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Dan O'Shea Ciena 5430 Makes Massive Capacity Jump
Dan O'Shea  
8/28/2015  
Ciena has boosted switching capacity on its 5430 OTN switch from 3.6 Tbit/s to 15 Tbit/s, such a big increase that it might sound like a technology advancement in search of a real-world use case were it not for the fact that Asian mobile carrier SK Telecom is already deploying the upgraded switch.
Iain Morris Russia's MTS Strikes Revenue-Sharing Deal With Google
Iain Morris  
8/28/2015  
Russian mobile operator MTS is hoping a new deal with Google will provide a spur to its mobile data business as it looks to attract more consumers to its range of smartphone offerings.
Dan O'Shea Lumentum Looks to Be a Buyer
Dan O'Shea  
8/28/2015   1 Comment
Brand-new JDSU spinoff Lumentum has been presumed to be an acquisition target for other companies in the optical components space, but don't be surprised if the hunted turns out to be the hunter.
Dan O'Shea Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
Dan O'Shea  
8/28/2015  
We continue to see great progress toward all-IP networks, and it's become a forgone conclusion that TDM is dead.
Gagandeep Kaur Airtel Gets 4G Ammunition With Augere Acquisition
Gagandeep Kaur  
8/28/2015  
Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom operator, has signed a definitive agreement to take full ownership of Augere Wireless as it looks to build up its 4G capabilities.
Mari Silbey Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight
Mari Silbey  
8/28/2015  
It's time for your Gigabites roundup. In this edition, Connecticut pushes forward with the CT Gig Project, another Kansas town lines up for gigabit broadband and more.
Ray Le Maistre Nokia Preps JV Future in China
Ray Le Maistre  
8/28/2015   1 Comment
As part of its planned euro 15.6 billion (US$17.6 billion) acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia is to merge its business unit in China with Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. (See Nokia Makes euro 15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent.)
Mitch Wagner LTE-U Is Nicer to WiFi Than WiFi Qualcomm
Mitch Wagner  
8/28/2015   1 Comment
SAN DIEGO -- LTE-U isn't just compatible with WiFi. It's a better neighbor for WiFi devices than other WiFi devices are, say Qualcomm executives and engineers.
Sarah Thomas Championing Change: It's a Cultural Thing
Sarah Thomas  
8/28/2015   2 comments
When we started our Women in Telecom/Tech/Comms initiative last year, our underlying goal was to redress the gender imbalance in our male-dominated industry. It's a noble goal, but I've come to realize that creating a culture that values diversity, is respectful of women and cognizant of their differences trumps playing a numbers game any day.
Iain Morris Eurobites: Google Denies EU Charges
Iain Morris  
8/28/2015  
Also in today's regional roundup: Liberty Global and Vodafone still in talks; Inmarsat launches new satellite; Telkom mulls Cell C takeover; ECI wins SDN deal in Sweden.
Ray Le Maistre All Change in China?
Ray Le Maistre  
8/28/2015   5 comments
China's fiercely guarded communications services sector looks set for a seismic shift that could involve some market-changing M&A and asset-swapping activity, recent developments suggest.
Mitch Wagner Read All of 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Our Original Sci-Fi Story
Mitch Wagner  
8/28/2015  
"Silence Like Diamonds" is an unusual science fiction story in an unusual format and place.
Sarah Thomas T-Mobile Joins CCA's Rural Roaming Hub
Sarah Thomas  
8/27/2015   6 comments
T-Mobile has joined Sprint and a dozen small wireless operators in the CCA's Data Services Hub for data and voice roaming across rural America, almost a year and half after its launch.
Carol Wilson CenturyLink Gets $500M for Rural Broadband
Carol Wilson  
8/27/2015   2 comments
CenturyLink has accepted more than a half-billion dollars in federal funds to extend broadband connections to 2.3 million rural customers over the next five years, the FCC said today.
Mari Silbey Cox Lights Up Flare Kids App
Mari Silbey  
8/27/2015   5 comments
Cox is showing its kid-friendly side.
Ray Le Maistre Why OT Is HOT for Telecom Vendors
Ray Le Maistre  
8/27/2015   1 Comment
Every telecom sector vendor is facing the same challenge: find new revenue streams. Just being a developer and supplier to telecom operators is no longer a viable business for most.
Carol Wilson Equinix Drives Hybrid Trend to Colo Growth
Carol Wilson  
8/27/2015  
For Equinix, increasing revenues is an old story: The interconnect/data center company has seen revenue growth for the last 50 quarters and yes, that's more than 12 years, consecutively. But it's the way that revenue is growing today that offers insight into how networks are being impacted by the rise of hybrid computing and how colocation is beginning to be more attractive than interconnection.
Sarah Thomas The Woman Behind Sprint's Chicago Shakeup
Sarah Thomas  
8/27/2015   1 Comment
Tracy Nolan is no stranger to Chicago, the wireless market or holding the title of president and general manager of Illinois and Wisconsin. She is, however, new to Sprint and already shaking things up in the Midwest.
Dan Pitt OpenFlow: Actually on the Ascent
Dan Pitt  
8/27/2015  
I've been hearing it and you probably have been too: people questioning the future of the OpenFlow protocol or even proclaiming (perhaps wishfully so) its demise.
Iain Morris Bouygues Chief Bitter Over Iliad's Inclusion
Iain Morris  
8/27/2015  
Martin Bouygues, the chairman and CEO of the French industrial group that bears his name, has lashed out at French competition authorities over the decision to let Iliad (Euronext: ILD) enter the mobile-phone market in 2012.
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