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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/1/2016
Deutsche Telekom is hoping to raise up to €5 billion ($5.6 billion) from the sale of its German mobile towers in a bid to raise funds it can invest in other parts of ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/1/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's national broadband plan gets EU approval; DE-CIX chooses Interoute in Spain; fiber expansion in South Africa.
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The state of video content and delivery are worlds different from even a year ago due to the rising demand for video available anywhere, anytime and on any screen -- ...
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Rogers' Upinder Saini explains how millennial viewers favor mobile devices over big TVs and non-conventional TV content over broadcast and cable networks.
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SHANGHAI -- Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS) 2016 -- China Mobile has stamped its intentions on 5G, announcing one of the first 5G prototypes and affirming plans ...
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom prototypes NB-IoT; Orange makes Moldovan acquisition; Google bags Norway's wind power.
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Spain's Telefónica appears to have scrapped plans for a short-term sale of its O2-branded UK subsidiary in the wake of the country's momentous referendum on ...
By Aditya Kishore, Principal Analyst, Diametric Analysis, 6/30/2016
SHANGHAI -- Mobile World Congress Shanghai -- Following an intense few years of LTE infrastructure investment, China Mobile CEO, Li Yue, listed his company's 4G ...
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Less than a year and a half after Cablevision launched its WiFi phone service known as Freewheel, new owner Altice has decided to shut it down. According to the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/29/2016
SHANGHAI -- Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS) 2016 -- MWC's Asian sibling opened its doors Wednesday morning and unleashed a torrent of 5G announcements and ...
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SHANGHAI -- Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 -- Cloud computing, mobile Internet, IoT and big data are the key applications that will drive the next phase in ...
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Standardization efforts on 5G are getting ahead of a business case for the ...
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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
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Rogers: Millennials Prefer Mobile Video

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Rogers' Upinder Saini explains how millennial viewers favor mobile devices over big TVs and non-conventional TV content over broadcast and cable networks.
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ZTE Pre5G & 5G Solutions

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At 5G World London, ZTE demonstrated two types of equipment, including 128 antenna Pre5G Massive MIMO and 15GHz high-frequency base stations.
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Energy 2020: Technology Innovation to Fuel Power Efficiency

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Managing energy costs and consumption as cable operators deploy new services requires new levels of innovation from technology partners. In this video, Dave Fellows, co-founder and CTO of Layer3 TV and chief scientist of the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020 program, discusses such ambitious objectives as achieving a second 500% increase in efficiency in outside plant ...
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Transitioning to Service Agile Networks

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Packet optical networks are transitioning from proprietary converged systems to open disaggregated platforms. This video will describe the Fujitsu 1FINITY disaggregated platform, explore how 1FINITY interoperates with the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE platform and explain how 1FINITY is designed for software control, like with Fujitsu Virtuora NC.
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Nokia's Advancement Plan: Bring Old Skills to New Roles

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Nokia's Sandy Motley advises women to change their mindsets; get aggressive about advancing their careers; develop strong, diverse support networks; and always bring forth learned skills to take on new challenges and different roles.
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CEO Chat: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
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Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services

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In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.
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Energy 2020: Creating Unique Standards for Cable's Unique Networks

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Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
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Masergy: 'Now Is the Time for NFV'

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Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers' problems. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Masergy Leads the Charge With NFV Capabilities

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Hear Tim Naramore, CTO at Masergy, talk about how focusing on solving specific customer challenges, providing self-service automation tools and being laser focused on the customer experience has enabled Masergy to be a leader in the NFV space. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Private Company of the Year - Affirmed Networks

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At BCE 2016, Steve Saunders speaks to Hassan Ahmed about Affirmed's success.
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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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