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Ray Le Maistre Making Sense of It All at BTE
Ray Le Maistre  
5/28/2015   3 comments
Blink and you'll miss something big.
Dan Jones Gambling on Used Sprint Phones: Are Users Buying a Brick?
Dan Jones  
5/28/2015   1 Comment
Buyer beware! US consumers who purchase a used phone with the intention of activating it with an independent MVNO that runs over the Sprint network may well be buying a totally useless brick.
Sarah Thomas Sprint CEO Claims Next-Gen Network Will Be #1
Sarah Thomas  
5/28/2015   1 Comment
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure made some bold claims about Sprint's network in the coming months at Thursday's Code conference, leaving many to wonder just what Softbank has up its sleeve for its wayward US operator.
Mari Silbey Why Netflix Traffic Keeps Soaring
Mari Silbey  
5/28/2015   1 Comment
Netflix streaming continues to take over the Internet during the evening hours in North America, with Sandvine stating in its Global Internet Phenomena Report that Netflix traffic now accounts for an impressive 38.5% of all downstream bandwidth at peak times.
Ray Le Maistre What Will Avago Do With Broadcom?
Ray Le Maistre  
5/28/2015   2 comments
What will Avago do with Broadcom once it has completed the $37 billion acquisition to form a monster networking and storage chip vendor?
Dan Jones Sprint Policy Change Spells Trouble for MVNOs
Dan Jones  
5/28/2015   1 Comment
A change in Sprint's policy on activating devices could affect many of the independent mobile virtual network operators that use its network and which have been encouraging their customers to source their own devices.
Ray Le Maistre Avago Seals Deal to Buy Broadcom for $37B
Ray Le Maistre  
5/28/2015   1 Comment
Avago Technologies is forming what it calls the "world's leading diversified communications semiconductor company" by acquiring Broadcom for $37 billion in cash and stock.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telefónica Launches 'Quin-Play' Service
Paul Rainford  
5/28/2015   1 Comment
Quad-play is just so 2014. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox in French IoT deal; Ericsson opens cloud lab in Rome; Huawei and Volkswagen share the ride.
Ray Le Maistre Europe Set to Miss Digital Deadline – Point Topic
Ray Le Maistre  
5/28/2015   2 comments
The European Commission's Digital Agenda target of hooking up every home and business with a broadband connection of at least 30 Mbit/s by 2020 looks doomed, according to research house Point Topic.
Mitch Wagner Will Carriers Follow Facebook's Networking Lead?
Mitch Wagner  
5/28/2015   6 comments
Facebook is turning the normal relationship between network operators and vendors upside down. Is this a lead that service providers will follow, and if so, how far?
Mari Silbey Altice Eyes Next US Cable Prizes
Mari Silbey  
5/27/2015  
Acknowledging that Altice wasn't ready to make a deal for Time Warner Cable when Charter swooped in with an offer, owner Patrick Drahi told a French parliamentary hearing that he still plans to go on a cable company hunting spree in the US.
Mitch Wagner HP: ConteXtream's Precision Network Configuration Drove Acquisition
Mitch Wagner  
5/27/2015   1 Comment
ConteXtream gives service providers the ability to configure networks with watchmaker precision, which was key to HP's decision to acquire the SDN company, says Saar Gillai, SVP and GM of NFV for HP.
Mitch Wagner Broadcom in Buyout Talks With Avago – Report
Mitch Wagner  
5/27/2015  
Broadcom is in "advanced talks" to be bought by Avago Technologies, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
Dan Jones Fortinet Set to Buy Meru for $44M
Dan Jones  
5/27/2015  
Security company Fortinet plans to buy enterprise WiFi company Meru for $44 million, it revealed Wednesday.
Alan Breznick Charter Plans Business Services, Wireless Push
Alan Breznick  
5/27/2015   6 comments
Now that it has finally negotiated deals to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, Charter Communications has its eye on greatly expanding its business services and wireless reach.
Carol Wilson BTG Breaks Out Cloud Partner Program
Carol Wilson  
5/27/2015   2 comments
A longtime cloud partner of AT&T's is creating its own private cloud partner program, hoping to attract systems integrators, consultants, resellers and others to package its compute, storage and security platform as part of an enterprise or small business solution. (See BTG Launches Private Cloud Partner Program.)
Mari Silbey Cisco VNI Report Shows Set-Top Shift
Mari Silbey  
5/27/2015   2 comments
In what's become a standard refrain from Cisco's annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) report, IP traffic continues to accelerate, mobile usage is up and online video is taking up more Internet bandwidth than ever before.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Nokia Buys SON Specialist
Paul Rainford  
5/27/2015  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets Spanish green light for Jazztel buy; Ericsson takes 5G down the mines; Drahi explains TWC pullout.
Jennifer Kyriakakis The Three Steps to Digital Dominance
Jennifer Kyriakakis  
5/27/2015  
Plenty of communications service providers (CSPs) are talking about making the transition to offer digital services. However, there's a spectrum of different strategies out there based on individual technology, business and customer requirements that must be considered.
Sarah Thomas BTE 2015: IoT Driving SDN, NFV Business Case
Sarah Thomas  
5/27/2015   1 Comment
If operators haven't yet determined a business case to deploy SDN and NFV in their networks, they may find one in the billions of small sensors that are already starting to make their way onto their networks.
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