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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/24/2015
When it comes to 5G, there are no shortage of potential challenges, but -- according to one third of those who voted in a recent Light Reading poll -- upgrading ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/24/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 adds VoLTE; Telefónica gets all-clear on Canal+ buy; Virgin Media makes its workers stand up for six months!
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/23/2015
Don't expect big M&A from Ericsson in response to Nokia's bid for Alcatel-Lucent. The vendor's CFO says the merger doesn't change its strategy of organic development ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/23/2015
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/23/2015
In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/23/2015
In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/23/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN sees data revenue growth; Mobistar Q1 core profits up 6.8%; BT misleads on superfast broadband.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/23/2015
5G should also mean 5X the number of industry associations, consortiums, research institutes and other groups tackling the formidable challenge of defining the use ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/23/2015
Ericsson's share price has tumbled in early-morning trading in Stockholm after the equipment vendor revealed it had been hit by a slowdown in North American business ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/22/2015
Adtran is out of the running to win a chunk of a major AT&T fixed broadband network upgrade project, with rival Alcatel-Lucent expected to be the sole supplier.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/22/2015
Telekom Austria has more than doubled its net profits for the first three months of the year despite reporting sales declines in every one of its geographical markets ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/21/2015
Sequans has been working on LTE Broadcast with mobile operators like Verizon Wireless for the past six months and -- while it only supports LTE chipsets -- it's found ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/21/2015
The UK's Sky appears to have overcome any shareholder concern about rising programming costs, signing up nearly a quarter of a million new customers across its five ...
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5G: Meet the Influencers
, 4/23/2015
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 4/6/2015
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/25/2015
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
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, 3/3/2015
How independent test lab EANTC and Light Reading put Cisco's programmable service ...
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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