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Dan Jones Report: Intel Buying Altera?
Dan Jones  
3/27/2015   1 Comment
Intel is reportedly in talks for a $10 billion-plus takeover of basestation chipmaker Altera.
Gagandeep Kaur Idea, Airtel, Vodafone Splash Out on Indian Airwaves
Gagandeep Kaur  
3/27/2015   3 comments
Details of license winners in India's $17.5 billion spectrum sale were released yesterday, showing that India's three biggest mobile operators had managed to cling on to their 900MHz holdings and pick up new airwaves for the rollout of 3G services. (See India's Mega Spectrum Sale Garners $17.5B and India's Spectrum Sale Shatters Records .)
Sarah Thomas Carriers Are Bright Spot in BlackBerry Q4
Sarah Thomas  
3/27/2015   3 comments
The good news for BlackBerry is that it's experiencing the best carrier retail support it's seen in a number of years, helping it pull off a profit in the fourth quarter. The bad news is that it's still struggling to gain traction for both its handsets and its more promising software business.
Mari Silbey TV Everywhere Nears Mainstream Adoption
Mari Silbey  
3/27/2015   4 comments
Nearly six years after the concept was first introduced, TV Everywhere finally appears to be getting somewhere.
Iain Morris Nokia to Manage Vodafone's Australian Networks from India
Iain Morris  
3/27/2015   5 comments
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has agreed to a four-year extension of a managed services deal with Nokia Networks, with the value of the new contract thought to be worth around $200 million.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telefónica Faces Tax Fine in Peru
Paul Rainford  
3/27/2015   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up in Botswana; EE's complaints handing probe; Telekom Austria's Turkish MVNO.
Kelly Davis-Felner WiFi Fuels the Social-Local-Mobile Movement
Kelly Davis-Felner  
3/27/2015  
The mobile experience is user-initiated. Whether it's searching for the closest bus station or making a call to see if friends are nearby, the experience relies on Internet connectivity, GPS and one-way beacons to enable people to actively search their local environment.
Alan Breznick Cable Sweats SDN/NFV Challenges
Alan Breznick  
3/26/2015   1 Comment
While the telcos have made a lot more noise about SDN and NFV, the cable industry is quietly making strides on virtualization as well, focusing mainly on incorporating open standards and developing virtualized customer premise equipment (CPE).
Sarah Thomas AT&T Woos SMBs With Small-Scale WiFi
Sarah Thomas  
3/26/2015   13 comments
SMBs have a number of suitors and technologies to choose from these days, with the latest courtship coming from AT&T, which announced a new WiFi-Small Site service for the enterprise Thursday.
Mari Silbey Comcast Says TWC Deal Will Close Later
Mari Silbey  
3/26/2015   3 comments
The odds-makers must be enjoying themselves today.
Dan O'Shea OFC: Huawei Eyes Transport SDN Deals
Dan O'Shea  
3/26/2015   2 comments
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015Huawei came to OFC this week armed with multiple transport SDN demonstrations, along with the belief it could complete ten or more transport SDN deployments for network operators by the end of this year.
Iain Morris Telefónica Pursues 4G-for-the-Masses Strategy
Iain Morris  
3/26/2015   3 comments
Having just agreed to sell its O2-branded UK business to Hutchison Whampoa for GB pound 10.25 billion ($15.2 billion), Spain's Telefonica has been all over the news this week. (See Telefonica Seals $15.2B O2 Sale to Hutchison.)
Mitch Wagner Just Don't Say IBM Is 'Relaunching' Networking Business
Mitch Wagner  
3/26/2015   7 comments
IBM has consolidated its networking capabilities into a single business unit and is talking publicly about its strategy, after a long period of silence.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: EC Plots Its Digital Single Market
Paul Rainford  
3/26/2015   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.
Mitch Wagner Corsa Looks to Bring SDN to the WAN
Mitch Wagner  
3/26/2015   2 comments
Fresh from a $16.5 million funding round, Corsa Technology is looking to bring SDN to the WAN using its own custom hardware.
Carol Wilson True or False, Telecom-Style
Carol Wilson  
3/26/2015   4 comments
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Oracle Industry Connect 2015 -- US politicians have trained us not to expect direct answers to direct questions. So it was interesting to hear Rajeev Chand of Rutberg & Co. challenge an FCC commissioner, a Dish network exec and the head of Google Fiber to give true or false answers to a series of controversial questions -- and actually get them to do it.
Mari Silbey Average US Broadband Speeds No Great Shakes
Mari Silbey  
3/25/2015   8 comments
If 25 Mbit/s is the new broadband threshold, then US connectivity leaves a lot to be desired. (See FCC Sets 25/3 as New Broadband Bar.)
Carol Wilson Enterprises Not Yet Embracing Cloud DR
Carol Wilson  
3/25/2015   1 Comment
The cloud is proving a boon to enterprise disaster recovery efforts by reducing cost and improving flexibility, but most business IT departments aren't taking advantage of the new possibilities and are leaving themselves vulnerable to costly disruptions, a new survey conducted by NTT shows.
Gagandeep Kaur India's Mega Spectrum Sale Garners $17.5B
Gagandeep Kaur  
3/25/2015   3 comments
India's mega auction of spectrum has finally wrapped up, with bids reaching INR1.09 trillion ($17.5 billion) after 19 days and 115 rounds. (See India's Spectrum Sale Shatters Records and India Spectrum Bids Trigger Debt Fears.)
Dan O'Shea Facebook Wants to See Optical Sector M&A
Dan O'Shea  
3/25/2015   2 comments
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- Count Facebook among the companies that would like to see more consolidation in the optical components sector, particularly in the rapidly developing area of silicon photonics.
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