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Mitch Wagner Surveillance Law Drives SDN Test From New Zealand: Reports
Mitch Wagner  
2/27/2015   2 comments
A tough surveillance law cost New Zealand a Google-sponsored SDN test, according to reports.
Alan Breznick Grande Preps 1 Gig for San Antonio
Alan Breznick  
2/27/2015   1 Comment
Grande Communications has pretty grand ambitions for Texas.
THE STAFF Light Reading Salutes Leonard Nimoy: He Lived Long & Prospered
THE STAFF  
2/27/2015   12 comments
Light Reading is sad to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy at the age of 83, as we suspect many of our readers will be.
Sarah Thomas Poll: Standardization Biggest Challenge in IoT
Sarah Thomas  
2/27/2015   5 comments
When it comes to the Internet of Things, the biggest challenge for service providers is dealing with fragmentation and a lack of standards, and their biggest priority is to help direct the standards process.
Ray Le Maistre UK 'Open' Smart City Shows Faith in SDN
Ray Le Maistre  
2/27/2015   4 comments
Optical equipment specialist Polatis has landed a key role in an "open programmable city" initiative in Bristol, UK, which has deployed the vendor's SDN-enabled optical switches.
Gagandeep Kaur Indian Operators Plot Spectrum Auction Moves
Gagandeep Kaur  
2/27/2015   8 comments
Due to get underway next week, India's biggest-ever spectrum auction is likely to witness some aggressive bidding by players keen to satisfy Indian consumers' growing appetite for mobile data services. A whopping 380.75MHz of spectrum in the 800MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz will be up for sale, along with another 5MHz of 2.1GHz spectrum in 17 of India's 22 circles (service areas).
Sarah Thomas Verizon Takes Radio Dot to Detroit, VoLTE Overseas
Sarah Thomas  
2/27/2015   4 comments
Verizon is making important technology moves both at home and overseas. The carrier will be the first to deploy Ericsson's Radio Dot small cell system in the US and has successfully demonstrated international voice-over-LTE calling with two international telcos.
Mari Silbey Aereo Gets A Kick in the Ass(ets)
Mari Silbey  
2/27/2015   8 comments
Sometimes the higher you rise, the further you fall.
Robert Clark China Issues LTE FDD Licenses
Robert Clark  
2/27/2015   1 Comment
Full-throated 4G competition is finally coming to China following the long-awaited issue of LTE FDD licences.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Ericsson Bites Apple Over Patents
Paul Rainford  
2/27/2015   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Nokia team up for telco cloud; eircom revenues fall 4% in second quarter.
Ray Le Maistre The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
Ray Le Maistre  
2/27/2015   5 comments
Most people in the industry thought it was coming but when the news broke on Thursday that the FCC had voted in favor of classifying US fixed and mobile broadband as telecom services under Title II of the Communications Act, imposing net neutrality rules as part of the process, it was still a "wow" moment.
Ray Le Maistre Let There Be Lumentum! JDSU Names Its New Empire
Ray Le Maistre  
2/27/2015   8 comments
The JDSU management team appears to have been channeling the spirit of the Roman Empire when they decided on the names for the two separate public companies that will be created when the company does the splits later this year. (See JDSU Unveils New Company Names and JDSU to Split in Two.)
Iain Morris EE to Trial 400 Mbit/s 4G, eMBMS at Wembley
Iain Morris  
2/27/2015   1 Comment
UK mobile operator EE has begun trying out a 400 Mbit/s service over its 4G network at Wembley Stadium in northwest London and it expects to begin trialing LTE-Broadcast technology at the famous venue by June.
Sarah Thomas Qualcomm Brings LTE-U to Small Cells
Sarah Thomas  
2/26/2015   1 Comment
The original champion of running LTE in 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum bands, Qualcomm, is taking its support for the controversial technology to the next level by integrating it into its latest small cell chipsets and RF transceivers for both small cells and mobile devices.
Dan O'Shea ADVA Revenues Up, Eyes Data Center Prize
Dan O'Shea  
2/26/2015  
ADVA has become the latest optical networking vendor to report robust earnings and talk a bullish game about the near-term future of the sector.
Jason Meyers FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
Jason Meyers  
2/26/2015   3 comments
While it was not the most significant -- and certainly not the most controversial -- part of today's actions, the FCC's decision to pre-empt state laws regarding municipal networks in North Carolina and Tennessee is likely to unleash a flood of petitions by municipalities in other states looking to address local demand for broadband.
Mari Silbey FCC Vote Shows Net Neutrality Strains
Mari Silbey  
2/26/2015   1 Comment
Title II is a go. Now the question is how it will actually work.
Carol Wilson US Telecom: FCC's Move Has Global Implications
Carol Wilson  
2/26/2015   2 comments
The FCC's decision to reclassify broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service will now subject the Internet to international telecom rules, as governed by the United Nations and the ITU, and could prompt other countries to implement similar regulations, claims the head of the major lobbying organization for telecom companies. (See FCC Adopts Title II Internet Regs for Net Neutrality.)
Alan Breznick FCC Adopts Title II Rules
Alan Breznick  
2/26/2015   10 comments
In a historic move, the FCC has decided to reclassify US broadband service as a telecom service under Title II of the Communications Act, making broadband potentially subject to utility-style regulations for the first time.
Mitch Wagner China, US Quarrels Could Get Ugly for Telecom
Mitch Wagner  
2/26/2015   1 Comment
The simmering trade war between the US and China could be heating up, as China dropped top US vendors from its approved state purchase list, according to reports this week.
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