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Key developments from the fiber broadband sector.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/18/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; rescue plan for Phones 4u; BT and TalkTalk row on.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/17/2014
Beating other broadband providers to the punch in Southeast Florida, Atlantic Broadband has joined the ever-expanding Gigabit club, launching 1-Gig service in the ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/17/2014
Google Fiber has named a new boss with a telecom industry pedigree to take the helm as it continues to pursue its gigabit network expansion.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/16/2014
Here's one that should stump opponents of municipal networks: A Missouri city is turning over operation of its fiber network to a local data center and plans to give ...
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 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 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 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 Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/8/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT under pressure over fiber access; UK "national roaming" plan pooh-poohed; Ericsson opens first Global ICT Centre.
By Robert Clark, 9/8/2014
Sparked by the arrival of major offshore cables, Africa is undergoing a mini-bandwidth boom.
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OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport ...
NFV Lets NTT America Flex Its Networks
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2014
NFV helps NTT America provide specialized network services for enterprises.
Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/18/2014
In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube ...
Eurobites: EU May Free Up Fixed-Line Charges
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/18/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; ...
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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Light Reading's Hall of Fame: The Story So Far
Paul Rainford , Assistant Editor, Europe , 8/21/2013
Home to movers, shakers and downright blaggards, Light Reading's Hall of Fame ...
Industry Events: What Are They Good For?
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 8/14/2013
There are hundreds of trade shows and conferences each year, but which ones are ...
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

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In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

9|17|14   |   5:20   |   (0) comments


Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

9|17|14   |   4:38   |   (0) comments


At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

9|10|14   |   7:09   |   (0) comments


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

9|10|14   |   2:29   |   (0) comments


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

9|8|14   |   9:27   |   (0) comments


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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