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Key developments from the copper broadband sector, including xDSL, vectoring, and G.fast.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/24/2016
The British public has voted narrowly in favor of leaving the European Union (EU) and UK telecom players are already feeling the impact.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/21/2016
Openreach, the fixed broadband access division of UK incumbent BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA), is increasing its focus and investments on fiber-to-the-premises rollout, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/20/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bigs up new router; TalkTalk boss sees pay hike; Ericsson 'fesses up to Greek probe; Virgin deal with UKTV.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/25/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Cox Communications has admitted the competitive challenge from so-called over-the-top (OTT) players is forcing it to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/16/2016
G.fast chipmaker Sckipio hopes a new bandwidth technology will improve the business case for G.fast by giving telcos an edge over their cable rivals on upstream ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/16/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cattaneo plans deeper cuts at Telecom Italia; Sky and friends come up with Openreach plan; Google facing €3 billion fine from EU.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/11/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels studies Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plan; Nokia brings LTE-Advanced to Jeddah; Mobistar turns Orange.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/10/2016
Global Capacity is hoping multi-site businesses will give up the cumbersome RFP process for ordering telecom network services in favor of a point-and-click system ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/6/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish election hopes depend on decent broadband; Inmarsat shares plummet after sales warning; Sonera removes Finns-only sales rule.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/5/2016
The push to deploy fiber in the local loop is accelerating, given all the gaga over gigabit, but network operators are still facing definite and sometimes difficult ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/5/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades MTN in Ghana; Vodafone drives online learning in Africa; webmail mega-hack in Russia.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/5/2016
BT will spend around £6 billion ($8.7 billion) over the next three years on extending the coverage of high-speed fixed and mobile networks including ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/27/2016
HONG KONG -- Ultra-Broadband Summit (UBBS) -- Network operators and other communications service providers from all over the Asia-Pacific region have converged on ...
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Industrie 4.0: Rebooting Germany
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German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative ...
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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RAD Demonstrates SD-WAN Functionality at BCE 2016

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In conjunction with Versa Networks, RAD demos a joint solution for SD-WAN implementation. The solution uses RAD's ETX-2i, a vCPE platform integrating a powerful IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU with a field-pluggable x86 NFV module that runs Versa's FlexVNF for SD-WAN functionality. The demo implements SD-WAN over a simulated service provider footprint by deploying ...
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Radware on Virtualizing Network Security

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Radware's Michael O'Malley highlights the benefits for service providers of virtualizing network security.
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Huawei 2016 UBBS World Tour: Singapore

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Highlights from Huawei's UBBS World Tour event in Singapore.
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The FlowBROKER Solution

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During a demo at the Big Communications Event 2016, Accedian director of product line solutions Greg Spear demonstrates how the FlowBROKER distributed packet capture solution (part of Accedian's SkyLIGHT platform) can be used to troubleshoot and resolve QoE issues.

FlowBROKER is the industry's first lossless remote packet capture solution, which uses ...

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BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order

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Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
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BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future

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Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding? A panel of experts at BCE considered the evidence...
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