initiative, surveys the means and methods of monitoring and assuring the performance of vCPE. The report also includes overviews of companies that provide the pertinent tools and services.
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Analytics-Driven CEM: A Strategic Asset for CSPs
February 2017
This report looks at the state of CEM in CSPs today, analyzing the market trends that are driving the next wave of customer experience, the competitive landscape for CEM vendors, and how vendors are meeting CSP needs for CEM solutions.
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Cable & SDN/NFV: Moving Toward Implementation
February 2017
This report reviews the posture of U.S.-based MSOs regarding these new technologies at this early stage of their emergence. It discusses key issues involved in terms of operators and technologies, reviews various areas where the MSOs are implementing or considering virtualization-based technologies and profiles several of the most pivotal industry players in this domain, concluding with a view to the future.
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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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