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Sarah Reedy AT&T Labs' Kris Rinne to Retire
Sarah Reedy  
9/2/2014   1 Comment
Head of AT&T Labs and 2014 Light Reading Hall of Fame inductee Kris Rinne will retire at the end of November, the carrier confirmed to FierceWireless on Tuesday.
Jason Meyers C Spire Goes Gigabit in Jackson
Jason Meyers  
9/2/2014   1 Comment
C Spire has begun taking orders for gigabit services on its fiber-to-the-home network in Jackson, Miss. -- the largest gigabit city in the service provider's footprint to date.
Ray Le Maistre Ericsson Suffers IPTV Evolution Pains
Ray Le Maistre  
9/2/2014   4 comments
Ericsson's efforts to command the telco TV technology market through a series of major acquisitions and investments may have been rewarded with market leadership status, but strategic dithering following the acquisition of the Mediaroom business from Microsoft has led to uncertainty and unrest amongst customers and resulted in the defection of at least one major client.
Ray Le Maistre Nokia Networks Boasts CEM Advance
Ray Le Maistre  
9/2/2014   3 comments
Nokia Networks is kick-starting the post-summer news binge with a series of portfolio enhancement and product innovation announcements, starting with an automated customer experience management (CEM) system.
Mari Silbey Verizon Smart Home Service Inches Closer
Mari Silbey  
9/2/2014   2 comments
Verizon appears to be on the verge of launching its anticipated new home monitoring service.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: EC Probes Facebook/WhatsApp Deal
Paul Rainford  
9/2/2014   6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica exits Telecom Italia; Nokia's in collaborative mood; eircom IPO latest.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telefónica Gets EC Green Light on E-Plus Deal
Paul Rainford  
9/1/2014   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh T-Mobile bid speculation; Liberty Global sniffs around ITV; Vodafone protests net neutrality proposals.
Alan Breznick Verizon, Cox Rank Tops With Business
Alan Breznick  
Verizon Communications and Cox Communications generally do the best job of delivering wireline data, voice and video services to US businesses, according to the latest report from market research firm J.D. Power.
Iain Morris The Dawn of Gigabit Copper?
Iain Morris  
9/1/2014   6 comments
Supercharging copper lines using vectoring technology should boost broadband connection speeds up to 100 Mbit/s, but that's unlikely to be enough for the deluge of high-definition video and other advanced services that will soon be heading to a neighborhood near you. (See Vectoring: Some Va-Va-Voom for VDSL.)
Ray Le Maistre AT&T Sues Cox for Infringing Patents
Ray Le Maistre  
AT&T is suing Cox Communications for the alleged infringement of eight patents related to IP voice and service quality management.
Alan Breznick CCAP Shipments Surge for Cable Vendors
Alan Breznick  
8/29/2014   2 comments
The cable industry's much-anticipated CCAP transition is now well underway.
Kelly Herrell Be Open to the Freedom of Openness
Kelly Herrell  
8/29/2014   9 comments
"Open." In the history of networking no single word has ever invoked such a jangling of the architectural senses. The word invites visceral attacks and defenses. Is "open" possible? What does it even mean? Sure, it sounds good, but as Thoreau penned, "Be not simply good; be good for something."
Roz Roseboro NFV Drives Telco Cloud Evolution – Nokia
Roz Roseboro  
8/29/2014   5 comments
Virtualization has been making its way through the telco data center for years, with network functions the next in line to be virtualized.
Sarah Reedy Nokia's Maps Land on Samsung Devices
Sarah Reedy  
8/29/2014   17 comments
Nokia's quest to find new smartphone partners now that it's shed its handset division and Samsung's struggle to create an identity unique from Android have made the pair unlikely allies. Nokia's HERE unit said on Friday that Samsung would use its maps and location services on both its Tizen-powered smart devices and on its Android Gear line of devices.
Ray Le Maistre Telenet to Invest €500M in Gigabit Network
Ray Le Maistre  
8/29/2014   1 Comment
Belgian cable operator Telenet has unveiled plans to invest euro 500 million (US$830 million) over the next five years in a massive network upgrade that will enable it to offer broadband services of 1 Gbit/s or even faster.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Names Its Price for T-Mobile US
Paul Rainford  
8/29/2014   6 comments
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica prevails in Brazilian battle; NFV project issues specs document; Nokia navigates with Samsung.
Carol Wilson UC Another Piece of New MegaPath Puzzle
Carol Wilson  
8/29/2014   4 comments
MegaPath's move into a broader set of unified communications (UC) services, announced earlier this week, marks a major move to bring more functionality to its hosted voice offering. But it's also the beginning of MegaPath's delivery of more diverse offerings that combine its voice and data capabilities in new ways. (See MegaPath Launches Managed UC Services.)
Jason Meyers GVTC Takes Gigabit to School
Jason Meyers  
8/29/2014   3 comments
GVTC Communications is extending its optical network to a tech-savvy Texas school district, and in doing so demonstrating an important community application of gigabit networks.
Dan Jones Verizon Pushes 4G LTE for M2M
Dan Jones  
8/29/2014   1 Comment
Verizon is expecting more machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to move onto LTE networks and off 2G and 3G, and is helping the process along with a 4G modem module.
Dan Jones Now Google Planning Drones-to-Go
Dan Jones  
8/29/2014   15 comments
Google has developed prototypes of self-flying delivery drones in a long-term project to deliver goods to consumers faster.
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