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Ray Le Maistre Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
Ray Le Maistre  
8/1/2014  
Test system vendor Anite has expanded its business horizons beyond its familiar territory of wireless devices and the radio access network, and is taking on some hefty opponents in a bid to win business in the 4G evolved packet core (EPC) test system market.
Mitch Wagner A Brief History of the Prank Phone Call
Mitch Wagner  
8/1/2014   5 comments
Eight years after Alexander Graham Bell summoned Mr. Watson, someone was already using Mr. Bell's invention to prank their elders. 1884 was the first documented appearance of the prank phone call.
Ray Le Maistre Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
Ray Le Maistre  
8/1/2014   5 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with Vodafone; Turkcell ownership battle over.
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Robert Clark Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
Robert Clark  
8/1/2014   4 comments
Two perpetually struggling international bandwidth businesses have reportedly stepped up their efforts to be acquired, and both are being looked at by the same Hong Kong-based wholesale operator.
Alan Breznick Arris Rides Capex Wave Again
Alan Breznick  
7/31/2014   1 Comment
With most of its major customers now shelling out more on network and equipment upgrades, Arris is happily riding a big capex wave with no end apparently in sight.
Mitch Wagner Apple Launches 'Massive' CDN -- Report
Mitch Wagner  
7/31/2014   5 comments
Apple has gone live with its own CDN spanning the US and Europe, with interconnect deals in place with multiple ISPs, including Comcast, according to reports.
Jason Meyers Utilities Drive Connected Cars Into the Smart Grid
Jason Meyers  
7/31/2014   12 comments
As part of the Internet of Things (IoT), the connected car will dispatch emergency services and provide passengers with a slew of navigation and infotainment apps. And thanks to collaboration between utilities and automakers, electric cars could also become part of the smart grid to help both power providers and drivers optimize power consumption.
Mari Silbey Charter Revenues Up, Video Subs Down
Mari Silbey  
7/31/2014   1 Comment
While much of the news in Charter's quarterly earnings report Thursday was positive, the company is still struggling with video subscriber losses, just like many of its cable industry fellows.
Dan Jones Iliad Offers $15B for a Stake in T-Mobile
Dan Jones  
7/31/2014   7 comments
French operator Iliad has made a brazen $15 billion bid to scupper the long-rumored Sprint-T-Mobile US merger this Thursday and to try and get a 56.6% stake in the "uncarrier" for itself.
Dan Jones Does T-Mobile Need Sprint to Scale?
Dan Jones  
7/31/2014   4 comments
Does it actually make sense for T-Mobile to merge with Sprint?
Sarah Reedy Comcast Strengthens Billing Bond with CSG
Sarah Reedy  
7/31/2014   4 comments
Comcast is taking its relationship with billing systems and services specialist CSG a step further, announcing on Thursday it will turn over its entire residential billing services to its long-time partner.
Carol Wilson REIT Bandwagon May Be Small
Carol Wilson  
7/31/2014   5 comments
Windstream's plan to spin off its physical assets into a REIT prompted widespread speculation Tuesday that other US telecom players might follow suit, and stock prices lifted across the board. (See Is Windstream Boldly Setting a New Trend?.)
Dan Jones T-Mobile Expands VoLTE, Gets Going with 700MHz 4G
Dan Jones  
7/31/2014   1 Comment
T-Mobile says it has now launched voice-over-LTE across its 4G network footprint in the US.
Ray Le Maistre Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
Ray Le Maistre  
7/31/2014   6 comments
Alcatel-Lucent is planning an IPO of its submarine networks unit in the first half of 2015 to raise capital for expansion of that particular line of business into the oil and gas sector, the vendor announced Thursday as it reported its second quarter financials.
Mitch Wagner Cloudwatt Builds Snoop-Proof Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
7/31/2014   1 Comment
Cloudwatt is using open source technology, including OpenStack and Juniper's OpenContrail, to build a public, sovereign cloud service that can resist surveillance from the US National Security Agency (NSA).
Ray Le Maistre Eurobites: BT Boasts of FTTX Expansion
Ray Le Maistre  
7/31/2014  
Also in today's regional roundup: Spirent preps more M&A action as revenues rise; Telefonica suffers currency crunch; Colt's voice strategy hits sales.
Ray Le Maistre Nokia Networks Buys RAN Assets in Japan
Ray Le Maistre  
7/31/2014   4 comments
In yet another sign that it has turned a corner and is brimming with confidence, mobile network infrastructure specialist Nokia Networks has struck a deal by buy the radio access network (RAN) division of Japanese technology vendor Panasonic System Networks.
Mari Silbey Verizon, thePlatform Team Up on IP Video
Mari Silbey  
7/31/2014   1 Comment
The video business makes for strange bedfellows.
Robert Clark Singapore's IDA Preps HetNet RFP
Robert Clark  
7/31/2014   2 comments
Singapore is a 'fine' city, goes the well-worn joke about the buttoned-down South-East Asian republic, where even using your neighbor's Wi-Fi can incur a penalty.
Dan Jones Cavium Joins The SDN Chip Set With Xpliant Acquisition
Dan Jones  
7/31/2014  
Chipmaker Cavium is buying its way into the SDN components market with the $75 million acquisition of high-density Ethernet switching silicon startup Xpliant Inc., a "stealth mode" company in which it has already invested.
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