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Mitch Wagner Apple's New iPads: Built for the Enterprise
Mitch Wagner  
10/20/2014  
Apple's iPad announcement last week was good news for carriers looking to sell mobile services to enterprises, which will enjoy new security features that make the devices more business-ready.
Mitch Wagner Winds of Change Blow NFV at HP
Mitch Wagner  
10/20/2014  
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- HP's Saar Gillai is great at putting on an expression of childlike innocence.
Robert Clark Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
Robert Clark  
10/20/2014   1 Comment
Global Cloud Xchange CEO Bill Barney expects the Asian global bandwidth and managed services player to be acquired by a strategic industry investor.
Alan Breznick CableLabs Slates DOCSIS 3.1 Testing
Alan Breznick  
10/20/2014  
Following through on its public pledges last month, CableLabs has set the schedule for its first two DOCSIS 3.1 equipment testing sessions in December and January.
Dan O'Shea Infinera Looks to Rise Above Capex Concerns
Dan O'Shea  
10/20/2014  
For once, Infinera isn't being chastised for its failure to win a contract with AT&T or Verizon.
Dan Jones Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at Kansas HQ
Dan Jones  
10/20/2014   2 comments
Sprint has cut 452 jobs at its Overland Park, Kan., headquarters, as it undertakes its planned staff cuts.
Mari Silbey Incognito Unveils New QoE Solution for CPE
Mari Silbey  
10/20/2014  
Taking its recent acquisition in its stride, Incognito Software Systems unveiled today its first major product release since the company was bought by Volaris Group last month.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland to Slash Jobs
Paul Rainford  
10/20/2014   2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Daisy Group buyout; Vodafone begins LTE-Advanced rollout in UK; cloud dampens SAP's outlook.
Robin Mersh The Human Gain of the Smart Home
Robin Mersh  
10/20/2014   5 comments
The Broadband Forum and its members have played their part over the years in helping to take broadband from virtually a theory to a commodity used by more than 740 million people.
Dan Jones Samsung: Taste the 5G Rainbow!
Dan Jones  
10/20/2014  
Samsung has accelerated its "5G" radio tests with a 7.5Gbit/s transmission to a stationary test device while pushing its "5G Rainbow" of performance and technology metrics that might help define the future wireless technology.
Ray Le Maistre SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Ray Le Maistre  
10/17/2014   2 comments
DUSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- If anyone thought there might, at some point, be a pull-back by telcos from SDN and NFV, then such thoughts would have been wiped this week, despite an eye-wateringly long list of tough challenges that now face the infrastructure operators.
Dan O'Shea Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
Dan O'Shea  
10/17/2014   5 comments
Wholesale network operator Zayo went public Friday at $19 per share, and saw its price jump more than 20% by late morning, suggesting that investors weren't scared off, at least initially, by Zayo's massive debt load and its admission that it could be several years away from showing a profit.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: DT, Orange Back in EE Sale Talks
Paul Rainford  
10/17/2014   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobile Edge Computing pow-wow; Telefonica uses Huawei's XG-PON in Spain; job losses likely at Ziggo.
Alan Breznick Google Debuts Android TV Player
Alan Breznick  
10/17/2014   4 comments
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Google is plunging into the growing media streaming market with its first Android TV platform device.
Mitch Wagner iPad Air 2 Lets Users Switch Carriers Any Time
Mitch Wagner  
10/17/2014   9 comments
Apple took another chip at the carrier business model Thursday, allowing users to change carriers for wireless connectivity anytime, for any reason at all, on new iPad Airs.
Dan Jones NYC Subway Wireless No Cure for Ebola Fears
Dan Jones  
10/16/2014   8 comments
QUEENS, NY -- Court Square Subway Station -- "We're here to talk about Transit Wireless!"
Mitch Wagner Google: Carriers & Cloud Providers Need to Cooperate
Mitch Wagner  
10/16/2014   11 comments
DUSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- You can sense eyeballs rolling in their sockets when a conference speaker calls for companies to cooperate. It's a nice sentiment: Let's all work together because conflict is icky. But the reality of the marketplace requires competition.
Mari Silbey CBS Takes OTT Plunge
Mari Silbey  
10/16/2014   10 comments
Let the dominos fall where they may. Just one day after HBO announced it would take its network over the top in 2015, CBS has launched an online subscription service of its own called CBS All Access. (See HBO Will Go OTT in 2015.)
Jason Meyers Cisco: Carrier IoT Role Still Taking Shape
Jason Meyers  
10/16/2014   3 comments
CHICAGO -- At an event where 1,500 people have gathered to talk about a not-so-distant future in which tens or even hundreds of billions of devices are connected, there is surprisingly little focus on where communications service providers fit in the Internet of Things (IoT).
Ray Le Maistre Colt Preps Next-Gen OSS for NFV, SDN
Ray Le Maistre  
10/16/2014  
DUSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- One of the biggest challenges for telcos as they plan to introduce NFV and SDN into their existing networks is how they'll manage their legacy/virtualized hybrid next-generation networks.
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